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    SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas "Results of SEPO Board Review" ******************************** COMPLETE (June 28, 2022) ******************************** COMPLAINT: Rules Violations concerning a Resident's yard (Submitted on April 12, 2022) ​​ Complaint - Rules Violations Who has Responsibility - Beth Parrish initially - then entire Board. Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-21: Beth acknowledged receipt of the complaint to the submitter. 2022-05-20: An attempt was made by the Office to call the resident. The phone # on file was no good. An e-mail was sent from the Office to the resident indicating the need to resolve the rules violations. Several Times between sending e-mail and violation notice: A Board member spoke to the resident. 2022-06-22: Board sent a Formal Violation Notice to resident giving him/her seven days to resolve per the Policies & Procedures. Between 2022-0-22 & 2022-06-28: Resident's yard is no longer in violation. 2022-06-29: Beth contacted the submitters via e-mail to inform them the violations no longer existed and the Board is considering this item COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (via Board e-mail vote on May 7, 2022) (Item is Pending 'formal' Board approval at next Regular Board Mtg) ******************************** IDEA: Establish a Sunshine Rock Painting Club (Submitted on May 5, 2022) ​​ Suggestion / Idea - A resident would like to establish a Sunshine Rock Painting Club. Who has Responsibility - 2022-05-05: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2022-05-07: Beth obtained approval from the Board via e-mail vote to allow the formation of a Sunshine Rock Painting Club. This item will be put on a future Regular Board meeting agenda in order to 'formally' approve the establishment of this club. Beth notified the submitter via e-mail she can proceed with creating this club and she will be notified when the Board meeting vote is final. ******************************** COMPLETE (June 16, 2022) ******************************** IDEA: Use the Woodshop 'spraying painting' area for painting rocks. (Submitted on June 13, 2022) ​ ​​ Idea - The Rock Painting Club would like to use the Woodshop's 'spray painting' area to 'spray rocks'. Who has Responsibility - 2022-06-11: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2022-06-11: Beth received pictures from the submitter showing the area behind the Woodshop that the Rock Painting Club would like to use to spray paint rocks. The submitter had received a complaint from a resident about why the club was using this area. 2022-06-13: Beth sent an e-mail acknowledgement to the submitter that the Board had received the 'idea'. Beth determined the Woodshop had approved the Rock Painting Club could use this area. Due to the 'resident' complaint Beth proceeded to seek 'formal' approval of the request from the Board. 2022-06-15: The Board approved the request. 2022-06-16: Beth contacted the submitter via e-mail to inform her the request was approved, and the Board is considering this item COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (June 16, 2022) ******************************** Suggestion/Complaint: Ditch Drainage @ intersection of MN & KS (Submitted on Mar 14, 2022) ​​ Complaint - Declining drainage in the ditch. Could the ditch possibly be dredged? Who has Responsibility - 2022-03-16: Larry Keller Status / Action Taken - 2022-03-16: Jean talked to submitter today about this issue. 2022-03-25: Larry, along with some of the SEPO staff, have reviewed the situation. Larry is working to determine who has responsibility for this ditch as it appears it is not SEPO's property. 2022-04-02: Having found no formal acknowledgement e-mail to the submitter of the form, Beth sent the acknowledgement of receipt e-mail today. 2022-05-09: Share reported the following to the Board after having a conversation with Alan Moore, manager of Drainage District No. 5. They are to begin dredging this week at the north end of the ditch making their way south and it should take a few days. They control the ditch from our maintenance buildings north. There are a number of things feeding into the ditch to the north and they keep a close watch on it. 2022-06: Randy and Larry have been monitoring the situation. 2022-06-16: At this time the conclusion is that the ditch has been cleaned out to the Board's satisfaction. An e-mail was sent to the submitter thanking her for all of the information supplied to the Board to help remedy this issue. The submitter was asked to inform the other residents whose names had been on the complaint. The Board is considering this issue COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (June 15, 2022) ******************************** COMPLAINT: Issue with eroding ditch behind homes by the Pond on MN (Submitted on Jan 28, 2022) ​ ​ Complaint - ​ Issue with eroding ditch behind homes by the Pond on MN. Who has Responsibility - 2022-02-14: The form did not get forwarded to the Board per process until today. Larry Keller will take over responsibility. Status / Action Taken - 2022-03: There was no e-mail acknowledgement to the submitter since the SEPO form had been received several days after it was submitted. Since it was already in the process of being investigated Beth talked to the submitter in person concerning status. 2022-04-21: The submitter was allowed to speak at the Board mtg on April 21, 2022. Some good suggestions were proposed, which the Board will take into consideration when determining solution(s) to this issue. After the Board meeting, Larry & Randy agreed on a plan to clean out the south ditch using SEPO equipment. 2022-05-26: Randy reported to the Board that there have been heavy rains in Harlingen lately and the submitters are very pleased with the flow of water in the ditch behind their homes. 2022-05-27: Beth contacted the submitters via e-mail to confirm they were ok with the Board closing out their SEPO complaint. 2022-06-15: No reply was received from the submitters. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . 2022-06-21: Beth sent an e-mail to the submitters informing them of the 'formal' completion of this submission. ******************************** CLOSED (May 18, 2022) ******************************** Complaint/Suggestion - Virtual Mtgs & Board Director Reports (Submitted on Oct 18, 2021) ​ ​​ Suggestion / Complaint Resident would like to go back to 'normal' meeting agendas, no more virtual meetings, and more clear / inclusive Director Reports. Who has Responsibility - 2021-10-24: Tony Tramel Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-24 : E-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by Board of this Suggestion / Complaint and requesting a Face-to-Face meeting. 2021-11: Due to illness in the submitter's family this meeting never took place. 2022-05-18: During review of open SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea forms this was marked COMPLETE since the items listed in the submission centered around returning to Board meetings and Director reporting as was done pre-Covid. ******************************** COMPLETE (May 18, 2022) ******************************** COMPLAINT: See Below for Explanation (Submitted on April 6, 2022) ​​ Complaint - ​ The complaint cannot be described as it pertained to a possible SEPO Rules violation. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-09: Share Nelson Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-09: Previous to Complaint submission - Based on a verbal complaint to the Board by this submitter, several Board members were involved in determining what/if anything could be done concerning the complaint. 2022-04-09: Beth sent an e-mail to the submitter acknowledging receipt by the Board of this Complaint. ​2022-04-21: At the April 21, 2022 Board Executive Session it was agreed the Board would not be involved in any continuing issues concerning this submission. 2022-05-18: Between the April 21 Exec meeting and May 18 instances pertaining to this submission prompted the Board to consult the SEPO attorney. The attorney agreed it was indeed not a Board issue. The submitter was informed via e-mail the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (May 18, 2022) ******************************** SUGGESTIONS & COMPLAINTS: Don't need New Rules. Need to Enforce Current Rules. (Submitted on April 5, 2022) ​ ​ Suggestions & Complaints - The suggestions and complaints cannot be described as they pertained to possible SEPO Rules violations. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-05: Entire Board due to the volume of complaints. Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-05: Beth acknowledged to the submitter the SEPO form had been received and the appropriate Board member(s) would investigate the issues. 2022-04-21: At the April 21, 2022 Exec Session the Board made several decisions concerning all of the items listed on the form. 2022-05-15: Beth sent an e-mail to the submitter stating what the decisions from the April 21 Exec Session were. The submitter was also asked to supply additional information by EOD May 31 pertaining to some of the items of concern. 2022-05-18: The Board consulted the SEPO attorney on one item. However, the reply from the submitter contained no additional information the Board could act on. The submitter was informed the Board is considering this submission CLOSED . ******************************** COMPLETE (May 15, 2022) ******************************** SUGGESTION: Suggest a metal roof for Retzlaff Hall ​ ​ Suggestion - Resident suggested putting a metal roof on Retzlaff Hall. Who has Responsibility - 2022-03-10: Jean Burgoine Status / Action Taken - 2022-03 & 04-: Jean has been meeting with various contractors and knowledgeable residents to determine what should be done to the Retzlaff Hall roof - repair or replace. 2022-04-21: It was decided Jean would get bids for both a repair and a replacement. Depending on the cost, the board may need to get involved to determine how to pay for what is decided to do. 2022-05-15: Beth informed the submitter via e-mail the Board is taking his suggestion into consideration, and the Board is formally COMPLETING his submission at this time. ******************************* COMPLETE (May 5, 2022) ******************************* COMPLAINT: ACC form during work should not contain resident Personal info ​ ​ Complaint - Resident is requesting the ACC form that is displayed while work is in process at a resident's home be made simpler and not contain a resident's personal information or the type of work being done. Who has Responsibility - 2022-02-17: Randy Davis Status / Action Taken - 2022-03 & 04: Randy developed a simple form and the ACC approved its use ongoing. 2022-04-21: Randy reported the ACC recently started using the new form. Beth continued working with the ACC to get the 'ACC Request Form' updated and the new process defined. 2022-05-04: Beth updated the Web site with the new and updated forms and the revised process. She informed the submitter via e-mail of this and that the Board was considering the submission COMPLETE . 2022-05-05: The community was informed all of the changes above had been completed. ******************************* COMPLETE (May 1, 2022) ******************************* SUGGESTION: Light at TX & MN is blinking ​​ Suggestion - Issue with one of the new lights on TX Ave. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-09: Larry Keller Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-09: Beth acknowledged to the submitter the SEPO form had been received and Lalo has been working to determine a solution. 2022-04-21: Larry reported at the Board meeting that a bad light on TX Ave was being replaced from the vendor. 2022-05-01: Larry informed Beth the light had been replaced. 2022-05-15: Beth informed the submitter via e-mail the light had been fixed and the Board was considering his submission COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (April 21, 2022) ******************************** SUGGESTION via E-mail: Golf Cart parking spots on TX Ave ​​ Suggestion - Resident would like Golf Cart parking spot lines painted on TX Ave. Who has Responsibility - 2022-02-07: Larry Keller 2022-03-??: Lenore took over responsibility to follow-up on this. Status / Action Taken - 2022-02-08: Beth requested the resident submit a formal SEPO Suggestion form. 2022-02-14: A form was never submitted, but since this is similar to a SEPO form received from another resident it is being posted here. 2022-02 & 03 Board Mtgs: This topic was discussed at several board mtgs without resolution. 2022-04-21: At the Apr 21, 2022 Board meeting Lenore reported that she has talked with residents who take their dogs to TX Ave. They have agreed to be very careful when driving their golf carts on the grass and/or they will park along TX Ave. The residents requested the grass cutting level be raised on the mower. Larry had already asked Lalo to do this. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (April 21, 2022) ******************************** COMPLAINT/SUGGESTION: Golf Carts are tearing up TX Ave (Submitted on Feb 14, 2022) ​​ Complaint / Suggestions - A resident is complaining Golf Cart traffic is tearing up TX Ave and made several suggestions in her submission to resolve this. Who has Responsibility - 2022-02-14: Larry Keller 2022-03-??: Lenore took over responsibility to follow-up on this. Status / Action Taken - 2022-02-15: Beth informed the submitter the Board had received her submission. 2022-02 & 03 Bd Mtgs: This topic was discussed at several board mtgs without resolution. 2022-04-21: At the Apr 21, 2022 Board mtg Lenore report that she has talked with residents who take their dogs to TX Ave. They have agreed to be very careful when driving their golf carts on the grass and/or they will park along TX Ave. They requested the grass cutting level be raised on the mower. Larry has already asked Lalo to do this. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . 2022-05-15: Beth informed the submitter the Board is considering her submission COMPLETE per process. ******************************** COMPLETE (April 21, 2022) ******************************** SUGGESTION/IDEA - establish a Sunshine Fishing Club (Submitted on April 2, 2022) ​​ Idea - Establish a Sunshine Fishing Club. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-01: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-01: Beth obtained approval from the Board via e-mail vote to allow the formation of a Sunshine Fishing Club. This item will be put on the April 21, 2022, Board meeting agenda in order to 'formally' approve the establishment of this club. The submitter has been informed to proceed with starting this club and will be notified when the Board meeting vote is final. 2022-04-21: The Board formally approved the formation of the Sunshine Fishing Club at the Apr 21, 2022 Board Meeting and the submitter was notified of this formal vote. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . 2022-05-09: A follow-up e-mail was sent to the submitter, after the community was informed, indicating this item is complete. ********************************* COMPLETE (April 9, 2022) ********************************* COMPLAINT - Resident felt a card received from the Women's Club was insensitive. (Submitted on April 6, 2022) ​​ Complaint - Resident felt a card received from the Women's Club was insensitive. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-09: Beth Parrish will address to WC. Status / Action Taken - 2022-04-07: A SEPO E-news E-Mail was sent to the community in an attempt to find out who had submitted this form. 2022-04-09: It appears no one is going to acknowledge the submission. Since the WC needs to be aware, Beth forwarded the form to the WC President. The Board is unable to acknowledge to the submitter the action that has been taken. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (April 2, 2022) ******************************** Complaint: GNDGT Priority (Submitted on Mar 3, 2022) ​​ Complaint - Resident wants to know why the Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) has priority over Women's and Men's League golf tournaments when it comes to approving the 'next' Winter season's events in March of each year. Who has Responsibility - 2022-03-03: Randy took the lead on this one. 2022-03-07: Beth worked out the details of when the Ladies Golf League would hold their tournament in March 2023. Status / Action Taken - 2022-03-05: Randy talked with the current Ladies' Golf League president to explain that the GNDGT had been the priority event of Sunshine for 34 years. He pointed out the front entrance into Sunshine says 'Home of the Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament' and not the home of any other of Sunshine's many events. 2022-03-07: Based on Randy's discussion with the Women's Golf League president, Beth worked with the responsible residents to come up with acceptable dates for the 2022-2023 Winter Season for the Board to approve at the Mar 8, 2022, Board Meeting. The Women's Golf League president relayed this information to the submitter of this complaint. 2022-04-02: Notice of closure of this item was sent to the submitter on April 2, 2022. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE. ******************************** COMPLETE (March 31, 2022) ******************************** SUGGESTION - Publish the BIO of the new SEPO Board President (Submitted on March 29, 2022) ​​ Idea - Request to publish BIO of newly appointed Board President, Share Nelson. Who has Responsibility - 2022-03-29: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2022-03-31: The new Board President’s (Share Nelson) BIO was sent via e-mail to the community and has been posted on the Sunshine Web site in the ‘Residents Only ’ section. COMPLETE 2022-04-02: Beth informed the submitter via e-mail that the Board was considering this submission COMPLETE . ******************************** COMPLETE (Mar 25, 2022) ******************************** Complaint - Woodshop requirement to show Proof of Vaccine or Negative Covid-19 Test (Submitted on Sep 22, 2021) ​ ​ Complaint - On-duty monitors at the Woodshop are SEPO residents and should not be privy to other residents Covid-19 related status. Who has Responsibility - 2021-09-22: Tony Tramel Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-06 : E-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by Board of submission concerning the Woodshop restrictions relating to Covid-19. 2021-10-12: Tony is having conversation with Jerry Wetherbee (Woodshop President) about this issue. 2022-03-25: Throughout the winter the woodshop Board/Monitors maintained varying degrees of restrictions pertaining to Covid-19. Upon investigation of the Board the following, pertaining to Covid-19, was voted on and approved at the Mar 25, 2022 Board mtg. The Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . NEW BUSINESS: SEPO & Covid-19. MOTION: Randy moved and Beth seconded every SEPO owned facility/building on SEPO property no longer have any Covid restrictions and we no longer need to read the Covid statement/disclaimer at meetings and events. DISCUSSION: Lenore stated the updated justification for lifting any restrictions came from the CDC and Cameron County statistics dated March 2022. She stressed the need to be vigilant and that the Board could adjust their comments accordingly if things change. Jean pointed out, since we are officially dropping our restrictions, this does not prohibit people from wearing face masks if they feel the need. If you feel ill, please remain at home. VOTE: The motion passed unanimously. Update: The Web site has been updated to reflect this announcement . ******************************** COMPLETE (Jan 11, 2022) ******************************** COMPLAINT / IDEA: Take down cable & do not put a fence at the end of #6 (Submitted on Jan 7, 2022) ​​ Complaint / Idea - A resident would like the cable at the end of Hole #6 removed and the Board does not put a fence there. Who has Responsibility - 2022-04-01: Tony Tramel Status / Action Taken - 2022-01-07: Beth acknowledged to the submitter the Board would put his submission on the Jan 11, 2022 Board Mtg agenda. 2022-01-11: After discussion the Board approved Lyn to proceed with putting up the fence. The submitter was in attendance at the meeting. No formal e-mail acknowledgement of completion of this submission was sent since the submitter was in attendance at the Jan 11, 2022 Board mtg. The Board is considering this item COMPLETE . ************************************ COMPLETE (Dec 14, 2021) ************************************ Suggestion - Do Not put SEPO Christmas Decorations until up until after Thanksgiving - (Submitted on Dec 3, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - Do Not put up SEPO Christmas Decorations until after Thanksgiving. Who has Responsibility - 2021-12-06: Tony Tramel will pose this to the entire Board. Status / Action Taken - 2021-12-06 : Tony suggested this item be added to the Dec 14 Board mtg agenda 2021-12-14 : There was a consensus by the Board that the Christmas lights on TX Ave be turned on no sooner than the Monday after Thanksgiving. 2021-12-29 : An e-mail was sent to both the submitter and the community indicating the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . Sent 2021-12-29 to Community: SEPO Suggestion: Do Not put up SEPO Christmas Decorations until after Thanksgiving - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion of "Do Not put up SEPO Christmas Decorations until after Thanksgiving". This Suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. See the excerpt from that meeting's minutes, Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Differing Resident opinions on when to put up and light them – before or after Thanksgiving. MOTION: Lyn moved and Beth seconded that the Christmas lights on TX Ave be turned on no sooner than the Monday after Thanksgiving. VOTE: Beth, Mark, Lyn and Jean voted YES. Lenore voted NO. The motion passed. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ************************************ COMPLETE (Dec 14, 2021) ************************************ Suggestion - Clarify "When & Where" pets need to be on a Leash (Submitted on Dec 2, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - Clarify "When & Where" pets need to be on a Leash. Who has Responsibility - 2021-12-02: Beth Parrish & Tony Tramel Status / Action Taken - 2021-12-02 : Beth sent e-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by the Board of this Suggestion. Tony suggested this item be added to the Dec 14 Board mtg agenda to determine what, if anything, might need to be changed/updated in the "Policies & Procedures". 2021-12-03 : The submitter was notified via e-mail that the Suggestion will be on the Dec 14, 2021 Board mtg agenda and was also invited to attend the Residents meeting on Dec 13, 2021 to talk about this Suggestion if they wished. 2021-12-14 : The Board clarified the - "Policies & Procedures" clearly state: All pets must be kept on leash when not on the owner’s property. Covenants also state: All pets must be kept on a leash when not confined to OWNERS’ lot. The Board will continue discussion on 'pets on leashes' as described in the excerpt from the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting minutes below. 2021-12-29 : An e-mail was sent to both the submitter and the community indicating completion of this item, since the 'current' rule was clarified in the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. Therefore, the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . Sent 2021-12-29 to Community: SEPO Suggestion: Clarify "When & Where" pets need to be on a Leash - ​ As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion to "Clarify When & Where pets need to be on a leash". This Suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. At this meeting the Board clarified the - "Policies & Procedures" clearly state: All pets must be kept on leash when not on the owner’s property " Covenants" clearly state: All pets must be kept on a leash when not confined to OWNERS’ lot. The Board will continue discussion on 'pets on leashes' as described in the excerpt from the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting minutes below. Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: We received a SEPO ‘Question’ from a new resident asking where pets could be leash-free. Tony indicated it was defined in both the Covenants and the Policies & Procedures that, unless your pet is on your personal property, it must be on a leash. To not do so is a violation of our current governing rules. It would take a 66% vote to amend the Covenants. MOTION: Lyn moved and Mark seconded we put it on the ballot to do away with the leash law. In its place we create some sort of language stating the owner is responsible for their own pets. VOTE: The motion passed unanimously by all Board members present. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ******************************** COMPLETE (Dec 14, 2021) ******************************** Suggestion/Complaint - Feeding of Ducks on the Golf Course (Submitted on Nov 15, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - A resident wanted the Board to address the issue of residents feeding the ducks on the golf course, which is resulting in extreme amounts of 'bird poop'. Who has Responsibility - 2021-11-23: B eth Parrish and Tony Tramel took Responsibility Status / Action Taken - 2021-11-05 : Beth sent e-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by Board of this Suggestion/Complaint. 2021-11-27: Tony suggested this item be addressed in the Policies & Procedures. It will be added to Dec 14, 2021 Board mtg agenda. 2021-12-02: Resident was notified via e-mail that the Suggestion/Complaint had been received and put on the Dec 14, 2021 Board mtg agenda. 2021-12-03 : The submitter was invited to attend the Residents meeting on Dec 13, 2021 to talk about this Suggestion/Complaint if they wished. 2021-12-14 : The Board voted at the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting to include a section in the SEPO "Policies & Procedures" stating 'Feeding ducks on the golf course is prohibited.' 2021-12-29 : An e-mail was sent to both the submitter and the community indicating completion of this item. Therefore, the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . Sent 2021-12-29 to Community: SEPO Suggestion/Complaint: Feeding of Ducks on the Golf Course - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion/Complaint concerning "Feeding of Ducks on the Golf Course". This Suggestion/Complaint was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. As stated in the minutes from that meeting (see below) the Board updated the SEPO "Policies & Procedures" to address this issue. Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Feeding of Ducks on Golf Course: ​ DISCUSSION: Lenore read the following: Per TX Parks & Wildlife it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The Board agreed the community needs to be educated concerning this matter and there wasn’t a need to impose fees. We will put up signs – where TBD – and emphasize all of this in the next Sunshine Newsletter. AMENDED MOTION: Lenore moved and Beth seconded to update the Policies & Procedures with the following: GOLF COURSE “Feeding ducks on the golf course is prohibited.” Per the TX Parks & Wildlife, it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The feeding of birds can be permitted using feeders that contain food in a specific area. DISCUSSION: We continue to have resident turnover and there needs to be ongoing education. Beth suggested it be included in the new homeowner ‘Orientation’ materials. VOTE on Amended Motion: Beth, Lenore, Jean and Mark voted YES. Lyn voted NO. The motion passed. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion/Complaint COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ******************************** COMPLETE (Dec 14, 2021) ******************************** Suggestion - Reinstate Vendor Program (Submitted on Oct 21, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - A resident would like to see the Vendor Program reinstated. Who has Responsibility - 2021-11-05: B eth Parrish took Responsibility Status / Action Taken - 2021-11-05 : Beth sent e-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by Board of this Suggestion. 2021-12-02 : Beth sent e-mail to submitter informing them this item would be on the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting agenda. 2021-12-03 : The submitter was invited to attend the Residents meeting on Dec 13, 2021 to talk about this suggestion if they wished. 2021-12-14 : The Board voted at the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting 'not' to reinstate this program. 2021-12-29 : An e-mail was sent to both the submitter and the community indicating the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . ​ Sent 2021-12-29 to Community: SEPO Suggestion: Reinstate Vendor Program - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion concerning the reinstatement of the Vendor Program. This suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. As stated in the minutes from that meeting (see below) the Board voted ‘not’ to reinstate this program. Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Tony/Board – SEPO Suggestion from Resident: Reinstatement of Vendor Program We have not had this program for the past two years. The Board has not been made aware of any problems without it. The administration of this process is not easy. The Vendor Program was a process for identifying unmarked vehicles which were legitimate contractors hired by a resident to do work. This program had been in effect several years when a previous Board voted to dissolve it. Lenore has a protocol for the program. There was discussion on the inability to guarantee a vendor was displaying the proper credentials every time he entered the premises and how it is difficult for residents to ‘police’ it. It was proposed that everyone keep an eye on suspicious activity at their neighbors’ house and inform/question their neighbors of such. MOTION: Lyn moved and Mark seconded to ‘not’ reinstate the Vendor Program. VOTE: Beth, Mark, Lyn and Jean voted YES. Lenore voted NO. The motion passed. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ******************************** COMPLETE (Dec 3, 2021) ******************************** Suggestion - Christmas Decorations be put up before Thanksgiving and left up thru New Years (Submitted on Oct 18, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - A resident would like to see the Christmas Decorations on TX Ave put up before Thanksgiving and left up until New Years (and be lighted). Who has Responsibility - 2021-10-31: Beth Parrish took responsibility 2021-11-05: Beth has requested one of the other Board members take over responsibility for this until it is resolved. Lenore volunteered to do this. Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-31 : E-mail to submitter acknowledging receipt by Board of this Suggestion and clarified the request was concerning 'only' TX Ave and not what the Women's Club does in the Hall. 2021-11-29: Although the employees didn’t get this accomplished prior to them leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, they did do it the Monday after Thanksgiving. Lenore is working with the SEPO office to get this accomplished prior to Thanksgiving ongoing, starting in 2022. 2021-12-02: An e-mail was sent to the submitter today indicating the solution and closure of this item. 2021-12-03: An e-mail was sent to the community indicating the Board is considering this submission COMPLETE . ​ Sent 2021-12-03: SEPO Suggestion: Christmas Decorations on TX Ave - One of our residents had suggested that the Christmas decorations on TX Ave be put up prior to Thanksgiving this year and left up through New Year's day - and lighted. Although the employees didn’t get this accomplished prior to them leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, they did do it the Monday after Thanksgiving. The board is working with the SEPO office to get this accomplished prior to Thanksgiving ongoing, starting in 2022. I’m hope you all enjoy these festive decorations. SEPO Board ******************************** COMPLETE (Nov 26, 2021) ******************************** Complaint - Can't see Lake from a Bench on TX Ave (Submitted on Nov 15, 2021) ​​ Complaint - Would like bushes blocking the view to Encore's lake from the Dog Park area on TX Ave cut back. Who has Responsibility - 2021-11-23: Larry Keller Status / Action Taken - 2021-11-23 : Larry contacted the submitter to tell her Lalo would be working on it. 2021-11-26: Work has been completed and the Board is considering this item COMPLETE. ******************************** COMPLETE (Nov 23, 2021) ******************************** Complaint - Covenants Violation (Submitted on Sep 21, 2021) ​​ Complaint - This complaint contained signatures of multiple residents. Because this issue is related to a SEPO Covenants violation, no additional details are permitted to be talked about. Who has Responsibility - 2021-09-22: SEPO Board President Tony Tramel took the lead keeping the entire Board informed of actions taken and obtaining the required Board approvals throughout the entire process. Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-02 : SEPO Board P resident Tony Tramel is working with the SEPO Lawyer and the rest of the Board members to determine the best and legal course of action. 2021-11-23: The submitter was informed via e-mail, and asked to inform all others who had signed the form, that the Board had resolved the issue utilizing a Covenants Violation process obtained from our lawyer and approved by the Board in August, 2021. The submitter was informed via e-mail the Board is marking this item COMPLETE. ********************************* COMPLETE (Nov 23, 2021) ********************************* Complaint - Covenants Violation (Submitted via three separate e-mails on Aug 23, Sep 7 & Sep 12, 2021) ​​ Complaint - Complaints were submitted via three separate e-mails to SEPO Board President Tony Tramel.​ Because this issue is related to a SEPO Covenants violation, no additional details are permitted to be talked about. Who has Responsibility - 2021-09-10: SEPO Board President Tony Tramel took the lead keeping the entire Board informed of actions taken and obtaining the required Board approvals throughout the entire process. Status / Action Taken - 2021-09-10 : SEPO Board P resident Tony Tramel is working with the SEPO Lawyer and the rest of the Board members to determine the best and legal course of action. 2021-10-06 through 2021-11-22: Tony continually kept the resident who submitted the complaint informed of Board progress. 2021-11-23: The resident was informed the Board had resolved the issue utilizing a Covenants Violation process obtained from our lawyer and approved by the Board in August, 2021. The resident was informed via e-mail the Board is marking this item COMPLETE. ******************************** COMPLETE (Nov 3, 2021) ******************************** Suggestion - Physically Post Board & Resident Mtg Agendas by the Mailboxes (Submitted on Oct 20, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - A resident would like the Board & Residents Mtgs Agendas and Notices physically posted by the Mailboxes along with being posted in the Office and the poolside door into Retzlaff Hall. Who has Responsibility - 2021-10-24: Tony Tramel & Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-31: E-mail to submitter acknowledging Suggestion is being investigated. 2021-11-02: The Residents & Board mtgs agenda were also posted by the mailboxes. The Board is considering this submission COMPLETE. ******************************** COMPLETE (Oct 6, 2021) ******************************** Complaint - Contractors Speeding on Sunshine Streets (Submitted on Sep 21, 2021) ​​ Complaint/Idea - A resident requested the issue of Contractors speeding on Sunshine streets be addressed. Who has Responsibility - 2021-09-21: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-02: After conferring with the rest of the Board, it was decided sending a SEPO E-mail would be the best course of action to take. 2021-10-06: The e -mail below was sent to the Community on Oct 6, 2021. ​ Sent 2021-10-06: SEPO Complaint: Contractors Speeding on Sunshine Streets - One of our Sunshine residents has submitted a 'complaint' to the Board concerning Contractors speeding on Sunshine streets. We are asking everyone to please remind any Contractors you are employing that they need to observe the Speed Limit signs posted within Sunshine in order to keep our streets safe at all times. Thanks for your immediate attention to this matter. Beth Parrish (for SEPO Board) ******************************** COMPLETE (Oct 2, 2021) ******************************** Complaint - Speeding on Sunshine streets during Flooding (Submitted on Oct 1, 2021) ​​ Complaint/Idea - A resident requested an e-mail be sent to the Community asking everyone to drive slower when the streets are flooded to prevent creating a wake. Someone was driving so fast last week it knocked off their skirting. Who has Responsibility - 2021-10-01: Beth Parrish Status / Action Taken - 2021-10-02 : After conferring with the rest of the Board, it was decided sending a SEPO E-mail would be the best course of action to take. The e -mail below was sent to the Community on Oct 2, 2021. ​ Sent 2021-10-02: SEPO Complaint: Sunshine Flooded Streets & Speeding - Those of you currently physically residing at Sunshine are aware you had 4+ inches of rain yesterday. Even being up here in St. Louis, I know what that means, flooded streets. I'm glad to hear it is dried up today. However, while the streets were flooded, there were apparently some folks 'speeding' on them even after signs to 'drive slow' and 'no wake' signs were put up on the flooded streets. Please remember this creates wakes that could cause damage to residents' property, ie skirtings. Please be respectful of your neighbors' property, during flooding and always. Thanks for your attention to this matter. Beth Parrish (for SEPO Board) ******************************** COMPLETE (Sep 28, 2021) ******************************** Complaint - Don't need mandates to restrict where Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated people can participate in events (Submitted on Sep 24, 2021) ​​ Suggestion/Complaint/Idea - Community is divided and assaulting each other. We should work to find a mutual solution and not impose more mandates to restrict those Vaccinated and those Unvaccinated from co-mingling. Who has Responsibility - 2021-09-27: Beth Parrish & Tony Tramel Status / Action Taken - 2021-09-28 : The resident who submitted this has been informed of the following via e-mail - The Board is working to resolve any issues that may be causing you to feel the community is divided and assaulting each other. It appears you are under the impression there are forthcoming mandates to segregate vaccinated vs unvaccinated persons within the community. Let me assure you, if that is what you are hearing, that is definitely not the case. It is only rumors. The SEPO Board position has not changed since the decisions made and published on May 20, 2021. The Web site states: The SEPO Board met earlier today (May 20, 2021 @ 1:30 PM via Google Meet) One of the agenda items was as follows: Determine next steps (Review/Change or Not/Approve) SEPO Covid-19 Restrictions with discussion and potential Action. During the discussion of this item, each board member voiced his/her opinion on what the next step should be pertaining to the current SEPO Covid-19 restrictions. At the end of this discussion, a motion was made and seconded to ‘remove’ all current SEPO Covid-19 restrictions. A formal vote was taken with the following results – YES from Beth Parrish, Larry Keller, Lenore Combs and Jean Burgoine & NO from Mecca Henry and Lyn Swonger. Since the vote was not a tie, President Tony Tramel did not vote. **************************** CLOSED (Sep 19, 2021) **************************** Complaint - Water Behind W IA Ave (Submitted via e-mail on Jul 28, 2021) ​​ Complaint - A complaint was submitted via an e-mail to SEPO Board President Tony Tramel. It stated - the ditch behind this resident's house has never been properly maintained, including that it contained standing water where mosquitoes were breeding, for the two years this person has lived in Sunshine. the embankment was rarely mowed, contributing to the mosquito problem, and spraying from the street on a four-wheeler does not address the breeding ground in the ditch. Who has Responsibility - 2021-07-28: SEPO Board P resident Tony Tramel. Status / Action Taken - 2021-07-28 : SEPO Board P resident Tony Tramel acknowledged receipt of the resident's e-mail during his vacation. The resident was informed of the 'formal' process for submitting issues such as this, but was told it wouldn't be necessary to fill out the normal paperwork and that the e-mail would suffice as the submittal of the Complaint. Tony informed the resident he would contact her upon his return the first full week in August. 2021-08-12: Tony attempted on three different occasions (August 7, 10 & 12) via e-mail to set up a date and time to meet with the resident. No reply was ever received from the resident. 2021-09-19: It has been determined by the Board that the resident no longer wishes to pursue the issue. Therefore the Board is considering it CLOSED . The resident has been informed of this action via e-mail. ******************************** COMPLETE (Sep 14, 2021) ******************************** Tree Replacement on Golf Course (Submitted on Jul 28, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - It has been suggested that the tree on the back of Tee Box #5, that was lost during the 2021 winter freeze, be replaced. ​ Who has Responsibility - This is being addressed by the Board Golf Course Director - Lyn Swonger.​ ​ Status / Action Taken - Lyn has spoken to the ​ ​person who submitted this request and it has been agreed that a new tree will be planted on Tee Box #5. Additional details will continue to be provided until this Suggestion is completed. 2021-09-14: A replacement has been planted on Tee Box #5. 2021-09-15: The resident was informed via e-mail the Board is marking this item COMPLETE. *************************** CLOSED (Sep 7, 2021) *************************** New Sunshine Activity - Bingo (Submitted on Jul 27, 2021) ​​ Suggestion - Have Bingo at Sunshine one night a week, to start, and see how much interest there is. Who has Responsibility - 2021-08-04: SEPO Board Secretary Beth Parrish solicited input from the Board and it was agreed that this is something that would be best addressed by the Women's Club (WC). Status / Action Taken - 2021-08-21: ​ Beth Parrish sent the Bingo Suggestion to all members of the WC Board and also the WC Activities Director requesting they look into possibly having Bingo at Sunshine. Additional details will continue to be provided as they develop. 2021-08-27: The Women's Club has found out that we will not be able to have Bingo at SEPO because we are a 55+ community, which prohibits us from having Bingo, selling cards or paying out money. It would be considered gambling if we did it. We could only get a one-time license for $25 for a one-time event, but not ongoing. If we were 60+ we would be exempt.​ 2021-09-07: The composer of this SEPO Suggestion was officially informed today via e-mail by the Board of the Women's Club findings (above) and that the Board was considering this Suggestion CLOSED. Back to Top

  • SCCE Fishing Club | Sunshine Estates

    Contact: Bill Peterson Meets: Monthly on 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM Location: TBD Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters. Details: There has been lots of interest in fishing and fishing related activities here at Sunshine. I have organized a Fishing Club to address the interest in different styles of fishing in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). It is quite different than most Winter Texans are used to. With this Club platform we can share ideas, methods, and trade equipment. There are many activities and projects that are possible. Future plans could include: Working with area captains and work out deals for the club. Have guest speakers about fish and fish habitat and how our club could make a difference. We may plan a fish fry as a money maker for the club. Work with the SEPO Board in pond flora, fauna & habitat. If organized correctly and run positively this club could be a driving force in SEPO's future. News & Events Sent 2022-04-12: 1st Fishing Club Meeting Wednesday April 13 - Folks - Please Join us for our first SCCE Fishing Club Meeting When: Apr 13 @ 6:00 PM Where: Retzlaff Hall Who: Any and All interested in any kind of fishing or fishing related activities Join in person or Virtually address of Link (Google Meets) https://meet.google.com/ovr-udiy-ypo Back to Top

  • Table of Contents / Web Site Map | Sunshine Estates

    Table of Contents (Web site Map) HOME: ​ Home w/Info & Pics (Contains the following information.) Description of Sunshine Country Club Estates Activities Summaries for - Good Neighbor Golf Tournament & Women's Club Fitness, Recreation & Leisure pictures and enticements Sunshine News - Links to Newsletters​ & Community E-mails Pictures (w/Names) of Employees Link to Sunshine CCE Facebook page Site Map - Current page Contact Us - Where Sunshine is located & Contact Info ​ Street Map - Sunshine Street Map Search - Search this Web site MARKET:​​ Sale/Rent Homes For Sale​ For Rent RULES/OFFICERS:​ Rules/Officers Links (This page contains the following links.) SEPO-Related : 2021 SEPO Board of Directors Previous SEPO Board Directors SEPO Board Nominating and Election Committees Index (Contains Nominating Committee Guidebook) SEPO Governing Rules SEPO Covenants SEPO Covenants- Exhibit B-Architectural Control Committee SEPO Bylaws SEPO Policies & Procedures SEPO Non-Compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule SEPO Governing Rules: Proposed Amendments for 2022 Vote SEPO Forms & Processes Architectural Control Committee (ACC) ​ Residents Meeting Speaker Request Nominating Committee Guidebook Activity/Meeting Request Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas Results Renter Emergency Information Media System (Use & Equipment) Covid-19 & SEPO COMMUNICATIONS : News Sources G uidelines for - E-Mail E-Mail (Do Not Reply) Newsletter The Sale and Rent of Sunshine Homes WOMEN'S CLUB - Rules - Officers (2020-2022) Previous WC Officers​ Bylaws Proposed Amendments to Bylaws (on Feb 18, 2022) Activities - Acti vities Director Activities Director Responsibilities Committee Guide/List (Guide for Women's Club Activities Committees) NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (NW) : What is NW? Welcome Letter Golf - Women's - Officers​​ By-Laws Men's - Officers​​ By-Laws Rules of Play O'Clockers Golf - Guidelines 2021 SEPO Board Directors SEPO Rules SEPO Forms & Documents Communications Guidelines O'Clockers Golf Guidelines Covid-19 & SEPO NEWS:​​ News Sources & Guidelines (Explains & Contains Links to): SEPO Communication Guidelines for all sources listed on this page Legend to SEPO Community E-News E-Mails Legend to Sunshine Newsletters Legend to SEPO Board/Residents Meeting Agendas & Minutes Legend to Women's Club Meeting Minutes Sunshine Country Club Estates Web site E-Mail Legend One (Year-Month) E-Mail Sub-Tab Changes each Month (It points directly to the current month of e-mails sent) Newsletters​ Board/Residents Meetings Legend ​ Women's Club Minutes Birding & Nature Club Minutes ​ EVENTS:​ Events Legend Sunshine Activities / Meetings / Clubs / Committees covering several years - Things To Do Summary ​ ​ Meetings of Board, Women's Club and Clubs & Committees Women's Club Activities & Signup Sheets​ Golf Events Daily, Weekly and Monthly Activities Additional Details about various Club and Committee Events Special Events Summer Potlucks ​ Summary (2021-2022) Summary (2020-2021) ​ Summary (2019-2020) ​ Summary (2018-2019) ​ Pics & Videos from Activities (is very much Still Under Construction) ​ AMENITIES: ( ​​ NOTE: Some areas are 'Under Construction'.) List of Amenities : ​ Provides Links to Various Amenities (also listed here) that are available at Sunshine. ​ Neighborhood Watch (NW)/CERT Previous NW-CERT Information NW Welcome Letter Birding & Nature Club Crafty Creations Large Mail Package Pickup Mr. Fix-It List Quilting (Killer Bees) Recipes SCCE Fishing Club Stained Glass Class Storage Lot Sunday Night Music Sunshine Garden Club Sunshine Gift & Memorial Club Sunshine Rock Painting Club Tennis & Pickleball Video Exercises Woodworkers (Woodshop) Other (All other Amenities for Sunshine are still Under Construction) RESIDENTS:​ Residents Only : Explains ' How To Request' Resident Password AND links to 'Where PW is Needed' ​. Where PW Is Needed : Shows Types of Confidential Information available to current Residents Directories : (Requires Password) ​ SEPO 2022 Board Contact Info (includes link to Previous Boards info) Current Residents by (1) Name and (2) Address E-Mail Addresses Current Renters Photos (All) : (Requires Password) Links to index of Resident Names (Current & Former) and what page their picture is on ​. Displays photos of everyone in the 2020 Resident Photo Book​ + New Residents after publication of the book. Photos (New Residents-2020) : (Requires Password) Displays photos (or name only) of a ll New Residents (Current & Former) in 2020 Photos (New Residents-2021) : (Requires Password) Displays photos (or name only) of a ll New Residents (Current & Former) in 2021 Photos (New Residents-2022) : (Requires Password) Displays photos (or name only) of a ll New Residents (Current & Former) in 2022 SEPO Financials- By Year : (Each Individual Year Requires Password) Other Misc 'Resident Only' Information (All Require Password) Board Mtgs Virtual Codes Gate/Door Codes Resident Documents Floor Nominating Process Compliance Issues Other Photos W Indiana Circle (Completed 10-10-2021):​​ Construction Project Pictures & Updates MEMORIAMS: ​ Memoriams : Explanation of Memorial Committee. Links to list of Residents (Current & Former) we've lost over the years. GALLERY: ​ Gallery : ​​ Pictures of Residents (Current & Former) partaking in various FUN Sunshine activities over the years.​ Back to Top

  • 55+ | Warm Winters in TX | Sunshine Country Club Estates

    We Welcome You Sunshine Country Club Estates (SCCE) Retirement Community We are a 55+, debt free, private member-owned and operated community. The wide variety of activities offered provides both flexibility and independence for you to create the lifestyle of your choice. ​ Debt Free and Self Governing You own your own home and lot in our senior-oriented self-governing neighborhood. We have 304 residences on 57 acres with brick custom, stick built and mobile homes in the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen, Texas. We enjoy life with minimal home upkeep. Activities offered include golfing, nature and birding, quilting, woodworking, cards, stained glass, crafting and many more. The large beautiful common areas include a par 3, 9-hole golf course, Retzlaff Hall for all types of activities, pool and hot tub, nicely equipped exercise room, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, library, billiards room, card room and meeting rooms for resident gatherings. There is a storage area for RVs, trailers and the like that does require a fee. Storage sheds may be placed on some of these lots. Use of the ell-equipped woodworking building is free. ​ Common questions For 2022 total annual HOA Fees are $1,365.00. These can be divided into periodic payments or are discounted 2% if you pay annually before Jan 20 of the year the fees are due. The golf course is owned and maintained by the Estates. There may be additional modest fees for some activities. Most are free to Estates residents. There are no fees for residents to enjoy the golf course or the Woodshop. Homeowners may enjoy the company of up to two house pets. Golf Carts are the most common mode of transportation when going from place to place within the community. ​ Activities (HERE ) and Amenities (HERE ) The open-air Pavilion next to the pool and hot tub plays host to many neighborhood gatherings and parties. Other amenities in the heart of the community include the multipurpose Retzlaff Hall which hosts potlucks, quilting, line dancing, parties and many other social opportunities. It also serves as a Meeting venue for meetings with large numbers of participants. Residents enjoy walking, biking and our nicely equipped fitness center. If you enjoy using a cue stick, we have tables for your use. If you enjoy playing cards, there's an entire room set aside for doing that. Our Women’s Club plans many other special events throughout the year. ​ Our Community A variety of housing styles and prices are available that match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. Regardless of your passions, you are sure to find other like-minded residents who share your interests. There are many clubs and interest groups as mentioned above. Shopping and dining places abound within minutes of the community. And South Padre Island with its beautiful beach is only a 30-40 minute drive away. ​ Beautiful warm weather, low cost of living, plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, and the lively social and cultural scene make the Harlingen area one of the top retirement destinations in the country. While the surrounding region offers many cultural and nature experiences, many residents remark that a world of endless fun can be found without ever leaving the community. The rich assortment of amenities, activities and groups suits almost any lifestyle. ​ EASTER SUNRISE APRIL 16, 2017 APRIL 1, 2017 NEW HOMEOWNERS 2018 HOME OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOR GOLF TOURNAMENT Annual 3 day tournament in March followed by an Awards Banquet. For seniors (55 and Over). Includes both Sunshine and Neighboring golfers. Tons of prizes and fun. Come join us. Women's Club (WC) Activities ​ Make sure you are aware of the exciting activities the Women's Club has planned for the 2022--2023 winter season. All WC activities were approved by the SEPO (Sunshine Estates Property Owners) Board and can be found HERE . ​ Please review the list carefully and plan what you want to have on hand to dress up in / decorate with. ​ The sign-up sheets for volunteers to work on the various activities / committees are located in the Lounge on the Women's Club bulletin board. ​ For new residents, this is a great way to get involved and meet and get to know your fellow residents/neighbors. We are always looking for new ideas and we never turn down help. New Homeowners Party ​ Each year the Women's Club hosts the New Homeowner's Party. It is a fantastic way for new Residents to get to know their fellow neighbors. And it's also a great way for everyone to get to know more about the new homeowners. ​ And one of the best parts for the new homeowners is that they get in free. ​ During the 2022-2023 winter season this party will be held on Jan 13. The part theme is TBD. But it is a sure thing everyone will have a good time. IN THE NEWS "Newsletter" published monthly - October thru April (Articles are due by the 24th of each month to seponewsletter@gmail.com in order to be published by the 1st of the following month.) "Monthly Newsletters" "SEPO E-News E-Mails" published within 24 hours of the information being received - Year Round (Articles can be sent to sepoenews@gmail.com at any time.) "SEPO E-Mails" FITNESS, RECREATION & LEISURE Golf, gatherings and fun are found here. Our professional team of employees keeps our golf course maintained to high standards throughout the year. Our exercise facilities include a swimming pool and hot tub, golf and many exercise groups to accommodate a wide variety of exercise levels. Many other interest groups offer even more opportunities; such as birding, quilting, woodworking, stained glass, walking, line dancing, cards and many more. RETZLAFF HALL PURELY WONDERFUL Retzlaff Hall offers a gathering place for many activities. Potlucks, club meetings and musical performances are just a few. The adjacent pavilion offers more space to groups and activities. GOLF COURSE HAVE A FIELD DAY Enjoy a relaxing day at our modern, world class Golf Course. You’ll appreciate a truly distinct experience on the course, reflecting the classic beauty and refinement of Harlingen, TX. The wonderfully kept surroundings of our course make for a truly wonderful golfing experience. POOL SIDE ENJOY THE BEAUTY Enjoy your community of friends and neighbors at poolside, social gatherings, water aerobics and more. Meet up with old friends and also make some new ones. DEDICATED STAFF Serving Sunshine Valerie Lupe Lalo Manny Back to Top Joe

  • 2022-06 E-Mails | Sunshine Estates

    S EPO Community E-Mails: June 2022 Sent 2022-06-28: Neighborhood Watch - Patrols & other information - Dear Friends The JULY NW Patrol schedule is out and sorry to say - all Tuesdays and all Saturdays are unassigned. If it were not for about 10 to 12 residents - there would be NO COVERAGE. I am seriously considering cancelling Patrols because it is not fair to these few faithful volunteers who have stepped up each month. Several of you at the last meeting expressed interest. Please call me and we can do an orientation. Even if you were not at the meeting, please call me if you can help. Lenore 956 245 1276 If there are no volunteers enough to cover then Patrols will be cancelled. post haste Thank you PS The Harlingen Citizens Police Academy is beginning on Monday 11 July at 6pm at HPD. Applications are on the bulletin Board in the Library. (free and a great learning experience) Hope you give it some consideration. ​ -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2022-06-27: July potluck - Our July potluck will be Monday, July 4th. Please join us to celebrate Independence Day! Cathy Richmond. Sent 2022-06-24: Palm Tree Trimming - Palm Tree Trimming is scheduled for the 2nd week of July. If you would like the Palms on your property trimmed please stop by or mail in your check to the office. $25 per Palm Check made out to : Yuridia Oloarte (Please put address on the Memo) Mail to: 1957 W. Michigan Dr. Harlingen Tx 78550 - Valerie Basaldua Office Manager Sent 2022-06-24: Lounge & Pool - We are aware of the foul smell in the lounge. Be patient, we are working on finding the problem. Happy Fourth of July! On July 5th, the pool will close after the morning exercise classes. The pool will be partially drained. Our pool advisor has been advocating this for a couple of years. Immediately after the pool has finished draining, it will be refilled and chemicals added. The pool should be ready for use on the afternoon of July 6th. Please, note that the pool is closed the first Wednesday morning of each month for routine cleaning. Apparently, partially draining and refilling a pool allows the chemicals to work better. Since our pool hasn't been partially drained and refilled in years, we will see if it works. The hot tub will not be drained and will, only, be closed on Wednesday morning for its dose of monthly chemicals. ​ Jean Burgoine ​ Sent 2022-06-21: UPDATED: Web page containing SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea Results - The Web page showing the 'results' of Board review and processing of SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea forms submitted was updated yesterday (June 21, 2022) to reflect closed/completed items from the last several months. It is located HERE . The Board currently has several 'open' submissions that are actively being addressed. Ongoing, per process, you will be informed each time a submission is closed/completed. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-06-16: GARAGE SALE - Garage Sale Saturday & Sunday June 18 & 19 2022. 12 Noon till 4PM Sunshine Country Club Estates 1933 W Michigan Dr Across from the mailboxes Tell your Friends and stop in. Phyllis Rash ​ Sent 2022-06-16: ANY INTEREST? Table Tennis Club - We are looking to see what the interest is in getting a Table Tennis Club going again. There is a list of names started already because I know there are people not here at this time that would like to play. I have that list started for those of you that had already contacted me. Meeting is planned for 1:30pm on Tuesday June 21st in the hall. If you can't make the meeting and are interested please email or text me, I will get you added to the list. Thank You, Vicky LeRoy Krueger email: vickyleroy1954@gmail.com or text: 785-418-6208 ​ Sent 2022-06-16: Neighborhood Watch - CERT Meeting MONDAY 3pm Retz Hall - Dear Friends - There will be a NW-CERT meeting this Monday at 3pm Retz Hall Tom Hushen from FEMA - Cameron County will be there to talk about this year's named storms etc and to answer your Hurricane & disaster questions Everyone is invited - Refreshments will be served This will be a great opportunity especially our newer residents to get to know firsthand how disaster prep can save you a lot of headaches. I have been to his presentations at State level and other meetings. He is a great speaker and very knowledgeable -- Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2022-06-15: Policies & Procedures: Updates from June 10, 2022 Board Mtg - At the June 10, 2022 Special Board Meeting, the Board approved several updates to the SEPO Policies & Procedures. Details pertaining to these update are shown in the minutes from this meeting. The updated P&P document is now on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be accessed directly from this link . - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-06-15: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Special) Minutes, June 10, 2022 - The UNAPPROVED minutes from the June 10, 2022 Board Meeting (Special), can be found HERE . The minutes can be viewed/printed directly from this link . Please call with any issues or questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-06-15: SEPO: May 2022 Financials - The May 2022 Financials are posted on the website HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. - Mark Owen SEPO Treasurer ​ Sent 2022-06-12: June summer potluck - Our June potluck will be Thursday, June 16th. Doors open at 4 and we’ll eat about 5. Remember to wear your name tags. See you there! Cathy Richmond Sent 2022-06-11: VIDEO: Board Mtg (Special) on June 10, 2022 - The video from the June 10 ,2022 Special Board meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site - on the Web page HERE OR directly from this link: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AEWBe2gCXg%5F1o3g&cid=62887630127D34B0&id=62887630127D34B0%21268949&parId=62887630127D34B0%21235610&o=OneUp I am currently working on the written minutes from this meeting. Please contact me with any issues you may have viewing the video. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-06-05: Call - out for Sunshine volunteers for Storage Lot project - Rocky Lockwood is looking for a few volunteers to help Lenore with the Practice Tee project. The plan: Insulation pipe - grey (pool noodles) have been purchased. He has the materials. They will become a protective cover over the structure poles. Please contact him if you can help. THANKS - Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Storage Lot go to person (Director) ​ Sent 2022-06-05: Killdeer nest - I came across a Killdeer nest along the west fence in the storage area and put a block on either side to mark location. Parents back in attendance after blocking so no interruptions. Donn PerkinsJune summer potluck June summer potluck Sent 2022-06-03: Neighborhood Watch JUNE 2022 communication - - Dear Friends 1. Our June meeting for NW - CERT : Retzlaff Hall on Monday 20 June 2022 at 3pm You are all cordially invited -- yummy refreshments Topic: Hurricane Preparedness - Guest speaker The 'informational notice' can be viewed/printed from HERE . 2. We need more volunteers for our security Patrol Please call me 956 245 1276 3. If you need a Sunshine decal for your vehicle, please call me 956 245 1276 4. There is a Citizens Police Academy beginning.. Please sign up - you will enjoy it www.myharlingen.us/page/police.volunteer At Harlingen Police Dept 1018 Fairpark Blvd. (close by) Beginning 11 June 6p - 10pm I'll be looking for you 😊❤ Applications are also on the NW-CERT bulletin board in the Library. Members of the CPA Alumni Assn will be at Market Days on Saturday Come meet your wonderful Police and chat about the CPA Academy. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2022-06-02: Hot tub jets - The hot tub is having some problems. It is hot and still open for use. Not all of the jets are operational. Please, be patient while we check into having the pump and/or jets repaired. Thanks. Jean Burgoine ​ Sent 2022-06-02: Mosquito Spray Update - Both Harlingen and Combes will be spraying today for mosquitos! Moving forward, every Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm, we will be spraying. So, be aware for your safety, as well as your pets. - Randy Davis SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-06-02: Mosquito Spraying - Our efforts worked. The City of Harlingen has us on their schedule to spray for mosquitos tonight!Our efforts worked. The City of Harlingen has us on their schedule to spray for mosquitos tonight! As for Combes, your phone number to call and “harass” is 956-247-3599. We are reviewing our options with regard to weekly spraying. More details will be coming soon. - Randy Davis SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-06-01: Mosquitos: Please call - The City of Harlingen has stated that if they receive “enough” calls from our area, they will come out and spray for mosquitos. Their phone number is 956-216-5220. Please call now…even if you are up north. We’re getting eaten alive here! - Randy Davis SEPO Board Back to Top

  • Neighborhood Watch-CERT | Sunshine Estates

    Neighborhood Watch & CERT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH DETAILS: Contact: Lenore Combs Meets: 3rd Monday of Month @ 3 PM in Retzlaff Hall ​ Location: Retzlaff.Hall Purpose: Security and safety are part of our daily lives albeit not necessarily convenient. The SCCE Neighborhood Watch is a volunteer program and you are cordially invited to support it. There are no fees or dues - just asking for your time and talent for our projects. There is a complete description of our mission and projects posted on the NW bulletin board in the Library. Patrols can always use volunteers. Goals & Objectives: To assist with development and support of our NW To promote public awareness and increase resident participation in crime prevention To contribute to crime prevention practice and build a stronger Sunshine community To promote community cohesion and increase confidence in local policing To act as a forum - coordinate resources and partner with local Law Enforcement Agencies The CERT Team - Community Emergency Response Team: Volunteers trained in accordance with the Harlingen Fire Department "to hold down the fort until professional help arrives". We formed after Hurricane Dolly in 2008. We hold our annual Disaster Preparedness meeting each April. Everyone invited. The volunteer Harlingen CERT Team meets monthly at Station 8. Many of us also are members in the Citizens Police Academy Alumni and meet with HPD monthly. Sgt. Michael Brooks and Officer Alicia Garcia are CPA liaisons and meet frequently with our NW.​ The NW - CERT Welcome Letter 2020-2021 edition is available HERE . ************************* ************************************************************** Sent 2022-06-28: Neighborhood Watch - Patrols & other information - Dear Friends The JULY NW Patrol schedule is out and sorry to say - all Tuesdays and all Saturdays are unassigned. If it were not for about 10 to 12 residents - there would be NO COVERAGE. I am seriously considering cancelling Patrols because it is not fair to these few faithful volunteers who have stepped up each month. Several of you at the last meeting expressed interest. Please call me and we can do an orientation. Even if you were not at the meeting, please call me if you can help. Lenore 956 245 1276 If there are no volunteers enough to cover then Patrols will be cancelled. post haste Thank you PS The Harlingen Citizens Police Academy is beginning on Monday 11 July at 6pm at HPD. Applications are on the bulletin Board in the Library. (free and a great learning experience) Hope you give it some consideration. ​ -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2022-06-03: Neighborhood Watch JUNE 2022 communication - - Dear Friends 1. Our June meeting for NW - CERT: Retzlaff Hall on Monday 20 June 2022 at 3pm You are all cordially invited -- yummy refreshments Topic: Hurricane Preparedness - Guest speaker The 'informational notice' can be viewed/printed from HERE . 2. We need more volunteers for our security Patrol Please call me 956 245 1276 3. If you need a Sunshine decal for your vehicle, please call me 956 245 1276 4. There is a Citizens Police Academy beginning.. Please sign up - you will enjoy it www.myharlingen.us/page/police.volunteer At Harlingen Police Dept 1018 Fairpark Blvd. (close by) Beginning 11 June 6p - 10pm I'll be looking for you 😊❤ Applications are also on the NW-CERT bulletin board in the Library. Members of the CPA Alumni Assn will be at Market Days on Saturday Come meet your wonderful Police and chat about the CPA Academy. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2022-04-12: N eighborhood Watch - CERT meeting Monday 18 April 3pm Retz Hall - Dear Friends Open invitation to all Sunshine residents - Please join us for a great trip around Sunshine. This month is reserved for Disaster Preparedness.where we shall learn about hazards involved in efforts associated with a disaster or weather emergency. Meet at Retz Hall -- side door -- at 3pm -- in your Golf Cart. We will then have an escorted Safety First tour around here for flooding and water shut off valves, utility pads, electric power poles, transformers and lines, our Lift Station (on Montana & Missouri) and home Gas shut off instructions etc. After a familiarity session on the go, we will head back to Retz Hall for more info and questions & answers. And refreshments. The NW - CERT bulletin features some safety articles for your interest and there will be handouts. All residents and Neighborhood Watch - CERT members are invited and encouraged to participate in OUR RULES TO LIVE BY. see ya -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator Sunshine CC Estates NW-CERT 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 2022-01-26: NW-CERT invitation for Combes 5K Saturday 29 Jan - Dear Neighborhood Watch-CERT & other residents who may have an interest - HERE is an informational invitation to be safety escorts for a 5K in Combes, Primera and Palm Valley this Saturday the 29th of January. It is a golf cart escort thing and my note should explain most of the story. Please call me, 956 245 1276 for any questions etc. Lenore Combs ************************************************************** Sent 2022-01-17: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Meeting 3pm Monday 17 January 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! Meeting Agenda – Monday – 17 January 2022 - 3pm - Retzlaff Hall ​ Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Officers Bravo and Moreno, NW HPD District Representatives Dear NW- CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends, This is an open meeting and we welcome your constructive input. Everyone attending this meeting “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 NW-CERT meetings. We wish to get as many helpful hints and opinions as possible. You matter. Sunshine matters. If you cannot attend, please send me your 2 Cents on this agenda. Linda Jones will be presiding today. Tony Tramel, Director - SEPO Board is expected to arrive at 3pm to discuss the proposed amendments in the By-Laws and Covenants. He will provide insight into the decisions and answer questions. Welcome Coffee & cookies Pledge of Allegiance Moment of Silence – Thoughts for your special intentions. Introductions of Guests, new members and new volunteers A huge heartfelt thanks to each and every NW – CERT volunteer YOU ARE APPRECIATED. Treasurer’s report: Bank statement available. Agenda: Old Business: New Business: We have a new Police Officer – Rebecca Cruz - assigned to us and she will be at our next meeting. NW Evening Patrols: Linda & Dick Jones Thanks to Linda for her due diligence on making our Patrol Calendar happen. And thanks to those who help her make it happen. Block Captains: - We have 9 streets – Depending on the number of homes are there, a Block Captain and Co-Captains play a role is getting out information and sharing it. How ’bout signing up? McGruffmobile: NW Golf Cart Rich Debackere Operation ID – Officer Bravo & Moreno HPD Contact Lenore 956 245 1276 so we can make arrangements with you. First, complete your Personal Inventory List then we can set up the engraving process & give you the Operation ID decal. Additional Personal Inventory Lists are available in the Library next to the NW display. Misc: Vial of L.I.F.E. decals - available. What about “Who’s Your Buddy” ? RED Envelope - with current health history. Complete the health hx, place in red envelope. If you have a DNR make sure it is in there too. “Sunshine Emergency Contact” forms are available in the Office. Please keep your info current. Has the Office a spare key or your designate here in case of ??? Refrigerator Magnets to call in at HPD 216 5940 report suspicious activity. Have your story together – not an epistle. You will be speaking to an Officer who simply wants to know what, where, who and how (any drugs or guns?) Next meeting: Monday 21 February 2022 3pm Retzlaff ************************************************************** 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 2021-11-17: Neighborhood watch Minutes November 2021 - ​ Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! MINUTES – Monday – 15 November 2021 - 3pm - Retzlaff Hall Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Officers Bravo and Moreno, NW HPD District Representatives ​ Dear NW- CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends, This is an open meeting and we welcome your constructive input. Everyone attending this meeting “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 NW-CERT meetings. We wish to get as many helpful hints and opinions as possible. You matter. Sunshine matters. If you cannot attend, please send me your 2 Cents on this agenda. Thanks. We were visited by Harlingen Police Department which is a common practice. We are Harlingen’s premier NW. In the near future they wish to do a presentation on the new Golf Cart Laws. Stay tuned. ….. Of concern - There are members of our community addressing the speed of vehicles in Sunshine because of some “close calls”. Our speed limit is 20 mph. There are also STOP signs and other road markings. Every driver should be extra careful and be alert. We are a senor community. If you lead by example, things will fall in place. When you drive slower and safely, others will follow. The STOP calls for the driver to make a mandatory STOP and proceed when safe. Our residents enjoy walking and bicycling in our community and your cooperation would be greatly appreciated for everyone’s safety – drivers and pedestrians and pets. In the same vein, another discussion included “stripes” to make the intersection stand out and the STOP sign more apparent. A consideration was to place a red flag on the top of it and possibly a rotating red light. Food for thought. We also have a radar gun…..that we have used in the past – just to prove the speeds. Honestly, some folks don’t realize how fast they go and we don’t need a serious lesson to prove a point. NOVEMBER begins the countdown for the Holidays. Please be thinking about how to keep your stuff safe – home, online, personal, driving, shopping, children & family, home, travel, Operation ID, strangers at your door, newspapers at your door etc. Orange Sunshine decals - If your vehicle or Golf Cart needs an Orange decal, please call me 956 245 1276. ? When is a good time on our schedule for Finger Lickin Chicken???????? This is a fundraiser for NW. Our Harlingen Fire Dept prepares our scrumpdelicious chicken over a slow cooked wood fire grill (yum yum) – out by the Gazebo. What about alternative sides – have them, not have them, how? catered, prepared in our kitchen at the Hall under scrupulous safety conditions or what?. 2 cents, please NW Evening Patrols: Linda & Dick Jones. December’s is ready. Block Captains: - We have 9 streets – Depending on the number of homes are there, a Block Captain and Co-Captains play a role is getting out information and sharing it. How ’bout signing up? Vendor Patrol – a resident guided home safety imitative. We will try to reinstate this by way of homeowner’s responsibility. Briefly put, it is a protection thing when you are having work done on your home. For instance, if you are having work done on your house by a vendor, please give them an Orange Card for their vehicle so we all know it is an invited vehicle. The exception is if the vehicle is clearly marked with the vendor’s name and company etc. (an example could be “Rudy’s Roofing”). And then you get these Orange cards back when the work is done and discard them. I have the Orange cards and so does Valerie. Stuff happens in plain sight and this way the community is aware of legit happenings at your house, your valuables won’t walk away and you can focus on your project. You do know we have our Sunshine Street Strutters, Dog Walkers and Bike Patrol all under cover as Sunshine’s “eyes and ears”? Right????? They will also alert me or the Office for concerns. Operation ID – Officer Bravo & Moreno HPD Contact Lenore 956 245 1276 so we can make arrangements with you. First, complete your Personal Inventory List then we can set up the engraving process & give you the Operation ID decal. Additional Personal Inventory Lists are available in the Library next to the NW display. Reminder – Keep your Health Histories up to date - including your personal info at the Office and a spare key. I have them and the RED envelopes. Classes for NW – CERT: CPR, First Aid, “Hands-Only” CPR, STOP THE BLEED Some recently expressed interest - please contact me Lenore 956 245 1276 Next meeting: Monday 20 December 2021 3pm Retzlaff Hall Sent 2021-11-13: NW - CERT Meeting Monday 15 NOVEMBER 2021 - Dear Friends - We will have our Neighborhood Watch - CERT meeting Monday at 3pm. Everyone is welcome. The agenda is HERE . Lenore J Combs 056 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator Sent 2021-10-18: CORRECTION: NW - CERT meeting today 3pm COVID instruction - Dear Friends, The other day when publishing our NW-CERT meeting agenda, I used some "old" language about COVID-19 and wearing your mask. I did ask for your 2 cents and your response was heard. I appreciate being called out about "wearing your mask". I cannot mandate that instruction. The decision is respectfully yours. I have incorporated the SEPO Board's COVID stance. - hopefully this encourages you all to come and enjoy the meeting.. Sorry for the confusion. Current Covid-19 & SEPO Board decisions can be found on the Web site HERE . Here is section of that page I was referring to above - ***** This is to/for the entire SEPO Community - The SEPO Board STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that for all SEPO Organizations’ events throughout this winter, until the Covid-19 exposure issue becomes a non-issue, the chairpersons at each of these events incorporate the following statement into their event Agendas/Notices and verbally state it at the beginning of their event. 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. The Board would like to thank everyone for being diligent over the past many months and ongoing in helping to keep our SEPO residents/renters safe. SEPO Board ***** Thank you Lenore J Combs ************************************************************** Sent 2020-10-17: NW - CERT Meeting agenda for Mond ay 18 OCTOBER 2921 - ​ Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Meeting Agenda – Monday – 18 OCTOBER 2021 - 3pm - Retzlaff Hall Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Officers Bravo and Moreno, NW HPD District Representatives Dear NW- CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends, This is an open meeting and we welcome your constructive input. At the moment I am choosing to call an in person meeting to discuss the future of our NW-CERT program. We will practice social distance and take as many precautions as possible. I wish to get as many helpful hints and opinions as possible. You matter. Sunshine matters. If you cannot attend, please send me your 2 Cents on this agenda. Welcome Coffee & cookies Pledge of Allegiance Moment of Silence – Thoughts for your special intentions. Introductions of Guests, new members and new volunteers A huge heartfelt thanks to each and every NW – CERT volunteer YOU ARE APPRECIATED. Treasurer’s report: Bank statement available. Agenda: Old Business: Audience choice New Business Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead) OCTOBER is Fire Prevention Month. Our local Harlingen Fire Department will visit with us provided they are not on a call. We will talk about Smoke Alarms, Smoke Detectors, CO2 Detectors etc and how to cook your Turkey without cooking your house. There is also a new STOP THE BLEED Interactive Course – let’s talk. You can access this mobile version of the course via a link. 1. NW Evening Patrols: Linda & Dick Jones Thanks to Linda for her due diligence on making our Patrol Calendar happen. And thanks to those who help her make it happen. November’s is ready. 2. Block Captains: - We have 9 streets – Depending on the number of homes are there, a Block Captain and Co-Captains play a role is getting out information and sharing it. How ’bout signing up? 3. CERT Team: We update our Sunshine Readiness Plan each April for PD, FD and EMT. You do not have to be a CERT member to assist. In March, we generally prepare some hints on how to get your home ready when heading “up North”. 5. McGruffmobile: NW Golf Cart (Lenore) Rich Debackere – winter Texan 6. Golf Cart Hand-held rechargeable Batteries - Tom Gossman This requires the MagLite batteries to be charged weekly. 7. Cameras – a SEPO Board project – under construction 8. Dog Watch - Bike Patrol – Sunshine Street Strutters Thanks for your vigilance – your intel is a big help. 9. Vendor Program: Lenore Do you wish for the Board to reinstate this project? 10. Surveillance: SEPO Sensaphone IR System (This is a Board responsibility) Tom Gossins 11. Front Gate Cameras – _________, _________ John Combs (back-up) Still need 2 volunteers. These cameras need to be checked occasionally and downloaded at times. John Combs needs a volunteer or two to assist. 12. Locking up the Buildings First of all, this has always been a Board responsibility. If you are scheduled to Patrol and cannot, - no problem – please try to lock up the buildings. Jean Burgoine is in charge of this area and she is most diligent about her job but security and safety is all about us as a community. Please make sure when you exit a building, your make sure the door is secure. PS: According to Women’s Club there is a “honey-do” list for the Chair of a committee having to do with responsibility involving a program – such things as put a/c on 85, check toilets, check stove, lock doors and turn out the lights etc. – see them for the complete list). They are also available on the Web site HERE . Projects: Operation ID – Officer Bravo & Moreno HPD Contact Lenore 956 245 1276 so we can make arrangements with you. First, complete your Personal Inventory List then we can set up the engraving process & give you the Operation ID decal. Additional Personal Inventory Lists are available in the Library next to the NW display. Misc: Vial of L.I.F.E. decals - available. What about “Who’s Your Buddy” ? RED Envelope - with current health history. Complete the health hx, place in red envelope. If you have a DNR make sure it is in there too. “Sunshine Emergency Contact” forms are available in the Office. Please keep your info current. Has the Office a spare key or your designate here in case of ??? Refrigerator Magnets to call in at HPD 216 5940 report suspicious activity. Have your story together – not an epistle. You will be speaking to an Officer who simply wants to know what, where, who and how (any drugs or guns?) Next meeting: Monday `15 November 2021' 3pm Retzlaff Hall October is Fire Prevention Month ******************************************************* Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! SIGN IN SHEET Monday 18 OCTOBER 2021 We acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and we are taking precautions accordingly. social distance – sanitation station ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ All Neighborhood Watch/CERT information prior to Oct 1, 2021 can be found at the following Links. NW-CERT (Prev to Oct 2020) NW-CERT (Oct 2020 thru Sep 2021) Back to Top

  • Where PW Is Needed | Sunshine Estates

    Confidential SEPO Information From the List below simply 'click on' the underlined type of CONFIDENTIAL information you want to view. You will then be asked to enter the Password. Directories : Owners (Sorted by both Name and Address) E-Mail Addresses (Owners & Renters) Renters Photos: Residents (2022 and Before) ​ Includes anyone in 2020 Photo Book​ and New Residents after Book was published Residents (New in 2020) Some New Residents are also in Photo Book ​ Residents (New in 2021) Residents (New in 2022) SEPO Financials: By Year Virtual "Google Meet" Meeting Codes Various Resident Documents 2021 SEPO Board Floor Nomination via e-mail Front Gate Code Keypad Cod e(s): Various Locations Non-Compliant Fences Flood (June 2019) Pictures Flooding Aftermath SEPO E-Mails (Flood) Number of people who have visited this page since March 21, 2019. Back To Top

  • Summary (2022 Summer) | Sunshine Estates

    Things To Do: Summary Summer (2022) Board/Residents & Club/Committee Mtgs Daily-Weekly-Monthly Golf-Clubs-Commitees-Special List of Clubs & Committees ******************************** Meetings (Apr 1, 2022 thru Sep 30, Mar 2022) Click HERE for Details ​ SEPO Board & Residential Women's Club (WC does not meet during summer months.) OTHER Clubs/Committees Back to Top ****************************** Daily/Weekly/Monthly Activities Overview (Summer: Apr 1, 2022 thru Sept 30, 2022) Click HERE for Details ​ SUNDAY: 2:00 pm, Cards/Games 5:00 pm, (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) ​ MONDAY: 8:00 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:30 am, Line Dancing: Intermediate (Summer: Weekly / Retzlaff) 1:00 pm, Rock Painting: (All Year: 1st & 4th Monday, Monthly / Retzlaff) (except Jul 4 & Sept5 have been moved to the following Mondays, Jul 11 & Sep 12) 5 :00 pm (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) ​ TUESDAY: 8:00 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court) 8:30 am, Men's Golf League: Tee Time (Summer: W eekly / Golf Course) 8:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:00 am, Woodshop open (Summer: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop) 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 12:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 5:00 pm, (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (Tue & Thu / Card Room ) ​ WEDNESDAY: 8:00 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:00 am, Ladies' Golf Tee time (Summer: Weekly / Golf Course) 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 1:00 pm, Samba (Summer: Weekly / Card Room) 5:00 pm, (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6 :00 pm, Mexican Train/Dominos (Summer: Weekly / Card Room) ​ THURSDAY: 8:00 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court) 8:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:00 am, Quilting: Killer Bees (All Year: Weekly / Retzlaff Hall) 9 :30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 12:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (All Year: Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 1:00 pm, Cards: Hand & Foot (Summer: Weekly / Card Room) 4:0 0 pm, Happy Hour & Potluck (All year: Weekly / Retzlaff Hall) 4:00 pm, Happy Hour (finger food only) (All Year: Weekly / Pavilion) 5 :00 pm, (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (Weekly / Card Room ) ​ FRIDAY: 8:00 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 am, Water Aerobics: First Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:00 am, Woodshop open (Summer: When Monitor is Onsite / Woodshop) 9 :30 am, Water Aerobics: Second Session (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 10:30 am, Jokers (Card/Board Game) (Weekly / Card Room) 5:00 pm (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 7:00, Hand & Foot/Samba (W eekly / Card Room) ​ SATURDAY: 9:00 am, Saturday Golf Scramble (All Year: W eekly / Golf Course) 10:00 am, Cards: Duplicate Bridge (Weekly / Retzlaff Hall) 12:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 5:00 pm (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 pm, Game: Mahjong (Weekly / Library) 7:00 pm, Cards: Jokers & Pegs (Weekly / Card Room) Back to Top Golf, Clubs & Committees and Special Events Overview below (Summer: Apr 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022) ​ View DETAILS by clicking on: Summer 2022: GOLF or CLUBs & COMMITTEEs or SPECIAL (includes Potlucks) ​ APR 2022 : 7 - Calling All Dogs and Cats (Special / Your Home) 12 - Birding and Nature Club Walk (Club / TX Ave) CANCELLED MAY 2022 : 5 - Potluck: Cinco de Mayo (Special / Retzlaff Hall) 25 - Calling All Dogs and Cats (Special / Your Home) 27 - Men's Golf League (Rescheduled from 05-24 due to rain) (Golf / Golf Course) 30 - Potluck: Memorial Day Picnic (Special / Retzlaff Hall w/Games inside and outside) JUN 2022 : 12 - Rock Painting Club (moved from Jul 5) (Club / Retzlaff Hall) 16 - Potluck: June (Special / Retzlaff Hall) ​ JUL 2022 : 12 - Rock Painting Club (moved from Jul 5) (Club / Retzlaff Hall) 4 - Potluck: Fourth of July (Special / Retzlaff Hall) ​ SEP 2022 : 12 - Rock Painting Club (moved from Sep 5) (Club / Retzlaff Hall) Back to Top ****************************** CLUBs & COMMITTEEs (2022-2023) ​ BIBLE STUDY (Men) ?? BIBLE STUDY (Women) ?? GOLF: MEN'S LEAGUE GOLF: WOMEN'S LEAGUE QUILTING (KILLER BEES) LINE DANCING NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH / CERT SEPO BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE SEPO BOARD ELECTION COMMITTEE SUNSHINE GIFT & MEMORIAL COMMITTEE SUNSHINE FISHING CLUB SUNSHINE GARDEN CLUB SUNSHINE NATURE & BIRDING CLUB SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTING CLUB VETERANS' HONOR WALL WOODWORKERS WOMEN'S CLUB Women's Club Standing Committees: Activities Bulletin Board Decorations Historian Librarian Newsletter Purchasing Summer Potlucks Back to Top

  • 2022-07 E-Mails | Sunshine Estates

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  • 2022 E-Mails | Sunshine Estates

    This page will direct you to the pages that contain E-Mails sent to the SEPO Community from Jan 1, 2022 to Current Day. Click on the ICON depicting the year and month the SEPO E-News E-Mails were sent. ​2022 - July ​2022 - June ​2022 - May ​2022 - April ​2022 - March ​2022 - February ​2022 - January Back to Top

  • Special (2022 Summer) | Sunshine Estates

    Activities: Special (2022 Summer) Additional Details Potlucks: Summer (Special) Grooming: Dogs & Cats (Periodic) *********************************************************************** PERIODIC Summer Potlucks: Special ********************** UPCOMING July summer potluck (07-04-2022) ​ Sent 2022-06-27: July potluck - Our July potluck will be Monday, July 4th. Please join us to celebrate Independence Day! Cathy Richmond. ********************** COMPLETE June summer potluck (06-16-2022) ​ Sent 2022-06-12: June summer potluck - Our June potluck will be Thursday, June 16th. Doors open at 4 and we’ll eat about 5. Remember to wear your name tags. See you there! Cathy Richmond ********************** COMPLETE Memorial Day Potluck (05-30-2022) ​ Sent 2022-05-27: Memorial Day potluck/picnic - I am proud to announce that Spencer Smith, Sgt. Army retired will present a short service in recognition of all who gave their ultimate for our country. About 5pm please join us in this remembrance. Cathy ​ Sent 2022-05-26: Memorial Day potluck picnic - Slight change of plans for our Memorial Day potluck and picnic. After an informal survey I have decided not to collect money and worry about getting enough food to cook on the grills. Instead, I’m asking you (if you want to) cook an extra hotdog or hamburger or piece of chicken to share as your dish to pass. We will still bring a salad, dessert or appetizer to share. Looks like it will be hot so games indoors will be popular. We will have corn hole, Jenga and ring toss. We could use another corn hole set if anyone would loan us one for the day. Contact me if you would let us borrow yours. Hope to see everyone on Monday starting 4ish and eat at around 5. Cathy Richmond (303)990-2730 ​ Sent 2022-05-10: Memorial Day potluck - We are calling this potluck a Memorial Day picnic! We will get the grills out and you can cook whatever you want. We will also cook you a hamburger or hotdog for $5. Bring a salad, dessert or appetizer. After the potluck we will play games inside and outside! We will have corn hole, ring toss, shuffleboard and many other games. I will put a virtual ticket box in the library for those who want us to cook for them. Cathy Richmond ********************** COMPLETE Cinco de Mayo (05-05-2022) ​ Pics from Cinco de May Potluck - Sent 2022-05-04: Cinco de Mayo Potluck - Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the first potluck of the summer in the hall this Thursday, May 5th starting at 4:30! Please bring your favorite dish and we will provide margaritas, ice tea, coffee music, and more! Don’t forget your name tags!😊 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Davis at 214-516-4844. ​ Sent 2022-05-04: Cinco de Mayo potluck - Mark your calendar! Lots of fun on May 5th! See attached for details. See you there 🇲🇽 Cathy Richmond ************************************************************************************** COMPLETE Grooming: Dogs and Cats (05-25-2022) ​ Sent 2022-05-19: Calling All Dogs and Cats - Hi Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting around 12:30 or 1:00. 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 ​ COMPLETE Grooming: Dogs and Cats (04-07-2022) ​ Sent 2022-04-04: Calling All Dogs and Cats - Hi Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Thursday, April 7, 2022 to take care of your pet's nails. She will start at 1:00 pm. Please text or call Sandra, and she will schedule your appointment. Sandra's number is 956-226-9919. Sandra will come to your home, and the cost is ten dollars for each pet. Thanks, - Marian Young, 719-468-4556 Back to Top

  • Mtgs (2022-2023) | Sunshine Estates

    Meeting Info (Various Timeframes) SEPO Board of Directors and Residents (Apr 2022 thru Mar 2023) ​ When you see 'Hybrid' it means the meeting is in both Retzlaff Hall & on Google Meet. ​ Date Day Time Mtg Type Location ​ 04-21-22 Thu 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 04-21-22 Thu Aft Board Exec Session (Board Only) Hybrid 06-10-22 Fri 1:00 PM Board (Special) Google Meet 10-10-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 10-11-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board Hybrid 11-14-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 11-15-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board Hybrid 12-12-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 12-13-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board Hybrid 01-03-23 Tue 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 01-05-23 Thu 1:00 PM Residents & Directors Hybrid Required to be held during first week in January 02-20-23 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 02-21-23 Tue 1:00 PM Annual Shareholders Hybrid Required to be held the third Tuesday in February 02-21-23 Tue 3:00 PM Annual Shareholders Hybrid Required to be held the third Tuesday in February 02-21-23 Tue After 3:00 PM 1st 2023 Board Hybrid Required to be held immediately or asap after the Annual Shareholders mtg 03-13-23 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 03-14-23 Tue 1:00 PM Board Hybrid Back to Top Women's Club (Winter: 2022-2023) ​​ ​ Meetings are normally held: The 3rd Friday of each month: Oct thru Mar In Retzlaff Hall @ 9am -10am All Female Sunshine Residents & Renters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Coffee & Treats are available for free. A prize is awarded to one lucky lady each month who is wearing her Sunshine Name Tag. Mtg Dates: 10-21-22 11-12-22 12-16-22 01-20-23 02-17-23 03-17-23 Back to Top Other Clubs & Committees (Apr 2022 thru Mar 2023) Architectural Control Committee (ACC): (Terry Lacy) ​ Meetings are held the 1st & 15th of each Month @ 1 PM in the Library. If these days fall on a weekend or holiday, they are held the next business day.​ ​ Sunshine Birding & Nature Club: (Tom Stone) ​ Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each Month (Nov thru Apr) @ 7 PM in the Library.​ Open to all residents/renters in the community. Sunshine Fishing Club: (Bill Peterson) ​ Meetings are held 2nd Wed of each month (year-round) at 1 PM either Google Meet or Retzlaff Hall. Open to all residents/renters in the community.​ ​ Sunshine Garden Club: (Susanne Ulrich) ​ Meetings are held 1st Tuesday of each month (Nov Thru Mar) at 6:30 PM in the Library. Open to all residents/renters in the community.​ Sunshine Gift & Memorial Committee: (Vickie Jones) ​ Meeting Day/Date/Time etc. are TBD. Sunshine Rock Painting: (Karren Amos) Classes are held the 1st & 4th Monday of each Month from 1 pm to 3 pm in Retzlaff Hall. Open to all residents/renters in the community.​ Ladies' Golf League Business Meeting: (Deloris Pearcy) ​ Meetings are held the 3rd Wed of each month (Nov thru Mar) in Retzlaff Hall. ​ Men's Golf League Business Meeting: (Rocky Lockwood & Matt Lyne) Meetings are held every Tuesday during the Winter Season following the 8:30 AM tee time play in Retzlaff Hall.​ ​ Neighborhood Watch (NW): (Lenore Combs) ​ Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each Month (year-round) @ 3 PM in Retzlaff Hall.​ ​ Open to all residents/renters in the community. Quilters (Killer Bees): (Jan Baethke) Meetings are held 9 AM to noonish on Thursday in Retzlaff Hall. ​​ Woodworkers: (Chuck McEvoy) Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Friday of each Month @ 1 PM during the Winter Season in the Woodshop. Back to Top

  • SEPO Forms-Processes | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO Forms & Processes Click on the links below to view the Process and Print the form you need. Architectural Control Committee ​ Activity/Meeting Request ​ Key Checkout Process ​ SEPO Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas ​ SEPO Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas Results ​ Age Verification Survey (55+) (This process is Under Construction) ​ Request Process & Form for non-Board members to Speak at Residents Meeting ​ SEPO Board Nominating Committee Guidebook Renters Emergency Information Media System (TVs etc) in Retzlaff Hall If there are any other Forms/Processes you would like to see here, please contact the Web site Manager at sunshinecountryclub@gmail.com . ​

  • Covid-19 & SEPO (03-25-2022) | Sunshine Estates

    Covid-19 & SEPO Board Approved Announcement as of the March 25, 2022 Board meeting ​ There are no longer any Covid-19 restrictions within all SEPO Community Property. That includes all buildings, pool, pavilion, gazebo, golf course etc. ​ Also, the Board is no longer requesting the Covid-19 statement/disclaimer be read at SEPO meetings and events. ​ Everyone should feel free to wear a mask or take any other safety precautions they feel necessary to protect themselves. And, as is always suggested with a cold, flu, etc., if you feel sick, please stay home and do not expose others. ​ We thank you for your diligence these past months/years in doing everything possible to keep our Sunshine Community safe and protected. ​ NOTE: The justification for lifting any restrictions is based on current CDC recommendations and Cameron County statistics dated March 2022. It is stressed that everyone needs to be vigilant and that the Board could adjust the above accordingly if things change. ​ SEPO BOARD ​

  • Board Mtgs: 2022 (Summer) | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO Board Meetings: Regular & Special (Agendas - Recordings - Minutes) (04-01-2022 thru 09-30-2022 Summer Season) Go directly to the Information you are looking for by clicking an item below. Board Mtg (Spec) Minutes (2022-06-10) Board Mtg (Spec) Video (2022-06-10) Board Mtg (Spec) Agenda (2022-06-10) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-04-21) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-04-21) Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-04-21) ************************* BOARD MEETING (Special) Minutes Thu, Jun 10, 2022 @ 1 PM (UNAPPROVED) ************************* BOARD MEETING (Special) Video Fri, Jun 10, 2022 @ 1 PM ************************ BOARD MEETING (Special) NOTICE OF & AGENDA FOR Fri, Jun 10, 2022 @ 1 PM ************************* BOARD MEETING (Regular) Minutes Thu, Apr 21, 2022 @ 1 PM (UNAPPROVED) ************************* BOARD MEETING (Regular) Video Thu, Apr 21, 2022 @ 1 PM ************************ BOARD MEETING (Regular) NOTICE OF & AGENDA FOR Thu, Apr 21, 2022 @ 1 PM Back to Top

  • Suggestion-Complaint-Idea | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas SEPO Suggestion / Complaint / Idea Process (as of July 20, 2021) ​ 1. Form Submission - It is the resident/renter responsibility to inform the SEPO Board of any Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas they may have by utilizing the process described below. The first step is to fill out the form available outside the SEPO Office or by printing it from HERE . Please be as detailed as possible, providing a thorough explanation and any photos and documents that help explain why you are submitting the form. If you have a suggested solution(s), please include on the form. Before submitting the form, ensure your NAME, DATE and CONTACT INFORMATION are included. (If your NAME is missing, your submission will not be addressed by the Board, since we will not be able to contact you.) There is a Suggestion Box outside the Office to submit your form. Please allow five to ten days to receive a response from the Board. 2. SEPO Board Review & Reply to Submitter – The Office staff checks the Suggestion Box every weekday for submissions. When the Office receives a completed and signed form it will be scanned and e-mailed as an attachment to everyone on the SEPO Board, noting the date and name of the person submitting the form in the e-mail of transmittal. The President may then consult with the Director(s) most responsible for the area(s) in question. The President will prepare a “draft response” within 1-5 days of receipt of the form and send the draft to all Board Members, requesting comments and or suggested edits to the draft, via e-mail, within a reasonable timeframe. After receipt of provided edits/comments, the President will determine the final text of the response. At that point, a direct e-mail response will be provided from the President to the submitter of the form along with a copy of the submitted form, for ease of reference. Copies of the e-mail and attachment(s) will also be provided to all Board members. In the event the submitter has not supplied an e-mail address to the Office, the reply and submitted form will be hand-delivered to the submitter. The success of this approach is predicated upon providing a timely response to the person submitting the form. 3. SEPO Board Notice to Community – To keep the Community informed of the content of submitted forms and the Board’s responses, both the forms (minus the Submitter’s name and Contact Information) and the responses will be distributed as a “SEPO Suggestion / Complaint / Idea Response Publication” by the Board. This would make the submittal and the Board response a public statement. It would also provide further notice that the Board wishes to be known as being responsive, transparent, and informative. The "Response Publication" will be: Sent to the Community via e-mail Posted on the Sunshine Web site Physically posted in the Office/Library Building (for 30 days) NOTE : The name and/or contact information of the person who submitted the form will not be published. SEPO Board SEPO Suggestion, Complaint & Idea Form (as of July 20, 2021) - View/P rint Form HERE - SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea Form (Signature Required at Bottom in order for Board to Review & Reply) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________​ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________​ If you have more info to provide, you may attach more pages, photos or documents. Print Name: ________________________________________________ Date: _____________________ Phone: ________________ E-Mail (if you have one): ________________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________________ (Required so we may contact you with a Reply or for More Information.) ​ As of: 07-20-2021 Back to Top

  • SEPO Policies & Procedures | Sunshine Estates

    Print This Document POLICIES & PROCEDURES OF SUNSHINE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES APPROVED BY ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS June 10, 2022 (All previous Policies & Procedures are replaced by this Update of June 10, 2022.) AUTHORITY for these policies and rules is contained in Section 2.1 and Section 8.1 of the Covenants and Section 4.01 of the Bylaws which provide that the affairs of Sunshine Country Club Estates shall be managed by its Board of Directors and that the Board shall have the responsibility and authority to prescribe rules and regulations covering the use of the common areas, streets, utilities and any other portions of the properties. The Sunshine Estates Property Owners Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities or operations. As a senior community, we specifically reaffirm our policy of nondiscrimination and welcome any and all new property owners and residents in the future on this same basis. ​ SENIOR CITIZEN PROOF OF AGE Pursuant to SEPO Covenants, Article VI, Sec. 6.1 anyone planning to reside in any property located within the subdivision must provide proof of age that will be kept on file in the business office of SEPO. ​ COMMON AREA The term ‘Common Area’ refers to all real property contained in Sunshine Country Club Estates, Units 1, 2, & 3 other than numbered lots and includes the central area buildings and grounds, golf course, streets, RV storage area, maintenance area, woodshop and all other property deeded to SEPO. ​ IMMEDIATE FAMILY The immediate family is defined as the lot owners': mother, father, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and spouse of any of the preceding persons. USE OF COMMON AREA Guests other than immediate family shall pay green fees for golfing. Only owners, their guests, and their employees shall have access to the RV storage area. Only owners and SEPO employees shall have access to the maintenance area. Only owners and their guests shall have use of the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, shuffleboard courts, pool, and hot tub. Persons in charge of scheduled events in the Lounge, Retzlaff Hall or in any other common building shall determine if they wish to invite persons other than owners to attend their function. Private Parties - a. Persons holding private parties or other events shall determine if they invite persons other than owners to attend their function. b. Any one household may not reserve the ‘same’ Common Facilities, i.e., Retzlaff Hall or the Pavilion, for private parties, on consecutive days, consecutive weekdays, or consecutive weekends during any one month. This restriction mitigates the potential for a few persons to reserve our Common Facilities for extended periods. c. The Pool and Hot Tub are Common Facilities which can only be reserved for Board approved SEPO events. Streets shall be open to the public during the hours the front gate is open. Residents of ENCORE SUNSHINE RV PARK located in Harlingen, TX (hereinafter called ENCORE) shall be allowed to walk or bike on SCCE streets at all times. Bicycles and golf carts must use lights at night. Rollerblading, roller skating or skateboarding is NOT allowed. ENCORE residents wearing their badges may use the golf course during open hours by filling out a green fee tag, displaying it on their bag and depositing the correct green fees in the mailbox used for collection located at Number One tee. All outdated green fee tags must be removed from their golf bag. Use of the golf course by ENCORE residents will be reviewed at least annually by the Board of Directors and will be restricted or eliminated if the Board finds the course is overcrowded or such restriction is needed for any other reason. Organizers of approved golf tournaments shall be allowed to invite persons other than owners to enter and play golf in tournaments subject to paying the appropriate green fees. In the event an Owner is the single owner/occupant of a home, then he or she is allowed to invite one guest to accompany him or her in the use of the common facilities at any time. ON-STREET PARKING A. Streets defined: Any and all streets, right-of-way, or thoroughfares platted as part of SCCE. B. Vehicle defined: Any motorized or non-motorized vehicle or conveyance designed to move on wheels, i.e., cars, trucks, boat trailers, golf carts, motor homes, motorcycles, etc. Pursuant to Article VI, Sec. 6.4 of the Covenants, there is to be no overnight parking of vehicles on the streets except that RVs may be parked on the street for up to three days for the purpose of loading or unloading. An extension may be granted for unusual circumstances or in the case of overnight guests as to parking on the street. Apply in the office for permission. No vehicle may be used at any time for the purpose of residence, temporary residence, or additional living space or used as any type of living quarters when parked on any street or driveway or the storage area in SCCE. Failure to comply with any or all of the above will result in the vehicle being tagged, showing date, time and violation. The owner will then be responsible for a $20.00 per day fee for each violation. This fee will be due by the 10th day of the month following the violation. All violation fees not paid within 30 days of due date will be assessed an 18% per annum penalty and possibly result in SEPO filing a lien against the owner’s property. SEPO is authorized to have a commercial towing service remove any vehicle of a nonresident in violation of these regulations 24 hours after posting notice of noncompliance on said vehicle. All lot owners or residents desiring to appeal any assessment for an on-street parking violation shall do so in writing to the SEPO Board for consideration at the next Board meeting. No one under the age of 16 years shall be allowed to operate a golf cart or motorized vehicle of any type unless accompanied by a resident anywhere on SCCE property. GUESTS An incidental guest is defined as not being a member of your immediate family and who resides within a 50 mile radius. Guests who wish to play golf must be accompanied by the host resident and no more than three (3) guests may play with the resident. Such incidental guest is limited to no more than two occasions per year of use of the common facilities. Private party guests in Retzlaff Hall or the Lounge, Sunburst and the Pavilion are excluded from this rule. Greens fees are set forth under GOLF. A temporary guest is defined as not being a member of your immediate family and who resides outside of a 50 mile radius. Such temporary guest includes those staying with the owner in his home or elsewhere while visiting. If the guest is staying outside the resident’s home, the resident must accompany the guest while playing. This temporary guest is limited to use of the common facilities for no more than thirty consecutive days per year. Greens fees are set forth under GOLF. A badge is no longer required for in-house overnight guests who are entitled to use all facilities in the common area. All children under age 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. If your in-house guest wishes to play golf you must obtain a yellow tag which must be displayed on the golf bag. The tag must be returned to the SEPO office. If an owner wishes to pay for their house golf guest they may do so by keeping track of the number of times their guest plays and pay the proper amount after the guest leaves. RENTERS Residents who own a home at Sunshine Estates and rent out their house must instruct the renters to come to the office and fill out the appropriate renter’s forms. Forms will include verification of over 55 years of age and the Renter’s Emergency information form. They must also sign a waiver form that they have received the By-Laws, Covenants and Policies & Procedures and have read them and agree to abide by same. Homeowners are responsible for providing copies of the By-Laws, Covenants and Policies & Procedures to their renters. There are available on our Web site here ( https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/seporules ). SUNSHINE CLUBS/GROUPS GUIDELINES Sunshine Estates Property Owners, Inc. is a non-profit corporation. As such, all clubs, groups, or other organizations existing and approved by SEPO must also be strictly non-profit. To request the formation of a new Club/Group, the resident(s) should complete a SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea form available in the SEPO Office or on the Sunshine Web site (https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/suggestion-complaint-idea ). To establish guidelines for groups wishing to form a Sunshine Club, the following is required: Membership must be open to only residents/renters. Invitation to non-residents/non-renters to participate in the Club must be approved by SEPO. If approved, residents/renters always have priority pertaining to club activities. This approval request must be made by completing a SEPO Suggestion/Complaint/Idea form available in the SEPO Office or on the Sunshine Web site (https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/suggestion-complaint-idea ). Immediate family of Residents/Renters are always welcome. Invitations to non-residents/non-renters must be made by a resident/renter to an individual. There can be no ‘blanket’ invitations from Club members, i.e., hanging a poster at an RV park to join the club or putting an invitation in a newspaper. Any non-resident/non-renters, other than immediate family, must be 55+. Guest speakers are not required to be approved by SEPO. Any money collected from resident/renter club members can only be used to cover the cost of equipment and supplies used during club activities. No profit can be made by anyone. Scheduling of “fundraising” events that will take place within Sunshine Country Club Estates for the purchase of the club’s equipment or supplies must be approved in advance by SEPO. The request process is defined on the Sunshine Web site (https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/activity-mtg-request ). The request form is available there and in the SEPO Office. Any bank accounts established for the club cannot be in the name of Sunshine Estates Property Owners, Inc. and must be in non-interest-bearing accounts. PETS Pets are allowed as long as they do not become a nuisance. All pets must be kept on leash when not on the owner’s property. At no time can pets be allowed to enter other people’s property without their permission. Owners are responsible for cleanup or damage caused by their pets. Never place cleanup (poop) bags into another resident’s garbage can without permission. Pets are never allowed on the golf course, in any SEPO buildings or in the Pool/Pavilion area. Pets that are fostered (given temporary shelter and not owned) shall be counted as part of the two pets allowed at any one time (Section 6.10 of the Covenants). Owners in violation of any of these provisions may be subject to fine or penalty. PROPERTY AND YARD MAINTENANCE It is the responsibility of all property owners to see that their property or yard is maintained, mowed, and trimmed AT ALL TIMES. If it becomes necessary for SEPO to care for an owner’s property at any time, a service fee of $50.00 for mowing and $75.00 for weed removal of non-grass yards will be made each time such services are performed. There will be a service fee of $75.00 per incident to pick up fruit that has fallen from your fruit tree onto any Owner’s property or the street. Owners must be notified in writing and may be served by handing the notice to the owner of the premises or by sending it via e-mail, regular mail, or by posting the notice on or near the front door of the resident building at the property location. Owners will be given seven (7) days from the date of said notice to bring the premises into compliance before the SEPO services are scheduled. All owners must furnish SEPO office personnel with up-to-date information as to who is responsible for their property during the owner’s absence. It is a violation of SEPO rules to throw vegetation or refuse into the streets. All owners desiring to extend their ground care to walkways, utilizing any type of trim enhancement, must have permission from the SEPO Board. The property owners will be asked to sign a release stating if it becomes necessary to use this area with heavy equipment and the two feet of property they are maintaining becomes damaged, they are aware this is SEPO property and there will be no recourse for any damage that may have occurred. No placement of any type of enhancement on the golf course area (flagpole, bird house, tree, shrub, flower, etc.) is allowed without approval of the SEPO Board. In order to control water pressure for the golf course, owners are prohibited from watering their own yards using Resaca water between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Noncompliance may result in the capping off of the Resaca water to their property. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL Owners wishing to make additions or any outside improvements/changes to their property must complete a proposal form obtained at the SEPO office to receive permission from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and may not commence work until the necessary ACC approval has been obtained. ​ Owners who proceed without ACC approval are subject to imposition of the “Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Non-compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule” and legal intervention as identified in these SEPO Rules, (adopted August 31, 2021). See document at this link: (https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/sepo-rulesregs-fees ) In the event of noncompliance with the foregoing paragraphs the Architectural Control Committee shall report such conduct to the SEPO Board who will in turn issue a STOP WORK ORDER until approval is obtained from the ACC. In the event work continues, then the SEPO Board may impose FEEs in the amounts defined in the Non-compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule (linked to above). If the fees are not collected, a lien may be placed upon the owner’s property. You may not expand upon or change that work which has been approved without submitting a new plan. ​ As to fences, Exhibit B of the Covenants states in paragraph 16, “no fence, wall or hedge shall be built or maintained nearer than ten (10) feet to the front curb line of any lot, or side curb line on corner lots. An exception shall be retaining walls of not over twelve inches above the ground.” Paragraph l7 states, “No fence, wall or hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight lines shall be placed or permitted on corner lots.” Paragraph 18 states, “All fences shall be approved prior to construction.” Paragraph 19 states, in part, “No lot owner shall impair any easement. No fences, walls or structural improvements shall be built or constructed on any easement.” For clarification, our lots have a ten foot utility easement from the lot line across the front and a five foot utility easement from the lot line across the back. That in itself declares no fences will be allowed within the five foot rear lot easement adjacent to the golf course. Owners are allowed to erect a barrier for golf ball protection. They must be approved by the ACC. Protective measures for golf balls can include a type of netting or other material but cannot be intrusive on neighbors. All Fences and Barriers must be approved by The ACC prior to installation. CONSTRUCTION The disposal of any residue from a resident/homeowner’s construction site is the responsibility of the property owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the site in an orderly and safe condition. Any building material (nail, screw, etc.) originating from the site that might puncture a tire found on an adjacent street or driveway and turned in to the SEPO Office shall result in a fine of $10 per item. The fine shall be added to the homeowner’s monthly or annually assessed association fees. GOLF COURSE Sunshine Country Club Estates’ guests (not qualifying as immediate family members of owners) as well as ENCORE residents are required to pay green fees before starting play. ENCORE residents must wear their RV name badges and display the green fee tag on their golf bag. All golfers are required to have their own clubs and bag or other appropriate carrier. Foursomes are suggested when the golf course is busy except during league play. More than five should never play at one time. Play is required to start at the number one tee at all times from October 1st through April 30th. However, persons may join players already in progress as long as it is agreeable to those players and does not make more than a foursome. Use of a tee is required at all times when teeing off. Practice is not allowed on any part of the golf course except on the putting green by number one tee box. Keep riding carts on cart paths when teeing off and 20 feet from greens when possible and practical. Replace divots on tee boxes and fairways. Repair ball marks on greens. Do not trespass upon owner’s property at any time except to retrieve straying golf balls. Never hit the ball out of an owner’s yard. Do not rake for balls during active play. Everyone is required to wear appropriate clothing including shirts at all times on the golf course. No bicycles or motor scooters are allowed on the golf course. 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. All Golf Course Improvement Fees collected shall be used for the construction/continued maintenance and repair of: a. future/existing concrete golf cart pathways/trails, b. water features on the golf course, including, but not limited to, masonry walls of the golf course ponds and aeration pumps/fountains, c. water irrigation and pond lighting improvements. All of these improvements shall be located within the limits of the golf course. When the golf course is closed because of excessive rain accumulation or for maintenance procedures, signs will be posted in front of the Office and at the number one tee box. At times when the course does remain open there may be posted restrictions on the use of riding golf carts even though walkers are permitted. If in question, you should check the office area before proceeding to the first hole to play in event you are not starting on the number one tee in league play. The golf green fee for a temporary guest as defined under GUESTS is $2.00 to play in scramble for nine holes, which includes tournaments and guest days. The green fee for a temporary guest to play nine holes is $5.00. These fees are paid at the office. The golf green fee for an incidental guest as defined under GUESTS is $10.00 for nine holes and $15.00 for eighteen holes. This same fee will apply to residents of ENCORE. You may only enter or exit the golf course by means of a cart path, never from your backyard or a neighbor’s back yard. There are cart paths leading from each street to enter and exit the course. The course is for playing golf. It is not a shortcut from one street to another. The SEPO golf course is restricted during Men’s and Women’s Golf League play as follow During the months from April 1 thru September 30 the SEPO golf course is restricted for: Tuesday Men’s League play from 8:30 to 10 AM. Wednesday Women’s League play from 8:30 to 10 AM. During the months from October 1 through March 31 the SEPO golf course is restricted for: Tuesday Men’s League play from 8 AM to Noon. Wednesday Women’s League play from 9 AM to Noon. If you are not participating in the Men’s or Women’s scheduled Golf League play, you must wait until the entire League play is completed before gathering to play. Golfers who wish to play ‘after League play has completed’ are requested not to stage at Hole #1, as this has shown to prevent League players from using the cart paths to advance on the course. Non-League golfers should gather on Michigan Avenue, away from the cart path, in anticipation of League play completion, in order to reduce congestion on Hole #1 tee box. “Feeding ducks on the golf course is prohibited.” Per the TX Parks & Wildlife, it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The feeding of birds can be permitted using feeders that contain food in a specific area. TENNIS COURT, PICKLEBALL AND SHUFFLEBOARD Treatment of courts: Proper footwear is to be worn at all times. Shoes with abrasive soles of any kind and shoes with black soles should not be worn on the courts. Shufflers should walk on the concrete area between the courts when changing ends. Do not use the Courts as a short cut. The green surface is a very specialized cover and may be damaged just by walking. Any activity other than tennis and pickle ball on the tennis court and shuffling on the shuffleboard lanes is forbidden. POOL AND HOT TUB AREA Shower before using pools to remove any lotions. Soap is not allowed in the showers. Diving into the pool is not allowed. Running in the pool area is not allowed. If your guests are young children, keep them under control and have an adult supervising them. Throwing any object into the pool or pool area is not allowed. No bicycles or skates are allowed in the pool area. Anyone displaying rowdy behavior may be asked to leave by any resident owner. RULES AND PROCEDURES POSTED ON THE LARGE SIGN IN THE POOL AREA ARE ENFORCED AT ALL TIMES. LOUNGE AND RETZLAFF HALL Reservations for use of either space will be made through the SEPO office. No fee will be charged for private parties if no supplies are used. However, you are responsible for turning off lights, fans, air conditioning and P/A systems so make arrangements for getting help. Only 206 seated people are allowed in Retzlaff Hall at one time in compliance with the Harlingen Fire Code. A limited number of older brown tables are available for loan. No white tables may be borrowed. The white chairs may be borrowed at a cost of $1.00 each and must be signed out from the office in advance and returned in 48 hours. Ask at the office for information. Tables will be delivered and picked up by SEPO employees. There is a $2.00 charge per table, a two table limit and a two day table use. The following three areas are all located within the building adjacent to the postal area. POOL ROOM. Guests under age 16 years must be accompanied by a resident adult when using the Pool Room. Care and consideration of others should be taken when utilizing the Pool Room and equipment. EXERCISE ROOM . Guests under age 16 years must be accompanied by a resident adult when using the Exercise Room. The equipment located in this area must be utilized in the manner for which it was intended. Residents are responsible for themselves and should know their limits to avoid injuries. CARD AND ACTIVITIES ROOM. Scheduled card games and other activities occur in this room. Other than weekly scheduled activities, the room may be reserved by contacting the SEPO office. PAVILION. This area is designed to provide a covered space extending beyond the pool for entertaining and lounging and will include storage. It may be reserved for private parties using the same method as the Lounge and Retzlaff Hall. ​ SEPO BUSINESS MEETING ROOM. 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. MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM. 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. STORAGE AREA The storage area is a gated area with the gate operated by the same opener that will open the front entrance gate. Deposit all brush, clippings, weeds, etc. on the northeast side of the storage area to be picked up by the City of Harlingen every four to six weeks. Harlingen will not pick up any other items such as appliances and pieces of building material. Do not pull brush across the streets or across the marked areas for RV parking. All RVs, trailers and storage shed spaces must be assigned from the office. Prices vary according to the lot size. All lots are rented on an annual basis and the rent on your designated lot including those with storage buildings must be paid in full by January 20th each year. Inquire in the office regarding space availability and prices. In the event a certain section of the Storage Area becomes filled and there are residents that desire to rent a space in that area, then a list will commence for the opportunity to rent the first available space. Any resident desiring to rent a space in an area that is currently filled must go to the SEPO office and register. In the event a space becomes available the first person whose name is on that list will be notified and given the opportunity to rent the space. The SEPO office must receive rental for the space within fifteen (15) days of notification. If he declines or fails to pay rent when due, the SEPO office will call upon the next name on the list. Some of the materials and properties stored within the SEPO Storage Lot shed area, which is located north of W Iowa, Ave are sand for our golf course bunkers, rocks, lumber used to create forms for our golf cart pathways and other stone and brick materials. These items are all SEPO property used by the Board Director in charge of the golf course to operate and maintain our Par 3 nine-hole golf course. These materials located here are not available for use by SEPO residents at their home. They are owned by SEPO and should not be removed. STORAGE AREA BUILDINGS All storage area buildings and location thereof must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Storage buildings may be no larger than 10’ x 10’ and sidewalls a maximum height of eight (8) feet and from the skid deck to the peak must be no more than 12’. They must have a gable roof with 5 on 12 pitches, painted or color fast sheet metal sidewalls, a sheet metal or asphalt single roof, wood floor on skids, 2” x 4” frame. Color must be earth tones of tan, brown or gray (Chaparral or Morgan Style Prefabs are acceptable). There must be at least two tie downs on opposite corners of the skids of driven reinforcing steel rod or screw type 36” in length. Buildings must be at least five feet from the rear line and there must be sufficient walk space between the buildings pursuant to the Covenants and placed only on those lots designated for storage buildings. All storage buildings placed anywhere in the storage area are required to be tied down with Hurricane ties. Gasoline or other flammable materials must be stored only in containers approved for such storage. All boats, utility trailers, camper tops, and anything that might blow away must be tied down and no loose material is to be left outside in the storage area. Anything left loose or not tied down will be removed. Proof of liability insurance on all storage buildings is required. Negotiations for any structure existing on a lot that is changing renters must be between the previous renter and the new renter. In the event a previous renter vacates a lot and abandons the structure, it will become the responsibility of the new renter to demolish or maintain and insure the structure. WOODWORKER’S SHOP All residents of SCCE are entitled to the use of the Woodworkers’ Shop and membership in the Woodworkers’ Club. Residents may have use of the shop only when a qualified monitor is present. Prior to the use of the Woodworkers’ Shop a resident must read and accept by signing the Rules and Regulations of the Woodworkers’ Shop. Entering and using the Woodworkers’ shop when another person is not present is strictly prohibited. GAZEBO All residents are entitled to use the gazebo located on Texas Avenue when it has not been reserved by others. Contact the SEPO office for scheduled activities and availability. SMOKING REGULATIONS All of the buildings of the Common Area are declared to be smoke free as well as the area contained within the walls, gates and fences surrounding the Pool and Pavilion . Smoking will be allowed on the Golf Course but no cigarette butts may be discarded on the grounds. Consideration should be given to nonsmokers if riding in the same golf cart. Extinguished cigarette butts may be placed in the cup holders used for broken tees. ​ POLICY ON NEPOTISM SEPO shall not employ, either part of full time, a close relative of an existing employee or member of the board of directors. Close relative includes spouse, sibling, child, parent, grand-parent, aunt, uncle or cousin. ​ DONATIONS TO SEPO When an individual, committee or organization purchases “something” for SEPO, then ownership becomes SEPO’s unless explicitly noted otherwise. Once accepted by SEPO (either explicitly or implicitly), future maintenance, usage, replacement or removal will be SEPO’s responsibility and expense. If SEPO has ownership, the board will have sole discretion for its usage and whether replacement or removal is in SEPO interest at that time. There is no guarantee of replacement. If ownership remains with the donor, then future maintenance, usage, replacement and removal will be the owner’s responsibility and expense, however, SEPO may request its removal at any time for any reason or no reason. FISCAL POLICIES All checks should be signed by the Treasurer unless the Treasurer is unavailable. If that occurs, the next available persons, in the following sequential order shall be sought out to sign requested check(s): President, 1st VP, then 2nd VP. Invoice related payments will normally be issued only once a week on Fridays. In the case of a COD or an emergency, accommodations will be made to issue payment. Ideally this needs to be coordinated with the Treasurer. Invoices and timecards must be approved by a Board Member. Credit card charges must have a receipt. Board Members should not, under normal circumstances, use their personal funds and later seek to be reimbursed by SEPO. Only in emergencies should this occur. All backup documentation should be reviewed by the check signer prior to signing checks. DISPOSAL OF EXCESS OR RETIRED SEPO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY When SEPO Equipment or Property is no longer required by SEPO, in order to give everyone a fair chance to procure it, if they wish, we will use the process defined as follows: The community will be informed via Community E-mail and physical posting that an item is available for inspection at a ‘specified location’ until a ‘specified Day, Date and Time’. Anyone can send an e-mail (or handwritten bid with a legible signature) to a ‘designated person’ with the amount they are offering by a ‘specified Day, Date and Time’. The ‘designated person’ receiving the bids is not eligible to submit a bid. On a ‘specified Day, Date and Time’ the ‘designated person’ will look at the offers and announce the name of the purchaser to the community via e-mail and physical posting. Concerning any item that fails to receive a bid, the Board will vote on how to dispose of it. Back to Top

  • SEPO Covenants | Sunshine Estates

    ​ ​ COVENANTS OF SUNSHINE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. ​ THE EXTENSION AND AMENDMENT OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES 1, 2, 3, CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS “A SENIOR HOUSING COMMUNITY” THE STATE OF TEXAS ) ) COUNTY OF CAMERON ) WITNESSETH WHEREAS, DECLARANT, as the owners of real property more particularly described in exhibit “A” attached hereto, heretofore subdivided portions of that property into sunshine country club estates Units 1, 2, & 3 and in so doing, filed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions dated January 8, 1981, recorded in Volume 1247, Page 900, Deed Records of Cameron County, Texas, governing the development and use of lots within said subdivision; and WHEREAS, the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions dated January 8, 1981, recorded in volume 1247, page 900 Deed Records, Cameron County, Texas, and all amendments thereto are to continue for a term of ten years, expiring January 8, 1991, and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 9.3 of the 1986 Amendment to said Declaration, such Declaration may be amended by an instrument approved by a vote of the Owners of not less than 75% of the lots owned by Owners; NOW, THEREFORE, SAID Declaration and the Amendments thereto are amended as follows: the term of said Declaration and the Amendments thereto shall be extended for an additional ten years, to expire on January 8, 2001; and WHEREAS, all lots in Units 1, 2, & 3 have been sold subject to the original declaration; and WHEREAS, questions have arisen with regard to the interpretation to be placed upon said Covenants and Conditions and the Amendments thereto, and in order to preclude further questions and to clarify said Covenants and Restrictions, all of the undersigned have agreed that all lots which have non-conforming uses as of the date of the recording of this Declaration are hereby granted a one-time variance for said lot only, and that all lots in said subdivision shall be held, sold and conveyed subject to the following easements, agreements, restrictions, covenants and conditions which are for the purpose of protecting the value and desirability of the real property and be binding on all parties having any right, title or interest in the described property or any part thereof, their heirs, successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of each OWNER thereof from January 8, 1981, or until amended as provided in ARTICLE 9.3 of this Amended Declaration. NOW THEREFORE, said Declaration and the Amendments thereto are amended as follows: the term of said Declaration and the Amendments thereto shall be extended for an additional twenty years, to expire twenty years from the effective date of this instrument. ARTICLE I PURPOSE DECLARANT shall restrict the use of the subject property so that it is a Senior Citizen Community. ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS SECTION 2.1 OWNER shall mean and refer to the bona fide record title owner, other than the DECLARANT, whether one or more persons or entities, of fee simple title to any numbered lot which is a part of the properties. OWNER does not include a mortgagee. The term DECLARANT or OWNERS ASSOCIATION shall refer to SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS, INC . SECTION 2.2 PROPERTIES shall mean and refer to that certain real property hereinbefore described as SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNITS 1, 2 & 3, and further described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto consisting of approximately 57 acres. SECTION 2.3 COMMON AREA shall mean all real property and improvements thereon owned by the DECLARANT in SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNITS 1, 2 & 3, other than numbered lots. Said Common Area shall be for the common use and enjoyment of the OWNERS. The common area owned by the DECLARANT is described as follows: Par 3, 9 Hole Golf Course, Recreation Center, Storage Area, easements for roadway utility purposes and other common areas within said subdivision, and other lands within said subdivision, not specifically contained within the confines of platted and numbered lots which shall be held by DECLARANT subject to the right of lot owners to utilize same. That certain 3.00 Acre tract out of Block 27, David & Stephenson subdivision, Cameron County, Texas, described as Tract X in that Deed recorded in Volume 1068, Page 152, Deed of Records of Cameron County, Texas, and any other real property hereafter owned by Sunshine Estates Property Owners, Inc. SECTION 2.4 VOTING shall be on the basis of one vote per lot owned by an OWNER and all voting shall be by secret ballot. All secret ballots and relevant information pertaining to the election shall be distributed to each lot OWNER not less than thirty (30) days prior to the deadline to vote. SECTION 2.5 LOT shall mean and refer to any numbered lot shown in any recorded subdivision Map or Plat of the PROPERTIES, with the exception of the Common Area. SECTION 2.6 MOBILE HOME shall mean a movable dwelling unit designed and constructed (not constructed on site) for permanent occupancy by a single family, which contains permanent eating, cooking, sleeping and sanitary facilities, which is designed to be moved by axles and wheels forming a part of such unit, and which units are manufactured with complete plumbing and electrical systems ready for hookup. Mobile Home shall not include a travel trailer or similar unit designed for temporary occupancy or a self-propelled living unit such as a recreational vehicle, camper, boat or “homemade” dwelling. SECTION 2.6A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE or “RV” shall mean self propelled Travel Units, Travel Trailers, “Park Model” Trailer, Pickups with Campers (not camper cover or shell without living facilities). SECTION 2.6B MODULAR HOME shall mean a dwelling which is constructed in modules, whether one or more, at a location other than on the lot, utilizing assembly line type production or other techniques. No used Modular Homes shall be permitted to be placed on a lot. Concrete foundations may be used and brick veneer walls are permitted. SECTION 2.6C FRAME HOME shall mean a dwelling which is constructed primarily of lumber on the lot. Concrete foundations and floors may be used and brick veneer walls are permitted. SECTION 2.7 PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION shall mean a non-profit corporation to be formed by the OWNERS upon the adoption of this Amendment for the following purposes: (1) To organize social events (2) To elect a Board of Directors (3) To perform such duties as are designated in the corporate by-laws ARTICLE III PROPERTY RIGHTS SECTION 3.1 OWNERS’ EASEMENT OF ENJOYMENT All Owners shall have the right and easement of enjoyment in and to the Common Area which shall be appurtenant to and shall pass with title to every lot, subject to the following provisions. (a) The right of DECLARANT to charge reasonable admission fees for the use of the golf course situated upon the Common Area. (b) The right of the DECLARANT to suspend the right of use of the recreational facilities by any OWNER for any period during which any assessment against his lot remains unpaid, and for infraction of its published rules and regulations. (c ) The right of the DECLARANT to own and operate commercial facilities in the common area, such as vending machines. SECTION 3.2 DELEGATION OF USE Any OWNER, and the members of his/her immediate family, has the right of enjoyment to the Common Area. Any OWNER who leases or rents his/her property to residential tenants thereby assigns to his/her tenants the owners’ rights, and his/her immediate family’s rights, to use the Common Area, as well as their easement of enjoyment, for the duration of the lease or rental term. House guests may use the Common Area but must pay a fee for playing golf. SECTION 3.3 PARKING RIGHTS The use of all parking areas (including streets and areas where boats, boat or utility trailers, motor homes, etc. may be parked or stored, if any) as designated, shall be subject to the exclusive control and management of the DECLARANT, and a reasonable fee may be charged for any parking or storage provided. A charge of twenty dollars, ($20.00), per day will be assessed for each parking violation incurred. ARTICLE IV COVENANT FOR MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENTS SECTION 4.1 CREATION OF THE LIEN AND PERSONAL OBLIGATION OF ASSESSMENTS Each OWNER of any lot by acceptance of a Deed therefore, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such Deed, is deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the DECLARANT: (a) annual assessments or charges which shall be payable monthly; and (b) special assessments for capital improvements, such assessments to be established and collected as hereinafter provided. The annual and special assessments, together with interest, costs and reasonable attorney fees, shall be a lien on the OWNER’S lot and shall be a continuing lien upon the OWNER’S lot against which such assessment is made. Each such assessment, together with interest, costs and reasonable attorney fees, shall also be the personal obligation of the person who was the OWNER of such property at the time the assessment was levied. SECTION 4.2 PURPOSE OF ASSESSMENT The assessments levied by the DECLARANT shall be used to promote the recreation, health, safety and welfare of the Common Area, and maintain the lights, streets, curbs, sidewalks, esplanades, golf course and similar facilities that service the properties. SECTION 4.3 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT Annual assessment shall be $300.00 payable $25.00 per month. The annual assessment may be increased each year by not more than $45.00 per year. Any such possible increases in assessments shall be non-cumulative. In any year following a year when there has been no increase, the assessment may not be increased by more than $45.00. SECTION 4.4 SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS In addition to the annual assessments authorized above, the DECLARANT may levy, in any assessment year, a special assessment applicable to that year only for the purpose of defraying, in whole or in part, the cost of any construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of a capital improvement upon the Common Area, including fixtures, or for the construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of any portion of the water system or for the construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of streets, sidewalks, curbs and esplanades serving the properties, provided that any such assessment shall have the written consent of fifty-one (51%) of the OWNERS. SECTION 4.5 UNIFORM RATE OF ASSESSMENT Both annual and special assessments must be at a uniform rate for all lots and may be paid on a monthly basis over a twelve (12) month period. SECTION 4.6 DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS - DUE DATES The annual assessments provided for herein shall commence as to all lots then forming a part of the Properties on the first day of the month next following the conveyance of a lot to an OWNER. The DECLARANT shall fix the amount of the annual assessment against each lot at least thirty (30) days in advance of each annual assessment period. Written notice of any change in the annual assessment shall be sent to every OWNER subject thereto. The due dates shall be the first (1st) day of each month. The DECLARANT shall, upon demand, and for reasonable charge, furnish a certificate signed by a representative of the DECLARANT setting forth whether the assessments on a specified lot have been paid. SECTION 4.7 EFFECT OF NON-PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS-REMEDIES OF THE DECLARANT Any assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum. DECLARANT shall have a lien for the delinquent assessment and the DECLARANT may bring an action at law against the OWNER obligated to pay the same, or foreclose the lien against the property. Each such OWNER, by his acceptance of a Deed to a lot, hereby expressly vests in the DECLARANT, or its agents, the right and power to bring all actions against such OWNER for the collection of such charges as a debt and to enforce the aforesaid lien by all methods available for the enforcement of such liens including non-judicial foreclosure as provided under Section 51.002 of the Property Code of the State of Texas. Each such OWNER designates the President of the DECLARANT, or the party he shall designate in writing, as trustee, hereby granting to said President, or his duly appointed designee, Trustee, a Power of Sale in connection with said lien. The lien provided for in this Section shall be in favor of the DECLARANT. No OWNER may waive or otherwise escape liability for the assessments provided for herein by non-use of the Common Area or abandonment of his lot. SECTION 4.8 SUBORDINATION OF THE LIEN TO PURCHASE MONEY LIENS The lien for the assessment provided for herein shall be subordinate to any purchase money liens. Sale or transfer of any lot shall not affect the assessment lien. SECTION 4.9 INSURANCE DECLARANT has and will continue to carry blanket property replacement cost insurance to insure the buildings and structures in the Common Area and the DECLARANT against risks and loss or damage by fire and other hazards as are covered under standard extended coverage provisions, and said insurance shall include coverage against vandalism. DECLARANT has and will continue to carry comprehensive public liability insurance in such limits as it shall deem desirable, insuring the DECLARANT, agents and employees and each OWNER, from and against liability in connection with the Common Area. Each OWNER shall be responsible, at his own expense and cost, for his own personal insurance on the Modular Home, Mobile Home, Frame Home or RV, and contents therein, garage and his additions and improvements thereto, including decorations, furnishings, and personal property therein, and his personal property stored elsewhere on the Properties, and for his personal liability. ARTICLE V ​ ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE The Architectural Control Committee shall consist of three (3) members to be appointed by the Board of Directors and two (2) alternates, to be appointed by the Architectural Control Committee and approved by the Board of Directors, for a term of two (2) years. Their duties and responsibilities will be to see that all improvements and buildings in the subdivision are in accordance with the codes and restrictions of the Covenants. Any lot owner desiring to place improvements upon lots, covered by this Declaration, shall submit plans, specifications and detailed descriptions of the location of such proposed improvements and their method of installation (plans), along with the name of the contractor or company (if any) making these improvements, to the Architectural Control Committee for their written approval, and obtain the required City Building Permit before any such improvements may be started. THE ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE BUILDING CONDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENT REGULATIONS attached as EXHIBIT “B” hereto shall be and become a part hereof with full force and effect. The Architectural Control Committee shall be required to meet once each month, or as often as necessary, to adequately take care of any pending business that should require their approval. It takes a minimum of three (3) members of the Architectural Control Committee to approve any and all plans or requests received. In the absence of three (3) members of the Architectural Control Committee needed to authorize or approve any improvements or changes, S.E.P.O. Board Members may act in their stead. It will be the responsibility of the Chairman of the Architectural Control Committee to furnish the S.E.P.O. Board President an up-to-date report each month of all business before the Architectural Control Committee since the last S.E.P.O. board meeting. ARTICLE VI ​ USE RESTRICTIONS The lots and Common Area shall be occupied and used as follows: SECTION 6.1 SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL USE Owners intend to operate the properties as housing for persons 55 years of age or older. Therefore, each occupied residence in the subdivision shall be occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older. A resident whose spouse has died, however, may continue to reside in the subdivision even though he or she is not 55 years of age. Any person acquiring an interest through inheritance must be 55 years of age or older to reside in the property. Anyone planning to reside in any property located within the subdivision must provide proof of age that will be kept on file in the business office of SEPO. No one under the age of 18 years shall be allowed to reside in any residence located within the subdivision. This shall include children born to or adopted by residents. Residency shall be deemed to be occupancy of a property in excess of one (1) month. No Owner shall occupy or use his lot, home, or outbuildings, or permit the same or any part thereof to be occupied or used for any purpose other than as a private residence for the Owner, his/her family, guests or tenants. SECTION 6.2 MINIMUM SIZE, AGE, ETC. Upon any change in ownership as recorded in the Official Records of Cameron County, Texas, as to lots 20 through 31, inclusive in Block B, and lots numbered 1 through 9 inclusive, Block D, when any of these properties are sold, the new recorded owner will be governed by the restrictions in place under SECTION 6.2 OF ARTICLE VI. Only new mobile homes may be placed on any lot. No single-wide mobile home having a width of less than fourteen feet (14’), nor a length less than forty-four feet (44’), nor a double-wide mobile home having a width of less than twenty-four feet (24’), nor a length less than thirty-six feet (36’), exclusive of open porches, breezeways, carport and garages, shall be erected, placed or maintained on a lot. No more than one home shall be placed on any one lot. No structures of any kind may be placed or commenced on any lot without the prior approval, in writing, of the Architectural Control Committee. All structures located on lots 40’ x 60’ must have at least 560 square feet of livable floor space. All structures located on lots 50’ x 80’, or larger, must have a minimum of 728 square feet of livable floor space. Any exception to these requirements must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee and the S.E.P.O Board of Directors. All mobile homes shall be tied down and have skirting installed within ninety (90) days of being placed on a lot, and the bottom edge of the home must be no higher than twenty-four inches (24”) above ground at the highest point, nor closer than twelve inches (12”) above the curb lines. The owner must keep in good condition and repair, all structures located on his lot at all times. Failure to do so will be regarded as a direct violation of these covenants. SECTION 6.3 TEMPORARY STRUCTURES No structures of a temporary character, basement, tent, shack, barn, servants’ quarters or other outbuildings shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence, either temporarily or permanently. SECTION 6.4 STORAGE No boat, boat or utility trailer, recreational equipment (with the exception of golf carts), or heavy equipment shall be stored on any lot, unless same is contained within the confines of a closed storage structure. An RV may be parked on any street, no closer than fifty (50) feet to an intersection, when possible, or on a driveway for the purpose of loading, unloading, and service for a period of up to three (3) days. An extension of parking time may be submitted in writing to S.E.P.O for approval. SECTION 6.5 PLACEMENT No Home, RV, permanent structure or outbuildings shall be located on any lot nearer than ten feet (10’) to any side street property line or nearer than five feet (5’) to an interior property line or nearer than five feet (5’) to the rear property line. SECTON 6.6 OFF STREET PARKING Each OWNER shall within ninety (90) days or upon actual occupancy of the subject lot, whichever date occurs first after a Home or RV is placed on a lot, provide concrete driveway and parking facilities for off-street parking. SECTION 6.7 NUISANCES No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot or the Common Area, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the other OWNERS. No firearms (including BB guns or air guns) shall be discharged, no repair work, dismantling or assembling of motor vehicles, boats, trailers, or any other machinery or equipment shall be permitted in any street, driveway or yard adjacent to a street, or in the Common Area. Light tune-ups or “tinkering” is permitted on OWNER’S driveway, if not objectionable to neighbors. With the exception of those lots on which Rvs are allowed, and with the exception for use with gas grills, no propane shall be permitted within the Properties. SECTION 6.8 SIGNS In the event an owner elects to offer his/her property for sale or rent, it is permissible to place one sign at the front of his/her property, and also to place one sign at the rear of his/her property. These signs can be either single sided or two sided signs, but no larger than one hundred forty-four (144) square inches in size. Any sign not meeting these requirements will be regarded as being in violation of these Covenants, and the property owner will be required to remove the sign or signs. SECTION 6.9 OIL AND MINING OPERATIONS No gas or oil drilling, gas or oil development operations, oil refining, quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, nor shall oil wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts be permitted upon or in any lot. SECTION 6.10 PETS No more than two (2) dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept and in no event shall they become a nuisance. All pets are to be maintained and controlled as outlined in rules published by DECLARANT. All pets must be kept on a leash when not confined to OWNERS’ lot. SECTION 6.11 OBSTRUCTION OF SIGHT LINES No fence, wall, or hedge shall be built or maintained nearer than ten feet (10’) to the front curb line of any lot or side curb line on corner lots. An exception shall be made in the case of retaining walls of not over twelve inches (12”) above the ground. No fence, wall or hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight line shall be placed or permitted to remain on any corner lot. All fences shall be approved by the Architectural Control Committee prior to construction. SECTION 6.12 OWNER’S MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT & UTILITY LINES The OWNER shall maintain and keep in repair the following equipment and utility lines located outside his/her Home or RV and situated on OWNER’S Lot. (a) all sanitary sewer lines and connections, and all electrical power service line and conductors (b) waterlines (c ) electrical breakers (d) natural gas fuel lines SECTION 6.13 OWNER’S MAINTENANCE OF YARD The OWNER shall keep and maintain his/her yard in good condition and will keep the grass cut and not allow an excessive amount of weeds or undergrowth to grow on the lot. In the event the OWNER should fail to keep this condition and covenant, the DECLARANT is hereby authorized to have the grass cut on the OWNER’S lot and the OWNER agrees to reimburse the DECLARANT for the cost thereof. SECTION 6.14 INFRINGEMENT An OWNER shall do no act nor work that will impair the structural soundness or integrity of another Home or RV, or impair any easement nor do any act nor allow any condition to exist which will adversely affect the OWNERS of other Homes or Rvs. ARTICLE VII EASEMENTS SECTION 7.1 CONSTRUCTION Each Lot and the Common Area shall be subject to an easement for encroachments created by construction, settling and overhangs of existing utility lines, streets, common area improvements and the like, as designed or constructed by the DECLARANT. A valid easement for said encroachments and for the maintenance of the same as long as it stands, shall and does exist. ARTICLE VIII MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTIES SECTION 8.1 DECLARANT shall have responsibility and authorization to prescribe Rules and Regulations covering the use of the Common Areas, streets, utilities and any other portions of the properties and to collect fees and fix assessments. All rules and regulations prescribed shall be mailed or hand delivered to OWNERS. SECTION 8.2 The golf course shall continue to be operated as such unless ninety percent (90%) of lot OWNERS vote to discontinue it. SECTION 8.3 THE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION shall consist of a Nonprofit corporation which shall be formed according to corporate bylaws and regulations to be adopted by a majority of the lot OWNERS with the OWNER or OWNERS entitled to one (l) vote for each lot owned. ARTICLE IX GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 9.1 ENFORCEMENT The DECLARANT or any OWNER shall have the right to enforce, by a proceeding at law or in equity, all restrictions, conditions, covenants, reservations, liens and changes now or thereafter imposed by the provisions of this Declaration. Failure by the DECLARANT or any OWNER to enforce any covenant or restriction herein contained shall in no effect be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter. SECTION 9.2 SEVERABILITY Invalidation of any one of these covenants or restrictions by judgment or Court Order shall in no way affect any other provision which shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 9.3 AMENDMENT The covenants and restrictions of this Declaration shall run with and bind the land for a term of twenty (20) years from the date this instrument is RECORDED in the Volume and page of the named RECORDS of Cameron County, Texas. This DECLARATION may be amended by an instrument approved by a vote of the OWNERS of not less than sixty-six percent (66%) of the lots owned by OWNERS, with each OWNER entitled to one (1) vote for each lot owned. Any amendment must be recorded in the Official Records of Cameron County, Texas, before such amendment shall have any force and effect. The term of said declaration and the amendments thereto shall be extended for an additional 20 years, to expire on January 8, 2041. Print This Document EXHIBIT “A” TRACT 1 SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNIT 1, according to map recorded in Cabinet 1, Page 24-B of the Map Records of Cameron County, Texas, save and except that port of BB which; is greater than 12 feet from the South edge of Texas Avenue. TRACT 11 SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNIT 2, according to map recorded in Cabinet 1, Page 310-A of the Map Records of Cameron County, Texas. TRACT III SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNIT 3, according to map recorded in Cabinet 1, page 484-A of the Map Records of Cameron County, Texas. TRACT IV SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 25 THROUGH 27 AND LOTS 29 THROUGH 34, Block “A” AND LOTS 3 THROUGH 8, BLOCK “G”, Sunshine Country Club Estates, Recorded in Cabinet 1, slot 902-A of the Map Records of Cameron County, Texas. ​ EXHIBIT “B” 2016 ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE Building Conditions and Improvement Regulations Article V of The Extension and Amendment Of The Declaration Of Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions Of Sunshine Country Club Estates Units 1, 2, 3, Cameron County, Texas “A Senior Housing Community” in essence states………Any lot owner desiring to build or improve upon lots covered by said Amended Declaration of Covenants shall submit plans, specifications and detailed description of the location of such proposed improvements and the method of installation (plans) to the Architectural Control Committee. No work shall be commenced until such time as such approval in writing is obtained . Plans shall be approved by no less than three (3) members of the Architectural Control Committee. The Architectural Control Committee has been charged with the authority and duty to approve only such plans that meet the requirements and maintain the dignity and decorum of the lot owners and residents of Sunshine Country Club Estates. To better understand and clarify these requirements, the following regulations have been adopted by the Architectural Control Committee: Plans shall contain specifications showing nature, kind, shape, height, materials, color and location of building or improvements and shall be submitted on the form provided.Any proposed change of existing outside color schemes must be approved in advance, prior to beginning such work. All permanent structures or outbuildings shall be ten (10) feet back from front and side streets and five (5) feet from interior or rear property lines. All buildings and improvements shall be single story and nine (9) feet to the top of the plate shall be the maximum.The structure shall be no more than thirty (30) feet from the ground at its highest peak. Homes shall have a gabled or hip roof with a 4-12 maximum roof pitch.The use of any material other than composition shingles on roofs must have the approval of the Architectural Control Committee.Steel roofs are allowed but must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee and must be constructed by a professional installer. Any eave overhang shall be limited to 18 inches over setback. Only new mobile homes may be placed on a lot. Only one home shall be placed on any one lot. No single wide mobile home having a width of less than fourteen (14) feet, nor a length of less than forty-four (44) feet shall be placed on a lot. No double wide mobile home having a width of less than twenty-four (24) feet, nor a length of less than thirty-six (36) feet shall be placed on a lot. Homes located on lots 40 feet by 60 feet or smaller must have at least 560 square feet of livable floor space. Homes located on lots 50 feet by 80 feet or larger must have a minimum of 728 square feet of livable floor space. The bottom edge of mobile homes shall be no higher than twenty-four (24) inches above ground at the highest point, nor lower than twelve (12) inches above curb top. Custom homes and mobile homes must be enclosed from bottom of home to ground within ninety days after home is placed on lot. No structures of a temporary character, basement, tent, shack, barn, servants' quarters or other outbuildings shall be used on any lot at any time as living quarters. Each owner shall, within ninety days after a home is placed on a lot and occupied, provide concrete parking facilities for off-street parking for owner’s vehicles. No fence, wall or hedge shall be built or maintained nearer than ten (10) feet to the front curb line of any lot, or side curb line on corner lots.An exception shall be retaining walls of not over twelve inches above the ground. No fence, wall or hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight lines shall be placed or permitted on corner lots. All fences shall be approved prior to construction. No lot owner shall impair any easement.No fences, walls or improvements shall be built or constructed on any easement.Sidewalks, patios or landscaping constructed on easements must have Architectural Control Committee approval prior to construction.If concrete patios or sidewalks are approved, the lot owner shall assume liability for the cost of removing the concrete when necessary to repair, remove or install any electric, water or communication lines or cables.This liability shall be passed on and assumed by any future owners for as long as it exists.To avoid this problem, the lot owner is urged to use patio blocks or bricks that are easily removed.Lots on the perimeter of the Estates are required to stay back six (6) inches from rear lot line to allow for any future fencing. Residential storage buildings must be attached to the home and have the same siding as on the home. Owners of homes on lots contiguous to the golf course that have St. Augustine or Floratam grass must keep their grass from creeping onto the golf course.This may be accomplished by setting a one inch by eight inch board on its edge which is six inches deep into the soil on the lot line, then nailing a decorative log on the inside of the one by eight board.Other grass control methods may be used if submitted and approved prior to installation. For orderly and safe arrangement of storage buildings in the RV Storage Area, the maximum size of the building shall be no larger than ten (10) feet by ten (10) feet and side walls a maximum height of eight (8) feet and from the skid deck to the peak must be no more than twelve (12) feet.They must have a gable roof with no more than 5 on 12 pitch, painted or color fast sheet metal sidewalls, a sheet metal or asphalt shingle roof, wood floor on skids, 2” x 4” frame.Color must be earth tones of tan, brown or gray (Chaparral or Morgan Style Prefabs are acceptable).There must be at least two tie downs on opposite corners of the skids of driven reinforcing steel rod or screw type 36” in length.Buildings must be at least five feet from the rear line and there must be sufficient walk space between the buildings. Any lot owner may request a variance to the rules and regulations contained herein.Such request must be made in writing to the Architectural Control Committee and will be reviewed by the Committee for a decision. Any lot owner wishing to appeal a decision of the Architectural Control Committee must request, in writing, a hearing before the full Architectural Control Committee.Further appeal must be in writing to the Board of Directors of Sunshine Estates Property Owners.Any decision made upon hearing the appeal by the Board of Directors shall be final. Any action of noncompliance to these Building Conditions and Improvement Regulations shall be submitted to the Board of Directors by the Architectural Control Committee setting forth the violation with at least three signatures of the Committee.The Board of Directors will review and take necessary action. These Guidelines shall be and become a part of the Extension and Amendment Of The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions Of Sunshine Country Club Estates Units 1,2,3, Cameron County, Texas “A Senior Housing Community” and may be amended in accordance with SECTION 9.3 thereof. Back to Top

  • SEPO Rules | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO Rules Click on the links below to view/print the documents. Covenants ​ Covenants (Exhibit B: Architectural Control Committee) ​ Bylaws ​ Policies & Procedures ​ Sunshine Country Club Estates, Inc. Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Non-compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule ​ ​ *************** Rules Amendments Proposed for 2022 Vote ​

  • Birding & Nature Club | Sunshine Estates

    Birding & Nature Club Contact: Tom Stone Meets: 1st Monday each Month @ 7 PM (Nov - March) Location: Library Details: Do you have an interest in nature (expertise not required)? The Sunshine Birding and Nature Club is open to all residents of our community. We typically host a community-wide potluck and bring in a featured speaker for a very enlightening program in January. Watch for notices to be in the Sunshine Newsletter and SEPO E-mails for more information closer to that time. Later in the spring we try to have a field trip related to the program, which is also open to the community to participate. Some past trips have included; Port Aransas to see the whooping cranes, South Padre Island Birding boat tours, Laguna Atascosa tour, the Turtle center and the National Birding center. Occasionally a birding walk through our community is hosted by someone with experience in identifying birds. Watch the Sunshine Newsletter and SEPO E-Mails for announcements. Background on the Club: The Birding and Nature Club is an offshoot from the volunteers who cleared the area along Texas avenue after hurricane Dolly (July 2008). Prior to hurricane Dolly the brush and trees grew up all the way to the chain link fence in the area past the front gate. Further the swamp and bushes grew up along much of Texas avenue to your left as you drive into our neighborhood. After hurricane Dolly the residents / volunteers decided to clean up the area significantly. Besides clearing the area of brush and broken trees they also raised the money to plant 56 new trees. Those same volunteers built and funded the pergola, the gazebo and the park benches that you now see and enjoy. As you look at the gazebo you will notice that there are a group of panels below the railing. All of the birds shown in those panels have been seen in our Sunshine swamp. Tap HERE for Meeting Minutes Tap the timeframe you are interest in for Activities: Additional Details . 2022 (Summer) 2021-2022 (Winter) 2021 (Summer) 2020-2021 (Winter) 2020 (Summer) 2019-2020 (Winter) 2019 (Summer) Other Info Sent 2022-06-05: Killdeer nest - I came across a Killdeer nest along the west fence in the storage area and put a block on either side to mark location. Parents back in attendance after blocking so no interruptions. Donn Perkins Newsletter 2022-02: The Sunshine Birding and Nature Club will meet in the library at 7:00pm on Monday, February 7, 2022. All are invited. We will be discussing the rescheduled field trip and planting trees. Questions? Text Debi Warner at 956-357-8999. ​ Sent via SEPO E-News E-Mail 2021-08-29: Blackie has come back - We are in luck. An old friend has decided to come back and visit our neighborhood. Blackie has been seen a few times around the neighborhood recently and we haven't seen blackie for some time. That's really unfortunate because blackie is perhaps one of the best friends in nature that we can have. Blackie is officially known as a Texas indigo snake. Now you are probably repulsed by the idea of a snake being our best friend. But do not fear but rarher respect blackie because blackie eats other snakes, poisonous ones as well as a wide variety of other small creatures. Blackie is neither poisonous nor aggressive but really a very placid creature. Blackie is the subject of a Texas Parks and Wildlife brochure from which I will share some excerpts with you. _____ https://tpwmagazine.com/archive/2015/mar/scout5_wildthing_indigo/ "Indigo snakes are big snakes. Most adult indigo snakes grow to between 5½ and 6½ feet in length. The longest recorded indigo snake was nearly 8½ feet long. Texas indigo snakes are diurnal predators, meaning they are active during the day. They will eat almost any vertebrate animal they can subdue with their strong jaws, including toads, frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles, birds, small mammals and other snakes. One specimen was found with three mice, two Mexican burrowing toads and two juvenile snapping turtles in its stomach. They are also known to eat rattlesnakes and copperheads , which can be three to four times heavier than an indigo snake. “It’s a gorgeous snake, and it’s not aggressive,” says Andy Gluesenkamp, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department herpetologist. “If you’re nice to the snake, it’ll give you a chance to look at it.” Texas indigo snakes are listed by the state as a threatened species, and because of its protected status, it is illegal to harm, kill, collect or sell Texas indigo snakes. The Texas indigo snake is revered in South Texas, where many ranchers are aware of its propensity for eating predatory rattlesnakes. Ranchers have a fondness for the Texas indigo snake,” Gluesenkamp says. “It’s a true South Texan snake: charismatic, big and tough.” ____ So - since we have seen Blackie around the Estates lately, I would ask you to "just let it be" if you see it. It is your friend, even if it is a snake. Take Care Pat Harvey Birding and Nature Club ****************************** From: SEPO Community Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 6:40 PM To: sepoenews@gmail.com Subject: Birding and Nature Birding and Nature Club will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the gazebo on Texas Avenue. Please, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wear your name tag. You may remain in your golf cart, if your prefer. A microphone will be used. Business to be discussed includes appointment of two officers, Christmas Bird Count, and plans for 2021. This group is open to anyone in Sunshine who enjoys birds and nature. No expertise is necessary. After the business meeting, we will stroll through the Texas Avenue area discussing whatever birds and vegetation we encounter. Perhaps, a brief history of the part the Birding and Nature Group played in the creation of this area will be given. Newcomers are always welcome. See you there. Jean Burgoine ****************************** From: SEPO Community Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:13 AM To: sepoenews@gmail.com Subject: Birding and Nature Enthusiasts The Birding and Nature Enthusiasts will hold their monthly meeting in the library on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Items on the agenda include our February field trip and the upkeep of the Texas Avenue area. The fountain in the butterfly garden needs attention. See you at the meeting. Jean Burgoine ****************************** From: SEPO Community Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:28 PM To: sepoenews@gmail.com Subject: Texas Master Naturalist Joyce Hamilton of the Texas Master Naturalists will be giving a “BIRDS OF THE VALLEY/SPI” presentation on Thursday, March 7th, at 2 pm in Lakeside Main Room. Residents of SCCE are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Questions can be directed to Ralph Peterson. ****************************** From: SEPO Community Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:25 PM To: sepoenews@gmail.com Subject: Monarch Butterflies In our new Butterfly Garden at the former log site the Birding and Nature Club planted native milkweed. The photos, displayed below show Monarch caterpillars which have been feeding on the plants. If left alone by people and birds they will become Monarch Butterflies! Hurray! Mark Warner ​ Back to Top

  • Club/Committee (2022 Summer) | Sunshine Estates

    Clubs & Committees (2022 Summer) Additional Details CANCELLED Birding and Nature Club Bird Walk (Apr 12, 2022) ​ Sent 2022-04-13: Bird Walk Cancelled - The last Bird Walk of the season that was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30PM has been cancelled. Bill Peterson ​ Sent 2022-04-11: Bird Walk - The last Bird Walk of the season will be Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30PM. We will meet at the Gazebo to see if there are any migrants around. Please bring binos if you have them. We will use the scopes at the lake. Golf carts are welcome for those who can't walk. Debi Warner *************** ONGOING Rock Painting ( Pictures from these sessions can be found HERE .) ​ Sent 2022-05-27: 2022 Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting dates w/updates - I contacted the SEPO Office and changed two dates for the Rock Painting Club. An "*" before the dates below indicate where I moved the Rock Painting to the following Monday (for July 4th and Labor Day holidays. This denotes the change from the 1st week to the 2nd week of those two months where there are holidays on the 1st Monday. Note: my original suggestion only listed dates in May 2022. I overlooked the need to extend our meeting dates to the end of the year. Club meeting dates are: May 23rd June 6th & 27th *July 11th & 25th Aug 1st & 22nd *Sept 12th & 26th Oct 3rd & 24th Nov 7th & 28th Dec 5th & 26th We will determine 2023 dates later. Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-05-01: Update on Sunshine Rock Painting Dates - Yes, We are continuing our Sunshine Rock Painting! Thank you ALL for your interest and support! There are lots of pictures from our first class posted on the Sunshine Web site HERE . Next Rock Painting date is Monday, May 2nd, 2022 in Retzlaff Hall. - THIS COMING MONDAY! 1 to 3 pm. (NOTE - CHANGE IN TIME FROM LAST WEDNESDAY!) On Monday we will demonstrate Puffy Paint painted rocks!! It is so much fun! We will discuss painting supplies, how we will fund the supplies in the future, and attendees. From thereafter, we will meet each month on 1st and 4th Monday, 1 to 3 pm. Any questions, karrenaamos@gmail.com Phone 309-781-3479 ​ Sent 2022-04-19: ROCK PAINTING at SUNSHINE - First session is scheduled - It's approved, we're having our first ROCK PAINTING get-together April 27, 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Retzlaff Hall. For this first session, ALL painting supplies (and the rocks) will be provided. If you haven't already signed up in the Library, please send me an email at karrenaamos@gmail.com , or call me at 309-781-3479. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested and doesn't have an e-mail address on file in the SEPO Office. Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-04-12: ROCK PAINTING at Sunshine! - TO all: I am trying to see if there's any interest in ROCK PAINTING at Sunshine! It would be a good hobby during very hot periods of time. You do not have to have any previous rock painting, or any painting talent at all. Have you noticed painted rocks by the mailbox entry? I left them for anyone that would want them. They are always gone the next time I go check our mail, and leave another rock. I've received feedback for a couple of the rocks I left there. One is on its' way to WI by a Sunshine resident. If you are interested, please let me know by contacting me per my information below. Depending on interest, or not, I will be providing further details on how this would work. Best days, times, etc. Those that are interested could go to FB Harlingen Rocks to get a glimpse of "painted rocks"! Anyone could enjoy this activity with no previous painting or art experience. Karren Amos ph 309-781-3479 email karrenaamos@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you soon. Back to Top

  • 2011-2015 | Sunshine Estates

    In Memoriam (2011-2015) If a name is underlined click on it to see the Obituary. 2015 Deceased ​ Quentin Youngland - Nov 10 Judy Wiemann - Nov 8 Dick Acquard - Oct 11 Back To In Memoriam Page

  • 2022-05 E-Mails | Sunshine Estates

    S EPO Community E-Mails: May 2022 Sent 2022-05-31: IN PROCESS: Mosquito Spraying - Today, Tuesday, we are spraying the golf course and a portion of Texas Ave for mosquitos. Please be aware with regards to yourselves and your pets. Any lingering effects should dissipate by this evening. Thanks for your understanding. - Randy Davis SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-05-27: Memorial Day potluck/picnic - I am proud to announce that Spencer Smith, Sgt. Army retired will present a short service in recognition of all who gave their ultimate for our country. About 5pm please join us in this remembrance. Cathy ​ Sent 2022-05-27: 2022 Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting dates w/updates - I contacted the SEPO Office and changed two dates for the Rock Painting Club. An "*" before the dates below indicate where I moved the Rock Painting to the following Monday (for July 4th and Labor Day holidays. This denotes the change from the 1st week to the 2nd week of those two months where there are holidays on the 1st Monday. Note: my original suggestion only listed dates in May 2022. I overlooked the need to extend our meeting dates to the end of the year. Club meeting dates are: May 23rd June 6th & 27th *July 11th & 25th Aug 1st & 22nd *Sept 12th & 26th Oct 3rd & 24th Nov 7th & 28th Dec 5th & 26th We will determine 2023 dates later. Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-05-26: UPDATE: Men's Golf League - Rescheduled Date - Due to the rainout of the Men's Golf League this past Tuesday (May 24), I have reserved the golf course, via the SEPO Office, for this Fri (May 27) from 8 am to 12 pm as a makeup day. - Rocky Lockwood (by Beth Parrish) ​ Sent 2022-05-26: Memorial Day potluck picnic - Slight change of plans for our Memorial Day potluck and picnic. After an informal survey I have decided not to collect money and worry about getting enough food to cook on the grills. Instead, I’m asking you (if you want to) cook an extra hotdog or hamburger or piece of chicken to share as your dish to pass. We will still bring a salad, dessert or appetizer to share. Looks like it will be hot so games indoors will be popular. We will have corn hole, Jenga and ring toss. We could use another corn hole set if anyone would loan us one for the day. Contact me if you would let us borrow yours. Hope to see everyone on Monday starting 4ish and eat at around 5. - Cathy Richmond (303)990-2730 ​ Sent 2022-05-19: Calling All Dogs and Cats - Hi Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting around 12:30 or 1:00. 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 2022-05-17: SEPO: April 2022 Financials - The April 2022 Financials are posted on the website HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. Mark Owen SEPO Treasurer Sent 2022-05-10: Memorial Day potluck - We are calling this potluck a Memorial Day picnic! We will get the grills out and you can cook whatever you want. We will also cook you a hamburger or hotdog for $5. Bring a salad, dessert or appetizer. After the potluck we will play games inside and outside! We will have corn hole, ring toss, shuffleboard and many other games. I will put a virtual ticket box in the library for those who want us to cook for them. Cathy Richmond Sent 2022-05-09: Golf Course Maintenance - Starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Friday, we will be aerating the greens on the golf course. The course will remain open but putting will be very difficult. If you choose to play, please be aware of our maintenance crew as they work. Thank you for your understanding. - Randy Davis Golf Course Director ​ Sent 2022-05-08: Sunshine Rock Painting Club - The Board has, based on a SEPO Suggestion/Idea form submitted, approved the formation of a 'Sunshine Rock Painting Club'. Karren Amos is leading this club and she has already had a 'test run' of what the participation would be like. The community has been very enthusiastic. Beth Parrish (Web site manager), with input from Karren, has created a new Sunshine Web page for this club HERE , which contains all of the information you should need to start/continue participation in the club. It is under the 'Amenities' Tab and has been included in the Site Map page . This page will be updated ongoing based on contributions from Karren and the rest of the community. Please contact Karren ongoing concerning the club itself. Please contact Beth Parrish concerning the Web site. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-05-07: Women's Club Season Recap - Looking at this past season for Women's Club, there was a lot accomplished with help from all of our residents. Monthly events have grown, the number of people coming to those events are starting to grow as covid has calmed down a bit. Our breakfast group has come together as a mean breakfast making machine > it is just amazing the work they have done together. So many more events not named here that the residents have all enjoyed The funds raised has given us the ability to do some very good things for our community this season, just to name a few New LED Lights For Texas Street Repair of Pool Furniture Equipment for the pool and Water Aerobic classes Sending of cards > Get Well, Sympathy, Thank You, Many Others Contribution to Garden Club Fundraiser for our side our community > with great participation from our residents Loss Ball Pet Rescue This summer we still have Thursday evening Happy Hour. We just had a wonderful Mardi Gras party with much thanks to Randy and Pam Davis. And we are still trying to get game nights off the ground and setting up some more items that were brought up at our last informal summer activites lunch. I just want to say Thank You to every resident for your support of the Women's Club! Also if there are any suggestions you would like to make for us please let me know. Sincerely, Vicky LeRoy Krueger vickyleroy1954@gmail.com Text > 785-418-6208 Sent 2022-05-07: Table Tennis Club (any interest?) - It has come to my attention that we have some table tennis equipment available. In the past we have had a very good and competitive Table Tennis Club here in Sunshine. This email is for the purpose to see if there is still any interest in resuming or restarting this club. I think there is even some of the people from the past that may give some assistance and or knowledge in getting this started again (I don't have this on fact yet). I would be willing to facilitate putting this together (I do not have any interest in playing myself). This would be for all residents, year-round or not. So even if you are not here right now, please let me know you have an interest. Please just text or email. Vicky LeRoy Krueger 785-418-6208 vickyleroy1954@gmail.com ​ Sent 2022-05-07: UPDATE: Voting - Drainage District #5 - Greetings - For those that have not voted yet, tomorrow is the day. The location for our area is The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum, 2425 Boxwood Street. Please Vote. Concerned Sunshine resident, - Steve Lucero ​ Sent 2022-05-07: SEPO Attorney - Last week the SEPO Board provided the required 30 day notice to the law firm Ladd & Thigpen, P.C. to discharge representation of SEPO by this firm. Attorney Randell Friebele, located in Harlingen, TX, has agreed to continue as our legal counsel. He has served our corporation for many years. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-05-07: Doggy Dilemma - Dear Friends, This is my way of handling the dog poop situation. I hope it gives you a chuckle and then I hope everyone complies with it. And please note that this not only refers to both Dog Parks (in the Storage Lot and TX Ave). Dog excretions have been found in several other areas within the Sunshine Community. Please be respectful of your friends and neighbors and pick up after your animals. - Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Back to Top Sent 2022-05-05: PROCESS & FORM Updates: Architectural Control Committee (ACC) - The Board and the ACC have been working together to develop a 'generic' Permit Form for residents to display while work is being done at their home. These groups were prompted to look into this based on a SEPO Complaint received from a resident. The complaint was that they didn't want their personal information displayed on the permit form, which was, previous to these updates, simply a copy of the ACC Request Form. The SEPO Board will be 'completing' this SEPO Complaint per process based on these updates. ​ These updates to the ACC Request/Permit Forms and Process have been reviewed and approved by the ACC and they are currently in affect. The change has necessitated additional steps be performed by the SEPO Office and one additional step to be performed by the resident. The updated process is defined HERE . The updated Request Form (dated 05-01-2022) can be viewed/printed from HERE . An example of the new Permit Form can be viewed/print from HERE . All information pertaining to this change can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE . Questions? or Issues? Contact any member of the ACC . ​ Architectural Control Committee (e-mail created by SEPO Board Secretary) ​ Sent 2022-05-05: Policies & Procedures: Updates from Apr 21, 2022 Board Mtg - At the April 21, 2022 Board Meeting, the Board approved the updates below (highlighted in YELLOW ) to the SEPO Policies & Procedures. The updated P&P document is now on (and can be viewed/printed from) the Sunshine Web site HERE . These updates were made: On page 1 the following was inserted as Paragraph 3. SENIOR CITIZEN PROOF OF AGE Pursuant to SEPO Covenants, Article VI, Sec. 6.1 anyone planning to reside in any property located within the subdivision must provide proof of age that will be kept on file in the business office of SEPO. On page 1 the headings 'common area' and 'immediate family' were inserted. COMMON AREA The term ‘Common Area’ refers to …. IMMEDIATE FAMILY The Immediate Family is defined as … On page 7 Retzlaff Hall total capacity during Activities/Events was revised from 300 to 206 to be in compliance with Fire regulations. LOUNGE AND RETZLAFF HALL ….. Only 206 seated people are allowed in Retzlaff Hall at one time in compliance with the Harlingen Fire Code. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-05-04: PROCESS & FORM Updates: Activities/Meeting Room Request - The updates to the Activities/Meeting Room Request Form and Process have been reviewed and approved by the Board and they are currently in affect. The updated Request Form (version 3, dated 05-01-2022) can be viewed, along with all other information pertaining to this change on the Sunshine Web site HERE . Questions? or Issues? Contact the SEPO Board Secretary @ sepoboardbeth@gmail.com . SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-05-04: Board - Exec - Residents Mtgs Tabs on the Sunshine Web site - For those of you who have been relying on the Tab links on the Sunshine Web site to take you directly to the Notices/Agendas, Videos and Notes/Minutes from the various SEPO Board and Residents meetings, you will now need to go to the "Board/Residents Mtgs Legend ' page which will direct you to the time period and meeting type you are looking for. The direct Tab links to both the 'legend' and to the 'Summer 2022' Board mtgs and Exec Sessions are still visible under the main "News/Mtgs" tab. Please let me know if you have any issues or questions finding the meeting information you are seeking. Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-05-014: NOTES: SEPO Board Executive Session on April 21, 2022 - The 'Notes to the Community' from the April 21, 2022 Board Executive Session can be found HERE . The Notes can be viewed/printed directly from this HERE . Please call with any issues or questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-05-04: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Regular) Minutes, April 21, 2022 - The UNAPPROVED minutes from the April 21, 2022 Board Meeting (Regular), can be found HERE . The minutes can be viewed/printed directly from this HERE . Please call with any issues or questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-05-04: Cinco de Mayo Potluck - Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the first potluck of the summer in the hall this Thursday, May 5th starting at 4:30! Please bring your favorite dish and we will provide margaritas, ice tea, coffee music, and more! Don’t forget your name tags!😊 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Davis at 214-516-4844. ​ Sent 2022-05-02: URGENT & IMPORTANT: Voting - Drainage District #5 in process (get out and vote please) - Did you know that all of Sunshine Country Club Estates is located within the boundary of Drainage District #5? I didn't. For the first time in 29 years, we have the opportunity to elect our Drainage Commissioners. Prior to this election the seats were uncontested and no election was held. The Drainage District election is completely separate from the City of Harlingen election for commissioners, mayor and school board. I voted twice this week during early elections. I voted in the Harlingen election and, today I voted in the Drainage District election. Why should you care about this? The Drainage District is responsible for the upkeep of the canal behind Minnesota Street. If this canal does not drain, we get flooded during heavy rains. This is our opportunity to let the Drainage District know that the residents of Sunshine are very interested in what they do. This election is being held at the Drainage District office at 221 E. Filmore Street. The office is small. Go inside and ask to speak to someone from the Drainage District. Tell them you are from SCCE and tell them your concerns. Then vote. If enough of us do this, our concerns might be addressed. Directions to 221 E. Filmore Street: Head South on Commerce, like you are going to the recycling center or HEB. There is a Stripes gas station on the corner of Filmore. Turn right. Cross the RR tracks. The Drainage District office is immediately past the RR tracks on your right. Early voting; May 2 till 7 p.m. May 3 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regular voting: May 7 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm If you don't have a clue who to vote for, vote for the incumbents. Jerry Wade and Steve Jennings. Please, take the time to vote at the Drainage District. Express your concerns. Let them know that we are here. Sincerely, Jean Burgoine ​ Sent 2022-05-02: MARKET: Home for Sale - Please visit the Sunshine Market to view information about and pictures of my home that is For Sale. Phyllis Rash 317-727-1136 ​ Sent 2022-05-01: Update on Sunshine Rock Painting Dates - Yes, We are continuing our Sunshine Rock Painting! Thank you ALL for your interest and support! There are lots of pictures from our first class posted on the Sunshine Web site HERE . Next Rock Painting date is Monday, May 2nd, 2022 in Retzlaff Hall. - THIS COMING MONDAY! 1 to 3 pm. (NOTE - CHANGE IN TIME FROM LAST WEDNESDAY!) On Monday we will demonstrate Puffy Paint painted rocks!! It is so much fun! We will discuss painting supplies, how we will fund the supplies in the future, and attendees. From thereafter, we will meet each month on 1st and 4th Monday, 1 to 3 pm. Any questions, karrenaamos@gmail.com Phone 309-781-3479

  • 2021-12 E-Mails | Sunshine Estates

    S EPO Community E-Mails: December 2021 Sent 2021-12-31: UPDATED: SEPO Activities 2-Pager - I have just now updated the Web site with the latest SEPO Activities 2-Pager dated Dec 31, 2021 HERE . You can also view/print the document from HERE . Several great activities have been added since the last time this document was published. So put on your happy faces and get ready to join in the fun times in 2022. Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2021-12-31: Electric Motor knowledge needed - The woodshop has a large dust collector that has a 220volt single phase motor which is now blowing starter capacitors too often. If anyone here in SEPO has experience diagnosing this kind of problem, we would be most happy for you to look at our problem. Please contact either: Jack Berning - 419-738-1299 or Pat Harvey - 956-412-6132. Many Thanks Pat Harvey ​ Sent 2021-12-31: MARKET: For Sale - Sofa & Love Seat - Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to view details and pictures of a Sofa & Love Seat I have for sale. Terry DeBackere ​ Sent 2021-12-30: New Year's Day Event - Hey Everyone - We will be holding a community potluck brunch on Saturday, January 1, 2022 to step forward into the New Year! Doors will be open at 10 am for a half-hour social, and we'll eat at 10:30 am. Traditional dishes for breakfast are welcome, but you can bring anything you'd like. We provide the plates, napkins, etc. and we'll have coffee and tea available. Bring a mimosa or other beverages if you'd like. Come and join us on Saturday! Marian Young 719-468-4556 ​ Sent 2021-12-30: SEPO SUGGESTION/COMPLAINT: Feeding of Ducks on the Golf Course - Outcome - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion/Complaint concerning "Feeding of Ducks on the Golf Course". This Suggestion/Complaint was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. As stated in the minutes from that meeting (see below) the Board updated the SEPO "Policies & Procedures" to address this issue. ​ Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Feeding of Ducks on Golf Course: ​ ​DISCUSSION: Lenore read the following: Per TX Parks & Wildlife it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The Board agreed the community needs to be educated concerning this matter and there wasn’t a need to impose fees. We will put up signs – where TBD – and emphasize all of this in the next Sunshine Newsletter. AMENDED MOTION: Lenore moved and Beth seconded to update the Policies & Procedures with the following: GOLF COURSE “Feeding ducks on the golf course is prohibited.” Per the TX Parks & Wildlife, it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The feeding of birds can be permitted using feeders that contain food in a specific area. DISCUSSION: We continue to have resident turnover and there needs to be ongoing education. Beth suggested it be included in the new homeowner ‘Orientation’ materials. VOTE on Amended Motion: Beth, Lenore, Jean and Mark voted YES. Lyn voted NO. The motion passed. ​ The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-30: SEPO SUGGESTION: Vendor Program - Outcome - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion concerning the reinstatement of the Vendor Program. This suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. As stated in the minutes from that meeting (see below) the Board voted ‘not’ to reinstate this program. ​ Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Tony/Board – SEPO Suggestion from Resident: Reinstatement of Vendor Program We have not had this program for the past two years. The Board has not been made aware of any problems without it. The administration of this process is not easy. The Vendor Program was a process for identifying unmarked vehicles which were legitimate contractors hired by a resident to do work. This program had been in effect several years when a previous Board voted to dissolve it. Lenore has a protocol for the program. There was discussion on the inability to guarantee a vendor was displaying the proper credentials every time he entered the premises and how it is difficult for residents to ‘police’ it. It was proposed that everyone keep an eye on suspicious activity at their neighbors’ house and inform/question their neighbors of such. MOTION: Lyn moved and Mark seconded to ‘not’ reinstate the Vendor Program. VOTE: Beth, Mark, Lyn and Jean voted YES. Lenore voted NO. The motion passed. ​ The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-30: SEPO SUGGESTION: Do Not put up SEPO Christmas Decorations until after Thanksgiving - Outcome - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion of "Do Not put up SEPO Christmas Decorations until after Thanksgiving". This Suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. See the excerpt from that meeting's minutes: ​ Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: Differing Resident opinions on when to put up and light them – before or after Thanksgiving. MOTION: Lyn moved and Beth seconded that the Christmas lights on TX Ave be turned on no sooner than the Monday after Thanksgiving. VOTE: Beth, Mark, Lyn and Jean voted YES. Lenore voted NO. The motion passed. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-30: SEPO SUGGESTION: Clarify "When & Where" pets need to be on a Leash - Outcome - As part of the SEPO Suggestion process the Board adopted on July 20, 2021, we want to ensure the community is aware of the resolution of the SEPO Suggestion to "Clarify When & Where pets need to be on a leash". This Suggestion was an agenda item for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. At this meeting the Board clarified the - "Policies & Procedures" clearly state: All pets must be kept on leash when not on the owner’s property. "Covenants" also state: All pets must be kept on a leash when not confined to OWNERS’ lot. The Board will continue discussion on 'pets on leashes' as described in the excerpt from the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting minutes below. Excerpt from minutes for the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting: We received a SEPO ‘Question’ from a new resident asking where pets could be leash-free. Tony indicated it was defined in both the Covenants and the Policies & Procedures that, unless your pet is on your personal property, it must be on a leash. To not do so is a violation of our current governing rules. It would take a 66% vote to amend the Covenants. MOTION: Lyn moved and Mark seconded we put it on the ballot to do away with the leash law. In its place we create some sort of language stating the owner is responsible for their own pets. VOTE: The motion passed unanimously by all Board members present. The Board is considering this SEPO Suggestion COMPLETE and would like to thank the resident for their submission. ​ The results of SEPO Suggestions / Complaints / Ideas are also posted on the Sunshine Web site. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-29: Birding & Nature Club: Meeting Minutes from Nov & Dec 2021 - The minutes from the Nov & Dec 2021 Birding & Nature Club can be found on the Web site HERE . Bill Peterson ​ Sent 2021-12-29: MARKET: House for Sale - Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to see details about our Home for Sale - 4153 N MO. Fred & Sandy Lowe ​ Sent 2021-12-29: Documents to be reviewed during Special Board Meetings on Tuesday & Thursday, Jan 4 & Jan 6, 2022 @ 2:30 PM - Here are the links to the documents that will be discussed during the two special Board meetings on Jan 4 & Jan 6, 2022. Please remember, the documents at the links below have been worked on with our lawyer at the Law Firm LADD & THIGPEN, P.C. These documents were given to all Board members and the initial Review Committee after the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting. At these special meetings the Board will need to accept the proposed amendments to the SEPO Governing documents in order to put them on the ballot for a Vote in February. SEPO Covenants (in anticipation of SEPO vote in Feb 2022) are HERE . SEPO Bylaws (in anticipation of SEPO vote in Feb 2022) are HERE . SEPO Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Leasing and Occupancy of Units (in anticipation of implementation by the SEPO Board) are HERE . Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-29: SEPO Woman’s Club event - Breakfast Burritos The Women’s Club will be sponsoring a Saturday Breakfast in Retzlaff Hall on January 22nd from 7am – 9am. It will be a little different than past breakfasts. Our breakfast will feature Breakfast Burritos (a tortilla, with either bacon and egg or sausage and egg). Toppings of cheese, salsa, and jalapenos will be available. The burritos will be $3.00 each (or 2 for $5.00, no limit). Coffee, orange juice, and water will be available with purchase. Stay and eat with friends in the hall or out at the pavilion…or grab a few to go. Saturday Golf Scramblers, make sure and stop by before you tee off! For questions or info, contact Pam Davis at 214-516-4844 ​ Sent 2021-12-29: Broken Glass - There was broken glass all over the gazebo in the back dog park today! Could be very dangerous for the dogs. Please clean up after yourself if this happens. Cathy Richmond ​ Sent 2021-12-29: AGENDAS for Special Board Meetings on Tuesday & Thursday, Jan 4 & Jan 6, 2022 @ 2:30 PM - The agendas for the Jan 4 and Jan 6, 2022 Special Board meetings at 2:30 PM each day are on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed from here - Jan 4, 2022 & Jan 6, 2022 . The purpose of these meetings is: Discussion and Directions to Finalize drafts of: SEPO Covenants (in anticipation of SEPO vote in Feb 2022) SEPO Bylaws (in anticipation of SEPO vote in Feb 2022) SEPO Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Leasing and Occupancy of Units (in anticipation of implementation by the SEPO Board) Please let me know if you have any issues with retrieving these documents. Valerie will be posting these agendas outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2021-12-29: AGENDA for "Residents & Directors" Meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - Everyone is encouraged to attend, either in person in Retzlaff Hall or on Google Meet. The 2022 SEPO Board Candidates will be proposed to the Board, followed by Nominations from the Floor. The agenda for the Jan 6, 2022 "Residents & Directors" meeting at 1 PM is on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed from HERE . Please let me know if you have any issues with retrieving the document. Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-29: AGENDA for Residents Meeting, Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 @ 1 PM - The agenda for the Jan 4, 2022 SEPO Residents meeting at 1 PM CT is on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed from HERE . Please let me know if you have any issues with retrieving the document. If you are listed on the Agenda to provide an update concerning your SEPO Club, Committee or Event, and you WILL NOT be doing that in the meeting, please notify me (see contact info below) prior to the meeting. Remember, if you wish to speak at this meeting, please fill out a 'Request Form to Speak' and provide it to the Board Secretary prior to the start of the meeting. See instructions and form HERE . Valerie will be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the SEPO Mailboxes. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-27: UNAPPROVED: Women's Club Minutes from 2021-12-17 - The minutes below (along with the attachments), can be found on the Sunshine Web site under the Women's Club Meetings tab HERE or you can read the minutes only directly from HERE . Respectfully submitted, Glenda Wetherbee, Secretary ​ Sent 2021-12-27: SUNSHINE NEWSLETTER: Jan 2022 - I did not embed the Jan 2022 Newsletter into this e-mail due to the abundance of info in this one. Therefore, I encourage everyone to view the file from HERE (actual file) or HERE (Newsletter page). I will make sure there are printed copies in the office once Valerie returns from Holiday. Beth Parrish SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: (seponewsletter@gmail.com ) 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-27: SEPO Board Nomination Committee Candidate Announcement - The SEPO Board Nomination Committee, consisting of Cathy Richmond (Chairperson), Jerry Drost, Share Nelson, Kathleen Sunders and Nancy Steele, are pleased to submit the following Candidate names in alphabetic order for the 2022 election of the SEPO Board of Directors. All of the Candidates have been interviewed by one or more Nominating Committee members and were considered by this Committee for nomination based upon their responses to the questions asked of them. We are pleased to announce the SEPO Residents who met the requirements and are in good standing in the Sunshine Estates Community. We encourage the current Board of Directors to include their names in the 2022ballot. The Nominating Committee will make that motion during the January 2022 Board of Directors Nominations meeting. Randy Davis David Fleiner Mark Owen Tony Tramel This list of candidates is currently posted outside the SEPO Office. Please contact Cathy Richmond (Chairperson) with any questions. (303)990-2730 Sent 2021-12-27: PLEASE VERIFY DIRECTORY: Sunshine Renters - I know there's generally Renter Turnover at the end of the year. In an effort to keep the Web site up-to-date, would everyone please help me verify the accuracy of the Renters' Directory . It is as of this morning (Dec 27). Thanks for your rapid replies to this inquiry. Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2021-12-27: Christmas Potluck - Dear Friends, Just wanted to say Thanks to ALL who made this event happen - . We had fun, fellowship and food - what else does a human need? Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2021-12-24: CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Was Such Fun - Please take a little time out of your busy schedule and you go to this Web site page . Here you will see pictures and videos of what I'm talking about below. I'm sure I'm saying this, not only for myself, but for all of those here in Sunshine, especially those who had the wonderful Christmas Carolers sing to them last night in front of their homes - Thank You to Pam Lacy, the Christmas Carolers, Ron Clark in his sleigh, the Elves, those who came out of their homes to listen and anyone else involved in this event. From what I witnessed; a super fun time was had by all. Not only was everyone spreading cheer, but I was also told by a couple of residents that it was great being able to get out and see their friends and also meet some of the new residents they had not had a chance to mingle with to date. Thanks again Pam - YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Beth Parrish SEPO Communications ​ Sent 2021-12-24: VIDEOS: Karaoke Christmas Sing-A-Long - I wanted to give a personal shout-out of Thanks to Jerry Rash for hosting the Christmas Karaoke on Dec 22 in Retzlaff. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. You can view a couple very short clips HERE . Beth Parrish SEPO Communications ​ Sent 2021-12-24: Carolers - Thank you to Pam Lacy and all of the carolers that visited our house last evening. We enjoyed the Xmas music and the opportunity to see friends and newcomers that my physical problems have not permitted for almost two years. Merry Christmas to everyone! Warren Clark (for Grace, too) ​ Sent 2021-12-24: Tips for Safety during the Holidays - Here are some tips to help keep you safe throughout the holiday season (and also the rest of the year). Lenore Combs Neighborhood Watch Sent 2021-12-23: Annual Christmas Bird Count - The annual Christmas Bird Count for the Harlingen area will occur on Saturday, January 1st. Anyone interested in participating in the count should meet at the Gazebo on Texas Ave. at 7:30 Saturday morning to be assigned to a count group. Questions about the count can be addressed to Ralph Peterson at 607-590-0606. People who have bird feeders may also contribute by counting species and numbers that show up at the feeders during the count day. Sent 2021-12-23: FINAL REMINDER: JAN 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Dec 24, 2021 - FINAL REMINDER: If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Jan 2022 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on the 24th of the current month. 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 2021-12-22: Holiday SEPO Office Hours - Please note - The SEPO Office will be closed on the following days: Dec 24, 27, 28 & 31 and Jan 3 in order for the office manager to enjoy the holidays. See whiteboard on front of Office building for details concerning the rest of the staff. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-22: Happy Hour - Enjoy the Christmas Caroling on Thursday. Happy hour in the hall is canceled. Cathy Richmond ​ Sent 2021-12-21: MAIL ROOM: Packages are piling up - Wow. A record setting 37 packages were in the mail package room this morning. The postman must be making more than one package delivery run daily since it is so close to Christmas. Please come claim your packages as soon as possible because we are fearful of running out of space in that room. I'm sure more will be delivered today. Jean Burgoine ​ Sent 2021-12-21: GOLF: Annual Men’s Golf League Tournament - Please plan on the dates listed to play in the Men’s League annual tournament which is Feb 28 and Mar 1 2022. Any questions or concerns please call me at 360-481-0124. Thanks Rocky Lockwood ​ Sent 2021-12-21: GOLF: Men's League - different day & time this week - As previously sent, the Men's Golf League was not able to play this morning due to the wet conditions of the course. Therefore, we will be playing this week on Thursday, Dec 23, same times as normal. Closure of the golf course to open play during this timeframe (8 AM to Noon) has been approved by the Board Secretary - Beth Parrish. Rocky Lockwood ​ Sent 2021-12-21: GOLF: Men's League cancelled today - Men's Golf League is cancelled today due to wet course conditions. Rocky Lockwood ​ Sent 2021-12-21: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Regular) Minutes, December 14, 2021 - I tried for 30 minutes to put the SEPO Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Dec 14, 2021 directly into this e-mail. However, there was just way too many formatting issues with the sepoenews e-mail system to get it into a readable format. You can find them on the Web site HERE . Please let me know if you have any issues with viewing/printing the document from here. I hope you will take the time to read through them because there was a lot of discussion on a lot of topics and all of the updates made to the Policies & Procedures are explained with more detail. They are lengthy, but so was the meeting. Thank you. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-20: REMINDER: Karaoke Christmas Sing-A-Long - Retzlaff Hall, Wednesday, December 22, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be songs for everyone to sing, as well as individual singers. Everyone is welcome to sing. We will also have Root Beer floats available for a limited time. So come and enjoy some good sing-a-long and a treat. Thanks Jerry Rash ​ Sent 2021-12-20: Trailer in Storage Lot 109 does not belong there - Would the person(s) who parked their camper in Storage Lot 109 please remove it immediately. It is illegally parked in someone else's lot. Thank you. Lenore Combs SEPO Board Director ​ Sent 2021-12-20: CORRECTION: SEPO Policies & Procedures DOCUMENT Updated - This a follow-up to the e-mail I just sent about 'feeding the ducks on the golf course '. I have made a CORRECTION to the UPDATED Policies & Procedures document on the Web site. Please go HERE to view/print this corrected document. Please refer to the Dec 14, 2021 Board meeting (Regular) minutes, which will be published HERE in a couple of days for additional information regarding this item. Please discard the previous e-mail on this topic. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary ​ Sent 2021-12-20: CORRECTION: SEPO Policies & Procedures - Feeding Ducks n Golf Course - I have been informed by a very observant resident (thank you) that I inadvertently put the non-approved verbiage concerning 'feeding ducks on the Golf Course ' into the updated Policies & Procedures earlier this morning. I have corrected it below and also corrected the Policies & Procedures document on the Web site HERE . Please refer to the meeting minutes from the Dec 14, 2021 Board Meeting (Regular), which will be published HERE in a couple of days for additional information regarding this item. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES APPROVED BY ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS December 14, 2021 (All previous Policies & Procedures are replaced by this Update of December 14, 2021.) GOLF COURSE 21. “Feeding ducks on the golf course is prohibited.” Per the TX Parks & Wildlife, it is an offense to feed or offer any wildlife or exotic wildlife unsecured in a manner that makes food available to wildlife or exotic wildlife unless specifically authorized. The feeding of birds can be permitted using feeders that contain food in a specific area. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary ​ Sent 2021-12-20: UPDATE to SEPO Policies & Procedures: ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL - The following update to the SEPO Policies & Procedures pertaining to "ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL " was approved by the SEPO Board at the Regular Board Meeting on Dec 14, 2021. Please refer to the Meeting Minutes, which will be published HERE in a couple of days for additional information regarding this item. ​ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES APPROVED BY ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS December 14, 2021 (All previous Policies & Procedures are replaced by this Update of December 14, 2021.) ​ ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL Owners wishing to make additions or any outside improvements/changes to their property must complete a proposal form obtained at the SEPO office to receive permission from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and may not commence work until the necessary ACC approval has been obtained. Owners who proceed without ACC approval are subject to imposition of the “Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Non-compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule” and legal intervention as identified in these SEPO Rules, (adopted August 31, 2021). See document HERE . In the event of noncompliance with the foregoing paragraphs the Architectural Control Committee shall report such conduct to the SEPO Board who will in turn issue a STOP WORK ORDER until approval is obtained from the ACC. In the event work continues, then the SEPO Board may impose FEEs in the amounts defined in the Non-compliance to Covenants Fee Schedule (linked to above). If the fees are not collected, a lien may be placed upon the owner’s property. You may not expand upon or change that work which has been approved without submitting a new plan. As to fences, Exhibit B of the Covenants states in paragraph 16, “no fence, wall or hedge shall be built or maintained nearer than ten (10) feet to the front curb line of any lot, or side curb line on corner lots. An exception shall be retaining walls of not over twelve inches above the ground.” Paragraph l7 states, “No fence, wall or hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight lines shall be placed or permitted on corner lots.” Paragraph 18 states, “All fences shall be approved prior to construction.” Paragraph 19 states, in part, “No lot owner shall impair any easement. No fences, walls or structural improvements shall be built or constructed on any easement.” For clarification, our lots have a ten foot utility easement from the lot line across the front and a five foot utility easement from the lot line across the back. That in itself declares no fences will be allowed within the five foot rear lot easement adjacent to the golf course. Owners are allowed to erect a barrier for golf ball protection. They must be approved by the ACC. Protective measures for golf balls can include a type of netting or other material but cannot be intrusive on neighbors. All Fences and Barriers must be approved by The ACC prior to installation. SEPO BOARD ​ Sent 2021-12-20: UPDATE to SEPO Policies & Procedures: Closure of Golf Course during Men's & Women's League Play - The following addition to the SEPO Policies & Procedures pertaining to 'Closure of the Golf Course during Men's & Women's Golf League Play ' was approved by the SEPO Board at the Regular Board Meeting on Dec 14, 2021. Please refer to the Meeting Minutes, which will be published HERE in a couple of days for additional information regarding this item. ​ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF SUNSHINE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES APPROVED BY ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS December 14, 2021 (All previous Policies & Procedures are replaced by this Update of December 14, 2021.) GOLF COURSE 20. The SEPO golf course is restricted during Men’s and Women’s Golf League play as follows: During the months from April 1 thru September 30 the SEPO golf course is restricted for: Tuesday Men’s League play from 8:30 to 10 AM. Wednesday Women’s League play from 8:30 to 10 AM. During the months from October 1 through March 31 the SEPO golf course is restricted for: Tuesday Men’s League play from 8 AM to Noon. Wednesday Women’s League play from 9 AM to Noon. If you are not participating in the Men’s or Women’s scheduled Golf League play, you must wait until the entire League play is completed before gathering to play. Golfers who wish to play ‘after League play has completed’ are requested not to stage at Hole #1, as this has shown to prevent League players from using the cart paths to advance on the course. Non-League golfers should gather on Michigan Avenue, away from the cart path, in anticipation of League play completion, in order to reduce congestion on Hole #1 tee box. SEPO BOARD Sent 2021-12-20: MARKET: House for Sale - Please go to the MARKET to see a home for Sale. Lloyd Hopkins ​ Sent 2021-12-20: MARKET: Free Printer - Please go to the Sunshine MARKET . I have an HP printer to give away. Bruce Lehman ​ Sent 2021-12-19: SUNDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Final Evening Cancelled - Dec 19, 2021 - Sorry for this late cancellation, but I am under the weather (so to speak) and should not be out in this nasty cold and rain today. Thank you for your understanding. Roy Ridlon ​ Sent 2021-12-18: Sunday Night Music: Final Night - We have decided tomorrow (Dec 19) will be our last night of Sunday Night Music. Roy Ridlon ​ Sent 2021-12-18: CANCELLED: MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY AND MOVIE GROUP - FYI - I was informed this past week the "Monday Night Bible Study and Movie Group" will not be taking place this winter season, Jan - Mar, as originally scheduled. Beth Parrish SEPO Enews Email Manager E-Mail: sepoenews@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-18: GOLF Event: Guys & Dolls - You will see on the various mediums that list this winter season's Sunshine activities, there is a spot slotted for the Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament & Banquet on Feb 19 & 20, 2022. But it also says "Need Chairpersons". These dates were requested last March by myself, only in order for this event to get on the calendar. We haven't had it for the last two seasons, due to Covid-19. So I know there are residents who really want to see it started up again. Although that seems like a long time off, if this event is going to take place this season, now is the time for residents to step and volunteer to chair it. If you have never chaired such an event there are several residents who have chaired this and other similar golf events. I'm assuming they would be more than happy to get you going and answer any questions you may have. I believe a committee of about six to eight people can put this on. If you are interested, please contact me and I will assist you with getting the paperwork going for this. I do not play golf myself but I know the people who have played in this tournament in the past have enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for your consideration. Beth Parrish 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-16: CORRECTION - Christmas Caroling sites within Sunshine - This is Beth - I hadn't realized the original list Pam had sent me was in the exact order of the locations the Carolers were going to visit. And Pam has also corrected a name from the original list. So here is the list with the correct names and in the correct order. ******************************************** The following are the Christmas Caroling sites, in the order we will be stopping at , on December 23, 2021 starting at 5 PM to roughly 7 PM. We will be caroling in the streets in front of these residents' homes. Dahlstrom: 4113 N Minnesota Tamayo: 2032 W Montana Delsardo: 1945 W Montana Montgomery: 4113 N Nebraska Clark: 1916 W Michigan Whitley: 1924 W Michigan Hecker: 4329 N Minnesota Pech: 1960 W Iowa (added after this e-mail was sent out) Elliot: 4333 N Minnesota Penrod: 1912 W Wisconsin Nelson: 4317 N Missouri ​We invite you to come outside to listen when we are near your home. Pam Lacy Sent 2021-12-17: Taped Recording of Board Mtg (Regular) on Dec 14, 2021 - I have been questioned by several residents today concerning the non-availability of a Google Meet Video from the Dec 13 Residents mtg. I definitely want to ensure everyone - it was a 'technical' error. The Google Meet session said it was recording and I verified to Tony just prior to the meeting that I thought it was as well. You will hear that on the recording I'm linking to below. However, the meeting did not get recorded. Normally Tony gets an e-mail from Google within 2-5 hrs after the meeting stating the video is available for downloading. This time - no e-mail - no video. In order for me to be accurate and thorough (or as some may interpret as lengthy - LOL) I also start my tape recorder at the beginning of all of our meetings. In order to be totally transparent with the community, which I guess you could call this Board's motto, I have uploaded my tape recording to the Web site for anyone who wishes to listen to the meeting. Please remember, this recorder is lying beside my laptop, and I also shuffle through lots of paper during a meeting, so you will hear those noises as well. I have listened to the entire tape, and you will definitely be able to hear what transpired during the meeting. It is a ".mp3" file and is available: from the Residents Meetings Web site page or directly from this link . As I have stated previously, a recap of all Speaker Requests (which there were five of them during the Residents meeting on Dec 13) will also be recorded into the Board meeting minutes from Dec 14, which I will be sending to the community next week. Please call me with any issue/questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-17: REMINDER: JAN 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Dec 24, 2021 - If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Jan 2022 Newsletter (yes - it's almost 2022 - Yikes), the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on the 24th of the current month. 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 2021-12-17: Video from Board Mtg (Regular) on Dec 14, 2021 - The video from the Dec 14, 2021 Regular Board meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site here: https://video.wixstatic.com/video/2851bf_25c4d91b793d4953ae5f0b519717c99d/720p/mp4/file.mp4 . I am currently working on the written minutes from this meeting and hope to have them to everyone by Tuesday at the latest. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary Sent 2021-12-16: Women's Club - Hello Ladies - Our next meeting will be held this Friday, December 17, 2021, at Retzlaff Hall. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am. Doors will be open at 8:30 am. Wear your name tag for the drawing. You might win a prize! Marian Young, President ​ Sent 2021-12-16: Next Residents & Board Meetings: Change of Dates - The Board (with some help from a Resident or two) has realized they do not have to conduct the January 2022 Board meeting on the first 'Monday' of the new year. However, it does need to be held during the first 'week' of the new year. Therefore, the Board has agreed to the following new Residents & Board meetings dates for January 2022 as proposed by Board President Tony Tramel. The new dates are as follows: Residents Meeting: Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 @ 1 PM (Hybrid meeting - Retzlaff Hall & Google Meet). Board Meeting: Thursday, Jan 6, 2022 @ 1 PM (Hybrid meeting - Retzlaff Hall & Google Meet). The Sunshine Web site has been updated to reflect these changes. Questions? Please contact either Tony Tramel or Beth Parrish. Beth Parrish (for Tony Tramel & the rest of the Board) SEPO Board Secretary Sent 2021-12-16: Lost - The Post Office says that they delivered a package to my mailbox on Dec. 6. I have filed the appropriate complaint. Still, I have not received the package, nor has it turned up anywhere. We all make mistakes, so I'm hoping that they gave it to the wrong boxholder and the receiver didn't know what to do with it. Because it is a Christmas present for one of my grandkids, I would really like to have it back. If you received it by mistake, please either place it in the mailroom with my name on it or leave it on my porch at 4117 N. Minnesota. NO Questions Asked! Many thanks! Debi Warner It looked like this: Sent 2021-12-15: Resident Passing - Bette Thompson, 1921 W. Montana, passed away November 26, 2021. Condolence Letters can be mailed to Grandson who may pass letters on to Arnie. Chad Schoenfelder 154 Interlachen Lane NW Rochester, MN 55901 ​ Valerie Basaldua, SEPO Office Mgr ​ Sent 2021-12-14: REMINDER: Christmas Carolers' Practice - Practice this Sunday, December 19th - 1:00 Retzlaff Hall. Any questions please call Pam Lacy at 218-443-3416. ​ Sent 2021-12-13: SEPO - November 2021 Financials - I am sending out the November 2021 Financials. A motion will be made in the Board Mtg on Dec 14, 2021 to approve these documents. They were 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 ​ Sent 2021-12-13: UPDATE: Web site Home Page - FOR THIS E-MAIL - REPLIES ARE WELCOME I've been thinking about giving the Web site Home Page a facelift for a while. So, when I was out walking the other day, I snapped some pics of our front entrance on TX Ave. Hope you like it. You are always welcome to suggest changes and, in particular, fixes to the Web site. Simply said - It is the way YOUR COMMUNITY is advertised to the world. Thx in advance for taking the time to check this out. Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-13: REMINDER: Sunshine Garden Club Get Together - Sunshine Garden Club will be getting together this Tuesday, December 14th at 7pm in the library. All residents/renters welcome. Topics will be Poinsettia care, Christmas Cactus, planting Amaryllis bulbs, and ages/stages of the Monarch Butterfly. Hope to see you Tuesday, no garden skills required. Susanne Ulrich Sunshine Garden Club ​ Sent 2021-12-13: Date change for wood lathe class - The next wood lathe discussion concerning mounting projects to the lathe scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, 11 AM in the wood shop. This will be our last class as we discover new ways to attach projects to the lathe. Sorry for any inconvenience. Vern Luellen ​ Sent 2021-12-11: Lori Hunt Memorial - Lori Hunt long time resident here at the estates, Memorial service will be Saturday December 18, 2:00pm, at the First Church of the Nazarene 2001 N. 7th Street Harlingen Tx. Jerry Rash ​ Sent 2021-12-11: Women's Club: CHRISTMAS DAY POT LUCK - Sent 2021-12-10: MARKET: To Loan (two Car Seats) - Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about two Car Seats that we have to Loan out. Paula Tramel ​ Sent 2021-12-10: CORRECTION: RESIDENT NEEDS ASSISTANCE - Good morning dear friends correction and changes on yesterday email sent by my friend Wanda Kortleever to take my dog for 15 minutes to the park one or twice a day ANY time willing to pay for services due to health reasons not able to do it myself (multiple surgeries) your time will be appreciated and compensated thanks Sincerely Mary Tamayo 956 459 4210 ​ Sent 2021-12-09: Resident needs assistance - Can someone be a good neighbor please. Mary Tamayo (2032 W Montana) needs help to take her dog to the dog park for 15 minutes in the morning between 10:00-11:00 am, for 3 weeks, starting December 13th. She has had some surgeries and could use some help with her fur baby. Her phone number is 956-459-4210. Wanda Kortleever ​ Sent 2021-12-09: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Dec 16th 6pm - ​ Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Dec 16th 6 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 2021-12-09: LOST: cordless dewalt flashlight - I have lost a dewalt 20 volt cordless work light (flashlight). It is a standup up flashlight with a 20volt rechargeable battery attached. As far as I can tell, it fell off my golf cart between my house and the dog park in the storage area. Just by chance, if you happen to find, this old man can sure use it back. Thanks, Sam ​ Sent 2021-12-09: SEPO Communications Guidelines - This is for anyone not familiar with, or who may need a refresher, of where the Communication Guidelines can be found. They are on the Web site HERE . If in doubt, you can always just send your e-mail to sepoenews@gmail.com and I will address it. Please call w/questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Communications ​ Sent 2021-12-08: GARAGE SALE in Sunshine: Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 - This coming Saturday, Dec 11 from 8 AM to 4 PM five homeowners are having a Garage Sale at 4124 N MO St. Lloyd Hopkins ​ Sent 2021-12-08: MARKET: Several Household Items for Sale - Please go to the Sunshine Market to see details of the following Household Items For Sale. A TV - An Elliptical - Wire Shelves ​ Sent 2021-12-08: NOTICE for Executive Board Meeting, Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 - SEPO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING NOTICE to Community Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Board Members Only (Retzlaff Hall - Immediately after ‘Regular’ Board meeting) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a formal notice to the SEPO community that Board President Tony Tramel has called an Executive Board Meeting for all Board members, to be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, immediately following the SEPO Regular Board meeting scheduled for 1 PM. This is a closed session as permitted by Texas law since the meeting pertains to a potential litigation issue. The Regular Board meeting will adjourn. Anyone attending the Regular Board meeting in person will be asked to exit Retzlaff Hall. The Google Meet session will be stopped. This meeting will consist of discussion, resolution and identification of an action plan regarding the item noted above, followed by a Board vote. Tony Tramel SEPO Board President Sent 2021-12-07: AGENDA for BOARD (Regular) Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - The agenda for the Dec 14, 2021 SEPO Board meeting at 1 PM CT is on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed from HERE . Please let me know if you have any issues with retrieving the document. Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes this afternoon. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2021-12-07: AGENDA for RESIDENTS Meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - The agenda for the Dec 13, 2021 SEPO Residents meeting at 1 PM CT is on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed from HERE . Please let me know if you have any issues with retrieving the document. Remember, if you wish to speak at this meeting, please fill out a 'Request Form to Speak' and get it to the Board Secretary prior to the start of the meeting. See instructions and form HERE . Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the SEPO Mailboxes this afternoon. Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-06: MARKET: Household Items For Sale - Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about a Sofa, Dinette Set and Living room wing chair I have for sale. Gail Foerste ​ Sent 2021-12-06: Karaoke Christmas sing-along - Mark Your Calendars - Karaoke Christmas sing-along Retzlaff Hall, Wednesday, December 22, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Everyone welcome to sing. There will be songs for everyone to sing as well as individual singers. Thanks Jerry Rash ​ Sent 2021-12-06: Activity 2-Pager updated - Some of our scheduled upcoming activities have changed recently and new ones have been added. I have updated the Sunshine Web site just now to reflect these changes in the 2-Pager. Valerie has new sheets posted in the library or just click on the 'Fun Times' sign HERE . Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin ​ Sent 2021-12- 04: MARKET: Looking For - Recliner - Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about "Looking For" a recliner. Mary Tamayo ​ Sent 2021-12-04: Calling All Christmas Carolers! - We will be meeting this Sunday, December 5th at 1:00 in Retzlaff hall. Please come and bring your singing friends with you. If you have any questions, please call Pam Lacy at 218-443-3416 Thank you and see you there. Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2021-12-03: MARKET: For Sale - Golf Cart - Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about a Golf Cart that is for sale. Pat Harvey ​ Sent 2021-12-03: DIRECTORIES: Updated on Web site - Well - It's been a little over a month and there's been LOTS of updates to the directories. I have got my Web site files synced up with the office again and put them all on the web just now. You can always find them on the Directories page and the Photos (ALL) page by clicking on the 'cover page icon'. Call w/questions. Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2021-12-03: SEPO Suggestion: Christmas Decorations on TX Ave - One of our residents had suggested that the Christmas decorations on TX Ave be put up prior to Thanksgiving this year and left up through New Year's day - and lighted. Although the employees didn’t get this accomplished prior to them leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, they did do it the Monday after Thanksgiving. The board is working with the SEPO office to get this accomplished prior to Thanksgiving ongoing, starting in 2022. I’m hope you all enjoy these festive decorations. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2021-12-02: Birding and Nature Club Meeting - Birding and Nature Club Meeting It's time for the second Meeting of the season for the Sunshine Birding and Nature Club. This meeting, our By-Laws will allow us to conduct business. The forecast is for a nice warm day on Monday December 6th, so what better place for the “Nature “ club to meet than in the Gazebo next to Texas Ave. So the meeting will be at 1:00 Monday the 6th in the Gazebo. Should Mother Nature surprise us with a nasty day, as a fallback, we will meet in the Library at 7:00. The first real business to conduct will be the appointment of a new club President and a new club Secretary. Mostly we need to talk about events. We need your input on what events to plan for the upcoming season. One of our members has been researching the possibilities. Since we will be outdoors, I'm not too sure how applicable the standard SEPO disclaimer is, but here it is anyway: 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. Let's have a good “Out in Nature” meeting Monday at 1:00 in the Gazebo Pat Harvey Acting President ​ Sent 2021-12-01: Salvation Army Harlingen - This pertains to what we can do this year for Christmas and what we might want to do next holiday season. Last week at the Women's Club, one resident was kind of insistent about other types of donation opportunities. For Next Year: Linda Heutten and Lorraine Lewis were always the go-to persons from Sunshine for the Salvation Army (SA). If you would care to consider working with them again next year (as we have done in the past), I have a contact - Yolanda Lozano is a volunteer there. She would help us for next year's plans. This effort begins with Sunshine volunteers from the Women's Club to chair these events: (1) the "Angel Tree" program, and/or (2) Bell Ringing the day after Thanksgiving and/or (3) other possible programs(?) the Salvation Army is involved in. For Now: The SA is behind in funds for their Christmas program and any contribution would be a miracle. So - can Sunshine get the word out for anyone who wishes to, to visit their Web site (https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ ) and make a donation?? - It would go to Harlingen kids. It is an easy web site to do this. Food for thought. Lenore J Combs Back to Top

  • SEPO E-Mails: 2018-12 | Sunshine Estates

    Here you will find E-Mails sent to the SEPO Community in Dec 2018. Sent 12-31-2018: Another Calico Cat Found - Another Calico kitten has been found today in our community. We are thinking the two of them may be from the same household. The second one is also being cared for temporarily. If either or both of them is/are yours, please call Cathy Richmond at 303-990-2730. If this one doesn't have an owner either we may be looking for a home for it. Cathy Sent 12-31-2018: Calico cat found - A young friendly calico cat was found on Missouri street today. She is being cared for temporarily. If she is yours, please call Cathy Richmond at 303-990-2730. If she does not have an owner we may be looking for a home for her. Cathy Sent 12-31-2018: STORAGE LOT FEE QUESTION - Question: "I don't understand why I have to pay the storage fees on the first of January, Since I've been here I paid the storage fees with my lot fees by the 20th of January" Answer: All our fees, maintenance, storage lot, are based on the 1st of the month with a "grace period" until the 1st of the next month. A due date has to be chosen and the 1st of the month was it. Any penalty for nonpayment will occur after the "grace period." I'm not aware of any bill that does not have a "payment due" date. John Chajec SEPO Treasurer Sent 12-30-2018: MONTHLY SHOP CLEANUP - This coming Wednesday, Jan. 2nd at 8 am is our monthly shop clean up day. Hope you an make it. Thanks, Cathy Sent 12-30-2018: Board Nominees - The SEPO board nominees per the bulletin board are: Grace Clark Sandy Gades Mark Owen Sent 12-27-2018: ​January 2019 Newsletter - The Jan 2019 Newsletter can be found here . ​ Sent 12-25-2018: speed bumps - The reason we contacted the Sepo board regarding speed bumps, was the concern over damage done to our property and others on Minnesota street. Jean Lawrence neglected to mention this in the email she sent out earlier this month. When there is high water in the streets, people are driving too fast, which creates waves and does damage to property! Our hurricane garage door panel was dented due to the extreme force of the wave action against it! Some of our surrounding neighbors had the same damage, as well as damage to yards, skirting & sheds. We realize that most of you don't experience this problem of property damage but some of you are the reason property damage is occurring. Not only residents but vendors, delivery vehicles and visitors are driving too fast within our community! Stop signs & speed limit signs aren't working, so what is the answer to this problem? We know speed bumps will get your attention and slow you down, otherwise you will do damage to your property too. We certainly appreciate those of you that stop at the signs and adhere to the speed limits but there is a growing number of people that are driving too fast and not stopping. Hopefully the Sepo board will rectify this problem so as property damage ends and people slow down and enjoy our beautiful community! SCCE residents Hal & Dale Hopfner Sent 12-25-2018: Carol Blair’s birthday - Carol Blair’s birthday is today. Since her stroke she doesn’t get out but maybe she would enjoy her friends at Sunshine wishing her happy birthday. Thanks Cathy Richmond Sent 12-24-2018: BIBLE STUDY/MOVIE GROUP - Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Bible Study/Movie Group will not begin until Jan 14th. Planning to start at 6:00 p.m. in Retzlaf Hall. Questions call me at 314 719 6532. Watch for bulletin board postings. Warren Hertel Sent 12-23-2018: January Newsletter - Residents, It's that time again for your newsletter articles to be submitted by the 26th. Please send to: seponewsletter@gmail.com . Once I have received & read your article I always send a return message stating 'received'. If you have not gotten this message I have not received it. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Linda Abernethy, Editor Sent 12-21-2018: MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY/MOVIE GROUP - I anticipate starting up this group on Monday January 7th at 6:00 p.m. in Retzlaf Hall as we did last year. Watch bulletin boards for info-times-etc... Questions call Warren Hertel @ 314 718 6532 ​ Sent 12-17-2018: Updated Sunshine Directory - I wanted to let all Sunshine Residents know that the Sunshine Directory on the Web has been updated as of 3 PM today. As a reminder, it is in the "Resident's Only" tab on www.sunshinecountryclub.com . If you haven't requested the password yet, please do so per the instructions under this tab. Valerie will be updating her 'paper' directory this week to match the Web document and she and I will be keeping both docs in sync going forward. A couple of the advantages of having the Directory on the Web are: (1) Less paper will need to be used for printing since you will have 24 hr access to the Web document. (2) Less paper being printed saves us money. And who doesn't like to save money - right! (3) And speaking of 24 hr access - how many times have you been doing something outside of your home and you've said - Does anyone know "so-and-so's" phone number. At that point you can just pull out your smart phone (providing you have one) and look up whoever it is you need to get hold of no matter where you are. So please try to utilize the Web doc whenever you possibly can. Thanks so much and please call with any questions or comments. Beth Parrish Sunshine Country Club Web site (www.sunshinecountryclub.com ) E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 12-17-2018: Neighborhood Watch Mtg Reminder - It's Today - Reminder - Neighborhood Watch meeting 3pm Retz Hall Lenore Sent 12-17-2018: Christmas wrapping Toys For Tots etc. - Sgt Brooks ---🎅 Harlingen Police ---requests as many helpers at 5:30p at the PD to help with wrapping. The volunteers will be there and I will too. The place is locked up after 6p but call me and I will come down to the door and let u in 😇 Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Sent 12-17-2018: Women's Club Meeting - REMEMBER - Women’s Club December Meeting: Friday December 21 9:00 AM Retzlaff HallJanis McFee Wear your name tag- to be eligible for a door prize. Sent 12-16-2018: Birding and Nature Pot Luck - There will be a community wide pot luck supper hosted by the Birding and Nature Club on January 7. Our speaker at this event will be Ranger George Garcia from Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Center. He is featured in an article on page 2 of today's (Dec. 16) Valley Morning Star. He should be an interesting and informative speaker. This event was not planned as a fund raiser although donations will be accepted. Plates, plastic eating utensils, tea and coffee will be provided. There will not be a sign up sheet. We want everyone to come for an evening of fellowship and to learn about the wildlife of South Texas. Just show up with your covered dish. Doors open at 4:30. Dinner at 5:00. ​ Sent 12-15-2018: Golf Carts and STOP signs - As part of the "study" of speeding and Speed Bumps on SEPO streets we have been collecting statistics of the conduct at STOP signs. Guess who is by far the worst ones at running STOP signs - Golf Carts. It seems everyone does it, some worse than others, but most of us do not actually stop at STOP signs on our golf cart. If there is an accident between a car and a golf cart - guess which driver will be injured the worst? SO - Next time you are approaching a STOP sign on your golf cart, think about laying on the blacktop with a lump on your head and actually "stop". Stop means the wheels no longer turn, if even for a split second. Take Care Pat Harvey - SEPO Director for streets Sent 12-15-2018: Do Not Reply to this e-mail: Need Your Opinion Concerning Speed Bumps in Sunshine Please do not reply to this e-mail address on this matter. In order for the Board to get your vote/opinion, please fill out the form in the office with your reply. Beth Parrish Sent 12-14-2018: Speed Bumps on SEPO streets - Our President, Jean Lawrence has called for you to provide your opinion via the suggestion box outside the office - Do it - let Jean know your opinion. Now - the folks who came to the board this past Monday have a very real concern. They see Speed Bumps as a solution, and Speed Bumps will fix the problem that they have. Many of us are driving too fast - well over the 20 MPH speed limit. Add to that we do not stop at Stop signs. Simply stated - We need to clean up our act. If we can't get our speed under control and STOP at stop signs, get ready for the Speed Bumps. Regards Pat Harvey - SEPO Director for streets. ​ Sent 12-14-2018: Walking and Biking our SEPO Streets - A lot of us walk or bike the streets for exercise and given the crown on the streets, you almost have to walk near the center of the street or it kills your knees. BUT - those streets were intended for cars and some of us more "seasoned" drivers don't see as well as we once did, especially when it is dark or almost dark. If you walk or bike the streets when it is dark or almost dark, do yourself and the drivers a favor, wear light colored cloths and a light that is fully visible from behind. You can see the oncoming cars, it's the ones behind you that are a danger. There are lots of LED lights available today for about $5 that come in a variety of colors and flash. My favorite is to use one that flashes and I clip it on my White tee shirt collar hanging down my back. The lights are available from e-bay, Amazon and probably a hundred shops. Bike shops also have lights usable for walkers. Give it a try - you will feel safer. Pat Harvey (an early morning walker) ​ Sent 12-14-2018: New Years Day Brunch - Tickets are ready for sale for the New Years Day Brunch. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:00a.m. Retzlaff Hall Tickets $7.00 per person Let's celebrate together - With: Funny, Fun and Food. Hmmmm? Come join us and find out. Pam Lacy and a great volunteer committee! Sent 12-14-2018: Sunshine Video Committee Announcement - Sunshine Video Committee - Good afternoon! It is so exciting how Sunshine committees and residents are always busy finding ways to enhance or improve our community! With that said, The Sunshine Video committee is in the beginning stages of working on Lassey Dahlstrom’s brain child - our very own community advertisement! You may notice at events or parties that one of our volunteer video persons may be recording. If for any reason you do not want to be in the video, please let the video person know and we will certainly respect your wishes! At our planned parties, i.e. Women’s Club events, there will be an announcement about the video(s) being taken, so you can let us know if it is indeed something you prefer not to participate in. Otherwise, please feel free to share your enthusiasm!! Irene Phillips, who you may have noticed is an avid photographer, has agreed to take care of many of the planned videos. We also have others on our committee who will be assisting. Your cooperation and enjoyment of the production will be greatly appreciated, and we will have such a wonderful memory video! We would also like to invite you to submit any videos or still pictures that you think are exceptionally fun or interesting! They do not have to be recent as long as they are of good quality and, of course, of Sunshine people and/or activities. For instance, we know the cameras were out in full force at the Leslie Blassing concert/dance. The Video Committee will be gathering these videos and pictures and will then get to work on splicing, editing, etc.! The committee plan is for the end production to contain snippets of different activities and fun we have here at Sunshine; perhaps 15 to 30 seconds of different events, along with some still pictures. Stayed tuned for an announcement of when and where you will be able to view this marvelous production. But don’t hold your breath on the announcement, because this may take a few months to create. Please send any video/picture submissions to sunshinevideo88@aol.com . Sent 12-12-2018: Need Your Opinion Concerning Speed Bumps in Sunshine - There has been quite a bit of discussion in the last few days concerning 'speeding' on Sunshine streets. In order to get a view of how the community feels about this matter, I am requesting that all residents submit their opinion/vote on whether they would like to have speed bumps on our streets or not. You can do this by filling out a "SEPO Suggestion, Complaint & Idea Form" saying YES you want them or NO you don't want them. If you say YES, please indicate on which street(s) you would like to see them. This form is available outside of Valerie's office. Jean Lawrence SEPO Board President Sent 12-12-2018: Wreaths Across America 18 wheeler arrives Thursday - Dear Friends: The 18 wheeler is in Corpus and will unload their wreaths about 7 am. Then it will head for Harlingen -- ETA ?? 10 am -- with a motorcycle escort, then to San Benito then to La Feria. Stay tuned. Our load will be stored at the U-Haul on Morgan Blvd in the old K-Mart building. Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Sent 12-12-2018: Missing Women's Club Cash Box - The Women's Club has two cash boxes that are used during the various activities they sponsor. One of these boxes is missing. If you have this missing cash box, please notify Vickie Jones @ 262-689-7068. Thanks in advance for your quick reply to this request. Vickie ​ Sent 12-11-2018: Minutes from the Meeting of the Board of Directors from November 12, 2018 - The Nov 12, 2018 SEPO Board Meeting Minutes can be found here . Sent 12-11-2018: NW comms theft on Missouri and cyber theft warning etc - Dear Friends: Christmas is the season..... Bad Guys are shopping right under your nose!. Last week jewelry was stolen from a home on Missouri. ?? workers, creative drive-bys - you name it. Not funny if it is your stuff gone gone gone. Also, read today's paper about identity theft & cybercrime - beware of using your computer etc in mall - beware of scams that sound so real. And let's have fun - We live in a great community and we should celebrate the friendships we have and be grateful. The Bake Sale - Raffle and Craft Sale is this Saturday - get your stuff over there and then stop by and eat it with your friends. See the creative crafts your talented neighbors produce. Great shopping opportunity! Last but not least - in your spare time take a nap and then get ready for the World Greatest Golf Cart Parade in Harlingen. Police, Fire escort - and all of us will have a grand time when we return to Retz Hall for the Cookie Contest, refreshments, awards and photo ops with Santa.Sign up in the Library. 📝🎅🍰 ☕🍩🍪🎄🚔🚒😊 Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 12-10-2018: CHRISTMAS DINNER POTLUCK - Dear Friends, Mark your calendars; Tuesday, December 25th, 2018. Please join us for a Christmas Dinner Potluck. Sign-up sheets and Virtual Ticket Sales will be in the Library starting Tuesday, December 11th @ noon. Doors open @ 12:15*****Social Hour @ 12:30*****Dinner@1:00 Cost: $6.00 per person. Ham, Rolls, Coffee and Tea will be provided. Please bring a dish for 8-12 to share. Reserved signs will be available at the check-in tables. Hope to see you there! We wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your support in our Community, Contacts: Kathleen Sunders (225-921-4531), Marian Young (719-468-4556) and Tiffany Prater (956-264-0355) We are still in need of help for kitchen, set-up and clean-up. If you would like to help there will be a pre-dinner meeting in the Library, Tuesday December 11th @ 10:30 am Thank You! ​ Sent 12-08-2018: Sunshine Christmas Golf Cart Parade - Cookie Contest and Refreshments - Dear Friends, The Christmas Golf Cart Parade etc is next Saturday the 15th of December. Line up 4:30pm at Friendship Hall in Encore for the kick-off, judging and Christmas Tree Lighting. The Parade is part of this, starts immediately and will continue directly after the Lighting. Our committee has been working hard - big effort behind the scenes for this event. There is lots of fun stuff happening so here are some details. There is a sign up sheet posted in the Library for the Golf Cart Parade, Cookie Contest and a "Help-Wanted" (kitchen) list for the refreshments. Everyone is invited. You do not have to decorate your Golf Cart to be in the Parade but there will be prizes for the best decorated, innovative carts. ($25.00, 15.00, 10.00) Cookie Contest: There is a $20.00 Best Cookie prize. And these cookie entries are part of the refreshments to be served.(maybe bake a dozen or two). The Parade route is posted in the library. After the Parade, we shall return to Retzlaff Hall for refreshments (cookies and hot chocolate etc.), the awards presentation and photo ops with Santa. The Harlingen PD, Combes PD and the Harlingen Fire Departments will bring Santa. The Kitchen "Help-Wanted" is simple. Set up coffee, hot chocolate, hot water for tea etc., some paper plates, napkins, cups and small clean-up. It takes a village..... Encore will do their share - Christmas Tree Lighting etc and kitchen help too. Both Neighborhood Watch teams will lead in their respective communities for the paced route which will be kept moving. Looking forward to your support in another fun, food and fellowship event. Contacts: Lenore Combs, Helen Perry, Mary Tennant, Janice Drost, Pam Lacy, Sally Hardy, Sherry Gardner Questions and concerns welcomed. Lenore J Combs 956-245-1276 Sent 12-06-2018: DIRECTOR REPORTS AREA 1, 2 & 3 (and CORRECTION) - SEPO Financials can be found here . Sent 12-06-18: Saying Goodbye - Saying goodbye is always hard, you’ve been such a beautiful part of our front entry for so long, but it is time to say “Goodbye”. At 9:00 Monday morning (12/10) we will need volunteers to help as the carved log along Texas Avenue is cut into smaller pieces and hauled to the recycle area in the storage lot. The fish and the frog were salvaged this morning. The Raccoon will be attempted to be saved on Monday at 9:00 when we cut up the rest of the rotted trunk and haul it to the recycle area. So – If you are free Monday at 9:00 we can use your help. No experience needed, just wear gloves if you have them. Thanks Pat Harvey - Birding & Nature Club Sent 12-06-2018: SEPO Board of Directors Election - I am pleased to announce the members of the 2019 SEPO Nomination Committee. The committee consists of: Mari Tennant Buzz Sawyer Vince Smith The purpose of the committee is to identify and recommend residents who would like to serve on the SEPO Board of Directors. There are 3 board positions being vacated that will need to be filled in the forthcoming election in February, 2019. If you are interested and would like to be considered, please contact one of the committee members. Respectfully, Buzz Sawyer Committee Chairman 573-480-6530 Sent 12-05-2018: DIRECTOR REPORT GOLF COURSE - SEPO Financials can be found here . ​ Sent 12-05-2018: wine bottles - Dear Wine Lovers: Rodney Fink is looking for about 12 empty wine bottles which he takes over to Mexico and uses as a craft with the church ladies. If you have empty bottles, please get them to Rodney at 1932 Iowa and leave them on his porch. I know you wine drinkers will not disappoint. As soon as you can will really help him out. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas, Cathy Chajec Sent 12-05-2018: Young At Heart Art Show - Call For Entry Original Artwork (2D, 3D, mixed media, sculpture, wood art. If it is from a pattern, it is not original). Juried By Committee Bring Artwork to Laurel Becker or Virginia Carubia on or before 1-15-2019. Opening Night 1-26-2019 at Retzlaff Hall (Artwork will be on display the following week) Seeking Donations of Artwork for Silent Auction Virginia Carubia Sent 12-04-2018: SEPO E-Mail Accounts Guidance - It has come to my attention that there is confusion about where to send various types of info in order to get it published by SEPO. So here's the scoop. If you want an e-mail sent out to the community concerning your upcoming event etc, send your info to sepoenews@gmail.com . Beth Parrish is in charge of sending those out to everyone on the current contact list. If you know of any resident who isn't getting these e-mails and wants to start getting them, tell them to send an e-mail to sepoenews@gmail.com with that request. If you want anything added to, deleted from or corrected on the Web site (www.sunshinecountryclub.com ) send it to sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com . Beth Parrish is also in charge of that Web site. If you want your info in the Monthly Newsletter, send it to seponewsletter@gmail.com by the 26th of each month, October thru March. Linda Abernethy handles this. I you don't receive a 'reply e-mail' from her with the word "received" in it, you need to contact her again to ensure your info makes it into her publication. Hopefully this helps resolve the many questions I've been getting. If not, give me a call at the number below. Thanks Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) Sent 12-04-2018: A REQUEST TO ALL LADIES IN SUNSHINE ESTATES - Our annual Bake Sale and Raffle is fast approaching. We need the help and support of all the residents for this to be a success. The Women's club has been able to help support our park by purchasing needed equipment and accessories in the past with funds raised. Many of you heard discussed at the November meeting the plans for purchasing a new sound system. This is something that will benefit everyone as it would be used for parties, programs, meetings, memorials and basically all events. Please consider making a generous donation of baked items to make our bake sale a success. The bake sale begins at 8am on Saturday, December 15th in Retzlaff Hall. You may bring donations of baked goods to the hall Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm or beginning Saturday morning at 6:00am. On Saturday morning you must come to the kitchen door as we will not unlock the hall until 8am. Please wrap your items with clear plastic wrap and add a bow or ribbon. Label your item and price it. Co-chairs if you have questions: Jane Olson 217-414-1656 Marla Welch 573-465-0050 If you wish to donate to the Raffle, the chair is Marian Young 719-468-4556. ​ Sent 12-04-2018: ANNUAL BAKE SALE AND RAFFLE WITH CRAFT SALE ON DECEMBER 15th - It's that time of year for homemade goodies and pretty handmade items. The annual Bake Sale, Raffle and Craft Sale held by the SCCE Women's Club will be Saturday, December 15th at Retzlaff Hall. The doors will open at 8:00am with cinnamon rolls and coffee available for $1. Last year for the first time Glenda and Jerry Wetherbee made lafse that morning for us, and what a treat! They sold out in no time. Glenda and Jerry have generously agreed to come back again. This is a great time to come relax and enjoy coffee and a treat with your neighbors and visit. Don't forget to buy some homemade goodies to take home also. We are incorporating a cookie walk into the bake sale so you have the option of having more variety. Another thing we are doing this year for the first time is a "Pie a Month" (for 6 months) auction. We will be selling raffle tickets, $1 ea or 6 for $5. You will be able to view the items on display before the drawing, which will be held about 11am. We already have quite a number of nice items donated. Crafters from the Estates are ready to "wow" you with their hand crafted items. What a great time to do some Christmas shopping. Come out, visit, support your community and you might even win a door prize. We plan to give one away every 20 minutes or so but you have to be present to win. We hope to see you there! Co-chairs if you have questions: Jane Olson 217-414-1656 Marla Welch 573-465-0050 If you wish to donate to the Raffle, the chair is Marian Young 719-468-4556. ​ Sent 12-03-2018: Birding and Nature - The Birding and Nature group meets tonight at 7. Everyone is welcome. We meet in the library. ​ Sent 12-03-2018: Las Vegas Golf Scramble Reminder - The Annual Las Vegas Golf Scramble still has some slots available for this Saturday’s fun scramble! Play will be limited to 90 players. Sign up in the library ($5.00 cash) until noon Thursday. The stand-by list will be up for any cancellations. Judy Parker ​ Sent 12-02-2018: Kitty needs a home - The owner of the sweet little black kitty has been found but is not able to care for it. Kitten needs a loving home. Comes with carrying cage and other equipment. Contact Karen Peterson. ​ Sent 12-02-2018: Ladies Golf Baked Potato Supper - Sign up for the Ladies Golf Baked Potato Supper Saturday, December 8, 2018 following the Las Vegas Scramble. Social hour 4:30 pm. Dinner 5:00 pm. Sign up in the library. $6.00 per person. Cash Only. Hope to see you there! Glenda Wetherbee ​ Sent 12-02-2018: Is this your Kitty? - It has come to my attention that there has been a little black kitten (probably around 2 mos old) wandering around Sunshine the last couple of days. It has a Silver Sparkly collar with a Bell on it. It has been crying so Karen Peterson has taken it into her home. However, she is looking for the owner. If you know of anyone, either in Sunshine or the RV Park, who may have lost this kitten, please contact Karen. Beth Parrish (for Karen Peterson) ​ Back to Top