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  • 2023-02 Emails | Sunshine Estates

    S EPO Community Emails: February 2023 Sent 2023-02-01: Home For Sale - See the home, 4132 M MO St, on the Sunshine MARKET that is for sale for Robert and Cheryl Ross. - Cindy Shriver, broker/owner, Dream Valley Properties LLC 956-970-0449 Sent 2023-01-06: NOTICE of Board Executive Session, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 - The below will be posted in the SEPO Office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes prior to 1 PM today. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPO BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE to Community Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Immediately after the Board meeting (Regular) in Retzlaff Hall (Board members Only) This is a formal notice to the SEPO community that Board President, Share Nelson, has called a SEPO Board Executive Session, for Board members only, to be held Tuesday, February 7, 2023, immediately after the 1 PM Board meeting (Regular) in Retzlaff Hall. There will be no access permitted into Retzlaff Hall, other than Board members, during this Executive Session. This is a closed session as permitted by Texas law. As stated in Section 4.03 of the SEPO Bylaws, the Board may discuss: Enforcement action in violation of Covenants or Bylaws. - Share Nelson SEPO Board President Sent 2023-02-01: AGENDA for BOARD (Regular) Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2022 @ 1 PM - The agenda for the 1 PM, February 7, 2023 SEPO Board (Regular) meeting is: available to view/print directly from HERE posted on the Sunshine Web site . Valerie will be posting a paper copy prior to 1 PM today: in the SEPO office on the poolside door into Retzlaff the mailboxes ​ Please call with any questions / issues. Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Back to Top

  • Board Mtgs: 2022-2023 (Winter) | sunshine

    SEPO Board Meetings: Regular & Special Agendas - Videos - Minutes (10-2022 thru 03-2023 Winter Season) & SEPO Board Executive Sessions: Summaries (01-10-2023 thru 03-2023) Go directly to the Information you are looking for by clicking an item below. Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2023-02-07) Exec Session Summary (2023-01-10) (NOT ACKNOWLEDGED) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2023-01-10) (UNAPPROVED) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2023-01-10) Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2023-01-10) Residents & Directors Mtg Minutes (2023-01-05) Residents & Directors Mtg Video (2023-01-05) Residents & Directors Mtg Agenda (2023-01-05) Information Mtg Notice (2023-01-03) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-12-13) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-12-13) Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-12-13) Board Mtg (Spec) Minutes (2022-12-12) Board Mtg (Spec) Video (2022-12-12) Board Mtg (Spec) Agenda (2022-12-12) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-11-15) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-11-15) Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-11-15) Board Mtg (Spec) Minutes (2022-11-01) Board Mtg (Spec) Video (2022-11-01) Board Mtg (Spec) Agenda (2022-11-01) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-10-11) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-10-11) Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-10-11) BOARD MEETING (Regular) AGENDA Tue, Feb 7, 2023 @ 1 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2023-02-07) BOARD MEETING (Regular) MINUTES Tue, Jan 10, 2023 @ 1 PM & BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION SUMMARY Tue, Jan 10, 2023, 2022 after 1 PM Board Mtg "Board Members Only" (UNAPPROVED) Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2023-01-10) (UNAPPROVED) Exec Session Summary (2023-01-10) (NOT ACKNOWLEDGED) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2023-01-10) BOARD MEETING (Regular) VIDEO Tue, Jan 10, 2023 @ 1 PM BOARD MEETING (Regular) AGENDA Tue, Jan 10, 2023 @ 1 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2023-01-10) RESIDENTS & DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES Thu, Jan 5, 2023 @ 1 PM Residents & Directors Mtg Minutes (2023-01-05) RESIDENTS & DIRECTORS MEETING VIDEO Thu, Jan 5, 2023 @ 1 PM Residents & Directors Mtg Video (2023-01-05) Residents & Directors Mtg Agenda (2023-01-05) RESIDENTS & DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA Thu, Jan 5, 2023 @ 1 PM INFORMATION MEETING NOTIFICATION Tue, Jan 3, 2023 after Residents Mtg Sent 2022-12-30: NOTIFICATION OF "Information" Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan 3, 2023 - On TUESDAY, Jan 3, immediately after the 1 pm Residents meeting, in Retzlaff Hall only, there will be an Information Meeting to answer questions the community may have concerning the proposed amendments to the Bylaws & Covenants, that are being included in this year's voting ballot. This is NOT a Board meeting. It is an Open Forum for discussion between residents and Board members following many of the same guidelines as in a 'Residents' meeting. Residents can make comments and/or ask questions. When a resident is acknowledged to speak, he/she must wait to be presented with a microphone and then state his/her name before beginning. Anyone speaking should limit their speaking time to be reasonable (2-3 minutes max). If the answer to a question is unknown at meeting time, the topic will be researched and the answer provided to the questioner. There will be no debate with any SEPO Board member. There will be no ‘shout outs’ from residents who haven’t requested to speak. Vulgarity will not be allowed. The speaker shall not make any derogatory comments about any person(s). The speaker will simply state factually what his/her comments / concerns / questions are. SEPO Board Information Mtg Notice (2023-01-03) BOARD MEETING (Regular) MINUTES Tue, Dec 13, 2022 after Residents Mtg Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-12-13) BOARD MEETING (Regular) VIDEO Tue, Dec 13, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-12-13) BOARD MEETING (Regular) AGENDA Tue, Dec 13, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-12-13) BOARD MEETING (Special) MINUTES Tue, Dec 12, 2022 after Residents Mtg Board Mtg (Spec) Minutes (2022-12-12) BOARD MEETING (Special) VIDEO Tue, Dec 12, 2022 after Residents Mtg Board Mtg (Spec) Video (2022-12-12) BOARD MEETING (Special) AGENDA Mon, Dec 12, 2022 after Residents' Mtg Board Mtg (Spec) Agenda (2022-12-12) BOARD MEETING (Regular) MINUTES Tue, Nov 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-11-15) BOARD MEETING (Regular) VIDEO Tue, Nov 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM NOTE: This first few minutes were accidentally muted in the video but are documented in the written minutes above. Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-11-15) BOARD MEETING (Regular) AGENDA Tue, Nov 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-11-15) Board Mtg (Spec) Minutes (2022-11-01) BOARD MEETING (Special) MINUTES Tue, Nov 1, 2022 @ 1 PM BOARD MEETING (Regular) VIDEO Tue, Nov 1, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Spec) Video (2022-11-01) BOARD MEETING (Special) AGENDA Tue, Nov 1, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Spec) Agenda (2022-11-01) BOARD MEETING (Regular) MINUTES Tue, Oct 11, 2022 @ 1 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes (2022-10-11) Board Mtg (Reg) Video (2022-10-11) BOARD MEETING (Regular) VIDEO Tue, Oct 11, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Board Mtg (Reg) Agenda (2022-10-11) BOARD MEETING (Regular) AGENDA Tue, Oct 11, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Back to Top

  • Homes For Sale | Sunshine Estates

    SUNSHINE PROPERTIES FOR SALE All properties listed below are in Harlingen TX, 78550. Please check back periodically for Update s to available Sunshine Properties for Sale. (NOTE: If you were directed to this page from a SEPO email and do not see the home the email referred to, that indicates the home has been sold. Last Updated 02-01-2023 *************** 4132 N Missouri Street (Added 02-01-2023) Homeowner: Robert and Cheryl Ross Contact: Cindy Shriver, Broker/Owner Dream Valley Properties, LLC 956-970-0449 Description: Immaculate two bedroom, two bath, one car garage brick home. Newer appliances. Newer flooring. Backs up to resaca. ​​Pricing: ​$150,000​ ​ SEE PICTURES BELOW *************** 4133 N Missouri Street (Added 01-18-2023) Homeowner: Olson Estate Contact: Cindy Shriver, Broker/Owner Dream Valley Properties, LLC 956-970-0449 Description: Two bedroom, two bath brick home. Spacious inside rooms. Light kitchen cabinetry. Newer roof, ac, furnace. Pricing: $119,900​ ​ SEE PICTURES BELOW *************** 4104 N Missouri Street (Updated 01-12-2023) Homeowner: Margo & Bobby Crouch Contact: Call of Text: 512.423.7855 E-Mail: margokamin@sbcglobal.net Description: Property Type: Single Family Mfgr. Year Built: 1998 2 bed 2 bath 1,196 square feet 4,400 sqft lot Covered Car Port & Breezeway Other info: We purchased November 2019 and renovated main house interior. In 2021 we completely gutted and renovated the detached 12x12 storage building and created nice office/cave/studio. Main House: Covered back deck Covered breezeway between main home and detached studio Carport enough room for a car and a golf cart Convenient second driveway addition Hard wired stereo “Water view” backyard faces the Resaca and trees..private. Conveying: washer / dryer all installed kitchen appliances Butcher block island Updates main house: New modern exterior LED lights main house.2021 Roof Resealed home and studio and comes with warranty 2021 Added new high end large Gutters Around entire structure 2021 Termites treatment 2021 w/option to take over warranty. Fully resolved!! Installed brand new Air handler 2020 Relocated rewired and added new copper connections to air conditioner 2020 New hot water heater August 2022 ..Comes with warranty New Disposal 2021 New Reverse osmosis water system and faucet in kitchen 2021 New Bathroom kitchen main faucets 2021 New August 2022 Relocated fuse and upgraded adding electrical grounding outside ..comes with warranty Releveled 2021/2022 one corner of the house ..comes with 9 years of warranty remaining New light fixtures in living room dining room 2019 All new flooring throughout house vinyl plank 2019 Doggie door installed in back door for pet friendly households 2019 Brand new door locks entire house and studio 2020 Studio: 12x12 Fully gutted top to bottom 2021.Updated, sealed roof Added gutters New insulation and walls New recessed lighting New vinyl plank flooring Brand new window air conditioner New door Pricing: Reduced to $145,000 SEE PICTURES BELOW NOTE: The fence in the backyard is not included in the sale of our home. It will be coming down when we move. *************** 4341 N Kansas Street (Updated 01-18-2023) Homeowner: Steve Valmassoi Contact: Cindy Shriver, Broker/Owner Dream Valley Properties, LLC 956-970-0449 Description: ​ Stick built home, 800 square foot. Two bedrooms One and a half baths Spacious kitchen (everything stays) Open front room Excellent windows throughout the house Nice flooring throughout the house Central AC and Heat Two remote ceiling fans Very nice ceilings Carport small garage. You own Your Land. Lots of amenities at this 55 and older gated community Pricing: Reduced to $92,000​ SEE PICTURES BELOW Back to Sale/Rent Page

  • Board Mtgs (Exec): 2022-2023 (Winter) | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO Board Executive Sessions (Notices - Summaries: to Sunshine Community (10-01-2022 thru 03-31-2023 Winter Season) Go directly to the Information you are looking for by clicking an item below. Board Exec Sessions Summaries (Ongoing from 2023-01-10) Board Exec Session Notice (2023-02-07) Board Exec Session Notice (2023-01-10) Board Exec Session Minutes (2022-12-06) Board Exec Session Notice (2022-12-06) Board Exec Session Notes (2022-11-01) Board Exec Session Notice (2022-11-01) Board Exec Session Notes (2022-10-11) Board Exec Session Notice (2022-10-11) Ongoing from Jan 10, 2023 all future Executive Session 'Summaries' can be found HERE . Executive Session 'Notices' can still be found on this page. Board Exec Sessions Summaries (Ongoing from 2023-01-10) **************************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notice Tue, Feb 7, 2023, 2022 after 1 PM Board Mtg "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notice (2023-02-07) **************************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notice Tue, Jan 10, 2023, 2022 after 1 PM Board Mtg "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notice (2023-01-10) Board Exec Session Minutes (2022-12-06) ******************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Minutes to Community Tues, Dec 6, 2022 @ 1 PM "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notice (2022-12-06) **************************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notice Tue, Dec 6, 2022 @ 1PM "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notes (2022-11-01) ******************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notes to Community Tues, Nov 1, 2022 after Board Mtg "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notice (2022-11-01) **************************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notice Tue, Nov 1, 2022, after Board Mtg "Board Members Only" ******************** BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION Notes to Community Tues, Oct 11, after Board Mtg "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notes (2022-10-11) **************************** BOARD EXECTIVE SESSION Notice Tue, Oct 11, 2022 "Board Members Only" Board Exec Session Notice (2022-10-11) Back to Top

  • 2023 Emails | Sunshine Estates

    This page will direct you to the pages that contain E-Mails sent to the SEPO Community from Jan 1, 2023 to Current Day. Click on the ICON depicting the year and month the SEPO E-News E-Mails were sent. ​2023 - February ​2023 - January

  • 2022-12 Emails | Sunshine Estates

    S EPO Community E-Mails: December 2022 Sent 2022-12-31: PLEASE READ NOW - DETAIL UPDATE: WC NYE Party - TIME CHANGE FOR OPENING OF DOORS: Doors will open at 7:30 this evening. As always there will be no reserving of spots at a table. First Come - First to Pick a Spot. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-31: REMINDER: Details for tonight (since some of you have been calling) - As a reminder - Here are the details for tonight's WC NYE Party. ​ Time: 8 PM to 11 PM (witness the East Coast ball drop @ 11) Doors will open at 7:45 sharp for you early birds. Where: Retzlaff Hall FOOD: Please bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. (And please label if it contains nuts, shellfish or other items people may be allergic to.) Tables will be set up to hold your goodies. BEVERAGES: Coffee, Water and Ice provided. Everything else is BYO. TABLEWEAR: Paper plates, plasticware and napkins provided. BACKDROP FOR PICTURE TAKING: You are encouraged to capture some ‘kodak moments’ of the evening. We’ll have multiple ‘props’ available to spruce up your pictures. MUSIC & DANCING: You will hear some of your favorite tunes (both oldies and newbies) all night long. SUPRISES: So as not to spoil the fun, we're not going to go into any details about this portion of the evening. But we think it’ll be a ‘hoot’. ​ Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-31: WC: New Residents Party Info - Dear Neighbors, Each year to welcome our new residents, the Woman’s Club hosts a new homeowner resident’s party. Our theme this year is How Sweet It Is! We will be having this event on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The doors of Retzlaff Hall will open at 4 PM. We plan on having new resident introductions around 4:30, followed by a meal catered by the Koffee Klatch. We will have music and dancing provided by DJ Doug and his Lovely Assistant. Plus, a few door prizes for our new residents. As always, the new homeowners will receive a hand delivered invitation soon with instructions on how to RSVP to the event at no cost. We will have virtual tickets available for $12 in the library with a sign up sheet about 10 days prior to the event. We look forward to a fun night of fellowship with all of our neighbors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely Yours, Pam Davis 214-516-4844 Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 Sent 2022-12-30: Wind Screen Installation for Tennis/Pickleball - A few years ago some of our giving residents purchased a netting to put up around the tennis/pickleball court in order to allow us to play on those really windy days. That original net has since been replaced by SEPO. ​ A few of us went to the courts a couple of weeks ago and hoisted that screen up. This is not an easy job as you can see from the pictures on the Web site HERE . But then we had a picnic in the pavilion. So the day wasn't all work. And although those of you who used to watch us play from the outside of the fence can't do that anymore, we are able to actually play now on those windy days. ​ If you are so inclined, come join us and play tennis and/or pickleball. Tennis starts at 8 am on Mon, Wed & Fri. Pickleball starts at 8:30 am on Tue & Thu. Just show up to play. We have a great time and get lots of 'fun' exercise. - Lisha & Steve Johnson ​ Sent 2022-12-30: Better LATE than NEVER: WC Caroling Pics - I knew this was going to take some time - and it surely did this evening. It was still light out when I started this endeavor. But, I finally got pictures and videos that a lot of you sent me (and that I took myself) from that wonderful night of Caroling around the streets of Sunshine. ​ I personally want to give a huge thanks to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU who participated in this festive night of singing, dancing and smiling. It sure did look like great fun. ​ And without further delay, I have posted everything on the Sunshine Web site under the Events Tab HERE . ​ !!!!! ENJOY !!!!! - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-30: Sunshine Home for Rent - Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to see our home that is for rent. Sam Davis ​ Sent 2022-12-30: NOTIFICATION OF "Information" Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan 3, 2023 - On TUESDAY, Jan 3, immediately after the 1 pm Residents meeting, in Retzlaff Hall only, there will be an Information Meeting to answer questions the community may have concerning the proposed amendments to the Bylaws & Covenants, that are being included in this year's voting ballot. This is NOT a Board meeting. It is an Open Forum for discussion between residents and Board members following many of the same guidelines as in a 'Residents' meeting. Residents can make comments and/or ask questions. When a resident is acknowledged to speak, he/she must wait to be presented with a microphone and then state his/her name before beginning. Anyone speaking should limit their speaking time to be reasonable (2-3 minutes max). If the answer to a question is unknown at meeting time, the topic will be researched and the answer provided to the questioner. There will be no debate with any SEPO Board member. There will be no ‘shout outs’ from residents who haven’t requested to speak. Vulgarity will not be allowed. The speaker shall not make any derogatory comments about any person(s). The speaker will simply state factually what his/her comments / concerns / questions are. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-30: AGENDA for "Residents" Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 @ 1PM - The agenda for the Jan 3, 2023 "Residents" meeting can be accessed directly from HERE OR on the Web site HERE . It will be posted outside the SEPO office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes soon. Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-30: AGENDA for "Residents & Directors" Meeting on Thursday, Jan 5, 2023 @ 1PM - The agenda for the Jan 5, 2023 'Residents & Directors" meeting can be accessed directly from here OR on the Web site here . I have also posted this agenda outside the SEPO office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes. Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-28: WC: NYE setup in the hall - I just wanted to remind everyone that signup for the NYE party is closed. ​ And also, with so many things going on even this last week of the year, if there is anything that will be taking place in the hall between now and 4 PM NYE, please do not disturb the table setup in the hall. Those who did the Christmas dinner were nice enough to leave it the way they had it since the NYE party will be using the same format. NYE - Here we come !!! - Beth Parrish WC NYE Party Co-Chair ​ Sent 2022-12-28: Christmas Bird Count - The Christmas Bird Count will take place this Saturday, December 31. The Bird Count is a national volunteer event. Every species and bird is counted. Results are tabulated throughout the United States. The results are an indication of how well or poorly the bird population is doing. The Sunshine Birding and Nature Group has participated in this event for many years. We will assemble at the Gazebo on Texas Avenue at 7:30 a.m. We will be divided into groups with assigned areas to cover. We need bird identifiers, bird sighters, and tally keepers. No special talent is needed for the last 2 jobs listed. We will go out on foot, in golf carts, and in cars. Bring binoculars. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please join us. For more information contact Ralph Peterson. ​ Sent 2022-12-28: AED Automatic External Defibrillator - Dear Friends - Now that the weather is better, I have returned the AED to its normal location - this being - by the pool and more precisely on the wall to the right of the double doors - as you look at the Library / Office from the pool. It is in a box mounted on the wall - and it is so marked. The equipment is up to date. Any questions - call me Lenore 956 245 1276 PS: Drowning Victims items: (not toys) - preferred safety items Long pole with curved top (Shepherd's Crook) Ring Buoy with throw with a tow rope Remember THROW - Don't go! and Call 911 -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Sent 2022-12-27: SEPO Election 2023 Ballots: Ready for Resident Review (and questions for the Board) - Your SEPO Board of Directors have spent many hours reviewing our governing documents (Covenants and Bylaws) in order to ensure they are in accordance with TX law. We have also been busy preparing changes which we have agreed will benefit our community and that you will have the opportunity to vote on for the Feb 21, 2023 election. You will be receiving your ballots sometime after the Jan 5, 2023 "Residents & Directors" meeting. They are currently available for you to review from the Sunshine Web site HERE . Links to the current Covenants and Bylaws documents can also be found on this Web page. An informational meeting will be held next Tuesday, Jan 3, immediately after the Residents meeting is adjourned to explain these possible changes and to answer any questions you might have. I urge you to be as fully informed as possible before you return your ballots. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-26: To Clarify - NEED VERIFICATION by noon, Dec 30, 2022: Directories in preparation for sending SEPO Ballots - Thanks so much to those of you have replied already. However, we do need everyone to reply to both questions. Will you please verify that both your Sunshine address AND your Away address (if you have one) are correct. Please reply 'yes' or 'no' to this item. If 'no' to either or both, please supply the correct information to myself at marlene1947@live.com or sepoenews@gmail.com . Please let us know if you WANT YOUR BALLOT MAILED TO YOUR SUNSHINE or AWAY ADDRESS. Please reply "send to Sunshine" OR "send Away". Thanks again for helping us to ensure you receive your ballot envelope timely in order for you to return them to the Office by 1 PM on Feb 21, 2023. Marlene Hall (2023 SEPO Election Committee Chairperson) Beth Parrish (SEPO Board Secretary) ​ &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ​ Hi I'm Marlene Hall. I am the Chairperson for the 2023 SEPO Election Committee. The SEPO Directories (sorted by Name & by Address AND a listing of Resident's emails) were updated on the Sunshine Web site yesterday (Dec 25, 2022). You can find the following on the Sunshine Web site page HERE : Dir by Name Dir by Address Email Addresses ​ As first steps in preparing to send the ballots to you for the upcoming election, I'm asking you to do two (2) things. Will you please verify that both your Sunshine address AND your Away address (if you have one) are correct. Please reply 'yes' or 'no' to this item. If 'no' to either or both, please supply the correct information to myself at marlene1947@live.com or to sepoenews@gmail.com . We will be mailing ballots to all homeowners shortly after the Jan 5, 2023 'Residents & Directors' meeting. The ballots need to be in the Election Committee's hands no later than 1 PM on Feb 21, 2023 or they will not be included in the count. Please let us know if you WANT YOUR BALLOT MAILED TO YOUR SUNSHINE or AWAY ADDRESS. NOTE: It would be great if you would reply "send to Sunshine Address" OR "send to Away Address". That way we will know who we may need to contact with this question. ​ If you have any questions about any of the items above, please contact me @ 641-351-9973. ​ Marlene Hall 2023 SEPO Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2022-12-26: LOST: My cat's Red Harness - I guess my cat got spooked yesterday and wandered off, but fortunately she has been found. However, she must have pulled out of her harness. It was attached to a small board. If anyone comes across it, my number is 218 329 1635. Thanks. Steve Holten ​ Sent 2022-12-26: FINAL REMINDER: WC NYE Party - Ticket Sales ending - We hope that everyone had a great Christmas !!! But now that Christmas is in the rear view mirror, it's time to look ahead to bringing in the New Year this coming Saturday evening in Retzlaff Hall. This is your FINAL REMINDER to purchase your NYE Party tickets. We will be taking down the signup sheets in the Library this Wed (12-28) at 8 PM. Tickets are $5 per person. It's simple; signup on the attendance sheet, put your money in the envelope provided and drop it into the NYE Party box. All other details about this exciting event are below. Please call either of us with any questions. Hope to see you all there. ​ Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-24: Activities: SEPO Calendar & 2-pager - I spent most of yesterday and three hrs this morning working on Web site updates. I was sooooo far behind on this due to my work on a little Board task of preparing for the upcoming Feb election. So I hope you can cut me some slack. :) I have made a lot of progress on the Web site but do have a way to go yet. If you see anything currently on the site that needs correcting, please let me know. I did want to let everyone know that the SEPO Calendar and the 2-pager are both new on the Web site as of this hour. We've just gone through a Super Busy December, with some more events still to come before yearend. And during the upcoming months of Jan thru Mar things don't look like they will be slowing down any. What Fun!!! ​ I'm asking everyone to please look at these two documents carefully to make sure your activities / events are listed correctly on each of them. If something needs added, adjusted etc. please let Valerie (she does the calendar) and/or me (I do the 2-pager based on the calendar) know. ​ Thx in advance for doing this for me (and her). - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-23: Communicating SEPO and non-SEPO Activities/Events - Your SEPO Board does NOT sanction the facebook page titled "Sunshine CCE Residents". And it was not created at the request of the Women's Club. It is a private group created and controlled by a resident. The Board is looking at develop something, i.e. a facebook page, to meet Sunshine residents needs of announcing social events in and around Sunshine. And to wish your friends Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary etc. A fun place to post. A few days ago, the SEPO Board created a new area on a bulletin board in the library where offsite activities can be advertised, and signup sheets displayed. It is located just to the right of the Women's Club activities signup area. Each offsite item posted must include who is organizing the event, location, cost, date and telephone number of who to contact for more information. As a final Note: Any new communications channels DO NOT take the place of current SEPO communications channels; emails, Web site and Newsletter (HERE ). ​ Stay tuned for more to come concerning this. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-23: AED & Cold Weather: It is being moved - The AED cannot withstand these cold temps without a suitable cabinet per care and operation. Cold weather can significantly affect its performance for a rescue situation. Therefore, I am taking it (4137 North Minnesota Street) for a few days. We do not expect to not be at home - in case of..... If anyone has an emergency - you should immediately call 911 as you would have done anyway if you had needed the AED! -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2022-12-22: WC: Valley Voices - The Women's Club sponsored the 'Valley Voices' Christmas Concert in the Retzlaff Hall earlier this week. Thanks to Jill Ventrello (WC Activities Director) who brought this group to the attention of SEPO. It was very professionally done - Tuxes and everything. And it was fantastic. You can also see pictures (complementary from one of your neighbors) on the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Beth Parrish SEPO Communications 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-22: WC Minutes: Oct, Nov & Dec 2022 - The Women's Club meeting minutes from Oct 2022 (approved) Nov 2022 (approved) Dec 2022 (unapproved) have all been placed on the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Karen Baase WC Secretary ​ Sent 2022-12-22: Residents (Former) Passing - Joy Moore, former resident, passed away on Nov 23, 2022. (SEPO Office) Millie Noonan, former resident and multi-year renter after residing here, passed away on Dec 21, 2022 (by Nancy Johns). ​ Sent 2022-12-22: WC Caroling: Need Pics and Videos to share Hi all - I took lots of pictures last year when the carolers were out, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to that this year. I'm asking any of you who will be out and about this evening 'singing in' or 'just around' the carolers to take pictures and / or videos and send them to me at sepoenews@gmail.com so I can share them with the community. Thx. - Beth Parrish SEPO Communications 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-22: FINAL REMINDER: JAN 2023 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Dec 24, 2022 - Due to the Newsletter article submission deadline being on Christmas Eve, Dec 24, I'm sending the FINAL reminder that next month's Newsletter articles are due by the 24th of this month a day earlier than normal. If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Jan 2023 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on Dec 24, at the latest. The Newsletter Guidelines, which were updated on August 23, 2022, are posted on the Web site HERE . Please call with questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2022-12-22: REMINDER - WC: NYE Party - I know everyone is busy getting ready for primarily two things: Christmas (what fun) and the approaching cold weather (boooo). But I wanted to remind everyone to be sure and take time out of your busy day and get over to the library to signup for the WC NYE Party. I took the signup stuff to the Women's Club meeting last Friday and then posted everything in the library after the meeting. We've got quite a few on the signup sheet. But there's certainly room for lots more. In case you missed the original email, I've repeated all of the details again. We hope to see your bright and shining faces there. Day/Date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 (DUH) Time: 8 PM to 11 PM (witness the East Coast ball drop @ 11) Where: Retzlaff Hall Price: $5 per person FOOD: Please bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. (And please label if it contains nuts, shellfish or other items people may be allergic to.) Tables will be set up to hold your goodies. BEVERAGES: Coffee, Water and Ice provided. Everything else is BYO. TABLEWEAR: Paper plates, plasticware and napkins provided. BACKDROP FOR PICTURE TAKING: You are encouraged to capture some ‘kodak moments’ of the evening. We’ll have multiple ‘props’ available to spruce up your pictures. MUSIC & DANCING: You will hear some of your favorite tunes (both oldies and newbies) all night long. SUPRISES: So as not to spoil the fun, we're not going to go into any details about this portion of the evening. But we think it’ll be a ‘hoot’. SIGNUP: In the library. Signup Sheet on the Easel - Sign your name(s), # of persons attending and check off if you have paid or not. Envelope (which has been moved directyly under the signup sheet) - Fill out the stamped area. Don’t forget to insert your money. ($5/person) Drop it into the box marked New Years Eve Party (and NOT Christmas Dinner) Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-22: SEPO Employees Time Off - The SEPO Employees will be taking time off for the holidays (as per the Employee Handbook) as follows: For Christmas they will be off - Fri, Dec 23 and Mon, Dec 26 For New Years they will be off - Fri, Dec 30 and Mon, Jan 2 The office will be closed on those days. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-21: Rock Painting Club: Mtg Info & Pics - Thank you to all that attended our 19 Dec Sunshine Rock Club. Our next meeting is January 9th, Monday, from 1-3 pm in Retzlaff Hall. Waynette Kennedy provided "Mandalas" (otherwise known as "dot painting") instructions, on the 19th of December. Pictures are on the Sunshine Web site on the Rocking Painting page (which is under the Amenities tab) - HERE . Lots of talented ladies in our Rock Club! Thank you Waynette! - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-12-20: Garden Club: Tips (Before & After a Freeze) - It's disheartening, but we do have a need for the knowledge provided in this email. I want to thank one of our Sunshine neighbors, Debbie Gossman, for supplying me with two documents concerning Plants and Freezing: What to do 'before' and 'after' a freeze. They are on the Web site HERE where they can be both viewed or printed. The Garden Club Web page (under the Amenities Tab) is also in the process of being spruced up by Beth. So watch for more info and pics getting placed out there. - Susanne Ulrich ​ Sent 2022-12-20: SEPO 2023 Election: Board Candidates & BIOs The SEPO Board Nomination Committee, consisting of Janis McFee, Derek McFee, Sue Swidryk, Marian Young, are pleased to submit the following Candidates names, in alphabetical order: Linda Davis, Jim Kennedy, Thomas Perrier, Lyn Swonger and Frank Tewell, for the 2023 election of the SEPO Board of Directors. All 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 have attached the BIOs we received from each Candidate. 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 2023 ballot. The Nominating Committee will make that motion during the January 2023 SEPO Residents & Directors meeting. Linda Davis Jim Kennedy Thomas Perrier Lyn Swonger Frank Tewell This announcement, along with the Candidates’ BIOs, are being posted outside the SEPO Office and on the Sunshine Web site HERE today. Please Contact Janis McFee with any questions - 807-598-1715 ​ Sent 2022-12-20: REMINDER & Route: Christmas Caroling this Thursday, Dec 22 - The practices are complete, and it is just about time for the carolers to show off their Christmas spirit and their voices. The fun and frivolity will be this Thursday, Dec 22 starting about 4:30pm. The route is set and we will be stopping at the Sunshine homes listed here: First stop: 1945 W Montana Second stop: 4140 Missouri Third stop: 4117 Nebraska Fourth stop: 1941 Indiana Cir Fifth stop: 1916 Iowa Sixth stop: 4329 Minnesota Seventh stop: 4217 Minnesota Eighth stop: 1945 Michigan We sure do hope everyone will enjoy! - Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2022-12-18: Rock Painting Club Info for Mon, Dec 19 - To all Sunshine Rock Club members, our next Rock Club meeting is December 19th. ​ NOTE: Meeting will be from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, for this meeting ONLY. We will need to evacuate promptly as there is a previously scheduled event that starts at 3pm. Our own Waynette Kennedy will be demonstrating "beginner" Mandalas! Stylist tool & other materials will be available for all. QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact me @ 309-781-3479. P.S I forgot to mention there will be nice "door prizes"! Come join the fun! - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-12-18: REMINDER - WC: Valley Voices Concert this Tuesday, Dec 20 - Just a reminder to come join us this Tuesday. See below for details. - Jill Ventrello Sent 2022-12-18: REMINDER: Toys for Tots - final pickup on Monday - As a reminder, Harlingen PD is coming Monday, Dec 19, for the last pick-up of your Toys for Tots donations. And many thanks to the Sunshine community's generosity so far. Thanks - Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2022-12-17: REMINDER: Food Drive ending Monday - Monday will be the last day to donate food. Thank you to all who participated in the holiday food drive. - Deb Jones ​ Sent 2022-12-17: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Regular) Minutes, Dec 13, 2022 - The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Dec 13, 2022 Board Meeting (Regular), can be found HERE . The minutes can also be viewed/printed directly from this link . They will be posted in the office on Monday (12-20). Please call with any issues or questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-17: REMINDER - WC: Breakfast on Dec 17, 2022 - ​ Pam Adams cell 615-668-3145 and text Sent 2022-12-17: REMINDER: JAN 2023 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day Dec 24, 2022 - Here's the first reminder that next month's Newsletter articles are due by the 24th of this month. If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Dec 2022 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on Dec 24, at the latest. The Newsletter Guidelines, which were updated on August 23, 2022, are posted on the Web site HERE . Please call with questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-15: WC: NYE Party - Details and Signup Info - Hi All – We hope you have your calendars marked to attend the Women's Club NYE Party. Day/Date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 (DUH) Time: 8 PM to 11 PM (witness the East Coast ball drop @ 11) Where: Retzlaff Hall Price: $5 per person FOOD: Please bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. (And please label if it contains nuts, shellfish or other items people may be allergic to.) Tables will be set up to hold your goodies. BEVERAGES: Coffee, Water and Ice provided. Everything else is BYO. TABLEWEAR: Paper plates, plasticware and napkins provided. BACKDROP FOR PICTURE TAKING: You are encouraged to capture some ‘kodak moments’ of the evening. We’ll have multiple ‘props’ available to spruce up your pictures. MUSIC & DANCING: You will hear some of your favorite tunes (both oldies and newbies) all night long. SUPRISES: So as not to spoil the fun, we're not going to go into any details about this portion of the evening. But we think it’ll be a ‘hoot’. SIGNUP: Virtual Signup starts at 11 AM - Friday, Dec 16, in the library. Signup Sheet on the Easel - Sign your name(s), # of persons attending and check off if you have paid or not. Envelope - Fill out the stamped area. Don’t forget to insert your money. ($5/person) Drop it into the box marked New Years Eve Party (and NOT Christmas Dinner) We have limited space available, so get over there and sign up early. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-15: REMINDER: Women’s Club Meeting this Friday & Ugly Sweater Contest - Women’s Club Meeting Friday 12/16/2022 Starting at 9am We will have coffee and apple fritters and donuts.  But something for holiday fun! We're going to do an “Ugly Sweater Contest” So please join in the fun! At Retzlaff Hall - Vicky Leroy-Krueger ​ Sent 2022-12-15: VIDEOS & MINUTES from Various Meetings/Exec Sessions - The minutes from the Dec 6, 2022 Board Executive Session are now available HERE . The minutes from the Dec 12, 2022 Special Board meeting are now available HERE . The minutes from the Dec 13, 2022 Regular Board meeting are still 'in process'. The videos from both the Dec 12, 2022 Special Board meeting and the Dec 13, 2022 Regular Board meeting are now available HERE . The video from the Dec 12, 2022 Residents meeting is now available HERE . Please contact me with any issues/questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-13: Thank You & Reminder - Thank you to all who attended our Residents’ Meeting yesterday. In the rush of a very busy day, I didn’t take the time to thank Vicky Leroy Krueger and our Women’s Club for the refreshments they provided in honor of our employees. Everything looked beautiful and was very well done. Another thanks to Eileen Anderson who provided the beautifully decorated card box for cards for the employees. It will remain in the office for awhile in the event there are those who have not had an opportunity to add their cards. As a reminder, that card box is for you to show how much you appreciate all that our employees do for us here at SEPO. Please address your card(s) to the employee(s) you are recognizing. When the time is right, all items collected will be gathered and distributed to whoever it is addressed to. It was so good to see you and hear from you. Be sure to join in for club activities and events that are coming. - Share Nelson ​ Sent 2022-12-15: Women’s Club Meeting this Friday & Ugly Sweater Contest - Women’s Club Meeting Friday 12/16/2022 Starting at 9am We will have coffee and apple fritters and donuts.  But something for holiday fun! We're going to do an “Ugly Sweater Contest” So please join in the fun! At Retzlaff Hall - Vicky Leroy-Krueger Sent 2022-12-12: REMINDER: Garden Club mtg - Garden Club Speaker at Retzlaff Hall Tuesday, December 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Topic: Protecting Plants from Frost and Freeze Conditions Everyone is welcome, see you Tuesday evening. - Susanne Ulrich and the rest of the Garden Club ​ Sent 2022-12-12: Notification about SCCE FA Meeting - On Wednesday Dec 14 @ 5:30 in Retzlaff Hall the SCCE Fishing Association will having its monthly meeting for, participants and newcomers that may be interested in learning more about the many styles of saltwater fishing, tackle to use, places to go and everything related to fishing and outdoor activities in the RGA. This meeting we will be taking orders for shirts Hats and collecting the Lifetime due of $10. We are having a speaker Charter Captain Joseph From Port Mansfield to enlighten us on Angling styles. Please come and Join us. We would like your input for future meeting topics. Hope to see you there. All are welcome. Bill Peterson President if you have any questions feel free to call me @ 309-945-2108 ​ Sent 2022-12-12: Christmas Dinner planning meeting - Dear Friends If you have signed up to help or would like the opportunity: Please join us in the Library for a review of Christmas dinner plans. Wednesday 14 December 2022 3:30pm Thanks PS The Head Elf at the Police Dept sends warm regards & thanks for all the wonderful gifts. for Toys For Tots/ We have filled 3 boxes plus. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Mari Tennent 616 260 0506 Elves, Inc ​ Sent 2022-12-11: Please come to the Residents' Mtg on Monday @ 1 PM for ...... - Please come to the Resident’s Meeting on Monday, Dec 12 @ 1 PM in Retzlaff Hall where we will be introducing our employees and will hear a brief statement from each as to their life and experience here at Sunshine. Women’s Club is providing refreshments following the meeting in their honor. There will be a card box for any of you who wish to give them a short note or otherwise express your appreciation to them. I’m sure knowing our residents value them will mean a lot to Valerie, Lupe, Manny, Lalo and Joe. - SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-09: AGENDA for BOARD (Special) Meeting on Monday, Dec 12, 2022 after Residents' Mtg - The agenda for the 'Hybrid' Dec 12, 2022 Board meeting (Special) that will immediately follow the Residents' meeting can be accessed directly from HERE or on the Web site HERE . Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes by 1:30 PM today. - Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-08: MARKET: Home for Sale - Please go to the Sunshine Market: Homes for Sale page to see a picture from our Deck and several Videos of our home that is for sale. - Roy & Deb Robins 4129 N MN 956-230-3115 ​ Sent 2022-12-08: WC: Breakfast on Dec 17, 2022 - Pam Adams Office 615-895-8000 PREFERRED cell 615-668-3145 and text http://pam@pamandtonyadams.com http://pamandtonyadams.com Sent 2022-12-08: Art and Craft Sale - You're invited to my Art and Craft Sale! Sat Dec 10th. 9 am to 1 pm. 4148 No. Missouri St - Shirley Servos ​ Sent 2022-12-08: WC: New Residents' party - Dear Neighbors, Each year to welcome our new residents, the Women’s Club hosts a new homeowner residents' party. Our theme this year is How Sweet It Is! We will be having this event on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The doors of Retzlaff Hall will open at 4 PM. We plan on having new resident introductions around 4:30, followed by a meal catered by the Koffee Klatch. We will have music and dancing provided by DJ Doug and his Lovely Assistant. Plus, a few door prizes for our new residents. As always, the new homeowners will receive a hand-delivered invitation soon with instructions on how to RSVP to the event at no cost. We will have virtual tickets available for $12 in the library with a signup sheet about 10 days prior to the event. We look forward to a fun night of fellowship with all of our neighbors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely Yours, Pam Davis 214-516-4844 Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2022-12-07: SEPO Staff Recognition - If you have read the Agenda for next Monday's (Dec 12) Residents' meeting (or even if you haven't read it yet), a portion of this meeting includes SEPO employee introductions. This is a perfect time for you to show how much you appreciate all they do for us here at SEPO by dropping a card, note etc into the box provided at the meeting. Please address your item(s) to the employee(s) you are recognizing. All items collected will be gathered after the meeting and distributed to whoever it is addressed to. Thx in advance for taking part in this little piece of giving back to them. Share Nelson & the rest of the SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-07: REMINDER: Coffee & Donuts in the Library every Thursday, 8 am to 10 am - As a reminder, there will be Coffee & Donuts available in the Library from 8 am to 10 am every Thursday for $1. This will continue thru March 2023. Please come check it out. Visit with current friends/neighbors and possibly make some new friends. - Valerie Basaldua, SEPO Office ​ Sent 2022-12-07: AGENDA for BOARD (Regular) Meeting on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 @ 1 PM - The agenda for the 'Hybrid' Board Meeting (Regular) on Dec 13, 2022 at 1 PM can be accessed directly from HERE and on the Web site HERE . Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes by 1 PM today. - Beth Parrish, 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-07: AGENDA for Residents Meeting on Monday, Dec 12, 2022 @ 1 PM - The agenda for the 'Hybrid' Dec 12, 2022 Residents meeting at 1 PM can be accessed directly from HERE and on the Web site HERE . Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes by 1 PM today. PLEASE NOTE: In Agenda Item #7 - SEPO CLUB/COMMITTEE INFORMATION/REPORTS – Please notify the SEPO Board Secretary prior to the meeting if you WILL NOT be at the meeting. Women’s Club – President, Vicky Krueger - Club information (Purpose, Officers, Mtgs, etc) Activities Director, Jill Ventrello – Information about upcoming events. Neighborhood Watch/CERT – Lenore Combs Architectural Control Committee (ACC) – Terry Lacy Rock Painting Club – Karren Amos Fishing Club – Bill Peterson Sunshine Garden Club – Susanne Ulrich Sunshine Birding & Nature Club – Tom Stone Quilting (Killer Bees) – Jan Baethke Sunshine Gift & Memorial Club – Vickie Jones Woodshop – Chuck McEvoy Golf Events – Men’s Golf League – Rocky Lockwood/Matt Lyne Women’s Golf League – Deloris Pearcy Special Golf Events/Tournaments (i.e., GNDGT) – Event Chairperson SEPO Communications – Beth Parrish - Beth Parrish, 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-07: SEPO: November 2022 Financials The November 2022 Financials are posted on the Sunshine Website HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. - Mark Owen SEPO Treasurer ​ Sent 2022-12-06: Resident Appreciation Event (from the SEPO Employees) - I am pleased to announce that myself and the staff here at the Sunshine Estates would like to show our gratitude for everything that this community has done for us. The Community has always gone out of their way to make us feel valued and appreciated. Truly giving us the opportunity to make connections and build relationships with most of you. For that we are forever grateful. We would like to invite you to come out Friday Dec 9, 2022 8am-10am to the Library for Tamales From Delias along with coffee and other beverages. Sincerely, - Valerie Basaldua Office Manager ​ Sent 2022-12-05: Sunshine Activities: Details Updated - Are you getting confused about what activities are coming up and what the details concerning them are. Well, I hope I can help with that. ​ I spent most of Sunday updating the Web site with lots of info. In reference to the above I believe the WC Activities page now contains, in chronological order, all of the info sent to you previously in SEPO emails. There's lots going on in December and on into 2023. The summary page is also a great spot to get info on all of the other type of activities going on here in Sunshine. Be sure and click on the various links on this page to go to more detailed info. ​ Anytime when you are out there working your way through the Web site, please take note of any missing or inaccurate information. As I always say, this is YOUR Web site to let the world know about us and how much fun we have here. Help me to promote it for all of you. Please call w/questions or issues. - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: s unshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-05: WC: Bake Sale Reminder about Donations - In case you might have missed the below in the December Newsletter AND as a reminder that we need your 'goodies' donations this Friday, please read on. ​ Mark your calendar for the Women's Club Bake Sale on Sat Dec 10th from 8 to 11 am in Retzlaff Hall. Get out those cookbooks and favorite recipes and make your favorite holiday goodies for this event. Donations must be labeled* and priced. *(Note any nuts) and may be dropped off at Retzlaff Hall between 5 and 7 pm on Fri Dec 9th. Thanks in advance for your generous donations. On Saturday morning come purchase these holiday goodies including homemade candy ..cookies ..jams ..jellies ..salsa and so much more. There will also be sweet rolls and coffee served for a $1 donation. The Wetherbees will once again be making Lefse for us during the Bake Sale. There will be a raffle and door prizes to add to the fun! Come join us for a fun filled morning - visit with your Sunshine neighbors and enjoy the goodies and fellowship. - Terry DeBackere.. chairman ​ Sent 2022-12-05: 2023 HOA Assessments (now on Web site) - This is a follow-up to a SEPO email sent to everyone on Nov 17 concerning the 2023 HOA Assessments. I have put all of that information on the Sunshine Web site under the Residents' section in the "SEPO Financials: By Year" tab . Hope this helps everyone to have this info handy to reference at any time. Call w/questions or issues. - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-04: WC: NYE Party - For a Good Time: Come Party With Us - Can you believe it! Four short weeks from today we'll be shuffling out the Old Year and hosting in the New Year. WOW - 2023 is almost here. So be sure and mark your calendars, and plan to attend, the Women's Club NYE Party. The committee is currently in the planning stages. We do know it won’t be fancy, but it should be a fun time for everyone. I can tell you the party is: Sunday, Dec 31 (DUH) From 8 PM to 11 PM (see below) In Retzlaff Hall Music, Dancing and other Surprises (definitely still planning) And what would a party be without food and drink Virtual signup will begin soon in the Library I know some of you might be asking - why end at 11 and not midnight? Ending this party a little early will give everyone the opportunity to; go home and go to bed OR watch the central time zone ball drop on TV in the comfort of their own homes in their jammies OR go to another party! 😊 Please watch for event details in sepoenews as they are finalized. Hope to see you there!!! - Denise Utterback & Beth Parrish (Committee Co-Chairs) ​ Sent 2022-12-04: SEPO Calendar & 2-Pager - I have printed a copy of the SEPO Calendar and put it on the Sunshine Web site HERE . You will notice the link to the 2-Pager isn't working right now as I'm in the process of updating that document and, rather than have inaccurate info out there, I have disabled the link. It will be back out there by EOD Tues next week, if not before. If you have any questions with what is scheduled on the SEPO Calendar please contact the Office. - Beth Parrish, Web site Admin 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-04: REMINDER: Scheduling of SEPO Activities, Meetings etc. - The Winter Season here are Sunshine is always very busy. And particularly in the month of December there seems to be something going on every week - if not more often. ​ This is a 'reminder' to everyone to be sure and complete an Activity Request form , per the 'Activity Request Process' defined HERE . ​ This is the only way to ensure there are no conflicts with 'when' and 'how' you want to utilize various areas throughout Sunshine. This is also how the SEPO Calendar and the Sunshine Web site are kept up-to-date. You may think, I'll just pop into the library or other area for a quick mtg, and oooops, someone else has already reserved that area. Or you may set a date for a Club event without first checking with the Office and the day/time you want isn't available. The SEPO Office would have informed you of the conflict had you submitted an Activity Request. It all boils down to - Please be considerate of everyone and reserve what you need by using the process. Thanks everyone. ​ Beth Parrish, SEPO Board Secretary & Web site Admin 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-03: CALLING ALL CHRISTMAS CAROLERS & WANT - TO - BE ELVES - All are welcome. You don't have to be a great singer or have elf experience. It will all be a lot of fun for our residents. First meeting and practice will be Sunday, Dec 4th at 1pm in Retz Hall. Come and join in the fun! At this time the Carolering will be Thursday Dec 22nd Starting about 4:30pm. - Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2022-12-03: NOTICE of Board Executive Session, Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 - The below was posted in the SEPO Office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes at 3:10 PM yesterday (Friday). SEPO BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE to Community Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 1 PM (Board members Only) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ​ This is a formal notice to the SEPO community that Board President, Share Nelson, has called a SEPO Board Executive Session, for Board members only, to be held Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 1 PM in Retzlaff Hall. There will be no access permitted into Retzlaff Hall, other than Board members, during this Executive Session. This is a closed session as permitted by Texas law. As stated in Section 4.03 of the SEPO Bylaws, the Board may discuss: Possible violations pertaining to SEPO Club rules in the Policies & Procedures. Various Bylaws violations. SEPO Communications. (Confidential by request of the affected parties and agreement of the Board) Employee time off. - Share Nelson, SEPO Board President ​ Sent 2022-12-02: Birding & Nature Club - The next meeting is December 5, 2022 Retzlaff Hall @ 7;00 pm. The speaker is David Lund the topic is Tropical birds refreshments will be served. Members if you would like to view min from our last meeting docs for/from our Nov 7, 2022 meeting they have been added to the site HERE . - Tom Stone, President Birding & Nature Club ​ Sent 2022-12-01: SEPO Board Nominations - The Nominating Committee needs your help! Many of the residents, who we know, have already served terms on the Board. Many residents have arrived in the last three years that we don’t know. Please- if you have a desire to work with a team to maintain or improve our beautiful community, please contact Janis or Derek McFee, 651-271-8214, Marian Young or Sue Swidryk. The Nominating Committee would also appreciate names of people we could approach. In the meantime, remember to thank our present SEPO Board members for the time and effort they donate on our behalf. Janis McFee- Nominating Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2022-12-01: Birding & Nature (B&N) Docs from Nov 7, 2022 mtg - If you are interested in Birding & Nature please check out our Sunshine Web site page under the 'Amenities' Tab for information about our Club. The meeting docs for/from our Nov 7, 2022 meeting have been added to the site today HERE . Please contact Tom Stone with inquiries. - Beth Parrish (for the B&N Club) Back to Top

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    S EPO Community Emails: January 2023 Sent 2023-01-31: Men’s Golf League this Week - Because of the cold front that came in there was NO golf this morning (01-31). I am rescheduling Mens League Play for this Friday, 02/03/23 same roster up now will be the same for Friday. Any questions call Rocky at 360-481-0124 or text me or contact Matt Lyne thanks. ​ Sent 2023-01-31: WC: Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s Day Bow-Tie committee apologizes but brunch and happy hour festivities have been canceled for this year. So, get your romantic, love filled plans on and make some wonderful memories. - Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2023-01-30: Home For Rent - See the home I have for Rent on the Sunshine Market . - Sam, Linda, Doogie, Bailey Mae & Barney B. Davis IN GOD WE TRUST ​ Sent 2023-01-27: SUNSHINE NEWSLETTER: 2023-02 - Thanks to everyone who contributed to next month's Newsletter. It's one to sit back, relax and take your time reading - because it's jam-packed with great info. You can view/print it directly from HERE or from the Web site HERE . Valerie will be placing printed copies in the library area either later today or on Monday. - Beth Parrish SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-26: URGENT: Sunshine Storage Area Security System - Dear Friends - The security system in the Storage Lot is not working properly. We are in the process of fixing it and so for now, please make sure your stuff is secure - sheds locked, boats tied down, RV locked and etc. We will keep you advised. Thanks -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 SEPO DiRector - Storage Lot area ​ Sent 2023-01-26: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) info - Hello Sunshine Friends and Neighbors, The 37th annual Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) on March 2-4th is fast approaching. This is a 27-hole, 3-day golf scramble, with an awards dinner on Saturday evening. We have had more than 180 people participate in this event in the past. It is a fun tournament for 55+ aged persons. Each year we encourage Sunshine Country Club residents to participate in any way they are most comfortable. We know that everyone is not a golfer, but this event is a perfect way to get involved in our community and “Let the Sunshine In!” Although the GNDGT Committee will purchase many gifts for the Award Dinner, in the past, we asked residents to consider preparing a gift basket and donating it for the drawing/awards dinner. Gift baskets have been a great success as a personal prize during the awards dinner. Many residents donated these baskets, which the recipients greatly appreciated during the drawing. This year we would also like to open the possibility of Donations. If you would like to participate with a donation, here are some ideas: Gift baskets valued at $25- $50, filled with “new items,” (In past years, many of the baskets were filled with items of their favorite sports team or “New” items purchased from any local retailer or even your hometown). You might consider donating a Gift Card. You can donate any amount from local retailers, including restaurants. Direct monetary donations are also welcome; don’t hesitate to contact the committee chair to make this happen. Gift baskets and other donations must be received before the March 2nd event date. Our goal is to have fun before and during this event! Don't hesitate to contact the GNDGT Chairperson, Tony Tramel, at 337-693-6344 or trtramel@gmail.com regarding donations and/or other questions. Respectfully, Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Committee Sent 2023-01-26: WC: Minutes from 2023-01-20 - These minutes can be found HERE . Karen Baase, Women's Club Secretary ​ Sent 2023-01-26: Birding & Nature Club Feb Monthly Meeting - Birding & Nature Club Feb Monthly meeting @7:00PM @ Retzlaff Hall. The Speaker this month is: John Yochum naturalist from Estero Llano Grande State Park. The February Field Trip: will be on, Feb 16. Alt Date Feb 17. Will be to: Estero Llano Grande State Park 3301 S International Blvd FM 1015, Weslaco, TX 78596. Meet outside Retzlaff @ 8:00AM to Car pool to the State Park. If you have a question, contact Tom Stone or Bill Peterson. Bill Peterson ​ Sent 2023-01-26: Stolen truck - Tuesday very early am .... A rather new model truck - extended cab complete with toolbox was stolen from Encore's RV Park area in the "Flats". On their way out, the Bad Guys drove thru the side gate off Grace Avenue (which was closed). Police have been made aware. Lessons learned - lock up your stuff. Don't leave keys in the car. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2023-01-25: Thank You - To my friends, neighbors, and well-wishers who have sent flowers, cards and prayers my way. Thank you all very much and know that they have been received with heart felt smiles. SCCE has been dear to me for many years and has given us lots of friends and memories. I hope to be home before too much longer and hope to take part in some of those GREAT get-togethers where people can meet and mingle and make new friends, not to forget the great meals. Thanks Again and see you soon. - Alice Montgomery ​ Sent 2023-01-25: Private Event: Shuffleboard & Pavilion - The Pavilion and Shuffleboard Courts have been reserved on Saturday, January 28, from 3:00 to 10:00 for a private event. - Janis McFee ​ Sent 2023-01-25: NOTICE: 2023 Election Ballots - All ballots that were not picked up on the 16th or 17th of January were in the mail on the 19th. We had a successful pickup on the two days listed and I would like to thank all who remembered to make an effort to save the committee time and the organization mailing fees. We would like feedback from those who did not pick up their ballots as to what we might do different in order to increase the numbers. I will have a total in my report on the 21st of February also. Thank You. MARLENE HALL, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-24: WC: Valley Voices Concert - The Women's Club is hosting another Valley Voices concert on February 24th @ 3:00 pm in Retzlaff Hall. See additional details below. - Jill Ventrello Sent 2023-01-24: Garden Club Pics - I'm finally getting a little more free time to work on the Web site. Today I was able to add a 'few' of the pics I have of the wonderful work the Garden Club and all of their helpers are doing this season at the 'butterfly garden' on TX Ave. I'll keep adding them as I come across more in my files. Please send me additional pics as you guys work on various areas around the community. And thank you all so much for helping make Sunshine a beautiful place to live. The Garden Club Home Page is under the 'Amenities' Tab HERE . The Garden Club Pics Page (linked to from the Home Page) is HERE . - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2023-01-23: FINAL REMINDER: FEB 2023 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Jan 24, 2023 - Here's the FINAL reminder that next month's Newsletter articles are due by the 24th of this month. If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine FEB 2023 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on Jan 24, at the latest. The Newsletter Guidelines are posted on the Web site HERE . Please call with questions. - Beth Parrish, SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-21: MARKET: Home For Sale - SOLD SINCE THIS POST - See the home, 2009 W MT Ave, on the Sunshine MARKET that is for sale for Dorothy Olson. - Cindy Shriver, broker/owner, Dream Valley Properties LLC 956-970-0449 ​ Sent 2023-01-21: Women’s Club Superbowl Party - Women’s Club is going to cancel the Super Bowl Party. We are going to have a lot of people out of town. So, with low interest otherwise, it is going to be canceled. Thanks as always for your support of Women’s Club - Vicky Krueger ​ Sent 2023-01-21: Rock Painting News Update - ATTENTION ALL SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTERS! Our next "Rock Painting Club" class is this coming Monday, January 23rd, 2023. Class starts at 1pm, in Retzlaff Hall. We will be painting "Easter" rocks & discussing future "rock painting" ideas! Come join us! - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2023-01-20: Resident Passing - Jon Sandusky passed away unexpectedly yesterday (Jan 20) at his home in Sunshine. - Valerie Basaldua SEPO Office ​ Sent 2023-01-19: CORRECTION - Former Resident Passing - Correction of address from Leona Awrey. Former resident, Elgin Awrey, passed away the morning of 01/18/2023. Address: 222 Metcalfe Street #2 Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, code N3Y3C3 - Leona Awrey (Sister-in-law) Sent 2023-01-19: WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING - WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING IS THIS FRIDAY 1/20/2023 - AT 9AM IN RETZLAFF HALL - We have had a great year so far with a lot of great events. - We still some great events planned, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the hall on Friday! - The donuts are ordered, and the coffee will be HOT! Thank You! Vicky LeRoy Krueger Sent 2023-01-19: MARKET: Home For Sale (soon) - See the home, 4133 N MO St, on the Sunshine MARKET that will be for sale soon for the Olson Estate. - Cindy Shriver, broker/owner, Dream Valley Properties LLC 956-970-0449 ​ Sent 2023-01-17: Community Bird Walk - There will be a community Bird Walk for all interested community residents starting at 9:00am at the gazebo on Texas Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 19th. Anyone interested in learning about our local bird population is welcome to attend. Tour will include some walking and some carting as we will be going over to Lake Side to view species there. Questions, call Ralph Peterson at 607-590-0606. ​ Sent 2023-01-17: SPAGHETTI DINNER UPDATE - Sunshine Estates Woodworkers Spaghetti Fundraiser $10 per person Tuesday Jan. 24th 4:30 to 6 pm Carry outs and delivery available. Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic or non-garlic bread, dessert, iced or hot tea, coffee, water. Spaghetti dinner tickets are still available. Contact John Chajec, Pat Harvey, Vic Hillman or Neil Moorehead for tickets. Delivery: 956-893-2508 from 4 to 5:30pm the night of the dinner Or, better yet, 708-280-8940 for advance notice. Carryouts: A server will be at the north door (street) and will assist you. Dining: you may come at any time between 4:30 and 6 pm Process: before taking your seat, pick up your salad and dessert. Your drinks and spaghetti will be served at your table. Please fill out the back of your ticket: name, table# and garlic or nongarlic bread. (pencils will be at the table) A server will pick up your ticket and bring your spaghetti back. Hope to see you there, Cathy Chajec ​ Sent 2023-01-17: Garage Sale: Multiple homes in Sunshine this weekend - There are multiple homes in Sunshine having garage sales on the following days/times. 8 AM - 4 PM, Thursday (01-19) & Friday (01-20) 8 AM - Noon, Saturday (01-21) Individual home addresses are not being published here. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to get out and drive around the community to find the homes having a sale and find yourself some bargains. - From: Those who are having a Garage Sale ​ Sent 2023-01-17: REMINDER: FEB 2023 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day Jan 24, 2022 - Here's the first reminder that next month's Newsletter articles are due by the 24th of this month. If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Jan 2023 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on Jan 24, at the latest. The Newsletter Guidelines are posted on the Web site HERE . Please call with questions. - Beth Parrish, SEPO Newsletter Editor E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-17: UPDATED: SEPO Calendar & Activities 2-pager - Some of our Sunshine activities have had to be canceled recently. Others have completed successfully. AND new activities are constantly being added. ​ Therefore, I updated both the SEPO Calendar and the Activities 2-pager documents yesterday late afternoon on the Web site HERE . They are both as of Jan 16, 2023. NOTE: Any previous links you had saved to access either of these two documents are no longer valid. I'm going to work with our Web site provider this summer to see if there is way of getting around this situation. Call w/questions. - Beth Parrish, SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-17: FINAL REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to the over 100 Homeowners who picked up their ballots in the library today. We know there are many more Homeowners who are physically in Sunshine right now and we are hoping you will be able to pick your ballots up tomorrow. ​ Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Tuesday- January 17, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope. It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-16: Golf course bridge closure - This is to advise that Wednesday (1/18/23) at noon, the bridge from the # 1 green to the # 2 tee box will be closed. You will be directed to go in front of the # 3 green and up # 2. The bridge will be reopened Thursday morning. - Randy Davis, Golf Course Director ​ Sent 2023-01-16: REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to those who have already picked up your ballots. This is a reminder, if you are physically here in Sunshine, please go to the library to pick up your ballots. You have just under an hour left to do that this morning (Monday) and two hours tomorrow (Tuesday). See below for any additional details you may need. Beth Parrish (for Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson) ********************************************************************************** Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023, 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope. It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-16: Sunshine Web site: B&N Club Bylaws - The Birding & Nature Club Bylaws have been added to the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Bill Peterson, B&N Club 309-945-2108 ​ Sent 2023-01-14: Save the Date: 59 1/2 Minutes w/Brett Dana - Sent 2023-01-14: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday January 19th 5 pm - Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 19th 5 pm in the woodshop. This class is a requirement for using the woodshop. A one-time attendance is required. The shop will be closed during the class. Call John Chajec 708-280-8940 with any questions. ​ Sent 2023-01-14: TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup - Board ELection Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023, 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope. It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-12: UNAPPROVED: SEPO December 2022 Financials - The UNAPPROVED December 2022 Financials are posted on the Sunshine Website HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. - Mark Owen SEPO Treasurer ​ Sent 2023-01-12: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Mtg (Reg) Minutes & Exec Session Summary, Dec 13, 2022 - One document now contains both: the UNAPPROVED minutes from the Jan 10, 2023, Board Meeting (Regular) and the UNACKNOWLEDGED Summary of the Jan 10, 2023, Executive Session This document can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can also be viewed/printed directly from this LINK . Not knowing who all reads these minutes after each of the Board's meetings, I wanted to point out that these minutes contain information, in particular, to those of you who are in charge of SEPO clubs/activities. These persons need to start thinking about what dates you want to reserve the various SEPO common areas during the 2023-2024 season. There are some dates that are required to be submitted to the Board by March 1, 2023, in order for them to be approved at the March 14, 2023, Board meeting (Regular). The minutes contains details pertaining to this subject. The minutes document will be posted in the office later today. Please call with any issues or questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-12: 2023 SEPO Election Ballots: Two of the Seven Ballots have been revised - Two of the previously posted seven ballots for the 2023 SEPO Election were revised during the Jan 10, 2023, Board Meeting (Reg). They are: ​ ARTICLE VI: USE RESTRICTIONS - SECTION 6.1 SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL USE (AGE) EXHIBIT "B": ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE - Building Conditions and Improvement Regulations. The revised ballots have been updated on the Sunshine Web site HERE . Please contact a Board member if you have any questions concerning these revisions. We want the community to be well-informed before submitting their ballot votes. - Sincerely, Your SEPO Board ​ Sent 2023-01-12: CORRECTION - REMINDER: Meet and Greet today (01-12-23) @ 2 PM in Retzlaff Hall - Just a reminder. There will be a Meet and Greet today (01-12-23) at 2:00 in @ Retzlaff Hall. It will be an opportunity to meet the board candidates and ask them any questions you may have. - Jill Ventrello ​ Sent 2023-01-11: VIDEO: Board Mtg (Regular) on Jan 10, 2023 - The video from the January 10, 2023, Regular Board meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site HERE and directly from HERE . Please contact me with any issues/questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-11: WC: Bow Tie Brunch - Need Your Help - Hi everyone - I was so excited to see that I had ten or more people signed up to work on the Womens' Club Bow Tie Brunch scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 14. BUT - due to life happening when you are planning something, my committee has shrunk to three people. I'm asking you to please consider joining the team/committee. Our next meeting is January 16. Anyone interested can call me, Pam Lacy @ 218-433-3416, or Lisa Perrier @ 651-485-7293. Thanks so much. Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2023-01-11: Jan 2023 Fishing Association meeting canceled - ATTENTION ALL PARTICIPANTS - THIS MONTHS SEPO Fishing Association meeting has been canceled 'till Feb 8 due to the recent covid cases around Sunshine Estates. Thank you - Bill P ​ Sent 2023-01-11: New Residents Party (Safety Precautions) - Dear Neighbors, Thank you for signing up for the Women’s Club New Residents’ Party being held this Friday, January 13. The signup is now closed. We ask that if you have signed up and may feel under the weather, have a fever or any signs or symptoms of Covid on Friday, to please stay at home. If you let us know by 1 PM on Friday or sooner, we are happy to deliver your catered meal to your doorstep. We hope to have a fun and safe event for the community. Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Pam Davis 214-516-4844 / Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2023-01-10: Calling All Dogs and Cats too - Hey Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Friday, January13th, 2023, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 1:00 pm. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text or call 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 2023-01-10: MARKET: Home for Sale - SOLD SINCE THIS POST Please go to the Sunshine Market: Homes for Sale page HERE to information about my home that is For Sale. - Mark Warner, 4117 N MN -------- Marketed by... Cindy Shriver Dream Valley Properties, LLC 956-970-0449 Sent 2023-01-10: Sunshine Rock Painting Club news - To: Sunshine Rock Painting Club members and others: Re: our Saturday, Jan 7th plans to meet and paint with the youngsters at Sunny Glen Children's Home: the meeting and painting of rocks with the children was postponed until sometime during their March Spring Break. Plans changed due to Illness at the home, but we delivered the painted rocks, treats & a special "donated" gift to a representative of the home. We kept all of the small painted rocks for later. Thanks to all who prepared "chalked", painted, and decorated rocks for the "kids". I'm sure they loved what they received from us. The representatives were very appreciative. - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2023-01-09: SEPO Office Closure - If you go into the office the next several days and the curtain is pulled closed, that indicates the office is closed to all traffic, except emergencies . This will enable Valerie and the Election Committee to work uninterrupted to create the SEPO 2023 Election ballot envelopes for the community. Thanks to the community for your understanding. - Share Nelson SEPO Board President ​ Sent 2023-01-09: Garden Club: Reminder of Tuesday meeting - Reminder: Sunshine Garden Club Get Together When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Where: Retzlaff Hall Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Topic of the evening: "My Favorite Native Plants" Please join us along with Janet Schofield, Cameron County Master Gardener, providing an educational class on Native Plants. You may ask yourself, why native plants for my landscape? Janet provides information on the benefits of planting native plants, which help under these conditions. Landscaping with native plants can save you money, time, water and resources. They have better resistance to our weather; require less maintenance and sometimes no fertilizer or pesticides needed. All are welcome. Come February we will plan a trip to a park which features native plants. - Susanne Ulrich ​ Sent 2023-01-09: Finger Lickin' Chicken CANCELED - I was diagnosed with COVID Sunday morning. No fever No chills. Chest X-ray is neg. I feel fine except for a little sore throat and body ache. Therefore, for the safety of all of us, I am calling off the Finger LIckin' Chicken Fundraiser until further notice. I have asked Jean Burgoine to clear the board in the Library, open the $$ box and give back your envelopes via Valerie at the Office. Please contact Valerie to pick up your envelope. Thanks for your generosity and Sorry for the disappointment but we will reschedule at a safer time. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2023-01-09: Stained Glass class - I will begin the stained glass instructions this Thursday evening from 6:30 pm in the Woodshop. You will need your front gate clicker in order to enter the storage area. Class usually runs 'til about 8:30. The first couple weeks are usually large classes. If there are any experienced stained glass people, I could really use your help to break up the group into manageable sizes. There is no fee for your first project. If you have any questions, please call me at 708-280-8910. - Cathy Chajec ​ Sent 2023-01-08: 2023 Sunshine Rock Painting Calendar - Sunshine Rock Painting Club 2023 calendar! January 9th January 23rd February 6th February 27th March 6th March 27th April 3rd April 24th May 1st May 22nd June 5th June 26th July 10th July 24th August 7th August 28th September 11th* * moved from Sept 4th September 25th October 2nd October 23rd November 6th November 27th December 4th December 18th ** ** moved from 4th Monday to 3rd Monday Changes will be posted separately. Hope to see you there! Happy Rock Painting! - Karren Amos Sent 2023-01-08: FINAL REMINDER: WC New Residents Party - ticket sales ending and other info - We hope everyone is enjoying the New Year and are looking forward to celebrating our new Residents this Friday January 13th in the Hall. This is a reminder that virtual ticket sales will close this Tuesday evening. If you would like to attend, the signup process is easy, just write your name on the signup sheet and place your $12 per person in the envelope and drop it in the box located in the Library. We look forward to a fun-filled evening to welcome our new neighbors. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, - Pam Davis 214-516-4844 & Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 Sent 2023-01-07: SEPO 2023 Election: List of Candidates Posted - The announcement below was posted outside the SEPO Office on Jan 6, 2023. Sent 2023-01-06: Sunshine Web site - Residents Only: Password has been changed - I had time right now, so I went ahead and updated the Sunshine Web site "password" to the Residents Only section. For obvious reasons the password is not being displayed here. If for any reason you don't have the new password, click on the "Residents Only" link in this email above and follow the instructions. Please keep this in a place where you will have easy access to it. And as always, this password should be kept confidential to only 'current' Sunshine Residents and Renters, due to the personal information that is housed on these pages. - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-06: UNAPPROVED: SEPO "Residents & Directors" Meeting Minutes from Jan 5, 2023 - The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Jan 5, 2023 "Residents & Directors" Meeting can be found HERE . The minutes can also be viewed/printed directly from HERE . They will be posted in the normal three spots late this afternoon. Please call with any issues or questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-06: NOTICE of Board Executive Session, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 - The below will be posted in the SEPO Office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes sometime today. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPO BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE to Community Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Immediately after the Board meeting (Regular) in Retzlaff Hall (Board members Only) This is a formal notice to the SEPO community that Board President, Share Nelson, has called a SEPO Board Executive Session, for Board members only, to be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, immediately after the 1 PM Board meeting (Regular) in Retzlaff Hall. There will be no access permitted into Retzlaff Hall, other than Board members, during this Executive Session. This is a closed session as permitted by Texas law. As stated in Section 4.03 of the SEPO Bylaws, the Board may discuss: Enforcement action in violation of Covenants or Bylaws. - Share Nelson SEPO Board President Sent 2023-01-06: NEED PICS and/or VIDEOS from WC NYE Party - I was super busy at the WC NYE party last Sat night, so I didn't get a chance to take hardly any pictures or videos. I have put the couple I did take on the Web site HERE . I would love to have more posted. And if anyone has digital memories of the 'games', please send them. I saw lots of you snapping away. So don't be shy and send me some. - Beth Parrish WC NYE Party Co-Chair 314-960-6710 sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com ​ Sent 2023-01-06: Meet and Greet - Meet and Greet event happening on Thursday the12th at 2:00 pm in the hall. It's an opportunity for the board candidates to introduce themselves and for residents to ask questions of them. Some members of the Board will also be in attendance if you have questions about the ballots you will be receiving soon. It is being sponsored by the Women's Club. Refreshments will be provided. We would appreciate those of you who can donate cookies. - Jill Ventrello Women's Club Activities Director ​ Sent 2023-01-06: WOODWORKERS SPAGHETTI DINNER JAN 24TH - Sunshine Country Club Estates Woodworkers Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday January 24th 4:30 to 6 pm Retzlaff Hall ​ Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic or non-garlic bread, dessert, iced or hot tea, coffee, water $10 per ticket ​ Carryouts and delivery available. Only 250 tickets available, sells out fast, get your tickets early. Tkts available from your friendly Woodworkers. - Any questions call Cathy Chajec 708-280-8910 ​ Sent 2023-01-05: VIDEO: 'Residents & Directors' Mtg on Jan 5, 2023 - The video from the January 5, 2023 'Residents & Directors' meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site HERE and directly from HERE . Your 2023 SEPO Board Election Candidates were presented by the Nominating Committee. There was also lots of great information concerning ballot distribution and voting shared by the Election Committee. If you didn't attend in person, I would encourage you to watch this video. ​ Please contact me with any issues/questions. - Beth Parrish SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-05: Information Meeting outcome - Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Information Meeting’ Tuesday where there was great discussion of the ballots which are being proposed for you to vote on in the 2023 SEPO Election. Many residents had questions, suggestions, opinions etc. during the Information meeting. Several residents stated the ‘rumors’ they were hearing around the community. We hope residents left the meeting feeling prepared to vote on the proposed ballots. This meeting was not on Google Meet, and therefore, not recorded. We are asking those in attendance to assist in answering questions etc and clearing up rumors they have heard from their friends and neighbors. In fact, the final statement at the meeting was from a resident asking the attendees to do just that. As was stated during the meeting, these ballots are not proposals to benefit the Board. They are not ‘for’ the Board. They are proposals from the Board that we hope you believe will benefit the entire community. The ballots have been on the Web site for a few days now HERE . PLEASE NOTE: These ballots have not yet been delivered to Owners. The Board will be taking one final look at them during the Jan 10 Board meeting. It’s possible some modifications may be made, before turning them over to the Election Committee to start processing them. Sincerely, SEPO Board ​ Sent 2023-01-05: MARKET: Home for Sale (pricing added) - SOLD SINCE THIS POST Please go to the Sunshine MARKET . Pricing has been added to Kitty Olson's home - 4216 N MO St. - Cindy Shriver ​ Sent 2023-01-05: Invitation and Fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch - Finger Lickin' Chicken - Dear Friends - Our Neighborhood Watch will soon hold a fundraiser - Monday 16 January 2023 about 4pm Retz Hall. Information and signup etc is in the Library. Eat in or Take out. If you would like to help with this project - please let me know. You do not have to be a NW volunteer to help. There are a variety of "jobs" - before - during & after. - Thanks. Lenore Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2023-01-05: Sunshine Web site - Residents Only: Password change to occur this weekend - I will be updating the Sunshine Web site "password" to the Residents Only section around 8 PM this Friday, Jan 6. It will probably take about 30 minutes. I will send an email containing the new password as soon as I have finished. ​ As always, this password should be kept confidential to only 'current' Sunshine Residents and Renters, due to the personal information of our residents that is housed on these pages. - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 Sent 2023-01-04: VIDEO: Residents Mtg on Jan 3, 2023 - The video from the January 3, 2023 Residents meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site HERE OR directly from HERE . There was lots of great information discussed at this meeting. If you didn't attend in person, I would encourage you to watch this video. Please contact me with any issues/questions. - Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-04: Thank you - Your SEPO Board wishes to express their appreciation to Cathy Richmond for providing popcorn and the Women's Club for providing coffee at the meetings Tuesday. - Share Nelson, SEPO Board President Sent 2023-01-04: AGENDA for upcoming Board mtgs: One REMINDER & One NEW - This is to remind you of the 'Residents & Directors' meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Jan 5) at 1 PM. The names of the 2023 Election - SEPO Board Nominees will be presented to the Board by the Nominating Committee chairperson. --- The agenda for this meeting is HERE . This is also the initial Notice and Agenda for a Board Meeting (Regular) which has been scheduled on next Tuesday (Jan 10) at 1 PM. --- The agenda for this meeting is HERE . All Board meeting related items for the 2022-2023 Winter season at Sunshine can always be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE . As always, Valerie will be posting this new agenda (and reposting the Jan 5 agenda, due to the winds this past weekend) outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes by 11 AM today. Beth Parrish 2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2023-01-02: Health Concerns @ Encore RV Park - Due to health concerns at the Encore RV park, Bingo is being cancelled this week (Jan 3 & Jan 5). ​ Sent 2023-01-02: Birding and Nature Club Potluck Canceled - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Birding and Nature Club community Pot Luck supper scheduled for Jan. 9th has been canceled. Instead, the club will hold a regular meeting in the Library at 7:00pm on Jan. 9th. Ralph Peterson Back to Top

  • Golf Events (2022-2023) | Sunshine Estates

    Golf Events (Oct 1, 2022 thru Mar 20, 2023) Additional Details Guys & Dolls Tounament GNDGT GNDGT Ladies Golf Luncheon Women's Golf League Men's Golf League O'clockers Golf Scramble Saturday Golf Scramble ************************* UPCOMING Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament ( February 10-11 , 20 23 w/Rain Dates February 17-18, 2023) ​ Sent 2023-01-31: GOLF: Guys & Dolls - Guys and Dolls February 10 &11 Friday & Saturday Sign-up sheets will be posted in the library on January 31, 2023 by 10:00am. There are 3 sign-up sheets. One for couples (a team) who already know they will play as a team. Another, for an unmatched GUY, and a third, for an unmatched DOLL. These last two lists will include space for phone numbers so teams can be arranged by the individuals. Play will follow typical scramble format. The rules will be published to avoid any confusion. Cost is $10.00 per person (cash only) money is to be placed in the envelopes provided. Please put your name or names on the envelope. Start time for morning is 9:30am. Afternoon start time is 12:30pm. In case of bad weather, the tournament will be held the following week February 17 & 18. Saturday evening 5pm there will be an old fashion Happy Hour and awards ceremony. Bring your favorite finger food to share. BYOB. It will be a lot of fun!!! - Guys and Dolls Committee, Sent from Deloris Pearcy ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Golf: Guys & Dolls Tourna ment - Attention Guys and Dolls: The Guys and Dolls tournament is coming up Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th with rain dates set for February 17th and 18th. So start making plans and finding your partners for two fun-filled days of golf. More information will be sent out to the community soon. - Deloris Pearcy Guys & Dolls Tounament GNDGT Back to Top ************************* UPCOMING Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) & Banquet? (March 2-4, 2023 w/Rain Dates March 9-11, 2023) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: 37th Annual Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Early registration for Sunshine residents will be on February 23 and 24 in the library from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The last registration day will be February 27 from 10:00 AM until noon. Please mark your calendars for these dates and times. The event will be on March 2, 3 & 4, a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You will play three scramble-type rounds of golf as a team and have an awards dinner on Saturday evening in the 37th Annual Event. The cost is $60 per player. Dinner-only tickets will be available for players’ significant others or guests for $20. Another reminder will be sent out before the registration dates noted above. However, we want an early start on registration. Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Committee Chairman - Tony Tramel Sent 2023-01-26: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament ( GNDGT) info - Hello Sunshine Friends and Neighbors, The 37th annual Good Neighbor Day G olf Tournament (GNDGT) on March 2-4th is fast approaching. This is a 27-hole, 3-day golf scramble, with an awards dinner on Saturday evening. We have had more than 180 people participate in this event in the past. It is a fun tournament for 55+ aged persons. Each year we encourage Sunshine Country Club residents to participate in any way they are most comfortable. We know that everyone is not a golfer, but this event is a perfect way to get involved in our community and “Let the Sunshine In!” Although the GNDGT Committee will purchase many gifts for the Award Dinner, in the past, we asked residents to consider preparing a gift basket and donating it for the drawing/awards dinner. Gift baskets have been a great success as a personal prize during the awards dinner. Many residents donated these baskets, which the recipients greatly appreciated during the drawing. This year we would also like to open the possibility of Donations. If you would like to participate with a donation, here are some ideas: Gift baskets valued at $25- $50, filled with “new items,” (In past years, many of the baskets were filled with items of their favorite sports team or “New” items purchased from any local retailer or even your hometown). You might consider donating a Gift Card. You can donate any amount from local retailers, including restaurants. Direct monetary donations are also welcome; don’t hesitate to contact the committee chair to make this happen. Gift baskets and other donations must be received before the March 2nd event date. Our goal is to have fun before and during this event! Don't hesitate to contact the GNDGT Chairperson, Tony Tramel, at 337-693-6344 or trtramel@gmail.com regarding donations and/or other questions. Respectfully, Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Committee GNDGT Ladies Golf Luncheon Back to Top ************************* UPCOMING Good Neighbor Golf Tournament (GNGT) Lunch Stand (Sponsored by Women's Golf League) (March 2-4, 2023) Women's Golf League Back to Top ************************* ONGOING I N WINTER Women's Golf League ​ Men's Golf League Back to Top ************************* O NGOING I N WINTER Men's Golf League ​ Sent 2023-01-31: Men’s Golf League this Week - Because of the cold front that came in there was NO golf this morning (01-31). I am rescheduling Mens League Play for this Friday, 02/03/23 same roster up now will be the same for Friday. Any questions call Rocky at 360-481-0124 or text me or contact Matt Lyne thanks. ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Men’s Golf: Various Information - A new Handicap Roster is out today (February 24) because it is a 5-week month. That means the January 31 scores will be calculated with the following 3 weeks in February, which will be updated after the round play on Feb 21. So, for our tournament on Feb 27 and 28 we’ll have an updated Handicap for everyone’s score. In noting that Feb 27 and 28 will be our end of year tournament, please, those who haven’t paid your dues, please pay. If you are unsure who you are, there is a list up in the library. Also note that after play on Tuesday, March 7 we have reserved the pavilion from 11 am to 1 pm to hand out awards/money and eat and drink. So please put this your own schedule and plan on attending. - Any questions contact Rocky Lockwood at 360-481-0124 or Matt Lyne. ​ Sent 2022-11-21: CANCELLED: Men’s Golf League, 11-22-2022 - Tuesday 22 November 2022 No golf due to weather condition and course will resume November 29 2022 any questions call Rocky Lockwood at 360-481-0124 Sent 2022-10-12: Men’s League Tuesday - Effective 10-18-22 there will be TWO tee off time’s first one at 08:30 and the second one at 10:00 and we like to welcome any and all new men to come out and join in we love to have you, like Tom Jean our newest person to join. Any questions please call Rocky Lockwood at 360-481-0124 or contact Matt Lyne thanks. - Rocky Lockwood O'clockers Golf Scramble Back to Top ************************* ONGOING O'clockers Golf Scramble (Daily, Year-round) ​ ​ Sent 2022-11-02: O'Clockers Golf - The O'Clockers golf scramble will move to 4:00 pm on Sunday Nov 6th due to time change. Open to all golfers in community. We meet beside the shuffleboard court at 3:45 for hole assignments. Come on out and have some fun. - Questions call Donna Myers at 956 245 0188 ​ Sent 2022-10-11: Time Change: o'clockers golf - Due to sunset coming earlier in the evening the O'clockers golf scramble will move to 5:00 on Wednesday, Oct 12. This is a daily golf event that is open to all golfers in the community. We will meet next to the shuffleboard court at 4:45 daily to receive team assignments. This is a fun event. No cost. Hope to see y'all there. - Donna Myers Back to Top Saturday Golf Scramble ************************* ONGOING Saturday Golf Scramble (Year-round) ​ ​ 9 am, Golf Scramble (All Year: Weekly / Golf Course) Contact:​ There is not an existing committee or formal leader. These scrambles are conducted by volunteers among the players. The person in charge usually changes every month on a volunteer basis. Participants: Any Resident/Renter and any guest you wish to invite to play. Details: All skill levels are welcome. Please sign up in the library/lounge by noon on Friday. Teams are balanced by handicap, as best we can. Early signup helps. The cost is $1 and should be deposited in the Saturday Box in the library/lounge. Everyone meets in the library at 8:40 to find out which hole you start on. Tee off on your hole is at 9 am. Play lasts until around 10:30 am. If the weather is bad, play is cancelled until the next Saturday. Back to Top

  • WC Acty Upcoming (2022-2023) | sunshine

    Activities: Women's Club "UPCOMING" (Winter: 2022-2023) Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (2023-02-23) Valley Voices (2023-02-24) Drama Skit (2023-03-18) Farewell: Hobo Party (2022-03-30) The Women's Club Activities Committee Signup Sheets are posted in the SEPO Library. As Details concerning the various Activities become available, they will be posted for the Community. Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 02-23-23 Thu Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (Pam Davis/Vicky LeRoy-Krueger) ​ 02-24-23 Fri Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) ​ 03-18-23 Sat Comedy / Drama Play (Nancy Steele) ​ 03-30-23 Thu Farewell: Hobo Party (Dee Novak/Robin Fleiner ) ​ If you would like to volunteer to Chair/Co-Chair OR be on one or more Committees, please sign up on the poster(s) in the Library or contact Jill Ventrello (see her contact info below). ​ Jill Ventrello Women’s Club Activities Director 720-660-8417 jillybeanbean56@gmail.com Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (2023-02-23) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 02-23-23 Thu Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (Pam Davis/Vicky LeRoy Krueger) ​ Newsletter: 2023-02: Women's Club: Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk - Mark your calendar for this upcoming Women's Club event – and stay tuned for details. - Beth Parrish (for Pam Davis & Vicky Leroy Krueger) ​ Sent 2022-08-16: CORRECTION: Women's Club (WC): Taste of Sunshine Event Date - Taste of Sunshine Event 🌞 We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing everyone’s safe return this fall. As a reminder, we will be having a new unique event this season (Thursday, February 25, 2023) in which we will be asking everyone to prepare your favorite dish from your home state, country or a place that you have lived and loved. We feel this would be a wonderful way to get to know each other better through the joy of food! That being said, please think about what you would like to make and please be sure to bring any ingredients you may need from your travels back to Sunshine with you. We are looking forward to learning more about each other through food. Also, as a bonus, we will be offering a cake walk during this event so please let us know if you are interested in donating a baked good. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please feel free to contact Pam Davis 214-516-4844. Sincerely, Pam Davis and Vicky LeRoy Krueger Valley Voices (2023-02-24) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 02-24-23 Fri Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Women's Club: Valley Voices - The Women's Club is hosting another Valley Voices concert on February 24th @ 3:00 pm in Retzlaff Hall. See additional details below. - Jill Ventrello, Women's Club Activities Director ​ Sent 2023-01-24: WC: Valley Voices - The Women's Club is hosting another Valley Voices concert on February 24th @ 3:00 pm in Retzlaff Hall. See additional details below. - Jill Ventrello Back to Top Drama Skit (2023-03-18) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 03-18-23 Sat Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Women's Club: Drama Skit - - Nancy Steele, 614-657-3428 Farewell: Hobo Party (2022-03-30) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 03-30-23 Thu Farewell: Hobo Party (Dee Novak/Robin Fleiner ) 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 ​ Keys: SEPO Keys Checkout/Checkin Process ​ Keys: Resident Emergency Key Checkout/Checkin Process ​ SEPO Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas ​ SEPO Suggestions/Complaints/Ideas Results ​ SEPO Board Nominating Committee Process Guide SEPO Board Election Committee Process Guide 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 . ​

  • WC Acty (2022-2023) | sunshine

    Activities: Women's Club "COMPLETE" (Winter: 2022-2023) Shrmp Boil (2022-10-22) Halloween Parade (2022-10-31) Veterans' Day (2022-11-11) Thanksgiving Dinner (2022-11-24) Bake Sale & Raffle (2022-12-10) Breakfast (2022-12-17) Valley Voices (2022-12-20) Caroling (2022-12-22) Christmas Dinner (2022-12-25) Drama Skit (2022-12-25) NYE Party (2022-12-31) New Residest's Party (2023-01-13) Superbowl Party (2023-02-12) (CANCELED) Bow-Tie Event (2023-02-14) (CANCELLED) Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 10-22-22 Sat Shrimp Boil (Cathy Richmond) (COMPLETE) ​ 10-31-22 Mon Halloween Parade (Vicky Leroy-Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ 11-11-22 Thu Veteran’s Day (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) ​ 11-24-22 Thu Thanksgiving Dinner (Vicky LeRoy-Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-10-22 Sat Craft & Bake Sale & Raffle (Terry DeBackere) (COMPLETE) 12-17-22 Sat Breakfast (Pam Adams) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-20-22 Tue Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-22-22 Thu Caroling (Pam Lacy) (COMPLETE) 12-25-22 Sun Christmas Dinner (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) 12-25-22 Sun Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-31-22 Sat NYE Party (Beth Parrish/Denise Utterback) (COMPLETE) 01-13-23 Fri New Homeowners' Party : How Sweet It Is (Pam Davis/Lisa Perrier) (COMPLETE) 02-12-23 Sun Superbowl Party (Need Chairperson(s)) (CANCELLED) ​ 02-14-23 Tue Bow-T ie Happy Hour (Pam Lacy) (CANCELLED) ​ Jill Ventrello Women’s Club Activities Director 720-660-8417 jillybeanbean56@gmail.com Back to Top Shrmp Boil (2022-10-22) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 10-22-22 Sat Shrimp Boil (Cathy Richmond) (COMPLETE) Sent 2022-10-20: Women's Club: Shrimp boil Update - Get your virtual tickets for the shrimp boil in the library by Friday at 5PM! We are not selling tickets at the door. Cost is $10 per person for shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, bread and dessert! We will also provide iced tea and coffee. Bring whatever else you want to drink. Doors open at 4:30! See you there! - Cathy Richmond 303-990-3730 ​ 2022-10 Updates - Virtual signups for the shrimp boil are now available in the library. There will be boiled shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, bread, dessert, iced tea, coffee and condiments. Nothing is cooked with the shrimp for those who are allergic to shellfish. The food is kept hot in roasters, and you will be served. I need a couple more volunteers to work in the kitchen and serving line as well as a couple of strong guys to lift the cooked food out of the pots. Doors open at 4:30. ​ Hey guys! 68 tickets sold in one day for the shrimp boil! Envelopes are in the library to sign up. ​ Several people have asked why there is not a signup sheet for the shrimp boil. My explanation comes from experience with using both the signup sheet and the virtual ticket box. Sometimes people sign up and forget to put their money in the box. The chair of the event then has to check with the resident and explain they didn’t put money in the box. Other times people sign up twice so the chair has to reconcile names with money. It is far easier to simply take names from the envelopes in the box. Not very often do we have a limit on tickets. Since we have a limit of 160 tickets, I check the box frequently and will keep the community updated on how many tickets have been sold at least daily. All that being said see you at the shrimp boil on the 22nd! ​ Sent 2022-10-02: WC Shrimp Boil: Ticket Sale Date - Shrimp boil tickets will go on sale October 12th by virtual tickets in the library. If you have friends who will be here for the shrimp boil but are worried about getting tickets, please sign them up. Tickets are limited to 160 and will not be sold at the door. Any questions call me at (303)-990-2730. - Cathy Richmond ​ Sent 2022-09-23: WC - Shrimp boil - The first women’s club activity this year is a shrimp boil on October 22nd. It looks like we will be able to keep the cost at $10 per person! There will be shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and desserts. The shrimp is cooked separately so those with allergies may safely eat the rest of the food. Signup will be virtually in the library. A quick review of virtual signups: There is a flowery lock box in the library. It will have envelopes on it that are stamped so you can fill in your name and submit either cash or a check made out to SCCE Womens Club. A list will be compiled with names of paid residents and as you enter your name will be checked off at the door. There is a limit of 160 tickets and no tickets will be sold at the door. Watch the SEPO e-news for more details! Hope to see you there! - Cathy Richmond ​ Sent 2022-09-11: Women's Club (WC): Shrimp Boil - The first Women’s Club event of the season is the shrimp boil on October 22. We will have shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage (and dessert). All four main items are served from roasters and the shrimp is cooked separately for those who have shrimp allergies. I would like to have a meeting of those willing to help next week to plan the event. Contact me text or call at (303)990-2730 if you would like to help and we will set up a meeting. After the meeting we will be better able to let the community know the particulars. Thanks in advance Cathy Richmond Halloween Parade (2022-10-31) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 10-31-22 Mon Halloween Parade (Vicky Leroy Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-11-02: WC: Halloween Parade - Pics on Web site - Thanks to everyone who supplied the great pics from the Halloween Golf Cart Parade. I have uploaded everything I received HERE . - Beth Parrish SEPO Web site Admin E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-11-02: WC: Halloween Parade - Thx for Donations - We would like to thank everyone for the generous food drive the park had for SONshine Ministries Halloween Eve. Hundreds, perhaps a couple of thousand, food items were received. They will all be delivered shortly to less fortunate people in Mexico. God bless you all. Keith and Linda Axvig--SONshine Ministries. Pictures of the donations can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Vicky Leroy Krueger ​ Sent 2022-11-02: WC: Halloween Parade - Thank You - Thank You to everyone what fun night we had even with a little rain. The food and donations will be put work starting Tuesday. We have helped a lot of people in much need with a chance of having food for their families. Pics of the collection can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Vicky Leroy Krueger Sent 2022-10-30: WC: Halloween golf cart trick or treat - Sent 2022-10-26: WC Halloween Parade - Back to Top Veterans' Day (2022-11-11) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 11-11-22 Fri Veterans' Day (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-11-07: WC: Veterans Day Tribute Friday 11 November 2pm - Dear Friends Game Plan for Friday: Please join us this Friday for a Veterans Day Tribute Golf Cart Parade, Ceremony and Potluck. Everyone is most cordially invited Parade: 2PM meet at the Office, line up, * Flags ready (you carry it or zip tie it to the cart) 2:15 Golf Cart Parade starts - heads to Gazebo 2:30 Flag Ceremony and etc 4:00 Social & Potluck set up 4:30 Welcome 5PM Potluck Readiness Team: We need 8 Flag Bearers + 2 ? 4 escorts (Flags are in Retz Hall) These Flag bearers will carry their Flag to the Gazebo (on their Golf cart) Also, could use some help with Flag readiness prep (simple) such as help getting flag stands to & from Gazebo (John will be at the Gazebo) Veterans Day Program at the Gazebo (John & Hoppy - mc) Need 2 Traffic control volunteers - station: near the Gazebo steps Duty - simple assistance w parking around Gazebo for presentation as parade comes up Texas Ave. Route = go in between the marked trees and park either side of the Gazebo Everyone will remain in their Golf Cart for the Ceremony Except the 8 Flag Bearers and the 4 Flag escorts -- they will post colors etc in the Gazebo USA Canada Army Navy Marines Coast Guard Air Force POW-MIA Our committee could use some volunteers to carry our Flags etc Could use some general assistance We need 2 volunteers for parking assistance at the Gazebo Vicky is handling the Potluck arrangements Who can pick up the cake? Local bakery by Post Office New Combes Road will be ready by 12 noon -- then take it to Retz Hall kitchen There is a signup sheet (assignment) Leave me your name, phone & duty) - please & thanks Any questions - Please call us. Thanks Lenore Combs 956 245 1276 Genie Newsom 608 697 6719 Marlene Hall 641 351 9973 Thanks, as usual -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Thanksgiving Dinner (2022-11-24) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 11-24-22 Thu Thanksgiving Dinner (Vicky LeRoy-Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-11-23: WC: Thanksgiving Day Update - Thanksgiving Day the doors of the hall will open at 1:30pm for everyone. Thank You for your patience. - Vicky Leroy Krueger ​ Sent 2022-11-22: WC: Thanksgiving (Final Reminder - Signup due by EOD Tues) - November 24, 2022 Signup cut off is Tuesday end of day! Happy Short Hour > 2:00pm Eating at > 2:30pm Potluck Dinner / Turkey provided (There is a $5.00 per person charge for the turkey and other items) Signup and payment in the library Hope to see you there!!! - Vicky Leroy Krueger ​ Sent 2022-11-22: Thanksgiving Dinner - Thanksgiving Dinner / November 24, 2022 Happy Hour 2:00pm / Eating at 2:30pm Potluck Dinner / Turkey Provided (There is a $5.00 per person charge for the cost of the turkeys and other needs) The signup is setup in library with virtual payment Also there are signup sheets for what potluck items you will bring. Thank You Everyone! Any question text or call - Vicky LeRoy Krueger 785-418-6208 ​ Sent 2022-11-09: Thanksgiving Dinner - Thanksgiving Dinner / November 24, 2022 Happy Hour 2:00pm / Eating at 2:30pm Potluck Dinner / Turkey Provided Come and enjoy dinner with our extended family! (There is a $5.00 per person charge for the cost of the turkeys and other needs) The signup is setup in library with virtual payment Also there are signup sheets for what potluck items you will bring. And last but not least there signup sheets for helping > none of this is possible unless we get help to accomplish all of the tasks that are needed to make all of this happen Thank You Everyone! Any question text or call - Vicky LeRoy Krueger 785-418-6208 Bake Sale & Raffle (2022-12-10) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-10-22 Sat Bake Sale (Terry DeBackere) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-12-05: WC: Bake Sale Reminder about Donations - In case you might have missed the below in the December Newsletter AND as a reminder that we need your 'goodies' donations this Friday, please read on. Mark your calendar for the Women's Club Bake Sale on Sat Dec 10th from 8 to 11 am in Retzlaff Hall. Get out those cookbooks and favorite recipes and make your favorite holiday goodies for this event. Donations must be labeled* and priced. *(Note any nuts) and may be dropped off at Retzlaff Hall between 5 and 7 pm on Fri Dec 9th. Thanks in advance for your generous donations. On Saturday morning come purchase these holiday goodies including homemade candy ..cookies ..jams ..jellies ..salsa and so much more. There will also be sweet rolls and coffee served for a $1 donation. The Wetherbees will once again be making Lefse for us during the Bake Sale. There will be a raffle and door prizes to add to the fun! Come join us for a fun filled morning - visit with your Sunshine neighbors and enjoy the goodies and fellowship. - Terry DeBackere.. chairman Breakfast (2022-12-17) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-17-22 Sat Breakfast (Pam Adams) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-12-08: WC: Breakfast on Dec 17, 2022 - Pam Adams Office 615-895-8000 PREFERRED cell 615-668-3145 and text Valley Voices (2022-12-20) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-20-22 Tue Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-12-22: WC: Valley Voices - The Women's Club sponsored the 'Valley Voices' Christmas Concert in the Retzlaff Hall earlier this week. Thanks to Jill Ventrello (WC Activities Director) who brought this group to the attention of SEPO. It was very professionally done - Tuxes and everything. And it was fantastic. You can also see pictures (complementary from one of your neighbors) on the Sunshine Web site HERE . - Beth Parrish SEPO Communications 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-11-30: WC: Valley Voices Concert - Caroling (2022-12-22) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-22-22 Thu Caroling (Pam Lacy) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2022-12-22: WC Caroling, Need Pics and Videos to share - Hi all - I took lots of pictures last year when the carolers were out, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to that this year. I'm asking any of you who will be out and about this evening 'singing in' or 'just around' the carolers to take pictures and / or videos and send them to me at sepoenews@gmail.com so I can share them with the community. Thx. - Beth Parrish SEPO Communications 314-960-6710 ​ Sent 2022-12-20: REMINDER & Route - Christmas Caroling this Thursday, Dec 22 - The practices are complete, and it is just about time for the carolers to show off their Christmas spirit and their voices. The fun and frivolity will be this Thursday, Dec 22 starting about 4:30pm. The route is set and we will be stopping at the Sunshine homes listed here: First stop: 1945 W Montana Second stop: 4140 Missouri Third stop: 4117 Nebraska Fourth stop: 1941 Indiana Cir Fifth stop: 1916 Iowa Sixth stop: 4329 Minnesota Seventh stop: 4217 Minnesota Eighth stop: 1945 Michigan We sure do hope everyone will enjoy! - Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2022-11-30: WC: Caroling - All are welcome. You don't have to be a great singer or have elf experience. It will all be a lot of fun for our residents. First meeting and practice will be Sunday, Dec 4th at 1pm in Retz Hall. Come and join in the fun! At this time the Carolering will be Thursday Dec 22nd Starting about 4:30pm. - Pam Lacy Christmas Dinner (2022-12-25) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-25-22 Sun Christmas Dinner (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) ​ From: Lenore Combs, Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2022 11:14 AM (but not via sepoenews) - Subject: Christmas Dinner etc I have hung up signs about the time: Dinner is 2pm, Social 1pm -- Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2022-12-12: Christmas Dinner planning meeting - Dear Friends If you have signed up to help or would like the opportunity: Please join us in the Library for a review of Christmas dinner plans. Wednesday 14 December 2022 3:30pm Thanks PS The Head Elf at the Police Dept sends warm regards & thanks for all the wonderful gifts. for Toys For Tots/ We have filled 3 boxes plus. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Mari Tennent 616 260 0506 Elves, Inc ​ Sent 2022-11-30: WC: CHRISTMAS DINNER 2022 - Dear Friends, Christmas is coming faster than we think There is a CHRISTMAS DINNER "volunteer" signup sheet with only 'two' lonesome names. 😟 It is located on the WC Activities billboard in the Library. I would like to have a planning meeting early next week and even if you can't make the planning part, we can use your help on Christmas day. One potential early consideration is if we have turkey and/or ham. We will need chefs (and carvers for the turkey) as most ham is already pre-sliced. If we don't get a committee we together, we can have a Charlie Brown Christmas dinner: Peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches Root Beer Floats Popcorn Thanks -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator for Christmas dinner Drama Skit (2022-12-25) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) (COMPLETE) 12-25-22 Sun Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) ​ This skit is being presented at 3 PM on Christmas day in Retzlaff Hall. Back to Top NYE Party (2022-12-31) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 12-31-22 Sat NYE Party (Beth Parrish/Denise Utterback) (COMPLETE) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Women's Club: NYE Party (Thank You) - We would like to thank: Our super great committee who made our planning sessions so much fun. Everyone who attended the party and helped us bring in the new year of 2023. We hope you all enjoyed our casual fun-filled evening of eating, drinking, dancing and laughing. - Denise Utterback & Beth Parrish ​ Sent 2022-12-31: PLEASE READ NOW - DETAIL UPDATE: WC NYE Party - TIME CHANGE FOR OPENING OF DOORS: Doors will open at 7:30 this evening. As always there will be no reserving of spots at a table. First Come - First to Pick a Spot. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-31: REMINDER: Details for tonight (since some of you have been calling) - As a reminder - Here are the details for tonight's WC NYE Party. Time: 8 PM to 11 PM (witness the East Coast ball drop @ 11) Doors will open at 7:45 sharp for you early birds. Where: Retzlaff Hall FOOD: Please bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. (And please label if it contains nuts, shellfish or other items people may be allergic to.) Tables will be set up to hold your goodies. BEVERAGES: Coffee, Water and Ice provided. Everything else is BYO. TABLEWEAR: Paper plates, plasticware and napkins provided. BACKDROP FOR PICTURE TAKING: You are encouraged to capture some ‘kodak moments’ of the evening. We’ll have multiple ‘props’ available to spruce up your pictures. MUSIC & DANCING: You will hear some of your favorite tunes (both oldies and newbies) all night long. SUPRISES: So as not to spoil the fun, we're not going to go into any details about this portion of the evening. But we think it’ll be a ‘hoot’. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs Sent 2022-12-28: WC: NYE setup in the hall - I just wanted to remind everyone that signup for the NYE party is closed. And also, with so many things going on even this last week of the year, if there is anything that will be taking place in the hall between now and 4 PM NYE, please do not disturb the table setup in the hall. Those who did the Chrismas dinner were nice enough to leave it the way they had it since the NYE party will be using the same format. NYE - Here we come !!! - Beth Parrish WC NYE Party Co-Chair ​ Sent 2022-12-26: FINAL REMINDER: WC NYE Party - Ticket Sales ending - We hope that everyone had a great Christmas !!! But now that Christmas is in the rear view mirror, it's time to look ahead to bringing in the New Year this coming Saturday evening in Retzlaff Hall. This is your FINAL REMINDER to purchase your NYE Party tickets. We will be taking down the signup sheets in the Library this Wed (12-28) at 8 PM. Tickets are $5 per person. It's simple; signup on the attendance sheet, put your money in the envelope provided and drop it into the NYE Party box. All other details about this exciting event are below. Please call either of us with any questions. Hope to see you all there. ​ Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-22: REMINDER, WC NYE Party - I know everyone is busy getting ready for primarily two things: Christmas (what fun) and the approaching cold weather (boooo). But I wanted to remind everyone to be sure and take time out of your busy day and get over to the library to sign up for the WC NYE Party. I took the signup stuff to the Women's Club meeting last Friday and then posted everything in the library after the meeting. We've got quite a few on the signup sheet. But there's certainly room for lots more. In case you missed the original email, I've repeated all of the details again. We hope to see your bright and shining faces there. ​ See below for details. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-15: WC: NYE Party - Details and Signup Info - Hi All – We hope you have your calendars marked to attend the Women's Club NYE Party. ​ Day/Date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 (DUH) Time: 8 PM to 11 PM (witness the East Coast ball drop @ 11) Where: Retzlaff Hall Price: $5 per person FOOD: Please bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share. (And please label if it contains nuts, shellfish or other items people may be allergic to.) Tables will be set up to hold your goodies. BEVERAGES: Coffee, Water and Ice provided. Everything else is BYO. TABLEWEAR: Paper plates, plasticware and napkins provided. BACKDROP FOR PICTURE TAKING: You are encouraged to capture some ‘kodak moments’ of the evening. We’ll have multiple ‘props’ available to spruce up your pictures. MUSIC & DANCING: You will hear some of your favorite tunes (both oldies and newbies) all night long. SUPRISES: So as not to spoil the fun, we're not going to go into any details about this portion of the evening. But we think it’ll be a ‘hoot’. SIGNUP: In the library. Signup Sheet on the Easel - Sign your name(s), # of persons attending and check off if you have paid or not. Envelope (which has been moved directyly under the signup sheet) - Fill out the stamped area. Don’t forget to insert your money. ($5/person) Drop it into the box marked New Years Eve Party (and NOT Christmas Dinner) We have limited space available, so get over there and sign up early. Beth Parrish (314-960-6710) & Denise Utterback (618-553-1417) Women's Club NYE Party Co-Chairs ​ Sent 2022-12-04: WC: NYE Party - For a Good Time: Come Party With Us - Can you believe it! Four short weeks from today we'll be shuffling out the Old Year and hosting in the New Year. WOW - 2023 is almost here. ​ So be sure and mark your calendars, and plan to attend, the Women's Club NYE Party. The committee is currently in the planning stages. We do know it won’t be fancy, but it should be a fun time for everyone. ​ I can tell you the party is: Sunday, Dec 31 (DUH) From 8 PM to 11 PM (see below) In Retzlaff Hall Music, Dancing and other Surprises (definitely still planning) And what would a party be without food and drink Virtual signup will begin soon in the Library I know some of you might be asking - why end at 11 and not midnight? Ending this party a little early will give everyone the opportunity to; go home and go to bed OR watch the central time zone ball drop on TV in the comfort of their own homes in their jammies OR go to another party! 😊Please watch for event details in sepoenews as they are finalized. Hope to see you there!!! - Denise Utterback & Beth Parrish (Committee Co-Chairs) Back to Top New Residest's Party (2023-01-13) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 01-13-23 Fri New Residents' Party: How Sweet It Is (Pam Davis & Lisa Perrier) (COMPLETE) ​ Sent 2023-01-11: New Residents Party (Safety Precautions) - Dear Neighbors, Thank you for signing up for the Women’s Club New Residents’ Party being held this Friday, January 13. The sign up is now closed. We ask that if you have signed up and may feel under the weather, have a fever or any signs or symptoms of Covid on Friday, to please stay at home. If you let us know by 1 PM on Friday or sooner, we are happy to deliver your catered meal to your doorstep. We hope to have a fun and safe event for the community. Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Pam Davis 214-516-4844 / Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2023-01-08: FINAL REMINDER: WC New Residents Party - ticket sales ending and other info - We hope everyone is enjoying the New Year and are looking forward to celebrating our new Residents this Friday January 13th in the Hall. This is a reminder that virtual ticket sales will close this Tuesday evening. If you would like to attend, the signup process is easy, just write your name on the signup sheet and place your $12 per person in the envelope and drop it in the box located in the Library. We look forward to a fun-filled evening to welcome our new neighbors. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. ​ See poster below for additional details. ​ Sincerely, - Pam Davis 214-516-4844 & Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2022-12-31: WC: New Residents Party Info - Dear Neighbors, Each year to welcome our new residents, the Woman’s Club hosts a new homeowner resident’s party. Our theme this year is How Sweet It Is! We will be having this event on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The doors of Retzlaff Hall will open at 4 PM. We plan on having new resident introductions around 4:30, followed by a meal catered by the Koffee Klatch. We will have music and dancing provided by DJ Doug and his Lovely Assistant. Plus, a few door prizes for our new residents. As always, the new homeowners will receive a hand delivered invitation soon with instructions on how to RSVP to the event at no cost. We will have virtual tickets available for $12 in the library with a sign up sheet about 10 days prior to the event. We look forward to a fun night of fellowship with all of our neighbors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely Yours, Pam Davis 214-516-4844 Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2022-12-08: WC: New Residents' party - Dear Neighbors, Each year to welcome our new residents, the Women’s Club hosts a new homeowner residents' party. Our theme this year is How Sweet It Is! We will be having this event on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The doors of Retzlaff Hall will open at 4 PM. We plan on having new resident introductions around 4:30, followed by a meal catered by the Koffee Klatch. We will have music and dancing provided by DJ Doug and his Lovely Assistant. Plus, a few door prizes for our new residents. As always, the new homeowners will receive a hand-delivered invitation soon with instructions on how to RSVP to the event at no cost. We will have virtual tickets available for $12 in the library with a signup sheet about 10 days prior to the event. We look forward to a fun night of fellowship with all of our neighbors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely Yours, - Pam Davis 214-516-4844 & Lisa Perrier 651-485-7293 ​ Sent 2022-11-18: Donations for New Residents' Party - The Womens’ Club will be celebrating our new residents with a party on January 13, 2023, at Retzlaff Hall. We would like to show these new homeowners the greatness of our community and surroundings. If you, or your Club, want to donate an item for a door prize, please let us know. Also, we are trying to gather gift cards from local vendors that we support. So, if you’re a regular somewhere, maybe ask for a donation. We are looking forward to our event and can’t wait to meet our new residents. For additional information, contact Pam Davis (214-516-4844) or Lisa Perrier (651-485-7293) Back to Top ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 02-12-23 Sun Superbowl Party (Need Chairperson(s)) (CANCELED) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Women’s Club SuperBowl (canceled) (02-12-23) - Women’s Club is going to cancel the Super Bowl Party. We are going to have a lot of people out of town. So, with low interest otherwise it is going to be canceled. Thanks as always for your support of Women’s Club. - Vicky Leroy Krueger, Women's Club President ​ Sent 2023-01-21: Women’s Club Super Bowl - Women’s Club is going to cancel the Super Bowl Party. We are going to have a lot of people out of town. So, with low interest other wise, it is going to be canceled. Thanks as always for your support of Women’s Club - Vicky Krueger Superbowl Party (2023-02-12) (CANCELED) Back to Top Bow-Tie Event (2023-02-14) (CANCELLED) ************************** Date Day Event (Chairpersons) 02-14-23 Tue Bow-T ie Happy Hour (Pam Lacy) (CANCELED) ​ Sent 2023-01-31: WC - Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day Bow-Tie committee apologizes but brunch and happy hour festivities have been canceled for this year. So, get your romantic, love filled plans on and make some wonderful memories. - Pam Lacy ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Women's Club: Bow-Tie Brunch is now “Bow-Tie Happy Hour” - Valentine’s Day February 14 Alert! Due to a variety of reasons we have changed this year’s Valentine's Day celebration from a Bow-Tie Brunch to a Bow-Tie Happy Hour. February 14 at 4:00 in the hall. More information will be forth coming. - Pam Lacy ​ Sent 2023-01-11: WC: Bow Tie Brunch - Need Your Help - Hi everyone - I was so excited to see that I had ten or more people signed up to work on the Womens' Club Bow Tie Brunch scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 14. BUT - due to life happening when you are planning something, my committee has shrunk to three people. I'm asking you to please consider joining the team/committee. Our next meeting is January 16. Anyone interested can call me, Pam Lacy @ 218-433-3416, or Lisa Perrier @ 651-485-7293. Thanks so much. Pam Lacy Back to Top

  • Summary (Winter 2022-2023) | Sunshine Estates

    Things To Do: Summary Winter Season (2022-2023) If you are involved in one or more of the activities below and you see something that needs to be updated (which there are some items currently in question), please contact the Web site Manager, Beth Parrish, at sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com. Calendar of Actvities/Mtgs Board/Residents & Club/Committee Mtgs Women's Club (2022-2023) Daily-Weekly-Monthly (Winter) Golf-Clubs-Commitees-Special Daily-Weekly-Monthly (Summer 2022) List of Clubs & Committees Calendar of Actvities/Mtgs Calendar of Activities (2022-2023 Winter) This is the exact image of the SEPO Calendar (as of 01-31-2023) (click on picture to open file) This is the 2-pager of Activities/Meetings (as of 01-31-2023) Back to Top Board/Residents & Club/Committee Mtgs ******************************** Meetings (Oct 1, 2022 thru Mar 31, 2023) Click HERE for Details ​ SEPO Board & Residents Women's Club OTHER Clubs/Committees Back to Top ****************************** Women's Club Activities Schedule (Winter: 2022-2023) Click HERE for Details ​ The Women's Club Committee Activities Committee Signup Sheets are be posted in the SEPO Library. Women's Club (2022-2023) Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 10-22-22 Sat Shrimp Boil (Cathy Richmond) COMPLETE ​ 10-31-22 Mon Halloween Parade (Vicky Leroy Krueger) COMPLETE ​ 11-11-22 Thu Veteran’s Day (Lenore Combs) COMPLETE ​ 11-24-22 Thu Thanksgiving Dinner (Vicky LeRoy Krueger) COMPLETE ​ 12-10-22 Sat Bake & Craft Sale (Terry DeBackere) COMPLETE ​ 12-17-22 Sat Breakfast (Pam Adams) COMPLETE ​ 12-20-22 Tue Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) COMPLETE ​ 12-22-22 Thu Caroling (Pam Lacy) COMPLETE 12-25-22 Sun Christmas Dinner (Lenore Combs) COMPLETE ​ 12-25-22 Sun Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) COMPLETE ​ 12-31-22 Sat NYE Party (Beth Parrish/Denise Utterback) COMPLETE ​ 01-13-23 Fri New Residents Party : How Sweet It Is COMPLETE (Pam Davis/Lisa Perrier) ​ 02-12-23 Sun Superbowl Party (Need Chairperson(s)) CANCELED ​ 02-14-23 Tue Bow-Tie Happy Hour (Pam Lacy) CANCELED ​ 02-23-23 Thu Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (Pam Davis/Vicky LeRoy Krueger) ​ 02-24-23 Fri Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) 03-18-23 Sat Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) ​ 03-30-23 Thu Farewell: Hobo Party (Dee Novak/Robin Fleiner ) ​ If you would like to volunteer to Chair/Co-Chair OR be on one or more Committees, please sign up on the poster(s) in the Library or contact Jill Ventrello (see her contact info below). ​ Jill Ventrello Women’s Club Activities Director 720-660-8417 jillybeanbean56@gmail.com Daily-Weekly-Monthly (Winter) Back to Top ****************************** Daily/Weekly/Monthly Activities Overview (Winter: Oct 1, 2022 thru Mar 31, 2023) Click HERE for Details ​ SUNDAY: 2 - 4 pm, Cards/Games (All year: Weekly / Card Room) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022), (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) ​ MONDAY: 8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 9:30 - 10;30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:30 am - Noon, Line Dancing (All Year / Retzlaff Hall) 1 - 3 pm, Rock Painting: (Monthly - 1st & 4th Monday / Retzlaff Hall) 1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022), (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'C lockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 - 10 pm, Euchre (Winter / Card Room) (Conflict being resolved.) 7 - 9 pm, POKENO (end date unknown / Card Room) ​ TUESDAY : 8:30 - 11 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court) 8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9 -10:15 am, Men's Golf League: Tee Time #1 (Winter, usually first Tuesday in Nov, when more residents return: W eekly / Golf Course) 9 - 11 am, Men's Golf League: Only Tee Time (Summer, usually sometime in Apr, when fewer residents are here: Weekly / Golf Course) 9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 9:30 - 10:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 10:30 am - Noon, Men's Golf League: Tee Time #2 (Winter, usually first Tuesday in Nov, when more residents return: W eekly / Golf Course) 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 1 - 3:30, Mahjong (All Year / Card Room) 1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022), (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 - 7:30: Garden Club (Winter: 2nd Tue of month, Nov thru Mar / Library) 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (Tue & Thu / Card Room ) ​ WEDNESDAY : 8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:00 am, Ladies' Golf Tee time (Summer - Until 10-26-2022: Weekly / Golf Course) 9:00 am, Ladies' Golf Tee time (Winter - 11-02-2033 thru 03-29-23: Weekly / Golf Course) 9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 9:30 - 10;30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 1 - 4 pm, Samba (Winter: Weekly / Card Room) 1 - 4 pm, Bridge (All Year: Weekly / Library) 1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022), (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mexican Train/Dominos (All Year? / Card Room) ​ THURSDAY : 8 - 10 am, Coffee & Donuts (All Year / Library) 8:30 - 11 am, Pickleball (All Year: Tue & Thu / Tennis Court) 8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 9:30 - 10;30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9:30 am - 2 pm, Quilting: Killer Bees (All Year: Weekly / Retzlaff Hall) 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 1 - 2:30 pm, Cards: Hand & Foot - Ladies (All Year: Weekly / Card Room) 1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022) , (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 4 - 6 pm, Happy Hour & Potluck (All year: Weekly / Retzlaff Hall) 4 - 9 pm, Happy Hour (finger food only) (All Year: Weekly / Pavilion) 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Stained Glass (Jan-Mar: Weekly / Woodshop ) 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Cards: Men's Poker (All year: Weekly / Card Room ) ​ FRIDAY : 8 - 11 am, Tennis (All Year: Mon, Wed, Fri / Tennis Court) 8:30 - 9:30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #1 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 9 am - Noon, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 9:30 - 10;30 am, Water Aerobics: Session #2 (All Year: Mon thru Fri / Pool) 10:30 am - 1 pm, Jokers (Card/Board Game) (All year: Weekly / Card Room) 1 - 4 pm, Woodshop open (as long as there is a monitor present) (Winter: Mon thru Fri / Woodshop) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022) , (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 - 10 am, Saturday Golf Scramble (All Year: W eekly / Golf Course) 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Billiards: Texas 8 Ball (Tue, Thu, Sat / Pool Room) 4 - 6 pm (starting Nov 6, 2022) , (time adjusts as seasons chg) , Golf Scramble: O'Clockers (All Year: Daily / Golf Course) 6:30 - 9 pm, Game: Mahjong (All Year: Weekly / Library) 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Five Crowns (Card Game) (All Year: Weekly / Card Room) 6:30 - 9 pm, Mahjong (All Year: Weekly / Library) Golf-Clubs-Commitees-Special Back to Top Golf, Clubs & Committees and Special Events Overview below (Winter: Oct 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022) View DETAILS by clicking on: ​ GOLF or CLUBs & COMMITTEEs or SPECIAL ​ O CT 2022 : 20 - Woodshop Orientation (Woodworkers / Woodshop) 22 - Shrimp Boil (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 31 - Halloween Parade (Women's Club / Sunshine Streets) NOV 2022: 4 & 5 - Garage Sale 9 - Calling All Dogs and Cats (Special / Your Home) 11 - Veterans Day Tribute (Women's Club / Gazebo & Retzlaff Hall) 11 thru Dec 16 - Toys for Tots (Special / Library) 11 thru Dec 20 - Food Drive (Special / Library) 24 - Thanksgiving Dinner (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) ​ DEC 2022: 5 - Birding & Nature Presentation (B&N Club / Retzlaff Hall) 9 - Resident Appreciation (Employees / Library) 10 - Craft & Bake Sale (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 10 - Art & Craft Sale (Personal / 4148 N MO) 17 - Breakfast (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 20 - Valley Voices (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 22 - Caroling (Women's Club / Streets of Sunshine) 25 - Christmas Dinner (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 25 - Drama Skit (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 31 - NYE Party (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) ​ JAN 2023 : 9 - Birding & Nature Club Potluck (B&N Club / Retzlaff Hall) (CANCELED) 13 - New Residents' Party (Women's Club / R etzlaff Hall ) 16 - Finger Lickin' Chicken (NW / Retzlaff Hall (or takeout) (CANCELED) 19 - Community Birdwalk (B&B Club / TX Ave) 19 - Woodshop Orientation (Woodworkers / Woodshop) 19, 20, 21 - Garage Sales (Various Residents / Throughout the Community) 24 - Spaghetti Dinner (Woodworkers / Retzlaff Hall (or takeout)) 28 - Private Event: Shuffleboard & Pavilion ​ FEB 2023: 10-11 - Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament (Golf / Golf Course) 11 - Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament After Golf Events (Golf / Retzlaff Hall) 12 - Superbowl Party (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) (CANCELED) 14 - Bow- T ie Happy Hour (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) (CAN CELED) 17-18 - Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament (Rain Dates) (Golf / Golf Course) 18 - Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament After Golf Events (Rain Date) (Golf / Retzlaff Hall) 23 - Ta ste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 24 - Valley Voices (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) 27-28 - Men's Golf Tournament (Men's Golf League / Golf Course) MAR 2023: 2-3-4 - Good Neigh bor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) (Golf / Golf Course) 2-3-4 - Good Neigh bor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) Luncheon (Ladies Golf League / Pavilion) 7 - Men's Golf Lunch/Awards (Men's Golf League / Pavilion) 8-9 - Ladies' Golf Tournament (Ladies Golf League / Golf Course) 9-10-11 - Good Neigh bor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) (Rain Dates) (Golf / Golf Course) 9-10-11 - Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament (GNDGT) Luncheon (Rain Dates) (Ladies Golf League / Retzlaff Halll or Pavilion) 15 - Ladies' Golf Tournament (Day 2 if GNDGT needs Mar 9 for Rain Date) (Ladies Golf League / Golf Course) 15 - Ladies' Golf Awards Banquet (Ladies Golf League / Retzlaff Hall or Pavilion) 18 - Drama Skit (Women's Club (Retzlaff Hall) 25 - Concert (59.5 Min w/Brett) (Dana Boettcher / Retzlaff Hall) 30 - Farewell: Hobo Party (Women's Club / Retzlaff Hall) Back to Top Daily-Weekly-Monthly (Summer 2022) The following are COMPLETE Golf, Clubs & Committees and Special Events Overview below (Summer: Apr 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022) View DETAILS by clicking on: 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 : 16 - Potluck: June (Special / Retzlaff Hall) ​ JUL 2022 : 4 - Potluck: Fourth of July (Special / Retzlaff Hall) 7 - Calling All Dogs and Cats Too (Special / Your Home) ​ AUG 2022 : 18 - Potluck: August (Special / Retzlaff Hall) 31 - Calling All Dogs and Cats (Special / Your Home) ​ SEP 2022 : Back to Top List of Clubs & Committees ****************************** CLUBs & COMMITTEEs (2022-2023) ​ 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 SCCE FISHING ASSOCIATION 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

  • Homes For Rent | Sunshine Estates

    SUNSHINE PROPERTIES FOR RENT All properties listed below are in Harlingen TX, 78550. Please check back periodically for Updates to available Sunshine Properties for Rent. (NOTE: If you were directed to this page from a SEPO email and do not see t he home the email referred to, that indicates the home has been rented. ​ Last Updated 01-31-2023 Back to Top Back to Sale/Rent Page

  • Mtgs Legend (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. Agendas, Videos & Minutes of these meeting can be found from this page . ​ Current SEPO Board members can be found HERE . ​ 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 09-12-22 Mon 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Google Meet 10-10-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 10-11-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 10-11-22 Tue After Bd Mtg Exec Session (Board Only) Google Meet 11-01-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Special) Hybrid 11-01-22 Tue After Bd Mtg Exec Session (Board Only) Retzlaff 11-14-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 11-15-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 12-06-22 Tue 1:00 PM Exec Session (Board Only) Retzlaff 12-12-22 Mon 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 12-12-22 Mon After Res Mtg Board (Special) Hybrid 12-13-22 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 01-03-23 Tue 1:00 PM Residents Hybrid 01-03-23 Tue After Res Mtg Info Mtg (Ballots) Retzlaff 01-0 5-23 Thu 1:00 PM Residents & Directors Hybrid Required to be held during first week in January (Announce Nominations) 01-10-23 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 01-10-23 Tue After Res Mtg Exec Session (Board Only) Retzlaff 02-07-23 Tue 1:00 PM Board (Regular) Hybrid 02-07-23 Tue After Bd Mtg Exec Session (Board Only) Retzlaff 02-20-23 Mon 1:00 PM Residents (canceled) 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 third Tuesday in February (Results of Election Announced) 02-21-23 Tue Aft 3:00 PM? 1st 2023 Board (Regular) 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 (Regular) Hybrid Board & Residents Back to Top Women's Club (Winter: 2022-2023) ​​ ​ Meetings are normally held: Current Women's Club Board members can be found HERE . 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. Women's Club Mtg Dates: 10-21-22 11-18-22 12-16-22 01-20-23 02-17-23 03-17-23 Back to Top Other Clubs & Committees 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.​ ​ 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. Fishing Club: (Bill Peterson) ​ Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month (Nov thru Apr) at 5:30 PM via Google Meet and Retzlaff Hall (Only in Retzlaff Hall during Winter Season). Open to all residents/renters in the community.​ ​ Garden Club: (Susanne Ulrich) ​ Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday of each month (Nov Thru Mar) at 6:30 PM in the Library. Open to all residents/renters in the community.​ Gift & Memorial Committee: (Vickie Jones) ​ Meeting Day/Date/Time etc. are TBD. ​ Golf League Business Meeting (Ladies): (Deloris Pearcy) ​ Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month (Nov thru Mar) in Retzlaff Hall. ​ Golf League Business Meeting (Men): (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 (may include sewing sessions) are held 9:30 AM to 2 PM on Thursday in Retzlaff Hall. ​​ Rock Painting Club: (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 and immediate 'adult' family members.​ ​ 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

  • WC Acty Legend (2022-2023) | sunshine

    Activities: Women's Club "LEGEND" (Winter: 2022-2023) The Women's Club Activities Committee Signup Sheets are posted in the SEPO Library. As Details concerning the various Activities become available, they will be posted for the Community. WC Events: UPCOMING WC Events: COMPLETE Date Day Event (Chairpersons) ​ 10-22-22 Sat Shrimp Boil (Cathy Richmond) (COMPLETE) ​ 10-31-22 Mon Halloween Parade (Vicky Leroy-Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ 11-11-22 Thu Veteran’s Day (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) ​ 11-24-22 Thu Thanksgiving Dinner (Vicky LeRoy-Krueger) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-10-22 Sat Craft & Bake Sale & Raffle (Terry DeBackere) (COMPLETE) 12-17-22 Sat Breakfast (Pam Adams) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-20-22 Tue Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-22-22 Thu Caroling (Pam Lacy) (COMPLETE) 12-25-22 Sun Christmas Dinner (Lenore Combs) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-25-22 Sun Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) (COMPLETE) ​ 12-31-22 Sat NYE Party (Beth Parrish/Denise Utterback) (COMPLETE) ​ 01-13-23 Fri New Homeowners' Party : How Sweet It Is (Pam Davis/Lisa Perrier) (COMPLETE) ​ 02-12-23 Sun Superbowl Party (Need Chairperson(s)) (CANCELED) ​ 02-14-23 Tue Bow-Tie Happy Hour (Pam Lacy) (CANCELED) ​ 02-23-23 Thu Taste of Sunshine & Cake Walk (Pam Davis/Vicky LeRoy-Krueger) ​ 02-24-23 Fri Valley Voices (Jill Ventrello) ​ 03-18-23 Sat Drama Skit (Nancy Steele) ​ 03-30-23 Thu Farewell: Hobo Party (Dee Novak/Robin Fleiner ) ​ If you would like to volunteer to Chair/Co-Chair OR be on one or more Committees, please sign up on the poster(s) in the Library or contact Jill Ventrello (see her contact info below). ​ Jill Ventrello Women’s Club Activities Director 720-660-8417 jillybeanbean56@gmail.com Back to Top

  • Garden Club (Projects) | Sunshine Estates

    Sunshine Garden Club: Projects & Pictures Back to Garden Club Home Check back soon for more great pictures of the Sunshine Residents working very hard to make this great community a beautiful place to live it. Jan 2023 Hard at work at the Gazebo area on TX Ave Jan 18, 2023 Thank you, Leona and Ross, for securing the garden flower. You guys will be missed once you head up north. Lots of new growth on butterfly plants. Bring on the butterflies. Community project we can all be proud of. Thank you. Susanne Jan 16, 2023 A huge thank you to Lassy for refurbishing this garden art, donated by Tiffany, recovered by Robin, and professionally painted by Lassy. Plan to put in Butterfly Garden. Susanne Nov 2022 Hard at work in the Butterfly Garden on TX AVE Back to Top

  • NW-CERT 2021-10 thru 2022-09 | Sunshine Estates

    Neighborhood Watch & CERT Info Oct 20 21 thru Sep 2022 Sent 2022-07-29: NW-CERT info/invite: National Night Out - Dear Neighborhood Watch and Sunshine Community NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Mark your calendars and join us for a special evening in Harlingen. Tuesday 2 August 6p - 9p Lon C Hill Park on 1217 Fairpark Blvd (just up from the Police Dept) Among many safety & security ideas, various Police and Crime related agencies (Court etc,) find us and join us to learn & discuss solutions for this concern. Lock your doors, turn on your outside lights and spend an evening with us, the Harlingen Police Department and many neighbors with similar thoughts on the problem. . Sgt Rebrcca is assigning us a spot probably with CERT down by the area of the Boys & Girls Club Bring your chair & sit a spell - you'll enjoy it. NNO is designed to heighten your awareness about crime and drug prevention and generate support for and participation in local anti crime efforts etc. Call me for questions 956 245 1276 -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator NW - CERT Sent 2022-07-23: Notification: Break-ins at Encore last night - - Dear Friends Please check your vehicle for stuff - change,phones, etc and homes - porches and anything else around your place such as golf carts , chargers and etc, lawn stuff Let me know if there has been a problem here.. The Bad Guys were out last night and hit Encore. A Police report was filed by them, -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2022-07-23: NW CERT Information July 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 2022-06-03: 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 Back to Top

  • Election 2023 Ballots | Sunshine Estates

    SEPO 2023 Election: Ballots ​ Sunshine Estates Property Owners, Inc., (SEPO) governs Sunshine Country Club Estates (SCCE). ************************************************************* Each Ballot to be voted on (excluding the SEPO Board Candidates ) are listed below. ​ Click on SEPO Covenants & Bylaws to link to these current SEPO Rules documents. ************************************************************* There is one (1) Bylaws Ballot. The Board of Directors recommends the update to the Bylaws (below) requiring a majority of a quorum eligible to vote. ​ There are six (6) Covenants Ballots. The Board of Directors recommends the updates to the Covenants (below) requiring 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. (This currently means, (0.66 x 306 votes = 201.96, or 202 positive votes needed to amend our Covenants.) ​ NOTE: If you do not submit any vote for a Covenant, it is counted as a NO vote toward the 66% requirement to pass. ​ Click on SEPO Covenants & Bylaws to link to these current SEPO Rules documents. ************************************************************* Newsletter 2023-02: Election Committee (2023 Election) - All ballots that were not picked up in the library on the 16th or 17th of January were put in the mail on the 19th. We had a successful pickup on the two days listed and I would like to thank all who remembered to make an effort to save the committee time and the organization mailing fees. We would like feedback from those who did not pick up your ballots as to what we might do different in order to increase the numbers. I will have a total in my report on the 21st of February also.“ PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE! Ballots must be turned in no later than 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. And to reiterate - If you do not turn in your vote, it will be counted as a ‘disapprove’ vote. Thank You. - MARLENE HALL, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-25: NOTICE: 2023 Election Ballots - All ballots that were not picked up on the 16th or 17th of January were in the mail on the 19th. We had a successful pickup on the two days listed and I would like to thank all who remembered to make an effort to save the committee time and the organization mailing fees. We would like feedback from those who did not pick up their ballots as to what we might do different in order to increase the numbers. I will have a total in my report on the 21st of February also. Thank You. MARLENE HALL, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-17: FINAL REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to the over 100 Homeowners who picked up their ballots in the library today. We know there are many more Homeowners who are physically in Sunshine right now and we are hoping you will be able to pick your ballots up tomorrow. ​ Board ELection Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope. It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson Sent 2023-01-16: REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to those who have already picked up your ballots. This is a reminder, if you are physically here in Sunshine, please go to the Library to pick up your ballots. You have just under an hour left to do that this morning (Monday) and two hours tomorrow (Tuesday). See below for any additional details you may need. Beth Parrish (for Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson) ********************************************************************************** Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope.It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson Sent 2023-01-14: TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup - Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope.It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson ​ ​ Sent 2023-01-12: 2023 SEPO Election Ballots: Two of the Seven Ballots have been revised - Two of the previously posted seven ballots for the 2023 SEPO Election were revised during the Jan 10, 2023 Board Meeting (Reg). They are: ARTICLE VI: USE RESTRICTIONS - SECTION 6.1 SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL USE (AGE) EXHIBIT "B": ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE - Building Conditions and Improvement Regulations. The revised ballots are updated on the Sunshine Web site below. Please contact a Board member if you have any questions concerning these revisions. We want the community to be well-informed before submitting their ballot votes. Sincerely, Your SEPO Board ​ Sent 2023-01-09: SEPO Office Closure - If you go into the office the next several days and the curtain is pulled closed, that indicates the office is closed to all traffic, except emergencies. This will enable Valerie and the Election Committee to work uninterrupted to create the SEPO 2023 Election ballot envelopes for the community. Thanks to the community for your understanding. - Share Nelson SEPO Board President ​ Sent 2022-12-30: NOTIFICATION OF "Information" Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan 3, 2023 - On TUESDAY, Jan 3, immediately after the 1 pm Residents meeting, in Retzlaff Hall only, there will be an Information Meeting to answer questions the community may have concerning the proposed amendments to the Bylaws & Covenants, that are being included in this year's voting ballot. This is NOT a Board meeting. It is an Open Forum for discussion between residents and Board members following many of the same guidelines as in a 'Residents' meeting. Residents can make comments and/or ask questions. When a resident is acknowledged to speak, he/she must wait to be presented with a microphone and then state his/her name before beginning. Anyone speaking should limit their speaking time to be reasonable (2-3 minutes max). If the answer to a question is unknown at meeting time, the topic will be researched and the answer provided to the questioner. There will be no debate with any SEPO Board member. There will be no ‘shout outs’ from residents who haven’t requested to speak. Vulgarity will not be allowed. The speaker shall not make any derogatory comments about any person(s). The speaker will simply state factually what his/her comments / concerns / questions are. SEPO Board ​ Sent 2022-12-27: SEPO Election 2023 Ballots: Ready for Resident Review (and questions for the Board) - Your SEPO Board of Directors have spent many hours reviewing our governing documents (Covenants and Bylaws) in order to ensure they are in accordance with TX law. We have also been busy preparing changes which we have agreed will benefit our community and that you will have the opportunity to vote on for the Feb 21, 2023 election. You will be receiving your ballots sometime after the Jan 5, 2023 "Residents & Directors" meeting. They are currently available for you to review from the Sunshine Web site in the images below. Links to the current Covenants and Bylaws documents can also be found above. An informational meeting will be held next Tuesday, Jan 3, immediately after the Residents meeting is adjourned to explain these possible changes and to answer any questions you might have. I urge you to be as fully informed as possible before you return your ballots. ​ SEPO Board ARTICLE VI: USE RESTRICTIONS - SECTION 6.1 SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL USE (AGE) received Board approval to be updated at the Jan 10, 2023 Board Mtg (Reg) pending approval by the SEPO lawyer. The Board received approval from the SEPO Lawyer on Jan 12, 2023. Below is the revised ballot. EXHIBIT "B": ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE - Building Conditions and Improvement Regulations received Board approval to be updated at the Jan 10, 2023 Board Mtg (Reg). Below is the revised ballot. Back to Top

  • Special (2022-2023 Winter) | Sunshine Estates

    Activities: Special (2022-2023 Winter Season) Additional Details Private: Shuffleboard & Pavilion Concert: 59.5 Min w/Brett (UPCOMING) Stained Glass Class (ONGOING) Calling All Dogs & Cats (PERIODIC) Garage Sale (PERIODIC) Food Drive (COMPLETE) Toys for Tots (COMPLETE) Private: Shuffleboard & Pavilion ************************************************************************ UPC OMING Private Event: Shuffleboard & Pavilion ​ Sent 2023-01-25: Private Event: Shuffleboard & Pavilion - The Pavilion and Shuffleboard Courts have been reserved on Saturday, January 28, from 3:00 to 10:00 for a private event. - Janis McFee ************************************************************************ UPC OMING Concert:59.5 Minutes w/Brett (Mar 25, 2023) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Concert: 59 ½ Minutes w/Brett - Please come join me while I sing some of nearly sixty songs written and recorded by me in Nashville. There will also be some songs sung by me from a few other artists . People like to know the meaning behind the song, or I am asked how I came up with the idea. So, before I sing an original, I will tell the audience how I came up with it. I will be singing and playing guitar with backup harmonies. I was on the radio for two years being promoted in country music. This is an opportunity for me to showcase one more time my musical past before I find myself unable to do it any longer. - Dana Boettcher Concert: 59.5 Min w/Brett (UPCOMING) Sent 2023-01-14: Save the Date: 59 1/2 Minutes w/Brett Dana - Stained Glass Class (ONGOING) ************************************************************************ ONGOING S tained Glass Clas s (Jan-March 2023) Sent 2023-01-09: Stained Glass class - I will begin the stained glass instructions this Thursday evening from 6:30 pm in the Woodshop. You will need your front gate clicker in order to enter the storage area. Class usually runs til about 8:30. The first couple weeks are usually large classes. If there are any experienced stained glass people, I could really use your help to break up the group into manageable sizes. There is no fee for your first project. If you have any questions, please call me at 708-280-8910. - Cathy Chajec ************************************************************************ PERIODIC Grooming: Calling All Dog s and Cats t oo (01-13-202 3) COMPLETE ​ Sent 2023-01-10: Calling All Dogs and Cats too - Hey Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Friday, January13th, 2023, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 1:00 pm. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text or call 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 ​ Groomin g: Dogs an d Ca ts (08-31-2022) COM PLETE ​ Sent 2022-11-09: Calling All Dogs and Cats - Hey Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 1:00 pm. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text or call 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 Calling All Dogs & Cats (PERIODIC) Garage Sale (PERIODIC) ************************************************************************ PERIODIC Garag e Sales (Jan 19, 20 & 21) U PCOMING ​ Sent 2022-11-17: Garage Sale: Multiple homes in Sunshine this weekend - There are multiple homes in Sunshine having garage sales on the following days/times. 8 AM - 4 PM, Thursday (01-19) & Friday (01-20) 8 AM - Noon, Saturday (01-21) Individual home addresses are not being published here. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to get out and drive around the community to find the homes having a sale and find yourself some bargains. - From: Those who are having a Garage Sale ​ Garage Sale (N ov 4 & 5, 2022) C OMPLETE ​ Sent 2022-11-03: REMINDER: Garage Sale: Nov 4 & 5, 2022 - As A Reminder: We have sold our home at 1920 W Iowa Ave and are having a garage sale Fri, Nov 4, and Sat, Nov 5 from 8 am to 1 pm both days. - Blanca Hiett ************************************************************************ COMPLETE Food Drive (Dec 2022) C OMPLETE ​ Sent 2022-11-22: Food drive - Once again we are having a food drive for Valley Haven Children's Home and Loaves and Fishes of Harlingen. Items needed include but are not limited to: canned vegetables, fruits and meats, packaged beans, rice and pasta, boxed dinners and fruit drinks, cereal and peanut butter. If you can help there are containers in the library for you to put your items in. We will be delivering all food collected on December 20th so please make sure you drop off your items before then. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity. - Deb Jones & Jill Ventrello Food Drive (COMPLETE) ************************************************************************ COMPLETE Toys for Tots (Dec 2022) C OMPLETE ​ Sent 2022-11-30: HPD - Marines 2022 TOYS for TOTS 501 C3 - Dear Friends - Toys for Tots date of distribution for Harlingen is 16 December 2022. Some of the HPD Officers will be by to pick up this box tomorrow and leave another in its place. There are some gifts still to be wrapped - I did a bunch earlier. - Maybe one of the Sunshine elves can wrap one or two. Thanks - reminder to please put the age and Boy / Girl on the bottom for distribution purposes. Since the 1940's, the USMC program has assisted families nationwide who are struggling financially. The mission is to provide a tangible sign of hope for the disadvantaged children at Christmas. Wrapping the gifts with BOY / GIRL and age really speeds up the process. Thanks again. Makes the project easier for the PD. THANK YOU for Getting Involved and Making a Difference. God Bless you and God Bless the USA -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 (Santa's helper) ​ Sent 2022-11-30: TOYS FOR TOTS - THANKS for your generosity with Toys For Tots. You are wonderful! and appreciated. We could have a quick wrapping party in the Library soon. I will be checking with Harlingen Police on their pickup day. Stay tuned. - Lenore Combs ​ Sent 2022-11-11: TOYS FOR TOTS - Dear Friends, We briefly spoke about this at Woman’s Club the other day – so as a reminder: Our Harlingen Police dropped off a TOYS FOR TOTS box. It is in the Library. Toys For Tots – is the premier community action program sending a message of hope through the gift of a new toy to help bring the joy of Christmas to the less fortunate children. The mission is to collect new toys each year and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to these children in our community. The Harlingen Police Department becomes familiar with these families, currently is collecting toys and hereby requests if anyone at Sunshine can please donate a gift ($10.00 or so). They (HPD) are waiving the “unwrapped” part since the Harlingen PD is most familiar with us thru NW & CERT and wrapping would be handy – just put GIRL/BOY and AGE __yrs. on the gift – visibly on the bottom. The Officers will pick up the boxes in a few weeks. THANK YOU Lenore J. Combs 956 245 1276 Resident and member of the Hgn. Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Coordinator NW - CERT at SCCE Toys for Tots (COMPLETE) 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 . ************************* NW Details All Neighborhood Watch/CERT information prior to Oct 1, 2020 can be found at the following Links. NW-CERT (Oct 2021 thru Sep 2022) NW-CERT (Oct 2020 thru Sep 2021) NW-CERT (Prev to Oct 2020) Newsletter 2023-02: Neighborhood Watch & CERT - Sent 2023-01-09: Finger Lickin' Chicken CANCELED - I was diagnosed with COVID Sunday morning. No fever No chills Chest XRay is neg. I feel fine except for a little sore throat and body ache. Therefore, for the safety of all of us, I am calling off the Finger LIckin' Chicken Fundraiser until further notice. I have asked Jean Burgoine to clear the board in the Library, open the $$ box and give back your envelopes via Valerie at the Office. Please contact Valerie to pick up your envelope. Thanks for your generosity and Sorry for the disappointment but we will reschedule at a safer time. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2023-01-05: Invitation and Fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch - Finger Lickin' Chicken - Dear Friends - Our Neighborhood Watch will soon hold a fundraiser - Monday 16 January 2023 about 4pm Retz Hall. Information and signup etc is in the Library. Eat in or Take out. If you would like to help with this project - please let me know. You do not have to be a NW volunteer to help. There are a variety of "jobs" - before - during & after. Thanks. - Lenore Combs 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2022-11-19: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING this Monday 21 November 2022 at 3:00 PM - Dear Friends - Wish you all a very wonderful Happy Thanksgiving. You are appreciated and we are grateful. Please mark your calendars for our important business meeting on Monday 21 NOV at 3pm in Retz Hall We will have the usual meeting and also discuss planning for Finger Lickin' Chicken for Jan 16th (Monday). This is a fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch. Thanks -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator NW - CERT Team Sent 2022-10-15: Reminder NW-CERT meeting Monday 17 October 3pm - The meeting will take place in Retzlaff Hall adjacent to the swimming pool. Refreshments served. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator Sunshine NW-CERT Team Back to Top

  • Board Election Committee (2023) | sunshine

    SEPO Board Election Committee For 2023 SEPO Board Election Sunshine Estates Property Owners, Inc., (SEPO) governs Sunshine Country Club Estates (SCCE). (The following information is presented in reverse chronological order.) Election Committee Activity for 2023 Election Election Committee Process Guide (APPROVED) Nominating & Election Committees Index Election Committee Activity for 2023 Election ELECTION COMMITTEE ACTIVITY Additional information specific to the 2023 SEPO Board Candidates can be found HERE . ​ Additional information specific to the 2023 SEPO Ballots can be found HERE . ​ ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Election Committee (2023 Election) - All ballots that were not picked up in the library on the 16th or 17th of January were put in the mail on the 19th. We had a successful pickup on the two days listed and I would like to thank all who remembered to make an effort to save the committee time and the organization mailing fees. We would like feedback from those who did not pick up your ballots as to what we might do different in order to increase the numbers. ​ I will have a total in my report on the 21st of February also. PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE! Ballots must be turned in no later than 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. And to reiterate - If you do not turn in your vote, it will be counted as a ‘disapprove’ vote. Thank You. - MARLENE HALL, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-25: NOTICE: 2023 Election Ballots - All ballots that were not picked up on the 16th or 17th of January were in the mail on the 19th. We had a successful pickup on the two days listed and I would like to thank all who remembered to make an effort to save the committee time and the organization mailing fees. We would like feedback from those who did not pick up their ballots as to what we might do different in order to increase the numbers. I will have a total in my report on the 21st of February also. Thank You. - MARLENE HALL, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-17: FINAL REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to the over 100 Homeowners who picked up their ballots in the library today. We know there are many more Homeowners who are physically in Sunshine right now and we are hoping you will be able to pick your ballots up tomorrow. ​ Board ELection Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope. It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-16: REMINDER - TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup in LIBRARY - Thanks to those who have already picked up your ballots. This is a reminder, if you are physically here in Sunshine, please go to the Library to pick up your ballots. You have just under an hour left to do that this morning (Monday) and two hours tomorrow (Tuesday). See below for any additional details you may need. Beth Parrish (for Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson) ********************************************************************************** Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope.It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall, Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-14: TIME SENSITIVE: SEPO 2023 Election Ballot Pickup - Board Election Ballots as well as Bylaws and Covenants ballots may be picked up in the library on: Monday - January 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesday- January 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Homeowner is the only person who will be given the envelope.It will require a signature of the homeowner verifying "pickup" and will be co-signed by a member of the election committee or chairperson. There will be a board member present to assist with any questions you may have regarding the process or ballot contents. --Marlene Hall Election Committee Chairperson ​ Sent 2023-01-09: SEPO Office Closure - If you go into the office the next several days and the curtain is pulled closed, that indicates the office is closed to all traffic, except emergencies. This will enable Valerie and the Election Committee to work uninterrupted to create the SEPO 2023 Election ballot envelopes for the community. Thanks to the community for your understanding. - Share Nelson SEPO Board President ​ ​ Sent 2022-12-26: NEED VERIFICATION by noon, Dec 30, 2022: Directories in preparation for sending SEPO Ballots - Hi I'm Marlene Hall. I am the Chairperson for the 2023 SEPO Election Committee. The SEPO Directories (sorted by Name & by Address AND a listing of Resident's emails) were updated on the Sunshine Web site yesterday (Dec 25, 2022). You can find the following on the Sunshine Web site page HERE : Dir by Name Dir by Address Email Addresses ​ As first steps in preparing to send the ballots to you for the upcoming election, I'm asking you to do two (2) things. Will you please verify that both your Sunshine address AND your Away address (if you have one) are correct. Please reply 'yes' or 'no' to this item. If 'no' to either or both, please supply the correct information to myself at marlene1947@live.com or to sepoenews@gmail.com . We will be mailing ballots to all homeowners shortly after the Jan 5, 2023 'Residents & Directors' meeting. The ballots need to be in the Election Committee's hands no later than 1 PM on Feb 21, 2023 or they will not be included in the count. Please let us know if you WANT YOUR BALLOT MAILED TO YOUR SUNSHINE or AWAY ADDRESS. NOTE: It would be great if you would reply "send to Sunshine Address" OR "send to Away Address". That way we will know who we may need to contact with this question. ​ If you have any questions about any of the items above, please contact me @ 641-351-9973. ​ Marlene Hall 2023 SEPO Election Committee Chairperson Sent via SEPO E-News 2022-09-24: NEED: Volunteers for 2023 SEPO NOMINATING & ELECTION Committees - The Board is currently looking for volunteers for both the Nominating and Election Committees. Several residents in our community have previously served on one or both of these committees. The Board is confident they will either volunteer again or be available to assist this year's committee members with any questions / issues they may have. Nominating Committee: Primary Duties - After determining how many open positions are available for next year’s SEPO Board, the goal of the Nominating Committee is to identify and vet qualified candidates for these open positions. We need a committee chairperson and from two to four additional committee members. Election Committee: Primary Duties - The committee shall prepare the election ballots, stuff envelopes, man the registration tables at the Annual Shareholders Meeting and count votes cast in the ballots provided. We need a committee chairperson and from five to ten additional committee members. The plan is to have committee process documents / manuals available in the next couple of weeks to assist each committee. If you have any interest in being on either of these committees or just have questions right now, please contact any Board member at your earliest convenience. The Board looks forward to working with the committee volunteers and thanks you in advance for your assistance and supporting this wonderful community. SEPO BOARD ELECTION COMMITTEE PROCESS GUIDE Election Committee Process Guide (APPROVED) Board Nominating & Election Committees Index Nominating & Election Committees Index Back to Top

  • Rock Painting Club | Sunshine Estates

    Rock Painting Club Contact: Karren Amos Meets: 1st and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM thru Dec 20232. (See below for any changes to this schedule) Location: Retzlaff Hall Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters and their immediate adult family members. Cost: In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session. Details: We anticipate spreading joy and kindness throughout the community. The Sunshine Rock Painting Club would/could paint and distribute painted rocks to: friends, family & others nursing homes extended care facilities children's floors at local health facilities (if acceptable) schools (younger ages) FINAL NOTE: We have the facility, Retzlaff Hall, to accommodate a growing Rock Painting Group. The Sunshine Rock Painting Club is a “win/win” club for Sunshine Country Club Estates. QUICK HISTORY of Rock Painting. Rock Painting was developed by a Kindness movement, and several countries, in addition to the US*, participate. Other countries participating include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. *The Kindness Rocks Project was started in the US in 2015 by Megan Murphy on Cape Cod. News & Events Newsletter 2023-02: Rock Painting Club - Contact: Karren Amos Meets: 1st* and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM (changes to the schedule will be communicated via Sunshine email distribution list). The next 4 meetings are Monday, February 6th & February 27th, 2023 and the same dates in March, the 6th & 27th, 2023. Keep your eyes open for painted “Easter Rocks” in the Sunshine community. Time: 1pm to 3pm. Location: Retzlaff Hall Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters, men and women, and their immediate adult family members. Persons with no “rock painting” experiences and those with some “rock painting” experiences are encouraged to join us and have some fun! Just a quick reminder – our rock painting club mission is to spread kindness! Cost: In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session. New members receive a “welcome kits” containing paint, paint brush, rocks, “chalk”, and a few other “must haves“ for rock painters! Rocks may usually be purchased after the “monthly “ Rock Painting meetings, $1 per rock, maximum of 5 rocks. The Sunshine Rock Painting Club & Sunny Glen Children's Home in San Benito jointly agreed to postpone the 7th of January 2023 event at the “children's home request.” NOTE: We plan to reschedule during their March spring break. Upcoming Rock Painting Club “project being discussed” - painting rocks for a local “Nursing Home!” Come join the fun with Rock Painting Club members at a future meeting! ​ - NOTE: Questions and suggestions for the Sunshine Rock Painting Club are always welcome via phone 309-781-3479 (call or text (with your name please)), or by gmail karrenaamos@gmail.com . ​ Sent 2023-01-21: Rock Painting News Update - ATTENTION ALL SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTERS! Our next "Rock Painting Club" class is this coming Monday, January 23rd, 2023 Class starts at 1pm, in Retzlaff Hall. We will be painting "Easter" rocks & discussing future "rock painting" ideas! Come join us! - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2023-01-10: Sunshine Rock Painting Club news - To: Sunshine Rock Painting Club members and others: Re: our Saturday, Jan 7th plans to meet and paint with the youngsters at Sunny Glen Children's Home: the meeting and painting of rocks with the children was postponed until sometime during their March Spring Break. Plans changed due to Illness at the home, but we delivered the painted rocks, treats & a special "donated" gift to a representative of the home. We kept all of the small painted rocks for later. Thanks to all who prepared "chalked", painted, and decorated rocks for the "kids". I'm sure they loved what they received from us. The representatives were very appreciative. - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2023-01-08: 2023 Sunshine Rock Painting Calendar - Sunshine Rock Painting Club 2023 calendar! January 9th January 23rd February 6th February 27th March 6th March 27th April 3rd April 24th May 1st May 22nd June 5th June 26th July 10th July 24th August 7th August 28th September 11th* * moved from Sept 4th September 25th October 2nd October 23rd November 6th November 27th December 4th December 18th ** ** moved from 4th Monday to 3rd Monday Changes will be posted seperately. Hope to see you there! Happy Rock Painting! Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-12-21: Rock Painting Club: Mtg Info & Pics - Thank you to all that attended our 19 Dec Sunshine Rock Club. Our next meeting is January 9th, Monday, from 1-3 pm in Retzlaff Hall. Waynette Kennedy provided "Mandalas" (otherwise known as "dot painting") instructions, on the 19th of December. Pictures below. Lots of talented ladies in our Rock Club! Thank you Waynette! - Karren Amos Sent 2022-11-04: SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTING CLUB NEWS - Sent 2022-10-03: Rock Painting: September 26, 2022 Class & Pics - Sorry for the delay. Pictures from our September 26th, 2022 Rock Painting Club Class. Anita Lamb Smith demonstrated acrylic paint pouring! Thank you Anita! - Karren Amos Sent 2022-10-02: ROCK PAINTING CLASS MONDAY October 3rd, 2022 - Our next Rock Painting at Sunshine CCE is tomorrow, October 3rd, 2022, 1pm to 3pm. - Karren Amos, ph # 309-781-3479 ​ Sent 2022-09-24: REMINDER: Rock Painting Club, Sept 26, 1-3 pm - REMINDER TO SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTING CLUB - NEXT ROCK PAINTING CLUB MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 2022.* WE PLAN TO DEMONSTRATE A VERY EXCITING ROCK PAINTING TECHNIQUE! HOPE TO SEE ALL ROCK PAINTERS MONDAY! Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-08-31: Rock Painting Club - Rock Sale - The Rock Painting Club will be selling rocks in the Hall on Friday, September 2nd from 12:30 to 1:30. We understand that many members are unable to drive to get rocks so we are selling them at cost. Rocks will be $1 each. Please try to bring exact change. There will be a limit of 5 rocks per person at this time so we will have enough rocks for anyone who wants them. They will be unwashed. - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-08-17: SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTING CLUB CLASS - REMINDER - NEXT SUNSHINE ROCK PAINTING CLUB CLASS - Mon, Aug 22nd, 1-3pm! Any questions? Please phone me at 309-781-3479 Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-08-14: Rock Painting Club: Received Letter of Appreciation - Sunshine Country Club Estates - Rock Painting Club! I am pleased to share with Sunshine Country Club Estates Rock Painting Club & residents - the Estates Rock Painting Club received a Letter of Appreciation from "Veterans Affairs", Harlingen TX, for the painted rocks we donated this past Veterans Day. Copies of the letter will be available at our next Rock Painting Club session on August 22nd. Spreading Kindness - One Rock at a Time!" - Karren Amos ​ Sent 2022-07-29: Rock Painting: Aug 1 session cancelled - Just wanted to let everyone know that the Rock Painting session scheduled for Monday, August 1 has been cancelled. Those who normally attend have been notified. However, I wanted to let anyone I hadn't contacted who might be planning to attend, know about the cancellation. - Karren Amos ​ 2022-01-25: Pictures from this session - Pictures from our Sunshine Rock Painting Class, July 25th, 2022. Reminder, we also have a class this next Monday, August 1st, 2022. Christy introduced us to painting Gnomes. It was a fun class! Thanks to all that participated. - Karren Amos Sent 2022-07-24: REMINDER: Upcoming Rock Painting Sessions - REMINDER - Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Club classes are on this Monday,July 25th and also on August1st, 1 to 3pm. Setup will start at 12:45pm Monday as all materials have been reorganized. Thank you to all who have been helping with setup. Looking forward to seeing all members on Monday. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or suggestions. 309-781-3479. - Karren Amos ​ 2022-07-11: Pictures from this session - Thank you, ladies, for attending our Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Class yesterday. Also, thank you to those that prepainted and sealed the rocks we used in our project. Finally, thank you Christy McNitt Richards for providing demo on painting flowers. We hope you and Shelley will come back to another Sunshine Rock Painting Class. Update on the July 11 Class: *** FINAL UPDATE for our Sunshine Estates Rock Painting class today! We'll have 2 guests, please wear your name tags today! Door prize/raffles of ROCK PAINTING ITEMS! Please bring that hair dryer if you have one! See you at 1pm TODAY! Thanks to all! I especially appreciate all of the rock painting preparation by Vicky and her friends for today's class! KARREN *********** U P D A T E******** I'm asking everyone that has a HAIR DRYER to please bring it to ROCK PAINTING CLASS with you on Monday. It will help the paint drying of the flowers on the rocks! Thank you in advance. Please come even if you don't have a hair dryer, we'll share! ******************************** REMINDER: ROCK PAINTING CLUB is meeting the 11th of July, this coming Monday! I've invited a member of Harlingen Rocks to demonstrate painting flowers on rocks with brushes, blending colors for the flowered rocks etc. Also, there will be periodic free raffles throughout the 2 hour class! See you on Monday, July 11th @ 1pm to 3pm for the next Sunshine Rock Painting Club Class. - Karren Amos Karrenaamos@gmail.com Ph 309-781-3479 ​ 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 ​ 2022-05-23: Pictures from this session - Here's some pictures from yesterday's class. 2022-05-02: Pictures from this session - The 2nd Rock Painting Class @ Sunshine was held on May 2. This time it was 'Puffy Painting'. Karren would like to thank everyone for being "all in" for these classes. Here's some pictures from yesterday's class. 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 below. 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 ​ ************************************ Here are some of the beautiful Painted Rocks from our first session, which was held on April 27, 2022. Can't you just see how everyone was having a fun time! 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

  • NW-CERT Prev to 2020-10 | Sunshine Estates

    Neighborhood Watch & CERT Info Previous to Oct 2020 ************************************************************** Sent 2020-09-03: Neighborhood Watch VIRTUAL meeting & info Sept 2020 - ​ Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Virtual Meeting Agenda --- Monday 21 September 2020 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator, 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend. The September schedule is out with some patrols left open. October will present as a concern because we go with two evening patrols. Bottom line, I need volunteers. Please consider sharing some of your time and talent to Sunshine’s safety and security. You will be fully oriented and will not own the job for life. We do not carry any firearms, only cell phones. Observe and Report – that is the duty. Note - paper and pen are on the NW Golf Cart. We have a valued relationship with Combes and Harlingen Police. They have our back and when we place a call – they listen. Your orientation will enlighten you. Ring, Ring (Harlingen PD Dispatcher here, may I help you?) Hello, my name is Lenore Combs at Sunshine CC Estates on NW Patrol. There are two unknown males - driving slowly (suspiciously) in here and they do not have our NW orange decal on the vehicle – faces and vehicles don’t look familiar. Dispatch further asks for more info etc. Depending on your response, the level of concern and suspicious activity, he/she assigns a priority to it. The Patrol Commander sends out a PD Unit. They will ask you for your cell number. If they leave – get their direction of travel. If they ramp up their activity – get out of there. If you see weapons or drugs SAY SO - that raises the priority big time. Gang colors are of note too. Not every patrol is like a Hollywood movie. Safety and security is the mission. The Bad Guys know we are out there patrolling, and you are a great deterrent to their boredom. We count on you, a normal resident being extra eyes and ears for the community. Business: Help Wanted: We have a NW generator which should be cranked each month. Dick and Linda Jones are gone for the summer and not sure of their report time here at SCCE. Could someone to help us out, please? The generator has a spot in between the Pavilion and the Card Room. Call me, 956 245 1276. Volunteer opportunities: Patrols, Block Captains. All could use some volunteer help. You will be fully oriented and not own this job for life. Please consider offering some time. Call me, 956 245 1276. Front Gate Code – has recently been changed. Keypad entry locks to Card Room & Exercise Room Building – all have codes. Please be sure the door closes securely behind you. These codes are for residents only and can be found here if you don’t know them. Passing out this info indiscriminately by word of mouth or by giving out our clickers is strongly discouraged. Vendor Patrols have been discontinued by the Board. However if you see a suspicious vehicle taking a tour, please get the plate. If you choose to inquire the “nature of the visit”, please do so in a friendly manner. If your little voice irritates you – then call 216 5940 for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – at the Harlingen PD. Give them your facts. WHAT WHO WHERE WHEN. Mr. Fix It list of reputable vendors for your consideration. Can be found here . Stuff happens in plain sight…... Residents have made a suggestion if their vendor experience was wonderful or not so wonderful. RED Envelopes: These red envelopes are a handy medical document with current health history and info. Simply bring your health hx up-to-date, stick the page in the envelope and it is at the ready in case of. They are free and available for the asking. Call me, 956 245 1276. For our newer residents, we also encourage a Be A Buddy program . Get to know your neighbor, and if & when the need arises, they can assist you with a trip to the hospital. We also have a Flashing RED Light at our entrance to SCCE so the ambulance comes to the correct community. Traditionally, we have had a Neighborhood Watch fundraiser when the Winter Texans are back. We may have to be creative and have it virtually. Open to suggestions. Please & thanks. The AED is by the pool. The Stop The Bleed bags are - in the Library, - SEPO Work Shop and - Sunshine Woodshop. Please remember the Covid-19 Commandants: Social Distance Wash Your Hands Wear Your Mask Act Responsibly So, let’s all be diligent and vigilant and take care of each other. God Bless America. Reminder: Sunshine will have a Golf Cart Cavalcade around the Estates on Labor Day this Monday 7 September. Everyone encouraged and invited. Line up 7pm by the Office. Lenore Combs Sent 2020-08-19: Neighborhood Watch - CERT virtual meeting August 2020 - Dear Friends - Since we can't meet, just like to keep the word out there...... -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator Sunshine NW-CERT ​ **************************************************************************************** Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Virtual Meeting Agenda --- Monday 17 August 2020 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Well, here we are in hot, sticky August. Our National Night Out project, thwarted by Covid did not give us a pass on the Bad Guys Night Out. Safety and security concerns must remain a priority in heightening our awareness. How’s the Dog-Walker Watch coming – must be cleverly disguised undercover as I can’t pick out the security dogs per se. While patrolling each evening, reports are many areas still remain dark, doors remain unlocked – a favorite of Bad Guys looking for fun. Please consider solar lights as a great deterrent and lock the doors. Hurricanes Happen – warm weather invites growing concern over 20 named storms predicted and our level of readiness. Visit ready.gov/hurricanes#prepare to learn more. Sunshine is not a shelter of last resort. SCAMS: $45 BILLION annual cost of financial fraud. 20% Americans age 65+ have been financially abused 80% are telemart victims. I’m sure we all know someone whose life has been touched by these Bad Guys. The FCC reminds us of cyber security and other scams rampantly targeting unsuspecting families. They sound so true you can’t wait to send them money. Example some poor doctor running out of funds for the poor (bologna). Other typical scams: the IRS scam – impersonating an IRS Officer – pay a fine bla bla….. Your first IRS contact is always by mail and no threats. Jury scam- your friendly local criminal will impersonate a local government member. They warn you that you missed jury duty and will be placed under arrest. They then ask for your SS number to prove your identity. Ha – NO! A local government worker would never ask for your social or make threats on an unsolicited call. Other favorites: Medicare Care and ID, Charity, Repairs, Anti-aging products etc, Counterfeit prescriptions, Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation scams, Lottery, PayPal, Software, Anti-virus, the Grandparents scare, Investments, Sweepstakes, and the beat goes on…….. Help Wanted: We have a NW generator which should be cranked each mid month. Dick and Linda Jones are gone for the summer. Could someone help us out, please? The generator has a spot in between the Pavilion and the Card Room. Call me 956 245 1276. Summer Patrol scheduling: We are in need of volunteers and whatever time and talent you have to offer it will be extremely appreciated. There is a specific job description for each opportunity but nothing involves too much time – it’s the commitment we need. Volunteer opportunities: Patrols, Block Captains. All could use some volunteer help. You will be fully oriented and not own this job for life. Please consider offering some time. Call me 956 245 1276. Front Gate Code – was changed on July 29, 2020. If you don't have the new code it can be found in the Resident's Only section of the Web site HERE . Keypad entry locks to Card Room & Exercise Room Building – all have codes. Please be sure the door closes securely behind you . These codes are for residents only. Passing out this info indiscriminately by word of mouth or by giving out our clickers is strongly discouraged. Vendor Patrols have been discontinued by the Board. However if you see a suspicious vehicle taking a tour, please get the plate. If you choose to inquire the “nature of the visit”, please do so in a friendly manner. If your little voice irritates you – then call 216 5940 for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – at the Harlingen PD. Give them your facts. WHAT WHO WHERE WHEN. Mr. Fix It list of reputable vendors for your consideration. Stuff happens in plain sight…... Residents have made a suggestion if their vendor experience was wonderful or not so wonderful. RED Envelopes: These red envelopes are a handy medical document with current health history and info. Simply bring your health hx up to date, stick the page in the envelope and it is at the ready in case of. They are free and available for the asking. Call me. 956 245 1276 For our newer residents, we also encourage a Be A Buddy program . Get to know your neighbor, and if & when the need arises, they can assist you with a trip to the hospital. We also have a Flashing RED Light at our entrance to SCCE so the ambulance comes to the correct community. The AED is by the pool. The Stop The Bleed bags are - in the Library, - SEPO Work Shop and - Sunshine Woodshop Please remember the Covid Commandants: Social Distance Wash Your Hands Wear Your Mask Act Responsibly. So, let’s all be diligent and vigilant and take care of each other. God Bless America. Sent 2020-07-19: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH - Virtual Meeting Monday 20 July 2020 - Wish we could have a real meeting with Ice Cream but, these are the times that try men's souls........ We are most fortunate to live in this special community and we are especially lucky to live among residents who are all on the same page. The NW Volunteers are a special breed as they go above and beyond. We work with the SEPO Board, the Police from Harlingen and Combes, EMS and the Fire Department. I get calls and little notes just checking on how we are. PD has frequent safety patrols in here. CERT from the FD checks on us too. We are not alone in this mess. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call me. In the meantime, have a Root Beer Float and give Thanks. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator ​ **************************************************************************************** Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Virtual Meeting Agenda --- Monday 20 July 2020 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, NEW BUSINESS: National Night Out, an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community relationships and camaraderie will not occur this year. It is normally held each August in our Harlingen and Combes area. Covid once again has cramped our style. Our wonderful Police and Fire have done a magnificent job of in-servicing us on many safety and security issues and the opportunity for this event will be missed. DOG WALKER WATCH: I did, however, register us for the Community Dog Walker Watch Program thru the National Night Out contacts. Since there are over seventy-five million dog owners across the Nation, thought McGruff and the local PD could use some doggie eyes and a hand from Sunshine. If you want, we even could get signs, shirts, a special dog leash, doggie bandanas etc. ! What better way, while at the entrance to Sunshine, the Bad Guys are put on notice – that we see ‘em coming thru the gate? We are not just idly walking the dog. Just a thought……. Would hate to think that our buildings (doors) are being left open is a statement from a resident – rather I think it is an accidental slip. Please if you exit a door, make sure it is securely shut behind you. Vandalism seems to be as contagious as Covid these days. Help Wanted: We have a NW generator which should be cranked each mid month. Dick and Linda Jones are gone for the summer. Could someone help us out, please? The generator has a spot in between the Pavilion and the Card Room. Call me 956 245 1276. Summer Patrol scheduling: We are in need of volunteers and whatever time and talent you have to offer will be extremely appreciated. There is a specific job description for each opportunity but nothing involves too much time – it’s the commitment we need. Volunteer opportunities: Patrols, Block Captains. All could use some volunteer help. You will be fully oriented and not own this job for life. Please consider offering some time. Call me 956 245 1276. OLD BUSINESS: Hurricane season officially began 1 June. A year has passed since the June 2019 flood created havoc. The forecast is for 13 named storms and 7 hurricanes (4 of which will be major). PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON, PREPARE TO EVACUATE. Consider these preparations seriously and “Be Prepared”. Determine your risk, develop an emergency evac plan, a family plan, assemble disaster supplies, cash, meds, documents etc. and how ‘bout your insurance (homeowners, wind and rain), is your home ready? SEPO Is not a shelter of last resort. Is your SEPO Emergency Contact Form up to date? Going to a Public Shelter during Covid will be no picnic. Social distancing, wearing a mask and following other CDC Covid preventive actions will be a challenge to say the least. What about our Storage Lot – your Shed, Boat, RV and other stuff? Is your shed secured with tie-downs? What about loose stuff laying around? Is your stuff all documented on a CD for your insurance? Sunshine has Emergency Contact forms which should be current – see Valerie. SCCE is not a shelter of last resort. Front Gate Code – has not been changed. Keypad entry locks to Card Room & Exercise Room Building – all have codes. Please be sure the door closes securely behind you. These codes are for residents only. Passing out this info indiscriminately by word of mouth or by giving out our clickers is strongly discouraged. Per Beth Parrish: these codes can all be found in the "Resident's Only" section of this Web site: Front Gate and All Keypads Vendor Patrols have been discontinued by the Board. However if you see a suspicious vehicle taking a tour, please get the plate. If you choose to inquire the “nature of the visit”, please do so in a friendly manner. If your little voice irritates you – then call 216 5940 for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – at the Harlingen PD. Give them your facts. WHAT WHO WHERE WHEN. Mr. Fix-It list of reputable vendors for your consideration. Stuff happens in plain sight…... Residents have made a suggestion if their vendor experience was wonderful or not so wonderful. Beth has this list available on the Web site as well under the Amenities Tab ( https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/mr-fixit ). RED Envelopes: These red envelopes are a handy medical document with current health history and info. Simply bring your health hx up to date, stick the page in the envelope and it is at the ready in case of. They are free and available for the asking. Call me. 956 245 1276 For our newer residents, we also encourage a Be A Buddy program . Get to know your neighbor, and if & when the need arises, they can assist you with a trip to the hospital. We also have a Flashing RED Light at our entrance to SCCE so the ambulance comes to the correct community. The AED is by the pool. The Stop The Bleed bags are - in the Library, - SEPO Work Shop and - Sunshine Woodshop Please remember the Covid Commandants: Social Distance Wear Your Mask Act Responsibly Sent 2020-06-03: Neighborhood Watch information June 2020 - Dear Friends - Below is my correspondence to you for June 2020 since we still cannot have meetings. 😢 We are officially in Hurricane Season with 20 named storms. Hopefully they will find another suitable place to land. BUT - check your stuff - personal records, home, RV, Storage Shed etc. ***** Call-Out for Estate Sale Patrol - volunteers needed ***** Use NW cart or your own. Make your own hours. Please wear your Orange vest. I have some extra if you need one. Date & Time: Thursday and Friday, 8am - 5pm, 4th and 5th of June. Address: 2032 Montana. An Estate Sale has advertisement and we never know what to expect in terms of visitors. However, Bad Guys like to check us out too. May I recommend you keep your stuff out of sight. I can do Friday but John has surgery tomorrow (Thurs) You can call me or just show up. 😊 Thanks as always. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator **************************************************************************************** Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH – What Is It? Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Sunshine CC Estates is a very safe community but from time to time, issues arise that effect our quality of life for our residents. Vandalism, thefts from vehicles and forced entries are examples. SCCE participates in the Neighborhood Watch Program locally and it involves our Harlingen Police (Chief Kester and especially Asst. Chief Miryam Anderson) and the Town of Combes with Chief Patrick Quill. This cooperative and collective effort with the PD teaches us to use common sense methods that aid in preventing crime without endangering participants or lessening the normal protection from our local PD. Neighborhood Watch: Neighbors looking out for each other - We are the “eyes and ears” of the community for the police to prevent crime. We enjoy enhanced communication and cooperation between the community and the Police. The NW Coordinator works with the Patrol Captain and the Block Captains and the PD to proactively and effectively fight crime. The Patrol Captain plans the Patrol Schedule. He/she invites and encourages residents to patrol our community every evening. The Block Captains and Co-Captains maintain communication among neighbors. Our NW meetings discuss crime strategies, heighten the community’s power of observation, educate residents on steps to deter crime and provide training sessions. We are not Citizens on Patrol or Auxiliary Police. Our mission is to Observe and Report. A Sunshine NW Advisory Board is under consideration as our community has grown with many new residents who may have some great ideas. Our NW role has expanded to include several aspects related to but not necessarily NW duties. We have a strong relationship with the Harlingen Fire Department via the CERT Program. Come check it out! We welcome all constructive ideas and suggestions. Sent 2020-05-23: Memorial Day 2020 Monday 25 MAY at 3pm sharp - Dear SEPO Friends, You are cordially invited and most encouraged to join us on Monday at the Flag Pole by the SEPO Office. Help get the word out, please. We shall start our brief Memorial Day remembrance at 3pm sharp. Come as you are - in a golf cart or lawn chair. Upon arrival, simply park in your social space and enjoy the ceremony. Dress for the heat and have a cool beverage handy. ​ Social distancing is paramount. Masks are encouraged. SEPO rules are in effect for Corvid19. Randy Nicholas, John and I will lead a brief program honoring our deceased Veterans and our recently deceased SEPO friends. Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is a somber day to honor our military fallen and because of recent Corvid restrictions, we shall also remember our SEPO family and friends who have passed this year. This National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm is to remind us and future generations about the real meaning of this holiday. Call me for questions. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276. John & Lenore US Air Force Veterans Randy Nicholas US Army Veteran ​ Sent 2020-05-18: SCCE Memorial Day plans Monday 25 May 3pm - The document HERE outlines a Memorial Day Program for SCCE. This ceremony will be held next Monday, May 25 @ 3PM either by the Gazebo or the Flag Pole (depending on weather and mosquitos). All Social Distancing rules remain in effect. Please contact me if you have any issues viewing the program information. Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Sent 2020-05-18: NW - CERT Comms for May 2020 - Dear Friends - Below is a small note for your information and consideration.. -- Lenore J Combs, 956 245 1276, NW-CERT Coordinator Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Virtual Meeting Agenda - Monday 18 May 2020 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Financial Report: We have $ 966.59 in our account as established by a recent audit and purchase of the new golf cart. A sincere THANKS to our donors who helped make this possible. NEW BUSINESS: Hurricane season officially starts 1 June. Since Arthur did not play by the rules, thought I’d send a reminder. The forecast is for 13 named storms and 7 hurricanes (4 of which will be major). We are in a hurricane-prone area. Consider these preparations and “Be Prepared”. Determine your risk, develop an emergency evac plan, assemble disaster supplies, cash, meds, documents etc. and how ‘ bout your insurance (homeowners, wind and rain), is your home ready? What about your Storage Shed? Is your stuff all documented on a CD for your insurance? Storm surges, winds and tornadoes are the hurricane’s playmates. Get a weather app for your phone. Make a family plan. Sunshine has Emergency Contact forms which should be current – see Valerie. SCCE is not a shelter of last resort. National STOP THE BLEED Day is Thursday 21 May 2020. STB is a national awareness campaign and call to action. It is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. You can bleed out in 3 – 5 minutes. It takes EMS about 7 – 10 minutes to arrive on scene. We have 3 STB bags – one in the Library, one at the Woodshop and one at the Worker’s storage area. OLD BUSINESS: Front Gate Code – has not been changed. Keypad entry lock to Card Room & Exercise Room Building – all have codes. These codes are for residents only. Passing out this info indiscriminately by word of mouth or by giving out our clickers is strongly discouraged. Vendor Patrols have been discontinued by the Board. There is a Mr. Fix It list of reputable vendors for your consideration. Ummm! Seems like a lot of traffic cruising thru here lately, so be careful. Stuff happens in plain sight. Summer scheduling: The following areas are in need of volunteers and whatever time and talent you have to offer it will be extremely appreciated. There is a specific job description for each but nothing involves too much time – it’s the commitment we need. Volunteer opportunities: Patrols, McGruffmobile care, Flashlight care, Generator care and Block Captains. All could use some volunteer help. You will be fully oriented and not own this job for life. Please consider offering some time. Thanks. Sent 2020-05-04: Neighborhood Watch Golf Cart - Dear Friends, McGruff II was delivered and was used over this week-end. It is up by the SEPO Office. It is a 2012 Club Car Precedent, 832 hours, one gentle previous owner, complete with battery charger mounted in the back with our protected cover and orange electric cord. The body to the suspension is in great shape. The price was $3000.00 and included new Crown batteries, almost new tires and LED front and rear lights. The Golf cart cover transitioned over, as well as, our rear view mirrors, amber rotating light and fire extinguishers. Inside - on the dash are 2 toggle switches, one for the amber light and the other for the headlights. We have a key. The chain for the lock to the steering wheel is installed. A huge THANKS to Women's Club, the Memorial Club and our supporters, without whose generosity could not have made this purchase possible. The NW Log Book will be used to log volunteer hours and patrol comments. The current Audit has a current balance of $865.59. Any further donations are welcome. The other McGruffmobile had 8116.5 documented patrol hours. THANKS to all those who have volunteered on behalf of Sunshine's safety and security. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator Sent 2020-04-17: NW-CERT 17 Apr 2020 New Golf Cart Proposal - Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! NW - New Golf Cart --- 17 APRIL 2020 Proposal Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator, 956 245 1276, LJCombs44@gmail.com Situation: McGruff (our faithful NW Patrol Golf cart - a 2005 Club Car Precedent with weary bones) has been acting up lately, disrupting patrol hours and worrying volunteers who serve. Several verbal first opinions from knowledgeable, trusted residents – agree for evaluation and opinion with above and in particular – the adverse effects of an aging cart. Issues: McGruff is not dependable. - many hard hours despite excellent care from Rich Debackere, SEPO staff etc. from routine maintenance to wheel bearings and more. Second opinion – knowledgeable trusted Golf Cart mechanic (Mario’s Golf Cart Repair). Rationale: Mario’s scanner = old engine - old wiring and shorting out - loose front end. McGruffmobile has 9800 hours per scanner 8114.6 are documented from Patrols 365 days a year for past 9+ years. Considering our McGruffmobile with these problems, my interpretation of this condition derived from Mario’s scanner that this diagnosis does not restore trust in operational use. Volunteers cannot be pushing McGruff back to its station. Options: Fix it vs. Purchase a pre-owned later date, less miles more reliable golf cart. Repair: $350 - $500. Consider - uncertainty for reliability and sustainability. Purchase: Verbal proposal from Mario: $2500.00 - Pre-owned Golf Cart 2008 Club Car Precedent -- Blue (between Navy and medium dark blue no dings etc) - newly upholstered Gray marine vinyl seats and back. Single owner. (not a golf course rental) Also included: Charger (the one that came with it) Batteries – new installed (just like the ones we replaced in Dec 2019) Tires – almost new Golf Cart Top - Rhino coated protection Our stuff - will be transferred from McGruff to new cart – no charge Front light - halogen (ours was just installed Jan 2020 by Rich Debackere) Door Works enclosure will be transferred and installed Amber rotating light will be transferred and installed. Our hour meter will be transferred and installed on the dash Our 2 Fire Extinguishers will be transferred and installed. ​ Sent 2020-04-04: Neighborhood Watch best practice April 2020 - Dear Friends - Please read this file and submit any constructive comments. Thanks one and all. -- Lenore J Combs, 956 245 1276, NW-CERT Coordinator Sent 2020-04-01: NW-CERT Information for April (Wash Your Hands) - Dear Friends, Please see this file for a silly Wash Your Hands poster with Baby Shark singing with his friends. 🎼 ''Wash Your Hands' doo doo doo doo doo doo,,,,,,,,,🎼 -- for 20 seconds Hope you get a good laugh 😊 Lenore J Combs, 956 245 1276, Coordinator NW-CERT Sent 2020-04-01: NW-CERT Disaster Prep Information for April 2020 - ​ Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Disaster Preparedness --- APRIL 2020 ​ Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Summer status: There is no meeting for April but we have always been proactive in anticipation of Hurricane Season and who is here during the summer. I will be preparing a plat of our community to go to the Communications Center on the Loop and to the EMS Dispatcher. Stay tuned for follow up procedures for Coronavirus – 19 per our Board. NW Patrols are still in effect. Linda and Dick handed out the April schedule. Currently, if you are scheduled for a patrol and are comfortable with your buddy, carry on – if you want to patrol by yourself – please feel free but be careful. We can orient anyone who would like to patrol – just notify us. If you do go alone, be very vigilant – report suspicious activity – do not approach. OBSERVE AND REPORT Report Suspicious Activity - Harlingen PD dispatch: 956 216 5940 or call 9-1-1 Harlingen PD, Combes PD, Harlingen FD and EMS always enjoy receiving an updated plat of our community so they know who is here and who is not. The Harlingen CERT Team also keeps tabs on us. (We have many angels looking out for us). I have already had several inquiries as to our status. If you need EMS service, there are enhanced precautions for 911 calls respective to an infectious diseases call vs a fall call or cardiac incident. Dispatch will inquire about the nature of the call – it is possible HFD will accompany EMS. Front Gate Code – not changed Keypad entry lock to Card Room & Exercise Room Building SEPO doors, new code Sensaphone system in Storage Lot - Front Gate cameras (still under review) NW Vendor patrols – discontinued for now. But, you can do your own patrol by being vigilant – Remember – stuff happens in plain sight! NW Generator: Help Wanted: This donated well kept generator was donated to NW by a resident for emergency needs. It must be started once a month. It can at least keep some of our stuff going in case of….. So, any takers? Please call me if you want to be cranky once a month and start the generator. ​ Flashlight care: in the NW Patrol golf cart These flashlights get used heavily too. Decision made today after trying out several types, to go back to the MagLight. We shall purchase 2 new ones. Help Wanted: We need a volunteer to keep up with the charging (once a week or so) McGruffmobile: (Please call me if there are any problems that need attention) A recommendation - upon completing Patrol, first - plug the electric cord into the outlet then adjust the switch to OFF (inside the golf cart). Last – check to see if you can hear “buzzing” indicating the charger is working. This order may insure it is charging. Help Wanted: Looking for someone to assist with routine care (water in the batteries etc.) until October. The NW Golf cart gets used several hours every evening. Rich Debackere maintains it during the winter season although major repairs are usually done under SEPO’s purview (as is any other of their equipment). Be-A-Buddy: things can get hectic during an urgent/emergency situation - so anticipating a problem and notifying your Buddy in advance can help mitigate confusion and anxiety. RED Envelope: This emergency paperwork is handy in case of……. It is a concise medical history form for each household member – to be completed – just fill in current medical information and keep it on the fridge. (EMS and the ER luvs it.) Block Captains – 9 streets: Essentially – a few folks on each block (street) with extra eyes & ears – knowing who’s home, who is friend or foe and who might be posing as a Bad Guy.etc. Sunshine has fewer residents during the Summer and the Bad Guys are in tune with tell-tale signs - newspapers left in the driveway, windows boarded up etc. ​ Sent 2020-03-18: Closing Up For The Summer - ​ Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Winter Texans – Closing Up for the Summer Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, On the Road Again….. Happy Trails Bon Voyage Fair Winds and Following Seas Your Neighborhood Watch will continue Summer Patrols but we are not a security company. These are tips for consideration that work. Bad Guys don’t take vacations – in fact they are planning on your trip! Operation ID -- Complete the form. Photograph all your stuff. The PD and NW will engrave your stuff. Keep this CD and form handy. Give one to a trusted friend or family member. The Insurance Company will be happy too. Better yet – take valuables with you. Who’s Your Buddy – is a neighbor going to keep an eye out????? Is your SEPO Emergency Contact Form updated? Please do Solar Lighting (around house) Bad Guys are allergic to light and noise. Lock doors & windows Close blinds & curtains Leave a light on Weather: What if we have a Hurricane or a Flood – other severe weather? Who’s gonna’ board up your windows (do you have plywood already cut?) Lawn & outside – Flying flower pots, lawn ornaments and furniture can be hazardous in a strong wind etc. Please secure them inside. Storage Lot: is your stuff secure. Does your shed have proper tie-downs? Inside your home: Strip bedding – let beds air out Vacuum floor etc – don’t leave crumbs behind Electricity & Water -- leave on or off?? Air conditioner – low setting Fridge – Pantry clean it out Unplug appliances – TV Radio Washer/Dryer Set lights & sprinklers on timers Stop your mail, newspaper etc Pest Control ?Leaving your vehicle behind Stuff in your garage - gas, propane, other hazards Sent 2020-03-18: Neighborhood Watch meeting notes - 16 March 2020 - Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Meeting Notes --- Monday 16 March 2020 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Opening Welcome Pledge of Allegiance Moment of Silence Residents were greeted at the door with a cautionary sign” SOCIAL DISTANCING”, HAND SANITIZER, TISSUES AND COFFEE & COOKIES. There was an assortment of CoVID19 flyers from CDC, American Red Cross and the City of Harlingen – Cameron County Public Health for review. Financial Report 16 March 2020 – available at the meeting First order of business: NW-CERT Coordinator request - I would like to review the following first, please John Chajac, SEPO Board President is here today to respond to questions. Current Business: Today we are confronted with a dilemma – let’s make a solution and a plan. There is a SEPO Residents Informational meeting this Wednesday and an opinion from you as a group would be productive to include in my report. 1. Front Gate Code – decide to change it or not NW discussion up in the air since November. Express your opinion – see the Suggestion Box near the Office 2. Keypad entry lock to Card Room & Exercise Room Building – concern that both codes are out there to one and all. Have you voiced your opinion – see the form for the Suggestion Box in the Office. 3. Vendor Patrols Established Dec 2011 after rash of home invasions and criminal mischief. Currently disbanded. I briefly discussed these issues (such as security breaches vs complacency etc.) with Board members back in Nov, Dec and Jan. The out-going Board voted to disband it last month – John says to bring it to the attention of new Board for re-consideration. Express your opinion – see the Suggestion Box in the Office. Open forum for resolution suggestions. Please be there. John Chajac, SEPO Board President was on hand for questions and concerns. Specifically, we again addressed the recent SEPO Board decision to abandon the Vendor program. The SEPO Minutes 18 February 2020 reflect “the Board’s decision not to back this program as long as the gate remains open, garage and estate sales happen and anyone can drive through here during the day”. Last month, at the February 17th NW meeting the members voted unanimously to keep the Vendor Program in place. We also wanted to community to weigh in. Since there were only 5 or 6 SEPO “ Suggestion Complaint & Idea Forms” submitted recently from residents supporting and wanting to keep the program – the decision stood. There were no forms submitted opposing the decision either. (John and I had not submitted a Suggestion form because it was well known we were in strong opposition of the decision and were in strong favor of keeping the program and did not want to unduly push our opinion on anyone.) NEW BUSINESS: Summer scheduling: The following areas are in need of volunteers and whatever time and talent you have to offer will be extremely appreciated. A specific job description will be given but nothing involves too much time – it’s the commitment. Patrols – Linda Jones Summer patrol schedule under construction (April – October) We can always us volunteers. -- You will be well oriented and not own the job forever. McGruffmobile care: (Please call me if there are any problems so it can be fixed) 1. Rich Debackere reported he checked out the McGruffmobile after several reports of it dying on the job. He said the cause seemed to possibly be a wire. (new batteries were installed on 24 Dec 2019 and a new headlight bar was installed in January) A possible solution: upon completing Patrol, first - plug the electric cord into the outlet then adjust the switch to OFF (inside the golf cart). Last – check to see if you can hear “buzzing” indicating the charger is working. 2. Help Wanted: Looking for someone to assist with routine care (water in the batteries etc.) until October. The NW Golf cart gets used several hours every evening. Rich Debackere maintains it during the winter season although major repairs are usually done under SEPO’s purview (as is any other of their equipment). Flashlight care: These flashlights get used heavily too. Decision made today after trying out several types, to go back to the MagLight. We shall purchase 2 new ones. Help Wanted: We need a volunteer to keep up with the charging (once a week or so) Generator care: Help Wanted: This donated well kept generator was donated to NW by a resident for emergency needs. It must be started once a month. Discussion evolved around whether or not to keep it. So, any takers? If not, shall it be sold? Please share your opinion and let me know your decision by the Disaster Preparedness NW-CERT meeting 20 April 2020. Block Captains – 9 streets: Essentially – a few folks with extra eyes & ears – knowing who is a resident, who is friend or foe and who might be posing as a Bad Guy, etc. Sunshine has fewer residents during the Summer. Operation ID: Contact me. Invoice forms available – you take note of the item, serial, make, model numbers and we (NW & PD) will engrave it. (free!) Then if your stuff grows legs, you will have a note of all this. Better yet, take pictures, make a CD and have a few copies (you, a good friend and your insurance company.) SEPO Emergency Contact forms: Available at the Office – reminder - please keep this updated if you value your notifications. Hopefully you have submitted your info to Beth for the Website. RED Envelope: This idea has been around. It is a concise medical history form for each household member – to be completed – fill in current medical information – have this on hand in case of….. Most folks place this health history in its RED envelope and keep it on the fridge. (The ER luvs it.) Open discussion: Lighting around home (vacant or not) was a strong issue brought up again. The lack of this inspires Bad Guys – they luv the dark - and poses a threat to all of Sunshine. Solar lights are cheap and effective. Notice to Sunshine Residents via SEPOenews dated 15 March 2020 Ref: notice to residents from “NEXTDOOR” This is a private online social network as is Facebook and others providing a database for exchange of information such as posts about crime & safety issues, provider recommendations and pet notifications etc.. It came to my attention that emails and a mailing went out recently. They are using my name as an endorsement to use this free private online network. I did not or ever will send your info out there. Info you get from me comes from PD or a valued source only. Flotsam & Jetsam: Thanks to the CERT Team who walked with the Fire Department and to the Neighborhood Watch (dog too) who walked with the Police Department as part of the Healthy Harlingen program. Several of us from our CERT Program participated as instructors with the Save-A-Life program the City sponsored on Saturday 22 February -- Free training classes offered (not certification) FD – CERT - EMS:- Learn life-saving skills for Hands Only CPR, AED and Stop The Bleed HPD: - Active Violence/Critical Incident Training. A notice came down to curtail meetings and classes at PD and FD for now. CERT Teams were scheduled to attend the All Hazards Conference. It is cancelled. Reminder – March usually has a discussion about how to prepare your home for your trip back North. Let’s share some great suggestions. A list of suggestions was distributed for “Closing Up Your Home For The Summer” This includes suggestions for your shed in the Storage Lot too. April is Disaster Preparedness – your input. How To Be Prepared vs Shelter of Last Resort Open meeting Game plan: Everyone is encouraged seek a safe place in case of a Hurricane etc. We shall review securing your home here, routes, family member plans, medical tips and etc. Next meeting - let’s see where the COR-19 situation lies…… April usually is designed for Disaster Preparedness 20 April 3pm ​ Sent 2020-03-16: Neighborhood Watch meeting -- Monday 16 March 3pm Retz Hall - Dear Friends, Hope to see you there for a quick meeting to get some issues settled. If you have not voiced your opinion on these three items mentioned, please do so. In April we shall discuss Disaster Preparedness. Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Team Coordinator ​ Sent 2020-03-15: Lenore on "Nextdoor" Web site - Dear Friends, Just learned that this website opportunity is abundantly out there again - using my name connected with SCCE posting crime & safety issues as an endorsement. I am NOT using it. NEXTDOOR is a private online social network as is Facebook and others providing a database for exchange of info. I have contacted the company repeatedly to take my name off their list. However, it resurfaces periodically. Use this if you choose. I did not send in your name or any of your information - and never, ever will do so. Our safe forum at Sunshine is our Neighborhood Watch meeting. (every 3rd Monday 3pm Retz Hall) Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2020-02-29 (Newsletter 03-2020) : Neighborhood Watch - CERT Team - Sunshine CC Estates Neighborhood Watch (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator, 956-245-1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends: Our next NW-CERT meeting is Monday 16 March 2020 3pm Retzlaff Hall Coffee’s always on. Sunshine community is always invited. Please mark your calendars. This March issue addresses two topics – informational and the NW Vendor Program concern. Thanks to the Sunshine Women’s Club and you all for approving a payment for the McGruffmobile for new batteries and a new headlight which was recently installed. The NW – CERT March meeting typically entertains a discussion from you about how to prepare your home for your trip back North. Great suggestions are always welcome – let’s have some sharing of ideas. Is your SEPO Emergency Contact form up to date? Does your home have adequate solar lighting and noisy alarms to scare away Bad Guys or are you keeping it dark and cozy for them? We will also have a fun and informative “area-fam” golf cart tour around SCCE pointing out items of interest such as the Lift Station on Montana & Missouri and - why the alarm sounds when it is not working and WHO you should call, - what a transformer looks like (working or fried), - Utility poles and Meters that should be clear of foliage and other stuff etc, etc.. Please don’t miss out! April is our Disaster Preparedness meeting – covering your concerns and your input. How to Be Prepared vs become a Shelter of Last Resort from previous lessons learned. Evening Patrols change hours for the summer. Please contact Linda Jones for your opportunity. Our NW generator will need a summer volunteer to start it once a month – any takers? (Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept and Oct). The McGruffmobile would like a buddy to check his batteries and etc. too. Any takers? The CERT Teams attend the All Hazards Conference every March in McAllen. (over 3000 attendees - among many other organizations, Public Health, LE, FD, EMS, Hospitals, Educational Institutions and NOAA) --- Networking, Training, Lectures, Break-out sessions etc. We will bring back the latest and greatest plus reveal the next named Hurricanes for 2020. The Harlingen Fire Department will be starting a CERT class………. Free! Saturday April 21 & 28 8am til 5p Saturday 4 April 8a – 2p (mock drill and graduation) I have applications. Prepare for everyday emergencies. Protect you and your family and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Classes on What is CERT, Fire Safety, Disaster Psychology, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Ops, Disaster intelligence to support First Responders and more….. A Citizens Police Academy Class is also in the works. Applications available. Free! Penal Code SWAT Active Shooter K-9 Gangs Traffic safety Child Safety Seats Fingerprints Firearm Safety Use of Force Taser Court Documents A typical PD day Ride-Alongs etc. The American Red Cross - is looking for volunteers from communities (like ours) to go with the Fire Department and CERT. -- Project: Home Fire Preparedness (Harlingen area) Statistics: Deaths from fatal fire in USA = 7 a day. Goal: to reduce fire deaths & injuries by 25% in next 5 years. FIRE is fast hot dark and deadly. BTW - How’s your Smoke Alarm? Do you need a bed rattler? What about your CO2 alarm? ? Canaries 400 fatalities a year! Plan: Daylight Savings Time is Sunday 8 March – Are you ready? Check yours out. NW concern: Vendor Patrol Program etc. Please give the following security matters your attention. Recently we were confronted with a dilemma. The SEPO Board wants to disband (and essentially has) the NW Vendor Program. The new Board may wish to reconsider so your input is important. It was instituted in Dec 2011 after a rash of home invasions and criminal mischief. The VENDOR protocol was described in the November- December 2019 Sunshine newsletter. This was brought to your attention a month or two ago and again at the February Informational Meeting, the NW meeting and at Women’s Club. Game plan: Essentially the Vendor registers with us and you, the resident via a simple process – helps to point out good vehicles from the treasure hunters. They are issued a VENDOR hanging tag or a NW Orange card for identification purposes. Included in this program is also the vehicle “Vendor” Tag and the long term “Guest” tag for our regulars who do lawns and other work here etc.. Your opinion is important. Please take time to register your input on the following issues to the Board. For your convenience, there is a Sunshine form for Suggestions, Complaints and Ideas which is in the Office to the right of Valerie’s window. When completed return it to the Suggestion Box (looks like a mail box with a slit - painted a cream color). The NW program is not fool-proof but it does take a bite out of crime by intimidating Bad Guys. Safety and security is not convenient – it takes an investment from you. Complacency is what the Bad Guys bank on. NW is also a great marketing tool for home resales. According to the Bureau of Criminal Justice, over 40% of homes these days have an active NW which has proven to have a positive impact. 1. Front Gate Code – decision to change it or not, when and how often etc. NW discussion = up in the air since November – no action taken to change it yet. Typically, it has been changed yearly or so to keep the Bad Guys on their toes. ​ 2. Keypad entry lock to Card Room, Exercise Room Building, Office Building and Retzlaff Hall – NW concern that these codes are all the same and are out there to one and all. Express your opinion – good idea or change it to another code or not. 3. Vendor Patrols (checking for orange card on vehicle dashboard if vehicle is not clearly advertised (such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Air Conditioner Guy, Electrician, Rudy’s Roofing etc.) Established December 2011 after rash of home invasions and criminal mischief. A protocol came out in the November- December 2019 Sunshine newsletter – now it is currently disbanded by a Board decision. Do you want to reinstate the Vendor Program or not? ​ Sent 2020-02-25: Call out for NW Patrol - Friday - Saturday 28 & 29 Feburary for Estate Sale - Dear Friends, In the past I have used our NW roster for a call-out. With Beth's approach for announcements for Sunshine, I shall take advantage of this modern technology. So, this is a call-out for Neighborhood Watch. Please do a random patrol during 8a - 5p - for both days, walk the dog, ride in your Golf Cart - but wear your Orange Vest - this gives the treasure hunters pause for thought. Estate Sales and Garage Sales generally are advertised and entice many visitors. Observe and report. Per usual, the family requested this. As always, the HPD & Combes will do an extra ATP (Area To Patrol) assignment thru here. Thanks Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator 956 245 1276 ​ Sent 2020-02-19: Neighborhood Watch invitation - Dear Friends, Chief Miryam Anderson personally invites us (and anyone from Sunshine) to join her in a friendly walk FRIDAY 21 February at 5:30pm at McKelvey Park. This is a part of Healthy Harlingen and she wants big numbers to beat out all the other competition that have been walking with the Mayor etc. Wear your Orange Vest. I have Vests if you do not have one. Meet her at 5pm at McKelvey entrance. See you there. Thanks. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2020-02-17: Neighborhood Watch meeting 3pm Monday 17 February 2020 - Dear Friends - Please come and welcome our 2 newly assigned Harlingen Police Officers - Sgt Charles Fechner who has replaced Sgt Michael Brooks (who is now assigned to Patrols) and our new NW liaison Officer Orlando Gonzalez. Topic of conversation is what's new in NW programs. Agenda on bulletin board in Library. There is a CERT class starting soon and another Citizens Police Academy class in the works. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator NW - CERT ​ Sent 2020-02-11: Hats Off to Neighborhood Watch - Dear Friends - Hats Off to Neighborhood Watch Patrol from the other night whose vigilance and attention to detail prevented a serious flood from a watermain break - corner of Texas Ave & Montana. -- Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2020-01-31 (Newsletter 02-2020): Neighborhood Watch - CERT Team - ​ Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends, Next NW-CERT meeting will take place on Monday 17 February 2020 3pm Retzlaff Hall. Coffee’s always on. Cookie Bakers, please do a dozen. Our Sunshine community is always invited and especially the Board. Open lines of communication - a 2-way process that establishes trust by listening, sharing and supporting. Please mark your calendars. The February schedule will be out soon. Are you on it? This meeting will be committed to orientation and principles of practice of the NW-CERT Team. Was glad to see so many of our residents at Winter Texan Appreciation Day. We have new batteries and new head lights on the McGruffmobile. If any maintenance concerns come up – call me and we will look into it. Don’t forget, the Ambulances will be driving around here soon as part of an “area-fam” exercise and they will also have a test on where to find different places etc. Sunshine also has an S.O.S. Yelper installed on our Front Gate which allows Police, Fire and EMS to pull up to the Front Gate where they can sound their alert (signal) from their Unit and enter when the gate opens. EMS and Sunshine appreciates and enjoys the rapport we have established. Sunshine’s program of neighbors helping neighbors, the Be-A-Buddy Program, RED Envelope, NW and CERT all contribute to our readiness in case of…… National EMS week is traditionally celebrated in May. In 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate these EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our communities. Let’s thank them anytime for providing these everyday frontline lifesaving services. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Practitioners together ensure the that the important contributions of safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of their community are constantly being met. Our AED just had its 3rd birthday and we gave it new batteries. It lives in a wall-mounted box in the Pool area next to the double doors coming out of the Library. It is always available for demonstration – just call us and we always have CPR-AED info at the monthly NW meetings. If you need the AED, you must ALWAYS call 911 first. Utilize your Be - A - Buddy system when anticipating a medical concern. Once you call Emergency Services, they want you to stay on your phone dealing with your emergency. Your Buddy can summon more assistance to send someone to Front Gate and turn on the RED Rotating Light switch to alert the EMS for the correct location – even get the AED. Grab your RED envelope with your current health history – (and your sweater) and you’re good to go. Plan a little drill in your head - where’s your emergency phone numbers, charging cord for the phone, meds; whose gonna take care of the pet etc. Some folks addressed a 911 phone be made available? poolside or someplace. Great topic for the SEPO Board. Please place your ideas on paper and submit them in the Suggestion Box in the Office. Maybe it’s time to change the Front Gate Code - start the year off on a safe and secure note. Think about it. Flotsam and Jetsam: Leap Day 29 February 2020 Leap Day tradition is steeped in Irish and Scottish tradition. History has it - St. Brigid asked St. Patrick permission for women to have this day to propose marriage. Or - try some great recipes like Shepherd’s pie. Stay in touch – love – living – healing - learning. Reinforce your New Years resolution with 4 Things To Do Before Next Leap Year! ​ Sent 2020-01-26: Ambulance familiarity run at Sunshine - Dear Friends, Starting Wednesday about 9a, and on Thursday & Friday, there will be many ambulances coming thru Sunshine CC Estates on a drill. They will also be going thru Encore and Lakeside. They are not lost and there is no emergency. They are looking for certain areas and for our streets etc. Pete Moreno, EMS Supervisor has also given the drivers a test. This is a common practice. Thank you. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW-CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2020-01-26: Neighborhood Watch News - Dear Friends, Reminder: NO Neighborhood Watch meeting this Monday! We will all be at the Winter Texan Appreciation Day program at the Harlingen Convention Center by Sam's - Come on down - 1p - 4p You'll enjoy it. Friday & Saturday -January 17 & 18 8am til 1pm there will be a Garage Sale in Sunshine. Because treasure hunters may have other intentions - watch out for your stuff. Keep golf carts, bicycles, and other goodies out of sight or locked up is better. Would like to stand up a roving Patrol - walk, run or ride with your Orange vest. Let visitors know the "eyes of Sunshine are upon them". Town Hall meeting in Sebastian - Lyford with Harlingen PD. John and I and Norm from Encore were invited. The Sheriff's Department is seeking to develope a system such as ours but in a rural community covering miles. We had an opportunity to discuss Neighborhood Watch, CERT and Citizens Police Academy. Officers Joe Gonzalez and Hector Villegas gave the Police side. Bill Synder reviewed CERT and we spoke about our NW and its effectiveness. Also, Crimestoppers was there and several other like entities with many interested residents anxious to fill the gap addressing community strengths and shortcomings. This would be a community thing with neighbors helping neighbors. They would not have police powers or act in any official capacity but be taught ordinary things for ordinary citizens. We felt very proud to be asked to exchange ideas and especially brag on Sunshine. (That's why we are the premier NW program in Harlingen). See ya - Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2019-12-27 (Newsletter 01-2020): Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team - Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com ​ Dear NW-CERT Volunteers, Residents and Friends, We wish you all a Merry Christmas and holiday season and we are “looking” forward to the 2020 New Year for another successful, healthy year. Perhaps a New Year’s resolution to ponder would be to consider becoming a volunteer. Offering your time and talent is a valuable asset. Giving back is among the most important and valuable things a person can do. You all have a great capacity to accept challenges and volunteering is a win-win for everybody. Helping others makes you feel good. Fulfilling a responsibility makes you happier and it is a fact that happier people give back more and giving makes more people happy. Participating in a community event or a neighborhood organization builds a sense of community and provides valuable services to us. We all want Sunshine to be a safe place to live. Getting to know your neighbors also increases a sense of personal security and connection to those around us = critical support. A proven fact - giving and being unselfish can protect your health and prolong your life. Every day that goes by without helping another is an opportunity missed. So, our next NW-CERT meeting will take place on Monday 20 January 2020 3pm Retzlaff Hall. Coffee’s always on. Our Sunshine community is always invited and especially the Board. An open line of communication is a 2-way process that establishes trust by listening, sharing and supporting. Please mark your calendars. This meeting will be committed to orientation and principles of practice of the NW-CERT Team. As a reminder, the City of Harlingen will be having their Winter Texan Appreciation Day at the new Convention Center over by Sam’s Club – that program will just get you all warmed up for NW at 3pm. Thanks again to each and every one who has made the Sunshine Neighborhood Watch and our CERT Team Harlingen’s premier group. Two of our residents and NW volunteers – Jerry and Larry just completed the 40-hour class for Citizen’s Police Academy at the Harlingen PD. Congrats to them. Maybe it’s time to change the Front Gate Code - start the year off on a safe and secure note. ​ Sent 2019-12-16: Cancelled - Neighborhood Watch meeting for Monday 16 DEC 2019 - Dear Friends, Cancel today's December 16 meeting. Have a great Christmas. Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2019-11-27 (Newsletter 12-2019): Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team - Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! NL Article for DECEMBER 2019 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear Friends, A bit late but Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for making Sunshine a great place to live. May you all have a blessed Christmas and Holiday season forever. Our next meeting is Monday, 16 December 2019, 3pm Retz Hall – agenda under construction – open to ideas, maybe even an open orientation to our mission. Suggestions welcome. The November meeting drew a focus to the community’s AED and Stop the Bleed Bags. These items are becoming a common thing just like the Fire Extinguisher. Pete Moreno, Supervisor of STEC EMS - Harlingen, was originally scheduled, and was unable to be with us because he had been selected to be an instructor for the ALERT class for the City of Harlingen. (Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team). Training is about crucial support – non emergency - in the hours after a disaster - from assisting with some police tasks – traffic, etc. working with other volunteer groups, medical, animal control, supplies, sheltering and so on. BTW….. ALICE Training: – Alert --Lockdown --Inform --Counter --Evacuation is training for Workplace, schools, communities, healthcare, business, houses of worship, organizations etc. – proactive strategies to improve chance of survival during active shooter event. This class is for civilians and is coming to Harlingen. Jerry Drost and Larry Leach have been graduated from the HPD Citizens Police Academy, a 40-hour class – Police Department operations and training, SWAT, K-9, Penal Code, Court Documents, Use of Force, Firearm safety – etc. Since several of us here are also members, we congratulate them, thank them for attending and will be anxious to have them participate in all our activities. There is a NW-CERT bulletin board in the Library. Sgt. Brooks has updated a NW Guide for us and is available at the meeting. The 2019 – 2020 Welcome Letter is out for residents. A copy is available in the Office and on the Web site here: https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/nw-welcome-letter BTW – CERT will start up a class after the first of the year with Harlingen Fire Department. Instruction on Disaster Ops, Light Search & Rescue, Medical Ops, Disaster Psychology etc. very interesting. Sign up! Thanks to Sally & Tom Hardy for volunteering to keep up with the Flashlight batteries in the McGruffmobile. Special Thanks to Ray Parker as he has done this job diligently and faithfully for the last several years as Bill Del Sardo before him. Simple but necessary job. Will need a volunteer or two for the Summer 2020 too. McGruffmobile – please notify Lenore if there are any concerns with the golf cart or its equipment. Rich Debackere will be looking after mechanical needs etc. (tires, batteries, general condition etc.) McGruff gets “rode hard and put up wet”, so please take good care of it on Patrol. Generator - This was a gifted item for NW in case of….. It needs to be cranked monthly. Wade has the key – he has done this service for the summer. Thanks to him for a job well done and appreciated. Dick & Linda Jones will check it monthly during the winter schedule. We are looking for someone to volunteer for the summer 2020 as well. (My philosophy – nobody should own a job forever, so your Neighborhood Watch needs all your help it can get) Patrol Schedule: Linda Jones -December is out – January is in the works. Contact Linda if you wish to help. You will be fully oriented. Holiday Season is here. Are you prepared for safety and security? Please take a personal inventory – there are forms on the NW bulletin board. Bad Guys are already making plans to have a happy holiday at your expense. Buzzers and solar lights….. still a good idea – some Sunshine areas are not lit up leaving these areas very dark. Hide your packages in your truck – lock your car doors – don’t leave TV boxes out in the street for all to see – makes a great invitation. Etc. etc. VENDORS and CONTRACTORS – must report to Office for Orange Cards. It is each resident’s responsibility to make sure they report to the Office to register. Please call Lenore for concerns and questions - I can also get you these Orange cards. Emphasis – if there is a vehicle in here without ID – consider it suspicious. Inquire nicely as to the nature of their business – if it smells fishy – get the PLATE! And we have No Trespassing - No Soliciting signs all over. Walking solicitors – even with shirts (fake or not) are not allowed – they could be up to no good. Block Captains – who’s where? Would be nice to have a few volunteers per street to be eyes & ears….. Montana Nebraska Missouri Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota Kansas Preferably one or two folks per street. IR Sensaphone – Storage Lot – phone system for notification of breech in fence…… Other stuff: Finger Lickin’ Chicken fundraiser for NW expenses planned for 10 Jan 2019 – Friday Our world famous grillin’ team will be out doin’ Finger Licken’ Chicken. Expect ETA about 4pm – Meet in Retzlaff Hall to Dine In or Take Out. Game plan TBD. Winter Texan Appreciation Day – January - Harlingen Convention Center - Monday 20 January 2020. We will have a booth – please come and enjoy the day with us. Women’s Club Commercial - EVENTS Board on Office wall – jump in and sign up. It takes a village….. ​ Sent 2019-11-17: NeighborhoodWatch - CERT Agenda for Monday 18 Nov 2019 - This is an open meeting - y'all are invited - Lots of info to share. See the Agenda below. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 Coordinator NW - CERT Team 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 November 2019 Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Our Sunshine community is invited….. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting. Our focus will be CPR and the AED, a touch of First Aid with emphasis on Stop The Bleed so John Combs and I will review some highlights relating to our community. Pete Moreno, Supervisor of STEC EMS, originally scheduled, is unable to be with us because he has been selected to be an instructor for the ALERT class for the City of Harlingen. (Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team). Training about crucial support – non emergency - in the hours after a disaster.- from assisting with some police tasks – traffic, etc working with other volunteer groups, medical, animal control, supplies, sheltering and so on. BTW….. ALICE Training: – Alert --Lockdown --Inform --Counter --Evacuation training for Workplace, schools, healthcare, business, houses of worship, organizations etc. – proactive strategies to improve chance of survival during active shooter event. Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence – thoughts for special intentions Introduction of guests or new residents This is an open meeting and we welcome everyone. Coffee is always on. The agenda is a planning guide. Treasurer’s Report Finger Lickin’ Chicken fundraiser planned for 10 Jan 2019 – Friday New Business Help Wanted – need a volunteer or two to keep up with the Flashlite batteries in the McGruffmobile. Thanks to Ray Parker as he has done this job for the last several years as Bill Del Sardo before him. Simple but necessary job. Will need a volunteer for the Summer too. Patrol Schedule: Linda Jones November is out and December is in the works. Contact Linda if you wish to help. Old Business Generator - Wade has the key – he has done this service for the summer and will get it to Dick & Linda Jones). They will check it monthly during the winter schedule. We are looking for someone to volunteer for the summer as well. (My philosophy – nobody should own a job forever, so your Neighborhood Watch needs all your help it can get) Sgt. Brooks has updated a NW Guide for us and is available at the meeting. The 2019 – 2020 Welcome Letter is out for residents. Reminder: (still an active concern) VENDORS and CONTRACTORS – must report to Office for Orange Cards. It is each resident’s responsibility to make sure they report in. I thought earlier we may even need to hire a guard to check IDs at the Front Gate but so far so good. Please call Lenore and I can also get you these ID cards. Emphasis – if there is a vehicle in here without ID – consider it suspicious. Inquire nicely as to the nature of their business – if it smells fishy – get the PLATE! McGruffmobile – please notify Lenore if there are any concerns with the golf cart or its equipment. Rich Debackere will be looking after mechanical needs etc. (tires, batteries, general condition etc. McGruff gets “rode hard and put up wet”, so please take good care of it on Patrol, please. Buzzers and solar lights….. still a good idea – some Sunshine areas are not sunny leaving these areas very dark. Block Captains – who’s where? Montana Nebraska Missouri Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota Kansas Preferable one ort wo folks per street – just being “eyes & ears”…… IR Sensaphone – Storage Lot – phone system for notification of breech in fence…… Other stuff: Christmas Golf Cart Parade Saturday 7 December line up 4:30pm etc Woman’s Club sponsors 1st 2nd and 3rd prize for decorated Golf carts This year, Encore is the host for refreshments. City of Harlingen Annual Jay Cees Parade Friday 6 Dec FLC Friday 10 January – fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch Our world famous grillin’ team will be out doin’ Finger Licken’ Chicken. Expect ETA about 4pm – Meet in Retzlaff Hall to Dine In or Take Out. Game plan TBD. Winter Texan Appreciation Day January Casa D’Amistad Monday 20 January 2020 We will have a booth – please come and enjoy the day with us. Women’s Club Commercial - EVENTS Board on Office wall. Sent 2019-10-31 (Newsletter 11-2019): Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT - Monday 18 November is our next meeting, 3pm Retz Hall, Coffee & cookies always. Additional info about the following topics are below. McGruffmobile Patrol Schedule: Linda Jones Operation ID Mr. Fix It List Finger Lickin’ Chicken fundraiser Vendors and Contractors Generator Buzzers and solar lights Block Captains IR Sensaphone See ya at 3pm on Monday 18 November – Retz Hall Lenore Combs ​ Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear Friends Monday 18 November is our next meeting 3pm Retz Hall Coffee & cookies always. Harlingen Police Department will be there to orient us to NWtrends and other information. Harlingen EMS will be sending drivers to street orientation so don’t be frightened if you see a lot of ambulance traffic. They also want to do a First Aid, CPR – AED and Stop The Bleed talk for us soon. OCTOBER was Fire Prevention Month and our local Harlingen Fire Department was here to teach us about fire safety. Richard Alvarez, HFD Fire Inspector conducted the exercise. We had a hands-on demonstration lesson with an electronic training tool from HFD on how to use a fire extinguisher and how to safely put out a fire. Remember, the fire extinguisher goes between you and the fire while you make your safe exit out! Our CERT Team also practices with this training tool. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association named the second week of October in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Let’s raise awareness, educate our families and our community. 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms in their home Maybe Sunshine can put a dent in theses stats! We also took a test to spirt conversation and heighten people’s awareness on fire prevention and fire safety. Here are the answers: 40 -- once a month-- every year in October-- every 10yr-- 2 -- pass -- three feet -- 2x a year -- 2 minutes -- activation -- on the back -- remove the smoke alarm -- all of the above -- If 1 sounds, they all sound-- every sleeping room -- go outside and stay out -- 11pm to 7 am-- no working or no smoking smoke alarms-- have missing or disconnected batteries -- cooking -- all of the above Brochures etc. were left in the Library c/o Harlingen Fire Dept. -- Fire Extinguishers AtWork, Home Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Safety for Older Consumers-Home safety Checklist and After The Fire – Returning to Normal. Then we checked out the fire suppression system above our stove in the kitchen area. Roughly 50% + fires start form cooking equipment. Prevention is key. Grease fires are a major consideration – for safety and certainly a less expensive option than repairing fire & smoke damage. These nozzles are in the hood exhaust. Wet chemicals will discharge directly over the source of the fire. Fire needs 3 things to thrive – oxygen, heat and fuel. So these wet chemicals are engineered to quickly put out the fire by covering the flames and starving the oxygen. When the system trips the gas lines to the stove will also be cut off therefore depriving the fire of fuel. This system is checked by a Fire Inspector just as our ordinary fire extinguishers are. McGruffmobile – please notify Lenore if there are any concerns with the golf cart or its equipment. Also need someone to assist with some general care and feeding of McGruff. – such as Flashlight checks, battery check, tires – simple stuff. When we get big stuff reported it then gets arranged for repairs. I check the First Aid Kit periodically. Patrol Schedule: Linda Jones November is out – still looking for more support for Patrols, please. Contact Linda if you wish to help out. Everyone is oriented. If there is a serious or almost serious concern while on Patrol, please notify me rather than just leave a note in the log book 956 245 1276 Lenore Combs Our monthly meetings are a good forum for ideas, concerns and etc. Please come. (Monday -18 Nov 3pm Retz Hall.) As a reminder, one of the perks of a NWis our rapport with HPD and Combes PD – they take good care of us and so - don’t be afraid to call in suspicious activity or worse -- 911 emergency or 956 245 5940 for suspicious activity. Operation ID – sign up sheet Operation ID Inventory sheet – available in the Library If you are interested, call me 956 245 1276 Sgt. Brooks has updated a NWGuide for us and is available in the Library The 2019 – 2020 Welcome Letter is out for residents. Mr. Fix It List = as a reminder, please let the community know by providing updates with the “good guys” and also let the Office know of the not so good guys. There were some “shade tree clean-up crews” after the flood and a Buyer Beware mentality should be common knowledge. This is not necessarily a NWproject but one we should support. Finger Lickin’ Chicken fundraiser planned for NW budget. - 10 Jan 2019 – Friday Our world famous HFD cooking crew will be out here grilling the bestest FLC you ever ate – yum yum. What a painless way to support your NW-CERT Team. Serving will begin about 4pm in Retz Hall – Dine In or Take Out. Stay tuned. Reminder: (still an active concern) VENDORS and CONTRACTORS – must report to Office for Orange Cards. It is each resident’s responsibility to make sure they report in. I thought earlier we may even need to hire a guard to check IDs at the Front Gate but so far so good. Please call Lenore and I can also get you these ID cards. Emphasis – if there is a vehicle in here without ID – consider it suspicious. Inquire nicely as to the nature of their business – if it smells fishy – get the PLATE! Generator - Wade has the key and checked it monthly during the summer Any volunteers for winter?? Call me 956 245 1276 Buzzers and solar lights….. still a good idea – some areas are still very dark. Hope you all will consider solar lights especially when you are up North. Bad Guys hate lights. Block Captains – who’s where? Montana Nebraska Missouri Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota Kansas Job description – just “eyes & ears” for your block. 2 – 4 volunteers for each street depending on the length – covering 9 streets – simple and very necessary. IR Sensaphone – Storage Lot – any volunteers to be on it????? Christmas Golf Cart Parade Saturday 7 December line up 4:30pm etc This is a Sunshine event – please support it. We have a Santa for the big red truck (HFD) and a Police Escort Refreshments are at Encore this year We will cover a big square in both Encore and Sunshine with lots of fun and noise. Women’s Club sponsors 1st 2nd 3rd place prizes for us – for decorated Golf Carts See ya at 3pm on Monday 18 November – Retz Hall Sent 2019-09-30 (Newsletter 10-2019): Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT - ​ Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team (Est. 2008) SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team. Lights On -- Lock Up and Look Out for each other! Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator 956 245 1276 LJCombs44@gmail.com Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, The October schedule is posted in the Library from Linda Jones. Thank you to the Summer volunteers for your huge effort in covering Patrols this long hot summer. Sgt Michael Brooks HPD and fellow Officers produced a new version guide for NW. It is posted on the NW bulletin board and will be available at our October meeting. Officer Alicia Garcia has resigned and we thank her for her service and wish her the best in her retirement years. Officer Orlando Gonzales will be our liaison. I have worked with him before on other projects and we will enjoy his expertise. Thanks to all who supported National Night Out in August for Harlingen and for Combes in September. Both Police Departments were most impressed by our community’s show of support in this annual initiative. This National Association of Town Watchers program has been celebrated since 1984. Recently the Dog Walker watch joined part of the program (that’s an idea for us)! NNO shines a light on community Police programs and increases connections between neighborhoods and those who serve. Thru a variety of programs such as crime prevention and drug prevention, this event provides valuable information for neighborhoods and empowers our citizens. We wish to extend an invitation to all our new residents and those who have not volunteered in the past. WIIFM? What’s in it for me? The Sunshine NW is a volunteer program designed to take a bite out of crime and take a more active role in keeping Sunshine safe. The Bad Guys are very creative on invading our space and you can make a difference. All of us have an obligation to take precautions to promote collective security and limit criminal activity. Our local Police Departments have provided lots of attention to assist us. There is an informative “Welcome” letter about NW available (in the Office) to you and it is posted in the Library at the NW-CERT area. Our meetings are every 3rd Monday of the month at 3pm in Retzlaff Hall. Coffee is always on. Please join us. Monday - 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar. The Harlingen PD also holds a Citizen Police Academy annually (one coming soon). A typical class schedule – Community Policing, Court Prep, Crime Stoppers, Crime Scene Unit, Investigative Services, Criminal Law, Gangs, SWAT, Self Defense, K-9, Narcotics, Firearm Safety, Use of Force, Public relations, Ride-Alongs in Police Units and more. Don’t miss out. A word about CERT - Community Emergency Response Team – learn how to hold down the fort until professional help arrives. This volunteer service is provided by the Harlingen Fire Department. BTW – October is Fire Prevention Month. Classes are given throughout the year – stay tuned. Some topics covered include Fire Safety, Light Search & Rescue, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology Disaster Medical Ops and more. SCCE even sponsored a Train-The Trainer Mock Disaster Drill with a hands-on simulated explosion in Retz Hall with injuries, a severe Woodshop injury, a near-drowning and other demonstrations. Great learning opportunity. Should be a CERT Class coming in January. In fact, The Harlingen CERT Team is assisting the Harlingen Emergency Management Team with several Emergency Preparedness Sessions at the Harlingen Cultural Arts Center near the Library. Discussions are on when to get prepared, how to create a family plan, items for your emergency kit, and more. Marsha Santow recently represented SCCE CERT Team at the 10th Year recognition with the Mayor. NW and CERT began after Hurricane Dolly in 2008. These efforts make us knowledgeable about being prepared and by working smarter, not harder. We have an AED (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator) by the pool. CPR classes are available. Always call 911 if intending to use this. Stop The Bleed – a new initiative – there are 3 “Stop the Bleed” red emergency bags, one in the Library by the NW-CERT bulletin board, one in the Woodshop and one at the Worker shed. Please use this for obvious reasons. It contains items for life threatening bleeding emergencies and is not the average First Aid Kit. Always call 911 if intending to use this. There is also an active shooter for concerned citizens class coming soon. If you wish to take this class, notify me. If you wish to be on our NW-CERT email list, send me your email address. See you Monday October 21st 3pm Retz Hall. You may call me for questions or concerns ​ Sent 2019-04-17: NW - CERT "How to Safeguard Your Home Against Crime & Burglary" - Dear Friends, You can find a general list of suggestions from Sgt. Michael Brooks HPD by clicking on this title How to Safeguard Your Home against Crime and Burglary etc. SCCE has Operation ID already in place. Information and Inventory Lists are on the NW bulletin board in the Library. Along with a "property list", it is advised to make a photo CD of your stuff - the Insurance people will luv it. Call me for further info. Report All Suspicious Activity 956 216 5940 This is a non-emergency phone number to the Police Department. You will speak with a person - so please have your details ready. What - where - when - how - why etc. If you have an emergency or crime in progress call 911 Crime in progress: who - where - what - any weapons etc. DO NOT INTERVENE! Medical emergency: what- are they breathing, are they conscious, are they bleeding know your location - any other pertinent info. Also - a word about weather..... June - November = Hurricane Season According to a 30 year average prediction, there are 14 named storms, 6 predicted hurricanes including 2 major. There are Disaster materials in the Library for you. - Be Prepared! By the way, while on Patrol, your Neighborhood Watch became aware of lots of potential "flying stuff" laying around - especially in the Storage Lot. And is your shed tied down according to standards? Please be proactive and be prepared. 😊 -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2019-04-17 : NEXTDOOR - a social networking service - Dear NW-CERT Volunteers and Friends, Reference: NEXTDOOR – a social networking service. Please read the document found HERE in order to clear up some issues/questions concerning the NEXTDOOR Web site. Thx -- Lenore J Combs ​ Sent 2019-04-17: on Calling 911 - There was a discussion concerning calling 911 at the April 15 NW-CERT meeting. No matter where you live it's definitely worth the read to assist you if you ever need to call 911. The document can be found HERE . -- Lenore J Combs Back to Top

  • Garden Club (News) | Sunshine Estates

    Sunshine Garden Club: News & Events Back to Garden Club Home Newsletter 2023-02: Sunshine Garden Club - There will be no meeting on February 14th, Valentine's Day, instead we will tour a local native plant park on February 17th. See details and signup in the library. Thank you to the community for your help, interest and donations to the Sunshine Gardens. - Susanne Ulrich for the entire Garden Club ​ Sent 2023-01-09: Garden Club - Reminder of Tuesday meeting - Reminder: Sunshine Garden Club Get Together When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Where: Retzlaff Hall Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Topic of the evening: "My Favorite Native Plants" Please join us along with Janet Schofield, Cameron County Master Gardener, providing an educational class on Native Plants. You may ask yourself, why native plants for my landscape? Janet provides information on the benefits of planting native plants, which help under these conditions. Landscaping with native plants can save you money, time, water and resources. They have better resistance to our weather; require less maintenance and sometimes no fertilizer or pesticides needed. All are welcome. Come February we will plan a trip to a park which features native plants. - Susanne Ulrich ​ Sent 2022-12-20: Garden Club: Tips (Before & After a Freeze) - It's disheartening, but we do have a need for the knowledge provided in this email. I want to thank one of our Sunshine neighbors, Debbie Gossman, for supplying me with two documents concerning Plants and Freezing: What to do 'before' and 'after' a freeze. They are on the Web site HERE where they can be both viewed or printed. The Garden Club Web page (under the Amenities Tab) is also in the process of being spruced up by Beth. So watch for more info and pics getting placed out there. - Susanne Ulrich Sent 2022-11-07: Reminder of the Sunshine Garden Club Get Together - Tuesday, November 8th, Library Social at 6:15pm Program starts at 6:30 - 7:30. Come join us for lots of tips and tricks in relation to gardening. We learn so much from each other. Thank you, - Sue, Terry, Glenna, Susanne ​ Sent 2022-03-06: Reminder of Garden Club Tuesday, March 8 - Garden Club News Welcome to all residents/renters to The Garden Club Event, Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm in Retzlaff Hall. Topic of interest: Best RGV Plants for your landscape. Special guest speaker is a Master Gardener from Cameron County Extension Office, in San Benito. Coffee, tea, bars and cookies will be available. See you Tuesday evening. Thank you, Susanne ​ Sent 2022-02-06: REMINDER, Garden Club - Sunshine Garden Club - New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm. - February 8th in the library. We will have a Social at 6:15 with treats and coffee. Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" and tips of the trade by Terry DeBackere, florist. *** Covid precautions will be in place. *** Thank you, Sunshine Garden Club (by Susanne Ulrich) ​ Sent 2022-02-02: Garden Cleanup Day Postponed - ​Monday, February 7th looks like rain and a high of 52. I will search out a better day once our chances of frost will be gone. Thank you all for offering to help. Susanne Ulrich ​ Newsletter 2022-02: New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm. February 8th in the library. Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" with our very own Terry DeBackere. *Community volunteers needed. I am planning a garden cleanup day on Monday, February 7th, meet at gazebo at 10:00am. Inclement weather will cancel. Area's we will focus on is the plantings around the gazebo and the community office garden. Tasks will include, weeding, deadheading, planting seeds and rearranging of small plants. I have a few tools, but feel free to bring what you may have. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Susanne Ulrich ​ Sent 2021-11-05: SUNSHINE GARDEN CLUB - If you like or find gardening interesting come join us Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7:00pm in the library. All residents/renters are invited. Topic of evening is container planting. Looking forward to fun, prizes and desserts. Susanne Ulrich Garden Club Back to Top

  • Club/Committee (2022-2023) | Sunshine Estates

    Clubs & Committees (2022-2023 Winter) Additional Details B&N Club (Ongong) Woodshop Orientation (Periodic) Woodworkers - Spaghetti Dinner (2023-01-24) NW - Finger Lickin' Chicken (2023-01-16) CANCELED B&N Club (Ongong) ***************** ONGOING Bir ding & Nature Club Sent 2023-01-17: Community Bird Walk - There will be a community Bird Walk for all interested community residents starting at 9:00am at the gazebo on Texas Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 19th. Anyone interested in learning about our local bird population is welcome to attend. Tour will include some walking and some carting as we will be going over to Lake Side to view species there. Questions, call Ralph Peterson at 607-590-0606. ​ Sent 2023-01-02: Birding and Nature Club Pot Luck Canceled - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Birding and Nature Club community Pot Luck supper scheduled for Jan. 9th has been canceled. Instead, the club will hold a regular meeting in the Library at 7:00pm on Jan. 9th. Ralph Peterson ​ Sent 2022-12-28: Christmas Bird Count - The Christmas Bird Count will take place this Saturday, December 31. The Bird Count is a national volunteer event. Every species and bird is counted. Results are tabulated throughout the United States. The results are an indication of how well or poorly the bird population is doing. The Sunshine Birding and Nature Group has participated in this event for many years. We will assemble at the Gazebo on Texas Avenue at 7:30 a.m. We will be divided into groups with assigned areas to cover. We need bird identifiers, bird sighters, and tally keepers. No special talent is needed for the last 2 jobs listed. We will go out on foot, in golf carts, and in cars. Bring binoculars. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please join us. For more information contact Ralph Peterson. Woodshop Orientation (Periodic) Back to Top ******************** PERIODIC Woodshop Orientation ​ Sent 2023-01-14: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday January 19th 5 pm - Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 19th 5 pm in the woodshop. ​ This class is a requirement for using the woodshop. A one time attendance is required. The shop will be closed during the class. Call John Chajec 708-280-8940 with any questions. ​ Sent 2022-10-18: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday October 20th 5 pm - Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Oct 20th 5 pm in the wood shop. This class is a requirement for using the wood shop. A one-time attendance is required. The shop will be closed during the class. Call John Chajec 708-280-8940 with any questions. Woodworkers - Spaghetti Dinner (2023-01-24) Back to Top ******************* COMPLETE Woodworkers Spaghetti Dinner (Jan 24, 2023) ​ Newsletter 2023-02: Woodworkers - Spaghetti Supper - The woodworkers would like to thank everyone who supported our Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. We had a great turn out and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. Those who baked cakes, cooked for two days, kitchen help, hall set up, all the servers and cleanup crew. This endeavor could not happen without all your support. We hope you all enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you in the woodshop. - Cathy Chajec, Woodworker Club Treasurer ​ Sent 2023-01-17: SPAGHETTI DINNER UPDATE - Sunshine Estates Woodworkers Spaghetti Fundraiser ​ $10 per person Tuesday Jan. 24th 4:30 to 6 pm Carry outs and delivery available. Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic or non-garlic bread, dessert, iced or hot tea, coffee, water. Spaghetti dinner tickets are still available. Contact John Chajec, Pat Harvey, Vic Hillman or Neil Moorehead for tickets. Delivery: 956-893-2508 from 4 to 5:30pm the night of the dinner Or, better yet, 708-280-8940 for advance notice. Carryouts: a server will be at the north door (street) and will assist you. Dining: you may come at any time between 4:30 and 6 pm Process: before taking your seat, pick up your salad and dessert. Your drinks and spaghetti will be served at your table. Please fill out the back of your ticket: name, table# and garlic or nongarlic bread. (pencils will be at the table) A server will pick up your ticket and bring your spaghetti back. Hope to see you there, Cathy Chajec ​ Sent 2023-01-06: WOODWORKERS SPAGHETTI DINNER JAN 24TH - Sunshine Country Club Estates Woodworkers Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday January 24th 4:30 to 6 pm Retzlaff Hall Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic or nongarlic bread, dessert, iced or hot tea, coffee, water $10 per ticket Carryouts and delivery available Only 250 tkts available, sells out fast, get your tickets early Tkts available from your friendly Woodworkers. Any questions call Cathy Chajec 708-280-8910 Back to Top NW - Finger Lickin' Chicken (2023-01-16) CANCELED ******************** CANCELED Neighborhood Watch ​ Sent 2023-01-09: Finger Lickin' Chicken CANCELED - I was diagnosed with COVID Sunday morning. No fever No chills, Chest X-Ray is neg. I feel fine except for a little sore throat and body ache. Therefore, for the safety of all of us, I am calling off the Finger LIckin' Chicken Fundraiser until further notice. I have asked Jean Burgoine to clear the board in the Library, open the $$ box and give back your envelopes via Valerie at the Office. Please contact Valerie to pick up your envelope. Thanks for your generosity and Sorry for the disappointment but we will reschedule at a safer time. -- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276 NW - CERT Coordinator ​ Sent 2023-01-05: RE: Invitation and Fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch - Finger Lickin' Chicken - Dear Friends - Our Neighborhood Watch will soon hold a fundraiser - Monday 16 January 2023 about 4pm Retz Hall. Information and signup etc is in the Library. Eat in or Take out. If you would like to help with this project - please let me know. You do not have to be a NW volunteer to help. There are a variety of "jobs" - before - during & after. Thanks. Lenore Combs 956 245 1276 Back to Top

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