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Minnesota Get-Together( (2024-02-25)

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Minnesota Get-Together (2024-02-25)

2024-02 NEWSLETTER -  

Sunday, February 25th, 2024

12:30 Social, 1:00pm Lunch

Retzlaff Hall 

Cost: $15.00

 

Menu

Brisket, w/sides, dessert and beverage:

Catered By 77 Corner Cafe

Entertainment will be provided after the meal, plan to stay and enjoy.

 

Many door prizes will be drawn for after lunch.

Ticket sales will start on February 1st': I will start making phone calls then or you can call me and leave a message.

 

We had a large turn out last year and I hope to see all of the current or former Minnesotan's again and all the new residents who just moved here. Please come and join us and get to know everyone that lives in our community.

 

Thank you and hope to see you at the Get Together

- Linda Ramsdell, 218-851-6353

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St. Pat's Day Party (2024-03-17)

2024-02 NEWSLETTER -  

Just want to let all Sunshine residents know that there will be a St Patrick’s Day party on Sunday, March 17.  This party is unique, in that it is funded by donations from all those residents who love this Irish celebration. All are welcome - entry is free - just bring finger foods to share. All donations buy beer, wine and margaritas usually. Last year donations surpassed expectations and 35 pizzas were also provided!

 

Derek (Dak) McFee hosts this party and contributions can be given to him at 2028 W Michigan. Phone 651-271-8214.

 

Please watch for updates as March draws closer.

- Janis McFee

St. Pat's Day Party (2024-03-17)

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 ONGOING 

STAINED GLASS CLASS

Sent 2023-12-18: STAINED GLASS CLASS: Starts this week and ongoing in winter - 

Dear residents:

Stained glass class will begin this Thursday, Dec 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the woodshop and will continue every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. throughout the winter.

 

Please dress according to the weather. The class is open to all residents.
 
Any questions, please feel free to contact me at 708-280-8910.
- Cathy Chajec

Stained Glass Class (WEEKLY ON THU)
Table Tennis (WEEKLY ON SAT)

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 ONGOING 

TABLE TENNIS

Sent 2024-01-19: Table Tennis - 

We have several people interested in playing table tennis. We would like to announce the startup of table tennis in Retzlaff Hall on Saturday afternoons at 1 PM.  We have reserved Saturdays from 1 PM to 3 PM, starting tomorrow, January 20 (will not play when other events are scheduled). Give me a call if you need.

- Jan Kawecki,     719-334-6493

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 PERIODIC 

 

Karaoke (Feb 16, 2024) UPCOMING

Sent 2024-02-11: Karaoke, Friday, Feb 16 - 

Karaoke in the Hall on Friday, February 16th.

Please note a couple of changes.

  • First, doors will open at 5:30 and singing will start at 6pm.

  • Second, the Women’s Club will have a concession stand selling pulled pork sandwiches and chips for $5 (while supplies last), as well as, Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches for $2.

 

As always, bring a snack if you’d like, but not necessary. BYOB.

 

They’ll be dancing and remember, you don’t have to sing. Phillip and Patricia Lay will be your hosts and I will be running around like a crazy person as usual. If you’re looking for a good time that’s a golf cart ride away, don’t miss this event.     - Randy Davis

Karaoke (Jan 26, 2024) COMPLETE

Sent 2024-01-23: REMINDER: Karaoke this Friday (Jan 26, 2024) - 

Karaoke in the Hall this Friday. New resident, Phillip Lay, and I will be hosting. As usual, bring a snack if you’d like, but it is not required. I will be bringing the famous yard of beef. And remember, you don’t have to sing, but please come and support those who do. Also, dancing is encouraged. Doors open at four, and singing begins at 4:30. Hope to see you there.

- Randy Davis & Phillip Lay

Sent 2024-01-09: Karaoke in late January - 

We will have Karaoke at the Hall on Friday, January 26 at 4pm. New resident Phillip Lay will be using his equipment. He has hosted karaoke for years and I’m excited to help him into the karaoke mix. Come join the fun.

- Randy Davis

KARAOKE (PERIODIC)

The following Karaoke dates are all COMPLETE 

 

Karaoke (Dec 17, 2023)

Karaoke (Dec 2, 2023)

Karaoke (Nov 3, 2023)

Private Events (PERIODIC)

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 PERIODIC

Private Events

On November 15, 2023 from 5 pm to 10 pm Retzlaff Hall will be in use. COMPLETE 

On November 18, 2023 from Noon to 9 pm Retzlaff Hall will be in use. COMPLETE 

On November 24, 2023 from 12 pm to 7 pm Retzlaff Hall will be in use. COMPLETE 

On January 27, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Retzlaff Hall will be in use. COMPLETE 

Calling All Cats & Dogs (PERIODIC)

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 PERIODIC

Grooming: Calling All Dogs and Cats

Sent 2024-02-11: Calling All Dogs and Cats -  UPCOMING 

Hey Everyone - Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 11:30 am. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text Sandra and she will schedule your appointment. Sandra's number is 956-226-9919. Sandra will come to your home. thanks.
- Marian Young,   719-468-4556

Sent 2023-12-17: Calling All Dogs and Cats -  COMPLETE 

Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 12:30 pm. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text Sandra and she will schedule your appointment. Sandra's number is 956-226-9919. Sandra will come to your home. Thanks,
- Marian Young,     719-468-4556

Sent 2023-10-09: Calling All Dogs and Cats too - COMPLETE 

Hey Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Tuesday, October17th, 2023, to take care of your pet's nails. She will be starting at 12:00 pm. The cost is ten dollars per pet. Please text Sandra and she will schedule your appointment. Sandra's number is 956-226-9919. Sandra will come to your home. Thanks,
- Marian Young,     719-468-455

Dumping Bulky Items (PERIODIC)

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 PERIODIC 

Dumping Bulky Items (Jan 25-28, 2024) COMPLETE 

Sent 2024-01-23: Another Opportunity to Dump your Bulky Items - 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS/RENTERS

 

The trial run of residents/renters in the community being able to get rid of items that they were unable to take to the city dump was a success in December. Therefore, this coming Thursday thru Sunday, Jan 25-28, you may place your bulky items in the storage area in the Sand Pit. There will be no need to lift it onto the SEPO Trailer.

 

There are a few items that we are asking to not be placed there:

  • No Glass

  • No Batteries

  • No Tires

  • No items that may contain Hazardous Chemicals (Oil)

  • No Household Trash

  • I think you know the rest

 

Please call me with questions.

- Frank Tewell,     SEPO Board

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Dumping Bulky Items (Dec 5 & 6, 2023) COMPLETE

Sent 2023-12-05: TRIAL RUN: Dumping your Bulky Items - 

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS

We are attempting to try out a system that could benefit our residents here in the community to get rid of items that you are unable to get out to the dump due to transportation.

 

The Maintenance Crew will leave a trailer out in the storage area in front of the Sand Pit where you can place items on:

TUE, December 5th

AND 

WED, December 6th

 

There are a few items that we are asking to not be placed there:

  • No Batteries

  • No Tires

  • No items that may contain Hazardous Chemicals (Oil)

  • No Household Trash

 

Let's see how this system works for us!!

 

Board Members in Accordance

Frank Tewell , Tom Perrier, Randy Davis , Share Nelson

Concert: 59 1/2 Min w/Brett Dana (2024-02-18) COMPLETE

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CONCERT: 59 1/2 Minutes w/Brett Dana

2024-02-18: Pictures Posted - 

Brett Dana (aka Dana Boettcher) put on a great concert this afternoon for the Sunshine Residents. HERE are a couple pics of Brett and the crowd intensely listening. Brett was praised with a standing ovation when he was done. Thx so much Brett.     - Beth Parrish

Sent 2024-02-15: REMINDER: 59 1/2 Minutes w/Brett Dana - 

Just a gentle reminder of my concert this coming Sunday in Retzlaff Hall. No Charge. See other details below. Hope to see you there.     - Fellow Resident Dana Boettcher (aka Brett Dana)

2024-02 NEWSLETTER -  

Toys for Tots & Food Drive (COMPLETE)

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 COMPLETE 

'Toys for Tots' (2023-12-01 'til 2023-12-15)

AND

'Food Drive' (2023-12-01 'til 2023-12-20)

Sent 2023-12-06: REMINDER: 'Toys for Tots' & 'Food Drive' - 

It has come to my attention that there is hardly any food or toys in the library for our drives. I know that in the past our community has been very generous at this time of year. So this is a friendly reminder that we are having a toy drive for 'Toys for Tots' and a 'Food Drive' for Valley Haven Children's Home/Fishes and Loaves.

 

You can drop off your toys (please have them wrapped and marked on the bottom the age and gender) and non-perishable food items in the library. You have until 12/15 for the toy drive and 12/20 for the food drive. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 - Jill Ventrello

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 COMPLETE 

Street Cleaning (Dec 2, 2023)

Sent 2023-11-30: UPDATE: Street Cleaning Rescheduled - 

Hello Sunshine owners,

Harlingen street maintenance had equipment issues Wednesday and were not able to wash the oil spills on the streets. But they have told me they will be here Friday to clean those spots, please try and keep those areas open for them. Thank you.     - Thomas Perrier

Sent 2023-11-28: REMINDER: Street Cleaning - 

Hello - Here's the REMINDER email, as promised.

 

On Monday the 13th of November, the Harlingen trash truck leaked hydraulic fluid in several places around the community. On Wednesday the 29th, they will be here power washing those areas. If you know you have an area that needs cleaning, please keep that part of the street clear.

 

Thank you

- Thomas Perrier,     SEPO Board

Street Cleaning (COMPLETE)
Christmas Decorating in Hall (2023-12-02) COMPLETE

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Christmas Decorating (Dec 2, 2023)

Sent 2023-12-01: REMINDER-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Christmas Decorating - 

Hi neighbors! Just to remind you - The Woman’s Club is looking for volunteers to help decorate Christmas trees in Retzlaff Hall on Saturday, December 2nd at 12PM. It will be a great time of community spirit and camaraderie. All help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!     - Pam Davis

Sent 2023-11-25: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Christmas Decorating

Hi neighbors! The Woman’s Club is looking for volunteers to help decorate Christmas trees in Retzlaff Hall on Saturday, December 2nd at 12PM. It will be a great time of community spirit and camaraderie. All help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!     - Pam Davis

Exercise: Stretch Class (2023-10-06) COMPLETE

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Exercise: Stretch Class (Oct 6, 2023)

Sent 2023-10-03: Reminder of Friday stretch class - 

Hi!  This is a reminder of the stretch class offered this Friday at 10am. It will be a one-time only class. A good friend, who is a group and personal fitness trainer in Dallas, is coming to visit me and agreed to do this class and answer any questions regarding stretch and fitness. Anyone is welcome. You can pick up some new stretch ideas and enjoy together time.

 

Please bring a matt or blanket, and a stretch strap or belt if available....

 

Best wishes, Irene Phillips 

Questions? Call me, 214 549 3993

Sent 2023-09-06: Stretch Class in Hall - 

Hi!  This is Irene, a fellow Sunshiner. I have a good friend who is a group and personal fitness trainer in Dallas. She is coming to visit me in October! She has agreed to do a stretch class in our hall at 10:00a on Friday, October 6. Anyone is welcome. You can pick up some new stretch ideas and enjoy together time.

Please bring a matt or blanket etc....

- Contact info. Irene - 214 549 3993

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