eNews for August 31, 2017

Top News
Community Election Packets Available Tomorrow
September SunSations Delivery
Community Association Labor Day Hours
Argent Lakes Café Grand Opening
Golf Genius Coming Soon
Registration Forms for Holiday Craft Bazaar Available Now
We Shine–Grandbaby Bragging
Villa and Cottage 2018 Budget Meetings
Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed For Renovations


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Community Election Packets Available Tomorrow

Executive Office
Community Association Labor Day Hours

Common Area Maintenance

Communication
September SunSations Delivery
This Week On
Healthy Living 

Community Standards

Facilities Management
Clubhouse at Okatie Creek Closure

Golf
Argent Lakes Café Grand Opening
Golf Genius Coming Soon
End of Summer Sale
Get Golf Ready in 5 Days Returns for Fall
September Golf Clinic Calendar
Hole-In-One Report


Health and Wellness
Labor Day Weekend Hours
Sign Up for Four Weeks of Change
Registration Open for Free Kinesis Orientation
Physical Therapy Corner – Occupational Therapy
Group Exercise Changes Beginning September 10


IT Services

Lifestyle Services
Registration Forms for Holiday Craft Bazaar Available Now
October Ticket Sales
Full Moon Dance: Latitude featuring Michelle and Tom Becker
Meet the Author – Lawrence Klausner
The Four Preps
Block Party – Bobby Ryder’s Band featuring Betsy Jamison


Clubs and Groups
Model Railroaders SIG Holiday Hours for Red Dam Express
Buckeyes Host Walk and Pancake Breakfast Charity Event


Top News

Community Election Packets Available Tomorrow 
Packets for the Board of Directors, Neighborhood Representative and Alternate Neighborhood Representative candidates will be available to download from this website or pickup from Palmetto Commons beginning September 1. One resident seat is available on the Board of Directors, and 30 neighborhoods will be electing Neighborhood Representatives and Alternate Representatives. The deadline to drop off packets for the Board of Directors seat is September 18. The deadline to drop off packets for Neighborhood and Alternate Neighborhood Representative positions is September 29. Return completed packets to Palmetto Commons. Stay tuned to eNews Weekly and SunSations for more information.
 
 
September SunSations Delivery 

The September issue of SunSations will be delivered to your lower box on Friday, September 1. This issue highlights Sun City’s Chartered Clubs and Registered Community Groups, just in time for the social season! Read about upgrades in Sun City security and the latest performances coming to the Magnolia Hall stage. The magazine is also available to read on this website by logging in and clicking the SunSations logo. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!
 

Community Association Labor Day Hours
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. All fitness centers will be open from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and the Logo Building will be open from 7 a.m.–noon. Guests may use the fitness centers at no cost Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 during staffed hours only. Self-use hours at the Lakehouse Fitness Center are for residents only. Click here for a group exercise class schedule.​

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Argent Lakes Cafe Grand Opening 

Argent Lakes Café will have its grand opening from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. This new food and beverage option located at Argent Lakes Golf Course will offer cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, soft drinks and more. Click here to preview the menu and stop by for the event! 
 

 
Golf Genius Coming Soon 

At the end of 2017, the Golf Association Services of the Carolinas (GASC) will switch from the GHIN Tournament Pairings Program (TPP) to Golf Genius, a quicker and easier-to-use program for residents and staff. 
 
The golf staff will begin training on the new system over the next month. Shortly after that period, a date will be set to begin the switch from TPP to Golf Genius.
 
The main difference in the two programs is the login process. Golf Genius requires each golfer to use their email address as their username in order to access the program. That requires each golfer to have their own email address. If you currently do not have an email address or if you share an email address with a spouse, you will need to get your own email address. Provide your new email address to the golf staff at any of the Sun City golf shops, and they will enter your new email address into the current TPP system prior to transition.
 
Golfers who are already registered and using TPP with a valid email address on file do not need to do anything prior to the changeover. The GASC will automatically upload Sun City’s current golfer profiles into Golf Genius so all golfer information, including email addresses, will be transferred over.
 
The GASC will provide the golf staff with an instructional video for login and navigation, which will be posted to the Sun City golf webpage, replacing the current TPP video online.
 
Stay tuned to eNews Weekly and the Golf eNewsletter for more information regarding the transition to Golf Genius. The switch to Golf Genius will not affect Sun City’s current GHIN Handicap Program as GHIN will still be used for score posting and handicap purposes.

 

Registration Forms For Holiday Craft Bazaar Available Now 

Get a jump start on completing your forms for the Holiday Craft Bazaar November 19. Registration forms are available for pickup now at Lifestyle Services. Table sales will start October 1 at Lifestyle Services.
 

We Shine - Grandbaby Bragging

8 a.m.–Noon, September 8 at the fitness centers
Come enjoy a free cup of coffee in honor of Grandparents’ Day and swap grandbaby stories with your friends and neighbors.


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Villa and Cottage 2018 Budget Meetings

Residents in Villas and Cottages are invited to attend a meeting September 19 in the Pinckney Hall, May River Room for their respective neighborhood to review the proposed 2018 budget.

Villas
8:30–9 a.m. The Aviary Villas
9:15–9:45 a.m. Coastal Villas
10–10:30 a.m. Egret Cove Villas
10:45–11:15 a.m. Summerplace Village Villas
11:30 a.m.–Noon Live Oak Village Villas
1–1:30 p.m. The Preserve Villas
1:45–2:15 p.m. Seaford Place Villas

Cottages
2:30–2:45 p.m. Andover Place Cottages
3–3:15 p.m. Argent Place Cottages
3:30–3:45 p.m. Cypress Hollow Cottages
4–4:15 p.m. Plymouth Lane Cottages


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Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed for Renovations

The Purrysburg Fitness Center is closed during renovations to the locker rooms. It is suggested, if possible, to use the other fitness centers in the afternoons when there is greater availability for most of the cardio equipment. There will be no orientations at Purrysburg Fitness Center during the renovation.
 
The Purrysburg indoor pool hours have been extended daily as listed below until construction is complete. Extended hours for the indoor pool are self-use and for residents only. Please be safe and always swim with a buddy.

 

Hours for the Indoor Pool Only
 

Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Staff available 6 a.m.-8 p.m. except for Thursday staff available 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Staff available 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Staff available 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


The group water and land exercises classes will continue. The land classes will check-in at the front desk and go directly to the aerobics room as the entire gym will be closed and blocked off. 
 
The water classes will check-in with a staff member at the back pool door closest to the croquet greens. Cash and member charges will be available for class payment at the back pool door. If you plan to pay by credit card, you will need to pay at the front desk, take your receipt and show it to the staff member at the back pool door.
 
Interval Circuit Training (ICT) will not be available during the renovation. After much discussion, it was not possible to move the sessions. Instead, receive a free group exercise card to attend any of the group exercise classes for free at any location. ICT cards will be activated when the center reopens. ICT trainers will be working as trainers on the floor at the other fitness centers during the times they normally would work the ICT program.
 
The Purrysburg Indoor Pool will remain open. Access the pool through the back doors. See chart above for hours. Restrooms will be available at the Logo Building or the Yemassee Crafts Center, so please plan ahead!


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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

Community Election Packets Available Tomorrow

Packets for the Board of Directors, Neighborhood Representative and Alternate Neighborhood Representative candidates will be available to download from this website or pickup from Palmetto Commons beginning tomorrow, Friday, September 1. One resident seat is available on the Board of Directors, and 30 neighborhoods will be electing Neighborhood Representatives and Alternate Representatives. The deadline to drop off packets for the Board of Directors seat is Monday, September 18. The deadline to drop off packets for Neighborhood and Alternate Neighborhood Representative positions is Friday, September 29. Return completed packets to Palmetto Commons. Stay tuned to eNews Weekly and SunSations for more information.

 

Executive Office

Community Association Labor Day Hours

Community Association offices will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Click here for fitness center hours.

 
 

Common Area Maintenance

Check back next week for more news.

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Communication

September SunSations Delivery

The September issue of SunSations will be delivered to your lower box on Friday, September 1. This issue highlights Sun City’s Chartered Clubs and Registered Community Groups, just in time for the social season! Read about upgrades in Sun City security and the latest performances coming to the Magnolia Hall stage. The magazine is also available to read on this website by logging in and clicking the SunSations logo. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!

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This Week on Healthy Living

Get to know Coastal Carolina Hospital’s medical experts, doctors and surgeons in Sun City TV’s Healthy Living program, with your host Debi Lynes. This week, Jane Ouimette, director of imaging services, discusses radiology and MRIs. Healthy Living airs every day at 9 a.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum channel 5, and on this website.

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Community Standards

Check back next week for more news.

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Facilities Management

Clubhouse at Okatie Creek Closure
The Clubhouse at Okatie Creek will be closed Monday, September 18 to remove and replace kitchen equipment. Please plan accordingly.  


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Golf

Argent Lakes Cafe Grand Opening

Argent Lakes Café will have its grand opening from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. This new food and beverage option located at Argent Lakes Golf Course will offer cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, soft drinks and more. Click here to preview the menu and stop by for the event! 

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Golf Genius Coming Soon
At the end of 2017, the Golf Association Services of the Carolinas (GASC) will switch from the GHIN Tournament Pairings Program (TPP) to Golf Genius, a quicker and easier-to-use program for residents and staff. 
 
The golf staff will begin training on the new system over the next month. Shortly after that period, a date will be set to begin the switch from TPP to Golf Genius.
 
The main difference in the two programs is the login process. Golf Genius requires each golfer to use their email address as their username in order to access the program. That requires each golfer to have their own email address. If you currently do not have an email address or if you share an email address with a spouse, you will need to get your own email address. Provide your new email address to the golf staff at any of the Sun City golf shops, and they will enter your new email address into the current TPP system prior to transition.
 
Golfers who are already registered and using TPP with a valid email address on file do not need to do anything prior to the changeover. The GASC will automatically upload Sun City’s current golfer profiles into Golf Genius so all golfer information, including email addresses, will be transferred over.
 
The GASC will provide the golf staff with an instructional video for login and navigation, which will be posted to the Sun City golf webpage, replacing the current TPP video online.
 
Stay tuned to eNews Weekly and the Golf eNewsletter for more information regarding the transition to Golf Genius. The switch to Golf Genius will not affect Sun City’s current GHIN Handicap Program as GHIN will still be used for score posting and handicap purposes.


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End of Summer Sale

Summer might be coming to an end, but the sales at Argent Lakes pro shop are still going strong. All ladies’ and men’s shirts are $19.95 and select clubs from Tour Edge are marked down. Visit the Argent Lakes pro shop for more information.
  
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Get Golf Ready in 5 Days Returns for Fall
Get Golf Ready in 5 Days will return to Sun City September through November. If you have always wanted to play golf or be reunited with the game in a beginner-friendly environment, this program is for you. Click here for more information. 

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September Golf Clinic Calendar

Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the September schedule. Clinics are $10 each, and you can sign up at the course in which the clinic you wish to attend is held. Clinics are open to players of all skill levels.  

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Hole-In-One Report
Dennis Skoglund had a hole-in-one August 26 at Okatie Creek Golf Course on hole 17 for 150 yards. He used a 6 iron. This event was witnessed by Gary Skoglund, Jim Morrow and Ray Giuliano.

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Health and Wellness

Labor Day Weekend Hours
All fitness centers will be open from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, September 4. The Logo Building will be open 7 a.m.–noon, Monday, September 4. Guests may use the fitness centers at no cost Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 during staffed hours only. Self-use hours at the Lakehouse Fitness Center are for residents only.

All group exercise classes will be canceled in observance of Labor Day except for the following classes:

  • Total Body Toning at 9 a.m. in Purrysburg Fitness Center
  • Pilates Plus at 9 a.m. at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
  • Dance Fit at 11 a.m. at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
  • Slide Dance at 12:15 p.m. at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
  • Yoga for Sports at 9 a.m. at Lakehouse Fitness Center
  • Gentle Yoga at 11 a.m. at Lakehouse Fitness Center 
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Sign Up for Four Weeks of Change
10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting September 6-October 2 at the Lakehouse
Change your fitness level in just four weeks with personal trainer John Hock! The program is a combination of group exercise and personal training. Small class sizes allow for individual coaching and training assistance, offering plenty of fitness games and exercise with adequate time for rehydration and recovery. The program will be from 10–11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting September 6 at the Lakehouse, Bayside Room. Class is limited to seven participants. Cost is $84 for 12 sessions. Please sign up at the Lakehouse or call (843) 645-4515.

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Registration Open for Free Kinesis Orientation
1 p.m. September 7 at the Lakehouse
Learn the five components that makes Technogym’s Kinesis One exercise equipment so special. Kinesis One is a standalone workout station with concealed weight stacks that provides resistance across three planes of movement. See how Kinesis One adds movement to a strength building program. Presented by John Hock, certified personal trainer. Free class. Space is limited. Sign up at the Lakehouse Fitness Center. 


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Physical Therapy Corner - Occupational Therapy
10 a.m. Friday, September 8 at Hidden Cypress
Join as we discuss how occupational therapy can help you. Cost is $5. Prepay at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. 


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Group Exercise Changes Beginning September 10
New: Medical QiGong- 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
Returning: Therapeutic Yoga- 2 p.m. Fridays and Sundays at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center


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IT Services

Check back next week for more news.   

Lifestyle Services 

Registration Forms for Holiday Craft Bazaar Available Now

Get a jump start on completing your forms for the Holiday Craft Bazaar November 19. Registration forms are available for pickup now at Lifestyle Services. Table sales will start October 1 at Lifestyle Services.

 

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October Ticket Sales

Tickets for all October events, including A Tribute to the King, go on sale online and at Lifestyle Services at 8 a.m. Friday, September 1.

 

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Full Moon Dance: Latitude Featuring Michelle and Tom Becker

7 p.m. September 6 at Pinckney Hall
National award-winning duo Latitude featuring Michelle and Tom Becker plays six decades of popular music including Carolina beach, the classics, smooth jazz and country. Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services.

 

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Meet the Author - Lawrence Klausner

7 p.m. September 14 at Pinckney Hall
Drawing on recorded conversations David Berkowitz had with police, lawyers and psychiatrists, and his handwritten notes and diaries, author Lawrence Klausner presents the full story of notorious killer in his book Son of Sam. Free event.

 

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The Four Preps

7 p.m. September 14 at Magnolia Hall
Spend an evening with The Four Preps as they senerade Sun City with hits from the golden oldies, including the band’s signature tunes like 26 Miles, Big Man, Lazy Summer Night and Down by the Station. Tickets are $24.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. 

 

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Block Party - Bobby Ryder's Band featuring Betsy Jamison

7 p.m. September 16 at the Pavilion
You don't want to miss this opportunity as Ms. Jamison delivers beautiful vocal renditions creating an air of class and elegance. Betsy, Bill and two members from Bobby Ryder’s band will make it a night you will not forget! Come rock the night away! Tickets are $8.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Walk-ins welcome, cash only. Pavilion and cash bar open at 6 p.m. 

 

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Clubs and Groups

Model Railroaders SIG Holiday Hours for Red Dam Express

The Red Dam Express, Sun City’s garden gauge railroad, will have special operating hours from 10 a.m.–noon, September 2 for Labor Day weekend. All Sun City residents, family, friends and grandchildren are welcome to stop by the east side of the Woodshop at 841 Red Dam Road to view the display. 

 

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Buckeyes Host Walk and Pancake Breakfast Charity Event

The Buckeye Group will host its annual walk to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a pancake breakfast and silent auction to benefit the Independence Fund from 8–11 a.m. September 16. The walk will be around Town Square and the breakfast will be at the Pavilion. No admission charge, but charitable donations are appreciated.

 

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