eNews for September 14, 2017

Top News
Board of Directors Election Packets Due Monday
Pool Task Force Town Hall Meeting
Committee Fair and BOD Quarterly Meeting
Golf Course Reopenings
Villa and Cottage 2018 Budget Meetings Rescheduled
Finance Committee Meeting Canceled
The Four Preps Concert Rescheduled
Chartered Club Meeting
Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed for Renovations


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Board of Directors Election Packets Due Monday

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance

Communication
New Lowcountry Snapshots Episode Airing Now
This Week on Healthy Living 


Community Standards

Facilities Management
Clubhouse at Okatie Creek Morning Closure

Golf
Hidden Cypress Golf Course Closure
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
Purrysburg Fitness Center Orientation Canceled
Pool Deck Cleaning Closures
Amenity Hours During Parking Lot Sale
Group Exercise Schedule Changes
Caregiver Support Group


IT Services

Lifestyle Services
Registration Forms for Holiday Craft Bazaar Now Available
Block Party – Bobby Ryder’s Band featuring Betsy Jamison
Look for Alljoy Donuts at Pinckney Perk Next Week
Funny Business – Jerry Carroll
Fall Parking Lot Sale and Closures
The Four Preps Concert Rescheduled


Clubs and Groups
Buckeyes Host Walk and Pancake Breakfast Charity Event
Roadrunners Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Duel at Dusk IV
Softball Game Fundraiser for Local Veteran

 


Top News

Board of Directors Election Packets Due Monday 
All residents interested in running for the Board of Directors seat should turn in their completed packets by 5 p.m. Monday, September 18 at Palmetto Commons. Packets for the Board of Directors, Neighborhood Representative and Alternate Neighborhood Representative candidates are available to download from this website or pickup from Palmetto Commons. Please view election packets on a desktop or laptop computer instead of a mobile device. 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 Neighborhood and Alternate Neighborhood Representative positions is Friday, September 29. Stay tuned to eNews Weekly and SunSations for more information. 

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Pool Task Force Town Hall Meeting 

1 p.m. Thursday, September 21 in Magnolia Hall
The Pool Task Force will review their task to date and share recommendations with the community and Board at a special Town Hall Meeting. All residents are invited to attend. The agenda will focus on the Pool Task Force recommendations only.


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Committee Fair and BOD Quarterly Meeting
Learn more about the Board Appointed Committees and how you can get involved at the Committee Fair at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Pinckney Hall. Then, stay for the Board of Directors quarterly meeting that starts at 2 p.m. Committee members will be at tables in the lobby before and after the meeting to answer any questions.

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Golf Course Reopenings 

Sun City’s golf courses sustained minor damage from Tropical Storm Irma and staff is working diligently to restore and reopen the courses. Argent Lakes Golf Course and Argent Lakes Café reopened today, Thursday, September 14. The other courses will open as follows:

  • Okatie Creek Golf Course: will reopen Friday, September 15.
  • Hidden Cypress Golf Course: will reopen Saturday, September 16. Hidden Cypress Golf Course will also close at 11:30 a.m. for half day maintenance on Monday, September 18.

The Jameson’s Invitational Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at Hidden Cypress Golf Course is canceled.

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Villa and Cottage 2018 Budget Meeting Rescheduled 

The Villa and Cottage 2018 budget meetings scheduled for Tuesday, September 19 in Pinckney Hall have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
 

Finance Committee Meeting Canceled

The Finance Committee meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 20 at Pinckney Hall is canceled. The committee will meet next week for an executive session to discuss the 2018 budget with staff and the Board of Directors.


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The Four Preps Concert Rescheduled

7 p.m. October 11 at Magnolia Hall
Due to Tropical Storm Irma, The Four Preps performance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 14 has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. If you have already purchased tickets for the show, please hang on to your tickets for the rescheduled event. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Few tickets are left! Get your tickets now for $24 by
clicking here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services.


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Chartered Club Meeting

9 a.m. Thursday, September 21 at Pinckney Hall
All Charted Club officers are invited to attend this informative and interactive meeting to review club materials and get answers to questions regarding club rules and procedures.


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Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed for Renovations

The Purrysburg Fitness Center is closed during renovations to the locker rooms. There will be no orientation Tuesday, September 19. 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

Board of Directors Election Packets Due Monday

All residents interested in running for the Board of Directors seat in the Community Elections should turn in their completed packets by 5 p.m. Monday, September 18 at Palmetto Commons. Packets for the Board of Directors, Neighborhood Representative and Alternate Neighborhood Representative candidates are available to download from this website or pickup from Palmetto Commons. Please view election packets on a desktop or laptop computer instead of a mobile device. 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 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

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Common Area Maintenance

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Communication

New Lowcountry Snapshots Episode Airing Now

This episode features SCTV News Health Matters host Dr. Lou Valente and his son John Valente discussing their writing careers. Dr. Lou has written many medical articles and recently published a textbook about dissecting classical music. John has written feature articles for Cosmopolitan magazine and is currently writing his 13th book of poetry. The authors share how their writing careers started, what gives them inspiration, and tell some heartwarming stories.
 
Lowcountry Snapshots airs every day at 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum channel 5, this website and YouTube.com/SunCityHHTelevision.


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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, Joel Taylor, CEO of Coastal Carolina Hospital, discusses an update on Coastal Carolina Hospital. Then, Dr. Carlos Montenegro, a surgeon, discusses diVinci robotics. 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

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Facilities Management

Clubhouse at Okatie Creek Closure
The Clubhouse at Okatie Creek will be closed for breakfast Monday, September 18 to remove and replace kitchen equipment. There will be a limited lunch menu. Please plan accordingly.


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Golf

Hidden Cypress Golf Course Closure
Hidden Cypress Golf Course will also close at 11:30 a.m. for half-day maintenance on Monday, September 18.

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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
Chuck Watts had a hole-in-one September 5 at Argent Lakes Golf Course on hole 2 for 155 yards. He used a 5 iron. This event was witnessed by George McCartney, Terry Ash and Bob Antler.

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Health and Wellness

Purrysburg Fitness center Orientation Canceled
Due to renovations, there will be no orientation Tuesday, September 19 at Purrysburg Fitness Center.

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Pool Deck Cleaning Closures
Lakehouse outdoor pool: 8 a.m.–noon Thursday, September 21
Riverbend outdoor pool: 8 a.m.–noon Wednesday, September 27 

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Amenity Hours During Parking Lot Sale
The Parking Lot Sale is from 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, September 23 on Sun City Lane. Town Square, including the pools, tennis courts, bocce courts and Purrysburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturday, September 23 until 2 p.m. during the Parking Lot Sale. There will be no Stroke of the Week that day as a result of the Parking Lot Sale. 

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Group Exercise Schedule Changes
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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Caregiver Support Group
10 a.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Hidden Cypress, Coosaw/New River Room
This is a free forum facilitated by Tidewater Hospice.


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IT Services

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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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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 to hear Ms. Jamison deliver 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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Look for Alljoy Donuts at Pinckney Perk Next Week

Things are getting a bit sweeter at Pinckney Perk. Starting Tuesday, September 19, Pinckney Perk Café will sell donuts from Alljoy Donut Co. Make sure you stop by 8 a.m.–Noon, Monday through Friday at Pinckney Hall during your morning errands for coffee and a sweet treat.

 

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Funny Business - Jerry Carroll

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at Magnolia Hall
5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 at Pinckney Hall
Country comedian Jerry Carroll harvests a bumper crop of hilarity in his fast-paced, high-energy show about everyday life. His relatable topics crack up the most hard-to-please crowds. Jerry found comedy growing up on his family's farm. For 20 years, he worked the farm before finally pursuing his life's dream of entertaining people and making them laugh. Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Doors open an hour before the show.

 

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Fall Parking Lot Sale and Closures

8 a.m.–Noon Saturday, September 23 on Sun City Lane
Put on your walking shoes and get ready for the most anticipated event of the year at the annual Parking Lot Sale. Browse through hundreds of items ready to find a new place in your home. Coffee, donuts and hot dogs will be available for purchase.
 
Table set-up will be from noon to midnight Friday, September 22 along Sun City Lane. Foot traffic along Sun City Lane will be limited to residents setting up tables; no other foot traffic will be permitted during the set up period.
 
Town Square, including the pools, tennis courts, bocce courts and Purrysburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturday, September 23 until 2 p.m. during the Parking Lot Sale. There will be no Stroke of the Week that day as a result of the Parking Lot Sale.
 
Sun City Lane will close at noon Friday, September 22 and will reopen at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23 after the Parking Lot Sale. Residents must have the appropriate car pass to enter Sun City Lane from Sun City Boulevard and Del Webb Boulevard during setup and breakdown. Palmetto Commons traffic will be rerouted through the Pinckney Hall parking lot on Friday. Town Square parking will reopen after 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23. 

 

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The Four Preps Concert Rescheduled

7 p.m. October 11 at Magnolia Hall
Due to Tropical Storm Irma, The Four Preps performance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 14 has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. If you have already purchased tickets for the show, please hang on to your tickets for the rescheduled event. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Few tickets are left! Get your tickets now for $24 by
clicking here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. 

 

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Clubs and Groups

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. Saturday, 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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Roadrunners Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

The Sun City Roadrunners Motorcycle Club presents its first annual wine tasting and silent and live auction from 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at the Hidden Cypress Ballroom. All proceeds go to Bluffton Self Help and Maranatha Farm. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Make checks out to Sun City Roadrunners and place in Gary Jones’ lower box at 24 Summerplace Drive. Include the names of those attending with the check.

 

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Duel at Dusk IV

All Sun City residents are invited to an exciting evening of all-star tennis at Duel at Dusk IV from 5–8 p.m. Thursday, September 21 at the tennis courts. This year’s event will feature the Division 1 Georgia Southern University men’s tennis team, led by coach Sander Koning. Local pros Mike O’Regan and Kristen Lane of Low Country Sports Network will also compete in opening matches. Hosted by the Sun City Tennis Association. No cost.

 

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Softball Game Fundraiser for Local Veteran

The Softball Club and Veterans Association will co-host a softball game fundraiser for a decorated wounded veteran 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. October 7 at the Sun City Softball Field. There will be five co-ed league games with the first game starting at 8:30 a.m. Hot dogs and poppies will be available for purchase. PulteGroup built a house for this veteran and his family in Bluffton, and all proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards helping the family buy furniture and appliances.

 

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