Did You Know?

Sandy Crane

In 1989 Mr. E. J. Robson took possession of the SunBird Development from Roosevelt Bank after SunAd Ventures declared bankruptcy. In a meeting, Mr. Robson met with the original 21 lot owners and proposed to add the infamous clubhouse one-time payment of $2,200 for each lot sold after that time to offset his cost to purchase the clubhouse and all subsidies used to operate SunBird. Annual dues at this time were $420.

In 1990 a SunBird Homeowners Council was organized to communicate with the developer-controlled board of directors.

The tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, and parking spaces were completed in 1996. Bocce ball courts were discussed to be added in 1997 at a cost of $17,000.

SunBird HOA has Community Garage Sales twice a year. You register with the HOA office, and they put you on a map, which is given out to anyone interested in garage saling. The Garage Sales will be held on Nov. 19, 2022, and again on Feb. 18, 2023. You put the items you want to sell on your driveway or carport or wherever you can (not the street), and people from all over (not just SunBird) come by to see what treasures you are selling. It’s fun to sell but also fun to see what is being sold.

The SunBird Community has 28 card groups, 25 clubs, 20 fitness and dance classes, 11 activities, 9 classes, and 16 golf groups and leagues. The details can be found at the HOA office or the website SunBird HOA. If you are bored or cannot find anything to do at SunBird, you are working at it. Or maybe you have a special interest and would like to gather a few people together and start your own club, group, or activity.