Manager’s Report

Welcome back to those who have been away for the summer! Come by the Clubhouse to check out all the new, awesome improvements and for a personal welcome back.

November is a month normally recognized for remembrance and Thanksgiving. We remember our many family members, friends and all those who have served in the military for our freedom and the many luxuries of life we enjoy today. Let’s take some time this month to show respect and gratitude for all those who have served and those who are currently serving now. All are invited to our Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. right here in the Ballroom of the Clubhouse. Let us never forget those who have served and sacrificed for each of us.

City of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny declared September 28 as Good Neighbor Day. He encouraged us to “take a moment to think about nice things your neighbors do for you throughout the year such as watching your house when you are away, bringing cookies during the holidays or simply sitting and chatting with neighbors.” During this month, I would encourage each of us to take the opportunity to celebrate Good Neighbor Day by doing something nice for your neighbor. We have many good people in SunBird as neighbors and have much to be thankful for.

The grand opening of the swimming pool was a great success. The entire day was filled with something from the early morning to the late evening with activities, events and food. The Royal Islanders did a great job of entertaining the crowd with music, dancing and fun. The roast pig dinner and all fixings was fabulous as prepared by the Horizon Room staff. The classic car and motorcycle show, Basha High School Jazz Band, the poolside movie and all other events were very enjoyable. We want to thank the many people who participated and made this a great day for SunBird to always remember.

Scheduled SunBird road work this year was complicated by the unusual rains that came in October. Three scheduled days of road work were postponed at the last minute due to rain and were rescheduled and completed. We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of those who were affected. Further, these notices of change were quickly disseminated by e-mail due to the short notice. If a notice was not received by e-mail, it is strongly encouraged that all SunBird members join our SunBird e-mail list by going to the SunBird website at and clicking on the mail chimp icon at the bottom of the home page. This will help keep you informed of current events and any news of urgency.

Early this year the Planning Committee recommended and the Board approved installing decorative tile outside the Ballroom walkway which has now been complete and looks terrific. An additional large blue shade covering has been installed between the barbecue area and the Clubhouse swimming pool with new accent lights around. These improvements and the many others completed this year add more class and use to the clubhouse and facilities.

Again, we have a lot to be thankful for; let’s share our gratitude to those around us by performing random acts of kindness to others. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!