Manager’s Report – February 2015

Busy and fun time of year here in SunBird!

SunBird has activities going on every day and night at the Clubhouse. It’s awesome to see all of the residents enjoying the Clubhouse and many facilities it offers and having fun. With all the activities and use comes a great deal of organization, set-ups and take downs, maintenance and cleaning. SunBird has arguably the most activities in the area and the best facilities.

This time of year we have an independent auditor recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board of Directors conduct an audit of the 2014 financials and operations. The auditor reviews cash handling procedures and bank deposits, bank statements, financial reports, conducts a series of random inspections on various financial transactions through the year for accuracy and validity. Insurance, Board meeting minutes and various other records are also requested and reviewed. The auditor will make the final report to the SunBird membership at the annual meeting.

The Horizon Room Food and Beverage sales continue to increase with many compliments on the good food, great service and new fun events. Trivia Night has been a huge success with over 140 in attendance the first night. Other new events are in the planning stages for more activity in the Horizon Room. A new updated food menu has been developed. Come check out the new food and fun!

The proposed pool reconfiguration plans have been submitted to Maricopa County and City of Chandler Building Departments. Once the new pool plans are permitted, work is scheduled to begin May 1 and anticipated to be complete by August 31. The new Clubhouse swimming pool will be more than double in size to accommodate multiple activities at the same time. The Jacuzzi will also be enlarged and covered by a Ramada with a tile roof. A restroom will be constructed outside and additional exterior showers will be added. The concrete pool laced decking will be replaced with artistic pavers that are cooler during the hot temperatures, less maintenance and have a classy look.

SunBird is a great place because of the friendly people who live and visit here. It is also a great place because of the many employees who work hard and care for the success of SunBird.