Tue - May 20
ACTIVITY MEETINGS not only determine which activities happen, but volunteers are needed to make them happen!
The following are tasks that need to be done by volunteers. Keep in mind each event is unique and we may need other tasks completed.
Before the Event
Setting up the room – tables & chairs
Decorations for the room, stage, or anywhere in the Yacht Club
Cleaning and sanitizing tables
Collecting tickets, payment or signing in at the door
Helping residents find seats
During the event
Being available for any questions or concerns from residents or entertainment
After the event
Removing all trash from tables – cups, bottles, wrappers, etc.
Washing and sanitizing tables
Stacking and Moving chairs back
Check the building – make sure everything is in place
Payment for entertainment
Lock all doors
If there is food involved
We need residents, especially those with, FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATIONS. This task is a lot more involved and there are times when it takes many days to get prepared for an event. Volunteers are needed for anything from cooking the main dinner, filling pitchers with ice and water to just washing dishes or cleaning off tables. Legally, no one is allowed in the kitchen without a food handlers card. For anyone without a F.H.CARD to collect dirty silverware or to refill their water pitcher or to get some ice, is a NO-NO. It all depends on what we are planning as to how many people we need to help. Without volunteers, the show can’t go on.
There have been times when I needed help with sorting, cutting papers, laminating, different things to get things done quicker. Making things for certain events, example: bookmarkers for our Veterans.
There have been times when things that we needed done could be done at home. Example: Trash bags being sorted by size and rolled up nice in separate containers. When we need them for an events, they are ready to go on to the tables.
Monthly flyers need to be posted in 6 different areas of Ventana. When things change, flyers need to be changed also.
At the meetings we discuss what events we could have in the future and what people would be interested in having here in Ventana. We definitely want your opinions, suggestions. Please feel free to bring up whatever ideas you may have.
Mon - May 11
Lakes 1st **Bike Night**
Fri - May 8
Lunch Time Special – Wednesday the 13th in the Yacht Club at 12:30. A variety of lunches to be served for $6.00 while they last. Sign up in the office soon!
Tru-Memories – Dance/Food and a great band to entertain you. Oldies but goodies, doowop and much more. Saturday the 16th at the Yacht Club from 7pm to 10pm. Pizza, salad and dessert tickets are $6.00 and the Dance tickets are $7.00. Hurry as the deadline to buy tickets is Monday the 11th!
Time Changes for the following activities:
Tue - May 5
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please let me know.
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Recently, we conducted a survey asking owners here various questions about Activities. We didn’t get a very large response, but the responses we did get indicated support for continued Community activities.
The issue we’ve had and continue to have is that there’s no real indication of what will actually increase participation. The Casino trips do very well, but the participation in other types of functions, whether shows or activities is spotty, at best.
In efforts to develop functions you will enjoy, I would like to gauge your interest on the items to follow. I’d like to ask everyone reading this email to please respond if any of these items appeal to you or if you would be interested in participating or developing any of these ideas.
Wii game – Bowling league
All of the Wii games involve, obviously, the use of our Wii gaming console. For those of you unfamiliar with this gaming system, it’s an interactive game whereby your physical actions direct the actions on the gaming system. Those of you familiar can attest to how fun this can be and, depending on the game, it can be quite the workout. Those more limited in mobility can still enjoy the games as they can be played seated or standing.
Game Night – Trivia Contest (teams and individuals)
Classic Car/ Motorcycle Show –
State Parties –
Ethnic Parties –
Pot Lucks –
Lip Sync/ Variety Shows –
Hosted Trivia/Game Events –
Please respond to this email with your opinions on the above. Please attend the Activities meetings to provide your opinions on these and various other types of events. We’ve had many suggestions, but we need your feedback and help to get them off the ground.
Would you like more events in the day time? Would it interest you to see a band at 3PM? What about weekly lunches at the Yacht Club? Or a Ladies Tea? What about a Senior Prom? Please help us bring to you the type and scope of event that interests you.
Tue - Apr 28
Just a little reminder of what’s happening and the events that you need to sign up for:
SIGN UP IS SUGGESTED FOR COUNT OF SNACKS AND BEVERAGES
APRIL 29 - WEDNESDAY- 7:00 - Y.C. - FREE FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE W/ BUD HESTERMAN
Bob Hoover, who is now age 93, is considered by many to be the world's greatest living pilot. One of his many adventures includes stealing a German airplane (FW 190) and flying it out of Germany as part of his escape from a German prisoner of war camp in World War II. Throughout his lifetime he has thrilled millions of people at his incredible air shows and wonderful story telling sessions.
Several months ago, a documentary called Flying the Feathered Edge was made of Bob Hoover's amazing life story. Ventana Lakes resident and former Air Force fighter pilot, Bud Hesterman, has a copy of the DVD, and would like to share it with anyone in the Ventana Lakes area at the Yacht Club on Wed. April 29 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. After viewing the film, Bud will tell his story about a very cold and wet survival experience he had after ejecting out of an F-105 and taking a swim in the Sea of Japan a little over 51 years ago.
Please come and see this wonderful film and hear Bud's story, and bring a friend.
MAY 1 FRIDAY & MAY 2 SATURDAY FROM 8 – 1
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
MAPS WILL BE GIVEN OUT WITH YOUR ADDRESS HIGHLIGHTED.
MAY 8th - FRIDAY- 12:00 - 1:00 - Y.C. EDUCATIONAL LECTURE SERIES
The Latest Research Using Stem Cells from Fat for Degenerative Disorders
Refreshments, SUBWAY Catering, & Presentation provided by
If you wish to attend, please call the office 623-566-6001 to sign up. We would like to have a correct count for the refreshments.
May 17, Sunday - $20.00 CASINO, SHOW & LUNCH BUS TRIP
Working Class Hero A Tribute to John Lennon
Working Class Hero - has been developed as a tribute to the music and spirit of John Lennon. The bus leaves at 11:00am at the Yacht Club and we are off to the Wild Horse Pass Casino. You will receive a lunch (12:30) of your choice (2 restaurants to choose from), a show ticket, a bus ride and your gratuities. The bus will leave the casino at 6:00. Sign up now at the office
POSSIBLE DINNER & SHOW BUS TRIP FOR THANKSGIVING
Would you be interested in going out for a turkey dinner show on Thanksgiving Day? It would be a Variety show. The name of the establishment is called ‘BARLEENS’. It is very well known , you can look it up on the web. I would have to book it in the next couple of weeks, So I would like to get some feedback. If this sounds like something you would like, please ask you friends, family and neighbors if they would be interested. To keep the cost down, we would have to FILL the bus. Please call me, leave a note or drop by to let me know.======================================================================================
Wed - Apr 15
The attendance at the Activity Meeting wasn’t very good. This meeting is to try and put the events together. We discuss everything that is involved in making our event successful. We try to fill the calendar with volunteers for the following month, from hanging flyers, setting up tables, sanitizing them, decorating them, tickets takers, helping people to their tables, kitchen helpers all around, selling raffle tickets to tables, and of course cleaning up.
We have been trying to give at least one lesson in the kitchen. We also talk about suggestions on meals, entertainment, and events.
This is getting harder to accomplish with so few attendees. I have tried different times and days for the meetings. So I need your input – What day would be best for you and what time of the day? Call me, send an e-mail or drop off your suggestions at the office. Majority rules – whatever you want is what we will do.
Our next meeting – MAY 11th at 8:30 in the Yacht Club and we can discuss when you want the next meetings to be.
Our community YARD SALE will be held on MAY 1, Friday and MAY 2, Saturday from 8 – 1. It will be advertised by way of newspapers, flyers, bulk mail and on the internet. There will be a map made with all of the participating homes highlighted. If you wish to be included, sign up at the office and the cost is $1.00.
We need help on MEMORIAL DAY. Please call for more details. We can’t have an inside program without volunteers. It is only 6 weeks away. We will be having a meeting on Monday morning at 9:30 – Y.C.
The sound committee is still looking for volunteers. Please call Bill Jones or Cyril Colbert. They desperately need your help.
The MOTOWN dinner dance has been rescheduled.
April 29 – Wednesday – Don’t forget to sign up for our event led by Bud Hesterman - FREE FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE see page 18 of Ventana Views. You don’t want to miss this one – so interesting