Ventana Lakes
Property Owners' Association



BC=Bocce Court, BR=Billiards Room, ED-A=Edgewater Ceramics, ED-B=Edgewater Quilting,
CP=Coves Pool,  ER=Exercise Room, LKS=Lakeside, HP=Horseshoe Pit,
MO=Management Office, NP=North Park Pool, HB=Handball Court, LDS=Landings,
SC=Shuffleboard Court, TC=Tennis Court, YC=Yacht Club

Sunday - Jan 25
Hello everyone,

I’m trying to update my list of volunteers who help set-up the tables and chairs for our events.  This is the current list that I have.  Would you please respond back if you would like me to add your name to the list or have your name removed.  Also some of the information that I have is outdated so please send me your current e-mail address and phone #. This will really help me for the planning of our events in the 2015.

Thank you,

Group Name:        EVENT SET - UP VOLUNTEERS



Thank you
Gale O’Leary


Mon Jan 19
Hello everyone,  

I just wanted to send you a few reminders  -   if you have any questions, please call.  623-566-6001


Did you forget about our BOBBY BROOKS WILSON SHOW?   It’s coming up quickly,  February 7th.  Ticket sales are really slow.  Bobby  preforms all over the world, we are lucky to have him here.  If you liked JACKIE WILSON, back in the day,  then you will love his son.  Look him up on line.  Please pass the word to your friends that don’t have a computer.  They will thank you for the info.


JANUARY 23, FRIDAY  - Line Dance Party w/Kort  from 6:30 — 9:30,  cost is $7.00 at the door. Join Kort on the dance floor for a  wonderful evening of fun and easy line dances everyone can enjoy!  Kort will do a walk-through of each dance, call the steps and dance along with us! ! 


JANUARY 28, WEDNESDAY @ Y.C.     RIGHT PATH HEALTH SCREENINGS  Is Your  Health at Risk?  Find Out!


The screenings available are:     CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENINGS  -  Heart Ultrasound, Arial Fibrillation

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease) Carotid Arteries – Ultrasound, Thyroid Ultrasound.

ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND SCREENINGS Abdominal Aorta, Gallbladder, Kidneys, Pancreas, Spleen   & Liver.       All 11 screenings - $200 - BP, Pulse, and blood oxygen saturation  level FREE w/ all screenings

(Comparable screenings in a medical  setting would cost $2-3,000 or more)  Appointments are required.

Call: 602-254-7130   Don’t miss out. Space is limited!


JANUARY 30 - FRIDAY 6:30 -  Y.C. KARAOKE   PAY $2.00  at the door.  Snack bar will be closed.  BYOB and snacks.  We provide ice and water  


JANUARY 31 - SATURDAY -  7- 10THE BREEZE DANCE BAND w/ Joey & Gloria . Dance to  the 50’s - 60’s -70’s -80’s.   Disco - Country - Motown - Ballroom.  Get your dance tickets for $6.00 now at the office. We also will be selling Burger Baskets for $5.00.  (burger - chips - drink - cookie) You must get your meal ticket at the office so that we have a head count.  We will also be having a 50/50 raffle.   Doors will open at 6:15 for those who are having dinner.




NASHVILLE GOLD SHOW – LUNCH & WILD HORSE PASS CASINO                                                                                                                                                         TICKETS ON SALE,  FRIDAY,  JANUARY 23.    The audience will be stompin’ their boots and singing along as TAD MANAGEMENT presents their most recent production, NASHVILLE GOLD, featuring the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included, from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes.

You’ll hear all the hits and feel like you’ve got a front row seat at the Opry House or in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The one thing they had in common was to create  unforgettable county music and you’ll hear it all in NASHVILLE GOLD. From the earliest days of what was referred to as ‘Hillbilly Music” thru the Grand Ole Opry, Singing Cowboys, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, The Nashville Sound, Outlaw Country, and Urban Cowboy, right up to today’s New Country, no era of good ol’ American music is left behind in NASHVILLE GOLD.

 March  08, Sunday -  Bus picks up at 11:00 am  at the yacht club and we are off to the casino. You will receive a FREE LUNCH at your choice of 2 restaurant's, a FREE SHOW TICKET, a FREE BUS RIDE to WILD HORSE PASS CASINO and your gratuities.  The bus will leave the casino at  6:30.   Cost is $20.00.     Sign  up Wednesday!


Mon - Jan 12

Due to lack of participation, this Saturdays event “TIME IN A BOTTLE”  has been cancelled. If you are owed a refund, you will be contacted when they are ready. We appreciate all of you who attempted to support this event; we had a last minute run of sales which nearly doubled the original count. We regret this decision, which was made by the entertainer.


Today, Monday, January 12, 2015 is the last day to sign up for the  S.A.L.T. meeting.  NO WALK-INS.   Seniors and Law Enforcement working together.  Call Darryl Rivers at 623-773-7093, seating is limited.    {page 15 in the newsletter}


JANUARY 15  -  THURSDAY  - YC  - 7:00       MEET THE CANDIDATE SESSION              

Hosted by the Elections Committee, this is the first of three sessions where you can meet the people who have volunteered to run for  the 2015 Board of Directors


Piano Man - Tribute to the music of Billy Joel and Elton John

Sunday, February 15, 2015       Billy Joel and Elton John come to life in this multimedia tribute starring the voice and piano of British entertainer Terry Davies. Backed by his extraordinary 9 piece band, you’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying as you experience the sights, sounds and amazing music created by Billy and Elton, two of the most successful artists in the history of rock and roll. Their incredible catalogue of classic hits include PIANO MAN, NEW YORK STATE OF MIND, ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, MY LIFE, YOUR SONG, DANIEL, ROCKET MAN, CANDLE IN THE WIND and many more.   $20.00 includes bus ride, lunch, show and gratuities.   Choice of 2 restaurants, limited #  for each. The bus picks up at 11:00 at the yacht club and we will leave the casino at 6:30.  Tickets on sale TUESDAY, tomorrow, January 12th.   The concert bus trips are selling out quickly, so don’t hesitate. 


Don’t forget about your dance tickets for Saturday, January 31st.  Only $6.00 to party with “THE BREEZE” and we will be selling  BURGER BASKETS for dinner at $5.00. ( burger, beverage, chips, cookie)


Just a reminder – We have the  “BOBBY BROOKS SHOW” coming on Feb. 7th. Do you remember JACKIE WILSON from the 50’s?  Bobby is his son, he is awesome. You can Google him and take a look for yourself.  Please get your tickets now, I would hate to have them cancel this show. 


Tues - Jan 6, 2015
Ventana Lakes Garden Club meets this Thursday, Jan. 8, in Edgewater A at 1 pm.  Master Gardener Kris Coates will help us with Understanding Seasonal Landscaping.  A small donation is suggested to reimburse her time.  Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to garden in the desert.  If you have questions, call Jan Borden.


Fri - Jan 2, 2015

Hello everyone – Happy New Year!!!

If you attended our NEW YEAR’S EVE party, your table received a platter of scrumptious assorted desserts.  Our resident and kitchen manager, Joan Weber, baked and designed every one of them.  Thank you Joan for the countless hours that you spent preparing for our annual celebration.  Your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. BRAVO!

I also want to thank Jan and Mike Borden.  The pictures on the inside back cover of the newsletter were taken by them and also on  N.Y.E. they took many wonderful snapshots of our residents enjoying the evening.  These photos will be posted on the web as well as a few in the next newsletter. WELL DONE! ~ Thank you for volunteering and taking time out of your evening for our residents.

Reminders –

JANUARY 4 - SUNDAY -   3:00p.m.  BILLIARDS ROOM  -   Yacht Club - FREE Professional Trick Shot Billiard Exhibition BY:  STEVE LILLIS - One show only and free door prizes -Appeared on ESPN and other TV networks worldwide with overseas travel to 15 foreign countries - President and Founder of international  ministry organization called Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. - Chaplain of the U.S. Men's Professional Pocket Billiard Tour - Please,  Call or sign-up at the office if you will be attending.

“IN MEMORY OF ELLA”  - Donations will be accepted - Commemorating Steve’s granddaughter  -  Elizabeth Fuehring - Elizabeth was taken from them far sooner than she should have been. At just 2 1/2 years old Ella was enjoying a day out at the farm when tragedy struck and she was hit by a shuttle bus along with her mother and a few friends. She passed instantly & her mother Sarah Fuehring was rushed into surgery with a broken femur. - Google - Elizabeth Fuehring for more info.


JANUARY 6th, Tuesday, 1:00 @ YACHT CLUB   -         ACTIVITY  MEETING

Anyone who wishes to volunteer for our community is invited.

We will be discussing everything that is need for the next month concerning activities and events.

We are always in need for volunteers, ex:

Kitchen help


Clean up


Ticket taking

Setting up tables and chairs for events

Decorating them

Breaking everything down at the end of an event


Phone calls

Posting flyers

Newsletter assistance

Office work - mailings - sorting - filing

If you able to give us an hour or two or more, please join us.

Our meetings will now be on the 1st. Tuesday of every month in the Y.C. at 1:00


JANUARY 9th  1:30   Y.C.


Benevilla is now working with V.L.     Find out what Benevilla is all about.

Call the office to sign up if interested in attending. 




 There will be a $10.00 buy in at the Yacht Club and  a $3.00 sign-up charge at the office for your admission ticket.  If there are over 12 people, then  1st, 2nd, and  3rd  place prizes will be given out.  If there are  under 12 people playing, there will only be 1st and 2nd place prizes.