Ventana Lakes
Property Owners' Association

www.vlpoa.org

Activities

   

LOCATION KEY:
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

Wed - Apr 15
Hello everyone:

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 

 

Wed - Apr 8
Just a few updates for you.

On Friday, April 10th  -  Dave and Linda are giving LINE DANCE LESSONS in the Yacht Club for $4.00 at 6:00pm

On Saturday the 11th  -  Bruce Burnside will be having an AARP DRIVING CLASS  at the Lakeside at 9:00 am. You can register by calling the office 623-566-6001.

On Monday the 13th  -   Our ACTIVITY MEETING  will be held at the Yacht Club at 8:30am.  Anyone that would like  to volunteer for anything to do with activities should attend this meeting.

On Friday the 17th  -  TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER will be in the Yacht Club starting at 6:30pm.  Get your $3.00 tickets at the office. Includes snack and beverage.

On Sunday the 19th  -  CASINO, SHOW & LUNCH BUS TRIP - THE BOB SEGER EXPERIENCE  

The bus leaves at 11:30am at the Yacht Club and we are off to the Wild Horse Pass Casino. You will receive a  lunch (1:00) of your choice (2 restaurants to choose from), a show ticket,  a  bus ride and your gratuities. The bus will leave the casino at 6:30.  Cost is $20.00.    Sign up now at the office    

Some of BOB SEGER’S GREATEST HITS:  (bobsegergreatesthits.com)

NIGHT MOVES – TURN THE PAGE – AGAINST THE WIND – OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL -                                            RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN MAN – KATMANDU – HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS' – LIKE A ROCK – BEAUTIFUL LOSER -    STILL THE SAME  -  WE’VE GOT TONIGHT  -  FIRE DOWN BELOW

Deadline is next week April 14th, Tuesday.

All of our concert bus trips must have at least 25 passengers signed up.

If you have any questions please call Gail at the Management Office.

 

Mon - Mar 30
CORRECTION – CASINO BUS TRIP PICKS UP AT THE YACHT CLUB AT 11:30AM – NOT 11:00AM – SORRY!

GARDEN PARTY  APRIL 2, 2015

We will meet this Thursday, April 2 at noon in the Yacht Club parking lot.  The plan is to carpool as most homes have limited parking space.  We may ask one of you to help us with that!  Hopefully it won't be too hot!
Please see the attached for more info.  Jan Borden

 

Each home will have light refreshments.  No fee is asked.  It is a sharing of ideas.  We will be car pooling because of parking  and direction problems!  Have fun!

Container Garden -  Joanne Naegel   -10517 W Yukon Dr
  This garden has everything even though it is on a deck in the shade, but right
  on the water.   If you have limited space there is no reason not to satisfy your
  love of plants and this garden will show you how it is done.

Backyard Citrus Grove - Donah  and Bruce Drewett- 20826 N 110th Ave
  When they moved into their home a year ago they had 14 failing citrus trees
  and they focused on saving the orange, tangerine, and lemon trees.  They only
  lost one and are now looking to fill in the blanks and looking for ideas!

His and Hers Garden- Mike and Jan Borden-11025 W. Yukon Dr
When they bought their home 3.5 years ago the backyard contained 3 trees
   and some cactus.  Mike wanted a cactus yard and Jan wanted flowers so
  they split the yard in half!  Mike’s half contains his ever growing collection of
  blooming cactus and succulents.  Jan’s half has roses and drought tolerant
  perennials.

Garden Medley - Bev and Paul Rice-11032  W. Wikeup La.
When they purchased their home 2 years ago there were some palms
  and citrus trees planted and a nice established cactus garden.  They  have
  added more trees, a navel orange and a pink lady apple tree.   Many more
  cactus were put in as well as a raised bed completed for vegetables and a new
  larger flower bed is in the works.  Container gardening as well as planted areas.

 

April 19 - Sunday - Bus picks up at 11am at the Yacht Club and we are off to the casino.  You will receive a Lunch at your choice of 2 restaurants, a show ticket, a bus ride to Wild Horse Pass Casino and your gratuities.  The bus will leave the casion at 6:30pm.  Cost is $20.

The Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger is an exciting live show that pays worthy homage  to the spell Seger has cast, reproducing his passion and driving musical force to delighted audiences across the country. Singer/guitarist Sam Morrison, the heart and soul of the band, shares the American everyman “voice you can trust” Seger has exemplified for decades.  And after more than ten years of performing  together, the band is tighter than ever and plays with the ardency and excitement of the real deal at every performance

 

Fri - Mar20
 

1.             Tomorrow is Saturday  and we have one of the best shows going.                     

 MARCH 21 - SATURDAY - 7:00 - $10.00 MENTALIST, MARK STONE, COMEDY,MINDREADING AND ESP SHOW

Don’t have a ticket? No problem! For this show, we will be selling tickets at the door.

 2.  Attention Ventana Lakes Residents

      Want to attend a class on SCAMS so you don’t get scammed?

      Want to know how you should talk to a 911 Operator to help catch the bad guys or quickly get emergency services?

Attend this meeting – it’s FREE.

March 26 (Thursday)  -  6pm   -   Yacht Club

Scams that can happen to YOU

The Peoria Police Department will be presenting a class exclusively for Ventana Lakes residents on what you need to know so you don’t get scammed.  Mr. Mike Self from Peoria PD will be presenting a class on the most recent scams going around.  It is amazing the lengths that criminals will go to trying to get your money.  Yes - It can happen to you.  Your best defense is to be knowledgeable about these scams so you don’t end up losing your money.  And we do have some residents who have given scammers their money.  Being prepared is the only way to protect yourself from these scammers.

 9-1-1 Dispatcher to talk to Residents

A 911 Dispatcher will be at the meeting to talk to residents on how to talk to a 911 Dispatcher / Operator in case of emergency or to report crime.  Many times when you need to call 911 you are usually distressed and shaken and your mind sometimes can’t get the words out right so what do you do.  Be prepared by learning a little about how to talk to a 911 Operator before you have to make that call.  You will learn why the 911 Dispatcher asks the questions they do and what information is important so the needed Police, Fire, and Medical services can respond quickly and be prepared to manage the situation before they arrive.

Attend this meeting presented by the Peoria Police Department for Ventana Lakes residents.

When – Thursday March 26

Time – 6:00pm

Place – Yacht Club

Refreshments will be served.  Because we are providing refreshments we ask that you call the Management Office at 566-6001 and let them know you are coming so the correct number of refreshments can be purchased.  But if you forget to call, come to the meeting anyway.

If you know someone around you or a friend who does not receive Ventana Lakes email please let them know about this meeting on March 26 and invite them to attend.  It is appreciated.

From you Neighborhood Block Watch Captains and Co-Captains

3.  Karaoke  -  Next Friday night, March 27, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Yacht Club for only $2.00   BYOB and snacks.  They have some great singers and you can dance if you want to.  Lots of fun!

4.   MARCH 28 - SATURDAY - 7:00 - 10:00 -         

 UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN , SNOWBIRDS --- OUR  TOM AND JERRY DANCE BAND & DINNER                  

Cost of dance $6.00.  This Versatile duo is made up of two  accomplished musicians who after years of  performing in Arizona in some of the premier bands and clubs have in a short time won over a wide audience, and have been penned Surprise, AZ’s favorite party duo. With Tom on lead and acoustic guitar, Jerry on drums and percussion, this dynamic duo who share lead and harmony vocals, perform the best in classic rock, country, blues, pop and any other musical genre the audience shouts

  TOM & JERRY  DINNER  We will be making a pork dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad, beverage and dessert.  The cost for dinner is $6.00. You must buy your ticket at the office.  NO DINNERS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DANCE.  You must purchase tickets to the dance if you wish to have dinner;  if you don’t wish to have dinner that’s fine too.  The last day to purchase dinner tickets is Thursday, March 26th.  We need a true head count by then, no later.

 5.   MARCH 29 - SUNDAY - 11:00  CASINO, SHOW & LUNCH BUS TRIP  --  THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN --    We are now working on a larger bus.           

6.  Due to low sign-ups, the LAUGHLIN BUS TRIP  APRIL 8, 9, & 10  was cancelled.                      

We are still looking for volunteers for the TOM & JERRY DINNER AND DANCE.  If interested please call the office.