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    San Ysidro, Golf Course!

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    Encanto, Golf Course!

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    Figueroa, Golf Course!

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  • 4 | CB Times | The Official Community Magazine of Corte Bella

    CB Times Magazine is the official community magazine of Corte Bella, brought to you by the Corte Bella Country Club Association, Inc. and published by Lion Tree Communications.

    Editor | Janice AikenContributing Writers | Jeff Ablin | Janice Aiken | Michael Arrington Bill Blake | Steve Downing | John Eakins | Vicki Faaborg | Sam Himes Larry Leighton | Joel Piaskowski | Bob RosenbergMarty Scheinholtz | Regina Shanney-Saborsky | Jeff Stuart Jerry Tinsley | Muriel Valle | Jim Williams | Linda WrightPhotography | Mike Biggs

    For advertising opportunities, please contact Barb Spitzock at 480.266.5034, or email: Barb@LionTreeCommunications.com.

    6 Numbers to Know

    7 From the Managers Desk

    7 A Reminder from Your ARC

    8 Call for Volunteers: Make a Difference for Corte Bella!

    9 Neighborhood Awareness & Safety Committee Report

    10 Financial Summary

    12 Update from Government Affairs Committee

    14 Corte Bella Events

    16 Emergency Phone Numbers

    17 November 2014 Calendar

    18 Honoring Our Veterans

    21 How to be of Service to a Service Member

    21 Walking Point

    22 In the Loop: Tips for Touring Musical Instrument Museum

    24 Arizona: More than Winter Warmth

    26 San Ramon Stringers - 2014

    27 The Ladies of SOuL Bring Smiles & Warm Clothes

    27 Hello Again Corte Bella

    27 Salvation Army Angel Tree Charitable Event

    28 Corte Bella Golf Club

    28 Corte Bella Pickleball Club

    29 Corte Bella Hiking Interest Group

    30 Love on Center Court

    32 Wonderful Wines at Anacapa

    34 Clubs & Interest Groups

    Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Trademarks, logos and content provided by advertisers, sponsors and partners are owned by the respective companies and all rights are reserved by them. The views, statements, and claims of advertisers or other CB Times contributors do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, Corte Bella Country Club Association, Inc. or its employees. Printed in the USA. 2014 CB Times Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.

    SOCIAL

    ASSOCIATION

    COMMUNITY INFORMATIONWhats InsideNovember 2014

    CULINARY

    COMMUNITY

    HEALTH & FITNESS

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    On the Cover:

    Photographer Mike Biggs captured some of the members of our own veterans interest group Corte Bella Vets for our cover photo this month.

    A special article honoring all who have served is included in this issue.

    Thank you all for your commitment and service.

  • November 2014 | CB Times | 5

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    Board of DirectorsJim WilliamsPresidentTechnology CommitteeLiaison, SCP Task Forcecortebellajim@cox.net

    Larry LeightonVice PresidentBuildings & Grounds CommitteeLiaison, Golf Club Liaison,Corporate Records Focal,SCP Task Forceldleighton@yahoo.com

    Walt KearnsTreasurerSCP Task ForceFinance Committee Liaisonwalt@wekearns.com

    Regina Shanney-SaborskySecretaryChair & Liaison ArchitecturalReview Committee, GovernmentAffairs Committee Liaisonrsaborsky@cox.net

    Dan LuparelloDirectorAnacapa Restaurant LiaisonARC Liaison AssistantLoopy6160@yahoo.com

    Bill BlakeDirectorNeighborhood Awareness andSafety Committee LiaisonWillieB38@cox.net

    Mike McVeighDirectorAssistant TreasurerSCP Task ForceMmcveigh3@cox.net

    Board of Directors Corte Bella AdministrationCommunity ResourcesGuard House, 623-544-3906Fax: 623-544-3911Email: securitas@cortebellacca.comGate Hours: 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. DailyRoving Patrol: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. to Noon, and 10:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.Saturday Sunday, 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., and 10:00 P.M. to MidnightPatrol Cell: 623-256-2907Guards are present from 5:00am- 8:00pm, Homeowners can call the Mobile phone between 8:00pm & 11:30pm Mon -Fri and until midnight Sat & Sun- Guards will return immediately to the gate house for admittance.

    Anacapa Restaurant, 623-455-9045Hours: Lunch: 11 A.M. - 3 P.M. Tuesday SaturdayDinner: 4:30 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday SaturdaySunday Buffet: 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.Closed Mondays

    Fitness Center, 623-217-2018Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 A.M.-9:00 P.M.Sat & Sun, 6 A.M.-9:00 P.M.Childrens Pool Hours10 A.M.-1 P.M. & 5-7 P.M.Day Spa, 623-217-20188 A.M. to 7 P.M., By Appointment

    Corte Bella Golf Club, 623-556-8951Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.jstuart@cortebellagolfclub.com

    Corte Bella WebsiteCommunity Website: www.cortebella.netResidents & Visitor Registration:www.cortebella.org

    CB Events Group VolunteersCBEventsGroup@cortebellacca.com

    24-HOUR EMERGENCY(480) 551-4300

    Community Resources Corte Bella AdministrationAssociation Office22155 North Mission DriveSun City West, AZ 85375Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 A.M.-4 P.M.623-328-5068

    Michael Arrington HOA General Manager, 623-328-5068Michael.Arrington@fsresidential.com

    Jodell DodgeSpa & Fitness Manager, Ext. 225JDodge@cortebellacca.com

    Fred Hernandez Food & Beverage Mgr. Ext. 233fhernandez@cortebellacca.com

    Dan Haywood Anacapa Executive Chef, Ext. 232dhaywood@cortebellacca.com

    Heather Chavez Administrative Supervisor, Ext. 222

    Stella Stellings Administrative Assistant, Ext. 221

    Stoney AmerineFacilities Manager, Ext. 223SAmerine@cortebellacca.com

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    COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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  • Corte Bella AdministrationAssociation Office22155 North Mission DriveSun City West, AZ 85375Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 A.M.-4 P.M.623-328-5068

    Michael Arrington HOA General Manager, 623-328-5068Michael.Arrington@fsresidential.com

    Jodell DodgeSpa & Fitness Manager, Ext. 225JDodge@cortebellacca.com

    Fred Hernandez Food & Beverage Mgr. Ext. 233fhernandez@cortebellacca.com

    Dan Haywood Anacapa Executive Chef, Ext. 232dhaywood@cortebellacca.com

    Heather Chavez Administrative Supervisor, Ext. 222

    Stella Stellings Administrative Assistant, Ext. 221

    Stoney AmerineFacilities Manager, Ext. 223SAmerine@cortebellacca.com

    From the Managers Desk As the end of 2014 draws nearer, we find

    ourselves in that time of year when it becomes obviously apparent why we choose to live here. Yes, we endure those sweltering summer temperatures like champions so that right now, we live in one

    of the best places in the country and probably the world. Everyone has heard

    the Arizona saying this is why we live here. How true that is right now.

    Look; the seasonal residents are returning home bringing Corte Bella back to full strength again. The grass is green, the temperatures are as good as it gets and outdoor activity just got a whole lot better. Meanwhile, the holidays are upon us once again and a new year is closing in. Whoever said time flies knew what they were talking about.

    I told someone just the other day that I love the holiday season because it brings out the best in everyone. Humanity seems to run at a higher level. Here in Corte Bella, I imagine its like an amazing force that has been unleashed. Although I have not experienced a holiday season in Corte Bella yet, I have spent enough time getting to know the residents that I am certain I am about to see something amazing happen. I imagine the community coming together, people putting their differences aside, sharing, charitable acts, partying, laughing, loving and just flat out enjoying friends and neighbors.

    It is my hope that every Corte Bella resident makes a commitment to close out this year in your life on a positive note with an intentional effort to finish the year strong. It has been my great pleasure to serve the community throughout this year and I look forward to seeing you all around the community often. I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the luxury of camaraderie and good friends as much as you can. Enjoy time with family. That is what life is all about. Make use of your wonderful facilities and attend some or all of the great community events that are planned. Join an interest group or a club. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant with friends and loved ones. Become a Volunteer. Fill your heart with joy and embrace the communal lifestyle that is Corte Bella. That is more than likely why you decided to reside here. Best wishes to all of you and your families for a wonderful and happy holiday season.

    Mike Arrington, Corte Bella Country Club Association, Inc. General Manager

    Just some gentle reminders vendors are business people. They are not residents of Corte Bella. More often than not, vendors have never seen a copy of the Design Guidelines. So when a vendor claims that he has sold many of the same item to residents in Corte Bella (which happens to be a prohibited above ground spa) or planted many of the same type of plants (which are not on the approved list), please check with Heather at the HOA before you purchase the item. If a plant, spa, yard art or anything else is not permitted by the Guidelines, it will be cited as a violation and subject to removal.

    Also, if you are contemplating a pool or spa or a complete remodel of your exterior, please ask Heather for an appointment with the committee to review your plans. All too often the plans

    are incomplete which delays the approval process and increases everyones frustration. Large projects are not reviewed on an expedited basis so please dont ask Heather for a quick review. She is under ARCs instructions to say NO.

    If you missed the October presentation and would like to have the opportunity to attend an ARC seminar (with mini-bite sweets and all), please let us know either by telling Heather or send me a quick email at rsaborsky@cox.net. We plan to offer the presentation again in February. If there is a section that particularly concerns or interests you, let us know so the committee can address it.

    As always, thank you for your patience and compliance with the Guidelines.

    A Reminder from Your ARCRegina Shanney-Saborsky

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    ASSOCIATION

  • Several Committees either have an opening or will have openings for new members over the

    next few months. So the Help Wanted sign is out. Committees need replacements, preferably full time residents willing to help the community.

    The Finance Committee (FC) is forecasting three replacements needed by December and one

    by March-April next year. Two members of the Neighborhood Awareness and Safety Committee (NASC) will soon leave, but have agreed to stay on until new members are found. The Technology Committee (TC) and the Building and Grounds Committee (B&GC) each have a current opening. The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) can also use a few volunteers to do final inspections and work with the ARC.

    The FC is responsible to advise the Board on all financial matters affecting the HOA including monthly Financial Statements, the

    Annual Budget, the Annual Reserve Study update, Annual Audit, and use of investment vehicles. Those interested in serving on this Committee should have experience with business, accounting, finance or investments.

    The B&GC supports diverse projects ranging from street maintenance, bocce ball court refurbishment, lanai and social hall storage expansion projects, to developing a project definition and bid evaluation process, and working the Asset Management System project. The B&GC is seeking candidates preferably with engineering or construction project management experience.

    The Technology Committee is busy with several projects like the Social Hall Audio-Visual system upgrade, defining Corte Bellas technology inventory, and providing technology oversight on HOA projects including the Asset Management System. TC candidates should have Information Technology, Systems Engineering or related hardware/software experience.

    The NASC is involved with security and safety matters and operations for Corte Bella be it traffic concerns, post orders and contract content for the HOA Security firm. The NASC helps with the Visitor Management and Control System, and coordinating safety and security concerns with the GM and Maricopa County Sheriff Office. Candidates with law enforcement, security and safety, traffic systems and related experience are desired.

    The Board and GM place a high premium on volunteers; we have some of the best here in Corte Bella. If you are interested in preserving, maintaining and enhancing our community, please apply for the Committee of your choice.

    The NASC meets quarterly; all other Committees generally meet monthly. For more details on each Committee, view the Committee Charters available online, or get a copy from the HOA office. A Committee interest form is also available online or at the HOA office. Committee charters and/or the interest form will be sent by email on request.

    To apply for a Committee, please contact the HOA office or the General Manager (GM), Mike Arrington. Phone 623-328-5068 or email communication@cortebellacca.com, or the GM directly at Michael.Arrington@FSResidential.com

    Call for Volunteers: Make a Difference for Corte Bella!

    Jim Williams, President, Board of Directors

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    ASSOCIATION

  • Neighborhood Awareness & Safety Committee Report TRANSPONDERS and GATE ENTRYIt is the responsibility of every homeowner to maintain personal

    control of all gate transponders. Please do not loan them to others for gate

    entry. There is a liability factor involved if this happens. For security purposes, all vendors and visitors must enter through the fr...