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2018 Lake Pleasant Cruise

If you want to carpool/rideshare, we are meeting at RHJ lot #6, and LEAVING AT 9:30AM

We must be at the ship dock by 11am at the latest for those who don’t have an advance ticket.

If you want to carpool, meet before 9:30am at the RH Johnson parking lot, Section 6 where the buses pick up the people going to the casinos. 

There is a $6.00 per vehicle charge for parking at the marina.

If you carpool, be sure to get into a carpool that either wants to stay for lunch or doesn’t, based on your needs, so you aren’t stranded after the cruise.
Once the cruise is completed we’ll go directly to Dillon’s in the Marina for lunch.  Lunch is not included in the cruise ticket price.
This was a fantastic outing last year, and this year we have invited the other LGBT clubs to join us. Let’s have a great showing.

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Spring Picnic and General Meeting

Your GoodTimes Committee has been working hard at planning our spring picnic.

Mark your calendar for Saturday April 7, 2018 at Beardsley Park- Ramadas 8 and 9.
These are the best pavilions, provide nice shade, and we will be eating at picnic tables, unless you bring your own folding chair.
We will have our required General meeting just before we eat.
Cost: $10/person for members   $13/person- guest
Make out a check for your meal(s) to: LGBT Club of Sun City West
and mail to our treasurer Maria Philipp  
                                            22412 N 148th Ave Sun City West AZ 85375
The menu will be:
  • Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwich
  • Cole Slaw
  • Soft Drink
  • Cookies
We are asking folks to bring either a side salad,  fruit, or dessert.
Last name A-I  bring dessert or fruit
Last name J-R  bring some sort of side salad
Last name-S-Z bring some type of chip or chip and dip
Don’t forget, we would like each person to bring a dish, not one per couple, so there is enough for everyone/
If a few folks could commit to baked beans, that would be great. Please let me know if you are a baked bean contributor.
The schedule will be:  Arrival 11:30 or after. Hang out, schmooze
General meeting 12:30pm  WE MUST HAVE AT LEAST 20 MEMBERS PRESENT TO MAKE A QUORUM. The meeting will be as brief as possible.
Lunch Served after the General Meeting.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, and other games to keep you in the picnic spirit.
Questions?  Call Allen Hughes, Chair of the GoodTimes Committee @ 757-810-2017, or email Hughes-Wall@cox.net.
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Annual Elections and Officer Slate Meeting

The Club is holding our first quarter business meeting and voting on the election slate for 2018 club officers on January 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Your voice matters so come to the event to vote and participate in discussions about what you as a club member want out of the club.   The meeting location is Our Club Space at the Men’s Club Building.

The slate of nominees for 2018 are

President: Suzanne Arnopolin

Vice President: Janet Smith

Secretary: Bob Buerosse

Treasurer: Maria Philipp  

Membership: Judy Lawson

Good Times Chair: Allen Hughes

Safety Chair: Cindy Obrzut-Farley

At Large Members: Dave Coutts, Lloyd McArthur and Gerry Connor

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Update to Important Bylaw Vote Meeting – Nov 16

Our last step in the journey to Chartered Club status is a General Meeting of the Club to vote for approving the Club Bylaws.  

37 people attended our Bylaw Approval meeting on the 16th and the vote was unanimous to accept the bylaws as written.  All we need are final Recreation Center signatures and we will be the newest Chartered Club in Sun City West.

Congratulations, Club!


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Tri-Club Holiday Party – December 14th

Tickets are available from SCW LGBT Club Officers for $10.00 each.

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Have Thanksgiving Dinner With Family – November Meeting/Event


Your Club has rented the Quail Room in the Sun City West Foundation Bldg to host a wonderful, loving Thanksgiving Dinner amongst friends.
This will be a fully catered meal by Birt’s Bistro, which has a gourmet chef.  
The menu features turkey, whipped buttermilk potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, bread stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, rolls and butter, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
There is a vegetarian option, but you must let us know when you purchase your meal ticket if you want the VEGETARIAN OPTION.
The Date is Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Happy Thanksgiving!
Time to be finalized, but probably 2:30 or 3:00pm
Cost is $22.00 for Club members and $25.00 for guests
Maximum: 48 people.  Minimum to hold dinner: 20 people (NOTE DEADLINE DATE ABOVE)
You can mail a check, or drop it by the house (cash or check) made out to SCWLGBT
Funds will be collected by your treasurer, Allen Hughes. Address: 19006 N. 143rd St. Sun City West 85375.
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Cruise Lake Pleasant – October Monthly Meeting


Enjoy a 90-minute scenic cruise on beautiful Lake Pleasant. Narration of the lake’s history and wildlife is provided. Cruisers will learn about Lake Pleasant, The Agua Fria River, The HoHoKom Tribe, The Old Waddell Dam, The New Waddell Dam, area wildlife and recreational activities at Lake Pleasant. You may see wild burro, deer, javalina, coyote, foxes, bald eagles, or other bird species. Lake Pleasant is a man-made Lake. The reservoir is 10,000 acres and boasts 116 miles of shoreline. The Agua Fria River features extensive canyon walls and is accessible only at certain times during the year. Come experience our oasis in the desert on this cruise. Drink specials, snacks and a full bar available (cash only).

Tickets for the special Thursday cruises are $16.00 for people 60 years of age or older.   For the under-60s, the price is $22.00.  All tickets can be purchased on site at the marina.

For Carpooling:  Begin gathering at the staging area in the parking lot off either R. H. Johnson Blvd or Meeker Blvd. between the Library and the Bowling Alley (parking area #14) for sign in and arranging carpools. Be there at 10:45 as we will be leaving at 11:00 SHARP!

If you are driving on your own:

Lake Pleasant Cruises is located at Pleasant Harbor Marina in Peoria, Arizona. Please note we are NOT located at Scorpion Bay Marina. We are at the marina at the southeast corner of Lake Pleasant, located off Carefree Highway (74). Turn at 87th Avenue and follow signs to Pleasant Harbor Marina. Address: 8708 W. Harbor Blvd. Peoria, AZ 85383.

Important Information from the Cruise company:

Cash only on board. No outside food or beverages allowed. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Pleasant Harbor Marina charges a $6.00 per vehicle ($2.00 per person on chartered buses) entry fee. No free park entry on cruises.  We recommend you arrive early if you plan to utilize the golf cart shuttles. Shuttles run 24/7 and are available to anyone visiting Pleasant Harbor.  Tipping your shuttle driver is recommended. Our cruises may be canceled by the Captain if extreme weather conditions are present. We do not cancel for rain.

Click on the Event Calendar listing for links to the company web site, travel directions and map.

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