Mary Schmit, General Manager and Teresa Beally, Activity Director each write a column weekly during the season and monthly during the off season to keep Residents abreast of "what's happening at Venture Out." Scroll down to read their current columns.
This month’s occupancy is 755 units or 43% occupied vs. 975 the week prior and 698 the year prior. There are 87 renters in the property.
It seems that people are sticking around a little longer this year. More than likely due to the still lousy weather up north and in the Midwest. My friends in Deadwood were lamenting another three feet of snow in the middle of April and it seems that all of the Midwest still has cold and rain. Meanwhile our palo verde trees are in full bloom around the park and its coming into what is the prettiest time here at Venture Out.
If you are still here, PLEASE get your lots treated for weeds before you go. We are already having to notify lot owners that they have major weeds as they did nothing to prep before leaving. Weeds do have to be controlled in the property, because here in AZ, if they are allowed to grow, they quickly die out in the heat of the summer and then we have a major fire hazard. This is a problem throughout the valley, and every city struggles with it, so please help us before you leave. Again, use something like ORTHO GROUND CLEAR for summer long coverage. DON’T use ROUNDUP that is only good for approximately three months.
One more plea to make sure the easements are clear and all items are stored away for the season. We expect SRP to be working behind all the units this summer and in some areas boring down the side easements. This will be a huge job, re-wiring the property, so having it as clear of obstructions as possible will help them (and us) a great deal.
Another request from our maintenance guys. Some of you are using very light weight garbage bags. When they pick these up they often tear and then they are picking up garbage or if it’s windy, chasing garbage. Please use good quality bags and make sure they are tied shut so trash does not blow around.
We expect to start the work for the Stained Glass building shortly here, just waiting for the final stamp of approval from the City. The Back Flow preventer work will be almost simultaneous with that project.
Tennis courts 3 & 4 are already poured and now the concrete will have to cure for approximately 30 days before they apply the rubberized coatings.
We have a huge list of projects both large and small this summer and will update you as we go along. Watch FACEBOOK and the Web site for photo updates of these projects.
Watch for your summer mailer which will be in the mail in the month of June. This always contains year end information, annual budget, Presidents Letter and your quarterly coupons.
Travel safely and we will see you next fall.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the Spring n’Spuds lunch is Monday, 10:00 am, May 6. Who doesn’t love a huge baked potato heaped with chili….cheese…sour cream…. bacon…. salsa and green onions. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
May is one of the most beautiful months in Arizona. A perfect time for a picnic! Place your order in the Activity Office for a brown bag lunch to include either a tuna or egg salad sandwich, chips and brownie. Then bring your own beverage and we’ll be on our way to beautiful Freestone Park in Gilbert for a lazy afternoon. Be sure to sign up in the Activity Office to join the car pool.
The Sonoran Café will once again be converted to a TV Lounge for the summer. Remember when operating the big screen TV in that room please read and follow the directions which are posted on the wall under the TV.
The grill is open for business each and every Thursday during the month of May with Chef Ed and his mighty minions manning the kitchen. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers are a favorite mainstay but check the weekly specials in this edition of the Out-Lines for a little something different.
A computer is up and running in the lobby of the Community Center for summer resident use. Should there be any issues with the equipment please contact the Activity Office.
This year’s DAMD Lunch will be extra special. It will feature a delightful lunch in honor of all the beautiful women in our lives as well as wonderful entertainment featuring the Rice Family. Tickets on sale until Wednesday, 10:00 am, May 8.
Beginning May 1, the Bistro Exchange table will be ready for business. Grab something you just don’t have use for anymore and trade it for something on the table you just can’t live without. Please no clothing or large items.
Yee ha! It’s Uncle Ed’s Fried Chicken Dinner being cooked and served by your Recreation staff on Monday May 20. Happy Hour starts at 4:30pm with dinner served at 5:00pm. Ticket deadline is Wednesday, 10:00 am, May 15. Guaranteed dang nab good vittles!
The Saturday Lunch Bunch is up and running for the duration of the summer. Be sure to check out the article in this edition of the Out-Lines for dates, times and restaurant locations.
With the slowdown of the summer season the Ice Cream Socials will once again be held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For the month of May that will be the 14th and 28th. See you there!
As you head home for the summer, remember the Activity Office accepts perishable as well as non-perishable food items. Donations are directed to area food banks and churches.
Memorial Day is just around the corner and we’re going to celebrate with a down home potluck and some good old fashioned country western music. Bring your favorite home cooked dish to share, your favorite beverage, table service, a dollar or two for the 50/50 raffle and be in the Baja Bistro ready for a good time on Monday, May 27. BYOB Happy Hour 4:30pm. Dinner at 5:00pm with entertainment following.