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06/21/17:

Newspaper Articles

 "Planning for the future, RCSC board to consider reinstating committee" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent June 21, 2017, Front Page Story, continued on Page 6

Subject: In the discussion of reinstating the Long Range Planning Committee, RCSC made admissions that the board is continuing to have meetings in secret and announcing their decisions to the members without membership input.  They are blaming the class action lawsuit for their not spending money on North GC Pro Shop.

click here to download file: 6/21/17 Independent Article

05/24/17:

Newspaper Articles

 "PLANNING, RCSC planning committee could return, Will participate in Grand Avenue property evolution" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent May 17, 2017, Front Page Story, continued on Page 7

Subject: In the discussion of what to do about the Grand Avenue property, RCSC made admissions that the board is continuing to violate Article X's spending limits, and the planned communities act's open meeting laws.

click here to download file: 5/17/17 Independent Article

5/24/17:
 
UPDATE: Defendant RCSC is trying to rig pending class action lawsuit!
FHA won't do mortgages in Sun City because of  RCSC transfer fees ($3,800), yet, Sun City's Senator Debbie Lesko was successful at getting the Legislature and the Governor to approve unlimited transfer fees on Sun City seniors.  Her bill got passed and signed!!! 

2/28/17:

Anne Reports

A group of us caravaned down to the House of Representatives to give testimony in opposition to SB1175, transfer fees.  Defendant RCSC made Senator Debbie Lesko sponsor a bill that would "clarify" the law so that they could alter the outcome of one of our causes of action about the $3,500-PIF in our pending class action lawsuit.  The bill is retroactive to 2010!  

SB1175 PASSED THE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY WITHOUT DEBATE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT AND DIDN'T SHOW UP TO OPPOSE. 

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When we found out, we started emailing and calling both the Senate and the House to tell them about what was behind the bill.  And when it was assigned to the House Commerce Committee, we all drove down there to give testimony. We made some headway.  One "NO" vote from a representative who is an attorney who thought changing laws during a lawsuit was a problem, one "PRESENT" who might vote "NO" on the floor. Others voted "DO PASS", though they said they might vote "NO" on the floor.  So, SB1175 is being sent to the RULES committee.  We must write the RULES committee and OPPOSE SB1175.  Our emailing list will get the info.

For those who want to watch the fireworks, click on the following link: "HOUSE COMMERCE COMMITTEE VIDEO 2/28/17 2PM" 

Keep calling the House of Representatives, especially the Rules committee.  We will object to this bill all the way to the Governor. You eat an elephant one bite at a time. 

02/28/17: 

Newspaper Articles

"LOANS BEING DENIED. Rec center policies create obstacle" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent March 1, 2017, Front Page Story, continued on Page 7

Subject: FHA is refusing loans because of the Preservation and Improvement Fee ("PIF").  Most concerning to seniors are the refinance and the reverse mortgages.

We must strike SB1175 at the House because it allows RCSC to levy unlimited PIF. Our RCSC lawsuit was filed in Superior Court on October 29, 2015.  It is ongoing. Senator Debbie Lesko is on the side of RCSC against the homeowners.  She got SB1175 passed out of the Senate that is intended to interfere with our pending litigation regarding the Preservation and Improvement Fee.  It will make the PIF legal retroactively to 2010, the statute of limitations! The Senate was never told the real reason behind the bill before they voted unanimously in favor. We have to kill this underhanded action by Senator Lesko in the House.  We must call the House of Representatives and tell them to VOTE NO ON SB1175!

click here to download file: "LOANS BEING DENIED. Rec center policies create obstacle."

2/17/17:
 
 
"Bill attempts to get RCSC off the hook" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: This opinion piece is against Senator Debbie Lesko's bill SB1175 that is an attempt to interfere with our class-action lawsuit against the RCSC regarding the legality of charging the Preservation and Improvement fee.  The bill makes it legal RETROACTIVE to 2010!  Lesko is taking sides against the homeowners.  She doesn't have enough information to justify doing that.  Call the House of Representatives (click here for contact information) and tell them to vote NO on SB1175.  Let the court decide.  

DUE TO BE PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2017, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

click here to download file: "Bill attempts to get RCSC off the hook"

02/15/17:

 Newspaper Articles

"BILL COULD CLARIFY FEE. Request for law tied to lawsuit" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent February 15, 2017, Front Page Story, continued on Page 6

Subject: Our RCSC lawsuit was filed in Superior Court on October 29, 2015.  It is ongoing. This article shows that Senator Debbie Lesko is on the side of RCSC against the homeowners.  She got a bill passed out of the Senate that is intended to interfere with our pending litigation regarding the Preservation and Improvement Fee.  It will make the PIF legal retroactively to 2010, the statute of limitations! The Senate was never told the real reason behind the bill before they voted unanimously in favor. We have to kill this underhanded action by Lesko in the House.  We must call the House of Representatives and tell them to VOTE NO ON SB1175!

click here to download file: "BILL COULD CLARIFY FEES. Request for law tied to lawsuit."

02/04/17:

 Newspaper Articles

"RCSC halts PIF projects. Ek: Caution due to pending litigation" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent February 1, 2017, Front Page Story, continued on Page 10

Subject: Our RCSC lawsuit was filed in Superior Court on October 29, 2015.  This article shows that the RCSC is finally paying attention to the real possibility it will be held accountable for non-compliance with state statutes and the community documents.

click here to download file: "RCSC halts PIF projects"

5/27/16:

Newspaper Articles   

"APPROVAL: RCSC OKs parcel purchase" by Jeff Grant, DAILY NEWS-SUN, May 27, 2016, Top Front Page Story continued on Page A4

Subject: At the board meeting on Thursday, 5/26/16, the RCSC Board of Directors approved purchasing property on Grand Ave at 103rd Avenue for $750,000 which will cost more to build to suit.  This action required a Membership vote according to Article X of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  Our lawsuit which has been filed and is proceeding addresses this issue as well as many others. Stay tuned... 

click here to download file: "APPROVED: RCSC OKs parcel purchase"

12/16/15:

Class-Action Developments

The RCSC Answer to the Complaint was filed on December 11, 2015.  We have a link to it on the Class-Action Developments tab.  In it, there are no surprises.

We are on track thanks to our supporters who made this lawsuit possible.

Click on the following link:

RCSC Answer to Complaint (Defendant)

11/25/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"See you in court" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent November 25, 2015, Front Page Story, continued on Pages 2 and 7

Subject: Our RCSC class-action lawsuit was filed in Superior Court on October 29, 2015.  This article gives a summary of the Nine Counts and lets everyone know to see annereport.com for details.  There were some errors in the report which were corrected by Anne Report within the article itself in red underlined [like this].

click here to download file: "See you in court"

11/13/15:

Class-Action Developments

The Class Action was filed on October 29, 2015.  The "Class-Action Developments" page contains the case history link so you can follow developments.  Also, we have started the documents list with the Filing Cover Sheet and the Complaint.  It's been a long time coming, but we are now on the way.  We thank our supporters who made it possible.

Click on the following link for the Superior Court Docket to follow developments:

Click on the following links for complaint documents:

Class-Action Cover Sheet

Class-Action Complaint

6/10/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"Long-range changes get opposition" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent June 10, 2015, Page 2, continued on Page 7

Subject: At the Sundial board meeting on Thursday, 5/28/15, RCSC voted to approve more million-dollar projects without a Membership vote against Article X of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  Also, there was finally a split between the board members where we finally have someone voting "no".  Director Dave Wieland complained that board members should not debate in public but instead at the secret work sessions where the members are shut out.  That action goes against the Planned Communities Act.  

We are going forward with a much-needed class action lawsuit against RCSC over many causes of action, including these two.  We have enough plaintiffs to qualify for a class action.  We will file during the summer.

It's not too late if you want to be a plaintiff to possibly get reimbursed for illegal assessments. Contact Anne Stewart at 602-318-0708 or 623-933-6192.  Fundraising has ceased.  We are funded.  It won't cost anything to be a plaintiff.  

click here to download file: "Long-range changes get opposition"

6/2/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"RCSC's long-range capital budget calls for sweeping renovations" by Jeff Grant, DAILY NEWS-SUN, June 2, 2015, Top Front Page Story continued on Page A5

Subject: At the board meeting at Sundial on Thursday, 5/28/15, RCSC approved more million-dollar projects without a Membership vote against Article X of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  We are going forward with a much-needed class action lawsuit against RCSC over many causes of action, including this one.  We are contacting plaintiffs who, additionally, want RCSC to restore our membership meetings and the membership quorum, comply with the planned communities act for open meetings and open records, and treat members equally according to Article VIII.5.  The members who are being victimized are singles paying a per lot assessment, homeowners whose primary Arizona residence is within 75 miles of Sun City, residents who are not owners, owners with multiple properties, people who paid the PIF, and members who buy guest cards.  If you want to be a plaintiff to possibly get reimbursed for illegal assessments, contact Anne Stewart at 602-318-0708 or 623-933-6192.  Fundraising has ceased.  We are funded.  It won't cost anything to be a plaintiff.  

click here to download file: "RCSC's long-range capital budget calls for sweeping renovations"

5/20/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"More RCSC renovation in store" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent May 20, 2015, Front Page Story, continued on Page 7

Subject: At the board meeting at Sundial on Thursday, 5/28/15, RCSC will vote to approve more million-dollar projects without a Membership vote against Article X of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  We are going forward with a much-needed class action lawsuit against RCSC over many causes of action, including this one.  We are contacting plaintiffs who, additionally, want RCSC to restore our membership meetings and the membership quorum, comply with the planned communities act for open meetings and open records, and treat members equally according to Article VIII.5.  The members who are being victimized are singles paying a per lot assessment, homeowners whose primary Arizona residence is within 75 miles of Sun City, residents who are not owners, owners with multiple properties, people who paid the PIF, and members who buy guest cards.  If you want to be a plaintiff to possibly get reimbursed for illegal assessments, contact Anne Stewart at 602-318-0708 or 623-933-6192.  Fundraising has ceased.  We are funded.  It won't cost anything to be a plaintiff.  

click here to download file: "More RCSC renovation in store"

5/6/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"RCSC board split but still raise preserv ation fee" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent May 6, 2015, Front Page Story tease, Page 2 continued on Page 15

Subject: RCSC increased PIF from $3,000 to $3,500 despite large turnout with members coming out against it.  What more can you do about it? PROTEST.  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.  (Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.)

 

click here to download file: "RCSC board split but still raise preservation fee"

5/1/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"Divided RCSC board approves $500 hike in preservation fee" by Jeff Grant, DAILY NEWS-SUN Front Page Cover Story on May 1, 2015

Subject: RCSC board raised the PIF from $3,000 to $3,500; the vote was 5-4.  There were 100 members present and opposed to the action.  We want to challenge the PIF in court.  It is an unequal responsibility that is prohibited by RCSC Art. VIII.5. What more can you do about it?  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.  (Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.)

 

click here to download file: "Divided RCSC board approves $500 hike in preservation fee"

4/29/15:

"Protest proposed hike" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: This opinion piece is against the RCSC's plans to increase the PIF from $3,000 to $3,500 at the 9 a.m. board meeting at Sundial Auditorium on Thursday, 4/30/15.  Please attend and protest.  

PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, APRIL 29, 2015, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PAGE A4 AND A8

click here to download file: "Protest proposed hike"

4/29/15:

"PIF proposal represents 'unequal responsibility'" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: This opinion piece is against the RCSC's plans to increase the PIF from $3,000 to $3,500 at the 9 a.m. board meeting at Sundial Auditorium on Thursday, 4/30/15.  Please attend and protest.  

PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, APRIL 29, 2015, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PAGE A11

click here to download file: "PIF proposal represents 'unequal responsibilities'"

4/15/15:

Newspaper Articles 

"The PIF to get puffed" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent Front Page Story on April 15, 2015

Subject: RCSC to increase PIF from $3,000 to $3,500.  They can raise it to anything they can get away with unless the members come out to protest.  PROTEST on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9 a.m., at Sundial Auditorium at Boswell Bl and 103rd Av.  We want to challenge the PIF in court.  It is an unequal responsibility that is prohibited by RCSC Art. VIII.5.

What more can you do about it? PROTEST.  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.  (Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.)

 

click here to download file: RCSC 4/30/15 Agenda-$3,500 PIF Vote

Click here to download file: "The PIFF to get puffed"

11/26/14:

"Application was false" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: The Sun City Formula Registry stopped a $200,000 boondoggle. Ever vigilant!
Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, NOVEMBER 26, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PAGE 16

click here to download file: "Application was false"

10/22/14:

Newspaper Articles 

"RCSC, dog owners working on issues" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent Page 2 Story on October 22, 2014

Subject: Dog Park 10-ft wall boondoggle!  The adjacent property owners don't want it!    Wellman lied on application and waited 11 days past deadline to tell anybody about it.  Now, legally, RCSC can squander hundreds of thousands of dollars against the homeowners' wishes.

What are you going to do about it? PROTEST.  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.  (Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.)

 

click here to download file: "RCSC, dog owners working on issues"

6/27/14:

Home

UPDATE:  Changed our "motto" from "The Action of the Members" to "The Action of the Members, protecting Sun City's wallets".  With our upcoming class action lawsuit, we discovered SCFR is the only volunteer group in Sun City that is trying to control the spending and assessing (especially illegal) of the RCSC; this change more clearly defines our mission.  Coupling that with the Bulldog watchdog, we want the Members of RCSC to also become Members of SCFR by contributing to the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" aka the "Bulldog War Chest" that pays for counsel to represent the Members of the RCSC corporation when the RCSC corporation is in non-compliance with state statutes and the community documents.  We will file our lawsuit when we deposit $30,000 in a trust account with our counsel Jonathan Dessaules.  See "About the Anne Stewart Legal Fund" for our progress in fundraising.

6/8/14:
 
 
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Jonathan Dessaules, Esq., takes over for Nancy Mangone, Esq. 

Subject: Nancy Mangone, Esq., leaves us to become Assistant City Attorney for the City of Glendale.  Jonathan Dessaules, Esq., picks up the banner as our counsel.  He is the one who proved The Anthem Community was held under the planned communities act in Rodgers v. ACC in the Appeals Court.  Since RCSC is claiming not to be held under the planned communities act like Anthem did, Mr. Dessaules is well-prepared to handle our case.  Fundraising is ongoing. PHOTO: Anne Randall Stewart and Jonathan Dessaules, Esq. 

5/15/14:

Added 2011 and 2012.

5/12/14:

"No indebtedness, no miracle" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts RCSC James Brasher's April 24 Daily News-Sun guest commentary entitled, "Miracles without debt," which is no miracle since RCSC just takes the money it needs (and more) directly from the homeowners, buyers, and beneficiaries, at $3,000 a pop.  RCSC has increased assessments and is proceeding with more multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote. We need a judge to stop them.  Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, MAY 12, 2014, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PAGE A16

click here to download file: "No indebtedness, no miracle" DN-S

5/7/14:

"Not really a miracle" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts RCSC James Brasher's April 23 Sun City Independent guest commentary entitled, "Miracles without debt," which is no miracle since RCSC just takes the money it needs (and more) directly from the homeowners, buyers, and beneficiaries, at $3,000 a pop.  RCSC has increased assessments and is proceeding with more multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote. We need a judge to stop them.  Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, APRIL 7, 2014, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PAGE A5

click here to download file: "Not really a miracle" Sun City Ind.

UPDATE circa May 2014--

Grand Avenue is again in the news.  ADOT is proposing changes at Bell/Grand Ave intersection.  Option A is a freeway-style overpass with on and off ramps.  We support this.  Our goal is to make Grand Ave a freeway where traffic from Wickenberg can continue on though the small towns to Phoenix, Sky Harbor airport or Tucson and back again.  The small towns want to keep traffic for the locals.  If this project is approved, Sun City needs to keep at it until there is an elevated freeway over Sun City with on and off ramps at 99th Av and 111th Av.  That would leave Grand Av beneath it to the locals with their golf carts, mobile wheelchairs and pedestrians.  Read our 2008 Grand Freeway Proposal.  Except for the contact information, it pretty much says it all.  What is true holds true forever.

3/03/14:
 
 
"Quorums in Sun City are important, very important" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts RCSC James Brasher's Feb. 20 Daily News-Sun opinion piece entitled, "Quorum?  Is it important?"  RCSC has removed membership power and is planning more increases in assessments and more multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote. We need a class action lawsuit to force compliance with state statutes and the community documents.  Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  (Donations are not tax deductible or refundable.)
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, MARCH 3, 2014, OPINION, GUEST COMMENTARY, PG A14

click here to download file: "Quorums in Sun City are important, very important"

 
"SCHOA not likely affected by ruling"  
Sun City Independent, December 18, 2013; by Rusty Bradshaw
Subject:
 
 
SCHOA is claiming the PORA lawsuit outcome does not apply to them.  If you are being illegally fined by SCHOA, contact the attorney who beat PORA on the issue.  If PORA cannot fine, most likely neither can SCHOA.

Matthew A Klopp (023313)

mklopp@wonfujiicarter.com

Ben J. Himmelstein (023267)

bhimmelstein@wongfujiicarter.com

WONG FUJII CARTER, P.C.

3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 1000

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

   (602) 287-3360 

click here to download file: "SCHOA not likely affected by ruling"

12/11/13:

"Not following own rules" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts RCSC James Brasher's Nov. 27 Sun City Independent guest commentary entitled, "Show me the money," which sounds like something a robber would say at a teller window.  RCSC is planning more increases in assessments and more multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote. We need a judge to stop them.  Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, DECEMBER 11, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PGS 4-5

click here to download file: "Not following own rules" by Anne Randall Stewart

12/6/13:


"As a matter of law, PORA does not have the power to enforce fines against homeowners for violating the CC&R's." Holmes v. PORA Sup Ct Findings Conclusions SJ (CV 2012-018098) (8/29/13)

Anne Report: If PORA does not have the power, then SCHOA most likely does not either.  If you are a victim of illegal fine enforcement by SCHOA, contact Plaintiff Holmes's attorney to ask him what you should do about it.  

Attorney contact information:

Matthew A Klopp (023313)
mklopp@wonfujiicarter.com
Ben J. Himmelstein (023267)
WONG FUJII CARTER, P.C.
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(602) 287-3360 

click here to download file: Holmes v. PORA Sup Ct Findings Conclusions SJ

12/02/13:
 
 
"Nothing prudent about RCSC financial policies" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts RCSC James Brasher's Nov. 21 Daily News-Sun opinion piece entitled, "RCSC stays on fiscally prudent path."  RCSC is planning more increases in assessments and more multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote. Fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund" is ongoing.   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, DECEMBER 02, 2013, OPINION, GUEST COMMENTARY, PG A10

click here to download file: "Nothing prudent about RCSC financial policies" by Anne Randall Stewart

11/13/13:
 
 
"Pursuing truth, justice" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuts Amber Henshaw's and RCSC James Brasher's "facts" which are actually "misrepresentations of fact."  It appears to us that the RCSC is on a campaign to block fundraising for the "Anne Stewart Legal Fund."   Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, NOVEMBER 13, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG 4 

click here to download file: "Pursuing truth, justice" by Anne Randall Stewart

10/25/13:
 
 
Still worried about the roof over the Sundial indoor pool collapsing again due to improper maintenance.  Added an article to the "Remember Sundial" feature that is permanently on our home page, "Lest we forget!"
 
Article: "Stainless steel in indoor swimming pool buildings": 
 

10/16/13:
 
 
"What is axe to grind?" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Opinion points out that RCSC General Manager Jan Ek's defenders are former RCSC board members who directly caused our class-action lawsuit because they voted to illegally increase the quorum for membership meetings.  Also, points out that strident critic Amber Henshaw can't be found in the white pages, isn't listed on Maricopa County's property tax rolls, and doesn't have an RCSC Facilities Agreement that we could find.  Ergo, the question: "What's her axe to grind?"
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, OCTOBER 16, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG A4 

click here to download file: "What is axe to grind?" by Anne Randall Stewart

9/25/13:
 
 
"Projects should get vote" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Urging "Call to Action" to attend Sept. 26, 2013, RCSC board meeting to protest multi-million-dollar projects being approved by the board without a Membership vote.  Article X of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation require a Membership vote.  Sept. 26 is supposed to be a quarterly Membership meeting, but the board did not call one.  The RCSC illegally removed Membership action.  Attend and protest.  We want a vote and we want our Membership meetings back.  
Attend 9/26/13, 9 a.m., Sundial Auditorium at 103rd Av & Boswell Bl.  Sign up to speak BEFORE the meeting.
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG A4 

click here to download file: "Projects should get vote" by Anne Randall Stewart

9/13/13:
 
CALL TO ACTION!  PROTEST!

On September 26, 2013, RCSC is planning to approve without a membership vote The $30 Million Long Range Plan which includes many projects that have "direct or contingent liability" of over $750,000 contrary to RCSC Articles of Incorporation Article X.  Click here for the Agenda to see the $30 Million Long Range Plan. 
 
RCSC Board Meeting
Sundial Auditorium
103rd Av & Boswell
Thursday, September 26, 2013
9 a.m.
 
Protest the board's continued violation of Article X.  
THE MEMBERS MUST VOTE FOR PROJECTS OVER $750,000!!!
 
Protest the board's removal of Quarterly Membership Meetings.  
THE MEMBERS MUST BE ABLE TO OVERRIDE BOARD ACTIONS!!!
 
September 26th is supposed to be a Quarterly Membership Meeting.  ATTEND AND TAKE IT BACK!!! 

click here to download file "Call to Action" for 9/26 RCSC Meeting

9/12/13:
 
About the RCSC Lawsuit
 
Added Mangone/RCSC September 2013 Letter 

Subject: RCSC is planning to approve without a membership vote The Long Range Plan which includes many projects that have "direct or contingent liability" of over $750,000 contrary to RCSC Articles of Incorporation Article X.  The RCSC/SCFR Membership's counsel, Nancy Mangone, sent an email with hard copy to follow to the RCSC Board's counsel, James Heinton, to advise his clients that the RCSC Board has been notified that they have been in violation and will be again after the September 26, 2013, board vote, and that the lawsuit will proceed.

click here to download file: Mangone/RCSC September 2013 Letter

9/3/13:
 
 
"Nothing improper in actions" by George T. McClain, Sun City

Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC's many slanderous letters against Anne Randall Stewart.  Mr. McClain says Anne Stewart is doing a good job at holding the elected board accountable to the members and lists many of the actions of the board which required the action of the members to reverse. 
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG A4 

click here to download file: "Nothing improper in actions" by George T. McClain

8/28/13:
 
 
"Obey laws, own documents" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC's many slanderous letters against Anne Randall Stewart, namely board supporter Jacque Mills, whose letter was an attempt to dissuade people from donating to the "Anne Stewart" Legal Fund which pays for our class-action lawsuit against the RCSC for non-compliance with state statutes and the community documents.  
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, AUGUST 28, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG A4 

click here to download file: "Obey laws, own documents"

8/21/13:
 
 
"Stewart has valid points" by Ken Gegg

Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC's slanderous letters against Anne Randall Stewart.  Mr. Gegg points out that the letters are attempts to dissuade people from donating to our lawsuit.  
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, AUGUST 21, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS, PG A4 

click here to download file: "Stewart has valid points" by Ken Gegg

7-31-13:

Newspaper Articles

 
"Summer of Construction" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent Front Page Story on July 31, 2013

Subject: Describes all of the construction in Sun City being done over the summer while the snowbirds are away.  Millions of dollars are being spent without membership approval against the RCSC Articles of Incorporation Article X.  What are you going to do about it?  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.  (Donations are not tax deductible.)

 

click here to download file: "Summer of Construction"

7/31/13:
 
 
"Working for accountability" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry, Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuttal to "Hold the course, RCSC" by Katie McCullough which appeared in the July 16, 2013, issue of the Independent.  McCullough disparaged Anne Stewart and The Sun City Formula Registry for wanting to take the RCSC to court to compel them to obey state statutes and the community documents.  She is spouting what is becoming known as the "RCSC talking points" to dissuage members from donating to the "Anne Stewart" legal fund.    (Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.)
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, JULY 31, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS To the Editor, PG A15 

click here to download file: "Working for accountability"

7/3/13:
 
 
"Needs membership vote" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry, Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuttal to "RCSC goes solar--What does that mean?" by the RCSC board.  RCSC admits panels will cost $4.4 million in 66 months.  Article X requires a membership vote at $750,000 threshold.
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, JULY 3, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file: "Needs membership vote"

6/5/13:
 
 
"Beware fundraiser prevention" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry, Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC's slanderous letters against Anne Randall Stewart and thanking Judge James Treece for his May 29 letter of support.  The RCSC is trying to prevent fundraising for the lawsuit that will bring them to justice.
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, JUNE 5, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file: "Beware fundraiser prevention"

5/29/13:
 
 
"In support of Stewart" by James Treece, U.S. Attorney for Colorado under 3 Presidents, Retired Judge, Former Sun City Taxpayers Association board officer, Former member of the RCSC Legal Committee

Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC's slanderous letters against Anne Randall Stewart.  Judge Treece states he told the board they should have brought the quorum issue before the legal committee and that they should not listen to Craig Brown its chair.  (Brown shut down the legal committee.  The transcript is footnoted and a link to it and the video of the May 27, 2010, board meeting are below.)  The quorum issue is one of the causes of action in our contemplated class-action lawsuit against RCSC for which we are seeking funding.  We are honored that Judge Treece has donated and has come to our defense.
     Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, MAY 29, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file: 5/29/2013 Treece Letter and 5/27/10 Meeting transcript

click here to download file: 5/27/2010 Board Meeting Video

5/15/13:
 
 
"Fundraising has purpose" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC President Jim Brasher's letter of May 8 where he called Anne Randall Stewart and The Sun City Formula Registry a scam.  Of course, it is not, and so required this letter of rebuttal. Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351, with "Legal Fund" notation.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, MAY 15, 2013, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 22 

click here to download file: "Fundraising has purpose"

3/20/13:
 
"More clubs will follow band" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry, Sun City Independent, March 20, 2013, Page A16 Letters
Subject: The RCSC is now charging members to rent the facilities which have already been paid for by their mandatory assessments.  These charges make using the venues for their clubs unaffordable.  The clubs are leaving the RCSC.  Our lawsuit (Anne Randall Stewart, The Sun City Formula Registry, et al., vs. RCSC) will be challenging these charges along with many other important causes of action.  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" Legal Fund.  Click here to donate. Click here to follow the lawsuit.

click here to download file: "More clubs will follow band" by Stewart

"Cost is too high" by Len Shykind, Sun City Independent, March 20, 2013, Page A16 Letters
Subject: The RCSC is now charging members to rent the facilities which have already been paid for by their mandatory assessments.  These charges make using the venues for their clubs unaffordable.  The Sun City Pops Band had to leave because of these charges, and we also will not have two craft fairs this year because of it.  Our lawsuit (Anne Randall Stewart, The Sun City Formula Registry, et al., vs. RCSC) will be challenging these charges along with many other important causes of action.  Donate to the "Anne Stewart" Legal Fund.  Click here to donate. Click here to follow the lawsuit.

click here to download file: "Cost is too high" by Len Shykind

3/7/13:
 
 
"Sun City Pops Band severs ties with Sun City" -- Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, March 1, 2013, front page story www.yourwestvalley.com/suncity/article_8cdf42ec-829e-11e2-b4d7-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=print 1/2
 
"Sun City Pops Band leaves Sun City fold -- Concert Band chooses to stay for time being" -- Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, March 6, 2013, front page story 
 
Subject: The RCSC charged the bands rental and rehearsal fees that priced the non-profit clubs out of Sun City.  
 
The Anne Report: More money-grubbing tactics by the RCSC board of directors and management which are ruining Sun City and making it too expensive for members to participate.  Rental and guest fees are unequal member responsibilities that conflict with the articles of incorporation.  Guests are guests by definition so should be free since the member is charged, not the guest; and rental charges are unequal assessments since the members of the clubs have already paid their equal share toward the creation and maintenance of the facilities.  The facilities, equipment, and employees are already paid for a year in advance whether or not anyone uses them.  
     It is illegal for the board to write policies that conflict with the articles of incorporation which states all members have equal responsibilities.  The articles state the mission of the board is to act for the benefit of the members.  This rental/guest fee policy is not for the benefit of the members as evidenced by its causing a club to leave Sun City, with possibly more to follow.  
    The membership should be aware now more than ever before how important it is to establish a permanent legal fund to protect membership interests when boards act illegally.  The RCSC has systematically worked to thwart "the action of the members" other than lawsuit.  The members pay for insurance that will represent the board in litigation, but the insurance doesn't cover the members who bring action against RCSC wrongdoing.  The Sun City Formula Registry is the only group that has established a legal fund for that purpose.  Please contribute.  (Contributions are not tax deductible.)

click here to download file: "Sun City Pops Band severs ties with Sun City" (DN-S 3/1/13)

click here to download file: "Sun City Pops Band leaves Sun City fold" (Ind 3/6/13)

2/27/13:

We've added "About the RCSC Lawsuit" for materials and progress reports.  

Our attorney's letters have been ignored which leaves it up to the Members to file a class-action lawsuit.  As you know, the RCSC board and management feel confident in their silence since lawsuits cost money.  The RCSC has the Members' money to pay for their insurance policy that protects the board against the Members' interests.  It is up to the Members to finance their own representation.  The Members are now represented by counsel (Nancy Mangone, Esq.) and have a willing plaintiff (Anne Randall Stewart) to carry the class-action lawsuit forward.  We need continued financial support to complete the endeavor.

No elected board should be permitted to disobey state statutes and the community documents.  Only civil litigation will compel compliance.  We cannot call Sheriff Joe to help us.  The Members must step up and get it done once and for all. 

We're going door-to-door in our fundraising effort and appreciate your courtesy when we meet you in person.  Thanks for your support! 

2/20/13:

 
"
Viewpoint Lake clears state regulatory hurdle
by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, February 20, 2013, front page and A5  
Subject: Jan Ek admits to "secretly" working with ADWR to get breaks in the water allocation for Viewpoint Lake if the RCSC installs irrigation systems on some golf courses and teaches the members to conserve water.  Sounds good on the surface, but we want to see documentation.  Secrecy is one of the claims in the lawsuit against the RCSC.  After 30 years, the Lake needs to be relined and the RCSC has the money in hand to get it done.  This "secret" action by Jan Ek is being used to let the RCSC off the hook to live up to their contractual obligations to fix the lake.

click here to download file: "Viewpoint Lake clears state regulatory hurdle"

1/26/13:

Anne Reports 

The RCSC failed to answer our attorney Nancy Mangone's August 22, 2012, letter!  LAWSUIT IS NOW REQUIRED!

Attorney Mangone sent a follow-up letter on January 24, 2013, which confirms that RCSC's continuing non-compliance with Arizona revised statutes and its own community documents in intolerable and must be brought before a court.  Fundraising is now underway.  Please donate. (donations are not tax deductible).  WE NEED FUNDING TO PROCEED. 

Hard copies of letters and flyers are available at The Send Me Store, Talisman and Del Webb.  Please use them to spread the word.  Or, print it out here:

click here to download file: Mangone/RCSC January 2013 Letter

click here to download file: Mangone/RCSC August 2012 Letter

1/16/13:

 
"Title 10 vs. Title 33--Attorney requests changes, resident gears for lawsuit" -- Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, January 16, 2013, front page and Page 28  
Subject: The RCSC ignored SCFR attorney Nancy Mangone's August 22, 2012, letter that alleged the RCSC is not in compliance with state statutes and its own community documents.  The board illegally increased the quorum for membership meetings and then discontinued a director-member exchange meeting.  After receiving Mangone's letter the RCSC proceeded to eliminate quarterly membership meetings and approve multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote.  These actions indicate they are not going to discuss compliance.  
     There are more than these causes of action.  It is time to argue our numerous complaints in court.  As a result, Anne Randall Stewart is collecting the funds needed to go all the way to the appeals court, if necessary.  
     The membership should be aware now more than ever before how important it is to establsih a permanent legal fund to protect membership interests when boards act illegally.  The RCSC has systematically worked to thwart "the action of the members" other than lawsuit.  The members pay for insurance that will represent the board in litigation, but the insurance doesn't cover the members who bring action against RCSC wrongdoing.  The Sun City Formula Registry is the only group that is establishing one for that purpose.  Please contribute.  (Contributions are not tax deductible.)

click here to download file:"Title 10 vs. Title 33 -- Attorney requests changes, resident gears for lawsuit"

1/13/13:

 
"RCSC will review performers' plan" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, January 12, 2013, front page and A5  
Subject: The RCSC is acting to cause the demise of our music groups.  The board got wind of the music clubs using independent contractor agreements to get around the $2 guest fees non-member band members must pay to rehearse and perfor
m at the RCSC.  Director Bill Pearson is worried now the board will have to come up with something to thwart their idea.  There will be a Director/Member Exchange meeting at Lakeview Center at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 14 where you can go to support the music clubs' idea. 
     At a recent meeting, Anne Randall Stewart encouraged the music groups to join our lawsuit against the RCSC; the RCSC does not listen to the members and, in fact, did not even answer our attorney's letter requesting that they obey state statutes and the community documents.  Fundraising is now underway.  Please donate.  (Donations are not tax deductible.)

click here to download file: "RCSC board will review performers' plan"

1/10/13:

Anne Reports 

 On January 10, 2013, Anne Randall Stewart received a letter from the new RCSC President James Brasher threatening and intimidating her.  (And the beat goes on...)

We suspect this to be another frame-up job.  They framed her twice before with false charges and said if there was a third time it would mean permanent expulsion.  

Anne Randall Stewart has obeyed every rule the board has thrown at the members even if they are illegal rules.  Permanent expulsion might mean she could not bring a lawsuit against the RCSC because she is not a member in good standing.  It would not behoove her to disobey the rules and forfeit her "member in good standing" status.

The letter accused her of circulating flyers on car windshields at the RCSC parking lots.  Friends of the Registry have been instructed to obey the rules (BP #11 and #14).  The Registry members circulate person-to-person, friend-to-friend.  Even though we believe BP #11 AND #14 go against the articles of incorporation because they thwart "the action of the Members", until we go to court to challenge them, we must abide by the rules.

The person(s) guilty of this "crime" is either ignorant of the rules or is trying to get Anne Randall Stewart into "trouble".  By the way, there was no flyer enclosed with the RCSC letter even though the body of letter said there was. 

 

click here to download file: 1/7/13 RCSC Letter Re Flyers

1/9/13:

 
"Music groups band against policy", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, January 9, 2013; Page 2A and 6A  
Subject: The RCSC is acting to cause the demise of our music groups.  At a recent meeting, Anne Randall Stewart encouraged the music groups to join our lawsuit against the RCSC; the RCSC does not listen to the members and, in fact, did not even answer our attorney's letter requesting that they obey state statutes and the community documents.  Fundraising is now underway.  Please donate.  (Donations are not tax deductible.)

click here to download file: "Music groups band against policy"

1/4/13:

Newspaper Articles

"Performers uncover options to club fees"  Daily News-Sun, January 3, 2013; by Jeff Dempsey 

  Subject: The guest fees were instituted by the board, not the members. The members never voted this extra tax on themselves.

It is never the guest who pays; it is the members. Only the members can buy the "Host" punch cards. The members have already paid for the RCSC facilities through mandatory annual membership fees.

The articles of incorporation require equal assessments. Guest fees punish the members who wish to share their good fortune with their family and friends to entice them to buy here, which is free marketing of the best kind.

When the board's actions cause clubs to close, they are going against The Formula for Successful Sun Cities: 1) create a sense of community, create a social network for the residents.

The music clubs found that by having their musicians sign independent contractor contracts they might be able to save their bands.  However, they are still faced with a board that is doing all it can to thwart their success.  We urge the music clubs to join our lawsuit efforts so that the members can override board actions.  Only a lawsuit will compel the board to obey state statutes and the community documents.

Click here to read "Performers uncover options to club fees": http://www.yourwestvalley.com/suncity/article_aca239a4-55c1-11e2-b702-0019bb2963f4.html#user-comment-area

12/24/12:

Newspaper Articles

"RCSC changes club guest fee policy"
  Daily News-Sun, December 21, 2012; by Jeff Dempsey 
  Subject: The guest fees were instituted by the board, not the members. The members never voted this extra tax on themselves.

It is never the guest who pays; it is the members. Only the members can buy the "Host" punch cards. The members have already paid for the RCSC facilities through mandatory annual membership fees.

The articles of incorporation require equal assessments. Guest fees punish the members who wish to share their good fortune with their family and friends to entice them to buy here, which is free marketing of the best kind.

When the board's actions cause clubs to close, they are going against The Formula for Successful Sun Cities: 1) create a sense of community, create a social network for the residents.

The RCSC does not need the guest fees to survive, but it does need the clubs.

click here to download file: "RCSC changes club guest fee policy".

12/18/12:

Anne Reports 

The RCSC is sneaking a $6-million project through without a membership vote.  There wasn't 10 days notice.  Article X of the Articles of Incorporation mandates a membership vote for any "indebtedness or liability, direct or contingent, over $750,000".  It's a North Golf Course reconstruction project led by a man who has never done a golf course before coming here.  $2 million just for the irrigation system alone.  $6 million for a golf operation that has drainage ditches instead of golf course water features of Del Webb quality.  Remember the silk purse and sow's ear saying?

Read The Daily News-Sun account from yesterday: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/suncity/article_42251cb2-4866-11e2-b713-001a4bcf887a.html 

Here are all the motions for Thursday's board meeting including the $6 million golf course project and BP17 that kills the orchestra, bands and dance clubs: http://sunaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Regular-Board-Meeting-Agenda-with-7-motions-12-20-12.pdf 

Attend and Protest:

RCSC Board meeting
Sundial Auditorium
Thursday, December 20, 2012
9 a.m.

12/17/12:
 
 
Protest the demise of the Sun City Orchestra and other bands as well as the dance clubs.  Attend the RCSC Board Meeting at Sundial Auditorium, Thursday, December 20, 9 a.m.  One opinion expressed recently claimed the musicians would pay the RCSC to perform because of their huge "egos".  This kind of thinking should not be the norm.  It will ruin our sense of community.
 
Click on this link to see how music can bring a community together!  Watch the faces of an audience of all ages.  This could happen here.
 
 
---Anne
 
Anne Randall Stewart
Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
("The Action of the Members")
Publisher of http://www.annereport.com
10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351-2218
(623) 933-6192 -- (602) 318-0708 cell
anne@annereport.com

REMINDER: Donations to "Anne Stewart" with a "Legal Fund" notation are welcomed but are not tax deductible. Thank you. 

12/15/12: 
 
Open records!
Good news!  You don't have to bother filling in a scary records request at the RCSC board offices stating your "reasons" for wanting to see their tax returns!  The IRS supplied them to Guidestar.org and you can see them for free without degrading yourself by begging.  We've added 2010.
Here it is:

12/12/12:

Anne Reports 

The members showed up to protest the demise of the bands and dance clubs but the board wouldn't listen.  We can hold another protest on Dec. 20, 9 a.m., Sundial Auditorium.

The crux of the problem: "Guest must pay to use the facilities."  That principle is ruining Sun City.  That principle eliminates the participation of the members with not enough money to pay extra to enjoy the facilities with their family and friends in order to show them around to entice them to move here.  There is no need to charge members more.  The facilities are already paid for a year in advance by the annual assessments.  Charging fees only allows the elites to use the facilities while they gouge the poor to foot the bill for them.

The facilities are for the enjoyment of all.  They create a sense of community and were originally established as a marketing tool.  The solution to the problem is to eliminate all guest fees.  Try it and see how enjoyment will flourish and the members will be happier.

Click here to read the account of the meeting in the 12/11/12 Daily News-Sun Article, Front Page, "Sun City residents bash compromise."   

12/06/12:

Anne Reports

CALL TO ACTION!!  MUST ATTEND!!

DIRECTOR/MEMBER EXCHANGE MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
9 AM
LAKEVIEW CENTER SOCIAL HALL #3

The board is planning to raise per-property assessments to $450 and privilege cards to $225.  They have surpluses in the millions!

The board is planning to pass BP12 that charges band members $2 per visit to rehearse and perform!  No more bands!

You must attend to protest before they actually vote at the end of the month.  This meeting can stop it.  SHOW UP!

Anne

Click here to read the agenda with the motions! 

Click here to read my Daily News-Sun Guest Commentary  "Proposed fee conflicts with articles of incorporation"! 

12/5/12
11/29/12:

"Proposed fee conflicts with articles of incorporation" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: The RCSC board is proposing to charge club guests $2 per visit.  We oppose any guest or rental fees because they extort unequal fees from the members which is illegal.  The RCSC articles of incorporation guarantee equal responsibilities among the members to maintain the facilities whether the members choose to use them. The assessments are not usage fees.  The board is not empowered to write rules that conflict with the articles.  MUST READ!
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, NOVEMBER 29, 2012, OPINION, MY VIEW, PG A10
(Also, PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, DECEMBER 5, 2012, OPINION, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PG 4 AND 6) 

click here to download file: "Proposed fee conflicts with articles of incorporation" DN-S

10/23/10:

 
"RCSC: Fewer meetings = more people --- Residents concerned bylaw changes reduce member control", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, October 24, 2012; Front Page Story  
Subject: The RCSC is planning to remove quarterly memberhip meetings and to approve multi-million-dollar projects without a membership vote.  These actions are a direct result of our bringing a complaint that raising the quorum for membership meetings is against the law.  This board action turns the quorum into a non-issue since there won't be any more meetings.  Without membership meetings, there's nothing standing in their way to spend the ill-gotten PIF gains on their pet projects with their pet contractors.  It doesn't matter to them that the PIF is an unequal tax and they can't tax people either on a property or on inheritance.  These actions by the board should make it clear to the members that our lawsuit is absolutely necessary.  Please support us.

click here to download file

10/22/12:

"Sun City watchdog group urges meeting attendance" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Attend to protest at the Board meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9 a.m. at Sundial Auditorium.  Read the bad motions they are planning to pass unanimously unless the members show up to stop them.  The board is removing quarterly membership meetings and is approving milti-million-dollar projects without a membership vote which goes against Article X.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, OCTOBER 22, 2012, OPINION, MY VIEW, PG A6

click here to download file: "Sun City watchdog group urges meeting attendance" by Stewart

10/7/10:

Miscellaneous Links

Added a link to another HOA having big-time problems with an out-of-control spendthrift board of directors.  

Click the following link to Fairfield Harbor: http://fhport.com/

10/3/12:

Anne Reports

On September 27, 2012, Noel Kasper delivered a letter to the RCSC at a board meeting requesting a petition to bring to a membership ballot vote the issue of saving the Quarterly Membership meetings and the bi-monthly Director/Member Exchange meetings.  Here is the RCSC response by President Vance Coleman.  In his letter dated Oct. 1, 2012, Coleman admits that the board voted for "Motion #1" at the last board meeting despite our petition request.  ("Motion #1" removed one of two bi-monthly Director/Member Exchange meetings.)  With our membership action to bring the issue to a membership vote, the board did not act in the membership interest when it refused to table the motion until the outcome of the petition drive.

Stay tuned...  

click here to download file: 10/1/12 RCSC Letter re Kasper-Stewart Petition Request to Save Membership meetings

9/27/12:

Anne Reports

Noel Kasper delivered a letter to the RCSC requesting a petition to bring to a membership ballot vote the issue of saving the Quarterly Membership meetings and the bi-monthly Director/Member Exchange meetings. 

click here to download file: Kasper/RCSC Request-Petition Letter

9/25/12:

"Watchdog group urges attendance" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Possibly the LAST quarterly membership meeting if the board has its way.  Attend to protest at the Board/Membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 9 a.m. at Sundial Auditorium.  Read the bad motions they are planning to pass unanimously unless the members show up to stop them.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012, OPINION, MY VIEW, PG A10 

click here to download file

PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012, OPINION, GUEST COMMENTARY, PG 5, "RCSC motions bad for members".

click here to download file

9/13/12:

Anne Reports 

The RCSC ignored our attorney letter.  We must get financing to bring our case to court.

You can help by circulating flyers and copies of attorney Nancy Mangone's letter to the RCSC's statutory agent, James Hienton, Esq., regarding RCSC's non-compliance with Arizona revised statutes and its own community documents.  

Hard copies are available at The Send Me Store, Talisman and Del Webb.  Or, print them out here: 

click here to download file: URGENT Flyer (two on a page)

click here to download file: Mangone/RCSC Letter

8/22/12

Anne Reports 

The day has come to hold the RCSC accountable for its actions.

Our attorney Nancy Mangone, Esq., has sent a letter on our behalf to RCSC's statutory agent, James Hienton, Esq., regarding RCSC's non-compliance with Arizona revised statutes and its own community documents.  

Hard copies are available at The Send Me Store, Talisman and Del Webb.  Or, print it out here:

click here to download file


3/3/12:
"Craig Brown appointment is bad business judgment" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: The RCSC President Vance Coleman's Feb. 27 My View warned the members that the board is protected by the "business judgment rule".  Remember the Sundial roof collapse?  He also tried to let Craig Brown off the hook for the demise of the legal committee.  This piece reminds everyone that the upcoming lawsuit is because of Craig Brown and his motion to illegally increase the quorum for membership meetings.  Read more.  
To support legal action, donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, MARCH 3, 2012, OPINION, LETTERS, PG A10 

click here to download file

1/26/12:

Newspaper Articles

"Resident questions board pick"
 
 Daily News-Sun, January 25, 2012; FRONT PAGE STORY by Nora Avery-Page 
  
The RCSC appointed Craig Brown to fill a vacancy on the board.  The members voted him off the board in 2010.  He was responsible for the demise of the legal committee.  He led the quorum increase that ended membership meetings.  This is a slap in the members' faces.  Because of Brown we have to take the quorum issue to court.  He should step down.

click here to download file

1/25/12:
"Community group addresses RCSC appointment" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: The RCSC appointed Craig Brown to the board.  The members kept him from getting re-elected in 2010.  He stopped the legal committee and then raised the quorum for membership meetings which is causing us to head to court for relief.  He raised the quorum when the members had quorums protesting the increase in the PIF from $2,500 to $3,000 in a bad real estate market and also the raising of the quorum!  Attend the membership meeting on January 26, at 9 a.m. at Sundial Auditorium to protest that and their other actions that put the homeowners at risk of litigation. Only lawsuit can hold the RCSC accountable.  To support legal action, donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, JANUARY 25, 2012, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file

1/11/12:
"Scofflaws ruining Sun City!" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: The RCSC changed the quorum for membership meetings against Title 10 statute.  Only a lawsuit can fix the problem.  Donate to "Anne Stewart", 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351.  Donations are not tax deductible.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, JANUARY 11, 2012, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file

11/02/11:
"Hold onto your wallets! by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC President Coleman asked "What's not to love?"  We fear assessment increases are on the way!  Here is a partial list of what's not to love.  Pay attention!  It's your wallet.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, NOVEMBER 2, 2011, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

click here to download file

10/5/11:
Opinion
"Practice what they preach" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC dishonoring long-term contracts.  The RCSC is protesting a 14-percent increase in utility rates (which we do as well) yet increased assessments of over 100 percent on Sun City's pioneers!  They should practice what they preach.  Protest at ACC hearing Oct 7, 10 a.m., Sundial Auditorium.  Also, attend sundial monument dedication at 8:30 a.m. the same morning.  The Sun City Formula Registry requested petitions to save it which halted its immediate demolition.  We thank the RCSC for listening to the members.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, OCTOBER 5, 2011, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

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8/13/11:
 
Opinion

"Resident alleges RCSC board discrimination" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry and Publisher of annereport.com

Subject: Stewart rebuts the RCSC President Vance Coleman letter which was published on the RCSC website and in The Daily News-Sun. She sticks by her claims of discrimination against SCFR, the need for transparency and accountability, and the need to rectify the illegal board policies that create unequal members.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, AUGUST 13, 2011, OPINION, My View, PG A10

 

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7/22/11:
 
  

"RCSC board discriminates against residents" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: The RCSC created a board policy that allows the board to pick and choose which members and groups can gather in its social halls and auditoriums.  The Articles guarantee equal privileges.  This practice creates unequal privileges and the loss of membership power.  It is wrong.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, JULY 22, 2011, OPINION, Letters, PG A11

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7/9/11:

FAQ 

Is The Daily News-Sun covering Anne Randall Stewart and The Sun City Formula Registry fairly?

Yes, from our perspective.  Of course, The Daily News-Sun must report what our detractors say, but we expect that.  Whenever one deals in opinion, the room divides.  Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of democracy.  The more opinions the better.  Sun City needs to have all opinions aired before allowing a volunteer layman board of nine (actually five since majority rules) to "tax and spend" with our security on the line.  Most Sun Citians live on pensions and social security.  We need accountability over folks handling millions of dollars.  Otherwise, greed can thrive in a cold corporate environment.  We often hear from people with those tendencies, "If you don't like it, move."  That's a litmus test in our book for targeting the culprits for increased scrunity.
See the following link for The Daily News-Sun articles mentioning Anne Randall Stewart: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/search/?t=article&q=Anne+Randall+Stewart

5/25/11:
 

"Anne Stewart responds to RCSC claims, invites community participation" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: The RCSC used their corporate newspaper, website, email, and bulletin boards in an atempt to discredit and humiliate Anne Randall Stewart by name.  She stands by her reports and will carry on.  She calls on members to attend meetings so they can tell who to believe.  At the meeting on May 26, the board will unanimously approve abolishing the "Morning After" notes to keep the members in the dark until the following month when the board votes to approve the minutes.  Annereport.com will publish their version instead.  Without board approval.   Attend Membership/Board meeting May 26 9 a.m. at Sundial Auditorium.  Be a witness to the further erosion of membership power.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, MAY 25, 2011, OPINION, Letters, PG A8

 

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3/26/11:

"RCSC board acts without member ratification" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: The RCSC is at it again: more by-laws and board policies without member ratification.  Find out what's behind the changes.  A MUST READ!  BREAKING NEWS!  Attend Board meeting March 31 9 a.m. at Sundial Auditorium.  Speak out.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, MARCH 25, 2011, OPINION, My View, PG A6

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3/21/11:

Anne Reports


In response to our criticism that the RCSC has not convened the Legal Committee and, in closed session, created bylaws and board policies that negatively impact the members, i.e., 100% assessment increases, membership meeting quorum increases to 1250, etc., THEY HAVE OFFICIALLY CLOSED THE LEGAL COMMITTEE!!!

Instead, they are establishing the new GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE!

They are going to monitor the bills down at the Arizona legislature so that they can continue to NOT OBEY THE PLANNED COMMUNITIES ACT REGULATIONS while they get the "common area" property tax breaks that are given to planned communities.

THEY WANT IT BOTH WAYS! 

They don't want open meetings, open records, and a recall with a thousands signatures, etc.

Contact the board and tell them you are against this change. "KEEP THE LEGAL COMMITTEE!" "Start discussing changes to the bylaws and board policies in open meetings!"

The RCSC Board of directors are strangling the members. They are totally emasculating the members. They now have given themselves the ability to charge the members whatever they want WITHOUT LIMIT and the MEMBERS CANNOT STOP THEM.

The board is voting to accomplish these bylaws changes at the next board meeting.

RCSC BOARD MEETING
Sundial Auditorium
Thursday, March 31, 2011
9 a.m.

The RCSC is NOT YOUR FRIEND. They are after your money for the corporation and outrageous spending without approval of the members. WAKE UP!!!

The Sun City Formula Registry --- We let you know when the board does something that is detrimental to your interests, but it's up to you to do something about it: "The Action of the Members shall prevail."

 

3/17/11:

Anne Reports

HEADS UP! SAVE THE REC CENTERS!
Oakmont.jpg

At the RCSC Long Range Planning meeting, to obfuscate the facts and to "calm down the members," it was decided not to target Oakmont by "name," but to open up the discussion to INCLUDE ALL OF THE REC CENTERS for the "chopping block" discussion.  March 25, 9 a.m., all day, the managers will be guiding the committee through ALL of the centers to determine "usage" for possible closure.  BUT THERE'S WAY MORE TO THE STORY!  Read The Anne Report below!  It's too much information to include in the newspapers' "Letters" page.
SCFR WANTS OUTLAWED FROM "DISCUSSION" THE REMOVAL OF REC CENTERS AND MONUMENTS!  FOREVER!
CONTACT THE BOARD AT http://sunaz.com/board/directors/

PHOTO: Google Earth of Oakmont Rec Center and surrounding homes. (See the blue water of the only salt water swimming pool in Sun City! Oakmont allows homeowners to avoid crossing Grand Ave to get to Lakeview! Oakmont is the FIRST DEL WEBB REC CENTER! HISTORIC! The Sun City Museum is right next doo
r!)

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3/14/11:

Anne Reports

HEADS UP! SAVE OAKMONT!Oakmont.jpg
Next Long Range Planning meeting:

TOMORROW!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Lakeview Board Room
Lakeview Rec Center SECOND FLOOR
Del Webb & Thunderbird
9 a.m.

Good time to talk to the committee members to tell them why you want the Oakmont Rec Center to remain.

Del Webb erected rec centers and golf courses first and then built the surrounding homes. The rec centers and golf courses enhance the property values of the surrounding homes.

You don't want to lose the rec center or the golf course near yours. But, you have to speak up or someone will close it down to "save money".

If you can't attend, communicate with your RCSC board members. Get contact info at :

http://sunaz.com/board/directors/

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http://www.annereport.com
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PHOTO: Google Earth of Oakmont Rec Center and surrounding homes. (See the blue water of the only salt water swimming pool in Sun City! Oakmont allows homeowners to avoid crossing Grand Ave to get to Lakeview! Oakmont is the FIRST DEL WEBB REC CENTER! HISTORIC! The Sun City Museum is right next door!)

3/9/11:

Anne Reports

RCSC Board sends letter informing Noel Kasper and Anne Randall Stewart that they have decided to restore the Sundial Monument and that their petition request to save it will not be needed.

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2/17/11:

"'Saving Sundial Monument' in Limbo" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Without an open meeting, the RCSC board "voted" to repair the Sundial Monument instead of demolish the Del Webb icon.  That is a victory for the Members.  However, we must hold off on our celebration.  Without a public vote, board decisions are not official.  Our petition drive isn't over yet.  Stand by until the board's decision is official.  No demolition can proceed while there is a request for a petition for membership action through a Membership Vote.  See PRESS RELEASE BELOW.

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"Save the Sundial Monument" Speech

 

2/17/11:

"Sundial Monument rust a ruse" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Without discussion in an open meeting, the RCSC board had a press release that because of rust on the Sundial Monument it will be removed, citing an engineering report that it is "unsafe".  We found that to not be the case; the steel frame is not any rustier than the new steel found at a construction site.  The steel is still good.  The Sundial Monument is a historic landmark and namesake for the Sundial Rec Center.  It is an icon and necessary for the branding of Sun City.  The Del Webb history is important to perpetuate "Our Retirement Dream Come True".  After this letter was circulated, and others generated from member outrage, the board released a second notice that backed off saying they don't have enough information to tear it down and is requesting "input".  We don't trust them.  Leave the Sundial Monument where it is and take care of it.  And start having open meetings so we don't upset the membership.

PUBLISHED: THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, FEB. 17, 2011, OPINION, Letters, PG A6

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2/16/11:

"Judge denies country club claim"  Sun City Independent, February 16, 2011; Front Page and Page 7, by Rusty Bradshaw

  
Subject: The Union Hills homeowners fought back in court and won to protect their property rights to keep the Union Hills golf course a golf course according to the golf course covenants.  Their victory is a victory for all golf course adjoining property owners.  With the recent attempt to turn Quail Run into a dog park, the RCSC was watching this case with interest.  First a dog park, then condo development with $5,000/unit fees from the builder, $3,000 PIF/unit from the owners every time the deed changes hands, and a $432-per-unit annual assessment.  Ka-ching!  Ka-ching!  And Sun City will no longer be what Del Webb donated to us: "Our Retirement Dream Come True".  Instead of homes on or near a golf course, there would be high-density housing like every other community surrouunding Sun City.  
 
 
 
We thank the Union Hills homeowners for their courage in the face of expensive litigation.  We're sure the elderly living there on Social Security were scared out of their wits.  Shame on the Union Hills Country Club for tormenting them with a lawsuit which looked to us to be a coercive tactic to get them to sign off to allow condo development.  SHAME.

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1/26/11:

"Members getting fleeced"
 by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC is paying people to use our facilities for free!  In a January 14 Memo from Jan Ek, employees can use the rec centers for free, including golf.  Even part-timers can play golf for $2 which is less than what the members pay.  The members are not being treated as well as outsiders.  Start attending membership meetings until we reach 1250 quorum.  Attend regularly every quarter.  Next meeting January 27 at 9am Sundial Auditorium.
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, JANUARY 26, 2011, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

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12/22/10:

"Lake owners prevail in lawsuit appeal", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, December 21, 2010; Page 2A and 7A  
Subject: Using the legal system, the board tried to coerce a 340-percent increase in assessments from the lake front property owners.  THEY FAILED!!!  HOORAY!!!  We believe the board members who attempted these legal shenanigans should reimburse the RCSC members for the attorneys' fees paid by both parties...

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UPDATE 12/21/10: BROWN LOSES!!!  SUN CITY WINS!!!

However, AFTER THE ELECTION OUTCOME, Director Phil Cook resigned so that the board can appoint someone to take his place.  Is he being a "team player" by resigning?  Will the board have the "gall to install" Craig Brown thereby OVERRIDING the will of the people?

 

12/9/10:

"Union Hills Country Club residents continue hold out against deed restriction changes, sale"  Daily News-Sun, December 9, 2010; Page 3A by Nora Avery-Page 
  
The country club is coercing the adjoining golf course property owners to sign away their deed restrictions so that they can open up the golf course for condo development.  If they get away with it, we fear the RCSC will follow suit.  Remember when they tried to close Quail Run but came across the deed restrictions that prevented it?  If the money grubbers can start dense development, Sun City will never be the same quiet golf course community it has been for 50 years, where everybody lives on or near a golf course.

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11/26/10:

FAQ 

"Why isn't Anne Randall Stewart's husband involved in her organization

? 

Anne Stewart's husband is not interested.  However, he supports her 100%.  Likewise, Anne Stewart supports her husband's interests.  She facilitated the publishing of his novel, "Girl from JakesCannon" by Richard Eugene Stewart.  See http://www.richardeugenestewart.com. 

11/26/10:

Opinion
"It's time for a 'Brown out,' Sun City residents" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Send a message to the RCSC---we want our membership meetings back!!!  DO NOT RE-ELECT INCUMBENT CRAIG BROWN!!!  Vote only on Dec. 14 Election Day!!
PUBLISHED DAILY NEWS-SUN, NOVEMBER 25, 2010, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 6A

UPDATE 12/21/10: BROWN LOSES!!!  SUN CITY WINS!!!

However, AFTER THE ELECTION OUTCOME, Director Phil Cook resigned so that the board can appoint someone to take his place.  Is he being a "team player" by resigning?  Will the board have the "gall to install" Craig Brown thereby OVERRIDING the will of the people?

UPDATE 1/26/11: SUN CITY LOSES!!!  BROWN WINS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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he appointment was Carey Shore, same as Brown.  Both voted to increase the PIF to $3,000 after membership quorums showed up to protest.  Both voted to increase the quorum for membership meetings against state statute so that the members can't ever have a quorum again!  Shore equals Brown, so, Brown wins and Sun City loses!

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11/26/10:

The Anne Report is now multi-lingual.  See the Google Translator on each page to change the language! 

11/24/10:

Opinion
"Brown out is good" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Send a message to the RCSC---we want our membership meetings back!!!  DO NOT RE-ELECT INCUMBENT CRAIG BROWN!!!  Vote only on Dec. 14 Election Day!!
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, NOVEMBER 24, 2010, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4

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11/23/10:

Miscellaneous Links

Anne Randall Stewart's husband has a new novel on the market!  It's great!!!
See http://www.richardeugenestewart.com for more about "Girl from JakesCannon" by Richard Eugene Stewart.  Anne's picture is on the cover!  (at age 19...) 

10/26/10:

RCSC Golf Course Covenants

Quail Run deed restrictions for 1979 and 1998 are here!!  Read them and you will see the Quail Run Golf Course Community is still in danger!!

Join the discussion on Newszap Forum 29!!!

http://az.newszapforums.com/forum29/109123.html 

 

10/18/10:

Anne Reports

Quail Run deed restrictions FOUND!!  Quail Run will remain a golf course!!!

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9/16/10:

Opinion

"Call to protest RCSC contemplated increase" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: The RCSC Budget and Finance Committee recommended to the board increasing the annual assessment despite their staying nicely under budget.  Attend two upcoming meetings to protest:
  • Membership/Board meeting, 9/23, 9am, Sundial Auditorium
  • Budget and Finance meeting, 9/31, 9am, Lakeview Board Room (second floor)

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8/26/10:

"School woes lead to fines"  Daily News-Sun, August 26, 2010; Page Front Page by Zach Colick 
  
Pastor Duran is fined $2,000 for ignoring a county red tag. He will be fined $500 per day if delinquent.

http://www.yourwestvalley.com/suncity/article_14a6adf8-b139-11df-b28b-001cc4c03286.html

The school and the church are relocating out of Sun City.
 

Newszap Forum 29 -- Sun City, AZ, Blog

This forum is a little raunchy but if you stick to it and figure out the cast of characters there are some issues that get covered from all sides. Our view is represented by "annereport".  Join in. 

7/17/10:

Charter School K-8 across from Fairway Rec Center's Public Library---PROTEST!  
IMPORTANT MEETING: WED. JULY 21, 1 PM, SUNDIAL REC CENTER!!!

"Sun City School: Some worry--County: Charters allowed by right if meet criteria", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, July 14, 2010; Front Page  
Subject: A Charter School (K-8) has sneaked into the building across the street from the new Fairway Rec Center.  The kids can cross the street and do their homework in the new Public Library there and wait for their parents to pick them up after work.  Also, the school districts are looking for revenue and having a school in our district can give them an excuse to bring us into the school tax base.  If you are against having a school in Sin City's district, attend the protest rally at Sundial Auditorium, Wed. July 21, at 1pm.  Your government representatives, both county and state, will be there to feel your outrage.

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5/1/10: 
 
Petition Drive
  • On April 29, Noel Kasper informed RCSC board that petition drive is at over.  (Over 1,400 signatures in support)
4/19/10:

Opinion

"Registry fights community apathy" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Rebuttal to critic Robert Wheeler's letter against SCFR.  Wheeler in uninformed.  The Registry faces apathy which is a "soothing state of mind.  Dangerous, but soothing, like dope."  Addresses charge that the Registry is trying to change Sun City by giving examples of the sweeping changes this board has done to remove membership power.  The Registry merely wants to restore that power to the members.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, APR. 19, 2010, OPINION, MY VIEW, PG A6

 

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4/14/10:

"RCSC board to re-address member quorum", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, April 14, 2010; Front Page  
Subject: The board increased the membership meeting quorum from 100 to 3500, ending membership meetings. A petition drive ensued to remove the power of the board to write bylaws or board policies without membership approval.  A bylaw was then written to reduce the time from six month to three to get 3600 signatures and forbidding petition or flyer circulation on RCSC property.  These changes doom to failure any effort to have a successful petition drive.  Now, the board is trying to cover its tracks by "re-addressing" the quorum issue that stirred up all the trouble in the first place.  They should re-address all of their actions like increasing the PIF to $3000 and removing the rights of CCW permit holders rights to self-protection.

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4/7/10:

"RCSC approves recall petitions, SCFR rejects them", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, April 7, 2010; Page 2  
Subject: The Sun City Formula Registry rejects the recall petition {Petition P-03] that the RCSC approved because Vance Coleman's name wasn't included and changed the start date from March 29 to Oct 1 when the homeowners return from summer hiatus.  SCFR's request for the board to stop the recall by rescinding their past actions that interfered with membership action was ignored.  The RCSC increased the quorum for membership meetings to 3600, decreased the deadline for petition circulation from six months to three, closed the facilities to petition and flyer circulation and debating the issues in the Sun Views.  Petitions P-01 and P-02 that will amend the articles to remove board power to recall board members and write bylaws and board policies without a membership vote of ratification is continuing at the dog park, daily Noon-2p.

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4/6/10: 
 
Petition Drive
Noel Kasper rejects  as to "form and timing" Petition P-03 to recall the RCSC board. 
UPDATE 4/6/2010: 
On March 29, 2010, Noel Kasper rejected Petition P-03 to recall the board as to "form and timing."  He requested Vance Coleman be added and that the recall start on Oct. 1st.  The reason for the recall is the board's thwarting of "the action of Members" which is guaranteed by the RCSC Articles of Incorporation to prevail in a dispute between the Members and the board as to the bylaws, etc.  Contrary to the best interests of the Members, the board increased the Membership meeting quorum to 3600, decreased the deadline for petition circulation from six months to three, refused access to the facilities for petition and flyer circulation, and refused debate of the issues in the Sun Views. 
 

Opinion
"Registry rejects recall petition 'as to form and timing'" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Gives the history of events regarding the petition drive.  Also, explains the reasons for rejecting the recall petition [Petition P-03] and the intent to proceed on Oct. 1st when the homeowners return.  The RCSC board has written bylaws and board policies that have removed the ability for the Members to act which is contrary to the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  They guarantee that in a dispute between the Members and the board over the bylaws, etc., "the action of the Members shall prevail."

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, APR. 5, 2010, OPINION, MY VIEW, PG A6

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4/2/10:

"Petitions limiting RCSC board's power fail to gather steam--Registry pledges vigilance regardless of outcome", by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, April 2, 2010; Front page and A5
  
Subject: Two months into petition drive and homeowners still don't know that it's going on.  Approaching 1,000 signatures but need 3600 by May 1st.  Will continue if short of goal  Recall petition granted but rejected by SCFR as to "timing and form"; request Oct. 1 and Vance Coleman to be added at his request.  Dog Park petition-signing location, daily from 12-2p.  Organization is empowering to "organize better".

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3/21/10: 
 
Open records!
Good news!  You don't have to bother filling in a scary records request at the RCSC board offices stating your "reasons" for wanting to see their tax returns!  The IRS supplied them to Guidestar.org and you can see them for free without degrading yourself by begging.
Here it is:
  

3/19/10: 
 
Petition Drive
Telemarketing in progress!
To make sure our telemarketers are saying what is approved by us, we have supplied a telemarketer script to be delivered as voice mail messages.  Here it is:

3/18/10:

Miscellaneous Links

http://www.maricopa.gov/Pets/FieldEnforcement/Laws.aspx
These are the laws concerning your pets.  They may save their lives.

3/3/2010:

Opinion
"Petitions clarified" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC Gene Westemeier's letter confused the Members by referring to a recall of six board members.  There is no recall petition being circulated.  There are two RCSC-approved petitions (P-01 and P-02) which will bring to a membership vote the removal of the board's power to recall directors and to write bylaws/board policies without member ratification, respectively.

PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, MARCH 3, 2010, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 4 

PetitionsAttheDogPark-CU.jpg
Dog Park Daily 12-2p Rain or Shine!

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2/17/10:

"Residents circulate petitions for changes", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, February 17, 2010; Page 2A, 3A, and 6A  
Subject: Petitions P-01 and P-02 that will bring to a membership vote amendments to the RCSC Articles of Incorporation are available for signing at The Dog Park on Thunderbird Rd at Del Webb (La Ronde Center westside) daily from Noon to 2 p.m.  The changes will remove the board's power to recall board members and write bylaws and board policies without membership ratification.

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2/14/09:

Opinion
"Petitions seek member ratification of articles" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Sign Petition P-01 and P-02 daily Noon to 2pm at "The Dog Park" on Thunderbird Rd at Del Webb (LaRonde Center Westside); also get trained to circulate them, too!  Or, pick them up at the UPS Send Me Store on Del Webb at Talisman (LaRonde Center Eastside near Tivoli Gardens Restaurant) and you can learn to do it yourself.  Send completed signed and notarized Petition P-01 and P-02 to Anne Randall Stewart, 10526 W Tropicana Cir, Sun City, AZ  85351.  Petitions will bring to a membership vote amendments to the RCSC Articles of Incorporation that will require member ratification for the board to recall board members (Petition P-01) or write bylaws, etc. (Petition P-02).  Letter tells why.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, FEB. 12, 2010, OPINION, LETTERS, PG A6

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2/9/10: 
Petition Drive
Petition Drive Begins at the Dog Park!!!  Daily, 12 Noon to 2 p.m. until we reach our goal!"

2/6/10:

"SC group begins referendum effort"  Daily News-Sun, February 6 and 7, 2010; Page Front Page Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
Subject: The SCFR Petition Drive BEGINS!!!  We are circulating two petitions that will bring to a membership vote revisions to the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  The revisions will REMOVE BOARD POWER to recall board members or write bylaws, etc., without a membership vote.  Every RCSC member can sign and circulate.  WE NEED 4000 SIGNATURES BY APRIL 28.

click here to download file--DN-S Article

Petition Drive
"Petition Drive Begins!!!  Sign and train to circulate, Daily 12 Noon to 2 p.m. beginning 2/9/10 at The Dog Park!  Bring your dog!"

2/3/10:

"RCSC board addresses quorum quandry"  Daily News-Sun, February 3, 2010; Page 3A Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
Subject: The board formed an Ad Hoc Committee to "study" the quorum issue after the fact.  They already changed the quorum for membership meetings from 100 to 3500!!  This mean NO MORE QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS!!!  They refused to allow people on the committee who disagree with their decision.  Karen Scheurman and Noel Kasper were left off.  We believe the RCSC board illegally changed the quorum.  See our analysis below:

click here to download file--DN-S Article Re Quorum

click here to download file--Analysis of Quorum Increase and Title 10

2/2/10:

Petition Drive
"Petition Drive Begins!!!  Sign and learn to circulate on Friday 2/5/10 between 1-5pm at Menke's!!"
Subject: Two petitions to bring to a Membership vote revisions to the Articles of Incorporation:
1) remove board's power to recall board members without a membership vote
2) remove board's power to write bylaws, etc., without a membership vote.
Need 4,000 signatures before May 1.  Come out and help. 

1/29/10:

Petition Drive
"Noel Kasper requests recall petition at RCSC board meeting on January 28, 2010"
Subject: On January 28, 2010, Noel Kasper requested a recall petition.  He had to do it at the board meeting because the Membership meeting didn't have a quorum of the new board-created 3600.

click here to download file--Recall Petition request

1/13/10:

"Group explores RCSC board recall", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, January 13, 2010; Front Page Story  
Subject: The Sun City Formula Registry plans to recall six RCSC board members.  This article explores the pros and cons of that prospect.

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1/11/10:

Petition: Change Art. IX Recall and VIII Bylaws
"RCSC President Gene Westmeier approves petition language"
Subject: On January 6, 2010, Noel Kasper and Anne Randall Stewart received approval of the petition language for petitions that will bring to a Membership vote revisions to the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  The final copies of the petitions and the flyer were sent for approval or revisions.  Once those are approved, the board will set the petition numbers and the start date.  In 90 days, 4,000 signatures must be collected for the petitions to bring about a vote.

12/16/09:

Opinion
"RCSC board actions deserve recall" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Urges members to come to the 12/17/09 RCSC board meeting at 9 a.m., Sundial Auditorium, to PROTEST the motions that remove membership meetings run by the members, hinders petition circulation by reducing time limit to gather 4,000 signatures, and removes the inalienable constitutional rights to defend oneself that Sun Citians have had for 50 years.  Announces intent of the SCFR to recall six directors if these motions pass.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, DEC. 16, 2009, OPINION, LETTERS, PG A6 

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12/16/09:

Opinion
"Attend and oppose" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Call to action to attend Thursday, Dec. 17, 9 am RCSC board meeting to oppose three motions: removing membership power at membership meetings, shortening the time to collect 4000 signatures on petitions, and disarming CCW Senior Heroes who have kept the crime rate low for 50 years!  PROTEST!  All members must attend this VERY IMPORTANT MEETING at Sundial auditorium at 14801 N. 103rd Ave.

PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, DEC. 16, 2009, Letters Pg 5 
 

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11/20/09:

"RCSC board detours petition drive--Potential 60-day wait angers some at Thursday meeting", by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, November 20, 2009; Front Page Story  
Subject: Noel Kasper attempts to make a motion at a Membership meeting with a quorum to get permission to circulate petitions that would bring to a vote changes in the RCSC articles of incorporation.  The chair would not permit the motion.  The board is proving that it has given itself power to interfere with the action of the members.  The articles guarantee that if there's a conflict between the members and the board the action of the members shall prevail.  The members are getting very upset over this.

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11/18/09:

"Petition request will come before RCSC board"  Daily News-Sun, November 18, 2009; Front Page Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
Subject: Call to Action.  Thursday, Nov. 18, 9am, Sundial Auditorium Quarterly Membership Meeting.  Will make motions to allow petition circulation to bring to a ballot vote amendments to the RCSC articles of incorporation. One would remove the board's power to recall a board member without a membership vote.  The other would remove the board's power to write bylaws or board policies without a membership vote.  The organizers would have six months to gather 3,800 valid signatures to hold a ballot vote in 2010.  ATTEND AND VOTE TO APPROVE CIRCULATING THE PETITIONS!

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Opinion
"Group wants language change in state law" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry

Subject: Call to action to attend Thursday, Nov. 19, 9am RCSC quarterly membership meeting where Noel Kasper will make motions to circulate petitions that will bring to a vote to amend the RCSC articles of incorporation.  If brought to a ballot vote and approved, the changes would remove the board's power to recall directors or write bylaws and board policies without a membership vote   There is an explanation about the need to change the wording in the Planned Communities Act to conform with the "common area" tax exemption by asking District 9 representatives Rick Murphy and Debbie Lesko to sponsor a bill to get this done.  All members must attend this VERY IMPORTANT MEETING at Sundial auditorium at 14801 N. 103rd Ave.  VOTE TO ALLOW THE PETITIONS!!!
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, NOV. 18, 2009, GUEST COMMENTARY Pg 5 

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11/16/09:

Opinion
"Motions for membership meeting -- try, try, again" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Urges members to come to the 11/19/09 RCSC quarterly membership meeting at 9 a.m., Sundial Auditorium, to VOTE on the motions to allow the circulation of two petitions that would bring to a ballot vote the following changes to the Articles of Incorporation: 1) remove the board's power to recall board members without a membership vote, and 2) to remove the board's power to write bylaws and board policies without a membership vote.

PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, NOV. 16, 2009, OPINION, LETTERS, PG A4 

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Petitions: Revision to Articles
Updated versions of petition language to change the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.

11/04/09:

"RCSC board reconsiders quorum", by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, November 4, 2009; Front Page Story  
Subject: The new bylaw that would have effectively stopped membership meetings AND board recalls was temporarily tabled.  MUST READ!  The members need to pay attention to override it again when it comes up, which it will.
 

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10/30/09:

"RCSC board tables motion--Members ridicule proposal requiring 3,500 voters for recall quorum", by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, October 30, 2009; Front Page Top Story  
Subject: 350 angry Members showed up to protest the bylaw change that would increase the quorum for membership meetings and recall elections so that it would end both.  The board backed down, but don't get complacent.  They "tabled" it which means it can come back!

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10/29/09:

Opinion
"RCSC prevents membership meetings and recalls" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Urges members to come to the 10/29/09 RCSC board meeting at 7 p.m., Mountain View Auditorium, to PROTEST the motion to change the quorums for Membership meetings and recall elections to 3,500, up from 100.  This means the board will turn the mandatory-assessment payers into their "deep--pocket slaves."
PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, OCT. 29, 2009, OPINION, LETTERS, PG 6 

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10/28/09:

"RCSC board wants massive quorum increase---residents believe move will eliminate meetings"  Sun City Independent, October 28, 2009; Front Page Top Story with Guest Commentary, by Rusty Bradshaw and Anne Randall Stewart, respectively.  
Subject: The new bylaw will effectively stop membership meetings AND board recalls.  MUST READ!  CALL TO ACTION!  10/28/09, 7 p.m., Mountain View Auditorium, 9749 N 107th Ave.

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"RCSC board plans bylaw change--Motion changes number of votes needed in recall election", by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, October 28, 2009; Front Page Top Story    
Subject: Call to Action.  Thursday, Oct. 28, 7pm, Mountain View Auditorium.  Board makes membership meetings and recall elections impossible.  ATTEND AND PROTEST!

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10/27/09:

Opinion
"Bylaw change would eliminate meetings" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Call to action to attend Thursday, Oct. 29, 7pm RCSC board meeting where the board will vote to change the bylaw so that membership meetings and recalls will never happen again.  All members must attend this VERY IMPORTANT MEETING at Mountain View Auditorium, 9749 N. 107th Avenue.  PROTEST!!!
PUBLISHED SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, OCT. 28, 2009, GUEST COMMENTARY Pgs 5-6 

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10/04/09:

"RCSC board ups preservation fee to $3,000" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, August 18, 2009; FRONT PAGE   
Subject: The board raised by 20% the PIF which holds SC properties for ransom.  They claim buyers pay, but sellers are having to pay it just to get out of here.

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9/25/09:

"Angry crowd tells board: 'You lie!'", by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, September 25, 2009; Front Page Top Story  
  
Subject: A quorum at the Sept. 24, 2009, Member/Board meeting made it known that the members are against the $500-increase in the PIF."
 

9/22/09:

"Resident tries petition again", by Rusty BradshawSun City Independent, September 22, 2009; Page 2A LOCAL NEWS
Subject: Noel Kasper delivers the SECOND DRAFT of a petition to change Article IX that would only permit recalling a board member by membership vote.

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9/22/09:

Opinion
"Voices must fill RCSC meeting" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Urges members to come to the 9/24/09 RCSC membership meeting to vote on motions to overturn board actions to 1) remove the raise on the PIF and 2) to use the Sundial insurance money for the deferred repairs instead of loaning them to the Fairway renovation.  Also, warns "poor people" to not let anyone know of their dire straits and why.
PUBLISHED THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, SEPT. 22, 2009, OPINION, MY VIEW

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"Quorum needed to overturn RCSC board decisions" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Urging the members to vote on motions being presented at the 9/24/09 RCSC membership meeting: 1) cancel the $3,000 PIF, and 2) use Sundial insurance proceeds for its proper purpose, repairing the deferred maintenance of the facilities.
PUBLISHED: SUN CITY INDEPENDENT, 9/22/09, GUEST COMMENTARY 

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9/21/09:

"The Sun City Formula Registry" introduces "Buster, the Bulldog"
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"Buster"
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SCFR Mascot rescued from SCTA

9/20/09:

"Noel Kasper delivers SECOND DRAFT of petition language"
Subject: At the September 14, 2009, RCSC Director/Member Exchange meeting, Noel Kasper delivered the second draft of the petition language to bring to a Member vote the replacement of Article IX Recall of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation.  He is awaiting further objections or an approval so he may proceed with petition circulation according to Board Policy #5 procedures for initiatives.

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9/05/09:

"Group aims to change Sun City policy" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, September 5 and 6, 2009; FRONT PAGE 
Subject: The Sun City Formula Registry's request for a petition to change Article IX that wuold only permit recalling a board member by membership vote was rejected.  The SCFR plans to accept the changes the RCSC requested and resubmit the petition at the next meeting.

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9/02/09:

"Residents seek change to prevent board dismissal" -- RCSC has 60 days to review petition" by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun City Independent, September 2, 2009, FRONT PAGE TOP STORY
Subject: The Sun City Formula Registry is gearing up for a petition drive to bring to a vote of the membership a change in Article IX of the RCSC Articles of Incorporation so that board majority bullies can no longer threaten and intimidate the minority with recall if they don't vote unanimously.  The request for a petition number was delivered at the August 27, 2009, RCSC board meeting at Sundial.  The board has 60 days to comply.

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8/26/09:

"Assessment increases sound alarms" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Warning the RCSC membership to attend the 8/27/09 9 a.m. board meeting at Sundial Auditorium to protest a 20% increase in the PIF, and other proposals that will impact their security.

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8/25/09:

"Sun City residents encouraged to protest plans" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Explains the urgency of attending the 8/27 9 a.m. RCSC board meeting to protest the increases in assessments and other issues.

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7/29/09:

"Stewart is name-called" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Rebuttal to Computer Club of Sun City VP Barry Spinka who called Anne Stewart a "trouble-maker".  He's behind the $20-million Fairway Project.  Watch your wallets when Barry's around!

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7/14/09:

"Viewpoint homeowners win case against RCSC" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, July 8, 2009
Subject: The RCSC board voted to raise assessments from $300 to $1000 on Viewpoint Lake homeowners who, consequently, filed suit over it.  The RCSC board claimed a 30-year old agreement was "unenforceable," but the judge said it was.  The RCSC lost and the agreement stands.  The board vacations in July and will decide whether or not to appeal in August when they return.  Their modus operandi is to keep appealing until the homeowners run out of money to fight them.  This method has been very effective in the past and intimidates homeowners from challenging them in the future.

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6/28/09:

"Group calls for Ullman return" -- Ousted board member called an 'independent thinker' by Rusty Bradshaw
Sun Cities Independent, June 24, 2009
Subject: The RCSC board voted unanimously to remove board member Ann Ullman.  The Sun City Formula Registry opposes the removal.  Ms. Ullman is the sole dissenting vote on the board and as such should be allowed to remain and represent her dissenting positions.  The RCSC articles of incorporation allows 6 board members to remove the other 3 if in its opinion they are incapable of performing their duties.  For a decade the SCFR has warned the membership of the danger of this article to control dissenting views through the oppression by threat of recall by the two-thirds vote.  SCFR urges the membership to join in protest and vote to change this article.  If the board wishes to recall a board member, it MUST be brought to a vote of the membership.

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6/23/09:

"RCSC management is anything but idyllic" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC VP Gene Westmeier's 6/18/09 opinion claiming the managers aren't to blame, the board is.  Calls for the members to support Ann Ullman at the 6/25/09 board meeting at Sundial.  She is the "watchdog of frivolous spending" and was kicked off the board by the board claiming she couldn't perform her duties.  Yes she can.

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5/7/09: added the construction photo to UPDATE article
4/08/09:
   
"Creek project too costly" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC board wants gutters on Willowcreek costing $435,000.  Stewart wants Pacific Aquascape to be able to bid on the project to keep Willowcreek Del Webb quality.  She fears they will be shut out by specs calling for a gutter which they don't do.  If they are, Stewart calls for recall of board members and dismissal of employees in support of it.
UPDATE: Pacific Aquascape was shut out of bidding.  On Monday, at the 4/6/09 board meeting, Tom Beckwith delivered a PA bid for $203,000 or $308,000 depending on the length, which was immediately rejected.
So, Willowcreek will get a gutter instead of a water feature and it will be done by Alliance, a first-time contractor, with no identifiers on their trucks at the construction site.

*Pacific Aquascape's bid to waterproof Willowcreek

3/25/09:

"Reversal moves to regaining members' faith" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for The Sun City Formula Registry
Subject: RCSC board's reversal of their proposed decision to close down the delis is a beginning to reversing the loss of members' faith that they are protecting the members.  That faith has been systematically eroded by board members and management not telling the whole truth, coupled with board policies removing member power and oversight.

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UPDATE 3/25/09:
Allegedly, there was a settlement check for $4.3 million, which was not confirmed or denied by the RCSC board.  Allegedly, the repairs to the Sundial roof came in at $4.5 million, and there was an additional $1 million spent on upgrades without a membership vote.  The board is "hush-hush" because they claim "sanctions" will be levied against them by Cincinnati Insurance if the amount received became "public."

3/07/09:

"Casa Grand HOA run like a racket --- community suffers" by Bill Coates bill.coates@azcapitoltimes.com
Arizona Capitol Times, March 6, 2009
Subject: Can this story happen in Sun City?  Warning signs: Closing delis; filling in the Viewpoint Lake; selling off golf courses for development; meetings done in secret; telling homeowners they don't own the rec centers to shut them up; $17 million annual operating budget; $10.5 million on Fairway without a membership vote; $3.5 million on Bell without a membership vote; $8 million on Sundial without a membership vote; a Bid Commission made up of three board members meeting without minutes and spending independently without permission from the other six board members; board members forced to vote unanimously in public or risk getting kicked off the board; board claiming not to be regulated by the Planned Communities Act when they are the biggest and first in existence; and more. 
  

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2/25/09:

"Community should pay maintenance" by Anne Randall Stewart, Sun City
Subject: RCSC targeted Viewpoint Lake property owners over 300% assessment increases for lake maintenance and declared their contract "unenforceable".

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1/21/09: 

"Resident attendance poor--RCSC officials believe members satisfied" by Rusty Bradshaw, SUN CITIES INDEPENDENT, January 14, 2009, Front Page Headline

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10/11/08:

"RCSC member fights for right to speak" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for the Sun City Formula Registry, Publisher of anne@annereport.com
Subject: Rebuttal to criticism by RCSC Board and supporters.  Directs readers to The Anne Report for detailed account of treatment at the hands of the RCSC.
THE DAILY NEWS-SUN, OCTOBER 11, 2008, PAGE A6, OPINION, LETTER

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"RCSC framing of Anne Stewart chronicled" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for the Sun City Formula Registry, Publisher of anne@annereport.com
Subject: September 3, 2008, rebuttal to Daily News-Sun letter of August 19, 2008, by RCSC Board member Don Schordje. This is a detailed account of Anne Stewart's treatment at the hands of the RCSC.

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10/1/08:
  
"RCSC should follow rules" by Anne Randall Stewart, Spokesperson for the Sun City Formula Registry, anne@annereport.com
Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC General Manager Jan Ek's letter of 9/24/08 in the Sun Cities Independent where she lamely defended not allowing newcomer Steve Zeitler to use the facilities until he got a driver's license (after paying $3,190!) and her public disclosure that "investor" owners cannot use the facilities thereby jeopardizing the "common area" property tax exemption according to ARS 42-13402.C,4.
THE SUN CITIES INDEPENDENT, OCTOBER 1, 2008, PAGES 5 and 10, OPINION, LETTER

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9/11/08:
   
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9/6/08:

Opinion
"Schordje is just plain wrong" by Ken Gegg
Subject: Rebuttal to RCSC board member Don Schordje
DAILY NEWS-SUN, September 6, 2008, Pg A4, OPINION, My view

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8/27/08:

Opinion
"RCSC president boasts bad ideas" by Kenneth Gegg
Subject: Bad facility management
DAILY NEWS-SUN, August 9, 2008, Pg A4, OPINION, My view

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8/8/08:

Opinion
"Overwatering causes brown spots" by Angelo Zappella
Subject: Golf operations advice
DAILY NEWS-SUN, August 6, 2008, Pg A6, OPINION, Letters

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8/7/08:

Opinion
"Wasting resources on bad ideas"
by Angelo Zappella
Subject: Lakes East and RCSC golf operations
INDEPENDENT, August 6, 2008, Pg 4, OPINION, Letters

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8/5/08:

Opinion
"Board boasts of having bad ideas" by Kenneth Gegg
Subject: Against Open to the Public
INDEPENDENT, July 30, 2008, Pg 4, OPINION, Letters

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7/24/08:

Opinion

"Sun City must keep retirement dream alive" by Anne Randall Stewart

Subject: Against Open to the Public

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6/27/08:

"Stewart More Credible than Nichols" by Ken Gegg, Sun City

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6/3/08:

STAYING ALIVE: CPR INSTRUCTION VIDEO

5/29/08:

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5/28/08:

Opinion

"Vindicated? Not Exactly" by Anne Randall Stewart

Subject: The Sundial Roof Collapse

Judge's Opinion and Order -- 16 Pgs 24.65 MB

2/7/08:

Archives: Salamone ORDER exonerating him.

2/6/08:

Russell Beck Deposition

1/28/08:  

Miscellaneous Links

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1/22/08:  

The Grand Freeway

1/18/08:  

Staying Alive -- Identifying a stroke.

12/10/07:  

Sundial History -- Roof Collapse

11/26/07:  

Cincinnati Insurance vs. RCSC

11/17/07:  

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