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We thank the following publications for covering RCSC AND SCFR news: Sun Cities Independent (Reporter Rusty Bradshaw) and Daily News-Sun (Reporters Jeff Dempsey and Jeff Grant) and others. However, The Daily News-Sun no longer covers RCSC.  Only the Sun City Independent does now.  Look for our communications to the members in the articles and opinion pages!  Please READ THAT NEWSPAPER to become aware of dangers to the loss of your property rights! 

"Permission to republish articles does not reflect an endorsement on the part of the newspapers of this web site or our mission."

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06/21/17:

 "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:

 "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

02/28/17:

 "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."

02/15/17:

 "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:

"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:

"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"

11/25/15:

"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"

6/2/15:

"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:

"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:

"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:

"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"

4/15/15:

"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"

10/22/14:

"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"

12/18/13:
 
"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"

7-31-13:

"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"

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"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)

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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"

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"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"

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"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 perform 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"

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"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"

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"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

 

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"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".

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"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

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"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

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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...

click here to download file

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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.
 

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"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.

click here to download file of Independent 7/14/10 article

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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".

click here to download file

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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

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"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

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

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

click here to download file

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"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.

click here to download file

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"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!

click here to download file

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"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.

click here to download file

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"RCSC board tables motion--Members ridicule proposal requiring 3,500 voters for recall quorum"  Daily News-Sun, October 30, 2009; Front Page Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
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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"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 
  
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"  Daily News-Sun, October 28, 2009; Front Page Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
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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"Angry crowd tells board: 'You lie!'"  Daily News-Sun, September 25, 2009; Front Page Top Story by Jeff Dempsey 
  
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."
 

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

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"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 would 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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"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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"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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"Viewpoint homeowners win case against RCSC" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, July 8, 2009; FRONT PAGE
   
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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"Spokesperson for "Phantom Group" defends tactics" by Jeff Dempsey, Daily News-Sun, June 30, 2009

Subject: RCSC President Warren Hoffman calls Sun City Formula Registry a "phantom group".  Anne Randall Stewart says they have to be in order to protect its members from board reprisals.  She explains how the Registry works and urges a change to the articles of incorporation that would prevent the board from recalling a board member without a membership vote.

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"Group calls for Ullman return" -- Ousted board member called an 'independent thinker' by Rusty Bradshaw
Sun Cities Independent, June 24, 2009; FRONT PAGE

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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"Lawsuit says Casa Grande HOA run like a racket -- community suffers"
by Bill Coates, Arizona Capitol Times, Friday, March 6, 2009

http://www.azcapitoltimes.com/freestory.cfm?id=10599

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"Resident attendance poor -- RCSC officials believe members satisfied" 
by Rusty Bradshaw, Sun Cities Independent, January 14, 2009, FRONT PAGE HEADLINE

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