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I would like to welcome everyone back to our winter paradise in the desert!
Another summer has come and gone, and it is great to see so many familiar faces back here at Outdoor Resort
Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Can we predict the future? No. Can we plan for the future? Yes. So, when you look at our vision statement, it is our attempt to think about and plan for the future with collective imaginations and wisdom. As you may have heard, we have merged the Facilities and Strategic Planning Committees into one committee called Planning. This committee is critical to us realizing our vision. As such, we will be working to develop a long-term strategic plan. This plan will then provide the road map for our short-range projects. Executing the plan means there will, inevitably, be change. Speaking of change, every season we arrive to the resort and wonder what has changed. Some changes we see as positive and some we question why the change was made at all. We all know that change is inevitable, but we also sometimes yearn for how things used to be. It is our hope and belief, that if we have a strategic plan in place, the changes we make will be understood when viewed in the context of that plan. Nonetheless, there will always be those who question changes. Part of our vision statement speaks to the “social atmosphere and climate”. When changes are made, often times we will hear owners question why the change was made. Some even express their displeasure with the change. Every owner has the right to let the Board and management know what they think. Sometimes, this can come across to owners as negativity, and can result in a degradation of our social climate. So how do we counteract this effect? As I stated in the last Board meeting, we have so much to be thankful for and many of the changes are viewed as positive. I am going to make a concerted effort to point out some of the positives every chance I get. At the Board meeting, I recognized Frank, our Security Post Commander, for the excellent job he and his team did over the summer. I am asking each and every owner to consider pointing out some of the positives that you observe or experience when you have the opportunity. We need to hear all of the feedback but let’s make sure we keep it in perspective.
Palm Springs. I would also like to take this opportunity to greet all our new owners and hope that the kickoff to your first season here is enjoyable! Many of you have kept up with the progress of the summer by reading the Out and About emails detailing what we were up to while battling the 110+ degree weather. As a brief overview we plastered many of the pools and spas, including the two spas and one pool at El Saguaro (ES), resurfaced the tennis courts at La Palma as well as satellites A,B,C, & F, put new artificial turf in the dog run, replaced the balance of the bad benches, seed buckets and ball washers on the big 18 golf course, refinished the tee monuments of both courses, added a delivery ramp at La Palma by the café, replaced a couple of the lake fountains, placed new date palm trees and lighting in the front entry, replaced our old and tired street sweeper and updated the ES kitchen. Regarding the ES kitchen, we did experience some delays in the permitting process and then some additional; delays once construction started as we found some structural issues that need to be cured. Hopefully at the time of the this article being published, the kitchen will be completed with a new hood and cookline giving us more flexibility when catering events like the rib dinner, potato bakes and bar food service. Despite the challenges with the kitchen project, the problem is working with a building approximately 35 years old. We’ve had some other updates regarding our management team as well as changes to the facilities listed above. I am happy to welcome Morgan Bonney and Remington Post to the team. Morgan is the new head of our Lifestyle and Events department and has jumped right in working hard to provide some great events, food and entertainment for the members. Remington is spearheading a new position here at ORPS and is overseeing our golf program. He has been instrumental in implementing our new tee time software and adding value to our program with his knowledge of the game and overall golf operations. They are both doing a terrific job so please help welcome them to the ORPS family. I would also like to thank the balance of our management team and all our staff for the great work they did all summer. Our management team is as follows: Brenda Mejia - CFO, Byron Jessie - Facilities Manager, Jennifer Miranda - Resort Services Manager, Frank Flores - Post Commander, Kristine Agular - Assistant Controller/IT. I would like to thank the Board members, all the volunteers and the rest of the members for all they do for the resort to help make it such a special place. Here’s to a great season!
Perspective: What you see depends not only on what you look AT, but also where you look FROM.
BOARD MEETINGS, December 2019
BOARD PLANNING MEETING
Monday, Dec 9
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, Dec 16
La Palma Ballroom
BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS, December 2019
Tuesday, Dec 10
Wednesday, Dec 4 & 18
DOG OWNERS & FRIENDS
Monday, Dec 9
Thursday, Dec 5 & 19
Wednesday, Dec 11
Tuesday, Dec 3
HEALTH & FITNESS
Tuesday, Dec 3
SAFETY & SECURITY
Friday, Dec 6
Saturday, Dec 7
La Palma Ballroom
The terms of two current Board Directors, Dede Loop and Maryellen Muir, will expire in March of 2020. Once again we are searching for dedicated owners to put their names forward as candidates to fill these two vacancies. A wealth of talent and experience resides within ORPS. Serving on the Board of Directors is a challenging and rewarding way to contribute to your Resort. An understanding of the Association’s governing documents, serving on an ORPS Committee, volunteering within the resort, or having served on a
governing board, are all experiences that would benefit prospective board members. However, the only requirement of a candidate for the Board is that they must be an owner of record and may not be delinquent in HOA assessments. Additionally, only one owner per lot is eligible to serve on the Board at any one time. The Board Nominations Committee, consisting of Charlie Leahy and Maryellen Muir, will be reaching out to the ownership to provide information and answer questions from owners who may be interested in serving as a Director. Persons interested in learning more may contact them directly or stop by the La Palma Board Office to pick up an information packet which contains a Board Candidate Application Form.
Applications will be accepted until 4PM Monday, December 30, when nominations will be closed.
VISION STATEMENT Outdoor Resort Palm Springs strives to be the ultimate RV Destination, unsurpassed in facilities, activities, amenities, social atmosphere and climate. Our 5-Star community delivers a “personal paradise and escape” creating new friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Have a voice in how our Association is governed. Help work out solutions. Serve your community. Bring your talents to the Board table. Become a candidate for Member of the Board of Directors! 3
HEALTH & FITNESS COMMITTEE Welcome back! Happy to see so many in the gym. Just a reminder, please use the sanitation wipes to clean off your equipment after each use. We want to keep all healthy and well. The Health and Fitness Committee will be selling bricks again this season as annual fundraiser. Leave your legacy at ORPS. Go check it out. Brick walk is outside the gym. Reach out to Kathy OedeKerk, Gabe Fratada, Terry Huff or myself in Lot #1. We are also in search of a new self - motivated committee member who wants to be creative, motivated and enjoy Health and Fitness. We are in the process of searching for new health speak- ers for January and February. Further information to come. Back by popular demand, we will also be doing our 5K walk/run February 15. I will personally be in the gym 3 days a week. If you need help with proper weight usage, or wanting greater health and wellness, I am happy to help. Just seek me out. As a certified massage therapist and medical practitioner, I will be offering massages in the resort, (by appointment only). I hope to see you all out walking or in the gym. Our bodies are made to move .... So let’s get going. It’s going to be a fabulous season!! Healthy Living - Nutritional habits for an active life style lectures, will be held at Annenberg Health Sciences located at 3900 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage. Monday, January 13: Diet Pitfalls by Barbara Sassower, MPH, RDN, CDE Monday, January 27: Colorful Foods by Rachael Dillion, RD Saturday, February 15 starting at 9AM 5K run/walk Monday, February 24 Healthy snacks by Lisa Misi, RD Chavalla Lopez-Bassham, Chair
Each year we return to the resort from our busy summer lives and it’s good to refresh our understanding of the resort financials. As a Board, we work with our management team to manage the resort for the benefit of the owners. We finished the 2018-2019 fiscal year with our expenses well within budget. We have strong budget and accounting processes in place and our annual audit was completed over the summer. Recent changes in California law have imposed new responsibilities on the Board to review financial documents. The California minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13 an hour on Jan 1, 2020. Minimum wage will increase to $14 in 2021 and $15 in 2022. These wage increases impact some of our employee wage rates and also impact Vintage and our other contractors. The non-wage parts of our budget, such as supplies and utilities, are also subject to inflationary pressures. We are fortunate to have an active Finance Committee staffed with owners who have the skills and experience to guide the Board in its financial decision making. On July 1, the HOA monthly fee increased by $11 to $394. We are projecting that increasing costs will lift the HOA monthly fee by another $12 a month in July 2020, and $13 a month in July 2021. We would like to thank the 66 owners who signed up for ACH (Automatic Clearing House) payment of their HOA fees and another 115 owners who signed up to accept Email distribution of their Annual Disclosure mailings. Reducing the work load for our employees is an important way owners can help control our expenses.
Charlie Leahy, CFO
Finance Committee Committee members Howard Berman, Dave Crosswhite, Bill Dietrich, Doug Folsom, Doug German and
Dave Mueller met mid-November to be apprised on of the activities of the Board since April 2019, specifically addressing new statutory requirements of the Board in regard to financial matters, and the results of the audit process of the year 2018 - 2019. We also devised a work program to identify and select resort operations to study in more detail. We will also be undertaking our usual role in the preparation of the budget for 2019-2020.
Ted Wilson, A&A Chair See page 14 for article
Gail Pollock, Chair
DOG OWNERS AND FRIENDS COMMITTEE
Hello from the Dog Owners and Friends Committee!!! We all hope you had a wonderful summer and welcome you back to the resort. You may have noticed that over the summer our primary dog relief area (by the maintenance yard) was renovated and refreshed with new drainage and turf. K-9 Grass designed especially for the use in dog parks and dog boarding facilities. K-9 Grass has a special drainage system plus has an antimicrobial built into the blades which is non-toxic. This system is the best available on the market and if you have a pet, you might want to consider installing this turf on your lot. Stay tuned for an updated cleaning protocol but for now please continue to remove any feces and rinse the turf after your dog makes a visit. You also may notice upon your return that some new Doggie Waste Stations have been installed in the resort. Please remember that it is all pet owners’ responsibility to clean up after their pets and properly dispose of any waste. Additionally, there is a trial going on which runs from 10/1 to 12/31, which allows dogs in the grassy areas on the back and sides of the tennis and pickle ball courts. In January 2020, the DOF committee will provide the Board with observations and feedback gathered during the trial period for consideration regarding a decision to implement a permanent rule change. Why is this trial so important??? The goal of the common area trial is to improve the facilities and culture for dogs at ORPS and increase pet owners’ ability to comply with rules and regulations by opening up some of the common areas. The current social climate at ORPS has eroded to a point that owners are having altercations regarding the use of common areas and the Cathedral City Police have been involved. After much consideration and discussion of various alternatives, the committee decided that this request was the most reasonable way to gather data for decision-making regarding long-term pet regulation changes. This would not put an undue burden on any specific area of the park by having many dogs congregate in one area. This would allow all dog owners to reasonably comply with the rules regarding usage of common areas. It would also resolve the need for additional relief areas which would be costly to implement. The Dog Owners and Friends Committee welcomes your feedback and participation. The Dog Owners and Friends Committee meetings are open to all owners, so please check out the homeowners’ website for the meeting schedule. If you are interested in joining the committee please email me at: Our38ftlife@outlook.com
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PLANNING COMMITTEE Facilities & strategic
The Facilities Planning Committee is pleased to report that new furniture is in place at the Pergola located at El Saguaro. We are also pleased to announce the kitchen project at El Saguaro is nearing completion after multiple unexpected challenges. We wish to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Also, improvements to the 19 th Hole bar area through the efforts of John Boudin and Don Renoe have been made for the enjoyment of everyone. And, new lighting has been installed in the landscape areas surrounding the pool at ES to provide a safer walkway. The Committee has several new projects under evaluation and planning, with more information coming. Members of the committee welcome any and all owners’ concerns and ideas, don’t hesitate in bringing them forward. We all wish ORPS to continue being the outstanding resort it is! Douglas Folsom, Chair
Brenda King, Chair
ORPS Family Motor Coach Association
New members Potluck Supper Benefits Balloons and Boats
Welcome back to the Desert and a very special welcome to our newest family , Dan and Val Hannah from Tacoma Washington. They reside on Lot 883. We are glad you are with us. So who can be a member of the FMCA? The answer is any family or person with a Motor Coach or a towable RV may join the FMCA; 5th wheel or Travel Trailer and former RV owners alike, RV vendors and manufacturers too. So your RV no longer needs to have a “Motor”. There are over 400 FMCA clubs across the US and Canada. Some chapters are regional specific, some chapters are virtual; some based on your RV manufacturer or model, some revolve around interests like amateur radio or rallying in Canada or Mexico. You will find applications near the mailroom in El Saguaro. Just some of the Benefits include Emergency Medical Assistance as needed, mail forwarding, travel assistance in the event of an issue, discount tires for your RV, truck or car, a huge network of friends and a totally informative hard copy or downloaded magazine. The FMCA North America parent club dues are $85 for a Family membership. Local dues are $25 for ORPS FMCA. New members will also need to purchase a name tag to prevent the question, “ Who are you anyway?” or the proverbial “I forgot your name”. What are we doing in the near future? We have the East Room and Kitchen La Palma Club House reserved on Wednesday Nov 20 for our 1st Potluck supper. On Friday Nov 22 from 3PM - 7PM, weather permitting a hot air balloon glow on the golf green down from La Palma. This is a joint venture with ORPS Lifestyle & Events Office and your own FMCA Vice President and Pilot Jeff Buchman. On Saturday Nov 23 find Jeff flying and the balloon groupies at the annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival . On December 7, we have two considerations: (A) overnight to Dana Point Harbor Boating Parade of Lights near San Juan Capistrano CA or (B) stay local and tour Palm Springs Festival of Lights downtown. Who are we? We are 55 families strong. Pam Rose President 224-217-1869 Lot 989; Jeff Buchman VP 202-577-6478 Lot 835; Treasurer Vicki Helmer 253-312-0193 Lot 1082; Membership Ralph Joiner 530-913-6594 Lot 1800; FMCA National Director Doug
On November 10, 2019 these Marines celebrated their 244th birthday. Many thanks to George and Sandy Holquin for putting it together. We had a great dinner at Bella Roma followed by a delicious cake. This group told their stories and it was a terrific to learn about their experiences. Hoorah!!
Hibl 209-480-8971 Lot 99 and Secretary Ken Hearn 610-573-3747 Lot 835. Please direct comments or questions to President Pam Rose.
LADIES Are you looking for an opportunity to meet some remarkable Women? Do you want to meet women who Love the Lord? Well
Chapel meets every Sunday at 8:50AM in La Palma Chaplain Jim Gwinn Lot 274 847-445-0077
then join us!! Starting January 15 at 9AM in the East Room (LP) we will begin a 7 week study of Psalm 23 by Jennifer Rothschild, THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD Psalm 23, is a Psalm we have all heard most of our life. It is beautiful, promising and full of hope. In all my 46 years of knowing Christ as my personal Savior, it opened my eyes, that much more, to who Jesus is. Expect to be changed. This is a quote from one of our enthusiastic ladies, who loves The Lord. PLEASE grab a friend and join us for a time of sisterhood that will enrich your lives beyond measure. For more information call
Come Join Us! All are Welcome
APARTRIDGE INAPEAR TREECHRISTMASCAROL
Each line of this song was written to teach children spiritual reality they could remember. The truths were written in a code word containing religious realty: 1. The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. 2. Two turtle doves were the Old Testament and New Testament 3. Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. 4. The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 5. The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books. 6. The six geese a laying stood for the six days of creation. 7. Seven swans a swimming represented the seven fold gifts of the Spirit; Prophecy, Serving, Teaching. Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy. 8. The eight maids a milking were the eight beatitudes. 9. Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Spirit; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self control. 10.The ten Lords a leaping were the ten commandments. 11.The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples. 12.The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed. That is your history lesson for the Christmas Season. A strange song becomes a Christmas Carol. Clip this out and share it with friends and family this Christmas.
Donnice Koch (913)952-9285 or text email@example.com
RESORTERS CHORUS Attention ALL ORPS residents If you enjoy singing just for
fun - please come and join us beginning on Tuesday, November 19 from 2 - 3:30PM at La Palma Ballroom for the Resorters Chorus. We would love to have you as part of the approx. 45 adult singers. We’re looking forward to another great year of singing together. For more info contact Pat Duncan 250-833-8498 firstname.lastname@example.org or Margot Baur email@example.com Pat Duncan, Director
Those we love don’T go away, they walk beside us every day
Residents of ORPS Recently Passed
Rick Beaty Betty Dahl Marvin Harrop Dave Lemke Len Loftus Barbara Means Nancy Nation Ruby Palin Rick rebel Don Pashote Janette Zuber
December Chapel Programs 1 Bill Rigg 8 Jim Gwinn 15 Mark Williams
22 Jim Gwinn 29 Jim Gwinn
ORPS QUILTERS & SEWING CLUB Calling all those in need of needle therapy! We would like to invite you to join us in the West Room Monday - Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM. This group allows us the room and time to work on individual projects, as well as group projects. The group projects help the club to raise money and give resources to the Cathedral City Fire Department, first responders and to domestic violence victims at Shelter from the Storm. An example of the club’s charitable efforts can be seen in the picture and letter written to the Cathedral City Fire Chief.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP To Be held Thursday, December 5 3:30PM Owners’ Lounge The Innocents
While on one of our medical aid incidents, a child became very concerned for his mother’s emergency. Chief Engineer Pike & Firefighter/Paramedic Caouette offered the child a blanket to ease his concern. Afterwards, he was all smiles. He and his grandmother allowed me to take his picture after the ambulance had left with his mother.
by Michael Crumney Two children orphaned at a young age in 19th century Newfoundland, rely on one another to survive alone in one of Earth's most challenging times in
this harshly beautiful novel. It is based on a true story.
Everyone is welcome
For information: Jean Dietrich 760 992-8225
Hats Off to the Truck 412 “B” Shift Crew! Thank you, Rick West Paramedic Fire Captain EMS Equipment & Training Division Cathedral City Fire Department Some dates to remember … February 15, 2020 – ORPS Quilters & Sewing Club Quilt Show March 11, 2020 – Ladies ‘ Luncheon Sponsored by the ORPS Quilters & Sewing Club This club is open to everyone. Please drop in and see us or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can join our Facebook page by searching for: orps quilters & sewing club
WEDNESDAYS AT LA PALMA
6:30PM Early Bird Bingo 7PM Regular Bingo Games end around 9PM Paper pack of 10 games $6 Early Bird sheets $1 each Intermission game $1 each
• Popcorn, Candy & Soda available
Join the Fun Chair, Sandy - 951-236-3155
Laura Moore, Lot 646 ORPS Quilters & Sewing Club Reporter
Lifestyle and Events
L i f e s t y l e and Even t s Depa r tment Upda t e s
…,,Movies in Owners’ Lounge Tuesdays @ 4PM & 7PM Hot dog & chips - $4.50 (5:30 - 6:30) Margie’s Homemade Cookies available too! Watch for E-Blasts
Morgan comes to us with 10 years of food service and 4 years of event planning experience. He was a Food & Beverage Director in Cathedral City since June 2016. Morgan managed the NCAA girls fastpitch tournament 3 years in a row, as well as many other events big and small. He is a California native and has lived in the desert area since June 2016. Morgan looks forward to joining the ORPS team! We are happy to also welcome back Alyssa Torres. Another new addition to the team is Yesenia Soto to help in the Lifestyle and Events office. Stay tuned for future emails!
Free entertainment back this season Check out the E-Blasts for times Starting in January there will be scheduled
entertainment at ES on all Tuesday , Wednesday , and Thursday evenings. Along with dance bands, easy listening music, Karaoke, DJ's and games, light food such as Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Tacos will be sold on different nights. Bring your friends and guests to the 19th hole and enjoy some fun events.
Hosted by Jason Love Comedy
Saturday December 7 6:30PM El Saguaro Ballroom $15 per ticket Tickets available online Funny. Clean. Relatable.
One of today’s hardest-working comedians, Jason Love has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, and Dry Bar Comedy. His crafty punch lines and guitar bits make him a favorite for companies like Chevron, Google, and Pepsi. Says L.A. Weekly, “Jason Love is comedy that brings people together.” Jason performs at clubs around the country, from the Laugh Factory in Hollywood to Carolinas on Broadway. He performs overseas for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines. His clips are played daily on Sirius XM.
Jason’s non-profit, Love & Laughter, brings free shows to cancer support communities throughout the country.
Golf Department Updates Meet our
FRIDAY MORNINGS Reminder: We are experimenting with 8AM shotgun starts on Fridays to maximize course usage during peak times and also determine if this will increase the amount of tee times throughout the day going forward. Please sign up through the events tab or through the Friday 8AM shotgun grey tab above the tee sheet for that day. Sign ups will start at 7AM on Fridays for the following week. Each member will be able to book up to one foursome each week. Hole assignments will be emailed on Thursdays and also visible on the tee sheet after Noon. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will remain with tee times starting at 7:24AM off of #1 and 7:16AM off of #10. Please reply to Remington Post email@example.com with any questions or feedback.
Golf Operations Manager
who will manage and oversee our golf department. Remington Post
has over 15 years experience at public, private, and high end resort golf facilities. Remington is here at ORPS to ensure that your time at the golf course is fun and includes a 5 star resort type experience. Remington grew up in Keystone, CO and is currently the Teaching Professional at The Raven at Three Peaks in Siverthorne, CO during the summer months. He has a strong passion for golf and helping others enjoy their game to the fullest. His golf experience includes positions as a Head Professional, Teaching Professional/Coach, Club fitter, Sales Rep., and Tour Caddie. He also has played in many professional tournaments including the 2019 PGA Professional Championship. With this extensive experience Remington is confident that he will share best practices and improve the golf operations here at Outdoor Resort. For any assistance with your golf experience or feedback please contact Remington at firstname.lastname@example.org Please copy and save as one of your favorites. Log in User Name (is your lot number with an A or B after it) Password (This will be your last name, all lower case. After your first log in, the system will require that you change your password so it will be unique to your account). To book a tee time, click on the Tee Times tab at the top of the page. You can also create and mange foursomes to easily select the players with whom you normally play. This can be found on the Partners/Guest tab. On the Events tab at the top of the page, you can see the tournament schedule with the start times for the current year. The Help tab at the top of the page will take you to a list of videos on how to book tee times and create groups. On the main page of the website you will find information regarding the course conditions, upcoming events and items that the starter shack now offers for sale. Lastly, we will be continuing our relationship with Cathedral Canyon Golf Club. They are offering special pricing to ORPS’ residents and have some additional programs to offer. This information will be emailed out and also be posted at the Starter Shack. FREE Member Clinics Mondays 3PM - 4PM Get Ready Clinics Tuesdays 3PM - 4PM WELCOME TO THE FORETEES RESERVATION SYSTEM https://web.foretees.com/outdoorrps
FINAL TOURNAMENT at ORPS Last Season April 6 One Club Tournament
Thanks to Fred Hyde who adds a little more fun and a great challenge to the end of the season by organizing this event!
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Are you interested in playing golf equally with everyone in your foursome? Do you ever feel out of place when competing against golfers who outscore you every hole? If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to start understanding golf handicaps for beginners. Once you have found your handicap, you will be on an equal playing field against everyone who also has a handicap. Whether you have a good golf handicap or an average golf handicap, the system is designed for fairness and equality . The handicapping system allows golfers of all abilities to compare their expected abilities. A proper and legitimate handicap can be used for a variety of tournaments and fun rounds of golf, so make each stroke count. Purpose The purpose of a golf handicap system is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The same time, the System disregards high scores that bear little relation to the player's potential ability and promotes continuity by making a handicap index continuous from one playing season or year to the next. Two basic premises underlie a handicap system, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review . The player and the course/club’s handicap committee have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises. Outdoor Resort Palm Springs Golf Handicap System The ORPS golf handicap system is a standalone system, and not in anyway associated with the USGA/GHIN handicap system. The ORPS golf handicap system will provide the player with a handicap once at least 5 scores are entered. The ORPS handicap index compares a player’s scoring ability relative to the ORPS 18-Hole course par of 54 strokes. Scores from the back-9 short course are NOT to be recorded. The ORPS handicap system reflects a player’s potential because it is based upon the best scores posted for 10 of the last 20 rounds. As new scores are entered, the oldest scores drop off. It is imperative to establish & maintain a true representative handicap. If your posted handicap is not representative of your true playing ability and potential, it affects your team’s scoring results, which penalizes your teammates, and fellow competitors. It is important that golfers not manipulate the handicap system by recording only their casual-round high scores so that they can better their handicap scoring in tournament play – also known as ‘sandbagging’. And secondly, and less frequently, recording only their casual -round low scores to maintain a lower, or vanity, handicap. Players should reliably be able to play within a 2- 3 strokes of their posted handicaps. The ORPS golf commit- tee reserves the right to adjust a player’s posted handicap should a player continually best their posted handicap by upwards of 4 plus strokes.
Tuesdays we have a mixed scramble. Thursdays play is men and women on separate teams. Play your own ball all the way around the course. Game formats will vary from week to week. Teams are handicapped and both high and low handicaps are welcome. Guests handicaps will be based on your home course handicap. Register at ES between 8 AM and 8:45 AM, play starts at 9AM. Games are generally $5/person. 50/50 draw tickets and Hole In One buy-ins are also open. Join us to meet your neighbors and make new friends!
2019-2020 Tournaments Saturday, DEC14, 2019 - Orange Ball Saturday, JAN 11 - String
Saturday , JAN 25 - Owners only. Hole In One Saturday/Sunday , FEB 8 and 9 - Sweetheart Friday, FEB 21 - Can-Am Saturday, FEB 29 - Three Club Fri-Sat-Sun , MAR 13, 14, 15 - Club Championship Saturday , MAR 21 - Farewell Tournament
2019-2020 GOLF COMMITTEE Bob Moore - CHAIR Brad Curle
Hal Mortenson Brenda Goorts Michelle Moore Gail Pollock Mike Schnarr Glenda Edwardson
LADIES’ PUTTING CLUB Sign up Wednesday mornings 8:45AM at ES
Bring your putter, a ball and 4 quarters and have FUN!
Submitted by Gail Pollock , Secretary
Some photos from this event
TENNIS at ORPS We are well into our 2019/2020 season. Our first Horserace was held on Saturday November 2. It was well attended for this early in our season. The people below were our winners!
We have already had more excitement than we needed on one of our courts. Our good friend Roger suffered a heart attack and through the heroic efforts of some of our members he was revived and came to our first meeting to offer his thanks. We’re all so glad it ended well.
A big shout out to our 65 plus ladies USTA team. They won their league here and went to Sectionals. They walked away with the spirit award. They indeed represented ORPS with their winning spirit! You gals rock!!
We also had our first potluck/barbecue of the year. We had 38 in attendance and the food was delicious. Gordon “interviewed” some new members and it was quite informative.
Submitted by: Kathy Brown, Tennis Communications
A NEW 2019-2020 SEASON BEGINS! Mixed pickleball shootouts begin November 20! Play begins at 9:00 AM, with check-in by 8:30 AM. Court washing will be every second Friday, 11AM to 2PM.
PICKLEBALL MEETING SCHEDULE
February 5, 2020 March 4, 2020 at 11AM - El Saguaro Ballroom. January 15, 2020. 10:00 AM - Outside on the pickleball courts.
PICKLEBALL PARTY EVENTS – SAVE THE DATE!! December 6, 2019 Ugly Sweater Party January 24, 2020 Themed Table Fundraiser February 7, 2020 Studio 54 Dance Party February 29, 2020 Pickleball Annual Dinner/Dance
Check out the PICKLEBALL INFORMATION BOARD
BALL TESTING Ball testing is scheduled for November 13, 2019 at the courts.
for any changes to the schedule. The schedule is also available at: http://orps.com/activities-clubs/sports/pickle-ball/calendar
MARGARITAVILLE USA NATIONAL PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INDIAN WELLS
PADDLE COMPLIANCY Is your pickleball paddle “green” and compliant as noted on the USAPA lists? Look it up and be sure at https://equipment.usapa.org/paddle-list/
(Barrie Hill, Nancy Jensen - above) (Ron Schmeck and Doris - left)
ORPS residents were well represented at the championships. Congratulations to our silver medal winners Ron Schmeck and his partner Doris; Barrie Hill and his partner Nancy Jensen; and bronze medal winners Barrie Hill and his partner Terry Brine! A big shout-out for the efforts of Chavalla Bassam, Keith Bassam, Katie Tarabochia, Dean Tarabochia, Jennifer Corbin, Nick Kiniski and Daniel Lehman.
Always be in the ready position! Next time you are out playing pickleball - STOP and analyze your body position. To be ready you should 1) keep your feet shoulder width apart and bend your knees slightly; 2) keep your weight on the balls of your feet – not your heels; 3) relax your shoulders and upper body; 4) keep your arms and paddle in front of your body and pointing slightly up. “Pickleball Portal” - https://www.pickleballportal.com/guides/7-pickleball-tips-to-improve-your-game
Submitted by Lynn Barry
The A&A Committee has been very busy since October 15th when we resumed evaluating and approving permits. That policy is, we only approve permits for review between October 15th through April 15th. That will be the standard going forward. The committee meets twice a month every other Wednesday in the East room at 1PM. At our next meeting we will be discussing types of shade structures allowed in the resort. We haven't set a standard. We evaluate each shade structure request on a case by case basis. That is because these products continue to evolve. However, the soft top, or canvas top shade structures are of concern. We have seen the tops get destroyed by the brutal sun in this climate. The canvas used in these lesser expensive models are not Sunbrella material like most of the umbrellas, rather a lesser quality material that just doesn't stand up the brutal UV rays. Additionally, feedback from owners on the challenges of installing and removing the tops seasonally, as required by our rules, is leading the committee toward eliminating the canvas tops and encouraging the hard metal top structures as our standard. All these are scheduled to be discussed at our next meeting. We welcome all input from owners. Please consult with us BEFORE purchasing a shade structure. Another item the membership should be aware of is the new mandate by the City of Cathedral City for electrical upgrades on the lots when doing major renovations or ANY electrical changes to the lots. The old wiring on many lots is not up to code and in many cases dangerous. We see a lot of this. The City, and our rules, mandate a licensed electrical contractor perform all work of this nature. None of our employees are licensed electricians. They are not allowed to perform ANY of this type of work. Please don't jeopardize their employment by consulting with them. Our General Manager has counseled all employees on this condition regarding employee work rules. Another item I want to mention is regarding our rules on RV rig aesthetics. We replaced the 15 yr rule with the aesthetic rule. This requires ANY rig sold within the resort to pass an inspection. That rule also requires ALL rigs to be kept to an acceptable standard. Our Compliance coordinator and the committee is evaluating all the rigs in the resort as we ALL want a beautiful resort as our winter home. My team of volunteers not only review and approve permits but also provide consultations to our members on what the rules allow as well as ideas for lot improvements. I would encourage all owners to go online and review the rules and take advantage of the services we provide.
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Ted Wilson, A&A Chair
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