November 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm #3095Rana GoodmanKeymaster
At the December board of directors meeting the SCA board is expected to render they decision regarding the Community LifeStyle’s recommendation to allow Spotlight to become a chartered club.
The controversy comes from the the similarity between the function of what Spotlight will do and what the Performing Arts Club already does. The CC&Rs clearly state that no two clubs may conflict with each other, yet the LifeStyle Committee has given Spotlight their blessing regardless. If the SCA Board agrees, it is my opinion that the rule itself should be set aside since approval will be a precedent setting move opening the door for duplication of any other club now in exsistance.
The major reason given for the formation of Spotlight is the mentoring of members, those coming from PAC claiming that the teachings of PAC don’t take their tutorial far enough. Personally it seemed odd that the charter idea followed the realization that as a club came the many benefits that the same production people were not receiving as outside producers.
What the board decides will be interesting to watch since there is no denying that duplication is in almost every area of the proposal.November 26, 2016 at 12:16 am #3102Phyll PerryParticipant
Yes, that’s very true. I totally agree with you Rana. IF the rules change they must change for everyone. AND they have already changed. There are many duplications of club activities throughout SCA. More than 1 women’s club, men’s golf and women’s golf instead of 1 Golf Club, lots of game clubs instead of 1 game club under the same umbrella, political clubs, 2 canasta clubs and more.
And of course, there also many different kinds of entertainment and performing arts so it would be impossible not to have some overlap given the diversity. Most people cheering for the Spotlight Club approval were also in favor of the Entertainment Club forming because we all love entertainment – ALL kinds. I believe members of PAC were against that happening also so you must remember that arduous process. It has been over a year that these residents have been waiting and due diligence has definitely been met with Lifestyle’s board approval.
We aren’t ready for the rules and regulations of a nursing home yet are we? Too many rules already which dilute our enjoyment and if we want this 55+ community to be the #1 active senior development in the country again we need to get active. Celebrate the diversity! Why should our options be limited? Why do residents have only 1 production show this year? We have a large talent pool which is growing so we need more shows to let everyone have the opportunity to be on stage and stay active. PAC turned down all the profits allowing this group to do 2 shows if they were a PAC support group. They said they didn’t need the money and didn’t want this group to bring in additional shows that sell out. They consider themselves amateurs having fun which is fine for some but not for all.
Ticket sales for PAC shows have not changed without any competition this last year. If there is no space problem and we are fortunate enough to have talent in the community who wish to pursue their own genre then why not? We should feel proud to have professional and career entertainers living here and mentoring. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to attract more to our retirement community?
If PAC members and others wish to hone their talents with the proposed FREE workshops that Spotlight has on the docket why not? It will make everyone better at what they do. Nobody says you can’t belong to more than one club. Why should just one group negate the desires and goals of another group and dictate what you can and can’t do. We are too old for animosity. There should be enough room for everyone at SCA to do what they want in these later years of their lives while they still can. Life is short. Now that Liberty is opening back up it should alleviate any space problems. Freedom Hall should embrace Freedom not discrimination. This facility is underutilized. Unless the Entertainment Club plans to do a lot more shows there shouldn’t be a conflict or competition for sales. If the show is good people will come. It only enhances the lifestyle at Sun City Anthem.
In fact there are even possibilities of Spotlight co creating with the Entertainment Club, PAC, Veterans, CHC, ICCC, and others if everyone would just think outside the box. We already have many of these performers giving of their time at many SCA events. Life just isn’t black and white. I would rather be fair than be correct any day.
Phyll Perry – member of PAC who supports Spotlight ClubNovember 26, 2016 at 2:38 pm #3103Rana GoodmanKeymaster
You make manyinteresting points Phyll. I cannot tell you how many people from SCA come up to me at Sun City Mac Donald ranch when I am checking them in for our Vegas Voice shows ad ask me why Dan and I are not bringing these shows or our guardianship seminars to SCA. We have to explain to them the hoops we have to go through to make that happen in Anthem compared to any other community in the city.
The burden of the over whelming rules we must abide by is the key and most of them really make little sense. I just wish we had leadership that, just for once would think with a logical mind an stop running SCA with the mindset of “well it was always done that way so that is how it is”.
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