There's just something about Sun City that compels me to be involved. I suspect understanding the history's makeup plays an enormous role in that inspiration. From the beginning, residents took ownership, dug in and did their part. As much as i wanted to be part of the long range planning committee, i couldn't sit there and watch stupid play out. I spent the majority of my work life working in and around a not for profit organization and have seen the good, the bad and the ugly up close and personal. It was time to move on. When i left, it freed me to get more involved in the two other organizations i've been working with. The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum is simply one of the coolest places in the community. The potential is unlimited and we will be testing those limits of growth in the coming years. The other is SCHOA. I had my issues a couple of years back, and boy have they changed. New leadership has given them new life. They went from being all about being their for their "business partners" to being there for their members and the community. Awesome transformation. So here's the two things each are on the cusp of releasing: * On November 1 the museum will hold a "members only" opening for the new addition. If you join for as little as $25 you will get an invitation to the event. For non-members the museum will be open to the public on Nov 2nd and 3rd. The next year, there will be dozens of "member only" events scheduled but more on that later. * SCHOA is in the process of finalizing a Community Reference Guide. For years they produced a phone book and a community guide. Both were half-assed efforts. This new booklet/magazine format is simply spectacular. It will be delivered to every doorstep after the first of the year. Stay tuned on that one as well. As we evolve as a community, hopefully we improve and in both these cases that is clearly the case.