- What is RCSC?
- What is the Recreation Center of Sun City, Inc.’s (RCSC’s) mission?
- What does RCSC do?
- What doesn’t RCSC do?
- What is the RCSC Board’s fiduciary duty?
- What is RCSC Management’s role?
- What is a Recreational Centers of Sun City (RCSC) Member?
- What if the owner of the Sun City property is not an individual?
- What is an RCSC Cardholder?
- What is a Privilege Card?
- How can Members make recommendations to the Board or let the Board know their concerns?
The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (RCSC) is a private, non-profit corporation which owns and operates approximately $95M of recreational and social facilities in Sun City AZ. RCSC manages a $22M annual budget and employs approximately 375 employees, both full- and part-time. Approximately 65% of RCSC employees are Sun City AZ residents.
RCSC facilities include the following:
- 7 Recreation Centers – (over 400,000 sq. ft. under roof)
- 8 Golf Courses – (1,100 acres)
- 5 Snack Shops (located at the golf courses)
- 2 Bowling Centers (Lakeview 24 lanes, Bell 16 lanes)
- 2 Cafés (leased & located in the bowling centers)
- Sun Bowl (open-air amphitheater)
- Viewpoint Lake (33 acre man-made lake)
- Duffeeland (off-leash dog park)
While all Sun City AZ residents are not RCSC Cardholders and therefore may not be able to use the recreational and social facilities offered by the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc., it is the mission of RCSC to provide for all Sun City residents (should they choose to participate) the broadest range of recreational and social facilities possible to enhance their active lifestyle and well-being.
RCSC owns and operates seven recreation centers (Mountain View, Fairway, Oakmont, Lakeview, Sundial, Bell and Marinette), eight golf courses with five snack shops (South, Quail Run, North, Lakes East/West, Riverview, Willowbrook/Willowcreek), two bowling centers with leased full-service restaurants (Lakeview and Bell), one open-air amphitheater (Sun Bowl), softball field, a 33-acre man-made lake (Viewpoint) and Duffeeland, an off-leash dog park.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (RCSC) does not regulate or monitor private residences, streets, or medians in Sun City AZ. Sun City AZ is not a city but an unincorporated part of Maricopa County, therefore, streets and medians are maintained by Maricopa County. The Sun City Homeowners Association (SCHOA) and respective condo associations are responsible for enforcing the deed restrictions on non-commercial properties in Sun City AZ.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc.’s (RCSC’s) Board of Directors (Board) is bound by law to uphold its fiduciary duty. The law imposes fiduciary duty to ensure that power is exercised conscientiously. The RCSC Board of Director’s fiduciary duty requires it to act in the best interests and for the benefit of the corporation. This fiduciary duty has two components: one, to act within the Board’s authority and two, to apply the business judgment rule. The business judgment rule asserts if a board has exercised reasonable business judgment in making a decision, the board is not consider negligent in its fiduciary duty. A board is not liable if they have practiced the business judgment rule even if the decision turns out to have been a poor one. The business judgment rule also requires the Board to exercise the duty of care and the duty of undivided loyalty.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City’s (RCSC) management is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporation and enforcing the Restated Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Bylaws, Board Policies and any and all rules and regulations of the corporation, commonly referred to as the corporate documents. Management has the authority and responsibility to implement policies, procedures, rules and regulations covering day-to-day operations and personnel provided that such are compatible with the corporate documents.
RCSC Members are Deeded Real Estate Owners of property located in Sun City AZ. Members must be a Sun City AZ property owner 55 years of age or older (unless qualified under spousal exemption) and occupy the Sun City AZ property as his/her primary Arizona residence unless his/her other Arizona residence is farther than 75 miles from Sun City AZ. If there are more than two Deeded Real Estate Owners per property who meet the qualifications for a Member Card, such Owners must decide which two of the Deeded Real Estate Owners shall be classified as Members. Up to two Member Cards may be provided for each property, provided there are two persons who meet the qualifications.
Each individual qualified as a Member shall be issued no more than one Member Card, regardless of whether more than one Sun City property is owned and assessments and fees are paid. A multiple property Owner is not considered to occupy more than one property at a time. Each individual qualified as a Member is entitled to only one vote on each matter voted on by the Members.
If the Deeded Real Estate Owner is a Trust, no more than two of the Grantors / Trustors / Settlors, or if deceased, no more than two remainder beneficiaries of the Trust may be deemed to be Members, provided that they meet the individual Member qualifications. If the Deeded Real Estate Owner is a Corporation, LLC, Partnership, LLP, or any other entity (“Company”) that may represent non-individual ownership other than Trusts, the Company may select two of its shareholders or partners to be Members, provided that they meet the individual Member qualifications; and further provided that said individuals have an ownership interest in said Company.
Recreation Center of Sun City (RCSC) Cardholders include two categories: Members and Privilege Cardholders. RCSC Members are Sun City AZ property owners who meet specific qualifications. Non-Owners, renters, tenants, lessees, and/or occupants of property located in Sun City AZ may be entitled to purchase a Privilege Card provided that they meet certain eligibility requirements.
A Non-Owner may be issued an 30 day, 60 day, 90 day or annual Privilege Card for a fee, as determined by the Board, provided: (a) at least one Owner or Non-Owner who occupies the property is 55 years of age or older; (b) the Non-Owner occupies the Sun City AZ property as his/her primary Arizona residence unless his/her other Arizona residence is farther than 75 miles from Sun City; (c) the Non-Owner is not under 19 years of age, and; (d) the property assessments and fees, where such Non-Owner resides, are current.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City’s (RCSC) Board of Directors (Board) takes their role and duties very seriously. The Board wants input from the Members and wants to keep Members informed. As a Member of RCSC you have a responsibility to participate in the governance of RCSC.
Members are invited to attend the Board/Member Exchange meetings generally held on the second Monday of each month at the Lakeview Recreation Center in Social Hall #3 at 9am. This is a time when the Board and Members can exchange ideas, suggestions, information and concerns. Members can have a dialogue with the Board as it is informal and interactive. Members should bring to this meeting anything they want the Board to consider or change. No decisions are made at this meeting, it is simply an exchange. The Board also encourages Members to send comments, concerns or input via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via letter to 10626 W Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City AZ 85351.