RCSC Announces Candidates Running in 2021 Elections


The Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors and the Elections Committee is pleased to announce the names of the candidates who will be on the ballot in this year’s election:

  • Kat Fimmel
  • Karen McAdam
  • Alan Lenefsky
  • Frank Thorwald
  • John Nowakowski
  • Candace Ruggiero
  • Stella Van Ness

Candidates are vying for four RCSC Board of Directors positions this election – three 3-year positions and one 2-year position. The directors whose terms on the Board expire at the end of the year are Treasurer Sheila Rooney and Directors Rich Hoffer, Dan Schroeder and Gene Westemeier. The top three candidates with the most votes will serve 3-year terms and the fourth vote-getter will serve a 2-year term. All candidates must receive a minimum of 100 votes in order to win a seat on the Board. Should there not be four eligible winners, the Board will appoint another Member to complete the term(s) which remain unfilled.

RCSC Cardholders will have the opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their stance on the issues at two Candidate Forums on Monday, November 1 from 2 to 4pm and Wednesday, November 3 from 6 to 8pm. Both Forums will be held in the Sundial Auditorium. Candidates will be available to meet and greet attendees starting 30 minutes prior the start of each session and light refreshments will be offered. There will also be the opportunity to view video recordings of these sessions on the RCSC YouTube channel for those unable or uncomfortable attending in person.

Other opportunities to meet and speak with the candidates include at upcoming Board Meetings (if candidate is able to attend) on October 11, 28, November 8, 18 and December 6. All Board Meetings begin at 9am in the Sundial Auditorium.

Candidate biographies will be available at the Corporate/Board Office at Lakeview Center, in upcoming editions of the SunViews newsletter and via the RCSC Web Portal once online voting begins on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 8am.

While RCSC Members are encouraged to sign up and use the RCSC Web Portal to cast their ballots, they will also be able to vote in-person on Election Day (Tuesday, December 14) from 8am to 4pm in the Lakeview Social Hall #2 should that be their preference.

Lastly, absentee ballots may be requested by contacting the Corporate Office at 623-561-4600 beginning on November 8; the last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed is Friday, December 3. Members also have the option of picking up an absentee ballot at the Corporate Office during this period, but all absentee ballots must be received no later than December 14.

Those elected to serve on the Board will be sworn in at the Board Meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the Sundial Auditorium.

The Sundial Auditorium is located at 14801 N. 103rd Ave. and the Lakeview Center is at 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City.