What We Are About? The Sun City Anthem Community Association is a homeowner-controlled age-qualified HOA located in the City of Henderson, NV. The SCA View newsletter and website were established in 2003 to inform the residents of Sun City about the activities of the Association, which at that time included the Developer, Pulte Homes, who had acquired Del Webb in 2001. Content for the newsletter comes from a variety of sources, including the Association, Board and Standing Committee meetings, residents and the personal views of the editor/publisher, Ron Johnson. Resident content, opinions and inquiries are welcomed. To contact Ron, see the "Contact Us" section at the bottom of this page.
Other Sun City Anthem Content Providers. The SCA View newsletter is one of six community e-mail-based providers serving Sun City residents. Click here for information on who those providers are and how to contact them.
A Brief History. The SCA View-Journal was inaugurated as an e-Journal in November 2003 by Ron Johnson. Originally incarnated as The Sun City Anthem View, we adopted the present name in September 2004. On 15 December 2005, we incorporated as The SCA View-Journal, Inc., a non-profit corporation that also operated a website at www.scaview.org until 2015. Content from that former website, parts of which are being incorporated into this site, is available by contacting Ron Johnson. You may view the Corporation's varied purposes here.
Chapters of a forthcoming e-book, Paradise Lost: The Sun City Anthem Story, were published in 2015 on this website: http://thesuncityanthemstory.com. To learn more about why I wrote this book, you can read the e-book's "Acknowledgments" page here.
This website was inaugurated in 2016.
How to Subscribe to The SCA View Newsletter? Homeowners and residents of Sun City Anthem may subscribe to The SCA View by clicking on this e-mail Link and providing me with your first and last name and your Sun City street address and by inserting "Subscribe" in the program's "Subject" box. Clicking on that Link should open your mail program with my address automatically displayed in the "To" box. That e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Opt Out? Subscribers who would like to opt out of receiving any future SCA View newsletters, notify of a change in their e-mail address, delete or change a secondary e-mail address, notify of a delivery issue, or offer a comment, lodge a complaint or ask a question may do so by (1) sending an e-mail message to Ron Johnson at email@example.com; (2) Clicking on the e-mail program’s “Reply” button for the SCA View newsletter, entering your message, and Clicking on the “Send” button; or (3) writing to Ron Johnson at 2040 Rose Cottage Way, Henderson, NV 89052. If an action on our part is required, you will be notified when your requested action has occurred.
Editorials. Editorials are typically generated in response to a topic of potential community interest. In presenting such articles, it always has been our primary objective to inform; to highlight important community issues; and, where appropriate, to bring about change. Our view is that the community is better server by having available diverse opinions on matters affecting the community's governance. Such dialogue is intended to contribute towards the betterment of our community. It's when there is a lack of critical discourse that we should be wary and concerned about the state and health of our community. With that in mind, we have not shied away from expressing an opinion concerning pressing issues, promoting causes, challenging certain actions or inactions, while providing informative reports.
Biography. Ron & Olga retired and moved here from southern CA in 2001. Ron, a former investigator for the Federal Government, retired with nothing more than the thought of achieving a little peace and tranquility, along with a long life that we all aspire to, health permitting, of course. After all, he thought, his dad and grandfather lived well into their 90s, giving him a fair shot at 25 or more years of restful seclusion nestled in the heart of Sun City.
After only a few months here, Ron learned that following his prostatectomy he had an advanced stage of prostate cancer, technically, Gleason stage 8, with an undetermined outcome. While most persons with prostate cancer will actually die from some other natural occurring disease, many people are dying from prostate cancer, for which there is no known cure. For now, though, Ron has no serious health problems, is feeling good, and his PSA test results have remained normal at <0.1. Anyone having a question concerning Ron's experience with prostate cancer is welcome to call (702) 617-8172 or by sending an e-mail.
In connection with Pulte's the Anthem Master Plan proposed changes for Sun City, Ron became involved in the Facilities Cost Task Force, which helped to define the range of community desired amenities and recommended space allocations in advance of the efforts of the work by the Recreational Amenities Committee. Ron was also active in providing certain support for Favil West and the then assembled Core Group and their negotiations with Del Webb that led to the adoption of a formal Sun City Agreement between the Association and Pulte.
In the spring of 2003, Ron was instrumental in the formation of the Anthem Highlands Committee, a group of residents who were highly concerned about Pulte's 2002 decision to reduce the size of Sun City from 10,000 homes to 7,144 homes and eliminating an executive golf course. Pulte’s Master Plan proposed changes, prompted by a desire to increase sales, created two new communities: Solera and Anthem Highlands. Predictably, the Committee’s efforts to thwart Pulte’s plans were not successful.
When the Developer's Kitec plumbing leak problem surfaced in 2007, adversely affecting Pulte's first 3,000 homes, Ron was alone in providing helpful information to homeowners in a series of articles on alternative solutions and critical protocols that were needed to properly address the imminent prospect that their plumbing system would soon fail due to the dezincification of their yellow-brass fittings. Unfortunately, Ron's efforts reached fewer than 50% of the affected homeowners. Incredibly, the Association remained silent, did nothing to alert homeowners and stood by while members had to fend for themselves without providing any information or guidance on how best to address this community-wide problem. As a consequence, uninformed homeowners were misled by contractors and others into making untimely, ill-advised repair decisions . We know that because the reported incidence of leaks stemming from those decisions has risen in recent years. And Pulte, who opted to not repair any Kitec-plumbed home, failed to notify those homeowners of the protocols that were necessary to bring about a complete and proper repair.
In 2013, Olga passed away from complications of a stroke.
Permissions and License. Resident contributions and copyrighted materials (articles and images) may not be copied, reproduced, or republished in any manner without the written consent of the author, creator, and/or the publisher. In the case of editorials, comments and reports written by Ron Johnson, such work is covered by and licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Contact Us. Please feel free to use any of the methods below to contact Ron.
Ron Johnson, Publisher
The SCA View-Journal, Inc.
2040 Rose Cottage Way
Henderson, NV 89052