Happy Friday morning, COGS E-newsletter Reader. Does your
HOA have current emergency contact info for you? Got treasurer
talents? Bargains available at city surplus. Museum of West
docent tours now Tuesdays to Fridays Did you
know we have a unique Police Headquarters Museum?
all the new members who went to our website
or mailed us. We appreciate your interest in the COGS
mission “CONSISTENT LAND USE POLICY AND THE PRESERVATION OF OUR
UNIQUE QUALITY OF LIFE”
update your personal information with your HOA.
The chairwoman of one of our advocacy groups, Scottsdale
Coalition, wisely asked us to remind readers that your home
association keeps contact records of their complex homeowners.
In an emergency (fire, plumbing, as well as medical alert home
checkup) they need to know how to reach you or an emergency
contact person. Too many HOA records are years out of date.
When newspapers stack up at a front door, neighbors should
correctly become concerned if someone is inside and possibly
in need of help. A current home and cellular phone number is
important to neighbors and the HOA office. AND don’t forget
to order your Emergency Lockbox to house that entry key for police
Peachtree Software talent:
Historical Society, a non-profit, volunteer organization housed in
the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Scottsdale Civic Center, is
seeking a new Treasurer. Knowledge of Peachtree Software is
a requirement and a CPA is preferable. Duties include
working with the Manager, maintaining accounts, writing checks,
and giving a financial report at the monthly Board of Directors
meetings on the third Monday night of the month. Estimated
time involved is approximately two hours a week. For more
information, please call (480)-945-4499, or email at:
The website for the Scottsdale Historical Museum is:
High School Golf Team
by sponsoring a hole or gathering a
foursome to play in their annual fundraiser tournament on May 16th
at the McCormick Ranch course. Contact Coach Chris Brandt at
to buy a bargain?
The city of
Scottsdale offers to the general public the opportunity to bid
electronically on a wide array of assets using our Public Surplus
materials auction web site. View the current City of Scottsdale
Competitive Arizona is planning a community forum
to talk about issues impacting the LGBT community in Scottsdale.
It is hosted by Scottsdale Councilmembers Virginia Korte and Linda
Milhaven on Tuesday, May 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM at North
Scottsdale United Methodist Church located at 4140 N.Miller
Road—just north of Indian School Road across from the Fry’s
Civil Discourse Forum
will be hosted by the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission on
Thursday, June 25th, in the Kiva (city hall). It will have
four presenters with different perspectives on LGBT issues in our
city. It will be televised over Channel 11 but you are
encouraged to attend. Details will come in future COGS
Police Museum on Indian School Road & Granite Reef Rd
know our city has a fascinating hallway museum at Police
Headquarters? It will interest ages 3 yrs old to ancient
with a police motorcycle, forensic displays, official gear worn
and used, police stories and crime items.
The western hall is
complete showcasing the Deputy Marshall office during the
1960’s-1970. It is FREE. Just enter the front door and be
greeted by the receptionist.
of the West—Western Spirit Docent Tours
Tuesday through Fridays.
Our newest museum is located at Marshall Way & 1st Street south of
Main Street and offers informational tours. Here is the schedule
to fit your day and guests.
11:15 a.m. and
Learn the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as
the Corps of Discovery) and how contemporary artist Charles Fritz
illustrated the Corps' journey, more than 200 years later.
of this one-of-a-kind collection brings to life the cowboys,
lawmen and other figures of the Old West through their saddles,
spurs, and other quintessentially western items.
Crossroads and Confluence of Cultures Tour
of two exhibitions spotlights how encounters between American
Indians and the first Euro-American explorers led to friendships,
as well as conflicts. It also touches on themes such as trappers,
settlement and exploration.
NOTE: Reservations are not
required, unless you are bringing a group of 15 or more. To make a
reservation, call 480-686-9539.
AND THIS WEEKEND EVENTS:
AZ Paint Horse Club—jump,
trop, gallop in all age competition.
FREE Saturday & Sunday 8 am to 5 pm at WestWorld of Scottsdale
166601 N.Pima Road. info at
11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday - Sunday, May 8 - 10, 6922 E. Main St.
Saturday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing
Arts, 480-499-TKTS.........and the unique event called
Night at the Stadium,
6 - 10 p.m., Friday, May 8, Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn
about the history of O’Odham and Pilpaash
cultures of the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community at a coming public
meeting of the
Community Council of Scottsdale.
Our fellow advocacy group will be meeting Thursday, May 21st
in the Granite Reef Senior Center auditorium Room 1 at 7 pm to
8:30 pm. Valerie Lewis, cultural outreach coordinator for the
Indian Community will be the guest speaker
was a joke
to give retiring Scottsdale Officer Jim Hill a small shirt plus
woman’s watch. His less formal party last week at Flicka’s
was packed beyond capacity with well-wishers as he moves on to a
security position with a Maricopa County Community College.
Hopefully someone will continue his library reading program as a
police officer engaging positively with young children.
Thank you, Jim, for all the extra programs you conducted
for our city and its residents.
COGS ISSUE INVOLVEMENT:
Mountain Estates proposed project (2) AZ Trust Land
Auction/Camelot Homes proposed project (3) Rockbar conditional use
permit and city alley lease (4) T mobile 50 ft. tower request at
Camelback Rd/Granite Reef Rd (4) Sushi Bar remodel plan and Old
Town design standards (5) General Plan 2035 Land Use and Character
and Design draft text (6 ) city’s Design Center ownership and/or
leasing proposal review (7) tracking EPCOR Paradise Valley water
district rate case ( 8) tracking SW corner Lincoln & Scottsdale
Road project to be proposed post sale of property.
These are assigned to specific COGS
Board members who are highly qualified on that issue. COGS
members volunteer as neighborhood leaders. Interested?
Have another issue that needs to be on this list? Contact
Chairman Sonnie at
email@example.com or call 602 717 3886 cellular
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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