Survey Prize Winners: Congratulations to Sherry Caldwell, winner of the 2023 dues waiver! And to the five lucky members who each won a $100 ActiveNet credit.
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 GVR offices and customer service desks will be CLOSED Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, November 23, all centers close early at 6:00pm. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, limited amenities will be open on a special schedule of 5:30am-6pm: Pools, sports courts, and fitness centers ONLY at Canoa Ranch, Las Campanas, the Pickleball Center, Santa Rita Springs, and West Center. On Friday, November 25, all recreation facilities will be open as usual, 5:30am-9pm.

 Security Update: As quickly as possible after the intruder incident at Las Campanas, staff took steps to improve security. The incident was a serious one—several elements indicate that it was a deliberate incursion into the women’s locker room. The woman involved did not “encounter” the intruder, he sought her out. Not knowing anything about this man or his state of mind, staff moved swiftly to convert many entrances to exit-only to make it easier for staff and members to keep an eye on who was entering facilities. A week later now, the Pima County Sheriff has no updates. Most gates and doors are reopening.  Staff and members are urged to remain alert to activity at entrances. Members are asked to please refrain from holding doors and gates open for folks they don’t know. Staff have already begun consulting with security firms for a campus-wide assessment and will report back to members as soon as we have a plan to pursue. Finally, please remember that your member card is for your use only. Guests are your visitors from out of town and should use a guest card. Renters and AirBnB customers are not guests—they are tenants and should use a tenant card.

 The arrival of the WINTER COURSE CATALOG will be delayed. Due to a key staffer experiencing a medical emergency, the catalog production schedule was disrupted. Members will find it ONLINE from the homepage at next week. Lobbies with customer service desks will have a few copies for on-site perusal. Registration will open on-schedule, December 5.

 Annual dues invoices will arrive in mailboxes near the end of this month. Online payments can be made starting December 1 (watch for a button on the homepage at If you anticipate having trouble paying your 2023 dues ($510), or making a full payment on time, please consider applying for MAP (see next section below) or for a dues payment plan. Click HERE for the dues payment plan application, which must be submitted anew each year. 

 The 53rd Annual Artisans Festival started today and ends tomorrow, November 19 9am-3pm, at West Center. Expect food trucks, door prizes, and the unique handcrafted wares of over 100 local artisans. Take care of all your holiday shopping with one trip! Hosted by the GVR Lapidary and Silversmithing Club.

 El Tour de Tucson bicycle race will again come through the area tomorrow, Saturday, November 19. Continental and the Old Nogales highway will be routes to avoid. To attend the Artisan's Festival, approach West Center from the north on La Canada. 

 GVR is HIRING! Part time, evening Custodians work stable 4-day schedules, cleaning centers in teams. Full and part-time Recreation Services Assistants work in centers assisting members with activities and events. A full-time Fitness Coordinator is needed to ensure the fitness facilities operate smoothly. Full time GVR staff are offered medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. All staff receive vacation pay, 401k match, and an annual GVR dues waiver.  Click HERE to view open positions and apply. 
East center has a pool! It is NOT OPEN yet, but the crew pictured above plastered the interior yesterday and started filling it overnight. Click HERE to watch the water level rise in real time--fair warning, it's a lot like watching paint dry. The plaster will need to cure for a time before the pool can be used. SAVE THE DATE for a celebration of the new pool on December 15, 1pm-3pm. Expect food, music by Mike Finkelstein and Friends, caroling and of course, a ribbon cutting! Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy the music from the water.
Each year, the Member Assistance Program helps GVR members in need pay their annual dues so they can stay active and contribute to their clubs and social groups. The MAP program is funded primarily through the generous donations of GVR members like you. Click HERE to make a tax-deductible donation to MAP through the GVR Foundation. The GVR Foundation has helped fund the annual MAP awards since 2014.

This year, the members of the GVR Foundation Board have personally pitched in to match the first $10,000 in donations to MAP.  Clubs have donated nearly $7,000 so far. Donate today to double your impact!

If you need help to pay your 2023 GVR dues ($510), click HERE for the 2023 MAP application or visit any customer service desk for a paper copy.
Clubs and Community
 The GVR Canadian Club is hosting a potluck! Please bring your favorite beverage, eating utensils and a potluck dish to serve eight (8). No RSVP needed. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 19, 12:30pm–4pm, Santa Rita Springs Center – Rooftop Patio. For more info:

 The GVR Canine Club invites all GVR members to the 1st Annual Membership Meeting. Get to know your fellow canine lovers, hear about upcoming activities, & events, enjoy guest speaker Jill Cruz, and share your suggestions. Humans only please. Wednesday, November 30, 1pm at Santa Rita Springs Anza Room. RSVP to  Find out more HERE.

Board Meeting Highlights
At a regular meeting on November 16, the Board of Directors took the following actions:

-Reviewed the third quarter financial report presented by the CFO
-Directed staff to obtain quotes and draft contracts to improve center security
-Rescheduled discussion of CPM Part 3 for the January work session
-Approved Board Affairs Committee recommended changes to the CPM Part 4
-Directed staff to move forward with a vision of creating a social gathering recreation center at the Del Sol Clubhouse by building out both floors
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
December 14, 2-4pm in the West Center Auditorium/Zoom

-Check HERE before meetings for documents. 
-Regular meetings are scheduled for 2pm at West Center and via Zoom.
-Watch the online calendar HERE for schedule changes or special meeting announcements.
-Zoom links to all electronic and hybrid meetings can be found HERE on the day of the meeting.  
-Can't make the meeting? Watch the video afterward, HERE.

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GVR Now!

Complete digital issues of GVR Now! are available HERE.

Paper copies are available at all centers and in a distribution box at the Joyner-Green Valley Library.

Monthly issues arrive in centers during the first week of each month.

Facilities Project Updates
GVR's facilities team is currently working on many projects. Please click HERE for a complete update on the status of those projects.

The pool deck shower at Canoa Hills is under renovation

The locker rooms in the Santa Cruz building at Santa Rita Springs will remain closed through November 22. Washrooms are available on the main and mezzanine levels.  

West Center: Tuesday, November 22
Las Campanas: Wednesday, November 23
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Classes & Tours
 Click HERE to view the current offerings and the Fall Catalog.
Click HERE for information about how to register. Online, walk-up, mail, and phone-in registration are available. If you haven't yet made an account for online registration, consider doing so now! Skip the lines and hold times and register from your kitchen table. Click HERE to create an ActiveNet Account.


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Stretch for Guys
This class includes varied exercises designed to increase energy, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, expand range of motion, lubricate joints, relieve stiffness, keep your back in alignment, improve posture and enhance overall physical ability. We try to move every muscle in your body during class using varied disciplines such as classical, stretch, basic Yoga, Pilates and even some Canadian Air Force exercises. Come join us. Please wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes (no flip-flops). SUPPLIES: Bring a Sticky mat, water, and 2 to 8 lb. weights. All skill levels welcome. Fee: Member $24(3), $32(4)/Non-member + $10. Drop-in fee $9. 

LOCATION UPDATE12/14 and 12/19 class meets at LC-ACAC.
CR#           DATES            DAY         TIME             LOCATION
7536          12/5-26           Mon          9:15am         MV-REC
7537          12/14-28         Wed          9:15am         MV-REC

Click HERE for all current course updates
Click Here to Register for Classes
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
December 1, 7pm 
Jessica Fichot: Holidays around the World

December 6, 7pm
Comedy Night with Jason Love, Don Friesen and Omar Covarrubias

Online via ActiveNet (click HERE) or at any customer service desk.

Customer service locations and operating hours at

2022/2023 Season brochures are in centers and online HERE. Ticket are on sale now! 

This season's 20-event program includes dances at West Center (on a new wood floor!), 70's and 80's pop, tango, jazz, classical, bluegrass, and Irish music. A comedy show and the annual Community Food Bank benefit round out the season. A little something for everyone.
GVR at the Movies
Last movie until the New Year!

Miracle on 34th Street
Thursday, December 15
Showtimes are:
2pm (no captions) and 7pm

Movies are free for GVR members and card-carrying guests. Some restrictions apply. Seating is first-come, first-served. Click HERE for more info.
Canoa Hills – GVR Santa Rita Art League
Desert Hills – GVR Needlearts Club
Las Campanas – Jan Holland Exhibit
East Center – GVR Camera Club
West Center –   Jan Holland 1st through 16th
                                GVR Santa Rita Art League 20th through 30th
GVR Events
Coming up!

Fitness Jams Nov 30 at Canoa Ranch, and Dec 13 at East Center. 4-6pm, No Fee

Photos with Santa for Dogs! Come to the West Center lobby for a free photo of your dog with Santa. All well-mannered dogs are welcome. 11am-1pm

East Center Pool Ribbon Cutting: December 15, 1-3pm. Live music, food, caroling. A free event. No tickets or reservations required. 

Save the date! 
Pasta Grammar January 20, 2-3:30pm at West Center. Eva and Harper from Youtube's Pasta Grammar will demonstrate how to make Eva's delicious Pasta allo Scarpariello. $15 for members and $25 for non-members. To watch their show, click HERE!


For more information about events, click HERE.
Pet photos with Santa!
Friday, December 2, 11am-1pm, West Center Lobby.
All well-mannered dogs welcome!
More Clubs and Community Info
 The GVR Bocce Club plays every weekday and Wednesday mornings are reserved for women! Lorraine Acquaviva manages the women’s Wednesday bocce and encourages women who would like to learn the game, improve their skills or become part of a friendly group to join the fun. Canoa Hills, 8:30am.

 The GVR Shuffleboard Club offers free lessons on Mondays at 10am, West Center. 

 GVR Saturday Night Dance Club hosts dances on the first and third Saturdays, October through April. December and January holiday dates vary. "Dressy casual" - no shorts please. Open to the public. 6pm-9pm at Canoa Hills. $10 for non-club members. Inquire about fun membership at the dance!
 The GVR Forum Club has weekly presentations that are mind-expanding, informative, and challenging. The club meets every Wednesday from 9am-10am at the Desert Hills auditorium. $2 annual fee. For the full upcoming schedule, visit
  1. Wednesday, November 23 Mescal Movie Set
  2. Wednesday, November 30 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Holiday Music Part 4
 GVR Free Lecture Series Click HERE or check bulletin boards for the GVR lecture schedule for the next few months. Coming up in December: Green Valley Gardeners and Tucson Audubon Society.
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