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 Holiday access will be simpler and expanded starting this Christmas:

Saturday, December 24: All centers and all amenities close at 6pm
Sunday, December 25: Limited amenities at ALL CENTERS will be open from 5:30am-1pm:
-All pools and spas
-All fitness centers
-All sports facilities (including racquetball--no nets)
-Billiards at East Center, Desert Hills, and West Center
-Table tennis at Canoa Hills, Las Campanas, and West Center
No meeting rooms will be open
Monday, December 26: All centers open 5:30am-1pm. All GVR offices and customer service desks, CLOSED. 


 Need a last-minute gift for a GVR member? Starting Monday, December 19, gift certificates will be available in $25 increments at any customer service desk. Starting January 1, 2023, recipients will be able to redeem those certificates for a credit to their ActiveNet account. Good for class registration fees (not supply fees), trips and tours, and event tickets. 

  Drop-in room use is here! Look for weekly schedules  posted next to most meeting rooms on the campus. Between reservations, members are welcome to use rooms while applying the wilderness lover's ethic: LEAVE NO TRACE. When staff need to come in to set up for the next activity, we ask drop-in users to exit promptly. All unreserved rooms in major centers will be locked at 8pm. The following rooms will not be available for drop-in use: kitchens in major centers, West Center rooms, the Mesquite Room at Canoa Hills, and the Art Rooms at East Center and Santa Rita Springs. If a room does NOT have a posted schedule, it is exempt from drop-in use. 

 It's frosty out there! Pool decks are slippery and dangerous when the temperatures drop, so pools will close on frosty mornings until it's safe to open them again.

 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. 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
*must be 21 years of age to participate in the 401k program

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 over $10,000 in donations to MAP.  GVR Clubs have donated $15,047 to date! 
Clubs and Community
 The GVR Lapidary Club shops have extended shopping hours for Saturdays, December 17 and 24Desert Hills will be open from 8am-noon and West Center will be open from 10am-2pm.

 The Salvation Army invites the community to a Christmas Eve Luncheon at West Center on Saturday, December 24, 12-2pm. By donation. If you would like to volunteer, please call 520-625-3888.

 The GVR Saturday Night Dance Club is hosting a New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance. Choice of prime rib, salmon, chicken marsala, or vegetarian - $60 BYOB. Las Campanas, Saturday, December 31, 5:30-10pm. Open to the Public. For more information and to RSVP, call Denise at (509) 993-0715.

 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, click HERE
  1. Wednesday, December 21 Dan Shearer: "Trust me, I'm from the newspaper"
  2. Wednesday, December 28 Washington DC Monuments  
2023 Board Election
Important December Dates

Now!               Candidate application available
December 22  Candidate application due
December 23  Slate of candidates presented to membership

Find the Election 2023 page HERE, with a link to the candidate application. If you need a paper copy, ask at any customer service desk.  

In order to receive your election package, please update changes to your email or mailing address to
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule
January 18, 2pm-4pm - Board of Directors Work Session
January 25, 2pm-4pm - Board of Directors Regular Meeting

-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.

Issues arrive in centers the first week of each month.
Facilities Project Updates
The deck shower and spa are closed for repair at Canoa Ranch.

The hot water continues to be limited in the Las Campanas locker rooms and we do not yet have an estimated time for the arrival of the water heater parts.  

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

Continental Vistas: Tuesday, December 20
Santa Rita Springs: Thursday, December 22
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Classes & Tours
 Click HERE to view current offerings and the 2023 Winter 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.

Correction for Winter Catalog:

Introduction to Clay Studio  

This class is required for Clay Studio membership. You must attend all sessions to join the Studio. This class will cover all knowledge necessary to become a responsible member of the Clay Studio by covering safe use of clay, as well as essential studio operations.

You will play with clay to learn basic hand building skills, but no projects will be completed. Please visit to view video links prior to first class. Material fee of $10 paid to the instructor. Tools, clay, and materials provided for use during the class. 
SUPPLIES: Wear old clothing or bring an apron, a notepad, pen/pencil, and a small plastic jar with screw lid (8-16oz).

CR # 6649 Introduction to Clay Studio   M/W   1/9-16     SRS-STU
Monday          1/9    Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday     1/11   Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday          1/16   Last class is from 8:30am - 12:00pm         
CR # 6650 Introduction to Clay Studio    M/W    2/6-13   SRS-STU
Monday            2/6    Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday       2/8     Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday            2/13   Last class is from 8:30am - 12:00pm         
CR # 6651 Introduction to Clay Studio   M/W     3/6-13     SRS-STU
Monday             3/6    Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday        3/8    Class is from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday             3/13   Last class is from 8:30am - 12:00pm

Click HERE for all current course updates
Click Here to Register for Classes
WINTER TOURS are back!
Pleasurebent Tours are back at GVR for the Winter 2023 season! 

January 24: Sandhill Cranes & Amerind Foundation
February 23: Biosphere 2 and Boyce Thompson Arboretum
April 1: Barleen's Arizona Opry Dinner Show

For more tour information, click HERE and to register, click HERE.
Tenant Registration stations
West Center lobby on Tuesday, January 3 from 8am to 4pm. Landlords, please reach out to your incoming tenants and let them know that this is their best opportunity to receive their tenant passes and complete in-person course and tour registration.
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, January 10, 7:30pm
String Quintent

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.

This season's event program rounds out the winter season dances at West Center (on a new wood floor!), 70's and 80's pop, tango, jazz, classical, bluegrass, and Irish music. A little something for everyone.
GVR at the Movies
January Movies
Thursday, January 5
2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

Lost City
Tuesday, January 24
2pm (closed captioned) and 7pm

Tuesday, January 31
2pm (closed captioned) 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 Ranch – Del Marinello Exhibit

Canoa Hills – GVR Santa Rita Art League

Desert Hills – GVR Glass Artists

Las Campanas – Jan Holland

East Center - GVR Camera Club

West Center – GVR Santa Rita Art League

GVR Events
Coming up!

First Fridays Game Night
Table games, RPGs, drinks and snacks.  Coolers permitted. Bring your griends and games! The first Friday of each month in the East Center Lounge. 5:30-9:30pm, no fee. RSVP to

Buy your tickets now! 
Pasta Grammar Friday, 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! Register online with your ActiveNet account or in person with any customer service representative.

Find event information here:

For more information about events, click HERE.
The GVR Saturday Night Dance Club invites all to a New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance at Las Campanas, Saturday, December 31, 5:30-10pm. For more information and to RSVP call Denise (509) 993-0715
More Clubs and Community Info
The GVR Singles Club invites GVR members to mingle, enjoy a great breakfast buffet and a short meeting highlighting members and activities. Meetings are at Desert Hills on Mondays at 9:30am. Bring your GVR card and be our guest or join the club! For more information, contact

 The GVR Camera Club has expanded its operating hours to 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturday. GVR members are welcome to visit the club at Santa Rita Springs across from the pedestrian bridge.
 The GVR Tennis Club Winter Tennis Clinics:
   * Drop-In Quick Start, East Center, Fridays, 12-2pm
   * Monday/Wednesday Tennis Clinics, Desert Hills, 2-4 pm: “Technique Focus"
To sign up for a clinic and to learn more details, please go to the Tennis Club website HERE.

 GVR Free Lecture Series Click HERE or check bulletin boards for the GVR lecture schedule for the next few months.
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