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Click here for past issues of the GVR Update
 Click HERE to read the CEO's December letter to GVR's membership.

 2023 Board Candidate applications are available December 5. Beginning this Monday, look for a quick link to the Election 2023 page on the homepage, or request a paper application from any customer service representative. 

 The WINTER COURSE CATALOG is expected to arrive in centers by December 9 and registration starts December 12Find the winter course catalog online at the GVR homepage HERE.

 Found Items Policy: All centers have a "lost and found" box where low-value items are collected (towels, caps, water bottles, etc.) Items that are clearly valuable or may have high sentimental value (jewelry, prescription glasses, hearing aids, tablets, and GVR cards) are kept behind the customer service desk if found at a center where there is a customer service desk. If there is no customer service desk, the valuable item is shuttled to the Box Office at West Center. Low-value items are donated to the White Elephant at the end of each month. High value items are donated in April and October. 

 Annual dues invoices will be in your mailboxes now. Payment deadline is January 1, 2023. Online payments can be made at - you'll see Click HERE to pay 2023 dues online! at the top of the home page. 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 click HERE for the dues payment plan application, which must be submitted anew each year. 

 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
*must be 21 years of age to participate in the 401k program
MAP application deadline is December 10
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.
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 $10,002 to date! 
Donate today to double your impact!
Clubs and Community
 The GVR Saturday Night Dance Club invites GVR members, their guests and the public to a DJ dance with optional free dance lessons. BYOB and please bring a light snack to share. Canoa Hills, Saturday, December 3, 5:30-9pm.

 The GVR Camera Club invites members to attend “Showtime” at the Desert Hills auditorium on Monday, December 5, 7pm. To learn more about “Showtime” and to register either in person or via Zoom, click HERE.

 The GVR Computer Club presents Windows 11 Orientation and Update by Dick Kasper and Lee Laughner.  Santa Rita Springs Anza Room, December 6, 1:30pm. Questions? Email:

 The GVR Bocce Club is hosting an Annual Meeting and Holiday Gala! Please bring a place setting and beverage of your choice - food provided by the Bocce Club. Sign up at the bocce courts during morning play or send your RSVP to Canoa Hills, Wednesday, December 7, 4pm. Club members only.

2023 Board Election
Important December Dates

December 5    Candidate application available
December 22  Candidate application due

December 27  Slate of candidates presented to membership

Beginning this Monday, look for a quick link to the Election 2023 page on the homepage, or request a paper application from any customer service representative. 
Click here for the upcoming governance meeting schedule
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Tentative: Wednesday, December 14, 2-4pm, West Center Auditorium, in person or by 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.

Issues arrive in centers the first week of each month.
Facilities Project Updates
The remodel project of the outside showers at Canoa Hills is complete and the showers are now reopened.

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

Canoa Ranch: Tuesday, December 6
Abrego North: Thursday, December 8
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Classes & Tours
 Click HERE to view the 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.


*** Not in Catalog ***
Feliz Navidad
This class is for those who would like to learn about Mexican culture. The Pastorela is a musical work representing the traditional nativity theme. The play whose origins are rooted in Spain has been adopted in Mexico. The story begins with a "pastora" who is guided on her way to Bethlehem by a "star". A "diablo" appears and tries to interrupt the pastora's journey but is ultimately vanquished by "an angel". NOTE: Mexican snacks and coffee are included in the class fee.
CR#             DATES         DAY     TIME                    LOCATION
7526             12/4            Sun      10:30am              DH-AUD
Click HERE for all current course updates
Click Here to Register for Classes
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GVR Live! Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, December 6, 7pm
Comedy Night with Jason Love, Don Friesen and Omar Covarrubias

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30pm
Holiday Pops with the Tucson Symphony


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 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!

Tonight! First Fridays Game Night is the first Friday of the month in the East Center Lounge, 5:30-9:30pm, no fee.

Pickin' and Grinnin' Tuesday, December 6, Desert Hills Auditorium, 12:30-2:30pm, no fee.

Fitness Jams Wednesday, December 13 at East Center. 4-6pm, no fee.

East Center Pool Ribbon Cutting Join the staff and fellow GVR members for the re-opening of the pool! Enjoy live music, food, and caroling... Thursday, December 15, 1-3pm.  No tickets or reservations required. FREE!

Save the date! 
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.

Questions about events:

For more information about events, click HERE.
More Clubs and Community Info
 The GVR Glass Artists Club fundraiser: The Art of Glass Winter Showcase. View a variety of handmade glass ornaments, jewelry, sculpture, platters, dishes and décor. Desert Hills lobby, December 3-29. For information, email or click HERE.
 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.

 The GVR New England Club is hosting dinner and entertainment at West Center on Saturday, December 3. Social hour begins at 5:15pm. $15 per person. For more information or to sign up:

 The GVR Arts & Crafts Association Holiday Open House and member gift sale offers unique, handcrafted items and entertainment by the GVR Valley Players. Desert Hills, Wednesday, December 7, 1-4pm.

 The GVR Michigan Club invites members, guests and non-members to monthly dinner and entertainment. December's get together is on Wednesday, December 7 at West Center from 5-9pm. For more details and to register, please click HERE.

 The GVR Hunting and Fishing Club is having a FREE club luncheon with special presentations by two AZ Game and Fish representatives. Raffles, door prizes and a silent auction! Las Campanas, Friday, December 9, 11:30am-2pm. Pre-registration is required at

 The GVR Artisans Shop is having a Holiday Open House at West Center, Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, 9am-4pm. And new this year is a courtyard gift sale on Saturday, December 10, 10am-2pm.

 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.

 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, click HERE
  1. Wednesday, December 7 Central America's Northern Triangle - What is Going On?
  2. Wednesday, December 14 Modernity with Mark Meadows
 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.

 The Civic Orchestra of Tucson (COT) returns to Green Valley with one in their series of free symphony concerts: HOLIDAY MUSICAL TREAT IN GREEN VALLEY. Valley Presbyterian Church, Saturday, December 3, 3pm. Click HERE for details.

 The Rio Rico High School Cheer Team Car Show fundraiser is FREE to the public. Enjoy music, food, drinks and a 50/50 raffle at the football stadium parking lot. Saturday, December 3, 8am-3pm; Car registration 8-10am: Cash ONLY. For information:
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