SRCA's Wonderful Supporters
The SRCA Fundraising Drive is still on! Please send in a donation so that we can continue the work of the community. In this Newsletter we are highlighting our business sponsors. There's more information in the article on this page.
We also have a new category of business supporter--"Diamond Supporter," $1,500+. Our first Diamond Business Supporter this year is Zachary Cotler from Caesars Entertainment. Thank you, Zachary and Caesars Entertainment!
Tour "Green" Homes
The SRCA committee called Sustainable Scripps Ranch is hosting a tour of green sustainable homes. Flip to page 7 to read about this great showcase of Scripps Ranch homes.
Help Fix Our Roads
What is a Road Repair Rally? Our city councilmember, Carl DeMaio, is hosting the second annual Road Repair Rally on Saturday, Apr. 21. Please help us fix our roads. Details are on page 15.
We are starting new occasional segments in our Newsletter called Kids Korner and Amazing Adventures. Both are in this issue. Kids Korner, on page 23, features writing by elementary school students. Amazing Adventures this month is about the Marshall Middle School Choir's trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. What an honor and a remarkable trip. That story is on page 41.
At the April SRCA Board meeting, we will hold elections for officers and district representatives for even-numbered districts. We also will entertain a vote on updating the SRCA bylaws.
Bob Ilko, SRCA President
Join the Party to Thank Our Volunteers!
That's right, it's time to thank our volunteers. The SRCA does that each year at Recognition Night, and the entire community is invited! Join us on Monday, Apr. 9, at 6:30 pm in the Marshall Middle School theater. We will honor the people who make our community such a special place to live. We'll see you there!
Enhanced Recognition for SRCA Business Supporters
Communitywide events and activities supported by the SRCA are made possible by the generous support of Scripps Ranch residents and businesses. The Enhanced Business Supporter Recognition Program is an attempt to entice more businesses to support the SRCA.
Beginning with the April issue, Scripps Ranch business supporters at the Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond levels will be recognized monthly in a special section of the SRCA Newsletter, which is distributed to about 12,000 households in the Ranch. In addition, Scripps Ranch business supporters at these levels may submit their logo to be posted to the SRCA website, with a direct link to their home page.
Bronze-level business supporters will continue to be recognized on the website with a direct link to their home pages. Look for the special SRCA Business Recognition section on page 6!
The SRCA would like to thank the following businesses for their Bronze- level support:
- Lenore Knutzen, Coldwell Banker
- Cathy Burciaga, Century 21 1st Choice
- Jenn and Lennie Real Estate Professionals
- C. Lee Williams Insurance
- Fay and Lawler Attorneys at Law
- Age @ Home Elder Care Management
- Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch
Claude Braunstein, Fundraising Committee Chair
Scripps Ranch Elder Care Alliance
Service and Support for Independent Lifestyles
SRCA and SRECA Need Your Support
The SRECA is a standing committee of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA). As such, the SRECA receives valuable support from the SRCA, including free space in the SRCA Community Center, free use of the center for SRECA activities, free advertising and column space in this Newsletter, and more. All this support adds up to a major part of our budget. Your support of the SRCA is important. To donate, please go to [www.scrippsranch.org]. Thank you!
Aging Successfully Lecture
"The Importance of Exercise and Aging" lecture is on Wednesday, Apr. 4, at 10 am in the Scripps Ranch Library's community room. This presentation will focus on the benefits of exercise for our elders. We will discuss and practice basic movements that can be done at home. The speakers are Brett Fechter and Mark-Christopher Corpuz from Reneu Health, and Stacey Penney from the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force.
Senior Living Tour: Sanctuary Pointe at SR
The SRECA's fourth senior living tour is at Sanctuary Pointe in Scripps Ranch on Friday, Apr. 20, at 10 am.
SRECA Business Sponsors
The SRECA thanks our business sponsors for their continued support, and we encourage Scripps Ranch residents to explore the products and services business sponsors offer.
- Bella Reflections
- California Trust Company
- Casa de las Campanas
- Collins Family Jewelers
- Comfort Keepers
- Heritage Senior Care, Inc.
- Premier Image
- Reverse Mortgage West
- Ron Greenwald and Associates
- Sanctuary Pointe
- Scripps Ranch Mobile Notary
- Seacrest Village
- Toyota of Poway
- Visiting Angels
- The White Sands of La Jolla
- Keepsake Choices
- Keepsake Companions
- Sunshine Care
- The Meridian at Lake San Marcos
Sustainable Scripps Ranch
SSR in April: Free Tours of Inspiring Green Homes
This month Sustainable Scripps Ranch (SSR) offers two great opportunities to see, touch, and ask questions about leading-edge green homes created by "early adopter" neighbors. These folks are opening their houses and yards just for us, for free.
SSR is a standing committee of the SRCA, so if you like what we're doing for Scripps Ranch, please donate to the SRCA at [www.scrippsranch.org].
Saturday, Apr. 21: Visit "The Greenest House in San Diego"
Saturday, Apr. 28: SR Green Living Tour, Part 2
Four hours, four houses, four chances to see what your neighbors are doing.
11395 Tribuna Ave., 12:30-2:30 pm
A creative low-water landscape design, featuring both a putting green and backyard lawn space for dogs. The owners installed low-pressure drip and spray systems. They also worked with the city to collect more than $1,000 of water rebates. Other green features include solar gable fans, R-29 attic insulation, and a renovated interior.
10886 Aviary Ct., 1:30-3:30 pm
Owner-designed and implemented changes make this one of the greenest homes in Scripps Ranch. The owner has a wealth of information about:
- 3,000 gallons of water harvesting capability--ten 300-gallon tanks.
- Photovoltaic solar collectors;
- Insulation with a double radiant barrier to insulate the home; and,
- Water-permeable hardscapes in the driveway, walks, and patio.
10894 Aviary Ct., (right next door), 1:30-3:30 pm
See 20 SunPower solar collectors powering a house and an electric car. The system sends high-value energy to the grid during the expensive peak periods. Then during the low-cost 1-5 am window, the charging station recharges their Chevy Volt. Eighty percent of their mileage is powered by solar energy.
10855 Elderwood Rd., 2:30-3:30 pm
A 1.2kw photovoltaic system covers most of the owners' energy needs, and a water harvesting system was designed with help from expert Brook Sarson.
- Laundry gray water recycling uses a collection tank and a hose bib to deliver the water to outside areas;
- Bathtub gray water recycles via a pump that delivers the water to backyard trees; and,
- A 600-gallon rain barrel.
The owners and Brook will be there.