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Vol. XIII, No. 12 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 1, 2000

COMING EVENTS: Wednesday, 5th, Masonic Luncheon
Thursday, 6th, North Jetty Picnic
Friday, 7th, Pancake Breakfast

HEALTHLINE: Louise Eichenlaub, 214 Princess, is having a knee replacement on April 5th Anne Goodnow is suffering from a blood clot. She has spent a quiet week at home with frequent visits to the doctor.

CONDOLENCES: Our deepest sympathy to Mary Hattman, 298 Ave. of Dukes, and family on the death of her husband, Ernie, who passed away on March 22nd. The memorial service was held Sunday, March 26, at the Presbyterian Church, 111 Firenze Avenue in Venice. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 1230 Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239.

ATTENTION: Beginning Thursday the 6th, through Wednesday, the 19th, all Heathline news should be reported to Marion Gladkowski as I am going to Michigan for 2 weeks. Thank you, Jane Haggerty

APRIL IN PARIS: Spring Dance tonight, April 1st, with the Kings Gate Duo providing listening and dancing music. Tickets are free, and you can obtain them from Lucille Anderson at the back of the hall. Bring an Hors d'oeuvre plate to pass. Fun and prizes. You must obtain a ticket. 7 PM Social Time, 7:30 to 9:30 Dancing. - Doris Dupler, 488-0830.

THANK YOU: George Vargo thanks all the Kings Gate friends who sent him cards and get well wishes. It was overwhelming and made him truly appreciate becoming a member of the Club.

FAIR 2000 FLOAT CONSTRUCTION: A special word of thanks to all the "movers and shakers" who turned out at all the appropriate times to build the Float and place all necessary items, tents, etc., for a very successful Fair, and then, like the storybook Arabs, "folded their tents and stole silently away." Everything is carefully stored, ready for March 2001. It was very gratifying to see so many younger members in the group. The Fair should continue for many years. - Eric Hazeldine.

CRAFTS WINNERS: Virginia Saj won the ceramic vase arrangement made and donated by Linda Varty, Phyllis McMullen won the vacuum cover and vacuum donated by Linda Varty. Chiovolina won the mink bears made by Verginia Collins Thanks to all who helped in any and all ways to make our crafts table a success. I also appreciate all the many craft items donated Thanks to all of you. - Angie Richards.

FAIR REVIEW: Everyone I have talked to agrees that the Fair was a lot of fun and a great success. Many, many thanks to everyone. It is all of YOU that made it happen. You all were truly exceptional! A Fair review meeting will be held in the ceramics room, beginning a few minutes after this morning meeting, for chairpersons and anyone else who has suggestions, comments or ideas that might make the 2001 Fair better. What worked? What didn't? What improvements could be made New (or old) ideas? Come and talk with Don Richmond, our 2001 Chairman. -- Dick Phillips, 2000 Chairman.

Above you see the first attempt at putting the Newsletter on the new website. Walt Smith scanned the Original Newsletter (below) and only the first page was converted to text. By the next week Walt had trained the Newsletter staff to type the newsletter into a computer and E-mail a copy to be converted to HTML and put on the web. Thanks, Walt!

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