Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
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Vol. XIII, No. 48 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 9, 2000

Wednesday, 13th    Ditchfield Family Show
Sunday, 17th    Organ Concert with Bob Baker

ORGAN CONCERT:   Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the concert by organist Bob Baker on Sunday afternoon, December 17.   It is always most enjoyable to have Bob here to play for us.

SHOWTIME:   The marvelous DITCHFIELD FAMILY will be here on Wednesday, the 13th in our hall to bring you a dazzling load of holiday cheer.   Tickets on sale today for only $3---the holiday bargain of the year!   Come and bring your friends.   It's a gift they'll long remember.

DINNER CLUB:   Good Friends, Good time and good food!    It's all yours when you join the KGC Dinner Club.   The menus are simple and it's a good way to meet other people on an informal basis.   The dates for 2001 are Fridays - February 9, March 2, and April 6, 2001.   Please sign up on the bulletin board or call Doreen Exner at 488-4517.   We need new members and especially hope you will join us.

NOTICE to all Committee Chair Persons:    To complete the 2001 Round Table budget, the Budget Committee needs your estimated income and expenses for the year 2001 by January 15, 2001.    Please send the information to Jim Alex, 35 Castle Drive. 488-8985.

FAIR:   As a reminder, household items that you once thought you could not live without but now realize you can live without will be much appreciated as donations to our Annual Fair.   Donated items may be left at the storage shed located directly behind the recycle bins.   When dropping off donated items, if you see other items that were donated and you feel you might be interested in purchasing, see or call Patty Ray 484-8078.   We ask that items not be taken from this area before first checking with Patty.    Thank you ----Don Richmond, Fair chairman

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!:    Sign up for Christmas Dinner in the Clubhouse.    Can you be a dinner coordinator?                                                   --- Gigi

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   Put aside your Christmas shopping for a few hours and come to the Jetty Picnic Dec. 14th, Thursday.    We'll meet at the North Jetty Pavilion at 4 PM, and eat at 5 PM.   Bring your dinner service, a beverage, and a dish to share.   You'll get great food, meet your neighbors, and see a beautiful sunset.   What more can you ask?                               --- Jan Rood

LUMINARIA:   Next Saturday, the 16th, we will be folding the luminary bags.   Please come early so we can be finished before the meeting starts.   Thank you for your help.           ---Lucille & Wayne

BOWLING:           High Games          High Series
Bill Thurston                   213
Lorraine Quirion                                     476
Dick Lyford                                           502
John Schleicher                                      524
December 19th, Christmas and Singles Event:   3 men and 3 women winners, total pins including handicap.   No bowling December 26th.   Position play January 2, 2001.   End of the first half.

KGC TRAVEL:   The folks from the "Volendam" 10 day cruise have returned.   A good time was had by all.    Our next event is the "Navigator" river cruise at Punta Gorda on Monday 12/11.   The BUS will leave KGC at 5pm.   Please eat before you go.   After the cruise there will be a stop at McDonalds for a snack, etc.   Return to KGC at about 9:30pm.   Two nights, 12/12 and 12/15, at 6:30pm bus will be here to pickup for a tour of Venice area Christmas Lights, returning about 8pm.   There are vacancies on both these tours - we have been disappointed in the response to this event.   Cost is $10 per person.

A HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISH - As you approach the entrance to King's Gate Club, the garland and lights twinkle, the poinsettias add the red splash of color exclaiming to all who enter our gates that it is Christmas time at King's Gate, once again.   Crossing the bridge, the rails and drawbridge lines lighted, add a glistening to the holiday flags extended from the outriggers.   The celebration of the season is exclaimed throughout our Camelot with holiday wrapped lampposts and mailboxes.   Wreaths and bows adorn the individual doorways of our community expressing warmth and love for this holiday season.   As you open the Rec Hall doors, the lighted stage and wreaths with boughs of greenery surrounding the hall leave you in awe of the true "spirit of the season".   What a lovely community, its residents and staff, who come together to make this a wonderful holiday season for all to enjoy.
On behalf of the entire King's Gate Staff, I extend very warm wishes to each of you for a joyous holiday season with family and friends. May the "spirit of the season" fill your heart and home. -                        Cindy Simmons, KGC Office Manager

HEALTHLINE:   I'm sorry, last Saturday I forgot to read the "Thank You" note that Betty Marando, 61 King Arthur Drive, sent after her surgery.   I will put it on the Bulletin Board.   "I want to express my thanks for the many cards I have received since my recent foot surgery.   I am anxiously planning to return to Kings Gate in January; which I feel is the friendliest and nicest club in Florida."
Ann Thomas, 310 Camelot Drive, fell on her way to Florida and hurt her knee badly.   More news perhaps today.
Ginny Henry, former resident at 211 Castle Drive, has written an update of her activities since leaving the Club. Her address is: 1005 Tanbark Rd., Apt. 122, Lexington, KY 40515.   I know she would appreciate hearing from anyone at KGC.
Vivian Isackson, 258 Camelot Drive, is doing well after her freak accident.   She thanks everyone for their care and concern and for the meals that she received.
After the 13th call Jane Haggerty for any Healthline news..

SHUFFLEBOARD: Standings December 4th :
Positiion       Team
   1st                 3      Won 40 , Lost 31
  2nd                 2      Won 40, Lost 32
  3rd                 4      Won 38 , Lost 33
  4th                  1      Won 38, Lost 34
  5th                  6      Won 36, Lost 36
  6th                  5      Won 35, Lost 37
  7th                  8     Won 30 , Lost 41
  8th                  7     Won 29 , Lost 42
The next day of Shuffling is Monday, December 11th at 9:30 AM.    Team #3 makes courts ready and is responsible for clean up.    Order of Play is Yellow - Black - Yellow.
                       --- Gordy Brown, 485-5526.

TIME MARCHES ON:   Bill Storz, a former resident of KGC, passed away on Sunday, December 3rd.    He was 87 years old.   Cards may be sent to his wife, Kay:    Mrs. Kay Storz, 8220 Harrison St., Unit 407, Munster, Indiana 46321.   Memorials may be sent to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707.

COOKIES! COOKIES!    We will need cookies for the Christmas Caroling on December 21 and would appreciate all that your can furnish us.   This is something your husband might like to do!   You can make them ahead of time and bring them when you come to the caroling.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:    We will be caroling around KGC this year on Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 PM.   The wagon will be available for those wishing to ride, or you may use your golf carts or bicycles.   We'll have a keyboard with speakers so that you can hear the music and sing along.   We'll sing while we are riding, and try to stop at homes of shut-ins.   Wear your Santa hats, bring your sleigh bells or jingle bells, and most important, bring a flashlight.   We have new song sheets which include both Christmas Songs and Christmas Carols.   We plan to have cookies and coffee afterwards - so please bring cookies to the clubhouse prior to the start of caroling.   Any questions, contact Margaret Menefee, 485-6984.   Come join this special activity!

CHORALIERS will not meet until first week of January, date and time to be announced later.

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   As always, the Annual Christmas Program presented by Ketch Morrell last Monday evening was delightful and enjoyed by the large group who attended.   And, thanks, too, to Jan for her work in getting the "goodies" ready.   Note that Music Appreciation in January will be at 7 PM on Monday, January 8, 2001, the second Monday in the month, for this month only.

THOUGHTS:   We're all a long ways from our "original homes" and in most cases we are away from our families.   But, we are so fortunate to have our "KGC family" and there are so many activities planned here at KGC at this festive time of year.   Enjoy all the lovely decorations and take part in all the events which are planned for OUR enjoyment. --- SJB

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