Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
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Vol. XIII, No. 50 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 23, 2000

COMING EVENTS:   Today, 6:30 PM, Parade and Santa Visit
Monday, 25th   Christmas Dinner
Sunday, 31st   New Year's Eve Dance

HEALTHLINE:   Hilda Krzczuk, 14 Castle Drive, was taken to Bon Secours on Saturday and she was kept until Monday.   She is home now and doing well.        --- Jane Haggerty 480-1655

CONDOLENCES:   Our deepest sympathy to Eileen Hawks of 269 Camelot Dr. on the sudden death of her husband, Ron, who died Sunday, Dec. 17, and to their children:   Jean, Maureen, Mark, James, and Joel and to all the grandchildren.   Ron and Eileen have lived in KGC for 17 years and they celebrated their 60th anniversary last June.   Ron is remembered for his great sense of humor and his jokes.    He was the Chairperson for the Advisory Committee and in this role he has been influential in seeing that the new and old residents hire qualified workers when they are renovating or merely repairing their home.   He was always available if you had a question or a problem and you came away with a feeling of satisfaction.    He was in charge of the rewiring for the clubhouse and the woodshop.   As the chairperson for the shuffleboard, he talked it up and then would teach what he did so well.   He taught anyone interested to play Billiards.   He loved to bowl and came to Kings Gate as an experienced bowler with a super average.   One of his favorite hobbies was working in the wood shop - either at his home or at the Club.   He loved to show anyone who was interested in what they did at the woodshop.   He had a propensity to give as well as to sell any and all products they made.
A memorial service was held in the Clubhouse on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2 o'clock.   Rev. Rawles and our own Father Steve conducted the service.    Light refreshments followed.   Memorial donations may be sent to Venice-Nokomis Methodist Church, 208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis, FL 334275-3022

FLU SHOTS:   Flu shots will be given on December 27th at 1:00 PM in the pool room.    Please sign up in the hall.   Be sure to bring your Medicare card with you.    If you are not on Medicare flu shots are $12, pneumonia shots are $25.

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER:    Social hour will begin at 4:30 with cocktail shrimp and other appetizers.   Dinner will be at 5:30 with turkey, ham, and all the trimmings.    Punch and coffee will be furnished; bring other beverages if desired.   Bring your good table service and let's make this a festive occasion.       --- Sandy & Chuck McIntyre

GOLF CART PARADE AND SANTA VISIT   Is today, at 6:30 PM.   The Golf Cart Parade will go around the clubhouse streets three times, then will go through the patio area for judging.   Spectators may stand or sit (own chairs) around the streets.   Golf carts line up at 6 PM on the cul-de-sac at Castle and Ave. of Queens next to the Ulbricht's house.   After the Parade, everyone meet in the clubhouse for Santa to arrive.   After Santa's visit, there will be awards given.   Finger sandwiches, appreciated. - (bring to clubhouse ahead of time.)   Any questions, call Betty Ulbricht, 484-1675, or Shirley Froelich, 488-7585

LUMINARIA:   Please join us this morning, after the meeting, to help with the filling and delivering of the luminaria bags.   With your help it doesn't take very long to complete this job.   Wayne and I thank you for your help, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!       --- Lucille and Wayne

Best Decorated:
1. Marvin and Margaret Menefee, 176 Camelot, $25 Certificate to Purples.
2. Francis and Theresa Woodworth, 252 Camelot, $10 Certificate to Publix.
3. Millie Wanat, 191 Castle, $10 Certificate to Publix
Most Original:
1. Don and Lorraine Moriarty, 141 Duchess, $15 Certificate to Sand Dollar.
2. Wayne and Lucille Anderson, 262 Camelot, Bottle of Zinfandel Wine
Honorable Mention Certificates:
Bill and Betty Ulbricht, 23 Castle
Val and Pauline Mackas, 229 Camelot.
Norm and Joan Aubry, 329 King Arthur Drive
Bruce and Virginia Collins, 173 Duchess.
Thank you to George and Irene Sparhawk for making the certificates and to the Judges, whomever you are.   It was a hard job.
Thank you to Sandy and Chuck McIntyre for making the signs for the winner's yards and for putting them in those yards.

SHOWTIME:    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all, and a heartfelt thanks to the 244 ticket buyers who really enjoyed the fabulous Ditchfield Family on the 13th.   In an effort to bring them back next year for even more folks to enjoy, we've signed them up for a week earlier, so mark your calendars right now for Wednesday, December 5th, 2001.   That date should catch all of us returning from Thanksgiving and be ahead of the Christmas departures.   Who knows, maybe little Andrew will be singing by next year!

SHOWTIME 2:   Our next show will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2001, when we'll welcome the CHORUS OF THE KEYS, Sarasota's top-caliber barber shop aggregation which includes our very own John Canfield, Frank Sapareto, and Leon Porch.   The Chorus is some 75-strong, so they'll really fill our hall!   Tickets will not be necessary, as they are a not-for-profit entity, so we will be earnestly entreating you to make a generous donation at the door....And we mean GENEROUS, for the quality of the music you'll enjoy will certainly merit it.   Please come and BRING your friends from church, Venice or wherever to catch a flavor of life at KGC.

SHUFFLEBOARD: Standings December 18th
Position Team
 1st            3      Won 64, Lost 44
2nd            1      Won 58, Lost 50
3rd            6      Won 54 Lost 54
4th            2      Won 53 1/2, Lost 54 1/2
5th            4      Won 53 Lost 54
6th            8      Won 51 , Lost 56
7th            5      Won 50, Lost 58
8th            7      Won 57 , Lost 60
The next day of Shuffling is Monday, January 8, 2001 at 9:30 AM.   Team #4 makes courts ready and is responsible for clean up.   Order of Play is Yellow - Black - Yellow.
                                                       HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL!
                                                      --- Gordy Brown, 485-5526
                                                      --- Marion and Joe Gladkowski

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   There will be none until Jan. 11, 2001.

CHORALIERS will not meet until first week of January, date and time to be announced later.   If you enjoy singing, plan now to join this group.

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   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.

KGC TRAVEL:   "SAILOR CIRCUS" - it is time to consider purchase of your tickets for this great event.   We have an early deadline of February 1, 2001 to purchase a block of tickets at our usual time and place, March 30, 2001, Friday, 7:00pm.   Six weeks comes quick - see Laura Jones.   Still $8 each, what a bargain.            --- Nip

WOODSHOP:   Don't take wood out of the woodshop.   It's not yours, it's for the Fair Project.
                                                                                        --- Bill Markoff

BOWLING RESULTS:   For the Christmas tournament:
High 3-string Total:
Men:   Dick Lyford, 642; George Reardon, 638; Harry Kiel, 622.
Women:  Mary Porzio, 612; Marion Gladkowski, 608; Blanche Madden, 602.
        Congratulations to all.         --- Mary Porzio, Treasurer.

ORGAN CONCERT:   Those of us who heard Bob Baker's program at the clubhouse last Sunday afternoon enjoyed a lovely musical program.   Thanks to the Round Table - and Ketch - for planning this event.

THOUGHTS:   If you have not yet walked or driven around the Club to see the lovely Christmas Lights, do so this evening.   It is a joy to be in our beautifully decorated clubhouse.   The holiday season is here.   A Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!          --- SJB

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