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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 KGC.cc 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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Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News Today is the tomorrow
you worried about yesterday

Vol. XIII, No. 13 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 8, 2000

COMING EVENTS: Friday, 7th, Pancake Breakfast

SOLO CLUB DINNER: Meet and eat at MAD SAM'S Grill and Bar, 1375 Beach Rd., Englewood, April 27th at 5:30. Many have asked for a new look. Here it is, new atmosphere, you will like it. Please sign up at the Clubhouse. If you have questions or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039. Be sure to wear your nametags.

S.R.O.P.: Don and Lorraine Moriarty were invited by Sarasota County Sheriff Jeff Monge to represent the King's Gate Club at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the School Resource Officer Program, which originated under Captain Bill Balkwill here in Sarasota County and, through his efforts, has now spread across the country to over 500 other corporations. Mention was made of the many times our club had helped the Sheriff's Department with the Dare Program, the Scared Stiff Program and the Bike training in our park. We were asked to thank Club members for their support and help over the years.

CRAFTS: The quilt was won by Toni Swain, 121Camelot Drive. Thanks to Janet Morrell and Emily Keele for working on this beautiful quilt.

DINNER RAFFLE: A special thanks to the sellers of this year's raffle tickets: Pat Hess, Rae Burmaster, Mary Jane Rodecki, Esther Perry, Joan Potts, Edith Shuck, Ann Kellum, Carol Veverka, Marcia Nolin, Dick Bartlett, Phyllis McMullen, Eleanor Watkins, Mickey Fournier, Jane Haggerty, Lois Gaines, Barbara Tompkins, Frances Albright, Sandy McIntyre, Bob Van De Steene, Doris King, Aggie Flanagan, Joe Spears, Arlene Herbert, Barbara Kane, Jean Ouellette, Alice Hildreth, Frank Sapareto, Blanche Madden, Helen Scott, and Liz Lewis. Also, a special thanks to Jean Ouellette who helped me get started. And these are the WINNERS:

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for all who participated. -Arlene Hyde.

APRIL IN PARIS DANCE: Nearly 200 attended our Spring Dance last Saturday evening. The Kings Gate Duo, Barbara Cozad and Mert Koch provided dance and listening music. As always, there were a beautiful variety of finger foods. A Viennese Waltz and Can Can Dancers contributed to the entertainment. A big thank you goes to the committee: Harley and Reo Leach, Wayne and Judy Crippen, Arnold and Janet Baldwin, George and Patty Ray, Wayne and Lucille Anderson, Chuck and Barbara Cozad, and Jay and Doris Dupler. (Another evening to put in our record of pleasant memories - thanks to all!)

TENNIS: The Tennis Club will meet at 1:00 in the Billiards Room on Monday, the 17th, to review the season now drawing to a close and to discuss other activities as necessary. All interested residents are invited. ---Jack Scott

DEFIBRILLATOR DEMO: When? Today after RT meeting. Where? Clubhouse. Who? Shawn Davidson, representative of Heartstream. Sponsor? The Wellness Group. Why? Be informed - see how this medical device can save a life in seconds!

KINGS GATE VOLUNTEERS: What keeps the Kings Gate Round Table activities special? Great Chairpersons! These people have volunteered

Thank you all for your willingness to create enjoyment for all of us. We really appreciate you! ---RT Chairperson.
(P.S. Still looking for March Pot Luck - Talent Show chairpersons!)

RECIPE: Here is a recipe scoop from the W.G.'s (Wellness Group):

  "LOFAT PEP" DRINK

Put in blender and blend until smooth.
Calories, 200, total fat 1.3g, Sat fat .4g, cholesterol, 414mg, sodium 132mg. Calories from fats, 5%.

KGC TRAVEL: The Broadway production of "BEAUTY & the BEAST" has been booked for a performance at 1 pm matinee, January 25th, 2001, at Barbara Mann Theater in Ft. Myers. The cost is $92 per person for the bus, meal and show. Two buses, a total of 88 tickets have been requested, however, travel must pay for the tickets when contracted. Travel does not have the funds to prepay for this many tickets. So, we have until June 2000 to sell one bus, 44 tickets, so that we may pay for the remaining bus. If we do not sell 44 before June 1 then we will just have the one bus or a total of 44. So, before you go north, make your reservations by check for $92 pp to KGC Travel. Thank you. -Nip.

THOUGHTS: As we start to wind down our winter season, let us take a few moments to reflect on how fortunate we all are to be a part of the Kings Gate community. Our "little bit of Paradise" is truly great! ---SJB.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News Today is the tomorrow
you worried about yesterday

Vol. XIII, No. 14 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 15, 2000

COMING EVENTS:
  Thursday, 20th, North Jetty Picnic
  Thursday, May 5th, Bloodmobile Visit

HEALTHLINE: Ella Heath is still at Heritage House, but is feeling much better. She was scheduled to have eye surgery yesterday.......Vivian Wahrer is home recuperating after having surgery Friday, the 7th. Cards may be sent to 198 Squire Court......Louise Eichenlaub is home and recuperating. They both say thanks to everyone at Kings Gate for all the cards and thoughtfulness......Betty Markoff is home recuperating.

SOLO CLUB DINNER: Meet and eat at MAD SAM'S Grill and Bar, 1375 Beach Rd., Englewood, April 27th at 5:30. Many have asked for a new look. Here it is, new atmosphere, you will like it. Please sign up at the Clubhouse. If you have questions or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039. Be sure to wear your nametags.

TENNIS: The Tennis Club will meet at 1:00 in the Billiards Room on Monday, April 17 to review the season now drawing to a close and to discuss other activities as necessary. All interested residents are invited. --Jack Scott.

COMPUTER Club: A reminder to keep Nip nipbar@home.com informed of any change of your e-mail. Newsletters starting May 6th will be sent by Nip to all addresses on record. The proposed Web Page (www.kgc.cc) when approved will be under construction for several months. Hopefully, the Newsletter will be one of the first pieces of information posted on this page. Please DO NOT expect this Web Page to be operational immediately. Much work is required, be patient. ---Nip.

KGC TRAVEL: KGC Ladies to Key West. Yes, the Key West tour with Legendary Journeys, November 7-10 will be for Ladies Only. To date' (Wed) have 10 booked, 4 committed, and need minimum of 6 more for the bus to come into KGC. Come ladies, partner up and don't miss the (annual???) event.......For those KGC travelers wanting a January cruise (other than the : Rose Parade and Cruise) VIP recommends Holland America 10-day cruise January 16-26 on Volendam from Ft. Lauderdale. Four KG residents already signed......"Beauty and the Beast" at B. Mann theater Ft. Myers, January 25.,, 2001 now on sale for. $92, bus, show, dinner, and tips. --See Nip & Jackie Barker.

CONGRATULATIONS:Thank you everyone for recycling your cans. Our recycling crew took a load of them to the depot and returned with $361!!! That's a record.

NORTH JETTY PICNIC: The next one is Thursday, April 20, at the North Jetty Pavilion. We will meet at 5 PM and eat at 6 PM. Then it's off to the beach for a look at the sun going down over the gulf. Bring' your dinner service, a beverage, and a dish to share. The County has given KGC three extra reservations free, in addition to the three owed us due to problems in the use of the pavilion that we have encountered the past three times. We expect no further inconvenience to us in the reservations at the pavilion. See you at the Jetty on the 20th. -Jan and Lolly.

NEW OWNERS: Welcome to Kings Gate Club

Victoria and Michele Catalano (daughters of Sally Kelly) purchased the home at 180 Princess Ave. from their Mother's estate and are now permanent residents, although they have been living here for some time. Telephone: 485-3925.

Roland and Gloria Carey from Frederick, MD. have purchased 107 King Arthur Drive. Temporary telephone, 488-8319.

Joern (John) Bredfeldt from Nokomis has purchased 38 King Arthur Drive.

John (Jack) and Mary (Sandy) Veneman from Bradenton, Fla.have purchased 83 King Arthur Drive. Telephone, 412-1382.

Howard and Dorothy Woodward current owners at 212 Princess Avenue have purchased 153 Duchess Ave. Telephone, 484-7604.

We wish all of you many happy years at Kings Gate Club!

APPRECIATION DAY: Thanks to the Round Table Committee for furnishing flowers, coffee and goodies last Saturday. Many thanks to all the chairpersons, committees, and workers during this past season. It was so nice to have a greeting line to welcome us as we arrived at the clubhouse. A nice gesture - We all enjoyed it.

RECIPE: Another recipe from the WG (Wellness Group):
  
   MINCED CLAM DIP

Mix together and chill. Calories 330, total fat 1.6 gm, Sat. fat 0 gr., Cholesterol 93.6mg, sodium 1686 mg., Calories from fats, 4%. Enjoy.

THOUGHTS: As activities start to "wind down" somewhat, we can look back on another pleasant, successful year at Kings Gate Club. Many people have worked very hard and long to make things "happen." If you know someone who has worked extra hard for US, do stop and thank them. It takes the combined efforts of many to make Kings Gate Club so successful! --SJB.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly

Vol. III, No.15 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 22, 2000

HEALTHLINE: Tim Brewer, 291 Avenue of Kings, had a stroke on April 13. He is at home and doing well. No visitors, but cards and prayers are welcome.

THANK YOU: At the Saturday meeting on April 15, we took up a collection for Clothe-a-Child. We collected a total of $675.00. I would like to thank all of the Kings Gaters who always are so generous when there is a need. Could use 3 or 4 volunteers to help who will be here in the first two weeks of August. ---Marion Gladkowski, Chairperson of Clothe-a-child

ORCHIDS to Sandy McIntyre for all her work in getting our new Club phone books ready. They are super! If you have not yet received your new telephone directory, fill out your Information Sheet and see Joyce in the office. Additional copies are $2.00 each. --Thanks, Sandy

WELCOME COMMITTEE: Ann Kellum will chair this committee for the summer, She says she needs people to help her during the summer. Please volunteer!

KGC TRAVEL: The KGC Ladies Only trip to Key West on November 7th is almost there. Stands at 18 and need two more ladies to get the bus to come into KGC. So, ladies, do some selling and get another couple of gals. Maybe someone knows of a friend that has already gone north that would want to go. Give them a call and let them know about it. If you have someone outside KGC that would want to go, ask them. The more the merrier!! If there are still ladies that do not have roommates - ask - we may have someone that is looking for a roommate also. --Nip & Jackie Barker

THOUGHTS: On Tuesday, my cousin Judy (visiting us from Wisconsin) was riding Fred's bike and was headed over to drop off some trash. As she arrived there, she fell-HARD. Fortunately, Brian Henderson arrived there at the same time by auto and immediately came over to assist her. He brought her, and the bike, home. Another lady, unidentified, was also there and did not leave until she was sure that she could not help. Judy would never have been able to walk back to our place with her badly bruised, bleeding arm - and a broken foot. Thanks, Brian, for your help! This is just another example of our KGC residents, and how they are always ready to be of help. --SJB



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.


Vol. XIII, No. 16 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 29, 2000

ORGAN CONCERT: David Braun will be at the clubhouse on Sunday, April 30, at 2 PM to play a concert for us. He has been here before, and we always enjoy his music. So –

WELCOME COMMITTEE: Ann Kellum will chair this committee for the summer. She says she needs people to help her during the summer. Please volunteer!

HEALTHLINE: Tess Cronk, 70 King Arthur Drive, was admitted to Bon Secours on April 27 for a complete knee replacement on her left knee. She requests no visitors for the first week but cards and prayers would be appreciated.
—–Jane Haggerty

KGC TRAVEL: The early booking discounts for Legendary Journeys tours listed in the big red book have been extended to May 31. The Ladies Only trip to Key West 11/7 now has 28 signed up. “Beauty & the Beast” now has 42 signed and paid – so an additional 44 tickets will be secured. This will make 2 buses for the trip to Ft Myers on 1/25/2001. With half the tickets subscribed now, don´t be shut out – your check to KGC Travel for $92 per person will secure your reservation. When they are gone – they are gone.
Taking reservations at the back table or call NIP:

Please visit "http://www.kgc.cc" on the Internet and check out the Travel page (still under construction). I will be working on this during the summer to keep you informed on our travel plans.
-Nip & Jackie Barker

CORRECTION—CLARIFICATION: The Travel Checking accounts under Fitze + Jeffrey were separate, non-interest bearing accounts, specifically set up for tax protection purposes. In my case it was a “DBA” (doing business as) KGC Travel account at the Barnett and then NationsBank. I have no “personal accounts” at either bank as erroneously stated by Mr. Havey at last Saturday´s meeting. —–G. W. Jeffrey

THANKS: Thanks to Art and Rae Burmaster who have been in charge of Security. Also, we thank Bob Froehlich who will be Head of Security for the summer.

JETTY PICNIC: Other activities may have come to an end for the summer, but the Jetty Picnic will continue through May. So, get together your dinner service, beverage and a dish to share, and come to the North Jetty Pavilion on Thursday, May 4, for another delicious dinner and a chance to see your friends and neighbors. We´ll meet at 5 PM, have time to socialize and eat at 6 PM. Then it´s a walk on the beach, or watching the swimmers until the sun is set. You´ll go home reminded we are in a little bit of Paradise. ——Jan and Lolly

NEW OWNERS: Welcome to the following new owners:

We hope that you all enjoy many happy years at KGC!

ORCHIDS: to Patty Ray for her work as Treasurer of the Round Table, heading the inside Flea Market at the Fair, and handling the funds from the Fair - and balancing the books. You do a fantastic job, Patty, and we do appreciate all of your efforts! And, she is also doing the programming for our Channel 55!

KLEE AND RUTH FITZE: On Saturday, April 15, at 5 AM the Fitzes left KGC with the “snowbirds.” This year it was different for them as they have sold their home here. They are long-time residents. Klee developed the Travel Program and thousands of dollars was given to Kings Gate Round Table by his generosity, including our projector and screen. He spent countless hours on the travel program and many of us traveled with the Fitzes. They have been active in bingo, golf and bridge, as well as many other activities. We all wish them well and hope they will be back to visit us. Their “northern” address is: 645 Willow Valley Square, Apt. J507, Lancaster, PA 17602-4871. You will be missed!

THOUGHTS: As I look back over the past season (as we get ready to leave for the summer), I realize we have lost many residents, either by death or moves north. ALL will be greatly missed. We are just thankful our new residents are getting involved in activities, and we are busy making them feel welcome. To all of you, I wish a happy, healthy summer. Perhaps some of you will stop in St. Paul and we´ll get a chance to see you. Otherwise, look forward to returning to KGC in the Fall for another great year. So - goodbye for now. ——SJB



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News If you want to make sure people believe what you say, whisper it to them.

Vol. XIII, No. 17 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 6, 2000

HEALTHLINE
Ken Rezin (245 Avenue of Barons) had a slight stroke just before Easter. He was taken to the hospital in Wisconsin but was only kept overnight. He went out to Easter dinner with friends but he is not allowed to drive at the present time. Cards may be sent to Ken Rezin, 5101 Highway 54 W., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. Phone: 715-887-4051. —–Jane Haggerty 480-1655

THANKS
Many, many thanks to our neighbors and friends for their prayers, good thoughts and cards. I´m doing fine, ready to start roller blading, but Mary says Publix and cane will have to do.
      —Tim Brewer

ORGAN CONCERT
Last Sunday a good-sized group was privileged to hear David Braun play the Allen organ. His comments were interesting and his music is always delightful. Thanks, Ketch, for planning this event for us. (Now we look forward to hearing David again next season.)

ORCHIDS
Thanks to Jane Haggerty and John Schleicher for delivering the Herald-Tribune to our doors each morning. It´s pretty nice to open our door and find the paper right there, just waiting to be picked up. We do appreciate your “spoiling” us!

KGC TRAVEL
For users of the "Internet" please continue to monitor the KGC web site and GO-TO the Travel page for the latest booking information and passenger list on our planned trips. The site is still under construction but is being upgraded often. You can reach the site at www.kgc.cc so come see us soon. We look forward to helping all of you with all of your future travel plans. We have Travel Partners that can provide booking travel at competitive prices to where ever you may want to roam. Thank you for your inquiries. Nip & Jackie Barker

NOTICE
Wednesday Bridge, 1PM in the hall. Newcomers and those who have been playing for some time are welcome!

THOUGHTS
One more thought before I leave. We hope you enjoy the new look of the “Round Table News” as Art is now doing it on his computer. Except for me, the rest of the “crew” - Art Carlson, Mary Brewer, Alma Dupuis and Jane Haggerty – are here most of the summer. We all enjoy our work on the paper and also want to thank those people who have turned in articles for us during the year. Art also sends copies of the paper to those who leave stamped, self-addressed envelopes with him (and of course you can receive it via the computer, too). Now I look forward to Fall and working on the paper again. — SJB



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
Sandy McIntyre
News The only man to ever get his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.

Vol. XIII, No. 18 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 13, 2000

HEALTHLINE: Warren Lambacher, 304 Avenue of Dukes, was admitted to the hospital Wed., 3rd. He´s home now recuperating. Virginia expresses her appreciation for the many calls and concern of all the neighbors and friends.

CONDOLENCES to the Mackas family in the death in a nursing home of Pauline´s mother. Pauline and Val left the 10th. Sympathy cards may be sent to their home address.
We extend our sympathy to Elner Mann and family on the death of her husband, Kenneth, who died Saturday, the 6th, in Harrisburg, PA. Cards may be sent to Elner at 3104 Duke Street, Harrisburg, PA.

SOLO CLUB will meet and eat May 25th, 5:30, at Steak and Ale Restaurant, 4034 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. If you have any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039. Please sign up in the Clubhouse and put your name tag by the door now.

FOOD PANTRY collection totals on May 6th were 167 items and $96.00 in cash. 161 additional items left in the collection box during April were taken to the pantry. Thank you for your generosity. The pantry needs summer volunteers! This is not a ladies only activity—you fellows are needed and welcome. If you can spare three hours once a month, please talk to me or one of our other volunteers. It is very rewarding and interesting working in the community.
                                                                       —–Joan Aubry

MEMORIAL DAY POTLUCK:  Festivities will begin about 4 pm. Come and enjoy the day before 4 pm. The Patio should be a nice place to gather. We may have some pool and other games. There will be snacks and punch. Bring your own favorite beverage. NO GLASS on the Patio, NO NOTHING in the pool area. We will eat about 5 pm. The grill cooks should have Hotdogs, Bratwurst, and limited Hamburgers for your enjoyment. Of course you bring your favorite dish to share (to feed at least 12 persons). If anyone has some fish in their freezer, bring it to Nip and he will fry up whatever fish is donated. Should be a fine day. Tickets will be available starting today to May 27th. We are asking for a DONATION to cover additional costs (think $1 or more). —–Nip Barker

ENJOY!  The Jacaranda Trees are beginning to blossom by our reverse osmosis water plant near the corner of Castle and Avenue of Kings. This is the first year we have had flowers from this group of the Jacaranda Trees, which were planted in March, 1996 (one was replaced in 1997).

CHILDREN´S BICYCLES:  These have been a popular item to borrow from our “Loanable Equipment” this season. We only have five of them however, and they are beginning to wear out. If you find that any of your grandchildren up north are out growing their small bikes, would you see if you could bring them back to KGC to replace some of ours? Our young guests enjoy using them while they are here.
                                       Thanks, Dick Phillips, Chairman, Loanable Equipment.

WHAT´S NEW WITH YOUR ROUND TABLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CREW! (“THE RTEC”)
In hopes of better communicating the activities of the “RTEC,” I will occasionally write this update for you.

The yearly Audit report conducted by Ketch Morrell and Hank Baxter this year was accepted. Upon recommendation of the auditors, the Treasurer was in need of $100 in petty cash during the “Fair Month of March.” Hank and Ketch commended Patty on her outstanding work as Treasurer. The committee voted to approve this recommendation.

Dick Phillips, Chairman of Loanable Equipment discussed the Loanable Equipment storage for Bikes. We agreed that the children´s bikes were very well used and should be maintained and replaced. As to the storage, as it is for now, Dick will continue study on this storage.

A letter was received from Ketch Morrell advising us that his committee investigating the possible Defibrillator Program will resume in the Fall. This will allow the committee members time to continue investigating the details of running an appropriate program for Kings Gate by visiting other parks, etc.

We voted to treat Mothers to coffee and Donuts at the Saturday Meeting prior to Mother´s Day, and treat Fathers prior to Father´s Day.

The summer Luncheons were discussed. Joann Lemonds will arrange for the first one in June. A volunteer to chair these luncheons will be asked for at each subsequent luncheon. These luncheons will be extended to Women as well as Men.

Lois Dievendorf advised us that the coffee supply is adequate for the summer. She agreed to start the Saturday coffee pots early until Tim Brewer is able again.

Questions were raised about members and purpose of the newly formed Standing Committee. This Standing Committee was formed to pursue our Recreational Facility needs with site plans and costs for future improvements. Chuck McIntyre is Chairman of this committee.

The Summer Schedule for chairpersons at Saturday a.m. meetings is as follows:
       June 10 — Patty Ray
       June 17 — Marion Gladkowski
       June 24 — Gigi Conway
       July 1    — Gigi Conway
 July-August — Marion Gladkowski

Since February the following groups have been provided with extra funds to promote King's Gate Round Table activities:
     1) DVD purchased for Movies, etc. at Clubhouse – $300
     2) Website Development for Kings Gate Computer Group — $250
     3) Keyboard Group – Keyboard Stands — $350
     4) Bench for resting walkers on Castle Drive — $300
     YOUR EARNINGS ARE AT WORK!

Executive Meetings will resume in October unless necessary during the summer.

              Happy Summer Y-All from the “RTEC.
                                                                                   —– Gigi Conway, Chairperson

ORCHIDS  Bunch of orchids to Wayne Anderson for the terrific job he is doing in keeping us up to date on Channel 55.

NEWSLETTER:  Last summer we had to discontinue the Newsletter for lack of news items. If you or the King´s Gaters up North have interesting things happening to you, write and let us know, so we can keep the Newsletter going. Letters can be mailed to either:

           Art Carlson                  or          Mary Brewer
           137 Camelot Drive                    291 Avenue of Kings
           Nokomis, FL 34275                   Nokomis, FL 34275

Looking forward to hearing from you.

NO RAIN MEANS NO WATER.     PLEASE DO YOUR PART IN CONSERVING.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
Sandy McIntyre
News

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Vol. XIII, No. 19 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 20, 2000

HEALTHLINE:   One of our former residents, Barbara DeWar, had a hip replacement on May 10th. According to her husband, Don, she is home and doing well. “Cheer” cards may be sent to her for 55 cents to 3 Meadow Lane, R1 Belwood, Ontario, NOBIJO, Canada……..Tess Cronk, 70 King Arthur Drive, is home after a second trip to the hospital due to a blood clot. Update as to visitors may be announced today but cards and prayers are always appreciated.                                                                                   Jane Haggerty, 480-1655

SOLO CLUB   will meet and eat May 25th, 5:30, at Steak and Ale Restaurant, 4034 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. If you have any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039. Please sign up in the Clubhouse and put your name tag by the door now.

RECYCLING AT KINGS GATE:   This has been a very important activity for this Club environmentally as well as financially. Ike Richards has been diligent, concerned and a hard-working chairman of recycling. We all appreciate his efforts very much. Ike is resigning as of June. Therefore, the RT will be in need of recycling Chairman then. Please Volunteer.                   Call Gigi, 488-7810

MEMORIAL DAY:   Plans are coming along. Doris King is Co-Chair. Gigi Conway will need help with table setup and decorations next Saturday after the meeting. Marilyn Phillips and crew will have the snack, punch, and dessert tables. Shirley Froehlich will have some exciting games for the patio and pool area. Cooking crew, Tom Conway, Bob Froehlich, Bud Porzio and Nip will have hot dogs, bratwurst, hamburgers, chicken, and fish ready to serve at 5:00 pm. That will give you time to eat and go down to the Venice Community Center for the Venice Concert Band Memorial Day program at 7:00 pm. Donations for ticket (we need to know how many will attend. It will be a fun day. ——Nip

KGC TRAVEL:   We are getting excited about the upcoming River Cruise in Europe. Will be leaving June 5th and returning June 18th. There will be 80 Kings Gate and friends of Kings Gate passengers on the “River Queen” as it leaves Amsterdam to travel down Rhine and Danube to Vienna. What a life—but somebody has to do it! A few new items on the travel pages at our web side (kgc.cc) still have some construction. Mostly adding pictures to the library. Beauty and the Beast—–16 left.                                     Nip and Jackie

BINGO:   Last Tuesday was the end of Bingo until the fall.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Yogi Berra:
“It’s so crowded
nobody goes there anymore.”

Vol. XIII, No. 20 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 27, 2000

HEALTHLINE:    There have been no new items reported to Healthline. I have received cards of appreciation from Reo Leach, Shari Jones Joyce, and an acknowledgement from St Marks Episcopal Church in Canton , Ohio for a donation sent to them in memory of Phil Furbay. These will be placed on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse. Please remember the Healthline items given on Saturday and those handed in for the “News” are retained in the notebook which is kept under the Bulletin Board in the clubhouse. Hopefully, the addresses for get well or sympathy cards may be found in this notebook. If not, contact Jane Haggerty at 480-1655.

WATER PLANT TOUR:    Display and tour of T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Water plant tour June 7th at 10 am. This is one of the largest electrodialysis reversal plants in the world. Anyone interested in the tour should sign the list posted on the bulletin board or call Marcel at 488-2895.

MEMORIAL DAY:    Plans are coming along. Doris King is Co-Chair. Gigi Conway will need help with table setup and decorations today after the meeting. Marilyn Phillips and crew will have the snack, punch, and dessert tables. Shirley Froehlich will have some exciting games for the patio and pool area. Cooking crew, Tom Conway, Bob Froehlich, Bud Porzio and Nip will have hot dogs, bratwurst, hamburgers, chicken, and fish ready to serve at 5:00 pm. That will give you time to eat and go down to the Venice Community Center for the Venice Concert Band Memorial Day program at 7:00 pm. Donations for tickets (we need to know how many will attend.) It will be a fun day. —— Nip

CHARITIES:    The Charity Committee welcomes any suggestions you have concerning our Charities donations for this year. Please submit your suggestions to: Shirley Froehlich, Chairperson, Rose Coffin, Mary Lou Richmond and Arlene Herbert.

RECYCLING:    Many thanks, Ike, for reconsidering your Chairmanship of this important KGC Committee. Be assured, your are needed and appreciated.                         —– Round Table

JETTY PICNIC:    The last jetty picnic for the season was held May 18th and there were 29 people who turned out. Though this was the last time the pavilion has been reserved for KGC until October 12th, you can continue to enjoy summer picnics at the beach. This is an activity sponsored by the Round Table, and we have had an increase in both new and long time members who are finding out what a fun outing it is. You don´t need a skill or special talent to take part, only the wish to socialize, so put it on your list of things to do. We always welcome new faces. Mark October 12th on your calendars for the first picnic in the fall. —– Jan and Lolly

MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC:    Be sure to get your ticket (donation) to the “Picnic” on Monday, the 29th at 4 PM here at the Patio and Clubhouse. We will eat at 5 PM. Bring your own drinks and a dish to share. Ice, punch and snack chips will be furnished. Menu is Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, Hamburgers, BBQ Chicken and Fried Fish. Help set up tables after the meeting today.                                                                                     —– Nip & Committee



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News There cannot be a crisis this week; my schedule is already full.

Vol. XIII, No. 21 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 3, 2000

CONDOLENCES:   Lillian Jerome´s (235 Duchess Ave.) only brother Bernard, died Monday in New York City. Lillian and Jack left Thursday for the funeral. Sympathy cards may be sent to 235 Duchess Ave.

Letter of Thanks from Harley and Reo Leach (301 Ave. of Dukes):   “Thank you for all the cards, letters and phone calls regarding the loss of my Mom on the way home from Florida the end of April. They were all so nice.”      Sincerely,   Harley and Reo

THANK YOU:   Thanks to all who were so thoughtful because of the death of Lyle last month. It really meant a lot to me and I am grateful for my friendships at Kings Gate.   —–Inez

KINGS GATE RECYCLING:   Ike asked for volunteers to help at Recycling last week and six men volunteered BUT 12 men showed up. It was a big job to ready aluminum for the truck to take to the recycling plant. Thanks again all for cooperating in true Kings Gate fashion.   —— Gigi

FLAGS, FLAGS:   Many thanks to Ray Dievendorf. He is always there to remind us of Patriotic Holidays and once again put up the flags around the pool on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC:   The picnic, attended by 100, was a success! Thanks to Nip, his kitchen crew, Doris King for assuming chairmanship, the Decorating helpers, the wonderful Kings Gate cooks, and clean up helpers. We all cooperated to keep our Holiday festive and observed at Kings Gate.

WATER AEROBICS:   Beginning June 5, Monday, classes will start at 8:30 A.M.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News
Growing old is mandatory;
growing up is optional..

Vol. XIII, No. 22 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 10, 2000

HEALTHLINE:    Steve Saj (204 Squire Court) is going to have a Catheterization on Thursday, June 8. We will pray and hope for the best.   Joe Spears‘ (199 Squire Court) sister died. Joe went north for the funeral. Cards may be sent to his home. He will be back here on June 20.

CONDOLENCES:    Our deepest sympathy to Virginia Lambacher (304 Ave of Dukes) and family on the death of her husband and their father. The memorial services were held at Grace Bible Church on Tuesday, June 6. A donation was sent to the Church from King´s Gate Club.

JOYCE PARRY:    We extend to Joyce our Best Wishes on her retirement. She will be missed as Administrative Assistant, as well as a friend. Joyce will always be a Kings Gater, and “one of us!” In the fall we will be planning an appreciation event in her honor. —–The Round Table

On June 2nd Joyce Parry, our club administrative assistant, tended her resignation, it takes effect two weeks from that date. Joyce has been with us 12 years. Her excellent work, lovely smile, and gracious manner will be greatly missed. Our best wishes go with you Joyce. —–Mary Brewer

BRIDGE:    Wednesday contract bridge cancelled for the summer. Will resume Wednesday, Sept. 6. —–Tess and Lucille

MEETINGS    today and next Saturday will be held by Patti and Marion. —–Gigi

REMINDER:    Wednesday, June 14th is Flag Day. Fly your American flag.

CONSERVE – CONSERVE – CONSERVE    Our water situation is in good shape – but this can change – follow water restrictions outside and use carefully inside.

A LETTER OF THANKS:    Many thanks to our friends and neighbors for their prayers and cards during the illness and then loss of our son Paul.
                                                                                                            —–Nancy and Dick Matthies

YOU´RE INVITED:    Would you like to go to the Roaring 20´s Restaurant on Thursday, June 29 to eat and to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ? Doors open at 4:30; music starts at 5:00 . Plan to arrive shortly before 4:30. The menu includes Pizza, Sandwiches, Spaghetti, Salad Bar, and Ice Cream.

It´s a 35 - 45 minute drive north on I-75 to Exit 43, turn left, pass traffic light, Roaring 20´s is on the left approximately ½ mile east of I-75 at 6750 North U.S. 301, phone 941-723-1733. Dick Bartlett suggested some of you might want to check out the Igloo Ice Skating Rink at the same exit. He said it is an interesting place and it´s free to watch.

Indicate on the sign-up sheet if you´d like to drive or ride with someone. We´ll match up drivers with riders. If you have questions, call Sandy McIntyre, 480-9503.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News My mind not only wanders; sometimes it leaves completely.

Vol. XIII, No. 23 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 17, 2000

HEALTHLINE:    Florence Gray, wife of Tom Gray who lived at 163 Duchess, has had several serious operations but she is now recuperating. Cards would be appreciated. You may send them care of Peg Carroll at 1003 Grant Rd. Philadelphia, PA.19115.

DEAR KING'S GATERS:    A million thanks for the wonderful shower of well wishes through cards, gifts, letters, e-mails, phone calls, and drop-by visits. Your kindness is extremely heartwarming, and as I look forward to being "retired," it is with mixed emotions. To say that I will miss you all is, of course, an understatement. It has been my pleasure to know you and to work for King's Gate.    Thanks for the memories . . . . . . . . . . . Joyce Parry

THANKS:    My family and I would like to express our appreciation for the support and caring extended by the Kings Gate "Family" at our time of loss. Thank you for your prayers and consideration.    --Virginia Lambacher

CONGRATULATIONS:    Paul and Joann Lemonds's 45th Wedding Anniversary is today.     --Ella Heath

JUNE LUNCHEON:    Girls and guys: Our June Luncheon will be at Buddy's Pizza on June 22nd at 12:00 noon. Buddy's is located on Venice Avenue at Pinebrook. Please sign up on the sheet on the board.    --Joann Lemonds, 484-7692

FATHERS' DAY:    Today we celebrate all Fathers so our coffee and pastries are being paid for by the Round Table - for the fathers. As it was on Mothers' Day, they are free only for those being honored. So - it's time for the ladies to dig in their purses and add to the pot.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Families are like fudge…
mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

Vol. XIII, No. 24 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 24, 2000

CONDOLENCES:    Our sympathy to Jim Byrd (119 Camelot Dr.) on the death of his brother Lloyd who passed away in Kentucky on June 6 at the age of 59.    Prayers and cards would be appreciated.    — Jane Haggerty 480-1655

FASHION SHOW:    Need 10 models for October 12th thrift shop fashion show.    Clothes will be furnished.   Need sizes through 20 – as soon as possible.    Call Joann Lemonds 484-7692

ATTENTION FLORIDA RESIDENTS – HERE AND UP NORTH:    July 18 special election to raise taxes!!!!   If you will not be here – act at once!!!!!  If you want a vote, for or against, to allow the county to raise your taxes by, on average, $100 you must return the request you received in the mail at once for an absentee ballot and specifically request a ballot for the July 18 special election.   If you did not receive a request form in the mail, you send a letter to MARILYN GERKIN, SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, PO Box 4194, Sarasota, Fl. 34230-4194.   (print) First and Last name and Middle initial, Social Security number, date of birth, Telephone number, Current Sarasota Address, voters signature.   Mail at once.    Voters may visit the following WEB SITE:

www.srqelections.com

It is the feeling of many residents that this very short notice election, which will cost about a quarter of a million dollars, is being held in July when most of the retired people are gone.   It could have been held at the regular primary election on September 5 but too many people who are likely to vote against this proposal would be back.   This is reflected in the many letters appearing in the news paper.     — Moriarty

THANKS VIA E-MAIL:    Thank you to all King's Gate travelers and friends.   We enjoyed your card so much.   I am slowly improving, and hope to be on board for the next trip.     — Dottie Woodward

KGC TRAVEL:    All of the 78 "Travel Gaters and Friends" had a wonderful trip on the "River Queen" river cruiser from Amsterdam to Vienna.   We started off on a canal from Amsterdam and shortly joined the Rhine river and south to join the Main river to the bypass canal completed in 1992 - the 106 mile long Main-Danube Canal - passing through 53 stair step locks, including three with a lift of over 80 ft to the continental divide of Germany at 1332 ft above sea level.   Then downstream to Vienna, our finish destination, a total of approximately 1000 miles.   The Danube continues to the Black Sea.    There were over 100 locks for the trip but I am not sure of the number.   We saw many towns, large and small and many churches, cathedrals, abbeys, castles and palaces.   Food was plentiful and was European style and therefore not quite as we are used to having.   The air flight back was long time wise but really uneventful.   Our group of travelers coming back to KGC arrived about 2 am on Monday morning.   Good Time, Good Trip, Good Friends.   George and Janet Jeffrey were given a "Toast" by the ship's passengers and crew upon acknowledgement of their retirement with this cruise.   Still plenty of room on our next cruise. Join us.
                 — Nip & Jackie Barker




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