Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held it’s ground.

Vol. XIII, No. 25 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 1, 2000

THANK YOU:    Thank you to all the wonderful people of King's Gate Club for your many cards of condolence on the recent death of our sister and sister-in-law.     —–Joe and Judy Spears

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:    We will have one two weeks from tomorrow, Sunday, the 16th, from one to three pm.   Make your own sundae with “all the ‘fixin´s.´”   Donations accepted.     —–Lois ’D’

ELECTION:    On Monday, July 17, 2000, David A. Bennett, Sarasota County School Superintendent, and Caroline Zucker, Chair of the School Board, and Velton Hodges, President of the Teachers Union will be guest speakers at the Quarterly meeting of the Nokomis area civic Association from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Nokomis Community Center on Nippino Trail.   The subject is the tax referendum vote the following day, July 18.   A Yes vote will cost the average taxpayer $100 per year for the next two years, but continue to provide our children with an excellent education and continue toward making Sarasota public schools competitive with some of the nation´s finest.   A No vote will require larger class sizes, a cutback in the number of teachers and other cost cutting which will result in reverting to an average education for our students.

DEAR KING´S GATERS:
       I have just returned from my first ice skating lesson, and so far remain unbroken.   Life is good in retirement!
       The words, “thank you” do not seem quite large enough to express the appreciation I feel for the wonderful send-off party and the very lovely engraved clock.   The clock resides in a prominent place on my desk and will always be a reminder of fond memories of my years at King´s Gate Club.
       And the cards . . . . They drew some tears for sure.   I am most grateful for your kind and touching words.
       I wish you all good health and as much happiness as you can possibly handle.   YOU ARE THE BEST!
                                                                     Thanks,   Joyce Parry       June 2000



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

Vol. XIII, No. 26 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 8, 2000

CONDOLENCES:    Our deepest sympathy to Vivian Isackson and family on the death of her husband Ray.   He passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Brainerd, Minnesota on July 4th.   Sympathy cards may be sent to Vivian Isackson, HC87, Box 7230 Merrifield, MN 56465, telephone 218-765-3937.     Also, condolences to Ray Begin on the death of his wife Bunny.   The Begins were former residents of Kings Gate Club.

4th of JULY:    Many thanks to the following for helping us to honor and celebrate the Birthday of our Nation:   Flags around pool – Bob Johnson….Pot Luck– Betty Ulbricht...Joann LemondsWayne and Lucille AndersonJudy ReardonJoe Fisher.   There were 65 at our King´s Gate Family Picnic.    We missed the rest of you and hope your 4th was enjoyable as well…. Gigi

CHARITIES COMMITTEE:    These are the local charity suggestions being submitted to the RT Executive committee for approval in October.
          Memorial Gifts                             $300
          Clothe a Child                               $500
          Sheriff´s Christmas Family           $500
          Dare Program                                $700
          Food Pantry                                  $400
          Loveland Center                            $400
          Salvation Army                             $400
          The Smith Center                          $400
          Hospice of S.W.Fl.                        $250
          Total:                                          $3,850
The Charities Committee: Shirley Froelich Chairman, Arlene Herbert, Rose Coffin, and Mary Lou Richmond.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Every time I think about exercise, I lie down til the thought goes away.

Vol. XIII, No. 27 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 15, 2000

HEALTHLINE:    If you watch Channel 55 (and I would advise that you do) you already know that “Ketch” Morrell is in the Syracuse Hospital with a blood clot in his lung.   The projected stay when I heard was one week.   Cards and prayers would be appreciated. His address is:
          c/o Michael Donovan
          125 Sylvan Way
          Camillus, NY 13031
Anyone who knows any news items for Healthline, please notify Jane Haggerty – 480-1655.

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR:
New owners – Welcome!    Sandra and John Eade.   They purchased 317 Castle Dr. and hail from Indiana.

Reminders:    Sunday, July 16th – Ice cream social – 1 to 3 P.M.
                       Monday, July 17th – Subject: Tax referendum. Time 7 to 9 P.M.
                        – Nokomis Community Center on Nippino Trail.
                       Tuesday, July 18th Vote on Tax referendum.
                       – Place Stay-N-Play RV resort, 899 Knights Trail Rd. Time 7 A.M. – 7 P.M.
                       Wednesday, July 19th – KGC TOWN MEETING – Club house 9 AM.

Beware of Lightning:    We are right in Florida´s “lightning belt.”   The belt is identified as the area along the west coast between Orlando and Tampa south to Lake Okeechobee and Fort Myers.
     How to avoid becoming a lightning statistic during a storm:
          - Avoid using electrical appliances, especially telephones.
          - Avoid water. This means the beach, small boats and even taking a shower.
          - In open outside areas, such as golf courses, seek shelter, but not under a tree.
            If no shelter is available, lie down, in a depression or ditch if possible.
          - Do not hold metal objects such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, fishing poles or umbrellas.
                                             
SOLO CLUB:    Dinner July 20 at 5:30 at Stefano´s Family Restaurant, 401 S. Indiana Ave. (Rt. 776) Englewood.    Please sign up.   Any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.   Ask a Solo Friend to come with you, I need help to fill the reservations. —— Dick Bartlett



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Sandy McIntyre
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Arthur Carlson
News Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

Vol. XIII, No. 28 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 22, 2000

HEALTH LINE:    Ginny Henry (211 Castle Dr.) is doing well after her surgery.   She has moved to Room 266 or 267 on the Therapy floor.   Cards may be sent to 211 Castle Dr.     Gladys Richter (32 Castle Dr.) dislocated her hip and was taken by car to Englewood Hospital Wednesday.   No surgery was necessary.   She was brought home the same day.   Ruth Hedegore (91 King Arthur Dr.) was taken to Bon Secours Hospital where she will be under observation for three days and may then be admitted to a nursing facility.   Prayers and cards would be appreciated.   Betty Craig (260 Camelot Dr.) e-mailed me that she was at home recuperating from surgery.    Betty is tired of taking it easy but has to for now.    E-Mail from Ketch Morrell: “I had two illnesses, a cardiac angiogram with insertion of a stent, and an unrelated second problem, i.e., a pulmonary embolus. I am doing well so far.”   If the Doctor gives his OK, they will start for Kings Gate the middle of August. That is good news!!!———–Jane Haggerty—480-1655
                                        
KGC TOWN MEETING, July 19, 2000     There were 80 people in attendance at the Town Meeting.    Thank you all for coming, for the questions, concerns, comments and your participation.   This was what made our meeting a success.   Thanks to our Board of Directors for having this meeting for our members.    Another one will be held in the fall.

Present:   Two Board Members:   President Peter Havey, and Treasurer, Chuck McIntyre, and Manager, Tom Smith
Also present:   Two RT Officers:   Vice Chairperson Marion Gladkowski and Treasurer Patty Ray.
The meeting will be typed and copies will be available for you in the fall as soon as completed. Also copies will be available for those homeowners returning in the fall. All questions not answered will be answered ASAP by the Round Table or the Board of Directors and the Manager, Tom Smith.
                                          ——Betty Ulbricht, Chairperson.

OFFICE:   We have a new Office Manager, Sharon Calderone.   She joined the staff Monday, July 10th.   She hails from Boston, Mass., is married, lives in Venice, and owns two Scotties.    She´s a runner and enjoys reading.   Tom Smith introduced her at the Town Meeting.   Stop by, give her a brief “HI” and welcome her to Kings Gate.

LADIES LUNCHEON:    July Ladies Luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 27, at the Key West Grill at 11:30 AM.    Please sign up in the Clubhouse or call Sandy McIntyre, 480-9503, before Tuesday, July 25.    Please call Sandy if you decide not to attend.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s party than being there.

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

HEALTH LINE:    Bob Van De Steene´s (195 Castle Dr.) brother (58 years of age) had a massive heart attack and passed away earlier this week.   You may send a sympathy card to Bob and Win at 20517 Longwood, Clinton Township, MI 48038.   I am happy to report that Janet Morrell is doing well.   Ruth Hedegore (91 King Arthur Dr.) needs your prayers.    She is at the hospital and Hospice has taken over.   —–Jane Haggerty – 480-1655.

REMINDER:   Our library.    Have you read a good book lately?   What would interest you?   Westerns, biographies, mysteries, poetry or glorious romances?   It´s all there waiting for you.   We are so fortunate in having a very well stocked library, right here in the Club.   You can just walk in and help yourself, and of course return them.    Reading can take you to places you only dream about, reading can make you laugh, can make you think and broaden your life.   Reading is an endless adventure.     Take a book with you when you have an appointment, it will relax you while you wait.   ORCHIDS to our library lady, LOIS GAINES for the excellent job she does, sorting, marking and returning them back to the shelves, under the proper category.    Give yourself a treat, create an adventure, read a book!   —–Mary Brewer, Editor

AN E-MAIL:    A sincere thanks to all of you Kingsgators who have been so kind to me by sending me your get-well cards, notes of concern, and words of prayer.   All of you and your thoughts of kindness have made my recovery possible to this point.   Two serious illnesses to conquer isn´t easy and your words of kindness and encouragement certainly are helping.   God Bless you all.   I plan to return to KGC in the middle of August.  —–Ketch Morrell

NEW OWNERS:     A hearty welcome to the following new owners:

We hope you all enjoy many happy years at KGC.

RECYCLING:    It´s time once again to remind you all that aluminum cans are NOT being placed in the proper bin at the recycling area.   These cans are NOT supposed to be in with all the bottles and steel cans but are to be placed in the barrels in the shelter where the can crusher is.   Tom Potts was fishing these cans out of the bin with all the bottles.   He discovered over 100 of them
which he then placed them in the proper bin (after crushing them).    —–Art Carlson



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News You will be remembered for only two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create.

Vol. XIII, No. 30 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 5, 2000

HEALTHLINE:   Jack Hedegore (91 King Arthur) sent a card of thanks for all your cards and phone calls and for making King´s Gate Club the wonderful place that it is.   The Obituary for Ruth Hedegore has been placed on the Health Line portion of the bulletin board.   A $15 donation to Hospice will be sent by the Club.   —–Jane Haggerty—480-1655

THANKS from Vivian Isackson (258 Camelot Dr.):   Thanks so much for all your prayers, gifts and cards in the recent loss of Ray.   It means a lot knowing I am not alone and have many friends to help me through this difficult time. Ray and I always looked forward to getting back to our home in Florida and seeing all of our friends. I will be returning again early this fall and will be looking forward to seeing you all and thanking you again personally. Thanks again for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.    Sincerely, Vivian Isackson.

The Minutes of the Town Meeting of July 19, 2000 may be picked up at the Saturday morning Meetings or in the Club office.    One per household.   Thank you   —–Betty Ulbricht

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 7:   Aug. 7 is the deadline to register to vote in Sarasota County, or to change a political party affiliation in time for the Sept. 5 primary.   Residents should check their voter registration cards for registration status and to make sure the address is current.    Florida voter registration applications are available in many banks, post offices and government facilities, or at the election offices:  101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota 951-5307, and 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, 492-3060.    Election offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   —–Mary Brewer

NOTICE:   The Clubhouse Hall will be closed from Monday Aug. 7 through Friday Aug. 11 for cleaning and waxing the floor.   ——Tom

A WINNER:   A San Diego patrolman pulled over a driver and informed him that because he was wearing his seat belt, he had just won $5,000 in a safety competition.   “What are you going to do with the prize money?” the officer asked.    The man responded, “I guess I´ll go to driving school and get my license.”   At that moment, his wife, who was seated next to him, chimed in, “Officer, don´t listen to him. He´s a smart aleck when he´s drunk.”   This woke up the guy in the back seat, who, when he saw the cop, blurted out, “I knew we wouldn´t get far in this stolen car.”   At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk, and a voice asked, “Are we over the border yet?”



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

Vol. XIII, No. 31 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 12, 2000

HEALTH LINE:   August 10, 2000  Last Saturday, I told you that Ginny Henry (211 Castle Dr.) was in the Healthpark Rehab, but I did not give you the address so here it is:  Ginny Henry, Venice Healthpark, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice, Fl. 34292. Room 419.
    Brian & Sally Henderson (147 Duchess) just E-Mailed Nip that Bea Trigiani died Sunday, July 30.  Bea and “Trig” lived in the R-V Park but they know that many King´s Gaters know them.  Trig is staying with his son Gary in Easton, Pa. and that address is not available.  However, you can send cards to Eugene Trigiani at 124 Englewood, Waretown, N.J. 08758 and they can be forwarded.
    An E-mail from Betty Craig (260 Camelot Dr.)   Would you say THANK YOU to the Kings Gaters for all the lovely get well cards.   They sure made my days brighter.  It is so nice to think that people care enough to take time to send me a card.  I am getting along good now, my surgery was 7 weeks ago today.  I have found out that the older one gets the longer it takes to get to feeling well again.   Love, Betty   ——Jane Haggerty—480-1655.

KGC LADIES LUNCHEON:   August 24, 2000 at 12:00 noon - Purple´s Restaurant, 385 US 41 By-Pass North, Venice.  There will be First and Second Prizes for the PRETTIEST AND UGLIEST EARRINGS.   There will be First and Second Prizes for the PRETTIEST AND UGLIEST HAT to be voted on by those in attendance!  Any questions contact Irene Bette 484-3353 .

KGC TRAVEL:   We have an exciting NEW travel add-on that we just couldn't ignore.  Our Travel Partners - VIP Travel brought to us SPECIAL pricing for a January Cruise.  I know, we have a November and a New Year Cruise package - but this pricing was too good to pass.  We had many calls for a January cruise and with pricing that many residents have been asking for - so we expect to see many anxious cruisers making deposits to VIP.  This will be a 7 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the NCL Norwegian "SKY" January 07-14, 200l.  This ship is less than one year in service.  Itinerary - From Miami to - Nassau - at Sea - San Juan - St. Thomas - at Sea - NCL private Island - Miami.  Included, RT motor coach from KGC to Miami, $50 pp shipboard credit, private KGC Cocktail party, bottle of wine for each cabin, all port taxes, baggage handling, full travel insurance including pre-existing conditions. One big package starting at $899 per person, Cat H, inside stateroom to Cat AA, Superior Dlx, O/V, balcony stateroom at $1,499.
Call VIP World Travel, 377-0017 or 800-323-7448 and ask for cruise "KGCSKY01"
$250 deposit per person by check or credit card.  Ask for details and literature if up North.   Otherwise see Barkers or Richmonds.

WORK SHOP:   “Maid service” has been discontinued, so please clean up after you have used the work shop facilities.  Leave it the way you would like to find it.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

Vol. XIII, No. 32 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 19, 2000

HEALTHLINE: Gordon Brown (224 Castle) was taken to the hospital via ambulance on Saturday, August 12 due to chest pains. He was kept overnight at Bon Secours and released Sunday afternoon. Marion Gladkowski brought him home. We hope he has a speedy recovery so he can join us soon at Euchre on Friday evening. Bob and Win Van De Steene (195 Castle Dr.) sent a “Thank You Card” with the note appended “At a time like this it is such a comfort to receive all your cards and messages of concern on the death of my brother.” Thanks again, Bob and Win Van De Steene.
——Jane Haggerty 480-1655.

SOLO GET TOGETHER: Oyster Bar, 7250 So. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota (across road from Shells)Thursday Aug. 31st 6 PM. Let´s make this a great get together. So, please sign up and ask a Solo friend to join you. If you need a ride – I am on your side. Call me Dick Bartlett 485-1039.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Sunday, tomorrow, 1 to 3 PM, In the hall: Make your own Sundaes (all the fixings). Donations accepted.——Lois and Sandy.

ON THE STAGE is an old GTE cellular mobile telephone if some one can use any of the parts, please take it, otherwise it will be thrown away.——–Dick Bartlett.

SAMPLE BALLOTS READY FOR VOTERS: Sarasota County voters can get copies of sample ballots for the September primary elections at county libraries, city halls and supervisor of election offices. The ballots also can be found on www.srqelections.com.
Voters can call 951-5300 for copies of braille and large print sample ballots.

SOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY: A Gold Star to the many volunteers at KGC that collect, mark and box, all the donated items. There are over 20 volunteers, that are available, some on summer call and others year round. Last collection brought in 109 items and $107 in cash. When bringing in supplies, please, no opened or partially used foods can be accepted. Also no perishable items. A special Gold Star to Don and Mary Holden for delivering every thing to the Food Pantry. More info on amount of cash and food items brought in can be found on the bulletin board. Many thanks to Patty Ray for keeping this list up to date...Mary Brewer



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News A committee takes hours to put into minutes what can be done in seconds.

Vol. XIII, No. 33 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 26, 2000

HEALTHLINE: This news is on Channel 55 but in case you did not see it: Cliff Roslund (118 Camelot Dr.) is in the hospital up north. His wife, Doris, said she was sure cards would help cheer him up and we know that is important in anyone getting better. His northern address is: Cliff & Doris Roslund, Maple Lane, Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657. Phone: 1-717-836-2427. I am driving to Michigan August 31. Thanks to Patty Ray, she has agreed to take over Health Line while I am gone. Please call her at 484-8078 if you have any news regarding Health Line.——–Jane Haggerty—480-1655.

BRIDGE: It´s that time again!! Welcome all bridge players, seasoned and beginners. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 6th – 1 P.M. in the hall. Be sure to bring your quarter donation for prizes and pennies in case you don´t make your bid!——Lucille S.

NOTICE: Because we now are putting the Newsletter on the WEB it is necessary for you to get your notes to me NO LATER than Wednesday night in order for me to have it ready Thursday morning for Sandy to put it on the Web. This will be especially true when we will have two long pages with information on both sides. Thank you.——–Art Carlson..

KGC TRAVEL: !!!WOW!!! - The cruise deals just keep getting better. Legendary-Journeys just faxed this over to me this week. May 4 - 20, 2001 - Carnival Cruise "ECSTAY", Miami to LA via Panama Canal, 6 ports of call, 15 day cruise, 2 nights LA, bus transfer to ship, FREE air from LAX to TPA. Cruise starts at $1998 and up!!! "NOW - are you ready??" - a $600 deposit per person paid by - 10/31/00 - SECOND PERSON GOES FREE - Yes Free - as low as $999 per person, 17 days w/ air - (Every passenger, paid & free, must pay Port Taxes and Insurance - approx $300) Do the math - about $75 per day per person. There is an optional add-on - California Coast 5/20-27,2001 - $599 per person. Ask about this. ( Not at KGC in May?? - Air can be arranged from your home city.) Contact: Legendary-Journeys - 953-7988 or 800-511-5411 - Say: “Nip at KGC sent me!” Remember, deposit by 10/31/00 for Second Person FREE!! for Cruise Only - Nip



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Vol. XIII, No. 34 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 2, 2000

HEALTHLINE :
—– Ginny Henry (211 Castle Dr.) came home from the Rehab on Saturday.  Her two grand-daughters are taking her back to Lexington, Kentucky, Wednesday, August 30 where she will continue her rehab.  She asked me to thank everyone for all their cards and good wishes.  Her address in Kentucky is:   Dr. David L. Cowen, 617 Centennial Lane, Lexington, KY 40502.
—– Mary Lou Richmond, 210 Castle Dr. is doing well after her knee replacement.  Cards and prayers would be appreciated but no visitors until later.
—– Jack Hedegore, 91 King Arthur Dr., is arriving home from Ruth´s memorial on Thursday, August 31
—– Eileen Hawks, 269 Camelot, was taken to the hospital by Ron on Monday.  She is undergoing tests.   Hopefully Ron will be able to bring her home tomorrow.  Your prayers would be appreciated.
—– This is just a reminder that if you have any Health Line news for the next three weeks, please call Patty Ray at 484-8078 as I will be in Michigan.   —– Jane Haggerty, 480-1655.

FLU CLINIC:   Flu shots will be given Nov. 13, 2000.   Time to be announced later.  Sign up sheet will be put up Sept. 1, 2000.  Pneumonia shots will be available also.    —– Eleanor Gregory

TIME TO VOTE:   First Primary, September 5, 2000.  Location –  Stay-N-Play RV Resort.  Polls are open 7 AM – 7 PM.  Address 899 Knights Trail Rd., Nokomis.   Florida Law requires voters to show picture, as well as signature ID.   Please be prepared to present your Florida Driver´s License or some form of picture I.D.   No voters are turned away.  If you do not have a signature and photo with you, you will be required to fill out an affirmation form.  See you at the polls.  —— Mary Brewer

BRIDGE:    It´s that time again!!    Welcome all bridge players, seasoned and beginners.   Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 6th – 1 P.M. in the hall.   Be sure to bring your quarter donation for prizes and pennies in case you don´t make your bid!  —— Lucille S.

KGC TRAVEL:   Last week we announced the “Special” Two for One Carnival “Ecstasy” cruise, May 4-20, 2000, Miami to LA with free return air.  This offer good until 10/31/00.  Also, January 7-14, 2001 Caribbean cruise has been added by popular demand.  Details on these and ALL trips can be found at the Travel Desk and on our web site at www.kgc.cc. (click on Travel).   Please don´t miss out on these travel opportunities.
     VIP World Travel has invited KGC to a showing of the new ship, Holland American´s “AMSTERDAM” on October 28, 2000.  Lunch will be served on the H/A Westerdam docked next door.  KGC has been assigned one bus (limit 44) to join a caravan of 6 buses to Miami.   $20 per person.   Call VIP 377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448 – keyword:  “KGC/Amsterdam 10/28,” - or pay Nip by check to VIP.  If we have over 44 then they will be wait-listed or put on another bus if space
allows.   This will be a 12-hour trip.  If you snooze, you lose!!!
                                                              —–Nip, 485-9308 or e-mail at: nipbar@kgc.cc

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:    Sunday, the 10th from 1 to 3 PM. Make your own sundae (with all the “fixings.”    Donations will be accepted.”      —–Lois and Sandy

BINGO:    NEED A NEW CHAIRPERSON   (John Soroka is retiring)   Someone, please volunteer to Gigi ASAP (488-7810).  Bingo starts again in Oct. – IF we have a Chairperson! - Gigi

LET´S PICNIC!    Labor Day, 1:00 PM at the Clubhouse.   Bring a dish to share, your own beverages, etc. (as for Jetty Picnic).  Grill furnished for cooking.  See you there in your red, white, and blue!  -  Gigi



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.

Vol. XIII, No. King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 9, 2000

DON´T FORGET    Our Ice Cream Social tomorrow, the 10th, from 1 to 3 PM.  Come over and make you own ice cream sundae with all the fixings.

HEALTHLINE:
Mary Lou Richmond, 210 Castle Drive, had her knee replaced on Saturday and six days later she came home.  She´s doing very well, would like company, but please call first.
Ray Grimme, 187 Camelot Drive, had a mild heart attack last Sunday.  He is in Venice Hospital, and was scheduled for a heart catheterization last Wednesday.  Cards may be sent to his home.
Mike Munavish, 54 King Arthur Drive, is very ill.  Please send cards to uplift his spirits:   165 Stewart Street, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  (Postage to Canada is 55 cents.)
                                                                                      —–  Patty Ray

GIGI´S GEMS:
a)  Many thanks to Betty Ulbricht, Patty and George Ray, and Tom Conway for helping with our Labor Day picnic at the Club.  Thirty-two Kings Gate ex-laborers were present, and, as usual, our varied covered dishes were delicious.   Mark your calendar for our next picnic—at the Jetty on October 12th.
b)  Art Carlson requests that newsletter announcements be left at his home no later than Wednesdays.
c)  Wanted:
  1) Bingo Chairman.   John Soroka is retiring.  Thanks from all of us, John, for all your many years of service to this Club.  This activity has been enjoyed by so many!  We know you want Bingo to continue and it will IF we have a chairman.  It can start next month.  We´re awaiting a volunteer(s).
  2) Kitchen supplies chairperson.   Mary Saunders is retiring.  Time for someone new to assume this responsibility.  Mary will be glad to help a new chairperson get started.  Thanks, Mary, for your years devoted to this Club.          —–   Gigi, RT Chairperson, 488-7810.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News For the first four years, no new enterprise produces profits.
Even Mozart did not start writing music until he was four.

Vol. XIII, No. 36 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 16, 2000

COMING EVENTS:
Thursday, September 28th, 5:30 PM:   Purple´s Restaurant
Thursday, October 5th, 8:30 AM:   Going-away Breakfast

KINGS GATE SOLO´S DINNER at Purple´s Restaurant, 385 Rt 41 By Pass, Venice – Sept. 28th 5:30 p.m. order from the menu.   Please sign up and bring a friend.   Also wear your name tag.   Any questions or need a ride – call me.   Dick Bartlett 485-1039

ATTENTION:   Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and all the friends of Ruby and Bill Surface.    There will be a going away breakfast for Bill and Ruby Surface on October 5th at 8:30 A.M.   The place will be announced later.   However, we must know the number of people going.   Please sign on the Bulletin Board, or let me know before September 25th.  —— Joann Lemonds – 484-7692

LADIES LUNCHEON was held on September 12, 2000 at Ruby Tuesday´s in Sarasota Square Mall.   “Butterflies” was the theme.   Prizes were awarded as follows:   Prettiest Butterfly – Lorraine Letting;  Biggest Butterfly – Marion Gladkowski;  Smallest Butterfly – Eleanor Norman,  along with various door prizes.  The luncheon was hosted by 3 new members.  Thank you to all who attended.——Sandy Veneman, Claire Becker, Betty McDonald (hostesses)

Dear King´s Gaters   Thank you for the lovely cards, telephone calls and other expressions of concern regarding my recent hospitalization.  It is grand to live where people care.   With gratitude,  Peter Havey
Greetings from Pa.    After some warm humid days we are getting some cold air from Canada.  Cliff is now home and feeling much stronger.  We want to express our thanks for all the cards, original computer cards, letters, phone calls and prayers.  It is with gratitude from our hearts for the beautiful friendships we have at KGC.   Fondly,  Cliff and Doris
Thanks so much to everyone who remembered me with cards, telephone calls and food after my recent surgery.  Your kindness meant so much.   Marion Gladkowski

KGC TRAVEL:   Enclosed in your quarterly maintenance billing statement you will find a TRAVEL NEWSLETTER with a Travel Survey and Subscription Order Form for One Day Trips.  Please cut the bottom part from the newsletter, complete the Travel Survey and on the other side fill out the Subscription Order Form for the One Day trips of your choice.  Make your check for the total amount to “King´s Gate Club Travel” and bring to the Travel desk on Saturdays—OR—return to KGC in the same envelope with your check for Quarterly Fee.   We expect some trips to sell out, so do not delay in making your choices and mailing your check.    Thanks,  Nip Barker

LATE NEWS:   Ed Higgins has been taken to the hospital.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News Always do right.
This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Vol. XIII, No. 37 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 23, 2000

COMING EVENTS:    Thursday, 28th, Solo´s Dinner
Thursday, October 5th, Going Away Breakfast

KGC SOLO´S DINNER at Purples´s Restaurant, 385 Rt. 441 Bypass, Venice, September 28th, 5:30 pm.   Order from menu.   Please sign up and bring a friend.   Also, wear your name tag.   Any questions or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

ATTENTION:   All friends of Ruby and Bill Surface.   There will be a going away breakfast for Bill and Ruby Surface on October 5th at 8:30 AM.   The place will be announced later, however, we must know the number of people going.   Please sign up on the Bulletin Board, or let me know before September 25th.       —– Joann Lemonds, 484-7692.

UPDATE FROM YOUR CHAIRPERSON:
Don Moriarty:   Thank you for so diligently keeping track of our Park History since it´s beginning.   These many volumes will soon be available for all members—old and new—to enjoy.   We have come a long way.
Loretta Brian:   A gold star to you for volunteering as Kitchen Supplies Chairperson!   We appreciate your caring and willingness to keep our busy activities supplied and running smoothly.
Betty McDonald, Claire Becker, and Sandy Veneman planned a great Ladies luncheon at Ruby Tuesday´s this past week.   We thank you for sharing your time and enthusiasm.   The fun Butterfly theme, your prizes and general arrangements were enjoyed by 36 KGC ladies.   We are glad to have you in our Park´s New Gals!
Pauline Ferguson has volunteered to be Chairperson of Bingo.   The first Bingo night will be October 31.
Marilyn Caithness will be the director of the Crafts Group beginning October 5th.

THANK YOU:   Rita Orzechowski,163 Duchess Ave., is at home recovering from spinal surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.   She expresses her thanks and appreciation for the visits, cards, and get-well wishes received.

A NOTE to all my friends at Kings Gate for all the beautiful cards, good food and many visits.   My recovery is going along well; I am still in therapy but getting stronger each day.   I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.   It´s really special to be remembered as I have been over the past few weeks.   Thank you to everyone.    Visits are welcome anytime.     —– Mary Lou Richmond, 210 Castle Drive.

YARD WASTE PICKUP: All trimming will be picked up, the only stipulation is that it does not weight over 40 pounds.

RON EWING, 281 Queens, passed away up north.   He had a massive heart attack.

LUNCHEON AND THRIFT SHOP FASHION SHOW will be on October 12 at 12 noon, by the Treasure Chest, SPARCC, at our Clubhouse.    Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.   Bring your own place setting and sandwiches or salad, and dessert.   Tea and punch will be furnished.   Lots of door prizes, food, and fun.   We will crown a K.G.C. QUEEN.   Any questions?   Call Joann Lemonds, 484-7692. NO CHARGE

KLEE FITZE (former resident) had his knee replaced.   His address is 645 Willow Valley Square, Apt. J507, Lancaster, Pa. 17602-4875, Phone 717-464-6255.

ED HIGGINS came home from the hospital Monday feeling a lot better.

MYNA HORTON has a problem with her foot.  She would love to hear from all of us.  Her address is 32 Wexford Club Dr., Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928.

BARBARA DEWAR (former resident) had her hip replaced.   Her address is 3 Meadow Lane, RR11, Belwood Ontario, Canada   NOBIJO  Postage 55 cents.

NEW OWNERS: A hearty welcome to Becky and Buddy Nunn of 98 King Arthur Drive.   They hail from North Carolina.   Hope you enjoy King´s Gate for many, many years.



Round Table
Mary Brewer, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Jane Haggerty
Sandy McIntyre
Arthur Carlson
News A word of advice:

Don’t Give It!

Vol. XIII, No. 38 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 30, 2000

HEALTHLINE:   Betty Mohr, 88 King Arthur Drive, had surgery last Monday.   She is doing well and may be home today.   Cards and prayers would be appreciated but no visits until later.

TRAVEL NEWS:    King's Gate Solos' and KGC Travel together are sponsoring a Theater and Dinner event.   The "Theater" will be to a performance of "A Christmas Carol" by the national touring company "Broadway on Tour" at Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto.   The "Dinner" will be at Crab Trap II in Ellenton.   The show will cost $12.00 (payable to KGC Travel) and the performance will be 12:15pm on November 20, 2000.   The dinner will be after the theater at approximately 3:00 pm (on your own payment to restaurant).   There will be NO bus, so plan on a carpool.   Sign-up on the Travel board.   Ticket payment and reservation deadline is October 31, 2000.   Come join in the FUN   - Dick Bartlett   - Nip Barker

ATTENTION CRAFTERS:   On Oct. 5, 2000 there will be a meeting in the Craft/Ceramic Room at 12:30 p.m. to start work on crafts for the Christmas Boutique.   Marilyn Caithness will be the leader for the month of October, and she has a load of new ideas for us to work on.   So, all of you new members who are willing to help with crafts come along.   Marilyn will help with instruction, and even those with two left hands will be able to create something.   Everyone who has ever been at Crafts before are also urged to come.   It´s a great place to meet old friends and make new ones, plus help the Club.   Put it on your calendar  –  Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m.

ATTENTION:   Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky residents, also, all of Bill and Ruby Surface´s friends and new K.G.C. people, please join us for a going away breakfast for the Surfaces on October 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the Cracker Barrel.   Any questions, call Joann Lemonds 484-7692

MOVIES:   The first movie of the season will be Wed. Oct. 4th, at the Club House.   The movie will be “Where The Heart Is.”    For the newcomers, there is never a charge for these movies.   So join in the fun.    —– Shirley Froehlich

THANK YOU:   I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the cards, prayers and other expressions of concern during my recent hospitalization.   They were greatly appreciated.
—   I also would like to thank everyone who voted and elected by a 3 to 1 margin Capt. Balkwill for Sheriff in the recent primary.   Thank you.  —– Ed Higgins

CRITERIA:   My criteria, per Gigi instructions, for newspaper articles.   1 –  Get notes to me as early in the week as possible.  2  –  Type if possible.   3 –  Keep it short and sweet.   4  –  Will not accept anything after Wed.    –  Art Carlson




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