Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks, Editor
News The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.

Vol. XX, No. 1 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 6, 2007

URGENTLY NEEDED:   We are in urgent need of Chairperson/s for the January Potluck that is scheduled for January 20th.  If no response it will have to be canceled.  Thanks & please call Vince Caudy @ 486-0725

THANK YOU:   Wayne Crippin, 268 Camelot Drive would like to thank everyone for their cards and prayers.   They were appreciated very much.   His recent biopsy confirmed that the rejection of his transplanted heart is gone.   He is now taking medication to control the arterial fibrillation he is having.   If all goes well, he hopes to be back at King's Gate by the end of January.       ---Judy Crippin

MEET CANDIDATES NIGHT:   Come to the Clubhouse tonight, January 6, 2007, 7:00 PM to meet the candidates running for the Board of Directors and for the Round Table Committee.  All BOD and RTC candidates and their spouse will host the evening and furnish treats.  
---Any questions call Rae Burmaster  412-9224

KGC REGATTA for the New Year will be tomorrow, Sunday January 7th at the POOL, at 1:30 PM.  A must see event!  No reserved seating.  Practice is over, the challenge of skills, knowledge and know how has come … new boats, old boats and patched up boats, skilled drivers at all levels welcome to  participate.  Come watch the fun One and All.       ---Commodore, Jerry Becker

MONDAY NINE HOLE GOLF will be played on January 8.   Due to rain, play on January 1 was cancelled.   The same team assignments and tee times will be used for January 8.  Several golfers will not be able to play January 8, so new golfers are needed to fill in.   We are limited to 20 golfers due to limited tee times allotted by the golf course, so sign up early, at the clubhouse by Sunday at 9:00 AM.       ---Dick Madden 480-1514 and Charles Collins 488-5065

WELCOME PARTY TO HONOR NEW OWNERS:   The Welcome Committee and the Solos Group are sponsoring a party to honor our new owners.   This party will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10, at the clubhouse.   Invitations have been sent to new owners.   Everyone plan to attend so that we can all get acquainted with our new owners.   Desserts will be served.   Also, if you purchased your home in 2005 and were not here for last year's Welcome Party, please contact me - we would like to give you a special welcome, too.       ---Shirley Bethke, phone 484-2191

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   Thursday January 11th,  Social from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and dining at 5:00 PM.
New Year, New Season come join us at the North Jetty …good time meet new members and guest….. Remember to bring a dish for ten, and your snacks and refreshments.       ---Chairmen, Claire Becker

SALE:   We will have books and name tag necklaces  on sale Saturday, January 13th in the Clubhouse.  Paperbacks 50 cents, hardbacks $1.00, and necklaces $5.00.  Orders will be taken for different colored necklaces.       ---Barb Tompkins

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY:   A delightful party was held at our clubhouse on December 31.  Delicious dinner and desserts, door prizes, noise-makers and hats, good music, and champagne at midnight.   Jessica and Jim Prentice chaired this event.  Their committee consisted of Virginia and John Kureja, Dorothy and Art Grams, Bev and Jim Purkey, Carole and Tom Weber, Connie and Joel Wall, Sandy and Chuck McIntyre, Ellie and Don Lambiotte (invocation given by Don), Joan and Tom Potts, Judy and Jim Blow, Anna Donnelly, Tony Mazzotta, Gigi Conway, Jean Oakley and Lois Luther.   A big thank-you to all of you and a special thanks to the Prentices who agreed to chair this event!

NEW YEARS EVE DANCE:   Thanks again to the committee for all your cooperation and hard work that made this dance a success.  We had 117 people that enjoyed the delicious meal provided by Buffalo Bill's Catering and the listening and dancing music by Bob Moffitt.  The fruit and desserts brought out mid-evening were also a big hit!  There were also 21 lucky ones that received door prizes contributed by our local merchants.  After watching the Times Square festivities at midnight and our Happy New Year greetings with hugs and kisses, our weary partiers made their way home.  We were also able to deliver about 25-30 dinners to some of our residents that were unable to join in the merriment.       ---Jim & Jessica

ROUND TABLE BUDGET REQUEST - 2007-2008:   Please send your Round Table budget requests to Jim Alex, 35 Castle Dr., by January 15, 2007.   Please state your anticipated expense and income in the request.   Thank you, Jim Alex

NEW ENGLAND LUNCHEON:   Friday January 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM at Millie's on 3900 Clark Road in Sarasota.  Again, we look forward to seeing all our New England friends, including new residents, renters and guests.  Sign up on sheet in the Hall.  Please wear your nametags.  For directions or questions call Gene and Mickey 488-8281

OHIO LUNCHEON:   Monday January 15, 2007 at 1:00 PM, Boca Royale/private dining room.  1601 Englewood Road, Englewood Florida.   SPECIAL MENU, PRE ORDER AND PRE PAY.  Tickets $16.00 includes entree, rolls, iced tea and coffee, ice cream sundae, tax and gratuity.   Checks payable to Don Richmond or cash.   Last week for reservations.  Start the New Year by socializing with our Ohio friends and neighbors.  Everyone from Ohio welcome, and guest.  Any questions call Mary Lou at 484-6807

"GREAT LAKES" LUNCHEON:   Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 1:00 PM at Millie's Restaurant, 3900 Clark Road in Sarasota.   If you're from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin, please join us.
Sign up at Clubhouse and please wear your name tags.   Any questions, call Loretta Brian at 488-0664, or Dottie Grams at 480-l544.   (This is a "first" for this group, so sign up now and show our enthusiasm).

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY breakfast at Ophellias, at Highway 41 and Laurel Road on Thursday January 25, 2007, at 9:00 AM.  Please sign up at the Clubhouse.   Before you go to Publix, or Bealls come for breakfast!  Wear your name tags.  Any questions call Barth's 485-9714.

BOWLING:
Bob Skowron    --  505 Series
Judy Skowron   --  50 pins over average single game
                  ---Don Fisher

TENNIS TIPS for beginners will start on Monday January 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM.  This program will be for those who have never participated in tennis tips before this year.  Intermediate tips will start later in January.  This will be for drills and strategy.  Sign up sheets will be in the Hall and in the Gazebo at the tennis courts.  If you have questions please call:  Alex Ferris  485-8098 or Don Keele  484-8198.

KGC/KGP MEN'S 18 HOLE GOLF LEAGUE JANUARY 2007 SCHEDULE:
Wednesday January 3 - The Hills - 10:40 AM - 4 teams
Wednesday January 10 - The Palms - 11:00 AM - 4 teams
Wednesday January 17 - The Links - 11:00 AM - 4 teams
Wednesday January 24 - Longmarsh - 11:00 AM - 4 teams
Wednesday January 31 - The Hills - 11:00 AM - 4 teams
Please sign up by no later than noon Monday.
Questions:   Vic Griseto 488-1788 or Jim Breitwieser 488-3458

TREE TRIMMING: Tree trimming, in the Club, will start the second week of January.  Please sign up at office as soon as possible.  Any questions, call Rich Davis at 412-1951.

ENTERTAINMENT 2007 begins Wednesday January 17th with "Classic Pizzaz".   Relive Jack Benny's humor and the flair of Liberace backed up by a great band.   Great renditions of time-honored favorites.   You can hear them again in Venice in February, but you will play $23.00 a ticket!       ---Dave Westbrook

CRAFTS:   Crafts meetings for KGC Fair in March will be starting January 10, 2007.  They will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesdays in the Activities room.  All are welcome.  Bring ideas and any supplies you may have, as well as moral support.       ---Rosalind Marray or Roseann Stratton 483-4582

STAINED GLASS:   We're having another beginner's class starting Thursday afternoons, January 18th thru Thursday February 22nd.   There will be a $20.00 fee to cover class supplies for each student.  The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Class size is limited to eight people so sign up early.  Deadline for sign up is Saturday January 6th.   Any questions call Jessica Prentice or Bob Johnson

55 ALIVE DRIVERS REFRESHER COURSE:   An eight hour 55 Alive class to be held on January 18th and 19th at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM both days in the Clubhouse.  Sign up sheet, and instructions are in the Clubhouse.       ---Harry Kiel

KGC LADIES SPRING LUNCHEON and Fashion Show will be at the Jacaranda Country Club on Thursday, February 1, 2007.   Tickets $18.00 on sale starting today, January 6th.       ---Reo Leach

WW II MOVIES, 7:30 Tuesday in the activities room.   January 9th:   Flying Tigers plus viewers choice.       ---Thanks, Wren

RENTERS:   Following is a list of renters who have arrived here during the past week.   They have all rented at KGC in previous years:
Claire Smith, 12 Castle Drive, 'til March 31, from Templeton, MA, phone 485-6065.
Nance & Marti Conklin, 228 Duchess Ave., here 'til May 1, from Norwich, NY, phone 412-0740.
Joseph McLaughlin, 8 Castle Drive, here 'til April 1, from Lowell, MA, phone 488-3311.
Jerry & Carole Gualdoni, 117 Camelot Drive, here 'til March 31, from Canadian Lakes, MI,
      phone 412-3430.
Marion Daur & Betty Brady, 269 Camelot Drive, here 'til May 1, from New York and Conn.,
      phone 485-7628.
Darryl  & Judi Leathers, 225 Duchess Ave., here 'til March 31, from Canadian Lakes, MI,
      phone 412-1894.
Dick & Phyllis Brown, 110 King Arthur Drive, here 'til March 31, from Petersham, MA, phone 485-0417.
We're happy to have you all return to KGC and know you will enjoy your stay with us!

REMINDER - Very Important Meetings!!
1)   The Annual Meeting and election of Directors for the Round Table and KGC will be Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM.  There will be a bonus of FREE coffee and donuts.
2)   The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10:00 AM.
3)   The Round Table meeting on Saturday, January 20, 2007, Attorney Harlan Domber will give a presentation on the state of Mobile Home Communities.  Attorney Domber is very familiar with King's Gate Club having handled most of the property transfers for the residents through the years.  Coffee and donuts will be furnished by Attorney Domber.

TRAVEL:   Welcome back snowbirds and renters, nice to see you all have returned.  Several went to see the Salute to Vienna on January 1st, 2008, what a way to start the New Year, hopefully everyone enjoyed.  This program is always on January 1st, next year 2008 it will be on a Tuesday, if you're interested you can let me know.  Best seats are for the early birds.
February 4, 2008, My Fair Lady, we will load about 10:00 AM and leave by 10:l5 AM.  There will be two buses and I will post them in the next week or so.
February 15th, 2008, Thursday Hard Rock Casino, $25.00, includes round trip transportation, $20.00 in free money and $5.00 food coupons, if you get their coupons in the mail you can use them on Thursdays.  
March 11, 2007 Damn Yankees, $58.00, March 22, 2007 Silver Foxes, $17.00, March 30, 2007 Sailor Circus $13.00.  Best Price Yet!
January 16th-January 26, 2008 Coral Princess 10 days Panama Canal, 52 have put down deposits on this trip.  Balconies are still available but $l00.00 more than listed in flyer as all group balconies are gone.  EE and GG are the same price as the flyer.  If this is something you want to do PLEASE DON'T WAIT.
Any questions regarding travel please call Don or Mary Lou 484-6807 or stop at 70 King Arthur Drive.

GUIDE DOGS:   Please donate any linens or towels you may have as surplus for use at the kennels.   Deposit in the marked "BLUE TUB" in the closet near the video room, or take to Nip's house and leave on steps or inside Lanai door at 217 Camelot.   Thanks, Nip Barker

EYE GLASSES:   Please donate your old surplus glasses and cases to the Lion's Club.   Deposit in the marked "BLUE TUB" in the closet near the video room.   They will be taken to the Lion's Club when enough are collected.  Thanks, Nip Barker

THOUGHTS:   As the New Year begins, it is a good time to stop and realize how fortunate we are to live in Florida - and especially at KGC.  One can be busy all the time here or just sit back and enjoy the weather.  Since, as a kid, I would never in my wildest dreams have thought I would be enjoying the good life down here (for almost 25 years now), I count my blessings.       ---SJB


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