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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks, Editor
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Vol. XX, No. 2 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 13, 2007


HEALTH LINE:   Bruce Collins, 173 Duchess Ave. is seriously ill.   He has just finished chemotherapy.   Virginia has been having a very difficult time.   Your prayers and cards are deeply appreciated.   Send to his northern address.       ---Rae Burmaster, Health Line

THANK YOU:   I want to thank all my good friends in King's Gate for the many cards, prayers, phone calls and visits at the death of my daughter.   They were very much appreciated.   Thank you, Alice Higgins

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 9:00 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.

COMPUTER SALES:   TODAY ONLY - "FREE - FREE - FREE" - everyone with a computer should have an EXTRA Power Cord.  There are two per computer, one for box power and one for monitor power.  We have toooooo many.  First come, get one for FREE  (leave a dollar if you want - proceeds to RT) located at the stage.  Many other items FREE.  Help reduce our inventory.  Have a 15" monitor????   Trade up to a 17" monitor for $10.  First two (2) only.   See Nip

FAIR MEETING THIS MORNING:   All Fair Committee Chairpersons or their representatives......please meet in the Activities Room after this morning's Round Table meeting for a Fair planning meeting.       ---Don Lambiotte, Fair Chair

PATIO PARTY:   You are invited to a Patio Party on Sunday January 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by Kool Katz.   Dessert and coffee will be provided.  BYOB.   Hosted by the Red Hat Swingers.

JANUARY POTLUCK:   "SNOW AWAY" specialty Beef Potluck Dinner on January 20, 2007.  Music by: DJ - Fred Valasek from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  Wear something Blue or White.  Social with setups at 5:30 PM, Dinner served at 6:00 PM.  BYOBeverage and a dish to share.  Tickets $5.00.  Last day to purchase tickets is today.  Any questions call Jan or Chuck at 488-5065.

THE ROC NET MEETING for January, concerning Insurance Coverage has been cancelled due to the Legislative Session being held in Tallahassee on State wide Insurance Coverage.       ---Larry Collier, Chairperson

TRAVEL:   My Fair Lady February 4, 2007 all tickets should be paid for.  Bus schedules are posted on the Travel Board.  Bus will load at 10:00 AM and leave at 10:15 AM.
Hard Rock Casino, Thursday February 15, 2007 we will have 2 buses.  All tickets should be paid for, $25.00.  If you have a Players Card, please give me the numbers.  If you don't have a players card, Birth Date is a MUST.  If you didn't bring the money this morning (Sat.), I will be available at home today.
Upcoming Shows…... March 11, 2007 Damn Yankees $58.00 wait list.   March 22, 2007 Silver Foxes $17.00.    March 30, 2007 Sailor Circus $13.00.
January 16th-26, 2008 Coral Princess 10 days Panama Canal 56 booked, have deposits on this trip.

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

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 pay $23.00 a ticket!       ---Dave Westbrook

REGATTA:   The January Regatta winners for each class were:   Val Mackas 31.9 class B.   Neal Crane 37.6 class A.   Joel Wall 24.1 class S.   No finisher for class D.   The fun, the competition and enjoyment made for a great afternoon at the patio/pool area.   See you at next months Regatta, February 4th.       ---Commodore, Jerry Becker

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.

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.

LINE DANCING on Thursday January 18th will be at 10:30 AM after the BOD meeting.  No class on Tuesday due to annual meeting.       --- June McMains

KGC TENNIS CLUB will hold its mid-season meeting on Wednesday, January 17th in the Books and Games room at 1:00 PM.   All interested in tennis are welcome.       ---Dick May

SOLO'S will meet at Waterfrontoo at 5:00 PM on Wednesday January 31st.  Those going on the cruise please sign up before you leave.  Wear your name tags.       ---Mary Jane Christopherson  486-1739

DOMINOES:   Dominoes are played every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse.   New players are always welcome.  No experience is necessary, we will teach.       ---Barb Amatrudo

CHORUS:   Singers needed.   We meet Thursdays 2:30 PM in the Clubhouse.   Call Eleanor Barth at 485-9714 if you have any questions.

LADIES SPRING LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW will be held at the Jacaranda Country Club on Thursday, February 1, 2007.   Fashions by Au 2.  A pre-showing sale of fashions and jewelry will be at 11:00 AM.  Lunch served at 12:00 Noon, followed by the Fashion show at 1:00 PM.  Tickets $18.00 will be on sale today, January 13th, and January 20th.       ---Reo Leach 484-3780

TENNIS PARTY:   The Annual Tennis Spaghetti Dinner for past, present and future KGC tennis players is scheduled for February 3rd.  See sign up sheet in the Tennis Court Gazebo for additional details.       ---Mary Jane Rodecki

SUPER BOWL "41" PARTY:   Tickets will be on sale today and the next few Saturdays for the Super Bowl Party which is on Sunday, February 4, 2007.   Social hour is 5:30 PM and game at 6:30 PM.  Enjoy the game on the "big screen" with your friends and neighbors.   Subs, snacks and ice cream bars are included for the price of $5.00.  BYOB.  Also, available will be "pool" squares.       ---Gene & Mickey


Bowler High Series   High Game
Rod See 542 192
Bud Porzio 520 191
Fred Carbone 518 200
Mary Ann Lyford 491 180
Helen Tibbets 461 --
Judy Skowron 481 173


Bob Goff rolled 70 pins over average single game.
Jane Haggerty rolled 50 pins over average single game.
Bowlers, please be at the bowling alley by noon, so we can get the line-up ready.       ---Don Fisher


Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 3 13 5
2 1 12 6
3 2 11 7
4 4 10 8
5 8 8 10
6 6 7 11
7 5 6 12
8 7 5 13

Monday January 15 - team #5 makes the courts ready.
Order of play Y - B - B             ---Ralph Garver


Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 1 12.5 5.5
2 2 11.5 6.5 11.5 6.5
3 4 10.5 7.5
4 7 10 8
5 3 8 10
6 8 7.5 10.5
7 6 6.5 11.5
8 5 5.5 12.5

Thursday January 18 team #2 makes the courts ready.
Order of play Y - B - B             ---Ralph Garver

REMINDER FOR ALL RESIDENTS:   Three (3) rooms here in KGC have been re-named.  The former Ceramic room is now the ACTIVITIES ROOM.  The former Billiards & Library room is now the BOOK AND GAME ROOM.  The former Poker room is now the CARD ROOM.

BOOK CLUB:   "Jane Austen in Boca" by Paula Marantz Cohen will be discussed at our next meeting on Monday, January 29, at 1:00 PM in the Book & Game Room. This humorous novel is an update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and is set in a Jewish retirement community in Boca Raton.  Observations of life among Florida retirees are combined with parallels to the original novel.  Sarasota County Libraries have a number of copies of this book, but not a copy on the shelves in Venice.  If you have a library card, you may request a copy online at or call 861-1340, and it will be ready for pick up at the Venice branch in a few days.       ---Sandy McIntyre

VIDEO LIBRARY:   Two new DVD purchased from Public Broadcasting, request of resident.
DVD #163 - Summer's Lease - Based on the novel by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) two DVD's, 3 hours 40 minutes.
DVD #164 - Carries War - Two children are evacuated from London during the Blitz.
            ---Jean Ickes, Video Library

CANDIDATES NIGHT:   108 people attended Candidates Night last Saturday evening.   This was a good chance for people to meet the candidates for both the Board of Directors and the Round Table.   Desserts were then served by the candidates and their spouses.

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to Ruth Fleck and Frederick and Sandra Fleck, who have purchased 252 Camelot Drive.   They are from Gibsonia, PA (Ruth) and Lakewood, CO.   We hope you enjoy many happy years at KGC!

RENTERS:   Welcome to the following renters:
Roger & Betty Nicely, former owners, 286 Ave. of Queens, 'til March 31, from Grand Rapids, MI, phone 480-9874.
Roy & Margaret Bakeoven, 211 Squire Ct, 'til July 1, from N. Cape, NJ, phone 488-8636.
Boots & Gina Krings, 186 Camelot Drive, 'til March 31, from Macomb, MI.
Robert & Joyce Getchell, 263 Camelot Drive, 'til July 1, from Willoughby, OH, phone 484-7316.
Joan Andrews, 321 Castle Drive, permanent renter, sister of Jan Collins, from  Lake Helen, FL and Littleton, NH.
Daniel & Patricia Zimmerman, 197 Castle Drive, 'til April 15, from Delton, MI.

2 PHONE NUMBER CORRECTIONS:   The phone number for renters Darryl and Judi Leathers, 225 Duchess Ave., is 480-9572.  The phone number for renters Frank and Phyllis Koenig, 34 Castle Dr., is 480-1642.

WELCOME PARTY:   This past Wednesday evening was the Welcome Party for the new owners at KGC, sponsored by the Welcome Committee and the Solo's Group.   Each new owner present was introduced and said a few words.   Tom Patricca, Vince Caudy, Mary Lou Richmond, Don Lambiotte and Alan Holdway welcomed these people and gave them an idea of how the Club operates and some of our activities.  Desserts were then served at the end of the program. Over 100 of our owners were present to welcome the new residents.   Think all new owners mentioned the friendliness here at the Club.   Thanks to ALL who helped to make this evening a success.       ---Shirley Bethke

THOUGHTS:  Next Tuesday morning, January 16, is the Annual Meeting.  Be sure to attend and vote for the candidates of your choice.  This is an important part of being a resident of the Club.       ---SJB

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