Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks, Editor
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Vol. XX, No. 5 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida February 3, 2007

REMINDER, REMINDER !!!!!   All articles to be included in the current weekly Round Table Newsletter MUST BE IN BY 10:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING.   The Newsletter this time of the year has more items and requires more time to put together.   You may deliver them to my clip at 45 King Arthur Dr, or e-mail them to eaglewatcherfl@comcast.net     Please sign all articles, and NO telephone articles.   Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.       ---Dee Hicks, Newsletter Editor

CONDOLENCES:   Bruce Collins of 173 Duchess Ave. passed away and his services were held in Canada on Friday, February 2, 2007.   Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2801 Fruitville Rd., Suite 250 Pen West Park, Sarasota, FL 34237.   Cards of condolences may be sent to his wife, Virginia at their northern address.

HEALTH LINE:   Richard Stratton of 219 Princess Ave. is having heart problems.   Cards and prayers would be appreciated.
Chris Townsend of 211 Castle Dr. had triple by-pass heart surgery on Tuesday and is recuperating well.   Cards and prayers are appreciated.
Bob Goff of 257 Castle Dr. is at home recuperating and is undergoing physical therapy.   Cards and prayers are appreciated.

THANK YOU:   Tom Gooch of 220 Princess Ave had heart by-pass surgery last week and is recuperating well.   Thank you for all your kind words, cards, prayers and telephone calls.   I really appreciate them.   This is truly a wonderful place to live.       ---Tom

RENTERS:   Welcome to the following renters:
Bob & Daisy Felter, 295 Ave. of Kings, here 'til March 16, from Auburn, NY, phone 485-7760.
Leo & Sandra Tiller, 3 Castle Drive, here 'til March 28, from Portage, MI, phone 488-6076.
Enjoy your stay at Kings Gate Club!

GUIDE DOGS:   February 10th and 17th will be our Annual "Fund Raiser" for Southeastern Guide Dogs.   "KGC-KING" will be here once again on the 10th with puppy raiser Lorraine, also Kim with her puppy. RAFFLE tickets will be sold to those that wish to participate in the drawing to "NAME" our future puppy. Take your tickets home, available today, use return address labels plus telephone on the ticket stub. Bring with you on the 10th or 17th. Drawing will be held on the 17th.  If you don't want to bother with Raffle tickets, Cash or Checks in any amount greatly appreciated.  Make checks payable: KGC Roundtable - with Guide Dogs in the memo. "Give the gift of Mobility"       Thank you - Jackie and Nip Barker

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   February 8th Dinner @ 5:00 PM.  Social hour 4:00-5:00 PM.  Come socialize with all the friends and KGC members at the North Jetty.   Have a chance to discuss the "green flash" at sunset and other topics.   Remember to bring a dish for ten / your snack and your place settings.   Looking forward to seeing everyone.       ---Chairperson:   Claire Becker

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the following events:   --Men's Luncheon   February 27, 2007.   --March Pot Luck March 10, 2007, and   --Spring Dance April 7, 2007.  Sign up on the easel in the Club House or contact Vince Caudy @ 486-0725.

VOLUNTEER'S NEEDED:   Caretaker for the 4 Purple Martin Houses on the KGC Common Grounds.   Also, person for Flag disposal.   Contact Vince Caudy # 285 @ 486-0725.

REGATTA FOR FEBRUARY:   Where:   Swimming Pool.  Time: 1:30 PM, February 11th.   The challenge has been made for the skilled yachtsmen of KGC to show their talents to the Guest and Rookies once again.   See the maneuvers and abilities of the boats.   Good entertainment and refreshments available.   Looking forward to seeing every one there.       ---Commodore Jerry Becker

LIBRARY STAFF:   Saturday directly after the meeting, we will gather in the Book and Game room.   We need to discuss changes in the library and gather suggestions from all of you of books to highlight in future newsletters.       ---B. Tompkins

NEEDED:   Box tops or cut down boxes 12" by 18" for our book fair to display our books on the table.   Please call Barb Tompkins 480-9294 if you have any of the above.       ---B. Tompkins

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Dick Roberts called Ruth Hazeldine to inform her that Agnes Vey, a former resident of KGC, has passed away Friday January 26, 2007, on the East coast.   She is survived by her brother John Harrison.

VIDEO LIBRARY:   Wren McMains has put the Video Library on our web site.   You can now view all DVD - VCR and Children's video by name and number.   The list includes all the videos bought by January 14th.   New ones will be added as soon as I get my lessons from Wren.   Any questions go to Wren's computer class, 10:00 AM every Friday.       ---Jean Ickes

TICKETS for the Horse Race - Pizza Party on February 24th will be on sale Saturday February 10, and February 17.  $6.00.  BYOB and Bring Quarters.       ---Bud and Mary Porzio

SUPER BOWL "41" PARTY:   Tickets will be on sale today for the Super Bowl Party which is on Sunday, February 4th.   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

ENTERTAINMENT:   Wednesday, February 14th is Valentines Day!   At 7:30 PM you'll hear "The Goodmans" sing and play memorable love songs on clarinet, saxophone, and piano.   Tickets $6.00.   Come early for a glass of wine!       ---Entertainment Committee

NEW ENGLAND LUNCHEON:   We will be meeting again on Friday, February 16, 2007 for Lunch (or Breakfast) at 11:30 AM at Millie's on 3900 Clark Road in Sarasota.   Even though our Patriots didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year we are still proud of them.   We look forward to seeing all our New England friends, renters and guests.   Sign up on sheet in the Clubhouse.   Please wear your nametags.   For directions or any questions call Gene and Mickey Fournier - 488-8281.

FEBRUARY POTLUCK:   "Beach Party" barbecued chicken dinner on February 17th.   Music by DJ - Bruce Shelly 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   Wear beach attire (optional), shoes & shirt required.   Social with setups at 5:30 PM.   Dinner served at 6:00 PM.   BYOB, table service and a dish to share.   Tickets $5.00.       ;---Questions, call Linda or Jack Varty  488-2979.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY luncheon Thursday February 15th at 12:30 PM at Troyer's Dutch Heritage, at Beneva and Bahia Vista Roads, Sarasota.   Sign up sheet in Clubhouse.       --- Barth's

PENNSYLVANIA PATIO PARTY AT CLUBHOUSE:   Friday February 23rd, 12:30 PM.   Bring a dish to share, table setting and your choice of drink.   Sign up sheet on board in the Clubhouse.   $3.00 per person will cover the cost for hamburger, hot dogs, sausage & chips.   For any questions call Rose Jones, Jean Ickes, Gigi Conway.

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS from Don Fisher

Bowler High Series   High Game
Chuck Brady 522 --
Bud Porzio 509 184
Fred Carbone 511 193
Linda Varty 468 185
Mary Ann Lyford
467 --
Lorraine Quirion 456 --
Judy Skowron 466 --
Helen Tebbets 474 179
Patty Ray 471 170
Carole Gualdoni 513 195
Marcia Nolin 467 --

REGARDING MAGAZINES:   We appreciate all your donations of magazines.   Please don't leave catalogs, brochures, or newspapers.   If you have magazines dated before September 2006, please take to the recycle container.   National Geographic, Smithsonian Natural History and the like are kept longer.       ---Thank you,  Eleanor Barth

COMPUTER USERS GROUP will now meet in the Activities room 10:00 AM Fridays.   The next few weeks we're looking at both Open Office (word processing and spreadsheets) and FastStone (photo organizing) ... come join us.   Questions on anything you are having trouble with are always welcome.   (People like the smaller room because the screen is closer and they can see it better ... THANKS Nip!!   If the group is too big, we'll move back to the clubhouse.)       ---Wren

TRAVEL:   Sunday February 4th, 2007, buses loading at 10:00 AM and leaving at l0:15 AM for the Broadway Palm Dinner theatre.   We should be back about 5:00 PM so you will in time for the Super Bowl Party.   Check the travel board to see what bus you're on, #1 or #2

February 15th, 2007 all tickets should be paid for the Hard Rock Casino, $25.00 per person.
March 11th, 2007 Damn Yankees $58.00 payments can be made now.  Wait list only.
March 22, 2007 Silver Foxes have a few tickets left $17.00 each.
March 30th, 2007 Sailor Circus $13.00 each, tickets still available.

Andre Rieu will be performing at St.Pete Times Forum-Tampa, First come, First see!
April 24th, Tuesday 2007, leaving about 2:30 PM and returning about midnight.  Round trip motor coach transportation, dinner at Rusty Pelican in Tampa with three entrees choices.  Reserved seating at the Forum, all applicable taxes, driver's tip and Happy Heart Escort (depending on how many sign up).  $126.00 cash or checks only, payable to Happy Heart Tours, at time of reservations.

January 16th-26th, 2008 Coral Princess to the Panama Canal.
Any questions contact Don or Mary Lou at 484-6807 travel coordinators.

8 ACRES UPDATE:   Following is a report from Dick Lyford, who is the liaison between the Board of Directors and the County:   "On Monday, January 29, 2007, we had a meeting with representatives of the County and the Engineer to discuss the progress of Honore Avenue, our wall, the 8 acres, and the schedule for the road.   At our next BOD meeting in February, we will talk about these issues.   The County is going to have a public meeting at the school on Laurel Road in March to update the public on its progress.   You will be notified as to the time and date of this meeting."

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   Thanks to Alan and Rosemary Holdway for a wonderful evening last Saturday.   Over 125 people attended this program to hear Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra as they celebrated New Years Eve in Vienna.   It was spectacular!   The "goodies" at intermission were delicious, too.   Watch for the next "Music Appreciation" program - you will be happy you make plans to attend.

THOUGHTS:   As we start a new year with our Board of Directors and Round Table Committee, we should be most grateful to the people who ran for these groups.   They are volunteers who put in a great deal of their time to benefit us. We do not always have to agree with them, but should remember they are always working for the benefit of the Club.   And, our "Little Bit of Paradise" is a wonderful place to live!       ---SJB


You can't read this and stay in a bad mood!!
1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?  -------Unique Up On It.
2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?  ------- Tame Way, Unique Up On It.
3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?   ------- They Take The Psycho Path.
4. How Do You Get Holy Water?   -------You Boil The Hell Out Of It.
5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?   ------- Dam!
6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?   ------- Polaroid's.
7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?    ------- A Stick.
8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?    ---- Nacho Cheese.
9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?    -----Subordinate Clauses.
10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?     -------Quattro Sinko.
11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?    -------Spoiled Milk.
12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?   ------- Frostbite.
13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?    -------A Nervous Wreck.
14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?     -------Anyone Can Roast Beef.
15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?    -------Right Where You Left Him.
16. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?   ------- Because They Have Big Fingers.
17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?    -------Because It Scares The Dog.
18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?    ------- Sanka.
19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover?    ------- The Location Of The Dirt Bag.
20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?   ------- Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.
21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?  ------- A Bad Golfer Goes,
           Whack, Dang!   A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.
 22. How Are a Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?   ---- Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer.
Now, admit it. At least one of these made you smile!


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