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Vol. XX, No. 7 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida February 17, 2007

NOTICE:   The Board of Directors meeting will be at 9:00 AM on Thursday, February 22nd.

LINE DANCING on Thursday February 22nd will be at 10:30 after the BOD meeting.       ---June McMains

THE HORSE RACE / PIZZA PARTY on February 24th is SOLD OUT!       ---Bud and Mary Porzio

SHUFFLEBOARD:   The Monday Shuffleboard league make-up day will be Sunday February 18th at 2:00 PM.  See you there at 1:45 PM.  Any questions call Sandy at 480-9508.       ---Ralph Garver

MAILBOXES:   In 3-1/2 days all of the new mailboxes were installed in the Club, and they really look nice.   Chairman Don Richmond says so many fellows helped with this project that he is afraid to list names for fear of forgetting someone.   Suffice to say, A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED!   And, thank you, too, to Alice Hildreth and Pat Sellner who first had the idea for new mailboxes.

"MAILBOX APPRECIATION PARTY"   March 3, 2007, at Clubhouse 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.   All workers, spouses and anyone who would like to express their appreciation to this committee please sign up on sheet at Travel Desk.   We would like to have some idea who might attend.   It will be posted on the bulletin board during the week.       Thank you, Mailbox committee.

IDEAS & DISCUSSIONS:   The next "Ideas & Discussion Group" will be held in the Clubhouse 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday February 23rd.   The topics selected are "Genetically modified food" and "The Mozart effect".   More information is available this morning at the KGC Newsletter table....please help yourself.       ---Alan & Rosemary  412-3872

TALENT SHOW:   The Annual Kings Gate Talent Show last Saturday evening was a huge success.  All of the acts were superlative and greatly enjoyed by the audience.   Producers were Patty and George Ray and Vic Griseto.   Dick Madden did his usual excellent job as MC.   It is almost unbelievable to realize the amount of talent we have here at the Club!   And, yes, the food prior to the Show was excellent, too.   THANKS TO ALL WHO HAD A PART IN THIS GREAT EVENING!

GUIDE DOGS:   A total of $400 collected last week.   Your support of the Guide Dog Program will allow the "Gift of Mobility", a Guide Dog, to assist a blind person to accomplish everyday tasks that we the sighted take for granted.   Your donation, cash or check, with or without a raffle ticket is appreciated.   Raffle ticket drawing to "Name" a future Guide Dog is today.   Names to choose are:   QUEEN - BARON - PRINCESS.       ---Jackie and Nip Barker

SOLO'S:   The Solo's will meet on Thursday February 22nd, at 5:00 PM at the Salt Water Café.   Sign up sheet is in Clubhouse.   Please wear your nametag.       ---Mary Jane Christopherson  486-1739

Congratulations to Valentine Cash Event Winners:

PENNSYLVANIA PATIO PARTY AT CLUBHOUSE:   Friday February 23rd, at 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.

BOOK CLUB:   "Lucy: A Novel" by Ellen Feldman will be discussed at our next meeting on Monday, February 26, at 1:00 PM in the Book & Game Room.  The love affair between Franklin Roosevelt and Lucy Mercer Rutherford is the subject of this book.  The story is told from Rutherford's viewpoint, and traces their affair from when she was initially hired as Eleanor Roosevelt's personal secretary before World War I and ends on Rutherford's deathbed in 1948.  Everyone is welcome!       ---Sandy McIntyre

TRAVEL:  All Payments are due:
Damn Yankees, March 11, 2007 $58.00.
Silver Foxes March 22, 2007 $17.00.
Sailor Circus March 30, 2007 $13.00.

Andrew Rieu April 24th, 2007, make checks payable to Happy Heart Tours, $126.00, pick up at the Clubhouse, details on the travel board.

January 16-26, 2008, Coral Princess to the Panama Canal.   Check the travel board or our web page,
Any questions contact Don or Mary Lou at 484-6807 Travel Coordinators.

BLOOD MOBILE will be at KGC Thursday, March 1st from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.   If you can donate for this noble cause please sign-up on the sheet in the rear of the Clubhouse and pick your preferred time for giving.   Thank you.       George Agricola

LIBRARY GOOD READ suggested by one of our readers- A State of Denial, by investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward, gives insights into decisions and players involved with leading the U.S. into the war with Iraq.  Reminds one of a Tom Clancy novel!       ---B. Tompkins

THOUGHTS:   Hear some people talk about all the homes for sale now at the Club.   However, some years ago there were 30 homes for sale at one time.   Can also remember when there were no homes for sale one summer.   If you know of someone who is interested in purchasing a home here, steer them to our Realty Company.   And, in the meantime, enjoy our excellent facilities, numerous activities and the great residents here.....we are fortunate to live in "Our Little Bit of Paradise."       ---SJB

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