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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks, Editor
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Vol. XX, No. 8 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida February 24, 2007

KGC PROXY ENVELOPE:   Please be sure you have identified your Unit # on the outside of your return envelope, before handing in your vote to the office.   Thank you.

GUIDE DOGS:   Thank you "Gaters" for your generous donations to the recent fundraiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs.   On Wednesday, February 21st we deposited $1995 with SEGD.   Of this amount $1000 was from RT Charity fund and $995 from the recent "Raffle ticket" sale.   Marion Gladkowski's raffle ticket was drawn to name our next "Puppy" and she chose the name "BARON".   We Thank You for your support.       ---Jackie & Nip Barker

LADIES GOLF:   All King's Gate lady golfers are invited to play a 9-hole scramble on Wednesday, February 28 at Calusa Lakes.   We'll meet at Calusa at 1:00 PM for lunch and then begin golf at 2:30 PM.   The entry fee for the scramble is $2.00 per person.   Sign up on the sheet in our Clubhouse by Sunday noon, February 25.   For further information call Nancy Breitwieser or Sue Simmons.

BOOK CLUB:   Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 26, at 1:00 PM in the Book & Game Room.   We will discuss "Lucy: A Novel" by Ellen Feldman.   Everyone is welcome!       ---Sandy McIntyre

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

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   The next pancake breakfast of the season will be on Friday morning, March 2nd.   Some of you may have visitors, friends, and family visiting during these months.   All the better, bring them along.   Our men are cooking and serving from 7:30 till 9:00 AM.   Come early to beat the rush.   Thanks,   Bill Barth

MAILBOX APPRECIATION PARTY March 3, 2007 at the Clubhouse 4:00 - 6:00 PM.   Last day to sign up. Thank you.   Any questions see Don Richmond or call 484-6807.   SIGN UP SHEET AT THE TRAVEL DESK.

SYMPATHY to the family of long time former resident, Marge Hamilton.   She died Friday, February 16th at her daughter's home.   She was active in the Club and Community, working in both the Venice Library and our KGC Library.   She also played Bells at the Venice Presbyterian Church.   Cards may be sent to her daughter Judith Hamilton, 41 Johnson Rd., Auburn, ME 04210.

MICHIGAN - INDIANA DINNER:   We are having dinner at Waterfrontoo, 2205 N. Tamiami Trail, March 8th at 5:00 PM.   Looking forward to seeing you there.   Sign up sheet is in the Clubhouse.   Wear your name tags.   Any questions call Loretta Brian  488-0664.

MARCH POTLUCK:   The KGC March potluck "Flying High" will be held Saturday March 10, 2007.   Social at 5:30 PM, dinner served at 6:00 PM.  Bring a dish to share and your table service and bowl.  BYOB, wine & beer will be furnished.  $5.00 per person.       ---Betty Mohr

RENTERS:   Welcome to Clair and Carolyn Gorman, who are renting at 233 Duchess Ave. 'til April 6.   They are from Stanton, MI.   Enjoy your stay at Kings Gate Club!

SPEED LIMIT IN CLUB:   Remember, the speed limit is to not exceed 20 MPH.  From now until after Easter, there will be lots of young people visiting here.   Let's not have any accidents.

VIDEO ROOM:  Three new DVD's for the Video Room:   DVD #170 - The Pledge.  DVD #171 - Departed.  DVD #172 - Mrs. Pelfrey at the Claremont.       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:   Our travel season is winding down, only 4 more events scheduled.  
Damn Yankees, March 11, 2007 sold out, wait list.
Silver Foxes at Venice Little Theatre, March 22, 2007 due to some recent cancellations I have 7 tickets available, $17.00 each.
Sailor Circus, March 30, 2007, 4 tickets left, join in the fun.   See me at the travel desk today to reserve your spot.
April 24th, 2007, Tuesday, Andre Rieu at St.Pete Times Forum Tampa..3 seats available.   Tour includes round trip motor coach, dinner at Rusty Pelican in Tampa with choice of three entrees, reserved seating at the Forum, all applicable taxes, drivers tip and pick up at our Clubhouse.  $126.00.
ANY QUESTIONS SEE Don or Mary Lou, Travel Coordinators or call 484-6807.


Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 2 49 23
2 3 48 24
3 4 43 29
4 1 41 31
5 8 32 40
6 7 27 45
7 6 25 47
8 5 23 49

Monday February 26  Team #8 makes courts ready
Order of play B - B - Y       ---Ralph Garver


Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 1 52.5 37.5
2 2 51.5 38.5
3 3 48.5 41.5
4 7 48 42
5 8 45.5 44.5
6 4 42 48
7 6 41.5 48.5
8 5 30.5 59.5

Thursday March 1  Team #8 makes courts ready
Order of play Y - Y - B
Next Week Position Day!!!       ---Ralph Garver

BOWLING:   On February 27 and March 6 - two week singles tournament.

Bowler High Series   High Game
Fred Carbone
594 209
Jim Purkey 536 196
Bill Gilbert 534 212
Rod See 520 210
Gene Fournier
528 181
Carole Gualdoni 504 212
Judy Skowron 503 178
Charles Brady 502 169
Mary Carpenter 477 169
Mary Ann Lyford 493 174
Ernie Auerbach bowled 72 pins over average single game.       ---Don Fisher

BEACH PARTY FEBRUARY POTLUCK DINNER:   Thanks to Chairpersons Linda and Jack Varty, for the dinner on February 17.   Their committee included Jim & Julie Walker, Jim & Bev Purkey, Wally & Lois Luther, John & Mary Jane Hegi, Jack & Eleanor Gregory, Jack & Agnes Flanagan, John & Sandy Eade, Jim & Mary Ann Diebold, Jan Collins, Jim & Dolores Cook, Loretta Brian, and Ernie & Judy Auerbach.   The party was a complete sell-out at 208 tickets.   The tickets and posters were printed by Nip Barker.   The theme for the party was a Beach Theme.   Entree was barbequed chicken.   Musical entertainment was provided by Bruce Shelly, a singing DJ.   THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL PARTY!   And, thanks, too, to all who brought the delicious food to the dinner.

STAINED GLASS NEWS:   The Thursday class is now finished.   Everyone is welcome to bring your glass projects and work in the Activities Room either Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons.   Check the calendar for the starting times.       ---Jessica Prentice

ROC NET:   King's Gate Club has been awarded a certificate as an official member of the Federation of Manufactured Home Owners Association Presidents Club.   The award was presented at their recent meeting.  It was given in appreciation of the 72 new KGC members who joined in 2006.   Many thanks for your support.       ---Larry Collier, ROC Net Chairperson

LINE DANCERS:   Jean Valasek from Kings Gate Park was instrumental in having 20 Line Dancers from Kings Gate Park and Kings Gate Club entertain residents at Heritage Health Care on Albee Farm Road on February 9.   Our hats are off to all the dancers, and we would like to recognize them for taking time out of their busy days to add some cheer to our senior citizens.  From Kings Gate Park:   Jean Valasek, Jan Szczepanski, Helen Duffy.  From Kings Gate Club:   June McMains, Jean Ickes, Mary Ann Lyford, Arlene Hyde, Diane Cocilova, Agnes Flanagan, Anna Donnelly, Charlotte Alex, Jan Collins, Gina Krings, Connie Wall, Mickey Fournier, Rosemary Holdway, Mary Jane Rodecki, Claire Smith, Lois Crane, and one GREAT GUY, Neil Crane!   You are all to be commended, as people who are confined to care centers really appreciate outside entertainment.

THOUGHTS:   You all know I think that people don't smile enough these days (exception:  all of us at the Club smile).   When a person smiles at someone, they almost always get a smile in return.   When I saw the following poem, I just had to pass it on to all of you.   EVERYONE NEEDS A SMILE!!!       ---SJB


Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the
When someone smiled at me today, I started
smiling, too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my
When he smiled, I realized I'd passed it on to
I thought about that smile, then I realized its
A single smile, just like mine could travel
round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it
Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the
world infected!

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