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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
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Dee Hicks
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Vol. XX, No. 23 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 16, 2007

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
Happy Father's Day
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Dup. Bridge
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
12:30P Ceramics
1:00P Bowling
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
7:00P Poker(L)
7:00P Poker (M)
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Mtg

HEALTHLINE:   Tom Potts, 154 Duchess Ave., was admitted to the hospital on Friday June 15th, for lung cancer surgery.  Cards and prayers are welcome, but they request no visitors at this time.       ---Jane Haggerty, Summer Healthline

CONDOLENCES:   Jean Tworek, 13 Castle Dr., formerly of Chicago, died June 7, 2007.   She is survived by a stepson, and 2 grandchildren.   Services were at the Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel, and burial will be in Illinois.

CONDOLENCES:   Jack Boorsma, 78 King Arthur Drive, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday Morning June 13th, in Rochester, New York.   Jack was stricken with severe abdominal distress on Tuesday at the Boorsma's 79 Sunset Trail West home in Fairport NY 14450 and was then hospitalized in Rochester.   Jack is survived by his wife Elizabeth, their daughter Nancy Boorsma Nobis and three grandchildren.   Jack was involved in many KGC activities since moving here in the mid-'80's, including our annual Fair, pancake breakfasts, and the woodshop.   Jack, with all his talents will be greatly missed.   At this moment, funeral plans are not known, nor do we have details on memorial contributions in lieu of flowers.   Prayers will be appreciated.   Cards may be sent to their Fairport address.

THANK YOU:   A special thank you to everyone that helped with the Conway Memorial on Saturday June 9th, 2007.   All the set-up people, kitchen servers, punch servers, the wonderful bakers, the beautiful music by Ron Carpenter, the clean up crew and trash haulers, it could not be done without all of you.   I appreciate all your help, thanks again,     Mary Lou, Memorial Chairman.

SOLO'S:   The Solo's group will meet at Marker 4, on Thursday June 28 at 5:00 P.M.   Please sign up on sheet in the hall.   Any questions call Mary Jane Christopherson  486-1739.

OHIO CLUB:   Need final reservations, don't delay any longer.   July 9th, 2007 in Columbus Ohio at the Buckeye Hall of Fame.   Any questions give us a call.   Anyone that wants a change of pace from surrounding areas feel free to join us, just give us a call - Don and Mary Lou Richmond 941-484-6807.

TRAVEL:   Any travel needs give us a call.   We pick up our calls daily even if we are out of town.   Have a great summer.       Don and Mary Lou  94l-484-6807.

FORMER RESIDENT:   George Ruttan, died at his home in Zolfo Springs near Arcadia, FL on May 16th, after a long stay at Sarasota Hospital - and then home with hospice.   He and his wife Iva were residents of KGC for 17 years from 1983 until 2000.   Services were held in Michigan.   Cards may be sent to his northern address:   Park Box 1, 3205 Hughes Rd., Howell, MI 48843.   There will be a memorial service held in their church in Arcadia, FL in February 2008.

KINGS GATE CLUB HISTORY:   Lynn Morey, Jr. built Kings Gate RV Park.   Then he decided to build a resident-owned mobile home park (now called manufactured homes).   He purchased the property which is now the Club and built a bridge to get there.   His concept was to have a Certificate of Ownership for each lot in the Club.   Many of our newer owners probably are not familiar with the history of the Club.   For the next several weeks we will follow the history.   If you have an item you think would be of interest in this series, please write to me at my northern address or send to me via e-mail.  Thanks in advance for your help.   I already have some items which I am planning to use, but would welcome more.       ---Shirley Bethke

HEALTHLINE POLICY:   As a notice is received regarding someone's illness, surgery, accident, etc. it will be reported.   If the condition changes substantially, that also will be reported.   We DO like to report when one is ill because prayers and cards are always welcomed.   Sometimes we hear of someone being ill or in the hospital or such, but we cannot report it, as we have NOT been notified by family, or someone close to the person, and cannot report on "hear-say".       ---Jane Haggerty, Summertime Healthline

POOL CLOSING:   The King's Gate Club pool will be closed for installation of pavers beginning Monday June 18, 2007 and will remain closed for up to three weeks.   A more definitive re-open date will be announced as the work progresses.
The King's Gate Park pool is available for our residents use.   The KGP Board requests that we observe the following rules:

TELEPHONE USE IN THE EVENT OF DISASTERS:   After living through hurricane Charley in Punta Gorda, we learned several important lessons.   Immediately we were without all utilities.   Our cell phones worked for a short time then the service stopped.   The electricity was out for more than two weeks and the cable for TV and internet service was out for more than a month.   The cordless phones in our house did not work because there was no electricity.   The only communication we had was by using an old style princess phone that was connected to the old style phone system (copper wire).   This service was interrupted only for a few days and was restored much faster than either cable or electricity.

If we had had an emergency without the old style telephone, we would not have been able to contact anyone for assistance for a long period of time.   This experience reminds us that there may be issues with the modern communication options available today.

It is our understanding that in the event of power failure, Comcast telephone and internet services will not work.   The new Verizon FIOS (telephone, television and/or internet) will have a battery back-up that provides 16 hours of standby telephone service or 4 hours of talk time.   The old style phone service (copper wire - not Fiber Optic Service) will work as long as the wires (most of which are underground) have not been destroyed.

This information is not intended to discourage you from choosing any of the new communication services that are available.   Its purpose is to point out some of the potential disadvantages that may exist.

Technology is always improving.   Perhaps these concerns have been eliminated through recent innovations.   Ask your Comcast or Verizon representative about these issues if you are considering subscribing to one of their services.       ---Charles Clotfelter - KGC Manager

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