Dee Hicks, Editor
|Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.|
|Vol. XX, No. 26||King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida||July 7, 2007|
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Dup. Bridge
7:00P Billiards (L)
8:30A Water Ex
7:00P Poker (M)
8:30A Water Ex
9:00A RT Mtg
HEALTHLINE: Dick Nolin, 80 King Arthur Dr., was in a very serious accident on June 19th. He was alone in his car and stopped and was hit from the front and the back by 2 trucks. He was taken to the hospital. He had surgery. Right after the surgery he got pneumonia. He was in intensive care for six days and then three more days in a regular room. He was released from the hospital on June 30th. Cards and prayers would be appreciated. Cards may be sent to Richard Nolin, c/o Paul Nolin, 106 Brookshire Lane, Cropwell, AL 35054.
Marge Hufford, 314 Castle Dr., is having leg trouble and cannot walk. She is house bound and would appreciate your prayers and company. Cards would be nice. ---Jane Haggerty, Summer Time Healthline
THANK YOU: Dear King's Gate Friends: I can not thank you enough for all that you do. Your cards, spiritual remembrance for healing, hospital visits, phone calls, gifts; you are so wonderful. Sal came home from the hospital June 26, after 3 weeks plus 1 day. The very next day he fell and this was a big set back. I really thought I would lose him; but thru the Grace of God, my boy friend of 55 years is still with me. Please continue to pray for Sal and me as well. God Bless each one of you. Lots of Hugs, Ann Franco
CONDOLENCES: Rod See, 236 Castle Dr., passed away at Venice Regional Medical Center following heart surgery, on June 29, 2007. He is survived by Grace, his wife of 50 years, 2 sons and 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren, also his father and sister, Kerrie Morawa. Rod and Grace moved to KGC in 1998. There will be no memorial service. Cards may be sent to Grace at her KGC address. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or the charity of your choice.
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 Richmond 94l-484-6807.
KINGS GATE STORY HISTORY: Here is the continuation of Thurman Sorrell's letter which was written on March 1, 1987, to George McIntyre, President of the first Board of Directors:
Soon after the bridge was completed,Lynn (Morey) received the necessary permits to proceed. King's Gate Club, Inc. was organized and buyers for the first one hundred lots were solicited, some purchasing one lot, and others purchasing one or more, to complete the original one hundred. These participants invested the cost of their lots and Lynn invested additional money, the undeveloped land and his "development know-how" to the corporation. For his investment, he accepted an un-secured account receivable.
It was understood that this account receivable would be paid from the sale of the balance of the 231 (lots) memberships and that a Board of Trustees would have the final responsibility of the development and park (Club) management until which time all the lots were sold and the account receivable would be paid.
The completion of the development truly exceeded the time anticipated by both the developer and the membership. There were a number of things that contributed to this, some being the EPA, real estate tax statue, tight financing, recession, and the most important Membership Sale vs. Lot Sale-Deed. This being a new concept was very difficult for prospective purchasers to understand.
During these delays, the developer indicated he would be willing to sell his interest to someone else. At that time I went on record encouraging him to continue with the development and completion of the Club. I know many of us purchased because we had confidence in his ability.
I once asked Lynn why he did not attend some of the meetings and respond to some of the complaints of the membership in open meetings. He said he had learned it was impossible to respond to all differences of opinion -- that it was like trying to respond to grass fires popping up everywhere. He said it was more important to continue to do the necessary tasks to complete the goal. For the membership and the developer, this was completed in January. For me and I believe the majority of our membership, we are pleased and proud of the quality of our wonderful Club, which is to a great degree due to this one person.
Story to be continued next week. ---SJB
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