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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
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Vol. XX, No. 27 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 14, 2007

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
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

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere condolences to Barb Neumann, 125 Camelot Dr. and Linda Varty, 51 King Arthur Dr. and their families on the death of husband and father Edward Neumann, who passed away Thursday July 12, 2007.   Ed and Barb moved to King's Gate Club in 1981, and were very active in the club for a number of years.   There will be no service.   Cards and prayers appreciated.

HEALTHLINE:   Jane Bonyai had knee replacement surgery.   She is out of rehab and doing well.   Cards may be mailed to her northern address.   Prayers also appreciated.       Jane -- Summer Time Healthline

THANK YOU:   My family and I would like to thank everyone in the Club for the kind words, prayers, cards and food after Rodney passed away.   King's Gate Club is truly a bit of paradise.       Grace See

THANK YOU:   I would like to thank all of you for the sympathy you gave to me over my brother's death.   He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer just two weeks prior.   He went fast and with little suffering.   For him it was a blessing.   For his family, too soon.   It is so great to have so many people care.   Thank you all.       Linda MacMillan

LADIES LUNCHEON:   Thank you to Louise Eichenlaub and Barb Tompkins for chairing the July Ladies Luncheon.   It was held at The Curry Creek Café and 21 ladies attended.   The food was served promptly, and was very good.   Everyone had a good time, and even the US 41 construction was easy to navigate.

JULY 4th POTLUCK DINNER:   Thank you to Mary Jane Christopherson and her helpers.   The July 4th potluck was an "old fashion potluck" with people bringing whatever they wanted to eat for the July 4th celebration.   Music and singing was enjoyed after the dinner.   The evening was enjoyed by many.  Pictures below…..

Rosanna in Office Conversation Class

TRAVEL:   We are back and ready for a fun trip.   I am sure many of you are ready to take off for a day of fun at the Hard Rock Casino.   I need 40 to fill the bus.   $25.00 per person, if you saved your pink voucher from last trip it will be good for an additional $5.00 in free play and a $5.00 meal voucher is also included.   Round trip, tips included.   Need a count today to go forward with the plans.   July 26, 2007, Thursday, leaving at 9:30 AM.       Mary Lou 484 6807

OHIO CLUB:   The Ohio Club met in Columbus Ohio on July 9th, 2007 at the Buckeye Hall of Fame, We had a great buffet lunch, lots of stories, friendship and love.   The theme this year was Euclid Beach Park, an amusement park on the east side of Cleveland Ohio.   The park first opened in 1895 and finally closed in 1969.   The family grew its own popcorn in Huron County and it is still maintained by the 4th generation of the Humphrey's.   The popcorn was featured on The Food Network's show, "Food Finds" and this really increased the sales of the popcorn and were also famous for their taffy.   All the guests received Humphrey popcorn balls and we used the taffy and Cleveland Stadium mustard as some door prizes.   Thank you for everyone that attended and wish all the Ohio people could have joined us.   Don and Mary Lou Richmond

VIDEO ROOM:   I had to replace two (almost) brand new DVD'S.   Someone returned the case for the Illusionist but No DVD.   I tried to contact people who had it out but no one seems to KNOW where it is.   I purchased another one today - will keep the old number DVD 165.
Also had to replace The Devil Wears Prada DVD No. 161 - tried to fix this one but to no avail.
While at the Movie Gallery I picked up Little Children, Freedom Writers, and Notes on a Scandal.

We have quite a few DVD that have been ruined - some of the older ones I am not replacing.   Please try to handle all DVD by the edges while putting them in and out of your DVD recorder.       Jean Ickes

KINGS GATE STORY HISTORY:   Here is the final installment of Thurman Sorrell's letter which was written on March 1, 1987, to George McIntyre, President of the first Board of Directors:

"January (1987) marked the beginning of the sequel to the KING'S GATE STORY.   That being the time we as 331 members assumed the responsibility of the management and continued development of King's Gate.   This is not a small undertaking since it is impossible for 331 members to participate in the daily responsibilities and duties of management.   It was agreed that the nine member Board of Directors elected would establish policy and management.

ANY PERSON interested in being a candidate was invited to submit their name.   Since this was not a high profile type of office (outside of King's Gate) and there being no profit motive in this position, we members were very surprised and pleased that we did have 18 candidates willing to serve.   After a campaign of certainly limited campaigning on the part of the candidates, we did elect the final nine members.

During the past few weeks you and your fellow directors have met and worked diligently to establish policies and procedures for the management of our park.   This is a thankless job and I feel sure that any decisions you make are in your combined evaluations the ones that you feel are the best for our total membership.   It is imperative for the future of our park that you as elected directors receive our support.   I don't believe we have any other choice, we have to rely on your decisions.   It is impossible for each of the 331 memberships to control the management responsibilities.

Most of us are in the time of our life that most of these decisions that have to be made will not change the direction of our life style.   It is really not important that we get "caught up" in the frustrations of decisions that we may not individually completely approve.   Maggie and I appreciate your sincere efforts and will continue to urge other members to unite and support your dedication in performing the necessary tasks to continue THE KING'S GATE STORY."

Thanks so much to Thurman Sorrell for sharing this letter with us.   More Club history will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.       ---SJB

THOUGHTS:   Miss all of you members of the Club.  Am counting weeks until it is time to again head south.   In the meantime, if you have some news to share with us, let either Dee or I know.       Thanks in advance - Shirley Bethke

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