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Vol. XX, No. 36 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida September 15, 2007

SOLO'S:   The Solo's group will be going to Rosebuds on Thursday September 20th at 4:30 PM.   This is the 3rd Thursday of the month, and this is correct.   Wear your name tag.       ---Call Mary Jane if need be 486-1739.

FLU SHOTS:   The Flu Shots will be given November 15, 2007 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.   I will be in the Hall on Saturday mornings before and after the meetings with the sign-up list.   Please sign on your house number line.   If two (2) people at your address are to have a shot, please put a 2 after your name.       ---Thank you, Eleanor Gregory

HALLOWEEN PARTY:   Mark your calendar and be thinking of a costume for Saturday, October 27th.   If you haven't attended a KGC Halloween Party, it's a fun event and many people come in costume.   Costumes are not required, but it adds to the fun!   The musicians will be the Wan-Na-Bes, a married couple who play Oldies, Rock & Roll, and some Country at local clubs and events.   In October we'll be asking for volunteers to help with decorations, etc.   Tickets will be on sale Oct. 13th and 20th.       -----Sandy and Chuck McIntyre

VIDEO ROOM:   One new DVD:   Georgia Rule.       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:   Payment due for You're Perfect, Now Change   $54.00   September 23, 2007
      Payment due for Hard Rock Casino September 27, 2007     $25.00

Thanksgiving:   A list of names posted for Thanksgiving, check and be sure you're on it, it is wait listed.   If you're not going please let me know as soon as possible.   Payment in full by November 1st, or sooner, $65.00 cash or checks to Kings Gate Club Travel.   Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, leaving at 4:00 PM     Holly Jolly Christmas.

Radio City Rockettes:   Friday December 14th, 2007, Wait Listed.   Must be paid in full by November 1st, 2007, or sooner.   MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:   Happy Heart Tours.   Need your menu choice at time of payment.   London Broil, Chicken Marsala or Salmon with dill sauce.

New Happy Heart Tour papers with lots of exciting trips available at the Travel Desk please pick up.       ---Don and Mary Lou 484-6807

KINGS GATE CLUB - THE EARLY YEARS.   THE FAIRS AT KINGS GATE:   Many of you have wondered how our KGC Annual Fair got started.   Read on:

In 1982, Jim Salter was elected President of the King's Gate Club and his first problem was to raise money to better operate the Club.   The only income at this time came from a two dollar yearly fee paid by members and a small income from the sale of used newspapers and a small profit from events like the Pancake Breakfasts.   He established a "Ways and Means Committee" and appointed Don Moriarty, a new member, as Chairman to find a way and a means to make money.   By the Fall of 1982, Don submitted an idea to hold a Fair which was accepted by the Board and a committee was brought together by Don and they went to work in November.

The first Fair was held on March 5, 1983, with fair weather and the temperature in the seventies, but rain in the forecast.   The Fair was advertised by window ads in stores and in members' car windows.   About 1700 people came and were entertained all day on our stage by in-house talent headed up by Lynn Olson and outside paid talent, The Gondoliers, who were paid $75.00 and the Phil-Harmonics were paid $100.00.

Total gross receipts were $5,582.30.   Expenses were $1,875.17, for a profit of $3,707.17.   The largest gross income came from the silent auction run by Bill and Grace Ostergaard, which grossed $2,230.65 with a net profit of $1,702.65.   The next largest gross was the Heavenly Ham Raffle which brought in $804.00 and a net of $380.00.   Other raffles showed a net profit of $292.00 and the White Elephant Sale added $285.00.   The total profit from sale of food and the Bake Sale was $995.00.   Crafts brought in $260.00 and the Bean Jar Raffle brought in $159.50.   The biggest profit, all agreed, was that everyone had a great time working together and the two dollar per member fee was dropped.

More about our annual KGC Fairs next week ---SJB

YES, I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN.

I'm the life of the party - even if it lasts until 8:00 PM.  
I'm very good at opening child proof caps with a hammer.
I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over…
I'm so cared for - long-term care, eye care, dental care.
I'm not grouchy - I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music, unruly kids, commercials, religious zealots, loud cell-phone users, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't remember.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
I'm wondering if you're only as old as you feel - how I could be alive at 150.
I'm a walking storeroom of facts.  I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.
Yes, I'm a senior citizen, and I think I am having the time of my life!


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