Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

Vol. XX, No. 39 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 6, 2007

SOCIAL:   Everyone is invited to an Ice Cream Social, with Lois Dievendorf as Guest of Honor, on Sunday afternoon October 28th, at 3:00 PM in the Clubhouse.   Any questions contact Loretta Brian.

PATIO PARTY:   We are in need of a chairperson for the November 18th, Patio Party.   The entertainment will be "Sax on the Beach".   If interested, and are willing to chair this event, contact the Round Table.

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP:   The Prayer Shawl Group will meet the first Tuesday of every month in the card room at 1:00 PM.   Any questions referred to Louise Eichenlaub and Barb Tompkins

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   The first Jetty Picnic of the season will be Thursday October 11th at the North Jetty.   Social will be 4:00 PM, with Dinner to follow at 5:00 PM.   We will follow dinner with Sunset Watching.   Bring your own table setting and dish to share for ten to twelve people.       ---Claire Becker

ITEMS FOR ANNUAL FAIR:   Needed for the Food Service Committee for this year's Fair:   Three or four PRESTO Fry Daddy's and a lever action lemon juicer.   Contact Jim Purkey, 26 Castle Dr. or call 412-1228.

THANK YOU:   Bill and I would again like to thank you all for the cards, e-mails, calls, prayers, thoughts and concerns over the past few months. Hardly a day went by without a card in the mail or at the door. It was nice to know someone out there was thinking about us and we are indeed grateful.       The Barth's

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY:   Shirley DePasquale wrote the following note about Shirley and Emil's 50th Anniversary:   "We had our Golden Wedding Anniversary this past weekend.   Next to Chicago for a brief stay.   Meeting friends for dinner and taking in The Jersey Boys. (A brief honeymoon).   On September 30, we had a Mass at St. John's Church in Bellaire, Ohio, followed by a special blessing by Msgr. Gene Mullett.   Emil and I met there in Bellaire while attending St. John's Central High School.   Many good memories.   Mass was followed by a dinner in St. Clairsville, Ohio, with a large gathering of family and friends, including our own Andy and Barb Amatrudo.   Prior to the Sunday events, we had a golf outing and hospitality evening on Saturday."
            We all wish you a Happy Anniversary, and we wish you many more happy, healthy years together!       ---SJB

PINOCHLE:   A big thanks to all the pinochle players and hostesses for carrying on through the summer.   It was wonderful to know that so many played as well as volunteered for calling, setting up and of course bringing those "goodies."   We will be moving to the club house some time in October when our numbers pick up.       ---Eleanor Barth

TRAVEL:   Payments due 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, or sooner, MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: HAPPY HEART TOURS, NEED YOUR MENU CHOICE AT TIME OF PAYMENT.   1. London Broil, 2. Chicken Marsala, 3. Salmon with dill sauce.
     JANUARY CRUISE PEOPLE, VIP WORLD TRAVEL WILL NOT BE MAILING STATEMENTS, GO BACK TO YOUR ORIGINAL STATEMENT, SHOWS DEPOSIT. INSURANCE AND BALANCE DUE.  BALANCE DUE BY OCTOBER 27, 2007.  MAIL CHECK OR CALL WITH CREDIT CARD TO VIP WORLD TRAVEL.  941-377-0017 OR 1-800-323-7448 NATIONWIDE.
     Any questions contact Don and Mary Lou Travel Coordinators:  484-6807

STAINED GLASS:  The October 11th beginner class is being RESCHEDULED to start November 1st at 2:00 PM in the activities room.   It will be a six week class and there is a $25 fee to cover class supplies.   Class size is limited to eight people, so if you're interested and this fits into your schedule, sign up in the Clubhouse or contact Jessica Prentice at 488-5267 or email at wa2mzf@gmail.com.   The Tuesday afternoon work sessions have begun; anyone with stained glass experience is welcome come join us and work on your current project.
Questions contact Bob Johnson, Fran Yaros or Jessica Prentice.

KINGS GATE CLUB - THE EARLY YEARS.  THE FAIRS AT KINGS GATE:   We continue with the history of our Annual Fair:
The 1990 Fair was chaired by Bill Chase with Bill Markoff assisting.   The Fairs in 1990 and 1991 were chaired by Betty Ruth Raygor, followed by Bob Langenbacher.   In 1994 and 1995, Tom and Gigi Conway took over as Chairpersons, followed in 1996 and 1997 by Fred Carbone.
In the 15 years of Annual Fairs, the Club has grossed over $200,000, which has benefited many local charities and donations for local causes such as the DARE program in our local grade school which the Club has supported since its inception.   The Fair has made possible the support of some of the Sarasota County Sheriff's programs, such as the Scared Stiff Program and the training of the Bicycle Patrol Program.   The Fair has also paid for the upgrading of many of our Club facilities and the purchase of much equipment to make Club members' lives more pleasant.   The Annual Fair continues to be an integral part of our lives at the Club.
More Fair history will continue at a later date.   Next week we will continue with more history of the Club - our "Little Bit of Paradise."       ---SJB

COMPUTER CLASSES:   We are planning a beginning computer class later this fall.   Topics to be covered are basic computers - All operating systems up to and including Vista. Also email and web browsing to be covered.   If you know anything about computers THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.   We need to know what operating system you have Win 98 - 2000 - XP or Vista, and also which you prefer: morning, evening or afternoon classes.   Sign up sheet is in the Hall - If you are north either email me   prentice@canton.edu or phone 941-488-5267.       ---Jim Prentice

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 October 13th and 20th.       ---Sandy and Chuck McIntyre

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

RIDDLES & CATCHY QUESTIONS
1.  Some months have 30 days, others have 31.   How many have 28?
2.  Some people live to a great age, but how many birthdays does the average man have?
3.  If you take two apples from five apples, how many apples do you have?
4.  A farmer had 17 sheep, and all but nine dies.   How many were left?
5.  If you had a match and entered a room with an oil heater, wood stove, and kerosene lamp, which would you light first?
6.  Do they have a Fourth of July in Canada?
7.  How many animals of each species did Moses take on the Ark?
8.  What two words have more than 100 letters in them?
9.  What is the invention which makes it possible to look through the walls?
10. What did Paul Revere say when he finished his famous ride?
11. What has four legs and two feet?
12. Where does Thursday come before Wednesday?
13. What stands on one leg and had its heart in its head?
14. If you saw a girl with the heel of her shoe coming off, what would her name be?

Answers:     1.All - 2.One each year - 3.Two - 4.Nine - 5.Match - 6.Yes - 7.None (Noah) - 8.Post Office - 9.Window - 10.Whoa - 11.Single bed - 12.In the dictionary - 13.Cabbage - 14.Lucille


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