Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News A retiree is someone who knows it all and has plenty of time to tell you about it.

Vol. XX, No. 40 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 13, 2007

HEALTHLINE:   E.F. Holmes, 100 King Arthur Drive, is doing well after having a left hip replacement this past Monday at Venice Regional Medical Center.   She will be going to rehab Thursday or Friday.   She welcomes your prayers and cards.

CONDOLENCES:   Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jack Scott, 178 Princess Ave., who died Tuesday, October 9th.   Arrangements are not available at this time.

THANK YOU:   I wish to extend to all of you who sent cards, concerns, and well wishes to me during my bout of illness; Thank You so much…   I know that they were of great prayers and affection.   I am feeling some better now…   I want you all to know how much I appreciated your concerns.       Affectionately, Wayne Anderson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:   The next regular Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   Please try to attend.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   We are in need of a chairperson for the November 18th, Patio Party.   The entertainment will be "Sax on the Beach".   We also, are in need of a chairperson for the Bingo, and for the Pancake Breakfast.   If interested in any of these events, and are willing to chair, please contact the Round Table.

AEROBICS:   There will be no more aerobics until October 29 at which time Rosemary and Alan will once again take the program at the Clubhouse.   Remember October 29 for aerobics.       ---Marion

SOMETHING NEW AT KING'S GATE:   A Ladies Bible Study (non-denominational).   Join us for 6 weeks of fun and fellowship as we study the Book of Esther.   We'll begin Friday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m.   more information, see sign-up sheet posted on back wall.       ---Melanie Pillar and Mary Carpenter

DOMINOS will start on Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse.   All are welcome and new players are encouraged to come and play.

HALLOWEEN PARTY:   Tickets are now on sale for $3.00 each for the Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27.   Don't miss it!       ---Sandy McIntyre

COMPUTER CLASSES:   The Basic computer class will start Friday, November 2nd and will be from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.   Classes will be in the Clubhouse and will not have an ending date.       ---Jim Prentice  488-5267

BOWLING:   Winners of Fun Day  -  October 9, 2007
      Jack Varty       640
      Ben Quirion       616
      Bill Gilbert       609
      Helen Tibbets       595
      Lorraine Quirion       585
      Mary Carpenter       582
League bowling starts Tuesday, October 16th.   Warm up at 12 noon.   Play begins at 12:15 p.m.   Please be on time to find your team.  All substitutes will bowl.       ---Don Fisher

BOOK CLUB MEMBERS:   The following titles for the months of Oct., Nov. and Feb. are in the KGC library collection.   My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult- paperback copy, and I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron, hardback copy, are located in the new book section for easy access. The November selection Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is in our collection, but someone has taken it without signing it out.  Whoever has it, please return it to the library for book club members to read it for the November meeting.  Other book club selections will be purchased ASAP.       ---Barb Tompkins

BOOK CLUB:   "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult will be discussed at our first meeting of the season on Monday, October 29, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book & Game Room.   In this story, Kate has a rare form of leukemia.   Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive.   13, Anna hires a lawyer to sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned.   The Venice Library has several copies of this book available in the Young Adult area.   Be forewarned that there is another book with this title by another author.   know because I checked it out by mistake.   Everyone is welcome to attend.       ---Sandy McIntyre

TREE TRIMMING:   Tree trimming starts January 2008 - sign up sheet is in the office  -  Please sign up early  -  Any questions please call Rich Davis  412-1951

TRAVEL:
      Payments due by November 1st, 2007 for Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Thanksgiving Dinner, leaving approx. 4:00 p.m. for Holly Jolly Christmas.   Wait Listed   $65.00 cash or checks to Kings Gate Club Travel.
      Radio City Rockettes:   Payments due $126.00 cash or check to Happy Heart Tours MUST HAVE MENU CHOICE.   1. London Broil, 2. Chicken Marsala, 3.Salmon with Dill sauce.
      January Cruise:  All payments should be paid in full to VIP World Travel by October 26, 2007; no final bills will be mailed.   You can mail a check or call with Credit Card to VIP World Travel, 1-941-377-0017, or 1-800-323-7448 Nationwide.

Travel Table:   New look, we have added John and Sandy Eade to collect your payments while we are away, you can get those payments in for Thanksgiving, Radio City Rockettes or Hard Rock casino.   Also, at the travel table Don & Ellie Lambiotte selling tee shirts for the January Cruise, these are only for people signed up for the cruise at this time, payment would be appreciated at the time of your order. Medium, Large, X-large run $9.00 and XX large are $10.00. Try one on for size and place your orders.   At this time these are ONLY for people that have signed up for the cruise, but we will pass the information on to KGC Clothing, if they are interested in continuing with this project.  YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE CRUISE!
      HARD ROCK CASINO, Thursday, November 29, 2007, leaving Clubhouse by 8:30 a.m. $25.00 free play, $5.00 food coupon, your cost $25.00, cash or check to Kings Gate Club Travel.

Africa here we come, joining us are Joel and Connie Wall and we will be gone 21 days, leaving early next Saturday.   I know we will have a great time, we are excited about visiting the cheetah enclosure, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent over 20 yeas in prison, the elephant ride, white rhino safari, Kruger National Park, staying the Zulu style beehive hut, and visiting Victoria Falls, just some of the highlights.   I am sure we will have lots of pictures and stories when we return.       Don and Mary Lou, travel coordinators.   John and Sandy Eade, Don & Ellie Lambiotte, travel committee.

KGC PANAMA CRUISE TRAVELERS:   Don Lambiotte thought it would be fun to have Tee shirts for our King's Gators for the January cruse.   We thought it would be fun to have them on when we pass through the canal, or maybe do an excursion together.   They come in Medium, Large and X large at the price of $9.00 and XX large $10.00.   These are made by Jersee, 50/50 Poly Cotton soft material.   They are ONLY available for cruise guest.   You are not obligated in any way to get one, just thought it would be fun.   Don will be taking orders at the Travel Desk or call him at 1-941-486-1749.       --- Don and Mary Lou, travel coordinators

RESIDENT NEWS:   Last Saturday afternoon Hilary Wilson and Jamie Livgard were married in Minnesota in a beautiful outdoor setting.   Hilary is the grand-daughter of Gwen Aldridge and the late Jim Aldridge.   The weather cooperated and it was a sunny, warm day.   The ceremony was followed by a reception with a delicious dinner.   Since I was at the wedding of Hilary's mother some years ago, it makes me realize how fast the years go by.   And we were privileged to be at the wedding last Saturday, too.   (By the way, Gwen and her niece were to leave Minnesota last Tuesday so you will probably be able to greet Gwen at Coffee today.   They were driving down).       ---SJB

KING'S GATE CLUB - THE EARLY YEARS:   Following are some excerpts from The King's Gate Club Messenger, July 1982:

"TENNIS COURT is now complete and ready for play.   80 families (which is 55% of the residents) have donated $11,455.00.   This has paid for the Court and some landscaping and it looks GREAT!   The sod has helped the appearance and is preventing erosion of the sand into the street.   The donation of plants is appreciated, thank you.   Future donations to the Tennis Fund will make it possible to install lights, making it possible for evening use.

MONTHLY BILLING POLICY:   Commencing with July, CLUB DUES will be billed quarterly to save postage, office time and material.   In July, your bill will be for July, August and September.   The final quarter will be for October, November and December.   Your cooperation will be helpful, thank you.

TRASH TICKETS should be turned into the office so the Club can redeem them with the Harris people.   The tickets are no longer valid for pickup and we can turn them in for credit against the garbage charges.   DUMPSTER for garbage and trash is located in the RV storage area for your disposal.   If you cannot take your trash and garbage over, leave it on curbside and Don Moran will assist you.

The SOCIAL COMMITTEE has offered the CLUB a gift of KITCHEN IMPROVEMENT with a value of nearly $4,000, which has been approved by the BOARD.   The funds came from the pancake breakfast, barbecue, white elephant, etc., activities.

For security purposes, new GATE CARDS have been ordered.   Each owner will be entitled to one card, the second will cost $1.50.   Each card will be numbered and the office will maintain a record of the cards issued.   Another item in keeping with the SECURITY of the Club will be covered by three new signs:   This Area Patrolled 24 Hours.   Under consideration are several other ideas for security, one of which is a K9 PATROL, estimated to cost about $2.50 per month, per resident.  Being considered is a volunteer group to patrol the RV Park and the CLUB."

More history of the Club next week. --SJB


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