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Vol. XX, No. 41 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 20, 2007

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere condolences to the family of Ike Richards, 142 Duchess Ave. who passed away on October 12, 2007.   Ike and his wife Angie were married for 51 years and lived at Kings Gate Club for many years.   He leaves his beloved wife Angie and four children and his grandchildren.   Ike enjoyed golf, bowling, bingo and of course his game of Poker.   Many of us called him our "recycle man" and he loved the title.   Ike volunteered and worked along with everyone and helped where ever it was needed.   He kept us in "stitches" with his great sense of humor.   Donations may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 1230 S. Tuttle, Sarasota Fl 34239.   Services will be held at a later date in MA.   Cards are appreciated.

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere condolences to the family of Joe Gladkowski, 230 Camelot Dr. who passed away on October 13, 2007.   Joe and his wife Marion have been married for 48 years, and have lived at King's Gate Club for many years.   He leaves his beloved wife Marion and four children and his grandchildren.   Joe enjoyed playing golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard and tennis.   Joe could be seen outside doing gardening, riding around KGC on his golf cart visiting with everyone who happened to be outside.   Joe was a gardener for many of our KGC residents.   Services will be held at a later date in MI.   Donations may be sent to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota Fl 34238.   Cards are appreciated.

SOLO'S:   The Solo's will meet Thursday, October 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Waterfrontoo Restaurant.   Sign-up on the sheet in the back of the Hall.   Wear your name tags.       ---Mary Jane Christopherson 486-5417

HALLOWEEN PARTY - TIME CORRECTION:   The Halloween Party will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 (please change your KGC Calendar).   It will start with a BANG (or a BOO) as Jim Prentice conducts the Costume Contest.   There will be PRIZES - so we hope to see many creative costumes.   Costumes are fun, but not required.   Just come and join the party.   We'll have a door prize to award at 9:30 when the music ends.   Buy your ticket for $3 today or next Saturday.   Punch and ice will be available.   Bring any other beverage you wish and a plate of finger foods for the hors d'oeuvre table.       ---Sandy McIntyre

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.

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.   At 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.   I know because I checked it out by mistake.   Everyone is welcome to attend.       ---Sandy McIntyre

LINE DANCING will begin on Thursday November 1.   Anyone interested in starting from the basics, please join us.   New basic beginners at 8:30 a.m. the established beginners at 9:00 a.m.   Advanced line dancing will begin on Tuesday November 13 at 9:00 a.m. as the clubhouse is closed on the 6th.       ---June McMains

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

POOL EXERCISES will begin at 9:30 a.m. starting on November 5th.       ---Bob Johnson

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

THANK YOU:   To the people of King's Gate Club:   Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated from the kind words, cards, food and attendance at Tom's service.   Your caring is reassuring.   Tom was disabled for quite some time and required frequent doctor visits, therefore he wasn't able to enjoy the community of King's Gate.   He did, however, enjoy the love of our five children and his faith in God will reunite us.   I look forward to participating in many of your activities and functions and getting to know you better.       Fondly, Jeannine Guzinski

THANK YOU:   My family and I would like to thank everyone in KGC that have given us so much support and sympathy when my husband passed away.   We want to thank you for your prayers, and the cards, phone calls, visits and food.   Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated.       Thank You, Angie Richards

SYMPATHY:   Our sympathy to Lucille Anderson, 262 Camelot Dr. whose brother Clarence Isham passed away October 13, 2007 in Dayton Ohio.   Your cards are appreciated.;

BOWLING:
Bill Fels bowled a 208 game.
Mary Carpenter bowled a 457 series.
Call Don Fisher or Ben Quirion If you want to join the bowling league.

INTERESTED IN DRAWING OR PAINTING?   An "all medium" painting and drawing group is meeting in the Activities Room on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Come for fun, relaxation, and inspiration!   Bring your own supplies.   For further info, contact: Ann Kellum 484-8359; Lois Luther 488-3042; or Mary Jane Shelby 484-4612

LIBRARY:   We have our Pride and Prejudice back, thanks.
Newly added to our Large Print collection are:  American Dreams by J.Jakes, Girl with a Pearl Earring by T. Chevalier, The Nanny Diaries by E. McLauaghlin, and Beach Girls by L. Rice.
NEW TITLES:  All displayed on the NEW BOOKS SHELF.
Books on CD- The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum and The Maeve Binchy Collection with The Copper Beach, Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake.   New mystery Master of Souls by Peter Tremayne, and a historical fiction, the Queen's Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley.
Book Clubbers: Pride & Prejudice, The Glass Castle, and The Book Thief are on the new book shelf.   On order are Into the Wilderness and Lighting the Way.   Enjoy!   Your "bookie", Barb Tompkins

FLU SHOTS:   The Flu Shots will be given November 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   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

TRAVEL:   The travel desk is open; John and Sandy Eade are collecting for Thanksgiving Holly Jolly Christmas, need names on the wait list, November 22, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.   They are collecting for Radio City Rockettes, check must be made out to Happy Heart Tours $126.00 per person with menu choice:  London Broil, Chicken Marsala or Salmon with Dill sauce.
      Please sign up for Hard Rock Casino:  1st bus sold out, working on 2nd bus, $25.00 to Kings Gate Club Travel, $25.00 in free play and $5.00 in food coupon, Thursday November 29, 2007.
      All other trips are sold out but if you want to be on any wait list sign up with Sandy and I will see what I can do on our return.   Tee shirts are going well, see Don and Ellie at the travel desk:  At this time they are ONLY for the people on the Panama Canal cruise.       Thank you Travel Committee.

KING'S GATE CLUB - THE EARLY YEARS:   Following are excerpts from a talk given at the New Year's Dance on December 31, 1999:
      "Many people have helped to make King's Gate Club the wonderful place to live that it is today.   Over the years the Board of Directors - elected by the members - has efficiently run the Club, aided by a paid Manager.   Occasionally, as with every "family," we have not agreed on something relating to the Club.   Fortunately, we are able to work out acceptable compromises.
      "We are fortunate to have our lovely Clubhouse, which is used for many different activities.
      "The first Kings Gate Fair was held on March 5, 1983.   It has brought in money for our programs and activities, as well as benefiting several local charities.  It has been held annually since that time, in March, and has proved to be fun for all who work together on it.   People in our area look forward to the Fair and attend it every year.   Food, entertainment, a very large Flea Market, and crafts sold by our own groups, as well as outside venders who have made their products, help to make the Fair so popular.
      "Other amenities are our large swimming pool, two tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, a ceramics room, exercise room, Jacuzzi, library, woodshop, and a billiard room.   All of these get much use.
      "There are so many activities at the Club that there truly is "something for everyone."   If you want to exercise, there is a "Movement for Health" or line dancing.   There is a crafts group and a woodworking group.   Cards - whether it be Euchre, Pinochle, Poker or one of the Bridge groups - are popular.   Bible Study meets once a week.   Choraliers singers practice and entertain us.   Weekly Bingo is held.   Several dances are held each year.
      "The men sponsor a very popular Pancake Breakfast the first Friday of each winter month.   The men enjoy preparing this breakfast, and there is a waiting list to start work with the group.
      "Delicious Potlucks are enjoyed, and often there is a program after the meal.   This might be a talent show, a luau with dancing, horseracing, or other entertainment.   There are parties during the summer, too.   The ladies enjoy a Holiday Luncheon, and in March they have a Style Show-Luncheon.   The men have their luncheon in January.   Christmas Dinner is served each year in our Clubhouse, and always has a good attendance."
                  To be continued next week ---SJB


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