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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
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Vol. XX, No. 42 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 27, 2007

HEALTHLINE:   Wayne Anderson, 262 Camelot Dr. was in the hospital, but is expected to be released and home by the time you read this notice.   Your prayers and cards are appreciated.   Your visits are also welcomed.
Tom Piepmeyer, 192 Castle Drive is undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week in Ohio.   Your prayers and cards are appreciated.   Send cards to his northern address.       ---Rae Burmaster, Healthline

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere condolences to the family of Gerry Crobaugh, 165 Duchess Ave. who passed away on October 21, 2007.   Gerry and her husband George were married for 60 years and lived at King's Gate Club for many years.   She leaves her beloved husband George and three daughters and her grandchildren.   Gerry enjoyed swimming exercises, ladies luncheon and was active in her church choir.   Gerry was the "cookie lady" in the neighborhood.   She would stop over with her freshly baked cookies for her neighbors and say I just baked these and thought you would like to taste a few.   A memorial mass was held at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice on Friday October 26.   Memorials may be sent to the Epiphany Cathedral School, 316 Sarasota Street, Venice FL 34285.   Your cards are appreciated.

CONDOLENCES:   Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tom Dowling, 196 Castle Drive.   Tom passed away on October 20, 2007, after a long courageous battle with cancer, in Hospice in PA.   More details to follow.

CONDOLENCES:   Jack Scott of 178 Princess Ave. passed away on October 9, 2007.   Jack and his beloved wife lived at King's Gate Club for many years.   Our sincere condolences to his family.   He leave his beloved wife Helyn and six daughters and several grandchildren.   Jack enjoyed playing tennis and participated in many other activities at King's Gate Club.   A memorial service for Jack will take place at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508 Rivera St., Venice FL (on the island) on November 5, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.   Everyone is invited to attend the service.   Memorials may be sent to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL 34238.   Cards are appreciated.

THANK YOU:   My family and I would like to thank everyone in KGC for their prayers, cards, phone calls, food, hugs and kindness when my husband passed away.   The support of the people in KGC will see me through the tough times.   Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.   Thank You,   Marion Gladkowski

THANK YOU:   Dear friends of King's Gate:   We had 17 great years at King's Gate and we were in our seventh year at Brookside in Zolfo Springs when George went to be with Our Lord.   It was so nice to receive your loving supportive thoughts of sympathy.   Thank you, Iva Ruttan

HALLOWEEN PARTY - TONIGHT AT 6:30 PM:   Tickets are still on sale this morning for $3 each.   Remember to bring "finger foods" for the hors d'oeuvre table and BYOB.   Put your name on the back of your ticket for the 9:30 door prize.   Costumes are fun, but not required.   Just come and join the party.   "The Wan-Na-Bes" will provide music and fun from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.       ---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 REMINDER:   Our first meeting will be Monday, October 29, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book & Game Room.   Pat Cavalier will present "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult.   You're welcome to attend whether you've read the book or not.       ---Sandy McIntyre

SHUFFLE BOARD will begin October 29th at 9:30 a.m.   Sign up sheet in Club house.   Players needed.

AEROBICS will resume October 29th in the Clubhouse.

BLOOD MOBILE is Thursday November 1st, at the Clubhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sign up sheet in Clubhouse.

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

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   Friday, November 2, 2007 will be the first pancake breakfast of the season.   As in the past we'll be serving from 7:30 a.m. till 9:00 a.m.   If you have visitors all the better - bring them along.   We won't disappoint them.

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

BINGO is on Tuesdays evenings in the Clubhouse at 7:00 p.m.

DOMINOS is on Thursdays evenings in the Clubhouse at 7:00 p.m.

PINOCHLE will be played in the Clubhouse starting November 4, 2007 at 7 P.M.   See you there.       Eleanor

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

BILLIARDS:   Ladies Billiards League play will begin Monday November 5th at 7:00 p.m.       ---Inez Mercer

MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH begins Wednesday November 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   Y'all come!       Gigi

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

HORSE RACE - PIZZA PARTY:   Tickets for the Horse Race - Pizza Party will go on sale on Saturday November 3rd and November 10th for the party which will be on November 17th.   $6.00 per person.   BYOB and Bring Quarters.       ---Bud and Mary Porzio

FLU SHOTS:   The Flu Shots will be given November 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Sign up on Saturday mornings before and after the meetings.       ---Thank you, Eleanor Gregory

PATIO PARTY:   November 18th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Come one - Come All and enjoy an afternoon with "Sax on the Beach".   Refreshments will be served and bring your own drinks.   Questions call Ellie  486-1749

ATTENTION VETERANS and spouses.   We will have a Question and Answers Meeting on Monday November 19th 10:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   Make notes of any concerns and bring them to the meeting.   Two Veterans Reps. will be there.   Put this on your calendar please.       ---Vince Caudy, Vets Chairman

BOWLING: High Game High Series
Jack Varty    207      -
Bud Porzio    203    503
Ben Quirion    197    501
Kerrie Morawa      -    481
Arlene Herbert      -    463
Mary Carpenter      -    451

GUIDE DOGS:   KGC-KING is coming for a visit. King and Lorraine will be at KGC on November 3rd.   King will be 14-1/2 months old.   He is still considered a puppy.   He is a very beautiful, intelligent and smart Dog.   The date of the "Annual Needed Supplies" collection will be December 8th.   Several Guide Dogs in training will be here with King.   List of needed supplies will be available later.   Just a reminder, as many of you are returning, the kennels at SEGD still needs those Linens and Towels.   them in the Blue Tub in the closet going into movie room or bring to 217 Camelot or call Nip Barker at 485-9308.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING:   The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting for the widening of Interstate 75 from north of River Road to north of S. R. 681.   The proposed improvements will provide an additional lane in each direction and add turn lanes on River Road, Laurel Road and Jacaranda Blvd.   The project also includes shifting the I-75 southbound into the median between Laurel Road and S. R. 681 to accommodate the extension of Honore Ave. north to Laurel Road.
            The public information meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Venice Community Center, 326 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice Florida from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

NEW LIBRARY TITLES:
LARGE PRINT- Playing for Pizza by J. Grisham, Light from Heaven by J. Karon, Shepherds Abiding by J. Karon, The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by J. Quinn, Peony in Love by Lisa See (author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), and A Walk to Remember by N. Sparks.
BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS - Into the Wilderness by S. Donati and Lighting the Way by Karenna Gore Schiff.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - Playing for Pizza by J. Grisham, A Thousand Splendid Suns by K. Hosseini (author of The Kite Flyer), The Secret Life of Bees by S. Kidd, Mine Till Midnight by L. Kleypas, Cross by J. Patterson, At First Sight by N. Sparks, and The Choice by N. Sparks.             --- B. Tompkins

VIDEO ROOM:   Two New DVD's -  Reign Over Me/Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle - Children's Video  Surf' Up Donated to Video Room - Walk Away the Pounds 2 mile tape and 3 mile tape.
Please note we have the book in the Video Room for requested DVD's - Just list the movie you would like and please add your name.       MEN:   We need your input for the Video Library.  99% requested movies are from the ladies.       ---Jean Ickes

PROJECTOR:   The Board of Directors has replaced the Screen in the Clubhouse.   The old screen was reflective and a bright spot showed on the screen with the new projector. The newer screen eliminated the problem with the reflective bright spot and also is bigger. The Round Table has replaced the projector in the Activities room. The old one that had been in the Clubhouse for 8 years and moved to the Activities room has failed. The room is now ready for any use of the new projector; Computer, TV, VCR or DVD.       ---Nip Barker

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

KING’S GATE PARK BOAT RAMP:   If you would like to use the boat ramp at King’s Gate Park, you will need to contact Steve, the head of maintenance for permission.   His phone number is 232-4951.       ---Charles, Manager

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 more excerpts from a talk given at the New Year's Dance on December 31, 1999:

      "We have a weekly newsletter, the Round Table News.  In recent years, we have our own TV channel on # 55 (NOTE: it is now Channel 33).  Both of these help to keep us up to date on Club events and activities.
      "Intentionally, tonight we have mentioned no names.  Undoubtedly we would omit someone who should be mentioned.  Suffice to say, many willing workers have made King's Gate Club the great place to live that we all enjoy so much.

      "One event we didn't mention is that we always have a successful New Year's Eve Dance.  The RV Park is always invited to join us that evening, and we enjoy having our friends from over there with us.

      "Outside entertainers are brought to our Clubhouse for a nominal fee, and we have had many enjoyable programs.  This is planned by an Entertainment Committee.
      "We work closely with our RV neighbors, collaborating on issues that involve both of us, and enjoy having them join us for some of our activities.
      "Occasionally, because of death or illness, some of our residents leave.  Change is always difficult, but we are happy when new residents move here.  Thus, King's Gate Club continues to move forward as the first residents intended.
      "We are confident that we will continue to enjoy King's Gate Club, and that it will adapt as necessary and continue to be a source of pleasure to all who live here - now, and in the years to come as we move forward into the next Century."

And so, for the time being, our history of the Club will end.   From time to time, we will continue to go "into the archives" and print items of interest.   Hope you have enjoyed our "journey through time" this summer.       ---SJB

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap

GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
1) Growing old is mandatory; Growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
    
SUCCESS:
At age 4 success is . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . having friends.
At age 16 success is . . having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . .  having money.
At age 50 success is . .having money.
At age 70 success is . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . not peeing in your pants.


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