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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

Vol. XX, No. 44 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 10, 2007

HEALTHLINE:   Anne Hafferkamp, a long-time resident at 208 Squire Ct., passed away November 1, 2007, at age 96 in Findlay OH.   Her daughter Ellie DeWalt also lived at 208 Squire Ct.   Services were held in Ohio.
      Vicky May, 246 Ave. of Barons had a cornea transplant at the Center for Sight on October 31, 2007.   She is slowly improving.  Your cards and prayers are appreciated.       ---Rae Burmaster, Healthline

THANK YOU:   Would just like to express our gratitude and say "Thank You" to all the wonderful, caring people of KGC, for all the sympathy cards we received following the tragic death of our 15 year old grandson, Devin Riggs.   Hope to see everyone this winter.       ---Judy and Gene Riggs

THANK YOU:   Thank you so much for all the cards and delicious munchies I have received during my recovery from cornea transplant surgery.   It surely made sitting around dropping in eye drops much more enjoyable.   Kings Gaters are wonderful.   What a super place to call our home.   Thank you again.       Vicky May

ENTERTAINMENT:   Tickets are on sale today for Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends, Central Florida's Favorite Acoustic Band.   The show will be Wednesday November 14th, 7:30 p.m.   Tickets will be $8.00 per person.   Support our great professional entertainment at the Club.   Guests Welcome.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:   There will be a Board of Directors Meeting Thursday November 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   Please try to attend.

FLU SHOTS:   Thursday November 15th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.   If you have signed up for a flu shot, please stop by my table in the back of the Hall, to get a form to be filled out before you receive your shot.   may still sign up to get a shot if you have not done so already.       ---Thank you, Eleanor Gregory

NORTH JETTY PICNIC:   When - Thursday November 15th.   Social Hour 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Where - North Jetty.   Dinner at 5:00 p.m.   is welcome …. Bring your table setting and a dish for ten to twelve people.       ---Claire Becker

EUCHRE:   Sign up now on the sheet at the back of the Hall to play Euchre on Friday evening, November 16th, at 7:00 p.m.   Lessons will be offered in my home, 137 Camelot Dr. on Tuesday November 13th at 1:00 p.m.   No need to sign up for lessons, just show up.   Contact me if you have questions.       --- Posie Gallaher

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE:   Saturday November 17th we will have a display, in the Clubhouse, of Christmas items for sale.   All proceeds will go to the Flea Market.

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

FITNESS CENTER:   If you are interested in how to use the Fitness Center machines, sign up on the Fitness Center door.   We'll offer either a full course lesson, or just a brief review.       ---Dick May

SAVE YOUR LABELS:   The Laurel Nokomis School is collecting 2 kinds of labels this year.   Box Top for Education found on different boxes, and Labels for Education found on the Campbell Soup cans.   If you have any questions, contact Ruth Paulson.

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:   Grace See bowled 59 pins over average in a single game.
Bowlers are needed.   Call Don Fisher 485-0770 or Ben Quirion 484-3134


Position   Team   Won Lost
1 7 24.5 11.5
2 1 22.5 13.5
3 4 19.5 16.5
4 6 19 17
5 5 18 18
6 2 15 21
7 8 14.5 21.5
8 3 11 25

Monday November 12   Team #2 makes courts ready.

NY - NJ BREAKFAST:   First outing of the season for the NY - NJ  KGC'ers.   The breakfast on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. will be held at Millie's on Clark Road, Sarasota.   Car pool if you can and wear name tags.   Please sign up in the Clubhouse.   Any questions call Barth's 485-9714.

FLEA MARKET DONATIONS:   All donations for the annual Spring Flea Market may be dropped off at the collection shed located in the service area.   All donations are to be for the Flea Market only.   They will be picked up and removed for storage daily by a Fair Market volunteer.   If you see something that you would like to purchase please contact Angie Richards 483-4772 or Fran Yaros 484-8681.   Thank you.

VIDEOS:   New DVD'S:   License To Wed - In In-Laws - Safe Harbour - Miss Potter - No Way Out - Two Weeks - Mr. Brooks - Chuck and Larry - Ratatouille.       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:   Hard Rock Casino, buses are filling up, we have 2 at this time, will try and accommodate everyone that wants to go.   November 29, 2007, leaving at 8:30 a.m.   Check with us at the travel desk today.   A very special thank you to my travel assistant's for taking care of things while we were gone, it is good to have a couple like Sandy and John Eade that can fill in, just never know when things are going to come up, or we may even get sick. So glad to have them as part of our travel committee.   Thanks again, for a job well done!       Don and Mary Lou Travel Coordinators

RETURN TO CLUB:   When you return to the Club in the Fall or leave for an extended period of time, please advise Michele in the Office.       Thank you.

FOOD PANTRY:   Last Saturday, the Food Pantry group received 95 food articles and $227.00.   GREAT!

KING'S GATE REALTY:   Ruth Ingerick, President of the Realty Co., says they are now advertising in a real estate booklet put out monthly by Home Connections.   King's Gate Realty is featured on the back cover of this month's issue.   It is a wonderful, eye-catching lay-out and it is hoped there will be many contacts from this ad.   The number of homes that have been sold since King's Gate Realty began are as follows:
2003 - 4 homes sold during the eight months we were in business (4-12/03)
2004 - 8 homes sold
2005 - 6 homes sold
2006 - 13 homes sold
2007 - 9 homes sold to date (with sales pending on two more).
Sandy and Chuck McIntyre work with the Realty Co. taking photographs of homes and keeping our web site current.   THANKS TO ALL WHO ARE WORKING WITH OUR REALTY COMPANY!

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to Wayne and Kimberly Simington, who have purchased 17 Castle Drive.   They are from Ringoes, N.J.   Kimberly is Loretta Brian's daughter.  We wish the Simingtons many happy years at KGC.

RETURNING RENTERS:   We're happy to welcome back Vernon and Donna Crane from Dexter, ME.   KGC phone:  486-1258.  Enjoy your winter with us.

A RESIDENT REMINISCES:   MELANIE PILLAR.   This week we interviewed Melanie Pillar.   Melanie and Bill Pillar purchased 1 Castle Drive in April, 2004.
      They lived in Venice from 1974 to 1976 when Bill managed the K-Mart Store, and when they were transferred they said they would return to Venice some day.   They returned to Venice in 1989.   At one time, they owned 21 apartments in Venice.   Bill was with Wal-Mart and opened stores on the Gulf Coast and other parts of Florida.   Melanie worked at that time on refurbishing the apartments.
      Melanie was born in Indianapolis, IN, and grew up there.   She went to Ball State University in Muncie, IN.   The Pillars were married in Speedway, IN, on July 23, 1967.   They have three children, two daughters, one is a consultant for NASA and one is a Missionary in Taiwan, and one son who is a Physical Therapist.  They now have eight grandchildren.   Soon, however, it will be nine as their daughter and her husband, who are Missionaries, are in the process of adopting a five year old girl.
      The Pillars have traveled overseas to some interesting places:   Indonesia (Java), Thailand, China, and they hope to go soon to Taiwan to visit their family there.
      Melanie was a Medical Transcriptionist for years.   In Venice, she worked for Drs. Ross and Thro.   Then Bill retired.   She decided to quit work.   Then they decided to move to KGC and have an easier life style.   In the summer, they go to Virginia and to Linville, N.C., where they have a cottage and will spend summers there.
      Melanie belongs to Gifts From God Church in Sarasota, which works with homeless people.   She meets there each Monday evening to help women with personal ministry.   Melanie and Mary Carpenter are presently leading a Women's Bible Class here at the Club and plan to continue it for some time if there is a demand.   (Interviewer's note:   See either of these gals if you are interested in joining this group).   Melanie says she is blessed with a wonderful life.
  ;    She started working for King's Gate Realty Co. about two years ago as a Real Estate Agent.   She has had her Real Estate License in Florida since 1990, and formerly worked for Country Club Estates and Paradise Realty.   She passed all necessary tests and received her Broker's License recently and will now oversee operation of the Realty Co. (as well as selling when needed).
      Melanie and Bill, we're happy you are residents of the Club.   We appreciate all you do for KGC!

THOUGHTS:   In going around the Club, have noticed that people do not always walk on the correct side of the street.   Walk FACING on-coming automobiles.   Also, when riding a bike, drive WITH the traffic.   And, drivers keep your speed down.       ---SJB

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