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Vol. XX, No. 46 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 24, 2007

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincerest sympathy to the family of Harry Wayne Anderson, 262 Camelot Dr.   Wayne past away on November 20, 2007.  Wayne leaves his beloved wife Lucille of 59 years.   He also leaves his beloved two daughters, two sons, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   He and Lucille have lived at KGC since 1988.   Wayne was "Mr. TV Channel 33" and loved the title.   Wayne updated Channel 33 with the latest info for KGC activities etc. for many years and also updated the system.   He also saw to it that our sound system in the Clubhouse was working and updated as needed.   Wayne played tennis and especially loved the world of electronics.   He could be seen about KGC helping anyone that needed help with their computers.   Services and burial will take place in Dayton, OH.   Memorials may be sent to Venice Nokomis United Methodist Church, 208 Palm Ave. W., Nokomis, FL 34275.   (This is an address correction, originally it said "Palmer Ave.")

SOLO'S:   The Solo's group will meet at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday the 29th of November at Robbie's Reef located on Highway 41 south of and on the opposite side of the highway from the Brick Yard.   Sign up sheet in Clubhouse.   Wear your name tags.       ---Mary Jane Christopherson  486-5417

STAINED GLASS CLASS:   There will be a class starting Tuesday, December 4th at 2:15 p.m.   The project is making a jewelry box.   Everyone will be using the same box design.   The cost is $7.50 to cover bevels, chain and a hinge.   You will provide your own glass.   More info provided before class begins.   Sign up sheet is on the Clubhouse bulletin board and class is limited to ten people.   Prior glass experience is necessary.       ---Questions call Jessica   488-5267

OHIO CLUB:   Monday December 3rd, 2007, 1:00 p.m., at Saltwater Cafe, order off menu, happy hour all day.   Join your fellow Ohioans and we will wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season.   Wear Name Tags.   Sign up sheet on bulletin board.   Any ?? call Mary Lou and Don Richmond 484-6807

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.

LADIES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON:   Our annual "Toys for Tots" luncheon will be December 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Venetian Golf & River Club.   Bring a new, unwrapped toy to brighten a child's holiday.   Menu choices are:  soup of the day with a cold salad of grilled chicken, cranberries and pecans OR hot salmon with rice and vegetable.   Both include rolls & butter, coffee & iced tea and peppermint ice cream dessert.   Tickets are $20.00 and will be on sale November 24, December 1 & December 8.   Contact Connie Wall, 488-7321 or Joan Potts, 484-2027 for information or to drop off a toy if you cannot attend.

NEW YEARS EVE AT KGC:   Celebrate the New Year with Fun and your KGC Friends!   Monday, December 31st, 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.   Music by: The Kool Katz.   Tickets: $20.00 per person.   Bring: BYOB and one hors d'oeuvre per household.   Champaign & set-ups provided.   Tickets on sale beginning Saturday November 24th.       Questions ??? call Lorraine and Ben  484-3134.

FORMER RESIDENT:   Our condolences to the family of Verna Tingo, a former KGC resident at 18 Castle Dr, who passed away on November 17 in Nokomis FL.   Verna enjoyed bingo, crocheting and being a homemaker.   Services were held in Pennington, NJ.   She is survived by her sister Pat Edwards, 188 Camelot Dr.   Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

GUIDE DOGS:   Pickup your list of "Needed Items" for December 8th Christmas Collection for Southeastern Guide Dogs.   Last year you were fantastic with your generosity.   We continue to collect, all year, your "Linens and Towels" that you want to donate.       ---Jackie and Nip Barker - 485-9308

NEW OWNER:   Welcome to Teddy Lewis who has purchased 7 Castle Drive.   Teddy presently owns 205 Squire Court and resides there.   We wish you many happy years at KGC!

ROUND TABLE NEWS ITEMS:   Today is the last day residents' letters to the RTC requesting new activities, events, procurement of replacement equipment, etc. can be presented to the RTC in order for them to be read at the following month's RT Business Meeting (1st Saturday each month).   This gives the members of the RTC a chance to review them before the Business Meeting.

THE RTC has reviewed and modified The Round Table Guidelines.   A modified copy is posted for your information.   The Guidelines will be presented to KGC Board of Directors for approval.

LADIES GOLF:   Attention Lady Golfers from The Bird Bay and Calusa Lakes Leagues:   A nine-hole scramble will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at Calusa Lakes.   We'll meet at the golf course for lunch at 1:00 p.m. and begin golfing at 2:30 p.m.   The scramble fee is $3.00, which will be used for prizes.   Sign up in the Clubhouse by noon on Sunday, November 25 to reserve your spot.   For further information, please call Nancy Breitwieser, Sue Simmons or Terry Hanlon.  

MONDAY MIXED NINE HOLE GOLF GROUP:   This is golf for all who have never played or who just want to try it again.   It's a scramble, which means your bad shots don't count.   Sign up at Clubhouse by noon on Sundays.   Tee time around 2:00 p.m. at Calusa.   Cost $21.00 per person.   Social hour on patio after golf, BYO drinks and snacks.       ---Dick Madden 480-1514

TRAVEL:   Hard Rock Casino, Thursday November 29th bus loading at 8:15 a.m., leaving at 8:30 a.m.   Don't forget your Players Cards.   Bring a dollar with your name on it for the bag of money drawing.   Reminder:   It is very cool in the casino, dress accordingly.
December 14th Rockettes, wait list, have 6 on wait list so if something comes up let us know and we can replace your tickets.
Jersey Boys has 2 buses. 1st bus on March 1st, 2008 and 2nd bus on March 8th, 2008, the lists are at the travel desk.   If you have changed your mind you must let me know NOW!   Due to the holidays and the upcoming cruise payments would be appreciated.   $156.00 per person includes round trip transportation, your meal, all taxes and gratuities, bus diver tip and your escort.   Choice of meals:  Prime Rib of Beef, Salmon with lemon dill sauce or Chicken saltabucca, this is topped with prosciutto ham and provolone cheese & demi glaze sauce.
CHECKS TO BE MADE OUT TO HAPPY HEART TOURS.
Guys and Dolls, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, February 10, 2008 Sunday Matinee $60.00
This is a busy time for everyone during the holidays and you make our job a little easier if these payments are in.   Thanking you in advance.
Any questions see Don or Mary Lou Travel Coordinators or call 484-6807.  John and Sandy Eade, Travel committee 484-4440

SWIMMING POOL CLOSING:   The pool will be open through Sunday, November 25, 2008.   It will be closed Monday morning for repair to a broken water line.   At this time it is uncertain for how long it will be closed.   The King's Gate Park pool is available for our use.   Please observe their rules.   Thanks,   Charles, Mgr

PLEASE do not smoke on the pool deck.   Smoking is permitted on the Club House patio.   Thank you, The Board of Directors.

GOLF CART PARADE:   For those of you who own golf carts, it's time to start thinking of how you will decorate it for the Holiday Golf Cart Parade.   This event will be on Wednesday, December 19, this year.   Prizes are given.   Lots of golf carts are needed - the more the merrier.   After the parade, refreshments are served in the clubhouse.   you have any questions, call Fred Lewis at 484-4657.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOVIES:   Are you interested in resuming Wednesday Night Movies??   Need a temporary chairperson until Arlene Hyde returns from the north.   Contact George Agricola 388-8520

CPR/AED PROGRAM:   The certification for the following people who were certified in the CPR/AED program has expired.   They must attend a refresher class for the new material and for what they have learned.   The date scheduled is January 26, 2008, a Saturday.   Please keep that date open.   Please e-mail me, Emil DePasquale, at shemdp2@yahoo.com,  to attend a class.
Ruth Ingerich  -  Rich Davis  -   Barbara Tompkins  -  Charles Tompkins  -  Marilyn Phillips  -  John Kureja
Ron Carpenter  -   Dick May  -  Vicky May  -  Mary Jane Shelby  -   Loretta Brian  -  Ellie Lambiotte
Dorothy Holden  -  Betty Ulbright  -  Vic Grisetto  -  Art Grams  -  Judy Auerbach  -  Charles Brady
Mary Brady  -  Charles Clotfelter  -  Lee Childs  -  Louise Eichenlaub

SHUFFLEBOARD STANDINGS……… November 19, 2007

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 7 43.5 28.5
2 1 39.5 32.5
3 6 38.5 33.5
4 4 37.5 34.5
5 5 34.5 37.5
6 2 34 38
7 8 30.5 41.5
8 3 30 42

Monday November 26 Team #3 makes courts ready

BOWLING:

Bowler High Game   High Series
Judy Skowron
- 461
Mary Lyford
- 449
Bud Porzio bowled 50 pins over average single game.
Hank Baxter bowled 53 pins over average single game.
Judy Auerbach bowled 49 pins over average game.


ENTERTAINMENT:   Jon Semmes and Friends, the program at the clubhouse last week was a delightful evening.   Know that those of you who were there enjoyed it, and the rest of you missed a nice evening.   Support our Entertainment Committee - they work hard to get enjoyable programs for us.

PIZZA PARTY AND HORSE RACES:   We wish to thank the helpers we had for the Pizza Party.   They are too numerous to mention by name as we don't want to forget anyone.   We couldn't have done it without you!   We hope everyone had a good time.   Thanks for your support.       ---Bud and Mary Porzio

(And we want to thank Bud and Mary for all their hard work  -  it was a "sold-out" crowd.)


PATIO PARTY:   What a super afternoon last Sunday was and a large crowd enjoyed the music - "Sax At The Beach".   The patio was full and a large number of people sat around the pool and enjoyed the beautiful weather, too.   A lovely lunch was served by the committee.   Ellie Lambiotte was Chair and her committee consisted of Rae Burmaster, Carol Weber, Connie Wall, Gerry Coleman, Judy Spears, Louise Eichenlaub, and Angie Richards.   Don Lambiotte and Tom Weber did a lot for the clean-up.   Thanks to all of you - know the afternoon was enjoyed by all who attended.

THOUGHTS:   Our Round Table Chair still needs some of you to volunteer to chair some events.   Without chair people, events get cancelled (as with the Pot Luck Dinner on November 10).   Please give George Agricola some help and become a Chair for events that still need help.   You'll always get all the help you need.       ---SJB


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