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Vol. XX, No. 48 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 8, 2007

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:   The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday December 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   There will be a new report on the development concerning the 8 acres.   Please plan to attend.

DICK BARTLETT:   Be sure to stop and visit with Dick this morning.   He is a long time resident at the Club and will now be moving to Orlando.

HEALTHLINE:   Bill Pillar, 1 Castle Drive underwent back surgery in Sarasota last week.   He is now home and recuperating very slowly.   Your prayers and cards are appreciated.       ---Rae Burmaster, Healthline

MEMORIAL SERVICE:   There will be a memorial service for Jim Hyde on Thursday December 20, 2007, in the Clubhouse at 11:00 a.m.   Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes.

CHRISTMAS LUMINARIES:   Tis the Season! Mark your calendars.   December 15th we will be folding luminary bags before the Saturday morning meeting.   December 22nd we will be filling and delivering the luminaries to each home after the meeting.   Volunteers are needed!   December 24th at dusk put your luminaries on the street and light them.   We will be available to assist.   Merry Christmas, Curt and Linda MacMillan

CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT show will be Wednesday December 12th, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.   Diva and the Italian Guy will be performing their special Christmas Show, adding songs of the season with a smile to their blockbuster songs by incredible Marcy and Buddy's hilarious stories and fractured versions of songs.   A guaranteed good time!!   Tickets on sale today.   $9.00 per person.   Also, sold at the door if available.       ---Pat and Mike Cavalier  484-9271

LINE DANCING on Thursday December 13th will be at 10:30 a.m. after the Board Meeting.   This will include both new beginners and advanced beginners.       --- June McMains

KGC CHORUS:   The KGC chorus will meet on Thursday December 13th at 3:00 p.m.       ---Eleanor Barth

LADIES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON:   Our annual "Toys for Tots" luncheon will be Thursday December 13th 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 today.   Contact Connie Wall, 488-7321 or Joan Potts, 484-2027 for information or to drop off a toy if you cannot attend.

SOLO CHRISTMAS PARTY:   All singles, solo's, unattached, are invited to a party on Thursday December 20th at 5:00 p.m. in my home 322 King Arthur Dr.   Just bring yourself and a bright smile.   And please sign up in back of Hall so I will know how many of you to expect.       ---Ann Kellum

CHRISTMAS DINNER:   We will have a Christmas Dinner for KGC residents and guests on Christmas Day.   Social beginning at 1:30 p.m. and Dinner served at 2:00 p.m.   Tickets will be $10.00 per person on sale on Saturday mornings.   Any questions please call Angie Richards or Dee Hicks.

REGATTA:   The Regatta that was scheduled for December 9th has been canceled because of pool construction ...   Next Regatta will be January 6th 2008.       ---Commodore Jerry Backer

GOLF CART PARADE:   Sign up today to participate in the Golf Cart Parade on Wednesday, December 19, if you own a golf cart.   This is always a fun evening and prizes are given.   Sign-up sheet is in the Clubhouse.   Any questions, call Fred Lewis at 484-4657.   And, there will be refreshments in the Clubhouse after the parade - sign up to furnish cookies for this event.

OUR SYMPATHY to Fran Yaros, 84 King Arthur Dr.   Her 92 year-old Mother passed away in South N.J. on November 20, 2007.   Services were held in South N.J.   Cards are appreciated.

RETURNING RENTER:   Welcome back to Joseph McLaughlin, who is renting 8 Castle Drive for the winter.   He is from Lowell MA.   Enjoy your stay at KGC.

GUIDE DOGS:   "KGC-King" and other Guide Dogs in Training will be here today.   Please bring your "Needed Items" to Jackie and Nip at the Table.   We look forward to all of your "Goodies" for the Kennels.   The Staff at SEGD sure know KGC because we put a sticker on each item.   They really appreciate "all the stuff".   Lisa Davis also goes to the SEGD kennels three times a week to volunteer and give them hands on support.   Anyone is welcome to visit the kennels any weekday morning, except Thursday, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.   Sit on the floor and "HUG" the puppies.   Ask if you have any questions.       ---Jackie and Nip Barker - 485-9308

KGC REALTY:   The KGC Realty staff can show you any house in our Club, whether it is listed by KGR or another Real Estate Company.   Please call us.   We will be happy to assist you with any real estate in our Club.       ---Cheryl and Judy

VIDEO:   There is one new DVD "Waitress".   Also we are asking again to PLEASE sign out the movies and put your house number on the card.   We have residents who  would like to see a certain movie and would like to call the person who has it and ask to receive it next, but when residents do not put their house number and date there is no way to track who has it.   We need everyone's cooperation for the Video room to work the way it was intended.   Also, if you donate a movie, please do not put it on the table in the Video Room.   Drop it off at my house 118 Camelot so I can get it ready with card and number.   Thank you.   Jean Ickes

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 Saturday mornings.       ---Any questions call - Lorraine and Ben  484-3134.

TRAVEL:   Our next show is the Rockettes, any questions contact John or Sandy Eade at the travel desk; they have a list of all the paid reservations.   Bus will load about 9:15 a.m. be on time please.   Your name tags, dinner choice and tickets will be given to you on the bus.   Should return about 4:30 p.m. Friday December 14th, 2007.

Jersey Boys...we have a few reservations still open for March 1st, 2008, so if you're interested please sign up and make your checks payable to Happy Heart Tours.   $156.00

Guys and Dolls February 10th, 2008, we need names on the wait list...$60.00.   Anything Goes March 2, 2008, wait listed, but reservations do open up...$60.00.       Travel coordinators, Don and Mary Lou Richmond 484-6807, Travel Committee, John and Sandy Eade 484-4440

LIBRARY:   Members of Kings Gate Club, renters and guests, please remember to sign out the materials in both the video and book libraries.   It is distressing to other patrons who come in looking for the title, only to find a blank on the card.       ---Barb Tompkins

BOOK CLUB:   Book Club will meet on December 17, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book & Game Room.   Sandy McIntyre will present "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" written by journalist, Jeannette Walls.   This memoir revolves around her parents, who give "bad parenting" a whole new meaning.   Her irresponsible, romantic alcoholic father was an inventor of outlandishly useless devices, and her mother, an artist, was emotionally unfit for motherhood (and/or mentally ill).   As they dragged the family around the country on the run from creditors and from one bad idea to another, they provided little care for their four children leaving them to fend for themselves much of the time.   Despite all odds, Jeannette and her siblings manage to become productive adults.   Come join us to hear about this thought-provoking book.   You're welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book.       ---Sandy McIntyre

BOWLING

Bowler High Game   High Series
Fred Carbone 220 541
Linda Varty 160 458

Angie Richards rolled 58 pins over her average in a single game.       ---Don Fisher

SHUFFLEBOARD STANDINGS……… December 3, 2007

Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 7 66.5 41.5
2 2 57 51
3 6 56.5 51.5
4 5 54.5 53.5
5 1 53.5 54.5
6 4 52.5 55.5
7 3 50 58
8 8 41.5 66.5

Monday, December 10 Team #4 makes courts ready.   Order of play Y-Y-B       ---Ralph Garver

CONGRATULATIONS to Cheryl Patricca who has passed the exam and is now Broker/Associate at King's Gate Realty Co.

CLOTHE-A-CHILD:   Cheryl Patricca, Chair of this project, reports that our residents donated a total of $507.00 when the baskets were passed last week.   Cheryl and her committee help students shop for school clothes and supplies each year just before school starts.   THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

FOOD PANTRY:   Last Saturday 120 food items were donated to this worthwhile cause plus $348.00 was collected.   Thanks to all who donated - the food and money will be put to good use.

SWIMMING POOL CLOSING:   The pool was closed Monday morning November 26th for repair to a broken water line.   The pool leak is in the piping under the pool, which required the pool to be drained.   The pool will remain closed for several more days.   If you use the pool at King's Gate Park, please take your name tag so their residents will know you are from KGC.   Please observe their rules.       Thanks,   Charles, Mgr

THOUGHTS:   Last Monday the Board of Directors held a Workshop at the Clubhouse regarding the 8-Acres.   After the Board spoke, there was a time for questions from those in attendance.   They were disappointed in the small attendance at this meeting.   (The Ohio Club already had their luncheon set up before this meeting date was established so had to go ahead with their plans).   The more people who attend the more questions and suggestions there are apt to be.   And, if you don't attend, you can't complain about how things are handled.   So, plan to attend any future Workshops.       ---SJB


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