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Vol. XX, No. 51 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 29, 2007

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.   Champagne & set-ups provided.   Tickets are on sale Saturday mornings.       ---Any questions call - Lorraine and Ben  484-3134  

PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be served again on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. and until 9:00 a.m.   Many of our people will have returned from trips, so come early and beat the crowd.

CHRISTMAS DINNER THANK YOU:   We would like to thank everyone who helped make the Christmas Dinner a memorable one.   From the food preparers, decorators, servers, the clean up crew, the ticket maker and sellers, and to those who enjoyed all our efforts.   Especially to the person that donated the fruit tray.   And thank you to Patty and George Ray who helped chair this event.   A very Happy, Healthy New Year to All.       ---Angie Richards and Dee Hicks

THANK YOU:   We want to thank everyone who helped with the Christmas Luminaries, to make this another successful year.     Happy New Year, Curt and Linda MacMillan

NEW SEASON BEGINS:   Regatta returns to  KGC for the 2008 season …  REV up the boats, prepare for stronger water currents, making the course that much more competitive for our skilled Boats men of KGC…   Regatta will be at the pool on the 6th of January @ 1:30 p.m.   New participants welcomed, and all the rules and regulations explained in full prior to the start.   Everyone welcomed to join and cheer for their favorites!!!!!!       COMMODORE   Jerry Becker

JETTY PICNIC:   Where: North Jetty.   When: January 10th.   Social Hour 4:00-5:00 p.m.   Dinner at 5:00 p.m.   Watch the beautiful Sunsets on the FIRST Jetty Picnic for the New Year….. Bring your table setting and a dish for ten people.       ---Claire Becker

HOSPICE INFORMATION: Saturday, January 12th, Melissa Heath, the Director of Community Relations for Tidewell Hospice will be giving us a presentation explaining Hospice and how it helps families in times of need.   There will be time for questions and she will have informational pamphlets available.   Plan on staying after our regular social meeting and learning what Hospice is all about.

NEW ENGLAND LUNCHEON:   Calling all New Englanders!!   We will be meeting for lunch on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way (off Knights Trail), Venice.   We look forward to seeing all our New England friends - residents, renters and guests to continue the spirit of the holidays.   Signup on the sheet in the Clubhouse.   Please wear your nametags.       Any questions call Gene & Mickey Fournier  -  488-8281

NY - NJ LUNCHEON:   The NY - NJ luncheon will be at Left Coast Seafood Restaurant on US 41 Bypass at 11:30 a.m. Thursday January 17, 2008.   Signup sheet in the Clubhouse, and please wear your name tags.       Any questions call Barth's 485-9714

ENTERTAINMENT:   LAUGHING WITH THE LEGENDS January 16, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets will be on sale Saturday January 5th and 12th.  $10.00 per person.   Relive the Fabulous 50's with "Gurl and Girl" singing, dancing, costumes, comedy skits, red hot piano playing!   Come and have a Blast with the Past!!       Questions: Cavalier or DePasquale

RETURNING RENTERS:   Welcome to returning renters Rudy and Betty Fleischacker, who are at 50 King Arthur until February 15, 2008.   Phone No. is 484-5398.   They are from Fairport, NY.   Enjoy your stay at the Club!

CITRUS TREES:   At this time of year citrus fruit begins to fall to the ground and, if not picked up, will become a mess when the mowers come by.   Please pick up all fruit to avoid the mess of the mowers and to discourage rodents.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT CLUBHOUSE:   Thanks to Angie Richards and Dee Hicks who co-chaired this delicious dinner, which was attended by about 100 people.   People who helped with the dinner included Patty & George Ray, Fred Lewis, Arlene & Lou Herbert, John & Virginia Kureja, Sue & Tom Logan, Nip Barker, Dot & Art Grams, Alan & Rosemary Holdway, Neil Crane, Betty Mohr, Lucille Anderson, Judy Spears, Edna Zappala, Roseann Stratton, Betty Kundrot, Frank, Fred & Matt Fleck, Bob Adams, Ron Carpenter, Doris Dupler, and Irene Bette.   In addition, many assisted on the clean-up crew.   After dinner, Irene Bette led a Sing-A-Long.   All reports are that it was a delicious dinner and a lovely afternoon.   THANKS to ALL who helped.

THOUGHTS:   As I sit down to write my final "Thoughts" for 2007, a number of things come to mind.   It has been a good year for the Club, with business, programs and activities going along very well.   However, a number of our residents passed away this year and they will be missed.   So far, all of their spouses have remained here and we are happy for that.   I hear over and over what a concerned, caring community we are and I know we are available to help anyone when needed.   We have a number of Club members who have been ill and still need our prayers.   To each and every one of you, my wish is for a Happy New Year, which includes good health and peace.   King's Gate Club is a wonderful place to live!       ---SJB

Have a very
Happy and healthy
New Year

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