Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News The most welcome person is the one who knows when to leave.

Vol. XVI, No. 3 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 18, 2003

Saturday, 18th,  Potluck Dinner
Tuesday, 21st, Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, 26th,  Super Bowl Party
Thursday. 30th.  Solo Club Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 1, Tennis Spaghetti Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 6, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky Luncheon
Friday, Feb. 7, Pennsylvania Luncheon
Saturday, Feb. 8,  Potluck Dinner

HEALTHLINE:   Penny Sweitzer, 72 King Arthur Drive is recuperating from shoulder surgery.

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY:   Dorothy Tiel, former long-time resident at 42 King Arthur, died in Michigan.  Cards may be sent to Herb and the family at 5983 W. Pleasant Ridge, Ludington, MI 49431.    We also learned of the passing of Nelda Bahr, sister of Ray Webb of 7 Castle Drive.               --- Blanche Madden, 480-1514

JANUARY POTLUCK is on January 18, today, entitled "Purple People Party".   Please wear something purple, if  possible.   Bring your dinner service and a dish to share with 12-16 people.           --- Louise Eichenlaub

SUPER BOWL PARTY:   Sunday, Jan. 26, Social at 5:30, eat at 6:00; game starts 6:30.   Tickets on sale today.   This year we will have chili and hot dogs, Cheese and crackers and more.   Super Bowl pool tickets are also on sale.   See you all there.                         --- Bob Froehlich

KGC TRAVEL:   The cruise was wonderful.   Wish you had been there with the 34 KGC  residents and "friends".   Sunday, "Annie Get Your Gun."  Buses will leave KGC at 10:15 am and return after 5 pm.   Looks like "Kiss Me Kate" on 3/9 will be reduced to ONE bus only.  We have seven vacancies to fill one bus to 44.   This has been a very difficult year for your Travel committee.                     --- Nip Barker

K.G.C. SOLO CLUB  meeting Thursday, Jan. 30th, 5 o'clock at Landmark Restaurant, 133 S. Tamiami Trail (Bus. 41), Venice.  Order from 8 Early Bird Specials, $8.95, plus 18% gratuity.  Mixed drinks, $3.50, draft beer, $1.50. Please wear your name tags.  We are having a private room.  Many of you have asked, "When are we going to have a get-together?"   This is your club, please, sign up and bring a Solo friend.  Any questions or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

FEBRUARY POTLUCK:   Saturday, Feb. 8 -- Tickets will be sold on Jan. 25th and Feb. 1st -- two per residence at $4 each.                      --- Blanche Madden and Charlotte Alex, Chairpersons

55 ALIVE:   Drivers Safety Class, January 30th  and 31st.  1 PM to 5 PM each day.   A second class is scheduled for Feb. 6th and 7th, same times each day. These classes are sponsored by the Round Table and AARP.  Details and sign up sheet on the counter in the Clubhouse.   Anyone interested in other classes, please contact Harry Kiel at 488-6670 for location and dates.

DINNER CLUB:   Sign up NOW for the Dinner Club which will meet one evening each in February, March and April.   Menus are simple, eight people at each home, and a great way to meet new people.   Any questions, see Rae Burmaster or call her, 412-9224,

TENNIS PARTY:   The Annual Tennis Spaghetti Dinner for PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE KGC tennis players is scheduled for Saturday, February 1.  A sign-up sheet is at the gazebo with additional details.                         --- Bob Winchester

LUNCH FOR INDIANA, ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY (and Kansas, N & S. Carolina, & W. Virginia too):   Thurs., Feb. 6, 12:00 noon, at the Big Easy (formerly Purples).  We'll order from the menu with separate checks.     Please sign up on the bulletin board.  If you have questions or need a ride, call Sandy McIntyre, 480-9503.

PENNSYLVANIA LUNCHEON:   Pennsylvania Lunch Buffet will be held at the Marco Polo Buffet and Grill on Friday, February 7, 2003 at 12:30 PM.  The cost per person, $7.75.  This includes Buffet, Non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity if thirty people (30) show.  Under 30, the price will be $1.00 additional.  Separate checks will be provided.   PLEASE sign up at the bulletin board.   Anyone needing a ride or any questions, call Jean or Lee Ickes, 488-8967.

JETTY PICNIC:   The next Jetty Picnic will be Thursday, January 23rd at the North Jetty.  Bring a dish to pass, your beverage, dinner service, and come on down to the  Jetty.    Gather and social time 4 PM, eat at 5 PM.

--- Claire Becker and Gloria Carey


Position     Team            Won              Lost              Ties      
1 1 57 50
2 5 56 52 *
2 8 56 52 *
4 3 55 53 **
4 7 55 53 **
6 6 53 55
7 2 52 55
8 4 47 61

Congratulations to Team #1, winners of the 1st half of 2002-2003 schedule:   Sandy Garver, Capt., Anna Donnelly, Ken Downs, Val Mackus, Tom Patricca, and Fran Woodward.
Next Day of shuffling is Monday, January 20 at 9:30 AM.   Team #5 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Yellow - Black - Yellow.             --- Gordy Brown

High Games High Series
Skeet Kast
Helen Tebbets
Fred Carbone
Carole Gualdoni
Bill Thurston
Rod See
Lorraine Quirion
Skeet Kast
Elmer Kuecken had 50 pins over his average.
Skeet Kast had 52 pins over her average.

PHONE DIRECTORY CHANGE:   On the last page (next to back cover) in the ad for "Thomson Carpet & Floor Care" the phone number has changed to 485-3133.

BOOK CLUB:   Read January selection "Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan and plan to be at the meeting on Monday, January 27, at 1 PM.  February selection will be "Cross Creek" by  Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rowlings.  Any questions, call Betty Dowling.

RENTERS:   Welcome to the following renters:
Marti Conklin & Nance Conklin  (sister), 228 Duchess Ave., from Norwich, NY.  Here to April 30.  Phone 412-0704.
Thomas & Elinor Tyler, 235 Duchess Ave. from Ashtabula, OH. Here to March 31.  Phone 488-4905.
We hope you all enjoy your stay at KGC!

NOKOMIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT:   Pick up your NVFD sticker on Saturday at the meeting.  Tom Conway will be giving them out (if you have paid your dues).  And, Tom, we certainly want to thank you for all the work you have done on our behalf.   Since we had a small fire in the clubhouse recently, it certainly is great that we were over our 90% quota of members and there was no charge to the Club for Fire Dept. services.

E-MAIL ADDRESS CORRECTION:   Please check your e-mail address on the KGC website ( in Members Only section)  and send corrections and additions to me at by Wed., Jan. 22.   I will be updating the lists soon.          --- Sandy McIntyre

THOUGHTS:   In the next couple of weeks, there will be new members of the Board of Directors and the Round Table.   Support these people - remember, they are VOLUNTEERS who are working with and for YOU to make KGC the best possible place to live.           --- SJB

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