Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News A way to praise your mate is OFTEN!

Vol. XVI, No. 4 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 25, 2003

Sunday, 26th,  Super Bowl Party
Monday, 27th, Book Club meeting
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
Thursday, Feb. 13, New England Breakfast

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

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 today and Feb. 1st -- two per residence today 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.

NEW ENGLAND BREAKFAST:   Thursday, February 13th: Welcome to all New Englanders---owners, renters, and friends.  We had such a good turnout (63 people) for our first get-together of the new year.  This time, come join us for a breakfast buffet at 8:15 a.m. at Sharon's Restaurant in the Park Isles Plaza (across the street from Kile's Hardware) in Nokomis.  The buffet will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, home fries, muffins, fruit, and coffee.  The cost is $6 per person including the tax and gratuity.  Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Any questions or need a ride, call Gene & Mickey at 488-8281.

CRAFT GROUP:   HELP!!   The Craft Group needs items to sell at our annual Fair in March.  Please phone Barb Tompkins at 480-9294 or Linda Varty at 488-2979 and let us know what we can expect to sell at the Fair.  We need lots of crafts to fill up our table.  We thank you for your help.

KGC TRAVEL:   Welcome home Biloxi travelers. Hope you came back happy and rich - well at least happy for the trip!   "Annie/Gun" was a tremendous show last weekend at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.  You missed a good one.  Because of the poor response to "Kiss Me Kate," I have now changed to one larger bus and have only a few tickets remaining.  Wait list is appreciated. "A Day in the Country" is our next trip on February 4th. This one sold out fast, but due to some recent changes - our wait list is thin. Come see us to add your name to the current wait list.   "Sailor Circus" tickets are still available.  Last week to get your "Geritol Follies" reservations with Happy Heart Tours.             --- Nip Barker

YOUR EX-PREZ SEZ:   We are soon off to make residence at our Massachusetts home.  But memories of this place have carved a permanent place in our hearts.  They include Bob Froehlich thanking me when I called the horse racing dice numbers for the last time;  Father Steve's special prayer at a neighborhood farewell party;  playing piano at the pancake breakfasts;  the out-pouring of concern from hundreds of you when Joyce was so sick a year ago;  reading the minutes at the meetings of the KGC Tennis Association;  going to Rotary with friends Kast, Boorsma and Aldridge and the tremendous grass roots support I received during my recent term as your president.  Our future includes plans to rent in the area so our relationship with the club will continue.  Over the past several years, you have been so much a part of our lives. Joyce and I will never forget you and so may God bless you every one.                        ---Bill & Joyce Coulter


Position     Team            Won              Lost              Ties      
1 1 14 4
2 8 12 6
3 6 10 8
4 3 9 9 *
4 7 9 9 *
6 2 8 10
7 4 6 12
8 5 4 14

Next Day of shuffling is Monday, January 27 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 - Black.                  --- Gordy Brown

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.

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.

High Games High Series
Fred Carbone
Carole Gualdoni
Kerrie Morawa
Dick Nolin
Dick Nolin bowled 77 pins over his average;
Sandy Titus bowled 50 pins over her average.

RENTERS:  Welcome to the following renters:

Gualdonis and Koenigs have rented here previously.  We hope you all enjoy your stay at KGC!

We have a Fair every March, that's how we raise money to fund special functions and purchases for our Club.  Some examples are: Exercise room and Equipment, Refrigerator, Freezer, Stage curtains, Patio, Patio furniture, Projector, Audio mixer, Chairs and Tables for Hall, Bingo board, Card tables and Flea Market storage shed. Attached is the Fair Profit for 2002, as you can see the Flea Market is our largest money maker.  All of our items are donated by our generous residents and may be dropped off at the Flea storage shed (down by Recycling).  We take almost everything; items we don't take are large appliances, curtain rods, blinds, televisions and VCRs.  We welcome everyone to participate in the Fair  --  it's a great way to meet and make friends.
50/50 $ 740.50
Bake Sale 721.42
Crafts & Ceramics 1111.04
Flea Market 7410.25
Food Operations 2453.91
Dinner Raffle 2060.00
Super Raffle 644.00
Lotto Raffle 862.00
Computer booth 690.00
Vendors 1137.45
Woodshop 2161.46

HISTORY TIDBIT:   In January l988 our Newsletter in its present form was started by Art Carlson and John Olsen (former resident, now deceased).  The next month I joined the staff as a reporter.  Since that time, Alma Dupuis and Sandy McIntyre, present Editor, have joined the staff.  Many people have given articles for inclusion in the paper.  Art puts out a Newsletter about 50 weeks of each year - so you can figure how much work he has done for us over the years.   A BIG THANKS TO ART CARLSON, to the other members of the staff - and ALL of you who see that the news is received by one of us for inclusion in the papers.              --- Shirley Bethke

REMINDER:   Please put used greeting cards in blue container in Video Room, not Library.  There are also containers there for old eye glasses and food pantry goods.   Please return magazines to "In-coming" box near magazine rack in Library.  Don't put anything on shelves.  Thank You.

PURPLE POTLUCK:   The Potluck Dinner last Saturday was a huge success.  The music by Barbara Cozad and Mert Koch - the Kings Gate Duo - was delightful for dancing and/or listening.   THANKS SO MUCH to Chairperson Louise Eichenlaub and to her committee:   Ellie Lambiotte, Doreen Exner, Lois Crane, Rae Burmaster, Mary Jane Christopherson, Ginny Ewing, Jackie Barker, Barb Tompkins, Trudy Graney, Jane Bonyai, Loretta Brian, Lois Robinson, Nip Barker, Gary Exner, Ken Savage, Neil Crane, Angie Richards and Mary Jane Rodecki.  Oh, yes, the food was delicious, too.  Another great evening at the Club.                    --- Shirley Bethke

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEWS:   Thanks to Bob Miller, who completed his term on the Board.  Elected to the Board were Neil Crane, Gene Fournier, Shirley Froehlich and Tom Patricca.  Officers for the coming year are:  President - Wren McMains;  Vice President - Mike McDonald;  Secretary - Rex Ingerick,  Treasurer - Charlotte Stears.   Good luck to you all!

REMINDER:   There will be a meeting for Fair Chairpersons in the Ceramics Room after this morning's Round Table meeting .                   --- Chuck McIntyre

THOUGHTS:   A friend of mine who publishes a little magazine wrote:  "All humans make mistakes; nobody bats a thousand all the time.  Rare is the champion who has not been beaten at some time or other.  Most people who attain success have learned to forget past failures and concentrate on present goals."   Very true.                  --- SJB


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