Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News The best vitamin for making friends is B-1.

Vol. XVI, No. 6 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida February 8, 2003

COMING EVENTS:  
Saturday, Feb. 8, Valentine Potluck Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 13, New England Breakfast
Thursday, Feb. 13, Round Table Executive Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 13, Veterans Meeting
Friday, Feb. 14, Pancake Breakfast at RV Park  7:30 - 9 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 18, Ohio Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 19, Entertainment - Jack Brokensha Quartet
Saturday, Feb. 22, Pizza Horse Race Party

HEALTHLINE:
Joanne Lemonds, 288 Ave. of Kings, reports that she is doing extremely well after her back surgery.  She didn't expect to feel so good so soon.  Visitors are welcome, but please call first.
Betty Markoff of 326 King Arthur is back in the hospital.  She had back surgery this week.
Art Carlson, 137 Camelot, was taken to Bon Secours hospital, but the cause of the emergency has not yet been determined.  No visitors, please, until further notice.  
Don King is living with his daughter at Capri Isles in Venice.  His address and phone number are on the bulletin board.  Don is now 89 years old and has Home Health Care.

--- Blanche Madden,  480-1514

ORCHIDS:   Sincere thanks to more of our dedicated volunteers.  Don (Doc) Avery and Skeet Kast faithfully take blood pressures for us the first Saturday of each month.  They are assisted each month by Dot Avery and Clara Jensen.  This is a real service for our residents.  We do appreciate your work!

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES:   Please e-mail articles for the Newsletter to sandymac@comcast.net or deliver to 37 King Arthur Dr.              --- Sandy McIntyre

"LOVE IS IN THE AIR"  VALENTINE POTLUCK:   TONIGHT - 5:30 Social - 6:00 Dinner.  You may bring your place settings to the Clubhouse at 12:00.     Those who signed up to bring desserts, please bring them at 4:00 PM.                    --- Blanche Madden and Charlotte Alex, Chairpersons

RTEC MEETING:  Next Round Table Executive Meeting will be on Thursday, February 13, at 9 AM in the Clubhouse.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring suggestions for projects for this next year.

RTEC MEMBERS:  The following are the members of the Round Table Executive Committee for the next year:  Don Lambiotte - Chairperson, Vince Caudy - Vice Chair, Rae Burmaster - Secretary, Patty Ray - Treasurer.  Advisors are:  Loretta Brian, Fred Lewis, Angie Richards, and Jack Veneman.  Past Chair is Shirley Bethke.  Thanks to Gerry Coleman who served as an Advisor the previous two years.

ATTENTION VETERANS & SPOUSES:   Mr. Greg Worth of the Sarasota County Veterans Office will be at KGC Club House, Tuesday, Feb. 13th at 1:30 PM for questions and answers.  Please plan to attend.

--- Vince Caudy # 285

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.

OHIO LUNCHEON:   Tuesday, February 18, 11:30 AM at Sharon's Restaurant.  We will have a choice of five entrees, all include the salad bar, choice of soft drink, ice tea, or coffee for $7.00 complete including tax and tip.  A guest speaker will talk on Put-in-Bay.  Come meet your Ohioan neighbors, guests are welcome.  Please wear name tags.  Sign-up sheet is on bulletin board in back.  Need a ride, any questions, please feel free to call Mary Lou Richmond at 484-6807.

NEW RENTERS:   Welcome to Edward and Jeanette Kohler who are renting 150 Duchess for the month of February.  They are from Flushing, MI.  Phone 412-1988.  Enjoy your stay with us!

SHOWTIME:   On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 7:30 pm, RIGHT HERE ON OUR STAGE(!!!), you'll have a chance to hear the world-renowned founder of the Australian Jazz Quartet, vibraphonist Jack Brokensha, lead his current quartet through some songs that will rekindle thoughts of by-gone days for you.  And don't let the word "jazz" turn you away, for Jack knows we're not a jazz audience, but rather a group that responds to great tunes played with professional skill.  With Johnny Moore on drums, Kenny Fitzgerald on bass and Matt Bokulic on keyboard, Jack promises renditions of your favorite melodies that will delight and thrill you, so come on and bring your friends.  Tickets only $4…..on sale this morning.

KGC TRAVEL:   There were 52 that traveled on the "Day in the Country" event. We had a very good time and I think everyone enjoyed the day.  The "Puppies" at the guide dog school stole everyone's hearts.  Nobody came home hungry either.
As of 2/5 there are 20 that have booked the Veendam cruise.  With give-away prices in high season, I guessed wrong again - I thought there would be many more!!!  Anyone that missed the Australia/New Zealand trip has another chance.  VIP Travel has 5 vacancies on their tour for 10/28-11/16/03.  Nip has flyers if interested.  Flyers are on your tables today for first offerings of Princess cruises and tours to Alaska.  Still need waitlist for "Kiss Me Kate".  DEADLINE for "Sailor Circus" is 2/20 then I turn back remaining reservation.                    --- Nip

LADIES' SPRING LUNCHEON:   Tickets for the KGC Ladies' Spring Luncheon will be on sale starting Saturday, February 15 in the Clubhouse.  We will be gathering at Mission Valley Country Club on Thursday, March 6 for food and fashions.  So, get your tickets soon.  Price $17.00 including gratuity.

HORSE RACE PIZZA PARTY:   Tickets for this event will be on sale today and next Saturday at the meeting.  Get your tickets early so you won't miss out.  THE HORSES ARE READY, THE BOOKIES ARE READY.  Save your quarters.  BYOB.  Tickets are $4 each.  DATE FOR THIS PARTY IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22.

"MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH":   Remember all are welcome to attend this health program.  There is a 45 minute session when you exercise to music on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 11:15 in the Clubhouse.

RV PARK NEWS:   Plan now to attend the Pancake Breakfast at the RV Park on Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 to 9 AM.

COMPUTER USERS:   Carl Rigney will be teaching Basic Computer again at King's Gate RV Park across the creek for 6 weeks starting Thursday, Feb.18, 1:30 PM.

KING'S GATE CLUB LADIES ARE INVITED by our neighbors across the creek to attend the King's Gate RV Park Luncheon & Fashion Show at Jacaranda Country Club on Friday, Feb. 21st at Noon. Tickets are $15.00.    Contact Ginger Waldron at 483-9082.    Last date for tickets 2-15-03.

RESTAURANT RAFFLE:   This year we will not have people going door to door selling restaurant raffle tickets for the Fair.  Instead, we will be selling them at the Saturday meetings starting this week till the week before the Fair.  The cost will be $10 for a chance to win dinner certificates at local restaurants and a grand prize of $100.  We hope we will sell as many tickets as we have in prior years because this has raised a lot of money for the Fair.  Also, if you do not go to the meetings and want to purchase tickets, please give me a call at 486-1428 and I will come to your home with the tickets.

Thanks,  Arlene Hyde

SHUFFLEBOARD STANDINGS……………………...2-3-03

Position     Team            Won              Lost       Tie
1 8 33 21 *
1 3 33 21 *
3 2 31 23
4 7 29 25
5 1 28 26
6 4 24 30
7 6 22 32
8 5 16 38

Next Day of shuffling is Monday, February 10, at 9:30 AM.  Team #6 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Yellow - Black - Yellow.             --- Gordy Brown

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games High Series
Lou Herbert
225
517
Charles Brady
224-226
641
Fred Carbone
215
549
Dick Lyford
206
512
Cheryl Patricca
204
503
Bill Thurston
201
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John Schleicher
200
---
Rod See
200
520
Carole Gualdoni
199
520
Sandy Titus
180
450

Single games over average:

February 11th - Valentine Cash Event - three games total plus handicap.

HONORE AVE.- I-75 MEETING:   A new Honore Avenue plan will be presented in our Clubhouse on February 24th at 2 p.m. by the Sarasota Highway Department with our Commissioner Jon Thaxton present.  It is imperative that all residents of the two King's Parks and Laurel Landings make every effort to attend.  The plan that we accepted in talks in 1998 and 1999 was to use the two south lanes of I-75 for the extension of Honore Avenue south and the construction of two north lanes all to take place when I-75 is extended to additional lanes.  Please mark your calendars for this very special meeting.

--- Don Moriarty

BOOK CLUB:   The February book choice is "Cross Creek" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Read the book and join us on  Monday, February 24, at 1 PM in the Library.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY PATIO PARTY:   Party will be Thursday, February 27, at 5 PM.  Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Please bring your drinks and hot or cold snacks.  Any questions, call the Barths at 485-9714.

KGC-101 STUDY GROUP:   Next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 11, at 9:30 AM in the Ceramics Room.  Reviewed will be KGC ByLaw 34, Round Table Standing Committee, and KGC Round Table Operational Rules. If you have copies, please bring them with you. Anyone and everyone is welcome.  An attempt will be made to find an answer to any question relating to the operation of KGC.                              --- Thanks,   Dick Phillips

"A DAY IN THE COUNTRY":   Those of you who were on our one-day bus trip last Tuesday, February 4, know what a great day we had!  It was interesting to learn about the guide dogs (and to hold the darling puppies).  Then we went to see the manatees (and there were many to see) and to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.  From there we went to Solomon's Castle (I had heard lots about this and really enjoyed seeing it) and had a tour there.  We then enjoyed a delicious dinner.  All in all, it was a fabulous day and we certainly thank Nip and Jackie Barker for making these plans for us.  AND, when another trip comes up, sign up if you want to have an enjoyable day.    THANKS AGAIN!

--- Shirley Bethke

THOUGHTS:   Enjoy each day at the Club.  I repeat this theme often I know, but we are so fortunate to be able to be here and enjoy the many great activities which are an integral part of the Club.  We have many new residents.  Be sure to greet them and make them welcome.  To all of you, I say "Get Involved."                                 --- SJB


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2003   -    Flyers & Float at VENICE  PARADE
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2003   -    KING'S GATE CLUB FAIR


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