Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
Alma Dupuis
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
News Many folks know how to say nothing. Few know when.

Vol. XVI, No. 12 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida March 29, 2003

COMING EVENTS:  
Monday, March 31 - KGC Book Club
Tuesday, April 1 - Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, W. Virginia, North & South Carolina Breakfast
Thursday, April 3 - New York-New Jersey Luncheon
Friday, April 4 - King's Gate Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 5 - Mardi Gras Spring Dance

HEALTHLINE:   At our Fair, Marge Hufford was hit by a motorized wheelchair.  Lois Dievendorf bandaged the cut on her leg; then Hank Ouellette took her to the hospital for stitches.  She is getting better and thanks those who helped her.   Jane Pack is recuperating nicely from hip surgery and thanks all who sent her cards and caring thoughts.

--- Blanche Madden 480-1514

BOOK CLUB REMINDER:   Join us on Monday, March 31, at 1:00 PM in the Library.   The March book choice is "Emperor of Ocean Park" by Stephen L. Carter.            --- Betty Dowling

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY LUNCHEON:   Remember, this event is on Thursday, April 3, at 12 noon at Dimitri's Country Oven on 41 Bypass at Albee Farm Road.  Buffet lunch will include tax, gratuity and beverage.  Separate checks will be provided.  Cost $8.00 per person.  Please sign sheet on bulletin board.  Any questions, call Barths, 485-9714.

ROUND TABLE PRESENTS:   Sat. April 5th - Spring Dance - Mardi Gras - 7:00 PM.  No charge - tickets available TODAY.  Must have a ticket to attend.  Music by "Girl Talk."  Bring hors d'oeuvre, BYOB, and set-ups.

--- Reo Leach 484-3780

BOD NEWS:   Dick Lyford was appointed to the Board last Wednesday to fill the unexpired term of Dick Diggins who resigned.  Thanks to Dick Diggins for his work on the Board.

KGC TRAVEL:  Flyers of current schedule for Happy Heart Tours will be kept up to date in the literature rack at the Travel Board through the summer.  HHT has many day and multi-day tours for the summer season.  Please make your bookings with KGC Travel.  I plan to provide information for HHT and VIP links on the web site at: www.kgc.cc  click Travel.

--- Nip Barker - 485-9308

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER VERY SUCCESSFUL FAIR:   A lot of planning and hard work were required by over 200 residents.  Raising money for the Club, working together, meeting new people, and enjoying the whole experience is the goal of the Fair.  I want to THANK all the chairpersons and their teams for all the hard work they did this year to make the KGC Fair such a big success.              --- Chuck McIntyre

FAIR DEBRIEFING:   A meeting of the Fair Chairpeople will be held immediately after today's Round Table meeting in the Ceramics Room. Bring along your ideas on how we may improve the Fair for next year.               --- Chuck McIntyre

ST. PATRICK'S PARADE:   Sincere thank you to all the volunteers who walked the parade route with our beautiful float, distributing approximately 4,200 flyers promoting "Our Fair," and to the drivers who got us there and walked also.  The crowd always looks forward to knowing the date of the Fair.  Drivers and walkers were:  Walt and Jerrine Smith, Andy and Barbara Amatrudo, Bill and Eleanor Barth, Don Keele, Paul Sims, Betty McDonald, Don Richmond, Arlene Herbert, June McMains, Rae Burmaster, Mary Ann Lyford, Jane Haggerty, Neil and Lois Crane, Betty Dowling, Steen and Janet Meryweather, Linda Varty, Ernie and Judy Auerbach, Jean Ickes, Dave Westbrook, Nance Conklin, and Gene and Mickey Fournier.               --- Mickey Fournier

PARADE FLOAT BIG SUCCESS!  Big crew contributed:  Wayne Crippin and Jack Boorsma on construction; Jim Steele, transportation; Fred Carbone, signs; Blanche Madden, Charlotte Alex, Ginny Ewing, Sandy McIntyre, and Judy Crippin, decoration; Linda Varty, sign; Sandra Eade, Ginny Ewing, Judy Crippin, and Jeanne Randall, Leprechauns; Fred Lewis as the snowbird; Chuck McIntyre, candy purchase; and Dick Madden, design.  Thanks a bunch, folks!

FLEA MARKET:   Thanks to all the ladies and men who unloaded the trailers and helped sort and clean everything during set-up.  Thanks to all who worked the day of the Fair and to those who showed up to help even if they weren't on the list.  A special thanks to Angie and Ike Richards who worked all year packing items as they were dropped off at the trailer.  Their hard work all year long is greatly appreciated.  Patty Ray, thank you doesn't cover it for all the work you do, especially this year when things were put in another pattern.  No one knows how much you do.  A Big THANK YOU.

--- Barb Tatge

RESTAURANT RAFFLE:   Thanks to everyone who participated in the Restaurant Raffle.  We raised over $500 for the Fair.  A special thanks to Gerry Coleman who helped sell the tickets and Shirley Bethke who donated certificates from Applebee's.  Congratulations to Rex and Ruth Ingerick who won the $100 Grand Prize.  Congratulations also go to Dick Bartlett who won a gift certificate to Rosebuds, Ann Kellum who also won a certificate to Rosebuds, Dottie and Jerry Morrissey who won a certificate to Flying Bridge, and Pat and Hank Baxter who won a certificate to Applebee's.

--- Arlene Hyde

FAIR DAY 50-50 RAFFLE:   As Chairman of the 50-50 Raffle, I would like to extend a special thanks to all Committee members on their special effort put forth to make this a record setting event…
The winner of $947 was Rodger Warren of Tecumseh, Michigan, located about fifty miles north of Toledo, Ohio.  They have been vacationing in the local area and saw signs for the Fair.                   --- Jerry Becker

THE POOL FLOAT DIDN'T SINK!   The pool float was great this year thanks to Charlotte Alex's artistic work and the floral decorations by her, Blanche Madden, Judy Crippin, and Sandra Eade.  Wayne Crippin and John Eade provided the transportation to and from the pool.  (Did you notice that the alligator's tail wiggled?)              --- Dick Madden, Designer

A GREAT PIZZA PARTY:   202 Fair workers consumed 70 pizzas, 9 cases of beer, 9 liters of wine, and a bunch of sodas for a good relief after the Fair.  Special thanks to John Eade for much, much work and to his delivery boy, Wayne Crippin.  Also, special thanks to John's wife, Sandra, and Roland Carey and his crew for set-up and clean-up.  You can't beat KGC for volunteering.                   --- Dick Madden, Chair

NEW OWNERS:   We welcome the following new owners:

The Tylers have been renting in the Club this winter, and the Wagners and Colliers have been at the RV Park.   We hope you all enjoy many happy years at KGC!

CRAFT GROUP:   Crafts will be suspended until the Fall.  In October we will do Swedish weaving.  Those of you with good patterns for placemats or table runners, please contact Barb Tompkins at 480-9294.  
A big thank you to all who contributed to the Craft Table at the Fair, to those who worked behind the table, and to those who bought our crafts.  Special thanks to Linda Varty and Judy Auerbach who coordinate the Craft Table.         --- Barb Tompkins

GUIDE DOGS:   We were very pleased to have representatives with Southeastern Guide Dogs in attendance during the "Fair".  Donations totaled $155.  This amount will go towards our "Goal" to raise funds to "Name a Puppy" by KGC.  Three ways to help Support SEGDI - donation of Dollars, donation of Expendable Items and donation of Time, by volunteering to help at the kennels with the puppies and walk the dogs.  Check out the website: www.guidedogs.org   Pick up literature at Bulletin Board - or - see me with your questions.                  --- Nip Barker

2003 SPORTS AWARD DINNER:   123 people attended this event last Wednesday evening.  Dinner was delicious - Chicken Cordon Bleu - and after dinner Awards Presentation followed.  Awards were given to participants in Shuffleboard, Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Tennis, Regatta and Bowling.  The party was hosted by the Bowlers this year.  Don Fisher was Chairperson and M.C. for the evening.  Many, many people worked hard to help make this party successful and our THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

BOWLING:   Congratulations to 1st Place Team:  Bobcats - George Ray, Sandy Titus, Rex Ingerick, and Anne Fisher.  2nd Place Team:  Sharks - Ernie Morawa, Jane Haggerty, Cheryl Patricca, and George Reardon.  April 2 will be final week of bowling for $$$.  Singles - total pins including handicap.  End of season.  A big thank you to all the bowlers for their help on the Sports Award Dinner.  

SHUFFLEBOARD will start on November 10, 2003.  Anyone who wishes to play must sign up for the 2003-2004 season.  Full-time players must be available for play on November 10, 2003.                 --- Tom Patricca

NEW KGC PHONEBOOKS are being printed and will soon be given to owners who have verified and signed their Resident Profile Form.   Thanks to Wren McMains, you longer need to rewrite all your information on this form each year.  The forms are preprinted with information currently on file in the Office.  The dates and times to come up to the Clubhouse will appear on Channel 33.  For those who have not already verified their new Resident Profile Form, please bring:

Directories will be available for $2 to renters and owners who want an extra copy.               --- Sandy McIntyre

LAUREL NOKOMIS SCHOOL:    If you're interested in volunteering at the Laurel Nokomis School  in the Fall (or in April and May), now is the time to go to the school to register as a volunteer.    Volunteers are needed as reading tutors (Reading Pals), math tutors, and for various non-tutoring activities such as helping with Field Day, the Fun Run, or the Book Fair.  Call Sandy McIntyre, 480-9503 for further information.

THOUGHTS:   Events are beginning to "wind down" at the Club.  Where has this year gone?  But, for the Snowbirds, there are still activities to enjoy, events taking place, and wonderful weather so you can enjoy the swimming pool.  And, finally, make a new friend or two before you leave for the summer.  We have many new residents who want to become acquainted with others.  You full-time residents can do all of the above all year.  In short, enjoy every minute you are at KGC!

--- SJB


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