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Vol. XVI, No. 23 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 14, 2003

THANK YOU: I would like to thank everyone for the cards and condolences given to me. Also, I am so grateful to the ladies who volunteered at the Memorial Sunday for Gene with their time and food. Thanks to Father Steve also. Again it reminds us of how lucky we are to be living here at Kings Gate among caring people.     ---Joann Euvrard.

LUCKY, LUCKY: Howard Darbee, 286 Avenue of Queens, fell at home in Michigan and fractured his hip. He came through surgery fine. Cards may be sent to him at this address: 686 Advance Road, North, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Howard Johnson, 75 King Arthur Drive, who passed away Sunday, June 8th. Services will be held Saturday from 11am to l pm at the Farley Funeral Home.

SOLO CLUB MEETING: Solos will meet at Buddy's Restaurant, Pinebrook Plaza, 822 Pinebrook Road, Venice. (1 mile east of U.S. 41 on Venice Ave.) The date is June 26th at 5:30 pm; order from menu. You may pay with cash or local check. We will be entertained by Patti Highland singing a lot of Patsy Cline hit songs. For a fun evening, please sign up and bring a Solo friend. This is a good time to meet and learn other's names, so please wear your name tag. Any questions, or need a ride, call me, Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

State agency sells our personal data:
        It may be difficult for many to believe that our state legislators have passed a law, presumably signed by the governor, permitting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to sell and distribute the personal information from our driver's license records (date of birth, Social Security number, address, phone number, medical disabilities, etc.). The law also requires the department to give individuals the opportunity to block this information from being sold (Driver Privacy Protection Act); but it is each individual's responsibility to notify the department in order to get it blocked. The department doesn't seem to be making any volunteer efforts to get this information out to the people.
        Fortunately, I received a copy of an e-mail message advising me and others of this law; and I have taken the necessary action to block this information from being sold by the department in the case of my wife and myself. I want to pass this on to as many people as I possibly can, because I am confident that most people do NOT want their personal information being sold to outside sources by an agency of our state government.
        Possessors of a Florida driver's license or ID card should access the department's web site, which is On the home page of the web site, click on "Driver License Check." This will permit a person to enter a license number to check its validity; and then to block personal information from being distributed to other sources. Just follow the instructions. It is very simple and will take only a short time to complete. This must be done for each individual license holder desiring to block the information.
        For those without a computer, forms are available in the Driver's License office in the Kash & Karry shopping center on Jacaranda Boulevard.

KGC TRAVEL: The best laid plans --- well, the November cruise has been cancelled. We don't believe we can sell two cruises --- but a January or February cruise is still in the works. We will call this an Anniversary Cruise (Jackie and Nip Barker's 50th ) and everyone that books the cruise will have their anniversary recognized at our shipboard cocktail party. Details still to be worked out. Please join us. For your independent travel plans, visit our website --- and click on VIP link for a schedule of their Escorted Cruises and Tours and newsletter. Click on Happy Heart Tours link for a schedule of current day and multi-day events. We will arrange a mailing of the Travel Newsletter with other Roundtable schedules in September. We are still looking for a willing person(s) to be the future Travel Coordinator(s). Interested?? See Nip.

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