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Vol. XVI, No. 31 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 9, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
No Line Dancing
8:30A Water Ex.
No Line Dancing
12:00 “Angels”       Ladies Lunch
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting

HEALTHLINE:   An e-mail from Blanche Madden in Indiana:   A few Kings Gaters visited with Janet Lewis in Indiana last week. She is using a portable oxygen tank and will probably have surgery. It would be nice if we'd send her some Cheer-Up cards as she goes through all the testing.
An e-mail from Betty and Tom Dowling:  Tom is doing well after hip repair surgery on July 23rd.  He is up and walking with a cane and able to walk down the street two times a day.  He can't wait until its time to return to KGC and go to the pool and hot tub!  Thanks for all the calls and e-mails.

--- Eleanor Gregory, 484-4592

FORMER RESIDENTS NEWS:   Harry Seitz, formerly of 37 King Arthur Dr., was hospitalized for the month of June due to lung cancer.  He's out of the hospital now and would appreciate hearing from King's Gate Club friends.  His address is:   c/o Van Mall Retirement Community, 7808 N.E. 51st St., Apt. A-140, Vancouver, WA 98662, phone 360-604-6020.

--- Jeannette Rylands

LADIES LUNCHEON:   Join the King's Gate Club ladies for lunch on Thursday, August 14, at 12:00 at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant at Sarasota Square Mall (near Dillards on the Sears side).  The theme of the luncheon is "Angels."  Please wear something depicting "angels".  There will be prizes for the smallest, largest, prettiest, etc.  Please sign up on the bulletin board by Tuesday, August 12.

--- Judy Leight, 484-0162, Joann Lemonds, 484-7692, Lorraine Letting, 484-4393

KING'S GATE CLUB SOLO CLUB MEETING at the Oyster Bar, 7250 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM.  Order from the menu.  Special price on drinks.  Extra menus on the counter at Clubhouse.  This is a good time to meet and learn others' names.  Bring a Solo friend.  Please wear your name tag.  Any questions or need a ride, call me.                --- Dick Bartlett, 485-1039

NOT SO LONG AGO AT KING'S GATE CLUB:       *** 1980 ***
Club members approved an assessment of fifty dollars to purchase a truck and a tractor to mow the unimproved lots.  (Members here in 1980 you may remember who were in the News:  Jim and Carol Veverka, Ada Alakna, Verlin and Marion Treend, Dan Manley, Thurman and Margaret Sorrell, Howard Darbee, Ann Hafferkamp, and Ed Capua)  Two hundred club members bought out the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre to see "Sweet Charity."  A solar heating system to heat the pool to be placed on the roof of the Clubhouse was approved for next year.  Garbage stickers will come with your monthly bills at the first monthly Saturday coffee.  (Garbage was collected at the curb of each home and a sticker had to be placed on each container or the county would not pick it up.  The club purchased the stickers in bulk.)  In 1980 memberships were still available for $9,900 and homes could be ordered for $32,900.  Monthly fees were $75.  Several members reported that "outsiders" were using our pool and requested that members and their guests wear wristbands while using the pool area.  The bands were furnished by the Office.  Club members patrolled the pool to keep it "CLEAN."  This lasted for one season and a majority of members refused to wear them and it was stopped.

THE WIZARD OF ID (by Brant Parker):   This is for our Men's Golf Chairman, Father Steve McCarren.

Wizard of Id comic

For non-golfers, here's Merriam-Webster OnLine Dictionary's definition of "mulligan"   --  a free shot sometimes given a golfer in informal play when the previous shot was poorly played.  A great dictionary and thesaurus is available at:

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