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Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
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Vol. XVI, No. 41 King's Gate Club - A 55+ Community, Nokomis, Florida October 18, 2003

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
         Billiards
         Practice
20
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
         Duplicate
7:00P Cribbage
21
9:00A Line
         Dancing
12:00 Ceramics
12:00 Bowling
7:00P Bingo
22
8:30A Water Ex.

1:00-3:00P
         Flu Shots
23
8:30A Michigan         Breakfast
9:00A Line
         Dancing
         Beginners
4:00P Jetty Picnic 7:00P Dominos
24
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
25
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
7:00P Welcome         Coffee


CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere sympathy to Ed Carpenter and to Ron and Mary Carpenter on the recent death of Ed's wife (Ron's mother) in Michigan.  Ed is living with Ron and Mary at 202 Squire Court.
Our sincere sympathy to Carol and Jim Veverka, 122 Camelot Dr., on the recent, unexpected death of Carol's son from a heart attack in Oregon.  Cards may be sent to the Veverka's northern address:  PO Box 473, Powers Lake, WI  53159.           --- Blanche Madden

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Doris Roslund, a fine woman loved by many of us here, passed away in Pennsylvania on Oct. 8th.  She was the widow of Cliff; they moved north last year.  Cards for the family may be sent to:  David Roslund, 611 Meadow Lane, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411.

THANKS:   I would like to thank all my King's Gate friends for all their kind and thoughtful concerns and prayers during my illness.  I am so grateful to have such caring friends and neighbors.                       --- Judy Spears

BOWLING:   League bowling starts Tuesday, October 21, at AMF Bowling Center.  Warm-up time is for 10 minutes at 12:00 PM, and you must be ready for league play at 12:15 PM.  If you are on a team and cannot bowl, please call Don Fisher at 485-0770.  All substitutes can bowl every week.

FLU SHOTS:   Wednesday, October 22 is shot day - 1:00 to 3:00 PM.   Remember to bring your Medicare card; or if you are non-Medicare or HMO, bring payment of $20 for a flu shot and $25 for a pneumonia shot.          ---  Eleanor Gregory

MICHIGAN BREAKFAST:   All of you Michigan people please come and join us for a Michigan Breakfast at Anita's (used to be Sand Dollar) on Oct. 23 at 8:30 AM.  Order from the menu.  There will be separate checks so bring small bills if possible.  Any questions, call Loretta Brian at 488-0664 or Marion Gladkowski at 483-1848.

JETTY PICNIC:   October 23….Social Hour 4-5 PM, Dine at 5 PM.  Everyone welcome to come to the Jetty Picnic at the North Jetty Pavilion on Casey Key.  Everybody is to bring a dish to share that will feed about 10 people.  Newcomers remember to bring beverage, plate and silverware, and snacks for social hour.   About 50 people attended the first picnic of the season on October 9th.  Visit the online Newsletter to view a few photos of the crowd.          --- Claire Becker and Gloria Carey

WELCOME COFFEE:   October 25, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse.  This will be the first big social event of the fall!    New owners (since November 2002) in residence will be introduced and honored.  We will also be welcoming all King's Gaters back.  The Welcome Committee and others will be providing and assisting with this event.      Y'all come!                    --- Gigi Conway

SOLO CLUB:   King's Gate Solo Club meeting on Thursday, October 30, 5:30 PM at the Oyster Bar, 7250 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Order from the menu and special prices on the drinks.  This is the last Solo get together this year, so sign up and bring a Solo friend.  Please wear your name tag.  Any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.  Extra menus are on the counter.

HORSE RACE PIZZA PARTY - NOVEMBER 8th:  It's racing time again.  Tickets will go on sale October 18th.  We have to keep the number of tickets sold to 160 so get your tickets early.  Be sure to save up your quarters.  The bookies are ready, the horses are ready, hope to see you all there.  Tickets are $5.00 this year.  The pizza will be from Buddy's.                   --- Shirley and Bob Froehlich

DOMINOS:   Fourteen enthusiastic domino players kicked off this new activity for King's Gate Club on Thursday evening.  Many players were former residents of the KG RV Park where dominos are very popular.   Several who attended had never played before, but quickly learned how easy it is to play.  Come join us next week at 7:00 PM on Thursday night.  It's not required to sign up in advance.  If you have any questions, call Barb Amatrudo at 484-0465.

PINOCHLE:   Thanks to all who kept the Pinochle group together through the summer.  The fall-winter season resumed on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at 7 pm, and all pinochle players are invited to sign up on the sheet in the Clubhouse to assure everyone of a partner.                  --- Eleanor Barth

KGC TRAVEL:   There seems to be some confusion on the announced "KGC TRAVEL Christmas Party" on Monday, December 1st at 6:30pm.  VIP World Travel and Holland America Cruise Lines are sponsoring this party in appreciation for our doing business with them for many years.   The party is "FREE" to "ALL RESIDENTS" with NO obligation to travel or having traveled before.  Literature will be available, and you may wish to talk with the agents about your future travel plans.  We will have, for your enjoyment, hot hors d'oeuvres, various snacks, dips, punch, and wine.   "FREE DOOR PRIZE"  tickets are available from "Nip" at Saturday morning Coffee.
Deadline is 11/15 to purchase tickets for Broadway Palm Dinner Theater show, "White Christmas Revue" on November 30th matinee.  Solos - get together and make this your Holiday event.  Tickets are $52 each and include, bus, lunch, show, tax, and tip (one bus for 50 people).                    --- Nip - 485-9308 and  Mary Lou - 484-6807

GUIDE DOGS:   There will be an Open House at the SEGDI facility in Palmetto from 10:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday, November 9th.  There will be tours of the facility, guide dog demonstrations, refreshments, a silent auction and fun for all.
Anyone interested in the Guide Dog program is welcome.  KGC will attempt to raise funds by March 2004 to sponsor and "Name a Puppy".  We need your help in picking a "Name" for our sponsorship.  So start thinking of different names and in a few weeks we will ask you to submit your names.  Mark your calendar for November 9th.  Maps to the facility in Palmetto will be available.                   --- Nip Barker, 485-9308

YARD WASTE PICK UP SERVICE:   Please don't risk injury to KGC Staff.  Cut limbs and brush to a manageable size!  Please do not set out containers weighing more than 40 lbs.  Our employees have been instructed to leave these items so they don't injure themselves!                    --- Mike, Mgr.

THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING:   I appreciate the help Vince Caudy gave KGC employees, Bob Mains and Khammay last week.  They re-striped the parking areas and the stop bars on the roads.  (You can view photos of this work in process in today's online Newsletter.)                     --- Mike, Mgr

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE……1985
The election of the first Board of Directors of the King's Gate Club will be held on November 14, 1986, so that the new Board will have time to compile and approve the rules and regulations for the take over of the operation and transfer of control on January 12, 1987.  Twenty-five King's Gate members were on the ballot for the election of the nine-member board.  Elected were George McIntyre, Jon Svok, Elinor Borger, Donald Jensen, Eric Hazeldine, Don Moriarty, June Schramm, John Soroka, and Klee Fitze.  George McIntyre was elected by the Board to serve as the first President.  The new Board worked at least four hours each weekday holding hearings on the proposed bylaws with much opposition to some of the wording of the bylaws.  More than 400 members were present, and the Articles of Incorporation, Club Bylaws, and Club Rules and Regulations were overwhelmingly approved by the membership.  The transfer of ownership from the developers to the residents of King's Gate Club was approved and signed by the President of the Board.  The subject of the eight+ acres at the northeast corner of the Club came up since it was never part of the Club property.  The developers offered to sell this to the Club for $54,000 and were turned down because the new Board knew that the property was land locked.  The King's Gate Board asked for a five-minute recess and decided to offer $15,000 for the acreage; and after some debate, it was accepted.  Our destiny was now in our own hands.                   --- Don Moriarty


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