Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News You can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that you better know something.

Vol. XVI, No. 39 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 4, 2003

WEEKLY CALENDAR:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
         Billiards
         Practice
6
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
         Duplicate
7:00P Cribbage
7
9:00A Line
         Dancing
12:00 Ceramics

    NO BINGO
8
8:30A Water Ex.
9:00A RT
     Exec Com
9
9:00A Line
         Dancing
         Beginners
4:00P Jetty
         Picnic
10
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
11
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting

HEALTHLINE:   Rae Burmaster is steadily improving and thanks all for the cards and prayers you've sent . . . . . There is a letter on the bulletin board from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nokomis, thanking us for the memorial gift we sent in honor of Eleanor Norman.           --- Blanche Madden

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   We were informed this week that long-time resident Leonard Griffore passed away on September 29 after a long illness.  He was 86 years old and lived here for 20 years.  His daughter told us that he and his wife, Irene, said their years in King's Gate were the most enjoyable of their lives.  Send cards to the family to:   Carol Mone, 610 Falling Oaks, Medina, OH, 44256.           --- Blanche Madden

BLOOD PRESSURE will be taken this morning from 8:00 to 9:00 in the Video Room.  Retired King's Gate Club nurses will be taking your pressure.  Eleanor Barth is Chairman.

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

FIRST JETTY PICNIC FOR THE SEASON:   October 9, 2003….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 to enjoy and meet new King's Gate arrivals.  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.                 --- 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

NEW OWNERS:   We welcome the following new owners who have purchased homes during the last few months:

We hope you all enjoy many happy years at KGC!

NEWSLETTER CHANGE:   Please put articles for the Newsletter on my clip at 37 King Arthur Dr. by Thursday morning.  You may also e-mail articles to sandymac@comcast.net.  Thanks to Art Carlson for publishing the Newsletter last week while we were away.            --- Sandy McIntyre

E-MAIL NEWS:   Last Sunday, September 28th, Bob and I drove to Dover, Ohio, to join in the 90th birthday celebration for Doris Darbee.  Doris has a great family, and it was so nice for her family and friends to honour her on such a SPECIAL DAY.  Doris and Howard enjoyed every minute of it all.  Doris was her usually bubbly self, and it was so nice to get to see her and Howard again.  They invited us out to their new residence on Monday morning, and Doris gave us a tour of the facilities there at the Town and Country Retirement Home in Dover.  They are all settled in and happy, thanks to their children.  They will miss King's Gate, and we will miss seeing them too, but they look forward to being near Doris' family, I'm sure.  Howard is progressing with his therapy and hopes to be walking more each day.  They both look great.

--- Margaret Goff

WHAT'S NEW?   We've started a new "Where Are They Now?" page on www.kgc.cc with current addresses of our friends who have moved away.  Please eMail any other addresses you have to webmaster@kgc.cc or drop them by the KGC Office.  The page will be under "Members Only" (as soon as Wren adds a link) so you need the password to access it.  Check it out at http://www.kgc.cc/members/only/wherenow.htm; it even includes eMail notes from some of our old friends.

--- Wren McMains

PIANO ACCOMPANIST NEEDED FOR CHORALIERS:   Ellie DeWalt is the Chairperson for the King's Gate Club Choraliers.    She will arrive back in King's Gate in early December and would like to start rehearsals with the Choraliers the first week in January.  Please e-mail Ellie at gldewalt@earthlink.net or write or call her at her northern home in the KGC Phone Directory to volunteer to play the piano for the Choraliers.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE……1985
All hats were off to Don Purkey for the fourth annual hog roast and his helpers who were Don Toland, Red Treend, Jim Ververka, Doc Avery, and Ed Capua (dispenser of Angie's secret sauce which the roasters sampled all night long as they toiled over the hot spits).   Bonnie Purkey, Pauline Mackas, Lois Hill and Ruth Hazeldine handled the luau decorations and serving, and Don Moriarty engaged the Sarasota High School Admiral Stage Band with their Big Band Sound after the dinner.    New King's Gate Club members in 1985 were:   Victor and Betty Kundrot, Austin and Margaret Zepp, Mel and Irene Ranns, Tom and Lois Robinson, George and Verna Tingo, Edward and Alice Higgins, John and Marjorie Hamilton, Arthur and Dorothy Carlson, Ben and Lorraine Quirion, and Jim and Barbara Tatge.  Many will remember Lefty Francis who took charge of the Pancake Breakfasts in 1985 and his announcements on Saturday mornings which were always in the form of "stand up" comedy and might last 10 minutes or more but no one cared.  He ran a bar in St. Paul for many years and his stories came from the heart.                    --- Don Moriarty

GO FIGURE      by J. C. Duffy
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Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Vol. XVI, No. 40 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 11, 2003

WEEKLY CALENDAR:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
         Billiards
         Practice
13
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
         Duplicate
7:00P Cribbage
14
9:00A Line
         Dancing
12:00 Ceramics

    NO BINGO
15
8:30A Water Ex.
16
9:00A Line
         Dancing
         Beginners
7:00P Dominos
NEW Come try it!
17
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
18
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting

HEALTHLINE:   As I told you last week, the process for reporting health problems is for you to be sure that the person who is ill approves of the news being announced, and then for you to let me know by phone call (480-1514) or email (blanche@kgc.cc).  There are two new thank you cards on the bulletin board. One is from Virginia & Bruce Collins in Canada, in which Virginia said, "it helps to ease the pain to know so many people care". The other is from Howard & Doris Darbee in Ohio. Howard has been in bed and in a wheelchair for four months, and is now beginning to walk a bit.

--- Blanche Madden

THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!   The gates are now operational.  The Keypad, Telephone, and Card Reader are now on a single pedestal.  The system has been completely rewired.  The electrical circuit has been isolated from the fountain and landscape lighting.  King's Gate Club is grateful to the volunteers that made this happen so efficiently:  George Ray, Mike McDonald, and Dick Lyford.  All of this work would have cost more than $3,000.        --- Mike, Manager

KGC TRAVEL:   The Travel Desk is open on Saturday mornings.  Otherwise contact Nip or Mary Lou.  You have all received the operating schedule for Travel from current through April 2004. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater tickets are limited as we have only reserved one bus (50) for all three shows.  Deadlines are two weeks before the event.  "White Christmas" deadline is November 15.  Use it or lose it, must have min of 40.   "FREE - FREE - FREE" Christmas Party for ALL residents sponsored by Holland-American Cruise Lines and VIP World Travel.  Get your free ticket to use for Door Prize drawing.  "Veendam" cruise, January 10 is Sold Out and wait-listed.  The literature "roundie" is current with active flyers.  The "Notebooks" have been updated.  Please DO NOT wait to participate.  The event may have to be cancelled OR you may be shut out.  Book ALL Happy Heart Tours with KGC Travel.

Thanks,      --- Nip 485-9308 and Mary Lou 484-6807

GUIDE DOGS:   Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. in Palmetto has a program that will accept funds from organizations such as KGC to "Name a Puppy."   We currently have prior dollar donations and the Round Table Charity Committee has approved $400 for distribution towards this event.  The BIG fund raising event for SEGDI is March 13, 2004 with their "Walk-a-Thon."  Nip is going to walk for KGC and any other volunteers are welcome.  Raffle tickets will be sold and will go towards our project to "Name a Puppy."  More next week to outline this program.           --- Nip Barker

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.

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:  October 22 is shot day.  If you haven't signed up as yet, please do so.  Please do not sign up if you already have.  I do not leave the sign-up sheets up once they are filled.                  Thank you,   Eleanor Gregory

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.

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

VOLUNTEER AT THE LAUREL NOKOMIS SCHOOL:   Do you think you would enjoy helping children and teachers at our local school (Kindergarten - 8th Grade)?  Why not give it a try!   Various assignments are available.  It's necessary to go to the school to register and wait to be approved before beginning your volunteer assignment.  Seasonal as well as full-time residents will be appreciated to help students with math or reading and for various non-tutoring activities.   Call Sandy McIntyre, 480-9503, for more information.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE……1985
- Ruth and Klee Fitz and helpers Cele and Walt Ball announced that 280 Club members had traveled with the Travel Club during the first four months of the season to dinner theaters, sports events, Sea World, Disney World, Sea Escape, St. Augustine, Cypress Gardens, Ireland, and the Alps.
- By April the Transition Committee was finalizing plans for the take over of the park by members in 1987.  Makeup of the Board of Directors and terms were finalized.
- The first Sports Banquet was held on April 17th with a great, catered dinner by Emmy's with organ music during dinner.  A contract was let to install new insulation in the ceiling of the Clubhouse.  Two six-foot alligators were removed by the trapper from the lake, but Big Ben, our eight-footer, escaped.  
- An unknown author submitted this:  Lord, you know better than I know myself that I am growing older and may some day be very old.  Keep me from getting talkative, and particularly, from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject.  Release me from craving to try to straighten out everybody's affairs.  Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy.  With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use all of it; but you know Lord that I want a few friends left at the end.  Keep my mind free of the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.  Seal my lips on my aches and pains.  They are increasing and my love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.  Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that even I may be mistaken.        --- Don Moriarty
(PS:  Two couples who are still here at KGC who moved in during 1985 were omitted from last week's article - Bob and Vivian Wahrer #198 and Dorothy and Jack Pysher #221.)



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Everyone who passes through my door brings happiness.
Some by entering -
Some by leaving.

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



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

Vol. XVI, No. 42 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 25, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
26
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
         Billiards
         Practice
Did you remember to change your clocks?
27
9:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
         Duplicate
1:00P Book Club
7:00P Cribbage
28
9:00A Line
         Dancing
12:00 Ceramics
12:00 Bowling
7:00P Bingo
 
29
9:30A Water Ex.
 
30
9:00A Line
         Dancing
         Beginners
5:30P Solos
7:00P Dominos
 
31
9:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
1
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
6:30P
       Halloween
       Dance
 

HEALTHLINE:   Both Betty Ulbricht and Blanche Madden had hip replacement surgery this week.  Ellie Lambiotte, 486-1749, will be handling Healthline until Blanche recuperates.  

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere sympathy to Terry Love, 97 King Arthur Dr., on the death of her husband, Tom, who passed away on Tuesday, October 21.  Terry and Tom have lived in King's Gate Club since 1990, and for several years commuted here from British Columbia, Canada.  Tom was a shuffleboard player, took many trips with King's Gate Club Travel, and enjoyed playing bridge.  Cards may be sent to Terry at her northern address in the KGC Telephone Directory.

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Mary Hattman (long-time former resident at 298 Ave. of Dukes) passed away Sunday, October 19, in New Jersey.  Cards may be sent to Charles and Harry Hattman (sons), 9 Stephen Dr., Ocean City, NJ  08230.

WELCOME COFFEE:   TONIGHT at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse.  Come meet and mingle with new  owners as well as returning friends and neighbors.   Please wear your name tag.

BOOK CLUB:   On Monday, October 27, at 1:00 PM, we will meet in the Billiards Room for an open discussion of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.   You're welcome to come even if you haven't read the book.  Listening to the discussion may inspire you to read the book.

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.

HALLOWEEN  DANCE on Saturday, November 1st........Doors open at 6:30pm.......Dance at 7:15 pm.....Music by Jay Smith.      Come in Costume or not............There will be Prizes….BYOB.…..Ice, punch, and set ups will be provided.   Bring finger food to share...........Tickets - $4.00 each (tax incl.) will be on sale 10/25 and 11/1.

--- George and Patty Ray   and   Wayne and Lucille Anderson

BLOODMOBILE:   Sign up in the Clubhouse to donate blood on November 6th.         --- Bob Johnson

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

THANKSGIVING DINNER:   Tickets now on sale for $7.00 each for turkey and trimmings.  Need volunteers for decorators, table hosts, kitchen and cleanup help.  Call Ernie and Judy Auerbach, 488-0968, 49 King Arthur.

8 ACRES:   Thursday I received a call from the County indicating that they had completed their appraisal of our 8 acres.  Because this is an on-going negotiation, it is in the Club's best interest that there be little or no public discussion until the negotiations are further along.  Within the next couple of weeks, our committee will again meet with them.  We'll keep you advised.  Remember loose lips sink ships (or in this case undermine our negotiating position).         --- Wren McMains for the BoD

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.   Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  

Please review literature on bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308.

MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE:   Play begins on Wednesday, November 5th.  Same three courses at the Rotonda.  Same prices as last year.  Same tee time - 11:00 AM.  More details later.           --- Father Steve

SHUFFLEBOARD SCHEDULE:   The 2003-2004 Shuffleboard season starts Monday, November 10, at 9:30 AM.  Team captains will deliver the schedule prior to the first day of play.  The Shuffleboard chairpersons are Tom Patricca, Ralph Garver, Sandy Garver, and Rich Davis.

SUBS NEED FOR LADIES BILLIARDS:   We need more subs for league play for Ladies Billiards.  The sign up sheet is on the back bulletin board in the Clubhouse.  Our tentative start date is November 3rd.  We practice every Sunday evening at 7:00 PM.  It is a good idea to come to practice to get used to the new rules before league play begins.           --- Inez Mercer

PROPANE TANKS, BATTERIES, & WASTE OIL will not be accepted at the KGC Maintenance area anymore.  Residents are directed to Ferrell Gas, 509 Laurel Road, where discarded Propane tanks will be accepted.  On Jackson Road off Venice Avenue, there is a Recycle Center that will accept residential drop-offs on TUES, THURS & 2nd & 4th SAT between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  The old Bee Ridge Road Landfill also will accept residential hazardous waste on WED, THURS, FRI, SAT from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The hazardous nature of these wastes prevents us from storing them onsite beyond Nov. 1, 2003.  You will need to discard your own hazardous waste (legally) from now on.  Sarasota County Hazardous Waste Disposal Information:  861-6743.           --- Mike Mooney, Manager

BOWLING:   Welcome back all bowlers.
 
Congratulations to:
Bowler
High Series
Dick Lyford
544
Lou Herbert
507
Judy Skowron
460
Cheryl Patricca
454
Jane Bonyai
452

WATCH WHAT YOU FLUSH DOWN THOSE TOILETS!   PLEASE do not flush plastic, cloth, or padding materials because even small items cause problems with our sewer system.  We continue to waste your money on needless labor manhours to clear these objects which jam the Lift Station pump motors.  When a pump fails, the motor could be damaged; replacement motors are $900 plus!   Remember…it's your money.          --- Mike Mooney, Manager

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE……1987….. the year we took over the park:
The Homeowners Association will operate as the social organization of the park under the Board of Directors.  The membership elected the first executive committee consisting of Don Ranch, President, replacing Bob Coffin; Don King, Vice President, replacing Don Moriarty; Tom McMahon replacing Lenore Clark; Art Carlson replacing Cele Ball as Secretary; Thyra Simpson replacing Don Jensen as Treasurer; Brenda Coffin and John Bas replacing Howard Darbee and George McIntyre as members.
The 1987 directory of members was prepared by Marge Hufford.  Art Duhamel and his seven-piece orchestra played for the January dance, and the Ernie Lists band played for the Roses are Red Valentine dance.  The sixth annual Purkey's Porker Party was great as usual and the Sandy Riner Banjo Band put on a great show.  Dick Carlson and his crew are busy building the float for the St. Patrick's Day parade in Venice on March 14, and it won second prize.  Elmer Kuechen is getting ready for the annual bowling tourney at the end of March.  Vic and Lois Hill assures everyone that they will have a great time at the Clyde McCoy Sugar Blues show on April 13 under the direction of Johnny McCoy, Clyde's nephew.  Tickets are $4.  The shuffleboard Champs honored at the Second Sports Banquet for the 1986 and 1987 year were Jim Kelly, Ford Hurlbutt, Eleanor Carlson, Lorraine Moriarty, Helen Scott, and Val Mackas.   The Annual Fair gross income was over $21,000.  A great start for the NEW OWNERS of the King's Gate Club            --- Don Moriarty

UPDATE:  Many of the new residents who will be honored at tonight's Welcome Party are listed in the April 2003 Phone Directory.  The new listings below can be cut out and added to your Directory.

Name
Address
Phone
State
Andrews, Joan 321 Castle Dr. 485-9396
NH
Blow, Jim and Judy 55 King Arthur Dr. 485-6482
MI
Carpenter, Ed 202 Squire Ct. 488-1747
MI
Donovan, Bob and Lyn 331 Camelot Dr. 586-4311 (cell)
MA
Franco, Sal and Ann 114 Castle Dr. 484-9314
MD
Guzinski, Tom and Jeannine 44 King Arthur Dr. TBD
NH
McClure, Marilyn 130 Camelot Dr. 484-0044
FL
Merkin, Josi 85 King Arthur Dr. 488-1390
CT
Olson, LaVern and Marjorie 93 King Arthur Dr. TBD
IL
Schleicher, Richard and Ellen 3 Castle Dr. TBD
WI
Shear, Stu and Eunice 10 Castle Dr. 488-7681
WI
Simmons, Jim and Sue 5 Castle Dr. 486-1055
MI


Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience.

Vol. XVI, No. 43 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 1, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
         Billiards
         Practice
3
9:30A Water Ex.
11:15A Movemt.
         For Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Ladies
   Billiards League
4
9:00A Line
         Dancing
12:30 Ceramics
12:00 Bowling
7:00P Bingo
 
5
8:30A & 10:00A         Ladies Golf
9:30A Water Ex.
11:00A Men's         Golf
11:15A Movemt.         For Health

 
6
8:30 - 11:00A
         Bloodmobile
9:00A Beg. Line
         Dancing
12:30P Crafts
4:00P Jetty Picnic
7:00P Dominos
 
7
7:30A Pancake          Breakfast
9:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
8
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
5:00P Horse
          Race Party
 

HEALTHLINE:   Ada Alakna, 321 Castle Drive, fell Monday and broke her hip.  She had surgery on Tuesday.  Her caretaker, Joan Andrews, says she is in good spirits and doing well.  Cards may be sent to Bon Secours Hospital in Venice.  
Fred Bethke, 218 Princess Avenue, is in the hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, suffering severe abdominal pain.  He's undergoing tests.   Fred, we all hope you'll feel better very soon and hurry back to King's Gate.
                                                          --- Ellie Lambiotte, 486-1749

CONDOLENCES:
Our sincere sympathy to Tom Robinson, 166 Duchess Avenue, on the death of his wife, Lois, on Oct. 24th in New Jersey.   The Robinsons have been King's Gate Club residents since 1984.  Lois participated in many Club activities over the years:  chairing several Ladies Style Show Luncheons, crafts, working at the Annual Fair, Bingo, and Choraliers.  She was also active in her church choir.  She will be missed by her friends here at King's Gate.  Cards may be sent to Tom at the northern address in the KGC Telephone Directory.

Our sincere sympathy to Dick and Marcia Nolin, 80 King Arthur Dr., on the death of their 47-year-old son, Mark, who passed away on Oct. 26th at his home in Hudson Falls, New York, following a courageous battle with cancer.   Dick and Marcia will be returning to King's Gate in mid-November.  If you wish to send them a sympathy or mass card, please put it in the special box located on their bench instead of mailing it to New York.

FITNESS CLASS:   A fitness instruction class will be held on Nov. 6th and Nov. 7th at 10:00 AM.  Sign up for either class in the Fitness Center.  Limit is five people per class, or you may phone Marion Gladkowski to schedule another time.                            --- Dick May

YOGA:   Due to an emergency medical situation, our instructor will NOT be able to start our class on Tues., Nov. 4th.  More details later.  Any questions, call Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

BLOODMOBILE:   Please sign up TODAY to donate blood on Thurs., Nov. 6th.         --- Bob Johnson

PHONE NUMBER CORRECTION:   Apologies to these new owners for the error last week.        --- Sandy

Simmons, Jim and Sue 5 Castle Dr. 488-3929
MI

LADIES' LUNCHEON AND RE-SALE FASHION  SHOW by Yesterday's Memories at the KGC Clubhouse on Thurs., Nov. 13, at 12:00.  Buffet lunch by Affordable Custom Catering.  Everything furnished.  Lots of door prizes.  Queen to be chosen.  Tickets on sale 10/25/03, 11/01/03, 11/08/03, $10.00 each.  Questions?                              --- Call Joann Lemonds, 484-7692

JETTY PICNIC:   The next Jetty Picnic will be Thurs., Nov. 6th at the North Jetty.  Bring a dish to pass, your beverage, dinner service and come on down to the Jetty.  Gather and social time at 4:00 PM, eat at 5:00 PM .  Hope to see you..                          --- Claire Becker and Gloria  Carey

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   Let's put all those diets away for awhile.  Next Friday, November 7, will be our first pancake breakfast for the season.  All the men on the committee welcome you back and are ready to serve you.  Bring a good appetite and a friend.              --- Bill Barth

HORSE RACE PIZZA PARTY - NOVEMBER 8th:   It's racing time again.  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

THANKSGIVING DINNER:   Tickets now on sale for $7.00 each for turkey and trimmings.  Need volunteer decorators, table hosts, kitchen and cleanup help.    Call Ernie and Judy Auerbach at  488-0968, 49 King Arthur.

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Next week (November 8th) the New Year's Eve Party tickets will go on sale.  They're $25.00 per person with a limit of 160 tickets available.  So plan to get your tickets early.               Thank you,  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE:   Play begins on Wednesday, November 5th.  Same three courses at the Rotonda.  Same prices as last year.  Same tee time - 11:00 AM.          --- Fr. Steve

MEN GOLFERS:   Several men have asked about the possibility of playing only 9 holes of golf instead of 18.  If the idea appeals to you, meet on the patio after Saturday's meeting.      --- Fr. Steve

SHUFFLEBOARD SCHEDULE:   The 2003-2004 Shuffleboard season starts Monday, November 10, at 9:30 AM.  Team captains will deliver the schedule prior to the first day of play.  The Shuffleboard chairpersons are Tom Patricca, Ralph Garver, Sandy Garver, and Rich Davis.

LADIES BILLIARDS:   Women who want to play pool this season (regulars and subs - even if you didn't sign up), please come to the Billiard Room on Mon., Nov. 3, at 7:00 PM.   We will discuss the sub shortage and determine rules for playing "ball in hand" as voted on last spring.   We'll also practice with the new rules Monday night as well as Sunday night at 7:00 PM.             --- Inez Mercer

BOWLING:
Bowler
High Games
High Series
Rod See
214
544
Cheryl Patricca
188
475

LADIES GOLF:   All women interested in playing golf, our leagues will start Wed. Nov. 5th.  To those who are new to King's Gate, we have a par 3 league at Bird Bay which starts at 10:00 Wed. mornings and an informal league at Venice Lakes for those who want to play a longer course which starts at 8:30 on Wednesdays.  There will be a sign up sheet in the back of the Clubhouse for both courses.  Please sign up by 10:00 AM each Tuesday.  Any questions or anyone wanting to carpool, call Barb Tompkins at 480-9294 or Linda Varty at 488-2979.        --- Barb Tompkins

LIBRARY NOTES:   Nora Roberts has become so prolific (Is there more than one of her?) and takes up so much space on the regular shelves, we have moved her books to the Romance section - top shelf.  We are beginning a nice collection of book tapes.  They are located under the large-print books.  And lots of paperbacks, too…enjoy!        --- Lois Gaines, Marge Hamilton, and Ann Kellum

KGC ROUND TABLE SHOWS 2003-04:

Admission Cost for each show $6.00 + $.50 tax = $6.50.
Season Ticket for 6 shows (non-transferable) advance sale $25.00 + $2.50 tax = $27.50
You won't want to miss any of these performances so get a season ticket and get one performance free!  Tickets will be on sale beginning this Saturday, November 1.
                            --- Entertainment Committee:  Dave Westbrook, Hank Ouellette, Vic Griseto

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater" in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel            --- Nip Barker

GUIDE DOGS:   "Open House" at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Sunday, Nov 9, 2003 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Limited food items available.  This is a Round Table charity. Get a carload and visit with this opportunity to see the Dogs in action and the complete facility. There is literature with map at Bulletin Board.  

ORCHID SALE:   Donation of 25% of proceeds go to Guide Dogs.  Have made divisions and repotted all of our orchids.   Carport Sale at 217 Camelot after meeting on November 1st.  Have about 20.            --- Nip Barker

CRAFTS GROUP:   All ladies interested in Swedish weaving please bring a skein of yarn and ten dollars to cover the cost of the material and needles.  Those who have already done Swedish weaving, please drop by and give us beginners a hand.  We will meet in the Ceramics room at 12:30 Thursday November 6.            --- Barb Tompkins

THANKS to Dick Lyford and everyone on the Recycling Crew for the $151.16 contributed to the Round Table treasury from the aluminum they hauled away.   Good job, guys!

SEWER SYSTEM UPDATE:   Please don't throw moist wipes into your toilet.  They don't dissolve!  That's what is clogging our pumps!!   Please put them in a plastic bag or other container and throw them in the trash dumpster.            --- Mike Mooney, Manager

SUMMER WELCOME COMMITTEE:   Many thanks to the Summer Welcome Committee (April 15 - November 1).  They were:  Ann Kellum, Marion Gladkowski, Ruth Ingerick, Ruth & Don Paulson, Pat Sellner, Sandy McIntyre, Jean Oakley, and Betty Hamilton.  It was a busy season and a pleasure to greet and meet so many owners and guests.            --- Gigi Conway

WELCOME COFFEE:   It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Welcome Coffee last Saturday evening.  There were 160 of you here!  Many thanks to the Committee of:  Sandy McIntyre, Vince Caudy, Gloria Whisonant, Ellie Lambiotte, Judy Leight, Pat Sellner, Loretta Brian, Mary Carpenter, Barb Amatrudo, Ann Kellum, Charlotte Stears, Helen Tebbets, and Wayne Anderson.  (Hope I did not forget anyone.)  Our many KGC bakers supplied us with such a varied, delicious, abundance of desserts.  Thanks to all of you as well.  Hope it was enjoyable for all.            --- Gigi Conway

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Herb Tiel, formerly of 42 King Arthur Dr., passed away October 21st in Ludington, Michigan.  Herb's wife, Dorothy, passed away January 14, 2003.  Herb is survived by three sons: Jimmy, Chris, and Bob.  Cards may be sent to the Family of Herbert Tiel, % James Tiel, 109 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI  49431.   

ROUND TABLE BUSINESS:   A motion to fund a 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in February 2005 for an amount up to $15,000 was approved by the Round Table Executive Committee and must now be voted upon by owners.  If you did not pick up your ballot envelope this morning, you will be receiving it in the mail.  You have 21 days to cast your vote.  The motion:   The King's Gate Club Round Table agrees to fund a Silver Anniversary Celebration of King's Gate Club.  The Celebration will be held in February of 2005.  All current and past surviving members of King's Gate Club will be invited.  The Celebration will include a social hour, dinner, and dance.  A committee of six people will be appointed to plan and carry out the Celebration.  The Round Table will fund the Celebration in the amount of up to $15,000.

FLAG DISPOSAL COLLECTION BOX:   Vince Caudy, Veteran's Club Chairperson, alias "Our Flag Man" has contributed to King's Gate Club a refurbished US Postal Collection Box.  This box is located at the East entrance walkway near the newspaper stands.  Having obtained this box through the Nokomis Post Office and following the guidelines, it is now available to all residents.  Please bring all your old, worn, tattered and faded flags for proper disposal.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE……1987
A tragedy averted:   On June 23 a three-year old girl almost lost her life in our swimming pool.  An alert young man, also a visitor, noticed her under water, pulled her out, gave her CPR, and had her revived by the time the paramedics arrived.  We must all remember our pool is not made for small children and we must look out for small guests at all times.  In March 1987, Thurman Sorrell wrote to Board President George McIntyre:   On one of our trips to the King's Gate R.V. Park, we discovered a bridge from Kings Way to a parcel of very low ground that was covered with palmettos.  It was under brush and appeared to be useless land.  I told Maggie I thought we had serious problems.  Our developer Lynn Morey has built the "Brooklyn Bridge" leading to no-man's land.  We purchased a lot anyway.  When KGC was developed, lots sold for $4,000.  This year (1987) a friend purchased one of these lots for $24,000.  Entertainment for the coming season will be Judy Swares and her great Judy Garland Show, Connie Hanes and her band, and the Déjà Vu Show with Ginger, Bill and Jim Teter.  All three shows $22.50.  The dance committee announced dance music contracts:  Oct., Don Riddell; Nov., Sandy and Any Dee; Jan., Monti Adino; Sandy and Any will repeat in Feb. as will Monti in Mar..  Ron Merritt will be here in Apr.  Tickets are $3.00, BYOB.  Fifty members participated in the Labor Day Picnic golf pitching contest.  George McIntyre and Ellie Borger were declared the winners with runners up Lois Dievendorf and John Soroka.  Lefty Francis was chief cook.  What a great fun place to live.            --- Don Moriarty



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News If we were meant to talk more and listen less, we'd have two mouths and one ear.

Vol. XVI, No. 44 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 8, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
10
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
11
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
3:45P Yoga
7:00P Bingo
Veterans' Day
 
 
12
9:00A RT Exec Comm
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker
7:30P Movie
 
 
13
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
12:00P Thrift Shop Style Show
12:30P Crafts
7:00P Dominos
7:00P Poker
7:00P Billiards (M)
Branson Christmas Show Trip
 
 
14
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
1:00P Veterans Meeting
7:00P Euchre
 
 
15
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
10:00A Christmas Boutique
 
 

The Calendar above was copied from the November Online Calendar available at http://www.kgc.cc./calendar/0311cal.htm. Anne Guba in the KGC Office maintains the Online Calendar. Please notify her of schedule changes so the monthly and weekly calendars reflect what's actually happening.

HEALTHLINE:   Since October 17, Lydia Johnson has been improving daily after having cervical neck surgery to relieve severe flattening of her spinal cord.   Cards may be sent to Lydia at 64 King Arthur Dr. Please give Healthline news to Ellie Lambiotte, 181 Princess Avenue, 486-1749.

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere sympathy to Jim Veverka on the death of his wife, Carol, on Friday, Oct. 31st, in Wisconsin.  Carol had been a resident of King's Gate Club since 1979.  She was an avid card player and organized the Wednesday afternoon Bridge group that she chaired for over 20 years.  Carol attended most club events and always worked on the annual Fair selling 50/50 tickets.    Cards may be sent to Jim at the northern address in the KGC Telephone Directory.  

OHIO LUNCHEON:   Thurs. Nov. 20th, 11:30 a.m. at New Century Buffet at the Sarasota Square Mall, next to Sears, Great variety of food, coffee, tea, soda, tax and tip, $8.50 per person, NO COUPONS.  All new Ohio residents are most welcome, come join us and meet other Ohioans.  Sign-up sheet in hall, wear name tags.  Any questions please call Mary Lou 484-6807.

LADIES' LUNCHEON AND RE-SALE FASHION SHOW by Yesterday's Memories at the KGC Clubhouse on Thurs., Nov. 13, at 12:00.  Buffet lunch by Affordable Custom Catering.  Everything furnished.  Lots of door prizes.  Queen to be chosen.  Tickets still on sale this morning for $10.00 each.  Questions?                --- Call Joann Lemonds, 484-7692

HORSE RACE PIZZA PARTY - TONIGHT!   It's racing time again.  Be sure to bring your quarters.  The bookies are ready, the horses are ready, hope to see you all there at 5:00 PM.                  --- Shirley and Bob Froehlich

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS AND SPOUSES:   Mr. Greg Worth and Mr. Terry Acton, Veterans Service Officers for Sarasota County, will be at KGC Clubhouse on Friday, Nov. 14th at 1;00 PM to conduct a question and answer meeting.  Please plan to attend.  I would appreciate a Big Turn Out.                       --- Vince Caudy, Chairperson, 486-0725

SOLO CLUB:   King's Gate Solo Club (one more time) meeting on Thurs., Nov. 20th, 5:00 PM at Waterfrontooo, 2205 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.  "Sunset Specials" until 5:30 PM.  Please sign up and ask a solo friend to come with you.  Wear your name tag.  Any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH is for men and women on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:15 AM in the Clubhouse.  Exercises (to music) are for stretching, balance, and flexibility.  "Motion is a Lotion."                    --- Gigi Conway

THANKSGIVING DINNER:   Tickets now on sale for $7.00 each for turkey and trimmings.  Need volunteer decorators, table hosts, kitchen and cleanup help.      Call Ernie and Judy Auerbach at  488-0968, 49 King Arthur.

LADIES:   Sign up for Wednesday afternoon bridge starting this Wednesday at 1:00 PM.  All levels of bridge.
                           --- Doris Dupler, 488-0830

"TOYS FOR TOTS" CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:   Tickets going on sale next Saturday.  Going to be held at the Landmark on Fri., Dec. 5th at $15.00 each.  Room capacity for 100.  Don't wait and be disappointed.  Get your ticket early.              --- Loretta Brian and Ellie Lambiotte

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   New Year's Eve Party tickets are available today.  We have a limit of 160 tickets, so get your group together, and buy early.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.             Thank you,    Ben & Lorraine Quirion

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.              --- Nip Barker

GUIDE DOGS:   "Open House" at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Sunday, Nov 9, 2003 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Limited food items are available.  This is a Round Table charity.  Get a carload and visit. This is your opportunity to see the Dogs in training and tour the complete facility. Literature, with map, at Bulletin Board.  Make any monetary donations to Nip to get KGC credit.                --- Nip Barker

NOKOMIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT (NVFD):   Many of you have joined and donated to the NVFD.  I will be at the Saturday morning social hour to answer questions and accept any donations.  This years dues are $55.00.  Please join.  We need your help.            --- Tom Conway

FLAG ETIQUETTE:   For those who have flags on display that can be lowered and raised…..On Tues., Nov. 11th, Veterans Day, the American Flag may be flown at Half Mast from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  This honors all our deceased Veterans.            --- Vince Caudy

LETTER FROM CAROL VEVERKA RECEIVED NOV. 1:   Please put in the Newsletter that many do not know that all Campbell's labels have been saved in a box provided in the back of the hall.  These labels benefit the schools.  I've been taking them to the Laurel-Nokomis School each Fall when I return and then again in May.  Also, please inform any Card Chairman who needs pencils and signup tablets to see Eleanor Barth as I have given any extras I had on hand to her.

SHUFFLEBOARD SCHEDULE:   The 2003-2004 Shuffleboard season starts Monday, November 10, at 9:30 AM.  Team captains will deliver the schedule prior to the first day of play.  The Shuffleboard chairpersons are Tom Patricca, Ralph Garver, Sandy Garver, and Rich Davis.

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Tom Patricca
255 - WOW!
568
Lou Herbert
183-182
537
Rod See
175
504
Helen Tebbets
199
481
Judy Skowron
181
464
Bill Thurston
194
497

New bowlers are welcome.  All subs can bowl every week.             --- Don Fisher

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:  Jean Murphy, wife of William Murphy formerly of 210 Castle Drive (1986 - 1991), passed away October 13 in Leesburg, Florida.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE:  Sincere thanks to Don Moriarty for this wonderful series.  Many of you have told me (and hopefully you have told Don also) that you thoroughly enjoyed reading these articles.    You can look forward to more King's Gate history next summer.             --- Sandy McIntyre



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Deal with the faults of others...as gently as with your own.

Vol. XVI, No. 45 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 15, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
16
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
17
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
18
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
3:45P Yoga
7:00P Bingo
 
 
19
9:00A BOD Meeting
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker
7:30P Dr. John Laporta Quartet
 
 
20
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
11:30A Ohio Luncheon
12:30P Crafts
4:00P Jetty Picnic
5:00P Solo Club
7:00P Dominos
7:00P Poker
7:00P Billiards (M)
 
 
21
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
22
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
 
 

CHAIRPERSONS AND ACTIVITY PLANNERS:   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar corrections.   The Calendar above was copied from the November Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   If everyone will keep Anne informed of changes, this weekly calendar and the online monthly calendar will reflect changes that occur after the paper calendar is printed and distributed.              --- Sandy McIntyre

HEALTHLINE:   Ada Alakna is recuperating from her broken hip and surgery at Venice Rehab Center.  Please send cards to 321 Castle Dr., and Joan Andrews will take them to Ada.  Please give Healthline news to Ellie Lambiotte, 181 Princess Avenue, 486-1749.

ENTERTAINMENT:   Get your tickets today for this Wed., Nov. 19th, at 7:30.  The Laporta Quartet will have you tapping your toes and humming the tunes!  Don't miss it.  Season tickets to all 5 shows this year $25.00 + $2.50 tax.  Individual tickets here today and at the door $6.00 + $.50 tax.

OHIO LUNCHEON:   Thurs. Nov. 20th, 11:30 a.m. at New Century Buffet at the Sarasota Square Mall, next to Sears. Great variety of food, coffee, tea, soda, tax and tip, $8.50 per person, NO COUPONS.  All new Ohio residents are most welcome, come join us and meet other Ohioans.  Sign-up sheet in hall, wear name tags.  Any questions please call Mary Lou 484-6807.

JETTY PICNIC:   The next Jetty picnic will be Thurs., Nov. 20, at the North Jetty.  Bring a dish to pass, your beverage, dinner service and come on down to the jetty.  Gather and social time 4:00 PM, eat at 5 PM .  Hope to see you.

---  Claire Becker and Gloria  Carey


SOLO CLUB:   King's Gate Solo Club (one more time) meeting on Thurs., Nov. 20th, 5:00 PM at Waterfrontoo, 2205 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.  "Sunset Specials" until 5:30 PM.  Please sign up and ask a solo friend to come with you.  Wear your name tag.  Any questions or need a ride, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

"TOYS FOR TOTS" CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:   Tickets are on sale TODAY.  Luncheon will be held at the Landmark on Fri., Dec. 5th at $15.00 each.  Room capacity for 100.  Don't wait and be disappointed.  Get your ticket early.                 --- Loretta Brian and Ellie Lambiotte

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets are sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.             ---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

THANKS:   We want to thank everyone for their prayers, good wishes, and cards sent to me after my partial knee replacement.  We also thank so many of our friends that prepared delicious meals and cookies for us.  This is truly a beautiful place to live.            --- Marge Havey

BOOK CLUB:   This month we're reading No Ordinary Time:  Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt:  The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  We will meet on Mon., Dec. 1st, at 1:00 PM in the Library.  All are welcome.  If you need a copy of the book, call Betty Dowling at 484-1539.

HAIL TO THE QUEEN:   Gloria Carey was crowned KGC Queen at the Ladies Luncheon and Re-Sale Shop Fashion Show on Thurs., Nov. 13, in our Clubhouse.  Three other models were drawn as Queen Runner Ups:  1st - Fran Yaros, 2nd - Linda MacMillan, 3rd - Joan Potts.  Other models were Irene Bette, Loretta Brian (last year's KGC Queen), Dee Hicks, Joann Lemonds, Betty McDonald, and Inez Mercer.  The models' outfits were from Yesterday's Memories, 208 W. Miami Ave., Venice.  Thanks to Joann Lemonds who was Chairman and Mistress of Ceremonies for this fun event.  A delicious lunch by Affordable Catering was served to 175 attendees.  The Committee was Patty Ray, Loretta Brian, and Lucille Anderson.  Others who helped were:   Ellie Lambiotte (Blessing), Irene Bette (Pledge of Allegiance, "Let There be Peace"), Gwen Aldridge (Piano), Loretta Brian (Table Decorations), Gerry Coleman and Judy Spears (Ticket Sales), Charlene Joyce and Judy Leight (Beverage Servers), Marion Gladkowski (Program Set-Up), Ginny Ewing and Ann Kellum (Dressing Room Attendants), Wayne Anderson (Video), Chuck McIntyre (Digital Photos), Mary Jane Christopherson and the Committee (Clean-Up).  Thanks to Joann and everyone else who helped to provide the numerous door prizes for attendees and the lovely gifts for the Queen and her Court.



KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.
Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.            --- Nip Barker

LIBRARY NOTES:   We now have a place to store our puzzles.  When contributing puzzles, would you please secure the box lid with tape (or whatever) so pieces won't be lost.  If you have a puzzle with a piece or two missing, mark the location(s) with missing pieces on the box photo and write "1 or 2 missing" on the back.         Thank you, Lois, Marge, and Ann

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Bill Thurston
210
557
John Schleicher
-
507
Jane Bonyai
-
466

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………November 10, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 6 12.5 5.5
2 1 11 7
3 3 10 8
4 4 9 9 Tie
4 8 9 9 Tie
5 7 8 10
6 5 7 11
7 2 5.5 12.5

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:    Mary Hattman, formerly of 298 Avenue of Dukes, passed away on Sunday, October 19th.   Cards may be sent to her sons, Charles and Henry Hattman, 9 Stephen Dr., Ocean View, NJ 08230.

KGC TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS:   If your northern address or phone number changes, please give the corrected information to Anne Guba in the KGC Office.   Sandy McIntyre will obtain the information for the Telephone Directory from the Office database.  It is not necessary to give directory changes directly to Sandy.  

YOGA:   From 3:45 - 4:45 PM on Tuesday, the hall is RESERVED for Yoga. If you enter the Hall during that time, please do so quietly. Your cooperation will be appreciated.     Thank you, Jean Ickes



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had his own drumsticks!

Vol. XVI, No. 46 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 22, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
23
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
24
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
1:00P Book Club
2:00P Open House at 283
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
25
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
2:00P Open House at 283
7:00P Bingo
 
 
26
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
2:00P Open House at 283
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker

 
 
27
1:00P Thanksgiving Dinner
HAPPY THANKS- GIVING
 
 
28
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
29
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
 
 

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the November Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes. Thanks,       Sandy McIntyre

HEALTHLINE:   Bob Miller, 86 King Arthur Dr., is now home and progressing rapidly after having two knee surgeries and spending a month in the hospital.   Bill Barth is doing well after back surgery.   Ellie Lambiotte read thank you cards at last Saturday's meeting from the family of Carol Veverka and from Terry Love for the KGC memorial donations and all the expressions of sympathy they received from King's Gate residents.  Thanks to all of you who sent me prayers, cards, and delicious treats after my hip surgery.          --- Blanche Madden

FAMILY NEWS:   Our sincere sympathy to Richard Clark, 316 Castle Dr., and his family on the recent death of his mother in South Carolina.

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Ella Heath, long-time resident of 280 Avenue of Queens, passed away Friday, Nov. 14.  Her son and Jane Haggerty were with her.  A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Venice-Nokomis Methodist Church on November 20th.  Ella had been living at Brighton Gardens.  

THANK YOU for the prayers, cards and cookies sent to me after my hip replacement surgery.  KGC is a wonderful place for healing after having surgery.          --- Betty Ulbricht

THANKS:   Howard Darbee sends his thanks to everyone for their thoughtfulness, cards, and best wishes.  He has thoroughly enjoyed reading the cards he has received from friends in King's Gate Club.  Doris said he is doing really well, and they hope he will soon be able to walk.  He's still in a wheel chair and uses a walker, but he's improving and is in good spirits.  The Darbees' address is 862 E. Iron Avenue Ext., Apartment 114, Dover, OH  44622.  Their phone number is (330) 365-2498.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 12:30 PM at Millie's at 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.  Please wear name tags.  Any questions, call Barth's 485-9714.  Come and enjoy the food and Christmas decorations, and ladies, don't forget the lovely boutique next door.

"TOYS FOR TOTS" CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:   Tickets are on sale TODAY.  Luncheon will be held at the Landmark on Fri., Dec. 5th at $15.00 each.  Room capacity for 100.  Don't wait and be disappointed.  Get your ticket early.           --- Loretta Brian and Ellie Lambiotte

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets are sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.                 ---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

CRAFTS:   No Crafts on Thursday, Nov. 27th.  On Dec. 4th, 11th, and 18th - Fleece "cuddles."  Details later.             --- Barb Tompkins

OPEN HOUSE:   King's Gate Realty will have an "Open House" at 283 Ave of Queens next week, Mon., Tues., and Wed. (11/24-26/03) from 2 PM to 4 PM (please remove your shoes before entering).  As discussed at last week's meeting, it is in our best interest for residents to attend Open Houses so they can tell friends and relatives about units for sale in King's Gate Club.   The Newsletter will print one Open House notice per home for sale by owner or by a realty company.  No prices will be printed.

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.         --- Nip Barker

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Ernie Auerbach
200
457
Rod See
184
511
Lorraine Quirion
189
424

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………November 17, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 3 25 11
2 4 20 16
3 1 19.5 16.5
4 8 18.5 17.5
5 5 15.5 20.5 Tie
5 6 15.5 20.5 Tie
6 7 15 21 Tie
6 2 15 21 Tie

Next day of shuffling is November 24th at 9:30 AM.  Team # 2 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Yellow - Black - Yellow.             ---Ralph Garver

EARLY NEWS DEADLINE:   Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, please turn in all News articles to Sandy McIntyre, 37 King Arthur Dr., by Wed. noon, Nov. 26th.

CHANNEL 33:   Give notices for Channel 33 to Sandy McIntyre from Nov. 21 - Dec. 3.   Please indicate on your note whether for Channel 33 or Newsletter (or both).

Thanksgiving Greeting


Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News A hungry husband said, "You say the grace tonight, dear; the Lord knows I'm not thankful for turkey hash."

Vol. XVI, No. 47 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 29, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30
10:15A White Christmas BPDT
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice

Attend Church of your choice

 
 
1
9:00A Poker
  (1-Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
6:30P KGC Travel Christmas Party
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
2
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
3:45P Yoga
7:00P Bingo
 
 
3
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker

 
 
4
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker
(1-Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
12:30P Crafts
4:00P Jetty Picnic
7:00P Dominoes
7:00P Poker
7:00P Billiards (M)

 
 
5
7:30A Pancake Breakfast
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
"Toys for Tots" Christmas Luncheon (12:00 noon)
 
 
6
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
Blood Pressure
Food Pantry
 
* Decorate Hall for Christmas after meeting.

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

HEALTHLINE:   Ellie Lambiotte is slowly recuperating after a fall which injured her back. She's anxious to be up and about and could use some prayers for patience - - - John Bredfeldt of 38 King Arthur is still having tests to learn the cause of his collapse on the tennis court last week - - - Marcel Buyl has recuperated nicely from carotid surgery.

--- Blanche Madden

BOOK CLUB:   Remember, we will meet on Mon., Dec. 1st, at 1:00 PM in the Library.  All are welcome.  This month's discussion will be on No Ordinary Time:  Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt:  The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.   If you have questions, call Betty Dowling at 484-1539

KGC TRAVEL "CHRISTMAS PARTY" - doors open at 6:30pm - Monday 12/1/03.  Admittance by ticket.   Please sign your name to back of the ticket and deposit in container for "Door Prizes."              --- Nip

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   It's time to take "turkey" out of your minds and bring up those pancakes.  Our December breakfast will be on Friday morning, the 5th of December.  We are serving from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.  It would be helpful if you would bring your own table setting, utensils, and favorite coffee mug.  We know many of you have family and friends visiting you for the holiday.  They are all cordially invited to join us for the breakfast.              --- Bill Barth

"TOYS FOR TOTS" CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON:   Tickets are on sale TODAY.  Luncheon will be held at the Landmark on Fri., Dec. 5th at $15.00 each.  Room capacity for 100.  Don't wait and be disappointed.  Get your ticket early.

--- Loretta Brian and Ellie Lambiotte

DECORATE THE HALL FOR CHRISTMAS next Saturday, Dec. 6th, immediately after the Round Table meeting.   Lots of volunteers are needed.   Please plan to help.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 12:30 PM at Millie's at 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.  Please wear name tags.  Any questions, call Barth's 485-9714.  Come and enjoy the food and Christmas decorations, and ladies, don't forget the lovely boutique next door.

SQUARE DANCE PARTY:   Come to our Square Dance Party on Saturday, December 13, at 7:30 with national caller Red Bates and Russ Collier.  Everyone is welcome--with or without a partner. You can come to watch, to enjoy the music, to participate or to have a banana split.  Tickets on sale for $5.  For more info call June McMains at 484-5111 or Anna Donnelly at 918-8100.

K.G.C. SOLO CLUB New Year's Eve Celebration.  Table #5 has been reserved for us, so sign up while space is available.  Contact Smatkos, 484-4202, or Quirions, 484-3134.  Any questions, call Dick Bartlett, 485-1039.

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets are sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.

---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

CRAFTS:   Sign up sheets on the side bulletin board for Dec. 4th and 11th for Fleece Cuddles.  Bring specified amount of fleece listed on the sign up sheets, straight pins, and fabric scissors.  No sewing involved.

--- Barb Tompkins

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.
--- Nip Barker

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Roland Carey
208
522
Bill Thurston
185-181
502

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………November 24, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 3 35 19
2 2 31.5 22.5
3 8 29.5 24.5
4 4 29 25
5 6 24.5 29.5
6 5 23.5 30.5
7 2 22 32
8 7 21 33

Next day of shuffling is Mon., Dec. 1st at 9:30 AM.  Team # 2 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Black - Yellow - Black.     --- Ralph Garver

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   For those of you who would like to send sympathy cards or donations in memory of Ella Heath, cards may be sent to the "Heath Family" at 231 Nashoba Rd., Concord, MA 01742.  Memorials may be sent to:  Lighthouse for the Blind Clinic, 7318 Tamiami Trail North, Sarasota, FL  34243.            --- Marge Hufford

25th ANNIVERSARY PARTY VOTE RESULTS:   The motion passed to spend up to $15,000 for an Anniversary Party in February 2005.  There were 218 YES votes and 196 NO votes for a total of 414 valid ballots counted.

CHANNEL 33:   Give notices for Channel 33 to Sandy McIntyre from Nov. 21 - Dec. 3.  Please indicate on your note whether for Channel 33 or Newsletter (or both).



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Why did the Pilgrims' pants always fall down?
Because they wore their belt buckles on their hats.

Vol. XVI, No. 48 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 6, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7
1:30P Boat Regatta
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
8
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
10:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
9
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
3:45P Yoga
7:00P Bingo
 
 
10
9:00A RT Exec Comm
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker (M)

 
 
11
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
12:30P Crafts
12:30P NY-NJ Luncheon
7:00P Dominoes
7:00P Poker (M)
7:00P Billiards (M)
 
 
12
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
13
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
7:00P Square Dance Party
 
 

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

HEALTHLINE:   Received a note from Shirley Bethke telling that Fred is home from the hospital after surgery and is slowly improving. She said they had a snowstorm, first they've "enjoyed" in 20 years, and they definitely prefer Florida sunshine and warm weather. They hope to leave for King's Gate by mid - December.                 --- Blanche Madden, 480-1514

CONDOLENCES:  We extend deepest sympathy to Hank Baxter (94 King Arthur Dr.) upon the death of his wife, Pat, and to their four children. The Baxters moved into King's Gate around 1992, and Pat was very active in Round Table activities such as potlucks, talent shows, and the Welcome Committee.  She was the former owner of Nana's, A Children's Shop, on Venice Avenue.  Her friendly smile and greetings will surely be missed by many.

DECORATE THE HALL FOR CHRISTMAS this morning immediately after the Round Table meeting.  Lots of volunteers are needed.  Please stay to help.

LATE NOTICE:   First "Regatta" will be Sunday, Dec. 7th, at 1:30 PM on the lake.  We will be serving hot dogs.  So grab your jacket and come on down.           --- Roland Carey

MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH:   Note meeting time on Monday, Dec. 8th, has been changed to 10:15 AM.  This change is only for that one day.           --- Gigi Conway

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 12:30 PM at Millie's at 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.  Please wear name tags.  Any questions, call Barth's 485-9714.  Come and enjoy the food and Christmas decorations, and ladies, don't forget the lovely boutique next door.

LUMINARIES:   Next Saturday, December 13th, we will be folding bags before meeting, so come early and help.  The more people, the faster we finish!         Thanks,  Judy and George Reardon

SQUARE DANCE PARTY:   Come to our Square Dance Party on Saturday, December 13, at 7:30 with national caller Red Bates and Russ Collier.  Everyone is welcome--with or without a partner. You can come to watch, to enjoy the music, to participate or to have a banana split.  Tickets on sale for $5.  For more info call June McMains at 484-5111 or Anna Donnelly at 918-8100.

AN INVITATION to all solos.  An open house at 322 King Arthur Drive from 5:00 PM to whenever.  The date is Sunday, December 14th.  Sign up in the back.  All solos welcome!         --- Ann Kellum

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM this year will be the "Sarasota Sound Waves" from the Rohr Academy in Sarasota under the direction of Julie McHugh.  You will want them back every year after you hear them Wed., Dec. 17th at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale this morning.  Tables will be set up for season ticket holders to BYOB.  If you attended our first show, you have your last chance to have it apply to cost of a season ticket for remaining four programs.                   --- Dave Westbrook

K.G.C. SOLO CLUB New Year's Eve Celebration.  Table #5 has been reserved for us, so sign up while space is available.  Contact Smatkos, 484-4202, or Quirions, 484-3134.  Any questions, call Dick Bartlett.

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets are sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.                       ---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

CRAFTS:   Fleece Cuddles again on Dec. 11th.  Bring specified amount of fleece listed on the sign up sheets, straight pins, cutter, and cutting board.  No sewing involved.
December 18th - Pony bead nametags/necklaces.  Anyone knowing how to make these, contact Barb Tompkins, 480-9294, or Linda Varty, 488-2979.  Jan. 8 and 15th - Swedish weaving classes.  Sign up sheets on side bulletin board.  Limited to 10 each class.                     --- Barb Tompkins

YOGA:   There's a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for a new Yoga Class starting January 7, 2004.  This class will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  There will also be another class on Tuesday from 3:45 - 4:45 PM, but it is already full.  The cost for the six weeks class is $24.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  If you are new to Yoga, you will need to purchase a Sticky Mat for the class.  Men are welcome.  The class is limited to 20 people in each class.  Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.

The SHOW will go on - THE SAILOR CIRCUS HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED.
Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site: www.kgc.cc/travel.
 
Many thanks for attending the Travel Party. My appreciation for those who helped, Jackie as well as Mary Lou and Don Richmond, Doreen and Gary Exner, Bob and Ann Curtis, and Mike and Pat Cavalier.  It was a fun evening for about 200 who attended.                --- Nip Barker

9-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE:   The new King's Gate 9-Hole Golf League will alternate play between Calusa Golf Club on Wednesdays and Waterford Golf Club on Thursdays.  Register to play by using the GREEN sign-up slips located on the "golf sign-up box" at the rear of the Clubhouse.  Please register prior to Sunday noon.  For further information or details contact either Arnold Baldwin or Charlie Hanlon.              --- Arnold Baldwin, 488-9426

BOWLING:

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Helen Tebbets
189
508
Ben Quirion
201
560
Roland Carey
215
498
Rod See
197
529
Bill Thurston
-
500
Lou Herbert
201
-
Kerri Morawa
180
481

Alligators - High Handicap Series - 929

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………December 1, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 3 43 29
2 1 40.5 31.5
3 8 39.5 32.5
4 4 38 34
5 6 34 38
5 7 34 38
6 5 32.5 39.5
7 2 27 45

Next day of shuffling is Mon., Dec. 8th at 9:30 AM.  Team # 3 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Black - Yellow - Yellow.                    --- Ralph Garver

KGC PHONE DIRECTORIES:   "April 2003" is printed on the light blue cover of the most recent KGC phonebook.  If you didn't pick up a copy last Spring, please stop by the KGC Office.  Extra copies are available in the Office for $2.00 each.                --- Sandy McIntyre



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

Vol. XVI, No. 49 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 13, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
14
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
15
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Snowflake Assembly
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
16
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
7:00P Bingo
Rockettes HHT
 
 
17
9:00A BOD Meeting
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
10:00A Golf (L-BBAY)
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Sarasota Sound Waves Xmas Prog
7:00P Poker (M)
 
 
18
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
12:30P Crafts
2:30P Choraliers
7:00P Dominoes
7:00P Poker (M)
7:00P Billiards (M)
 
 
19
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
20
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
10:00A Luminary Assembly
 
 

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

THANK YOU for the e-mails, cards, prayers, and telephone calls during my recent illness.  KGC is a wonderful caring place to live.           --- Rae Burmaster

THANKS:   Don and I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all our thoughtful friends in King's Gate for all the super food, cards, and prayers that you have sent us during my recuperation from my fall.   Happy Holidays to all.   God Bless.           --- Ellie Lambiotte

THANKS TO EVERYONE for the outpouring of sympathy to me and to my family on the occasion of Pat's death.  We received food and tons of cards, and the attendance during visitation hours and the closing memorial service was huge and heartwarming for me and for my family.        --- Hank Baxter

SOMETHING NEW!   KGC has been presented with a new, fringed flag and eagle courtesy of the Tri-County Ex POW Chapter via George Holden, 251 Camelot Drive.  It is now on stage at our clubhouse.  George was a B-17 Bomber Pilot over Europe during WWII and was taken prisoner by the Germans after bailing out of his bomber.  Thanks to George for the new flag.            --- Vince Caudy, Vets Chairman

SOLOS:   Don't forget - tomorrow any time after 5:00 PM - a Christmas Open House.  Please sign up in the back of the hall so we will know how many to expect.                   --- Ann Kellum, 322 King Arthur Dr.

"SARASOTA SOUND WAVES" this coming Wed., Dec. 17th.   We will miss the Ditchfields this year, but this fine group may become a new Christmas tradition at KGC.   Tickets on sale this morning for $6.50 each.    NOTE:   Program starts at 7:00 PM.                  --- Dave Westbrook

CHRISTMAS HOME DECORATING COMPETITION:  Judging Fri. - Sun., Dec. 19 - 21. Awards after Golf Cart Parade on Mon., Dec. 22nd.

KGC SNOWSTORM:   We will be making "Snowflakes" from paper tubes Monday, December 15, at 1:00 PM in the Craft Room for the Snowball Dance/Party January 28th.  All helping hands welcome!  Please sign up on bulletin board (under Special Events) so we'll know how many people to expect.   Questions, call Linda Varty or Pat Cavalier.

NEXT SATURDAY, DEC. 20TH:  Following the meeting we will assemble Luminaries.  It takes approximately one hour if enough people participate.  Hope to see you there!                 Thanks,  Judy and George Reardon

GOLF CART PARADE COMPETITION:  Dec. 22nd at dusk.   Assemble at south cul-de-sac on Castle Drive (between unit # 22 and #23).   Decorate your golf cart and join the parade!   Prizes will be awarded in the Clubhouse after the parade.   If you're not riding a golf cart, come watch the parade and then enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus and refreshments in the Clubhouse.   For details call George Ray 484-8078.

SANTA CLAUS:   Santa will be in the clubhouse on the 22nd after the golf cart parade. Please bring a wrapped gift with name, age and grandparents' names to Santa's house, 265 Camelot Drive. Please do not leave gifts in the clubhouse.           Thank you - Mrs.Santa (aka Shirley)

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets is sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.  Table #5 has been reserved for Solos.            ---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

THANKS to the following people who helped put up Christmas decorations in the hall last Saturday:  Gwen Aldridge, Eleanor Barth, Jim and Nancy Breitwieser, Neil and Lois Crane, Anna Donnelly and Tony Mazzotta, Shirley Froehlich, Jack and Joan Grubaugh, Dick Lyford, Blanche Madden, Sandy McIntyre, Angie Richards, Jerry Robinson, and Linda Varty as well as mystery helpers who will remain nameless.            --- George Ray

SPECIAL THANKS for the following people who helped to decorate the gate:   Jim and Jeanne Steele, Leota Kelsey, Harry Kiel, Tom Conway, Jack Gregory, Lee Chiles, Bob Cook, Bob Adams, Bob Froehlich, Tom Dowling, and Janet Lewis.               Thanks,  Fred Lewis

CRAFTS:   December 18th - Pony bead nametags/necklaces.  Anyone knowing how to make these, contact Barb Tompkins, 480-9294, or Linda Varty, 488-2979.  Jan. 8 and 15th - Swedish weaving classes.  Sign up sheets on side bulletin board.  Limited to 10 each class.             --- Barb Tompkins

YOGA:   There's a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for a new Yoga Class starting January 7, 2004.  This class will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  There will also be another class on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45 PM, but it is already full.  The cost for the six weeks class is $24.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  If you are new to Yoga, you will need to purchase a Sticky Mat for the class.  Men are welcome.  Each class is limited to 20 people.  Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

MAIL BOX REMINDER:   Residents are requested to paint mailboxes that are not black, per Rule #27 which states:   Each unit owner shall provide and maintain their own mailbox which shall be black with a red flag.  Replacements shall conform to the style, size, and construction of the mailboxes currently in use in King's Gate Club and shall be labeled in accordance with U.S. Postal Regulations, if any.           --- Mike Mooney, Manager

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.   Fifty seats are reserved.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.
 
There are a few openings on the Biloxi trip. This leaves Jan.25th, returns 28th.  Roundtrip Air, transfers, Grand Hotel Biloxi 269.00 each per person. MUST BOOK NOW - tomorrow too late. See Mary Lou,  484-6807.               --- Nip Barker

NEW OWNERS:   We welcome the following new owners and wish them many happy years here at King's Gate Club:

RENTERS:   Welcome to the following renters:

PHONE UPDATES:
Corrected phone number for new owners:

Phonebook correction for Dick and Nancy Matthies, 101 King Arthur Dr. - 486-8682.  

THANKS:  Seven tennis court benches are being rebuilt by our Community volunteers.  Our sincere thanks to Mike McDonald, Neil Crane, Dick Lyford, George Ray and Bob Froehlich.           --- Mike Mooney

9-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE:   The new King's Gate 9-Hole Golf League will alternate play between Calusa Golf Club on Wednesdays and Waterford Golf Club on Thursdays.  Register to play by using the GREEN sign-up slips located on the "golf sign-up box" at the rear of the Clubhouse.  Please register prior to Sunday noon.  For further information or details contact either Arnold Baldwin or Charlie Hanlon.           --- Arnold Baldwin, 488-9426

BOWLING:

Bowler
High Games
High Series
Ernie Morawa
205
-
Rod See
201
-
Ben Quirion
201
-
George Ray
199
522
Jane Bonyai
-
451
Helen Tebbets
-
465
Bill Thurston
-
503

Frank Sapareto bowled a single game 68 pins over average.

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………December 8, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 1 54.5 35.5
2 3 53 37
3 8 50 40
4 4 46 44
5 6 52.5 47.5
6 5 41.5 48.5
6 7 41.5 48.5
7 2 31 59

Next day of shuffling is Mon., Dec. 15th at 9:30 AM.  Team # 3 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Black - Black - Yellow.             --- Ralph Garver



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.
- - - Charles Dickens,
     A Christmas Carol

Vol. XVI, No. 50 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 20, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
 
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
22
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
Golf Cart Parade & Santa
23
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
7:00P Bingo
 
 
24
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
12:00P Golf (M)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Poker (M)

 
 
Remember to light your Luminaries

 
 
25
MERRY CHRISTMAS
 
 Christmas Tree

 
26
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
27
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
 
 

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

HEALTHLINE:   Richard Clark of 316 Castle Drive had a stroke last week and is still in Venice Hospital. Please do not send cards yet - - - Penny Sweitzer is home now and feeling better - - - Don't forget our King's Gate "Buddy System". If you have a new neighbor, explain it and offer to be a buddy, so that everyone's safety will be more secure.

--- Blanche Madden,  480-1514

THANK YOU, THANK YOU:   How can I say thank you for all your cards, letters, prayers, and phone calls.  It is great to have so many wonderful friends who continuously support me in helping me get well from a ruptured appendix, peritonitis and complications.  Believe me, I'm working on it, and we will see you at KGC soon, I hope.

Thank you and God bless you.     --- Fred Bethke

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who sent condolence cards to us on the passing of our son.  We were never quite aware how much cards and good wishes meant until we were on the receiving end, but we sure do now.  We'll be returning the end of the year.  See you at the New Year's Eve Party.

Thanks again, Marcia and Dick Nolin

CHRISTMAS HOME DECORATING COMPETITION:   Awards will be presented after the Golf Cart Parade on Mon., Dec. 22nd.

CHRISTMAS EVE LUMINARIES:   Following the meeting we will assemble Luminaries.  It takes approximately one hour if enough people participate.  Hope to see you there!   Luminaries will be delivered to your home.  Please put them in a dry place until Christmas Eve and then set them by the street and light them at dusk (around 5:30 PM).

Thanks,  Judy and George Reardon

GOLF CART PARADE COMPETITION:   On Monday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 PM, bring your decorated golf cart to the cul-de-sac on Castle Drive between unit # 22 and #23.  Prizes will be awarded in the Clubhouse after the parade.  If you're not riding a golf cart, come watch the parade and then enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus and refreshments in the Clubhouse.  For details call George Ray 484-8078.

SANTA CLAUS:   Santa will be in the clubhouse on the 22nd after the golf cart parade. Please bring a wrapped gift with name, age and grandparents' names to Santa's house, 265 Camelot Drive. Please do not leave gifts in the clubhouse.           Thank you - Mrs.Santa (aka Shirley)

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   If you would like to buy New Year's Eve tickets ($25 per person), you may call Ben or Lorraine Quirion at 484-3134.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY Breakfast Buffet will be held on Thurs., Jan. 15, at 8:30 AM at Dimitri's Country Oven at Bypass 41 and Albee Farm Rd.  The price is $6.56 which includes your coffee, tax and tip.  Please sign up and wear your name tags.  If you have any questions, call the Barths at 485-9714.

BOOK CLUB:   This month's book selection is Seabiscuit by Alice Hillenbrand.  The meeting will be on Mon., Jan. 5, at 1:00 PM in the Library.  All are welcome.           --- Betty Dowling, 484-1539

INDIANA, KENTUCKY, ILLINOIS, TENNESSEE, WEST VIRGINIA, ETC. LUNCH:   Just a heads-up to mark your calendar for lunch at Millie's on Thursday, Jan 22nd, at noon.

--- Nancy Breitwieser and Blanche Madden

THANK YOU:   Ann Kellum invited the King's Gate Club Solos to her home on Sunday night for a get-together.  It was a feast you couldn't imagine.  After a while when everyone had their fill of food and drink, Ann got their attention that this was to thank me for heading up the Solos each month and presented me with a gift.  Thank you very much, Ann, for this party and thank you Solos for being a part of it.  It was just great.            --- Dick Bartlett

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Joe Thomas, who moved out of King's Gate two years ago, after having lived here twenty years, fell and broke his hip. His mailing address is:  1792 Flagstone Circle, Rochester Hills, MI, 48307. He had lived here at 310 Camelot - - - Janet Jeffrey's address is: 10307 Rosemount Ct., Fort Myers, FL, 33908. Janet, a former resident, broke a hip recently.            --- Blanche Madden

YOGA:   There's a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for a new Yoga Class starting January 7, 2004.  This class will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  The cost for the six weeks class is $24.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  If you are new to Yoga, you will need to purchase a Sticky Mat for the class.  Men are welcome.  Each class is limited to 20 people.  Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline. 50 seats are reserved.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:   www.kgc.cc/travel.           --- Nip Barker

BOWLING:
 
Christmas Cash Event:
Lyle Hicks
656
George Ray
646
Rod See
644
Helen Tebbets
614
Kerrie Morawa
600
Cheryl Patricca
586
 
 
High Games
High Series
Rod See
220
563
Bill Thurston
199
510
Helen Tebbets
-
488

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………….December 15, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 1 64.5 43.5
2 3 60 48
3 4 54 54
4 7 53.5 54.5
5 8 50 40
6 5 48.5 59.5
6 6 48.5 59.5
7 2 42 66

Next day of shuffling is Mon., Jan. 5th at 9:30 AM.   Team # 4 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Yellow - Black - Black. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.         --- Ralph Garver

HERALD-TRIBUNE DELIVERY:   It is a real convenience and pleasure to reach outside your door on the rainy and cold mornings to get your Herald-Tribune.  This is above and beyond the call of duty.   It isn't the newspaper delivery gal who just throws them on your driveway.  Care to know who does this good deed?   Call 485-1039.

NOTICE:   There will be no cribbage on Monday night due to Santa's Party.          --- Mary Porzio



Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News New Year's resolutions are kind of like the tableware at Greek weddings ... they're just waiting to be broken.

Vol. XVI, No. 51 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 27, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
 
 
29
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
 
 
30
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
7:00P Bingo
 
 
31
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
12:00P Golf (M)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:30P New Years Eve Dance

 
 
1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
 
2
7:30A Pancake Breakfast
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
 
 
3
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
 
Blood Pressure
Food Pantry
 
Meet the Candidates
 
 

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at www.kgc.cc./calendar/.   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

HEALTHLINE:   Richard Clark of 316 Castle Drive passed away on Dec. 20th in Venice. Send sympathy messages for his wife, Gloria, and the family  to the South Carolina address in the KGC phone directory.           --- Blanche Madden, 480-1514

FAMILY NEWS:   John Mazan, brother of Betty Kundrot, 272 Camelot Dr., passed away December 22, 2003.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   Next Friday, January 2, 2004, will be the New Year's Pancake Breakfast.  Come any time between 7:30 and 9:00 AM on Friday morning.  Bring any holiday guests with you.            --- Bill Barth

BOOK CLUB:   This month's book selection is Seabiscuit by Alice Hillenbrand.  The meeting will be on Mon., Jan. 5, at 1:00 PM in the Library.  All are welcome. --- Betty Dowling, 484-1539

BLOODMOBILE:  Please sign up on the bulletin board to donate blood on Thursday, January 8, 2004, between 8:30 and 11:00 am.           --- Bob Johnson

OHIO CLUB LUNCHEON will be January 15th at Sharon's Restaurant at 11:30 AM.  Choice of 5 items-entrees include soft drink, ice tea or coffee, and salad bar.  Price includes tax and tip and it will be $8.00.  Everyone from Ohio is most welcome.  Wear name badges.  Please sign up on the bulletin board.  Any questions, call Mary Lou at 484-6807.

NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY Breakfast Buffet will be held on Thurs., Jan. 15, at 8:30 AM at Dimitri's Country Oven at Bypass 41 and Albee Farm Rd.  The price is $6.56 which includes your coffee, tax and tip.  Please sign up and wear your name tags.  If you have any questions, call the Barths at 485-9714.

JANUARY POTLUCK DINNER:   Tickets for the January 17th "Hillbilly Heaven" Potluck Dinner go on sale January 3, 2004.  Music will be by Ralph Shannon.  The first week of ticket sales will be sold only to residents of KGC.  Any questions, call Rae Burmaster or Chris Townsend, Co-Chairmen.

INDIANA, KENTUCKY, ILLINOIS, TENNESSEE, WEST VIRGINIA, ETC. LUNCH:   Just a heads-up to mark your calendar for lunch at Millie's on Thursday, Jan 22nd, at noon.              --- Nancy Breitwieser and Blanche Madden

CHRISTMAS RECOGNITION:   Golf Cart Parade:  Mike and Betty McDonald - 1st Place, Fred and Janet Lewis - 2nd Place, Ed and Irene West - 3rd Place.   Home Decoration Awards:  Rich and Jean Davis - 1st in Home Decoration, John and Sandra Eade - 2nd Place, Loretta Brian - 3rd Place.    Thanks to George Ray for arranging these events and to everyone who helped and participated.  Thanks also to Bob and Shirley Froehlich for their wonderful portrayal of Santa and Mrs. Claus, to Irene Bette for her musical entertainment, and to the KGC line dancers for their performance.  About a dozen grandchildren received gifts from Santa and then sang for us.  The festive evening was topped off with tasty sandwiches, other hors d'oeuvres, and lots of delicious cookies.   Click here to see photos of the Parade and Santa's Party on the King's Gate Club web page (www.kgc.cc/events/golfcart2003/index.htm).

THANKS:   A great big thank you to Ginny Ewing, Patty Ray, Angie Richards, Judy Spears, and Gloria Whisonant for helping with Santa's Christmas Party.  You're a great group to work with.  And to all who baked cookies for the party, another thank you.  They were very much appreciated.  To all King's Gaters, we wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.          --- Lucille Anderson

LUMINARIES:   Thank you for all the helping hands that assembled Luminaries last Saturday.  A special thanks to Joe Spears for getting the boxes, to Jack Gregory for driving the delivery wagon, and to the Delivery Captain, Kerrie Morawa.   This year the McIntyres and their kids and grandkids volunteered to do the bridge and Clubhouse block, and the DeWalts did along the Tennis courts.   We hope everyone enjoyed the beauty on Christmas Eve of all our efforts.          

(Special Thanks to Judy and George for Chairing this activity again this year!)

YOGA:   There's a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for a new Yoga Class starting January 7, 2004.  This class will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  The cost for the six weeks class is $24.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  If you are new to Yoga, you will need to purchase a Sticky Mat for the class.  Men are welcome.  Each class is limited to 20 people.  Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

BOWLING:
 
 
High Games
High Series
Rod See
215
551
Bill Thurston
-
509
Helen Tebbets
-
474
Jane Bonyai
-
464
Arlene Herbert
-
449

Bob Froehlich bowled 68 pins over average and 56 pins over average.




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