Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News Golf Tip:   Never buy a putter till you've had a chance to throw it.

Vol. XX, No. 3 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 19, 2008

NEWSLETTER CHANGE:   Please give all newsletter items for the January 26 edition to Mary Carpenter on her clip at 202 Squire Ct. or email:

DONUTS & PASTRIES:   Our Donuts, Pastries and Coffee costs continue to rise.   Be considerate of your friends and neighbors and take only one and make sure you make a donation to defray these rising costs.

GOLF:   The Monday golf outing for men and women is suspended until further notice.       Dick Madden

HEALTHLINE:   Our condolences to Gene Green, 284 Ave. of Queens, on the passing of his father, Robert Green, in Dayton, Ohio, where services were held.   Condolences may be sent to the Green family at their northern address.

      Thank you to everyone who called, sent cards and visited after my surgery.   I have lost 46 lbs.   Hooray!!   KGC is a wonderful place to live with its caring community.       ……Art Burmaster

CPR/AED PROGRAM:   The certification for the following people who were certified in the CPR/AED PROGRAM has expired.   They must attend a recertification class for any new material and refresh what they have learned.   The class is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2008.   Please keep this date open.   You can call me, Emil DePasquale, any time after January 5th, to sign up for the class.   My number is 484-7031.

Marilyn Phillips     Rich Davis     Ron Carpenter    Dick May
Dorothy Holden      Betty Ulbright   Ellie Lambiotte     John Kureja
Vic Grisetto       Art Grams       Loretta Brian       Vicky May
Judy Auerbach     Charles Brady   Charles Clotfelter     Louise Eichenlaub
Lee Chiles        Mary Brady

55 ALIVE DRIVERS REFRESHER COURSE:   The driver's class will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 31 and February 1.   The class will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Activities Room.   Sign up sheet and information in the back of the Hall.   Questions ?? Harry Kiel 488-6670

SUPER BOWL "42" PARTY:   Tickets will be on sale for the next few Saturdays for the Super Bowl Party which will be on Sunday, February 3, 2008.   Social Hour is 5:30 p.m. and the game at 6:30 p.m.   Enjoy the game on the "big screen" with your friends and neighbors.   Subs, snacks and ice cream bars are included for the price of $5.00.   BYOB.   "Pool" Squares will also be available for sale.   Even if your team isn't in the Super Bowl, you can cheer for your friends' team.   Questions call Gene and Mick 488-8281.

SOLO'S:   The Solo's group will meet on January 31 at the Salt Water Café at 5:00 p.m.   Please wear name tags.       ..Jean Davis

WELCOME PARTY:   Solos and the Welcome Committee have scheduled our Annual Party for New Owners on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m.   Mark your calendars NOW so that all of our residents can attend to meet and greet our new owners.   If there is anyone "in residence" now who was a new owner in 2005 or 2006 and was not able to attend the party that year, we would like to introduce you, too.   Please see me or call me at 484-2191.       ..Shirley Bethke

PENNSYLVANIA PATIO PICNIC:   When: Thursday, January 31 at 11 a.m.   Where: KGC Patio.   Subs, snacks, dessert and beverage provided.   Sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse.   Remember to wear your name tag.   All welcome, see you there?   Any Questions, call Gigi 488-7810 or Ginnie 724-421-7157.

TRAVEL:   Hard Rock Casino, 2/28/08, Thurs., leaving at 8:30 a.m. Sold out, wait list only. Payment due on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008, $25.00, King's Gate Travel.   Round trip transportation, buffet lunch, $15.00 free play, all taxes and tips. Bus driver included.

Jersey Boys:   March 1, 2008, Seats available, need to fill the bus.   Round trip transportation, pre-show lunch, choice of menu, good seats, all taxes and gratuities included.   $156.00, make checks payable to HAPPY HEART TOURS.

Jersey Boys:   March 8th, 2008, seats available, same as above  $156.00.

February 10th, 2008   Guys and Dolls, Broadway Palm, wait listed.   If interested let me know.

Medical Forms:   Everyone that is booked on ANY trip please complete a medical form, put in white envelope with your name on it (SEALED), IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU AFTER EACH TRIP.   FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE TRAVEL BOARD.   DROP OFF ON 2/2/08, TRAVEL DESK

January 29-Feb. 8, 2009, Southern Caribbean Medley, Emerald Princess, early booking till January 22, 2008, only $100.00 deposit will hold your room. Everyone welcome.

Travel desk closed till February 2, 2008.       Don and Mary Lou, Travel Coordinators

KING'S GATE CLUB CARD PLAYERS:   You're invited to the "DEAL ME IN" card party to benefit Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County on Thursday, January 24, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Aston Gardens on S. Pinebrook Rd., Venice. The tickets are $7.00 each with advance reservations.   Call Sandy McIntyre at 412-0107 for individual or table reservations.   Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.   You'll have fun and help support two programs: Basic Literacy (helping native-born adults with reading and writing) and English as a Second Language (teaching functional English to foreign-born adults).       ---Sandy McIntyre  412-0107

BOWLING - Tuesday Jan. 14, 2008

Fred Carbone 245-257-208 710
Charles Brady 185 531
Helen Tebbets 168 452
Tom Patricca 189 508
Carole Gualdoni 168 453
Cheryl Patricca 174 469
Bill Fels 189 504


Position   Team   Won Lost
1 1 20 16 *
2 3 20 16 *
3 4 19 17 *
4 5 19 17 *
5 7 18 18
6 2 16 20 *
7 6 16 20 *
8 8 16 20 *

Monday January 21       Team  #6 makes courts ready  
Order of play  Y-B-Y       ---Ralph Garver


Position   Team   Won Lost
1 5 13 5
2 6 10.5 7.5
3 3 10 8 *
4 4 10 8 *
5 7 8 10 *
6 8 8 10 *
7 2 7.5 10.5
8 1 5 13

Thursday, January 24       Team #2 makes courts ready
Order of play  Y-Y-B       ---Ralph Garver

      January 21      11 a.m.       Women at LaCasa
      January 22        9 a.m.       Men, Country Club Estates at KGC
      January 25      10 a.m.       Mixed, Bird Bay at KGC  
Come support your team!!       …….Dick May

TENNIS PARTY:   The Annual Tennis Spagetti Dinner for past, present and future KGC tennis players is scheduled for February 4,   See sign-up sheet in the tennis court gazebo for additional details.       …….Tom Weber

ANNUAL MEETING:  The Annual Meeting of KGC was held last Tuesday.
Officers for the next year are:
      President - Tom Patricca
      Vice President - John Eade
      Secretary - Alan Holdway
      Treasurer - Dick Lyford
Elected to the Board were Rae Burmaster, Dick Lyford, Mike McDonald, Don Richmond and Alan Holdway, for two year terms.   Our thanks to Rich Davis who retired from the Board.   And A BIG thank you to Tom Patricca who has done a wonderful job as Board President for the past two years.  And this thank you is extended to his Board - they have all worked hard for US.   It is appreciated!

RETURNING RENTERS:   Welcome to the following returning renters:
      Don and Millie Wujek, 242 Ave of Barons, 'til March 3l, from Mt. Pleasant, MI.  Phone:  485-2496.
      Virginia Collins, 233 Duchess Ave., former owner, from Alliston, Ont.
Enjoy your stay at KGC.

THOUGHTS:   If you missed the Club entertainment, Gurl and Girl, last Wednesday evening, you certainly missed an excellent program.   However, even with so many people away, there was a large group attending.   Support our Entertainment Committee - they work hard to find and bring us good programs for our enjoyment.       ---SJB

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