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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Dee Hicks
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Vol. XX, No. King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida March 22, 2008

DEAR KING'S GATE FAMILY:   I cannot put into words what I feel in my heart.   You all are so wonderful.   Thank you for the many get well cards, prayers, Mass Cards, food brought to our house, visiting Sal in the nursing home and taking him treats, that he enjoyed so very much.   He was there for four months.   You truly are our extended family.   I will always keep you in my prayers.       Love and Hugs, Ann Franco and Family

THANK YOU:   A very special thank you from Ann Franco and Family to Mary Lou Richmond and her committee.   The Memorial Luncheon for Sal was lovely.   The food was delicious.   Ladies you do a wonderful job.   Thank you so very much.       Lots of Hugs, Ann

THANK YOU:   To say I am at a loss for words is putting it mildly.   To think I am the recipient of a Prayer Shawl.   It is beautiful and the prayers behind it mean so much.   I would never be where I am today without them.   I am extremely grateful for the shawl and for the many, many cards I received--cards with prayers, good wishes and wishing me a speedy recovery.   Hopefully, you will keep up the prayers and visits.       ---Jane Haggerty

THANK YOU:   I want to thank all the ladies of the Prayer Shawl group for the beautiful shawl you delivered to me. The color is my favorite and I can feel all the love and prayers you put into it when I am using it.       ---Thank you again,   Lyle Hicks

HEALTHLINE:   Ed Fitzgerald of 172 Duchess Ave. has been in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks.   He is feeling a lot better.   Cards and your prayers would be appreciated.

GOLF CARTS:   Remember, no one under the age of 16 is allowed to operate a golf cart.   Also, must have a driver's license.   Children are still seen driving golf carts, even without an adult with them.   This is a "No No."

PHONE DIRECTORIES:   The phone directories are being distributed at the Round Table meeting today, March 22nd.   After today they will be available in the Office.   Each unit is entitled to one directory at no charge if they have an updated Profile Form on file in the Office.   Extra copies will be available for $2.00 each to owners and renters.       ---Sandy McIntyre

MICHIGAN LUNCHEON will be held today, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. at the Family Table Restaurant in Northport.   Go South on US 41 just past Pan American Avenue and Budget Inn on the right hand side of the road.   Sign up sheet in the Hall.   Any questions call Loretta Brian  488-0664.

LAST ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE SEASON:   We will have two separate entertainers.   Homer Noodleman is a comedian, impressionist and magician.   Cliff Ritchie is a one man variety show.   He plays guitar and sings, does comedy and impressions.   They will be here Wednesday March 26th at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $9.00 and will be sold today at the Round Table meeting and at the door March 26th or call Emil at 484-7031.       Thank you.

2008 SPORTS AWARDS BANQUET:  The Sports Banquet will be on Thursday, March 27th.  Social at 5:00 p.m. - Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.  Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner.  Non-alcoholic Punch, Beer and Wine served.  BYOB.  $13.00 per person.  Tickets on sale at the Saturday morning meeting.

NEW KGC STAFF:   Welcome to the following two new staff members at the Club:   Debbie Soroken, who will be in the office now and while Michele is on leave.   Bill Nagle, who is a member of the maintenance staff and you will see him outdoors.   When you see them, make them feel welcome.

PATIO PARTY:   Sunday March 30, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Enjoy music by Jimmy Spoto.   What could be more fun than dancing by the pool or sitting there enjoying cake and ice cream.   Anyone celebrating a special birthday or anniversary please call the committee.       ---Rosemary Murray 845-781-8519 or Barbara Amatrudo 484-0465

AED/CPR CLASS:   On Friday March 28, at 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. our next AED/CPR class will be held in the Activity Room.   The following names require certification or will need recertified by the day of the class:   John Kureja, Barb & Charles Tompkins, Lee Chiles, Charles Clotfelter, Judy Auerbach, Betty Ulbright, Vicky May, Marge Hufford, George Vargo, George Smatko, Charles Hanlon and Arnold Baldwin.   New members also welcome.   Please call me to sign up.       Emil DePasquale   484-7031

BOOK CLUB will meet on Monday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book and Game Room.   The book this month is "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak.   This novel is about the life of a young German girl during World War II and her trials and tribulations. Death is the narrator, but the book is anything but morbid.   It's a heart-wrenching insight into the lives of German civilians during the Second World War with many light moments as well. The writing style is unique, and many people have fallen in love with this book.  Louis Eichenlaub will be the presenter.   Everyone is welcome to attend.       ---Sandy McIntyre

OHIO CLUB:   Friday April 4th, 2008, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Clubhouse.   Happy hour, bring your own drinks and a hors d'oeuvre to share, sign up sheet on bulletin board.       Mary Lou 484-6807

NY-NJ BREAKFAST:   Our last gathering for the season before you all head north will be on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Crossroads Restaurant.   Please sign up in the Clubhouse.       Any questions call Barth's 485-9714.

KGC COLUMBUS OHIO GATHERING:   Arrangements were made for KGC Ohio owners, renters and non-Ohio friends to meet on June 26, 2008 at Schmidt's German Village, Columbus Ohio for lunch.   Banquet Room located above the restaurant.   Sign up sheet in Clubhouse.   A traditional German Buffet will be served.   The menu and cost per person is posted with the sign up sheet.   Attractions that you may want to consider while in Columbus are:   The Ohio Theatre, The Ohio State Capital, Franklin Park Conservatory, COSI, Anheuser Busch Brewery, Columbus Zoo, Ohio Village Historical Society, and Columbus Museum of Art.       ---Bob Winchester

PRESIDENT'S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BANQUET:   End of Season Golf Outing for Men and Women.   When: Sunday April 6, 2008.   Time: 2:00 p.m.   Where: Calusa Lakes Nine Holes.   Green fees including Cart $24.00.   Catered dinner at King's Gate Clubhouse approximately $15.00.   Happy Hour at King's Gate Clubhouse 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Beer, wine, soft drinks and set-ups included in price of dinner.   To sign up see Vic Griseto and Jim Breitwieser at Saturday Round Table meetings or Call Vic at 488-1788 or Jim at 488-3458.   You can play golf and not attend the dinner and you can attend the dinner and not play golf.   We are limited to 11 to 14 foursomes so sign up early.   Players matched by handicap.   This will be our Fourth Annual Presidents Cup and all who have played in the past Cups have had a great time.   A lot of fun and a wonderful catered banquet at our King's Gate Clubhouse.

SPRING DANCE - "SAILING INTO SPRING"   KGC Round Table presents FREE Saturday April 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.   Music by "Girl Talk".   BYOB and hors d'oeuvres.   You MUST have a ticket to attend.   Tickets available today.       ---Reo Leach, 301 Ave. of Dukes, 484-3780

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   Come join us for an evening of light classical music and recordings of some the World's great Orchestra's and Musicians on Saturday March 29th at the Clubhouse 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.   If you haven't been to one of these evenings "because Classical Music is not my thing" .......perhaps you "took a dive in the deep end with Bartok or Schoenberg"
All of the music is easy listening and will transport you to another world, and, folks the price is right ....FREE.... that includes inflation!       --- Alan & Rosemary 412-3872

NEW OWNER:  Welcome to Jack O'Malley, who has purchased 316 Castle Drive, from Ocean City, NJ, phone 412-0383.   We hope you have many happy years at KGC!

RENTER:   Welcome to Geraldine Chapeton and Nora Land, who are renting 197 Castle Drive for the month of March, from Canadian Lakes, MI.   Enjoy your stay at the Club!

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Thought you might like to know that my mother, Doris H. King, a former KGC resident and wife of the late Donald M. King, passed away at a nursing home in Wellesley, MA on Thursday, February 7th, 2008.   She was 91.
      Doris and Don moved to KGC from their home in Weston, MA in 1984 and resided at 202 Squire Court until 2002.   Many current residents of KGC may have purchased their homes with Don's help when he was a Real Estate agent specializing in KGC properties.   A Graveside Memorial will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, MA in June.   Memorials may be made in Doris's memory to the National Alzheimer Association.       Sincerely, Wendy A. King, Venice FL (daughter)

LIBRARY NEWS:   We have added several more titles in the Large Print section.   Judith McNaught's Someone to Watch over Me, Halen Coben's The Woods, Barbara Hambly's Wet Grave, and Tom Clancy's The Bear and the Dragon.  
      Due to the limited space for books in the flea market storage room, we have been asked that you do not donate encyclopedia sets, magazines, catalogs or outdated medical books.
      Our library policy is to keep our shelves as accessible as possible for our patrons.   We have moved all books off of the top shelves, which has made us lose five sections of shelving.   To make up for this loss of space, donated books will be selected by the copyright date 2006 to date.   Any book that was donated and not on our shelves, will be stored in the book fair section of the flea market next year.
      Thank you all for making our book fair such a success this year.   Many more thanks to the people who helped unpack our 70 boxes of books, organized them into the different categories, and manned our booth.   Mary Jane Shelby (made our sign post), Mary Ann Diebold, Jackie Barker, Trudy Graney, Liz Borsma, Rose Jones, Phyllis Koenig, Pat Gilbert, Sandy Crawford, Chuck Tompkins and Vicki Miller.       ---Barb Tompkins

VIDEO ROOM:   The following DVD's have been donated:   Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Saving Sarah Cain - New DVD - Bee Movie - Elizabeth the Golden Age - Mr. Brooks - Celine Dion - Vegas Show - Atonement.   Arlene Hyde had money left on her card from Movie Gallery and had to use it since the store is closing.   She purchased the following pre-played DVD's:   Evening - The Kingdom - Elvis - Next - John Paul II - Once - For Your Consideration.   Also donated were some old VCR's - Since we do not have them in our collection I will add them to see if any interest:   From Here to Eternity - Highlander - Gandhi - Tucker - Elizabeth.       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:   Thanks to everyone that joined us at the Silver Foxes, it was a great performance as usual.   We had a total of 106 at the show.   Nice work Irene Bette.
      Sailor Circus:   Friday March 28, 2008, 7:00 p.m. - take your REAL TICKETS not the paper receipts you received when you paid.   We have 100 attending.   Sold out.   Thank you.
      Hard Rock Casino:   Thursday April 3, 2008, 8:15 a.m. bus loading (1 bus only)   Wait list only.   Payments due now.   $25.00, includes round trip transportation, all you can eat buffet, $15.00 in free play, bus drivers tip.
      Cabaret:   Sunday April 13th, 2008, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, payments due at this time $60.00 each.
      Thanksgiving Cruise with VIP World Travel 7 days Eastern Caribbean, pick up at Clubhouse.   November 22nd - November 29th, 2008.   Cruise on the new ms. Eurodam Holland American Line.
      January 29 - February 8, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley 10 nights on the Emerald Princess.  
      April 25 - May 2, 2009 seven night cruise to Bermuda MSC Orchestra.   Check the web page for all details and don't wait to long or you will miss the ship.
      Any questions regarding travel please contact Don or Mary Lou at 484-6807 your Travel Coordinators.
                  HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!

LADIES BILLIARDS:   The second half of league play has ended with the following results:
1st place       --       Inez Mercer (Captain) Lou Grimme, Dee Hicks, Sandy McIntyre
2nd place       --       Margaret Goff (Captain) Vicky May, Melanie Pillar, Angie Richards
3rd place       --       Betty Mohr (Captain) Leota Kelsey, Joan Potts, Jessica Prentice
4th place       --       Kerrie Morawa (Captain) Barbara Amatrudo, Gisele Bossom, Sonia Scheerer
Thanks to the following subs:   Liz Becker, Gigi Conway, Bonnie Douglas, Betty Dowling, Ruth Grimaldi, Sharon Kenney, Lois Luther.   This is a great help to keep the league going.   League play is over for the season but practice and learning will change from Sunday to Monday at 7:00 p.m. as long as there is an interest, starting March 24th.       ---Inez Mercer

BOWLING:   Osprey's are winner of second half.   Roll off between the Panthers and Ospreys will be March 25th.

Tom Patricca 198 - 197 - 181 571
Charles Brady 196 566
Fred Carbone 220 551
Bill Fels 212 524

Ernie Auerbach bowled 187 single game, 62 pins over average.

Two Week Singles Championship:

Bill Fels 1296
Tom Patricca 1271
Ernie Auerbach 1256
Judy Skowron 1161
Mary Ann Lyford 1156
Cheryl Patricca 1148
---Don Fisher

FAIR THANK YOU:   Thanks and many thanks to everyone who participated in the Annual King's Gate Fair.   It's the efforts of many that make it successful.       ---Rex Ingerick, Chairperson

FLORIDA LOTTO RAFFLE BOOTH:   We have completed another KGC Fair and we wish to thank all who purchased raffle tickets and above all those who worked the booth this year: Gordon Hatch, Jim & Pat Bryson, Tom & Elinor Tyler, Phyllis & Frank Koenig, Lou Herbert, Alan Holdway, Wilma Kerns, Larry Jones, Jerry Sceenbaugh, Thurman & Maggie Sorrell and Mary Porzio.   A successful year, we improved our profit margin over last year by more than 9%. The winner was Donna Salwasser of Venice, FL.       Thanks again,   Betty & George Agricola

FAIR THANK YOU:   Many thanks & appreciation to the following people who helped me at the Fair:   Edna & John Zappala, Gerrie Coleman, Debby Hatch, Marge Fulgoni, Millie Wujek, Claire Smith, Joan Potts, Jean Ickes, Maureen Fitzgerald, Liz Boorsma, Judy Auerbach, and all the ladies that brought wonderful baked goods. Thanks to all.       ---Judy Spears - Bake Sale Table

FAIR THANK YOU:   Wow!   What a great group of people we had preparing and serving the food at this years fair.   It would be impossible to thank everyone personally, as there were over 75 people involved.   We truly appreciated everyone's hard work and hope you had some fun along the way too.   Thank you one and all.       ---Jim Purkey and Linda Varty

THOUGHTS:   Our Annual Fair is now over - where has this season gone? - And was again successful, with good weather and lots of people attending this event.   Thanks to Chair Rex Ingerick and ALL his workers.   It was just great to see so many of our owners AND renters working on Friday and Saturday, not to mention the countless hours that were spent in advance of the Fair.   Another event that shows how our residents all work together.       ---SJB

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