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Vol. XX, No. 15 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 19, 2008

THANK YOU:   To all the beautiful friends and neighbors at KGC, thank you so much for all the food, flowers, cards, and visits.   It truly helps to know that people care.       Pat Sellner

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   Tonight, April 19th, in the Clubhouse 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. is the last evening of Music appreciation this season.   We have Music by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Telemann, Quantz and Strauss. Lemonade will be provided, please feel free to bring and share snacks.   Bring friends, bring cushions, no entrance fee, no exit fee (my life already what a deal).   Just sit back, relax and let the music transport you to another World.       ---Alan & Rosemary Holdway 412-3872

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to Martha and Tom Hicks who have purchased 105 King Arthur Drive.   They are from China, Maine, and they plan to become full-time residents at the Club.   We hope you enjoy many happy years here!

CONDOLENCES:   Our condolences to the family of Norman Campion, 264 Camelot Dr. who passed away on April 9, 2008 at his daughter's in Venice FL.   Norman was a past president of KGC.   Private Military services were held.

CONDOLENCES:   Our condolences to the family of Rita Orzechowski, 163 Duchess Ave. who passed away on April 10, 2008 peacefully at home where she had lived since 1994.   She was the widow of Joseph Orzechowski and leaves her sons Joseph of Venice FL and Richard of Barrington IL.   She also leaves four grandchildren and two great grand children.   Rita loved tap dancing and ballet in her younger days.   Rita was a past Hospice volunteer and was active in KGC.   She loved music and the Saturday morning meetings and enjoyed the people of KGC.   A memorial service and burial was in MA.   A Memorial Mass at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice on April 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life at Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice FL on the island will take place.   All are invited.   Memorial contributions may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

LIBRARY:   Spring time is here -- while packing and cleaning, look for the books you borrowed from the library. All 2007 borrowers will be contacted for overdue books. Thanks for your cooperation, Barb Tompkins

LIBRARY:   New titles added this week:
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - One woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia.
Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman - Another mystery on the Navajo reservation with Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.

HISTORICAL FILMS:   The Tuesday night movies are over for the season.   Last year it was World War II, this year we've gone from Chinese history of 2000 years ago, to Galileo, to the Mayflower, to Ben Franklin, to freight trains and history of the development of Dams, the St Lawrence Seaway and Intercoastal Waterway.   Tuesday we ended with Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.   Come join us again in the fall ... you get to pick the shows.

COMPUTER USERS:   Anyone interested in getting an occasional tip about programs we discussed this year or recommendations of new websites or programs to explore, e-mail Wren and he'll include you on the mailing list.   We won't be meeting again until fall.

SYMPATHY:   A former resident, Wydell Rood passed away on Sunday April 13th of COPD and emphysema.   He left behind his wife Jan, 2 children, Davis and Linda and 2 grandchildren.   The memorial will be in Conn.   Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Jan Rood, 150 Cook Hill Road, Apt. 5350, Cheshire CT 06410.

TRAVEL:   The Travel desk is closed today.   Get your reduced deposits in for January 2009 Cruise April l7th-23rd, 2008.   Call VIP World Travel for your reservations 377-0017
Thank you for everyone that traveled to Cabaret, we had a little bus trouble but everyone was so kind and patient...thank you so much.
Hard Rock April 29th sold out, pay up by next Saturday to keep your seat.
See you all next week, we are on R&R this week and back on the 19th of April.
Questions leave messages on our phone 484-6807 and we will get back with you ASAP.
                         ---Don and Mary Lou

SPRING DANCE:   "Sailing Into Spring" Dance was held last Saturday evening and was well-attended.   Music was by "Girl Talk" and the music was varied and enjoyable.   The food provided by the guests was delicious.   The dance was chaired by Reo and Harley Leach, and they write as follows:   "A big thanks to our committee:   Walt Smith for tickets and posters, Doris and Jay Dupler for purchase of decorations, Jack Gregory for building boats, Sandy and John Eade for decorating boats.   Also thanks to Toni and Bob Swain, Jeanne and Norm Randall, Ellie and Don Lambiotte, Terry and Charlie Hanlon, Judy and Wayne Crippin, and Janet and Arnold Baldwin for helping in many ways.   Great committee!"

And, we also want to say a big THANK YOU to Reo and Harley Leach,
who chaired the committee  -  as they have done for several other Spring Dances in former years.

CANCER DONATIONS:   We are the daughter and granddaughter of Judy and Joe Spears.   We thank you for your support last year and we are again this year committing ourselves to a 3 day 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer research.   We have agreed to raise $4,400.00 to participate and any help you may give us will be appreciated.   Please give any donations to Judy Spears and she will forward to us.   Thank you, Suzanne & Nicole

THOUGHTS:   We've had another great season at KGC.   I think of ALL the volunteers who make this such a GREAT place to live.   It is said many hands make light work, and this is a proven fact at the Club.   And, of course, many activities continue for those who are here during the summer.   Our lives are enriched by being residents at Kings Gate Club!       ---SJB

Michele and her twin girls.

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