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Mary Carpenter
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Dee Hicks
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Vol. XX, No. 17 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 3, 2008

AEROBICS, STRETCH & STRENGTH:   The last class for this season will be Monday May 5th, returning in early November.   Keep fit and have a great summer.       ---Alan & Rosemary

NEW OFFICE PERSONAL:   We have new temporary help in the KGC office.   Her name is Trish Tucker.   We wish her well.

THANK YOU to Helen Tebbets for assuming the Chairmanship of the Tuesday evening Bingo.   And a big thank you to Fred and Janet Lewis for their years of Chairing this event.

THANK YOU:   We wish to thank Dick Phillips for all his work in writing and assembling a manual and chart for the water flushing for KGC.   Thank you Dick.

TRAVEL:   Shows for 2008-2009 have been announced but dates are not confirmed.   If interested fill out a form or email us for what you would like.   Many have already signed up.
November 2008       Best Little Whore House in Texas   --   Wait list
Thanksgiving 2008       White Christmas   --   Wait list
January 2009       Singin in the Rain
March 2009       All Shook Up

Even though shows are wait listed get your name on the wait list as things always change.
E-mail:   Don and Mary Lou

Holiday Branson MO shows December 5 - 9th 2008 through Happy Heart Tours, 5 days and 4 nights.
Seven Spectacular Holiday Productions including the newest show in Town "Noah the Musical and Festival of Lights Tour".   Andy Williams, Christmas on Broadway, Yakov Smirhoff, Tony Orlando with the Lennon sisters, Shoji Tabuci and Bobby Vinton.   Round trip on American Airlines, pick up at your door, 4 nights deluxe accommodations Savannah House Inn of Branson, Local Branson Area Guided Tour, 8 meals including 4 served dinners   4 breakfast.   $1499 twin per person, $1449 triple per person and $1649 per person for single.   EARLY RESERVATIONS WILL GET $100.00   DISCOUNT PER PERSON (FIRST TEN), NEXT TEN $50.00 DISCOUNT OFF FINAL PAYMENT

January Cruise January 29 - February 08, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley 10 days.   Book through VIP World Travel 941-377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448 just tell them you're from Kings Gate Club.   Everyone welcome and have your friends join us.

Bermuda April 25 - May 2, 2009, MSC Orchestra again book through VIP, information above.

We can always be contacted by phone or email if we are away, we pick up our calls on a regular basis, 941-484-6807, leave a message or email:   Don and Mary Lou.
                      ---Don and Mary Lou Travel Coordinators

VIDEO ROOM DONATION:   A new DVD donated to the video room -   "The Legend of Bagger Vance"       ---Jean Ickes

VENICE LITTLE THEATER:   If you are interested in a "Behind the Curtains Look" at the Venice Little Theater, you may call Irene Bette, 483-3353, and she will help you make the arrangements.

THANK YOU:   I want to thank everyone for the support and for the donations to the Jimmy Fund that I have received recently.   When I am riding those 85 miles this summer, I will keep in mind all those that supported me and also those who are fighting that dreadful disease, cancer.   It is wonderful to live in a place like KGC, to have a "family" that really cares.   Also, I know that many of you are members of the local Moose.   You might be interested to know that the Ladies of the Moose donated a very generous check of $250 to me.   Now you know where all that raffle money and 50-50 money goes --- to worthwhile causes!!   Thanks again.   (I will let you all know how the ride went after August 2)       ---Debby Hatch   122 Camelot

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   I am reaching out for volunteers for the Food Pantry Program.   We need someone to help once a month during the summer months while a lot of our regulars have gone north.   It's just 3 hours, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the South County Food Pantry on the Island.   It is easy and quite rewarding work.   If you can give some of your time, please call Joan Cherwa at 488-2794.       Thank you.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sandy McIntyre as the new president of the Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County.   The Literacy Volunteers tutor in English and Reading to help people better their lives and become useful citizens.   This is a big job, and a huge responsibility -   best wishes to you, Sandy.

LIBRARY PATRONS:   Please sign out your books!   Unsigned books are lost to the other patrons when they look for them.   In a short inventory the other day through the A & B authors, there are 46 books missing.   Signing out books does two things:
1. It allows the library staff to see if the book is circulating.
2. It lets others know what unit has the book if they want to borrow it.
Thanks to all who have been signing out books.   To protect yourselves from people who just go into the return basket and take books out without putting the cards in and signing them out, please put the cards back in the book pocket and cross out your name.   That way, you are protecting yourselves.   We will put the books back on the shelves.       ---Thank you for your cooperation, Barb Tompkins

NEW LAWN SERVICE:   Beginning in June, KGC will have a new lawn service crew.   The name of the service is Nanak.

CORRECTION:   Last week the newsletter included a new address and phone number for Ginny Ewing, who lived at 323 King Arthur Court.   The phone number was incorrectly listed.   The correct phone number for Ginny is 330-264-2166

CHANNEL 33 CHANGE:   For the summer months, please send articles for Channel 33 to Dee Hicks at  or 45 King Arthur Dr. or 485-2482.   Thank you.

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