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Vol. XX, No. 41 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 18, 2008

WELCOME KGC RESIDENTS:   Come and meet your Board of Directors Thursday October 23, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.   Pastries and coffee will be served.   Board of Directors meeting to follow at 9:00 a.m.

HEALTHLINE:   Judy Spears, 199 Squire Ct., fell at home breaking her left arm in three places.   This break includes her wrist and hand.   She will be in a cast for about six weeks.   Joe is doing all that he can to help her by cooking, cleaning and whatever is needed.   Judy says he is doing a good job.   Your cards and prayers are appreciated.       ---Rae Burmaster, Healthline Chairperson

THANK YOU to all my friends at KGC for the cards, phone calls, visits, food, and especially the prayers following my knee replacement surgery.   Thanks also to the KGC knitters for the beautiful prayer shawl given to me this past summer.   We are grateful to be living in such a caring and loving community.       Marilyn Phillips

THANK YOU to all the Kings Gaters for the cards, phone calls, prayers and well wishes.   We appreciate all our friends at Kings Gate.   Leo cannot drive right now but as soon as he gets the green light we will be leaving for there.   Miss you all.       Love, Mary Lou and Leo Caron.

OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES to the family of Francis Colacino, 232 Duchess Avenue, who passed away in Utica NY on Tuesday October 14, 2008.   He lived in Newark NY.   He had lived at KGC since 1985 with his wife Josephine who passed away several years ago.   He leaves his beloved daughters Margaret Batson and Mary Jo Kalwara.   He also leaves four beloved grandchildren.   He enjoyed wintering at KGC.   Condolences may be sent to his daughter Mary Jo Kalwara, 348 Russia Rd., Poland NY 13431.

VOTING IN KGC CLUBHOUSE:   Kathy Dent, Supervisor of Elections, is expecting a record voter turnout for the election on November 4th.   She is requesting that we park all vehicles away from the entrance to the polling room so voters may use the spots closest to the door.   (The voters use the door on the Avenue of Queens side of the Club House.)   Also due to the congestion, please do not use the video library on that Tuesday.
Thank you,   Charles Clotfelter, General Manager

MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH:   Beginning October 27th, we will meet 2 mornings a week - Monday and Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse.   This is a fun gentle exercise program for seniors.   It is designed to help improve your flexibility and balance.   Hope you will give this a try and join us.   C U there!!!       ---Gigi 488-7810

VIDEO:   Two new DVD's - Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - and The Visitor.       ---Jean Ickes

GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS:   Friday, October 31, is quickly approaching.   Plan to attend the Halloween Party 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.   There will be a costume parade with prizes for the favorite costumes.   Tickets on sale October 18th and 25th for $5 per person.   BYOB and "finger foods" for the goodie table.       ---Sandy and Chuck McIntyre

BOWLING:   High Game,   High Series
Mary Lyford       201,             496
Lou Herbert       192,             503
Pearl Gardner     170,             468
Please write down your scores.
We need three new bowlers.  If you would like to join call Don Fisher at 485-0770 or Ben Quirion at 484-3134.

FLU SHOTS:   Sign up time for the flu shots will begin October 25th, at the Saturday meetings ONLY.   The flu shots will be given November 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Thank you for your cooperation.       ---Eleanor Gregory

LIBRARY NOTES::   3 more audio books.
      Stories of Louis L'Amour Volume 1 Ride You Tonto Raiders -Matt Sabre, a young gunfighter, shoots a man and tries to make amends by defending the man's family ranch.
      War Party- A teenage boy, and young woman and a man come together in time of crisis.
      Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.   An all star quarterback, a young woman dressed in a beaver suit, a charismatic aging rock star, and 11 year old desperately seeking a family, and a bitter old woman who hates them all become entangled in one another's lives.       ---Barb Tompkins


MEDICAL FORMS:   Everyone needs a medical form filled out or updated, please do this today, must have them in order to travel. We have the forms and ONLY SMALL ENVELOPES.....THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TRAVEL DESK.

November 27, 2008:   Thanksgiving Day, we leave about 4:00 p.m. have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with our friends; the play is Irving Berlin's White Christmas   $65.00.  We have 6 seats still open, consider joining us, see us today.

SURPRISE:   The Pirate's Christmas Dinner Adventure has been booked, Yo Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!   Join Magee the Elf on a high flying Pirate Adventure, delicious food, guest interaction, and our own holiday magic will make this a yuletide tradition you will always treasure.   This show will be in Orlando, Florida.   We will arrive at 12:00 p.m., pre show at 12:30 p.m. and lunch and show at 1:00 p.m.   Round trip transportation, bus driver tip, lunch, taxes and gratuity $62.00 plus a few extras SIGN UP TODAY.   Experience a magical Christmas on the High Seas.   Date:   Thursday December 11th, 2008, leaving about 8:30 a.m.

January 29-February 8, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley on the Emerald Princess, consider joining us for a great 10 days.

April 25-May 2, 2009 7 nights aboard MSC Orchestra to Bermuda, 67 have already booked, call VIP World Travel and book your cabin 377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448.

Any questions contact Don and Mary Lou your Travel Coordinators   484-6807

SALUTE LAW CHANGES for Retired Soldiers and other veterans.   The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 110-181) changed Section 9, Title 4, U.S. Code, which covers "Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag."   Following is that section of the U.S. Code, as reworded.   "During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present in uniform should render the military salute.   Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute.   Al other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.   Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention.   All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes."

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