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Vol. XX, No. 46 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 22, 2008

OFFICE CLOSING:   The Club office will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for Thanksgiving holiday.

CORRECTION:   Correct name of one of our new residents at 32 Castle Drive is Adrienne Rozell (not Kozell).   We apologize for the error.

THANKSGIVING DINNER:   King's Gate Round Table presents the 2008 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Clubhouse on November 27, 2008.   Social 1:00 PM, Dinner 2:00 PM, BYOB.   Tickets are being sold today. The price is $8.00 per person.       ---Jerrine and Walt Smith 488-9669.

LAWN MOWING & TRIMMING:   The landscape company will mow & trim our property today and tomorrow in order to give their employees time off for the Thanksgiving holiday.       ---Charles, KGC Manager

MEMO FROM OUR MANAGER, CHARLES:   drinking water is tested on a daily basis.   It consistently tests better than the public drinking water.   Therefore, it is not necessary for you to have any outside agency test our water on an individual basis.

ORCHIDS:   To Bud Porzio who sells 50/50 tickets each Saturday morning at the Round Table meeting.   Not only is there a lucky winner each week, but our Club gets half of the proceeds.   Thanks for your work, Bud.

ORCHIDS:   To Lorraine and Ben Quirion, who have volunteered to again chair the New Year's Eve Dance.

THANK YOU:   A note to thank the ladies who made and presented me a prayer shawl.   It was a surprise, but knowing the amount of time and all the prayers that went with it, I do feel truly blessed.   Thank you ladies in the KGC Prayer Shawl Group so much.       ---Betty Hamilton

THANK YOU:   Approximately 100 people attended the Ice Cream Social Patio Party of November 16th.   Entertainment was provided by The Kool Katz.   Thank you to Gene and Mickey Fournier, Mary Ann Lyford and Rose Jones for helping to make this party such a big success.       ---Angie and Loretta

DEAR KING'S GATE FRIENDS:   Again I would like to thank all of you for the get well cards, phone calls, offers of help and delicious food.   We surely do appreciate it.   It has been two months and my severe back pain is no better.   However, I'll be starting a new program of injections and hopefully they will reduce the pain and strengthen the bone.   Your prayers will always be welcome.       Sincerely, Jeanne Steele

HORSE RACE-PIZZA PARTY:   This party last Saturday evening was attended by about 140 persons.   Pizza was delicious (as usual).   The races were fun.   And the race which was narrated by Cheryl Patrrica was a highlight of the evening.   Mary and Bud Porzio chaired this event and were helped by MANY people.   Thanks to all of you for your help.   And, the lucky recipients of the gift certificates were happy, too.

VIDEO:   DVD's added:   Get Smart - Kung Fu Panda - Becoming Jane - I'm Not There  
Donated  Seasons   DVD  1- 2 -3-  The  Seinfeld TV Series       ---Jean Ickes

LIBRARY NOTES:   Check out some of our bodacious biographies.   Many of you have seen the series of John Adams, now read the book.   A modern tale of slavery that still exists in Africa, Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok.   Can Obama do a Lincoln?   Read Team of Rivals of how Lincoln had a diverse team of his cabinet. Hollywood success story of Denzel Washington in A Hand to Guide Me.       --- Barb Tompkins

BINGO:   You are all invited to come and have a lot of fun and win at Bingo, every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse.       ---Helen Tebbetts

PATIO PARTY:   The Patio Party last Sunday was held inside due to CHILLY weather.   It was an enjoyable afternoon with music by The Kool Katz.   People listened and danced to their music.   The ice cream sundaes and cookies were delicious.   Thanks to Co-Chairs Loretta Brian and Angie Richards and to their committee:   Mickey and Gene Fournier, Mary Ann Lyford and Rose Jones.

KGC NEEDS YOU:   Want to make a positive contribution to our wonderful Community?   If so, we encourage you to run for a position serving on either the Round Table Committee or the Board of Directors in the up coming elections.   Both of these functions require volunteers who are willing and eager to continue making our Community a great place to live.   KGC is truly a "Piece of Paradise". Your talent, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm is needed to help continue making that so.   If you would like to know more about this rewarding experience and what is involved, please give us a call, thank you.
Rosemary Holdway, Secretary Round Table Committee, Alan Holdway, Secretary Board of Directors  412-3872

WELCOME TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD:   Saturday, December 6th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM the King's Gate Club is going to sponsor a Holiday Tour of Homes.   All homes that are presently for sale will be open.   In addition, we are encouraging residents to participate in this tour by opening their homes for friends to visit and view recent renovations, Christmas decorations, etc.   Anyone interested in having their home on the tour of homes, please contact the Real Estate Office.

REGATTA:   Sunday December 14 at 1:30 PM will start our 2008 season of the regatta.   For the new residents of the Club, we gather at the pool and race remote control boats of all sizes and shapes.   All genders welcome. We serve hot dogs and drinks and in the past some wonderful ladies have donated tasty cookies and other goodies.   We ask for donations for the food, no tickets or charges are placed on this event.   We are looking for new people to join in the fun this year.   Should you be interested and have any questions, we will be holding a short meeting on the patio directly after the meeting, this morning, November 15.       ---Roland Carey

BOWLING:

Bowler High Game   High Series
Jim Purkey 205 442
Marcia Nolin 177 486
Tom Patricca 191 487
Mary Ann Lyford 175 490
---Don Fisher

MEN'S GOLF:   We are making plans to get the KGC Men's 18 Hole Golf League 2008/2009, up and running.   We are making inquiries at several golf courses and trying to secure prices based on 4 - 6 foursomes each week on Wednesday, starting time 10:30 to 11:00 AM.   Fill out a sign-up slip in the Clubhouse and turn it in no later than Sunday noon before the Wednesday you want to play.   It is important to follow this procedure to meet course booking deadlines and secure the necessary Tee times.   You may invite guests to play with you by adding their name and 18 hole handicap to your sign-up slip.   We will use the Blind Draw method for selecting foursomes unless you have a strong reason to create your own foursome.       ---Vic Griseto, 298 Ave. of Dukes, 488-1788

LADIES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, featuring the Year of the Bike, will be Wednesday, December 3, at Venetian Golf and River Club.   Tickets are $22.00.   We will also begin accepting your contributions for bikes at that time.

NY-NJ OUTING:   Annual NY-NJ outing to Millie's Restaurant on Clark Rd. in Sarasota on Thursday, December 4, 2008 for lunch at 1:00 PM.   Sign up in club house.   Any questions call Eleanor Barth 485-9714.   Hope to see all of you there.

TRAVEL:   Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008, bus will load at 4:00 PM, headed to Broadway Palm Dinner Theater for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas.   We are sold out and I don't have a wait list, so if something comes up please try and find a replacement, no refunds at this late date.  

December 11th, 2008, The Pirates Christmas Dinner Adventure in Orlando was cancelled due to not having enough groups booked.  I was as unhappy as most of you were, sorry.

January 18th 2009, Singin in The Rain, many of you signed up last spring, check the list to see if you're booked I have reserved the seats, payment is due.  $62.00 wait listed.  March 1st, 2009, All Shook Up, $62.00 wait listed.  Check the list to see if you're on.

January 24th, Saturday Matinee, Farewell engagement to see Riverdance, this trip is through Happy Heart tours, lunch will be included and dessert prior to the show.  Mid front orchestra seating, $129.00 cash or check, reservations have to be in by December 15th, 2008, any questions see us at the travel desk.   

April 25-May 2, 2009, 7 nights aboard MSC Orchestra to Bermuda 67 signed up, we would love for you to join us, flyers at the travel desk.  Call VIP World Travel to book your cabin 377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448.
Travel with King's Gate Club, leave all the planning and troubles to us.
      **Don and Mary Lou Richmond Travel Coordinators 484-6807  
      **Sandy & John Eade Travel Partners 484-4440

WEB SITES:   Here are a couple of interesting web sites:   www.anysoldier.com   visit this one to learn how you can write to a soldier to send a gift package plus other things.   Another interesting site is:   www.forgottensoldiers.org.

INFORMATION:   Below is URL to use if you wish to have the Florida Police aware of emergency contacts in case needed.   You are able to list two (2) entries only, which should be fine for most of us.
This is a very good idea for all of us.   https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer

THOUGHTS:   As Thanksgiving Day is almost here, it is time to slow down for a minute and count our many blessings (even with all the bad news on TV and in the newspapers).   We are fortunate for our families and our friends.   And, it is a true blessing to be a resident of King's Gate Club and enjoy our wonderful life style which includes activities and friends.       ---SJB


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