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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson
Sue Logan
, Editor
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Vol. XXIII, No. 4 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida January 23, 2010

HEALTHLINE:   Arnold Baldwin, 169 Duchess Avenue, is not able to return to KGC this season.   Congested heart failure has necessitated his 24 hr. use of oxygen.   A portable generator enables him to get out and about, however.   He would like everyone to know, he deeply appreciates all the prayers and cards that he has received.   ? Vic - 488-1788.   Cards may be sent to his MA address.

THANK YOU King's Gaters, for all the caring!   The cards, prayers, calls, visits, food and concern of all of you, I appreciate so much, and Bob too.   This is such a wonderful community and great people.   Thank you again, for everything!       ---Betty and Bob Winchester

BOOK CLUB:   Monday, January 25 at 1 PM, in the Library.   Dewey, the Small Town Library Cat, by Vicki Myron; presenter, Eleanor Barth.   Heartwarming story of an abandoned kitten that becomes a legend in a small Iowa community.   All are welcome to join us for this book discussion.       ---Betty Dowling, 484-8380

MULCH DAY will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 starting at 9:00 AM.   If you want to help, please meet at the pool area with gloves and a yard rake, if you have one.       ---Charles Clotfelter, KGC Manager

ATTENTION ALL LADY GOLFERS:   A nine-hole scramble will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at Calusa Lakes.   We'll meet for lunch at 1 pm and begin our game at 2:20 pm.   The scramble fee is $5.00.   We have three t-times, so be sure to sign up in the clubhouse by noon on Sunday, January 24 to reserve your spot.   Questions?   Call Mary Carpenter or Sue Simmons.

PENNSYLVANIA-WEST VIRGINIA LUNCHEON on Wed., Jan. 27th at 12:30 PM at Millie's Restaurant, 3900 Clark Rd.   All PA and WV residents past & present and their friends are welcome.   Please sign-up at the back of the Clubhouse and wear your nametag.   Questions ~ call Ruth Fleck at 484-8398.

MOVIE:   Jan. 27th, will be (500) Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, a quirky romantic comedy about love and fate.   A young greeting card writer is searching for the girl of his dreams; his new co-worker may be the one. Rated PG-13.   Planet Earth at 7 PM. Movie at 7:30.      ---Arlene

LINE DANCING is canceled on Thursday, January 28, as I will be out of town.       ---June McMains

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM:   The second class, scheduled for Jan. 28 & Jan. 29, has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment.       ---Jessica Prentice, 488-5267

9 HOLES GOLF LEAGUE:   Thursday afternoons at Waterford.   NEW PRICE $ 26.75.      ---Ben Q., 484-3134

SOLOS:   Please join us, Thursday, January 28th, at 5 PM, at WaterfronToo.   Early bird specials and half-priced drinks available.   Please sign up.      ??   Call Jeanne Winget, 485-3121 or Alex Ferris, 485-8098.

GREAT LAKES LUNCHEON:   Thursday, February 4th, 12:30 PM at Millie's Restaurant, 3900 Clark Rd.   If you are from any of the great lakes area (Minn., Mich., Illinois, Ind., Wisc. or Canada), please join us.   Please sign up at back of clubhouse and wear your name tag.      ---Loretta (488-0664) or Dot (480-1544).

BEGINNING KNITTING AND CROCHETING:   Did you ever wonder about learning something new?   Maybe, just brush up on a little used skill.   Now is your chance.   Classes will begin Thursday, Feb. 4th, at 11 AM, in the Activities Room, for anyone interested in learning to knit or crochet.   Experienced and very patient, excellent teachers will be present for possible one on one instructions.   Everyone is welcome.   Materials will be provided.   Please join us. ??, call Rose 412-1988.

SUPER BOWL "44" PARTY:   Tickets will be on sale starting today, January 16 through February 6 for the Super Bowl Party, which is on Sunday, February 7, 2010.   Enjoy the game on the "big screen" with your friends.   Snacks at 5:30 PM.   Subs at 6:00 PM.   Kickoff approx. 6:28 PM.   Ice cream bars are also included for the price of $6.   BYOB.   "Pool" squares will also be available for sale.   Even if your team is not in the Super Bowl, you can get in the spirit and cheer for someone else's team.   If you have any questions, call Gene & Mickey   -   488-8281

PATRIOTIC NIGHT 2010:   Recognition of military veterans, fire fighters, law enforcement officers and other occupations that serve the public good.   Many Faces of Old Glory is the story about our American flag.   You can't tell the story about the flag, without telling the story about the USA:  who we are, where we came from and how we got here.   It's a grade school history lesson, one we should never forget!   Come to the Clubhouse at 5:48 PM, on February 10th, for some social time; then you will be served hot dogs and apple pie (the all American dish).   Vane Scott's video at 7 PM.   Donations accepted for the dogs and pie.   So remember, on Wednesday, February 10th, it's a date at 5:48 PM.       ---George Becker

NEW ENGLAND LUNCH BUFFET:   It's time for our New England get-together again.   All New England residents, friends, renters and guests are welcome to join us for a Lunch Buffet on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 12:30 PM at Dimitri's at 405 US 41 By Pass North, Venice.   Sign up on the sheet in the Clubhouse and meet us there.   Please wear your nametags.   Any questions call Gene and Mickey - 488-8281

H1N1 FLU SHOTS will be available at no charge in the Book & Game Room from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010.   If you want to receive this shot, please sign up in the KGC office.

KING'S GATE CLUB TALENT SHOW will be on Saturday, February 13th.   Tickets ($5.00 per person) will be sold at the Saturday morning meetings on January 30th and February 6th.   We expect a sell out show, as in the past, so get your tickets early.   The ticket price includes beer, wine and soft drinks prior to the show and punch and cookies at intermission.   Doors open at 6 PM; show starts at 7 PM.   (Acts needed).   Producers:   Chuck and Jan Collins, 488-5065; Curt and Linda MacMillan, 484-8927.

ATTENTION ALL KGC CHAIRPERSONS:   Please submit your 2010 budget requests (income and expenses) in writing, to Jim Alex, 35 Castle Dr., by February 15, 2010.

NY-NJ LUNCHEON on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Leftcoast Seafood Restaurant at 12:30 PM.   Please sign up, wear you name tags.   Any questions call Eleanor 485-9714.

"DEAL ME IN" CARD AND GAME PARTY will be Thurs., Feb. 25, 1:00-4:00 PM, at Village on the Isle to benefit Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County.   (Former KGC resident, Lois Dievendorf, recommended this change of location from last year.)   Call Sandy McIntyre at 412-0107 to reserve a table for four or more.   $10 per person.   Make out checks to Literacy Volunteers and mail to 300 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice, FL  34285, or give to Sandy McIntyre.   Please bring your own cards or games such as Dominoes or Scrabble and $$ for the 50/50 drawing and "Teacup Auction" to win great prizes.   Village on the Isle is furnishing refreshments.   Park behind Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790 S. Tamiami Trail "on the Island" near the Village on the Isle buildings and enter the Mark Manor lobby.   You'll enjoy a fun afternoon, and you'll help this non-profit continue to provide tutoring to local adults who want to change their lives for the better by improving their reading or by learning to speak, read, and write English.       ---Sandy McIntyre

CRAFTERS:   HELP!!!   Items desperately needed for the Fair's Craft Booth.   There is still time.   Please consider making something.   Nothing was left over from last year.       ??   Elsie, 445-4813 or Rose, 412-1988

PLEASE NOTE in your KGC Directory, the local phone number for Claire Smith:   941-484-8761.

BOWLING:

HIGH GAME HIGH SERIES
Dick Schleicher 221 592
Dick Lyford 201 533
Fred Carbone 206 526
Bowling Award's Dinner - Thursday, March 11, 2010.             ---Don Fisher

NEW DVD added this week:  The Hurt Locker.   Donated DVD - The Land of the Lost.   ALSO trying to track down two DVDs that have been missing, so once again check to see if you have them, and please return to Video Room:   Julie and Julia and also, Angels & Demons.   Someone put another person's house No. on Angels and Demons, but that person NEVER took it out...  Thanks, Jean Ickes

MONDAY SHUFFLEBOARD - January 18, 2010  -  Ralph Garver

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 6 84 60
2 2 83 61
3 1 78.5 65.5
4 3 76 68
5 5 73.5 70.5
6 4 70.5 73.5
7 7 61.5 82.5
8 8 52 92

THURSDAY SHUFFLEBOARD - January 21, 2010  -  Ralph Garver

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 1 24 12
2 2 22 14
3 6 20 16
4 5 18 18
5 3 17 19
6 4 15 21
7 8 14 22
8 7 9 27

WELCOME PARTY:   Thanks to the large group of residents who attended the party on Wednesday evening, January 13, to welcome new owners at the Club.   This party was sponsored by the Welcome Committee and the Solos Group.   Our new owners introduced themselves.   Music was provided before and after the program by Ron Carpenter for our listening pleasure.   Several people spoke about the Club:  John Eade, Board of Directors; George Agricola, Round Table Committee; Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinator; Alan Holdway, Music Appreciation and Aerobics; and Chuck McIntyre, picture taking for new owners, and for any other Club members, who want to update their picture.   A BIG THANK YOU to all who worked to prepare and serve refreshments.       ---Shirley Bethke and Martha Hicks

LUAU:   A HUGE THANK YOU to Tom Hicks, for chairing this very successful party - and also to his committee:  Judy Blow, Ann Kellum, Gerry Coleman, Judy Spears, Jim Alex, Chuck and Mary Jane Shelby, Jim Diebold, Jim Walker, Angie Richards, Dick Lyford, Tom and Kathleen Olsen, Linda and Jack Varty, Gene and Mickey Fournier, Chuck and Sandy McIntyre, Rod and Lucy Kent, Roland and Gloria Carey, Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Bob Sudmann, Ron and Mary Carpenter, Martha Hicks, Charlie Fote, and any other folks who worked on the committee - thanks to all of you.   The natives in the canoes were Chuck Shelby, Dick Lyford, Jim Walker, Rod Kent, Jack Varty, Roland Carey, Don Richmond and Neil Crane. The dancer was Kioki (Betty Jean Brooks) and her Hawaiian Hula Dancers.   Thanks, too, to the folks who donated decorations for the hall.   The food was delicious, the program very enjoyable, and it was a delightful evening.  By the way, the event was sold out with a waiting list.       ---SJB

TRAVEL:
January 24 -  George M, Sold Out.   Buses will load at 9:45 AM and leave at 10:00 for Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, bus schedules on travel desk.
February 10 -  Wednesday.  HARD ROCK CASINO, SIGN UP NOW...$25.00
March 7   -   The King and I.   $64.00.   Wait List.
March 18   -   Silver Foxes.   Great show at Venice Theatre; support our own Irene Bette.   Excellent seats; reserve your seat now… $22.00.
March 26   -   Sailor Circus.   Support our young children of Sarasota County; great show for $15.00.   Reserve your seats now.
April 18   -   Ring of Fire.   (Tribute to Johnny Cash).   Wait List.   $64.00
April 22   -   Ring of Fire.   (Thursday evening).   OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE...BOOK NOW...$65.00

JANUARY 28: DOCUMENT PARTY FOR OASIS OF THE SEAS. 3 PM AT 70 KING ARTHUR DR.   THIS IS FOR THE FOLKS BOOKED ON THIS CRUISE.   REFRESHMENTS.   REGRETS ONLY, 484-6807.

*** Where shall we travel next?   I AM OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS.

I HAVE RESERVED SPACE FOR A 10 DAY SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ON THE EMERALD PRINCES.   PAST PASSENGERS MAY GET A REDUCED RATE.
DATES:   JANUARY 27-- FEB. 6, 2011.   FLYERS   WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK, SO CHECK THE DATES OUT NOW!

PRINCESS EARLY BOOKING WEEK WILL BE JANUARY 28 - FEB.11TH, 2010; REDUCED DEPOSIT AND ON BOARD COUPON BOOKLET.

REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY TRAVEL NEEDS, VIP WORLD TRAVEL IS OUR TRAVEL PARTNER AND BY BOOKING WITH THEM, THE KINGS GATE CLUB BENEFITS.   CHECK OUT THEIR RATES.....ASK FOR SUE OR ALLAN   377-0010 OR 1-800-323-7448 TOLL FREE, NATIONWIDE.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above or have any travel questions, please feel free to contact Mary Lou at 484-6807 or at drichmond@comcast.net.
                 Don and Mary Richmond, Travel Coordinators; John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners

RETURN RENTERS:   Welcome back to Allan and Judy Morris, who are at 277 Ave. of Queens.   They are from Powell, OH.   Here until April 15.   We are happy you are back with us at KGC.   Enjoy your stay!

ANNUAL MEETING:   The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors was held on January 19.   Elected to the Board were Alan Holdway, Mike McDonald, Wren McMains, Tom Patricca and Don Richmond.   Officers for the next year will be:
     President   -   John Eade
     Vice President   -   Tom Patricca
     Secretary   -   Alan Holdway
     Treasurer   -   Neil Crane
Retiring from the BOD are Linda MacMillan and Dick Lyford.   Thanks for all the work you have done for us, while serving on the Board.

Elected to the Round Table Committee were Rosemary Holdway, Don Lambiotte, Kathleen Olsen and Julie Walker.   Many thanks to George Agricola and Lois Luther, who are retiring from the Committee, for all your work on our behalf.

THOUGHTS:   Obviously all who ran for the Board of Directors and the Round Table could not be elected.   The slate for each group was excellent - so good, in fact, that it was almost impossible to make a decision on who to vote for.   Hope that each one of you will continue to work for the benefit of the Club - and even think about running for office again next year.       ---SJB