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Vol. XXIII, No. 10 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida March 6, 2010

HEALTHLINE:   My dear friends at KGC, I wish to thank you, one and all, for the many, many cards and prayers that have been sent to me during my illness.   I'm on a good recovery with Gloria at my side.   With all our love,  Vince Caudy

CONDOLENCES:   Former KGC owner, Jim Veverka, passed away last week in Illinois.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol.   Our sympathy to his family.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Peter Helfrich, of 239 Ave. of Barons, who died on Feb. 22.   He was predeceased by his wife, Martha.   Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast NY, One Mustang DR, Cohoes, NY  12047 or online, at

CONDOLENCES:   Ernie Auerbach, of 49 King Arthur Dr., passed away on Feb. 25th.   Our deepest sympathy to his wife, Judy, and their family.   Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., or the Venice Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or Music Program.

JUST a NOTE of THANKS to everyone that helped me set up the hall, move tables, cut greenery and clean up after the memorial for Ernie Auerbach on Sunday 2/28/2010.   I don't want to mention names as I would feel bad if I missed anyone, but you're all "SPECIAL", thank you.   Mary Lou Richmond, Memorial Committee

KGC CLOTHING:   Due to more requests, I will order more KGC clothing on Monday, March 8th.   This will ensure delivery in time for The Fair.   Place your order at this morning's meeting or call Mary Jane Shelby at 484-4612.   Payment due at time of delivery - checks preferred (made out to King's Gate Round Table).

MUSIC APPRECIATION:   Tonight, March 6th from 7 to 9 PM at the Clubhouse, all are welcome to join us for an evening of great recordings of music by Handel, Gershwin and Vaughn Williams in the first half.   After the break, a video featuring the Moscow Virtuosi, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin, play Mozart's Salzburg Symphony No 1 followed by his Sinfonia Concertante.   Feel free to bring finger food to share during the break; lemonade will be provided.       ---Alan & Rosemary 412-3872

ATTENTION KGC RENTERS:   If you are a returning renter and want your information listed in the new directory, please contact Maureen Fitzgerald ASAP at 484-5113.   Otherwise, the renters who do not respond will be deleted.   Thank you.

NOTICE:   What new activities, ideas or events would you like to see at KGC?   Let your Round Table know at the business meeting today, Saturday March 6th, or at anytime, by e-mail or letter.   We welcome your suggestions.       ---Rosemary Holdway

WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT:   At our meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at 8:30 AM, in the Activities Room, we will have a special guest, Mark Ferguson.   He will bring his enthusiasm for losing weight, along with new ideas, recipes and a special surprise!  Many of us have had the privilege of meeting with Mark and his wife last year.   He will truly motivate you!   All are welcome, even if you have not been to our meetings before.       ---Debby Hatch

STAINED GLASS group continues on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 PM in the Activities Room.  ?? Call Jessica at 488-5267.

MOVIE for Wed., March 10th, will be UP IN THE AIR  with George Clooney.   With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected: ground him.   Comedy/Drama/Romance, Rated R for language and some sexual content.   PLANET EARTH at 7 PM. Movie at 7:30.       ---Arlene

GREAT LAKES LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday, March 11th, 12:30 PM, at Sugar & Spice Family Restaurant, 4000 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota.   Anyone from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada are welcome to join us.   Please sign up in clubhouse and wear your name tag.   Questions?   Call Loretta (488-0664) or Dot (480-1544).

JETTY PICNIC:   Our March picnic will be on Thursday March 11th.   Please plan to attend and bring a dish that feeds 10 people.   Also bring your drinks and table service.   With warmer weather and later sunsets, we hope to see a large gathering.   Hope to see you there.       ---Claire Becker

FAIR PUBLICITY:   Thanks to all who walked on a rainy Saturday, with Pink on hats, shirts and waving George Becker's signs, along with passing out flyers, we were noticed!   We ask everyone to put a "bumper sticker" in their car window, or windows, and place posters everywhere you can!   Posters, flyers and bumper stickers are available today, in the clubhouse, or at our home until we run out, which would be great!       ---Pat and Mike Cavalier

THEY BRAVED THE COLD AND RAIN….and won a trophy for King's Gate Club for MOST WALKERS in the 2010 United Way Walk-A-Thon last Saturday:   Eleanor Barth, Nancy Breitwieser, Pat and Mike Cavalier, Gigi Conway, Maggie Dannemiller, Betty Dowling, Maureen Fitzgerald, Sue Fitzgerald, Gene and Mickey Fournier, Marion Gladkowski, Sharon Goodman, Alan and Rosemary Holdway, Arlene Hyde, Rose Jones, Anna and Tony Mazzotta, Sandy McIntyre, Frank and Jane McLaughlin, Betty Mohr, Dick and Betty Morrill, Jack O'Malley, Mary Jane Rodecki, Linda Roush, Sonia Scheerer, Claire Smith, Alice Young, Ginnie Zeh and Wilber Zeh.   Many thanks to everyone who walked, and to Pat and Mike Cavalier for publicizing the Annual Fair, and to George Becker who made the signs carried by walkers.   Your contributions for charity totaled $540.   Thank you for your support.       ---Sandy McIntyre

ENTERTAINMENT:   This is what all of you have been waiting for, KEN MCBRIDE!   He is an Irish vocalist/pianist, at his best.   The date of the show is Wednesday March 24th @ 7:30 PM.   Admission is $10:00 per person.   Tickets will be sold on Saturday March 6 & 13th.   This will be our last scheduled entertainment of the season.       ---Emil and Shirley DePasquale

VETERANS CLUB will meet from 2 to 4 PM on Thursday, March 25, in the KGC Clubhouse.   All veterans and their spouses, as well as spouses of deceased veterans, are welcome.       ---Vic Griseto

SOLOS:   Please join us at 5 PM Thursday, March 25th, at Althea's.   Sign up on sheet on back of clubhouse wall.   Please wear your name tags.   Any questions, call Pat Pethigal, 488-0519 or Lucille Anderson, 488-4573.

CPR/AED is scheduled for Saturday March 27th @ 12 noon to 4 PM, in the CLUBHOUSE (note the change in location).  Individuals who have certificates that expire soon are as follows:   LORETTA BRIAN, LARRY COLLIER, JIM DIEBOLD, CHARLES HANLON, DOROTHY HOLDEN, LOUISE EICHENLAUB, CHARLOTTE STEARS, BOB & CATHY SUDMAN, GEORGE VARGO.   Please call to sign up for class.       ---Emil 484-7031

PRESIDENT'S CUP GOLF OUTING will be on Sunday, March 28, at Boca Royale Golf Course.   Nine holes of golf and cart, $21 plus tax.   First tee time at 2 PM.   Men and women are welcome.   Banquet at KGC Clubhouse:   Sandwiches, beer, wine and setups; BYOB.   $8 P/P, tax included.   Tickets will be sold at Saturday morning meetings.       ---Vic Griseto

BLOCK PARTY:   The 2nd Annual Duchess Ave. Block party will be held on Sat., March 27th from 1-PM.   Sign up on sheet in the clubhouse for dish to bring and number of people in your group.   ???   Call Barb & Chuck Tompkins, 480-9294, 141 Duchess Ave.

LIFE SKILLS COURSE:   Thursday, April 1, Thursday, April 8 and Thursday, April 15, in the Clubhouse from 10 to 11 AM.   Sign up at Saturday morning meetings.       ---Vic Grisetto

BOWLING - March 2, 2010

Fred Carbone 233 595
Bob Skowron 252 562
Charles Brady 201 542
Lorraine Quirion 188 504

Dot Grams bowled 60 pins over average, single game
March 9th second week of single championship tournament; also position week.       ---Don Fisher

RULE 6 - SIGNS.   Only one standard size "For Sale" sign may be displayed on a home, utility-room or other acceptable location that does not interfere with lawn maintenance.   A sign displaying the member's name and address only may be attached to the mobile home, garage, utility-room, lamp post or flower beds.       ---Don Richmond

A BIG THANK YOU TO KING'S GATE WOMEN who attended the Literacy Volunteers "Deal Me In" Card and Game Party on Feb. 25.   Forty-two cards and dominoes players attended, bought lots of raffle tickets, and won several nice prizes.   This fundraiser netted $1,650 for this charity that provides free tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading ability or their English language skills.       ---Sandy McIntyre

Monday Shuffleboard Standings - March 1, 2010

Position   Team   Won Lost Tie
1 6 130.5 85.5
2 2 128 88
3 1 111 105
4 5 109.5 106.5
5 3 107.5 108.5
6 4 103.5 112.5
7 7 89.5 126.5
8 8 87.5 128.5
Monday, March 8, Playoffs:   1st place plays 2nd place, etc.

Thursday Shuffleboard was rescheduled for Friday, March 5th.       ---Ralph Garver

TAP DANCING:   NEW BEGINNERS are invited to join the tap class.   We meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM, in the clubhouse.   All are welcome.       ---Maureen Fitzgerald, 484-5113

CELEBRATING LIFE:   Happy Birthday wishes to these King's Gaters with mid March birthdays:
     March 14 Eileen Hochmoth
     March 18 Tom Potts
If you would like your birthday announced in the newsletter, please fill out a Celebrating Life form (in the clubhouse), and give it to Rose Jones, 150 Duchess Ave., or Sue Logan, 129 Camelot DR.

TRAVEL:   We have a full month of travel for March, starting tomorrow, Sunday, with two buses loading at 9:45 and leaving at l0 AM.   We are headed off to Broadway Palm to see The King and I.   All payments should be in by today.
March 10, 2010  - Hard Rock.   All tickets should be paid for today, $25.00, all seats sold out, wait list only; loading at 7:l5 AM and leaving at 7:30 AM.
March l8, 2010 - Silver Foxes, this is the 18th annual follies show, and I don't want you to miss out, I still have some tickets available, so please sign up today, we need to support our own Irene Bette.   Tickets are $22.00 see you at the travel desk.
March 26, 2010 - Sailor Circus.   The best little circus in town, come see our children from the Sarasota School district perform.   They are amazing, and it is also supported by the Police Athletic Club.   I have purchased 100 tickets and they always sell out....I need your support to purchase these, come out for a great evening of fun, some cotton candy and popcorn, only $15.00 and these tickets can not be refunded… Need your support....
April l8, 2010 - Ring of Fire.   A salute to Johnny Cash, $64.00, wait listed.
April 22, 2010  Ring of Fire.   Thursday evening show, A few seats left; sign up today - $65.00.
January 27-February 6, 2011:   Princess Cruise.   Eastern Caribbean, Call VIP World Travel, 377-0010; ask for Sue or Al and get signed up today.   We still have some group space available and balconies.   A list of rooms reserved is on the web site and also on the travel board in the rear of the clubhouse.
      NEW YEARS EVE 2010-2011 - Do you have plans?   I have group rates for anyone that might be interested in a different way to celebrate New Year's Eve.   We are going on Celebrity Cruise Line, The Century, leaving on Wed. Dec. 29th, from Miami, Florida and returning on Jan. 3rd, 2011. We go to Nassau on Dec.30th; Dec.31st we will be at Coco cay, Bahamas.   On January 1st, we will be at sea; January 2nd, Key West, Florida and back home on Jan. 3rd, which is a Monday.   Five nights on Celebrity Century.   Rates are as follows:   Cat.10/Inside -  $869.25 PP/twin; Cat. 9B/Outside - $889.25 PP/twin;
Cat. 6/Outside - $1009.25 PP/twin.  No other amenities will be offered on this sailing.  Depending on how many we have, we can have cruise Connection for $70 per person round trip from McDonald's in Venice.   Get your group together and call for reservations to VIP World Travel, or see us at the travel desk.   I have our table set already for 10; consider joining us.   Any questions, call VIP World Travel, 377-0010, or contact Don or Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators, or John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners.

PIZZA and HORSE RACES PARTY:   Many thanks to all our helpers for the Horse Races-Pizza Party last Saturday evening.   The toast to Bud was a thrill for me (Mary).   We had 190 people in attendance and we did see a lot of smiling faces, so we hope a good time was had by all.   We wish to thank ALL our helpers (too numerous to mention by name) - we could not do it without them, from the ticket sellers down to the clean-up crew.   THANK YOU!       ---Fred Lewis and Mary Porzio

RENTERS:   Welcome to Tom and Marie Michaud, who are renting 103 King Arthur Drive until March 31.   They are from China Village, ME.   Enjoy your stay at Kings Gate Club!

RETURN RENTERS:   Welcome to the following return renters:
     Bill and Alice Jugenheimer, who are renting 186 Camelot Drive, here until April 1, from Hubbard, OH.
     Don and Lauren Meacham, renting at 239 Ave. of Barons, here until April 1, from Voorheesville, NY.
     Tom and Elizabeth Retzlaff, who are renting 269 Camelot Drive, here until April 15, from Webster, NY.
We know you will enjoy your stay with us at KGC!

THOUGHTS:   If you have not yet purchased your ticket(s) to attend the Sailor Circus on March 26, in Sarasota, do so today.   These are kids from the 4th through the 12th grades.   They work their hearts out at these performances.   Personally, I have seen over 20 of these shows and always enjoy them.   At a time when we hear so much bad about kids, it is really heartwarming to see the Sailor Circus.   So, see Mary Lou or Sandy to reserve your seat - you'll be happy you did!       ---SJB

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