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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson
Sue Logan
, Editor
News Some say that goldfish have a memory span of three minutes… kind of like mine.

Vol. XXIII, No. 22 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida March 13, 2010

THANKS:   I would like to Thank All OF KGC for their support and graciousness during Ernie's struggle with cancer.   His passing was a Blessing from God.   He no longer is in pain.   Also, Thank You to all of the people who helped put on his Celebration of Life at the clubhouse, after the church service.   KGC is my home and will remain my home for a long time.   Love to all, Judy Auerbach

HEALTHLINE:   George Becker of 115 Camelot had knee surgery on Feb. 25.   He is doing PT at home, as he recuperates.   Hopefully, he will be able to make it to the Fair.       --Rose Jones

THANKS:   We wish to thank you for being so kind and gracious, for your prayers and concern during our absence.   Wish we could spend more time at KGC, but we will be returning to Ohio this month for medical follow ups.       --Mike and Judi Maroney, 212 Princess.   New cell phone #:   740-232-5941.

THANKS:   Elner Mann sends her sincere thanks to the King's Gate Club family for their many kindnesses including cards, visits, phone calls, gifts of food and many trips to the airport, to transport family members, during her recent illness and continuing recovery.   It helped many times during my illness.

THANKS:   Dear King's Gaters, Thanks to the Prayer Shawl Group for the wonderful shawl.   Many thanks to all for your prayers, phone calls, e-mails and cards for Arnold.   He is doing better and misses all his friends at King's Gate.       --Janet Baldwin

REGATTA:   Our final one for this season will be at 1:30 PM, March 14, at the pool.   There is still time to be the winner.   It only takes one time to be fastest in each class, so, "It ain't over 'til it's over".   We have arranged for warm temperatures so there are no excuses.   Hope to see lots of you there.       --Commodore Becker

REMINDER:   Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM tomorrow, Sunday, March 14.   Set your clocks ahead one hour, so you don't miss the last KGC Regatta of the season.

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:   NOTE DATE CHANGE!   Please join us at 5 PM Thursday, April 1, at Althea's.   Sign up at back of clubhouse.   Please wear your name tags.   ??   Pat Pethigal, 488-0519 or Lucille Anderson, 488-4573.

CPR/AED is scheduled for Saturday March 27th @ 12 to 4 PM, in the CLUBHOUSE.   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

TIME CHANGE FOR DUCHESS AVE BLOCK PARY:   IT WILL BE FROM 4-7PM , on Sat., March 27.   PLEASE SIGN THE SHEET IN CLUBHOUSE FOR DISH AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING.       Any questions call the Tompkins at 480-9294.

OHIO LUNCHEON will be at 12:30, Wednesday, March 31, at BELLA BREZZA (on the site of the old Key West Restaurant and Casey's Bar and Grill, off 41 by Patriot Park).   George and I had the PIZZA BUFFET: pizza, salad, and beverage for $8.   We saw the sliders and the salads and each could have been shared.   Think about that!  I'd appreciate early sign up so I know which room to choose.   Sign up in the Clubhouse.   Please wear your nametag.        , 480-1868/740-815-6425

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 Griseto

BOWLING:
Champions for 2009-2010 Season:

     Bobcats:   Angela Richards, Helen Tebbets, Norm Randall and Tom Patricca
Singles Champions for 2009-2010:
     Kerrie Morawa - 1272
     Sonia Scheerer - 1258
     Lorraine Quirion - 1239
     Fred Carbone - 1339
     Bob Skowron - 1295
     Charles Brady - 1258
                 --Don Fisher

A REMINDER OF KGC RULES AND REGULATIONS. (ONE RULE WILL BE POSTED EACH WEEK):
RULE 7 - EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS OF HOME:   Structural construction that changes the exterior dimensions of the home, carport, or garage area, must have prior approval of the Board of Directors.   The county requires a site plan.   If they are not satisfied with the site plan, they can request a survey by a licensed surveyor at the owner's expense.
a) Residents contemplating roofing, painting or siding of home, new windows, concrete additions, and similar work must file with the General Manager before the work begins.
b) All of the above must have a Club permit.
c) Owners are to be solely responsible to obtain a county building permit and otherwise comply with county ordinances, as applicable.       --Don Richmond

CELEBRATING LIFE:  Happy Birthday wishes to these King's Gaters with later March birthdays:
     March 23   Jeanne Randall
     March 24   Lucille Anderson
     March 25   Barb Amatrudo
     March 25   Ruth Ingerick
     March 26   Mike Cavalier
     March 29   Don Lambiotte
     March 31   Tom Logan
     March 31   Dario Morvillo
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.

Monday Shuffleboard Final 2010 Standings       --Ralph Garver

Position   Team  
1 6
2 2
3 1
4 5
5 3
6 4
7 7
8 8

     CONGRATULATIONS TEAM #6 - 2010 Monday SHUFFLE CHAMPIONS!    
     MONDAY WINNING TEAM MEMBERS: LEE CHILES, ROLAND CAREY, ED CARPENTER,
     AL DRAWE, TOM HICKS and DAVE LONES

Thursday Shuffleboard Final 2010 Standings       --Ralph Garver

Position   Team  
1 2
2 5
3 1
4 6
5 3
6 4
7 7
8 8

     CONGRATULATIONS TEAM #2 - 2010 Thursday SHUFFLE CHAMPIONS!  
     THURSDAY WINNING TEAM MEMBERS:  JIM BREITWIESER, HELEN DRAWE, RALPH GARVER,
     ELSIE REH, PAT PETHIGAL and BOB WINCHESTER

TRAVEL:   This is the final week to order tickets, and pay for them, for Silver Foxes and Sailor Circus.   Please get your payments in so I can deliver the tickets......
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; wait listed. Please put your name down, things change.
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 January 3rd, which is a Monday.   Five nights on Celebrity Century.
Rates: 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.

FAIR PUBLICITY:   Thanks to all those who passed out flyers at the KG Park Bazaar last Sat.   Charlie Brady, Larry Collier, Bob Van De Steene, Liz Boorsma, Connie and Joel Wall, and John and Sandy Vella.   So many of these people come back for our Fair.   It is a wonderful day of advertising and promoting our Club to visitors.       --Mike Cavalier

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to Richard and Barbara L'Heureux, who have purchased 21 Castle Drive.   They are from Southbridge, MA.   They have rented here for several years, and we are happy they have decided to be KGC owners.   Phone:   904-410-6685.   We hope you enjoy many happy, healthy years with Us, here at the Club!

LADIES' LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW:   Thanks to the 124 ladies who attended the luncheon and style show at Jacaranda West Country Club on March 4.   Our lovely models were Joan Andrews, Ruth Ingerick, Leota Kelsey, Mary Porzio, Bev Purkey, Linda Varty and Carole Weber.   They did a super job!   The blessing was given by Mary Carpenter.   Pianist was Gwen Aldridge.   Styles were by A'Tu and Colleen Connelly, from the store, was the commentator.   Our work was made easy by our committee:   Barb Amatrudo, Judy Blow, Pat Cavalier, Mickey Fournier, Ann Franco, Reo Leach, Sue Simmons and Jeanne Winget.   Favors (purse-size kleenex holders) were made by Judy Blow and Martha Hicks.   Sandy McIntyre prepared the attractive programs.   And Nip Barker did the posters and tickets for the event.   A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE ABOVE PEOPLE WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!       --Posie Gallaher and Shirley Bethke
                       (And Reo Leach and Doris Dupler have volunteered to chair this event next year!!!)

EUCHRE:   If you play Euchre on Friday evenings, you know we have delicious "treats."   Last Friday, Lucy Kent (one of our newer residents) brought cookies which were so delicious that many asked for the recipe.
So, we asked her for the recipe and are printing it so that we can all enjoy it.

                 CHERRY ALMOND CHEWS
           1 cup shortening
           1 cup sugar
           1 cup packed brown sugar
           2 eggs
           3/4 tsp almond extract
           2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
           1 tsp baking soda
           1 tsp salt
           2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
           3/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans, optional
           1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in extract.   Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Stir in the coconut and nuts, if desired.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 in. apart
onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Place a cherry half in the center of each cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes
(Lucy says to bake 15 minutes), or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield:  about 7 dozen.
They freeze well, so can be made ahead of time.
Thanks, Lucy.   Know many of us will enjoy the above recipe.

THOUGHTS:   Wish I could write about each person who works so hard for OUR Club.   Whether it is chairing or working on a committee, heading up an activity, or right now putting in an all-out effort for the Fair, it is wonderful.   And this is the spirit that makes KGC such a wonderful place to live!       --SJB

FAIR WEEK SCHEDULE:

Sat. Mar. 13 After Social Meeting - move all Flea Market boxes to Clubhouse stage
Mon. Mar. 15 Club House CLOSED for set up for Sarasota County Special Election.
Tues. Mar. 16 Club House CLOSED for Sarasota County Special Election.
Wed. - Fri. Unpack, sort, pricing, display at Flea Market - 9 AM to 4 PM
HELPERS WELCOME - WEAR YOUR NAME TAG
All regular Clubhouse activities canceled
Wed. Mar. 17 Set up tents
Setup inside Clubhouse  - unloading boxes and pricing
Pick up Flea Market donations from driveways
  - Residents to place donated items in their driveways by 9:00 AM
Begin putting up Fair traffic control signs
All regular Clubhouse activities canceled
Clubhouse double locked in evening

Thurs. Mar. 18 Setup inside Clubhouse -  unloading boxes and pricing
Continue putting up Fair traffic control signs
All regular Clubhouse activities canceled
Clubhouse double locked in evening

Fri. Mar. 19 Setup inside Clubhouse
Decorate outside hanging streamers
Bake Sale contributions to Clubhouse
Pre-Sale 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM - MUST WEAR YOUR NAME TAG
Name tags for renters and KGC guests may be obtained on Patio 10AM - 11 AM
Clubhouse double locked in evening

Sat. Mar 20
  FAIR
  DAY!!!
7:30 AM Coffee & Donuts for Fair Workers in Activities Room
8:00 - 9:00 AM Pies to Activities Room for Food Tent
8:30 AM Bake Sale contributions to Clubhouse
FAIR DAY 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Drawings begin at 2:45 PM (you do NOT have to be present to win)
Sun. Mar. 21 Rain Date:  Noon - 5:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 22 Dismantle all tents, booths, etc., store away, and general clean up.

AFTER FAIR PARTY:   Thursday, March 25th - Fried Chicken and Trimmings.   Buy your tickets today!
$2 P/P.   Bring your own beverage.   Social at 4 PM; Dinner at 5 PM.


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