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Vol. XXIII, No. 14 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida April 10, 2010

PERSONAL PROTECTION PROGRAM:   Retired police chief Art Grams, 153 Duchess Ave., who has 30 years of law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the FBI Academy, will present his Personal Protection Program today after the social meeting.   He will discuss how to protect yourself against scams, con games, mugging, car heist, purse snatching, home invasion and how to protect your property, your personal protection when traveling and in your home.   The do's and dont's when confronted by a traffic stop and why you should not stop for an unmarked vehicle posing as police.   He will demonstrate some simple self-defense tactics and will display some legal defense items you can use against muggers.   He will talk about two cases he was assigned to investigate.   Two homeowners used "deadly force"; one homeowner went to jail, the other went free.   Why?   The program will last about 30 minutes and then will be open for questions for 15 minutes.   This should be of interest to everyone.

SPRING DANCE is tonight.   Social - 6:30; dancing 7-9 PM.   You must have a ticket.   Music by KGC DJ's.   BYOB and an hors d'oeuvre to share.   Questions, call June McMains or Neil Crane.

BOOK CLUB will meet on Monday, April 12 @ 1 PM in the Book and Game room.   We will be reviewing The Sound Of Language by Amulya Malladi.   Sandy McIntyre is going to speak with the author, via teleconference call, which should be very interesting and a first for us.   The author lives in Denmark and is a friend of Brenda Johnson's daughter, also a Danish resident.   Come join us; everyone welcome.   We have a copy of the book, and the Venice Library has several.   Questions?   484-8380.      --Betty Dowling

MOVIE for Wednesday, April 14th, will be Taken with Liam Neeson.   Prepare to be taken for the ride of your life.   Liam Neeson is an unstoppable force that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.   When his teenage daughter is kidnapped in Paris, Neeson (a former spy), sets out to find her at any cost.   Movie 7:30 --- Planet Earth 7:00       --Arlene Hyde

LIFE SKILLS COURSE continues Thursday, April 15, in the Clubhouse, at 10 AM.       ???   --Vic Grisetto

LINE DANCE on Thursday, April 15, will meet at 11 AM in the Clubhouse.       --June McMains

NY-NJ PATIO PARTY:   Saturday, April 17, from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.   Bring appetizer to pass and your drink.   Please sign up at the clubhouse.   Friends, guests, renters welcome.   Any ??       Call Eleanor, 485-9714

GREAT LAKES BREAKFAST:   Tuesday, April 20th, 9 AM at IHOP Restaurant, 4369 Tamiami Trail, Venice.   Sign up sheet at back of Clubhouse.   Please wear name tags.       Questions:   488-0664 or 480-1544

DVD LIBRARY:   A new DVD was added this week, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, and one DVD was donated, SHERLOCK HOLMES.       --Jean Ickes

A REMINDER OF RULES AND REGULATIONS. (ONE RULE WILL BE POSTED EACH WEEK:
Rule 10 - DOCKS.   Members residing on the lake, creek, or canal may install a dock, providing the county issues a permit and the Board of Directors approve.   No power motors, other than electric motors, may be used on the lake.       --Don Richmond

MEN'S 18 HOLE GOLF:   Winners of season ending championship are,
     Championship Flight:  1st Place - Ken Brady.   2nd Place tie - Russ Swanson and John Marray.
  A Flight:   1st Place- Jim Alex, 2nd Place, Vic Griseto, 3rd Place, Tom Hicks.   A very successful season!
 
     Winners of 2010 President's Cup Trophy:   Jim Breitwieser, Peter Byrne, Bob Cook, Matt Cook, John Eade, Kathy Ferguson, Gene Fournier, Lee Hill, Tom Logan, John Marray, Jack O'Malley, Richard O'Rourke, David Quirion, Norm Randall, Stu Shear, Bette Swanson and Richard Zimmerman.       --Vic Griseto

KGC FAIR ...FOOD TENT:   We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped, in so many ways, at the food tent at our recent KGC Fair.   It took over 75 volunteers, working in various functions and shifts, to make it all happen.   A special thanks to Irene & Gary Pitt and Tom & Kathleen Olsen, who were responsible for organizing this venue and working many hours before during and after the event.   Folks it was a real pleasure working with you all.   Thanks again, Alan & Rosemary Holdway

TRAVEL:
4/l8/2010 - Ring of Fire, $64.00.  Need wait list.
4/22/2010 - Ring of Fire, $65.00.  Need wait list.
      If you have any travel needs, please remember to at least check out prices with VIP World Travel.   They have a toll free number, 1-800-323-7448; local number, 377-0017.
January 27- Feb.6, 2011 - 10 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise.   We still have room for you on the Emerald Princess; consider joining us.
      Watch the KGC web page for upcoming shows; as we get booked, we will let you know.
Any travel questions, contact Don and Mary Lou Richmond, 941-484-6807, Travel Coordinators.
John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners.

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to the following new owners:
     Stu and Eunice Shear, 121 Camelot Drive, are from Land O'Lakes, WI.   They have been residents/ owners at KGC for many years, in another home.   Phone:  488-7681.
     Roy and Phyllis Bakeoven, 10 Castle Drive, are from Hatboro, PA.   They have rented at KGC for a number of years and have now purchased a home.
     We hope you all enjoy many happy years with us at King's Gate Club!

RETURNING RENTERS:   Welcome to return renters, Roger and Mary Martin, who are at 32 Castle Drive, from Gardner, MA.   They are here until April 30.   Enjoy your stay at KGC!

RENTERS:   Welcome to Jay and Sandy Ware, who are renting 104 King Arthur Drive.   They are from Westerville, OH and are here until April 30.   Enjoy your stay at KGC!

THOUGHTS:   At this time of year I have mixed emotions.   People are leaving and scattering in different directions.   Our activities are starting to wind down (and of course when you get out of the Club, there is not as much traffic).   I wonder where the time has gone but that is because we are all so busy with the MANY activities at KGC.   Several dear friends in the Club have passed away and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.   On a happier note, many homes have sold here, and we are looking forward to the new owners taking an active part in the Club activities.   If I don't get to wish you a happy, healthy summer personally, know that is my wish for each of you.       --SJB


Goals and initial assignments developed by the Board of Directors for 2010/2011

SHORT TERM GOALS Priority
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  Maintain & improve boat & R/V storage inventory/process
  Look into use of 8 acres for Maintenance shed and/or storage units
  WWTP sludge removal options
  Maintenance shed redo, repair
  Clubhouse redo, floors, redecorate, handicap restrooms
  Resurface/repair roads
  Add canopy to pool area
  Pavers in Courtyard, refurbish Courtyard
  Develop 5 Year Plan
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  Alan/Charlie
  Mike
  Neil
  Don
  Mike/Jim W.


  Tom/Wren
 
LONG TERM GOALS Priority
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  Develop 5 Year Plan
  Oversee lake Maintenance function, erosion
  What to do with 8 acre $$$ if sold
  Seek out cost reducing alternatives
  Find/ recommend faster decision making
  Create new revenues sources
  Improve communications with BOD
  I-75 wall maintenance/Landscaping
  Investigate stage lights
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  Tom/Wren
 
 
  All BOD
 
  Alan/Charlie
  All BOD
  Tom/Wren

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