Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson

Sue Logan, Editor
News Notice in a church bulletin:
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale.   It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house.   Bring your husbands.

Vol. XXIII, No. 47 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner At KGC:   A catered dinner will be served, with all the traditional trimmings, on November 25th in our Clubhouse.   Festivities begin at 1 PM; dinner at 2 PM.   BYOB, and bring your dinnerware and utensils.   Final cost around $14pp.   TODAY (11/20) is the last time to sign up.
      ??   Call Vic Griseto, 488-1788 or George Agricola, 488-8520

MUSIC APPRECIATION, the first of this season, will be held tonight, November 20th at the Clubhouse, from 7-9 PM.   See last week's newsletter for all the details.   If you think classical music "isn't your thing" give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised!   Please join us, and if you wish, bring finger food to share during the break.   Lemonade will be provided.       --Alan & Rosemary Holdway

EARLY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE next week, because the KGC office will be closed on Thursday and Friday.   For the Nov. 27th newsletter, please send all your news items to newsletter@kgc.cc, by Tuesday (11/23) at 3 PM, so the news can be printed on Wed., 11/24.   Thank you, Newsletter Staff

MOVIE:   There will be no movie on November 24th.   The clubhouse will not be available because of Thanksgiving dinner.   The movie scheduled for that day, which is the second part of Empire Falls, will be shown on December 1st at 7:30.       --Arlene Hyde

THE NY-NJ BREAKFAST will be on December 2nd, at 9 AM, at our annual restaurant, Millie's, on Clark Road. Hope those who are back for the season, including renters, will sign up and come for a delicious meal.   Any questions, call Eleanor at 485-9714.

The OHIO CLUB will meet Thursday, December 9, from 3-5 in the Clubhouse.   Bring finger food (last year's variety was wonderful--remember the Buckeyes), something to drink, AND A WHITE ELEPHANT.   The item is not as important as the wrapping.   This is your chance to be artistic and tempt the rest of us.   Our exchange will be a bit different this year.   Bring something THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE!   The less serious, the better.   You do not have to put your name on it.   Sign up, and wear your nametag.   See you there.       --Posie and George 480-1868

PATIO PARTY:   A big thank you to Betty Hamilton, Dot Grams and Roz Marray for volunteering to host the first of the season patio party and ice cream social.   Patti Highland entertained us with a great selection of songs, many joined in and some line danced beside the pool.   What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends.       --Rosemary Holdway

GREETING CARDS:   With the holiday season approaching, please remember to save your greeting cards.   They can be deposited in the box, in the new storage room (left side of stage).   They will be taken to the Village on the Isle Retirement Center, where they are recycled and sold in their gift shop.   Questions?   Call Jeanne Winget,   485-3121.

TENNIS ANYONE?   Are you aware that we have an active tennis program here at KGC?   Think about joining us for some very healthful fun and activity.   Never played before?   No problem!   We will conduct some basic instruction classes to get you started.
     Questions?   Call Diana Floyd, 483-3309 or George Agricola, 488-8520

Monday Shuffleboard - November 8, 2010       --Emil DePasquale

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 3 22.5 13.5
2 2 22 14
3 4 18.5 17.5
4 5 18 18 *
5 1 18 18 *
6 8 16.5 19.5
7 7 14.5 21.5
8 6 14.5 21.5

Monday Shuffleboard - November 15, 2010       --Emil DePasquale

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 2 36 18
2 3 30 24 *
3 1 30 24 *
4 4 28.5 25.5 *
5 5 28.5 25.5 *
6 6 22 22
7 7 20.5 33.5 *
8 8 20.5 33.5 *

A BIG THANK YOU to Jessica Prentice and Roland Carey, for organizing the first notice handout, and to all of the volunteers handing out the blue and white envelopes, on Saturday Nov. 13th.      --Alan & Rosemary Holdway

TRAVEL:
The travel desk is located in the back of the hall each Saturday, before the social meeting.   We show you what we have to offer and make reservations for our shows.   Please check us out.   If you plan on traveling with us, on any of the upcoming shows, I need a medical form filled out and put in a sealed envelope, in case of an emergency.   We have the forms at the travel desk.   We try to collect payments one month in advance, for upcoming shows, as buses have to be ordered and reservations have to be paid in advance.
Thanksgiving:   11/25/2010.   Sold out, need wait list.   Bus will load approximately 4 PM.   Bus schedule on travel desk.   Two buses.
HARD ROCK -12/2:   The bus usually fills up fast, so sign up now...$25.00.   This includes round trip transportation, $25.00 in free play, $5.00 food coupons and bus driver's tip.
ALL AROUND TOURS:
Forever Plaid - January 13, 2011:   Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00.
Glenn Miller Orchestra - January 26:   Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00.
Rat Pack is Back - March 13, 2011:   Ruth Eckerd, with dinner at the Colonnade, $99.00.
REMINDER:   Trips booked with All Around Tours do NOT include tips for bus driver or tour guide, so have a couple singles available.
Reminder:  Eastern Caribbean Cruise on January 27 - Feb.6, 2011.   We still have room for you!   Final payments were due by November 13th, 2010.   Document party:   January 7th, 2011.   Mark your calendars.
UPCOMING SHOWS:   Flamingo Court, Feb. 27, 2011, Unsinkable Molly Brown, March 6, 2011, Silver Foxes, 3/16/2011, Sailor Circus, April 1, 2011 and Church Basement Ladies, 4/10/2011 (sold out).   Second date:   Thursday evening show, 4/7/2011, $60.00.
There is something for everyone; sign up today!   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me...thank you.
Do you have plans for Christmas?   All Around Tours is offering a trip to Savannah, on December 23-26th.   $599 per person (based on double occupancy).   Three nights accommodations at Sheraton Four Points Historic District, three full hot breakfasts (at Eli's), dinner at Paula Dean's, Our Lady and Sons, Christmas eve dinner at Eli's, Christmas Day meal, informative tour of Savannah and a holiday party get-together, with gift exchange.   Thursday morning departure; Sunday evening return.   If interested, see me soon!
MEDICAL FORMS:   DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE?   HAVE YOU COMPLETED ONE?   FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TRAVEL DESK AND TRAVEL BOARD.
Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators:  941-484-6807
John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners:  941-484-4440

PATIO PARTY:   Last Sunday was the first Patio Party of the season.   The weather was beautiful, and many of our residents attended this event.   We enjoyed Patti Highland as she entertained us with her singing, and we even saw some couples dancing to her music.   Ice cream sundaes were enjoyed at intermission.   Thanks to the committee:   Betty Hamilton, Chair; Dot Grams, Roz Marray, Doreen Exner, Rosemary Holdway and Barb Amatrudo.

FLU SHOTS:   Thanks to Eleanor Gregory for arranging that flu shots were given here at the Club.   Fifty-two people took advantage of the shots last Friday.

JETTY PICNIC:   Fifty-eight people attended the Jetty Picnic last Thursday (11/11).   This is always a fun event, and along with delicious food, it is a good chance to visit with your neighbors.   Thanks to Claire and Jerry Becker for chairing this event.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAME TAG TO ALL CLUB EVENTS!

ORCHIDS to Vic Griseto, assisted by George Agricola, for agreeing to chair the Thanksgiving Dinner at the clubhouse.   You have made many people happy!

STOP SIGNS:   The big red stop signs in the Club are there for a reason.   And there is a stop sign at the exit from the Club.   King's Gate Park has a "Yield" sign - we have a "Stop" sign.   There have been a couple of close-calls at the exit.   Please obey the stop signs - we don't want any accidents!

THOUGHTS:   How fortunate we are that the Club is a resident-owned park.   We elect our own Board of Directors and have a say in how the Club is run.   Thanks to the Board for the work they do for US.   Each time I talk with someone who lives in a park, where they do not own the land where they have their manufactured home, I am so happy that I live at KGC.   Enjoy each day that you are privileged to be a resident here.       --SJB


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