Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson

Sue Logan, Editor
News   The Newsletter staff
wishes you the Merriest
      of Christmases!

Vol. XXIII, No. 52 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 25, 2010

HEALTHLINE:   Helen Montesano, 174 Duchess Ave, is at Heartland Health Care, 5401 Sawyer Road, Sarasota, FL 34233 for rehab. Prayers and cards for a quick recovery would be appreciated.       --Irene Bette

A CHRISTMAS CD, by Ron Carpenter, is available for $7 each ($5 profit goes to the Round Table).   If you would like to purchase one, contact Don Richmond ASAP, at 484-6807.

ENTERTAINMENT FOOTNOTE:   Recently, on Dec. 15, we had the Memories and Dr. Paul Pitts perform.   We want to let you know that the Memories performed an extra half hour, and Dr. Pitts surprised us with the bonus of Sammy Lane and his daughter, Elizabeth Rose.   They performed at the price agreed upon, when originally contracted.   A big thank you and hug to all the wonderful people who attended; we had a sold out performance.   Thanks to Pat Cavalier and her team, for hosting and selling tickets for the entertainment.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!       --Emil & Shirley DePasquale

MOVIE for Dec 29th will be WALL STREET with Michael Douglas.   Rated PG 13.   Trader Jake (Shia LaBeouf), tries to mend the broken relationship between his fiancée, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), and her father, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), while avenging the fate of his mentor, Lou (Frank Langella), by getting close to Wall Street's new megalomaniac, Bretton James (Josh Brolin).   Centered on the 2008 financial crisis, director Oliver Stone's follow-up is a modern-day ode to unfettered capitalism and, of course, greed.   Movie at 7:30.       --Arlene Hyde

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY:   Please come and join us to welcome in 2011, in the King's Gate Spirit. Music by 'First Class Events', who carry a wide selection of music to suit all ages & tastes.   Please bring hor d'oeuvres (finger foods) to share.   Doors open at 8 PM until 12.30 AM.   Champagne and treats at midnight.   BYOB.   Tickets are $12 and can be delivered to your home by a First Class Limousine!   Call Julie or Jim Walker, 412-0194, IMMEDIATELY!

Quilting Groups 1 & 2 will restart January 3rd.   Advanced quilters will be making a Reversing Nine Patch Quilt, meeting at 10 AM - 12 PM.   Beginners will make a Table Runner from 1- 3 PM.   We meet in the activities' room and welcome new members to our groups.   The Quilting group was pleased to give $134.00, to the Round Table, from the sale of items made by the group, for the Christmas sale held recently in the Hall.  Any questions call Emily Keele, 484-8198 or Julie Walker, 412-0194.

NEW TELEPHONE:   As requested, a telephone has been installed in the Card Room.   The number for this phone is 486-1259. What the members need to know is that this phone number is simply an extension of all the following phone locations:   1. Fitness center; 2. Wood shop;  3. Activities' room;  4. Billiards and book room;  5. Tennis gazebo;  6. Club house on patio by the office.   What this means is that if anyone calls this number, it will ring in ALL locations.   ???   Jim Prentice, 180 Princess Ave.  

NEW YORK- NEW JERSEY LUNCHEON will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Gold Rush BBQ, 661 S. Tamiami Trail, at 1:00 P.M.   Please sign up in the clubhouse, and bring your appetite. We welcome our new NY and NJ residents, as well as those of us who have been here a while. Hope to see you all there.  Any questions, call Eleanor, 485-9714.

BLOOD MOBILE:   The blood bank will be here, at KGC, on Friday, Jan 7, 2011 from 8:30 - 11:30 PM.   Sign up sheets are available in the Clubhouse.       --George Agricola

COMPUTER BASICS CLASS:   January 7, 2011 from 9-10 AM, in the Activities room, Walt and Nip will start a Computer Basics class.   Space is limited, but 25 can be seated at tables on a first come basis and some other space by chair only.   Bring your laptops, we have Wi-Fi and electric power.   We will offer help with XP, Vista and Win7.   See you there.       --Walt & Nip

PATIO PARTY & ICE CREAM SOCIAL:   Sunday, January 9th from 2-4 p.m.   Join your friends and neighbors for a delightful afternoon.   Music provided by Sax on the Beach.   Dot Grams (480-1544) or Virginia Kureja (485-4457).

SHUFFLEBOARD will return on MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011, AND THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011.       --Ralph Garver

GREAT LAKES BREAKFAST:   Tuesday, January 11th, 8:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Venice.   Sign up in clubhouse, and please wear name tags.   Loretta, 488-0664 or Dot 480-1544.

ENTERTAINMENT:   On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 7:30 PM, we will feature THE FOUR MARLINS.   They are brothers and versatile musicians, and you will be thoroughly entertained for the evening.   They have performed all over the U.S. and Canada, and this is a variety show you won't want to miss.  Tickets will be sold on Saturday January 8th and 15th.  $10 pp.       --Emil and Shirley

SAVE THE DATE:   Pennsylvania/West Virginia Luncheon, Jan. 20, 2011, 12:00 noon, at Millie's.   Sign-up sheet is posted in the Clubhouse.   ??   Call Ruth Fleck.

CPR/AED CLASS will be on Saturday January 22nd, in the Activities Room starting at 12 noon and running to approximately 4PM.   Anyone whose two-year certificates will expire at the end of January, or those with expired certificates, are welcome to join the class to be certified.   Please put your name and phone number on the posted schedule in the clubhouse.       --Emil DePasquale

BOWLING:   December 21, 2010

Male High HDCP Series High HDCP Game
John Vella 627 Norm Randall 222
Tom Patricca 622 Tom Patricca 219
Norm Randall 609 John Vella 219

Female High HDCP Series High HDCP Game
Dot Grams 627 Kerrie Morawa 230
Kerrie Morawa 620 Sandy Vella 223
Sandy Vella 592 Dot Grams and Helen Tebbets 222

Congratulation to the Marlins, Winner of the first Half:   Betty McDonald, Judy Skowron, John Vella and Lou Herbert.       --Ben Quirion

ORCHIDS:   To our "Resident Paper Boy", John Schleicher, who delivers our newspaper to our door each morning.   THANKS SO MUCH!

ORCHIDS to Sandy and John Vella who have volunteered to make coffee each Saturday morning in January       --SJB

HARD ROCK -1/13/2011: $25 ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION, $25 IN FREE PLAY, $5 FOOD COUPONS. WE WILL BE BACK IN TIME FOR THE JETTY PICNIC. Filling up fast. Sign up now! If interested, leave message on phone: 484-6807.
January cruise people:   You have your booking Numbers; get your boarding passes and luggage tags printed. If you need help, we will be back after January 3rd. Document Party will be on Friday, January 7th, 2011, at 3 PM, in the clubhouse. Travel Coordinators:   Don and Mary Lou Richmond; Travel partners, John and Sandy Eade.

CHORALIERS:   On Monday evening, a group of 15-25 KGC residents convened to entertain us with Christmas carols.   Barb Shields headed the group.   They sang outside a number of homes and also as they went along our streets.   It was MUCH ENJOYED by all who heard you.

GOLF CART PARADE:   On Thursday evening, December 16, the Annual Golf Cart Parade took place.   It was a beautiful evening, and a good number of golf carts took part.   There were also a couple of bikes.   Prizes for the golf carts were as follows:   No. 1 - Joann Euvard, Sharon Goodman and Family ($50);   No. 2 - Barb Shields and Claire Becker, assisted by Barry Shields and Jerry Becker - ($35);   No. 3 - Bob Donovan and Family ($15). Bike prizes were:   No. 1 - Barry Shields ($35), and No. 2 - Dick Lyford ($15).   A BIG THANK YOU to all who entered the Parade, which was chaired by Fred Lewis and Fran Yaros.   Julie Walker was Chair of refreshments, and she was assisted by Loretta Brian, Ruth Hazeldine, Ethel Hazeldine and 34 bakers, who furnished the delicious cookies.   Irene Bette was M.C. and led us in a sing-a-long.   The Eades' grandson sang a solo, and another solo was sung by a grandson of the McDonalds.   Irene did her usual excellent job.   Coffee was made by Charlotte and Jim Alex.   Santa Claus (aka, George Agricola) and Mrs. Claus(aka, Lucy Kent) arrived to give gifts to the children in attendance.   Another fun evening at KGC!!!

HOME DECORATIONS:   Prizes for homes decorated, in the Club, were awarded at Coffee Hour last Saturday morning.   No. 1 - Leo and Mary Lou Caron, 119 Camelot Drive ($50);   No. 2 - Art and Dot Grams, 153 Duchess Ave. (35);   No. 3 - John and Virginia Kureja, 68 King Arthur Drive ($15).   Loretta Brian received honorable mention for her home.   Be sure to drive around to see and enjoy the many beautifully decorated homes in the Club.

GLAD to have Sue Logan, our Newsletter Editor (and her husband, Tom), back in KGC.      --SJB

RETURN RENTERS:   Welcome to the following return renters:
Beecher and Rose Webb, 239 Ave. of Barons, from Waynesville,Ohio, are here until Feb. 28, 2011.   Beecher is the son of former owners, Joann and Ray Webb. Anthony and Diane Cocilova, 167 Duchess Ave., from Rochester, NY, are here until March. Sister of Arlene Hyde. Rudy and Betty Fleischacker, 37 King Arthur Drive, from Rochester, NY, are here until March.
NOTE:   Both Diane Cocilova and Betty Fleischacker are sisters of Arlene Hyde.
We're happy to have all of you back with us at KGC, and we know you'll enjoy your stay here.

WELCOME PARTY:   Traditionally, the Solos and the Welcome Committee sponsor a Welcome Party for new owners.   Mark your calendar NOW and plan to attend to welcome our new residents.   This will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 12, at the clubhouse.

THOUGHTS:   It feels like Christmas - both the weather here (still better than "up north") and all the fun events at the Club.   The Newspaper staff joins me in wishing each one of you A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!       --SJB

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