Sebring Village Association — June — 2015
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From the Association ~ President Walt D’Alessandris
Hope it warms up a bit! (Who said that?)
Let’s all pray that we will have a quiet hurricane season again this year.
Kudos to the Summer Committee on the great job on the “Mother’s Day Brunch.”
Laurie Reed has submitted a letter of resignation as Pickle Ball/Tennis chairperson. Many thanks to Laurie for doing a job that wasn’t easy.
Pat Colley has stepped up and has taken the Pickleball/Tennis chair and that is greatly appreciated. “Thank you, Pat, and good luck!”
As always, remember to do something nice for your neighbor.
Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens
Hope everyone is taking advantage of the “quietness” and relaxing at the Clubhouse and Pool area. A lot is planned, so please get involved. As you may have noticed, we are taking this opportunity to tackle some big projects. Gary and Michael have been busy working on the entrance walls and gate-house, and we will have lots of flowers planted there and at the Clubhouse.
A few people have been ignoring our regulations about signs in their yard. None are allowed. Please remove advertising by contractors who have worked on your home and all political signs (this is not a reflection on anyone's political views). Signs can get out of hand, if allowed. Thank you. We have had a few things (glasses, a phone, keys) that have been found around the Park. Please check with us.
Enjoy… See you around the Park!
Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle
Former residents Sue Lehman and Audrey Mossman have passed away.
A “get well” card was sent to Helen Allen.
Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen
We had 23 people come for coffee, and to see the nurses on May 6, BUT ONLY 15 had signed up... So, please, please, sign up on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board — the sheet is on the wall, please look for it… it IS THERE! We want to have enough donuts when we get together on June 3rd.
DON'T FORGET — Summertime Coffee is ONLY the FIRST Friday of the month, when the nurses are here. So stay well, and we hope to see you on June 3rd.
JULIET’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson
Seventeen ladies were in attendance at the JULIET’s Luncheon at “Ruby Tuesday’s on May 12th.
Glenda Gibson expressed appreciation to Kathy Nowacki and Judy Chidester, who helped her with the arrangements for the luncheon. Glenda has stepped up to take on coordinating the JULIET’s Ladies’ Luncheons for the summer.
The group enjoyed playing a game, “Card Bingo,” which provided three of our ladies as winners: Sharon Hoffman, Betty Replogle, and Cheryl Wilson. First prize-winner, Sharon Hoffman, won a nice $15 gift certificate for payment on a complete dinner at “Ruby Tuesday’s.”
Please remember to sign-up on the Bulletin Board for the June 9th Luncheon, which will be at the “Sebring Diner,” at 12 Noon. Please call if you need a ride, or be at the Clubhouse at 11:30.
ROMEO’s ~ John Arata
ROMEO’s is held the third Wednesday of every month at 12 Noon. ROMEO’s will be going to “BUFALUCCO Sport Bar” at 7429 Hwy 27 North (across from Camper Corral) at Noon on Wednesday, June 15th.
The sign-up sheet is on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, and will be taken down on the Monday before the lunch. Please call if you need a ride, or meet at the Clubhouse at 11:30. Call John Arata (863-385-0885).
Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza
Cirrus Street residents enjoyed an evening together at the “Olive Garden,”on May 18th. At press time, final arrangements are not complete for our June 16th gathering, but we are planning to go to the “Red Lobster.”
Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue
Please check the Bulletin Board for the sign-up sheet. If you have a restaurant to suggest, let me know. We are smaller in number in the summer and can go places that we can't in the winter.
Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin
“Father's Day Brunch”
Friday, June 17th - 11 a.m.
Coordinator – Suellen Jones
Men and woman are both invited to attend this very special event. You will be pampered once again by our waiters and waitresses. Your taste buds will be privileged to our two menu choices. Your first choice will be a fruit bowl, Pancakes, served with a fruit bowl, and link sausage. Your second choice will be Biscuits and Gravy served with a fruit bowl, and link sausage, You will have your choice of tea or coffee.
Our entertainment will be “The Big Wheel.” You'll just have to come and find out what our “BIG WHEEL” is all about. A sign-up sheet is now on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board. Please sign up, so we will know what choice you would like.
So, “start your engines,” and come on down for a real fun time. Tickets will be sold in the Clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m., on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
“Movie Night and Snack Bar”
Saturday, June 25th
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Snack Bar
Coordinator – Janet Uncapher
With the purchase of your tickets you will be given one bag of popcorn and can enjoy this year’s movie. Our Snack Bar will be open at 5 p.m. and will remain open throughout the entire movie. We will be selling hot dogs for $1.00, assorted chips and sodas for 50 cents, Cheese Nachos for$1.50, ice cream sundaes for $2.00 and root beer floats for $1.00. A sign-up sheet will be on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, so we can know what you might purchase. Even if you don't want to stay and watch the movie, please stop by and purchase your heart’s desire from our Snack Bar. Our movie will start at/or around 6:30 p.m. We will be showing “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” with an all-star cast — Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith (to name a few). This is a delightful, heart-warming, fun-filled movie that is a must-see. If you like, please feel free to bring your own lounge chair. So, come on out and enjoy a fun-filled evening. You won't be disappointed.
“4th of July Party”
Monday, July 4th
Coordinated by — Kathy Nowacki and Glenda Gibson
Come one, come all, to our 4th of July Celebration! We are going to provide hot dogs with all the fixings, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. This is a pot-luck dinner, so please bring a dish to pass. We have a great game planned for your laughing pleasure, so we are asking all to bring a wrapped gift, and please do not spend anymore than $5.00. This is going to be great fun!! A sign-up sheet will be on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, so that we have an idea of how many will be attending. Fasten your seat-belts for a great time!
A New Event!
We are adding a new event for summer activities. We are having a “High Tea,” coordinated by Neil and Jean Knutson. The planned date will be Wednesday July 13th, at Noon. Look for more updates about this event in the next issue of Bits & Pieces.
Mother's Day Brunch ~ Coordinated by Sue Cronin
Our first event in May, was the Mother's Day Brunch, and was very well attended. I hope that everyone was delighted by the decorations that Sandy Taylor, Jean Harvey, and myself put together for your enjoyment.
Our skit also was enjoyed by all, and I must thank our actors Don Nowacki, Sandy Taylor, and Charlie Giambalvo. Thank you also goes out to our fantastic stage-hand, Randy Johnson, and to Sally Johnson, who did a great job taking the pictures for all to enjoy. Kathy Nowacki did a fantastic job as our MC. You guys all rock!
A big thanks goes out to our kitchen cooks, helpers, servers, and our set-up and break-down people: Jean & Neil Knutson, Carol DeArmitt, Leslie Maschue, Kathy & Jack Harpin, Charlie Giambalvo, Jean & Richard Harvey, Nancy Fletcher, Margaret Smith, Norma Brown, Helen Hutchison, Chris Eisenhauer, Donna Arata, Randy & Sally Johnson, and Sandy Taylor. WOW!!! But you all did a super-duper job!!! If I have left anyone out, please forgive me. We sure do know how to put on a party!
Memorial Day Party ~ Coordinated by Leslie Maschue
Thanks to everyone who made the Memorial Day picnic a success. Many hands make for “lighter work.” Your assistance was greatly appreciated. I hope everyone who attended enjoyed their time visiting with friends and neighbors. Each year when we “remember” those who are no longer with us, it gives us pause to think of our blessings of having had them in our lives. Please have a safe and happy summer.
Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin
This game is sure turning out to be one of the best games we have had, and everyone is enjoying the fun. So, come on down to the Clubhouse every Sunday night at 7 p.m., and join in; and try to get on Kay Kelly's team — she is unstoppable! Boy, that lady just can't miss!
Euchre ~ Rachel Ward
Euchre is on Tuesdays, at 1 p.m. I have had several people ask me why we can't start playing cards before October. If any of you are interested, please call me, 863-658-2795. If I'm not here, leave a message. I will be gone the month of July. Hope to hear from you.
Pepper/Bid Euchre ~ Jean & Neil Knutson
Everyone welcome!! Games every Tuesday, at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to learn, please give Jean and Neil a call!! (658-2559). This event will continue all Summer.
Euchre ~ Glenda Gibson
Euchre is also every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 863-386-0499.
Changes & Updates ~ Kathy Bonkoski
Please notify Kathy Bonkoski at 863-658-1951 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes to your phone number, northern address, or email, so that up-to-date information can be maintained for all Sebring Village residents. Thank you.
Joan Smith - 863-471-6628
Note from the Editor ~ Barb Gephart
I will be preparing the July issue while traveling, and will send the file to the Printer. I am grateful to Neil Knutson for picking up the “Bits” from the printer, and taking them to Sharon LaPenna, who will disperse them to our Deliverers. Our Summer Deliverers will be doing their usual kind service by bringing your paper to your door. I greatly appreciate their help, and I’m sure all our residents feel the same. Thanks to you all, for handling this for me in my absence.
For those who were watching the nest before leaving to go north, the eggs hatched. A resident saw the mother going up the street toward the pond with several ducklings waddling behind.