Sebring Village Association — May — 2016
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From the Association ~ Walt D'Alessandris, President
The Village is thinning out every day, with the Northerners and Canadians heading home. We wish them a safe trip and hope they find everything in good shape and warmer weather.
The meeting with the Sheriff's Department won't be scheduled until fall, when most of our residents have returned.
We had our last meeting of the winter season, and thanked the people who worked hard to make this a successful year. If we missed thanking you, here is a personal "thank you." You were very much appreciated.
A summer column will be written as needed. Until next time, don't forget to do something nice for your neighbor.
Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens
Things surely are different here with almost 50% of the residents back up North, but we continue to enjoy beautiful Sebring Village, and look forward to all the fun activities the summer committees have planned.
"Thank you" for your response to our requests for summer addresses and information about who will be looking after your place. This will help us keep up the standards of Sebring Village.
With less traffic on our roads a few people have gotten less vigilant about watching out for walkers and golf carts. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND STOP AT STOP SIGNS.
Make plans to attend the Mother's Day Brunch and Memorial Day Party. This is a good time to get involved by offering your services too. Happy May!
Ed. Note: Please remember that it is extremely hard for drivers to see people walking at the side of the roads at night; please carry a flashlight and walk on the opposite side of where you are heading. If you are riding a bike, remember to have enough lighting to make you visible... the bicycle tire clip-ons do not show up well from behind... and please do not be offended if the driver uses their "high beams," as walkers are difficult to see, and they really are trying to be watchful, and they don't want to hit you.
A Message from Your Corporation
Prospectus: An Explanation!
Your "prospectus" is your formal contract that allows you to dwell in a mobile home on rented land in Sebring Village. It spells out the terms, conditions, responsibilities, duties and obligations for both the Park Owner and the Homeowner. As a homeowner you are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of your prospectus; the same as you would for any other contract you sign.
There are many variations of the prospectus for our Park. If you have not read your prospectus or if you can neither find one nor have one, here is a first step. The Park's original prospectus, which contains all of the basic elements common to all rental lots, is available on-line at the Corporation website. Visit www.sebringvillage.org and click on "prospectus". Going forward, the Corporation Board of Directors and the Park Manager will work cooperatively to find the best way to ensure that all homeowners have access to the correct prospectus.
Note from the Editor ~ Barb Gephart
During the latter part of May, Kerm and I will be traveling, and I will be depending on the help of others for delivery of the June newspaper. I also will be preparing the July issue while traveling, and then sending the file to the Printer. They will print the issues and then will have the "Bits" delivered to Sharon LaPenna, who has offered to see that the volunteer deliverers will receive their copies. 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. Thank you all, for handling this for me in my absence.
Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle
Three former residents: Jay Kruck, Jack Faulkner, and Joe Guarino, have passed away.
A "get well" card was sent to Rich Cox, who was recently hospitalized.
Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen
Here it is, mid-April, and our coffee crowd is way down; by the time of our next coffee, May 6th, we will he having only about a dozen-and-a-half attending.
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 May 6th.
JULIET'S Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson, Becky Moore
Thirty-five Sebring Village Ladies enjoyed a wonderful luncheon at the "Outback Restaurant" on April 14th.
Glenda Gibson, assisted by Marsha Donahue, hosted the first Luncheon of the April-to-November schedule. JULIETS continues year-round on the second Thursday of each month.
Karen Locke asked the blessing. Following luncheon, the ladies played a "Left or Right?" game, leaving everyone laughing and enjoying the event.
Flossie White, mother of resident Cheryl Wilson, was a first-timer there. After urging, "Outback" gave five gift coupons for a "Blooming Onion," or any other appetizer, to Vera Fedler, Nancy Fletcher, Alice Hildebrand, Norma Holden, and Sharon Schaller, who were winners of the drawing.
Please remember to sign-up on the Bulletin Board for the June 12th "Ruby Tuesday's" luncheon, to be held at 12 Noon. Please call if you need a ride, or be at the Clubhouse at 11:30.
R.OM.E.O.'s ~ John Arata
ROMEO's is held the third Wednesday of every month at 12 Noon. Romeos will be going to Chula Vista Restaurant, located at 1775 US HWY 27 South, at Noon on Wednesday, May 18 th.
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 was well represented at "Ruby Tuesday's" in April. The Cirrus Street dinner on May 19th will be at the "Olive Garden."
I want to give thanks to all of our winter residents who graced us with their presence this past season and wish them a wonderful summer.
Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue
Please check the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse.
Bowling Banquet ~ Glenda Gray
Our bowling banquet was held March 24th, at "Homer's Restaurant." The Men's "high game" was Max Bonkoski, with a 234; he also had the "high series," with a 550. The Women's "high game" was Alberta Kiss with a 206. The "high series" for the Women was Donna Martens, with a 523. The "most improved" bowlers were Harry Hunsicker and Helen Southard. Bowling will begin again next November 4th.
Notes from Nancy (Morley)
Penny, Sue, Bobby, Randy and I want to extend a huge "thank you" to the wonderful 130+ Sebring Village dance attendees on April 10th, Your support was greatly appreciated by the Dance Committee.
I've received lots of great feedback and suggestions, and I thank all those who've shared with me. We are very excited to advise that the lineup for our next season is complete and will be printed in the October and November Bits. We're bringing back some of your favorites and will introduce a few new acts as well. Happy summer everyone!
Special Events for May
During my life I have realized that we humans are creatures of habit. Now I ask you to forget your old habits, and turn around... as the Summer Activities Bulletin Board is now located in a new place, not on the South side of the hallway, but now on the North side of the hallway.
Ah ha! I knew you could do it. And isn't it pretty?
So please stop by the Clubhouse and check out all the summer activities that we have in store for you. Now don't be shy — Read, sign up, and enjoy!
Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin
It's that time again to get started with summer activities. We sure do have a lot of fun things planned for you to enjoy.
We are doing things a little differently this summer. There are a number of full-time residents who are going to take on the task of planning each activity on their own. Each person will solely plan and coordinate the activity they have chosen to do.
So, when they come to you for some help, I surely hope they can count on you. We are doing it this way to get as many summer residents involved as possible. I am sure that we will all pull together to ensure that this is the best summer ever.
Ticket Sales ~ Sue Cronin
We will be selling tickets for Summer Activities in the Clubhouse every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
A special "thanks" goes out to Bill Bowling for printing our tickets. He has done a beautiful job as he always does. Anyone who would like to help sell tickets are welcome, or... just stop by to say, "Hi!"
Special Events for May
Mother's Day Brunch
Friday, May 6 th, 11 a.m.
$5.00 members $6.00 non-members
Coordinated by Sue Cronin
You will have a choice of two entrees. We will be serving a fruit bowl, French toast, and a side of bacon. Or your second choice will be a fruit bowl, baked egg casserole, served with biscuits and a side of bacon. Tea and coffee will also be served.
A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse, so that we know which choice you have made.
Following our brunch, you will be entertained by a short skit, entitled "The Stages of Motherhood." Laughs will be free of charge.
Don't forget to sign up and get your tickets as soon as possible. Remember, both women and men are welcome, after all, we all have had mothers.
Memorial Day Party
Monday, May 30th at 3 p.m.
Coordinated by Leslie Maschue
Our Memorial Day picnic will begin at 3:00 on May 30th, with a brief Memorial Day program honoring our veterans and our friends and neighbors who have passed away since last Memorial Day. After dinner, we will be playing Card Bingo (like we did at "Pot Lucks") and possibly another game. "Sloppy Joes" and dessert will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.
If you would be willing to assist with the cooking, set up, or clean up, please let me know. Many hands make for light work. Most importantly, please sign up so that I know the amount of "Sloppy Joes" to prepare. The sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you then.
Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin
Come one, come all, to a really fun evening of playing Bean Bag Baseball. We play every Sunday night at 7 p.m. You will meet some wonderful people and have tons of laughs.
Euchre ~ Glenda Gibson
Euchre is every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 863-386-0499.
EUCHRE PLAYERS - If any of you are interested in playing Euchre in the afternoons, Tuesdays at 1 p.m., call Rachel Ward (863-658-2795). This would be new for the fall season. Cost will be $1.00 per person, with the top three getting prizes.
Knitting, Quilting... ~ Carol DeArmitt
Knitting & Crocheting, quilting & stitching will remain on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m., as there is interest.
New "Welcome and Membership" Chairman ~ Gerry Hunsicker
As many of you know, I have resigned as the "Welcome & Membership" Chairman for the Association. It has been a pleasure for me to greet all the new owners and residents of Sebring Village. I loved getting to meet everyone, learn about what brought them to Sebring Village, where they lived up north, or if they planned to live in the Village year round.
As of April 1st, the new chairman is Suellen Jones. Sue is a relatively new owner herself, and is excited about getting a chance to "welcome" everyone. She is friendly, out-going, and has the perfect personality, so I am sure she will do an outstanding job as the new chairman. If you are new to the Park, or need to get your Association membership cards, please contact Suellen at 937-935-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen & Nancy Curry
310 Chance Street
Bought Winans' home
405 Chablis Street
Bought Wright/Sears' Home
Corrections to Northern Connections:
Dickes, Philip & Charlene
720 Bobby Jones Rd.
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Add to Northern Connections:
Soule, Bob & Mary Ann
360 Debbie Dr.
Indiana, PA 15701
Changes & Updates ~ Kathy Bonkoski
Please notify Kathy Bonkoski at 863-658-1951 or email@example.com 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.
From the Editor ~ Barb Gephart
If you have information you would like included in the Bits & Pieces,
please call or e-mail, by the 15th of the month. Call 863-385-0137 or email
To our new residents who might not know, this paper is printed every month and is delivered to your door. If your paper is not delivered, your carrier may be on vacation, or you may not have a carrier for the season. (If you would like to volunteer, please contact me.) In the event your paper is not delivered, extras are taken to the Clubhouse, and you may pick one up there. It can also be read on your computer at sebringva.com. You will also find photos of Park activities on the site, which is created and maintained by resident Walter Moore.