Sebring Village Association — September 2017

From the Association
Labor Day Party
Shrimp Boil
"Semper Fi" United States Marines Corps
A Note of Appreciation
Community Manager's Message
Summer Activities
JULIET's Luncheon
Bean Bag Baseball
Coffee Tyme
Singles and Friends
Cirrus Street Dinner
Water Aerobics
Knitting & Crocheting
Water Volleyball
Weekly Activities
Upcoming Events for 2017
September Anniversaries
September Birthdays
From Your Editor
September Calendar

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From the Association ~ Walt D'Alessandris

Hi Everybody!

Summer is on its way out and it’s hard to believe that September is almost here. Nice to see some of our Northern friends coming back “home” to the Village. Many new folks are moving in, and if they are your neighbors, please introduce yourself and welcome them to the “family.”

Traffic on Route 27 appears to have really increased in the last few weeks, and, with school starting, make sure you have one foot ready on the brake pedal. Watch out for the other guy because he is not as good a driver as you are???

By the grace of God, we have been blessed with no serious storms this hurricane season. Let’s pray that it stays this way.

The Village is a great place to live, but along with the good things comes the unavoidable fact that there is also much sadness. Keep in mind the sick, the loss of a loved one, and any heartache that someone you know may be experiencing. A smile, a kind “hello” can really brighten a heavy-hearted person’s day.

Don’t forget to do something nice for your neighbor.

Labor Day Party

Monday, Sept. 4th, at 3 p.m.
Free Event

The Association will provide hot dogs with all the fixings. They will also provide dessert, coffee, tea and lemonade. This is a pot luck dinner and from living in this park for six years I have learned that Sebring Village has outstanding cooks. I sure do love pot luck dinners!

This year we are trying something different. We are asking everyone to be at the Clubhouse at 2:30 p.m., and to bring your food contribution with you. We will have people in the kitchen to take your food and will either refrigerate it or keep it warm for you.

Then, we will all play a picture scavenger hunt. We already have six crew leaders. Each crew leader has been asked to gather up a crew of six to eight people. Each crew will then be given their picture clues and at 3 p.m., off they will go throughout the park to find the clues.

For those who do not get on a crew, we will be playing a Clubhouse scavenger hunt throughout the Clubhouse. The winning crew will receive prizes. All crews will have one hour to play the game. Once all crews report back to the Clubhouse, dinner will be served.

Our Crew Leaders are: Lannie Powers, JoAnne Briglia, Karen Evans, Leslie Maschue, Suellen Jones and Bunny Flandermeyer. We could use a few more crew leaders and if you are interested please call Sue Cronin at 863-635-6164.

This should be a great time and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you. Please sign up on our sign-up sheet that will be on the bulletin board.

Friday, September 22nd, at 5 p.m.
$12.00 for members and $14.00 non-members

Are you all ready for our annual all-you-can-eat Shrimp Boil? This event has always been a highlight of our summer activities. We will only be selling 55 tickets, so make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at the Clubhouse on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets will be sold on a “first come, first serve” basis. There will be a sign-up sheet on the Clubhouse bulletin board.

Those who have attended before know what a feast we put on. No fuss, no frills, just plenty of great food and, remember, one lucky person will eat for free!

Coffee, tea, lemonade, and dessert will be served, but, feel free to bring your own beverage. I hear that beer goes good with shrimp. Come and get your tickets, you do not want to miss this!

United States Marines Corps
~ Ted Antone

We are looking to start a Marine Corps League Detachment here in the Heartlands Area. We are looking for a few, proud Marines to join our ranks and make new friends that were in the Corps.

All Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains can join as full members. We also have associate memberships for non-members. For more information, please contact Ted Antone at 352-988-4599.

A Note of Appreciation ~ Sebring Village Shufflers

Just wanted to let the Office Managers, Henry & Sandy, know that we appreciated the quick response to our request regarding the rain spout repairs at the Shuffle Board courts. This repair was long overdue and much needed, thank you.

Community Manager’s Message ~ Sandy and Henry Haywood

We are enjoying the “dog days of Summer” here at Sebring Village! We know how to beat the heat with a dip in the pool, playing cards, an early morning bike ride, or just having a refreshing beverage in the air conditioning! No matter how you are spending your summer, remember that cooler days are ahead!

As you may know by now, Liz Orr is no longer with us, and, we are blessed to have welcomed Tonya White to our team. She has made the sudden transition very smooth, and is settling in wonderfully! She looks forward to meeting everyone, so please stop by and introduce yourself!

I would also like to thank those that sent cards, flowers and condolences for the recent loss of my Mother. The expressions of kindness were greatly appreciated.

We continue to work on gathering updated phone numbers, and email addresses, and ask that you make sure we have your current information on file.

We will be mailing out a letter regarding owner account information and a “Hold Harmless Release Agreement” letter that each person residing in a unit must sign and return. This is required by our insurance company to be on file for our fitness center. Even if you do not use this facility, we must have a signed copy for your file. If we do not have this, you or your guests/renters will not be allowed to use this area of the property.

If you rent your unit, or have guests, they will need to come to the Office and sign this upon arrival. Please stop by to take care of this at your earliest convenience.

There has been some discussion in the community as to why the rules and regulations and Park approval processes for new owners and return renters have changed. For new owners, they have not changed, but are being more closely monitored and adhered to properly.

For returning renters, they will need to do a yearly background check. Just because someone had no reasons to be denied one year, does not mean that this could not change from year to year. This is to protect the value of the property and to make sure that all applicants are being thoroughly screened through the Home Office. This is protection for all of us that reside here and it is how we will keep Sebring Village a clean, neat, safe and desirable community.

If you have any questions, or hear rumors that are being circulated, we would ask that you not participate in this, as it is not productive, nor how you build positive community relationships. Please stop by the Office, and we will gladly give you any information that you would like clarification on.

Be aware that when “mean spirited,” or any other “anonymous” letters are received, they go directly in the trash can. If you have a concern or issue that is important enough to bring to our attention, then the assumption is that as an adult, you would come in and discuss this in a manner that is appropriate. Otherwise, it is gossip, and of no value. All that this produces is the true character of the one sending the information. Any real needed changes or issues will only be resolved by honest and respectful communication. It should also be pointed out that the source of these is typically easily recognizable.

Be sure to thank your maintenance team that works so hard to make Sebring Village beautiful, and be respectful of not stopping them to question them about things that they are not involved in, or to complain about things that you are disgruntled about. These need to be directed to the Office along with any work requests or problems that you have so that we can follow up and document them.

As managers, we are here to do a job, and we do not take it personally when this offends someone or they are frustrated with the adaptation to change, as we recognize that this can be difficult.

Thank you for your cooperation as we move ahead in making this an even better place to call home!

Benevolences ~ Amy Slane

“Get Well” wishes went to Riley Farmer, John Goldsmith, and Allen Warchak. Thoughts and prayers of comfort were sent to Melanie Emerson, for husband, Bob; Dorie Riemer, for the loss of husband, Bob; Connie Pratt, for the loss of her husband, Tom; and to Sandy Haywood, for the loss of her mother.

Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin

What a blast everyone had at the Roaring ‘20's Dance Gala! Our banquet table was over-flowing with gourmet delights. Everyone outdid themselves and a great, big thanks go out to all who provided the food for this occasion. Our chocolate bar was also a big success, (heck who doesn't like chocolate?)

A big thanks to Angie Warchak, who helped us book Chris to replace Allen, who was under the weather. Chris did a fantastic job, and stepped up at the last minute to provide entertainment for all to enjoy.

As per our Summer activities, the decorations were “over-the-top”, and so many of you who attended remarked on how beautiful the Clubhouse looked.

Thank you to Cheryl Wilson, Lois, Rita, Mary, Jack and Cathy Harpin, Charley, JoAnne, Sandy Taylor, Carol DeArmitt and, of course, myself. This was a huge job, and, as you can tell by all the great pictures up on our website, it was a job well done. Sebring Village Summer Activities ROCK!!!

By the time you read this issue we would have also held our “Soup and Sub Night”. I will play catch-up on that event in our next issue. I am sure it will be a big success.

R.O.M.E.O.’s ~ John Arata

In September, we will be going to the “Blue Lagoon”, at 4120 U.S. Hwy 27 No., Wednesday, September 20th at Noon. If you have any questions, please call John Arata at 863-385-0885.

J.U.L.I.E.T.’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson & Becky Moore

The August luncheon for the “Juliets” was held at “Dot's Restaurant”, on August 10th. There were 18 attending, including a new “Juliet,” Karen Evans. Welcome, Karen, to the “Juliets.” Jean Knutson gave the blessing; thank you, Jean, for a wonderful blessing. The door prize from “Dot's” was a free lunch. Sharon Hoffman won the drawing. Congratulations, Sharon!

After lunch, Glenda played a point game, in which Yvette won. Congratulations, Yvette! Her prize was a beautiful picture frame.

Our next luncheon will be Thursday, September 14th, at 12:00 noon at the “Garden Café” on Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. We hope to see many “Juliets” there! Until then, STAY COOL!!!

Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin

OK, players, Beanbag Baseball will resume on Sunday, September 3rd, same time at 7 p.m., the same place, at the Clubhouse. So, limber up and let’s start having some fun once again.

Coffee Tyme ~ Helen Hutchison

Coffee Tyme will only be on the first Friday of the month in September, and going until November, when it will resume weekly. The nurses will still be coming every month, and the time will remain 8:30 a.m.

Singles and Friends ~ Leslie Maschue

Wow, is it September already? We have had a fun summer! Our smaller group has allowed us to explore some smaller restaurants, but we sure miss the rest of our group. We look forward to seeing you soon.

As always, check the bulletin board for the sign-up sheet to find out where we are going. And, remember to bring your friends.

Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza

The Cirrus St. dinner will not be meeting the month of September. See you in October.

Pinochle ~ Pete Mezza

Pinochle is played on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. All level of players welcome. Call Pete for information at 863-414-2110.

Water Aerobics ~ Audrey Eddinger

Water Aerobics will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday thru Friday. Any questions, please contact Audrey Eddinger at 610-334-8547.

Knitting & Crocheting ~ Carol DeArmitt

The Knitting and Crocheting group will continue meeting on Mondays, at 1 p.m.

Water Volleyball

Water Volleyball is every Wednesday at 4 p.m. We play for one hour, with very little rules but many laughs.

Bingo ~ Continues every Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.

Bridge ~ Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m.

Bunco ~ Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m.

Euchre ~ Wednesday evening, at 7:00 p.m.

Hand and Foot ~ every evening at 7:00 p.m. ~ provided there is no conflict.

Golf Sebring Village ~ Shotgun starts every Wednesday, at 8:15 a.m., and at 1:00 p.m., at Sebring Golf.

Knitting & Crocheting ~ Monday, at 1:00 p.m.

Pepper/Bid Euchre ~ Tuesday, at 6 p.m.

Pinochle ~ Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Pool-Shooters ~ Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.

Poker ~ Sunday, 6-8 p.m.; Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Texas Hold Em ~ 7 p.m. sharp.

Water Aerobics ~ every Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Water Volleyball ~ Wednesday, at 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events For 2017

September 4th – Labor Day Party – 3 p.m.
Sign-up sheet. – Free Event

September 22nd – Shrimp Boil – 5 p.m.
$12.00 members and $14.00 non-members

October 7th – Vegas Carnival Night – 5 p.m.
Tickets sold at door for games and for snack bar food

October 27th – Italian Dinner and Show - 5 p.m.
$7.00 members and $9.00 non-members

October 31st – Halloween Dance - 7 p.m.
Tickets -$5.00 members and $7.00 non- members.
Live Music

September Anniversaries ~ Amy Slane

September Birthdays ~ Amy Slane

From Your Editor ~ Liz Edwards

Just a reminder, three ways you can contribute to your “Bits & Pieces”:

1. Phone: 772-801-1190
2. Delivery: 927 Cirrus St.
3. Email:

Please have your information to me by the 15th of the month. Thank you.

September Calendar ~ Bill Bowling