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BOARD MEETING

BOD WORKSHOP

Wednesday, January 17th - 7 P.M.

Tuesday, January 2nd - 9 A.M.

JANUARY 2018 SPECIAL EVENTS

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Board of Directors Workshop All Members Welcome Women's Association Bingo Also on the 9, 16, 23, 30 Richard's Variety Music Jam BCPO Bingo Also on the 12, 19, 26 ACC Meeting Also on the 22 All Stars Entertainment Unit Rep Meeting VRC Meeting RV Compound Brookridge Entertainment AARP Drivers Course Good Times Line Dance Singles Mingle Also on the 28

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6:00 PM 9:00 AM 8:30 AM 10:00 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM

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Gospel Jubilee Board Meeting All Members Welcome Dream Team Music Community of Christ

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-25 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-39 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-46 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 PSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51


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“News & Views” Guidelines The “News & Views” is a free community monthly publication for the residents of Brookridge, to help keep you advised of events and happenings in your community. The guidelines to follow in order to have your articles published are as follows:

1. The editor reserves the right to select letters for publication and to edit for grammar, style and length, while making efforts to preserve the core of the letter. 2. All articles must be 200 words or less, typed upper and lower case; not all caps, dated and signed by the writer, with their telephone number. (Short personal notices of Thanks, Condolences, etc. will be accepted, if they are printed legibly, easily readable and signed.)

3. The Deadline for all articles in 2018 will be 2:00 pm on January 11th, February 8th, March 8th , April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th- For the following months edition. 4. All articles must be submitted each month for the following month. No articles will automatically be re-run. All questions regarding the above should be directed to the BCPO Office at 5960696.

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Please follow the watering restrictions. Water on only the days you are allowed and only within the times that are allowed. Citations and fines for violating the watering restrictions do not require notice. For citation and fine information (or to report Water violations) contact ~ Hernando County Code Enforcement- 352-754-4056

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2017 SCHEDULE OF STANDARD BOARD MEETINGS

Tuesday workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Held at the Clubhouse January Tuesday, January 2 Wednesday, January 17

February Tuesday, February 6 Wednesday, February, 21 March Tuesday, March 6 Annual Meeting & Organizational Meeting Wednesday, March 21 April Tuesday, April 3 Wednesday, April 18 May Tuesday, May 1 Wednesday, May 16

June Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 20

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July Tuesday, July 3 Wednesday, July, 18

August Tuesday, August 7 Wednesday, August 15

September Tuesday, September 4 Wednesday, September 19 October Tuesday, October 2 Wednesday, October 17

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President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Happy New Year, dear friends!

We have seen a lot of snow – in pictures from our family and friends up North, that is! We hope you have enjoyed the Christmas season, and may the new year bring wonderful joy and hope to all. We are so appreciative of the trust you have in the Board of Directors, which is evident with the passage of the new budget. We will continue to keep working hard for Brookridge.

We have listened to you as we continue to serve you. A common theme is that we want to be a true 55+ community. We kept your views in mind as we reviewed the Governing Documents. The process began in earnest with the vote in 2013. This year we are requesting a positive vote to continue that process by moving the age restriction for residency to 18 years old. Another change we are requesting is to restrict the number of residents in a household to two per bedroom, with the bedrooms as listed with the Hernando County Appraiser's Office. This will limit the number of residents per household. Please allow us to explain why this is necessary for the growth of Brookridge as a true retirement community for all residents. We will have as many town meetings as necessary to have open dialogue. I will also meet with small groups as I did with the budget.

We are requesting two Deed Restrictions and one Bylaw change for Violations and the Violation Review Committee. Many complaints we receive are from frustrated neighbors who see people violating our Governing Documents; it appears we are not addressing violations. What most of us do not realize is that Security and Code Enforcement do handle By Ray Geroux all the complaints, but it could take up to 2 ½ to 3 months to The Annual Membership Meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of resolve because of the VRC process. The Florida Statutes March, March 21, 2018 at 7 pm. Please plan on attending to have given HOA's more latitude to quicken the process. These changes will help speed up the process and get the violations show your support of the Board of Directors, Unit to the Board in a more timely manner. Representatives and Brookridge employees. Your voice, suggestions and concerns are always heard. Thank You. On another note, we are aware of the wild animals that are roaming around Brookridge. Ray Geroux has spoken with the We will have one by-law vote and two deed restriction votes County and with Florida Wildlife Commission. Unfortunately, and there will be three (3) Board seats open for election. You they do not take care of those animals. What they ask is to not can obtain more information at Brookridge.com and click “Vote feed any wild animal or birds, because when we do, the animals stay. They prey on rabbits and squirrels, they will leave 2018” to open the documents and Board resumes. when the food gets scarce. Please remember – do NOT let your cats and small dogs run loose, especially at night! The We do not plan on operating online voting for these elections coyotes and fox look at them as food also. We cannot stress and votes. All ballots and votes will be by mailed ballots. The this enough. Please, do not try to catch or kill the wildlife. Guns additional time to mark the online records with the submitted of any type are NOT permitted for use in our neighborhoods. paper ballot markings proved to be very time consuming and negated any reduced costs of not printing and mailing the bal- For those of you who have not signed up to receive emails, lots. I will continue to look for ways to streamline this process please do so as Ray and the Board send out a lot of great information that keeps you all up to date on important issues. but for this year we will stay with the paper ballot. We have grown from less than 700 emails before the hurricane Thank you! To all the volunteers year after year who give their to more than 800 today. It is quick and simple, just put your name, address and email address on a piece of paper and time to help make a Better Brookridge, 45 years strong! Happy give it to Vivian at the front office to add to your file. You will New Year… receive helpful information from Ray Geroux, who has done an outstanding job of keeping Brookridge residents informed.

Managers Report

I am happy to meet with anyone who has questions, issues, or suggestions. Please contact our Executive Secretary, Dorene Steinmetz, at 352-596-0696, to set up an appointment.


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Security Captains Report By Greg Schubert

As the cooler weather returns and our friends from up north arrive, we will start seeing more golf carts on Brookridge roads. I would like to remind everyone that golf carts, like motor vehicles, must obey all traffic laws. All vehicles must: 1. Obey posted speed limits 2. Come to a complete stop at all stop signs 3. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks at clubhouse and parking lots 4. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to operate a golf cart

If everyone would follow these simple rules, we will keep Brookridge the safe community that it is.

RV Compound By Jim Snyder

We had our annual meeting and 48 people attended, 202 couldn't make it. the committee was asking for a $20.00 donation to help put up new lights in the compound and install new HD cameras. The total users who donated were 95, those who didn't were 155. The donation is $1.70 a month to park in a safe, well-lit area. We work hard to keep the compound clean and make sure all users follow the rules. It is a shame that 155

users cannot afford $1.70 a month so the lighting and camera project can be finished. We are also in need of volunteers to help with our monthly walkthru. We are photographing all violations to ensure that they are fixed in a timely manner.

Please ALL, step up and donate and/or volunteer one hour per month to help. Call, Jim Snyder at 596-1804 for more info.

Safety Committee By Ed Baines

Happy New Year. 2018 is upon us and it is wise to remind everyone that the set speed of 30 MPH on our Boulevard was established to keep both you, walkers, and those in Golf Carts safe. Please, Please, obey our posted speed limits. This is our number one complaint by residence living in Brookridge. Running Stop signs is our second highest complaint. Please obey traffic rules inside Brookridge as you would outside Brookridge. This is not too much to ask. Our 2018 show season is upon us and the clubhouse becomes a very busy congested place during these events. Please use extra caution and be patient while driving in this area during these events. Thank you all and I hope you have a SAFE year.


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MINUTES

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2017

Call to Order:

9:02 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 11/3/17. . PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Out of respect, please turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice: Approval of Minutes:

President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Ross, Director Smith & Director Lowry PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Shubert 10 Member names were on the sign-in sheet Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 & 732 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

a. a. Approval of the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop Meeting of 10/3/17. STANDS APPROVED AS AMENDED. Correspondence:

None

General Manager Report: Attached

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: a. Security of the unmonitored pedestrian gate. MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO FORM AN AD-HOC COMMITTEE, OF AT LEAST THREE (3) PERSONS BY OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2017. THEN REVIEW AND OBTAIN WRITTEN BIDS AS TO HOW BEST SECURE AND MONITOR THIS PEDESTRIAN GATE. THIS REVIEW WOULD INCLUDE BOTH COST BIDS AS WELL AS INSURING THAT IT NOT PLACE UNDUE BURDENS ON OUR SECURITY FORCE. THEN RETURN THEIR RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOD FOR ACTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Lengthy Discussion

b. Nominating Committee Appointments MOTION BY BASTERTI, SECONDED BY SMITH, TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS: ROSEMARY BASTERI – LIAISON, PEGGY CHRISTIE - CHAIRPERSON & TOM WOOLINGTON – MEMBER. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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c. Election Committee Appointments MOTION TO APPPROVE MARY SWEENEY AS THE ELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBERS, ISABELL RAAD, KAY DITTMER, FAY ALSTAD, MARIE GEELEN, ALLEN SHAPIRO, VIRGINIA SHAPIRO, JANET MCCLANAHAN, ED BAINES, SHARON BAINES & SUSAN PATTERSON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

d. 55+ New Residents MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ALLOW AN APPLICANT TO MOVE INTO BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY ON THE MONTH OF THEIR BIRTHDAY. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. k. A/VRC Case # 5473 (9372 Scepter Ave) Speeding (36 mph), Case # 5368 (9863 Scepter Ave) Speeding (35 mph), Case # 5367 (8425 Fleetway Ave) Speeding (38 mph): MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO UPHOLD THE LISTED FINES & SUSPENSIONS AS CASE# 5473, 5368 & 5367 WAIVED THEIR HEARING AND PAID THEIR FINES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors: Committee Reports/Projects (no motions or consensus will be considered)

Secretary Ross – We need 4 Unit Reps. This year 4 new homes have been moved into Brookridge and 508 background checks done. The Unit Reps are a welcoming committee for the new residents of Brookridge. If you are interested or know anyone who is, contact me or Peggy Christie at 352-596-2973. It is a great way to get involved.

2nd Vice President Sajdak – Linda Smith will be stepping in for me at the A/VRC Meeting tomorrow. There are pictures at Administration with 4 designs for the front sign.

Director Smith – A company gave us 4 different concepts for the new sign out front. The committee has decided on 2 of them. We are waiting on 2 bids and hope to have more information in January News & Views. The Beautification Committee is back in full swing and hope to have new Christmas decorations up this year. The committee is always looking for new volunteers. All decorations will be going up on November 16th. Treasurer Basteri – We understand everyone’s concerns about raising the assessments. We have not had a raise in the reserves since 2013. Everything is going up in the economy and we need to be aware of the cost of living. Think about the future of this community when you vote.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Linda Smith #1 (Sunday at 6pm is Singles Mingle at the Clubhouse we’re going to have wine and cheese. It’s just a $2 donation and its lots of fun.), Rosemary Basteri #4 (Saturday 11/11/17 is our Veterans Day salute. Greg, Harry & Stan have worked hard to put it on. The Musicaires will be doing the military hymns. Thank you to the Social Dance Club for the decorations.), Ken Sajdak #4 (A/VRC: Fines and suspensions are doubled for speeding. The property owner is responsible for his/her visitor. Tell your visitor to watch their speed limit. Let’s have a safe community. RV Compound has a meeting tomorrow at 10am.), Ron Ross #6 (Not all golf carts are golfers. Make sure you register your golf cart at the office.), Gail Metcalf #6 (Thanked Sue Patterson & Sandy Hoose for Tuesday Night Bingo, Wednesday night Left, Right, Center by Nancy Cundall and Thursday night Dime Jingles as well. Please smoke in the smoking areas only. There is no smoking


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near any door and you must be at least 20 feet away. A shout out to the people that run the All Stars Entertainment group & the Brookridge Entertainment group. Also, only 4 people take care of the RV Compound. Please donate to keep the RV Compound running smoothly.), Gary Owens #3 (We must raise assessments to run this community.) Jim Snyder #4 (Cones at the RV Compound.), Peggy Christie #2 (Budget Voting & voting online.) MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Meeting Adjourned at 10:06 a.m. Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Executive Recording Secretary Submitted by: BCPO BOARD SECRETARY RON ROSS {Minutes subject to approval at the 12/5/17 meeting}

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2017

Call to Order:

7:02 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 11/10/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice: Approval of Minutes:

President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri & Secretary Ross. Excused: Director Smith Unexcused: Director Lowry PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Shubert 48 member names were on the sign-in sheet

Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 & 732 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

a. Approval of Minutes of the Board of Director’s Meeting of 10/18/2017 STANDS APPROVED AS WRITTEN Correspondence: None

General Manager Report: Attached

Treasurer’s Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None

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New Business: a. Budget Voting Results for the 2018 Proposed Budget and Fully Funded Reserves: Treasurer Basteri stated 493 members voted. Members that voted at the Clubhouse were 201 in favor and 147 against for a total of 348 votes. Online votes recorded were 116 in favor and 29 against. There were 6 Absentee votes and no Voids. The Budget passed with a total of 317 in favor and 176 against for a subtotal of 493 votes. NO MOTION NEEDED. A re-count was conducted at the Administration office. The final count for the 2018 Budget Vote Results were: Online 11/14/17 Voided Ballots TOTALS

FOR BUDGET AGAINST BUDGET TOTAL 116 29 145 201 147 348 0 0 0 317 176 493

b, c. A/VRC Case # 5351 (8422 Dickens Ave) Unregistered Resident & 5371 (9229 Admiral St) No background screening: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5351 & 5371 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

d, e. A/VRC Case # 5395 (9700 Scepter Ave) Unregistered Resident & Case # 5382 (15478 Brookridge Blvd) No background screening: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5395 & 5382 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $100 FINE PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. f, g. A/VRC Case # 5407 (9397 Scepter Ave) Expired Lease & Case # 5458 (14221 Rialto Ave) RV Site #61 – Flat tires & shredded tarp: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, THAT CASE # 5407 & 5458 BE CLOSED. NO FINES, SUSPENSION OR 12-MONTH PROBATION. MOTION CARRIED


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Brookridge members that voted online. The Ballot Box needs a facelift.), Rosemary Basteri #4 (Thanks to Greg, Harry & Stan for the wonderful Veterans Day ceremony. We would like to expand the photo collage of our Veterans. If you have a picture of a family member that is in the service, please bring it in.), Gail Metcalf #6 (Thanked Greg, Harry and Stan for the Veterans Day program. Also a big Kudos to Ron Ross as he performed a wonderful benediction.), Maynard Morrison #4 (On 11/18/17 the Men’s Club will put on a Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. We had to shut it down at 352 people.), Bonnie Brown #3 (We are from Canada and wanted to thank Ray for all the Hurricane Irma updates.), George Clair #4 (School gate security), Ray Starr #3 (School gate and School Board control of gate.)

h. A/VRC Case # 5410 (14948 Brookridge Blvd) Vehicle parked on grass: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5410 THAT A FINE OF $50 PER OCCURANCE AND 30 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. i, j. A/VRC Case # 5376 (8422 Dickens Ave) Laundry hanging on handicap railing in front of home & Case # 5485 (9186 Adjourned at 7:45 p.m. Salisbury Dr) Vehicle parked on street overnight: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5376 & 5485 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUS- SUBMITTED BY: RON ROSS, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY PENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. k. A/VRC Case # 5500 (15408 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding (35 mph): MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO UPHOLD THE LISTED FINES & SUSPENSIONS AS CASE# 5500 WAIVED THEIR HEARING AND PAID THEIR FINES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

President Metcalf – Please call the Sheriff’s office to report illegal activity or any dogs running in the street. Brookridge Security and Code Enforcement can only uphold the Governing Documents.

Secretary Ross – We need more Unit Reps. They are the welcoming committee to all new residents. In the last 13 months they have visited over 213 homes with 4 of those homes being brand new. Since January of 2017 we’ve had over 500 background checks done on people moving in. Brookridge is a changing, growing community. Please get involved! I am also putting together an Ad-Hoc Committee for securing the front gate. Let me know if you are interested in being a part of it. Unit Reps meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. You don’t have to live in the Unit you represent.

2nd Vice President Starr – There will be construction going on in the outbound front gate in a couple weeks. They are going to be installing a fence. Pedestrians or bicyclists will have to start going through the security gate, once it is installed. Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Ron Ross #6 (Brookridge has over 800 resident emails, we had 145 votes online for the Budget.), Ken Sajdak #4 (Thanks to all


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Clubs of Brookridge By Ray Geroux, GM

Share your good deeds. I encourage all clubs to notify Jean Hamilton of the Tampa Bay Times of your events that benefit the Brooksville Community. Fund raisers, charitable donations, or awards are some examples. If you include a good color photo in your email she may include it in your story. You can email Jean at Jhamilton@tampabay.com or by phone at 352-848-1438

The Projector

Attention Clubs, the projector has been placed in the clubhouse inventory for your access. It connects to a laptop to project on a screen. If your club needs to use it please check it out from the monitors office, great for showing slides or power point programs.

By David Bahr

A New Year, a New beginning, resolutions for some, same old for many. This being said, I would like to take this time to reintroduce our humble Astronomy Club to our long time and hopefully new readers in Brookridge.

Who? Basically, we are a group of people (mostly retired) who like looking "out" into the night sky. Many members have in the past or currently own a basic telescope or binoculars, though owning these astronomical tools is definitely not required to be a club member. The Brookridge Astronomy Club was started in 2011 in response to a small ad placed in the News & Views by our current secretary, Phil Rastocny. In 7 years, we have grown steadily, adopting official bylaws, guidelines for night viewing and a nice inventory of astronomical learning tools. Our club Email/Face Book Group site boasts members from California to the New England States, and is now used as an information and communications site for all members. What we do! Now known in the greater Hernando County area and beyond as the Nature Coast Amateur Astronomers (NCAA), we meet in room "D" of the Brookridge Community Clubhouse the 3rd Monday of every month for our regular club meeting. A regularly scheduled night time viewing (star party) is held on the Friday closest to the 3rd quarter moon every month (weather permitting) at the end of Midmoor Blvd. in Brookridge. These viewing sessions are open to the public, so participants do not have to be club members. In addition, we have an ever growing astronomy outreach program in the area schools and County parks with short seminars and evening star parties. Individual club members reach out to various counties in Western/Central Florida, participating in star parties and related activities. During the Fall, Winter and Spring months we are very busy since these times are our best night time viewing in Florida. Why not come out to one of our viewing sessions and see what's "out there" in our little part of the Universe!


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To learn more about fun astronomy stuff, come to our next club meeting or join us at our observing session at the west end of Midmoor Blvd. All are welcome and you do not have to own a telescope or binoculars to attend. Just bring your interest, questions, enthusiasm and smiles. Until next month, as Phil always says, "keeping looking up!"

Upcoming Astronomical Events: January 3-4 Quadrantids Meteor Shower January 12 6:00 PM Observing Session, West end of Midmoor Blvd. January 15 7:00 PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, Room D

For more information about our club, call David Bahr at 352610-0464

By Ed Baines

Greetings and Happy New Year from your Beautification Committee. It is hard to believe it is 2018 already. We are continuing to upgrade the appearance of the Brookridge Guard Shack at the Main Entrance. We believe this is where our first opinion of Brookridge is. So, we are trying to make it as welcoming and beautiful as we can. I hope you all appreciate the hard work our committee has done in this regard. We are taking nominations for the Honorary Wall in the Clubhouse. A form can be obtained in the Administration Office to recognize individuals that live in Brookridge that have gone above and beyond for our community. Their name will be placed on the wall at a recognition ceremony on March 1st, 2018 at 1 P.M. at the Clubhouse. Deadline for submission of nominees is January 31st, 2018. Please return the forms to the Admin Office by this date. Nominees will be reviewed at the February 1st Beautification Committee Mtg. Mark your calendars for our annual Card Party Fund Raiser to be held March 4th at 11 a.m. till ? at the clubhouse. More to come on this event in the February News and Views.

Again, please be aware of us out at the front gate and on the Boulevard while we are working for safety’s sake. We all wear vests that are easy to spot.

As always, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t litter in our community. Either public works or our committee are picking up trash thrown from vehicles or otherwise. We try hard to make our community a beautiful place to live. Help us out in this regard. It is NOT THAT HARD to take your trash home with you and dispose of it properly.

If you would like to volunteer for the Beautification Committee, we meet the first Thursday of every month at 9 am in the Admin Bldg. Conference Room to discuss our upcoming projects and then have workdays approx. once a month for about 3 hours on average. We would love to have you join us. Monetary Donations can be made for our projects by check. Please note in the memo field of your check “Beautification Committee” and deliver it to the Administration Office.

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By Janet Rupp

By Bill Hartman

We trust all campers enjoyed wonderful holidays and were able to get out and explore things in our area of Florida and beyond, while the weather was still beautiful. What an amazing Fall we have had with this most pleasant weather.

The next meeting for CERT is January 3rd (the first Wednesday in January). There will be new classes starting in the New Year (Saturdays: Jan. 13, 20, 27 9AM-4PM), contact us for information on how you can take these free classes.

For more information, call Janet Rupp at 352-597-3434.

Spring Garage Sale is coming soon: Saturday March 10th, 2018 Doors will open at 8AM until Noon. Mark these dates: Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st, and Feb. 8th for Table Sales 8:30AM to 11:00AM. Look for us in either Room C or the South Hall on those days. Donations will be accepted soon. Watch for more information about collections in February and March.

Our December meeting was held on the 18th, but our January meeting will be on our regular evening, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Clubhouse, Main Hall. Anyone with an RV is most welcome to come to our meetings and campouts. January rally will be held at Southern Aire RV Resort n ThonotosassaJanuary 16-21, 2018. Bring your neighbor and come along and join the fun. The Big RV Rally will be in Tampa at that time and many of us will take that in while over that way.

Be better prepared for next year. Come learn from the best and then join us. Contact Bill at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 293-4647 (leave message) or (352) 345-3285

Thanks for all your community support! Be prepared for any disastrous situation! And remember: always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you.


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Did you know that Brookridge has its own Community TV channel 95 or 732(HD) on Brighthouse Cable to see all the coming events and community news.

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We want to thank you for your continued loyalty and support and we're looking forward to seeing you again during this upcoming tax season. Wishing all of you a Blessed Christmas and the very best in 2018.

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By Judy Howard

COME ONE, COME ALL Crafty Stitchers giving back to Brookridge! BROOKRIDGE RESIDENTS You are invited to a Snowball Tea When: January 30TH, 11:00 to 1:30 Where: Brookridge Club House Tea, coffee, finger foods, cookies Craft Sale – Door Prize –Raffle Admission and tea are FREE! If you have any further questions, contact our President: Flo Dunham at 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information.

By Bill Hartman

Happy New Year! Isn’t it time for you to begin studying the Bible again? We have celebrated the birth of God’s Son and learned of the greatest gift of life. That is not a mystery now but what does tomorrow hold? We are beginning our study in Revelation. Join us to see what is coming, it is prophetic! Our study is year round, come join us. Bill Hartman directs the study, assisted by Linda Hartman and Dan Krotje. This is a non-denominational study of God’s Word. Reach Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or E-mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com

Here is a word from the Bible for you: Revelation 1:1-2 (KJV) “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw..”

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By Carole Levesque

Happy & Healthy New Year to all!

Our holiday luncheon at Kally K’s was held on Tuesday December 12th, we had a great time – we even had ice cream for dessert! Our program is open to Brookridge residents over eighteen. We hold classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am. Class lasts about an hour. We start with lowimpact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights and either mats or chairs and a circle for balance. Mats and weights are available for your use during the classes. Your first session is free after that it’s fifty cents. The entire session is a lot of fun!

BY Karen Doulin

If you are into sewing, needlework, crafts or anything that supports those activities; like ironing or cutting fabric, you’re welcome to join us on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 am. We give what we make to Hospice, Children’s Shelter and Nursing Homes, just to mention a few. We need used cotton colored sheets, to make gowns for hospice. Other things we cut out and sew are bibs, catheter bags, wheel chair totes and anything else a charity might ask for. We can also use, Christmas fabric, fleece and fabric with children’s patterns. Thank you Brookridge Members for donations of sewing supplies and fabric, we appreciate them so much.

Every Thursday, from 9 to 11 am in room D is our workshop and every second Thursday, during the winter, we have a short business meeting. We host a breakfast: February 11th, All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Held in the clubhouse; so convenient and well managed. Get tickets in room D any Thursday, 9-11 am or at the door.

Deliveries made to our charities in in November: Tangerine Cove ALS, 7 catheter bag covers, 30 bibs and 20 walker totes; Youth Center, bag of clothes, craft supplies, cards for paper crafts; New Generations pregnancy crisis center, 3 receiving blankets, 2 Linus quilts; Gifts From Home (to American service members), 75 Christmas Stockings and 2 heart shaped pillows; Marine Corp collecting baby things for Vets having babies, 7 baby hats, 1 bib, 5 blankets; Hospice got 8 gowns.


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women, all are welcome! Our Instructor, Marilyn, is very patient and helpful when showing you the dance moves, making the classes fun and worry free!

Hours and prices are: Tuesday-Low/Intermediate class is 11:00am-1:00pm--$6.00, Thursday-Beginner class is 9:00am-10:00am--$3.00, Thursday-High Beginner/Improver class is 10:15am-11:15am--$3.00.

Happy New Year! Christmas celebrations are almost over. We hope you are ready for the coming of the Lord! Come to Come join us and sign up for the "Good Times Line Dance Church with us at 9AM for fellowship. This month is going to Social" by calling Norma Ranking at 352-397-6088. be great! Pastor Sugg will be teaching this month. On the 21st we have a guest (Ben Hamar) who will be sharing something special concerning “American Pie”. Come and enjoy these wonderful teachers. Brookridge Church Service is for you and needs you for fellowship, music, and teaching from God’s Word. [Special announcement: We will be needing a substitute keyboardist while our regular provider is away to help her family. Thank you.]

Colossians 3:16-17 (KJV) “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (17) And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Do you have questions? God has answers. Contact Bill Hartman for more info: 352-293-4647

by Doris Rossi

January is here already with the season of Winter, "Have a Happy New Year" A New Year making new memories, making new friends, Our Club House is very comfortable, no matter what the weather is outside, Our Club is spacious, warm or cool and comfortable.

Meet old and new friends while dancing to country/western, and rock and roll, oldies music. We offer three different classes from Beginner to Intermediate. Dancing is great for your memory and provides a great mental and physical workout. Whether you live in Brookridge or not, young or old, men or


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By Thomas DiGregorio.

As 2017 ends and we welcome 2018, The Men’s Club wishes you a very happy and healthy New Year.

We want to thank the more than 350 of you who shared Thanksgiving Dinner with us and everyone who joined us for Breakfast with Santa to finish out 2017.

For our first event of 2018, The Men’s Club proudly announce an Italian Dinner on Feb. 24, 2018. This events starts at 2 PM in the clubhouse and includes a salad, baked ziti, ice tea and lemonade, coffee and dessert, bring a nice bottle of wine or your favorite refreshment. The meal will be served family style so get a group of 10 together or make new friends and share a table with others. Other events scheduled for 2018 are a movie day, block party, Thanksgiving Dinner, Breakfast with Santa and in April we will be having a fish fry, more details next month.

In the meantime as always, The Men’s Club, is always looking for a few good men. Please consider coming to one of our meetings and see for yourself what we are all about. Our meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 3PM in the clubhouse. Hope to see you there.

By Allan Blair

The train has been on the track for awhile All the folks seem to be sporting a smile But there is only one BIG winner in the crowd And everyone will cheer out loud It is a lot of fun you see You will also come to see me I am the conductor of the train So jump on board don't try to refrain You will come to a place and happy you will be To play a game and meet new friends like me Well I have a train to run To pick up people and have fun See you at the station by noon You will have a lot of fun real soon

The train leaves promptly at 12 noon on Friday in Room D A ticket costs $1.55 (one quarter and 13 dimes)

By Dolores Rehn

Ron Leaky and his wife, Debbie have moved back to Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has left big shoes to fill. We wish him all the best in his new location. They will both be missed.

We are getting organized and would like suggestions and help. We (Danny and Dolores Rehn) want to keep the Pickleball interest and activity going here in Brookridge. We would like to include instruction and activities in our club. Help from experienced players to instruct new players will be welcome. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. New players or anyone just interested in seeing what and how Pickleball is played is welcome. The schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on the court. Please come out and join us.

By Debby Burns

Hello All - The Scrapbook/Craft club is up and running again after a summer break! This group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Clubhouse (Room E). If there is a Fifth Wednesdy of the month, we also meet that day (10:00am-2:00pm). This group gathers to work on their projects, offer ideas, and share their knowledge. We all have boxes of pictures stored somewhere and they have such stories to be told. Scrapbooking these pictures and writing theri story will help you remember and will help your family know you better. If you are interested and always wanted to learn about scrapbooking, what items you may need to begin and how one goes about starting, please come. We would love to have you. When you are around others, talking and interacting, the craftiness begins to flow and it’s a comforting good time. This group was started by myself, Cindy Leslie, and I am there the first, third, and fith Wednesday of each month. Stop in.


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By Roseanne Solomon

Here we are in a New Year and Shuffleboard is back on track! We are still playing the same schedule: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 PM on the courts. We ask everybody to come early so we can set-up teams! Good to see all of the shufflers again! Anybody interested in playing is welcome to join us.

By Debby Burns

Brookridge Singles welcomes in the new year with an abundance of activities for the coming months. We’ll be hosting pot luck dinners, game and movie nights, day trips and short outings. Don’t forget bowling every Tuesday, 2:00 pm at Strike City.

Our core group has dwindled to 4 with Linda Smith being our ring leader. We need additional core volunteers with new ideas to keep our singles group fresh and interesting.

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A big thank you to our members, who bring great dishes, making our pot luck dinners wonderful! Also, thanks to so many hands pitching in, clean up is always a snap. Brookridge Singles is a group exclusive to Brookridge. Every single resident of Brookridge (whether permanent or seasonal) and their visiting guests are welcome. B.Y.O. drink. A $2 donation is requested. Wishing you a Happy New Year, Debby Burns 980-613-0395


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to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Annual dues of $10 are now payable for 2018. The next meeting will be April 7th.

By Linda Rogers

Now that the holidays are behind us, you may have some New Year Resolutions that involve getting a bit more exercise. Tennis could be just the ticket! You will find someone to play with on the courts every day (except Sunday) from 8 am to 10 am. Anyone who wants to learn the game is welcome. There is no charge to play, and all skill levels are welcome. We had a great turnout for our annual Holiday party. Tennis in the morning was followed by a wonderful potluck supper. A good time was had by all. A special Thank You goes to our extraordinary cook, David Cull. Also in December, we said a sad farewell to our long-time member, Ron Leaky, who has moved north to be closer to family. We wish him and Debbie all the best. And we greeted 3 new members, Cindy Seaver, Susan Fiegel, and Richard Albrecht. We look forward to our first of three 2018 meetings on Saturday February 3rd at 10 am. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for all members of the club. We will discuss plans for our first official party of the year on February 14th,

If you are looking for fun, great exercise, and new friends, come and join us!

By Carolyn McGuire

Happy and healthy New Year! We in the weight control class try to stay healthy by eating three healthy meals a day plus a snack or two.

Controlling weight and eating healthy go hand in hand. Our program has always encouraged everyone to eat three healthy meals a day and exercise when a person is able to do so. Any program works better when you can do some type of exercise. WRITING DOWN WHAT YOU EAT IS THE BEST EXERCISE. We meet Monday mornings at 9:00 am.


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By Chris Laughlin

Hello women of Brookridge! We had a very successful meeting in November to be able to move forward with the new Brookridge Women's Association. Our meetings will be the third Monday of the month in the south hall at 2:00 PM. Agenda to be set for committees for scholarships, and a nominations committee. Also, remember Tuesday night bingo at 6:30 PM. More helpers would be greatly appreciated! We would like to see a lot more woman in our community to come join us in January!

We would like to wish everyone a great holiday season, and a healthy New Year!!

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By Jackie Bolt

Can it be....January 2018. 2017 sure flew by and here we are into a new year. Well, first of all I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope it will be filled with all your wishes coming true.

Bingo is going along quite nicely. But as always, we are looking for anyone who would like to come up and Volunteer for the positions we have. There is the kitchen, the Floor, that entails calling numbers back, very easy, and the table where all the product is sold. It is a great way to meet and make new friends or even get reaquainted with some old ones. If you are interested, come on up on a Friday night and speak to anyone of the workers. They will be very happy to eplain things to you. We are very Blessed and fortunate enough to be able to give to so many Charities, and that is because of all the wonderful people who come out and play Friday Night Bingo. We appreciate all you. Till next month.

By Rosemary Basteri

Happy New Year to one and all!! As is customary there is no dance in January because of our fantabulous New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance. Our next dance is our Sweethearts' Dance, Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Technically, the February dance closes out our current seson. Hopefully, you've purchased dance tickets for the new season beginning in March.

By Phoebe Barker

A New Year, a new beginning! January 2018 is the first month of the rest of our life. Let us make sure we start off on a good NOTE!

Come join us for the Gospel Jubilee on Monday, Jan 15, from 6 - 8 pm. Our special guests will be Sonny and Connie. You will not want to miss these wonderful voices. As always, our Jubilee Singers will lead us in some great sing-a-long songs.

At the start of the New Year, I am reminded of what the Word says in Jeremiah 29: "...I know the plans that I have for you... plans to give hope and a future." What a great promise. We believe you will be encouraged by the wonderful fellowship and good music. So come, bring a friend, and join in. We would love to see you there.

For more information, contact Ben or Phoebe at 352-7010044.

By Richard Hutchins

NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NEW DATE & TIME

Beginning in 2018, Richard’s Variety Music Jam will be held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month. The jam will run from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Please mark your calendars accordingly and come join the fun.

As the name implies, Richard’s Variety Music Jam is open to To clarify an issue--even though our dances are BYOB, one ALL musicians and singers and ALL musical styles and must be 21 years of age to attend. Our Social Dances are an tastes. We have had some new faces joining us, spectators adult venue. and participants both. We hope to see even more with the date and time change. Because of health or personal issues, some of our volunteers have had to step down. We could use a few more volunteers. Our next event will be Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 from The work is not hard and we require a mimimum amount of 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the North Hall of the clubhouse. As time--one Saturday monthly for about 2 hours in the morning always, there is no admission charge. Feel free to bring and about 30 to 45 minutes after the dance. If you don't wish to snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. attend dances, but can help out in the morning, we'd be most appreciateive. America may run on Dunkin', but Brookridge If you have any questions or want more information, I can be reached at 352-600-9250. runs on its many volunteers. For ticket information call: Vivian at 352-515-1765 or Rich at 352-616-0242.


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By Rosemary Basteri

Happy New Year! Our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and neighbors who attended our Christmas concert. It was a pleasure to spread a bit of holiday cheer. Because of your support and generosity, we are planning a Spring concert, tentatively scheduled for late March. More details will be forthcoming.

We are taking a much needed rest. However rehearsals for the Spring concert will begin Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00 PM. Please note the change in time. Again, many many thanks to all our supporters.

For information call: Sandy at 352-556-3428 or Rosemary at 352-200*5697

By Dick Theriault

Brookridge Entertainment on January 11th at 7PM will begin the New Year 2018 with a fantastic show that will entertain everyone young and old. WE have outstanding live entertainers, who are currently headlining Las Vegas, cruise ships, country clubs & theaters all over the world. Savanah Jack. You will hear music from the 50’s to our current day. Open to the public. Cal now and reserve your seats for this great show. Call Larry or Vivian at (352) 610-4901. Tickets always available at the door.

By Rosemary Basteri

Happy New Year! We are pleased to report that plans for our production are coming along. We have an enthusiastic group of around 22 people willing to participate. Details will be forthcoming soon.

Don't forget our first rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3rd at 10:00 AM in the South Hall.

Our ultimate goal is to present the best entertainment for you, our friends and neighbors.

For information call: Sue Barcomb at 352-597-5854 or Bill Hartman at 352-293-4647.


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By Bea Mitchell

Not much going on except league play each Tuesday. This is Cindy Dunn's first year as our coordinator and doing a swell job.

By Barb Theriauit

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope you are all enjoying the course, renewing old friendships and making new ones.

Fun Golf was played during the holidays on December 19th and December 26th. I hope everyone who was able to attend had a good time. OUR OFFICERS FOR 2017/2018 President: Mary Ellen Baker Vice President: Donna Miller Secretary: Lori Vogel Treasurer: Georgia Clark Coordinator: Georgia Clark

FUTURE DATES TO REMEMBER January 2, 2018 Tuesday January 4, 2018 Thursday January 8, 2018

Monday

March 1, 2018

Thursday

March 5, 2018

Monday

March 27, 2018

Tuesday

April 10, 2018

Tuesday

Helene Creighton continues to be faithful in selling the 50/50 tickets each Tuesday morning. This is a good fundraiser that we use to purchase needed items for our League and the golf course.

Gay VanderBie's Birdie Board is getting quite a work-out. I counted 17 birdies on the chart for October & November. Special thanks to Ann Beardslee for the wonderful Ladies 18 Hole Booklet of calendar events and directory listing of members. Still hoping for someone to chair the yearly Charity Event.

Next Executive Meeting will be held on January 8 at 9 AM. League Resumes Exec Board Meeting – Pres. House at 10am General Meeting South Hall 9am – 11am Executive Board Meeting Pres. House 10:00am General Meeting/Election South Hall 9 - 11am Last Day of League Awards Luncheon

The Awards Luncheon will be at Kally K’s beginning at 11:30am

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As we move forward into a New Year let us pause once more to remember those who left us this past year. 2017 in Memory of: Nadine Johnson of Fontaine Dr Benjamin Winkleman of Brookridge Blvd Bill Casey of Nickelodeon St Bob Champlain of Weatherford Ave Cheryl Scott of Brookridge Blvd Earl Luckett of Brookridge Blvd Howard Keller of Nectarine St Jack Cleeves of Brookridge Blvd Linda Strong of Moonlight Ave Raymond Frederick of Moriah Ave Robert Schomaker of Dickens Ave Sally Kargl of Delsilver Dr Shirley Wade of Dickens Ave Anthony Minichino of Moriah Ave Esther Nielsen of Rialto Ave Peter Cote of Scepter Ave George Hambley of Rialto Ave Dorothy Groschen of Miranna St Eric Caldwell of Midmoor Blvd Jerry Ricciardone of Brookridge Blvd Doris Myers of Scepter Ave John Busko of Scepter Ave Kevin Joyce of Salvini Dr Frank DiBartolo of Scepter Ave Raymond Metzger of Brookridge Blvd Cushman Jordan of Midfield St Avelina Fernandez of Edgeknoll St Anna Puricelli of Brookridge Blvd Jean Gardner of Ridge Dale Ave Gary Vandenberg of Montrose Ave George Sullivano of Nectarine St Charles Masse of Mission St William Cronin of Dinsmore St Eilo Long of Sandhurst St Earl Trongeau of Scepter Ave Lincoln Higgins of Adair St THANK YOU

Thank You Helen Berry – By Ray Geroux

Helen Berry has been our volunteer to maintain the Brookridge vendor book in the office. She has spent many hours and years keeping it updated and current and many of the Brookridge residents have benefited from this valuable source. Helen has retired this task and Karen Keaton has graciously volunteered to continue to update the vendor book.

On behalf of all the Brookridge residents we thank you Helen.

Herbert LeCluese of Brookridge Blvd French Cason Jr of Brookridge Blvd Lillian White of Montclair Dr Joyce Broker of Brookridge Blvd Patsy Norris of Fleetway Ave Florence Orski of Action St Mona Carver of Brookridge Blvd Roger Weichmann of Basil Street Ruth & Charles Mangum of Rialto Ave David Lewis of Rialto Ave Gari Bittner of Admiral St Roger Dunn of Central Ave Harold ONeil Jr of Adair St Harold Spittler of Modena Ave Irene Martin of Country Club Dr Mary Proper of Moriah Ave Charles Nemer Sr of Edmonds St Marilyn Duffek of Brookridge Blvd Joan Birkler of Brookridge Blvd Lorraine Hands of Sandhurst St Dolores Messina of Fortune Hunter Dr Dennis Gonzalez of Midfield St John Lyons of Weatherford Ave Scott M Chamberlain of Mohican Ave William Schanley of Scepter Ave Joseph Scibelli of Country Club Dr Elba Rivera of Brookridge Blvd William Loy of Evermore St Paul Peterson of Dinsmore St Marguerite LaVallee of Brookridge Blvd Eva Zimmerman of Montclair Dr Bonnie Rickey of Thorpp Ave. Laurelle Parent of Delsilver Dr Chris Sfakianos of Delsilver Dr John Simmons of Misty St Elizabeth Lodise of Moriah Ave Robert Wegener of Montrose Ave John Quayle of Weatherford Ave Mary Ann Piergentili of Electra Ave Paul Levesque of Dinsmore St Kathleen Greenlaw of Dinsmore St Carol Lawson of Brookridge Blvd William Fregd of Scepter Ave William E Davies of Scepter Ave

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Brookridge 73 Brookridge Central Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34613

Attention: Decoration committee Just wanted to compliment whoever is responsible for this years Christmas Display. The fenced in area just before the gate is very beautiful. The entire display is always very beautiful, but this particular area with the white fence enclosure is top drawer, showing a lot of talent in designing it. It makes you feel proud to be a resident of the park! Congratulations to the committee in charge of the decorations for the park and everyone who worked to put it all together. Mary Darling


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2018 Mail Delivery

Mail is delivered every day, except Sundays and the following holidays: Monday, January 1 Monday, January 15

Monday, February 19 Monday, May 28 Wednesday, July 4 Monday, September 3 Monday, October 8 Sunday, November 11 Thursday, November 22 Tuesday, December 25

New Year's Day Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day

EXPO RAFFLE

This years raffle is a digital TV and a digital antenna. The antenna can rotate on your mast by remote control. If you aim south you will get up to 32 high definition stations for free. You could also aim east to Orlando or north to Gainesville and get their local channels and broadcast sporting events. Everyone is trying new ways to save money and outrageous cable or satellite bills are one way. We have the setup in the administration office for your inspection of the quality of free TV and stations available out of Tampa. 6 for $5 or $1 each – Proceeds for the Clubhouse improvements

Boutique of Hope

With the New Year upon us, we want to invite all cancer patients and survivors to enjoy a new start and a new beginning.

Come to the Boutique of Hope where we can fit you with FREE items such as wigs, bras, turbans, hats, scarves and more. Come on by to see us when we are open Tues. and Wed, from 10 to 2 pm. We are at 5244 Commercial Way, near Golden Coral. We know how difficult and trying it is to fight cancer, so we promise to welcome you with open arms, hugs and smiles. We always need volunteers to staff and crafters to make scarves etc. Please call Claire at 428-4143 for help..


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These are the roads scheduled to be paved in the summer of 2018. If you live in this area please be sure to edge your grass back off the road. Homeowners will be charged a $50 assessment if the work has to be done by our Public Works Dept. You should notify your lawn service if you leave and have someone servicing your property. During paving we will place street notices and bulletins. We will notify pertinent county agencies once the contract is approved of the schedule. Thank you.

COYOTES

What do coyotes look like? Coyotes are medium-sized mammals in the same family as dogs, wolves and foxes. Their fur is generally salt-and-pepper gray, with tan or brown patches. They have a thick, bushy tail, long pointy nose and pointy ears. Adults in Florida weigh between twenty and thirty-five pounds on average, and males are generally larger and heavier than females.

How can I protect my pets from coyotes? Don't allow your dogs or cats to roam freely. Most coyote attacks on pets occur either at night or in the early evening and early morning hours (that is dusk and dawn). During those times especially, be careful if you're going to walk your pet in wooded areas or areas where there are a lot of plants growing, which could hide coyotes. Also, keep your dog close, on a short leash. Keep cats indoors. When cats roam freely there is an increased risk that they could be attacked by coyotes. Be cautious if you are going to pick up your pet when you see a coyote. Picking up a pet may stop a coyote attack, but it can also lead to a situation in which an aggressive coyote continues to go after that pet while in the arms of a person. A well-maintained fence may assist in keeping coyotes out of yards. If pets are kept in a fenced yard, be sure the fence is high enough to prevent coyotes from jumping over it. Also,

check the bottom of the fence regularly to make sure there are no holes that would allow coyotes to get underneath. Consider adding an electrified fence if you think additional protection is needed. Why won't FWC just eradicate coyotes? Research from Florida and other states has shown that removing coyotes is an inefficient and ineffective method to control local coyote populations. This is because coyotes can compensate by increasing litter size and new coyotes can move into habitat others have been removed from. For these reasons, removal efforts have to be continuous or coyote populations can quickly return to their original size. What can my community do to minimize nuisance coyote problems? The best way to address an increased frequency of coyote sightings, or nuisance coyote problems in general, is education. Negative encounters are mostly preventable if correct precautions are taken, such as hazing coyotes with loud noises to encourage fear of humans, securing food sources such as trash, and protecting small pets. The FWC would be happy to provide education materials and possibly organize a workshop to educate our community about coyote presence in Florida.


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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Across

1. "All _____ on deck!" 6. Slip 10. Interlaced 14. Check 15. Rate 16. Anagram of "Rave" 17. Embankment 18. Press 19. Unit of pressure 20. Masochist 22. If not 23. Game on horseback 24. Encroachment 26. Craving 30. Long-haired wild ox 31. Not used 32. Margarine 33. Ripe 35. Informal conversations 39. Tenfold 41. Attentive 43. Spare 44. Hurried 46. Sea eagle 47. Zero 49. Former boxing champ 50. Weight to be borne 51. Summon to return 54. Blackthorn 56. "Smallest" particle 57. Help 63. Medical breakthrough 64. Principal 65. A kind of macaw 66. Biblical garden 67. Eager 68. He plays the bagpipes 69. A musical pause 70. Male offspring 71. Relieves

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Down

1. 50% 2. Cain's brother 3. Exploded star 4. Remnant 5. Precipitous 6. "Oopsies" with liquids 7. Modern sing-along 8. Computer symbol 9. Inner core of a tooth 10. Noria 11. Convex molding 12. Vice ___ 13. Made a mistake 21. Faithful

25. Between the head and shoulders 26. Prospector's find 27. Gorse 28. Religious offshoot 29. A sporting competition 34. Homes 36. Hairdo 37. Bluefin 38. Sleigh 40. Bucket 42. "Bye" 45. A strong feeling 48. Andean animals

51. 52. 53. 55.

Formula 1 driver Chopin composition Essential parts French for "Storehouse" 58. Palm starch 59. Diva's solo 60. Short sleeps 61. Algonquian Indian 62. Hearing organs


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