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WORKSHOP MEETING

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, November 1st - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, November 16th - 7 P.M.

NOVEMBER 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS November 1st November 1st November 4th

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-41 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-50 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Misc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-59

November 5th November 6th November 7th November 8th November 10th November 12th November 16th November 19th November 20th November 24th November 25th November 27th

BOD Workshop Woman's Club Bingo Also on 15th, 22nd, 29th BCPO Bingo Also on 11th,18th, 25th Social Dance Bob, Shirley & friends (Gospel) All Stars Entertainment General Elections Brookridge Entertainment Good Times Line Dance BOD Meeting Bob, Shirley & Friends BCCGA Pancake Breakfast Happy Thanksgiving Admin Office Closed Tree Lightning Celebration/Music Aires

9:00 AM 6:30 PM 5:45 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:55 PM 6:00AM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 AM 3:00 PM


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FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION CALL (727) 846-0367 • Fax: (727) 847-9757

BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA

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Submit to: editor@brookridge.com or www.brookridge.com

“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 will be 2:00 pm on January 14th, February 11th, March 10th , April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th. 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 596-0696.

WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR BROOKRIDGE Only water before 8:00 A.M. or after 6:00 P.M.

Hand-watering and micro-irrigation (drip irrigation) of non-lawn landscape (such as flower beds, vegetable gardens, etc.) may be done any day and time, as nec0 or 1 Monday essary. You may water new plant material including sod for up to 60 days after the new plants are installed.

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For more information contact: Southwest Florida Water Management District: 1-800848-0499 or 1-800-423-1476 Ext. 4498: Or visit their website at: www.WaterMatters.org

Hernando County Utilities Department: 352-754-4037. Or refer to the county's website at: www.hernandocounty.us

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

DISCLAIMER

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BOARD MEETINGS

The BCPO Board of Directors monthly meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Main Hall. In addition, the Board meets on the 1st Tuesday at 9:00am in the South Hall. All BCPO members are welcome to attend.

DO YOU WANT “NEWS & VIEWS” MAILED TO YOU?

Brookridge residents who are leaving for several months may have copies of the “News & Views” mailed to them. If you are interested in this service, please fill out the form below and return it to:

The BCPO Office at 7300 Brookridge Central Blvd., Brooksville, Florida 34613

The cost for this service is $3.00 per issue. Checks should be made payable to BCPO and accompany this form. To Be Sent To: Address: City:

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A Reminder from the Accounting Department

As we near the end of the year and get ready for budget voting and coupon books, we urge all property owners to verify their mailing addresses and phone numbers. This is also a good time to verify your account balance. Consider the option of ACH payments for monthly assessments, having BCPO pull your assessments out of your bank account the 10th of the month. Or perhaps consider the option of an annual statement over a coupon book. Forms for these options are available in the administration office.


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2016-2017 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

2016

November Tuesday, Nov. 1 Wednesday, Nov. 16 January Tuesday, January 3 Wednesday, January 18

February Tuesday, February 7 Wednesday, February 15

2017

December Tuesday, December 6 No Wednesday Mtg.

March Tuesday, March 7 Wednesday, March 15

April Tuesday, April 4 Wednesday, April 19 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:

Managers Report By Ray Geroux The Budget vote is November 15th in the Clubhouse. You may obtain an absentee ballot online at www.Brookridge.com or call the office at 352-596-0696 to request one mailed to you or you may enroll in the online voting option at our website. You can still save money by opting out of having a coupon book printed for you. Contact the office for details and please be sure your mailing address is up to date. With the cooler weather on the way our snowbirds will be here and that means more traffic, automobiles and golf carts. When driving a golf cart you are required to obey all stop signs and pedestrian cross walks. Code enforcement will be focusing on these laws and sending out violation notices. Have a safe Holiday

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Hello Fellow Brookridge Members

It is hard to believe I have been your President for six months. Time flies when you are having fun. I must say this has been a wonderful time for me. I have learned so much about Brookridge and am proud to be part of this Community. I have met all our employees and they are hard workers. I have met so many members, I cannot keep track! But I will learn more names, I promise. We have so many clubs and committees that work so hard for all of us, I personally thank each and every one of you. I am humbled to be in this position.

We have survived two Florida hurricanes without a scratch. We have been very fortunate. But either storm could have come a few miles closer and we could have had a hard time. This is a good time to remind our members to know

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where the shelters are and which ones take animals. You must register your pets before a hurricane and also make a reservation or you will not be allowed into the shelter.

As our Winter members come back home, we want to welcome you back. There are a few new items that pertain to all and we want to gently remind everyone that you must have your pool pass any time you enter the pool area. Also, you cannot share you pool pass with your guest. Guest passes can be purchased at the pool for $5.00. The pool monitors have been instructed to check each and every pass, so please, do not give them a hard time. Harassment is against the rules anywhere in Brookridge and there is a violation for that. Harassment makes everyone uncomfortable; that is not what Brookridge is about. I thank you in advance for common courtesy towards our employees and fellow members.

Another reminder is the use of our Laser Gun. Please abide by the speed limits set by our Governing Documents – 25 mph on all the side streets, 30 mph on Brookridge Boulevard...except where posted. The first violation is a $25.00 fine and two weeks suspension of privileges. If your guests are speeding, you will get the fine. Please remember, our Code Enforcement will not stop you. The Laser Gun will take the video, still photo and time/date and speed. The information is reviewed daily and violations go directly to the homeowner. Our Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening Board Meetings are now televised live and then put on youtube.com, under Brookridge Board meetings. We encourage our members to take some time and watch the meetings. There is always some information each month that is helpful to you.

I welcome anyone to sit with me on any issue, concern, or information. Contact Dorene Steinmetz, my secretary, at the Administration office and she will help set up an appointment. Have a safe and healthy month, Gail Metcalf, President, BCPO

BUDGET VOTING

Voting on the 2017 Proposed Budget and Fully Funded Reserves will take place at the Clubhouse Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voting results will be announced at the Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Board of Directors’ meeting.


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Brookridge Crime Watch By Betty Roberts

KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. Identity theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements. Defend against ID theft as soon as you suspect it. Some of our Snowbirds are back. It is staying dark a little later in the morning so be careful of people walking on our streets. Carry a flashlight and wear light clothing when you walk both in the morning and evening.

Make sure your shed or garage door are closed and locked. At night check your doors and windows are locked. This is how some burglaries occur. If you are away make sure you cancel your newspaper. As a good neighbor and see this happening contact the office and tell them or if you have not seen your neighbor for a few days and papers or mail have not been picked up call the office. We welcome some new Crime Watch members. We are always looking for new members 18 yrs and older. A criminal background is done by the Sheriff’s Dept at no cost.

Our next meeting will be on November 2nd at 9AM at the clubhouse in RM D.

Beautification Committee By Nancy Lowry

The first memorial tree donation was for Dan Black by his parents Lou and Ray Starr.

Ed & Maxine Kolbe have donated much needed supplies for the committee, as with all donations, they are much appreciated. All materials have been purchased for the fountain and our friends at the Ceramic's Club will soon begin the transformation. Now that the snowbirds are back, you will be seeing our members working on the boulevard fresh faces and new ideas are always welcome, come and see what we are all about.

Our next Beautification Committee meeting will meet on Thursday, November 10th.

Election Committee Volunteers Needed

The Election Committee is looking for committee members and counters for the Budget vote on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The committee is needed twice a year to count the budget votes and the Annual Election voting in March 2017. Please note committee members must be a homeowner in Brookridge. If anyone would like to donate their time, please call Vivian at the Administration office at 352-596-0696.

Security Captain’s Report By Greg Schubert

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With the holiday season fast approaching, I want to take an opportunity to remind everyone of a few safety tips. When out shopping:

• Always be aware of your surroundings and park your car in a well lit area.

• Never carry large amounts of cash. If you go to an ATM, do so in daytime hours. • Never secure valuables or expensive items in your car. Take them with you or leave them home. • When you return to your car, stay alert and have your keys in your hand ready to use. •

Avoid becoming a victim at home:

• Store gifts or wrapped presents in an area that cannot be seen from outdoors.

• Do not advertise what gifts you have received. Destroy box labels before disposing of boxes in sealed, opaque garbage bags.

Safety Committee By Nancy Lowry

Much work is going to be done on the boulevard during the coming months, please give them a wide berth. We've had several close encounters this past month.

We would like to thank Security for the fine job they did handling traffic control on October 3rd for All Stars Entertainment event!

Our next Safety Committee Meeting will meet on Thursday, November 10th.

Rv Compound By Jim Snyder

Welcome back snowbirds! Hope you had a great summer.

Our first walk through is on Wednesday, November 9, at 10 am in the compound. Our annual meeting is January 11, 2017 at 10 am-12 noon in the clubhouse main hall. Please keep this date open. This is a very important meeting. If you have changed your phone number please notify the office. If you have not donated to the Compound Fund, please do so in order to complete our lighting projects.

Nominating Committee Members Needed

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee. This committee will recruit candidates for Director and Unit Representative positions for the March election.

For more information, please call Dorene at the Administration office at 596-0696.


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MINUTES

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2016

Call to Order:

9:07 a.m.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice: Approval of Minutes: Correspondence: correspondence:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 9/2/16. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Present: President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak & Director Stratton. EXCUSED: Director Ross General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Shubert 15 member names were on the sign-in sheet. Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 1

a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of 8/2/16 STAND APPROVED AS WRITTEN

Secretary Sajdak read the following

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c. SOP Annual Meeting Changes Discussion

MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED ANNUAL MEETING CHANGES TO SOP 2.2. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. d. Online voting bid packages Discussion

MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT THE BPBALLOT COMPANY FOR ONLINE VOTING FOR THE 2017 BUDGET AS AMENDED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

President Metcalf – Stated the Laser Gun is now being used. Members will be receiving a violation for disregarding the Rules & Regulations of Brookridge. This is not a traffic citation that will affect your insurance or Drivers License status. Violations received will be a fine and suspension of Brookridge amenities (including suspension of your bar code). In our Rules & Regulations it states 30 MPH on Brookridge Blvd, 25 MPH on inside roads, except where it states 20 MPH. Security has been giving everyone a first time warning when speeding. Discussion ensued; majority of Board members were against giving warnings for 1st time speeders.

Security Captain Shubert – Explained to the Board that “no warning” is against our governing documents and it is treated the same as violations just like mold on a home or parking on the grass. Any violation that goes out of the Security Office, under our governing documents, needs a chance to correct that violation before it’s sent to the VRC. We give one warning per household to be in compliance with it.

2nd Vice President Miller – Instructed Captain Shubert to send all traffic violations to the A/VRC Committee instead of giving property owners time to correct the violation.

a. A letter dated 8/12/16 from Judy Howard, Vice President of Crafty Stitchers, re: Annual Craft Festival. 1st Vice President Starr – Stated this is in confliction with MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR, TO our Rules & Regulations and the Board will place the sugAPPROVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE ON gested changes on the next Board Agenda. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2016 FOR THE CRAFT FESTIVAL. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) General Manager Report: Attached Pat Miller #2 (Postal/Delivery vehicles), Betty Roberts #1 Discussion (Vendors), Rich Stratton #3 (Speeding allowances), Gail Metcalf #6 (Emergencies & Rules & Regulations), Ken Unfinished Business: None Sajdak #4 (VRC & Emergencies), Gary Owens # 3 (720 Directives & Hearings), Tom DiGregorio #4 (Golf paths, New Business: review show & yielding), Ken Duncan #2 (Speeding), Val a. Finance Committee’s submission of the 2017 Stratton #3 (Podium), Jesse Sawyer #2 (Plaques, Pavilion & Proposed Budget & Fully Funded Reserves. Review Show), Larry Miller #2 (Memorial Wall). Discussion NO MOTION NEEDED. MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. b. AC System C Replacement Adjourned at 10:34 a.m. MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY STARR, TO APPROVE SHORE AC INSTALL NEW TRANE 7.5 TON Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SPLIT SYSTEM WITH 15 KW HEAT, PARTS & LABOR, PERMIT INCLUDED FOR $6,550 INSTALLED – PAID FROM SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO BOARD SECRECLUBHOUSE RESERVES ACCOUNT 9210-12 TARY ($289,490.07). MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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Call to Order:

7:00 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 9/16/16. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Also Present: Video/Audio Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report: Attached General Manager Report:

Attached

Security Crime Report: Attached

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

Proof of Quorum:

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Correspondence: None

Present: President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak, Director Stratton & Director Ross General Manager, Ray Geroux; Security Captain, Greg Shubert; 48 member names were on the sign-in sheet.

Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 1

a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of 8/17/16 STAND APPROVED AS WRITTEN

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a. 2017 Proposed Budget Board Vote: 2017 Proposed Budget & Reserves

Discussion MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY STARR, TO APPROVE THE 2017 PROPOSED BUDGET & RESERVE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. New Business:

a. Rules & Regulation – Article XII, Section 1. Enforcement Procedures Violation Notices MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT CHANGES TO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 1, ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES – VIOLATION NOTICES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

b. Unit Rep SOP Changes Update to Unit Rep Standard Operation Procedures MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT CHANGES TO THE UNIT REPRESENTATIVE’S STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC VOTING

The undersigned, being all the Owners, or an eligible voter for Account#/UBL# ________________, at Address _____________________________________________, at Brookridge Community, pursuant to Florida Statutes, hereby consent in writing by signing this form to voting electronically at meetings and elections for Brookridge Community Property Owners, Inc. (BCPO) to the fullest extent permitted by law, pursuant to the provisions of the Board’s “Resolution Authorizing Electronic Voting and Participation for BCPO Meetings and Elections,” adopted on August 17, 2016, hereinafter “Resolution,” which is incorporated by reference herein. My/Our e-mail address that will be used for casting votes electronically is; (One email address only) ______________________________________________________________________________________. The undersigned understands and agrees that in order to be valid, this consent form must be signed and on file with BCPO or an equivalent affirmation on file with the service which conducts electronic voting no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting or election in which the Lot Owner/Member wishes to vote by electronic means, and that all electronic votes shall be cast at least 48 hours in advance of said meeting at which time the ability to vote electronically shall be deemed closed for that meeting or election. All Owners of the Lot/Member or Eligible Voter Please Print Name, Affix Date and Sign Below: Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________________________ Sign: _______________________________

Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________________________ Sign: _______________________________

Mail this form to BCPO address below or Fax to (352) 597-8174 or Scan and Email to office@Brookridge.com Brookridge Community Property Owners; Inc 7300 Brookridge Central Blvd Brooksville FL 34613


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c. A/VRC Case# 4167 (9038 Dickens Ave) Improperly repaired broken window, Case# 4139 (14371 Dehaven Ave) Utility trailer in unscreened driveway, Case# 4130 (8387 Central Ave) Clutter in Carport & Screenroom & Case# 4107 (14562 Brookridge Blvd) Pool built without ACC approval: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4167, 4139, 4130 & 4107 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $25 FINE PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WIL BE IMPOSED INMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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DANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

e. A/VRC Case# 4226 (7224 Fitzpatrick Ave) Vehicle with sign parked in unscreened carport, Case# 4189 (14227 Adair St) Vehicle parked on mulch, Case# 4185 (15129 Rialto Ave) : MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4226, 4189 & 4185 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $25 FINE PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WIL BE IMPOSED INMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO d. A/VRC Case# 4122 (14261 Montclair Dr) Parking in right RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. of way: MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# f. A/VRC Case# 4109 & 4112 (14247 Action Street) Tree 4122 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE FLAT limbs overhanging road & Trees and shrubs need trimming: $25 FINE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO RECOMARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE MEND THESE CASES BE POSTPONED AND SENT BACK IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE AND OTHERWISE TO THE VRC FOR RECONSIDERATION. MOTION CARDECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL RIED UNANIMOUSLY. GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS Gobble! INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WIL BE IMPOSED Gobble! INMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCOR-


Brookridge • November, 2016 g. A/VRC Case# 4129 (14198 Edmonds St) Weeds growing in gutters, Case# 4110 (14256 Action St) Tree & brush overgrowth impending access to utility box, Case# 4123 (9749 Scepter Ave) Weeds growing in xeriscape & overgrown trees, shrubs & bushes, Case# 4159 (14354 Rialto Ave) Weeds growing in xeriscape: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4129, 4110, 4123, & 4159 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER DAY AND 14 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 AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

h. A/VRC Case# 4091 (14279 Sandhurst St) No house numbers on display: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4091 THAT THE FLAT $25 FINE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WIL BE IMPOSED INMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

i. A/VRC Case# 4113 (14205 Edmonds St) Unregistered Occupants: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4113 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL BE EFFECTIVE ON 10/14/16 AND 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 AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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j. A/VRC Case# 4155 (14838 Rialto Ave) Background screen & Age Certification required for new owner: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STRATTON, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4155 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 AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. k. Case# 4168 & 4169 (9038 Dickens Ave) NonConforming Fence installed & Weeds growing in xeriscape: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4168 & 4169 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE FLAT $25 FINE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WIL BE IMPOSED INMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

l. Case# 4128 (14219 Rialto Ave) Utility trailer parked in unscreened carport: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR, THAT CASE# 4128 BE CLOSED. NO FINES, SUSPENSION OR 12-MONTH PROBATION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

m. Case# 4111 (7445 Del Rio Ave) Deck under construction without ACC approval: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4111 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL BE EFFECTIVE ON 10/14/16 AND 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 AND OTHERWISE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY AND ALL RECURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE. IF A RECURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL


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Brookridge • November, 2016 COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 & 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

Director Stratton – Bingo is looking for floor workers.

Treasurer Basteri – Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale is on October 15th, 2016. Applause to Jackie McCabe for all the work she has done. Members can donate items until October 14th, 2016 in Room E from 9am – 11am. All net proceeds go into Brookridge’s Donated Funds.

Director Miller – 2017 Annual Membership Meeting Agenda – Members may submit in writing, items they would like to be considered on the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting Agenda which will be held March 15th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Submit all items at the Administration office no later than 4:00pm, October 17th, 2016. Also, don’t forget to sign your email up at the Administration office so you can have the ability to vote online and in the comfort of your own homes.

Secretary Sajdak – Please pay attention on the roads. We have had 3 accidents in 3 months on Brookridge Blvd. Be careful driving.

President Metcalf – Just a reminder that Speeding is a Violation of our Rules & Regulations. We are not issuing traffic tickets. Members caught speeding receive Speeding Violations. If you have relatives visiting and they are caught speeding, you as a homeowner will receive the violation and lose your privileges (clubhouse & pool access) and suspension of your bar code for 2 weeks. Also, at our next Wednesday BOD meeting in October, we will have a Candidate Forum which will include, Florida State Representatives & County Commissioners for the Democratic and Republican parties.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Jackie McCabe #6 (Thanks to Rosemary Basteri, Beverly Epstein, Darleen Harper. We need more help for the Garage Sale), Beverly Epstein #6 (Cannot open table umbrellas at the pool area – Requesting crank umbrellas to be replaced) MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY

{Minutes subject to BCPO Board approval on October 19, 2016}

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ATTENTION CLUBS 2016

The North & Middle Halls will be used for two (2) Elections this year and will not be available to club use. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Presidential Primary General Elections

Clubs of Brookridge By Ray Geroux, GM

Share your good deeds. I encourage all clubs to notify Jean Hayes 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 jhayes@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 Karen Doulin

I hope everyone had a nice summer. This is the second year for Art Workshop and I look forward to opening the ceramics room every Monday from 10 until noon to welcome anyone who would like to paint, draw or craft . Bring your own supplies and any medium you like to work in. Those who want to learn do very well in this setting, encouraged by other artists. Please let me know your ideas for making the workshop more interesting or what outside activities you think would be fun. I’m always looking for someone who would teach; because that seems to be what people want. Denise is willing to teach a class of about 8. You can call me 597-7682.

A second annual BCPO Art Festival might happen in 2017 or 2018 depending on Jackie’s health and a staff of volunteers to help with it. It is cancelled for this year because of her illness. Please pray for Jackie.

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ty outreach programs to two local middle schools; public viewings at Cedar Key, Starkey Wildlife Park, and Dade Battlefield; plus local daytime events at the Brookridge Club House. You can always find us at our approved Brookridge Golf Course location every 3rd quarter moon [weather permitting].

At this time, I want to acknowledge those behindthe-scene volunteers that make such growth possible: David Bahr, Rick Czyzewski, Ed McDougal, Helene Fischer, John & Bobbi Hilliard, Bill Plummer, and John & Connie Whitman. Another much longer list of folks routinely support our outdoor viewing events [you all know who you are]. We have quite a team of diverse and active individuals. I am grateful for their efforts and without their help, such growth and diversity would not have been possible. Kudos folks!

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To learn more about astronomy, 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 to attend. Just bring your interest, questions, enthusiasm, and smiles. Until next month, keep looking up!

Upcoming Astronomical Events:

• November 17-18—Leonids Meteor Shower (excellent show from dark skies) • November 17—5:35PM Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd. • November 21—7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D For more information about our club, call Philip Rastocny at 352-398-0119.


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Our last meeting, October 5, 2016, was again productive. We have received two new applications for transferring members of CERT. We would like to hear from more of you to join. Thank you for supporting your community. Once again we have survived a major storm as it passed by the other coast of Florida. Were you prepared if it had changed directions and come up our coast? I ask again look at the warnings we received this past season and reevaluate our own preparedness. Check your supplies, your fire alarm batteries, fire extinguishers, plus any other emergency supplies. Now is the time to make sure everything is in working order. Brookridge residents: If you are you interested in volunteering to take the basic training, please let me know at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352)293-4647. It will help you be prepared for emergencies in your home as well as in your community. We are looking for leaders to join our Brookridge CERT. Are you able? Meeting for this month is Wednesday November 2, 2016! As always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you.

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By Judy Howard

Crafty Stitchers would like to thank everyone for supporting our annual craft fair that was held on Saturday, October 29th. Winners of items that were raffled off will be in the December issue of News & Views.

If you are new to the community and would like to get involved, please join us on Tuesdays as we have a great time socializing as well as making items for the craft fair. we are always looking for new ideas for craft items. Do you have a craft that you would like to share as well as show us how to make it? How about coming to talk to us on any Tuesday morning from 9-11 and you can check out our supply room for items that can be used.

We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our group. We try to find a use for everything. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on any Tuesday morning. If you have any further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham ay 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us.

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By William Hartman

November is such a good time of Thanksgiving and fellowship with God, family, and friends. May this be your best Thanksgiving of all!

We will be continuing our studies in letters from God through the Apostle Paul. This month we should be finishing Ephesians and working in Philippians. Come join the Wednesday Evening Bible study. Join us Wednesday evenings in Room C starting at 6:00 p.m. Linda and Bill Hartman co-chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje. Our study consists of Bible reading, commentary of the chapter, and discussions which include answering your questions. This is a non-denominational study taken from God’s Word. You may contact Bill or Linda at (352) 2934647, Or E-mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com

Are you familiar with the passage: Philippians 1:3-11 (KJV) “ I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (4) Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, (5) For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; ... (8) For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. (9) And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; (10) That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; (11) Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. These words of thanksgiving are from God through our Apostle Paul. If they have not been explained to you in your Church services, come out and study with us to clarify what this message really means!

By Maryann Blatt

Hello from Brookridge Garden Club. By the time you read this we will know all about creating our own mulch & what it does for our gardens. So on we go to Citrus Trees & how to grow & care for them. The speaker has a Citrus Tree Farm & has all the information we need to grow one or two or three! How great to go into your backyard & pick fresh lemons. That will be the focus at the Nov. 14th meeting. We hope you'll come & hear her & consider joining the Garden Club.

We meet the 2nd Monday of each month, Oct. thru May at 1PM. We're a friendly group so come see what we're all about. That's Nov.14th at 1PM have tea, coffee and light refreshments. Any questions call me (Maryann Blatt) at 596 9562


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By Karen Doulin

New members are always welcome to this sewing for charity club. Workshops are every Thursday in room D at the clubhouse from 9 am until 11a.m. Business meetings are every second Thursday. We cut and sew gowns, bibs and blankets for Hospice, Linus Project, Children’s home, Veterans and Tangerine Cove A.L.F. We have all supplies, no need to bring anything except your desire to help. Many hands make light work, join in and have fun with us.

We appreciate donations from the community like gently used, clean, unstained, colored or patterned sheets (for Hospice gowns.) Greatly needed is new cotton fabric with kid friendly prints for our Linus Project quilts. We try to find a home for every item donated. I list deliveries every month that show you some things we make or buy to donate to charities. We also thank you for donating items our charities can use like a good used blanket, toiletries you pick up at motels and left over fabric. Deliveries April and May: Hospice got 2 gowns & 31 bibs. Catholic Charities got 46 baby hats, 5 blankets & 15 burp cloths. A large donated blanket went to Youth & Family Alternatives, Inc.

I would like to thank the dedicated, year around, members who came to workshop all summer. They produced the following items that were delivered at various times during summer months.

Deliveries June, July August, Sept., Oct.: Hospice 77 gowns & 2 pair of boots. Tangerine Cove 45 bibs. A cancer Doctor appreciated that 9 beautiful Chemotherapy hats helped his patients tolerate hair loss. Youth & Family center got a donated blanket and variety of toiletries. Linus Project got 55 quilts for children in crisis in August. We need sewers who can sew the binding on each quilt.

Men’s Club is hosting a pancake Breakfast December 4 and they are allowing us to have a craft sale table. So get you tickets and we’ll see you there. Please support them because they donate so much to community projects.

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By Pastor Ken Weidman

November, 1918 - the 11th Month, on the 11th day, the 11th Hour, the guns fell silent in Europe - The Armistice was signed into effect ending WWI. "Armistice Day" changed to "Veterans' Day" in 1954 to remember the end of both World Wars.

Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, made a permanent Agreement to bring PEACE WITH GOD for sinful man. Colossians 1:20,21 "having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven: And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now he hath reconciled." Romans 4:24-5:1 - "if we believe on him that raised up our Lord Jesus from the dead; who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification. Therefore being justified by faith, we have PEACE WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ."

The sinner's war with God is over forever, ratified by the New Testament, and witnessed to by the Holy Spirit. It is personal and individual for salvation, the "whosoever" and "as many" believe the gospel and accept Christ as Saviour. As believers, we can have the PEACE OF GOD -see Phil. 4:7 All are invited to church Sundays, 9am, room D -- Info: Pastor Ken Weidman - Ph: 352-515-6509

By Doris Rossi

November is here with the season of Fall, The smell of Turkey and apple pie will put you in the mood for a Thanksgiving feast and line Dancing!! Our Club House is so comfortable, no matter what the weather is like, and accommodates all levels of dancing abilities. It's great for you memory and provides great mental and Physical workout. Please join us for an invigorating time line dancing! Whether you live in Brookridge or not, everyone is welcome. Our teacher is Marilyn, she's awesome just ask her for any help you need.

By Tom Di Gregorio

Let’s get ready for the cold weather, get you winter clothes and you snow boots out and your Christmas list ready. Bring your list to our final event this year our annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday Dec 4th from 8 to 11 AM. All residents are welcome and encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren, they will get a gift from Santa, and you are encouraged to take a photo as a keepsake. This year’s menu will be pancakes and sausage, coffee or tea and orange juice all for a $5.00 donation. Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” to help underprivileged children. Even if you don’t have children come sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas and enjoy a great breakfast. The Brookridge Men’s Association always welcomes new members. If you are the type of guy who enjoys helping people, wants to help plan wonderful events, and have fun while doing it, come to one of our meetings. We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 3:00 PM in room E of the clubhouse.

Dates Nov. 14 Dec. 7

By Lucille VanLiew

Lunch, etc. Crackers, Crystal River Christmas Party – Club House

We will meet on Nov. 14th at 3 P.M. at Crackers in Crystal River on the left side of Route 19, just past Citrus Avenue (and just past Charlie’s Fish House.)

Our next meeting is November 28, 2016. As of now, our speaker is pending. Our Christmas Party will be December 7, 2016 at the Clubhouse.

If you live in Brookridge and have ever lived in the states of PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, OR MAINE, come join us. We are a social club and meet from October through April on the fourth Monday of the month at Hours and Price are: Tuesday 11:00-1:00pm/$6.00, 7:00 PM, unless we have a pot luck meal. We have a guest Thursday 9:00-10:00am/$3.00, Thursday High Beginners speaker or entertainment at most meetings. Improved 10:15-11:15am/$3.00. Many of our students enjoy attending the Good Time Dance Social so if you would like to If you have any questions about our Club, call our President, know more information. Please call Norma Rankin at 352- Barbara Smith, at 352-597-3350 . 397-6088.


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Dates Oct. 10 Nov. 14 Dec. 7

By Barbara Smith

Lunch, etc. Chulas – Mexican Crackers, Crystal River Christmas Party – Club House

First meeting – Oct. 24 at 6 P.M. is Sub night. No covered dish. There will be a $3.00 per person fee for food. We will have paper plates, cups, etc. Hope to see you there.

If you have ever lived in the states of PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, OR MAINE, come join us. We are a social club and meet from October through April on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, unless we have a pot luck meal. We have a guest speaker or entertainment at most meetings. If you have any questions about our Club, call our President, Barbara Smith, at 352-597-3350.

By Chris Robart

While you’re getting ready for a Join our Fun group if you want to see how we Gently get in shape.

Interested in joining MUST CALL Lynne Hart - 596-0642 to schedule your 1st Class Free.

Beginners Tai Chi Class is on Monday at 11am Thursday at 11:30am followed by Chi Gong Exercise. At the Clubhouse Main Hall. We do a gentle, standing or setting, slow moving exercise that will use most of the muscles in your body. We can help you improve your Balance, Flexibility and Blood Pressure.


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By Susie Hecker.

8:30 - 9:10 TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY Come on in - the water’s fine!!! We will be in the water as long as the outside temperature is 50 degrees or higher; the water temperature is generally between 83 and 85 degrees. Co-Ed No Fees

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The full season has begun! Brookridge Entertainment will have its second show of the 2016-2017 season on Thursday November 10th 2016. Two hours of professional entertainment with Patricia Kelly. Vocals, comedy and a whole lot of vocal impressions! A fun filled night with a variety of songs all with a full band! Call now to reserve your tickets or purchase season tickets for 6 or 5 shows. Call Larry or Vivian at (352) 610-4901. We have added seats for the new season. Great Shows Great Prices for Las Vegas and Cruise Ship Style Shows. (352) 6104901. Our shows run from October through April of 2017! We always have tickets at the door for any show. Open to the public so bring your friends to these great shows..

By Jackie Bolt

Wow! Already November, 2 more months and we are into 2017. Time flies by so quickly. By now I would say that all of our Snowbirds are back, so a big welcome home. Hope your Summer was exceptional.

We are well underway with our Friday Night Bingo in this new season. We welcome all players and we also welcome anyone who would like to help with the Friday Night Bingo. We can always use extra hands to work on the Floor, on the Tables, selling the games as well as supplies, in the Kitchen and anywhere else people are needed. If you are interested, please come on up to the Club House on Friday evenings and speak to Miss Ellie or anyone else who is there. We are all glad to help you out in anyway.

Jane Mulvaney & Linda Rogers

Link Union provides a musical experience that awakens in the audience dreams and hopes they have hidden inside themselves taking them on a journey to remember forever. They have entertained thousands with their fusion of old time musical instruments, stunning vocals and modern beats— emerging with a fresh new style. 16 instruments - - -8 members---and a 14 Foot Bus “ Let’s meet the band members of Link Union”

Lance-father—--Business manager, our positive force encouragement and our faithful, incredible Bus Driver. Mother---has a love for music that she installed in her children and a consistent drive for excellence. Rachel – Vocals as strong and haunting as they are beautiful. Kyle---The backbone of Link Union’s musical power and the anchoring presence on stage. Ashley—Kyle’s wife- Adds to the band with her fiddle. Ben-- He brings the over-all musical talent of the band up a step with every performance. Aaron – Lead guitarist. He is an instant crowd pleaser who knows how to entertain.

John --- Bass player - the foundation sound for link Union “Share the Wealth” tickets are $ 3.00 for 9 tickets and $5.00 for 18 tickets. All winners will receive $20.00 or more depending on money collected. We also have a $50.00 winner at each show. The doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 6:55 PM. Tickets at the door are $ 6:00. If you have any questions, or would like tickets for the show , if available, please call me Jane at (352) 597-1357. I would love to hear Thanksgiving is upon us and from the Friday Night Bingo from you. Officers and Staff, I would like to wish all of you a very Blessed Thanksgiving Day, whether it be with family or friends.


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Norma Rankin

Our next dance is Saturday, November 5, 2016, honoring our Vets, with At Large playing for our dancing pleasure. Manner of dress is whatever you’re comfortable with. Red, white and blue is always nice for any occasion honoring our Veterans! Spread The Wealth tickets available at the table where you come in, until about 7:45 PM. At the first break, we’ll have a “go around,” for any last minute or late arrivals! Drawing will be at the next break, about 9:30.

Note: We will have coffee and ice available all evening until 10:00, for your convenience. You may bring any snacks you’d like as well!

Members: If, for whatever reason, you cannot come to a dance, we would really appreciate you making a call to Dot, to cancel. 597-0723. We are just about a ‘sold out’ house, and if you can’t make it, someone else would probably love to get your seat. All it takes is a quick phone call; Dot will handle it all by phone. I know when illness comes along or unexpected company arrives, etc., it’s easy to forget, but this is a reminder to please please try to put that on your list of “to do’s” when you have a problem come up and can’t attend. Thank you early for being a good neighbor! Registration Forms for renewal for 2017-2018 MUST be into the office with a check, no later than November 30th. NEW people, just turn in your Registration Form, by the 30th, and Dot will call you re: payment. If you have any questions, call Dot at 597-0723. Good News: Next season (2017-2018) our dances will be from 7:00-10:00 PM! Yayyy!

By Norma Rankin

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all our Tuesday Bingo players. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a great season in our great community. We enjoy seeing all of you at the Tuesday Bingo but I am afraid we have a very serious problem. It seems all our callers are not returning this year. Without them, there is no bingo. We hope some of you will help us out with this situation. We need 4 volunteers 1 Tuesday a month each. We will gladly train you for the position.

All the profits we make for the year will go to the BCPO ( which will benefit us all) and to any charity deserving of our generous donations. It would be a shame to have to close bingo for the year as we have so many wonderful people who really love to play. It is a wonderful relaxation for them in their community.

Our bingo packages are $8.00, $10.00, $15.00 and $20.00, and some special games (which are extra) and is for Brookridge residents only and their guest.

Please give this a thought as we really need your cooperation to make this season a go for all our residents and their guest. Thank you very much and hope to see all of you at Tuesday Bingo.

By Rosemary Basteri

Hallelujah! Our first rehearsals have gone extremely well. we have twenty plus singers at this time, all enthusiastic about our new concert.

Our Christmas concert "Christmas is Love" will be presented on Sunday, December 18th from 3-5 PM. Our music selections are all about love. No one can argue that we need more love in the world. For those who have attended in the past you won't be disappointed and for those new to our concert you will be pleasantly surprised. So don't forget, put Sunday December 18th on your calendars and circle it in red.

Also on Sunday, November 27th the Music Aires will be hosting the tree Lighting Ceremony from 3-5 PM in the South Hall. We will have a mini-concert for cello and flute, a Christmas carol-sing a long, punch and cookies. Free to all who wish to attend, residents, non residents, friends and neighbors. For information call: Sandy (352)556-3428 or Rosemary (352)200-5697

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CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC WITH BOB ,SHIRLEY, & FRIEND'S Nov.19th, 7-9 pm

GOSPEL MUSIC By BOB & Shirley

If you want to get a spiritual Lift, Come to the Brookridge Come on down for some Classic Country Music for your enjoy- Clubhouse to listen to some up lifting Spiritual Gospel Music. ment Join in the FUN!!!! God Loves You and so do we. So come join us in Fellowship and Song on November 6th 6:00-8:00 pm I am sure there will There is no charge at the door, we do have a Tip Jar if you be many songs that you like to hear. would like to contribute. So don't waste a night with nothing to do, Come to the Brookridge Clubhouse Ballroom on Nov.19th 7- Just Come and Praise The Lord in song. There is no charge, 9pm, for a good time and meet new friend's. and you can bring your own Snacks and Drink. So if you want to get a spiritual Lift, then we will see you on November 6th You can Dance or Sing along with the Band, and also 6:00-8:00 pm request a song of your choice, so come spend a night of Fun Hope To See You There For more Information, Call : Ben Or Phoebe @ 293-4814 GOD BLESS YOU ALL. For More Info: Robert Beck, 200-7401

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By Barbara Durocher By Chris Robart

WOW, the summer flew by and it’s time to get ready for League. WELCOME BACK Snowbirds & All League members, who were out & about this summer. Glad to see you all back for another season. ****** UPCOMING EVENTS ****** PLEASE TAKE NOTICE.

October 31,2016 – General League Meeting. South Hall main clubhouse, 9am to 11am Please plan on attending as we will go over scoring/jackpot changes for league play.

November 1st, 2016 – First Day of League Play.

REMEMBER; Your League dues need to be paid before the 1st day of League play.

ATTENTION Brookridge Residents!!

Whether you are an existing or returning owner OR renter or even a “newbie” to our wonderful community consider playing PICKLEBALL……

Pickleball is a great way to get your daily dose of “fun exercise” WITHOUT going to a crowded gym or even leaving Brookridge.

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played with a paddle and a whiffle ball. Pickleball uses only 1/2 of a tennis court so the running area is more compact. ANYONE interested: inexperienced as well as those that have played before are welcome…….. Until the club gets in full “swing” please contact Ron Leaky @ 352-346-9487

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Please check the bulletin board in the Annex for Any weekly postings or changes.We will be emailing the weekly pairings so PLEASE make sure we have your current email address.

ByBea Mitchell

Greetings everyone from the Brookridge 18 Hole Ladies League. Maryland up north is nice, but it is always a great feeling returning to Brookridge. News items for November are: 18 hole league play begins on Tuesday, November 1st. Dues must be paid prior to playing. A box is available in the annex room for your check.

The first executive meeting is at 9am on November 7th. The general meeting is at 9am on November 14th , please try and attend this meeting and support our new Officers. Your input is important Our new officers are: Edie Helfers, Pres., Shirley VanLoon, VP., Helen Garner, Secty., Carol Petsch, Treas' Looking fonrard to a wonderfu! winter of golf at Brookridge.

By Lamar Semmel

Some of our "SNOWBIRDS" Golfers are now arriving back to Brookridge. It is good to see them again. Our regular 9 hole league season will start on November 7th 2016 at 8:00 A.M. for the Two Mondays left in October the 3rd and 10th, we will still be playing our fun golf season.

The Golf course will be closed from October 17th until the 31st, as this will be our over seeding the fairways and greens. The regular course play will start on Tuesday November the 1st 2016.

We are still looking for new 9 Hole Men's League Golfers, any Brookridge Golf Course member who wishes to join, should call Lamar Semmel at 352-597-2762. Hoping to meet old and new members soon.

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Good Times Line Dance Club Cruise Norma Rankin

We are, along with the Dandeline Line Dance Club, sponsoring a Line Dance Cruise!!! Lots of dancing, but many other activities, and sides trips, too! Departing Tampa on 4/23/17 and returning to Tampa on 4/30/17. (Bring family & friends; not necessary to be a line dancer!) Lots of time to plan ahead and good payment plan as well! Your ship: Norwegian Cruise Line, Jade – 7 Day Cruise – $579 – $1009, depending what kind of accommodations desired. Itinerary: Tampa, at Sea, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan Bay Islands, Harvest Caye, at Sea, Tampa.

Group Leader: Line Dance Instructor Marilyn Richardson. Cruise Brochure available at Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or call Norma and she will see you get one! (352) 397-6088. ~Some Gave Some* Some Gave All~ *God Bless our Troops*

To All Cancer Survivors

To all cancer survivors and women now fighting cancer, The Boutique of Hope IS OPEN AND WAITING JUST FOR YOU. We are open every Tues. and Wed. from 10 to 2pm at the Crescent Community Center, located near the Golden Corral and right next to Jerrico Road Thrift Shop. We have items you need to make yourself feel whole again so come get a wig, a bra, a hat, a turban a scarf and more. For uninsured or under insured you can come to chat, have a cup of tea and shop for items you can use all for FREE. We welcome you in an environment of hugs and caring and cannot wait to help you find what you need.

We need volunteers to staff the room for two hour shifts. Call Claire Blust at 352-438-4143

BCPO 2nd Annual Art Festival is Cancelled, due to medical reasons. It is being planned for a later date. Please pray for Jackie's full and speedy recovery

Brookridge Memorial Tree Planting

Upon receipt of a donation of $150, Brookridge will schedule a plating of a Cassia Tree or Pindo Palm Tree in a location selected by the donor. If no location is selected the planting will be placed by the Brookridge Public Works dept in conjunction with the last plantings. Warranty periods are for 1 year from planting, if the tree planting fails a replacement tree will be planted at BCPO expense.

Checks made payable to BCPO with Memorial Tree in the memo field for $150 will be accepted.

Edging & Xeriscape

Now that the rains have subsided we would ask the residents to edge or trim the grass back off the road and if you have rock yard and have weeds growing up, you need to change your underlying fabric. While Rock yards offer low maintenance they eventually require new fabric to hold back the weeds and let rain water drain in. Brookridge Code Enforcement

Good Times Winter Line Dance Club Workshop

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 How Much: $35 After Nov. 1st $40 Includes: Catered Lunch/ Step sheet Booklet/ Donuts/ Coffee upon Arrival & Much More Begins: Sign in 8:30-9:45 AM (Event begins promptly at 10:00) Levels: Beg, Improver, & some Intermediate. (NO Advanced) Where: Here in our Community Clubhouse Hall (For GPS: 8159 Hampton Street Brooksville FL 34613) Group picture will be taken at 9:45 AM, before event begins! Spread The Wealth available until 12:15. Drawing at 12:30. Tee Shirts (Teal color @ $17) available for preorder only, until Dec. 1st. Five great instructors! Casual dress encouraged but NO backless sandals, please. Beginner Friendly!! More info? or Reg. Forms: e-mail or call (352) 397-6088.....Norma


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News & Views November 2016