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BOARD MEETING

BOD WORKSHOP

Wednesday, November 15th - 7 P.M.

Tuesday, November 7th - 9 A.M.

By Debbie Rogers

Here's to another year of being great together. Happy 16th Anniversary!! Think of all the memories we have made.

NOVEMBER 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

Nov 3rd

Nov 4th Nov 6th Nov 7th

Nov 11th

Nov 12th Nov 13th Nov 14th Nov 15th

Nov 18th Nov 19th Nov 20th Nov 23rd

BCPO Bingo Also on 10th, 17th, 24th Social Dance All Stars Entertainment Board of Directors Workshop All Members Welcome Women's Club Bingo Also on 14th, 21th, 28th Veteran's Day Celebration Good Times Line Dance Singles Mingle Gospel Jubilee Budget Voting Board of Directors Meeting All Members Welcome Men's Club Thanksgiving Dinner BCCGA Golf Pancake Breakfast BCCGA Membership Meeting Happy Thanksgiving

5:45 PM

7:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 AM

Nov 24th Nov 26th

Admin Offices Closed Men's Club/Vegas Night

1:00 PM

Photo ID required when voting Tuesday, November 14th 8 am – 7 pm

6:30 PM

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1:00 PM 7:30 AM 7:00 PM

Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-30 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-40 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-46 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-50 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 PSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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Brookridge Community Property Owners, Inc., 7300 Brookridge Central Blvd. • Brooksville, Florida 34613 (352) 596-0696 • FAX (352) 597-8174 Guardhouse 352-596-0697 • Clubhouse 352-596-1112 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon. thru Fri.

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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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or or or or

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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

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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.

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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 November Tuesday, November 7 Wednesday, November 15

2017

December Tuesday, December 5 Wednesday, December 20

Managers Report By Ray Geroux

The Budget vote is November 14th in the Clubhouse from 8 am to 7 pm. We hope you will vote for the Budget that continues to fund the reserves. Next summer we will bid out the roads in the Rialto area as per the 10 year paving plan. Those funds come from these reserves. 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. Our Friday Night Bingo stills needs volunteers, all their efforts allow for $1.00 per month per lot in budget funding as well as large donations to very worth while charities in Hernando County. Without volunteers they will not be able to continue funding these great charities.

We posted the electrical bills from the clubhouse in this News & Views and the monthly bill continues to drop. This is a result of the updates to the lighting, pool heaters and AC automatic controls and efforts by Vince and the staff. You should thank Vince Pizzo for getting these projects installed and configured.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Hello Fellow Residents,

Wow, it is November already! We continue to welcome our Seasonal residents back and hope you have had a wonderful summer break from the heat. Many of you missed our visit with Hurricane Irma. Hopefully, by the time we are all reading this, all the debris will be gone.

The Clubhouse is getting busy as ever! All the clubs and activities are coming back in full swing. Friday Night Bingo is looking for new volunteers to assist them. They are a very worthwhile Club and give to many charities twice a year. This July they gave $26,000 to 13 charities! What a fine example of helping our neighbors! Tuesday Night Bingo is up and running and they need helpers also. Tuesday Bingo is for our residents and their guests only. It is a fun night out. Please consider volunteering for a night or two a month.

Now onto a very serious issue, the Annual Budget. The Budget proposal was determined by the Finance Committee, which was made up entirely of residents, with Rosemary Basteri as their liaison. The Committee received budget proposals from each department, along with the updated Reserve Study. They reviewed all the documents, asked the Administration questions and determined that, in the best interest for Brookridge Community, that we would need a $2.00 per month increase for the 2018 Annual Budget.

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As a Homeowners Association, we have an obligation from our by-laws and State Statutes to fund our Reserves.

Ray Geroux and the department supervisors are very aware of the issues. Because we have this obligation to our Reserve Budget, they are working diligently to keep the Operating Budget level for the third year in a row. Every month Vince Pizzo has kept our clubhouse electric bill lower than last years by improvements and diligence of our monitors. All the departments and Brookridge staff are trying their best to keep our expenses down. This is very difficult and we all just pray that there will be no catastrophe that will upset our budget. We, the Board of Directors, applaud them for their efforts.

After speaking with many residents, we realize that the Reserve Budget is somewhat of a mystery. This budget is just that - a budget plan for our properties.The Reserve Budget's purpose is to avoid special assessments when something in our community breaks down. Professional Reserve Study Analysts review every single item that a community owns and all its common areas, including roads. They determine the lifespan and then come up with a 30 year plan to properly fund the community-owned properties. They include buildings, equipment, pool, tennis, bocce, horseshoe, shuffleboard, roads, cars, trucks, tractors etc… By assessing a little each year, we build up the funds so that we don't have to force a large assessment one year to repair or replace an item. Again, please understand this is state mandated once we established our reserves.

We urge you to vote for this $2.00 increase, we have not asked for an increase in the Operating Budget, which is down to bare bones. Because we must comply with the Florida State Statutes, we would be forced to take funds from our Operating Budget and move them into the Reserve Budget if the budget is voted down. This would mean that some of our services that we enjoy could be eliminated. Perhaps, another way to explain the total 2018 budget needs is as follows: Total operation expenses:

$31.93

which makes our assessment obligation:

$43.00

Total reserve funding:

$11.07

If you compare our Assessments to any other Homeowners Assocation with the same amenities as Brookridge, you will know that our fees are much lower, mostly by $300 to $400.00.

I sincerely thank you for reading this and if you have questions, please contact me through our Executive Secretary, Dorene Steinmetz, at 352-596-0696. Vote For the 2018 Budget…Take care and enjoy the weather!

Call For Candidates

If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors or for a Unit Representative position, Please call Dorene Steinmetz, Executive Recording Secretary, to obtain an application at (352) 606-3992 or the BCPO Administration office. The application deadline is December 18th, 2017.


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BUDGET VOTING

Voting on the 2018 Proposed Budget and Fully Funded Reserves Will take place at the Clubhouse Tuesday, November 14, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Photo IID required when voting Voting results will be announced at the Wednesday, November 15,2017 Board of Directors' meeting


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RV Compound

Security Captains Report

Attention RV Compound users. We are having our meeting on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in room C of the Clubhouse.

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

By Jim Snyder

All are welcome. We need a good turnout as finances and projects of the compound will be discussed.

If you haven't DONATED to the RV Compound Fund, please do, so we can finish our lighting and camera installation. For information, please call Jim at 352-596-1804

By Greg Schubert

When out shopping:

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

2.Never carry large amounts of cash. If you go to an ATM, do so in daytime hours.

3.Never secure valuables or expensive items in your car. Take them with you or leave them home.

4.When you return to your car, stay alert and have your keys in your hand ready to use. Avoid becoming a victim at home:

1.Store gifts or wrapped presents in an area that cannot be see from outdoors.

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


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Crime Watch By Betty Roberts

Welcome back to our Snowbirds.

OUR MOTTO: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT The Holidays are right around the corner and we have to be diligent not to get ripped off by identify theft. Don’t answer your phone if you don’t know who is calling. Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably will be. Don’t send any money to anyone. Call the Sheriff if you think you have been compromised.

KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. Know your neighborhood. If you see anything suspicious or vehicles at a residence and the resident is away, let Security know. We had a few crimes this summer; mostly crimes of opportunity. Please keep your cars locked, even in the daytime. Keep sheds locked. Don’t leave your electronics or money laying in the front seat or dash of your car or truck.

Crime Watch meets the first Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse in room D at 9:00 am.

We wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.

MINUTES

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017

Call to Order:

9:02 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 9/1/17. 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:

1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Ross, Director Smith & Director Lowry Excused: President Metcalf 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. Approval of the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop Meeting of 8/1/17. STANDS APPROVED AS WRITTEN.


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General Manager Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None

New Business: a. 2018 Proposed Budget Reserve Funding MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPROVE THE 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET & RESERVE FUNDING WITH THE $43.00 MONTHLY ASSESSMENT INCLUDED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

b. Unit Representative Resignation MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT PAMELA BROWN’S UNIT REPRESENTATIVE RESIGNATION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Report of Directors: Committee Reports/Projects (no motions or consensus will be considered)

Director Lowry – ACC Committee has concluded their work with the Ad-Hoc Committee. There will be 21 changes to the ACC Guidelines. This will be added to the next BOD meeting Agenda. Secretary Ross – Unit Reps have openings in Units 1, 3, 4, & 6. Sign up and have some fun!

Director Smith – Beautification has not met this Summer but volunteers continue to participate in keeping Brookridge looking good. We are still working on details and estimates for the Brookridge entrance sign. We are hoping to update the design so it coincides with the Brookridge Country Club Golf Association Sign. Treasurer Basteri – Thanked the Finance Committee for their support. Don Barrett, Millie Beriner, Peggy Christie & Terry Walters make up the Committee and Rosemary thanked them for all their hard work on designing the Budget. We need a Nominating Committee Chairperson. 2nd Vice President Sajdak - The Brookridge Country Club Golf sign is located off the road of the Golf Course.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Tom Woolington #1 (Usage of donated funds), Rosemary Basteri #4 (Donated funds are used for things that benefit the community, thanked Linda for the fencing at the entrance), Ken Sajdak #4 (Donated funds can be donated by a group for a specific item, Brookridge Entrance Sign & please bring in all debris, decorations and any outdoor furniture to avoid damage. If you have a neighbor that is a snowbird and you see items that could potentially cause damage, please help them by securing their items in carport.) Ray Starr #3 (Donated funds can only be used for improvements in the community, not for individual purposes), Linda Smith #1 (We will be looking into fundraisers to improve the Brookridge entrance sign. We are working with the President of the Golf Association.), Peggy Christie #2 (Front Sign, Membership votes & Donated funds), Ron Ross #6 (Prepare for Hurricane Irma, The Golf course is private property so please do not go walking there or walk your pet there. If your dog is along the edge of the property and he does his business, please clean up after it.)

MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Meeting Adjourned at 9:34 a.m. Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Executive Recording Secretary Submitted by: BCPO BOARD SECRETARY RON ROSS

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Call to Order:

7:02 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 9/18/17. 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, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri & Director Lowry Excused: 1st Vice President Starr, Secretary Ross & Director Smith PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Shubert 20 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 Minutes of the Board of Director’s Meeting of 8/16/2017 STANDS APPROVED AS CORRECTED Correspondence: None

General Manager Report: Attached Treasurer’s Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None New Business:

a. Account Suspensions Treasurer Basteri stated that if a member is more than 90 days delinquent in paying a monetary obligation due to the association, the association may suspend the rights of the member, or the member’s tenant, guest, or invitee, to use common areas and facilities until the monetary obligation is paid in full. FS 720.305(3) MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPROVE THE LISTED ACCOUNT NUMBER(S) 463019 ARE PAST DUE MORE THAN 90 DAYS. SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED 7 DAYS AFTER THE BOARDS DECISION AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE ACCOUNT(S) ARE MADE CURRENT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUE 720.305. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. b. Budget Vote Online MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO APPROVE BPBALLOT FOR $350 TO PERFORM THE


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2018 BUDGET ONLINE SYSTEM. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

c. A/VRC Case # 5288 (14366 Starcross St) Vehicle parked on street overnight: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5288 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 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.

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RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

j, k, l, m, n. A/VRC Case # 5219 (15699 Brookridge Blvd) Weeds growing in xeriscape, Case # 5287 (9242 Admiral St) Weeds growing in driveway, front of home & under vehicle in driveway, Case # 5286 (9242 Admiral St) Expired tag on vehicle in driveway, Case # 5227 (7686 Moriah Ave) Weeds growing in xeriscape, Case # 5236 (8204 Modena Ave) Weeds growing in xeriscape: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5219, 5287, 5286, 5227 & 5236 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 d, e. A/VRC Case # 5250 (14161 Brookridge Blvd) Vehicle UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR parked on street overnight & Case # 5308 (15134 Rialto Ave) ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR Vehicle parked on street overnight: OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, 5250 & 5308 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCUR14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL RENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVIACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE LEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIBCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT ANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v. A/VRC Case # 5256 (15558 Brookridge COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO Blvd) Excessive noise complaint from birds in cage on screen RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND room, Case # 5225 (8092 Country Club Dr) Weeds growing in SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. xeriscape, Case # 5242 (8436 Moonlight Ave) Weeds growing in xeriscape, Case # 5240 (9163 Admiral St) Weeds growing f, g, h. A/VRC Case # 5262 (9352 Salisbury Dr) Speeding in xeriscape, Case # 5237 (9959 Scepter Ave) Weeds growing 41 mph, Case # 5272 (9023 Dickens Ave) Speeding 35 mph, in xeriscape, Case # 5260 (14948 Brookridge Blvd) Clutter in Case # 5265 (8450 Fleetway Ave) Speeding 49 mph: carport, Case # 5289 (8424 Central Ave) Tires at left side of MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO home & Case # 5217 (8545 Electra Ave) Weeds & grass ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# growing in stone driveway & parking area: 5262, 5272 & 5265 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER OCCUR- MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ANCE AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, 5256, 5225, 5242, 5240, 5237, 5260, 5289 & 5217 THAT THE DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $25 FINE PER DAY AND GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCUR- 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A RENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. ALL THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCOR- IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS DANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION UNANIMOUSLY. OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO i. A/VRC Case # 5274 (9029 Central Ave) REPEAT: RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND Speeding 35 mph: SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# w. A/VRC Case # 5201 (14317 Action St) Unregistered 5274 THAT A FINE OF $50 PER OCCURANCE AND 30 DAY Resident: SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT 5201 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $100 IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS FINE PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVIVIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A LEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCUR-


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RENCES 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.

x, y, z, aa. A/VRC Case # 5176 (8305 Modena Ave) Unregistered Occupant, Case # 5200 (15060 Rialto Ave) Unregistered Occupant, Case # 5291 (14271 Midfield St) Unregistered Occupant, Case # 5246 (14143 Delsilver Dr) Unregistered Occupant: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5176, 5200, 5291 & 5246 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVI-

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LEGES 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. Report of Directors:

Treasurer Basteri – Budget was approved for vote. I will be scheduling town meetings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on October 9th & 18th. The Annual Garage Sale is October 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. D Room is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday through Friday, to collect donations.

Director Lowry – Acc Ad-Hoc Committee will hopefully be reviewed at a workshop meeting. Thanked Ray Geroux and Greg Schubert for the fine job they did during Hurricane Irma.

2nd Vice President Sajdak – If you have an email address, please go to the Administration office and make sure it is documented on your account to stay informed about Brookridge Announcements.

President Metcalf – Brookridge has approximately 660 recorded emails on file and Hurricane Irma, that number increased by 40 during Hurricane Irma. President Metcalf spoke of paying bills and budgeting for Brookridge. Please be kind to Vivian or anyone else manning the front desk. There have been occasions lately where verbal abuse has become a problem at the front desk and this will not be tolerated. Brookridge gives residents a 30 day grace period to pay their Assessment. A reminder post card goes out to residents that have not paid their Assessment on the first of the month. The BCPO would rather pay a small postage charge for a post card than to make the resident pay a late fee. Curbside debris may take 2-3 weeks for pickup. President Metcalf introduced the Unit Reps and encourages you to come join in on the fun they have meeting new residents. (Peggy Christie did a small presentation on Unit Reps)

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Chuck Gordon #4 (Mailbox vandalism), Anthony Langone #4 (Violation Fee & Forced Mows), Carolyn Hyde #3 (Security Report), Leo Benoit #4 (Letter thanking Ray Geroux & Association for Hurricane Irma updates).

MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SUBMITTED BY: RON ROSS, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY

{Minutes subject to approval at the 10/18/17 meeting}


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Ceramics Men’s Club Thanksgiving Dinner Richards Music Jam

Social Club Christmas Decorating Ceramics

Trash Pick-Up

Dime Jingles

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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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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

One of the most often asked questions we get as amateur astronomers is, "How do I know where to look in the night sky to see interesting things, and what can I see?" After all, most people join an astronomy club to see what is in the night sky, not to participate in a particle physics discussion, though many of us do find that interesting. The first thing I tell them is, "Learn the constellations." Why? We use the constellations as a guide to the night sky. As an example, almost everyone can look up into the night sky and identify the Summer Big Dipper (part of Ursa major) or Orion the Hunter in late Fall through the Winter. Star charts and reference books use the constellations as guides to "other" objects that cannot be seen without the aid of binoculars or a telescope. (There are other ways of finding celestial objects using celestial coordinates and computer driven telescopes, but in my opinion, by doing so you really do not learn the night sky that well).

In late Autumn, Winter and early Spring, a number of constellations can be used as guides. Pegasus (the great square), Andromeda, Triangulum, Auriga, Perseus, Canis major, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Gemini all harbor great celestial sights, most of which can only be seen with binoculars or a telescope. Once you know these constellations it's relatively easy to set up binoculars or a telescope to see star clusters, nebulas, double and triple stars, galaxies outside our Milky Way (yes you can see a number of other galaxies from Brookridge on clear nights) and my favorite, globular clusters of thousands to millions of stars all bunched together.

Next month I'll expand on this discussion and look at one or two specific constellations. I'll talk about some of the "unseen" celestial objects that the constellations have within their boundaries. In the meantime, YOU are invited to our next club star party (Nov.10th) at the end of Midmoor Blvd. in Brookridge. Weather permitting, we set up at sunset and view the planets that may be up early. Then we follow the constellations as our guide to spectacular celestial objects that always amaze us no matter how many times we view them. Hope to have you join us for some fun and "natural" entertainment.


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To learn more 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 says "keep looking up!"

Upcoming Astronomical Events:

• November 10—5:40PM Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd. • November 17-18—Leonids Meteor Shower (excellent show from dark skies) • November 20—7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D

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

By Bill Hartman

The next meeting for CERT is Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00 am in Room D. We are coming to the end of Hurricane season and will be discussing how we can be better prepared for next year’s storm season so please come learn and then join us.

Come to the meeting and learn how you could help save the life of a family member or neighbor before tragedy strikes. Classes are available without charge. Also, if you are interested in volunteering to be a member of CERT, please let me know at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 293-4647 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.

By Judy Howard

As the fall days continue to be warm, snowbirds are leaving the cool weather from up north to venture down into our territory of warm sunny days.

Crafty Stitchers would like to thank everyone for supporting our annual craft fair that was held on Saturday, October 28th. Winners of the items that were raffled off will be in the December News & Views. Proceeds from this craft fair will go to support our Brookridge Community.

If you are new to the community and would like to get involved, please join us on Tuesdays at 9:00 am till 11:00 am in room D. 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 be willing to show us how to make it? How about coming to talk to us and 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 Tuesday mornings. If you have any further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us.

By Bill Hartman

Our Wednesday evening Bible study is year round and ready for you to come out and visit with us as we share the Bible with one another. Our goal is to teach what God says to us about all the issues of life, death, and beyond! This month we will begin studying in the 3 books of John. The Hartmans chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje. This is a non-denominational study of God’s Word. Reach Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, or E-mail: WWHarLin@aol.com

Here is a word from the Bible for you: ı My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (2) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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By Carole Levesque

We thank the 'powers that be' that Brookridge survived Irma. Our Sweet Sixteen Anniversary party was able to be celebrated at the Bayport Inn Lodge as planned. I was told that a group picture taken there is to be on the Cover of this magazine!

Snowbirds are slowly returning to us! We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am till 9:30 am in the North Hall. Some times when it is really HOT outside, we take our walks in the air-conditioned Club House to music.

Cost is fifty cents, (first class is free). Hope to see you there.

By Kat Durham

The Garden Club meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th at 1 pm. With the holiday season fast approaching, we're keeping this special time of year in mind. Therefore, the speaker for this month will be the multi-talented, Mary Akers , who will give a presentation on Holiday Flower Arranging.

New members and guests are always welcome at our meetings. They are held each month between October and April on the second Monday of the month. The meetings begin at 1 pm with our speaker up first. A short business meeting follows and the meeting ends with refreshments and happy socializing.

We hope to see members from last year coming back as well as some new faces. We welcome new ideas and suggestions for the interest and learning of our friends.

Please call Kat Durham at 352-596-5430 if you have any questions or suggestions. We'd love to see you there!

By Karen Doulin

New members are always welcome at this sewing for charity club. Workshops are every Thursday in room D at the clubhouse from 9 am until 11a.m. We have all supplies; just bring your talents and desire. We need people who have sewing machine experience; also those who can iron or cut out fabric for gowns. Thank you Brookridge for donations of gently used, colored sheets and fabric. We are currently out of sheets and have no cotton kid friendly fabric for Linus blankets. For donations, call me or bring it to our meeting.

Delivered to our charities in September: Marine Post on Sunshine Grove Road got 2 baby blankets for disabled veterans whose wives are having babies. If you would like to donate to that project, you may bring baby things to our meeting or take them to the post. They have a table just inside the doors on the right side of the building and greatly appreciate the public’s donations of any kind of new born baby items, bottles, diapers, clothing and such. Hospice got 5 gowns.

by Doris Rossi

November brings Fall, Thanksgiving, Turkey and stuffing , Pies, etc for everyone to enjoy! Line Dancing is also something everyone can enjoy as well!

Our clubhouse is spacious, cool and comfortable. Meet old and new friends while dancing to rock & roll, oldies and country/western 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, man or woman, all are welcome! Our instructor, Marilyn, is very patient and helpful when showing you the dance moves, making the classes fun and worry free. Tuesday-Low/Intermediate class at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, cost is $6.00. Thursday-Beginner class at 9:00 am to 10:00 am, cost is $3.00. Thursday-High Beginner/Improved Class at 10:15 am to 11:15 am.

Come join us! Sign for the "Good Timeline Dance Social" by calling Norma Rankin at (352) 397-6088.

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By Bill Hartman

We are your local Church service. You can get here walking, Golf carting, car or bus. Come on out and see how God is building in Brookridge.

Are you awake before sunrise? Make us your early morning (9 AM) worship time. Brookridge Church Service is for you. Our goal is to bring you the best fellowship between God and you right here in our community. Whether you have a home church or not, join us for fellowship, music, and teaching from God’s Word.

1 Corinthians 1:4-9 (KJV) I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; (5) That in everything ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; (6) Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: (7) So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: (8) Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Do you have questions? God has answers. Contact Bill Hartman for more info: 352-293-4647

By Thomas DiGregorio.

We all have a lot to be thankful this year: our community survived Irma, the worst hurricane on record for this area. Certainly, we had some damage but no one was hurt and damage was considerably minor.

On November 18th, between 1:00 and 3:30 pm, we will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner at the Clubhouse. Dinner will be the traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy, hot rolls and dessert. Coffee, iced tea and lemonade will be provided. A donation of $8.00 is requested. We will also be delivering meals to our homebound neighbors. Ticket requests must be made by November 14 so that we can ensure that we have enough food for everyone. Come join us in giving thanks for our blessing and sharing a wonderful meal with our neighbors and extended families.

Our Annual Breakfast with Santa will be on Sunday Dec. 17th from 8:00 am until12:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Breakfast includes pancakes and sausage, coffee, juice and milk for the kids. A donation of $5.00 is requested, however children under 12 are free. Santa will have gifts for the children. (We will provide more info next month)If you have children, grandchildren or you are young at heart, come have breakfast, sit on Santa's' lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. Get your cameras ready and you will have memories that will last forever.

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For tickets for either or both events please call Gene (352) 596-7140; Maynard (352) 428-5774 or Rocky(352) 593-5116

Like the Marines say "WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN" so if you would like to help the community and have fun doing it, please come to any Men's Club meeting which is always on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the South hall of the Clubhouse. All men are welcome.

By Allan Blair

Well the summer has passed and it is autumn and the train is still running for everyone that is here. You know we have a lot of fun and laughter, so get on that train.

We like to see everyone there, so you know we really do care. The people are friendly and willing to help new people. Some are so nice they will put you on a pedestal. All kidding aside, you will have a great ride. So hop on the train, don't let it pass you by.

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By Debby Burns

Brookridge Singles, I would like to welcome our new and wayward members to the joys and comforts of single southern living. To celebrate our returning flock, we're planning a wine & cheese get together on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Room D.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, we are taking a much requested day trip to Tarpon Springs. The weather should be perfect. The food is great in any choice of restaurant. We can get some walking in and holiday shopping done or take a relaxing boat ride. Any number of enjoyable activities await our arrival. Of course, we will car pool, that's half the fun, but don't forget to chip in on gas.

After gorging ourselves on Thanksgiving, let's lighten the meal on Sunday, November 26th with a sandwich and salad Carry-In for game night.

By Chris Robart

Interested in a gentle form of Chi Kung exercise that helps with balance and flexibility?

To schedule your first FREE class call Lynne Hart at 352596-0642. Classes are on Monday and Thursday.

By Carolyn McGuire

Did you see on television how many sicknesses we can acquire from being overweight? Now we're entering into that time of year when all we think about is eating! Halloween, December has only one event scheduled on the 10th, but it Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! is gonna to be a big one!! Details will be discussed on November 12th. Come to our program and you can find the healthy way to cook and eat out. Linda works hard to keep you all updated, so make sure she has your correct contact information. We meet on Monday mornings at 9:00 am in Room D. The cost is five dollars for the first ten weeks and fifty cents each Be happy and stay safe!! week following until you meet your goal. There is no charge after your reach your goal as long as you stay within two pounds of goal Happy Thanksgiving!!

By Chris Laughlin

Woman's Club is Back!!

We look forward to seeing some familiar faces and new ones as well. We plan to hold a meeting on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Room C at the Clubhouse. Everyone who is willing to help discover new ideas for our 2018 calendar to get the Womans's Club back on track is welcome. We anticipate continuing to sponsor the scholarship fund for first year college students. More requirements will be discussed at the November meeting. As if we don't have enough fun - a fashion show will also be discussed.

Don't forget about B-I-N-G-O! We will be calling off magical combinations for the cards of our residents on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Clubhouse.

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JANE MULVANEY

By Rosemary Basteri

Oktoberfest went off quite well. We had 213 members participating, which is rather good considering many of our seasonal Many people have called Randy “The Rich Little of Music” people have yet to return. Thank You Brookridge Men's due to his vocal range of over 5 octaves and the eclectic vari- Association for stepping in to cook and serve our refreshments. ety of music he performs for his audiences. Randy is a singing vocal impressionist known for his traversing genres On Saturday, November 4th we will "Honor Our Veterans". Wear your uniform or a cap designating your branch of servand generations of top 40 hits. ice if you wish. Our band for the evening will be "At Large". There is usually someone in the audience that believes he At the risk of sounding like a broken record, please, if you are must be lip-syncing or changing his voice through electronics. unable to attend a dance, let Vivian know. We had several However, neither auto tuners nor harmonizers are ever used. empty or partially empty table at our October dance. We are Shows are kept lively and engaging with simple prop and hat sure those on our waiting list would have been more than changes. happy to fill them. RANDY VELEZ - DECEMBER 4, 2017

Randy may begin a performance as Johnny Cash and 5 min- For more information, please call Vivian at (352) 515-1765 utes later become the voice of Louie Armstrong, Elvis, Frank Sinatra or so many more. I am sure someone will hear one of their favorite singers as he does so many.

The doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 6:55 PM . Tickets at the door are $10.00. For more information or tickets, please call Jane at 352-5971357. I would love to hear from you.

By Jackie Bolt

So hard to believe that we are two months away from 2018. This year has flown by. Our Friday Night Bingo is in full swing now that the Snow Birds are returning. For this we are grateful.

As always, we are looking for more Volunteers to step in and lighten the load. We are in need of people to help in the kitchen. It could be just once a month, if we get enough people to cover each week. It would consist of taking the orders and cashiering. Our hope is that some of you will consider this. If there is more you would like to know, please come to the Clubhouse on Friday and speak with Eleanor Colasanti. She would be glad to answer all your questions and show you what is needed.

As we enter into the month of November, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our veterans a very Happy Veterans Day . Thank You for your service and for the freedom you have given us.

Our next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 in room C.

I wish all of our residents a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

By Phoebe Barker

Do you know what Gospel means? It means Good News! That is what the Gospel Jubilee is all about. Good news set to music. On Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Clubhouse, you can experience a wonderful time of great fellowship and good music. Our guests this month will be Charlotte Meinhardt (Pianist & Singer) and Joe Brancaccio (Guitarist & Singer). The Jubilee Singers will lead us in many sing-a-long songs, so you will able to join in. By the way, this month we are having a 50's-60's theme, so if you like, you can dress accordingly.

This is a free event, so come join in on the musical fun. For more information, contact Ben or Phoebe at 352+-701-0044.

By Richard Hutchins

As the name implies, Richard’s Variety Music Jam is open to ALL musicians and singers and ALL musical styles and tastes. We have had some new faces joining us, spectators and participants both. Everyone is welcome, so come on down and join in the fun.

Our next event will be Saturday, November 18th from 7 to 9 pm in the North Hall of the Clubhouse. As always, there is no admission charge. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Richard at 352-600-9250.


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By Dick Theriault

Brookridge Entertainment for November will have Divas Through The Decades. Musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists! Songs from the 40’s, through today’s current hits! Music including Tina Turner, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many more! Call Larry or Vivian (352) 610-4901 for tickets. Public Welcome and tickets available at the door.

By Rosemary Basteri

Hooray! We had a good first rehearsal on October 3. It appears when our seasonal people return we will have about 20 members. We have already welcomed several new members to our group. We are always in a recruiting mode, if you'd like to join us, we meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm in the North Hall

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Our Christmas Concert "Joyful Christmas Songs" will be Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 PM til 4:00 PM. Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss out on this special event.

The Musicaires has been asked to provide the musical accompaniment for our Veterans Salute on Saturday, November 11th beginning at 9:00 AM. It is our pleasure to honor our veterans. For info, call: Sandy (352) 556-3428 or Rosemary (352) 2005697


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The Executive Board Meeting is on November 6th at 9am. The General Board Meeting is on November 13th at 9am in South Hall. Please try to attend this meeting and support our new Officers. Your input is important.

The first day of league play is on November 7th. League dues must be paid prior to playing.

By JoAnn Wagner

Bowlers wanted, join our Brookridge Bowlers League.

Come bowl at Strike City on Mariner Blvd. on Fridays 12:30pm to 3:00pm

NEW OFFICERS: Edie Helfers,Pres--Shirley VanLoon,VP-Sue Myers,Secty--Carol Petsch,Treas--Cindy Dunn,coordinator--Gay VanderBie, golf rules & birdie tree--Monica Cote,outside tournaments--Bea Mitchell, Publicity.

There are several invitationals posted in the annex room. Check the bulletin board for dates and costs.

League starts in September and runs through April. Please call JoAnn at 352-573-7612 for more information.

By Rosanne Solomon

By Barb Theriauit

WELCOME BACK LADIES Our 2017/2018 League Play season will begin on Tuesday, November 7th.

The Executive Board meeting was held on October 30, 2017 at 10:00am at the President’s home.

Our next General Meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the South Hall of the club house from 9:00am– 11:00am. Followed by first day of League Play on Tuesday, November 7th.

REMEMBER: The $25.00 dues must be paid prior to your first day of league play.

FUTURE DATES TO REMEMBER December 19, 2017 Tuesday Fun Golf December 26, 2017 Tuesday Fun Golf January 2, 2018 Tuesday League Resumes January 4, 2018 Thursday Exec Board Meeting-Pres. House 10:00am January 8, 2018 MondayGeneral Meeting South Hall 9am – 11am

We hope everyone had a great summer with fun golf and you are all ready to begin the new golf season for 2017/2018.

By Bea Mitchell

Greetings everyone from the Brookridge 18 Hole Ladies League. It is good to be back and very thankful that everyone survived the storm. We snowbirds had our Brookridge family in our daily prayers.

Welcome back shuffleboard players! Thankfully Brookridge survived hurricane IRMA, sorry for those that did have damage. We will be playing again soon, as players make it back!

Our President, Vic Garritano, will be here in October. Others, like myself, will be back later. Things will be the same. Playing on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00pm for a nickel a game! We ask everybody to come early so we can get set up! Anybody interested in playing is welcome! Looking forward to seeing everybody again and some new players!

By Linda Rogers

We certainly have had a warm Welcome Back! The cool breezes that we were expecting with the coming of October have yet to be seen or felt. We do see the results of the not so gentle winds of Irma. The maintenance staff is putting our fence back together. It could have been much worse. It is great to see the courts full again.

Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 season will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 am in Room C. Everyone interested in the Tennis Club is invited. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Thanksgiving morning, those of us who are not busy putting the turkey into the oven will play at our usual 8:00 am time. We will enjoy potluck snacks and breakfast drinks.

Anyone who wants to learn the game is truly welcome. You will find us on the courts every day except Sunday, playing from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. There is no charge to play and all skill levels are welcome.

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


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THANK YOU by Alice Gilliland

By the time this is read Irma will be a distant memory, that being said I would like to thank Ray Geroux for all of the emails before, and after the hurricane. Before the storm he posted all addresses of evacuation centers and how often the sheriff's department would be patrolling our streets and all other information that we needed. After the storm he told us where we could get our cells phones charged, and for those without power he informed us that we could refrigerate any medication at the club house. There were many e-mails regarding the rubbish and storm damage collections. All of this information helped to ease the anxiety of this senior citizen and I'm sure of many others. I don't think this is in his job description, he did it because he cares. It was a job WELL DONE RAY and greatly appreciated by myself and I'm sure many others in the community.

AARP FEDERAL TAX VOLUNTEERS WANTED TRAINING PROVIDED

Do you like people? Can you work with numbers and computers? We are looking for people as greeters and tax preparers. If you have 4 hours a week (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) available between February 1 and April 15, you could be assisting others with filing their Federal Tax Returns. Training is sponsored by AARP Tax Aide which uses a program very similar to Turbo Tax. Note, you do not need to be an AARP member to volunteer. Training will take place in December and January; exact times to be determined. You’d be reimbursed for mileage to and from one of 7 different locations in Hernando County. Questions and interested parties (the more the merrier), please call Karen at (352) 442-6495 or Joan at (352) 2005790

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Since its inception, NeedyMeds' goals have been to:

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1. Provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on Patient Assistance Programs (PAPSs) and other programs that help those in need obtain their medications and medical care 2. To provide the information at no cost 3. Preserve users anonymity by not requiring any registration to use the website or any data input when accessing the information 4. Assist those who have difficulty accessing the NeedyMeds' information 5. Educate healthcare professionals and consumers about the programs

Thanksgiving is a time when all of us stop to praise God and thank Him for so many blessings. The BOH is so blessed to be here for you if you are a cancer victim or survivor, because WE CAN HELP. We know how trying and difficult it is to fight cancer so let us provide the support you need with wigs, bras, hats, turbans, scarves, hugs, smiles and more. e are located at 5244 Commercial Way right near Golden Corral. Open Tues. and Wed. from 10-2. We're always looking for volunteers to staff the BOH and crafters who can NeedyMeds provides a free drug discount card that offers a make turbans, and cotton tieback scarves from our patterns. discount of up to 80% at more than 65,000 pharmacies nationPlease call Claire at (352)-428-4143 if you can help. wide. Anyone can use the card regardless of income level or insurance status and no registration is required. The same card can be used by friends and family members to save on prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and medical supFIND HELP WITH THE COST OF MEDICINE plies written on a prescription form, and pet prescription drugs purchased at a pharmacy.

NEEDYMEDS

Atlas Insurance Services LLC of Citrus is pleased to announce they have been chosen as the Ambassador for NeedyMeds also offers PAPs- Patient Assistance Programs. These programs are very helpful to people in the ‘Donut Hole’ NeedyMed in the Tampa Bay area. or are under-insured. Although no two programs are exactly NeedyMeds was started in 1997 by Richard J. Sagall, MD, the same, most require that the applicant complete an applia family physician, and Libby Overly, MSW, MEd, a medical cation form. The amount of information required varies. Some social worker. Both realized there was a need for a central- programs require detailed medical and financial information, ized resource for information on pharmaceutical patient others very little. All require a doctor's signature. Certain proassistance programs. With the Internet becoming an impor- grams require the doctor complete a portion of the form while tant source of information, they decided that was the perfect others only need a signed prescription. Most send the medicines to the doctor's office for distribution to the patients, while medium for this ever-changing information. others send the medicine to a pharmacy. A few send a certifiNeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that main- cate to the patient to give to the pharmacist. Some patients tains a website of free information on programs that help need drugs for a long time. Most, but not all programs that people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. cover medicines used to treat chronic diseases offer refills.

More than 1.3 million patients, family members, healthcare professionals, social workers and patient advocates use the NeedyMeds website each year. Data is updated regularly on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/lowcost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons. NeedyMeds also publishes information about resources for specific diseases. All the information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration. NeedyMeds relies on six sources of financial support: 1. License fees for organizations' use of our databases 2. Sales of PAP Tracker software, that helps clinics simplify Patient Assistance Program application processes 3. A small transaction fee on every use of the free NeedyMeds drug discount card 4. Thoroughly reviewed supporting partners on our website 5. Fees from pharmaceutical companies for call center and application processing services 6. Corporate and individual donations

The primary method of providing information is the NeedyMeds website (www.needymeds.org). You will also be able to contact Atlas Insurance Services, LLC of Citrus at 352621-0140 or 727-415-5125 for personal or research assistance.


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