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WORKSHOP MEETING

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Tuesday, March 7th - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, March 15th - 7 P.M.

MARCH 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS March 1st March 3rd

Honorary Wall AARP Tax- Aide Also on 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. March 3rd BCPO Bingo Also on 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Social Dance March 4th Beautification Committee March 5th Luncheon/Auction 11:00 AM Board of Directors Workshop March 7th All Residents Welcome March 7th Woman's Club Bingo Also on 14th, 21st, 28th March 9th Brookridge Entertainment March 11th CERT Spring Garage Sale March 11th Good Times Line Dance March 12th Singles Mingle March 15th Annual Meeting Membership ALL Residents Welcome March 18th Woman's Bingo Bash March 18th MidWest Club Pot Luck

1:00 PM 8:00 AM

March 20th March 25th March 26th March 28th

Bob, Shirley & Friends -Gospel BCCGA & CAM AM Tournament Music Aires Spring Concert Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

6:00 PM 3:30 PM 3:00 PM 9:00AM

5:45 PM 7:30 PM

TABLE OF CONTENTS 9:00 AM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 5:30 PM

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Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-31 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-42 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-52 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 People. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-58 Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


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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

March Tuesday, March 7 Wednesday, March 15

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL MTG:

2017

April Tuesday, April 4 Wednesday, April 19 May Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 17

Managers Report By Ray Geroux The Brookridge Membership Meeting is Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm, we hope you will join us and participate. We are also planning on some road work this year. If you can check your lawns and edge it off the road it will make the process a lot smoother. The list of roads is on our website, Brookridge.com, paving bid-info.

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

Hello Brookridge Members,

We have made it almost through the “Winter” months. We continue to have beautiful weather. It is refreshing to see so many residents enjoying all Brookridge has to offer. All the outside courts at the Clubhouse are in great condition, thanks to Vince and his crew who have worked very hard these past few years to give us the best courts around. When you see them, please thank them for their efforts. The Beautification Committee is always busy keeping the front area, from Rte 50 to the Guardhouse, the medians on Brookridge Boulevard, and the front of the Clubhouse all looking great for all of us. When you see them working out there, please thank them. They are all volunteers. We have the Annual Membership Meeting coming on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7:00 PM. We are hoping for a huge turnout as we want our snowbirds to feel totally included.

Please do not forget to vote, either on-line if you have not, or at the Clubhouse. If you have not voted on-line, you will receive a ballot for the election of four Board of Directors and for a Deed Restriction Amendment. Please remember the voting deadline is Monday, March 13th, 2017

We, your Board, strongly recommend voting in favor of the Amendment. This Deed Restriction, if passed, will limit, to five (5), the amount of lots one person or company can own, thus restricting the amount of votes one entity can control. Your positive vote will ensure that Brookridge will continue to be a Deed Restricted, 55+ Community.

As we monitor the common violations, there is still a trend of illegal parking on lawns, clutter, unregistered guests, and making home improvements without ACC approval. Please, we would love to have no need for our Violations Review

Page 7 Committee. All the Governing Documents: Deed Restrictions, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations, are available on-line on the brookridge.com site. Please abide by these Documents.

On a positive note, I am still hearing that, for the most part, vehicles are slowing down. We still have some issues, and we are not there quite yet, but there is progress. Thank you for thinking about your neighbors. We urge you that if you see a pattern of speeding certain times of day, either on the Boulevard or on our side roads, please note this and Security will be there. We may not catch them, but awareness that Security is watching, they will slow down, and folks, that is what we hope to accomplish.

It has been a delight serving as your President this past year. It has been quite an educational experience. I love Brookridge Community, and I will continue to do the best I can for you. We have four Director positions open and the dynamics may change. But I feel that all are dedicated to the betterment of Brookridge. We will continue to be successful as we continue to abide by all our Governing Documents.

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. She may be reached at 352-596-0696. Stay safe, healthy, and have fun! Gail Metcalf, President BCPO

Brookridge Crime Watch By Betty Roberts

OUR MOTTO: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT We have had beautiful weather so far and we have many people on our roads. Please be extra careful because we have many cars, walkers, and bicycles on our streets.

There has been another scam going around. If you get a phone call and the other says “Can you hear me now”, HANG UP. If you say yes they have now recorded your voice and they can use it if they have any of your identification. Please SHRED any mail you get if it has a barcode on it. That has information about you on it.

Please remember to visit the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for daily updates on various crime related activities, wanted individuals. Remember to be alert of your surroundings. If you see anything out of the ordinary report it to the Sheriff’s Office. Crime Watch meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM in Room D at the clubhouse. Next meeting will be on March 1, 2016. HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY


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Unit Representatives By Peggy Christie

We are the ambassadors for Brookridge. Our goal is to personally visit each new resident in Brookridge. We meet the 2nd Tuesday at 9 A.M. and attend the BCPO Board meeting on the 3rd Wednesday at 7 P.M. Join us we need Volunteers.

Security Report By Greg Schubert

Hurricane season is almost here. We should all keep a close eye on the weather to determine if there could be a potential problem headed our way. The key to handling any storm is to be prepared in advance. The following is a partial list of tips to help you get started. • • • • • • •

Keep a three day supply of water on hand per person. One gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking and two for food prep/sanitation). Store at least a three day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.

Assemble a basic first aid kit for your home and one for each car. Keep a battery operated radio (with extra batteries) on hand so you will be informed of updates in the event of power failure.

Have a “tool kit” for extras. i.e. manual can opener, candles, matches, duct tape etc.

Ensure that all medications needed for all household members are in ample supply. Store important family documents (wills, passports, social security/medical cards and cash/traveler’s checks in a waterproof, portable container.

Remember that pets are a part of your family also so adjust your supplies accordingly.

For a full list of items you may need in the event of any emergency, log onto the Hernando County Sheriff website at Hernandosheriff.org. Get prepared and stay prepared so you can enjoy a happy and healthy summer.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO “AMENDED, RESTATED AND CONSOLIDATED RESTRICTION AGREEMENT FOR BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY”

Article III, Section 30 Limitation on Ownership of the Amended, Restated and Consolidated Restriction Agreement for Brookridge Community is created to read as follows:

Section 30: Except as provided herein, no person or legal entity may directly or indirectly acquire title to more than five (5) Lots. Indirect ownership of a Lot shall include any person or entity that is related to the owner of another Lot, such as having a common officer, director or partner in a partnership, or where an entity owning Lots has shareholders, directors, partners, or officers who also own or have an interest in an entity that owns other Lots. For purposes of this section, a person is deemed to be related to the owner of another Lot when that person is a husband, wife, or domestic partner of the owner, and shall not include brother, sister, parent, or biological or adopted child of the owner or any other familial relationship. This restriction on ownership applies to any person or entity that holds title to a Lot, regardless of how title is held. Therefore, a person or entity, either jointly or separately, may not hold an ownership interest in more than five (5) Lots. This restriction shall not apply to any person or entity that owns more than five (5) Lots as of the effective date of this amendment, but such person or entity shall not be allowed to acquire an interest in any additional Lot, if that acquisition would result in direct or indirect ownership of more than five (5) Lots by any person or entity. This restriction shall also not apply to any institutional lender obtaining title to a Lot pursuant to a deed in lieu of foreclosure or a judgment of foreclosure. Any transfer that is made in violation of this restriction shall be void and all parties to any such transaction shall be jointly and severally liable for all costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the Association as a result of any prohibited transfer. THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEED RESTRICTIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A VOTE AT THE NEXT VOTING PACKAGE.


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Date: 10/17/2016

To: Nominating Committee for Consideration Name: Rosemary Basteri

Year Round Member?

Yes

To:

Nominating Committee for Consideration

Name: Leo Benoit

Address: 15786 Brookridge Blvd

Address: 8523 Central Avenue UBL # 449005

Date: 10/22/2016

X

No ___

Average Number of weeks you plan to be away from Brookridge each year? 2-3 weeks Educational background: Brockton High School Liberal Arts & Business Law

Any special training: Assistant Clerk Magistrate – District Court, Plymouth, Massachusetts – 2 years Medical Billing Clerk – Associated Catholic Hospitals of Massachusetts; Blue Cross – 30 years Customer Service Manager – Walmart – 12 Years Special interests: Secretary to the Social Dance Group, Treasurer to the Garden Club, Treasurer & Publicity for Musicaires, Drama Club & Brookridge on Revue

What do you feel you can contribute to the community as a Board of Director? I feel I’ve developed a good rapport with the members of the Board and with our Residents. I make it a point to involve myself in social events and fund raisers. I will continue to work with the Board and our members, doing the best I can for this community.

UBL # 459001

Year Round Member?

Yes

X

No ___

Average Number of weeks you plan to be away from Brookridge each year? 2-3 Weeks

Educational background: B.A. & Masters Degrees in Accounting & Finance from Bentley & Bryant Associates Degrees in Arts from St. John’s Seminary Bar Harbor, Maine. Any special training: Enrolled agent with IRS. Licensed rep with Financial Institution HD Vest. Trained in linguistics & human relations. Versed in budgeting, accounting, communications, as well as in Microsoft Office. Trained agents, support staff and temporary recruits. Certified in QuickBooks Online.

Special interests: Avid card player in hand & foot, cribbage, bridge. Former operations manager of local parish, bingo, member enrolled agents society of Florida.

What do you feel you can contribute to the community as a Board of Director? Ability to analyze community financial needs and propose changes and procedures to assure the fiscal soundness. Well versed in communications, would be able to relate will with all in a respectful, understanding way. I can encourage all to present their concerns.


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Date: 12/12/16 To:

Nominating Committee for Consideration

Name: Donald J. Lowry

Address: 8241 Weatherford Ave UBL # 228048

Year Round Member?

Yes

X

No ___

Average Number of weeks you plan to be away from Brookridge each year? 2-3 Weeks Educational background: Graduated from University of Loyola, Chicago, majoring in Finance and Production management. Managed Departmental managers in Advertising Finance, Marketing and Sales for an Industry-leading manufacturer. Owned and successfully operated a distribution and service corporation of safety supplies for 23 years. Any special training: Was a trainer of Federal Department of Transportation licensed re-tester employees. Previously licensed to advise and consult on the Federal Congressional Registry. Special interests: History, Economics and Finance. Unit 2 Representative for 3 years. Served on the 2017 Brookridge Budget Committee. A member of the Appeals/Violation Review Committee.

What do you feel you can contribute to the community as a Board of Director? I would come in knowing it is the Board’s responsibility to insure the continued care and maintenance of the general grounds and public facilities. A responsibility to see that the General Manager has the required funds for his duties while maintaining a fiduciary responsibility to the Brookridge membership.

Date: 12/5/16 To:

Nominating Committee for Consideration

Name: Kenneth E. Sajdak

Address: 8151 Fortune Hunter Drive UBL # 476002

Year Round Member?

Yes

X

No ___

Average Number of weeks you plan to be away from Brookridge each year? 1

Educational background: Associates Degree (Business Administration) Bryant & Stratton – Buffalo NY 5/10/77 – 7/6/79; Erie Community College, Dept of Defense Contracting 101 & 102 Any special training: Computer Training – Windows Word/Excel/Works/Microsoft Project

Special interests: Outdoor Sports – Fishing, Golf, VFW Member

What do you feel you can contribute to the community as a Board of Director? I contribute sound leadership and managerial skills BCPO Director from 2012 – 2013 & 2015 – 2016 Secretary BCPO Finance & A/VRC Committee member 26 years Air Force Reserve 4 years Active Air Force 24 years as Federal Employee (QA) QA Specialist – Military & NASA Coordinated Defense Contracts 7 year Steelworker’s Steward


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Date: 12/12/2016 To:

Nominating Committee for Consideration

Name: Linda Smith

Address: 14763 Brookridge Blvd UBL # 112019

Year Round Member?

Yes

X

No ___

Average Number of weeks you plan to be away from Brookridge each year? 2 Educational background: High School Diploma Trade School Training – IBM Key Punch & Comptometer

Any special training: On Board of Directors of DuPont Federal Credit Union Worked for DuPont in office for 30 years Worked as Assistant Store Manager for Retail GAP, Banana Republic & Eddie Bauer

Special interests: Community Minded Enjoy working where needed & meeting people Enjoy doing Oil Painting & Spending time with Family & Friends What do you feel you can contribute to the community as a Board of Director? Current Member of A/VRC Committee Want to be involved in helping to make our community one to be proud of and helping my neighbors to meet their individual needs


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MINUTES

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 2017

Call to Order:

9:00 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 12/29/16. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present:

Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

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c. A letter dated 12/20/16 from Richard Hutchins, re: Richard’s Variety Music Jam MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO APPROVE THE FORMATION OF “RICHARD’S VARIETY MUSIC JAM” WHICH WILL REPLACE, “BOB, SHIRLEY & FRIENDS”, CONTINUING THE SAME RESERVATIONS FOR 2017. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. d. A letter dated 12/27/16 from Rich Stratton, Car Show Coordinator, re: Car Show MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO APPROVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE FOR THE MEN’S CLUB CAR SHOW ON APRIL 23RD, 2017. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO APPROVE REARRANGING MONITOR’S SCHEDULES TO ACCOMMODATE THE MEN’S CLUB CAR SHOW, IF Present: President Metcalf, 2nd Vice NEEDED, ON APRIL 23RD, 2017. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak & Director Ross e. A letter dated 12/28/16 from Ana P. Oliveira, Excused: 1st Vice President Starr Editor/Activity Coordinator, re: Brookridge Expo/Senior Information Day General Manager, Ray Geroux; MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO Security Captain, Greg Shubert; APPROVE THE BROOKRIDGE EXPO/SENIOR INFORMA20 member names were on the TION DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017. MOTION sign-in sheet. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Meeting was Broadcast on MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO CCTV Channel 95 APPROVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE FOR Member(s) video/audio taping THE BROOKRIDGE EXPO ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY meeting: 0 8, 2017 FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM. MOTION CARRIED UNANMember(s) audio taping IMOUSLY. (no video) meeting: 1 General Manager Report: Attached

a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of Unfinished Business: None 12/6/16 New Business: APPROVED AS WRITTEN a. New Hand Rails in front of the Clubhouse Correspondence: Secretary Sajdak read the following corre- MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO APPROVE HANDRAIL INSTALLATION WITH $1900 FROM spondences: CLUBHOUSE OPERATING FUNDS AND THE BALANCE a. A letter dated 12/12/16 from Mary Sweeney, Helping FROM FUNDS PROVIDED BY DONATIONS – TOTAL Hands President & Karen Doulin, Helping Hands Secretary, re: QUOTE IS $6379.35 INCLUDING COUNTY PERMIT AND INSTALLATION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Helping Hands Pancake Breakfast MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO b. 2017 Road Projects Public Bids REARRANGE MONITOR’S SCHEDULES TO ACCOMMODATE THE HELPING HANDS PANCAKE BREAKFAST ON MOTION BY MILLER, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO FEBRUARY 12, 2017. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. APPROVE PLACING ADVERTISING NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS FOR 2017 ROAD PROJECTS, PART A, MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO PART B & PART C. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. APPROVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE FOR THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST ON FEBRUARY 12, 2017. c. Vendor Rules & Responsibilities: Rules & Regulations, MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Article VIII b. A letter dated 12/20/16 from Cindy Leslie, re: POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 7, 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP Scrapbook/Craft Club MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO d. Honorary Wall Recipients APPROVE THE FORMATION OF THE SCRAPBOOK/CRAFT CLUB. MOTION CARRIED UNANI- MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT THE NOMINATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING MOUSLY. RECIPIENTS TO THE BROOKRIDGE HONORARY WALL:


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Brookridge • March 2017 CAROL BALISTRERI, KAREN KEATON, ERNIE PATTERSON AND DAVE CHANEY. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

2nd Vice President Miller – July 4th, 2017 falls on the Tuesday Board Meeting, so we will not be having a Board meeting on the 4th. The BCPO Workshop Meeting will instead, be held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

Director Ross – If you’re looking for fun and games, we’re still looking for some Unit Reps. They have a great time meeting people and assist in the community. This is a good way of giving back. If you or someone you know may be interested, come to the Administration office for more details. Treasurer Basteri – This community has a lot to offer residents. We want to encourage our clubs to become part of the Expo.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Richard Hutchins #6 (Club Donations), Jesse Sawyer #2 (Food Handling), Gail Metcalf #6 (Food Handling Certification & Traffic Awareness), Jim Snyder #2 (Crime Watch) & Rosemary Basteri #4 (Handicap Awareness) MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 10:15 AM

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

MINUTES

{Minutes subject to BCPO Board approval on February 7, 2017}

BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2016

Call to Order:

7:02 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the Clubhouse, Administration office bulletin boards, TV channel and Website on 1/13/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present:

President Metcalf, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak & Director Ross. Director Excused: 1st Vice President Starr. PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED. General Manager, Ray Geroux Excused: Security Captain, Greg


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Taping Notice:

Shubert 45 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: 0

Approval of Minutes: a. Approval of the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meeting on 12/21/16. STANDS APPROVED AS WRITTEN.

Correspondence: Correspondence read by Board Secretary Sajdak: a. A letter dated 1/6/17 from Linda Smith, re: A/VRC Resignation MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT LINDA SMITH’S A/VRC RESIGNATION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. b. A letter dated 1/9/17 from Rosemary Basteri, Drama Club Publicity Director, re: Drama Club Production. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT GUESTS AND NON-RESIDENTS TO THE DRAMA CLUB PRODUCTION ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 7PM AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT 3PM. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. c. A letter dated 1/10/17 from Linda Smith, Singles Group Chairperson, re: Singles Group. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO APPROVE THE FORMATION OF THE SINGLES GROUP. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Treasurer’s Report: Attached

General Manager Report: Attached Security Crime Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None

New Business: a. Sealed Bid Sale of Vacant Lots: 9126 Salisbury Drive UBL 478018 14312 Montclair Drive UBL 450020 14107 Delsilver Drive UBL 478008

Vacant lots with no bids will be re-advertized at a future date. MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT A BID FROM PAUL LODS FOR UBL# 478018, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1200.00 FOR 9126 SALISBURY DRIVE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

b. A/VRC Case # 4449 (14930 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4449 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE 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


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

c. A/VRC Case # 4532 (14260 Edgeknoll St) Weeds growing in gutters, Case # 4484 (14316 Sandhurst St) Clutter in carport, weeds in gutters, hole in siding, Case # 4124 (8150 Modena Ave) Unregistered motor vehicle in carport: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4532, 4484 & 4124 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 OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. d. A/VRC Case # 4430 (15078 Brookridge Blvd) Uninhabitable home removed, fence & raised concrete porch must be removed: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE # 4430 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS UNTIL 1/18/17 TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE. IF COMPLIANCE IS NOT MET BY 1/18/17, A FINE OF $25 PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

e. A/VRC Case # 4595 (7336 Brookridge Blvd) Three dogs at residence per report of live in: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4595 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE FLAT $25 FINE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO 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

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f. A/VRC Case # 4530 (8006 Montrose Ave) Offensive language directed to BCPO Office Employee: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4530 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER OCCURANCE AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. g. A/VRC Case # 4596 (7336 Brookridge Blvd) Unregistered Occupant at home: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE # 4596 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS UNTIL 1/18/17 TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE. IF COMPLIANCE IS NOT MET BY

Brookridge • March 2017 1/18/17, A FINE OF $100 PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. h. A/VRC Case # 4534 (7150 Fitapatrick Ave), Lease expired for tenant: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4534 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE FLAT $25 FINE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO 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


Brookridge • March 2017 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.

i. A/VRC Case # 4475 (9023 Dickens Ave) Unregistered guest in home more than 30 days; Current occupant over 18: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4475 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. j. A/VRC Case # 4522 (9385 Scepter Ave) Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4522 THAT A FINE OF $50 PER OCCURANCE AND 30 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. k. A/VRC Case # 4521 (8452 Mohican Ave) Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4521 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. l. A/VRC Case # 4517 (7156 Fitzpatrick Ave) Vehicle parked on lawn – right side of driveway, Case # 4547 (9951 Scepter Ave) Speeding, Case # 4544 (14822 Brookridge Blvd)

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Speeding, Case # 4543 (14240 Adair St) Speeding, Case # 4554 (8495 Fleetway Ave) Speeding, Case # 4583 (9038 Dickens Ave) Speeding, Case # 4584 (15627 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding, Case # 4585 (15466 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding, Case # 4587 (9205 Admiral St) Speeding, Case # 4520 (8162 Weatherford Ave) Speeding, Case # 4545 (9232 Salisbury Drive) Speeding, Case # 4562 (14580 Rialto Ave) Speeding, Case # 4570 (16113 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding, Case # 4588 (8169 Weatherford Ave) Speeding, Case # 4586 (14330 Montclair Dr) Speeding & Case # 4546 (7339 Devine Ave) Speeding:

MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4517, 4547, 4544, 4543, 4554, 4583, 4584, 4585, 4587, 4520, 4545, 4562, 4570, 4588, 4586 & 4546 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

President Metcalf – Laser gun. Please be considerate when driving. Speed limits do not go over 30 mph and in some places its 25 and 30 MPH.

2nd Vice President Miller – Reminded membership about Expo on 2/8/17, Volunteer Breakfast on 3/28/17 and Pancake Breakfast 2/12/17. Secretary Sajdak – RV Compound Annual Meeting went well. We also need people to be on the A/VRC Committee.

Director Ross – We are still looking for new Unit Reps. If you know someone that would be interested please come to the Administration office or see me. Report on Speeding.

Member Comments (no motions or consensus will be considered) Jackie McCabe #6 (Need Volunteers for Expo) & Charlene Forsythe #3 (ACC Ruling & Appeal Process) Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Transcribed by D. Steinmetz, BCPO Executive/Recording Secretary SUBMITTED BY: BCPO BOARD SECRETARY KENNETH SAJDAK [Minutes subject to approval at the 2/15/17 meeting]


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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.

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March 20 is the date of the Vernal Equinox, the time of year when the earth is mid-way in its orbit between Aphelion and Perihelion. Folk lore claims an egg can be easily balanced on its tip during the equinox. Have you tried it?

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

Upcoming Astronomical Events

March 20—7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D March 24—7:43PM Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd. For more information about our club, call David Bahr at 352610-0464.

By Philip Rastocny

The earth has an elliptical orbit around the sun and in June, it is at Aphelion or furthest away from the sun; in December, it is at Perihelion or closest to the sun.

This may seem opposite of what you may surmise [closer to a fire is warmer, right?]. But remember, the earth is tipped 23.5°; it points toward the sun in summer and away in winter. Even though the earth is closer to the sun in winter, the days are much shorter because of this tilt and less heat reaches the ground.


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MARCH 2017

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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2 am am am pm

Crime Watch CERT RV Compound Mtg. Honorary Wall

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

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Sunday Church Beautification Luncheon/Auction

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6:55pm

All Stars Ent.

19:00 am

8 Board of Directors WORKSHOP

13 Sunday Church Single Mingle Ice Cream Social

14 ACC Meeting Garden Club Mtg.

9:00 am 9:00 am 6:30 pm

Unit Rep Mtg. Mid West Ticket Sales Woman’s Club Bingo

9:00 am 3:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

6:00 pm 7:00 pm

21 Bob & Shirley Gospel Astronomy Club

27 Sunday Church Music Aires Spring Concert

7:00 pm

ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME

6:30 pm

22

9:00 am 7:00 pm

Trash Pick-Up

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Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

28 ACC Meeting Northeast Club Mtg.

9:00 am 6:30 pm

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Woman’s Club Bingo

Trash Pick-Up

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VRC Meeting

9:00 am 9:00 am 1:00 pm

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18:30 am

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9:00 am

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Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

SPRING FORWARD

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10:00

Mid West Ticket Sales Woman’s Club Bingo

Trash Pick-Up

9:00 am 6:00 pm

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ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME 9:00 am 6:30 pm

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3:00 pm

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FRIDAY

3 am

Beautification Committee Safety Committee

am

8:00 am 5:45 pm

SATURDAY

4 AARP Tax Aide BCPO Bingo

7:30 pm

Social Dance

rash Pick-Up

10 Brookridge Ent.

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8:00 am 5:45 pm

11 AARP Tax Aide BCPO Bingo

8:00 am 9:00 am 6:30 pm

Spring Garage Sale AARP Drivers Course Good Times Line Dance

Trash Pick-Up

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8:00 am 5:45 pm

18 AARP Tax Aide BCPO Bingo

9:00 am 5:30 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Woman’s Club Bingo Bash Midwest/St. Patty Pot Luck

Trash Pick-Up

3

24 8:00 am 5:45 pm

25 AARP Tax Aide BCPO Bingo

3:30 pm

BCCGA Tournament

rash Pick-Up

0 Brookridge on Review Ticket Sales

31 8:00 am 5:45 pm

AARP Tax Aide BCPO Bingo

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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By Judy Howard

Great turnout for the Snowball Tea that was held on January 31st. Again, Crafty Stitchers would like to thank the community for coming and enjoying the food made by the members.

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come but He disappointed them because He came like a Lamb for slaughter! Why, because God had a plan for the salvation of all mankind. A free gift is waiting, not just for a nation but for the whole world. Have you received God’s gift? Do you have any questions about this message? Our Wednesday Evening Bible Study is a year round class. Meetings begin at 6PM in the clubhouse room C. If March will be your last month with us until Fall, please come out for a visit before you go and then return when you get back.

This month we should be studying in Timothy. Linda and Bill Hartman co-chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje. Our study consists of reading 1 chapter in the Bible, commentary of the The lucky winners were: chapter, and discussions which include answering your quesDoor Prize of a Lap Quilt - Kat - 50/50 Drawing worth $80 - tions. This is a non-denominational study taken from God’s Peg Christie, - Handmade Bunny - Mary Akers, - Three Raffle Word. You may contact Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or EBaskets with Kitchen Theme - Judy Cope, Babe Rice, & Joan mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com Lomax. A Bible story you may wish to know: Romans 5:1-21 (KJV) (1) If you are new to the community and would like to get involved, Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God please join us on Tuesday as we have a great time socializing through our Lord Jesus Christ: (2) By whom also we have as well as making items for the craft fair. We are always look- access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in ing for new ideas for craft items. Do you have a craft that you hope of the glory of God. … (6) For when we were yet without would be willing to show us how to make? How about coming strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. … (8) But God to talk to us on any Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 and you can commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. … (15) But not as the offence, so also check out our supply room for items that can be used. is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by group. We try to find a use for everything. If you have items to one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. … (21) donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday mornings or That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign call our President to arrange a convenient time. If you have any through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207- Lord. 841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us. With the money that is raised from the craft fair, Crafty Stitchers buys items that the clubhouse puts on their wish list to maintain and upkeep things at the clubhouse. Watch in the future of items that we have purchased to benefit the community. Crafty Stitchers had a display at the Senior Expo held on February 8th and this was their table with examples of items done by members.

By William Hartman

It is said of the month of March – “In like a Lion out like a Lamb.” There once was a nation that waited for their Messiah to come as a Lion with power and authority. Their Messiah did


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By Carole Levesque

The holiday season is still going strong. There’s so many celebrations at our Club House! The Expo was a great success! Thanks Ana! We did have an exhibit there and if all those who said they would join, do, we will need more room to expand into the south hall!

Again Class starts at 8:30 am and runs to 9:30 am. There is no charge for your first time after that it’s fifty cents. Weights and Mats are available for your use during the session. We start with low-impact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights, either mats or chairs and a circle for balance.

Remember March 1st at one pm our leader Karen Keaton’s name will be added to the Honorary Wall. Try to be there.

By Kat Durham

Our speaker for March will be Lily Browning with an informative talk on invasive plants or what NOT to plant in your garden or on your property. Some garden centers do sell some of these invasive plants and trees so this something of interest to anyone living and planting anything in Florida.

Our March 13th meeting will take place in the clubhouse at 1 pm. Our meeting are always the second Monday of the month through May. New members and visitors are always welcome. Meetings are casual and friendly with a very short business meeting after our speaker, ending with refreshments and socializing. If you have any questions, requests or suggestions, please call Maryann Blatt at 352-596-9562 or Kat Durham at 352596-5430. We hope to see you there!!

By Karen Doulin

Our office complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-352-600-4803 (TTY: 1-352-600-4803). ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-352-600-4803 (TTY: 1-352-600-4803).

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 every second Thursday. There are lots of jobs, not just sewing. We have all supplies; just bring your desire. Thank you Brookridge for such donations of gently used, colored sheets, good used blankets, good used or new twin


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sheet sets and toiletries you pick up at motels. Greatly needed is new cotton left over fabric pieces with kid friendly prints for our Linus Project quilts. Delivered to our charities in February: Hospice: 16 gowns, 4 pair of decubitus prevention boots. Tangerine Cove ALF: 6 walker totes, toiletries, and 30 bibs. Youth Center: twin sheets and toiletries.

By Pastor Ken Weidman

How can people be happy in a dark world? The Bible says, "Blessed (Happy) is he whose transgression is forgiven -" Psalm 32:1 - This & other verses show that a basis of happiness is forgiveness. Paul said of David, in Romans 4:6,7, after repenting of his sins, repeated Psalm 32:1.

Some Christians claim Perfectionism, an old Gnostic heresy, "that the soul has been set free from one's sinful flesh "But there are key words in John's writings, which are "continuous." Christ's Blood will continuously "cleanse us from all sin" I John 1:7 - "IF walk in the light (His Word) we have fellowship with Him" - Verses 8 & 10 say, "we lie" if we say "we have no sin - that the truth - and his word not in us." John 1:9 "IF we confess our sins (specifically, to Him, agreeing with God about them, which is a repentance -request for:) He "will forgive us of our sins, --" This, to Jesus personally, as our Great High Priest. Are we Blessed & Happy? We have service Sundays, 9am, Room D, clubhouse.

By Sharon Baines

This club is for beginner and intermediate acrylic decorative painters. We meet in the club house in room E the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm from January to March. The 2017 classes will be held on March 8 and 22. The cost of the class instruction fee of $5 is charged to cover the cost of supplies provided. Bring your own brushes and surface to paint on if not offered by the instructor, prepped and ready to paint. Seating is limited so please contact Sharon Baines at 717818-4728 to reserve your seat for EVERY class. PLEASE DO NOT wear perfume to class due to respiratory problems with instructor.

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By Doris Rossi

March is here already with the season of Winter-"Spring on the 20th" we had some cold windy days and now we're looking forward to the warm days. Our Club House is very comfortable. We offer three different classes, to enjoy! It's great for your memory and provides a great mental and physical workout. Please join us for a invigorating time line dancing! Whether you live in Brookridge or not, everyone is welcome.

Our teacher, Marilyn is our wonderful instructor as she is patient and helpful when she shows you the dance steps and routine. Hours and prices are: Tuesday is a low intermediate Class, 11:00AM-1:00PM @ $6.00, Thursday is a beginner Class 9:00-10:00AM @ $3.00 and a high Beginner/Improver Class, 10:15-11:15 @ $3.00 Many of our students enjoy attending the Good Times Line Dance Social, If you would like to know more about the "Good Times Line Dance Social" call Norma Rankin at 352-397-6088.

By Tom Di Gregorio

In last month’s article I forgot to mention one more founding member of Brookridge Men’s Association, Maynard Morrison who was the first Secretary the second President, thank you Maynard for your contribution to the success of our Club. We have a wonderful year planned for all our neighbors and will be starting it off with the 2nd Annual Car Show. Get ready for a bigger and better show on April 23 from 9 to 2. More Cars clubs, means more cars. Don’t miss this year’s show.

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.


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By Pam Ross

Midwest Club St. Patrick's Day Pot Luck Dinner and Dance Sat. March 18, 2017 5:30 to 9:30 pm Brookridge Club House Tickets $7.00 PER PERSON ALL ARE WELCOME Tickets on sale March 7, 9 & 14 ROOM C

Dates 3/13/17

By Lucy Van Liew

Lunch, etc. Chili’s on Rt. 50 at 3:00 PM

Our March meeting will be on March 27, 2017 at 7 PM. We will be looking at a video by comedian Charlie Crose. We have seen other videos by this comedian and have always had a good laugh. I’m sure this new video will make us laugh.

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 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.

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By Chris Robart

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.

By Susie Hecker

8:30 - 9:10 A.M. Tuesdays and Wednesdays * NOW ADDING Classes Mondays and Thursdays until March 7th 2017 As long as the outside temperature is 50 degrees or higher we will have our class. The water temperature is generally between 83 and 85 degrees. Hope to see you there

By Carolyn McGuire

Changing the starting time for the Class is a great success! We’ve doubled our members! Losing excess weight is not an easy task. Instead of losing weight, we like to GET RID OF IT. We all have bad days, but with the support of our fellow weight control members, it does make it easier and we do need the support of each other. Come and join us on Monday morning at NINE. Everyone is welcome. “ NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN FEELS.”


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This is our last show and we hope we were able to bring to all a very enjoyable season. By Jane Mulvaney & Linda Rodgers

OLD GUYS RULE – APRIL 3, 2017 Let’s meet the stars of “Old Guys Rule”.

Ted Holum - He brings animated style of comedy to you from around the world for some best clean adult comedy. He has been on several T.V. shows such as the Tonight Show, PBS Comedy Special and more.

Peter Hefty - One of the best comedy Ventriloquist today. He and “Justin” have shared the same stage with Jay Leno, Sinbad, Howie Mandel, Jerry Lewis and many more. He was also at the Hard Rock in Tampa.

Gene Merola - “ A master of rapid fire one liners” claimed Las Vegas Today. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel touted: “Merola is a real pro when it comes to working an audience.” He has played some of the finest venues in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Aspen, Cape Cod and Fort Lauderdale. He has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, and a host of others. The doors open at 6:00PM and the show starts at 6:55PM. Tickets are $6.00 at the door. “Share the Wealth” tickets are $3.00 for 9 tickets and $5.00 for 18 tickets. All winners are guaranteed $20.00 or more depending on amount of money collected. A $50.00 ticket will be sold for the night.

Wishing all a very happy and healthy summer and looking forward to seeing you in the Fall.


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Norma Rankin

Our next dance is Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 7:00-10:00 PM, in the Big Hall! “St. Patrick’s Day” is the theme!! At Large will be playing and green will be the predominant color!! Spread The Wealth tickets will be available until 7:15, then we’ll have one “go around” at the 8:00 Intermission! Drawing will be at the second Intermission, at 9:00! Coffee and ice are available all evening and feel free to bring whatever snacks you would like.

By Jackie Bolt

Into March already, doesn't seem possible. Hoping everyone is doing well. We at Friday Night Bingo are doing well also. We have had an amazing turnout. If anyone is interested in joining us for a night of Bingo, please, come on up. It is a way to meet new people and form new friendships. Or maybe you would be interested in joining the team and maybe working the Floor or the Tables or in the Kitchen. We are always in need of Volunteers. All are welcomed.

Members: If for any reason, you are unable to attend a We would like to wish all our Irish friends a very nice St. Patrick dance, please take a couple minutes and call Dottie at 597- Day. Also to our non Irish friends. Have a great day. 0723, and she can see that someone else can take your seat {s} We are just about a “sold out house” and hate to see empty seats, so please, be a good neighbor and let Dot know if you’re unable to attend. All it takes is a quick phone call; and we thank you early, for your thoughtfulness!

Reminder: This Dance kicks off the season for 2017- 2018. By Phoebe Barker Remember, our dances will now be from 7:00 – 10:00 PM! So, don’t be late!! You are in for a treat Monday March 20th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The GOSPEL MUSIC JUBILEE will be featuring Next months dance: Saturday, April 1st. “Spring” is the Brother Leonard and the HILL-BILLY Band. We will also theme; dress however you feel comfortable! The Fantastics have our Gospel Jubilee Singers leading us in sing-a-longs. will be playing! You’ll love them! ~Be Proud and Fly Your Flag~

This is a free event full of encouraging and uplifting messages as we relay the Good New Gospel in song. Come join us. You will be glad you did. For more information, contact Ben or Phoebe at 352-2934814.

By Rosemary Basteri

The Musicaires presents our Spring Concert " A Tribute to Broadway Composers" on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 P.M. We are featuring songs from "The Sound of Music" , "Carousel"," South Pacific", "Oklahoma" , "The King and I", "My Fair Lady", "The Music Man", etc. This performance will be an audience participation community songfest. Come join us, singing on-key, off key, or no key it won't matter as long as you have fun! Refreshments will be served after the concert. A Free will donation would be greatly appreciated to support future programs.

For information call Sandy (352) 556-3428 or Rosemary (352) 200-5697.

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. Unfortunately, due to the clubhouse being already booked for St. Patrick’s Day, there will NOT be a jam in March. Our next event will be Saturday, April 22nd. If you have any questions or want more information, I can be reached at 352-600-9250.


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By Norma Rankin

Our next Social is Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 6:30-9:30 PM, @ $5, at the door . Dj Dave Richardson will be playing. Bring own beverage, snacks and ice, if needed. There is a ‘Spread The Wealth,’ if you wish to participate. (9 tickets $3 or 18 for $5.)

This is a Social only, no lessons, but we may do select “one walls” to titillate your memory! And of course, there are always instructors on the floor to give aid, if needed! DJ Dave will play requests, if he has time, but remember, he does have a Playlist and he plays what Marilyn has taught in our classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so there will be something for everyone! ‘Need more Info? e-mail me at nerbrook@tampabay.rr.com or call (352) 3976088 .......Norma Pray For Our Military That Are Serving in Foreign Lands * Honor Them by Flying Your Flag * God Bless America


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By Ron Butz

Thwack … thunk … zing !!! Whatre those strange, rather inviting sounds coming from the Brookridge court area ? If you play the game of pickleball these sounds are music to your ears. Pickleball is a game played with a paddle tennis like racquet, waffle like ball, tennis like net, played on a smaller tennis like court. I hope you noticed the “like” in each description because that is how you will feel once you experience this sport. So if you haven’t played pickleball, do yourself a favor and check it out.

But beware, the game of pickleball can not only be a great workout but is soooo much fun it should be considered highly addictive … in a t-riffic sort of way. Pickleball is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 AM. at the Brookridge tennis/pickleball courts. Hope to see you there.

By Rosanne Solomon

President: Vic Garritano Vice President : Denis Burgess Treasurer: Lorn Woolner Secretary: Rosanne Solomon

Shuffleboard is going great! We've had really great turnouts with a great group of people. We play on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2:00 pm for a nickel a game. We ask everyone to come early so we get set up. Anyone interested in playing is welcome.

By Bea Mitchell

Our deepest sympathy to Ray & Marilyn Duffek who recently lost their Son. Since the last report, we had another hole in one by Helene Creighton on #15 and an eagle by Lorna Trembley on #6.

Welcome to our new members: Sheila Aston, Diane Huysmans & Jan Ceaser. Our brown bag/charity golf will be held on April 4th--Our Charity support this year will be to Hernando Special Olympics. Two of their representatives will be present at the luncheon.

The Awards Banquet will be held on April 11th. Next executive meeting is on March 6th. Next general meeting is on March 13th, please attend, we had over 40 Ladies present at our last general meeting.


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Boutique of Hope

The Boutique of Hope is MARCHING forward helping more cancer victims and survivors than ever. Open Tues. and Wed. from 10-2 and ready to help you and provide the things you need to look and feel better. Located on US 19, near the Golden Corral and right next to Jericho Road Thrift Shop, we have wigs, hats, turbans, scarves and bras all FREE. So please, MARCH in and let us serve you. Need more volunteers, call Claire at 428-4143 to help.


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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*


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