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BOD WORKSHOP

BOARD MEETING Wednesday, April 18th - 6 P.M.

Tuesday, April 3rd - 9 A.M.

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APRIL 2018 SPECIAL EVENTS

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Apr. 4 Apr. 4 Apr. 4 Apr. 5 Apr.5 Apr. 5 April 6

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Apr. 7 Apr. 8

Apr. 9

Apr. 10 Apr. 10 Apr. 11

Allstars Entertainment Board of Directors Workshop All Members Welcome Women’s Association Bingo Also on 10, 17, 24 Richard’s Variety Music Jam Crime Watch CERT Beautification Comm. Meeting Safety Comm. Meeting Men’s 18 Hole Golf Banquet AARP Tax Aide Also on 13 BCPO Bingo Also on 13, 20, 27 Social Dance Singles Mingle Also on 22 ACC Meeting Also on 23 Ladies 18 Hole Golf Awards Unit Rep. Meeting VRC Meeting

6:55 PM 9:00 AM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 8:45 AM 5:45 PM

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

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

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Apr.21 Apr. 28

RV Compound Semi-Ann. Mtg. Brookridge Entertainment AARP Safe Drivers Class Good Times Line Dance Social Community of Christ Church Gospel Jubilee Board of Directors Meeting All Members Welcome Men’s Association Fish Fry Dream Team

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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11:00 AM 6:30 PM

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“News & Views” Guidelines

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

1. The editor reserves the right to select letters for publication and to edit for grammar, style and length, while making efforts to preserve the core of the letter.

2. All articles must be 200 words or less, typed upper and lower case; not all caps, dated and signed by the writer, with their telephone number. (Short personal notices of Thanks, Condolences, etc. will be accepted, if they are printed legibly, easily readable and signed.)

3. The Deadline for all articles in 2018 will be 2:00 pm on January 11th, February 8th, March 8th , April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th- For the following months edition.

4. All articles must be submitted each month for the following month. No articles will automatically be re-run. All questions regarding the above should be directed to the BCPO Editor at 5961112.

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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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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

FAXING FEES EFFECTIVE 03/2018 BCPO Fax Number (352) 597-8174 OUTGOING FAXES & INCOMING FAXES $1.00 Each Page

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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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2018 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 April Tuesday, April 3 Wednesday, April 18 May Tuesday, May 1 Wednesday, May 16

June Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 20 July Tuesday, July 3 Wednesday, July, 18

August Tuesday, August 7 Wednesday, August 15

2018

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

November Tuesday, November 6 Wednesday, November 21 December Tuesday, December 4 Wednesday, December 19

Managers Report By Ray Geroux

Brookridge is District 3 and our County Commissioner is John Allocco, (352) 754-4000, they approved and are responsible for the Republic Sanitation vendor contract approved in 2017 for 7 years. If you desire a new contractor only Hernando County Commissioners can make the change.

Our paving is approved and is scheduled to begin April 30th. The North Hall bathroom remodeling is also approved and will be completed this summer, schedule to be announced when permitting is completed.

If you are leaving this month please be sure to update your emergency notification cards, key holder names, email address and secure your home for hurricane season and we will see you in the fall, safe travels.

President’s Desk Happy April to All!

by Gail Metcalf

Let me start this report by stating that I must write this before our election on March 21. Therefore, I cannot congratulate our new Board members; we do not know the outcome of the amendment votes, or whether or not I am still your President. That said…

We are starting to see our Seasonal neighbors leaving for the summer. Pretty soon it will be a little quieter around the Community. We continue to enjoy our Florida spring weather. Please observe the walkers and dogs on the roadways. And, please, walkers walk against the flow of traffic so that you will see the vehicles coming. This is for your safety.

We are unhappy to note that a few of our neighborhoods are going through some hard times. Please know that we are work-

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ing diligently with the Sheriff’s department, animal control in some instances, and our attorney. We take these issues very seriously; unfortunately, we must expend funds to help all our residents enjoy their retirement in peace. This is what we all came to Brookridge to do.

We continue to ask that you do not approach anyone who is violating our governing documents or the law; this includes multiple dogs and unleashed dogs. Please take a picture or video with your phone and bring it to the office, then we can transfer them directly to our attorney as continuing evidence. You will not be called or asked to testify as a picture tells the whole story. We are doing whatever possible to evict those who continue to reside here in violation of our documents and our tranquility.

I am happy to meet with anyone who has any questions regarding a neighborhood issue. Please help us to help you. We continue to keep you informed by email. If you have not signed up, you are missing important helpful information of the happenings in Brookridge. Please go to the office and give Vivian your email address. It takes two minutes.

Security Captains Report By Greg Schubert

Hurricane season is almost here. Last year we were very lucky but 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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RV Compound By Jim Snyder

The RV Compound is almost full; we have been working to keep it clean. Our Maintenance Crew picked up some wood, pallets and wheel covers—Thank you guys!! We have put in a purchase order for 3 poles and 6 LED lights for the right side of the center road. They may be in place by our meeting on April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am in the clubhouse. Please let’s have a good attendance so you will know the facts on compound expenses. We are doing well with donations, thanks to all who have helped. If you have not contributed, please do so we can continue to improve the RV Compound.

Thanks to all the volunteers who help with the walk through. We could use a few more people to help. Any question, call Jim Snyder at 352-596-1804.

Crime Watch By Betty Roberts

OUR MOTTO: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT.

Our meeting will be held on April 4th 2018 in Room D at the clubhouse, at 9:00am.

Please remember to lock your car doors, windows, sheds. Take your keys out of your golf cart.

Please be aware of walkers at night and people riding bikes. Walkers should light color clothing and use a flashlight. Bikes should have a light also.

Remember if you see something say something.

POOL HOURS

MONDAY-SATURDAY 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daylight Savings Time (Summer & Fall) 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Standard Time (Winter & Spring)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daylight Savings Time 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Standard Time


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EXPO UPDATE

I would like to THANK: Brookridge Residents, BCPO Office Staff, Clubhouse Monitors, Board of Directors, the EXPO Committee, Volunteers and my family for all the hard work and long hours spent before and during the EXPO. I could not have done it without all your support and help.

We had 50 vendors and 22 clubs participate, who supplied wonderful door prizes and/or silent auction items.

During the day we had: 15 Blood Donations, 26 Hearing Tests, 10 Eye Exams and 200+ pairs of glasses were donated.

I am already looking forward to the 2019 EXPO, which will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

AGAIN, THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED, PARTICIPATED AND/OR VOLUNTEERED!!!! Patrona R. Turman Editor/Comm. Act. Coord.

PAVING UPDATE

Paving this year will begin on or about Monday, April 30th.

Please edge your grass to avoid overlay of asphalt on grass. If you head north for the summer please do this now. Our security dept. will help with traffic control and detour signs.

Brookridge or the vendor are not responsible for driveways that are damaged or stained if you or your guests drive over the asphalt and then on to your driveway.

Roads are usually safe to drive on after two hours of overlay but if you have custom painted driveways you assume all responsibility to determine when you can drive on it.

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2018

Call to Order:

9:00 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the Clubhouse, Administration office bulletin boards & TV Channel on 2/2/18. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice: Approval of Minutes:

President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Ross, Director Smith & Director Lowry. PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Schubert 16 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 1/2/18. STANDS APPROVED AS AMENDED. Correspondence: None

General Manager Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None

New Business: a. Annual Meeting Mailing over $2000: MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY SAJDAK TO APPROVE MESSNER PRINTING OF THE 2018 ANNUAL MAILING FOR $3218.16 AND WAIVE THE 3 BID RULE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. b, c, d & e: A/VRC Case # 5647 (14808 Rialto Ave) Speeding 41 mph, Case # 5616 (9433 Scepter Ave) Speeding 36 mph, Case # 5641 (14347 Rialto Ave) Speeding (36 mph) & Case # 5699 (15205 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding 38mph: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO UPHOLD THE LISTED FINES & SUSPENSIONS AS CASE# 5647, 5616, 5641 & 5699 WAIVED THEIR HEARING AND PAID THEIR FINES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Consensus by Board: f: A consensus has been approved by the Board of Directors to approve the Brookridge Men’s Association dinner on February 24th, 2018 and allow the general public to attend.


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Brookridge • April 2018 Report of Directors: Committee Reports/Projects (no motions or consensus will be considered)

Treasurer Basteri – Social Dance Group board has agreed to stay on for the next 2 years. A five piece band played on Saturday night. A resident had inappropriate behavior at the dance by confronting President, Rich Stratton. He was then ejected from the Clubhouse by President Stratton. In our Governing Documents it states that the President of the board of any club can ask the disruptive resident to leave. It was made clear that this resident was not allowed back to any Social Club dance.

President Metcalf – We had another altercation with Ms. Vivian at the front desk a couple weeks ago involving a nonresident. In our Governing Documents it states that any resident that demonstrates harassment or abuse will be fined $100 per occurrence and a 60 day suspension of privileges. Please be respectful to Vivian. Also, if we did not have a Beautification Committee, we would have to hire a contractor. Thank you to the Beautification Committee for all your hard work.

Director Smith – Beautification Committee is looking for new volunteers. If you’re interested, please call Ed Baines. They are having a card party/luncheon on Sunday, March 11th from 11am to 4pm @ $10 per ticket. The Singles Club currently has about 100 members. This is not a dating club, only a club for singles to meet other singles.

Secretary Ross – We are continuing to look for Unit Representatives. Please contact Peggy Christie, our Unit Rep Chairperson, if you are interested. In the last 2 years, the Unit Reps have visited over 252 new families that have moved into Brookridge.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Gail Metcalf #6 (Leo Benoit, trusting staff. Auditor will be at next Wednesday meeting. Deed Restriction Changes. Will have Town Meeting video will come.), Ken Sajdak #4 (Cooking at Pancake Breakfast), Ron Ross #6 (Has tickets for Expo @ $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets for the TV and antenna. Ballots go in addressed envelope.), Linda Smith #1 (Singles Group is doing cake & ice cream at 6pm on 2/11/18 at the Clubhouse. Dog races. Fun Activities. Bowling every week.) Rosemary Basteri #4 (Jack Climo & Don Nickel passed away.) Patrona Turman #3 (EXPO is March 7 from 10am – 2pm), Marge Roloff #4 (Lyla Harvey broke her arm falling.) & Gary Owens # 3 (Deed Restrictions are posted in N&V.)

MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Meeting Adjourned at 9:37 a.m. Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Executive Recording Secretary Submitted by: BCPO BOARD SECRETARY RON ROSS {Minutes subject to approval at the 3/6/18 meeting}


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Brookridge • April 2018 BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Call to Order:

7:01 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the Clubhouse, Administration office bulletin boards, TV channel and Website on 2/16/18. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Ross, Director Smith & Director Lowry. PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED

General Manager, Ray Geroux & Security Captain, Greg Schubert 45 member names were on the sign-in sheet Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 & 732 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

a. Approval of Minutes of the Board of Director’s Meeting of 01/17/2018: STANDS APPROVED AS WRITTEN Correspondence: None

General Manager Report: Attached

Treasurer’s Report: Attached

Unfinished Business: Ratify Board Consensus allowing General Public to attend the Men’s Association Dinner on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3 pm

New Business: a. 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 STARR, TO APPROVE THE LISTED ACCOUNT NUMBER(S) 450011,614005,639021 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. Unit Rep Appointment: MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO


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APPOINT LUCILLE DEGUIRE AS A UNIT REPRESENTATIVE FOR UNIT #4. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

c. A/VRC Case# 5752 (9415 Scepter Ave) Speeding (36 mph): MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO UPHOLD THE LISTED FINES & SUSPENSIONS AS CASE# 5752 WAIVED THEIR HEARING AND PAID THEIR FINES. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

d. A/VRC Case # 5671 (14316 Sandhurst Ave) Window covered with plywood: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5671 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED, CASE CLOSED, NO FINES, SUSPENSION OR 12-MONTH PROBATION.

e. f. A/VRC Case # 5640, (8164 Fortune Hunter Drive) Background Check Required and Case # 5707 (15639 Brookridge Blvd): MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY SMITH, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5640 & CASE# 5707 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $100 FINE AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. g. h. A/VRC Case # 5686, (9582 Scepter Ave) Unregistered Occupant and Case # 5658 (8486 Fleetway Ave) Unregistered Occupant: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5686 & CASE# 5658. TO IMPOSE A $100 FINE PER DAY AND A 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES. 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.

i. A/VRC Case# 5711 (14205 Edmonds St) Male Resident urinating outside of home: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5711 THAT A FINE OF $100 PER OCCURANCE AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE

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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. BASTERI ABSTAINED FROM VOTE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

j. k. l. m. A/VRC Case # 5652 (14239 Rialto Ave) Boat Parked on Lot beyond allowable time, Case# 5709 (9232 Salisbury Dr) Commercial vehicle parked overnight, Case# 5710 (14205 Edmonds St) Dogs running loose- dogs feces not cleaned up, Case# 5674 (15255 Brookridge Blvd) Utility Trailer in unscreened carport. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY SMITH, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5652, 5709, 5710 AND CASE# 5674 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.

n. o. p. q. r. A/VRC Case # 5718 (9330 Salisbury Dr) Dirt/Mold on House, Case# 5714 (14084 Brookridge Blvd) debris from hurricane still on property, Case# 5675 (15255 Brookridge Blvd) Clutter in screen room, Case#5670 (14316 Sandhurst St) Utility trailer parked behind house, Case# 5684 (14278 Rialto Ave) Clutter in carport and screen room: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5718, 5714, 5675,5670 and case# 5684 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. s. t. u. v. w. y. z. zz A/VRC Case# 5716, #5717, 5719 & 5720 (9330 Salisbury Dr.) Empty Flower pots, watering cans containers, clutter, trash, debris throughout the property, overgrown trees, shrubs & bushes, tree limbs branches, twigs, leaves; Case# 5712 (8504 Fleetway Ave) fire damage from 10/17/17 not repaired, Case# 5580 (8399 Central Ave) overgrown trees, shrubs, weeds, dirt/mold; Case#5715 & Case #5713 (14084 Brookridge Blvd) Damage from Hurricane Irma not repaired, expired vehicle registration (May 2017); MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY BASTERI, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5716, 5717, 5719, 5720, 5712, 5580, 5715 AND CASE# 5713 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 COM-


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PLIANCE, 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.

x. A/VRC Case # 5657 (9260 Admiral St) New Home Installation not completed in 120 days: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY LOWRY, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 5657, 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. BRIEF DISCUSSION BY SAJDAK MOTION AMMENDED BY SAJDAK; THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED ON THE DAY OF THE A/VRC MEETING AND RECOMMENDATION TO WAVE THE RECOMMENDED FINES & SUSPENSIONS & PROBATION. A $25 ADMINSTRATION FEE TO BE CHARGED- AMENDMENT SECONDED BY LOWRY - MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Report of Directors: Director Sajdak- Request for volunteers for the A/VRC committee, 2-4 hours once a month; Director Smith- R e q u e s t for Beautification Committee volunteers, Entrance Sign proofs are on display & in March News & Views; Director RossRequest for Volunteers for Unit Representatives, New pedestrian entrance gate is scheduled for install in March; Director Basteri- Do not tailgate on the gates as they break the gates faster and cost everyone extra money; Director MetcalfBCPO Expo March 7th, 10 am – 2 pm, Auditor was invited but did not show tonight, new accounting clerk for the office Arlene, clubs separated from BCPO books per the auditor is completed. Friday Bingo is still BCPO responsibility. A.L.F. facility has been postponed indefinitely, complaints on loose dogs in Hernando County on the rise, Brookridge homes over 2 pet limits will be written up.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Linda Smith #1 Singles Club meets Sundays 6 pm in the clubhouse; Ken Sajdak #4 Sunday March 18th 730 – 11 am Pancake Breakfast; Bill Hartman #6 CERT Spring Garage Sale in Clubhouse, March 10th 8 am – noon, tables are $10;

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Patrona Turman #3 Expo 18 March 7th 10 am-2pm, many county resources and Brookridge clubs will attend 64 tables; Ray Welz #6 Thanked the board and unit reps for doing a good job; Leo Benoit #4 read a statement that his comments were misinterpreted and no ill will was intended; Ed Scanlon #4 concern for family if age restriction is passed; Ron Ross #6 Speed limit is 25 not 30 on the west boulevard and Country Club is 20 on the hill, please slow down.

MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY STARR, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Transcribed by Ray Geroux, BCPO GM SUBMITTED BY: RON ROSS, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY


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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

The first annual NCAA Dinner Meeting/Star Party held at the new Sparacia & Witherell Family Winery just north of Brooksville was a rousing success. A big thanks to our hosts at the winery and those club members and guests that participated. Good food, good drink and a spectacularly clear night sky for viewing made an enjoyable afternoon and evening for everyone.

This year our Club was asked to take the lead in organizing the Cedar Key Annual Star Party. The event was held from Feb. 16th thru the 22nd at the Cedar Key Museum State Park. The opening night festivities included 2 astronomical discussions narrated by club secretary Phil Rastocny, followed by refreshments and a brief star party that was cut short by sea fog rolling in from the Gulf. Overall a good time by all in spite of the weather. An upcoming presentation at one of our monthly meetings will feature Cedar Key and the annual star party that takes place at the Park. If you are interested, the Cedar Key presentation date will be listed in a future Astronomy Club News and Views article.

We are in April now, with our night sky starting to transition to the Spring/Summer constellations we are so familiar with. Ursa major (Big Dipper), Bootes with bright star Arcturus, and Regulus in the constellation Leo the lion sits on the ecliptic. Early in the evening we have Hercules and Lyra low in the Northeast, and winter constellations Orion, Taurus and Auriga setting earlier in the Western sky. A moderate meteor shower (The Lyrids) peaks on the night of April 22-23. We can also see our "sister" planet Venus (very bright) in the Western sky. Also visible will be Mars and Saturn (just before sunrise) and Jupiter after midnight. Overall, a great month of astronomical viewing if the weather cooperates.

Upcoming Astronomical/Club Events: • April 6 - 8 PM Night Observing Brookridge; West end of Midmoor Blvd. • April 7 - 8 PM Starkey Park Night Observing


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April 22-23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower April 16 - 7 PM NCAA Monthly Meeting; Brookridge Clubhouse - Room D. For more information about our club, call David Bahr at 352610-0464.

By Ed Baines

Our Snow Birds will be making their migration North very soon. The season went by so fast. I hope you all have a safe trip and before you know it Fall will be upon us once again.

We hope you appreciate what we did this season. -New decorations were purchased for our Christmas Display at the entry to our park. Your Beautification Committee decorates the front entrance corridor to our park for Christmas each year. -The Boulevard planting beds were weeded and mulched, and plants were trimmed/pruned. A few new plants were planted. -The Guard Shack Fountain was/is being repainted and new flowers and plants were placed to beautify that area along with the Flower Bed at the Brookridge Sign on Cortez Blvd. Both of these areas are maintained by our Committee all year round. -The pond at the Clubhouse was spruced up and Mermaid removed. The planters around the pond will or have been replanted with new plants and additional renovations for this area are planned.

Our Annual Luncheon Fund Raiser was held on March 11th and it was a great success. If you didn’t attend watch for our 2019 event in the News Letter we would love to have you. We rely on donations for all our projects and they can be made by check payable to BCPO. Please note in the memo field of your check “Beautification Committee” and deliver it to the Administration Office.

Thank you, the Clubs in Brookridge, and our local vendors for your donations that help us keep Brookridge a beautiful place to live.

If you would like to volunteer for the Beautification Committee, we meet the first Thursday of every month at 9 am in the Admin Bldg. Conference Room from November thru April to discuss our upcoming and ongoing projects. We, can always use new members and would love to have you join us.

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By Janet Rupp

Most campers are outdoor folks and we appreciate and enjoy the terrific weather we have had for our last couple rallies. We hope our April rally will be blessed with some of the same.

April will be our last club meeting and rally until October, since so many of our members travel to cooler climates during the summer months. Our club meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the Clubhouse on the 4th Monday of each month, and rallies most always will be held on the 3rd weekend of the month, OctoberApril.

New members are always welcome, so come check us out. Dues are $10.00 yearly per couple. Come explore with us all that Florida has to offer.

By Bill Hartman

Wednesday April 4th is our next CERT meeting. We will be discussing what happened in March (Brookridge Expo, Spring Garage Sale, Meetings and training at the E.O.C in Brooksville).Come out and join in the excitement of helping the community.

There are new classes starting soon, contact us for information on how you can take these free classes. Be better prepared for next year. Come learn from the best and then join us. [Contact Bill at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 293-4647 (and leave a message) or (352) 345-3285]

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

By Judy Howard

As you are reading this issue of News & Views, Crafty Stitches had a table at the Expo which was held on March 7th at the Clubhouse, where we displayed a variety of crafts that have been made and will be sold at the annual Craft Fair in the fall.

Members of Crafty Stitchers continue to work on more items for the fall craft festival which will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. In addition to the craft fair, our quilt raffle will be drawn and the lucky winner will be notified. The tickets are $1 for one or $5 for 6 tickets and can be purchased on any


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Tuesday morning in Room D from 9:00 to 11:00 am Tickets are also available by contacting Judy Howard @ 207-576-5295.

We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our group. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday mornings; questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information.

If you are new to the community and would like to join us, come to Room D on a Tuesday morning between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 am. Maybe you have a craft idea to share or show us how to make that we can sell.

By Carole Levesque

Getting active is not just about adding years to your life, it’s about adding life to your years. You’ll not only look better when you exercise, you’ll feel sharper, more energetic, and experience a greater sense of well-being. So come join our class.

Class is for Brookridge residents and their houseguests (Sorry, no children). The cost is fifty cents per class and the first class is free! Class starts at 8:30am and runs to 9:30am. Classes start with low impact aerobics followed by stretch and tone; weights; and either mats or chairs. The class ends with a balance circle. Weights and mats are available if you don’t have your own. Come have fun with us!

If you have any questions, please call our leader, Karen Keaton, at 592-9737.

By Bill Hartman

April already and tax returns are due. Do you realize that God needs a return from you as well!? He has already paid the price of your sins and needs to hear that you have received His message and the gift of life He has purchased for you. We don’t know when the deadline is, only God knows, but He must receive your answer before that deadline! If this seems like a cryptic message come to our Bible study and learn from God’s Word about His Word. God loves you and so do we. We are continuing our study in Revelation.

Our study is year round, Bill Hartman directs the study, assisted by Linda Hartman and Dan Krotje. This is a non-denominational Bible teaching, study of God’s Word. Reach Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or E-mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com

Here is a word from the Bible for you: Romans 3:23-24 (KJV) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (24) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”

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BY Karen Doulin

By Thomas DiGregorio. We are a “sewing for charity” group and welcome new members at our workshops every Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am We want to thank everyone who joined us for the Italian in room D at the clubhouse. We take donation of gently used Dinner at the end of February; we served over 170 meals. sheets, large pieces of batting or packaged stuffing, kid The compliments we received were greatly appreciated. friendly or Christmas fabric and any sewing supplies. Our next event will be held on Saturday, April 21, and will be We make gowns and bibs for Hospice, bibs and wheelchair a baked fish dinner. It starts at 4:00 pm at the clubhouse. totes for Tangerine Cove Assisted Living Facility. Our mem- The meal includes the fish, coleslaw, baked potato with butter and sour cream on the side, beverages (iced tea, lemonbers make quilts for the National Linus Project that go to very ade and coffee) and dessert. All for a donation of $8.00 per ill or in crisis children. person. For tickets please contact Maynard at 428-5774 or Gene at 596-7140 or see any member of the Men’s We use our funds raised at our annual breakfast to buy sup- Association. Please join us and have a great meal. plies and to purchase things that other charities can use. Our members recently enjoyed being hosted at a tea put on by Our next scheduled event will be an old favorite of ours. On New Generations because of our generous donations of dia- July 21st, we will be having a Movie Day. Come join us in the pers and baby things. cool comfort of the clubhouse and enjoy the shows. More details will follow in the next issues of the News and Views. If you like to sew or cut out simple patterns and enjoy being part of a large group with all of the supplies you need to pro- As always, the Men’s Association is always looking for new duce what we make, come in and see what we do. Call Mary members to join us. Please consider attending one of our meetings to learn about who we are and what we do. Our at 597-2854 for information. meetings are held at 3:00 pm on the last Wednesday of the month in the clubhouse. Hope to see you there.

by Doris Rossi

April is here already with the season of spring. “Have a Happy April Fools Day, Easter and etc.

We offer three different classes to enjoy! It is great for your memory and provides a great mental and physical workout. Please join us for an invigorating time of line dancing! Whether you live in Brookridge or not, everyone is welcome. Our teacher, Marilyn is a wonderful instructor as she is patient and helpful when she shows the dance steps and routine. Our clubhouse is very comfortable. Hours and prices are: Tuesday Low/Intermediate class 10:30 am to 12:30 pm $6.00 Thursday Beginner 9:00 am to 10:00 am $3.00 Thursday High Beginner/Improve 10:15 am to 11:15 am $3.00

Many of our students are attending the Good Times Dance Social. For Social information, contact Norma Rankin at 352397-6088.

By Allan Blair

The Mexican train runs just for you. Down the tracks straight and true. A lot of people hop on 'board. You’ll take a seat and help shuffle the bones. You'll fit right in and won't be alone. We all make mistakes, so don't you fret. I know someone will help, you bet. Enjoy the ride, you will be inside. So will all the people that come from far and wide. We'd love to have you come and play. Because we know you will like it and stay.

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Greetings,

By Rose Beal

We are so thrilled about the great response we have been receiving to the clubs recent activities. There has been a lot of fun and excitement going on for sure!

Our next event coming up will be a BBQ which includes ice tea, dessert and games. It will be held at the pavilion on Sunday, April 8 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All members are free. It is open to all. For non-members there is a $4.00 donation. Please RSVP by April 1 to Rose Beal at 314-486-4650 so we will be sure to have enough food for everyone!

Come join us for there for a great time and get to know more of your neighbors.

BY Shelton Sugg

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

We are encouraged by the Word of God to be diligent to present ourselves approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2Timothy 2:15

If you miss worshiping with other Christians, and sharing the fellowship of our Lord Jesus Christ, we hope that you will come and worship Him, and to learn with others of the love of God for each of us.

Let us never forget: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” For more information please call Shelton at 352-398-6172


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By Delores Rehn

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. Come and see what it is all about. We play at the tennis courts on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. New players are always welcome. We have a few extra paddles to try; all you need to do is wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes

We schedule one round robin tournament each month usually towards the end of the month. There is a pizza party after for all participants and observers. There is a small charge for the pizza and everyone is welcome to bring an item to share. If you have any questions or suggestions for the club please contact Dolores and Denny Rehn at 513-478-4687.

By Linda Rogers

There was lots of green on the courts for our St Patrick’s Day party! A great time was had by all. Our next dinner will be a pizza party at the pavilion on Wednesday April 11th at 5:00 pm. This will be the final party of the year, saying farewell to all the snowbirds. We will play tennis before and after the meal. And maybe a little shuffleboard. We wish a safe trip and a fun summer for all those who are heading north as the weather changes.

Those of us who are still here are taking advantage of the great weather every morning from 8:00 till 10:00, except for Sundays. All skill levels are welcome.

By Rosanne Solomon

Here we are in April already. It’s true the older we get the faster time goes! This will be the last month for a lot of snowbirds, myself included. Vic and some shufflers will still be here to play.

We will continue while we can with the same schedule; Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm start time, come early so we can get set up. We play 3 games for 5 cents each. Anyone interested is welcome.

We’ve had great turnouts at the shuffleboard courts, you couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people! Thank you all for helping out and making it a good time for everybody. When I hear or think the word “kitchen”, it makes me smile, shufflers know what I mean! It’s been a lot of fun, hope to see you at the end of this year.

By Carolyn McGuire

In case you are new in Brookridge, maybe you don’t know we have a Weight Control Program.

We meet every Monday morning at nine. Men & women are welcome to join. It’s not a diet, it’s a program. Losing weight means we have to change our eating habits. We don’t really have to buy special foods; we just have to prepare foods differently, plan ahead before we go grocery shopping and don’t go to the store when you are hungry. Come and give us a try. The program works, if you work the program.

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By Rosemary Basteri

By Linda Rogers We would like to thank you all for attending our St. Patrick’s Day Dance, the first of the new season. Spring is in the air, longer Dance! Dance! is also known as Paisley Craze. It is a 5 days and warmer weather are ahead. piece band that plays all the music of the 60’s. From the British Invasion featuring the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Our April dance theme is “Showers and Flowers” on Saturday, and the Animals, to the sunny and light pop music of the April 7, 2018. Angelo will be performing for your dancing pleas- Beach Boys, the Monkees, and the Young Rascals. From ure. the mind-blowing psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane, to the groovin’ dance sounds For those who are new to our Social Dances-BYOB and glass- of Motown, Featuring Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha es. We supply ice. Decaf coffee is available all evening. Franklin, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Hopefully, we won’t have to deal with April Showers! For ticket info, call- Blair at 352-515-1765 For other info, call – Rich at 352-610-0242

By Rosemary Basteri

We sincerely apologize to all our friends for cancelling our Spring Concert. Because of unforeseen circumstances we had no choice.

Optimistically looking forward to planning a Christmas Concert.

We are hoping to find a piano accompanist who would be willing to volunteer his/her time 2 hours per week, Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Our first rehearsal of the new season is tentatively scheduled for the first Tuesday in October. And, as always, we are looking for singers to join us.

For info, call-Sandy at 352-556-3428.

So whether you want to just relax, sit back, and groove to the music, or get out on the floor and dance, come out and celebrate the music that changed the world! Join us on April 2, 2018—doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 6:55 pm.

By Phoebe Barker

With Resurrection Sunday being April 1st, this is a good time to celebrate our Faith. Come to the Gospel Jubilee on Monday, Apr.16th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for great fellowship and Gospel music.

Our featured guest will be Jerry, Emily and Jerry, Jr. Goedert. Also, you will enjoy the sing-a-long songs led by our own Jubilee Singers. We all have some type of challenges in our life, but singing helps us cope with those challenges.

This is a free event, so bring a friend and join us for an evening of singing the Good News of the Gospel.

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


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By Dick Theriualt

Brookridge Entertainment will end the season on Thursday April 12th at 7:00 PM with Karen Grainger the foremost female singer, impressionist, comedian in Canada. Karen will perform Cher, Celine and Reba that totally enthrall audiences all over the continent. The audience will be treated to such musical "Guests" as...Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Alanis Morissette, Karen Carpenter, Carly Simon, Julie Andrews... not to mention the men... Joe Cocker, Michael Bolton, Johnny Mathis, Barney Fife and Michael McDonald... just to name a few.

Call Larry or Vivian now at (352) 610-4901 to reserve your tickets.

What a fantastic season we have had (2017-2018) with another great season to begin in October of 2018. We are taking reservations now for the next season. Be sure to make this show and to discuss season tickets for the upcoming season. Call now (352) 610-4901

By Norma Rankin

Coming up on Saturday, April 14th, is our next Line Dance Social. Don’t forget, this is an “open” dance, NO lessons. (Look for our article on another page of this publication, for our schedule for our Lessons! All lessons are $3.00 for each hour.) Our socials are open to the public, so bring a friend!! Please do NOT wear open back sandals, but you may get warm, so dress casually! Our DJ is great, and he will take some requests, as time permits.

We ask you to bring any snacks and/or a beverage of your choice.

For Beginners, Marilyn will go through those dances real quick, to wake up your memory!! Most of our dances are taken from our two classes and there’s always someone on the floor that will help, if you get stuck!!.....Still have questions? No problem, just send me an e-mail at nerbrook@tampabay.rr.com or call (352)-397-6088, and I’ll be happy to answer any & all!!!


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By Barb Theriault

By Bea Mitchell

Thanks to all the Ladies that participated in the annual Club Championship Golf. The winners were: A FLIGHT----Colleen Seabrook (Low Gross) and Cathy Thompson (Low Net) B FLIGHT----Mary Jane Ferguson (Low Gross) and Jan Bishop (Low Net) C FLIGHT----Helen Garner (Low Gross) and Gean Keating (Low Net) D FLIGHT----Linda Rogers (Low Gross) and Cindy Dunn (Low Net) CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!! !

Our Coordinator for this year – Georgia Clark - Since we don’t have as many ladies this year we are trying something different. Everyone who wants to play should arrive by 7:45 am and cards will be drawn at 7:50 to see who you play with. i.e. the first set of cards with names on it will be the first group to tee off, the 2nd group of 4 and so on. You will then fill out your two cards for each group with names and handicaps and golf cart numbers. There will be a couple of sheets available on the table with handicaps for each player. This system has been in place for about 4 weeks now and seems to be working out quite well.

High Point 9-Hole Invitational – 2/26/18 The High Point 9-hole ladies sponsored an invitational on February 26, 2018. Five of our 9-hole ladies participated. They enjoyed a fun day of golf and commented how wonderful the hospitality was of the High Point Ladies. See Picture: From left to right: Florence Louvar, Mary Ellen Baker, Marilyn Henson, Paulette Caldwell and Linda Landon.

Our Charity & Brown Bag Event will be held on April 3. Chairpersons are Linda Rogers & Judy Miller. The 9 Hole Ladies will be joining us for the event. The sandwiches will be sold in the pro shop and should be ordered prior to the event day. There will be a special "brown bag" provided for those who wish to make a donation to the Dawn Center.

Our Awards Luncheon & Golf Day will be on April 10. Chairpersons are Colleen Seabrook and Gay VanderBie. Installation of officers will take place that day also. Fun Golf begins on April 17.

Awards Dinner held Congratulations Linda!

2018 Brookridge Golf Club Championship One of our own 9-hole Ladies, Linda Landon won first place in the 9-hole ladies category in the Club Championship. She was presented an award at the on Sunday, February 25th.

FUTURE 2018 DATES TO REMEMBER March 1 Thursday Executive Board Meeting Pres. House 10:00am March 5 Monday General Meeting/Election South Hall 9 - 11am March 27 Tuesday Last Day of League April 10 Tuesday Awards Luncheon

The Awards Luncheon will be at Kally K’s beginning at 12:00pm


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Our Angels By Leslie Reimer

BOUTIQUE OF HOPE

April is when we celebrate Easter and the Easter Bunny. All cancer victims and survivors are invited to HOP on over to the Boutique of Hope and celebrate with us. Knowing how tough cancer is, we will welcome you with smiles and hugs on Tues. & Wed. from 10 -2. We want to give you wigs, hats, turbans, scarves, bras and more, ALL FREE, to make you feel good again.

We are located at 5244 Commercial Way, in the Crescent Community Clinic near Golden Corral and Jericho Road Thrift Shop. Can anyone spare a few hours to help us staff or sew scarves and turbans? Please call Claire at 428-4143 if you can help.

My mother lived in Wisconsin. She fell and seriously injured her hip. Mom was too heavy for my sisters to safely handle. I went to care for her. She was in rehab for 90 days. For 90 days I watched. Many of the caregivers were young, single mothers caring for our loved ones and then going home to raise and care for their own families. As I watched, I wrote. Our Angels I know in my heart there are angels I’ve seen quite a few today They come in all shapes and sizes With love to give away

Taking care of our Mothers and Fathers Brothers and Sisters too Watching over our loved ones When it’s more than we can do

Not the kind that fly with velvety wings Or blow thru trumpets of gold They have needles and pills and other things To help those who have grown old You can’t see their wings or halos But believe me, I know they are there Hidden in part by an oversized heart Filled with loving and care

In place of a harp, one was pushing a cart Another’s chariot was a wheelchair Some scurry about with pen and chart Tending to your every care Always smiling and cheerful In a world full of bed pans and pain They are the ray of sunshine To help chase away your rain There is a special place in heaven For those angels without wings God will always be with them Their praises He will sing

When Mom was released I presented the caregivers with this poem. It was written in gratitude and a new found “sense of respect” for caregivers everywhere.

If there is a caregiver in your life, please present them a copy of this poem. Let them know how much they are loved and appreciated.


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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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1. Balls of yarn 6. Travelled through water 10. Stigma 14. Cozy 15. Cab 16. Desire 17. Less friendly 18. Ailments 19. Oceans 20. Blood cells 22. French for "Head" 23. Throw up 24. Shoelace hole 26. Beige 30. Secret agent 31. Lair 32. Fiber source 33. Hotfooted 35. Anklebone 39. Dicker 41. Distinguished 43. The male reproductive cell 44. A few 46. An abandoned calf 47. Favor 49. Little bit 50. Anagram of "Dome" 51. A spurlike projection 54. Journey 56. Wings 57. Untenanted 63. Hairdo 64. Russian parliament 65. Prod 66. Ballet attire 67. Annoying insect 68. Tidy 69. Bucolic 70. Feudal worker 71. Intoxicating

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1. Fashionable 2. Mentally irregular (slang) 3. Arab chieftain 4. Cry 5. A thick sweet liquid 6. Tie pins 7. Pike (fish) 8. Spindle 9. Not on target 10. Nourishment 11. Angler's basket 12. Marble 13. Adjust again

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21. Raw fish wrapped in seaweed 25. Abominable Snowman 26. Wanes 27. Poop 28. Unusual 29. Clumsy 34. Set the boundaries 36. Its symbol is Pb 37. Annul 38. Flower stalk 40. Dogfish 42. Army doctor 45. Footstool

48. 51. 52. 53. 55. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62.

Manual laborer Desert plants Loudly Not clergy Jab or roundhouse Religious sisters Whimper Notion Quaint outburst Declare untrue


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

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