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Tuesday, June 3rd - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, June 18th - 7 P.M.

From The President

Managers Report

Larry Miller

By Ray Geroux

A big thank you to those of you that have spruced up your property. The grass is getting greener and the trees are leafing out. There are still a number of homes that need to be washed. The community is looking better and better and we all appreciate that.

Well it’s June and we have another storm season coming. I hope everyone takes a look around their property to make sure loose objects are secured. Know your evacuation plan if a Hurricane comes our way – We are fortunate to get these notices compared to Tornado’s.

It is hurricane season. The Sheriff Department has a CODE RED program that is free. Please go to their site and sign up. ( CODE RED provides an automatic phone call to you when there is an emergency in our area. Go to the bottom of the page, see CODE RED and follow the directions. If you need help with this, please contact the administration office.

We have two gates in the north area that exit on Grove Road and the Back School Gate that takes you to Ken Austin Parkway. If the Sheriff’s office declares an emergency they know we have the master keys to the locks in the Guardhouse and both patrol vehicles.

The Men’s Club has raised the money for the new pavilion and construction is under way. Another big thank you for the great addition to our community.

The Admin office usually gets new Hurricane guides and we will also place them in the Clubhouse library. CERT may also run some storm exercises during the summer , contact Lois McGarvey if you are interested in volunteering. Update your address cards and telephone number with the office, you can also email Vivian at the front desk,

The Club House will be sprucing up the outside of the building this summer.


Both Deed Restriction changes were approved by annual voting so the community will be able to collect outstanding fines in a timely manner. Please make sure the office has your latest contact information including an email address. Have a safe summer everyone. Larry Miller



Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-35 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-42 Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

June 3rd June 6th June 7th June 14th June 14th June 15th June 15th June 18th June 21st

Board of Directors Workshop 9:00 AM BCPO Bingo 5:45 PM Also on 13th, 20th, 27th Social Dance 7:30 PM AARP Drivers Course 9:00 AM Good Times Line Dance 6:30 PM Happy Father’s Day Brookridge Men’s Association Block Party1:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 PM 6:30 PM Bob, Shirley & Friends

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

2. All articles must be 200 words or less, typed upper and lower case; not all caps, dated and signed by the writer, with their telephone number. (Short personal notices of Thanks, Condolences, etc. will be accepted, if they are printed legibly, easily readable and signed.) 3. The Deadline for all articles will be 2:00 pm on January 9th, February 6th, March 6th , April 10th, May 8th, June 12th, July 10th, August 7th, September 11th, October 9th, November 6th, December 11th. For the following months edition.

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2014-2015 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


June Tuesday, June 3 Wednesday, June 18

Election Results – April 2014

Board of Directors: Name

October Tuesday, October 7 Wednesday, October 15

Francis Paris

July Tuesday, July 1 No Wednesday Mtg.

November Tuesday, November 4 Wednesday, November 19

Robert Wilkes

August Tuesday, August 5 Wednesday, August 20

December Tuesday, December 2 No Wednesday Mtg.

September Tuesday, September 2 Wednesday, September 17

January Tuesday, January 6 Wednesday, January 21 March Tuesday, March 3 Wednesday, March 18


February Tuesday, February 3 Wednesday, February 18

April Tuesday, April 7 Wednesday, April 15 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL MTG:

Crime Watch

By Betty Roberts

The summer is upon us and a lot of our neighbors have left. Please keep your eyes and ears alert around your neighborhood. Also DO NOT ALLOW SOLICITORS IN OUR COMMUNITY. Anyone who comes to your door looking to do work around your house, please call SECURITY right away. Give a brief description of the person or persons and what they are driving. If you can get a license please do so.

When you are shopping, do not leave your purse or handbag unattended. Remember no matter what time of year it is, the harder you make it for someone, the less likely you are to be a victim. If you are going to be gone for a few days have someone pick up your mail or newspaper. At home keep your doors, sheds and garages locked. We need some of our Crime Watch People to help out on Friday nights and the Social Dances to patrol for a few hours at the clubhouse. Crime Watch meeting is the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM in Rm D at the clubhouse. No meeting in July. May you have a safe and Happy Summer

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Total Votes Received (HighestLowest) 716

Length of Term 3 years

Terry Walters


2 years

Kenneth Sajdak




1 year

Restriction Amendment for 2014 Results:

AMENDMENT I : Passed FOR Restriction Amendment AGAINST Restriction Amendment

688 302

AMENDMENT II : Passed FOR Restriction Amendment AGAINST Restriction Amendment

689 306



It is the parent’s responsibility to pick up a key card from the BCPO office before the start of any new school year. The pass is not automatically renewed. ANY CARD(S) NOT TURNED IN WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND THE STUDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $20.00 FEE TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR TO RECEIVE A NEW CARD. CARDS CANNOT BE REACTIVATED ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN DEACTIVATED.

Please pass the word around to your fellow students and parents as we adhere to the School Districts policy so this process can proceed smoothly and no charges are incurred. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! For further questions, call the BCPO Administration office at 596-0696.

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Every organization welcomes new members! If you are not already active, call some that interest you. Call the office @ 596-0696 if you have any changes to be made on this page.

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Unit Representative Election Results

All nominees for Unit Representative positions ran uncontested. Elected Unit Representative terms will expire in 2016. Peggy Christie, Unit 1 Betty Roberts, Unit 1 Mary Campbell, Unit 2 Robert Glejf, Unit 4 Sharon Dickinson, Unit 6/6A

Security Captain’s Report By Greg Schubert

Brookridge has a strict “no solicitation” rule for any vendors or individuals while inside the park. If any person knocks on your door unannounced and wants to sell something or offers to do some type of work for you, tell them no and call the guardhouse (596-0697). Security will respond and escort that vendor from our property. This does not preclude any home owner from initiating contact with any vendor that is working in Brookridge. If a homeowner is going to have work done around the house, do not pay for that work up front. Please insure that all work agreed upon has been completed before issuing final payment. By following these simple steps homeowners can avoid any unpleasant situations.

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General Managers Report: The concrete pavilion permit was pulled yesterday.

Unfinished Business: a. Mr. Camille Duquette’s A/VRC Oath to Office – Oath not given as Mr. Duquette was not present.

Call to Order: President Miller called the meeting to order at New Business: 9:00 a.m. with a moment of silence and the a. Proposed Changes to the ACC Guidelines, Art. III, Item Pledge of Allegiance. 3.24 re: Screening Carports- Treasurer Walters explained the changes are only to clarify. Proof of Notice:The agenda was posted at the clubhouse and administration office on March 28, 2014. Proposed changes are: PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED. Index page: 3.24 Screening Carpets (RV Ports) Screening of RV Ports & Carports when Required Proof of Quorum: Present: Present: Chairman/President Miller, 1st Vice Article III - 3.24 SCREENING CARPORTS (RV PORTS). President Starr, 2nd Vice President Wilkes, The Screening of RV Ports that is required and Car Ports Secretary Basteri, Treasurer Walters, when Required: If carport (RV Port) screening is required L Director Paris lattice panels must be installed in a vertical or horizontal manner (See Exhibit F). Director Excused: Director Stratton Exhibit F added: “And Car Ports when Required to Cover RV Also Present: General Manager Ray Geroux, Security Trailer, Boat or Commercial Vehicle” Captain Greg Schubert, 31 member names were on the sign-in sheet MOTION BY WALTERS, SECONDED BY STARR, TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ACC Approval of Minutes: GUIDELINES ARTICLE III, ITEM 3.24 RE: SCREENING a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meeting of March CARPORTS. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 4, 2014: MINUTES STAND APPROVED b. Proposed Changes to the Residential Coordinators Job Correspondence: None Description- President Miller stated the job description needed to be updated to match the current duties of the

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Brookridge • June, 2014 Residential Coordinator’s job. General Manager Ray Geroux stated he would check if changes are needed to other job descriptions due to these changes and present to the Board if needed. Proposed changes were: a.Maintain a supply of new homeowner’s packages, forms and information handouts. Spend an appropriate amount of time with each new owner by bringing them to a quiet place to sit and go through all items in the pack age, get all forms filled out and answer questions. b.Assist all residents in obtaining vehicle bar codes by completing proper paperwork. and schedule appointment through the Security Captain. Also, handle any bar code deposit refunds. e.Enter Resident Emergency notification cards into Data Pro Access resident files. f. Responsible for mailing out expired lease letters and filing all leases. g.Receive background screening applications and supporting documents. III. RECORD FILING & CASH CONTROL DUTIES: a.Responsible for the safekeeping of the Association’s various credit cards. This card can only be released to Supervisors and the Office Manager. Office Manager must approve all other use of the credit card. b.Responsible for the petty cash box for making change and small purchases by Supervisors, Directors or Office Staff. A voucher must be completed for each purchase and turned over to the Accounts Payable for processing. Also responsible for maintaining an accurate petty cash balance. Notify the Accounts Payable when petty cash is in need of replenishing. Maintain and balance the cash register daily. c.Maintain proper record for the updating of the community telephone directory. and see that updated directory is printed in sufficient time to be handed out with assessment coupon books. IV. TITLE COMPANY INQUIRIES & RESPONSES: a.Receive faxes from Title Companies and forward to Bookkeeper. b.Fax information back to Title Company. d.Schedule new resident meetings.

VI. SUPPLIES. a.Responsible for the ordering of all office supplies. Must maintain adequate supplies on hand and keep the supply cabinet in a neat and orderly condition so that supplies can be easily found. VII. JOB REQUIREMENTS: a.Must have computer skills, adequate typing skills (60 words/minute).


c. Proposed Changes to SOP 10.1 RV CompoundDirector Paris stated the RV users who attended the RV Compound meeting in January had discussed revising the SOP.

Brookridge • June, 2014 Proposed changes: 1.0 INTRODUCTION: This procedure encompasses various aspects of the RV Compound such as the duties and responsibilities of the RV Compound Committee, registration procedures, the handling of violations, issuance of RV identification decals, compound hours and the responsibilities of the RV Compound Director. Chairperson. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF 3.0 THE COMMITTEE: The RV Compound Committee: • Conduct an annual meeting of ALL residents who have been assigned an RV Compound space. Meeting to be called by the RV Compound Chairperson and conducted annually no later than January 31 of each year. • Conduct periodic inspections of RV Compound (dates, times and frequency to be determined by the RV Compound Chairperson.) • Provide BCPO BOD President, BOD RV Liaison, General Manager, with a copy of all RV Compound Inspection Reports. • Develop a 14-day violation compliance letter to be forwarded to owner by BCPO designated staff point of contact.

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Report of Directors – Committee Reports/Projects Treasurer Walters: The 2013 Audit report is available at the Administration office. President Miller: All the storm drains have been fixed and should be working better.

Secretary Basteri: Thanked Mary Sweeney as she has volunteered again to serve as the Election Committee Chairperson. Deadline to vote is 4/14/14, results will be announced 4/16/14. Director Paris: There are 257 RV Compound slots, 117 RV Compound users donated towards the lighting needed at the compound. 140 did not. Once the lights are installed, testing the reception of the cameras and lighting should be done by the Chairman of the RV Committee and the Security Department.

Member Comments (Name/Unit/Topic) Mary Sweeney, Unit 4: Crafty Stitchers donation, moving dumpster, cutting clubhouse staff. President Miller clarified the reduction of clubhouse staff is only during the summer months. General Ray Geroux detailed what would be needed to move the dumpster. Martha Shugars, Unit 6; Rita Siegel Unit 3 and Doug Beals, Unit 2: Proposed changes to the Purchasing Policy SOP; Ann Vogel, Unit 1: Storm drains.

6.5 Residents are responsible to notify BCPO Staff in the Meeting adjourned at 9:49 a.m. event there are any changes in contact phone numbers Transcribed by Michelle O’Connor, BCPO Recording or alternate contact information. Secretary 7.0 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RV COMPOUND RULES: The office staff will give each applicant a copy of the RV SUBMITTED BY: ROSEMARY BASTERI, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY Compound Rules and Regulations (Article II of the BCPO Rules and Regulations) and copy of the SOP and [Minutes subject to approval at the May 6, 2014 meeting] ask the applicant to sign the RV Compound Member Acknowledgment Agreement (Exhibit 10.1E). Exhibit 10.1B

Changed 60 days to 14 days

Exhibit 10.1C Added email and cell no. to vehicle registration form for resident Exhibit 10.1D I also understand that if I violate these any rules pertaining to the RV Compound and upon written notice from the Association, continue the violation, my unit/vehicle will be subject to towing… Also added alternative contact information. Exhibit 10.1E Added “Rear of vehicle/trailer/boat must be kept 18” from fence” Discussion followed regarding the proposed RV Compound meeting and additional changes needed that (Board changes are included above). Sandy Roberts, Unit 3 and Gary Owens, Unit 3 joined the discussion.

MOTION BY PARIS, SECONDED BY WILKES, TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO SOP 10.1 RV COMPOUND. FIVE IN FAVOR. ONE OPPOSED (Basteri). MAJORITY RULED. MOTION CARRIED. d. Proposed Changes to SOP 8.6 Purchasing PolicyDirector Paris discussed his views on controlling spending and reviewed his proposed changes to the SOP 8.6. Members who joined discussion


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Call to Order: Chairperson Ray Starr called the meeting to order at 7:46 p.m.

Roll Call: Directors Present: Larry Miller, Ray Starr, Bob Wilkes, Rosemary Basteri, Terry Walters, Francis Paris, Val Stratton Nomination/Election of Officers:




Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Transcribed by Michelle O’Connor, BCPO Recording Secretary Submitted by Rosemary Basteri, BCPO Board Secretary [Minutes subject to approval at the May 21, 2014 meeting]


Call to Order: 1st Vice President Starr called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm Moment of Silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Establish Quorum: According to Article X, Section 3 of the Bylaws approved April 18, 2007, the members present at an Annual or special meeting shall constitute a quorum, regardless of the number present. General Manager Ray Geroux and 69 registered members were present.

Proof of Notice of Meeting: On March 4, 2014, an Annual Package, including the Notice of the Annual Membership meeting, was mailed to every member who was on the Association’s roster of property owners as of that date. Proof of Notice Affidavit has been submitted to the Administration office.

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Approval of Minutes: Minutes of the 2013 Annual Meeting were approved at the 5/15/13 Board of Directors’ meeting. Correspondence:


Annual Report of Officers: Attached* Unfinished Business: None

New Business: No items were received before the February 24, 2014 deadline.

Election Results – Board of Directors and Induction: Election results were announced and the Board of Directors’ Oath of Office was administered by Chairperson Ray Starr. Francis Paris- 716 votes (3-yr term); Terry Walters- 680 votes (2-yr term); Robert Wilkes- 625 votes (1-yr term); Kenneth Sajdak- 609 votes.

Election Results- Unit Representatives and Induction: Chairperson Ray Starr announced that the Unit Representatives ran uncontested. Their terms expire April 2016. The Unit Representatives’ Oath of Office was then administered by Chairperson Ray Starr, with the exception of Peggy Christie, to be sworn in at a later date.

Peggy Christie, Unit 1; Betty Roberts, Unit 1; Mary Campbell, Unit 2; Robert Gleijf, Unit 4; Sharon Dickinson, Unit 6/6A Proposed Deed Restriction Amendment Results: Chairperson Ray Starr announced the results of the proposed amendments: Amendment I on ballot: Article VIII, Section 1: Creation of the Lien and Personal Obligation of Assessments and Amendment II on ballot: Article VIII, Section 7: Effect of nonpayment of Assessments, Personal Obligation of the Owner; the Lien; Remedies of the BCPO. Both amendment passed by 2/3 majority vote. Article VIII- Section 1: FOR Amendment: 688; AGAINST Amendment: 302

Article VIII- Section 7: FOR Amendment: 689; AGAINST Amendment: 306

Member Comments: (Member Name/ Unit #/ Topic): Carole Levesque, Unit 1: Acceleration clause; Dana Porter, Unit 3: Assessments; Val Stratton, Unit 3: Budget; Mr. Gethen, Unit 6: Treasurer’s Report; Terry Walters, Unit 4: Treasurer’s Report; Fred Haberkost, Unit 6: Money for pavilion; Rich Stratton, Unit 3: Donations for pavilion; Rita Siegel, Unit 3: Budget/Financials and BCPO website. Adjournment: 7:44 p.m.

Transcribed by Michelle O’Connor, Recording Secretary SUBMITTED BY: Rosemary Basteri, BCPO Secretary

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Annual Report By President Larry Miller

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The Men’s club raised over $12,000 for the new picnic pavilion. The ground has been prepped for the slab to be poured. What a great addition that will be.

Brookridge became a 55+ community on April 5th 2013. We Jessie Sawyer certified many volunteers to run our kitchen. are over 90.5% 55+. A big thank you to Ray Starr for guiding us Thanks Jessie. through this process and the hard work of our manager Ray Bingo was able to donate over $40,000 to local charities. Geroux and the office staff. The pool deck was resurfaced with rubber deck material that improved drainage. It is softer to walk on and not as hot and slippery as the old concrete. New ADA handicapped ramps were installed, as well.

There are 25 miles of roads in Brookridge. All that needed crack filling and seal coating was completed in 2013. This will extend the life of those roads before we have to lay black top. The seal coating was $.55 per square yard that compares to $5.00 a square yard for black top. Big savings to our budget.

We received ownership of the property between the clubhouse The pond at the entrance of our clubhouse was refurbished. and tennis courts. We also added an automatic sliding door to the library There are 100+ volunteers in Brookridge that contribute to entrance, which was paid for with donations. keeping our community looking great. There are several clubs and organizations that donate their time and money to us as We were very active in collecting fines and liens in 2013. We are working diligently on foreclosures as well. Several lots well. owned by Brookridge were sold. We will no longer be paying Our clubhouse renovations were completed this year. Ceiling property taxes and having to maintain these lots. grids and tile were replaced and new energy efficient lighting was installed. Sound absorbing wallboard, texturing and paint- The annual audit was complete and I’m happy to report that ing of the walls was also done. Doesn’t our clubhouse look everything is in order. Copies are available at the office. great? We have an updated web site CERT raised money for a large generator that will be used in [Minutes subject to approval at the May 21, 2014 Board Meeting] case of emergencies. Thank you.

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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 or by phone at 352-848-1438.

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Do you have special medical concerns or physical limitations? You can still workout in the pool.

The best part is that water exercise feels so good and is so much fun and at the same time its helping you meet your goals. Come on join the classes and get a new lease on life. See you at the pool.

By Maynard Morrison

Last April the Men’s association volunteered to do the fund raising for the picnic pavilion. So many individuals donated $20 or more that we cannot name them all, just about every Hope the weather improves so we don’t have to cancel any Club donated some money as well. This Pavilion belongs to more Aqua Classes, may should bring warmer weather in the everyone in Brookridge and can be booked for use at the morning. Co-Ed No Fee every Monday and Thursday morning Admin Office just like any other clubhouse room. 9:00 AM till 10:00 Am weather permitting. We hope everyone treats it like their own property and cleans Aerobic water exercise improves physical fitness with a pro- up after themselves. Again Thank You Brookridge for making gram that’s fun and efficient snd comfortable and safe for your our Clubhouse a nice place to get together. aging body. By Mildred Foster

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By Eva Mortak

Our club was pleased to present a cash donation of $100.00 to the Cert organization to help them reach their goal for the Oxygenator that was purchased by CERT. Here’s hoping that you will receive all the monies necessary.

We say “goodbye” to our snowbirds. Many have already made their trip up to the north country. We wish them all safe journeys and a wonderful summer, and look forward to their return. We will continue to meet on Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 PM. You will be notified when we will resume Tuesday play.

We hold our meetings on the first Wednesday of the month in room D at 10 am at the clubhouse. Our next meeting will be June 4, 2014.

CERT has hurricane literature in our library at the clubhouse for people to take. We’re thankful we didn’t have any storms last year, but we are preparing for this year. We purchased the Invacare Oxygen Concentrator with the Home Fill System and now we’re saving money to purchase oxygen tanks and special heavy electrical cords to connect the oxygen concentrator to the generator. The oxygen tanks are $175.00 each and the 100 foot heavy duty electrical cords are $70.00 each. The next CERT class at the Sheriff’s office will start at the end of August. If you are interested in taking the course, please call me for an application. You need to fill out an application for a background check prior to the classes. CERT will be doing the Spring Neighborhood Garage Sale on Saturday, February 21, 2015. There will be more information coming in a few months. Please contact Lois McGarvey at 584-5544 if you have any questions or interested in joining CERT. We welcome new members.

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By Denise Gasiorowski

We’re very busy now working on the quilt for our Fall Festival being held in November. You’ll be impressed with the beautiful pattern of this quilt. You can find us quilting in the main hall on Tuesday mornings. Stop by and see our progress. You can also purchase quilt raffle tickets then. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing to win the quilt. We wish our members who are heading back north a safe and happy summer.

We are a crafting and sewing group that makes items to sell at our Annual Fall Festival and our Snowball Tea. The proceeds go back to Brookridge to purchase items on the wish list for the clubhouse. Thanks to the support of the community, we recently donated $1500 for the cement slab for the new shed on the kitchen side of the clubhouse property.

There are no membership dues, just fun. We meet every Tuesday morning in Room D, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Bring your talents and a project you would like to share with us. We have supplies for most projects. All are welcome.

We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our group. We try to find a use for everything. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday mornings. If you have any further questions, contact our President, Eileen Smith at 596-7185; she will be glad to give you more information. Hope you can join us!

By Bill and Linda Hartman

The long hot days of summer are back. Most of our snowbirds have returned to their home states. It’s time to go to the beach and pack picnic lunches or cook out on the grill. This is also the month that we honor our Dads. While we’re celebrating the return of summer let’s not forget to also celebrate the love of Christ. We’d like to invite you to join our Bible Study. We’re currently studying the gospel of Luke.

We meet each Wednesday in room A/B from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Linda and Bill Hartman co-chair the study using a simple format of Bible reading, discussions, and questions & answers. (Your participation is according to your comfort level.) This is a non-denominational study. If you need any more information feel free to contact Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647. (Continued on page 29)

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10:00 am 19:00 am

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6 Safety Comm. Mtg. Beautification

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14 BCPO Bingo

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Social Dance

9:00 am 6:30 PM

AARP Drivers Course Good Times Line Dance

21 BCPO Bingo

6:30 PM

Bob, Shirley & Friends


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28 BCPO Bingo

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Proverbs 4:1-5 (KJV) 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 3 For I was my father's son, tender and beloved in the sight of my mother. 4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

By Norma Rankin

Our next Social is Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Bring your snacks, beverage of choice and ice, if needed. We have a huge dance floor, a great DJ and a guarantee of a lot of fun! If you're taking lessons here, do check out our Socials. DJ Dave plays music for all levels of dancer. There are always instructors on the floor to give aid, if needed. Comfortable dress is suggested and 'slidey' shoes recommended. We have "foot tubes" available to slip on over your street shoes, if needed. Current dances are played and also some old favorites, as well. Playlists are available on the tables and DJ also takes requests. Check out the Line Dance Club article for days and times of our lesson schedule. Any other info, call Norma (397) 397-6088. *God Bless America*

Good Times Social Dance Club Workshop #2 By Norma Rankin

What: Winter Workshop 2015 Where: Brookridge Community Club House How Much: Early Registration $25. After October 1st, $30. Includes: Lunch & Step Sheet Booklet & more! When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 Hours: Doors open: 8:30 AM Open dance 9:00, Event begins at 10:00 to 4:00 PM. More Info: Norma - Call (352) 397-6088 or (look under "clubs") Limited Seating: Don't get left out, register early! ~Dance 'til you Drop~

*Go Up To Anyone in Uniform, and say, "Thank You" * They Will Understand!*

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By Karen Doulin

Sewing and knitting for charity is what we do. Workshops are every Thursday from 9am until 11am in room D at the clubhouse. No dues are required and we meet all summer. We miss those who go North for summer; and hope their trips have been good ones. The group is small in summer; so it’s is a perfect time to visit and see what we do. We have all the equipment you need to do our projects. Many hands make light work. Here is what we make and donate:

Deliveries for March, April, May: Hospice: 5 gowns, 20 bibs, 18 carrots 1 walker tote, 180 Stars and POW chair cover for vets. New Beginnings Youth Shelter: 14 pillowcases, 10 lotions, 1 toothpaste, a shirt, 3 pr. shorts, 10 wash cloths, 8 hand towels, 5 bath towels,1 bed skirt, 2 purses, 4 afghans, 1 blouse. Tangerine Cove Assisted Living: 40 bibs, 12 carrots, 3 neck pillows, 1 lap robe, 1 bag diapers. Gifts from Home: Linda Kidwell is CEO of this organization serving veterans and we sent her Another 100 Stars, 59 neck coolers, 59 helmet coolers and a donated phone card. Breast Cancer institute: 7 chemotherapy hats.

Thanks for all you donate, like, gently used sheets, (single sheets in real good condition go to New Beginnings Youth), cotton, fleece, baby yarn, sewing equipment. About a ? yard of fleece will make a soft pair of decubitus boots for a Hospice client; so if you have pieces please donate them to us. Sew on Velcro is a needed item too. We have contacts that can put many things you donate to very good use. For instance, Gifts from Home will send the donated phone card with minutes left to the Chaplain at a military base and he will see that it is given to a soldier who needs it. People who travel bring us their travel size soaps and we find a home for them with one of our charities.

By Doris Rossi

June is here already with the season of Spring! can you believe how fast the time fly's when the weather is good warm, and it's time to get together with your friends and line dance!

Our awesome Instructor, Marilyn welcomes anyone who would like to give line dancing a try. Residents and nonResidents are invited to participate, Tuesday improve/Intermediate 9:30 AM-11:30 AM $5.00 Thursday Beginner 9:00 AM-10:00 AM $2.00 Thursday High Beginner 10:15-11-15 $2.00 There is a class for all levels and it's a lot of fun! Have a good month!

Many of our students enjoy attending the "Good Times Line Dance Social If you would like to know more about this call Norma at 352-397-6008.

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By Joanne Reimer

Our annual club picnic was a blast! windy and chilly that is. We had a great turnout and everyone had a Wonderful time despite the weather. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s picnic a success, If all goes as planned, our 2015 Midwest Club picnic will be held at the Brookridge pavilion.

Just a quick reminder, our next club meeting will be Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 pm in the club house. If you can make it please attend this meeting as we have a lot to discuss before our Halloween party. Our remaining scheduled events for 2014 is a club meeting Sunday, September 21st and our Annual Halloween Dinner dance Saturday, October 25th. See you at the September Club Meeting.

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By Chris Robart

Time to get ready for Summer Join our Fun group and Gently get in shape.

At the Clubhouse Main Hall

Beginners Tai Chi Class is on Monday at 11am & Thursday at 11:30am followed by Chi Gong Exercise.

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.

The First Class is FREE. Give Lynne Hart (Tai Chi Instructor) a call 596-0642, for class time schedule.

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By Susie Hecker

Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00

Wow the weather is beautiful and the water is warm. Please join us in Water Aerobics classes that are held on Tuesday & Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 am .

Water Aerobics is a super way to exercise as there is no stress on your joints, it also increases flexibility and improved stamina. We listen to an audio CD of up-beat music with Billie Jo, water aerobics instructor.

By Carolyn McGuire

Bathing suit season is upon us, Are you ready for it? It's not too late to get into the swing of getting rid of our excess weight. Being on a weight control program isn't easy, but when you are in a support group, it sure helps. Come join us on a Monday morning at 8:00 and check out our program. Men and women are always welcome and it sure helps to have the support of your spouse. We encourage you to eat three healthy meals a day. "Lots of yummies makes big tummies!"

By Rosemary Basteri

On April 21st ninety plus ladies attended our Fashion Show. A bucketful of thanks to Bobbie Krueger for coordinationg with Sears to present to us a gorgeous array of spring and summer fashions. Thank you to Janet, Annie, Sue, Jackie and Diane our lovely models.

John Mason provided a delicious meal, the baked Ziti was great. And thank you to Harriet for her trays of yummy pizelles, the punch ladies and Marilyn Duffek for the Silent Auction.

The annual Picnic on April 28th was well attended by our members and guests. The food was good and everyone had a fun afternoon. The Woman’s Club sincerely appreciates the loyalty.

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Norma Rankin

Our monthly dance will be on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 7:30 to 10:30PM. The theme will be "Nascar," and will honor all dads. The Belairs will be playing for our dancing pleasure. Dress comfortably or however you'd like. We will have a 50/50 at about 9:30 and coffee & donuts will be served buffet style, following. As usual, there will be coffee and ice available all evening. *Members: If you can not come, please make a quick phone call to Dot at 597-0723, and she will make your ticket (s) available for someone else to enjoy. Also, if you haven't picked up your current tickets for 2014-2015, please stop at the table in the back and they will be waiting for you.

Note: There will be applications on the tables tonight, for the 2015-2016 Season. So far away, you say? Not really, especially for the Winter People who will not return until Fall or Winter. Time flies by and if you're happy with your seats, make sure you keep them. and if you'd like to change tables, you can request that as well. Any questions, call Dot; she has all the answers!

There will be no regular July dance. The BCPO will sponsor a July 4th dance on Saturday July 5th. Check the article regarding this, elsewhere in the News & Views. Our next regularly scheduled dance will be the first Saturday, August 2nd, with Johnny Lobo returning, to play for us. Casual dress; theme is Beach Party! *June 14th is Flag Day * Fly Our American Flag Proudly*

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Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

The speaker for our June 2nd program will be FNPS member Terry Godts. Knowing of the imminent destruction of a 72 acre expanse of pristine scrub/sandhill in Lake County, Terry undertook the effort to relocate many of the special and listed species of plants found on the doomed parcel. Initially she collected seeds, propagated them, and planted them at her home to create a small restored upland habitat. Over the course of a dozen years, this small restoration area became the adopted home to 15 to 20 gopher tortoises and other upland species that moved in to take advantage of this newly created native food source. With such success, Terry searched for a publicly owned place to move some of the listed plant species she had propagated. That was the beginning of another restoration, this time at the Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Florida. Terry will present the story of this labor of love. Terry is owner/partner of Green Isle Gardens located at 6043 Lake Erie Rd., Groveland, FL. 34736, a retail native nursery specializing in Florida upland plants as well as other plants that attract wildlife. She is also current Co-President of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries. Terry has served in Lake County government, chairing the Land Acquisition Committee and as a board of the Land Planning Agency.

Brookridge • June, 2014 We will be meeting at 6:30 at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL. 34601. For a map and additional information, go to

Hurricane Disaster Awareness

We are approaching hurricane season. We need to be prepared. Those who are disabled and need special needs shelter and transportation; please call Emergency Management at the Sheriff’s office at 352-754-4083 to register. You need to register now to get on their list. You need to have enough medicine, food, and water for three days. If you’re on oxygen, you’ll need enough for three days. You need to take your prescription bottles and a copy of your oxygen prescription with you. For the ones traveling, you need your prescription bottles and a copy of your oxygen prescription with you. This will also apply if you need to come to the club house as a secondary shelter. We will not be able to loan you a filled oxygen tank without a copy of your prescription. Our Oxygen Concentrator System with Home Fill is an Invacare. If you have an Invacare Oxygen Concentrator, we can fill your own oxygen tank. There are hurricane evacuation maps in the library and there is one behind the glass in the hallway going out to the pool showing the schools to evacuate too. Now is the time to make up your evacuation kit, enough water, food and medications for three days. If you need the come to the club house as a secondary shelter, please bring you food, water and medications with you. There is also a shelter for pets. The new map for 2014 will soon be available. If you have any question, call Lois at 352-584-5544.

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1. Panache 6. Doorpost 10. See the sights 14. Lift 15. Food thickener 16. Sea eagle 17. Burn 19. Purges 20. Dependable 21. Disencumber 22. Defeat decisively 23. Small finch 25. Nemeses 26. Untidy one 30. Vinegary 32. Trinket 35. An apparition 39. Boulevard 40. A type of organic compound 41. High ranking officer 43. An informal term for money 44. Shrew 46. Copied 47. Hair net 50. Moderated 53. Gangly 54. Charged particle 55. Renter 60. Go on horseback 61. Decorative 63. Not odd 64. Adolescent 65. An unwholesome atmosphere 66. Left 67. The products of human creativity 68. Infections of the eye


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1. Goddess of discord 2. Camber 3. Bloodsucking insects 4. Largest continent 5. Looks after 6. Glass container 7. A type of fungus 8. Daytime performance 9. Engendered 10. Hard unglazed earthenware 11. Heavenly hunter 12. Unwarranted

13. Relaxes 18. Center of a storm 24. Beam 25. Anagram of "Debit" 26. Catch 27. Great affection 28. Baking appliance 29. Charitable 31. Kid 33. Sensational 34. Rip 36. French for "Wolf" 37. A single time 38. Require 42. Worker

43. A parcel of land 45. A heavily built seabird 47. Scatter 48. Unsophisticated 49. Bygone 51. Shade tree 52. Considers 54. Greek letter 56. Hissy fit 57. Remain 58. "___ on Down the Road" 59. Shade trees 62. Autonomic nervous system

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