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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tuesday, September 5th - 9 A.M.

BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, September 20th - 7 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS Sept 1st

Sept 2nd Sept 5th

Sept 9th Sept 10th Sept 11th Sept 13th Sept 16th Sept 16 Sept 18th Sept 20th

BCPO Bingo Also on 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Social Dance Board of Directors Workshop All Members Welcome Good Times Line Dance Singles Mingle Brookridge Men's Club /Show Drama Club Tea Mid West Club Richard's Variety Music Jam Gospel Jubilee Board of Directors Mtg All Members Welcome

5:45 PM

7:00 PM 9:00 AM

6:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

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Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-34 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-43 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-47 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49


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WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR BROOKRIDGE

Only water before 8:00 A.M. or after 6:00 P.M.

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

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Please follow the watering restrictions. Water on only the days you are allowed and only within the times that are allowed.

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BOARD MEETINGS

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2017 SCHEDULE OF STANDARD BOARD MEETINGS

Tuesday workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Held at the Clubhouse September Tuesday, September 5 Wednesday, September 20 October Tuesday, October 3 Wednesday, October 18

2017

November Tuesday, November 7 Wednesday, November 15

December Tuesday, December 5 Wednesday, December 20

Managers Report By Ray Geroux

Public Works is working on the back of the clubhouse to eliminate erosion problems and plant some trees. The clubhouse hall floor waxing is scheduled to begin Saturday, August 19th

The Brookridge Men’s Association, Brookridge Entertainment and All Stars entertainment obtained their own Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) and have separated those funds from the BCPO accounts. This will remove the income tax liability for the BCPO corporate filings as recommended by the previous year’s auditors. Thank you to all these clubs for completing this task.

The north hall bathroom remodeling project has been postponed. Contractors that were considering bidding have a large workload and would not be able to complete the work by October so we felt it best to postpone it with the seasonal shows and events about to begin. Labor Day is September 4th and the office is closed.

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

It will be September when our Brookridge neighbors read this report. Rosemary Basteri and the Ad-hoc Finance Committee have been working diligently to present a 2018 Operating and Reserve Budget to the Board of Directors. We have been fortunate that our General Manager, Ray Geroux, has assisted Brookridge in keeping our assessment at $41.00 for the past three years. We will not be that fortunate again this year. Please allow the Board of Directors to fully explain what the Budget will entail. At this writing, I do not know what the new budget will be, but we will all know by our first September meeting.

I am hoping that you, our residents and neighbors, are trusting the Board enough that you understand we are committed to Brookridge Community. We strive to keep Brookridge's healthy atmosphere and services moving forward. We have heard many good comments, and some honest criticism, about what you are happy with, what could be done better, and to keep up the high standard that Brookridge Community is used to.

We are also reviewing Deed Restriction and By-Law Amendments that will continue that high standard. These amendments have come about mostly by our discussions with

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you around the community. We strive to streamline the Appeals/Violation Review process, and to tighten up our residency policies. Again, I ask that you just be open to reviewing these amendments.

Please note that we will be having “Town Hall Meetings” to fully explain our thoughts on the future of Brookridge and asking for your input. We are all in this together. Every Board member puts a high value on our community. We are all residents here and, even when our time is up on the Board, we will stay in Brookridge because we happen to love it here, just like all our neighbors.

We want to say a big “Thank you” to all who come to the Clubhouse in trucks and SUV's and are not parking in the front spaces. Security will continue checking during the day and evening.

We also want to thank Nancy Cundall for taking over the Jingles on Thursday evenings. She will be running “Dime Jingles.” Per Florida Gaming Statutes, the pots cannot be more than $10.00. This is the same reason why the Cards and Jingles pots were only $10.00. We would prefer there be no excess monies that cannot be given to the participants. This way our Brookridge residents can enjoy an evening out with very little cost and the BCPO will be on the same page as our Auditor.

Another shout out is to our Captain of Security, Greg Shubert, and our Code Enforcement, Harry Calderbank and Stan White. They have taken on the Veteran's Day Program. They are asking for a picture of all our Veterans, along with your name, rank, and time of service. If you cannot come to the office, one of them will gladly come to your home, and either get your photo, or will take a photo of you. We are anticipating a large turnout in November.

We are still attempting to reorganize the Women's Club along with Tuesday Night Bingo. I have many seasonal women who will be taking this on, but we are looking at our full time resident women to start the process before October. I have a few names but hoping for more.

We thank you for all your support throughout the year, and those who watch the Board of Directors' meetings on TV and Youtube. Please contact our Executive Secretary, Dorene Steinmetz, 352-596-0696, if I can be of any assistance.

Veteran’s Day Event by Greg Schubert

On Saturday November 11th, 2017 Security/Code Enforcement will be hosting a Veterans Day program at 9 am at the clubhouse. I am asking all the Brookridge Residents who are veterans, who served in any branch of the military at any time, for a picture (preferably in uniform) with a description detailing their branch of service, rank and years of service. We would like to display a photo montage. These pictures can be dropped off at the office Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00 pm.

Our intention is to honor all of the men and women who have served this great country, after the program the montage will remain on display at the clubhouse. For those of you who want to keep the original photo, just bring it to the office and let us make a copy.

Please come out on November 11th at 9 a.m. and help us say "Thank You"


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ORGANIZATIONS

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2018 Brookridge Resident Telephone Directory

The Deadline is Friday, October 13th to have your phone number listed in the Brookridge Resident Telephone Directory. If you have already signed up your okay, if you want to change your number please see Vivian at the front office.

Fax your updates to 352-597-8174; email them to office@Brookridge.com or drop it in with your next payment, Thanks!

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Mailing Addresses & Telephone number Updates

All owners are reminded to update their mailing addresses and contact telephone numbers with the office. We are coming across a lot of disconnected telephone numbers when they are called for mowing reminders. If they cannot be contacted they will have a mowing assessment made on their property if the grass is not mowed in a timely manner.

When we mail out payment reminders or violation notices that are returned undeliverable they are put in your property file, the post office does not always have a new address, so make sure you contact the post office with proper forwarding addresses.

Fax your updates to 352-597-8174; email them to office@Brookridge.com or drop it in with your next payment, Thanks! Aimee Coleman, Brookridge Bookkeeper


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MINUTES

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF *WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th, 2017

Call to Order:

9:02 a.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 6/30/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

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

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present:

Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

Present: President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Sajdak, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Ross, Director Smith & Director Lowry.

General Manager, Ray Geroux; Security Captain, Greg Shubert; 7 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 of 6/06/17 STANDS APPROVED AS AMENDED Correspondence: None

General Manager Report:

Unfinished Business: None

Attached

New Business: None Report of Directors:

Director Lowry – ACC Committee is having their Ad-Hoc Committee starting Monday, July 10, 2017. We also sworn in the current ACC members. There was an oversight over the years because we have very little turnover.

Secretary Ross – We are continuing to look for Unit Representatives. Please contact Peggy Christie, our Unit Rep Chairperson, if you are interested. You do not have to live in the Unit that is available, you only need to be a resident of Brookridge. Director Smith – We are still waiting on bids to come back for the sign out front.


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Treasurer Basteri – We still need volunteers for the Finance Committee. Get in touch with Dorene if you would like to serve.

President Metcalf – We have 2 weeks to get the Finance Committee together. This is your community budget. This is not the Board of Directors Budget. The Board of Directors has nothing to do with the Budget. Rosemary is there to oversee everything and give the Committee information to go in the direction that Brookridge wants to go. We will not be having a meeting on July 19th, however, we may have a round table meeting on July 24th discussing Deed Restrictions. Anyone can come forward if they would like to change something within our Governing Documents. All requested changes must be in by November 6th, 2017.

2nd Vice President Sajdak – We have a full complement of folks on the A/VRC Committee.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Rosemary Basteri #4 (Thanked Captain Greg Shubert for investigating the reported sight of a Gorilla but apparently there is no known Gorilla in Brookridge), Gail Metcalf #6 (There has been further reports of a Gorilla in Brookridge, however, we do know of a New Foundland Dog in the area and maybe that is what was seen. Thanked all employees that have been working outside in the heat. They have been doing a fantastic job. Also thanked Ray Geroux. Code Enforcement has been instrumental in diffusing situations. You have to be 16 years old to drive a golf cart. The road striping we use is Thermo Striping and will last 5-6 years. Also, SUV’s, Trucks, or Vans are not allowed to park in front of the Clubhouse because of safety issues with line of sight. Perhaps we can place a card on the vehicle with a warning since it has never been enforced before.), Ken Sajdak # 4 (Road Striping – safety of residents. Thermo striping. Golf Carts should be registered at Brookridge Administration or the Golf Association. Also, we should give people until August 1st before handing out violations for parking in the “No SUV” parking spaces in front of the Clubhouse. Perhaps have it reflected on the cards we place on the vehicles.), Ray Starr #3 (Minors are not allowed to drive Golf Carts), Don Lowry #2 (Thanked Ray Geroux about the explanation of Estoppel Fees in the News & Views), Ron Ross #6 (Agreed that proper notice involving parking in front of the Clubhouse is a good idea), Peggy Christie #2 (Stated it would be a good idea to place a picture on the front page of News & Views indicating a Van, Truck or SUV picture regarding the Clubhouse parking)

MOTION BY STARR, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 9:35 AM

Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SUBMITTED BY: RON ROSS, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY {Minutes subject to BCPO Board approval on August 1, 2017}

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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 Bill Hartman

There will be our first fall meeting after the summer for CERT September 6th (the first Wednesday in September). We have much to catch up on so please come and join us. If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of CERT, please let me know at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 2934647.

Thanks for all your community support! Be prepared for the hurricane season! And remember: always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you

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By Judy Howard

As we are recuperating from the warm weather here in Florida, some Snowbirds have not been as lucky, with rainy and cool weather. Crafty Stitchers will be having their first meeting for the 2017–2018 season on September 12, 2017 in Room D at 9 am. All residents of Brookridge are welcome to attend. If you are new to the community and would like to get involved, please join us on Tuesday as we have a great time socializing as well as making items for the craft fair. We are always looking for new ideas for craft items.

Do you have a craft that you would be willing to show us how to make? How about coming to talk to us on any Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 and you can check out our supply room for items that can be used.

We have the quilt raffle tickets available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Please contact Judy Howard for tickets. She can be reached at 207-576-5295. The quilt will be raffled off at the Fall Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2017. Please help support Crafty Stitchers by purchasing tickets. Below is a picture of the red, white and blue oversized queen size quilt. 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 or call our President to arrange a convenient time. If you have any further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207-841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us.


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By Bill Hartman

Welcome back to those who have been vacationing and our early snowbird returnees. Our Wednesday evening Bible study is year round and ready for you to come on out to visit with us as we share the Bible with one another. Our goal is to learn what God says to us about all the issues of life, death, and beyond!

This month we will be studying the books of Peter. The Hartman’s chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje. Our study reads a chapter of the Bible, gives a commentary of the chapter, then through discussions answer your questions. This is a non-denominational 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: 2 Peter 1:2-3 (KJV) Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, (3) According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

By Carole Levesque

We will be celebrating our 16th birthday this month! This Class was started by Jane Walmsley and Dot Carignan in 2001.

Our first Class was held on September 5th! Our sweet sixteen birthday will be celebrated this month. At this writing, we don’t know where or when.

This Class is open to men and women of Brookridge with no children under eighteen. It consists of five parts, low-impact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights, mats or chairs and a circle for balance. Weights and mats are available at no extra cost for your use during the session. The cost is fifty cents per class (first one is free).

We meet every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 am as long as the Club House North Hall is available.

Welcome back snowbirds!


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By Norma Rankin

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

This is a Social only, no lessons, but we may do select “one walls” to titillate your memory! And of course, there are always instructors on the floor to give aid, if needed! DJ Dave will play requests, if he has time, but remember, he does have a Playlist and he plays what Marilyn teaches in our classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so there will be something for everyone! ‘Need more Info? e-mail me at nerbrook@tampabay.rr.com or call me at (352) 397-6088 .......~dance til you drop~ ....... *Pray For Our Troops* May God Bless America*

by Doris Rossi

September is here already with the season of summer. Get out of the sun and come to our cool refreshing clubhouse for some line dancing to enjoy, you can meet new and old friends, we offer three different classes, it's great for your memory and provides a great mental and physical workout. If you live in Brookridge or not, you are welcome to join. Our teacher, Marilyn is our wonderful instructor as she is patient and helpful when she shows you the dance steps and routine. Our Club house is very comfortable. Hours and prices are: Tuesday is a low and intermediate Class, 11:00AM1:00PM. @ $6.00, Thursday is a Beginner Class, 9:0010:00AM@ $3.00 and a high Beginner/Improver Class, 10:15-11:15AM @ $3.00. Many of our students enjoy attending the "Good Times Line Dance Social" call Norma Rankin at 352-397-6088

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By Karen Doulin

New members are always welcome at this sewing for charity club. Workshops are every Thursday in room D at the clubhouse from 9 am until 11a.m. We have all supplies; just bring your talents and desire. We need people who have sewing machine experience; also those who can iron or cut out fabric for gowns. Please don’t hesitate to call me for information (597-7682). Thank you Brookridge for donations of gently used, colored sheets and fabric. We are currently out of sheets and have no cotton kid friendly fabric for Linus blankets. For donations, call me or bring it to our meeting.

Our Linus Coordinator is retiring and looking for a replacement for the St. Petersburg Chapter. If she finds no replacement by November there will be no one to pick up our blankets. Angels do exist. A new member volunteered to deliver our blankets; but I will take other names so it doesn’t put a burden on just one person. We have 50 to 130 blankets every 3 months; so if you go to Tampa or St Pete and would like to help, call me.

Delivered to our charities in June, July & August: Hospice got 25 gowns and a prayer shawl. Twelve burp cloths went to an ongoing project sponsored by the Marine Corp on Sunshine Grove Road. They are collecting baby items for gifts to veterans at Haley Medical Center whose wives are having babies.

We are looking forward to the return of our many summer vacationers and early returning snowbirds. This should prove to be an interesting year. Come on out and see how God is working in Brookridge. Make us your early morning (9 AM) worship service before you go about your Sunday schedule. Brookridge Church Service is for you if your interest is in expanding your knowledge of God’s relationship with you. Our goal is to be a voice for God to you and this community. Whether you have a home church or not, join us for fellowship and learning from God’s Word.

Ephesians 1:10-12 (KJV) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Do you have questions? God has answers. Contact Bill Hartman for more info: 352-293-4647


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By Thomas DiGregorio

Well it’s almost time for the Entertainment to start again; October is just around the corner and our beloved snow birds will be flying or driving down to nest for the winter.

The Brookridge Men’s Club says why wait another month? Let’s do it now….

So, on Monday, September 11th, we are having an encore show starring Sally Langwah, It’s a whole new show, same wonderful entertainer; different celebrities. Come on down to the clubhouse, all are welcome bring your friends even if they don’t live in Brookridge, and start the season a month early. See our full page ad for all the details.

By Allan Blair

I hear the whistle blow way down the track As you can tell it's coming back The train pulls into the station, there's so much glee

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They all rush to get a seat trying to win and not be beat By the time the game is through There is only one winner, it could be you So bring your quarters and dimes Guaranteed you'll have a good time The train leaves promptly at 12 noon Every Friday in Rm E at the clubhouse A ticket costs $1.55 (one quarter and 13 dimes)

By Dianne Pizzo

With summer coming to an end, our social calendars begin filling up fast. Please save the date for our next member's meeting-- Saturday, September 16th from 3-5 p.m. in the South Hall of the clubhouse. We will be focusing on upcoming club events, including dinners, dances, and holiday parties. Afterwards, we'll be holding a Bunko contest, with prizes for the winners. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to reconnecting with our friends and encourage new members to join us. The Midwest Club is open to all Brookridge residents.


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By Rosemary Basteri

It's that time again! The Musicaires is looking for singers to supplement our choral group. All musical ranges are needed. Frankly we could use more men too. The Musicaires is open to all. If you have relatives or friends with musical ability who reside outside the community encourage them to join us. Rehersals for our Christmas Concert, " Christmas In Song" will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:30 PM in the North Hall. For Info call: Sandy (352) 556-3428 or Rosemary (352) 2005697.

By Rosemary Basteri

The Brookridge Players, formerly, The Drama Club, are hosting a "Getting to Know You Tea" on Wednesday, September 13th from 1-4 PM in the clubhouse South Hall, The event is free open to all residents and guests. Tea, Coffee and Cookies will be served.

Our purpose is two-fold acquainting our friends and neighbors with our group and hopefully garner support and participation. We know Brookridge has talent. Why not let us showcase it. We need people, especially men, to help with props, staging, set-ups, etc. Residency is not required. Plans are in the works for our production " Brookridge On Review" scheduled for mid- February. For info call : Eileen (352) 596-1785 or Bill (352) 293-4647

The Shuffleboard Club plays at night, Call Rosanne at 269-252-1211 for more details


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Board of Directors Mtg.

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AARP Drivers Course Good TImes Line Dance Social

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Did you know that Brookridge has its own Community TV channel 95 or 732(HD) on Brighthouse Cable to see all the coming events and community news.


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8:30 A.M. - 9:10 A.M.

By Susie Hecker

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Come on in - the water’s fine!!!

We will be in the water as long as the temperature is 50 degress or higher; the water temperature is generally between 83 & 85 degrees. Susie Hecker

Co-ed No Fees

By Carolyn McGuire

For the past couple of months we have only been weighing in but now that our Snow Bird members are returning we will have a program each Monday morning.

We need to encourage each other that is why it is important to attend the meetings you never know who you may be helping. It only costs $5.00 to join and that is for 10 weeks, after that it will be only fifty cents. It is the most reasonable cost for a program.


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By Richard Hutchins

JANE MULVANEY - LINDA ROGERS 2017/2018 SEASON

As the name implies, Richard’s Variety Music Jam is open to ALL musicians and singers and ALL musical styles and Linda and I have been doing the “ALL STARS ENTERTAINtastes. The past couple of months we have had some new MENT “ for 10 years coming this 2018. We would very much faces joining us, spectators and participants both. like to turn it over to someone to continue these great shows. It is very successful and has 400 season ticket holdEveryone is welcome to come on down and join the fun. ers, plus a waiting list . We would hate to see this go under Our next event will be Saturday, September 16th from 7 to as it is reasonable with good shows and something the com9 pm in the North Hall of the clubhouse. As always, there is munity enjoys. We would feel really bad if they are denied no admission charge, so come on down and join the fun. Feel this entertainment. free to bring snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your dancing I will work with you until you feel comfortable doing it alone. shoes. If interested, please give me a call (Jane) 597-1357. I will be If you have any questions or want more information, I can be glad to give you all the information you need to continue the shows as I am very organized which will be a big help to you. reached at 352-600-9250. JANE MULVANEY - LINDA ROGERS DEBI GUTHERY - OCTOBER 2, 2017 “QUEEN OF COUNYRY MUSIC”

By Rosemary Basteri

On Saturday, September 2nd at 7PM we will open our doors to "American Bandstand". A time when song lyrics were understood and the music wasn't eardrum shattering. The band is " Coastline", formerly " The Fantastiks" and dress is Retro, if you like. BYOB and snacks. Coffee and ice are available all evening. Share the Wealth drawing on Saturday, September 2nd at 7PM we will open our doors to "American Bandstand". A time when song lyrics were understood and the music wasn't eardrum shattering. The band is "Coastline", formerly " The Fantastiks" and dress is Retro, if you like. BYOB and snacks. Coffee and ice are available all evening. Share the Wealth drawing at 9 PM.

DUSTY STORM IS THE ALTO EGO OF “DEBI GUTHERY”, WITH HAIR AS BIG AS A TUMBLEWEED AND HER DAZZLING RODEO QUEEN COSTUMES. DUSTY STORM WILL HAVE YOU ROLLIN’ IN THE AISLES WITH HER TONQUE-IN-CHEEK SPOOF ON LIFE , EX HUSBANDS AND SONGS FROM ALL THE BIG HAIRED “COUNTRY QUEENS” OF THE 50’s and 60’S. IF YOU LOVE “COUNTRY MUSIC”, YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE “COUNTRY MUSIC”, YOU WILL STILL LOVE THIS SHOW. DEBI IS AN ACCOMPLISHED , VERSATILE SINGER AND PERFORMER. SINCE 1955 SHE HAS BEEN SINGING AND ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES AROUND THE COUNTRY. IN 2010 SHE MOVED BACK TO NAPLES, FL AND HAS SINCE STARRED IN NUMEROUS MUSICALS . SHE HAD THE HONOR OF PLAYING TITLES AS “MAME”, “HELLO DOLLY” AND MORE.

Boo Hoo! Our dear friends Carol Levesque, Dot Carnigan, Norma and Ed Rankin and Chris Borruso have retired. Their THE DOORS OPENS AT 6:00PM AND THE SHOW support will be greatly missed. STARTS AT 6:55PM. TICKETS ARE $10.00 AT THE DOOR. “SHARE THE WEALTH” TICKETS ARE $3.00 FOR 9 Hooray! We have three new members, Sandy Deleo, Ricky TICKETS AND $5.00 FOR 18 TICKETS. ALL WINNERS Selrga and Mark Webster. We will accept all the help we can ARE GUARANTEED $20.00 OR MORE DEPENDING ON get, a minor commitment, once a month for a few hours. MONEY COLLECTED. A $50.00 TICKET WILL BE SOLD Thanks to the hard work by Dot Carnigan and Vivian Blair our EACH NIGHT. dances are sold out for the rest of the season. If you are unable to attend a dance, kindly let Vivian (352) 515-1765 or Rich (352) 616-0242 know. A reminder if you wish to purchase tickets for the 2018-2019 season applications must be submitted to the BCPO Administration Office by November 30, 2017. See you in the 60's...

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE “OCTOBER” AND “NOVEMBER” SHOWS AS ALL OUR “SNOW BIRDS” ARE NOT BACK AS YET.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION OR WISH TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE “OCTOBER” OR “NOVEMBER” SHOWS, CALL ME (JANE) AT (352)597-1357. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL SUMMER AND LOOKING FOR WARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU.


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Brookridge Entertainment Shows begin on October 12th. CALL now (352) 610-4901 and get reserved season tickets and save some money. Tickets for 7, 6, and 5 shows. This will be another fantastic year. Las Vegas and Cruise Ship Style Shows. Song, Music, Comedy, and great “entertainment” September ticket distributions’ dates are 9/13 9/27 (October 10/11) See Karen Grainger, Canada’s Foremost Female Impressionist, Savannah Jack, Divas through the Decades and more!

By Phoebe Hamar

I have heard it said that music soothes the savage beast. That is even more true when the music is Gospel Music. (Gospel means good News). September is here. What a wonderful time to enjoy good music and great fellowship On Monday, September 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm the Gospel Jubliee will feature a daughter/mother duo, Shannon Carmack and Annie Riley. You won't want to miss these beautiful ladies' voices.

As always, we will have our own Jubilee Singers to lead us in Sing-a-long songs. This is a FREE event, so bring a soft drink, snack, and a friend and enjoy the Gospel set to music.

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

By Jackie Bolt

Can you believe it, September already. Time to start welcoming some of our Snow Birds back. Pretty soon they all will be back. Hope your summer was a good one filled with exciting things.

Friday Night Bingo was very full this summer. We had some outstanding nights. The house was filled to almost capacity. We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Kitchen, Floor and Tables. Anyone of the workers will be more than happy to explain what the different jobs are. It would be appreciated if you would consider doing this. Without the Volunteers, there would be no Bingo.

Because of Bingo, we are able to give to quite a few Charities who truly appreciate our donation. So for that I will say a big THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU

PRESENTS

SALLY LANGWAH RETURNS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th at 7:00

If you saw last year’s show, you already know you are in for a good time. In a totally new show, Sally will sing and impersonate, in full costume, many of your favorite female entertainers. Buy a seat at a table or bring a full table of 8 friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment. ALL FOR $5.00 / TICKET FEEL FREE TO BRING FOOD / SNACKS BYOB WE WILL SUPPLY THE ICE

For tickets please contact: Tom: 352-610-9865 Maynard: 352-428-5774 Or any member of the men’s club you might know


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By Barb Theriault

UPCOMING EVENTS We hope to see our ladies out for Summer Fun Golf, which started on Tuesday, April 25th! Fun golf will continue on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

The next Executive Board meeting will be on October 30, 2017 at 10:00am at the President’s home. Our next General Meeting will be on November 6, 2017 in the South Hall of the club house from 9:00am – 11:00am. The $25.00 dues must be paid prior to your first day of league play. League play begins on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Everyone have a Great Summer and we’ll see you next season. Barb Theriault – Ladies 9-Hole League June 8, 2017


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ATTRACTIONS BUFFETS CASINOS CELEBRITIES CLARK COUNTY COMEDIANS CONCERTS CONVENTIONS DESERT DINING

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DRINKS ENTERTAINMENT FOOD FREMONT STREET HOTELS IMPERSONATORS LAS VEGAS STRIP LIGHTS MAGICIANS MARRIAGES

MUSICALS NEON SIGNS NEVADA NIGHTLIFE PERFORMERS PLAYS RESORTS RESTAURANTS SHOPPING SHOPS

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Boutique of Hope

It’s Back To School time for the children and it’s time for cancer victims and survivors to come to the Boutique of Hope because WE CAN HELP YOU. We know how trying and difficult it is to fight cancer so let us provide the support you need with wigs, bras, hat, turbans, scarves, hugs and smiles and more. We are located at 5244 Commercial Way right near Golden Corral, and open Tues. and Wed. from 10-2. We’re always looking for volunteers to staff the BOH and crafters who can to make turbans, and cotton tieback scarves from our patterns. Please call Claire at 428-4143 if you can help.

10 Interesting Facts About the Month of September

In a Gregorian calendar, which is also known as Julian calendar, there are 4 months that only have 30 days. One of those 4 months is September. It is the ninth month in the said calendar, and there are a lot of things that are extremely interesting about this month. Here are 10 interesting facts when it comes to the month of September.

#10. Just like the other months of the calendar, September also have its birth flowers for the people who are born in this interesting month. There are three of them, and these are the aster, the morning glory, and the forget-me-not. The aster flower symbolizes love. The morning glory symbolizes unrequited love, while the forget-me-not is the representation of memories and love.

#9. Sapphire is the birthstone of this the month of September. This precious birth stone symbolizes peacefulness, intuition, and clarity of thought. Traditionally, reducing

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inflammation and treating fever is possible through this stone. It is also used as lucky charm of a person when worn.

#8. It was on September 14, 1901 when US President William McKinley died. It was because of the shooting incident happened on September 6, 1901 when the President attended Buffalo Pan-American Exposition held in New York City. Eight days after the shooting incident, he unfortunately died.

#7. September month is very significant when talking about history. It was simply because World War 11 started in this month way back in the year 1939. It all happened because Hitler courageously invaded the beautiful country of Poland. #6. September was also the month when the name “United States” came into existence. It was way back on September 09, 1776. Originally, it was named United Colonies. But with the effort of the Continental Congress, the old name was changed. The very first Continental Congress happened on the 5th of September year 1874.

#5. September 11, 2001 was a very significant date for the people in the United States. This was the exact date when 3,000 of US citizens died all because of the cruel attack of a number of terrorists. The 3 cities that really feel the agony were Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New York.

#4. The Hijacking Bill was approved in the month of September, specifically on the 5th of September year 1961. Hijacking is a crime happening in the air, like when you are riding in airplanes. Several years of imprisonment or death is the sanction of this serious crime. It was all thanks to the effort of John F. Kennedy, one of the best US Presidents. #3. The very first edition of New York Times was published in the month of September. It was specifically on September 18, 1851. #2. In the medical industry, September is a very memorable month since it was the month when band aid was invented.

#1. September 11, 1946 was the date when a famous singer was born. This person was Freddie Mercury, the golden voice behind the rock band known as Queen.


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1. Arizona river 5. Takes off 10. Shock 14. Relating to urine 15. Banish 16. Diva's solo 17. Enumerate 18. Characterized by habitual skepticism 20. A painkiller 22. A short moral story 23. By means of 24. Willow 25. Arousal 32. Mountain crest 33. Rot 34. Astern 37. Small horse 38. Anagram of "Fires" 39. Whimper 40. Terminate 41. Expire 42. Unit of gold purity 43. Eradicate 45. Scrawny one 49. Anagram of "Ail" 50. Anagram of "Reenact" 53. Polecat 57. Insight 59. Flightless bird 60. So be it 61. Pertaining to the oceans 62. Visual organs 63. Defrost 1. Babylonian goddess 64. Hinder of healing 65. Have the nerve 2. Colored part of an eye 3. Speech disorder 4. Action 5. Disavowal 6. Beasts of burden 7. A tree fruit 8. Flutter 9. Bristle 10. Coffees 11. Small African antelope 12. Fine thread 13. Sometimes, works with lions

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19. Sarcasm 21. Anger 25. Adhesive strip 26. Press 27. Care for 28. Expert 29. Brusque 30. Less friendly 31. Buffoon 34. Emanation 35. Level 36. French for "Head" 38. A single-reed woodwind 39. Terrified

41. Lawful 42. A man's skirt 44. Primarily 45. Vamoose 46. Cream (cooking term) 47. Celebrate 48. Concerning (archaic) 51. Bronzes 52. French for "State" 53. Froth 54. Hello 55. Pitcher 56. Sage 58. Old World vine


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