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AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2012 Volume NO 128 | | DECEMBER 2012 Volume2829 NO OCTOBER 2013 941.539.0205 || ISLAND ISLAND VISITOR LLC | www.DeLTURA-HOA.com 941-349-0194 VISITORPUBLISHING, PUBLISHING, LLC | www.deltura-hoa.com

CHRISTMAS IN DEL TURA

DEL TURA

Del Tura’s Other Residents

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to one and all! Membership Alert:

After taking these pictures, our photo guy, Bill Nezamis, decided to leave before he attracted attention. He tells us that he doesn’t know the outcome of this skirmish and if the gator had a turtle lunch or not. However, he says, “That was one feisty turtle.” Support your HOA. The collection of your 2014 HOA Membership dues will begin on October 8, 2013. Please see the article 2014 HOA Membership Dues on page 4 of this issue for all the information.


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From The President’s Desk • To our great chagrin, we have not yet solved the problem of street signs that become invisible after dark. We’ve had an impressive number of suggestions; unfortunately not one of them is unproblematic. We have not, however, given up. I had not anticipated that HOA’s most persistent and difficult problems over the summer would result—deliberately or accidentally-- from residents’ not following the rules. So may I take this opportunity to remind you of a few of the rules you have agreed to abide by: • No one under the age of 18 is allowed in any of the pools after 7:00 p.m. This means your grandchildren as well as everyone else’s. • The speed limit is 16 mph. Late to tee or late to tea, it’s still 16 mph. • Only the grill areas that are under cover at each of the pools may be reserved for private use. Proper paperwork must be filled out, rules for the percentage of outside guests and guest use of facilities must be followed, and under no circumstances whatsoever may other Del Tura residents be obstructed from entering and fully enjoying the adjacent pool. • Del Tura is an age-qualified community. In order to retain that designation, the federal regulations about who may and may not live here must be followed. That can result in some difficult and painful family situations, but it is not within Del Tura’s power to make exceptions. We have openings for a num-

ber of volunteers who can assist in the social side of our community’s life. For example, we need chairs for the Neighborhood Watch Committee, Trash & Treasures, the Craft Fair, and the Memorial Services committee. We’re planning a volunteer fair in November, but if you’re interested in becoming part of one of our committees or groups, don’t wait. Call anyone on the HOA Board and we’ll connect you to the appropriate people. Finally, I’m very happy to let you know that the newest member of the HOA Board, Mary White, has taken charge of all of the events relating to maintaining and improving our physical health. I think you will be delighted to see the schedule of events she has planned. I look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming HOA Board meetings. Warmest regards, Donna

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To all those who fled to cooler climes during the traditional summer months: welcome back. You should notice a few changes: • The wall is done. The final coat of paint has been applied and Hometown sponsored a Wall Party for residents whose property borders the wall. • Road sealing for Hometown’s Fiscal Year 2013 is completed; if your particular street doesn’t look newly done, it’s probably on the schedule for 2014. • The Clubhouse spa is closed. The request for bids is out, but work has not yet begun. • The golf course is all spruced up. • The lakes are being treated; we’ve had to remind ourselves that they will look worse before they look better. Nevertheless, prettier times are coming. • After several discussions with Lee County Sheriff’s Department representatives, we have decided to strengthen the Neighborhood Watch program itself, phasing out the Safety Patrol arm. You’ll hear more specifics at Tuesday Coffees. Meanwhile, here are a few updates: • Bids are still being taken for the dog park slated for an area adjoining the north lake. • The HOA has sent its Memorandum of Understanding to Hometown America committing to payment of half the cost for the purchase and installation of the digital sign. We are hopeful that it will be in use before the holiday season begins.

Recent Death Notice: Janis Luther

Editorial Staff Editor: Doris Meyer Co-Editor: Ginnie Benjamins Staff: Dianne Roderick Mary Richardson Rheta Kanen HOA Liaison: Donna Burns Phillips

Circulation: Anna Wilson Bob Meyer Bev Krueger Jay Flanagan Peg McTernan Liz Flanagan Alice Harris Georgia Ulrich

Many thanks to all the volunteer residents who have donated their time to “The Tower”. We are looking for more volunteers. Please Help!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Preview of coming attractions

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October 1 .................. Good Timers Meeting October 8 .................. First day ticket sales for Halloween Dance October 8 .................. 2014 HOA Membership Dues Collection begins October 9 .................. HOA Member Quarterly Meeting 7:00 p.m. October 14.................. Columbus Day celebrated October 20.................. First Christmas Pageant rehearsal October 26 . ............... Halloween Dance music by Greg Miller October 29.................. First day ticket sales for “The Swinging Divas” October 31 . ............... Halloween November 1................ Craft Fair November 2................ Craft Fair

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Joe’s Auto Detailing at

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Interior Vacuumed • All Leather and Vinyl Conditioned with Protectant • Hand Wash • All Windows • Hand Wax • Tires/Rims Cleaned & Dressed

Golf Carts

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All for $65.00 $10.00 extra for SUVS & Trucks

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Dues collections for 2014 will begin Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Coffee Hour. I will continue to collect the dues at each Coffee Hour thereafter starting at 8:00 a.m., both before the meeting, and immediately following the meeting. Your dues for 2014 are due and payable prior December 31, 2013, as your 2013 dues expire on 12/31/13. NO MATTER WHAT MONTH YOUR DUES ARE PAID THEY STILL EXPIRE 12/31/13. Following are a list of the ways you may use to pay your dues: How do I pay my dues? 1. A check made payable to Del Tura HOA in the amount of $12.00. NO CASH will be accepted. 2. You must provide your Del Tura address and telephone number.

What if I can’t come to Coffee Hour? 1. You may pay your dues at my home at 246 Las Palmas Blvd. There will be a drop container near my front door if I am away when you stop by. Again, NO CASH accepted, only a check payable to Del Tura HOA in the amount of $12.00. You must provide your Del Tura address and phone number and a self-addressed stamped envelope so your membership card/cards can be mailed to you if you choose to drop off your check. If you call me in advance to be sure I will be home when you come to pay your dues you will not need the stamped envelope to obtain your HOA membership card. (731-1937) What if I am away from Del Tura or unable to stop at your home?

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2014 HOA Membership Dues

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$10.00 extra for SUVS & Trucks

Call Joe 508.737.6646

Expires 8/9/14

1. If you opt to pay by mail, once again, only a check payable to Del Tura HOA in the amount of $12.00 will be accepted. You must provide your Del Tura address and a self-addressed stamped envelope in order that your membership card/cards can be mailed to you. You should mail your dues to: Doris Meyer 246 Las Palmas Blvd. North Fort Myers, FL 33903-1505 Any questions regarding delivery of “The Tower” call Anna Wilson at 731-3604. Thank you for your cooperation… Doris Meyer (Membership) DEL TURA

Humor

We’re usually back home by 2:00 p.m. to get ready for dinner. People start lining up for the early bird about 3:00 p.m., but we get there by 3:45 because we’re late eaters. The dinners are very popular because of the large portions they serve. You can take home enough food for the next day’s lunch and dinner, including extra bread, crackers, packets of mustard, relish, ketchup and Sweetand-Low along with mints. Fifteen years ago my wife and I moved into a retirement development on Florida’s southeast coast. We are living in the Delray/Boca/ Boynton Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-a-hachee. There are 3000 lakes in Florida; only three are real.


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The Roads are done! I would like to personally thank everyone for their help and understanding during the sealing project. We learned a lot from the process and have ideas on how to make this necessary inconvenience go smoother in the future. We have completed some other projects throughout the community as well. We have installed additional landscaping and up lighting on the palm tree at the entrance, replaced all the benches at the shuffleboard courts, and the infamous wall is being finished as I type this article, just to name a few. I would also like to thank the approximately forty hearty soles that attended our outdoor drive in movie last month. It was a little touch and go due to the weather but the weather did finally cooperate and a good time was had by all (the movie wasn’t bad either). We are already planning our next one! By now you’ve probably heard some of the hurricane season forecasts that scientists have released. The specific number of named storms and hurricanes differ by agency, but the strong consensus is for a busy hurricane season across the Atlantic basin. Some folks get very nervous when they hear a forecast for a busy season. You need to remember that these predictions are for the millions of square miles

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By Jim Marlow Community Manager

of ocean between Texas and the coast of Africa. They don’t say a thing about where these storms will go. No matter what the prediction, you need to prepare for every hurricane season the same way. Have your hurricane supplies – have your evacuation game plan. Being that September and October is the heart of the hurricane season; I would like to share some helpful website links in case we do have a storm. Locally, NBC 2 http://www. nbc-2.com/weather is a great resource for up to date local weather and news information as well as links to local, state and federal governmental agencies. NOAA is another good resource with a very user friendly web site. Their link is: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ As I stated in my last article, the Clubhouses and Recreational buildings are NOT designated hurricane shelters and will be locked in the event of a storm. Please make sure you have a plan. If you need to find a shelter, here is the Lee County link for a list of shelters: https://www. leeeoc.com/shelterevacuation/ Pages/publicshelters.aspx If your hurricane plan is to evacuate, here is the Lee County evacuation route map link: https://www.leeeoc.com/Documents/StormCatEvacRoutesb.pdf Finally, I would like to speak about home sales. Home sales are really starting to pick up and the prices seem to be actually in-

creasing as well. If you are selling your home on your own, or have it listed with an outside broker, please make sure the prospective buyers come in and fill out the required applications and paperwork for acceptance to the community and as to not hold up any closings. Lastly, I’m getting a lot of questions about the “New House” at #5202. This home is not a sold home but a model / spec house that will be for sale. If you would like to tour the home, need help in selling your home, or have friends interested in Del Tura, please contact Betty or Jack at the office at 239-731-3433. They have been doing a great job for your fellow residents and would love to speak to you! DEL TURA

Let’s Talk About Christmas It is already time to prepare for the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and show. It will be on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. This is the night that our President, Donna Burns Phillips, lights the Christmas tree to commence the Christmas festivities. We will be presenting a totally new festive show this year. I hope everyone will come and have an evening of fun with us. There will be more details to follow at Coffee and in the next issue of THE TOWER. Jacqueline Keen anxietykeen@aol.com DEL TURA

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At 5:30p.m. we’re home ready to watch the 6 o’clock news.. By 6:30 we’re fast asleep.. Then we get up and make 5 or 6 trips to the bathroom during the night and it’s time to get up and start a new day all over again.


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A Call For Volunteers

There is a real need for volunteers to distribute the Thanksgiving and Christmas flyers requesting donations, as well as collection of the donations from our residents and bringing them to the Royal Palm Kitchen. We have had several past volunteers indicate that they are not going to be able to help this year, making it imperative that we get additional help. Please step forward for a good cause. The Thanksgiving collection will start November 5, 2013, and all donations need DEL TURA

to be turned in by Nov 19, 2013. The Christmas Collection will start on December 3, 2013, and all donations need to be turned in by Dec 16, 2013. Anyone willing to participate in this great/satisfying event please call me. Any/All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You Charlene Ruotolo (Chairperson) 847-606-4248 or after Oct 18,2013 @ 599-8073

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2013

By Linda Schoonmaker It’s time to start signing up for the 2013 walk. This years theme is celebrating American Cancer Society 100th year. It is time to have fun and to enjoy being a member of our Del Tura Walkers. The Making Strides Walk will be at Tanger Outlet Center, 20350 Summerlin Road, Ft. Myers. This is our third year at this venue. We are in our seventh year so let’s make this year better then ever. If

you want me to sign you up please let me know at Coffee Hour or phone me at 5439432 or at 322-6754. This year we will be hosting our Bowling Tournament at All Stars Lanes in honor of Denise Dwyer on October 12, 2013, and we will also be hosting our annual Basket Raffle. If you have anything to donate towards a Basket, please see or phone Sue Symes at 731-1308. Let’s make 2013 our best year yet.

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Scheduled for: WEDNESDAY,

OCT. 9, 2013

From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Starlight Ballroom. Please try to adhere to the following last name schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. “A”---“D” 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. “E”---“H” 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. “I”---“L” 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. “M”---“P” 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Q”---“T” 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon “U”---“W” 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. “X.Y.Z” and anybody else. Remember your Medicare Cards. And, be advised that there is NO Make-Up Flu Clinic Day this year. The Flu Committee looks forward to seeing you. Come one. Come all. Ruth Donges

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to reach us, call:

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Combine cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and margarine. Press into the pan and set aside. Combine the cream cheese, eggs and 3/4 cup sugar, beat until fluffy. Spread over the crust in the pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Set aside to cool. Combine the pudding and milk. Beat two (2) minutes. add pumpkin and cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in one (1) cup whipped topping. spread over cream cheese layer. Spread the top with remaining cool whip topping. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. DEL TURA

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“A Wanted Man” is one of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child. Our hero has an exciting and charmed life, it seems. He is 6’5’’, a huge man, a West Point graduate and an ex-Army investigator. He has no home roots and travels with a credit card and toothbrush from one thrilling adventure to another. As this book begins, Jack is on a main highway in Nebraska trying to hitchhike to Virginia. As usual, he looks a little ragged and unkempt, even more so as he has a bloody broken nose taped together with duck tape. There is never any explanation as to how he got the bloody nose or why he is trying to get to Virginia. Why anyone would want to pick up such a person is questionable, but a car with two men and a woman pick him up, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man is driving and the man sitting next to him is telling stories that don’t add up in Jack’s analytical mind, and the woman in back is silent and appears nervous. An hour behind them a man is found stabbed to death in an old pumping station in a rural town. Some-

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one saw three men going into the building, but only two came out. The police are called, but soon the FBI descends, claiming the body with no explanation as to who he might be. Jack is soon asked to drive and agrees readily when he observes one of the men has a hidden gun. Somehow the lady in the back seat communicates with Jack through eye signals that the car is hers and she has been abducted. When they go through a road block, Jack knows he has hitched more than a ride. Soon he realizes he has involved himself in a massive conspiracy, making him a threat to both sides. With 100 mph car chases, people who are not what they seem, and a final shootout in a hidden terrorist hideaway, Jack resolves the conspiracy for the FBI. We leave Jack on an eastbound highway ramp hitching a ride to Virginia, and to his next adventure. This is an exciting read with many plot turns and makes the book hard to put down. Tom Cruise has starred in the movie, “Jack Reacher.” He makes a most credible hero in this action thriller.

By Elaine Schnur When those heavy downpours send us all rushing back home from the golf courses and swimming pools, wouldn’t it be nice to see a really great movie in the comfort of your own home? If the answer is yes, we’ve got the ticket for you. For the mere price of $1.00, you can rent a current video and keep it for an entire week. If this sounds good to you, come to the Video Corner of the library any Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Since we last published our additions, we have added, amongst others, the following: • Zero Dark Thirty • Django Unchained • Taking Chance • A Good Year • Life Of Pi • Lincoln • Hachi • Broken City I recommend LIFE OF PI; a beautifully photographed and harrowing story of survival. Watching the teenage Pi negotiate both the elements and the tiger, while trapped on a lifeboat in the Pacific, is endlessly captivating.


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DEL TURA

2013 Summer Pancake Breakfast

We are so proud of all the volunteers for all their hard work that included cooking and serving 25 pounds of bacon, 240 sausage patties and 40 pounds of pancake mix. This was the largest Summer breakfast. 128 people purchased tickets.

See Photos from the Pancake Breakfast on Pages 16-17!

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The hard work paid off with $493.55 being made on the breakfast after all our expenses were paid. Sincerely, Peter and Jayleen Ruffalo Kevin and Lou Wilcox

Flipper ................................... Betty Scheetz Flipper .................................Connie Picciolo Relief Person .......................Jayleen Ruffalo Sausage Cook ......................... Kevin Wilcox Bacon Cook .............................Peter Ruffalo Prep work for Sausage and Bacon................. Dave Wilson Mixer . ..................................... June Bennett Mixer . ......................................Trudy Wilson Server/ Foods ...........................Bill Nezamis Pancake / Sterno Server ................. Bill Hile Condiments & Beverages ......... Doris Meyer Condiments & Beverages .... Carol Trautman Kitchen Crew of One ............. Dave Scheetz Ticket Taker ................................ Lou Wilcox 50/ 50 Tickets ......................... Kay Nezamis Table Setter ................................ Bob Meyer Electrical /Sound / Music .........Dave Jacobs Design & printing of Flyers........ Sheila Vona Design & printing of Tickets..... Chris Raynor

2013 Summer Ice Cream Social

We are so proud of all the volunteers for all their hard work that included serving ice cream sundaes, Root Beer floats, banana splits. This was the largest Summer Ice Cream Social. 111 people purchased tickets

The hard work paid off with $445.06 being made on the Ice Cream Social after all our expenses were paid. Sincerely, Peter and Jayleen Ruffalo Kevin and Lou Wilcox

Slicing Bananas......................................................Betty Scheetz Ice Cream Scooper....................................................Doris Meyer Ice Cream Scooper.................................................. Dave Jacobs Ice Cream Scooper................................................... Judy Jacobs Toppings.....................................................................Mary White Toppings.................................................................... Julie Dobbs Root Beer Floats.......................................................Kevin Wilcox Root Beer Floats................................................. Connie Ashcroft Kitchen Help............................................................June Bennett Kitchen Crew of One .............................................Dave Scheetz Relief Help............................................................... Peter Ruffalo Relief Help........................................................... Jayleen Ruffalo Ticket Taker ................................................................Lou Wilcox 50/ 50 Tickets ......................................................... Kay Nezamis Table Setters . .......................................................... Bill Nezamis Electrical /Sound / Music ........................................ Dave Jacobs Design & Printing of Flyers........................................ Sheila Vona Design & Printing of Tickets..................................... Chris Raynor Photos from the Ice Cream Social were on Pages 16-17 of the September Tower.

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My wife goes directly to the pool for her under water Pilates class, followed by gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my “Ask me about my Grandchildren” Tshirt, my plaid mid-calf shorts, my black socks and sandals and go to the club house lobby for a nice nap.

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Our 2013-2014 season of Del Tura Bingo is going to be starting on October 10,2013, in the Starlight Ballroom. (See attached schedule) It will be just a little different this year. Along with Erv and Linda Storma, Linda Schoonmaker is joining the leadership team. These 3 volDoors Open 6PM ‐ Sales end 6:45 unteers will be the callers for bingo Bingo starts at 7PM as well as many other duties. We have volunteers set up for          Bring Food for the Food Pantry staffing the positions needed, and of course we’ll make sure John BilanMonth Day  Notes cio has coffee and cookies available as well as the horserace. October 10 1st Night of BINGO Some changes this year: Bingo October 17 sales will start at 6:00 pm and will close at 6:45 p.m. No sales after that October 24 time. The games will start at 7:00 pm sharp. We will again have HOT October 31 No Bingo BALL, but there may be 2 or 3 different numbers with their own prize November 7 money as the weeks progress rather November 14 than just 1 larger prize. One more change...yes, we will November 21 Thanksgiving Raffle be able to adjust the temperature this year. Jim, the Hometown manager, November 28 No Bingo has given a key to the Rover and we can call the gate to have the air/heat December 5 regulated! Thank you Jim!!! December 12 We will be collecting food for those less fortunate again and you December 19 Christmas Raffle will get extra bonus cards for bringDEL TURA

I can help.

ing in non-perishables. You would be able to play every game for as little as $10. Please join us on Thursday nights and bring your friends! Thank you and see you there!

Before you know it, it’s time for lunch. We go to Costco to partake of the many tasty samples dispensed by ladies in white hair nets. All free! After a filling lunch, if we don’t have any doctor appointments, we might go to the flea market to see if any new white belts have come in or to buy a Rolex watch for $2.00.

December

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January

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January

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January

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January

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February

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February

13 Wear RED=Extra Card  

February

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February

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March

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March

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HEALTH NEWS HOA Health and Wellness

By Mary White

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I would like to introduce myself. I am Mary White, HOA Director/Health and Wellness Coordinator for Del Tura. I am looking forward to representing you in making Del Tura the healthiest community in SW Florida. I am in the process of lining up speakers for our 2013/2014 season. I am asking for suggestions on speakers and specialties that you would like to hear. I will do all I can to accommodate your needs and wishes. Please contact me after Coffee or at 307-631-5924. Speakers at Coffee Hour in October are: Maribel Cook with RX Acology. Ms. Cook will be speaking on October 15, on the importance of medication adherence. Bob Berman will speak on the ABC’s of Mobile Home Insurance on Oct. 22, Dr. Magnant with the Vein Specialist will speak in three installments beginning Oct. 29, Dec. 3 and Feb. 25 on vein health. RX Acology and the Vein Specialist will be represented at our Health Fair. Please mark your calendar for January 22, 2014 for our annual Health and Wellness Fair. This will be a fun and informative time with numerous specialties represented. Thank you for letting me serve this wonderful community. Mary White

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October is Breast Cancer Month The next 3 weeks will be exciting and fun and YOU can be a part of them. All These fun things to do and all the time your donations and participation are helping to find a cure for Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society is doing its’ job, will you help? Thank you.

by Sue Symes

Whatever you call it....we need your help. Please donate items for our basket raffles that will be held on Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at Tuesday Coffee and again Oct. 12, at the Bowling Tournament. We have the baskets if you don’t, as well as wrap. Just bring them to Sue Symes home and Sandy will make them beautiful. Winning tickets will be drawn on October 12 at All Star Winning Bowling Alley and on October 15 at Tuesday Coffee. You don’t need to be a bowler to come to the Del Tura Walkers Second Annual 889 NE 27th Lane • Cape Coral, FL 33909 “Double D” Bowling Tournament on Saturday, October 12,2013, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the All Star Lanes in North Fort Myers. We had a ball (no pun intended), last year Breakfast Special Dinner Special and we’ll have a blast this year. Get your Monday & Friday friends for a fun evening; raffle baskets, 2 eggs, choice of meat, potatoes & toast silent auction, prizes, 50-50, $6.00 pizzas, All You Can Eat Fish Fry jello-shots and all the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.”

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HOA BOARD 2013-2014 President - dburnsphillips@gmail.com Donna Burns-Phillips

731-2760

Vice President -stenji49@gmail.com Jim Stenzel

826-0524

Secretary - Amberwood52@comcast.net Gail Ventura

217-0540

Treasurer -rblevinshoa11@yahoo.com Ruth Ann Blevins

543-8134

Director - hglasson@comcast.net Helene M. Glasson

217-0592

Director -Iouisew@ameritch.net Kevin Wilcox

731-8474

Director - havasulakemary@yahoo.com Mary White 307-631-5945 Director - ronraming@comcast.net Ron Raming

543-3705

Director - toliver75@hotmail.com Tony Oliver

834-8699

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Other Contact Numbers

Blood Bank -Nancy.Hendrick@lee memorial.org...............Lee Memorial Hospital...............239-343-2333 Co-Librarian..................................................................................Kathleen Quigley...................... 543-4329 Co-Librarian............................................................................................ Barb Jones...................... 543-6922 Del Tura Repertory Company................................................................Jackie Keen...................... 731-9619 Entertainment/Show Information............................................... Helene M. Glasson...................... 217-0592 Equipment Loans - Summer...............................................................Kevin Wilcox...................... 731-8474 Equipment Loans - Summer............................................................... Linda Storma...................... 997-9066 Equipment Loans - Winter......................................................................Val Coache...................... 543-6425 Equipment Loans- Medical...................................................................Rich Symes...................... 731-1308 Equipment Loans- Medical...................................................................Rick Rudizk...................... 546-3662 Feral Cat Infromation “SOS”...................................................Helen Wythe-Harder...................... 410-4960 FISH- Friends in Service Here........................................................ DiAnne Conlon...................... 313-3824 FMO Membership................................................................................. Alice Harris...................... 731-1397 Golf, Ladies (LEGA)................................................................... Ruth Ann Blevins...................... 543-8134 HOA Membership.................................................................................Doris Meyer...................... 731-1937 HOA Office......................................................................... WEEKDAYS 9-NOON...................... 731-3461 Name Tags............................................................................................. Fran Pouliot...................... 543-6141 Seminars (HOA Board President).......................................... Donna Burns Phillips...................... 731-2760 Tower - Advertising bobemy4ivp@verizon.net........................................ Bob Stein...............941-349-0194 Tower- Delivery Co-ordinator............................................................. Anna Wilson...................... 731-3604 Tower Editor.........................................................................................Doris Meyer...................... 731-1937 Video Library..................................................................................... Elaine Schnur...................... 567-1108 Volunteers for Tuesday coffee: Social hour begins at 8:00 am, Tony Oliver Announcements at 9:00 am . .......................................................... May-October...................... 834-8698 Welcome Committee.....................................................................Marlene DeGraaf...................... 599-4404 Sound Systems........................................................................David & Judy Jacobs...................... 567-4598 Fred Hall...................... 731-1890 Jim Stenzel....................... 940-0327 Lighting.....................................................................................Charles & Peg Note...................... 731-5615 ..............................................................................................................Doris Meyer...................... 731-1937 Hometown America Fountain Grille Restaurant.............................................................................................................. 543-1978 Front Gate....................................................................................................................................... 731-2523 Golf Pro Shop................................................................................................................................. 731-7814 Homeowners Complaints................................................................................................................ 731-3433 Sales & Administrative office......................................................................................................... 731-3433

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Phone Numbers Tom Bennett.................................. 217-6106 Dianne Conlon............................... 313-3824 Joan Johnson................................ 217-0284 Tom Longo..................................... 567-0738 Woody/Peg Mock........................... 322-4625 Bob/Betty Huyvaert................ 847-913-3735 David Spilotros.............................. 217-0440 David/Sharon Daniels............. 585-727-0491 Neil/Donna Dorsey................. 252-367-8310 Robert/Sonia Ryan........................ 349-4219 Fred/Carole Morgan ..................... 543-1380 Stanley/Carol Loson............... 518-496-8418 John/Karen Brennan...................... 731-2593 Bob/Isobel Albert........................... 313-1717 Jesse/Sherry Leverre.................... 217-0408 John/Christine Raynor................... 599-4760 Michael/Margaret Johnson............ 567-0539 Chuck/Michelle Reese................... 691-5558 Thomas/Kathleen Hoffay............... 731-0442 Don/Jean Zimmerman................... 599-8908 Wanda Davis................................. 994-1596

Please bring your phone number to the Clubhouse and drop it in The Tower mailbox in the Clubhouse hallway or email it to: moredor1034@AOL.com and it will be published. Joe/Mary Kay Romagano.............. 567-4711 Rick/Sandi Morgan........................ 322-6211 Ty/Grace Clapper .................. 217-493-8816 Dave/Nancy Denny........................ 567-1688 Peter/Astrid Kaschube................... 565-8809 Jim/Pat Corbett.............................. 410-9392 John/Moa Shearer......................... 204-1044 Rudy/Jeanne Ruttendjie......... 847-204-7147 Paul/Janet Coconis................. 740-819-0196 Jose/Fernanda Nogueira........ 508-406-8523 Glenn/Mary Kay Tointon......... 920-309-1294 Ake Ramstrom............................... 839-4198 Robert/Deanna Essex................... 599-4242 M.Greg/Donna Roberts................. 599-4170 Joseph/JoAnn McDaniel................ 405-3701 Al/Maria Matthews.................. 978-239-7842 Terry/Linda Kinzel.......................... 543-6542 John/Priscilla Peterson........... 517-331-0559 Gerry Benjamins............................ 322-9866 Alan/Barbara Hrycyshyn................ 464-4539 Bonnie/George Evangelist.............. 315-573-2832 Bonnie George Evangelist.............. 315-573-2834 Beverly Krueger............................. 731-0158 White, Ed/Mary....................... 307-631-5945


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239-851-0685 for information on prices and table sizes. Please call soon, as the spaces sell out early. Friday evening, November 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is a preview and sale of the items for residents only. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE. Saturday, November 2, all are welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You are invited to enjoy a Hot Dog Lunch with chips and a drink for $4.00. There will be a Raffle associated with the Fair; ticket sales and viewing of the prizes will be held two weeks prior, at Coffee, and during the Fair. The Raffle drawing will be held at 12:30

p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. You do not have to be present to win. We will be pleased to accept any donations of handmade items for the Raffle Table. You do not have to be a vendor to donate; however, it is requested that our vendors donate a small item handmade by them for our Raffle. There will be a vendors’ meeting on October 23, 2013, table payment will be expected and items for the Raffle will be accepted at that time. Please join us at one of the finest Craft Fairs in the North Fort Myers area. And it is all for Charity!! See you there! June Malonson

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By June Malonson For those of you new to the community, The Del Tura HOA supports a Vendors Craft Fair for Charity each November. The proceeds from the Fair are donated to local charities. Last year the Craft Fair celebrated its 25th year. I am the Craft Fair Coordinator, my name is June Malonson. I took over the operation of the Craft Fair four years ago and I am proud to say our Fair is one of the most sought after Craft Fairs in the area. We have space and/or tables available for Crafters within the community and invite nonresidents to join the fun. Please call me at: 239-652-4151 or cell:

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Meet Our Two New Directors

By Mary Richardson A few months ago when we featured our HOA Board members in this paper there were two positions vacant. Thankfully two Del Turians stepped forward to join the ranks of this important group.

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MARY WHITE of San Luis Drive was appointed to the position of Director and will be in charge of Health and Wellness activities. Mary was born in Raton, NM and came to Florida by way of Wyoming. How many residents do we have here from either of these states? Mary graduated from McArthur HS in Hollywood, FL before attending Miami Dade Community College and moved to Del Tura with her husband Ed in 2012. She and Ed have been married for forty-six years and have three daughters and six granddaughters.

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She managed the outpatient clinic for Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas, WY for a number of years. The 22bed hospital serviced three counties. Mary would assist the specialist that came into town. In 2001 her husband was transferred to Fort Lauderdale and she went to work for the Orthopedic Center of South Florida. Then he was transferred again this time to Arizona and she worked as a surgery coordinator for Lakeside Orthopedics in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Even in the relatively short time Mary has lived in our community she has become active by serving on the Entertainment Committee and in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). She is currently in charge of our Health Fair, which will be held on January 22, 2014 and is seeking suggestions for participants for that event. GAIL VENTURA who lives on Tierra Entrada graciously accepted the appointment as Secretary to the HOA Board to finish the term of Betty Wright who left to live in Texas. Gail was born and grew up in Arlington, MA. She moved from Topsfield, MA known as the Home of the Oldest Country Fair in the Country to Del Tura in 2011. Gail taught in the Arlington, MA and Watertown, MA school districts for

many years and then also worked for an educational company in Rowley, MA. Gail bought her house in Del Tura in 2008 and moved here fulltime in 2011. An avid golfer, Gail is now serving as Treasurer of the Nine-Hole Women’s Golf League and is also an active member of FISH. We are so thankful that these two well-qualified women have agreed to serve our HOA and work for the betterment of our community. DEL TURA

Choralaires By Peggy Iacovino For all our Choralaires who have been away. there will be no Christmas Concert this year. We will start rehearsals for the Spring Concert in January 2014. The Spring Concert will be held on Friday, March 22, 2014. Rehearsals For the Spring Concert will start on the following dates: Monday, January 6, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Any questions, please call Peggy Iacovino at 731-8819.

Attention Neighborhood Watch and Safety Patrol Members

As of July 2013, the Del Tura Safety Patrol Program was discontinued. Please remove your Safety Patrol sign from your golf carts, they are no longer needed. I would like to thank all of you who participated in our Safety Patrol Program. I would not have been able to do it without your help. I want to especially thank Linda Storma who started the Neighborhood Watch and Safety Patrol program over six years ago, also Eddy Highfield who took over for two years while I served on the Board of Directors. I then took it over after Eddy took ill and with the help of Linda Storma taking care of my computerized member ros-

ters made it easier for me, with all your help, to keep Del Tura a safe place for us to live in. There is still a Neighborhood Watch Program. It’s just a matter of all of us looking out for each other’s homes and neighbors. If you see something that is not quite what it should be, call The Sheriff’s Office at 477-1000. If it is a matter of life or death, call 911. Again, it has been an honor and a privilege to have served as your Neighborhood Watch and Safety Patrol Chairperson. Thank you all. Henry Moreau


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Have you ever thought what it could be like if there were no music? It is the only language that everyone, regardless of race, religion, age, etc can understand. Sometimes music helps us remember, sometimes it helps us forget. Some people’s favorite song is attached to a special occasion, memory, or person. Others choose their favorite based on lyrics, melody, or the performance of a particular artist. Here are the favorite songs of some of the Good Timers: Peg McTernan - “Proud to be an American” Kathleen Quigley - “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Anna Wilson - “How Great Thou Art” Barbara Taylor - “Satin Doll” Alice Harris - “Battle Hymn of the Republic” Sylvia Miller - “Some Enchanted Evening” Janet Clemens - “Because of You” Pat Giavanti - “My Way” Bill Southwick - “It’s Only Make Believe” Louise Dodge and Lisa Collins “Amazing Grace” Vi Combe - “Stardust” Jean Cochran - “Can I Have this Dance for the Rest of My Life” Nancy Skorlinski - “Wind Beneath My Wings” Barbara Boyd - anything by Jerome Kern Mary Lou Pudlo - “Please Release Me” Sue Highfill - “I Can’t Stop Loving You” Anna Incorvaia - “O Solo Mio” (Mom Josephine - “Amazing Grace”) Pat Clemens - “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” Lynn Everett - “Love is a Many Splendid Thing” Susan Savitt - “Send in the Clowns” When you next see people whose favorites are listed, you may want to ask them the reason a particular song is their favorite. A few, such as Pat Clemens, may even sing a verse or two for you, and add a few dance steps as well. Speaking of Pat, we want to thank her for once again hosting the annual August meeting/cocktail party at her home. As always, those attending enjoyed the gathering. Joan Whaley, vice president, chaired the September meeting, as

Peg was not in town. The annual BBQ was held in September as well. The September birthdays of Barbara Taylor, Bea Botterbusch, Peg Giavanti, Joan Johnson, and Mary Lou Pudlo and yours truly were celebrated. Thanks to Lyn Bailey and Kathleen Quigley for the role they played in making this “grillin’ and chillin’” event a success. We want to give a shout-out to our member Alice Harris and the entire Wall Committee for their dedication and persistence regarding that project. We truly appreciate your efforts on all our behalves. Alice is recuperating well from her recent knee replacement, and she and Peg traveled to Orange, Mass. in August to attend the town’s 150th anniversary celebration. We are sure their presence added to the festivities. Cathy Wallace continues to recover from several health issues and is now residing at Calusa Harbour. We are very happy that she is nearby so that we can visit her. Cathy was a loyal Good Timer and a dedicated Entertainment Committee Chairperson, having a great sense of humor and being a caring person, qualities that make her a wonderful friend. New members are welcome to join the Good Timers throughout the year. If you are interested in joining, contact Membership Co-chairpersons, Pat Clemens (567-0716) or Lyn Bailey (543-9020). You are also welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings, without obligation to join, on the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Poinciana Ballroom. Our prerequisites are that you be single or windowed and that you like to share good times. The next meeting is on October l. Plans for the October dinner celebrating the October birthdays of Lorna Callan, Barbara Boyd, Marge Nosach, Deborah Taylor, and Anna Wilson will be announced at the October meeting. Louise Dodge will share information regarding our annual Broadway Palm luncheon and holiday show. Louise has once again agreed to host the annual event. Peg, our president, will also discuss details of the Holiday Dinner event. Yes, believe it or not, the holiday season will be here sooner that we think. Witching you a very Happy Howlo-ween!

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FROM THE OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT

Follow This Plan to Avoid Being Scammed As the peak of hurricane season quickly closes in on Southwest Florida, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents what to look for and how to stay away from some of the most common scams and frauds that may occur after a natural disaster. When preparing your hurricane survival kit this year, don’t forget to include these very important “posthurricane” safety and security tips to avoid being taken advantage of by con-artists who love to prey on disaster victims: Identity Thieves – Inclement weather may force you to abandon your home due to flooding and wind, leaving your personal items vulnerable to being scattered around town. Now is the time to shred sensitive information and place items such as your social security card, birth certificate and passport in a secured, water-proof container. If you are forced to relocate from your home, be sure to contact your local post office as soon as possible to either forward your mail or place it on hold as identity thieves have been known to collect information from abandoned houses. Dishonest contractors – If you have property damage you will most likely want to have it repaired as quickly as possible so you can regain a sense of normalcy. This mindset can leave you vulnerable to fly-by-night contractors looking to make a quick buck. Beware of high price temporary repairs, a request for a large cash deposit, or pushy salesmen. If at all possible it is always best to get at least three written estimates by contractors who have roots in the local community. Fraudulent representation of FEMA – After a disaster, you may encounter someone who claims to be a FEMA representative. Beware of phone calls and individuals who go door-to-door asking for your social security and/or bank account numbers, FEMA registration number or other sensitive material. FEMA reps typically will not take an active role in seeking out individuals, but will make themselves accessible to victims by travelling through damaged areas. If in doubt, contact the Sheriff’s Office. Charitable phishing or spoofing alerts – Beware of websites and e-mails soliciting donations for disaster victims. To ensure contributions to U.S. based non-profit organizations are received and used for intended purposes, go directly to the website of recognized charities and aid organizations’, as opposed to following links provided in e-mails. All internet scam complaints can be forwarded to www.ic3.gov.

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Our biggest retirement concern was time management. What were we going to do all day? Let me assure you, passing the time is not a problem. Your days will be eaten up by simple, daily activities. Just getting out of your car takes 15 minutes. Trying to find where you parked takes 20 minutes. It takes 1/2 hour on the check-out line in Wal-Mart and 1 hour to return the item the next day. Let me take you through a typi-

cal day. We get up at 5:00 a.m., have a quick breakfast and join the early morning Walk and Talk Club. There are about 30 of us, and rain or shine we walk around the streets, all talking at once. Every development has some late risers who stay in bed until 6:00 a.m. After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers out to make us road kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity.


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Can “Excess” Retirement Dollars Help Your Grandchildren?

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this “Day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the greatest gifts you can give them may be financial support for their college education — and one way you can help provide this support could be found in the distributions you receive from your retirement accounts. To understand how this technique might work, you’ll need to be familiar with the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules governing various retirement accounts. Actually, they’re pretty straightforward: Once you turn 70½, you’ll generally have to start taking withdrawals from your traditional IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan — such as a 457(b) plan, if you work for a state or local government, or a 403(b) plan, if you work for an educational institutions or nonprofit group. (If you have a Roth IRA, you are not required to take withdrawals at any age.) Your required minimum distribution is calculated by dividing the prior Dec. 31 balance of your retirement account by a life expectancy factor published by the Internal Revenue Service. As the word “minimum” suggests, you can take out more than this amount, but not less. You can use the money you withdraw for any purpose you choose. It may be that you need all of it to help support your retirement lifestyle. But if you have enough money coming in from other sources — such as Social Security and any investments held outside your retirement accounts — you may find that you don’t really need to use every dollar from your RMDs. And if that’s the situation, you might want to devote some of this money to a college fund for your grandchildren. Or you could simply give the funds to your grandchildren’s parents and let them decide how best to employ it for college. But you do have other options. For example, you could establish a 529 plan and name your grandchildren as beneficiaries. With a 529 plan, any potential earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that 529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes if you participate in your home state’s plan. However, 529 plans vary, so check with your tax advisor regarding deductibility. In all likelihood, you’ll be able to contribute as much as you want to a 529 plan, because the lifetime contribution limits are generous — although these limits vary by state. Plus, a 529 plan is flexible: If your grandchild decides against an eligible college or vocational school, you can generally transfer the unused funds to an eligible family member. A 529 plan is not the only college savings vehicle available to help your grandchildren; for other possibilities, you may want to consult with your financial advisor. In any case, once you start taking your RMDs from your retirement accounts, think about putting any “excess” amounts to work for your grandchildren’s college education. Your generosity could provide benefits for a lifetime. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Entertainment Committee Update

By Susan Savitt The Del Tura entertainment season is about to begin! The curtain will rise for the opening event, our annual Halloween Dance and Party on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Those participating in the parade are requested to sign in at 6:30 p.m. We are very pleased to present a Del Tura favorite, Greg Miller and his band to provide the music for this fun-filled evening. Greg has performed at a Del Tura golf banquet and received very positive feedback.

He has also appeared locally at Anthony’s on the Boulevard, the Firehouse Grill and Lake Fairways. Although it is not mandatory to dress in costume, we urge you to do so and join in the Halloween Parade in the Starlight Ballroom before the dance begins. Prizes will be given in several categories, and the ballroom will be decorated Halloween appropriate. BYOB and snacks, and prepare to party and dance the night away. Ticket sales begin on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 a.m in the Starlight Ballroom. The first day of sales is for HOA members only. Tickets will also be sold Tuesday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the Starlight Ballroom. Sales are open on these dates for all Del Turians. The cost is $8.00 per person. HOWL ON! The curtain will be raised for the first professional show on Sat-

urday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the beautiful Starlight Ballroom. The Swinging Divas, three female performers who combine their singing and comedy skills to present a fabulous musical review, will entertain us. They have appeared locally at Cape Coral High School, Lake Fairways, Jamaica Bay and many other venues. They are also known as The Jukebox Sweethearts. The tickets for this show will go on sale at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, in the Starlight Ballroom. On the first day of sales HOA members only are eligible to purchase tickets. Everyone is eligible to purchase tickets on October 29 and November 5 starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Starlight Ballroom. Tickets are $16.00 per person for this performance. Join us on November 9, and we will all swing along with the Swinging Divas! Cathy Wallace has resigned as

chairperson of the Entertainment Committee. We send Bravos to Cathy for her dedication, and thank her for her time spent on booking shows and dances, overseeing ticket sales, decorations and all the many other things that must be handled before there can be another opening, another show. Cathy is now residing at Calusa Harbor and would love to hear from her many Del Tura friends. She can be reached at 344-0505. We are sure that her outgoing personality and dry sense of humor will win her many new friends. We will miss her. We are pleased to announce that Helene Glasson, who has filled in for Cathy for the past several months, has agreed to continue chairing the committee for the 2013-14 season. Helene is dedicated to providing Del Turians with top-notch professional performances and dances. In or-

der to reach that goal, it is important that you complete the survey regarding your preferences in this edition of The Tower. Committee members for the 2013-14 season are: Jan Loosli, Mary Harrell, Dave and Ruth Ann Lugten, Lou and Karen Rivet, John and Priscilla Peterson, Ed and Mary White, Debbie Winsor, Alice Harris and yours truly, Susan Savitt. Stay tuned as we have some outstanding dances, shows and special events coming your way. Be sure to circle December 31, 2013, on your calendar and plan to attend a New Year Eve’s show and dance extravaganza. Details will be shared in The Tower, on our flyers at the pools and at Tuesday coffees in November and December. If you have any questions, ticket concerns, etc., you can contact Helene at 217-0592. It is time to begin – Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

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New Residents New Volunteers New Fun Classes

By Linda Storma We are always asking for volunteers because that is how things get done here in Del Tura. At the Welcome Committee’s August Get Together, some new residents came up with some great classes that they would be willing to teach FOR FREE! BILL GIMBEL is an award winning artist and art teacher. He would like to give us a chance to enjoy the world of art in a class he will be giving here at Del Tura. If you are interested, call him at 941-

286-1233, and he will put a class together for us. PENNY BERTON has had a great career in dance, and teaches dance classes for all ages. She is willing to get a group together for Tap Dance lessons. If you are interested just give her a call at 349-4450, and she will work on getting space at the clubhouse for a fun class. THANK YOU for volunteering to help us make Del Tura the best place in the world to live and enjoy the good life.

Why do we think everything has to be rigidly planned? We all know that we have to schedule our days but within that schedule we need to leave some time to let the moments come to us and enjoy the outcome. In doing so, you may be pleasantly surprised! Recently as I listened to our adult children reminisce about their childhood years (sometimes exaggerated to say the least) it reminded me once again of the simple things- and how the unplanned moments of our lives are the most memorable. Realizing the importance of their words I decided to take the time this summer to really try and practice the art of staying calm, just kicking back, enjoying the wonders that our daily lives surround us with. Listening to their stories reminded me of my childhood years and how my friends and I would embrace the magical moments. Never thinking that everything had to have a plan, just letting it happen gave us the happiest of days... We were just enjoying the carefree days of our youth without expectations. Is it possible at this stage of our lives to really enjoy some of those laid back - “hazy crazy days of summer” – the ones without planned expectations, but with outcomes that leave us laughing and smiling at the end of each day? I think so! I’ve learned a few lessons this summer but I think the most important lesson of all for me is that I do not have to get it right 100% of the time. I’ve learned to throw the burnt food out and open a can of soup. In reality, the most important thing is to spend time with the ones you love - they don’t care if you’ve burned dinner! Finally, putting our energy into the things that really matter allows us to spend more pleasant times together with family and friends. When we make the decision to approach things positively, and not put pressure on ourselves to perfect every situation we are in most instances pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

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How do we as individuals handle our expectations and the actual realities of our dreams, or plans? What determines our reactions when our expectations don’t equal the final outcomes? I guess everyone is different - but in many ways the same. So many factors come into play when we are faced with the true realities of everyday life. Simple disappointments, sometimes defined as trivial can trigger different emotions when compared to the bigger problems that life presents us with as we travel through this lifelong journey. For example, a recipe that fails can be upsetting, but when we compare it to the illness of a loved one it becomes extremely trivial. Yet we allow ourselves to react to a cake that doesn’t rise, or cookies that burn like it was a matter of life and death….Why? We need to allow ourselves to make mistakes, learn from our experiences, and save our energy for the bigger stress factors in our lives. I know, easier said than done! It is something that we all need to work on constantly. Life-long lessons are never easy! In one day I have managed to

burn banana bread, annihilate a meatloaf, and scorch two of my fingers. All of this and I hadn’t even left the house yet! Was I emotional? Did I cry? Did I call myself an imbecile? Yes, to all of the above! Why? I’m post menopausal, retired with plenty of time to not rush, or stress over these things. I’m sure many of us can relate to this type of day. We all have days like this and thank God that they are not all consistent. Each day gives us a fresh clean slate and allows us to go forth with a new positive outlook. So we try again and live with the belief that the most meaningful things in life are not the ones that are material, or the ones that depend on our abilities to be perfect cooks. Most important are the people that we are doing these things for! How about those trips that we have all planned over the years? Which ones were the most enjoyable, or the most memorable? Everyone knows that plans have to be made - but sometimes we think that each hour of every day has to include a planned activity. How many of those planned days left us so exhausted that we went through the motions of the following day exhausted and dazed?

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New Prospect Chapter #1475 of The Questers completed its third year and its members are looking forward to a busy 2013-14 season. The Questers are part of an international organization whose members are interested in studying about antiques and preserving historical landmarks. Last year the New Prospect Questers found and had restored a 1930s refrigerator complete with a top compressor unit, which they presented to the historic Burroughs Home in downtown Fort Myers for their newly renovated period kitchen. The chapter applied for and received a $500 grant from the Florida State Questers to help pay for this project. The officers of this chapter are: Carolyn Brueggemann, President; Diana Camp, Vice-President; Julia Guffey, Secretary; and Mar-

lene King, Treasurer. Last year the members attended two state conferences and sponsored a local area meeting at Fisherman’s Village where Mary Richardson gave a presentation on the History of Handkerchiefs. They also had programs on wedding gowns, Hummels, Civil War Ancestors, and made field trips to the Sanibel

Historical Museum and the Mound House on Fort Myers Beach. Three of the members attended the International Convention held in Rogers, AK last May. The picture shows several of the Questers with our “new” refrigerator. Anyone who is interested in joining the chapter, please call Mary Richardson at 731-0521.


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SPORTS NEWS DEL TURA

Del Tura Nine-Hole Women’s Golf Assoc.

By Rita Immoor 7/4: In Honor of the 4th of July, no golf was played. 7/11: Scramble on North - 1st place team was Rita Immoor, Pat Alley and Maryann Wuerdeman. 7/18: Low Net on North - 1st place Jan Pederson, 2nd Irma Young, 3rd was tied Marge Fisher and Kay Martin. 7/25: Shamble on South Three-way tie for first place. Almost everyone who played! Yes we are THAT good! 8/1: Low Gross on South - A flight Dorinda Doyle, B flight Marie Baer. 8/8: Drop your worst score on West - Barb Jones and Kay Martin tied for 1st place. 8/15: Count your putts on West - Jean Barciz and Marge Fisher were tied for first with 14 putts. DEL TURA

Tied for third were Kay Martin, Marianne Denman and Rita Immoor all with 15 putts. 8/22: Scramble on North Maryann Wuerdeman, Pat DiNitto and Gail Ventura won first place with one over par. 8/29: Double Scramble on North - Maryanne Wuerdeman, Nora Chandler and Jean Cochran took first place. In addition to regular announcements at the weekly tournament play, members are reminded to regularly review published announcements on our Bulletin Board to obtain specifics for all planned events. New members are always welcome to join the Nine-Hole Women’s Golf Association at any time during the year. Don’t hesitate to contact Marlene DeGraaf at 599-4404 for more information.

I am writing this on August 23, so I don’t forget to get it in for the October Tower. Another week and it will be September already. As I look back, the summer has gone by quickly but I also will say, we are looking forward to our return home to beautiful Del Tura. Now back to some news about shuffleboard. We are looking forward to starting our Friday League again this fall. This will be my 9th year as team captain so it will be Janet’s and my job to get things ready to start another season. That means contacting all of last seasons team members to make sure you are all going to play in the 2013-2014 season. After we establish that, new schedules will need to be made up and printed along with a new league roster including current phone numbers. We run a league comprised of 20 teams. I know we have people interested in joining our league so once we get confirmation as to who is returning and who is dropping out,

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Member-Member: December 11 and 12. The Awards Banquet: December 6. Christmas Luncheon: December 19.In addition, now that more of us have returned, the Pro Shop will have a Demo Day in late October and Ryan will offer clinics on Wednesdays. Watch for announcements in the Pro Shop or the Dungeon. What happens when you have a wild shot and yell “Fore”? Have you done all you can and therefore are off the hook? Not exactly!! According to Bill Pennington in a New York Times article (June 24, 2013) if you hit someone who is standing near the green, for example, (moving a little too slow for you and you hit before they drive away) you are liable and could find yourself in court. Because we have so many par 3s and play slows down on busy days and because many players will say I can’t hit that far, they will tee up and hit too soon. While we would hope the players in front of us would delay telling jokes, doing scoring and

Every day another house is occupied and another golfer joins us on Thursday. We are certainly glad to have you all back. While members were away the courses received attention and much needed rest. Happily, starting on Sept. 9, the three courses were opened again. It is now time for the many fall events to begin. Many of our members enjoy visiting other courses during season for LEGA and Invitational events. This fall we hosted one of each at Del Tura. The LEGA event took place September 13, the Invitational is October 3. Lynne Miller organized the Invitational around the theme of “A Time for Golf”. Besides the tournament itself there will be gift baskets to win. Each basket contains items representing the different cities our members are from. November and December are especially busy. Mark your calendars for the following: The Club Championship: Nothen, if we have openings, I will vember 14, 20 and 21. contact those people who are interested in joining and give them an opportunity to join our league. DEL As always, subs are a very imporTURA tant part of our league and we always have a great need for people who would rather be a sub than Doctor related activities eat up most of your a regular. There isn’t a week that retirement time. I enjoy reading old magazines goes by that we don’t have a need in sub-zero temperatures in the waiting room, so for subs. Anyone interested in beI don’t mind. Calling for test results also helps ing on a team or a sub, please conthe days fly by. It takes at least half an hour just tact Janet or myself by phone. Our getting through the doctor’s phone menu. Then there’s the hold time until you’re connected to local number is 239-731-0892 and the right party. Sometimes they forget you’re we do have an answering machine holding, and the whole office goes off to lunch. so if we aren’t home, please leave a message and we will return your Should you find you still have time on your call. Janet and I plan on arriving in hands, volunteering provides a rewarding opDel Tura on Oct. 6, and it would portunity to help the less fortunate. Florida be greatly helpful for league memhas the largest concentration of seniors under bers to call us as soon as possible five feet and they need our help. I myself am a after the 6th to let us know if you volunteer for “The Vertically Challenged Over will be playing again this season. 80”, I coach their basketball team, The Arthritic That would save us a lot of calling Avengers. The hoop is only 4 1/2 feet from the all of you. We plan on starting the floor. You should see the look of confidence on season on Friday, November 1. their faces when they make a slam dunk. Looking forward to that and looking forward to seeing all of you again soon!

Friday Shuffleboard League

By Jack Blevons

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making dinner plans until they reach the next hole, we all know that does not always happen. So, take a deep breath and tell your own joke when fellow members appear to linger. Courts have ruled we are not responsible for errant shots (still should pay for that window!) but if the golfer is in “your line of fire” then it is not an accident!! Since our last article three of our ladies had a hole in one. They are: Elayne Jordon-June 9 on 2 North Louise Bowers-June 21 on 8 South Audrey Martin-July 15 on 7 North Congratulations to Elayne, Louise and Audrey. If you are new to Del Tura and are interested in learning more about our Association please leave your name and number in the Pro Shop. We have many events planned for the coming year and would very much like to have new members participating with our present ones. Everyone have a good and safe round!

Humor Food shopping is a problem for short seniors or “bottom feeders” as we call them because they can’t reach the items on the upper shelves. There are many foods they’ve never tasted. After shopping, most seniors can’t remember where they parked their cars and wander the parking lot for hours while their food defrosts. Lastly, it’s important to choose a development with an impressive name. Italian names are very popular in Florida. They convey world traveler, uppity sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live... Murray’s Condos or the Lakes Of Venice ? There’s no difference. They’re both owned by Murray who happens to be a real cheap guy. I hope this material has been of help to you future retirees. If I can be of any further assistance, please look me up when you’re in Florida.. I live in The Leaning Condos of Pisa in Boynton Beach.


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Fall 2013 Tennis Leagues

Your Board of Directors has established the Tennis dates and times for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. See the calendar posted on this bulletin board. Sign-up Sheets will be posted on the Tennis Bulletin Boards located in a lower level corridor of the Clubhouse and in the Screen Room at the North Courts. They were posted on August 31, 2013, and will be removed on October 1. If you have to try out and do not make it, you will be asked to play at a lower level. If you are unable to play at a different level than you sign up for, please indicate this on the signup sheet or let the League Chairman know. Names of players who must try out will be posted on the bulletin boards on October 4. If you can not make the tryouts, please notify League Chairman. See the list below for people who are automatically accepted into their 2013 level because they finished in the top 5 in 2012. You may only tryout for the next higher level if your name is on this list. New players, please contact League Chairman, Gerry Benjamins (322-9866), to determine the level at which you may try out. Men’s A Denny Erickson, Claus Czok, Wally Stos, Jim Hinchberger Men’s B1 Ted Thevenet, Kevin O’Keefe George Liddle, Ron Howell, Richard Anderson Men’s B2 Dave Harting, Joe Mastrangelo, Bob Harmon, Ron Emo, Fred Mendenhall Women’s Joan Leydon, Gail Howell, Eva Huppe, Marcia Hinchberger, Mixed Doubles Mixed Doubles (Women)

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Joan Wanamaker, Gail Howell Carol Hancock, Alice Harmon Mixed Doubles (Men) Ron Howell, Bill Harris, Bob Harmon, Don Dowell TRYOUTS: Women’s Levels A & B: Wednesday, October 9, 8:00am Court 1 Men’s Level A: Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 p.m. Court 1 Men’s B1-B2 Levels: Thursday, October 10, 8:00 a.m. Courts 1-4 Men’s B3 and Mixed doubles (If needed): Friday, October 11, Courts 1 and 2 Note: All leagues will be limited to (8) players or (8) men and (8) women in the mixed doubles. Players who did not make the cut in tryouts must play one level down. If you are not on the accepted list, above, for that level, you must again try out at that level. The tryouts are done to fill vacancies at that level. When vacancies are filled, remaining players who did not make the cut may try out again at next lower level. Level Reps will be asked to distribute schedules to players prior to the beginning of league play. A copy of each league schedule will also be posted on the bulletin board. Any makeup matches that are necessary must be concluded before the last ending date as shown on the calendar. Men play: A-Mondays 1:00 p.m. B1Thursdays 8:00 a.m. B2-Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. B3-Thursdays 8:00 a.m. Women play: A-Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. B-Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. Mixed doubles play: Saturdays 10:00 am. You must be a member of the Tennis Association to participate. If you have questions, contact Gerry Benjamins or one of the other Board Members.

Games Roundup

Pinochle Scores By Ralph and Eleanor Lingeman 6/5/13...........Marcella Carothers Florence Dean Ralph Lingeman 6/12/13...................Sue Dunigan Ralph Lingeman 6/19/13.............Chuck Carothers Ralph Lingeman 6/26/13.................... Fred Fosolo Sue Dunigan Eleanor Lingeman 7/3/13........... Marcella Carothers Ralph Lingeman Fred Fosolo 7/10/13.............Chuck Carothers Fred Fosolo Marcella Carothers

7/17/13.................... Fred Fosolo Marcella Carothers Chuck Carothers 7/24/13...................Sue Dunigan Fred Fosolo Chuck Carothers 7/31/13...................Sue Dunigan Marcella Carothers Chuck Carothers 8/14/13.............Chuck Carothers Marcella Carothers Fred Fosolo 8/21/13.............Chuck Carothers Fred Fosolo Marcella Carothers 8/28/13.............Chuck Carothers Fred Fosolo Marcella Carothers

Tuesday Night Euchre Scores By Marcella Carothers 7/16/13................Audrey Person Chuck Carothers 7/30/13........................Ray Dean Marcella Carothers 8/6/13..... Charles Carothers (tie) Bob Harmon Ron Hulett 8/13/13.........Marcella Carothers Chuck Carothers 8/20/13................Audrey Person Nancy Skorlinski Ron Boshaw 8/27/13.......... Debby Taylor (tie) Audrey Person Ron Hulett


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Classifieds

Rates for classified ads will be as follows: 2 to 3 lines is $8.00/mo, or $50.00 if you pay for one year; 4 to 5 lines is $13.00/mo, or $100.00 for one year; and 6 to 8 lines is $20.00 /mo. No ad over 8 lines will be accepted. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Place ads by calling: 941-349-0194 or 941-539-0205 email: islandvp@verizon.net We use only one page for the classified ads. “The Tower” does not inform you when classified ads expire. However; the expiration date is at the end of your ad in parenthesis (mo/yr). Please make checks payable to: Island Visitor Publishing, LLC PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Without Professional Prices! Interior/Exterior, 25 years experience, Power Washing, Home Maintenance and repairs! Del Tura resident. Call Jim or Suzi Smith 543-2046 (oct13)

AIRPORT SCOOTS- to and from the airport or Doctors’ appointments. Need to go grocery shopping and can’t get out? Please call Monique Reilly 567-2292 (feb14)

HANDY MAN – Electrical - Plumbing - Wood rot, Carpentry, Screen repair, Ceiling Fans, etc. Del Tura Resident Chuck 731-0188 (dec13)

LAMINATES, wood rot, power wash, int./ ext. painting, plumbing, gutters, roofs cleaned. Res. Ref. Call Stan 731-9756 (jan14)

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REAL ESTATE - Interested in selling or buying, and fast friendly service. Call Del Tura resident Mary Tarrence at 239-443-8682 (jan14)

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At the completion of “The Wall”, our Hometown management hosted a party on September 10, 2013, for all the residents whose yards backed up to the new wall project.

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Above is a photo of your Wall BILLING! Something many of us Committee. It was a long road... wanted for a very long time. 2nd - They saved each and evbut here are a few BIG successes: 1st - They got us MONTHLY ery homeowner $1,339.29!!! That is what Hometown billed each one of us. But your HOA Board stopped them in their tracks and told you NOT TO PAY IT. And then the Committee started getting to work on a solution. 3rd - Long, long story very short...we have the wall and except for some minor cosmetic fixes, IT IS NOW FINALLY COMPLETE! Del Turian residents are VERY LUCKY to have such caring individuals to watch out for us. If you see one of them, please take a second to thank them for their hard work.


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out at our tables. Our program for kid’s projects has been super successful. We were really pleased to see all of those grandchildren having a good time painting. Because we had so many little ones and some teens too, we will be sure to restock with even more projects for the Holiday visits. All pieces including instruction, paints, brushes, etc. are only $5.00 each. Come in and see some of the cool things we have for your grandchildren.

We are planning another seminar for those of you who want to “TRY BEFORE YOU BUY’ to see if you would like spending some time doing Ceramics. Also we are contemplating having a porcelain doll class. Let us know what you think. We would love for you to drop by our room and ask any questions or just stay and watch for a while. If you need any additional information, please call our President, Janet Ragone at 543-7818. See you soon. Dianne Bevilacqua, Treasurer

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We all hope everyone has had a great summer in Del Tura and have stayed busy despite the heat and rain. And for those of us who traveled North, we welcome you back to Paradise. Over the summer months, many more projects were brought into the classroom and a good number of new members have enjoyed working on them. Our membership has grown so much over the last months that we are running out of seats. It’s a great group of people and we hope to see more of you in the fall. This year, we will be taking part in the November Bazaar. People are always asking us what projects we have and how would they look finished. So, we will have two tables showing pieces for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. There will be turkey platters, napkin rings, Christmas dishes and trees, etc. Of course all of our work will be for sale and we will be taking orders if some pieces should sell out and even for custom made pieces. And, we will have some really great items for raffles. Hope we have a great turn-

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Licensed and Insured

• Sewer Drain Cleaning All phases of plumbing • Re-Pipes Well pumps and equipment • Water Heaters • Garbage Disposals Remodels • Repairs • Sewer Line Video Inspection

November Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays 11/1....... Mike Kelly 11/2....... Wilma Antaya Christina Fez-Barrington Joan Koch Donald Savageau 11/3....... Donna Blandford Mary Chesbrough Ken Dunning 11/4....... Bob Keith Julie Masone James O’Brien 11/5....... Russell Hilbish Barbara Smith 11/6....... Patricia Casillo George Illingworth Pat Powers 11/7....... Gerry Benjamins George Leighton Jean Rutherford Linda Trombley Ron Whitney Stan Young 11/8....... Joan Massey Patricia Roth-Smith Harold Thorkelson 11/9....... Faye Hall Frank Robbins Mary Kay Tointon Nancy Toth 11/10..... Jack Martin Mary Kay Romagano Elizabeth Eberhardt Mike Talty 11/12..... Ann Boncore Ginger Kacmarski Connie Picciolo Ted Ross Mary Sheets

11/13 Linda Goldsmith JoAnn Greenlee Steve Marra 11/14..... Vivian Gray Otis Smith Peg Southworth 11/15..... Al Capuano Trudy Olds Lou Rotolo 11/16..... Virginia Born Sue Harris Brenda Jacques 11/17..... Nancy Ashe 11/18..... Linda Lane 11/19..... Betty Ferazzi 11/20..... Thomas Hoffay Elaine Kaydo Mary Spiller 11/21..... Nancy Denny Mickey Kacmarski 11/22..... Richard Gagnon Richard Hopcia 11/23..... Kay Goodchild Rick Rudzik Karl Smith Judy Sommers Michael Sproule 11/24..... Linda Berlovick Carol McHugh Louis Rivet Dave Talaba 11/25..... Claus Czok Elayne Jordan Dave Wilson 11/27..... Peg McTernan 11/28..... Bill Sheldon 11/29..... June Lowrey Don Mick 11/30..... Henry Coache

Anniversaries

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Resurfacing Specialists - 25 Years Driveways -- Garage Floors (Epoxy) Court Yards -- Patios Spray-Crete -- Pavers -- New Concrete Brick and Block Work -- Free Estimates No Job Too Big Or Small Del Tura Customer References Licensed and Insured

Call (239) 850-6722 or 368-2196

11/5........ Angelo & Peggy Iacovino...........64 years 11/6........ Paul & Jo Paszke.........................59 years 11/6........ Ralph & Betty Maerz....................7 years 11/7........ Joe & Sandie Ptashinski..............49 years 11/11...... Joe & Dianne Bevilacqua............30 years 11/12...... Richard & Karen Conte............... 11 years 11/14...... Ron & Carol Hopkins ...............26 years 11/16...... Glenn & Mary Ann Kropp..........40 years 11/18...... George & Bonnie Evangelist......35 years 11/18...... Fred & Linda Lane......................19 years 11/18...... Tim & Barbara Whitney..............24 years 11/19...... Bill & Molly Walker...................58 years 11/22...... Keith & Charlene Osborn...........22 years 11/24...... Frank & Jenny Miller..................39 years 11/26...... John & June Balancio.................24 years 11/27...... Charles & Vivian Gray................36 years

DEL TURA

Notice: Future Birthday and Anniversary Column

It has been so difficult to keep the list accurate that we have decided to verify names using the HOA membership roll. Therefore if you wish to have your name included on the Birthday and Anniversary list , please pay your dues and keep them current. If the dues have already lapsed your name and dates have probably been removed. It will be necessary to resubmit the information to me or to the Tower Box at the Clubhouse when you become an HOA member. Thank You. Rheta Kanen 731-0809 kanlig@juno.com


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E-mail addresses NEWS ITEMS AND ADS FOR “THE TOWER”, PLEASE USE ONLY THESE 2 e-mails ADDRESSES: ginnie1131@comcast.net OR moredor1034@aol.com (PLEASE SEND TO ONLY ONE) The Webmaster and HOA web site, use http://www.deltura-hoa.com Use password DTCCHOA where applicable.

The Del Tura Phone Book is not compiled by “The Tower”. It is produced by Hometown America. Please contact the HT office 731-3433 for errors and omissions.

To list events on the internet, please e-mail, and submit pictures & text in digital form. Tower Delivery: annawilson@comcast.net

HOA Board: hoaboard@delturahoa.com

HOA - The Homeowners Association of Del Tura Inc. Membership Application

I need your eyes!

Name: _________________________________________________________________________ Del Tura Address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: _ _______________________________________________________________________ Owner Check Here: _______

Renters Check Here: ________

Dues: $12.00 U.S. annually for homeowners and renters. Make check payable to: HOA Del Tura. Mail or deliver to Doris Meyer, 246 Las Palmas Blvd., No. Ft. Myers, FL 33903, 731-1937. If mailed, enclose a self -addressed stamped envelope for return of HOA cards.

HOA - Tower Delivery Travel Plans Please Do Not Deliver “The Tower” during the time I/We are away. Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Del Tura Address: _________________________________________________________________ Date-Will be away from: ____________________ Date-Will return on: _______________________ Please complete and drop into “The Tower” box in the Clubhouse.

For the correct listing of your

Birthday & Anniversary

e-mail to kanlig@juno.com or return this form to “TOWER” BOX OUTSIDE HOA OFFICE Birthdays Name: _____________________________ Address: ___________________________ __________________________ (Required) Phone #____________________(Required) Month (Spelled)____________Day: ______ Name: _____________________________ Anniversary Name: ______________________________ Month (Spelled)____________ Day: ______ Year married: ________________________ Number of years married as of 2013: ______

FMO - Membership Application: Name: ______________________________ Del Tura Address: _____________________ ___________________________________ Phone: (_____) _______________________ Email Address _ ______________________ _____ 1 Year Membership $22.00 _____ 3 Year Membership $55.00 # Of registered Fl. voters in household:_____ Non-Florida Address if Applicable: __________________________________ __________________________________ Which months do you NOT live in Florida: ___________________________________ Recruiter Name_______________________ Send To: FMO, P.O. Box 5300 Largo, FL 33779-5300

LOAN CLOSET

PLEASE CALL Val Coache 543-6425 | Kevin Wilcox 731-8474 NOW LOCATED IN THE MAINTENANCE AREA COTS, “PACK n’ PLAY, HI-CHAIRS, ETC

FISH

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Anyone needing to borrow equipment from the Medical Equipment Loan Trailer please contact: Rich Symes at 731-1308, Neil Miller at 731-3628, or Rick Rudzik at 543-3662. Island Visitor Publications, LLC Publishers: Bob & Emy Stein islandvp@verizon.net To advertise in print, call 941-349-0194 Editorial content supplied by Del Tura residents: Susan Savitt, Mary Richardson, Dianne Roderick, Rita Immoor, Sue Symes, Linda Storma, Eleanor Bergman, Carol Marra, Ralph & Eleanor Lingeman, Jack Blevons, Peggy Iacovino, June Malonson, Mary White, Erv Storma, Peter & Jayleen Ruffalo, Kevin & Lou Wilcox, Elaine Schnur, Linda Schoonmaker, Jim Marlow, Donna Burns-Phillips, BIll Nezamis (Contributing Photographer) The Tower is published monthly from October through May; with the June and July issue being combined as well as the August and September issue. Advertising rates and information will be gladly furnished by calling us at 941-349-0194 , We are ready to answer your questions and to assist you in preparing your ad at no extra charge. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy for any reason. Island Visitor Publishing, LLC is not responsible for any claims made by the advertisers.


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Daily Activity Schedule

DEL TURA

 DEL TURA DAILY ACTIVITIES 

Activity/Contact Information Exercise

Monday

Tai Chi , Marjorie Lord, 543-9072

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00-9:30

8:00-9:30

8:00-9:30

9:30-10:00

9:30-10:00

9:30-10:00

Jane Fonda Aerobics, Teddy Reid

10:00-10:45

10:00-10:45

10:00-10:45

Water Aerobics, North Pool,Linda Storma 997-9066

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:00

Tura Zumba, Teddy Reid, 731-7251

Yoga Practice, Starlight Ballroom, Dea Wells 283-5603

Saturday

Sunday

11:00-12:15

Sports Mixed Tennis - Open

8:00-10:00

Men's 18 Hole Golf League, Don Soper, 217-0879

8:00

Women's 9 Hole Golf League-Judith Riordan, 543-3753

8:30

Women's 18 Hole Golf League, Ruth Ann Blevins, 543-8134

8:30

Men's 9 Hole League, Jack Riordan Pres., 543-3753

9:00

Shuffleboard, open

9:00

Mixed Bowling, All Star, Dave Csuy, 543-9746, Oct-May

10:30

Shuffleboard, Traveling Team, Jan-Mar, Bob Crawford

12:30

Shuffleboard, Practice, Jack Blevons, 731-0892

12:30

Shuffle Board, Jack Blevons, 731-0892

1:00

Men's Billiards, Harry Christopher, 997-7345

1:00-3:00

Shuffleboard, Open, Marcella Carothers, 731-3315, Apr-Aug

1:00-3:00 3:00

3:00

Mixed Bowling, All Star Lanes, Gloria Ellis, 731-5693

3:00

Fun Bowling, All Star Lanes, Doris Meyer, 731-1937

2:00

Bocce, Oct-May

3:00-6:00

Bocce, Nov-April - Peggy Terrasi 603-236-2209 Softball - Cape Coral NW Complex, Oct - Mar, Mon & Wed Jay Flanagan - 543-1640

4:15

Shuffleboard, Open, Bob Crawford, 777-8290, Apr-Aug

7:00

5:00

5:00

Women's Billiards, Anna Wilson , 731-3604 Nov-Apr

7:00-10:00

Games Bingo - Starlight Ballroom - All Year

11:00-12:00

Canasta - Norrine McLaughlin , 543-1276

1:00-4:00

Hand & Foot - Card Game, Betty Scheetz - 609-477-9147

1:00-4:00

Open Bridge-Sylvia White - 731-5168

1:30-4:30

May I - Card Game- Norrine McLaughlin -543-1276 Dominoes-June Malonson 652-4151

1Bingo

in the Starlight Ballroom - Doors open

1:00-4:00

 DEL TURA DAILY ACTIVITIES 

Open Bridge- Marjorie Davis - 543-4225 1:00-4:00

5:30

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Bingo - Oct - Mar, Erv Storma 997-9066

6:15

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6:45-9:00

Duplicate Bridge-Carol Marra 731-0845

6:45-9:30

Duplicate Bridge- Deloris Nelson 731-9503

6:45-10:00

Euchre- Marcella Carothers - 731-3315

7:00-9:00

Good Timers Cards- B-1, Peg McTernan 543-3144 Mahjong- Rheta Kanen, 731-0809

7:00-9:00 7:00

Mahjong- Glenda Oliver - Card Room II, 834-8699

6:30

6:30

Mahjong - Marianne Denman - Card Room II, 543-5968

7:00

Mahjong- Dianne Bevilaqua- Card Room I, 567-2234

1:00-5:00

Pinochle-Ralph & Eleanor Lingeman, 543-1209

7:00-10:00

Other Activities & Clubs Computer Club - Marlene Eck - 543-9249 or Chris Raynor, 599-4760 Every otherTuesday, Sept-May

1:45-2:45

Scrapbooking & Card Making -

9:00

Blood Pressure Readings - Summer, 1st Tues of Month

8:00-9:00

Social and Coffee Hour - Starlight Ballroom Bird Carving- Bernie Forsey, 217-6024 - Nov-May

8:15 9:00-12:00

VIDEO CORNER is open in the library

1:00-3:00

Oil Painting - Gerri Robbins, 731-6390 Oct-May Choralaires-Edna Smith, 543-2467 - Nov-Mar

1:00-4:00 3:00-5:00

Investment Club 2nd & 4th wks, Jack Ireland 543-9701

4:00-6:00

Good Timers Mtg. 1st wk of Month, Pat Clemens 567-0716 Writers Group - Jack Dunnigan- 599-4221 -Jacaranda Room Every Other Tues Ceramics, Janet Ragone 543-7818 M-T-W - Starting Jan Thurs to

7:00-9:00 5:00 10-11:30

9:00-12:00

9:00-12:00

9:00-12:00

The Daily Activity Schedule will be updated on a monthly basis. Please submit any corrections or additions to Helene Glasson 217-0592 or by email hglasson@comcast.net prior to the 9th of each month. Thank you!


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Welcome to Del Tura!

The Welcome Committee sponsored a get-together for the new residents on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in the Fountain Grille Restaurant. Erv Storma took pictures and everyone enjoyed the light refreshments, cake, and soft drinks served by Nick Matarrese, owner of the restaurant. The lineup of speakers explained amenities available to residents as well as the importance of volunteering in Del Tura. Jim Marlow explained his position as the Community Manager; Donna Burns Phillips provided information about the HOA; Linda Storma explained the function of FMO; Sue Symes discussed the FISH program, and Marlene DeGraaf introduced a package of activities provided by volunteers residing in Del Tura. Speakers explained how to join the tennis and the golf leagues. Denny Erickson explained the tennis programs while Don Soper, Jack Riordan, Lynn Miller and Marianne Denman provided information about the golf leagues. Many questions were asked and answered. Paul Taggart, Director of Golf, provided a certificate for a round of golf for four people. We raffled off gift certificates for a free haircut from TK’s Hair Design, two $25.00 gift certificates for the restaurant and pub, and a large bag of gifts from FISH. Everyone was given a Del Tura tote bag containing a HOA handbook, information about FMO and an activity folder. Two of the new residents became volunteers for FISH and two men joined the Nine-Hole Men’s Golf League. Others discussed their willingness to share their talents with our community. Thank you to everyone who participated! If you are new to Del Tura and have not been visited by a committee member please call or e-mail one of the members listed below. Marlene DeGraaf, Welcome Committee Chairman

Welcome Committee Members Marlene DeGraaf – 599-4404 – mardg@comcast.net Linda Storma – 997-9066 – lucky2blinda@aol.com Erv Storma – 997- 9066 – ervs421069@aol.com Glenda Oliver – 834-8699 - tgoliver75@hotmail.com Liz Flanigan – 543-1640 - lflan@astate.edu Chris Raynor – 599-4760 - ceraynor@Hotmail.com Mary Ann Hoder – 567-7900 – mab42@comcast.net Vivian Gray – 543-6492 – charliesangel_bib@yahoo.com Jan Borromei – 315-224-8374 – ymfire@yahoo.com Peggy Peters – 731-9756 – no email Mary Kay Romagano – 567-4711 – mromagan48@yahoo.com Judy Riodan – 543-3753 – riodan40@comcast.net


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GREG MILLER AND THE GREG MILLER BAND IS A HIGH ENERGY, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY, LAS VEGAS STYLED SHOW BAND. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED IN SW FLORIDA. RECENT APPEARANCES HAVE BEEN AT THE CHARLOTTE CULTURAL CENTER, THE STAGE IN BONITA, ANTHONY'S ON THE BOULEVARD, CAPE CORAL AND THE FIREHOUSE, RIGHT HERE IN NORTH FORT MYERS! OCTOBER ,26TH IN THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM AT DEL TURA GOLF & COUNTY CLUB!

IT'S TIME FOR THE HALLOWEEN DANCE! Saturday, October 26th, 7-10 PM, $8.00 Registration for the costume parade begins at 6:30 PM. Prizes in each category! Save the date. You don't want to miss this event. Ticket sales begin Tuesday October 8th at 7:30 AM before coffee HOA members only the first day. For further information call Helene Glasson 239-217-0592


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