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THE TOWER Volume 33 | NO 11 | NOVEMBER 2017

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INSIDE

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President’s Message Dear Fritzie

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Reflections

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Celebrating Two of Our Own

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Sports Section Contest & Winners

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Events Calendar

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Veterans Day IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED… IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVE US NOW ! In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day our Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. HISTORY: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”. There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am. In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the

president should “issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veteran’s service organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans”. Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served. (timeanddate.com)

VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION 2017 Del Tura will Observe Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 10th At 9:30am (at our 911/Veterans Memorial) Please come and help us pay respect to our Veterans of past and present wars and conflicts all over the world. We are blessed to have Vets among us from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars. Men and Women have served this Great Nation for many years. Let us HONOR THEM.

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Del Tura will sponsor a Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 6th from 9am – 1pm in the Clubhouse Lobby. Lee Health needs 800 donors a week and with the Holiday Season approaching, our blood donations will help to save lives in emergency situations. As a side note, cancer patients who have been off of medications for one year are eligible to donate. Beginning Tuesday, November 14, a sign-up sheet will be available before and after coffee. Also, you may call Dennis at 239-217-0592 to schedule a donation time. As in the past, Shannon Flory, Lee Health Blood Donor Recruiter, will be at the Tuesday coffee on December 5 to address any questions.As always, thank you for your usual support.

TOWER DEADLINE :  The 9th of every month, for the following months issue. (ie: Nov. 9 for the December issue) Email to Toweredit@yahoo.com or drop off (typed or clearly written) to Kathy Aira (Editor) at the HOA office.

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From the President’s Desk

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by this time, everything is back “on track”. Clubs are meeting. Pools are open. The Choralaires are rehearsing. Rehearsals for our play are in full swing. The golf course is active and the pub is serving patrons once again. Our streets and lawns are cleaned and groomed. I could go on and on, but you get my point. We are so fortunate to live in a community where everyone celebrates all that life has to offer. Along those lines, I want to welcome back those seasonal residents who have begun to return. I hope you will appreciate all that has happened here while you were away, and we look forward to your participation in coming events. I would also be remiss if I didn’t take a moment as the busy season approaches to remind everyone to maintain “watchful eyes” . Check on your neighbor’s home as well as yours! If you see something or someone

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In our last issue of The Tower I sent you all greetings from Cordele GA. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it is to write the following…… GREETINGS FROM SAN MIGUEL LANE IN DEL TURA! I know you all agree with me when I say how awesome it is to be home…..frankly, how great it is to have a home in which to come back! In the period of time since this catastrophic storm hit, I have been incredibly impressed by the spirit and enthusiasm of both the residents AND our staff here in Del Tura. The care and compassion shown by everyone, is remarkable to say the least. It is what makes our community special in my book! As I write this, I am fully aware that more than twenty five days will elapse until you read it, and I take great comfort and pride in knowing that

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September has passed, along with that little storm we know as Hurricane Irma. I hope the [people who may have needed the services of FISH after the hurricane had blown over Del Tura, understood how difficult it was to get drivers. If your doctor was like mine, all appointments were canceled and rebooked. We were able to still hold our Annual Flu Clinic on the 28th. October brings back many snowbirds; you can tell by the increase in traffic. FISH has discussed at our monthly meeting the idea of holding next year’s flu clinic later in the fall. This would give our residents more time to return to Del Tura and be able to receive their flu injections right here. As a result of one of our board members, Garnet Fleming, who became ill over the summer, FISH has made a change in our directors. Replacing Garnet as secretary is Pat Casillo. Sue Symes stepped down as a director and Susan Bar-

on kindly took her place. Sue is still in charge of our Transportation Committee. Once again I am reminding our residents about some of the services that FISH offers. If you need a ride to a doctor’s appointment or shopping, please call our FISH line at 997-3474 and leave a message. A FISH member will call you back to let you know we have received your message and that we are looking for a driver for you. When we locate a driver, that person will call you and confirm the date and time of your appointment. The driver will pick you up at your home, drive you to the appointment and stay with you until the appointment is over, then drive you home and safely see you inside. This is a completely free service. Another service FISH has is a trailer full of medical equipment that we lend to our residents at no charge whatsoever. Again if we can assist in any way, please call our FISH number.

If you would like to become a FISH member please call Betty Scheetz at 1-609-477-9147 or see her at Tuesday Coffee at the FISH table. We always need new members. Our next big event will be our luncheon for any resident over 90 in 2018. Each resident may bring a friend to the luncheon that is completely free to both people. We are planning an elegant afternoon with music. Please call Ginnie at 239322-9863 to add your name to the list or if you know someone who will be in their 90’s, please let us know.

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FISH Fruit Tree Picking Project

Year End Report October 2016 - September 2017

This year we picked avocados, bananas, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mangos, oranges, star fruit and tangerines from trees at the homes of 33 Del Tura residents. We picked 2 or 3 times at six of these homes. Thanks to the mango trees of the Cooks and the Roigers, we were able to pick 1,503 pounds of fruit from just their 2 trees! Amazing! Our grand total for this picking year was 4,663 pounds of fruit

which was delivered to the Community Cooperative. Our 4,663 pounds of fruit helped in feeding some of the 20,000 plus Lee County neighbors in need during 2016 and 2017. The fruit we donated was distributed to people at the Community Café/Soup Kitchen or added to the meals they were served at the Café. During 2016, the Community Cooperative provided 500,000 pounds of food to our neighbors in need and we are proud to have been part of

that great effort. Thank you Del Tura residents for donating your fruit to this wonderful cause! The 10 volunteers who picked fruit this year were: Rick Rudzik, Barry Plisch, Sherry Plisch, Rich Symes, David Lane, Woody Cook, Denise Rose, Linda Berlovich, Maria Soper and Diana Camp. These volunteers put in roughly 110 volunteer hours. Rich Rudzik& Sherry Plisch (Co-Chairs)

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DEAR FRITZIE:

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didn’t. Unconditionally! Material things didn’t mean much back then heck… we were kids, we were happy, and the world was full of people that loved us, fed us, provided us with everything we needed to survive and thrive with. And we were Thankful! As our lives brought us more responsibility, we began to realize that the importance of being thankful became more than a just a list of names that we would rattle off like a grocery list. When we recited those prayers as younger children kneeling beside our beds, we did so with loving eyes watching and patient ears listening. As young adults we soon realized the focus shifts from having our individual needs met and meeting the needs of others. During this period in our lives, our circle of family and friends continued to grow even larger. We are striving to be successful, beginning with our own families, asking God to now bless us with the strength to provide for them each day. Through perseverance and hard work we were able to raise our families and foster in them the independence they would need to start their own lives. The circle of life continued to evolve…

Now in this stage in our lives we are thankful for each precious moment spent with family and friends. The special people that come into our lives “at different seasons for different reasons” gifting us with those beautiful memories that we will always hold close within our hearts. As our circle of life continues and the years pass, we find the simplest things are the most important. Those basic needs that were so vital to us at the beginning of our lives; love, acceptance, kindness and compassion, continue to be the common thread that helps us through the ups and downs of life. As we bow our heads to reflect on our blessings this Thanksgiving Day, please remember to be thankful for all the people that have touched your lives in the past and the ones who continue to enhance our lives in the present. Let us all ask our God to bless us with good health and the ability to open up our hearts to everyone in need. Whether it Isa smile, a hug, or a kind word…the effects will be everlasting. Happy Thanksgiving & God Bless!

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Our entertainment committee, as well as many others from area communities, has attended showcases in the past to line up performers for Del Tura shows and dances, but this is the first time we will sponsor the exciting event here. So, please join us on November 30 for lunch and help select possible shows for next year by rating each performing act, some of whom are considered top performers in their field. See you there!

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Choralaires Concert and Holiday Tree Lighting - Dec. 2nd According to Choralaires Director, Dave Adams, the concert promises to delight one and all. “We have all new songs this year, and I think the folks are going to be totally delighted with our program. Once again, I have a large chorus and they have been working diligently to provide a great concert that I know everyone will enjoy.” As they do each year, the Choralaires will also feature an audience participation sing-along featuring everyone’s favorite carols. “And of course”, says Dave, “We will also light the Christmas Trees to officially kick off the holiday season.” So mark your calendars, and join the Choralaires on December 2nd for some holiday songs and cheer. Fa la lala la…..la lalala!

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Make plans to join the Choralaires on December 2nd for the Annual Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting. Once again this year, there will be an afternoon and evening concert. The afternoon event will begin at 2pm and the evening will start at 7pm. As in the past, tickets will be free. They will be available for HOA members only, beginning at Tuesday Coffee on November 14th . Tickets for all Del Tura residents will be available for distribution November 21st and 28th at Tuesday coffee. Tickets will be limited to a maximum of eight and distribution is on a first come first served basis. Seating will once again be cabaret style with no table assignments. Following the Tuesday November 28th coffee, any and all extra tickets will be available at the HOA office during regular hours until all tickets are gone. Please note, this year the Dress Rehearsal will not be open to residents of Del Tura or the general public.

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Take Action on ‘Giving Tuesday’ … and Beyond You probably already know about the two big shopping days – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – that follow Thanksgiving. But did you know that Giving Tuesday is observed on Nov. 28? By showing your generosity on this day and throughout the holiday season, you can benefit charitable organizations and your loved ones – and your gifts can even provide you with some potential financial advantages. So, what sort of gifts should you consider? Here are a couple of suggestions for the charitable organizations you support: Give cash. Any charitable group will welcome cash contributions. And if the charity has 501(c)(3) status (named after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that governs such groups), your gift can offer you a tax deduction. So, for example, if you are in the 25 percent tax bracket and you give $1,000 to a qualified charity, you will be able to deduct $250 from your taxes. (You will need to itemize deductions to gain this tax benefit.) Generally speaking, your maximum deduction is limited to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. You might be able expand the reach of your cash gifts through your workplace. Some companies will match some of your contributions to charitable organizations. Also, your employer may allow you to apply for larger grants to support nonprofit groups, especially those in which many employees are actively involved. Donate appreciated stocks. If you have stocks that have grown significantly in value, you may want to donate them to a charitable group. You will be allowed a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift on the date of the transfer, even if your original cost was only a fraction of today’s value. Furthermore, you will avoid the capital gains taxes you’d have to pay if you sold the stock, provided you’ve held the stock for at least a year. You don’t have to restrict your giving to charitable groups. If you have children or grandchildren, you might want to provide them with the gift of higher education by contributing to a 529 college savings plan. A 529 plan offers several benefits. Contribution limits vary from state to state, but are generally quite high – you can accumulate more than $200,000 per beneficiary in many state plans, although special gifting provisions may apply. And you can typically invest in the 529 plan offered by any state, even if you don’t live there, although you might not receive the tax benefits – such as deductions or tax credits – you’d get if you invested in your own state’s plan. Also, all withdrawals from 529 plans are free from federal income taxes, and possibly from state income taxes, as long as the money is used for a qualified college or graduate expense of the beneficiary you’ve named – typically, your child or grandchild. (Withdrawals for expenses other than qualified education expenditures may be subject to federal, state and penalty taxes.) Be aware, though, that 529 plans may affect financial aid, particularly if you’ve set up a plan for your grandchild, so you might want to consult with a college’s financial aid office before the child heads off to school. Through your gifts to charitable groups and your family members, you can take the spirit of Giving Day and extend it throughout the holiday season – and even beyond.

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Wonderful Place to Live I am sending a big thank you to all who assisted me at the time of my accident. Thanks for all the phone calls, cards, and visits. I am out of rehab. Chuck and I are staying with my son and family in MS. We plan to be back home in Del Tura towards the end of Oct. Del Tura truly is a very caring and wonderful place to live. Marcella Carothers  Great Big Thank You! To everyone who came to our Mother, Nancy Skorlinski’s memorial on Saturday, Sept 30. Also to all the people of Del Tura and her friends who sent such nice cards and well wishes to her family. A special thank you to Mom’s best

friend, Lorna Callan and her close friends, Joyce Lienart, Bette Ewing Cheney who did all the set up forth luncheon and the cleanup after. Also, a thank you to Ruth Ann Blevens for all her help in setting up the memorial. Mom would have loved it. Thank you again, from her children: Cindy Danzinger, Kim Skorlinski and Chris Skorlinski  OOPSIE ! ! CORRECTION NEEDED ! For those wonderful people who purchased our FISH Cookbook “Recipes and Remembrances”, for themselves and for friends, I have found an error in my “Orange Torte Cake” recipe on page 50.

Please take a pen and cross out the sentence…”Make the pudding according to box directions”. This was not supposed to be written in. You are only supposed to use one (1) small box of vanilla instant pudding (sugar-free) DRY. Note: There is NO milk in the recipe! It is such a delicious cake and I really want you to try it. Please let your family and friends know the error. Thanks- Sue Symes

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As August came to an end, and before we knew about Irma, there was Hurricane Harvey which flooded Houston. ARC, the Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers was asking for donations of dog and cat crates to take to the Houston area for displaced animals. Save Our Strays had been collecting a few more of these crates than we had room to store. We got in touch with Wayne Leinen, Jr., Executive Director & Board Trustee of ARC to see whether they still needed crates. On Sept. 1st, I delivered our SOS donation to ARC of one XL dog crate and 3 cat crates to be put on their truck leaving for Houston on Sept. 3rd. Thanks to those of you who left your unneeded crates at my house – your donation was

much appreciated by ARC. Little did we know Irma would be coming for us next! We were very lucky here in Del Tura with most of our damage being trees and vegetation. We had several colony cats that went missing or were hiding till most of the noise from saws and machinery was over. The last of our missing cats got home 2

weeks after Irma when her Registered Caregiver called me to let me know her “baby” was safe. Trapping will be in full swing, now that the extreme rains seem to be on their way out. If you are interested in helping with trapping or want to be a Registered Caregiver, please call me. Sherry Plisch – 239-567-0538

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“MOVEMBER” is the international organization that raised more than$50 MILLION in the U.S.A with 84% going directly to the scientific and clinical minds that collaboratively tackle and solve critical men’s health challenges. We ask for your help and here’s how you may contribute: Each Tuesday morning we will have a donation table in the

hallway outside of the regular Weekly Coffee Social. Moustaches will be available for a donation to those unable or unwilling to grow a MO . Grow a MO and have sponsors commit to your growing your MO. Donors sheets are available. One of our sponsors has committed to $100 for ONEMO!

THE FOURTH ANNUAL MOUSTACHE BALL featuring our favorite DOOWOP and Classic Rock group “BRYLCREAM”. On November 11th, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the Starlight Ballroom, we will host the “A NIGHT TO MOVEMBER”.The theme will be ‘50s and ‘60s. So break out your Poodle Skirts, Levis, tee

shirts, beehive hairdos and Brylcreem. Tickets are $10.00 pp and will be available at the Tuesday coffees beginning on October 24 (first week HOA members only) and Thursday evenings beginning October 26 at the HOA office. Tickets also at door if available. All profits to the Charity. On Saturday morning November 18th, from 8 a.m. until 11 am sell your gently used “junk” (or buy your neighbors junk) at our “JUNK IN THE TRUNK” sale in the Clubhouse parking lot. Bring your junk in the trunk of your car, SUV, golf cart or even (bi) cycle priced to sell quickly, a couple of lawn chairs, a thermos of coffee. Rent a parking space for $10 (tax deductible), keep all you collect! Enjoy a morning with your neighbors. Please help us make MOVEMBER a huge success and a lot of fun.

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up by Nations and distributed to the needy families. In December, flyers are again distributed to every household in the community, requesting donations of food and/or money. However, in addition to food being given to each family, the Committee also purchases gifts for each person, in each household. On average there are 350 -400 gifts required. A few days before Christmas boxes are packed with all the food as well as the gifts are wrapped and put into boxes for the individual families. As at Thanksgiving, these boxes are then picked up by Nations and distributed to the needy families. As can be imagined, this is a very large undertaking and requires the help of many volunteers. Listed below are the tasks that volunteers are needed for: • Handing out flyers and collecting the donations at both

Thanksgiving & Christmas. The Thanksgiving collection will start Tuesday, Oct. 24, and the Christmas Collection will start on Friday, Dec. 1 • Packing of boxes. Thanksgiving @7pm on Friday, Nov. 17 and Christmas @7pm on Dec. 19 • Wrapping of the 350-400 presents @noon on Sunday Dec. 17 • Staging the packed boxes at the curb and loading them on to Nations truck @7AM on Nov. 18 & Dec. 20 Anyone willing to participate in this great/satisfying cause please call anyone of us. All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Chairperson - Charlene Ruotolo @847-606-4248(c) or 847-309-6570(c) Co-Chairperson - Betty Scheetz @ 609-477-9147(c) Flyer Distribution – Ruth Anten @ 239-997-9779(h) or 513-673-6179(c)

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Celebrating Two Of Our Own (Part 1) by Sue Dunigan Why is Veterans Day so important? November 11th is a special day to honor the men and women who serve our country so that we can enjoy freedom every day. And behind each of those Veterans, there is also a family who sacrifices a lot while their loved one serve their country. Do you know a husband and wife team, who are both veterans, both having had significant contribution during their service and BOTH being interned in Arlington National Cemetery? WELL, those of you who have lived here for several years do---but probably had no idea who they were. This brings rise to the amazing LIFE STORY of two of DEL TURA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB original owners GIP & MARY GIFFKEN. Mary was a “war bride” as they were engaged, as he was being shipped overseas in early 1943. Mary then decided to join the Army and was one of

the first members of the Women’s Army Corp and became a famous WAC. She was the face on one of the most recognizable recruiting posters and Gip was on the cover of LIFE MAGAZINE pictured during the deadly conflict where his division conquered and secured the crucial MUNDA Airfield in New Georgia on August 5, 1943. Gip was shot three times in that fierce battle and was at Walter Reed Hospital for a one and a half years of rehab. He received the PURPLE HEART and SILVER Star. Mary went from boot camp to the Pentagon for training and spent the rest other service in what was called “ THE SECRET ROOM” where highly classified information was processed. Gip and Mary’s nearly seven decade long of devotion to one another and to their country included their two sons and daughter. Rick, their oldest, as a historian spent more than half of his life

researching his family’s history which helped spawn the video, NO GREATER LOVE, sponsored by the Pentagon published June 27, 2012. (This is a fantastic professionally done video that is a MUST see---a link to it is posted below). Those who knew these two very special people will remember their heartache when their daughter Mary, died suddenly at the age of 57, not long before, Gip’s health began to fail in 2010. Their youngest, Jim, wrote the most heartwarming and eloquently worded tribute to his mother---which I am pleased to share with you below. In the video (link shared below), you will see scenes from Gip’s service at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, where Mary will also be buried sometime near Veterans Day 2017. Neither one of them knew that this would be their final resting place--but without a doubt they earned

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Celebrating Two Of Our Own (Part 2)

Farewell To One Of Del Tura’s Original Residents – Mary V. Geffken

By Jim Geffken, Estero Florida October 1, 2017 With the heaviest of hearts, I wanted to notify the Del Tura Community of my mother’s passing. Mary V. Geffken, age 96 and a Del Tura resident since 1984, died June 19 at Hope Hospice of heart failure after a 10-week illness. Many Del Turians knew both my mother and father, Gip Geffken, as active retirees who were among the first 100 residents to the community. After arriving from New Jersey in September 1984, my parents quickly settled in to all the amenities Del Tura offered, and never wavered in their affection for the community and its residents. Gip was chairman of Del Tura’s Thursday night bingo for 25 years and Mary was there by his side every week. After Gip passed in 2011, Mary remained

steadfast in remaining a resident despite her declining health. Because of my mother’s humility, something I believe is shared by her generation; few know Mary was a celebrated member of the Women’s Army Corp during World War II. While stationed at The Pentagon as a sergeant in the secret room, my mother was selected as a model for one of the most recognizable recruiting posters of the day “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The poster hangs at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. My parents’ military love story was featured in a Pentagon Channel documentary called ‘No Greater Love’, available online at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CJN2mJjs3UE. Fittingly, as our family awaits notification from the VA, Mary’s

remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with my father’s sometime around Veterans’ Day. I wanted to express my deepest gratitude to the Del Tura community for the friendship both my parents experienced as residents for more than three decades. I witnessed this first hand, and as Mary’s caregiver for more than six years, my life had been inextricably linked to hers, a blessing more in focus now than ever before. Mary V. Geffken Mom was also a celebrated member of the Women’s Army Corp during World War II. recruiting posters of the day “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The poster hangs at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Come One, Come All to the Del Tura Craft Fair2017 The Del Tura Golf & Country Club will present many talented crafters and their beautiful creations at our annual Craft Fair to be held on November 3rdand 4th at the Clubhouse in all 4 ballrooms.

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teams play on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, The Nickel Team plays on Fridays at 10:30, and the Copper team plays on Thursdays at 10:30 am. Sometimes the teams play at home and sometimes they are away. The Red Team is a Men’s A league composed of Country Clubs around North Fort Myers. They play on Wednesday afternoons. We encourage you to come and support all our teams. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline St-Jean at 239-599-4468 or Gerry Benjamins at 329-322-9866.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Find a partner and sign up to participate. The DT Golf Awards

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18 Hole Women’s Association luncheon and, based on the noise It used to be a one stroke penalty By Carol Marra Hopefully, you have all played level in the restaurant, everyone even though you had not touched golf post Irma. So many stories was having a good time! the ball. Now, there is no penof where people went and what LEGA and Invitational’s are alty. Later in our season we will they came home to. We lost a now starting. They are posted be playing our President’s Cup tree and had major yard cleanup. in the Dungeon. These are golf tournament, which is match play. Based on how long we worked events held outside of Del Tura. Watching the pros it is obvious and how big our piles of debris even they do not know the rules! were, I would like to take this We organize car pools to the variAgain, without getting too comous courses. Lunch is always opportunity to thank all the men plicated, here is one simple rule and women on the Grounds Crew included. Prizes for LEGA are for their work. It is a hot, hard, based on individual scores while to keep in mind. In Match Play seemingly endless job to clean up Invitational’s are team events. It you may practice a putt after the three golf courses as well as the is an enjoyable way to try anoth- hole is over. But, that is all you can practice! One of the pros remany yards. Thank you so much. er course and meet new people. • DOORS November for us is the Club If you are new to Del Tura: did his bunker shot and was pe• A/C ItUNITS Championship. will be starting We are always looking for new nalized. His two person team had 14940 N. Cleveland Ave. November 9 and continuing the members. • Low-E WINDOWS Our membership already lost that hole so he was Ft. Myers, FL 33903not allowed to play the next hole. 15th and 16th. All rounds will chairperson is Micki Sullivan. • ALUMINUM PRODUCTS be played in the morning with tee So, in our format, since we play You can contact Micki Sat. at 567M-F 8-5pm, 9-3pmalone, we would lose the next times. • The Club Championship 54”x27” TUBS / SHOWERS is flighted. Please be sure and 2975 if you are interested in join- hole. In other tournament play, LIC#: CAC1818340 sign up. Always nice to see a lot ing. She has all the information like our Club Championship, you www.mobilehomedepot.net and can answer your questions. of participation. cannot practice anything! Every year the PGA makes Speaking of tournaments, our In our haste to leave town as Valentine tournament has one rule changes. One that is easy to Irma approached I sent off last change. A member may now understand is what happens when month’s Tower article without invite a man to be her partner you are addressing your ball, you mentioning that we have a future as long as he has an established are about to putt and it moves! handicap. He no longer also has You should always immediately PGA champion in our midst. Auto be a member of the Del Tura mark your ball and check to see gust 1 Ryder Christopher Gilbert was born. • DOORS golf course. if it is sitting in a divot. You are Congratulations to Ryan and his One •ofA/C ourUNITS traditions is a allowed to fix the divot and then family. yearly “Play date” with the 914940 N. Cleveland Ave. • Low-E WINDOWS Welcome back to all who hole women. This year it was set replace your ball. Sitting in a Ft. Myers, divot could affect the ballFL as 33903 you have been arriving in these last for October 5th. But, it rained! • ALUMINUM PRODUCTS always It rained at exactly 7:45 a.m. as hit it. And you M-Fare 8-5pm, Sat. try9-3pmfew weeks. You will hopefully • 54”x27” TUBS / SHOWERS we all were getting ready to leave ing to put the ball back exactly not find any “Irma surprises” and LIC#:But, CAC1818340 our homes to play. we still where it was. Many times it ap- can settle into all you love to do had fun.www.mobilehomedepot.net We met for the planned pears to rock and not move at all. in Del Tura.

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SPORTS Amigo’s News (it’s SOFTBALL time!) cheering for us while we give it our all on the field. On December 10th Noon to 3pm, at the Starlight Ballroom, the Amigos will hold a fundraisermeet and greet. There you will get a chance to meet the coaches and team’s players and enjoy some food and festivities. The fundraiser has had several hundred in attendance in the past several years, and this year we hope to continue or exceed those numbers. This year Stan will present a slide show of years past and for the first time we will induct the first payers to the Amigo’s Hall of Fame. Please take some time out of your busy schedules, come see us at the December 10th fundraiser and every Monday and Wednesday, January-March for some good old fashion fun. If anyone would like to help with the fundraiser please contact Amigo’s team manager Pam Price via email @ pam.price@outlook.comor call her @ 414-975-3502 and introduce yourself. We thank you in advance.

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By Jim Hamilton That time of the year has come upon us again when we dust off the leather and begin to revisit our youth… The Amigos will be holding tryouts this year starting on Saturday, October 28th from 3-5 pm at the ball field behind the North Fort Myers Community Center. For those interested who are new to the community or just first time trying out, please call our coach Stan Young @ 239-7313142 or if Stan is unavailable, call Jim Hamilton @ 208-3131321 and introduce yourself. We welcome all to try out. Tryouts will continue every Saturday at the ball fields at Carmelita Park in Punta Gorda, where the league plays all the games. The team selection will be posted on Sunday Nov 26th at the front doors to the Ballroom. The team will practice each Saturday thru December. The 2018 season begins in early January, date to be announced at a later date (January 1st falls on a Monday).

Nine Ball, Monday Afternoons Beginning Nov 13, we will again begin our weekly tournaments, which begin at 1pm and last no longer than 2 hours. Everyone is welcome no matter skill level. Handicaps are applied based on week to week performance, so all players have a chance to win a tour-

nament. This is not the usual 9-Ball. Rather, one point is given for each ball made and 2 points for the 9-Ball with a maximum of 10 points per game. You usually play no more than 2 games per opponent and the match is over when you reach your handicap total. Depend-

ing on the number of players on a given Monday, we will either play double-elimination or round-robin tournaments. There is a signup sheet and additional information in the Billiards Room. (You need not play every Monday that is scheduled).

North Fort Myers Senior 8-Ball League

This is a 12 team league consisting of teams from nearby communities like ours. Del Tura has 2 teams of 5 players and subs. We follow a strict BCA format. Handicaps are applied based on

skill level of the players, thereby giving any team a chance of winning on any given night. We begin play for the Fall Season on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:45pm, until approx 8:30pm. Plaques are handed

out at the end of the Spring Season (March 28th), for Winning and Runner up teams. For more information call: Harry Christopher #239-9977345.

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Flyer Distribution – Ruth Anten @ 239-997-9779(h) or 513-673-6179(c) (with the contest & winners section)

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TESTS & WINNERS

Contest Rules Contest #1 Grand Prize: $50 Restaurant Gift Card

The contest period will run from October 1, 2017 – March 30, 2018. All eligible persons who enter the contest must be at least age 18, by October 1, 2017. Must be a Del Tura HOA member in good standing during contest period. Only original entries with the correct game/trivia answers will be eligible to win. Only (1) one entry per household per month, with a maximum of (6) six entries (one per month) during the contest period. All entries are due by the 25th of the month which the puzzle is given. The final entry of the contest must be received by March 30, 2018 to be an eligible entry into contest #1. Entries must be complete, for it to be an eligible winner. Entries must be dropped off at the HOA or mailed to the Tower Editor c/o the HOA office 619 Sierra Madre, NFM, FL 33903.

November #1 –BPuzzle B November - Contest #1– -Contest puzzle Contest #1 - Puzzle B Grand Prize: $50 Restaurant Gift Card

Veterans Day

Name: _______________________________ Address: _____________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Email ________________________________

Unscramble each of the clue words. Take the letters that appear in the and unscramble them for the final message. Answers: to be found in next Tower.

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December Birthdays & Anniversaries

12/11 12/12 12/13 12/15 12/16 12/17 12/19 12/20

Julia Guffey Barbara Klein Bob Massey Tony Ragone Victor Robitaille Jan Mismas Brenda Blasie James Sheets Arlette Spaniak Barbara Bartlett Henry Shahar Gerry Kurvers Bette Michaels Ben Schatz Joe Ptashinski Nancy Jaeger

12/21 Anne Kachel 12/22 Dave Lewis Teddy Reid 12/23 David Jacobs 12/24 Helen McMillan George Stolberg 12/26 Bart DeGraaf Jack Dunigan Sandie Ptashinski 12/28 Barie Fez-Barrington 12/29 Joette Fabbri Carolyn Forsey Glenda Oliver Stew Williams 12/30 Jill Scott

Happy Anniversary to... 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/7 12/9 12/12 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/19 12/26 12/27 12/28 12/31

Mike & Jill Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 years Bill & Judy Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 years Mike & Barb Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 years Thomas & Rebecca Lanphear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 years Victor Robitaille & Brenda Jacques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 years Mike & Justine Fitzgibbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 years Jack Blevons & Janet Reinen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 years Chuck & Joyce Cline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 year Ron & Barbara Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 years Edward & Nancy Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 years Steve & Carol Marra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 years Michael Byrd & Janis Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 years Joe & Jan Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 years Jeff & Michelle Walsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 years Garry & Dorothy Biddinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 years Joseph & Elaine Kaydo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 years

LOCKSMITH MOBILE SERVICE

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Dorothy Borilla Sal Rand Gail Shannon Judi Urbanek 12/2 John Bradshaw Gary Lutz 12/3 Ilse Allen Karen Hahn William Immoor 12/4 Alice Harris Ray Hahn 12/6 Sandra Kay Rolando 12/7 Kim Manuel Carolyn McNeff 12/8 Jacqueline St. Jean 12/10 Richard Belloni

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Veterans Day Celebration November 10th 9:30am

At Del Tura’s 9-11 Military Memorial Come celebrate and honor all who have served and are presently serving our country.

2017 Holiday Golf Cart Parade

2/18

Sunday December 10th.

Start thinking about how you are going to decorate and light up your Cart, car, bike or yourself to take the long parade route around Del Tura. It will be starting at 5PM with everyone bringing appetizers and drinks and we will start the parade at dusk. This is always a fun event and it looks so cool as we drive around the community. Watch for more information in the November Tower! Erv and Linda Storma


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I NEED YOUR EYES

HOA OFFICE HOURS

(October - April) MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am-Noon TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . 10am –Noon (or after Coffee Hour) WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am- Noon THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . . . .4pm -6pm (evening hours only) FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am-Noon SATURDAY & SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Closed

My name is Don Dowell and I am your HOA Director in Charge of Grounds donaxp@aol.com Please e-mail me if you see a problem or have a concern about any of our common areas such as the pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, Bocce, horseshoes, exercise room, or clubhouse.

HOA PHONE: (239) 731-3461 HOA ADDRESS: 609 SIERRA MADRE

EDITORIAL STAFF

EDITOR Kathy Aira CO-EDITOR Dennis Cottini STAFF Sue Dunigan Rheta Kanen Ann Clanton Dianne Roderick John Brassem

CIRCULATION COORDINATOR Linda Braun DISTRIBUTION STAFF Bob Meyer Lu Ann Brownell Jay Flanagan Peg Mcternan Liz Flanagan Sandy Rolando Plus 46 Wonderful Delivery Persons

HOA Liaison: DAVE ADAMS Tower Photographer: BILL NEZAMIS Many thanks to all the volunteer residents who have donated their time to “The Tower”. We are looking for more volunteers. Please Help!

HOA BOARD INFORMATION

Dave Adams President (2019)

Bette Ewing-Cheney Director (2019)

Don Dowell Vice-President (2018)

Joyce Lienert Director (2019)

(508) 284-6107 dksdr1@comcast.net (239) 731-1566 donaxp@aol.com

(239) 652-3909 dpc1950@outlook.com

(973) 714-4117 jlienert712@hotmail.com

Wendy Wells Treasurer (2020) (309) 264-9147 kwltr11@gmail.com

Ruth Ann Blevins Director (2018) (239) 543-8134 • (239) 220-9381 (cell) rblevinshoa11@yahoo.com

Sandra Boykin Director (2020) (410) 491-8824 sandramboykin@yahoo.com

NAME TAGS

Any resident wishing to purchase a “Name Tag” may do so on Tuesday mornings between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. before the start of announcements at the HOA Board table. A name tag with a “pin” backing is $5.00 and/or with a “magnet” is $7.00 (correct CASH ONLY). However, if you are going to be gone for several weeks, months, etc., please do not order your name tag until after you return. Normally takes one (1) week to process your order.

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E-MAIL ADDRESSES

NEWS ITEMS FOR “THE TOWER”, PLEASE USE ONLY THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS: TowerEdit@yahoo.com The Webmaster and HOA web site, use http://www.deltura-hoa.com Use password DTCCHOA where applicable. To list events on the internet, please e-mail, and submit pictures & text in digital form. HOA Board: hoaboard@delturahoa.com

HOA - The Homeowners Association of Del Tura Inc. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name:__________________________________________________________________________________ Del Tura Address:_______________________________________________________________________

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.

GENTLE REMINDER

Please be aware that when you hire an unlicensed/uninsured person to do work at your home, you accept the liability.

LOAN CLOSET

PLEASE CALL Val Coache 239-543-6425 or cell: 508-789-4240 NOW LOCATED IN THE MAINTENANCE AREA COTS, “PACK n’ PLAY, HI-CHAIRS, ETC

Phone:______________________________________ E-Mail:____________________________________ 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 HOA Membership, 609 Sierra Madre, No. Fort Myers, FL 33903 If mailed, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of HOA Cards.

FISH

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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 return to the HOA Office.

For the correct listing of your

Birthday & Anniversary

FMO Membership Application:

e-mail to kanlig@juno.com or return this form to the HOA OFFICE

Name:___________________________________

Birthdays

Del Tura Address:_________________________

Name:___________________________________ Address (req’d):__________________________ ________________________________________

Phone:__________________________________ _____ 1 Year Membership $25.00 _____ 3 Year Membership $65.00 # Of registered FL voters in household: _____

Phone (req’d):____________________________

Non-Florida Address (if applicable):

Month (Spelled)____________ Day:__________

__________________________________

Name:___________________________________

Anniversary Name: __________________________________ Month (Spelled)____________ Day:__________ Year married:_____________________________ Number of years married as of 2017:________

__________________________________ Which months do you NOT live in Florida: ___________________________________ Recruiter Name_______________________ Send To: FMO, P.O. Box 5300 Largo, FL 33779-5300

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 To advertise in print, contact: Bob or Emy Stein at 941-349-0194 or email us at islandvp@verizon.net. Contributing writers are acknowledged with bylines accompanying their submissions. Attribution for photos are not included unless supplied. We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions. Your articles help showcase the strong and diverse community that makes up Del Tura. The Tower is published monthly from October through May. Summer issues are condensed: June/July and August/September. All ads are subject to the approval of the publisher. It is the responsibility of the party placing any ad for publication in The Tower to meet all applicable legal requirements in connection with the ad such as compliance with town, county and state codes in first obtaining an occupational license for business, permitted home occupation, or residential rental property.

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Daily Activity Schedule Activity/Contact Information

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Exercise Tai Chi , Marjorie Lord, 543-9072 Tura Zumba, Teddy Reid, 731-7251 Jane Fonda Aerobics, Teddy Reid Water Aerobics,North Pool,Oct-April, Marilyn Miller, 731-9934 Water Noodle Aerobics, North Pool, Marylou Buss, 612-718-7878 Yoga Relaxation begins Nov 3,Starlight Bllrm, Dea Wells 283-5603

8:00-9:15 9:15-10:00 10:00-10:45 11:00-12:00

Billiards, Men's, Harry Christopher, 997-7345 Billiards, Women's, Ann DeGrande, 989-2206 Nov-Apr Bocce, Oct-April, Isabel Albert, 518-209-5968 Bocce, Nov-April, Peggy Terrasi, peggyterrasi@gmail.com, 603-236-2209 Bowling For Fun, Call Cheryl DeCara for location 543-8751 Golf, Men's 18 Hole League, Jay Flanagan, 543-1640 Golf, Men's 9 Hole League, Jack Riordan, Pres., 543-3753 Golf, Women's 18 Hole League, Jan Pedersen 636-887-1449 Golf, Women's 9 Hole League-Marlene DeGraaf 599-4004 Pickle Ball- Dick & Denise Rose - 815-978-4907 Shuffleboard, Jack Blevons, 731-0892 Shuffleboard, open Shuffleboard, Open, Robyn Geren, 839-6674 Shuffleboard, Traveling Team, Dec-Mar, Glenn Tointon 920-309-1294 Softball, Punta Gorda, Jay Flanagan - 543-1640 Tennis, Mixed, Open - Dave Harting, 599-8575

1:00-3:00

8:00-9:15 9:15-10:00 10:00-10:45 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 5:00-6:15

8:00-9:15 9:15-10:00 10:00-10:45 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00

7:00 PM

11:00-12:15

Sports 1:00-3:00 6:30-9:30 3:00-6:00 3:45-5:30 2:00 8:00 9:00 8:30 8:30 9 AM

6 PM 1:00

3 PM

9:00 2:30 12:30 5:30 8:00-10:00

5:30 8:00-10:00

8:00-10:00

8:00-10:00

Games Bingo - Oct-Mar, Jack & Janet Blevons 731-0892, doors open at 6:00pm, Sales end at 6:45pm Starlight Ballroom

7:00-9:30

Bingo - Starlight Ballroom - all year Bridge, Duplicate - Deloris Nelson - 731-9503 Bridge, Duplicate-Carol Marra 731-0845 Bridge, Open - Marjorie Davis - 543-4225 Bridge, Open - Sylvia White - 731-5168 Bunco,Poinciana Ballroom, All year,1st & 3rd Wed of each month Patti Watson, 608-358-7709 Canasta - Norrine McLaughlin , 543-1276 Dominoes - June Malonson 652-4151 Euchre- Marcella Carothers - 731-3315 Farkle - Ruth Anten - 997-9779 Hand & Foot - Card Game, Betty Scheetz - 609-477-9147 Hand, Knee & Foot - Poinciana Mon, Card Room II Thur Mahjong - Marianne Denman - Card Room II, 543-5968 Mahjong- Dianne Bevilacqua- Card Room I, 567-2234 Mahjong- Ruth Anten - Card Room II, 997-9779 Mahjong- Rheta Kanen, 731-0809 May I - Card Game- Norrine McLaughlin -543-1276 Pinochle - Marcella Carothers, 731-3315 Rummi-kub - Jean Cornwell 731-1580 Jacaranda Ballroom

11:00-12:00

Wood Carving- Bernie Forsey, 217-6024 - Nov-May Blood Pressure Readings - before coffee in the Starlight Ballroom Ceramics, Janet Ragone, 543-7818 Choralaires- David Adams - 508-284-6107 - Nov-Mar Coffee & Social Hour - Starlight Ballroom

9:00-12:00

6:00-10:00 6:00-10:00 1:30-4:30 1:00-4:00 6:00 to finish 1:00-4:00 5:30 7:00-9:00 6:00 1:00-4:00 1:00

1:00 7:00 1:00-5:00 6:00

7:00 1:00-4:00 7:00-10:00 1:00 - 4:00

Other Activities & Clubs

Quilting/Sewing Club-Wendy Wells-309-264-9147 Starlight Ballroom Good Timers-1st wk of Month, Lorna Callan, 731-8348 Library - open every day-Barb Jones 543-6922/Kathleen Quigley 543-1067 Oil Painting - Gerri Robbins, 731-6390 Oct-May Card Making-Mary Kay Tointon 920-309-2121/Gay Dye-731-2633 Video Corner- check hours in the Library Computer Club-Marlene Eck 543-9249, 1st & 3rd Wed.

9:00-12:00

8:00-9:00 9:00-12:00 9:00-12:00 6:30 - 8:30 8:15 AfterCoffee Hr 5:00

9:00-12:00

9:00-12:00

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Classifieds

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING - Without Professional Prices! Interior/Exterior, 27 years of experience, Power Washing, Home Maintenance and repairs! Del Tura resident. Call Jim Smith 239-247-1917 (nov17)

AIRPORT? SHOPPING? ERRANDS? - Linda Storma, resident DEPENDABLE Call (239) 997-9066 (jun/jul18) HOUSE CLEANING - Have your home cleaned by an efficient and trustworthy Del Turian who is reasonable and uses her own products. Call Judie (603)305-5955 or (239)7311373 (dec17) LOCKSMITH - Auto/Home Lockouts, Locks Repaired, Installed or Re-keyed. Del Tura Resident. Louis Rivet 5431434 (oct18) “PRESSURE WASHING” Houses, driveways, walkways. Call Del Tura Resident. Bob at 954-448-1171 (aug/sept18) HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE - reliable, honest, & friendly service. Del Tura resident. Call Karen @ 543-1434 (oct18) LAMINATES - wood rot, power wash, int./ ext. painting, plumbing, gutters, roofs cleaned. Res. Ref. Call Stan 502-797-4395 or 502-7974402. (jan18) AVON - products sold by Del Tura resident. Call Pat 239-

567-1567(Home) or 631-8384323(Cell) (nov17) HOUSECLEANING - Honest, dependable, efficient. Uses her own products. Excellent references. Carol Ann 239244-6526 (jun/jul18) GIRL FRIDAY - Reliable & Trustworthy. Housecleaning, etc. Del Tura Resident. Call Linda 239-560-1948. (jan18) LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE PAINTER - for inside painting only? I also do house cleaning duties. Reasonable prices. Del Tura references. Call Ismael at 239-478-1076 (jun/jul18) HOUSE FOR SALE - Reduced price. Call Angelo at 239-8728102. (dec17) HOUSE SITTING - Would you like to feel completely at ease with your home in the hands of a responsible, caring fellow Del Turian why you are away? Call Judie for more information and references. 603-3055955.(dec17) HOME WATCH SERVICE - 30 pt. inspection, regular reports, Del Tura resident & retired contractor, reasonable rates, Jack, 239-834-8184 (mar18) CART REPAIR - 4407 Cart Repair. Repair of all makes and models of carts. Reasonable rates and quick service. Retired veteran and retired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at

4407 San Lucian. Jerry - 239984-5891 (aug/sep18) GENERAL MECHANICAL REPAIR - I repair everything except automobiles. Reasonable rates and quick service. Bring it to me or I can come to you. Retired veteran and retired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at 4407 San Lucian. Jerry 239-984-5891 .(AUG/SEP18) KNIFE & BLADE SHARPENING - Professional knife and blade sharpening. No heat wet stone honing for all fine blades. Scissors sharpened. Any type of blade from edgers to bush hogs. Retired veteran and retired mechanic. Del Tura resident. Call or drive in at 4407 San Lucian. Jerry - 239-984-5891. (aug/sep18) RENTALS - Got a rental? Need a rental? Call John Belpulsi at 607-321-9886 (oct18)

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 DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that when you hire an unlicensed/uninsured person to do work at your home, you accept the liability.

“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have.” New PHONE NUMBERS

Please bring your new phone number to the HOA office and also email it to: moredor1034@AOL. com and it will be published.

Linda Braun ................................................................................................................................ 516-310-0272 Carl and Carol Ferrante .............................................................................................................. 239-543-1659 Tom McGilloway ......................................................................................................................... 609-970-1133

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IN THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM 8:00pm – 12:30am (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Featuring: D J RICHARD MARTIN Come dance the night away with your Del Tura friends. Richard plays music from the 50s - Through today and will take requests. COME AS YOU ARE ($8.00/PERSON) BYOB (all proceeds will be donated to a Del Tura Service Organization). Tickets will be available on Tuesdays Beginning Nov 21 thru Tuesday December 19, 8:00 am outside the Starlight Ballroom For information contact Carolyn or Bernie Forsey at 239-217-6024 Or Ken and Cindy Baron at 603-398-8001 This is NOT HOA Sponsored

NEW HOMEOWNERS GET-TOGETHER Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at ????

A WARM WELCOME TO DEL TURA NEW HOMEOWNERS! Mark your calendar for the New Homeowners Get-Together which will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Some of you may have already known friends living in Del Tura when you moved here while others came knowing no one. Friends will get you involved with what they do but we will show you all of the activities offered in Del Tura that you might enjoy. You will meet the people in charge of the activities and they can answer any questions and even sign you up. It’s also a time to meet other new homeowners. You will discover all of the volunteer opportunities and will be able to join the HOA (Homeowner Association) and FMO (Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida). If you are able to attend please contact any of the committee members listed below. Marlene DeGraaf Welcome Committee Chairman Marlene DeGraaf – 599-4404 – mardg@comcast.net


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Senior Joke Will I Live To 80?

RED HAT SIZZLERS

The Red Hat Sizzlers Are Looking For NEW Members. If you are interested in joining us for lunch, please call Lynne Mack at 543-4084 (after 10:00 a.m. please).

I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “Do you think I’ll live to be 80?” He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco or drink beer or wine?” “Oh no,” I replied. “I’m not doing drugs, either.” Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?” I said, “No, my other Doctor said all that red meat is very unhealthy.” “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?” “No I don’t,” I said. He asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?” “No, I said. “I don’t do any of those things.” He looked at me and said, “Then why do you want to live to 80?”

“Do Not Grow Old, No Matter How Long You Live Never Cease To Stand Like Curious Children Before The Great Mystery Into Which We Were Born!” — Albert Einstein

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Good Timers’ Singles Club News by Joyce Lienert “There are seven or eight categories of phenomenon in the whole world worth talking about, and one of them is weather.” –Annie Dillard A meeting of the Good Timers’ Singles Club was held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and October 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Poinciana Room. Officers present at the September meeting were Lorna Callan, President; Nancy Skorlinski, Vice President;Ann Clanton, Treasurer; Joan Whaley, Sunshine Club; and Ann Boncore 50/50. I (Joyce Lienert) took minutes of the meeting. The meeting was brief because of the threat of Irma. We were all

somewhat anxious and in the process of securing plans to either evacuate, seek alternate shelter or hunker down in Del Tura. Arrangements were made for our monthly birthday luncheon to be held at Pine Lakes on 9/29/17. Those arrangements were subsequently cancelled, however, due to the aftermath of Irma. Officers present at the October meeting were Lorna Callan, President;Ann Clanton, Treasurer; Peg McTernan, Secretary; Joan Whaley, Sunshine Club; and Ann Boncore, 50/50. Our annual barbeque was discussed. It was held Wednesday, 10/18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the shelter at the main pool. This event included a Happy October Birthday celebration for Lorna Callan 10/20, Barbara

Boyd 10/24, and Linda Braun 10/25. Happy November Birthday to Zella Hoyt, 11/10; Ann Boncore, 11/12; Lillian Klopp, 11/14; and Peg McTernan, 11/27. Lorna also announced that arrangements have been made for our Christmas Party to be held at the Fountain Grille. It is with great sadness to relate that our Vice President, Nancy Skorlinski, died during her evacuation to Orlando during the hurricane. We will all miss her and will cherish many precious memories in our relationships with her. Nancy enjoyed golf, playing cards/games (especially Euchre) and going to the “pub”. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 30th, in the Royal Palm. Many of our members attended.

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Mark Your Calendar NOVEMBER 3 & 4

CRAFT Sale & Bake Sale (ALL BALLROOMS) (Lunch available / Saturday 11/4)

NOVEMBER 8

HOA Board Meeting (Starlight Ballroom 7PM)

NOVEMBER 10

VETERANS DAY Celebration (Del Tura’s Military memorial 9:30am)

NOVEMBER 10

WINE & PAINT PARTY (Royal Palm Room 6PM)

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MOVEMBER (Starlight Ballroom 7PM-10PM)

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CAVALCADE OF STARS- Entertainment Showcase & Lunch (Starlight Ballroom 11AM-4PM)

DECEMBER 2

CHOIRLAIRES Annual Concerts (2PM AND 7PM)

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

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BLOOD DRIVE (Club House 9AM-1PM)

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The Tower is Del Tura's monthly community newspaper. Presented by Del Tura's Homeonwers Association. www.DelTura-HOA.com