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The News of January 2013 - ISSUE #54

...an official publication of the Community Association — Named Best Newsletter in Hillsborough County 2011

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On the Inside CARE..................................... 27 Club Happenings.................. 16+ Crossword.............................. 27 CryptoQuote........................... 13 Entertainment Corner............... 5 Expanding Horizons............... 13 Golf....................................... 33+ Military Affairs.................... 24-25 Movies.................................... 39 Newcomers.............................. 2 Plants Happen........................ 14 President’s Report.................... 3 Sports................................... 32+ Sudoku................................... 31

By Phyllis Hodges Laughter and merriment was bountiful December 8 as hundreds of spectators and participants flocked to the Golf Cart Parade and Winter Festival. Dave Birkett, parade chair, said, “Our committee accomplished exactly what we set out to do last April—provide a community event with the sole purpose of adding a fun day to the holiday season.” It was indeed a community-wide effort that attracted 160 entries reflecting the parade’s theme, ‘Tis the Sea-Sun. Creativity was the order of the day as participants vied for the $5,000 prize money offered by Minto Communities. Following the parade, the Winter Festival, First Place ($500) in the Individual category was Ron and Linda Ringenback. with its vendors, car show, pet They also won the Best in Show when gave them another $400 plus a trophy. show, vendors and entertainment, Their cart featured a frolicking dolphin, thanks to Ron’s ingenuity. was well attended and considered a More photos of the parade are on page 6. huge success by Minto Communities which sponsored that part of the day. PHOTO BY ED CONNOLLY

January 2 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 2 Annual Membership Meeting Community Hall - 7 p.m. 9 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. 15 Community Leaders Florida Room 9 a.m. 28 CO-AP Meeting Caper Room - 2 p.m. February 6 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 13 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. 19 Community Leaders Florida Room 9 a.m. 25 CO-AP Meeting Caper Room - 2 p.m.

Golf Cart Parade and Winter Festival Draw Hundreds

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD ELECTS ITS OFFICERS The members of the 2013 CA Board of Directors met following the membership election to select the Board officers following their swearing in on January 2, 2013. Ed Barnes was named president once again, Jane Keegan will take office as vice president, David Floyd will once again be board secretary, and last year’s treasurer, Neil Rothfeld will continue as treasurer but now will have a vote as a director on the board. The other five members of the CA Board will be Al Alderman, Chuck Collett, Howie Griffin, Mike Killian, and Sam Sudman. The board meets regularly each month on the second Wednesday in the Rollins Theater starting at 9 a.m. and CA members are invited to attend. There is a “workshop” on the first Wednesday each month in the CA Office to plan the agenda for the regular board meeting and members may session that meeting as well. Please mark your calendar for the evening meeting coming up on Januar y 2. This is the of f i c i a l An nu a l Me e ti ng i n Community Hall starting at 7 p.m. The meeting agenda is shown on page 3.

Holiday Walk/Breakfast Ushers in Holiday Season

PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE

Over 600 people enjoyed the December 1 breakfast that kicked off the Holiday Season for them. By Phyllis Hodges On December 1 in the Florida Room, the first shift for a cadre of over 100 volunteers readied their stations as the doors opened at 7 a.m. for a pancake/sausage/egg breakfast that has been an integral part of the annual SCC Holiday Walk since 2008. At 9 a.m., holiday music from the bandstand set the mood for visitors strolling through the club rooms, learning about the clubs, admiring members’ work, and taking advantage of low prices on unique creations. Throughout the morning, over 600 people enjoyed a great meal and music performed by The Organ and Keyboard Club members.

See Walk on page 7.

DID YOU KNOW?

Seniors vs. Crime helps senior citizens (at no cost) who were taken advantage of, i.e., cheated out of money, did not receive delivery on promised goods or services, etc. You can contact them at 1-800203-3099, www.seniorsvscrime. com or by visiting the office on the 2nd floor in the building behind CVS Pharmacy. Editor’s Note: Have you recently heard or read something about the SCC community that you think a lot of other people might like to know? Email your suggestions to hodgespress@yahoo.com


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Good Samaritan Ball

Friday, March 22, 2013 (5 p.m.) Kings Point Borini Theater

A beautiful evening will showcase the years of our youth. “Through our decades, we celebrate life’s memories.” Remembering the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s is the theme for the 2013 gala. The proceeds from the ball benefit the wonderful Samaritan Services of Sun City Center. Brenda Perkins and Claire Jacobs are the co-chairs of this year’s extravaganza and are extremely honored and excited to be able to assist in the continuation of this charitable event. Do you remember the “Great Depression,” the “Big Band Era,” “Rock n Roll,” “Hippies” and “Pop Culture”? The ballroom will be transformed to inspire all our guests as they reflect on their youthful memories. Tickets are $125 per individual for a memorable evening that will include a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, open bar and orchestra dancing to the music of the decades. For tickets and information, contact Brenda Perkins at 813-746-1101 or mgperkins2@juno.com.

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The NEWS of Sun City Center A publication of the SCC Community Association 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 813-633-3500 News Office: 813-642-2070 (located in Old Town Hall) Editor-in-Chief: Karen Jones sccnews@verizon.net

NEWCOMERS November 2012

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President’s Report

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“FUNFEST GOES GLAM”

By Ed Barnes

Holiday Golf Cart Parade What an exciting event! With 160 carts in the parade and a crowd of several thousand observers along the parade route, this was a very festive occasion. There were 16 winners of cash awards put up by Minto Communities. They also sponsored a Winter Festival on the Atrium Plaza. Thanks to Dave Birkett, chairman of the Golf Cart Parade Committee and the Golf Cart Parade Committee as well as to Minto Communities for making this parade a huge success. You Don’t Have A Computer? Did you know that the Computer Club provides CA Members access to a bank of personal computers every afternoon except Sunday, including qualified Monitors to assist you? You can use this facility in the Atrium for any personal business you might like— on-line financial transactions, printing out Boarding Passes, check email, or surf the web on the Club’s high speed WiFi line which is paid by the Computer Club. What a great service! The Computer Club has existed in SCC for over 30 years and does a terrific job in supporting the community. Voter Turnout At the last Directors election and dues vote, we only had about 17% of the members who voted. I am a little disappointed, particularly when SCC has a great record of voting in general elections—86% of the registered voters in SCC voted in the November general election. If you have any ideas on how we might increase voter participation for our elections, I would be interested in hearing them. January Membership Meeting On January 2 at 7 p.m. in Community Hall, we will hold a Membership Meeting. We need 200 members for a quorum – so please come out. We will be giving our annual awards and recognitions and installing the Directors just recently elected to the Board. I will cover the major challenges for 2013

and how we plan to approach those challenges. The Fina l Rep or t of t he Blue Ribbon Committee will also be addressed. The Blue Ribbon Committee, headed by Bob Duetel, was established to develop a path forward for the Board of Directors based on the Membership Survey. It will be a very interesting meeting. Hardship Fund This is the time of the year we think about those among us that are less fortunate. One way to help those of our members who are less fortunate is by donating to the Hardship Fund. The Hardship Fund donations are used to pay the membership dues of our members who cannot afford the dues. A threemember Board panel rigorously reviews each hardship application to ensure applicants are in need of Hardship funds. This is a donation to a very worthy cause. Donations can be made at the CA Office. CONGRATULATIONS Our Property Manager Lyn Reitz has been selected as The Continental Group Property Manager of the Year! Continental manages 1,450 properties (540 out of the local office) and employs more than 600 Certified Property Managers and Lyn was #1. Congratulations to Lyn. We are certainly lucky to have a Property Manager of her quality and skill many thanks to Lyn for all that she does for us. Happy New Year I hope everyone has a very happy and healthy new year. Let our thoughts and prayers be with our troops serving in faraway places in the world guaranteeing that we can enjoy the freedoms we have.

DONATIONS

11/13/12 thru 12/20/12 CLUB/ORGANIZATION AMOUNT APPLIED TO Ceramics Club $978 Rebuilding Kiln Dog Owners Group $768 Fencing at dog park Front Porch Pickers $807 Hardship Fund The Men’s Club $2,000 Library for computers $5,106 Automatic door at Lap Pool Entrance Monday Movies $386 To offset License Fees Needlecrafters Club $650 Hardship Fund $75 Holiday Walk Oldies but Goodies Dance Club $5,000 Stage drapery at Community Hall Polish Heritage Club $140 FunFest $100 Library Potters Wheel Club $500 Hardship Fund Sun City Line Dancers Club $100 Hardship Fund T he Billiards Club paid $1,750 to replace pool table covers, cues and web pockets.

Front row: Roxann Seeley, Jane Keegan, Bob Powers, and Sandi Cassel. Back row: John Bowker, Linda Bowker, Lyn Reitz, Susan Muise, Sue Lea, Kelly Emerson and Dave Birkett “Going Glam” is the theme for the 2013 FunFest celebration. Typically, the festival is held the third Saturday in March, and this year is no exception. Mark your calendars for a great fun-filled day—March 16, 2013—from 9 a.m. to. 3 p.m. This would be a great time to find your tiaras, top hats and baubles and wear them all. A new co-chair has been added this year: Susan Muise is a great addition to the FunFest team. Linda Canarella is also welcomed as the new chair of the Health Fair. Roxann Seeley will be a great addition to the Vendors Expo, and Robert Powers, security chief, will be in charge of parking and safety concerns. Also included on the team are Food Vendors, John and Sue Lea; Publicity, Bill and Phyllis Hodges; Information Table and Programs, John and Linda Bowker; Bill Barron with CERT; Dave Birkett, Auto Vendors; Judy Schings, Entertainment; Sandi Cassel, Registration; Kelly Emerson, Building and Grounds; and Lyn Reitz, Manager. —Jane Keegan

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013

7:00 PM COMMUNITY HALL (REFRESHMENTS AT 6:30 PM)

200 MEMBERS REQUIRED FOR A QUORUM -AGENDA I. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance II. Approval of Minutes: • October 26, 2011 Membership Meeting • December 15, 2011 Special Membership Meeting III. Treasurer’s Report IV. Community Manager’s Report V. Awards & Recognition VI. Installation of newly elected Directors VII. President’s Report VIII. General Discussion by members IX. Adjournment David Floyd Corporate Secretary

CA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 31 New Year’s Eve: Office/Library Closed Facilities open until 1 p.m.

January 1 New Year’s Day: Office/Library/Facilities closed


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PROPOSED CA POLICY CHANGES The Board of Directors will be voting on the following amendments to Board Policy at the January 9, 2013 Board Meeting. Additions are noted in bold type and deletions by a strike through. Policy VI. Facilities 6.01 A.1 Political Activities d. CA members may rent, on a space available and signed contract basis, CA facilities for electioneering/campaigning activities by paying in advance the non-re-fundable rental fees and security deposits (fair market value) established in Policy 6.01.D.1. Rents will be collected for all days of the rental period. The contract will specify the days and times of the rental (Appendix 6.01 B). CA members must sign a declaration that states electioneering/campaigning activities are not sponsored by the CA (Appendix 6.01 A). No CA member or affiliated club will normally be displaced from a scheduled event without their permission. i. All requests by members to rent CA facilities must be submitted to the Community Association Manager no more than thirty (30) days in advance for initial processing or, in his/her absence, to the Association President or Vice President for processing and approval. ii. No advertisements for the Event can in any way imply that the Association is hosting or sponsoring the Event, or in any way endorses any political candidate for office.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

813-642-2001.

All tickets are on sale at the Atrium-Kiosk MondaysWednesdays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Brochures/ flyers are available at Atrium-Kiosk, Community Association Office, Community Hall, and the Kings Point North and South Clubhouses. Info:

January is a Busy Entertainment month. January 13 (Sunday), 2:30-4:30, Adbacadabra will perform a Tribute to ABBA at the Community Hall. Seats are reserved, $16/person. Includes a wine-and-cheese reception sponsored by Brandon Honda. January 18 (Friday), 7:00-10:00, the dance/show will be the Hub Caps$20/person. January 20 (Sunday), 2:00-3:30. St. Petersburg Opera Co. will present Highlights of Tosca, at the Rollins Theater ($12/person). January 30 (Wednesday), 2:00-4:30, is the Showcase ($11/person)(Note: Showcase is the Free show you received IF you purchased a series ticket.) Other Entertainment Shows -- On Sundays (2:30-4:30 p.m.): February 17 - Earl Turner and Band-$12; March 24 - Tribute to Roy Orbison and More-$15. (Note: All Sunday show tickets include a wine-and-cheese reception sponsored by Brandon Honda.) AND on Fridays (7-10 p.m.): February 22 - Top 10 Rock ‘n Roll-$18, March 8 - Yesterdayze-$17. Tickets sales have been brisk so don’t wait too long to purchase yours! February 24 (Sunday) (3-4 p.m.): Bach to Rock performed by the South Shore Concert Band at Community Hall. Tickets ($5) go on sale at AtriumKiosk Monday, January 21, M-W-F, 9-noon, and at door day of show. Open seating. Open to public. April 7 (Sunday) (2:30-4:30 p.m.) - Salute to the Big Bands by the Sarasota Jazz Project at Community Hall. Tickets will be $12. Reserved seats. Tickets will be sold at Atrium-Kiosk M-W-F... Date to be decided. May 19, 2013 (2-3:30) The St. Petersburg Opera Co. will present Highlights of Ariadne auf Naxos in the Rollins Theater. Tickets are $12/person.

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iii. Prior to the event no political signs may be placed on or literature distributed on CA property. All signs must be removed at the conclusion of the event. Signs may be displayed in the rented room and literature may be distributed during the event. Sales of items will be allowed if the appropriate fees are paid by the vendors. iv. No ticket distributions for the event will be made from a CA facility. v. The CA member renting the facility space will assume all responsibility for any damages to CA property. vi. Standard Set up/Take down fees as noted in Policy 6.01 D.1. will apply. Additional CA labor utilized for the Event will be charged to the renter. Reconfigurations of the facilities, if approved, will be subject to charges for CA labor. vii. The agreement for the use of the facility may be terminated if any announcement, advertising, or other communication for the Event misstates in any way the CA’s involvement with the Event or any political candidate appearing, or in the opinion of the President or Vice President or on the advice of Association Counsel, the Event may put the Association’s IRC 501(c) (3) tax exempt status at risk. viii. Rentals will be subject to Hillsborough County Fire Department capacity and CA must approve room layout provisions. The member renting the facility will be held responsible for any capacity or layout violations. 6.01 B. Requirements 3. Deposits and Fees (Replace c. with the following) c. Non-CA Affiliated Clubs/Community Organizations may schedule a room for a community event based on room availability through the Room Coordinator. Fees and Deposits will apply as described in section 6.01 D. SCHEDULE “A”. Set Up/Take Down Fees will be assessed by the CA for non-CA member functions to prepare a room for an event and to return the room for general use after an event. These rooms are available on a space available basis and a contract must be signed (Appendix 6.01 B). Non-CA events will be reviewed by the Community Manager prior to acceptance of the contract and brought before the CA Board as deemed appropriate by the Community Manager. i. Rental fee is the charge for the facility or room. ii. Set Up/Take Down Fee is the charge to prepare the room and return it to the previous condition. iii. Security Deposit is required for all rentals and may be applied towards any damages or cleaning charges. d. Individual Members may engage a room, for a private function primarily attended by CA members, once each calendar year. A security deposit is required. Any individual member engaging rooms for private social functions more than once in any calendar year shall pay a security deposit and pay ½ (50%) of the rental fee stated in 6.01.D Schedule “A” for each additional function, plus all (100%) of the Set Up/Take Down Fees. The reserving member must be on-site host/hostess. f. Rental Fees, rooms available, hours, Set Up/Take Down Fees, and Security Deposits will be determined by the CA Board and may be changed at their discretion. 5. After each use, the room must be returned to a clean and orderly condition. Unused food, disposable dinnerware, empty bottles, etc. must be placed in the receptacles provided. If the rooms do not pass a post-activity inspection by the Community Manager, the security deposit will not be returned. For 6.01 D. Schedule “A” Fees, go to page 6. Policy 8.06 Employee Benefits 8.06 E. Funeral Leave 1. Any full-time employee who has completed the 90-day introductory period may be granted up to three days (the day before, the day of, and the day after) leave with pay to arrange for or attend the funeral of an immediate family member. An immediate family member is defined as: husband, wife, significant other/partner, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, stepsister, step-brother, mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, mother-in-law, or father-in-law. In the case of the death of a brother-in-law, sisterin-law, niece, or nephew the employee will be granted the day of the funeral with pay.


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Continued from page 5. 6.01 D. Schedule “A” Rental Fees, Security Deposits, Set Up/Take Down Fees and Exceptions to Policy 6.01 “B” 1 thru 9. 1. Rental Fees, Set up/Take down Fees, and Security Deposits

$250.00

Set Up/Take Down Fee $0.00

Security Deposit $150.00

$250.00 $1,500.00

$75.00 $350.00

$150.00 $500.00

$1,600.00

$400.00

$600.00

Room

Rental Fee

Armstrong Room Caper Room Community Hall (Excluding rooms 3,4,5) Community Hall (including rooms 3,4,5) Community Hall (Rooms 3,4,5) Florida Room Heritage Room Palm Room Royal Room Rollins Theater Sandpiper Room Eberhardt Bldg.

Ann Marie Leblanc was the Parade Grand Marshal. $75.00 each

$25.00 each

$150.00

$600.00 $250.00 $75.00 $75.00 $500.00 $250.00 $400.00

$150.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $100.00 $75.00 $100.00

$250.00 $150.00 $50.00 $125.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00

Security Deposit

2. Exceptions Organization

Rental

AARP Driver Safety Emergency Squad Samaritans Houses of Worship Kiwanis International Rotary International Knights of Columbus Community Foundation of SCC Interfaith Council Neighborhood Associations in the SCCCA Security Patrol Minto Communities ClubLink SCC Chamber of Commerce

Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free

Set Up/Take Down Fee Required No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Free Free

No No

Yes Yes

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The Irish Connection won First Place ($500) in the Club category. Elizabeth Gilmer and Paddy Cooney accompanied the Irish Tinker Wagon.

In the Home Owners/Condo Owners Association category, Chris and Vickie Robinson, representing the Portsmith COA, took home First Place prize money of $500.

The Freedom Plaza entry won a trophy for First Place in the Business category. The First United Methodist Church cart, drawn by “reindeer,” was a crowd That category was not eligible for cash prizes. pleaser. The youngsters were excited over the $500 prize money that will go to All cart parade photos by Ed Connolly. their youth program.


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Walk from page 1.

PHOTOS BY PHYLLIS HODGES

The open-to-the-public breakfast and participation of clubs early in December (considered by many as the official beginning of the holiday season) was Ann Marie Leblanc’s brainchild. Her vision was to have a special time to promote holiday camaraderie. For those ready to usher in the holiday season, why not celebrate with like-minded people? Leblanc chaired the committee until this year when Sam and Joanne Sudman took the reins.

The Sudmans were novices at this community-breakfast thing until the July 4 breakfast which they chaired under Leblanc’s watchful eye. They did a yeoman’s job of leading the effort that served over 1,000. The July 4 breakfast was Leblanc’s idea, too, when she planned the first one in 2011 (along with the fireworks) as part of the community’s 50th Anniversary Celebration year. The Sudmans have this to say about this year’s event: “ It was gratifying that so many stepped forward to volunteer to make the event successful and that so many came out to enjoy the cuisine and visit the clubs. A very special thank you to the maintenance team without whose help none of our community events could take place.”

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Many visitors strolled through the club rooms, admiring the wares and choosing one-of-a-kind creations for loved ones.

Will you be one of the million 65 & older seniors who will need emergency assistance this year? The Men’s Club of Sun City Center & Philips Lifeline provide access to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Lifeline Medical Alert Who will help if you fall or need assistance – whether medical, fire or sheriff? One push of a small button is all you need to do. What happens if I fall in the shower? Philips personal help button is waterproof – DO wear in the shower. Monthly monitoring fee as low as $25.00. No equipment to purchase and no contract. Provided by your Men’s Club of Sun City Center, a non-profit organization who sponsors Philip Lifeline as a service to your community.

Volunteers served three-hour shifts during the breakfast.

Call the Men’s Club at 813-633-7091

or stop by our office at 1002-A Cherry Hills Drive


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January 2013

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERS IN 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edmund Barnes, President Chuck Collett, Vice President David Floyd - Corporate Secretary Neil Rothfeld, Treasurer Al Alderman Howie Griffin Martin Hurwitz Jane Keegan Ann Marie Leblanc Sam Sudman BUDGET COMMITTEE Jerry Mahoney, Chair Bob Cobe Gene Morris CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Dale Potter, Chair Bob Cobe Jerry Decker Bill Hackbarth Val Korolevich Dave O’Donnell Susan Muise Ted Verzino ELECTIONS COMMITTEE Tommy Wardlow, Chair Barbara Gingrich, Vice Chair Rachel Bancroft Barbara Biddle Dave & Nancy Birkett Jim & Kathy Bittman Sheila Borchert Gail Bouverat Doug Carroll Paul & Eileen Courter Michael Cullen Thomas & Fran Fallon James & Jane Fischer Eleanor Folley Priscilla Gruber Uta Kuhn Dawn Luckett Mary Moquin Pat McNeil Ray & Donna O’Karma Carol Oschmann Myrna Persinger Barbara Pfeil Maggie Pliska Kyle & Betty Rollins Frank Sanyour Susan Swift Lou & Mary Jane Tovey Barbara Walker Jerry & Barbara Werle Jean Wheat GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Bob Shangraw, Co-chair Don Nathan, Co-chair Jim Brandt Sam Sudman, Liaison INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE Tom Culliton, Chair Mary Culliton BINGO COMMITTEE Jan Love, Chair

Patricia Bauman Marilyn Bell Linda Blesser Marilyn Bohl Jack Burgess Janet Chick John Cortese Liz DiRocco Janet Doherty Dorothy Erickson Helen Foti Donna Frecickson Bill George Edie Hazelton Karen Hanson Linda Hughes Rosemary Kobylak Linda Lewis Trincke Lockwood Marie McCann Ann Marshall Swede Nolder Barbara O’Donnell Elsa Petursson Betty Pompei Naomi Powers Larry Ratliff Gale Rust Fred Slatcher Peg Stockett Susan Swift Sandy Torok Sally Welch ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE Judy Schings, Chair Janet McRee, Assistant to Chair Joanne Baskinger Nan Baytos Jack Craig Linda Clapp Rose Ciaravalo John Cortese Dorinda Degnan Margie Driscoll Fran Fallon Barbara Gingrich Larry & Barbara Henbest Mary Klopp Sandy Kepley Margaret Kuss Marvin & Ilene Lent Paula Lickfeldt Betty Maloney Lorraine McDaniel John McRee Susan Muise Pat Nadeau Maggie Pliska Mary Jane Tovey Bonnie Vaught Dolores Whitfield Jay Wolfe Peggy Wolfe 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE (2012) Ann Marie Leblanc, Chair Mike Albanese Elaine Armstrong Mary Bargquist Lyon Bentz Dottie Blanchard John & Linda Bowker

Mike Brock Linda Cannarella Rosemary Collins-Riley Barbara D’Entremont Anne Decker Barbara Gingrich Phyllis & Bill Hodges Karen Jones Jane Keegan Ruth Kramer Fred Kroog John & Sue Lea Janet Love Lorraine Lowell Carl & Cam McGary Ilona Merritt Susan Muise Deanna Patchler Carolyn Pate Theresa Phillips Judy Quitsch Chuck & Gerri Roth Jim Rottman Richard Schaffer Judy Schings Anne Skinner Sam Smith John & Merlene Smithyman Kathy Thomas Tommy Wardlow Ginny Williams Judy Williams FITNESS CENTER COMMITTEE Sam Sudman, Chair Bruce Anderson Jim Blackstone Karen Leichtman Karen Johnson Doug Seipelt Paula Terrenzi Bart Main, “Emeritus” Consultant HISTORY SOCIETY John Bowker, Chair HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE Joe Elam, Chair COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER Joe Elam, Administrator Jerry & Gert Affayroux Tanya Alderman Elaine Armstrong Bruce Arnold Dick and Dee Babbits Dave Bartku JoEllen Benken John and Linda Bowker Mike Brock Elaine Brulpot Judy Bullock Carol Croll Roz Cruthis Annette Dispenziere Janet Ditmore Mae-Ellen Dowdy Tom Fallon Kathy Gauthier Marian Grover Phyllis Hodges Vivian Kann

Dee Kelly Joyce Kline Uta Kuhn Barbara Lewis Vinnie LoRusso George Lott Cam McGary Anne McGervey Phyllis McGrath Dean Mahin Kathy Mahoney Russ & Ilona Merritt Marcia Mooney Andy Nove Donna O’Karma Bill & Doris Palmer Wilma Payne Ginny Rottman Sally Schierkolk Carol Scoble Bud & Susan Swift Howard and Dorothy Volgenau Bob Volpe Elaine Wardlow Barbara Wurth HI NEIGHBOR Joe Elam - Chair John & Linda Bowker Rosie Elam Kathy Gauthier Frank & Peggy Hein Dee Kelly Phyllis McGrath Bob Volpe Donna Waikel MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Karen Ryan, Chair John & Linda Bowker MONDAY MOVIES Roy & Helen Skinner, Co-chairs John & Janet McRee RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS COMMITTEE Paul Wheat, Chair Chester Ferguson, Notary Dolores Whitfield, Notary Kim Droege THE PROJECTS OFFICE (TPO) Al Alderman, Chair Bob Cobe Bob Deutel Lou Lee Don VanGelder PUBLIC RELATIONS Bob Black, Chair LIBRARY Rose Ainslie Jean Beardsley Eileen Bishop Sheile Borchert Marjorie Brown Carol Burns Rose Ann Denton Sally Dittman Helen Faden Lolita Gibson Mary Ellen Ginnetti Linda Hansen

Barbara Henbest Judy Herreweyers Katherine Howell Elisabeth Jones Rosalie Kelleher Rebecca Keller Sharon Kennedy Teresa Klinger Ingleborg Laucks Elinor Lenox Angela Lewit Donna Machmer Susan McBride Faye McDonald Marcia McKee Evelyn McLean Sally McLeish Ann Miller Eileen Myers William Pappmeier Myrna Persinger Clare Rafinski Solange Rangel Shirley Rigsby Mary Robinson Paula Shilkett Grace Spence Patricia Stillson Norma Tuthill Marilyn Valentine Orlanna Wheatley Jennette White James Windle Mary Kay Young OFFICE VOLUNTEER Dolores Miller NEWS OF SUN CITY CENTER Karen Jones, Editor-in-Chief Agnes Baker John Bowker Linda Bowker Uta Kuhn Phyllis Hodges Ron Pelton Judy Stimson John Wolf Marie Wood WEBSITE COMMITTEE Nan Baytos Maggie Pliska BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON SURVEY Bob Deutel, Chair Jim Duffy Art Erickson Bob Guzinsky George Lott Cheryl Sari Don Schang Joy Sparkman Barb Mignogna MANAGEMENT CONTRACT COMMITTEE Chuck Collett, Chairman Martin Hurwitz Neil Rothfeld Bob Shangraw Jerry Mahoney Don Van Gelder

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Community Volunteers continued from page 8. PEBBLE BEACH TASK FORCE Paul Wheat, Chair Bob Deutel Dee Giordano Gary Kaukonen John Luper Steve McTeague Susan Muise Ron Pelton Tom Schmitt Sam Sudman Rolf Sulzberger Harald Van Eycken FUN FEST Jane Keegan, Chair Mike Albanese Bill Barron Dave Birkett John & Linda Bowker Bill & Phyllis Hodges Gary Keegan Fred Kroog John & Sue Lee Judy Schings GOLF CART PARADE Dave Birkett, Chair Bill Barron Nancy Birkett Al Clark Erma Faron Charles Hassell Bill & Phyllis Hodges Don Nathan Bob Powers Chris & Vicki Robinson Lyle Watson

4th of JULY& HOLIDAY WALK BREAKFASTS Sam & Joanne Sudman, Cochairs Chuck & Pat Alber Gert Affayroux Al & Martha Alderman Bob & Eileen Bagley Millie Ballard Marilyn Balkany Larry & Barb Bardsley Jerry & Donna Beavon Bunny Blackstone Jon & Dot Blanchard Alice Boose Mary Boyes Ron & Phyllis Brown Janet Cardulla Lannie Cardwell Bob Casey Linda Clap Chuck & Kris Collett Pat Connelly Phyllis Crawford Roger Daft Ilene Davidoff Bea Despres Ed & Mae Ellen Dowdy Joe Elam Loraine Engquist Art Erickson Mel &Marsha Fader Tom & Fran Fallon David & Julie Floyd Vickie Frank Barb Gaines Lori Germain Kathy Gray Sid Goldstein

Patricia Grey Dorli Grober Marian Grover Bob & Maggi Guzinsky Larry & Karen Hanson Joan Hartnett Doug & Edie Hazleton Irwin Heathcoate Phyllis Hodges Kathy Howell Andy & Pat Iacurci Stan Juczak Phyllis Kashella Dee Kelley Grace Kelver Gary & Jane Keegan Dave Kiefer Jean Kostka Peggy Kotila Evie Kruza Judy Kucera Marcy Kuhn Uta Kuhn Jan Lander Andy & Bev Ledoux Jerome & Brenda Levy Paul & Jan Libby Bill & Phyllis Liles Fred Lofland Don & Sue Lynch Suzanne MacTough Lorraine McDaniel Leon & Barb McGlone Ken & Nan McNamara Terry McNamara Loron & Nancy Mercer Terry & Ellen McGovern Steve & Martha McTeague

Lucille Melaney Alice Meyrhan Dolores Miller Ed & Cathy Miller Deanna Montes de Oca Susan Muise Connie Murray Dave & Barb O’Donnell Carmen O’Kane Maggie Pliska Dave & Debbie Poland Jackie Potts Elanor Prutham Dee Ramondo Roberson, Flavia Ann Renshaw Frank & Cathy Rotger Nan Ryan Cindy Russell Gail Rust Fran & Cathey Sandquist Helen Sanyour Fred Schreiber Janet Selavka Judy Schings

Joan Shinsky Roy & Helen Skinner Dorothy Slavinski Sue Slesnick Sue Smith Mel & Roberta Solochek Bob & Lillian Solin Eileen Spector Jan Spitz Michelle Thibault Mary Ellen Thomas Char Treadway Ray Turman Steve Uhlman Cor & Diane Vanderwoude Phil & Margaret Vaske Ted & Melba Verzino Vicki Waller Lyle & Carol Watson Paul Wheat Dolores Whiteside Mary Williams Bill & Cindy Wood Tim & Pam Zion

VOLUNTEER PICNIC

In appreciation of your hard work, dedication and support given to the CA throughout the year, the Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend a picnic lunch in your honor:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 FLORIDA ROOM Noon to 2 p.m.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO THE FOLLOWING CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ESTATES WHO CONTRIBUTED $1,000 & OVER TO THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IN 2012 (thru 12/19/12)

NAME AMOUNT APPLIED TO 50th Anniversary Committee $10,000 Capital Fund Aquasizers Club $1,000 Pool Maintenance Billiards Club $1,750 Recovering of pool tables, cues, and web pockets Brandon Honda $11,000 July 4, 2012 Fireworks Brandon Honda $3,350 Wine & Cheese after Sunday Series Shows Dr. Michael Caruso $1,000 Fitness Center Ceramics Club $2,184 Kiln Repairs, doors and Hardship Fund Computer Club $3,889 To provide FIOS service in the Computer Room & Atrium Dog Owners Group $3,928 Their share of maintaining the dog park, new oak trees and fencing Estate of Paul Czapar 5,000 Capital Fund Estate of Ruth Creasey 2,500 SCC Library Interfaith Social Action Council $4,000 SCC Library for large print books Lawn Bowling Club $17,875 1/2 maintenance costs for lawn bowling greens Men’s Club $14,842 SCC Library, automatic door at the lap pool entrance, and hearing loops in the Florida Room and Community Hall Minto Communities $10,000 July 4, 2012 Fireworks Minto Communities $5,000 Holiday Golf Cart Parade Monday Movies $3,320 To offset licensing fees Oldies but Goodies Dance Club $5,200 Stage drapery at Community Hall, Hardship Fund & Tax Aide Potters Wheel Club $5,234 Addition of a closet, ceiling fan and Hardship Fund RV Club $1,500 Hardship Fund Softball Club $3,949 Their share of maintaining the softball field, screening, field line and fence Swim Dancers Club $1,247 Underwater Speakers Tennis Association $10,000 Their share of maintaining the tennis courts The CA Board also wants to thank the RV Club and Tillers & Toilers for maintaining their own areas. This is a big savings to the CA and its members.


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-AAbdullatif, Al & Patricia Andersen, Bruce & Joan Armstrong, John & Elaine Arnold, John & Shirley -BBalter, Helga Barringer, Kenneth & Joan Baum, Annette Beck, Mira Benford, Robert & Lee Bio, Darlene Anne Birkinshaw, Stanley & Elaine Bizzano, Robert & Katherine Blanche, Carl Borchert, Sheila Bowker, John & Linda Brock, Peter & Rose Brown, David & Jean Buhr, Carl & Diane Bukowski, John & Barbara Bullock, Annette Burns, Leonard Burt, Jean -CCallan, Frances Cantrell, Edward Chapman, Robert & Vera Chordas, David & Judy Clapp, Richard & Paula Cobe, Robert & Cyrille Cohen, Tina Coleman, Anthony & Mary Coleman, Gertrude Connine, Robert & Lillian Conway, David & Portia Contois, Armand & Joan Cordeaux, Kimberlie Cori, Robert & Joan Cronin, Alice Culpepper, Robert & Barbara -DDaane, Gail DaCosta, Wanir Dando, William & Mary Davis, Paul & Elane Deeb, Michael Delaney, John Detrick, Roger & Stephanie Dieden, Robert & Cornelia Dittman, Sally Donnelly, Bernard & Rosemarie Dooling, Elaine Dowdy, Edward & Mae-Ellen Doyle, Fred & Georgia -EEpps, Gerald & Charlotte

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January 2013

Donations Received in 2012 -F-

Littrell, Paul & Kristine

Sherburne, John & Melinda

Wicklund, Knute

Farrell, Evelyn

LoRusso, Vincent & Frances

Shirley, William & Karin

Wilhelm, Ronald & Phyllis

Finley, Martha

Lott, George

Sjoberg, Stanley & Sylvia

Wilson, Harold & Jane

Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann

Lowell, John & Margaret

Slack, Arthur

Wurth, Barbara

Florance, Virginia

Lynch, Donald & Suzanne

Smith, Sharon

Wyrick, Donald & Barbara

Foley, James & Rita

Spencer, James & Nancy

Folley, Willliam & Eleanor

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Syvertsen, Diane

Fremgen, Mary

Macholl, John & Joan

Frercks, Elizabeth

Mahoney, Jerry & Kathleen

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Young, Jim & Mary Kay

Friedenreich, Harry & Carole

Manyak, Anthony & Mary

Talcott, Charles & Catherine

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Marshall, Anne

Taylor-Armstrong, Ursula

Zito, Norma

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Martin, John & Eula

Tenney, Gary & Molly

Gardner, Jean

Mazzoni, Jane

Thomas, MaryEllen

Genevie, Syble

McDougal, William

Tinervia, Salvatore

Gheg, Boyd & Sandra

McElroy, Barbara

Tock, Norman & Dorothy

Grasser, Joye

McLeod, Ronald

Trautman,Pauline

Green, Marion

Miesionczek, Edward & Margrit

Treadwell, Anthony & Pamela

Griffin, Patricia

Miller, Donald & Janet Lee

Tuthill, Dallas & Norma

Grober, Dorli

Miller, Margaret

Gunsten, Howard & Doris

Misner, Jack & Isabel

Yentes, Gerald & Lee

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Mohl, David

Van Gelder, Warren & Carroll

Hagge, John & Judith

Montagna, Joseph & Regina

Varney, Tommye

Hall, George & Harriet

Moore, Douglas & Elaine

Vesche, Nickie & Dolores

Hamly, Marie

Mulqueen, Norma -W-

Hanson, Larry & Karen

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Weeks, Jo Ann

Hill, Robert & Mable

Narten, Susan

Wehrle, Louis & Carolyn

Hiller, Margaret

Newman, William & Nancy

Weisner, Robert & Alice

Holse, Karen

Novosel, Donald & Elaine

Weisshaupt, Anton

Hoover, Glen & Charlene

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Weitzman, Charles & Adele

Hotzfeld, William & Jacqueline

O’Connell, Joseph & Anita

Wells, Ida Joy

Hurley, John

Odell, David & Rebecca

Werle, Gerald & Barbara

Odell, Willliam

Wheat, Paul & Jean

O’Meara, Thomas & Renatta

White, Malcolm & June

-JJames, William & Ruth Jones, Karen

In honor of: John Manning by Astronomy Club In Memory of: Ralph Arendt by School Bus Drivers Dan Besser by Elaine Besser

Mitchell, Thoms & Jean

Hamm, Alfred & Dolores

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Mary Lou Crampsey by Sally Bloom Ruth Creasey, Estate of Paul Czapar, Estate of Harry Hoopes by Jerry & Rosalie Kelleher Martha Insinga by Renaissance Ladies Book Club Frank Jomantas by Lila’s Book Club Betty Kleinman by AAUW Lois Libenson by Bayone Book Club

Wick, Gerald & Mary -PPalumbo, Donald & Carolyn

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Pappmeier, William

Kann, Vivian

Payne, Charles & Gail

Keller, John & Rebecca

Pelton, Ronald & Patricia

Kelly, John & Elizabeth

Poublon, Ronald & Marjorie

Kepley, Frank & Sandra Kester, Robert & Irene

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Klinger, Robert

Rado, Ruth

Kowalski, Stanley & Alba

Ransbury, David & Karen Rich, Irene

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Robinson, Mary

La Torre, Sandra

Rogers, William

Lacey, John

Rottman, James & Ginny

Laird, Ann

Rozum, Anne

Lander, Jeananna Landis, Betty

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LaTorre, Alan & Sandra

Sadowski, John & Beverly

Lee, Robert & Phyllis

Sari, James & Cheryl

Lehan, Thomas & Janet

Scaccheti, Donald

Leone, Louis & Barbara

Scheller, Marion

Levine, Arthur & Bernice

Schilkey, Frances

Lincicome, Robert & Jane

Schueren, Vincent & Ethel

Lipski, Stanley & Paula

Shackelford, Ronald & Beverley

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER SUN CITY CENTER A special thank you to the Community Foundation for its grants in 2012 benefiting the: Ceramic Club $1,550 for new kiln venting from the Carlyle & Elizabeth Stieler Fund China Painting Club $700 for teachers from the Sun City Center Community Impact Fund Sun City Center Library $11,718 from the Durward & Janet Siville Fund Woodcarvers Club $1,800 for safety equipment from the Give a Little Back Spirit Fund


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Why Do People Volunteer? We are in the season of giving. Many give objects, others money, and a few give time and effort. Why do so many give things of monetary value when so few give the ‘free’ gift of time and effort? There is a percentage of the population that like to help, some REALLY like to help. You may be tempted to say “it’s in their blood,” but others would disagree. Volunteering may be part of the culture they were raised in, but there is a wide variation even among siblings. When asked to help some people always say yes, others always say no—both groups can suffer from their decisions The quest ion t hat ne e ds answering is What is my “quality of life?” Personalities aside, those who volunteer not only enjoy the physical benefits of staying active but also claim to have a “good feeling” from helping others. Some even claim there are unseen effects, similar to the repercussions of “karma.” Another attitude is “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These benefits are impossible to measure. Are people who volunteer really happier? Evaluating quality of life is different for each person. If we don’t like “where we are,” what will we do about it? Another aspect of volunteering that is impossible to measure is social interaction. How do you meet people

in a community you have recently joined? Volunteer to help. The fastest way to determine if you want to be friends with someone is to work with them. Your HOA can use help. The club you belong to can use help. The CA can use help. The county and the Lowery Park Zoo utilize volunteers. If you ask others currently helping you will be directed to the people leading the effort. In every case, you will meet new people who have a shared interest with you. There is a benefit few people consider but many people benefit from—cost savings. A recent example is the Holiday Walk pancake breakfast. Without the 122 volunteers assisting Joanne Sudman (co-chair of the event with her husband Sam), this breakfast would have cost a great deal more. Since any profit from the event goes to the CA, all the members benefit. One reason the CA can offer so many amenities for such a low annual fee is because there are so many people who volunteer their time and energy to benefit the community. Why do people volunteer? This list includes physical activity, positive self image (feeling good about helping other people), social interaction, and cost savings. There are many reasons, but the results are the same—it’s a win-win situation. —Art Erickson

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Reddick Elementary Receives Grant from IFC

The Sun City Center Interfaith Council recently awarded a grant to Reddick Elementary for the enhancement of their vocabulary program. Books will be bought and provided to teachers to help increase the students’ word knowledge as well as their comprehension. The words selected from the books will be displayed around the school. The Nearly New Shop of Sun City Center provided the funding for the Interfaith Council to use in this endeavor. Shown presenting the check to Principal J. Roth is Pat Pelton, vice president of the Interfaith Council. Looking on are Cecilia Nash, reading coach and Joan Storey, media specialist. ­—Pat Pelton

The Americans of Italian Heritage Club will hold its annual Carnavale Party on February 14 at the Kings Point Borini Theater. Dress code is costume or casual. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes. Gari will lbe the entertainer for the evening. It is a BYOB. Members $25 and guests $27. Table of eight should mail checks in together. Maill you check payable to A.I.H. to Annette Macdonald (633-9697), 2450 Kensington Greens Drive, SCC 33573,. Cut off date is Feb. 8.

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PLANTS HAPPEN By Ron Pelton

Hedges Hedges provide the privacy most every landscape needs. They also create view barriers, soften walls, conceal fences and define spaces. Florida has a wealth of good hedge plants. The trick is to find one that grows to the correct height and width without a lot of maintenance. I will cover just a few of the more popular shrubs separating them into evergreen and flowering varieties: EVERGREEN HEDGES PITTOSPORUM This plant has glossy solid green or creamy white and green variegated leaves. It is easy to care for, and has an open, round canopy. Clusters of creamy white flowers appear in the spring, with a fragrance similar to orange blossoms.

in any landscape. It keeps its shape very well after pruning. Plant on 2-3 feet centers using 3-gallon stock. Be patient and fertilize. LIGUSTRUM This is an evergreen shrub with a compact growth habit to over 10 foot high and 5 to 6 foot wide. The oval leaves are rather leathery being glossy green above and almost white underneath. The Ligustrum has a rapid growth rate of 25 inches or more per year. It has a fairly dense canopy of bending branches composed of large, four to six-inch-long, glossy green leaves which have narrow, translucent margins. Terminal, 6 to 10-inch-long, eye-catching panicles of small, white, malodorous flowers are followed in fall by large, showy clusters of small purple berries. The berries are popular with birds and the dispersed seeds germinate in the landscape and could become somewhat of a nuisance. Care must be taken in the location of this multitrunked tree since the profuse berry production can create a litter problem on hard surfaces. The fallen berries may stain car paint, walks, and patios.

to perform poorly. Once established, Loropetalum grows satisfactorily in dry conditions and requires few, if any, pesticides. These characteristics make Loropetalum a popular plant selection for Florida-Friendly landscapes. VIBURNUM SUSPENSUM Viburnum suspensum (Sweet viburnum) is a handsome evergreen with a spreading habit and coarse texture. It has an attractive compact form growing to 6-12 ft. in height with about an equal spread if left untrimmed. In the spring and summer it produces small waxy tubular flowers held in tight panicles (flower cluster) that are 1.5 inches in diameter. Flowers are white with pinkish tints and give way to small round red berries in autumn. Planted on 3 ft. centers, it is a good choice for a trimmed hedge of

earthscapesunlimitied.webs.com As a shrub it withstands trimming well and are used for foundation, hedge and mass plantings, screens, and in planter boxes. Most insect and mite problems are not generally a problem in the landscape. Aphids, cottony cushion scale and leaf-spot can be problems on this landscape plant. Pittosporum are also known fortheir susceptibility to root-knot nematodes. The variegated variety is excellent when used as an informal shrubbery border. It can be maintained at any desired height by selective hand pruning. Plant on 4 to 5 foot centers for mass planting. PODOCARPUS Podocarpus casts dense shade when branched to the ground, so no grass grows beneath it. It lends a rigid, formal effect to any landscape due to the stiff, horizontal branches, but the blue foliage softens this effect. It could be used as a specimen or as a screen planted 10 to 15 feet apart.

medium height. garden.bsewall.com

bibba.co.uk FLOWERING HEDGES LORPETALUM Loropetalum, otherwise known as Chinese Witch Hazel, is a common landscape plant throughout north and central Florida. Loropetalum has attractive, burgundy-colored foliage in the spring and pink flowers in the spring and fall. Loropetalum has increased in popularity following the introduction of several improved cultivars that are more compact with more colorful foliage. It makes a lovely addition to any landscape. Although it is capable of growing to about 10-feet-tall, most specimens are seen at about 5 to 6 feet with a rounded canopy.

VIBURUM ODORATISSIMUM Large, leathery, dark green, glossy leaves and clusters of extremely f ragrant, small, w hite f lowers which completely cover the plant in springtime, make it a longtime landscape favorite. The large, dull green leaves form a moderately coarse texture. Often used as a screen or clipped hedge, its dense,spreading, evergreen habit makes it suitable for use as a small tree, reaching 25 to 30 feet tall and wide at maturity, with a dense, multibranched, rounded canopy. The flowers are often followed

January 2013

Performing Arts Company Presents “Apartment 14G” “Never work with children or animals” is an old show business adage, but there’s a new show coming to town that has its adult actors doing just that! APARTMENT 14G, a hilarious new musical comedy, debuts at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on January 10. Adorable canine Lucy and 12-yearold show biz sensation Alex Council star in this delightful musical mix of tenderness and silliness. Starring alongside the dynamic duo are the show’s playwrights Teri Council, Ellen Kleinschmidt, and Kathy Straub. Dan Tackitt and Jeanie Nash are also featured. Produced by the Performing Arts Company of SCC, the show is directed by former New York actor Lew Resseguie. APARTMENT 14G is a story of six amazing people and one loveable dog named Lucy Fluffyfenders. Through the eyes of the Super, the audience will relive a month in their lives in a show filled with unique Broadway show tunes that keep the story moving merrily along. 14G is a tale of dreams and disappointments as well as hope and tolerance. And of course, there is passion and L-OV-E!!! W-O-O-F!!! APARTMENT 14G runs Jan 10, 11, 12, 17,18, & 19 at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sat., Jan 12 & 19. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Sun City Center Kiosk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - noon or with credit card by calling 813-642-0606

Starring in the Performing Arts Company’s upcoming musical comedy “Apartment 14” is Lucy. Lucy is a veteran stage actress, having previously appeared in “Gypsy” and “Lucky Stiff.”

by small, red berries which turn black when ripe and are moderately showy. plantthis.com.au

daniellecopeland.com Podocarpus grows very slowly, probably to 40 feet or more in an open environment. It is, however, not an aggressive grower either above or below ground. The two-inch long blue foliage borne on a rigid pyramidal canopy makes a striking specimen

clemson.edu Loropetalum has been a relatively pest-free plant that grows well in full sun. It is often recommended as an alternative to azaleas for sunny areas of the landscape where azaleas might tend

There really are many other hedges suitable for Florida such as the Oleander that I previously discussed. However, this is still a good choice of hedge if the maintenance problems are overcome. Other flowering hedges might be jasmine, hibiscus, thryallis and azaleas. Of course, frequent pruning of the shrubs into hedges removes the flowers.

Starring in the new musical comedy “Apartment 14G” is 12-year-old Alex Council, a 7th grader at Progress Village Magnet School for the Arts.


January 2013

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The News of Sun City Center

Dance Clubs

January 2013

Academy of Ballroom Dance Club

MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB The Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will hold its Annual Dinner Dance on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Suncoast Catering will serve a delicious dinner with an entree choice of chicken or fish, and appetizers are included. BYOB. Mario DeLeon will provide our live dance music from 7-9 p.m. (This varies from our usual dance time of 7:30-9:30 p.m.) The attire will be “Dressy” for the ladies and “Jacket & Tie” for the men. Paid reservations by CHECK ONLY (no cash) made out to “Moonglow Dance Club” are requested by Jan.15 and should be mailed to: Gail Bouverat, 1114 Villeroy Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. The cost will be $15 per person for members, and $22 per person for visitors/guests. Couples and singles are welcome. Both current and prospective members may send their $25 per person annual dues along with their dinner reservation. We have our complete 2013 schedule of great live music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Monthly dances year round will feature the talents of: Mario DeLeon, Mellotones, Treble Clefs, Daniel Fugazzotto, Rudy Rosa and Bryan Ashley. Guests/visitors are always welcome at our dances for $5 per person, and Singles Table(s) are available. For more information, call Gail/Ron at 813-633-1297 or Mary/ Chet at 813-642-8845. If you prefer, you may send email to gail3357@ gmail.com.

Come Dance With Us

Oldies But Goodies Dance Club

Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s Sunday - January 20 Community Hall Dancing 7 – 10 p.m. Entertainment: “The Travelers” BYOB OBG Members free, Non-members $5 For more info, call Barbara: 633-5649

Foxy Seniors Dance Club

The Foxy Seniors Dance Club is having a dance on January 19 in the Florida Room. Enjoy an evening of fun where you can dance and/or sing, hosted by ReAct Entertainment (Suzanne & Bruce). Open to Sun City Center, Kings Point and their guests. Couples & singles welcome. Members pay $3. Non-members pay $4. (Member dues are $8 and due by Jan. 5.) BYOB. Casual Attire. For information or to reserve a table for eight, phone Angelina at 813-6341865.

Cabaret Dance Club

Saturday, January 5, at Community Hall Free Lesson: Waltz from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Dance is from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Members free; guests $6. Music by Bernice Dubro Attire: Dressy Casual. Everyone welcome, Singles tables available. BYOB For further information, call Jean Kostka at 634-1235 or Lennie Crooks at 642-9975.

Dance Classes in January 2013

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium. Open to all Sun City Center CA and Kings Point residents. Couples and singles welcome. $5 per class. For information, call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES (January 8,15,22,29) Beginning - Swing 5:30 p.m. Beginning/Intermediate -Slow Dance 6:45 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced -Cha Cha 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAY CLASSES (January 2,9,16,23,30) Beginning - Tango 12:45 p.m. Intermediate - Rumba 2 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced - Tango 3:15 p.m.

SINGLE DANCE CLASSES

This is a special dance session for FOR SINGLES ONLY. We will be teaching a few steps in the Waltz: DATES: Mondays (January 7,14,21,28) 2013 TIME: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. COST: $20 PER PERSON FOR ALL 4 CLASSES TAUGHT BY BERNICE DUBRO AND TOM GIANNINA CALL TO REGISTER: 634-3205 E-MAIL: DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM

SCC Dance Club

Wed. Jan. 16: THE SCC DANCE CLUB DINNER DANCE at Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, FL. Cocktail Hour (BYOB) 5-6 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Dancing 7:30-9:30 p.m. It will be a sit down dinner presented by Suncoast Catering featuring salad, rolls & butter, a gluten-free Beef Burgundy/Chicken Marsala Combo, mashed potatoes, vegetable, German Chocolate Cake, coffee and iced tea. Gerardo will be spinning music from the Exclusive SCC Dance Club Playlist, including East & West coast swing, slow and line dance, Latin variations, waltz, country and polka. Attire is dressy casual. Open to SCC and KP residents. Members $14 pp. Guests $20 pp. Singles welcome. Write check to: SCC Dance Club. Mail to: Ann Carl, 1802 Bunker Hill Dr., SCC, FL 33573. Cut-off date Jan. 9. For more info call 813-634-9074.

The Cabaret Dance Club is having a dance on January 11 in the Florida Room. Enjoy an evening of fun where you can dance the night away. Open to Sun City Center, Kings Point and their guests. Couples & singles welcome. Members pay $3. Non-members pay $4. (Member dues are $10 and due by Jan. 5.) Once again, because of BYOB & snacks. Casual Attire. For information or to reserve a table scheduling problems, the club has for eight, phone Angelina at 813-634-1865. had to hold one of its dances after the actual holiday—this time it’s New Free Sunday Dance Practice Year’s. The Sun City Center Swingers Need a place to practice your dance skills to various types of music? The Square Dance Club will hold its New perfect opportunity is every Sunday afternoon (2 – 3:30 p.m.) in the Dance Year’s Mainstream/Plus Square Dance Studio in the Atrium (CA Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd.). This is on Friday, January 4. This really isn’t not a lesson, just a time to practice with some good music. too bad for the refreshment of the The session, sponsored by the SCC Dance Club, is open to all members evening will be the club’s “World of the SCC Community Association or residents of Kings Point. Contact for Famous” delicious homemade CHILI with all the “fixins.” The club will info: Bill and Phyllis Hodges at 641-0816. supply the chili and the members will provide the “fixins.” Beverages will also be available. If you have never tasted the club’s Famous Chili—this is the night to do it (you won’t be sorry) —and also enjoy great dancing. Be sure to join us and welcome in the New Year of 2013—a little late—but in style. These Special Dances, along with the club’s regular Friday Night Mainstream/Plus Dances are held in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Pre-Rounds 7 - 7:30 p.m. Mainstream/Plus Dance 7:30 to 9:30

“POST – NEW YEAR’S”   Square Dance (with Chili) p.m. Bob Ellis calls on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month; Art Springer calls on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Pat Hagen cues. (Ron Reardon will be calling for Bob Ellis during the latter’s illness.) A Beginners Square Dance Class is held every Tuesday night, 6:30–8 p.m., in Room 3 of Community Hall. A Plus workshop follows 8 – 9:30 p.m. Van Coble is the instructor. Club Members, as in the previous 20 years, donated Christmas gifts to the guests of the Mary Martha House, Ruskin, Fl. The Mary Martha House provides shelter and support for abused women and their children of the area. Square Dancers: come join us for this Special Dance and every Friday Night for great dancing, fellowship and refreshments. For further information call Geri at 633-9742 or Leah at 6333986. —Dick Shultz


January 2013

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The News of Sun City Center

Art Club in Sun City Center

NEW SCC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT

46th ANNUAL ART SHOW JANUARY 2013 ART ON PARADE

The 46th Annual SCC Art Club Art Show entitled’ Art On Parade’ will be held in the Florida Room on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This exhibition will feature a collection of some of the most recent artistic creations of the talented members of the Art Club. Exhibition visitors can expect to view a collection that demonstrates the use of a wide variety of media, art techniques and subject matter. Admission to the Art Show is free and all area residents are invited to view this show and meet some of our local artists.

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery in SCC will open on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, with an opening reception in the Art Room from 2 to 4 p.m. This new exhibit will feature the works of Mel Solochek, recently chosen as Director of the Art Gallery. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin and living in Milwaukee, Mel had his own independent pharmacy and painted mostly for fun and relaxation, while helping to create the Pharmacy Buying Group of America, a national buying group for independent pharmacies. Moving from Kings Point in Tamarac, FL. to Sun City Center in 2012, Mel joined the Art Club, took some art classes and began to make serious use of his artistic talents, painting daily at home with acrylics, his preferred medium. All are invited to the January 9 reception to meet Mel, view his artworks, and enjoy the refreshments. For those that cannot attend the reception, The Gallery, located adjacent to the Art Room, is open to all each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Admission is free. News of other Art Club and Art Gallery functions can be found at www.artclubofscc.org.

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The Computer Club

“SKYPE” At its January 2, 2013 meeting, Russ Merritt will demonstrate this popular program that lets you make voice and video calls to your friends, for free. Talk to them and see them too! Just like Video Phone promised, years ago. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Florida Room. All Sun City Center and Kings Point residents are invited. For membership and meeting information, contact Bob Wehrle at 633-4516. Classes:

Workshops:

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS: Wednesday, January 16: A two-hour class at 10 a.m. on the date shown, and continuing each week on that same day for four weeks. Tuition is $20, payable upon registration

VIRUS REMOVAL WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. on January 14. A three-hour workshop. Tuition is $10 payable upon registration.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS: Beginning Tuesday, January 22: A two-hour class at 10 a.m. on the date shown, and continuing each week on that same day for four weeks. Tuition is $20, payable upon registration

USING A DIGITAL CAMERA WITH YOUR COMPUTER: 9 a.m. on January 21. A three-hour workshop. Tuition is $10 payable upon registration Register daily, except Sunday, at the Computer Club Classroom in the Atrium 12:30 – 5p.m. All Classes are held in the Computer Club classroom.

A SPECIAL COMPUTER CLUB EVENT BEGINNER Q&A At 9 a.m. on January 28 in the Computer Club classroom This is a special, one-session event for those with basic questions about computers. Our Lab Staff will answer your PC questions about what to buy; what the terminology means; is Windows 8 okay; what will a Tablet do or whatever your concern. It is not a class. No Charge but pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient seating.

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Mel Solochek, the new director of the Art Gallery, displays one of his artworks.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Karen Butenschoen has been designated Artist of the Month for January 2013 by the Art Club In SCC. Born and raised in Oregon, Karen attended University of Oregon Dental School and while she had a great interest in art, she never had time to take any art classes. Later, when living in Ohio, and busy raising four children, she took time out to take several classes in Tole painting and taught classes in making corn husk dolls, wreaths and ornaments. Moving to SCC in 2004, she purchased some art supplies, fell in love with oil painting and now enjoys painting flowers, sunsets, family members and animals. Karen’s artworks will be on display during January at SCC library, Sun Trust Bank, American Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors (not WF bank), A-1 Connection Realty, Welcome Center on Cherry Hills Dr. and in the showcase at the front of the Art Room.

The Computer Club began in 1983, when Len Point had a computer problem and could not find ready answers. He made a plea for help and other PC pioneers responded as a “mutual aid society.” Club members took turns offering their homes as sites for the monthly meetings. As the PC became popular, the club grew. In 1988, it became affiliated with the Sun City Center Community Association. Later, it incorporated and was granted 501(c) (3) status by the IRS as a tax-exempt educational organization. The club offers a wide range of facilities and services for the local PC community. Regular monthly meetings are held to update members on the latest equipment and software advances. The club publishes a widely acclaimed, prize winning, 16-page monthly newsletter containing club news, industry news and “how to” information. It also contains the very useful “Help Line” – a listing of members willing and able to assist others with specific software questions and problems. One of the unique facilities of the club is its full-time Resource Center in the Atrium Building, where qualified monitors (the “Yellow Shirts”) assist residents with PCrelated problems and questions. This operates daily except Sunday with a dozen, state-of the art computers available. Visitors have used this

facility to submit their homework, make on-line financial transfers or print out their Boarding Passes. This Center also serves as a backup facility for members and visitors who need access to their e-mail accounts, or to download programs on the club’s high speed WiFi line. In the mornings, the Lab is used as a classroom for the many courses the club offers. At its own expense, the club has “wired” the Atrium Building and Community Hall for WiFi—wireless operation—permitting laptop users to access the Internet on a 24/7 basis and for local organizations to make on-line presentations. The Computer Club has also been instrumental in forming other groups. Several years ago, to better serve the nonWindows user, the club facilitated the formation of a local Apple/McIntosh group, which has now spun off as its own organization. The Genealogy Society is another group formed by The Computer Club. One of the main objectives of the Club, Computer Education, remains in the forefront under the leadership of Bob Wehrle, the Club’s Director of Education. Upcoming class schedules are publicized in local newspapers and posted at the Club’s Resource Center. With the club in its 30th year of service to Sun City Center and Kings Point, even more significant achievements are bound to follow.


Audubon Society

Justin Mathews of Wildlife Rescue gave a fascinating presentation to the Sun City Center Audubon group at its December meeting. He brought a number of wild animals and birds, including a Burmese python, a S outh American tortoise, an iguana, a great-horned owl, and a Harrier haw k. At t he end of his pres ent at ion, members were invited to come close to see and touch some of these wild creatures. Pictured are the tortoise and an iguana eating Romaine lettuce, a favorite treat for them.

The January meeting of the Audubon Club will be held on Saturday, January 5, in the Florida Room. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. A brief business meeting at 10 a.m. will be followed by a presentation by Sandy Patrick, a Mosaic staff biologist, who will discuss their wildlife programs. Members will have an opportunity to sign up for a field trip to Mosaic to view wading birds. Guests are welcome at all meetings. For more information, call Lynn 938-1065. —Lynn Knapp

Photo Club Announces Best of the Best Winners

Grand Prize winner is Watching Over Parliament by Ron Shackelford

Scandinavian Club The Scandinavian Club of SCC will be meeting on Wednesday, January 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sandpiper Room. A choral program by the Riverview High School Chorus will include the famous “Solveig’s Song” by Edvard Grieg. There will be a charge for refreshments. Additional information can be obtained from president, Fritz Brinck, at 260-3422. The charge will be $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Guests are welcome and invited to join the club. Judge’s Choice Award Building Dies, Art Survives by Matt Batt.

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The Jazzamatazz Dance Club brought back memories of snow and waiting for Santa with their performances of “It’s A Marshmallow World” and “The Man with The Bag” at this year’s Wall to Wall Christmas produced by the SCC Performing Arts Company. All proceeds from the “sold out” event went to the Make a Wish Foundation. Pictured Front (L-R): Margot Gunther, Director Lew Resseguie, Instructor and Choreographer Diane Le Francois Resseguie, and Janet Cardulla. Back Row: Kathy Hatfield, Ann McKenzie, Kris Collett, Kathy Thomas, and Julie Moran. —Janet Cardulla

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The Sun City Center Photo Club is proud to announce the winners of its annual Best of the Best competition. The Grand Prize winner is Watching Over Parliament by Ron Shackelford and the Judge’s Choice Award went to Matt Batt for his photo, Building Dies, Art Survives. Professional photographer and judge, John Livernois, awarded four perfect scores among the 123 entries. They were awarded to Rod Rodgriquez for Tree Nymph Spiral, George (L to R) Tom Russell, president; Mary Seeley for Airborne, Matt Batt for Building Dies, Duncan, first vice president; Dee Kelly, Art Survives and Ron Shackelford for Watching second vice president; Carole Scoble, Over Parliament. secretary; Ed Dowdy, treasurer. Award winners in each class Beginners: Digital Color: Rod Rodrigues for The 2013 North Lake Association officers were Under the Chicago Bean Mirror; Print Color: Sue installed at the group’s Annual Dinner Meeting McBride for Hello, Dali; Digital Monochrome: November 13 in the Florida Room. After the Fire by Robert Price; Print Monochrome: Andre Ledoux for He’s Mine. Jazzmatazz Dance Club Performed at Intermediate: Digital Color: Jellyfish by Bob the “Wall to Wall” Christmas Pagent Trivus; Print Color: Harley Rider by Pat Jones; Digital Monochrome: Omaha Beach Cemetery by Ron Shackelford; Print Monochrome: Ron Shackelford for Watching Over Parliament. Advanced: Digital Color: Gayle Fischer for Gentle Friend; Print Color: George Seeley for Airborne; Print Monochrome: War’s Aftermath by Rolf Sulzberger; Creative: Matt Batt for Building Dies, Art Survives

Ceramics Club Workshops

After the great response received this past year to the free workshops the Ceramic Club held, the club is offering another set of three workshops in the new year. They will be held on three consecutive Mondays—January 14, 21, 28 (2013) at the club studio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The only requirement is you must be a current CA or Kings Point member. Your ID card is necessary. You will be introduced to the world of bisque, underglazes, acrylics, stains and glazes. The mystery of “how we do it” will be solved for you. A small ceramic piece, tools, brushes and paints will be provided at no cost and it will be your personal work of art. Work space is limited so please sign up in the ceramic club studio any Monday through Friday 9.am. to 4 p.m. by January 9, 2013. —Carol Cook

January 2013

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The News of Sun City Center

PHOTO BY JANET CARDULLA

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January 2013

Club Happenings 3 OHIO CLUB PLANS PARTY FOR JANUARY

The News of Sun City Center

Metaphysical Society EXPO 2013

January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Boulevard The Ohio Club is hosting a party on Sunday,

January 20, 2013 in the Florida Room. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:45. Dinner will be an Italian buffet provided by Bella Cucina and will feature Chicken Marsala, Baked Ziti, Pasta with Alavaka sauce (a combination of alfredo and marinara), salad and rolls. Dinner will be topped off with cheesecake and canoli. Entertainment will start at 7 p.m. and be provided by Troy Coman and Friends. Troy is a recent winner of the Bright House Senior Idol contest and entertains frequently in Sun City Center. The cost will be $16 per member and $17 for guests. Reservations are required through Marianne Turman at 1954 Wolf Laurel (634-7770). Make checks payable to the Ohio Club. ­­­—Barb McElheny

Photo Club Meets Tuesday, January 8

Experience “adventure photography” with professional photographer James Corwin Johnson at the January 8 meeting of the Sun City Center Photo Club. Johnson has specialized in professional photography for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the Glen Fishback School of Photography. James’ career has spanned the gamut of photographic specialties and has taken him to Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has appeared in Eastman Kodak, Paramount Pictures and other consumer and industrial publications. James leads photographic trips to Yosemite National Park, where he was a park photographer and guide. He also leads tours to diverse places such as Maine, Africa, and Arizona. With his vast experience, he will show us how to take great photos of nature and landscapes and will provide tips for traveling and storing those shots. He will leave time for questions and will show us some of his adventures. Visit his website at www.meetup.com/ JamesCorwinJohnsonPhotoExperience/ At 6:30 p.m., we will have a tutorial program, followed by the regular program at 7 p.m. This is an open meeting and you do not have to be a member to attend. Dues for the 2013 year remain at $20 per person or $30 per household couple and provide access to club activities, competitions and classes as well as the photo lab with computers, scanners and large format printers.

The Metaphysical Society, a club of the nonprofit Sun City Center CA, has been operating in the local community for over 40 years. The Society holds weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings from 10  a.m. to noon in the Central Campus Atrium. The Society’s first EXPO in 2010 was a dream of member Ed Leary of Kings Point. Following that first EXPO, the Society’s membership doubled. Still growing in popularity, the Society’s third EXPO—“EXPO 2013”—is being held at a new, larger location in Community Hall. Admission is free, everyone is welcome, and, there will be drawings for door prizes. EXPO 2013 features two rooms of hourly presentations by gifted spiritual speakers on various subjects of interest: Color Alchemy/ Feng Shui to attract great vitality, creativity and confidence; Restorative Yoga and its deep body/ mind relaxation effects; Breathing, Color, and Meditation and their spiritual healing effects; Dreams and their meanings; Handwriting Analysis; Therapeutic Essential Oils, the history of and how and why they work; Numerology; Oriental Medicine, dynamics involved when dealing with pain and illness; Himalayan crystal salts; Auras, how to see and feel them and the meaning of their colors; Massage; Bio Mat; Mediumship; Reincarnation and Past-Lives; Self-healing, from a Shaman’s view of alchemy; Spiritual Protection and its effects; and Atlantis Rising, concepts of Atlantis literally and figuratively. Sessions are available with Authors, Artists, Angel Readers, Aura Readers, Intuitives, Mediums, Numerologists, and Spiritual Healers! Over 15 vendors are offering books, crystals, crystal and brass bowls, candles, EMF Organite, pendants, clothing, gifts, and crafts; and so much more. Don’t miss out! Come spend the day with us and see why Sun City Center has its high energy and peaceful atmosphere. For further info, contact: Holli Cantrell, EXPO 2013 Coordinator, at: (443) 745-5015.

For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at www. photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.

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Performing Arts Company Sponsors

THE KEGG February 2

By Phyllis Hodges The Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center is bringing THE KEGG, a popular area duo, to Rollins Theatre on Saturday, February 2. Two two-hour shows are scheduled—2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now being sold at the SCC Atrium ticket kiosk on the Community Association Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. The kiosk is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets may also be purchased using credit cards by calling 813-642-0606. Kelly Emerson (the KE) and Gary Garbelman (the GG) combined their talents to form THE KEGG 14 years ago and have a loyal following in the Tampa Bay area. The February show will include Classic Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and easy listening Ballads. There will also be some surprise special guests. Both Emerson and Garbelman are nationally known musicians and song writers. With Emerson living just north of Parrish and Garbelman in Apollo Beach, they are familiar faces in this area. They entertain audiences at group events regularly and have delighted FunFest audiences. Emerson has also joined acclaimed musicians on stage when they appeared in SCC as part of a countrywide tour. According to Lew Resseguie, president and founding member of The Performing Arts Companyof SCC, “The Performing Arts Company is attempting to bring a varied number of performers to its stage at the Rollins Theater in order to satisfy the entertainment need of the South County and Sun City Center especially.” In 2012, PAC members appeared in three musicals, two other shows and three benefits. They have also sponsored shows from other groups. He expects sell-outs for both February 2 performances.

The Performing Arts Company is bringing Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman (THE KEGG) to Rollins Theatre in February.

—Vicki Breaugh

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Club Happenings 4 Art Club In SCC

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COME ABOARD

ART CLUB FASHION SHOW I LUNCHEON

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The Art Club In Sun City Center will present its first-ever combined Fashion Show/Luncheon. The event will be held in Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd., Saturday, January 19, 2013. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with the Fashion Show to begin shortly thereafter. The fashions are being brought to the Show by A’Tu of Sarasota, featuring fashions for all body types, and some SCC residents have graciously volunteered to model the fashions, all of which will be available for purchase. The Luncheon will be catered by Orange Blossom Catering, and everyone attending will receive a hand-made ‘Thank you’ token created by members of the Art Club. Tickets for this combined event are $20 per person and are available to all SCC residents and their friends at the Atrium kiosk each Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Membership in the Art Club is not required for attendance; all are welcome. For additional information about this grand social event, you may contact Marsha Lucidi at 813938-5100.

Art Club members Jill Scott and Marsha Lucidi prepare gifts for the luncheon/fashion show.

The Art Club in Sun City Center is sponsoring a seven-day cruise from February 10 to 17 on Holland America’s Ryndam. The cruise will leave from Tampa with stops in Key West, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Maya with two days at sea. There will be free art classes onboard in a private room two to four hours a day, six of the seven days on the ship. These Art workshops will include two on Watercolor and one on Duralar taught by Diane Simon and one on Mixed Media Negative Transfer taught by Marsha Lucidi. Participation is not limited to members of the Art Club. Come aboard and try new art techniques. Cruise price depends on cabin type and location but range from $749 to $1549/person. The ship will be cruising over VALENTINE’S DAY, so bring a spouse, sweetheart, relative, BFF or neighbor and join the fun. Reservations should be made soon to guarantee a spot. Sue Diogostine at Sun City Travel is taking care of reservations and can be reached at 813-634-3318. For additional information or other questions, call Marsha Lucidi at 813-938-5100. —Ed Laudano

Mel Grazano, shown above was the lucky winner of the pagoda raffled off by the Sun City Center Ceramic Club at the recent Holiday Walk.

International Forum to Meet January 11

The International Forum will meet at 9:30 a.m. on January 11 in the Florida Room of the Atrium building off North Pebble Beach Blvd. It is open to all residents of SCC and Kings Point. The program will focus on Global Nuclear Energy with three featured panelists. Dr. John Lacey, program leader, will discuss the 1993 United States-Russian non-proliferation agreement converting dismantled nuclear weapons to produce electrical power. Jim Holm’s focus will be on using Chinese nuclear technology to end the era of Global Warming and Dr. Morris Firebaugh, in his analysis of nuclear power, will present the problems and benefits of nuclear power. An open question and answer period will follow. —Pat Diehl

January 2013

SINGLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB The Single Deck Pinochle Club is offering free classes. Four lessons will include deal, melds, bids, renege and more. You can select Sundays (Feb. 3,10,17,24) or Thursdays (Feb. The Patriots Club of Sun City 7,14,21,28). They will be held in the Center will be holding its ANNUAL Sandpiper Room from 3:45 to 5:15 MEETING this month. p.m. Call now or email to reserve your seat: vfahy79@gmail.com or call DAY/DATE: Saturday, January 19 Verna King at 642-0440. TIME: 1 p.m. PLACE: Palm Room Male Call! (Old Town Hall) Male Call for Prostate Health,  The club officers urge all club sponsored by the Men’s Club of members to plan on attending this Sun City Center, will host its next meeting, so that there will be a meeting Monday, January 14, 2 p.m. quorum to elect officers for the at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., West. The coming year. All residents of Sun City speaker will be Dr. Jack Steel, MD of Center and Kings Point are invited Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology who to attend.  Light refreshments will will present “Comparing Treatments for Prostate Cancer.” It is suggested be served. that wives attend. Refreshments will Contact Uta Kuhn at 642-9555 be served. if you have any questions. —Harry Benter

New England Club By Uta Kuhn The New England Club of SCC has been in existence for about 27 years. It has a membership of approximately 800 members and, of course, a prerequisite to become a member is having lived in one of the New England states prior to moving to Sun City Center. There are no dues to pay to belong to the club and they have only three events every year: one which welcomes back the snowbirds, an annual meeting with ham and bean dinner in February and a spring dinner. They also usually participate in the yearly Holiday Golf Cart Parade. In talking with Dan Patch, member of the club, a very unique system of having a dinner at their annual meeting was introduced to club members by him about 15 years ago. The idea came about when they were invited by the New England Club of Kings Point to participate at their meeting and pot luck. He remembers that the event was catered, and the food really wasn’t that good. This gave him an idea, why not just have members of the club participate in putting the meal together at their next yearly meeting. He proposed this to the then Board and they accepted his proposal. That in itself is not such a novel idea. But here is the twist to the way this club has now prepared and served all of their dinners for many, many years. As a matter of fact, according to Dan, the membership votes each year as to whether to change the menu or the way the dinner is served, and each time the vote is “keep it the same.” So here is how it works. Dan purchases all of the food at Sam’s Club which includes ham, baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato

salad, brown bread, apple pie and cheddar cheese. A l l f o o d i s p re p a re d at Community Hall where the meeting and dinner are held. At approximately 1 p.m., all of those who volunteered to help are assigned which part of the meal they will be getting ready. Four people are responsible for carving all the hams that have been purchased. One person is responsible for heating and getting the baked beans ready. One person is responsible for cooking the hot dogs, and they are baked, not cooked in water. Also included in the meal is a “brown bread” which is uniquely New England. For dessert, apple pie with white cheddar cheese is served, also unique to the New England states. The other unique part of serving all of this food after it has been prepared is that it is served “family style,” which means no one has to get up and help themselves. As a matter of fact, two volunteers from each table are responsible to bring the different dishes to the table for serving. Seems everyone likes the way this is done, and according to Dan, the Ohio Club is thinking of possibly doing the same thing at their dinners. The meeting and dinner ends with a raffle, where up to $500 israffled off. There is no charge for the raffle tickets. The funds for the raffle tickets are made possible by the fact that members are charged more for the dinner than it actually costs to purchase all of the items needed. So, if you are from one of the New England states and you are interested in joining the club, why not give Club President John Bukowski a call at 634-6689.


January 2013

Club Happenings 5 Author of Short Stories to Speak at AAUW Meeting

The next luncheon meeting will be Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Florida Room on the central campus. The guest speaker will be Helga Harris, author of Nothing is Forever, her latest book. She moved from Berlin to New York City and subsequently to Florida. She now lives in Sarasota. The book is a memoir collection of 24 short stories based on her experiences of love and loss, family and friendship, humor and heartache, delight and disappointment, fear and finality. T he pl an n i ng of a 2 0 1 3 Women of Distinction event is well underway. It will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Community Hall. It will be an elegant champagne brunch. The recipients will be Sandra Freedman, first female mayor of Tampa, Ann Marie Leblanc, chairperson of the SCC 50th Anniversary, and Ellen Kleinschmidt, teacher of the year. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Feb. 4 to 13 at the Atrium. The event is chaired by Bunny Blackstone. If you would like to attend the Jan. 12 meeting, call Mary at 813634-5483.

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Mardi Gras - Fasching

THE BRITISH CONNECTION IS ‘REELING’

Don’t let the post holiday blues keep you on your couch. Kick up your heels and come join the British Connection at their next event where entertainment will be provided by the “Scottish Country Dancers.” Date: Tuesday, January 22, 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.) Place: Florida Room, N. Pebble Beach, Blvd., SCC. Caterer: Catering Specialties (Chicken Curry, Shepherd’s Pie, Pasties, Rice & Vegetable, and Cranachan Desert.) Cost: $17 members, $20 nonmembers RSVP: By Thursday, January 17. (Seating limited Reservations required). BYOB. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and set-ups to be provided. Open to all residents and guests of Sun City Center, including Kings Point, Freedom Plaza, Sun Towers and Aston Gardens. Checks payable to: British Connection, 316 Green Manor Drive, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. For more information contact: Kathy Howell. Tel: 567-3358.

It’s that time of year again (that season before Lent begins) when the German-American Club hosts their annual costume event called Fasching. It’s party time! Costumes of any nature are encouraged, with cash prizes for singles, couples or groups! The date is Tuesday, February 5, at Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach, and the dance music will be provided by The Bavarians. Of course, there will be food available. Watch your newspapers for more details. —Judy Quitsch

Looking for Golfers

On the third Sunday of the month, a group of golfers from he German-American Club of Sun City Center and Kings Point play a scramble alternating between Sandpiper and Falcon Watch golf courses, with tee time at noon. The foursomes are put together using handicaps to even all groups. This is definitely a “for fun” scramble, with all players and nonplaying partners meeting after golf for dinner at a local restaurant. Interested golfers (whether a club member, or not) please call Dieter Quitsch at 641-0157.

Americans of Italian Heritage Club

Reservations are being taken for our Pastry & Sambuca Night. Choice of Cannoli or Fsogliatelli w/demitasse or brown coffee & Sambuca. Entertainment by our very own Salvina who will sing Italian songs and DJ for your dancing pleasure. KP Borini Theater. January 16. Doors open 6:30 p.m. BYOB. Members $5 - Nonmembers $6. Extra pastries can be ordered at a cost of $3 each. Table reservations for tables of eight: please send your checks in together. Make check payable to A.I.H., indicate choice of pastry and mail to Annette Macdonald (6339697) 2450 Kensington Greens Dr., SCC 33573. Cut-off date: Jan. 10.

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Club Happenings 5

Irish Connection Elects Officers

The Irish Connection held its December board meeting Tuesday, December 18, in the Atrium’s Royal Room, with ten present. The 2013 Officers and Board are pictured, as follows: Back (L-R): Larry Vaughan, movies; Pat Harkins, publicity assistant; Clare Fenney, vice president; Eileen Cole, treasurer; Fred Lofland, president; Joseph Tony O’Reilly, secretary. Front (L-R): Bonnie Matthys, membership; Robbin StrattonUpson, publicity; Phyllis Colleran, social; and Sally Heffernan; social assistant. A schedule of events was discussed for the coming year with most meetings held on the first Friday of the month, YEAR ROUND, with speakers, entertainment, good food, pub nights and, of course, a good sprinkling of Irish history. The first event of 2013, scheduled for Friday, January 4, in the Florida Room, will be an Irish Beer and Cheese Party, free to paid members and $5 for guests. All are welcome. Also, the 2013 membership dues of $5 per person are due and payable by January 31.

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Military Affairs

MFST Holds Luncheon to Support Operation Warmheart

(L-R) Roberta Jordan, speaker and Mary Culliton, Vice Regent Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR had Roberta Jordan, current President of the “Florida State Society of the United States Daughters of 1812” as speaker for their November meeting. In addition to the US Daughters of 1812, Roberta belongs to several other lineage societies including Daughters of the American Colonists and Daughters of the American Revolution. —Jo Prater

PHOTO BY FRANK KEPLEY

PHOTO BY JO PATER

Roberta Jordan Speaks at DAR Meeting

The Military Family Support Trust (MFST) held a special luncheon at the Freedom Plaza Club on December 6, 2013. The luncheon was held to present a donation to MSgt Brad Robbins, who was representing the First Sergeants at MacDill AFB. The First Sergeants support Operation Warmheart (OWH), which is an organization that assists airmen and their families in time of need. One of its primary missions is to provide emergency grants to MacDill AFB members. Operation Warmheart provides assistance to all branches of military service. They also provide various types of gift cards and gasoline to the military families. Warmheart funds are used to provide morale, health and welfare assistance to as many needy military families as funds will allow. A check for $2,000 was presented by Brigadier Colin Howgill, MFST board chairman, and in addition a check for $3,000, was presented by MOAA President LTC Paul Wheat and Director Doris Glass. MOAA also presented a check for $1,000 to the MFST scholarship fund.

Doris Glass (L) with Paul Wheat (R) present MSgt Brad Robbins with check for Operation Warmheart.

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Sponsored Boys State Representatives address American Legion Post #246

January 2013

Brigadier General Andrew “Boomer” Smith to Speak at MOAA Meeting

Brigadier General And re w “B o ome r” Smith of the Australian A r my w i l l b e t h e speaker on January 2, 2013, in the Florida Room at the Atrium building. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. and reservations ($14) must be made by calling 642-0497 by Sunday, December 30. Smith is one of approximately 50 foreign officers detailed to US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida and is currently serving as the director of the Combined Planning Group for CENTCOM. Smith will speak on the role of CENTCOM and the global importance of the CENTCOM area of operation (AOR), which includes the Middle East, southwest Asia, and central Asia. His talk will highlight the interconnections between economic factors, geography, and human elements that can contribute to higher risk of conflict. Brigadier Smith’s previous assignments have included a tour with the UN Mine Clearance Training Team and working with Afghan refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan. During 19992000 Brigadier Smith raised and commanded the Australian Defense Force’s Joint Incident Response Unit (JIRU), which was responsible for providing a range of high-end chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) response capabilities for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

President SW Florida MOAA Chapters Inducts Local Chapter Officers PHOTO PROVIDED BY FRANK KEPLEY

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PHOTO BY PAUL WHEAT

Paul Wheat hands check to Colin Howgil

MSgt Brad Robbins with Colin Howgil.

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Guest speakers at the November 16 meeting of American Legion Post #246 were Jason Mellinger and Ben Lopez, students at East Bay High School. These two young men were selected and sponsored by Post #246 to attend the American Legion Boys State from July 8 to 14. They discussed their experience and knowledge gained by attending and answered questions following their program.

PHOTO BY FRANK KEPLEY

L to R : Ronald Engles, Post Commander; Jason Mellinger; Blaine Brown, 1st Vice Commander; Ben Lopez; Tom Culliton, Finance Officer

New President Tom Kiolvourn, Maj. USAF (Ret.); Jim Conner, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.); Past President Paul Wheat, LTC, USA (Ret.).

(L-R) Jim Conner (administering oath); Tom Kilbourn, president; Gene Morris, secretary; Skip Franklin, treasurer; Michael Deeb, director; Dave Floyd, director; Frank Kepley, director; and Jim Shumway, director. Jerry Brockmeier and Doris Glass, elected directors not in photo. Jim Conner, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) was the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) monthly meeting/luncheon which was held in the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Atrium on December 5. In addition to inducting the new officers, Col. Conner, who has been involved in the Calusa Chapter, as president, sec-treasurer and many committee positions as well as the Florida Council of Chapters, SW region secretary and vice president, and currently president, provided the group with an update on the legislative affairs in Washington DC that affect MOAA members and veterans in general. The discussion focused on the looming military cuts and how they will impact on all veterans should the partisan conflicts not be resolved.


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Jan Bassett Presents Program on “Constitution” to MOWW

Military Order of the World Wars

Bill Barron, president of t he Sun City C enter C om mu n it y E me rge nc y Response Team [CERT], will be the guest speaker at the January 17, 2013 meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) at the SCC Freedom Plaza Club Room. Barron will discuss the role of volunteer emergency response groups in disasters with special emphasis on the local CERT group. The CERT program is designed to complement professional fire and police organizations in disaster situations where the normal rescue and medical services are overwhelmed. The 200+ local CERT members received training from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue under a FEMA-funded program and were deployed during Hurricane Charley. Since 2003, Barron has chaired the SCC Disaster Response Council; the group of volunteer local first responder organizations including the SCC EMS squad, Security Patrol, and amateur radio clubs. The Council meets annually to review emergency plans and coordinate activities with Hillsborough County Emergency Management personnel. A SCC-area resident since 1997, Bill was Chief Operating Officer for Diagnostek, Inc. and finance manager for various offshore GE affiliates. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

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CERT President to Address MOWW

Jan Basset, left, and Sheila Greason, Commander SCC MOWW, standing on each side of a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Jan Bassett was the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon/meeting at the Sun City Center Freedom Plaza Club on December 20. Jan was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a junior and senior high school history and geography teacher and retired banker; she has traveled extensively in 49 of our 50 states, Europe and South America. She has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 48 years and currently serves as the recording secretary for the Sun City Center Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter. Jan is a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and is a member of the William Bradford Colony, Greater Tampa Bay. She presented a program entitled the “The Constitution; Blueprint for a Nation,” which she has previously delivered to various groups in Sun City Center, including the Courtyards, Shrine Club and her own DAR Chapter. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret.)

MOAA Presents Member Awards The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented several members with Certificates of Merit and Certificates of Appreciation at their annual new Officer Induction meeting on December 5, 2012. Photos provided by Frank Kepley. CAPT Frank Kepley, US Navy (Ret): In recognition of his dedication as Publisher/Editor of the Chapter Newsletter. Certificate of Merit.

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Silver Osprey Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation The Silver Osprey Squadron is now a featured veterans organization on the website of Sun City Center, FL and is one of Sun City Center’s newest official clubs. Although the group has been around Sun City Center for several years, having been started by Commander Bo Heininger, it has now applied for and received approval to join the many fine military-related groups here in Sun City Center. We have a club web page at suncitycenter.org under Activities/Veterans. We hope you will visit and learn more about the Association of Naval Aviation, Silver Osprey chapter. The Silver Osprey Squadron took part in our first Hi, Neighbor! exhibition at Community Hall in November. Several members of the Squadron volunteered at our display table. The chapter plans to participate in all CA activities that are appropriate for our organization including the various veterans functions including the upcoming Veterans Dinner Dance. Although some of our members are not Veterans, they are supportive of our military and those who have served. If you have an interest in aviation, especially Naval, Marine Corps or Coast Guard aviation, look us up. You can drop us a note at silverosprey@ yahoo.com to get on our mailing list and receive information about our monthly luncheons. —Roger Kennicutt

(L-R) LT Barry Dyer, USN (Ret); AEM 1C Clarence Cronauer, USN (Ret); RADM Larry Chambers, USN(Ret), Tom Harding.

New Security Patrol Team Captains Participate in Training Class

Lt Col. Eugene Morris, US Air Force (Ret): In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication as Corporate Secretary. Certificate of Merit. LTC Frank D. Sanyour, USA (Ret): In recognition of his dedicated service as Director and Luncheon Coordinator. Certificate of Appreciation.

PHOTO BY UTA KUHN

Mrs Doris B. Glass, Auxiliary Member: In recognition of her exceptional service as the 2012 Golf Tournament Chairperson. Certificate of Merit. Maj Robert L. Fowler, US Air Force (Ret): In recognition of his dedicated service as Treasurer, 2009 through 2012. Certificate of Appreciation. Seated (L-R): Tina Follett, Team 10; Paul Ward, Team 13; John Mayoka, Team 23; Richard Huff, Team 19; Carlton Tedrick, Team 5. Standing: Ron Forth, Instructor Team 6; Jim Knapp, Teams 32 and 33.

LTC Julian Graham, USA (Ret): In recognition of his dedicated service as First Vice President and Chaplain. Certificate of Appreciation.


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SUN TOWERS SUPPORTS “THE SQUAD”

Debbie Caneen (L), director of Business Development at Sun Towers, presents the cash proceeds from a bake sale held to support the “Squad” to Noreen Schramm, chief. The SCC Emergency Squad is the largest all-volunteer EMS organization in the State of Florida. Last year the “Squad responded to over 6,100 emergency calls. If you are interested in finding out more about this organization, please visit the website at www.sccems.us or call 813-633-1411.

Interfaith Council of Sun City Center Accepting Grant Requests The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center will be accepting grant requests from January 1, 2013 through January 31, 2013. Applications must be received by that time. A formal application is required for review and all requests must fit the mission perimeters of the Council. Grant requests should focus on programs that enhance the lives of people in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. All interested parties must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Grant applications, including additional information regarding the granting process, can be found at our website: www. interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter. com. Applications must include the appropriate federal ID numbers. Applications should be mailed to The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, P.O. Box 5342, Zip 33571. You can also call 633-7217 for additional information. All revenues for the grants are raised through the sale of items at the SCC Nearly New Shop, located behind the SCC Plaza. For the first cycle of their fiscal year 2012/2013, over $80,000 worth of grants were awarded to various organizations. —Janet Odell

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PHOTOS BY MARLENE GREENBERG

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Rocky Rocky is an adorable Lab mix that was found with his brother,Chase, abandoned on the streets of Ruskin. He loves people and other dogs. His little butt doesn’t stop wiggling! This is an affectionate and playful boy who is sure to light up your life the minute you meet him. Rocky has started obedience training at the shelter and is an excellent student. He wants to please and is so eager to learn. Rocky is a thinker, too. He can often be found quietly sitting in his kennel in deep thought. This Lab would make a great addition to any household. As part of his adoption, Rocky will be neutered, micro chipped and brought current on his shots. DOB: December 2, 2011.

Spooky Spooky is a very cute little black kitten with the happiest face. He really would like to go home with a loving new owner to his forever home. Spooky was found as a stray; please stop in to give Spooky your care and love. As part of his adoption, Spooky has been brought current on his shots, and will be micro chipped and neutered. Approximate DOB: September 12, 2012.

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Thanks to the Sun City Center Community Foundation. A recent grant from the Community Foundation to the C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter in Ruskin provided funding for a new roof over the shelters maintenance and storage building. Shown are employees from Cardinal Roofing who were finishing up work on the new roof. C.A.R.E. volunteers are very greatful to the Foundation for its continuing support allowing the shelter to save and adopt thousands of homeless, abandoned and abused animals since 2001.Thank you. Don Hinderliter C.A.R.E.

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A Little Advice from Consumer Affairs ... Energy Savings Workshop

By Susan Muise We seem to get the most complaints against air conditioning c o nt r a c t o r s a n d at o u r A i r Conditioning 101 Workshop last year, the Executive Director from the Refrigeration and A/C Contractors Association highly suggested that we ask TECO to present their Energy Savings Program to our residents. As a follow-up to our workshops of the past two years, the Consumer Affairs Committee is sponsoring TECO and their Energy Savings Program on Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m. in the Caper Room. They will help us understand more about our A/C units, duct work and insulation as well as other appliances in our home and how we can get the most from our money. O ur A/C units are ver y expensive, and we really, really need them most of the year. This sometimes puts us at the mercy of

A/C contractors and others who go door to door trying to sell us windows, doors, insulation and more. Some are honest, but some are just looking to sell us something we don’t need. Having basic knowledge of ways to save energy, what we do and don’t need, will give us all more fuel to deal with contractors when the time arises. We h op e y ou w i l l m a r k your calendars now to attend this most informative workshop. And, once again, we cannot stress the importance of doing your homework when it comes to hiring contractors to work in your home. Remember, the bottom line is money. Be sure yours is spent wisely!!

The Consumer Affairs Register is now available at suncitycenter.org. - Click on the SCC logo, Slide across the top to “Resources” and down to “Consumer Affairs.” The link to the Register is at the bottom of the page under the Disclaimer and Information sections. BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM RABBI: PHILIP ARONSON - CANTOR: DR. SAM ISAAK ALL ARE WELCOME

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(L-R): Bonnie Murphy, Noreen Schramm, Chief, Elaine Shaefer, Tom Murphy, Jim Malanowski, Tom Canady The Emergency Squad was invited to participate in the Kings Point Fall Festival. It was a great opportunity for the community to meet members of the Squad. Also, 147 blood pressures were taken and hopefully some interested residents were recruited. The “Squad” currently has 440 members and is growing. It is the largest all-volunteer EMS organization in the State. If you are interested in learning more about the Squad, please call 813-633-1411 or visit the website at www.scc-ems.us. —Jan Huber

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SPORTS

January 2013

Lawn Bowling

Front Row: Dick Kanyan, John Radscheid, Gary Nicolay, Chino Blanco, Rod Severson, Ken Young. 2nd Row: Phil Biedronski, John Rebardo, Mgr. Ralph Hollis, Jim Anderson, Floyd Williams, Carter Honkonen. 3rd Row: Paul Preuit, Roger Scott. Not Pictured: Larry Busnardo, Tom Gilewski, Roy Hern, Carl McWilliams, Dave Sellars, and Mike Stein. The end of the year FHC Softball Championship took place in Polk County the first weekend in December. Over 60 teams, in age brackets over 60 to 74 years of age were divided into 13 divisions. Teams were ranked by the wins and losses they accumulated over the year. The winners of each division played the winners of other divisions in their age bracket to determine the State Champion in that age bracket for the Crown Jewel, to be named “the 2012 Florida State Champion.” Jimmy Sumner, 70s Bucs and Bulls team, were the lowest seed in the first division of the over 70s, and they came within a whisker of winning their division. They played fantastic, finishing in a 3-way tie for first at 3-1, but lost on the tie-breaker of runs allowed. Their consolation was the win they had over the eventual State Champs. Ron Russell and Ron Champagne play for the over 65 Bucs and Bulls team. They were the highest seed in the third division and won their division of the State Championship. They showed their true grit in one game by scoring 10 runs in the 7th to win that game and a State Championship division shirt. They played Voice Tech from the second division in the first play-off game, but came up short 22-11 to the eventual State Champions. Ron Russell

had a great series hitting over .600 running down hard hit balls in left field and running as a courtesy runner. Ron Champagne stroked two inside the park home runs and hit over .700. With the division win, the team will move up to the second division in January. Gary Nicolay plays for the 65 Villages’ Beef O’Bradys team, which was seeded second in the first division. Every game of this championship was closely contested. The Beefs’ BIG game on Saturday came when they beat the Lightning, in the bottom of the 7th by one run. On Sunday the Beefs’ won the clinching game in the bottom of the eighth against the Kinetics, who had beaten the Lighting by one run. Every player on the Beefs came up big, making crucial plays that allowed the team to squeak out the victories and capture their first Florida State Championship. Nicolay helped the team by scoring the winning run against the Lighting as a courtesy runner and then driving in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth with a line drive up the middle to score the runner from second base. After winning the State Championship, the Villages’ Beef O’Bradys was presented with another trophy for the “2012 TEAM of the Year Award” for having the highest winning percentage of over .800 percent. A year to remember...

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Four SCC Softball Players Played in Florida Half Century State Championship

(L-R) Pat Smith, Glen Baumann, Tony Hawken, Marge Lange, Joe Magnogna (President) Joe Dispenziere, Jack Phillips. Not present: Paul Ward. The 2013 executive and nonexecutive committees were elected at the General Meeting on December 6. Executive Committee: President - Joe Mignogne Executive Vice President – Tony Hawken First Vice President (Tournaments)Jack Phillips Second Vice President - Paul Ward Secretary – Marge Lange Assistant Secretary – Pat Smith. Treasurer – Joe Dispenziere Assist ant Tre asurer – Glen Baumann

Non-Executive Committee: Bob Ferguson – Greens David Burbery – Publicity John Bailiff – Past President Eileen Love – Membership Diann Thomas – Training David Meixner – Legal Joe Ricar – Quartermaster. —David Burbery

A Family Affair The Memorial Lawn Bowls Tournament was played between December 3 and 10 at Sun City Center. The mixed teams of three were randomly selected, so no one knew who their partners were until day one. It was a knockout competition, and the two finalists comprised teams headed by husband against wife – Husband Tony Hawken (skip) and his team Pamela Abel and Glen The winners (L-R) Pat Smith, Armintrout against his wife Linda Dave Clarke. Linda Hawken. Hawken (skip) and her team Pat Smith and Dave Clarke. The result was success for the It was an excellent final, very female side of the family. closely contested with some of the —David Burbery finest Lawn Bowling exhibited at Sun City Center for many seasons.

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Florida State Senior Games Tennis Champions

Caloosa CC Ladies November 21,2012: Turkey-Shoot Low-Net golf tournament: Flight 1: Pearl Ashe 1st score 74; Janet Hobbs 75. Flight 2: Joyce Stafford 1st 68; Mary Chabot 2nd 69. Flight 3: Val Pelkowski 1st 73; Lynn Noyes 2nd 75. Flight 4: Lucille Lanese 1st 73; Alice Friedlein 2nd 75. Flight 5: Linda McDougall 1st 62; Ruth Ann Phelan 2nd 69.

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Novemb er 28, 2012: 1 B estBall-Net: 1st 56 Kim Roush/ Sue D aveler/D onna Gardner 2nd 57 tie Joyce Stafford/ Jodie Allison/Lee Coletta and Mary Ann Starrett/Aileen Engel/Nancy Cleary.

December 5, 2012: Low Gross/ Low Net: Flt 1:Kathi Nicolay 1st low gross score 86; Janet Hobbs 1st low net 71, Pearl Ashe 2nd low net 72. Flt 2:Kim Roush tie 1st low gross 94 & Vicki Franks 94; Sarah Chambers 1st low net 70. Flt 3:Jana Roberts 1st low gross 100; Lynn Noyes 1st low net 72 tie with Val Pelkowski 72. Flt 4:Alice Friedlein 1st low gross 102; Jodi Allison tie 1st low net 70 tie with Timi Pratt 70. Flt:5 Dee Hanes 1st low gross 100; Joan LaMar tie 1st low net 68 with Ruth Ann Phelan 68.

December 12 ABCD Florida Scramble

The Florida State Senior Games were played in Lakeland Dec. 1-9 with athletes 50 and up playing in 18 different sports, including archery, cycling, table tennis, swimming and track and field. Sun City Center hosted pickleball & lawn bowling for the Tampa Bay Games qualifier for States. Other qualifiers were held throughout Florida in various counties. Those athletes getting the golf, silver & bronze in their age group qualify for the National Senior Games held every odd year—2013 will be in Cleveland in July. They are prepared for more than 10,000 senior athletes. The State of Florida has been well represented in the last six National Senior Games competitions and a total of 2,813 Floridians have traveled to spots around the U.S. to compete.

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Pictured winning in the 65-69 age bracket women’s singles tennis are (L-R): Gold - Martha Poitevent, Polatka; Bronze - Nancy Williams, Sun City Center; Silver - Joanne Collier, Mulberry.

(L-R): Shown in the photo are Barb Struble President CG&CC Board of Directors, 1st place winning team members: Aileen Engle, Anita Ciota and Janet Crews. Mary Ann Wellander, the fourth team member, was absent. A Christmas luncheon was served and Year-End Awards were announced by retiring past President Donna Gardner. Lorraine Hofer took 1st place as (CWGA18) Most Improved golfer for 2012. Recently crowned 2012 Club Champion Carol Tubbs also collected 1st place with a stunning sum total of 14 Birdies. —Elizabeth T. Rodriguez

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Date 1/2 1/2 1/4 1/5 1/7 1/9 1/11 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/18 1/19 1/21 1/23 1/25 1/26 1/28 1/30

Day Course Wed Sandpiper Wed Cypress Creek Fri Summerfield Sat Freedom Fairways Mon Imperial Lakewoods Wed Sandpiper Fri Summerfield Sat Freedom Fairways Mon Imperial Lakewoods Wed Sandpiper Fri Summerfield Sat Freedom Fairways Mon Imperial Lakewoods Wed Sandpiper Fri Summerfield Sat Freedom Fairways Mon Imperial Lakewoods Wed Sandpiper

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Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

N o v e m b e r 1 6 , 2 0 1 2 :  Riverside, H-Skins: 1st Place:  Ruben Jones - 2 Skins; 2 nd Place:  Dan Stephens, Steve Parks, Jenice Taylor, and Art Swallow. Low-net:  Jim Sari – 65; Low-gross:  Dan Stephens – 84. Birds:  Ruben Jones - #12 Par 3 and Dan Stephens - #6 Par 4

November 23, 2012:  Riverside, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Norm Caplette - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Rich Lucidi - 2 Skins. Low-net:  Norm Caplette – 59; Low-gross:  Norm Caplette – 80. Birds:  Norm Caplette - #7 Par 5

November 30, 2012:  Summerfield Crossing,  A-Skins:1st Place:  Hank Smythe, John Schachte, Colleen Caplette, and Jenice Taylor - Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  Ruben Jones, Jenice Taylor, and Colleen Caplette - Tied at 70; Low-gross:  Ruben Jones – 90. Birds:  Reggie Ryan - #12 Par 3, Colleen Caplette - #4 Par 4, and Burt Easter - #15 Par 3.

Nov. 29: Points plus handicap: A FLIGHT:1 st Gerry Towers 43; 2 nd Sandy Letendre 39. B FLIGHT: 1st Jane Fischer 47; 2nd Eleanore Schreiber 41. C FLIGHT: 1st Peggy Wolfe 45; 2nd Doris Zellers 44. D FLIGHT: 1st Grace Houston 48; 2nd Jo Smalley 43    (Match of Cards). Left to Right:  Steve Parks, Ruben Jones, Jim Sari, and Art Swallow Dec. 6: Low Gross/Low Net: A FLIGHT: Low Gross Gerry Towers November 17, 2012:  Freedom 65; Low Net Sandy Letendre 50. B Fairways, H-Skins:1st Place:  Charlie FLIGHT: Low Gross Jane Fischer Brown - 5 Skins; 2nd Place:  Don 74; Low Net JoAnn Edwards 54. C Koester - 3 Skins. Low-net:  Charlie FLIGHT: Low Gross Doris Zellers 77; Brown – 48; Low-gross:  Charlie Low Net Vivian King 48. D FLIGHT: Brown – 69. Birds:  Dan Stephens Low Gross Yvonne Rochleau 90; Low #1 Par 4, #4 Par 3, #5 Par 4, and #17 Par 4; Charlie Brown - #1 Par 4, #9 Net Noreen Schramm 55. Par 4, and #12 Par 4; Jon Blanchard Dec. 13: Count only par 3’s: A - #1 Par 4. FLIGHT: 1st place Sandy Letendre November 19, 2012:  Imperial 26; 2nd place         Janet Chick 29.5. Lakewoods, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Rich B FLIGHT: 1st place Jane Fischer Lucidi - 3 Skins; 2nd Place:  Jerry 31; 2nd place Mary Houston 31.5. C Stemas, Ruben Jones,  and Rex FLIGHT: 1st place Pat Johnson 35; Gibbons - Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  2nd place Elfi Nolden 36. D FLIGHT: Jerry Stemas – 67; Low-gross:  Jerry 1st place Betty Williams 32.5; 2nd Stemas – 83. Birds:  Jerry Stemas - #3 Par 3 and #12 Par 4; Ruben Jones - #8 place Grace Houston 35.5. Par 3 and #10 Par 5.

Hogans League January Schedule

Left to Right:  Ruben Jones, Rich Lucidi, Jerry Stemas, Rex Gibbons, and Dick Irke

Left to Right:  Rich Lucidi, Bill Smythe, Denny Wintersteen, and Norm Caplette November 24, 2012:  Freedom Fairways, H-Skins: 1st Place:  Mike McClintic - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Bill Giblin - 3 Skins. Low-net:  Bill Giblin and Mike McClintic - Tied at 63; Low-gross:  Mike McClintic – 77. Birds:  Mike McClintic - #3 Par 4 and #5 Par 4; Bill Giblin - #12 Par 4.  

Left to Right:  Charlie Brown, Mike McClintic, and Bill Giblin

Back Row left to right:  Hank Smythe, Ruben Jones, and Steve Parks. Front Row left to right:  Burt Easter, Colleen Caplette, Jenice Taylor, Reggie Ryan, and John Schachte D e c e mb e r 1 , 2 0 1 2 :   Fre e d om Fairways,  H-Skins: 1st Place:  Dan Stephens - 3 Skins; 2nd Place: Charlie Brown, Andy Betz, Karen Jones  Tied at 2 Skins.  Low-net:  Dan Stephens and Ruben Jones - Tied at 1 Skin; Low-gross:  Dan Stephens – 66. Birds:  Dan Stephens - #8 Par 3, #14 Par 4, and #18 Par 3; Ruben Jones - #7 Par 4, #9 Par 4, and #16 Par 3; Karen Jones - #1 Par 4, #6 Par 4, and #9 Par 4.

November 26, 2012:  Imperial Lakewoods,  A-Skins: 1 st Place:  Rich Lucidi, Travis Lansberry, John Schachte, Tom Gotschall, and Ron Doncouse - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Ron Doncouse – 68; Low-gross:  Tom Gotschall – 82. Birds:  Tom Gotschall - #1 Par 4 and #6 Par 5, Steve Parks #6 Par 5, and Dan Stephens - #6 Par 5. Left to Right: Ruben Jones, Dan Stephens, Karen Jones, Andy Betz, and Charlie Brown.

November 21, 2012:  Sandpiper Oaks to Lakes, H-Skins: 1 st Place:  Jenice Taylor - 3 Skins; 2nd Place:  Rex Gibbons, Charlie Brown, Jim Curtis, and Rich Lucidi - Tied at 1 Skin. Lownet:  Jenice Taylor – 62; Low-gross:  Tom Gotschall – 84. Birds:  Jenice Left to Right:  John Schachte, Rich Taylor - #17 Par 3, Tom Kirchen - #14 Lucidi, Travis Lansberry, Steve Parks, Par 3, Rex Gibbons - #7 Par 4, and Tom Gotschall, and Ron Doncouse Charlie Brown - #6 Par 4. November 28, 2012:  Sandpiper:    Lakes – Palms,  A-Skins: 1st Place:  Ruben Jones and Charlie Brown Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  Ruben Jones – 64; Low-gross:  Ruben Jones – 83. Birds:  Ruben Jones - #14 Par 4 and #17 Par 3; Ron Doncouse - #13 Par 5. Left to Right:  Charlie Brown, Jenice Taylor, Jim Curtis, Rex Gibbons, and Rich Lucidi.

Left to Right:  John Schachte, Ron Doncouse, Rich Lucidi, Syl Amos, Ruben Jones, and Charlie Brown.

D e c e mb e r 3 , 2 0 1 2 :   Imp e r i a l Lakewoods, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Ron Doncouse and Rich Lucidi - Tied at 3 Skins. Low-net:  Colleen Caplette – 61; Low-gross:  Jerry Stemas – 79. Birds:  Ron Doncouse - #3 Par 3 and #16 Par 3, Jerry Stemas - #10 Par 5, and Colleen Caplette - #15 Par 4. December 5, 2012:  Sandpiper PalmsOaks, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Syl Amos - 2 Skins; 2nd Place:  John Schachte, Burt Easter, Rich Lucidi, Jenice Taylor, and Frank O’Brien - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Syl Amos – 65; Low-gross:  Frank O’Brien – 83. Birds:  Syl Amos - #5 Par 4 and #13 Par 4, Jenice Taylor - #14 Par 3, and Frank O’Brien - #9 Par 4. December 7, 2012:  Summerfield Crossing,  A-Skins: 1st Place:  John Apostolou - 2 Skins; 2nd Place:  Steve Parks, Colleen Caplette, Norm Caplette, John Schachte, and Art Swallow. Low-net:  Jerry Stemas – 69; Low-gross:  Jerry Stemas – 85. Birds:  Norm Caplette - #7 Par 4 and John Apostolou - #2 Par 3. Continued on page 36.


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GOLF CONT’D. ClubLink Golf Results Sandpiper Men 11/15/12: 3 Man Best Ball: Flight 1 1st Place Robert Arendt/Carl Kleiber/Alex Trivino/Dick Timm; 2nd Place Jerry Heart/Rocky Pucci / Nick Glasnovich/Les Easton. Flight 21st Place Edward Then/Ron Pelow/ Floyd Harris/Alfred Hamm; Flight 2 2nd Place Harold Hodge/Leonard Gray/Patrick Deo/Walter Wight. 11/29/12: 4 Man Combined Net: 1st Place Tie Jerry Heart/Roger Wyckoff/ Harold Geldbach/Carl Lingerlot and Ron Pelow/Rocky Pucci/Alfred Hamm/Dick Timm. 12/6/12: 4 Man Chicago Minus One: 1 st Place Chul Kim/Rocky Pucci/ Ken Defreeuw/Don Marlborough; 2nd Place John Mader/Ron Brimson/ Dieter Quitsch/Walter Wight. 12/13/12: One Net One Gross: 1st Place Mike Gomes/Floyd Harris/ Michael Prach/Carl Lingerlot; 2 nd Place Tie William Pachler/Harold Blosser/George Nelson/Walter Wight and Gene Shivley/Ron Brimson/Tom Bennis/Les Easton. Ladies 11/13/12: Throw out 2 Holes: 1 st Place Annetta Pucci; 2nd Place Susan Wyckoff. 11/20/12: Team Average: 1st Place Annetta Pucci/Janet Hulme/Jean Mooney. 11/27/12: Individual Low Net: 1st Place Flight 1 Annetta Pucci; 2 nd Place Flight 1 Mary Ann Cosgrove. 1st Place Flight 2 Cecile Young; 2nd Place Flight 2 Susan Wyckoff. 12/4/12: Two Best Ball: 1 st Place Annetta Pucci/Carolyn Schwehr; 2nd Place Sue Wyckoff /Judy Gilman 12/11/12: Individual- Revert 2 Holes Back to Par: 1st Place Sue Wyckoff; 2nd Place Tie Annetta Pucci, Janet Hulme, Mary Ann Cosgrove. Scepter 11/13 & 14: Captain’s Cup: Men’s White Tees 1 st Place Flight 1 Bill Bell. 1st Place Flight 2 Jeff Clark. 1st Place Flight 3 Roark Williams(overall winner). 1 st Place Flight 4 Dick Frank. Men’s Green Tees 1st Place Flight 1 Jerry Barrett. 1st Place Flight 2 Bill Stoces. 1st Place Flight 3 Paul McGrath. 1 st Place Flight 4 John Lyons. 1st Place Flight 5 Roger Hall. 1st Place Flight 6 Jim McDermott. Ladies 1st Place Flight 1 Judie Schafers (overall winner). 1st Place Flight 2 Fern Duval. 1st Place Flight 3 Carolyn Clark. 1st Place Flight 4 Karen Tomle. 1st Place Flight 5 Jan Thumberg. Men 11/19: 2 Best Balls of 4(1 gross + 1 net): 1st Place Bill Salowitz/George Smith/Ken Kirwin/Steve Cooper.

11/26: Low Gross/Low Net: 1st Place Gross Flight 1 Dick Jackson; 1st Place Net Flight 1 Frank Paris. 1st Place Gross Flight 2 Fletcher Wason; 1st Place Net Flight 2 Nick Spagnuolo. 1st Place Gross Flight 3 Bill Yost; 1st Place Net Flight 3 Bill Graham. 1st Place Gross Flight 4 Bob Belanger; 1st Place Net Flight 4 George Stieper. 1st Place Gross Flight 5 Steve Cooper; 1st Place Net Flight 5 Bob Beck. 1st Place Gross Flight 6 Bob McClain; 1st Place Net Flight 6 Dennis Kintzel. 12/10: Team Quota Points: 1 st Place John Lyons/Bill Humes/Bob Murman. Ladies 11/20: Individual Quota (18 Hole Ladies): 1 st Place Flight 1 Judie Schafers. 1 st Place Flight 2 Jane Magalski. 1st Place Flight 3 Linda Bessignano. 1st Place Flight 4 Karen Tomle. Low Net (9 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Flight 1 Susan Buck. 1st Place Flight 2 Mitzi Walsh. 11/27: Chapman Scotch (18 Hole Ladies): 1 st Place Flight 1 Judie Schafers/Carolyn Clark. 1 st Place Flight 2 Shirley Vilinsky/Linda Bessignano. Low Net (9 Hole Ladies): 1st Place Flight 1 Lindy Langlois. 1st Place Flight 2 Alice DeSchryver. 12/4: Christmas Scramble: 1st Place Judie Schafers/Jeanine Lockwood/ Dottie Girardi/Ann Clark. 2 Best Balls of 4 (9 Hole Ladies): 1st Place Susan Buck/Lindy Langlois/Colleen Savas. Falcon Watch Men 11/19: 1-2-3: 1st Place Flight 1 Buzz Wetzel, Mel Bushart, Bill Meier, Jim Lahti. 1st Place Flight 2 Dave Brady, Harry Porter, Bob Bryan, Mike Sekol. 11/26: 2 Best Balls: 1st Place Flight 1 Jim Kinnear, Jim McClafferty, Dennis Neuhaus, Dave Gerow. 1st Place Flight 2 Will Kuxhousen, Jay Wildasin, Chuck Thelen, Jerry Sandusky. 12/3: 2 Best Balls on 4’s & 5’s, 3 Best Ball on 3’s: 1st Place Flight 1 Vid Valiusaitis, Bill Meier, Fred Mayes, Will Kuxhousen. 1 st Place Flight 2 Paul Hunt, Harry Porter, Ron Greiner, Lee Johnson. 12/10: 2 Best Balls on 3’s & 4’s and 3 Best Balls on 5’s: 1st Place Flight 1 George Fenwick, Jim McClafferty, Butch Gadd, Bill Fitzhugh. 1st Place Flight 2 Paul Hunt, Bob Trombetta, Ron Greiner, Marty Dain. 18 Hole Ladies 11/23: Low Net: 1st Place- Linda Suh. 11/30: Best 9 Net: 1st Place- Linda Suh. 12/7: Throw Out Worst Hole Each side: 1st Place- Jan Thumberg. 12/14: Odd Holes Minus handicap: 1st Place Linda Suh.

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9 Hole Ladies 11/23: Alternate Shot: T-1st Place Jane Boccieri & Jane Kelley and Kathy Boccieri & Wally McIntosh. 11/30: Points on Green + Handicap: 1st Place Flight 1 Janine Johnson. 1st Place Flight 2 Tee Bomba. 1st Place Flight 3 Rita Fedock. 12/7: Points + Handicap: 1st Place Flight 1 Sue Skolnick. 1st Place Flight 2 June Krueger. 1st Place Flight 3 Nancy Baron. 12/14: 2 Best Balls: 1st Place Flight Emma Gadd, Sue Freed, Rosa Ricciardi. R e n a i s s a n c e / S c e p t e r M e n’s Interclub Results December 3, 2012: 2 Net Best Balls of 4: 1st Gene Newby/Bill Yost/Chuck Kovacik/Vince Sortino 112. Renaissance Inter-Club Results December 11, 2012: 2 Net Best Balls: 1st Place BL Rosborough/Syl Oliveira/Edie Paz/Helen Adams 111. Ladies League Results November 20, 2012: Turkey Trot – Individual Low Net: Flight 1 Kyoko Ashendorf 68. Flight 2 Priscilla Haney 66. Flight 3 Betty Anne Bauman 64. 4th Flight Nancy Herriges 67. November 27, 2012: 1 Net Best Ball of 2: Flight 1 Kathy Norton/

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Kathy Leesman 58. Flight 2 Marion Stephens/ Cecilia Park 58. December 4, 2012: Individual Stableford Points: Flight 1 Betty Rollins 43. Flight 2 Kathy Leesman 40. Flight 3 Emily Rohner 41 and Rosie Kintz 41. Flight 4 Adele Quinlan 40. Men’s League November 19, 2012: Individual Play: 1st Place Pat Gilbert 66. November 26, 2012: 2 Net Best Balls of 3 or 4; 4 Player Team Champion: Bert Poulin/Don Faron/Dave Bartku/ Gordon Cummings 123. 3 Player Team Champion: Pat Gilbert/Gene Scoppettuolo/Ed Annen 135 December 10, 2012: 2 Net Best Balls of 3: 1st Steve Lockom/Don Faron/ Larry Kintz 125. Friday Couples Results November 9th 2012: 4 Player Net Scramble: 1st Bob & Linda Majewski/ Kyle & Betty Rollins 28.9. November 16, 2012: 1 Net Best Ball Of 2: Flight 1 1st Bob Murphy Linda Anderson 30. Flight 2 1st Place Vic & Judy Linn 31. November 23, 2012: 4 Person Scramble Gross/Net: 1st Gross Anne & John Skinner/Kitty & Lew Matzkin 33. 1 st Net Nancy & Ed Barnes/ Marion & Bob Stephens 23.1.

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GOLF CONT’D. Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

January 2013

Caloosa CC 9-Hole Ladies

Caloosa CC Couples

November 30: Memb er/guest tournament: Loretta Gallagher and Joan LaMar tied for first place with Elaine Domroes and Alice Friedlein.

December 10, 2012:  Imperial Lakewoods, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Syl Amos - 3 Skins; 2nd Place:  Steve Parks - 2 Skins. Low-net:  Steve Parks – 64; Low-gross:  Steve Parks – 86. Birds:  Steve Parks - #4 Par 3 and Syl Amos - #16 Par 3. December 12, 2012: Sandpiper Oaks – Lakes, A-Skins: 1 st Place: Burt (L-R): Loretta Gallagher, Joan LaMar,  Back Row Left to Right:  Steve Parks Easter and Hank Smythe - Tied at Elaine Domroes, Alice Friedlein. and John Apostolou. Front Row Left 4 Skins. Low-net: Burt Easter – 67; Caloosa CC Couples to Right:  Norm Caplette, Colleen Low-gross: Burt Easter – 89. Birds: #2 Par 4. Caplette, John Schachte, and Art Swallow December 15, 2012: Freedom st December 8, 2012:  Freedom Fairways, H-Skins: 1 Place: Bob nd Fairways, H-Skins: 1st Place:  Reggie Hull - 3 Skins; 2 Place: Bill Giblin Ryan, Charlie Brown, Bill Giblin, and Mike McClintic - Tied at 2 Skins. and Mike McClintic - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net: Mike McClintic – 51; LowLow-net:  Reggie Ryan and Bill Giblin gross: Mike McClintic – 66. Birds: - Tied at 54; Low-gross:  Reggie Ryan Mike McClintic - #9 Par 4 and #17 – 70. Birds:  Reggie Ryan - #9 Par 4 Par 4; Bob Hull - #9 Par 4. and #14 Par 4, Bill Giblin - #9 Par 4, Dec 14: Twilight “Ringing in the and Mike McClintic - #12 Par 4. New Year” Mixer golf tournament. 1st place winning team (L-R):Jim/ S hir l e y Br ub a ck e r, Bi l l / Ha z el Winklmann,John/Vicki Franks with a score of 72.Jerry and Roxie Gottsacker chaired the event.

December 1-2: Two day couples championship gross winners. Dinner followed with the presentation of Awards by Russ Stuts, Director of Golf at Caloosa.Gross couples winners: Flt1 Les/Beth Clarke 111,Flt2 John/Vicki Franks, Flt3 John/Linda McDougall and Flt4 Jose M./Elizabeth Rodriguez.

December1-2: Two-day couples club championship net winners. Dinner followed the two-day event with Awards presented by Russ Stutz, Director of Golf at Caloosa. (L-R): Flt l Bob Korsch/Sally Heffernan,Flt 2 Zane/Jana Roberts,Flt 3 Vince/Shirley Coniglio,Flt 4 John/Judy Chorkar-tieRoy Long/Karen Buono.

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SPORTS Fitness Center Offers Training Opportunity By Phyllis Hodges

PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES

Are you determined to follow through with that resolution to get more fit in 2013 but reluctant because you are intimidated by the Fitness Center equipment? A new training program starting January 3 can help you with that.

Sam Sudman, Fitness Center Committee Chairman and liaison to the CA Board, said, “Since the Fitness Center is one of our major recreational facilities, we consider the availability of training a valuable opportunity for our members.” He said they were forced to stop a previous program using volunteer trainers because of liability issues. This is not a problem with the new The program is available to CA program since O’Brien will be an members only. A $10 donation is insured contractor. suggested to help defray the CA’s cost Registration forms are available for the program. at the Fitness Center attendant station. Certified Personal Trainer Dennis O’Brien (R)will lead a session twice a week to demonstrate how to properly safely and effectively operate the Center’s equipment. The 90-minute sessions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m. are limited to four people each to allow interaction within the group to talk about personal goals and limitations.

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The Hope Fund Holds Holiday Parties for Deserving Children

The Hope Fund continued its tradition of holding holiday parties for the children who attend the afterschool programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The recent party was held by the volunteers who read to the children on Monday afternoon and the tutors and mentors who are with the children on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured are some of the children and tutors who attended the party. Tutor Lori Bruce is shown seated in front on the left. Those in back on the left, from left to right, are tutors Richard Castiglia, Dolores Dudzick, Sondra Cohen, Mary Houston, and Sharon Chaban. On the right are (R-L) Carl Ollivier and Rita Lisko, tutor coordinator.

When Santa arrived, the children were absolutely delighted. Each child was photographed with Santa. They enjoyed refreshments, and a gift was given to each child by the GFWC Woman’s Club of Sun City Center. The Hope Fund, in conjunction with RCMA, currently serves a total of 93 children at Bethune Park in the after-school and summer programs and at the civic center where older children attend sex and drug education workshops. The Fund provides partial or full scholarships to children whose families cannot afford the tuition cost of sending their children to the programs. Sponsorships are available. The

cost per child is $40 per week. The Hope Fund pays half of the cost, and the sponsor pays the remaining $20. Also, this year The Hope Fund will provide aid to many needy families. The Fund is truly a caring organization. Funds for the programs are raised by grants, contributions, and fundraisers. The main fundraiser is Breakfast and Bingo, held twice a year. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Community Hall from 8:30 to 11a.m. It’s not too soon to mark your calendars! The lifeblood of The Fund is volunteers, including a volunteer board of directors. For further information about The Hope Fund contact Carla Miles at 634-4268.

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MOVIES at the Rollins Theater

“Let’s Raise the Roof and Have Some Fun”

With The Happy Travelers Group As They Dance The Night Away!!! You Will Not Want to Miss This Blast From the Past!!!

Dance Music will be provided by Del & Gary

This duo plays a variety of music from the greats of Doo Wop, 50’s, 60’s,70’s, Old Time Rock N Roll, Disco and Country from old to today’s stars. They sing the top hits from these eras and they will have you dancing and singing along to all the classic hits.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. In the Kings Point Main Clubhouse Borini Theater

Ticket Price: $8 Snack Food and a Wine Toast Will Be Served BYOB and Setups ***Everyone Is Welcome To Join Us For This Dance Party!!! Please call Sandi at 813-298-9632 for more

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All profits from this dance will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Monday Movies will normally show two movies each month in the Rollins Theater at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays. Dates and times may change as required. Seating is limited to 200 per showing and is reserved for current Sun City Center Community Association members and guests who present an up-to-date member/guest card.

NOTE Starting in January 2013, the Monday Movies will, in addition to the 2nd and 4th Mondays, show movies on the following dates: 1/7, 2/25, 3/4 and 4/29. Mark your calendar and join the fun. January 7: We have again experienced a limited pool of suitable movies

to select from for this month. Therefore, we are going to delay our selection to a later date so as to allow for later releases to be available. (We will also consider old favorites.) We will post our selection on the Atrium bulletin board as soon as possible but no later than January 2nd.

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Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist in the small town of Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough—the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. Genres: Comedy, Romance Actors: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport Language: English; Subtitles: English Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1:40

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“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” 101 min. Rating: R

A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge; the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot. Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life, while his neighbor Penny is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on. Dodge declines joining his friends in increasingly reckless behavior, while Penny fixates on her relationship issues with a self-absorbed musician. Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence. Genres: Comedy Actors: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry Language: English Subtitles: English Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence Runtime: 1:41


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