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The News of May 2011 - ISSUE #34

...an official publication of the Community Association

Check out the CA website: suncitycenter.org

And the Celebration Begins!

Follow anniversary happenings on page 10 each month.

May Dates to Put on Your Calendar

8th

Mother’s Day

CA Board Meeting

11th

9 a.m. Rollins Theater Watch videos of the Board meetings on your computer. Go to suncitycenter.org, click on Association, then on Meeting Videos.

30th

Memorial Day

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On the Inside CA Schedule................. 3 CARE......................... 22 Club Happenings.......11+ Crossword.................. 17 CryptoQuote............... 19 Deputy Chris................. 7 Entertainment Corner... 3 Expand Horizons.......... 8 Golf............................. 24 Military Affairs........ 20-21 Movies........................ 27 Newcomers.................. 2 President’s Report........ 3 Sports.................... 23-25 Sudoku......................... 9 We Want to Know......... 5

By Phyllis Hodges Sunday, May 1, 1 p.m. The Kick-Off Parade and at 2:30 p.m. the Picnic with 50-cent meals and free Italian Ice. Sunday, May 15, 2:30 p.m. – “The Joy of Jazz” Concert T h e S a r a s o t a Ja z z Projec t, a professional orchestra featuring some of Florida’s top jazz soloists, will present a two-hour concert at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Hear swing, ballads, be-bop, vocals, classics and familiar tunes set to new and exciting jazz band arrangements. $10 tickets are on sale at the CA office, 1010 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. between 9 a.m. and noon, Mon-Fri. Concert coordinator: Judy Schings 813-642-2001 or email judy48312@aol.com. Tuesday, May 17, 4 – 6 p.m. – Del Webb’s Birthday Party Jo i n t h e f u n a t a birthday party for Sun City Center’s founder, Del Webb, who was born May 17, 1899. There will be a dedication of the Old Town Hall building and free birthday cake for everyone at the Community A s s o c i a t i o n’s C e n t r a l Campus, 1010 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.(bandstand area). The Front Porch Pickers

C A BU I L DI N G S A N D PARKING LOTS CLOSED ON MAY 1...

 Where to Park?

PHOTO BY KAREN JONES

May 1: Parade and Picnic May 17: Jazz Concert May 19: Del Webb Birthday Party

Happy Anniversary! Sun City Center

The 50th Anniversary flags are posted all over the Central Campus and the cake is erected near the bandstand. and Par for the Chorus will provide entertainment. Party For your June Calendar: June   6 coordinators: Linda and John Bowker: 813-633-1427 or D-Day Remembrance email LBowker@tampabay. June 11 rr.com. Tour of Homes June 13 Lawn Bowling Free Lessons June 26 Ken McBride Show

By John Bowker There will be parking spaces for golf carts about the same as for FunFest, but really nothing much for automobiles on the Central Campus. So park your car in the huge parking lot at Community Hall (1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd).  A bus will depart from Community Hall at 12 noon and will continue to make runs from there to Old Town Hall next to the festivities until 1:15.  Return bus rides will be between 3 and 4:30 p.m. from Old Town Hall to Community Hall.

Notice! All CA Central Campus facilities will be closed all day on May 1 for the 50th Anniversary Parade. This includes the Del Webb

Fitness Center and the swimming pools.

Don’t Miss The NEWS!!!! Are you going to be away? The CA Office can mail you a copy of The News of Sun City Center so you won’t miss any of the important issues being decided and voted upon. Just complete the form below and bring or send it to the CA Office, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.

FORWARD THE NEWS OF SCC (Please print)

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The News of Sun City Center

PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES

and visitors over the past five years or so. Many members of the club participated, lovingly creating more than 70 figures from caricatures drawn by a very talented Don Foky. On March 29, the Woodcarving Club formally donated the diorama to the SCC Community Association in recognition of SCC’s 50 th Anniversary. They dedicated it to Jack Bernard, recently deceased, who led the diorama’s design CA President Ed Barnes (R) and Ann Marie Leblanc, CA and construction. President Director who is chairing the 50th Anniversary Committee, Patti Grabowski, a fouraccepted the diorama donation from Bill Anderson, leader of year member, said, “Jack’s the renovation project. humorous, always joking persona made him a joy to By Phyllis Hodges be around. I am pleased to have The unique, whimsical diorama depicting “Life known him. I couldn’t be more in Sun City Center” is back in the Atrium building proud of the way our members after a year-long absence for updating. worked cheerfully together to With tongues firmly in cheek, members of update the display. Jack’s memory the Woodcarving Club whittled the 12-foot display was certainly an inspiration.” which has generated lots of chuckles from residents

NEWCOMERS March 2011

List prepared by Linda Bowker from CA staff data. Report corrections, additions to CA at 633-3500.

Last Brewer-Powers Powers Vendeville Riebandt Vivash Peterson Kemp Burkey Laffey Oakes Swicord Berry Froehlig D’Arch Simensen Edwards Broyles Orlando Andrews Printy Miller Miller Nelson Woods Webb Barrett Mailadiyil Dadson Blom Palmer Wallace Selby Hildebrant Wieting Seaton Hamstra Vogeltanz Trivus Cudvat Church Benoit Gehman Vorst Croley Minthorn Bucci Cuellar Giles Gworek

First Sandra Robert Peter & Gail Patricia Norman & Jacqueline Wayne & Phyllis Betsy & Keith Lendel & Trudy Charles Judith Robin & Cathy Wayman & Kathlyn Celia Nathalie Robert & Loveta Duane & Carole Wayne & Geri Sandra Donald & Debra Douglas & Janice Frank Fran Jeffrey & Nadine Darrell & Debra Clayton Robert & Caroline Augustine Harold & Sharon Robert & Madelyn John Joyce Kenneth & Carol Jack & Cynthia Yvonne James & Ann William & Henrietta Carol Robert & Heather James & Lara Richard & Joyce Roger & Beverly Nathan & Marcia Charles & Diane Sue Robert Herbert & Mildred Linda Timothy & Elizabeth Thomas & Jacqueline

May 2011

Woodcarving Club Diorama Back on Display

Where Will YOU Take the SCC Story?

Bill and Phyllis Hodges wore their 50th anniversary tee shirts when they walked the Great Wall in China in April. Where will you take the SCC story this year? Every month we will publish your pictures taken outside SCC in your SCC tee shirts (any of them that identify SCC or Sun City Center) or holding a copy of The News of SCC. Send them to sccnews@verizon.net.

Num Local street Hometown St 683 Allegheny Dr Columbus OH 683 Allegheny Dr Columbus OH 1714 Atrium Dr New Orleans LA 1741 Atrium Dr Marysville MI 1758 Atrium Dr Cambridge ON 1812 Atrium Dr Henning MN 1021 Augusta Dr W.Manchester OH 1603 Azalea Landings Ct Goshen IN 1108 Beach Blvd Stoughton MA 1108 Beach Blvd Needham MA 1514 Belle Glade Ave Easley SC 2030 Berry Roberts Dr Brentwood TN 2030 Berry Roberts Dr Brentwood TN 1025 Bluewater Dr Warton NJ 1905 Bosky Ct Centralia WA 213 Brockfield Dr N Seymour TN 715 Camellia Green Dr Goshen IN 1012 Cherry Hills Dr Scarborough UK 1512 Danbury Dr Plant City FL 1820 Del Webb Blvd E Bradenton FL 1721 Del Webb Blvd W Wellsburg WV 1721 Del Webb Blvd W Bethany WV 2324 Emerald Lake Dr Andover MN 2335 Emerald Lake Dr Beckley WV 2427 Emerald Lake Dr Apt 201 St Albans WV 2425 Emerald Lake Dr Apt 208 Wilkes-Barre PA 1004 Fordham Dr 1235 Fordham Dr Waterloo NY 654 Fort Duquesna Dr Holland MI 203 Grayson Ct Auckland NZ 203 Grayson Ct Atlanta GA 337 Green Manor Dr Rantoul IL 1215 Hacienda Dr Jacksonville AL 717 Indian Wells Ave Waldwick NJ 306 Linger Ln Lambertville MI 1707 New Bedford Dr Greencastle IN 1908 New Bedford Dr Hartford CT 2233 New Bedford Dr Pittsburgh PA 612 Oakmont Ave Pittsburgh PA 725 Ojai Ave Freeville NY 1803 Orchid Ct Ruskin FL 1836 Pebble Beach Blvd N Ann Arbor MI 410 Pebble Beach Blvd S Kalida OH 2135 Platinum Dr Melbourne FL 2135 Platinum Dr Dade City FL 828 Regal Manor Wy Narragansett RI 1050 Regal Manor Wy New York NY 718 Tam O’Shanter Ave Virginia Beach VA 1113 Villeroy Dr Lancaster NY

Phone 941-224-9278 941-224-9278 398-6906 938-3513 612-327-8779 937-533-0716 765-744-6402 781-389-7257 781-389-7257 733-7129 634-1983 634-1983 908-705-2336 360-508-2970 938-4235 240-429-7789 633-3633 941-224-8794 523-2941 523-2412 612-325-5645 304-396-9053 938-1258 260-3939 938-1208 315-651-1974 633-7103 217-418-2477 540-400-9603 344-9678 765-721-3025 634-7174 412-491-4027 315-272-6371 645-6863 633-6388 567-712-0438 677-7146 677-7146 401-465-8811 938-1340 757-374-7481 938-4531

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 Reporters: John Bowker, Phyllis Hodges, Uta Kuhn, Judy Stimson Contributors: CA Board of Directors and Staff, Linda Bowker, John McRee, Susan Muise, Lyn Reitz, Judy Schings, Marie Wood Photographer: Judy Stimson CA Board Liaison: Ann Marie Leblanc Advertising: John Wolf newsofsccads@gmail.com 813-938-8721 Publisher: Sun City Center Community Association Monthly deadline:

15th of each month Advertising: The NEWS is not liable for errors in advertising; it does not endorse and cannot verify the accuracy of representations made by advertisers who are solely responsible for adver tisement contents. The NEWS welcomes announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community.


May 2011

The News of Sun City Center

President’s Report By Ed Barnes

What a GREAT Place to Live Overall, we are very fortunate and Sun City Center is a pretty darn good place to live – consider a few things that make it so. • Relatively low insurance rates – as compared to many places in Florida – not in a flood zone, not in an evacuation zone, not in a wind zone • L ow cr ime rate – six burglaries a year • Var i e t y of home s for newcomers to buy – new homes and resales as well as rentals • Low foreclosure rate .005% - compared to many areas in Florida where the foreclosure rate is north of 5% • Great amenities – in fact, I can’t think of any other places where you can find all of the amenities you get for only $256/year – less than a membership to the local YMCA or YWCA • Good golf courses and a variety of them – eight of them • Relatively low cost of living – certainly as compared to other areas in Florida • F i n a n c i a l l y s t r o n g Community Association – look at the financial reports in the Library • Overall a pretty good 55 & Better – active life style – community Let’s make sure we tell all of our friends and neighbors about Sun City Center. Changing of the Guard On April 13 we encountered an event that marks the end of a true era—John Bowker has decided to take on new responsibilities and will be leaving as chairman of the Hospitality Committee. This job entails running the Community Information Center, hosting the monthly “Welcome New Neighbors” meeting, conducting the annual Hi, Neighbor! event and generally being the Sun City Center face to all visitors and newcomers. John opened the Information Center in 2004 in what is now the Photo Club Room and then moved the operation to its current location in 2005. In fact, the building was dedicated to John for all his industrious work. Many thanks to John for all of the service and volunteer hours he has given to Sun City Center over the years. The good news is that John will continue as chairman of the History Society of Sun City Center. Thanks John.

South Pebble Beach and U.S. 301 On May 10, 2011, the BOCC will hold a public hearing on a proposed change to the General Development Site Plan for Sun City Center. This proposed change is the one we voted on in February concerning the South Pebble Beach/U.S. 301connection. The developer, Minto Communities, has submitted the proposed change to the county staff who will be bringing it before the county commissioners on May 10. The change is to make this connection a locked gate with emergency ingress/egress only. The BOCC has the final approval on changes to the General Development Site Plan. I plan to attend the hearing and tell the BOCC that the members of the Sun City Center Community Association overwhelmingly voted not to open the South Pebble Beach/ US 301 connection for general traffic but do support an emergency access with a locked gate. The hearing is at 1:30 p.m. in the County Building and the public is welcome to attend. Rising Prices The Community Manager and the treasurer are very diligent about using your annual dues to ensure

you get the most out of your funds. In spite of all of the dire economic conditions and low interest rates, the prices of things are going up. I am sure each of you has noticed that the price of groceries is not getting cheaper nor is the price of a gallon of gas. I also haven’t noticed the price of my utilities going down any. We are doing very well at ensuring the members are getting a good deal in running all of the amenities but we are facing a losing battle with the prices. You can rest assured that the treasurer is closely scrutinizing all expenditures to ensure that each one is necessary. We will need to take these changes into consideration as we start our budget process for 2012. Improving Operations Over the next few months we are going to be looking at various ways to continue to improve the efficiency of operations. Some of these improvements might be in the way dues are collected. We will have

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to flush out the detailed procedures a little more. You will hear more about this over the coming months. Delinquent Dues As unpleasant a subject as it is, those members who have not paid their 2011 membership dues are about to run out of time. Dues not paid by April 30 will result in a lien against your house. A lien clouds the title to your house and you cannot sell the house until the lien is satisfied. I know this is tough but everyone who has delinquent dues signed a membership agreement that was filed with the county. The membership agreement essentially says that you agree to be a member of the CA and pay the dues. As it was last year, my position is that I plan to be very aggressive in pursuing foreclosures based on delinquent membership dues. For those members who have not paid dues in the past couple of years, you can count on hearing from our foreclosure attorney.

From the desk of  

Al Alderman, CLD

I would like to thank all the clubs for their membership lists. The data from the lists should be compiled into our data system by the end of the month. With the updates we can view the needs of clubs, and we can look at our facilities to see what may be required in the future. We can see which clubs are growing in interest or shrinking from lack of interest. Reminder! Next Leader’s Meeting will be Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m. in the Florida Room. Please attend and get the latest information on what’s going on in the community and how it may affect your organizations/clubs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CLUB/ORGANIZATION AMOUNT APPLIED TO Aquasizers Club $1,000 Heating of pool $130 FunFest Horseshoe Pitchers $320 FunFest Lawn Bowlers Club $100 FunFest SCC Leathernecks $92 FunFest Potters Wheel Club $100 FunFest Shellcrafters Club $215 FunFest Community Foundation of Greater $10,617 SCC Library Sun City Center (Durward & Janet Siville Fund) (semi-annual donation) The Tillers & Toilers Club paid $303 for tree trimming and electrical materials. The Performing Arts Club paid $148 for Rollins Theater lighting.

ENTERTAINMENT CORNER

GENERAL INFO:  Tickets  are on sale now  for these shows at the Community Association Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.noon. Cash and check only.  Flyers can be found at the Kiosk, Community Hall and the C.A. Office. All shows are held at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., are open to the public and have reserved seats. Info: Judy Schings, 642-2001. THE JOY OF JAZZ: On Sunday, May 15, 2:30-4:30  p.m., the Sarasota Jazz Project will present “The Joy of Jazz.”  $10/ticket. STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER - A JULY 4TH CELEBRATION:    On Sunday, July 3, 2-4 p.m., the Sarasota Concert Band returns with “Stars and Stripes Forever - A July 4th Celebration.” $15/ticket. POOLSIDE PARTIES: There will be no holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day) poolside parties this year.

CA Contact Information Phone: 633-3500 Email: sccboard@suncitycenter.org Website: suncitycenter.org

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE May 4 11 17 23

Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. Community Leaders Meeting Florida Room – 9 a.m. CO-AP Meeting Caper Room – 2 p.m.

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Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m.

The Community Leaders and CO-AP meetings will not be held in June, July or August. Proposed agendas for monthly Board Meetings are discussed at the Board Workshops and posted on Official Bulletin Boards the Friday before. They will also be posted on our website (suncitycenter.org – under “Association.”) Every Wednesday: Orientation for new members in the Board Room starting at 1 p.m.


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The News of Sun City Center

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May 2011

CONNECTION REALTY EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY

MARGARET “MARGE” CONNOLLY, Lic R.E. Broker

1509 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center • 813-633-2020 • FAX 813-633-6403

This Kings Point condo is a WINDSOR model which is comfortable for year round or seasonal living. Your glass front entry door leads into the living room which is brightened with two solar tubes. Close to all ameneties this 2 bedroom 2 bath unit is being sold as-is for Sellers convenience.

Deal fell through!!! This popular TWINTREE home is located a short distance to Caloosa Golf Course. Two spacious bedroom suites with a split plan for privacy. Many recent updates. Seller providing a one year warranty by BFS for buyers peace of mind. Don’t miss out on this charming well cared for home.

Newly listed ALBANY model located in Kingspoint offers a wonderful view of the golf course and lake in the distance. Excellant condition thruout. Some furnishings available under separate agreement. One car garage also has space for golf cart. Four ceiling fans for added comfort.

306-B Fowling Court $44,900

1705 Cloister Drive $95,900

619 Tremont Greens $90,000

NEWLY REDUCED POOL HOME Located in Caloosa Estates this 3/2 TRADEWINDS model offers 2400+ heated square feet. Located on the golf course and water with a large pool this is a rare ONE owner home.

1918 Eastview Drive $199,900

2023 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.

2/2

$269,900

Custom Islander-Pool, Spa, Waterfront

1705 Cloister Dr

2/2

$95,900

Twintree-Lovely home near Caloosa Golf

2047 Berry Roberts

3/3

$265,000

Worthington-Pool Home on Conservation

1512 N Pebble Beach

2/2

$94,900

Dedham-Freshly painted, New garag door

1918 East View Dr.

3/2

$199,900

Tradewinds-Golf, Water and large Pool

2018 Del Webb W

2/2

$94,900

Camellia-Pond Loc-Vaulted Ceilings

1913 E. View Dr.

2/2

$199,900

Custom Built, 4th Fairway Caloosa Club

619 Tremont Greens

2/2

$90,000

Albany-Golf Course plus water

832 Regal Manor

2/2

$175,000

Cezanne- Shown By Appt Only $123.Mo

1506 Cherry Hills Dr

2/2

$84,900

DW37 Great Curb Appeal-New Paint

2023 New Bedford Dr

3/2

$165,000

Berkshire Metal Rf 2004-Storm Shutters

1513 Chevy Chase Dr.

2/2

$72,900

T-2 Close In Fully Furnished

415 Shellpoint E

3/2

$155,000

Income Property with 2 Bed Apt

2212 Hartlebury Way

2/2

$69,900

Sunrise-Large open back yard

607 Oakmont Ave.

3/2

$149,900

DW-57 Golf and Water View

411 Flanborough Trl.#B

2/2

$54,900

Stuart-Beautifully Furnished “Must See”

1705 Orchid Court

2/2

$127,900

Windjammer-Courtyrd Entry,Cul de sac

702 Brockton Pl. E.

2/2

$54,500

DeSoto- newer roof ’07; plumbing ‘03

1611 Bentwood

2/2

$125,000

Twintree Exp- New Paint in and out.

211 Glenellen Pl.

2/2

$49,900

Exp Hampton-Just Reduced Make Offer

641 Ft. Duquesna Dr.

2/2

$119,900

Custom-Updated, 2 lrg master suites

207 Islip Way

2/1.5

$49,900

Keystone-Priced to Sell! Great location!

1521 Hartwick Dr.

2/2

$114,900

A-25 Spacious New A/C,Immaculate

306B Fowling Ct

2/2

$44,900

Windsor-Lite Bright Close to ameneties

1321 Bluewater Dr.

2/2

$112,500

New Kitchen 2009, Sharp, + Hot Tub

305 Friar Ct. #A

2/2

$42,900

Windsor- Kingspoint Fully Furnished

644 Masterpiece Dr.

2/2

$108,800

Melbourne-park-like view,encl lanai

2202 Clubhouse Dr. #174

1/1.5

$24,900

Gable I-Move-in ready – “cream puff”

806 Manchester Woods

2/2

$ 99,900

Malibu-Two Screened Lanais End Unit

202 Bedford Trl. E111

1/1.5

$24,000

Mansard I-Furnished & Ready

RENTALS • SEE CURRENT RENTALS ONLINE AT WWW.SCCRENTALS.NET 205 Andover N 118

1/1

Man 1

$ 650 Tops/Affordable

703 Riviera Dr

3/2

DW

$ 900

UNFURN Terrazzo

1512 Council Dr

1/1

DW

$ 675 Walk-in Shower

1320 New Bedford

2/2

Cambridge

$ 925

Nice Furn + Den

1811 Bedford G166

1/1

Man 1

$ 680 Near Clubhouse

1201 Wildfeather

2/2

Twintree

$ 950

Sharp corner 2G

2202 Clubhouse H174

1/1.5

Gable 1

$ 750

324 Green Manor

2/2

Dedham

$ 950

South side

408B Flanborough

1/1.5

York

$ 750 Light & Bright

2709 Lancaster

2/2

Augusta

$ 950

Golf- Sharp/Tile

1306 Burbank

1/1

A-24

$ 750 Guest Bedroom

1309 Idlewood Dr

2/2

Sahara

$ 950

Spacious on Golf

1311 Burbank

1/1

A 24

$ 750

2012 Heathfield

2/2

Brentwood

$ 950

Fabulous Water

1801 Bedford B46

1/1.5

Man 1

$ 775 Sharp as a Tack

2316 Gainsborough Lp

2/2

Hampton

$ 950

Large LR clean

1811 Bedford G164

2/2

Man 2

$ 795 Model Perfect

1611 Bentwood Dr

2/2

Twintree

$ 975

Lanai +BBQ Area

617 LaJolla

2/1

DW46

$ 760 Cozy & Comfy

705 Churchill Pl

2/2

DW52

$ 975

New KITCHEN

714 Thunderbird

2/2

T-2

$ 850 Garage CLEAN

2125 Meadowlark Ln

2/2

Twintree

$ 990

Split BRs, Sola Tubes

509B Foxglove Cir

2/2

Hampton

$ 850 New carpet

309 Stroll Lane

2/2

Sahara

$1,000 1800 sq ft / split plan

307 Knottwood

2/2

Knolls

$ 850 Walk to Pool

2521 Lynx

3/2+

Siesta

$1,000 His/Her DENS (2)

610 Fox Hills Dr

2/2

DW52

$ 850 Very clean / bright

1001 Yellowbird

2/2

Twintree

$1,050 Waterfront

1715 Atrium

2/2

Capri

$ 875 Affordable

641 Fort Dupqesna

2/2

Laureltree

$1,100 Spotless

1004 Beach Blvd

2/2

T-2

$ 875 Walk to ALL

1809 Burlington Cir

2/2

DW 52 2G

$1,100 Waterfront DOCK

705 Torrey Pines

2/1

DW32

$ 875 All TILE floors

1730 Council Drive

2/2

Exp T-2

$1,200 WATERFRONT

2232 Grenadier Dr

2/2

Stuart

$ 890 Unfurn Spotless

1601 Brookton Greens

2/2

Martinique

$1,200 All Tile New, New

2003 Heathfield

2/2

Brentwd 2

$ 890 All New SHARP

911 Staffordshire

2/2

Yale

$1,200 Unfurn 2G Newer

211 Glenellen

2/2

X Hampton

$ 900 2 Screen Porches

912 Kings Blvd

2/2

Partridge

$1,300 KP single family

Walk to pool/club

Darling

Are you an agent looking for a new home? Come see us today!!!


May 2011

The News of Sun City Center

Policy Change

A change has been proposed that will make the requirements the same for both renters and residents. Waivers would then be considered for both renters and owners between the ages of 50 and 55, provided that all other provisions of Section 3.04 of the Policy are met. This disparity in the Policy was brought to our attention at a recent meeting between the Board of Directors and the Realtors of Sun City Center. The Board of Directors will make this change to treat all residents, owners and renters equally. At the May monthly Board of Directors Meeting, we will be approving the following change to our Policy – Section III.

III. MEMBERS

3.04 AGE AND FAMILY RESTRICTIONS A. Enforcement of Age 55 Requirements 6) No waivers will be issued for renters under the age of 55. –David Floyd, Director

SECRETARY’S REPORT – April 13, 2011 On March 31, the CA Board of Directors held a meeting with the Realty Companies of Sun City Center. We asked the realtors to bring information on what their clients were saying about Sun City Center. The realtors noted what their clients liked and disliked about our community. They discussed several issues and perceptions with the CA BOD regarding the overall perception of the Sun City Center community. Based on the meeting, both the CA BOD and the realtors will work together to better promote Sun City Center. We will hold more meetings with the realtors so that we can further develop our common goals of better promoting and presenting Sun City Center to not only our future residents but to our current residents. We will be looking at

ways to improve our facilities and amenities. We appreciated the openness of the meeting and both the realtors and the CA BOD expressed an interest in continuing our dialogue and willingness to work with all parties in promoting Sun City Center for the betterment of all of us. The CA BOD is reviewing the recent survey conducted on our facilities. The survey, plus continuing input from our residents, Minto Communities, ClubLink and our realtors will help us make decisions for our five- and 10-year plans for Sun City Center. The CA BOD is currently reviewing all of our policies to ensure compliance with new state mandates and to better serve our residents. –David T. Floyd Secretary-Director

We Want to Know!!!

(Answers to frequently asked questions at the CA) By Susan Muise

“Where can I fish in Sun City Center?”

Unfortunately, unless you live on a lake, there is no other place in Sun City Center where you or your guests can fish. All property abutting lakes in Sun City Center belongs either to individuals, golf courses or Property Owner Associations. Each property owner’s association maintains its lake, stocks it with fish and governs its use. The public or residents of property not abutting lakes do not have any access except as guests of owners of lake-front property and only on that property, not on anyone else’s property and not to launch boats into the water. Any rights that the county has to the lakes are limited to drainage and flood control purposes only. Hillsborough County cannot give permission for anyone to fish. This particularly applies to the bridge on N. Pebble Beach Blvd. at Cherry Hills Drive. Some of the property behind the Arts and Craft Building belongs

to the CA. However, the lake deed specifically states that rights to Swan Lake are for owners abutting the lake. This includes the CA as a corporation, not its members (stockholders). There is public fishing in Simmons Park in Ruskin (off of 19th St.). They have a $2-per-car admittance fee and extremely nice facilities, especially for children. There is also fishing in Bullfrog Creek at Rte. 301 and 19th Street behind the north side of Sun City Center and in the Little Manatee State Park on 301 South. We hope you will respect the privacy and rights of homeowners who live on the lakes and ponds. They have the right, just as you do, to not have strangers wandering in their backyards, peeking in their windows or taking fish they have paid for to stock in their lake.

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Capital Projects Survey THANKS For Your Input Your Board of Directors—and I personally—thank the hundreds of you who took the time to respond to the Capital Projects Survey published in the March edition of the NEWS of SCC. What You Said You have a significant preference for t h e prop o s a l s re g ard i n g construction of outdoor recreation facilities, additional parking at the Atrium complex, a café at the Atrium complex, and additional meeting rooms. You also provided more than 35 alternate suggestions for either improving current facilities or constructing new amenities. How Do You Want to Fund New Projects? Overwhelmingly, by a margin of almost two to one, you supported the concept of pledging future transfer fee revenues to speed construction. What Happens Now? All the results, including all your comments, remarks and suggestions, have been forwarded to The Projects Office (TPO) for translation into a workable multi-year plan. Once

the Board is satisfied with both the short and long term portions of the plan, they intend to present it to the community in a Town Hall Meeting format. After considering the comments made at Town Hall Meetings, the Board plans to conduct a community referendum to obtain your approval b e f ore pro c e e d i n g w it h a ny construction or financing program. The Projects Office (TPO) was formed by the Board of Directors several years ago to advise it on matters dealing with land use and facility construction. The majority of its members are architects, engineers, planners and production supervisors. Most of the members are retired; some are still actively employed in their fields. The TPO reconfigures itself by adding or releasing members to meet its needs when addressing matters referred to it. Once again – thanks to those who responded to the survey. It gave us the flavor of the community and, hopefully, puts us on a path toward improving our amenities and thus the quality of our lives and the value of our homes. –Martin Hurwitz, Director


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John Bowker (left), Theresa Phillips and Joe Elam transfer responsibilities with a handshake. Joe Elam recently assumed the position of Chairman of the Hospitality Committee from John. Theresa Phillips is the Coordinator of the Community Information Center. By Uta Kuhn After years of ser ving as the chairman of the Hospitality Committee, community leader John Bowker has decided it is time to turn the reins over to someone else. His resignation from this position became effective on April 13, 2011. As the committee chairman, John was responsible for heading up the Community Information Center, leading the “Welcome Neighbor” Program and organizing the “Hi, Neighbor!” This event held every fall gives local clubs and organizations a chance to show off what they have to offer to new residents. Congratulation are in order to Joe Elam who, at this writing, has taken on the daunting responsibility of chairman of the Hospitality Committee. He has big shoes to fill and was chosen because it is believed he will do an outstanding job.

Joe and his wife moved into Sun City Center 12 years ago. Joe has worked as a volunteer at the Community Information Center for almost four years. Most recently he joined the Men’s Club and the Computer Club. He has been a driver for SCC Ride and has been named as chairman of the “Trash & Treasures” event that will be taking place in October. When the 50th Anniversary Committee was looking for someone to chair its Anniversary souvenir merchandise sales, Joe was asked to fill that position and he agreed. At this time he has resigned from this position. A new chairman, Uta Kuhn, has been appointed to take over where Joe left off. In closing, this reporter, on behalf of the entire community, would like to thank John Bowker for his many years of service as the Hospitality Committee Chairman.

Middle Lake Picnic

May 2011

Lakefront SCC POA Wins Award

PHOTO BY JUDY STIMSON

John Bowker Hands Over Hospitality Chair to Joe Elam

The 14th Annual Middle Lake Picnic was held in Don and Carrie Van Gelder’s backyard overlooking the lake.  About 76 Middle Lake residents and their guests enjoyed hot dogs, picnic food and desserts. Boat rides were available to all. Main topics of discussion were the same as previous years, mostly alligators, Christmas lights and health insurance. This picture shows the back yard of the Van Gelders and lake residents.

By Judy Stimson O n Apr i l 2 , 2 0 1 1 t h e Hillsborough County Neighborhood Recognition Awards for 2010 were presented at the Hillsborough County Neighborhood Conference Awards Luncheon in Tampa. According to the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations, “the awards are designed to acknowledge neighborhood organizations that have been active in civic affairs and worked collectively to improve and enrich their communities and the lives of their residents.” Awards were given in eight categories, and hundreds of POAs entered. Lakefront SCC POA won the “Most Successful Special Event” category. The special event was the Lakefront SCC POA Annual Picnic held on March 27, 2010. From the 24 homes in the POA, 40 members and guests turned out from 4 to 6 p.m. lakeside along Beach Blvd. Under the protection of two canopies, the serving tables were filled with

grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and all the food the guests brought. Social Committee Chairperson and POA VP Eileen Handin extends special thanks to Irene and Rod Brogan for coordinating the food; to Rod Brogan, Gene Bolger and Jack Symonds for cooking the food; and numerous others for set-up and clean-up. During the event, four new wood duck houses crafted by Rod Brogan and Alan Wheatley were presented. The houses were to be placed on the island, cured and ready for the next brood of ducklings. The total cost of the picnic to the POA was about $120, and they donated leftover food to the Youth Environmental Services (Y.E.S.) program in Wimauma. Congratulations to Larry Stroh, POA president, and the rest of their neighborhood on this award! If you would like to learn more about this special event, please contact Larry at 633-2821 or Eileen at 633-3951.

PHOTO BY JUDY STIMSON

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Ed Barnes, CA president (2nd from left), congratulates members of the Lakefront POA for their county award for “Most Successful Special Event.”

The Fresh Market will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. in front of the Kings Point Clubhouse (1900 Clubhouse Dr.) in the helicopter pad/grass field area. The event will include 50+ vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, Take-Home Foods, Ready to Eat foods, Florida grown plants, herbs & flowers, artisans, hand crafts, and more! There will be entertainment and raffle prizes. Pets are allowed and the event will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the Fresh Market will be held inside the Borini Theatre of the Kings Point Clubhouse. –Channa Calzone | Marketing Coordinator


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Summer Cart Safety Submitted by Deputy Chris Girard (with NOKP staff)

PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES

Hello to all the residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point and all the new f r iends I’ve made dur ing nearly a year serving you here in SCC. Sun City Center and Kings Point are both extraordinary, distinct communities. I have been very impressed with the organization, structure and intense level of community involvement here. It is a unique privilege to serve you, and I look forward to getting to know all of you better and to meeting the new folks who will be moving into our community in the coming months. With the end of the school year approaching and the sunny days of summer nearly upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to review one concern that all of us share: the safe operation of golf carts. Unfortunately, I have had to issue several citations and warnings, most for failure to stop at posted signs but also for unsafe driving and riding practices. These include operating carts with small children in the driver’s lap, allowing children

to stand on seats or hang off the back and reckless driving by teenage operators. The consequences of these actions can be tragic. Please keep this in mind as many of you will have grandchildren visiting this coming summer. Here are a few tips that will help to ensure cart safety this summer: • Treat the cart as you would any other motor vehicle. The same rules of the road apply. • Watch for other motor vehicle operators, they may not hear or see you. • Be certain all passengers are seated and that the cart has no more riders than it does seats. • Children who would ride in a car seat in your car should also be in one when riding in your golf cart. • B e fore a l l ow i ng te e n a ge children or grandchildren to operate your cart, consider the maturity level of the child and his or her friends. Even good kids are subject to peer pressure and showing off. Thanks again for all you do to help make our community a fun and safe place to live. Deputy Chris

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Vial of Life By Judy Stimson The Sun City C enter Emergenc y Squad offers a “Vial of Life” to local residents for use in case of an emergency. According t o t h e S qu a d , t h e “vial is a pill-type container, containing a piece of paper (blue or pink) listing medical, insurance and medication information for each member of the household. The vials and forms are provided free of charge by CVS Pharmacy.” Blue is for men and pink is for women. In addition to the abovementioned information, the card also includes space for your name, address, insurance numb ers, birth date, emergency contacts, doctors, allergies, current illnesses and diseases, recent hospital visits, hospital preference, list of current medications and your pharmacy.

PHOTO BY JUDY STIMSON

May 2011

You may pick up the vial and forms from the Emergency Squad. After you fill out the form, curl it up inside the vial and place the vial inside the door of your refrigerator in a readily visible place. The Emergency Squad and other local paramedics know this is where to go and what to look for in the event of an emergency when you cannot speak for yourself. A few minutes invested now may easily save your life later!

Prison Volunteer Receives Interfaith Council Grant

CLUTTER CUTTERS AT WORK

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS

As seen in the left photo below, too many traffic signs in one spot make for information overload, driver confusion, and visual clutter. As part of its mission to make the community more visually appealing, Sun City Center PRIDES asked Hillsborough County officials to address the bewildering profusion of signs confronting drivers at the intersection of State Road 674 and Pebble Beach Blvd. The result is seen on the right.  Anne Cross of PRIDES (Proud Residents Independently Donating Essential Services) said, “Once we pointed out the situation, the County quickly remedied the situation. It may seem like a small thing, but this is an example of what concerned citizens can do to improve their surroundings.”

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The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center presented Hillsborough Correctional Institution for Women prison volunteer Nancy Williams with a $2,500 grant. The grant was used for educational and wellness class supplies, employability class supplies, chapel supplies, storytime moms’ materials, books for the library and items for the inmates’ seasonal gift bags. The Interfaith Council is composed of representatives from nine houses of faith in the Sun City Center community. Williams has been a faith-character-based teacher, mentor and sports coordination at the prison since 2004. Pictured left to right are Warden C. L. Hayes, Chaplain Rex Henry, Interfaith Council President Jay Sparkman, Williams and Officer Greg Collins, Wellness Director.


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May 2011

By Judy Stimson An out-of-Africa experience is available with the new Wild Africa Trek that became available in midJanuary 2011 in Animal Kingdom at DisneyWorld. It is an intimate threehour experience with a maximum of 12 guests and two tour guides. After check-in, you stow all your gear (except your strapped camera) in a secure locker where you set your own combination. Then you get fitted with a safari vest equipped with a safety harness and earpiece attached to a portable radio. Each person is given a filled metal water bottle for the Trek that you can keep. Your camera is securely hooked. A walk across a short practice swinging bridge follows, and your green “beginner” carabineer is removed upon successful completion. After everybody “passes,” you set out on your Trek. The first part of the Trek goes on, then off, the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail through woods and along the Nile River. In addition to hanging over hippos and crocodiles, you cross two swinging bridges (see photo at right). Your safety harness is attached to a strong overhead cable during these experiences, with a guide on each end of the bridge in case you “freeze up.” After these experiences, you shed your vest/harness and enter a VIP safari vehicle that is equipped with binoculars. This vehicle shares the savanna with other guests taking the Kilimanjaro Safaris “ride.” However, on the Trek you spend a lot more time on the savanna, and pull off the main road to allow time to observe and take pictures. In the middle of the savanna, you stop at a private safari camp for 30 minutes to eat tasty African-inspired delicacies served in an individual two-part canteen and drink guava juice. You also have time to explore a short boardwalk and take more pictures. A spotting scope is set up at the end of the boardwalk. Some of the creatures you will see out on the savanna include elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, white rhinos, and ostriches. Keep in mind these animals are most active in the mornings and evenings,

and sleep during the hottest mid-day hours. At the end of the Trek, your vehicle leaves you off and your guides take you back to the outpost. Throughout the safari the guides teach you some native Swahili words, provide information about the creatures, and are a wealth of information about species conservation efforts here and in the “real” Africa. A portion of your trip proceeds go toward these efforts, and back at the check-out point, you can select which of four efforts you want your proceeds to go toward. Following this, you are given a Disney Photo Pass card to order a CD with photos of your personal Trek at no charge (a $150 value). You have 30 days to order. When the Trek is over, you return to the Harambe city in the middle of Africa. Depending on your tour time, you have time before and/or after the Trek to enjoy the Animal Kingdom Park, which closes at dark. A ticket to the park is required in addition to the cost of the Trek, which is around $200. Since participation is limited to 12 people per Trek, reservations are required. Call 1-407-939-8687 to make a reservation. You must be physically able to independently navigate stairs and woods’ trails without walking aids, be at least eight years old, and weigh less than 300 pounds. The Trek proceeds at a moderate pace to accommodate most people. It is 83 miles from SCC and it takes about 90 minutes to get there. Take I-75 north, I-4 east, get off at Exit 62 toward SR-417-Toll N/Airport/ DisneyWorld/Celebration, keep slightly right at the fork toward ramp toward DisneyWorld, go straight on World Drive, take exit on right toward Hollywood Studios/Wide World of Sports/Animal Kingdom, and keep following signs to Animal Kingdom. For the 8 a.m. Trek, look for a green-vested guide at the front gate. For all other times, follow the signs to Africa; after you cross the bridge to Africa turn left and look up to see Trek sign, and check-in with the Maderee at the Dawa Bar. Matokeo ya Utafutaji kwa (happy travels).

PHOTO BY JUDY STIMSON

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STEVE OTTO TO PRONOUNCE Everyone is “buzzing” about the Community Church College’s Spelling Bee. It will be held on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Community Church Great Hall. Steve Otto, well-known columnist for the Tampa Tribune, will be the pronouncer. The judges will be C.A. President Ed Barnes, Dean Emeritus Dr. Yvonne Ponsor and Pastor of the United Community Church, Dr. Michael Evans. Each company or business that sponsors a speller is encouraged to come with any kind of advertising gear and to cheer on their speller. Each speller will receive a gift and the top three, as well as their sponsor, will receive a trophy. Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the evening and every person will receive a gift as they come in. Admission to watch the event is $10. Tickets are on sale now. It will be a fun evening --- don’t miss it.

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Join Kim McKell, RN, MSN for tea, snacks and an informative discussion about the importance of stroke awareness. You could save the life of someone you love.

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Accidents Happen Fast. Emergency Care Should Too. Visit our Website or Text Us for Our Current Average ER Wait Times. We know how valuable your time is and that’s why we’ve made Emergency Room Quality and Efficiency our #1 Priority. Our ER is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center staffed and equipped around the clock to provide you with quality emergency care when you need it. View ER wait times at www.SouthBayHospital.com or by texting ER to 23000.

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The News of Sun City Center

May 2011

Patriots Club Puts Flags on SR 674 Early

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Vow Renewal for 50th Wedding Anniversary Are you celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary anytime between now and April 30, 2012? If so, you are eligible to participate in a planned “Vow Renewal” in October. Call Nan Baytos at 642-9897 or Maggie Pliska at 6337884 to participate.

Breakfast Volunteers Needed

Ann Marie Leblanc is looking for more volunteers to work the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. Please give her a call at either 633-3500 or 633-1979.

Burgermeister Sought for Oktoberfest Shown installing the new Flags are Patriots Club members Dick Person, Don Renwick and David Floyd The Patriots Club is installing new flags along S.R. 674 to help kick-off the Sun City Center 50th Anniversary Celebration Parade. The flags will remain up to commemorate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the 4th of July.

PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES

STORMS THIS TIME OF THE YEAR OFTEN BLOW A FLAG OFF THE LIGHT POLE.  IF YOU FIND ONE OF THESE FLAGS ALONG  S.R. 674, PLEASE TURN IT INTO THE SECURITY PATROL OFFICE at 1005 N. PEBBLE BEACH BLVD.

(L to R) Mike Albanese, Blaine Brown and Helmut Haberi want your vote for Burgermeister to open Oktoberfest on October 18. One nickel=one vote. By Phyllis Hodges An Oktoberfest on October 18 is on the schedule of Sun City Center’s 50 th Anniversary year happenings. It is open to the public and organizers John and Merlene Smithyman and Carl and Cam McGary are excitedly touting the event as “something not seen here before.” Plans for the evening include having the SCC Community Hall decorated as a Munich beer tent. There will be German food, German beer, a German band, dancing and entertainment. The $25 tickets are now on sale and expected to go quickly. McGary and Smithyman are giving residents the opportunity to p ar t icip ate in cho osing a “Burgermeister” for the honored role of tapping the first keg of beer to kick off the festive evening. Three candidates are vying for the role in an election now in progress. Ballot boxes are located in the Library, Atrium and Fitness Center on SCC’s Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Residents can vote as many times as desired with each nickel representing one vote. “Votes” collected will be donated to the fund defraying expenses of the 50th Anniversary celebration. The candidates— Mike Albanese is an active community volunteer. Most recently, he assumed the demanding role of

SCC Security Patrol Chief. He is a member of the German-American Club Board of Directors and now serves on the October 18 Oktoberfest planning committee. He and his wife Claire are world travelers; this year, they visited Turkey, Greece and England. Blaine Brown serves in both social and honorary positions of various SCC clubs. He is a past President of his homeowners association and past Commander of the SCC American Legion. Currently, he drives for the Security Patrol, is a member of the German-American Club and is financial officer of the Military Ball being held in November as part of the 50 th Anniversary celebration. Helmut Haberi, a Bavaria native, came to the U.S. as a 16-yearold with his mother looking for a better life and his contributions here show that he found it. He currently serves as treasurer of DAV, Chapter 110 and is chairman of the DAV group that sponsors the veterans’ transportation van. He is active in the SCC German-American Club and supporter of other Florida GermanAmerican clubs. He has a sailboat in Apollo Beach and can be found there often. For tickets or further information on either the election or the October 18 event, call 6429800 or 634-8387.

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Guests twirl illuminated glow sticks as they sing “Turn On Your Heartlights.” Photo by James Corwin Johnson. Co-chairs are needed for this event. If you are interested in either chairing or being on the committee, please contact Samaritan Services at 6349283. Darlene and Larry Meadows who co-chaired this spectacular event will be pleased to provide information and details to next year’s volunteers 633-7173.

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The Computer Club

“IT’S QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME AT THE COMPUTER CLUB”

GADABOUTS ON A FLORIDA SAFARI

 Twice each year, the Computer Club assembles a roster of “experts” to help solve member’s PC problems and answer their “how-to” questions.   This will again be featured at the Club’s May 4 meeting, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Florida Room.  All Sun City Center and Kings Point residents are invited to attend. For membership and meeting information, contact Bob Wehrle at 633-4516.

COMPUTER CLUB SPEEDS UP WIFI

Recently a group of the Sun City Center Gadabouts travel club members enjoyed an “Ecosafari” to the Broussard Wildlife Conservation area at Forever Florida in the central part of the state. The group, pictured above in a Safari Coach, learned of this preserve established to protect the fragile ecosystems of Florida’s native wilderness providing a permanent habitat for wildlife along with the operation of the working Cresident J Ranch. Following a seven-mile venture through the animal-filled wilderness landscape of wild cattle, deer and alligators, a family style lunch was provided from large multiple bowls of food on each table. Great “grub!” This conservation area is a family-owned and operated ranch of over 4,000 acres open to the public

 The Computer Club has completed installation of Verizon FiOS highspeed Internet connections for both the Central Campus and Community Hall. According to Vice President Gary Smith, “This new capability will increase download speeds 10-fold, permitting a very fast download of programs and data, as well as allowing Full-Screen video presentations.”  The Computer Club has made these improvements at its own expense  to the Club’s existing WiFi network,  in order to provide business–grade and especially for school groups who Internet access in all of  the Community Association facilities. visit for overnight stays. The goal is to educate the young and old on the importance of conservation in our SAT. May 7 – SOUTH SHORE CAT AREA TNR state. For those interested in future Sterilization, rabies vaccination and ear-tip for freetravel and the numerous pampered roaming cats.  First five cats FREE every month to CA adventure opportunities with members in 2011 or $10 each for others.  Call 813-393-0844 this SCC club, call 633-5999. For or email Info@SouthShoreFelines.org for more info, traps, membership to participate in events and a reservation.  Website: www.SouthShoreFelines.org.  such as a backstage tour, a VIP dinner followed by front row seating A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization & Cat Fanciers Club to ARABIAN NIGHTS on May 11 community service partner. in Orlando; or maybe the fabulous 4th of JULY CELEBRATION aboard  MON. May 9 – CAT FANCIERS CLUB the Starlite Majesty Yacht out of Clearwater, again with a delicious 1- 3 p.m. in the Armstrong Room, Atrium Bldg., CA Central Campus. menu and a spectacular location for FREE. Education topic is cat emergencies with guest speaker from Animal the fireworks. To join this pampered Emergency Clinic in Brandon. Open to all CA members. For more group of club members, call Terry at information email CatFanciersClub@aol.com or visit www.CatFanciersClub. 633-0369. org.

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Photo Club Hosts Dr. Lou Newman on Wildlife Photography of the Florida Coast

Ceramics Club

The Sun City Center Ceramics Club will be holding free classes in May for members:  • Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. –“Dry Brushing” given by Dolores Wiggins, our in-house expert in this technique.  Sign up sheet in the club room. • Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. –a “One Stroke” class given to members using a card kit received at our Holiday Party.  Class given by Christina Snell, a certified Donna Dewberry instructor.

Christina also shares her talents to all  at  “for a fee”  Wednesday classes in the club room.  Come and see what’s on the agenda and sign up or call 642-2040.  You will be amazed at your finished product. And for all current Ceramics Club members, starting now, sign up a new member or returning member for the current year and receive a $5.00 gift certificate to be used to purchase paints, greenware,  bisque or items from the gift shop. Come join the fun and remember new products come in frequently: check the cabinets or order from our many catalogs.

The Sun City Center Photo Club will host Dr. Lou Newman at its meeting on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Caper Room. Dr. Newman has always had an interest in photography. It was a leisure time activity throughout his years as a rancher and veterinarian in Montana. He has been a veterinary pathologist, professor, clinician, diagnostician and administrator and in all of those roles, his photography was part of his work and his relaxation. In his retirement “career,” Dr. Newman pursued his passion for photographing wildlife and has spent many years focusing on the wildlife and birds of the Florida coast. He also has volunteered as a veterinary pathologist at Mote and has taught digital photography and Photoshop

on cruise ships. For more information and to see some of his amazing photos, please visit his website: www. lounewmanphotography.com.  At 6:30 p.m., there will be a tutorial program, followed by a short business meeting. Dues for the 2011 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, slide scanners and large format printers. Please join us for this dynamic presentation. 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.

MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB

Vicki Worsham, happy raffle winner of the garden birdbath at FunFest.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY MONICA MCPHILLIPS

Mario DeLeon will play for Moonglow Dance Club from 7:30–9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Community Hall.  Join them for an evening of listening and dancing pleasure. BYOB and snacks.  Members are free;  guests $5 at the door.  Singles are always welcome.  Dressy casual attire recommended. For more information, call Al at 633-8170.

SCC Dance Club

SCC Dance Club welcomes you to its dance on Wednesday, May 18, at Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music by “DJ” Darlene with a variety of music. Attire: Dressy Casual. Guests $6 per person. Singles always welcome. BYOB and Snacks For more info, call 633-7173.


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Minibus Club plans New Trips The Sun City Center Travel Club aka The Mini Bus has many new trips scheduled. Some of the new day trips being offered are: • June 15 - Diva and the Italian Guy Cabaret Show at Visanis in Port Charlotte • June 30 - Capone’s Dinner and Show • July 15 – Dinner at ‘The Old Salty Dog’ • Aug 31 – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City • Nov 14 – Serengeti Night Safari at Busch Gardens   There are also great overnight trips:

• Savannah, Ga. And Charleston, SC from June 27 – June 30 • I m m o k a l e e C a s i n o a n d Broadway Palm Theatre Aug 26 – Aug 27 • Kennedy Space Center & Cocoa Beach Sept 19 – Sept 20 • Ashville, NC Oct 24 – Oct 29   The Mini Bus is also offering a Caribbean Cruise on the Norwegian Star Feb 5 – Feb 12, 2012   For more information about these and many other trips being offered call the office at 634-2685 or come into the office on Monday or Friday between 10 and 12 or Wednesday between 1 and 3.

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May 2, 2011 – Guide Dogs We will be visiting Southeastern Guide Dogs, near Palmetto, FL. Car pooling from Community Hall parking lot at 9:15 a.m. sharp. Lunch at the Crab Trap if you choose. Verbal reservation necessary. Verbal Reservations to Maggie at 633-7884. Questions please call Maggie 633-7884 or Nan at 642 9897.

Billiards Club to Hold Beginners’ Classes For those who have never held a cue stick, the SCC Billiard Club has classes twice every month (excluding holidays)–the second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and the second Thursday at 1 p.m. This is an orientation class with some hands-on training. Billiards is an excellent low impact activity—get out of the house. Email the club at sccbilliardclub@yahoo.com or call Art Erickson at 813-699-5428 for more information. We look forward to seeing you around the tables. –Art Erickson

SCC Men’s Club

 

The SCC Men’s Club will host a Ladies Luncheon on May 18, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall located on South Pebble Beach.  The entertainment will be provided by Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman known as “THE KEGG”.  Both individuals have many years of experience and have entertained numerous audiences for 15 years.  Kelly was signed by CBS to the EPIC Label in the mid-80’s and has produced several acclaimed CDs. Gary plays drums, piano, sings and writes music. He wrote award-winning theme music for the TECO Energy United Way Music Video and for The Young Explorer’s Club TV Pilot.  The buffet lunch is provided by Banquet Masters.

Shown in the above picture is a group of happy travelers on the recent Macon Georgia trip. In the picture below is a group on their way to see Blue Suede Shoes at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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Academy of Ballroom Dance Club May dance:

Saturday, April 30 7-10 p.m. at Community Hall.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Community Hall, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Dressy attire, BYOB. Members free; guests $6. Free lesson at 6:15 p.m.: “West Coast Swing” Everyone welcome!   Info: Call Jean Kostka at 813-634-1235. Classes for May 2011 SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and singles welcome. $5/per class. For information, call Bernice May at 634-3205. TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES (May 3, 10, 17, 24) Beginning - Tango 5:30 p.m. Intermediate - Fox Trot 6:45 p.m. Beginning West Coast Swing 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAY CLASSES (May 4, 11, 18, 25) Beginning - Rumba 12:45 p.m. Intermediate - Waltz 2 p.m. Intermediate - Bolero 3:15 p.m.

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Oldies But Goodies Dance Club Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s Sunday – May 8, 2011 Entertainers: SHOUT and Sunday - May 22, 2011 Entertainers: Raphael & Co. Community Hall 7 – 10 p.m. Cost: $5 per person Members Free BYOB For more info call: 633-5649

Come join us for a fun-filled evening dancing to the music of Sun City Center’s own live 18-piece Swing Band playing the “Music Of Your Life” from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Non-season ticket holders $9 at the door. Dress code: Dressy attire for the ladies and jackets (ties optional) for the men. Info. Call Charlie 642-8172 –Charlie Bostick

“Berry Month of May”   Square Dance

The Academy of Ballroom Dance Club members and guests were entertained at the April 2, 2011 dance with a waltz routine by Betty & Bill Dean. They have been dancing since 1985 and for 20 years, have been students of Bernice May, Instructor of the Academy. They have performed at dance clubs as well as other functions. Betty is a retired school teacher and Bill is a retired college professor. The Deans live in SCC and Dayton, Ohio and are members of the club.

Square Dancers, you know summer is almost upon us  when all those wonderful berries are available for our taste enjoyment.The Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club will hold a “Berry Month of May” Mainstream/ Plus square dance on Friday, May 20, 2011 just to celebrate this wonderful time of the year.  To help satisfy the dancers’ berry appetite, club members will provide all kinds of delicious berry desserts; beverages will also be served. If you’re a berryloving square dancer (and even if you’re not), come join us for this great special event square dance. 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 p.m. Gary Brown calls on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th  Friday of the month; Art Springer calls on the 2nd and 4th

Friday of the month.  Bob Ellis has now  joined Art and Gary as one of our Friday night callers. We’re sorry to report that Pat Hagen, our regular cuer on Friday nights, suffered serious injuries in a recent automobile accident. She is recovering at home. Until she returns - which we pray is soon - guest cuers will take her place. The Tuesday night square dance  beginners class and Plus workshop class, held in Community Hall , were temporarily discontinued at the end of April 2011 for the summer. The class will begin again in the fall. Keep tuned in. The club will help support the 50th Anniversary Parade on May 1, 2011 with an appropriately square dance-decorated automobile.  Come out and view this great parade and marvel at the decorating ingenuity of the club’s members. Square dancers: come join us on May 20 for this special dance and every Friday night for great dancing, fellowship and refreshments. For further information, call Sue at 633-8780 or Gail at 633-1297. –Dick Schultz


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ARTIST OF THE MONTH May 2011

German/American Club

Sylvia Fell has been named Artist of the Month for May, 2011, by the Art Club In SCC. Her works will be on display during the month of May at SCC Library, SCC Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo Advisors, Sun Trust Bank, A-1 Connection Realty, South Shore Bank, Information Center on Cherry Hills Drive and in the showcase in the front of the Art Room.

PHOTO BY BILL HOHMANN

Sigi Espino Guest Speaker at Sew ‘n Sews Spring Luncheon

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Heidi Eckhardt, Kurt Nolden and Anton aus Tirol Community Hall was full of song and laughter and applause, as the two German television and recording artists performed for an almost-full house. “Anton aus Tirol and Heidi Eckhardt “ thrilled the audience with “Evergreen” in German and English. Mr. Kurt Nolden, club president, also found time to lend his well-tuned voice in a duo with Anton. The German musical is a annual club event for the past three years. The event also included cheesecake and coffee. If you missed it, the May dance is coming up on May 6 at Community Hall with the German Folk Dancers of Sun City Center performing, among other dances, the Bandl Tanz. For tickets and reservations, call Mike Albanese at 634-5512.

Sigi Espino with some of her collection of Mola Art. The Sun City Center Sew ‘n Sews Club held its Annual Spring Luncheon on April 12, 2011 in the Sun City Center Florida Room. Over 70 members attended the event. The guest speaker was Sigi Espino. She is from Germany and is an expert as well as a collector of Mola art. Mola is the Kuna Indian word for blouse, but the term Mola has come to mean the elaborate embroidered panels that make up the front and back of a Kuna woman’s blouse. The Kuna Indians are the native people who live on small coral islands in the San Blas Archipelago along the Atlantic coast of Panama and Colombia. Molas are collected as folk art and can be viewed at some of the finest museums in the world including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The first Mola Ms. Espino saw was given to her by husband Tony, a native of Panama, when they were both students at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1965 they moved to Panama and lived and worked there for 30 years. She didn’t know much about the Kuna Indians who made the Molas but fell in love with their exquisite handicraft.

During her time in Panama she collected over 2,000 Molas and has exhibited some of them on several occasions in schools, to church groups and in community centers. She also gives talks to schools in Germany about the Kuna Indians and their art. The Sew ‘n Sews Club provides a place and equipment for experienced and novice stitchers or quilters to learn new techniques, to share in the joy of creating something beautiful, and to enjoy great fellowship. 

 Membership is open to any Sun City Center Community Association member and annual dues are $10. Meetings and classes are held Monday through Friday in the Arts and Crafts Building. The Sun City Center Sew ‘n Sews Club also has a long and interesting history of service to the community. Projects during the year include sewing items of need for “The Kids Place”, the VA Hospital, RCMA and other charitable organizations. For information on becoming a member, call Linda at (813) 390-2377 or email scc.sew.n.sews@gmail.com.


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Patriots Club

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Sew ‘n Sews Club Members Win at 2011 Florida State Fair

As president of the Patriots Club, I would like to remind all of our residents to please fly their flags to commemorate Memorial Day and to honor those who have fought and died to keep us “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.” If your flag is torn/tattered or badly faded, please replace it with a new one. If you can’t replace it, please do not fly the torn/tattered flag. Flags that are no longer in good condition can be taken to the Community Association Office, 1009 Pebble Beach Blvd. N. and will be turned over to a local Boy Scout Troop for proper disposal. New members are always welcome at the Patriots Club. Contact Dick Person, Membership Chairman, at 633-0255 for more information. –Uta Kuhn KEEP THEM FLYING

Doris Zellers, Janet Love, and Jan Ring display their State Fair blue ribbons.

On Sunday, April 10, 2011 two members of the Patriots Club President Uta Kuhn and Kristine Hofmann gave flags to the people attending the “God Bless America” performance by the Kings Point Chorus at the Borini Theatre. David Hoffman receives a flag on his way to the show.

Dog Show Winners by Category owned by Denise and Russ Zaccari, won for Best Appearance. Rocky, a Shih Poo owned by Lois Stone, won a silver medal for Best Trained in the Medium Size Category. Flossie, a Miniature Schnauzer, owned by Harriett and Julian Freedman, won for Best Appearance.

Doris Zellers with her Christmas Poinsettias table runner. Her Blue Ribbon was awarded in the Machine Applique category.

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The big day had arrived. Dozens of dog club volunteers were selling wares or taking money for admissions. 76 dogs were ready and waiting. The dogs would try, one by one, to win a silver medal or the Best in Show Trophy. Loud noises and barks could be heard coming from the Sun City Center Community Hall March 26, 2011 as almost 500 spectators and over 100 dogs watched the 9th Annual SCC Dog Show sponsored by the Dog Owners Group. Dogs were judged by Chip Carter, Sportscaster, Channel 13 FOX; Darren Rivera, D e velopment D ep ar t ment of Southeastern Guide Dogs; and Joann With, President of CARE. Winnie Walsh was chairwoman for the show. The show began with a burst of large dogs bouncing from the holding room. As each dog walked on the platform, a short bio was read by MC, Dan Tackitt. Some dogs hesitated before climbing the steps. Others ran, straining their leashes. All were applauded, especially costumed dogs, for owners had worked long hours making outfits for this one special moment. Grateful owners received their dog’s medals. Charlie, an Akita mix, owned by Pat Reiland, won for Best Trained and Hershey Chocolate,

Jan Ring and her Covered Bridge Landscape quilt. Her ribbon was for the Pictorial Quilt category. It is a replica of an actual bridge in Blairsville, Georgia.

Janet Love with her “Seas of Enjoyment” quilt. Her ribbon was for the multi-media category.

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Wiley (above), a Shih Tzu, owned by Jan Huber won for Best Trained Small Dog. Emerson See Dog Show on page 16.

The monthly luncheon meeting of National Association of Retired Federal Employees  will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Information Center at Freedom Plaza. Lunch is $11.50.  For more information or to make a reservation, call Joyce @ 938-5279. 


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May 2011

PREPARING YOUR HOME IF LEAVING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS

Schwindt, a Longhaired Dachshund, owned by Kendall and Carol Schwindt 1. Security: won Best Appearance. Fill out card at Security Patrol Best Costume was rewarded to a threesome of large dogs, representing Unplug garage door opener (or turn off electric circuit) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They were Chance, a Hound mix, and Unplug electronics (TV, microwave, etc.) Pepper, a Sheltie owned by Tim and Cathy Cunningham. The two doggie Turn off wireless modem if still plugged in cowboys were joined by Buddy Lightning, a Husky-Shepherd mix owned Closing blinds and drapes will save energy costs by Pete Tallarico. Cowgirl Cathy showed perfect control of all three dogs, Leave key with neighbor for periodic in-house checks which Judge Chip Carter said was a remarkable feat. Put telephone and cable on ‘vacation mode’. Ask neighbor to remove weekly papers from driveway There are also Snowbird services available for many of these tasks Ask neighbor to check your irrigation timers periodically Notify Post Office Stop newspaper delivery 2. Inside House: Set thermostat to 85° Set Humidistat to 65% Turn off ice maker in refrigerator Put vegetable oil in garbage disposal Flush toilet 5-6 times to clear exit pipes Turn off water heater electrical circuit Turn off water coming into house* Flush toilet once more to drain tank (leave water in bowl) Wipe remaining water from bottom of tank Place plastic wrap over toilet bowl Lock both sides of external sliding doors

The large crowd roared when a 4 ft. long silver-green mermaid wearing a long blonde wig slithered onto the platform. It was Jack, a Jack Russell Terrier, * You can ask the county to turn off your water at the street. This will owned by Ben and Mary Boyes, who said he had swum from the waters of eliminate any chance of a water leak in your system while you are Tampa Bay to reach the hall and rightly deserved the medal. away, and will reduce your monthly bill. Just remember to give them advance warning when you are coming home again. Last came another winner riding on a 3 ft. high SCC Ambulance with red flashing lights. It was Chi Chi Rodriquez playing a doctor looking for stray and hurt dogs. Chi Chi, a Chihuahua owned by Len and Pat Jones, was 3. Around the House: Fill golf cart batteries to proper level and leave unplugged from given the medal with no questions asked. charger. The moment everyone was waiting for came at the end - the Arrange for continued yard service if your HOA does not handle this. announcement of Best In Show. Judges awarded the trophy to Emerson -Courtesy of John Bowker’s website: mysuncitycenter.org Schwindt, a Dachshund Longhair Pie Bald. Great Show, everyone! – Jean Seifert

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Deputy Chris Speaks to Men’s Club

Pictured are Gary Kaukonen, Men’s Club president, Deputy Chris Girard, Mike Albanese, Security Squad chief, and Don Murphy, Men’s Club program V.P.  Deputy Sheriff Chris Girard spoke to the Sun City Center Men’s Club during their April 20, 2011 meeting. He informed the club members about local crimes, scams and  responsibilities of gun owners to protect their weapons. A lunch by Banquet Masters was served and everyone went home full and well-informed.

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Military Affairs Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter members were in charge of registration at the Florida State DAR  Conference in Orlando.  They were part of the Heartland Regents Council who were hostesses.  There  were days of hard work, but lots of fun and meeting new Daughters from all over the state. Left to right: Back Row: Jo Prater, Treasurer; Fran  Eilert, Mary McIntyre, Vice Regent; Bunny Blackstone, Librarian. Front: Left to right: Catherine Goodrich, 50-year member; Pat Fricke, Past Regent; Beverly Engles, Regent. Not pictured - Carol Acosta, Corresponding Secretary; Mary Culliton, Chaplain; Sandra Ghering, Betty Richner and Natalie Tryon, Past Regent.  

Distinguished SCC Navy Retiree to Address MOAA    

CDR Howard G. “Bo” Heininger, for control of the sophisticated and USN (Ret), will be the featured complex aircraft systems of Navy speaker for the Sun City Chapter of aircraft.  the Military Officers Association of His shore dut y include d America monthly luncheon to be attending Damage Control School, held at 11 a.m. on May 4, 2011 in the Combat Information School, flight Florida Room in the Sun City Center training at Pensacola and Corpus Atrium Building.   Christi, electronic schools at Treasure CDR Heininger received a Island and Great Lakes, and teaching Senatorial appointment to Annapolis electronics at the Naval Academy. as the result of a competitive After retiring from the Navy examination. He graduated in June in 1967, he joined IBM’s Federal Col. George Mercer 1946 with the class of 1947. His Systems Division Electronic Systems Brooke Chapter DAR sea duty included two years on the Center in Owego, NY. members shown here put destroyer USS Witek (DD848), four on a presentation “Women CDR Heininger will speak years in Patrol Squadron Seven of the Revolution” at their about our chapter’s predecessor, flying P2 Neptunes. The squadron March meeting. They The Retired Military Officers group deployed to Newfoundland, Italy, represented women who (TROA), and how he, as chairman, Iceland,and Japan, being the only had fought, spied and Atlantic VP squadron to participate caused it to change to a Military assisted in the war. The Officer Association chapter.    in the Korean War. food served was similar Reservations can be made to food that would have CDR Heininger was by calling 877-332-3016 ($14) no been served at the time. responsible for developing pilots’ later than the Sunday before the Left to right: name (character)–Beth Clarke (Mercy Bedford), Pat Peltz (Sarah instrumentation and automatic Wednesday meeting. Osborn), Fran Eilert (Lydia Darrah), Carol Acosta (Nancy Hart), Linda Berry flight control systems to provide (Sybil Ludington), Betty Richner (Polly McGovern), Judy Hasch (Deborah the optimum information needed –Capt. B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret) Gannett), Susan Depew (Esther Reed), Jody Masterson (Martha Washington). Not Shown: Mimi Korphage (Molly Pitcher). MOAA National Board Director

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Col. Gary E. Clark, USAF (Ret), was the featured speaker for the Sun City Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America monthly luncheon held on April 6, 2011.   Col. Clark earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics Planning- Left to right, Bunny Blackstone, from Kansas State University and Beverly Engles, Jan Bassett. his master’s degree in systems Beach Blvd. Attendance is open to all. analysis from the Air Force Institute   To celebrate the 224th birthday of the Constitution of the United of Technology.  He graduated from Col Gary Clark, USAF (Ret). States, the evening will feature a social hour with appetizers, buffet dinner the Air Command and Staff College by Banquet Masters, patriotic entertainment, audience signing of the and the National War College.  He Col. Clark, an MOAA National Constitution, and a “birthday cake”. Dress is dressy casual. Price is $20 per was assigned to Task Force Alpha, Board director, discussed the status of person, BYOB. Thailand, during the Vietnam War the current national budgetary crises   Tickets are available now to accommodate our  winter residents  by and was US Central Command J-1 facing the nation and its potential contacting Jan Bassett (642-0691) or Bunny Blackstone (634-6387). Checks during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.              negative impact on all of today’s are payable to C.G.M.B Chapter.   A combat suppor t group veterans.  He described MOAA’s relentless ongoing participation in –Jo Prater commander for a NATO ground- fighting to preserve veteran’s benefits launched cruise missile (GLCM) wing, he also served in senior that have been hard earned through VA Hospital personnel positions at the Air Staff, years of substantial family sacrifices Receives Donation Air Force Military Personnel Center, and heartbreaking loss of life.  and Air Training Command. from DAR  –Capt. B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret) Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR presented a check to the James A. Haley VA Hospital for $541 to be used for canteen coupons for veterans. The DAV is in need of volunteers Sun City Center has a DAV van The monies were raised by Left to right - Ronika Anderson-VA; that was donated to Tampa’s James to drive this van. This is a sevena silent auction at their Annual Jody Masterson, Carol Acosta and Mary A. Haley Veterans Hospital by the passenger van and does not require Invitational Luncheon. McIntyre-DAR; Cathy Williams-VA. local DAV Chapter 110. Veterans a commercial driver’s license to are transported Monday through drive. If you can spare at least one BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, Friday, departing SCC at 6:30 a.m. day a month, it will surely help out 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 and returning at 1 p.m. This van is the veterans of our community. If SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM for all veterans to use but is NOT interested, please contact the chapter TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON wheelchair accessible. To schedule commander, Tom Williams, at (813) MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM a ride, call 634-0302. A seven-day 777-0914 or email Helmut Haberl at RABBI: PHILIP ARONSON - CANTOR: DR. SAM ISAAK ALL ARE WELCOME oxlic1@verizon.net. advance notice is needed.

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In celebration of  Sun City Center’s 50th Anniversary and Constitution Day on Saturday, September 17, 2011, the Colonel George Mercer Brooke NSDAR Chapter (Daughters of the American Revolution) will host a dinner starting at 5 p.m. in Community Hall. 1910 S. Pebble

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Military Order of the World Wars

Naval Special Operations (SEAL) Officer Addressed MOWW

PHOTO BY FRANK KEPLEY

Nav y C ommander Philip Kapusta was the guest speaker at the Military Order of World Wars meeting, which was held in the Sun City Center Plaza Club, on April 21, 2011. CDR Kapusta graduated with merit from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. After Basic Under water Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado CA, he joined a SEAL Team at Little Creek VA. He earned a Masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. From 2007 to 2009, he was in Tampa as the Chief of Strategic Plans at the Special Operations Command. In 2009 and 2010, he was Commander of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Philip Kapusta, CDR, USN Ghazni province in Afghanistan. His current assignment is as a strategic planner in the Special Operations Command. CDR Kapusta discussed current conditions as they exist in Afghanistan.

WWII First Draftee Inducted into MOWW

From left – CWO4 Richard Wallace, Violet Wight, LTC Paul Wight, LT COL Gordon Bassett. Lt. Col. Paul E. Wight, USAF (RET), was inducted as a new member of the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars on April 21, 2011 at the SCC Plaza Club. LTC Wight served in WWII from 1941 – 1946. He was also honored as the first draftee. He attended Officers Candidate School where he was trained as a Battery Commander in an Anti-Aircraft Weapons Battalion, but was later retrained into the infantry. When the war concluded, he was the Provost Marshall of a general hospital in the Philippines. During the last three years of a 26-year career, he held a position in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was the main contact between DOD and the Aerospace Industries Association on the control of management systems. He was also instrumental in developing many DOD policies for the Army, Navy and Air Force.

MOAA  Annual Fund Golf Tournament

The Annual MOAA golf tournament will be held on October 22, 2011 at the Freedom Fairways Golf Course in Sun City Center. There will be a continental breakfast, scramble, lunch and prizes galore. If you haven’t played there, this is the time to try it. The course is a well-maintained, challenging par-63 executive course that winds around an abundance of lakes and through stands of pines and oaks. It features a mix of nine par 3s and nine par 4s ranging from 89 to 238 yards. There are tight, tree-lined fairways and the small greens place a premium on accuracy.  Playing Freedom Fairways will definitely improve your short game. It is open to the public, and memberships are available. –Capt B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)

Sun City Center will again observe its traditional Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, in the Borini Theater at the Kings Point Clubhouse, Sun City Center. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for open general attendance seating. All invited guests with reserved seating are requested to be seated not later than 9:45 a.m. This ceremony is sponsored by the combined military veterans’ organizations of Sun City Center and is supported by the joint efforts of many participating community service organizations. The focus of this Memorial Day ceremony is to honor all community veterans with special tribute paid to those veterans who have died since May, 2010. To date there are over 130 such veterans to be recognized by a Last Roll Call that will be conducted concurrently with the traditional Sun City Center Living Flag Tribute. The featured speaker will be Captain Harry T. Powers, US Navy Retired, with some 30 years of submarine service. Captain Powers is a World War II veteran with a very impressive biography. On D-Day minus one he landed on Omaha Beach at Pointe Du Hoc, Normandy, France. He led a United States intelligence force frog team of 25 men of which only eight survived. For this combat operation he was awarded the Navy Silver Star. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, attended the Nuclear Power School and Naval War College,

earned a degree in nuclear physics from Harvard University and now lives in Sun City Center. A musical interlude and tribute to the military services will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors will be presented by the East Bay High School Jr. R.O.T.C. and members of the Ruskin Boy Scout Troop 661 will be placing the wreath at the flagpole outside the auditorium. The list of deceased veterans to be recognized is compiled from the daily obituaries posted in Tampa Bay area dailies and input from local veterans’ organizations. Not all departed veterans are posted for one reason or another and, after the traditional Memorial Day ceremony is over, organizers do receive queries as to why a departed veteran’s name was missing from the Last Roll-Call and not recognized. As part of the annual tribute to deceased veterans, and showing the great spirit of Sun City Center patriotism, the Patriots Club makes arrangements for and funds the display of U.S. flags along State Route 674. This year the flags will fly from April 29 through July 5 to help commemorate SCC’s 50th Anniversary. If anyone knows of a Sun City Center veteran who has died in the past year, and who was not listed in a local obituary, please contact Paul Wheat at 634-7777.

NAVAL AVIATORS TO MEET  MAY 6 While many will bring wives Crisis. One event he will discuss is and friends to the Plaza Club on his night flight out of Guantanamo in Upper Creek Drive, others will be in which his crew located and filmed the Pensacola until May 9 for the centennial first Soviet ship carrying missiles to Cuba. The Russians were not pleased celebration of Naval Aviation.  The speaker here in Sun City with something Jess did and reported Center will be Lt. Commander Jess the event to the U.S. State Department.  Wheeler, USNR Ret.  Jess will relate At his debriefing after returning to events from his six years on active duty base, when he was asked why he during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. His dumped the garbage accumulated by first assignment was in high-speed, ten crewmembers over ten hours, all single-seat jet fighter aircraft, based on over the deck of the Russian ship,  Jess the carrier USS Ranger, CVA-61. For explained that on their last filming his last three active duty years, he flew pass, the Russian deck crew tried to low altitude, low-speed,  multi-engine knock his plane into the water with a surveillance aircraft. During his time high velocity fire hose stream. He on the Ranger, on a day when he was thought it was a proper retaliation and not flying, he spent an entire day with so did his Wing Commander. Though his Super 8  camera, and filmed take- Pravda published an account of it at offs and landings of all six models of the time, nothing further was said!       The only requirement for aircraft based on the ship. It turned out so well that he hired a professional attending the meeting is that you have broadcaster to narrate the film. This is an interest in military aviation.  Call the film that he will present on May 6.     Bill Shanks for information at 813-634Until recent years, he was unable 3194. His email is b.shanx@verizon. to talk about his surveillance flying net. The deadline for reservations is days. It was during the Cuban Missile Wednesday, May 4.


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PHOTOS BY MARLENE GREENBERG

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Wrigley Wrigley, a Jack Russell/ Dachshund mix, is a ball of fire! He loves a good game of fetch and to play chase with the other dogs. Wrigley is very affectionate and thinks that everyone is his friend. Due to his breed, he would do best in an active home where he can get a lot of physical and mental activity. If you are looking for a dog to light up your life, come and meet Wrigley! As part of his adoption, Wrigley will be neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: September 2, 2010.

May 2011

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Tinker Tinker is a black male domestic medium hair. He is very friendly and loves to be petted and to get attention from the volunteers. His longish allblack fur is very stylish as his mom was a Siamese. Tinker has been neutered and is up-to-date on his shots. As part of his adoption he will also be microchipped. Won’t you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of making this handsome guy part of your family? DOB: May 8, 2006.

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A local entertainer shared the Bright House Senior Idol award for 2011.  Singers and entertainers from four counties went through several auditions and the 12 finalists performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall. For the first time, two winners shared the first place slot based on the votes of the almost full house attending the event. Troy Coman and his wife Brenda are SCC residents and he is an active performer locally. At this show, Troy performed Only You and Mack the Knife to the delight of the crowd.

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SPORTS

CAUTION EXERCISING MAY CAUSE IMPROVED HEALTH INCREASED ENERGY AND A LONGER LIFE Fitness Center Adds New Stretching Mats

Farewell Cornell Cedar Clarke On April 1, 69 members of the Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club attended a Memorial Service at St. John the Devine Church to honor the life of their cherished member Cornell Clarke who had passed away a few days earlier. Cornell had been an active and valuable member of the Lawn Bowling Club for two decades. He was Club President in 2006. A past member of the board, he was often called upon to give legal advice to the Board and explain points of law at the Bowling Club general meetings. A gesture that will always be remembered was the time when he telephoned members on their birthday each year to wish them a Happy Birthday. In 2007 he initiated the sinking of a well to provide much needed water for the Greens. The club had always experienced a shortage of sufficient water for the Greens, which resulted in their poor condition. He set up a fund to raise the money and he researched the various

options, and, with the assistance of the CA, the well and additional sprinklers were commissioned in February 2008. The well is a great asset, and the Greens are in better condition now than ever before. Farewell Cornell. We miss your cheerful voice and happy smile. –David Burbery

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The new equipment in the Fitness Center is usually very hightech. The equipment featured today is low tech but still very valuable in maintaining your overall fitness. A pair of well-padded mats have been added. They are located in the back right-hand corner of the Fitness Center next to the cable crossover machine and, appropriately enough, below the stretching poster. These mats are much better padded than the old mats and the trifold construction means that the top side with the logo doesn’t touch the side that rests on the floor as did the old rolled mats. Most people who use the Fitness Center do very little stretching but it is never too late to start and is even more important for maintaining fitness as we get older. As we age, the body loses range of motion and the muscles lose their elasticity and become weak and tight. There are current studies that link flexibility of the body with flexibility of the blood vessels that is important in ensuring an adequate flow of blood. Before you begin a stretching program, it is important to learn to do it correctly. You can stretch before or after you exercise but it is important to loosen the muscles and get the blood flowing before you

stretch. Walking for a few minutes while swinging your arms will warm up the muscles. Stretching a cold muscle could lead to injuries. Stretching should not hurt. Relax as you go into a stretch and stretch only until you feel a mild tension. At this point just hold the stretch and breathe normally. As you hold the stretch, the feeling of tension should subside. When this happens you can extend the stretch a fraction of an inch until you feel the tension again. You should hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Never bounce or push the stretch beyond a mild tension as you could injure the muscle. Touching your toes is the stretch most people think of when they start stretching, but this is one of the worst stretches for older people because it puts undue strain on the spine. The poster on the wall by the mats shows stretches for all the major muscles groups and these will not put undue strain on the spine. Susan Seipelt is one of our members who has been using the new mats. For her, stretching after exercising helps prevent sore muscles and relieves the pain of arthritis. –Mara Attles

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La Rae Regis and Nancy McPhail do their stretching exercises on the new mats.  

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Golf League Results, Pictures and More

SCC Men’s Golf 3/24/11: Individual Low net: Flight 1: 1st place: Jim Rottman,66; 2nd place (tie): Bert Poulin and Ed Weber, 76. Flight 2: 1st place: Gene Skummer, 65; 2nd place (tie): Walter Wight and Mike Prach, 70. Flight 3: 1st place: Carl Lingertort, 66; Ron Chaban 72. 4/10/11: 4-man scramble: 1st place: Jim Rottman/Ken Wagner/Mike Prach/Les Easton, 66; 2 nd place: Jerry Hart/Harold Geldbach/Harold Blosser/Ron Chaban, 67. 4/14/11: 4-man 2-best balls net: 1st place: Ed Weber/John Mader/Dieter Quitsch/Don Marlborough, 113; 2nd place: Chul Kim/Ken Wagner/Walter Wight/Mike DeParis, 114.

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point 3/17/2011: Diamond Hill, Play: h-Skins: FLIGHT #1: 1 st : tie-Syl Amos & Dave Britton, 3 skins each. Low-net: Terry Upson, 73; Lowgross: Buzz Wetzel, 86. FLIGHT #2: 1st : Charlie Strimpell, 4 skins; 2nd : Jerry Stemas, 3 skins. Low-net: Jerry Stemas, 71; Low-gross: Jerry Stemas, 86.

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Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

May 2011

Tournament Raises over $5,000 for Moffitt

3/29/2011: Riverside, a-Skins (plus awards for natural birdies): FLIGHT #1: 1st: Charlie Strimpell, 3 skins; 2nd : Dick Ihrke, 2 skins. Low-net: Cheryl Sari, 67; Low-gross: Tom Kirchen, 87. Birds: Tom Kirchen, 2. FLIGHT #2: 1st: 3 skins each – Bill Cundy & Rex Gibbons. Low-net: Rex Gibbons, 66; Low-gross: Dave Britton, 84. 4/4/2011: Summerfield, Play: aSkins: 1st : Charlie Strimpell, 3 skins; 2nd : tied @ 2 skins each – Tom Convery & Dave Britton. Low-net: Tom Convery, 71; Low-gross: tied @ 93 – Tom Convery & Dave Briton. 4/6/2011: Bloomingdale, Play: flighted h-Skins: FLIGHT #1: 1st : 2 skins each – Syl Amos & Tom Kirchen. Low-net: Chip Wood 79; Low-gross: Chip Wood, 91. FLIGHT #2: 1st : 4 skins – Dave Diehl; 2nd : 3 skins – Rex Gibbons. Low-net: Jenice Taylor, 74; Low-gross: Terry Seipelt, 92. 4/8/2011: Buffalo Creek, Play: hSkins: 1st : 2 skins each – Syl Amos, John Lackey & Denny Wintersteen. Low-net: Denny Wintersteen, 61; Low-gross: Denny Wintersteen, 81.

The 1st annual Larry Brown Memorial Golf Tournament was held Sunday, March 27, at the Sandpiper Golf Course. 99 area golfers came together to play a scramble format golf match followed by a buffet and prize program at the Renaissance GC clubhouse. The proceeds from the tournament, more than $5,300, were donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. Winners included: Men’s low gross – Les Clarke, David Brown, Roy Caudill, Tom Butler; Mixed low gross – Don & Jan Churchill, Larry & Connie Ream; Men’s low net – Bob Bancroft, George Anderson, Alex Trevino, William Sherrick; Mixed low net – Pat O’Brien, Ellen Gentile, Ron Doncouse; Men’s 2nd place net – Don Frederick, Dick Kreiger, David Frederick, James Frederick; Mixed 2nd place net – Mitch & Fran Krajewski, Lew & Diane Resseguie; Men’s 3rd place net – Ken Defreeuw, Jim Rottman, Gary Winstead, Sam Shellhamer; Mixed 3rd place net – Dick & Lynn Mooney, Ed Jacobs, Tom Edge; Closest to the pin – Don Frederick; Longest drive men/women – Gary Peltier, Cecile Young.

4/9/2011: Apollo Beach, Play: bingo, bango, bongo: 1st : Paul Maki.

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4/12/2011: Riverside, Play: low net: 1st : Rich Lucidi, 69 (5 points); 2nd : Rex Gibbons, 71 (5 points). Lowgross: Ron Domcourse, 93.

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4/14/2011: Diamond Hill, Play: Skins: 1st : tied at 2 skins each – Paul 3/19/2011: Apollo Beach, Play: h- Maki, John Apostolou & Tom WinSkins: 1st : Woody Nelson, 3 skins; terstein. Low-net: Dave Britton, 70; 2nd : Rich Lucidi, 2 skins. Low-net: Low-gross: Dave Britton, 84.  Chuck Feldschau, 67; Low-gross: Chuck Feldshau, 92. Hogans League

May Schedule 3/21/2011: Summerfield, medal st play with Hogans’ ESC cap: 1 : Tom Date Day Course Kirchen, 80; 2nd : Jerry Stemas & John 5/2 Mon Bloomingdale Grunwald, 87. 5/4 Wed Summerfield 3/23/2011: Bloomingdale, a-Skins; 5/6 Fri Buffalo Creek FLIGHT #1: 1st : Chuck Feldschau, 5/10 Tue Imperial Lakewoods 2 skins; 2nd : tied @ 1 skin each – Syl 5/12 Thur Cypress Creek Amos, Woody Nelson & Jim Byrne. 5/13 Fri Riverside Low-net: Don Mowry & Jim Han- 5/14 Sat Apollo Beach son, 73; Low-gross: Don Mowry & 5/16 Mon Bloomingdale Syl Amos, 96.FLIGHT #2: 1st : tied 5/18 Wed Summerfield @ 1 skin each – Trav Lansberry, 5/20 Fri Diamond Hill Jerry Stemas, Bob Layer and Dave 5/24 Tue Imperial Lakewoods Edwards. Low-net: Jerry Stemas, 73; 5/26 Thur Cypress Creek Low-gross: Jerry Stemas, 89. 5/27 Fri Riverside 5/28 Sat Freedom Fairways 3/25/2011: Buffalo Creek, h-Skins: 5/30 Mon Bloomingdale 1st :two way tie @ 2 skins each – Jim Hanson & Denny Wintersteen. LowReservations are required to net: Denny Wintersteen, 63; Low- play with the Hogans. gross: Tom Kirchen, 92. Contact ArtSwallow@aol.com 3/26/11: Apollo Beach, h-Skins: or visit hogans-golf.com. 1st :three-way tie @ 2 skins each – Woody Nelson, Melanie Higgins & Doug Seipelt. Low-net: Scotty McTavish, 65; Low-gross: Dave Britton, 81.

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Softball Club Completes Season with a Playoff Tournament

The Sun City Center Softball Club completed their Spring 2011 season on April 2, 2011. Upon completion of the regular season schedule, the top four teams (Roadrunners, Bunkers, Bambinos and Bearcats) competed in the season playoff tournament. In the first game of the playoffs, the Spring season’s number 1 team, the Roadrunners managed by Clyde Hancock, played the number 4 team, the Bambinos managed by Sam Thompson. The Bambino’s played a very close game, but the Roadrunner’s managed to

pull out a victory in extra innings. In the second game of the playoffs, the number 2 team, the Bunkers managed by Dan Donahue, played and defeated the number 3 team, the Bearcats managed by Doug Seipelt. In the championship game, the Roadrunners played and defeated the Bunkers by a score of 10 to 8 and were declared Club Champions for the Spring 2011 season. It was a great game and a great way to end a terrific season. Congratulations to Clyde Hancock and all the Roadrunners players

(Diane Barnes, Steve Carre, Chuck Ervin, Dom Finelli, Bob Griffith, Ron Leombruno, John Nelson, Don Neste, Dave Poland, Richard Schwindt, and Rod Tannenholz). Beginning April 5, 2011 and continuing throughout the Summer months, pickup games are played every Tuesday and Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. If you are a resident of either Sun City Center or Kings Point and are interested in playing softball, come and join us for batting and fielding practice on any Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. at the softball

field. The softball field is located behind Community Hall in the South Campus Sports & Activities Complex. The parking lot is off Weatherford Drive and adjacent to the tennis courts and horseshoe pits. Softball Club membership is open to men (55 and older) and women (50 and older) who are residents of either Sun City Center or Kings Point. If you have questions about the club, contact Walt Drugan at (813) 642-9135 or visit the Sun City Center Softball Club website a www. suncitycentersoftball.org for further details.

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Tennis Association Holds Mixed Doubles Tournament

SCC VOLLEYBALL TEAMS CONTINUE WINNING STREAK AT HILLSBOROUGH CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

For the past two years, two teams of eight to nine players each alternate against the four rotating teams at HCI. Each SCC teams plays once a month in the winter season. To date, the 50- to 85-year-old SCCers have beaten the generally much younger lady inmates 86 games to 41 games. According to Dave Kiefer, the club’s Prison Coordinator, “These ladies have noticeably improved in their teamwork and determination as well as skill level. They also learn good sportsmanship and to rise from defeat to try again.” The SCCers hope to continue their games at the facility if it doesn’t get shut down September 30, 2011.

The next Tennis Fun Day will be planned by the Tennis Association Board of Directors and held on Saturday, November 19 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Sports Complex Showcase. There will be a contest to see if any four doubles players can keep a ball in play for over 50 strokes. Entry fee will be 50 cents per player, with a prize of $50. For information about the 220- member club, contact President John Paulhus @ 634-7689.

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May 2011

CERT adds 28 graduates at Sun City Center

CERT graduates (from left): Jack Werkowitz, Jim Howley, Ron Heimburger, Neomi Durham, Al Alderman, Carol Howley, Kelly Emerson, Eileen Bishop, Margaret Kuss, Alan Blackwell, Dave Floyd, Mary Bramel, Ron Engles, Steve Ralston, Phyllis Brown, James Haney, Lynn Reitz, Manley Durham, Marilyn Safrian, David Harris, Doug Gatchell, Martin Hurwitz, Jim Smith. Not pictured: Ed Barnes, Sam Sudman, Ranjani Muralidharan, Sai Vankayala, Manasa Kanithi. Twenty-eight new members were added to the Sun City Center Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on graduation of its latest class on March 12. CERT is designed to complement fire and police organizations in disaster situations where professional, uniformed rescue and medical services are overwhelmed. The team is sponsored, trained, and equipped by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. The hands-on training included basic search and rescue, firefighting, triage, and emergency first aid. Additional sessions covered hazardous materials, terrorism, disaster psychology, and the national

incident command system. Ten new graduates live in Kings Point and 12 in Sun City Center. Others are from Riverview, Tampa, Wimauma, and St. Petersburg. The two-week class session was taught by Bill Barron, president of Sun City Center CERT, with assistance from vice president Dick Tattarelli.

With the addition of this latest class, SCC-CERT now boasts 176 active members; making it one of the largest Florida teams. CERT program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

Sun City Center CERT is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation; designed to support our local community. Members meet for refresher training at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Atrium Building’s Florida Room. Residents of Sun City Center and surrounding communities interested in joining or making a tax-deductible contribution to SCC CERT should contact Bill Barron (642-9079) or Dick Tattarelli (6349468) or by email to scccert@yahoo. com. The next training classes will be offered in Sun City Center during October 2011.

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MOVIES at the Rollins Theater May 2

“Made in Dagenham”

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Based on the true story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination and fought for equal pay. Actors: Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike.

May 16

No Movie (Rollins Theater not available)

May 30

No Movie - Memorial Day

The Monday Movies has added additional movies to the schedule for 2011. Please note the dates and times for movies as scheduling may vary because of scheduling conflicts in the Rollins Theater. Please come early as seating is LIMITED. These movies (except for “Oceans”) have English subtitles for the hearing impaired. Monday Movies are for Sun City Center Community Association members ONLY. A 2011 membership card must be presented for admission.

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May 23 “A Shine of Rainbows” 101 min. PG A truly inspiring story of one ordinary family’s extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell (Connie Nielsen) to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire’s reluctant husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) refuses to accept Tomás as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around-and within--us all. Actors: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell, Jack Gleeson, Tara Alice Scully.


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