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The News of June 2014 - ISSUE #71 official publication of the Community Association — Named Best Newsletter in Hillsborough County 2011

Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. 4th of July Breakfast Community Hall – 7 a.m.-noon Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. Lawn Concert Bandstand - 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Community Leaders’ Meetings are not scheduled in June, July or August. The next CO-AP meeting will be held on October 27. Agendas for monthly Board Meetings will be posted on Official Bulletin Boards the Friday before and on our website (suncitycenter. org – under “Association”). They will also be sent via “What’s New in the CA” email. Every Wednesday: Orientation for new members in the Board Room at 1 p.m..


Producing the Membership Directory is a year-long process. The 2014 edition was distributed in February. If you want changes to your listing for the 2015 edition, start submitting them now. You can fill out a form at the CA office or send an email to: membership@ Note: If you have a suggestion for this feature, send it to hodgespress@

July Issue delivered to your mailbox on June 28 On the Inside

Come to Community Hall to celebrate the 4th of July with your friends and neighbors.

SCC July 4 Breakfast Planning Continues

By Phyllis Hodges Let’s talk about Independence Day in Sun City Center. Although the day won’t end with fireworks here (as announced previously by the CA), you can still start the day off with a bang! The pancake breakfast on July 4  that was started a few years ago has turned into a REAL community happening. What better way to start celebrating the holiday than with friends!   The number of attendees  has been rising each year. Nearly 1,400 made their way to Community Hall last year, so naturally Joanne and Sam Sudman, organizers, are expecting more this year. They are planning for 1,500 and doing a phenomenal job rounding up volunteers (130 needed), buying supplies and ordering food. THEY STILL NEED WORKERS.  Jobs for 18 people are still vacant, mostly for the  6 – 9 a.m.  shift.  Volunteers to fill the empty slots must be able to stand or move about for three hours.


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The 2013 breakfast was held at Community Hall for the first time. It will be there again this year. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and service will continue until noon. Volunteers work one of two shifts (6 – 9 and 9 – noon) cooking, serving, clearing tables, cleaning up and taking care of the many tasks to make the morning go smoothly.  Contact the Sudmans at or 6333106 if you can help. You can specify your preference of job and shift; they will try to accommodate it.

By the way, we promised you a list of places around that will be hosting fireworks. At press time, it was still too early to get complete information. We suggest you go to for a listing after midJune. If we have the information in time for the July issue, it will be published.

Are We Ready? By John Bowker June marks the beginning of the annual “Hurricane Season” around here. It makes no difference that, since records were started in the late 19th century, there has never been a


City Center last year and damaged a dozen houses in town. It came with absolutely no warning. Each spring, the local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) assembles the key players who would have an essential role in

Sheriff ’s Office, and the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management, management services and The Federation of Kings Point and the Community Association of Sun City Center, each of the area CERT teams, the Emergency

Club Happenings...........................................10+ Crossword.......................................................... 17 CryptoQuote........................................................9 Entertainment Corner.......................................3 Golf.....................................................................22+ Lifestyles................................................................7 Meet your Neighbors........................................7 Military Affairs.................................................18+ Movies................................................................. 27 Newcomers...........................................................2 President’s Report..............................................3 Sports.................................................................21+

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Bill Barron, President, SCC CERT, led the discussions by each organization explaining their roles in the event of an emergency. sustained wind of 74 miles an hour come to Sun City Center (that is the legal definition of a “hurricane wind”). But, before we relax too much, let’s consider what a lesser wind might do to us, and even ponder what is meant by “sustained” in that definition. For instance, a category 3 tornado has much higher winds but only for a moment or two at any point on earth.  We can all remember the tornado that ripped through Sun

helping get things back to normal in town in the event of an emergency. The emphasis is on predictable disasters such as heavy storms, but each participant recognizes that any well laid plans can be dislodged by the unexpected.  It was therefore essential that each of the emergency managers hear about the capabilities of the others so that the right organizations can be brought to bear as needed. The meeting here on May 6 included representatives of the county


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Squad and Security Patrol, Kings Point Security office, local Amateur Radio Clubs, Samaritan Services, the Chamber of Commerce, and the National Weather Service in Ruskin. It was noted that in an emergency, the responsible authorities are the uniformed county personnel (sheriff, fire, rescue). If none of them is on scene, uniformed CERT personnel take charge.  All communications between these agencies are handled by the Amateur Radio operators. See Ready on page 6.


June Board Meeting to Address Date for a Referendum on a New Theater

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June 2014

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There will be a Board of Directors meeting on June 11 at 9 a.m. in the Rollins Theater. At this meeting, the Board will set a date for a vote on the issue of financing and building a new theater. A Board discussion and a vote on the proposed referendum dates will take place. This Board Meeting is open to all members of the Community Association. The Board expects that this Bill and Julie Moran, in the Village of Oingt, on an will be a well-attended meeting. Only AMAWaterways cruise through Provence, France. members of the Community Association may attend Board meetings. Please bring The NEWS of Sun City Center your CA identification card for admittance. A publication of the SCC Community Association —David Floyd Carolyn Harris-Brown and Rick Brown did the

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Western Caribbean on the MSC Divina out of Miami. The ports were Falmouth, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cozumel and Nassau. The picture of us was taken in Falmouth, Jamaica on a rafting tour on the Martha Brae River. The rafts were made by the local craftsmen.

NEWCOMERS April 2014

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

Last First Num Local street Hometown St Phone Habdas Thaddeus & Alice 1519 Allegheny Dr Caro MI 989-325-0503 Tannen Jeffrey 1006 Andover Cir Westbury NY Rubin Scott & Gladelmy 1004 Athens Wy Miami FL 305-788-7525 Christopherson William 1749 Atrium Dr Beloit WI Bowman Garry & Linda 1812 Atrium Dr Wapakoneta OH 419-296-4373 Huntington Peter & Mary 910 Augusta Dr Tully NY 315-263-5813 Matuzak Richard & Carol 1207 Beach Blvd Traverse City MI 810-348-8392 Bieber Daniel & Jean 1502 Blackstone Cir 507-884-9495 Lockridge Charles & Beverly 905 Bluewater Dr Traverse City MI 938-5746 Willis Sylvia 951 Cherry Hills Dr Newmarket NH 839-5189 Wright Mark & Sandra 1617 Cloister Dr Loves Park IL 779-348-5375 Maxedon Richard & Mary 1702 Cloister Dr Fairview Heights IL Yavorski Susan 1816 Columbine Pl Brevard NC Watson Paul 302 Cranston Pl Winston Salem NC 843-384-0302 Womble-Watson Suzanne 302 Cranston Pl Ft Myers FL 843-384-0302 Martinez Jeanette 1510 Danbury Dr San Juan PR 787-717-5919 Wassmer Siegfried 2018 Del Webb Blvd E Schorndorf Gr 480-249-3867 Wassmer-Elasser Karin 2018 Del Webb Blvd E Schorndorf Gr 480-249-3867 Rogers Katherine 2024 Del Webb Blvd E Tampa FL 812-6177 Forquer Garry & Teresa 1010 El Rancho Dr Burton WV 922-6473 Mithaug Dennis & Cathleen 1613 Emerald Dunes Dr Spokane WA 571-7939 Brown John & Judith 1644 Emerald Dunes Dr New Britain CT 645-8589 Guoan Kenneth & Rosemarie 605 Fox Hills Dr Corunna MI 989-721-5942 Kovacs Gabriel & Janice 1413 Fox Hills Dr Fenton MI 810-845-8428 Jessee Gill & Flo 1520 Hartwick Dr Maynardville TN 270-303-5924 Haberl Helmut & Wilma 2107 Meadowlark Ln Apollo Beach FL 922-6541 Kloosterman David & Nancy 712 Ojai Ave Kalamazoo MI 260-3414 Kloosterman James 712 Ojai Ave Kalamazoo MI 260-3414 Matteson Rick & Mickie 1903 Pebble Beach Bl S Brooklyn MI 517-795-9832 Matelski Ronald & Judith 2015 Pebble Beach Bl S Grayslake IL 812-6134 Topicz Anthony & Donna 502 Shea Pl Hamilton OH 513-668-5775 McComb Earl & Charlene 112 Silverbell Ct Ada OH 634-1453 Schmierer Dan & Linda 1311 Via Toscana Wy Macon GA 385-2523 Scetta Louis 1311 Warwick Ct New York NY 786-347-7894 Faneuff Richard & Susan 1010 Yellowbird Pl Toledo OH 331-3562

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Contributors: CA Board of Directors and Staff, Agnes Baker, John & Linda Bowker, Judy Schings, Judy Stimson, LeRoy Skinner Photographers: Phyllis Hodges, John Bowker, Judy Stimson CA Board Liaison: Howie Griffin Ombudsperson: Ilona Merritt Advertising: John Wolf - 813-938-8721 Publisher: SCC Community Association Monthly deadline:

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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 advertisement contents. The NEWS welcomes announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community. Statement of Purpose The Sun City Center Community Association serves the residents of Sun City Center by providing assistance for the elderly, assistance and essential services to tax exempt entities, and operates in lieu of a municipal govenment, thereby lessening the burdens of government (Hillsborough County, Florida).

June 2014

The News of Sun City Center

Volunteers needed

President’s Report

for July 4th breakfast PHOTO BY JUDY STIMSON

By Jane Keegan

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN T he c onst r uc t ion t rai le r was placed on the site of the new Information Center at the beginning of May. Over 1,400 linear feet of 8 foot high chain link fencing has been put in place. Only trees and shrubs in the way of construction have been removed. Additional landscaping will be installed after the construction is completed. Heavy equipment has been brought to the site. Earth moving has begun and progress has started on the Master Plan building projects. Please do not go onto the construction site as this is very dangerous. All fencing and signs are put up to keep you and your vehicle safe. Please obey the signs posted as they are for your safety and protection. FUTURE PROJECTS Now that we have had the ground breaking and construction is underway, we can turn our attention to future projects for our community. I have recently appointed four members from our community to t he L ong R ange Planning Implementation Committee—John Luper, Martha McTeague, Jim Rottman, and Roxann Seeley. My hope is that over the next few months this revitalized committee will meet and propose a plan for future projects. The Board will discuss this plan and make decisions on how to proceed to further improve our campus and the amenities for our members. CLUB POLICY CHANGE The Board has voted on a policy change regarding clubs. Starting with the 2015 club year, a majority of the CA sponsored club’s officers


must be members in good standing in the Community Association. The Board feels that CA sponsored Clubs must be managed by CA members. KIOSK Soon we will be able to offer our residents a unique Coffee, Tea, and Juice bar as well as healthy snacks. The refreshment kiosk will be in the south end of the Atrium close to the pool. When we have a definite date to open, we will be letting you know more—our hope is that the operation will begin in early June. CONSUMER AFFAIRS On the advice of legal counsel, the CA Board has determined that the Consumer Affairs Committee could no longer try to mediate issues between a homeowner and a contractor. Under recent Florida laws, the Committee cannot act as a moderator. If the CA got in the middle of a dispute, there is concern that the CA could become involved in a law suit. The CA still maintains the list of contractors who have current license and insurance requirements. C omments both positive and negative about contractors are available to our members. The Consumer Protection Agency is available through Hillsborough County and forms are available in the CA office. Investigators will continue to meet privately with residents at the CA office.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT Well, this season is over but fall is just around the corner. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up.  Enjoy your summer and be safe.  See you soon! Judy Schings,  813-642-2001 Sunday series shows  are Tribute to John Denver (November 16); Heralds of Harmony Holiday Show (plus The Liberty Voices) (December 7); Hotel California (Eagles Tribute) (January 18); A Valentine’s Date with Klassica (February 15); and Motown Magic (March 8).  Friday series  dance/shows are Rafael & Co. (November 7); The HubCaps (January 23); Rocky & the Rollers (February 27); and Orlando Transit Authority-A Chicago Tribute-with Rock this Town Band (March 13).  And, of course, the Showcase on Wednesday, January 28 (free to series customers).    Brochures will be mailed in late August.  Cost of each series per person:  $75.00.  Good news for you Opera buffs.  St. Petersburg Opera Co. will return.  Opera Idol 2 (November 23); Figaro, Figaro, Figaro: Preview to the Barber of Seville (January 25); and Opera Therapy: Exploring Characters that Really Need Help (March 15). AND Tony Pace, the Vegas entertainer from the January 2014 Showcase, will be here March 6, 2015, so hold the date.

Servers, kitchen helpers, bussers and coffee servers needed for shifts from 6-9 a.m. and 9 to noon. Only Servers, kitchenishelpers, and coffee servers needed requirement a smilebussers and being able to stay on for your feet forfrom three hours. Contact Joanne Sudman today, shifts 6-9 AM and 9-12. Only requirement is a smile and 633-3106, or email

being able to stay on your feet for three hours. Contact Joanne Sudman today, 633-3106 or email Addition to Policy V be voted on at the June 12, 2014 Board Meeting

V. CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS E. NATIONAL AND 501(c) ORGANIZATIONS 1. All current National and 501(c) Organizations that presently have CA Club status are grandfathered in as CA Clubs. They must comply with all club requirements noted in Policy Section V. 2. CA Club status will not be granted to National and 501(c) Organizations who are not presently CA Affiliated Clubs after July 1, 2014. Their use of CA Facilities will be governed as described in Policy VI. FACILITIES. 3. National and 501(c) Organizations who give up CA Affiliated Club status will not be reinstated as CA Affiliated Clubs. 4. National and 501(c) Organizations who are clubs must, unless their national charter forbids it, provide CA numbers for CA members. 5. National and 501(c) Organizations who are clubs may follow their charter when electing officers. The CA requests that at least one officer be a CA member in good standing.

Watch videos of the Board meetings on your computer. Go to, click on Association, then on Meeting Videos.


CLUB/ORGANIZATION AMOUNT APPLIED TO Aquasizers Club 269 Noodles for pool Audubon Society 200 Replacement Reserve Fund Lapidary Club $500 SCC Library $500 Hardship Fund Monday Movies $535 To offset License Fees Woman’s Club $1,000 SCC Library - Wall Street Journal The following clubs donated to FunFest: Scottish Rite Club $25 Stained Glass Club $100 Woman’s Club $83 Interfaith Social Action Council $3,000 SCC Library for large print books Community Foundation of Tampa Bay: Hadley A. and Helen Bryant $13,440 Installation of cement walls Hill Fund around Lawn Bowling Courts Hadley A. and Helen Bryant $7,000 Equipment for new Photo Club Hill Fund room/teaching lab Japanese Tour Group $200 Community Information Center



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June 2014

1509 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center • 813-633-2020 • FAX 813-633-6403 MARGARET “MARGE” CONNOLLY, Lic R.E. Broker • Excellence and Integrity

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RUSKIN This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located on the water. Cozy and comfortable lots of updating has been done since home was originally built in 1961. Dock available plus room to expand the house. 212 13th St. NW


159,900 176 N Spring Blvd.

CIMMARON model features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den or office situated on the golf course it also has a peek of the water. Very open floor plan with a great enclosed lanai for you relaxation as well as a spacious cooks delight kitchen. 941 Villeroy Greens Drive

TARPON SPRINGS Over a half acre of Vacant land located on Lake Tarpon. Very close to all the activity an easy walk to sponge docks etc. $


KINGSPOINT Mansard model is neat as a pin and ready for seasonal or year round occupancy. One bedroom 1.5 bath, nicely furnished and conveniently located to all amenities.

148,000 201 Kings Blvd. A-6


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176 N Spring Blvd ..............Vac ......$480,000 .................½ Acre Plus Tarpon Springs Wtrfrt 303 Cranston Pl ..................3/2 .......$269,900 ....................Custom 2500+ Sq Ft PENDING 1015 River Dr SW...............2/1 .......$250,000 ......... 1.29 Ac 1950 Home Near Manatee Rvr 347 Caloosa Palms ............3/2.5 ....$186,000 ......... St Croix 2 Story Overlooks Caloosa Glf 2001 Wedge Court .............2/2 .......$185,000 ............. Islander Caloosa Estates-Waterfront 507 Tuscanny Park Lp ........3/2 .......$179,900 .............Brandon Volume Ceilings PENDING 105 Kenley Way ..................2/2 .......$178,000 ......................Islander St Andrews PENDING 716 McCallister ...................3/3 .......$169,900 ............ Monticello 2 Story Beauty Glf Course 642 Masterpiece .................2/2 .......$160,000 ...................... Margate KP Condo PENDING 212 13th St NW ...................3/2 .......$159,000 ..........................WATER WATER Ruskin Inlet 2504 Runningbrooke Way ..2/2 .......$159,900 ................ Clairmont Scrn Porch Golf SUPER 1010 Augusta Dr.................3/2 .......$159,000 ......... Norfolk Swan Lake, Spacious & Grand 1103 Beach Blvd………….. 2/2 .......$155,000 .............. T-2 Swan Lake Recently Renovated 941 Villeroy Greens ............2/2 .......$148,000 .....................Cimarron Golf Course Wtr Peek 715 Thunderbird .................2/2 .......$119,900 ...................... DW37 UNIQUE Nice Features 2022 Acadia Greens ...........2/2 .......$114,900 .........................Halifax Split Bed, Lrg SOLD 1234 Fairway Grns .............2/2 .......$112,900 ....................... Halifax-2 Master Suites,SOLD 1810 Foxhunt ......................2/2 .......$57,600 ................Stuart Granit Counters, Tile Flooring 1903 Canterbury .................2/2 .......$55,000 .................. Windsor Completely Furn & SOLD 2243 Grenadier...................1/1.5 ....$48.000 .................York Adorable Lrg Utility Rm+ Lanai 201 Kings Blvd A-17 ..........2/2 .......$43,900 .............Mansard Lots of Updates CPVC Plum 201 Kings Blvd A-6 .............1/1.5 ....$32,900 ............ Mansrd Perfect 4 Yr Round/Snowbird 201 Kings Blvd A-23 ...........1/1.5 ....$29,000 ..............Mansard Kingspt Wtr Loca PENDING

Rentals Annual • Furnished

406A Flanborough ........... 1/1.5/1C ..........Close to Clubhse .......................................... $775 201 Kings A 6 ................. 1/1.5/1C ..........Neat as a Pin ................................................ $775 206 Andover D 80 ............ 2/2/1C .............Truly SHARP ................................................ $800



Kingspoint MONTICELLO model This 2 story home is 2100 + heated space and a delight with its 3 bedrooms ideal for an office or guests plus 3 baths. Located on golf with water view this also has a porch for your enjoyment. This is a steal of a deal. $ 716 McCallister Avenue 169,900

UNIQUE DW 37 model. This home is a nature lovers delight. Peanut plant front yard, large fenced yard in the rear with mulch beds for planting ideal for pet lovers as there are 2 doggie doors. Hot tub on the patio for your relaxation. Metal roof 2012, 5 Burner propane stove as well as water heater. Lots to discover. $ 715 Thunderbird Ave. 119,900

Rentals Annual • Furnished

305 Kings F 140 ............. 2/2/1C .............Quite Nice..................................................... $850 202 Bedford C 57 ............ 2/2/1C .............New Kitchen ................................................. $850 617 La Jolla ..................... 2/1/2C .............Summer Only ............................................... $850 1715 Atrium Dr ................ 2/2/1C .............Open, Llite n Airy.......................................... $875 307 Knottwood................. 2/2/1C .............Knolls-Private Pool ....................................... $875 1903 Canterbury B3 ........ 2/2/1C .............On Golf / Sharp ............................................ $895 2208 Greenwich .............. 2/2/1C .............Xpand Windsor ............................................. $895 901 La Jolla Ave .............. 2/2/1C .............Walk to Pool ................................................. $950 1903 Bosky Ct ................. 2/2/1.5G ..........Complete Comfort ........................................ $975 660 Allegheny .................. 2/2/2G .............Park Setting ................................................ $1000 1303 Beach Blvd ............. 2/2/1C .............WATER ( July) ............................................ $1050 2022 Del Webb W ............ 2/2/2G .............Water w Scrn Porch.................................... $1100 2012 Heathfield Dr........... 2/2/1C .............WATERFRONT........................................... $1150 2016 Hullhouse................ 2/2/1C .............Sharp Brentwood ....................................... $1150 1805 Bentwood................ 2/2/2G .............Twintree ...................................................... $1200 2304 Lancaster ................ 2/2/2G .............Spacious Augusta ...................................... $1200 2116 Acadia Grns............ 2/2/2G .............Nearly New ................................................. $1350 101 Silverbell ................... 2/2/2G .............June-Aug WTR Twin ................................... $1350 912 Kings Blvd................. 2/2/2G .............Sgl Fam Summer........................................ $1500 2248 Preservation Grn .... 3/2/2G .............Spacious / Lovely ....................................... $1525

Rentals • Unfurnished

406 Bloom Ct ................... 1/1/C ...............Private Pool .................................................. $795 1903 Bosky Ct ................. 2/2/1.5G ..........SPOTLESS .................................................. $975 2125 Meadowlark ............ 2/2/2G .............Enclosed Lanai-Patio ................................. $1100 2171 Acadia Grns............ 2/2/2G .............South Club.................................................. $1200 735 Ojai Ave .................. 2/2/2G .............PET OK / FENCED .................................... $1200 2007 Meadowlark ............ 2/2/2G .............Twintree GOLF ........................................... $1300


June 2014

The News of Sun City Center

“User Friendly” is Goal for SCC Library

freeing space for more materials and better organization, also includes modernizing and enlarging the restrooms. The added storage space is badly needed since materials are collected all year for the annual book sale in February. Elaine said they appreciate all the donations they receive. They add newer materials in good condition to the library’s collection and sell the others to raise funds for new materials. Because the new construction is in a separate building, there will be minimal disruption to library operations. Elaine and her staff want to assure residents that the library will be open most of the time except for a few short periods.

The support of residents and clubs in Sun City Center is what helps our library to do all of the wonderful things we do. In April the GFWC Woman’s Club of Sun City Center donated money to renew our subscription to The Wall Street Journal. We are very grateful to the Woman’s Club for their continued support of the library. Newer residents of Sun City Center may not realize that we can thank the Woman’s Club for establishing our library in 1963 when charter member Erma Krauch donated 500 books to start the library. The Woman’s Club has continued to support the library through the years and we deeply appreciate it. The Lapidary Club’s recent donation of $500 to the library will


By Phyllis Hodges SCC Library Administrator Elaine Birkinshaw is all smiles when talking about the additional space that is becoming available as part of the Community Association’s building program. There was an expansion to the library in the past and there has been talk about enlarging it further for some time. Elaine says she was happy to hear that when she stepped into the administrator role 2-1/2 years ago. “Organizing materials in an efficient, user-friendly manner is a constant challenge,” she said. “Also, we have very limited seating and it is sometimes difficult to accommodate members who come in to read, research and work on computers. Someone is nearly always on the two library computers, especially in the morning since the Computer Club does not open until 12:30 p.m. Since we have WiFi, more people are coming in to work on their own computers and tablets.” The expansion is actually a separate wing that will be accessed through a walkway from the current library lobby. The annex will house a spacious reading/work area as well as storage space and the library computers, which will be located in a glassed in section of the new space. Elaine said that would be a great improvement since sounds from computer assistance sessions will not disturb the readers and those working on their personal devices. Book clubs will also be able to gather in the main reading/work area. Renovation of the current library building, in addition to

What’s New at the Library?

The section of the SCC Library now used by patrons for reading, researching and computer usage has limited seating and shelving for books, magazines, etc. Moving that area to the annex will free up space for better organization of materials, as well as new restrooms. Shown L-R are Sue and Ray Powers, John Revill, Bernie Hass.

Proposed Library Annex Floor Plan


be well used to enhance our budget for library materials. We thank them for their support! Our subscription to Barron’s was also renewed last month thanks to the generosity of resident Joye Gasser. Thank you Joye! Looking for a new thriller series? Try one of British writer Adrian Magson’s Harry Tate novels, beginning with Red Station. Harry Tate is an MI5 agent whose last mission brought too much attention to an agency that values its secrecy. His bosses give him a one-way ticket to a never-land station where he is about to deal with some nasty Russians. Harry does not go easily into oblivion, as he uncovers a toplevel government conspiracy. Other titles in the series are Deception, Retribution and Execution. Douglas Preston’s new book The Kraken Project is a story of artificial intelligence gone wrong. When a test program, named Dorothy, goes awry and kills seven scientists, the program disappears into the Internet where her experiences with human nature modify her programming. Will Dorothy use her intelligence to help humans, or to wipe them out? It is up to Wyman Ford to track Dorothy down before she falls into the wrong hands. Happy Reading! Elaine Birkinshaw

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Ready from page 1. Residents should ask themselves how long they could survive without electricity. Consider Florida’s heat in the middle of summer, or how about the operation of needed medical equipment?  What kind of stock should each home have?  The county recommends at least a 72-hour supply of water and food and other supplies that may be unique to each home.  There are more specific things we should each do at the website htm. Please note:  following a big storm, it is likely that family members from “up north” will want to come into Sun City Center to be sure grandma and grandpa are okay.  PLEASE warn your friends

and family that the community may be closed to any non-resident until all major damage has been cleared away and the visitor has been vetted by the county.

June 2014

Security Patrol Names May Volunteers of the Month

Dan Noah, left, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service talks with CERT Director Jim Frasier, host of the 2014 Sun City Center Disaster Council Meeting. Noah’s presentation highlighted the various damaging  storms that can occur during the Hurricane Season.


Joanne and Sam Sudman

TO CHOOSE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, PLEASE SEE: Can you report Illegal Activity of Unlicensed Contractors? Anyone can report unlicensed contracting in Hillsborough County by using the online form at or emailing to You can remain anonymous. The Contractor Licensing Section ensures that construction activities are performed by fully qualified and licensed contractors. Code Compliance staff will investigate and take appropriate action against any reported unlicensed activity. Staff is available for public outreach and community events. Code Compliance, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, 19th Floor P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601 813-635-7313 • Fax 813-635-7368 Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sam and Joanne Sudman and Donald and Marlene Fredrick have been named Volunteers of the Month for May by the Sun City Center Security Patrol. Some people asked to join the Patrol might protest they don’t have time. The Sudmans and the Fredricks handle busy schedules with grace. For one thing, Sam serves on the Community Association board. Joanne also has a list of activities that can fill each day, such as organizing a pancake breakfast to raise money for the Sun City Center July 4 fireworks.

How do they fit everything in? “We just do it,” Sam says. “It’s only three hours a month. Whatever volunteer effort we’re involved in, it just seems to fit in our schedule.” The Sudmans have served on the Patrol for eight years. It was one of the first groups they joined after moving here. They are currently deputy captains of Team 29, and have been acting captains. Their advice to any Patrol newbies is simple. “Be flexible,” they counsel. “Be open-minded when you’re driving around.”

Patrol Orientation Class


Donald and Marlene Fredrick

Front Row L-R: Mary Jane Bridges, Phil McGee, Karol McGee and Ray Kelly.​ Back Row L-R: Martha Finley (instructor)​, Judy Pelchat, Richard Pelchat, Carolyn Clark and Albert Clark. On May 16 the Security Patrol held another of its weekly orientation classes for volunteers who want to join the Patrol. The classes consist of driver training and dispatch training. Volunteers learn both and can decide which it is they prefer when they become members of the Patrol. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Patrol, feel free to stop in for a cup of coffee, or call the office at 642-2020.

“This community works very well with volunteers,” Donald Fredrick states. “The Patrol is a great service.” Donald and Marlene have been members of the Patrol since 2003. They learned about the Patrol at a newcomers meeting, and decided it was a worthwhile and interesting organization. But nobody needed to explain living in Florida to them. They had

resided in Brandon since 1962, Donald working as a civil engineer and Marlene as an alternative education teacher. In addition to driving for Patrol Team 21, Frederick volunteers with the AARP tax service, helping people file their returns. Marlene is on the district council of the Council of Catholic Women, a role that demands considerable time.

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By Phyllis Hodges As is the case for many of the SCC groups, someone has recognized the need to pull together people with a similar interest. Gary Marchman and Norm Francis decided to fill one need in 2011 by starting the Sun City Center Sports Car Club. Camaraderie is the order For Gary and Polly Marchman, their 2006 of the day as members bond Corvette and getting together with friends during their time together, and fellow car enthusiasts is a passion for whether it’s oohing and aahing them; they are also self-described “fitness over a fellow member’s car or freaks.” You can find them at the SCC Fitness sharing a meal while traveling.   Center most days of the week. Monthly gatherings, communications and keeps the which are mystery cruises, are member list. organized by members who volunteer Currently, there are 52 cars to be “cruise master” that month. The policy is that if no one steps forward, represented in the group of 100. The there is no trip. It is notable that they majority are Corvettes, with ages haven’t missed one month since the ranging from brand new (three are club was formed. “It’s more about the 2014s) to Wayne and Dee Sheffield’s journey than the destination,” Gary 1958. Theirs is the oldest car in the says. Most of the excursions are day club. The 1964 Studebaker Avanti trips to such places as Solomon’s owned by Jim and Kathleen Kistler Castle in Ona and Dakin Dairy stands out among the two-seat Farms in Myakka City.  A cruise Corvettes, Porsches, BMWs, etc. Jim master will occasionally schedule a says the Avanti is the only sports car two-day trip; a recent trip took them Studebaker built; only 4,647 were produced. to Kennedy Space Center. The club’s normal gathering Since 2011 when Gary helped place on the third Thursday morning found the club, he has assumed the each month is the N. Pebble Beach primary leadership role. He doesn’t parking lot. Since that’s not open right call himself president, however. He says it’s an informal group of now, the colorful group assembles gregarious people who are passionate in other parking lots around town. about their sports cars—and like to When the gorgeous little cars get have fun. There are no official officers together, it’s truly a sight to behold. and no dues. Pat Girgenti helps with

By Agnes Baker Bill and wife Peggy are from Ohio. After 33 years with AT&T, Sun City Center was chosen as their retirement home and they have been residents since 1998. There are many samples of his handiwork throughout the home, such as a full scale Grandfather clock or the refinished caned bottom chair … but today we are talking “eggs.” Of note is that this very talented man decided in 2006  to   learn the art of  sculpturing eggs of all sizes. He learned; WOW—Did he learn!! A master “whittler,” the extent that his technique is obvious as you view the intricate designs on display.   The details are such that the intent of his labor to forge a particular design is readily recognizable,  no matter the size of the egg—ostrich, emu, chicken. At second glance, you are left to ponder the dexterity and imagination; the creativity, the thought behind each carving (did I say ‘whittling?’). Imagine this: The emu shell has three layers of different colors - very dark green or black outer layer; teal middle layer; white inner. By controlling the deepness of his cut, he achieves the images of shadows and depth. His collection also includes artfully decorated eggs, one of which was chosen to represent Florida at a White House event with First Lady Laura Bush. Additionally, the World Egg Artists Association, a “closed” group, opens its doors by invitation only.  Our guy is one of fewer than 500 members.

Bill and Peggy Johnson


One of Bill’s intricately sculpted large eggs. Bill is truly a Master “whittler” —I love that word! Some might call him a genius with his hands. Aside from a wonderful visit inside the Johnson home to view these treasures firsthand and to meet these really good neighbors, you could, and should, visit their website at:


The Sun City Center Sports Car Club gathers monthly for mystery cruises, usually to out-of-the-way places members may not seek out themselves.

Bill and Peggy Johnson


Sporty Rides; Nifty Friendships


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Can you identify the many famous people carved on these eggs?

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Jim and Kathleen Kistler’s 1964 Studebaker Avanti is one of the club’s few four-seaters.

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2nd Annual Quack-tacular Lucky Duck Day a Big Success

The Campaign Against Human Trafficking has just completed its second annual successful “Quack-tacular Lucky Duck Day” fundraiser that was held on Sat., April 12, in the SCC Atrium outdoor pool. The event was a huge success! Hundreds of people came for the entertainment. The Front Porch Pickers entertained with their wonderful music and the Swim Dancers presented a beautiful synchronized water show. Lucky Duck danced with supporters in the audience. The Diamondettes and the SCC softball league served a delicious lunch of chicken salad on a croissant and BBQ hamburgers. At 2 p.m. the Campaign Against Human Trafficking had their “Duck Pluck.” One of the Swim Dancers was blindfolded and picked prize winners. The excitement of the day was the five monetary prize winners. The grand prize winner of $250 was Anne Wiens; second prize of $100 was Brenda Perkins; the 3rd prize winner was Eva Summerfield; 4th prize of $50 was Joanne Baskinger; and 5th prize winner was Joe Gast. The prize money was donated by sponsors and friends. Also, many more donated prizes were chosen by our blindfolded swimmer. The “Quack-tacular Lucky Duck“ Day thanks our sponsors for their financial support. The sponsors were Donald B. Linsky & Assoc., P.A; Champion Self-Storage-Wimauma & Ruskin; Barbara & Bruce Kanoza; Mark Rossmiler-State Farm Insurance Companies; Diane Ladzinski, Century 21 Beggins; Nancy DeWilde; Shell Crafters; Charlotte Clark – American Momentum Bank; Sarah & Dick Hardy; Anonymous; Barbara Gaines – Century 21 Beggins; Lapidary Club; and Beth Israel Sisterhood. Who else can we thank? The Diamondettes and the SCC Softball League presented the Campaign Against Human Trafficking with a generous check for $750. The Shell Crafters presented the Campaign with a check for $1,250. Also, we thank the Front Porch Pickers, the Swim Dancers and all the other volunteers who made our second annual “Quack-tacular Lucky Duck Day” a success! Some of the money raised will go to Bridging Freedom, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Laura Hamilton, founder of Bridging Freedom, is raising money to purchase land to build a home for girls in the Tampa area that are being rescued from the Human Trafficking network. There are only three such homes in the entire United States – Washington, DC, TX, and GA. Where are the “Lucky Ducks” now? All 4,000 yellow rubber ducks are stacked numerically in 40 racks of 100 ducks per rack waiting for our Quack-tacular Lucky Duck annual event next year. Champion Self Storage has donated the Campaign Against Human Trafficking an airconditioned space for the ducks. Thank you SCC and Kings Point for your support for the cause: Bridging Freedom. The Quack-tacular Lucky Duck Day was a success.

L-R Sally Dittman, Sarah Hardy and Sheila Rooney. Sheila Rooney from Shell Crafters presented a check for $1,250 to Campaign Against Human Trafficking.

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Emergency Squad Gains a Few New Volunteers

The Emergency Squad is pleased to announce five new Emergency Medical Responders from our April class. L-R Asst. Chief Personnel Toria Smith, John Crouch, Kent Marchuk, Ryan Christopher, Chris Mann and Asst. Chief of Education Elaine Shaefer. Not pictured: Patsy Monk. —Robin Watt

The Emergency Squad welcomes its newest dispatchers to the Squad family. L-R: Kathy Panzner; Karen Crippen, squad dispatch manager; Linda Bedrin; Anita Marie Abbe; Shay Gomez; Mike Brannon; Lillian Stone and Linda Conklin, dispatch class trainer.

June 2014

Community Church College Fall 2014 Tours

CCC Tour Leaders for Fall Semester The Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Florida announces the Fall 2014 Trips and Tours. Come join us to learn and be entertained. ·  October 17  – TOWLES COURT ARTS DISTRICT – Sarasota ·  October 25 - MT. DORA CRAFT FAIR – Mt. Dora ·  October 31  – TOUR OF ASOLO THEATRE–Sarasota ·  November 1  - “MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET” - EARLY BIRD DINNER THEATRE”  - Clearwater ·  November 14  – DALI MUSEUM – “PICASSO” EXHIBIT –St Petersburg ·  November 22 - “VEGAS AND THE RAT PACK” FLORIDA ORCHESTRA – Mahaffey Theatre - St. Petersburg ·  December 4 - CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK - Winter Park Trips will be available for booking at Fall Registration on  Sept. 24; it is not necessary to contact the college until registration. Full details will be available in the catalog and online around Labor Day.  So mark your calendars now!

New Office Manager for CCC

Emergency Squad is Looking For Everyday Heroes Wanted: EVERYDAY HEROES. Everyday, Emergency Squad volunteers give their time to the community to assist local seniors during their time of need. Whether it’s an emergency call or a    daytime transport    from the hospital, volunteers provide more than the Basic Life Support skills they’ve learned – they provide comfort, reassurance and a hand to hold when someone most needs it. If you’d like to learn more about being an everyday hero, contact the SCC Emergency Squad. We are always looking for new volunteers. You do not need to have a healthcare education or career; training is provided for all our positions.  Interested? Call Toria Smith at 6331411. —Robin Watt

Larry Piechoski Come meet the new office manager, Larry Piechoski, at the Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, FL. You can look forward to a warm greeting whenever you see him around the college. Larry was a management executive prior to his retirement in 2013. Not ready to be a retiree, he joined the college staff early this year. You can also see him every Sunday morning, singing in our church choir. He is very busy preparing the college catalog for the Fall Semester, which begins on 10-13-2014  for six weeks. Mark your calendars for Registration Day on 9-24-2014 and look for the fall catalog around Labor Day and online at w w w. 4 l i fel e ar n i ng . org . Pl e as e c a l l t he college with any questions at 634-8607.

June 2014



C. A. R. E.

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Kory Kory is a young terrier pup that was found with his sister Asia. Kory has a handsome brindle coat with white accents. He would do best in an active home with a fenced yard. Kory is one lucky pup to be staying temporarily at C.A.R.E. Kory, however, will need to be taught his basic commands. As part of his adoption, Kory will be neutered, micro chipped and current on his vaccinations. DOB: December 2, 2013. C.A.R.E. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tues. - Sat. For directions visit www. or call 645-2273. C.A.R.E. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization (59-3678003) registered with the FL Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, No. CH14526. The shelter is funded solely through donations, adoptions, spay/neuter fees, fundraisers, and small grants. Otis Otis is a grey and white male domestic medium hair. There isn’t a volunteer who can pass by his bed without saying hello to this cute boy. He is a very expressive and attractive adult cat. Otis is looking for a real forever home. Otis has been neutered, micro chipped and brought current on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2009.

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Dance Clubs

June 2014

Academy of Ballroom Dance Club

On Saturday, June 7, at Community Hall Dance is from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Night Club Two-Step lesson is at 6:30 p.m. Lesson and Music by Bernice Dubro Members - free; Guests $6/person includes lesson Dressy casual attire, BYOB Everyone Welcome; Singles tables available. For more information, call Jean Kostka at 6341235 or Charlie Brown at 642-9817

MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of “Rudy Rosa” at its monthly dance on Thursday, June 26, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow Dances is Dressy Casual. Members are FREE, and Visitors/Guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. Please BYOB and snacks, and the Club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins. The Moonglow 2014 schedule of year-round monthly dances has a great lineup of talented Entertainers booked for your dancing and/or listening to live music. Visitors are always welcome, so why not get your friends & neighbors to join you at a Moonglow Dance? If you think that you can’t ballroom dance, remember that we are not “Dancing With the Stars.” We each do what our bodies allow us to do in time to the music.  For more information  call 633-1297 OR 633-6453, or if you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact —Gail Bouverat

Oldies But Goodies Dance Club Sunday - June 8 Community Hall Dancing 7– 10 p.m. Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s provided by “Tony & Trish” Cost is $5 per person, Club Members Free BYOB and snacks For more info, email Sandi: Everyone is welcome!

Dance Classes in June 2014

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES Sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium. Open to all Sun City Center CA and Kings Point residents. Couples and singles welcome. $5 per class. For information, call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 or email at TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES (June 3,10,17,24) Beginning - Swing 5:30 p.m. Intermediate - Cha Cha 6:45 p.m. Intermediate - Bolero 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAY CLASSES (June 4,11,18,25) Beginning - Fox Trot 12:45 p.m. Intermediate -Rumba 2 p.m. Intermediate - Silver Waltz 3:15 p.m.

Square Dance Club Shuts Down for Summer

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Every Sunday afternoon from 2 – 3:30 p.m. the Dance Studio in the Atrium complex in SCC is open for those who want to hone their dance skills. This is not a lesson, just time to practice with some good music. The session is sponsored by the SCC Dance Club, is open to all members of the Community Association and residents of Kings Point. —Frank Carl

Because of circumstances beyond our control, the SCC Swingers Square Dance Club will not dance the months of June, July, August and September 2014. Our next dance will be Friday Night, October 3, 2014. Stay tuned for further announcements. For information, call Veanna at 941-776-0477 or Geri at 633-9742 or see our website at floridasquaredance. com/suncitycenter/index. Dick Schultz

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Fire Fighter Lunch with the Men’s Club of Sun City Center

Art Smith, Men’s Club v.p. programs; Gary Baker, Men’s Club president; and Station #28 personnel


At the Men’s Club meeting on April 16, the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station # 28 personnel visited the Club. Prior to lunch firefighters Ronnie Rivera and Chip Shields provided information on the inner workings of Station #28. It was interesting to learn about the different department specialty teams and their responsibilities.   On two occasions the station personnel left the meeting in response to emergency calls. Lunch break or not, the station personnel responds when called. Talk about great customer service. In addition to Station # 28 personnel, the new Emergency Squad Chief,

L-R Art Smith, Men’s Club v.p. programs; Gary Baker, Men’s Club president; Firemen Ronnie Rivera and Chip Shields.

PAC Donates to American Cancer Society

Dennis Floto, was introduced to the members. Following the Chief ’s brief talk, Banquet Masters served a buffet lunch. The next general meeting is June 18 at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall. Watch for your reservation email after June 1. A reservation is required to ensure seat availability and sufficient food for all members. Visit to see present and past newsletters and to keep current on Club happenings. Gary Bowman has two more baseball game trips planned. —John Armstrong

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Performing Arts Company President Ellen Kleinschmidt (left) presents a check in the amount of $2,275 to The American Cancer Society during a mini Relay for Life event held at the SCC Chamber on May 3. Accepting the check are Dana Dittmar (center), executive director of the SCC Chamber of Commerce and Mallory McClean (right) of the American Cancer Society 3. The money was raised during The Performing Arts Club’s recent run of the musical “Valentine’s on Route 66” through ticket sales, patron donations and sales of official Valentine’s Diner coffee cups. There are still coffee cups available and proceeds will continue to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please call 789-8271 to order.

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June 2014


Audubon Club Announced 2014-15 Officers

(GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE NEW OPERATING SYSTEM) Your choice of JUNE 14 or JUNE 21 9 a.m.– noon in the Computer Club Classroom Tuition $10 (members) $15 (non members) payable upon registration PRE-REGISTER IN CLASSROOM 12:30-5 p.m., PHOTO BY MELANIE HIGGINS


From left: Denise Rosen, vice president; Linda Floyd, president; Claudia Tennison, secretary; Jack Veinott, treasurer. The Sun City Center Audubon Club recently announced its officers for the 2014-2015 year. The club meets on the first Saturday of the month, November through April. If you enjoy birds and other wildlife, join us for interesting programs and field trips. Guests are welcome at all meetings. If you would like to sign up for  field trips, the membership fee is $10 annually. The first fall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014, in the Florida Room. For information about the club, please call Linda at 313-0859.

The Computer Club Lab in the Atrium Building is still in operation, fully functional and staffed to assist you. Open daily except Sunday, 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Aquasizers Club Board Members

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Front row-Cricket Fraser, president; Pam Zion, vice president. Standing: Anne McGervey, sunshine; Sue Baker, secretary; Michele Rittberg, treasurer; Barb Pitt, sunshine/social. Exercise Classes in the water deep water, 9-10 a.m. Monday through Friday; Shallow Water Classes, 10-11 a.m. Monday- Saturday. Dues Only $10 per year. Monthly luncheons for socialization. Call 419-4013 for information. —Pat Jones

Ceramic Club

The Sun City Center Ceramic Club believes that it is not too early to shop for Christmas. With this in mind, the Ceramic Club will hold a “CHRISTMAS IN JUNE” sale for the whole month of June. You will be able to choose from a variety of holiday pieces and special order items. The shop, located behind the Lawn Bowling greens, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 642-2040.

Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners proclaimed March 2014 as Irish-American Heritage month. Accepting the proclamation, on behalf of the Irish-American community, is James J. Harkins IV, president, Hillsborough Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians in America. Also pictured above are other Sun City Center residents who are officers in this organization (right to left): Joan Sullivan; Elizabeth DiLacqua; James Sullivan; Brigit Guariano; Kate Palardis; President Coleen Walker, Hillsborough County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America; and, President James J. Harkins IV, Hillsborough County Ancient Order of Hibernians in America. The AOH is America’s oldest civil rights organization, born in the anti-immigrant turbulence in early 19th century America


The Sun City Center Audubon Club birders’ workshop at C ommunity Hall attracted 65 budding birding enthusiasts who wanted to be  more successful birders.  The presenter, Ray Webb, is a recognized expert birder who lives in Sun City Center. He has done workshops for the Tampa Audubon Society, as well as presentations to our local Audubon Club. The information was helpful and covered a number of topics, such as how to get started in birding, how to  recognize a particular bird, and how to use field guides. Ray shared ideas about purchasing binoculars and using them on birding trips. Thos e attending le ar ne d that they can begin in their own backyards and neighborhoods. Also, since this is a hobby, no one should be discouraged. Practice helps to develop the skills needed to identify birds, and the rewards are gratifying.


Audubon Club Held a Birders’ Workshop

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L-R Donna & June Wallace, Mary Culliton, vice regent.

Peripheral Neuropathy Resource Meeting

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at SUN TOWERS, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr.,  Sun City Center sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Our speaker this month will be: Rohn Harmer, author of the two books on health, including a book entitled Trigeminal Neuralgia, A New Approach to Getting Well Again, co-authored with Dr. Boyce Berkel, MD, PhD.  Mr. Harmer worked for 33 years as design and development engineer for an international manufacturing company.  He retired as divisional vice president of Worldwide Equipment Manufacturing Purchasing.  He has a BS degree in mechanical engineering, an MS degree in thermodynamics, and an MS from the Sloan School of MIT (Cambridge, MA).  In 1999, he founded a support group in the Greater Tampa Bay Area to help patients and their caregivers.   COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE.  For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 634-3347 at Sun Towers or Harry Benter of the Men’s Club at 625-5328.


Artist of the Month

The Art Club in Sun City Center is happy to announce that Brenda Levy will be June 2014’s Artist of the month. Brenda was the exhibitor for the Art Club’s Gallery for the month of May. The open house for Brenda on May 7 had a great turnout, and as a result of the wonderful exhibit, Brenda was able to sell ten pieces of her pencil art. This was a record for a gallery exhibit. As a result of the Gallery exhibit, Brenda was asked to share her artwork with the Sun City Center community. Ms. Levy will display her artwork at the following locations: Wells Fargo Advisors, 1710 Rickenbacker Dr SCC Library SCC Information Center LaBeautique Style Salon, 1649 SCC Plaza, Suite 102 American Bank, 131 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC Art Club’s window. —Mel Solochek


June Wallace, facilitator of Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking, presented a program for  the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR in Sun City Center at their April meeting. June was assisted by her daughter Donna. It was a very disturbing and enlightening program which opened our eyes to the problem of human trafficking here in the Tampa Bay Area. An interesting statistic was that 83% of sex trafficking victims are US citizens. —Jo Prater

June 2014 Sun City Center Art Gallery

One Man Show by Gary Gicking June will bring a new member to the Sun City Center Art Club, Gary Gicking. Gary joined the Art Club just a couple of months ago and is venturing to show his artistic talents. His open house will be Wednesday, June 5, and the show will run through June 26. The opening and the gallery is free to the public for viewing. Hours for the Open House are June 5, Wednesday, from 1-3 p.m., and the gallery is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon, and whenever a class is in session. Gary and his wife Donna moved to Sun City Center from St. Petersburg, Florida about a year ago. Gary, who is originally from Pennsylvania, has always loved drawing and painting and has been painting off and on since he was a teenager. He has had commercial and fine art classes but has enjoyed experimenting and trying different ideas and methods. He feels there is always more to learn and gain experience as he becomes a better artist. While he has used water color and acrylics, he prefers oil on canvas because of the range of texture and the depth of color which can be obtained. He doesn’t try to project any significant point of view, but simply enjoys painting for the sake of painting. Although there is a great amount of construction in the area, the club had an excellent turn out for Brenda Levy’s open house in May. People supported her very well by the great turnout. Please welcome Gary to the Sun City Center Art Club with another great crowd. Free snacks and drinks will be served along with a great show of artwork. —Mel Solochek


June 2014

Roy Harper, local barber, is shown with SCC Men’s Club project chairman Lyle Watson receiving one of these receptacles for his business. The SCC Men’s Club, in conjunction with the Sertoma Florida Speech and Hearing Foundation, is providing receptacles throughout the Greater Sun City area to collect previously used hearing aids or devices for recycling. Sertoma provides the means of refurbishing these aids for distribution primarily to children who cannot otherwise afford to purchase them. Thus far the following businesses have agreed to accommodate the receptacles: Sun Towers Retirement SCC Chamber Commerce Hillsborough Hearing Aid Center United Community Church Boggs Jewelry Kings Point Club House Walgreens Publix Market SCC Funeral Home SCC Emergency Squad Redeemer Lutheran Church Sandpiper Golf Sandpiper Restaurant Aston Gardens Independent Living Aston Gardens North St. Andrews Presbyterian  Church Freedom Plaza Caloosa Golf Course South Shore Physicians Group Roy’s Barbershop/Karen’s Style Salon All residents, including associated families, are encouraged to utilize these depositories for their no longer used hearing devices. These most probably would be thrown away, but now can be recycled and put to good use primarily for children.  Lyle Watson can be reached on 6339096 if you wish to obtain a receptacle or have any questions. —Ron Pelton

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June 2014


Sun City Center Photo Club Meets Tuesday, June 10

The Sun City C enter Photo Club is holding its second full photo competition o n Tu e s d a y, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. This is a great opportunity for community members to view digital and print photographs taken by our talented photographers. Media show “shorts”, created by our photographers, will also be shown. At 6:30 p.m., we will begin with our media shows on a wide-range of topics. This is followed by a short business meeting with the judging of print and digital photographs begins immediately following.   Community members and guests are welcome to attend For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2014 year remain at $20 per person or $30 per household couple and provide access to club activities, competitions and classes as well as the photo lab with computers, scanners and large format printers.

Duplicate Bridge SWISS TEAM GAME

The Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association will be hosting an ACBL STac (Sectional Tournament at club) Swiss Team game on June 29 at the Horizon Room. Game begins at 1 p.m. so plan to arrive at 12:30. Sign up sheets are available in the Horizon Room. EasyBridge! continues on Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. with the EasyBridge! 3 series. For information please contact Kathy at 480-3368. All SCC Duplicate bridge games will continue during the construction period. It is suggested that you car pool or golf cart pool when possible. For assistance getting from your vehicle to the Horizon or Caper rooms please call 642-2050 and a golf cart will be available to transport you. For more information on the SCC Duplicate Bridge Association please visit —Marianne Strehar

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Join us for various metaphysical presentations and events that deal with the exploration of reality and how this knowledge may benefit human life on earth, both individually and collectively - a spiritual philosophy of life.  Board Meeting – Tuesday – June   3 – 12:30 p.m.  Meeting is open to Metaphysical Society members.  For info and location call Vicky at 398-7033. Presentations – Wednesdays – 10 a.m. June  4  in Room 3, SCC Community Hall, South Campus.  “Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),”  with Member Speaker Katarina Vanholte, CHT, Regressionist.  Katarina will speak on and demonstrate this remarkable and relatively new healing method of tapping on acupuncture points to alleviate one’s everyday issues and pain that cause disruption to our energy system.  Open to SCC members and their guests, and reciprocal communities.  Love offering to benefit the Society.  June 11  in the Rose Room, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC.  “Cosmic Creation, A Cosmic Surfer,” with Shamanic Practitioner and Spiritual Teacher Jeremy E. McDonald.  He says the beginning of all Cocreation starts with us, and asks if we ever find ourself looking at life and wondering why people do not listen … do we feel like we are stuck in the same old, same old?  Acknowledging our feelings, he shows us how we can turn these feelings into something that creates flow in our lives and invites us to “ride the wave” of self-discovery and change.  Open to the public.  Love offering to benefit the Society.  Jeremy is available for afternoon readings and healing sessions. June 18 in the Rose Room, United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC.  “The Stressless Heart and Its Effect on Intuition and Healing,” with James West.  Is everyone as psychic as new scientific evidence is demonstrating?  Evidence is showing that psychic ability comes from the heart.  James will share techniques for us to use to de-stress our mind, body and spirit, along with the heart, which will not only improve our well being, but also help us better realize our psychic and metaphysical abilities.  Open to the public.  Love offering to benefit the Society.  June 25 in Room 3, SCC Community Hall, South Campus.  “Bio-Electricity, Chi, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chi Kung and Tai Chi.”  Angel Rivera will speak on what was discovered by the Chinese thousands of years ago as - “Chi” - is now recognized by modern science and technology as BioElectricity – our Life Energy.  Learn about Chi in the human body and its relationship to Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chi Kung and Tai Chi.  Open to SCC residents and their guests, and reciprocal communities.  Love offering to benefit the Society.    For info on Presentations call Jeannie at 938-5931 or Holli at 419-4704 Events and Activities Book Group – Mondays – 1 p.m. – Call Alice for Location 6/2; 9; 16; 23 and 30  Featuring “Ultimate Journey,” by Robert Monroe.  No homework and the group reads aloud and discusses as they go.  Open to SCC members and guests, and reciprocal communities – free admission. For info or directions call Alice at  634-9065 Enlightenment through Meditation – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – 3 p.m. – 110 Carswell Circle, SCC 6/3 and 17   Various meditation forms, with discussion following, that can lead one to a rich spiritual life.  Note: June 17 is the last session due to summer break. Open to SCC members and their guests, and reciprocal communities – free admission. For info or directions, call Holli 419-4074. —Holli Cantrell Licensed • Bonded • Insured • CFC1425759 PROMPT & PROFESSIONAL

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Woodcarvers’ Carver of the Month

The SCC WOODCARVERS CLUB has named Fred Joest Carver of the Month for May 2014. Fred Joest grew up in the Plainfields in mid New Jersey. Fred’s parents had a summer place on the New Jersey Beach, an area that provided several summer jobs while he was attending school. Sunburn, sand and boating were not his only interest at the ocean beach. You see, there was this cute blond girl with the same interests.  Five years later after Fred graduated from college, Fred and Shirley said, “I do,” and he reported for required navy duty. His ship was promptly deployed leaving the new bride to get settled in a new town alone.   It all worked out and they have two children,  four grandsons and a step grandson. Now married for 57 years, they are not planning on having any more children. You have he ard t hat old expression - Join the Navy and see the world - well, Fred wanted to see more of that cute blond and less of the world, so he turned in his Navy uniform and began a 28-year career working for the navy in ship repair, ship construction and program management.  Never tiring of the beauty of the sea, Fred and Shirley sold their house, moved aboard their boat and cruised full time for several years after he retired, ending up in Punta Gorda, FL. They had cruised from the Bahamas to the Great Lakes and Canadian waterways. Ever the traveler, after the boat, came the RV. Every year they head north for a couple of months always ending up in a coastal area of Maine. Always interested in woodworking, Fred looked for a Woodworkers Guild in the Punta Gorda area - Nada! He noticed a sign touting the South

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Bobbie Ray Featured Photographer at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce June 12 through August 14

The Sun City Center’s Photo Club summer exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce features photographer Bobbie Ray. The exhibit is entitled “People, Places and Things.”     Bobbie’s photographic interest lies in a variety of subjects, and she likes to apply an artistic flair to her work. She shoots in both color and monochrome. In her career in teaching, she used photography to foster beginning reading skills with her kindergarten students and won several grants to implement this creativity in her classroom. Her photographs have been published in the Tampa Tribune and the Arcade Herald. She has received numerous photo club awards and also serves on the SCC Photo Club Board.  Come to the opening of her display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce between 4 and 5 p.m. on June 12 to meet Bobbie and enjoy wine and cheese. Her works will be on display through August 14.  For more information on the SCC Photo Club and its activities, please see our website at or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.

Florida Woodcarvers Expo in Ft Myers. It only took one trip through this great carving display and Fred was hooked.   Within a week he was a full-fledged member of the Charlotte County Woodcarving Club. Time marches on, and when it was time to downsize, SCC appeared on the horizon. Now a member of the SCC Woodcarvers for five years, Fred has taken an active role in supporting club activities. In addition to teaching a class or two, he prepared and administered the club’s requests for grants from the SCC Community Foundation for an equipment upgrade, and this year for tuition assistance to obtain teaching seminars from national artists/ teachers. The shelves at home now contain a varied collection of chip carvings, a few birds, some furry critters and a growing collection of Celtic Love Spoons.  

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Writers Club THE WILD BLUE YONDER By Annette Stanton

Early in our marriage, my husband joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner-Robbins AFB in Georgia. It was quite a culture shock to move from the NYC area to a small town about 20 miles from Macon, Georgia. So, when I found out that personnel dependents could go with a cargo plane to anywhere in the US for free, I decided that a trip was what I wanted. It would be fun to go to a different place. I had a friend whose husband was also in the Air Force and, when both our husbands went on temporary duty assignment, we decided to go to the flight line. The load master told us that a C-119 cargo craft was getting ready to leave on its way to San Diego. We had never been to the west coast, so we were really excited. We had to wear flight suits and the load master strapped on our parachutes, since both were required by AF regulations. We were shown to the back of the plane where canvas slings were provided for seats and we strapped on our seat belts. A C-119 plane was a model left over from WWII and was referred to as “Old Shakey” by the guys on the flight line. The take off was less than smooth and the plane went practically straight up from the ground. As we reached the leveling-off altitude, the load master helped us put on the O2 masks. This was a flight very different from the commercial flights I was used to. All went well and things were very smooth for a while. But then, we could see the load master getting a message from the cockpit and talking back into the radio mic attached to his head phones. He nodded as he responded to the message and he unbuckled his seat belt. He walked over to us and helped us remove our O2 masks. “Looks like we have a problem, so we are going to have to leave the plane,” he said. As he told us this there was an acrid smell and smoke began to fill the cargo bay where we were sitting. We unhooked our seat belts and he led us over to the middle of the large bay. The floor of the bay opened up and we were staring down at the ground, which was a very long way below us. “OK,” the load master said,

“I’ll hook you up to the static line and all you have to do is step out. Just remember, don’t look down and don’t try to land on your feet.” My friend and I suddenly realized that he was telling us that we were going to have to jump out of the plane. Before we could react, he took us firmly by the shoulders, gave a gentle push and we just stepped out of the plane and into the air. Since the parachutes were packed for use by 175 pound men, the opening was a sharp jolt and my knees went up past my chin. I was very quiet; the plane had disappeared and it was just me and my parachute lines. Instinctively, I held on to the lines on either side of my armband really tried not to look down. I was quietly terrified. But, of course, I did look down, half out of fear and half out of curiosity. The ground was rushing up at me like a huge freight train. It was a very strange feeling, but at least I remembered not to land on my feet. I landed on my side in an Oklahoma corn field, fortunately with no damage, except to the corn stubs under me. Then the wind came along. The parachute turned into a huge sail and I was frantically trying to pull it down to the ground. I was forced to use my feet, arms and most of my body to push the silk under me so it wouldn’t billow out and pull me along the ground. I thought of trying to take the parachute off, but the harness was everywhere—arms, legs strapped in—and I couldn’t figure out how to release the many devices attached to the harness. So, there I sat on top of my parachute in the sunny corn field somewhere in Oklahoma. I couldn’t see my friend who had jumped with me or the load master, who had jumped last. I was still breathing fast and my heart was pounding when I saw a jeep coming in my direction. In it was my friend, the load master and driver. So, we were saved, so to speak….. The airplane with its pilot and copilot had landed safely and the fire in the cockpit had been put out. We were taken to the nearest AF base and continued our trip to San Diego. I had a whole new perspective on flying in an airplane, and I had quite a story to share with my husband.

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Sew ‘n Sews Travel to Lakeland for the Sewing and Quilting Expo

Sun City Center members of Sew ‘n Sews recently chartered a bus and traveled to Lakeland for the Sewing & Quilt Expo. This is a trip made each year to attend classes, see demonstrations, look for new ideas, and seek out bargains or hard to find items.  The day begins at 8:15 a.m. by boarding the bus at the Community Center and ends there at about 4 p.m.  Included in the price of the trip is one free class, a shopping bag and an expo pin. Each year the attendees select a different color shirt to wear to make it easier to find each other in the crowd.   The members are free to do whatever they want while there.  Some bring their lunches and others partake in the wide variety of  food choices offered.  Every year

there is a wait list for the opportunity to travel with the group. 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 all Sun City Center Community Association Members and annual dues are $10.  The club is located in the Arts and Crafts Building on Cherry Hills Drive.  Stop in any weekday to check us out, or for more information call Linda at 390-2377 or email us at scc. —Mary Lou Bogdan

GFWC SCC Woman’s Club donates $10,000 to support local area Organizations

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Southeast Window & Glass, Inc. Chief Dennis Floto accepts $1,000 donation from GWFC Sun City Center Woman’s Club President Jean Smith. In keeping with their annual tradition of supporting local charities, the GFWC SCC Woman’s Club recently made contributions totaling $10,000 to several worthwhile organizations in and around the area. Donations being made are:   Sun City Center Community Library - $1,000 to fund a subscription to the Wall  Street Journal;  SCC Emergency Squad - $1,000;  SCC Ride Service - $1,000; SCC Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking - $1,700; The Hope Fund - $2,000; Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin $2,800 and South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging - $500. These donations come from the club’s general funds and represent in part the proceeds from their highly successful fundraising activities such as the Fashion Show and, more recently, the Flea Market held during the community’s FunFest celebration. —Mary Culliton, Publicity

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Military Affairs Military Order of the World Wars

Military Order of the World Wars

Some of our members reported difficulty in getting to and from the meeting from parking on Cherry Hills Drive. If you need assistance, call Dave Floyd at 334-7797. He’ll arrange for you to be picked up at your car and transported to the meeting by golf cart. Sorry, no wheelchairs can be accommodated. The service will be from 11 until 11:30 a.m. on June 4, August 6, and September 3. If you would like to volunteer to help transport our members using your golf cart, please call Dave Floyd. Volunteers are needed to help.

MOWW features Michael Scionti at luncheon

MOWW inducts new member

The Military Officers of the World Wars (MOWW) held their monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Sun City Center Freedom Plaza, Plaza Club. A new member, Benny Blackshire, was sworn in and presented with a MOWW membership pin and certificate and Henrietta Zahrobsky, wife of past commander Frank Zahrobsky was presented with a perpetual (life) pin. In addition, MOWW is focusing on the individual services each month until they have all been highlighted. The first service celebrated this month was the Navy and the Navy members were asked to bring in various mementos of some of their more interesting experiences and give a short presentation describing the significance of the mementos. Next month the featured service will be the Army. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Dr. Susan MacManus guest speaker at MOAA luncheon

From left, Dr. Susan MacManus; Thom Brown, president of local MOAA chapter.


Dr. Susan MacManus was the featured speaker at the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) monthly meeting on May 7. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor of Public Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She is nationally renowned for her expert and incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, NHK (Tokyo), Australian Television, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and in various print media. During the 2000 and 2004 election season, she served as the political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8, the Florida News Channel and WFLA News Radio. Dr. MacManus is a Fulbright research scholar and has written numerous books. She discussed the current political climate in Florida and the nation and emphasized the factors each party will likely use to try and ensure victory in the upcoming elections. Her insight into the thinking of all three parties was impressive and enlightening. —B. Frank Kepley CAPT USN (Ret)

Michael Scionti   The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will feature speaker Michael  Scionti, candidate for  Circuit Court Judge, at its monthly luncheon/meeting. The event will be held on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Freedom Plaza Club. Although running for office, he will not be discussing politics. Michael is a Florida native and lifelong resident of Hillsborough County.  He has a B. S. from Florida State University and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar. As a soldier and Judge Advocate, Michael has served as a military magistrate, military prosecutor and legal counsel for service members and their families.  He has prosecuted violent felony offenders, white-collar corruption, and organized crime. Michael has maintained a private law practice since 2006 specializing in state and federal criminal defense. He has served as a State Representative, and oversaw rule of law advancements and counter-terrorism prosecutions in Afghanistan. Michael volunteered for tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. He presided over militarycommissioned war tribunals of suspected enemy prisoners of war, insurgents and terrorists. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals and Presidential Citation. Reservations ($15) can be made by calling 633-6513 and must be made by 6 p.m. Monday, June 9. For more information call Frank Kepley at 642-0801.   —B. Frank Kepley

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MOWW presents awards to University of Tampa Army ROTC cadets

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) presented awards to three University of Tampa Senior ROTC cadets on Wednesday, April 29. The three cadets were awarded Patrick Henry awards. L-R: Lt Col James Warchol, USAF (Ret); Cadet Olivia Daigle (Silver Award); Cadet Kyle Nutting (Bronze Award); Cadet Lindsey Knauer (Gold Award); and Lt Col Charles Conover, USA (Ret). They are Senior ROTC medals and are accompanied by a ribbon bar. The cadet recipients of the awards are selected by the University of Tampa ROTC staff for their outstanding achievements during cadet training. —B. Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, (Ret)

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent/Pilot spoke at May 9 ANA Meeting At its meeting on May 9, members of Silver Osprey Squadron #64 chapter of the Association of Naval Aviation and their guests enjoyed an outstanding presentation by Robert L. Robbins, special agent/pilot for the DEA. His presentation was titled, “Drug Interdiction, Air Ops, Tampa Bay Operation Area.” Mr. Roberts has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida, and a Master of Science degree in personnel management from Troy State University. In addition, he graduated from the University of Southern California as a certified aircraft accident investigator. As a DEA Air Wing pilot, Mr. Roberts has flown a variety of missions throughout the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Mr. Robbins has over 6,200 first pilot hours. 300 hours are in helicopters such as the MD 500 (OH-6A Cayuse/Loach). The rest are in fixed wing aircraft such as the Cessna 206 and Beech King Air 350. To give a better feel for the place of aviation within the DEA, Mr. Robbins outlined the following history: the Nixon Administration started The Drug Enforcement Administration in 1973. Its parent agency is the United States Department of Justice. Most of the approximately 1,400 special agents were transferred from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and United States Customs. Of these, 41 Special Agent/Pilots flew 24 aircraft. By the current time, there are 125 special agent/pilots, flying 104 aircraft. Total employment for all of DEA is approximately 10,000 people including

Col. Bill Shanks, Robert Robbins, Barry Dyer approximately 5,000 special agents. The annual budget for FY 2012 was $3 billion. The source for special agent/pilots is from existing special agents who are already licensed civilian pilots or former military pilots. Mr. Robbins entered duty with DEA in the Tampa District Office as an enforcement group agent. He later ran Technical Operations for the Tampa Office for four years, and then transferred to the Aviation Division in 2000 where he currently serves. DEA headquarters is in Arlington, VA. The The DEA Aviation Headquarters is at Fort Worth, Texas. The Aviation offices are at Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa, and NYC. The major field offices are as you may expect: Nassau, San Juan, Mexico City, Bogotá, Lima, and Kabul. DEA’s effective use of aviation assets and the successful integration of its capabilities have contributed greatly to the overall success of DEA’s mission. The capabilities of aerial assets cannot be duplicated by ground-based units. This airborne assistance ranges from the street level drug case

to assistance in international drug trafficking cases, to include go-fast boats and narco-subs. Regarding the narco-subs: at a construction cost of about $1 million each, one sub can move enough cocaine on a single trip to generate more than $100 million in illicit proceeds for the traffickers. In a lively question and answer period, Mr. Robbins was asked how many of the 125 special agent/pilots were women. He said,“at the moment, there are three, and they are involved in all phases of the Air Wing mission. Another question was, “What are some of the downsides of being a DEA agent?” Mr. Robbins agrees with a quote from a retired DEA Special Agent Bill Alden. Bill was DEA chief of the Congressional and Public Affairs Committee from 1986 to 1993. In an interview in 2000, he said, “To be an effective agent, you have to be able to adapt to the street culture. You have to be able to work at that level. But then at some point, you have to break that off every night, and then you have to go home. You have to be a father and a husband and do the kind of things that everybody else does. And that’s the difficult part about being a DEA agent, quite frankly. Because it does take a lot of effort to develop the street expertise, and the street sense, and the ways of the lawless, when most of us come from lawful communities and lawful families. Being a DEA agent oftentimes is like being an actor. You have to portray roles undercover to be successful.” Silver Osprey meetings will start up again with the second Friday of September (Sept. 12) and continue every second Friday. For information, contact Tom Harding at 634-1236.

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Dawn Hennen, secretary of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council, presented certificates of appreciation to the volunteers in the Women’s Wear Department of the Nearly Shop in Sun City Center. Pictured (L-R), back row, Dawn Hennen, Louise Lee, Kathy Woelfel, Eileen Bishop, Donna Beavon. Seated (L-R) Peg Nagy, Karolyn Hunter, Tottie Tuffiash. Funds raised by sales of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop are used by the Interfaith Council to provide grants to non-profit organizations and college scholarships within South Hillsborough County. For more information call 813-642-9099. —Jay Sparkman

The Nearly New Shop will be open on Saturdays only during June, July, and August, reopening on Wednesdays starting September 3, 2014. Donations can still be made during the summer months. Call 942-9099 for donation info. The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center uses funds raised by sales of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop to fund grants and scholarships in South Hillsborough County.

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9. I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time. 10. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me. 11. This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’ve never met herbivore. 12. When chemists die, apparently they barium. 13. I’m reading a book about antigravity. I just can’t put it down. 14. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. —Internet email




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SPORTS SCC Archery Club At a recent party of the Archery Club, Bill Rieger, one of the original 12 charter members, donated his Hoyt bow and equipment to the SCC Archery Club. Bill felt he was no longer able to draw this bow. We were very surprised and humbled at his request. He will become our First Honorary Lifetime Charter Member. Bill and his wife Dottie will continue to receive all correspondence and be welcome at all functions of the Archery Club. We are hoping that he will again be able to shoot with us, using a lighter weight bow that the club does have available to members. The Club is very grateful and we wish him and Dottie well.

Joe Mugavero, club president with Bill Rieger.



Indians won the SCC softball spring playoff championship with scores of 13-1 and 7-5.

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Golf League Results, Pictures and More

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

April 18, 2014: Summerfield Crossings, H-Skins: 1st Place: Brandon Michaels - 7 Skins; 2nd Place:  Vic Scodese - 3 Skins. Low-net:  Brandon Michaels – 60 ; Low-gross:  Brandon Michaels – 83. Apr i l 19, 2014 : Fre e dom Fairways . A-Skins : 1 st Place:  Mike Brock and Karen Jones Tied at 2 Skins. Low-net:  Mike Brock – 53; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 62. Birds:  Mike Brock - #5 Par 4, #6 Par 4, #9 Par 4, #12 Par 4, and #13 Par 3; Karen Jones - #1 Par 4 and #9 Par 4; Bill Giblin - #5 Par 4.

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Back Row L-R: Bill Barron, Rich Lucidi, and Rex Gibbons. Front Row L-R: Charlene Peter, Jackie Amos, and Jenice Taylor. April 22, 2014:  Sandpiper Lakes – Palms, A Skins: Flight #2 1st Place:  Bill Konopasek - 2

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Skins; 2nd Place: Paul Swakow, Bill Lloyd, Tom Kirchen, and Ruben Jones  - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Ruben Jones – 62; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 79. Birds:  Ruben Jones - #13 Par 5; Paul Swakow - #14 Par 4; and Bill Lloyd - #13 Par 5.

#12 Par 4, and #13 Par 3, Don Koester - #5 Par 4, #8 Par 3, and #12 Par 4.

May 10, 2014: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Don Mowry - 3 Skins; 2nd Place:  Rich Lucidi, Paul Swakow, and L-R:  Mike Brock, Bill Giblin, Bill Barron - Tied at 2 Skins. Ray Bui, Don Koester, and Low-net:  Bill Barron and Don Mowry - Tied at 65. Low-gross:  Charlie Brown. Paul Swakow – 85. Birds:  Rich May 7, 2014:  Sandpiper Oaks- Lucidi - #15 Par 4 and Don Lakes , A-Skins : Flight #1 1 st Mowry - #11 Par 4. Place: Hank Smythe, Don Mowry, and Brandon Michaels - Tied at 2 Skins.  Low-net:  Back Row L-R:  Bill Lloyd, Brandon Michaels and Bob Ruben Jones, and Paul Swakow. Jacobs - Tied at 68; Low-gross:  Front Row L-R: Mike Brock and Bob Jacobs – 86. Birds:  Bob Wright - #9 Par 5. Bill Konopasek. April 25, 2014: Summerfield Crossings, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Brandon Michaels - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Hank Smythe - 2 Skins. Low-net:  Brandon Michaels – 58 ; Low-gross:  Brandon Michaels – 81.

April 26, 2014: Apollo Beach, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Mike Miller - 4 Skins; 2nd Place:  Syl Amos 2 Skins. Low-net:  Mike Miller – 58; Low-gross:  Mike Miller – 81. Birds:  Mike Miller - #8 L-R:  Don Koester, Karen Jones, Par 3 and Syl Amos - #15 Par 4. Charlie Brown, Bill Giblin, and Ray Bui. April 22, 2014:  Sandpiper Oaks – Lakes, A-Skins: Flight #1 1st Place:  Rich Lucidi - 2 Skins; 2nd Place:  Don Mowry, Rex Gibbons, Jenice Taylor, Jackie Amos, and Bill Barron - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net:  Jenice Taylor – 65; Low-gross:  Jenice Taylor – 90. Birds:  Rich Lucidi - #14 Par 3 and Rex Gibbons - #7 Par 4.

Back Row L-R: Don Mowry and Rich Lucidi . Front Row L-R:  Paul Swakow and Bill Barron.

Back Row: Bob Wright. Front Row L-R:  Hank Smythe, Bob Jacobs, and Brandon Michaels. May 7, 2014: Sandpiper LakesPalms, A-Skins: Flight #2 1st Place:  Joe DeFelice and Mike Brock - Tied at 2 Skins. Lownet:  Joe DeFelice – 63; Lowgross:  Mike Brock – 82. Birds:  Mike Brock - #6 Par 4, #9 Par 5, and #18 Par 4; Joe DeFelice - #9 Par 5.

May 14, 2014: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks, A-Skins: 1st Place:  Rich Lucidi - 7 Sins; 2nd Place:  Bob Wright - 2 Skins. Low-net:  Rich Lucidi – 62; Low-gross:  Paul Swakow – 81. Birds:  Rich Lucidi - #2 Par 3 and #11 Par 4; Bob Wright - #6 Par 5 and #16 Par 4.

L-R: Syl Amos, Rex Gibbons, Mike Miller, and Don Mowry. April 26, 2014:  Freedom Fairways , H-Skins : 1 st Place:  Don Koester - 5 Skins; 2nd Place:  Mike Brock - 4 Skins. Low-net:  Bill Giblin – 55 ; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 69. Birds:  Mike Brock - #3 Par 4, #4 Par 3, #9 Par 4, and #12 Par 4; Don Koester - #16 Par 3 and #18 Par 3; Bill Giblin - #4 Par 4 and #9 Par 4; Ray Bui - #11 Par 3; and Charlie Brown - #8 Par 3.

Back Row L-R: Bob Wright and Paul Swakow. Front Row: Rich Lucidi.  Back Row L-R: Mike Brock and Joe DeFelice. Front Row L-R: 

Dan McGee and Tom Rosata.

May 10, 2014: Freedom Fairways , H-Skins : 1 st Place:  Don Koester - 5 Skins ; 2 nd Place:  Ray Bui and Mike Brock - Tied at 3 Skins. Low-net:  Don Koester – 53; Low-gross:  Mike Brock – 64. Birds:  Mike Brock - #3 Par 4, #5 Par 4, #10 Par 3, #11 Par 3, #12 Par 4, #14 Par 4; Ray Bui - #1 Par 4, #6 Par 4,

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More Golf Local Golfer Wins State Senior Event

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April 17: 3 clubs and a putter: Flight A First Place Claudia    Wooley 51; Second Place Janie Fischer 51 (match of cards). Flight B First Place Joanne Edwards 49; Second Place Gil Evans 49 (match of cards). Fight C First Place  Noreen Schramm  49; Second Place Vivian King 52.

5/6/14: 1st Place -31 John Pelkowski, Don Tarantino, Roland Laprade; 2nd place tie -28 Dick Lanese, Ron Jewell, Paul Flora and John Franks, Don Johnson, Matnard Stebbler.

April 16, 2014: ABC Spring Scramble: 1st 76 Joyce Stafford/Patty Hersey/ Sue Daveler/Betty Burke. Tie 2nd 77 Mary Jane Stutz/Jana Roberts/Pat Smith/Vicki Franks and Elizabeth T. Rodriguez/Helen Conaway/Kim Roush and Sarah Chambers/Linda McDougall/Joyce Shade.

April 24: Hate’em: Flight A First Place MaryJo Miller 41; Second Place Joan Camelio 42. Flight B First Place Carol Slaughter  40;   Second Place Pat Johnson 40 (match of cards). Flight C First Place Yvonne Rocheleau 35; Second Place Noreen Schramm 38.

Mike Almaguer and Gene Newby. Florida State Golf Association held a one-day tournament at the Ritz-Carlton in Bradenton, FL. It was a full field and two of our Sun City Center residents did very well. Mike Almaguer won the Senior Division by shooting a gross 66, which included seven birdies and one bogey. Gene Newby tied for fourth place in the 50-64 years old division, but had the only gross skin by eagling a par 5. This eagle skin paid $400. Both players are members of the Scepter Golf Club. —Marty Leahy Golf Professional Scepter


May 1: Low Gross, Low Net: A Flight Low Gross - Gerry Towers 65; Low Net  Janet Chick  51. B Flight Low Gross Clauda Wooley  74; Low Net  Eleanor Schreiber  50. C Flight  Low Gross Vivian King  82; Low Net Yvonne Rocheleau 58. May 8: Scotch Twosomes: First place Mary Houston/Carol Slaughter  67; Second Place: Nancy Mast/Gerry Towers 69.

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5/12/14 Game: 1 Best Ball at Least: 1st Dick Lanese, Jim Sherburne, Bob Brown -29; 2nd Russ Stutz, Ron Jewell, Joe Defelice -26 (tie); John Mc Dougall, Roland Laprade, David Lickfeldt. Top Scores: Bill Lloyd 80, Russ Stutz 84. Birds: John Pelkowski #5, Maynard Stebler #13, John Mc Dougall #14, #17, Dick Lanese #15. 5/13/14 Game: 2 Best Balls at Least: 1st Dick Lanese, Don Tarantino; 2nd Bill Noyes, Cliff Korn, Joe Defelice. Top Scores: Dick Lanese 80. John Mc Dougall 83. Birds: John Franks #5, Russ Stutz #5, David Lickfeldt #5, Joe Defelice #12.


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5/13/14: Low Gross-Low Net: Flt1 Kim Roush 1st low gross score 85; Pearl Ashe 1st net 68; Vicki Franks 2nd net 72. Flt2 Jan Harding 1st gross 90; Anita Ciota 1st net 69. Flt3 Aileen Engel 1st gross 102; Ellen Offenbach 1st net 70. Flt4 Judy Taylor 1st gross 99; Donna Gardner tie 1st net 70/ Joan LaMar 70. Flt 5 Joyce Shade 1st gross 107; Marion McCoy 1st net 68; Vera Thompson 2nd net 71.

Caloosa Greens Men Correction March 19 & 26: Caloosa Greens Men’s Golf Assoc. President’s Cup (HDPC): Flight A: 1st Bill Pachler,  2nd Jack Libby;  Flight B:  1st Ken Rattray,  2nd  Jim Fischer; Flight C: 1st Bucky Devling, 2nd Bill Schofield. March 19 & 26: Caloosa Greens Men’s Golf Assoc.  Club Championship (Scratch): 1st Bill Pachler, 2nd Jack Libby. The two tournaments were run concurrently over the two-week period. 

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Scepter Men 4/23: Quota Points: 1st Place Bob Sanicola, Jeff Stevens, George Stieper, Joel Marquis. 4/30: Scramble: 1st Place Fletcher Wason, Don Freed, Bill Yost, Bob Walker. 5/7 : 2 Best Balls: 1st Place Steve Perkins, Mike Porta, Vince Sortino, Bob Murman. 5/14: 1 Best Ball: 1st Place Flight 1- Gary Hookstra & Doug Tanzer. 1st Place Flight 2- Bob Nevin & Joe Pardo. Ladies 18 holes 4/22: Quota Poimts 1st place: Flight 1 Carolyn Avrett, Pam Coda. Flight 2 Judy Frank. Flight 3 Helen Adams. Flight 4 Linda Bessignano. Flight 5 Anne Shannon. 4/29: Shamble 1 st place: Flight 1 Paula Jimaki, Dottie Girardi, Linda Belanger, Sue Fitts. Flight 2 Ann Clark, Kathy McNBamara, Shirley Vilinsky, Edna McLemore. 5/6 : Better 9 1st place: Flight 1 Carolyn Avrett. Flight 2 Sue Sussman. Flight 3 Shirley Vilinsky. 5/13: 2 Best Balls 1st place: Anne Smith, Sandy Bolt, Fern Duval, Carol Salowitz. Ladies 9 holes 4/22: 1-2-3 1st place: Lindy Langlois, Nancy Wason, Alice DeSchryver, Ann Clark. 4/29: 2 Best Balls 1st Place: Nancy Wason, Elsie Mergesky, Judi Gannon, Darlene Gray. 5/6: Odd Holes 1st Place: Hiroko Vetsch. 5/13: Quota Points 1st Place: Marilyn Bugbee. 5/13: Best 5 Holes 1st Place: Judy Huss.



4/14 & 15: Member-Member Men’s 1st Place by flight: Flight 1 Mike Bauer/Bill LeBeau. Flight 2 Steve Lockom/Pat Gilbert. Flight 3 Jerry Vilinsky/Gary Morris. Flight 4 Terry Collom/Ken Deragon. Flight 5 Gordon Cummings/John Skinner. Flight 6 Bob Noelte/John Richards. Ladies: Flight 1 Jeannie Shively/Syl Oliveira. Flight 2 Maggie Jaccoi/ Kathleen Records. Flight 3 Erma Faron/Nancy Birkett.

5/9: 1 Best Ball of 2 1st Place: Flight 1 Deloris Durm/John Durm. Flight 2 Gloria Rice/Dave Rice.

4/25: Couples’ Member-Member 1st Place: Flight 1 Marcia Buckley/ Tom Buckley/Jan Lawrence/Steve Lawrence. Flight 2 Joann Beattie/ Rick Beattie/Dorothy Anderson/Bob Anderson. Flight 3 Quy Nguyen/Bill Collins/Sue Yoo/Jim Yoo. Flight 4 Kathy Leesman/Stan Leesman/Kathy Butler/Phil Butler. Men

Sandpiper Men 4/17: 4 Man Best Ball: C. Kim, Les Easton, Stan Senecal, Bob Keyes. 4/24: Home and Home with Caloosa Colf and Country Club: Ron Pelow, Dick Young, Bill Greenway, Dennis Sutphen. 5/1: 1-2-3 1st Place: Mike Gomes, Rocky Pucci (Blind Draw), Les Easton, Bob Keyes. 5/8: Individual 1 st Place: Chuck Roth. Ladies 4/29: Individual 1 st Place: Judy Gillman.

4/22: Stress Ball 1st Place: Annetta 4/21: 2 Best Balls of 4 1 Place: Pucci, Janet Hulme, Losi Gluntz, King Slater/Gen Scoppettuolo/Jim Jean Mooney. Murphy/John Richards. 5/13: Individual 1st Place: Nancy st 4/28: Modified Alternate Shot 1 Saunders. Place: Flight 1 Ken Deragon/Steve Lockom. Flight 2 Chet Brauch/Dave Falcon Watch Bartku. Men st

5/5: 2 Best Balls of 4(1 gross + 1 net) 4/16: Four Man Team – 2 Best 1st Place: Steve Lockom/Rich Ricca/ Ball – Net: Flight 1 T-1st Place Bill Kyle Rollins/Chet Brauch. Fitzhugh, Ralph Fuente, Bill Meier 5/12: 1 Best Ball of 2 1st Place: Flight and John Carroll, Bob stEwing, Marvin 1 Jerry Brynn/Paul Kip. Flight 2 Dave Barnes -31. Flight 2 1 Place Vince Pirone, Neal Spontak, Jay Wildasin, Bartku/Bob Majewski. Dale Holstrom -25; 2nd Place George Ladies Waring, Harry Porter, Dave Hoffman, st 4/22: 2 Best Balls of 4 1 Place: Mike Sekol -23. Kiyoko Ashendorf/Kathy Hannell/ 4/23: Four Man Team – 1 Best Deloris Durm/Sue Auger. Ball – Net: 1st Place Vid Valiusaitis, 4/29: Individual Quota 1st Place by flight: Flight 1 Kathleen Records. 1st Place Flight 2 Marcia Karp. 1st Place Flight 3 Betty McLoone. 1st Place Flight 4 Rosie Kintz.

1st Place Jim Shaffer, Al Schickedanz, Harry Porter, Dale Holstrom -27; 2nd Place John Carroll, Manny DeBono, Vince Pirone, Mike Sekol -26. 5/14: Four Man Team 2 BB on 3 & 4 – 1 BB on 5’s: 1st Place Mel Bushart, Al Schickedanz, Paul Hunt, Ron Kunze -24; T-2nd Place George Krauss, Marvin Barnes, Bob Trombetta, Dale Holstrom and John Carroll, Fred Mayes, Dave Brady, Jay Wildasin and Jim Shaffer, Ralph Fuente, John Scott -21. 18 Hole Ladies 4/18: Low Putts 3-way Tie-1st Place: Terry Jacoby, Jan Thumberg, Sue Watkins 36 each. 4/25: Throw out the worst minus HDCP: 1st Place Jan Thumberg 56; 2nd Place Sue Watkins 57. 5/2: Front Nine – ½ HD CP (Gold Tees): 3-way Tie-1 st Place Jan Thumberg, Kathy Payne, Sue Watkins 34 each. 5/9: Low Net: 1st Place Kathy Payne 94; 2 nd Place Carolyn Schultes 108. 9 Hole Ladies 4/18: Lagging: 1st Place Mary Winter 44; 2nd Place Kathy Boccieri 38. 4/25: Odd Holes minus ½ HDCP: 3-way Tie 1st Place Rosalie Killian, Kathy Boccieri, Wally McIntosh 20 each. 5/2: Low Net: 1 st Place Mary G. McClafferty 22; 2nd Place Pat Conklin 28. 5/9: Low Net: 1st Place Kathy Boccieri; 21; 2nd Place Terry Wynne 27.

Marving Barnes, Manny DeBono, Lee Johnson -23; T-2nd Place George Fenwick, Ron Kunze, Paul Hunt and Fred Held, Jim Shaffer, Bob Trombetta, Dale Holstrom -22.

5/13: 2 Best Balls of 4 1 st Place: 4/30: Scramble T-1 st Place: Vid Louise Caulfield/Barbara Gaines/ Valiusaitis, Fred Mayes, David Gerow, Mike Sekol and Jim McClafferty, Betty McLoone/Carol Raymond. Manny DeBono, Jim Lahti, Dave Hoffman -7. 5/7: Four Man Team 2 BB Par 144:


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Tennis Association

Tennis Association Pro Celebrates 90th Birthday with Fun Events SCC Tennis Pro Chet Przewoznik celebrated his 90th birthday by having a tennis fun day for the Tennis Association. He organized the day by having the TA members playing a mixed double round robin, a serving contest, keeping the ball in play contest, drawing for a free racket and lunch. Chet moved to SCC in 1987. He gives generously of his time in providing free group lessons, maintaining the ball machine and welcoming new members to tennis. His love for the game continues as he is still playing a great game of tennis at 90.

Phil Coates and Sheryl Doom are with Chet preparing for a serving contest.

Mary Huntington and Janice Smith are winners of hitting the ball consecutively over the net 124 times.

L-R Paul Ward, Lawn Bowling Club president; Jane Keegan, SCC Community Association president; and John Breaugh, chairman of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club filed received a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay South Shore Council to help repair the Greens. Over the past 50 plus years of play the greens had deteriorated to the point they no longer met regulation standards. The plinth boards that hold the edges of the greens were rotten and falling apart. That caused the grass playing surface to sink and become unleveled. Thanks to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for their

Suzy White, Mary Huntington, Janet Cardulla and Janet Smith are the four- person winners of hitting the ball consecutively over the net 46 times.

Caloosa CC 9-Holers

President’s cup winners (In the picture left to right: Carol Quam, Helen Lewis, Margo Stonefield) The Caloosa Golf and Country Club 9-Hole Women’s Golf Association held its two-week President’s Cup Tournament on April 25 and May 3. The winner of the event was Helen Lewis. Margo Stonefield and Carol Quam tied for second place. A celebration was held in their honor with President Kay Dudek presenting them with tournament awards.

grant, that problem is being repaired at the same time the main campus is being renovated. The renovation to the main campus and bowling greens is just in time because, the SCC LBC has been selected to host the 2014 US Nationals Championship Tournament in November. The tournament will begin November 4, and run for several days. Sun City residents are invited to come and watch some of the best bowlers compete for the US championship title.

Softball Group Donation

L-R: Sally Dittman, Sarah Hardy, Bunny Blackstone, Marilyn Griffith. Diamondettes presented a check for $750 to Campaign Against Human Trafficking.


The Sun City Pickleball Club finished the spring session of the ladder competition with several lead changes the  last week of competition with less than .10 of a percentage point separating  the top players. Many of these players have made huge strides in developing their games due to the clinics that have been given. Over 120 players have participated in the spring ladder session. Monday Womens Ladders: 1st place...Bernice Dubro .876   2nd place...Judy Shillady .780   3rd place... Debi Tourangeau .709 Monday Night Advanced:  1st place...Gary Nicolay .994   2nd place...Ken McEvoy .898   3rd place... Jeff Tannen .897 Tuesday Novice:    1st place... Bill Laurent .905 Tuesday Intermediate:   1st place...William Walker .916   2nd place...Aaron Beaver..911     3rd place...Bruce Sharek .910 Tuesday Advanced Ladder:   1st place...Gary Nicolay .973   2nd place...Mike Schmedlen .883   3rd place...Kelly Emerson .857 Thursday Novice:    1st place... Sharon Turner .792   2nd place... Richard Paul .789   3rd place... Charles Gebhauer .778 Thursday Intermediate:   1st place...Aaron Beaver .944   2nd place...William Walker .806   3rd place...Richard Scott .784

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Pickleball Club

June 2014

Thursday Advanced Ladder:   1st place...Gary Nicolay   2nd place...Kelly Emerson   3rd place...Darlene Miller We dnes day L adder w ith Valencia Lakes:    ladder doesn›t finish until 5/28...the top group has Gary Nicolay, Darlene Miller, Kelly Emerson & Bill Royal.

Gary Nicolay, Bernice Dubro, William Walker & Ken McEvoy.

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MOVIES at the Rollins Theater One showing only @ 1 p.m.

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

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life. Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality. • Genres: Drama • Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt • Language: English • Subtitles: English • Rated: R • Run Time: 2:14

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Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer, is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone, tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. . • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Actors: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris • Language: English • Subtitles: English • Rated: PG-13 • Run Time: 1:31

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