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The News of October 2010 - ISSUE #27 official publication of the Community Association

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Town Hall Meeting Community Hall 1-4 p.m.



Town Hall Meeting Community Hall 9 a.m.-noon


Columbus Day Observed

CA Board Meeting


9 a.m. Rollins Theater


Membership Meeting Community Hall 7 p.m.

ClubLink Purchase of SCC and Kings Point Golf Courses Finalized September 3 Town Hall Meetings

ClubLink announced on September 3 that it had acquired eight 18-hole equivalent golf courses in Sun City Center, Florida, from WCI Communities. That includes the operating courses called Club Renaissance (18 holes), Sandpiper Golf Course (27 holes), Scepter Golf Club (18 holes), and Falcon Watch Golf Club (27 holes). Two 18-hole executive-length courses were also included: Kings Point Golf Club and Caloosa Greens Golf Club. North Lakes Golf Club, which was closed in 2009, is also part of the portfolio, as is an undeveloped two-acre parcel of commercially zoned land. The courses, about 30 miles south of Tampa, range from a full-service country club to executive courses, and represent ClubLink’s first regional cluster south of the Canadian border, as reported in their September 3 press release. “We identified the Tampa area as one of our target markets in the U.S. and we are pleased to announce that the Sun City Center portfolio represents our first regional cluster in the United States,” said ClubLink President and CEO Rai Sahi. “This acquisition establishes a firm foothold in Florida for us,

Monday, October 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 9 a.m. to noon at Community Hall to Introduce


and Provide a Q&A Period for CA Members


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and we are actively pursuing other opportunities on both sides of the border.” “ClubLink was selected from the many suitors for our courses because of its outstanding reputation for customer service and effective club operations,” said Doug

Hi, Neighbor!

Introducing Sun City Center Thursday, November 4, 2010

S c h w a r t z , S e n i o r Vi c e President, WCI Communities. “As the largest owner and operator of golf courses in Canada, the ClubLink brand is well known and respected in the United States golfing community.” ClubLink has informed the CA that all current pricing at

New Slants on Voting

See agenda on page 3.


Halloween On the Inside CA President’s Report.. 2 CA Schedule................. 2 CARE......................... 19 Club Happenings... 10-13 Consumer Affairs........ 17 Crossword.................... 9 CryptoQuote............... 17 Deputy Chris................. 5 Entertainment Corner... 3 Golf............................. 20 Military Affairs........ 14-15 Minto Update.............. 16 Movies........................ 23 Newcomers................ 23 Sudoku....................... 19 We Want to Know....... 18

See the range of arts, crafts, and hobby organizations available for participation by Sun City Center residents. There is so much to do in Sun City Center, if people are bored, it’s their own fault!

This familiar refrain is certainly true but there are so many choices of activities here you are sure to find one that meets your interests. Recognizing this, once a year, all the clubs and organizations are offered a display table for an evening in Community Hall to introduce newcomers and seasoned residents to their activities. There are no speeches or formal program of any kind,

no admission charge or signin procedure, and there are light refreshments offered at no charge. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and, in less than an hour, residents can get a good overview of just about all the volunteer and club activities in Sun City Center. This year, nearly 100 clubs have indicated an interest in participating, so the variety of opportunities for residents to find a new interest or activity will never be better. –John Bowker

the courses will remain in effect until December 31 of this year. ClubLink and the CA invite all Sun City Center residents and guests to the Town Hall meetings. Monday, October 4: 1 to 4 p.m. at Community Hall (SCCCA members). Tuesday, October 5: 9 a.m. to noon at Community Hall (SCC CA members). Members of ClubLink senior management will discuss ClubLink’s operational and membership policies and a question-and-answer session will follow. Immediately following these presentations, they will communicate the highlights to all members. These dates may not be convenient for everyone, so they have also scheduled Open Houses at Club Renaissance on Monday, November 8, and Tuesday, November 9. All residents are welcome. More details will be available closer to those dates. Details on ClubLink’s general operating policies in the Ontario/Quebec regions and other aspects of the company are available at and at www.

The season for electing our leaders is just a few weeks away, so this is the time to make your plans to cast a ballot for the person or people who best represent your views. Of course, the best laid plans can backfire when, on the appointed voting day, there is a distraction in one’s life that really must take priority. Sometimes we just aren’t free during usual voting hours. Of course, with

a little advanced planning and an absentee ballot, most of the reasons not to vote disappear. Sun City Center has the well-deserved reputation for high voter turnout ... particularly at the county and national levels. But on elections such as those involving our own Sun City Center leadership, only a few of the over 10,000 CA members have often determined the leaders for the next three years, and a mere handful of residents can vote increases in our annual dues. Fewer than 800 people voted in our 2009 election last December. Recognizing this, the CA Board of Directors commissioned a study group earlier this year to recommend improvements to the voting procedures always held in late November/early December. The committee reported to the Board in

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The News of Sun City Center

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Membership Directory Corrections*

President Ed Barnes Golf Courses As most of you know, the SCC golf courses have a new owner. The sale of the courses to ClubLink closed on September 3, 2010. ClubLink operates some 40 golf courses in Canada and one course in Richmond, Va. They have bought all seven courses including the North Course for a total of $8.7M. ClubLink representatives met with the Board of Directors on September 20. It appears they plan to operate the courses as they have been operating for the balance of this year – no change in fees and no changes in operations. On October 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on October 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, the CA will host Town Hall meetings at Community Hall for ClubLink to introduce themselves to the community and to explain their plans for the courses in 2011. ClubLink will also make a presentation at the October 27 Membership Meeting. ClubLink, as the owner of the golf courses, introduces a new twist for SCC – now we have golf courses that are operated by golf professionals and not a house builder. The primary impact is the 1984 Agreement. In the past, this agreement applied to just two entities – The Developer and The Community Association. Now there is a third party involved – ClubLink. Portions of the agreement are applicable to Minto and some portions are applicable to ClubLink. The Golf Committee headed by Director Chuck Collett is in the process of sorting out what, if anything, needs to be done with the 1984 Agreement as it relates to this situation. Over the next month or so they will lay out a course of action which will involve examining each paragraph of the 1984 Agreement that applies to the golf courses and develop a negotiation strategy for each paragraph and bring recommended strategy to the BOD. Selling all of the golf courses to one buyer is very positive for SCC and will eliminate the possibility of cut throat competition of a limited number of players. ClubLink appears to want to promote golf and Sun City Center that will fit in well with the new developer Minto. If we can get both Minto and ClubLink behind promoting the image of SCC as a super place to live maybe we can attract more people to move here. I am very excited about having two new entities here in SCC. I think we have a very positive future. The most immediate issue we have with ClubLink is maintenance of the North Course. As those 404 homeowners surrounding the North Course can testify, WCI did a really lousy job of maintaining the closed golf course. So far, ClubLink has been very proactive in cleaning up the North Course. We proposed to ClubLink some new North Course maintenance standards to ensure an acceptable level of maintenance. The new ClubLink Transition Manager agreed that the first issue he had

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to deal with is maintenance on the North course. Their goal is to maintain that course to a 4” standard. Routine and consistent maintenance on the North course will improve the appearance but it will never look like a golf course unless ClubLink re-opens it as a golf course. Board of Directors Elections At the September Board of Directors Meeting we approved some changes to the election process. The voting will be on Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1. The November polling day will be in the Atrium with polls open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and December 1 polling day will be in Community Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. With these expanded hours we are hoping it will make the voting process easier for the members. In addition, we have changed the absentee ballot process so that the ballots will be published in The NEWS of Sun City Center – members can simply cut them out of the newsletter and mail them or drop them off at the CA Office. We will have four Director positions to fill this year – three for three-year terms and one for a oneyear term to fill the position that was vacated by a director’s resignation. Applications for these positions are available from Susan in the CA office and must be returned no later than October 6. Community Association Budget

The Community Association Budgets have been put together, reviewed by the Board and presented to the membership on September 22. The Budget Committee sees no need for an increase in dues next year. This budget will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the October 13 meeting. I want to thank the Budget Committee headed by Jerry Mahoney and assisted by Nate Bell and Bob Cobe and our Treasurer Neil Rothfeld for all of the hard work they put in constructing an operating budget that will allow us to operate in an economical but efficient way in 2011. CA Badges At the September Board meeting a new policy was implemented concerning CA Badges. Badges are to be worn when entering the Fitness Center and swimming pool areas (both inside and outside). This action was taken to ensure that all of the users of our facilities are in fact CA members. It is the initial stage of a longer term effort to have a key card entry type system to all of the CA amenities. I hope you will cooperate with the staff that is enforcing this policy. If you disagree with this policy, contact the Board of Directors; don’t take it out on the staff.

October 2010

37 53 61 78 81 81 95


Nellie W Brock 813-365-0046 Claude & Edie Gardner 813-633-5103 Robert & Rosemary Hollis 765-432-7121 David Monauni 813-486-4087 James & Peggy Nolan 813-633-4386 Michael M Brock 813-365-0003 Bruce & Judy Smith 813-938-3917 2415 Emerald Lake Dr Apt 213

*A table showing all reported additions and corrections is shown at www. Click on “Membership Directory.”

APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECTOR MUST BE RETURNED BY OCTOBER 6 There is one position open for 1-year term January 5, 2011 – January 4, 2012 There are three positions open for 3-year term January 5, 2011 – January 2, 2014 (Applicants must choose which position they are running for.)

CA Contact Information Phone: 633-3500 Email: Website:

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE October 6 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 13 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. 19 Community Leaders Meeting Florida Room – 9 a.m. 25 CO-AP Meeting Caper Room – 2 p.m. 27 Membership Meeting Community Hall - 7 p.m.

The NEWS of Sun City Center A publication of the SCC Community Association 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 813-633-3500 News Office: 813-642-2070 (located at 960A Old Town Hall) Editor-in-Chief: Karen Jones Reporters: John Bowker, Phyllis Hodges, Uta Kuhn, Judy Stimson, Marie Wood Contributors: CA Board of Directors and Staff, Linda Bowker, John McRee, Susan Muise, Lyn Reitz, Judy Schings

November 3 Board Workshop Board Room – 9 a.m. 10 Board Meeting Rollins Theater – 9 a.m. Meet the Candidates Night Community Hall – 7 p.m. 16 Community Leaders Meeting Florida Room - 9 a.m. 22 CO-AP Meeting Caper Room - 2 p.m. 25 Thanksgiving–Office/Library Closed, Facilities open until 1 p.m. 26 Office/Library Closed, Facilities open 30 Membership Vote Sandpiper room – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proposed agendas for monthly Board Meetings are discussed at the Board Workshops and posted on Official Bulletin Boards the Friday before. They will also be posted on our website ( – under “Association.”)

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.

Every Wednesday: Orientation for new members in the Board Room starting at 1 p.m.

The NEWS welcomes announcements, articles, photos and stories about our community.

Photographer: Judy Stimson CA Board Liaison: Ann Marie Leblanc Advertising: John Wolf 813-938-8721 Publisher: Sun City Center Community Association Monthly deadline:

15th of each month

October 2010

The News of Sun City Center


(Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.) 200 MEMBERS REQUIRED FOR A QUORUM -AGENDA I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII.

Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Minutes of March 24, 2010 Membership Meeting President’s Report Community Manager’s Report Treasurer’s Report\ • Presentation of 2011 Budget ClubLink Presentation on SCC Golf Courses General Discussion by Members Adjournment Anne Cross Corporate Secretary

South Campus Gets a Facelift; Atrium Next

The New Face in the CA Office


Staff Report Dawn Howell, 43, joined the CA office staff in July, filling the accountant position vacated this summer. She says this job fits her perfectly. She enjoys working with numbers and the attention to detail required; she is impressed with the SCC community, the atmosphere of the CA office, and the dedication of the all-volunteer board. Since she is the backroom numbers person, her interaction with members is generally limited to those working on specific programs. “I’ve formed the general opinion that people here are happy,” she says. She doesn’t mind her 45-minute commute on I-75 from Myakka City near Sarasota, where she lives with husband Darren, a son Bailey (7), and daughter Jenna (15). Dawn’s duties as the association’s accountant include processing all CA income and expenses—both for the CA and some clubs/facilities/funds such as the library, fitness center, Hardship Fund and Men’s Club. Also among her accounting duties are assisting in the preparation of the budget, processing tax payments for the CA and clubs as required, handling member dues and some club money, and recommending investments of member funds to Neil Rothfield, the CA treasurer. Neil offers counsel when needed and serves as liaison between Dawn and the board. A native of Danville, Illinois, Dawn moved to Florida in 1984. Before coming to SCC, Dawn worked for 10 years at Advanced Management, a company that manages condos and HOA’s. Now that she is settled in at Sun City Center, she says she is looking forward to many years of working here. Her impression of the community is reflected in her husband’s reaction to her enthusiasm. “I guess we know now where we are going to retire!” he said.


Community Hall’s new floors and paint showcase new furniture and accessories acquired earlier in the year. By Phyllis Hodges The South Campus Community Hall is getting rave reviews after a LOT of work was done during a two-week August shutdown. The big ticket items—and the most notable— of the $45,000 project were the wood floor refinishing, new tile in the lobby and restrooms, and new paint throughout the interior. The stage and smaller rooms were also improved; and pressure washing freshened the Hall’s building exterior, canopy, sidewalks and curbs, as well as all of the sports areas. The tile replaced in the Hall was original to the building’s construction in 1986. “We’ve had this project on our replacement schedule for some time,” said Lyn Reitz, community manager. “It became critical when a water leak caused some floor damage. Our seven-member South Campus crew did all the work except the floors.” Reitz noted that this was the first time the building has been closed for any significant time, and it did disrupt a few large events. Barbara Gingrich, Oldies But Goodies president, said the club cancelled its July dance and shifted its August dance and picnic dates. “Our dancers are overwhelmed with how beautiful the dance floor is, and we are all amazed that the

floor is shiny but not slippery. They understand why the shutdown was necessary,” she said. Monday Night Bingo was cancelled during the closure. President Janet Love said they gave the players plenty of notice and there wasn’t much grumbling. This was only the third time bingo has been disrupted in the 34 years it has been at Community Hall. Atrium Tile to be Replaced The floor of the Central Campus Atrium is the next big project. New tile—with a price tag of $42,000—is part of the facelift that began a year or so ago with new paint, furniture and accessories. The tile is being installed during a partial shutdown of the building September 26 – October 10. Reitz said that the new floor will update the overall appearance, and it will also eliminate potential falls since the old tile is cracking and shifting. The CA Replacement Fund is paying for the improvements at both locations. It is funded by a portion of member dues set aside for replacement of big ticket items. It’s different from the Capital Fund which receives the $1,200 fee from new home sales. That fund pays for major projects involving construction, such as the Fitness Center and new pool area locker rooms.

ADVENTURES IN AMERICAN JAZZ: The “Adventures in American Jazz” will be presented by the Sarasota Jazz Project, Sunday, October 3, 2:30 – 4:30 at Community Hall in Sun City Center. A new and exciting 17-piece professional jazz ensemble will perform both contemporary and classic music from the American Songbook: Take the “A” Train, Tapestry in Blue, Just in Time, Polka Dots and Moonbeams ... a special vocal tribute to Frank Sinatra ... and more! Open to public. Tickets on sale at C.A. office for $8/person or $10 at the door. Reserved seats. Cash/check only. ENTERTAINMENT SERIES TICKETS GO ON SALE: A great season is planned! Sundays include Fernando Varela, Silver Bells & Diamonds, New Odyssey, The Temptations Tribute Show (plus Patrick and Matilda) and RazzMa-Tazz. The Friday dance/shows are Direct Effect, the HubCaps, the Satellites and Caliente`. SCC residents can buy either series ($70/person) starting October 11, then series sales open to all others October 18. Showcase included free with purchase of series. Individual show sales begin November 1. Brochures available at Kiosk, C.A. office, Community Hall and KP North Clubhouse. THE CRYSTALS with Rocky and the Rollers: Remember Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, He’s a Rebel, Uptown and more? This is a Friday night dance/show and will be held at Community Hall on Friday, January 2, 2011. Tables of 10. $20/person. Tickets go on sale now. OPERAS COMING TO SCC: For you opera buffs, the St. Petersburg Opera Company will perform three operas here next year... January 16 - Preview to Rigoletto; April 10 - Opera’s Greatest Hits; and June 5 - the Power of Puccini: Preview to Madama Butterfly. All shows are on Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m. I will run these three operas as a “mini-series.” If you buy tickets (reserved seats) to all three, the cost will be $25. Otherwise, each individual opera ticket will be $10. Keep your eyes open for flyers put “out and about” in October announcing the dates tickets will go on sale (probably mid-November). KIOSK CLOSURE: Due to renovations taking place, the Atrium Kiosk will be closed until October 10. The location of ticket sales during this period for C.A.-sponsored events and other club events that were scheduled at the Kiosk are posted on the entry doors to the Atrium. Thanks for your patience.

–Questions? Judy Schings (813) 642-2001

Yuletide Golf Cart Parade

We are pleased to tell you that our friends in Kings Point will be joining in the fun. Their board has agreed to share expenses and to help collect gift certificates for prizes. Registration dates and deadlines will be featured in the November issue. Please know that at least 50% of the cart should be decorated and that signage is limited to two (2) standard-size poster boards. It’s believed that golf carts with only an advertising sign and a few decorations such as a wreath or bow are not showing the true spirit of the holiday parade. –Anne Cross


The News of Sun City Center


October 2010



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

Price reduced $5,000! This expanded TWINTREE features a very open plan with 1756 sq ft. Beautiful custom window treatments, upg carpeting and new vinyl. Painted in and out in 09 make this your next year round or winter retreat. Enjoy all the amenities in this conveniently located home.

This favorite TRADEWINDS model features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Located in Caloosa Estates on the private golf course with water too. You will enjoy the very large pool in this one owner home. Call for an apptand be impressed.

Don’t miss this popular HAMPTON model home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a park like setting within close proximity to the North clubhouse and amenities. Newer hurricane rated thermal double pane windows and front door, CPVC plumbing and newer appliances.

1918 EAST VIEW DRIVE $260,000

502 FALLOW COURT $53,900

1611 BENTWOOD DRIVE $125,000

Immaculate updated DEDHAM model features laminate flooring, ceramic tile, newer appl inc Double door refrigerator with bottom freezer. Kitchen features newer Oak cabinets with pull-out shelves. Home is located in Club Manor POA where $236. Qrtly covers lawn care.

319 GREEN MANOR DRIVE $113,900

1934 33rd St. SE (Ruskin)


Family-friendly mobile home/RV park

1705 Cloister Dr.



Twintree-Lovely Home Near Caloosa Glf.

102 NW 22nd St. (Ruskin)


Little Manatee River, 4.17 acres

2015 Sifield Greens Way


$ 99,900

Haddington-Waterfront,Seller says Sell !



1.28 Acre on River, Value in Land

2415 Nantucket Field Way 2/2

$ 99,500

Concord-Cul-de-sac,updated appliances

2023 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. 2/2


Custom Islander-Pool, Spa, Waterfront

11553 Captiva Kay Dr.


$ 95,000

Located on pond, lrg upgraded kitchen

1918 East View Dr.



Tradewinds-Golf, Water and large Pool

712 Riviera Dr.


$ 92,000

DW37-New roof ’08, new a/c unit

1909 East View Dr



Tradewinds-Spacious home, Private Golf

1761 Atrium Dr.


$ 89,900

Somerset I-Furnished, many upgrades

2003 Wedge Ct.



Islander-Water, greatroom, lrg utility rm

818 Oakmont Ave.


$ 89,000

DW37-roof and CHA’08, screen porch

1916 East View Dr.



Villager-Water view,pool,split bdrm plan

2507 Lambdin Dr.


$ 79,900

Sunrise-completely renovated,replumbed

10905 Hoffner Edge Dr.



On Golf Course, pool, & well maintained

1108 Beach Blvd.


$ 78,000

T-2 Great Curb Appeal, Newer Appls.

1615 Oracle Dr.



Miller Home-Pool, greatroom floorplan

1535 Chevy Chase Dr.


$ 69,900

Sparkle Plenty Lives Here !!

715 Camellia Greens



Heather-Cul-de-sac On Golden Pond

2005 Heathfield Cr.


$ 69,900

Brentwood II-Upgrades, new kitchen

1509 Bunker Hill Dr.



DW54-Lake view, exercise pool home

2419 Lancaster Dr


$ 68,900

Sunrise-Fresh paint, new roof & more.

2020 El Rancho Dr.



Atrium-Water view,newer appliances

211 Glenellen Pl.


$ 67,500

Hampton-park-like views, screened patio

1702 Cloister Dr.



Twintree Exp-On Water, move-in ready!

702 Brockton Pl. E.


$ 62,000

DeSoto- newer roof ’07; plumbing ‘03

633 Masterpiece Dr.



Madeira Exp.-Golf Course & Water

207 Islip Way


$ 59,900

Keystone-Priced to Sell! Great location!

717 Fox Hills Dr



Custom-Golf, Water, Bonus Rm, & more

1534 Council Dr


$ 48,000

T-1-Neat as a pin, close to all amenities

1207 Wild Feather Ln.



Twintree-Move-in condition,open backyd

1801 Bedford Ln. B38


$ 46,000

Mansard-Encl. lanai, new appls. ‘08

641 Ft. Duquesna Dr.



Custom-Updated, 2 lrg master suites

2248 Greenhaven Dr.


$ 39,900

Stuart Sharp as a Tack,Bright & Upbeat

1520 Danbury Dr.



DW52-Everything new, custom kitchen

1906 Canterbury Ln. L1


$ 37,800

Stuart-Good Location-Needs TLC

1211 Wildfeather Lane



Twintree-Park like Setting, Move-in Now!

1907 Canterbury Ln #13


$ 35,000

Stuart-End unit, CPVC plumbing

644 Masterpiece Dr.



Melbourne-park-like view,encl lanai

1902 Dandridge St. D21


$ 35,000

York- Compact,nice layout

1502 Bunker Hill Dr.



DW54-Move-in condition,corner lot

401 De Grasse Pl. #5


$ 33,000

York-Nicely furnished,16x8 lanai w/CHA

806 Manchester Woods



Malibu-Bonus room, 2 porches & more.

2202 Clubhouse Dr. #174


$ 28,000

Gable I-Move-in ready – “cream puff”

833 Manchester Woods Dr. 2/2


Cornell-Florida room, very large kitchen

1015 River Dr. SW




$ 975. UNFURN – NEW

2016 Hullhouse


Brentwood 1


306 Stroll



$ 995 Split BR – NICE

2415 Nantucket Field



$1,600 Side by side rentals

A 1622 Faxton



$ 995 Split - SHARP

1309 Idlewood Dr



$1,600 Spacious on Golf

201 Bedford D-89



$ 695 Nicely Updated

2012 Heathfield



$1,600 Mbr-King--Water

1309 Idlewood



$1,000 Nicely Furn Golf

660 Allegheny


Adventurer 2

$1,600 Glass Lanai-Golf

842 McCallister



$1,100 Unfurnished

1301 Beach Blvd



$1,600 Swan Lake beauty

U 1730 Council Drive


Exp T-2

$1,200 Located on S Lake

1320 New Bedford



$1,600 Nice Furn + Den

A 2521 Lynx 1207 Peterborough Cir L 2709 Lancaster - 2718 Lancaster Dr



$1,200 his/her DENS (2)

2022 W Del Webb



$1,600 Scn Porch-Water




$1,200 Pond Loc, Scr Rm

1601 Brookton Green



$1,600 Tile Thruout



$1,200 Golf-Unfurn/Tile

2125 Meadowlark



$1,700 Split Bedrooms


Exp Sunrise

$1,200 Stainless Appls

324 Faircross Circle



$1,700 Sharp as a Tack

1512 Council



$1,200 Sharp as a Tack

1010 Augusta Dr




205 Andover E118



$1,200 Furn or Unfurn

1214 Wildfeather



$1,800 Waterft-Enc Lanai

1306 Burbank



$1,200 Addl small Bedrm

513 Princeton Grns



$1,800 2 Story W Loft

617 LaJolla



$1,400 Cozy & Comfy

2457 Nottingham Grns



$1,950 Golf w/scn Porch

2316 Gainsborough Lp



$1,500 Exp Living Rm

2427 E Del Webb



$1,950 Lovely Pond Loc

401 Gladstone



$1,550 Enc Lanai-Glf-Vew



Avail Jan/Feb

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


October 2010

mid-August with the following recommendations that were accepted by the Board on September 8: 1) Increase the publicity prior to the actual vote so everyone will understand where and when the voting will take place. The result will be two new signs very much like those used for the past decade to promote FunFest. 2) New voting hours will be extended to cover two days and one evening. The first day for voting will be Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in the Sandpiper Room in the Atrium Building from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Please note the new opening at SEVEN a.m.! And, for the first time, the evening voting hours will be held on Wednesday, December 1, with the polls open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Community Hall (1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd). 3) Official Absentee Ballots will be printed in the November edition of The NEWS of Sun City Center. All you will need do is to cut out the ballot, fill out your name, address and CA Number where indicated, mark it according to your voting choices, fold it, and either bring it to the CA office, drop it in the mail slot next to the front door at 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd, or just add a 44¢ stamp and mail it in. The voter will tape the ballot closed in the two places printed on the ballot to assure privacy. The ballot will be printed so that, when properly folded, the proper mailing address will show.


Prevention, Protection and Solving Civil Disputes By Deputy Chris Girard


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The News of Sun City Center

Recently I worked two cases in which a resident’s loss of money could have been prevented with a little bit of preparation and communication before money changed hands. In the first scenario, a homeowner hired a contractor to trim his trees. The individual trimmed some branches, received payment for the service and explained to the homeowner that he needed to go pickup his truck and removal crew. The tree trimmer never returned. The resident was left with a yard full of limbs and was out of pocket the money for a job never completed. In this case, because there was no contract signed and the worker was not properly licensed or bonded, the case became a civil matter. Yes, the homeowner was cheated, but without proper business credentials and no

legal agreement, the case could not be criminally charged. There is help for this homeowner, but in civil court. More on that in a bit. In the second scenario a woman hired an in-home nurse to help with her husband’s medical care and to help her around the house with cleaning, grocery shopping and whatnot. Because the woman wished to save some money, she did little checking before hiring the caregiver. Unfortunately, the caregiver did a poor job and, after receiving money for services not yet rendered, left. When the cheated woman contacted the Sheriff, the only name she had to give us was the false one the caregiver had offered. Again, we could not pursue the case as a criminal matter. Unfortunately, because the victim had nothing to go on but a false name, her chances in civil court were also very slim. Here are few tips that will help keep you from becoming a victim of this type of scam: • Only consider representatives from reputable companies you can track via name, phone number, address and/or website • Only hire properly licensed, bonded and insured contractors • Contact the Better Business Bureau at 1.800.525.1447 to check up on the prospect

• I n s i s t o n a n d c h e c k references, ask specifically what work was done • Insist on seeing a prospective s e r v i c e p e r s o n ’s d r i v e r s o r occupational license. This is not rude. In fact, some professions keep their licenses publically posted If you end up in a civil dispute over work, or in a landlord-tenant issue or have a dispute with a neighbor that you are unable to successfully arbitrate, we strongly recommend the Southshore Community Justice Center. This free service is sponsored by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court and will assist you in civil matters. Call them at 813.672.7442. Other important numbers to have on hand both before and after you hire someone or have a dispute with a neighbor include: Seniors Versus Crime (813.634.8666), the Consumer Protection Agency (813.903.3430) and Bay Area Legal Services (813.232.1343). Prevention is the best deterrent, so I strongly recommend that you follow the steps above before hiring anyone to do anything for you. But, if you find yourself in a civil matter, do not hesitate to call the numbers above. All are non-profit community services working every day to see justice done. Be safe out there!


The News of Sun City Center

October 2010

Samaritan Services By Uta Kuhn Samaritan Services had its beginnings as a Coordinating Council headed by Frank Riggs. His objective was to try to meet the needs of Sun City Center residents living alone who could no longer drive or did not want to drive. This meant that there would be a service available to them that would take them to doctor appointments, shopping, local entertainment, hairdresser, pick up a prescription, etc. and all at NO CHARGE. Another objective of the Council was to help those who needed financial assistance to help pay for prescriptions. Those who needed financial aid could apply for a loan to help defray those expenses. Today this service is still available and has been expanded to meet any financial needs. The Council started with just two receptionists in an office that was located in a very small space. Clients called the office and requested a driver to take them to their destination and in turn the receptionist would call the driver to set up the ride. In the early stages of the Council, those drivers actually used their own vehicles. In 1983, through fundraising efforts, the organization was able to acquire vehicles for the drivers to use. Some of that funding came from the Interfaith Council, The Community Foundation and, in later years, the Samaritan Ball.

....lending a helping hand Today Samaritan Services owns and operates seven cars, the oldest one a 2007 model. Clients can request transportation to such destinations as Brandon, Bradenton, etc. Five vehicles are available for this service. Two vehicles are available to handle transportation here in Sun City Center and Kings Point. This arm of the organization is called SCC Ride and is provided five days a week Monday through Friday. Samaritan Services is made up of all volunteers, one paid receptionist, and a Board of Directors, with Doris Ragland in charge of overseeing everything. Doris has been with Samaritan Services for several decades and was personally instrumental in starting an Alzheimer’s Support Group. Its function is to provide support to caregivers of those who are dealing with the care of a spouse/ loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Lutheran Church. A caregiver can also be given “respite care” by having the loved one placed in an Assisted Living facility for up to seven days, or to have someone from a home health agency provide in-home help. In this same vein, there is also what is called “companion care” where volunteers relieve the caregiver for an hour or two so they can attend to personal matters. Another service available to residents is “Meals on Wheels.” This

is a service coordinated through the efforts of Marian Smoker of South Bay Hospital and members of the GFWC Woman’s Club. It serves to provide meals to those who are unable to prepare regular, nutritious meals for themselves. Again, everyone involved in all of these services is a volunteer. Samaritan Services has come a long way since its inception and is certainly a vital part of this community. If you have some spare time and would like to “lend a helping hand,” they would love to hear from you. Call the office at 634-9283 and they’ll be happy to talk to you. Monetary contributions are always welcome. No Matter Where You Live,

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Manatee Memorial Hospital Keeps the Beat Going Strong Surgery Can Correct Potentially Dangerous Heart Condition The mitral valve, located between the upper- and lower-left chambers of the heart, is susceptible to problems. When it doesn’t close all the way, it can leak a small amount of blood. This condition is known as mitral valve regurgitation. To correct this condition, surgeons at Manatee Memorial can access the mitral valve through the breastbone and repair the valve to create a tighter seal. This procedure may require a threeto five-day hospital stay. “Patients who have successful mitral valve surgery dramatically increase their life expectancy, so they’re on par with someone with a completely normal heart,” says Alessandro Golino, MD, Chief of Surgery at Manatee Alessandro Golino, MD Memorial and a cardiothoracic Trained by renowned cardiac surgery pioneer surgeon who specializes in mitral Denton Cooley, M.D. valve repair. Dr. Golino had a 100 percent success rate for mitral valve surgery from January 2009 through December 2009.* Nationally, the overall success rate for mitral valve repair is less than 60 percent. *According to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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They Asked Our Opinion


A Civil Chat Between the Left and Right

Network Hostess Farai Chideya, with Senior Producer Suzie Lechtenberg (holding the microphone) chat informally with Sun City Center residents in the Sandpiper Room early in September. You wouldn’t think this would The topics ranged from be possible! Picture a lady from New protecting wildlife to finding ways York hosting a dozen Sun City Center to educate our youth in the way residents in a room with registered government works. One of the Republicans, registered Democrats participants mentioned going to a and a few Independents, being nearby high school just to see how encouraged to express their views on their civics books are slanted these any topic of national interest! Now days only to get a blank stare from maybe it was the delicious muffins school administrators when the word that were passed around, but when “civics” was raised. Immigration it was over, everyone agreed that we was a heated topic with many areas ought to do this again to find more of agreement between the two ways to discuss what the others are factions in the room, including thinking and why. a recognition that business and The occasion was a visit by industry won’t support cutting off the Public Insight Radio Network illegal immigration because they hostess Farai Chideya and was all rely on such labor to get so many arranged by CA Board Member of their jobs done at a cost they can Bob Black and a producer from that afford. The group concluded that network. Ms. Chideya has been a a way must be found for people familiar face and name to viewers crossing our borders to be able to of CNN and other news-talk media identify themselves for employment outlets over the years. She came to purposes, if not for future citizenship. Sun City Center just to get the views The informal program ended of senior citizens on whatever they with the recognition that ways wished to say. Representatives of the must be found to lead our younger local Republican and Democratic generations toward the American Clubs, and others in a few local Dream ... optimism, freedom and stores, took part in the program accepting individual responsibility. coordinated by PR Chairman Paul –John Bowker Courter.


50/50 Raffle Tickets

R a ff l e t i c k e t sales for the 50th Anniversary Celebration have been brisk. If this were a horse race, we would be at the top of the stretch and heading home. We have reached approximately 60% of our $5000 goal. Our success has been due to the hard work of our many volunteers. They sit Mon. thru Fri. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium, just outside the double doors leading to the dance studio. The money raised by the raffle will help offset some of the expenses incurred during next year’s festivities. By pitching in a little bit now, we hope to keep the prices of the events low enough that everyone can enjoy them. If you buy a raffle ticket you are already a winner with the fun you will have at all of the events. However, if your ticket is drawn you could win $1,250 for 1st, $750 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd place. Not bad, and your odds are a lot better than winning the Florida Lotto! We hope to reach our goal in the next few weeks, so we can have the drawing on Meet The Candidates’ Night in late November. If you have bought a ticket, THANK YOU and if you haven’t, there is still some time to help get us home. NOTE: The opening day of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, including the parade, has been changed to May 1, 2011.

The News of Sun City Center

October 2010

Politics Made Easy...?...

Community Seminar on the Proposed Amendments to the Florida State Constitution

Are you well-informed of the proposed amendments to the Florida State Constitution that will be on the November 2, 2010 ballot? Do you understand the pros and cons of voting for or against these amendments? If you do not understand the impact these amendments will have on you as a voter, taxpayer and resident of Greater Sun City Center, you want to be sure to attend an educational seminar to be held on Thursday, October 14, at 2 p.m. in Community Hall located at 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. This free nonpartisan educational seminar, open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Woman’s Club, Men’s Club and Forum Club (all in SCC). The speaker will be Mickey Castor, president of the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Therefore, questions concerning these amendments will be entertained by the speaker but no discussion concerning political parties or candidates will be allowed. The League of Women Voters of Florida has recently published a Pro/Con Guide to help inform and educate voters on these proposed amendments. It is planned to have copies of this guide available at this seminar.

A s a r e m i n d e r, t h e s i x amendments that are presently on the November ballot are: > Amendment No. 1 proposes the repeal of the provision in the State Constitution that requires public financing of campaigns of candidates for elective statewide office who agree to campaign spending limits. > Amendment No. 2 proposes additional homestead property tax exemption for deployed military personnel. > Amendment No. 4 proposes the requirement that our Board of County Commissioners must subject the adoption and amendment of county comprehensive land use plans to vote by referenda. This includes the Greater Sun City Center Community Plan. > Amendments No. 5 and No. 6 concern redistricting. In short, these amendments are a result of the Fair Districts effort and are intended to set standards for drawing legislative districts after each census to reduce gerrymandering. >Amendment No. 8 proposes a revision of the 2002 voter-mandated class size requirements to current levels to provide more scheduling flexibility and budgetary relief for Florida’s public school districts. The approval or disapproval of these amendments will, in various ways, have an impact on all residents

in Greater Sun City Center so be sure to attend this seminar to be held on Thursday, October 14, at 2 p.m. in Community Hall. For additional information or questions, call 634-7777. –Paul Wheat

Emergency Squad Resumes Transports

Chief Michael Jackson of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad announced today that starting October 1, 2010, the Emergency Squad would resume ambulance transports out of the hospital. This service was curtailed during the summer months due to staffing limitations. Chief Jackson said “Now that many of the Squad’s winter residents are returning to town, the Emergency Squad is once again able to offer to residents of Sun City Center gurney transportation out of the hospital.” The Chief noted that van transportation from the hospital has continued uninterrupted during the summer months. Chief Jackson also said that it was nice to be almost back to full staffing.


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Fall in love with FREEDOM PLAZA Join us for our Fall Festival and Craft Show

Get a jump on your holiday shopping by attending our Freedom Plaza’s Fall Festival and Craft Show. If you prefer, you can begin with a tour of our community, featuring a condominium lifestyle with all the benefits of long-term care through Life Care protection. Visit some of our residents’ homes and note the spaciousness of our Golf View Terrace apartments as well as each apartment’s own garage and golf cart. • Browse a variety of crafts and hidden treasures • Tour our condo-style two bedroom apartments • Learn how you can save up to 30% off a spotlight apartment today • Entertainment, fall activities and pie baking contest • Support the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Emergency Services with a purchase of a hot dog, chips and soda for only $2

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Club Happenings 1 Big Band Club Dance Season Starting Soon

Season ticket applications are now available for the 2010-2011 dance season. Season tickets are $59 per person which includes a $5 membership fee and covers the eight dances from October through April. Come join us for a fun-filled season of dancing to the music of Sun City Center’s own live 18-piece Swing Band playing the “Music Of Your Life” from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. To reserve a table for the season, all you have to do is get eight or ten of your friends together to join at the same time, and this way you will have a table waiting for you at each dance. If you’re new in town and haven’t met a lot of people yet, don’t worry, we’ll match you up with other individual couples so you can also get a reserved table. Dance dates for the 2010-2011 season are: October 23, November 20, December 18, January 29, February 12, March12, April 9 and April 30.

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Photo Club

Jeff Brown will be the featured speaker at the Sun City Center Photo Club meeting on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. Mr. Brown will talk about the advantages of shooting with the RAW format for more creative flexibility. This presentation is for anyone who wants to know more about the photographic process and about how to improve your photos using a feature that is available on many cameras. Community members and guests are welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room with a tutorial presenting tips and techniques for photographers. After a short business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will begin. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at http://www.photoclubscc. com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2010 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. –Vicki Breaugh

All dances are held at Community Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. The dress code is jackets for men “HARVEST TIME” (ties optional) and dressy attire for SQUARE DANCE the ladies. Not only is it the beautiful For information or an month of October, but it also is the application, call Mike at 634-5512. month that we show our appreciation –Charles Bostick of bountiful America and harvest time. That’s exactly what the Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club is going to do–celebrate this Laff*A*Lot Club time of the year with a “Harvest Time” Mainstream/Plus square dance on Friday, October 8. Club members will provide fruit/vegetable dishes to satisfy the dancers’ appetites, and the club will supply the apple cider to quench their thirst. These Special Dances, along with the club’s regular Friday night Mainstream/Plus dances, are held in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Pre-Rounds 7- 7:30 p.m. Mainstream/Plus Dance 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Callers: Art Springer Outgoing president of Laff*A*Lot and Gary Brown alternate on Friday Club, Helen Cooper and incoming nights. Pat Hagen cues. The club will hold its annual President Ivan Abramm. square dance Open House on The group meets every second Friday of the month at the Heritage Tuesday, November 16, 7-9 p.m., Room at the ‘east side’ of the Atrium at Community Hall. The Open House building (next to the back door to the is held to introduce new dancers, Florida Room). Come at 1:30 p.m. and and experienced dancers who have join us for light refreshments and a few not danced in awhile, of the great good laughs. If you can’t tell a joke; fun, meeting new friends, and the just read it ... or just come and watch. tremendous health benefits of square This is like free “medicine” and it is dancing. Classes will actually begin good for your health! Laughter releases on Tuesday, November 23, in Room endorphins in your brain which makes 3 of Community Hall. Times of the you feel better. We all have aches and classes will be announced early pains and need to relax as much as November. possible. It’ll help keep you young! If Square Dancers: come join us you are one of those folks who can tell a joke really well, you might pick-up for this Special Dance and every some new ‘material.’ Friday night for great dancing, Never any dues, but fun and funny fellowship and refreshments. ‘prizes.’ If you have questions, call Ivan For further information call Sue at 633-9835. And we’ll see you Friday, at 633-8780 or Gail at 633-1297. October 8 at 1:30 at the Heritage room! –Dick Schultz

October 2010

“Fiddler” to Play at Rollins Theater

Joseph Stein, author of the Broadway musical, “Fiddler On The Roof,” congratulates actor Lew Resseguie on his starring role as Tevye in a 1971 tour of “Fiddler” by the American Musical Theater.

“I saw the seventh Tevye of the world.” That’s the extraordinary praise “Fiddler On The Roof” author Joseph Stein had for actor Lew Resseguie’s portrayal of the beleaguered milkman in a 1971 production of “Fiddler” by the American Musical Theater. Resseguie has reprieved the role many times since then and will again take up the character next month at the Rollins Theater when the Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center presents “An Evening with Fiddler On The Roof.” Ellen Kleinschmidt, a leading community theater singer and actor, co-stars as Tevye’s sharp-tongued

and forbearing wife, Golde, who struggles with him to raise five daughters against the weight of poverty, the uncertainties of a changing world, and the threat of antiSemitic pogroms in pre-revolution Tsarist Russia. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler On The Roof” has entertained and inspired audiences around the world with its universal themes and its songs of joy and heartbreak by composer Jerry Bock and lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, including “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Miracle of Miracles” and “Do You Love Me?” Produced by Barbara Brtva with a large cast and original set, “An Evening With Fiddler On The Roof” is an abridged version of the Sholom Aleichem story. Dates at Sun City Center’s Rollins Theater: Oct. 28, 29, 30, Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are on sale through October 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at The Rollins Theater and, beginning Oct 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at the SCC Atrium Ticket Kiosk. Credit Card orders: 813-642-0606.

Men’s Club to Meet October 20

Shown l to r are president of the Men’s Club Peter Walker, guest speaker Nancy Williams and Dr. Ken Barringer, Men’s Club member who introduced Williams.

At a recent monthly meeting of the Men’s Club of Sun City Center, the featured speaker was Mrs. Nancy Williams. Using a PowerPoint slide presentation, she shared pictures and information about the Hillsborough Correctional Institution. Williams has volunteered at this first in the Nation faith-based/character building prison since 2004. She spoke on her teaching, mentoring and sports ministry with the lady inmates.



Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will be the featured speaker at the October 20 luncheon meeting of the Men’s Club. Since the club’s formation in1962, there have been 45 past presidents. They will be honored at this meeting, with many of the more recent ones in attendance. This luncheon meeting ($12) will be held in Community Hall, beginning at 11:30 a.m. This is a “Members and Invited Guests only” event. Membership information can be obtained from Jerry Mahoney at 633-2879. Reservations are required.

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Weavers Club

Academy of Ballroom Dance Club Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Members free, guests $5. Coffee, cookies and door prizes at intermission. Dressy casual, BYOB. Ms. Bernice Dubro-May will be teaching a Swing lesson at 6:15 p.m. for $2.50 per person. Info: call Charlie Brown at 642-9817

The Weavers’ October 13 meeting “Oktoberfest” will be in the Sandpiper Room at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be $7 (including Bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad). Sign up and pay in the Weavers room by October 6 before noon. Entertainment will be provided by Larry Lundeen playing the accordion and leading a sing-along.

Weaving classes will start at 9 a.m. on October 18 in the weaving classroom next to the Rollins Theater. Cost of the class will be $25 and includes lessons and yarn for a sampler and one project (scarf). Looms will be provided. Sign up on the sheet in the front of the room in the weaving room and Charlene will contact you. Any questions, call Charlene Roberts at 634-2651or e-mail her at (put weaving in the subject line).

Dance Open House Oct. 31


Want to know the difference between Rumba and Swing, Mambo and Cha Cha, etc.? And are there really steps for Slow Dance? You can learn on October 31, 2 to 4 p.m. at Community Hall. The Academy Dance Club is sponsoring an open house to show SCC and Kings Point residents just how stimulating (mentally and physically) dancing can be. It will be a fun FREE afternoon with demonstrations, lessons, refreshments and socializing. Casual dress. Info contact: 633-3205.

Bernice May leads Slow Dance steps in a recent class.

British Connection

The British Connection of Sun City Center will start its 2010-2011 season on Thursday, November 11, for Trivia Night from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Florida Room of the Sun City Center Atrium. (Doors open at 5:45.) All residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point are welcome. BYOB and a main course dish to share for six. Dessert, salad, tea, coffee and setups will be provided. Contact Helen Roberts at 633-6008 for reservations NO LATER THAN Saturday, November 6. Tickets are $5 per person for members and $7 per person for non-members. Make checks payable to The British Connection and mail to Helen Roberts, 206 Stoneham Court, Sun City Center, FL 33573. –Anita Edwards Farney

THE FUNSQUAD IS BACK October 22 4th Friday

Our Fourth Friday gathering around the Atrium Pool (Northside) 5 p.m.till? Cost $3. Come enjoy a sub, chips, and cookies. Suzy will be there for your dancing and listening pleasure. Bring/wear your bathing suit for a swim if you wish.

Projects made this summer that were brought to the last meeting are proudly displayed by their crafters: Back Row (l to r) Bonnie Reeves, Florence Cawein, Claire Jackle, Bill Watson. Front Row: Charlene Roberts, Audrey Pomrenke, Margaret Kuss, Pat Looper.

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Billiards Club Starts Beginner Classes

By Judy Stimson Tucked in between the Visitor Information Center and the Rollins Theater, the Billiards Club sports nine tables and 150 members. The most popular six tables are the 8-foot pocket billiard tables, followed by the 10-foot no-pocket billiard table, 10-foot snooker table, and a bumperpool table. While a smoke-filled and liquor-flowing bar pool room may come to mind, this is a clean, smoke- and liquor-free atmosphere with convenient, near-by restrooms. Membership consists of about 85% men and 15% women, although more and more women are represented in the newcomers. There is a wide range of skill levels from novice to tournament-grade, including two men and one woman with tournament experience. The club’s most recent efforts are focused on beginners. Each month on the second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and second Thursday at 1 p.m., a one-hour Beginners’ Billiards class is held. The content of the class includes an introduction to the club room and tables, and how to hold the cue stick, use the bridge, rack the balls, hit the white ball, and use the rails. The one-hour class wraps up with 1-on1 mentoring from an experienced player. The class is free, and while most people join the club before the class, anybody can attend and use the class to decide if they want to join. Annual dues are only $10 per year and include all the supplies you need – the table, cue stick, bridge, cue chalk, and 24-hour access to the room. The inaugural class consisted of three people, including Kathy and Bob Ake, six-year Sun City Center residents. While Bob had played pool a few times 20 years ago, they had not played as a couple until a recent visit to St. Augustine where their hotel complex had tables. When they returned to Sun City Center, they contacted the CA Office to find out if a Billiards Club existed, then just stopped in and knocked on the door. Things took off from there.

Kathy and Bob Ake practice their skills learned at the Beginners’ Billiards class. Photo by Judy Stimson.

After joining the club and taking the class, the Akes have played at least six times in a couple of weeks. Kathy commented that “it is good exercise. I need to strengthen my core and improve my balance and pool does all that.” Bob added, “We have met some really nice people that are willing to share and have taught us a lot.” Pool is a low-impact activity that also improves hand-eye coordination. It also enables activity out of the weather. Most people play 8-Ball pool with either two or four people as twoperson teams, with one team being stripes and the other team being solids. The object is to sink all your seven balls and then the 8-ball last to win. If you sink the 8-ball before then, you lose. Individuals also can play alone, working their way through all the balls in numerical order followed by the 8-ball. A different three-person game is also possible with each person taking a range of five numbered balls (1-5, 6-10, 11-15) and whoever sinks their assigned balls first wins. Upon entering the club, a member signs in and indicates the table number they want. If the table is open, they can just start playing. If nobody is waiting for a table, players can play for an unlimited amount of time, which is usually the case during the summer. If all the tables are taken, play is limited to one hour. During that time, an average of four 8-Ball games can be played. Members can bring up to three guests with them to play at their table at no charge. All guests must be with a member. If an individual wants a pick-up game, the best times are Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., noon or 3 p.m. The only membership meeting is in November to elect officers. As players get more experienced, they usually buy their own cue stick for consistency reasons. The main difference between sticks is weight and type (wood or fiberglass). The price range is huge, but club members noted the low-end $10 wood stick or $20 fiberglass stick from Walmart is sufficient. The key is to make sure the stick will stay straight and not warp. There is locked storage in the club room for a member to keep their stick, which is typically two pieces screwed together. Gloves are also available for sale so the stick slides through your fingers more easily. No baby or talcum powder is allowed in the club in order to keep the dust down and the air clean. If you are interested in the Beginners’ Billiards class or interested in joining the club, call President Rich Wiczalkowski at 633-1927 or Vice President Art Erickson at 699-5428 or email Art at Walk-ins are also welcome!

October 2010

SCC German-American Club Invites Performers

The reason for forming this club 10 years ago was to cultivate and maintain some of the cultural traditions and heritage of the old country, while providing camaraderie and friendship with our neighbors and friends. As one of the larger clubs composed of members from both Kings Point and Sun City Center, the local German Club has several Special Interest Groups. Two of these groups are performing organizations that have been seen at various social functions around our community. The Folk Dance Group, which meets on Friday evenings at 6:45, is a group learning traditional folk dance numbers to waltz and polka tempos, with the couples practicing routines to present colorful, synchronized patterns. Many dances have been modified to make dancing comfortable for the physical abilities

of folks in our community. Following the club’s upcoming Oktoberfest is a great time to begin with this group. The German-American Club Singers group has grown from their beginnings with five singers to their present strength of 35 men and ladies. This group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. to rehearse fourpart music including folk, traditional and some American choral numbers. In recent years the group performs one large concert in December, as well as smaller appearances around the area.. The singers and their local musical leaders, Mr. Lynn Hirschfeld and Ms. Thelma Roggenkemper, heartily welcome any neighbors to join in on the pleasant rehearsals. Knowledge of the language is not necessary. Any Questions, call Judy or Dieter Quitsch at 642-0157

The Hope Fund’s Breakfast and Bingo

Come to Community Hall on Saturday, October 30, between 8:30 and 11 a.m., and enjoy a wonderful breakfast with friends and neighbors. For only $6, you’ll receive a large omelet of your choice (cooked by the best omelet makers in Florida), a bagel and cream cheese or a Danish, orange juice, and coffee or tea. After breakfast, play bingo for cash prizes, if you wish. Bingo cards cost a bit extra. Bingo begins at 9:30. All are welcome! Tickets are available at the door.

Tutor Lyla Egeland helps her pupil with reading. Breakfast and Bingo, which is held twice a year, is a major fundraiser for the Hope Fund for Children. The Fund is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that sponsors and runs programs for at-risk children

who attend the after-school and summer activities at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The children served need an extra boost to help them get a good start in life. The Hope Fund provides mentoring and tutoring, extra help with reading and math, a running program (Marathon Kids) that emphasizes self esteem and physical fitness, a computer lab, field trips, a gardening program, sex and drug classes for older children. The Fund also provides scholarships for those children whose families cannot afford the costs required to send them to the Park. Because we have seen a decrease in property taxes, the cost to attend programs at Bethune Park has tripled. Your help is needed more than ever. By attending Breakfast and Bingo you will help the children. The Hope Fund has no administrative costs. All funds raised go to help the children. Call Carla Miles at 6344268 if you like kids and would like to volunteer an hour a week, or for more information regarding The Hope Fund and/or Breakfast and Bingo. Please note that all of the children speak English. Also, check out the Fund’s website at The next Breakfast and Bingo will be held on April 30, 2011! Save the date! Thank you for your support.

October 2010

Club Happenings 4 THE COMPUTER CLUB

The October 6 meeting of The Computer Club will feature a demonstration of Picasa, a free photo editing software product from Google that makes your pictures look even better. Forrest Rose will tell how to improve your photos and how to share the best of them with friends and family, by merely pressing a button. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Florida Room. Due to remodeling of the Atrium, enter through the Kitchen (east) door. All Sun City Center and Kings Point residents are invited to attend. For membership and meeting information, contact Ilona Merritt at 633-9694.


The Ohio Club is having a “HOBO PARTY” on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in the Florida Room. The doors open and check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. A hobo party is when you dress “down” as much as you feel comfortable and come to the party for a “HOBO” chili dinner. Menu: Three types of chili (beef/turkey/vegetable) corn bread, salad, seasonal pie with topping, ice teas/coffee (reminder... Ohio Club is a BYOB affair). Entertainment will be provided to top off the evening. Sam & Joanne Sudman will be hosting the party. Volunteers are needed for set up, checking in, 50/50 and clean up. The cost is just $12 per member, $14 per guest. Make checks payable to the OHIO CLUB, and deliver or mail checks to: Jim Rottman 2307 Emerald Lakes Dr. (on the north side of SR674). Questions? Call Jim Rottman @ 634-8122. Upcoming events Nov. 27: Ohio vs Michigan football game at Community Hall. The Pizza Man will provide the food as the #2 ranked Buckeyes continue their march to the BCS bowls. Jan 15: “A Black Tie Affair” YOU must wear a black tie... somehow...some formal or be creative!!! Prizes will be awarded for most formal and most creative. Election of officers An evening of food/dancing and entertainment. Plan to bring your family and friends.

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AAUW to Meet October 9

The SCC Chapter of the Am. Assoc. of University Women announces the first meeting of the 2010-2011 season for October 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium Bldg. on North Course Lane. The program will be “All About STEM” presented by Jan McDaniels, Florida State Director of AAUW. STEM is a national, state and local initiative of AAUW that is aimed at increasing the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. AAUW promotes breaking through barriers for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Prospective members and guests are always welcome. Luncheon reservations and membership information can be obtained from President Marcia Fader at 633-9736. –Sandra Dillmuth

SCC Dance Club

SCC Dance Club welcomes you to its Halloween dance on Wednesday, October 20, IF YOU DARE. Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music by: “DJ ~ Darlene” Costumes preferred but not required (casual for others). Prizes to be awarded. Dance exhibition. Guests $5 per person. Singles always welcome. BYOB For more info call: 633-7173



Cynthia Wortmann will be conducting a series of classes on ‘Creating Original Pastel Paintings.’ The classes will explore the use of pastels, a versatile medium and technique that produces finished works of vibrant colors for all types of subject matter. The classes are open to all levels of ability. A signup sheet for the class is posted in the Art Room. Cynthia’s first class will be on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Art Room. Fee for the series of three classes is $30, payable in advance. SCC residency and Art Club membership are required for attendance. For membership information, call Bev Majewski, 633-8325. Call Cynthia at 634-1342 for any additional class information. –Ed Laudano

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A display of small paintings by Virginia Laudano can be seen in The Art Club In Sun City the showcase that is adjacent to the Center has chosen Jean Mitchell as door of The Gallery. The collection includes a variety of subject matter, Artist Of The Month for October including landscapes, florals and 2010. When Jean moved to Sun City Center, she did so with no formal art background. However, she decided to join the Art Club, took part in a few classes with Art Club instructors and realized she had developed a real love for art. After that it was obvious that prior formal art education was not necessary for Jean to produce

abstracts, all done in a range of media, from oils to acrylics. All the works on display are available for purchase, making a unique addition to an art collection or to be given as gifts. A price list is posted inside The Gallery. The small paintings will be in the showcase until the end of October. For any additional, information call Virginia at 6336042. –Ed Laudano

fine artworks. Her oil paintings won awards at the annual SCC Art Club exhibition as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Plant City Strawberry Festival. Jean’s works will be on display during the month of October at SCC Library, SCC Chamber of OIL / EGG Commerce, Wells Fargo Advisors, EMULSION Sun Trust Bank, A-1 Connection CLASSES Realty, South Shore Bank, Welcome The Art Club In Sun City Center Center on Cherry Hills Drive and in is sponsoring a series of classes by the showcase at the front of the Art Virginia Laudano that will deal with Room. the oil/egg emulsion painting technique. –Ed Laudano This is the same technique employed by the old masters that results in paintings of remarkable brilliance and color fidelity. The works lose none of their brilliance as they age, as testified by the classic works of Rembrandt and others. Students in Virginia’s class will learn how to start with a charcoal value drawing, paint lights with egg emulsion, then mix colors and apply thinly over value painting. The first class will be in the Art Room on Monday, October 18, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fee for the series of four classes is $40 payable in advance. Class attendees will be expected to bring certain basic materials to the class. These are listed on the class sign-up sheet posted in the Art Room. SCC residency and Art Club membership are required for attendance. For membership information, call Bev Majewski at 633-8325. Call Virginia at 633-6042 for additional information about the classes. Learn more about Art Club activities at www.

Painting by Viginia Laudano. Photo by Nedra Wilburn


Once again this fall, The Art Club In Sun City Center is offering a series of free art classes beginning in October: 10/4 Cynthia Wortmann: Pastels; 9:30 a.m. to noon ................ 634-1342 10/5 Mike Parker; Oil & Acrylic; 9:30 a.m. to noon ................ 846-2000 10/6 Roberta Snyder; Creative Drawing: 10 a.m. to noon ...633- 1410 10/7 Tom Haverfield; Brush Drawing; 1 to 3 p.m. ........... 633-5043 10/8 Virginia Laudano; Drawing What You See; 9:30 a.m. to noon ...... 633-6042 10/8 Carol Wehrle; Beginner Drawing: 1 to 3 p.m. ........... 633-4516 Each instructor is offering one free lesson, which will afford attendees the opportunity to learn more about a particular art medium and technique and provide an incentive to sign-up for additional classes. SCC residency and membership in the Art Club are required. Club membership fee is $15 per year. For membership information contact Bev Majewski at 633-8325. Classes will be held in the Art Room and, in most cases, materials needed for the lesson will be supplied; however, it is advisable to contact the individual teacher to determine if any specific materials are needed for a particular class. Since class size is limited, be sure to sign up as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the class of your choice. Sign-up sheets are available in the Art Room or contact the individual instructor.


Military Affairs

The Patriots Club sponsored the Sept. 11 “We Shall Never Forget” program. The color (flag) presenters were veterans Richard Wallace and Harry Lascola from MOWW. The United Methodist Church Chancel Choir is shown on stage, as is emcee and singer Bill Barker (on left holding microphone). Other guests included Senator Ronda Storms and Commissioners Kevin Beckner and Al Higginbotham. Photo by Judy Stimson.

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Wounded Warrior Benefit Show October 7

Don’t forget Thursday, October 7, when the combined SCC military veterans, patriotic and service organizations will present a great musical show for the benefit of Wounded Warriors. This benefit will be held in Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd., at 7 p.m. The show will co-star Lily Marlene, who will sing a variety of songs from Broadway melodies to light classics. She will be accompanied by Lotarr Bergeest, a versatile entertainer who also delivers a variety of music from ballads, Broadway to Pops to even opera. Backing up Lily and Lotarr is the ever popular Bob Boyd conducting the 42nd St. Orchestra. State Senator Ronda Storms will be the Master of Ceremonies for the main program. Proceeds from this show will be divided equally and donated directly to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program for the support of the rehabilitation of disabled veterans and to the national Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets for this musical extravaganza are $15 each and are on sale at the SCC CA Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon every weekday. For additional information, call 6339500.

Former USAF Fighter Pilot to Address MOAA at October Meeting Colonel Eugene Morris,USAF (Ret), will be the featured speaker at the October Military Officers Association of America luncheon. Col. Morris flew 302 combat missions over Southeast Asia, which included Laos, North and South Viet Nam and Cambodia. He flew the RF-101 Voodoo and the F4 Phantom. He served two combat tours, the first in 1962-1966 on temporary duty from Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa and the second from Ubon Air Base, Thailand. Col. Morris was awarded 2 Silver Stars, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star and numerous other Air Medals. Col. Morris attended the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama finishing as a “Distinguished Graduate” in 1975. He is also a graduate of Florida State University

and Auburn University, where he received his Masters degree. During his Southeast Asia experience Col. Morris became acutely aware of the politics that were in play that made it unlikely for the American effort to be successful in changing the outcome of the war. His topic will be “The Politics of the Vietnam War as seen by an Air Force fighter pilot.” The presentation and luncheon will be held at the Florida Room in the Sun City Center Atrium Building at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Reservations ($14) should be made by calling 1-877-332-3016 no later than the Sunday prior to the Wednesday meeting. –Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, Ret

Dr. Susan MacManus Addresses MOAA


Van Drivers Needed for DAV Van

Sun City Center has the DAV van that was donated to Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans Hospital by the local DAV Chapter 110. Veterans are transported Monday through Friday, departing SCC at 6:30 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m. This van is for all veterans to use but is NOT wheelchair accessible. To schedule a ride, call 634-0302. A seven (7)-day advance notice is needed. The DAV is in need of volunteers to drive this van. This is a seven-

passenger van and does not require a commercial driver’s license to drive. If you can spare at least one day a month, it will surely help out the veterans of our community. If interested, please contact the chapter commander, Tom Williams, at (813) 777-0914 or email Helmut Haberl at Dr. Susan MacManus, right, is presented with a gift from Maj. Kirk The DAV meetings are held Faryniasz, president of MOAA. Photo by Frank Kepley., every fourth Thursday of the month D r. S u s a n M a c M a n u s a primaries, providing an analysis of in the Caper Room. Lunch is served Distinguished University Professor what happened and what lies ahead at noon; meeting starts at 1 p.m. of Public Administration and on the Florida political landscape. Political Science in the Department Dr. MacManus has appeared of Government and International on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Affairs at the University of South Fox News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, Florida, was the guest speaker at BBC, NHK (Tokyo), Australian The Leathernecks Club of traditional Marine Corps Birthday the Sun City Center Chapter of Television, C-SPAN, National Public Sun City Center, consisting of Cake cutting ceremony. Tickets, $30, the Military Officers Association Radio, and in various print media. former Marines and Navy Corpsmen will be available beginning October of America on September 1 at During the 2000 and 2004 election assigned to Marine units, is 10, 2010 from club officers Al Klein, the Florida Room in the Sun City season, she served as the political preparing for the Marine Corps 633-0965, Tom Fieldhouse, 634- Center Atrium Building. She is analyst for WFLA NewsChannel Birthday celebration. The event 6764, Jim Glass, 633-4298 or Jim nationally renowned for her expert 8, the Florida News Channel, and commemorating the 235th Birthday Weller 633-6375. and incisive commentary on public WFLA News Radio. of the Marines will be held in the The Leathernecks are directly opinion and intergenerational –Frank Kepley, CAPT, USN, Ret Florida Room, November 5, 2010. responsible for supporting military politics. She discussed the recent Members of all military service families from all service branches organizations, spouses and friends, as through the coupon-clipping well as members of the community program and an active duty Marine in general, are cordially invited. The unit, VMFA-232 (ordinance) now dinner event will begin at 5 p.m. and serving in Afghanistan. includes entertainment along with the

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Military Affairs MOAA Scholarship Fund & Operation Helping Hand Golf Tournament at Freedom Fairways, Sun City Center, FL Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 Fabulous Door Prizes Registration: 7:30 a.m. Putting Contest Tee Time: 8:30 a.m., Shotgun Start, Continental breakfast & lunch Fees: $50 per person Complimentary Beverages & Snacks Lunch Only: $15 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes, and more

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Retired Air Force LtCol Gordon Bassett, previously vice president of the Community Association’s Board of Directors and also formerly commander of the SCC Chapter of MOWW, has now taken on senior positions in the hierachy of MOWW. After being recently elected commander of Region VI, composed of Florida’s nine chapters and the Puerto Rico Chapter, he has been appointed to national MOWW positions in both the General StaffAt-Large and MOWW’s National Security Council as its Vice Chair.

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) national president, Vice Admiral Norb Ryan Jr. USNRet.(L), met local Sun City Center (MOAA) chapter president Major Kirk Faryniasz, USAF-Ret. during a MOAA recruiting and job transition symposium in Jacksonville. MOAA is the nation’s largest and, with nearly 370,000 members, is the most influential association of military officers. It is comprised of active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families from every branch of service. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization, and a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers. The Sun City Center chapter meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Florida Room on the central campus in Sun City Center. Photo Courtesy of Kris Ann Hengle, MOAA.


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Minto Update

Update as of 9/20/2010 • • • • • • •

Model home construction in Kings Point and Renaissance has begun. Minto finalized the lease on the Welcome Center located at the SE intersection of I-75 and SR 674. Look for exterior and interior improvements to be made during the next 60 days. Grand opening for new models and Welcome Center scheduled for late November to early December. The main entry sign on SR 674 has been painted and landscaped. Lights and fountains are operational. The buffer trimming along south side of SR 674 adjacent to the Kings Point clubhouse has been completed. Minto owned vacant lot mowing has occurred and will continue on an ongoing basis. The Ben Sutton School of Golf has terminated their lease. Minto is mowing the property on a regular basis.

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A Little Advice from Consumer Affairs ... By Susan Muise

Plumbing Contractors Plumbing is one of the contractor categories that requires a state and local license that allows them to do general plumbing repairs, drain cleaning, water heater repair and installation, plumbing remodeling, plus work on sewer lines, septic service and pumps. You can avoid having to call a plumber by using some common sense. Don’t pour grease or coffee rounds into the kitchen sink or flush larger items such as hygiene products or disposable diapers down the toilet. Use cold water when operating your garbage disposal, and make sure to use enough water to push the items all the way through. Clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes or lemon wedges. Always read your maintenance manual. Know where your shut-offs are for each sink, toilet and your main valve. If something leaks, or worse yet floods, you can shut the water off quickly and save additional damage. Shut your main water off when you go on vacation so you won’t come back to a difficult or even overwhelming problem. You should also leave a number where you can be reached with a neighbor whenever you go away. We periodically get a call from a resident with neighbors on vacation whose house is flooded. The neighbors did not leave an emergency phone number. What a terrible surprise when the owners return! And, don’t forget to switch off your water heater, too, so your system doesn’t burn out with the water turned off. Clean your clogged shower head with a coarse needle or remove the shower head and soak it in a bowl of vinegar for 24 hours. To check whether your toilet tank is leaking, put a small amount of food coloring into the tank. If the color seeps into the bowl, the ball or flapper of the discharge opening is not tight.

Prevent scalding yourself and lower your electric bill by having your water temperature set between 120 and 125 degrees. Some of our pipes on the outside of our houses are subject to freezing when the temperature drops on those few really cold winter mornings. If your water is not running when you wake up, just take a hair dryer or heat gun to warm up those frozen pipes. Never use a blow torch. Or you can just wait for the sun to warm the pipes up for you, but you should turn your faucet on slightly to help the process. Your best bet is to cover your exposed pipes with pipe insulation before the temperature drops. It’s available at the home improvement stores and is very easily installed. Then you won’t have to freeze your tootsies by going outside or do without your early morning coffee. You can read your water meter before and after a two-hour period of no water being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same way before and after, then you do have a leak somewhere. Hillsborough County will reimburse you up to $150 for installing a low-flow toilet. Contact the Water Department at 2746800, ext. 4385 or go online to and type in “low-flow toilet rebate” in the search field. If you do have to call a plumber, make sure he is licensed and insured. Make sure you have a contract spelling out what he will do and how much he will charge. If you do not have a contract and there are problems with his work, you may not have any recourse against him.

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We Want to Know!!!

Published Authors Residing in SCC

(A continuing column by News Staff writer Marie Wood.)

Tod McGinley It’s a long way from playing ice hockey up North to playing golf in Florida but author Tod McGinley, like most Sun City Center residents, made the trip and is happy about it. Though he does admit there are times when it’s too hot to play golf, he has other things to do on those days. Tod is the author of three books and currently has a poem being set to music with an eye on hitting the country music field. He wrote his first book “Mulligan’s Name was Ambrose” to sell as a fundraiser for the Mary Martha House. When a friend of his was looking for a new way to raise money, Tod volunteered that he had a lot of golf stories that could be made into a book. It was very successful with all of the profits going to this charity. His second book was a tribute to one of his favorite authors of poetry and was called “Emily Dickinson

and Her Irish Friends.” Finally Tod decided to try some poetry himself and this book is called “Hi, Mom, A Young Boy’s Elegy to His Departed Mother.” Tod and his wife Carolee have lived in Sun City Center for 20 years and have three children, five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Tod graduated from Boston College; two of his children live in Connecticut and Massachusetts and one lives in Florida. Tod worked as a salesman before retiring and was a district manager for H.B. Fuller. He has always written, starting in high school when he wrote for the school paper. He still does an occasional column for a local paper. Right now he is hoping his song “The Hurting Days are Over” may open doors for another interest he might pursue in his very active retirement.

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“How do I know if someone is scamming me?” We get so many folks telling us they think they are being or have been scammed. There is really nothing that the CA can do if it’s already happened, but we hope you will not fall prey to scammers in the future. Here are a few things to remember: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!! If they are giving you money but you have to pay money to get their money, watch out! If they say they are your grandchild/niece/nephew and in trouble, check with the family first before sending any money anywhere. If they call and are so very friendly, and you are sad and lonely, just remember that they want your money, not your friendship. If they come to your door, remember you do not have to open it, and we strongly suggest that you don’t open your door to anyone you don’t know. In Hillsborough County, door-to-door solicitors are required to have Solicitors Licenses. Don’t give out your credit card number or any personal information to verify getting a free gift. Watch out for official-looking forms or postcards saying you can win a prize by calling a 900 number. Make sure you know the charges before calling a 900 number. That is not a free service. A caller asking for a charitable donation should be able to send appropriate information in the mail

that you can check out further. Not all people asking for your help are truthful. If something arrives in the mail that you did not order, you don’t have to pay for it, but you should return it to the sender as it is illegal to keep property that is not yours. If you have not opened it, you do not have to pay return postage. Never give cash up front to a salesperson or rely on verbal promises that something will be delivered to you. Our Community Resource Officer Chris Girard tells us that if you are a victim of phone fraud, you should notify the National Fraud Information Center at 1-800876-7060 where the information will be logged into the Federal Trade Commission data base to be investigated nationally. Also, if you are a victim of a fraud, you should immediately notify the three nationwide consumer reporting companies, Equifax: 1-800-5256285, Experian: 1-888-397-3742, TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 and your bank. This will stop further withdrawals or charges from occurring. You should then notify Law Enforcement. Chris is continuing Rob Thornton’s monthly talks on crime and scams at Sun Trust Bank on the third Wednesday at 2 p.m. And please, please, please remember, nothing is free, there is always a cost.

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C. A. R. E.

Liz is a sweet Shepherd mix. She was found just wandering on her own. Liz wags her tail and smiles whenever she is about to get attention. She loves people! To us, she seems like the kind of gal who would like to go for leisurely walks and then sit next to you for an evening of chick flicks. If that sounds like your kind of lady, come and meet Liz! As part of her adoption, she will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: July 2005.

Isabella is a very sweet young female cat. She is a white tabby with grayish white markings. One of our volunteers brought Isabella in rescuing her from a cat colony. She is already fitting in quite well with her fellow felines at the shelter. But Isabella is really looking for a forever home; so get down to the shelter and meet this beautiful lady today! Isabella is spayed and current on her shots. DOB Est. June 2009.

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SCC WGA 18-Hole

League Results, Pictures and More

SCC WGA 9-Hole September 16: Low Putts. Winner: Sandra Hurwitz, 14 putts.

SCC WGA 18-Hole

2nd “BEAT THE PRO” Challenge

August 19: “Revert to PAR - 1 PAR 3 each side”: 1st: DeLores Durm, 62; 2nd: In-Sook Kim, 65. September 2 & 9: “Pick Ur Partner” Shamble-Scramble–2 weeks (WGA sponsored a two-week, pick your partner, competition. Week 1 was a Shamble- 50% of the team’s combined handicap; Week 2 was a Scramble- 50% of the team’s lowest handicap.) Team winners: 1st: Judie Schafers / Jeanie Shively(1)/Jane McGriff (2), 61+68=129; 2nd: Lois Scoppettuolo / Linda Scarbrough, 61 + 68.5 = 129.5. –Judie Schafers


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Renaissance club pro Lisa Lipnicky participates in WGA’s challenge event at Sandpiper.

Our Pro, Lisa Lipnicky (First Assistant Pro at Club Renaissance), challenged the WGA members to beat her score at Sandpiper’s Oaks/ Lakes courses. It was a “chamber of commerce” weather day, although the brisk wind created a challenge for all. Lisa shot a great “74” from the white tees. Five WGA members tied or beat Lisa’s score albeit aided with their handicap: Laura Hammaker, Beverly Heil, Linda Scarbrough, Judie Schafer and Lois Scoppettuolo. A “Special Thanks” to Lisa, for participating and giving us a tough challenge and a great game to remember. Gross/Net Game winners: Low Gross Flight A Judie Schafers 83 B Laura Hammaker 90 Low Net Flight A 1st Lois Scoppettuolo 69 2nd Linda Scarbrough 73 Flight B 1st Beverly Heil 74 2nd DeLoris Durm 77

August 21: Sandpiper: ncoSkins: 1st: Jerry Egger, 8 skins; 2nd:four-way tie @ 4 skins each – Don Koester, Woody Nelson, Bill Poirier & Chip Wood. Low-net: Bill Poirier, 61 (2 skins); Low-gross: Chip Wood, 82 (2 skins). August 26: Riverside – back 9: match: 1st : Ed Weber, 48; 2nd : Bill Poirier, 53. September 1: Summerfield: Individual Skins and lo-net Team. Individual Skins: 1st: Art Swallow, 3 skins; 2nd : two-way tie @ 1 skin each – Woody Nelson & Ed Weber. Individual Low-net: two-way tie @ 79 – Art Swallow & Ed Weber; Low-gross: Ed Weber, 93. Low-net Team: 71, (13 skins) – Swallow, Maki & Nelson 2nd Low-net team, 75 – Kunley, Mowry & Weber. September 3: Buffalo Creek: ncoSkins: 1st: two-way tie @ 6 skins each – Bob Oler & Frank Carlin; 2nd : Jay Sparkman, 4 skins. Lownet: Jay Sparkman, 71 (2 skins); Low-gross: Jay Sparkman, 88. September 4: Sandpiper: Match: 1st: Terry Seipelt, 83; 2nd: Jerry Egger, 84. September 7: Apollo Beach: ncoSkin: 1st: Chip Wood, 8 skins; 2nd: Frank Carlin, 6 skins. Low-net: Chip Wood, 67; Low-gross: Chip Wood, 78. September 9: Renaissance: ncoSkins: 1st: Bill Poirier, 6 skins; 2nd: Jerry Egger, 4 skins. Low-net: Jerry Egger, 68; Low-gross: Jerry Egger, 81. September 11 (“the Towers are remembered”): Sandpiper: ncoSkins: 1st: three-way tie @ 6 skins each – Terry Seipelt, Melanie Higgins & Jerry Egger; 2nd: twoway tie @ 3 skins each – Bob Layer & Dave Diehl. Low-net: Dave Diehl, 74; Low-gross: Terry Seipelt, 86. September 13: Apollo Beach: Match: 1st: Bill Poirier (lo-net & lo-gross); 2nd: Gene Terry.

Hogans League of Sun City Center and Kings Point

October 2010


September 15: Summerfield: Skins: 1st: two-way tie @ 8 skins each – Fred Mayes & Paul Maki; 2nd: Terry Seipelt, 4 skins. Lownet: Paul Maki, 72; Low-gross: Terry Seipelt, 87. September 17: Imperial Lakewoods: Lo-Net: 1st: Art Swallow, 72 (4 skins); 2nd: Bill Poirier, 79. September 18: Sandpiper: ncoSkins: 1st: two-way tie @ 6 skins each – Andy Betz & Woody Nelson; 2nd: three-way tie @ 3 skins each – Jay Sparkman, Dave Diehl & Bob Layer. Low-net: Dave Diehl, 63; Low-gross: Jay Sparkman, 88. Jane Fischer (right) was presented –Art Swallow with an award by Pat Persons (left) for her hole-in-one at a Sept. 9 luncheon. Jane accomplished this feat at the Caloosa Greens Golf Club on E. Del Webb Blvd. on Hole #15 that is listed as a par 4. Photo by Judy Stimson. Not shown: Nick Violetti recorded a hole-in-one on Sept. 7 at the Sandpiper Golf Course (Oaks) on the par-3, 189-yard 8th The Hogans Golf Club announces hole. This event was witnessed the appointment of Andy Betz (l) by Nick’s playing partners Louis as treasurer of the Hogans Board Severa, Don Churchill and Harold of Directors. Shown next to Andy Hodge. are Chip Wood, VP Rich Lucidi and President Art Swallow. Andy’s position is effective immediately. The club is open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point residents and their guests.

Couples Golf Tournament Resumes

The mixed couples Sandpiper Reservations are required to Golf tournament will begin the play with the Hogans. season starting October 10, 2010, at Contact 12:30 p.m. or visit This event is open to members of Sandpiper, Caloosa Greens, and Hogans League Renaissance Golf Clubs. October Schedule Sign up at the Sandpiper Golf Date Day Course (09:30 a.m.) Club. Call Jerry or Karen Gibson for 10/1 Fri Buffalo Creek questions at 813-642-8722. 10/2 Sat Sandpiper 10/5 Tue Apollo Beach 10/7 Thur Renaissance 10/9 Sat Sandpiper Sportswriters 10/11 Mon Sandpiper needed! 10/13 Wed Summerfield If you are interested in any of the 10/15 Fri Imperial Lakewods sporting activities going on 10/16 Sat Sandpiper in and around Sun City Center, 10/19 Tue Apollo Beach The NEWS could use you 10/21 Thur Riverside as a staff writer. Please contact 10/23 Sat Sandpiper Karen Jones at 10/25 Mon Diamond Hill 10/27 Wed Summerfield if you would be willing to 10/27 Wed Halloween Party* help out. 10/29 Fri Buffalo Creek 10/30 Sat Sandpiper *Sign up now for the party at Lucidi’s.

October 2010

Shop for a Cause: An invitation to join women golfers of SCC, including Falcon Watch and Caloosa Greens, to participate in Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” on Saturday, October 16. This unique one-dayonly shopping event was created by Macy’s to support local non-profit organizations. The concept is simple. By purchasing a shopping pass to the event, customers support their cause while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. This exclusive shopping pass includes 20% or 10% off most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, plus 25% off one regular, sale or clearance item in men’s, women’s or kids apparel or accessories. Of course some exclusions apply, but your donation will go directly to the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure serving our six-county area. Have a fun day with friends and help! Ask a lady golfer in your neighborhood, or email


Traveling Tennis Teams Ready for the New Season

Knights of Columbus Public Annual Charity Golf Tournament

You are cordially invited to play in the 2010 District 35 Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Saturday, October 9, 2010. This year’s tournament will be benefiting Tim Manning. Tim is a widowed dad of three. Due to the relocation of the Smithfield Foods Inc., Tim is both unemployed and uninsured. Tim developed a serious foot infection that worsened to the point that gangrene set in. The infection was antibiotic-resistant and diabetes complicated this. After several surgeries, he stopped eating and his kidneys failed. This resulted in dialysis every Fall Traveling Tennis has begun and the Sun City 1 women’s doubles team other day for several hours. The is set to compete against other teams in Hillsborough County. Pictured result of the surgeries was that Tim (l to r) are Rolande Poulin, Bobbi Sagraves, Maggie Guzinsky, Barbara lost all of his toes on his right foot. Zappia, Tim Paschalliu team coach and tennis instructor, Mary Eggar, Tim’s medical bills currently Linda Smith, Bobbie Campbell, Carol Holbrook. Not pictured are Elaine exceed $250,000. Our goal is to pay Davis and Lee Greenlee. a good portion of this amount with tournament proceeds. The tournament will be held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Tickets may be purchased by calling Fran Nason at 813-641-9109 or Dave Carter at 813-361-4494. If you or your company would like to sponsor any part of this event, please call the numbers above. PHOTO BY MARIANNE STREHAR

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October 2010

2010 Flu Shot Schedule October 5, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Armstrong Room October 12, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Caper Room October 19, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Sandpiper Room October 26, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Sandpiper Room November 2, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Caper Room November 9, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Caper Room November 16, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Sandpiper Room December 7, Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m., Heritage Room December 14, Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m., Heritage Room Medicare B: No Charge for Flu or Pneumonia Others: $25-Flu; $45-Pneumonia CASH, CHECK, VISA OR MASTER CARD

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Your LOCAL Dealer for 20 years!

We buy Sterling Silver and Flatware We will match or exceed any bonifide offer!

Paying 12X or more on Silver or Gold Coins, depending on market! For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at:

813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816


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Fall Garden Festival

Saturday and Sunday October 16-17

Educational Demonstrations and Speakers 10 AM: Growing Herbs and Commonly Used Veggies. Noon: Container Gardening Made Easy. 2 PM: Low-Volume Irrigation, A Genius Idea. 4 PM: Pests, Bugs, Sap-Suckers and Undesirables. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Events.

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October 2010

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MOVIES at the Rollins Theater

NEWCOMERS August 2010

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

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SCC 50th Anniversary Proud Sponsor


Arriving in your mailbox will be a letter from the Proud Sponsor Committee explaining the Proud Sponsorship Program. This is a fundraising project to keep the 50th Anniversary Celebration activities and events affordable for the entire community. Our goal, where possible, is 50 cents admission for the activities in the upcoming year!

Proud Sponsor Committee: Standing (L to R): 50th Anniversary Chairman Ann Marie Leblanc, Merlene Smithyman, John Smithyman, Carl McGary and Cam McGary.

NOW is the time to upgrade your air conditioning system and take advantage Federal stimulus money, power company rebates and manufacturer’s promotions are available IMMEDIATELY. In addition to these savings, The Cool Team discounts through the end of October.

A monetary contribution of $50-$99 is a “PROUD SPONSOR,” $100-$499 is an “Elite Sponsor,” and $500-$999 is a “Silver Sponsor.” $1000 and above will make you a “Gold Sponsor.” Checks should be payable to “Sun City Center Community Association” (noted for Anniversary Sponsor Program) and mailed to or dropped off at the SCC Community Association office at 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Donations may also be dropped off in the box on the 50th Anniversary Table located in the Atrium. Being a “Proud Sponsor” displays our community lifestyle and spirit. It also expresses your pride in our community, and will help keep our wonderful events reasonably priced.


October 11 “Solitary Man” 90 min. Rating: R Ben (Michael Douglas) once ruled a car-dealership empire vast enough to fuel a glossy Manhattan lifestyle and endow a library at an East Coast university. But by the time he arrives at the college with his girlfriend’s daughter, Allyson (Imogen Poots), who is a prospective student, his world has collapsed around his ears. A business scandal has cost him his income and his marriage to Nancy (Susan Sarandon). His everpresent lust for every passing attractive woman threatens to take what little Ben has left. Even his new relationship with Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker) oscillates with tension. When Ben takes Allyson to tour the school, his motives are more than mixed. October 25 “Prince of Persia” 116 min. PG-13 In the spirit of the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films transport you to the mystical lands of Persia for this wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure. It’s a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with deathdefying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn –Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end. These movies have English subtitles for the hearing impaired. Monday Movies are for Sun City Center Community Association members ONLY. A 2010 membership card must be presented for admission.

One showing only @ 1 p.m.

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October 2010

Legendary Journeys

...Americas #1 Vacation Specialist 813-633-4521 800-511-5411 3818 Sun City Center Blvd. • Sun City Center • Next to Home Depot

You Are Invited!

SUN CITY CENTER ~ KINGS POINT TRAVEL CLUB MEETING Sunday, October 10, 2:00 PM • Kings Point Clubhouse

COME ENJOY Refreshments.&.hear about new DAY TRIPS, TOURS plus the latest CRUISE deals you can’t get anywhere else. Guests are always welcome. A $5.00 guest fee will be charged at the door. RATES BETTER THAN WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM THE CRUISE LINE DIRECTLY! Travel club membership has its Privileges !! See Travel club membership only trips below !!

America’s Got Talent ............From $189

Travel to Orlando/Hotel • Visit Downtown Disney Reserved Premium Seats • Historic Mt. Dora Sightseeing & Shopping

• Yahala Bakery & Lakeside Winery Visits

Allure of the Seas Ship Tour ................$149

History In The Making - Will you be there ? This is the largest ship afloat at 223,000 tons! Be the first to see this Magnificent Ship !! Ship tour, hotel overnight, shopping included.

Broadway National Tour ................... $99

Choice of : 9 to 5 - The Musical - Oct 30 • Dreamgirls - Nov 20 • Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas - Dec 4 • Disney’s Beauty & The Beast - Jan 22 • Billy Elliot the Musical - Feb 19 • West Side Story - Mar 5 • Jersey Boys - Apr 16 • Shrek The Musical - May 7 • Hair - May 28

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Unique CRUISE Dominican Republic, Tortola, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, Open Bar Cocktail Party! Best Deal!!


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FREE Bus to pier, Southern Caribbean, Portugal, Spain, Italy plus 6 day Tuscany post tour including breakfast & dinner DAILY! FANTASTIC VALUE!

St. Johns River

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CRUISE Historic St. Johns River Jacksonville to Sanford with narration, meal. Overnight in Palatka! FUN!

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Barcelona, CRUISE Monaco, Florence & Pisa, Rome, Naples, Sicily, Mallorca, Marseilles, 1 Night Madrid.

MYSTERY TRIP 3 Days $299

Our most popular coach trip, most Meals included, all sightseeing & attractions along with lots of surprises!


8 Days/FREE Bus from SCC from $369! Sail Port Canaveral to Eastern or Western Caribibbean!

NEW YEAR’S Cruise Tour

9 Days/FREE Bus from SCC from $449. New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, Deluxe Cruise!

2011 ROSE PARADE & PANAMA CANAL from $1599

18 Days/FREE Air & Bus to SCC!Reserved seats for world famous parade, CRUISE Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Huatulco, Guatemala, Costa Rica, transit Panama Canal, Cartagena, Key West, Miami!

BRAZIL TO EUROPE Cruise $1899 23 Days/FREE Air, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Canary Isl, Spain, Portugal!

PRESIDENT’S CRUISE DUBAI- MED Cruise..$1999 Scandinavia to Florida! 19 Days/FREE Air, Dubai, Cairo, Egypt, Suez Canal, Jordan, Red Sea, Spain! UNIQUE ITINERARY!

Copenhagen to Port Canaveral One night Copenhagen, enjoy President’s Cruise amenities, ITALY & MED Cruise...$1499 Holland, Belgium, Portugal, 14 Days/FREE Air, Venice pre tour, DUBAI/EMIRATES Azores, FREE Bus to Sun Croatia, Sicily, Monaco, Barcelona 12 Days/FREE Air $1999 WEST COAST City Center! ADD Baltic/ Enjoy 2 nights Dubai pre tour, CRUISE YOSEMITE RAIL/SAIL..$799 Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain Russia; Norway or Capitals of 12 Days/FREE Air, Mexico cruise, Scandinavia tours from $899! & one night post Dubai stay!

ALASKA Super Value 9 Days/FREE Air.......$749

Enjoy two nights Seattle, CRUISE Canada’s Inside passage, visit glaciers, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Victoria & Vancouver! Don’t Miss Out on the Cool Deal!


35 Days/FREE AIR.......$2499

One Night LA, CRUISE Mexican Riv, Peru, Chile, ADD Macchu Picchu, 2 days Santiago, Strait of Magellan, Argentina, Cape Horn, 2 days Uruguay, 2 nights Sao Paulo! ADD 4 day Rio tour just $249!

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HAWAII plus FIRE & ICE $1249

13 Days/FREE Air, ESCORTED Rockies tour & CRUISE Alaska ports! $1299!

12 Days / FREE Air Boston to Quebec cruise plus Montreal Train tour! $899


12 Days/FREE Air, Hollywood Xmas Parade, Crystal Cathedral!

15 Days/FREE Air, Seattle, CRUISE Vancouver, Kauai, Maui, Kona, Hilo, Honolulu. ADD Alaska Glacier cruise!


SOUTHERN ITALY 15 Days$1999 FREE Air, Rome, nearly 2 weeks in Sorrento with Breakfast & Dinner daily, Pompeii, Naples, Amalfi Coast, more!


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SWITZERLAND 15 Days.....$1999

FREE Air, 2 weeks Engelberg, meals, day trips, Lucerne, Zurich, Bern, more

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