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VOICE July 2014 | www.VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com


Vitalia Information hours of operation Vitalia Lifestyle

Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Amenity Center

Daily 5am-10pm

Pool Hours

Daily Sunrise-Sunset

phone/website list AAM Customer Service

For ALL Club & HOA Matters

866-516-7424 csr@aamfl.com

AAM After Hours Emergency

866-553-8290

AV Homes Customer Care

800-858-5933

VitaliaHomes.com/owner-care HOA Website VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com HOA Compliance Department

Architectural & Violations

863-427-7032

Fax

863-427-7093

Security Guardhouse

772-345-4987

Vitalia Lifestyle

772-345-4921

Driver’s License Department

772-337-5600

Florida Power and Light

772-462-0555

Home Town Cable Plus

772-345-6000

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

772-461-4000

NUI City Gas

772-871-2551

Port St. Lucie Police Dept.

772-871-5000

Port St. Lucie Utilities

772-873-6400

(Emergency After Hours)

Port St. Lucie Utilities

800-772-1213

Port St. Lucie County

Medical Center

772-335-4000

Recycle

772-462-5678

Sheriff

772-462-7300

Port St. Lucie Fire Department

772-621-3400

Port St. Lucie West Library

772-873-3309

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anniversaries

772-871-5330

(Set Up)

Social Security Administration

birthdays

Bob & Bobbie Wilson Ron & Lyvonne Hipperling Chris & Annette Willett Harold & Susan Faulkner David & Alice Honig Robert & Jaqueline Katchik Dave & Polly Lasher Al & Mary Ann Kane Bruce & Flo Mindlin William & Linda Clerke David & Janice Stickles Mike & Terry Finkelstein Lewis & Carol Honig

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By David Smith, Division President of AV Homes, Inc.

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ast month was the moment we’ve all been waiting for; the grand opening of Vitalia’s new amenity center, Captiva Club! A traditional ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by an open house with decadent desserts and tasty treats. Guests included local community officials as well as the AV Homes team, including myself plus the most important attendees, you the residents! Eager to introduce themselves, members of your very own Captiva Club made their long-awaited debut! At the forefront of this stateof-the-art amenity center, Captiva Club members were dispersed throughout the facility, acting as tour guides, discussing every wonderful room and facility. It was great to see all the vibrant faces that make up Vitalia take the first glance at their much-anticipated amenity center. As the first community event following the grand opening, this year’s 4th of July bash will surely be one for the books and one not to miss! The details are very hush-hush, which

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makes this event even more exciting! This is just the start of many wonderful events and socials planned. Residents prepare because the best days of Vitalia are yet to come. With a grand ballroom, several meeting rooms, in addition to outdoor venues, the possibilities are endless. Vitalia has been bustling with new homes going up every day, including in the new waterfront neighborhoods, and now the amazing new amenity center. With so much happening every day, the friendly sales consultants at the New Home Sales Center have the latest news on your community from construction to celebrations. Vitalia at Tradition is a one-of-a-kind lifestyle and a premier destination on the Treasure Coast with all these new topnotch amenities combined with our wonderful residents! David Smith 863-427-7000

Lifestyles Events Reminder

Newsletter and calendar submissions should be emailed to dchisholm@aamfl.com.

August Submissions Calendar submissions and newsletter articles are due Monday, June 30th by 3pm.

September Submissions Calendar submissions and newsletter articles are due Friday, August 1st by 3pm.

October Submissions Calendar submissions and newsletter articles are due Friday, August 29th by 3pm.

Reservations are required for bunco and bingo events. All RSVPs must be via email to dchisholm@aamfl.com, no earlier than 8am on the first business day of each month. This month it will be Tuesday, July 1st. Trivia will be a ticketed event. July 2014 | Vitalia Voice   3  


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Welcome to the Captiva Club!

Jannell McDonald Community Manager 321-332-1871 jmcdonald@aamfl.com

It has been a long road to get this building opened! There have been many inquiries about the daily operations at the facility. Captiva Club must have staff present while it is open for liability reasons. The hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 6am-10pm and Sunday 8am-8pm. For the Lifestyles Events that are scheduled to go past the closing time of the building, the staff will be scheduled to stay through the end of the event. If you are planning a club or group event and would like to schedule the event after the scheduled building hours, there will be a fee of $50 per hour to extend the time of the event. The board has decided the pool at Captiva Club (Sunset Beach Pool) and the old Clubhouse pool will have specific hours for children to use those pools for when your grandchildren come to visit. The schedule for children to use the pools is 1pm-5pm daily. This should accommodate the usage of the pools for classes without interruption by children. If you were previously scheduled to play cards, have a club meeting, or event in the old Clubhouse or the Guardhouse, please look very closely at the Calendar this month! We have placed your events in the available rooms. The room names and their abbreviations are on the Calendar. The staff at the front desk can help you find where your event or meeting is taking place when you arrive. To schedule events, you must fill out a resident Event Request Form. This form can be found at the front desk. An event reservation will not be approved without a form for each event, unless it is a monthly meeting scheduled through a club. This is the only time that a reoccurring event can be scheduled. If you find that your event or meeting is missing from the Calendar, please see Jennifer in the Lifestyles Office or the Lifestyles staff at the front desk. They will help you get it scheduled.

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It is very important that all of the clubs and groups submit something for the Vitalia Voice. It does not need to be an article, but if you want information about meetings and events on the calendar, we need the information every month to make sure that it is not missed. For those of you who are planning card games, bunco games, and meetings, you must get with staff to schedule the rooms that are available for your activities! As we grow and add clubs, room availability will be more difficult to find! The only way to be sure that you will have a place to play is to reserve the rooms. By popular demand, we have added an additional service! We have contracted personal trainers for the gym area. The trainers will help orientate you to the new technogym equipment. If you are interested in a more one on one approach they have set up a fee schedule for personal training appointments and fitness assessments. They will also be planning a few challenges and activities for the entire community! Please stop by the desk in the fitness area and meet them! The Captiva Club has brought many changes to our program here at Vitalia. There will be so many more additions to your current schedule, classes, and activities. Please let the Lifestyles staff or the Social Committee members know if there is a class that you may want to see offered or an idea for any activity. NOTICE: On June 5th, 2014 members of the Board of Directors approved the revised budget for July 2014 through December 2015 at a budget revision meeting held at Tradition Town Hall. The new fee for dues is $216.22 beginning July 2014. This increase was put into effect to offset the operating expenses of the new Captiva Club Amenity Center that will also open July 1st.


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Vitalia Registered Clubs

Jennifer Rodriguez

I wanted to start out by thanking all of the residents for welcoming me into the Vitalia family since the first day I started. It has been a month now and I’m looking forward to our very first event in the new amenity center - the 4th of July Pool Party. On another note, with the opening of the NEW Captiva Club and new staff starting, residents have asked me a variety of questions. In this article I will be discussing forming a club or what a club actually is.

club. All members of the clubs must be Vitalia residents. A minimum of TEN ACTIVE members is required to form the club.

All clubs must be open to all residents to become a member. Clubs are permitted to limit the number of residents due to limited space, however the Lifestyles Director must approve this.

DEFINITION OF A CLUB An organization composed of people who voluntarily meet on a regular basis for a mutual purpose or hobby such as social, literary, or political purposes, also including recreational sports. Voluntary clubs are not partnerships, since the members do not join them for profit-making purposes. Vitalia clubs are considered non-profit organizations, which are groups organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers.

All residents interested in forming a club must fill out the appropriate paperwork, along with a copy of the organization’s constitution or by-laws. Forms are available to pick up at the front desk from a Lifestyles staff member.

Each club president will receive a packet of the club’s rules and regulations and must sign when received, once the club has been approved. It is the club’s responsibility to pass that information onto the next president.

GUIDELINES AND RULES FOR GROUPS TO BECOME REGISTERED CLUBS • Any group desiring to use the Vitalia club facilities for meetings or other purposes must apply to become a registered Vitalia

QUOTE OF THE MONTH “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -- Abraham Lincoln

Lifestyles Director jerodriguez@aamfl.com

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Vitalia Social Committee Update Submitted By Cathy Powers

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et out the calendars! Sharpen the pencils! Get ready to have good times! The Social Committee and Vitalia’s Lifestyles Director, Jennifer Rodriguez, have planned a profusion of exciting events that are coming our way in the new amenity center. The July 4th Pool Party should be a big bang complete with great sounds from the Landsharks Band, flavorful food delights, and our first ever Vitalia fireworks! On July 25th come and enjoy the music of The Shindigs! You will be singing the night away during this show! Summer continues with another fun event scheduled for August 16th. Stay tuned for details on that one. As we wind down summer entertainment, get prepared for the Labor Day party complete with DJ and great food! Eat sing, dance, and enjoy friends and neighbors. On October 11th Bruce and Darrell will entertain us with their fast-paced, hilarious style of comedy. Laughter

guaranteed! October would not be complete without a Halloween happening, so get ready to don the best costume and enjoy! On November 14th, Mr. Paul Tanner is scheduled to perform with his five-piece band. Paul is a singer impressionist. His show is jam packed with the likes of Elvis, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, and more. December 5th will be our Homecoming event. That leads us up to New Year’s Eve and the bash of the year! Thought we were done? Not yet. Keep the calendars at the ready as we move to 2015! On January 16th, Beatle Maniacs will arrive! On February 13th, Savanna Jack will perform. On March 21st, the Sounds and Soul of Motown are coming with their six-piece band! More events to follow! As you can see we will be having a blast, so mark the calendars and make plans to come and enjoy these fabulous Vitalia events!

To the Neighborhood! Robert & Jaqueline Feltner Carmelo & Grace Emilio George & Gail Gwodz Vito & Rose Ramondetta Martin & Randy Chapman Mort & Rena Levine Fernando Roque Jon & Stella Vario Gregory & Ellen Trentacoste Carolyn Fedor & Margaret Prusakowski-Fedor Mary Crabtree James & Kathleen Chichericco Donald & Nava Starr Dave & Polly Lasher Joe & Ae-Nan Kennery Jack & Vickey Lippincott 8   Vitalia Voice | July 2014

Albert & Barbara Boardman Michael & Joanne Mamo Willie & Brenda Perry Joseph & Helene Paiva George Elizabeth Earle David & Linda Hack Gerard & Tina Corrado John T. Apple Janet Dersam Leslie & Mildred Ohler David & Sheryl Land Kathleen Primavera Helen Ruggiero Chris & Annette Willett James & Pamela Swint Helen Terry Nick & Milly Katzenbach

Robert & Rosalyn Vanderhoof Francesco & Filomena Mango Walter & Sharon Tarpley Jay & Dolores Borman Francesco & Filomena Magno Leonard & Marcia Buck Frank & Ruth Webster Paul & Melinda Hassel Joseph & Helene Paiva Susan O’Dell & Tony Ward Dave Correll & Natalie keegan Robert & Pamela Tropp Ken & Barbara Rende Jon & Stella Vario Tom & Ricky Stephens


out & about Lifestyles 4th of July Pool Party - SOLD OUT Friday, July 4th | Doors Open at 6pm, Band at 6:30pm Sunset Beach Pool at Captiva Club

Bunco Sunday, July 6th | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come join the Bunco Club for a fun and energetic dice game. RSVP to the Lifestyles Office.

Movie Night - The Monuments Men Wednesday, July 9th | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Trivia Saturday, July 19th | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Join your friends and neighbors for a friendly game of Trivia. Test your knowledge at a variety of categories. Tickets for this event will be sold at July’s Ticket Sales. $5 per person.

Movie Night - Still Mine Wednesday, July 23rd | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

The Shindigs Show Friday, July 25th | Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come join us for the GROOVIEST music of the '60s. Adult guest are welcome. $10 per resident and $20 per guest.

Bingo Sunday, July 27th | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Where can you go on a Sunday night for a couple of hours of fun with your neighbors? Bingo. RSVP to the Lifestyles Office.

Lifestyles Events Ticket Sale Information The main ticket sale will be Tuesday, July 1st in the Grand Treasure Ballroom for July, August, and Labor Day tickets from 9am-1pm. Afterwards, tickets will be sold at the Captiva Club Front Desk. You can pay by check (made payable to Vitalia HOA) or exact cash amount only. The first month a Lifestyles event goes on sale, tickets are for residents only (unless otherwise specified). After this, if the

event is not sold out, adult guests are welcome and residents can purchase any remaining tickets. Tickets can be returned no less than 5 days prior to the event for a letter of credit.

SAVE THE DATE - UPCOMING EVENTS Mark Raisch Show Saturday, August 16th | Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Mark Raisch is an accomplished singer and entertainer who, for the past 20 years, has performed throughout North America and in some of the greatest venues. Whether Mark is performing with his pianist, trio, or his big band, his beautiful voice, humor, and charm makes each person feel like he is singing just to them. Setting him above so many others is his air of unpretentious sophistication of classic singers, but also the edge of the modern. Mark leaves his audiences wanting more! $15 per resident and $20 per guest.

Dance Night Friday, August 22nd | Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dance at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Put your dancing shoes on and be ready to dance the night away with DJ Michael Rapposelli. Whether it’s Big Band or Ballroom, Doo Wop, Disco or Hip Hop (or just some good Ol' Rock n' Roll), Michael will get you up and keep you dancing. His knowledge of popular music and Latin music will keep you on the dance floor. BYOB and snacks. $5 per resident and $7 per guest.

Labor Day Pool Party Monday, September 1st | 12pm-3pm Sunset Beach Pool at Captiva Club

$15 per resident. RESIDENTS ONLY. Music by DJ John from 12pm-3pm. Food will be available starting at 12pm. Menu: assortment of wraps and sandwiches, chips and cookies, iced tea and water, and BYOB (no glass bottles permitted on pool deck area.) Tickets go on sale July 1st at the Grand Treasure Ballroom from 9am-1pm.

Dance Night Friday, September 26th | Doors open 6:30pm, Dance at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Movie Nights Wednesday, August 13th and 27th Grand Treasure Ballroom July 2014 | Vitalia Voice   9  


out & about Fitness Classes Current class schedules are posted in the Clubhouse and on the www.VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com calendar.

Aqua Aerobics/Hydro Pilates M – T – W – Th | 11am Tuesdays | 9:30am Clubhouse Pool

An excellent cardio and strength workout for people of all fitness levels. This class utilizes water weights, aqua gloves, and noodles to achieve a very unique workout. Swimming is not required.

Yoga Mondays | 12pm Shoreside Aerobics Studio

Yoga is designed to actively improve flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as provide a unique physical experience. This class (for all levels) integrates the practice of yoga with passive stretching techniques. You begin where you are and progress at your own pace with repeated practice.

Zumba Thursdays | 9am Saturdays | 7:45am & 9am Shoreside Aerobics Studio

Come be part of one of the most popular classes offered at Vitalia! “Exercise in Disguise.” Zumba is a dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance. It offers a blended balance of cardio and muscle toning benefits.

Aqua Zumba Fridays | 9am Clubhouse Pool

Get your ‘groove on’ as you burn calories with a complete, noimpact workout in the pool. This class is for men and women.

Classes Mosaic Mondays | 10am Biscayne Room

This interesting class involves putting together small pieces of tile, glass, and pebbles to create patterns on a variety of surfaces. Create beautiful items for your home or patio. Projects range from $35-$50. RSVP to the Lifestyles Office, as space is limited.

Silk Painting Wednesdays | 9am Biscayne Room

Debbie will be guiding you in creating a one of a kind masterpiece using easy techniques. This surprisingly simple art form has amazingly beautiful results! Projects range from $10-$20. RSVP to the Lifestyles Office.

Club / Group Mahjong Club Please contact Shelley Deixler at shell842@gmail.com for more information and days/times that the club meets. MALKA'S MAHJONG CORNER - ASK THE EXPERT Q: What are the proper ways to expose the #2 MJ hand on the Card? A: See image to the right for all legitimate ways of making the #2 hand on the MJ Card.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Stretch Fridays | 10am Shoreside Aerobics Studio

This class is for all levels, men and women. Lengthen and strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility, and allow your body the time to relax and rebuild. Bring a yoga mat to class.

Stickball Sundays | 9am

Meet in the Clubhouse Pool Parking Lot. This is a great way to spend a morning getting exercise and having fun.

Senior Stretch

Darts

Fridays | 11:15am (45 minute class) Shoreside Aerobics Studio

Mondays | 7pm Beachside Dart Room

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Annual membership dues are $5 per person. Please make checks payable to Vitalia Dart Club. Contact Dave Pachuta at mirage0204@htcplus.net or 772-345-2311.


out & about Club / Group Men's Golf

Men's Water Volleyball

Mondays

Saturdays | 9am Clubhouse Pool

Steve Tuckman is leading this group which meets every Monday afternoon at different area golf courses. If you’d like to join, please contact Steve at tuck61494@gmail.com.

Ladies Golf Mondays

The Vitalia Ladies 18 Hole Golf Group plays at various courses throughout St. Lucie County. If you have basic knowledge of the sport and are familiar with golfing etiquette, you are welcome to join. Contact Marianne Martinovic at marianne@htcplus.net.

Bowling Tuesdays | 1:45pm Super Play U.S.A.

Join your Vitalia neighbors for a friendly game of bowling. Informal and fun. No RSVP needed. All skill levels welcome.

Good News Club - Bible Study Wednesdays | 3pm Biscayne Room

We are looking forward to our next study topics. One of which is how we can KNOW that the Bible is the Word of God. We enjoy learning the Truth handed down through millennia to us. For questions, call Geof Hoge at 772-216-7005.

Co-Ed Water Volleyball Wednesdays and Sundays | 9am Thursdays for Beginners | 3pm Clubhouse Pool

This game is for anyone looking for a little friendly competition. No experience necessary. No RSVP needed.

Hand & Foot Thursdays | 1pm-4pm Biscayne Room

We will start meeting Thursday, July 3rd in the Biscayne Room for our card game. New players are always welcomed. We will gladly teach you how to play.

Pinochle Thursdays | 6pm-9:30pm Biscayne Room

We meet in the Biscayne Room to have a fun evening and we're always looking for new players to join us.

The men of Vitalia will meet at the pool for a friendly game.

MONTHLY EVENTS Garden Club There will be NO meeting of the Garden Club in July. If you have questions, contact Lewis Honig at 772-345-1395.

Ladies of Vitalia (LOVe) Hadassah We will be on a vacation status until September 2nd. Our next meeting will be held in the new amenity center. Further information will be in the August issue of the Vitalia Voice. Wishing you all an enjoyable summer.

Red Hot Seasons We will be on a vacation status until September 17th. We will have more information in the August issue of the Vitalia Voice. Enjoy your summer.

Gun Club Thursday, July 3rd | 10:30am Augustine Room

This club discusses issues which are important to gun owners. Also, plans are made for an occasional trip to a shooting range. All are welcome; however, no guns or ammunition of any type are allowed in the Amenity Center. Contact Jerry Mastrov at 772-345-0377 for more information.

Book Club Tuesday, July 8th | 9:30am Augustine Room

Please join us. We'll be discussing the book, The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen. The synopsis is below. Mary Bowser was a real person, a freed slave who spied for the Union during the Civil War. She was highly educated, but played the "ignorant darky," posing as a slave in the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Letting the white people believe she was illiterate allowed her access to the war correspondence on Davis's desk. She had a photographic memory, so she would memorize the information, then convert it to code to be sent north to the Union leaders. July 2014 | Vitalia Voice   11  


out & about Club / Group The first half of the book covers Mary's life before the Civil War, first as a slave in Richmond, Virginia, then as a free person in Philadelphia, where she was sent at age 12 for her education. When the war began, she chose to return to Richmond, risking everything to serve the cause of freedom. The second half covers that Civil War period. Mary Bowser was incredibly brave for one so young, working with the Underground Railroad as a teen and then as a spy in her early twenties

Upcoming Books and Dates • Tuesday, August 12th: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson • Tuesday, September 9th: The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer

Juliets Tuesday, July 8th | 5:15pm Juno Beach Fish House

Summer is here and so are the lobsters! All ladies of Vitalia are welcome to join with the Juliets for dinner at Juno Beach Fish House. The restaurant is located in Juno Beach and offers a special lobster dinner on Tuesday nights along with a full menu of other appetizing entrées. RSVP to Carla Mansfield at 772-345-1460.

Ladies Bible Study Information Meeting Thursday, July 10th | 9am Augustine Room

I am excited to announce that a bible study for women will be starting up soon! This will be a great time of fellowship, the study of God's Word, prayer, praise, and worship. Please come check out this wonderful opportunity for us ladies to grow in our faith and cultivate an even deeper walk with our Lord and Savior! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Diane Harrington at 772-345-9054. I look forward to meeting you!

Retreads Remote Control Car Club Thursday, July 10th | 7pm Augustine Room

If anyone has any questions, kindly contact Michael Finkelstein, 954-816-8771.

Romeos Friday, July 11th | 12:30pm PA BBQ Grill on Peacock Rd.

Gentlemen of Vitalia: You may not be aware that on the first Friday of the month we have a men's only lunch for the 12   Vitalia Voice | July 2014

Romeos (Retired Old Men Eating Out); however, for this month only, Romeos will be moved to the second Friday, July 11th because of the 4th of July celebration. This event started in 2008 with a handful of men and has now grown to 20-40 men, depending on the number of snowbirds missing. If you would like to join us, Romeos is always listed in the newsletter and on the calendar. If you have a favorite restaurant that can handle our numbers and is not too far away, please give Rick Dixon a call at 772-345-3147. We would especially like to see our new residents join us! Come on out so we can meet you!

Music Lovers Club Thursday, July 12th | 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

The Music Lovers Club held a special meeting in June to welcome new members to the organization. A great time was had by all and the club is now larger than ever. Thank goodness we have a grand new ballroom! Our first event in the new facility has been scheduled for Saturday night, July 12 starting at 7pm. The theme is "Celebration" as the MLC celebrates its one year anniversary and the entire community celebrates the opening of our new amenity center and the hiring of our new staff members. The event features a great Italian buffet, music by Dr. Rock, and lots of fun surprises. The cost is $25 per person. Please contact the club president, Mark Rosenbaum, at mark.rosenbaum9850@gmail.com to see if tickets are still available. As always, our club members have first priority for ticket sales. It's going to be a great new year for us all!

Sunshine Club Thursday, July 17th | 10:30am Augustine Room

The Seasons Sunshine Club Board needs two new members for the July 2014-July 2015 term. If you would like to be a Board Member, please email Bonnie Brody at brodybonnie@ gmail.com. Our meeting next month will be on August 21st.

Club Amici Friday, July 18th | 6pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Savor the Robust Flavor and Sights of Italy! Bring your favorite entrée, hors d’oeuvres, side dish, or dessert. BYOB. Join us in an Italian feast you won't forget! Presentations on the best sights in Italy! No charge! RSVP to Carol L. Ritz at ritz@carolritz.com.


out & about Club / Group LOOKING FOR This is a new section that will allow for groups to seek new members or seek members to create new clubs.

Texas Hold’em If you are interested in playing Texas Hold'em, contact Bruce at dude11801@aol.com.

Pitch or Setback Have you ever played Setback, which is also called Pitch? Some people may even call it High, Low, Jack, and the Game. If you're interested in playing, please contact Susan O'Dell at susanannodell@hotmail.com. We'll try to make this a convenient day and time for all interested parties.

Gin Rummy Did you grow up playing Gin Rummy? A new card club group will be forming on a convenient day and time for members interested in participating. Contact Susan O'Dell at susanannodell@hotmail.com.

Mexican Train Dominos This game has become a Florida standard. It is being played from California to Florida predominately in active lifestyle communities like Vitalia. Based on conversations with several residents, Mexican Train was played in Vitalia but was not formalized as a club and ultimately went dormant. We would like to restart the game, this time as a formal club with a fixed schedule and members. If you are interested in being a member please contact Jack Stawski at 772-3459042. Assuming we will get adequate interest in the game, we will try to schedule an organizational and informational meeting in the very near future.

Bridge Club Please contact Marian Oshinsky at mobjl@yahoo.com or 772-345-2655 if you are interested in playing bridge.

Local & Beyond Art Gallery Exhibit Opening & Artist’s Reception Thursday, July 17th | 6pm-8pm Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place

A new exhibition open with artist's reception that includes live music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. There is no admission fee and parking is also free. For more information, call 772-807-4488.

One Stop Shop Sale Sunday, July 27th | 1:30pm Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place

This is a ‘One Stop Shop Sale’ that provides you with the opportunity to buy a variety of crafts and food in the 1st floor of the Civic Center parking garage. For more information call 772-807-4493.

Solid Gold Dance Band Thursday, July 31st | 7pm-10pm Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place

Are you ready for a great night of music and dancing to classic rock from the '60s, '70s, and '80s? If you are, then for more information and tickets call 772-807-4488.

Isle Casino and Festival Flea Market Monday, August 11th | 10am-3pm

The cost is $32 per person, which includes bus transportation (the bus will pick you up in Vitalia), a $10 play voucher, and a $4 food voucher at the casino. You can stay all day at the Casino or ½ day at casino and ½ day at the Festival Flea Market. This trip, you can also spend a whole day at the Festival Flea Market. Those going to the Flea Market will receive a $20 voucher to be used with every $5 you spend at most stores. Please call Helene Paiva at 772-345-4293 for reservations.

Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Sea Monday, October 20th through Friday, October 24th

Local & Beyond Casey & Spaz Comedy Saturday, July 5th & July 19th Doors Open at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place

For more information and tickets call 772-807-4499.

It's a 5-day, 4-night cruise to Coco Cay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas for $399 per person with an Ocean View Stateroom. A $100 deposit is needed as soon as possible to secure the cabin. The trip includes bus transportation to and from Port Canaveral, port charges, and taxes. Final payment is due on August 1st. Travel Insurance is $29 per person. Please call Helene Paiva at 772-345-4293 as soon as possible to secure the cabin. July 2014 | Vitalia Voice   13  


club/group photos Juliets Luncheon

25 Vitalia ladies had lunch at Bonefish Mac's.

Music Lovers Club: 1st Annual Memorial Day Water Volleyball Tournament The winning team included (from left to right) Al Kane, Phil Savader (back row), Jim Powers, Ron Stubbs (back row), Kay Visentin, Rick Dixon (last row peeking through), Bill Coutts (back row), LJ Miller and Dave Honig.

Good News from the Seasons Sunshine Club Congratulations to the following residents: Fran Benish is the proud grandmother of her first granddaughter, Riley. She was born on Memorial Day, weighing 7 lbs., 4 oz, and she is 20" long. The parents are Fran's son Tony and daughter-in-law Laura who reside in Colorado. Bet we know where Fran is going to be spending her time! Sara and Bruce Schwartz's daughter-in-law Emily Schwartz received her doctorate in music education from Arizona State University. Carol and Lewis Honig's daughter Melissa married Rich Greifner on April 13th in Kona, Hawaii. It was a weekend celebration for all who attended in a special setting selected by the bride and groom.

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It is the mission of the Seasons Sunshine Club to provide sympathy and/ or support to each resident by providing a community response to such situations as illness or death.


Memorial Day Party May 26, 2014

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July 2014 10023 SW Oak Tree Circle Port St. Lucie, FL 34987


Vitalia Voice | July 2014