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VOICE July 2018 |

Vitalia Information hours of operation Captiva Club Amenity Center

Mon-Sat: 6am-10pm

Sunset Beach Pool & The Colony Pool

Sun: 8am-9pm

Vitalia Advisory Committee

Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom

Architectural Review Committee

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Meet 3rd Wednesday at 11am in Demo Kitchen

Event Planning Committee

Meet 3rd Monday at 1:30pm in Augustine Room

Financial Committee 877-221-6919

Email: AV Homes Customer Care

All residents are welcome to attend any Vitalia Committee Meeting listed below.

Meet the 4th Friday at 10:30am in Demo Kitchen Daily Dawn to Dusk

contact list Evergreen Customer Service

Vitalia Committees


Meets every Wednesday at 9am in Demo Kitchen

Landscaping Committee

Meet 1st Tuesday at 9am in Augustine Room

Storm Preparedness Committee

Meet 4th Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom

Captiva Club Front Desk


Captiva Club Fitness Desk


HOA Website

Welcome Committee Meet as needed

Wellness Committee Meet as needed Security Guardhouse


Driver’s License Department


Newsletter Deadlines

Florida Power and Light


Home Town Cable Plus


Lawnwood Regional Medical Center


NUI City Gas


Port St. Lucie Police Dept.


All calendar and newsletter submissions (100 words or less) are due on the first of the month prior to publication (regardless of the day of the week) and should be emailed to with a cc: to Leslie Boehlert, Lifestyles Director, at August submissions are due on Sunday, July 1st.

Port St. Lucie Utilities


(Emergency After Hours)

Port St. Lucie Utilities


(Set Up)

Social Security Administration


St. Lucie County

Medical Center




Port St. Lucie Fire Department


Port St. Lucie West Library


Tradition Medical Center


Waste Pro/Recycle

772-595-9390 Tradition CDD District 5 (Vitalia) Board Members •

Cathy Powers:

Rick Dixon:

Chris King:

Frank Webster:

AV Homes AV Homes Customer Care: 800-858-5933 Emergency/After Hours: 407-709-1274 Construction Gate Hours: 6:30am-6pm Onsite Project Manager - Jeff Kauth: Please contact Jeff if your new home issues are not being met by the Construction Superintendents or Customer Care.

Advertising Information For more information on advertising, visit, call 813-501-7220, or email Vitalia at Tradition does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers. Ads do not constitute an endorsement or approval of goods and services by Vitalia.

community news

What to Expect After the Rain

Andrea Bull Community Manager abull@ 877-221-6919

The below message was provided to us from Dennis Schwentner, President of Native Green Pest Control and Fertilization, LLC.

too much for some plants as they may end up declining and/or dying. Especially the plants/ palms already struggling from the soil conditions.

Over the past several months we’ve been asking for rain; well we got it in a big way! So, we wanted to touch base with you on what to expect as a result of this excessive rain. Disease issues, weed explosions, color loss, premature leaf/flower drop and possible root damage and/or root mass die back. Once the sun comes back out there will also be a huge surge of growth, which leads to insect outbreaks (because of all the succulent nutrients within the new growth) and with that comes excessive clippings. And of course, the weed explosion that will surely come. There is a vicious cycle that may or may not happen here. Just know that we will do everything possible to get control back, but issues may linger late into the year.

ALL disease issues are a direct result of excessive moisture. This is Mother Nature’s way of taking out the old and weak to make room for the young and new! The point to all of this is the landscape is obviously going to be very stressed for a while and with that will come some issues and possible death to some. We will do all that we can to stay on top of these issues, but in severe cases we may need to do extra treatments that would normally not be needed, in order to get control back.

We already know that the soils here in Vitalia are dense clay and water does not percolate or drain very well and retains moisture like crazy. This will promote fungal issues so we can expect some root rots, leaf/crown rots, and other root disease issues in the turf and plants. With flooded roots there is also very little oxygen in the root zone and can cause root die back as well. The plant leaf and turf leaf blades have obviously been very wet for many days with no chance of drying up along with 7-10 days of overcast skies with very little to no sunlight. Fungal spores only need 6 hours of continual moisture in order to penetrate the leaf surface and cause leaf spot disease issues. We’re seeing a lot of grey leaf spot, dollar spot, slime mold, brown patch fungus and take all root rot in many yards throughout the county. And, more heavy rain is coming. We typically don’t see these kind of disease issues already at this level. Don’t forget the extensive record drought we just came out of! With these kinds of extreme weather phenomenas, it causes all kinds of stress to the delicate root system of plants and turf. When plants are stressed, the opportunistic insect and diseases attack. This may prove to be

Examples would be excessive rain leading to nutrient leaching through the soil and root zone resulting in color loss, so re-fertilization may be needed to bring color back to areas. Roots sitting in water for an extended period of time will not allow for root nutrient uptake resulting in color loss or even worse, root suffocation. Root loss issues may not even be expressed in the canopy for months. Wide spread fungal and root rot issues may lead to extra and repeated fungicide applications. There will certainly be a weed and wildgrass explosion in the turf and plant beds. Summer is not the time to be doing herbicide applications to the turf areas. There are several lethal vascular diseases (Fusarium, Lethal Bronzing, Ganoderma) that have taken out palms throughout the community. Palm weevils are another concern. When palms are stressed they exude a chemical pheromone. The weevils pick up on this and attack. Also the “Phoenix” family palms (Canary Island Dates, Medjools, Sylvester’s, Reclinata’ s) are an arid region palm and do not like all of this excessive rain fall, humidity and cloud cover. This is why these lethal fungal and bacterial diseases are running through Florida at an alarming rate. Most of the landscape is very healthy and will come through this unharmed, but I’m sure some plants will not and I just want you all to be prepared in case. July 2018 | Vitalia Voice   3  

out & about Lifestyles Residents may bring their own beverage to any event. If the seating is theatre style ALL beverages must be in a closed container with a lid.

4th of July Anniversary Celebration **Check with Lifestyle Attendant for ticket availability.** Wednesday, July 4th | 12:30pm-3:30pm | Doors Open at 12pm Grand Treasure Ballroom & Sunset Beach Pool (Open Tables) $18 for Residents | $23 for Guests

Delicious BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs, roasted corn, potato salad, cornbread, dessert and coffee. Music and fun! Competitive games will take place pool side and in the Ballroom. Steel Drum player and DJ. Come celebrate with us!

Trivia - On Two Nights! Tickets On Sale Now at the Front Desk Friday, July 13th OR Saturday, July 21st 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5

Join your friends and neighbors, and test your knowledge at a variety of categories. Team captain will be allowed to purchase tickets for the whole table, a total of 8 tickets per team; however, all names must be given when purchased. Please make sure to give your team members their tickets in advance, as they will be collected at the door. If you are not currently part of a team, you are welcome to buy an individual ticket. The staff at the front desk will help assign you to a table. Residents only please. Note: Residents will be required to select a date (7/13 OR 7/21) to attend Trivia. After one week of ticket sales, IF tickets are still available for Trivia on either evening, they will be open for purchase to all.

Movie Night - The Secret Scripture Friday, July 20th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | FREE | No RSVP Required

Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! Movie is rated PG-13, 108 minutes, and is a romance/drama starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana, Theo James, and Aidan Turner. In this captivating drama, a psychiatrist examines an elderly Irishwoman living in a mental facility, and learns more about her past in the process. Meanwhile, flashbacks detail the woman’s love triangle with a fighter pilot and a priest in the 1940s.

The Friday Night Summer Dance Series: Tony & Holly Tickets On Sale Now at the Front Desk Friday, July 27th | 7pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Open Tables) | All Tickets: $10 4   Vitalia Voice | July 2018

Tony and Holly are popular locals who have performed at Vitalia many times. They will entertain with music from the ‘50s through the present.

Twosome Putting Golf Tournament Sign Up Now at the Front Desk Friday, August 10th | 9am

Join your fellow Vitalia golf enthusiasts for this competitive, fun tournament. Vitalia residents only please. Overall championship will take place December 7th.

Popular Pasta Night is Back! Tickets Go On Sale July 2nd at 9am Wednesday, August 15th | 7pm-9pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Residents: $10 | Guests: $15 Grand Treasure Ballroom (Open Tables)

Come and enjoy Pasta Night at the clubhouse! The caterer will have a choice of cheese lasagna or meat lasagna, with fresh salad and rolls. Coffee and dessert will also be available.

The Friday Night Summer Dance Series: Collins & Company Tickets Go On Sale July 2nd at 9am Friday, August 31st | 7pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Open Tables) | All Tickets: $10

This is a classic rock band and is one of southern Florida’s most rockin’ dance party bands. This band knows how to get everyone grooving while playing great dance music from the ‘50s to today, including Motown, ‘70s funk, and ‘80s rock. Visit the band’s website at

A Tribute to Gloria Estefan Tickets Go On Sale July 2nd at 9am Saturday, September 22nd | 7:30pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7pm | Residents & Guests: $25 | Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-Style Seating)

North America’s #1 tribute band. Nikki Torres and the Rhythm Machine band will be playing tribute to Gloria Estefan. This band’s excitement and energy will get any audience on their feet. This show is a must see! Visit for more information about this fabulous band coming to Vitalia. Lifestyles Events continued on page 6

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Participants can enter as a club (a great team activity), a block or individually Captiva Club Provides PRIZES Participants Provide • Racks, aluminum pans ili • Five gallons of ch • Condiments of choice • Recipe display • Serving utensils • Wipes to clean area during the event

Best Chili Most Creative Ingredients Best Decorated Booth (be sure to dress up your booth & yourselves)


and sterno • Napkins, tasting cups and spoons • Sides table, including: sour cream, hot sauce, cheese, chips, Fritos

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out & about Lifestyles The Friday Night Summer Dance Series: The Beatle Guys Tickets Go On Sale July 2nd at 9am Friday, September 28th | 7pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm | Residents: $10 | Ballroom (Open Tables)

This four-piece Beatles Tribute band from Vero Beach will be playing all the Beatles’ songs, from their earlier music to Abbey Road. Come enjoy this real Beatles experience with good vocals and instrumentals. Visit thebeatleguys for more information about the band.

LIFESTYLES TICKET SALE INFORMATION Lifestyles sells tickets to events two months in advance (unless a change needs to be made at the Lifestyle Director’s discretion). The main ticket sale for Lifestyles events (excluding Trivia) will be Monday, July 2nd in the Ballroom from 9am-11am. If you arrive before 9am, you may pick up a ticket from the lifestyles representative at the front desk. One resident, in person, per table to purchase tickets. One resident may not purchase more than one table’s worth of tickets. Starting at 9am you may get your deli ticket when you enter the Ballroom. Payment can be made by check (made payable to Vitalia HOA) OR credit card. The first two weeks of ticket sales will be for Vitalia residents only (unless otherwise specified). If the event is not sold out within this time frame, residents may purchase tickets for adult guests.

Fitness Classes Current class schedules are available in the lobby and on All classes are held in the Shoreside Aerobics Studio, unless otherwise specified.

Abs & More! Thursdays | 10am

30 minutes of abdominal exercise with 20 minutes of a different target area each week (i.e., arms, legs, back). Abdominal strength is essential for balance, posture, coordination, and directly supports lower back strength. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor.

Aquacise at Sunset Beach Pool Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10am

An excellent cardio and strength workout for all levels by utilizing water weights, aqua gloves and noodles to achieve a very unique workout. Swimming is not required.

Fitness Classes Beginner Line Dancing Mondays | 6:30pm

Studies have shown line dancing to be a great help in areas of memory, balance and cardiovascular. Plus it’s fun!

Core Strength Mondays | 10am

A safe yet effective, non-impact exercise class designed to strengthen the CORE muscles of the body while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Improve posture, balance and coordination. A strong foundation is key to prevent injury, reduce back pain and enhance activities. Modifications will be given to ensure safety and cater to all.

Core & Stretch Fridays | 12pm

A combo class focused on core strength and flexibility. Build strength and endurance without any negative impact on the body, then top it off with 30 minutes of feel good stretching. All levels are welcome.

Group X Toning Fridays | 8am

Take your workout to the next level. This class is designed to strengthen and sculpt every major muscle group utilizing hand weights and/or barbells and other equipment. Group exercise provides a motivating atmosphere that is conducive to working out! Any fitness level is welcome.

H20 Pilates at Sunset Beach Pool Tuesdays | 10am

Non-impact strengthening and stretching movements that require precise breathing and muscle control. Practicing Pilates in the water develops trunk stabilization, enhances muscle strength, helps correct posture and relieves stress.

Line Dancing Mondays at 12:15pm | Fridays at 10:30am

Line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.

Sit & Fit Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11:30am | Ballroom

Chair exercises effectively assist individuals to exercise Fitness Classes continued on page 8

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Mark your calendar for these events. July 4 BBQ, DJ & Games

October 10 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

July 27 Summer Dance Tony & Holly

October 30 Dog Parade & Costume Contest

August 15 Pasta Night: $10

October 31 Halloween Costume Party

Anniversary Celebration

September 22 Gloria Estefan Tribute September 28 Summer Dance The Beatle Guys



November 4 Comedy Night Barbara Evans & Rob Magnotti


These events are organized by Vitalia’s Event Planning Committee and Lifestyles Director. Tickets go on sale the first Monday of the month, and are then available at the front desk. See Lifestyles section of the Vitalia Voice for specific ticket sale dates.

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out & about Fitness Classes and move without putting undo pressure or strain on their bodies. This class builds endurance and develops coordination and balance. A variety of equipment may be used such as bands, balls and other equipment.

Step & Tone

Yoga Tuesdays at 4pm | Fridays at 9:15am

Perfect blend of yoga, yin, and balance to relax mind and soul.

Yoga Saturdays | 8am

Wednesdays | 8am

This is a form of aerobic power distinguished by its use of an elevated platform (the step). It helps burn calories, reduce stress, promote restful sleep, and strengthen muscles. Incorporating both upper and lower body movements together will improve your coordination and agility, and the constant push up onto the step will increase leg strength.

This class promotes balance, relaxation, flexibility, and strength through postures and breathing techniques.

Zumba Thursdays | 9am

Incorporates Latin and international music and dance with a blended balance of cardio and muscle toning.

Strength Challenge

Zumba Gold

Mondays | 8am

Tuesdays | 8am

This class will help strengthen your knees, hips, legs, arms, shoulders, back, and core. This will help you maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age related muscle loss.

Stretch Wednesdays | 10am & 11:15am

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and allow your body the time to relax and rebuild. Relieve joint pain, muscle soreness, and avoid injury. Stretching improves balance, posture and coordination, increases cardiovascular endurance, and adds strength. Modifiers will be given for all - chairs can be used.

Introduces easy-to-follow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Modified Zumba that recreates original moves at a lower-intensity.

Coffee Talk

Wednesday, July 11th | 1pm Join us for coffee in the Ballroom and meet your Community Manager, Andrea Bull. Listen to updates and welcome new residents to the neighborhood!

Warm Wishes to Our New Neighbors! John & Suzanne Amoruso Michael Dibartolo & Linda Klayman Dennis & Bernadette Dudash Robert & Roni Havener John & Cheryl Hunt Daniel & Marilyn Korba Stephen & Dianne Kubala

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William & Susan Laue Monica Lazarus Jeff & Karen Mart Thomas & Susan May Ralph & Wendy Moore Joel & Debbie Nagler Merilee Sommers

Vitalia Lifestyle and Club Events SOUNDS-OF-SOUL SHOW


















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out & about Club/Group Meeting & Contact List Club/Group







Art Club

Mondays Wednesdays

1:30pm 9:30am


Ricky Stephens


Basketball Club




Rob Budinsky



4th Sunday



Helen Penzel Rick Dixon

772-345-4225 -







Book Club Chapters: More Than a Book Club Mystery Book Club Vitalia Book Club

4th Thursday 1st Thursday 2nd Tuesday

10am 4pm 9:30am


Janet Taylor Susan O’Dell Adrian Goetz

941-209-2948 860-462-7211 772-345-2294




SuperPlay USA

Ronda Sadowsky






Cindy Loney



2nd Sunday



Sue Ann Goldman


Gregory Trentacoste Richard Clinton

732-539-9110 240-876-1990

Car Club

3rd Wednesday


Clubhouse Parking Lot

Club Amici




Linda Dixon Nancy Dandro


Club Sabor!

3rd Tuesday



Peter de la Concepcion Nella Lutrin Jean Delgado

305-588-8908 772-345-3559 703-965-4858


Co-Ed Dart Club

Mon & Wed



Brian Stadtler


Co-Ed Water Volleyball




Linda Wood


Cook’s Corner






Corn Hole Club

3rd Sunday






Dart Club




Mike Mamo



Disc Golf Club

Wed. & Fri.



Celso Fernandez Jim Follin


Dogs & Cats Forever




Kathy Pachuta


FAN Club




Cathy Powers


Genealogy Club

2nd Friday



Janet Taylor


Good News Bible Study




Kathy Simon


Hand & Foot




Bob Goldman



2nd Thursday



Carla Mansfield Shelley Deixler


Knit One, Crochet Too




Marjorie Weiss


LOVe Hadassah

1st Tuesday (brd mtg)



Ruth Webster


M&P Club




Rita Atlas


MahJong Club




Shelley Deixler


Men’s 8 Ball League of Vitalia

Wednesdays & Thursdays



Jerry Warrener Bill Sheehan

610-283-1534 302-841-8664

Men’s Golf




Steve Tuckman


Men’s Water Volleyball

T, W & Sat.



Phil Savader


Music Lovers Club




Mark Rosenbaum Lynette Polo

631-796-7651 -


Mon. & Wed. Tuesdays

5pm 9am

Courts Courts

Steve Serafino


To be included on this list or update your club’s information, email | See monthly calendar for Room Key

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out & about Club/Group Meeting & Contact List Club/Group







Pickleball Club




Ted Donaldson


Pilates Club

Tuesday Thursday Saturdays

5:30pm 4pm 9:30am


Deb D’Andrea


Ping Pong Club




Jim Follin






Bob Goldman


Red Hot Seasons




Sue Ann Goldman


Rummikub Club




Dianne Trivers


Samba Club

Tuesdays Saturdays

6:30pm 12:30pm


Marie Ferrazzano Kathleen Primavera



Mon & Fri






Single’s Club



off sight

Susan O’Dell


Sports Fans Club

2nd Monday



Ron Shandler






Phil Savader


Sunset Beach Tiki Hut




Tricia Buonomo


Sunshine Club




Sue Ann Goldman


Tai Chi Club



Fitness Rm

Mike Campagno


Tennis Club - Open Play Men’s Doubles Women’s Doubles Women’s Open Play

M, W, F Saturdays Sundays Tues./Thurs. M, Th, F Sundays

8am 8:30am 8am 8am/9am 8:30am 8:30am

Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts

Bob Memis Gayle Deighan

772-345-5857 772-521-1084

TLC Women’s Bible Study




Diane Harrington


Travel Club of Vitalia




Carolyn Fedor


Veterans Club

3rd Saturday



Richard Clinton


Vitalia Players Club

1st Monday



Marcia Buck


Vitalia Sharpshooters

3rd Tuesday



Phil Saia Amado Delgado Jean Delgado

630-204-5511 703-915-6520 703-965-4858


To be included on this list or update your club’s information, email | See monthly calendar for Room Key

Art Club Mondays at 1:30pm | Wednesdays at 9:30am Biscayne Room

Monday is Mosaics and Crafts Day; we’ll show you how to mosaic your item. We have the mosaic supplies. It’s also a day to do your favorite craft - bring your supplies. Contact Polly Lasher at 772-345-9228 or On Wednesdays create your artwork with friends. Bring your own supplies to create your painting or bring your favorite medium and work at your own pace. Occasionally there are watercolor classes. Contact Ricky for details at 239-6826532 or

Bingo Sunday, July 22nd | 7pm-9pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come on down to the Captiva Club for a fun evening of bingo. No reservation or tickets are needed; simply pay at the door, $5 per person. We’ll serve coffee, tea and snacks,

but you’re always welcome to bring your own snacks as well.

Bocce/Petanque Bocce: Saturdays at 9am | Petanque: Mondays at 5pm, Tuesdays at 9am, Wednesdays at 5pm

Bocce is an Italian game played between 2 teams of 4 players max with 8 large balls and 1 small target ball. Petanque is a French game played with metal balls and 1 small ball. The object of both games is to get as close to the small ball as possible. Maximum number of players: 8 per court. Contacts: Greg at or 772-345-9267 for Bocce and Steve Serafino at or 772-345-9185 for Petanque.

Book Club Chapters

More Than a Book Club Thursday, July 26th | 10am | Biscayne Room

This month we’ll be discussing The Underground Railroad by July 2018 | Vitalia Voice   11  

out & about Club / Group Colson Whitehead. The author re-creates the unique terrors for a slave named Cora in the pre-Civil War era, he weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The story is of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage. The book for August 23rd is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Contact: Janet Taylor at

Mystery Book Club Thursday, July 5th | 4pm | Augustine Room

Do you love mysteries? Can’t wait until the end of a book to find out “who did it?” Then this club is for you! Join the Mystery Book Club! For more information, contact Susan O’Dell at The book this month is McNally’s Luck by Lawrence Sanders. The book for August 2nd is Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline.

Vitalia Book Club Tuesday, July 10th | 9:30am | Augustine Room

This month: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes. Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt’s island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara’s life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl driven from her home a century before. Inara uncovers a tragic truth and it forces her to make an impossible choice. Upcoming: August 14th - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Adrian Goetz: 772-345-2294 or

Bowling Club Tuesdays | 1:30pm Superplay USA, 1600 NW Courtyard Cir., Port St. Lucie

Residents meet at the bowling alley to enjoy 1-3 games. The ball and shoes are included in the $2 per game price (cash). Just look for your neighbors and join the fun. We do not have teams and novice to experienced are all welcome.

Bridge Club Wednesdays | 1pm-4pm | Augustine Room

Bridge players join us for co-ed party bridge. Meet in the lobby of the clubhouse. All levels are welcome! Contact Cindy Loney at 772-345-4333 or

Bunco Sunday, July 8th | 6:30pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Please bring $5 in small bills. RSVP/Questions: Sue Ann at 772-345-2460 or 12   Vitalia Voice | July 2018

Car Club Wednesday, July 18th | 8:30am

The club is open to all residents. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meeting. Those who have vehicles of interest, all makes and models, or anyone that is interested in joining other residents to participate in car related events, can participate. We’ll also be going/participating in car shows. For more information, contact Greg Trentacoste at or 732-5399110 or Rich Clinton at or 240876-1990. Check email blasts or Facebook Group Vitalia Car Club for events.

Club Amici Club Amici is on hiatus for the summer! See you September 29th for our San Gennaro Fest & Benefit! We are happy to welcome Nancy Dandro as Hospitality Committee Chair. She will work with a team of highly committed residents to plan our club events! Thank you for offering support and ideas to our committee, for future exciting events!

Club Sabor! Saturday, July 14th | 6pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Join us for a Celebration of Freedom as four Latin countries celebrate this in July. Tables of 10, dinner, dancing, show and Sabor fun! BYOB. Tickets: $20 per person. MEMBERS ONLY. As of press time, tickets were still available. Saturday, October 6th | 6pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Help us celebrate the mother country, Spain, during Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a special treat – PAELLA! Tables of 10, dinner, dancing, a show and Sabor fun – Spanish-style! BYOB. Tickets: $25 per person. MEMBERS ONLY. Tickets will go on sale starting at 9am August 1st via email. For information on either event, email or call Jean Delgado at 703965-4858.

Cooks Corner If you’re interested in cooking or just enjoy watching a chef prepare a delicious meal then this is the club for you. There is a one-time fee of $10. On Wednesday, July 11th at 5:30pm, At Your Service catering will prepare in our demo kitchen, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, Asian noodle salad, Oriental chicken stir fry, and Death by Chocolate for $20. Join us on Wednesday, July 18th at 5:30pm for dinner at Harps in Stuart for $20 (tax and tip included). For more information, email Susan O’Dell at

out & about Club / Group Disc Golf Club Wednesdays & Fridays | 8:30am

We play Wednesday and Friday mornings and have visited disc golf courses from Melbourne to West Palm Beach. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole.” Beginners are welcome and lessons will be provided. If you can throw a Frisbee®, you can play disc golf. Contact Celso Fernandez at

Dogs & Cats Forever Club Interested in helping our furry friends? The club plans events throughout the year that benefit the Dogs & Cats Forever No-Kill Shelter in Fort Pierce. From Food and Supply Drives, Fundraisers and Enjoyment Book Sales, our goal is to help support our local animal shelter. You can always donate clothing, household items, etc. to the Dogs & Cats Forever Thrift Store at 1762 SW Bayshore Blvd., or you can volunteer at the shelter. If you’re interested in joining the club, contact Kathy Pachuta at

Friends and Neighbors of Education (FAN) Club A rousing thank you to all who participated in the 1st Karaoke Competition Night! What a wonderful night we had! Thanks to all who came to support your friends in the competition. Save the date of September 8th for the Black and White Dance Night! You will be entertained by Jerry and the Dolls singing favorite hit songs to dance the night away! You are encouraged to wear your best black or white outfit! There will be chance drawings with plenty of prizes. All proceeds benefit children’s early literacy in PSL. Contact Cathy Powers at 772-345-2486 or

Genealogy Club No Meeting in July, August and September

The club’s focus is on the study of families and the tracing of lineages and history utilizing historical records, oral information, genetic analysis, computer-based tools and software. We assist each other and those new to genealogy on how to begin their search. Come join us in carving out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture. For more information, contact Janet Taylor at

We’re an interactive Bible-based group studying the Old and New Testaments. Lessons are from Scripture, DVD series, and current events. All are welcome regardless of faith or background. For more information, please contact Kathy Simon at 352-238-5472 or or Al Castaldo at 631-455-3777 or

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

Join us for a fun afternoon. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Please contact Bob Goldman at 772345-2460 or

Juliets Thursday, July 12th | 1pm | Bonefish Mac Grill

The Juliet’s will be lunching this summer. Please remember that some restaurants have limited availability, so sign up early. Come join us and cool off at Bonefish on Becker Road. Favor your palette with their lite bites, soups and salads, burritos, burgers and landlubber favorites. All ladies are welcome to join us for lunch. Ask your neighbors and friends. RSVP to Shelley Deixler at or text 954-547-7696.

Knit One, Crochet Too Club Thursdays | 7pm-8pm | Augustine Room

Some of our members make shawls for the Sexual Assault Assistance Program and others make Knitted Knockers for women who have had mastectomies. Come to learn to knit or crochet, or bring a project. All are welcome. Contact: Margie at or 561-876-5568.

LOVe Hadassah, Sue Ann Goldman Chapter Tuesday, August 14th | 11:30am | Grand Treasure Ballroom

You’re invited to join us for our semi-annual Game Day. Bring the women you like to play with and your favorite game (Mah Jongg, Canasta, Rummikub, Mexican Train, etc.). If you don’t have a game, we will place you in one. A boxed lunch will be provided by Flavored Fork (Vitalia’s New Year’s Eve caterer). The cost per person is $18. RSVP to Dorn Zelinsky at 407-408-1755. Proceeds from this event will go to Autism Research. Thank you for your past support; we hope to see you again in August. Additional information is on our website at

Good News Bible Study

Men’s 8-Ball League

Wednesdays | 11am-12pm | Augustine Room No Meeting July 4th or July 11th

Wednesdays & Thursdays | 6:30pm-10pm

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out & about Club / Group interested in being part of the club, we can have a meeting with all interested Pool Shooters and create another day and time for all to play. Anyone interested, please email Jerry,; Bill,; or Mike, Please include your name, email address, and phone number.

Music Lovers Club Saturday, July 28th | 7pm | Ballroom

We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Saturday night, July 28th. The event will feature food, dancing, games and special entertainment, a musical revue, The ‘60s Pop! It is BYOB and tables of ten are planned. We will be happy to place smaller groups at a table with your Vitalia neighbors. Cost is $15 per person. Contact Carol Rizzo, our Committee Chairperson, at or 772-345-1843 for reservations and complete details!

Pickleball Club Open Play Daily | 7am & 6:30pm

Come out for great fun and exercise on our beautiful pickleball courts! You’ll find players of all levels both morning and afternoon. If you’re new to the game and would like a free private lesson, contact Kevin Schuler at 772-345-6216. For further information, contact Dore Handy at

Pilates Club Tuesdays - 5:30pm | Thursdays - 4pm | Saturdays - 9:30am

The purpose of the Pilates Club is to further wellness and camaraderie between like-minded residents. Pilates helps develop strength, flexibility, posture and enhances mental awareness. The use of hand weights and/or the Pilates Rings is optional. Weights are supplied by Vitalia; rings are purchased personally. Deb D’Andrea, the Club Chairperson, is a certified Pilates instructor. For more information on the club, please contact Deb at

Ping Pong Club Wednesdays at 7pm | Ballroom

The Vitalia Ping Pong Club (Table Tennis) meets in the Ballroom every Wednesday for open play. We have three tables and all levels of play. If you want more information, contact Jim Follin at or just stop by!

Pinochle Fridays | 6pm | Demo Kitchen

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out playing Pinochle! Contact Bob Goldman at 772-3452460 or for further information.

Red Hot Seasons - Vitalia’s Red Hat Group Wednesday, July 18th | 12pm | LongHorn

A Red Hatter wants to have fun and friendship with other women. If you like wearing purple with red accessories, laughing and having a good time, join our group. Dues are $10 per year. On July 18th we will be meeting at the Tradition LongHorn Restaurant. RSVP to Jennifer Marino at 561-324-7607 or Alice Spinnato at 917-921-7312 ASAP.

Rummikub Club Tuesdays | 7pm-10pm | Biscayne Room

All are invited to join us for lively games, even new players; no RSVP is needed. If you have a game set, please bring it. An easy game to learn, Rummikub is played with tiles, but is similar to the card game Rummy. It’s fun and different every time it’s played; combining luck and strategy, it changes quickly so every player has a chance to win until the very end. The object is to be the first to play every tile on your rack. It’s a great game to bring people together, with plenty of opportunities for talking, chatting, and competition if desired. Contact Dianne Trivers: 772-345-3826.

Samba Club Tuesdays | 6:30pm-9:30pm | Augustine Room Saturdays | 12:30pm-3:30pm | Augustine Room

If it’s Tuesday, it’s SAMBA at 6:30pm in the Augustine Room. We teach the card game - it’s not a dance! All new comers are welcome to come play as well as those who wish to learn. FUN FUN FUN! Contact Marie Ferrazzano at for more information.

Shuffleboard Club Mondays & Fridays | 9am

Maximum number of players is 12 per day. Presently we’re taking a wait list for Mondays, but on Fridays we still have openings. If we get enough requests perhaps we will start another day depending on the demand. If you are new and need game instructions, they will be provided. Please contact Dave at 484-905-2431.

Single’s Club Saturday, July 7th | 5:30pm | Sailor’s Return, Stuart Sunday, July 22nd | 1pm | Kyle G’s, Jensen Beach

Join the single’s group for monthly activities and make new friends. The goal of the club is for singles to meet, make

out & about Club / Group friends and participate in clubhouse activities and events outside. Join us for dinner or brunch; RSVP to Susan O’Dell at for reservation purposes.

Sports Fans of Vitalia Our regular monthly meetings have been suspended for the summer. However, the group will remain in contact via email for group outings to St. Lucie Mets games and other events. NEXT MEETING: October 8th. NEXT BUS TRIP: Sunday, December 2nd to the Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo game. To get on our email list or for more information, contact Ron Shandler at

TLC Women’s Bible Study Touching Ladies for Christ Thursdays | 10:30am | Augustine Room

You’re welcome to join this non-denominational/interdenominational Bible Study. This group of women are seeking to learn about God, why He created us, and how we can have an awesome personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Through studying His Word we discover truths that encourage, comfort, and give hope and clear direction for our lives. We also have fun socials planned. Contact: Diane Harrington at, or call 772-345-9054 (home) or 404-578-0437 (cell).

Sunset Beach Tiki Hut Group

Veterans Club

Sundays | 1pm | Sunset Beach Pool

Saturday, July 21st | 8:30am | Augustine Room

Join us for a fun way to socialize with your neighbors and welcome new residents. Membership is $5 per person for the calendar year. Each member brings either food or a beverage to share. Contact Tricia Buonomo at tbbuonomo@ for more information.

Sunshine Club We are looking for new members to help run the board. Anyone interested, please contact Frank Barone at 772-3452476 or Sue Ann Goldman at 772-345-2460.

Tai Chi Club Wednesdays | 1pm | Fitness Room (Ballroom When Available)

Spend an hour away from the everyday distractions. Learn to relax your body, improve balance and movement while learning a Tai Chi form. Comfortable clothing is suggested. Class is presently full. If interested in being on the waitlist, please contact Mike Campagno: 631-766-4670 or

Tennis Club Check the Sports Bulletin Board for Weekly Court Assignments and Availability

The club was formed with the following objectives: 1) To promote the enjoyment of tennis to all residents; 2) To make recommendations regarding facilities, conditions, accommodations and maintenance for tennis; 3) To make available means for improving tennis skills; and 4) To arrange for tournaments, outings and socials within Vitalia and at other local tennis facilities. We have a Friday Tennis Social on the first Friday of each month at 5:30pm. All are welcome to join in the fun. Contacts: Bob Memis at 772-3455857 or Gayle Deighan at 772-521-1084.

We’re searching for new members - all veterans welcome! The purpose of our club is to promote patriotic events, provide guidance and assistance to veterans in this community, and assist in obtaining needed social and medical attention from proper veteran agencies. We meet on the third Saturday of the month. Contact Richard Clinton at 240-876-1990 or

Vitalia Players Theatre Club Monday, July 2nd | 7pm | Augustine Room

SAVE THE DATE: “Drinking Habits,” a hilarious farce scheduled to run October 19th and 20th is about nuns making and selling wine to support their struggling convent. This play offers up many laughs, so say a prayer that you will be able to get your tickets next month before they begin disappearing! You will sing the praises of our talented cast who are working religiously on their lines! Come share in the fun with us by creating all other elements of the show. Join our club! We meet the first Monday of the month at 7pm. Contact Marcia Buck for more information at

Vitalia Sharpshooters Tuesday, July 17th | 9am | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Looking for an active gun club that promotes firearm ownership? Each month we meet to discuss subjects relevant to firearm ownership, safe gun handling, and the shooting sports. Videos, tips from a resident gunsmith, presentations by members, group trips to the range, and outside speakers too. Check us out on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contacts: Phil Saia, 630-204-5511; Amado Delgado, 703-915-6520; or Jean Delgado, 703-965-4858. All are welcome. July 2018 | Vitalia Voice   15  

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