Event Highlights Pelican Preserve’s
Tribute Band Concert Series Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Big Band
Wednesday, February 20 5:00pm Food tents open 6:00pm Concert begins $15 Pelican Preserve Residents and Guests $20 Non-Residents Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Call (239) 985-1751 for reservations or log in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and click on the Calendar. Special menu to be announced.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Thursday, February 14 6:00-9:00pm Magnolia Room Entertainment provided by Carmen $40 inclusive per person
Welcome champagne toast Passed assorted canapés and hors d’oeuvres Fresh bake rolls and butter on tables Salad – spring mix, micro greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red bell peppers and goat cheese served with -mango vinaigrette Entrée – Char-grilled filet mignon topped with bacon and fontina cheese, served with a cabernet demi-glace Sides – Potatoes au gratin, white and green asparagus Dessert – Passion fruit mouse heart with a chocolate mirror glaze
Please make your reservations to attend by calling Soliel at 239-985-1751 or by logging onto the website and clicking on the Club Calendar. Table request can be made, forms are available online or at the Front Desk. Please have one person be responsible for your table. Include all names when submitting your table request.
Destinations Valentine’s Dinner
Thursday, February 14 5:00-8:00pm $40++ per person and includes a bottle of house wine per couple Soup – Roasted red bell pepper cream with mini crab cake Salad – Spring mix, micro greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red bell peppers and goat cheese, served with mango vinaigrette Intermezzo – Coconut sorbet Choice of Entrée Chilean Sea Bass – pan roasted, topped with Malibu coconut cream sauce, served with basmati rice, white & green asparagus Surf & Turf – Char-grilled petite filet mignon topped with bacon, fontina cheese and a cabernet demi-glace, matched with sea scallops topped with vermouth almond cream sauce, served with potato au gratin, white and green asparagus Dessert – Passion fruit mouse heart with a chocolate mirror glaze
Please call Destinations to make your reservations (239) 985-1688. Please note there will not be regular dinner service at Destinations on this evening.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already February! The amenities are busier than ever and we are so pleased with the amount of support from our Residents and Members at the Town Center and Golf Club! Secure your reservations in advance so you don’t miss any exciting events. Let Pelican Preserve help you in treating that special someone to some pampering in February! Join us for a special “Sweetheart Brunch” in Destinations on Sunday, February 10, or our Valentines Dinner Dance in the Magnolia Room on Thursday, February 14. If you’re looking for Valentines gifts, stop at Soleil Health and Fitness. A spa service is the perfect way to pamper your sweetheart, or stop by the Golf Shop to select some of the newest fashions or golf gear!
Keep Your Information Up-To-Date Remember that you can update your contact information and email address on the Residents and Members websites! Simply log in to the websites and click “My Profile” on the left where you can update your mailing address(es), email address, phone numbers and more! The Club is notified of changes you made online. Please note that any changes to your billing address will take effect the next billing cycle. If you need assistance logging in to the Club website, please contact Debbie Bill at (239) 985-1770 or Gee Gee DeLeon at (239) 985-1647.
Town Center Improvements I’m happy to report that our Town Center improvements are moving along very smoothly. Our interior painting is complete and we expect to have the new carpet to be installed in the Card Room, Billiard Room and the
Administrative Hallway this month. We also expect our new furniture to arrive soon. In addition to the interior improvements, we’ve recently added a compost recycling area to the Garden Plots and converted our indoor and outdoor pool heaters to an electric geothermal heating system—both are environmentally-friendly improvements!
9th Annual WCI Tennis Club Challenge The 9th Annual WCI Tennis Club Challenge will be held on March 16, 2013, at 10:00am at Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice. This event is one unique Lifestyle benefit of living in a WCI community as tennis players from the WCI family of Clubs will compete for the traveling trophy. We invite you to attend the tournament to cheer on your home team and check out the action!
Reminders for Golf Members Activity levels are way up and the 2013 Member utilization is at an all-time high! Thank you for your support! Remember, that as a Member, you have the ability to make tee times 10 days in advance. We recommend that you take advantage of this 10-day booking window this busy time of year. The MGA and LGA have some great events coming and you may refer to the Club Calendar on the Members website for all upcoming events. We also have printed calendars available in the Golf Shop or Administrative Office. If you’re interested in joining the MGA or LGA, see Head Golf Professional David Startzel to learn how. Don’t forget! As a Full Golf Member of Pelican Preserve, you receive a 20% discount in all regular-priced apparel in the Golf Shop! Stop in to see our latest fashions.
2013 Member Referral Program What makes a Club like Pelican Preserve fun and enjoyable? The Members do! We trust you are proud to be a Pelican Preserve Member and would be happy to refer your friends and associates to become Full Golf or Trial Members. Contact Chris Pilgrim at (239) 985-1742 to learn more. As a Pelican Preserve Member, you may make a personal referral of friends and associates, if your referral joins the Club, you’ll receive the following incentive! Referral Bonus
Full Golf Membership
$1250 and 10 guest rounds
$500 and 5 guests rounds
From the Administrative Office
Security at Pelican Preserve
Kent Security will be checking Residents and guests for wristband and ID cards on a more frequent basis. Please remember to bring your Resident wristbands or ID cards with you to the outdoor pool and various areas at the Town Center. If you are in need of a wristband, please inquire with the Staff at Soleil. Guest wristbands can be picked up at the Fitness Center as well
Keep Your Information Up to Date
Don’t forget to update your information with Debbie Bill in the Administrative Office! Debbie can be reached at (239) 985-1770 or via email at debbiebill@wcicommunities. com. You may also log in to the Resident website to update your information which is automatically routed to the Administrative Office upon update! Please be sure to update: • Address and Phone Numbers • Birthday so you can be a part of the Birthday Club at Pelican Preserve • Emergency Contact Form (which can be updated by filling out a form at Soleil). The emergency contact information is kept on file in the event we need to contact someone for you.
Pelican Preserve Vehicle Storage Lot
All vehicles parked in the Pelican Preserve Storage lot must be registered with the Town Center Administrative Office. To register your vehicle, please see Debbie Bill in the Town Center Administrative Office or call Debbie at (239) 985-1770. Any un-registered vehicle in the Pelican Preserve storage lot will be towed at the owner’s expense. Residents returning from the North who are planning to store vehicles and trailers in the Storage lot over the winter should contact Debbie Bill in the Town Center Administrative Office so she can update the storage lot records.
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Special Notice Rega rding Wildlife in Pelican Preserve Alligators have been seen along the sidewalk near the hedg Preserve Boulevard es on Pelican an over the next severa d will be active l months as they roam from pond to pond. Please use caution and bring a flashlight with yo u when walking at ni ght.
• All guests must check in at the Fitness Center to obtain temporary wristbands before using the outdoor pool. Guests using the Fitness Center must check in at the Front Desk and pay a guest fee. • Please refrain from smoking in the outdoor pool area and the eating area by Frescos. Smoking areas are located outside the pool fence. • No glass containers are allowed in the pool areas. • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa per the Lee County Health Department. • During inclement weather please alert the staff in the Fitness Center to lower umbrellas at the Outdoor Pool to prevent damage. • Please adhere to posted speed limits throughout Pelican Preserve and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. • Golf course and cart paths are for golfers only. Please do not use the golf course or cart paths to jog, run, walk or walk your dog. This includes early morning and evening hours.
While Out and About
• Please do not ride bikes on the sidewalks; use the bike lanes on Pelican Preserve Boulevard. When riding on the road, ride with the flow of traffic, not against it. Don’t forget your helmet! • When walking in the community, please use the sidewalks. • Help us maintain the beauty in our natural areas and please properly dispose of dog waste. Do not throw waste bags in the Preserve area. • Please do not feed the wildlife in the Preserve or in your neighborhoods. This includes birds and alligators.
Pelican Preserve Website
For questions on the website or information on how to log in, please contact Stacy Logue at (239) 985-1755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for the Newspaper
For your convenience, a Fort Myers News-Press newspaper stand is now located in the Town Center across from the dog park.
Pelican Preserve Name Tags
We encourage Pelican Preserve Residents to wear name tags to Pelican Preserve events, functions and get-togethers. Now is a great time to order a name tag! To order your name tag, please contact Beverly Hoffmann at (239) 313-6332 or via email at email@example.com or Mary Jo Nardello at (239)225-6733 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name and neighborhood will be printed on the name tag. The color of your name tag will be specific to your neighborhood. The cost for each name tag is $8.50 and payment is due at the time of ordering.
Dog Park Usage & Maintenance
If you are interested in utilizing the dog park, you must register your dog at the Administration Office of the Town Center. Once your dog is registered, we will issue a special tag for your dog and provide you with the gate code. You are welcome to complete the required forms at home and bring them to the Office. Forms can be found in the Administrative Office and online on the Pelican Preserve website under Forms and Documents. Please note that the Dog Park will be closed the first Monday of every month for routine maintenance. 2013 dog tags are available with Debbie Bill in the Administrative Office for those needing a new tag for the new year.
Big Game Football Night at the Golf Club Sunday, February 3 5:00pm until game ends
Join fellow Golf Members to watch the big game at Loons! Bar menu includes: basket of crispy seasoned jo-jo’s, bowl of beef chili with all the toppings, half pound big game burger, Buffalo chicken wings, steamed “sabrett” hot dogs, house smoke pulled pork sandwich and blackened chicken salad.
Theme Night - Surf & Turf
Friday, February 22 $22++ per person Please call (239) 985-1795 for reservations.
GOLF CLUB HOURS OF OPERATION Golf Shop 7:00am - 5:00pm Practice Facilities 7:15am-4:00pm Closed at 2:00pm Tuesday and Thursday.
Spring Fling Dinner Dance – Members Only Event
Saturday, March 2 Osprey Room at the Golf Club Entertainment provided by Too Hot Duo $27 inclusive Rolls and butter Salad – Boston bibb, radicchio, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, crumbled feta cheese, grape tomato, carrot with a zinfandel wine vinaigrette Entrée – Chicken Scaloppini and Jumbo shrimp – roasted shallot sundried tomato cream, cappellini pasta with basil, rainbow julienne vegetables Dessert – Mini Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake Please call (239) 985-1795 for reservations. Table request forms obtained from and submitted to Gee Gee at the Golf Club.
Taylor Made Demo Day
Dining Spoonbills - Golf Club Snack Shop 7:00am - 6:00pm Daily Full Menu Available: Breakfast 9:00-11:00am Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Loons Member Dining 11:00am-6:00pm Daily Food Service 11:00am-3:00pm
Monday, February 18 10:00am-2:00pm
Happy Hour 3:00-6:00pm Monday - Friday
9-Hole Golf Mixer (Shamble)
Loons Little Bites Menu 3:00-5:00pm
Friday, February 8 2:00pm Shotgun
18-Hole Golf Mixer
Sunday, February 17 1:00pm Shotgun with dinner to follow Community Challenge Team Points
Dinner Service 5:00-8:00pm Friday & Sunday Dinner service will not be available on Sunday, February 3 due to the Big Game football party in Loons.
Join the LGA! Make a new friend while enjoying friendly competition. Some events match players of like abilities, others mix it up pairing high and low handicaps together. All are great fun! Contact Jessica Earl for membership details at (239) 245-8895 or via email at email@example.com.
When Hook Meets Slice (LGA-MGA combined event)
who won top points for Pelican Preserve at Olde Hickory: Vena Bartlett, Vicki Foster, Lynn Hilt, Hee Soo Kim, Anne Marie Kunz, Wanda Michmerhuizen, Mary Varnum, Mary Ann Werschky. Next Interclub Match is scheduled for March 21 at Kelly Greens. Sign up in the ladies locker room.
Monday, February 25 1:00pm shotgun Details and sign up will be posted at the Golf Club.
Congratulations to Rules Event Winning Team
LGA March Events
On January 14, over 70 ladies enjoyed wine, chocolate and a game centered around the rules of golf. Thanks to our Club Golf Professional, David Startzel, for providing his rules expertise. The ladies on the Bogey Team answered the tie-breaker question accurately after four teams were tied! Congratulations to the Bogey Team: Ruth Beaver, Joyce Darling, Kathy Freese, Maria Giampaolo, Heather Irwin, Lynne Sullivan, Capri Wettour, and Vicky White.
LGA Member-Member Event
February 19 - Tee times February 21 - 8:30am shotgun followed by lunch and meeting. Sign up in locker room. There will be a separate sign up for “lunch only” attendees.
Tuesday, February 12 – Pick & Play with 4 clubs Thursday, February 28 – Play from gold tees
Thursday, March 7 8:30am shotgun Entry forms are available in ladies locker room.
Nine, Wine & Dine Event
Sunday, March 3 3:00pm shotgun Watch for more details and sign up at Golf Club.
Cards and Tiles – Hand & Foot, Canasta and Mah Jongg
Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm Members Dining Room Come and play! Open to all ladies golf Members. Complimentary bar snacks, and 50% discount on all beer and house wine!
Congratulations to the January 14th Interclub Players
Tennis Hours of Operation Monday through Thursday -7:00am-5:00pm Friday - 7:00am-3:00pm Saturday - 8:00am-12:00pm
Round Robin/Competitive Doubles Pre-registration is required. $1.00 for all round robins and doubles. Residents and owners may sign up 48 hours in advance. Renters and guests can sign up 24 hours in advance.
Men’s and Ladies leagues have started. Check the bulletin board at the Tennis Casita for schedules of play.
Sony Open Tennis Tournament Key Biscayne Florida
Round Robin (All Levels) Wednesday 8:30-10:30am Competitive Doubles Thursday 8:30-10:30am Matched by playing ability
Tuesday, March 26 $70 per person
Men’s Day (All Levels) Friday 1:00pm T ennis C linics Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30am 9:30 - 11:00am Tuesday NEW! Thursday 3:00 - 4:00pm
For questions or to register for tennis clinics, please call (239) 985-1761 or (239) 985-1762.
2.5-3.0 3.0-3.5 1.0-2.5
Pre-registration required for all clinics. A minimum of four per clinic. Cost is $12.00 per person to participate.
Bus leaves at 8:00am and returns approximately 9:30pm. Snacks and sandwich provided. Enjoy your favorite tennis stars striving to win the trophy! Please see Bob or Carol in the Tennis Shop or call (239) 985-1762 to reserve your place on the bus.
Pickleball - All levels Welcome • Open play Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00- 11:00am. These times may change in the future to accommodate more players. • All other Pickleball court reservations may be scheduled two days in advance for two-hour time slots. The court reservation sheet is in the bulletin board outside the Tennis Casita. • A Pickleball committee has been formed and will assist with the development of the pickleball program. • Pickleball Committee Members: Mike Magstadt, Dave Atkinson, Darlene Nelson, Jan Bontz and Tom Werley.
Soleil Health & Fitness February Group Exercise Schedule
Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Time 7:30am 8:00am
Saturday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Monday Total Body Express Pilates Plus PB
Tuesday Core Strength & Stretch CH Interval Overdrive EM
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday Total Body Express Pilates Plus PB
Core Strength & Yogilates PB Stretch CH Interval Overdrive PB
Total Body TL
Total Body TL
Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp CH Aqua Boot Camp EM
Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp CH Aqua Belts & Bars SL
Aqua Belts & Bars SL
Fun & Fit TL Water Aerobics SL
*Yoga DG Water Walking EM
Step It Up TL Aqua Fun PLUS SL
Water Aerobics EM
Breathe, Stretch & Relax PB
Yoga CH First Step to Fitness PB On The Ball PB Aqua Stretch CH
**Line Dancing PB
Aqua Jocks SL
Zumba PB Water Aerobics SL
Water Aerobics CH
First Step to Fitness CH
*Yoga DG Water Walking CH
Stabilize, Strength & Stretch HS Aqua Yogilates PB Men’s Fitness Training CH
Aqua Jocks SL TRX Straps Orientation Sign up Required
All classes and times are subject to change. Please call Soleil if you have any questions at (239)985-1751.
Monday and Wednesday 3:00pm
Men’s only water fitness class incorporating cardiovascular exercise, interval training and resistance training. All men are welcome to give it a try.
Men’s Fitness Training
Thursday at 2:00pm
Strength, balance and flexibility training is the focus. All levels of fitness welcome. Learn basic exercises with variations to add intensity.
Punch Cards available at the following prices: Price Per Class - $10 5 Classes - $45 10 Classes - $80 20 Classes - $140 Monthly Unlimited Yoga - $50
**Line Dancing with Patti
Mondays at 2:00pm in the Group Exercise Room Fee: $3.00 per person Payment made directly to the instructor.
First Step to Fitness
Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15pm It’s never too late to feel healthy! This class is designed to help those Residents who would like to start at a beginning level. We will work on balance, functional strength and flexibility through basic moves done sitting down or standing up with support. Have a neighbor who needs to get out and get moving? Encourage him or her to come down to Soleil with you and attend the class.
S oleil Spa
Pick up a spa menu of services at the front desk of Soleil with options for you and/or your guests!
February Spa Special
Book a one-hour service at Soleil in the month of February for you or your sweetheart and receive a voucher for a complimentary bottle of house wine at Destinations the next time you dine! Voucher valid through March 31, 2013. Please Note: There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for spa services. Patrons will be charged the full price of spa service if notice is given less than 24 hours.
Pelican Preserve Streetwalkers
of $15. For reservations and information, please contact Sylvia DiLorenzo directly at (239) 768-1458 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
civilians. Please sign up at Soleil or call (239) 985-1751 or log in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and click on the Club Calendar. Pre-registration is required.
Pelican Preserve Bike Club
Protect Yourself Self Defense for Women
Wellness Series Presentation -
Monday, Wednesday, Friday All are welcome to meet at 7:00am and 7:45am outside the Fitness Center!
9:00am • Town Center Parking Lot
A full list of rides scheduled may be found on the Fitness page on the Residents website. Meet other bikers at Pelican Preserve and plan rides with a group. Weekly rides scheduled for different levels of riders If you have questions regarding the bike rides, you may contact ride leaders: Alan Josephson (email@example.com), Ron Jeannette (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Rob McKay & Merida Munn (email@example.com).
First Tuesday of the each month (Different topic offered each class) Tuesday, February 5 Group Exercise Room 4:30-6:15pm – Suggested free-will offering
February 7, 14, 21 and 28 3:00-4:30pm in Group Exercise Room at Soleil $40 per person for the four-week course to be paid directly to instructor at the first class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes (no sandals). A series totaling six hours of personal protection and common-sense approaches to awareness. No need to be physically fit or athletically inclined, just a determination to be in charge of your own physical well being. This course will be led by Pelican Preserve Resident, Jim Price. Jim has over 30 years of experience in teaching karate and self defense and is a Karate Grand Master and a Senior Trainer in the United States Police Defensive Tactics Association, an organization that teaches defensive tactics to police, corporations and
Pilates Class Reminder:
Guest Waiver Reminder:
Class - Reduce Stress, Calm Your Mind, Enhance Your Life
Pilates has to be a commitment— not just an occasional drop in. Join the class after learning the concept and the exercises in a private or semi-private lesson with Patti Barre. Learn more by contacting Patti in the Fitness Center or call (239) 985-1750.
All guests of Residents need to fill out a Guest Waiver at the Front Desk of Soleil before working out. This includes participating in any classes. A daily $5 guest fee will be charged to the Resident account or guests can pay cash when checking in. Yoga guest fees $10.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Heart Disease
Presented by Dr. Paul DiGiorgi, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgical Section for Lee Memorial Hospital Wednesday, February 13 - 3:00pm Group Exercise Room Please register to attend online, at Soleil Front Desk or call (239) 985-1751.
Wellness Series Presentation
Tired of knee pain, stiffness and not being able to do activities you enjoy? Come learn about safe, effective, non-surgical knee pain treatment. Presented by OsteoArthritis Center of Fort Myers Thursday, February 21 at 2:00pm Group Exercise Room Please make your reservations to attend by calling or stopping by Soleil Front Desk.
Equipment Sign Out:
Croquet, badminton, basketballs, volleyballs, playground balls and bats are available for sign out. Horseshoes and Lawn Bowling equipment are located in the box out on the green. Please sign out equipment in the book located in the Aquatics Office and sign it back in when you are finished using it.
Make reservations by calling (239) 985-1688 or log in to the Residents website and make your reservation online by clicking Online Dining Reservations Destinations Happy Hour 5:00-8:00pm every Wednesday Half-priced drinks and food stations set up throughout the Promenade. February 6 – Bob Cox February 13 – Destinations will be closed – Please come enjoy Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 12 February 20 – Destinations will be closed – Enjoy the Concert with Frank and Dean February 27 – Ron Rutz Lunch Service Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm Sunday Breakfast 10:00am-1:00pm Dinner Service Thursday through Saturday 4:30-8:00pm
Destinations regular dinner service will not be available on February 14. Dinner service will be replaced with a special Valentine’s Day Dinner. Please refer to the front page of this newsletter for details.
Resident Appreciation Night Thursday, February 28 4:30-8:00pm All Residents receive 20% off their food bill during dinner. Drink specials will be available. Please call to make reservations (239) 985-1688 or log in to the website and click on “Online Dining Reservations.” Destinations Sweetheart Brunch Sunday, February 10 10:00am-1:00pm Featuring all the Sunday breakfast favorites plus carving station, raw bar, salads, lunch special and desserts. Frescos Poolside Dining Offering sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and smoothies
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Upcoming Shows for the 2013 Season All tickets are Star Orchestra seating and limited seating is available. Payment is due at the time of reservations and can be charged to your Town Center account. All ticket prices include tax and service fee. Reservations can be made by calling Soleil at (239) 985-1751, stopping by the Front Desk at Soleil or by logging in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and clicking on the Activities & Events tab.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:30 pm - $63.47 Suday, February 24, 2013 1:00pm - $63.47 THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tackling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Deskwinning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Awardwinning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:30pm - $82.55 Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2:00pm - $82.55/ Sunday/March 17, 2013 6:30pm - $82.55 Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”
Popular films, recent releases movies showing 1:00pm, 4:00pm (closed captioning available)
Showtimes at 4:00pm and 7:00pm The Wednesday Night Movies are award-winning independent and documentary films which often receive awards from the Sundance Film Festival, Golden Globes, Academy Awards and numerous foreign film festivals.
February 6 The Hobart Shakespearians-An Inspirational True Story
Mel Stuart’s documentary follows Rafe Esquith, a passionate educator who inspires his students from Central Los Angeles to achieve the best that life has to offer. Mixing Shakespeare, Mark Twain and math, and touring his young charges around Washington, D.C., and college campuses, the elementary school teacher makes learning exciting, including having actors Ian McKellen and Michael York visit the class. For the finale, the kids stage a production of “Hamlet.“ Not Rated – 85 minutes including cartoon
John Rabe – Award Winning True Story
Florian Gallenberger directs this gripping drama about John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur), a German businessman living in Nanking, China, who in 1937 used his Nazi party affiliation to save some 200,000 Chinese civilians from slaughter at the hands of the Japanese army. As Rabe labors to establish an official safety zone to shelter the innocent, he forms an unlikely friendship with an American doctor (Steve Buscemi). Anne Consigny and Daniel Brühl co-star. Not Rated – 136 minutes
February 20 No Movie
Enjoy the concert at the Amphitheater
February 27 A Better Life – Award Winning/Oscar Nominated
This candid social drama tracks the relationship and conflicts between Mexican immigrant gardener Carlos and his teenage son Luis, whom he’s trying to interest in earning an honest living rather than drifting into the East L.A. gang scene. Rated PG-13 – For some violence, language and brief drug use – 106 minutes
Popcorn not available for the 1:00pm show. Seating for movies is on first-come, first serve basis with doors opening 30 minutes prior to showtime. Your Town Center Cards/Green Wristbands are required for admittance to the movies. Guests must be accompanied by Resident.
February 1 Just Go With It
When plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee lies to his girlfriend that he is a divorced family man, he recruits his office manager and her children to role-play as his ex-wife and kids- generating a flood of farcical results and unintended consequences. Rated PG-13 – For Frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language – 116 minutes
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol
Super-agent Ethan Hunt dangles from skyscrapers and otherwise takes daring to new heights on another operation from the Impossible Missions Force. Helping Hunt get the job done is droll fellow IMF agent Luther Stickel. Rated PG-13 – For sequences of intense action and violence – 132 minutes
February 15 Take Shelter
Michael Shannon stars in this thriller as a small-town family man who, determined to protect his wife and deaf daughter from impending disaster, builds an impenetrable storm shelter in the safety of his own backyard. Rated R – For some language and thematic elements – 121 minutes
Act of Valor
Due to a special function we will only be showing the movie at 1:00pm The mission of rescuing a kidnapped CIA agent from a lethal terrorist cell falls to an elite squad of Navy SEALs in this covert-action thriller. Active duty SEALs play the lead fighting roles in a saga based on actual events from their service. Rated R – For strong violence including torture and language – 110 minutes
Big Game Party at Destinations
Sunday, February 3 - 5:00pm until end of game Big game menu to include: beer battered onion rings, Reuben sandwich, original buffalo chicken wings, half pound cheeseburger, Crab salad, molten chocolate lava cake.
Pelican Preserve 5th Annual Art Show
Wednesday, February 6 - 3:00-6:00pm Town Center Promenade Browse the Promenade to view the spectacular handmade artwork and craftsmanship of Pelican Preserve Residents. Artwork will be for display and for sale. Destinations will open at 4:00pm and remain open for Wild Wednesday for those wanting a drink or bite to eat. If you are interested in having a table at the Art Show for a fee of $5 per table, please call Terri at (239) 985-1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 12 5:00-7:00pm Food served 5:00-8:00pm Happy hour drink prices $15++ per person Join us for a fun evening of festivities including a walking parade honoring all Pelican Preserve Clubs. Wild Wednesday style buffet. DJ Bob Cox will host the festivities! Please note we will not be having Wild Wednesday on February 13.
Pelican Preserve’s 3rd Annual Car & Truck Show
Saturday, February 16 – 10:00am-4:00pm Town Center Parking Lot Hosted by Pelican Preserve and Corvettes on the Gulf with proceeds to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Lee Memorial System. Enjoy food, vendor row, door prizes, 50/50 raffle drawings, 98 trophies awarded and six GM special awards. Register at www.premiumcarshows.com or call Pelican Preserve Resident John Cira at (239) 561-8167.
Wednesday, February 27 - 2:00-4:00pm Magnolia Room Whether you have enjoyed the Pelican Preserve lifestyle for 10 years or 10 days, this Expo is sure to help answer some of those lingering questions and introduce you to the “Who’s Who” of Pelican Preserve. Several groups will be on-site to answer questions and share information. Watch for email and flyers for more detailed information. Enjoy complimentary cookies as you make your way around the expo. If you run a Resident club or group that would like to be represented at the expo, please see Terri Lollio in the Fitness Center or email terrilollio@ wcicommunities.com.
Monday, February 18 – 7:00-9:00pm Magnolia Room Claim the Pelican Pursuit crown with a friendly competitive night of trivia and pop culture. Form your own team or we will place you on a team. Eight people per team suggested. $8 inclusive and includes prizes. Coffee bar and assorted teas available. Please register to attend by logging in to the website and click on the Club Calendar or call Soleil at (239) 985-1751.
Thursday, February 28 - 7:00pm More details to follow
Ballroom Dance Group Lessons
4-week session on February 12, 19, 26 and March 5 4:00-5:30pm Smooth dances: waltz, fox trot and tango 6:30-8:00pm Rhythm Dances: swing, rumba and cha cha $60 per person (must be paid in full byFebruary 5) Minimum of 10 participants are required. Classes will continue throughout the year. The first hour is instruction and final half-hour is practice. Call Soleil Health and Fitness Center to register at (239) 985-1751. Please indicate which session you plan on attending. Private lessons available and may be booked by contacting Michael Dressler at (239) 336-4747.
Ballroom Dance Party
Thursday, February 21 - 7:30-9:00pm $5 per person at the door Enjoy an evening of dance with appropriate ballroom tempo dance music.
Leslie Steinau Educational Series – Two Sessions The Life and Work of Albert Einstein by Walter Isaacson with an introduction by Stephen Pinsky Monday February 11 - 7:00pm in Theater Before Walter Isaacson wrote his now famous biography of Steve Jobs he wrote a fabulous biography of Albert Einstein. The book goes into the intimate details of Einstein’s life telling the true story of what kind of student he really was, what his passions were and what drove him. Understanding Einstein life gives one a window into how this man, Time magazine’s man of the century, working by himself in a patent office came up with some the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Steve Pinsky is President of the Aspen Science Center and will present a video of the talk Walter Isaacson presented with the help of George Stranahan a physicist and the founder of the Aspen Science Center. Europe’s Financial Problems and U.S. Parallels – An Update and What You Can Do presented by Pelican Preserve Resident Duane Acker Monday, February 25 - 7:00pm in the Theater The debt problems of Greece, Italy and Spain have parallels in the United States at the federal, state and local levels. With growing debt resulting from repeated annual deficits, will we experience the same level of pain as citizens of Greece? If so, when? Duane Acker, president emeritus of Kansas State University and former board member of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, will describe the parallels, plus some actions taken and that can be taken. After a career in universities, Acker served as director of food and agriculture for the U.S. Agency for International Development, administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, and assistant secretary of USDA. He then returned to Iowa to operate the family’s farm.
Is Now The Best Time to Invest in Real Estate? Hosted by Schlager Schlager & Levin, Tax Strategies & Financial Services featuring speaker Ted Nation February 19 - 4:30pm Osprey Room at the Golf Club
Join us for an evening of dining and an informational seminar. Please make your reservations to attend by calling Soleil at (239) 985-1751.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Sunday, March 3 - 1:35pm Jet Blue Park Limit 2 tickets per household $25 each (right-field grandstand seats, Section 225). Please call Soleil to reserve your seats at (239) 985-1751.
Monthly Kayak Trips with GAEA Guides
Friday, February 8 10:00am-2:00pm $50 per person and includes all equipment and a Florida Master Naturalist as your guide. Paddle on the wild creeks and rivers and get up close and personal with these gentle giants and learn about their history, habitat and habits. Learn about the history of the waterways, birds, plant and animals. Reservations are required and may be made directly with GAEA Guides by calling (239) 694-5513. For a list of all Kayak trips please log in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and click on Activities and Events.
Movie Series presented by Masters Blend of McGregor
Baptist Church - All are welcome to attend Monday, February 4 – “Left Behind” Based on the bestselling novel, Left Behind is overflowing with suspense, action and adventure. This riveting motion picture will take you on a spellbinding journey through the most mysterious book of the Bible, The Book of Revelation. Rated PG-13
Monday, February 25 – “Left Behind-Tribulation Force” In this captivating sequel, journalist Buck Williams, and a group of survivors known as the Tribulation Force know the truth about the new leader of One World Government. He has not come to save the world, he is not the Messiah, he is the AntiChrist. But who will believe them as the world rushes toward the apocalypse? Not rated.
Computer Classes with Paul Kielmeyer
Every Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm - Pelican Lounge Classes include: introduction to Windows, working with digital photographs, email and internet, introduction to iPad. Sign up with Terri Lollio at terrilollio@ wcicommunties.com or call (239) 985-1749
Walking Tour of Downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, February 9 and February 23 Interested in the history of downtown Fort Myers? Join Pelican Preserve Resident, Midge Magstadt, for a walking tour of the downtown area including a look at the new River Basin area. Tours begin at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street at 9:30am (Museum doors open between 9:35-9:40am). The tour will begin once everyone is registered and will last 1 ½ - 2 hours. A lot of walking is required, so wear comfortable shoes. Cost is $10 plus tax paid to the Museum. Exercise your body and your mind on this informational tour! Call (239) 321-7430 for a reservation and ask for “Midge’s tour.”
Intermediate Water Color Janet McCormack Tuesday 1:00-3:30pm - Studio II Fee: $10 (239) 561-6800
Painting with Suzanne
Thursday 1:00-3:30pm Fee: $10 (unless otherwise noted) February 7 – Valentine Jar Lid ($3 for lid) February 14 – Apron ($7 for apron) February 21 – TBA February 28 – No class
Arts & Crafts Projects
Please register for Art Classes by logging in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and clicking on the Club Calendar or call (239) 985-1751. All classes must be prepaid. Participants cannot charge fees to their Town Center accounts.
Marge Saida Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm Fee: $10 (plus supplies, unless otherwise stated) February 13 – Design Your Own Earrings: bring your friends—the more the merrier! February 20 – Pandora Bracelets February 27 – Greeting Cards: learn how to create your own greeting cards, four different cards of your choice from a variety of kits to select from. ($15)
Monday 1:30-3:30pm in the Sewing Studio The Sewing Pelicans meet year-round creating lap quilts, hats, bags and other items for charitable causes. All sewing levels are welcome. Fabric donations are always accepted!
Flowers by Mara
Monday, February 18 • 1:00- 2:30pm $10 class fee + $3 for supplies Come make a pin/clip on flowers to coordinate with your favorite outfit, to clip on a special gift package, to clip on your dog’s collar, to give to a grandchild, etc. The possibilities are endless! Please bring a glue gun and glue sticks.
Beginning Stained Glass
Instructor: Carol Brokke Tuesdays - 9:00am-12:00pm (Beginning February 5) Fee: $25 for materials Class runs for 8 sessions or until project is done. Limited 6 new participants. Previous participants are welcome!
Wednesdays - 10:00am-12:00pm Fridays - 1:00-3:00pm If you are a knitter/crochet-er, join us in Studio I and share your knowledge, projects and ideas. This is a fun group of needle-ers! For more information, you may contact Linda Chesney at (239) 768-2854 or Joan Blizzard at (952) 956-4656.
Woodshop Club Monday 1:00-4:00pm A gathering of people with common interest to benefit from each other’s experiences in the Woodshop. Wood Pens, Bottle Stoppers and Cutting Boards Monday Fee: $10-15 depending upon the project you choose Class offered to those who are interested in learning to make wood pens, bottle stoppers or cutting boards. Instructor Doug Perry will help you through the process. If you have any questions, please contact Doug at (269) 277-9901 or email email@example.com. Softball Practice – All are welcome Tuesdays - 2:00pm Contact Steve Foster for more information at (937) 423-5195. Softball Game Pelican Preserve Cruisers vs. Pelican Preserve Employees Tuesday, February 5 - 3:00pm Softball Game Pelican Preserve Cruisers vs. Lake Fairways Monday, February 18 - 3:00pm Guided Slough Walk at Six Mile Slough Thursday, February 21 - 10:00am Join Resident volunteer naturalist and Slough guide, Brian Hogan, in a 3/4 mile guided walk on the boardwalk of Six Mile Slough every third Thursday of the month. Walk is limited to 10 participants. Group will meet at 9:45am at the covered picnic table area in the park with walks beginning at 10:00am. A $5 donation is required at the time of reservation to help provide funding to “Friends of Six Mile Slough”, a non-profit advocacy group. Parking passes provided the day of the walk. Reservations may be made by calling Brian Hogan at (239) 561-7479. Discovery Club – Naples Botanical Garden Wednesday, February 20 – 10:00am Fee: $15 per person A 90-minute guided tour followed by a chance to roam freely to other gardens of interest. The unique location of the Naples Botanical Garden gives the opportunity to showcase gardens that represent countries and regions that encircle the globe including Asia, Brazil, the Carribbean and Florida. A docent will guide us through two of the many gardens. Please have money to either Sheila Vinhanek or Kathleen Brun by February 15 so we may notify the garden of our number and give them one form of payment. Reserve your spot with Kathleen (239) 768-9078 or Sheila (239) 561-8801. Box lunches are available for $15 each. You may also purchase snacks and water, but outside food is not permitted.
Home Town Gatherings - Annual Minnesota/Wisconsin Monday, February 18 – 5:00-7:00pm Town Center Promenade Come and meet other Minnesota/Wisconsin Residents who live in Pelican Preserve full-time, part-time or simply visit for a few weeks or months. Bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Utensils will be provided. A $1.00 donation to cover costs would be appreciated. Please contact any of the following committee member: Sally Hahn (239) 561-9508 firstname.lastname@example.org 4th Annual Canadian Get-Together Thursday, February 21 - 5:00pm Town Center Promenade Every Canadian citizen, owner or renter, is cordially invited. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your choice of beverage. Please contact Claude and Johanne Arcand if you are interested in joining the gathering. A contribution or $2 would be appreciated to help cover costs. Nurse’s Coffee Gathering Monday, February 4 - 11:30am Town Center Promenade Refreshments will be provided. Wear your name tag if you have one. Please RSVP to Marian Van Volkom at (239) 225-0527 or Pat Humbert at (973) 476-2545. Photography Basics Thursday – February 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00pm Town Center Theater Led by Walter Blonski to help people understand their digital cameras, these two-hour sessions will cover the basics behind digital photography and the concepts behind producing better pictures. Doesn’t matter is you have a basic point-and-shoot or more complex SLR cameras, this session is applicable to amateurs and more advanced photographers. This experience will take you from creating “nice pictures” to creating “oh, wow” pictures. Dining Off Campus - Maria’s Pizza and Pasta in Lehigh Acres Tuesday, February 19 - 6:00pm Located at 1129 Homestead Road North. Please contact Linda Barrette at (239) 768-2483 or email@example.com to make your reservation to attend. Ladies Luncheon – Stir Crazy at Coconut Point Mall Friday, February 22 - 1:00pm Please RSVP by February 18 to Adrienne Everhart (239) 225-7586 or firstname.lastname@example.org Billiard Room 9-ball Leagues Billiard Parlor Monday-Friday at 10:30am Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00pm
New players welcome. Sign up on the dry erase board in the Billiard Room. Billiard Tournament Results: • 1st place Lee Kennan (A Group) • Runner-up Alan McTeague • Consolation Round Winner Bill Zaninelli • Runner-up Dick O’Neil Ping Pong Table Play in the Sewing Room Please remember that guests of Residents, especially children under the age of 16, are not permitted in the Sewing Room without supervision. . Lawn Bowling on the “Village Green” February 24 at 2:00pm First 64 people to notify Gary Brun will make the Dorky Storks or the Horny Owls, email preferred email@example.com. Last resort participants can call (239) 768-9078. Bring lawn chairs and your own refreshments. Those who are last to notify with your intentions will become Loveable Vultures. Book Club - Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland Monday, February 11 Book Club meets the second Monday of the month in the Pelican Lounge at 1:00pm. A full list of the books for the 2012/2013 season can be found on the Pelican Preserve website under Social Clubs. If you have questions or would like to be added to the Book Club email list, please contact Trisha Zuckerman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trish Kyser at email@example.com.
Ladies Party Bridge Group Wednesday at 1:00pm in the Magnolia Room A ladies social and fun group that plays contract party bridge. Regular and substitute players are welcome. Please contact CC Carpenter if you are interested in playing at (239) 791-8106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must sign up ahead of time. Ladies Poker Players Needed Tuesdays - 7:00pm in the Card Room Contact Harriet Herman by calling (239) 313-5772 or email email@example.com. Euchre – All are welcome Mondays at 7:00pm in the Card Room Men’s Party Bridge Group Wednesday at 1:00pm in the Magnolia Room A men’s social and fun group that plays contract party bridge. If you are interested in playing, please call Dave Carpenter at (239) 791-8106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitutes and regular players are welcome. Must sign up ahead of time.
No-Limit Texas Hold’em Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Card Room. Contact Jim Richardson at (239)454-6655 for more information. Couples are Needed for Dealer’s Choice, Nickel/Dime Couples Poker Group meets the last Saturday of the month at 7:00pm in the Card Room. All are welcome. Contact Linda and Fred Tepper by calling (239) 768-9108 or email email@example.com for more information. Duplicate Bridge Thursday at 7:00pm Contact Herb Freese at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pelican Preserve Duplicate Bridge – All are welcome Monday in the Golf Club’s Members Dining Room 12:00pm – Free 45-minute lesson 12:45pm – Games begin There is a $5 table fee and partnerships provided, if needed. Sign-up is required and can be done with Mary Anne Geppert by calling (239) 768-2217 or email email@example.com. Mary Anne is offering to teach additional bridge classes, if there is interest. Bidding and/or Play of Hand classes will be offered according to the response. Classes will run three hours a week and in four-week increments. Cost is $75 per four week session including textbook. If you are interested please contact Mary Anne at (239) 768-2217. Party Bridge Sundays at 7:00pm Looking for volunteers to coordinate Party Bridge. If interested, please contact Terri Lollio by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 985-1749. Pinochle Club Mondays at 7:00pm in the Card Room Five tables are available. For more information contact John and Carolyn Smith via email at email@example.com. Looking for Sheepshead Card Players Thursdays at 6:00pm Call Steve or Jan (715) 499-0331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahjongg Classes – Learn how to Play Mondays at 1:00pm in the Lounge 4 weeks – Beginning February 11 Contact Ashley (239)561-8879 and Harriet Herman (239)313-5772 for details. Mah Jongg in the Card Room Friday at 1:00pm and Tuesday at 7:00pm Contact Harriet Herman for more information by email at email@example.com or call (239) 313-5772
Town Center Hours of Operation Destinations Lunch Service: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner Service: Thursday through Saturday 4:30-8:00pm Sunday Breakfast: 10:00am-1:00pm
Town Center - Directory Studio I Studio II Card Room Woodshop Billiard Parlor
(239) 985-1691 (239) 985-1690 (239) 985-1797 (239) 985-1686 (239) 985-1796
Administration Joe Smith Debbie Bill Food & Beverage Michael Fallacara Joee Hauck Scott Ortiz Soleil Health & Fitness Terri Lollio Bob Green Carol Green Stacy Logue Golf Club Russell Clement David Startzel Seda Butler Chris Pilgrim Gee Gee DeLeon Security Gatehouse
Fitness Center Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 7:00am -3:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm Frescos Poolside Dining Open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Destinations menu available Wednesday through Saturday Pelican Lounge - Computer Room Hours Monday and Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm
General Manager Resident Services
(239) 985-1780 (239) 985-1770
Executive Chef (239) 985-1687 Banquet Manager (239) 985-1706 Director of Food & Beverage (239) 985-1734
MichaelFallacara@wcicommunities.com JoeeHauck@wcicommunities.com ScottOrtiz@wcicommunities.com
Fitness & Activities Director Director of Tennis Tennis Shop Merchandise Coordinator Club Communications
(239) 985-1749 (239) 985-1761 (239) 985-1762
TerriLollio@wcicommunities.com BobGreen@wcicommunities.com CarolGreen@wcicommunities.com
Golf Course Superintendent Head Golf Professional Golf Shop Merchandise Coordinator Golf Membership Director Golf Member Services
(239) 985-1718 (239) 985-1703 (239) 985-1711
RussellClement@wcicommunities.com DavidStartzel@wcicommunities.com SedaButler@wcicommunities.com
(239) 985-1742 (239) 985-1647
February 2013 Newsletter of Pelican Preserve Town Center and Golf Club