Page 1

January 2013

Event Highlights Pelican Preserve’s

Tribute Band Concert Series Experience the music of The Eagles preformed by The Long Run Friday, January 25 5:00pm Food tents open 6:00pm Concert $ 15 for Pelican Preserve Residents and Guests $ 20 for Non-residents Enjoy items available for purchase including the Hotel California Cobb Salad, Witchy Woman’s California Medley Soup, New Kid in Town Short Rib Burger, Lyin’ Eyes of the Pacific Snapper Sandwich or the Portabella Desperado Burger. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Call (239) 985-1751 for reservations or log in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and click on the Calendar to register online.

Broadway Dinner Show presented by Billy Dean and Dawn

Thursday, January 31 6:00pm Magnolia Room $24 inclusive For over 15 years Billy Dean and Dawn have been performing in Southwest Florida country clubs providing all genres of dance music. On Thursday, January 31, they will be performing most of their concert repertoire at Pelican Preserve, showcasing Dawn’s three octave vocal range and Billy’s soprano sax. Selections will include Broadway favorites from Chicago, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, light classical pieces, comedic numbers, movie themes and perhaps a few originals. Make your reservations online by logging in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and clicking on Calendar or call Soleil at (239) 985-1751.

Rolls & Butter Italian Salad Cucumber Tomato Salad with Dill Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes with Pesto, Seasonal Vegetables with butter and wine Chicken Tortellini Pasta – Chicken breast with tri-color cheese tortellini, garlic cream sauce and parmesan cheese Grilled Pork Medallions – char-grilled pork loin medallions with wild mushrooms, pearl onions and thyme demi-glace Chef ’s Choice of Dessert

On behalf of the entire staff at Pelican Preserve, I’d like to wish all Members and Residents a very Happy New Year. We hope that everyone enjoys a prosperous and healthy 2013. Pelican Preserve is full of special Members and Residents and we’re reminded of that every year with your participation in the Employee Holiday Fund and toy donations to our Angel Tree Program. Your generosity is very much appreciated and we know it makes a difference for so many Associates of Pelican Preserve and Lee County children. The State of the Club letter was recently mailed out. We hope this provides some helpful information on the past, present and future of Pelican Preserve Golf Club and Town Center. We are committed to communication and helping make your experience at the Club as enjoyable as possible. As of January 1, we will begin our expanded hours of operation at the Golf Club and Town Center. We’re excited to expand hours of operation in food and beverage, adding lunch service at Destinations Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday breakfast and dinner service on Friday evenings. We will also be adding Sunday Dinner Service for Members at the Golf Club. Soleil Health and Fitness will be open from 7:00am until 3:00pm on Saturdays beginning in January. Be sure to check the website or the newsletter for the most up-to-date operating hours and event information!

From the Administrative Office

Message from General Manager

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

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.

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. Please Note:

The Community Bulletin Board and business card display have been moved to the computer room for your convenience.

Friendly Reminders:

• 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.

Don’t have email? Want to know what is happening in Pelican Preserve? There are now paper copies of all the Residents Alliance and Town Center emails in a binder in the Pelican Lounge. Please leave binder in Lounge so all have access to the information.

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

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 or Mary Jo Nardello at (239)225-6733 or via email at 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.

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@ You may also log in to the Resident website to update your information which is automatically routed to the Administrative Office upon update! Please ensure 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.

Special Notice Regarding Wildlife in Pelican Preserve

Alligators have been seen along the sidewalk near the hedges on Pelican Preserve Boulevard and will be active over the next several months as they roam from pond to pond. Please use caution and bring a flashlight with you when walking at night.

Golf Shop 7:00am - 5:00pm Practice Facilities 7:15am-4:00pm Closed at 2:00pm Tuesday and Thursday. 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 Happy Hour 3:00-6:00pm Monday - Friday Loons Little Bites Menu 3:00-5:00pm Dinner Service 5:00-8:00pm Friday & Sunday

Golf Club Upcoming Events


Friday, January 11 2:00pm shotgun 2-Player Scramble

Saturday, January 5 6:00-9:00pm $15++ per person Entertainment provided by Eric Church. Call (239) 985-1795 for reservations and table requests.

Asian Theme Night

18-Hole Golf Mixer

Sunday, January 20 1:00pm shotgun with dinner following golf Step-Away Scramble

Friday, January 18 Please call (239) 985-1795 for reservations

Winter Dinner Dance Saturday, January 19 Osprey Room at the Golf Club $27 inclusive per person 6:00-10:00pm

Entertainment by Too Hot Duo Please call for reservations (239) 985-1795

LGA News Solheim Cup

Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10 Tee times on Tuesday and an 8:30am shotgun on Thursday followed by lunch and a general meeting. Sign-ups are located in the Ladies Locker Room. A separate sign-up for “lunch only” is also available.

Match Play Championship (18 holes) A free event sponsored by the LGA and open to ALL female golfers of Pelican Preserve January 22 and 24.

Whine, Chocolate & Wine

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

9-Hole Golf Mixer

Saturday Social - Open to Golf Club Members and Guests

Monday, January 14 6:00pm - Wine and chocolate in the Pelican Lounge 7:00-8:00pm - Rules event in the Magnolia Room at the Town Center No more whining about golf rules! Join us for a fun evening with David Startzel as he uses a game format to answer questions regarding golf rules. Door prizes and other fun surprises throughout the evening. You must RSVP by January 10 by signing in the Ladies Locker Room or at the Golf Shop. Rules questions may be submitted in the designated box located in the Ladies Locker Room by January 10.

Menu: Rolls and butter Boston bibb, radicchio, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, crumbled feta cheese, grape tomatoes, carrots with a zinfandel wine vinaigrette Chicken Scaloppini and Jumbo Shrimp with roasted shallots sundried tomato cream Cappellini pasta with basil Rainbow julienne vegetables Mini triple chocolate Bundt cake

Congratulations to the LGA Pelican Cup Winners 18 hole Overall Champions –

Kathy Freese and Wanda Michmerhuizen Flight One

1st Place: Karen Hart and Kay Mikulas 2nd Place: Sandy Finley and Mary Anne Holfelder Flight two

1st Place: Sue Geshel and Jane Florek 2nd Place: Tied – Dawna Burrows and Beverly King,

Kathy Boucher and Ronnie VanLoon Flight three

1st Place: Tied – Peg Anderson and Val Legler,

Adrianne Everhart and Sally Pavlica 9 Hol e s

1st Place: Debra Rupert and Joy Wilson 2nd Place: Carole Bilewitz and Catherine Palleria

Save the Dates

Tuesday, February 12: Pick and Play with 4 clubs Tuesday February 19: Member-Member Event Thursday, February 21: Member-Member Event Thursday, February 28: Play from gold tees

Cards and Tiles – Hand & Foot, Canasta and Mah Jongg Every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm Members Dining Room Come and play! Open to all ladies Golf Members. Complimentary bar snacks, 50% discount on all beer and house wine!

Tennis Anyone?

Tennis Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm Friday 7:00am-3:00pm Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm For questions or to register for tennis clinics, please call (239) 985-1761 or (239) 985-1762. Men’s and Ladies leagues have started. Check the bulletin board at the Tennis Casita for schedules of play.

Tennis Holiday Party

Sunday January 13 1:00-3:00p.m. Cost: $12.00 per person Enjoy grilled chicken, sausage with peppers, pasta salad, watermelon, brownies and a soft drink in the Pelican Lounge at 3:00pm. “Bring your own beverage” for those who would like something other than a soft drink. Please make your reservation by calling Carol at (239) 985-1762.

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.

Round Robin (All Levels) Wednesday 8:30-10:30am

Competitive Doubles matched by playing ability Thursday 8:30-10:30am

Men’s Day (All Levels) Friday 1:00pm

T ennis C linics Tuesday

8:00 - 9:30am



9:30 - 11:00am


Pre-registration required for all clinics. A minimum of four per clinic. Cost is $12.00 per person to participate.

Pickleball - All levels are 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 January 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

8:30am 9:00am


Tuesday Core Strength & Stretch CH Interval Overdrive EM

Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday Total Body Express Pilates Plus PB

Closed January 1, 2013

Thursday Core Strength & Stretch CH Interval Overdrive PB

Friday Yogilates PB

Total Body TL

Total Body TL

Circuit EM

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

11:00am 12:15pm

Yoga CH


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 EM


Stabilize, Strength & Stretch 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.

New Class! Stabilize, Strength & Stretch (SSS) Fridays at 1:00pm

Stability balls and other exercise equipment will be used to focus on strengthening your core and resistance equipment will be used to work large and small muscle groups. Class will end with well deserved stretching and breathing exercises.

New Class Format for Water Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-10:30am – Water Walking 10:30-11:15am – Water Aerobics

Aqua Jocks

Monday and Wednesday at 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

Focused on strength, balance and flexibility training. All levels of fitness welcome. Learn basic exercises with variations to add intensity.

*Yoga Class

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.

Soleil Spa

Pick up a spa menu of services at the front desk of Soleil with options for you and/or your guests!

January Spa Special

Book a one-hour service in January and receive 10% OFF lunch in Destinations. See the Front Desk of Soleil for details!

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

All are welcome to meet at 7:00am and 7:45am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday outside the Fitness Center!

Pelican Preserve Bike Club

Meet other bikers at Pelican Preserve and plan rides with a group. Weekly rides schedules for different levels of riders. All rides begin at 9:00am in the Town Center parking lot. A full list of rides scheduled can be found on the Fitness page on the website. If you have questions regarding the bike rides, you may contact ride leaders: Alan Josephson (, Ron Jeanette ( or Rob McKay and Merida Munn (

Weight Loss, Nutrition and Your Body

presented by Dr. Daren Fitzpatrick, McGregor Chiropractic & Massage Friday, January 18 at 3:00pm • Group Exercise Room at Soleil Make your reservations to attend by calling Soleil at (239) 985-1751 or log in to the Pelican Preserve website and click on Calendar. Do these genes make my butt look fat? Are low fat diets safe? Is there any supplement I can take to lose weight? I eat “right” so why am I gaining weight? Learn fact vs. fiction when it come to weight loss and how Nutrition Response Testing can get you back on track.

Pilates Class Reminder:

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.

Personal Training at Soleil

Customize training to meet your fitness and weight loss goals and improve your total body strength, balance, and flexibility. Land, water and sports specific training available. Contact the Fitness Staff for more information. Single Session $60: Great option for those who may need to add/ change exercises in their existing program or for those who want a “take home program”. 3 Sessions $165: This package is for those who would like to enhance or start an exercise routine 5 Sessions $250: These five sessions will give you a solid program to promote muscle memory or each exercise while enhancing form and exercise efficiency. 10 Sessions $450: This is the most effective program for those who want ongoing training for ultimate benefits and goal achievement.

Mindfulness Enrichment Class - Reduce Stress, Calm Your Mind, Enhance Your Life

First Tuesday of the each month (Different topic offered each class) Tuesday, January 8 • Group Exercise Room 4:30-6:15pm – Suggested free-will offering of $15 For reservations and information, please contact Sylvia DiLorenzo directly at (239) 768-1458 or via email at

Guest Waiver Reminder:

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.

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 Destination Happy Hour 5:00-8:00pm every Wednesday Half-priced drinks and bar menu available. January 2 – Bob Cox January 9 – JD Ingalls January 16 – The Hat Boys January 23 – Omar January 30 – Ron Rutz Dinner Service: 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 will be closed on January 25 for the concert. Resident Appreciation Night Thursday, January 17 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.” Frescos Poolside Dining Offering sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and smoothies Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm Destinations menu available Wednesday through Saturday

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) 985-1755, stopping by the Front Desk at Soleil or by logging in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and clicking on the Activities & Events tab.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Sunday, January 6, 2013

1:00pm - $65.38 / 6:30pm - $65.38 Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MARY POPPINS Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:30pm - $77.78

Sunday, January 20, 2013

6:30pm - $77.78 MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!!” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”

ADDAMS FAMILY 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 Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party),

choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.

LES MISERABLES 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) and 7:00pm Jan 25, there will be no 7:00pm showing due to the concert

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.

January 4

Rise of the Planet of the Apes This reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise is a prequel set in modern-day San Francisco, where scientists are conducting genetic research on apes. The evolved primates develop advanced intelligence and revolt against being used as lab rats. Rated PG-13 - For Intense and frightening sequences of action and violence - 105 minutes

January 11

Albert Nobbs Having for decades disguised herself as a man while working as a butler in a posh 19th-century Dublin hotel, a woman calling herself Albert Nobbs reconsiders her charade when a handsome painter arrives on the scene. Rated R - For some sexuality, brief nudity and language - 113 minutes

January 18

Cowboys and Aliens Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s graphic novel series leaps to the screen as amnesiac gunslinger Jake Lonergan stumbles into the Wild West town of Absolution, where he’s confronted by potent enemy Col. Dolarhyde and a terrifying problem: invading aliens. Rated PG-13 - For intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference - 119 minutes

January 25

The Three Stooges The Three Stooges return to the big screen with this contemporary take on the zany trio from Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. Beginning with their childhood in an orphanage in the 1950s, the film takes Larry, Moe and Curly through their adult years. Four interconnected segments written and directed by the Farrelly brothers contain all-new material but remain true to the classic tone set by the beloved slapstick icons. Rated PG– For slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language—92 minutes

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.

January 2

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel To make the most of their meager retirement savings, a group of British seniors moves to India to live out their golden years at the Marigold Hotel. But upon arrival, they discover the once-lavish resort has wilted considerably. Rated PG-13 – For sexual content and language. 103 minutes including cartoon

January 9

Daughter from Danang This documentary follows an adopted American woman -- one of thousands of Vietnamese children who were separated from their families and flown to America in 1975 -- who gets more than she bargained for when she’s reunited with her birth mother. The film emphasizes how much culture, rather than innate physical characteristics, can shape an individual. Not Rated – 103 minutes including short subject

January 16

Queen to Play Intrigued by a pair of vacationing lovers playing chess, hotel maid Hélène sets her sights on mastering the game. With some coaching from a doctor who employs her services, Hélène hones her chess skills and begins to notice big changes in her life. Not Rated – 110 minutes including cartoon

January 23

Cave of the Yellow Dog Academy Award nominee Byambasuren Davaa (The Story of the Weeping Camel) wrote and directed this docudrama about the disappearing ways of nomadic life in her home country of Mongolia. Young Nansal, the oldest daughter of an actual nomad family, finds a stray dog that quickly becomes her close companion, despite her parents’ disapproval. The film depicts the herdspeople’s everyday tasks for livelihood and survival, while the city beckons from afar. Rated G- 102 minutes including cartoon

January 30

Bride Flight Set in the 1950s, this lush epic centers on Ada, Marjorie and Esther, Dutch brides-to-be flying to New Zealand to take up married life. On the trip, they form a bond and meet a dashing cowboy who alters their lives in unseen ways. Rated R – Strong sex scene and graphic nudity. 132 minutes

Ballroom Dance Group Lessons

Learn to Swing, Rumba, Foxtrot and Waltz! January 15, 22, 29 and February 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 by January 8 Minimum of 10 participants Class meets for four weeks and will continue throughout the year. The first hour is instruction and final half-hour is practice. Michael Dressler has been dancing since the age of three studying ballet, jazz, and modern dance. He was introduced to ballroom dancing at the age of 16 and has been teaching ballroom and social dancing for the last 23 years. He has studied, performed and taught in the United States and Europe, in addition to competing pro-am with his students, as well as professionally in international standard, latin American and theatre arts. Michael is also a full member of the North American Dance Teachers Association. Call Soleil Health and Fitness Center to register at (239) 985-1751. Please indicate which session you plan on attending. Private lessons are available and may be s cheduled with Michael Dressler directly by calling (239) 336-4747.

Ballroom Dance Party

Thursday, January 17 – 7:30-9:00pm $5 per person at the door Enjoy an evening of dance with appropriate ballroom tempo dance music.

Monthly Kayak Trips with GAEA Guides

Friday, January 11 – Manatee Kayak Tour 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 at (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.”

Pelican Preserve Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette – 7 Night Eastern Caribbean

March 17, 2013 Ft. Lauderdale, San Juan, Philipsburg, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Inside Cabin (Category 10) $957.50 per person Ocean View Cabin (Category 7) $1,117.50 per person Veranda Cabin from $1217.50 per person A $250 deposit is due at time of booking. Prices include all port charges, government fees and prepaid gratuities. AAA members benefit with a $75 shipboard credit! Space is limited. Call Harriet Hart at AAA Travel at (239) 939-6500 ext. 3226 for more information and to book.

Estate Planning Seminar

Tuesday, January 22 - 3:00-4:30pm in the Theater Seminar includes wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare surrogates, living wills and probate. This is a free educational seminar presented by John O’Neill of The Law Firm o f O’Neill & Sasso, P.A. Family and friends are welcome. Please register to attend at the Front Desk of Soleil or online.

Boutique on Wheels Fashion Show and Luncheon Wednesday, January 16 11:30am - Magnolia Room Lunch menu and event fee to be announced. Please register to attend by logging in to the website or calling Soleil at (239) 985-1751.

Computer Classes with Paul Kielmeyer

Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm - Pelican Lounge Cover topics such as: Introduction to Windows, Working with Digital Photographs, Email and Internet, Introduction to iPad. Contact Terri Lollio to sign up at terrilollio@ or call (239) 985-1749.

Leslie Steinau Educational Series The Dance of the Titans: U.S. and China in the 21st Century

Monday, January 21 - 7:00pm in the Theater Presented by Pelican Preserve Resident, Clara Yu – President Emerita of the Monteray Institute of International Studies, a graduate school known for its international politics, business and language programs. The world’s two super powers are very different in culture, political structure and social mores. Each is involved in intricate and delicate geopolitical relations that can bring them into conflict. They are also in fierce competition for natural and human resources, and vying for superiority in military might, global influence, and technological prowess. We hope their future interaction will resemble a dance, not a clash. There will be a great demand for Americans who understand China’s culture, speak its language, and can act as able partners in all aspects of life on this shrinking global village. Learn how you can give your grandchildren an edge by inspiring them with your own interest in China. In so doing, you will also be making a real contribution to global peace, security, and prosperity.

Walking Tour of Downtown Fort Myers

Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 26. Join Pelican Preserve Resident, Midge Magstadt, for a walking tour of the downtown area. Tours begin at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street at 9:30am. Plan to arrive by 9:15am to get registered. The tour lasts 1 ½ - 2 hours and requires a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Cost is $10 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.”

Open House - Boretto classic home model at Pelican Preserve

Friday, January 18 - 2:00-5:00pm Hosted by the Community Representatives at the Sales Center. Enjoy complimentary cookies and punch while touring the model homes at Pelican Preserve plus register for a chance to win door prizes. Feel free to bring guests.

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.

Painting with Suzanne

Instructor: Suzanne Mikulka Thursdays 1:00-3:30pm $10 (unless otherwise noted) Samples of all projects will be available for the first class. January 3 – Notebook and Pen: A little floral design on a journal with matching pen – Fee: $11 January 10 – January Jar Lid – Cardinals in Trees: This can be done on a jar lid or bring your own surface Fee: $10 plus $3 for lid January 17 – Giraffe Mirror: This will be a two part class with participants painting a 15 X 15 frame with mirror and giraffe. Metallic’s will be used as background. All

mirrors must be ordered by January 6 January 24 – Giraffe Mirror Part II

Intermediate Watercolor

Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm- Studio I New students call Janet McCormack at (239)561-6800

Arts & Crafts Projects

Instructor: Marge Saida Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm $10 plus supplies Please indicate which project you will be working on when registering. January 23 – Stone Coasters or Wine Cork Trivets January 30 – Slumped Bottle Cheeseboards/Condiment Dish with utensil to bead

Sewing Pelicans

Mondays in the Sewing Studio 1:30-3:30pm The Sewing Pelicans meet all year long creating lap quilts, hats, bags and other items for charitable causes. All sewing levels are welcome to join. Fabric donations are always accepted!

Knit Wits

Wednesdays - 10:00am-12:00pm Fridays - 1:00-3:00pm • Studio I If you are a knitter/crochet-er, join us! Come and share your knowledge, projects, and ideas. This is a super fun group of needle-ers! For more information, you may call Linda Chesney at (239) 768-2854 or Joan Blizzard at (952) 956-4656

Woodshop Club Mondays 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 Mondays $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. For more information or questions, you may contact Doug at (269) 277-9901 or email Softball Practice Tuesdays at 2:00pm All are welcome! Contact Steve Foster for more information (937) 423-5195 First Softball Game of the Year Pelican Preserve Cruisers vs. Pelican Preserve Employees Tuesday, January 15 at 3:00pm Cheer on the Pelican Preserve Cruisers as they take on Lake Fairways Monday, January 21 at 3:00pm! Lawn Bowling Get-Together Sunday, January 27 2:00pm on “The Green” No experience necessary and there are no football games that day! Registration to play is necessary (maximum of 64 players). Contact Gary Brun via email at or call (239) 768-9078. Guided Slough Walk at Six Mile Slough Thursday, January 17 10:00am Join Resident volunteer naturalist and Slough guide, Brian Hogan, in a ¾-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 can be made by calling Brian Hogan at (239) 561-7479. Discover Club – Naples Botanical Garden Wednesday, February 20 10:00am $15 per person A 90-minute guided tour followed by a chance to roam freely to other gardens of interest. Box lunches are available for $15 each. You may also purchase snacks and water, but outside food is not permitted. 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. The fee must be paid to either Sheila Vinhanek or Kathleen Brun by February 15. Register to attend by calling Kathleen at (239) 768-9078 or Sheila at (239) 561-8801.

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. Dining Off Campus Tuesday, January 15 – 6:00pm Elephant Bar – Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave. Ste 1485A Happy hour at the bar. Please contact Linda Barrette at (239) 768-2483 or email to make your reservation to attend. Ladies Luncheon Friday, January 25 – 1:00pm Cheddar’s - Gulf Coast Town Center Please contact Adrianne Everhart via email at or call (239) 225-7586 to register to attend. Ladies Party Bridge Group Wednesdays 1:00pm – Magnolia Room A new 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

Bridge Classes Mary Anne is also offering to teach additional bridge classes, if there is interest. Bidding and/or Play of Hand classes will be offered according to the response beginning in January. Classes will run three hours a week and will be given in four week increments. Cost $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 you are interested in helping out, please contact Terri Lollio by email at 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 Looking for Sheepshead Card Players Thursdays at 6:00pm Call Steve or Jan at (715) 499-0331 or email bontzs@

Looking for Ladies Poker Players to Join Our Group Tuesdays at 7:00pm – Card Room Contact Harriet Herman by calling (239) 313-5772 or email

Mah Jongg in the Card Room Fridays at 1:00pm and Tuesdays at 7:00pm Contact Harriet Herman for more information or call (239) 313-5772.

Men’s Party Bridge Group Wednesday at 1:00pm – Magnolia Room A social and fun men’s contract party bridge group has started. If you are interested in playing, please call Dave Carpenter at (239) 791-8106 or email cdc68@

Billiard Room Billiard Parlor - 9-ball Leagues Monday through Friday at 10:30am Tuesday/Thursday at 2:00pm New players welcome. Sign up on the dry erase board in the Billiard Room.

No-Limit Texas Hold’Em Tuesdays at 7:00pm – Card Room. Contact Jim Richardson for more information.

2012-2013 Hometown Gatherings Terri Lollio, Activities Director, is getting the seasonal calendar ready for the upcoming year. If you would like to host a gathering at the Town Center Promenade for those from your country, state, hometown or neighborhood, please email or call (239) 985-1749 to get your date on the calendar!

Looking for Couples to Join Our Friendly Dealer’s Choice, Nickel/Dime Couples Poker Group 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 for more information. Duplicate Bridge Thursdays at 7:00pm Contact Herb Freese at (239) 225-1198 or email Pelican Preserve Duplicate Bridge Mondays 12:00pm – Free 45-minute lesson 12:45pm – Games begin Golf Club – Members Dining Room (All are welcome) $5 table fee Partners are provided if needed. Reservations requested by contacting Mary Anne Geppert at (239) 768-2217 or email

Attention New Englanders We are looking for a volunteer to chair the New England social gathering. Please contact Terri Lollio by calling (239) 985-1749 or email if interested. Book Club Monday, January 14 “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland Book Club meets the second Monday of the month 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 or or Trish Kyser at

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

Fitness Center Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 7:00am -3:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Studio I Studio II

(239) 985-1691 (239) 985-1690

Card Room Woodshop Billiard Parlor

(239) 985-1797 (239) 985-1686 (239) 985-1796

Frescos Poolside Dining Open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Destinations menu available Wednesday through Saturday

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

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

Fitness & Activities Director Director of Tennis Tennis Shop Merchandise Coordinator Club Communications

(239) 985-1749 (239) 985-1761 (239) 985-1762

(239) 985-1755

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

(239) 985-1742 (239) 985-1647

(239) 768-1121

Pelican Preserve January 2013 Amenity Newsletter  

January 2013 Newsletter of Pelican Preserve Town Center and Golf Club

Pelican Preserve January 2013 Amenity Newsletter  

January 2013 Newsletter of Pelican Preserve Town Center and Golf Club