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November Newsletter 2012

Event Highlights

Veteran’s Day Salute Sunday, November 11 5:00pm Amphitheater Join us for a salute to our veterans featuring speaker Jim DeVoss, 1/Lt, USAF Retired and pianist Vicki Lei. Residents who have served in any branch of the military will be recognized for their dedication and service to this country. Colors presented by Ida Baker High School ROTC. If you are a veteran, please contact Terri Lollio via email or by phone (239) 985-1749 to provide your name, branch of service and years served.

Fall Festival Wild Wednesday

Line Dancing - Hoedown Wednesday, November 14 5:00-8:00pm

Osprey Room at the Golf Club – Open to all Residents Entertainment by Bob Cox Happy Hour drink prices and menu.

Home Sweet Home Celebration Wednesday, November 7 5:00-8:00pm Destinations and Town Center Promen ade $2 3 per person inclusive

It is great to be in Florid a! Come celebrate with your friends while enjoying a flavorsome feast with fan tastic entertainment provided by Latitude.

Menu to include:

Parmesan basil bread an d butter Spinach salad with gorgon zola cheese, strawberry, cucumber, tomato wi th mango dressing Tortellini salad with ham , pesto and parmesan ch eese Seasonal vegetables with butter, garlic and oregan o Roasted red potato with herbed truffle oil Jamaican Chicken – Charg rilled marinated chicken breast with Caribbean jerk seasoning, honey glaze and pineapple relish Filet of Sole – Fresh panseared sole with black be an salsa Carving station – Roasted pork steamed ship with mushroom Mars ala sauce Coconut bread pudding Pineapple upside down ca ke Chocolate cake strawberry shortcake

Destinations will be closed.

Make your reservations for the Home Sweet Home Celebration by logging in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website and click on “Club Calendar” or by calling Soleil Health & Fitness at (239) 985-1751.

When making online reservations for a group, please include all names of those attending in the “comments” section of the reservations page or select names in the Resident listing that appears on the right. When selecting names from the Resident listing on the right-side of the reservations page, a confirmation email will be sent to those in the party when the reservation is complete. Table request forms may be picked up at the Front Desk of Soleil. Please note that a regular Destinations happy hour menu will not be available.

Please help us to make this holiday season special for local children! WCI has again teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support The Angel Tree Program. The Club has a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments symbolizing gifts needed for local children. All you have to do is: 1. Select an ornament tag from the Angel Tree 2. Note your tag number on the Sign-Up Sheet. 3. Purchase an appropriate gift using the guidelines on the ornament tag 4. Return the unwrapped gift to the Club by December 7, 2012 Your local Boys & Girls Club will handle the rest by making sure the gifts are wrapped and delivered to each child! If you are currently not at your Club, but would like to participate in The Angel Tree Program, we are accepting donations via PayPal at until December 7. Help WCI and the Boys & Girls Clubs make this holiday season special for many children and participate in The Angel Tree Program!

From the Administrative Office

WCI Angel Tree

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 at Pelican Preserve: • 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. • Please adhere to posted speed limits throughout Pelican Preserve and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

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.

Please remember that the golf course and cart paths are only for golfers. 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.

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.

Golf Shop 7:00am - 5:00pm Practice Facilities 7:15am-4:00pm Closed at 2:00pm Monday 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 Thursday, November 22: serving regular breakfast and lunch menu – closing at 2:00pm Loons Member Dining Loons Bar 11:00am-6:00pm Daily Food Service 11:00am-3:00pm Happy Hour 3:00-6:00pm Monday - Friday Friday Dinner Service 5:00-8:00pm Loons will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving scheduled event.

Golf Club Update


Friday Night Theme Night - Asian Night

Friday, November 30 5:00-8:00pm $18++ Golf Members only. Reservations may be made by calling Gee Gee DeLeon at (239) 985-1795

Saturday Social - Open to Golf Club Members and Guests December 1 6:00-9:00pm $15++ Call (239) 985-1795 for reservations and table requests.

9-Hole Golf Mixer Friday, November 23

Sign-ups located in the Golf Club at the bulletin board across from the Fitness Center.

18-Hole Golf Mixer Sunday, November 11

Sign-ups located in the Golf Club at the bulletin board across from the Fitness Center.

Golf Shop Holiday Sale

November 16 – 18 Get your holiday shopping done early.

LGA 9-hole Invitational Golf Tournament

Sun, Sand & Salsa Tuesday, November 13 2:30pm shotgun 40 Clubs are invited to participate in this fun-filled day. There will be team prizes, skills competitions and a festive themed dinner along with some special surprises for all participants. Contact Jane Florek via email at for more information and to register.

Save the Date – Pelican Cup on December 4 and 6! More details to come!

Join the LGA Make a new friend while enjoying friendly competition. Some events match players of like abilities, other mix it up pairing high and low handicaps together— all are great fun! Contact Jessica Earl for membership details (239) 245-8895 or via email at

Tennis Anyone? Round Robin/Competitive Doubles*

Wednesday - 8:30-10:30am Round Robin (All Levels) Thursday - 8:30-10:30am - Competitive Doubles matched by playing ability Pre-registration is required.

Men’s Day (All Levels)

Friday – 1:00pm Fee: $1.00 for all round robins and doubles Registration required. Residents and owners must sign up 48 hours in advance. Renters and guests must sign up 24 hours in advance.

Tennis Clinics* Tuesday Tuesday

8:00 - 9:30am 9:30 - 11:00am

2.5-3.0 3.0-3.5

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

Tennis Boot Camp

Fridays at 8:30am - $12 per person Work on cardiovascular fitness, agility, flexibility and functional strength training. See Carol or Bob for more information. Pickleball All levels are welcome!

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Tennis Hours of Operation 7:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday For questions or to register for tennis clinics, please call (239) 985-1761 or (239) 985-1762. Ladies leagues have started. Check the bulletin board at the Tennis Casita for schedules of play. Men’s league play will begin in mid-November with schedules also posted on the bulletin board.

Open play Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00-11:00am. These times could change in the future to accommodate more players. All other Pickleball court reservations can be scheduled two (2) days in advance for two-hour time slots. The court reservation sheet is in the bulletin board out side the Tennis Casita. A Pickleball committee is in the process of being formed and will assist with the development of the program.

Loons Member Frequent Diner Program

Loons Member’s dining room now offers a frequent diner program that will run through the remainder of the year.

Silver Level

5 visits required Complimentary entrée On your fifth visit to a dinner service, you will receive a free entrée of choice.

Gold Level

10 visits required Complimentary entrée and bottle of wine On your 10th visit, you will receive a complimentary entrée and a bottle of wine from a select list.

Platinum Level

15 visits required Complimentary three-course meal (appetizer, entrée and dessert) On your 15th visit, you will receive a complimentary three-course meal of choice.

Upon reaching the Platinum Level, Members will then start at the beginning of the Frequent Diner Program. Valid July through December. Visits are tracked specific to membership accounts. Visits cannot be combined with other memberships. Menu items and wine selections are subject to change. Some restrictions may apply.

Soleil Health & Fitness Fitness Center Schedule

Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

November Group Exercise Schedule Time 8:00am

Monday Pilates Plus PB

8:30am 9:00am

Total Body TL


Aqua Boot Camp EM Fun & Fit TL Water Aerobics SL

11:00am 12:15pm

Yoga CH


Breathe, Stretch & Relax PB

*Yoga DG Interval Water Walking EM

Wednesday Pilates Plus PB

Thursday Core Strength & Stretch CH Interval Overdrive PB

Friday Yogilates PB

Total Body TL

Circuit EM

Step It Up TL Aqua Fun PLUS SL

Aqua Belts & Bars SL Zumba PB Water Aerobics SL

*Yoga DG Interval Water Walking CH

Yoga CH First Step to Fitness CH

1:15pm 2:00pm

Tuesday Core Strength & Stretch CH Interval Overdrive EM

Thanksgiving Hours of Operation Wednesday, November 21 – Closing at 5:00pm Closed Thanksgiving Day

First Step to Fitness PB On The Ball PB

Aqua Stretch CH

Aqua Yogilates PB

**Line Dancing PB

All classes and times are subject to change. Please call Soleil if you have any questions at (239)985-1751.

*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

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.

Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15pm

**Line Dancing with Patti

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.

Guest Waiver Reminder:

Equipment Sign Out:

Mondays at 2:00pm in the Group Exercise Room Fee: $3.00 per person Payment made directly to the instructor.

Pilates Class Reminder:

First Step to Fitness

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.

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.

November Spa Special Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin and welcome the holidays with a new you. Our Norwegian Superfruit Antioxidant Mask, infused with pomegranate and Koji berry will brighten and hydrate your skin and improve elasticity.

Special price for November $75 – 90 minutes. 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.

Soleil Spa Pick up a spa menu of services at the Front Desk of Soleil!

Wellness Series Presentation

Dizziness & Balance Center of One On One Rehab, Inc. Thursday, November 15 – 3:00pm Town Center Theater Do you find you have a tendency to touch walls and furniture when walking around the house? Feel imbalance when you close your eyes to wash your hair? Notice you have to look down when you walk and avoid walking on uneven surfaces? Then come hear how One On One Rehab can help you get back to sure footing. Please sign up to attend on the Pelican Preserve website or call Soleil (239) 985-1751.

Englewood Home Health Care

Complimentary Community Outreach Program Free weekly wellness clinics at Pelican Preserve starting Monday, November 5 –10:00am-12:00pm Pelican Lounge Come meet your Wellness Nurse Deanna! Offering blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, pulse oximetry, heart rate and education. Also offering a variety of other services including Home Health, and Mobile Physicians

Pelican Preserve Streetwalkers

All are welcome to meet at 7:00am and 8:15am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday outside the Fitness Center!

Mobile Mammogram at Pelican Preserve Saving Time, Saving Lives Saturday, November 10 – 9:00am-2:00pm Town Center parking lot Are you due for your annual mammogram? We’re bringing digital mammography to you! Call (239) 936-2316 to schedule and walk-ins are also welcome! Presented by Radiology Regional Center. No prescription necessary. Most insurance accepted. Discounted self-pay pricing available. Take a tour of the coach at

Inaugural Meeting of the Pelican Preserve Bike Club

Friday, November 16 – 2:00pm Soleil Fitness Center Meet other bikers at Pelican Preserve and plan rides with a group.

Mindfulness Enrichment Class

Topic Presentation and Discussion and Mindfulness Meditation and Gentle Mindful Movement First Tuesday of the each month (Different topic offered each class) Tuesday, November 6 Group Exercise Room 4:30-6:30pm - Fee: By Donation Persons who work can enter at 5:00pm. For reservations and information, please contact Sylvia DiLorenzo directly at (239) 768-1458 or email

A Day of Renewal

Saturday, December 1 9:00am-2:30pm (come for half day or full day) $25 due upon registration $11 for delicious box lunch from Destinations A retreat day of renewal, relaxation and stress reduction, guided meditations, breathing practices, mindful walking and gentle yoga offered by Sylvia DiLorenzo, M.A., E-RYT-500. For reservations and information, please contact Sylvia DiLorenzo directly at (239) 768-1458 or email

Thank You from Debbie Bill for the Walk for Diabetes Debbie Bill and her team would like to thank everyone for their support in the Walk for Diabetes. At the time of print, the team had already raised $2,500 in memory of Debbie’s mom. Way to go team Divas Defeating Diabetes!

Destination Happy Hour 5:00-8:00pm every Wednesday November 28 –

Entertainment provided by The Hat Boys Half-priced drinks and bar menu available. Please note Destinations will be closed November 7 for the Home Sweet Home Celebration and November 14 for the Fall Festival at the Golf Club.

Dinner Service: Thursday and Saturday - 4:30- 8:00pm

Destinations will be closed on Thursday, November 22-please join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Golf Club!

Resident Appreciation Night Thursday, November 15 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.”

Special Sunday Brunch at Destinations November 25 10:00am-1:00pm $16++

A delicious menu of bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, breakfast potatoes, eggs benedict, raw bar (peel-n-eat shrimp and oysters on a half shell), carving station, dessert and more! Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Destinations or making reservations online.

Frescos Poolside Dining

Opens for the season on Tuesday, November 20 Offering sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and smoothies Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm!

Popular films, recent releases movies showing 4:00pm (closed captioning available) and 7:00pm 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.

Friday Night Movies

Make reservations by calling (239) 985-1688 or log in to the Residents website and make your reservation online by clicking Online Dining Reservations

November 2 J .Edgar

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this riveting biopic as J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime FBI director as notorious for his overzealous methods of law enforcement and for the rumors regarding his cross-dressing and close relationship with protégé Clyde Tolson. Rated R - For brief strong language - 137 minutes.

November 9 Margin Call

An analyst uncovers information that could destroy his employer in this drama about an investment bank early on in the 2008 financial crisis. When he alerts management, the firm must decide if it should alert clients or abscond with the profits. Rated R - For language, drinking and smoking - 107 Minutes

November 16 Anonymous

Who was Shakespeare? This Elizabethan drama imagines that the man we call the Bard really didn’t pen his body of timeless plays. The stages of London erupt in intrigue as the real author of the classics credited to Shakespeare comes to light. Rated PG-13 - For some violence and sexual content - 130 minutes

November 23 Thor

In this Marvel Comics-inspired action flick, thunder god Thor finds himself banished by his father, Odin, and forced to live among humans on Earth to learn humility. Can Thor regain his powers and return home? Rated PG-13 - For sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence - 114 minutes

November 30 The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women’s opportunities for leadership. Rated PG-13 - For some violent images and brief nudity. 105 Minutes

Upcoming Theatre Shows Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Upcoming Shows for the 2012-2013 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.

ELF Sunday, December 2, 2012

1:00pm - $65.38 One of the most beloved Hollywood holiday hits of the past decade is born again – live on stage! Featuring an all-star creative team led by three time Tony-nominated director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot), Tony-winning book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and the Tony-nominated songwriting team of Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), ELF is the one present everyone wants this holiday season.

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.”

Special Activities & Events

Thanksgiving Day Feast Thursday, November 22 12:00-4:00pm $26++ per person Golf Clubhouse, Menu available online. Reservations may be made by calling (239) 985-1795.

An Evening of Holiday Magic at Pelican Preserve

Wednesday, December 5 Town Center Holiday Tree Trimming on the Promenade 4:00pm Donate an ornament to hang on the Promenade Christmas tree and/or bring cookies to share at our goodies table—eggnog will be provided. Then join us for the first concert of Pelican Preserve’s Tribute Band Concert Series. Party under the stars with great music, food and friends!

Beatles Holiday Show performed by The Nowhere Band

Food tents open at 5:00pm Concert begins at 6:00pm $15 for Pelican Preserve Residents and Guests $20 for Non-residents Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Call (239) 985-1751 for reservations or log in to the Pelican Preserve website and click on the “Club Calendar” to sign up!

Ballroom Dance Group Lessons

Learn to Swing, Rumba, Foxtrot and Waltz! November 6, 13, December 4, 11 4:00-5:30pm (Beginner) 6:30 - 8:00pm (Intermediate) 8:30-9:15pm (Advanced) Class meets for four weeks and will continue throughout the year. The first hour is instruction and final half-hour is practice. Private lessons available by appointment between 1:00-4:00pm. 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. Each 4-week session: $40 per person/$60 per couple. Payment is due the first day of class to Michael Dressler. Call Soleil Health and Fitness Center to register at (239) 985-1751. Please indicate which session you plan on attending.

Ballroom Dance Party – Open to all Pelican Preserve ballroom dancers Monday, December 17 7:30-9:00pm in the Magnolia Room $5 per person at the door Evening will showcase a dance performance by Michael Dressler and Lois Morgan.

Leslie Steinau Educational Series

The Origin of Life: Science, Myth and Religion presented by Pelican Preserve Resident Larry L Hench, PhD Monday, November 12 at 7:00pm Town Center Theater This lecture reviews some of the biggest questions that have perplexed mankind for thousands of years: How did life begin on earth? Why does life end? How fragile is life on Earth and can man destroy it? Is there life elsewhere in the universe? Five alternative scientific theories will be discussed, critiqued and compared to age-old myths and religious concepts. Audience participation will be used at a few pennies cost to find if life can be created de nouvo here at Pelican Preserve. Come be a part of the historic experiment. Drawings and treats to follow discussion. The Leslie Steinau Lecture Series completed another year of presentations! Thanks to Clara Yu, Duane Acker, Bob Miller, Dennis Logue, Larry Hench, and Joe Simmons for their informative contributions. If you or someone you know has an area of expertise to share, please call Bill Guy at (239) 454-7577 or email

Monthly Kayak Trips with GAEA Guides

Bird Beaches and Mangrove Creeks of Bunche Beach Friday, November 9 10:00am-2:00pm $50 per person A protected wild area of shallow waters, lots of birds and a variety of other creatures, including dolphin and manatee can be seen on this paddle. Reservations are necessary and can be made directly with GAEA Guides (239) 694-5513. For a list of all Kayak trips please log in to the Pelican Preserve Residents website.

Fort Myers Wine Trail and Beyond

Saturday, November 10, 2012 Wine trail 7:00pm-10:00pm $30 per person (make checks payable to Entertainment Florida) Featuring fine wine and food at participating restaurants, galleries and retailers located in the downtown River District. Enjoy wine and food, plus other cool prizes and live entertainment on the trail. Reserve a spot by signing up at Soleil. Payment due by November 3. You may also reserve online at, please note the price is $35 if registering online.

Pelican Preserve Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette – 7 Night Eastern Caribbean March 17, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas Interior stateroom $877.00 per person Deluxe balconies $1257 per person Ocean view and other balconies are also available. Prices include port charges and government taxes. Includes $75 per stateroom shipboard credit. Offered through AAA South. Please call (239) 939-6500 ext. 3226 for more information.

Computer Classes with Paul Kielmeyer

Every Tuesday $15 per class Past classes have included Introduction to Windows, learning how to use the internet and email, Excel, etc. Courses are eight weeks long. Space is limited so please email Terri Lollio at for more information.

Discovery Club Trip –

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 Class Fee $10 unless otherwise noted Each month Suzanne will instruct the making of a jar lid for the seasons. November 1 – Thanksgiving Jar Lid $15 – includes jar and lid November 8 – Glass Painting – Please bring 4-6 wine glasses to paint November 15 – Christmas Ornaments November 29 – Christmas Jar Lid $15 – includes jar and lid

Arts & Crafts Projects

Instructor: Marge Saida Coming in January, February and March Card making, earrings and bracelets, floor cloths and table mats, wine bottle glass, serving spoons, forks and tongs for entertaining.

Pottery by Thelma – An Art Show

Wednesday, November 14 1:00-4:00pm at the home of Harvey Brodsky, 10615 Tirano Ct. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Pelican Preserve Resident Thelma Padawar.

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!

Visit to the Historic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach 451 Connecticut Street Wednesday, November 14 – tour begins at 10:00am Please meet at the picnic area upon arrival Fee: $5 - Space is limited. This exhibit takes us along a 400-foot pathway through native landscape where we will discover how the area was used by indigenous people and early pioneers, as well as modern developers. Participants will see an experimental garden with plants of the past and today. The tour leads to the Mound House where excavation of a 1950’s swimming pool site provides a look into 2000 years of history. Reserve your spot by contacting Pat Frykholm (239) 561-9149

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

Pelican Preserve Duplicate Bridge Resumes Monday, November 12 Golf Club – Members Dining Room All are welcome 12:00pm – Free 45-minute lesson 12:45pm – Games begin Partnerships provided if needed. Reservations requested by contacting Mary Anne Geppert (239) 768-2217

Party Bridge

Sundays at 7:00pm beginning November 4 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

The Hut 5150 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm Please contact Linda Barrette at (239) 768-2483 or

Looking for Sheepshead Card Players

Ladies Luncheon

Sundays at 6:00pm Call Steve or Jan (715) 499-0331 or email

Olive Garden Restaurant Friday, November 30 at 1:00pm Gulf Coast Town Center RSVP to Adrianne Everhart by November 27 via email at or call (239) 225-7586.

Ladies Party Bridge Group

Wednesdays at 1:00pm Card Room A very informal group that plays social bridge. Regular and substitute players are welcome. Please contact CeCe Carpenter if you are interested in playing (239) 791-8106.

Looking for Ladies Poker Players to join our group

Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Card Room Contact Harriet Herman by calling (239) 313-5772 or via email at

No-Limit Texas Hold’em

Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Card Room. Contact Jim Richardson for more information.

Looking for Couple 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

Duplicate Bridge

Thursdays at 7:00pm Contact Herb Freese at (239) 225-1198 or email

Thursdays at 6:00pm Call Steve or Jan (715) 499-0331 or email

Anyone interested in playing volleyball?

Billiard Room

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

Hometown Gatherings

2012-2013 Season 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 of Events.

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 terrilollio@wcicommunities. com if interested.

Book Club

Meets the second Monday of the month in the Pelican Lounge at 1:00pm. November 12 – Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 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 Trish Kyser at

Town Center Hours of Operation Destinations Dinner Service Thursday & Saturday 5:00 - 8:00pm

Town Center - Directory Studio I Studio II

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

Card Room Woodshop Billiard Parlor

(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

General Manager Resident Services

Fitness Center Monday through Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 8:00am -1:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm Frescos Poolside Dining Open for the season starting Tuesday, November 20 Tuesday through Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Pelican Lounge - Computer Room Hours Monday and Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm (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 November Amenity Newsletter  

November Newsletter of Pelican Preserve Town Center and Golf Club