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As of July 21, 2013: Classifieds now include approved applicants looking for homes available to rent. Postings are for 30 days. One extension may be provided if you notify me before the original expiration date. The Links tab is removed and Officers now added. The Officers, Board of Directors and Chairpersons for all events are listed. (Listing alignment format is under construction)
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Thanks to reporter Jane Betts, photographs by Dwight Holden
What a great way to start the day--SUNSHINE, lovely background music, 74 friends and neighbors to greet, coffee and donuts and Kevin's prayer. Come join us--we'll do it all again next week!
President Dave began our meeting early due to a very informative program. Brian MacNeel of the Crime Prevention Task Force gave us many amazing facts and information on staying safe. For self protection or home aids, he can be reached by phone 813-661-3700.
Brian MacNeel provided helpful information about crime prevention with many hand-out pamphlets.
We have 6 returned residents, 4 leaving for the holidays, no guests or new residents to welcome. Two birthday babies were "serenaded" with our loving musical tribute! Happy your-day!
For our neighbor's health and well being news, please read Charlene Sherman's sunshine report.
Caroline Turner, 208 Jason Drive., has the luminary bags on her doorstep--know your amount and pick them up sooner rather than later.
Edna Mongeau asks that you sign up for our Christmas dinner--number attending, food you will bring and kitchen, table and clean-up help if able. See sheet on board for details. Remember the $5.00 swap gift. Also, please bring your Red Hat box to her by December 15th. You may also take your completed boxes to Barb Work.
Reg Tays, with time in mind, will bring us his FMO report at a later date.
Jan Mazer reminded us of the Christmas party, December 12, 7 pm. Help always welcome--call or sign sheet SOONEST!
Sara Detweiler thanked all who helped her put together a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner--our thanks went right back to her.
Joan Worden would like to bring back to life our vocal group, The Orange Blossoms. If you took note of that and love to sing, give her a call--just don't cause treble!!
Bob Beauregard reminded us of the Whist party this Thursday, December 5, 7:00 pm. Cookie and/or brownie bakers would be appreciated.
Adele Beauregard gave Red Hatters a luncheon reminder for December 16. Please sign up.
Barb Brown will bless us as she delivers her Vespers Sermon on Sunday, December 8, at 7:00 pm
Mary Ryman gifted us with talk of the Christmas sale table--easy prices for new holiday cheer! Please continue to bring in any "retired" treasures for others to enjoy.
Christmas caroling will be Sunday December 22, NOT December 15.
Remember the bazaar at Windward Isle Saturday December 7--you'll see familiar faces there behind some of the tables and shopping!
Another informative program next Tuesday.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 am. Thanks, Dave.
Two days before Thanksgiving, all 66 of us were thankful for peaceful weather, friendships shared over coffee, our musical serenade, Dave's welcome and Kevin's beautiful prayer of thanks.
We welcomed three returned residents, waved good-bye to two departing residents and greeted Delaney's visiting daughter.
With amazing stories, Mary Ryman introduced our new residents, Marilyn and Bill Hamilton at 17 Jeffrey and Ron and Linda Dick at 63 Loren. More Orange Acres' Blessings!
Mary Ryman introduces Marilyn & Bill Hamilton and Ron Dick
There were no attending Birthday or Anniversary celebrants. Nevertheless-Congratulations!
Please see Charlene Sherman's Sunshine report as she keeps us up to date on our neighbors.
Phil Albarano reported a fine meeting with Jeff Warrington. He graciously offered to purchase the much needed microphones and more hats for our veterans. More thanks are sincerely given.
Sara Detweiler has our Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday at 4:00 pm, well organized. (See Future Events) She requests that we bring our place setting to the clubhouse after 12:00 noon. An extra treat--there will be door prizes--one being a beautiful Reuel carving.
Betsy Chace reminded the Red Hat ladies of our shoe box donations. Please wrap the top and bottom separately, fill, label (for girl, boy, man, woman) and give to Barb Work or Edna Mongeau before December 15.
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Christmas table!!!! Please bring to the clubhouse any unwanted ornaments or Christmas related items before December 5 and on into the season.
Clubhouse will be closed Saturday, December 7 for a private party.
December 3, Tuesday 8:00 am--Crime Prevention speaker
December 17, Tuesday 8:00 am--Sarasota Memorial speaker.
Meeting was adjourned---Thank you, Dave.
Jane Betts shares "Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Thanks to Jane Betts, reporter, photo's from Bobbi Holden
This morning the 69 of us were blessed with Gary's tunes, President Dave's welcome and Chaplain Kevin's heartfelt prayer.
Dave introduced Jeff Warrington who gave us insight into the park and community thefts. Three important actions recommended: always lock doors, golf carts, bikes, grills, etc. REPORT ASAP to 911, our sheriff's office, any and all suspicious activity and record serial numbers of possible theft items.
There was information on our ongoing animal pest problems and fencing at Memorial Park. Thank you Jeff, for you time, help and caring.
We have five residents leaving for a brief time (holidaze, ya know) and no returned or new residents, guests or birthday/anniversary celebrants present.
Please read Charlene's report for a ray of Sunshine.
Speakers: Sara Detweiler thanked all who have agreed to help with our Thanksgiving dinner and reminds us to sign up if attending so there is an accurate count. Big need for cooks (management provided turkeys).
Grace Sherry reported on a most full-filling Red Hat luncheon at Sweet Tomato's. Thanks to Adele Beauregard and Theresa Coddens for organizing.
Bob Beauregard reminds us of the December 5, 7:00 pm Whist Party. If lucky $1.00 could make you semi-wealthy!
Dave's announcements: The Christmas re-sell table is cancelled due to lack or items.
December 3 : Coffee meeting program guest speaker is from Crime Prevention Task Force.
December 17: Coffee meeting program guest speaker is from Sarasota Memorial Hospital Health Fit related services.
Christmas is coming to our meeting hall and decorators are needed. Fred St. James is offering his help. Decorations are available - come be creative - YULE be appreciated!
Meeting was adjourned and followed immediately by Dave calling the the board to the stage for the start of a brief semi-annual general meeting. The board was introduced (See Officers tab on this Web Site) and Secretary and Treasurer reports were read and accepted. There was no old or new business and this meeting was also adjourned.
On the way to coffee this morning, Bobbi Holden took this picture of a partial rainbow. Nice way to begin the day! Thanks for sharing.
"One of life's great rules is this: The more you give, the more you get."
VETERANS DAY PARADE
November 9, 2013
Veterans, we all thank you!
Many thanks to Phil Albarano for taking charge and his wonderful crew for a great memorable event.
Start your engines and let the parade begin.
Fred St. James carries the flag while Richard and Ed carry the banner.
Many participants from Orange Aces, Cedar Cove,
friends, neighbors and family.
Thank you for a wonderful Veterans Day!
GRACE SHERRY 90th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Photos provided by Al Duff
Grace celebrates her special day with a party, hosted by her family. The food was fun and delicious, the cake a real treat.
Many friends, family and neighbors attended to wish Grace Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing!
HALLOWEEN POT LUCK & PARTY
October 31, 2013
Photos by Rich Rasske and Al Duff
Our New Vice President of Orange Acres, Jane Betts (Who knew!)
No explanations necessary....your identity is safe.
Everyone was a winner this Halloween.
Thanks to Jane Betts , reporter
Jane Betts reports another good start to our day with Gary's music and three richer residents as 50/50 began a new season.
President Dave Burrows opened the meeting and Chaplain Kevin blessed the 76 in attendance.
Dave presented a gift card to Shirley Tatlock with all our thanks for her past year's presidency!
We have 7 returned residents, no one leaving and no guests.
Mary Ryman introduced new residents George Butland and Charlotte Butland-Cappadona, 87 Loren Drive; David and Pauline Pittman 204 Jason Drive. The ladies are not only neighbors, but sisters! We welcome them and loved their stories!
We are glad Rick and Judy Wilson are back and just in time for us to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Judy!
Please see the Sunshine report for more of Charlene's good care.
By-law changes were presented by our President, were unanimously accepted and posted on the bulletin board in the Community Center. Check out the good new rules.
Beginnings: Shuffleboard starts November 18, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm. Crafts are created at 1:00 pm beginning Tuesday November 19th. Vespers begin this Sunday, November 17th at 7 pm led by Jan Mazer.
There was discussion regarding the recent theft crimes in our area. We hope to have a Crime Prevention Task Force program shortly. Please note the Latest News Tab, November 10.
Please plan on attending the resident's General Meeting Tuesday, November 19th, immediately after coffee. Y'ALL come!!
Meeting closed at 9:00 am
"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts".
Bring all the good ones with you next Tuesday----see you then!
Thanks to Jane Betts , reporter
This beautiful Florida morning found 68 of us welcomed by President Dave Burrows and prayerfully greeted by Chaplain Kevin.
The official passing of the gavel from Shirley Tatlock to Dave Burrows was followed by Shirley's thanks to all for her enjoyed presidency and our applauded thanks to her!
We have 10 returned residents, 2 residents leaving-briefly, and 1 guest.
Dave Burrows, Lela St. James and Mary Lou Lira received our "musical" birthday wishes. Thanks, Gary, for your organ and piano talents and noteworthy help to us!
Charlene spread Sunshine glowligly - please see her report.
There were seven (7) speakers:
Jan Mazer reminded us of the Christmas party Thursday, December 12, 2013 - give a call for offering help and please sign up.
Phil Albarano asks that we eet at the clubhouse parking at 10:45 Saturday morning, in red, white and blue decorated bikes or golf carts - ready to parade to Memorial Park for a meaningful Veterans Day program. No luncheon to follow but hears will be warmed with gratitude and remembrance.
Jan Thomas reminded us of the Billy Graham DVD presentation, Thursday at 7:00pm - clubhouse.
Adele Beauregard has made a Red Hat luncheon reservation at Sweet Tomatoes, 2:00 pm on November 18. A tip of the hat to her.
Grace Sherry thanked us for a wonderful birthday party. She claims to be---90!!! Really!!!
Sara Detweiler, chair for our Thanksgiving Day dinner needs everyone to sign up and offer our help.
Barb Brown is back and reports exercise will be at 9:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Pool 11:00 Tuesday and Thursday.
Dave reminded us of an important lack--we need leaders for 50/50, Vespers and a Flu Shot organizer. Please see yoor calendar for upcoming meetings and events, More information on the by-law changes and a vote coming soon.
Meeting was adjourned.
As Always, so many chances to lend a hand---thought for the week---"Do not go where the path may go; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Thanks to Jane Betts for report
Dave Burrows welcomed Chaplain Kevin who opened our pre-Halloween meeting with a prayer.
Gary's music was a notable greeting to the 56 of us which included returned residents - half of the Detweilers, Reuel and Rich and Linda McClowry.
Mary Ryman beautifully welcomed the McClowrys at 70 Loren Drive and Sandy Rock (husband Walt was absent) at 1W by sharing their interviews with us. Welcome to Orange Acres.
We serenaded one birthday girl, Grace Sherry, who reminded us all to attend her 90th birthday party on Saturday, November 2nd.
Phil Albarano graciously volunteered to chair the Veteran's Day parade and program. Mike Delaney has offered to help. Grateful thanks for honoring this meaningful event.
Our very-soon-to-be-president, Dave, closed the meeting. Happy Trick or Treat!! See you all Thursday at 6:00 pm for dinner fun and surprises.
!!!!!"ATTITUDE is the master key to life's little locks"!!!!!
Thanks to Jane Betts for information, Dwight Holden photos
Thank you, Gary for serenading our arrivals this beautiful Tuesday!
Chaplain Kevin blessed the 54 of us with an opening prayer.
The meeting was opened by returning Vice President, Dave Burrows. He and Linda are back with us along with returning residents Gretta Pipe, Mike and Jean Delaney and Dwight and Bobbie (absent due to illness) Holden.
There were no guests, no new residents and no one leaving this week. Gary Snyder played the piano as we sang Happy Birthday to Mike Delaney who celebrated his birthday October 20th and Happy Anniversary to Dwight and Bobbi Holden, October 28th.
Happy Birthday and welcome back Mike Delaney.
Welcome back VP Dave Burrows and Sunshine Lady Charlene Sherman.
Charlene Sherman is back with us permanently and spreading Sunshine once again - please see her report.
Grace Sherry reported on the Red Hat luncheon held at P.F. Chang's October 21---a delicious time was had by all!! Thannk you Adele Beauregard. Watch for November event.
Sue Morey states Bingo begins Wednesday., October 23rd at 7:00 pm at the clubhouse.
Dave promised more news in November, when as President, he will present some possible by-law changes that would make it easier to elect and to participate. Information and voting to come!
Mary Ryman is able-and-willing to repair our "coffee baskets"--handles, etc. Please call.
Dwight Holden most graciously - and humorously - thanked Jane Betts for her 3 weeks fill-in during their absence. He presented her with a bear and paw decorated coffee mug from the Mountains of North Carolina! Jane could "bearly" express her thanks and feels "her cup runneth over!!"
The meeting was closed with a smile and see you next week - bring a neighbor!!
Jane Betts opened the meeting: Another early morning THANKS to Gary Snyder for our musical greeting!
Our count was up today from 32 last week to 52!! It must be Fall. Along with returning residents, we had the pleasure of new residents, Ron and Pat Morrow who are renting at 137 Shirley Drive. WELCOME!! New Hampshire will miss them.
None of the 9 birthday and 1 anniversary celebrants were present--we still wish them happy days!
As we mourn the loss of Bev Ferritto, we were both honored to have Greg Ferritto speak to us and tell how much Orange Acres meant in Bev's life, as it does to the whole family. There will be a funeral Mass at 9:30, Friday, October 18 at Church of the Incarnation on Bee Ridge and a gathering/luncheon at noon at our club house.
Happy Halloween news--Audrey Young has graciously agreed to chair our potluck dinner and festivities. Joan Worden is her right hand and many helpers would be welcomed. Don't forget your costume---there will be prizes!
Reminder of the Billy Graham TV production at the clubhouse November 7. (See Calendar and Future Events also)
At so many times in all our lives, we find--"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain".
Prayers and happy memories to all!!
Princess Jane Betts began today's meeting news: "Thank you, Gary Snyder for, once again, starting our morning off on a beautiful note!"
Chaplain Kevin opened our meeting with a prayer for the 32 present.
Jane welcomed returning residents Richard Tolman, Fred and Lela St. James and Bob and Cyndee Springer.
There were no anniversaries and none of the four birthday boys were present.
Please see the Sunshine report to appreciate Fran Foust's wonderful job! Since she and Mike are on donut detail this month, she went the extra mile and dressed the food table in pink and placed pink flowers on the tables to remind us all of the breast cancer battle.
Jan Thomas brought news of a November 7th Billy Graham program to be shown on our club house TV. As he celebrates his 95th birthday, this may be one of his last public appearances. There was interest and a positive show of hands, so time and reminders to follow.
Adele Beauregard reminded us of the Red Hats Luncheon on October 21st. Please see menu and the Sign Up Sheet on the board.
We still need a chairman for our Veterans Day parade and program. November 11th is around the corner. SOS!!
Due to the unplanned late arrival of the Turners and Harold Ryman's hospital and now rehab stay, neither Caroline or Mary are able to chair the Halloween Potluck October 31st. This is an "it takes a village"-----HELP!!!!
Jane ends with a "call me" and reminds us all that "Wrinkles only go where smiles have been".
Sooooo---keep on smiling!
Princess Jane Betts, our President for the next 2 or 3 weeks, while Dwight Holden is on vacation, began with a prayer for 29 people in attendance. Chaplain Kevin arrived soon afterwards due to many construction delays and a frustrated drive. It took over 1 1/2 hours to get here, and we were all happy with his prayer and safe travels.
Thanks to Charlie Parkes and Grace Sherry for their September donut detail for Tuesday morning coffee meetings. Fran and Mike Foust have volunteered to take over for the month of October due to Delaney's delayed arrival.
Returned residents were Jane Finley, Kathy Estabrook and Jim McDonald. Permanent returning resident is Sally Goebel, now at 176 Jeffrey Drive. Welcome Home!
Our thanks to Gary Snyder for greeting us with beautiful music both on organ and piano for our Happy Birthday song to Jim McDonald, our only celebratory attendee who will be 70!!
Fran Foust gave the Sunshine report, posted under Sunshine tab.
Please sign up now for Thursday, October 31 Halloween Party and Pot Luck at 6:00 pm. Hoping for a big costumed turn-out. Goblins of prizes!!!
Jane shares "A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away, but it does make those times in "Life's Waiting Room" a little more bearable".
After a short prayer by Dwight Holden, he recognized returned residents: Phil and Elaine Albarano, Joan Collins and Cheryl Hahnenberg. Leaving this week for two weeks are Dwight and Bobbi Holden.
The Halloween party and potluck dinner will be Thursday, October 31, 6:00 pm. Sign up sheets are posted so sign up now.
Please remember Golf will begin October 8, so be sure to sign up. The league plays at Gulf Gate Golf Course on Tuesday's. See Gil Forrler if you have any questions.
Dwight asked for volunteers to take over the October donut duty for the weekly coffee meetings. Due to Mike Delaney's illness, he and Jean are postponing their return to Orange Acres. Fran and Mike Foust graciously volunteered. What would we do without them! Thank you!
Judy Marian sends thanks to Karen Rasske, 131 Jeffrey Circle, for taking over the Website last week while she and Ed were in California. Karen did a super job. They are planning their Orange Acres arrival in a few weeks. We hope to arrive by Halloween. Boooo!
Paula Jacobson hosted the Red Hats lunch at Ruby Tuesday's Monday, September 23rd. Seventeen ladies braved the downpour of rain with the reward of a lovely get-together with great food. Those celebrating a birthday this month were Judy Chieffo, Fran Foust and Kay Gyenes.
Chaplin Kevin arrived at 8:00am, just in time to deliver a prayer to 27 OA residents.
Dwight opened the meeting by explaining his hat of the morning was due to the daily rains messing his "do".
We welcomed Sue Morey, Mary & Harold Ryman back.
Dwight reminded us of the Red Hats lunch at Ruby Tuesday next week. Flu shots will take place in the library following this morning's meeting. Mary Ryman asked everyone to start thinking about Halloween costumes to wear to the Halloween Pot Luck.
Gil Forrler announced golf starts October 8th, tee time is at noon. Please sign up.
Fred & Lela St James will be leaving tomorrow morning for Michigan to attend their God child's wedding and will be gone about two weeks.
Just as the meeting was ending the nurse arrived to set up equipment for giving flu shots. The shots will be available again in November.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photographs and information
Kevin gave the prayer of thanksgiving to the 28 residents present.
Phil and Elaine Albarano will be leaving for one week, September 12 to celebrate Phil's mothers birthday. Safe travels!
Flu shots are available September 17, after coffee meeting on Tuesday. Please sign up. Flu shots will be available again in November.
Paula Jacobson reminded the ladies of the Red Hats Luncheon on September 23rd at Ruby Tuesday's. Please sign up soon.
Dwight received information that Caroline Turner and Mary Ryman are chairing the October Halloween Pot Luck. Wear a fun costume, and prizes will be awarded. A sign up sheet will be posted early October. Specific date coming, but gather your costume ideas now!
Fran Foust was the only person present to celebrate a birthday this coming week. Everyone was happy to sing the famous Orange Acres Birthday song.
Happy Birthday dear neighbor Fran Foust!
Judy Marian, Orange Acres Webmaster, will be going to California this Friday, September 13 for a week. They will attend the Americas Cup, the first time in 18 years for USA to host the sailing event. San Francisco is the place, and of course Napa Valley is included. Please be aware that Tuesday's OA News and Sunshine report on September 17 may be delayed until Saturday, September 21, for posting. No laptops on vacation!
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photographs and information
Chaplain Kevin arrived just in time to say a prayer for the 30 residents in attendance for today's meeting.
Dwight Holden announced that many people questioned why he had not been wearing a hat to conduct the summer coffee meetings. Today he said he always wished to be a pilot, but the hat he was wearing this morning is as close as he'd ever get.
Dwight Holden, Pilot of OA coffee meeting.
Dwight shared that since he and Bobbi will be North Carolina for 2 weeks in October, he would like for Jane Betts to be Temporary Conductor of Fun and Frivolity during his absence. He asked for a vote, with a unanimous "yes"! Thanks and welcome, Princess Jane!
Happy Birthday was sung to Judy Chieffo and Art Klimek.
Thanks to Fran Foust and Joan Worden for hosting last evening's annual Labor Day Pot Luck, and Jane Betts for entertainment. Fun times by all!
Dwight concluded the meeting with: "Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing".
Joan Worden and Fran Foust were hostesses to 34 residents at the Orange Acres Annual Labor Day Pot Luck Monday evening.
The ladies did a fantastic job and the food was delicious and plentiful.
Jane Betts entertained everyone by telling how and when Labor Day first came into being, followed by a humorous tale of her work history. She ended with this: "May we strengthen the weak, give light to the blind, clothe the needy and be friends to mankind...and may we never forget the blessing of being a part of Orange Acres with our friends and neighbors who give us strength and a reason to keep on keeping on"! Well said, Jane!
As we were all gathering our dishes at the completion of the evening, down came the rain. Afterwards we were blessed with one of Florida's beautiful sunsets.
Happy Labor Day!
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for information and photographs.
Chaplain Kevin opened the meeting with a prayer of thanksgiving to the 32 residents present.
Representatives from PNC Bank provided the morning pastries, and gave a brief presentation with an invitation to ask questions after the meeting.
Melodie Skinner and Valerie Zavala-Moore from PNC Bank
Copies of the September Calendar of Events are now available at the clubhouse according to Dwight Holden.
No one was present for the Happy Birthday singing, and no anniversaries this week.
Paula Jacobson announced a lunch is scheduled for the Red Hats September 23, at Ruby Tuesdays. A menu is posted on the bulletin board and please sign up soon.
Labor Day Pot Luck will be Monday, September 2 at 6 pm. Please sign up now.
Dwight told about his experience last Sunday evening at the Community Center. He walked in and found the building very cold. Upon further examination, he discovered all of the A/C units were on and set to run at least 4 hours. Nobody was inside at that time. As we know, the Orange Acres office pays the electricity bills but any excess will ultimately result in an increase in our lot rent. Please be responsible to make sure all lights, fans TV and A/C are off when you leave. Be especially diligent on the weekends.
Dave Burrows reported that he is quite concerned with the lack of chairpersons for some events. If no one steps up, these events will be cancelled. Some activities have already been permanently eliminated. We encourage everyone to check the bulletin board for open events in need of chairpersons. Get your friends and neighbors to join you in signing up before these events go away.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for information and photographs.
Chaplain Kevin was delayed in traffic so Dwight Holden opened the meeting with a prayer for the 28 residents present.
Fred St. James professed he was up all night making donuts! If so, he and Lela did a great job. Several people were positive they gained a pound or two by the time the meeting was over.
No one was present to sing Happy Birthday or Anniversary to, but maybe next week.
Gary Snyder has switched from piano to organ for our pre-meeting music. He also plays mandolin and guitar. He is quite talented and we are so grateful to have him share with us.
Be sure to sign up for the Labor Day Pot Luck to be held Monday, September 2 at 6 pm. Fran Foust and Joan Worden are in charge of the event. Get ready to bring your food and appetites to the club house for the holiday feast.
The Red Hats ladies enjoyed their luncheon on Monday, August 19, at Ophelia's Pasta House in Nokomis.
Mary Lou Lira was host to the 18 Red Hatters who graciously wore their red and purple. The food and friendship was wonderful.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photo's and information
Kevin. our Orange Acres Chaplain, opened the meeting with a prayer of thanks. Our small group has expanded to 30 residents in attendance.
Pancakes, (plain or blueberry) were served along with sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea. The committee consisted of Dwight Holden, Audrey Young, Joan Worden, Grace Sherry, Elaine Studer, Bobbi Holden and Mary Lou Lira. Yes, it is a community effort that makes the success of all events. Dwight and Audrey were pancake flippers while Joan was pancake mixer. Grace and Elaine cooked the sausage while Bobbi served and Mary Lou was in charge of money. Everything was delicious, as this completed the final summer Pancake Breakfasts for 2013.
Grace Sherry announced the Red Hats will meet next Monday, August 19th at Ophelia's in Nokomis. Those planning to attend are encouraged to carpool.
Jane Betts thanked everyone for all the phone calls, cards, well-wishes and prayers. She is so grateful for living in Orange Acres with so many caring people.
Judy Marian shares Website information that the Classified section is up and running for all approved applicants looking to rent in Orange Acres. If you have a home to rent, check your web site first! www.OrangeAcres.net. All offerings will be posted for a maximum of 30 days. If you have large items for sale, they may be posted (Orange Acres residents only.)
The Observer News information is due Monday, August 19th. Please submit any news...vacations, births, etc.
Bob Wiskeman announced Men's Cards has been cancelled at this time due to lack of participation. If the group would like to get together to play billiards, please contact Bob for details or questions.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photographs and information
There were 27 people at the clubhouse who enjoyed the various choices of pizza, as well as salad and sodas. Of course, the best part is always the opportunity to visit with one another.
Audrey Young hosted the event with help from Joan Worden. Of course, everyone pitched in, as usual.
As everything was cleaned up, people departed the fun filled evening of good food and friends, just as the raindrops began. Perfect timing!
Thanks to Dwight & Bobbi Holden for Information.
Our Chaplain, Kevin, opened the meeting with a prayer of thanks to the 28 residents president.
Bob & Adele Beauregard have returned as well as Gary Snyder. Gary was in Ohio, and while there, visited Shirley Tatlock. While he was gone, he had to put new tires on his motor home, which certainly put a dent in his vacation.
Bill & Paula Jacobson have their children and grandchildren visiting here in Orange Acres.
Dwight reminded everyone of the Pizza Party tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00 pm.
Dwight also reminded all residents of the Pancake Breakfast scheduled Tuesday, August 13th at 7:30 am. Please sign up now.
Judy Marian, our Orange Acres Webmaster, has now included approved applicants looking for homes to rent under the Classified tab of our website. Postings will remain for 30 days or until a rental is located, whichever comes first. At this time homes to rent are not included.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photographs and information.
Dwight Holden began the meeting with 25 members present. "It's a quality group, rather than quantity"
Chaplain Kevin opened with a prayer.
Copies of the August calendar are now available at the Community Center. Pick one up for yourself and a neighbor unable to attend today's meeting.
The Pizza Party is August 7th at 6 pm. Get your tickets from Audrey Young.
The Pancake Breakfast is August 13. The sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up soon.
Dwight reminded everyone that there are several events open that need volunteer chairmen. Veterans Day will be the earliest and others are Christmas decorating for the hall and Vespers.
Several events have been cancelled due to lack of volunteer chair persons - Sports Day, Entertainment and Snowbird Picnic. Do not let your favorite events become one of these so volunteer now. Two people may become chairpersons together so grab your friend and help keep our events going strong.
Jan Thomas is our Sunshine lady while Fran Foust is on vacation and Jane Betts recovers from hip replacement surgery. Her Sunshine Report is posted under Sunshine tab.
Jan Thomas giving the Sunshine Report.
Thanks to Bobbi Holden for photo's and information.
Chaplain Kevin opened the morning meeting of 27 resident with prayer
of thanksgiving. New resident Ron Dick of 63
Loren Drive as well as returning residents Phil and Elaine Albarano were welcomed.
Jane Betts introduced her sister from Texas who is here to assist her following hip replacement surgery on Wednesday.
Fran and Mike Foust will be leaving following the coffee meeting today. They will be visiting children and grandchildren in Kansas, MO, Michigan and North Carolina. Jan Thomas will be our Sunshine Lady during Fran's absence.
Tickets ($4.00 each) for the August 7 Pizza Party, 6:00 pm, are available from Bobbi Holden. She can be reached by phone at 941-400-8657 or stop by 225 Jason Drive.
Judy Marian has now included OA approved applicants looking for homes to rent under the Classified tab of our website. Postings will remain for 30 days or until a rental is located, whichever comes first. At this time homes to rent are not included.