11/11/19

Good morning & Happy Veteran’s Day!

November 11, 2019

President Bob Helmstadter opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 67 present.  We have 10 returnee’s and 1 visitor.

The morning opener was a tribute to our Veterans in honor of Veterans Day.  Joan McGarigle read the poem “I Am A Veteran”.  Then, fifteen of our residents each introduced their selves and stated which branch of the military they had served, and their years of service followed, by the singing of our Star-Spangled Banner by all.  We are all so very thankful for their service and to all Veterans for their sacrifices!

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Dan Newman, Lee Smith, Ron DeGraff and Rod Kelly.  Anniversaries this week are celebrated by Bud and Betty Pfeiffer, Ron and Hattie Pierce, and Dave and Meike Zeller.

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report, noting that Jack Fitzgerald is being treated for a clot and Max and Judy Fahl returned home this week to help care for family.

Reminder that there is bingo tonight and games night on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Bluegrass is on Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM, there were 79 attending last week.  The largest turnout ever for this time of the year! Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays.  Lee Baldwin announced she won last week as no one else showed up. Maybe the competition will be a little tougher this week.

Linda Price has agreed to take over the calendar.  Please have your activities turned in to her by the last Monday of each month to be included.

Bob Helmstadter gave recognition Nancy Mellinger for helping paint the clubhouse bathrooms.  (Bob & Ruth helped a bunch too!)

There will be no water aerobics until further notice.

Rachel Childress announced the sign-up sheet is on the board for the Thanksgiving Dinner.  Please get signed up early and let us know what you will be bringing.

Lee Baldwin announced the surprise Birthday Party for Edith Patterson was a success on Saturday.  Lee read a heartfelt thank-you card from Edith expressing her gratitude.

The 50/50 winner was Carol Danzer for $22 and there was no winner for the guessing game.  That jackpot will roll over to next week.

ROC President Rick Motsinger announced there will be a shareholders meeting on November 21.

The morning closer was provided by Ed Layher.

The donuts today were provided by Bill and Diana Morgan, JR and Donna Anderson and Jim and Freda Munds.

11/4/19

President Bob Helmstadter opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 58 present. We have 2 returnee’s and 4 new residents. The morning opener was provided by Ruth Helmstadter.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Sue Lewis, Lon Childress and Edith Patterson. One anniversary this week is celebrated by Ralph and Bert Centers.

Carol Grant gave the sunshine report, noting that Jim Miller is recovering from a bicycle accident, Jim Forrest is being treated for cancer and Pat Butts is recovering from a recent fall. Please keep them in your prayers.

Reminder that there is bingo tonight and games night on Tuesdays and Fridays. Bluegrass is on Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM, there were 61 attending last week!. Cornhole will resume this week at 9:00 AM on Thursdays.

John Pickup recognized new residents, Jim & Diane Wood on RV Lot #6 and Bill & Peggy Little on Roger Street. Welcome! We know you are going to love our park!

Dan Newman gave a presentation of wooden pens he makes and offered up free classes to anyone interested in making them.

Bob Helmstadter gave recognition to the men helping with the swimming pool solar panel reconstruction and the clubhouse bathroom remodeling. A Big thank you goes out to Ike West, Phil DeSautels, Dan Newman, and Bob and Larry Mellinger. One of the many qualities of our park is the willingness of the members to pitch in when needed!

The morning closer was provided by Bob Helmstadter.

The donuts today were provided by Don Madden, Bob & Ruth Helmstadter and Gerald & Miriam Steele.

Monday Morning Coffee Hour

Manager Updates 10-8-2019

November 18, 2019

President Bob Helmstadter opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 68 residents present. We have 2 returnee’s this week. JR & Donna Anderson were introduced as new neighbors as of March this year. The morning opener was provided by Pat Piersen.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Mary Motsinger, Connie Brown and Bob Dotseth. There are no anniversaries celebrated this week are celebrated in the park.

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report, announcing that Claude Belton is back after spending five days in the hospital; a card was sent to Betty Lawson for her birthday; David Helbling has returned home; Penny Walters sister has Passed away; and a card was sent to Miriam Steele.

Reminder that there is bingo tonight and games night on Tuesdays and Fridays. Volunteers are needed to sign up for callers and runners.

Bluegrass is on Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM, there were 73 attending last week.

Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays.

Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays

Linda Price has asked for all December events be turned in to her by November 25 to be included in the next calendar.

There will be water aerobics this afternoon, provided the weather warms up just a little bit more.

Rachel Childress announced the sign-up sheet is on the board for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Please get signed up as the dinner is next week.

Pat Pierson is hosting an open house to park residents on Sunday, November 24, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to see the recent improvements she has completed.

The 50/50 winner was Doug Myers for $27 and the winner for the guessing game was split by Mike Watson and Claude Belton.

Mary Newman announced she and Nancy Mellinger are having a sewing circle this afternoon at 1:00 PM and again on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Anyone wanting to take part or learn more about sewing are encouraged to attend.

ROC President Rick Motsinger reminded us there will be a shareholder meeting this Thursday, November 21, at 1:00 PM. The agenda will be posted later today. He is asking for volunteers for the monthly men’s breakfast and for the annual fish fry.

Bob Helmstadter announced there will be a brief HOA meeting at his house immediately following this morning’s coffee. The topic of discussion will be the slate of officers for 2020 and committee assignments. Volunteers are welcome!

Volunteers are also very much needed for the gourmet committee for December and January.

The morning closer was provided by Edgar Williams.

The donuts today were provided by Dan and Mary Newman, Joe and Helen Cole, and Rod and Karen Potter.

New Directory Information

We are excited to have the new directory started this winter. We have so many new residents in the park and our old directory has now become obsolete. We are planning a way to be able to keep it up to date more easily. There will be scheduled dates for your photograph. We need everyone to bring the cover only from the old directory at that time, as we will be using them again to help reduce the expenses. These pictures will be done by a professional photographer at no charge to you. So get all gussied up for a great picture. If you like your picture, check with the photographer on how to order them. More information will be posted as we get closer to setting up the schedules.

HAMMOCK ESTATES CRUISE – JAN 26, 2020
Martha Watson has scheduled a 7 day cruise for anyone in the park who would like to attend. It is on the Oasis of the Seas leaving out of Miami on January 26th, 2020. The Cruise will be going to Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico. The trip is scheduled through cruise.com with Bea. Please call Bea at 954-266-6601 ext. 6076 and she will assist you with room selections. Please mention my name, Martha Watson when you call Bea. If you have any questions you may call me at 765-437-1186.

10/28/19

Lon Childress Opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 48 present. We have 4 returnee’s and 2 visitors. The morning opener was provided by Lee Baldwin, starting us off with a good chuckle.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes to Lowell Brevoort, Dave Zeller, Myrtle Johnson and Carol Ruccio. One anniversary this week celebrated by Jim and Patty Forrest.

Ruth Helmstadter gave the sunshine report, noting that no one has reported any new cares. We are praying this continues!

Bob Helmstadter announced the bathroom doors in the club house will\ have been replaced and now looking for a volunteer to do the painting.

Reminder that there is bingo tonight and games night on Tuesdays and Fridays and Bluegrass on Wednesday’s at 1:00. Cornhole will resume next week at 9:00 AM on Thursdays.

There will be no Thursday night dinner this week or until further notice.

Those attending the morning coffee on November 4 are asked to bring 2 cans of food to help replenish the local food bank.

The morning closer was provided by visiting family member Judie Mellinger.

The donuts today were provided by Ralph and Jenny Ousley.

10/21/19

Lon Childress Opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 46 residents present. Welcome back to all the returnee’s!

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes to Carol Danzer, Jim Miller, Mike Gerity, Grant Parker, Dave Acker and Pam Myers. Anniversaries this week are Jerry and Sylvia Eason and Rod and Delores Kelly.

Carol Grant gave the sunshine report, noting that no one has reported any new cares but, to please continue to keep Edith Patterson in our prayers.

Lee Baldwin shared information about dinner theatre opportunities at the Hudson Dinner Theatre. Anyone interested in attending a show is asked to contact Lee about scheduling.

John Pickup announced that he was aware of one home selling in the park but, has not yet met the new owners.

Bob Helmstadter announced the bathroom doors in the club house will be replaced on Thursday and the pool solar panel support is slated for repairs in November. Volunteers are asked to lend a hand with what is projected to be a 4-day process. Also, a notice will be posted seeking bids for lawn care services for the park’s common areas for the 202 year. It is open to residents until November 15. If no one is found by then, it will be opened to the public.

Donut sign-up sheets for November to April are out now for anyone willing to donate $10 towards the weekly meeting treats.

Reminder that there is bingo tonight and games night on Tuesdays and Fridays and Bluegrass on Wednesday’s at 1:00.

Thursday night dinner this week is at the New Mexican Grill.

The donuts & sweet treats today were provided by Pat Pierson.

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10/14/19

Lon Childress opened our meeting this morning with Bob Helmstadter giving us our morning laugh. There was 41 present today.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes to Gary Bruner, Terry Webber and Harold Price. The anniversaries were for Vern and Brenda Hollingsworth and Chuck and Carol Danzer.

Carol Grant gave the sunshine report. She sent two cards around for signatures. One for Ken Gillie, who was in the hospital over the weekend, but is home and doing good per Patty. The other card is for Ralph Ousley, who is having more medical problems.

Returnees this week are Bob & Nancy Mellinger, Doug & Pam Myers, Bill & Diane Morgan, Terry Webber & Ron Harmon.

Bingo tonight at 7:00pm. Games both Tuesday and Friday evening.

Dinner out this week with be at Victoria’s on Spring Lake at 5:00pm.

Don’t forget to sign up for the potluck on Tuesday the 22nd at 5:00pm, the sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.

We want to thank Bill & Peggy Little for the donation for the coffee and donuts this morning.

This will be my last newsletter. I have enjoyed keeping everyone in touch with all the happenings within the park. We have a volunteer to continue the newsletter. Bob Mellinger has kindly offered. Please give him your support on this task.

10/7/19

Lon Childress opened the meeting, with Harold Price giving the opener. The count was 35 this morning. A good indication that the northerners are returning.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes to Don Phelps, Barbara Burke and Claude Funk. There were no anniversaries.

Sunshine Report was given by Carol Parker. Pat Butts is out of the hospital and is hoping to come to Florida later. Ralph Centers is recuperating from surgery and Chuck Danzer is doing much better with his back problem.

Returnees this week John & Lynette Pickup, Bill & Diana Morgan, Mike & Tami Gerity, Terry & Joan McGarigle, Phil & Teresa Desautels and Bob and Ruth Helmstadter.

New residents: John Pickup reported that the Taylors have purchased Bob & Nancy Thompson home. He has not received all information yet.

Blue Grass starts this week. Wednesday at 1:00 y’all come and enjoy the music. Bingo tonight and games as usual.

October 22, at 5:00 will be our potluck. Sign up sheet is on the board.

We need volunteers for the gourmet committees for November, December and April. Won’t you please help our community have the best Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners?

The pool needs a new cover and this can not be purchased until all the board members are here to have the purchase approved. With the cooler evenings the water is getting colder and there is no heat turned on. The float value is not working properly and therefore the pool has way too much water and everything has been turned off. Apparently the pool people need authorization to fix or repair any problems with the pool.

Lon gave Sylvia Epson and Linda Price a big thank you for all the work they did this summer with all the dinners we had in the park.

A big thank you to Lon and Rachel for all the work they have done this summer.

Linda has asked for a volunteer to do the news letter for Oct 21 and 28 as she will be out of the park those days.

Thank you to Bob & Kat Hazelett for the donation for donuts this morning. Harold Price gave a closer.

9/30/19

Lon Childress opened the meeting and also gave the opener. There were 22 present this morning.Rachel Childress gave the birthday wishes to Bonnie Casady and Susan Hazen (RV)

Sunshine Report: I received email from Joyce Chapman she has had hernia surgery this month but is doing good. She hopes to be back in the park the end of October and looking forward to Wednesday’s music. Lee Baldwin is still having trouble with a cough that just won’t go away. Harold Price is having sinus problems that has caused a bad cough.

Returnees were Carol and Grant Parker.  Linda happily gave the sun-shine reporting back to Carol.  Welcome back.

The cleaning party went very good. Thanks to Lon and Rachel for the pizza. There are pictures on the web of the cleaning party.

Dinner out this week will be Caddy Shack at 5:00 pm Lon to call for reservations.

A carry in pot luck will be October 22, 5:00 pm. No main dish will be provided. So bring a meat hot-dish. Sign up sheet will be on the board.

Bingo tonight and games Tuesday and Friday.

Thank you to Bob and Barbara Burke for the donuts this morning.

9/23/19

Happy First Day of Fall!
Lon Childress opened the meeting.  Judy Fahl gave the opener to Harold Price to read. That farmer sure knew how to get even with the car salesman. Count today was 25.

Rachel Childress gave the birthday wishes for this week to Edythe MacDonald and Benny Casady.  Anniversary wishes to Al & Iva Stewart and Bob & Pat Rice.

Sunshine Report.  Judy Fahl is doing great after carpel tunnel and cyst surgery.  Gerald Steele had a stint put in last Tuesday and is doing good. Heard that Pat Buttshas been in the hospital.  Bud Pheiffer is back from a short trip up north where he took a tumble and landed right on his face.  He says he feels better than he looks. Ralph Centers is now scheduled for September 30 for his surgery. Haven’t heard from anyone one up north as to any illness or accidental falls. Stay healthy my friends!

September 25 at 10:00 am is our cleaning of the club house, don’t forget.  There will be Pizza to follow.

October 9, at 1:00 pm our Blue Grass Jam begins.

The lights have been off on the shuffle board courts at night since Friday, Lon will check into that. The park has looked really good this week, thanks to all the elves, who have helped.

Flu Shot Clinic can be held on any Monday if we can get 20 people signed up. Flu season is just around the corner and we should all be getting out shots.

Thursday night out will be Cody’s at 5:00pm.

Bingo tonight and games Tuesday and Friday.

Thank you to Sylvia for the best biscuits and sausage gravy this morning.

There was an award, made by Bob Burke, for sportsmanship, best player of Corn hole given out this morning. A picture is at the bottom of this newsletter.