1/13/2020

President Bob Helmstadter opened the Monday Morning Coffee Hour with an opener by Ruth Helmstadter. We had 109 present including returnee Myrtle Johnson.

Bob announced we have entertainment tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM by Glen Johnson. Ice Cream and cookies will be provided.

A special thank-you to Carol Danzer for painting the benches at the shuffleboard court.

Lynette Pickup gave birthday wishes this week to Tami Gerity, Mike Watson and Ed Layher. There are no anniversaries celebrated in the park this week.

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report: We received a nice note from Patti and Jim Forrest, it is posted in the clubhouse for all to read. Please keep Lisa Bain in your prayers as she had to have defibrillator. Plus her mother passed away last year. Lisa and her sister were helping with her dad. If you know someone is not feeling well please let Carol know.

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 this Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM, we had 112 attend last week. Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is resuming on January 21 at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays. Horseshoes will be every Monday at 10:00 AM (following coffee) and Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Bible Study is Tuesday 2:00 PM. Golf is every Monday and Friday. Sewing Class is Mondays at 1:00 PM.

Judy Fahl announced the game winners for last week were: Judy Fraser won the Hot Ball at Bingo worth $36; Dick Thelen won Euchre; Russ Moody won Cornhole; Judy Fahl won Pinochle and, Ed Layeher and Phil Manning won Shuffleboard on Tuesday with Johnnie Baldwin winning on Friday; and Horseshoes was won by Jim Munds on Monday and on Wednesday.

The next Ladies Luncheon will be tomorrow, January 14, 2020 at Jaceranda in Avon Park. Be sure to sign up and pay $15 in advance. Meet at the Clubhouse by 11:00 AM. The Christmas decorations will still be up! The Ladies Luncheon in February is on the 4th at the Olympic.

Jim Morgan announced the next 50th Anniversary Party will be on February 14 at the Clubhouse.

Kat Hazelett asked for donations of books to our library to keep a fresh inventory.

Linda Price announced the pictures for the new park directory are going well. About 25 residents still need to have their sitting. Anyone needing to schedule a sitting are asked to do so. There is no cost for the sitting but, if anyone would like to purchase additional prints ($30 minimum) a viewing time will be scheduled about one week after your sitting.

The 50/50 winner was Barbara Burke for $33. The guessing game winners were Ann Miller and Rod Potter.

ROC President Rick Motzinger thanked everyone for their help on the men’s breakfast last week and made $197 for the HOA. He reminded us the property at 2014 John L Street will be open for bids through the 15th. Bids will be opened January 16 with the winner announced at the shareholder meeting.

Sylvia Flannagan announced the annual flea market will be on February 7. Anyone wanting a table should sign up to reserve their space and all tables must be manned by 7:00 AM on the day of the sale.

Bob Helmstadter announced there will be a memorial service on February 10 immediately following morning coffee. This service is in honor of park residents we have lost in the past year.

The donuts today were provided by Pat Pierson, Jim & Freda Munds and Ed Layher.

If you have any additional information for the weekly newsletter, please send to Bob Mellinger at mellingerr@aol.com.

1/6/2020

President Bob Helmstadter opened the Monthly Monday Morning Meeting of the Hammock Estates Home Owners Association. The slate of officers will remain on the board for 2020 as follows: President and Director Bob Helmstadter; Vice President and Director Lon Childress; Secretary and Director Carol Danzer, and; Treasurer and Director Annette Layher. Directors at Large remain as: Registered Agent Claude Belton; Social Hostess Rachel Childress, and: Welcome Host John Pickup.

Committee Chairpersons:

  • 50th Wedding Celebration       
    • Kathy Morgan
  • Auditing                            
    • Ron Harmon & Judy Fahl
  • Address                                       
    • Linda Price & Judy Fraser
  • Billiards
    • Max Fahl
  • Bingo, Bunco & Pinochle
    • Teresa Desautels
  • Blue Grass Jam Sessions
    • Joe & Helen Cole
  • Breakfasts
    • Rick Motzinger
  • Clubhouse Janitorial Service
    • Martha Watson
  • Cornhole
    • Lee Baldwin
  • Directory
    • Nancy Pratt, Mary Newman, Lynette Pickup & Linda Price
  • Entertainment
    • Lon & Rachel Childress, Dan & Mary Newman, Pat Pierson and Joyce Chapman
  • Euchre
    • Max Fahl
  • Flea Market
    • Sylvia Flanagan
  • Gourmet
    • Monthly Volunteers
  • Guessing Game
    • Doug & Pam Myers
  • Heartland Food Bank
    • Harold & Linda Price
  • Horseshoes
    • Russ Moody and Jim Munds
  • Ladies Luncheons
    • Martha Watson
  • Librarians
    • Joan Voight, Kat Hazlett and Pam Myers
  • Line Dancing
    • Freda Munds
  • Name Tags
    • Lynette Pickup
  • Newsletter
    • Bob Mellinger
  • Piano
    • Miriam Steele, Lynne Brewer and Joyce Chapman
  • 50/50 Monday Meeting
    • John Pickup
  • Sewing
    • Mary Newman and Nancy Mellinger
  • Shuffleboard
    • Doug Myers and Mike McCarville
  • Sunshine
    • Carol Parker
  • Water Aerobics
    • Joan Voight
  • Web Site Pics and Sales
    • Linda Price
  • Monthly Birthday Party
    • Lee Baldwin and Kat Hazelett

After closing the HOA Meeting, the Monday Morning Coffee Hour began with an opener by

After closing the HOA Meeting, the Monday Morning Coffee Hour began with an opener by Harold Price. We had 118 present including returnee Betty Lawson and new resident Ted Miller on Roger Street.

Lynette Pickup gave birthday wishes this week to Diana Morgan and anniversary wishes to Dan & Mary Newman (51 Years) and Sonny & Betty Emmons.

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report: A card was mailed to Jim and Patti Forrest on Friday from the park residents. We were told he wasn’t doing well. A card is going around this morning for Terry McGarigle. He had hernia surgery on Friday and is now home taking it easy.

Pat Butts is home from hospital now. I’m sure she is happy about that.

Betty Lawson is home for a while, then going back to her daughter for more treatments.

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 this Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM, we had 105 attend last week. Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays. Horseshoes is starting back up today and will be every Monday at 10:00 AM (following coffee) and Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Bible Study resumes this week as well on Mondays at 2:00 PM. Golf is every Monday and Friday.

Martha Watson announced the game winners for last week were: Ron Harmon won the Hot Ball at Bingo worth $35; Punk won Euchre; Carol Danzer won Cornhole; Dick Thelen won Pinochle and, Chuck Danzer won Shuffleboard on Tuesday with Mike McCarville, Don Guy & Carol Danzer winning on Friday.

The next Ladies Luncheon will be January 14, 2020 at Jaceranda in Avon Park. Be sure to sign up and pay $15 in advance. Meet at the Clubhouse by 11:00 AM. The Christmas decorations will still be up!

Linda Price announced the pictures for the new park directory are going well. About 25 residents still need to have their sitting. Anyone needing to schedule a sitting are asked to do so. There is no cost for the sitting but, if anyone would like to purchase additional prints ($30 minimum) a viewing time will be scheduled about one week after your sitting.

Annette Layher announced she is now collecting the HOA annual dues on January 1. The dues are $15/year per person.

The 50/50 winner was Pat Moody for $42. The guessing game had a carryover from last week for a total pot of $27.75 and was won by Brenda Hollingsworth. The insulated bag winner this week was Charlene Taylor.

ROC President Rick Motzinger announced the next men’s breakfast will be on January 11. $5 paid in advance and sign up sheets are available. He reminded us the property at 2014 John L Street will be open for viewing today after coffee until 2:00. Sealed bids will then be accepted until January 15 from park residents only. Bids will be opened January 16 with the winner announced at the shareholder meeting.

Sylvia Flannagan announced the annual flea market will be on February 7. Anyone wanting a table should sign up to reserve their space and all tables must be manned by 7:00 AM on the day of the sale.

Harold Price announced the Heartland Food Reservoir was very grateful for our donations from the park. Cash was raised in the amount of $330 which was used to purchase a Christmas gift for 13 children and their mother staying in the shelter. The park also donated 475# of food that was given to area families for their Christmas meal. The donations were very much appreciated and needed.

Lynette Pickup presented a traveling trophy to Bob Mellinger for “outstanding golfing performance” by having an Eagle at the Sebring Country Club on Hole #10. (You do know my wife is going to cherish having that little guy on display in our house!)

The donuts today were provided by Nikki DeHaven, Jim & Linda Stebleton and Gerald & Miriam Steele.

Bob Helmstadter provided the closer with a reminder of how great our God is and how our prayers are always answered. Keep on praying!

If you have any additional information for the weekly newsletter, please send to Bob Mellinger at mellingerr@aol.com.

12/30/19

Vice President Lon Childress opened the Monday Morning Coffee Meeting with 91 attending. Ed Layher provided the opener.

Returnees to the park this week are Bill Little and Dan & Mary Newman. We welcomed new residents, Skip & Barbara Greeley, and temporary resident Linda Reiner. Welcome to Hammock Estates!

Lon Childress introduced visitors from his family, Shawn, Heather, Brenda, Kellie and Kenna.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Pat Rice, Jim Stebleton, Nikki Dehaven and Phil Manning. Only one anniversary is celebrated this week by Gary & Connie Bruner (52 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report: Pat Butts is doing little better, as is Betty Lawson. Someone is bringing her back next month. Also, Jim Forrest isn’t doing well so please keep him & everyone in your prayers.

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 resuming this Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM. Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

Martha Watson announced the game winners for last week were: The Hot Ball at Bingo worth $21 was split three ways between Nancy Mellinger, Don Guy and Martha Watson; Martha Watson won Euchre; Carol Danzer won Cornhole; and, Mike McCarville won Shuffleboard.

The next Ladies Luncheon will be January 14, 2020 at Jaceranda in Avon Park. Be sure to sign up and pay $15 in advance. Meet at the Clubhouse by 11:00 AM. The Christmas decorations will still be up!

Nancy Mellinger reminded us the sewing circle will resume on January 6 at 1:00 PM.

Carol Danzer thanked all who helped with the luminaries on Christmas Eve and making it such a huge success! They were a beautiful sight!

Nancy Pratt announced that she has been taking pictures for the new park directory. About 1/3 of the park has had their sitting. Anyone needing to schedule a sitting are asked to do so. The sessions are going quite smoothly. There is no cost for the sitting but, if anyone would like to purchase additional prints ($30 minimum) a viewing time will be scheduled about one week after your sitting.

Annette Layher announced she will begin collecting the HOA annual dues on January 1. You may bring it to coffee next Monday as she will have her receipts available then. The dues are $15/year per person.

Mary Funk thanked her committee and all who helped with the Christmas dinner. Over 75 people were served and enjoyed a day of fellowship.

The 50/50 winner was Helen Cole $36. The guessing game had no winner so the jackpot will carry over to next week.

ROC President Rick Motzinger announced the next men’s breakfast will be on January 11. $5 paid in advance and sign up sheets are available. It is rumored “blueberry pancakes” may be on the menu! The next ROC Shareholder meeting will be January 16. Treasurer Ron Harmon reported the property at 2014 John L Street will be open for viewing on January 6 after coffee until 2:00 PM. Sealed bids will then be accepted until January 15 from park residents only. Bids will be opened January 16 with the winner announced at the shareholder meeting.

The donuts today were provided by Chuck and Carol Danzer, Bob & Ruth Helmstadter and Claude and Mary Funk.

Harold Price provided the Closer.

If you have any additional information for the weekly newsletter, please send to Bob Mellinger at mellingerr@aol.com.

12/23/19

Vice President Lon Childress opened the Monday Morning Coffee Meeting with 76 attending. Ed Layher provided the opener. Lon also acknowledged the Gourmet Committee and all who participated in the Christmas Parade on Saturday evening. In spite of the weather, we had a great turnout and a wonderful time.

Returnees to the park this week are Mike and Edyth MacDonald. We have no new residents this week however, John Pickup reported some are on their way.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to J.R. Anderson, Alan Pratt and Marlene Burns. Anniversaries celebrated this week are Chuck and Laura Imboden (6 year RV’s), and Lee and Denise Smith (45 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report: Lee Baldwin was in hospital but home now. Don Guy says he will get better just going to take time. As he fell last week. Pat Butts is still in hospital. Keep her in your prayers.

A Christmas card was mailed to John and Judy Weber from the Hammock Estates. His wife Judy is in nursing home.

Christmas cards were signed for Yvonne Moran, Judy Barlow, Elaine Tomlinson, Arline Dennis and a Hanukkah card signed for Herb Moscowitz.

HOA President Bob Helmstadter asked Carol to please “tell our Hammock Estates family at coffee that Ruth and I wish them a blessed Christmas, we miss you all and love you all. See you in the new year.”

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 (we had 104 attend last week), Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

Martha Watson announced the game winners for last week were: Punk Kochensparger at Pinochle; Claude Belton won the Hot Ball at Bingo on the first game for $31; Pam Myers won Euchre; Joann Schultz won the most games at Bunco and Freda Munds had the most Buncos; Carol Danzer won Cornhole; and, Carol Danzer and Mike McCarville won Shuffleboard on Tuesday and Friday was Carol and Chuck Danzer and Pam Myers.

The next Ladies Luncheon will be January 14, 2020 at Jaceranda in Avon Park. Be sure to sign up and pay $15 in advance. Meet at the Clubhouse by 11:00 AM. The Christmas decorations will still be up!

Nancy Mellinger reminded us the Christmas dinner will be on December 25 at 2:00 PM. Be sure to sign up and bring a covered dish and table settings.

Carol Danzer reminded us to meet at the clubhouse 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 24, to assemble the luminaries and prepare for distribution. Volunteers are also needed at 5:00 PM to light the luminaries. These will be placed on both sides of each driveway to be burning Christmas Eve to morning.

Linda Price asked everyone to get signed up for their photo session with Nancy Pratt. The sessions are going quite smoothly. There is no cost for the sitting but, if anyone would like to purchase additional prints ($30 minimum) a viewing time will be scheduled about one week after your sitting.

Please submit all January activities to Linda by Saturday, December 28, to be included in next months’ calendar.

Annette Layher announced she will need all outstanding HOA bills by Friday, December 27, to be able to close out the year.

The 50/50 winner was George Sherry for $36. The guessing game was won by Diane Wood for $11.25. The raffle for the insulated bags was won by Sandy Sherry.

Lon Childress reminded us the trash pickup this week will be on Thursday, set it to the curb Wednesday evening. Lon also expressed his sincere wishes for a very Merry Christmas to all.

The donuts today were provided by Mike and Martha Watson, Chuck and Carol Danzer and Lon and Rachel Childress.

Harold Price provided the Closer.

If you have any additional information for the weekly newsletter, please send to Bob Mellinger at mellingerr@aol.com.

12/16/19

December 16, 2019

Vice President Lon Childress opened the Monday Morning Coffee Meeting with 85 present. Ed Layher provided the opener. Lon also acknowledged Ron Harmon and Terry Webber for their improvement projects for the park; to the Men’s Group for another successful and delicious breakfast on Saturday; and, to those responsible for having the Birthday Party on Saturday afternoon for all those celebrating in December.

Returnees to the park this week are Dave Acker, Dick and Pat Thelen, Bill and Nadine French, and Bill and Kathy Gardner. We welcomed new residents Ken and Charlene Taylor to our park. They reside on Louis Street.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Miriam Steele, Marie Ellison and Frank Cary. Anniversaries celebrated this week are Gerald and Miriam Steele (54 years), and Terry and Joan McGargle (65 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report: Edith Patterson has not been feeling well. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Betty Emmons fell Friday night went to ER and is now home. Don Guy fell outside the clubhouse on Saturday. Not sure but hope he is ok. Pat Butts is on dialysis now. Ralph Ousley is doing better too. Good to see him either riding his bicycle or walking. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.

Since we sent Christmas cards to Jack and Lyla, we thought we should also send cards to those who would not be here this year. This includes Myrtle Johnson, Connie and Bob Brown, Betty Lawson and Jim and Patty Forrest. Merry Christmas to all!

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 (we had 93 attend last week), Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

Martha Watson announced the game winners for last week were: Claude Funk at Pinochle; Judy Fraiser won the Hot Ball playoff at Bingo for $23; Punk Kochensparger won Euchre; Carol Danzer won Cornhole; and, Pat Baldwin and Allen Burns won Shuffleboard on Tuesday and Friday was a washout.

The next Ladies Luncheon will be January 14, 2020 at Jacaranda in Avon Park. Be sure to sign up in advance.

Rick Motzinger thanked everyone for making the Saturday Morning Breakfast another success.

Approximately $87 was taken in for the HOA after expenses.

The new garbage disposal for the clubhouse is in the works, hopefully installed soon, and the replacement gutters should be installed within the week.

A ROC Board meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at 1:00 PM. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Mary Funk reminded us the annual Christmas parade will be on December 21, with cookies, ice cream and a gift exchange to follow. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift of $10 value.

Carol Danzer asked for volunteers to help filling and distributing the luminaries at 1:00 on December 24. These will be placed on both sides of each driveway to be burning Christmas Eve to morning.

Nancy Pratt announced she will begin scheduling picture sittings for all residents for our new directory. Everyone is encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Linda Price announced the food donations collected in the park will be picked up by tomorrow. A generous supply of food was donated by the residents as well as a total of $330 in cash.

Bob Mellinger reminded the residents, new & returnees, of the Small White Cross project he has brought to the park. The crosses in the clubhouse are free to anyone wanting one and feel free to take extras for anyone else you know who may want to have one.

Gerald Steele announced the “Bibles for Mozambique” was successful with a large shipment of Bibles going out on Christmas Day. Hammock Estates park was a supporter of this project.

The 50/50 winner was Ann Miller for $37. The guessing game was split with three winners; Claude Funk, Lon Childress and Carol Danzer for $4.00 each. The raffle for the insulated bags was won by Joe Cole.

The donuts today were provided by Mike and Martha Watson, Bob and Nancy Mellinger and Claude and Mary Funk.

If you have any additional information for the weekly newsletter, please send to Bob Mellinger at mellingerr@aol.com.

12/9/19

December 9, 2019

Vice President Lon Childress opened the Monday Morning Coffee Meeting with 78 present. Edgar Williams provided the opener. Returnees to the park this week are Don Guy, Dave and Carol Taylor and Jerry McLennan.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Bert Centers, John Weber and Marian Yoder. The only anniversary celebrated this week is Rod & Karen Potter (57 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report, Christmas cards are going around for Jack Fitzgerald and Lyla Kuczynski for everyone to sign. Just to let them know we are still thinking of them. Pat Butts has infection in her valve. She has to have an operation to fix this and have a new Valve. She has been having other issues also with her kidneys and her diabetes. Card is being signed and mailed. Keep her in your prayers.

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, Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

Game winners last week were: Claude Funk at Pinochle; Judy Fahl won the Hot Ball playoff at Bingo for $23; Pam Myers won Euchre; Carol Danzer won Cornhole; and, Pam Myers won Shuffleboard on Tuesday with Chuck Danzer winning on Friday.

Rick Motzinger reminded us of the Men’s Breakfast this coming Saturday. Be sure to sign up for the sausage, pancakes and eggs breakfast. Also, be sure the landscape dumpster is not over-full. The company will not pick it up if overflowing.

Mary Funk announced the annual Christmas parade will be on December 21, with cookies, ice cream and a gift exchange to follow. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift of $10 value.

The Christmas Dinner will be at 2:00 on December 25. The menus will now be turkey and ham.

The park will be taking part in the annual food drive at Christmas time. Anyone not here may donate cash and she will do the shopping for needed items. Please have all donations turned in by December 15th.

Lynne Brewer announced the park will be having a sing-along for Christmas on December 10th at 7:00 PM. Any singers and/or musicians wanting to take part are encouraged to sign up. Also asking for volunteers to bring cookies.

The 50/50 winner was Don Guy for $34 and the winners for the guessing game was Rod Potter and Ann Miller for $4.75 each. The raffle for the insulated bags was won by Ann Miller.

Kat Hazelett announced there will be a birthday party this Saturday at 2:00 PM for all December birthdays. Beginning in January the monthly birthday party will be held on the 1st Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM. So far there are 6 volunteers working on the party committee but more are welcome!

A new telephone directory for the park is in the works. Please see Judy or Linda to verify your numbers and update changes.

The donuts today were provided by Jim & Ann Miller, Jim & Diane Wood, and Ralph & Bert Centers.

12/2/19

December 2, 2019

President Bob Helmstadter opened the Monthly Homeowners Association Meeting, providing updates to the secretary and treasurers reports. It was also announced the new Park Photo Album is in the works with everyone needing to sit for a new picture and hopefully be published by April. A Memorial Service for park residents who are no longer with us will be held on February 10, 2020 immediately following the morning coffee.

Our regular Monday Morning Meeting followed with 77 present. Returnee’s this week are Phil & Carolyn Manning. We had one visitor, Janet Phelps daughter, Sherry.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Freda Munds and Meike Zeller. The only anniversary celebrated this week is Bob & Nancy Mellinger (11 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report, asking that if anyone knows of someone not feeling well to please let her know. Mary Little has not been feeling well the past three weeks. A card for her is going around to be signed. Sylvia Flannigan has not been well for the last week. Max Fahl tore a ligament in his arm and is on the mends. Please be sure to keep everyone in your prayers

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, there were 77 attending last week. Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

A new railing was installed along the stage area in the Clubhouse, thanks to the Bluegrass volunteers, at no cost to the park.

Game winners last week were: Doug Myers at Pinochle; Nancy Mellinger won the Hot Ball playoff at Bingo for $24; and, Mike McCarville won Cornhole.

Linda Price announced the Ladies Luncheon will be on December 3 @ 11:30 reservations @the American Grille. Those going are asked to meet at the clubhouse by 11:00.

Mary Funk announced the annual Christmas parade will be on December 21, with cookies, ice cream and $10 gift exchange to follow.

The Christmas Dinner will be at 2:00 on December 25.

The park will be taking part in the annual food drive at Christmas time. Anyone not here may donate cash and she will do the shopping for needed items. Please have all donations turned in by December 15th.

Lynne Brewer announced the park will be having a sing-along for Christmas on December 10th at 7:00 PM. Any singers and/or musicians wanting to take part are encouraged to sign up. Also asking for volunteers to bring cookies.

The 50/50 winner was Linda Stebleton for $30 and the winners for the guessing game was Bob Mellinger, Larry Hegarty, Carol Danzer and Ann Miller for $2 each. The raffle for the insulated bags was won by Mary Funk.

The donuts today were provided by Bob and Barb Burke, Bob and Ruth Helmstadter, and Larry Hegarty and Judy Fraser.

11/25/19

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 25, 2019

President Bob Helmstadter opened our Monday Morning Meeting with 71 residents present. Returnee’s this week are Gerry McLennar, Mike & Edythe MacDonald, and Claude & Mary Funk.

John Pickup introduced Bevery Butts as a new resident as of this October of this year, moving into her parents’ home.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday wishes this week to Pat Thelen, Betty Lawson, Brenda Tromp, Dave Helbling and Betty Emmons. Anniversaries celebrated this week are Bob & Sandy Dotseth (56 years) and Benny & Bonnie Casady (57 years).

Carol Parker gave the sunshine report, asking that we please send cards to:

Jack Fitzgerald, C/O Mary Fitzgerald, 1000 Kings Highway, Unit 49, Port Charlotte, Florida 33980

Lyla Kuczynski, 8155 Mentor Hills Drive, Room 314, Mentor, OH 44060

Spoke to Dolores last week. Dolores and Rod Kelly will be coming down middle of January. Rod was able to get a new Valve and doing better.

Sondra West returned home as her preacher’s daughter was killed in auto accident on Friday 22nd.

Pat Butts is back in hospital. She has infection in heart valve. Doctors have to take the pacemaker out, to work on infected valve then put pacemaker back. After doing all this she will then go to rehabilitation.

Ralph Ousley is doing better, he had a doctor’s appointment this morning.

Please keep everyone in your prayers

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, there were 80 attending last week.

Cornhole is at 9:00 AM on Thursdays. Bunko is on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Pinochle on Wednesdays.

Last Week winners were: Max Fahl at Euchre; Mike Watson at Pinochle; Teresa Desautels won the Hot Ball playoff at Bingo for $25; Judy Fraser won most Buncos and Marlene Burns won most Bunco games; Carol Danzer and Mike McCarville won Shuffleboard on Tuesday and Carol Danzer won on Friday; and, Mary MacAuthur won Cornhole.

Linda Price announced the Ladies Luncheon will be on December 3 @ 11:30 AM, The venue has not been decided as yet. The Christmas Dinner will be at 2:00 PM on December 25, the Thanksgiving Dinner is this Thursday at 5:00 PM. The park will be taking part in the annual food drive at Christmas time. Anyone not here may donate cash and she will do the shopping for needed items.

Judy Fahl announced the park will be having a sing-along for Christmas on December 10th at 7:00 PM. Any singers and/or musicians wanting to take part are encouraged to sign up. They will be performing the “12 Days of Christmas.” Ice Cream & cookies will be provided.

Linda Funk said 2 more volunteers are needed on the gourmet committee and asking for assistance on Friday @ 2:00 PM to help with setting up the Christmas decorations.

The 50/50 winner was Claude Funk $33 and the winner for the guessing game was Helen Cole.

ROC President Rick Motsinger announced the pool developed a leak and lost water yesterday. The pool has been refilled and is back up to normal temperature.

The next men’s breakfast will be December 14th at 9:00 AM.

The donuts today were provided by Bob and Barb Burke, Rick and Mary Motsinger, and Patty and Ken Gillie.

11/18/19

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.

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.