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.