The Islander October 2014 OCTOBERFEST

The Islander
October 2014
Venice Isle Estates
603 Roma Road
Venice, Florida 34285
941-488-9648
Venice Isle Website: www.veniceisle.com
VIAC Website: www.viac.us
OCTOBERFEST
Wednesday, October 22nd
5:30 pm CH # 2
$8.00 pp
Roast Pork with Sauerkraut,
Potatoes, Applesauce, Beverage &
Dessert
Columbus Day
October 13
Tickets in Advance please
Tkt sales: Sat. Oct 11, 8-10 am
CH 2
Gen - 483-3339
Joan - 483-3516
Horse Racing to follow dinner - get
ready to place your bets!!!
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Halloween
October 30
Manager’s Report:
Carl Romano
Park Manager
What’s new and what to expect in the next few
months. First, let me say that the proposed
budget for fiscal year 2015 will not have a
maintenance fee increase. Second, the Park
appearance is improving. I think each year we
have been able to improve the overall
appearance of the Park, not just the common
areas, but I think the Shareholders are taking
better care of their units. Even though we still
have a few problems, I haven’t had to send out
as many rule compliance letters about weeds
and pressure cleaning. We still have some
room for improvement, but the trend is in the
right direction. Keep up the good work!
This summer we had an un-expected
repair and expense when we found that the
culvert pipe under Cortina Blvd was collapsing
and needed to be replaced. We hired Bayan
Bay Corporation to do the work. They got in
here in a relatively short period of time and got
the pipe replaced in a little over a week.
We also approved a proposal to rip-rap
Lake Bello and Lake Placido. Rip-rapping is a
process of installing some boulders at the
water’s edge and backfilling the bank of the
lake. We should be able to recover about 4 to 5
feet of lost lake bank, but more important it
should stop the erosion of the lake banks for a
long period of time. We hired Subterrain
Technologies from Palmetto Florida to do the
rip-rapping. The work is scheduled to start midSeptember. Each lake will take about three
weeks to complete. They will start working on
Lake Bello first.
We are also re-landscaping the front of
Clubhouse # 2. The Beautification Committee
had Dan from Edgewood Nursery prepare the
new landscape design. We are purchasing the
trees and plants from Edgewood Nursery, but
our own staff is preparing the ground and doing
the planting. We have also had Miller Irrigation
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up-grade the irrigation system and also plan on
some new landscape lighting.
We traded in my old golf cart and got a
new one. Thank you! We re-painted the blue
roofs on the Clubhouses and auxiliary building.
We had the palms pruned by Affordable Palm
Service. Sandalwood had South Cortina Blvd.
seal coated. We replaced some of the broken
folding chairs at Clubhouse # 1. The Rules
Committee has been actively working on
revising the Park’s rules. We also purchased
new laundry machines.
We have recently learned that the
project to widen SR41 By-Pass will be done in
two phases. The first phase will be north of us,
from Bird Bay Blvd. to Gulf Coast Blvd., and
work should start in the spring of 2015 and
take almost 3 years to complete. Phase two
will widen the road from Gulf Coast Blvd. to
Center Road. Work is to start in 2019 and take
two years to complete. We still have some
hope for a traffic light at the Park’s entrance.
We expect that more public hearings/meeting
will be held just before the start of construction.
The Venice Isle Annual Meeting will be
held on Friday, January 16, 2015. This year the
terms of all three of our female board members
will be expiring. I expect that some of them
may decide to run for another term and we
might get a few new candidates.
A reminder to the Shareholders who
lease their units during season: During the
period of time that your unit is leased, you
have given up your rights to use the
facilities and common amenities of the
Park.
President’s Message
I would like to welcome everyone back from
the North. As you can read in the Manager’s
message, numerous projects have been and
will be accomplished by the time you return. I
would simply like to point out that all of these
projects are maintenance items, and it is not
being contemplated at this time for the budget
to include any “amenities” other than routine
and serious maintenance projects in the 2015
budget. We, the Board, feel that with the
aggressive approach we have taken in the past
couple of years, it is time to slow down and
take care of problems that have developed and
are expected to develop. As you all know, we
are in great financial condition and with
continuing good stewardship as we have had,
we will continue to only enhance our position.
But there are some big ticket maintenance
items to be considered, mainly conditioning of
the roads, of which we are taking a hard look at
the best way to proceed for the long haul to
maintain them in the condition we are
accustomed to having.
Having said all this, welcome again back to
Paradise! God Bless our troops and everyone
who reads this!
Brooke Appleby, President VIHO
going fast, as fast as I list them. We are in
need of homes to sell since our inventory is so
low. If you are thinking of ending your stay in
paradise, I am sorry, but give me a call and I
will be glad to talk with you about how I can
help. If you have any questions, we will be
glad to offer our expertise in the Venice Isle
real estate market. We are the number one
property seller in Venice Isle and do not take
your buyers to other Parks.
Don’t forget Venice Isle Real Estate is your
company! When Venice Isle Real Estate Sales
makes a sale (buying or Selling), 30% is paid
to the park, keeping your maintenance fees
lower. When an outside real estate company
sells a home in our Park (buying or selling),
none of their commission goes back to the
Park. So whether you are buying OR selling,
use your company to help support your Park.
Our sales commission is a low 5 1/2 % of the
sale price, so call me about how I can help.
If you are interested in the homes we have,
please stop by the office, and I would love to
show you around the Park.
Neville Demo,
Broker for Venice Isle Real Estate
1-941-920-4598 anytime cell
Sale of Home ReminderIf you are selling your home personally or
through an outside Real Estate Agency, please
contact the Administration Office or have your
agent come into the Administration Office for
the proper procedures.
NOTES FROM NEVILLE:
HELP, HELP, HELP!! I am running out of
homes to sell and buyers are still looking, even
in the dog days of September. We have had a
great start the first part of the year, and home
values are increasing. If you are thinking of
selling, please call me to discuss what your
values have increased to. We dropped to only
four homes for sale in the Park. If you are
looking to buy, do not wait too long. This is a
small number for sale in our Park, and they are
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Venice Isle Estates
Family Overnight Use of Member
or Tenants Unit
Temporary Policy Change
Effective May 1, thru December 31, 2014
Members or Tenants, who may want to allow
family members to stay in their unit without
them being there, must supply the Park
Manager a list of the names of all family
members who may stay in the unit. Any updates to the list, once approved, will need to be
re-approved.
We define “family members” as your parents,
grandparents, children, nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, brothers, sisters and in-laws
(mother, father, sister, brother).
Information on the list must show the name,
date of birth and relationship to the member or
Tenant making the request.
The list must be received and approved by the
park Manager, acting on the authority of the
VIHO Board of Directors, prior to any family
member(s) being allowed to use the Member of
Tenant’s unit.
If approved, the Member or Tenant will receive
a copy of the original list signed by the Park
Manager.
Identification and/or proof of age will be
required when the family members check in
with the office. Failure to report in with the
office may result in the family being asked to
leave the Park.
Family members, while present, must follow
the rules of Venice Isle Estates. Members of
Tenants are still held responsible for the
actions of their family members even though
they are not present.
Family members cannot stay for longer than 14
days at a time. Also, family members under
the age of 21 cannot stay in the unit without
a family member who is over 21 being
present.
The Member or Tenant, by submitting names
on the list are certifying these persons are
family members and are not felons. You must
also notify management as to when we can
expect your family members to arrive.
Members or Tenants who abuse this policy in
any way risk losing the family overnight use
privilege.
Family Guest Registration
Use this form to register your family members
who may come to stay in your unit in your
absence. Please note that the cumulative
amount of time the family members can use
your unit is two (2) weeks in a calendar year
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starting January 1, 2014. You need to list their
names, ages and family relationship. Your
guest must register with the management
office on their arrival and departure. At least
one of your family guests must be 21 years old.
We define “family members” as your parents,
grandparents,
children,
grandchildren,
brothers, sisters and in-laws (mother, father,
sister, brother)
Name (Relationship) Date of Birth
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
As the Shareholder of your unit you are
certifying that the listed family members have
not been convicted of any felony offense
and acknowledge that you are responsible
for their actions while visiting Venice Isle.
Shareholders who abuse this policy in any way
risk losing the family visitation privilege. This
form must be approved by Venice Isle at least
two weeks prior to the arrival of your guests.
We also ask that you call or send notice as to
when we should expect your family guest to
arrive.
The Islander: The deadline for The Islander
articles is the 11th of the month at noon. I
would appreciate receiving the articles as early
as possible. Forms are located in a file holder
on the Clubhouse 2 Veranda wall by the
Bulletin Board, pool side. Please follow the
guidelines and instructions so that your
announcement will be printed. E-mail articles
to [email protected] or put in the box
under the file holder.
******Starting with the May Islander,
please take all written articles to the
office or deposit them in the drop box
in front of the office on Roma Road. I
will be doing the Islander from home
in Kentucky until I return.
Thank you,
Sharyn Morgan – 859-907-2960
GUIDELINES FOR ISLANDER ARTICLES,
MESSAGES & INPUT
(The purpose of the Islander is to provide
information to our residents, renters, and
guests regarding Venice Isle Estates’ interests
and activities)
All copy is subject to editing (punctuation,
grammar, spelling, etc.) by the Editor.
No complaints, opinions, or personal political
messages will be accepted for publication.
The Islander is not a forum for letters to the
Editor.
The Editor shall determine the appropriateness
of any submitted material. If the suitability of
material is questionable, the Editor will confer
and defer to the President of the VIHO Board
of Directors or his/her designee’s decision.
Except for volunteer services, all commercial
advertising must be placed through the
publisher (On Trac Publishing).
The
Advertising Sales Manager sets the rates by
contract and is responsible for determining
acceptance.
Articles/Messages/Input will be acceptable in
the following formats:
-printed on standard paper – printed name,
signature, phone number and date required
Deadline for submission: Noon on the 11th
of every month.
Thank you. Your cooperation in using these
procedures is most appreciated.
VIHO, Inc. Board of Directors
Sharyn Morgan – Editor
859-907-2960
Trouble with a Utility- Call the utility
company you are having a problem with, not
the Administration Office. You will receive
better service calling yourself. Questions will
be asked that only you can answer.
COPIES FOR VIAC ACTIVITIES: The
VIAC copier is located in the Lido Room
(Poker Room) in CH2. The request folder is
now located on a shelf placed on the copier
cabinet. The folder with copies is placed on
the second shelf located on the copier cabinet.
Please include a contact name with your
request. VIAC will not reimburse anyone for
copies made elsewhere.
Priscilla Conklin- 485-9295
-typed on standard paper – material typed in all
capital letters will not be accepted
-e-mailed
or
email
attachment
to
[email protected] – typed name, phone
number and date required
NO MESSAGES BY PHONE WILL BE
ACCEPTED.
Completed “inputs” should be enclosed in a
sealed envelope addressed to the “Islander”
and placed only in the “Islander Box” outside
the West entrance to Clubhouse #2 (poolside)
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Need Sound for Your Event?
Please remember to give five (5) days’ notice
for your event or function. This includes all
weekly or monthly events. In addition, your
performer(s) must contact me before they
perform to insure that sound, lighting and
musical selections are discussed fully before
the performance.
Skip Martinek- 483-3516
Rob Holsgrove- 244-7757
Venice Isle Name Tags
(Please wear your name tags to Park
Functions, if possible.)
The name tag orders will only be sent to the
printer on the 15th of the month. Please note
the new prices:
Magnet- $5.89 which includes 7% sales tax.
Pin$5.62 which includes 7% sales tax.
To order yours, please call Elsie Eldon @ 4834207 or e-mail me at [email protected]
Waste Management/Trash: All garbage,
yard waste, and recycles will be picked up on
Thursdays only. If you are in doubt as to what
goes in the red and blue bins, if something
should be bagged or bundled or how long or
heavy it is supposed to be, call Waste
Management – 493-4100.
Remember:
The dumpster in the
Maintenance Compound is not for disposal
of appliances, carpeting, flooring, etc. Call
Waste Management for an appointment.
Habitat for Humanity still has collection boxes
for the aluminum cans.)
Islander Mailing Service:
Thank you to Betty Munnell for her many
years of service in mailing the Islander to
residents who are out of the area. Betty is
moving out of the Park due to health
problems and will be greatly missed. She
and Larry have done so much volunteering
while they have been residents here. They
are the unsung heroes!!
Betty Murphy has the remaining envelopes
submitted and will continue to mail the Islander
to these folks but will discontinue this service
when the remaining envelopes have been
mailed. The Islander can be viewed on the
VIAC web site which is http://www.viac.us/ If
anyone would like to volunteer to continue
this service, please contact Betty Murphy at
941-484-4807
Channel (195)
Habitat for Humanity
Aluminum Can Bin
I AM so sorry to report that our Bin will be
taken out from the Maintenance Yard. The
price of Aluminum has gone down, and it is not
paying enough for them to come and pick up
the cans. Not enough Volunteers too. If you
would still like to help out, please take the cans
over to the Habitat Building on Ogden Rd. and
leave them in the Bin out front.
Thank You,
Joyce Clark 484-0780
(Please note that aluminum cans can be
brought to 280 Alligator Drive or 1400 Ogden
Road in Venice. These are two places where
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Announcements: Currently only channel 195
is available for in-house dissemination of
information. Comcast has removed all other
channels for their use. If you wish to input any
information on the VIC channel, please note
that forms are available in the San Marco
Room (Billiard Room) at CH2. There is a
pocket with blank pink sheets that must be
used to submit articles for the channel.
Completed forms should be put into the slot
adjacent to the blank sheet pocket. Only pink
forms will be accepted. Please, no phone calls
or e-mails. Information is provided on the back
of the forms. There are several VIC channel
coordinators processing these sheets, so
please print legibly and include your name and
phone number. If you have any questions,
please drop a note into the slot, and one of the
coordinators will call you back as soon as
possible.
Friday Courtesy Bus Outings
Clubhouse #1 Bulletin Board:
To keep the Bulletin Board orderly and to have
available space to post as many notices as
possible, please do the following:
1. Use 3x5” index cards or paper.
2. Mark the date you are posting the notice on
the right bottom corner.
3. Post it in the area assigned: ‘Rentals, Want
to Rent, For Sale, Services, etc.’
4. Notices will remain for 30 days. You may
re-date, if needed.
5. Please remove or have someone remove
your posting when your property is rented or
sold.
If you have any questions, please call me.
Winnie O’Loughlin- 486-1374
Venice Isle Courtesy Bus
Our bus leaves from both Clubhouses at
approximately 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30
pm., Monday through Thursday except for
Holidays. You may arrange with the driver,
Don Black, for the pickup or your return trip.
However, if you leave the Park on a 2:30 pm
bus, you will need to provide your own
transportation back to Venice Isle Estates.
Note: The Wednesday 11:30 am bus only
goes to the Venice Village Shops and Wal-Mart
if requested. On request, passengers will be
taken to Venice Beach, Venice Library, Venice
Regional Medical Center and Health Park,
downtown Venice, grocery stores, Doctor’s
offices, etc. Please call the Administration
Office, 488-9648, for further information and to
make special requests. There is no charge to
the residents for this service.
In order to be fairer to all who wish to
participate, you may only reserve a seat for
yourself, or yourself and your significant other
or your friend or guest.
NO ONE will be
signed up before the trips have been put on
channel 195 “VIC”, unless you were the person
requesting the trip. These trips will be placed
on the in house television the Monday of the
last full week of the month. Please mark your
calendar once you reserve your seat for the
date and time of the trip. If you have to cancel,
please do it as early as possible so we may
contact those on the waiting list. The bus goes
on trips every Friday during business hours.
The range is from Ellenton to the north, south
to Punta Gorda. We try to send a full bus and
to keep the trips low cost to you. Requests for
trips will be considered. These trips are for
park residents, their guests and Seasonal
Renters alike. The bus picks up about 15
minutes before departure at CH2 then departs
from CH1.
Office488-9648
Picture Directory
If you had your picture taken this past winter
for the Park Directory, the books are available
for pick-up. Call Diane Tarr at 941-486-0816
or e-mail at [email protected] for availability.
Park Directory
The Park Directories are in and available for
pick up during office hours, 9am – 2pm. One
per household please.
Bar Code Stickers/Gate Passes:
Will be placed on your vehicles on the following
days and times from October 1st through May
1st:
Mondays 8:00 – 8:30am
Wednesdays: 11:00-11:30am
Fridays: 3:00 – 3:30pm
Bar codes are issued as stated in the Gate
Policy.
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NOVEMBER PARK DINNER
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
Ticket sales at V.I.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of this park. Let's
show them how much we appreciate them.
Please be considerate and do not call them or
visit them at their homes before 9 am or after 9
pm.
Ticket sale times are listed in the Islander and
on the bulletin board and on channel 195.
Thank you for supporting our activities.
Something New!!!
First Park Dinner is Friday, November 7th
5:30PM - CH # 2
This will be a catered dinner. $12.00 pp will
include roast beef, mashed potatoes and
gravy, green beans, salad, apple pie and
beverage. Plus, great entertainment after
dinner - "The Palm Strings Quartet."
Catered by Affordable Custom Catering.
No muss, no fuss. Plates and table utensils
included.
Tkt sales: Saturday, Oct 11th - CH 2 8-10 am.
Also on Saturday, Nov 1st - CH 2 8-10 am.
Thank You Notes & Condolences
Condolences to the family and friends of
Gerald (Jerry) Larocque
Shirley - 419-561-1432
VIAC Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 28 – 9am
Clubhouse #2 – Venetian Room
ATTENTION CRAFTERS
OLD AND NEW.
UPCOMING EVENTS
PARK BREAKFAST
Saturday, Oct. 11 – 7:30am
Choice of: Blueberry Pancakes, or Biscuits &
Gravy, or Scrambled Eggs & Ham
$4.00 per person
Dennis 0: 488-4113
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Annual Craft show is Nov.15, 2014
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you are interested call Faith VanZanten at
815- 372-1055 or 630-853-7621. We are
always looking for new crafters.
Sorority will have a bake sale again and all
proceeds go to Cancer Research. We would
appreciate anyone who would like to help bake
for the cause.
Thank you,
Faith VanZanten
2015 VENICE ISLE COMMUNITY
SALE DATE CHANGE
The date of the 2015 Venice Isle Community
Sale has been changed to SATURDAY,
JANUARY 24, 2015 from 8:00 – 1:00. Further
information will be posted in the November
2014 Islander.
Noreen Rash & Diana Ross
COUNTRY COOKOUT ON THE OASIS
Sun. November 2nd, Noon, $ 7.00 pp
Hot Dog, Sloppy Joe, Potato Salad and
Dessert
Entertainment by Glenn Johnson
Please bring your own chairs
Tkt sales: Sat. Oct 11 8-10 am CH 2
Gen - 483-3339
Joan - 483-3516
2015 STAR ENTERTAINMENT
Dec. 1 is the cut-off date for current Season
Ticket holders to purchase their 2015 season
tickets. If you have not already paid and
picked up your tickets for next season, please
mail me your check over the summer. Unpaid
seats will not be held after December 1.
Season tickets are $50.00 per person which
includes the 4 shows listed below:
Sun., Jan 11-7PM-Red, Hot and Blue
Sun. Jan 25-7PM-Glenn Leonards Temptations
Sun. Feb22-7PM-Night of Comedy & Music
(This is a 2-part show)
Sun. March 8-7PM-String Fever
Please make your check out to V.I.A.C.
Special Show: Wednesday, Feb 11th - 7 pm
ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE
Friday, December 5th - 10 am - 4:30 pm
A NEW PROFESSIONAL ACT EVERY 15
MINUTES!
$ 6. PP
Beverages, Lunch and Snacks available for
purchase all day
Tkts: Gen - 483-3339
Joan - 483-3516
THE SHINDIGS
This dynamic group comprised of all lead
vocalists are guaranteed to make you feel
young again!
From the 50's, 60's, and 70's ... they will have
you tapping your feet and swaying to the
music.
From the Beach Boys, Frankie Valle & The
Four Seasons to the Beatles, you will be
entertained from start to finish.
This is an Open seating Show. Individual
Tickets $15. pp. Box office opens 6 pm. No
reserved seating please.
Tickets: Gen - 483-3339 Joan - 483-3516
Thank you
Joan Martinek 510 Roma Rd Venice Fl 34285 941-483-3516
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VIAC APPROVED CASINO TRIPS
Trip #1 – Oct 14th
Location: Hard Rock Casino in Tampa
Price: $25 per person
If over 32 people attend, free bingo (3- $50
prizes). Bus leaves CH #2 (by Bocce courts)
@ 9AM Latest. (Arrive by 8:30).
Bus returns CH #2 around 4:45 PM. Sign up
sheet at CH #1. For more information or sign
up call Joe Zalewski – 484-4257 or Claude
LeVasseur – 484-0421
NEW YEARS DANCE
“Bringing In The New Year”
Wednesday, December 31st
Clubhouse #2
8:30pm – 12:30am
Ticket Price: $12.00 per person
Dance To The Music
Of
Val & Neil
B.Y.O.B.
Tickets on Sale at the November Pancake
Breakfast
Thank you
Sandi McCulloch – 941-882-4965
MOVIE
Sunday, October 19th 7:30 pm CH 2
“Saving Mr. Banks”
Starring: Tom Hanks
Skip - 483-3516
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VALENTINE’S DAY SUPPER CLUB
Join us for an evening of fun
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Clubhouse #2
Ticket Price: $15.00 per person
A light supper will be served followed by
Venice Isles own “Pan’s People” in
THE U.S.O. SHOW
We will conclude the evening with two hours of
dancing to the music of:
Debonair Entertainment
Tickets on sale at the January Pancake
Breakfast.
These are tables of 8 and only a limited
number are available.
Menu:
Appetizer
Fresh Salad
Roast Chicken
Potato Au Gratin
Rolls
Dessert
Coffee or Tea
B.Y.O.B. and Soft Drinks
Sandi McCulloch
Director/Producer
941-882-4965
Arts & Crafts:
keep in touch with her. Thanks Margo -- stay
warm!!!
After we had a display of our knitting at the
Venice Library, several folks have called and
are knitting for WV.
VI Quilters
Next year we will work towards our Quilt Show
to be held in March 2015.
You can log on – http://knitforkids.org-- to get
more information regarding WV and the latest
news regarding where our sweaters go.
Peggy McAuliffe
[email protected]
207-332-8670
Happy Knitting
Dolly Richards 485-9374
Venice Isle Readers
Venice Isle Knitters & Crocheters
Thought I would wait till fall to send our knitted
and crocheted sweaters, blankets and caps,
but World Vision wrote and said they were low
on these items. So on July 3, I sent boxes 19
and 20. World Vision was glad to get 24
sweaters, 27 caps and 15 blankets.
Venice Isle knitters were Leah Birdsall, Judy
Clinton, Rita Belden (thanks Rita for sewing my
sweaters), Lynn Bailey, Carol D'Angelo, Janet
Beardsley, Carolyn Ames, Theresa Moore,
Susan Holsgrove, Nancy Rivet and Shirley
Dubbin.
Tess Holka donated beautiful yarn, crochet
needles, sewing needles and "like new"
instruction books for crocheting, knitting and
water color painting. You can find these
beautiful books in our library.
Carolyn Conover and John Fippen also
brought me lovely yarn. Had $16.00 from
several ladies to help cover shipping costs.
My most prolific knitter - never less than five
sweaters per box - Margo Michel, has moved
to Connecticut to live with her daughter. I'm
hoping Margo will continue to knit for WV. I will
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We will not be meeting again until November
2014. The list of books for next season:
“Muck City” by Bryan Mealer
“Into The Arms Of Strangers” by Jonathon
Harris
“Angry Housewives Eating BonBons” by Ioma
Landvik
“The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
““Good In A Crisis’ by Margaret Overton
“The Secrets of Mary Bowser” by Lois Leveen
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genove Summer
Librarian will have some of these books to
loan.
Mary Kennedy 941-882-4456
Venice Isle Singles
Come all you Single, Men and Women, we are
going to have an exciting Season this year for
all the Single people in Venice Isle.
Our first meeting will be on Thursday October
16, at 1:00 in the Tuscany Room at Club
House #1.
Our Speaker will be telling us all about the
Special Olympics. We will be signing up for
our Outside Activity which will be a Tour of
Loveland School.
Joyce Clark 484-0780
life. Meaning - just good 'reads' about life. We
choose to put them in the section under F for
fiction.
The Library
Please Pay attention, it is October and you
know what that means! No, not just ghosts
and goblins, we already know they’re coming.
I'm talking about the other thing - the gates
between Georgia and Florida. You know
'Those' gates, they are being raised. Can't you
hear them? It’s our snow birds flocking back.
KEY word “Our”.
True stories are of course Biography, and can
be found in that area under the (alphabet)
index letter of the SUBJECTS name. Example:
Kennedy anything Kennedy is under K. (The
author has nothing to do with this selection)
War and military speak for themselves, just
look for the Flags up on top of the bookcase!
Westerns are marked W for westerns.
Like good little birdies, they shake off the dust
of the north, and we can hear them sigh when
they cross that line.
Welcome home friends and neighbors! Wait till
you see all the nice changes we've made since
you've been gone. There is always something
being added or removed, and of course things
that you probably won't even notice.
The Big words now are – “Saving Our Lakes!”
Just think, you'll be here in time to see some of
the hard work. I know many of you are
interested in seeing the whole project.
Getting back to words, Key Words - that's My
game, and I'm always on the look-out. And this
is why. When you bring in your book donations
we check the back of the book or the fly leaf.
Looking for that Key word.
If the words murder, police, detective, body,
gun, knife-bloody knife are there, any one of
these words clue us in so we know this goes to
the Mystery/Adventure area, and we code it as
M.
Yes, even adventure books fall into that
category. They have to go somewhere, a
place that's logical. By its nature, adventure of
any type is usually fast moving and dangerous,
defiantly not loving! So that's why you'll see
these books in the company of intrigue,
mayhem and of course mystery.
The Romance books get the same test. Lack
of violence is a big clue, seeking true love etc.,
those words tell us F for fiction. And often, we
have big time popular novels that are stories of
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L / P or large print covers everything and
anything no matter what! Just as long as it's in
LARGE print. That means there are many
different subjects involved. If it passes that first
test, and the only test that matters (big
lettering), that's how we select Large Print. We
have this special section for them. (Even a
Bible is on there.) You'll find them in the hard
cover books on the shelves of the bookcases.
Where? On the wall between the Library
doors; and if you cast your eyes lower you'll
see other material. All large print. Monthly
magazines by Readers Digest and some other
soft cover books of Selected stories.
You of course all know that Harlequin books
have their own section. And the first part is a
selection or a section that is called Larger
Print. They are Paperbacks that have a little
bigger print than normal. We put them first in A
to Z. Next is the regular print Harlequins on
the next shelves below..(You'll notice that
Harlequin Books get a date stamp in place of
the Venice Isle Library stamp)
Winnie O'Loughlin
486-1374
'The Chief Libra'
SPORTS & GAMES
BINGO
Dayle and Ed Kohut
Rise & Shine Aerobics - Year Round
The Rise & Shine exercise group meets
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at
8:30 am in Clubhouse #1. Feel the beat with
our new sound system and work out at your
own pace. We follow up with weight exercises.
This is a great way to start out your day. All
are welcome!
VENICE ISLE MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE
The V.I. men’s golf league plays 18 holes
each Thursday from January 1st to March 31st
at Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club in
Englewood. It is a 4 man team competition,
each team comprising a high, a high medium,
a low medium and a low handicap player. New
friends always welcome! Entry fee is $35 for
prizes and annual dinner including spouses.
November, December, and April are make-up
games.
Doug Jones 483-3921
Tom Gosler 441-8656
Jim Chastain 412-4142
Dan Donovan 978-853-4388
Walking Workout- CH#2- 8:30 am
(Meeting Year Round)
Water Aerobics – Year Round
(Time Change)
For those of you who have suffered through
the summer heat with me as well as those who
will be back in October, please note the time
change. Starting October 1, water aerobics
will start at 9:30 am, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Fridays at the Clubhouse #2
pool. Hope to see you there.
Billie Lindstead – 445-5170
We exercise in CH#2 every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am. The
session lasts 45 minutes using primarily
walking fitness exercises by Leslie Sansone.
Please bring your own hand weights and plan
to experience a lively, energizing workout.
Anyone is welcome, and you can modify the
exercise according to your individual abilities.
Mike & June Buckley- 244-0587
Texas Hold-Em 2014
Playing Monday nights at 6:30 sharp in the
Lido room though-out the summer. Lots of new
players this year and the addition of a high
hand each night is going over great. Questions
over the summer, call
Bill Bibeault -941-485-3436
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Shuffleboard League
Mahjongg Lessons
President: Joe Leavy; Captain: Pat Hill; Vice
President: Jerry Dick; Co-Captain: Fred
Ressler; Secretary: Barb Heiman;
Refreshments: Jane Akerman
MAHJONGG CHANGES
We are changing Mahjongg from Thursday
night at 6:00 p.m in the Sorrento Room to
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m in the Tuscany
Room starting October 1st. We furnish the
cards and games and give lessons if needed.
Join us on this new night of play.
Joe Leavy -488-3793
Jean DeLoreto 486-1909
Officers for 2014-2015 Season
Horseshoes
Mexican Train Dominoes
Mexican Train Dominos will resume after Labor
Day, Monday, September 8 at 6:45. We will
continue regular play until Monday, October
13th. For three weeks starting on October
13th, we will be holding training sessions. This
sessions will help people get started playing
Mexican Train and help those who have not
played in a while. Mexican Train starts at
6:45 pm on Mondays with table assignments
drawn at 6:50 pm. We will need people who
are regular players to help us with working with
the new people. If we have extra players, they
can play a regular night of Dominos. I know
last year we had enough new people that we
used all of our experienced players.
Hope to see Mexican Train players on Monday
nights. If you have any questions, please call
Carl at 941-445-5170.
Carl Risch
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In November we will start back up with casual
play and commence with our league first part
of January 2015.
John Abbott
Horseshoes
In November we will start back up with casual
play and commence with our league first part
of January 2015.
John Abbott
Monday Morning Bowling
Please attend our meeting on Monday, 10/6 at
9:30 am in CH #2. How time flies! We start
League bowling on Monday 10/13, same time,
9:30am, same place, for our usual 24 weeks.
The dues will also remain the same at $12.00
per bowler. We badly need new bowlers, both
full time and part time. There must be bowlers
out there among all our new residents in the
park. Call me at 484-0421 or email at
[email protected]
Our
Monday
morning league is the only one supported by
VIAC & VIHO in the Park. Our membership is
limited to Venice Isle Owners and Renters
only. So come exercise and socialize with
your, neighbors, co–owners, and renters.
Support your park’s activities!
The VENICEISLE VINE
Submitted by Claude LeVasseur 941-484-0421
This is another way of communicating in the
Park and is a tool for buying, selling, renting or
services. Once you join, you'll receive postings
when they are sent or once, if this is the option
you select when signing up. Yahoo no longer
allows me to sign up members.
Friday Bowling
You will have to sign up with a yahoo email
address if you don't already have one, but once
a member, you can select to have your mail
sent to your regular email address by going to
the
main
page
and
clicking
on
Membership/Edit, next to Identity click Edit
Settings Icon, click or add new email and
save.
Our league will be setting up teams this week
for the coming season which starts on October
17th at 10:00 am. If you are interested in being
a regular or sub, give me a call and I will add
you to the roster. You can bring in your own
team of four. We have two halves in order to
accommodate the late comers in January so
we can have a full roster both halves. We
also start with new averages and it's 100%
handicapped. Non residents are welcome.
Our season ends the last week of March with a
banquet at a nearby restaurant.
Call
me ASAP before we start
Jean DeLoreto 486-1909
Email and attachments are archived on the site
until deleted by you or me. Our group email
address is listed in the yahoo group's directory.
To
post
a
message
email:
[email protected]
Use this address to join: [email protected]
To unsubscribe: [email protected]
Group home page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ VENICEISL
EVINE
Jean [email protected]
VI Trivia
(The Venice Isle Vine is not a function of nor
endorsed by the VI Homeowners Association.)
We'll be back November 19 with more
questions. Get your thinking caps ready and
join us for another fun season!
Betty Bellany
941-244-0985
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THE SOUTH COUNTY PANTRY
On behalf of the July-December Pantry
Committee: Larry Dibrell, Gayle Laursen, Bill
Baxter, and Lorraine Latimer, we wish to
WELCOME OUR RETURNING RESIDENTS
TO VENICE ISLE. We hope you had a
wonderful summer with your families and
friends. While you were gone, the Pantry
received a large quantity of food and donations
of money. THANKS to our FULL TIME
SUMMER RESIDENTS. We also had an
excellent summer. Many of the activities
continued through the summer; there were
movies, bus trips every Friday, and with the
help of The Westra's, The Martinek, The
O'Loughlin's, The Conklin's, Tim Birge, Gen Y.,
Gracie, Judy, Larry and the other un-named
heroes who provided three summer luncheons,
which were WELCOMED by the residents.
Everyone in attendance was so happy to visit
with his or her friends and enjoy a marvelous,
tasty luncheon. HURRAH FOR THIS
COMMITTEE! Last month I mentioned the
new location of the South County Pantry. For
the past 28 years, the Pantry has been located
at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. This new
facility is three times larger, has restrooms for
their clients, air conditioning, and a huge
storage/stock room providing a visual source of
all their food products. Its address is 247
CENTER COURT (THE FIRST ROAD WEST
OF WALGREEN'S ON CENTER ROAD). The
Pantry also has a brand new colorful website,
http://southcountyfoodpantry.com/ Please take
a couple of minutes to visit this site. You will
find some very interesting FACTS ON
HUNGER:
"THE
PERCENTAGE
OF
CITIZENS LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY
LEVEL IN SARASOTA COUNTY ALMOST
DOUBLED FROM 6.8% IN 1990 TO 12.8% IN
2010. THESE PEOPLE ARE AT RISK OF
FALLING INTO HIGHER LEVELS OF FOOD
INSECURITY
BASED
ON
ALARMING
TRENDS IN POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT,
AND FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS TO HUNGER
PREVENTION. FOOD INSECURITY IS
DEFINED AS HAVING 'LIMITED OR
UNCERTAIN
AVAILABILITY
OF,
OR
INABILITY TO ACQUIRE, NUTRITIONALLY
ADEQUATE,
SAFE,
ANDACCEPTABLE
FOODS DUE TO FINANCIAL RESOURCE
CONSTRAINT'. ONE OF EVERY FIVE (5)
CHILDREN,
ACCORDING
TO
THE
SARASOTA
COUNTY
PLANNINNG
SERVICES DIVISION, LIVES BELOW THE
PROVERTY LEVEL, AND THIS RATE
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NEARLY DOUBLED FROM 12.9% IN 2000
TO 21.5% IN 2010."
Unfortunately, Florida is one of the four (4)
states with the highest child food-insecurity
rates in the country.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THIS
SITUATION? 3 THINGS***
***DONDATE FOOD/PERSONAL ITEMS
***DONATE MONEY
***DONATE YOUR TIME AS A VOLUNTEER
If you have 1 (one) morning from 9AM-12:00
and wish to help once a month or as often as
you wish, fill out the Volunteer Application
found on the web site and drop it off at the
Pantry. You will hear from them in several
days.
Jan Lawrence
488-2487
223-6202 (cell)
Evangelical Covenant Church
Web site: http://www.eccvi.net
Pastor Liz Jensen
Worship Services are held every Sunday
morning at 9:20 a.m. - Clubhouse #1.
The following article was written by Pastor
Becky Erickson. Pastor Becky has filled in for
me many times. I was on vacation the first
week of September. She not only filled in for
me on Sunday, she wrote this article so I could
truly relax. I extend to her my thanks and
share with you her gift:
I Called Him Cricket
He was just a small lizard who had gotten
into our screened lanai and was determined to
stay. His tail was gone and without a tail, he
reminded me of a cricket clinging to the screen.
Only God knows what terrible encounter had
“detailed” him. Whatever it was, he thought he
was safe from it in this new place. The
problem was there was no proper food for him.
He seemed to find water from the plants but
there were few bugs, and I think he got lonely.
He would cling to the screen looking out
watching his fellow lizards running about freely.
I felt sorry for him. I wanted to free him. I
tried. But he didn’t seem to understand that
this huge creature with a towel was there to
help him, not bring him further harm. There
are places on the screen, vertical posts, that
were just big enough for him to get behind
where I couldn’t possibly reach him – and he
was fast! No matter how I tried to creep up on
him, he always saw me and hid. I thought of
that Frank Sinatra song, “I Did It My Way.” He
was doing it his way. He thought he was
saving his life but in reality, he was losing it.
One day I found him clinging to the screen,
head thrown back as though he was calling for
help. As I cautiously approached, I noticed he
didn’t run. He couldn’t run. He was dead.
Sadly, I detached my little “cricket” and put
him to his final rest. I thought about how much
like Cricket we humans sometimes are. The
Bible says, “There is a way that seems right to
humans but its end is the way to death”
(Proverbs 16:25). The Lord knows when we
have gotten ourselves onto that path that looks
so very right but leads to death. I really think
most folks don’t mean to be on a destructive
path, it’s just that at the moment they make
that choice, that way seems good.
That
alcohol, that drug, that over eating, wild
spending, unhealthy relationship looks like a
place of relief from the fear and pain someone
is feeling. Eventually, the place that seemed
safe becomes a trap.
The Lord God reaches for us, wanting to
set us free to live the lives He created us to
live; rich, full lives. He gave his own life to set
us free. Yet, so many people see God as a
huge mean monster coming for us with a towel
to scoop us up and destroy us. We run, we
hide, we try to live life our way and that way
eventually leads to death.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the
life” (John 14:6). He also said, “I have come to
give life and give it to the fullest” (John 10:10).
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God the Father, who gave his Son for us,
Jesus, God the Son, who gave his life for us,
God the Holy Spirit, who seeks us out to lead
us to real safety – is not a monster seeking to
destroy but a loving God who seeks to give life.
Are you afraid of God? Do you see him as
a meanie waiting to ruin all your fun or rob you
of the “safe places” where you go for comfort?
There is nothing to fear. He is seeking you to
give you LIFE – real, full, vibrant life. Don’t run
from him. Run to him and be saved.
This is the God we worship on Sundays,
9:20 am in Clubhouse 1, and the God whose
word we study on Thursdays at 2 pm in the
Venetian Room at Clubhouse 2. All are
welcome; we seek Him as He seeks us.
Pastor Liz Jensen – 493-1420
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
FPL (electric)
Water/Sewer
917-0708
861-6100
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
861-1330
Jacaranda Public Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.
861-1260
911 – Emergency Only
Sarasota Sheriff
316-1201 – 861-5800
(Although we have a Venice Address, we do
not live within the Venice City Limits. We must
rely on the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept. to
handle law enforcement issues)
VIE Park Office (M-F, 9am-2pm)
488-9648
VIE Real Estate Office
485-7743
Venice Hospital
485-7711
Venice Health Park (Center Rd. & Jacaranda)
497-7800
-Lab work 6:30am-3pm – no appt. necessary
-X-ray 8am-5pm – some appts necessary
Center for Wound Care
(Health Park, M-F, 7:30am-4pm)
486-6027
Urgent Care
483-9760
Gulf Coast Medical Group
1700 E. Venice Ave.
(M-Sat, 7:30am-6pm) (Sun. 10am-3pm)
Gulf Coast Medical Group Internal Medicine
1720 E. Venice Ave. (M-F 8:30am-5pm)
483-9700
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Hwy 41 Bypass & Center Road
493-3925
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Pinebrook Rd. & E. Venice Ave.
488-8122
CVS Pharmacy
Hwy 41 & E. Venice Ave.
484-8814
Walmart Pharmacy
Hwy. 41 & Jacaranda, S. Venice
493-5902
Waste Management
493-4100
Comcast Cable
484-0602
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SUNDAY
OCTOBER DAILY SCHEDULE
9:20am
Church Service – CH1
MONDAY
8:30am
8:30am
9:30am
9:00am
12:30pm
1:00pm
Anytime
6:30
6:45
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine – CH1
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
PJ Mahon Bowling (begins 10/14)AMF Lanes
Ladies Pinochle – CH1 (Sorrento)
Quilt Group – CH1 (Tuscany)
Billiards – CH2 (San Marco)
Texas Hold’em – CH2 (Lido)
Mex.Train Dominoes – CH1
Duplicate Bridge – CH1 (Sorrento)
9:00am
9:30am
1:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Teddy Bear/Pine Needle Crafts – CH1
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
Ladies’ Bridge – CH2 (Venetian)
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
Euchre (everyone) – CH1 (Sorrento)
Bridge (everyone) – CH2 (Venetian
8:30am
8:30am
11:45am
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine Group – CH1
Hand & Foot – CH1 (Tuscany)
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
Majong – CH1 (Tuscany)
Pinochle –CH1 (Sorrento)
Cribbage – CH2 (Venetian)
9:30am
9:30am
2:00pm
6:30pm
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
Quilters – CH1 (Tuscany)
Bible Class – CH2 (Venetian)
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
8:30am
8:30am
8:30am
9:30am
10:00am
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine Group – CH1
Ladies’ Coffee Klatch – CH1 (Tuscany)
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
Fri. Bowling – AMF Lanes (start 10/18)
Hand & Foot – CH1 (Tuscany)
Bridge (everyone) – CH2 (Venetian)
Euchre (all cards) – CH1 (Sorrento)
9:30am
6:45pm
7:00pm
Church Set-up – CH1
Pinochle – CH1 (Sorrento)
Bridge – CH2 (Venetian)
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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***Billiards room available
Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm
anytime
Monday
thru
Call Rita Klintworth (485-8997) to reserve CH1,
CH2 or the Tiki Hut
***Please Call Judy Ness (603-254-9363)
through September to reserve a room at CH1,
CH2, or the Tiki Hut.
FIND AN ACTIVITY
(some activities are seasonal)
(please check monthly schedule)
Activities
Art Groups/All Media – Mon 9a
Bible Class – Thursday 2p
Billiards – Mon thru Sat 12:30p
Bingo – Thursday 6:30p
rd
Blood Pressure – 3 Wed 9a
Bocce – Tues, Wed, Thurs 9a
nd
th
Book Club – 2 & 4 Wed 10a
Church Choir – Wed 3p
Church Service – Sun 9:20a
Church Set-up – Sat 9:30a
Clogging – Thur 11a (start Jan 2015)
Coffee Klatch/ladies- Fri 8:30a
Dancing/Line Instr. – Thur 3p
Dancing/Fun Night – Mon 7p
Dancing/Theatre Jazz – Thur 11a
(Jan–March)
Mex.Train Dominoes – Mon 6:45p
rd
Garden Club – 3 Thur 9a
Glee Club/men – Wed 10a
Horseshoes – Wed 10a
Mahjongg – Wed 6:30p
Painting/Acrylic – Wed 1p
Pickleball – Wed 10a, S&S 12p
Quilt Group – Mon 1p
Quilter’s Class – Thur 9:30a
Shuffleboard Practice – Mon 1p
Shuffleboard – Fri 1p
Tai Chi – Tues/Thur 8:30a
Teddy Bear/Pine Needles – Tues 9a
Tennis/Open League – M-F 9a
Open Tennis – Sat 9a
rd
VI Singles-3 Thurs-1p
Water Aerobics – M/T/T/F 9:30a
Yoga – Tues/Thur 10a
CH1-Tuscany
CH2-Venetian
CH2-SanMarco
CH2
CH2-Venetian
CH2-courts
CH2-Venetian
CH1
CH1
CH1
CH2
CH1-Tuscany
CH1
CH2
CH1
CH1
CH2-Venetian
CH1
CH1-Pits
CH1-Tuscany
CH2-Venetian
FoxworthyPark
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-courts
CH1-courts
CH2
CH1-Tuscany
Tennis Court
Tennis Court
CH1-Tuscany
CH2-pool
CH2
Bowling
PJ McMahon – Mon 9:30a
Mixed Bowling League – Fri 10a
AMF Lanes
AMF Lanes
Cards
Bridge/everyone – Tue/F/Sat 7p
20
CH2-Venetian
Bridge/duplicate – Mon 7p
Bridge/ladies – Tue 1p
Cribbage – Wed 7p
Euchre – Tue/Fri 7p
Hand & Foot – Wed 11:45a
Hand & Foot – Fri 6p
Pinochle/ladies – Mon 12:30p
Pinochle/everyone – Wed/Sat 6:45p
Poker – Tues/Wed 6p
Texas Hold’Em – Mon 6:30p
Texas Hold’Em – Thur 10a
CH1-Sorrento
CH2-Venetian
CH2-Venetian
CH1
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-Sorrento
CH1-Sorrento
CH2-Lido
CH2-Lido
CH2-Lido
Exercise (workouts)
Rise & Shine – M/W/F 8:30a
Walking Workout – M/W/F 8:30a
CH1
CH2
Golf
Golf/Mixed League – Tues 10:30a
Men’s Golf League – Thur 10a
Gentlemen’s Group – Tues 11a
Venice Lakes
Oyster Creek
Capri Isle