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|Terra Ceia Manor Newsletter
Editor: Calla Gonzalez; Printing: Donna Burch and Rhonda Ritter
NEWS FROM THE CO-OP BOARD
Next B.O.D. Workshop: December 12, 9 a.m.
Next B.O.D. Monthly Meeting: December 17, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to TCM shareholders only.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – DOUG GEEN:
Feedback tells me that the recent Thanksgiving dinner was, once again, a big success. Many
thanks to those responsible for organizing it and to all those attendees who supported it. As I
write this message, I see Patti Berkey busy at the hall doing her magic with the Christmas
decorations. I am sure it will be beautiful again this year. The Bocce ball court has been
improved with the addition of indoor/outdoor carpeting. Many thanks to Bob Haas for his
efforts. As this is the December Newsletter, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
on behalf of your Co-op Board.
|NEWS FROM THE REC. BOARD
Next Meeting: Monday, December 10, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to all residents.
The following activities have been discontinued for the season:
Horseshoes, Shuffleboard, and Sunday Night at the Movies
BIBLE STUDY – will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. For details contact Anne MaGaha (941-
729-2145) or Nancy Amato (607-227-0501).
BID EUCHRE – meets at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, and play begins at 6:30 p.m. For more
information, call Nancy Dixon at 941-729-6629.
BINGO – is every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and we start playing at 6:30 p.m.
Please come and support TCM Bingo. For further information please contact Rosemary
BOCCE BALL – will be played every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. and
every Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. For details, please call Gayle Fleury at 941-773-
BOWLING – will begin on December 13. A sign-up sheet has been posted. If you have
questions, please call Dave Quast at 3218-316-4602.
BRIDGE – is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive in time to pay your $1 and get your
table/partner schedule. The host for the month of December is Roger Peterman (941-479-
CRAFT CLUB - will meet on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. in the card room. Come with crafty
ideas and project suggestions! Call Jo Thielen at 941- 776-7566 if you have questions.
DULCIMER GROUP – is every Thursday 1 to 3 p.m. Call George Deebel (260-242-2400).
EUCHRE – meets at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, please call Elaine Kalbarczyl (517-
EXERCISE – will be 9:45-10:15 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. You may sign up for one
day or every day. You need to sign up in order to ensure there is room for everyone. We
have a limit of 12 people. If you have questions, please contact Fran Ingallinera at 941-723-
9524 or 860-874-6218.
GAME NIGHT – will be every Friday at 6:30 p.m.. Bring your favorite table game and enjoy
ice cream with your friends and neighbors. Contact Beverly Scandrol (941-729-8139).
GARDEN CLUB – meets every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in front of the clubhouse. If you
don't have gloves or tools, don't worry! We'll provide them. For more information, contact Jo
Thielen (941-776-7566) or Judi Renkenberger (941-721-4690).
HAND & FOOT - is played on Thursday at 1 p.m. except the second Thursday of each month.
For additional information, please contact Jan Davis at Unit 114 or 941-417-2731.
LADIES’ GOLF - Ladies' golf will again be at Terra Ceia Bay. Anyone interested in golfing is
welcome. We golf on Friday at 12:30 and leave TCM around 12:05. A sign-up sheet will be in
the clubhouse. Please indicate if you can drive or need a ride. You may call Lynn Searles at
721-3245 if you have questions or need information.
MAH JONGG – will on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Gloria
Quast at 651-329-2939.
MEN’S GOLF - begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Terra Ceia. Please arrive by 9:00. Please
call Mike Bernard (941-729-5413) if you have questions or need a ride. Look for a signup
sheet in the Clubhouse.
PINOCLE – meets at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please contact Sandy Thomas (941-721-
9741) for details.
POKER – begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, contact Ron Thomas at 941-721-
SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE HOUR – is every Saturday. We meet at 8:30 a.m. for a
social time and donuts and coffee are served at 9 a.m. The donuts and coffee are 50 cents
each; just bring your cup! If you are new to the Park, you might consider co-hosting with
someone who has experience. It is a great time to meet your neighbors and friends and find
out what is happening in the Park!
SOCIAL HOUR – is every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. except the second Thursday of each month
or otherwise announced. Please bring a treat to share, your own drink, and table service.
For details, please call Fran Ingallinera at 941-723-9524 or 860-874-6218..
WATER AEROBICS – is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting) at 10:30
2018-2019 TRAVEL CALENDAR - Larry and Mary Thompson can be reached at their cell
phone number 937-418-1151. All dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
DECEMBER 14 – SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE, ORLANDO. This Christmas spectacular
show is, by far, one of the holiday favorites. The huge choir, full orchestra and delicious
buffet dinner are all amazing! Tickets are limited.
JANUARY 13-21 – CUBA, Empress of the Seas. Cruise with your friends on Royal
Caribbean and discover Cuba! Experience the legendary nightlife, iconic music, food and
distinct culture. Space is limited. Ask for a detailed flier.
JANUARY 23 – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Broadway Palm, Ft. Myers. Put on your “Boogie
Shoes” for a dance story that captures passion, energy and life-changing moments! Watch
how a young man tries to escape his problems and dance his way to a better life.
FEBRUARY 12 – EDISON & FORD HOMES, Ft. Myers. Tour the estates of two of the most
famous inventors. There are award-winning botanical gardens, historical buildings, and one
of the most intriguing research labs and inventors museum around. Lunch included.
FEBRUARY 17-25 – COSTA RICA. Come along and explore the rainforests, volcanoes,
plantations and more! This is a trip you don’t want to miss!
MARCH 15 – HAWAIIAN LUAU, Orlando. Enjoy an enchanting evening at the Spirit of Aloha
Show – hula dancing, fire dancing, tropical feast and more!
MARCH 24-28 – CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Come with us and see the oldest and
largest city in South Carolina. Many tours and meals included. A $150 deposit per person is
required; limited to 50 passengers.
APRIL 11-22 – EUROPEAN DANUBE RIVER CRUISE. Ask for a detailed flyer
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 – LASAGNA DINNER – from 5:00 to 7:00. Please see a Rec.
Board member to inquire about tickets.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 - GOLF SCRAMBLE: The Monthly Golf Scramble will be held at
Pinewood/Ironwood Golf Course in Bradenton. A signup sheet is posted in the clubhouse.
The list of teams will be posted just prior to the tournament. Everyone is welcome. New
Residents – Come and join us. Please arrive at the course by Noon. Following the scramble,
we will have dinner at Riverview Café in Palmetto. If you have questions, please call Jerry and
Jo Thielen at 941-776-7566 or Dave and Judi Renkenberger at 941-721-4690.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 – The December REC BOARD MEETING will begin at 9 a.m. We
encourage everyone to attend. This Board is in charge of upcoming events and activities in
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 – The December WORKSHOP FOR THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS will begin at 9 a.m. This Workshop sets the agenda for the upcoming Board
Meeting. If you have anything you would like to appear on the agenda, please attend this
meeting. All TCM Shareholders are welcome and urged to attend.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 – The December LADIES LUNCHEON will be held at 12:00 p.m.
at the Hibachi Grill on 41 South near the Desota Mall. The cost will be $10 a signup sheet is
posted in the Clubhouse. If you have questions, please contact Deanne Davis at 517-896-
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 – The December BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will begin a
9 a.m. Only TCM Shareholders may attend.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 – The first PANCAKE BREAKFAST of the season will be from
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Deanne Davis at 517-896-7524.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 25 – Christmas Dinner at 1:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted in the
clubhouse. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. A small fee will be
charged for guests. For more information, please contact the Board of Directors.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30 – NEW YEAR’S PARTY will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Join us for a fun
night of partying and dancing to the music of Kevin Brooks. BYOB and a snack to share.
$5.00 per person at the door.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, January 26. We
would appreciate donations of household goods, clothing, furniture and jewelry. We will not
be able to accept the following: computers, old TVs, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, or
sofa beds. Boxed items can be picked up. Please contact Nancy Dixon or the office for entry
to the laundry room. Please mark items for easy setup. For more information, call Donna
Burch at 989-365-3484.
Craft Fair is scheduled for February 9. We need people to volunteer to set up the tables on
Thursday the 7th. Vendor set up will be on the 8th between 2:00 and 5:00. If you would like
a table please contact Pat Smith 941-723-7208. There will be more on the Craft Fair as the
date gets closer.
Please remember the following resident in your prayers: Joyce Frank, Unit 433,
Beverly Waggoner, Unit 469.
MARIAN RAY, UNIT 155 – was taken from her doctor’s office visit to the hospital on
November 12 suffering from Afib. After having her heart shocked back into rhythm, she
returned home on November 15. She is receiving home health care and rehab.
PAT GRIFFIS, UNIT 160 – underwent back surgery on November 27. She should return
home by the time this newsletter is printed.
ANNIE GRUBBS, UNIT 224 – fell in late October. She was taken to the hospital by EMTs but
is now at home.
JERRY THIELEN, UNIT 354 – underwent hernia surgery on November 5. After a little more
difficult recovery than he had expected, he is once again enjoying life.
CAROL HAWKINS, UNIT 454 – fell during the night of November 4 requiring 30 stitches to
her face. Following recuperation at the hospital, she spent a short time at Freedom Village.
She is now at home receiving physical therapy.
BOB WAGGONER, UNIT 469 – underwent a knee replacement on November 27. He should
return home by the time this newsletter is printed.
|NEWS FROM RHONDA RITTER AT THE TCM OFFICE
Phone: 941-722-8249 / FAX 941-722-9095
You should be getting your new coupon booklets soon, as they were mailed the third week of
November. Our Lawn Company has asked our residents spray weed killer around their
homes and air-conditioners and place blocks around small trees, etc. Please ensure that
your homes are power washed and your trim paint is fresh. This helps eliminates the need to
notify residents and helps make our Park look nice. Please do not schedule any work around
your home on Thursdays like painting, power washing, etc. I want to give a BIG THANK YOU
Ann Ferrell & Pat Smith for the wonderful job they did this summer keeping our pool area
free of weeds and keeping everything nice for us. Most of all I want to tell everyone MERRY
CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.
SOLICITORS: Can take real advantage of you. If someone comes to your door trying to sell
you a service, ask them to leave immediately. Promptly report the incident to the park
manager giving a description of the vehicle and the direction it leaves.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Two days before the end of the month.
Archives PDF files:
PARK DIRECTORY – The Searles and the Gonzalezes no longer have local land lines. Both
families may be reached by their cell phones that are listed in the Directory.
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS - The water was shut off this week due to the clogging of our
sewers because of feminine hygiene products and Swiffer-type materials being flushed down
the toilets. Do not flush anything except toilet paper. The cost to replace the motor at lift
station 1 is $3509.60. Thank you for your cooperation in addressing this serious matter.
LIFE BEYOND TODAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - First, by way of introduction, I am Karen
Dierkens, and my husband Larry (Bird) and I inherited my Aunt Gert Finn’s place 3 years
ago. We love Terra Ceia, especially the people we have met so far and are looking forward
to finally spending 3 months there this winter. As a former bereavement counselor for our
local hospice (currently a clinical counselor), I have the opportunity to facilitate support
groups to come along side of and encourage people who have experienced loss. I have just
completed a 4 week series entitled “Keeping Our Loved Ones Close to Our Hearts”. While
there is no easy way to go through loss, at times it helps to know you are not alone. It has
been on my heart to do a series at Terra Ceia this winter, so if there is anyone who would be
interested, please feel free to call me at 419-460-1860. My heart goes out to all those who
ABSOLUTELY FREE – Do you or someone you know need an upholstered lift chair? Please
contact the office or call Bernie Reihl at 610-574-0253.
BRIDGE LESSONS: Have you always wanted to play bridge, or do you need a refresher
course? We are again offering free lessons to anyone interested. There is a sing-up sheet
in the clubhouse or you can contact Betty Hughes at 941-981-9052 for more information.
MAKE IT, BAKE IT, SEW IT, GROW IT – We would like to express a huge thank you to
everyone who was involved in making this year’s event another huge success. We made a
profit of approximately $1750!
THANK YOU – Santa Patti Berkey and your elves for the beautiful Christmas decorations in
and around our clubhouse!
Vol IV, Issue 12
January 2018, Newsletter
February 2018, Newsletter
March 2018, Newsletter
April 2018, Newsletter
May 2018, Newsletter
June 2018, Newsletter
July 2018, Newsletter
August 2018, Newsletter
September 2018, Newsletter
October 2018, Newsletter
November 2018, Newsletter
December 2018, Newsletter
TREASURER’S REPORT – NORM KURTZ:
Our financial and cash positions remain good through the month of October. The proposed
budget for 2019 is finished and has been mailed to all homeowners. Please review it, and if
you have questions, please let me know. We will be considering the budget at a Special
Meeting following the Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018. Please plan
to attend and give your input. As always, you may see a copy of the full financial reports
from the TCM office. I encourage you to stop by and review them.