Terra Ceia Manor Homeowners' Association
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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: February 13, 9 a.m.
Next B.O.D. Monthly Meeting: February 18, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to TCM shareholders only.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – DOUG GEEN:
I find it hard to imagine that we are in February already. For the snowbirds it means the
Florida season is half over! I would like to commend the Recreation Board on another
successful year as reported at their recent January Annual Meeting. Your Co-op Board has
passed a motion to raise the value of the park shares from $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 to take
effect on March 1st of this year. This brings our share value more in line with some of our
neighboring parks. In another Board decision, a portion of fencing is going to be removed from
4th street. There are two Co-op Board positions that are coming up for election at our March
AGM. Anyone wishing to apply must get their application and resume in. While most of our
residents are very good about watching their speed in the park, we still seem to have a few
"frequent flyers!" Please drive carefully. I hope all are enjoying the season and our Terra Ceia
|NEWS FROM THE REC. BOARD
Next Meeting: Monday, February 11, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to all residents.
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 Kathy Furnace at 315-250-6904. Please come early!
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 be on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (leaving the park by 9:00 a.m.). A sign-up sheet
has been posted. If you have questions, please call Dave Quast at 218-316-4602.
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 February is Marti Harmon (317-213-7696
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-
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 on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse.
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.
HORSESHOES – will be on Monday at 1 p.m. For further information, please contact Dave
Ritter at 937-638-2263.
LADIES’ GOLF - Ladies' golf will 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
941-721-3245 if you have questions or need information.
MAH JONGG – is 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 Lola Berry (941-981-5537)
POKER – begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. For details, contact Don Furnace at 315-250-
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.
SHUFFLEBOARD – will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, contact Mike
Bernard at 941-729-5413.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – will be February 10 at 6:30 p.m. with the movie "Still
Alice”. The second movie, on February 17, will be announced later. The movies are free, and
popcorn and pop cost $1.00. Watch for the posters in the Rec. Hall in case there are any
WATER AEROBICS – is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting) at 10:30
WOODCARVING – is on Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the home of Harry Wallace (Unit
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.
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. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
APRIL 11-22 – EUROPEAN DANUBE RIVER CRUISE. Ask for a detailed flyer
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 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 and their tee times will be posted just prior to the tournament. Everyone is
welcome. New Residents – Come and join us. Please arrive at the course about 30 minutes
before your tee time. Following the scramble, we will have dinner at Riverside Café in
Palmetto. If you have questions, please call Jerry and Jo Thielen at 941-776-7566 or Jim and
Lynn Searles at 941-721-3245.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – CRAFT FAIR from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Set-up will be Feb. 8th
from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Lunch can be bought on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until close at
1:00 p.m. We still have 3 tables available for crafters; so if you know of someone who would
like to try their hand, it is $10.00 per table. We are in need of men to arrange the tables on
Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00. We are doing this because of Golf on Friday morning.
Remember, this is another money –making project for the activities; so support it in any way
you can. Any questions, please call Pat Smith at 941 723-7208.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - will feature "Still Alice” at 6:30
p.m. This drama stars Julienne Moore & Kate Bosworth
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – The February 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, FEBRUARY 13 – The February 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, FEBRUARY 14 - The Monthly LADIES’ LUNCHEON will be held at the Terra
Ceia Clubhouse at 12:30 p.m. The lunch will be catered by Hickory Hollow at a cost of $13.50
all included. Money is due by February 7. Submit to Elaine Kalbarczyk 517-688-4835.
Please sign up in the clubhouse. Come and enjoy our Wacky Style Show!
MEMORIAL COFFEE HOUR – The family of Denny Kron will provide the coffee and donuts in
memory of Denny. There will be a short memorial tribute at that time.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – VALENTINE PARTY from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Music provided
by Cyndi Burger. $5 per person at the door. BYOB and a snack to share.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – The February BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will begin a 9
a.m. Only TCM Shareholders may attend.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 – The January PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be from 8:00 to 9:
30 a.m. For more information, please contact Deanne Davis at 517-896-7524.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – CHICKEN BARBEQUE will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00 per person. Menu includes 1/2 chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dinner
roll, & dessert. Tickets will go on sale after the Rec. Board Meeting on Monday, February
11th, and are available from any Rec. Bd. member.
Please remember the following resident in your prayers: Annie Grubbs, Unit 224;
Harley Lewis, Unit 358; Jeanne Freeman, Unit 366.
PHYLLIS ANDERSON, UNIT 103 – We extend our sympathy to Duane and his family in the
passing of Phyllis in December of last year.
MERLE MEAD, UNIT 113 – went to the hospital on January 20 with severe pain in her head.
It was discovered her blood pressure was extremely high. She returned home on January 22
and is doing well.
LARRY THOMPSON, UNIT 121 – went to the hospital early on January 6 experiencing
shoulder pain. After testing, he returned home on January 7.
SANDY SIKKEMA, UNIT 134 – is having further testing this coming week and will have an
exploratory lung procedure in Sarasota on February 7.
JOE STEFFLER, UNIT 136 – underwent gall bladder surgery on January 3. He is
recuperating at home.
JACK CASEY, UNIT 152 – spent time in the hospital for treatment of A Fib. He is now home
and doing well.
BETTY HOUSEFIELD, UNIT 223 – had surgery on January 28 to remove a portion of her toe
because of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. She is recuperating at home.
JACK MCCABE, UNIT 320 – had to have fluid drained off his lungs on January 21.
GARY PROOS, UNIT 330 – had a meeting with medical staff on January 22. He will begin a
series of chemo treatments as he awaits a bone marrow donor. It is hoped his brother will be
able to donate his marrow.
JIM BAIRD, UNIT 447 – After a series of falls, Jim was admitted to the hospital. He
succumbed to his illness of January 27, and a memorial luncheon was held in his memory on
January 29. We extend our sympathy to Jeanne and the rest of Jim’s family.
JOYCE FRANK, UNIT 433 – Our sympathy goes out to Gene and family in the passing of
Joyce on January 2.
CAROL HAWKINS, UNIT 454 – fell some time ago and after X-rays, was told her arm was
okay. It was discovered several days later she had broken her wrist in several places.
BOB EVERLY, UNIT 470 – went to the hospital on January 4 with chest pains. After
undergoing testing, he had a heart cath and received two more stents. He returned home on
January 8 and is doing well.
|NEWS FROM RHONDA RITTER AT THE TCM OFFICE
Phone: 941-722-8249 / FAX 941-722-9095
Please put all trash in bags. Don’t lay any loose items on the street or sidewalks. Items over
50 pounds will not be picked up. Try to get your monthly payments to the Office by the 1st of
each month. It would be helpful to reduce the number of trips to the bank. We have many
visitors this time of year. Please watch your speed as we wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt.
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 – Unit 124: Belinda Hamm (941-243-7570); Unit 232: Roger Koehler &
Marlene Wendt (920-204-5133); Unit 423: Thomas & Judy McCoy (502-640-9515 T & 502-
640-4665 J); Unit 210: Gary & Dorothea McConnell (843-639-1463);
LIFE BEYOND TODAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - Anyone who has experienced a loss is
welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The sessions will be 4 consecutive weeks:
Tuesday, February 19, February 26, March 5, and March 12 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in
the Clubhouse Library. If there is a desire to continue the group after the 4 weeks, we can
discuss it at our sessions. Any questions, please feel free to call me: Karen Dierkens 419-
LOST – A silver ring with a blue stone has been lost. If you find it, please call Fran Ingallinara
BAZAAR – The Rec Association and I wish to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who
worked to make this year’s Bazaar a huge success. Our profit was $5,394.78 (sales =
$6,423.37 and expenses - $1,028.59. Excellent food was served for lunch and breakfast.
We appreciate all of your help. Donna Burch
RECREATION MEMBERSHIP DUES – Each household in the park that participates in the
activities provided by the Rec. Assoc. is expected to purchase a $5 membership. If you did
not purchase yours, a member of the Rec. Board will visit you. If you are a renter and your
landlord has not purchased a membership for your unit, you should do so. These
memberships will also be available for purchase at Coffee Hour on Saturday.
THANK YOU – Thank you to all the girls who worked in the kitchen for the bazaar: Sharon,
Marlene, Jan, Wendy, Gloria, Gayle, and Shirley, and Barb and Marnie for their help on
Friday. You did a wonderful job. We had a lot of fun. Dee Davis
Vol V, Issue 2
TREASURER’S REPORT – NORM KURTZ (firstname.lastname@example.org):
We ended 2018 in very good financial shape. Our income was very close to the budgeted
amount, and we kept our expenses well under budget. During 2018 we were able to Install a
new handicap ramp into the club house; plant some new palm trees; install a new Bocci Ball
court; seal the pool area; install four new air conditioners in the club house; and renew the
shuffleboard courts. We will be having a financial review performed this year by an outside
accounting firm. Their report should be ready by our Annual Meeting.
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
PLEASE NOTE: Any payments in the office for maintenance fees must be
accompanied by coupon. If payment is made for more than one month, we must have
a coupon for each month you are paying for. EFFECTIVE NOW!