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Terra Ceia Manor Newsletter
JANUARY 2018
(Website: www.tcm-mobile-home-park.com)
Editor:  Calla Gonzalez; Printing:  Donna Burch and Rhonda Ritter

NEWS FROM THE CO-OP BOARD
Next B.O.D. Workshop:  Wednesday, January 10, 9 a.m.
Next B.O.D. Monthly Meeting:  Monday, January 15, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to TCM shareholders only.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – DOUG GEEN: Well, the Christmas and New Year festivities are now
behind us. I hope everyone enjoyed the season and all it had to offer. Terra Ceia will be
getting back to more of a normal schedule now with Park activities becoming busier. Welcome
to all of our residents who will be joining us for the remainder of the season. I look forward to
renewing many friendships. Your Co-op Board has been busy; a fence committee and a
kitchen committee have been struck and will be busy in presenting viable options for
improvements to the Park. Please come and join us at our Workshops/Regular meetings as we
welcome your input.
       
NEWS FROM THE REC. BOARD
Next Meeting:  Monday, January 8, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to
all residents.
                                                             ACTIVITIES
BIBLE STUDY –
will continue to meet at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.  For details contact Anne
MaGaha (941-729-2145).
BID EUCHRE – meets at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, and play begins at 6:30. For more
information, call Nancy Dixon at 941-729-6629.
BINGO – Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m..  Please call Rose Dander
(941-722-5051) for details.  We are hoping to have a better turn-out this year.  Please support
this activity.
BOWLING - will be on Thursdays.  If you can play, please add your name to the signup sheet
by Wednesday.  We will carpool to South Shore Bowling Alley in Apollo Beach.  Plan to be at
the bowling alley by 9:15 a.m.  Practice begins at 9:30 a.m., and games begin at 9:45 a.m.  
Cost will be $8 for 3 games.  For more information contact Dave Quast at 218-316-4602.
BRIDGE – will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Please arrive in time to pay your $1 and get your
table/partner schedule.  If you are new to the park, we would love to have you join us.  Don’t be
intimidated, we are a very accepting group of all different skill levels.  The host for the month of
January is Dave Quast (218-316-4602).  Please contact him if you are interested in
participating or watching.
BUSY BRUSHES ART GROUP - will meet on Monday in the card room.  All are welcome.  If you
are a beginner, we will supply you with paints and paper to get started.  The group meets from
1 to 3 p.m.  Please join us.  Contact Judi Renkenberger (941-721-4690).
CRAFT CLUB - will meet on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the card room beginning.  Come with
crafty ideas and project suggestions! Call Jo Thielen at 941- 776-7566 if you have questions.
DULCIMER GROUP – meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday.  Questions? Call George Deebel (260-
242-2400).
EUCHRE – meets at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday.  For details, please call Elaine Kalbarczyl (517-688-
4835).
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 Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse.  Please join us!  For
questions, call Jo Thielen at 941-776-7566 or Judi Renkenberger at 941-721-4690.
HAND & FOOT - is played on Thursday at 1 p.m. For additional information please contact Jan
Davis at Unit 114 or 941-417-2731.
HORSESHOES – will begin at 9 a.m. on January 8 and will continue every Monday thereafter.  
For more information please contact Bub Jackson at 937-935-9510.
LADIES’ GOLF - Ladies' golf will again be at Terra Ceia Bay Golf course on Fridays around 12:
30.  We usually leave Terra Ceia Manor a little after Noon!  Anyone new to our Park is welcome
to join us.  Just sign up on the sheet in the Clubhouse and indicate if you need a ride or can
drive.  Please call Lynn Searles at 941-721-3245 if you need more information.
MAH JONGG – begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  For information call Gloria Quast (651-
329-2939).
MEN’S GOLF - begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Terra Ceia.  Please arrive by 9:00.  Please call
Dave Renkenberger (941-721-4690) or Jerry Thielen (941-776-7566) if you have questions or
need a ride.  Look for a signup sheet in the Clubhouse.
PINOCHLE – meets at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Please contact Lola Berry (941-981-5537) for
details.
POKER – begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.  For details, contact Ron Thomas at 941-721-9741.
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!  Please consider hosting a coffee hour.  There is a signup sheet in the
Clubhouse and instructions in the kitchen.  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!
SELF-DEFENSE – Bruce Martin is conducting a class on self-defense.  It is currently being held
on Thursdays at 10 a.m.  For more information, call Bruce 1at 941-722-7319.
SHUFFEBOARD - will begin Tuesday, January 2, at 11:00 a.m.  Please bring $3.00 ($2.00 for
picnic & $1.00 for game).  Captains should already be picked.  If you cannot attend, please
notify your team captain for a sub.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - will resume on January 14.  Movies start at 6:30 and will be
announced; watch the bulletin boards for movie titles.   Popcorn and pop for $1.00. Movies will
run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, through March.
WATER AEROBICS – is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting) at 10:30 a.
m.
UPCOMING EVENTS
2017-2018 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.
JANUARY 9-19, 2018 – Royal Princess Cruise.  Don’t miss this cruise to the beautiful
Caribbean.  (Princess Cay, St. Thomas, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua/Barbuda)  
Look for the detailed flier on our travel board.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 – Florida Aquarium, Tampa.  Come and explore the great water
outdoors … indoors at the Florida Aquarium.  Enjoy dive shows, close up animal encounters and
over 30,000 aquatic animals and plants – from sharks to playful otters.  A lunch with choice of
entrée is at the historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 – Cirque Show.  This is a show that is not to be missed!  It is a
story of all stories, the sight of mysteries and where dreams and fantasy sleep side by side.  The
magic and acrobatics of these Cirque performers are beyond amazing!  There are a maximum of
55 seats for this trip.  Deposit early for your seat!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 – Tarpon Springs – Calypso Queen, St. Pete.  Join us for a
scenic luncheon cruise from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs.  A snack of muffins, fruits and coffee
or juice is awaiting your arrival and a tropical buffet lunch is included on board.  After docking at
the historic sponge docks, enjoy some shopping at the charming mix of storefronts and
admission to the Tarpon Springs Aquarium.
SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY, MARCH 19-31 – Charleston, South Carolina.  Watch for detailed
flier with specific itinerary.
              ***Cruise with us to AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND in the fall of 2018 ***

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, - 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
776-7566 or Dave and Judi Renkenberger at 941-721-4690.
MONDAY, JANUARY 8 – 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 our
Park.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 – 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,         JANUARY 11 – THE MONTHLY LADIES’ LUNCHEON will be held at the
Bradenton Yacht Club at noon. Yacht Club opens at 11:30. A signup sheet is posted in the
clubhouse (be sure to make meal choice when signing up). Cost is $15.00, which includes soup,
rolls, entrée, beverage, dessert and tip. Please put your $15.00 in an envelope with your name
and meal choice on it, and give it to one of the hostesses by January 7.  Joyce Everly #470, Pat
Griffis #160, Ginny Dishon #129, or Betty Housefield #223. Any questions call Joyce at 941-723-
9712.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15 – The December BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will begin a 9 a.
m. Only TCM Shareholders may attend.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 - TCM RECREATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING will be held
at 7 p.m.  Election of new officers and presentation of 2018 budget take place.  If you cannot
attend, please leave your proxy with a neighbor.  We must have a quorum to conduct business.
SATURDAY, JANUARAY 27 – ANNUAL BAZAAR.  Please plan to attend the bazaar.  Coffee
and donuts will be served beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m.  
If you still have items to donate, you may bring them to the clubhouse any Saturday after coffee
hour (9:30).  You may also call Donna Burch (989-365-3484) to have items picked up.  Your
neighbor will be coming by to sell you raffle tickets.  Please remember to drop your jewelry off to
Rosemary Donaldson at lot #133.  If you are able to donate a pie for lunch on Saturday, it would
be appreciated.  REMEMBER THE CLUBHOUSE  DOORS WILL BE LOCKED ON FRIDAY.  USE
THE SOUTH DOOR.
Hope you will come and support our major fundraiser of the year to fund activities in the park.  A
HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS.  The Recreation Board

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
All-you-can-eat Shrimp Boi
l will be held on February 2.  Please watch the bulletin boards and
the February Newsletter for details.
Craft Fair 2018 will be held on February 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Set up will be on
February 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  If you are interested in having a craft at the show please call
Rose Dander (941-722-5051) or Lynda Jackson (937-935-9510).
Chicken Barbeque.  The annual chicken barbeque prepared by Bob Mnahoncak and his crew
will be held on February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.
INFORMATION & THANK YOUs
LOVE & PRAYERS
Please remember the following residents in your prayers:  Howard Dishon, Unit 129;
Nathalea Armentrout, Unit 236; Lorraine Haas, Unit 410; Bruce Davis, Unit 440; Arthur
Shapiro, Unit 462.
ANN MCGAHA UNIT 140 – On December 14, Ann underwent surgery for cancer on her
tongue.  She is currently recuperating at home.
NORMA JOHNSON, UNIT 234 (FORMERLY) – Our sincere sympathy to family and friends of
Norma on her passing during the Christmas season.
TOM HANKET, UNIT 317 – After suffering chest pains, Tom was admitted to the hospital on
December 26.  He underwent a heart catheterization on the 27th and was released on the
28th.  He is recuperating at home.
NEWS FROM RHONDA RITTER AT THE TCM OFFICE
Phone: 941-722-8249 / FAX 941-722-9095
e-mail: terraceia@verizon.net
I want to thank the Board for my Christmas bonus and also the Recreation Board for the
bonus they also gave me.  Everyone has been so very good to Dave and I and we want to
thank each and every one for their kindness throughout the 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:
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PARK DIRECTORY:  Unit 231,James & Debra Kidder, 567-303-9957
WANTED – Please throw your poinsettia our way (Garden Club) - not in the trash.  We will try
again to get some started.  Call Jo Thielen (776-7566) or Judi Renkenberger (721-4690,)
and we will pick it up.
BRIDGE LESSONS – Have you always wanted to play Bridge, or do you need a refresher
course?  We have an accomplished Bridge player/teacher willing to begin lessons after the
first of the year.  There will be a
signup sheet in the Clubhouse for anyone who is interested.
Vol IV, Issue 1
January 2018, Newsletter