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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: November 14, 9 a.m.
Next B.O.D. Monthly Meeting: November 19, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to TCM shareholders only.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – DOUG GEEN:
A warm hello from your Co-op Board. Welcome to the many snowbirds who are arriving at
Terra Ceia for what should be another great season. The numerous Park activities will be
starting up soon and with greater attendance - a fun time to be a part of Terra Ceia.
There will be a November Workshop and Board meeting and I look forward to seeing many of
|NEWS FROM THE REC. BOARD
Next Meeting: Monday, November 12, 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. For more
information, call Nancy Dixon at 941-729-6629.
BINGO – BINGO IS BACK, on November 5th, doors open at 5:30 p.m., and we start playing at
6:30 p.m. Please come and support TCM Bingo. I still need people to volunteer to set up the
tables and on the cleaning week, put up the chairs. I want to thank all of the people who
volunteered the help with our bingo. I’ve emailed a schedule to everyone who had an email
address and will pass the schedule out to whoever did not get one, please let me know.
Rosemary Donaldson 717-422-2897
BOCCE BALL – There will be a meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. to
determine day and hour and to choose teams and captains. Please continue to sign up to
play. Announcements will be made at coffee hour and on the bulletin board. In the meantime,
we will practice on Monday at 6:00 p.m. For details, please call Gayle Fleury at 941-773-5456.
BOWLING – will begin on December 13. A sign-up sheet will be posted late this month or
BRIDGE – will begin on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive in time to pay
your $1 and get your table/partner schedule.
CRAFT CLUB - will meet on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. in the card room beginning November
2. Come with crafty ideas and project suggestions! Call Jo Thielen at 941- 776-7566 if you
DULCIMER GROUP – has been moved to Thursday 1 to 3 p.m. Call George Deebel (260-
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 - The Terra Ceia Garden Club has resumed activities for the 2018-19
season. Come join us for some fun in the sun! We meet each 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
HAND & FOOT - is played on Thursday at 1 p.m. 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. Contacts are Jo Thielen at
941-776-7566 or Judi Renkenberger at 941-721-4690 until I get there the end of October. At
that time you may call Lynn Searles at 721-3245 if you have questions or need information.
MAH JONGG – Periodic games will be played until Gloria Quast returns, at which time we will
have a regular schedule. In the meantime, if you are interested in playing, please contact
Joyce Everly at 740-251-8228 or Nancy Amato at 607-227-0501.
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! 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!
SOCIAL HOUR – is every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a treat to share, your own drink,
and table service. The first meeting of this month will be salad. 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
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 – The first LADIES LUNCHEON of the season will be held at the
Golden Corral on Cortez Road at 5525 Cortez Road. The cost will be $10.16 +tip per person
and will begin at 12 noon. A signup sheet is posted in the Clubhouse. If you have questions,
please contact Bev Scandrol (941-729-8139).
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 – The November 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, NOVEMBER 14 – The November 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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - MBSG AUCTION : The annual Make-It, Bake-It, Sew-It, Grow-It
Auction will be held at the clubhouse. The doors will open at 12 noon for your donations to
be dropped off. A cookies and punch reception will be held from 1:00 till 2:00 p.m., at which
time you may view the items that will be up for auction and place bids on items in the silent
auction. The live auction will start at 2 p.m. If you have nothing to donate, we do accept
monetary donations as well. Come to the auction and spend the day with friends and bidding
on something special you may see at the auction. There will be a signup sheet in the
Clubhouse for donations of cookies for the reception. We appreciate all of your donations
each year and hope you will help us to make this another successful year. . Please note: We
will not accept store-bought items that have been in your possession for a period of time.
These items should be donated to the Rummage Sale in January. For more information or if
you would like to volunteer, please contact Joyce Everly at 941-723-9712 or Calla Gonzalez
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – The November BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will begin a
9 a.m. Only TCM Shareholders may attend.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 – Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:00 p.m. Get more information during
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The annual rummage sale 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 Dave
Ritter for entry to the laundry room. Please mark items for easy setup. For more information,
call Donna Burch at 989-365-3484.
Annual Lasagna Dinner – Tickets for the Lasagna dinner on December 1st will go on sale
immediately following the board meeting on November 12th. Price is $9.00. Buy early as they
sell out quickly! Contact any Rec. board member for later purchases.
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: Bernie Reihl, Unit 130; Joyce
Frank, Unit 433.
JOHN REIHL, UNIT 130 – lost his long and courageous battle with cancer on October 7. We
express our sincere condolences to Bernie and her family.
BEVERLY WAGGONER, UNIT 469 – underwent a knee replacement, at which time she
developed AFib. She is now recuperating at home.
|NEWS FROM RHONDA RITTER AT THE TCM OFFICE
Phone: 941-722-8249 / FAX 941-722-9095
Welcome back! Hope your summer was happy and healthy. Now that you are back, please
look your homes over to see if power washing or weeding is needed. We have had a rainy,
hot summer, and the weeds and mold have really grown. Contact the office if you need
names of people who provide this service. Thank you,
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 following changes have been made during the summer: Unit 137,
James & Melody Dudgeon,918-317-1922; Unit 237, Marvin Fisher & Diane Gowarty, 941-447-
2303; Unit 327, Roy Harmon, 317-294-1468; Unit 368, Joh & Gayle Kleck, 313-316-9743;
Unit 469, George & Beverly Waggoner, 727-455-6721.
RECREATION BOARD NEWS - A "warm" welcome back to our returning "snowbirds"! We're ;
looking forward to many fun activities for the '18-'19 season, both old and new! Our summer
residents have enthusiastically introduced some new activities this summer, and we plan to
continue them. They include bocce ball, a "Social Hour" on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., (bring
your own drink and a food item to share) and an exercise class in the card room Monday thru
Thursday. Check the bulletin board for details and sign up!
CRAFT SHOW - If you want the Craft Show to continue, I need volunteers. I will be happy to
assist in any way I can, but I cannot put the Show on by myself. If we do not get any
volunteers, there will be no Craft Show.
Please contact me at email@example.com or call me at 717-422-2897. Rosemary
ATTENTION RESIDENTS - Please remember that our streets are two-way not one-way
roads. If you need to stop in the roadway, please pull to the right so that other vehicles may
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
FREE – Do you or someone you know need an upholstered lift chair? Please contact the
office or call Bernie Reihl at 610-574-0253.
CAROL ARBOUR (formerly of Unit #339) – has moved to assisted living. Her new address
is Delta Retirement Center 201 Mall Dr., South, Lansing MI 48917 (517-342-4051).
THANK YOU – A huge “thank you” to Kathy and Don Furnace for donating and erecting a
beautiful Bocce scoreboard!
SODA CAN TOPS – Palmview School is collecting soda can tops. Please leave them in the
jar in the clubhouse.
Vol IV, Issue 11
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
TREASURER’S REPORT – NORM KURTZ:
Our financial and cash positions remain good. We are and have been on or favorable to
the budget all year. The 2019 proposed annual budget is being worked on and will be
presented at an upcoming Board Meeting. Please look for it in an upcoming mailing.
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.