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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: January 16, 9 a.m.
Next B.O.D. Monthly Meeting: January 21, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to TCM shareholders only.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – DOUG GEEN:
The new year shows our Terra Ceia Manor becoming busier as many arrive for the first time
while others return from a Christmas spent with family away from the Park. I hope everyone
had a safe and uneventful trip to get here. The Co-op Board was pleased to host the recent
Christmas dinner at the Clubhouse. While I was unable to attend, I know it was well attended
and delicious. I would like to sincerely thank the organizing committee for their efforts. We
have had some crazy weather recently, but the Park remains in good condition and there has
been little to no damage due to an excess of rain and wind.
On behalf of the Co-op Board of Directors, I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2019..
Please note, due to the breakfast occurring at 8-9:30 a.m. on January 16, the
Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. that same day.
|NEWS FROM THE REC. BOARD
Next Meeting: Monday, January 14, 9 a.m.
Meetings are open to all residents.
REC. BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT – JUDI RENKENBERGER:
The annual meeting of the Recreation Assn. will be held on Wednesday., January 23 at 7:00 p.
There will be an election to fill one open position on the board. If you would like to run for this
3-year term, please notify one of the current board members. Annual memberships will be on
sale prior to the meeting. The membership dues are $5.00. If you cannot attend, please
leave your proxy with a neighbor or board member.
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 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 January is Julia Nauman (941-729-7453).
Bridge lessons will begin this month at the home of Betty Hughes (Country Lakes).
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 – will again be accepting poinsettias. Please leave them at Judi
Renkenberger's or Jo Thielen's home. The garden club meets on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the
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 begin on Monday, January 7 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 – will be 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 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..
SHUFFLEBOARD – Will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8. For more information,
contact Mike Bernard at 941-729-5413.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - will start on January 13 at 6:30 p.m. with the movie
"LION" . The second movie, on January 27, will be "Smokey and the Bandit" (if available)
in homage to Burt Reynolds, who passed away in 2018. The movies are free, and popcorn
and pop cost $1.00. Watch for the posters in the Rec. Hall in case there are any changes.
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.
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. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
APRIL 11-22 – EUROPEAN DANUBE RIVER CRUISE. Ask for a detailed flyer
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 - 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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 - The Monthly LADIES’ LUNCHEON will be held at the Terra Ceia
Clubhouse at 12:30 pm. The lunch will be catered by Olive Garden Restaurant at a cost of
$8.00 all included. Money is due by January 5th. Submit to Sandy Hunter 765-760-5330 or
Beverly Scandrol 941-729-8139. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 – The January 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, JANUARY 16 – The January WORKSHOP FOR THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS will begin at 10 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.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 – 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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21 – The January BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will begin a 9 a.
m. Only TCM Shareholders may attend.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 – The annual BAZAAR will begin at 8 a.m. See the article below
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: February 9th 2019 we will host the third annual Arts and Craft
Fair. We open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 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 5 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 941 723-7208
Annual Chicken Barbeque will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets
will be available from Rec. Board members closer to the date.
Please remember the following resident in your prayers: Pat Griffis, Unit 155;Joyce
Frank, Unit 433 and Bob Waggoner, Unit 469.
PAT GRIFFIS, UNIT 160 – underwent a 4-hour back surgery on December 8. She is now
home to recuperate and eventually start re-hab.
ANNIE GRUBBS, UNIT 224 – fell on December 22, injuring her head. She has undergone
surgery and is still having problems maintaining consciousness.
ROBERTA POLSGROVE, FORMERLY OF UNIT 233 – passed away on December 16. Our
sincere sympathy is extended to her family.
ROBERT SMITH, UNIT 326 – We express our condolences to the family of Robert who
passed away on November 15.
GARY PROOS, UNIT 330 – has been having a series of tests to determine the cause of low
platelets and low hemoglobin. After many tests, he has been told he has bone marrow
cancer. He will have a meeting on January 22 to lay out a plan of treatment and to determine
the exact kind of cancer they are dealing with.
HARLEY LEWIS, UNIT 358 – went into the hospital in late November for a kidney stone
procedure. Because of some complications, a stent was inserted. Further issues arose
causing him to have a heart catheterization and a stent in his heart. He is recuperating at
JEANNE FREEMAN, UNIT 366 – had a hip replacement on December 12. After spending a
night in the hospital, she returned home to recuperate and start re-hab.
CAROL HAWKINS, UNIT 454 – after having a rough day on Christmas, Carol was taken to
the hospital December 26. She is still in the hospital with little improvement.
|NEWS FROM RHONDA RITTER AT THE TCM OFFICE
Phone: 941-722-8249 / FAX 941-722-9095
I just want to thank the BOD for my Christmas Bonus and also the Rec. Board for the
Christmas Bonus. They are greatly appreciated. I want to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy
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.
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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 GOLF CART DRIVERS - Please do not park your golf carts in front of the
shuffleboard court. There are designated parking spots on the side of the court and next to
the garage door.
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
ATTENTION: Cleaning supplies have been taken from the storeroom and the ladies’
restroom. Please do not take anything that is not yours!
BAZAAR – The sign-up sheet for volunteers is posted in the clubhouse. Please help if you
can. We would appreciate it if you would donate a pie to be served at lunch on Saturday.
We have three residents who have volunteered to store items on the lanais. They are Nancy
Dixon, Trudy Lahay and Beulah Logel. If you can keep your items until Thursday, January
25, we can pick them up. Donna Burch
Vol V, Issue 1
TREASURER’S REPORT – NORM KURTZ (firstname.lastname@example.org):
We are on track to end the year in good shape. We have been able to meet our income
goal and to keep our expenses well within budget. Our 2019 Budget was passed at the last
BOD/Budget Meeting and I want to thank all who attended for their support.
I am looking forward to a great 2019 and wish you all a very happy and prosperous New
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.