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THE ACORN 

APRIL, 2017

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

It's hard to believe the season is coming to an end. To those that are leaving, safe travels home.  This has been a great year and we hope everyone has had fun. Remember to laugh and love everyone, you never know what greets you around the corner.  We have had a great year, have a safe trip home and a safe trip back next season.  Thanks-----Barb Dill. ---Board President.

MANAGER’S REPORT

I’d like to thank everyone for a great season, and wish everyone safe travels to those who are returning home.  I hope everyone has a great Summer. ----Ron Zobel---Park Manager.

MICHIGAN, OHIO, WISCONSIN STATE NIGHT

There will be an Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan dinner next March.  We are asking folks from these states to bring items that can be used in raffle baskets.  Also think about donating services or items from your business if possible.  Some ideas for next year are a sunset cruise pontoon boat ride, an Oscar fishing trip in the canals by the everglades.  Many people don’t get an opportunity to do these activities so these gifts could be very exciting.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  So far, the representatives from these states are: Arlene and Gloria Pitsch, Eileen Gedert, Beth Boyd, Carol Seiser and her sisters Priscilla and Susan. ------Eileen Gedert.

CARPORT SALES CANCELLED

 

There will no longer be any carport sales in Ancient Oaks due to fact that some people can’t follow the simple rules regarding the set up and take down days and times.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE BALL

 

This night’s entertainment will start at 8:00pm featuring the SOPHISCATS BAND.  Costumes will be required for 1 hour.  Show your inner persona, who you really are.  A king, a queen, a belly dancer or just wear a mask and be anonymous for a fantasy fun night.  Come, have fun, dance and be someone else.  Questions contact Sandra or Dave Hallock at 716-397-7209.

 

QUEEN OF THE COURTS SHUFFLEBOARD RESULTS

 

Lucie Raymond won the 20th annual Queen of the Courts shuffle board tournament.  Lucie defeated Nancy Aseere after a first-ever 4-person playoff.  Also in the playoff was Elaine Thivierge and Darlene Butts.

 

BATTLE OF THE SEXES SHUFFLEBOARD RESULTS

It was an all Butts finals in the battle of the sexes shuffle board tournament when Al defeated his wife Darlene in a best 2 out of 3 games playoff.   Arlene Pitsch was second in the women’s division in a 4-way playoff.  Bob Gaul was second in the men’s division. 

 

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

Ancient Oaks Presents Amateur Night at the Apollo.  This was formally called Fun Night.

  Next seasons theme will be 1950’s & 1960’s music.   What is needed is actors, comedians,

singers, dancers, musicians, entertainers of any kind.  This show is scheduled for February

24th, 2018  -----------------Any question contact Sandra Hallock at 716-397-7209

FUN BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT

Ancient Oaks final Fun Bass Fishing Tournament for 2017 was held on March 8th. Everyone had a great time. Congratulations go out to our winners....1st Place Jim Barb & Skip Snyder, 2nd Place A.C. & Carol Short,

3rd Place. Bob Gibson & Dion White, 4th Place.  Frank Stillrich & Jim Huffman.  Thank you so much for making this event so successful and fun. We thank everyone for their support by coming down and watching the weigh in. Special thanks to everyone who helped with the hot dogs!  Come and join us next year for our FUN BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT.  The first one will be December 13th, 2017   ----Jim Butler and Dan Powell.

 

ART & ARTISAN SHOW THANK YOU

The Art & Artisan show that took place in March was a huge success.  We hope that everyone that attended, enjoyed themselves.  Next year’s show will be scheduled for Sunday March 4th 2018. ------- Karen Williams.

                                                 BLOODMOBILE

We had 26 great, caring folks of Ancient Oaks go through the bloodmobile on March 16th.  19 were able to give, potentially saving 57 lives.  One Blood asked me to convey their heartfelt thanks.  They were hoping to get 16 units so we really exceeded their expectations.  Thanks,—Jol Creech.

                                        50th ANNIVERSARY THANK YOU

We would like to thank all of the couples who attended the 50th Anniversary dinner.  We served 93 couples who were served a hot chicken dinner.  All of this would not be possible without you, the attendees, the S.A.C. and all the tireless volunteers who made this dinner possible.  Thank you all so much----Marlene Kreiger and    Vicki Oliver.

 

GOLF CART PARADE REMINDER

I know it’s early but this is for the people who may head North early.  Don’t forget your decorations for this year’s golf cart parade on December 24th 2017.  Start planning your decorations now. —any questions contact Ginette Charlebois on Face Book.       

LADIES LUNCH

30 ladies enjoyed a very delicious lunch at Norris's, Famous Place for Ribs in Port St. Lucie on March 22.  Shopping was good too!  Please watch for the signup sheet in the clubhouse after the 1st of April about where we will go on April 19th. 

 

HAND AND FOOT

If anyone is interested in playing hand and foot this summer contact Diana Sousa at 401-474-6162 or sign the signup sheet in the Clubhouse

LINE DANCE CLASS THANK YOU

To our Ancient Oaks line dancing group, oh my gosh, am I blessed beyond measure!  Thank you so very much for your generous gift and your kind words.  This season has been a blast!  More fun than I could have imagined, thanks to all of you.  It's been a joy to see your progress.  For those of you who leave for the summer, I'll see you next season.  For those of you who won't be back, please know that I hold you in my heart.  For those of you who are here year round, remember that we meet all summer.  

Special thanks to Vicki Green and Joyce Mong for your help and support, and to Barb Howard and Christine for your help with the music.   For those of you that are thinking of joining us but think you're not good enough, please do so.  All skill levels are welcome, both on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We have a bunch of fun! 

 Please keep Maudene Powell in your thoughts and prayers.  

PS, classes will continue throughout the summer.  From now through the end of April, we will meet Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Thursdays at 1:00 PM.  Starting in May and through the end of October, we will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM.  Again, thank you and ROCK ON!---Wendy Powell

 

KENTUCKY NIGHT THANK YOU

I would like to thank everyone who helped with Kentucky night.  -----Maudene Powell.

S.A.C. REPORT

Next season the S.A.C. as a trial is going to try extending the time for breakfast from 7:15 to 9:00am just for the month of January.  If we see a sizeable change in attendance with the later time we will discuss keeping the later time.

Well folks it’s that time of the year when some of us must spread our snowbird wings and go back to our Northern homes.  We would like to THANK all the people who have participated in our activities this year and a great big THANK YOU to all the volunteers without whom, many of the activities would not happen.  A special THANKS to Phyllis and Carolyn for selling tickets every Tuesday and Thursday.                                                     We are looking forward to next season.  We have three out of the park entertainers booked for next season.  We are going to try something different with a TRIVIA night, this should be fun.  There will be a prize for the team that wins the Frisbee toss at the Oldlympics.  Don’t forget to practice tossing a Frisbee this summer.   Safe travels to all and we hope to see you all next season.  I shared this on face book so I will share it with all of you.  May your summer be filled with good thoughts, kind people, and happy moments 

Here are a few of the expenditures from April 1st 2016 to March 31, 2017. #1 $1,400.00 for stripping & waxing the Clubhouse floors.  #2 $200.00 Stove & range hood cleaning.  #3 $351.49 A/O Web site fee.  #4 $193.52 ink supplies, paper for posters, the Acorn and the Treasurers reports.  #5 $1,212.61 Shuffleboard, Horseshoes & playing cards supplies.  #6 $625.33 for the 50th Anniversary dinner party.  #7 555.44 for 6 white banquet tables.  #8 $55.31 fishing competition supplies.  #9 $161.78 Christmas luminaries.  #10 $5,800.00 for new pavers in front of the clubhouse.  #11 $100.00 Photo directory.  #12 54.56 Golf Cart parade #13 $310.44 Pickleball & Petanque supplies #14 Sysco $8,035.72 Walmart $1,780.63 for a Total of $20,686.83.   Love to all      ---------------Marlene Kreiger------S.A.C. President. & the entire S.A.C. board.


A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

As this is the last Acorn for this Winter season I hope everyone enjoyed this year’s Acorns and Calendars.   The next Acorn won’t be published until November of 2017 and the first calendar will be published in December 2017.  Continue to check the Ancient Oaks Web site for next seasons calendars.   If you would like something in the Acorn that pertains to our Park, you can E Mail it to me at ( ddurinic@yahoo.com ).

 

 

 

 

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THE ACORN

 

MARCH, 2017

 

MANAGER’S REPORT

I would like to ask all property owners that will be paying their second maintenance payment for this year by April 1st,2017 to please use separate checks for their maintenance which is $408.00 and a separate check for their assessment which is $325.00.  This assessment is also due by April 1st 2017.  I would also ask that when you pay for your storage site and your boat dockage to please use a separate check for each different payment.  This is for bookkeeping purposes. -----Thank You all-------Ron Zobel----Park Manager.

                    

                     MICHIGAN, OHIO, WISCONSIN STATE NIGHT 

 Hope you plan to join us Saturday, March 4 for the “MOW” states night dinner.  Many of you have generously donated items to our raffle baskets and/or volunteered to help work the event. Thank you to all, because without you and your continued support this would not be possible. We look forward to a fun night with friends. ---The M.O.W. Committee.

ART & ARTISAN SHOW & SALE

This event will take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday March 12th.  Doors open to the public at 1:00pm.  There will be a raffle & a 50-50 drawing at 3:30pm.  Plan to spend an enjoyable afternoon with us.  Sign up forms will be posted in the Clubhouse three weeks prior to the show.  All resident artists are invited to take part.  Artist’s full name, address and phone number must be included.  You may sign up for a small table (card table size) or a large 8 ft. table.  If you need extra space call Karen to see if there will be any extra tables available.  All venders may enter up to two items for raffles.  All items on display have to be created by the artist showing them.  There will be music by Ted Lucas on his keyboard.  Any questions contact Karen Williams at 217-691-0504.

BIBLE STUDY PICNIC

The Bible Study picnic will be held on Saturday March 11th, at 11:00am at the Clubhouse.

MARCH 12th DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

Don’t forget to put your clocks ahead 1 hour.

 

SNOW BIRD FAREWELL

Snowbird Farewell hosted by the Ancient Oaks line dancing class will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Come and dance a little.  All are welcome, admission is free, finger foods will be provided.  Bring your own beverage.  Wendy Powell  863-226-2434

SAINT PATRICK’S DINNER

The Saint Patrick’s Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner will be held on Wednesday March 15th at 4:30pm in the Clubhouse.  Tickets will go on sale Thursday March 2nd. 

POT LUCK DINNER

The pot luck dinner will be on Thursday March 16th, at 5:30pm at the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Meet some of your neighbors here in Ancient Oaks.

SAINT PATRICK’S DANCE

The Saint Patrick’s dance will be held on Saturday March 18th at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse.  We will be entertained by Jim Clark.  Check the Clubhouse for ticket sales.

 CARPORT SALE

The last carport sale of the season will take place on Saturday March 18th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.  Remember the rules on the start and finish times.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The farewell Ice Cream Social will take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday March 19th at 2:00pm.  Don’t come late, there will be music and dancing with Ted Lucas.

GOLF BANQUET

The golf banquet will take place on Saturday March 25th at 5:30pm in the Clubhouse.

LADIES LUNCH

We had 52 ladies enjoy lunch @ Cowpokes’ Watering Hole in Sebring.  Next month we will go to Norris' Famous Place for Ribs in St. Lucie.  By request, our lunch date has changed for March only.  It will be on March 22nd.   I'll get the signup sheet posted in the clubhouse after the 1st of the month. ------Jol Creech

TEXAS HOLD’EM

There will be two Texas Hold’em tournaments in March.  The first one is Thursday March 9th & the second is Thursday March 23rd.  They start at 6:00pm so please be on time.

 

BLOODMOBILE

The platelet blood mobile made its 1st appearance in the park in Feb.  We had 13 folks make reservations.  Of that, they collected 6 units.  This is want they had hoped for, which is great.  Many of us ladies found out we couldn't donate platelets or plasma.  The One blood bloodmobile will be in the park on March 16th from 10:30 to 3:30. Please give the gift of life!  Your whole blood may save 3 lives!  Thanks -----Jol Creech

FUN BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT

 

Ancient Oaks 3rd FUN BASS Fishing Tournament was held on February 15th and everyone had a great time. Congratulations go out to our winners, 1st Place & Big Fish.. AC & Carol Short ! 2nd Place.. Dan Powell and Donnie Naylor! 3rd Place.. Jim Tiller & Henry Dill! 4th Place.. Jim Barb & Skip Snyder ! 5th Place.. Frank Stillrich & Jim Hoffman 6th Place.. Joe Shea & Mike Reed! 7th Place.. Bob Gibson & Doc Miller! 8th Place,  Brenda Burleson & Jim Wiseman.  Come and join us for our next FUN day March 8, 2017 at 8:00am, Signup sheet in club house or call Jim Butler 561-818-7866. ------ Jim Butler and Dan Powell!

 

NIGHT WALKERS

Anyone who is walking in the park at night would you please make sure you carry lights of some kind.  Many times the bicyclists cannot see you until  it is almost too late.  If your walking your dog with a long retractable leash please keep the dog near you not on the other side of the street. Thank you very much.

THANK YOU’S

I would like to thank all the volunteers and participants who helped and competed in the Oldlympics.  A fun time was had by everyone.  Next year there will be a special prize for the winner of the Frisbee toss through the hula hoop.  --------Marlene Kreiger----S.A.C. President.

I would also like to thank all the ladies who helped me put together the fashion show and luncheon. ---Marlene Kreiger----S.A.C. President.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (S.A.C.) REPORT

Anyone requesting dates to have their functions in the Clubhouse for next year, whether it be a show or a state night, please get your requests, in writing to the Social Committee as soon as possible.  If we don’t receive your request you may not get the date you want.

There have been some questions regarding the sale of tickets in the Clubhouse.  For State night dinner ticket sales, on the first day of ticket sales only TWO TICKETS PER HOUSEHOLD to permanent state residents. On the second day of state ticket sales they are open to all.  There is a maximum of 6 TICKETS SOLD to any one person for any event.  ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.  Tickets go on sale 4 ticket sale days before the event date.  Ticket sale dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am TO 11:00am.  These rules were drawn up by the S.A.C. in an attempt to make it as fair as possible for everyone in the Park to get a chance at getting tickets for the event they would like to attend. 

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