Revision to the Rules & Regulations
I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT OUR “RUMOR MILL” HAS BEEN ALIVE AND WELL THIS PAST YEAR. UNLESS YOU HAVE THE FACTS, YOU REALLY SHOULD NOT BE CIRCULATING INFORMATION.
The best way to knock a chip off of someone’s shoulder is to pat him on the back.
Revision to the Rules & Regulations
II. PETS AND ANIMALS
1. Animals, except a pet cat as noted below, reptiles and noisy pets are not permitted.
2. A resident may have a pet cat that is strictly homebound and not a nuisance to the park. The pet cat must be registered with the park office and approved in writing by the Board of Directors.
3. Please do not feed or otherwise encourage wild or domestic animals to come into the park.
4. Animal pets of guests, except a pet cat that is strictly homebound and not a nuisance to the park, will not be permitted on the premises overnight.
5. Control and cleanup of animal pets of guests are the responsibility of the resident being visited.
6. If a pet cat has lived on the premises, the homeowner must disclose this fact to a renter or buyer.
THE RULE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS OF OUR APRIL 3 MEETING. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAD A HOMEBOUND CAT PRIOR TO THIS IMPLEMENTATION, TO BE GRANDFATHERED IN, YOU MUST REGISTER THEM AT THE OFFICE. RESIDENTS WHO WISH TO BRING A HOUSEBOUND CAT INTO THE PARK IN THE FUTURE MUST ABIDE BY SOUTH WINDS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE.
A BIG thank-you to all my vote counters at the Annual Meeting, who came early & stayed late.
Mary Ann Bender, Sharon Currie, Judy Damschroder, Keith Damschroder, Mike Joyce, Marge Lothian, George Michel, Audrie Ryan, & Marilyn Smith.
It’s a very important job and you all help to make the process go smoothly & efficiently. I appreciate you all! Carol Bond
The US dines
OHIO DINNER RED LOBSTER 6747 S Tamiami Trail THURSDAY-APRIL 12- 5:30PM SUS ON BB INFO:SHIRLEY JONES- 922-2299
Apr 10, 11:30 @ Miller’s Ale House, (corner of Cattlemen & Bee Ridge) Last one of the season! SUS on bulletin board
ILL-WISC-IOWA LUNCHEOEN ELAINE’S CAFÉ 4000 Cattleman Rd. Friday, April 13-11:30AM Signup sheet on BB Info: the Kidd &Claire 924-1145
INDIANA DINNER RED LOBSTER 6747 S Tamiami Trail TUESDAY, APRIL 10 – 4PM Signup sheet on BB Info: Dave/Bernice White 317-695-7280
PA--WV—MD LUNCHEON J RYANS- On The Grill 3900 Clark Rd. Wed., April 11, 2012, 11:30 am Last luncheon for the season. Signup sheet on Bulletin Board Windy Coulter 927-9816
April 19, 2012
4870 Tamiami Trail
11:30 a.m.Info: Elsie Raunick
Once again thank you for all the help with spaghetti dinner. Without your help it would not be possible.
The artists and crafters put on great displays, which were surely enjoyed by all. A very special thank you to Mary Rapp and her team for doing a super job covering the rec. hall cushions. We had a very interesting season, thanks to the many that participated and put on workshops.
Distribution of funds and articles crafted will be mentioned in next month's breeze.
Your support and encouragement are appreciated.
Sincerely, Pauline Villeneuve
Cloud 9 held their final event of the season on March 12th. Three open air trolley cars left Southwinds for a lovely ride by some of the best tourist attractions of the Sarasota area. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.
Thanks to everyone for their support to Cloud 9 Many thanks to our outgoing president Jean Kyle. May everyone have a great summer, where ever they may be.
THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR PARK
WE ALL KNOW WHAT GREAT JOBS OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR OUR PARK. WITHOUT THEIR HELP WE WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER “TRAILER PARK”. THE MANY FUNCTIONS THAT WE ENJOY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE, SO MAKE SURE TO THANK THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO STEP UP AND WORK FOR YOU. SOMETIMES WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO CRITICIZE DECISIONS THAT THESE PEOPLE MAKE, BUT IF WE ARE NOT WILLING TO STEP UP AND HELP, PLEASE KEEP THESE CRITICISMS TO YOURSELF.
WE’D LIKE TO GIVE A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO SOME VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND.
MOST OF OUR STREETS NEED TO BE EITHER RESURFACED OR SEALED. THIS IS A COSTLY PROJECT. GEORGE MANTON DECIDED THAT HE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS STREET (33-41 SOUTHWINDS DRIVE) AND WITH THE HELP OF HIS NEIGHBORS HAS PUT FILLER/SEALER ON A SECTION OF IT. A TERRIC JOB!!!!!!!! HE WANTS TO FINISH THE STREET AND THE BOARD HAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO DO SO.
GEORGE WANTS TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANKS TO NEIGHBORS DON CONSALVO (#33) AND JIM MINEAULT (#31) FOR THEIR HELP.
WE WANT TO THANK ALL THREE OF THEM FOR A JOB WELL DONE. WE DO APPRECIATE THEIR EFFORTS
THE PICNIC IS OVER AS ARE MOST OF THE SEASONS FESTIVITIES.
WE WANT TO THANK EVERY ONE FOR JOINING THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AT OUR 21 YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
SOON MANY OF US WILL BE HEADING BACK TO OUR NORTHERN ABODES. BUT...... KEEP THE LIGHTS ON FOR WE SHALL RETURN!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AND THE MANY OTHER VOLUNTEERS WHO ASSISTED US. HERE AT SOUTHWINDS WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE MANY WHO ANSWER THE CALL. AND AS THE SAYING GOES "MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK".
LET’S ENJOY OUR PARK!!!!
The turnout for the park picnic was large as usual. It makes some of us wonder why we don’t have more events in this lovely area. So some energetic volunteers have said: Let’s do something and they have!!! Two events are scheduled for the month of April. Come and enjoy!!
Come One, Come All, and enjoy the Picnic Area of the ParkPIZZA PARTY....FRIENDS...... FUN....BYOD (bring your own drinks)April 14... 4:00 O'clockSignup Sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board.....
LET'S ALL MEET IN THE PICNIC AREA
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
APRIL 29TH...... 2:00 O'clock
Signup Sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board
March was a busy time for the Shuffleboard program with the Park Singles Tournament taking up most of the month and the Sara-Bay League completing its season. The Park Singles was won by John Carter with Keith Damschroder finishing in second place. Third place was captured by Walt Smith.
In the Consolation Bracket, Larry Proteau took first place, Bert Andrews took second, and Mimi Manton captured third place.
The Team finished the season in winning style by capturing the last meet with our arch-rival, Vista of Bahia-Vista Estates. The winning margin, however, was not sufficient to overcome the substantial advantage Vista had built over the season, so we finished solidly in second place.
The Annual Turkey Shoot was tried by 46 people and prizes were awarded to the three highest scores and also a booby prize for the low score. If you didn’t try it this year, come out next year for an afternoon of fun.
The Season Celebration and Awards Pizza Party was held at the Annex on Friday, March 30 with over forty in attendance. In addition to the presentation of the awards for competition achievements through the year, the program featured a rehearsal of the Shuffleboard Chorus which has now built a repertoire of three shuffleboard songs. The conclusion was that a few more practices may be in order before we go on tour!
Even though the formal seasonal activities of the Club have been completed, the usual daily mixers will be held at the courts every day except Sunday throughout most of April or as long as there are people interested in playing.
On Sunday, March 25th, South Winds last another of its longtime residents. Stanley Kochan #246, died, after a long illness. He was the last of our “Railroaders”. At one time there was twenty-one of this group in the park.
WE HAVE ONE 90 AND OVER BIRTHDAY IN APRIL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO MEL DEMING.
HERB & MIMI MANTON – 4/2/55 – 57 YEARS
ARMAND & WILMA COSENZA – 4/3/54 – 58 YEARS
MIKE & NORMA JOYCE 4/4/53 – 59 YEARS
4/5/52 – 60 YEARS
BUELL & MAMIE SMITH 4/12/58 – 54 YEARS
DONALD & JANET WALDRON 4/12/53 – 59 YEARS
HOWARD & MARY JOHNSTON 4/28/56 – 56 YEARS
BULLETIN BOARD DESIGNATIONS
The Bulletin boards and some new designations have been made. When you are putting a notice on the boards, please use the correct designated area. These areas are titled. Three people have been assigned the job of keeping the items current. Please do not remove anything that you have not put on the boards. Thank you for your co-operation.
FOOD BANK CONTRIBUTIONS
IT'S GETTING TO BE THAT TIME WHEN MANY OF YOU
ARE STARTING THE PROCESS OF CLOSING FOR THE
SEASON AS YOU HEAD FOR THE NORTH COUNTRY. OUR LOCAL
FOOD BANKS OPERATE ALL YEAR LONG FOR THOSE IN NEED AND THERE ARE STILL MANY NEEDY FOLKS IN OUR AREA.
WE HAVE PLACED A BOX IN THE REC HALL FOR ANY UNOPENED
FOOD STUFFS THAT YOU WON'T BE TAKING WITH YOU. ESPECIALLY ITEMS WHOSE "USE BY DATE" WILL EXPIRE BEFORE YOU RETURN.
WHY NOT DO YOUR GOOD DEED FOR THE DAY BY DROPPING OFF
A COUPLE OF CANS OR BOXES!!!!!!!!!!
April 22 REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE
Everyone experiences episodes of forgetfulness. As we get older or observe older adults, we wonder if it is normal aging or something more sinister. The characteristics of these moments often offer clues.
If a person complains about memory loss and can describe details of the forgetfulness it is probably normal aging. In dementia, the person is unable to describe the event.
If one doesn’t get lost in familiar surroundings but sometimes pauses to remember the way – normal aging. If she gets lost in familiar territory, while walking or driving and takes a long time to return – Alzheimer’s or dementia should be a concern.
Occasional trouble finding the right word should not be worrisome but frequent word finding pauses and substituting descriptions of things are typical of dementia.
If a person has trouble operating common appliances like a dishwasher it’s a warning sign. Also if social skills decline or one has lost interest in social activities; it’s worth noting.
Concerns about memory loss should always be brought to your doctor.EVENT / PICNIC / THANKS / CHRISTMAS
2012 / MICHIGAN / BLUE / YELLOW
2013 / GREEN / ORANGE / PURPLE
2014 / BLUE / YELLOW / PINK
2015 / ORANGE / PURPLE / GREEN
2016 / YELLOW / PINK / BLUE
2017 / PURPLE / GREEN / ORANGE
2018 / PINK / BLUE / YELLOW
BINGO 7PM / TUES
BOARD MTG 9AM / WED
COMPUTER CLUB 10AM / THURS
10:30AM / FRI.
HOMEOWN-ERS COFFEE HOUR 9AM
INDIANA DINNER 5:30PM
7PM / 11
COMPUTER CLUB 10AM
LNCHN 11:30AM / 12
5:30PM / 13
ILL-WISC-IOWA LNCHN 11:30AM / 14
HYMN SING 6:45PM / 16
BINGO 7PM / 17
7PM / 18
COMPUTER CLUB 10AM / 19
11:30AM / 20
BINGO 7PM / 21
COFFEE HOUR 9AM
HYMN SING 6:45PM
BINGO 7PM / 24
7PM / 25
COMPUTER CLUB 10AM / 26
7PM / 27
BINGO 7PM / 28
HYMN SING 6:45PM
ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2PM-PARK / 30
BINGO 7PM / 31
SCRABBLE 7PM / SHUFFLE
1PM / STRETCH CLASS
TUES-THURS 9AM / POOL EXERCISE
TUES THURS 10:30AM