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OCTOBER 2014                                                                                                VOLUME: X

PUBLISHER: Melainie Davidson: melainiedav@aol.com                                                     CIRCULATION: Volunteers

Riviera Golf Estates Website: www.rivieragolfestates.org

There will be NEWSLETTER DELIVERY in NOVEMBER

NOTE FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

To Our Residents

Just a reminder to homeowners, the Quarterly HOA Assessment is due by November 1st, 2014. Statements are sent out as a courtesy; and should be received by the 15th of the month before they are due. The due dates for the 2015 HOA Assessments are Feb. 1st, May 1st, Aug. 1st, and Nov. 1st. Mark your calendars!

A Board member and Compass Group representative are continuing property inspections. Many residents have trees on their property that need to be trimmed. We are also having an issue with homeowners planting shrubs and allowing them to grow over the 3 foot high limit. If your shrubs exceed the 3 foot limit, please trim to meet the governing guidelines. We are trying to keep our community well maintained. Let’s all work together to keep Riviera Golf Estates a community in which people want to live.

We are in peak hurricane season and have been dealing with strong winds, thunder, lightning and heavy rains. Make sure you have no loose items around your property that may become airborne during a severe storm.

Season is beginning with our snowbirds starting to return. Welcome back, we are happy to see your friendly faces.

Bill Joyce, President

For the Board of Directors

NOTE FROM YOUR "NEW" PUBLISHER

Hi, I’m Melainie Davidson. I have assumed the responsibility of publishing the Monthly Riviera Newsletter. The newsletter can only be a success with your input. As you draft event information, include who, what, where, when, and how much so we can clearly inform to our residents. When you need information included in the newsletter, contact me at melainiedav@aol.com or call 330-8604.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

We have foot traffic in and out of the Clubhouse all day. Nothing is more upsetting, when coming out of the front door, than to have a car speed through the portico inches away from you. PLEASE KEEP YOUR SPEED TO 10 MILES PER HOUR through the parking lot area.

Please DO NOT remove cleaning supplies from the kitchen area of the Clubhouse. If you need items in the Annex, you may buy them and submit the receipt to the office for reimbursement OR ask the Social Director, Ann Wallce (wallaceann0811@comcast.net) to put them on the shopping list.

INFORMATIONAL ALERT

BE AWARE, if you receive any written communication which is intended to appear to be something you should buy, from any company advising you to purchase an insurance policy to cover “Water Service Line Coverage,” please contact Collier County Utilities Services at 239-252-2380.? They said that this is unnecessary coverage.? Check with your own homeowners insurance to be sure any such problem would already be covered by them.

CARING AND SHARING

Riviera Golf Estates accepts used canes, crutches, and wheelchairs. We keep these items for our residents who may need them on a temporary basis. All items need to be wiped down and sanitized BEFORE donating them. We DO NOT accept any appliances that are used for personal intimate care, such as commodes, urinals, bedpans, shower stools, etc. Donated items should be dropped off at the Riviera Office 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Please contact the office to borrow any items.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB)

PLEASE NOTE: ARB requests to be reviewed at the October, 2014 Board Directors meeting should be submitted no later than Wednesday morning, October 22, 2014

It is best to review the covenants and obtain Board approval of your request before you spend the time and expense of a County permit or laying out money for materials or a contractor. If, after reading the ARB requirements listed on the back of the ARB application, you are in doubt about whether or not you need to submit an ARB request, you are urged to submit one. If not necessary, you will be notified promptly.


FLU SHOTS

The Hope Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Clubhouse Friday, October 24, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM to administer annual Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations. These shots are covered by Medicare Part B and Railroad Medicare. For those not covered by Medicare, cash and checks are accepted. Regular Flu: $25; High Dose Flu: $50; Pneumonia: $75. For more info, visit Hope hopencs.org/flu, or call 239-985-7727.

OPERATION REASSURANCE: ATTENTION ALL RIVIERA RESIDENTS

Have you heard of our program? If you live alone & want someone to check-up on you, daily, Operation Reassurance could be just what you need! Our volunteers are dedicated to your safety & the program is in effect 365 days a year. If you want to be a part of our program, or need more information, come to the office or call Susan Larson at 774-2625.

Susan Larson at 774-2625


RESPITE

Respite is a formalized, "good neighbor program."It began in Riviera Golf Estates in November of 1995 and has continued until the present day. To sign up, contact Cathy McGourty, Respite Coordinator at 793-7374. Respite goals are:


NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Please contact Ron Bennett, 248-8282 with any reports or questions regarding Neighborhood Watch in the Riviera Golf Estates Community, or for non-emergencies, call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300, and for EMERGENCIES ONLY, CALL 911.

WIFI IN THE CLUBHOUSE

Please note the WiFi network in the clubhouse has a new name: Cisco 17172. It is still an unsecured network (password not required). THERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BULLETIN BOARDS REGARDING ACCESSING THE WIFI. Please use the tables in the kitchen, or fold back table cloths on the round tables and set your PC on the bare table top. You can always use your PC outside the clubhouse in the pool area. The WiFi in the annex is not operational due to a lightning strike this summer.


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

COMMENTS FROM THE SOCIAL DIRECTOR

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the month of October. It seems like this hot, humid weather has been going on forever. But the calendar doesn’t lie, before we know it all our friends and neighbors will be back and the Holidays will be upon us. So enjoy the last few lazy days at the pool, look forward to cooler mornings, dryer air and lots of social activity with the people we love. To all our friends who’ve already returned - Welcome back! To all of our new residents - Welcome to our community! Come join us at the Clubhouse for our monthly Coffee Hour. It’s an informal setting, and we try to keep an eye out for new faces so that you don’t feel “out of place”.

JUST A REMINDER : For the Holidays, we need a few “Good Men” to help string the outdoor lights this November (shrubs only, no ladders involved). Please sign up at the October Coffee Hour if you can help us. In advance, THANKS for your help!

Ann Wallace - wallaceann0811@comcast.net


OCTOBER COFFEE HOUR

The October Coffee Hour will be held on Saturday October 4th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Coffee and donuts will be served, for a $1.00 donation. Our Coffee Hours are held each month as a way for residents to catch up socially and to purchase tickets for upcoming events. Make checks for all our social events payable to “RGE”. New residents are encouraged to join us in this casual setting, as a way of getting to know your neighbors. Come join us!

OCTOBER DINNER

The October Dinner is Wednesday, October 8, Social hour is from 5 PM - 6 PM, with buffet service to commence at 6:00 PM. Alvino’s will be serving Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana, pasta, and salad with fresh baked rolls and butter. Dessert will be served, BYOB, with entertainment by Jimmy Kelly. Cost for this evening is $14.00 per person. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE COFFEE HOUR, OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE BEFORE THE OCTOBER 6TH DEADLINE. Questions: contact:

June Joyce at 775-7638, or Pam Mullins at 774-4180.

OCTOBER DANCE

Our Traditional Halloween Dance is Saturday, October 25th, 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM, music by Alex Alexandro starts promptly at 7:00 PM. Costumes are optional and welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $7.00 per person, which includes beer and wine. Tables seat up to 10 people. To reserve a table, bring your list of tablemates and total payment to the October Coffee Hour sign-up. Questions: contact Laurie Herod at 455-0176. Assisting her are Dottie DiCarlo and Christine Gansel.

Laurie Herod at 455-0176.

LADIES LUNCHEON

The Ladies' Luncheon is Tuesday, October 21 at the Clubhouse, with guest speaker, Pat DeGroot, from the Collier County Library. Social time begins at 11:30 AM, lunch will be served at 12:00 PM. Jason's Deli will cater their famous Board Room Box Lunch. The fresh deli sandwiches will be served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickle, chips, fresh fruit, and Jason's fresh cookies, coffee or iced tea. Cost for the luncheon is $11.00, per person. Questions: contact

Penny Dauch at 774-1531

RIVIERA MEN'S CLUB

The RGE Men’s Club will meet Tuesday, October 14th, 11:30 AM at the Clubhouse. Our guest speaker will be Bob Murray, former President and Director of the East Naples Civic Association and former member of the Collier County Planning Commission, and a supporter of Riviera Golf Estates.

Please sign up at the October 4th Coffee Hour, as we need time to prepare name tags and get a head count to order food. REMINDER: No name tag - No lunch! If you miss Coffee Hour, contact Dwight Kehoe at 732-1520 by NOON on Saturday, October 11th to get a name tag prepared.

The Men’s Club encourages all male residents of Riviera Golf Estates to become Lifetime members for the onetime fee of $10.00. Then, each month for $5.00, you are entitled to attend the meetings.

2014-2015 RIVIERA DANCE SCHEDULE<

Here's looking forward to another great Riviera Dance Season! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a fun filled year. I have new entertainment scheduled, please note the days of the week the dances are being held.

I need volunteers to organize and create our theme dances for 2015 - 2016. Not to worry, we’ll be there to guide you. NOW is the time to sign up, WHAT DANCE WILL YOU HELP WITH??? Give me a call,

Dance Chair, Gloria Carpenter, 607-760-2314


  CARD GROUPS

INDIVIDUAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board in the Card Room at the Annex. Play begins Mondays, at 12:00 Noon, at the Annex Building. Cost to play is $1.00 each session. If you have any questions, call:

Helen Mavity 793-3204

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

The Riviera Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Friday at 11:45 AM, at the Annex. Play begins at Noon. Anyone who plays contract bridge (or party) can play duplicate bridge and is welcome. The cost is $1.00 to play. Please call for further information.

Phyllis or Larry Larkin 300-9698

MIXED BRIDGE - TUESDAY NIGHT

Mixed Bridge is held on Tuesday Nights, in the Card Room at the Annex. We are playing duplicate bridge - not contract or "party bridge." If you are interested in playing, please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Card Room at the Annex or call me at the number below. You can sign up as couples or as singles. If you are a single, we will do our best to find you a partner. Play starts at 7:00 PM. Cost is $0.50. Questions, contact:

Larry or Phyllis Larkin 300-9698

PINOCHLE

To all Riviera card players, we'd love to have you come join us for an evening of fun playing Pinochle! We play on Thursdays at 7:00 PM, in the Annex. Questions: contact

Susan Larson 774-2625

POKER

Poker is being held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM, in the Annex Building. Anyone interested in playing poker at that time, please contact Jesse Gallante at 682-3296.

Jesse Gallante at 682-3296


  SPORTS

AQUATIC EXERCISERS

Aquatic Exercisers meet MONDAY – SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 10 AM in the pool. Questions: contact

Sue Ickes at 417-9394

BOCCE

Bocce meets every MONDAY and FRIDAY. Come, play bocce and have fun. Questions: contact/p>

Gareth W. Blackwell at 732-1648

BOWLING

Hurray, the 2014-2015 winter bowling season is here. We are a “JUST FOR FUN” non-sanctioned league. This year bowling starts on TUESDAY, November 18. We bowl for 20 weeks at Woodside Lanes on Radio Road starting at 12:45 PM every Tuesday, except December 23 and December 30, 2014. If you are interested in bowling on a team or just want to sub please contact:

Tamara Weiten at 239-331-2939 or 630-291-3276.

GOLF - MEN'S

The Men’s Golf group plays at the Riviera Golf Club every WEDNESDAY, 7:30 AM. Questions: contact

Ron Julian at 417-3603

GOLF - WOMEN'S

The 9 Holers and 18 Holers Women’s Golf Groups play at the Riviera Golf Club, TUESDAY at NOON. Play will resume LATE in October. The sign-up sheet is at the Riviera Golf Club. Questions: contact

Louise Huettel at 404-0180 or Trudy Burns at 963-6553

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball meets TUESDAY,THURSDAY, and FRIDAY from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Come on out, see the game and participate. Questions: contact

Angela Edgerton at 585-721-3299 or Steve Edgerton at 585-305-1044

SHUFFLEBOARD

Shuffleboard meets on TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY at 9:15 AM. Questions or need a lesson to learn the game: contact

Gareth Blackwell at 732-1648

TENNIS - LADIES AND MEN'S

Ladies’ & Men’s Tennis meets on TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY, at 7:30 AM for warm-up, with play at 7:45 AM. Questions:

LADIES: Helen Mavity - 793-3204

MEN'S: Harry Nuzum - 775-4920 or email him at harry@Imuzum.com

YOGA CLASSES

Yoga Classes meet Monday at 7:00 PM, in the Gym Area of the Annex Building. Please bring a mat, a belt, a small pillow, and wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Avoid eating anything at least an hour before the beginning of the class. Questions: contact

Bobby Schweikert at 732-8531


GROUPS

ART GROUP

The Art Group will resume meetings on Monday, October 6th, at 1:00 PM, in the Kitchen Area of the Clubhouse. We welcome new people to our informal and fun sessions using any media you prefer. Questions: contact.

Joyce Francisco, at 793-5301

PAPER CRAFTING - POSTPONED

Barbara Pelak will be returning this year to do paper and card crafting. The classes will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to Noon. Each class costs $10.00 payable to Barbara and can accommodate up to 12 participants. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Clubhouse bulletin board. The Paper Crafting Class has been POSTPONED until January 2015. The new schedule has not yet been determined. Questions: contact

Ann Wallace at wallaceann0811@comcast.net

LIBRARY

It's great to see the books coming and going so frequently. However, because of limited space PLEASE only leave books published after 2005, thanks! Questions: contact

Ginny Kehoe, Librarian

RIVIERA CARE WEAR

Welcome back to all the knitters, crocheters, and yarn angels! The summer rainy afternoons gave plenty of opportunity to work on CareWear items. Baby hats were dropped off, and lap robes were distributed to Barrington Terrace. With cooler weather returning, we're in need of baby booties.

I will be out of town, but during my absence, items can still be dropped off at my home, 770 Charlemagne Blvd. Please call 213-1690 to let Peter, my husband, know that you’re coming. You can always leave items in the screened entryway.

Thank you for participating in the CareWare Project.

Irene Paliulis, Coordinator

RIVIERA GOLF ESTATES COMPUTER CLUB

The Riviera Golf Estates Computer Club (RGECC) will hold its final “Help Each Other” Meeting of 2014 on the 2nd Monday of the month, October 13th, at 3:00 PM, in the Clubhouse. We will answer your computer-related questions. We will be holding only one meeting, per month, through October 2014.

If you are not, yet, a member of the Computer Club and would like to join, you may do so at any meeting or by contacting “The Club,” at webmaster.rgecc@gmail.com. Any resident (full-time, part-time, renter or owner) can be a member; $15.00 for an individual; $20.00 for member and spouse/partner. Come to a meeting and learn something new while you are having fun.

We are still looking for a Secretary for the Computer Club and a Facilitator for the Computer Club Photo SIG. Please consider offering your time and knowledge for this great group of people we call the Riviera Golf Estates Computer Club. Thank you. Questions: contact

Don D. Spanitz, President - dspanitz@hotmail.com


TRAVEL NEWS

If you are interested or want to reserve your trip selections, please contact, Carol Crislip at 775-3668. She will also be available at the September Coffee Hour.

 

DAY TRIPS 2014

DAY TRIPS 2015

CRUISES

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2014 RIVIERA GOLF ESTATES ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Riviera Golf Estates Annual Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday morning, November 19th, 2014, at the Riviera Golf Club. Mark your calendars. The mid-November date should allow more snowbirds to be here to participate.

Last year's SCRAMBLE FORMAT was well received and we will do it again this year. Mixed groups, four men or four ladies groups are welcome. There will be cash prizes for each category, as well as, longest drive and putt and closest to the pin competition.

As usual, golf participants and non-golfers alike will all be welcome at the dinner program that same evening in our Riviera Golf Estates Clubhouse. However, due to a 40% increase in the greens fee and generally higher costs across the board, Golf and Dinner will be $65.00. Dinner only will be $20.00. Make checks payable to “Dwight Kehoe – GOLF.”

Contact Dwight Kehoe (732-1520 or email dwight@vakdwk.com).

INFORMATIONAL MEETING on IDENTITY THEFT

A representative from the Sheriff’s Department will be at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM to speak with residents on the subject of Identity Theft. The meeting is open to all. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

ELECTION DAY - CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

The CLUBHOUSE will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, November 3rd and 4th (Election Day) for the General Election which will be held on Tuesday, November 4th.

PLEASE NOTE: the RGE OFFICE will also be CLOSED on Election Day.

All registered voters who do not choose to vote via absentee ballot or who do not take advantage of "early voting" are eligible to exercise their right to vote on November 4th.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NEW NEIGHBORS

OBITUARIES

NOTE REGARDING ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY LISTS

The Anniversary and Birthday lists need to be updated. If you have knowledge of people who appear on the lists, but are no longer living in Riviera or are deceased, please contact Melainie Davidson at 330-8604 or melainiedav@aol.com .


OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES

Congratulations to all who are celebrating October Anniversaries!


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to all Riviera Residents with birthdays in October



DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER WILL BE OCTOBER 17, 2014. THANK YOU!


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