DECEMBER 2013 VOLUME: XII
PUBLISHER: Pat Spanitz email@example.com CIRCULATION: Volunteers
Riviera Golf Estates Website: www.rivieragolfestates.org
The Riviera Office will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday and on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, in observance of New Year’s Day.
To avoid interruption of Christmas week, the December Board of Director’s Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, at 1:30 PM.
NOTES TO THE RESIDENTS
All residents should adhere to the 25 MPH speed limit within all roads of the community. Also, the speed limit within the Clubhouse/Annex parking lot is 10 MPH. Kindly adhere to this especially when driving by the Clubhouse Entrance.
We still have residents entering the parking lot at the wrong end. The entrance is at the left side facing the Clubhouse, and the EXIT is next to the Annex.
The Board is still looking for a qualified candidate for the HOA Treasurer’s position.
ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION INFORMATION FOR 2014
Anyone interested in running for the Board of Directors must submit a Board of Directors Candidate Form and/or resume' to the office, no later than Monday, January 13th, 2014, in order to be included on the ballot at the mailing for voting. There will be two (2) openings for the Board of Directors, this coming year. Nominations from the floor are also allowed at the Annual Meeting.
Candidates Night will be held, Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at our Clubhouse. The evening is set aside to allow residents to ask our candidates questions of concern in order to make an educated decision when voting.
Our Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse. Compass Group, our management company, will mail each resident all necessary information (ballot, proxy, etc.) pertaining to the Annual Meeting.
Bill Joyce, President
For the Board of Directors
It is getting to be that time again, when the community will light up on Christmas Eve. For those of you that are new to our community, luminaries are put out in front of your home and lit at dusk, on Christmas Eve. Luminaries are made by putting sand (for weight) in the bottom of a lunch size, paper bag or plastic milk container. Cut a hole in the back of the plastic container for ventilation to keep the light burning. Place a votive candle or tea light inside the bag or container. Wait until you see how beautiful our community looks, when these are all lit, as you tour the community to see the Christmas Decorations.
Candles and bags will be on sale, for ten cents each, starting the Monday after Thanksgiving at the Riviera Office.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB)
PLEASE NOTE:PLEASE NOTE: ARB requests to be reviewed at the December 17th, 2013, Board of Directors Meeting, should be submitted, no later than, Wednesday morning, December 11th, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: Any work being done to your property or residence, in response to the letters that were recently mailed, regarding your home's appearance, do NOT require an ARB Request.
In 2013, Collier County made the permitting requirements more strict and in many instances a FEMA Elevation Survey will also be required. Therefore, 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.
With regard to the Cross-Connection Control Devices , by law you may NOT paint it purple or red. The device may NOT be covered in any way. In addition, RGE regulations do not permit a fence of any type or height around these devices. Please note the County's requirements for landscaping around the device: “You may put plants around to help camouflage these devices but the Ordinance requires a minimum of 3 feet from the device and on three sides only.”
ATTENTION ALL RIVIERA RESIDENTS
Our Riviera Golf Estates Community has a daily safety check service in place for you, called “Operation Reassurance.” Every morning before 9:00 AM, call 775-9976 and leave a simple message on our answering machine, indicating who you are and that you are OK. If you fail to call in, a volunteer will call you. If they cannot reach you, they will try to locate you through your neighbors or friends. If we still do not find you, we will ask a family member or the police to go to your home and gain access, so that we can check on your welfare. Of course, if you will be away for even one day, please notify us so that we will not be looking for you. Operation Reassurance is in effect 365 days a year. Our volunteers are dedicated and work hard to keep you safe. This service could SAVE YOUR LIFE and it is FREE!! If you want to join our program, please come to the office and sign up or for more information call:
Susan Larson at 774-2625
Respite is a formalized, good neighbor program which began in Riviera Golf Estates in November of 1995. It has continued until the present day. We have been in existence for nearly eighteen (18) years. Our goals are to:
We are under RSVP, a federally funded, volunteer program, so that insurance is provided, if there is an accident, which is not covered by our own insurance, i.e., the person you are taking to the doctor, steps out of your car and then falls. RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) will cover this. We have been accident free for 18 years.
We had approximately forty (40) volunteers, in the beginning and because of attrition, due to many factors, we now have only eighteen (18) registered volunteers. We need more volunteers. Thank you to all of our present and past volunteers. You have truly helped your neighbors. Of course, a resident may ask any neighbor for assistance, but sometimes it works out better to call me, Cathy McGourty, and if I cannot help, then ask a neighbor. This is especially true if it is a long term commitment.
This has been a very helpful program, in the past. Over twelve thousand (12,000) hours have been given to the Respite Program, helping neighbors through this program. Hopefully, it will be just as helpful in the future. Once again, we need more volunteers. Please call me, if you have any questions about volunteering or if you need assistance.
Cathy McGourty, Respite Coordinator, 793-7374
TO THOSE WHO USE WIFI IN THE CLUBHOUSE
While all residents and their guests are entitled to use their laptop PCs to access the internet using the WiFi in the Clubhouse, it appears that the HEAT generated by the laptop is leaving singe marks on the plastic table cloths on the round tables. To alleviate this situation, it is suggested that you consider one of the following alternatives: In the Clubhouse, either use the tables in the kitchen, or NEATLY fold back the table cloths on the round table and set your PC on the bare table top. Of course, you can always use your PC outside the Clubhouse, in the Pool Area or use the WiFi in the Annex Building. THERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE ANNEX BUILDING, REGARDING ACCESSING THE WIFI THERE.
S O C I A L A C T I V I T I E S
COMMENTS FROM THE SOCIAL DIRECTOR
The Holidays are here again! I hope that everyone enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner, and is rested and ready for all the activities December has to bring. Please plan to get your tickets for our December celebrations early, as our Coffee Hour is later than usual and December activities are in high demand. If you plan to sit with a group, please remember that seating at dinners and luncheons will be eight (8) to a table and for dances, it is ten (10) to a table. Have your name(s) and payment ready, for each person in your group, when you purchase your tickets at the Coffee Hour. We make every effort to seat groups together. Please, note that checks should be made payable to "RGE". Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Ann Wallace, Social Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org
DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR
The December Coffee Hour will be held on Saturday, December 7th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. This is a relaxed social event, an opportunity to meet new residents and catch up with returning members of our Association. It is also the best time to sign up for the month's social activities, as our monthly dinners, dances and luncheons are very popular during Season. Donation for the refreshments is $1.00. Please don't forget to pay the "kitty".
We have another card making session scheduled with Barbara Pelak, for those of you who are interested in making custom greeting cards. A sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board at the Clubhouse. Please join us from 10:00 AM until Noon, on Wednesday, December 4th, in the Kitchen Area of the Clubhouse. The cost of the workshop is $10.00, per person, payable directly to Barbara Pelak, and includes all materials needed. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.
LADIES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
We were very fortunate to book our Holiday Luncheon at Tewksbury's, the new restaurant at Royal Wood, for Thursday, December 12th, at 11:30 AM.
The entrees will be served with iced tea and/or hot coffee and dessert. Cost of the Holiday Luncheon is $16.00 per person. Please note that due to time constraints, all tickets for this luncheon MUST be purchased BEFORE Monday,December 9th. Contact person for the Holiday Luncheon is
Ann Wallace, Social Directoremail@example.com
Southern Accents will be catering our Holiday Dinner on Thursday, December 19th. Social Hour starts at 5:00 PM, with buffet service beginning at 6:00 PM. The dinner will be sliced tenderloin of beef, whipped potatoes, demi-glazed Imperial Vegetable Blend and blue cheese salad, with rolls and butter. Coffee and dessert will be served. In order to keep costs down, please BYOB for your enjoyment. Cost per person is $20.00 and make checks payable to "RGE". Tickets must be purchased before Monday, December 16th. The contact person for this dinner is
Ann Wallace, Social Director, 732-7808
NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
The New Year’s Eve Dance will be held on Tuesday, December 31st, from 8:30 PM until 12:30 AM. Please arrive no later than 8:15 PM so we can all be seated and give our full attention to “The Secrets” who will be entertaining us this evening. The price is $18.00, per person. Please remember to BYOB and snacks.
Tables will be set for ten (10) people, so have your list of names and checks for all who will be seated at your table. Tickets will be on sale at the December 7th, Coffee Hour or after the Coffee Hour, please call Ginny Kehoe, at 732-1520, for information on ticket availability.
Lets get dressed up for a fun time and polish up your dancing shoes, any questions please call either Ann or Bill Adair, committee chairpersons at 352- 1188.
DANCES FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON
Barb Wayner, Chairman, 417-9349
CLUBS AND GROUPS
The Art Group will meet on Mondays, 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. If you have any questions, please contact
Joyce Francisco, at 793-5301
Aquatic Exercises for the Riviera Women will begin at 9:00 AM every day, but Sunday. If you have any questions, please come to the pool at the times noted above and those in the class will be able to give you any information you may need, regarding this class.
Bocce will be held every Monday and Friday at 9:30 AM. Come, play bocce and have fun. If you have any questions, please call
Gareth W. Blackwell at 732-1648
Bowling will be held on Tuesdays, at Woodside Lanes on Radio Road starting at 12:45 PM every Tuesday, (except 12/24/2013 & 12/31/2013). It is a “JUST FOR FUN,” non-sanctioned league, so, it is ok if you can’t bowl the entire 20 weeks. We are always looking for fulltime bowlers and/or subs. Anyone interested, please contact:
Tamara Weiten at 630-291-3276 or 239-331-2939
Ladies Contract Bridge will be held on Wednesday, at 1:00 PM, in the Annex. There is a signup sheet on the Bulletin Board in the Annex. If you like contract bridge and have recent experience, we would love to have you join us. If you have questions please call:
June Tinius at 398-6145
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. There is a $5.00 one time fee and 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. If you have any questions please call:
Larry or Phyllis Larkin 300-9698
To all Riviera card players, come join us for an evening of fun playing Pinochle. If you don't know how to play, call me and we will set up a day to teach you. We play on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM (be there at 6:45 PM, so we can start on time) in the Annex. If you have any questions please give me a call. Thank you.
Susan Larson 774-2625
We would like to start a Poker Game 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
RIVIERA CARE WEAR
Thank you to all who support our efforts to produce baby items that are donated to the Women’s Center at Physicians Regional Hospital-Collier Blvd. As of December 1st, the Maternity Section will be closing and future births will be sent to The Birthing Center at North Collier Hospital. I will be contacting North Collier Hospital to see if they wish to receive our handmade gifts. In the past they did not want them, due to lack of space to store them.
So, our November Delivery was the last baby delivery, but lap robes will still be given to the residents at assisted living facilities. If anyone knows of other facilities that would be interested in receiving a gift of a lap robe, please call me at 213-1690. Completed items can be dropped off at my home, 770 Charlemagne Blvd.
Riviera Care Wear Coordinator
Chorus: Tis The Season, but we do not have enough members to sing all the parts for our usual Christmas concert. St.Peter’s choir moved its choir practice from Wednesday to Monday nights. Christmas is only 3 weeks from Thanksgiving and many members are going back for both holidays. I’m planning to see what other nights might be available to use the main Clubhouse and we can vote on what’s best for the majority. So, we will be going Christmas Caroling on December 16th, as the 23rd is too close to Christmas. Come caroling that night with us or have a few friends over and we’ll bring extra music and everyone can get into the Christmas spirit. Chorus will probably start on January 13th. We are looking forward to seeing all of you.
We will be CHRISTMAS CAROLING on Monday, December 16th . As usual, we will meet at the Clubhouse at 6:45 PM, and plan to end at the Larkins’ house for Christmas “cheer” about 8:30 or 9:00 PM. When you are reading this, will you please take a moment to think about neighbors and friends who could use a little “cheering up“ to put a smile on their faces. Call me and let me contact them, as I will explain that we sing outside and will set up a time to expect us and we do not need any goodies, as we go to a party when we’re finished. Remember, bring as many friends and guests with you to sing. This is not the chorus, just our own neighbors.
Joan O'Donnell. 774-5182
RIVIERA GOLF ESTATES COMPUTER CLUB
The Riviera Golf Estates Computer Club (RGECC) will hold its Business meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month, December 9th, at 3:00 PM, in the Clubhouse. We will be discussing the purchase options of a Windows 8.1 PC computer for the Club in order to assist those members that already have or will be purchasing the Windows 8 Operating System. We will also be discussing the termination of Microsoft’s Windows XP support, as of April 2014. After the Business Meeting, we will answer any of your computer-related questions.
On the 3rd Monday of the month, December 16th, at 3:00 PM, in the Clubhouse, RGECC will hold its Photo SIG Meeting. Christine Gansel will facilitate this meeting. We'll have a welcome and get to know each other meeting. Anyone with an interest in digital photography is welcome!
On the 4th Monday of the month, December 23rd, at 3:00 PM, in the Clubhouse, RGECC will hold its Presentation Meeting. The subject matter of this meeting will be discussed at the Business meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The best way to ensure you receive an email correspondence from the Computer Club is to add the email address, email@example.com, to your address book, white list, or safe list. Unfortunately, there is no universal way to whitelist an address, so if this is not an option, you will have to consult the help section associated with your email application. They should have instructions on how to whitelist an address there.
Don D. Spanitz, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Exercise classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM, in the Annex Building. Classes consist of aerobics, strength training and floor exercises. For more information call
Rita Shaughnessy 417-9587
The Riviera Ladies Golf League meets for play every Tuesday, except Holidays. Eighteen hole golfers are asked to be at the Pro Shop and signed in by 11:30 AM to be ready for play by the Noon starting tee times. This year we have room for only three (3) nine hole foursome tee times, on a first come, first served basis, before the eighteen (18) hole golfers tee off at Noon. Therefore anyone wanting to play nine holes must be checked in and paid at the Pro Shop by 11:15 AM. We must know, by Sunday night, who wants to play, either nine holes or eighteen holes, with the League, the following Tuesday, so that we can reserve the proper number of tee times on Monday morning. If we do not hear from you by Sunday night, we will not reserve a tee time for you. Anyone who schedules a tee time and doesn’t notify us by Sunday evening (barring unforeseen difficulties) that they can’t play, or who doesn’t show up for their tee time will not be scheduled for the following week’s play. The Pro Shop is very strict about the number of tee times we reserve, so we must have an accurate count every week. Please call Louise Huettel at 404-0180 or Trudy Burns at 963-6552 for information or to schedule a tee time with the Ladies Golf League.
Louise Huettel at 404-0180 or Trudy Burns at 963-6552
The Riviera Golf Estates Library, located in the Annex Building, is open to all residents and guests. Borrow our books, some of which are in large print, DVDs and VHS tapes are also available and you may enjoy them for as long as you want. You may also donate your own materials for others to enjoy, within the following guidelines: No puzzles, no games, and no books published before 2002. Any questions, please call:
Ginny Kehoe, 732-1520
LINE DANCINGLine Dancing will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 until 8:00PM. Dancing will add YEARS to your life and LIFE to your years, so come and join us for a little easy exercising to music. Any questions call:
Shirlee Stoll at 250-6114
If you see or become aware of any suspicious behavior or activity in our community, the Sheriff has directed us to call 252-9300. DO NOT confront on your own!! They will check it out. For an EMERGENCY call 911. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, call me at 774-4180.
John Richardson, Coordinator, 774-4180
Our Pickleball days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Come on out and see the game and participate. There are always "coaches" there to assist beginners and we are interested in growing our game. Hope to see you on the courts. Any questions call:
Angela Edgerton at 585-721-3299 or Steve Egerton at 585-305-1044
RIVIERA MEN'S CLUB
The next meeting of the Riviera Men’s Club will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, at the Clubhouse at 11:30 AM. This month’s speaker will be the always-informative Mark Strain.
The Men’s Club encourages all male residents of Riviera Golf Estates to become members for the onetime fee of $10.00, which grants you a Lifetime Membership. For a nominal monthly fee of $5.00, you are entitled to attend an interesting program, enjoy a light lunch, keg beer, non-alcoholic beer, soft drinks, nibbles and fine socializing with friends in the neighborhood. Doors open at 11:30 AM. Please sign up at the December Coffee Hour, as we need time to prepare nametags and a head count to order food. Please contact one of the officers if you plan on coming and haven’t signed up so that we can prepare enough food. Please remember to wear your nametag during the luncheon. Please note that at the November meeting, it was voted by the membership to deny participation in lunch to those who had not signed up or notified an Officer by the Sunday before the meeting.
MEN'S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
At the December 7th Coffee Hour, you may sign-up for a reserved seating time for the Annual Men's Club Pancake Breakfast to be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday morning, December 14th. You will be served a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausages, coffee and orange juice (spiked, if you'd like!) Seating begins at 8:00 AM, but you MUST reserve a time at the Coffee Hour.
This year you have options regarding the “cost of admission” to the breakfast. The Men's Club is encouraging donations to our troops in the Armed Forces for international phone cards, and has also supported the “Wounded Warriors” project. Therefore, a tax deductible check payable to either “Wounded Warriors Project” or “The USO, Inc.” would be appreciated. The Men's Club will forward the donations to the organizations. Alternately, you may also bring an unwrapped toy for an underprivileged child in Collier County.
For those who would like to donate a gift or drop off a toy but cannot attend the breakfast, please contact a Men's Club officer to arrange for a drop off or give it to someone you know will be attending the breakfast.
The Riviera Readers will be meeting on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, at the Annex at 10:30 AM. Our book is “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed. Any questions, call Janet Dixon, at 331-8803 or Annette Katz, at 732-5766.
Shuffleboard will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please be at the Shuffleboard Courts by 9:15 AM so that we may be ready to start playing at 9:30 AM. If you have any questions, please contact:
Tony Romano at 774-5704.
LADIES & MEN'S TENNIS
Ladies’ and Men’s Tennis has been combined and is being held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Meeting time is still at 7:30 AM for warm-up, with play at 7:45 AM. The men can contact Harry Nuzum, at 775-4920 or email him at email@example.com, for answers to your questions. Ladies, if you have any questions, please contact Helen Mavity at 793-3204.
TRAVEL NEWS-All checks for these trips must be addressed to "Trendy Tours"
December 13th – Friday – Famous Rockettes in Tampa - $149.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, Orchestra seating for 1:00 PM show, dinner at the Rusty Pelican, Picnic lunch on way up. Leaves Naples 8 AM
DAY TRIPS SCHEDULED FOR 2014
January 16th, Thursday - Ringling Mansion and Museums - Sarasota - $89.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, admissions, lunch voucher for Banyon Cafe on grounds. Shuttle busses and wheelchairs are available. Leaves Naples 8:00 AM.
January 23, 2014 - Thursday - Gulfstream Race Park - Hallendale - $49 per person
Includes R/T transportation, horse racing, casino with a $10.00 slot voucher, $7.00 food voucher. Leaves Naples at 9:30 AM.
January 27 – Monday – New Costume World's Broadway Collection with Lunch, in Pompano Beach - $99 per person
Includes R/T transportation, guided tour of incredible Broadway costumes, lunch, stories of Broadway costumes and live Cabaret Show. Leaves Naples 8:30 AM.
January 30th - Boca Grande and Gasparilla Club - $89 per person
Includes R/T transportation, island tour, lunch at famous Inn, looking around time. Leaves Naples 7:30 AM.
February 11th, Tuesday - Lion County Safari - West Palm Beach - $69.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, riding tour of safari, lunch time (on own). Tour cuts through central FL. leaves Naples 7:30 mam
February 19th, Wednesday - Ft. Lauderdale Plus (Intercoastal Waterway Tour/Lunch) $115.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, upscale lunch at The Chart House, in-depth Intercoastal Tour featuring Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood. Experience the “Venice of America,” almost completely from the water. Leaves Naples 8:30 AM.
February 26th, - Wednesday – Vizcaya-History of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables - $89.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, guided tour of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, lunch at Bice in Coconut Grove, guided tour of Vizcaya (magnificant Estate of John Deering). Leaves Naples at 8:00 AM.
February 28th, - Friday - One Day Mystery Tour w/Lunch $89.00 per person
Includes R/T transportation, and lunch. A tour that has never been offered before. Take a chance and have fun. Leaves Naples 8:30 AM.
March 3 – Monday – The Denzer Collection of Cars – North Miami/Sunny Isles $79 per person
Over 1,000 of the most collectible cars, including Batman, James Bond, cars of stars. Includes R/T transportation, Museum Admission and Lunch. Leaves at 8:30 AM from the Crossroads Market.
March 12 – Wednesday – SPAMALOT at Actor’s Playhouse, Coral Gables - $99 per person
Includes R/T transportation, a sit-down, delicious lunch in Miami, reserved Orchestra Seats to the 2:00 PM Matinee, live performance of Spamalot. Leaves Naples at 9:30 AM.
March 19 - Palm Beach, Flagler Museum, Lunch at the Colony - $99
Includes R/T transportation, guided tour of Flagler Museum (beautiful Flagler’s Home,) sit down lunch at The Colony, shopping time on Worth Avenue. Leaves Naples at 8:00 AM
Contact Carol Crislip, at 775-3668 for more information or to reserve your trip selections. Day Trip pick-up is at Crossroads Market located at 599 Pine Ridge Road. Day trip Cancellation Policy – refund is issued for cancellations at least 21 days before departure date. For tours without meals included or tickets issued, refunds will be given until 10 days before departure.
CRUISES AVAILABLE – Please note all prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy and include Port Charges, Taxes and Fees and R/T Bus Transportation from Naples.
February 3-8, 2014 – 5 Nights on the Celebrity “Constellation”
New facelift of staterooms, lounges, and restaurants. R/T transportation included, along with taxes, port charges, (everything!!) - Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel and two days at sea. Inside Cabin $549, Balcony $669, Aquaclass Cabin $799.
February 22 – March 1, 2014 – 7 Night Western Caribbean Wonders on the “New” MSC DIVINA
Cruise Italian-Style on this great, new ship, as you sail roundtrip from Miami, visit Falmouth, Cozumel, Great Stirrup Cay and Grand Cayman. Bonus $50 per shipboard cabin. Inside Cabin $789, Ocean View Cabin $949, Balcony Cabin $999, Superior Balcony Cabin $1049 (all ppdo, as indicated above.)
For more information or for reservations, call Suzanne or Patti at CI Travel 239-597-2961. Please don’t forget to contact Carol Crislip at 775-3668, when you book your cruise.
S A V E T H E D A T E
RIVIERA MEN'S CLUB ANNUAL DAY AT THE RACES
All are invited to join the Riviera Men’s Club for their Annual “Day at the Races” on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, at the Naples/Fort Myers Race Track on Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Doors open at 11:00AM. The cost is $17.00 per person which includes admission, programs, deluxe buffet, coffee, tea, soft drinks, dessert, tax & tip. WHAT A GREAT DEAL! Please sign up on the Bulletin Board at the Clubhouse under Men’s Club Activities. Tickets will be sold at the December and January Coffee Hours. Make checks payable to Riviera Men’s Club. If you have any questions, please contact Ron Coughlin at 793-4124, or Bill Joyce at 775-7638. ALL ARE WELCOME!
MEN'S CLUB BASEBALL GAME - RED SOX VS MINNESOTA TWINS
March 13th, 2014, is the date for the Annual Men’s Club Baseball Game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, a day game. A sign-up sheet will be posted on our Clubhouse Bulletin Board. The price will be $55.00, per person. This price includes a sandwich of your choice, the bus ride to and from the game, and an admission ticket in the Reserve Section.
Due to the fact that I will be out of town, for the week of December 15th until the 22nd, I am requesting that all copy for the January Newsletter will be due on Friday, December 13th, so that I can get as much completed on the newsletter , as possible, prior to leaving for my vacation. If there is any problem due to the date established, please contact me prior to the 13th of December and I will try to work around any problem that may arise. Please mark your calendars, now, so you don’t forget. Again, I will be busy with family over the last two weeks in December, so your cooperation will be appreciated.
If you would send me your news articles, as soon as you have them ready, even if it is before the deadline date set, it would, also, be greatly appreciated, as I will work on the newsletter each time I receive copy for the paper. It is always easier to do a little at a time, as opposed to doing all of it at the last minute. I think you can all appreciate that. Thank you for your help.
For those of you who remembered to get your information to me as soon as it was ready for the past newsletter, I thank you for your cooperation.
Pat Spanitz, Publisher
A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
BLOOD DONORS: A special "thank you" to those who were able to make our Riviera November Blood Drive a success. If you were unable to donate this time, we will be having another blood drive in March. New donors are needed to join the ranks of existing donors in order to meet local demands. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Americans are eligible to donate blood, but only 3 out of every 100 people, actually, donate! Blood usage remains constant for cancer, cardiac, surgical patients as well as accident victims and people with blood disorders. Your single pint of blood will help 3 local patients! Because a person is eligible to donate every 2 months or 6 times a year, an avid donor could, potentially, save 18 patient’s lives, per year. Most medications will not restrict someone from donating blood, including, but not limited to: Aspirin, blood pressure medications, cholesterol & thyroid medications, hormone replacement therapy, anti-depressants or insulin. You cannot donate if you take blood thinners. There is no upper age limitation, but donors must be at least 16 years of age, with parental consent. Minimum weight to give blood is 110 pounds. Some cancer survivors may qualify to give blood.
ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY LISTS
Please contact Pat Spanitz, at 417-3557, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any additions or deletions regarding Anniversaries or Birthdays for residents of the Riviera Golf Estates. Thank you.
Congratulations to all who are celebrating December Anniversaries!!
|11||Richard & Patricia Barz||23||Ken & Janet Dixon (52)|
|14||Roger & Sherry Reynolds||23||Cliff & Debbie Small|
|15||Thomas & Linda Stewart||26||Charles & Barbara-Ann McKinney|
|17||Dan & Barb Lyons (68)||30||Allen & Dotty Jost (63)|
|21||Steve & Carroll Hyde|
|22||Bill & Ann Adair|
|22||Brian & Christy collins|
Happy Birthday to all Riviera Residents with birthdays in December