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NOVEMBER 2014

PUBLISHER: Melainie Davidson: melainiedav@aol.com

CIRCULATION: Residents

Riviera Golf Estates Website: www.rivieragolfestates.org



There will be NEWSLETTER DELIVERY in NOVEMBER


NOTE FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

To Our Residents

The office will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no Waste Management pick up on Thursday, November 27th. Residential pick-up will resume on your next scheduled day.

Reminder to all homeowners, your Quarterly Dues payment is due on or before November 1st, 2014. Make sure your payment is sent in on time to avoid any late fees.

Look at your property, there are a lot of palm trees that need trimming, and yard lights that are burned out. We are contacting homeowners and home watch agents to get these issues resolved. Let’s work together to keep our community looking great!

We have about a month to go before hurricane season ends and cooler weather is here to stay awhile. We’re all ready for that, Amen!

Season has begun. Are you noticing more cars on the roads yet? November starts a very busy season at Riviera Golf Estates. Lets’ all work together to have a great time!

Bill Joyce, President

For the Board of Directors


ELECTION INFORMATION - CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

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

PLEASE NOTE: The RGE OFFICE will only be CLOSED on Election Day, November, 4th.


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.


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 November, 2014 Board of Directors meeting should be submitted no later than Wednesday morning, November 19th.

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.


OPERATION REASSURANCE

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:

PLEASE NOTE: Respite is NOT a nursing program. We DO NOT administer medicine.


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.

Reports have been made of things being taken from carports & garages. Please LOCK UP!


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.


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, at 732-1520.


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

NOTES FROM OUR SOCIAL DIRECTOR

November has arrived and the heat has been turned up at the Clubhouse! The word for the month is “BUSY”. Our Social calendar is packed closely so we can get everything in before residents start heading out for holiday celebrations. To anyone feeling pressure or stress with the social schedule this month, my apologies, believe me, I feel your pain.

Holiday dinners are an important part of the social calendar of our Community. Each year, we try to make them as close as possible to family celebrations. Keep in mind that seating for dinners is 8 seats per table. To reserve a table, bring a list of tablemates, and total payment, when you purchase tickets. This year, with the rising cost of food, it’s inevitable the cost of our dinners would go up. Not to worry - we’re tightening our belts in order to keep things affordable. Questions: contact Ann Wallace, Social Director, at wallaceann0811@comcast.net.

Ann Wallace - wallaceann0811@comcast.net


NOVEMBER COFFEE HOUR

Welcome all new residents! Come join us for our monthly Coffee Hour on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Riviera Clubhouse. Coffee and fresh donuts are available for a donation of $1.00. Conversation is free. Come meet your neighbors and make some friends . . . we promise we won’t bite. Tickets for the November social events will be available at that time. Make checks for all our social events payable to “RGE”.

PLEASE NOTE: the DECEMBER Coffee Hour will be held November 29th.


THANKSGIVING DINNER

Our Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the clubhouse on Thursday, November 13th. Social hour begins at 5:00 PM with Buffet service to start at 6:00 PM. Southern Accents will be catering their Holiday Feast of Roast Turkey with Gravy and Pit Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Peas and Onions, Garden Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls and Butter, with Brown Mustard as a condiment for the Ham. Coffee, Iced Tea and Dessert will be served. BYOB. Cost of the dinner is $17.00 per person. Final date for ticket sales is Monday, November 10th. Questions: contact

Ann Wallace at 732-7808.


NOVEMBER DANCE

The November dance is Friday, November 14th, 7:15 PM to 10:30 PM at the Clubhouse. Music by Hot Damn starts promptly at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $7.00 per person, which includes beer, wine, and soda, bring your own munchies. Tables seat up to 10 people. To reserve a table, bring your list of tablemates and total payment to the November Coffee Hour Sign-Up. Questions: contact:

Shirley Sackett 239-793-3143

2014 – 2015 RIVIERA DANCE SCHEDULE

The Riviera Dance Season is in full swing! Dance tickets will be $7.00. Beer, wine and soda will be provided. Don't forget to bring your munchies, or if you like; your own choice of drink. See you on the dance floor. Mark your calendars!

DANCE DATES

If you’re interested in helping to create a dance event for 2015/2016 please contact me. It is never too early to sign up. I would love to see new people, with new ideas having fun creating our dances. Have no fear there are many people that are willing to help you. Questions or to volunteer: contact Gloria Carpenter, Dance Chair, 607-760-2314.


LADIES LUNCHEON

We will be on the road for the November Ladies Luncheon. We’ll be dining in Bernardo’s at the Lakewood Country Club on Tuesday, November 18th at 11:30 AM. The cost is $18.00 (cash bar). Sign up at the November Coffee Hour. All entrees include coffee, iced tea, and Apple Streusel dessert. LUNCH CHOICES ARE:

The FINAL DATE for TICKET PURCHASE is Tuesday, November 11th. Questions or Reservations: contact Ann Wallace at 732-7808


RIVIERA MEN'S CLUB

The RGE Men’s Club will meet Tuesday, November, 11th , 11:30 AM at the Clubhouse. Our guest speaker is being chosen appropriately for Veterans Day.

Please sign up at the November 1st 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, November 8th 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.


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

Riviera Pinochle players meet every THURSDAY at 7:00 PM, in the Annex. Come join us for an evening of fun. Questions: contact

Susan Larson 774-2625

POKER

Poker players meet on WEDNESDAY at 7:00 PM, in the Annex. Anyone interested in playing poker, contact

Jesse Gallante at 682-3296


SPORTS

AEROBIC EXERCISE

The Aerobic Exercise class meets every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the gym area of the Annex. Our first class this season is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3. Questions: contact

Rita Shaughnessy at 417-9587

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 at 9:30AM.. Come, play bocce and have fun. Questions: contact/p>

Gareth W. Blackwell at 732-1648

BOWLING

The 2014-2015 winter bowling season begins TUESDAY, November 18th , 12:45 PM. We are a “JUST FOR FUN” non-sanctioned league and we bowl for 20 weeks at Woodside Lanes on Radio Road. 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 2014 Season for the Riviera Ladies Golf League begins TUESDAY, November 4th, and meets every TUESDAY, except holidays. Golfers should be at the Riviera Pro Shop and signed in by 11:15 AM. RESERVATIONS must be made by SUNDAY NIGHT if you want to play on Tuesday. Please specify if you are 9 or 18 hole golfer. Questions or Reservations: Contact

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

2014 RGE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Riviera Golf Estates Annual Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, November 19th, at the Riviera Golf Club. Check in time is 7:45 AM; shotgun start at 8:30 AM.

This year's tournament will be a SCRAMBLE format. Each four-some will be a team, and teams will be competing against each other. Each member of the winning team will receive a cash prize. Specific details about this format and the rules will be announced at the golf course at 8:00 AM.

Golf participants and non-golfers alike will all be welcome at the dinner program that same evening, November 19th, in the Riviera Golf Estates Clubhouse. Social hour starts at 5:00 PM, beer and wine, dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.

GOLF and DINNER is $65. DINNER ONLY is $20. Make checks payable to “Dwight Kehoe – GOLF.” Signup sheets are on the Clubhouse bulletin board, or you can sign up at the November 1st Coffee Hour. Questions: contact Dwight Kehoe at 732-1520 or dwight@vakdwk.com.

LINE DANCING

EZE STEPPIN' line dancing will resume on TUESDAY, November 11th, 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse. Remember: "motion is lotion for aging joints" (Not that yours are aging, but mine are.) Hope you will join us as we begin our 5th year of gentle exercise to music. Questions contact

Shirlee Stoll at 250-6114


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 meets every MONDAY, 1:00 PM, in the Kitchen Area of the Clubhouse. All are welcome 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

RIVIERA READERS

The Riviera Readers meet the 2nd WEDNESDAY, 10:30 AM in the Annex. Our first meeting will be November 12th. We will discuss books we read over the summer. The book for November is “Naples Paradise Can Be Deadly”, written by Diane Ketcham. Everyone is welcome. Questions: contact

Janet Dixon at 331-8803

RIVIERA CARE WEAR

Welcome back to all the knitters, crocheters, and yarn angels! 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.

Irene Paliulis, Care Wear Project Coordinator

RIVIERA GOLF ESTATES COMPUTER CLUB

The Riviera Golf Estates Computer Club meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th MONDAY of the month (November-April), at 3:00 PM in the Clubhouse. Scheduled activities for November:

All residents full-time, part-time, renter or owner are welcomed to join the Computer Club. Membership is $15.00 for an individual; $20.00 for a couple. To join, attend a meeting or contact the Club at webmaster.rgecc@gmail.com.

Come to a meeting and learn something new while you are having fun. Questions: contact

Don Spanitz, RGECC, President at 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 November Coffee Hour.

 

DAY TRIPS 2014

DAY TRIPS 2015

CRUISES

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATES

DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR

The December Coffee Hour will be held Saturday, November 29th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse.

JANUARY DANCE INFO

Our January Dance theme will be “MEMORIES AND DREAMS”. The committee is asking you to look through your storage bins and hope chests to support the theme. Having your School Pictures, a Prom Dress, Letterman’s Jacket / Sweater, a wedding dress, any of those treasures that speak of our Memories and Dreams will help set the atmosphere for the event. Questions: contact Ann Wallace at wallaceann0811@comcast.net, or 735-7808.

RGE MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST

The annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 13th. The “cost” of the admission will be a donation to our troops in the Armed Forces in the form of an international phone card, or a tax deductible check payable to either the “Wounded Warriors Project” or the “USO, Inc.” Alternately, you may also bring an unwrapped toy for an underprivileged child in Collier County.

Breakfast will be orange juice (with an optional adult “kick” to it), pancakes - of course, sausages, and coffee. Reserve your seating time at the December Coffee Hour on November, 29th, 9:00 AM at the clubhouse.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NEW NEIGHBORS

OBITUARIES

HELP NEEDED

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 .


NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

Congratulations to all who are celebrating November Anniversaries!

 1Donald Ogaard & Phyllis Nitschke24Leonard & Charlotte DeFranco
 2Clayton & Kathleen Brownrigg25Don & Mary Czulewicz
10Roger & Rachel LeBlanc26Doug & Dorothy MacKenzie
Kenny & Nancy Seppelt (57 years)Dan & Mary McNamara (59 years)
David & Joan Stevens27Garetj & Beverly Blackwell
17Bill & Trudy BurnsRoger & Hannah Connor
18Daniel & Susan Krause

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to all Riviera Residents with birthdays in November.

However, because birthdates are unique and therefore a part of your identity, they will not appear here.



DEADLINE FOR THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER WILL BE NOVEMBER 14, 2014. THANK YOU!


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