JUNE 2013 VOLUME: VI
PUBLISHER: Pat Spanitz email@example.com CIRCULATION: Volunteers
Riviera Golf Estates Website: www.rivieragolfestates.org
NOTES TO THE RESIDENTS
To all residents who are heading north, before you leave, please make sure to check around the outside of your home. Please bring in anything that is not secured, such as potted plants, lawn ornaments, or anything else that could easily blow around during a storm or hurricane. The heavy winds and rain could cause problems with loose objects in your yard.
Our Compass Group representative is continuing the property inspections. If you receive a letter regarding a violation, please do not take offense or be angry. Just fix the issue. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep their property looking good.
If you see a violation in the community, kindly fill out an Action Request Form at the Clubhouse and leave it at the office. All complaints must be in writing.
There will be no Board of Directors meetings for the month of June and July.
Bill Joyce, President of the Board of Directors
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB)
PLEASE NOTE:Since the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting will be held on August 27th, 2013, ARB requests submitted before August 21st will be held until the August meeting – unless the homeowner indicates that the request is urgent and requires immediate attention. In this event, every effort will be made to acquire a Board decision ASAP.
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.”
HAPPY HOT SUMMER! BLOOD DONORS....Mark your calendars for June 21st.....Summer blood drive is earlier this year. I will need the support of everyone still here to meet our quota. The Coordinators would like to get 20 pints of blood in 5 hours. Will you please take 30 minutes of your busy schedules and help out? We will be open at 7:00 A M until Noon. You will be receiving reminder cards in the mail, as well.
INFORMATION YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT DONATING: One hour prior to donating blood, please, do not consume the following foods: CHEESES (all types), CREAM, YOGURT, COTTAGE CHEESE and MILK (including dry, evaporated or homogenized). These products are poor sources of iron AND they hinder absorption of iron. Of course, any of you know this, if your iron count has kept you from donating, previously. Hope to see you at the drive. Remember, each donation from you has the potential of saving three lives. Donating blood is a great feeling of satisfaction. Come help us out!!
Marilyn Malinowski - 775-8111
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.
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
S O C I A L A C T I V I T I E S
COMMENTS FROM THE SOCIAL DIRECTOR
In the past few weeks we’ve seen many of our neighbors and friends close up their homes and head north. While we look forward to their return in the fall, those of us who stay for the summer enjoy the slower tempo that signals off-season. While the humidity increases, the traffic decreases along with the patrons at local restaurants. Two-for-one specials, warm Gulf waters and afternoon thunderstorms are the order of the day.
Whether you are still here in Naples or have travelled to your northern homes, may your summer be an enjoyable one and may you return, in good health, this Fall.
Note to our year-round neighbors:
I’m currently planning luncheons during the summer months. If any of the men in our community are interested in joining us, we’d be glad to have you. As always, I welcome suggestions for something new and different.
Ann Wallace, (239) 732-7808, firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE COFFEE HOUR
Please join us on Saturday, June 1st for coffee and donuts. A $1.00 donation helps defray the cost of refreshments. Tickets for our social functions will be available, as will news of upcoming events at the Clubhouse over the summer months.
Ann Wallace, 732-7808
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
The 4th of July falls before our July Coffee Hour, so tickets will be sold this month. We will be having a “Pot Luck 4th” - everyone is asked to contribute a dish, meat, salad or vegetable. You will be asked to commit to one of these when you purchase your tickets. Social Hour begins at 5:00 PM with dinner at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $3.00, per person, to cover the cost of refreshments - including beer and wine - and possibly (still working on it) entertainment. All tickets should be purchased by Monday, July 1st.
Contact persons for the 4th Pot Luck are:
JUNE LADIES LUNCHEON
Our June Luncheon will be held at the Wharf Tavern, located at 909 10th Ave South, on Tuesday, June 18th at 11:30 AM. The cost of the luncheon is $24.00, per person. Please get your tickets on or before June 15th.
Ann Wallace at 732-7808
CLUBS AND GROUPS
There will be no more Art Group Meetings this season. We look forward to regrouping in October. We would like to welcome new members to our informal, fun art group sessions and hope to see you then. 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
Wednesday Ladies Contract Bridge has been cancelled for the summer, beginning in June. We will begin again in the fall. Watch the newsletter for that date. Have a great summer. If you have and questions, please call
June Tinius at 398-7584
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 793-2961
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 793-2961
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
RIVIERA CARE WEAR
We can always use knitted or crocheted baby hats and booties to meet our need. If you need yarn, needles, hooks, patterns or just a refresher course on knitting or crocheting give me a call 213-1690. Completed items can be dropped off at my home 770 Charlemagne Blvd.
Irene Paliulis 213-1690
Riviera Care Wear Coordinator
RIVIERA GOLF ESTATES COMPUTER CLUB
The Riviera Golf Estates Computer Club (RGECC) will hold its “Help Each Other” Meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month, June 10th, 2013, at 3:00 PM, at the Clubhouse. We will answer your computer-related questions. We will be holding only one meeting per month through October 2013.
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 email@example.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.
Donald D. Spanitz, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 “Summer Lunch Meeting” of the Riviera Men’s Club will be held on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, at the Clubhouse, at 11:30 AM, for a nominal fee of $5.00. Come to the June Coffee Hour and sign up so that we know how many to expect. If you have any questions, please contact either
Ken Kring at 417-0490 or Ron Julian, at 417-3603
Riviera Readers has ended for the season. We will resume in October. Keep reading over the summer and share at the October meeting.
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.
June 6 - Thursday - Isle of Capri Casino in Pompano - $49 per person.
This trip includes R/T transporation, $15.00 slot voucher, $4.00 food voucher and great gambling. We leave Naples at 9:00 AM, from Crossroads Market on Pine Ridge Road.
July 11 -Thursday - Mystery Day in Miami -$89 per person.
Tour guide Kevin chooses his favorite spots to visit and eat. (He is a great guide.) The trip includes R/T transportation, lunch and a full day with Kevin (including all admissions.) We leaves Naples at 8:00 AM, from Crossroads Market on Pine Ridge Road.
Make all checks payable to Trendy Tours. Call Carol Crislip with any questions at 775-3668.
Cancellation Policy: Refund issued for cancellations received at least 21 days prior to trip. For tours where "tickets" and/or meals have been purchased, no refunds after 21 days before trip. For all others, no refunds after 10 days prior to trip.
A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
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 June Anniversaries
Happy Birthday to all Riviera Residents with birthdays in June
DEADLINE FOR THE JULY NEWSLETTER WILL BE
JUNE 21, 2013. THANK YOU!