Focal Pointe VALENCIA POINTE 6395 Castle Gate Boulevard • Boynton Beach, Florida 33437 APRI L I S S U E A COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER BY GL HOMES WINE & CHEESE MEET & GREET Clubhouse Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. GL Homes Cordially Invites You to Be Our Guest for One Very Special Evening Celebrating the Grand Opening of Your Valencia Pointe Clubhouse... An Evening with JOY BEHAR Saturday, April 5, 2008 Joy Behar, one of today’s leading comedic talents, will perform two shows exclusively for you and your neighbors on the Valencia Pointe Social Hall stage! Your evening will begin with trolley transportation to the Clubhouse. Upon arrival at the club, you will enjoy a delightful cocktail reception. Then, you will be entertained and will laugh the night away with the wit and humor of Joy Behar. Watch your mailbox, the HOA website and the community channel for more details coming soon! Joy Behar is currently one of the co-hosts of ABC’s Daytime Emmy Award Winning show The View, which is broadcast live, weekdays from New York City. She has received 10 consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Joy is never afraid to share her no-holds-barred opinions on relevant, everyday issues and politics. Whether she’s performing standup tandup comedy orr interviewing politicians oliticians and artists, Joy oy is a comedic original riginal and a leading eading woman both oth on stage and nd screen. Visit www.Valenciapointeha.com for Joy’s full bio. S i l Hall ll Social $5 per person Come mix and mingle with your neighbors at our Meet & Greet Wine & Cheese Night on Sat., April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Social Hall. Wine, fruit, cheese and crackers, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Please make your checks payable to Valencia Pointe HOA. You are welcome to bring guests. The event is $5 per person and reservations for this event are required. Sign up at the Box Office by April 9. If you do not RSVP by this date, we will not accept walk-ins that night. Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Social Hall $12 per person Let’s all have some BINGO fun on Sun., April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. Your Lifestyle Staff will be running this event and we hope you go home with lots of money! Cards are available for purchase at $12 per person for 6 games and $20 for 12. We ask that you pay for your cards ahead of time but you can pay that evening. 50/50 tickets will be sold that night for a cash prize. Whole card Bingo cards will be sold as well for an even bigger payout!!! The cost for those cards are $1 for 1 or $2 for 3. Please bring your own daubers if you have them. Daubers will be for sale for $1 each. Cards will be distributed the night of the event. Guests are welcome. RSVP at the Box Office and make checks payable to Valencia Pointe HOA. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there! A MESSAGE FROM YOUR Lifestyle STAFF We hope you have been enjoying your beautiful new clubhouse! Please note that if you have not done so already, you need to pick up your clubhouse access keys at the Box Office. This will allow you access to the pool gate doors, the gym and the locker rooms. We are also excited to announce that Flakowitz is now running your café. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Please note that the café is cash only. We have so many exciting activities planned this month including our exciting Grand Opening Event with Joy Behar, a Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet, Jackpot BINGO, Movies and a Beach Party. Please RSVP accordingly. Our clubs are growing and we are always welcoming new ideas. Please pay attention to those clubs that need chairs and let us know if you are interested. The staff at the Lifestyle Office is here to help you take advantage of all that goes on in this community! Jennifer Fowler Social Director ~ GL Homes TENNIS ACTIVITIES Tennis Clinics Come improve your tennis game with one or all of our different tennis clinics! All clinics are being offered weekly. The cost is $15 per person with a maximum of 6 people per clinic. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. The pro can also string your racquet with new synthetic gut, put on a new high tech grip, and sell you tennis balls — all at a great low price! Please call Paul Cranis to sign up for any or all of these great offerings at 561-573-5666! Stroke of the Week – Every Thursday at 9 a.m. Doubles Strategy – Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Tennis Lessons Lessons are a great way to get back into tennis or to improve your game! Private and group lessons are offered at very affordable rates. Please call Paul Cranis for a lesson today at 561-573-5666. • • • • 1-hour of private lessons – $60 30-minutes of private lessons – $35 Group of 4 – $15 per person Group of 6 – $10 per person During the months of May through September, the morning hours can be uncomfortably hot and humid, playing tennis. For this reason I am planning to offer private instruction, clinics and programs during the evening hours and in some cases under the lights. If playing tennis during the evening hours is of interest you, I encourage you to please contact me with your interest. That way I can plan and prepare, appropriately. ~ Paul Cranis, Tennis Professional. Sony/Ericsson Open Tennis 1-2-3 – The “Real Tennis” Beginners Course If you truly want to learn how to play tennis, this program’s for you! It takes into account whether you have never played before or haven’t played in years. In some cases it even allows a somewhat experienced player to become better. The program consists of nine hours of instruction spread over three weeks, playing 1 ½ hours each session, two days a week. The clinic will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. starting on April 7 and will end on April 23. Developed and sponsored by the United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A.), it guarantees you will learn all the basic strokes and some of the strategies of tennis. The price is $125. That’s less than $14 per session! Make-up classes will be available should you miss a class. We can only take 16 people so if you are interested, call today! Call Paul Cranis at 573-5666. Upon completion of this course, in most cases, players would go from a U.S.T.A. skill level of 0 to 2.5! Should any session be missed, make up sessions will be available. We encourage you to come out and learn how to play tennis the Right Way! Ask your fellow homeowners who have taken the course, how successful they are at playing tennis now! Lang Management would like to remind all residents to turn off the tennis court lights after you have finished playing. Thank you for your cooperation. Tennis Tournament Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9 a.m. • Key Biscayne - $60 per person Join us for the 24th Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday, April 1 to see some of the world’s best men’s and women’s tennis players competing for one of the most prestigious titles in tennis. The action will include the Men’s Singles 4th Round, Women’s Singles Quarterfinals and Doubles 2nd round. Don’t miss a minute of the action! Secure your seats today to see the world’s best players battle on the purple courts for the coveted Waterford trophy. Bus transportation will be provided. Reserve your seats at the Box Office. Tickets are going fast! 2 VALENCIA POINTE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Movie Matinee Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. Social Hall – $1 per person The Social Hall has been reserved for those who wish to see the movie The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy — and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. Please reserve your seat for the movie at the Box Office. Checks should be made payable to Valencia Pointe HOA. Cash is accepted as always and guests are welcome! Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. Roger Dean Stadium ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurogenerative disease which causes motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord to die off, causing muscles to waste away, gradually diminishing the patient’s ability to control muscles to be able to move. There is no cure and living with the disease causes enormous strain to patients, family and caregivers alike. Research is our only hope to finding the cause and the cure for such a devastating disease. The ALS Association is pivotal in the efforts to support research funding and The Walk to Defeat ALS is its most important fund-raising event to support patient care and cutting-edge research. We would like to encourage fellow Valencia Pointe residents to take part in the Jupiter Walk To Defeat ALS on April 19 at the Roger Dean Stadium. You can participate in the walks, help as a volunteer or simply donate money to raise funds for this very worthy cause. You can contact your neighbor Rosalind Roystone at 733-7972 or log onto www.ALSAFL.org and click on the WALK logo. Thank you for joining us in the Walk to Defeat ALS. You can also call 888-257-1717, ext. 121 for more information. Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Social Hall ~ $1 per person The Social Hall has been reserved for those who wish to see the movie Into The Wild starring Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt. Into The Wild is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. Each strand of his journey is woven into Sean Penn’s screen adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed bestseller, which is as much about the insatiable yearning for family, home and connection as it is the search for truth and happiness. Please reserve your seat for the movie at the Box Office. Checks should be made payable to Valencia Pointe HOA. Cash is accepted as always and guests are welcome! Valencia Beach Party Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Gulfstream Park – FREE Come and enjoy the evening with fellow residents at the beach from 5 p.m. untill sundown. Residents are encouraged to meet at Gulfstream Park, 4489 N. Ocean Blvd. Bring your own chairs, food and drinks, and your beach toys! To get to Gulfstream Park, take Woolbright Road east to A1A (A.K.A Ocean Blvd.) and turn right. The park will be on your left. For more information on this social and fun time, contact Jacki Spiegel at 735-8660. VALENCIA POINTE 3 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES continued Young Adult Mixer Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Internet Café — $5 per person If you are between the ages of 21 and 35, come join us for an evening of fun. We will be serving pizza and beer while you mix and mingle. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends. The cost is $5 per person and you must RSVP by April 15 at the Box Office. We will not accept walk-ins that evening. Guests are welcome and you must show proper ID at the time of payment. See you there! MADNESS Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Arts & Crafts Room – FREE! Turn off the T.V. and come to the clubhouse to play Monopoly with your neighbors and friends on Sun., May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. Enjoy the thrill of risk-taking, deal making and owning it all! This will be an evening of fun n and laughter that brings everyone closer er together. RSVP at the Box Office today forr your spot at the table! Poker Night Mah Jongg, Bridge & Canasta Hand & Foot See Low Stakes Poker Club, Poker Club & Texas Hold’Em Club See Mah Jongg Class & Pick Up Games in Card Rooms; Beg. & Intermediate Bridge Classes; Couples Canasta Club, Men’s Canasta Club and Canasta Class See Couple’s Hand & Foot Club, Men’s Hand & Foot Club, Women’s Hand & Foot Club and Hand & Foot Class CLUB B E AT The following clubs have been suggested, but need chairs: Brooklyn Club; Chorus; Comedy Club; Men’s Book Club; Papanicolaou Cancer Research; Regional Clubs; Scrapbook Club; Scuba Club; Snow Skiing Club; Teachers Club; Women’s Golf Club and the Yiddish Club. If you are interested in chairing one of these clubs or you would like to form a different club, contact the Lifestyle Staff today at the Box Office. Ambassadors Club NEW We are looking for greeters for our Seasonal Café at Model Row and for our Stay & Play house guests. We would like to extend an invitation to all of you, our biggest fans! Contact the Box Office today to get more details on being a part of this club. Art of the Tale Do you know why you enjoyed a book, play or movie? Together, let us take a journey with the author and understand writing techniques and other devices used to make a tale more enjoyable. This journey will allow us to enter the author’s world, and we in turn may discover a new world of our own. Let’s discuss the existential writers or are you still waiting for (Beckett’s) Godot? Let’s discuss various methods of criticism, and we will use Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights as an example. There will be nothing too complex and at times we may even use Cliff Notes or Baron if needed. Contact chair Murray Kahl at 733-5686 or [email protected] 4 VALENCIA POINTE Basketball Club We had a great turnout of basketball shooters on March 8. Both men and women players gathered and everyone had a great time with shooting their luck while enjoying free drinks, cookies and prizes. The club would like to thank co-chair Art Feingold for a job well done with the shootout. The club is looking for suggestions for another shootout and competitive games. Contact Chair Burt Richards at 734-7263. Future games are to be announced. Beach, Body Surfing & Boogie Boarding Club If you are interested in going to the beach, body surfing or boogie boarding, this club is for you! Contact Chair Arthur Liblit for more information at [email protected] com or 731-2295. Bible Study The Koran calls the Jews and Christians “The People of the Book”. The book referred to as the Bible. If you are interested in joining a class to study this Book, please call Chair Sid Shanken at 734-8580. He is a retired Conservative rabbi (please call me Sid) and I hope to lead open discussions of the English text of some books of the “Old Testament”. This is not a partisan religious group that will meet every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Classroom. We will read a text, I will give some historical background and relative comments and we will have open, non judgmental discussions. No background is necessary. Everyone is welcome Come try the class and you will find out how this great Book has so much to say to us today. CLUB B E AT continued Bingo Be a winner at VP’s Bingo Bonanza! Be lucky and have fun! Let’s meet, greet and win prizes! Suggestions are welcome. Let’s make it happen. If you are interested, contact Arlene Noble at 561-676-7515 or [email protected] Bird & Nature Club Join others who share the desire to explore “The Nature Around Us”. Let this club be a wonderful experience in which we can continue learning in the spirit of exploration. Our field trip to Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Nature Center are great examples of how amazing the nature in our area is. Let’s continue planning: The Bird & Nature Club will meet on Mon., April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Classroom. The next field trip is scheduled for Sat., April 26 in the morning. The destination is to be determined... bring suggestions to the meeting. For more information contact Iris Weisberg 561-737-8618 or [email protected] Boating Club If you are interested in cruising, rafting, lunches on the Intracoastal Waterway or day trips on the water, the Boating Club is for you! We have several interested members. If you are interested, please contact Ken with your name and contact information. You don’t need to own a boat to be involved. The Boating Club is off to a slow start due to the lack of boats in the community. If you have a boat and would like to get involved, contact Ken. For those who do not have a boat here, Ken will be taking people out on afternoon day trips on an as needed basis. To join or for more information, contact Chair Ken Sommers at 737-6994 or [email protected] Bowling Club A big thank you to all the men and women who joined our Bowling Club! Our club members joined the already established Valencia Palms Bowling League. We meet every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Don Carter Lanes on Military Trail north of Hypoluxo, so come join us! For further information, please call Sally Katz at 732-0725 or email her at [email protected] Everyone is always welcome, including outside friends & family! SAVE THE DATE: Installation Luncheon on Tues., May 13 at Indian Springs Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road in Boynton Beach. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Watson. The cost for members is $38 and for nonmembers it is $40. Please send checks to Doris Ellis at 7603 San Carlos Street, Boynton Beach, 33437. Wellworth Chapter The 2nd Annual Card Party and Luncheon will be on Wed., April 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Start the morning off with a boutique, scrumptious luncheon. The cost is $40 for members and $42 for guests. Send your checks for your table made payable to BUNWC-Wellworth for Gail Newman at 653-2919, and include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the game you are playing and the names of the players at your table. Interested in joining? Want further information about other events and study groups? Call Ronnie Gerstein, VP Membership at 965-9071. There will be an Installation Lunch at Benvenutos Mon., May 5. Everyone is eligible to be a part of this organization. You do not have to be a graduate to join Brandeis Wellworth Chapter. Call Marion at 369-3131 for more details. Bridge Club Both men and women are playing Bridge every Thursday from 1-4pm in the Social Hall. We’d love to have you join us. Contact Phyllis Weiner for details at 736-5718. Looking forward to seeing you. The Cinema Group We had our organizational meeting on Tues., March 18. Our first “real” meeting will be held on Tues., April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. Since our meetings will be held in the social hall, we have almost unlimited space and encourage new members to join us. As envisioned, our monthly meetings will alternate between viewing a classic movie and discussion at one meeting, with the discussion of a current movie, that we view on our own in local theaters, together with the possibility of viewing some additional cinema at that time as well. If you are interested in joining us, please call Chair Martin Hochberg at 733-9222 or [email protected] Brandeis University Women’s Committee Lakes Chapter Please join us on Fri., April 4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a new study group, Six Degrees of Separation. Dr. Robert Watson, Associate of Political Science at FAU and acclaimed author, will present a new session titled “Six Degrees of Separation: The Hidden History of America’s Founding”. This meeting will be held at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray. The cost for members is $15 and for nonmembers it is $18. Call Sara Fiskin at 736-1373 for more information. VALENCIA POINTE 5 CLUB B E AT continued The Computer Club Art Feingold, Charlie Tomko and Alan Paderewski have spent their entire careers working with Information and Computer Technology. We all would like to work with a group of willing and able Valencia Pointers to provide both a bit of education and some fun in the discussion of computer subjects of interest to you. Joining our club can provide a great opportunity for you to upgrade your computer skills in order to help catch up to your children and grandchildren’s PC skill levels. The computer club can help you raise your comfort level and get you started in using email, composing and printing word documents, locating and connecting to lots and lots of information via web sites and jumping into on-line auctions. What other PC subjects will we cover? That’s up to you. We will listen to the members of the club and try to make using their computer less of a mystery and more fun. Please give us a call and let’s get started. Art can be reached at 740-4008 and Alan can be reached at 732-4649. Our next meeting will be held on Tues., April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. The Cooking Connection On Tuesday, March 25, members and guests of The Cooking Connection had an opportunity to enjoy a culinary demonstration and sit-down lunch at Carolina’s in Delray Beach. This was made possible by our friend and neighbor, Bob Conte, former owner of the well-known South Florida restaurant, Rigalo’s. Chef Enrico, owner of Carolina’s, prepared a marvelous 5-course luncheon, designed specifically for our Cooking Connection palates! We had an opportunity to learn some of the chef’s cooking tips, and he was kind enough to provide special recipes for us to take home. No doubt about it, our visit had the recipe for success! Now, here’s something to whet your appetite: Our next “on premises” Cooking Connection activity will be “Just Desserts”, a demonstration of desserts with a “Wow” factor! The time and place is TBA. Please check the community channel, channel 63 and/or our Valencia Pointe website for information. Or just e-mail Suzi Pessin at [email protected] Couples Canasta Club The next meeting of the group will be held on Sun., April 13 at 7 p.m. in Card Room 1 and every second Sunday of the month thereafter. Everyone who attends is a winner! The high scores at the last meeting on March 9 were Ellie & Sy 6 VALENCIA POINTE Levy, Wendy & Elliot Silverman and Sonia & Alvin Freedman. Please contact Alvin Freedman at 742-9393 or [email protected] yahoo.com for information on the group and to reserve for the next meeting. Cultural Arts Club We will meet the first Monday of every month. We are collating your responses to our questionnaire and welcome the chance to talk to you all. Our events are open to all community residents and their guests. We will be attending Master Class at the Maltz Theater in Jupiter on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $41. If we have 20 or more people going to a performance, we may receive a discount and money will be refunded. Please make all checks payable to Valencia Pointe Cultural Arts Club and leave them with an event slip at the Box Office in the Clubhouse. Our next meeting is on Mon., April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Classroom. For more information or if you have any questions, please call Andrea Olkin at 737-9823 or email her at [email protected] Couples Hand & Foot Club We will meet the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. in Card Room 1. Contact Chair Jacki Spiegel at 735-8660. Current Events Club The Current Events club fills a void in the mainstream media with in depth news normally not available. The group has access to intelligence and analysis at our bi-weekly meetings, and each member receives a newsletter covering many current advances in news, finance, health feminism, and additional topics, along with translations, mainly from Arabic. Additionally, speakers will be available for interview and comments, along with a Q&A session. We have had the leader of The Lebanese Government in Exile speak to us and plan on having many more speakers. Our next speaker will be Youseff Bodansky, long time director of the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and author of the NY Times best seller book about Osama Bin Laden. Other well known speakers will be in the future. If possible, we may have debates with people of diverse opinions in areas with which we are all familiar. Additionally, we plan on putting up an Internet Chat board for discussion on the above topics and others requested by members. As a community service, we have provided information on the proper use of email and how to deal with spam and phishing. We will meet every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. Contact Murray Kahl at 733-5686 or [email protected] comcast.net for more information. CLUB B E AT continued Dance Club Gay & Lesbian Club The Dance Club will be for couples and singles to enjoy Salsa, Latin, Ballroom, Line Dancing and more. We will define the club based on the group’s interests with possible nights on the town. For more information contact Mindy Unger at 733-0040 or [email protected] or Maria Marchetti at 734-2501 or [email protected] If you are interested in a gay & lesbian social club to meet new friends and discover new places, please contact Ilene Sokol at 561-375-8519 or [email protected] Dealer’s Choice Poker NEW Come and play poker, $.10, $.20 and $.30 games. This club will meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Poker Room. Contact Chair David Collins at 738-2151 if you are interested in playing. Emergency Committee If you are interested in providing assistance to the community in the case of an emergency such as search and rescue, first responder and hurricane aftermath, please contact Bob Klein, chair of the emergency committee. Bob can be reached at 734-6599 or [email protected].net. 20 people are needed for a CERT class and we need a few more residents to make this happen. Contact Bob if you are interested in this class. Fishing Club Does swapping tips, tactics and tales of past fishing adventures interest you? What about getting together with other “Pointers” to create new ones? If all this is baiting your hook then contact Frank Ingargiola, Chairman of the Fishing Club at 369-5492 or Bill Rosenberg, swabby, at 738-9377 (or email at [email protected]). Club membership is open to both male and female anglers or those that would like to be. Our meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Classroom. Get some handy tips on terminal tackle from our own Capt. Frank. …Are you gonna fish or cut bait? Folk Music, Country & Blue Grass Club If you play guitar, banjo, harmonica, autoharp, fiddle, or if you enjoy singing or just listening, then let’s get together for a fun-filled time. We will make and discuss music while making new friends. Contact Chairs Muriel Kahl at 733-5686, [email protected] or Arthur Liblit at 731-2295, [email protected] com for more information on this fun club. Girl Talk Girl Talk will meet the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. This month’s meeting will be on April 14. We are very excited about the upcoming program we have planned for you. The theme of our next meeting will be Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. We will be having an image consultant do a presentation on how not to look old, (not to mention, ten pounds lighter and ten times better). You will hear advice on the best type of clothing for your figure, as well as advice on eyeglasses, foundation, hair dye, the right color lipstick, nails, shapewear, eyebrows and skin. In addition, we are happy to announce that we will also host a jewelry sale at our April meeting. A Silpada jewelry consultant will be here and if you haven’t seen this jewelry, you are in for a treat. Depending on how much we sell, our club will earn a percentage of the proceeds and this money will help jump-start our work for a Charitable Organization so we can give back to this wonderful community we live in. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this informative and fun evening. If you have not attended a Girl Talk meeting, we welcome you. If you have attended a meeting previously, we look forward to seeing you again. Refreshments will be served and this will be a wonderful opportunity to meet new neighbors and relax. Just a reminder, dues are $25/year (check made out to Girl Talk) and are due at the 2nd meeting you attend. Patti Miller is the Treasurer and if you have any questions regarding dues, please contact Patti at [email protected] Please feel free to contact Chair Lena Reiss at [email protected] or call 375-9244 with any questions regarding this meeting or about the club. Hadassah Reservations for the Women’s Seder, sponsored by Federation, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton on April 3 at 6 p.m. are now closed. The Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah presents, “Inheritance”, a documentary capturing the meeting of Helen, a Schindler’s list survivor and Monica, the daughter of the commandant of Plaszow Concentration Camp. Meet Helen Jonas Rosenzweig, the maid featured in Schindler’s List. The event takes place Sunday, April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Boca West Country Club-Cypress Room. The cost is $18 and includes a dessert VALENCIA POINTE 7 CLUB B E AT continued reception. Become a new Life Member, or upgrade to Life from now until April 6 and enjoy preferred seating and this event for free. For more information call the regional office at 498-1012. Join us for Installation of Officers at the clubhouse Tues., April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. Celebrate Israel’s 60th birthday at the clubhouse on Wed., April 16 at 1 p.m. in the Social Hall. Rabbi Fratello will be the speaker. On May 20 join us in the clubhouse at noon for a light lunch and fashion show. For this event, send your checks for $18 to Lesley Schneider, 6998 Great Falls Circle. The community is invited to all these events. Cards for all occasions are available in support of Hadassah’s good works. Call Doris Perman at 732-2255. Certificates to honor, or memorialize are available. Call Lesley Schneider at 736-2432. Get in on the ground floor of our Hadassah Chapter. Enjoy good company, do good deeds and volunteer. Andrea Olkin, Education V.P. at 737-982; Shelley Simon, Membership V.P. at 369-3842; Joan Sarasky, Fundraising V.P. at 738-8186; Suzi Pessin, Fundraising V.P. at 752-8286; Lesley Schneider, Program V.P. at 736-2432. I’m looking for someone to edit a newsletter for Esther Valencia Pointe Hadassah. Contact President, Rhoda Stein at 752-1863. High Stakes Texas Hold’Em NEW If you would like to play a $1 - $2 Texas Hold’Em game at the clubhouse on Mondays from 7-10 p.m. in the Poker Room, then come join this club. This will be a friendly 3 raise limit game. It will be ideal to have 9 people per table. I have chips for one table so please call if you have a set to bring. If you are interested in playing with us, please contact Dave Orkin at [email protected] bellsouth.net or at 954-298-2078. Investment Club Our club will meet on Mon., April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. For more information please contact Stan Reiss at 375-9244. Low Stakes Poker Club instruction. Other locations for rifle and shotgun practice will be discussed. Please call Chair Stephen Resnick at 733-2245 or e-mail him at [email protected] if you are interested. Men’s Canasta Fun and games begin every Thursday at 7 p.m. For the month of April please note our meeting dates: April 3, 10 and 24 will meet in the Arts & Crafts Room. April 17 will meet in the Social Hall. We have the cards, we have the trays, we have score sheets and pencils. Just bring yourself. New members are welcome. Please contact Alvin Freedman at 742-9393 or [email protected] Men’s Club Mark you calendars… Here are the dates of the next meetings of the Men’s Club: Sun., April 13. The speaker is TBA. On May 18 we will have speaker Ken Brower, noted international news correspondent. Our agenda for June 22 and July 20 are TBA. There will be no meeting in August. We will then meet on September 22. Meetings will be held on the third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. unless there is a conflict. We are planning additional social functions as well. An outing on a gambling ship is in the works. We welcome all suggestions for functions and speakers. Dues for the Men’s Club are $25. Make checks payable to “Valencia Pointe Men’s Club” and send them to Jerry Schneider at 6998 Great Falls Circle, 33437 or drop them off at the Box Office. Anyone wanting to play low stakes poker, $.10 and $.20, come join us every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Poker Room. Contact Chair Sy Levy at 752-9383 or [email protected] for more information. Singles and couples are welcome! Men’s Golf Club Mad Dog Gun Club Men’s Hand & Foot Club The Valencia Pointe Mad Dog Gun Club is now forming. Our purpose, besides socializing and fun, is to provide a club for any resident who is interested in the safe and legal use of firearms and sport shooting. You do not need to own a firearm to join, only be interested in gun ownership. We stress self improvement and education in the safe and responsible use and care of firearms. Pistol, rifle and antique firearms enthusiasts are welcome to join. We anticipate using the Palm Beach Shooting Center in Lake Worth for practice shooting and This club will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Card Room 1. Contact Donald Spiegel at 735-8660 or [email protected] for more information. 8 VALENCIA POINTE If you are interested in golfing, contact Chair Allen Spak at 732-8268. Jerry Kreshover is the co-chair and can be reached at 737-2860 or [email protected] Men’s Softball Team We will have meetings the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Classroom. Anyone with questions or who has interest in joining the team, please call Len Siegel at 732-0336, Stan Greenberg at 740-0472 or Ron Ramunni at 736-9376. Our games are every Sunday and are listed on the calendar, so please come out to support us! CLUB B E AT continued Mixed Doubles Club The first tennis mixed doubles play on Fri., March 7 was a huge success! Twelve couples participated in the event and the weather was prefect. After play there was a pot luck dinner in the clubhouse internet café. There were lots of great dishes and the cozy atmosphere was conducive to socializing. This club will meet the first Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Tennis Courts. Our next meeting date is on Fri., April 4. Please note that the Clubhouse will be closed for preparation for the Grand Opening and there will be no parking at the Tennis Courts or the Clubhouse parking lot. Please make parking arrangements for the Round Robin that evening. We are looking forward to making new friends and having fun playing tennis. or Susan Levine at Please contact Howard H 740-1338 if you are interested. Motorcycle Club Motorc If you ar are interested in joining the Motorcycle Club and like to ride Mo for brunch, lunch, dinner or fo just for fun, please contact Chair Frank Ingargiola at 369-5492. Both men and women are welcome! There are no meetings or dues… Just nice rides! The Music Group Can you play the accordion or any other instrument? Then come join me to form a group of musicians with the intent of getting together to play or form some type of musical group. Contact Chair Brigitte Valenti at 375-9438 if you are interested. Call Fran at 498-1771 for more information. Checks must be received by May 13. For membership information call Suzi Pessin at 752-8286. For community service information and opportunities call Linda Strick at 865-1223 or Rahle Hurwitz at 381-7556. Any members interested in volunteering for a number of positions available for the 2008/09 year, call Claire Pickman at 637-6361 or Fran Thorz at 498-1771. Needlepoint p Club Thi club will be meeting on This Fri., April 11 in the Classroom Fri. of our clubhouse at 10 a.m. Our scheduled meeting dates, thereafter, will be the first Friday the of e every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. p Potential new members are welcome to walk in and say “hello”. “he For further information, please ple contact co-chairs Sheila Bluestein at 735-3656 or Ellen Wild W at 740-4879. ORT America – Florida Region We had our first “New Wave” initiative and word is out about what ORT America is doing around the world. Today ORT’s global network of schools, colleges and training programs are in 63 countries. ORT educates more students worldwide than any other nonprofit organization. For many students, ORT is the only link to their Jewish heritage. Three million students have graduated from ORT schools and programs since 1880, 270,000 students are enrolled in ORT programs annually, 800 ORT schools and programs are in operation worldwide, 120 different fields of study are available in the ORT curriculum and 25% of Israel’s high-tech workface are ORT graduates. ORT America is Educating Individuals, Impacting Communities and Improving the World. We are planning our next exciting event and hope that you will join us. Look for our article in the next issue of the Focal Pointe. If you are interested in learning more about our vital programs, projects and upcoming events, please contact Gina Resnick at 733-2245, Dee Schreer at 737-8499 or Annette Holland at 470-9006. NCJW NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN will be having their closing event of the season on Tues., May 20 at Valencia Palms Social Hall at 11 a.m. We have a very special program set up, “TASTE AND LEARN”, with chef Robin Lynch. Robin worked under Wolfgang Puck for 20 years, both in Los Angeles at Spago and at Postrio in San Francisco. She was the first women chef hired by him. She now has her own catering company here in South Florida and will be demonstrating “appetizers and desserts” for us. We will get to taste everything and take home all the recipes. The cost is $20 for members and $25 non-members. Please make checks payable to NCJW and send them to 6568 Hermosa Beach Lane, Delray Beach, FL. 33446. Pawprints on Your Heart Club NEW The objective of this new club is to form a network of caring individuals who are willing g to share the love they have with their ir special pets to bring happiness and cheer heer to others. It will be the goal of this his group to provide affection and d comfort, through their pets, to hospice patients and nursing home residents. In order forr py your dog to become a “Therapy d. Dog” he/she must get certified. This cost will be the owner’ss n responsibility. The certification is most rewarding to you and your pet! If you are serious about joining this club, please contact Sheila Bluestein at 735-3656. VALENCIA POINTE 9 CLUB B E AT continued Performing Arts Club Restaurant Club Plans are underway for the club’s first show at Valencia Pointe: Broadway’s Best Musical Hits From Forgotten Shows, with an all star cast on Super Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Resident tickets are $15. Contact the Box Office to purchase tickets. Following on Super Saturday, June 21, The Musical Treasures of America’s Sweetheart Dinah Shore, starring Madeline Kern. Resident tickets are $12. Our July 4 celebration will be the George Michael Cohan musical Pot Luck Show. Admission is free and you bring the food for the party. We still need stage hands, singers, actors and more to join our Social Club to help with refreshments, seating, hosting and programs. Membership is FREE and your reward is to be able to attend all our shows FREE. Contact Theatre Co-Chair Ira Hockman at 737-4357. Join our Social Chairs Rochelle Cohen at 731-1744, Joyce Moskowitz at 737- 7172 or Gloria Shanken at 734-8580. Other musical programs will be staged concert. FINIANS RAINBOW, THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, AN EVENING WITH TEVYE & GOLDE. Tickets for all shows will be sold at the Box Office. Contact Chair Burt Richards at 734-7263 for more details regarding the Performing Arts Club. Anyone interested in finding the best restaurants in the area and sampling cuisine from all over the world? If so, this club is for you. Our members arrange dining experiences for their co-members. The April 16 event is at Cabana El Rey has been cancelled. Please watch the website and community channel for a new April event. Contact Chair Lawrence Stolbach at 516-457-1701 or Co-Chair Richard Levine at 736-5262 for more information. Photography Club The next meeting of the Photography Club will be on Thurs., April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. We will be reviewing images taken at our field trip to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. You may view images on the web at http://www.valenciapointeha.com/Morikami. ww valenciapointeha com/Morikami html. Hope to see you all at the meeting with your images. Contact Chair Ken Sommers at 737-6994 or [email protected] earthlink.net for more information. Rockodiles Your Rockodile board members: the Pessins, Schneiders, Diamonds, Saraskys and Monacos, once again want to thank the many remarkable friends & neighbors who offered helping hands putting together another Rockodile event collectively. The second Rock & Roll dance party will take place on Sunday, April 6 in our fantastic Social Hall. More fun is in store for you! There’s something for everyone. Do the Stroll, the Twist and the Mashed Potato! Socialize, sing along and reminisce! Enjoy a selection of after-dinner treats and soft drinks. You’re welcome to BYOB. “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” that “Those Oldies But Goodies” are waiting for you! Become a Rockodile member and “Let the Good Times Roll!” We have two more exciting events schedules for this Autumn: October 25 and December 13. For further information, e-mail Allan or Suzi Pessin at [email protected] Runner’s/Walking Club Calling all runners and walkers: Please bring your ideas for fun walks and runs. Our next meeting will be on Wed., April 2 at 1 p.m. in the Classroom. Contact Chairs Mindy Unger at 733-0040, [email protected], or Ann Sommers at 737-6994, [email protected] Pinochle This club will meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Card Room 1. If you are interested in playing please contact Chair Richie Levine at 736-5262. This club is for beginners and advanced players. Poker Club Anyone wanting to play cards — 7-card high/low $1 and $2 — please join this club. We play every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. in the Poker Room. Contact Chair Sy Levy at 752-9383 or [email protected] yahoo.com for more information. Players are still welcome! 10 VALENCIA POINTE Singles Club NEW You asked for it and now you got it! Sandra Chane has graciously offered to Chair the Singles Club and looks forward to everyone’s wonderful ideas for events and activities. There will be a Meet & Greet Informational meeting on Fri., April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. Come meet other singles and start new friendships for both men and women. Contact Sandra at 737-6349 or 954-288-6084 to join this club. CLUB B E AT continued Snowbirds Club Travel Club Our next meeting will be held on Wed., April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Classroom. It will be our last meeting of The Snowbird Season. Please RSVP for this meeting by April 6. The Snowbirds Club Season for 2009 will start in November of 2008. The paid membership event will take place in December of 2008 or January of 2009. Contact Chair Vivian Drucker at 736-3479 or [email protected] for further information. We are now in need of new Chairs and Co-Chairs for the Travel Club. We are looking for residents not affiliated with travel agencies to chair this club so everyone can give their fair bid for trips for the future. Please contact the Lifestyle Staff at 364-2050 if you are interested so we may get this club up and running again. Sunshine Committee Anyone interested in extending a warm and friendly greeting to our neighbors, to help celebrate good times and comfort in times of need, contact the committee to join us. We will meet the third Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Classroom. Let’s network to spread our sunshine! Please call Beverly Berkowitz at 561-738-0062. Tennis Club Please mark your calendars: Our club has reserved the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room as a meeting place. The standing agenda for the business portion of the meeting will include reports by our officers and our pro, court needs, rules and related issues, updates by our team, socials and other programming. Refreshments and socializing will follow. Please contact Mike Stein before the meeting if you would like to add something to the agenda. About 35 players turned out for our February 1 Round-Robin. Our rescheduled February 23 Round-Robin coincided with the opening of our clubhouse and the internet café was a great place to hold our pizza party. Howard and Susan Levine ran a Mixed-Doubles RoundRobin March 7 and have planned another Mixed Doubles Round Robin for Friday, April 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please note that the Clubhouse will be closed for preparation for the Grand Opening and there will be no parking at the Tennis Courts or the Clubhouse parking lot. Please make parking arrangements for the Round Robin that evening. Contact Howard or Susan Levine at 740-1338 for more information. Our team is in the middle of the pack in it’s new higher division and will probably split up into two teams next season. The playoffs are in April and, if we don’t qualify in the higher division, having finished in 1st place, we automatically qualify in the lower division. Hope to see you at our May meeting on Mon., May 26. Contact President Mike Stein at 752-1863 for further information. Texas Hold’ Em Anyone wanting to play 7 card Texas Hold’ Em, high hand, come join us the first, second and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Poker Room. Contact Chair Richard Diamond at 734-7671, [email protected] or Co-Chair Fran Stillman at 732-0722, [email protected] Wine Club II The new Wine Club II met in the Arts & Crafts Room on Thurs., March 20 and kicked off our wine program. We had a good time discussing and drinking the Wines of Italy. Our next wine club meeting will be held on Thurs., April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. Remember, we will meet the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. and make sure you bring a wine glass. Please contact Irv Rubenstein at 737-6066 or [email protected] for more information. Women’s Book Club Our next Women’s Book Club date is Wed., April 30. We will be discussing Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. With its spotlight on elephants, Gruen’s romantic pageturner hinges on the human-animal bonds that drove her debut and its sequel, Riding Lessons and Flying Changes. The 1 p.m. meeting will be hosted by Regina Resnick at 6927 Great Falls Circle. The 7 p.m. meeting will be hosted by Roz Alster at 7290 Greenport Cove. All members should RSVP to Rhona Leff at [email protected] and at 846-1408 or Barbara Rothman at [email protected] and at 739-9799 so we know which meeting you will be attending. If you are not a member of the Women’s Book Club and would like to become one, contact Rhona or Barbara. Women’s Hand & Foot Club This club will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Card Room 1. Contact Jacki Spiegel at 735-8660 for more information. VALENCIA POINTE 11 CLASS CONNECTION 3D Art Class We are happy to welcome Marilyn & Morry who will be instructing this class together for our Valencia Pointe residents. The craft of 3 dimensional art has become an exclusive leisure activity and hobby for many people. Marilyn has an art background and has created many businesses of her own in the art field. Morry is an Architect and a water colorist as well. Together they have blended their creativity into 3D Art, an art form which doesn’t require natural artistic ability. Through their guidance and instruction you will create a work of art that “you won’t believe I did it”. They have successfully taught at neighboring communities for the past 6 years including past Valencias. This class will be offered every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts Room. The cost is $70/5 sessions. Tool kits will be available for a one time purchase starting the first class. You will also be able to purchase your projects (set of 6 pictures you will work on during the session as well as the cutting guide) ranging from $18-$50. Sign-up at the Box Office for this creative class today! ActShop Class Burt Richards is a Carbonell Award Winning Producer, Theater Critic, Actor, Entertainer, Lecturer and Author, who has been a member of Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild for over 43 years. He is now offering to help you with acting, reading and performing every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. starting April 8 in the classroom. If you are interested in these FREE lessons, please contact Burt at 734-7263. Ballroom Dance Come and experience the fun and excitement of Social Ballroom dancing. Talented instructors Ellen and Don Padden have been instructing for many years, and dancing together even longer. With experience in many of the gated communities, including Valencia Falls, Valencia Shores, Valencia Palms, Ponte Vecchio West and Tivoli Lakes, we are happy to welcome them into the Valencia Pointe community. In these classes couples will learn hot Latin and beautiful Ballroom Dances, the sexy Tango, energizing Swing, saucy Mambo, elegant Waltz, smooth Foxtrot, and many more. Two sessions will be held, 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. at a cost of $65 per couple per session. Each session will consist of 5 classes held on Monday evenings in the Social Hall except for the second Monday of the month where it will be in the Aerobics Studio. Each session requires a minimum of 10 couples to run the class. Please sign up at the Box Office. 12 VALENCIA POINTE Body Sculpting This class is a total body workout using weights, resistance bands & body bars. Total Health Systems offers this class to you every Monday and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. The cost of the class is $54 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office today! Beginner Bridge We would like to welcome ACBL Certified instructor, Marilyn Kroll, who will broaden your Bridge horizons. Marilyn comes to us from Chicago, IL where she taught in many country club settings and is currently teaching at a few clubs in Palm Beach County, including past Valencias. Beginner Bridge is a basic class for those who have had little or no bridge experience. The class will be offered every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in Card Room 1. The cost is $85 for 8 sessions and we need a minimum of 12 people. Sign up at the Box Office today. Hand & Foot This class will be taught by Jacki Spiegel on the second Wednesday of every month from 7-10 p.m. in Card Room 1. This class is FREE and you will learn how to play in one session! A minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 8 players are needed to hold the class. Contact Jacki at 735-8660 for more details. Beginner Israeli Folk Dance Class Come get your heart ticking and your feet moving to the traditional music of Israel. Diane Kopecky is a retired school administrator from Long Island, N.Y. She has taught classes in folk dance to adults as well as seniors and children. In addition to teaching, she has performed with many different groups and has studied with some of the best folk dance teachers. This class will be taught in a repetitive style so everyone can feel comfortable. No experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun and move! Come join us on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall starting April 9 until May 15. The cost is $50 for 6 weeks. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sneakers are okay. Sign up at the Box Office. We need a minimum of 8 people to hold this class. CLASS CONNECTION continued Jazz Dance Tai Chi Let’s welcome Terry Katz who will be teaching you jazz dance movements—Fosse style, as well as show dance routines such as “One” from A Chorus Line, All That Jazz, Steam Heat and many more. If you really love to dance, take this class. Terry has been teaching dance since she was 12 years old! Her forte is Jazz and Tap although she has also taught ballroom, ballet, acrobatics and baton. Terry has experience in many adult communities including past Valencias. We will be offering this class every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. She needs a minimum of 10 people in a class and the cost is $32 per student for four classes. Please sign up at the Box Office today for this fun dance class! This class involves moving motion to balance the body, mind and spirit. It will strengthen your immune system, reduce anxiety and improve your digestive systems. Total Health Systems offers this class every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. This class is for levels 1, 2 and 3. The cost is $54 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office for this class today! Line Dance Valencia Pointe is happy to welcome Ruth Goodstein, who will be instructing the Line Dance classes. Ruth has been teaching line dance since 1993, as well as East Coast Swing, 2 Step, Country Waltz and Specialty Couples Dancing. In 1999, Ruth located to South Florida, where she has been teaching at the Jewish Community Center in Boynton Beach, the Boynton Beach Senior Center and many developments in the West Boynton Beach area, including past Valencias. Her main goal for all of her students is to “have fun, enjoy what they’re doing and dance as if no one is watching.” This is not your typical country western boot scootin’ class. Our upbeat instructor takes you step-by-step through many different genres of music from country-western to Latin. The actual class will run as a six week session. All classes will be held on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. Cost for this class is $40 per person. The sessions require a minimum of 10 people. Flat shoes are required. Cowboy boots, sneakers and heals are not permitted. Registration for this class will begin right away. Contact the Box Office for more information. Beginner Pan Valencia Pointe resident Sharon Goodhart will be offering FREE Panguingue classes to all those interested in learning the game. Please contact Sharon at 737-0073 or [email protected] so she can schedule classes at the clubhouse today! Pilates This class will work your abdominals and boost your core strength to improve posture and form. Total Health Systems offers this class every Friday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. This is for levels 1, 2 and 3. The cost is $18 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office for this class today! Tao Yoga This yoga class is a gentle way of moving and breathing to increase energy, balance, focus & relaxation. The untraditional postures include standing, sitting and lying down. Total Health Systems offers this class every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. This class is for levels 1, 2 and 3. The cost is $30 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office for this class today! Water Aerobics Come and increase balance, flexibility & range of motion safely while improving your cardiovascular system using a noodle & water weights. Total Health Systems offers this class every Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. in the Pool. This class is for levels 1 and 2. The cost is $48 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office for this class today! Weight Watchers This group is meeting weekly on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. in the clubhouse at Valencia Falls. New members are always welcome! The cost is $104 for an 8-week series. If you are interested in participating, please contact Amber in the Box Office. Zumba This high energy class offers a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes creating a fun, dynamic & effective fitness class. Zumba combines easyto-follow dance steps with fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Total Health Systems offers this class every Thursday from 8-9 a.m. in the Aerobics Studio. This class will have levels of 1, 2 and 3. The cost is $24 for the month of April. Sign up with THS in the gym office for this class today! VALENCIA POINTE 13 PHOTO GALLERY Rockodiles Dance The Rockodiles Club had their first Rock-n-Roll Dance on Saturday, March 1. The dance floor in our beautiful social hall was filled with enormous energy as over 180 club members rock-and-rolled to DeeJay Gene Rondinelli’s music from their teen years! Some Rockodiles wore their saddle shoes, penny loafers, class rings, frat pins, rolled-up dungarees, school sweaters, leather jackets, slicked hair or ponytails and really got “in the mood!” Karaoke, creative decor and refreshments added to the fun-filled, retro-filled evening! Clubhouse Opening Day We opened up the beautiful Valencia Pointe Clubhouse on Saturday, Feb. 23. Trollies picked up the residents for a light breakfast and they all enjoyed walking the new facility. Festivities included dancing, gym demos, swimming and enjoying all the wonderful rooms of the new clubhouse. Our beautiful clubhouse will provide many exciting events and ch cherished memories for many more y years to come. 14 VALENCIA POINTE Greetings from your Total Health Systems Staff The most frequently asked questions by the 55 and older generation are: in joint range of motion, improved balance, increased lean body mass, decreased percentage of body fat, improved glucose tolerance and cholesterol status, decreased level of stress, enhanced sense of well-being, and improved ability to carry out activities of daily living. enjoyable. Resistance training using weights, bands, machines and balls targets your major muscle groups. Cardio exercise which increases your heart rate involves walking, swimming or using a treadmill, elliptical or bike. Resistance and Cardio exercise should be combined as a regularly scheduled exercise program. A personal trainer will take you step by step and begin a fitness program designed for you. If you are you interested in one-on-one personal training, please call 706-1141. The THS personal trainers are here to help you reach your goals. Join a class and have some fun while exercising with your neighbors. Check out our class program calendar. The THS class program has three levels of intensity that consist of: Level 1 — Beginner intensity workout, Level 2 — Intermediate intensity workout and Level 3 — Advanced intensity workout. If you need to shed some pounds, why not try the Smart for Life cookie program? Eat cookies & lose weight. This weight management program was designed by a doctor who is a Board Certified specialist. Call for information or to schedule an appointment. Our massage therapists are helping many residents relax while soothing their sore aching muscles. It is a great stress releaser. Treat yourself or someone you care about to an enjoyable and relaxing gift. Gift certificates are available for special occasions. Please call us to schedule your massage appointment today! Physical and Occupational Therapy, paid by Medicare, are available in the fitness center or your home. Please call us to receive information regarding your therapy. Whatever activity you choose, it should be convenient and Eat healthy, exercise and remember your vitamins! Q: Why is a personal trainer so important? A: You receive a free evaluation. It is the safest way to start an exercise program. The trainer knows all the muscle groups and will personally create a custom exercise program for you. Q: How do I counteract the effects of aging? A: Start an exercise program. The science of aging indicates that chronic disease and disability are not inevitable. The choices you make today will impact you later. Q: What are the common characteristics of aging? A: Decreased maximum heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased use of medications, react slower to situations, progressive loss of bone mass, loss of muscle strength, declining flexibility, increased tendency towards dehydration, increased susceptibility to soreness and injury, and problems with falling and balance. Q: What are the benefits of routine exercise? A: Increased strength, increased bone density, improvements ANNOUNCEMENTS • Happy belated 60th Birthday hday to Samuel Unger on March h5 • Happy Birthday to 8 Susan Levine on April 18 • Happy Anniversary to Susan & Howard Levine on April 19 • Happy Birthday to Sheldon Walitt on April 19 • Happy Birthday to Howard Levine on April 26 • Happy Birthday to Fran Stillman on April 27 The Restaurant Club would d like to wish a Healthy and Happyy Birthday to: • Peter Shorenstein on April 2 • Jackie Trobman on April pril 27 Are you celebrating a birthday, hday, anniversary or do you havee a joyous event that you would like to share? Write down the details and drop it by the Box Office in the Clubhouse by the 10th of the current month to appear in the next issue of the newsletter. Newsletter Block Captains Needed Newsletter Block Captains are still needed in the following areas: Pod Positions to Fill C E F H 1 Main Captain is Needed 2 Main & 4 Back Ups are Needed 2 Main & 1 Back Up are Needed 2 Back Ups are Needed If you wish to volunteer for a position, please contact Jennifer. CLUBHOUSE RULES • There are no dogs allowed at the Clubhouse, inside or outside on the pool deck area. You will be asked to leave. • Food and beverages are not allowed inside the clubhouse or outside on the pool deck area except for in the Internet Café. This is to ensure that your new clubhouse stays beautiful. Bottled water is accepted. • You are asked to wear soft soled shoes in the Aerobics Studio only. All other shoes will damage the floor. • No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the resistance pool. VALENCIA POINTE 15 LANG MANAGEMENT OFFICE HOURS/REMINDERS Customer Service Tennis Rules Office Hours are Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wed. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can reach Linda Duggan at 424-9404 and the fax number is 424-9414. Other phone numbers for Lang include: 276-7279 (toll free), 561-750-1477 or [email protected] langmanagement.com (Please note that this is for regular service requests-landscaping and irrigation. Warranty issues are to be addressed with GL Homes at 866-979-2424.) Please be aware of the following rules of using the Valencia Pointe tennis courts. The courts are a beautiful and welcome addition to our community. Let’s take care of them together! • Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Courts are for use by Valencia Pointe residents and their guests only • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 • Play limit is 1 ½ hours for doubles and 1 hour for singles when others are waiting • No food, breakable containers or intoxicants are permitted in the tennis area • Trash must be placed in containers • The Association and its Board are not responsible for lost or stolen items • Proper tennis attire and shoes are required on the courts • No profane language or unsportsmanlike conduct in the tennis area • No smoking or pets permitted Valencia Pointe Gatehouse 561-740-4895 Re-Sales All re-sales of homes must submit an application to Lang Management at least 30 days prior to closing. Applications are available by calling Linda at 750-8800 at Lang’s Corporate Office. Parking Overnight street parking is not permitted. Architectural Control Committee ACC applications for all exterior modifications are available at the Sales Center. They will be processed after all information is received, including the placement of the modification indicated on a copy of your final site plan. Send the completed application to Linda Duggan at Lang’s Corporate Office for processing. Incomplete forms will not be processed and will be returned to you for completion. Safety Do not leave cars unlocked. Gate clickers can be stolen which can grant unlimited access to the community. Signs Dogs Signs are not permitted at any home or on any element of the Association Property. This includes, but is not limited to, signs for Open House or For Sale, and any contractor advertising. This is a reminder that when walking your dogs, your dog must be on a leash! This is not only required by the Valencia Pointe documents but a requirement by Palm Beach County as well. Please note you must also pick up your dog’s droppings and dispose of them in acceptable manners. There are many who are not complying and will be fined if caught. Thank you for helping to keep this community clean! Trash Trash must be placed in a plastic bag, inside a locking container curbside no sooner that the night before pickup. If you have cardboard boxes, please be so kind as to break them down, otherwise Waste Management will not pick them up. Pickup days are Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday pickup is trash and vegetation; Friday is trash and recyclables. For any bulk removal, please contact Waste Management at 561-697-2700. Mail Delivery Once you receive curbside mail delivery, please turn in your mailbox keys to Gary at the Sales Center. There is a $10 fee for keys not turned in. Thank you! IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS GL Main Customer Service Line ......... 866-979-2424 GL Warrenty Service Examples include any warranty services needed inside your home..................................866-979-2424 Valencia Sales Office .................................. 738-5100 Lifestyle Office.....................................561-364-2050 Valencia Pointe Gatehouse ................561-740-4895 Lang Management: Customer Service Stacey Perlman .................. 561-750-1477 / 276-7279 Email: .................... [email protected] Accounting Dept. ................................561-750-8800 Billing Questions to Patricia Coggins Lisa Littman, Property Manager Linda Duggan, Administrative Assistant Please do NOT pick up the emergency phones around the clubhouse or at the tennis courts unless you are having an emergency. These phones automatically dial 911 and send emergency response personnel. IMPORTANT WAYS TO GET LIFESTYLE INFORMATION Community Channel — Please tune in to channel 63 on your televisions to get the latest updates on all events, activities, clubs and classes. It is updated weekly. If you would like something posted on the community channel, please contact the Lifestyle Office. Website — Please visit our community website at www.valenciapointeha.com for information of what’s happening in Valencia Pointe. Please note that our web master, Ken Sommers, updates this website daily. Some residents might not see what has been updated. To solve this problem, please click the F5 key on your computer or your refresh button on your screen. This refreshes the page with the most current version of the Website. If you have any problems, please contact Ken Sommers or the Lifestyle Staff. Enjoy! 16 VALENCIA POINTE APRIL VALENCIA POINTE SUNDAY L O C A T I O N MONDAY L E G E N D A&C Arts & Crafts Room IC Internet Café AS Aerobics Studio P Pool C Classroom PR Poker Room CK Catering Kitchen SH Social Hall CR1 Card Room 1 TC Tennis Court CR2 Card Room 2 Check the website and comm. channel for updates. All events are rain or shine unless otherwise specified. 2pm Hadassah’s “Inheritance” Meeting (Boca West CC) 7pm Rockodiles Dance (SH) 6 10am Men’s Club Breakfast (SH) 7pm Bingo (SH) 7pm Couples Canasta (CR1) 13 20 5pm Beach Party (Gulfstream Park) Happy Birthday Fran Stillman Happy Birthday Jackie Trobman 27 Calendar of Events TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 9am Tai Chi (AS) 9am Sony/Ericsson Open (Key Biscane) 10:30am Jazz Dance (AS) 1pm Men’s Hand & Foot Club (CR1) 1pm Women’s Hand & Foot Club (CR1) 7pm Poker Club (PR) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 10:30am Tao Yoga (AS) 10:30am Brandeis Wellworth Chapter Luncheon 12:30pm Bowling Club (Don Carters) 1pm Run/Walk Club Meeting (C) 7pm Texas Hold ’Em Club(PR) NCJW Women’s Seder (SH) 1 FRIDAY SATURDAY 8am Zumba (AS) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 9am Stroke of the Week (TC) 1pm Beginner Bridge (CR1) 1pm Bridge Club (SH) 7pm Mah Jongg Class (CR1) 7pm Men’s Canasta (A&C) 7pm Dealer’s Choice Poker (PR) 7:30 Photo Club Meeting (SH) CLUBHOUSE CLOSED! 9am Doubles Strategy (TC) CLUBHOUSE GRAND OPENING EVENT 5:30pm Pre-Show Cocktail Reception 7pm First Show 7:45pm Pre-Show Cocktail Reception 9:15pm Second Show 8am Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 10:30am Israeli Folk Dance Class (SH) 10:30am Tao Yoga (AS) 12:30pm Bowling Club (Don Carters) 3pm Movie Matinee (SH) 7pm Hand & Foot Class (CR1) 7pm Texas Hold ’Em Club(PR) 7pm Snowbirds Club Meeting (C) 7:30pm Current Events Club Mtg. (A&C) 8am Zumba (AS) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 9am Stroke of the Week (TC) 1pm Beginner Bridge (CR1) 1pm Bridge Club (SH) 7pm Mah Jongg Class (CR1) 7pm Men’s Canasta (A&C) 7pm Dealer’s Choice Poker (PR) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 9:15am Pilates (AS) 10am Needlepoint Club (C) 7pm Singles Club Meeting (A&C) 9 10 11 8am-Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 10:30am Israeli Folk Dance Class (SH) 10:30am Tao Yoga (AS) 12:30pm Bowling Club (Don Carters) 1pm Hadassah Meeting (SH) 7pm Texas Hold ’Em Club (PR) 7pm Men’s Softball Team Mtg. (C) 8am Zumba (AS) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 9am Stroke of the Week (TC) 11am Sunshine Committee Mtg. (C) 1pm Beginner Bridge (CR1) 1pm Bridge Club (SH) 7pm Mah Jongg Class (CR1) 7pm Men’s Canasta (SH) 7pm Dealer’s Choice Poker (PR) 7pm Wine Club II Meeting (A&C) 7:30pm Fishing Club Meeting (C) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 9:15am Pilates (AS) 7pm Couples Hand & Foot Club (CR1) 8pm Young Adult Mixer (IC) 8am Zumba (AS) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 9am Stroke of the Week (TC) 1pm Beginner Bridge (CR1) 1pm Bridge Club (SH) 7pm Mah Jongg Class (CR1) 7pm Men’s Canasta (A&C) 7pm Dealer’s Choice Poker (PR) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 9:15am Pilates (AS) 7:30pm Movie Night (SH) 9am Doubles Strategy (TC) 24 25 26 2 Happy Birthday Peter Shorenstein 8am Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Weight Watchers (V. Falls) 9:30am 3D Art Class (A&C) 10am Canasta Class (CR1) 10am Line Dance (AS) 10:30am Bible Study (C) 1:30pm 3D Art Class (A&C) 7pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 7pm High Stakes Texas Hold’Em (PR) 7pm Low Stakes Poker (PR) 7pm Pinochle (CR1) 7pm Cultural Arts Club Meeting (C) 8pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 10:30am Jazz Dance (AS) 11am ActShop Class (C) 7pm Poker Club (PR) 7pm Hadassah Meeting (SH) 8am Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Weight Watchers (V. Falls) 9:30am 3D Art Class (A&C) 10am Canasta Class (CR1) 10am Line Dance (AS) 10:30am Bible Study (C) 1:30pm 3D Art Class (A&C) 7pm Ballroom Dance (AS) 7pm High Stakes Texas Hold’Em (PR) 7pm Low Stakes Poker (PR) 7pm Pinochle (CR1) 7pm Girl Talk Meeting (SH) 7:30pm Bird & Nature Club Mtg. (A&C) 7:30pm Investment Club (C) 8pm Ballroom Dance (AS) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 10:30am Jazz Dance (AS) 7pm Poker Club (PR) 7pm The Cinema Group Mtg. (SH) 8am Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Weight Watchers (V. Falls) 9:30am 3D Art Class (A&C) 10am Canasta Class (CR1) 10am Line Dance (AS) 10:30am Bible Study (C) 1:30pm 3D Art Class (A&C) 7pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 7pm High Stakes Texas Hold’Em (PR) 7pm Low Stakes Poker (PR) 7pm Pinochle (CR1) 8pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 9am Tai Chi (AS) 10:30am Jazz Dance (AS) 11am ActShop Class (C) 7pm Poker Club (PR) 8am Tennis 1-2-3 (TC) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 10:30am Israeli Folk Dance Class (SH) 10:30am Tao Yoga (AS) 12:30pm Bowling Club (Don Carters) 7:30pm Current Events Club Meeting (A&C) 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Weight Watchers (V. Falls) 9:30am 3D Art Class (A&C) 10am Canasta Class (CR1) 10am Line Dance (AS) 10:30am Bible Study (C) 1:30pm 3D Art Class (A&C) 7pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 7pm High Stakes Texas Hold’Em (PR) 7pm Low Stakes Poker (PR) 7pm Pinochle (CR1) 7pm Tennis Club Meeting (A&C) 8pm Ballroom Dance (SH) 22 9am Tai Chi (AS) 10:30am Jazz Dance (AS) 7pm Poker Club (PR) 7pm Computer Club Meeting (A&C) 23 7 14 21 28 8 15 29 16 9am Body Sculpting (AS) 9am Water Aerobics (P) 10:30am Israeli Folk Dance Class (SH) 10:30am Tao Yoga (AS) 12:30pm Bowling Club (Don Carters) 1pm Women’s Book Club (Regina Resnick’s Home) 7pm Women’s Book Club (Roz Alster’s Home) 30 THURSDAY 3 17 11:30am Brandeis Lakes Chapter Meeting (FAU) 6pm Mixed Doubles Tennis (TC) 4 Happy Birthday Susan Levine 18 5 9am Doubles Strategy (TC) 5pm Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet (SH) 12 9am Doubles Strategy (TC) 4:30pm ALS Walk (Roger Dean Stadium) Happy Birthday Sheldon Walitt Happy Anniversary Susan & Howard Levine 19 Happy Birthday Howard Levine Box Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch. VALENCIA POINTE Contact Information AMBER CASTONGUAY Lifestyle Director / Clubhouse Manager [email protected] JAIME BRALTS / Social Director JENNIFER FOWLER / Social Director TERRY JACOBS / Box Office Administrator [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]mes.com 6395 Castle Gate Boulevard • Boynton Beach, FL 33437 • 561.364.2050 LANG MANAGEMENT OFFICE HOURS Office Hours are Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wed. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. VALENCIA POINTE BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. Closed daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for lunch.
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