NOVEMBER 4 ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY

NOVEMBER 4
ELECTION DAY
NOVEMBER 11
VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER 27
THANKSGIVING DAY
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Manager’s Report:
Carl Romano
Park Manager
We are starting to feel the cool days of autumn
and our seasonal Shareholders are flocking
back to Venice Isle. The erosion control
project for Lake Bello has already started and
work on Lake Placido should be starting soon.
We also have Sarasota County working in the
Park on what they refer to as the “water loop
project”. Their sub-contractor, De Jong
Excavating have been digging along Via
Veneto. They are replacing some of the
underground incoming domestic water lines.
We plan on re-finishing the hot tub surface at
Clubhouse # 2 as the surface has become
stained. We were also able to get the Men’s
Sauna at the bathroom working.
I am happy to report that VIHO sold the last
vacant lot that we owned, which was located at
701 Roma Road.
We are looking at replacing the Gazebo across
Cortina Blvd from Clubhouse # 2. The present
structure in made of wood and a lot of the
wood is starting to rot.
We will also be adding a step on the courtesy
bus to make it easier for residents to get off
and on the bus.
The Beautification Committee has been
working on a new flowering plants for the front
entrance of the Park and also for the front
entrance of Clubhouse # 2.
NOTES FROM NEVILLE:
I STILL NEED HELP!! I am almost out of
homes to sell and I have buyers lined up and
waiting. We have had a great summer and
home values are increasing. If you are thinking
of selling please call me to discuss what your
values have increased to. We dropped again
to only 3 homes for sale in the whole Park. If
you are looking to buy, do not wait too long.
This is a small number for sale in our Park and
they are going fast, as fast I list them. We are
in need of homes to sell since our inventory is
so low. If you are thinking of ending your stay
in paradise, I am sorry, but give me a call and I
will be glad to talk with you about how I can
help. If you have any questions, we will be
glad to offer our expertise in the Venice Isle
real estate market. We are the number one
Home seller in Venice Isles and do not take
your buyers to other Parks.
Don’t forget Venice Isle Real Estate is your
company! When Venice Isle Real Estate Sales
makes a sale (buying or selling) 30% is paid to
the park, keeping your maintenance fees
lower. When an outside real estate company
sells a home in our Park (buying or selling),
None of their commission goes back to the
Park. So whether you are buying OR selling,
use your company to help support your Park.
Our sales commission is a low 5 and 1/2 % of
the sale price, so call me about how I can help.
If I list and sell a home for $70,000 then the
commission is $3,850.00, 30% of that goes
back to the park ($1,155) in expenses and paid
rent.
If you are interested in the homes we have,
please stop by the office and I would love to
show you around the Park.
Neville Demo,
Broker for Venice Isle Real Estate
1-941-920-4598 anytime cell
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Maintenance Report October 2014
Repairs and Installations - in addition to
regularly scheduled maintenance activities.
This has been a very busy Summer for the
parks employees I will recap our activities to
date for the record. All out buildings at CH#1
were painted with white Olympic outdoor Semi
Gloss paint after power washing. This project
includes the Bus Stop, Pool Side Cabana,
Shuffle Board Courts shade shelter and Picnic
shelter. We also resided the Shuffle Board and
Horse Shoe pit's storage building with Hardy
Board, trimmed it out with Vinyl boards and
painted the structure. Power washing of both
pool decks were completed and power
washing of the stone on CH#2 has been
completed along with sidewalks, ramps and
stairs. An area at CH#1 called the News Paper
vending area was constructed with crushed
shells and landscaping bricks for a better
foundation for the vending machines and
aesthetic appeal. Some of the hand rails and
pool gates at CH#2 were also repainted along
with the blue light posts. 23 trees were planted
around CH#1 and CH#2 they are the Royal
Poinciana and Jacaranda trees. 5 trees in front
of CH#2 were removed and roots dug up in
preparation of re-landscaping, many of the
shrubs and plants were 25-30 years old. We
have installed 9 new palm trees in front of
CH#2 and had landscape drawing done by
Edgewood Nursery. This will give us an up to
date look, and a great enhancement to the
building exterior. The clearing out of this area
was a task in its self as it took us over two
weeks to clear the area and remove the root
structures. New Irrigation was install and final
hookup was completed by Tom Miller Irrigation.
The old fire pits at CH#1 were removed, we
replaced these pits with Park Style charcoal
grills. We installed a metal garbage can
complete with whisk broom and dust pan and
wire brush to clean the grates and ashes. By
the time you read this report in the Islander the
landscaping in the front of CH#2 should be
completed. We installed new sewer venting at
CH#2 laundry and bath house to help with slow
draining sewage water. We rewired the men's
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Sauna because of water being put on the
rocks. Remember we have dry heat Saunas
not steam Baths. I am sure there will not be a
fix if this practice is continued as I had to be
very creative in rewiring it to work safely.
These units are all computerized and
computers don't like water. We have installed 8
new LED spot lights at CH#2 and 1 at CH#1
This will save us money for electricity and bulb
replacement over the coming years.
Contractor repairs and installation
Tom Miller Irrigation installed a new Pressure
Control Valve at CH#1
Tom Miller Irrigation Installed Control system
for CH#2 landscape project
Bob's Electric installed a 50 amp plug at CH#2
kitchen and installed a new light ballast and
bulb for the parking lot security light at CH#1
Mail Boxes 0
Set-ups – 33
Monthly safety
Carelessness
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General
Safety-
Sale of Home ReminderIf you are selling your home personally or
through an outside Real Estate Agency, please
contact the Administration Office or have your
agent come into the Administration Office for
the proper procedures.
Venice Isle Estates
Family Overnight Use of Member
or Tenants Unit
Temporary Policy Change
Effective May 1, thru December 31, 2014
Members or Tenants, who may want to allow
family members to stay in their unit without
them being there, must supply the Park
Manager a list of the names of all family
members who may stay in the unit. Any updates to the list, once approved, will need to be
approved.
We define “family members” as your parents,
grandparents, children, nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, brothers, sisters and in-laws
(mother, father, sister, brother).
Information on the list must show the name,
date of birth and relationship to the member or
Tenant making the request.
The list must be received and approved by the
park Manager, acting on the authority of the
VIHO Board of Directors, prior to any family
member(s) being allowed to use the Member of
Tenant’s unit.
If approved, the Member or Tenant will receive
a copy of the original list signed by the Park
Manager
Identification and/or proof of age will be
required when the family members check in
with the office. Failure to report in with the
office may result in the family being asked to
leave the Park.
Family members, while present, must follow
the rules of Venice Isle Estates. Members of
Tenants are still held responsible for the
actions of their family members even though
they are not present.
Family members cannot stay for longer than 14
days at a time. Also, family members under the
age of 21 cannot stay in the unit without a
family member who is over 21 being present.
The Member or Tenant, by submitting names
on the list are certifying these persons are
family members and are not felons. You must
also notify management as to when we can
expect your family members to arrive.
Members or Tenants who abuse this policy in
any way risk losing the family overnight use
privilege.
Family Guest Registration
Use this form to register your family members
who may come to stay in your unit in your
absence. Please note that the cumulative
amount of time the family members can use
your unit is two (2) weeks in a calendar year
starting January 1, 2014. You need to list their
names, ages and family relationship. Your
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guest must register with the management
office on their arrival and departure. At least
one of your family guests must be 21 years old.
We define “family members” as your parents,
grandparents,
children,
grandchildren,
brothers, sisters and in-laws (mother, father,
sister, brother)
Name (Relationship) Date of Birth
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
As the Shareholder of your unit you are
certifying that the listed family members have
not been convicted of any felony offense
and acknowledge that you are responsible
for their actions while visiting Venice Isle.
Shareholders who abuse this policy in any way
risk losing the family visitation privilege. This
form must be approved by Venice Isle at least
2 weeks prior to the arrival of your guests. We
also ask that you call or send notice as to when
we should expect your family guest to arrive.
The Islander: The deadline for The Islander
articles is the 11th of the month at noon. I
would appreciate receiving the articles as early
as possible. Forms are located in a file holder
on the Clubhouse 2 veranda wall by the
Bulletin Board, pool side. Please follow the
guidelines and instructions so that your
announcement will be printed. E-mail articles
to [email protected] or put in the box
under the file holder.
******Starting with the May Islander,
please take all written articles to the
office or deposit them in the drop box
in front of the office on Roma Road. I
will be doing the Islander from home
in Kentucky until I return.
Thank you,
Sharyn Morgan – 859-907-2960
GUIDELINES FOR ISLANDER ARTICLES,
MESSAGES & INPUT
(The purpose of the Islander is to provide
information to our residents, renters, and
guests regarding Venice Isle Estates’ interests
and activities)
All copy is subject to editing (punctuation,
grammar, spelling, etc.) by the Editor.
No complaints, opinions, or personal political
messages will be accepted for publication.
The Islander is not a forum for letters to the
Editor.
The Editor shall determine the appropriateness
of any submitted material. If the suitability of
material is questionable, the Editor will confer
and defer to the President of the VIHO Board
of Directors or his/her designee’s decision.
Except for volunteer services, all commercial
advertising must be placed through the
publisher (On Trac Publishing).
The
Advertising Sales Manager sets the rates by
contract and is responsible for determining
acceptance.
Articles/Messages/Input will be acceptable in
the following formats:
Trouble with a Utility- Call the utility
company you are having a problem with, not
the Administration Office. You will receive
better service calling yourself. Questions will
be asked that only you can answer.
COPIES FOR VIAC ACTIVITIES: The
VIAC copier is located in the Lido Room
(Poker Room) in CH2. The request folder is
now located on a shelf placed on the copier
cabinet. The folder with copies is placed on
the second shelf located on the copier cabinet.
Please include a contact name with your
request. VIAC will not reimburse anyone for
copies made elsewhere.
Priscilla Conklin- 485-9295
-printed on standard paper – printed name,
signature, phone number and date required
-typed on standard paper – material typed in all
capital letters will not be accepted
-e-mailed
or
email
attachment
to
[email protected] – typed name, phone
number and date required
NO MESSAGES BY PHONE WILL BE
ACCEPTED.
Completed “inputs” should be enclosed in a
sealed envelope addressed to the “Islander”
and placed only in the “Islander Box” outside
the West entrance to Clubhouse #2 (poolside)
Deadline for submission: Noon on the 11th
of every month.
Thank you. Your cooperation in using these
procedures is most appreciated.
VIHO, Inc. Board of Directors
Sharyn Morgan – Editor
859-907-2960
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Need Sound for Your Event?
Please remember to give five (5) days’ notice
for your event or function. This includes all
weekly or monthly events. In addition, your
performer(s) must contact me before they
perform to insure that sound, lighting and
musical selections are discussed fully before
the performance.
Skip Martinek- 483-3516
Rob Holsgrove- 244-7757
Are you a New Home Owner?
If you have purchased a home in Venice Isle In
the past 6-10 months, give me a call so I can
set up an appointment to bring you some
information about the park and own town of
Venice. Give me a call so we can get together.
Thank you.
Janet Keckler
VI Greeter
941-488-5511
Venice Isle Name Tags
It's that time of year again to order your
name tag, if you would like one. It can
be worn at all Venice Isle activities.
Please wear your name tag to introduce
yourself at any and all of the many
activities you attend.
Prices are as follows:
Pin - $5.75---tax included
Magnet - $6.00---tax included
Please contact Marna Corbus @941-4129213 if interested.
Habitat for Humanity
Aluminum Can Bin
I AM so sorry to report that our Bin will be
taken out from the Maintenance Yard. The
price of Aluminum has gone down and it;s not
paying enough for them to come and pick up
the cans. Not enough Volunteers too. If you
would still like to help out, please take the cans
over to the Habitats Building on Ogden Rd. and
leave them in the Bin out front.
Thank You,
Joyce Clark 484-0780
(Please note that aluminum cans can be
brought to 280 Alligator Drive or 1400 Ogden
Road in Venice. These are two places where
Habitat for Humanity still has collection boxes
for the aluminum cans.)
Islander Mailing Service:
Betty Murphy has the remaining envelopes
submitted and will continue to mail the Islander
to these folks but will discontinue this service
when the remaining envelopes have been
mailed. The Islander can be viewed on the
VIAC web site which is http://www.viac.us/ If
anyone would like to volunteer to continue
this service, please contact Betty Murphy at
941-484-4807
Waste Management/Trash: All garbage,
yard waste, and recycles will be picked up on
Thursdays only. If you are in doubt as to what
goes in the red and blue bins, if something
should be bagged or bundled or how long or
heavy it is supposed to be- call Waste
Management – 493-4100.
Remember:
The dumpster in the
Maintenance Compound is not for disposal
of appliances, carpeting, flooring, etc. Call
Waste Management for an appointment.
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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
Ticket sales at V.I.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of this park. Let's
show them how much we appreciate them.
Please be considerate and do not call them or
visit them at their homes before 9 am or after 9
pm.
Ticket sale times are listed in the Islander and
on the bulletin board and on channel 195.
Thank you for supporting our activities.
Channel (195)
Announcements: Currently only channel 195
is available for in-house dissemination of
information. Comcast has removed all other
channels for their use. If you wish to input any
information on the VIC channel, please note
that forms are available in the San Marco
Room (Billiard Room) at CH2. There is a
pocket with blank pink sheets that must be
used to submit articles for the channel.
Completed forms should be put into the slot
adjacent to the blank sheet pocket. Only pink
forms will be accepted. Please, no phone calls
or e-mails. Information is provided on the back
of the forms. There are several VIC channel
coordinators processing these sheets so
please print legibly and include your name and
phone number. If you have any questions,
please drop a note into the slot and one of the
coordinators will call you back as soon as
possible.
Venice Isle Courtesy Bus
Our bus leaves from both Clubhouses at
approximately 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30
pm., Monday through Thursday except for
Holidays. You may arrange with the driver,
Don Black, for the pickup or your return trip.
However, if you leave the Park on a 2:30 pm
bus, you will need to provide your own
transportation back to Venice Isle Estates.
Note: The Wednesday 11:30 am bus only
goes to the Venice Village Shops and Wal-Mart
if requested. On request, passengers will be
taken to Venice Beach, Venice Library, Venice
Regional Medical Center and Health Park,
downtown Venice, grocery stores, Doctor’s
offices, etc. Please call the Administration
Office, 488-9648, for further information and to
make special requests. There is no charge to
the residents for this service.
Friday Courtesy Bus Outings
Clubhouse #1 Bulletin Board:
To keep the Bulletin Board orderly and to have
available space to post as many notices as
possible, please do the following:
1. Use 3x5” index cards or paper.
2. Mark the date you are posting the notice on
the right bottom corner.
3. Post it in the area assigned: ‘Rentals, Want
to Rent, For Sale, Services, etc.’
4. Notices will remain for 30 days. You may
re-date, if needed.
5. Please remove or have someone remove
your posting when your property is rented or
sold.
If you have any questions, please call me.
Winnie O’Loughlin- 486-1374
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In order to be fairer to all who wish to
participate, you may only reserve a seat for
yourself, or yourself and your significant other
or your friend or guest.
NO ONE will be
signed up before the trips have been put on
channel 195 “VIC”, unless you were the person
requesting the trip. These trips will be placed
on the in house television the Monday of the
last full week of the month. Please mark your
calendar once you reserve your seat for the
date and time of the trip. If you have to cancel,
please do it as early as possible so we may
contact those on the waiting list. The bus goes
on trips every Friday during business hours.
The range is from Ellenton to the north, south
to Punta Gorda. We try to send a full bus and
to keep the trips low cost to you. Requests for
trips will be considered. These trips are for
park residents, their guests and Seasonal
Renters alike. The bus picks up about 15
minutes before departure at CH2 then departs
from CH1.
Office488-9648
Picture Directory
If you had your picture taken this past winter
for the Park Directory, the books are available
for pick-up. Call Diane Tarr at 941-486-0816
or e-mail at [email protected] for availability.
Park Directory
The Park Directories are in and available for
pick up during office hours, 9am – 2pm. One
per household please.
Bar Code Stickers/Gate Passes:
Will be placed on your vehicles on the following
days and times from October 1st through May
1st:
Mondays 8:00 – 8:30am
The following obituary was published in the
Herald
Tribune
from
Sept. 28
to
Sept. 29, 2014:
Sharon Nicole (Coby) Maresch married her
high school sweetheart, Robert Maresch,
September 22, 1962. They started their
marriage and their family in Janesville, WI,
moving to Venice Florida in 1977. Survivors
include her soul mate and husband Robert L.
Maresch. Children; Kimberley Watson, Laura
(Doug) Ward, Stephen (Tamara) Maresch, Eric
Maresch, 9 grand children and 10 great grand
children. Sisters Carol Frase, Dennis Goodwin,
and Jean Fossedal.
Condolences to the family and friends of Helen
Stich who passed away September 14, 2014
Wednesdays 11:00-11:30am
Fridays 3:00 – 3:30pm
Bar codes are issued as stated in the Gate
Policy.
UPCOMING EVENTS
PARK BREAKFAST
Thank You Notes & Condolences
Saturday, November 8 – 8:00-10:00am
Sharon Nicole (Coby) Maresch
Jul. 18, 1943 - Sep. 12, 2014
Choice of:Blueberry Pancakes, or Biscuits &
Gravy, or Scrambled Eggs & Ham
’Tis a loss to the community of Venice Isle
Estates for such a lovely and pleasant lady to
leave us all to be with the Lord in Heaven. Her
many years as a helpful, dedicated, and
cheerful staff member has been extremely
important in the success of the Venice Isles
Homeowners, Inc. I will always appreciate the
effort and cooperation of Sharon and her family
in making Venice Isles such a “paradise” to live
in and enjoy.
Sharon Maresch will certainly be missed by
family, friends, and everyone who knew her.
May God bless her soul.
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$4.00 per person
Dennis 0 488-4113
MOVIE
Sunday, November 23, 7:00 pm CH 2
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Watch Channel 195
Skip - 483-3516
NOVEMBER PARK DINNER
Something New!!!
First Park Dinner is Friday, November 7th
5:30PM - CH # 2
This will be a catered dinner. $12.00 pp will
include roast beef, mashed potatoes and
gravy, green beans, salad, apple pie and
beverage. Plus great entertainment after
dinner - "The Palm Strings Quartet."
Catered by Affordable Custom Catering.
No muss, no fuss. Plates and table utensils
included.
Tkt sales: Saturday, Oct 11th - CH 2 8-10 am.
Also on Saturday, Nov 1st - CH 2 8-10 am.
Shirley - 419-561-1432
2015 VENICE ISLE
COMMUNITY SALE
The 2015 Venice Isle Community Sale will be
Chaired again this year by Noreen Rash &
Diana Ross. It will be held on SATURDAY,
JANUARY 24, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
at Clubhouse #2. Cost to each participant will
be $3.00 per table & maximum number of
tables is 3 per household/club. We received
feedback last year that many residents are not
here until January and did not see the
information for early signup. So, this year we
are not taking early reservations until January.
Information for early sign up will be available in
the January Islander. Thank you in advance.
Noreen Rash & Diana Ross
ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE
Friday, December 5th - 10 am - 4:30 pm
ATTENTION CRAFTERS
OLD AND NEW.
Annual Craft show is Nov.15, 2014
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you are interested call Faith VanZanten 815372-1055 or 630-853-7621. We are always
looking for new crafters.
Sorority will have a bake sale again and all
proceeds goes to Cancer Research. We would
appreciate anyone who would like to help bake
for the cause.
Thank you Faith
A NEW PROFESSIONAL ACT EVERY 15
MINUTES!
$ 6. PP
Beverages, Lunch and Snacks available for
purchase all day
Tkts: Gen - 483-3339
Joan - 483-3516
VIAC APPROVED CASINO TRIPS
Trip #1 – November 18
Location: Hard Rock Casino in Tampa
COUNTRY COOKOUT ON THE OASIS
Sun. November 2nd Noon $ 7.00 pp
Hot Dog, Sloppy Joe, Potato Salad and
Dessert
Entertainment by Glenn Johnson
Please bring your own chairs
Gen - 483-3339
Joan - 483-3516
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Price: $25 per person
If Over 32 people attend each event, free bingo
(3 - $50 prizes). Bus leaves CH#2 (by bocce
courts) @ 9AM Latest. (Arrive by 8:30AM).
Bus returns CH#2 around 4:45PM. Sign - up
sheet at CH#1. For more information or signup call Joe Zalewski – 486-4257, or Claude
LeVassuer – 484-0421
NEW YEARS DANCE
2015 STAR ENTERTAINMENT
Dec. 1 is the cut-off date for current Season
Ticket holders to purchase their 2015 season
tickets. If you have not already paid and
picked up your tickets for next season, please
mail me your check over the summer. Unpaid
seats will not be held after December 1.
Season tickets are $50.00 per person which
includes the 4 shows listed below:
“Bringing In The New Year”
Wednesday, December 31st
Clubhouse #2
8:30pm – 12:30am
Ticket Price: $12.00 per person
Dance To The Music
Of
Val & Neil
B.Y.O.B.
Sun., Jan 11-7PM-Red, Hot and Blue
Sun. Jan 25-7PM-Glenn Leonards Temptations
Sun. Feb22-7PM-Night of Comedy & Music
(This is a 2-part show)
Sun. March 8-7PM-String Fever
Tickets on Sale at the November Pancake
Breakfast
Thank you
Sandi McCulloch – 941-882-4965
Please make your check out to V.I.A.C.
A warm welcome back to our northern
Special Show: Wednesday, Feb 11th - 7 pm
THE SHINDIGS
This dynamic group comprised of all lead
vocalists are guaranteed to make you feel
young again!
From the 50's, 60's, and 70's ... they will have
you tapping your feet and swaying to the
music.
From the Beach Boys, Frankie Valle & The
Four Seasons to the Beatles, you will be
entertained from start to finish.
This is an Open seating Show. Individual
Tickets $15. pp. Box office opens 6 pm. No
reserved seating please.
(tickets will be sold at the Park Breakfast.
Saturday, Nov 8, 8am-10am)
Thank you
Joan Martinek 510 Roma Rd Venice Fl 34285 941-483-3516
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friends and an equally warm hello to our
permanent residents. As we begin another
wonderful season, set our calendars and
reawaken all the activities that make the
season fly past, a reminder for a very important
event, The annual Tri-State/Canada Dinner.
Please mark your calendars, set the date and
plan to join us on Tuesday, February 24,
2015.
Along with planning your calendar, we ask for
any and all who would like to assist in making
this great event a success to mark an
additional date on their calendar. January 6,
2015, 10:00 am. There will be a planning
meeting for committee members and any
residents who would like to be a part of this
dinner and volunteer their time and energy. All
are welcome and help will be greatly
appreciated.
VIAC APPROVED LAS VEGAS TRIP
VI Annual Las Vegas Trip, 5 days, 4 nights at
your choice of 3 hotels. Stratosphere - $555,
Excalibur - $599, Luxor - $639. Price includes
R/T air from Tampa - nonstop, Southwest, 2
free bags. Includes transfers in Vegas to/from
hotel. Book early. Space Limited.
VALENTINE’S DAY
SUPPER CLUB
Join us for an evening of fun
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Clubhouse #2
Ticket Price: $15.00 per person
A light supper will be served followed by
Venice Isles own “Pan’s People” in
THE U.S.O. SHOW
We will conclude the evening with two hours of
dancing to the music of:
Debonair Entertainment
Tickets on sale at the January Pancake
Breakfast.
These are tables of 8 and only a limited
number are available.
Menu:
Appetizer
Fresh Salad
Roast Chicken
Potato Au Gratin
Rolls
Desert
Coffee or Tea
B.Y.O.B. and Soft Drinks
Sandi McCulloch
Director/Producer
941-882-4965
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Contact Joe Zalewski at 486-4257. Dates Jan
31st – Feb 4th, 2015.
AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT
Wednesday, January 14
7:00-9:00 pm
The cost is FREE
Did you know that Venice Isle has a Psychic
Medium living amongst us? Have you ever
wondered how they do what they do? I think
you are going to be surprised. Come join me
for a night of fun and enlightenment in this
journey we all call life and be part of the final
chapter of the book that I am writing called
‘LOVE TAUGHT ME HOW TO SEE”.
I must warn you though, you’re going to leave
seeing things a little bit differently.
For two hours you’re going to laugh, dance and
maybe even cry your troubles away with what I
have to tell and show you. The evening will
end with a concert of the angelic sounds of the
Tibetan crystal singing bowls.
So mark your calendar and don’t miss out. All
you have to do is call Joan Martinek at 941483-3516 to reserve your seat.
Arts & Crafts:
VI Quilters
The quilt group will officially start the season on
the first Thursday of this month, November
6th. This year we will be working towards our
Quilt Show which is tentatively scheduled for
Sunday, March 15, 2015.
If you are a quilter or would like to learn how to
quilt, our meetings are open to everyone, come
join us. We meet on Thursday mornings at
9:30 and on Monday afternoons at 1:30 in the
Sorrento Room at Clubhouse 1.
Peggy McAuliffe
Venice Isle Singles
Our Singles Meeting in Venice Isle is just that,
every man & women that live in our Park is
WELCOME. Every month come join us for our
Meeting the third Thursday of every month at
1:00 in the Tuscany Room. We will have a
speaker at our meetings, then we will go
outside the park for a Tour of some kind.
This November we will be having R.J. from
Cico Gelato Ice Cream come and tell us how
he makes the wonderful ice cream.
Then we will also be signing up for our tour of
the Venice Train Station, it’s a great tour, so
you don’t want to miss it.
We Hope to see you there on November 20.
Joyce Clark 484-0780
[email protected]
The Library
Winnie O'Loughlin
486-1374
'The Chief Libra'
207-332-8670
Venice Isle Knitters
Happy Knitting
Dolly Richards 485-9374
Venice Isle Readers
We will not be meeting again until November
2014. The list of books for next season:
“Muck City” by Bryan Mealer
“Into The Arms Of Strangers” by Jonathon
Harris
“Angry Housewives Eating BonBons” by Ioma
Landvik
“The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
““Good In A Crisis’ by Margaret Overton
“The Secrets of Mary Bowser” by Lois Leveen
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genove Summer
Librarian will have some of these books to
loan.
Mary Kennedy 941-882-4456
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SPORTS & GAMES
BINGO
Dayle and Ed Kohut
Rise & Shine Aerobics - Year Round
The Rise & Shine exercise group meets
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at
8:30 am in Clubhouse #1. Feel the beat with
our new sound system and work out at your
own pace. We follow up with weight exercises.
This is a great way to start out your day. All
are welcome.
Water Aerobics – Year Round
(time change)
For those of you who have suffered through
the summer heat with me as well as those who
will be back in October, please note the time
change. Starting October 1, water aerobics will
start at 9:30 am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Fridays at the Clubhouse #2 pool. Hope to
see you there.
Billie Lindstead – 445-5170
VENICE ISLES MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE
The V.I. men’s golf league plays 18 holes
each Thursday from January 1st to March 31st
at Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club in
Englewood. It is a 4 man team competition,
each team comprising a high, a high medium,
a low medium and a low handicap player. New
friends always welcome! Entry fee is $35 for
prizes and annual dinner including spouses.
November, December, and April are make-up
games.
Doug Jones 483-3921
Tom Gosler 441-8656
Jim Chastain 412-4142
Dan Donovan 978-853-4388
Walking Workout- CH#2- 8:30 am
(Meeting Year Round)
We exercise in CH#2 every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am. The
session lasts 45 minutes using primarily
walking fitness exercises by Leslie Sansone.
Please bring your own hand weights and plan
to experience a lively, energizing workout.
Anyone is welcome and you can modify the
exercise according to your individual abilities.
Mike & June Buckley- 244-0587
Texas Hold-Em 2014
We are playing Monday at 6:30 PM and
Thursday’s at 10AM sharp. We play in the Lido
room in CH2. $10 buy-in and an optional $1
high hand. Come see the sharp new chips Bill
Bibeault and Skip Martineck purchased thru
the activities committee over the summer. Bill
did a great job running the game thru the
summer months - Thanks Bill. I am thinking of
running another “how to play Texas Hold-um”
again this January, if there is any interest.
John Abbott 485-7893
Mexican Train Dominoes
Shuffleboard League
Officers for 2014-2015 Season
President, Joe Leavy – Captain, Pat Hill – Vice
President, Jerry Dick – Co-Captain, Fred
Ressler – Secretary, Barb Heiman –
Refreshments, Jane Akerman
Joe Levy -488-3793
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Regular play of Mexican Train Dominos starts
Monday November 3. We meet at Club House
1 at 6:45 with table assignments drawn at
6:50. You must be present at 6:50 to
participate that night. Domino players are
welcome and encouraged. Looking forward to
seeing our players back again..
Carl Risch – 445-5170
Tai Chi
Welcome back. We hope everyone had a great
summer and are ready for another season of
Tai Chi starting Thursday, November 20th.
Anyone interested can join us at Club House 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30 am. For
more information, email [email protected] or
call 941-375-2164.
VI Trivia
We'll be back November 19 with
more questions. Get your thinking caps ready
and join us for another fun season!
Betty Bellany
941-244-0985
See you soon, Chris & Ellen
Monday Morning Bowling
Mahjongg Lessons
We're playing on Wednesday nights at CH#1 in
the Tuscany Room at 6:30 pm. We furnish the
cards and games and will give lessons if
needed.
Jean DeLoreto 486-1909
We badly need new bowlers, both full time and
part time. There must be bowlers out there
among all our new residents in the park. Call
me
at
484-0421
or
email
at
[email protected]
Our
Monday
morning league is the only one supported by
VIAC & VIHO in the Park. Our membership is
limited to Venice Isle Owners and Renters
only. So come exercise and socialize with
your, neighbors, co–owners, and renters.
Support your park’s activitie
Submitted by Claude LeVasseur 941-484-0421
Horseshoes
On Wednesday morning, at 10AM we have
been playing casual play at the pits beside
Ch1. We make up teams with who shows up.
League play will start the first week of January
2015.
John Abbott 485-7893
Friday Bowling
We have started this season and still need
subs and could possibly need regulars for our
second half which starts in January. We bowl
at 10:00 am. and will end our season the last
week of March . Give me call if interested.
Jean DeLoreto 486-1909
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THE SOUTH COUNTY PANTRY
The VENICEISLEVINE
This is another way of communicating in the
Park and is a tool for buying, selling, renting or
services. Once you join, you'll receive postings
when they are sent or once, if this is the option
you select when signing up.
Yahoo no longer allows me to sign up
members.
You will have to sign up with a yahoo email
address if you don't already have one, but once
a member, you can select to have your mail
sent to your regular email address by going to
the
main
page
and
clicking
on
Membership/Edit, next to Identity click Edit
Settings Icon, click or add new email and
save.
Email and attachments are archived on the site
until deleted by you or me. Our group email
address is listed in the yahoo group's directory.
To
post
a
message
email:
[email protected]
Use this address to join: [email protected]
To unsubscribe: [email protected]
Group home page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ VENICEISL
EVINE
Jean [email protected]
(The Venice Isle Vine is not a function of nor
endorsed by the VI Homeowners Association.)
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WELCOME BACK TO OUR NORTHERN
RESIDENTS !
As you begin the new activities and start
attending various functions, please remember
the needs of the SOUTH COUNTY PANTRY.
The gray tubs located in Clubhouse #1 under
the table are waiting for your donations. The
Pantry is serving so many. The homeless,
seniors living on Social Security, those that
have lost their jobs and perhaps their homes
too, those individuals with health problems or
disabled, the veterans from various wars, and
many families with small children and school
age youngsters that sleep in cars, motels, or in
camps need your assistants.
Venice Isle received a letter recently from
The Pantry and their Board of Directors
thanking VI for our generous donation of
food from January 2014 through April 2014.
During this time, The Pantry served 1,645
families for a total of 4,364 individuals.
There was another e-mail sent to Mr.
Romano indicating Venice Isle residents
have donated $1,819 of food since January
1, 2014 to October 2014, plus $2,178 in
donations from checks. This does not include
those residents that sent checks/money
directly to The Pantry without acknowledging
that YOU live at Venice Isle Estates. We would
like to continue to receive correct for our giving,
so please indicate you living in VIE. THE
VENICE ISLE PANTRY COMMITTEE IS
VERY PROUD OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS TO
THOSE THAT HAVE LESS BY YOUR
DONATIONS.
During the summer The Pantry moved to a
new location: 247 Center Court, just off
Center Road (Walgreen's, the Storage
business and the next road is Center Court).
This new site gave SCP 1,400 sq. feet, which
includes a large warehouse for storage and
processing your donations. It further includes
restrooms for their clients, air conditioning, and
a seating area.
Let us remind you of the types of food or
personal grooming items needed: Nonperishable items: canned meats: beef stew,
corned beef, tuna, chicken, salmon. In addition,
hamburger/tuna helper, jam, jelly, muffin mix,
pancake, baking mixes, frostings, pasta,
canned fruits/vegetable, canned potatoes, rice,
soup, soup mixes, spaghetti sauce, sugar,
flour,
tea,
coffee,
mac
&
cheese,
can/powdered/shelf milk, various kinds of
beans, cereals, peanut butter, salad dressing,
condiments, juices, soap (laundry & body),
toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, combs,
sunscreen, toilet tissue, deodorant, body lotion,
plastic eating utensils, can openers, paper
plates/cups, and bug spray. Just remember
anything YOU eat or use the clients at The
Pantry can use the SAME.
At these times when groceries are expensive
take advantage of the SALES, BUY 1 -- GET
1 FREE, USE COUPONS, SHOP AT THE
DOLLAR STORES, DISCOUNT STORES,
AND
DRUGSTORES.
THERE
ARE
GIFT/PHONE CARDS AND OF COURSE,
CHECKS MADE OUT TO THE SOUTH
COUNTY PANTRY.
If you would like your food items picked up,
please call Jan Lawrence. THANK YOU
VENICE ISLE...YOU ARE APPRECIATED BY
SO MANY PEOPLE...VOLUNTEERS AND
THOSE IN NEED.
Jan Lawrence
488-2487 – 223-6202(cell)
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Evangelical Covenant Church
Web site: www.eccvi.net
Pastor Liz Jensen
Worship Services are held every Sunday
morning at 9:20 a.m. - Clubhouse #1.
Let me help!
My oldest critter, 12 year old Abby, has
allergies. She is allergic to pollen; there seems
to be plenty of it most of the time in Florida.
She encounters it not because she walks on it
but because as she walks, she smells and
tastes stuff on the ground. The common
manifestation of allergies in people is itchy,
watery eyes, runny nose, and scratchy throat.
Not so for dogs.
Her first manifestation was itching. Then I
found lesions on her body. Her allergies cause
her body to over produce oil that then mixes
with bacteria on the skin. This causes lesions,
itching, and odor.
The Vet says it’s not a touch allergy, so
even though the pads of her feet swell it is not
from walking on the grass or whatever is on the
grass. It’s just her immune system over
reacting to her environment.
To ease the discomfort of the swollen pads
of her feet the Vet gave me a spray to put on
them. Abby hates the spray! I was concerned
by how she fights me when I spray her feet. I
thought maybe the spray was too cold, or it
hurt, like alcohol does when it touches an open
wound, or it tickled. Can a dog even have
ticklish feet? Anyway, I asked the Vet about
her resistance. He said dogs generally don’t
like having anyone mess with their feet, but her
feet likely hurt and touching them may add to
her discomfort.
One day I told Abby I was going to spray
her feet and she tried to run and hide. I picked
her up and told her, “I can’t help you if you
won’t let me.” And I thought, I wonder if God
ever says that about me.
Psalm 121:2 tell us, “My help comes from
the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” I
wonder how often we resist God even though
God is just trying to help us.
Abby lets me help her sometimes. We walk
until she’s tired or her feet hurt too much, or
she stops for whatever reason “royalty” has.
Then I pick her up and carry her home. She
does not fight that. She lets me help with
meals. Without opposing thumbs and as short
as she is she can’t do much food preparation.
She lets me help ease her itches by rubbing
her ears, but reach for the foot spray and the
battle is on.
I can’t help but think how much we are like
that. When it’s convenient and serves our
interests we not only let the Lord help, we seek
God’s help. Otherwise we try to do things the
way it’s glorified in song: “My Way!”
In his letter to the Philippians Paul wrote:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your
minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
What I said to Abby God says to us: “I can’t
help you if you don’t let me.” In Scripture Jesus
said it like this: “Come to me, all of you who are
weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give
you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
This is the God we worship on Sundays,
9:20AM in Clubhouse 1, and the God whose
Word we study on Thursdays at 2PM in the
Venetian Room at Clubhouse 2. All are
welcome as we seek his help together.
Pastor Liz Jensen – 493-1420
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS
911 – Emergency Only
Sarasota Sheriff
316-1201 – 861-5800
(Although we have a Venice Address, we do
not live within the Venice City Limits. We must
rely on the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept. to
handle law enforcement issues)
FPL (electric)
Water/Sewer
917-0708
861-6100
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
861-1330
VIE Park Office (M-F, 9am-2pm)
488-9648
Jacaranda Public Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.
861-1260
VIE Real Estate Office
485-7743
Venice Hospital
485-7711
Venice Health Park (Center Rd. & Jacaranda)
497-7800
-Lab work 6:30am-3pm – no appt. necessary
-X-ray 8am-5pm – some appts necessary
Center for Wound Care
(Health Park, M-F, 7:30am-4pm)
486-6027
Urgent Care
483-9760
Gulf Coast Medical Group
1700 E. Venice Ave.
(M-Sat, 7:30am-6pm) (Sun. 10am-3pm)
Gulf Coast Medical Group Internal Medicine
1720 E. Venice Ave. (M-F 8:30am-5pm)
483-9700
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Hwy 41 Bypass & Center Road
493-3925
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Pinebrook Rd. & E. Venice Ave.
488-8122
CVS Pharmacy
Hwy 41 & E. Venice Ave.
484-8814
Walmart Pharmacy
Hwy. 41 & Jacaranda, S. Venice
493-5902
Waste Management
493-4100
Comcast Cable
484-0602
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THURSDAY
NOVEMBER DAILY SCHEDULE
MONDAY
8:30am
8:30am
9:00am
9:00am
9:30am
9:00am
11:00an
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:00pm
Anytime
6:30
6:45
7:00pm
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine – CH1
Art Group (all medias) – CH1 (Tuscany)
Open Tennis League Comp - Courts
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
PJ Mahon Bowling - AMF Lanes
Musical Theater Jazz Dance – CH1
Ladies Pinochle – CH1 (Sorrento)
Quilt Group – CH1 (Tuscany)
Shuffleboard Practice – CH1 courts
Billiards – CH2 (San Marco)
Texas Hold’em – CH2 (Lido)
Mex.Train Dominoes – CH1
Duplicate Bridge – CH1 (Sorrento)
Line Dancing/Fun Night – CH2
8:30am
9:00am
9:00am
9:00am
9:30am
11:00am
11:00am
11:30am
12:30pm
1:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Tai Chi – CH2
Bocce – CH2 Bocce Courts
Open Tennis League Comp. - Courts
Teddy Bear/Pine Needle Crafts – CH1
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
I Pad Class – CH2 (Rialto)
Golf Mixed League – Venice Lake GC
Golf-Gentlemen’s League – Venice Isle GC
Computer Help – CH2 (Rialto)
Ladies’ Bridge – CH2 (Venetian)
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
Euchre (everyone) – CH1 (Sorrento)
Bridge (everyone) – CH2 (Venetian
8:30am
8:30am
9:00am
9:00am
10:00am
10:00am
10:00am
11:45am
2:00pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine Group – CH1
Bocce – CH2 Bocce Courts
Open Tennis League Comp. – Courts
Horseshoes – CH1 – Horseshoe Pits
Mens Glee Club – CH1
Pickleball – Foxworthy Park
Hand & Foot – CH1 (Tuscany)
Church Choir – CH1
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
Mahjong – CH1 (Tuscany)
Pinochle –CH1 (Sorrento)
Cribbage – CH2 (Venetian)
TUESDAY
8:30am
9:00am
9:00am
9:30am
9:30am
12:30pm
2:00pm
2:00pm
6:30pm
6:30pm
TaiChi – CH2
Bocce – CH2 Bocce Courts
Open Tennis League Comp - Courts
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
Quilters – CH1 (Tuscany)
Line Dance Instruction – CH1
Clogging – CH2
Bible Class – CH2 (Venetian)
Poker – CH2 (Lido)
Bingo – CH2
8:30am
8:30am
8:30am
9:00am
9:30am
10:00am
1:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Walking Workout – CH2
Rise & Shine Group – CH1
Ladies’ Coffee Klatch – CH1 (Tuscany)
Open Tennis League Comp. - Courts
Water Aerobics – CH2 (pool)
Fri. Bowling – AMF Lanes
Shuffleboard – CH1 courts
Hand & Foot – CH1 (Tuscany)
Bridge (everyone) – CH2 (Venetian)
Euchre (all cards) – CH1 (Sorrento)
9:00am
9:30am
12:00pm
6:45pm
7:00pm
Open Tennis League Comp. - Courts
Church Set-up – CH1
Pickleball – Foxworthy Park
Pinochle – CH1 (Sorrento)
Bridge – CH2 (Venetian)
9:20am
12:00pm
Church Service – CH1
Pickleball – Foxworthy Park
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
WEDNESDAY
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SUNDAY
***Billiards room available
Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm
anytime
Monday
thru
Call Rita Klintworth (485-8997) to reserve CH1,
CH2 or the Tiki Hut
NOVEMBER SPECAL EVENTS
Country Cook Out
Sunday, November 1, Noon
VIHO Workshop
Tuesday, November 4, 1pm
Park Dinner
Friday, November 7, 5:30pm
VI Breakfast
Saturday, November 8, 8:00am
Church Council
Tuesday, November 11, 9am
VIHO Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 1pm
VI Readers
Wednesday, November 12, 10am
Craft Show
Saturday, November 15, 9am
Let’s Play Trivia
Wednesday, November 19, 7pm
VI Singles
Thursday, November 20, 1pm
Movie Night
Sunday, November 23, 7pm
VIAC Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 25, 9am
VI Readers
Wednesday, November 26, 10am
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27
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FIND AN ACTIVITY
(some activities are seasonal)
(please check monthly schedule)
Activities
Art Groups/All Media – Mon 9a
Bible Class – Thursday 2p
Billiards – Mon thru Sat 8a-10p
Bingo – Thursday 6:30p
Bocce – Tues, Wed, Thurs 9a
Church Choir – Wed 2p
Church Service – Sun 9:20a
Church Set-up – Sat 9:30a
Clogging – Thur 2p
CH1-Tuscany
CH2-Venetian
CH2-SanMarco
CH2
CH2-courts
CH1
CH1
CH1
CH2-Venetian
Coffee Klatch/ladies- Fri 8:30a
Dancing/Line Instr. – Thur 12:30p
Dancing/Fun Night – Mon 7p
Dancing/Theatre Jazz – Mon 11a
I-Pad Class – Tues 11a
Mex.Train Dominoes – Mon 6:45p
Glee Club/men – Wed 10a
Horseshoes – Wed 10a
Mahjongg – Wed 6:30p
Pickleball – Wed 10a, S&S 12p
Quilt Group – Mon 1p
Quilter’s Class – Thur 9:30a
Shuffleboard Practice – Mon 1p
Shuffleboard – Fri 1p
Tai Chi – Tues/Thur 8:30a
Teddy Bear/Pine Needles – Tues 9a
Tennis/Open League – Tues-Sat
VI Singles-3rd Thurs-1p
Water Aerobics – M/T/T/F 9:30a
CH1-Tuscany
CH1
CH2
CH1
CH2-Rialto
CH1
CH1
CH1-Pits
CH1-Tuscany
FoxworthyPark
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-courts
CH1-courts
CH2
CH1-Tuscany
Tennis Court
CH1-Tuscany
CH2-pool
Cribbage – Wed 7p
Euchre – Tue/Fri 7p
Hand & Foot – Wed 11:45a, Fri 6p
Pinochle/ladies – Mon 12:30p
Pinochle/everyone – Wed/Sat 6:45p
Poker – Tues/Wed 6p
Texas Hold’Em – Mon 6:30p
Texas Hold’Em – Thur 10a
CH2-Venetian
CH1
CH1-Tuscany
CH1-Sorrento
CH1-Sorrento
CH2-Lido
CH2-Lido
CH2-Lido
Exercise (workouts)
Rise & Shine – M/W/F 8:30a
Walking Workout – M/W/F 8:30a
CH1
CH2
Golf
Bowling
PJ McMahon – Mon 9:30a
Mixed Bowling League – Fri 10a
AMF Lanes
AMF Lanes
Cards
Bridge/everyone – Tue/F/Sat 7p
Bridge/duplicate – Mon 7p
Bridge/ladies – Tue 1p
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CH2-Venetian
CH1-Sorrento
CH2-Venetian
Golf/Mixed League – Tues 11:00a
Men’s Golf League – Thur 10a
Gentlemen’s Group – Tues 11:30a
Venice Lakes
Oyster Creek
Capri Isle