President’s Message: September 2015

September Newsletter

Hi all Loyal and New WI Club Lake Sumter Members….where has the summer gone? Here it is September already and I am writing to let you know that your new Board of Directors has an exciting and fun year planned for your enjoyment.

First up–our September meeting at Colony Cottage Rec on September 21 at 7:00 p.m., and you will be greeted by members Bill and Barb Cammack! The entertainment for the evening will be provided by Rockin’ Rodger the DJ. Come prepared to dance and enjoy! As always, bring your drink of choice and something to share for a snack with your club members. Get there early so you will have time to purchase your tickets to our Oktoberfest Bash, buy 50-50 tickets, pick up your ID cards and Lanyards, etc. , and find some nice new members to sit and chat with and share your summer stories with.

The cross club September golf outing reservations have been submitted. There will be no more reservations taken for this outing which will be held September 26 at the Hawkes Bay and Saddlebrook golf courses. Everyone will meet at Tierra Del Sol after golf for the awards ceremony. Be sure to refer to the Villages Tee Time golf site to confirm your tee time and course. This information should be available to you by September 23. Remember that the intent of this event is to play with members of other clubs so pairings cannot be requested. This event is being coordinated by Ray Haas. If you have any questions, you can contact Ray at 352-750-5142.

Wait, there’s more! You don’t have to wait till the monthly meeting to talk Packers or Badgers talk! We will again be viewing their games together at Cody’s Roadhouse in Brownwood! The first Packer game is on Sunday, September 13 at Chicago Bears at 12 noon. So put on your Green and Yellow duds and let’s cheer the Pack on to but the Bears into hibernation! The next view-together game is Oct. 4 at San Francisco at 1:25 pm. The two games in between are night games and we opt not to structure group viewing at Cody’s for those.

The first Badger game is on Saturday, September 12. They are playing the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, and we will watch them at Cody’s Roadhouse Lake Sumter and share our spot there with the RedHawks fans and On Wisconsin Club (Seabreeze Club) members! This should be a fun time….we will be a Sea of Red, both schools,

and I am sure we will give out the loudest cheers!! Plan to join us there, and Cody’s Sumter will be our routine Badger Games viewing spot again this season.

If you get this in time, and have nothing else on your calendar this Friday, September 4, please feel free to attend the “Show Your Colors” event at Spanish Springs Town Square and show your school spirit. Dress in your colors…cool clothing…and bring your friends so you can all try to win the loudest cheers contest!! It goes on from about 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Enjoy!

Now, for October! Our annual Oktoberfest will be catered this year by OakWood Smokehouse & Grill! The event will be held as part of our meeting on October 19.

Tickets will be on sale on at Badgers and Packers games at both Cody’s locations on the weekend of September 12-13. They will also be sold at the September meeting. The cost will be $15.00. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a great event! If you will not be back in the Villages much before the 19th, please mail your check, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to our Treasurer, Hal Baumann, 2003 Ridge Spring Dr., The Villages, 32162, so you don’t miss out on the fun! Even if you are already here in TV’s, you can get your tickets the same way…by mail! Questions..call Hal at 352.259.6552

Looking forward to more excitement– mark your calendars for March 12, 2016 for A Day at the Races for the Tampa Bay Derby! I will send out a separate mail to all of you with the details, so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Look for it soon I

am expecting the info as I write this!

I am looking forward to seeing you all again, and I hope your summer was terrific! If you have any WI neighbors who have not joined our club, bring ’em with you to the September meeting and get’em signed up!

Your President, Helen Feeney DonaElena10@aol.com 787-914-7811 cell