March 2016 President’s Message

Hello all loyal and brand new WI Club Lake Sumter members!
We wiHelen 1ll be announcing a full slate of candidates running for the Board positions at our March meeting, and will take nominations from the floor before we ask for your votes. Be sure to attend this month!
The Ides of March are upon us…as is our monthly meeting on March 21, at 7:00 p.m., where we will feature ‘Name That Movie Trivia’, brought to us by Frank Dudinski, a fellow Villager! It will be fun!! Table/teams are limited to 8 people, each racking their brains to remember those names! The top 2 table/teams will receive prizes…yes… really…no kidding–Prizes!! I recommend all 8 people on your team arrive at the meeting at the same time to reserve your table together!

Plus I am privy to information of another event that evening for which I am sworn to secrecy!! You will have to attend to find out what it is!! Seeing as St. Patrick’s Day will have long been over, and your Green will be put away for next year, you can always don your Easter Bonnets if you so desire!! Might as well bring some Jelly Beans and candy Easter Eggs, too!


Tampa Bay DownsHere is important information from Hal Baumann:

The boarding of the Lamer’s Bus on March 12 will start at 9:15 am at the Spanish Springs Bus Depot. Cars are to be parked ONLY at the Bichara Blvd. edge of the parking lot in front of Publix and other stores, as Lamers can lose their Depot privileges if this procedure is not adhered to.

Those who have tickets already in their hands for this trip should REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TICKETS ALONG TO BOARD THE BUS. These tickets are Race Track admission tickets allowing you to enter Tampa Bay Downs; without them, you will be denied entry in Tampa.

Those of you that have purchased tickets and have not picked them up will receive them at the Bus Depot for boarding

I want to see all of you have a great and happy day out and look forward to spending the day with you all.

Be sure to wear your Derby Hats and attire. Men, NO SHORTS, track rules.

See you all Saturday, GO, BABY, GO!

Hal Baumann

Your Race Card program will be given to you upon arrival at the Track. Any questions, please send them to me, Helen Feeney, at or text me at 787-914-7811. I am really looking forward to this happy day, and hope you all are, too!!

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT, BUT THERE IS A WAITING LIST. GET ON THE LIST FOR A CHANCE TO GO ON THIS TRIP. There are usually some last-minute cancellations. There refunds, but you can buy the cancelled tickets! Act now!

Check out our web site!

laptop cartoon character with face hands clipart…. this is our WI Club‘s website. On it, you will find all information you need re upcoming events and meetings, etc. Go there now to find the info you need re the Wisconsin Singers 3/23; the Mt. Dora & Dora Canal Cruise, 4/6 (sold out; waiting list only), and our 4th Monday of the month Game Night specifics.
Any questions at all get in touch with the people whose names are on the site, or me.; text 787-914-7811.

Golf Outings

Golf ballWI Club combined club Golf outings will take place on May 7, 2016, and September 24, 2016, at a cost of only $2.00 per golfer. Please see Marilyn Butenof at the meeting to make your reservations for both of these fun Scrambles…she will give you all the specific info then. Mark your calendars!

Member Spotlight

Dick and Jan Collins

member spotlightDick and Jan moved to the Village of Mallory Square in 2008. They are from Neenah, WI. They enjoy shuffleboard, the Canoe and Kayak Club, and the Mallory Social-Lites.
In 2015, they traveled throughout the state of Florida visiting 10 of the oldest lighthouses in the United States. Dick is retired from the fresh market business and Jan retired as a Professor of Nursing and Health Education at the U of WIOshkosh and U of Nebraska-Omaha. They have two daughters who both live in Minneapolis and one nine-year-old grandson.

I hope to see you everywhere this month!! Remember to support so we can sell out our WI Singers event…they need us to do so! Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the 17th in Spanish Springs…3:30 p.m.! Sumter Landing’s Market Square has their St. Paddy’s party on the 15th starting at 4:45. ‘Tis the month fer the ‘wearin’ of the green’, shur & begorrah!! Have fun – take pictures, please! Please send any pics you take, or have already taken, so she can publish them on our website and/or in our newsletter each month…doesn’t matter when you took them… just send them!! These can also be put onto our Facebook site…what fun.

Helen Feeney
Your President