President’s Message: October 2015
It is Oktoberfest time in The Villages and your WI Club.
We will have our own fest going at our meeting at Colony Cottage Rec. on Monday, the 19th starting with the doors opening at 5:15. Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill will be catering this exciting event, and Ron the Music Man will entertain us with his rousing Beer Hall style sound of music and fun!! Plenty of Polka music for you all, as well! You will be able to buy your tickets–$15.00 each–for this from treasurer Hal Baumann at the Packer game today at Cody’s Roadhouse – Brownwood! Remember, please, there will be NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR!! If you don’t catch Hal at Cody’s, you will be able to buy them at his home located at 2003 Ridge Spring Dr., The Villages 23162. Call him at 352-259- 6552. You can do this only until October 15, 2015!
Back by popular demand is the trip to the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, and you will be able to purchase your tickets for this at our October meeting. Paid reservation sign-ups are the only way to have a seat on the bus and at the Downs…NO verbal intentions to attend this special event will be honored..no phone calls or email will do it….only cash or check! The cost is only $57.00 per person, and includes the bus transportation and snacks, entry to the track, your Race Program, your savory Lunch, our own para-mutual windows, and our own private bar service. A race will be named for us, as well! This will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2016. Get your calendars marked–you don’t want to miss this very fun day! If you miss it, be apprised we will not be doing it again next year…..you will have to wait until 2018!
PACKER GAMES viewed at Cody’s Roadhouse, Brownwood, have been well attended and many members have had a great time winning the various pools Mike Feeney puts together. Some have won even won 2 watching one game…like Bill Cammack, our contact man for emailing your viewing intents to! Congrats, Bill! Badger Game attendance was rather small for the Nebraska game, but our Badgers got the win….in the last 4 seconds….a great comeback from the first half! Those of you not viewing it together at Cody’s–Lake Sumter–are missing a very good time and lots of great camaraderie! Email Bill your intent–and how many of you will attend–at firstname.lastname@example.org….do this for the Badger and Packer Games, please!
November’s meeting will be presenting a night of Trivia for us all…mark you calendars for this on November 16, 2015!
I have yet to be contacted by the Paradise Club re the Christmas Party, so do not know if we will have tickets going on sale for it at our meeting this month or not! As long as you have your checkbook with you, you will be prepared….the Dinner-Dance will be held the 3rd Monday in December — the 21st!
By the way…looking ahead to 2016…you all will definitely not want to miss our January 18, 2016 meeting, as the entertainer will be The Villages finest….SCOOTER THE DJ! You will want to bring some of your other friends along to this meeting to join up as members and be thoroughly entertained like never before!!
I am looking forward to seeing all of you on the 19th at Colony….remember to BYOB, and, if you must, a very light snack…don’t want you to lose your appetite for our 3-meat feast from Oakwood!!
See you there!
Helen Feeney, President WI Club Lake Sumter