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Oak Run news 2-8-2013

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Senior safety seminar to be presented Monday

By Carol Wheeler
Captain Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will present a Senior Safety Seminar at the Island Club on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. He will cover current scams and frauds occurring in our communities and general safety guidelines for seniors. If you have any questions or concerns, Captain Burton will be happy to answer questions. This is very valuable information for us all. Just because we live in a gated community does not mean that we are protected from those who try to take advantage of seniors! Please take advantage of this opportunity to better protect yourself. The presentation will be sponsored by the Oak Run Medical Team. For information call 352-873-3365.

Donut Drop In - Book Sale
Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, juice, coffee or tea. Meet you neighbors and start the morning off right. The book sale will be going on at the same place and time.

Correction - Passport show ticket sales
Oops!! Last week’s column indicated that tickets would be sold for the Doug Gabriel Passport Show on both Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday Feb. 12. This was incorrect. Ticket sales will only take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club.
 If you cannot make this sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 and she will see to it that you get your tickets.
Ambassadors are no longer selling tickets on Tuesdays for the Ambassador shows. They will only be sold on Mondays. Carol Forgette will take care of tickets after that.

Do You Remember?
Columbus Day Party
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of October 2012 Italian American Club Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following “FY I” daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 to 15.

Tuesday Is Bingo Night
Attention bingo players! Our 10-year-old, outdated control panel has been replaced with a state of the art Model 500, including a computerized touch screen control panel.
Come with your friends and neighbors to check our our new equipment and new games for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.
Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502.

Genealogy Club
The Oak Run Genealogy Club meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the card room at the Orchid Club. The annual membership fee of $6 is due.
This month Frazer Crane will give a presentation on heraldry. Heraldry has been an important indication of rank in many countries and is the study of shields and banners identifying the rank of combatants during battle, It has also been used in tracing genealogies. Come to the meeting and discover if one of your ancestors had a heraldry shield. Following this presentation we will have a 50/50 drawing.
Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Regular meetings are at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month in the card room; however, as a reminder, the March, June, September and December meetings are held in the Orchid Club. In March the meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the blog but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions.
Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party.

Showcase of Stars
Saturday, Feb. 16, the talented performers of Oak Run will present “It’s Love Song Time,” at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50.

Performing Arts Company
Couples are the norm for in the Performing Arts Company. Take the Schmidts. Dianna has done lobby decoration and has been play program editor, house manager and now is assistant director for “The Odd Couple.” Art pioneered our sound system assisted by Dianna, served on reading committees and builds our scenery sets. With the Waddells, Patty is our director, also directed “Senior Follies,” sold dinner theater tickets, did sound work and was stage manager. Jim aids Art Schmidt in building scenery and is chairman of the dinner theatre committee. Then there are the Webers. Shari appears in shows, is our choreographer and is currently selling dinner theatre tables, Hal develops our musical scores and sound effects, does graphics for the show and edits the play program with assists from Shari. In the Winkleman/Noel team, Lou as a script advisor for this play and Linda is in charge of ticket sales as well as current assistant treasurer for our new Performing Arts Company board. The Yaichs’ Marlena is in the cast and Lou is our stage manager. The Kreiders’ Bonnie is one of the lead roles and Bob is assisting Lou Yaich in the stage manager job.With Diane and Frank Porterfield, Diane has been the director of 14 of our past plays and assumes a role on stage for this show while Frank is the show’s producer and is also a cast member.
We are thankful to have these teams dedicating so much time to bring first class plays to Oak Run. Please note the ticket sale dates on the bulletin board in the Orchid Club. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. For the dinner theatre call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.

Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, we played a game called “Ones.”. Only the holes beginning with those letters were used for scores. And the winners were: First flight, 1st place - Diana Galla, 2nd place - Jan Tennant, 3rd place - Joanne Ellis; Second flight: 1st place - Lynn Houghton, 2nd place - Carol Clark, 3rd place - Judy Klein, 4th place tie - Roseann Lavacca and Joan O’Brien; Third flight: 1st place tie - Arlene Klann and Gayle Feeman, 3rd place- Ginger Drake. Closest to the pin was Nancy Lefebvre. Nice going, winners!

ORWGA
Here are the names of the winners of the Jan. 24 Low Net Tournament. Flight A - June Dickbernd, Marge Richardson, Sue Marentette; Flight B - LaVerne Browand, Annette Carini, Karen Schuelke; Flight C - Nancy Reichenbacher, Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer; Flight D - Delma Miller, Sharon Scrivens, Betty Scott. Closest to the pin: LaVerne Browand. Chip-Ins: Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens.
Congratulations to Marti Babb who did not let the frigid winds affect her game. Marti scored a 39 on the front nine at Spruce Creek Preserve during our Jan. 31 low net tournament.
Here are the winners listed in their flights in order of finish: Flight A - Marti Babb, June Dickbernd, Joan Klier; Flight B - LaVerne Browand, Olive Adler, Donna Huffman;. Flight C -Ginny Simons, Nancy Reichenbacher, Carol Devin; Flight D - Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Donna Huffman. Chip In: Kathy O’Connell.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
On Jan. 31. we played “T’s and F’s” and full handicap. Flight A - 1st. Diana Schmidt, tied in 2nd. Patty Waddell and Sally Crass. Flight B - 1st. Darlene Lamo, tied in 2nd. Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Closest to pin on #6 was Diane Dufresne. .Elsa Berbig had a chip in on # 8. This is the last week to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble. We are looking for a good turn out with lots