Oak Run news 05-01-2015

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Tally Tennis continues

By Laura Smith

Dear readers, Do you know that the 5th is Cinco de Mayo? I am sure some of our neighbors will be celebrating this holiday. I think I will celebrate with a Taco salad. Speaking of food we went to the Pancake Breakfast Saturday. I missed not being greeted by Roy and Veronica. As long as I can remember they are in front selling the tickets. Then who was missing in the kitchen but Gary and come to find out he and Veronica were on vacation as was Roy. Oh well I guess they have earned it. The ticket sellers were Helen and Emily. All five of these folks are some of Oak Run’s volunteers and I am really thankful they are here and contribute so much. It was nice visiting with a resident I hadn’t seen in quite a while and she is such a positive person, has lived here for 22 years and loves it.
The tornado brought home to me how great it is at this time of our lives to live in a community that comes all out to help when a tragedy strikes. This was a large one and I know we are all thankful that there were no injuries. I did not ask her if I could mention her name in column as I usually get permission to do so but here is a clue: when you are calling your cat you don’t say “here cat. cat” but usually it’s “ here blank, blank.” Are you familiar with TallyTennis? For the first time I received an article, see below. Don’t forget the Big Red Bus will be at Palm Grove. If you are able to donate, please do so as there is always a need for blood banks. Again I encourage you to thank a veteran, cop, fireman for their service to us. How about a smile and thank you to the people at the grocery stores that take such good of us, especially those young people. They love to chat as they carry out your groceries. Now let us take a look at all the activities, buy a ticket and support it. Laura

After six months of TallyTennis facilitation, Mary and Bob Barton have headed north. They generously organize the TT every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and have done it for the past five years. On Thursday, April 16, the TallyTennis players had a “Thank you” gathering for Mary and Bob after we all played TT from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Lots of great home-made appetizers including Joe Yepez’s delicious display of hand carved fruit. Seventeen TT members celebrated Mary and Bob’s generosity of time, commitment and talent.
TallyTennis will continue through May from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Karen and Ross Dailey have volunteered to facilitate. TallyTennis will have a four and a half month break from June 1 - late October. Enjoy the summer and see you back in October.

New England Club of Oak Run
The club will be enjoying a summer meeting of sandwiches. The club will supply sandwiches and dessert. Members will supply sides (salads, pickles etc.) Bring your set ups. Entertainment will be our annual bean bag baseball that is enjoyed by all. Mark your calendars for May 21 at 5:30 so you will not miss out on the fun. This is the last get together before our snowbirds leave us.
Ticket sales will be May 11 and 15 from 10 to 12 in O.C. Members $3 Guests $5 BYOB – 50/50. Dues for 2015 will be collected if you haven’t already paid. FMI: call Mary 322-7377.

Garden Club News

Our next meeting of the Oak Run Garden Club will be Wednesday, May 6th at the Orchid Club. Social time begins at 9 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30. Our program will be on spring plantings and presented by Guda Taylor of Taylor Nurseries. We were not able to have the annual plant sale as scheduled on March 27 due to the weather report, however we rescheduled it to Saturday morning, March 28 at the Orchid Club during the pancake breakfast. Thanks to all the Oak Run residents that helped make our annual plant sale a success .
The Garden Club will not have meetings in June, July, & August, 2015 however we may schedule a field trip sometime during these three months. Members will be notified by the Oak Run Newsletter, Citizen Newspaper, and on Channel 12 if we do schedule one. Have a safe and enjoyable Summer and mark your calendars for our fall meeting on Sept. 2.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners Golf
On April 20 (front nine) and 23rd (back nine), the Lady Niners of Royal Oaks held their annual Club Championship.
We extend our congratulations to Elsa Berbig, winner of Low Gross and Bette Johnson who came in second. Sue Conner was first in Low Net and Darlene Lamo was second.
We now look forward to May 7 when we’ll play a Shotgun Scramble followed by lunch and the awards presentation.

Club Shalom – Mother’s Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Island Club. Delicious food, dessert and coffee. Members: $10 Non-Members: $12. Annual dues due now: $6 per person. FMI: Call Ellen Salenger, 861-4484, or Shirley Gottfried, 873-6186

Irish American Club
The Irish American Club of Oak Run is having its annual Spring Fling Party at Palm Grove on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food will be catered by Mojo Grill - serving Smothered Chicken, Pull Pork, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Cookies & Brownies. Coffee and Soda provided. BYOB. Music by Nick Burke of Oak Run. Door Prizes and 50/50. $18 pp for members and $21 pp for guests. Call Ann 873-4755 or Gloria 873-6989.

Ballroom Dance Club
Ballroom Dance Club is sponsoring a Senior Prom on Sunday, May 3 at Palm Grove Club from 6 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Cost: Members $5 Guests $7. BYOB and Table Snacks. DJs Linda Byrd & Dennis Rose.
Tickets can be purchased at the Palm Grove Club on Sunday evenings 7 to 8. For information call David at 237-0714 or Larry at 854-1037.

Oak run Travel
The following trips have room for a few more travelers so give the hosts a call.
#2 -Mission Inn - on Aug. 6 you will have the opportunity to visit four places which provide great variety and fun. First, a stop at the fabulous Yalaha Bakery where you can sample delectable pastries then on to the LakeRidge Winery for a tour and tasting and to learn about wine making. Around lunch time we will be at the beautiful grounds of the Spanish themed Mission Inn where you’ll have lunch at Nicker’s Restaurant on your own. On the way back to Oak Run the last stop will be at the Russell Stover Chocolate Factory where you can taste the sweets and buy some to take. All-in-all this will be a very tasty and pleasing day at a cost of just $26 per person. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get a seat on the bus.
#3 –Suds - on Sept. 13 go with us to the Show Palace Dinner Theatre for great buffet and good clean fun enjoying a show full of 60s music. A young woman has a guardian angel who is teaching her about finding true love at, of all places, a laundromat. There are 50 of our favorite tunes including “Where the Boys Are”, “These Boots are Made for Walking” and “I Feel Good”. Call Jackie Marcotte or Janet Madsden to get your ticket.
# 4 - Local Mystery Tour – You may not know where this Sept. 23 trip goes (because it is a mystery!) but you can be assured you will enjoy it. This is the second Mystery Tour we have offered and those who went on the tour last year were very pleased they did. The stops on this year’s tour are totally different than last year but just as interesting and we stop at a local eatery for lunch on your own. The price is right at just $26 per person including transportation and bus driver tip. Parts of this trip will be difficult for people with walkers and wheelchairs due to steps but is otherwise not strenuous. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig, hosts for this unique trip.
#5 - On Sept. 27 you can enjoy ‘9 to 5, The Musical’ - This is a new theatre for us to visit so go with us to The Alhambra Dinner Theatre near Jacksonville. It is actually not any further away than some of our regular venues so we want everyone to have a new experience with us. The bus will leave Oak Run at 9:30 a.m. with the included lunch at noon followed by the show at 2. You will be back home at an early hour. You probably remember the movie version of this show starring Dolly Parton as one of 3 women who take on their egotistical, smarmy boss in a funny office take over that involves a jilted wife, an overworked office manager and an objectified secretary. Call John and Marion Mowen, hosts for this trip.

July 4th Celebration
The ‘I’m Proud to be an American” dance will be held June 27 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club BYOB. Music by Ed Shannon & Co. $6 per person. For Oak Run residents and their guests only.
On July 3 at the Orchid Club, from 4 to 7 pm, we will have a Dixieland Jazz Concert with music by ‘The Good Times Jazz Band’, along with hot dogs, chips, cookies, beer and sodas. $10 per person. Ticket sales for both the dance and the Dixieland Jazz Festival will be in the Card Room on June 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. and on June 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. For tickets after June 16, call Carol Forgette, 873-3074. Make all checks payable to ORHA – please no cash.
We are looking for participants for our Fourth of July parade. Decorate your golf cart, car, motorcycle or pet— get your neighbors together and come join us. And, of course, our many clubs and organizations and any individuals in Oak Run are encouraged to participate. The parade starts at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the Cool Down at the Orchid Club, with refreshments and patriotic songs by the Troubadours with sing-along participation. The Marion County Fife and Drum Corps will march and perform, and we will have our customary tribute to the Armed Forces and Veterans. The Garden Club will serve refreshments during the Cool Down. Contact Paul Pike, 861-6953, with your interest in participating.
The Ambassadors is a Standing Committee under the ORHA Board, dedicated to serving the social and cultural needs of all the residents of Oak Run. The Ambassadors is not a club; therefore, there are no dues and is manned entirely by volunteers. We invite you to join us at an Ambassadors Workshop held at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Card Room at the Orchid Club. The May Workshop has been cancelled. Currently we are looking for Decorating and Volunteer Support Managers. For more information, phone Della Blanchard, 237-6474.

Kevin Wilder, President of the ORHA Board, wishes to thank, on the behalf of the board, all the attendees and particularly the volunteers who made the recent Community Fair such a success. Everyone did a fantastic job! He was especially pleased at the many residents who by their enthusiasm made it such a fun day. Several hundred stayed until all the drawings took place of the many prizes the board had supplied. There was no charge for any of the games and the players received a ticket for each win they had. They then placed their tickets in boxes for drawings of those items that interested them. The excitement grew for the winning of the TV as all participants had an opportunity to win. All comments were positive on the food served. The whole day was a bargain and all look forward to next year. Laura Smith

Big Red Bus

The May Blood drive will take place on Thursday, May 7 at the Palm Grove parking lot. This is your chance to save lives in your community. You will also be able to check your total cholesterol on line and learn your blood type, which can be vital info to know, and you never know when you may be on the receiving end of this precious gift of blood. So be a Hero, come donate! Please remember to bring a photo ID and to drink plenty of fluids before and after donating.

Len Teitler’s Do Your Remember?
Golf Cart Parade Dec. 19, 2013 narrated by Anna Boodee following F Y I from
May 1 to May 8 on our Community Channel 12.

This is how we roll the ball! The Bocce Ball Courts at the Community Fair was a huge success thanks to the members of the Bocce Club. Residents and visitors learned a little about playing bocce. If you enjoyed yourself, and would like to learn how to totally play the game, come out on a Tuesday between now and September at 8:45 a.m. If you have any interest in playing on one of the leagues in the fall, now is the time to learn the game. I you would like more information, please call Pat or Art Kreideweis at 291-1456. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out at the Community Fair.

Renaissance Women’s Club
All our activities are open to all women Oak Runners. We welcome you to join us!
Dinner: To be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5 at the Royal Oaks Golf Club. Call Pat 352-854-7549 or Gerry 352-873-6868 for reservations.
Luncheon: Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Lena’s Seafood, 18478 E. Hwy 40, Silver Springs (352) 625-6489. Contact Gloria 570-606-7107 for reservations and carpooling and full details of our monthly planned luncheons.
Movies: Call Gerry 873-6868 or Lucinda 861-2232 for information about movies and carpooling. If you would like to arrange for a particular movie outing, please call with your ideas!
Membership List: We are in the process of updating our membership list. Call Norma to keep your name listed. 854-1910.
Next Meeting: Sunday, May 3l, 2 p.m. at the Island Club.

Neighborhood 3
We are planning a luncheon at the Royal Oaks Restaurant on Saturday, June 27 at noon.
All are welcome. If the men are playing golf or otherwise occupied, we hope the ladies will enjoy getting together and vise versa. Please let us know ASAP, so we may give Sue Wiley a head count. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you all there. Please call Betzy Duffy –
352-854-9834 or Joann McLuen - 843-991-7005.

Oak Run Quilters
The members of the Oak Run Quilters have been working on quilts to donate to the Shepherd’s Lighthouse, a facility to house and educate homeless mothers and their children, until they can secure jobs and take care of themselves and their children.
The quilters made numerous quilts while learning quilting skills themselves.
While many of our quilters go north for the summer, quilting continues to be favorite pastime to create items for charity, family and for our own use.
Pictured with the quilts are seated: Pat Cicogna, Dorothy Fabian, Ursula Harris and standing, Janet Sutphen , Loretta Nimmon, Patti Schwartz, Sharon Hall, Tina Leavitt.

Oak Run Women’s Golf Association
On Thursday, April 9 the group welcomed spring with their “Spring Fling” outing and luncheon.
1st Place Team: Norma Erickson, Karen Scheulke, Ruth Morgan, LaVerne Browand.
2nd Place Team: Edith Voss, Nancy Reichenbacher, Claire Pruneau, Marge Richardson.
3rd Place Team: Delma Miller, Phyllis Robinson, Sue Eli, Marge Richardson.
Closest to the Pin: Sue Elie
Closest to the Line; Bebe Hahne
Longest Putt: Olive Adler
No Chip-ins
The committee planned a fun outing and luncheon and everyone had a great time!
The winners for of the outing on Thursday, April 16 were:
Flight 1: Marge Richadson, Marge Rymarcsuk, Sylvia Fiorello.
Flight 2: Karen Schuelke, June Dickbernd, Ruth Morgan.
Flight 3: Ginny Simons, Sue Elie, Phyllis Robinson.
Flight 4: Evelyn Exell, Anita Caruso, Bebe Hahne.
Chip In: Marlene Smith.
Community Fair
The following members assisted participants at the April 18th Oak Run Community Fair’s Putting Game; Jean Travers, Janet Sutphen,LaVerne Browand, Delma Miller, Sue Elie, Gail Barclay, Marlene Smith and Irene Rooney. It was a fun time for all!

Oak Run Women’s Golf Association
The results of the April 23 Low Net Tournament are as follows: Flight 1; Marti Babb, Gail Barclay, Olive Adler. Flight 2: Ruth Morgan, Jennie Buccella, Karen Scheulke. Flight 3: Phyllis Robinnson, Jean Travers, Terri Feeley. Flight 4: Edith Voss, Linda Noel, Delma Miller
Closest to the Pin: Marlena Yaich
Chip In; Gail Barclay and Karen Schuelke
Romga Senior Tournament
Romga conducted a 36 hole Senior Tournament on April 22-24. 63 Players competed in two white tee flights and three each from the gold and red tees. Winners for 1st , and 2nd place in each flight were as follows:
Gross Scores Net Scores
1st 2nd 1st 2nd
White flight 1: low gross Murray, Rotker Dawson Murray
White flight 2: low gross Welch, White Welch Juhasz
Gold flight 1 low gross Weckstein Blackburn Weckstein Blackburn
Gold flight 2 low gross Frandsen Sample Sample Frandsen
Gold flight 3 low gross Lockyer Jakobsen Jakobsen Lockyer
Red flight 1 low gross Spran Cunningham Spran Garriepy
Red flight 2 low gross Gehan Rizzo Gildea Gehan
Red flight 3 low gross Casner Madill Casner Schoendorf
The weather was beautiful. The buffet by Royal Oaks was very good. Thanks to Dick Rizzo and Bob Juhasz for hosting an excellent tournament

Members of the Shuffleboard Club enjoyed hosting the shuffleboard competition for the Oak Run Community Day. There was a good turnout and people enjoyed the game. We want to thank those members who took time from their day to volunteer.
As the weather gets warmer it is time to say goodbye to our snowbird friends. Hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we see you back on the courts in the fall!
A reminder to those who stay and enjoy the warm Florida summer, Shuffleboard is played year-round Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Currently we play at 9 a.m. for the summer. New players are always welcome and instruction is given as needed.

International Folk Dance Club
We invite you to our International Folk Dance Club! We meet every Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club Auditorium. All Oak Run residents and their overnight guests are welcome. Newcomers welcome. No experience necessary. No partners are necessary. Wear appropriate footwear for the wooden floor. We ask that you bring a smile and a desire to have fun while learning dances from different countries around the world! You will also learn about the origins of these dances and the customs of these countries! For more information call Sheila at (914) 548-6066 or Susan at (352) 237-3636.
Well that is all folks for another week and may it be a good one for all of you. Laura Smith csjtpq@deccacable.com