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Blood drive set for Wednesday

By Carol Ann Wheeler

Blood Drive


Bloodmobiles from Florida's Blood Centers will be at Palm Grove on Wednesday, July 7, from noon to 5 p.m and on Thursday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring picture identification. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Remember that Florida's Blood Center is the only source of blood for all Marion County hospitals and other medical facilities.

Fourth of July Festivities

The last event of the Fourth of July festivities takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 3, beginning at 8 a.m. on the main boulevard. Starting at SW 83rd Avenue the parade will end at the Orchid Club where there will be cool down. Come listen to the Troubadours and have some refreshments.

Do You Remember?

Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler's presentation of Donna Bolton's "Showcase of Stars" from June, 2009 with master of ceremonies Ron Manford. The program airs following "FYI" daily from July 2 to July 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Photography Club

The last meeting of the season took place on June 14. Elections were held and the year-end competition took place with ribbons awarded to the following winners:


Novice: Gail Reilly 1st and 3rd, Nancy Frost 2nd, Olga Fernicola Honorable Mention

Intermediate: Shelley Sizemore 1st, Ed Garrepy 2nd, Frazer Crane 3rd, Jim Collmer Honorable Mention

Advanced: Mike Baker 1st and 2nd, Laurie Stamm 3rd, Carolee Carter Honorable Mention

Non-Creative People’s Choice:

Novice: Nancy Frost, Intermediate Ed Garrepy, Advanced Mike Florey


Intermediate: Trinette Collmer; Advanced: Mike Baker

The newly elected Board and Committee Members for 2010/2011 are:

President: Jim Carrell

Vice President: NC Sizemore

Secretary: Trinette Collmer

Treasurer: Jim Collmer

Members-At-Large: Art Holt and Nancy Frost

Past President: Laurie Stamm

Program Committee: Chairperson – TBD, Louise Werner, Larry Werner

Field trip Committee: Laurie Stamm (Chairperson), Walt Markowski, Marty O’Grady, Carolee Carter

Publicity Committee and Drawings: Muriel Koehler

Set-Up Committee: Frazer Crane

ORHA Photo Support Committee: Marty O’Grady (Chairperson) and volunteers

Webmaster: Dave Simmons

The first meeting of the new season will be Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club.

Singles Club

On June 24 we had wonderful picnic, even though we had to stay in the air conditioning! The chicken dinners and the watermelon dessert were a big hit. Also the "human" horse race games were thoroughly enjoyed by all!

On July 24 we will have a day trip to the Orange Blossom Opry for musical and comedy entertainment. We will car pool and stop for dinner before the show. The cost is $15 per person. Please call Jerri Shorey at 352-237-5512 by July 10 to make your reservation.

On August 26 we will hold our annual pot luck dinner. Please call Judy Kelly at 352-873-9003 to coordinate the menu selections you plan to bring. We will have a ladies barbershop quartet, "Four in a Chord" to entertain us for the evening.

We are planning a 7 day cruise to the eastern Caribbean from March 26 through April 2, 2011 on the Norwegian Sun. We have great group rates that include all taxes, fees, gratuities, etc. We must have reservations and deposit by Sept. 15, 2010. For any questions please call Sara Schmitt at 352-861-1154.

Oak Run Travel

Valerie Oddo still has a few seats remaining for the Hard Rock Casino #2 trip on Monday, July 26. This will be a morning/afternoon trip where you will receive $25 in free play and a $5 food voucher. Price is only $21. Call today to reserve your seat.

Racing fans, call Bob and Maureen Farulla to get on the trip to the new dog racing facility in St. Petersburg. Plus, you can enjoy the poker room while you are there. Price includes lunch, program, bus, and driver's tip.

Dade City Zoo on Thursday, September 23, has a few seats available. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. This is a new trip for us and was highly recommended by several people who have visited there and told us what a great time they had at this zoo and botanical gardens. The price is just $35 for the bus, ticket to the zoo, ticket to the museum, and bus driver's tip.

"Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain," has a few seats left for the Sunday, October 10, trip to the Show Palace Dinner Theatre. "Oklahoma" is the first musical from Rogers and Hammerstein, and while watching this great musical, you can enjoy a delicious dinner. Cost is just $60. Call Joanne and John Misener to reserve.

There are still a few tickets available for Celtic Thunder from Oak Run Travel. The tickets at Ruth Eckerd Hall are all sold out. The cost is $78 for ticket, bus, and bus driver's tip. The show will be on Tuesday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. Call Connie Smith to get on this trip.

"If I were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," "To Life," and many more wonderful songs are from the show, "Fiddler On The Roof", which will be at the Phillips Center on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. The price is just $74 for the bus, show, and driver's tip.

Royal Oaks Women's 18 Hole Golf

The annual Flag Tournament took place on Tuesday, June 22. Taking first place was Bea Terry, followed by Carole Dygert, Claire Pruneau, Sheri Butler, Joanne Morris, Ilene Simnowitz, Joanne Ellis and Kathy Kollar. Joanne Ellis was closest to the pin.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

The game on June 3 was "Ones." First place went to Sally Crass. There was a three-way tie for second place between Ilene Simnowitz, Joyce Madill and Sam Timmermeyer.

"Tee to Green" was the game played on June 10. The winners were Ilene Simnowitz - first place; Diana Schmidt - second place and B.J. Lassiter - third place. Eleanor Cerlenko made a chip in on the 10th hole!

On June 17, everyone got to "Throw Out 2 Holes." This is always a great game to play! Joyce Madill won, and Ilene Simnowitz and Carolee Riola tied for second place. Vange Bell made a chip-in and Cindy Kocher made a birdie on #3!

"Eenie Meenie" was the game we played on June 24. This means that after the round is over, each player chooses 1 par 3, 1 par 5, and 3 par 4 holes for their game score. There was a tie for first place between Patty Waddell and Eleanor Cerlenko. Ilene Simnowitz was second. Patty Waddell made a birdie on the 16th hole.

All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the Ladies Locker Room.

ORWGA Winners

On June 24th the Oak Run lady golfers played a low net tournament at Spruce Creek. The following are winners for that tournament: Flight A - Joan Klier, Judy Gerace and Marti Babb; Flight B - Kate Lott, Donna Huffman and Norma Rombach; Flight C - Norma Erickson, Tina McCurry and Olive Adler, and Flight D - Betty Scott, Pat Tarman and Erika Radke. "Closest to the Pin" was won by Judy Gerace and there were two lucky ladies who had "Chip Ins"; Donna Huffman and Betty Scott.

We'd like to wish all a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Royal Oaks Men's Golf

The winners of the three best net game on Friday, June 25, were: first place with a score of 195, the team of Dick Blackburn, Keith LeMasters, Pat Schiavo, and a blind. The score for second place was 198, turned in by Emmet Dowling, Dale Wurtzburger, Len Green and Richard Spano. The team of Jim Lacey, Tom Morris, Tom Ducz and Joe Paller won third place with a score of 200. Bob Salberg, Bob Gildea, John Foutty with a

blind scored 201 for a fourth place finish. In fifth place was the team of Ken Frandsen, Paul Colatruglio, Steve Szabo and the amazing Duke Slayton. Closest to the pin winners were: White tees, Hal Loomis and Ken Frandsen; Senior red tees, Pat Schiavo.

Chairman Dick Blackburn has the Red, White, and Blue Special Event all ready to go. This is the last ROMGA Special Event until September, so lets get out there and score those birdies, eagles and pars. Good luck to all especially our new members.

Carol Ann's Corner

More "You Know You're a Floridian When" items:

You never use an umbrella because you know th rain will be over in five minutes.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.