OakRun news 3-30-2012

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Troubadors concert is April 12-13

By Carol Wheeler

Be sure to purchase your Troubadours’ tickets for the spring concert which will be on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. The music will be wonderful and you will have an uplifting and magical night to remember. Dr. Mary Beth Lake, the Troubadours’ director, has selected an array of music from new to old favorites including a Cole Porter medley, tunes from ”State Fair,” “The Music Man,” and a beautiful new ballad written by Dolly Parton. Entertainment will be provided by our ensemble, a dancer, a flutist and several beautiful solos. As always, the talented Margaret Elder will be accompanying the chorus and Donna Topp will be accompanying our soloists, we can’t go wrong!
Ticket sales continue in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday from April 4 through April 11 and on Thursday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. General admission is $5 and reserved seats, $7. Tickets will also be sold at the door, If you would like more information call Gus at 352-873-3630.

Francine Wolff honored
Oak Run resident Francine Wolff was honored by Sheriff Dean and her cold case team with an appreciation plaque for her dedication and loyal service to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Francine and the other volunteers are known as ICE Agents (cold case ice). After retiring from a career in law enforcement, Francine continues serving her community. Congratulations Francine!

African Safari Dance
Saturday, April 21, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Palm Grove will be the site of the “African Safari Dance” featuring “Eddie Shannon and Company.” Ticket sales will be Monday, April 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, and Tuesday, April 10, from 9 to 10 a.m., in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Cost per person is $6. Make check payable to ORHA; please no cash.

Do You Remember?
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of Donna Bolton’s “Men Only Showcase of Stars.” It will air following “FYI” at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 30 to April 6.

Singles Club
The Singles Club of Oak Run is sponsoring a seven-night Caribbean cruise on the “Freedom of the Seas” from Sept. 2 to 9, 2012. We are inviting all Oak Run residents to join us. Make your reservation as soon as possible by calling Lynn Rozinski at 352-854-8399. Deadline for reservations is May 1, so act quickly!
On April 26 we will hold our annual auction sale which is always so much fun. Please wrap suitable gifts to be auctioned and bring plenty of change to join in on the bidding. The items go for as little as 50 cents to a couple of dollars. We usually have wine and cheese at this event but this year we will serve only the cheese and crackers. You may bring your own beverage, however, we will have coffee and hot tea.
We will join in on the annual area singles clubs’ potluck party at On Top of the World on April 27. It is to be held at the Arbor Club and will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a fee of $2 charged at the door. Please bring a dish to share.
For questions regarding our club please call Roger Januchowski at 352-291-1004.

Garden Club
The following is from Pat Callahan: As president of the Oak Run Garden Club, I wanted to thank everyone who made our annual plant sale on March 17 such a terrific success. Current estimate is that we made $900 on our sale, which is earmarked for our Endowed Scholarship Fund at CF, in the field of horticulture.
It wouldn’t have been possible to have had such a successful day without the enthusiastic participation of members of our club and their families and friends. I particularly want to thank my co-chairperson and V.P., Sharon Cariglio. I also wish to thank the ORHA Board, past and present presidents, Jim Waddell and Steve Routte, DECCA’s Alana Inman, who assisted with the approvals and change of venue to the Orchid Club. The Country Western Dance Club was kind and let us in Friday night to decorate. The Troubadours and the Chords were helpful in lending us wonderful voices for the Irish sing-along with Rev. Chadwick directing and Marci Hutto accompanying on the piano Thank you to the community for donating plants (the Kents, the Stones and the Pelusos ) and for supporting our sale.
This will be a tough act to follow but we are already thinking about our annual plant sale for next year and we hope you are too!! Thank you again for your support everyone. Come meet our hardworking, knowledgeable,and enthusiastic members on the first Wednesday of every month (September - June ) at 9 a.m. at the Orchid Club.
Pat Callahan
Oak Run Garden Club President

New York Club
Hi New Yorkers! Well, March is over, as is our March International dinner/dance Many countries were represented. Hope you were there. If not, why not? The music by the Carriers, Italian food catered by Pavorotti’s Restaurant and the decorations all made for a very pleasant evening.
Keep an eye out for information about our May affair to close the season. We believe the theme will be “Stars and Stripes.” Remember, all Oak Runners are always welcome for a fun evening. If you’re interested in joining, contact John McHale or Nancy Lillard. And don’t forget to call Ginny Emerick if you know of any members needing a word of good cheer. Look forward to seeing you.

Laurel Oaks
The Laurel Oaks St. Patrick’s Day party was a great success. The decorations were lovely and the dinner delicious. For those into corned beef and cabbage the traditional food set the culinary mood for the evening. However, those who chose the vegetarian shepherd’s pie enjoyed a most unusual and interesting meal that had the corned beef and cabbage folks asking to try some! Singer and DJ Fred Campbell entertained with both Irish and other music. An Irish trivia contest and other Irish-related fun made for a very enjoyable evening. Once again Laurel Oaks put on a truly memorable St. Patrick’s Day party.

Oak Run Travel
Here’s a reminder about some trips that will be leaving in the early fall. Contact the hosts to reserve your seat or for further information.
On Sept. 16 enjoy the “All New 50’s and 60’s Review” ‘with Fred and Joann Veale as hosts. Cost is $68.50 which includes Show Palace lunch buffet and the bus driver’s tip. The show features sounds of Elvis, The Beatles and The Beach Boys among others.
Off to Hard Rock again with host Valerie Oddo on Sept. 19. Leave Oak Run at 2 p.m. and leave Hard Rock at 7p.m. Trip Includes $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher plus driver’s tip for $22 per person. Call Valerie.
Go to the dogs on Sept. 22 at the Derby Dog Track, one of the oldest and best maintained in the country. Trip leaves Oak Run at 9:15 a.m., have a buffet lunch/brunch with the first race at 12:30 p.m., all for $40 including driver’s tip. Don and Carol Forgette are hosts.
“All Access Tour” of the Daytona International Speedway is on Oct 4. Leaves at 9:30 a.m. with lunch on your own. Tour at 1 p.m. for about 90 minutes. Trip includes bus driver’s tip for $43 with hosts Bob and Norma Richards.

Tennis Club/Pad-Rack
The long awaited and greatly anticipated social event of the season is upon us. On Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchid Club, the entertainment committee of the Tennis Club will hold its spring social. The sign up sheet has been posted on the tennis bulletin board. Those coming please bring a dish that will serve from 4 to 6 people. We are sure that we have some fine cooks who will prepare interesting dishes. The committee will provide coffee and dessert. Great entertainment is planned plus a raffle. Of course all the pad-rack players are invited. Please no colored Easter eggs! The committee will have colored tennis balls instead. This will be an evening of great fun. Please sign up as soon as possible so the committee can get a head count. (Columnist’s note: My apologies as this item should have appear in an earlier column. Hope I’m not developing a talent for losing things in my virtual files for the column. Things are bad enough with my paper ones.)

Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf
On Tuesday, March 13, we played the 1st day of our “President’s Cup,” an individual low net tournament. The winners that day were: First Flight: 1st place- Diana Galla, tie for 2nd place- Elsa Berbig and Jan Tennant; Second Flight: tie for 1st place - Lynn Houghton and Maureen Edwards, 3rd place- Sylvia Zappia; Third Flight: tie for 1st place- Patty Dougherty and Leslie Rizzo, 3rd place - Carolyn Collins. Donna Gwin was closest to the pin. Thursday, March 15,, the 2nd day of the “President’s Cup” tournament, the winners were: First Flight: 1st place- Carole Dygert, 2nd place- Diana Galla, 3rd place - Jan Tennant; Second Flight: 1st place- Bette Johnson, tie for 2nd place- Sylvia Zappia and Sheila Adams; Third Flight: tie for 1st place - Inge Szabo and Ilene Simnowitz, tie for 2nd place- Carolyn Collins and Leslie Rizzo. Sylvia Zappia was closest to the pin. After totaling the scores from both days the winner of the “2012 President’s Cup” was Diana Galla! Jan Tennant and Carole Dygert tied for 2nd place and Maureen Edwards was in 4th place.
On Tuesday, March 20, we played “Two Best Ball of Four Net. The winners were: 1st place- Jan Tennant, Roseann Lavacca, Ginger Drake and a blind; 2nd place- Judie Lavdas,Janet Tully, Arlene Klann and Cindy Kocher; 3rd place tie- Nancy Lefebvre, Lynn Houghton, Barb Scozzafava, Barb Davis and Bea Terry, Sylvia Zappia, Gayle Feeman, Gigi Bagg. Diana Galla was closest to the pin.

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf

On March 23 we enjoyed another spring day, and 44 players turned out for a day of friendly competition on the links. The game was the usual three best net, and the scores reflected the good conditions There was a tie for first between two teams with a score of 193. They were Al Prachel, John O’Neill, Bill Start, and John Foutty; and Bob Gray, Frank Kelley, Tom Ducz, and Bruce Drake. In third with a score of 194 were Dick Blackburn, Larry Collins, and Dick Berbig. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Emmet Dowling, Ron Kowalewski, Steve Casner, and Jan Flickinger.
On Wednesday, March 21, our own Bob Gildea scored a hole-in-one one on the third hole. This is Bob’s fifth, putting him in rare company. Not only that, but it is his first after reaching the ripe old age of 86! Congratulations, Bob, and may you have many more.
One more reminder - be sure to sign up for the Seniors Championship Tournament to be held on April 11 and 13.

The winners of the low net tournament held on Thursday, March 15, were : Flight A : 1st- JoAnn Cohen, 2nd- Gail Barclay, 3rd- Marge Richardson; Flight B: 1st- Karen Scheulke, 2nd- Annette Carine, 3rd- Barbara Laws; Flight C: 1st- Sue Elie, 2nd- Bebe Hahne, 3rd- Norma Erickson; Flight D: 1st- Terri Feeley, 2nd- Ruby Sheperd, 3rd- Pat Apeland. Delma Miller won closest to the pin. Chip-Ins were made by Bebe Hahne, Ruby Sheperd, Marge Richardson, and Claire Pruneau.
Those who won the low net tournament on the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, are as follows: Flight A: 1st - Marge Richardson, 2nd - Marge Rymarcsuk, 3rd - June Dickbernd; Flight B: 1st - Norma Rombach, 2nd - Annette Carini, 3rd - Karen Scheulke; Flight C: 1st-Bebe Hahne, 2nd - Evelyn Exell, 3rd - Sue Elie; Flight D: 1st - Ginny Simons, 2nd - Mary Hart, 3rd - Ruby Sheperd Closest to the pin as won by Norma Rombach. Chip Ins were made by Rose Brown, Jennie Buccella and Bebe Hahne
Congratulations to all of our players.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
On March 22 we played “throw out two holes” and full handicap. The winners were: Flight A - 1st. Sally Crass, 2nd. Ginger Drake, 3rd. BJ Lassiter Flight B - 1st. Joyce Madill, 2nd. Diane Dufresne, 3rd. IIene Simmowitz. Closest to pin was Diane Dufresne and Beverly Matejicek had a chip in. We all had a great time and the weather has been beautiful .

Carol Ann’s Corner
Oak Run enjoyed yet another top notch theatrical production last weekend when Little Theatre presented “Sex Please We’re Sixty.” Time after time our theater groups come up with plays our talented actors, set designers, backstage technicians, etc. can really sink their teeth into. Congratulations to all involved in “Sex Please We’re Sixty.” I’m looking forward already to next autumn’s play!
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