SEAGULL SOUNDINGS JULY 2005

WELCOME: Lakeside Terrace residents are happy to welcome the following new neighbors to our community.
Patricia Hammonds at 18 Sunrise Ln. from NY.
Linda Holub at 45 Terrace Dr. from IN.
Veda Lemcke at 5 Clubhouse Dr. from FL.
Edward & Doris Pluta at 9 Clubhouse Dr. from GA.
Creed & Cosetta Stephens 7 Lakeview Dr. from TN.
Ted & Heather Watson 35 Lake Griffin Dr. from Canada
Welcome back to returning previous Lakeside Terrace residents Jim & Dorothy Norkiewicz at 12 Lakewood Ln from MI and Lloyd Hall & new resident Evelyn Salhoff from FL at 27 Sunrise Ln

TO OUR NEIGHBORS WHO WERE ILL OR HOSPITALIZED RECENTLY, WE WISH FOR YOU ALL BETTER DAYS AND HEALING TOO COMBINED WITH GOOD CHEER AND STRENGTH. IN JUNE, GET WELL AND THINKING OF
YOU CARDS WERE SENT TO ROBEY HINTZ, DORIS HALL, HAROLD FREEMAN AND DOTTIE BOWLING.

JULY BIRTHDAYS: Betty Babcock, Ann Bryant, Norma Fudge, A. V. Fudge, Marie Griffin, Fred Hassom, Judy Laqualia, Michele Lennon, Jean McFerren, Bonnie Park, Harriet Reeves, Leo Schwartzmiller, Ken
Stevenson, Pat Voelker, Wally Voelker

JULY ANNIVERSARIES: Evan & Ruth Anastasoff, Guy & Betty Babcock, Ed & Donna Huber, Richard & Dot Sipe

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the
doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country,
but not to where the guilt is.
4. Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
5. And always remember Humpty Dumpty was pushed!

SEAGULL SOUNDINGS
                   The  Newsletter for Lakeside Terrace Residents
Lakeside Terrace
Update
July 2005.

Memorial Day Picnic: Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers prepared by our chefs  Nick LaQualia, Wally Voelker & Edd Kolbe.  After door prizes were handed out some played cards while others enjoyed the activities in the pool and at the horseshoe pits.  We spent $125 and collected $76 plus a $20 anonymous donation.  Some of the supplies ($30) we purchased will be contributed to the Labor Day event.   

                                                                                                                                  

Bingo:           Bingo was held 27 nights
                      Total participants from 10/4/2004 through 4/18/2005 = 1,240

Game                        Money Received          Reduction          Total Distributed          Avg Prize
Early Birds                          $1,905.50             $145.50                      $1,760.00               $13.00
Regular                                $3,448.50          $188.50                      $3,260.00               $10.00
Speed                                     $438.50            $28.50                          $410.00              $15.00
Circle 7                                   $707.00               $0.00                         $707.00               $26.00
Missing Link                        $1,772.00               $0.00                      $1,772.00              $66.00
Brown Bag                          $1,225.00             $66.00                      $1,159.00              $43.00
Total                                     $9,496.50          $428.50                       $9,068.00          
Expenses                                                           $317.00                    
Net Income                                                         $111.50                    
Sale of Bingo Items                                            $28.00                    
                                                                            $139.50*                    
                                                                                                       *Does not include 50/50

                                                                                                                                  

Updates:  If you would like to be kept updated on Social Club happenings or the hot tub via e-mail, please send me your e-mail address - my e-mail address is now cakolbe@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                  

Cocktail Party:   The first cocktail party of the summer held on June 12th was hosted by Nick & Judy Laqualia.  Twelve residents sampled snacks and enjoyed spending time chatting with others.  We ventured out on the deck but got chased inside by a thunderstorm.  This was not a Social Club event  just a chance to get together and get to know our neighbors better.  Check the bulletin board for the next party.   

                                                                                                                                  
          
Complaints, Concerns, Etc.:  If you have a complaint or concern regarding our community, please contact the Manager so he can address the issue.  If your complaint or concern is not acted on in a reasonable time frame, you should then contact the HOA who will then meet with the Manager to get the matter resolved.

                                                                                                                                  

Pool: If you are the last one to leave the pool area, please make sure the radio is off and the cabinet door is shut and please lock up.  Also residents and guests should obey the pool rules:  No running, jumping or diving.  The pool is there for everyone's enjoyment so we need to remember to be respectful of others in and around the pool.  Thank you for your assistance.

                                                                                                                                  

Hot tub: A letter (next page) has been sent to Richard Leiter, Regional Director at Hometown America.  Also included is Mr. Leiter's response.  Unfortunately he did not include an estimated timeline.  But Chet has informed us that the paperwork has been submitted to Lake County materials were ordered.  Those two processes will take about 5-7 weeks.   

                                                                                                                                  


Letter to Manager & Regional Director
                                                                                                                     June 8, 2005

Mr. Chet Brown, Community Manager
Lakeside Terrace Mobile Home Park
26 Sunrise Lane
Fruitland Park, FL  34731

Dear Chet:

As President of the Lakeside Terrace Homeowners Association, a number of residents have spoken to me and my wife (Social Club President) regarding their concern about the spa/hot tub. 

The concern is that there has been no work on the spa/hot tub for a number of months.  My wife and I didn't arrive here until September 20th at which point we were told that the hot tub would be installed in 2 weeks.  At a Social Club meeting in December, the managers indicated it would be up to 4 months before the installation would be complete.  We (residents) understand that the hurricanes and transition period between managers did not help the situation.  The hot tub is an amenity advertised by Hometown America and many of our residents rely on it to help alleviate some of their health problems.  They have been without access to a hot tub for over 9 months and we feel that this is an inordinate amount of time.

We, along with you, have been fielding questions and complaints on this issue for a number of months.  We would appreciate an update on the status of the installation from either you or the Hometown America Regional Office.  Please let me know if there is anything that we can do to assist in getting the hot tub installed.  Our residents are frustrated and are committed to doing whatever is required to resolve this issue.

The Homeowners Board and Social Club Board are committed to working with you and Hometown America to provide our residents with a high quality community in which to enjoy their retirement years.

E-mail Received by Manger from Regional Director

From:                    Dick Leiter                              Sent:          Wed 6/8/2005          2:08 PM
To:                              Chester Brown
Subject:                    HOA and the Spa Attachments          

Share with the HOA and other residents that the company originally doing the spa replacement thought that since the old spa was of a "residential type" that it could be replaced with a similar "residential type".  That was not the case since the spa code now requires that spas for commercial use must be a "commercial type" spa.  This meant that the State of Florida's Department of Health now had jurisdiction.  The commercial spa required an engineering company, out of Orlando, to design the spa, plans and prints then had to be approved by the State of Florida, permitting then needed to be applied for from Lake County.  Because of all the hurricane related permitting requests, both the state of Florida and Lake County could not respond in their normal time frame.  It is no one's fault, other than the hurricanes themselves, which has created havoc for thousands state wide.  There are still hundreds of homes in Charlotte County that have blue tarps over their damaged roofs because they can't get aluminum and subs are back logged.

The good news is, we are almost there with our spa.


                                                             Thank You!

Chuck Matthews' daughter, son-in-law and grandson had an 80th birthday party for Chuck yesterday.  It was so nice that they invited his friends from the park to celebrate with them.  It was a great party and everyone enjoyed themselves = great company, food and music.

They donated pop, decorations, candles and serving dishes to the Social Club for use at future events. 

Lisa & Todd, thank you for your donation  we will definitely put the items to good use.   Carole    

                       
Carole Kolbe, Social Club President  ~~ Edd Kolbe, HOA President



IT'S TIME TO GET OUT AND ABOUTIII
CALLING ALL RED HAT LADIES
AND NEIGHBORS IN LAKESIDE TERRACE!!!

A LADIES LUNCHEON IS PLANNED
FOR TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005
AT CAPTAIN BELLS RESTAURANT
AT THE WINN DIXIE PLAZA
SIGN UP SHEET POSTED AT THE CLUBHOUSE
WE WILL MEET AT THE CLUBHOUSE AT 12:00 NOON
PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU NEED A RIDE OR IF YOU CAN DRIVE.

EVERYONE IS INVITED - RED HAT OR NOT
RED HAT ATTIRE IS OPTIONAL

SEAGULL SOUNDINGS
                   The  Newsletter for Lakeside Terrace Residents
June 2005

It's hard to believe that another month is about gone. As Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, " another day older and deeper in debt," I don't know about the debt but
the "another day older" is true.

I guess you heard about the two hikers that were walking through the wood and came upon a big bear. One of the men took off his shoes and put on a pair of track shoes. "What are you doing" cried the other man. "We can't out run that bear even in track shoes." "Who cares about the bear?" "All I have to worry about is out running you."

Sometimes we have a tendency to think about ourselves when we should be willing to see what is best for our mends. When it comes to home and lawn care we are not only looking out for ourselves but for our friends and neighbors in Lakeside Terrace. I struggle with lawns left three weeks before mowing. It makes us look like an old man that doesn't shave for three weeks.

The moral to the story is, we put on the track shoes with not to much concern for our friends and neighbors. See when it comes to selling our homes we want the community to look as nice as it can. As, "another day older," each is coming to the time when the home will have to sale.

Let's help each other when it's time to run from the big old bear.

Have another great month.
Chet & Vera



          That's all for now folks, the news cut off date for future issues of the Seagull will be the 25th of the month.

                                                                  Editorial Staff, Dorothy, Peg & Rich

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                   The  Newsletter for Lakeside Terrace Residents
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