NEWSLETTER OF
LEHIGH ACRES SENIOR CITIZEN’S CENTER, INC
  

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DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND HAVE THEM VISIBLE ALWAYS, NO ONE IS EXEMPT.
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WE ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE 3 HOURS TO SPARE -WE NEED YOU. CALL LOUISE AT (732) 774-1587 OR CONTACT THE FRONT OFFICE.

We are now putting e-mails in your files, so if you are interested in receiving e-mails, please come to the office and give us your information.

TRIVIA: Which famous singer appeared in the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunder Dome?  Frankenmuth, a U.S. city nicknamed "Little Bavaria", is located in what state?  Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of what two elements?

Jokes:

Middle Age — That time in your life when you finally get your head together and then your body starts to fall apart. Telling a girl to calm down is like trying to baptize a cat. Did you hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There's no menu, you get what you deserve. If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?

ARE YOU RETIRED? My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned; couldn't concentrate; Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax; After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it, mainly because it was a so-so job; Next I tried to be a chef; figured it would add spice to my life, but l just didn't have the thyme; I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard; I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income; I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was too draining; My last job was at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind,. Soooooo, I retired and found I am perfect for the job.

PERSON OF THE MONTH.

Sue Leidi was born on February 17, 1957, in Mason, Michigan but grew up in Flint, Ml. There were five children in the family and she was the oldest, that's how she became so bossy (LOL). She has three brothers, Steve, Billie and David and a sister Frances. Can you imagine all the fun they had playing games and having birthday parties?

Sue married her high school sweetheart, Mike in 1976. They had five girls, Shannon, Heather, Sarah, Krista & Carole. Three of the girls, Heather, Sarah and Krista live in Ml. Shannon and family live in Wisconsin and Carole lives in Florida. 
Her three grandchildren, Grace 13 years old, Jack 11 years old and Emmett 10 years old, are the loves of her life and she adores spending time with them whenever she can.  Being a stay at home mother for 10 years, Sue decided to look for outside interests and worked in Special Education for 18 years. During this time she studied and got her license for esthetician (skin care specialist). So if you have any skin problems, she is the one to see.

There are many things that Sue likes doing, i.e. gardening, machine embroidery, reading, meeting people at the Senior Center, swimming, and crafts. She is currently involved in making charms for your key chains from metal nails. They are REALLY pretty.  

In 2013 Sue joined the Senior Center in order to go to the pool and Teresa talked her into volunteering. At first, she volunteered at the front desk and has since learned the duties of the inner office. Working two days a week seems to work well for her as she also subs wherever she is needed. Thank you, Sue for helping us out. We sure do miss you when you leave for the summer.












From the Social Club

IF YOU SEE A * THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET – PLEASE CALL LAURA O. AT 239-200-1693.


All are welcome at our meetings, monday mornings at 10:30 am  for our braining storming sessions.

*Naples Conservancy*
Saturday, April 14th 11am. - $14.95
Includes boat ride and exhibits. Leave LASCC main lot @ 10am.

*JC Cruise Franklin Locks Luncheon - $57.21
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH 10am – 4pm. Leave LASCC 9am from Main lot.

*Parrot Key Dinner and Boat Ride – Sunday June 10th; leave Lascc main lot 3:30pm – you buy an entrée at Parrot Key, get a free boat ride. 

*Memorial Day Pot luck at Marilyn and Bob’s house – Monday May 28th 1pm



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GOLDEN SHELL BOUTIQUE: The Fashion Show was held on March 1, 2018 by the Golden Shell Boutique. It was really good and many people brought goodies to eat. The models, Darrell Fratzke, Tim & Lori Hoch, Jack
Schuman, Mickey & Rick Thayer, Laura Olanski, Sally Gillespy, Brenda Donnell, Debbie 
Golden, Roger Hall, Ana Quesada, Lenore Del Castillo, Ruth Schroeder, Laura Melenkevich, Debie Morgan, Shirley Schuman, Len and Beatrice, were great. The clothing was fantastic and everyone had a great time. Thank you for modeling and thank you for all the people who helped behind the scenes.

TRAVEL DESK: From February 27 - March 2nd, 48 of our happy senior citizens went on bus tour to Jacksonville, St Augustine and Amelia Island. The beautiful Florida weather cooperated wonderfully. The bus driver was terrific and was enjoyed by all. There were games on bus and the movie, Chicago, was watched and enjoyed.
In Jacksonville they stayed at a beautiful hotel and went sightseeing. Also went on a river cruise. While at St. Augustine they visited the Fountain of Youth and toured the fort. They had a tour guide who showed them all the highlights on Amelia Island. Everyone came home with smiles.

September 19 — 27, 2018 they are planning a trip to New York City;
October 12 — 19, 2018 there will be a trip to the Grand Canyon with Collett Travel. Please see Josephine at the Travel Desk for more information.
    
ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Board of Directors invites all members of the Senior Center to have lunch with them on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the auditorium. The Board is doing this in an effort to provide a dialogue opportunity for all members. This is not a formal meeting; it is more of a meet and greet occasion. Bring something from home to eat, get something delicious from Peggie's kitchen or just come and share your thoughts. The plan is to continue this format, possibly changing the date each month, or how often we do this. The Board is open to your suggestions. Please come.

S H I N E (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a State program to help the elderly in Florida regarding health care issues. One of the representatives is Stuart Sabshin who has been coming to our office to help people on Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
SUNSHINE MILLIE BONILLA reports as follows: Lee Motto, Mary Jo Turpin and Diane Ambroselli are in the hospital. We pray for their speedy recovery. Jeanie Smith's sister in law passed away. Our sincere condolences. John Mertz, our favorite library man and the sweetest person in the world, passed away. Our condolences to his family. He will be missed by many, many people in the center.
   
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Peach Pie                  by Judy Pratt

1 large can sliced peaches
4 eggs
1 deep dish pie crust
4 tbs soften margarine thin slices
2 cups sugar
4 tbs flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain peaches on paper towels (pat on top). Mix sugar, flour, eggs and margarine until blended (margarine will be in chunks). Arrange peaches in raw pie shell. Cover with eggs/sugar mixture. Bake pie approximately one hour until knife inserted in center comes out clean. If you make this pie, bring some in for us to taste.
   
SUGGESTION BOX — We have a suggestion box which is located at the end of the main hallway by the exit door. Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated. It is the only way we can know what you want us to review and/or change.
   
BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS. YOU ARE THE LIFE OF THE CENTER.

Answers to trivia: Tina Turner; Michigan; Copper and Tin.

This will be my last News Letter. Anyone interested in taking over this task, please speak with Melissa. When I first was asked to do it, I was told I had carte blanche. Now I have too many bosses. Not fun anymore.

Your Editor,  Inez Afanador