Our Club has a wonderful calendar of exciting trips and entertaining events! Please visit our website, read our weekly email blast and download our newsletter to find out more. Please invite your friends and coworkers to try us out so more people can join in the fun.
Our elections will take place at the next General Meeting on April 13th. Although the candidates for office are unopposed we must have a quorum of 20% of the membership to have a valid election. We need your vote. Please vote either in person or by absentee ballot.
Some of our positions (VP / Special Activities, VP / Socials and Treasurer) do not have candidates. The newly elected Board will appoint officers to fill these spots at the first Board Meeting of the new fiscal year on June 1st. Although some members have already put their names forward, I invite any qualified members who are interested in volunteering for these positions to contact me.
In addition to the positions just mentioned, we will also be appointing Directors at the June Board Meeting. We are looking for volunteers for Membership Director, Event Coordinator Director and Communications Director. If you are interested, please contact me.
Our annual membership picnic will take place on Saturday, May 13th in Carlin Park at the Beach Pavilion. Join your friends and renew your membership at this free celebration featuring hotdogs, sides and beverages prepared and served by your Board members. Play some fun games, listen to some good dance music and socialize.
We will be moving our meeting place temporarily, probably in June. The North Palm Beach Country Club will be closing for reconstruction and renovation for several months. In the interim we will be moving our meeting place to the Moose Lodge on RCA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. I will keep you posted as the date gets closer.
Our fourth trip, the FSC trip to beautiful Lake Louise/Banff, Canada led by Carol Ashley went out on February 25th. Everyone had a fantastic time skiing with excellent snow conditions and enjoying the gorgeous scenery and the exquisite 5 star hotels. . Our fifth trip to the incredible Andalo-Paganella, Italy resort led by Vi Ware departed on March 11th. It was a marvelous experience. Our sixth trip during Spring Break to magnificent Big Sky, Montana led by Rich Ruvido left on March 18th. Everyone had a wonderful time and would like to go back again.
A number of intrepid Gators braved the rain for the full moon dinner on the beach on March 12th. We had fun despite the weather. Thank you, Kathy Levas, for leading this enjoyable event, and I look forward to doing it again in the future.
We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style dressed in green at Paddy Mac’s. Some of us stayed in the tent with live music, while others were inside the restaurant listening to the Irish band.
Our summer ski trip to Valle Nevado, Chile on August 17-27, 2017 has been expanded to 26 spots. If you are interested, please contact our trip leader, Lee Chitty.
March 11th marked the sixth Leisure Bike Ride of the season with Letti Falko leading a lovely ride at Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Thank you, Letti! Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch at Duffy’s at Indiantown Road and I-95. Our next ride on April 22nd will be at the Lake Trail in Palm Beach with Guest Leader Chris McArdle. Please join us for a fun ride.
Betty Williams will be hosting her Easter Party on Saturday, April 8th. Betty will once again generously open her home to entertain the Gators. Since she will soon be downsizing to a condo, this will be her last Easter party. Please do not miss out on your last chance to enjoy this special treat.
On April 21st a big crowd of Gators is headed to St. Augustine, where we will stay downtown in the midst of all of the action. The highlight of the weekend will be the ghost tour.
Our Discover Alaska cruise on Princess Cruise Lines scheduled for August 2017 features a 7 day cruise with a 3 day land package. We already have a great group of Gators signed up, so please join us!
Come to our Friday night happy hours, arranged for you by Debbi Haselmire with input from the Social and Special Activities Committee. Happy hour is an excellent way to start the weekend with your Gator friends. We will be including some new and exciting venues mixed in with Club favorites. If you have any ideas for happy hours, please contact Debbi.
The volunteers on our Social and Special Activities Committee meeting are working hard to bring you fun parties, events and trips this year. If you have an idea for an event, please bring it to the committee. If you would like to get more involved, please join the committee, volunteer to lead an event or trip, or offer to assist other officers. We are looking for volunteers to help us with our events, so please come to our next meeting at Carmine’s Crab and Seafood Shack on April 25th. With your help we can make your Club even better.
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