Wednesday Morning Meeting Minutes, March 15th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Number in Park 615

Prayer by Mary Hazlett

Cathy Chapin’s Announcements:

A reminder to put your outdoor items away before you leave the park for the summer.

The dog friendly areas are being expanded in the park.

A dog walk is now open on Silver Spur along the fence from the dumpsters to the informational signs.

Tumbleweed – all on the fence side Lots 735 to 743

Cactus Way – Lots 681 to 707 both sides of street.

Branding Iron – Lots 501 to 510A both sides of street.

Silver Spur – All of Silver Spur

Bunkhouse – Lots 528 to 532 both sides of street.

The entire perimeter of the park is a dog walk area.

The Activity office and Puzzle Room are exchanging places.

WR is looking at developing mobile home sights in the front of the park.

ACTIVITIES – Anita and Lee King

A poll was taken at the meeting with a show of hands regarding the Country Jam.  Pam Hoppe suggested we ask the residents if they would like the current Country Jam, an Acoustic Jam, a Gospel Jam or a Rock and Roll Jam.   The voting was divided between the Country Jam and Rock and Roll Jam.   No decisions have been made at this time.

Anita also clarified that the country western dances have not been canceled for next season.

Recipe Book – Please drop off your recipe at the Activity Office.  We will accept email, snail mail, and in person recipes.  The cookbook will be compiled next fall.

Poker Run – Thank you to everyone who participated and to the hosts for dealing cards in the rain.  Over 40 participated.

Beards in Bras Comedy Show – A great success thanks to all who were involved.  We raised over $500 for the Safe Haven for Kids project plus they received about 10 quilts from the Quilters.

Show and Tell was a great success.  Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone.

Brownsville Commemorative Air Museum Tour –  44 attended the first tour and we have 2 seats available for March 20th.

The last Craft Show of the Season was held on the 14th.  Thank you to the volunteers and Bob Babler and Rex Humke for organizing the table set up and take down.

TODAY  – Derby Days at Lone Star Downs.

Thursday –  1 pm – Bean Bag Baseball

3 pm – Volunteer appreciation –  coke or root beer floats by the pool if weather permits.

Friday –  3:30  St. Pats Parade at Trophy Gardens.

Saturday –  7 pm  Dance to the Texas Wheels Band

Monday the 20th –  Trip to the Brownsville Commemorative Air Museum at noon.

Tuesday –  Winter Texan Day at Progresso.  Departing Winter Ranch at 8:30 am and departing Progresso at 2:30 pm.

A year in review –

75 MADE THE TRIP TO THE COWBOY BREAKFAST AT KING RANCH

HALLOWEEN GOLF CART PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST

Trips to the DOG RACES

FOOD SERVICE CLASSES –  OVER 200 ATTENDED

VETERANS DAY – SWEET ADELINES AND QUILTS PRESENTED TO JIM PHARR AND   HB HULSEY

ALAMO PRAYER BREAKFAST – OVER 100 ATTENDED

RGVH WELLNESS SCREENINGS

LONE STAR DOWNS

WATERFORD GARDENS – CHRISTMAS TOUR

THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE

ALOE FARM – HILLTOP GARDENS

LADIES LUNCHEON TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE BUS FOR LUNCH OUT.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF GLADYS PORTER ZOO

SAN JUAN RANCH TOUR

WILDER GOLF TOURNAMENT

WATER VOLLEYBALL WITHOUT RULES

AUCTION

RAISED OVER $8000 WITH EVENTS FOR NEW BUILDING

CATAMARAN DINNER CRUISE

BLOODLESS BULL FIGHTS

BEARDS IN BRAS

VARIETY SHOW

DINNER THEATER SAGEBRUSH SIDEKICKS

MURDER AT DEADWOOD SALOON

Anita and Lee King, Activity Directors

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Beards in Bras

LOTS OF ACTIVITY PRIOR TO THE SHOW

50/50 Babes Running Around Selling Tickets – Carol Ritchie and Donna Ritchie

Our Quilting Ladies raised some money selling desserts prior to the Show

Getting Desserts

Linda Doerschug, Nancy Hudgins and Marge Janke

Selling 50/50 Tickets for Charity

Tickets were $1 for 1 tickets or a bust measurement
of tickets for $5 – they had lots of $5 sales

Anita King and Shari Melvin at the table where votes are
sold for the People’s Choice Awards

The Audience preparing for the Show

Anita King was the MC for the Event

Patrick Snook, Paula Sheridan and Sharon Dagsgard –
Judges for the Beauty Padgent

Contestants Walk the Runway

STARLA (CHUCK CULLETT)

Lee King assisting the Beauty Contestants

Chuck Cullett

MA DAME SWANSONG (WARREN LOCK)

BONNIE BUNNY   (LARRY CHAPIN)

MISS CONFUSION  (LEE CLEMENT)

SOPHIA LOPEZ  (GARY WEBB)

Watch those legs, Honey!

HONEY SUCKLE ROSE  (GERALD REZAC)

Great legs, Gerry!

MISTYMARIE SISAWANT  (LEON GREEN)

Love Those Tattoos!

FREDERICKA FUMIGATE  (FRED SAUER)

What a ham!

APPLE JACK SALLY  (JERRY NIELAND)

Can you tell she’s a relative of Minnie Pearl?

MOLLY G  (MERLIN GRAAF)

At time we thought we were going to have a full strip tease!

Anita , Lee and Chuck Cullett

TALENT SHOW SEGMENT

Starla was a Thanker – you had to be there!

Our Contestants

Starla called the Mayor, Butch Jensen, up to thank him.
Can’t tell which one enjoyed it more!

Ma dame Swansong did an Aria when the music was finally working. She kept us
entertained for quite awhile waiting for it!  Good job!!

Bonnie Bunny  called up some unwilling and uncooperative
assistants, Butch Jensen and Neil Thomas

Miss Confusion sang with his backup singers, Elaine Coen and Jacki Lock

Sophia Lopez gave a terrific performance

Honey Suckle Rose

MistyMarie Sisawant should win the prize for improv when the
music failed and she sang without the music!

 Fredericka Fumigate did a reading in honor of her emenations!

Apple Jack Sally did a terrific line dance routine

Just call her “Twinkle Toes”

Apple Jack Sally

Molly G asked for audience participation and we helped with her
rendition of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

Molly playing the Clay Flute

THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

AWAITING THE RESULTS

Our Fabulous Contestants

Eleanor Haddock won the 50/50 and donated her
share to Safe Haven for Kids! Thank you, Eleanor!

Anita gives the donations from the 50/50 to
David and Angela Lopez for Safe Haven for Kids

Nancy Hudgins representing the Quilting Group donated all the quilts
that were hanging on the walls to Safe Haven for Kids. Thank you ladies!

Mr. and Mrs. Lopez

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Chuck Cullet won the prize for “The one we’d like to see in a bikini”

Larry Chapin – the most comical

Jerry Rezac won for having the best figure!

Leon Green won for best makeup

Jerry Nieland won for best legs!

Lee Clement won for best Runway Entrance

Fred Sauer won Miss Congeniality

Waren Lock was crowned for Best Interview

Merlin Graaf won the Talent Crown

Gary Webb was crowned King of Winter Ranc

Relaxing after their work is done!

Such a cute bunny face!

David and Angela Lopez thanking us for the gifts to Safe Haven for Kids

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

 

Merlin, Gary, and Fred

Our Hostess and Host with the Mostest – Anita and Lee King

THANKS TO ALL WHO PUT ON THIS EVENT!

Safe Haven for Kids received $206.77 from the bags for the People’s Choice Awards and $367 from the 50/50 for a total of $573.77 and they also went home with a lot of beautiful quilts from our Quilting Ladies. Cathy Chapin thanked us for attending the Beards in Bras comedy show. We raised over $573.77 for the children. Angela and David Lopez were thrilled. She was going to buy a crib and mattress with the money. The quilts were so pretty and she was overwhelmed with emotion.

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Meeting Minutes for March 8, 2017

 

 

# in Park 674               Prayer was led by Elinor Kroll

Lorenzo Garza from the Citrus Association spoke about Citrus Tree diseases.  He will be at Winter Ranch on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15 to look at trees on your lot.  Please sign up in the Activity Office if you would like an inspection.  There is no charge for these services.

Cathy Chapin, Manager reminded everyone to order their mailing labels before they go home.  Please remember to put all your outside items away before you leave.

Sagebrush Sidekicks was a successful event.   Cathy thanked the Winter Ranch Players for their creative entertainment.

The Golf Course is closed on Tuesday for maintenance.  Please do not play on that day.  The maintenance crew needs to complete their work.

Congratulations to the Parade participants.  They won 2nd Place in the Alamo Parade on Saturday.

Cathy extended a heartfelt thank you to everyone for another great year.  You had many activities and it looked like everyone was having a great time.

Activity Report – Lee and Anita King

As we wind down for the season, we want to thank everyone who has participated in activities, volunteered, and supported the Activity Department this season.  We are busy making plans for new entertainment, dances, and tours for the next season.

WILDER GOLF TOURNAMENT – Winter Ranch was well represented at the Wilder Golf Tournament at Terra Santa Golf Course on Sunday, March 5th.

LADIES 1ST PLACE –SUE HUNDLEY, JOANN SULLIVAN,  KAREN HOCKEMEIER  and JUDY GOOD

LADIES 2ND    CONNIE WEBB,  DODY ANENSON (not shown), JANIS BELL and SUE HOBSON

MEN’S 2ND PLACE –  BILL HOBSON, DON HOPPE, ROBERT CLARKSON and BILL SIGLIN

 

A bus will be available to Winter Texan Appreciation Day in Progresso on March 21st.  The bus will depart Winter Ranch at 8:30 am and depart Progresso at 2:30 pm.  Please sign up in the Activity office.

Signage on Doors for Events –

Please do not erase announcements on the wipe off boards.  If you need something added, please let Activities know.

Recipes –  Please begin sharing your best recipes with us before you go or when you are roaming around this summer.  I want to begin making the new cookbook this fall.

Coming Events:

Poker Run – Thursday, March 9th at 2 pm –  Sign up in Activity office  $3

Beards in Bras – A comedy Show by our Winter Ranch Guys – 7 pm March 10th Tickets $5 in Activity Office

Show and Tell –  1:30 – 3:30  Sunday, March 12th – Please remember to bring your creations from each activity for display.

Wellness Clinic –  March 13th 7 am – Library  This is the last series of blood work this season.  Please sign up by the mail room.

Air Museum Tour at Brownsville Air Port – March 13th and 20th.   $3 Tickets at Activity office.

Craft Show – Tuesday, March 14th  8 am – noon

Park Meeting – Olympic T-Shirts to be worn for photo op

Bean Bag Baseball – Thursday, March 16th 2 pm –  Let’s have 2 teams from WR

Volunteer Appreciation –   March 16th 3 pm  Coke or Root Beer Floats compliments of Activity Department.

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th –  3:30 pm Golf Cart Parade with Trophy Gardens.

Texas Wheels – March 18th 7 pm – Please plan to attend and enjoy this great band. We will increase the size of the dance floor for line dancing.  $5

Anita Parrett-King, Activity Director

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