Southern Meadow

August 2017 Newsletter

Happy August

Quick look at what’s going on in August

At the Club House It’s time for Our BRUNCH COVERED DISH. Saturday August 12th from 11 am till 2 pm.

Our Brunch was a great hit last year! Let’s make it even better this year! Sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board. Sign your name and sign up for what you will be bringing.  POC Linda Synden. As usual I will need a little help setting up and cleaning up. There will also be a 50/50.  Thanks Linda


Ladies’ Luncheon

There will be no Ladies’ Luncheon in August for summer vacation.  We will return in September.


Bocce

Thursdays at 6:30. Rules: The game is played with four balls for each team plus a target ball called the pallina. The balls are about the size of a soft ball and the pallina is considerably smaller. The composition of the balls is similar to bowling balls.

The way the game is played is that the 1st player of team A rolls the pallina  which must go past mid court and then rolls his/her ball to get close to the pallina. Then the 1st player from team B rolls his/her ball to remove the other ball or to get closer to the pallina. The balls must be rolled underhanded. The frame continues until all eight balls are rolled and the team’s ball or balls that are closer to the pallina gets the point or points. One ball closer is one point, two balls closer is two points, etc. The process is repeated in the succeeded  frames until a score of twelve (12) is achieved by the winning team.

Games are open to all residents. You don’t have to be good at the game to enjoy playing.


Lipscense Party

All ladies are invited to a party at the clubhouse on Saturday August 5th from 3:30 to 5:00.  This party is for any lady interested in having a life changing experience with the best long lasting, smear proof, water proof, kiss proof lipstick!!! I certainly hope to see you there.  We will have refreshments and lots of fun and laughs for all.  I will post a sign up sheet at the clubhouse for anyone who would like to come. Thank you, Mary Jane Sienkiewicz.

 


Wyoming Peach Festival August 5th

The town of Wyoming Peach Festival will be held August 5th from 9 am to 3 pm.  At 9 am, the festival kickoff parade on Camden-Wyoming Avenue from Fifer Middle School to West 3rd Street.  Engertainment will be provided by the Wyoming Peach Festival Band, Rick Hudson & Mike Quinn, puppeteer Jack Foraker and singer Meeta Parker.  Along with craft and food vendors, displays, children’s rides and games.  There will be a Peach Dessert Contest and a raffle for a $35 Mission Barbecue Basket.


Price hike reminder for senior pass to Bombay Hook.

A senior pass for entry to Bombay Hook will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28th as per legislation passed by Congress in December.  The pass give holders lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks, has cost the same since 1994.  The legislation also introduces a new annual senior pass that can be purchased for $20.  Seniors who purchase annual passes for four years can trade them in for a lifetime pass at no additional charge.


Fifer Orchard

“Ice-Cream Appreciation Day” will be held on Saturday August 12th at the farm.


Recent Reads

This month we will be meeting on August 2nd at 7:00 pm. Come and share the books you have read to share. People share their own books, eBooks, and some borrowed from the shelves of the clubhouse library.  POC Ellen Ainge


Woodcarving

Please note that there will be no woodcarving in July and August but will resume in the Fall. Woodcarving will be on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Clubhouse. For more info, feel free to contact POC Fred Ainge at 302-751-1575 or stop by at 179 Daffodil Drive.

July 2017 Newsletter

Happy 4th of July

Quick look at what’s going on in July

July 4th Party – There is a signup sheet for the 4th of July Party at 12 pm in the clubhouse.  Community is providing Fried Chicken from Redner’s, so please bring a side.  In order to continue to have wonderful, fun parties at the clubhouse the community needs everyone’s help.  Tables are set up and broken down by Bob (THANK YOU!) but there is still work that needs to be done.  If everyone can pitch in it makes a world of difference.  Tablecloths need to be placed on the tables, (thank you to Joady, Sharon, Inge, and Sharyn for doing this on Memorial Day), supplies need to be brought out, clean up needs to happen.  Everyone cleaning up after themselves helps a ton (but that is not the only thing that needs to be done!!!).  Please dispose of your garbage, wash, dry and put away the glasses that you use and ask what else needs to be done!


Ladies’ Luncheon

The June ladies’ luncheon will be on July 17th at noon. The ladies will be going to Abbott’s Grill at 115 Delaware Avenue, Laurel, DE. The contact for the Ladies is Judy Rantala and her number is 302-751-1597.


Exercise in the Clubhouse

Core and Stretch Class. Jessica is on vacation the first week of July, so none of her classes are available Tues, Thurs, Friday. Jessie’s 3 classes will change slightly for summer. Thursday is the Toning class at 10:00 and Friday at 9:30 she has Zumba. There is a $5 charge for the Thursday and Friday classes. Southern Meadow is going to pay for the classes on Tuesday. We are going to alternate weeks. 1 week will be core Stretching and the next week is water Aerobics.


Volleyball

Volleyball at the pool continues every Saturday at 2 PM. All are welcome to join us as a spectator or a player. Point of contact is Sharon and Jay Cowart.


Stitching

This is a loosely organized group that gets together on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm. The group is very flexible and fluid, it’s come and go as you please, work on whatever you like. There are knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, card makers and all sorts of crafters. There even those who stop by just to chat and see what’s happening … So feel free to come over!


Bowling

“SENIOR LEAGUE BOWLERS” meet at 1:00 pm every TUESDAY at Brunswick Zone Doverama Bowl, 1600 S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE.If any Southern Meadow residents would like to join, just show up. Any questions,
e-mail or call Darlene – karaokequeenbean@aol.com or 302-335-8444.


Mahjong

American Mahjong will meet on July 11th and 25th. POC is Joan Jensen.


Recent Reads

This month we will be meeting on July 5th at 7:00 pm. Come and share the books you have read to help prepare for the lazy days of summer by the pool. People share their own books, eBooks, and some borrowed from the shelves of the clubhouse library. POC Ellen Ainge


Woodcarving

Please note that there will be no woodcarving in July and August but will resume in the Fall. Woodcarving will be on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Clubhouse. For more info, feel free to contact POC Fred Ainge at 302-751-1575 or stop by at 179 Daffodil Drive.

June 2017 Newsletter

SMe Solor Plunge June 10th

Quick look at what’s going on in June

10th &11th – Wedding memorabilia: Display your wedding pictures and keepsakes at the clubhouse. POC Anita Eckhard

10th – Solar Plunge at 1 with Volleyball at 2

21 – Summer Solstice – 6 pm Cocktails at the pool.  BYOB and a snack.

24th –5:00 The Covered Dish on June 24th will have a 50/50 to benefit Alzheimer’s.  The POC is Linda Synden.

26 – AARP Refresher Course at the clubhouse from 12:30 – 4:30. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

ARP Driving Safety refresher course will be Monday June 26th at the clubhouse 12:30 – 4:30. A lot of us took a course in August 2014 so check your records. This class is for ALL who need the refresher.


Pool Get Together

Pool get-togethers are from June through September. Sharon hopes to plan some informal evening BYOB gatherings at the pool this summer. Stay tuned to your email for pop up fun.  Wear swimsuits, dance, float around and watch the sun go down.


Southern Meadow Covered Dish Dinner

Let’s start summer off right with a great meal together! The signup sheet is on our clubhouse bulletin board. Please don’t forget to mark down what you’ll be bringing on the menu sheet. Linda Synden is the POC and will need volunteers for setting up, clean up and help with the 50/50’s.


Ladies’ Luncheon

The June ladies’ luncheon will be on June 19th. The ladies will be going to Vincenzo’s in Dover. The contact for the Ladies is Judy Rantala and her number is 302-751-1597.


Want a night out at the horse races?

The scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Harrington Race Track is Tuesday, June 13. We will leave from the clubhouse at 4 pm. There is a buffet at the Clubhouse Restaurant ($12.95). A signup sheet will be placed in the clubhouse or you can call Bill Chaney (302) 335-4951. Deadline to sign up will be June 12.Future dates include August 29, September 12, October 10. There will be no date during July.


Grotto Pizza Dine Out on Tuesday June 27th

Join your Southern Meadow Neighbors and support Alzheimer’s. 20% of everyone’s check will go to Team Johnny’s Angels and The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I will put a signup sheet and vouchers in the clubhouse. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PICK UP A VOUCHER WHICH YOU NEED TO PRESENT WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. Vouchers will also be available to download and print on their website, www.grottopizza.com under events. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal with your neighbors and friends while supporting a great cause.
Thank You for your support!


River Run Cruise

The first River Run cruise on Thursday, June 8th is already full. There will be another dinner cruise on June 29th and a sign up sheet will be on the club house bulletin board. The cruise will be an evening dinner cruise with River Run cruises out of Denton, Maryland. The cruise will last approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours along the Choptank River. There is a restroom and a cash bar onboard the large pontoon boat with a canopy. We will leave the clubhouse at 4 pm and the cruise starts at 5 pm. The menu is chicken, ½ lb. of steamed shrimp, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. The cost is $26.50 with a $10 deposit due to Patti or Ron Papineau due by June 1st. Transportation is on your own, but many of us will carpool and follow Ron and Patti. The sign up sheet is in the club house. There can be no more than the allowed number of people that boat can hold (17) to sign up. In case of bad weather, the cruise will be postponed.


Hand and Foot

Hand and foot will be the first and third Tuesdays at 1:30. This month the games will be held on June 6th and 20th.  Hand and Foot is a card game played with multiple decks of cards. It’s played for points and lots of fun with more people. POC Ginny Stewart.


Woodcarving

Woodcarving is Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Clubhouse. If you are curious about this craft or think you might like to give it a try, stop in and check it out!

Our woodcarving group will be enjoying a class with Bob Hershey from Lancaster County in our Clubhouse from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday evening June 27 and from 9:30 am to no later than 6 pm on Wednesday, June 28.  Bob is well-known for his bark houses, animal caricatures and much more.  He has been featured in national publications including an article in this month’s “Woodcarving Illustrated”.

The cost of the class is $50 plus materials if you have not already signed up.  Our friends and neighbors are welcome to stop by the Clubhouse during the class to see the outstanding work being done by the carvers!

Please note that there will be no woodcarving in July and August but will resume in the Fall.