Southern Meadow

January 2020 Newsletter

Happy 2020

QUICK LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN JANUARY


Men’s Lunch In the Clubhouse Monday, Jan. 13th at noon

Here’s a new opportunity for the men at Southern Meadow to socialize and enjoy a delicious lunch! There is no need to leave the community and travel in winter to another site. Sign up and pay for the “Men’s Lunch at the Clubhouse” for $10. Lunch will be brought in and served at 12 noon; this month’s lunch will include fried chicken, sides and soda. See the notice posted in the Clubhouse for more details. Stay as long as you want…sit with whomever you want… and leave whenever you want! If this is successful and well attended, future monthly lunches will be planned and can include selected items such as ribs, hoagies, pizza, etc.


Horse Race Night Out At Dover Downs Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Dover Downs is Thursday, January 16th. Post time for the first race is 4:30 pm. There is a buffet at Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Sign up in the Clubhouse or call Bill Chaney (302) 335-4951. The deadline to sign up will be Thursday, January 9th.


Home Owner’s Association Meeting Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3 pm

The January HOA meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on Friday, January 17th at 3 pm.


Ladies’ Luncheon Monday, Jan. 20th

The Ladies’ Luncheon will be Monday, January 20th at Applebee’s in Camden. Please sign up in the Clubhouse.


LUNCH WITH FRIENDS Monday, Jan. 20th

Going south… the Crooked Hammock in Lewes, DE. Monday, Jan 20th. Sign-up sheet at Clubhouse and info on all trips. Meet at the Clubhouse. Reason bad weather we go close to home.


Clubhouse Exercise Schedule

Monday through Friday classes will continue alternating yoga with low impact aerobics at 8:30 AM. Saturday intermediate yoga will continue on the schedule at 9 AM, but may be cancelled periodically due to participants’ vacations or pre-scheduled events using the clubhouse. Please refer to the monthly calendar for dates and times for scheduled activities.


Left/Right/Center

Left/Right/Center will be played on January 13th and 27th at 7 pm. Entry fee is $7.50 for the 5 games and all money is returned as prizes. Everyone is welcome


Rummikub/Dominos

Join the fun on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 1:30 pm. Dates for January are 1/13 and 1/27.


USO DELAWARE

Thanks again to everyone for submitting their Redner’s receipts all year. The final 2019 check has been received from Redner’s and the 2019 total from Redner’s is just a little over $1,000!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your help in making this happen. I have placed a Certificate of Appreciation for 2019 from USO Delaware for your Redner’s receipts AND your donations during the month of November. Please remember if you would like to donate at any other time, you can contact me directly and we can coordinate pickup of your donation.

December 2019 Newsletter

HappyDecember

Southern Meadow Holiday Events

12/7, 11:00 am         Clubhouse Christmas Decorating – POCs Myrle Scott & Pat McGill

12/13, 2:00 pm         Friends & Candy Canes Gift Exchange – POCs Pat Tulloch & Sharon Cowart.  Details for this event were included in both the October and November Newsletters.

12/14, 5 – 9 pm        Southern Meadow Christmas Party at Fraizer’s in Dover.  It should be a fun evening with great food, Christmas and dancing music.

12/15, 1:30 pm         Remembrance Get Together at the Clubhouse – POC Thelma Sroka We will honor our friends at Southern Meadow who have passed and will place a Remembrance Dove on the Clubhouse Christmas Tree.

12/18, 12:00 pm       Cookie Exchange – POCs Nora Shelby & Pat Tulloch

In the past we have baked and packaged 3 cookies times the number of participants. Lunch will be provided for all bakers who participate.

12/20, 6:00 pm         Christmas Caroling at the Clubhouse – POC Thelma Sroka

Soup, Chili and Appetizers will be provided by attendees.

12/31, 8 – 12 pm      New Year’s Eve Party  – POCs Flo and Paul Zimmerman

A detailed email will be sent when the signup sheet has been posted.


Annual Southern Meadow Caroling

The Annual Southern Meadow Caroling will be held at the Clubhouse on December 10th at 6 pm. We are asking you to bring soup, chili, or appetizers for all to share. BYOB. We will all join the carol singing. As we did last year, please bring a story, poem, or special remembrance to share. There will be a sign–up sheet in the Clubhouse.


Horse Race Night Out At Dover Downs Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

We need people to sign up a WEEK AHEAD so we have a better chance at good seating. The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Dover Downs is Thursday, December 12th. Post time for the first race is 4:30 pm. There is a buffet at Winner’s Circle Restaurant.


Friends and Candy Canes Gift Exchange, December 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Let’s raise a toast to good friends and good cheer to celebrate the most wonderful time of year. This year’s Gift Exchange, Wine get-together is Friday, December 13th at 2 pm in the main room of the Clubhouse.

·        Participants are requested to purchase a gift ($15 maximum) to exchange. No holiday decorations as gifts, please.

·        Sign up no later than December 10th. The sign up sheet will be placed on the bulletin board three weeks in advance and will be removed on December 11th.

Let’s make this the best Gift Exchange. Jingle and mingle. Happy Hollydaze.


LUNCH WITH FRIENDS Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Planning for Lunch with Friends on Monday, December 16th. We will go to one of three places, two of which we have never been to before. Must talk to my friends to see where to go. Sign-up sheet will be at the  Clubhouse. As always, meet at the Clubhouse at 11:30 am. We go as a group. Bad weather we stay local. In January we will be heading south.


Cookie Exchange Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 11:30 am

I can’t believe the time is here

To swap our cookies again this year!

It’s time to search your recipe book

For the perfect cookie in taste and look.

Some will have raisins, nuts or chips;

Some with frosting that sticks to your lips!

The 2019 Cookie Exchange will be held at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, December 18th at 11:30. Please sign up in the Clubhouse with your name and the type of cookie you will bring to exchange. The amount of cookies needed by each attendee will be determined after we find out how many will participate. The signup sheet will be taken down on December 13th to let attendees know how many cookies are needed and to finalize our food order.


AARP Chapter 721 Meeting NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

From Kent County AARP Chapter 721, Have a Safe and Merry Christmas. See everyone at our next monthly meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10 am. It is open to all, and will be held at the Frederica Senior Center, 216 S. Market Street, Frederica, DE 19946.


 

November 2019 Newsletter

Happy November

Quick look at what’s going on in November

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Southern Meadow Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at our Clubhouse on Saturday, November 23rd at 5:00 pm. There is a cost of $5 per person which will cover the cost of purchasing the turkeys. Turkeys will be cooked and sliced by resident volunteers.

There is a signup sheet in the Clubhouse for side dishes and volunteers for set up and clean up. Please sign up and pay by November 11th. Payment can be made to Flo, Marisol, or via the Rent Box in the Clubhouse.

On behalf of the Party Planning Team, and Flo, Pat and Nora, we look forward to a great turnout. Some of us aren’t able to be with family for Thanksgiving, so this event is a wonderful way to share the holiday with your Southern Meadow family and enjoy a great home-cooked feast with friends.


Horse Race Night Out At Dover Downs Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 4 pm

Starting in November, we will be going back to DOVER DOWNS. The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Dover Downs is Thursday, November 14th. There is a buffet at Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Post time for the first race is 4:30 pm. Sign up in the Clubhouse or call Bill Chaney (302) 335-4951. The deadline to sign up will be Thursday, November 7th.


Flu Shots Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:30 am

The Southern Meadow Community Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, from 8am to 2 pm. An ad has been placed in the News Journal and signs have been placed in strategic locations


Annual Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

The countdown has begun for our Annual Craft Show on November 16th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Clubhouse. Shoppers, come see our unique holiday and hostess gifts. Looking forward to seeing you there!


AARP Chapter 721 Meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10 am

The AARP meeting on Monday, November 18th at 10 am is open to all. It will be held at the Frederica Senior Center, 216 S. Market Street, Frederica, DE 19946.


LUNCH WITH FRIENDS Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

Where are the men for the men’s lunch? The wives go out so the men’s lunch is no more. Lunch with Friends we are going to stay local Monday, Nov. 18th. Meet at Club-house. Check the Clubhouse for time and location.


Wood Sculpting

We are going to our old standby, Jewish deli in Lewis DE, Monday Oct,21 meet at clubhouse at 11:30 leave at 12::00. When did u have a good cornbeefsandwich not down here sign up sheet at clubhouse danb john daley wants to know whats chicken in the pot enjoy!


AARP Chapter 721 Meeting Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10 am

The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Harrington Race Track is Tuesday, September 10. The restaurant opens at 4 pm with first race at 4:30 pm. Sign up in the Clubhouse or call Bill Chaney (302) 335-4951. The deadline to sign up will be Tuesday, September 3.


Holidays & Traditions Memory Group

Please join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm as we share holiday memories. For November, the date is 11/13.


Left/Right/Center

Left/Right/Center will be played on 11/4 and 11/18 at 7 pm. Entry fee is $7.50 for the 5 games and all money is returned as prizes. Everyone is welcome.


USO DELAWARE

Thanks to all residents who have served in the Military and their families. Also thanks to everyone who has donated their Redner’s receipts to USO Delaware. I pick them up every Wednesday morning and am always pleased to see how many receipts are in the box! Just a reminder that we receive 1% of what you spend at Redner’s.

For Veteran’s Day, all during November, there will be a box in the Clubhouse to collect items from the USO’s Wish List. If you have large items or cases of water, please call Helen at (302) 751-1059 and I can come get the items or you can drop them off at my house so we are not cluttering up the Clubhouse. The items needed are: cases of water, 12 oz foam coffee cups, Ramen Noodle Packs, Large disposable bowls, cans of Lemonade and Iced Tea. All the following must be single serve packages: Fruit Snacks, Boxes of Slim Jims and Goldfish.

I will also be placing a list with the items needed on the bulletin board in case you would like a copy to take with you when you go shopping.

If you would like to make either a cash or check donation, please call me and I can pick that up rather than putting it in the box.