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OUR SPONSOR: BRUCE WILLIAMS

Health Plan Marketplace
1127 S. Partick Drive, Satellite Beach
321-543-3495

As I think a little bit about myself, my family and my environment, I realize what a great impact living in Satellite Beach for 50 years has had. I can’t think of a better place I would rather be to raise my family and run my businesses. I was born in Buffalo, NY and when I was 11 my father got us away from the snow. We moved to Huntington Beach, California where I spent my teen years, through High School, Junior College and finally getting drafted into the Army from 1970-1972. After my service in the Army as a Medic, I soon met my first wife who had lived in Satellite Beach in her past and before too long we loaded up our 1966 VW Bus headed to Florida. I have three grown children who all graduated from Satellite Beach High, and I have four grandchildren who all live close by.

In 1973 when we moved here, I had prior experience as a Volkswagen mechanic and medic training in the Army. I applied for a job at Holmes Regional and the Foreign Car Clinic in Melbourne. FCC called me first and I had my first Florida job. In 1979 I went back to College and Graduated from Rollins College Patrick Air Force Base extension in 1982 with a degree in Business/Accounting. I purchased the shop in 1983 and am still involved there today. As the shop owner over the years, I managed to serve as: Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Better Business Council President, Brevard County Automotive Service Association President, Florida Lemon Law Arbitration Board Technical Member, Bosch Automotive Master Technician.

In 2012 I studied and received my Florida Insurance License and have concentrated my practice to providing Health Insurance to those individuals under 65 and folks over 65 on Medicare. I have had my office at 1127 South Patrick Drive now for many years.

I am currently serving as Treasurer of the AARP Chapter 1413 of Satellite beach. I attend Calvary Chapel of Melbourne, am a member of Satellite Beach Moose Lodge 2367, Melbourne Viera Gideons International and the American Legion. I enjoy traveling, golfing, playing pickleball and spending time with my grandkids. If I can ever be of service to you, please let me know. I hope you have a great day!

We Want You!

BAKERS
Enjoy baking and sharing your fresh baked good with others? Join our newly forming baking group where you can bake for our club as well as for service to others. Please contact
Joyce: 321-773-7414
[email protected]

GRILLERS & SMOKERS
If you enjoy grilling or smoking food, we are looking for those like minded people to join this group. You would be grilling and/or smoking for our club, and service to others, but mostly for fun! If you are interested, please contact
Becky: 321-773-6458
[email protected]

SPECIAL EVENTS
Having a special event takes a lot of planning and a lot of work being done in the background. We need assistance both with the planning and working the day of the event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Becky: 321-773-6458
[email protected]

DAYTIME RUMMIKUB
While the 55+ Club offers Rummikub during the evening hours, It has been been suggested to offer this during the day. If you would like to play during the day, please contact
Becky: 321-773-6458
[email protected]

E-CARD DESIGNER
Good with the computer? Are you
creative? Join our volunteer team
and create E-cards. Please contact
Jill: 321-431-0038
[email protected]

ADMIN HELP
Occasionally we need help with filing, making copies, alphabetizing and mailings.
This does not require a set schedule. You would receive a phone call to ask if you would be available. If you are interested
in helping out with these kinds of
activities, please contact
Becky: 321-773-6458
[email protected]

Day Travel

Victory Casino Cruise

August 13, 2024 Cost: $42 per person
Meet at the DRS Center for boarding by 9:45am.
Leave DRS Center by 10am SHARP. Arrive at Victory Casino Cruise port at 10:30 am.

Departing Victory Casino Cruise port at 4pm SHARP.

Each Person Will Receive $20 FREEPLAY. Price also includes $10 toward lunch, ship boarding and transportation. Deadline for Sign-up is July 23, 2024

Lakeridge Winery

September 21, 2024 Cost: $42 per person
Join us for a lunch (on your own) at Carrabbas Itallian Grill. After lunch its off to Lakeridge Winery to enjoy the expansive vineyard green, the wine shop, live entertainment, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar. A complementary wine tour is offered.

Meet at the DRS Center at 9:30. Leaving by 9:45am SHARP. Deadline for sign up is August 28, 2024.

Checks are made payable to 55+ Club. Payments and registration can be made at the DRS Community
Center. Cancellations must be made 72 hours (3 days) in advance to receive a refund.

For questions call: Audria Tatken 443-257-6263.

Welcome New Members

Betty Scully
Bill Johnson
Charles Blue
Chris Norvell
Cindy Runfeldt
Cynthia Kientz
David Norvell
David Richardson
David Wenke
Dee Unruh
Diane Wagner
Faye Mescher

Francis Iennaco
James Reynolds
Jeanne Balesky
Jo Ann Rivers
Johanna Schaffner
Joseph McHugh
Judy Stowers
Karin Pepper
Kathleen Meyer
Ken Graesser
Larry Kientz
Laurie Liguori

Linda Botuck-Murphy
Linn Murray
Marvin Traxler
Mary Cipollone
Phil Runfeldt
Renee Becker
Ron Traylor
Ronny Baker
Sherry Gillett
Sue Munafo
Vicki Lubelan

Summer Activity Hours

Baking Group – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Bingo – NO BINGO on the following dates: May 27, 2024, August 12, 2014,
August 19, 2024, and September 2, 2014. Otherwise, Bingo will continue through the
summer as usual.
Book Club – will not be meeting in June, July, or August of 2024. They will start up as
regularly scheduled on September 4, 2024.
Bridge – will continue through the summer as scheduled in the Teen Zone.
Bunco – will continue through the summer months in the Teen Zone for June, July and
August. They will move back to the DRS Kitchen in September.
Canasta – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Cards & Games Night – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Club Meetings – May 15, 2024 will be the last meeting until September 18, 2024. They
will not be held in June, July or August of 2024.
Cribbage – will continue through the summer months as scheduled. They will resume
as regularly scheduled in September.
Facts & Snacks – May 16, 2024 will be the last Facts & Snacks until September 19, 2024.
They will not be held in June, July, or August of 2024. They will resume as regularly
scheduled in September.
Fishing – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Line Dance – NO LINE DANCE on July 4, 2024. Otherwise, Line Dance will continue
through the summer as usual.
Lunch Bunch – will continue through the summer as scheduled.
Mahjongg – will continue through the summer as scheduled in the Teen Zone.
Pinochle – will continue through the summer as scheduled in the Teen Zone.
Poker – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Rummikub – will continue through the summer months as scheduled.
Spill the Beans – May 9, 2024 will be the last Spill the Beans until September 12, 2024.
They will not be held in June, July, or August of 2024. They will start up as regularly
scheduled in September.
Travel – Day Trips – Start up in August with a Victory Casino Cruise.
Travel – Extended – A Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s brand new ship “Utopia of the
Seas” which arrives in Port Canaveral in July of 2024. Cruise to Nassau & Coco Cay
October 18 – 21, 2024
Walking – No Walking on July 4, 2024. Otherwise, walking will continue through the
summer months in the gym; however, the time has been changed to 7:30am – 8:30am.
Walking will return to regular hours mid August.
Widowed Friends – The Widowed Friends group will not be meeting in June, July, or
August of 2024. They will start up as regularly scheduled on September 4, 2024.

Save The Date October Cruise

Weekends are for playing hard and taking your tastebuds on a world tour— and on the new Utopia of the Seas, there are no limits.

Step your bar crawl way up, across 21 bottle-popping spots serving craft cocktails and libations. Five live music venues pull out all the stops with chart-toppers night after night, or steal the spotlight yourself and belt out your favorite tunes at karaoke. Jaw-droppingly spectacular shows blow your mind on stage, ice, air and water. And whatever your game is, bet on big-time thrills with slots, poker and blackjack at two
action-packed casinos.

Tantalize your tastebuds time and time again, at more than 20 unique dining venues. Swoon over soul food brunch staples like fried chicken and waffles paired with bubbly mimosas. Refuel between afternoon splashes with mouthwatering bites just steps from the pool. Catch dinner and a show over Japanese hibachi theatrics one night, and the next, indulge in wood-fired pizzas and rustic Italian favorites al fresco. Or go all-in on globetrotting with international theme nights at our best, most indulgent buffet ever – serving over 200 five-star dishes every night. And it’s all aboard for culinary adventure at an immersive dining experience that takes the senses — and you — across the world.

Utopia of the Seas — arriving in Port Canaveral July 2024

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