Welcome New Members

Corinne Dudley
Robert Delp
Erica Leiser
Kathy Harrison
Sherry Koechlein
Lucille LaFontaine
Sharon Mischker
Amy Niemann
Jeanette & Timothy Meehan
Georgia Pappas
Karen Peabody
Carol Rivers
Patricia Rzeznik
Rosemarie Rzeznik
Kathryn Schmauss
Nancy Schmauss
Patricia Sperber
Joey Stanshine
Sandra Stecker
Wanetta & Wiley White
Lewis & Pamela Williams
Michael & Marlene Wolanski
Larry Wright



Susie is an original 55+ Club member and served on the first Executive Board as Member at Large. In addition, Susie has served in the food and hospitality area for our club since the beginning.

Susie and David, her late husband of 60 years, moved to Florida 25 years ago after living “ten times” in different areas prior to choosing Satellite Beach! They’ve lived in all four corners of the United States.

David served in the Navy and their first daughter was born in San Diego where they were stationed. As a matter of fact, that first daughter Kellie Susan, was delivered by David! Susie says, “being young and dumb, I thought the stomach pains I was experiencing were caused by the big bowl of Bing cherries I had eaten and not labor pains”! They didn’t make it to the hospital in time, so dad had to play doctor! Susie is a mother of three daughters, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren (so far, she tells us). Her daughters and grandchildren are all scattered throughout Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.

Originally from Maine, she owned and operated a country gift shop called Bittersweet Collections near Boston for six years. They offered everything country and often held craft classes with projects that had a country feel. Every July, Susie returns to the family cottage on Pleasant Pond in Turner, Maine. The cottage has been in her family for five generations! She met her husband David while staying at Pleasant Pond. She says “he was the country boy and I was the city girl” who lived a few cottages away from his. She and David enjoyed going on cruises and went on, not one or two, but fifteen cruises!

To say that Susie keeps busy is an understatement!! Besides being a member of the 55+ Club she is currently a member of Satellite Beach United Methodist Church as their kitchen facilitator; Friends of the Library Board and the Satellite Beach Women’s Club where she runs the Trash to Treasure room during each Founder’s Day, besides other Women’s Club duties.

Most often during any of our 55+ Club events you will find Susie in the kitchen busy working on food preparations while wearing her signature apron for the season! Susie enjoys cross word and jigsaw puzzles. A jigsaw puzzle is always set up at her home and at the family cottage. Her current roommate is an eight year-old long-haired Dachshund named Willow. Susie tells us “In my almost 85 years, people, family, friends and strangers are my greatest joy”!

A favorite saying hanging in her home reads “Everyone seems to need you at once. What does it mean? It means you are exactly where you should be. Usefulness is among the highest of callings.”

Thank you, Susie, for all you do!

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Their project “The Little Free Library”, sponsored by our Book Club, is up and running. You’ll find two bookcases set up in the DRS foyer full of books for kids. Children that frequent the center are encouraged to read a book while there or take the book home. They can return it or keep it! Thank you to the Satellite Beach Women’s Club who also made this their project and donated over 130 books for the children! To donate books or find out more about the Book Club contact Joyce at 321-961-6408, roysjoyce0641@gmail.com


Come and have some fun! Decorate and wear your special hat and be part of the contest for the best hat and maybe win a prize! Enjoy a delicious box lunch which will include, a sandwich on a croissant roll, salad, pickle, fruit and dessert. There will be entertainment, games, door prizes and 50/50! The date is Thursday April 23, 2020 at
11:30am in the DRS Community Center. Tickets are required and are limited. The cost is $7.00 for members and $9.00 for nonmembers. Tickets will be available for purchase at bingo and at the DRS Community Center beginning February 24th. For questions contact 321/773-6458.


Do you enjoy jig saw puzzles? Many people do and often have one set up all the time in their home, but how often do you want to work on a puzzle you’ve already  mastered? We are working on holding a Jigsaw Puzzle exchange. The exchange will be seasonal – Winter, Spring and Fall. The first meeting will be Thursday April 30, 2020 from 1 to 2pm at the DRS Community Center. Future dates will be announced. You are welcome to bring any puzzles you would like to trade with someone else. You have a few months to finish any puzzles you are currently working on and be ready to come to the spring puzzle exchange. Watch for future dates! This activity is open to the community.


If you have not paid your 2020 dues this will be the last newsletter you receive by either email or postal mail! Your $10 dues are paid at the DRS Community Center,  Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm or at Monday Bingo. You can also mail it to 1089 So. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, Fl. 32937. The newsletter is now being sent by email through MailChimp’s secure server and contains links to our website for additional information. Please always check your SPAM folder and add 55plusnews@55plusclubofsb.com to your “Safe Sender Contact” list to ensure continued delivery of our newsletter. There will also be a sign-up form on our webpage for new members. If you no longer wish to receive the emailed newsletter, there will be an “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email. Please Unsubscribe rather than mark us as Spam to ensure the integrity of our list. If you do not have an email, your newsletter will continue to be postal mailed to you. In addition, also announcements for special
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