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                                                                Pat Jones, 941-916-3717,

                                     Our mission is to provide social opportunities.
                                     Our goals are to make friends, participate, learn, and enjoy life.

                                     The picture is from a recent Ladies
                                     Lunch Out in November at Scotty’s in
                                     Fishermen’s Village. As you can see,
         we had a beautiful day and a great turnout. This is a great way to meet
         new friends and share stories with old friends.

         Again, the Holiday Dinner Dance held at the Isles Yacht Club and was
         a big hit. This gives everyone a chance to dress up and the men a
         chance to complain about dressing up. Live music, great food and
         good friends always makes this a good time. Darlene and Judy did a
         great job organizing this activity. Thank you to all those who attended.

         The schedule for January activities is as follows:               Ladies Lunch Out at Scotty’s
         (Since schedules are subject to change please check the on-line
         calendar and watch for Pineapplegrams. If you are not receiving Pineapplegrams call Judy Denham at 941-833-8945.)

         Thursday, January 4      Meet and Greet, 5 p.m. at Sheraton Four Points
                                               Come and see what Floridians is all about.
                                               Note: Drawing for free membership dues will occur.
         Monday, January 8        Board Meeting 9 a.m., PGICA Building
         Saturday, January 13      Florida Rep Theater 2 p.m. (Judy Berger)
         Tuesday, January 16             Dine Around, Bianca’s, North Fort Myers, 5 p.m. (Joyce Gleason)
         Friday, January 19        Ladies Lunch Out, Carmelo’s (Betty Peterson)
         Wednesday, January 24    Men’s Lunch Out, 11:30 a.m. Beef-O-Brady’s (Ken Fish)
         Friday, January 26       Food and Friends, (Linda Supakoff)
         Saturday, January 27      Day at the Opera, (Larry Lowy)

         Mah Jongg, every Wednesday at PGICA Building 1 p.m. and every Sunday 1 p.m. in home games. (Susan Berger,

         Couples “Casual-No Stress” golf every Tuesday at Twin Isles. (Contact Jan Lorton at

         Over the past year, the leadership team of Floridians considered several changes to the way that activities are scheduled
         and conducted. In keeping with the times and the needs of our many members we have made some changes. It is felt
                                                     that these changes will update and streamline the club processes to
                                                     better serve the members and to attract and retain more volunteer
                                                     leaders with a lesser amount of stress and commitment.

                                                     The number of Board Meetings will be reduced. We will have board
                                                     meetings about 5 times a year on an as needed basis. General
                                                     Membership meetings will remain at 5:30, on the second Monday of
                                                     the month, which was a time change that we made last year. In 2018
                                                     we will only schedule 3 meetings, February, April, and November. We
                                                     are open to theme suggestions for food at these meetings. A Holiday
                                                     Dinner Dance will be scheduled in December. We are not sure at this
                                                     time which activities we will continue. Attendance and a Chairman is a
         big consideration. We will also consider special events when one is suggested.

         If you look at our calendar you will see we have LOTS of activities throughout the month. I have tried to keep the
         calendar as accurate as possible. If you need the instructions I handed out at the meeting, email me and I will send them
         to you. It is NOT difficult. I will hold a workshop at PGICA if there is participation, or give you instruction in your home.
         This system facilitates signing up for events, seeing who else is attending and what they might be bringing. It can give
         the leaders an accurate count when ordering food. Don’t tell me you can’t do it, because my 98 year old mother-in-law
         has email and she didn’t learn how to do it until she was in her 80’s!!!! (It’s me, Pat Jones) We will be having a special
         prize given out for a SIGN IN EVENT!!! Keep an eye out for this event. So…let’s learn the system now.

         If you are interested in information about the Floridians, please contact Rolf Simonson at 920-946-4067 or, or any of the officers.

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