I trust everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving. We haven’t had any problems, but want everyone to make sure they take precautions to deter any future problems, so we want to remind all Homeowners & Renters to please secure your property & belongings. For example, lock your doors on your houses, vehicles, and sheds. You need to keep your windows closed if you aren’t present on the property. We want to make sure we are doing whatever we can to prevent any problems.
Reminder Voting time is coming. We need everyone to PLEASE vote. We need to make some updates on the Declaration. —————
Ron Zobel ——Park Manager
FROM THE FRONT OFFICE:
All OWNERS Please let the office know when you have arrived back to the Park.
This will help us with our mail outs being sent to the correct address and your receiving it on time.
All RENTERS you are also to register at the office upon arrival. Even if you have rented in the past, we need you to fill out a new registration for this current season. You will need to present your Driver’s License each year.
Thank you for your cooperation. Merry Christmas———-Kathy
CHRISTMAS EVE LUMINARIES:
Please remember to place your CLEANone-gallon jugs in the wooden crate at the rear of the compactor. Looking forward to another beautiful Christmas Eve. Thank you, —Wendy Powell.
Christmas Caroling through the park will be on Thursday Dec. 20th @ 6:00p.m. Meet at the Clubhouse by 5:45pm. There will be finger foods in the Clubhouse after the caroling, so please bring something for everyone to share.
GOLF CART CHRISTMAS EVE PARADE:
Again, this year, we will have our Golf Cart Christmas Eve Parade. We invite you to decorate your golf cart, your bicycles and to get dressed up if you wish to for this special occasion for a fun time! Gather your friends, your neighbors, your family and let’s all celebrate around our wonderful park. So, just after we light the luminaries around 5:30 p.m. on December 24th, we will all meet in the storage area to get in line and ready for the parade that should leave around 6:00 p.m. This year my goal is to involve as many residents as possible to break a record of participants, so talk about it so we have a celebration that we will all remember. I also invite you to decorate your houses to make it as joyful as possible during the Holidays. This past year has been a difficult one for many of us, so now that we are back in our paradise, let’s enjoy ourselves and celebrate all together. Watch the bulletin boards for more details. If you have any questions get in touch with Ginette Charlebois, 5243 SE 67thAvenue or on messenger or Facebook.
The ladies’ lunch is scheduled for Wednesday December 19th. Check in the Clubhouse for the sign-up sheet which will be posted in the clubhouse the 1st week of December. ——Jol Creech
Is scheduled for Thursday December 20th, at 5:30pm.
LINE DANCE CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTY:
The Ancient Oaks Line Dance Class will host its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 3:30 PM. Come dance, have some laughs and get in the Christmas spirit. Admission is free, everyone is welcome. There will be music for all, not just line dancers. Please bring finger food to share and your own beverages. Hope to see you! Wendy Powell (863) 464-1417 or (863) 226-2434
There will be a Christmas dinner in the Clubhouse at 2:00pm on Christmas day. Come join us for a complete ham dinner and desert. Check the clubhouse for the sign-up sheet.
LADIES GOLF NEWS:
This year again we will play at Oak Leaf Golf Course on Monday’s starting January 7th, 2019, once a week around 12:30 p.m., with tee times to follow. I invite all A.O. golfing ladies to join our fun golf league, as we play to enjoy the game as well as each other. As we did the past few years, we draw names to plan the foursomes every week and the schedule will be on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse every Saturday morning, so you need to let Ginette know before Friday afternoon if you play the following Monday or not, so the foursomes are complete. After December 15th, a sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse then a meeting will be held before Christmas to plan our golf season, date and time to follow. Please invite your friends to join us. As usual, after our golf game we meet in a restaurant in town, that’s the other fun part of our get together! LET’S GO GOLFING LADIES! For more information contact: Ginette Charlebois 5243 SE 67thAvenue or by messenger or Facebook.
The bingo committee would like to advise everyone that they stop selling bingo papers at 5:45 pm and that the games start at 6:00 pm on Friday evenings and will be the same on Tuesday evenings when it starts in January, check in the Clubhouse for the start date of Tuesday bingo. ——The Bingo Committee.
MEN’S ANCIENT OAKS GOLF LEAGUE:
Members of the Ancient Oaks Community organize and conduct golfing activities each year from January to late March. We form a league and play a competitive format. Golfers of all levels are welcome to participate. Handicaps are calculated by the organizers and every effort is made to keep this activity a social endeavor for fun and enjoyment. We golf at Indiantown course once a week in the mornings, every effort is made to ensure we keep the cost down and the Staff at Indiantown have been a gracious host in the past and have vowed to accommodate us for this year. If you or anyone you know would like to contact us we will be getting things going in early December. Contact Bob Shaw at Block 8 Lot 2 or by Email email@example.com or my cell # 863-532-5247. Looking forward to seeing a great turnout for 2019.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT:
A huge thank you goes out to our maintenance crew and office staff that has gone above and beyond the call of any job duties to keep our park safe and beautiful. Our grounds are in pristine condition. Are you aware that there is a Christmas donation jar in the office? Prior to Christmas the money is divided among the workers. If you wish to donate and are not in the park prior to the holidays you can mail a check to the following: Ancient Oaks, 6407 SE Hwy 441, Okeechobee FL 34974. Make checks payable to Ancient Oaks and be sure that you make a note on the check that it is a Christmas donation. Checks should be in the mail by December 15th. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season. —————–
Check in the Clubhouse for the times & dates of the Bloodmobile coming to A/O —-Jol Creech.
The first breakfast will be on Saturday December 8th, starting at 7:15am you need to bring your own plates and utensils everything else will be supplied.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE:
Everyone is invited to come down to the Clubhouse and ring in the New Year with friends and neighbors. The dance starts at 8:00pm Dec 31st, with a great band, the (SOPHISTICATS). Bring your own snacks and drinks. Check in the Clubhouse for the sign-up sheets and table seating.
COME PLAY BRIDGE:
Tuesdays 1:00 P.M. in the Clubhouse, new players and beginners welcome. Contact Irene – 305-290-5675 or Judy – 863-332-8587
PICKLEBALL COURT SALE:
Donations to the pickleball court sales are greatly appreciated, the location for the drop-off is the temporary pickleball court on Saturday Dec 8th located at 6401 SE 51stSt. from 10am to 2pm. Contributions can be dropped off late afternoon of the 7th or early (9 am) Saturday morning. Please support pickleball if you have and questions you can contact eitherIrene 305-290-5255 or Judy – 863-332-8587
The S.A.C. board hopes everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving wherever you were. We would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. We would like to welcome everyone back for what we hope will be a great 2018-2019 season. There are many activities that occur daily in Ancient Oaks. Please check the bulletin boards around the park and in the Clubhouse and on the web site www.aoaks.net for all the activities that are occurring and are not listed in the Acorn. If you would like something in the upcoming Acorn that pertains to the Park, please send it to Dan Durinick at ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 25thof the Month.