TIMES L.A. Lake Ashton Community Newsletter July 2023 Happy Birthday, America! golf cart parade * golf scramble * food * flags * music * friendship * fun! see p. 23 Simply the Best! 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community www.lakeashtoncdd.com


NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie LeBlanc Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES August Issue Deadline: July 12 • Articles can be submitted on behalf of Lake Ashton clubs/ groups/organizations to promote lifestyle enhancing, opportunities, and must be approved by the group leader prior to publication • Email articles to: valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com • 150 word limit. Articles will be edited for length, clarity, and to ensure compliance with districts’ media policies • Include your club contact and phone number • The writing style is third person — avoid using I, me, my, we, our, or personal pronouns Photo Specifications: • All photos must be high-res digital images in “jpeg” format and submitted via email or CD/flash drive • Space will generally allow only one photo per article • The designer and printer will make the final determination as to the print quality of photographs for publication THE LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT DOES NOT ENDORSE OR SUPPORT ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL CANDIDATE, PARTY, MEASURE OR ISSUE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. JULY 2023 Lake Ashton employees are at your service. We want your experiences in the Clubhouse, Golf Course and HFC to be as pleasant and memorable as possible! Do not hesitate to contact any of the below with comments, questions or concerns. Lake Ashton Clubhouse 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Phone: 863.324.5457 Fax: 863.324.5829 LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Office Manager: Sheila Moreland 863.324.5457 smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Operations Manager: Matt Fisher 863.956.6207 mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com HOA Office (LW) Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Head Golf Professional Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center Charm City Nik Minadakis, Owner ___________________________________________________________________________________________ In case of emergency, dial 911! Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 3 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: James Margeson Phone: 863.595.1562 jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com HFC Activities Office Manager: Krystle Funk 863.595.1562 kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com Gate Houses & Security Officers: Thompson Nursery Rd. (LW): 863.324.7290 County Road 653 (WH): 863.318.0237 863.325.0065 directors@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com 863-662-3300 charmcityfl@gmail.com

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee with your friends and neighbors at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Coffee & donuts are available for $2. JULY 3 • Birthdays and Anniversaries • LA Woodworker's Project of the Month • Featured Vendors: Christine Graves Insurance and ComForCare JULY 10 • Bite Me Monday - Donations for Humane Society of Polk County • Featured Speaker: Visit Central Florida • Featured Vendor: Edward Jones - Matt Simpson THE BLOODMOBILE WILL BE PARKED IN THE CLUBHOUSE WEST PARKING LOT FROM 8:30 TO 10:30 AM ON MONDAY, JULY 10 JULY 17 • Peanut Butter Monday - Non Perishable Food Donations for Lake Wales Care Center Can be Dropped Off to the Ballroom Kitchen • Featured Speaker: City of Winter Haven Economic Opportunity and Community Investment JULY 24 — NO MONDAY COFFEE — LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING JULY 31 • Featured Vendor: Polk County Fire Rescue - When to Call 911 • Featured Vendor: Morgan Stanley - Matthew Grubb IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 20 EVENTS 22 GOLF 26 CLUBS 28 MIND & BODY 36 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, July 21, 9 am Health & Fitness Center JOINT MEETING WITH LACDD TO FOLLOW AT 11 AM LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, July 24, 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom CIT Y COMMISSION MEETINGS LW: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6 pm, Commission Chambers, Municipal Administration Bldg., 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales WH: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm, John Fuller Auditorium in City Hall, 451 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven POLK COUNT Y BOCC MEETINGS 1st & 3rd Tues. , 9 am, Board Room, 330 W. Church St., Bartow

HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm daily CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Noon to 3 pm HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily Thank you to everyone who prayed for, visited, helped, and offered to help Jan and I when Jan was sick. Also thank you for all of the sympathy cards, texts, kind words and funny stories after he died. I cannot adequately express how much it meant to both of us. I am sure Jan is running a musical cooking school in the great beyond. Again, thank you all. Thank you - Trish Safer FOURTH OF JULY OFF ICE HOURS & TRASH PICKUP The Clubhouse and HFC offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste pickup for Lake Wales residents will occur on Saturday, July 8. Winter Haven residents will have trash, recycling and yard waste pickup on July 3 as scheduled. Have a safe and happy Independence Day! 5 NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: July 12 from 10 am to 2 pm Clubhouse West Parking Lot BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm BOOKMOBILE July 12 & 26, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL The next new resident social will be at the HFC on November 3 at 2 pm. Get introduced to the community, and meet other new residents and community leaders. Sign up at either Activities Desk. CLERICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE CLUBHOUSE AND HFC OFFICES DURING BUSINESS HOURS • Local or toll free fax: $1 first page and $0.25 each additional page • Long distance fax: $2 first page and $0.25 each additional page • Receiving fax: $0.25 per page • Black and white copies on white paper: $0.05 per side (8.5x11) • Color copies: $0.25 per side (8.5x11, white paper) • Scanning & Notary Services

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LACDD LACDD NEWS BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Lloyd Howison, Chairman 704-302-6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Brenda Van Sickle, Vice Chair 863-324-6191 brenda.vansickle@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Assistant Secretary 863-875-9228 or 732-718-7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary 863-268-8193 dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am July 31 in the Clubhouse Ballroom after Monday Coffee Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am July 3, 10, 17 & 31 in the Clubhouse Ballroom after Monday Coffee By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director Long days, short nights, afternoon thunderstorms, and flowers blooming bright … summer is officially here! Many residents are taking trips to visit family and friends while others are enjoying guests at Lake Ashton. It is great to see residents proudly showing their visitors the beautiful amenities and even more enjoyable to meet those who mean so much to them. Be sure to register guests at the Health and Fitness Center (HFC) or Clubhouse before taking them to the amenities. The Community Director's new office is now located near the East entrance to the Clubhouse in what used to be the Conference Room. The previous office was recently turned into a muchneeded storage closet. The Operations Manager's new office is located near the Community Director's office. The entrance is on the outside of the building on the East side of the building, what used to be the Lake Wales HOA Office. Feel free to stop by and say hi! At the June Board meeting, Supervisors reviewed the combined security options proposals that were included in the agenda packet. Further discussion will take place at the Joint Board of Supervisors meeting that will be held on July 21 at 11 am in the Community Center at the Health and Fitness Center (HFC). A plan that includes potentially switching the current spaces that are being occupied by the Media Center and Card Room and possibly adding a third pool table to the Game Room and relocating the poker tables will be presented at the July meeting per the Board's request. Supervisors reviewed the combined list of strategic planning and reserve study projects for fiscal year 2024. Further discussion regarding this potential project list will occur at the July meeting. A quote was approved to pressure wash and seal the bridges on the East Golf Course. Staff at the Clubhouse and HFC (Health and Fitness Center) work hard everyday to ensure residents live their best retirement life at Lake Ashton. If there is an activity or service that is not currently offered but necessary to accomplish this goal please contact Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com or James Margeson, LAII (WH) CDD Community Director at jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com. We hope residents enjoy this edition of the LA Times and are pleased with the effort staff puts forth to ensure residents enjoy the best years of their life!

NEW APP FOR WH CITIZENS "Access Winter Haven" is the City of Winter Haven's new app for citizens that can be downloaded in the App Store. The app allows citizens to send information straight to the department, division, or team who can help. The average “fix” time is 1 day. It can be utilized to report anything from potholes on City streets to drainage or wildlife issues. The app is also the new system utilized for bulk pickup. Select “schedule a bulk pickup” and staff will respond with your pickup date. SIGN UP FOR ALERT POLK Prepare yourself this hurricane season by signing up to receive emergency notifications from Alert Polk, the system Polk County uses to inform residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations which may affect the health, safety and welfare of Polk’s residents, official messages are sent to telephone numbers and email addresses within the affected geographic area. Emergency notifications include: • Tornadoes/severe weather • Mandatory evacuations • Boil water notifications • Gas leaks • Sexual predator relocation notices • Critical law enforcement notifications • Hurricanes & recovery information More information: polk-county.net/EM, or call the Emergency Management division at (863) 298-7000. SEASONAL RESIDENTS & SUMMER TRAVELERS Residents spending the summer months in Florida should prepare for severe weather. A detailed list of storm tips can be found at lakeashtoncdd.com and at either Activities Desk. If you will be away for the summer, stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk to sign up and pay for a seasonal subscription ($4/month domestic; $5/month international). The newsletter and calendars are also sent out via email blast. A Summer Checklist is also posted on lakeashtoncdd.com or hard copies are available at the Clubhouse Activities Office. FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES! FLOORING - BLINDS - SHUTTERS - SHOWER REMODELS 29710 US Hwy 27, Dundee 863-439-7500 www.jimsfloordepot.com

LAIICDD NEWS By James Margeson, LA II (WH) CDD Community Director photo: Dennis Krupinski As previously mentioned, the HFC is taking on a new outlook regarding our entertainment, social, and health-related programs. The Pig Roast is a new offering that will be fun for all, and the Fall and Risk Prevention seminar is something that will be of benefit to everyone. We look forward to seeing our residents at these, as well as other, upcoming events at the HFC. We are also in the process of combining Lake Wales and Winter Haven resident to join together in the Activities Advisory Committee in order to better serve our community. All ideas are welcome and will be considered. LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman Public Safety, Security, Amenities and District Support, Public Works, Infrastructure, Wetland Resident Project Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation, Transportation System (roads, bridges, paths, etc.) Office Hours: Mondays 1 to 3 pm 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary, Budget, Planning 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Special Projects, Landscaping Area including Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Thursdays 9 to 10:30 am 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Roy Aull, Assistant Secretary Facilities and Field Operation Office Hours: Friday 9 to 10:30 am 973-670-2709, raull@lakeashton2cdd.com We would like to thank Chuck Yeager for his service in our Maintenance Department, and welcome Richard Palone as his replacement. Richard has many years of maintenance experience in plumbing, air conditioning, electrical, painting as well as general maintenance. Richard, like Chuck, will be a valuable member of our HFC Team assisting Karen VanKirk. You may have noticed our Maintenance Staff pressure washing our guard house. The HFC building, as well as all surrounding pavers will also be done, thereby enhancing the area. All Lake Wales residents are welcome to use the pool at the HFC while theirs is being resurfaced and any other time. Every effort is being made by our HFC Team to be sure all residents will have an enjoyable and safe summer! LACDD & LAIICDD WEBSITES lakeashtoncdd.com [below left QR code] lakeashton2cdd.com [below right QR code] Find board meeting dates, agendas, minutes, Supervisor contact information and more. You can also sign up to receive blast emails from the Clubhouse and HFC.

JOINT AMENITIES POLICY Each month an excerpt from the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy is featured in the LA Times. Since it is getting hotter outside and more residents will be looking to exercise indoors, this month outlines the use of the Fitness Centers at the Clubhouse and HFC. The full Joint Amenity Facilities Policy can be found under “Additional Documents” on both lakeashtoncdd.com and lakeashton2cdd.com. Questions can also be directed to Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or James Margeson, LAII (WH) CDD Community Director (jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com). 1. Fitness centers are open daily during normal operating hours. 2. Patrons are encouraged to receive training on the apparatus before utilizing equipment. 3. Each facility provides televisions for Patrons. Please be considerate when setting volume levels. 4. Individuals must be fourteen (14) years of age and older to use District Fitness Centers. Individuals fourteen (14) – seventeen (17) years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 5. Food, including chewing gum, is not permitted within the District Fitness Centers. Beverages, however, are permitted in the Fitness Centers if contained in non-breakable containers with screw-top or sealed lids. 6. Appropriate attire and footwear (covering the entire foot) must be worn at all times in the District Fitness Centers. Appropriate attire includes tee-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and/or athletic wear (no swimsuits). 7. Each Individual is responsible for wiping off fitness equipment after use with the antiseptic wipes provided by the Districts. 8. Use of personal trainers is permitted in the District Fitness Centers with approval from the Amenity Manager. 9. Hand chalk is not permitted to be used in the District Fitness Centers. 10. Personal audio devices are not permitted unless they are utilized with headphones. 11. No bags, gear, or jackets are permitted on the floor of the District Fitness Centers or on the fitness equipment. 12. Weights or other fitness equipment may not be removed from the District Fitness Centers. 13. Limit use of cardiovascular equipment to thirty (30) minutes and step aside between multiple sets on weight equipment if other persons are waiting. 14. Be respectful of others. Allow other Patrons and Guests to also use equipment, especially the cardiovascular equipment. 15. Replace weights to their proper location after use. 16. Free-weights are not to be dropped and should be placed only on the floor or on equipment made specifically for storage of the weights. 17. Any fitness program operated, established and run by the Amenity Manager may have priority over other users of the District Fitness Centers. THE CLUBHOUSE IS GOING DIGITAL! Stop by the Clubhouse Lobby to check out the new TV showcasing Lake Ashton events and other information. The information wall in the Ballroom has been removed and residents will now be able to sign up online using the links that will be sent out in email blasts or in person at the Clubhouse Activities Office with staff and volunteers. Soon, residents will have the option of purchasing tickets online as well. Stay tuned to email blasts for more information.

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L.A. LOOKS Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Red-bellied Woodpecker is the most common woodpecker seen at Lake Ashton. Many mistakenly call it a Red-headed Woodpecker because the male has quite a bit of red on the head. However, it lacks the totally red head of the other. These year-round residents have a heavily barred black-and-white back. The red on the belly is negligible rendering the name rather meaningless. Woodpeckers have very long tongues that are about twice the length of their bill to reach inside the holes they drill for insects. When not using the tongue, it's curled around the back of the head between the skull and the skin! The holes excavated are frequently used by other birds. They drum on trees and other objects to proclaim territory and attract mates. The Red-bellied Woodpecker's rolling calls are a familiar sound. If you take time to learn the call you will notice them everywhere! OUTDOOR POOL AND SPA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT The Outdoor Pool and Spa will be closed to complete an extensive refurbishment project starting July 10. LACDD approved the following items at the May Board of Supervisors Meeting. • Resurfacing of the Pool and Spa • Replacement of all tile in the Pool and Spa • Replacement of all non-LED lights in the Pool with LED lights • Adding an additional handrail on each entrance to the Pool • Replacement of the coping stones on the outside border of the Pool and Spa Residents are fortunate to have two pools and 3 spas at Lake Ashton so during the time that the Outdoor Pool and Spa are closed for maintenance, the Indoor Pool and Spas (2) at the Health and Fitness Center (HFC) are available for use! Take a look at the schedule of activities happening at the Indoor Pool to schedule your pool time or try out a new class or activity. Don't forget to stop and admire the plants that were installed around the Indoor Pool by the Garden Club. LA II (WH ) HOA BOARD • Kristy McKibben, President, presidentla2hoa@outlook.com • Gary Johnson, Secretary, secretaryla2hoa@outlook.com • Ray Rudy, Treasurer, treasurerla2hoa@outlook.com • Dave Bishop, VP & ARC Liaison, vparcla2hoa@outlook.com • Bill Testa, VP & Asst. Treasurer, vptreasurerla2hoa@outlook.com LA ( LW) HOA BOARD • President Tom Hevel, president@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President David Muller, vp@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President 2 Debbie Holmes, vp2@lakeashtonhoa.org • Treasurer Nancy Baker, treasurer@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary Tim Doyle, secretary@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Bob Prowant, manager@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Greg Bluemke, arc.lakeashtonhoa.org


HOW DO FERTILIZERS AFFECT PONDS? Native Flowers of During the summer months, lawns are heavily fertilized. Excessive quantities and sloppy application can be detrimental to adjacent ponds. Fertilizers are predominantly composed of phosphorus and nitrogen, and when introduced to a nearby pond, they can increase the levels of nutrients. Increasing nutrient levels increases the likelihood that algae will flourish. The white particles in the image are fertilizer granules that have been introduced to one of Lake Ashton's ponds. Please remind lawn care professionals to use caution when fertilizing lawns in order to limit the quantity of fertilizer that could potentially end up in ponds. Please contact Matt Fisher at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com if you have queries or concerns regarding aquatic maintenance in any ponds in Lake Wales. Central Florida By Lynn Davis The Butterfly Orchid is a slow growing, less than an inch, epiphytic plant. That means it adheres to a living plant surface; no need to worry about soil. It can be seen on trunks and branches of live oaks, mangroves, and bald cypresses. The flower petal is bronze or orangish in color with a white lip and a purple dot. It has one to two grass-like looking leaves. The orchid resembles a butterfly, hence its name. Why Grow Butterfly Orchids in your trees? The orchids have a honey-like fragrant that attracts a variety of bees. This is the main pollinator for the orchid. It isn’t picky. It can grow in full sun or part shade. Since it’s a native plant, its sustainability makes it a perfect landscape addition. You’ll be rewarded in Spring and Summer with an abundance of showy flowers. Buyer beware! These orchids have been commercially exploited. Make sure to buy from a reputable source.

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SAFETY DRIVER SAFETY REMINDER All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, please keep an eye out for pedestrians at all times. Obeying the posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy. Recent state legislation changes have increased the age for golf cart drivers taking effect October 1. The law requires that a person operating a golf cart on public roads or streets who is under 18 years of age must possess a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license. Anyone older than 18 must carry a state-issued ID. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief As you may know your Neighborhood Watch (NW) Leadership Team have been busy updating and enhancing the inter- workings of NW to further improve the success of the community wide program. I am pleased to announce, under the leadership of Deputy Chief Joan DiBattista, the entire territory listing of Deputies is now complete with Jeannie Franklin coming on board. Thanks to Jeannie and all our Deputies for their expertise and program support. Next up is adding block captains across Lake Ashton. A full Team meeting is coming up. Watch for Deputy Chief’s place, date and time for the Team meeting notice. NW will be participating in early August to celebrate 39 years of the “National Night Out” program originated by Law Enforcement. Details will be forthcoming. We appreciate all the team work and support from many! Questions, ideas, etc., contact Deputy Chief Joan DiBattista at 239.851.7899. CITIZENS ASSISTED PATROL By Mike Weissberg Since all residents are part of Neighborhood Watch you are watching things around you. Citizens Assisted Patrol does this by patrolling our streets. Our job is to look for things that do not belong in our community. Our presence with our lights flashing while patrolling our streets is our deterrent to help keep our streets safe. CAP is always looking for more volunteers to patrol our streets. Our job is to be the eyes, ears and presence for the Sheriff’s Department. Patrols are once a week for two hours. Applications are available in the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg 917-482-3151 (leave a message). WATCH FOR ALL IGATORS Female alligators build a mound nest of soil, vegetation, or debris and deposit an average of 32 to 46 eggs in late June or early July. Incubation requires approximately 63-68 days, and hatching occurs from mid-August through early September. Alligators and crocodiles are an important part of Florida's heritage and play a valuable role in the ecosystems where they live. Those who live near lakes and ponds should expect to see alligators from time-to-time but they should never be fed or approached. People concerned about an alligator should call our toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWCGATOR (866-392-4286).

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MOVI ES JULY 5 - 6 (NO MOVIES JULY 4) 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM A LOVE SONG 2022 | PG | 1H 21MIN Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Like the country music that has traditionally channeled the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others, A Love Song weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone -- and reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age. JULY 11 - 13 AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM 2022 | PG-13 | 3HR 12MIN Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, "Avatar: The Way of Water" begins to tell the story of the Sully family — Jake (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their kids, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. JULY 18 - 20 MURDER MYSTERY 2 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM 2023 | PG-13 | 1H 30MIN Now f u l l - t i me de t e c t i v e s struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding. JULY 25 - 27 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THE OUT-LAWS 2023 | R | 1H 35MIN Owen Browning (Adam Devine) is a straight-laced bank manager about to marry the love of his life, Parker (Nina Dobrev). When his bank is held up by the infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws (Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin) who just arrived in town, are the infamous Out-Laws. TUESDAY SHOWINGS & THE 11 AM SHOWINGS ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CINEMA CAPACITY: 55

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CINEMA FRIDAYS. 11 AM SHOWTIME IS CLOSED CAPTIONED. JULY 7 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM THE SANDLOT 1993 | PG | 1h 41min When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence. JULY 14 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM CHEVALIER 2023 | PG-13 | 1H 47MIN Inspired by the incredible true s tory of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de SaintGeorges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court. JULY 21 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM SUMMER OF SOUL (OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) 2021 | PG-13 | 1HR 57MIN In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes neverbefore-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more. JULY 28 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES 1976 | PG | 2H 15MIN Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) watches helplessly as his wife and child are murdered, by Union men led by Capt. Terrill (Bill McKinney). Seeking revenge, Wales joins the Confederate Army. He refuses to surrender when the war ends, but his fellow soldiers go to hand over their weapons -- and are massacred by Terrill. Wales guns down some of Terrill's men and flees to Texas, where he tries to make a new life for himself, but the bounty on his head endangers him and his new surrogate family.

EVENTS TRIVIA By David Fix Due to vacation, Sunday Night Trivia in the Clubhouse Ballroom will be held July 2, 9 and 16 only! Come with a team or join an open table, but be sure to come on time! Just $1 to play. To date, more than $2,800 has been paid out to winning teams. Doors open by 6:15 pm and questions begin promptly at 7. Grab some dinner at Charm City and make a night of it! KARAOKE NIGHT July 12 brings another great night of singing and fun from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Office for $5. Next date: August 9 FEVER AT THE HFC The HFC will be having the band Fever coming on Friday, August 11. They will be playing music from 7 to 10 pm. Stop by the HFC now to reserve a table for you and your friends for $10. Admission tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE September 22 —- Oktoberfest October 28 — Haunting on the Lake November 10 — One Acts Dinner Theatre November 17 — Friendsgiving November 29 — Home Improvement Expo December 1 — Christmas Dinner Dance December 31 — New Year’s Eve in the Ballroom Woodstock Party featuring Live Music by Paisley Craze August 18 7 pm Clubhouse Ballroom $16 tickets go on sale July 3 at the Clubhouse Activities Office

Fourth of July at Lake Ashton OPERATION LAKE ASHTON SHOW OUR COLORS & THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE Every year, the Lake Ashton Veterans Association (LAVA) places American Flags at the entrances and roads leading into the community on the 4th of July. We would like to invite and challenge the entire community to line your property this 4th of July with U.S. flags! LAVA is also hosting the annual 4th of July parade! The parade will be marshaled at the HFC at 8:15 am with step-off at 9. Golf carts, bicycles, and motor vehicles are all welcome. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, with the announcement made via email blast the following Monday. The parade route is shown at right. Prior registration is not required. 4TH OF JULY PAR 3 SCRAMBLE Pick your Foursome. 9 am shotgun start, $22.50 includes lunch and prize purse. Lunch includes hot dog/ hamburger, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni salad, and ice cream. Sign up at the Pro Shop. LA ROCKERS FUNDRAISER Support the group that hides rocks, welcomes new neighbors with their own rock, and performs service projects. Their yearly fundraiser will be held July 4 at 4 pm at the Clubhouse, so stop by and check out the assortment of rocks for sale! Did you know … the LA Rockers buy all of their own supplies, including purchasing rocks, paints, and sealers? Some rocks can take up to 10 hours to complete! Choose from a huge selection of rocks — plus a silent auction and raffle rocks. Cash donations only please! See back cover for more details. Y’all Are Invited to a Roon’ Toon’ July 4th Celebon at the Clubhouse 5 pm Pulled chicken & pulled pork sandwiches provided along with watermelon and iced tea. Bring a side dish to share with your table! Live music by Highway 41 Band Tickets: $19 at the Clubhouse Activities Office on June 5 after Monday Coffee Stop by the Clubhouse starting at 4 pm to check out the LA Rockers fundraiser!

WELCOME BACK, CAMPERS! This year’s activities will be held at both the Clubhouse and HFC. All events are free, but please sign up for the below activities only if you plan to participate, as space is limited. Sign up via link in email blast or at either Activities Desk with Counselors Caroline or Krystle. EVENT SCHEDULE AUGUST 2: KAYAKING ON LAKE ASHTON — GROUPS LEAVE AT 8:30 OR 10:30 AM Launch behind the Pavilion — bring drinks and campers in the 10:30 group should bring a light lunch. Each group is limited to 7. Campers are welcome to bring their own kayaks or canoes as well. ROCK WORD GARDEN — 2 PM — CLUBHOUSE Make word rocks that can be used to form phrases and sentences with the help of the LA Rockers. These will be a fantastic new interactive addition to the Clubhouse’s Reflection Garden. Bring your cell phone and reading glasses (if needed) AUGUST 9: AIR PLANT ART — 10 AM — CLUBHOUSE Make an indoor or outdoor artful statement with air plants! The Garden Club will host this activity and teach how air plants actually work. AUGUST 10 : LINE DANCING — 1 PM - HFC Campers can learn how to boot, scoot, and boogie with line dancer Lorrie Shearin! AUGUST 16: CAMP GOLF CART RACE — 2 PM Get ready, get set, GO! Campers can team up with friends to follow clues far and wide through the community. No more than 4 Campers to a team and only one golf cart per team as well. BEGINNERS ROCK PAINTING — 2 PM — HFC Campers are invited to an introductory rock painting class hosted by the LA Rockers — just be sure to bring your cell phone and reading glasses (if needed)! The class is limited to 25. AUGUST 22: COMMUNITY POTLUCK — 12 PM - HFC Join in on fun and fellowship at the Community Potluck at the HFC! Hot dogs will be provided, just be sure to bring a side! AUGUST 24: KUMIHIMO FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS — 12 PM - CLUBHOUSE The Art of Beading will instruct campers in the traditional Japanese art form known as Kumihimo, resulting in different patterns and designs. AUGUST 31: BLOCK PARTY JAMBOREE — 7 PM - CLUBHOUSE All residents are welcome to take part in the Block Party Jamboree featuring live music from The Pickup Artists! BYOC: Bring Your Own Chair!

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GOLF LA NINERS By Marti Schmidt Back by popular demand: BlueMan Niners 4-Person scramble Par-3 ringer tournament with lunch on Wednesday. Whew, that was a mouthful! Even with the summer heat upon us, this par-3 tailored event is super fun and plays fast. If you forgot to sign-up, HURRY! We gathered items for the Senior Orphans last month, and once again the Niners delivered! Many thanks for your support of such a worthy cause assisting or seniors in Polk County. Still have questions? Ready to join? Contact Denise at denisepops23@aol.com for more info! LALGA By Jackie Tressler The LALGA congratulates our Red Hoagland Winners! First Place: T Utting Second Place Tie: Patti Panone, Kathy Ryan Fourth Place: Bev Hines The competition was extremely close this year with $1 separating First and Fourth place. We thank Red Hoagland for their continued support and look forward to our new challenge! Our continued purpose of the LALGA is to promote interest in golf among women players, encourage competition, and provide opportunities for fellowship. Every Tuesday in League play we focus on the first two of those goals. On the second Tuesday of each month, we focus on the third goal, fellowship, after League play at our monthly luncheon. It provides members with an opportunity to meet new members, relax a bit and interact with each other in a purely social setting while enjoying a nice lunch and a cold beverage. We encourage all members to participate in our Summer Tropics Tournament on July 10 and 11 with our luncheon in the Eagles Nest on the 11th. Show your tropical attire and come out for two days of fun and camaraderie! 26 In closing, the LALGA welcomes Dawn Neigh to our board as the new Publicity Chair. Please send a huge thanks to Dawn for taking on the responsibility of this role and promoting our league throughout our community. Stay hydrated and remember — for the summer, 9 hole sign up is available! LAMGA By David Kubissa July ushers in the third quarter of league play, with encores of many of your favorite games on the schedule and a special two-day Ryder Cup event that includes lunch. Remember to sign up at the Pro Shop for these weekly events by 11 a.m. on the Tuesday preceding the Wednesday LAMGA game. The games are open to all Lake Ashton golf club members who have registered for the 2023 season and paid their dues. Information about the process and a downloadable application are on the LAMGA web page on LakeAshtonLiving.com. Simply sign on, go to the drop-down menu and click on “LAMGA” under the Golf category to learn more and print out an application. Whether you are new to Lake Ashton or a previous LAMGA member, you need to be a 2023 paid registrant to play and pocket any pro shop credits from the weekly payouts. Leaderboard for the Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge as of May 31 (dollar figures represent the accumulated total of credits earned by golfers so far this season): 1. John Milsom, $109.75; 2. Darrell Reid $101.10; 3. Rolly Geyer $96.75; 4. Lloyd Kramer $87.90; 5. Paul Panone $86.75. Sponsor spotlight: This month LAMGA gives a shoutout to our health care professionals who support the league: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida; K. Wade Foster, M.D. (Central Florida Dermatology & Skin); Jahna Chiropractic LLC; Kevin T Barlow PA; and Messieh Orthopedic Clinic. Thanks to sponsors like these for generously contributing to LAMGA. We encourage our residents to keep these professionals in mind when shopping for services. You can find a complete sponsors list on the LAMGA web page.


CLUBS LA BELLES By Kim Konrad Join the Belles for lunch at Mike's Grill in Bartow July 26, at 11:30 am. Wear your patriotic colors (no hats required). Sign up by July 19 at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Limited to 30. Contact Kim Konrad at 614-565-4239 with any questions. LAKE ASHTON PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION (LAPA) By Becky Wilson Memorial Day afternoon 73 LAPA members and guests gathered for some socialization and fun, not on the courts! There was a lot of chatting, laughing, and catching up going on. It’s always fun when spouses who don’t play pickleball can join the mix! President Chuck Caesar welcomed everyone and gave special recognition and thanks to those in attendance who had given service to our Country. There was a moment of silence to remember and TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS honor those who gave their lives and to whom we will always remember and be grateful. After a blessing by Ro Thornburg everyone enjoyed delicious food supplied by those in attendance. Fun and games included the “Flip-Flop Paddle,” won by John Savala. The“No-Flip Paddle” challenge for non-pickleball players was won by Helen Eakins. Jackie Tanner won the “Jugglers Delight, and Bev Hines won the “Basket Dink. Finally, “Move That Pickle,” a relay race with two couples at opposite ends of the dance floor, was won by Rick and Kristie McKibben and Robbie and Tammy Shields. Tammy Shields also won the Hula Hoop challenge! When the games ended, awards were given, and smiles were on faces. It was a fun day off the Courts! <#$3$* @4311"12 6"7"12 A('#$# 5 )"44# 6&12 A*(0 B3(* C*="/3"= @4311"12 D##*$ @(&$*/$"&1 @(&+3$* 63E* D#F$&1 >*#"=*1$ !"#"$ &'( )*+#"$* ,&( -./&0"12 !"($'34 5 6"7* 8*0"13(#9 :*;# 5 <='/3$"&134 >*#&'(/*#? Denise R. Tessier, Esq. 863.220.7927 Office | 863.225.2244 Direct Info@TessierLawFirm.com !!!"#$%%&$'()!*&'+",-+ 1375 Havendale Blvd. NW | Winter Haven, FL 33881 GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis The LA Garden Club met on the 14th of June to discuss future gardening plans. Members in attendance completed a survey on goals for the coming months. A survey was sent out to any member unable to attend. The next gardening meeting will be this coming September. New to Florida? Love gardening, but things here don’t grow the same? Members are always willing to help. There are many experts, novices and beginners all with the same goal; to garden.

LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White The National Senior Games will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 7-18, and a swimmer from Lake Ashton will compete. Congratulations and best wishes to Sharon Swanson, who along with teammates Sandy Papineau & Cathy Liska, qualified to participate in Nationals by placing in the top 4 in one or more events at the Florida Senior Games last December. Only Sharon is able to go. She is excited to go to Nationals, and as part of the event she and the other Games' competitors have been invited to attend a Pirates' baseball game. We all wish her success in Pittsburgh! To participate in the State Senior Championships, swimmers must place in the top 5 at a Senior Regional meet. There are a number of regional age group meets around the state during the year in which our club participates. Some swim club members are aiming for one or more regional meets in the Fall, with a goal of qualifying for the 2023 State Senior Games. The Lake Ashton Swim Club offers three swim improvement sessions each week. All are welcome as "workouts" are tailored for the fitness swimmer as well as the competitive swimmer. Many participants do the workout with no thought of competing. Contact Coach Sandy White sandyw1994@aol.com for more info. LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Paul Ritz The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting July 6 in-person only at the HFC. Social time with snacks will be from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The in-person General meeting will start at 4:30. For more information, email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com. GENEALOGY CLUB MEETING By Jane Imparl The next meeting will be at July 12 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. We always have a good time sharing our research stories, learning new research strategies, and answering questions. Come join the fun! Call Jane at 815-545-6655 for more information. TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE By George Rogers May 16: Dick Dole, Tie: Liz Leigh & Elaine Inman, George Rogers, Lois Dole May 23: Colette McKie, Chris Verges, Mafie Walker, Elaine Inman, George Rogers May 30: Ron McKie, Colette McKie, George Rogers, Elaine Inman, Chris Verges June 6: Marge Kniat, Chris Verges, Jeanine Connors, Colette McKie MAH JONGG Mah Jongg players with one to two years or more experience are sought to join our group that meets on Wednesday afternoons at the HFC from 2 - 4 pm. This group is not on hiatus during the summer! For further information, contact Myrna Soberman at myrnaandsteve@gmail.com.

LAKE ASHTON WOODWORKERS , LLC By Chris Hunziker SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for Did you know that the Lake Ashton woodshop is not a community amenity? But, it is a community asset. Often, new residents will say the woodshop was one of the things that really attracted them when they were looking for a home to buy. The member-only supported woodshop here at Lake Ashton is a well-equipped and safe place for members to work, and membership is open to both those who are skilled woodworkers and all (both men and women) who are interested in developing some woodworking skills. Non-members also enjoy the benefit of living in a community where skilled members of the woodshop have often provided a service when they needed something repaired or built, and their subsequent “donations” to the shop have helped to support the continuing existence of the woodshop. Members of the woodshop have also provided service to people who requested knife and scissor sharpening. An outside quilters guild highly praised the quality of that work when it was done for them. At the June board meeting it was suggested that we offer a “Project Of The Month” and in the coming months we hope to have someone at one Monday Coffee hour each month to showcase something built in the woodshop. You will not only have the opportunity to see what has been made but an opportunity to place your order for having one made especially for you. In July, Fred Powell will bring in an energy-efficient (no electricity required) phone amplifiers that he made. In August, Jim Sullivan plans to bring in a “cooling rack” and in September, Chris Hunziker plans to bring in a handy, must-have wooden stool. After that, who knows what ideas might surface? We hope that you will come and see. If you have questions about the woodshop or the monthly projects call Jim Sullivan at 401-954-4918 or Fred Powell 804-746-2447 single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In June, 33 people attended the meeting. The group discussed future lunches, dinners, and other activities. Donations of money may be given, or gifts can be purchased from the list that Susan will distribute for the Christmas in July Senior Orphans outreach. If you choose to purchase a gift, please let Susan know. Susan arranged a dinner at The Crooked Bass. Single Mingle will be held on July 20 in the HFC Craft Room. Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on July 2. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves There will be no meetings for the months of July and August. Pictured: The LAVA Auxiliary joined LAVA in celebrating Memorial Day by honoring our military at the Lake Ashton Veteran’s Memorial. The LAVA Auxiliary also supported LAVA for their Annual Golf To u r n a m e n t b y providing refreshments for the golfers. The LAVA Auxiliary raised more than $1,000, which will be used to help Veterans. SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Craft Show is October 21 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. At this time, there are a limited number of spaces available. Applications are being accepted for the Craft Show and can be picked up at the Clubhouse Activities Office. God Bless America!

MIND&BODY FINANCIAL BOOT CAMP Next Class: July 24 at 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Cinema Topic: “How do I know medical bills will be covered? Medicare?” Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. HORSESHOE PLAYERS Anyone interested in joining others to play horseshoes near the Clubhouse Pavilion should contact John Leale at 540-223-0400. There will be a monthly social gathering that meet for a friendly game and maybe some barbecuing fun. SUMMER SIGN LANGUAGE Relaxed format for beginners — two sessions weekly from until August 31: Tuesdays in the Clubhouse Card Room from 12:45 to 1:45 pm and Thursdays in the Clubhouse Craft Room from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Know Thy Health By Lynda Hadley We all love living here in Lake Ashton, we enjoy our free time and the ability to create the life we’ve imagined. We feel good! But, wouldn’t you like to feel great!? Think of your body as a machine. It needs fuel to operate and a little maintenance to ensure that it’s able to run effectively. Food is our fuel, and the quality of the food we eat determines how well our body reacts to our daily activities, as well as the way you look and feel. If you feel tired, or weak, or maybe dealing with brain fog; you may be malnourished. Then there’s the maintenance or fitness aspect of health that focus on maintaining flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina. These aspects of health will gradually decline with age if we don’t incorporate them into our lifestyle. It may seem daunting but it doesn’t take hours in the gym to see and feel the benefits. Start with baby steps. Drink a little more water, incorporate a little more fruits and vegetables. Chose more baked or grilled foods rather than fried. Walk more (even around the house), take deep breaths, try gentle stretching or yoga. Everything has a beginning. So let’s start this journey with an honest evaluation of where we are; then find ways to incorporate new healthier habits that will get us where we want to be. SUMMER LINE DANCING CLASS Instructor: Lorrrie Shearin Class will be held every Thursday at the HFC through September 28. 1 pm Beginner Class: Everyone is welcome, no experience needed. Dances will be easy and fun, dances used at River Ranch will be taught. 2 pm Improver Class: Dances will have tags, restarts, turns, and maybe faster. Some experience may help, but everyone can try and learn new dances that may seem more advanced. Sometimes they are easier than they look. Note: Wear shoes you can dance in! No flip flops or Crocs.

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BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr July 8 at 1 pm an apron with you. You can wear your new tie-dye masterpiece to the Woodstock Party on August 18, too! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office by July 14 with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard. Clubhouse Craft Room Rowboat on the Beach $35 (payable at class) Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office by noon on July 7. CERAMIC CHICKS Wednesdays, 8 am to 1 pm, HFC Craft Room Bring your ceramics or purchase in the room. A kiln is available to fire your ceramics. CREATE A CARD Join the group on July 18 at 10 am in the HFC Sports Court to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest expert will provide instruction, from beginner to expert, all supplies and equipment, and three beautiful cards to take home. No experience needed. Cost is $10. Sign up at the HFC. Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions. SEASONAL FLORAL FRAMES Join resident crafter and floral enthusiast Pam Klawinski on July 11 at 11:30 am to make your very own unique seasonal décor! Learn how to arrange seasonal colored florals on an 8x10 picture frame that will be interchangeable for $10. The florals will be interchangeable for every season and holiday! Pam will host a class with each changing season so you can have a seasonal arrangement in your frame for summer, fall, winter and spring. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard by July 6. CRAFTING WITH CARMEN — TIE DYE Make tie dye shirts with Carmen on July 20 at 11:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Shirts, dye, and instructions will be included for $15. Accidents happen, so don’t wear your favorite outfit or bring EDUCATIONAL CBD LUNCHEON Lunch and learn about CBD and how to use it in your everyday life on July 6 at 12 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. They will provide insight into the helpfulness and everyday use of CDB while answering any questions. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office. FALL RI SK PREVENTION SEMINAR Stop by the HFC for a presentation on the risks of falling and ways to prevent it on July 11 at 1 pm. AMATEUR RADIO L ICENSE CLASS The Lake Ashton Amateur Radio Association is trying to judge if residents are interested in a Technician licensing class given at Lake Ashton once a week for three weeks, two hours per class (September 5, 12, and 19) at the HFC Poker Room. After completion of the class the Lake Wales Repeater Association has test sessions for all levels of license the first Saturday of the month at the Winter Haven Red Cross building. If you are interested, send your name, phone number and email address to DBishop1867@gmail.com (please respond even if you have already done so). You will be advised if there is sufficient interest to hold a class. We are also offering to assist anyone wishing to upgrade to a General Class license, on a one on one basis, so if you would like this type of assistance please let us know and we will get you together with an Elmer (Ham Tutor) who is willing to assist you by emailing a note to the above address. We may also do that for people wishing to get a Technician license if there are not enough people interested to hold a full class.


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