L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter June 2022 Simply the Best! "In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky..." - Mungo Jerry Celebrate at a SUMMER SHINDIG on June 17! “ 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 McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES July Issue Deadline: June 15 • 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 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) Ashton Tap & Grill Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Assistant Pro Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center 863.325.0065 manager@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.324.5810 ma2077@metzcorp.com 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 In case of emergency, dial 911 3 JUNE 2022 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 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: Mary Bosman mbosman@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

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. JUNE 6 Birthdays and Anniversaries Featured Speaker: Hurricane Preparedness Presentation by C.E.R.T and Polk County Fire Rescue Featured Speaker: Christine Graves Insurance JUNE 13 Bite Me Monday - Donations of pet food and items for the Humane Society of Polk County A Special 50 Year Blast from the Past with David Harrison Featured Speakers: AdventHealth Celebrates Men's Health Month with Dr. Belinda Gavino, Family and Obesity Medicine who specializes in both Men’s and Women’s health Featured Vendor: Edward Jones - Matt Simpson JUNE 20 NO MONDAY COFFEE — BOARD MEETING Peanut Butter Monday - non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the Ballroom Kitchen JUNE 27 Blast from the Past with David Harrison Featured Speaker: Dr. Hudson with McLaughlin Middle School Featured Vendor: Matthew Grubb with Morgan Stanley, AdventHealth - Urologist Dr. Paul Arnole DUE T O THE MEMORIAL D AY HOLIDAY , LAKE WALES RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TRASH & RECYCLING PICKED UP ON SATURDAY , JUNE 4 IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 18 SAFETY 20 MOVIES 24 EVENTS 26 GOLF 30 CLUBS 34 MIND & BODY 38 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, June 17, 2022 9 am — HFC LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, June 20 at 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 and 3rd Tuesdays at 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, 11 am to 4 pm (No IDs until June 14) ASHTON TAP & GRILL: 11 am to 8 pm Monday, Thursday - Saturday (Closed Tues. & Weds.) 3 to 8 pm Sunday First Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm with Brunch Buffet from 10 to 3 HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily LEAVING FOR THE SUMMER? If you will be away for the summer, stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk to put your LA Times on hold, or pay for a seasonal subscription ($3/month domestic; $4/month international). The newsletter and calendars are also available electronically. A Summer Checklist is posted on lakeashtoncdd.com and on the information wall in the Clubhouse Ballroom. USPS FORMS No need to chase down the mail carrier anymore; USPS forms for address changes, stop/start mail service, and stamp ordering are now available at the Clubhouse. They can be found by the information wall in the Ballroom. 6 FL APPROVED TAX EXEMPT HOLIDAYS & EXEMPTIONS Florida Legislation created a permanent sales tax exemption for items that assist in independent living. When purchased for noncommercial, home or personal use, the exemption applies to bed transfer handles selling for $60 or less, bed rails selling for $110 or less, grab bars selling for $100 or less, and shower seats selling for $100 or less. The following are some other tax exempt holidays and exemptions: • Children’s books May 14 - Aug. 14 • Baby/toddler clothes & shoes July 1-June 30, 2023 • Children’s diapers July 1-June 30, 2023 • Clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies July 25-Aug. 7 • Disaster preparedness supplies May 28-June 10 (flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries, fire extinguishers, etc.) • Tools and home improvement items Sept. 3-9 • Impact-resistant windows, doors and garage doors July 1-June 30, 2024 • Specified admissions and items related to recreational activities July 1-7 • Energy Star Appliances July 1-June 30, 2023 (washing machines, clothes dryers, water heaters and refrigerators) • Fuel tax reduction October 1-31 NEXT MONTHLY MARKETS: June 8 & 22 from 10 am to 2 pm Clubhouse West Parking Lot NEW: Food Trucks Will Be On Site! RED ROOSTER PRODUCE & BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm BOOKMOBILE June 8 & 22, 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 is July 8 at 2 pm in the HFC. Sign up at either Activities Desk.

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LACDD LACDD NEWS BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Robert (Bob) Plummer, Chairman Security, Operations and Staff 260-820-0389, rplummer@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Vice Chairman Clubhouse Facilities including Outdoor Amenities (Dog Park, Pool, Sports Courts) 863-875-9228 or 732-718-7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Lloyd Howison, Assistant Secretary Golf Cart Paths, Bridges and all Ponds 704-302-6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget and Finance 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 2nd Monday, 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary Reserve Study and HOA Liaison 863-268-8193, dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director Summer is almost here, although it feels like it has been here for weeks already. In this edition of the newsletter residents will find a plethora of things to do throughout the summer. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but never fear … Supervisors, staff and the Lake Ashton Public Safety organizations are here to ensure residents are as safe as possible during this time of year. Residents should rest assured that the CDD Public Safety team, Neighborhood Watch, C.E.R.T, CAP and onsite security staff all work together to ensure resident's safety at all times, including times of weather emergencies. Now is a great time to ensure you are signed up to receive electronic mail from the Clubhouse and HFC. Public safety announcements, scheduled events and important meetings to attend are announced via email. Sign up on lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com, or stop by either Activities Desk for a form. LA(LW)CDD Supervisors met May 16. A wrap-up report of actions taken was sent out on May 23. Please send an email to cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com if you would like a copy. A Joint CDD Meeting was held on the same day and both boards discussed the Joint Amenity Policy. Supervisors and residents gave great feedback and a revised version of the policy will be presented at the next Joint CDD meeting on July 15 at 11 am at the Health and Fitness Center (HFC). Discussions regarding the LA(LW)CDD Fiscal Year 2023 budget (October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023) are ongoing. The hearing to adopt the budget is set to occur on August 15, 2022 during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Supervisors (BOS) Meeting. Every BOS meeting between now and then is important and residents are encouraged to attend in person or via Zoom. Please visit lakeashtoncdd.com for agenda packets, the proposed FY 2023 budget, approved meeting minutes, and other district documents including the current Joint Amenity Facilities Policy, and seasonal checklists. June 21 is the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year; take advantage of it! Don't let the sun and rain intimidate you — there are plenty of fun things to do inside, and outdoor activities can also be enjoyed safely. There are multiple umbrellas at the Outdoor Pool, Pet Play Park, and Bocce Ball Courts, and the Shuffleboard Courts have benches covered by a roof for shelter from the heat and rain. Remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated when enjoying outdoor activities. While enjoying the wonderful outdoors be sure to stop by the Clubhouse Pavilion and take a look at the beautiful Florida friendly plants that were recently installed by the Lake Ashton Garden Club. This area is more beautiful because of their hard work and dedication. In June, the Garden Club will be planting trees in the Pet Play Park. Stay tuned to media for information on how you can help with this community outreach project. They are truly making Lake Ashton more beautiful each day. Thank you! 8

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LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director Some of our Lake Ashton residents have already left on holiday or to go up to their second homes. Our activities will continue…dances, seminars, fitness classes, etc. the same as always even though fewer residents are here. This summer we will be continuing with Zoom Yoga classes as that is another of our valued fitness classes. A listing of events on hiatus for the summer will be published at the HFC Activities Desk, so if you are a chairperson with your event on hiatus for the summer, please call 863-595-1562 to let staff know. With temperatures rising and the humidity as well, please take time to review the symptoms of both heat stroke and heat exhaustion. They are different and can be life threatening. When outside, always have water available close at hand. Any kind of alcohol dehydrates and makes any health problems relating to the heat and humidity manifest sooner and more severely…so water, or a drink with electrolytes in it PLEASE… for your continued good health. I’ve been requesting this every summer since 2006, but it deserves repeating. Many maintenance projects have been completed. The Pickleball and Tennis Court windscreens have needed additional maintenance due to the strong winds we’ve been experiencing in Central Florida. The resurfacing of the Pickleball Courts will be done soon. We got word that we are “in the queue” to be scheduled. The new windscreens have arrived, but we will wait until this project is completed to install them. By then our service delayed new Pickleball net will hopefully be here as well. The Winged Foot Pet Park has had its gate fixed at a cost of $60 for parts in lieu of a new gate purchase of $540. This is just one example of the cost savings our Maintenance team provides to you. Recent kitchen appliance repairs also have been made. These are just a few of many tasks completed. LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O The Joint Amenities Policies will be completed and then approved at an upcoming Joint Board of Supervisors’ meeting. I’d like to thank Angie Littlewood, Steve Realmuto, and Christine Wells for their many contributions to the recent review of the Joint Amenities Policies. This document is vital for the Community Directors reference, and it is in my opinion, the most clearly stated reference to date. I look forward to working with this information in time for the next round of annual scheduling in December. 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 10


CDD SUPERVISOR QUAL I FYING PERIOD The qualifying period for candidates for the office of Supervisor of the Lake Ashton Community Development District and Lake Ashton II Community Development District will commence at noon on June 13 and close at noon on June 17, 2022. Candidates must qualify for the office of Supervisor with the Polk County Supervisor of Elections (250 S. Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, 863.534.5888). All candidates shall qualify for individual seats in accordance with section 99.061, Florida Statutes, and must also be qualified electors of the District (any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of the State of Florida and of the District, and who is registered to vote with the Polk County Supervisor of Elections). Campaigns shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 106, Florida Statutes. The Lake Ashton Community Development District (Lake Wales) has three seats up for election: seats #2, #3, and #4. The Lake Ashton II Community Development District (Winter Haven) has two seats up for election: seats #1 and #3. Each seat carries a four-year term of office. Elections are nonpartisan and will be held at the same time as the general election on November 3, 2022, in the manner prescribed by law for general elections. For more information, you may contact the Polk County Supervisor of Elections at 863-534-5888 or visit polkelections.com. RESIDENT FEEDBACK Your experiences in the Lake Ashton Community are meant to be as pleasant and memorable as possible. Please take a minute to let staff know how they are doing. There are drop off locations for feedback forms outside the Community Director's office in the both the Clubhouse and the HFC. FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES! FLOORING - BLINDS - SHUTTERS - SHOWER REMODELS 29710 US Hwy 27, Dundee 863-439-7500 12 www.jimsfloordepot.com

POOL & SPA REMINDERS • Please do not eat or drink while in the pools or spa, including sitting on the side of the pool or spa. Florida health codes do not allow for any beverages (even bottled water) to be on the wet pool deck which is the four (4) foot perimeter around the entire pool and spa. Please enjoy food and beverages at the tables and/or chairs. • No glass containers permitted in the pool area. • Please shower before entering Lake Ashton pools or spas. • Only those aged 13 years and older should enjoy the spas. • Please put down pool umbrellas when leaving the pool area to avoid potential damage caused by wind. • Residents, please be tolerant of extra activity at the pool and other amenities during the summer months. Those hosting family should remind them to be considerate of residents in this 55 and older community. WELCOME Reddick Dentistry has served the greater Lake Wales Area for 3 generations. Our office offers many services including implants, crowns/bridges, veneers, dentures/partials, root canal therapy, extractions, periodontal treatment, fillings and whitening. Our family owned office is ready to serve all your dental needs. Dr. Steven Reddick Dr. Jackson Reddick OFFICE HOURS Monday - Wednesday: 7-5 Thursday: 7-4 FAX: (863)678-0424 Dr. Steven Reddick 440 South Buckmoore Rd Lake Wales, Fl 33853 reddickdentistry@aol.com www.reddickdentistry.com Cash, Check, and all major credit cards accepted. SPECIAL $ 82 Includes: Panoramic X-Ray (D0330) Bitewing X-Rays (D0274) Examination by Dr. Reddick (D0150) Regular Cleaning by Hygienist (D1110) Cleaning not guaranteed the same day. Additional charges may apply if gum disease and/or tarter build up are present. answer any questions you have about your plan. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment. Fees may vary due to complexity of case. This special does not apply to those patients with current dental plans. Fees are minimal. Prices are subject to change. 13 • Before entering the area, children should be reminded to walk on the pool deck as running is always prohibited. • It is helpful (but not required) if residents accompany guests. • Guests can be registered at either Activities Desk during operating hours or by calling Security at 863.324.7290 after hours. ROOM RESERVATIONS Recurring group reservation renewals for 2023 will not take place until December 2022. To ensure this process runs smoothly when the time comes, please email smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com with contact information for the current facilitator including activity name, facilitator name, phone number, and email address. If your club, group, or organization has elected officers, please include the names of all officers. Any questions, please contact Sheila at the Club Office.

CLUBHOUSE PET PLAY PARK UPDATES At the May 16 Board of Supervisors Meeting a quote to overseed the Clubhouse Pet Play Park was approved. During overseeding, portions of the park will be closed off for use. Please stay tuned to electronic media for information on closures once a schedule is confirmed. Clubhouse Pet Play Park maintenance concerns can be emailed to Matt Fisher, the Clubhouse Operations Manager, at (mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com). Please include a detailed description of the issue and staff will be sure to get it resolved as soon as possible. Recently staff has received complaints regarding dogs showing aggression and being unruly at the Clubhouse Pet Play Park. Please remember when using the Pet Play Parks that there are rules in place to ensure all pets (and owners) have an enjoyable time. There is a sign posted at the entrance to all parks that list the rules in place. To help avoid conflicts with neighbors, residents are encouraged to reach out to staff or security if they believe a rule is being violated by anyone utilizing the Pet Play Park. Please provide as much information as possible in order to complete an incident report and address the concern with the parties involved. Please remember the current Joint Amenity Facilities Policy states, in part, the following regarding pets that show signs of aggression when at the parks: • At the first sign of aggression or if a pet becomes unruly and plays too rough, the pet must be leashed and removed from the pet park immediately and banned for the remainder of the day. This will also cause a verbal warning to be issued to the owner by the Amenity Manager. • In the event the pet harms, bites or fights another pet or an owner, the pet will be banned from visiting the parks while other pets are present for a period of thirty days. • If a second incident of harm, biting, or fighting occurs within a six (6) month period, the pet will be banned from the pet park for one (1) year. 14 MEDICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY Do you want to learn more about general medical conditions, as well as possible treatment options and recommendations? Come check out the refreshed and restocked medical information section of the Health & Fitness Center library! There are several pamphlets and informational packets available free to residents, with facts and statistics about several different medical conditions. Topics include diabetes, arthritis, IBS, Alzheimer’s, tremors, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, and others. The information provided in the reference materials, while accurate, are not meant to be used for a medical diagnosis. Please consult a doctor or specialist for any medical concerns you may have. Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Great Egret is the largest white egret in Florida. These usually solitary birds can be found at any body of water hunting for fish, the mainstay of their diet. Lake Ashton residents may be surprised to have a living lawn ornament as Great Egrets also hunt in landscaped yards for lizards and other delicacies. They are dwarfed in size only by the ubiquitous Great Blue Heron. These large white members of the heron family have a heavy yellow bill and black legs and feet. Breeding adults sport long lacy plumes on the back and vivid lime-green lores (the skin between the eye and the bill). These lovely plumes nearly led to the Great Egret's demise as they were fashionable on women's hats in the late 1800s. Once the birds were protected, they made a good comeback and became the symbol of the National Audubon Society.


LA COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE UPDATE By Kay Teehan Lake Ashton Community Action Committee is a group of volunteers representing Lake Ashton residents who are working to understand and communicate about the planned residential developments surrounding Lake Ashton, and the road construction plans that may impact the quality of life in this community. A wellreceived presentation was given at Monday Coffee at the Clubhouse May 7. If you missed this update, the presentation on the Lake Ashton Living website. Contact LakeAshtonCommunityAction@gmail.com to be added to the email distribution list. I am beyond grateful for all the time and effort each of you so selflessly gave. Though it has been a very hard time, feeling the love from the community brightened each one of my days more than I can express. Thank you all for that and may that love continue. God bless. - Nancy Zogrates We were so fortunate to live in this wonderful community for so many years. The time has come for us to move closer to our daughters in Pittsburgh. We will take many memories of wonderful times and friends with us. Our wish for everyone is to enjoy travel, stay healthy, and always have a positive attitude. - Don and Pat Neaves ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com click on the    button to  your own ONWARD! y  WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES  Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT  863-439-5431      WE SERVICE ALL MAKES 2-Passenger Onward Lithium Club Car     29630 U.S. Hwy. 27  Dundee, FL 33838  artsgolfcars@aol.com 16 AUTHORIZED DEALER

CELEBRATING PAT NEAVES By Diane Dillon, BOLLA Publicity Chair The members of BOLLA (Blankets of Love at Lake Ashton) recently held a surprise party for Pat Neaves at the clubhouse. Pat and Don are moving to Pittsburgh to be near their beloved daughters and grandson. Pat has been BOLLA’s president for over 11 years and has led the group to continued growth and prosperity. Under Pat’s leadership, for the last few years BOLLA has consistently donated over 1,000 blankets per year to children in crisis throughout Polk County. One of Pat’s favorite activities was BOLLA’s major fundraiser, the popular Trash to Treasure sale (coming up in March 2023). Pat was tireless in her efforts so that the Treasures donated by LA residents could be available for others to enjoy. She even recruited Don and his friends to drive trucks to residents’ homes to retrieve furniture and large items for the sale! BOLLA was not Pat’s only passion at Lake Ashton. You might have seen her volunteering at the Clubhouse Activities Desk, collating the LA Times, or helping with countless other activities. Most of all, Pat fostered a spirit of camaraderie and friendship to all. How we will miss her! We wish Pat and Don years and years of happiness with their family. Pat has officially turned over the reins at BOLLA to Linda Warden. Good Luck to Linda and her team who are well on their way to continue Pat’s mission. Pat says,“It’s all about the children. BOLLA is in good hands, and I think I will come back for a visit next winter when it gets cold!” ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. NEW! 2022 E-Z-GO Liberty  Same length as standard 4-passenger  2-Seats facing forward FULLY EQUIPPED! Lithium Battery 8 Year Warranty ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. 2022 EV.2 ELITE $ 7,495 FINANCING AVAILABLE! AUTHORIZED DEALER Call Art Hobson anytime: 863-439-5431 29630 U.S. Highway 27  Dundee, FL 33838      Family Owned & Operated Since 1987 17 29630 U.S. Highway 27  Dundee, FL 33838      Family Owned & Operated Since 1987

LA LOOKS WHAT IS AN ALGAE BLOOM? Algae blooms are dense layers of tiny green plants that form on the surface of lakes and ponds. The rapid growth of the algae is due to the higher amounts of nutrients in the water. These nutrients are introduced by run off from the roads and fertilizers put into lawns. During the spring and summer months the combination of warm and sunny days in addition to higher nutrient levels promote continued rapid growth. Lake Ashton CDD (LACDD) has a contract with an aquatic plant management vendor that maintains the ponds on a monthly basis. When an algae bloom occurs, treatments increase to every two weeks until it is under control. To be proactive in keeping ponds clear of aquatic plants and algae, LACDD has installed grass carp in problematic ponds as recommended by the aquatics vendor. These fish are a long term, low cost way of combating unwanted aquatic plants. Any questions or concerns regarding maintenance of ponds located in Lake Wales can be emailed to Matt Fisher at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com. LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Tom Hevel The writers of Lake Ashton’s Governing Documents knew how divisive signs can be, not to mention unattractive, so they prohibited them. When we bought in Lake Ashton, we all signed to adhere to these Governing Documents. Please refrain from posting signs on golf carts, and trash bins, and mail boxes, etc. Please keep in mind that a sign posted in frustration is only a temporary relief and will undoubtedly be found objectionable by some of your neighbors. Perhaps your parents taught you: “To be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.” If you would like to make a difference, there are many ways to get involved in local, county, state or federal issues. Respectfully write to the authorities, donate to causes, volunteer your time, but please, do not take out your frustrations on your neighbors. LA (LW) HOA Board Of Directors: • President/Treasurer Bob Powant president@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President Debby Landgrebe vp@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary David Muller secretary2@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary Ken Rickey secretary3@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary Tom Hevel secretary1@lakeashtonhoa.org • Compliance Issues compliance@lakeashtonhoa.org 18


SAFETY All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, watch for pedestrians at all times. Obeying posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief Tips to Protect Your Personal Information (Courtesy of Consumer Affairs) The best protection against identity theft is to carefully protect your personal information. • Do not share personal information over the phone, through the mail, or over the internet unless you initiated the contact or know the person. Be s u sp i c i ou s i f someone con t a c t s you unexpectedly online and asks for personal information. •Only open e-mails that look like they are from people or organizations you know, and even then, be cautious. •Don’t give out valuable personal information; Social Security numbers, financial account information and driver’s license number should be kept confidential. •Shred old receipts, account statements, and unused credit card offers. •Choose PINs and passwords that would be difficult to guess. Don’t use easily identifiable information like mother’s name, birth dates, the last four digits of your social security number, or phone numbers. •Pay attention to billing cycles and account statements. •Obtain your free credit report annually and review your credit history. CITIZENS ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) is always looking for more volunteers to patrol the streets. Come help 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 at 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). Pictured at left: Lake Aston CAP members attend a volunteers luncheon on May 3. 20

STORM SEASON BEGINS Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs until November 30. To assist residents in getting prepared for hurricane season, staff has compiled some guidelines and other important information that will be helpful as you prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season. It can be found on lakeashtoncdd.com and will be sent out via electronic messaging. Florida legislation created a 10-day “disaster preparedness” sales tax holiday from May 28 to June 10, 2022, for disaster preparedness supplies. Some examples of tax-free items include: flashlights and lanterns costing $40 or less; radios costing $50 or less; tarps costing $100 or less, coolers costing $60 or less, batteries costing $50 or less; and, generators costing $1,000 or less. CERT and Polk County Emergency Services will give a Hurricane Preparedness presentation at Monday Coffee on June 6 … don’t miss it! DON’T FORGET: • Hurricane and storm shutters must be approved by the Lake Ashton ARC. • Visit the official site for Florida emergency preparation at floridadisaster.org. • Go to alertpolk.com to register your contact information for the Alert Polk telephone and email notification system. Polk County officials use this system to inform county residents of situations that may affect their health, safety, and welfare, including severe weather alerts. ALL IGATOR ALERT According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) alligator mating season occurs in May and June so an increase in activity, including aggressive and territorial behavior is possible throughout the month. In late June or early July, females build a mound nest of soil, vegetation, or debris and deposit an average of 32 to 46 eggs. Incubation requires approximately 63-68 days, and hatching occurs from mid-August through early September. FWC reminds residents to be cautious when having fun in and around water during the summer months. Generally, alligators less than four feet in length are not large enough to be dangerous unless handled. However, if you encounter any alligator that you believe poses a threat to people, pets or property, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWCGATOR (866-392-4286). Please be aware that nuisance alligators are killed, not relocated. 21

STOP THE BLEED CERT has partnered with the Polk County Fire Rescue to bring a Stop the Bleed class to the Clubhouse Ballroom on June 23 at 11 am. This class is an initiative that teaches the public to help slow or prevent major blood loss using compression techniques. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall, limited to only 32 participants. CPR CLASS Learn how to perform CPR with Polk County Fire Rescue on June 29 at 10 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This class provides hands-only chest compression CPR and AED training designed to save the lives of people in sudden cardiac arrest. Residents will learn these life-saving tips with hands-on training, a presentation, and an educational video. Please sign up for this class at the Clubhouse Information Wall. 22


MOVI ES ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CINEMA CAPACITY: 55 MAY 31 — JUNE 2 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM GREYHOUND 2020 | PG-13 | 1H 32MIN U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause's first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic. JUNE 7 — 9 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM MARRY ME 2022 | PG-13 | 1h 52min A betrayed pop star (Jennifer Lopez), slated to marry her pop star fiancé on stage, instead marries a stranger from the audience - a high school math teacher (Owen Wilson). Against the odds, their sham relationship develops into something real...but can their love survive the limelight? JUNE 14 — 16 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM DOG 2022 | PG-13 | 1H 41MIN Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu, a Belgian Malinois, buckle up for a road trip down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they'll drive each other crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly escape death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness. JUNE 21 — 23 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM OPERATION MINCEMEAT 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 8MIN In this fact-based drama, British intelligence officers Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondely (Matthew Macfayden) use a corpse and false papers to trick the Nazis into thinking the Allies will launch an attack on Southern Europe through Greece rather than Italy. JUNE 28 — 30 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM UNCHARTED 2022 | PG-13 | 2h 18min Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada, who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world's oldest mysteries, they stand to find 5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate's long-lost brother, but only if they can learn to work together. 24

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM & 3 PM JUNE 3 - 11 AM (NO 3 PM MOVIE) AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973 | PG | 1H 52MIN Showcas ing then-Hol lywoodnewcomers Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, director George Lucas weaves together the stories of a disparate group of teenagers as they struggle with adolescent rites of passage in 1962. JUNE 10 - 3 PM (NO 11 AM MOVIE) STAND BY ME 1986 | R | 1H 29MIN Gordon “Gordie” Lachance (Wil Wheaton) reads in the newspaper that his friend Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) has died. This takes us to a flashback to the summer of 1959, when Gordie, Chris, and their friends were 12 years old and went looking for the body of a missing boy in Castle Rock, Oregon. Along their journey, they meet more challenges—including but not limited to leeches—than they could have anticipated and all do a lot of growing up. JUNE 17 - 11 AM (NO 3 PM MOVIE) THE ENDLESS SUMMER 1966 | NR | 1H 32MIN Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, himself a competition-level surfer, follows surfers Michael Hynson and Robert August on an around-the-world surfing adventure. With Brown's wry, sardonic narration and a twangy, guitardriven instrumental soundtrack by The Sandals playing over the silent footage, Mike and Rob leave their California home to visit Hawaii, Australia, South Africa and other secluded surfing spots in a search for "The Perfect Wave.” 25 SUNDAY FUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. June 5th - Quittin Time June 12th - Carlos & Company June 19th - Randy Sullens June 26th - Mickenzie FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 863.324.5810 www.ashtontapandgrill.com JOIN US FOR FIRST JUNE 24 TIN CUP 1996 | R | 2H 15 MIN A washed up golf pro (Kevin Costner) working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival (Don Johnson)’s girlfriend (Rene Russo). This movie reunites Costner and Russo with Bull Durham writerdirector Ron Shelton. • at Sunday, June 5th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Traditional Brunch Selections $20 per person Coffee & Orange Juice Included • Bloody Marys & Mimosas +4.00 Call 863.324.5810 for reservations JOIN US FOR FATHER’S DAY DINNER Sunday, June 19th Special Of The Evening Is A Ribeye Steak $26 per person Reservations Required june

EVENTS DANCE PARTIES AT THE HFC A Dance Party will be held on June 3, and a Beach Dance Party will be held on June 24 at the HFC. They will be BYOB events. DJ Wayne will be the disc jockey for both events. Join your friends and neighbors with a night of fun music and dancing! NATIONAL CORVETTE DAY Calling all Corvette owners and admirers! Celebrate National Corvette Day with an all Corvette show in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot on June 30 from 3 to 6 pm. All residents and their guests are welcomed to “ooh and ahh” at the sportscars on display. A cash bar will be available. Resident Corvette owners who would like to participate will need to register at the Clubhouse Activities Desk by 1 pm on June 24. There is no need for attendees to register or obtain tickets - the show is free! BOOTS BY THE LAKE Saddle up, put your boots on, and mosey on over for a heckuva good time at the Clubhouse on July 30 from 6 to 9 pm. Now it ain’t a party without some good vittles so pull up a chair for a fried chicken supper with all the fixin’s! You’ll be hootin’ and hollerin’ once the Outta Here Band takes the stage, they’ll have you dancin’ till the cows come home! Y’all best believe its gonna be a grand ol’ time! You’ll be madder than a wet hen if you take your sweet time gettin’ your tickets. Get down to the Clubhouse Activities Desk quick, fast, and in a hurry to buy your tickets with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard for $25 on June 27 after Monday Coffee. 26 THANK YOU FROM LAPAC! By Karen Nelson Thank you, Lake Ashton friends and neighbors, for the wonderful support of the 2022 Showcase, Time After Time. This resident-driven annual performance involves so many talented people in our community, and it takes every individual involved to prepare and stage the Showcase. Thank you to the cast, crew, Activities staff - and their families - for sharing their time and talents (and family members). Thank you to the audiences and sponsors for enabling LAPAC to produce the Showcase. The preparation for the 2023 Showcase has already begun. Watch the LA Times for the dates and time for the 2023 information meeting coming up in November!

Brad Kirwan’s Lake Ashton Customers Discuss His Real Estate Work We owe a lot to Brad… When we visited Florida this year it was with the intention of selling our home. We were under the impression that we would put it on the market and after a period of time it would sell. But that’s not what happened. It was listed on January 9 and two days later we accepted an offer that was above the asking price. Needless to say, we were delighted. We owe a lot to our experienced, knowledgeable real estate broker, Brad Kirwan, for the success of this venture. From listing to closing Brad was with us all the way, answering our questions, and guiding and reassuring us in his calm, goodhumored manner. He receives our highest recommendation. Marilyn and Paul Barker. 8 April 2022 Curious about your home’s current market value? Call for a free Comparative Market Analysis. BRAD KIRWAN 863.280.0390 5% Commission 27


JULY 4 - Annual Golf Cart Parade JULY 11 - Pool Party! Celebrate National Swimming Pool day down at the Clubhouse swimming pool! Drop by the pool from 1 to 3 pm to take a dip while enjoying music and free watermelon. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk by July 8. AUGUST 20 - Camp Lake Ashton Jamboree 2023 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES DATES Keep an eye out for the 2023 dates to be released in the July edition of the newsletter. Season ticket renewals will begin in October of 2022, with the upgrade/exchange period and new season tickets sales happening in November. Bus Trips are back with safety precautions in place such as special air purifiers installed on all motor coaches to thoroughly clean and disinfect them before and after trips. A Waiver of Liability must be signed by each passenger in order to go on the trip. All trips include reserved round trip transportation in deluxe motor coaches from the Clubhouse. Sign up for any of the below trips at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check payable to Small World Tours. Lake Ashton Bus Trips JULY 24: BUBBLES AND BROADWAY — $120/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 AUGUST 10: TAMPA AQUARIUM - $65/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 SEPTEMBER 7 - 8: FT. MYERS MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN & EDISON AND FORD ESTATES - $325/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $65 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 OCTOBER 15: FALL ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL - $39/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2: ST. AUGUSTINE - $479/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $145 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 29

GOLF LALGA By Lydia Fichtman As members leave for the summer the LALGA will miss you and will look forward to your return in the fall. As the league continues through the summer, the league has some fun and new events planned. Mark your calendars for June 24! The LALGA will sponsor a Nine, Wine and Dine event. The nine hole scramble will be held on a Friday at 4 pm and will be open to all members of the Golf Club. Only 20 foursomes will be permitted as dinner will be held in the Nest afterwards. There will be hors d’oeuvres, finger foods and 5 wines to taste. More info to follow. On July 11 and 12, a Christmas in July tournament will be held. Wear your favorite “cool” Holiday clothes and come out to play and lunch. Again, more information will be available in late June. Look for a blast or at the bulletin board for more info. This is the last month the Pink Ribbon committee would like to thank the following businesses for their donation in support of the past tournament. When in need of one of their products or services, please patronize them: Red Hoagland Hyundai; Red Lobster; Reunion Golf Club; Richard’s Coffee; Rightway Landscaping; River Greens Golf Course; Rodizios Brazilian Restaurant; RP Funding Center ; Ruby Tuesday; Schalamar Golf Lakeland; Sizzling Grill; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater; Smith Chiropractic Inc Chirocare Solutions LLC; Snowbird Heating & Cooling; Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club; Spa G & Boutique; Speedway Auto Sales; Steve Graves Computers; Stonegate Golf – Solivita; Sun – nLake Golf; Tampa Bay Rays; Tanners Lakeside Restaurant and Bar; Taty’s Creations; TEVA; The Dali Museum; The Port Restaurant; Theater Winter Haven; Tijuana Flats; Tire Kingdom ; Tires Plus; Trent Farrow; Tropical Smoothie Café; Tsunami Sushi; Turner Furniture; Twisted Prop; United Refrigeration; Veterinary Healthcare; Walmart; Walt Disney World Golf; Wash City Car Wash Route 27; Watson Clinic Foundation; WAWA; Wayne Morris - 30 DJ; Weaver Loveless Law Firm; Wedgewood Country Club; Weikert Ford; Wells Fargo; Wendy Phillips – Posh; White Heron Golf Club; Winter Haven Country Club; Winter Park Scenic Boat Tours and Wonderworks. The committee is already preparing for the November 8, 2022 tournament. Please keep an eye out for upcoming information regarding how you can get involved. Stay cool and hydrate. See you on the course! Meet Barbara Reid Barb, a mother of two and grandmother of three, hails from Alberta, Canada although she lived her entire life in Manitoba until 2 years ago when she and her husband moved to be closer to their family living in Banff. Barb graduated from college as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and after college married Darrell Reid, whom she knew from high school. They just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. After marrying, Barb and Darrell owned a Petro Canada station and later a Dairy Queen where they worked side by side. She continued to practice in the lab as well, and was an elected official on the school board for nine years. After renting in Lake Ashton several times before retiring in 2011, Barb and Darrell decided to take the plunge and buy a home in this beautiful community. In 2013 they moved onto Nicklaus Drive. Barb loves “living in a resort” and has never regretted for a moment their decision to own in LA. According to Barb, she “loves the league, the camaraderie of the golf groups, and the amenities” of Lake Ashton. She finds it very easy to meet people through the league and in the community. Besides golf, Barb enjoys working out, walking, reading and running. During the Pandemic, she learned how to knit and makes “touques” (baby caps) for the newborn babies of the local hospital. Thank you Barb for being a part of this amazing group of women!

LA NINERS By Marti Schmidt May was Veterans Month and Red White and Blue bows were on mailboxes throughout the community to show support and appreciation of Veterans near and far. The second Annual LAVA Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament was May 21 and at time of this writing there were 30 teams signed up to participate. Way to go teams! A big THANK YOU goes out to all the Niners who contributed to the collection fund for Allisha at the Eagle’s Nest. She is more than grateful to see the support as she continues with surgeries and heals from her nasty ankle break. Get well Allisha! Another THANK YOU goes out to all you gals that are driving/riding two to a cart. Being kind to the golf course by limiting the number of carts on the grass always helps. Stay on the cart path (or the rough) and follow the 90-degree rule: use the cart path (or rough) to get close to your ball, then make a 90-degree turn onto the fairway to get to your ball. Please please please remember NOT to drive down the center of the fairways to get to your ball. There will be four games in June, with June 28 being Lunch with Friends. There was a good showing for the Mexican fiesta lunch on May 3, complete with margaritas – Ole! Still have questions? Contact Janet at jan.mutz@gmail.com for more info! LAMGA By Paul Fichtman April was another successful month for LAMGA highlighted by the Cinco de Mayo event on May 4 and Beat the Board on May 11. The Cinco de Mayo event included a Mexican lunch served in the Eagle’s Nest. Thanks to the Pro Shop and Eagle’s Nest staffs for putting on a great event. Out of a total of 10 teams, seven were able to Beat the Board on May 11.         28 This month the following Dentists and Attorneys who generously sponsored the annual Member/ Guest tournament are recognized and thanked: Boyett Family Dentistry, Forni Dental, George W. Butz III, DDS, Heartland Dental, Pure Dental Brands – Paul Palo, DDS, Stone Law Group, and Weaver Loveless Law. Please support these generous sponsors with your business when you are in need of one of their services. A list of all sponsors is posted both on the LAMGA web site and Lake Ashton Living as well as The Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Leader Board through the end of April is comprised of Pat O’Neal - $74.75; Denis Mulhearn - $73.05; Paul Panone - $70.25; Paul Guay - $69.30; Brian Peck - $68.00; Jim Simpson - $65.05; Mike Renaud - $64.75; Bob Plummer - $63.50; Donn Yasz -$60.10; and Steve Morgan - $59.05. June’s events are: June 1 - Pick 12 Holes; June 8 – Net Stableford; June 15 – Pick Your Foursome – 1 Net Par 5s, 2 Nets Par 4s, 4 Nets Par 3s; and June 22 – LAMGA Open.                              


CLUBS THE ART GROUP By Lyn Rogers If you like to make art, join the group in the Clubhouse Craft Room on Monday mornings any time between 9 am and noon. There are water colorists, oil painters, and colored pencil drawers among other things. Bring whatever you are working on and join in the fun. Hope to see you there. CREATIVE QUILTERS By Marsha Martin The Creative Quilters has changed their "Project Day" to the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm for the summer. The project for May was learning the super easy block for the wildly popular Chandelier Quilt. The project for June has yet to be decided but the classes are always instructional, easy, and full of laughter! A shopping trip — with lunch! — is being planned for later this summer. Come join the group for quilting tips, inspiration and lots of laughs. For information please call Marsha Martin at 406-788-8087. LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting June 2 via Zoom and in-person at the HFC. Social time with snacks is from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The in-person General meeting and Zoom will start at 4:30. The June speaker is Dell Quary, candidate for Polk County School Board, District 7. For more information, please e-mail lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com. LA GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis It was a gorgeous morning on May 11 for planting! The Lake Ashton Garden Club members updated the front of the Pavilion and planted Native Florida Plants on the side nearest the Clubhouse pool. Plant markers were 34 added to assist current and new community re s i d e n t s interested in low maintenance Florida friendly plants. Please come visit and enjoy on a walk or golf cart ride. Thanks to all community members who donated funds to make this happen. The next meeting will be held in the Clubhouse Ballroom June 8 at 10 am. There will be a guest speaker from UF/ IFAS. Join the meeting and learn about beneficial pollinators and plants that attract both bees and birds. New members are always welcomed. GENEOLOGY CLUB By Jane Imparl Come join the Genealogy Club to find your ancestors and enjoy the company of some of your LA neighbors who have this similar interest. The next meeting is June 8 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. Bring your questions, ancestor stories and digital devices if you’d like. For more information call Jane at 815-545-6655. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves THANKS to all who supported the “Red, White and Blue Tie a Bow” fundraiser. It was a tremendous success! More bows have been ordered for future Patriotic Holidays. More info to come. SAVE THE DATE: The 2022 Craft Show is right around the corner — October 22. Crafters are needed! Reserve a table for $50 to sell your handcrafted items. Call Joan at 239-851-7899. LAVA Auxiliary was able to support the LAVA Golf tournament on May 21st by providing a “ROVING CANTEEN.”LAVA Auxiliary volunteers provided beverages and doughnuts for the golfers. This is just one of many ways LAVA and LAVA Auxiliary work together for the benefit of the military. Please note there will be no June meeting.

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LA REPUBLICANS By Brenda Bush-Sayre The Lake Ashton Republican Club will meet on June 22 at the Clubhouse. Social time begins at 3:30 pm and the meeting begins at 4. This month, the County Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF), will tell us about their local efforts as well as what they are involved in nationally. A Candidate Jamboree will be held on July 9. Hear from candidates and enjoy a barbecue dinner catered by Blackburn’s. All Lake Ashton residents are invited to both events. Contact is Brenda BushSayre at 813-313-9911 or bbs1954@icloud.com. LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg The year is flying by, and in the blink of an eye the seasons have turned from winter, to spring, to summer. LA Rockers are still meeting in the HFC Community Center on alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm. Ann Lutz taught a wonderful class on using glitter to enhance the painted rocks, while Alice Mayer encouraged LA Rockers to try their hands at the Tuesday Tutorials she posts on the Facebook page weekly. Newcomers are always welcome and it does not cost anything to try — you can borrow the supplies you need for your first meeting. Don't worry if you can't draw or paint — your efforts are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone's face (just check the mirror). There will be three meetings this month: June 1, 15, and 29! Join the Facebook group "LA Rockers" or contact either MJ Richards (mjmrichards517@gmail.com) or Alice Mayer (aamayer1@gmail.com) to let them know you are coming. Last minute cancellations will be posted on the LA Rockers Facebook page. If in doubt, check before you come. SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the 36 Clubhouse Ballroom. In May, the group discussed several outings and get togethers. Plans were discussed for a lunch at Lucille’s in Winter Haven and a back-stage tour of the Winter Haven Theater. A list of names for Senior Orphans’ midyear gifts will be available at the June meeting. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on June 5. LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Super exciting news! The two LA Swim Club members pictured above, Cathy Liska & Sharon Swanson, represented Lake Ashton in the 2022 National Senior Games in Swimming in Fort Lauderdale, May 13-16. There were over 700 competitors, a mechanical delay, and weather delays. Cathy and Sharon each swam in three events and finished in the top 20 of each. What an achievement! Congratulations! The National Senior Games was created for ages 50-100+ in 1987 and is held every two years. There are typically over 12,000 participants in 22 sports. The swimming competition is divided into 12 events, plus two gender & ten 5-year age groups. To qualify to compete at Nationals, one must first compete and place in the top 5 in a regional meet and then must compete and place in the top 4 at the Florida Senior Games. LA Swim Club invites all swimmers to swim during the three scheduled times each week (Mondays 6-7 pm, Wednesdays 1:45-2:45 pm, Saturdays 10-11 am). Workouts are tailored to your desires - whether you are competitive or not, if you wish to swim for fun and fitness, or you simply want to improve your technique and enjoy the company of others with similar interests. While everyone is proud of Cathy and Sharon, please do not be intimidated by their personal accomplishments. It is fun and welcoming! For more information, con t ac t vo l un t ee r coach Sandy Wh i t e at sandyw1994@aol.com.

LA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION By Becky Wilson Pickleball players may give themselves a rating, which is appropriately called a self-rating. Selfratings are two digits (for instance, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, etc.). To determine what your pickleball self-rating is, check out below! (Source: ThePickler.com) 1.0-2.0 - Just starting to play and understand the rules of pickleball. 2.5 - You can keep a short rally on the pickleball court, and have a basic understanding of the rules (particularly, you can keep score properly). 3.0 - You can generally hit forehand drives, serves, and returns with medium pace, as well as dinks, but generally lack consistency and control (for instance, serves and returns are not consistent and lack depth); you understand the basic strategy and rules, including keeping score properly. 3.5 - You can hit drives, serves, and returns with pace (including developing backhand shots), as well as dinks and drop shots, and are developing some consistency and control ( including consistently hitting serves and returns in play); you understand the basic strategy and rules, you are starting to vary your shots between the hard and soft game, and you are moving quickly to the Non-Volley Zone line when you have the opportunity. 4.0 - You can generally hit both forehand and backhand drives, serves, and returns with pace, as well as dinks, drop shots, and volleys (including block volleys) of different speeds, and have consistency and control; you understand the strategy and rules of pickleball (including stacking), you have a moderate number of unforced errors, and you understand how to attack your opponents’ weaknesses on the pickleball court. 4.5 - You can generally hit both forehand and backhand drives, serves, returns, dinks, drop shots, and volleys with pace, spin, depth, direction, consistency and control; you understand the strategy and rules of pickleball (including 37 stacking), you have a limited number of unforced errors, and you change your game play to attack your opponents’ weaknesses on the pickleball court. 5.0 - You have mastered both forehand and backhand drives, serves, and returns with pace, as well as dinks, drop shots, and volleys of different speeds, and have consistency and control; you have mastered the strategy and rules of pickleball (including stacking), you rarely make unforced errors, and you attack your opponents’ weaknesses on the pickleball court. 5.5-6.0+ - You have mastered all shots and strategy on the pickleball court; you are consistently winning at the highest level (against the best professional pickleball players at the tournament level). Contact: LakeAshtonPickleball@gmail.com

MIND&BODY CREATE A CARD PATRIOTIC BEADING CRAFT IN THE BALLROOM Join resident group The Art of Beading in the Clubhouse Ballroom on July 1 at 10:30 am to learn how to make your very own patriotic macrame bracelet for $4. All materials and instruction will be included in the cost. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk, limited to 30 people. LIVING WELL At any age, there are lifestyle habits that can be adopted to help maintain or even potentially improve your health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program on June 9 at 10 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom entitled 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. CANASTA GROUP If you are interested in playing canasta, there will be an organizational meeting in the Clubhouse Card Room on June 10 at 10 am. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr June 11 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Baby Turtles Cost $35, payable at class. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall by noon on June 10. LANDSCAPE PRESENTATION Join UF/IFAS in the Clubhouse Ballroom on June 15 at 1 pm for a presentation on Weed Management and the Landscape. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE! Please join the group on June 21 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. Class will be held in the HFC Sports Court at 10 am. The cost is $10. Sign up quickly at the HFC, as reservations go quickly. Join in for creative fun! Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions or further detail. CERAMIC CHICKS Mary Bosman, Duncan Certified Instructor 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. YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. TAP JAMMERS ! Tap Jammers will be on hiatus until Friday, October 14, 2022. Contact facilitator Julie Bombard (jbombard73@gmail.com) with questions. MEN'S HEALTH MONTH Men’s health is an intimate and personal part of your lives. Urological disorders con affect your day-today happiness and your long-term health. A renowned urologist will present information and answer questions on June 27 after Monday Coffee in the Clubhouse Ballroom. No sign up required. 38

Red, White & GROOVY! Menu: Burgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ Beans, Corn on the Cob, Mac-n-Cheese, Potato Salad, and Apple Pie Live music by Twisted Mister Dress in your best groovy, patriotic outfit for a chance to win a prize! Party Like It’s 1976 in the Clubhouse Ballroom! JULY 4 Noon Ticket sales begin June 6 after Monday Coffee at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with check payable to LACDD, Visa, or MasterCard Tickets: $22 Sponsored By: Trinity Medical Center Melissa Kincaid from Edward Jones

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