Late September 2020 Update

As many of you are aware, our president, Charlie Murray, has sold his house, and that he and Mary have moved back to Wisconsin.  For the remainder of this year, or until a general meeting can be held in 2021 to run an election, Tom Winegarden will be running the club along with the current board members.

Due to the new strict guidelines set by The Villages that does not allow live entertainment, we have cancelled October’s event, which was Petrina.  Also cancelled was November’s Trivia as well as December’s Holiday Party catered by Oakwood with entertainment by Suzie Casta.  We have several months in 2021 booked with entertainment, but we will wait to see if things change before we cancel those also.

Some of the other guidelines from The Villages that determined these cancellations are:

  1. Participation is only allowed at 50%, and masks must be worn at all times except for eating.
  2. Only tables of 4 people can be used.
  3. If a caterer is used, they must bring everything including utensils, and must take all garbage with them leaving nothing behind.
  4. The rec. center will NOT provide coffee or water as they have done in the past.

Hope everyone is doing well, and that we’ll be able to get together again soon.

Belvedere Board of Directors

September 2020 Update

Socials on hold for now

Unfortunately, the September 2020 social is cancelled. The Recreation Department is still requiring social distancing at the rec centers to the extent that we cannot fit enough people in our room to have a social. Also, the Recreation Department has not decided when social distancing protocols will be lifted. So, we’re on hold as a club until the protocols are lifted. The Board doesn’t hold much hope of that happening this year.

Goodbye Charlie and Mary Murray

At the end of last month, Charlie and Mary Murray closed on their house in The Villages. They’re headed for Wisconsin to a new home near their children. We will all miss them.

Charlie’s departure means that our Vice President, Tom Winegarden is now acting president until he can be confirmed at our next meeting…whenever that will be.

What the future may hold

If there are no more meetings until 2021, the Board members’ terms will be expired as we will not have had elections. We are considering may things including continuing the Board through the second month after we’re able to meet again and having elections on the first month we’re able to meet…among other things. 

If you have ideas on what to do, please let us know. You can email us, or leave a comment on this post.

Stay safe and keep smiling,
The Board

City Fire Discount

City Fire Owner Extends Club Discount to
Belvedere Social Club Members

Gina Buell, the owner of City Fire Restaurants in The Villages, has graciously offered members of the Belvedere Social Club a 20% discount on dine in and take out orders through October 1, 2020

Here is the link to the coupon.

You must present the coupon to your server to receive the discount.  

You can bring in a printed copy or downloaded cell phone picture.

It is not valid with any other discount specials.

Please make sure to tell your server that you are members of the Belvedere Club when using the coupon.

April 2020 Social Cancelled

Due to the restrictions in place required by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we regretfully announce that the April 2020 social scheduled for April 9, 2020 at Laurel Manor is cancelled.

Your board wants to respect the “social distancing” policies in place and does not want to put our members at risk to contract the coronavirus due to any activities we may have.

We eagerly look forward to our May social featuring ventriloquist Mike Palma scheduled for May 14 at Laurel Manor.

Please join us in our prayers and hopes that this outbreak will pass quickly with the minimum number of victims possible.

Thank you,
The Board

March 2020 Social

Charlie O’Murray’s

Pot ‘O Gold

Laurel Manor
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Bring $2 worth of coins to the event and
Win a Pot ‘O Gold worth over $150 !!! (Maybe more)
in the Pot ‘O Gold raffle.
There will be other prizes and giveaways
and loads ‘o fun

Food: BYOB. Club will provide a sandwich, a cookie, chips, decaf coffee and water.

Admission: $5 per person, guests $6 per guest (with guest id and member).

Don’t forget to bring $2 in coins to the event.

ORDER TICKETS by March 4th: Call Joanne Gregory at (352) 259-8838 to order your tickets. When you place your order, Joanne will arrange a time and place for you to get your tickets. You may also buy your 2020 annual membership at $5 per person. Memberships run from Jan 1 to Dec 31.

Don’t forget to bring $2 in coins to the event.

Seating: There will be 8 people per table. Seats will be assigned when tickets ordered. If you wish to sit together as a group, please order your tickets at the same time and have everyone’s name and email address.

(Tickets not available after March 4th nor at the door.)

Fifty-Fifty raffle will be held. Please, no large bills!

Don’t forget to bring $2 in coins to the event.

Reminder: As always, to participate in any event your annual membership dues of $5.00 per person must be paid. Membership is from January through December.