Club News

Just a heads up:
Our next Belvedere Social Club event will be an October Fest Bingo Social. To be held at Laurel Manor on October  8th- 6:00P-8:30P.  We are still putting this event together and as  arrangements of the menu and cost of tickets are completed you will be notified .  Just watch for  e-mails,  posting at  the mail station bulletin board, and  the newspaper.

Don’t forget:
To sign up for our next golf scramble to be held on September 30th.  This will be the Last Scramble for the season.  If interested contact Tom Winegarden at

If you are interested in going on the upcoming cruise over the Christmas holidays – December 20-27 call me for info on who to contact:  This is not just for Belvedere Members- you can invite your friends- Joanne 259-8838

Coming Soon: Election for new board members will be coming up in November. Think it over …… we always need new members and ideas.

Crankin’ It Up Again

We have begun planning our September social event. We will be having our annual Poker Run scheduled for Thursday, September 10th.

For this event we are in need of 5 couples/or 10 people (2 people per site) to serve at a chosen location for approximately 1 1/2 hours during the run.

“Your mission, should you decide to take it” (smile) would be handing out clues/cards to other members as they part take in this event.

If you are interested, please contact me no later than Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Joanne 259-8838


We are still working on this event and once the plans have all come together I will send out e-mails, notify the newspaper and post the announcement on the mail station bulletin board and on our website as to when tickets will be available.

Belvedere Club Cruise

have been asked by several members to check out a holiday cruise for those  not  going back North or having family visit during the holiday.

So here is the best deal I found:

Princess Emerald 7 day cruise – Sunday December 20 returning Sunday December 27th
Sailing from Ft Lauderdale to Princess Cay, Bahamas, St Maarten, St Thomas, Grand Turk, 2 days at sea, back to Lauderdale.

Inside Cabin $799.00 or Ocean View Obstructed $899.00, (balcony higher priced) based on two or more  in a room. This include port charges, taxes and etc.  Gratuities extra

Price include bus transportation from the Villages to the port and return to the Villages.

Prices base on availability.  $250 to hold your space with balance due September 14th.

If interested please see or contact me.

Another Burglary Alert

At my exercise class this morning, the woman who directs the class made an announcement that we should all be aware of, living south of 466.

There is a band of burglars working in our area.  They hit four houses in Virgina Trace alone on Friday evening, two houses from where she lives. They work after dark and keep an eye out for cars and carts leaving the garage.  They go in through the lanai – if it’s locked, they cut the screen and reach in.  Then take a crowbar and pry open the slider.  They even have a powerful magnet that if you have a metal bar to lock the slider, they can lift it.  A wood dowel is good.  The police have traced their path with bloodhounds – from the houses to the Virginia Trace gate.  They were on foot.  They are taking money and jewelry.  These are professionals.  You know how dark the backs of our houses are.

The police have asked residents to keep a watchful eye out for anyone suspicious and call them immediately!

Pass this along to your neighbors.

Burglary Alert!

The detective was just here and said we should warn our neighbors, because the usual scenario lately is that once a house has been hit by this burglar they suspect, they usually hit several more in the same neighborhood within a short period of time.

In several cases, an attractive woman around 26 years old, has been seen slowly walking down the street, or standing a couple houses away from the house being robbed, talking on her cell phone, (probably to the person in the house, as a lookout). The police want anyone who sees ANYTHING suspicious or out of place to call 911 so they can come investigate. They said these burglaries are a top priority to get solved… So even a very small thing is worth calling them for…

Let’s keep our eyes open!!