September 2021 Social

Belvedere Social Club


Welcome Back Bingo and BBQ

Thursday, September 9, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Laurel Manor Recreation Center

Cost: Members $6 per member, $8 per guest accompanied by a member. Price includes Bingo card, One BBQ Sandwich (pulled chicken or pulled pork) from Mission BBQ, chips, cookies. Club will also provide decaf coffee & water. Additional cards may be purchased for $1 per card.  BYOB.

ORDER TICKETS by September 1:  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.

(Tickets not available after Sep 1, nor at the door)

Tables:  There will be 8 people at a table.  Seats will be assigned when tickets purchased.  If you wish to sit together as a group, please purchase your tickets at the same time. Also please have the sandwich choice for each ticket.

Membership: As always, you must be a member to buy tickets. If you’re paid up for 2020, you’re also paid up through 2021. New memberships are available when you purchase your tickets. New memberships are $2 through the rest of the year.

Fifty-Fifty raffle will be held.

June 2021 Update

The Board of Directors

At the November meeting we will be electing a new Board of Directors. We are looking for new candidates willing to take on the  duties of the four elected positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

We know that some of the board members are stepping down, so we need replacements. If we do not fill the board, we will have to dissolve the club on January 1, 2022.

If you are interested in serving in any of the above positions, please find out more from our current President, Tom Winegarden, at or our Webmaster at

Club Dues

Anyone who paid club dues for 2020 is automatically paid up for 2021. New members dues are reduced to $2 for the rest of the year. Memberships can be purchased during ticket sales.

Fall Schedule

  • September 9th: Bingo and BBQ. Sandwiches from Mission BBQ (choice of pulled chicken or pulled pork), chips and cookies round out a fun night. Tickets will be on sale Aug 18 to Sep 1. More details to follow.
  • October 14th: Petrina! Scintilating, Vivacious, Incomparable One Woman Show. (BYOS)*
  • November 11th: Annual Trivia Night and Board Elections. Please volunteer! (BYOS)*
  • December 9th: Annual Holiday Party & Dinner catered by Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill. Lot’s of prizes and giveaways.


Look for fun and exciting events in 2022. We’ve begun planning already.

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.