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Lefe Life: January 2021

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LEFE LIFE January 2021 RIVER CLUB MANAGER LETTER A Waterlefe Monthly Newsletter

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GOODBYE 2020 HELLO 2021 Greetings from your River Club I d like to start 2021 off by thanking everyone for helping us get through one of the most challenging years to date With the global pandemic temporary shutdowns across the country and multiple accommodations here in our own community we have truly shown that Waterlefe is stronger together NEW YEAR NEW LEFE LIFE Despite all the lessons learned this year I am looking forward to starting anew in 2021 Here are some of the amazing things we have planned for January at the River Club Reservations are required for events so be sure to get your pod together early and book your spot I want to take a moment to be grateful that we made it through 2020 and all the challenges it posed As we enter 2021 we at your MPOA want to put in the time and effort needed to make Lefe Life a modern engaging and artistic booklet that portrays the best Waterlefe has to offer Throughout this edition you ll find many important community updates new year notices and opportunities to get involved I hope you had a safe holiday season and are ready to tackle 2021 January 16th Tiki Tunes at Night featuring Kaptain Kurt Tiki Tunes returns for another great night of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy from brand new Waterlefe guest Kaptain Kurt January 17th Steel Drum Entertainment by Island Boy Jesse Island Boy Jesse is back for another night of Steel Drum Entertainment January 23rd European Tour of California Wine Dinner We will be joined by Carlo Trinchero from Trinchero Family Estates as he speaks with us about wines wineries and everything in between during this all new dining experience Jen Milne General Manager COO Just as a reminder any residents looking to make curbside orders should call as early as possible to avoid longer wait times High call volumes are common especially on Fridays so if you call and we are not able to answer at the time please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible I look forward to a better year and hope to see you at the River Club soon Dan Adkins River Club Manager Manager Letters 3

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GOODBYE 2020 HELLO 2021 Greetings from your River Club I d like to start 2021 off by thanking everyone for helping us get through one of the most challenging years to date With the global pandemic temporary shutdowns across the country and multiple accommodations here in our own community we have truly shown that Waterlefe is stronger together NEW YEAR NEW LEFE LIFE Despite all the lessons learned this year I am looking forward to starting anew in 2021 Here are some of the amazing things we have planned for January at the River Club Reservations are required for events so be sure to get your pod together early and book your spot I want to take a moment to be grateful that we made it through 2020 and all the challenges it posed As we enter 2021 we at your MPOA want to put in the time and effort needed to make Lefe Life a modern engaging and artistic booklet that portrays the best Waterlefe has to offer Throughout this edition you ll find many important community updates new year notices and opportunities to get involved I hope you had a safe holiday season and are ready to tackle 2021 January 16th Tiki Tunes at Night featuring Kaptain Kurt Tiki Tunes returns for another great night of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy from brand new Waterlefe guest Kaptain Kurt January 17th Steel Drum Entertainment by Island Boy Jesse Island Boy Jesse is back for another night of Steel Drum Entertainment January 23rd European Tour of California Wine Dinner We will be joined by Carlo Trinchero from Trinchero Family Estates as he speaks with us about wines wineries and everything in between during this all new dining experience Jen Milne General Manager COO Just as a reminder any residents looking to make curbside orders should call as early as possible to avoid longer wait times High call volumes are common especially on Fridays so if you call and we are not able to answer at the time please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible I look forward to a better year and hope to see you at the River Club soon Dan Adkins River Club Manager Manager Letters 3

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Table of Contents Official Reports 6 Property Management Report 8 Finance Report 9 MPOA Updates 10 Design Review Board Updates 12 Annual Meeting Reminder 13 PHOTO CDD Updates 14 TABLE OF CONTENTS Maintaining Waterlefe Amenities 16 Golf Club Updates 18 New Golf Club Members 20 Around the Neighborhood 22 In the Spotlight 24 Annual Backflow Inspection Process 26 Waterlefe Elves Donate Toys 27 Holiday Golf Cart Parade 28 Fire Extinguisher Safety 30 Organizations 32 Boating Community 34 Marina Club 36 Waterlefe Artists Guild 37 Organization Directory 38 Activity Directory 40

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Table of Contents Official Reports 6 Property Management Report 8 Finance Report 9 MPOA Updates 10 Design Review Board Updates 12 Annual Meeting Reminder 13 PHOTO CDD Updates 14 TABLE OF CONTENTS Maintaining Waterlefe Amenities 16 Golf Club Updates 18 New Golf Club Members 20 Around the Neighborhood 22 In the Spotlight 24 Annual Backflow Inspection Process 26 Waterlefe Elves Donate Toys 27 Holiday Golf Cart Parade 28 Fire Extinguisher Safety 30 Organizations 32 Boating Community 34 Marina Club 36 Waterlefe Artists Guild 37 Organization Directory 38 Activity Directory 40

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Official Reports

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Official Reports

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REPORT Jackie Hannan LCAM Property Manager I want to start the year off with a helpful guide to waste collection in Waterlefe Here you can find some common reasons that your trash may not have been collected and ways to avoid them Wrong pickup day Reminder that waste will only be picked up if it is put out on the curb on the appropriate day as seen below Trash Collection MON THURS Recycling Collection MONDAY Yard Waste Collection WEDNESDAY Not out on time Must be placed at the curb before 6 00 a m Large garbage can Must be of 32 gallon capacity Too heavy Maximum weight is 50 pounds per container Placement Cans must be placed within 3 feet of the curb and placed all together Obstructions Containers must be easily accessible and free of obstructions and should not protrude above the top of the can Carpet Carpet and padding must be rolled and tied in four 4 foot lengths and placed curbside with your garbage for pickup Carpet and padding cannot weigh more than 50 pounds per roll Paint Cans Latex paint CANNOT be disposed of in the regular garbage because it is a liquid It is safe to throw away empty dry cans However if liquid paint remains in the can please use it donate it or dry it out before putting it in the garbage 8 Lefe Life January 2021 Improperly sorted Garbage The waste haulers will not pick up residential garbage containers that have garbage mixed with yard waste or household hazardous waste Bulky items E Scrap or more than 2 tires require a special pickup which may be requested by calling Customer Service at 941 792 8811 Separating Materials at the curb Separation by type household furniture yard waste E scrap white goods and tires is important as separate trucks collect different materials and not all materials are disposed of in the Landfill Proper separation will ensure prompt service Please clean up after your pets whenever walking around the community Manatee County Ordinance requires pet owners to remove any feces deposited by their animal from any public or private property of another Pets are required to be on a leash when outside of the unit physical and electric invisible fences are considered part of the unit If you have an electric invisible fence in your yard please stop by the Property Management office to pick up a complementary electric fence yard sign FINANCE REPORT Bob Davis Comptroller CFO We continue to be in the black for 2020 We anticipate that we will end the year with a slight surplus helping us move into 2021 with an advantage where many other communities are struggling to meet their obligations We only have three years remaining on our River Club debt and our cash flow is solid going into the first quarter of 2021 We are in a great position to start 2021 Some of the projects that are planned for 2021 are the Pointe erosion elimination continuation of improvements to the Pointe amenity regarding irrigation playground equipment and dredging the boat lift area to improve navigation We appreciate the continued prompt payments by our members and their continued support of our River Club Official Reports 9

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REPORT Jackie Hannan LCAM Property Manager I want to start the year off with a helpful guide to waste collection in Waterlefe Here you can find some common reasons that your trash may not have been collected and ways to avoid them Wrong pickup day Reminder that waste will only be picked up if it is put out on the curb on the appropriate day as seen below Trash Collection MON THURS Recycling Collection MONDAY Yard Waste Collection WEDNESDAY Not out on time Must be placed at the curb before 6 00 a m Large garbage can Must be of 32 gallon capacity Too heavy Maximum weight is 50 pounds per container Placement Cans must be placed within 3 feet of the curb and placed all together Obstructions Containers must be easily accessible and free of obstructions and should not protrude above the top of the can Carpet Carpet and padding must be rolled and tied in four 4 foot lengths and placed curbside with your garbage for pickup Carpet and padding cannot weigh more than 50 pounds per roll Paint Cans Latex paint CANNOT be disposed of in the regular garbage because it is a liquid It is safe to throw away empty dry cans However if liquid paint remains in the can please use it donate it or dry it out before putting it in the garbage 8 Lefe Life January 2021 Improperly sorted Garbage The waste haulers will not pick up residential garbage containers that have garbage mixed with yard waste or household hazardous waste Bulky items E Scrap or more than 2 tires require a special pickup which may be requested by calling Customer Service at 941 792 8811 Separating Materials at the curb Separation by type household furniture yard waste E scrap white goods and tires is important as separate trucks collect different materials and not all materials are disposed of in the Landfill Proper separation will ensure prompt service Please clean up after your pets whenever walking around the community Manatee County Ordinance requires pet owners to remove any feces deposited by their animal from any public or private property of another Pets are required to be on a leash when outside of the unit physical and electric invisible fences are considered part of the unit If you have an electric invisible fence in your yard please stop by the Property Management office to pick up a complementary electric fence yard sign FINANCE REPORT Bob Davis Comptroller CFO We continue to be in the black for 2020 We anticipate that we will end the year with a slight surplus helping us move into 2021 with an advantage where many other communities are struggling to meet their obligations We only have three years remaining on our River Club debt and our cash flow is solid going into the first quarter of 2021 We are in a great position to start 2021 Some of the projects that are planned for 2021 are the Pointe erosion elimination continuation of improvements to the Pointe amenity regarding irrigation playground equipment and dredging the boat lift area to improve navigation We appreciate the continued prompt payments by our members and their continued support of our River Club Official Reports 9

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MPOA Updates

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MPOA Updates

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DESIGN REVIEW BOARD UPDATE WRITTEN BY MICHAELA VALLETTA ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER The DRB has been extremely busy throughout this entire pandemic We met each and every month via Zoom and later on in person with social distancing reviewing all of your Applications For Residential Change On Monday January 25 2021 at 6 00 p m at Bayside Community Church 15800 SR 64 Bradenton FL 34212 the Annual Meeting of the Association will be held for the purpose of electing directors and other such business Many Waterlefe residents have been busy with many exterior changes from new paint landscape refreshing and new driveways Some residents have added incredible new surfaces on their concrete driveways It s always a good idea to drive around and get some new inspiration prior to starting your project On the 2021 Ballot A Key Change to How we Count Homeowner Votes Before After You can also reach out to our Property Manager and ask where to find a neighbor s new driveway landscape refresh or home that s been newly painted Looking at all of these can help you make good choices prior to starting your particular project Our community looks fantastic The DRB has also been very busy reviewing our Guidelines For Residential Change and you will be seeing a new updated Guidelines document in 2021 Let s continue to keep Waterlefe Beautiful 12 Lefe Life January 2021 At present each and every voting member s vote one per unit is counted means that all votes not cast are counted as No votes This Most HOAs of similar size and type have chosen to amend the language to remove the requirement of all voting members being counted in favor of counting only votes that have been cast in a meeting with an established quorum Many Waterlefe homeowners do not realize that votes not cast count as No votes This hinders the ability to change add or amend our covenants This change does not suppress homeowner voting rights in any way it simply removes the stipulation that counts those votes not cast from being tallied as no For the 2021 Annual Meeting your MPOA Board will ask you to vote on an amendment to the declaration to revise how we must count votes Encourage your neighbors to review and vote for the amendment or give their proxy if they cannot attend the meeting Please vote Yes on the proposed amendment change See proposed revision below 18 AMENDMENTS TO DECLARATION struck language removed for easy reading comprehension new language in blue This Declaration may be amended only by the affirmative vote or written consent of the Members through their respective Voting Members having not less than twothirds of the votes of Class A Members present in person or by proxy at a general or special meeting at which quorum is obtained No amendment shall be permitted which changes the rights privileges and obligations of the Club Owner or the Marina Owner respectively without the prior written consent of whichever of them is affected MPOA Updates 13

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DESIGN REVIEW BOARD UPDATE WRITTEN BY MICHAELA VALLETTA ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER The DRB has been extremely busy throughout this entire pandemic We met each and every month via Zoom and later on in person with social distancing reviewing all of your Applications For Residential Change On Monday January 25 2021 at 6 00 p m at Bayside Community Church 15800 SR 64 Bradenton FL 34212 the Annual Meeting of the Association will be held for the purpose of electing directors and other such business Many Waterlefe residents have been busy with many exterior changes from new paint landscape refreshing and new driveways Some residents have added incredible new surfaces on their concrete driveways It s always a good idea to drive around and get some new inspiration prior to starting your project On the 2021 Ballot A Key Change to How we Count Homeowner Votes Before After You can also reach out to our Property Manager and ask where to find a neighbor s new driveway landscape refresh or home that s been newly painted Looking at all of these can help you make good choices prior to starting your particular project Our community looks fantastic The DRB has also been very busy reviewing our Guidelines For Residential Change and you will be seeing a new updated Guidelines document in 2021 Let s continue to keep Waterlefe Beautiful 12 Lefe Life January 2021 At present each and every voting member s vote one per unit is counted means that all votes not cast are counted as No votes This Most HOAs of similar size and type have chosen to amend the language to remove the requirement of all voting members being counted in favor of counting only votes that have been cast in a meeting with an established quorum Many Waterlefe homeowners do not realize that votes not cast count as No votes This hinders the ability to change add or amend our covenants This change does not suppress homeowner voting rights in any way it simply removes the stipulation that counts those votes not cast from being tallied as no For the 2021 Annual Meeting your MPOA Board will ask you to vote on an amendment to the declaration to revise how we must count votes Encourage your neighbors to review and vote for the amendment or give their proxy if they cannot attend the meeting Please vote Yes on the proposed amendment change See proposed revision below 18 AMENDMENTS TO DECLARATION struck language removed for easy reading comprehension new language in blue This Declaration may be amended only by the affirmative vote or written consent of the Members through their respective Voting Members having not less than twothirds of the votes of Class A Members present in person or by proxy at a general or special meeting at which quorum is obtained No amendment shall be permitted which changes the rights privileges and obligations of the Club Owner or the Marina Owner respectively without the prior written consent of whichever of them is affected MPOA Updates 13

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CDD Updates

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CDD Updates

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MAINTAINING WATERLEFE S AMENITIES WRITTEN BY STEVE DIETZ Living in an amenity rich community such as Waterlefe provides many benefits including but not limited to opportunities for socializing increased property value and real estate demand The amenities that residents value may also include some drawbacks With a golf course and many bodies of water and preserve areas it is important that everyone always remains aware of their surroundings Even if you are not enjoying these amenities in close proximity they can pose a potential risk with errant golf balls potential water dangers or wildlife leaving their natural habitat Please be vigilant of safety at all times The CDD wishes everyone a healthy New Year and encourages all to safely enjoy everything our beautiful community has to offer while at the same time being mindful of potential risks 16 Lefe Life January 2021

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MAINTAINING WATERLEFE S AMENITIES WRITTEN BY STEVE DIETZ Living in an amenity rich community such as Waterlefe provides many benefits including but not limited to opportunities for socializing increased property value and real estate demand The amenities that residents value may also include some drawbacks With a golf course and many bodies of water and preserve areas it is important that everyone always remains aware of their surroundings Even if you are not enjoying these amenities in close proximity they can pose a potential risk with errant golf balls potential water dangers or wildlife leaving their natural habitat Please be vigilant of safety at all times The CDD wishes everyone a healthy New Year and encourages all to safely enjoy everything our beautiful community has to offer while at the same time being mindful of potential risks 16 Lefe Life January 2021

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Golf Club

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Golf Club

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WELCOME NEW GOLF CLUB MEMBERS Dale Alexander Gene D Amico Glen Vicki Joshpe George Rechis Bruce Ambrose Tom Davidson Mary Lou Kovac David Lucie Battey John Donovan Trent Langkamp Patricia Eduardo Samuel Eduardo Ronderos Jeff Kaylie Bednarek Michael Downey Donald Lois Lewis Chris Drikakis Herb Lindberg Robert Dulac Kenny McBride Paul Fernandes Luke Sheri McFarland Richard Geib Steve Mihelarakis Norm Greenspan Jeff Morris Bob Hartung Miriam Martin Debbie Murphy Harvey Haynam III Brian Linda Neitzel David Horne Jim Norton Scott Amy Chapman Kathy Huygens Dom Paturno Mark Corrigan David Izenson Donald Casey Portschy Jerry Daly Rick Remelyn and Luis Johnson Kevyn Rametta Jim Begley Larry Biggs Robert Paige Blazak Ron Blotner Trevor Born Keith Burkhardt Matthew Carmichael Ashley McGee Diana Cella 20 Lefe Life January 2021 Dick Rosenbloom Ed Scerbo Bill Schuster Dave Scott Trudy John Shrum Richard Smith Tina Brett Steffey Brandon Thrasher Elisabeth Scott Tiger John Wagner Brad Wright Joe Young Golf Club 21

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WELCOME NEW GOLF CLUB MEMBERS Dale Alexander Gene D Amico Glen Vicki Joshpe George Rechis Bruce Ambrose Tom Davidson Mary Lou Kovac David Lucie Battey John Donovan Trent Langkamp Patricia Eduardo Samuel Eduardo Ronderos Jeff Kaylie Bednarek Michael Downey Donald Lois Lewis Chris Drikakis Herb Lindberg Robert Dulac Kenny McBride Paul Fernandes Luke Sheri McFarland Richard Geib Steve Mihelarakis Norm Greenspan Jeff Morris Bob Hartung Miriam Martin Debbie Murphy Harvey Haynam III Brian Linda Neitzel David Horne Jim Norton Scott Amy Chapman Kathy Huygens Dom Paturno Mark Corrigan David Izenson Donald Casey Portschy Jerry Daly Rick Remelyn and Luis Johnson Kevyn Rametta Jim Begley Larry Biggs Robert Paige Blazak Ron Blotner Trevor Born Keith Burkhardt Matthew Carmichael Ashley McGee Diana Cella 20 Lefe Life January 2021 Dick Rosenbloom Ed Scerbo Bill Schuster Dave Scott Trudy John Shrum Richard Smith Tina Brett Steffey Brandon Thrasher Elisabeth Scott Tiger John Wagner Brad Wright Joe Young Golf Club 21

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Around the Neighborhood

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Around the Neighborhood

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FEATURING BEV GODWIN WRITTEN BY JACK RITCHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Bev Godwin was born and raised in New Jersey alongside her five sisters Born only four days apart Bev is married to Jeff Jones whom she met on a blind date while she was a single parent following the passing of her late husband at age 35 due to cancer The couple have four children three sons and one daughter but no grandchildren yet Bev has spent most of her life living around the world and traveling to new places She has lived in 10 different states and countries visited 49 U S states with the exception of North Dakota and traveled to over 45 different countries In 1982 Bev settled into the Washington DC area specifically Chevy Chase MD until retiring to The Shores in Waterlefe in 2018 To stay cool during the summer Bev and Jeff kept their vacation home on a lake in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania Just like her countless neighbors Bev claims that Waterlefe is one of the friendliest communities she has ever lived in Bev and Jeff keep themselves busy with family friends and the countless activities offered at Waterlefe including biking kayaking book club and maintaining their health at our fitness center When colleagues and friends were asked to describe Bev in one word they said that she is a kind smart friendly creative and hard working member of the Waterlefe community Welcome to Waterlefe Bev and Jeff It sounds like you are easily making Waterlefe home Bev had a fascinating career for 32 years in the U S Government most recently working with the U S State Department as a Senior Advisor Prior to that she worked at The White House under both President Obama and President Clinton and even spent some time working with other government agencies Her expertise included the enhanced use of new technologies to better communicate with and serve the public Of all her professional experiences Bev said that she is most proud of being asked to work at the White House and U S State Department citing them as the most exciting and rewarding of her career She also noted that her favorite assignment of all was serving as the Director of the U S Federal Citizen Information Center FCIC with over 200 staff and contractors reporting to her 24 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 25

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FEATURING BEV GODWIN WRITTEN BY JACK RITCHIE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Bev Godwin was born and raised in New Jersey alongside her five sisters Born only four days apart Bev is married to Jeff Jones whom she met on a blind date while she was a single parent following the passing of her late husband at age 35 due to cancer The couple have four children three sons and one daughter but no grandchildren yet Bev has spent most of her life living around the world and traveling to new places She has lived in 10 different states and countries visited 49 U S states with the exception of North Dakota and traveled to over 45 different countries In 1982 Bev settled into the Washington DC area specifically Chevy Chase MD until retiring to The Shores in Waterlefe in 2018 To stay cool during the summer Bev and Jeff kept their vacation home on a lake in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania Just like her countless neighbors Bev claims that Waterlefe is one of the friendliest communities she has ever lived in Bev and Jeff keep themselves busy with family friends and the countless activities offered at Waterlefe including biking kayaking book club and maintaining their health at our fitness center When colleagues and friends were asked to describe Bev in one word they said that she is a kind smart friendly creative and hard working member of the Waterlefe community Welcome to Waterlefe Bev and Jeff It sounds like you are easily making Waterlefe home Bev had a fascinating career for 32 years in the U S Government most recently working with the U S State Department as a Senior Advisor Prior to that she worked at The White House under both President Obama and President Clinton and even spent some time working with other government agencies Her expertise included the enhanced use of new technologies to better communicate with and serve the public Of all her professional experiences Bev said that she is most proud of being asked to work at the White House and U S State Department citing them as the most exciting and rewarding of her career She also noted that her favorite assignment of all was serving as the Director of the U S Federal Citizen Information Center FCIC with over 200 staff and contractors reporting to her 24 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 25

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ANNUAL BACKFLOW INSPECTION PROCESS WRITTEN BY BARB LEE The required annual inspection testing and certification of backflows began for Waterlefe in December 2018 and will continue The cost of the inspection and certification is included in your MPOA assessment The MPOA has contracted with Waterworks for the past 12 years and they will once again be conducting inspections in Waterlefe Be aware Many residents have received solicitations from other vendors providing this service The only time homeowner action is required is if you receive notification that your property has FAILED the backflow inspection In the event that your property fails the backflow inspection the backflow must be repaired and re certified by the Manatee County Utilities District MCUD within the County s time constraints This can be done by Waterworks as they provide a discounted rate to Waterlefe owners or by a licensed plumber of your choice The licensed plumber must then contact MCUD about the repair and re certification Any repair is a homeowner expense Please be sure that there is sufficient clearance around both backflows to allow for this inspection The County requires three feet around the backflows If they cannot safely and easily access the backflows they are reported as failed The cost for a second visit is at the expense of the homeowner WATERLEFE ELVES DONATE TOYS WRITTEN BY JODI CARROLL For many years during the holiday season Waterlefe residents have extended their generosity to children in the Manatee County School System This year was no different Waterlefe resident Sarah Wiley coordinated the effort this year after assuming the role from Janet Stepp who served for many years Sarah explained that the school district identifies the families in need These families receive no other assistance for holiday gifts other than through this program Each Waterlefe elf who chooses to participate is provided with the age gender size and list of requests from the good little girls and boys In 2020 61 Waterlefe elves shopped and wrapped toys and another 17 Waterlefe elves donated money to the cause Sarah estimates just under 20 000 in toys food and gift cards were provided to the families in need On a beautiful sunny day Waterlefe elves who owned trucks and mini vans loaded up the gifts and delivered them to the Manatee County Public School North Pole Once again Waterlefe shines bright Another example of how we are Waterlefe Strong Homeowners will receive two letters from MCUD notifying them of the requirement for the annual inspection test and certification Since each property has two backflows each with a serial number two letters are mailed Each condo unit has one backflow These letters are sent out each year at the same time and again no action is required as the inspection is already scheduled If you receive a notice stating that your inspection was not completed in a timely manner please contact Property Management at 941 747 6898 to provide your name and property address 26 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 27

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ANNUAL BACKFLOW INSPECTION PROCESS WRITTEN BY BARB LEE The required annual inspection testing and certification of backflows began for Waterlefe in December 2018 and will continue The cost of the inspection and certification is included in your MPOA assessment The MPOA has contracted with Waterworks for the past 12 years and they will once again be conducting inspections in Waterlefe Be aware Many residents have received solicitations from other vendors providing this service The only time homeowner action is required is if you receive notification that your property has FAILED the backflow inspection In the event that your property fails the backflow inspection the backflow must be repaired and re certified by the Manatee County Utilities District MCUD within the County s time constraints This can be done by Waterworks as they provide a discounted rate to Waterlefe owners or by a licensed plumber of your choice The licensed plumber must then contact MCUD about the repair and re certification Any repair is a homeowner expense Please be sure that there is sufficient clearance around both backflows to allow for this inspection The County requires three feet around the backflows If they cannot safely and easily access the backflows they are reported as failed The cost for a second visit is at the expense of the homeowner WATERLEFE ELVES DONATE TOYS WRITTEN BY JODI CARROLL For many years during the holiday season Waterlefe residents have extended their generosity to children in the Manatee County School System This year was no different Waterlefe resident Sarah Wiley coordinated the effort this year after assuming the role from Janet Stepp who served for many years Sarah explained that the school district identifies the families in need These families receive no other assistance for holiday gifts other than through this program Each Waterlefe elf who chooses to participate is provided with the age gender size and list of requests from the good little girls and boys In 2020 61 Waterlefe elves shopped and wrapped toys and another 17 Waterlefe elves donated money to the cause Sarah estimates just under 20 000 in toys food and gift cards were provided to the families in need On a beautiful sunny day Waterlefe elves who owned trucks and mini vans loaded up the gifts and delivered them to the Manatee County Public School North Pole Once again Waterlefe shines bright Another example of how we are Waterlefe Strong Homeowners will receive two letters from MCUD notifying them of the requirement for the annual inspection test and certification Since each property has two backflows each with a serial number two letters are mailed Each condo unit has one backflow These letters are sent out each year at the same time and again no action is required as the inspection is already scheduled If you receive a notice stating that your inspection was not completed in a timely manner please contact Property Management at 941 747 6898 to provide your name and property address 26 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 27

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HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE One of the new traditions started this year allowed residents to come and see the decorated golf carts up close prior to the parade 45 minutes prior to the parade residents were invited to check out the handiwork and details of the holiday golf carts under the River Club s portico a new favorite for kids and grown ups alike WRITTEN BY JACK RITCHIE A beloved Waterlefe tradition occurs on the last Saturday before Christmas to help bring the community together in the spirit of the holidays The Annual Golf Cart Parade The Golf Cart Parade allows residents to enjoy the creativity and holiday spirit through innovative and exciting holiday decorations Whether riding around on festively decorated golf carts or cheering on the parade from the driveway residents from all across the community joined in the fun This year s parade marked the 18th annual Holiday Golf Cart Parade with over 20 carts decorated six streets covered 14 intersections crossed and the inclusion of a siren blaring fire truck Residents have been calling this year s parade a real happening having showed their appreciation by gathering in groups along the parade route and passing out candy to some of the children in the community Rounding out the parade was our most recent addition to the Golf Cart Parade a surprise visit from Santa Santa was the caboose of this year s parade driving around in a red 1950 Willys Jeepster on loan from Eileen Azzopardi Alongside Santa were three children singing Christmas songs and keeping spirits high Thank you to everyone who participated in this year s Holiday Golf Cart Parade we can t wait to celebrate with you again next year This year s cart parade looked a little different than usual due to some COVID accommodations and new traditions Typically the Parade After Party is hosted in the main dining room of the River Club but due to some health precautions the party was moved outdoors six feet apart from one another Dan Adkins reported that between take out orders and outdoor dining we broke another record for most meals served in one evening 28 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 29

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HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE One of the new traditions started this year allowed residents to come and see the decorated golf carts up close prior to the parade 45 minutes prior to the parade residents were invited to check out the handiwork and details of the holiday golf carts under the River Club s portico a new favorite for kids and grown ups alike WRITTEN BY JACK RITCHIE A beloved Waterlefe tradition occurs on the last Saturday before Christmas to help bring the community together in the spirit of the holidays The Annual Golf Cart Parade The Golf Cart Parade allows residents to enjoy the creativity and holiday spirit through innovative and exciting holiday decorations Whether riding around on festively decorated golf carts or cheering on the parade from the driveway residents from all across the community joined in the fun This year s parade marked the 18th annual Holiday Golf Cart Parade with over 20 carts decorated six streets covered 14 intersections crossed and the inclusion of a siren blaring fire truck Residents have been calling this year s parade a real happening having showed their appreciation by gathering in groups along the parade route and passing out candy to some of the children in the community Rounding out the parade was our most recent addition to the Golf Cart Parade a surprise visit from Santa Santa was the caboose of this year s parade driving around in a red 1950 Willys Jeepster on loan from Eileen Azzopardi Alongside Santa were three children singing Christmas songs and keeping spirits high Thank you to everyone who participated in this year s Holiday Golf Cart Parade we can t wait to celebrate with you again next year This year s cart parade looked a little different than usual due to some COVID accommodations and new traditions Typically the Parade After Party is hosted in the main dining room of the River Club but due to some health precautions the party was moved outdoors six feet apart from one another Dan Adkins reported that between take out orders and outdoor dining we broke another record for most meals served in one evening 28 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood 29

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY WRITTEN BY BARB LEE Typically people are pretty good about regularly checking their smoke detectors CO2 detectors and even air conditioning filters but when was the last time you checked your fire extinguishers This should include fire extinguishers both in your home and on your boat check them all Take a look at the charging status to determine if it is in the green if it requires recharging or even replacement Even if it s in the green be sure to turn it upside down and give a few good taps to move about the internal product A fire extinguisher should be replaced if The fire extinguisher was accidentally discharged used The inspection sticker or hangtag is missing The hose or nozzle is cracked ripped or blocked with debris The locking pin on the handle is missing or unsealed The handle is wobbly or broken Corrosion or rust is visible Leaking occurs It is more than 12 years old A fire extinguisher should be recharged if it is 10 years old and in otherwise good condition or the extinguisher indicates it s time to recharge Contact a fire system service company for assistance Note It may be cheaper to replace vs recharge dependent upon the age and condition of the extinguisher When a fire breaks out have someone else call 9 1 1 immediately To use the portable fire extinguisher effectively remember these four steps Pull Aim Pull the pin making sure the extinguisher has the nozzle pointing away from you Aim the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base bottom of the fire Hold the extinguisher vertically never horizontally Stand about 6 10 feet away from the fire Squeeze Sweep Squeeze the handle to release the extinguisher agent through the nozzle Releasing the lever will stop the discharge Sweep the nozzle from side to side aiming at the base of the fire Continue the sweeping motion until the fire is out If you run out of the chemical before the fire is out either leave immediately of have a second extinguisher within arms reach To dispose of a fire extinguisher take it to a fire station 30 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY WRITTEN BY BARB LEE Typically people are pretty good about regularly checking their smoke detectors CO2 detectors and even air conditioning filters but when was the last time you checked your fire extinguishers This should include fire extinguishers both in your home and on your boat check them all Take a look at the charging status to determine if it is in the green if it requires recharging or even replacement Even if it s in the green be sure to turn it upside down and give a few good taps to move about the internal product A fire extinguisher should be replaced if The fire extinguisher was accidentally discharged used The inspection sticker or hangtag is missing The hose or nozzle is cracked ripped or blocked with debris The locking pin on the handle is missing or unsealed The handle is wobbly or broken Corrosion or rust is visible Leaking occurs It is more than 12 years old A fire extinguisher should be recharged if it is 10 years old and in otherwise good condition or the extinguisher indicates it s time to recharge Contact a fire system service company for assistance Note It may be cheaper to replace vs recharge dependent upon the age and condition of the extinguisher When a fire breaks out have someone else call 9 1 1 immediately To use the portable fire extinguisher effectively remember these four steps Pull Aim Pull the pin making sure the extinguisher has the nozzle pointing away from you Aim the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base bottom of the fire Hold the extinguisher vertically never horizontally Stand about 6 10 feet away from the fire Squeeze Sweep Squeeze the handle to release the extinguisher agent through the nozzle Releasing the lever will stop the discharge Sweep the nozzle from side to side aiming at the base of the fire Continue the sweeping motion until the fire is out If you run out of the chemical before the fire is out either leave immediately of have a second extinguisher within arms reach To dispose of a fire extinguisher take it to a fire station 30 Lefe Life January 2021 Around the Neighborhood

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BOATING COMMUNITY WRITTEN BY JIM MANNING DAVE ROGERS Vessel Safety Checks It s that time of year again to have your vessel safety checked for compliance your safety and the safety of your passengers They are easy to complete confidential and educational at the same time This year volunteers from the Bradenton Power Squadron will conduct vessel examinations at the Waterlefe Marina and the Cove Marina Vessel examinations can also take place at your home dock along the canals by appointment We are currently working to schedule a Saturday in late January or early February for Waterlefe boaters Look for an email blast this month announcing specific details Boaters Watch for Manatees Manatees have returned to our area as they become more prevalent in our waterways during the winter months Colder water temps in the low 60 s drive Manatees to migrate into the Manatee River local bays and estuaries for warmer water They are often seen in our Waterlefe Channel near the Marina docks and by the boat lift The entire Manatee River has protected zones for manatees designated by the Manatee Zone signs Boating at a minimum wake slow speed in these areas is the law Manatees still swim outside the protected zones and into the marked channel where the maximum speed is 25 MPH It is the responsibility of every boater and personal watercraft to watch out for manatees while navigating the waterway Their well being is in our hands to protect them from any watercraft impact so please watch for manatees when operating your watercraft New 2021 Florida Fishing Regulations New 2021 Florida fishing regulations have been published You can find them online here through the FWC Phone App in a published copy in the Waterlefe Library 34 Lefe Life January 2021

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BOATING COMMUNITY WRITTEN BY JIM MANNING DAVE ROGERS Vessel Safety Checks It s that time of year again to have your vessel safety checked for compliance your safety and the safety of your passengers They are easy to complete confidential and educational at the same time This year volunteers from the Bradenton Power Squadron will conduct vessel examinations at the Waterlefe Marina and the Cove Marina Vessel examinations can also take place at your home dock along the canals by appointment We are currently working to schedule a Saturday in late January or early February for Waterlefe boaters Look for an email blast this month announcing specific details Boaters Watch for Manatees Manatees have returned to our area as they become more prevalent in our waterways during the winter months Colder water temps in the low 60 s drive Manatees to migrate into the Manatee River local bays and estuaries for warmer water They are often seen in our Waterlefe Channel near the Marina docks and by the boat lift The entire Manatee River has protected zones for manatees designated by the Manatee Zone signs Boating at a minimum wake slow speed in these areas is the law Manatees still swim outside the protected zones and into the marked channel where the maximum speed is 25 MPH It is the responsibility of every boater and personal watercraft to watch out for manatees while navigating the waterway Their well being is in our hands to protect them from any watercraft impact so please watch for manatees when operating your watercraft New 2021 Florida Fishing Regulations New 2021 Florida fishing regulations have been published You can find them online here through the FWC Phone App in a published copy in the Waterlefe Library 34 Lefe Life January 2021

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MARINA CLUB WATERLEFE ARTISTS GUILD WRITTEN BY DAVE ROGERS New Members The Waterlefe Marina Club would like to welcome aboard our newest members for the month of December Slip 48 Greg and Laura DeCinque 2020 has been a unique year with the number of Marina Club memberships sold to new members A total of 11 memberships sold in 2020 and 4 this month in 2021 At this time there are no memberships available since we are capped at 59 members A wait list has been established for each slip size For more information on Marina Club memberships please contact Janice Reed at 941 718 4848 Save the Date The Marina Club s 2021 annual meeting will take place on Feb 4 2021 at 2PM The meeting will summarize the Club s activities and events from 2020 and review the 2021 budget and proposed project list The virtual meeting will be conducted via Zoom conferencing software similar to last August Watch your email for further details If you have any questions regarding the marina please contact any of the Board members or email us at waterlefemarinabod gmail com WRITTEN BY LAURA BRYG Many of our Waterlefe Artists Guild members are long term residents of Waterlefe In its early years a strong sense of community was already apparent here and it wasn t long before artists nascent and established found one another Patsy Hall who now heads WAG pulled a few of us together and we talked about creating a group to exhibit our work provide support and explore multiple arts It came together when Judi Hood agreed to lead it and our first group exhibit was in an unsold home where we occupied all the rooms with rented tables easels our own displays and signage and hosted a wine and cheese reception that was enthusiastically attended by residents and invited guests After a few snafus we learned to leave more room between exhibitors so a bumped elbow didn t splash an artwork with wine was one We ve been in for sale homes the Golf Club and finally the River Club our favorite place for the annual exhibit which will take place in early to mid November 2021 Along the way we graduated to a celebratory dinner after the exhibit coverage in our local papers fundraising auctions and financial support of the arts for young people locally But the best parts are all the relationships we develop with fellow artists and our community We are happy to bring you selections of work from WAG members each month in Lefe Life Feel free to contact your neighbors the artists who exhibit in our virtual gallery and let them know you ve seen their work We ll be up and running with new workshops and shows when the times permit and all are welcome to join participate or just enjoy WAG artists creativity For more information contact Patsy Hall at patsy dhall com The January virtual Waterlefe Art Exhibit Click here for more information and to view additional exhibited artworks Bob Cameron Rosalynn Kiefer Organizations 37

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MARINA CLUB WATERLEFE ARTISTS GUILD WRITTEN BY DAVE ROGERS New Members The Waterlefe Marina Club would like to welcome aboard our newest members for the month of December Slip 48 Greg and Laura DeCinque 2020 has been a unique year with the number of Marina Club memberships sold to new members A total of 11 memberships sold in 2020 and 4 this month in 2021 At this time there are no memberships available since we are capped at 59 members A wait list has been established for each slip size For more information on Marina Club memberships please contact Janice Reed at 941 718 4848 Save the Date The Marina Club s 2021 annual meeting will take place on Feb 4 2021 at 2PM The meeting will summarize the Club s activities and events from 2020 and review the 2021 budget and proposed project list The virtual meeting will be conducted via Zoom conferencing software similar to last August Watch your email for further details If you have any questions regarding the marina please contact any of the Board members or email us at waterlefemarinabod gmail com WRITTEN BY LAURA BRYG Many of our Waterlefe Artists Guild members are long term residents of Waterlefe In its early years a strong sense of community was already apparent here and it wasn t long before artists nascent and established found one another Patsy Hall who now heads WAG pulled a few of us together and we talked about creating a group to exhibit our work provide support and explore multiple arts It came together when Judi Hood agreed to lead it and our first group exhibit was in an unsold home where we occupied all the rooms with rented tables easels our own displays and signage and hosted a wine and cheese reception that was enthusiastically attended by residents and invited guests After a few snafus we learned to leave more room between exhibitors so a bumped elbow didn t splash an artwork with wine was one We ve been in for sale homes the Golf Club and finally the River Club our favorite place for the annual exhibit which will take place in early to mid November 2021 Along the way we graduated to a celebratory dinner after the exhibit coverage in our local papers fundraising auctions and financial support of the arts for young people locally But the best parts are all the relationships we develop with fellow artists and our community We are happy to bring you selections of work from WAG members each month in Lefe Life Feel free to contact your neighbors the artists who exhibit in our virtual gallery and let them know you ve seen their work We ll be up and running with new workshops and shows when the times permit and all are welcome to join participate or just enjoy WAG artists creativity For more information contact Patsy Hall at patsy dhall com The January virtual Waterlefe Art Exhibit Click here for more information and to view additional exhibited artworks Bob Cameron Rosalynn Kiefer Organizations 37

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ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY Boating Community Group Ladies Out to Lunch Bunch The Waterlefe Boating Community Group is a social group for Waterlefe residents to promote water recreation share valued information and grow friendships among boaters anglers kayakers and paddlers The Ladies Out to Lunch Bunch is a group for women to enjoy each other s company over lunch at some of the best restaurants Bradenton has to offer With get togethers held 2 3 times a month there are plenty of opportunities to join this bunch Contact Jim Manning jpmanning880 gmail com Contact Roz Warner rozwarner619 gmail com Cars Coffee Cars Coffee is a talk group for residents to connect with one another over their mutual enthusiasm for cars of all kinds and the car industry in general Meetings are held one morning every month and the future schedule will be announced Contact John Valletta john johnvalletta com Literary Society of Waterlefe The Literary Society of Waterlefe is an organization for members looking to engage in thoughtful conversations about a wide range of pre selected books from month to month These gatherings are in a casual setting which allows residents to connect and converse about important and exciting pieces of literature Contact Rosalynn Kiefer rkiefer2 gmail com Watering Hole Community Emergency Response Team CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team that is funded and trained by the county to step in and assist the community in case of an emergency that first responders are unavailable for No specific skills are needed to become a member Watering Hole is a social group for people especially newcomers to Waterlefe to meet their neighbors and feel involved in their community Whether you are new to the community or have been here for years we welcome you enjoy a fun evening with your neighbors at one of these no fuss events Contact Jeff Brand jeffreybrand gmail com Tom Kalousek tkalousek1000 gmail com Contact Miriam Martin mmartin952 comcast net Barbie Brand barbiegbrand gmail com Hangar Talk Hangar Talk welcomes aviation enthusiasts of all kinds Casual monthly lunch gathering outings and sharing of aviation experiences and opportunities both past and current Contact Terry Lee terrancejlee48 gmail com 38 Lefe Life January 2021 Waterlefe Artists Guild The Waterlefe Artists Guild WAG is composed of resident artists who create original work in varied media and formats including both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional Residents may be part time or full time and can display artwork in the River Club in a variety of show styles and lengths Contact Patsy Hall patsy dhall com Oranizations 39






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ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY Boating Community Group Ladies Out to Lunch Bunch The Waterlefe Boating Community Group is a social group for Waterlefe residents to promote water recreation share valued information and grow friendships among boaters anglers kayakers and paddlers The Ladies Out to Lunch Bunch is a group for women to enjoy each other s company over lunch at some of the best restaurants Bradenton has to offer With get togethers held 2 3 times a month there are plenty of opportunities to join this bunch Contact Jim Manning jpmanning880 gmail com Contact Roz Warner rozwarner619 gmail com Cars Coffee Cars Coffee is a talk group for residents to connect with one another over their mutual enthusiasm for cars of all kinds and the car industry in general Meetings are held one morning every month and the future schedule will be announced Contact John Valletta john johnvalletta com Literary Society of Waterlefe The Literary Society of Waterlefe is an organization for members looking to engage in thoughtful conversations about a wide range of pre selected books from month to month These gatherings are in a casual setting which allows residents to connect and converse about important and exciting pieces of literature Contact Rosalynn Kiefer rkiefer2 gmail com Watering Hole Community Emergency Response Team CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team that is funded and trained by the county to step in and assist the community in case of an emergency that first responders are unavailable for No specific skills are needed to become a member Watering Hole is a social group for people especially newcomers to Waterlefe to meet their neighbors and feel involved in their community Whether you are new to the community or have been here for years we welcome you enjoy a fun evening with your neighbors at one of these no fuss events Contact Jeff Brand jeffreybrand gmail com Tom Kalousek tkalousek1000 gmail com Contact Miriam Martin mmartin952 comcast net Barbie Brand barbiegbrand gmail com Hangar Talk Hangar Talk welcomes aviation enthusiasts of all kinds Casual monthly lunch gathering outings and sharing of aviation experiences and opportunities both past and current Contact Terry Lee terrancejlee48 gmail com 38 Lefe Life January 2021 Waterlefe Artists Guild The Waterlefe Artists Guild WAG is composed of resident artists who create original work in varied media and formats including both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional Residents may be part time or full time and can display artwork in the River Club in a variety of show styles and lengths Contact Patsy Hall patsy dhall com Oranizations 39

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ACTIVITY DIRECTORY Fitness Center Classes Programs Contact Jana Dunson Martin jana janafit com Men s Golf Association Contact Tom Tosi tomtosi aol com Kayaking Canoeing Contact Jackie Hannan jhannan waterlefefl com Mixed Bridge Contact Judy Werner allwern aol com Ladies Bunco Contact Peggy Slocum spslocum msn com Mixed Euchre Card Group Contact Sue Bryant sbee287 aol com Ladies Hand Foot Cards Contact Audrey Bilotti audalbl me com Purls Chains Contact Lisa Hantverk lisah826 hotmail com Ladies Mah Jongg Contact Sue McCarty sue herbandsue com Women s Golf Association Contact Donna Johnston djohnston4911 tampabay rr com Ladies Shanghai Rummy Contact Audrey Bilotti audalbl me com Women s Niners 9 Hole Golf Contact Mary Lou Kovac MLFlorida45 outlook com Kristine Reis whoebodyfitness hotmail com Debbie Murphy debdenmurphy me com Men s Duffers 9 Hole Golf Contact Norm Greenspan ngwolff aol com 40 Lefe Life January 2021 Oranizations 41

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ACTIVITY DIRECTORY Fitness Center Classes Programs Contact Jana Dunson Martin jana janafit com Men s Golf Association Contact Tom Tosi tomtosi aol com Kayaking Canoeing Contact Jackie Hannan jhannan waterlefefl com Mixed Bridge Contact Judy Werner allwern aol com Ladies Bunco Contact Peggy Slocum spslocum msn com Mixed Euchre Card Group Contact Sue Bryant sbee287 aol com Ladies Hand Foot Cards Contact Audrey Bilotti audalbl me com Purls Chains Contact Lisa Hantverk lisah826 hotmail com Ladies Mah Jongg Contact Sue McCarty sue herbandsue com Women s Golf Association Contact Donna Johnston djohnston4911 tampabay rr com Ladies Shanghai Rummy Contact Audrey Bilotti audalbl me com Women s Niners 9 Hole Golf Contact Mary Lou Kovac MLFlorida45 outlook com Kristine Reis whoebodyfitness hotmail com Debbie Murphy debdenmurphy me com Men s Duffers 9 Hole Golf Contact Norm Greenspan ngwolff aol com 40 Lefe Life January 2021 Oranizations 41

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THIS MONTH S LEFE LIFE CONTRIBUTORS Laura Byrg Bob Cameron Jodi Carroll Patsy Hall Rosalynn Kiefer Barb Lee Jim Manning Jack Ritchie Dave Rogers Michaela Valletta