Our February date for visiting Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is no longer available due to staffing issues. We are now scheduled for Saturday, January 21st at 9:00 for the 3-hour tour (cost $25 including admission) which will be a customized tour by naturalist Sally Stein. The tour will take us both on and off the boardwalk and into the pine flatwoods and bald cypress forest.
Some of you may be familiar with the sanctuary ( http://corkscrew.audubon.org/visit ). It has a 2.25 mile boardwalk through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, marshland, and a bald cypress forest, and it home to numerous birds including the wood stork, deer, and a variety of other wildlife). The Sanctuary is off Immokalee Road near Orange Tree. For those who are interested we could stop for lunch on our way back at a nice little Italian restaurant at Immokalee and Randall.
We need a minimum of 10 to have the customized tour. If we do not get 10 attendees then we would do the 10:30 tour on January 21st which would be 90 minutes on the boardwalk (cost $14 including admission).
Please let Carol know asap if you will do the 3-hour tour so that we can confirm the customized tour.
Attached is our Finance Report for December 2016.
NAPLES WALKING CLUB
MINUTES – DECEMBER, 2016
President, Mary Moran, called the December meeting to order at 8:22 A.M. Twenty members were present. The following members have birthdays:
- December 6 Mary Anne Bohannon
- December 12 Carol Knoth
- December 18 Judy Galer
- December 22 George Hedden
- December 22 Margo Peyrot
- Happy Birthday to all!
Mary introduced Chante, who represents Blue Zones, who then addressed the members about Blue Zones: that it is underwritten by NCH. She then pointed out that he rate of obesity in the U.S. is 70% and that our children’s life expectancy is shorter than ours. That could be changed by adhering to Blue Zones recommendations. The movement originated in Okinawa, Japan where the average age reached is 101. Coming together with a common purpose adds seven years to your life.
Treasury Report: Nadine Kelly stated the club has a balance of $432.83.
Mileage: Joanne Dempsey reported seven members have reached 600 miles: Ginny, Linda M., Lucy, Jane, Bonnie, Nadine, and Joanne. Mary Moran has 576 reported through November. If you have not yet done so, please report your mileage. There will be a $50.00 drawing for first place. Second and third place in the 600 miles will receive a T-shirt.
T-Shirts: Carole Levick reported the supply is very small.
Old/New Business: Four members attended the Elephant Fest at the zoo. About eight members attended the Alzheimer’s Walk at the Regional Park. The Kayaking tour at Lover’s Key State Park was wildly enjoyed with a lot of viewing of wildlife.
Christmas Party: Carol Greenberg and George Hedden will be hosting the party on Monday, December 12th at their home: 2228 Goshawk Court at 5:00 P.M. Phone number is 239-649-7722. Please bring a covered dish and four quarters.
Monthly meetings: A discussion was held concerning continuing the monthly meeting at Perkins. It was decided to do so.
Election of 2017 club officers: The 2017 Board:
- Mary Moran – President
- Gail Risner – Vice President
- Marsha McGuiness and Carole Levick – Treasurer
- Carol Mumford – Secretary
- Debbie Valante – Tshirt Coordinator
- Joanne Dempsey – Membership/Communications/Webmaster
- Open – Marketing/Publicity
- Open – Historian/Photographer
The new board was elected by a unanimous vote and will commence in January.
Members are needed to volunteer for water stations at the Naples Half Marathon on January 15th.
The NAMI Walk will be held at Cambier Park on February 25th, 8:39-11:00 A.M. The club usually makes a donation toward this mental health charity.
National Walking Day is Wednesday, April 5th. Please think about participating.
Dues of $20.00 are due to Marsha McGuiness.
There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 9:01 A. M.
Lovice (Lovi) Holland
Naples Walking Club Members,
We are planning a club outing to the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary during February (tentative date Saturday, February 18th).
Some of you may be familiar with the sanctuary ( http://corkscrew.audubon.org/visit ).
It has a 2.25 mile boardwalk through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, marshland, and a bald cypress forest, and it home to numerous birds (including the wood stork), deer, and a variety of other wildlife. There is a guided 90 minute tour at 10:30, or we could request a customized tour for our group (generally 3 hours—-would be on and off the boardwalk–minimum of 10 required). The 90 minute tour is included with admission which is $14, and the 3 hour tour and admission would be $25.
The Sanctuary is located off Immokalee Road near Orange Tree. Can you please let me know if you are interested in this outing, and if you would prefer the 90 minute or 3-hour guided tour? Thanks so much—enjoy a very Happy Holiday Season!
Naples Walking Club December meeting will be this Saturday, December 3, at The Vineyards, walking at 7:00 am with breakfast/meeting to follow at Perkins on Pine Ridge.
We will hold election, discuss party on Monday, the 12th, and decide about future meetings at Perkins. See you there.
Attached is our Finance Report for November 2016.
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of John Levick, long time member and husband of Carole, on October 31, 2016. Our love and heartfelt condolences go out to Carole and the family.
We voted to change the November meeting to the second Saturday, November 12, so that club members can participate in the Heart Walk on the 5th.
Activities begin at 8 am on the 5th in Cambier Park downtown, with the walk starting at 9 am. The club is donating $100, as usual. We hope to have a good turnout in our good looking club shirts!
The November meeting on the 12th will be at our old place Perkins (3585 Pine Ridge), preceded by the walk at the Vineyards Park at the last parking lot at 7 am.
We are meeting at Perkins in order to hear our Blue Zone speaker. After the meeting many of us will be attending the Elephant Fest at the zoo. Busy day!