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VOL. 35 ISSUE 1 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF CENTURY VILLAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA JANUARY 2016

THE PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET

And the Impact


on the
Association

2015-2016 Budget

Anticipated Operating Costs

Per Unit - Mo.

2016-2017 Budget

Per Unit - Mo.

Increase (Decrease)

Section B

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Laundry

17,400

0.18

22,000

0.23

0.05

Transportation Contract
Security Contract
General & Admin
Ambulance Contract
Comcast Cable Contract
Irrigation
Maintenance

981,000
1,312,000
381,000
137,000
3,175,000
103,000
128,000

10.41
13.92
4.04
1.45
33.69
1.09
1.36

977,000
1,415,000
249,000
137,000
3,334,000
115,000
133,000

10.37
15.01
2.64
1.45
35.37
1.22
1.41

(0.04)
1.09
(1.40)
1.69
0.13
0.05
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VOL.H35
ISSUER1D O
OFFICIAL
OF UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION
OF CENTURY
VILLAGE,
WEST PALM
BEACH,
FLORIDA
JANUARY(0.17)
2016
Reporter
112,000

1.19
96,000

1.02
The proposed budget will be
presented to and voted on by the
Delegate Assembly on Jan. 8, 2016.
This proposed budget is an
austerity budget. The only increases
Total Anticipated Operating Costs
6,346,400 67.34 6,478,000 68.73 1.40
are in the contractual obligations.
Anticipated Revenue
573,400 6.08 360,000 3.82 (2.26)
The detail of costs show mostly
reductions.
Net Anticipated Operating Costs
5,773,000 61.25 6,118,000 64.91 3.66
The proposed 2016-2017 Budget
Anticipated Revenue:
UCO PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET COMPARISON TO 2015-2016
that was approved by the UCO
Laundry
17,400 0.18 22,000 0.23 0.05
Committees totals $7,168,000 or
Reporter
112,000 1.19 96,000 1.02 (0.17)
$76.05 per month/per unit. The
UCO PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET COMPARISON TO 2015-2016
Rental Income
18,000 0.19 20,000 0.21 0.02
Officers Committee revised the
Gate Passes
20,000 0.21 20,000 0.21 Transponder/Bar Code Sales
6,000 0.06 2,000 0.02 (0.04)
budget amount to $6,868,000 or
Cash Surplus/Return to Owners
400,000 4.24 200,000 2.12 (2.12)
$72.87 per month for an increase of
Total Anticipated Revenue
573,400 6.08 360,000 3.82 (2.26)
$4.19 per month
The increase is a result of a
Net Required Operating Costs As Above 5,773,000 61.25 6,118,000 64.91 3.66
decrease in anticipated revenue
of $2.26 per month and a general
Discretionary Costs
increase in expenses of $1.40 per
Infrastructure Reserves
700,000 7.43 700,000 7.43 month, primarily cable cost of $1.69.
Millenium Amendment Legal Funding
50,000 0.53 0.53
Other
The $72.87 per unit/per month,
Per Unit - Mo.
Increase (Decrease)
when blended with the existing rate
UCO BLENDED BUDGET RATES FOR 2016-2016 TO PROPERTY MANAGERS FOR CALENDAR 2016
Net Costs
6,473,000 68.68 6,868,000 72.87 4.19
of $68.68 will be a blended rate of
Per Unit - Mo.
Increase (Decrease)
$71.82 per month
for a net increase
UCO BLENDED BUDGET RATES FOR 2016-2016 TO PROPERTY MANAGERS FOR CALENDAR 2016
of $2.54 per month over last year.
2015-2016 2016-2017 INCR. 3 Months 9 Months Total Year to Per Month Prior Year Change
This amount will be used by the
APPROVED
PROPOSED (DECR.)
Old
New Budget
Property
Blended
Blended (Decr.)
BUDGET
BUDGET
Budget
Mgr.
Incr.
property managers in preparing
MONTHLY
MONTHLY
2015-2016
2016-2017
INCR. 3 Months 9 Months Total Year to Per Month Prior Year Change
0.23 0.05
your Association Budget for the next
APPROVED
PROPOSED (DECR.)
Old
New Budget
Property
Blended
Blended (Decr.)
1.02 (0.17)
BUDGET
BUDGET
Budget
Mgr.
Incr.

10.37
DUES DETAILS BELOW

8.12
9.44 1.32
24.36 84.95
109.31 9.11 8.36
0.75
calendar
year. (0.04)
MONTHLY
MONTHLY
15.01
0.05
1.09
TRANSPORTATION

10.41
10.37 (0.04) 31.23 93.30 124.53 10.38 10.55 (0.17)

0.23
The
increase
is
mainly
attributed
1.02
2.64
(0.17)
(1.40)
SECURITY
13.92 15.01 1.09 41.76 135.12 176.88 14.74 14.42 0.32


1.45 in

AMBULANCE
8.12
1.45
9.44
1.45
1.32
0.00

4.35
84.95
13.08

17.43
9.11
1.45
8.36
1.46
(0.01)

10.37

DUES DETAILS BELOW

24.36
109.31
0.75
to increases
Security (0.04)
$0.32,
Cable

CABLE

10.37
35.37

1.68
101.07
318.37
1.64
35.37
15.01
1.69
1.09
TRANSPORTATION
33.69
10.41
(0.04)

31.23
93.30
419.44
124.53
34.95
10.38
33.31
10.55
(0.17)
$1.64, and
a Millennium
Legal

0.13
IRRIGATION

1.09

1.22
3.27
10.98

14.25

1.19

1.18
1.22
2.64
(1.40)
SECURITY

13.92
15.01
0.13
1.09
41.76
135.12
176.88
14.74
14.42
0.01
0.32


0.05

1.45

AMBULANCE
1.45 1.45 0.00 4.35 13.08 17.43 1.45 1.46 (0.01)
Fund of1.41
$.53.
Both
Security
and

TOTAL
68.68 35.37
72.87 1.68
4.19 101.07
206.04 318.37
655.81 419.44
861.85 34.95
71.82 33.31
69.28 1.64
2.54
35.37
1.69
CABLE
33.69
Cable increases
are covered

68.73
1.40 by UCO

1.22
0.13
IRRIGATION
1.09 1.22 0.13 3.27 10.98 14.25 1.19 1.18 0.01

DUES DETAIL:

1.41
0.05
contracts.
3.82
(2.26)
LAUNDRY

0.18

0.23 4.19
0.05

0.54

2.10

2.64

0.22

0.22 2.54
0.00

TOTAL

68.68
72.87
206.04
655.81
861.85
71.82
69.28
There
is no
increase in1.40

- the Pooled
LAUNDRY INCOME
(0.18) (0.23) (0.05) (0.54) (2.10) (2.64) (0.22) (0.18) (0.04)

68.73
64.91
REPORTER
1.19 1.02 (0.17) 3.57 9.17 12.74 1.06 1.16 (0.10)

DUES DETAIL:
Infrastructure
Reserve. 3.66
The
annual


REPORTER INCOME

(1.19)
(1.02)
(9.17)
(12.74)
(1.06)
(1.19)

3.82

(2.26)
LAUNDRY

0.18

0.23 0.17
0.05
(3.57)
0.54

2.10

2.64

0.22

0.22 0.13
0.00
funding will
remain at $700,000.

GENERAL & ADMIN.
(0.67)

0.07

0.74 (2.01)
0.63 (1.38)
0.18 (0.04)
(0.30)

LAUNDRY INCOME
(0.18)
(0.23)
(0.05)
(0.54)
(2.10)
(2.64) (0.12)
(0.22)
(0.18)
MILLENNIUM RESERVE FUND

0.53

0.53

4.77

4.77 1.06
0.40


0.40


REPORTER
1.19
1.02
(0.17)
3.57
9.17
12.74
1.16

(0.10)
The 64.91
details
of the3.66
proposed

0.23

0.05
INFRASTRUCTURE RESERVE

7.43

7.43
(0.00)
22.29
89.13

7.43
6.85


REPORTER INCOME

(1.19)
(1.02)

0.17
(3.57)
66.84
(9.17)
(12.74)
(1.06)
(1.19)
0.58
0.13


(0.17)
MAINTENANCE

1.36
0.07
1.41
0.74
0.05
(2.01)
4.08
12.70
16.78

1.40
0.18
1.32
0.08
budget 1.02
as
shown
in the
detailed


GENERAL & ADMIN.

(0.67)
0.63
(1.38)
(0.12)
(0.30)
0.21 0.02
MILLENNIUM RESERVE FUND


0.53

0.53


4.77

4.77

0.40


0.40
costs, the
budget
summary
and the
0.23
0.21

TOTAL DUES
7.43
8.12
7.43
9.44

1.32
22.29
24.36
66.84
84.95
109.31
7.43
9.11
6.85
8.36
0.58
0.75

0.05
INFRASTRUCTURE RESERVE

(0.00)

89.13
blended1.02
rate
calculation(0.17)
are for the
0.02
(0.04)

MAINTENANCE
1.36 1.41 0.05 4.08 12.70 16.78 1.40 1.32 0.08
(2.12)
0.21

0.02
property2.12
managers.
0.21 TOTAL DUES
8.12 9.44 1.32 24.36 84.95 109.31 9.11 8.36 0.75

,000
,000

3.82
0.02
2.12
64.91

,000

3.82

(2.26)
(0.04)
(2.12)

3.66

(2.26)

,000

64.91

3.66

,000
,000

7.43
0.53
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0.53

,000
,000
,000

7.43
72.87

0.53
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UCO PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET COMPAR

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S E C TI O N A
0.53
4.19

UCO Delegate Assembly Minutes ......... A2


Presidents Message ........................... A3

72.87 Meetings

4.19
Monthly
.............................
A3
2016 UCO Budget ............................... A4
Vice Presidents Reports...................... A5
Letters to the Editor ........................... A6
Here Come the Candidates .................. A7
Electronic Voting Presentation ............ A8
Just call 211 ..................................... A13
Theater Review ................................ A16

Please turn to page A32 for more budget info

INSIDE
Why Should We Vote? ....................... A19
The Reader's Corner.......................... A22
What's in a Name? ............................ A28
Climate What?.................................. A29
Entertainment ................................. A31

Opinion.............................................. B9
WPRF News ...................................... B10
Play Review: The History Boys........... B13
Nutrition & Health............................ B16
Library News .................................... B17
Sports .............................................. B18
Recreation ....................................... B19
Political ........................................... B21
Century Village Class Schedule .......... B23
Classified ......................................... B25
Bus Schedule ................................... B27
Around Century Village..................... B28

REMINDER
E L E G AT E M E E T I N G
MONTHLY BUS SCHEDULE SEE PAGED B21
SEC TION B

Friday 1/8/16

9:30 a.m. in the Theater

MONTHLY BUS SCHEDULE SEE PAGE


B21
Read recent back issues at:
New Years Resolutions Broken?........... B1
Local Dining: Clematis St. Eats ............ B2
Martin Luther King Jr.......................... B3
Organizational News .......................... B6

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MONTHLY BUS SCHEDULE SEE PAGE B27


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UCO Delegate Assembly Minutes


D E C E M B E R 4 , 2 015
The meeting was called to
order at 9:30 AM by President
David Israel. The Pledge of Allegiance
was led by Capt.Bruckner. There was
a moment of silence observed to
remember the victims in the recent
terrorist act in California.
A quorum was met with 161
delegates in attendance.
This meeting is being videotaped
and Ed Grossman is recording.

correction or additions; the report


was accepted as written. Howard
reminded the delegates that we will
be voting on the new budget, Jan. 8,
2016. If you have questions, call or
come into his office at UCO.

New Business

report was given by Capt.


Bruckner. This month there were
no violent crimes. 2 thefts and 3
cases of fraud were reported. Several
traffic violations as traffic increases,
also a reminder to be very aware of
computer scams, also be aware of
surroundings and be alert when
shopping.
He talked briefly of the terrorist
act in California. There is a video as
what to do when an Active shooter
alert is given. Internet address will
be given later at security meeting.
There is a PBSO sponsoring Free
Shredding event Jan. 9th, 2016, from
9AM to 1PM at the CVS on the corner
of Military Trail and Okeechobee
Blvd.
Question for Capt. Bruckner How
do you notify all residents in event
of a shooter? Ans. Electronically-if
possible things happen fast. First
responders get there within minutes.
Difficult with multiple variables.

The order of business is changed


due to a full agenda...
Linda
Gibbs
from
HBAHonest Ballot Association made a
presentation about her company,
which will be conducting the UCO
election in March, 2016.
This
company, established in 1909 by
Teddy Roosevelt, is dedicated to
the principle that an honest vote is
essential for the preservation and
enhancement of the American way of
life. HBA is helping to modernize the
voting procedures, including helping
replace paper ballots with touch
screen, etc.
A demonstration of the electronic
voting machine will be held in
Classroom C at the conclusion of the
delegates meeting. Associations, be
sure you have your delegates listed on
the voter roles, as the person eligible
to vote for your association.
Claudine
Finklestein
made
a Motion to adopt proposed
amendment change.
Marilyn P.
seconded the motion. Changes from
original wording are in bold and/or
struck thru:

Minutes (included

ARTICLE XI

PBSO

in the packet)
there were no corrections, comments
or questions. Dave Israel accepted the
minutes as presented.
Due to a full agenda and time
constraints the guests, County Court
Judge Candidate Ettie Feistmann,
group 15 and candidate Lisa
Grossman for Judge in Group 7 were
given time for an introduction only.

Treasurers Report

(included
in packet) Howard Obrien gave
the Treasurers report, hearing no

D. Method Of Amendment
Amendments to the UCO Bylaws
shall be proposed by any of the
following methods:
1. By the UCO Officers' Committee
2. By the UCO Advisory Committee.
3. By any UCO member. It must
be submitted in writing together
with a petition signed by at least
twenty-five (25) members. All
proposals for amendment to the
Bylaws shall be submitted to the

Advisory Committee, which after


due consideration, shall make its
recommendations to the Officers'
Committee.
The Officers' Committee, after
due deliberation, shall present the
amendment
proposal
to
the Executive Board with its
recommendation for approval or
disapproval.
The Executive Board, after due
deliberation, shall either approve or
disapprove
the
amendment
proposal
as
presented.
The
amendment proposal, if approved
as presented or as amended,
shall then be published in the
next issue of the UCO Reporter
and shall be read and considered
by the Delegate Assembly at the
meeting immediately following its
publication.
The recommendations of the
Officers' Committee and Executive
Board
shall be offered as part of the
discussion. Approval of the proposed
amendment(s)
requires
an
affirmative vote of not less than 2/3
(two-thirds)of the seated Delegates.
Vote taken by show of handsoverwhelming vote in favor. Passed!
Paul made a motion to Donate
$5000 to Honor Flight for WWII
Veterans, seconded by Joyce R.
Discussion followed. Vote taken by
show of hands, overwhelming
support for, 3 against. Motion Passes

Flight
Barb C. Seasons Greeting to all.
Jan 8, Jewish family services will
be here to assist any family in
need
Howard Friday Jan 8, 2016 we vote
on the budget for 2016. This same
info was given to PMs for their use
in preparing association budgets.
If you have Questions, on your
budget, call or come in to UCO
office, see Howard.
Don F Thanks to all for assistance,
working on signage for UCO
property only.
(Will help
associations also)

Good of the Order

Jerry K. announced Dec


Presidents Assoc. meeting

10

Question.
What happened to
Centenarians party? Ans. Only 4
eligible having private affair for
each of them.
Forum for officers election at
Medical center, Dec. 15, 10am1pm
Question- where is money for
electronic
election
coming
from? Ans. It is in the budget for
elections.
Stuart R. apologized for rude
behavior last meeting.
Information for Bios for election
needed for UCO Reporter

Bob M. Residents need to be more


aware of the AMR benefits

QuestionDo we have licensed


CAM? Legal? Ans. No, but
working on getting license. Yes,
only if negotiating contracts, no.

Comcast knows nothing about $2


HBO. A representative has been
hired and we hope to be seeing
him very soon.

Active Shootervideo Presented by


DEA & FBI instructors. Instruct
you on what to do and not to do.
Jan. 15, 2016, 9:30 AM Rm C.

Committee reports:

Pat S. Mark Friedman presentation


Dec 11,2015 10AM
Joy V. Honor flight opening
ceremony, Donations are accepted,
Ck payable to S. E. Honor

Motion to adjourn. The meeting


adjourned at 11:09 AM
Respectfully Submitted,
John Hess, Recording Secretary

EDITORIAL

Off to a Great Start


BY M Y R O N S I LV E R M A N & J OY V E S TA L
What a great way to start off a New
Year! All the associations that have
Brown & Brown Insurance have
learned that we will have a 20-25%
decrease in our insurance rates for
our buildings. We understand this
is partially due to more companies
entering the Florida market with
the absence of storms in the past few
years. Thank heaven for the good
weather. The UCO budget will be
presented and voted on this month.

There is a $2.45 increase. Really not


bad considering the continuous
improvements that we see being made
almost every day. The WPRF budget
has decreased by 98 cents. This may
not seem like much but as the old
saying goes, every little bit helps. The
Officers and Operations Committee
had many long and exacting meetings
with Eva Rachesky and her staff
going over their proposed budget.
We all were mindful that, yes, there

are improvements to be made to the


clubhouse and other WPRF facilities,
but they must be done in the most
financially astute way.
Remember the UCO Elections will
be held March 4th. This year voting
will be conducted using electronic
equipment. This should make the
process easier, efficient, and will be
overseen by a company with a great
record for conducting elections
for many years with an excellent

reputation. It's most important


that all associations have filed their
delegates names so there will be no
confusion that day.
So, all in all, we're off to a good
start. Hopefully it will continue
for our Village. Thanks to all the
building officers who give their time
and effort to help their residents.

Happy Holidays!

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Current and back issues of our community newspaper, UCO meetings and Channel 63 shows are also available at this address.

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A3

The
Presidents
Report
By Dave Israel

State of UCO
Operations
In accordance with the Bylaws, The
President of UCO shall submit a report of
the operations of UCO for the preceding
year to the January meeting of the Delegate
Assembly, or may publish his report in the
UCO Reporter.
As I write this, the associations in
the UCO-Brown & Brown Insurance
program are thinking about what
to do with the 25% savings on their
insurance premiums. This is a result
of special effort by our Insurance
Committee. From the beginning of
my administration, I have insisted
on an RFP & Bid process, which has
revealed and developed new markets
and competitors. This is what UCO
is all about, and is but the tip of the
iceberg as testimony to the fact that
the State of UCO Operations is great.
My philosophy of UCO operations
is embodied in a few words: Service,
fiscal responsibility, and fiduciary
integrity. Our capacity to provide
services, such as Barcode Decals on
Demand, has improved even further
by expanding the service to WPRF.
This is the direct result of cultivating
a spirit of cooperation with WPRF
management, in contrast to the bad
old days of constant adversarial
confl ict.
Fiscal responsibility is reflected
in the fact that we have finally swept
away the paper-pushing accounting,
engendered by multiple unnecessary
accounts, in favor of electronic bill
pay. And I must note that despite the
woe is me philosophy of a few, UCO
has built up our Reserves to now
three million dollars, which is rising
slowly but steadily.
UCOs efforts, through the
guidance
of
the
Operations
Committee (composed of UCO and
WPRF personnel), has resulted in
a reduction of nearly one million
dollars in the initial WPRF budget
proposal for 2016, transforming
an $8.00/month/unit proposed
increase, to a 97 cent decrease in the
WPRF 2016 dues.
In a general sense, our Village has
never looked better. The landscaping
sightlines, enhanced by continuous

upgrades of the irrigation system,


are excellent, providing a favorable
impression to prospective buyers. We
have initiated a program of asphalt
repairs starting with the perimeter
road walkway and the bus stops,
which is proceeding slowly but
deliberately. The inevitable result has
been a slow and steady increase in
apartment prices and sales volume.
All in all, excellent results.
The steady build-out of our
Information
Technology
(IT)
infrastructure has improved our
ability in UCO and the Reporter to
process data, research our history and
as a result avoid repeating mistakes,
which saves us money. I must note
that the UCO Reporter, our Village
newspaper, has never looked better.
Such IT improvements will
be immediately obvious to our
electorate, when they vote on touchscreen devices for the first time in
UCO history in the March 2016 UCO
election.
More UCO meetings are being
video-recorded and displayed on
Channel 63, the Our Village Blog, and
our website. More emailed minutes
and PSA's are being sent to our unit
owners by way of our Information
Forward Initiative. In this arena of
IT, the state of UCO is excellent. But
there is much more to do, which I
hope to accomplish, if reelected.
As of this past year, UCO has
eliminated three paid positions,
thus saving our unit owners over one
hundred thousand dollars. There has
been no loss of services as a result;
all tasks have been transitioned to
volunteers.
Finally, I must give special mention
to your UCO officer corps. With
another year under their collective
belts, there is improved synergy in
their combined operations: in a few
words, things are getting done. Thus
it may be said that the guidance of
UCO officers, in combination with
the various committees, has resulted
in another productive year, and that
the State of UCO operations is good!

LOST AND FOUND


Please check with the Clubhouse Staff Office
to see if your lost items were found. For items
lost at Hastings, check with Security.
Found items will be held for 6 months, then
donated to a local charity.

January 2016

UCO Monthly Meetings


FRIDAY JAN 1
MONDAY JAN4
TUES JAN 5
WED JAN 6
FRI JAN 8

UCO CLOSED
EXECUTIVE BOARD
TRANSPORTATION
PROGRAM & SERVICES
DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
REPORTER
SECURITY
STUDIO 63
BROADBAND
COP
CERT
NOMINATIONS
INSURANCE
BIDS
OPERATIONS
OFFICERS
MARK FRIEDMAN/
DISASTER PREPARE
EXECUTIVE BOARD
TRANSPORTATION
PROGRAM & SERVICES
DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
REPORTER
SECURITY

TUES JAN 12
WED JAN 13
THURS JAN 14
MON JAN 18
TUES JAN 19
THURS JAN 21
TUES JAN 26
THURS JAN 28
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UCO OFFICERS
President David Israel
Joy Vestal

Vice Presidents
Bob Marshall Barbara Cornish

Fausto Fabbro

Treasurer Howard O'Brien


Corresponding Secretary Pat Sealander
Recording Secretary John Hess

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Mary Patrick Benton

Ruth Bernhard-Dreiss

Susie Byrnes

Milton Cohen

Ken Davis

Linda DiLoreto

Herbert Finkelstein

George Franklin

David Givens

Jackie Karlan

Jean Komis

George Loewenstein

George Pittell

Mike Rayber

Stewart Richland

Toni Salometo

David Saxon

Myron Silverman

Esther Sutofsky

Lori Torres

EDITORIAL POLICY
The UCO Reporter promises to continue its long held beliefs that this
publication will print articles to inform our residents of the important issues
concerning our Village. We promise to seek the truth and to print both sides
of an issue, to open dialogue to inform our readers, not to create controversy.
We promise to listen to your concerns and to treat all our residents with
courtesy and respect. Your opinion is valuable to us and will be considered in
our decision for publication. These are the criteria for publication:
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Letters to the Editor should be limited to 250
words, and must be e-mailed (ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com) to the Reporter
by the 7th of the month prior to publication. Your opinions are important to
us, but please refrain from gossip, innuendo, nasty or inflammatory remarks.
Letters deemed to be inappropriate, inflammatory or libelous will be returned
by the Staff for revision or removal. All letters must include the name, address
and phone number of the author. No letters from UCO Reporter staff will be
published. They may however have the opportunity to submit an opinion
article also limited to 250 words.
ARTICLES: Articles for inclusion should be limited to 500 words, e-mailed
(ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com) to the Reporter by the 7th of the month prior
to the month of publication. All articles will be limited to one per writer. The
topic of your article is of your choosing, but the Staff has the discretion to edit
it with your approval or reject it based on the above stipulations. All articles
must include the name, address and phone number of the author.

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Submit no later than February 5, 2016. Return this form via email to ruthphild@aol.com

or drop off at UCO Reporter during business hours.


NAME:
ASSOCIATION:
OFFICE you are running for:
YEARS IN CENTURY VILLAGE:
Dates:
CENTURY VILLAGE EXPERIENCE, include dates:

CAREER EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATION (Highest Level Attained and Institution):

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A5

UCO OFFICER'S REPORTS

Joy Vestal

Fausto Fabbro

Howard OBrien

Barbara Cornish

Cambridge Canterbury
Chatham Dorchester
Kent Northampton
Sussex

Andover Bedford Dover


Golf's Edge Greenbrier
Kingswood Oxford
Southampton

UCO Treasurer

Berkshire Camden
Hastings Salisbury
Somerset Wellington
Windsor

Volunteers all. Think about it, a


village with a 7- million- dollar
budget run by volunteers. Also your
own building, all volunteers as well.
Most of us are retired and never
thought we would be working again.
Especially for free! Well, we are and
were enjoying it, too. Sometimes
there are volunteers that stand out
in our minds. Recently I had the
pleasant experience of working with
just one of them.
A resident came into my office and
told me he was having a very serious
problem with his unit involving
a leak that he thought was being
caused by an upstairs unit. I followed
up by calling the officers in his
building. I reached the president and
a vice-president. What a rewarding
experience that was for me. I was kept
informed by these officers on steps
being taken to address this issue. I
was later informed that the problem
was being corrected. I thanked them
for their efforts and concern. But,
you know what -- I didnt hear back
from the resident. I wonder if he took
the efforts of all the officers involved
for granted?
Do you?

I want to wish all the residents of


Century Village a Happy Holiday
Season and Happy New Year.
My wish for the New Year is that
we all work together to make our
Village a better place to live.

Bob Marshall
Coventry Easthampton
Norwich Plymouth
Sheffield Stratford
Waltham
Happy Holidays to my Neighbors in
Century Village!
May the New Year be happy and
Healthy.
Continue bringing your AMR
billing errors to the office in order for
us to get the errors corrected for you.
Bring your COMCAST problems
to us and hopefully we can help solve
some of these problems.

Additional Hours and


Location for Barcode
Installation
Residents who are unable to get
their auto decal during regular
business hours:
MondayFriday
9:00am12:00pm and 1:00pm4:00pm

Please call for an appointment


561 640-3120 Ext. 4

As of December 31, 2015, UCO


continues to have a strong
cash position of approximately
$3,040,000. Of this amount,
$2,547,000 represents the Pooled
Infrastructure Reserves that will
continue to be built this year. This
reflects an increase of $284,000 from
last month.
The current level of funding
the Infrastructure Reserve for the
2015-2016 Budget Year will continue
until reliable information becomes
available suggesting a change to the
current assumptions. It is anticipated
that the current annual funding
of $700,000 to the Infrastructure
Reserve will continue in the next
year.
The details of the Pooled
Infrastructure Reserves have been
previously printed in the Reporter,
but copies are available upon request.
For the nine months of the
2015-2016 Budget, Revenues were
approximately $5,400,000, which is
about $115,000 more than Budget.
This is attributed to overpayments
by property managers.
Expenses for the same period were
about $5,066,000. The expenses were
$219,000 less than Budget. Overall,
these variances produce a net
favorable variance of approximately
$115,000 for the nine months of the
current Budget for 2015-2016.
Additionally, for the calendar and
fiscal year of 2015, UCO has estimated
income of $6,713,000 compared
with expenses of $6,657,000, which
produces a positive variance of
$56,000 for the year. These amounts
are preliminary and subject to audit
and revision.

I know many Century Village


associations are preparing for their
annual meetings. If I can help, or if
you want me to attend an association
meeting, call me at UCO (561-6839189) or on my cell (561-707-4363).
I want to thank our Maintenance
Coordinator, Donald Foster, for his
efforts with our holiday lighting
installation. There were some weather
related delays on this project and he
worked hard to see the thing through
to completion. It is a pleasure to see
projects being followed up on and
finished.
The bus contract is coming due a
year from now. I would appreciate any
input from residents, and particularly
from bus riders. Any reasonable
suggestions would be welcomed. Our
Transportation Committee meets on
the first Tuesday of each month in
the Clubhouse card room.
If you encounter any volunteer
usher that you feel you want to
acknowledge, please call me at
UCO. All of our volunteers deserve
our thanks, and exemplary service
should be recognized.
I hear lot of rattling about a bylaw
amendment that would bring back
term limits. It is, and always has been
my opinion that we DON'T need
term limits. Use your power of voting
to choose the homeowner that you
want to serve you at UCO. We should
never restrict any one person from
running.
I am sure everyone out there is tired
of hearing that we need volunteers...
but we do. If you can give one or two
days and can operate a computer,
please call us.
Wishing everyone a very Peaceful,
Healthy and Happy New Year

NOTARY PUBLIC AND


PHOTOCOPY SERVICE AT UCO:
Notary public service is available at the
UCO Office 2102 West Drive, just outside
the Okeechobee Boulevard gates.
Need a photocopy?
Sure, we can do that for you too.
There is no charge to our residents for
these services.

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LETTERS TO THE
EDITOR

Welcome to

Century Village!
All new residents to Century Village are
invited to attend the

Letter from PRPC Vice-President


Regarding Delegates Meeting
The Editors of the UCO Reporter
had the audacity to berate PRPC
representatives for their questioning
of the County officials at the
November Delegates meeting. PRPC
did not arrange for those officials to
attend the meeting, however after
they made their statements about
the conditions of the golf course
property, as the Vice President of
PRPC I felt it was an opportunity
for the residents in attendance at
the Delegates meeting to know some
facts.
The Editors comment in their
article that it would have been a
better idea to ask for an appointment
should have checked their facts first
to find that over the last many years
there have been numerous meetings,
e-mails and telephone calls with
County Code Enforcement and other
County Officials concerning the
maintaining of this property. Code
Enforcement was aware that 2 Public
Hearings with Special Magistrates
had determined that the entire
property was to be maintained or
the owner of the property would be
fined. In fact this year the Director
of Code Enforcement (who attended
the Delegates meeting) had issued
a new violation stating the same
determination for the entire property.
Why then isnt it happening?? That
was why I approached them for an
answer.

The Editors stated it was


confrontational on the part of PRPC
to question their actions however,
I had an opportunity to actually
confront the County Attorney who
attended our Delegates meeting as she
had appeared at one of the meetings
with a Special Magistrate and had
agreed with their determination. I
did not want to embarrass her in front
of the Delegates so I did not do that.
Unfortunately the constant changing
of code regulations regarding this
issue has been confusing at the least.
The Editors article about this
issue is an unconscionable attack on
PRPC whose only intent is to protect
the health, welfare and life style of
the residents of Century Village. As to
the Editors opinions and comments
about Good of the Order, their
statements are also an affront to
the residents who try to present
their issues at that portion of the
meeting. Do the Editors not believe
in giving the right of free speech? Do
the Editors only want to hear issues
that THEY agree with? I believe the
Editors are taking advantage of their
opportunity to print whatever they
care to, but try to stifle others.
Note: I expect to send this to the
Editors to print in their next issue of
the UCO Reporter, lets see if they have
the professionalism to do so.
Honey Sager

Century Village is Changing All the Time


The letter in last months UCO
Reporter is not my words or thoughts.
The author took one or two sentences
and wrote a large misleading story.
I believe Century Village WPB is
different in population from when
I moved here 15 years ago. Different
is not a bad thing. Life is made of
change. The village change is from
our grounds to our population,
which is a good thing. Let us grow
and live.
Century Village to me, is a place

where I can and do enjoy many


friends and friendships, new and long
standing. We have the opportunity
to expand our activities in the many
clubs and various cultural events and
amenities. Its a wonderful place to
live and spend your golden years.
Dr. Roni Stein
The UCO Reporter stands by the
author and her story.

Newcomers Meeting
January 21, 2016
Century Village
Clubhouse
The UCO Welcome Committee will provide
information about Century Village clubs and events,
UCO services, and other Community related topics.

Snacks will be served.

Rock'n'Roll
Dance Party
Club
Every Tuesday Night
R&B, Motown, Funk,
Disco, Swing, Rock N
Roll Music

7:30pm-9pm
Ballroom Music
from 6pm-7:30pm
The Great
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Every Tuesday
Night
Main Clubhouse
Party Room
6:00 pm - 9 pm
All Welcome! BYO drinks and
refreshments. Enjoy!

Visit your Web site:


www.ucoreporter.com
24 Camden A, West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Tel: 561-683-9336 / Fax: 561-683-2830
Email: ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com
Send photos to: ucoreporterpix@gmail.com
Office hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Mon.-Thurs.
Fri: By Appointment
Your Volunteer Staff
Co-Editor.........................................Myron Silverman
Co-Editor.................................................... Joy Vestal
Associate Editors.............................. Anita Buchanan,
Donald Foster, Lanny Howe
Office Manager......................................Mary Patrick
Asst. Advertising Manager...........Elaine Maes-Morey
Sports..........................Irwin J. Cohen & Sam Milham
Copy Editor.....................................Roberta Hofmann
Copy Editor...........................................Roberta Levin
Copy Editor...........................................Andre Legault
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Staff....................Diane Andelman, Nicole Boulanger,
Lillian Lam, Jody E. Lebel, Bobbi Levin,
Irv Rikon, Maria Tennariello,
Ginger Veglia, Lenore Velcoff

The UCO Reporter is a monthly publication


distributed within Century Village in West
Palm Beach. It is the official publication of
Century Village. For advertising information,
please call 561-683-9336. Editorial submissions
are welcome, but subject to editing at the
publisher's discretion. Facts and statements
expressed in the editorial content are not
necessarily those of the UCO Reporter. All
content is copyrighted and may not be
reprinted, copied or reproduced without
written permission from the Publisher. 2015.

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A7

Here Come
the
Candidates

Now Serving The Western Communities


For Over 27 Years

BY RUTH BERNHARD
Its that time of year once again when
UCO delegates elect their officers and
executive board members. Apologies
for the conflicting instructions in
the December issue of the Reporter.
The e-mail address in the outline to
be followed was in contradiction to
the article by Anita Buchanan. The
correct e-mail address for all bios is
ruthphild@aol.com.
It is advantageous to the candidate
to follow the outline in the December
issue of the Reporter, Section A, Page
6, because it helps the reader to see
at a glance what information would
be helpful to them as delegate voters.
Writing a bio in story form tends
to present many more words than
needed and the reader is apt not to
read it at all because it is too wordy.
This form has been used over the
years and has proven to be a good
form to follow for both the candidate
and the Reporter when it is ready for
publication.
Having said that, the headings in
the bio outline form are:

Name
Association Bldg.
(no unit
number, no telephone number)
Office you are running for
President, VP, Treasurer, Recording
Secretary,
Correspondence
Secretary or Executive Board
No. of Years in Century Village
Dates
Education
Career Experience
UCO/CV Experience
In order to run for office, you must
spend at least 9 months of the year in
residency here in Century Village.
Executive Board candidates are
permitted 250-word bios. Officers are
allowed some leeway, if needed. You
may submit a photo if you have one,
otherwise a Reporter photographer
will take one after the meeting on
Feb. 5th, the deadline for all bios,
including those nominated from the
floor.

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BY DONALD FOSTER
At the December Delegate
Assembly,
Century
Village Homeowners were
introduced to Linda Gibbs,
President of Honest Ballot
Association, the New York
based company that has
been selected to administer
the March, 2016 UCO
Elections.
Following
her
presentation, Ms. Gibbs
answered questions about
the new voting procedure,
and stressed her companys
non-partisan hands off
policy for corporate voting,
data security and auditable
paper trail that will ensure
accuracy and accountability.
UCO President David
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review their Associations
Delegate and Alternate New voting machines for UCO
Delegate lists before the March
Following the Delegate Assembly,
elections. On Election Day, voting homeowners were invited to
will be on a first come, first served Classroom C, where a functional
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Staff & Class Office............. Ext. 0
Ticket Office....................... Ext. 1
WPRF Maintenance Office.. Ext. 2
WPRF Accounts Receivable. Ext. 3
I.D. Office............................ Ext. 4
Administrative Office.......... Ext. 5
Main Clubhouse Security.... Ext. 6
Hastings Security................ Ext. 7

further questions answered by HBA


representatives.
Century Village Homeowners who
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Gym Trainers...................... Ext. 9
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For those interested in making donations to
this very worthy cause, please make checks
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Checks (NO CASH)


can be dropped off at the
UCO Ofce or
Staff Ofce in the Main Clubhouse
All donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank You

KICK OFF PARTY FOR


HONOR FLIGHT
Join the Honor Flight committee Friday, January 8, 11 am in the Clubhouse
Party Room for a celebration to kick off the drive for contributions for the
HONOR FLIGHT. Meet some of the vets who will be going on the flight in
April. Light refreshments will be served.
Dont forget to bring your checkbook!
Honor Flight Committee
Eva Rachesky, WPRF Vice-President
Joy Vestal, UCO Vice-President
Milt Cohen, Retired NYPD

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Volunteers may select their own work days. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
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BY LENORE VELCOFF
When you dont know where to
turn, just call 211. This is a 24/7/365
service funded in part by the United
Way of Palm Beach County. Started
in 1971, this program for Seniors is a
free service called Sunshine. All you
have to do is call 211 and you will
receive a daily call sometime between
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To receive this telephone call,
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be homebound or disabled. Every
day over 600 people hear a friendly
voice calling to make sure that they
are fine. If necessary, your caller
will contact further assistance. If
211 does not receive an answer when
they call you, they will call a friend or
neighbor to stop in for reassurance.
They can even remind you to take
your medication at a certain time.
There are many other services they

can direct you to. They have a


crisis intervention team, a condo
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consolidated credit counseling, an
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veterans benefits.
When you dont know where to
turn, 211 is there. The staff is highly
trained and accredited. They can
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physical and mental health related
programs, transportation and food
opportunities. They will listen to
your situation and help you find
answers. They are your partner in
locating community services. All
their help is confidential. If you feel
stressed or depressed, just call 211.
Remember, their mission is to
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your individual needs.

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Get In Line
BY DOM GUARNAGIA
As we welcome our returning
winter residents to Century Village,
we find traffic backing up at both
entrances with the occasional
inability to make a left turn onto
either the West Drive or the Haverhill
Rd. entrance. Our new security
guards are properly requesting your
ID with a smile, whether you are a
resident or you are a guest.
A large number of residents have
put off acquiring a bar code decal,
which would reduce the number of
vehicles using the guardhouse lane.
Many of us enter the Village
several times a day. Accidents
occur when stagnant cars and
drivers become aggravated and
apprehensive,
especially
when
crossing incoming vehicles while
traversing traffic entering from the
service road. A decal, quickly applied

for at the UCO office for a one-time


fee of five dollars ($5.00) will reduce
much consternation. This is one
small expense that will continue to
expedite entering the Village for five
years.
UCO is making a concerted
effort to report street light outages.
FPL, however, will respond only
when there are ten or more lights
out. Please be aware that using your
high beams when approaching an
oncoming vehicle can be blinding for
the other driver. Common courtesy
requires drivers to lower their high
beams until the approaching vehicle
passes. Observing the speed limit
(25 MPH) will reduce the need to
see further than the low beams can
illuminate. Be safe and sensible and
enjoy the holidays. Happy New Year.

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AT CENTURY VILLAGE CLUBHOUSE:


THEATER REVIEW
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Programs at the CENTURY
VILLAGE CLUBHOUSE THEATER
are something to look forward to
each new season. The folks who
produce our shows have always come
up with winners, and this year we're
surely off to a really good start.
THE NATIONAL CIRCUS AND
ACROBATS, direct from Beijing,
had the audience lustily cheering
the young Chinese performers..
Indeed, their acts were wonderful. I
seldom use the word "wonderful" to
describe theater performances. Used
often, it has become trite. But I'm
using the word in its original sense:
While watching the onstage doings,
I wondered, How do they do that?
For instance, two fellows, one
dressed in a white suit and wearing a
white hat, the other garbed in simple
black clothes, standing roughly ten
feet apart, began throwing wooden
juggler's sticks at each other. Then,
not missing a beat, not dropping
a stick, they began taking off their
clothes. Hat, jackets, pants, shirts
were removed until the two stood
in their underwear. As they juggled,
they managed to hang the other's

clothes on heavy, long clothes racks.


Still juggling, they changed position,
the clothes racks getting tossed to the
other mixed in with the sticks. Then
they redressed, continuing to juggle,
not missing a beat, not dropping
a stick until both had completely
buttoned shirts, zipped pants and
now stood facing the audience with
smiles on their faces. How could
viewers not cheer?
But I can answer my own question.
They do that because of years of
practice and discipline. They start
when they are just kids and keep
at it. I trust that everyone has seen
jugglers. But there's more to it here:
Greater coordination is needed for
a juggler who works with a partner.
What truly separates an act like
this from others is the impeccable
teamwork.
What I've described was but one
act among many. These acrobats
formed a large troupe. Costumes
of both the handsome boys and the
lovely girls were mostly distinctively
Chinese and colorful. Silk garments
of blue and gold adorned the girls,
although their bright red clothing

was most memorable.


The girl's acts were also wonderful.
At one point, they formed a human
pyramid. All had parasols, which
they whirled about. But the top girl,
upside down, whirled parasols with
both hands and feet. She was so
high above the stage floor, her foot
parasols for a moment appeared to
touch the stage's ceiling. Merely to
get down from atop such a pyramid
without anyone getting hurt requires
a team effort. One certainly has to
cheer and applaud that!
There was much more:
The
Clubhouse presented a terrific show.
"Terrific": Isn't that another of those
overused words? Maybe, but still, I
truly enjoyed the Chinese Acrobats!
Several days later to the
Clubhouse Theatre came THE
BEST OF BROADWAY - THE
MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD
WEBBER, which starred four fine
performers. The show opened with
several selections from Jesus Christ,
Superstar and proceeded on to
Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat. The highlights of course
came from Evita and The Phantom

of the Opera.
The Phantom of this presentation
had a voice that ranges from countertenor, which is close to soprano,
to a low tenor or even, a bass.
Additionally, he was a good actor.
The pretty blond soprano acted well:
Her rendition of "Don't Cry for Me,
Argentina" caught every dramatic
highlight of the piece. The chemistry
between this couple was charming to
see.
But I have a suggestion to make:
The presenters of a show of this
type should offer a program. Even
if it's only one page with the artists'
names printed on it, that would be
helpful. I cannot name the artists
here. Their names were spoken, but
the performers were unknown to me,
and I cannot, nor can many in the
rest of the audience, completely tell
how special they are until we know
who they are!
Anyway, we appreciated the show
and look forward again to returning
to the Clubhouse Theater for more
Century Village entertainment!

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This is a Catch-22 because it takes a
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taking a little more time often means
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but I can imagine what often happens.
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job of checking people coming in
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His superior criticizes him and says,
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does it in the only way possible, by not
being as thorough. When this happens
a few times, the guard says to
himself, "What is the point of being
thorough? I only get in trouble for it,
so forget this thoroughness business.
I'll pay lip service to it and just be
thorough once in awhile." Soon he is
on the road to taking no pride in his
work and not liking his job. Multiply
this by two dozen employees and you
may have found part of the reason
why gated communities so often
change security companies.
So what's the solution? Surely part
of the solution lies with the security
company having sufficient personnel
on hand, paying them a decent wage,
and being able to move them about.
Our part in this? To pay a little more

for their service so they can pay their


employees more.
But there is another way in which
we can all help, which Jody Lebel
made clear in her December Reporter
article on the new Platinum Security
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It's the lack of following visitor
protocol by the residents that ties
up the gate line. . . . a lot of effort
is spent trying to determine just
who the visitor is coming in to
see. Often guests dont have an
address or even the right spelling
of the last name of the person
they are visiting. Once that is
established, and that takes time,
the guard must call the resident
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to enter. All the while lines of cars
are backing up out to Okeechobee
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guest using the call-in number:
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tradespeople as well, either by name
or their business or both. Please note:
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the day they are expected. And make
sure people you are calling in know
your address, because that is the
primary way they will be listed on the
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generation, thats no reason to
skip out on your civic duty and
not exercise your right to vote,
a prized privilege that people in
other countries fight for. Nowadays
were very inventive when we need
an excuse to stay home on election
day: Its a hassle; I dont like lines;
Theres rain in the forecast; I dont
like politics; I dont like anybody
whos running; My favorite TV show
is on. Dont you find it disturbing
that this generation doesnt mind
that our leaders are being chosen
by someone else? If you dont vote
for what you believe in, others will
do it for you and you may not like
the outcome. Look around at your
neighbors. Which one are you going
to let make the choice for you? And
when you dont participate you have
effectively taken away your right to
complain (something everyone loves
to do) with integrity. Bad officials are
elected by good citizens who dont
vote. Welcome to the Karma Caf,
folks. There are no menus. Everyone
gets what they deserve.

According to Luke Rosiak of the


Washington Times, the turnout for
the 2012 presidential primary was
the lowest on record, at 15.9 percent
of eligible citizens. Millions of votes
were lost. What if you were suddenly
told you could not vote this year, that
your right to vote had been taken
away? You wouldnt like that for
certain. There would be picketing
and angry citizens marching with
signs saying Give us the vote! We
have rights! Where is that passion on
election day?
Dont you deserve a say in
who your choices will be in the
presidential race in November? It is
said, and it is true, that we build our
nation with votes, one vote at a time.
Women suffragettes were jailed and
force fed for three weeks, all for the
right to vote. It is a freedom that your
forefathers fought for, yet you cant
get yourself off the couch? Voting is a
way to speak your mind and let your
voice be heard. When we vote, we are
telling elected officials and lawmakers
how we feel about education, public
safety, social security, health care,
and other important issues. It is an
unfortunate truth that politicians

will sometimes look


at voter turnout
before making key
policy decisions. If a
certain demographic
turnout is high, then
politicians may be
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policy that benefits
that demographic in
order to please them
and
subsequently
retain their support.
Voting often changes
c o m mu n i t i e s . D o
you ever wonder why
one neighborhood
gets passed over
for things it needs,
while another seems
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big reason is voting.
When we vote, we
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we can actually see.
One voice, one vote, really does
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and when we vote and get our family
members to vote, we can truly make
a difference. It was through elections
that we voted in officials who were

champions for civil rights. Voting is


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our own lives and within the world.
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The
Readers Corner
BY LENORE VELCOFF
T H E S T O R I E D L I F E O F A . J. F I K RY
BY G A B R I E L L E Z E V I N
I'm always wary of
books with a lot of
hype even if they
sound good. Most
of the time I end
up not liking them
very much and I
stop reading them
after 50 pages. But
reading a book
about a bookstore
and books and the
people who love them seemed like a
can't-miss proposition to me. The
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Zevin is just such a book.
A.J. is the depressed, recently
widowed owner of an independent

bookstore
on
an island off
the
coast
of
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His sales are
down, and a
valuable
first
edition book has
been stolen.
I
was surprised to
discover early on
that Fikry is so
young to be so bitter - 39 years old.
His life changes when someone leaves
a precious bundle in the bookstore
for him a little girl. There are two
people who turn his quiet life upside

down - Amelia, the persistent sales


rep from Knightley Press, and Maya,
the toddler who is abandoned in his
Island Books one day and worms her
way into A.J.'s heart and home. We
watch as Maya grows and thrives,
and A.J.'s life continues to get better
and better. The characters were very
likable. The relationships between
them endearing. Even the ones
that weren't very nice, you somehow
couldn't help but feel for them too.
The literary references are great.
Each chapter is introduced with
a brief note about a given short
story, many of which I've read.
There is something for everyone:
love, friendship, sorrow, romance,
laughter, unforgettable characters
and writing that sparkles. This
book tells about the importance
of readingsomething dear to my
heart. There is griefsomething
that I am all too familiar withand
overcoming it (done that too).
This is a quick, sweet and very
funny story. This book was a pure
delight. It probably won't change
your life, but it will definitely
brighten your day.3.5 stars

There's nothing cozier to me


than books about books. And this
one is especially cozy. Featuring a
small town island bookshop, quirky
regulars, and an abandoned lovable
child - it has everything you'd want
from a book like this. I especially
enjoyed the literary references, for
such a small book it's packed with
them - and it's always fun (and
admittedly satisfying) to recognize
subtle book references.
This book probably won't change
your life, but it will definitely
brighten your day. It's a short thing,
but it moves fast, which is part of
the problem if you're going to pick it
apart. I didn't feel like I had my time
with the characters. I guess when I
started the story I didn't expect it to
move so swiftly. And in doing so the
character development seems either
suddenly revealed or not there at all.
While this book may at times
be light - it has some important
messages. It's a book that you will
want to pass on to a friend when they
need it.

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submitted a notice of intent to be
a candidate. The Board may not
extend the deadline if it happens to
fall on a weekend or holiday. It is the
Unit owners responsibility to find
a delivery method for that notice
of intent that allows it to reach the
Association in a timely manner.
Thirty-Five (35) days prior to
the annual meeting, a candidate
who wishes to submit a candidate

the names of those persons who


submitted their names. They take
their positions on the Board at the
close of the annual meeting. Coowners of a unit may both be on the
Board only if they own two units or if
there are not enough other qualified
individuals who wish to be on the
Board.
Fourteen (14) days prior to the
annual meeting (or such longer time
frame as your Bylaws may require) the
second notice of the annual meeting
must be mailed or hand delivered to
all Unit owners. The second notice
includes 1) notice; 2) agenda; 3)
ballot for election of directors if an
election is being held; 4) proxy; 5) a
large self addressed envelope with

561.684.1991

No one may cast a ballot for


another individual. A member
cannot give a proxy to another person
and ask them to vote on their behalf
in the election of directors. Proxies
are good for all other votes except the
election of directors.
You do not need a quorum for the
election; only twenty (20) percent of
the voting interests must cast a ballot
to have a valid election.

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JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A27

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Whats in a

NAME?

Everything if youre in the


back of an ambulance.
BY JODY LEBEL
Youd best be aware that the hospital
facility formerly known as the
Columbia Hospital, the very same
one that changed its name to West
Palm Hospital in 2012 to better
reflect the community it serves
according to Dana Oaks, then CEO,
is now scheduled to become JFK
Medical Centers North Campus
in April of 2016. This third name
change in four years is being called a
branding move designed to capitalize
on the highly recognized footprint
of the JFK Medical Center. Located
at 45th Street and Congress in West
Palm Beach, the 245-bed hospital is
owned by Nashville-based Hospital
Corp. of America. HCA officials say
the combined facilities (the other
hospital being JFK Medical Center
in Atlantis) will provide 717 beds
between the two campuses. It is their
assertion that the blending of these
two properties will encompass nearly
every medical specialty known,
such as Cardiac, Neurosciences,
Orthopedics,
Robotics,
and

Oncology to name a few, and will


efficiently meet the needs of patients
throughout Palm Beach County.
The hospital was not originally
named Columbia. A February
11th, 1994, Palm Beach Post article
reported that shareholders approved
a
merger
between
Columbia
Healthcare Corp. and Hospital Corp.
and at that time the hospital was
called Palm Beaches Medical Center
and was owned by Columbia. It was
renamed following the merger but in
2000 the parent company dropped
Columbia from its name.
Is this facility the red-headed
stepchild of Palm Beach County?
This time it is joining what its owners
say will be the largest medical center
in Palm Beach County. It is reported
that currently West Palm Hospital
has a medical staff of 350 and 600
workers. JFK will celebrate their 50th
anniversary in 2016. Lets hope their
newest baby isnt put up for adoption
again any time soon.

Susan Wolfman
RE/MAX DIRECT

Buyer Specialist
561-401-8704 Office
561-340-1980 Fax

Hall of Fame

#1 REMAX
in
Century
Village

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Upper Floor ~ 1 BED/1 BATH
BERKSHIRE WOW!!!! Turnkey, nicely furnished,
walk to both pools ............................................................................. $29,900
SUSSEX K Stunning! New kitchen and bath, tile and laminate
flooring, nicely furnished ................................................................. $39,900
Ground Floor ~ 1 BED/1 BATH
CANTERBURY D Corner, like new kitchen, carpet and wood floors,
furnished, move-in condition, rentable ............................................ $39,900
SOUTHAMPTON B Furnished, park at your door, oversized patio ... $30,000
WINDSOR C Corner, tile throughout, granite counters,
new kitchen & cabinets, near pool ................................................... $30,000

GREENBRIER B
2 bedroom, 2 bath, stunning, turnkey, tile thru-out, hurricane
protection, updated kitchen & baths, must see to believe! ..........$99,900
LUXURY 1 BEDROOM
SOUTHAMPTON C New laminate and ceramic tile, new baths,
like new appliances, completely furnished ..................................... $29,900
WELLINGTON G
WOW!!! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, park at your door. Oversized, completely
renovated, front to back! New kitchen, new baths, like new
appliances, hurricane windows, lovely lake view. ................. $112,500

Upper Floor ~ 1 BED/1 BATH


CANTERBURY F 2nd flr., peaceful location, rentable,
light & bright, priced to sell ............................................................. $27,500
HASTINGS D Buy a lifestyle! Complete with beautful Jaguar auto,
ceramic tile, nicely furn., turnkey. Walk to health club & pools. .... $50,000

OXFORD COLONY
OXFORD 200 2/2 2nd flr., dog friendly, decorator's delight,
tile, updated throughout ........................................................... $69,900

CHATHAM L
2 bedroom, 2 bath, very special upper corner, lake side,
tile throughout, furnished, stunning baths, must see!! ............$69,900

Upper Floor ~ 2 BEDROOM/1 BATH


BEDFORD J Waterview, laminate flooring, some updates,
walk to clubhouse, great price ....................................................... $39,900
KENT D Great price, light & bright, poolside, rentable .................... $39,900

Ground Floor ~ 2 BEDROOM/1 BATH


SUSSEX M Wonderful location, updated, nice floors.
Bring the Kitty! (No dogs, no rental) .............................................. $49,900
KENT N All new construction, laminate floors, new cabinets and
appls., stall shower, new vanities, patio on garden, rentable ......... $59,000

WELLINGTON 2/2's
Wellington L, overlooks water, light & bright, laminate floors,
largest floor plan, friendly association ............................... $69,900

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JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A29

Climate What?

Quel climat ?

B Y A N D R L E G A U LT

PA R A N D R L E G A U LT

The term climate warming was


coined by Professor Wallace Broeker
half a century ago. In 2003, Frank
Luntz, a Republican consultant,
suggested the term climate change.
This satisfied deniers because change
can be up or down.
When we look at current events
such as the annual rise in global
temperatures, the melting of ancient
arctic glaciers, the rising sea levels,
severe floods and droughts, a more
fitting term would be climate
disruption. While we spend money
desperately trying to find life on
Mars, more money is being spent
destroying life on earth. If we fail
to act forcefully to reduce human
activities that are increasing C02
and other forms of pollution, our
grandchildren will end up using
terms like climate destruction and
climate collapse. These apocalyptic
labels also come to mind when, in
the search engine of a computer, we
type and read on the issue of Arctic
methane release.
What is most vulnerable in
this environment of climate
disruption?
Surprisingly,
we
dont have to be concerned with
saving the planet. The planet will
be OK with or without humans.
It has adapted to extreme weather
changes, the impact of meteorites
and solar winds. Dinosaurs were less
fortunate. Humans like other species
can disappear and the planet would
adapt. Filling the void, perhaps a
more intelligent and responsible
species will wonder why we caused
our planet to become inhospitable
and eventually inhabitable for life as
we know it now. The planet doesnt
need humans. Humans need the

planet.
Americans constitute 5% of the
world's population but consume 24%
of the world's energy (2008 statistic).
On average, one American
consumes as much energy as:
2 Japanese
6 Mexicans
13 Chinese
31 Indians
128 Bangladeshis
307 Tanzanians
370 Ethiopians
(Source)
http://public.wsu.
e du / ~m r e e d / 3 8 0A m e r ic a n % 2 0
Consumption.htm
All is not lost. My country, Canada,
must leave its tar sands where they
belong, in the ground. The Paris
Conference on the environment,
attended by more than 147 world
leaders in early December, reached
some pollution level reduction
objectives. In the American school
system the Next Generation Science
Standards developed by scientists
and education experts in 2013 is
accepted in 26 states. One of its
emphases is on human activities,
such as the release of greenhouse
gases from burning fossil fuels--a
major factor in the current rise in
Earths mean temperature.
A dialogue with our children and
grandchildren on this matter would
be beneficial and also remembered.
Our children stand to inherit a
worldwide climate disruption by the
actions of previous generations. They
need to understand how the changes
happened, how to mitigate them and
how to prevent them.

Le terme rchauffement climatique


a t choisi par le professeur
Wallace Brooker il y a un demisicle. En 2003, Frank Luntz, un
consultant rpublicain suggra le
terme changement climatique
la satisfaction de ceux qui nient le
rchauffement. Le changement peut
tre en plus ou en moins.
Lorsque lon considre les
vnements rcents: les hausses des
tempratures moyennes, la fonte
des glaciers de lArctique, la hausse
du niveau de la mer, les inondations
et les scheresses importantes, le
terme bouleversement climatique
serait plus appropri. Alors que lon
dpense de largent pour trouver
dsesprment de la vie sur Mars,
on dpense davantage pour dtruire
la vie sur terre. Sans solutions
convaincantes visant la rduction
dactivits humaines qui contribuent
la croissance du C02 ainsi qu la
rduction dautres polluants, nos
petits-enfants utiliseront des termes
comme la destruction climatique
et leffondrement climatique. Ces
tiquettes apocalyptiques viennent
aussi lesprit lorsque sur un moteur
de recherche de notre ordinateur,
on fait la lecture dun sujet comme
Mthane: le dgel de lArctique.
Qui est vulnrable dans cet
environnement de bouleversement
climatique ? On na pas se
proccuper de notre plante. Elle
survivra avec ou sans humains. Elle
sest adapte des changements
climatiques extrmes, aux impacts de
mtorites et aux vents solaires. Les
dinosaures ont t moins chanceux.
Les humains comme dautres tres
vivants peuvent disparaitre et notre
plante sadaptera. Pour combler
le vide, une espce plus intelligente
et responsable se demandera
pourquoi notre plante est devenue
inhospitalire et inhabitable au

soutien de la vie comme nous la


connaissons maintenant. La plante
na pas besoin des humains. Les
humains ont besoin de la plante.
Les amricains reprsentent 5%
de la population mondiale mais
consomment 24% de lnergie
mondiale. (statistique de 2008)
En moyenne, un amricain
consomme autant dnergie que:
2 japonais
6 mexicains
13 chinois
31 indiens
128 bangladais
307 tanzaniens
370 thiopiens
(source)
http://public.wsu.
e du / - -m re e d / 3 8 0A mer ic a n % 2 0
Consumption.htm
Tout nest pas perdu. Le Canada,
mon pays, doit laisser les sables
bitumineux l o ils se trouvent, dans
le sol. Le mois dernier, la Confrence
de Paris sur lenvironnement,
laquelle regroupait plus de 147 chefs
dtat dgagea des objectifs visant la
rduction des niveaux de pollution.
Un programme scolaire amricain
Les standards de science de la
prochaine gnration dvelopp
par des scientistes et des ducateurs
en 2013 est accept dans 23 tats
amricains. Un de ces objectifs porte
sur les activits humaines comme
les gaz effet de serre provenant
des carburants fossiles, ayant un
impact majeur sur la hausse de la
temprature moyenne de la terre.
Un dialogue avec nos enfants
et nos petits-enfants serait de
mise. Les enfants hriteront des
perturbations climatiques causes
par les gnrations prcdentes. Ils
doivent comprendre comment ces
perturbations se sont produites,
comment les attnuer et les empcher.

New Year's Eve & Sweetheart's Ball


Tickets go on sale: 9:00AM Tuesday December 8th
ID required for each ticket purchased.
Tickets purchased without an ID will be sold as guest ticket.

Special Dress Code Strictly Enforced:


Semi-Formal Attire Men: Dress Shirt, Jacket & Tie Ladies: Cocktail Evening Wear

PAGE A30 | UCO REPORTER | JANUARY 2016

SENIOR DISCOUNT DAY!


First Tuesday of each month!
WE ARE HERE TO STAY!
Open Monday-Saturday
9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-2pm

We Deliver These & More!


Walkers
Wheelchairs
Diabetic Supplies
Incontinence Supplies
Cases of Waters

Milk & Eggs


Grocery Items
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Laundry Detergent

Flu, Shingles
& Pneumonia Shots
Available Everyday
No Appointment
Necessary!

FREE DELIVERY!

We deliver for FREE any items carried


in the Century Village Location
(orders must be a minimum of $20 worth of items)

All orders called in by 12:00 pm will be delivered same day Monday through Friday

Call (561) 697-9670 for more information

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE A31

JANUARY 2016 ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m.

Hal Linden In
Concert
BARNEY & ME

Thursday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m.

A Century Of
Sinatra:

The Equinox Little Big


Band

Winning seven Emmy Awards


for his role in the hit television
Defining the songs of his
series Barney Miller, Hal Linden generation and beyond, Frank
has done it all - actor, singer
Sinatra became the standard
and musician. His new show is bearer for the Great American
an entertaining combination of Song Book. Jeremy Davis and
songs and theatrical musings Clay Johnson, along with their
highlighting memorable
Equinox Little Big Band, pay
moments in his life and career.
tribute to ol blue eyes

Saturday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.

Menopause
The Musical

The
Buckinghams

The Futurist

Starring Adam Trent

Four women at a lingerie sale Still as much of a crowd-pleas- Mix a magicians classic techhave nothing in common but
ing favorite with audiences nique with outrageous comedy,
a black lace bra AND memory today as they were when they add in a dash of song and dance
and presto! youve got a fabuloss, hot flashes, night sweats,
exploded onto the national
not enough sex, too much sex scene in the 60s, The Bucking- lous evening of entertainment.
Adam Trent is The Futurist, a
and more! This hilarious musi- hams, one of Chicagos most
star for a new generation
cal parody set to classic tunes
loved and respected bands,
of magic fans.
from the 60s,70s and 80s will
deliver a show filled with
have you cheering and dancing tremendous music and great
in the aisles!
humor.

Season Sleeper!

Forever Tango

Oh, What A Night when Jarrod Spector takes the Century


Village stage! Jarrod has earned
rave reviews (and a Tony Award
nomination) for his performance in Broadways Beautiful:
The Carole King Musical while
simultaneously wowing crowds
throughout the country in his
dynamic solo concert, A Little
Help From My Friends.

Argentinian creator and director Luis Bravos world-wide


hit, the sizzling and steamy,
Forever Tango. In a very special
event, the Forever Tango orchestra and two of the glamorous and elegant Forever Tango
dancers, bring you the remarkable music and the glorious
sensuality of the dance.

Starring Adam Trent

In Concert

SHOW TIME REMINDER

Saturday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.

High Standards
A Night You Will
Remember

Sunday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.

CV West Palm
Beach Annual
Resident Show

With high standards, this


quartet of exceptional and
unique singers staring Lorrian- Spend an awesome evening
na Colozzo presents a collection when your friends and neighof the old standards that we all bors entertain you with the
know and love. From the best music of Award winners. With
tunes that evoke fond memoof such Broadway shows as
ries, come cheer them on as
Phantom Of The Opera, to the
gorgeous arias La Bohme. they once again prove how very
talented they are.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.

Capitol Steps
Mock The Vote

Turnstiles

Tribute To Billy Joel

In a show thats always fresh


Celebrating the music of Billy
and on top of todays political Joel, one of our greatest singerheadlines, Capitol Steps once
songwriters today, Tony Moagain delights in telling it like naco, lead vocalist of Turnstiles,
it is with their musical, politi- has dedicated himself to faithcal parodies.
fully recreating Joels music.

R Rated Movies
R Rated (under 16 requires accompanying parent or
adult guardian).

Additional ratings for this movie are:


V for Violence
L for Language (strong language and drug
content)
N for Nudity (graphic nudity)
SC for Sexual Content (pervasive language
including sexual references and situations)
An R rated motion picture, in the view of the Rating Board, contains
some adult lmaterial. An R rated motion picture may include adult
themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence,
sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements. Due to a
wide viewing audience, WPRF will not censure R rated movies.
Therefore, if you find any of the above offensive, WPRF suggest
you OPT OUT of seeing this movie.

PLEASE CHECK SHOW TIMES ON YOUR TICKETS IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE TICKETS FOR ANY OF THE
FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES:
Monday January 25, 2016
CV Resident Show
Show Time 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 9, 2016
AlwaysPatsy Cline
Show Time 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 13, 2016
Sweetheart Ball with Ruth Davis
Show Time 7:00 p.m.

(Dress Code Semi-Formal Attire)
Saturday February 20, 2016
Clint Holmes
Show Time 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 12, 2016
Tony Orlando
Show Time 7:00 p.m.

MOVIE SCHEDULE

Afternoon showings are at 1:45PM Tuesday & Sunday. Evening Showings are at 6:45 PM.
The 1st Monday Evening & Tuesday Afternoon showings of each new movie (some movies are shown two Mondays and
Tuesdays) will have Closed Caption (for the hearing impaired) when available. No charge for residents.

JANUARY 2016 MOVIES


01/03 Sun 1:45PM
01/04 Mon 6:45PM
01/05 Tue 1:45PM


01/10 Sun 1:45PM
01/11 Mon 6:45PM
01/12 Tue 1:45PM
01/17 Sun 1:45PM
01/18 Mon 6:45PM

ILL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Rhea Perlman
PG-13 95 Min
In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life
can begin anew at any age. Directed by Brett Haley. (continued from last month)

01/19 Tue 1:45PM


01/24 Sun 1:45PM
01/25 Mon 6:45PM
01/26 Tue 1:45PM
01/28 Thu 6:45PM


THE GIFT - Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton


R 108 Min Rated R for Adult Situations
Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a
chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school days sends their world
into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of
uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is
uncovered after more than 20 years. Directed by Joel Edgerton

01/31 Sun 1:45PM







JURASSIC WORLD Chris Pratt, Bryce Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent DOnofrio


PG-13 124 Min
A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Just when you'd think that
scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes Jurassic World to
prove you wrong in this entertaining and visually dazzling edge of your seat epic thriller
directed by Colin Trevorrow
(continued next month)

SOUTHPAW Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams


R 124 Min Rated R for Adult Situations
Riveting story of Billy Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World.
Hope, has it all, with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter
and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes, Hope hits rock bottom and Billy enters the
hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he
truly loves. Directed by Antoine Fuqua

*This showing will be in Room C


*No admission to be charged

Entertainment information is provided by W.P.R.F.


Any questions regarding Clubhouse entertainment should be
directed to W.P.R.F. at 640-3120.

PAGE A32 | UCO REPORTER | JANUARY 2016

A Look Back at Last


Year's 5K Run/Walk

4th Annual Century Village WPB, Florida 5K Run/Walk


Monday February 15, 2016 at 9:00am
Starting and finishing at Clubhouse
Proceeds will go to Century Village Honor Flight.

Runner ( )

Walker ( )

Volunteer ( )

Donor ( )

Check #_________

Name _________________________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________
Home Phone ___________________________________________________________
E-Mail Address _________________________________________________________
WAIVER: I know that participating in the 2016 Century Village 5K Run/Walk and related events is a potentially hazardous
activity. I agree not to enter and participate unless I am able and properly trained. I am voluntarily entering and assume
all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to, falls, spills, contact with vehicles, other
participants, spectators or others, the effects of weather, including heat and/or humidity, or traffic, and the conditions
of the course or other areas of the event, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and
knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of this application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act
on my behalf, do hereby waive and release The United Civic Organization of Century Village, West Palm Beach, Florida,
West Palm Beach Recreational, Facility Incorporated, and any sponsors or volunteers of this event from all present and
future claims and liabilities, known and unknown, arising out of my participation in this event. I grant my permission to
all of the foregoing persons and entities to use or authorize others to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings,
or any other record of my participation in the event for any legitimate purpose without remuneration.

I attest that I am physically able and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and take full responsibility of myself.
Signature: _____________________________________________________Date:___________________

Return Application with check in amount of $10. ($15.00 after 2/12/16) Payable to: UCO
Main Club House Lobby between 1PM and 4PM,
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/26 - 2/11/2016
OR
mail to: United Civic Organization
2102 West Drive
West Palm Beach FL 33417
Tee shirts provided by CV Real Estate will be distributed upon receipt of check
For further information call: (631) 889-2614
NO CASH OR CHECKS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES ACCEPTED

UCO HISTORIC COSTS AND PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET DETAIL


2014 Actual

1,374
3,739
2,215
2,785
1,399

Calendar
YTD 2015 at
8/31/15

952
2,764
3,241
2,249

14,200
6,836

5,525

32,548

14,731

759,476
22,670
82,352
1,054
865,552

634,809
19,096
43,921
1,766
699,592

1,062,982
121,078
2,816
13,664
1,061
3,207
25,102
854
1,870
1,269
13,862
1,247,764

752,481
81,563
5,509
10,489
269
1,338
9,754
2,290
11,406
850

34,278
7,078
8,150

875,949

26,924
4,951

28,836

6,046
1,736
42,440
128,565

9,415
32,746
74,036

137,036

102,777

3,023,286

2,380,959

291,666

364,415

12,505
55
7,766

3,843
109

14,774
16,770

5,145
7,130

(3,399)
7,187
18,000

16,386
4,603
14,000
21

2015
Annualized

Increase (Decrease)
over 2014

Category

2015 Budget
as Revised

2016-2017 Est.
Budget

INCREASE
(DECREASE)

THE PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET


Continued from page A1

1,428
4,146
4,862
3,374
8,288
22,097
952,214
28,644
65,882
2,649
1,049,388
1,128,722
122,345
8,264
15,734
404
2,007
14,631
3,435
17,109
1,275
1,313,924
40,386
7,427
14,123
49,119
111,054
154,166
3,571,439
546,623
5,765
164
7,718
10,695
24,579
6,905
21,000
32

(10,452)

7100 - Laundry
Electricity
Propane
Repairs
Insurance
Taxes
Cleaning Supplies
Machine Replacement
Water
Termite Control
TOTAL

183,836

7200 - Transportation
Contract Regular
Contract Excursion
Fuel
Bus Stop Maint.
TOTAL

UCO HISTORIC COSTS AND PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGET DETAIL

1,400
4,000
1,000
3,000
1,000
7,000
17,400

1,500
4,500
2,000
3,500
300
200
10,000
22,000

100
500
1,000
500
(700)
200
3,000
4,600

865,000
26,000
85,000
5,000
981,000

882,000
26,000
66,000
3,000
977,000

17,000
(19,000)
(2,000)
(4,000)

1,120,000
124,000
13,000
10,000
1,000
3,000
12,000
2,000
14,000
8,000
5,000
1,312,000

1,268,600
124,000
15,000
400
2,000
5,000
1,415,000

148,600
2,000
(10,000)
(600)
(1,000)
(12,000)
(2,000)
(9,000)
(8,000)
(5,000)
103,000

41,000
10,000

41,000
10,000

66,159

7300- Security
Contract
Utilities
Computers & Cameras
Cameras - acct. no longer used
Sundry & Misc.
COP Fuel
Gate Repair
Gatehouse Repair
Light & Sign Maint.
Fence Repair
Bar Code
TOTAL

8,000

14,000

(17,511)

7400 - Irrigation
Reclaimed Water Base Fee
Recalimed Water Useage
Mainline Repair
Borden & Bath
Timeclock Repair
Drainage Repair
Pump Repair
Other Repairs
Canal Maint.
Irrigation Wet Checks
Irrigation Repairs
Utilities
TOTAL

44,000
103,000

50,000
115,000

6,000
6,000
12,000

17,130

Ambulance Contract

137,000

137,000

3,175,000

3,334,000

700,000

700,000

159,000
-

50,000

50,000

548,153

Cable Contract

254,957

Infrastructure Reserve
Milennium Amendment Legal Funding

7600 - General & Admin.


Comcast Other
Beautification
Repairs & Maint Other than Roads
Road & Walkway Repair Expense
Road Reserve Expense
Utilities
Legal Fees General
Vet. 5K Walk
Insurance
Office supplies
Accounting Fees - Annual Audit
Bank Charges & Fees

7,000
15,000
30,000
32,000
5,000
12,000
-

8,000
12,000
35,000
5,000
14,000

(7,000)
(7,000)
(18,000)
3,000
2,000
12/22/15

2014 Actual

Calendar
YTD 2015 at
8/31/15

2015
Annualized

331,519

193,704

49,709
19,939
2,600
1,900
786
1,585

31,913
18,026
2,071
1,125
290
582

836
4,844
1,673
6,579
4,587
60
44
8
24
95,174

1,427
674
1,110
3,428
756
133
34
8
75
159
61,811

123,158
2,083
125,241

87,041
3,955
90,996

269
150
813
131,463
15,831
7,487
6,231
8,826
75
648
779
12,191
83
3,981
13,142
2,351
75
564
6,300
341
641
105
1,359
290,556
47,870
27,039
3,107
1,688
435
873
2,141
1,011
1,665
5,142
1,134
200
51
12
113
239
92,717
130,562
5,933
136,494

6,278,351

4,858,970

7,288,455

103
69
335

2,930
135,107

179
100

6,132
6,206
5,632

542
87,642
10,554
4,991
4,154
5,884

595

50
432

757
8,140
1,400
4,491
16,734
4,378
7,868
50
312
3,638
414
70

519
8,127
55
2,654
8,761
1,567
50
376
4,200
227
427
70
906

52,500

Increase (Decrease)
over 2014

Category

(40,963)

Interest Charges
Bank Charges & Fees
Interest
Printing
Storm prep
CERT
Misc. And Elections Expense
Admin Salary Exp.
Admin Salary Related Taxes
Computer and Related Equip.
Computer Maint
channel 63
scanning
computer tech support
pest contro
Clean Office/Gatehouse
postage
copier
welcome centenarian
kitchen
telephone
waste removal
bldg maint & repair
dues & subs
bingo
bingo
volunteers
mileage
good and welfare
taxes other
property taxes
corp income tax
Florida corp tax
road tax
legal by law review
allocation to general fund
Professional Fees- Millenium
TOTAL

(2,457)

7700 - Reporter
Printing Production
Graphic Artist
insurance
computer maint
computer equip
office supplies
cleaning
postage
copier
kitchen
telephone, internet and tv
bldg maint & repair
mileage
misc
bank service charges cr cards
good and welfare
merchant service fee
TOTAL

11,253

7800 - Maintenance
Landscape Maint.
supplies and repairs
TOTAL

1,010,104

GRAND TOTAL

2015 Budget
as Revised

2016-2017 Est.
Budget

1,000
5,000
3,000
13,000
143,000
17,000
20,000
10,000
10,000
1,000
4,500
500
1,000
8,000
4,000
3,000
17,000
1,000
5,000
5,000
1,000
1,000
6,000

11,000
100,000
3,000
12,000
10,000
8,000
500
1,000
4,000
1,000
3,000
13,000
5,000
500
-

3,000

INCREASE
(DECREASE)

(1,000)
(5,000)
(3,000)
(2,000)
(43,000)
(14,000)
(8,000)
(2,000)
(1,000)
(4,500)
(4,000)
(3,000)
(4,000)
(1,000)
(5,000)
500
(1,000)
(1,000)
(3,000)
(132,000)

381,000

249,000

55,000
20,000
3,000
3,000
10,000
3,200
2,000
3,600
2,000
1,850
7,600
500
250

52,000
27,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
1,000

112,000

96,000

125,000
3,000
128,000

125,000
8,000
133,000

5,000
5,000

7,046,400

7,228,000

181,600

2,000
1,000
2,000
5,000

(3,000)
7,000
(1,000)
(9,000)
(2,200)
(2,000)
(1,600)
(1,000)
150
(2,600)
(500)
(250)
(16,000)

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B Y M I LT O N C O H E N

ALREADY BROKEN?
BY JODY LEBEL
Oh, those tricky New Years
resolutions. Theyre as much of a
tradition as watching the ball drop.
And speaking of dropping the
ball, I didn't think Times Square
during New Years could get more
aggravating ... then someone created
the "selfie stick." Nevertheless, year
after year we continue to make lists
and fool ourselves in the hopes that
this New Years will be different.
Unfortunately, the only thing that
really is different is the year. Maybe
we should just write out everything
we did at the holiday party and add
the word "stop" to the beginning of
each line.
New Year's resolutions are
so futile. You make them, you
break them; by February you're
ripping that list off your fridge in
embarrassment. So, what if next year
we were to make resolutions that
actually had a chance at surviving?
For example lets take the tired old
one where we promise to lose 15
pounds and change it to: Donuts are
good for you, eat a lot of them. Yeah,
thatll work out much better. Or how
about the one where we promise to
get eight hours of sleep every night
and wake refreshed and ready for
the day? Hah! New resolution: Im
going to hit the snooze button until
it breaks. Now were talking. How
about the one where we promise to
be kinder to everyone? You know
thats not going to happen so give
yourself permission to yell at that old
woman driving slow in the fast lane
even though she's 107 and probably
doesn't even know that she's driving.
Theres one you can stick to.
Okay, Im on a roll here. Heres a
few more worth considering.
Vow to finish at least one pagea-day calendar. Imagine actually
seeing the right page on the right
date? What a day that would be!
Swear you will actually read the
manual ... just as soon as you can
find it.

Start buying lottery tickets at a


luckier store. This just makes sense.
Never again take a sleeping pill
and a laxative on the same night.
Not that I ever did that mind you.
Nuff said.
Promise to not play with your face
in the car. (We can see you.)
Give an oath to finish a
Chapstick. All the way. Right to the
bottom. Although, you should feel
proud if you managed to hold on
to that sucker for the better part of
six months. In fact you should get a
medal.
Affirm to fill up your gas tank all
the way. Ooo, a tough one for sure.
Get yourself out of the I-might-runout-of-gas spectrum. Im not sure
about you, but filling up my gas tank
all the way at least once this year
would be a true feat.
Swear to keep a plant alive. Brown
isnt very becoming. Thats pretty
much all I have to say about that.
Give your word to separate your
colors from your whites. Such an
adult thing to do. Makes me wonder
why I never do it. Maybe because
washing one white t-shirt and six
pairs of socks by themselves seems
silly.
Pledge to not send a text to
someone sitting in the next room
or the same room. Try parting your
lips and making word sounds. It
really works.
Promise to try taking a selfie that
looks like a picture of an actual
person. I mean some kind of seminormal pose thats not half a face,
or looking up your nose, or your lips
wrinkled up like you ate a lemon
and we can see your one chin hair
sticking straight out. Also no one
really believes you were standing
with Harrison Ford, so give it up.
Attest that you will not let your
dog be your vacuum. As easy as it
is to drop food around the kitchen
and then call out for your best friend
to do the dirty work, you shouldnt.

What about the dog slobber left on


the floor? Didnt think about that,
did you?
Dont save your fortune cookie
message and put it in your wallet like
it means something real. And those
numbers on the back? Ditto.
Resolve to not be conned by that
two AM infomercial. Its a sales
pitch, all right? Its not the best kept
secret that only you found because
you happened to be up at that hour.
Put your credit card away. Dont be
taken. Unless its a Prada bag or
something. In that case order two.
Buy your next years holiday
decorations and cards the day after
this years holiday and get 50% off.
This might be a tough one because
by this time theres never any money
left and youre loath to use your gift
cards for anything but some new
golf clubs. To accomplish this one
you might have to give up, say, bread
and milk for the week. Part B is:
Swear you will not store your sweet
discounted stash somewhere and
then next year forget you have it.
And lastly heres one we can all get
behind: promise to walk, wherever
youre walking, without staring at,
using, or listening to your phone.
This goes double in the grocery store.
If youre not part of the solution,
youre part of the problem. Your
zombie-walking ways are causing
accidents, self-imposed injuries,
and annoyed citizens. And you look
really dumb.
So, there you have it. Resolutions
that will work if youre brave enough
to buck the tide and make them.
Sure, your friends will laugh at you
but your list will still be under that
magnet on the door while theirs
will be just a sad memory. You know
youre not going to lose those 15
pounds. Have a second slice of pie.
Happy New Year!

On Thursday, November 26th the


Social Village Singles Club hosted
the Thanksgiving Day Dinner
and Dance in the club house party
room.
Entertainment was enjoyed by all
as once again Kat Tony Tiger was at
the helm. (Thanks and kudos go
out to Tony Junior) for his selections
of some of the music.
Unfortunately some of the people
who tried to purchase tickets at the
last minute were shut out. (People,
you cant wait until the last minute
to decide if you are going or not). I
am sorry but the caterer had to have
a count of people attending for the
food preparation and for them to
purchase . Nanas Restaurant pulled
out all the stops to make the night
successful. The food was plentiful,
both hot and good. To date I have
heard nothing but good things
about the dinner.
I would be remiss if I didnt thank
some of our club members for their
assistance, my sister Zena Nittle, a
friend Carolyn Pilchick, VPs Mimi
and Jeanine, Milton Seltzer, Diana
Rose, and most of all the Bible study
group who always pitch in and help.
Thank you to all. A special thanks
to my wife Randi for her invaluable
assistance and especially for putting
up with me.
I want to also thank some of
the businesses for their door prize
donations: Longhorn Restaurant,
Royal Subs for 4 donations, Island
Jack for 4 donations, Tippies Pizza,
Pizza Roma, Abes Cleaners on
Haverhill, and Kat Physical Therapy.
There were plenty of door prizes.
Remember these are the people
who support us so do the same (let
them know that you appreciate their
assistance). To those who attended,
thank you all!

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LOCAL DINING

CLEMATIS STREET EATS


BY LENORE VELCOFF

These five downtown restaurants are


each very different. They range from
an American grill to a French, Italian,
Japanese, Thai and Hispanic eateries.
The prices are high to moderate and
the service is excellent at all of them.
The food critic from the Palm Beach
Post calls these her favorites.

Hullabaloo is an upscale pub

with unusual pizzas such as spinach,


roasted garlic, asiago, provolone and
smoked gouda cheeses and roasted
mushroom, gouda, goat cheese,
onions and honey $14 each as well

as three fish dishes $22-24 pastas


inc. potato gnocchi with veal pork
ragu and short rib ravioli-$15-25.
For the adventurous appetite, try it.
Hullabaloo: 517 Clematis St., West
Palm Beach; 561-833-1033.

Pistache is a French bistro and

a true gem. It is a welcoming spot


thats as ideal for casual cocktails,
date-night dinner and for a la carte
Sunday brunch. And when those
cravings for steak frites hit, theres
no better fix and no better service.
Other specials include WILD

IDAHO
TROUT
at $27.00 Grilled,
Brussels Sprouts,
Fennel,
Lardons,
Sage,
Chestnut,
Sauce
Beurre
Rouge, GRILLED
C H I C K E N
PAILLARD
at
$18.50
with
Arugula,
Cherry
Tomatoes, Shaved
P a r m e s a n ,
L e m o n e t t e
Dressing
and
HUDSON VALLEY
DUCK at $29.00
w it hTr u f f led
Polenta, Spinach,
Sweet Cherry Sauce.
A Special Occasion
place pricey.
Pistache: 101 N
Clematis St #115,
West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090.

Avocado Grill

This menu (lunch) has small plates


(Beet Salad $9, Stuffed Crispy
Zucchini Blossoms $12, Octopus
$15). Sandwiches range from
Chicken Salad $12, Mahi Wrap $14
and Lamb Sliders $6 each as well as
Tacos (Duck $12 and Fish $13. The
food is as pretty to look at as it is
tasty to eat.
Avocado Grill: 125 Datura St.,
West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822.

Kabuki Sushi and


Thai Tapas

Theres a good reason why this eatery


is busy it offers a menu of Japanese
and Thai specialties, from sushi rolls
to pad Thai to curry dishes. Lunch
entrees are served with miso soup or
house salad and choice of chicken
| beef | pork | tofu | vegetables $8
or shrimp $9 -stir-fry, thai tropical,
garlic sauce, buddhas delight and
several others. Very reasonable and
really good.
Kabuki: 308 Clematis St., West
Palm Beach; 561-833-6349

Roccos Tacos

This, the original Roccos location,


serves a to-die-for Benedict variation
on its Sunday Brunch, the Benedict
Azteca (poached eggs in masa sopes,
pork, salsa roja, spinach, chipotlelaced crema and Mexican potatoes)
$13.00 as well Huevos En Cazuela
$14, eggs on black beans with cheese
and choice of meats in a skillet,
Huevos Rancheros Divorciados
$13.00, sunny side up eggs on
tostados etc. and Huevos Ahoghada
Con Shortribs $13.00 poached eggs
on short ribs, etc. Did I mention you
need to come here hungry?
Roccos Tacos: 224 Clematis St.,
West Palm Beach; 561-650-100

Clang, Clang, Clang Goes The Trolley!


BY BOBBI LEVIN
There is a lot to see and do right here
in West Palm Beach. Unfortunately,
getting around town by car during
the season can be difficult; parking
spaces are hard to find and road
closures seem to pop up in unexpected
locations. Why not use the citys free
trolleys to get you where you want to
go quickly and economically?
Downtown West Palm Beach now
has four trolley routes to help us
get around town. We can use them
to run errands, to shop, to go to a
restaurant, or to attend a special
event. The trolleys make getting
around downtown West Palm Beach
a breeze. I have found the drivers to
be friendly and informative. The
retro-style trolleys move at a leisurely
pace giving passengers time to spot
new locations to visit. And it is fun to
interact with other passengers who
very often are visiting from foreign
countries.
The YELLOW LINE connects the
Kravis Centre, City Place, and the
Clematis Street district. Daily service
begins at 11 a.m. and trolleys run
every 15 minutes. Very often, I park in

the City Place Garage (the first hour


is free) and hop on a trolley outside
Macys. I hop off near the Mandel
Public Library and spend a few hours
at a class or lecture. Then I board
another trolley and ride further down
Clematis Street to my favorite French
bistro. After lunch, and a gander
at the mega yachts moored in the
marina, I board another trolley back
for some shopping at Macys. Thanks
to the City of West Palm Beach, I
spent a lovely day without my car.
The GREEN LINE runs from
the Tri-Rail Station to Downtown
with stops along Datura, Evernia,
Dixie and Okeechobee. This line is
used primarily by commuters and
students and hopefully will benefit
downtown business and employers.
The BLUE LINE runs from
Downtown to Northwood Village
and the Palm Beach Outlet Center.
It runs Thursdays, Fridays, and
Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 10
p.m. with pick-ups every 30 minutes.
Parking spaces are usually easy to
find in Northwood Village, a vibrant
and funky neighborhood filled

with offbeat shops, galleries and


restaurants. My friends are always
intrigued by the bohemian vibe of
this little corner of WPB. After lunch,
we hop on a trolley to the Outlet Mall
on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The
free trolley means you can avoid the
hassle of finding a parking space in
the mall.
The ORANGE LINE is the Arts
and Entertainment District trolley.
It makes stops at the County History
Museum, the Norton Museum, the
Society of the Four Arts and the
Flagler Museum. It runs on Fridays
and Saturdays between noon and 5
p.m. with pick-ups scheduled every 60

minutes. I suggest visiting the Norton


on a Saturday when admission is
free to West Palm Beach residents.
After admiring the international
treasures on display, hop on a trolley
and take a relaxing ride over to the
History Museum on Dixie where
local treasures are on display. Again,
thanks to the free West Palm Beach
trolleys, I am able to visit all areas of
the city without my car.
For more information, contact the
WPB Downtown Development Authority
at 561-833-8873, or visit Downtown
WPB.com.

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B3

Martin Luther King, Jr.:


What Went Wrong?
BY IRVING RIKON

On January 15 America honors the


birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born in 1929, the Baptist Minister
and most renowned of Civil Rights
leaders was only 39 years old when he
was assassinated in 1968.
What separated Martin Luther
King, Jr. from his peers in the restless
1960s was his belief in and the
constant preaching of the Biblical
dictum to love one's neighbors as
one's self. Firmly holding to the idea
that all people are created equal, he
only slightly rephrased that thought
in his famous "I have a dream"
speech. He was also influenced by
India's Mahatma Gandhi, who in his
lifetime advocated non-violence as a
means of affecting social change and
who, in his death, likewise was killed
by an assassin.
The general public was revolted by
Dr. King's killing. Much had already
been accomplished. In 1954 the
Supreme Court outlawed segregated
public education. In 1964 broad Civil
Rights laws were passed forbidding
all official segregation. Perhaps there
might be a backlash following Dr.
King's death, so that more of what he
was attempting to achieve would in
fact happen?
It didn't quite work out that way.
Although many people of color are
better off socially and financially than

they were, others have not entered the


American mainstream. To argue, as
some do, that white prejudice has
operated against blacks in America
is in the main untrue. Whites joined
blacks to vote for a black President,
Barack Hussein Obama, and they
did it twice. A black man sits on the
Supreme Court. Blacks represent
constituents in Congress. All walks
of economic and social life have
black participants. Dr. King, were
he alive today, would be astonished
at the progress made in American
society, some of it due to his work
and inspiring words.
But as seen from several recent
sensationalized media headlines,
there remain black-white tensions,
if not conflict. Why? What went
wrong? Honestly, we're all to blame.
Few of us have worked hard enough
to make the wrongs right. Martin
Luther King, Jr. was a great moral
leader. In many ways, the nation's
morals have not kept up with his
ideals. It's good that at least one day
of the year we remember those ideals
and note they can yet become reality
if all Americans join together to
make it so. Yes, "Black lives matter."
But how much better to proclaim,
"ALL lives matter!" I'm certain that
is what Dr. King would have said. It's
essentially that which he preached.

Insurance
BY TONI SALOMETO
Congratulations to You!!!
As Ive gone around the Village
the last month or so, many people
have stopped to congratulate me. I
appreciate the sentiments, but I wish
I could take all the credit. A lot of
different things happened and a lot
of people contributed to our 2016
Insurance renewal. Not the least of
those are the unit owners and Boards
of many of the Associations.
How and why were we able to
deliver property renewals with
more coverage and also larger price
reductions? There are a number of
factors. The most important is that
there has been no major weather
factors that have caused wide spread
damage. We havent had a hurricane
of any significance in the last ten
years and there have also been no
major tornados or earthquakes in the
US this year. Remember that most
insurance companies reinsure there
larger losses and since there have been
no large losses; there is an abundance
of reinsurance available for writing
business. The more reinsurance
available, the less expensive it is.
Another factor that influenced
our renewal this year was the entry
of another insurance carrier in the
marketplace. Its like buying a new
car. If the only vehicle in the market
is Ford and you need a new car, than
you have no choice but to buy a Ford.
New carriers offer competition, which
is always good for the consumer.
This year, the new carrier in
the insurance market is Heritage.
The company started as a take-

out company of Citizens and with


good planning decided to enter the
commercial property market. For
those of you lucky enough to have
had an opportunity to attend the
Insurance/Agency Presentation on
December 3rd, they would have had
an chance to hear Randy Jones, the
President of Heritages Commercial
Insurance speak about the formation
of the company, and how they came
to insure Century Village, UCO/
Brown & Brown program.
Mr. Jones was complementary
of the efforts we had made to
reduce losses and that we had a
system for providing services to
our Associations. This is where
your individual efforts have been
so effective. We were able this year
to increase the percentage of Law
and Ordinance coverage from 10%
to 20% and to increase our bottomline hurricane deductible from 3%
to 2%. As youre all aware, since our
units are 40+ years old, having Law
& Ordinance coverage is a must. In
these 40 years, the building codes
have been revised and what was
appropriate in 1971 is no longer
applicable in 2015. Any major loss
will require updates that you will
have to pay out of your own pocket.
With market changes and your
own care, you also saw a significant
reduction in your premiums, with
an increase in your coverage, folks, a
win-win. As I said in the beginning,
Congratulations!!!
I wish you all a Happy, Healthy
New Year.

Century
Village Italian
American
Culture Club
Meets Santa

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S E R V I C E S
Maintenance
By Dom Guarnagia
TWO CONDO SAFETY
MEASURES TO THINK ABOUT
As
residents
living
within
a
retirement
community, we
are surrounded
by things that
we either did not
need when we
were younger or
that are now required by the Building
Code. Some are conveniences that
make life safer, especially for the
elderly. Some may have been merely
suggested when Century Village was
constructed under a less stringent
Building Code. Following are two
such health and safety items:

Appliances used near


a water source:
Electric razors, hair dryers,
curling irons, broiler ovens and other
appliances that are operated in close
proximity to a water source--for
example, a sink--can include you as
a more convenient path for electric
current to go to ground.
To explain, current flows from
positive to ground. If you are too
close to a water source, for instance
standing on a wet floor in front of
your electric washer, the current can
take a shortcut to ground using your
body as the path of least resistance.
Your heart is not then capable of
beating at a normal rate, and the
result could be either a stoppage of
the heart rhythm or a burn to the
body part in contact with the ground
source, the puddle.
To prevent this, todays electrical
code requires that any duplex outlet
within six (6) feet of a sink must be
a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) device--20 amp for kitchens
and bathrooms. The electric
connections are identical and require
no change in wiring. The GFCI
outlet devices can be purchased at
the large box home supply stores
and installed by any handy person-after the electric service in the circuit
breaker panel is in the OFF position.
A rubber pad, placed in front of the
washing machine could be used to
prevent grounding, but the GFCI
device is best. If it trips, there is a reset
button, usually red, that will allow
the appliance to resume working.

Grab bars:
Whether you bathe in a tub or
wash in a shower stall, there is the
dilemma of having something
convenient to hold onto when going
in, sitting and rising or exiting.
Grab Bars, 1-1/4 diameter stainless
steel, smooth or textured, 12-36
long, and rounded top and bottom
answer this need. Terminating with
a round plate and fasteners installed
to withstand several hundred
pounds of resistance, they provide
considerable security. But there is
one caveat: They must be installed

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professionally! When a bathroom is


created or remodeled, wood blocking
is installed behind the wall to be used
for fastening items such as grab bars.
A professional carpenter can secure
the new bars to the wood blocking so
the force applied to them doesnt pull
them out of the wall.
We have come this far to enjoy our
well-deserved retirement. Dont let
an avoidable accident cut that time
short.

here. A question and answer period


will also be held. Dont miss this
important program!

Safety

By Lori Torres

By George Franklin
Hi folks, and a
Happy,
Healthy
New
Year
to
everyone! Just a
few things that
I am going to
touch on here this
month, the first
being TRAFFIC
problems. We have, now that we are
in season, exploded with visitors
to our area. Many are not familiar
with the area and don't make good
decisions when driving. Just a good
tip If you see the vehicle in front of
you has an out-of-state license tag,
give it room. Don't follow closely.
You dont know if they are aware of
their surroundings, and they may
make a sudden turn or stop, leaving
you in a bad position and causing an
accident. YOU would be responsible
in the eyes of the law.
Also for those new to the area, do
you know that IT IS THE FLORIDA
LAW when raining to put your
headlights on? You may receive a
summons if you don't adhere to this
law. Also PBSO deputies are in the
Village due to the large number of
traffic complaints being registered
lately. Traffic tickets ARE now being
given out. NO MORE WARNINGS!
Please obey speed limits and stop
signs!
Because of the recent terror
incidents
in
Paris,
Colorado
and California, the UCO Safety
Committee has arranged for the
United States Department of Justice
to present a seminar titled "Active
Shooter Response." This is a very
important seminar! The presentation
will consist of a video of an actual
incident, hands-on instruction and
also instruction on what to do and
not do if an incident should occur

DATE: January 15, 2016


DAY: Friday
TIME: 9:30 A.M.
PLACE: Club House ROOM "C"
INFORMATION CALL UCO Office:
561 683 9189

Transportation

also an incident where a rider threw a


seat belt buckle at another rider. If
you witness any problem on the bus,
you must report it to the driver when
the bus stops and ask him to file an
incident report.
We now have many riders who
are in various stages of dementia
and Alzheimers disease. They are
confused about where they are going,
what bus to take, and how to get home
among other things. Please alert the
driver to ask their name and fill out a
report. We are always concerned with
their safety. No baby carriages will be
permitted on the bus. Children must
be 16 years old and have a pass from
WPRF before they will be allowed to
ride the bus alone.
The Transportation Committee
will be dissolved in March along
with all UCO Committees. We will
be seeking new members who ride
the bus. Please apply; the forms
are available at the UCO Office. We
are always trying to improve our
transportation system.

I know I am
getting to sound
like a parent
who would say,
How
many
times do I have
to tell you to
do this? BUT:
if you dont
submit a completed
complaint
form, there is nothing I can do to
remedy the situation. My committee
always reports to me the various
conversations they overhear on the
buses. However, we cant respond to
gossip. I must have a completed form
in order to take any action.
I also have heard that some riders
are very rude to each other. There was

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DO NOT resubmit dates for events already appearing
unless there is a correction. There is no charge for
listings. ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED
TO: ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com.
Submissions for Organizational News may be
submitted in person at the UCO Reporter office
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from
9:00AM to 12:00PM.
(All meetings are in the main Clubhouse unless
stated otherwise.)
ACTORS STUDIO OF CENTURY
VILLAGE: Join the fun! We have minor parts, leading roles, and a need
for writers, stage hands and props
people. We read scripts and practice
acting every week, and we put on two
performances a year. No prior acting
experience needed. We meet every
Monday night at 7:00 PM in Classroom B. Stop in or call Jody at 8416366.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
CLUB: 4th Sunday Potluck February
28th in the Clubhouse Party Room
at 2 P.M. Featured speaker is a financial consultant offering innovative options for seniors. Please bring
potluck food or beverage to share. All
are welcome. Guests pay a nominal
fee. For more information, call: Eula
561-598-8405 or Vivian 561-6867852. Weeknight card & games: We
are playing Hand & Foot, Spades, Bid
Whist & Rummikub at 5:30 PM in
the Clubhouse Card Room. All skill
levels are welcome. For more information, call Terry at 561-249-7262.
AITZ CHAIM: Daily services 8:00
AM. Mincha and Maariv at Sundown,
Sisterhood 3rd Monday of
month 10:00 AM. Charlotte 917-8157711; Anita 686-9083.
ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP:
Every 2nd and 4th Monday 1:30 PM
Craft Room. Speakers, group support, tips. Youre not alone. All are
welcome. Please call Carmen Watson
@ 469-1220 or email @ carmenrwatson41@gmail.com for more info.
ANSHEI SHOLOM: Planning a PARTY? -- rent our NEWLY REFURBISHED HALL for your next affair
(strictly kosher). For information,
call 684-3212. Friday Services at 5:00
PM. Saturday Services at 8:45 AM
and 5:00 PM. Minyans Monday and
Thursday at 8:30 AM. Mens Club
presents Marjorie Gottlieb Wolf,
teacher, humorist and writer topic,
The Humor of Judge Judy deluxe
breakfast first, reservations only, donations $14 non-members, congregation members $12, mail or bring
check to synagogue office, Century
Village, 5348 Grove St., 561-6843212, open to all. Annual Chinese
auction and bake sale, January 10,
1-3 pm, bid on gifts, services and
restaurant certificates, refreshments
available, information 615-9556.

BABY BOOMERS CLUB: Meetings


3rd Wednesday each month at 3:30
PM, December through April. Contact Lynn at Lynn Sevan@aol.com
for further information. The Baby
Boomers are cruising to Cuba, January 8, 2016 for seven nights. This trip
is open to all but space is limited.
Please contact Lynnsevan@aol.com
for further information.
BALLROOM DANCE GROUP: Meets
Mondays 2 - 4 PM, Party Room, except 2nd Monday is Art Room. No
charge. Info: Herb at 471-1888

BIBLE STUDY GROUP - TASTE &


SEE: Non-denominational group.
Meets every Sunday, 5 PM, Classroom A . Info: Leonore 478-9459
BNAI BRITH CENTURY UNIT
#5367: Annual Membership Fee $25.
Breakfast meetings fourth Sunday of
month at Congregation Anshei Sholom with entertainment and speakers.
BROOKLYN QUEENS CLUB: meets
in the clubhouse party room October
to April on the second Wednesday of
the month at 2:00PM, doors open at
1:30. For further information, call
club president Harriet Levine @ 6849712. Upcoming events: 1/24- Drag
Queen show at Lips in Ft. Lauderdale. A combination of great food
and entertainment. Bus leaves Duck
Island at 5:45PM. 2/18- Bus trip to
Sawgrass Recreation Park- discover
the diverse wildlife in the Everglades
National Park. Includes airboat tour
and lunch at Hometown Buffet. Bus
leaves Duck Island at 9:00AM. 3/20Evita at Stage Door Theatre. Dinner TBA. Bus leaves Duck Island at
12:30PM.
CENTURY VILLAGE ARTISTS: We
welcome all Century Village residents to view our artwork on 1st and
2nd floor of main Clubhouse. Info
about purchase or display -- Beth
Baker @ 684-3166.
CENTURY VILLAGE BOOK CLUBWe are already working on books for
next season. For more information
call 640-6944 or email arzj@Hotmail.com
CENTURY VILLAGE BRIDGE CLUB:
Activities four times weekly. Card
Room A, Clubhouse. Call Kristy
Brown 640-3120 ext. 0 or Bill Halprin (248) 672-2292. Advanced
registration is required for lessons
and/or Supervised Play. Scheduled
events: ($5/play)- Bridge lessons: beginners: Mon 1-3 PM, intermediates:
Mon 3:30-5:30 PM, supervised play:
Wed. 10:30AM - 12:30 PM, Duplicate Bridge: Wed. 1:00-4:30 PM, Sat.
1:00-4:30 PM.
CENTURY
VILLAGE
CAMERA
CLUB: Any questions, e-mail Ken
Graff at cameraclubcv@gmail.com.

N E W S

CENTURY VILLAGE COMPUTER


CLUB: Meet 1st and 3rd Thursday
Nov through Apr. 1 PM in Classroom
C. Annual Dues are $12. Call Kathy
@ 252-8495 or visit our website at:
http://www.cv-computerclub-wpb.
com/

GREAT
BOOKS
DISCUSSION
GROUP: Meet 1st and 3rd Thurs.
afternoons 1:30 PM, Card Room B.
.We discuss short readings of Great
Works of literature that continue
to have meaning for us today. Roz @
689-8444.

CENTURY VILLAGE CRAFT CREATIONS KNITTING-CROCHETING


CLUB: Meets every Tues. 9:30 AM12 PM Craft room (104). We create
items donated to The Teacup Preemie Program & Veterans.

HASTINGS CUE CLUB: Welcoming


New Members. We play Mon. - Sat.
9:30 AM - 12 noon. Bernie @ 6842064 or Zev @ 290-4824.

CENTURY VILLAGE GUN CLUB:


Meets every 2nd Tuesday 7 PM in
Classroom C. Every meeting has a
guest speaker. For information call
George at 471-9929.
CENTURY VILLAGE MESSENGER
CLUB: Further info: Ed Grossman
at 631-742-1300 or e-mail edwardrgrossman@gmail.com.
CENTURY VILLAGE ORCHESTRA:
Meet every Monday in Classroom C
at 1:15 to 3:35 PM. More information call Rickie @ 683-0869 or Joel @
688-9455. We need trombone players, string players and percussion
players.
CENTURY VILLAGE WOODWORKING CLUB: Meets 6 days a week from
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Please come
and join us in our hobby shop.
CENWEST FISHING CLUB: Meets
1st Wednesday of each month 3:00
to 4:30 PM Classroom B. For more
Information call Al at 242-0351 or
Capt. Mike at 570-445-4391.
CHIT CHAT GROUP: A friendly group
of chatters who meet 1st and 3rd
Tuesday. 2 PM in Classroom B. For
information call Rhoda @ 686-0835.
CHRISTIAN CLUB: The club holds
meetings the first Monday of the
month. On behalf of the Christian
club officers and board members
we wish to all happy holidays. Good
health and happiness to all Happy
New Year!
COUNTRY LINE DANCING: Country and Regular, Monday 9 to 10:30
AM in Party Room. Call Frankie @
777-5712.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CENTURY
VILLAGE- The Democratic Club of
Century Village will meet on Thursday, January 14th in the Clubhouse
Party Room at 1:30 p.m. Palm Beach
District 2 Commissioner Paulette
Burdick will officially install the
clubs new Board of Directors. Following that ceremony, Ms Dorothy
Jacks, candidate for Palm Beach
County Property Appraiser, will address the membership. All residents
are welcome to attend Democratic
Club meetings. Meet our current
representatives as well as candidates
running for office in 2016. Learn
about the issues facing voters in
Palm Beach County. Call Mae Duke
687-0238 for more information.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS OF THE


PALM BEACHES: Meets 1st Wednesday of month 9:30 AM, Golden Lakes
Temple. Bus provided from Century
Village Clubhouse. Information: call
Kathy @ 689-0393.
IRISH AMERICAN CLUB- The Irish
American Cultural Club meets the
first Tuesday of the month, in the
Clubhouse Meeting Room C at 2:00
PM. For information, contact Robert
at 917-704-0223.
ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE
CLUB: (IACC) OF CENTURY VILLAGE: The ITALIAN AMERICAN
CULTURE CLUB OF CENTURY
VILLAGE meets the 3rd Wednesday
of each month at the Clubhouse Party Room at 1:00 pm. For club information call Fausto 478-1821.Bowling
Saturdays at Verdes Lanes, 9:00 A.M.
on Saturdays- for information call
Lenny 471-02603. Cruises monthly
thru Celebration Lines if interested
contact Ashley 561-845-7737 mention the CV Italian Club. A New Year
Eve party will be held if interested
contact Fausto 478-1821 or Herb 6878194. IACC presents our 7th cruise.
It is a 9 day southern Caribbean on
the Carnival Conquest. Feb 20/2016.
Fort Lauderdale,,Grand Turk, La Romana (Dom Rep),, Curacao, Aruba,
Fort Lauderdale There are still a few
cabins left. Call Michelina 561-5075658 or Franne 561-478-9526 .
JEWISH WAR VETERANS POST
#501: Meet 1st Sunday of month at
Cypress Lakes Clubhouse. Breakfast,
9 AM. Guest speakers. Activities include servicing VA patients. Howard
@ 478-2780.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS POST #
520: Meet 4th Sunday of month at
Elks Lodge, Belvedere Rd. Continental breakfast, 9 AM followed by meeting. Information: Phil @ 686-2086.
JUDITH EPSTEIN CHAPTER OF HADASSAH: Meet 3rd Wednesday of
month at Congregation Anshei Sholom.
KARAOKE Tuesdays 6 - 9 PM,in Party Room hosted by Marshall Eads.
Fridays 6 - 9 PM, hosted by Janisse
Lahoe.

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O R G A N I Z A T I O N A L
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS: Palm Beach
Rainbow Lodge #203 meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesdays in Century Village
Walgreens/Medical building (separate ground floor entrance), 100 Century Blvd., CSI Caregiver Services, at
1:00pm. We are an international fraternal organization, non-sectarian.
The Lodge welcomes new members,
dual members, transferees, and Pythian reinstatements regardless of
inactive years of service. WE WELCOME ALL MEN! Participate in social and charitable events. Collation
after each meeting. For further info,
call Irv 683-4049.

PICKLEBALL: Welcoming new members to the Pickleball club. Courts


open at 8:00 each morning, great way
to meet new people, exercise and have
lots of fun. For more info, call Barbara Di Domenico @ 716-499-6737.
Come join us to learn and play the
fastest growing sport in the USA.

LINE DANCING CLUB (NOT JUST


COUNTRY)- Begins 12/7. Mondays
and Fridays, 9:30- 11:00 AM, Clubhouse party room. Free lessons. Call
Yvon @ 689-7383.

PROACTIVE RESIDENTS PROJECTS


COMMITTEE, INC. AKA PRPC: We
are a non-profit group of CV resident
owners concerned with Village issues.
For information and meeting schedule check our Blog at the following:
proactive-committee.blogspot.com

MERRY MINSTRELS OF CENTURY


VILLAGE: Looking for ladies and
gentlemen who enjoy singing and entertaining. Meet every Thurs. 10 AM
- 11 AM in Music Room B. Come join
us. Call Louis or Anna @ 247-8819 or
cvmerryminstrels@hotmail.com.
MIND SPA DISCUSSION GROUP:
Meet 2nd and 4th Thurs. 1:30 PM,
Classroom A. All invited for indepth discussions of significant issues.. Allan @ 687-3602.
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT RETIREES: N.Y.C. Transit Retirees, Anyone
interested in attending a meeting of
the New York City Transit Retirees of
Florida, West Palm Beach Chapter,
please call Kathy - 689-0393.
NORTHERN STARS: Club meets on
the 2nd and 4th Monday each month
- 6 to 9 PM - Party Room. Enjoy singing, dancing, refreshments and good
wholesome fun. Yearly dues $5.00.
per person. For further info, call
Janisse @ 586-291-8286 or email to:
northernstarsbo@hotmail.com..
OWLS (OLDER - WISER- LOYAL- SENIORS)- At our 10/12 meeting, it was
decided, due to some health issues,
that we will close our club. Thank
you all for eight years of wonderful
times, and we wish all of our members good health and happiness.
PHILADELPHIA CLUB: The Greater
Philadelphia Club meets the first
Thursday of each month at 12:30
PM in the Clubhouse Party Room,
with lunch and entertainment. For
info, call Lois at 561-683-3884.

PRESIDENTS AND UNIT OWNERS


CLUB: Every unit owner welcome. For
Information call Jerry Karpf @ 6841487. Meetings will be held on the
2nd Thursday of each month @ 2PM
in the Clubhouse in room C. Please
come.

REPUBLICAN CLUB: Republican


Club meets 2nd Tuesday of the
month at 1:00 PM in the Clubhouse
Art Room. Cookies and coffee will
be served. For info call Alan 561-9070357. December guest speaker will be
author Bill Skinner. Election of new
offices will be in January.
RUSSIAN CLUB: Meets every 2nd
Thurs. monthly at 3 PM in the Art
Room If you have any questions,
please call Tamara @ 712-1417.
SAILING CLUB: Meets every 2nd Fri.
10 AM, Classroom C. Info: Ron @
683-8672.
SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB: We play every Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays,
and everyone is welcome to come and
play. We meet at 1:15 and usually finish around 3:30. We play singles on
Tuesdays, doubles on Wednesdays,
And my favorite, bowling pin, on
Thursdays. Equipment will be provided. We have all levels of members
with a wide level of playing ability,
from long time players to first time
members.Our goal is to get outside
have some exercise and get to meet
new people Come and join us. Ed
Wright @ 561 632 4268.
SNORKEL CLUB: For information
call Ron Helms 683-8672
SUNDAY NIGHT SING-A-LONG:
Hosted by Louis Ahwee & Anna Torres, 5 PM - 8 PM. Classroom C. Information @ 247-8819.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

NEW PARKING ENFORCEMENT AT CLUBHOUSE:


CV CLUBHOUSE MANAGEMENT HAS CONTRACTED WITH A TOWING SERVICE TO CONTROL
UNAUTHORIZED PARKING. VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKED IN PLACES OTHER THAN MARKED SPACES WILL BE SUBJECT TO TOWING.

N E W S

THE SCRABBLE CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE: Every Tues. 6 PM 2nd


Floor Card Room. For information
call Lucy @ 729-0705.
UNITED ORDER TRUE SISTERS: A
non-sectarian Cancer service group.
Meetings the 2nd Mon. monthly at
11:30 AM in Party Room. For information call Marion Polansky @ 6845814 or Marlene Schnitzer @ 6831208.

WALL STREET CLUB: Local resident


of CV has formed a club regarding
the stock market. We are not professionals. We are looking for fresh
ideas. Meetings will be held every
Wednesday, same time and place.
Call Don 254-0917.
YIDDISH CULTURE GROUP: Meets
Tuesday mornings 10:00 AM, CV
Clubhouse.

UNITERS SOCIAL CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE: A group of awesome


diverse people coming together in a
united way for social times. Bring a
guest or come alone and meet other
like minded individuals. Meet up
every second Sunday of each month
in Club House Craft Room. For additional information, call Esther 561
635-4298 or 561 328-7935. Like us on
Facebook/United Social Club of Century Village.
VILLAGE SOCIAL SENIORS CLUB:
Meets every 2nd and 4th Thurs. 7 PM
- 9 PM in Party Room. Single senior
residents. Planning upcoming outings. Annual dues $10. Info Milt Cohen 429-5778.

ANNUAL UCO
VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON
A luncheon to thank our
Volunteers for all their hard work
and commitment throughout
the year will be held at the Main
Clubhouse Party Room on Sunday,
February 21, 2016 at 1 oclock P.M.
At this time, we are requesting the
Chairperson of each Committee
to submit the names of their
Committee Members to the UCO
Office by February 1, 2016. It
would be greatly appreciated
if you could identify on that list
those who plan to attend the
Luncheon. Thank you.
Kathleen Guarnagia,
Chairperson Volunteer Luncheon

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Transgender
BY LENORE VELCOFF
Caitlyn Jenners visibility has made
the topic less taboo and most of
us have added a new word to our
vocabulary transgender. Just as we
have accepted that being gay is not
something that one chooses, neither
does a male or female choose their
gender identity. Back in the 1970s,
Renee Richards underwent maleto-female sex reassignment surgery
and through her fight to play tennis
as a woman, challenged gender
roles and became a role model and
spokesperson for the transgender
community.
Today we learn that some young
people feel that they have the wrong
sexual identity by three or four years
old. Medical science has taught us
that gender is not just male or female.
There are hermaphrodites who are
born with both female and male sex
organs. Most of these babies have
surgery shortly after birth.
So why are we talking about
this now. A TV show called I AM
JAZZ tells the story of a girl who is
transgender. It interviews her family,
parents, siblings and grandparents.
How would you react? Think about
it.
The Manhattan Student Services
and the New York City school district
just held the first transgender youth
conference in New York State. A

fashion show was put on by the


Fashion Industry High School with
transgender students modeling the
clothes designed by one of their own.
Many of the homeless teenagers
in New York City are transgender
because they have been abandoned
by their families and have turned
to drugs, alcohol and prostitution.
Too many youths come out to family
members only to face rejection,
hatred, and violence. Those facing
the most extreme levels of family
rejection and maltreatment are often
forced out of their homes, or will run
away, becoming homeless or entering
the foster care system. Here are some
statistics:

There
are
nearly
700,000
transgender individuals in the U.S.
or 0.3% of the adult population.

Of those who identify as
transgender, a majority have taken
some steps to transition from one
gender to another.

An
unknown
number
of
transgender individuals also
identify as gay, lesbian or bi-sexual
so there is some overlap.
What can our generation do to
help transgender people survive
and thrive in todays world? First,

use the pronoun the persons use


to describe themselves, he or she.
Next, remember that until the
transformation is complete, the youth
are allowed to use the bathroom with
which they are most comfortable.
Other students dont find that a
problem, only their parents do.
Remember, they dont choose their
gender. Sometimes nature makes
the wrong choice. The Equality
Act of 2015 is currently in Congress
and supported by President Obama.
This sweeping act would amend
the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban
discrimination nationwide based on

sexual orientation or gender identity.


Please read about The Equality Act
and consider contacting your local
Congresspeople to encourage them
to vote for it. If you want more
information, you can go on-line to
PFLAG and download their new
publication OUR TRANS LOVED
ONES for free. For those who are
interested, this new publication
includes first-person stories, expert
input and more.
Above all, please remember, this
is not a choice. It is an act of selfpreservation

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B9

COMING IN FEBRUARY: CANDIDATES FORUM


WHAT: Candidates for UCO oce present their views and answer
questions from residents, a totally bi-partisan event
WHEN: Monday, February 15 from 1 PM-3:30 PM
WHERE: Clubhouse Theater
WHY: So we can all be informed voters

All residents welcome! If you want to ask a question:


Youll soon be able to drop your name/association into a box in the Sta Office in the
Clubhouse or email your name/association (no questions) to anita.buchanan281@gmail.com.

Moderator will randomly select names for Q&A as time allows!

OPINION

Here Today...
BY LINDA GRAFF
When I became a full time resident
of Century Village, I immediately felt
welcomed. I made friends, became
involved in the many social activities
and clubs that are available here, and
I enjoy the amenities very much.
I also made it my business to give
back - to volunteer some of my time
and effort to the community that
had so welcomed me. At UCO, I was
assigned to work at the reception
desk where I was trained to greet and
direct visitors and manage incoming
phone calls. I have worked in service
professions throughout my life; it
was my pleasure to perform this job
professionally and with a smile. I
enjoyed meeting and working with
my neighbors.
Imagine my surprise, when I
showed up at UCO for my scheduled
work day and was told that, The
snowbirds are back. My services
were no longer needed. I was told that
I could reapply for my job in May. In
other words, I was fired. Eventually,
realizing that I really had no reason

to be in the office (a new volunteer


was already sitting in my seat) , I left.
I had nothing else scheduled for that
morning, so I went home. So much
for giving back.
It took a few days for me to get
over this incident. My feelings are
hurt, but I am also angry. Why would
any year-round resident volunteer at
UCO if they know that they might
be fired when the snowbirds return?
I have worked at volunteer jobs all
my life. Having more volunteers than
work is a good thing. Couldnt all of
the available people be scheduled?
A once-per-week slot could be made
into a once every other week slot.
Two days per week could become
one day per week during the winter.
Everybody works, no one's feelings
are hurt and, most importantly, the
work gets done. Next Spring, I expect
that UCO will be shorthanded again
and put out a call for new volunteers.
I will not answer that call. One day,
no one will. Its just a matter of time.

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Israel-Palestine:

The Situation is the Solution.


BY RICHARD HANDELSMAN
Those who search for a solution
to the Palestinian Israeli problem
seem not to realize that the present
situation is the solution.
On the one hand, the continual
conflict
guarantees
that
the
dictatorships of the surrounding Arab
states--Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran,
Iraq, etc.--can utilize the oppression
of our brothers, the Palestinians
(who are not allowed to migrate and
populate the vast expanses of empty
land in those countries*) to demand
obedience and sacrifice from their
own citizens. As George Orwell wrote
in 1984: The war is not meant to be
won, it is meant to be continuous. . .
. In principle the war effort is always
planned to keep society on the brink
of starvation. The war is waged by the
ruling group against its own subjects
and its object is not the victory . . . but
to keep the very structure of society
intact. (North Korea also practices

this saber-rattling technique.)


On the other hand, the continual
conflict guarantees that Israel does
not have to address either a onestate solution and give 1.5 million
Palestinians citizenship rights (in
a land of 8 million)-never! Nor
address a two-state solution, then
having to deal with the 600 thousand
Ultra-Orthodox West Bank settlers,
their Biblical claims to all the land,
and their Knesset political partiesdouble never! And the USA is always
ready to hand over the usual $3-4
billion a year plus cut-rate arms deals
and UN support.
But now, after almost 60 years of
posturing and promises, this balance
is threatened by the rise of (a)
fundamentalist Muslim groups--Al
Queda, ISIS, Taliban, Boko Haram,
Al-Shabaab, Al-Nusra; (b) Sunni vs.
Shi'ite; and (c) Kurdish nationalists.

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WPRF NEWS
BY E VA R ACHESK Y
Dear Residents,
T h e r e
is
much
conjecture
and
many
a c c u s a t ion s
being made
surrounding
the
closing
of the second
at
Eva Rachesky floor
H
a
s
t
i
n
g
s
.
V.P., WPRF
The
reason
for the closure
was ADA related. To NOT provide
access for the handicapped is
discriminatory, thus the closure.
Though the lifts are old and parts
for repair difficult to obtain, there
is some good newsFlorida Lifts
was able to get one lift operational
allowing WPRF to reopen the second
floor to the residents.
Originally WPRF, wanting to
improve the ride to the second floor,
gathered information for an elevator
to replace the two existing lifts.
After threats of a lawsuit by certain
residents if WPRF moved forward,
this idea was dropped. WPRF will
now be replacing the old lifts with
a newer version of the current lifts.
While it was our aim to present
three bids to the Bid Committee in
December, WPRF was unable to do
so based on the slow response from
the companies that are bidding.

Once all three bids are in house and


reviewed by the Bid Committee, I will
bring their recommendations to the
Operations Committee asking for a
motion to accept. The lifts will then
be ordered and scheduled for install
ask quickly as possible.
Another issue is that of the A/C
in the main Clubhouse. WPRF is
constantly assessing and replacing
old and worn out parts.
In
combination with the upgrade of old
air handlers and the addition of new
valves for better temperature control,
we have a software program that
allows us to control the temperatures
of the A/C equipment via computer.
This program also gives WPRFs
Maintenance Supervisor the ability
to access the A/C system from
home nights and weekends.
As
all of you using the clubhouse are
uncomfortably aware, we have lost our
ability to control the temperatures
at this time. I can assure you we are
working diligently with the vendor
to get our temperatures back under
control.
Please bring the necessary articles
of clothing to keep you warm while
playing cards, etc. I assure you I
am aware of your complaints and
promise you your complaints are
NOT falling on deaf ears. I apologize
profusely and ask that you bear with
us as we work toward resolution, and
I thank you for your patience.

CONGREGATION

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Art & Entertainment Play Review


THE HISTORY BOYS AT PALM
BEACH DRAMAWORKS
BY IRV RIKON
teachers, Hector (Colin McPhillamy)
and Irwin (Cliff Burgess,) whose
views on education conflict. The
latter "goes by the book," following
instructions, to get his charges into
University. The former seeks to
broaden the boys' minds by "honing
intellectual skills and curiosity," as
Producing Artistic Director William
Hayes phrases it.
The play itself, I feel, doesn't quite
make a successful transference from
English to American stage. It's long,
and it rambles. Playwright Bennett
has time to delineate eight young
male personalities, but he sketches
them rather than drawing and
coloring them.
At one point, the subject of the
Holocaust comes up, but Mr. Bennett
is more interested in intellectual
discussion rather than an emotional
one.
As characters, the teachers, rather
than the boys, are more fleshed out.
The two leads, Mr. McPhillamy
especially, who has the more
demanding role, are outstanding.

I've written several columns for the


UCO REPORTER on education,
and having once been an educator,
I looked forward to seeing Alan
Bennett's The History Boys at
PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS in
downtown West Palm Beach.
The play is set in the mid 1980s
at a grammar school (the English
equivalent of high school) in the
north of England.
Eight boys
attending their senior year are
preparing to take "A-level" exams in
their three or four preferred subjects.
Their goal is to gain entrance into
the top and most prestigious schools
such as Oxford and Cambridge.
The
boys
have two

they should be seen


here again and probably
will be: Jelani Alladin,
Colin Asercion, Kristian
Bikic, Kyle Branzel, Mike
Magliocca,
Matthew
Minor, John Evans Reese
and Nathan Stark.
The play runs through
January 3.
The next
production, Long Day's
Journey
into
Night,
arguably Eugene O'Neill's
greatest
work,
runs
January 29 - February 28.
Dramalogue, "A series that explores
all aspects of theatre, in conversation
with or about the industry's top
professionals and master artists." has
proven highly successful with fans.
This season, it begins December
8 with Paul Gemignani, Theater's
Master Maestro.
Tommy Tune
appears January 1. For reservations
and
additional
information,
call 514-4042.
Online: www.
palmbeachdramaworks.org.

Rob Donohoe as Headmaster and


Angie Radosh as Mrs. Lintott give
the excellent kinds of performances
we have come to expect of them.
J. Barry Lewis does his best with
a script that is basically static. His
people are kept constantly in motion
and so are the worthy sets of Victor
Becker. Indeed, as always at Palm
Beach Dramaworks, the entire
technical staff excels.
The boys, all of whom do very well
and are new to this theater, deserve
mention. I list their names because

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The On-Site
Century Village
Specialists
Toll-Free 800.654.2832 561.471.9677 www.CenturyVillage.com
Agents at Century Village Real Estate are thoroughly familiar with the policies and procedures of buying, selling
and renting within the Century Village Community. We do our best to protect the ideals of its residents, strive
for smooth, professional transactions, and consistently sell properties faster and for higher sales prices than any
other agents working in the Community. Stop by to meet some of our new, friendly faces.

TESTIMONIALS

What our customers say:


- Highly likely to recommend

Sold a home in Florida.


Very professional, and knowledgeable about the market, pleasure doing business with him.
My agent went out of his way to accommodate this sale and help facilitate the move out of
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He helped sell my condo for the price we discussed and delivered, would use him again. The
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My Agent was a life saver in a long distance transaction. Her communication, attention to
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Life to
More NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL advertising than
Your Years!
any other Century Village Broker.

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Recipient of the 2014 REALTOR of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year Awards
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Century Village Real Estate, Inc.


is a division of the

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B15

The On-Site Century Village Specialists

Toll-Free 800.654.2832 561.471.9677 www.CenturyVillage.com


SALE LISTINGS

SALE LISTINGS

Coventry J ...........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $20,000


Hastings G ...........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $20,900
Salisbury D ..........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $25,000
Norwich D............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $27,750
Coventry B ..........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $28,500
Norwich C............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $28,900
Dorchester J ........1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront $29,000
Norwich F ............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $29,000
Sheffield M ..........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $29,800
Andover F ............1 BR / 1 BA........................... $29,900
Chatham I............1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront $29,900
Camden N ............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $30,000
Sussex A ...............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $31,900
Kent J ...................1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $31,900
Salisbury G ..........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $31,900
Sheffield D ...........1 BR / 1 BA........................... $32,000
Sussex M ..............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $33,000
Chatham D ..........1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront $33,900
Norwich B ............2 BR / 1 BA........................... $34,900
Southampton A ...1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $35,000
Stratford H ..........1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $36,000
Windsor G ...........1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $36,500
Waltham H ..........1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $38,000
Sheffield J ............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $39,900

Cambridge D .......1 BR / 1 BA........................... $41,000


Berkshire E..........1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $42,000
Dorchester E........2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $42,000
Southampton A ...1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $42,900
Easthampton E ...2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $44,500
Coventry G ..........2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $45,000
Sussex H ..............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $45,000
Norwich J.............2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $46,000
Windsor F ............1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $46,000
Chatham O ..........2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $48,900
Wellington D........1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront $48,900
Kent F...................2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $50,000
Oxford 500...........1 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $59,900
Wellington ...........2 BR / 2 BA...... Waterfront $69,000
Sussex L ...............2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $69,900
Oxford 400...........2 BR / 2 BA........................... $74,000
Stratford N ..........1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront $74,900
Southampton A ...2 BR / 1.5 BA........................ $75,500
Wellington H .......2 BR / 2 BA...... Waterfront $80,000

RENTAL LISTINGS
Andover D ...........1 BR / 1.5 BA............................. $750
Northampton E ...1 BR / 1.5 BA... Waterfront ..... $800
Coventry A...........2 BR / 2 BA................................ $900

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK www.CenturyVillage.com
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Nutrition and Health

A Nutritious New Year


J E AN I E W. FR I E DM AN , MS R D LD/N
With
the
new year fast
approaching
some people
resolve
to
watch what
they
eat.
M a k i n g
healthier
food choices
Jeanie Friedman
is not easy.
Supermarkets stock thousands of
different food products, making it
difficult to navigate your way around
the aisles. Grocery stores are not the
only place that can cause confusion.
In some restaurants, menus can
resemble a small book! In a later
column, we will discuss how to select
healthier choices when dining out.
To start eating healthier, like with
anything else, you just need to take
baby steps.
The typical grocery store carries
a large variety of products and each
one may have its own variations. For
example, ketchup is available in many
brands and varieties. In addition to
regular ketchup, you can buy ketchup
with no added salt or with reduced
sugar. Furthermore, you can choose
lower carb or ketchup made without
high fructose corn syrup.

How would you know which items


would be a healthier choice? Most
packaged food items have a Nutrition
Facts Label, where information like
calories, amount of fat, and the
amount of sodium for each serving
is displayed. The label also lists
ingredients in order of quantity from
greatest to smallest. Items like fresh
vegetables and fruit, do not have a
label. Packaged fruit in syrup or
juice will have a label that lists
calories and the amount of
sugar per serving.
The sections in the perimeter
of the store (except the bakery!)
contain the healthiest food
items. The produce, meat and
seafood, and dairy departments
are located on the outer edges
of the store. Here, generally,
you will find food in its natural,
minimally processed forms.
Some meat and seafood items
may come prepared and seasoned
and sold in the refrigerated cases.
These foods will have added
sodium and calories or fat. The
labels on these will show you just
how much of each it contains. With
this information, you can compare
similar products and make the best
choice for your needs.

In the aisles, aim for 100% whole


wheat varieties of bread and pasta.
Beware of bread and pasta that is just
colored brown. The first ingredient
listed must be labeled as whole
wheat, whole
grain,
etc.
other w ise,
you are not
getting
the
full

benefits of the grain. Refined grains


(found in foods like white bread)
have been stripped of their bran,
which provides most of the fiber,
and their germ, which provides
healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Unprocessed brown rice is higher in
fiber than white rice. Watch out for
white rice that is colored brown.
If you purchase canned beans and
vegetables, look for varieties that are
low-sodium or are without added
salt. Rinsing the items in a colander
for several minutes can remove
up to 40% of the sodium used
in preparation and canning.
Once you get into the
habit of reviewing food
labels to make healthier
choices, you will have made
a huge, positive step towards
a healthier lifestyle. What a
perfect way to start the New
Year!
Jeanie W. Friedman is a Registered
Dietitian and nutritionist licensed
in the State of Florida. This article
is intended for educational purposes
only and is not intended as a substitute
for consultation with your health care
professional. Ms. Friedman may be
reached at JFriedmanRD@aol.com

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B17

Okeechobee Branch

LIBRARY NEWS
BY C H A R L E S WAU G H
Start the new year at your library
where we celebrate public education
for all! First, attend a series of gentle
yoga classes taught by a certified yoga
instructor. Please make sure to wear
comfortable clothing and bring your
own water bottle and mat. You can
then take a class to find out about
free online lifelong and continuous
learning resources that are available
from universities, both nationally
and internationally.
Join in a
discussion of the classic novel One
Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken
Kesey. Explore Kesey's use of hands,
machines, and allusions to Christ to
depict a society that, if unopposed,
insidiously destroys individuals. Be
captivated as The Presidents and

their First Ladies is back for another


showing this year featuring Ronald
and Nancy Reagan. Lastly, if you need
individualized help with a specific
library service, consider our Booka-Librarian for one-on-one training.
Just call for an appointment!
The Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Library is located next to Dunkin'
Donuts. The hours are: Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday and
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. All Village residents, including
seasonal residents, are eligible for
a free library card with proper I.D.
Visit the library today!

January Events
Tue, Jan 5, 8:30 a.m.
Tue, Jan 5, 3:30 p.m.
Thu, Jan 7, 10:30 a.m.
Mon, Jan 11, 12:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 11, 2:30 p.m.
Tue, Jan 12, 8:30 a.m.
Tue, Jan 12, 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 13, 1:00 p.m.
Thu, Jan 14, 12:30 p.m.
Tue, Jan 19, 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 20, 11:00 a.m.
Thu, Jan 21, 3:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 25, 11:30 a.m.
Tue, Jan 26, 3:30 p.m.

Browser Basics
Yoga
Beginning Word 2007
Affordable Care Act
Movie
Mousing
Yoga
Beginning Excel
Lifelong Learning Class
Yoga
Presidents & First Ladies
Book Discussion
E-Book Assistance
Yoga

Okeechobee Blvd. Branch Library


5689 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 2331880

www.pbclibrary.org

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Take Two and Hit To Right

Sports of The
CenturyVillage

Sam Milham
Hi again everybody, its great to
be back at CVthis time as a yearrounder!

Shame on the NFLagain:


As I reported in my column and
on my TV show back in May, fourteen
NFL teams charged our government
for their patriotism. If you recall,
I asked all the good seniors of CV
to let their voices be heard on this
issue, and it looks as if you did. Many
thanks.
Well, Senator John McCain is
now looking into this! Did he see my
show? His report is called Tackling
for Patriotism.
The fourteen teams, which I
called the Dirty Dozen Plus Two,
collected $5.4 million over a fouryear period from the US government
for publicly honoring our military
personnel during football games.
Our government looked at it as an
investment because it increased
volunteerism, which is a good thing.
This is just chump change, though,
to any NFL owner. But you know the
NFL and its insatiable appetite: If the
dollars are there, they take it. Pure
greed.
Mr. God-ell, in view of all the bad
press the NFL and you had this year,
why dont you use your powers to
pressure the fourteen team owners
to make a donation to the USO of
the $5.4 million? So far, no other
sports league has charged. Call it a
Christmas present to all the brave
men and women who put their lives
on the line for all of us. That would
show the NFL in a far more generous
light.

Extra point update:


The Brady appeal for what
took place in 2014s Deflategate
will go to trial on March 3, 2016!
Come on, Commish, lets stop this
nonsense. Lets face ityou had
your day in court and lost. Lets not
drag football through another trial.
The game doesnt need it. I wonder,
Commish, is this your way of keeping
the game in the papers beyond Super
Bowl 50? I hope it isnt, but with you,
one never knows.

Basketball:
As you know, after Phil Jacksons
Knicks finished 17 and 65 last
season, I stated I would give him
some more time! Glad I did. The
Knicks improved on their two weak
points, rebounding and driving to
the basket. They are now getting
fouled more often, which is good.
Phil also made a good draft choice
in Kristaps Porzingis, a 7-foot
3-inch power forward. Through 20
games his average is 14.1 point per
game with 2 blocked shots and 9.4
rebounds per game. Meanwhile, his
team is 10 and 10, and it looks as
if they may win between 35 and 40
games this year with the playoffs
becoming a possibility. This kidjust
20 years oldis a real humble and
hard-working ball player. To watch
him play is just enjoyable. Lets hope
New York doesnt go to his head. If
I have any advice for him, its this:
Just know that sometimes the press
builds you up to knock you down.
Well, folks, thanks for asking
about the Question of the Month. It
will return with my next column.
Till then, take two and hit to
right! (Not take three, Lanny!)

ACTIVE SHOOTER
RESPONSE SEMINAR
FRIDAY - JANUARY 15, 2016
9:30AM
in Room "C" at the Clubhouse
The United States Department of Justice
DEA/FBI Tactical firearms Instructors will
present this program.

LEARN WHAT TO AND NOT TO DO


IF THIS SITUATION EVER HAPPENS!
IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO ATTEND!

Around the Bases


with

Irwin Cohen
Outside of Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra
in my opinion, had the most
recognizable face in sports history.
Yogi, as you know, passed away not
too long ago at his New Jersey home
at age 91.
Our paths crossed several times
on the baseball beat. I found him
withdrawn at times and shorter
than the 5-8 listed on the back of his
baseball cards.
He didn't say all of those
"Yogiisms" attributed to him, but
he was a very likable fellow. After all,
how could you not like a guy that
looks like the fellow who works in the
stockroom of a big store.
Berra broke into pro ball in 1943 at
the age of 18 with the Norfolk club in
the Yankees minor league chain. In
the Navy the next two years where he
earned a Purple Heart, Distinguished
Unit Citation, two Battle Stars and
an European Theatre of Operations
ribbon for his participation in the
Normandy invasion.
After batting .314 with 15 home
runs in only 77 games for Newark in
1946, Berra was given a late season
trial with the parent Yankees. He hit
.364 in seven big league games and
worked with Hall of Fame catcher
Bill Dickey to improve his defense.
Yogi went on to have a great
baseball life and private life with his
beautiful wife Carmen, also from St.
Louis, who married him well before
he began making big baseball money.
Like his fans, she adored him and
Yogi considered himself blessed with
a great partner.
By the time Yogi's baseball career
ended as a player, coach and manager,
he collected 21 World Series rings.
His memories include hitting the
first pinch hit home run in World
Series history in 1947 and catching
Don Larsen's only perfect game in
World Series history in 1956.
Yogi's big league career as a
player spanned from 1946-1965 and

resulted in a .285 career average


with 358 home runs in 2,120 regular
season games.
Yogi also played in 15 consecutive
All-Star games and managed the
Yankees and Mets to a pennant. To
me, though, the greatest game Yogi
ever caught was on Sunday, June 24,
l962, when he was 37-years-old.
A crowd of 35,638 paid their way
in to Detroit's Tiger Stadium on a
beautiful afternoon for the game
starting a few minutes after one. The
game ended 7 hours later at 8pm in
the early minutes of the Ed Sullivan
Show.
The Yanks won 9-7 in the 22nd
inning on Jack Reed's two-run home
run, the only one he ever hit in the big
leagues. Yogi caught all 22 innings
and had three hits in 10 trips to the
plate.
Fast forward to Yankee Stadium
on July 18, 1999.
After a 14-year estrangement with
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner,
Yogi came back to Yankee Stadium
and watched a game with former
batterymate Don Larsen, who pitched
the perfect World Series game in
1956. The Yankees won the game as
David Cone pitched baseball's 16th
perfect game in its history. It was
quite a present for Yankees' manager
Joe Torre on his 59th birthday.
Things happened when Yogi was
around.
I'm glad that I got an autographed
ball from Yogi some 30 years ago.
I'm not glad that I gave it away a
few years later. I should have kept it
as Yogi was one special character.
*******************************
CV snowbird Irwin Cohen headed a
national baseball publication for ve years
and worked for a major league team and
earned a World Series ring. The author,
columnist, public speaker may be reached
in his dugout at irdav@sbcglobal.net.

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R E C R E A T I O N

Gun
Club
By George Franklin
Hi folks, Happy New Year to everyone.
Another great meeting was held
Tuesday night, December 8th, with
Guest Speaker Regional Director
Wayne Picone of the Florida Attorney
General's Office Senior vs Crime
Project. He discussed and answered
questions
regarding
signing
contracts and dealing with the I.R.S.
in the event you are hacked and your
identity is stolen. Many firearms
were displayed including an antique
107 year old Iver Johnson Break Top
revolver in near perfect condition.
Some very nice door prizes were
won and the Raffle for the custom
made knife valued at $275.00 was
drawn and won by a member present.
The next meeting will be held
Tuesday 7:00 P.M. January 12, 2016
with scheduled Guest Speaker Palm
Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Sailing
Club
By Christine Mohanty
We are very fortunate to have such
a wonderfully ambitious group of
sailors who are currently repairing
our boats. Thanks to Dave Forness
and his crew of helpers:
Ken
Campbell, Bart Snow, Ron Helms,
and Keijo Parrika. Without you
there would be fewer folks out on the
lagoon. Actually, the number of our
clubs certified sailors is constantly
growing. Many newbies have shown
up to be tested by either Ryszard
Miezianko or Helga Lieb-ONeill.
Remember that even if youve been
previously certified, you must do so
again each year after October. The
dock is open six days a week, with
Sunday the exception, using our
buddy-system.
We have many upcoming social
events. As usual, our potlucks are the
first Tuesday of the month with setup at 5:15PM at the Clubhouse pool
patio. Our meetings are in Room
C on the second Friday at 10AM. A
reminder to mark your calendars
for the January 14th installation
breakfast, luncheon Wednesday,
February 17th, and of course, our
exceptionally popular dance on
Sunday, March 6th, followed
by our end-of-season picnic
March 23rd.
For those
of you who havent yet
joined us for the fun,
why not come down
to check us out at
the dock and
maybe
SAIL
AWAY!

Shuffleboard
by Ed Wright
By the time you read this article
the shuffleboard season will be one
third over. We finished the first
tournament on December 17th.
The winter tournament will start
on January 5th. The winners of the
first tournament will be listed in
next months column. December is
a really good time for us as almost
everyday one of our members returns
from the north country. It is great to
see old friends. We have twenty-eight
members at this time.
Four of our members are first
timers. We still play every Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:30.
Check in at 1:15 to sign in so we
can determine how many courts are
needed. We play singles on Tuesdays,
Doubles on Wednesdays and my
favorite Bowling Pin on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
Equipment is provided. There are
players of all skill levels. If you are
a person who has never played and
would like to learn the game, give
me a call and someone can meet you
a little early and explain the game to
you. It is always a good idea to get
outside, get a little exercise, and meet
some new people. Hope to see you
soon.

Tennis
Club
By Les Lerman
Tennis and pickleball players will
break from their normal activity on
January 20 at 9 a.m. to participate
in the annual membership breakfast
meeting at the Somerset pool patio.
Club treasurer Irma DeMarzo will
be on hand to collect the $10 annual
dues.
Membership benefits include
listing of name, phone, and e-mail
address on the posted directory, use
of the ball machine, and discounted
admission to the spring picnic.
Paid-up members will nominate
and elect next year's club officers.
Les Rivkin, seeking re-election as
president, is expected to propose the
addition of two vice-presidents, one
to represent French Canadian players
and the other to oversee pickleball
activities.
Court repairs and possible
expansion will also be on the agenda.
As of mid-December, WPRF has
received a number of bids, but none
that it considered satisfactory.
A double elimination mixed
doubles tournament is set for January
27.
Registration information is
posted at the clubhouse.
The women's tournament will
take place February 10, and the men's
February 24. Pickleball tournament
information will be available at or
before the membership meeting.

January Clubs

Offered at Century Village


All clubs are active as of revised date, clubs may have been discontinued or canceled since.
***TBD = to be determined. Please review updated club list from Class Office.
Club Name

Room

Day

Time

Act 2 Community Theater


Act 2 Community Theater

Meeting C

Every Monday

4:30pm-7pm

Meeting C

Every Wednesday

7pm-9pm

Act 2 A Christmas Carol

Meeting C

Mon., December 21st

7pm

Actors Studio

Class A & B

Every Monday

7pm-9pm

African Am Cultural Club

Party Room

4th Sunday

2pm-5pm

Alzheimers Caregivers Group

Art Room

2nd/4th Monday

1:30pm-3:30pm
12pm-4pm

Amit Womens Group

Party Room

2nd Tuesday

Art Take In

Party Room

Tues., January 19th

9am-1pm

Ballroom Dancing Club

Party/Art

Every Monday

2pm-4pm

Baby Boomers Book Club

Class Room B

3rd Monday

11am-12pm

Baby Boomers Club

Meeting C

3rd Wednesday

3pm-4pm

Bible Study Group

Class Room B

Every Sunday

5pm-7pm

Bingo

Party Room

Every Wednesday

5:30pm-9:30pm

Bocce with Robert

Bocce Court

Every Saturday

10:30am-12pm

Bocce Club Mens sign up

Large Card Room

Wed., January 13th

10am

Bocce Club Womens sign up

Large Card Room

Thurs., January 14th

10am

Boomer Girls

Party Room

3rd Sunday

12pm-3pm

Brooklyn Queens Club

Party Room

2nd Wednesday

1:30pm-4pm

Camera Club

Meeting C

2nd Tuesday

10am-12pm

CBA Art Club

Art Room

Every Wednesday

1pm-4pm

CBA BBQ

Picnic Island

1st Sunday

11am-4pm

CBA Bocce

Bocce Court

Every Friday

8:30am-10:30am

CBA Bridge

Card Room A

Every Tuesday

1pm-3pm

CBA Bridge

Card Room A

Thurs. Starting Jan. 7th

6:30pm-10pm

CBA Chorus Tamalou

Music Room B

Every Tuesday

1:30pm-3:30pm

CBA Computer Lessons

Meeting C

Tuesdays except 2nd

9:30am-11:30am

CBA Crafters

Craft Room

Every Friday

7pm-9pm

CBA Cribbage

Card Room A

Every Sunday

7pm-10pm

CBA English Lessons

Class Room A

Every Wednesday

3pm-5pm

CBA French Lessons

Art Room

Tues. Starting Jan. 19th

9am-10:30am

CBA Guitar Lessons

Class Room A

Every Tuesday

7:30pm-10pm

CBA Line Dancing

Art Room

Tuesday & Wednesday

7pm-9pm

CBA Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard Crt.

Every Monday

6pm-9:30pm

CBA Social Dancing

Party/Art

Every Friday

3pm-5pm

CBA Writing Club

Craft Room

Thurs. Starting Jan. 7th

4pm-6pm

C. E. R. T.

Art Room

3rd Monday

3pm-4:30pm

Christian Club

Party Room

1st Wednesday

1pm-3:30pm

Computer

ClubMeeting C

1st/3rd Thursday

1pm-3pm

Country Western Music Club

Party Room

1st/3rd Mon. Starting Jan.

6:30pm-9pm

Craft Creations

Craft Room

Every Tuesday

9:30am-12pm
6pm-9pm

Dance Party Club

Party Room

Most Tuesdays

Democratic Club

Party Room

Thurs., January 14th

1pm-3pm

Fishing Club

Class Room B

1st Wednesday

3pm-4:30pm

Friends of Bill Wilson

Craft Room

Every Thursday

7pm-8pm

Great Books Discussion

Card Room B

1st/3rd Thursday

1:30pm-3:30pm

Greater Philadelphia Club

Party Room

1st Thursday

12:30pm-3pm

Gun Club

Meeting C

2nd Tuesday

7pm-8pm

Homestead Exemption

Lobby

1st Thursday

1:30pm-2:30pm

Irish American Culture Club

Meeting C

1st Tuesday

2pm-4pm

Irish American Game Club

Hastings Card

Wed. Starting Jan. 6th

6:30pm-9:30pm

Italian Am Culture Club

Party Room

3rd Wednesday

1pm-4pm

Karaoke with Janisse

Party Room

Every Friday

6pm-9pm

Karaoke with Marshall

Meeting C/Party

Every Tuesday

6pm-9pm

Kathys Kitchen Can We Dish?

Party Room

3rd Friday

1pm-3pm

Kentucky Friends Cards

Hastings Card

Every Thursday

4:30pm-8:30pm

Kentucky Friends Pot Luck

Picnic Island

3rd Wednesday

12pm-3pm

Latin Am Club Birthdays

Party Room

1st Thursday

7pm-9pm

Latin Am Club Dances

Party Room

3rd Sun. Starting Jan.

5pm-9pm

Latin Am Club Workshop

Meeting C

3rd Thursday

7pm-9pm

Line Dancing Club

Party/Art

Monday & Friday

9:30am-11am

Mind Spa Club

Class Room A

2nd/4th Thursday

1:30pm-3pm
6pm-9pm

Northern Stars

Party Room

2nd/4th Monday

Open Art Room

Art Room

Saturday & Thursday

1pm-4pm

Pickleball

Pickleball Court

Every Day

8am-10:30am
2pm-3:30pm

Presidents Umbrella

Meeting C

2nd Thursday

Quilting Club

Sewing Room

Every Tuesday

9am-12pm

Read It, Chat About It

Card Room A

1st Tuesday

10am-12pm

Republican Club

Art Room

2nd Tuesday

1:30pm-3:30pm

Russian Club

Art Room

2nd Thursday

4pm-7pm

Sailing Club

Meeting C

2nd Friday

9:30am-11am

Sailing Club Cheerleaders

Music Room A

Tues. Starting Jan. 5th

1pm-2:30pm

Sailing Club Pot Luck

Guest Pool

1st Tuesday

5pm-9pm

Senior Chit Chat

Class Room B

1st/3rd Tuesday

2pm-3:30pm

Shuffleboard Club

Shuffleboard Crt.

Tues/Wed/Thurs

1:15pm-3:45pm

Trivial Pursuit

Card Room B

Every Wednesday

1:30pm-3:30pm

United Order of True Sisters

Party Room

2nd Monday

11:30am-2pm

Wall Street Club

Class Room B

Every Wednesday

4:30pm-6pm

Yiddish Culture Chorus

Music Room B

Every Wednesday

1pm-3pm

Yiddish Culture Club

Theater

Every Tuesday

10am-11am

Yiddish Vinkl

Music Room B

2nd Sunday

1pm-3pm

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BRIDGE PLAYERS!

SENIORS VS. CRIME

Or those WANTING TO LEARN Century


Village Bridge Club offers Lessons and
Duplicate Games.

Enjoy the game/raise your SKILLS!

2102 West Drive.

Lessons and Games from December 14


thru April (Winter Season). Contact Kristy
Brown 640-3120 ext. 0 or Director Bill
Halprin (248) 672-2292.
(Advanced registration is required for
lessons and/or Supervised play.
All sessions $5/play).

New hours are Monday and Wednesday,

LESSONS:
Beginners Mon 12:30-2;30 PM
Intermediate Mon 3-5PM

Seniors vs. Crime, a service provided to Century


Village residents by volunteers working with the
Palm Beach County Sheriffs office, announces
new, expanded hours at the UCO Office,

1PM to 3PM and Friday, 9AM to 12PM.

Supervised Play
Wed 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

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JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B21

P O L I T I C A L
Dorothy Jacks
Chief Deputy
Property Appraiser

Dear Taxpayer:
In our business,
January 1 is
a
significant
date
because
that is when all
property values
and exemptions
Dorothy Jacks
are established.
Floridas Constitution mandates
that all property must be assessed
at market value as of January 1 each
year. Sales transactions during the
previous year determine values as of
January 1 of the current year. For 2016
values, that means we will look at
sales during 2015 to estimate values
for the 2016 tax roll. For example, if
you sold your residence in 2015 for
$100,000, that selling price would be
used together with other comparable
sales in our analysis of the current
market.
January 1 also is when existing
Homeowner Exemptions are renewed
automatically by the Property
Appraisers Office. Some of you may
remember the days when you had to
come to our offices every year between
Jan. 1 and March 1 to renew your
existing exemption in person. When
Mr. Nikolits took office in 1993, he
opted to renew existing homestead
exemptions automatically on Jan. 1
each year. Taxpayers have welcomed
that convenience ever since.
The renewal cards are mailed to
each residential property owner who
has an existing homestead exemption.
In 2015, the approximate number of
exemption renewals was 310,536. The
number of new applications taken
in 2015 was 24,318, which includes
9,318 applicants who used E-File.
Each year our homestead fraud
team investigates and removes
exemptions that have been received
illegally. In 2015, we recovered
$1,674,974 from taxpayers claiming
an improper exemption.
Just a reminder that if you did buy
a new residence in 2015, now is the
time to apply for the 2016 homestead
exemption. The deadline to apply is
March 1. The 2016 application can
be downloaded from our website,
pbcgov.com/PAPA, or you can e-file
directly on our website.

Ted Deutch

U.S. Congressman
In
todays
economy,
a
college degree
is increasingly
essential
for
any American
looking to climb
the
economic
ladder.
Yet
Ted Deutch
the
cost
of
attending a four-year public college
has tripled in the last three decades,
and Americans' incomes have failed
to keep up. With over 40 million
Americans struggling to pay back
more than $1.2 trillion in student
loans, the need for Congress to take
action is greater than ever.
Back in 2013, I was pleased to
vote for the Bipartisan Student Loan
Certainty Act, which locked in low
interest rates for todays students.
However, I remain concerned about
the millions of Americans who
remain trapped in older, higherinterest loans. Thats why I joined
Senator Elizabeth Warren earlier
this year as a sponsor of the Bank
on Students Emergency Refinancing
Act, which would give borrowers the
chance to take advantage of todays
low interest rates. The Congressional
Budget Office estimates that this
bold legislation could save families
up to $70 billion on their student
loans. Unfortunately, the proposal
has failed to gain any support from
the Republican majority in Congress.
We will keep working to get our
colleagues on the other side of the
aisle on board with a bold student
loan refinancing plan. Yet we must
also look for other commonsense
steps that could better protect the
rights of struggling borrowers. Thats
why I recently introduced three new
bills aimed at shielding borrowers
from abuse and economic hardship:

The Student Loan Payment


Optimization Act requires
lenders to apply payments in ways
that maximize your savings instead
of your debt. Under current law,
when borrowers pay more than
their monthly minimum payment,
lenders can apply those funds to the
next months bill instead of towards
principle reduction. These are simple
accounting measures that are in the
best interest of the borrower.

NO WEAPONS
OF ANY KIND ALLOWED ON
RECEATIONAL PROPERTIES
VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED
FROM THE PROPERTY AND RISK
SUSPENSION OF THEIR PRIVILEGES

The Student Loan Transfers


Disclosure Act addresses an
issue highlighted earlier this year by
the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau. Too often, borrowers are
left in the dark when lenders sell
their debt to new servicers and even
end up incurring fees due to the
confusion. When this problem arose
in the mortgage industry, Congress
amended the Truth in Lending
Act to require banks better inform
customers. This legislation ensures
that student lenders get the same
treatment.

The Social Security


Garnishment
Modernization Act responds
to a growing challenge, and that is
the growing number of Americans
seeing their Social Security checks
garnished to pay off student debt. In
fact, the Government Accountability
Office found that in 2013, over
150,000 seniors saw their Social
Security benefits garnished for this
reason. Today, just $750 is exempt
from garnishment every month. My
legislation increases the amount of
Social Security benefits protected
from student loan garnishment
because the last thing the federal
government should be doing is
garnishing seniors into poverty.
The skyrocketing cost of higher
education in the United States is a
strain on Americans of every political
persuasion, and protecting borrowers
from abuse and economic hardship
should be a bipartisan priority in
Congress. In the coming months,
I hope to build support for these
commonsense measures among
Republicans and Democrats alike,
and will be sure to keep you updated
on my efforts.

Sharon R. Bock

Esq. Clerk & Comptroller,


Palm Beach County
Less than a decade ago only
b u s i n e s s
executives
c a r r i e d
s m a r t ph o n e s .
Fast
forward
and how times
have changed!
According to the
Pew
Research
Center, nearly
Sharon Bock
two-thirds
of
American adults
(64%) now own a smartphone of some
kind, up from 58% in early 2014 and
40% of smartphone users have used
their device to look up government
services or information.
We are experiencing one of the
biggest information shifts in modern
history. Today, everyone has access to
public information. As technology
continues to advance it has raised
complex issues regarding privacy and
security.
As the Clerk & Comptroller, I am
responsible for safeguarding the
integrity of all the public records

pertaining to your life in Palm Beach


County, whether it be land records or
court records. It is my job to protect
them from outside sources looking
to do harm. Because of this, my office
uses the most modern technology
to provide secure, direct and easy
access to official information
online. Although we do our best to
redact private information, it is our
communal responsibility to make
sure sensitive information is not
inadvertently released to the public.
There has never been a more
important time to monitor private,
personal information located in the
Official Records that are housed on
our website, www.mypalmbeachclerk.
com. Here are a few tips to help
ensure that your information has
been properly protected:

Check the "Official Records."
Search for your name and check
your documents. If you find any
of protected information (social
security numbers, bank account
numbers, military discharges,
etc.) you may download a form
from our Privacy Web page to
request its removal.

If you work in a protected
profession,
such
as
law
enforcement or the military, some
personal information can be
removed from documents. A list of
qualified professions is available
on our Privacy Web page.
Visit one of our offices, where
trained employees will show you
how to find your documents
and request removal of certain
personal information.
My office is doing everything
possible to make public records
access trouble-free while maintaining
the integrity of the information held
within each document, but we cannot
do it alone. Start the New Year off on
the right foot by monitoring official
online documents.
Be sure to check our website, www.
mypalmbeachclerk.com to find out
when my office will be offering free
public records seminars that will
demonstrate how to search records
and use online services.
The right to access public
information
is
essential
to
our modern society. Ensuring
confidential information does not
fall into the wrong hands is everyones
responsibility. Be aware, be vigilant,
and protect yourself.
The
Florida
Constitution
established the independent office of
the Clerk & Comptroller as a public
trustee, responsible for safeguarding
public records and public funds.
Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected
by and accountable to Palm Beach
County residents. She serves as
your Clerk of the Circuit Court,
County Recorder, Clerk of the Board
of County Commissioners, Chief
Financial Officer, Treasurer, and
Auditor for Palm Beach County.

PAGE B22 | UCO REPORTER | JANUARY 2016

P O L I T I C A L
Paulette Burdick

Pbc County Commissioner


Another year has
come and gone
and we made it
through another
hu r r ic a ne
season without
a storm. That
is ten years in a
row. I hope our
Paulette Burdick
luck continues
to hold. I hope everyone enjoyed the
holidays and I would like to wish
each of you the very best in the New
Year.
The biggest issue facing Palm
Beach County and the School District
in 2016 is the infrastructure backlog
that developed during the longlasting economic recession. We could
continue to ignore our infrastructure
backlog, but that would only make
addressing the issue of road and
facility maintenance more expensive
in the future.
The
Board
of
County
Commissioners directed county
staff to specify and document the
infrastructure needs. I am sure you
heard about the lights that recently
fell on the tennis courts. There was
no money in the budget for new lights
so the lights were removed and the
courts are no longer available in the
evening. We all know about roads
that are in need of repair. Despite the
obvious needs, it is still important
to specify and document the needs
before proposing a tax increase.
Assuming that the county decides
to fund the infrastructure backlog,
there are two funding options -raising property taxes or raising
the sales tax. The county and
school district could join together
or independently ask the electorate
to approve a sales tax increase of
cent for the schools and cent for
the county. The sales tax is a more
regressive tax that places a greater
burden on our poorest residents, but
25% of the sales taxes are paid by
tourists and visitors. A cent sales
tax would generate approximately
$110 million annually.
In the months to come, County
staff will provide us with the list
of specific infrastructure needs
which I will share with you. I believe
the County Commission will also
create a citizens oversight panel
that would ensure that additional
property or sales tax revenue will be
used specifically and exclusively for
infrastructure needs that are on that
list. I look forward to getting your
input on both our infrastructure
needs and possible funding options.
Again, I would like to wish each
of you the very best in the New Year.
Please remember, I am here to help if
you need my assistance. I or someone
from my office attends every monthly
UCO meeting. You may also call
to schedule an appointment. If
you would like to speak with me
personally, want a speaker for a group,
or just want to be well informed
about important issues facing Palm
Beach County please send an E-mail
to me at pburdick@pbcgov.org or call
355-2202.

JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B23

Century Village Class Schedule


All classes are NOT final, and are subject to change. SIGN UP IN THE TICKET OFFICE.

M O N DAY
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

MTRLS

WEEKS

ROOM

Paper Beading Class ***New Class


Laughter Yoga
Stained Glass for Beginners
Bridge Fundamentals (Beginners)
Bridge Intermediate
Memoir Writing
French Lessons ***New Class
Latin Rhythm Dance
Duplicate Bridge (OPEN)

1/4/2016
1/4/2016
1/11/2016
1/11/2016
1/4/2016
1/4/2016
1/4/2016
1/4/2016
1/4/2016

10am-11:30am
10:30am-11:30am
1pm-3pm
12:30pm-2:30pm
3pm-5pm
1:30pm-3pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
7pm-8pm
7pm-9:30pm

$20
$24
$20
$20
$20
$5
$36
$24
$5

****

****

4
4
5
4
4
2 Lessons
6
4
1

Craft
Class A/B
Stained Glass
Card A
Card A
Craft
Class A
Art
Card A

****
****
****

T U E S DAY
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

MTRLS

WEEKS

ROOM

Ceramics (Tuesday & Friday Morning)


Stained Glass - Advanced
Tap Dance for Beginners & Intermediate
English Lessons
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Continuing Mah Jongg
Frame It! ***New Class
Watercolor with Humor (Beginners)
Spanish Lessons - Intermediate
Spanish for Beginners

ongoing
1/19/2016
1/5/2016
1/5/2016
1/5/2016
1/5/2016
1/5/2016
12/29/15
1/12/2016
1/5/2016

9am-11am
9:30am-11:30am
11am-12pm
11am-12:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
1:30pm-2:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
12:30pm-2pm
3pm-4:30pm

$36
$20
$24
$24
$20
$10
$20
$24
$24
$24

****
****
****

6
5
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Ceramics
Stained Glass
Party Room
Class B
Card B
Card B
Craft
Art
Class A
Class A

WEEKS

ROOM

6
6
4
1
4
4
4

Art
Meeting C
Craft
Card A
Class B
Craft
Art

****
****

W E D N E S DAY
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

Bridge Supervised Play


Lecture Series with Myrna
Making Recycled Tote Bags***New Class
Duplicate Bridge (Beginners)
Breathing, Visualization & Meditation
Jewelry Making
Ballroom Dancing Lessons ***New Class

1/27/2016
1/6/2016
1/6/2016
1/6/2016
1/6/2016
1/6/2016
1/6/2016

10:30am-12:30pm
10:30am-12pm
11am-12:30pm
1:30pm-4pm
1:30pm-3pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
4:30pm-5:30pm

$30
$25
$12
$5
$24
$40
$20

MTRLS

****
****

****

T H U R S DAY
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

MTRLS

WEEKS

ROOM

Painting Workshop
Conversational Yiddish
Gentle Chair Yoga
Watercolor/Oil/Acrylic
Ceramics (Thursday Evening)

ongoing
1/7/16
1/7/2016
1/7/16
ongoing

9:30-11:30am
10am-11am
1:30pm-2:30pm
1:30-3:30pm
6:30pm-8:30pm

$20
$7
$24
$24
$36

****

****
****

4
6
4
4
6

Art
Class A
Class A
Art
Ceramic

F R I DAY
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

MTRLS

WEEKS

ROOM

Ceramics (Tuesdays & Fridays)


Canasta for Beginners

ongoing
1/8/2016

9am-11am
1:30-3:30pm

$36
$20

****

6
4

Ceramics
Card B

MTRLS

WEEKS

ROOM

4
4

Art Room
Art Room

ANY TIME
COURSE NAME

STARTS

TIME

COST

Basic Ballroom Private InstructionSingle


Basic Ballroom Private InstructionCouple

By Appt.
By Appt.

By Appt.
By Appt.

$60
$90

METRO DRIVING CLASS: January 22, March 18


TO SIGN UP: BRING DRIVERS LICENSE & A CHECK MADE OUT TO D.O.T.S. FOR $15. No Refunds or new registrations after the end of the2nd class. Room
location subject to change and/or modification X= no fee/ongoing class. $15.00 service charge on all returned checks. ****= materials

HAVE A NEW CLASS IDEA? INTERESTED IN TEACHING HERE AT CENTURY VILLAGE? CALL KRISTY IN THE CLASS OFFICE OR STOP IN TO DISCUSS.

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IMPORTANT
TELEPHONE NUMBERS

A TRUSTED

LEADER WITH
A RECORD OF

SERVICE
READY TO

SERVE OUR
COMMUNITY.

UCO OFFICE .....................683-9189 .................HOURS 9 - 1PM


MON -THUR.
FRI. - 12-4PM.
UCO REPORTER .................683-9336 .............. HOURS 9 - 12PM
MON-THURS
FRI.-BY APPT.
VISITORS CALL IN .............................................................689-1759
WPRF CLUBHOUSE.......................................................... 640-3120
HASTINGS CLUBHOUSE................................................. 687-4875
WPRF - MAIN NUMBER .................................................. 640-3111
CV SECURITY .....................................................................689-0432

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE


DISTRICT 86

Learn more about Matts


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The WILLHITE WAY includes:


Protecting the Environment &
Water Quality
Fighting for Our Seniors
Investing in Transportation &
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POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE .......................................................911
COMMUNITY SERVICES .............................................................211
WEST PALM HOSPITAL ....................................................842-6141
ST. MARYS HOSPITAL.................................................... 844-6300
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GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL...................................... 655-5511

Focusing on Public Safety

JFK MEDICAL CENTER .................................................... 965-7300

Achieving Quality Public Schools

WELLINGTON REGIONAL ..............................................798-8500

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HAPPY
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Closed
events

Vitas Present
Harvey Newman
snack and Learn,
11-12pm Book
Palm Beach Sheriff
Bereavement Support
Discussion
11A (Jackie Mason)
Office Deputy Scott
Group 10am-11:30am Spontaneous
Evolution
Office Closed 12-1pm,
Presents - Keeping
Office Closed 12-1pm
Office Closed 12-1pm
Care Giver Support
safe at home 11-12p
Game
Day
1:30-2:30pm
Ice
Cream
Social
1:30pm
Group 1:30-2:30pm Office Closed 12-1pm
Harvey Newman
Music Therapy
11-12pm Book
Care Giver Support
Blood Pressure Check
10-11am
Bereavement Support
Discussion
Group 1:30-2:30pm
10-12pm
Meditation Hours
Group 10am-11:30am
Happy Hour 1:30pm
Dr West - Safety &
Massage Therapy
1:30-2:30pm
Come
in & share your
Ballance (How to keep Come & give your mind Office Closed 12-1pm
10am-12pm
childhood stories!!
safe at home) 2pm
Ask The Nurse 2pm
a well needed break.
Alzheimer's
Dr. Mayugba 10am
Harvey Newman
Community Care
Bereavement Support 11-12pm Book Discussion
Blood Pressure Check Presentation on Broken Heart.
Care Office Closed 10-11am Presents What Group 10am-11:30am
Spontaneous Evolution
10-12pm
12-1pm
to do if you're experiencing Office Closed 12-1pm
Strategies for Stress
Office Closed 12-1pm
Care Giver Support
memory loss
relief 11:30am
Arts & Crafts 1:30
Group 1:30-2:30pm
Office Closed 12-1pm
Office Closed 12-1pm
Harvey Newman
11-12pm Book
Blood Pressure Check Care Giver Support
Movie Day
Bereavement Support
Discussion
1:30pm
10-12pm
Group 10am-11:30am Spontaneous Evolution
Group 1:30-2:30pm
Shalloway & Shalloway
Pot Luck 2-3:30pm
2pm

Blood Pressure
Check
10-12pm

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and operated.

Expires:

561-478-7048

02/29/16

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Mailbox Services
Postal Services
Moving Supplies
Luggage Boxes
Office Supplies
Greeting Cards
Freight Services
Secure Document Shredding

Printing Services
Package Pickup Service
Packaging Materials
Packing & Shipping
Retail Items
Fax Services
Notary Services

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JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B25

CLASSIFIED
Prices for the ads are Real Estate
-$10.00 for first 4 lines, additional
lines are $2.00. Classified--$5.00
for first 4 lines additional lines are
$1.00. All ads must be paid in advance by the 7th of the month prior
to the edition they will appear. Classified ads are printed on a space available basis. Ads may be placed for 1,
2 or 3 months. Submissions must be
made at the UCO office at 24 Camden
A (Camden Pool).

FOR SALE
Hastings D- 2nd floor, lovely 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, central AC and
heat, all tiled, new water heater, tinted glass, close to Fitness Center, Pool
and Synagogue. No rentals, no pets.
Ready to move in. Negotiable. Nicole
@ 1-418-523-0558 or mid-November
@ 561-469-6090.
Kingswood C- Nice 1 bedroom, 1
bathroom, furnished or not. 4718124, ask for David.
Northampton J- Condo for sale, 196
Northampton J. 2 bdrm, 11/2 bath,
2nd floor. Everything stays. Call Sandy 693-7963 or leave a message to see
the apartment. Asking 42,000.

Southampton B- 2 bedroom, 1.5


baths, updated unit, furnished. Huge
Florida room- tiled and glassed in. A
must see. 561-845-1133.
Windsor H: Second floor, 1 bed/1.5
bath, renovated unit, furnished, new
AC, new WH, close to pool, move in
ready at $29,900 pls contact 617-2029021 or thomas@adamsworth.com
Wellington E- 2nd floor, 1 bdrm, 1.5
bath. Beautiful long lake view, 2 private pools, elevator, great condition.
$47,000. 516-426-5162.
For Sale- 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom
ground floor apartment. All tiled, excellent condition. $39,000 OBO. Call
561-502-1879.
Lake Condo For Sale, 1.1.5, Stratford
O, New SS appliances, floors, hurricane windows, kosher kitchen, 2 patios, unfurnished, C/A/H. $49,850.
631-807-0300.

MISCELLANEOUS
For Sale- Nice Jaguar, 2004 S- Type,
in excellent condition, like new beige
leather, sliding roof, 84,000 miles,
$8000 or best offer. See at Hastings
D. Nicole @1-418-523-0558 or midNovember @561-469-6090.

CERT OCC Meeting


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
@5:30-7:30 PM
Guest speaker, Billy Weinshank, Terrorism
Response Planner, will be discussing the
current topics on terrorism, including ISIS
and how your CERT Team can be the eyes
and ears of your community. Please bring
any questions you might have on this topic.
I look forward to seeing you all there!

Training Announcement
Next CERT Class
Begins January 25th - February 17, 2016
Every Monday & Wednesday
ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Call 561-712-6322
to sign up today!

SUSAN BUCHER
Palm Beach County
Supervisor Of Elections
BY B O B B I L E V I N .
The importance
of
voting
in
America cannot be
overstated. T h e
right to vote embodies
the spirit of American
democracy. When
we exercise our right
to vote, the votes we
cast extend far beyond
one election. We elect
men and women who
will make concrete
decisions about how
our government will
be run. Our daily lives are directly
impacted by the decisions made by
locally elected lawmakers as well as
those we send to Tallahassee and
Washington.
The citizens of Palm Beach
County are fortunate to have elected
Susan Bucher as their Supervisor of
Elections.
Since taking office in 2008, she
has run her office with the highest
level of professionalism so that we
may all be certain that our elections
are fair, honest and that the results
are accurate.
Born in rural California, Susan
moved to Palm Beach County
with her husband, a Floridian, in
1985. She took a job working for
the Palm Beach County Building
Division and then transferred to the
Zoning Division where she worked
on land development proposals.
Her analytical and organizational
skills were quickly recognized
by the
Countys Community
Redevelopment Agency and she was
asked to help redevelop the Westgate/
Belvedere Homes area in WPB. Sadly,
that area of the city had been allowed
to deteriorate and was close to
becoming a slum area. Using
her
proven community planning skills,
Susan instituted a Master Plan that
brought a healthy amount of tax
money back to the community.
In 19 92, Susan was asked by State
Representative Ed Healey to join
his staff in Tallahassee. She served
as his Legislative Assistant for 6
years during which time she became
expert at reading bills and crafting
budgets. Following Mr. Healeys
unexpected death in 2000, a special
election was called by Governor Jeb
Bush. Susan campaigned for the
unexpired seat and was elected. And,
the voters in Palm Beach County reelected her four more times! She
served brilliantly and fearlessly in
Tallahassee for eight years where she
became the go to person when
pending legislation needed to be fine
tuned and clarified by Democratic
legislators. She was always available
to her constituency back in the
County - never forgetting the needs
of those who had elected her.

When she became


term limited in 2008,
Susan returned to Palm
Beach County. It was
a natural progression
for her to fun for
Supervisor of Elections
in 2008 as she had been
involved in election law
while serving in the
Legislature.
There
are
sixtyseven Supervisors of
Elections in the state of
Florida. Most run for
office with a party affiliation but in
Palm Beach County, our supervisor
runs for a four-year term without
declaring a party affiliation. The
Supervisor of Elections Office is the
smallest Constitutional office in the
County (Clerk of the Court, Property
Appraiser, Tax Collector, Sheriffs
Office, Supervisor of Elections)
with only forty full-time employees.
Under her leadership, and by using
good management skills and innate
common sense, in the past 6 years,
$21.6 million dollars of her budget
(unspent funds) has been returned
to the County.
All Palm Beach County voters
should be proud of the stand
Susan took in 2012 when Floridas
Republican Party began a campaign
to purge the voter registration lists.
Her office was sent the names of
Palm Beach County residents who
were included on the statewide list
of 182,000 people that the State
deemed ineligible to vote. S h e
quickly realized that the list was
based on obsolete data and refused to
implement the order to purge. Susan
was the only Supervisor of Elections
in the entire state of Florida to take
a stand against the Republican
political machine and its illconceived plan which was introduced
just before statewide elections were
scheduled. The statewide list was
pared down to 192 names before the
entire project was scrapped.
She
never wavered from her core belief
that all eligible voters have the right
to cast a ballot that will be accurately
counted.
Supervisor of Elections Susan
Bucher is Palm Beach Countys
energizer bunny! She keeps on
going. She never slows down. She
keeps everyone and everything
running smoothly and on time.
When her batteries do run low, she
admits to walking on the beach and
playing in the dirt in her garden.
Susan wants to remind everyone
that the right to vote is one of the
most fundamental liberties we enjoy
as Americans. It is also one of our
greatest responsibilities.
Make
freedom count. Register to vote.

PAGE B26 | UCO REPORTER | JANUARY 2016

R V

will pay THE BEST PRICES for your antiques:


Costume Jewelry Real Jewelry Sterling Figurines
Colored Glass Paintings Perfume Bottles Mens Old Watches
Old Evening Purses Prints Sconces Pairs of Lamps

Call 561-865-2009

Professional Service Nails Waxing Facials


Mon.Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone 561-684-0061

Walk-Ins Welcome Gift Certificates Available


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Permit Fee Additional $89.00

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Physical Therapy
Fitness & Wellness
Hand Therapy
Balance Programs
Sports Rehab
Workers Comp

Call Peter

561-351-5003
License #1429170

HANDY MAN THINGS, INC.

Mark B. Grumet

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

HMT WINDOWS & DOORS

Door Repairs
Door Replacement
Window Screens
Porch Enclosures
Window Repair
Window Replacement

Hurricane Shutters
Accordion Shutters
Window Glass
Porch Rescreening
Kitchen and Bath Countertops
Sliding Glass Door Repair & Wheels

DMD

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Quality Care For Patients Of All Ages

Hours by Appointment

Electrical problems are NO PROBLEM


when you call

30 Years in Construction / Licensed / Bonded / Insured

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License Nos. U-20681; U-20702

Check Electrical Panel Check An Outlet in Each Room


Residential Rewiring FREE CONSULTATION
CV Resident Lic: ER13014134

561-628-4708

Appliances Electrical Contractor Air Conditioning/Portable & Window


Full Services Remodels Electrical Design Installation and Service
Indoor Light Fixture Installation Landscape Lighting Recess Lighting
Security Lighting Additional Outlets and Switches Pool Equipment Wiring
Outdoor Lighting & Surge Suppression Electrical Panel Upgrades
Ceiling Fan Installations

Serving Palm Beach County


Since 2001
Resident for Over 30 Years

561-575-2653

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JANUARY 2016 | UCO REPORTER | PAGE B27

EXCURSION TRIPS
Wednesday, Jan 6.........Lake Worth Beach
Saturday, Jan 16...........Green Market
........................................& City Place
Wednesday, Jan 20......Boynton Beach Mall
MONDAY, Jan 25...........Florida Fair (Will start
at 12 noon and every hour-last run will be 5:00pm)

Excursions depart Clubhouse at 10:00 a.m.


and return about 3:00 p.m.

Mon., Tues., Wed.

ALL INTERNAL BUSES WILL AWAIT


THE RETURN OF ALL
EXTERNAL BUSES

Mon., Tues., Wed.


Thursday only
Friday only

No Friday 10:41 or 2:41

Morse Monday, Wednesday, Friday ONLY

Saturdays and Sundays and holidays

ALL RIDERS MUST SHOW THEIR


CENTURY VILLAGE I.D.

Internal Bus Schedule


Wednesday

Seniors vs. Crime


1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO Mornings But Wed. & Fri. All Day

Friday

Seniors vs. Crime


9:00 a.m. to Noon

Bus Schedule is provided by UCO Transportation Committee

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Around Century Village


Local Fauna

RARE PINK SPOONBILL AT LAKE CENTURY

SANDHILL CRANE

DUCK ISLAND DUCKS

SMOKEY

SPOONBILL IN FLIGHT

CENTURY VILLAGE IGUANA

REFURBISHED CLUBHOUSE POOL

FIRST CV BASS OF WINTER SEASON

CV ITALIAN CLUB DONATES TOYS

HEADED TO POOL