Welcome To Ranchero Village Circle Club
1900 So. Bridge Ave.  Weslaco, TX 78596
 
 
  

 
 
 
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Ranchero Village Vista
March 2019
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Events
Afternoon Dances
The following dances start at 3:00pm, on Fridays, with ice, pop and popcorn available.
For info contact:  Judy, 815-262-1590

Mar.  8 Pass the Hat The Castaways
Mar. 15 Pass the Hat Diego & Edith

Evening Dance

Mar.  1 7:00pm $10 pp The Cruisers           Door prizes
Reserve seating available with advance purchase
Ice, pop and popcorn available
For tickets and info contact:  Vicki,  219-363-5330

We know you look forward to seeing these dance entertainers, and we are happy to see so many of you attending the “social hour” dances we have
booked for Friday afternoons.  Remember, there is no admission charge for the afternoon dances, although we do pass the hat to show our
appreciation.  Even if you do not dance, it is a great opportunity to enjoy the music and be entertained for a couple of hours, so be sure to show these
folks we do want them to come back to our park next year.  See you at the large hall!

Parkwide Patio Sale
Sat., Mar. 2 7 to 11am Spring sale Put your things out Friday
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 7 to 11am Fall sale
Sat., Mar. 7, 2020 7 to 11am Spring sale

Parkwide Street Party/Dance
Sun., Mar.  3 3:00 to 5:00pm Coyote Way St. in the RV Section
Music by Jack Nelson, followed by a Pot Luck Dinner.   Everyone Welcome   
Please bring:  lawn chairs, and drinks, appetizer or dish of your choice & place setting (if you plan to attend the pot luck).

Birding
Thu., Mar.  7 4:00pm #180 Amigo Way
A new group is forming to enjoy the beautiful birds of the RGV. We will meet to organize and plan some outings on March 7.   All are welcome -
beginners, experts, and everyone in between!
For more info call: Cindy Karman 715-504-7196, Dave Lund 715-797-7970, or Judy Lund 715-456-7970.

Shufflers Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Finger Food Luncheon
Thur., Mar. 7 noon Large Hall All Ranchero residents are welcome.

Four I's Gathering
Sat., Mar. 9 around noon
Are you from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, or Idaho?  If so, mark your calendars and plan to join us for our Four I's Gathering.  We would like to invite any from
surrounding states who may not have a state gathering in our park and miss gathering with friends at these events.  We would love to have you join us
for our event.  We know we have Ranchero friends from the Dakota's, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and probably several
others I have missed.  Sign-up sheets are posted in the small hall on the bulletin board by the telephone.  Please sign up so we know how many to
plan for.
We will gather in the large hall around noon and plan to eat around 12:30.  (The "around" times show we are planning a relaxed, casual event.)  It
will be a pleasant time of visiting and getting to know our "I" neighbors.  A good old fashion picnic (inside) potluck is planned.  Please bring food to
share (table service provided), and plan to join us for fun and fellowship.  For info contact: Dick Fullerton,  #122,  515-971-7770
Clear Design Hearing
Mon., Mar. 11 after VCC meeting Small Hall Hearing tests - -Please sign up in the small hall.

Farewell Potluck Picnic
Sat., Mar. 16 4:00 Large Hall and Outdoors
Hot Dogs and chips will be served.  Please bring a plate to pass.  Bring your table service, your drink and a chair so that we can all gather outside in
front of the hall, weather permitting.  All of the food will be inside, and if weather is bad we will eat inside the hall too. 

Craft Sales
No Craft Sale in March.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020 8:00am to noon Large Hall
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 8:00am to noon Large Hall


ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
Bridge
Mondays & Fridays 12:30pm Small hall Contract Bridge, no partner needed
Wednesdays 7:00pm Game Room Partner bridge
For info contact:  Jan Fitzpatrick, 608-433-1474
Craft Days in the Activity Room
Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00
Mar.  6 Bead People
Mar. 13 Potato Jewelry
Mar.  20 Thread Art More info will be posted in the small hall
Wanted:  Crafters to volunteer  to teach or facilitate a craft in the Activity Room on Wednesdays
For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

Golf  Tee
Welcome all Ranchero Village golfers.  There are several leagues out of Ranchero Village. Tierra Santa Golf Course (9 holes Tuesday and Friday), Tony
Butler Golf Course (18 holes), Tierra Santa Golf Course (18 holes) and the Executive Golf Course (par 3, 9 holes).  Also Henry Malchuk  (210-338-9569)
goes to different golf courses in the Valley on Mondays.  Info and sign-up sheets for the Leagues can be found in the small hall on the south wall.  All
golfers or want-a-be golfers are welcome.

Karaoke
Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:00 Large hall
Karaoke will be on Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 for the winter season.  We hope you will come and enjoy the music whether you sing, listen, or
dance.  There is NO charge.  See you there.
For more info contact:  Rick & Dorothy Schultz, #206, 956-246-3399

Low Impact Aerobics
Tuesdays 10:00am and Thursdays 9:30 Large Hall 45-50 minutes of exercise
Stretch, strength building and light workout.  Men and women are welcome.  Bring along a small weight for arm exercises.

Mah-Jongg
Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 Game Room      If that's too early, come at 10:00!
Thursdays 7:00 pm to  9:00 "
Saturdays 1:00 pm to  3:00 "
Our group welcomes you to play this Chinese tile game that has characteristics of dominoes and rummy. We are very willing to teach anyone new to
the game. For more info call  Donna Wyatt at 956-520-8500

Pickleball
Everyday 10:00am Pickleball court
Pickleball players are enthusiastically out playing every day at 10:00 am.  Paddles and balls are available in the Rubbermaid bin against the wall. 
Please wear supportive footwear. (Tennis shoes or runners)  Newcomers to the game are welcome.  Please come out to participate or support!!  The
courts are available for play anytime you wish to go out and have a game. There are a number of Pickleball sites (on the web) that review rules and have
videos showing the rules and moves.

Pegs & Jokers
Thursdays 6:30pm Game Room For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

Pool
Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00pm Pool Room Ladies Pool Contact:  Dee Allen, 720-388-2681
Wednesdays 6:00pm Pool Room Couples Pool Contact:  Tacho Godina, 956-357-5529

Quilting
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00 Activity Room
Quilters get together to work on individual projects, and to share ideas and learn new techniques from each other. Come and join us if you are a quilter
or want to be a quilter.
Charity Quilting
Thursdays 9:00am until ? Activity Room
We also meet in the afternoon for those available to be there.  All levels of skill are welcome.  You don’t need to be an excellent seamstress to assist in
this activity.  Come join us and check it out if you are interested in making warm covers for those less fortunate than we are.  For more info contact:
Anna Fullerton #122, phone 515-971-4268

February 2020  We will be presenting a Quilt Show in the large hall.  On display will be quilts of our park quilters.
Also included will be items from the other needlework groups.  Knitting, Swedish Weaving, Hardanger and many others.  There will be more details next
fall but for now please plan to bring items to share with others at the show.
R/C Remote Control Cars
The Ranchero Fender Benders R/C group is growing and improving.  We currently have 23 members.  We are currently working on changing our first
track to make it a modified banked oval.  Work will continue on during the summer to complete the track with a concrete surface.  We have ordered a
lap counting and timing device for having races in the future.  Work is being done to have shirts and hats for sale made up for our members and for
others this fall.
Our members have attended races and raced at other tracks in the valley.  Ranchero Village has been well represented at the races.  This gives us
information on how to organize and put on our own races in the future. There is a poster on the east wall of the small hall for contact information.
I would like to extend an invitation to all in the park including all the ladies to join us and play and have fun.  Thank you for your time and have a great
and safe summer during your travels.  See everyone in the fall.
Ed Funk, Track Coordinator.

Sunday Night Movies 7:00pm Large Hall
Soda and water are available to purchase, and popcorn is available with a donation.  (Thank you to our popcorn making experts).  If you wish, you may
make a small monetary donation for needs of Margo School children.  Thank you.
Movie schedule:   
Mar. 10 Ben is Back          with Julia Roberts
Mar. 24 Life of the Party    with Melissa McCarthy

Tours
Sign-up sheets in the Small Hall for those interested in next season (2019/20) trips to San Antonio (St. Patrick's Day) and Panama City and Canal. 
No commitment.  Please include your phone number with your name on the sign-up sheet.

Yoga Classes
Mondays 11:00am to  noon Large Hall Bring your own mat and strap.
Fridays    10:00am to 11:00     "     "
Instructor:  Barb Westerman,  612-701-4977 For info contact:  Kim Adair, 956-821-2159
Cancelled
The yoga guest instructor scheduled for Mar 4 is unable to attend, therefore yoga class will be as usual and Peggy Kellems will NOT be speaking at
4:30-6:30 on fitness.

From the KITCHEN
Hamburger Nights
Sat., Mar. 2 5:00 $5.00pp Large Hall Ticket box in small hall.  Bring your own service.
Sat., Mar.23 5:00 $5.00pp      "     "                                          "

Shuffleboard Lunch
Tue., Mar. 5 11:00am to 12:30 $5.00 Large Hall Join us for one last Shuffleboard Lunch
Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Toast, Cupcake and Coffee or Water

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfast   (Final one of the season)
Sat., Mar. 9 7:30 to 9:30 $4.00 Small Hall Advance tickets go on sale Sun., Mar. 3
Two Southern Style biscuits smothered in White Sausage Gravy. Includes Applesauce and Orange Juice.  Please preregister to help us plan how much
is needed.  A limited amount of extras will also be available for sale to those who develop an appetite last minute, and are willing to risk missing out by
not paying in advance.  Don’t miss out!
Mike Donais, #105, 763-263-2282
Ice Cream
March right on over for some Ice Cream!!!

Sun. Mar. 10 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall $1 Cone or Dish (Chocolate or Vanilla)
Sun. Mar. 24 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall $2 Sundae or $1 Cone (Vanilla only)

Our "ice cream” is really a low-fat, lactose-free soft serve mix which tastes GREAT but better fits many of our diet restrictions and needs.  Don’t be
confused by Daylight Savings - - Move that clock forward the night of the 9th by 1 hour so you don’t miss out!.  We appreciate how patient everyone has
been when our machine gets ornery and there are delays.  Thank you for your interest in enjoying the best soft serve available in the valley!
Douglas Marth/Mike Donais, #105, 763-263-2282

From the Women's Club

Mon., Mar.  4 9:00am Large Hall Speaker from Hidalgo Irrigation District
All women and men are encouraged to attend this very important feature of our valley.  It will be the last speaker of the season.
Mon., Mar. 18 9:00am Large Hall Breakfast pot luck and election of officers for the 2019/20 season.
I urge you women to strongly consider one of the offices because if we don't have volunteers the Women's Club will no longer exist.  I would sincerely
like to extend a very special thank you to my co-board members.  We were a great team and we had an extremely eventful season, with several great
speakers and fun events.  Thanks also to the many volunteers who have made our jobs so much easier.  Have a great summer and God willing we will
see you right back here next season, and may God bless you all.  The Board: Patti, Ellie & Margot

From the Shufflers

Thanks to all the people who volunteered to make the Ranchero Village Shuffleboard Tournament a great success.  Thanks to Jan Murphy and her friends in
the kitchen.  Way to Go!
The Shuffleboard Group encourages all Ranchero Residents to come out and have some fun shuffling.  If you have never played the game before come out to
the shuffle courts on Sat mornings at 9:00 and get some lessons on how to play the game.  Instructors Ann DeHaven, Dee Allen, Denny Overstreet and
Murray Baxter will guide you through the basics of how to play the game.
Mondays at 2:00 we play Hoss Collar, a fun game for all.  Be part of a team, bring $1.00 and have some fun.  Thursdays at 9:00am, Saturdays at 10:00am
and Sundays at 2:00 are regular shuffle.  Friday at 9:00am is Friendly Shuffle.  Get a partner and play a friendly game against teams from a neighboring
park.
The RGVSA Non Trophy Winner Shuffle Tournament will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 and 6.  Open to players who have not won an RGVSA
Trophy before.  Sign up in shack.
The Ranchero Village Shuffleboard Group annual meeting and Pot Luck Finger Food Luncheon will be held Thursday, Mar 7, in the Large Hall at noon.  All
are welcome. The shuffleboard courts are open every day for use by all Ranchero residents unless a tournament is being hosted.  Try shuffling in the
evening on our lighted courts.  Join us at the shuffle courts and have some fun.  Have a safe journey home.  See you next year.

Other Notices
New Officers
The new VCC officers for 2019/20 will start on April 1st, as decided by the VCC board of directors on February 5, 2019.
Village Circle Club (VCC) Board of Directors for 2019/20:
President Norm Mayer 956-246-2566
Vice President Bob Derr 608-695-9142
Treasurer Sue Kaneski 956-272-3456
Secretary Nancy Hudson 417-294-0791
Delegate-At-Large Sam Reigner 806-317-3172                                         

Volunteers Coming
ATTENTION RVers 
Beginning today we have a new volunteer who will be booking the RV hall, putting up the posters and writing on the white board in the hall. Please
welcome Donna Mullins who lives at #508 this year and will be at #522 next season and can be reached at 731-446-6819.  If you want to book the RV
hall and check if it is available please contact Donna.  I want to Thank Judy Cote for her volunteering for this job the last few years.  Sure do appreciate
the help I get from the RVers and hope all of you have a great summer and see you next fall.
Kerry Stuart, Activity Director
Volunteers Going
Entertainment Committee
Jan, Doris and I will be resigning from the Entertainment Committee ending the 2019/20 season.  (This only concerns the entertainment; it does not
apply to any other things we volunteer for.)
We have the next season booked as you have to book a year in advance to get the newest and best entertainers.  We have thoroughly enjoyed bringing
in the entertainment for the last 8 years and hope those who have attended agree with our choices.  At this time we are in agreement that maybe it's
time to take a break on this activity.  We want to thank Doug and Mike (our tickets takers) and  George Vaughn and his crew for the great popcorn.  And
most of all Bob Lunau and Ken Stuart for setting up the hall every time and just for being there for us.
Doris Lunau, Jan Murphy and Kerry Stuart
(from the editor:  A big thank you to Doris, Jan and Kerry.  You are much appreciated!)

Congratulations
Woodcarvers Winners   Ranchero carver awards for 2019 at Harlingen
Garry Haggerty 1st Wood Burning Colored Kingfisher
2nd      "       " White lilies
3rd        "       " Mountain lion
Gary Smith 3rd Human Caricature Fisherman
Dale Slimmon 2nd Horse in the Round
Honorable Mention Buffalo in the Round
Bob Starkey 3rd Rams Head in the Round
Honorable Mention Fox in the Round
Bruce Edwards 1st Wolf in the Round
1st Hooded Merganser Waterfowl in the Round
3rd Wood Duck Hen Waterfowl in the Round
Sharlyn Hurst 2nd Flower Columbine


Appreciation
Craft Sales
I want to thank Lori Bourque for assisting me again this season as well as the volunteers that helped clean the tables.  Also thanks to John Bourque &
his table set up crew.  Thanks go to Judy Cote, Carol Strusz & their crew for January's lunch, Ann DeHaven & crew for February's lunch and Edith,
Cheryl & Mary for cinnamon rolls.  Last but not least thanks to Kerry Stuart & Jan Murphy for handling the door prize give away.
Much appreciated everyone. See you next year at the Craft Sale. Char Holub

Kitchen
A great big Thank You to all of the volunteers that helped with the Shuffleboard lunches...I couldn't do it without you.
Another great big Thank You to all of the volunteers this season in all that you helped with.  It is so appreciated because the park couldn't run without our
volunteers.  We all would like to wish you all a good trip back north and an even better summer and see you all in the fall.     Jan Murphy, Kitchen
Coordinator

Minnesota Day
A special thank you to those attending, and especially our volunteers: Lori Bourque, Mary Clark, Mike Donais, Myron and Neva Ellwein, Dick Fullerton,
Luisa Godina, Jerry Hurst, Sue Kaneski, Doug Marth, Jim McDermid, Sam and Carlota Reigner and Ellie Small. Margot & Terry Maruska

RANCHERO KNITTERS
We would like to thank residents who donated yarn , crocheted the finishing touches to the baby blankets we make and those who made baby caps for
us to donate with the blankets, to Knapp Hospital.  This winter they were especially needed and appreciated.  We also thank our faithful helpers that
come every Wednesday morning.  It was a successful season and we look forward to 2019/20. Marg Flaherty & June Herder

Vista
Thanks to everyone who has contributed articles to the Vista.  Your articles and input are what makes our park newsletter, and makes my job enjoyable. 
And thank you to Ken & Kerry Stuart for getting it printed, and to Terry Fisher and her crew for getting it delivered.  Wonderful teamwork! Phyl Tell,
Editor

Donations
Sock Hop
Nathan's 4th Annual Sock Hop was a fabulous success this year.  Thank you to Nathan, Diego & Edith and the super turn out and for the donation of
socks and underwear. At this time (still more coming in) we have over 1520 pair of socks and 417 pieces of underwear to turn over to Margo School
children.  We can't Thank You all enough for giving to the children.

Appreciation
Craft Sales
I want to thank Lori Bourque for assisting me again this season as well as the volunteers that helped clean the tables.  Also thanks to John Bourque &
his table set up crew.  Thanks go to Judy Cote, Carol Strusz & their crew for January's lunch, Ann DeHaven & crew for February's lunch and Edith,
Cheryl & Mary for cinnamon rolls.  Last but not least thanks to Kerry Stuart & Jan Murphy for handling the door prize give away.
Much appreciated everyone. See you next year at the Craft Sale. Char Holub

Kitchen
A great big Thank You to all of the volunteers that helped with the Shuffleboard lunches...I couldn't do it without you.
Another great big Thank You to all of the volunteers this season in all that you helped with.  It is so appreciated because the park couldn't run without our
volunteers.  We all would like to wish you all a good trip back north and an even better summer and see you all in the fall.     Jan Murphy, Kitchen
Coordinator

Minnesota Day
A special thank you to those attending, and especially our volunteers: Lori Bourque, Mary Clark, Mike Donais, Myron and Neva Ellwein, Dick Fullerton,
Luisa Godina, Jerry Hurst, Sue Kaneski, Doug Marth, Jim McDermid, Sam and Carlota Reigner and Ellie Small. Margot & Terry Maruska

RANCHERO KNITTERS
We would like to thank residents who donated yarn , crocheted the finishing touches to the baby blankets we make and those who made baby caps for
us to donate with the blankets, to Knapp Hospital.  This winter they were especially needed and appreciated.  We also thank our faithful helpers that
come every Wednesday morning.  It was a successful season and we look forward to 2019/20. Marg Flaherty & June Herder

Vista
Thanks to everyone who has contributed articles to the Vista.  Your articles and input are what makes our park newsletter, and makes my job enjoyable. 
And thank you to Ken & Kerry Stuart for getting it printed, and to Terry Fisher and her crew for getting it delivered.  Wonderful teamwork! Phyl Tell,
Editor

Donations
Sock Hop
Nathan's 4th Annual Sock Hop was a fabulous success this year.  Thank you to Nathan, Diego & Edith and the super turn out and for the donation of
socks and underwear. At this time (still more coming in) we have over 1520 pair of socks and 417 pieces of underwear to turn over to Margo School
children.  We can't Thank You all enough for giving to the children.


Small Toiletries

Please don't forget when you stop overnight on the way down or on the way back, or if you are just on vacation, to collect the soaps, shampoos, tooth
paste and conditioners for the Margo School children.  You may drop them off at my place (#132) anytime and I thank you for your help.

Jan Murphy