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

 
 
 
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Ranchero Village Vista
December 2018
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EVENTS
Entertainment

All entertainment listed below is for 2019.  Doors open 1 hour before show.
For info contact Kerry, 269-599-6845
Wed.,  Jan.    9 7:00pm $8.00pp Lawless and Mae
Wed.,  Jan.  30 7:00pm $7.00pp Kellie Marie
Sat.,    Feb.   9 3:00pm $8.00pp Kainoa Kamaka
Sun.,   Feb. 17 2:00pm $5.00pp Sweet Adelines
Wed., Feb.  20 7:00pm $8.00pp Rusty Rierson
Afternoon Dances
The following dances start at 3:00pm, on Fridays, and are Pass the Hat, unless noted otherwise.
Ice, pop and popcorn available. For info contact:  Judy, 815-262-1590
Nov. 30 Pass the Hat Diego
Dec  14 Pass the Hat Jack Nelson
Dec  21 Pass the Hat Diego
Dec  28 2018 Pass the Hat Jack Nelson
Jan. 18, 2019 Pass the Hat Diego
Sunday, Feb 3 FREE Afternoon Ballroom Dance, with The Texas Ramblers
Feb 15 Pass the Hat Diego
Mar.  8 Pass the Hat The Castaways
Mar. 15 Pass the Hat Diego

Evening Dances
The following dances start at 7:00pm, on Fridays, unless noted otherwiseIce, pop and popcorn available.

Dec.  7,  2018 7:00pm $5pp, at the door The Classics     Door prizes
For info, contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330



New  York  New  Year's  Eve  Dance
with The Jets

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018     8:00pm $15 pp

New Year celebrated at New York time, 11:00pm here

    Doors open at 7:00pm, Band starts at 8:00 until midnight

           Light lunch served at 10:00pm

          The Jets is a versatile band of rock and roll, country and
many other styles.









Jan. 11 7:00pm $7.50pp Renaissance Rockers     Door prizes
Reserve seating available with advance purchase
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330
Jan. 25 time tba $15pp Mexican fiesta Dinner and Dance with Mariachi Entertainment at the dinner and with
Sweetwater at the dance
dinner and Sweetwater at the dance.
Advance tickets are required.
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330

Feb. 1 7:00pm Shriners Charity Dance, with Jack Nelson and the County Line Band
For info contact:  Terry & Roger Dorge, 204-800-9607

Feb. 8 7:00pm $10 pp The Agency      Door prizes
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330

Feb. 22 7:00 pm $7.50pp Mardi Gras Theme Dance, with Pelican West
Door prizes and BEST COSTUME PRIZES
Reserve seating available with advance purchase
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330

Mar.  1 7:00pm $10 pp Ralph and The Cruisers           Door prizes
Reserve seating available with advance purchase
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330

Ranchero Ladies Salad Luncheon
Wed., Dec 5 12:00noon for ALL ladies in the park
Please bring a salad of any kind to pass.  For questions or more info, contact:  Jan Murphy, 616-443-6728

Parkwide Patio Sales
Dec. 8, 2018 7 to 11am Fall sale  
Mar. 2, 2019 7 to 11am Spring sale
Put your things out Friday to get those early sales.
For info contact:  Kerry, 211 Siesta Way  269-599-6845

Margo School Christmas Program
Wed., Dec. 12 9:00am Please bring a dozen cookies, coffee will be available
Join us in the large hall to hear children from Margo School treat us to Christmas joy thru songs and words. 
For questions or more info, contact:  Jan Murphy, 616-443-6728

Annual Woodcarvers Show
Mon., Jan.7 8:00am to noon   Large Hall Free admission
Come One Come All for the 2019 WoodWorks/Woodcarving Show and Sale. Wood Working and Wood Carvings will be on display and for sale along
with wood, bases and tools.   Show cased will be artists from our park and the local Rio Grande Valley.

Craft & Vendor Sales
Wed., Jan. 23 & Feb. 27 8:00am to noon Large Hall
Our Craft & Vendor Sales for 2019 will be on the 4th WEDNESDAY of January and February from 8am to 12pm in the Large Hall. If any of Ranchero
Village craft clubs want to display their work, spaces are free as long as no sales occur. If you want to rent a sales space(s) to sell merchandise, the
cost is $6 without electric, $7 with electric.  Each space has an 8 foot table, and chairs. Space is limited so contact Char soon to reserve.  We'll have
coffee & sweet rolls for sale in the mornings.  Lunch will be served for a nominal fee from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
For reservations or info, contact:  Char Holub, #397, 941-830-4227
Canada Day
Sat., Jan. 26 12 noon Large Hall
Calling all Canadians - mark your calendars for 2019 Canada Day luncheon.  Saturday, January 26th 12:00 noon Ranchero Village Large Hall. 
Patriotic apparel. Come join us for lunch! Special appearance by Ranchero Stompers. Tickets available early January.
For info contact:  Ron and Helen Mrazek,  #307 Matador 306-543-4532
Russ and Aline Preston, # 267 Posada 204-340-0169

ACTIVITIES
Cards
If you're  interested in playing some poker or cribbage, I'm here to help.  We play Texas Hold'em and also other standard poker games.  If you would
like learning these games, or cribbage, I will help you to get started.  We are a friendly group, willing to help during a game and card play.  $5 will buy
your chips for an enjoyable nights play.  If you are interested, let's get together, my place, your place, or in the small hall after a Village Circle meeting.
For info contact:  Bruce Edwards, #18, 507-313-3408
or catch me in the Carving Shop
Genealogy
Looking for your roots?  If you need help with your family tree, then come to the activity room on the 2nd Friday of the month, from 1:00pm to 3:00. 
Linda will be available to answer questions and give suggestions.  She has been doing genealogy for sixty years and has collected 52,000 names in her
family tree.  She enjoys helping others get started or to find the way through a brick wall on their family tree. For more info contact:  Linda Simler, #401

Golf  Tee
Welcome all Ranchero Village golfers.  We want everyone to know there are several leagues out of Ranchero Village.  Llano Grande Golf Course (9
holes), 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.  However, there will be NO karaoke on the following Tuesdays: Dec. 18, Dec.
25, and Jan. 1.  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 and Thursdays 10:00am 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.
For more information  call Terry Fisher 210-607-4126

Ladies Pool
Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00pm Pool Room Come out and have some fun!
For info contact:  Dee Allen, 720-388-2681
Couples Pool
Wednesdays 6:00pm Pool Room Always open to newcomers.  Come join the fun.
For info contact:  Tacho Godina, 956-357-5529
Quilting
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3 Activity Room
Every Tuesday afternoon quilters get together and share ideas plus learn new techniques from each other. Come and join us if you are a quilter or want
to be a quilter.

Thursdays 9:00am Activity Room Charity quilting
Come and join us to help a good cause. Even if you can’t sew we need people to iron or tie.

Stained Glass
Thursdays and Fridays   1:00pm to 3:00 Begins December 6 & 7
Maximum class size is 6.  The cost is $15, and for that you get 3 projects and instruction.  The room will be available Monday thru Wednesday, 1:00pm
to 3:00 for advanced projects.
The Stained Glass Room is the last room in the building going out to the shuffleboard courts.

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 monetary donation towards the food purchased for the 8 families our park is supporting at Christmas.
Movie schedule:   
Dec.   2 Going in Style, with Morgan Freeman
Dec. 23 Adrift, A True Story For more information  call Terry Fisher 210-607-4126
Yoga Classes
Mondays 10:30am to 11:30
Fridays    10:00am to 11:00 Game Room Starting Friday, Nov. 30.  Bring your own mat.
For more info contact:  Kim Adair, 956-821-2159


From the VCC
(Village Circle Club)
The VCC (Village Circle Club of Ranchero Village) meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of every month from November to March at 9:00 am in
the large hall, unless otherwise stated. The VCC oversees the social activities of the park.   If you live in Ranchero Village you are a member of VCC.  The
Monday morning meetings are both a business meeting and a social event, with free donuts and coffee.
There will be NO meeting on Dec. 24th.
From the VCC Board of Directors to all Committee Chairpersons :
To insure we can properly allocate funding for committees during the 2019-2020 season, it's important that all Committee Chairpersons submit requests on
funding this year. This should be done as soon as possible so the BOD can evaluate the requests, and prioritize them. Final approvals will likely be
determined towards the end of this season when funding availability is determined. Submissions should be in writing, and can be given to any board
member. We will do follow up with you as necessary. Thank you for your support!
VCC officers are:

President:  Norm Mayer
956-246-2566 el_lobo_81@hotmail.com #141 Village Circle

Vice President:  Bob Derr
608-695-9142 baderr40@hotmail.com #364 Hombre Way

Treasurer:  Wayne Browne
806-679-4547 wbrowne7562@sbcglobal.net #357 Hombre Way

Secretary:  Margot Maruska
956-472-5760 tljlmaruska@usfamily.net #269 Posada Way

Member-at -Large:  Keith Hepler
956-377-4990 khepler@rgv.rr.com #41 Village Circle

From the Women's Club

Usually 1st and 3rd  Mondays, 9:00am, in the Large Hall.  Any changes will be announced and/or posted.

We had a wonderful first meeting with 52 women present, many of them new members.  We had a discussion of things to do during the coming months
and we had great ideas mentioned, which we are working on at this time.  The two December meetings are:

Mon., Dec. 3 9:00am
Women’s Club Breakfast Meeting.
Mike and Doug have graciously offered to make us pancakes and sausage to start off our meeting.
Also planned is a Positive Thinking In-service.

Mon., Dec. 17 9:00am
Christmas Fun Chalupa  (Mexican Bingo)
Sam & Carlotta & Mike & Doug are generously providing the large prizes for the end games.  Everyone who attends is asked to bring a gift, not to
exceed $5.
We want all of the women in the whole park, including the RV section, to know that you are automatically a member of the group, and we encourage
and welcome you to the meetings. Hope to see you all in December.
from the Group Leaders
Co-chairs: Patti Grebin, 507-272-1884, and Ellie Small, 313-515-0063, and Secretary:  Margot Maruska, 956-472-5760

.From the KITCHEN

What a nice Thanksgiving Dinner we had....  I would like to thank the dressing committee, the gravy committee, the mashed potato committee, the pie
cutters, the coffee and tea maker, the turkey cleaners, the turkey bakers, the turkey cutters and the volunteers that set up the hall and the volunteers that
took down the hall and most of all Doug and Mike for their top notch volunteering.  We certainly appreciate all of our volunteers as we would not be able to
have these wonderful dinners without them....One more thing we will need at Christmas time is of course those to volunteer again plus maybe some new
ones and especially someone to sign up for coffee and tea.

Our new refrigerator has arrived and it is a beauty...Thanks to Doug and Mike for your work in finding one and getting it delivered so quickly!!!

The annual Ladies Salad Luncheon will be held on Dec. 5.  This has been a great success and amazing how many different salads there are.

The annual Christmas Kids Program will be held on Dec. 12 at 9am.  Please come and enjoy the children from Margo School entertain us with
Christmas songs.  I would ask to please have volunteers bring a dozen cookies for the children and the park residents to have after the concert.  Coffee
will be available too.

A couple of reminders:
First:  When we have dinners or hamburger dinners please remember to bring your own table service.  At hamburgs we will also have soda and bottled
water available for purchase, plus drumstick ice cream cones - price is $1 per piece.
Second:  When a committee has a function in the kitchen, the small hall or the large hall, a clean-up must be done, including making sure the tables
have been cleaned, the floor swept and all trash taken out and new trash liners inserted.
I am again working on the family Christmas project for 8 families from Margo School who could really use some help.  Volunteers have taken all of the
names for their gifts but we could always use donations for the food that we purchase.  If you would like to give, please contact me.  I thank all of you
who help and contribute, and I really appreciate all that you do to make Christmas enjoyable for a needy family. 
Kitchen Coordinator:  Jan Murphy, #132, 616-443-6728

Hamburger Nights
Sat., Dec.1 and 15 5:00 Large Hall Tickets box in small hall.  Bring your own service.
Salad Luncheon
Wed., Dec. 5 12 noon Large Hall Please bring any kind of salad to pass.

Ice Cream
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream, for - SOFT SERVE!

Sun. Dec.   9 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall. $1 cone or dish
Sun. Dec. 23 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall. $2 sundae or $1 cone
Twice a month we will have ice cream available on Ice Cream Sundays.   The "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.  The dates will vary each month due to the busy hall schedule and holidays. Check the
monthly calendar and whiteboard in the small hall for current schedule.

Once a month will be a chocolate or vanilla cone or dish for $1 and the second will feature sundaes for $2 or a vanilla cone for $1.  Sundae toppings like
chocolate, caramel, hot fudge, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and peanuts are just some of the choices we will have available. 

Please note that this can be a very popular event and sometimes our machine can’t keep up, so there may be short delays to prevent guests from
having to drink unfrozen mix!
Douglas Marth/Mike Donais, #105, 763-263-2282
Christmas Kids Program
Wed., Dec. 12 9:00am Large Hall Margo Kids Christmas Program
Please come and enjoy the children from Margo School entertain us with Christmas songs.  I would ask to please have volunteers bring a dozen
cookies for the children and the park residents to hae after the concert.  Coffee will be available too.

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Sat, Dec. 22 7:30 to 9:3am   $4.00  Small Hall. 
Two southern style biscuits smothered in white sausage gravy.  Includes applesauce and orange juice.  Advance tickets go on sale Sunday, Dec 19.
 
Book a table of 8, purchase tickets, or for info contact:Terry Fisher, 304 Matador, 210-607-4126
or after meetings Village Circle on Monday Dec. 10,
or Women's Club, Mondays, Dec. 3 & 17
or Hamburger Nights, Dec. 1 & 15.