2017-03-16 / Top News

CLUB NOTES


Twelve local students competed in the recent Chess K-12 on Marco Island tournament at the Marco Island Library. After four rounds, there was a first-place tie between 10th grader Michael Curiale of Lely High School and fifth-grader Alex Sousa of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Third place saw a tie between fifth-grader Tyler Mastrangelo and first-grader Charles Haunschild, both of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Every competitor received a chess medallion from instructor/coach Wade Keller. For information about Chess K-12 on Marco Island, call Mr. Keller at 389-2525, email wk@kellerpublishing.com or follow Chess K-12 on Marco Island on Facebook. 1. The competitors face off. 2. Wade Keller, at back, with 11 of the tournament’s 12 participants at the Marco Island Library. 3. Michael Curial, Alex Sousa and Tyler Mastrangelo with Chess K-12 on Marco Island coach/ instructor Wade Keller. 
COURTESY PHOTOS Twelve local students competed in the recent Chess K-12 on Marco Island tournament at the Marco Island Library. After four rounds, there was a first-place tie between 10th grader Michael Curiale of Lely High School and fifth-grader Alex Sousa of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Third place saw a tie between fifth-grader Tyler Mastrangelo and first-grader Charles Haunschild, both of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Every competitor received a chess medallion from instructor/coach Wade Keller. For information about Chess K-12 on Marco Island, call Mr. Keller at 389-2525, email wk@kellerpublishing.com or follow Chess K-12 on Marco Island on Facebook. 1. The competitors face off. 2. Wade Keller, at back, with 11 of the tournament’s 12 participants at the Marco Island Library. 3. Michael Curial, Alex Sousa and Tyler Mastrangelo with Chess K-12 on Marco Island coach/ instructor Wade Keller. COURTESY PHOTOS ¦ Naples Men’s Bridge members and guests meet for rubber bridge at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Longshore Lake Country Club, 11399 Phoenix Way in Naples. For more information, call John Fieldhouse at (317) 607-7079 or email johnfieldhouse@comcast.net.

¦ The Naples Women’s Social Interclub Bridge group has been meeting on the first Thursday of each month November March for more than 15 years and welcomes new clubs to join for the season that will begin next fall. Eleven clubs are currently represented, with 16 members each: Countryside, Foxfire, Glen Eagle, Highland Woods (two teams), Pelican Landing, Spanish Wells, Sterling Oaks, Stonebridge and Wyndemere.

The group is for less serious players who enjoy Chicago bridge. Meeting at a different club each month, game day starts at 9 a.m. with coffee and Danish and includes eight rounds of four, breaking for lunch after five rounds. Dues are $20 per year. For information about joining next season, call Beverly Jaeger at (609) 408-0779.


FAGER FAGER ¦ Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 389-2525, email wk@kellerpublishing.com or visit WWW.chess7.net.

¦ The Naples Peggers invite anyone who likes cribbage to play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive. The annual membership fee is $10. For more information, call Cathy Keeler at 774-1113 or email cathykeeler8@gmail.com.

¦ Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are March 18 and April 8. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgerald’s. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at joeearl42@yahoo.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@comcast.net.

¦ The Hungarian Club of Southwest Florida holds its last event of the season, “A Night in Budapest,” from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Longshore Lakes Country Club. Guests will enjoy Hungarian, Gypsy and classical music by the Kalman Magyar Group. $40 include a buffet dinner. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ted Hably at 293-0359.

¦ The Antique Automobile Club of America–Naples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. The next meeting is March 20. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org.

¦ The Southwest Florida Ski & Travel Club holds a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Parrot Room at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Social gatherings are the third Tuesday of every month at varying locations. The next social meeting is March 21, and the next business meeting is April 4. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit www.naplesskiclub.com.

¦ The Naples Press Club and Marine Veterans of Collier County host the annual “Honor the Free Press” luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Jeffrey Fager is a former chairman of CBS News and the current executive producer of “60 Minutes.” Tickets are $45. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. For reservations or more information, visit www.honorthefreepress.org.

¦ Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are invited to an “Angels on the Town” happy-hour mixer at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Bokamper’s, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way in Naples. For more information, call (240) 498-6630 or email KFKBF@comcast.net.

¦ The Southwest Florida Kiwi Club, a social and charitable organization of retired and active American Airlines flight attendants, holds its next luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Ridgway Bar and Grill on Third Street South. For reservations or more information email Barbara Traci at summerbid@comcast.net.

¦ Toast of The Coast Toastmasters Club #6544, recognized by Toastmasters

International as a President’s Distinguished Club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the American Cancer Society office, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. The next meetings are March 24 and April 14. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www.ToastOfTheCoast.org.

¦ The Naples Woman’s Club holds its seventh annual flea market and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday March 25, at club headquarters at 570 Park St. in downtown Naples. Members promise bargains on a wide array of furniture, art, jewelry, clothing, books and household items.

¦ The Wellesley Club of Naples invites alumnae and guests to the annual spring luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Windstar on Naples Bay. Beth DeSobre, Wellesley professor of environmental studies, will speak about “Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things.” Reservations are required by Monday, March 20, and can be made by emailing Carol Goode at goode9@gmail.com.

¦ The Collier County alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority invites members and guests to its second annual Red Shoe Fashion Show & Luncheon at noon Saturday, April 1, at The Club at Mediterra. Prizes will be awarded for the fanciest and most unique footwear. Men are welcome and can join the fun by donning red shoes, socks or ties for the occasion. Runway fashions will be provided by Rebecca’s of Naples.

Delta Sigma Theta sorority is a private, not-for-profit organization made up of college-educated women whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities and throughout the world. Luncheon tickets are $50, with proceeds benefitting programs for children and adults in Collier County. For reservations or more information, email Kim Artis at kimcartis@gmail.com.

¦ The Naples Civitan Club holds its seventh annual Civitan Shining Stars dinner dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Artichoke and Co., 11920 Saradrienne Lane in Bonita Springs. Cost is $55 (cash bar). For reservation or more information, call 774-2623 or email naplescivitan@aol.com.

¦ The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets Wednesday morning, April 5, in the FGCU Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome; membership in Ikebana International or Naples Botanical Garden is not required. For more information, visit www.ikebananaples.com or email ikebananaples@gmail.com.

¦ The Naples branch of the English Speaking Union hold their annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday, April 5, at Pelican Marsh Country Club. For more information, call Karen Lannan at 330- 2533, email klannan@comcast.net or visit www.esu.org/Naples.

¦ The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to its meeting Thursday, April 6, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org.

¦ Everyone who owns or admires Corvettes is welcome to attend the Corvettes of Naples meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaplesfl.com.

¦ Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for those who are single, divorced or widowed. Members meet at 5 p.m. for happy hour followed by dinner on the first Friday of the month at different restaurants around town. The next get-together is April 7 at Under the Shady Palm Pub, 210 Tamiami Trail N. For location or more information, call Carey Hughes at 262-0278 or email careyjh@aol.com.

¦ Eastern Airlines SWFL Silverliners, a philanthropic organization of former flight attendants, welcomes all former and present flight attendants from Eastern Airlines as well as other airlines to join the chapter. Lunch meetings start at noon on the second Saturday of each month. The next meeting is April 8. For reservations or more information, call Darlene (Hall) Follese at 495-9741 or email jdfollese@comcast.net.

¦ The Genealogical Society of Collier County celebrates its 33rd anniversary at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Past president and webmaster Michele Bender will present “I Dig Relatives: A Lighthearted Look at Family History Research.” This dinner meeting is for members and their guests only.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295 or visit www.thegscc.org. ¦

— Email club news to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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