Riverside Activity Newsletter
Fall 2021/Winter 2022
Hi Y'all, Well since we now have annuals and a lot of you are staying longer I have decided to do one Riverside Newsletter for both Fall and Winter together…So please read the whole letter to insure you are getting all of the information for the season.
Sue, Karen, John, myself, office staff and maintenance staff has been hard at work getting everything ready for you, so you can come and enjoy your Winter home.
I have exciting news as of now I don’t have too many restrictions on what we can do this season. My kitchen is open and the pavilion. I am asking everyone when you arrive at Riverside if you are not feeling well to please stay on your site until you know why you aren’t feeling well. If you need someone to go and get your essentials for the fridge (Milk, bread etc.} contact one of us and we will be happy to go get them for you. I have missed all of you and can’t wait for you to get here to Riverside. I’m hoping and have my fingers and toes crossed that our Canadian family and friends can return. I have a lot of fun things to do as you will see on the calendar.
I do have the Food Trucks this season and they will be starting in November
First Fall Coffee/Announcements - Tue, Nov 2, starting at 8:30, and that will be our Toy Drive Kickoff date.
Welcome Back dinner, which is provided by Encore/Riverside. It is being held on Thu, Nov 11. Happy Hour will be 4:30 and dinner is 5:00. I do have a DJ for that night so the dance will be from 6 to 9 so make sure you bring your dancing shoes. I know this dinner is coming up very soon so if you are going to attend the dinner please have your table Coordinator arrange for your group, or if you don’t have a group just sign up at coffee on Tue, Nov 2, and I will place you at a table.
Spaghetti night - Thu, Nov 18th. The Coordinator sheets will be in the black holder in the hallway. Please have your Coordinator sheets with your money at coffee on Tue, Nov 9th. The cost will $6.00 Make out checks to Riverside Snowbird Activity Fund please!
The Fall “Judy Klein” Blood Drive is scheduled on Wed, Nov 17 - 8:00 to 3:00. The signup sheets will be on the table in the pavilion, so please sign up to help save lives.
The Dinner Theatre Show this season is “Singin In The Rain”, and this is a matinee show. The cost is $55.00 per person, which includes the dinner and the show. This year it is going to be on Sat Jan 29. I have started selling, and I do have a few tickets left. If anyone is interested please contact me. If I have any tickets left, or if you would like to be on a waiting list let Dianna know at Coffee on Tue Nov 23. If you have friends that are not going to be here until January, please make arrangements with them to purchase their tickets so you all can sit together. I only have tables for 4 and 2 people left.
The Decoration for the pavilion this Christmas season is Christmas Trees. I would like to have your decoration to be at least 3 feet long. So bring your ideas and materials. We will be decorating on Wed, Dec 8. I hope to have many of you to participate in making decorations. We will also have Decorating your Site contest Let’s see who wins this season. Thank you in advance!
Riverside Christmas Craft Sale coordinated by me (Sandy Clark) site 367 will be on Sat, Dec 11. I will need you to sign up and request tables. Please remember to bring all of the wonderful items, crafts and jewelry that you made this summer. We are looking forward to another successful Christmas Craft Sale.
Soup Night - Thu, Dec 16 and there will be a dance also.
Kingfisher’s Christmas Lights Tour – Tue Dec 21 - Cost is $26.00. I have 40 seats on the Banana Boat. We will be the only people on the boat. If you are interested please contact me. First come first served then I will be taking a waiting list.
Christmas Eve Celebration at 7:00. The Golf Cart Caroling/Parade will start at 7:30 everyone is invited to join. It is a fun time for all! We will also be judging our Christmas decorated sites
New Years Eve party Theme is “A Sparking NYE”.
Dieter, MRHM (My Right Hand Man) has been hard at work on the Winter Calendar and Activities Coordinators’ List getting them ready. He has now turned the calendar over to me for changes. Dianna from the office will be assisting me again this season. She is really a perfect addition to my team. I really appreciate all of the coordinators to the wide variety of activites we have here at Riverside.
Our “First 2 Weeks”– of the Winter season
Our first Coffee Meeting is TUE JAN 4, at 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Social & 50/50 draw; 9:00 announcements. This is a weekly event where all announcements – and fun! - take place.
Wine & Cheese – Thu Jan 6, 4-5pm AC; Provided by Encore, Please bring finger food for 10 to 12 to share. Details at Coffee
“Newcomers Orientation” – Thu Jan 13, 4-5pm AC; details at Coffee. This is a special, excellent presentation for all Newcomers, followed by questions and answers. Thanks to Deb Pratt and Ann Trine for their initiative.
More details at Coffee & on riversidesnowbirds.com..
PHOTOS (Re)Takes – everyone and especially Newcomers to Riverside – !!!
It is our custom to have a pictorial directory of all campers (voluntary!) in the main hallway of the Activity Center. This has proved to be a BIG SUCCESS due to the countless hours, expertise and dedication of our volunteer resident photographer, John Goodrich.
We urge and invite you to come and have your picture taken (or ‘retaken’ if you wish):
- Tue Jan 4, 11, 18 – after Coffee - 10:30 – at the Butterfly Gardens
- Sat Jan 8, 15, 22 – 10:30 - at the Butterfly Gardens
1st “Paul Todd & Paul Todd Jr.” Jan 21 7:30
2nd “Down home Darlings Show” Feb 18 7:30 Vocal Variety
ALS Walk at Riverside – Thu Jan 20 in support of Leroy Wright
Dinner/Dance – Thu Jan 27. Theme is “Woodstock” The DJ is Spin It Again Mike More details at coffee & on riversidesnowbirds.com.
Ladies Luncheon – Wed Feb 2. Hey Pretty Women, Let’s “Glam It Up” So bring your Glam and Glitz with you…More details later.
Mardi Gras – Tue Mar 1
Start the Day off with a Donut and Coffee and Announcements at the Coffee Hour – 8:30.
The Grand Puba will be Brian Norman and his Queen Regina- Come dressed ‘New Orleans’ style, bring all your stuff from home, be as crazy as you wish, – everyone else will be. We will be having a parade this season and the fun will continue in the pavilion with Bobby Stillwell from 3:00 to 5:30 great music and crazy fun, so come and have fun and enjoy! It’s a big ‘free-for-all’ – bring your friends, BYOB, snacks, make your own Happy Hour, or crash someone else’s – whatever you wish! Get to know people – the only restriction is: you ‘gotta’ leave by 5:30 for your own supper!!
HAPPY MARDI GRAS DAY – Riverside Style!
There will be more details at the 1st Coffee, Tue Jan 4/22 – and on riversidesnowbirds.com
Flea Market/Craft Sale – Sat Mar 5 - with rain date of Sat Mar 19. It will be held on site only – remember to bring with you or empty out your unwanted items.
“The Grand Daddy of em All” Rodeo - Sat Mar 12.
Appreciation Celebration – Theme “Dog Gone It the season’s almost over” Thu Mar 24 Decorate as you wish - make it as happy as you want or relaxed as you want. More details will follow….
There will again be a Riverside Campers’ Directory. All entries are voluntary, but are most valuable in contacting Riverside friends. The Directory is ONLY for “Riversiders” who submit Directory information, and will be available mid- January. The Directory submission form can be found on the riversidesnowbird.com website. You may start submitting your information on November 1st - Submissions must be received by January 1st to be included in the Directory. Note: Everyone who wishes to be in the Directory, must fill out the directory submission form, even if you were in it the last year(s)!
Activities/Coordinators’ List – this is a list of all Coordinators for the different activities. It is also an alphabetical list of all activities, events, their dates and times. It can be found on the menu of the Activity page on the website.
The list of Contacts is also included in your Directory, and can be found under ‘Contacts’ on the Snowbird website menu. Please contact the Coordinators for your specific interest or information about an activity.
A link to the Alpha Activity List can be found at the top of the activity Calendar on the website.
WANTED - Speaking of the Activities/Coordinators’ List –WANTED – ALIVE:
- one or two Coordinators for the Bicycle Club
- one or two Coordinators for the New England Party – Steve and Charlene Reagan have so successfully put it on the map, and wish to give someone else a chance to carry on! Thank you, Charlene and Steve!
- one or two Coordinators for the New York Party – Jim Engeldrum, Gail and Gary Frenz are also wish to give someone else a chance to carry on this successful event! Thank you, Jim, Gail and Gary!
- Anyone that is interested in running the Ladies Bible Study – Thank you Diane Hutchins for your dedication of past seasons
“Judy Klein Memorial“ Blood Drive – Riverside wins “blood red GOLD”
We are sooooo excited!!!!... to tell everyone at Riverside that, with all the generous blood donations, Riverside was first in the number of units given and first in the ratio of units to the number of people in the Park. We beat all other RV Parks in the area.
That being said, we were awarded the two trophies that will be proudly displayed in Riverside's Park Office. This was Sue Stellini's and Katie Campbell's wish they made at coffee, that their sister, Judy, now in heaven, who had started the Blood Drive, would be so proud of Riverside, if we could win both trophies in her memory - AND WE DID - and we’ll do it again on Thu Feb 17!
Thank you everyone, for all the lives that you have saved this year! That is why we have the drives; the rest is a bonus, and we are very proud of your accomplishments!!!
Sue and Katie
Aluminum Can Recycling
Please bring, keep and recycle your aluminum cans in a separate plastic bag. Further details at Coffee.
Bill Ober – Recycling Coordinator
Riverside’s Special Website!
A. It’s called riversidesnowbirds.com, and there you will find all information and details about all activities, events, clubs, dinner dances, cruise, trips, the Calendar, etc. etc. And much more ….
If you have never registered for this Snowbird website before, you should register for it and CREATE an account to access the website. Go to:
o left side bar - “LOGIN” box
o select “Create an Account”
o follow the instructions – supply the requested information
NOTE: ‘Confirm’ password, email – means – TYPE IT AGAIN -> Register
Do get into the habit of checking theriversidesnowbirds.com website daily😛.
B. Riverside Snowbirds “Notifications”
The other fantastic feature of this website is the automatic emails and information – called Notifications!
You will receive automatic email notifications, BUT – you must be signed up for them. Here’s how – be sure you are logged in to:
<http://www.riversidesnowbirds.com> (see A. above)
For first time ever “Notification” users:
-> (top menu) Go to: Notifications – then choose “Subscribe”
-> Follow the instructions, and select the group(s) that you would like to receive Notifications from.
We strongly suggest that you select “Snowbirds Alerts”, to automatically receive Riverside information in your personal email, that relates to the whole Park.
On the front page you will see a “normal monthly calendar” with special, “one-time”, non-weekly events, such as our Dances, Blood Drive, State and other Parties, Special Happenings, etc.
On the back side of the page you will see the regular, weekly activities, such as bowling, cards, Church and Bible Studies, exercising, aqua fit, Tai Chi, etc. Also included are bi-weekly events, such as Book Club, etc. with their actual dates beside them, e.g.(1/4, 18) etc.
- The special, MONTHLY events on the front page take precedence over the regular weekly events. Every precaution has been taken to avoid conflicts; everyone involved in the scheduling of the events has been notified, but sometimes a special last-minute change does come up.
- For any “impromptu” special events, meetings, rehearsals, etc., we ask that you always contact me, Sandy, for availability.
Sandy Clark, Editor
See your calendars for dates and times, and for any changes and updates check the riversidesnowbirds.com website.