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**COVID-19 ** UPDATED PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR OPENING OF PALM HILL FACILITIES EFFECTIVE 3/8/2021

UPDATED PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR OPENING OF PALM HILL FACILITIES
EFFECTIVE 3/8/2021
 
INTRODUCTION: EFFECTIVE JUNE 5, 2020 FLORIDA MOVED INTO PHASE 3 OF ITS REOPENING PLAN. IT ALLOWS FOR MOST BUSINESSES TO REOPEN WITH VARIOUS LIMITATIONS. NOTABLY, IT ENCOURAGES SENIOR CITIZENS TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. IT ALSO NOTES THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS, WHEN IN PUBLIC SHOULD MAXIMIZE PHYSICAL DISTANCE FROM OTHERS AND SHOULD AVOID SOCIALIZING IN GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE IN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DO NOT READILY ALLOW FOR PHYSICAL DISTANCING. ADDITIONALLY, PINELLAS COUNTY RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE GUIDELINES AND INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR WEARING A FACIAL COVERING/MASK PROPERLY COVERING NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN INDOORS IN PUBLIC PLACES. ADDITIONALLY, AS AN ADDED SAFETY PRECAUTION THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS REQUESTS AND RECOMMENDS THAT MASKS BE WORN OUTDOORS AS WELL AND AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING ANY OUTDOOR SOCIAL GATHERING OR ACTIVITY.
 
BELOW ARE THE UPDATED PALM HILL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR FACILITIES AND AMENITIES. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THESE MEASURES AND PRECAUTIONS, GIVEN THE CONTINUING SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS. THEY SHOULD BE CONSULTED BY ALL UNIT OWNERS WHO ARE OR WILL BE IN RESIDENCE AND UNIT OWNERS SHOULD PASS THEM ON TO ANYONE RENTING THEIR RESIDENCES.     
 
OFFICE- OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 8:30AM – 4:00PM YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO ENTER THE BUILDING, SIGN IN AND FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.  REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TO INCLUDE CLOSINGS AND ORIENTATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE BOARD ROOM. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE   
 
VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS –ALL VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF A RESIDENT MUST REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE BEFORE THEY CAN MAKE USE OF ANY PARK AMENITIES.
 
POOLS- POOLS & SPAS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:30AM – 10:00PM. A LIMITED NUMBER OF CHAIRS AND LOUNGERS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND SPACED TO COMPLY WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF 6 FEET. CHAIRS AND LOUNGERS SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. RESIDENTS AND GUESTS SHOULD BRING A TOWEL TO SIT ON AND SHOULD SANITIZE ANY COMMON USE FURNITURE BEFORE AND AFTER USE.  SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED OUT BY BOTH RESIDENTS AND GUESTS. GUESTS MUST HAVE A GUEST BADGE TO ENTER ANY FACILITY
 
 
GOLF COURSE -THE PLAYING SURFACE OF THE GOLF COURSE WILL REMAIN OPEN AND PLAY WILL BE CONDUCTED AS POSTED IN APRIL 2020. SIGN IN SHEETS WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED. THE PRO-SHOP IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER 3 TABLES AND 6 CHAIRS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE PATIO 6 FEET APART FOR CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED.
 
TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL- HOURS OF OPERATION ARE 8:00 AM TO 8 PM EACH DAY. THE SCHEDULE AGREED TO BY BOTH THE TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL PLAYERS AS TO DAYS AND TIMES OF PLAY SHALL APPLY.
1.      ALL RESIDENTS/GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN WITH NAME,
UNIT # AND TIME OF ENTRY.
2.      PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RACQUETS/PADDLES, BALLS.
SINGLES RATHER THAN DOUBLES PLAY IS ENCOURAGED.
SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF 6 FEET TO BE FOLLOWED.
3.      MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON ALL COURTS AT ANY ONE TIME IS LIMITED TO 8 PLAYERS.
PLAYERS WAITING TO PLAY MUST WAIT OUTSIDE THE COURTS.
4.      PLAYERS SHALL SANITIZE THEIR HANDS PRIOR TO PLAY AND AFTER EACH SET. BALLS BEING USED SHALL BE SANITIZED PRIOR TO PLAY AND AFTER EACH SET.
BOCCE COURTS- OPEN FOR PLAY. COMMON EQUIPMENT/BALLS SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER EACH GAME USE.
 
SANITATION FIELD – THE SANITATION FIELD WILL BE OPEN ACCORDING TO THE BELOW SCHEDULE. RESIDENTS MUST ADHERE TO STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AS IT APPLIES TO THEMSELVES WHEN AT THE SANITATION FIELD AND TO BOB WHO MANAGES THE SANITATION FIELD AND STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM HIM WHEN SPEAKING TO HIM. ADDITIONALLY IF YOU MUST SPEAK TO HIM YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO DO SO.
DAY
HOURS
 
 
MONDAY
  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
TUESDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
THURSDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
FRIDAY
  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY
CLOSED
 
SATURDAYS: THE FIELD WILL BE UNATTENDED, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB
THERE WILL BE 2 TRAILERS ONE FOR TRASH, ONE FOR RECYCLABLES. PLEASE PLACE ITEMS ON THE CORRECT TRAILER. BOXES/CARDBOARD SHOULD BE BROKEN DOWN AND TIED UP TO PREVENT THESE ITEMS FROM BLOWING AWAY. COMPACTORS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.
 
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE – HOURS WILL BE 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY. THE CLUBHOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COFFEES ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND BINGO ON THURSDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM. THE BILLIARD ROOM WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DURING THE ABOVE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM. BOOKS AND PUZZLES BEING RETURNED ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE BINS MARKED “BOOKS” & “PUZZLES”. BILLIARD EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER USE. NUMBER OF ATTENDEES FOR COFFEE’S AND BINGO IS LIMITED TO FIFTY (50) PERSONS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF (6) FEET TO BE FOLLOWED AND MASKS REQUIRED. TABLES AND CHAIRS TO BE SET UP TO ENSURE SEPARATION GUIDELINES ARE MET AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. SANITATION OF TABLE AND CHAIR SURFACES AS WELL AS KITCHEN ITEMS USED FOR COFFEE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. SIGN-IN SHEETS MUST BE USED FOR ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.
 
THE ASSEMBLY HALL & KITCHEN IN THE CLUBHOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME.
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY - WILL BE ACCESSIBLE USING KEY FOB DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM. IF YOU ARE RETURNING PUZZLES OR BOOKS THEY MUST BE PLACED IN THE 2 BINS MARKED FOR BOOKS & PUZZLES SO THEY MAY BE SANITIZED FOR RE-USE. SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED IN.
 
SOUTH CLUBHOUSE BILLIARD ROOM – SOUTH BILLIARD ROOM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY. ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB. SANITIZING OF THE HOUSE CUE STICKS, BALLS AND TABLE SURFACES AFTER USE IS REQUIRED.
 
SOUTH LAUNDRY- THE SOUTH LAUNDRY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB.  SIGN IN SHEETS WILL BE USED; RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SANITIZE FOLDING TABLE SURFACES BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE – HOURS WILL BE 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY ENTRY WITH YOUR KEY FOB. THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COFFEES ON MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM BEGINNING MARCH 8, 2021  AND BINGO ON TUESDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM STARTING MARCH 16TH. THE NORTH LIBRARY AND BILLIARD ROOM WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DURING THE ABOVE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM. BOOKS AND PUZZLES BEING RETURNED ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE BINS MARKED “BOOKS” & “PUZZLES”. BILLIARD EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER USE. NUMBER OF ATTENDEES FOR COFFEE’S AND BINGO IS LIMITED TO FIFTY (50) PERSONS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OF (6) FEET TO BE FOLLOWED AND MASKS REQUIRED. TABLES AND CHAIRS TO BE SET UP TO ENSURE SEPARATION GUIDELINES ARE MET AND SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. SANITATION OF TABLE AND CHAIR SURFACES AS WELL AS KITCHEN ITEMS USED FOR COFFEE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. SIGN-IN SHEETS MUST BE USED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES.
 
UNLESS INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE OR OTHERWISE APPROVED THE ASSEMBLY HALL & KITCHEN IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY - - WILL BE ACCESSIBLE USING KEY FOB DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM. IF YOU ARE RETURNING PUZZLES OR BOOKS THEY MUST BE PLACED IN THE 2 BINS MARKED FOR BOOKS & PUZZLES SO THEY MAY BE SANITIZED FOR RE-USE. SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FILLED IN.
 
NORTH CLUBHOUSE BILLIARD ROOM – NORTH BILLIARD ROOM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY. ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB. SANITIZING OF THE HOUSE CUE STICKS, BALLS AND TABLE SURFACES AFTER USE IS REQUIRED.
 
NORTH LAUNDRY- THE NORTH LAUNDRY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 8:00 PM DAILY, ACCESS USING YOUR KEY FOB.  SIGN IN SHEETS WILL BE USED AND RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SANITIZE FOLDING TABLE SURFACES BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
 
NORTH & SOUTH SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS – SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SOCIAL SHUFFLE FROM 1 – 3 PM ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. PLAY ON COURTS WILL BE LIMITED TO EVERY OTHER LANE WHICH ALLOWS FOR 12 PLAYERS IN EACH FACILITY, SOCIAL DISTANCING OF SIX (6) FEET AND WEARING OF MASKS REQUIRED. DISCS AND STICKS TO BE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH USE. SIGN-IN IS REQUIRED.
 
TABLE TENNIS NORTH CLUBHOUSE – TABLE TENNIS IS PERMITTED IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE WHEN NOT IN USE FOR ANOTHER EVENT. TABLES AND CHAIRS MOVED TO SET UP TABLE TENNIS TO BE RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL POSITION FOR THE NEXT EVENT. PLAYERS MUST SIGN IN, MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
 
YOGA – WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 8AM TO 9AM. LIMITED TO 15 ATTENDEES. YOGA MATS TO BE PLACED AT LEAST EIGHT (8) FEET APART, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN NOT ON THE MATS. SIGN-IN IS REQUIRED.
 
WORSHIP SERVICE—BEGINNING EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 4, 2021. A CHRISTIAN BASED SERVICE (ALL ARE WELCOMED) WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE EACH SUNDAY FROM 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. SIGN IN, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND MASKS REQUIRED.
 
MESCO—MESCO EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR USE BY RESIDENTS; SIGN OUT OF EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED. EQUIPMENT TO BE SANITIZED UPON RETURN PRIOR TO LOANING OUT AGAIN.
 
ALL REQUESTS TO HOLD ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS IN THE NORTH OR SOUTH CLUBHOUSE MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE PARK MANAGER WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: DATE, TIME, TYPE OF EVENT, NUMBER OF ATTENDEES, AND SPONSOR OF EVENT. EACH REQUEST WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.  NO INDOOR EVENT WILL EXCEED 50 ATTENDEES, AND NO DANCE EVENTS WILL BE PERMITTED.  
 
COMMON AREAS – SOCIAL GATHERING OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN COMMON AREAS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOUTH CLUBHOUSE PATIO, PRO-SHOP PATIO, STREETS, PARKING LOTS, GREEN SPACES, THE 16TH STREET CORRIDOR INCLUDING THE DOG PARK AND GARDEN AREA ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY EVENT UNLESS APPROVED BY THE PARK MANAGER.
 
RESIDENTS OR VISITING FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO HAVING THEIR FOBS DEACTIVATED AND DENIED ACCESS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE AMENITIES.
 
HAND SANITIZER, WIPES, WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LAUNDRIES, SOUTH BILLIARD ROOM, NORTH BILLIARD, NORTH LIBRARY AND POOL AREAS.
 
MASKS WILL BE AVAILABLE INSIDE THE SOUTH AND NORTH CLUBHOUSE ENTRANCES.
RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CARRY THEIR OWN HAND SANITIZER.
 
 
 
RICHARD THOMAS LCAM
PROPERTY MANAGER
 

Bazaar - May 8th

Wow, the folks in Palm Hill just totally rock. Our bazaar days are behind us (for now) and people literally came out of the woodwork to pitch in and help with pickup & deliveries, the never ending pricing & sorting of all those family heirlooms; from there we had a fence set up crew, back for more furniture movers & shakers, in swooped the table setup crew, and the last step to our getting ready - putting all the items out for the sale, least not forget our money room workers, our refreshment crew, the security, taxi drivers, traffic cops and I'm sure the list goes on (apologies if I forgot any groups). By the end of the day it was a rounding success. So, no matter how it is said the volunteers of Palm Hill deserve all the praise and credit for the success of this project because without them it would never happen. Thank you to all who participated, pitched in, showed up, gave us a hand, volunteered or even just came by to offer help. And especially to the chair people who carry the torch throughout the year for each piece of this puzzle and then to just make it happen in a few short days (fill in here with loud applause, hoots, hollers and big smiley faces) - well done Palm Hill.

Thank you from the Bazaar team

 
BAZAAR TO BE HELD MAY 8 at SOUTH CLUBHOUSE (Rain date May 9) Volunteers may sign up in South Clubhouse Laundry Room or call organizers Contacts: Mel Silcox, Bazaar Director, 419-360-8301 or Dan Hannafin 207-731-2299 As of the LINK May deadline, the 2021 Bazaar is a go! (Be alert for emails from the organizers via the webmaster or Office on updates affecting the Bazaar.)
 
WHEN/WHERE: May 8, 8 a.m. to noon, South Clubhouse, on lawn near patio close to Queen Palm Street.
  • DONATION CUTOFF MAY 1 o Small items/donations may be placed inside near the Laundry Room. o For large items or pickup, call Mel Silva or Dan Hannafin – see contact info under headline above
  • FORMAT: Fencing will direct buyers along the sales display route in one direction. Potential buyers/shoppers will have to buy on first pass or will have to go back to the beginning and re-enter the one-way shopping path again.
  • PARKING for shoppers will be in the South Clubhouse lot, and the side streets as necessary. Signs will direct shoppers where to park.
  • Tuesday: May 4 is fence setup; volunteers needed at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday: May 6 is table setup; volunteers needed at 9 a.m.
  • Friday: May 7 is stock/move out all Bazaar items. Volunteers may shop the last 20 minutes of the setup. Volunteers needed at 10 a.m.
  • Volunteers are required to wear a red shirt and Palm Hill badge. Tuesday and Friday furniture sales (10 to 11 a.m.) at the shed near the South Clubhouse will continue.
Thanks for your help and support!

Bazaar Furniture Sale - South Recreation Club

Furniture sale
 
The South Rec Club Bazaar has some great furniture for sale and is offering it up to members of Palm Hill at cut prices. The Bazaar shed located outside of the South Laundry is open for business. Every Tuesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. we will open this shed for furniture purchases.
 
If you have any questions or can't make it those days contact either Mel Silcox  419-360-8301 or Dan Hannafin 207-731-2299 and we will try accommodate you. Remember all Palm Hill and CDC guidelines will be enforced.

 

Billiards

Billiards
 
North and South Clubhouse billiard rooms open 8:30 to 8 p.m. Access using key fobs.
 
Required: After use, players should sanitize house cue sticks, balls and table.

Bingo

Bingo
 
Limited to 50 people, wearing masks, social distancing of six-feet is required. No guests or visitors. Residents only.
 
  • North Clubhouse Bingo – Tuesdays, 6 to 10 p.m. South Clubhouse Bingo – Thursdays, 7 to 10 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Linda Keehl, 612-616-2701
  • Come join us for Bingo at the South Clubhouse on Thursday nights. Play begins at 7 p.m. sharp. We look forward to seeing all our Bingo friends!
We will be following the same covid restrictions we had in place prior to our shutting down. Please bring your mask and your name badge. See you there!
 
 

Bocce Ball

BOCCE BALL
 
BOCCE COURTS- OPEN FOR PLAY. COMMON EQUIPMENT/BALLS SHOULD BE SANITIZED BEFORE AND AFTER EACH GAME USE.

Book Club

BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS
Chairperson Susan Fisher, 813-312-3872, susantfisher11@aol.com

The Book Club will meet by ZOOM or in person based on rules for meetings.

We also have ZOOM and Facebook meetings, but you must be part of the group to be invited to those virtual meetings. Please contact Susan Fisher with questions or to be added to the membership list.

For May through October, we will also be trying informal ZOOM meetings the second
Thursday of each month. No specific book will be read, but we will be suggesting books to our other members. Call for more information.
 
2021-22 BOOK CLUB Dates

Susan Fisher, Chairperson 
813-312-3872 
susantfisher11@aol.com

NOVEMBER 11/Activity 18
BOOK: Karolina's Twins
AUTHOR: Ronald Balson 
DISCUSSION LEADER: Vicki Cometto

DECEMBER 9/Activity 16
BOOK: A Long Petal of the Sea 
AUTHOR: Isabel Allende 
DISCUSSION LEADER: Annie Holtby

JANUARY 13/Activity 20 
BOOK: The Four Winds 
AUTHOR: Kristin Hannah 
DISCUSSION LEADER: Karen Baskerville

FEBRUARY 10/ Activity 17
BOOK: The Vanishing Half
AUTHOR: Britt Bennett 
DISCUSSION LEADER: Dianne Gray

MARCH 10* (and pick books for next season) Activity 17
BOOK: The Great Alone
AUTHOR: Kristin Hannah 
DISCUSSION LEADER: Shiela Lyons

APRIL 7/Activity 14-1st week in April instead of 2nd because of people leaving FL for the summer.
BOOK: A House Without Windows 
AUTHOR: Nadia Hashimi
DISCUSSION LEADER: Donna Short
 

Bowling

 
BOWLING LEAGUE Carey Bradburn, 407-949-4291 Play is at Liberty Lanes. • Practice: 1 p.m. Wednesdays • League Play: 1 p.m. Mondays If you will not attend, call Carey Bradburn (contact info below); there are players on a waiting list who will take your spot that week. Masks are mandatory to enter the common areas at Liberty Lanes. No masks have to be worn during play. New residents and seasoned veterans are welcome. Due to handicaps, all levels of players are accepted and encouraged. For information and details please contact: Carey Bradburn 407-949-4291 78 Pindo Palm West Crbradburn@aol.com
 
 
Practice sessions are held Mondays at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lanes. The Palm Hill Bowling Club has a few openings for full-time bowlers and even more for substitutes. Masks are mandatory to enter the common areas at Liberty Lanes. No masks have to be worn during play. New residents and seasoned veterans are welcome. Due to handicaps, all levels of players are accepted and encouraged.
 
For information and details please contact:
Carey Bradburn 407-949-4291
78 Pindo Palm West
Crbradburn@aol.com
 
 
 
 

Coffees

COFFEE
 
Limited to 50 people wearing masks; social distancing six-feet apart. No guests or visitors; residents only.
 
North Clubhouse – Mondays, 8 to 10 a.m. Chuck Obi, North Recreation Club President Doors open at 7 a.m. Coffee and donuts. Please bring your own coffee mugs. We look forward to seeing you Monday mornings.
 
South Clubhouse Coffees – Wednesdays, 8 to 10 a.m. Sylvia Silcox, 419-668-9687, South Recreation Club Refreshments Doors open at 7 a.m. Bring your own coffee mugs. If you forget, Styrofoam cups will be available.
 

Computer Club

Beginners Computer Club
Wednesday 1pm
North clubhouse
 
David Demaree has volunteered to give computer lessons.
We will be starting with getting on to the internet and setting up email with the goal to be able to receive email blasts from the webmaster and getting to the Palm Hill Website.
If you do not have a computer, please come anyway. We have some donated tablets to be handed out to anybody in need of a computer.
These class are free to any Palm Hill residents.
The plan forward is to have classes every week on Wednesday at 1pm in the north clubhouse.
 
Please follow the CDC guidelines: wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart

Cuddles Club - Canceled

CUDDLES CLUB
 
TBD

Dominos Game - Canceled

DOMINOS
 
TBD

FREE EAR WAX REMOVAL

FREE EAR WAX REMOVAL MAY 5 and the First Wednesday of the Month, North Clubhouse Sandy Obi sfo1955@hotmail.com St. John’s Hearing Institute offers free ear wax removal each month at the North Clubhouse on the first Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.
 
Reservations are required and may be made by calling St. John’s at (727) 345- 8668.

Exercise - Canceled

Exercise
 
We are unable to resume exercise classes at this time. I will resubmit my request/plan to the Park Manager in another month or so..

Connie Paxhia
586-0313

Garden Club

GARDEN CLUB
 
The Palm Hill Garden Club welcomes new members and plots are usually available for a nominal fee of $5 a year per plot. The Garden Club is situated at the end of Sabal Palm Drive between the Golf Course maintenance shed and the large purple pipes.
 
The club has elected officers, bylaws, and meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to running the club and gardening concerns. Fellow gardeners are friendly and helpful and always available to share ideas and tips.
 
For more information contact Shaun and Ellen Lovejoy at elovejoy1@aol.com or call 727-408-5718.

Golf

NEW: 10-round play cards for nine (9) holes of golf per round will be sold at the Office; maximum two per year for residents. Cards expire at the end of the golf year (June 30 annually). Players with cards should put a signed card into the drop box for each nine-hole round played. If 18 holes are played, players should add $3 with the prepaid card for nine holes, and place in envelope before putting in the Dropbox (envelopes are provided on table). SIGN-IN: Please continue to sign in on the Pro Shop patio clipboard and indicate your time/date of play. Pay to play is $15 for nine (9) holes and $18 for 18 holes. Instructions for payments are with the sign-in sheet. DROP BOX AND CAMERAS: A drop box is now installed on the Pro Shop patio for easier payment of greens fees. Cameras now cover the areas around the pro shop – both outside and inside. As always, players should tee their balls in the tee box and keep golf carts on the cart path. Drivers of carts with handicap flags are asked to adhere to the 90-degree rule. A practice range and a putting green are located on either side of the first tee. Thank you everyone for practicing social distancing. Stay safe and please continue to enjoy Palm Hill’s beautiful golf course.
 
HOLES-IN-ONE – CONGRATULATIONS! Patrick Linehan, No. 5, March 27 Ron Loiselle, No. 9, April 7, (9th) To receive a trophy for a first hole-in-one: Put the famous ball in a baggie with info about the date, hole and golfer’s name. Contact Bill Mattingly, vice president of the Men’s Golf Association, who makes the trophies. email: Billmattingly2299@twc.com. Ladies, please contact Jessie Walcott, President, Ladies Golf Association, 727-288-7521; jessijow1@yahoo.com. In the past, trophies were awarded at the annual Golf Dinner. During times of social gathering restrictions, delivering trophies will be arranged individually.

Golf - Ladies Golf Association

LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION
President Jessie Walcott, 727-288-7521 or email jessijow1@yahoo.com Ladies Spring is here and our snowbirds are migrating home. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer and will return in the fall ready to get back to normal. We can only hope and pray. Have a great summer. The dates below are dependent on the Covid-19 protocol and will be cancelled if necessary.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER 2021 – 2022
2021 Friday, November 12, Ladies Golf Association meeting (North Clubhouse)
1 p.m. Friday, November 26, Mixed Scramble – Hot Dogs and Beverage
2022 Friday, January 14, Ladies Golf Association meeting (North Clubhouse)
1 p.m. Friday, January 21, Mixed Scramble – Hot Dogs and Beverage
Saturday, January 29, Sadie Hawkins Tournament (Dinner at South Clubhouse). Rain date January 3 Championship Play Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25 Friday, March 11, Ladies Golf Association meeting (North Clubhouse)
Friday, March 25, Mixed Scramble – Hot Dogs and Beverage
 
FREE GOLF LESSONS FOR LADIES will be back in the fall
 
 
 
 

Golf - Mens Golf Association

 
GOLF COMMITTEE NEWS
Ben Brubaker, Chair: 727-585-1089 Please sign in on the Pro Shop patio clipboard and indicate your time/date of play. Pay to play is $15 for nine (9) holes and $18 for 18 holes. Instructions for payments are with the sign-in sheet. As always, you must tee your ball in the tee box and golf carts must stay on the cart path. Drivers of carts with handicap flags are asked to adhere to the 90-degree rule. There is both a practice range and a putting green on either side of the first tee. Thank you everyone for practicing social distancing. Stay safe and please continue to enjoy or beautiful golf course. 
 
 
MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
As per Palm Hill guidelines, all Men’s Golf Association functions have been canceled. We look forward to returning to past activities and meetings as soon as possible. Association dues, activities and the filling of vacant positions on the Men’s Golf Association board will be discussed at a future meeting. If there is other business or news that needs attention, please notify me at my email billmattingly2299@twc.com. Thanks to everyone for your considerations.
 

Hand and Foot Card Game

HAND AND FOOT
 
Contact Shirley Montbleau, 727-584-4269 Every Friday, 1 p.m., North Library

Karaoke - Canceled

 
Canceled until further notice 
KARAOKE Saturday night - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the North club house. No need to bring CD’s, I have 350,000 songs to choose from. BYOB and bring some snacks and come out to sing, listen or maybe even dance.
Thanks,
Chuck Obi
 
 
Palm Hill Lady’s Luncheon
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Belleair Country Club
1 Country Club Lane
 
11:00am – Cocktails
12:00pm – Lunch
 
COST:  $26.00
 
Menu Choice:
 
Salmon wrapped in Phyllo with a White Wine Sauce
OR
Chicken Piccata
 
Meal includes: 
Lettuce Greens with toasted almonds, dried cranberries with feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, Green Beans Almondine, Potato Croquet, Rolls & Butter, Cheesecake with Strawberries & Coffee/Tea/Fountain Soda.
 
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT COFFEES
Contact:  Sylvia Silcox for any questions
 

Lady’s Luncheon - Canceled

Palm Hill Lady’s Luncheon
 
TBD
 

Line Dancing - Canceled

LINE DANCING
 
TBD

Palm Hill Players - Canceled

PALM HILL PLAYERS Remo Malgieri 727-585-2151
 
TBD
 

Palm Hill Worship Service North Clubhouse

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE CHANGES TO SUMMER SCHEDULE
 
North Clubhouse Organizers: Bonnie Swanson, Maureen Livers, Claudia Hartz The Palm Hill Worship Service – held Sundays from 4-5 p.m. in the North Clubhouse. The schedule will change from a weekly service to twice a month, on the first and third Sundays of the month. The doors will be open at 3:30 p.m. Communion will be served the first Sunday of the month. All will be welcomed to the Christian-based service, a service full of prayer, song and worship. Offerings will not be accepted at this time.
 
Fellowship after the service will not be provided, but may be added as social distancing guidelines are lifted. Guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Florida will be respected and followed.
 
Attendees are asked to wear a mask and bring a bible. Those who do not have a bible and would like one may contact Bonnie Swanson 716-870-3208 or Maureen Livers 727-481-8142. “Our mission is to provide a place for all to connect to God. Our purpose is to love God, love people, reach up, reach out and reach in!”, said Bonnie Swanson on behalf of the Palm Hill Worship Team.
 
Summer Schedule:
• May 2 and 16
• June 6 and 20
• July 4 and 18
• August 8 and 22
• Sept 5 and 19
Starting October 3, services will be held every Sunday.
 
If you have any questions regarding the summer schedule or would like to volunteer, or if you need a ride to the service, pickup is available.
 
Please contact Bonnie Swanson, 716-870-3208 or Maureen Livers,727-481-8142. Yours in faith, the Palm Hill Worship Team, Claudia Hartz, Maureen and Steve Livers, Bonnie Swanson

Pancake Breakfast - Canceled

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Bob Gornicki 727-584-7324.
 
Pancakes will be served on Saturday Xxxxxx at the North Clubhouse from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., with takeout available. Tickets at $3 each may be purchased at both Monday and Wednesday coffees and from block captains. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event for $3.50. The pancake breakfast takes place the second Saturday of each month.

Pickleball

PICKLEBALL
 
Katie Ortlieb (215) 237-2772, jksjeo@outlook.com Pickleball is played on the tennis courts on the following schedule:
When:
• Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Tuesday and Thursday: 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday: 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Pilates Class - Canceled

PILATES
 
TBD
 

Poker is coming!

In April, Dan Hannafin and Cheryl Sienko organized an evening of poker in the South Clubhouse. They expect to hold more poker sessions and will announce information via email blast and postings. Sessions are limited to the first 50 people and signups will be advertised. Masks are required when not seated. There will be no touching of cards – dealers only.

POOL AND SPA OPENING GUIDELINES Update 03/01/2021

POOLS: Hours at both North and South pools for residents and families or guests are the same: Number of people allowed in pool areas is limited. Please check signs at each pool and spa and numbers of people present before using facility. Residents have priority use if the pool numbers hit maximum. Sign-in is required. Pool area users may bring their own chairs. A limited number of chairs and loungers will be available and spaced to comply with the social distancing requirement of six (6) feet. Chairs and loungers should not be moved. Residents and guests should bring a towel to sit on and should sanitize any common use furniture before and after use. CAPACITY Follow the posted capacity (number of people permitted in pool areas). Daily sign-in sheets are required to be filled out. Residents enjoy priority of use as compared to visiting family members and/or guests in the event pool capacity limits is reached.
 
 
 
 

 

Pot Luck Dinner - Canceled

POT LUCK DINNER
 
Palm Hill's monthly pot luck dinner will be held Friday,  Xxxxxx at the South Clubhouse.
Bring a salad, a dinner dish or a desert to share, along with personal dishes and silverware, and enjoy not only the food but the fellowship.
The pot luck dinner takes place the second Friday of each month.

Social Bridge Card Game - Canceled

SOCIAL BRIDGE Carol Clark 613-650-7400
 
Social bridge players gather at the North Clubhouse on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shuffleboard

SOCIAL SHUFFLE
John Landrum, 507-259-6934 Please join us for Social Shuffle at the North and South shuffle board courts on Tuesdays thru April 20. The fun begins at 1 p.m. We will be following the same covid restrictions we had in place before we shut down. Please bring your masks and we look forward to seeing you. (Social Shuffle ends April)

Table Tennis

TABLE TENNIS
 
TABLE TENNIS NORTH CLUBHOUSE – TABLE TENNIS IS PERMITTED IN THE NORTH CLUBHOUSE WHEN NOT IN USE FOR ANOTHER EVENT. TABLES AND CHAIRS MOVED TO SET UP TABLE TENNIS TO BE RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL POSITION FOR THE NEXT EVENT. PLAYERS MUST SIGN IN, MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

Tennis

TENNIS CLUB
Anne Lecuyer, 508-479-1296 and 727-588-0393 and Len Klein, 330-243-6161
Open Club Play – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
When: 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Set Play – Tuesdays and Thursdays When: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
 

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL OPENING GUIDELINES

TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL
PICKLEBALL AND TENNIS
 
• Pickleball/Tennis courts: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., times as agreed among pickleball and tennis players, with specific restrictions to enforce social and physical distancing. SOUTH RACQUET COURTS – PICKLEBALL AND TENNIS – REOPENED WITH RESTRICTIONS.
• USE OWN EQUIPMENT
• NO MORE THAN EIGHT PLAYERS ON COURTS (others should wait outside the fence, six feet apart)
• SINGLES PLAY RECOMMENDED
• 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The courts are free to all owners and residents. Pickleball players and the Tennis Club request that the hours reserved for pickleball and tennis club members be respected (see schedules below and in calendar). For both pickleball and tennis, the players welcome new players to enjoy the courts with them. The Pickleball players offer lessons.
 

Ukulele Lessons

UKULELE LESSONS OFFERED WEDNESDAYS, SOUTH CLUBHOUSE WHEN/WHERE: Wednesdays, June and July, 1 to 3 p.m., South Clubhouse Sign up in the South Clubhouse. When you sign up you may indicate if you wish to borrow a ukulele for the lessons before deciding if you will purchase one of your own. Leave your contact info and you will be contacted by organizer Cecilia Schermaul.

Water Aerobics Class - Canceled

WATER AEROBICS
 
TBD

Yoga Class - Classes return in the fall

Yoga - Intermediate 
 
YOGA FOR BODY – YOGA FOR MIND – YOGA FOR LIFE Instructor Peggy Novara 727-581-6739 or 716-903-2844
 When: 8 a.m. Wednesdays, North Clubhouse
(Last session for season is April 17)

Yoga is practiced to gain steady skeletal posture, balanced alignment, core strength,
increased deep and efficient breathing and brightness of mind. Join us for the free yoga
classes which are held in the North Club House each Wednesday morning. You are welcome to join us any week. Please bring your own yoga mat and sign in.

Arrive 10 minutes early for self-directed meditation. Watch Channel 732 for any COVID related closings. Have a great summer and see you in the fall.
 
Namaste'