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MEMBERSHIP                                                                                    Cindy Morrell,

                                                                 June is an exciting time for PGICA. We welcome Regina
                                                                 Buckley and Dee Hall to the helm of our exciting and fast
                                                                 moving ship, but remember we are ALL called to lend a
                                                                 hand in keeping us “Full Steam Ahead.”

                                                                 Only half of the residents of PGI are members of our Civic
                                                                 Association. Please share the good news about PGICA
                                                                 with your neighbors and friends. In addition to receiving
                                                                 the Commentator magazine, all members are welcome to
                                                                 participate in the myriad of clubs and activities offered.
                                                                 We have the Lending Locker open to all members to
                                                                 borrow needed equipment free of charge. Each week
                                                                 classes and lectures are offered on many different topics.

                                                                 As a welcome to our community, NEW
                                                                 MEMBERS are offered one free round of golf
                                                                 at Saint Andrews South Golf Club. Beginning
              June 1, new members joining PGICA will be offered a FREE BRUNCH at the Isles Yacht Club! These
              generous membership incentives will offset the initial annual membership fees to PGICA. THANK YOU
              Saint Andrews South and Isles Yacht Club!

              In addition to all of the social benefits offered at PGICA, our organization continues to represent you and your
         community in local government. Punta Gorda Isles was established as a “Deed Restricted Community” when it was
         opened for sales. Under Florida law, deed restrictions expire 30 years after initial sale unless renewed by the controlling
         body, currently the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. In 1995 the decision was made NOT to renew the deed
         restrictions but to work with the City to incorporate unique community standards in the City Code. As a result of this
         decision, Punta Gorda Isles is now identified as a “Special Residential Overlay District” that contains special land use
         regulations to preserve the original values of the Isles in addition to the general city code. This is a much stronger
         standard since these codes are enforced by the City and include provisions for the former deed restrictions which have
         expired in many portions of the Isles. Your Association continues to actively work with City Staff and Leadership to
         maintain our quality of life and to ensure standards are maintained. Ray Rose is currently the PGICA Board liaison to City
         Council and other government meetings.

         We are happy to welcome the following new members who joined in April:

         Maureen Brady from NY                                   Jim and Jane Provencher from NH
         Donald and Crystal Coovert                              Frank and Lisa Riccio from CT
         Jack Restuccia and Gabriele Dooly                       Randall and Marilyn Simmon from TX
         Michael Fetkowitz and April Mazur                       Conrad and Diana Smith from VA
         Edith Nelson from IL                                    Robert and Mary Wilson from MD
         Fern Neuhart from OH                                    William and Cindy Volk from OH
         Tanya Olson from MN

                                             SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR
                                       APRIL 2017 DIRECTORY VOLUNTEERS

               Lee Bartlett, Sandy Busher, Marilyn Conklin, Marilyn Counter, Randy Douet, Karen Easby-Smith, Joan Ehrman,
                Ken Ellingson, Janis Fischer, Randy Hall, Tom Hnat, Sue Horrocks, Don Irgens, Ruth Kliment, Jim Lahrman,
                  Lynne Laucella, Arylys Lindgren, Susie Means, Dorothy Metz, Mary Jo Miragliuolo, Pauli and Bill Purcell,
                                  Ray Rose, John Stratton, Dianne Tuffs, Jeff Wilson, Maureen Zapke

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