Thanksgiving Community Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day
I always look forward to November as the month when Sunsport's friends from the North begin to return. It is wonderful to be with you all again. I think that you will be pleased with the colorful lights in the pool and hot tub spa, the natural bamboo fence between the volleyball courts and weekend row, and the attractive Florida style painting in the common area. The volleyball and petanque courts are ready for play.
November events at Sunsport include the First Friday Drum Circle, a Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, November 24th, at 8:30 pm, and the traditional Thanksgiving Community Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving Dinner is the first opportunity of the season for our community to get together. On the sheet in the office please describe what dish you plan to bring to the Thanksgiving Pot Luck. By the way, the Halloween Costume Dance was lots of fun - creative costumes, delicious food, happy people.

The restaurant will no longer be serving soda pop, regular or diet, since it is unhealthy and tempting to some people. It will continue to offer a wide variety of nonalcoholic beverages.
I urge you to remember to vote on or before next Tuesday. This midterm election is very important to the future of Florida and our nation. Candidates have widely divergent views on issues such as health insurance, environmental protection, and judicial appointments. I would be happy to discuss the candidates and issues with you. You can call me at 561-791-1361 or email me at

Every two years the Board reviews and adjusts rates. Last year site and accommodation rates were adjusted. This year we looked at membership and ground fee rates. The price of annual memberships will be raised by 7.8% after tax beginning May 1, 2019. The price of memberships for shorter periods will be adjusted using the current formula. There will be no change in the $150 price of memberships for people aged 18-25 whose parent retains an annual membership.
Beginning January 1, 2019, daily ground fees will be $27 per person reduced to $22 for members of TNS, AANR, INF, FCN, FQN, or Bare Oaks. Seasonal special (May-October) daily ground fees will be $20 per person. There will be no change in the $6 ground fee for people aged 18-30 with a student ID or TNS membership.
Beginning November 1, 2018, after 5 pm half price ground fees will be eliminated.

The rate changes were the result of inflation of operating expenses, particularly a steep increase of over 200% in the County's charges for water and the removal of wastewater. Please help conserve water. Avoid using a continuous water flow when you wash your dishes, water your plants, wash your car, or brush your teeth. Thank you for your help in this.

Another Winter Wanderland Music Medley Weekend for Young Adults will be the second weekend in December. Although special low rates and free camping are available for naturists aged 18-30, the weekend events are open to naturists of all ages.
The Fall issue of N Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Naturist Society Foundation, just came out. It includes several very positive articles about events at Sunsport with great photos and a Letter To The Editor from me. I encourage you to read the magazine and, if you haven't, join the Naturist Society (TNS). TNS has always been very supportive of Sunsport. You can join TNS and AANR, the other important national naturist organization, at the Sunsport office.

Permaculture SunSport News

Egyptian Spinach
Jute mallow or nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius, also known as "Jew's mallow", "tossa jute", "bush okra", "krinkrin", "molokhia", and "West African sorrel", among many other local names, often invoking the most important traits) is a species of shrub in the family Malvaceae. Together with C. capsularis it is the primary source of jute fiber.
The leaves and young fruits are used as a vegetable, the dried leaves are used for tea and as a soup thickener, and the seeds are edible. Can be eaten raw or cooked.

Molokhia or Mulukhiyah (various spellings based on the Arabic: ملوخية‎) is a soupy vegetable dish. It is made from leaves of Corchorus olitorius. It is commonly served in the eastern Mediterranean area, the Levant and North Africa.
Very easy to grow from seed in Florida. We should have plenty of seeds available.
Check out our FaceBook page for more details and meetings of the SunSport Permaculture Group.
2018 Rate Sheet
rate sheet 2018
reprinted from the October Newsletter

Greetings from your new Winter Activities Committee!

Gratitude to retired Carolyn and Bernie Roche for their years of entertaining us! Our new committee principles are Marty Menane, Barbara Skinner, Francine Goulet, and Irene Byers. We are energized and excited, and hope to bring some fun in the form of old favorite activities as well as some new ones. We are also volunteers … so be patient and be nice. ;-) You are key to the level of frivolity we can experience so join with us in creating enjoyable events for all of us this winter.

Returning are many of our favorite activities: water aerobics, line dancing with Barb and Gigi, Petanque, volleyball, square dancing, cards (wink wink), Zumba, yoga. Planned additions include a weekly book/conversation group (info to come soon), a Mardi Gras parade (turn your creative juices loose!), a Gong Show talent competition (should be funny!). We've also arranged with Sunsport management to have an Ice Cream Hour every Sunday because, well, who doesn't love ice cream!?!

If you have a skill or craft you'd like to teach or lead to an interested group, let us hear about it. We can help you put together a 2-6 week class or even a one-meeting event, or maybe you have a class that you've done previously. Woodworking, fiber arts (knit, crochet, etc.), self-defense, dance lessons, weaving, book group. What's your passion? Folks are looking for interesting things to do and learn. Let's take this opportunity to share our skills, interests, and passions.

The Saturday night dances are on! Main Street will be returning to play for our Age of Aquarius Dance in January, and Bobby & Debbie are on board to provide entertainment. Planned themes this year are: Age of Aquarius, The Red Dance (wear red), Mardi Gras, a Country Dance, and Leather & Lace. Many dances will be hosted by Guest DJs. We've lined up a few DJs already, and have slots available if you are interested. Contact a committee member for additional details.

The Activities Committee functions on a small budget from Sunsport but heavily on your financial contributions. (Remember, we also enjoy some of the best rental fees in South Florida.) We will be holding 50/50s every Saturday with all funds going toward activities for us all to enjoy. Perhaps you can make a decision ahead of time to budget a contribution toward the Activities Committee; make it a habit to stop by to the pool area and get in on the 50/50s each Saturday, also throw a contribution into the various jars you'll find at bake sales, etc. We thank you and promise to do our very best with everything you share.

Contact info: Marty Menane (, Barbara Skinner (, Francine Goulet (, Irene Byers
facebook instagram