Laundry Facility Use
The complaints that I, as President, hear most frequently are
complaints about the abuse of laundry privileges – days (doing
laundry on Sunday), hours not designated (late or very early),
usurping another resident's time slot, unnecessary noise and
over-all inconsideration for residents living near the laundry
rooms. If the machines are not being used during a resident's
assigned time, please get approval from that resident before
assuming that the time is open/free. In an emergency, the
machines in the pump room on the ground floor may be used if a
time-slot is unassigned and not being used by a 1st floor
resident or #106 laundry. I am hereby urging all Starlighters to
PLEASE take our laundry Rules and Regulations seriously, and to
extend every possible courtesy in this regard to your neighbors.
Guests too, need to be apprised of the laundry Regulations, and
reminded regularly. No apartment residents should monopolize the
open/free time slots. We are fortunate to have non-coin-operated
machines and convenient facilities available to us. Let us honor
and treasure these privileges. On some floors the posted Rules
have disappeared. They will be updated and reinstated soon! If
there is not a copy of Starlight's Rules and Regulations in your
apartment please ask Christy. We will have some extras printed!
Editor’s Note: Laundry hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. (6 to 8 p.m. available to anyone); Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each unit has one
five-hour reservation per week, Monday through Saturday, 8 to 1,
or 1 to 6. Please clean up machines when finished!
February 6, 7 p.m. in the lobby. At the invitation of Board
member Gina Machado, Steve Miker, Branch Manager of First
State Bank of St. Petersburg will make a presentation and answer
questions regarding his bank’s willingness to loan to co-op
owners, and the bank’s terms. Come and have all your questions
answered. Also, if you know of another institution eager for
Starlight business, please let a board member know.
Building Design Committee
These people have
volunteered to serve. If you would like to join them, please let
Gina know: Gina Machado – Chair; Lynn Dopp – Vice
Chair; Sue Alley, Lois Christman, Jan Fahrnow,
Gigi Guthrie and Louisa Simos. This committee will
help guide us in our choice of paint color and other details of
the restoration process.
Our Anniversary / Shuffleboard
You’ll hear more of this as time goes on, but this year is the
golden anniversary of Starlight Tower, Inc. (The exact date of
filing of the corporation is July 26, 1958. ) To help celebrate
this wonderful event, the theme of the annual Shuffleboard
Tourney is Starlight’s 50th Anniversary.
The committee: Denis/Ursula O’Connor; Sophie Bryk, Jim/Verna
Murphy; Jack /Joan Carlock; Al Stucko; Don/Edith Schneider; John
/Gina Machado; Chuck /Anne Prokop; Mary Quinn; Gail Dolphin and
Dan /Marlene Reid. The date is Saturday, March 8. Details
will follow in next month’s Express, but save that date!
More Shuffleboard News
Denis O’Connor, Jim Murphy, Don Schneider, Al Stucko and
Dan Reid have been researching what is needed to bring
our shuffleboard courts and equipment into tip-top shape. They
have volunteered to paint the courts, and the only cost will be
the template and the unique paint.
If you want to play shuffleboard, want to learn to play
shuffleboard, want to try it for the first time…….here’s your
chance. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., starting February 5,
Starlighters will gather at the courts to enjoy fun, friendship,
sun and laughs. For more info, call Jim/Verna Murphy –
360-6422; or Don/Edith Schneider at 360-3768. Play will
be organized so that everyone who comes down will have a chance
to play. See you on the courts!
Our dear friend and neighbor, Paul Reardon,
died on December 12, 2007. He had hoped to come
down in February, and we all know how much he
loved Starlight Tower and his Starlight friends
and neighbors. Paul and Pauline (who preceded
him in death) had seven children, 21
grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Our
heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Reardon
Ursula O’Connor are spending their 20th winter at
Starlight, and especially enjoy their weekly lunches with
Sue Alley and Ross Fansler.
runner, Jack Carlock came in FIRST in his age group
(70-74) in the St. Pete Beach Classic Run on MLK weekend –
the first anniversary of his heart attack. What a guy!
Michael Lock, the superb organist at Pass-a-Grille Beach
Community Church, is giving a concert at the church on
Monday, February 4 at 12/30. No charge.
The duo of Bob and Pegs plays live music every Thursday night
from 7 to 9:30 in the St. Pete Beach Community Center, for
dancing and listening. For more information call 363-9245.
Hearts and Flowers to Our
Fay Bowers, John Lino
and Joe Piplica on the 5th; Sophie Bryk -6th; Betty Gibson &
Louisa Simos -15th; Al Stucko – 17th; Frank Montague – 19th;
Virginia Machado – 22nd; Coleen Story and Gail Dolphin – 24th;
Paul Spencer – 28th.
ANNUAL MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – 7
P.M. IN THE LOBBY