Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Resident Club Showcase: Candler Connection Social Club

On Top of the World Communities' neighborhood, Candler Hills' residents founded the Candler Connection Social Club in 2007 for the purpose of enhancing the social lifestyle of their residents. Several years later, club volunteers now put on a variety of social and informational activities throughout the year for all Candler Hills residents. As a resident of Candler Hills, you're automatically a Candler Connection Social Club member and are invited to join in all of the activities hosted by the club, either as a participant or a volunteer. Membership into the club is free.

There are a number of committees that are responsible for creating and putting on different events. For example, the club's
Social Committee, with a team of 8 to 10 volunteers, is the heart and soul of the "party" agenda. This team usually puts on between 4 and 6 major events each year, along with several "casual" wine and cheese type functions. Some of the Social Committee's very successful parties have been "A Taste of Italy", "Scary Halloween", "A Summer Luau" and the annual "Holiday Party".

The club's
Communications Committee coordinates with other committee chairs to ensure that upcoming events are communicated to all the residents of Candler Hills. They channel information to the club's newsletter, the On Top of the World News monthly newspaper , the communities' cable TV channel, to neighborhood coordinators and to various other sources that may be particular to an upcoming event. This committee also conducts a "new resident" briefing session that helps newcomers get acquainted with the community as well as the surrounding environs.

Speaker Series is designed as an informational platform that invites topical experts to address Candler Hill's resident and has included a guest speaker with knowledge of lawn care and home maintenance. Other topics included how to care for plants when winter forgets this is Florida, how to reduce your energy bills and helpful tips on staying safe in everyday life proved by our local sheriff.

The monthly
Pot Luck Dinners are a great way to meet new people and sample some world class food. They're held at the Candler Community Center on the last Monday of the month (excluding May-August). Members have a rotation schedule for contributions to the menu. You will walk away asking for recipes and a new friend's phone number after these dinners.

Candler Gathering Club was started in 2007 by Candler residents who enjoy getting together with neighbors to visit historical sites, take in a baseball game, go fishing or spend an evening at the "ole opry". With close to 100 members, this very adventurous group will have you busy with fun things to do all year around!

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