THE REGENCY REPORTER OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE
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A NEW REGENCY CLUB
STRAT-O-MATIC BASEBALL LEAGUE
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CAR CLUB MESSAGE
Hope to hear from you,
Many of us have kept ourselves busy with hobbies. I have seen some of the great work done by our residents. So I am now going to have a section on my email devoted to YOUR HOBBIES where I can display some of the pictures of what you have created.. I will eventually put it on the black bar on the top of the email and just call it HOBBIES. So please start sending me some of your creative work. Yes, I will add my POPSICLE STICK HOUSES.
REGENCY 3D ART GROUP
On Thursday, October 28th the Regency 3D Art Group will be having an exhibition of their art work. All Regency residents are invited to come between 11:00 and 1:00 in Ballroom 3.
Many members will be working on their current projects during and before the exhibition. Please feel free to walk around and see what they’re working on.
As per clubhouse policy only Regency residents are invited. We hope to see everyone there!!
IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN A REGENCY & FRIENDS BOWLING LEAGUE ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6PM (WE CAN DO 6:30 ALSO)
YIDDISH CLUB OF REGENCY PRESENTS:
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ISTANBUL, The Restaurant, Not The City, Chosen As New Site For The Scheduled December 5th EREA Dinner
By Marty Feldman
Due to a scheduling conflict, a new venue was needed for the Regency Ethnic-Restaurant-Eat-Around (EREA). The Monroe restaurant, ISTANBULFOODLOVERS was chosen for our group to provide a delicious assortment of Turkish dishes. This culinary introduction to Turkish delights will provide hot and cold appetizers, a salad, several different entrees and desserts. Soft drinks, coffee and tea will also be included for the price of $43 per person, and includes tax and tip. As an added benefit, Istanbul is BYOB.
The Regency EREA is a long standing, no membership fee club open to all Regency residents, singles and couples, and there is no commitment to attend dinners except those you wish to attend. It is a convenient and pleasurable way to meet old and new friends while having a nice dinner
For additional information call Marty Feldman.
- Bathtub and Shower
- Obstructed Walkways
- Electrical Cords and Appliances
LOOK AT ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS ARE DOING
STEVE SCHNELL – HOME DESIGN
TO ENLARGE THE PICTURE JUST CLICK ON IT
WELL, AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT STEVE TOOK PICTURES OF A SOLARIUM HE DESIGNED., BUT IF YOU CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW, STEVE IS INTO MAKING “DOLLHOUSES”
BARRY SHANDLER – SHIP BUILDING
TO ENLARGE THE PICTURE JUST CLICK ON IT. BARRY, MY FAVORITE IS THE MISSOURI. AMAZING WORK.
LEON SEGAL – JUST AMAZING
CLICK ON LEON AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT WHAT HE DOES – WHEN YOU GET TO HIS PAGE JUST SCROLL DOWN TO SEE EVERYTHING THAT LEON HAS MADE
CHARLES KAPLAN – ART
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RON POST POPSICLE STICK HOUSES
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DO ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER SINGLES
ALL REGENCY SINGLES ARE WELCOME
COME JOIN US!
WE MEET THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
MEMBERSHIP IS $30
Upcoming Events –
October 15 – 6 PM, Ghost Tour
November 3 – 7PM, meeting in clubhouse, movie and popcorn
CANASTA PLAYERS NEEDED FOR MONDAY NIGHT
WE ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD CANASTA PLAYERS FOR MONDAY EVENING.
WE PLAY IN THE CLUBHOUSE DOWNSTAIRS, WE ALL WEAR MASK’S. WE PLAY A FRIENDLY GAME, STARTING @ 6:30 PM.
MEN OR WOMEN ARE INVITED. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL GEORGE STEINBERG @ 732-605-9526
LETS TALK TURKEY 2021
While still enjoying the last days of summer, the Regency Culture Club is looking ahead to fall. We are gearing up for our annual Ten for Turkey Drive. As the holidays draw near, turkeys will be absent from many households.
The Regency Culture Club supports our community by assisting the Monroe Township Office on Aging Holiday Food Basket Drive. We are once again turning to our friends and neighbors and requesting each household makes a minimum donation of $10.00 so that we can put a turkey on the table to complete the holiday picture for many township families.
One turkey goes a long way in providing a number of meals. And the bones, oh those bones make a great soup.
Your generosity over the past 16 years that we have been collecting Ten for Turkeys is much appreciated. Your support is urgently needed once again. Help make a difference in the lives of our township neighbors in need.
Please make your checks payable to the Regency Culture Club and leave them in the mailbox of Milt & Sue Paris at 25 Crenshaw Ct, Ken & Joan Kastin 10 Harbor Town Way, Sue Miller 19 Torrey Pines, Barry & Laura Shandler 10 Hogan , Marsha Krane 16 Country Club Drive, Jim & Sue Graham 13 Ballybunion, , Sandy and Larry Cains 94 Kings Mill Road
Any questions, please contact: Milton Paris. 732.306.0040
Alton Kinsey II, MD
Ward 3 – Township Council Candidate
- Preserving 50% of Monroe as open space.
- The Mayor recently worked to acquire 35 acres of land on Zimbicki Farm as open space.
- I will work with Mayor Dalina to preserve open space and to keep a check on new development in Monroe.
- Install new traffic signals
- Expand and widen roads
- Create designated turning lanes
- I support the recently adopted ordinance to add a traffic light at Matchaponix and Pergola Avenue and will work to advance similar improvements to roads in Ward 3.
Keeping Taxes Low
- The Mayor’s recently adopted budget includes a modest residential tax decrease. I support this budget and will work to keep services high and costs low for our Township.
- Maintaining Monroe’s status as the second lowest tax rate in Middlesex County.
- Sustaining AA+ municipal bond rating.
- Seek grants for local municipal projects such as library and energy improvements, offsetting cost to taxpayers.
I am a Regency at Monroe resident. I am completing my third consecutive term on the HOA Board. I drafted the first Regency Disaster Recovery Plan and am leading the Transition 3 team to transfer ownership from Toll to the HOA. I am proud to be running as part of Team Dalina and will advocate for the Regency and all of Ward 3.
As you know, according to our bylaws, a Nominating Committee was formed to select the Board of Officers for The Regency Women’s Group for years 2022-2024. The Nominating Committee has interviewed candidates who volunteered for several positions. Those wanting to be considered had to apply before the September 17th closing date. We thank the Committee for their arduous efforts and believe those chosen will either continue in their current position and new candidates chosen will bring new ideas to our group.
Following is the slate of officers:
President – Barbara Wilner
VP Of Membership – Elaine Robin
Treasurer – Arlene Fradkin
Recording Secretary – Susan Sloan
Corresponding Secretary – Linda Gerber
Co-VPS of Programs – Harriet Fabrykant and Debbie Etter
Co-VPS of Special Events – Barbara Lemberger and Ellyn Lyons
We hope the Covid climate will soon allow us to resume our programs for all our members to enjoy.
We thank you for your continuing support.
DO WE HAVE MORE CLUBS or GROUPS THAT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT?
Thanks to Nina Wolff I just added 4 Clubs/Groups to my listing and the end of this email. Check out the list and if we are missing any Club or Group, please let me know.
Regency residents are eager to join many of the Clubs
NOTE: MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENJOYED READING ABOUT REGENCY IN THE GOOD “OLD” DAYS. I’M KEEPING IT ON SO THAT THE “NEWBIES” CAN LEARN ABOUT REGENCY
I purchased my home in 2001 and closed on my home in February 2002. I was home number 32 to move in. It is amazing that Toll is done building here at Regency. During those early days, there were no models. You would have to go to Jackson, where Toll built another community, to see what each home looked like.
There was no sales office here at Regency. Toll used a trailer on 522 as the sales office. Of course there was no golf course or Clubhouse. Toll was the HOA – and no residents served on the HOA.
Now here is an interesting fact that 99% of us didn’t know about. I served on a committee with several other residents to talk about our second clubhouse. What we did and it was approved by Toll, was the following:
- Expand our current clubhouse ballroom by 2000 sq ft.
- We will allow Toll to build 3 additional homes and will support this with the Township
- Our second Clubhouse can be built, less 2000 sq ft to compensate Toll for the expansion of the original clubhouse
The second clubhouse was to be built exactly like our first clubhouse but with 2000 sq ft less. Many, even a Board member said that this was not true. I went to a very respected individual in our community, who was on the committee and asked him whether or not we agreed with Toll about building a second clubhouse, like our first, but with 2000 sq. ft. less. His answer was YES! This was part of our agreement (which of course was never put into writing).
To some degree, did we need a second clubhouse, like our first clubhouse? My answer today would be NO! Our HOA fees would be MUCH HIGHER and just building a Tennis Pavilion was probably best for us.
I started emailing because of Toll. When he was building homes, we had many issues. Trying to solve these issues individually was impossible. He did care when it was 20+ residents complaining and I wasn’t liked by Toll since I brought us all together through emailing. Toll then started taking care of all our problems and trust me, at the beginning. there were many, including driveways that sloped more than 12 degrees. They had to fix the driveways or pay us $4000 to accept the problem. Even the AC units. We all can have the same exact house but they put in whatever AC unit they wanted. They had to change my downstairs 3 ton unit to 4 ton when I pointed out all the exact same homes, as mine, had 4 ton.
I even challenged Mayor Pucci at a town hall meeting about age requirements of those living in adult communities. I had over 100 residents, at that time, come to the meeting for support. I started my talk and Pucci interrupted and said, Ron you can do whatever your community decides to do… At that time some residents had kids living with them. Some kids were handicapped and their parents took care of them. Some kids were going through problems and moved in with their parents on a temporary basis. So, if we had one or two senior’s buying a home, but they had to be responsible for a 5 year old, the senior’s were given the okay to have the 5 year old live with them. Before my meeting with the Town Council and Pucci, I did a lot of research into age requirements for senior communities. You would be surprised what the Federal regulations allowed. Even if you wanted your kids to live with you, the regulations would permit it if they were “caretakers”. I think Pucci knew that I knew about the law since I passed the word through residents, who knew Pucci, to let him know about the regulations.
Now, how did the Men’s Club get formed. Remember in those days we had NO clubs. A bunch of guys were eating lunch and Larry Ehrlich, our first President, said, we should form a Men’s Club. So I said, Larry, since you brought it up, you are our President. Irv Shatsky, a former resident, was writing something, so of course he became our Secretary. I was looking and calculating the bill, so I became the Treasurer. Now who should be our VP? Well, Steve Baliff, was laughing all through this discussion, so we appointed him VP. He stopped laughing.
It’s funny how the Men’s ROMEO’S first started. Six of us went out to lunch. Then a few residents asked if they can join us the next time we go out. Then we decided to have Tuesday’s as our day out for lunch. Bob Isaacs named us the ROMEO’S (RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT). At some of our luncheon’s we had over 50 guys. I did this for a few years but then I started playing golf on Tuesday’s, so Rich Lans took it over and it still exists today. Rich has done a terrific job and now that I am not playing golf, I do enjoy going out for lunch on Tuesdays. New men residents should join us. Rich introduces new people to our group and it is a great way of making friends.
Now as far as Men’s Golf, yes, I got involved with developing a group of guys to go golfing on Wednesday’s. I did this for many years but Larry Ehrlich helped me deal with the scheduling. Why? Because we had 60+ regulars and about 70 subs so it really became too much of a job, so thank you Larry. Bob Isaac’s took over when I started playing golf on Tuesday’s with another group. Eventually everyone formed their own groups.
I have to mention one club – THE BOWLING CLUB. We had men’s bowling and couples bowling. I belonged to both. It was not only fun but hilarious. First, if I bowled 100, which was a very high score for me, I insisted on getting a trophy. Now, Greta is another type of bowler who had so many trophies that to take them to Regency, I would have to rent a separate UHAUL. When we lived in our other home, she was bowling every week. One day she bowled a 235, 220 and a 212 in one three game series. They called Greta when it was time to give out trophies and asked if it would be okay to give trophies to the person(s) who came in second to all of her number one wins. She basically won all the trophies that year. Then in couples bowling one of our comedian friends, runs up to the line with the ball and just slides halfway down the alley with the ball and then releases the ball and all the pins go down. He yelled “ I GOT A STRIKE”. Well we all laughed but then he goes to the guy who informs the bowling alley about someone who bowls a high game and we hear the following (“XX (name) just bowled a 335”).
We also had a few Management Companies prior to First Residential and Stephanie. Trust me, what we have today, is so much better then what we use to have. Stephanie and her group are always thinking of ways of enhancing what we have and from what residents tell me (prior to COVID) everything is just amazing especially all the programs that have been implemented.
Once we started to have various functions at the Clubhouse, I will always remember one function where guys dressed up as girls. One guy, who I know very well, had a blonde wig, lipstick, makeup and a dress. He/she looked so amazing but he//she refused to allow me to kiss he/she.
I just wish that every new resident enjoys Regency just like we did in the “good old years”. Times do change but we will always remember some of the crazy days of Regency.
So this fills you in on some of the things that we enjoyed over the years. My emailing has now reached 2000. When I had 100, I thought that was a lot. So keep enjoying and above all, stay well.
THE NOSTALGIA MUSIC MACHINE
I received this link from many residents. If you click on it, you just pick the year and the songs come up that were introduced in that year. I thought you might like this.
Yes, these are very difficult times especially since many, if not all, the clubs we have at Regency are in hibernation.
I have added many new residents who do want to get involved with some of these clubs.. I have no clue who, at Regency, should be contacted if someone wants to join a club.
Please send me your name, telephone number and email address so that I could post the information on my website so new residents can possibly join your club.
Thank you Nina Wolff for providing us with the names of residents who can be contacted if we are interested in joining a Club
News & Views Current Events Club: 1) Bert Busch 732-521-2713; 2) Phil Sloan 732-605-0338; and 3) Mike and Marcia Midler 732-656-9293
Shuffleboard – George Steinberg
Bocce – Carmine Carrara
Poker Club – Frank Gottlieb 732-995-8109
Regency Car Club – Steve Schnell Cell 248-933-5135 Schnell_45@hotmail.com
RAMBO (the Regency at Monroe Bridge Club )
EMAIL AUTHORIZATION FORM
During “normal” times the HOA would send me this form to let me know that new residents want to be added to my email list. However, during these “crazy” times this form is not being used.
I need your help and your new neighbor might want to also receive my emails. So when you walk outside of your home, look to the left, look to the right, and if you have a new neighbor, give him/her my email address and ask him/her to send me their email address to add to the 1800 contacts I already have. My email address is
BIRTHDAY’S AND ANNIVERSARY’S
|FRIEDMAN||SHEILA & MAX||OCTOBER||22||A|
|TELCHIN||EVY & ED||OCTOBER||22||A|
|MCGUIRE||JOANN & TOM||OCTOBER||23||A|
|BAUMAN||GLORIA & JERRY||OCTOBER||26||A|
|HEALEY||DOROTHY & JOHN||OCTOBER||26||A|
|FINK||CARL & PENNY||OCTOBER||27||A|
|KAPP||CAROLYN & BRUCE||OCTOBER||28||A|
|SOFFER||KATHY & STEVE||OCTOBER||28||A|
|FEIBELMAN||ANN & ELLIOT||OCTOBER||30|
|ROTH||ELLEN & MARVIN||OCTOBER||30||A|
|TAXMAN||SHARON & BRIAN||OCTOBER||30||A|
|BORENSTEIN||ETTIE & RALPH||SEPTEMBER||1||A|
.REGENCY RESIDENTS ADS
- Next to each ad will be the expiration date of when it will be coming off of my website
- Once the item(s) expire, these items will no longer be added to my website. You may add other items.
- The headings will be in BLUE to signify it is an ad.
- i will now list the ads below along with the expiration date
- ONLY ONE PICTURE WILL BE ADDED IF R
.NEW VENDOR ADDED TO VENDOR LIST
IF YOU WANT TO ADD A VENDOR CLICK ON THIS LINK
CURRENT LIST OF ALL VENDORS – OCTOBER 2021
CLICK ON LINK
2021 HOA PUBLIC BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
REGENCY DEFIBRILATORS LOCATIONS
In one of Stephanie’s recent emails to us she had made available this information so that we can keep in touch with natural hazards and emergency preparedness. Stephanie gave me the okay to include this on my website. I think keeping it always available to residents would be in our best interests
On the Web – Use credible websites to get information about natural hazards and emergency preparedness. The NJOEM works closely with the National Weather Service regarding storm predictions and forecasts. The NJOEM website contains links to the County OEM social media pages and alerting systems.
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management – ready.nj.gov
ReadyNJ Alerts & Updates Blog: readynj.wordpress.com
Social Media – Social media is used by the NJOEM, and by emergency managers statewide.
NJOEM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
NJOEM on Titter: www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ
NJ State Police on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStatePolice
NJ State Police on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NJSP
Alerts – Mobile / Text (SMS) & E-Mail
NIXLE – Subscribe to the NJ State Police (NJSP) on Nixle Connect at http://local.nixle.com/new-jersey-state-police/. New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at www.nixle.com
NJ Alert – NJ Alert is a free, voluntary, and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJOEM officials to send E-mail or text messages to cell phones, and other email enabled devices during an emergency event. Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to www.njalert.gov.
CMAS -the Community Mobile Alert System – this nationwide system is now being used by the National Weather Service to transmit urgent weather info to your cell phone. A warning means the hazard is imminent; a watch means conditions are favorable for the hazard to occur. Your cell phone must be WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) enabled to receive these messages.
THAT’S IT FOR NOW