REGENCY AT MONROE – NEWS UPDATE – DECEMBER 30, 2017

THE EMAILER WISHES THE REGENCY COMMUNITY ALL THE BEST IN GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR THE NEW YEAR. 

A THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM HARRIET ZIVIN

I would like to thank all my Regency friends for all the support and love shown to me and my children during the sad time of shiva for my wonderful husband Lenny. His death was a shock to all of us and your kindness will stay with us forever.  

 Harriett

MAC COMPUTER WORKSHOP

Get the most from your Mac- Are you new to Mac or need a refresher? You will take a tour of your mac and learn to use some of the new features. Please bring your Mac to the workshop. This Workshop is limited to 8 Participants. (there are still 3 seats available) A $10 deposit is required which will be refunded at the workshop. Make check payable to Regency HOA, and place in lower mailbox of Joel Iserson, 189 Tournament Dr.

Signup here to reserve your seat

MY MESSAGE REGARDING THE $3000 VETERANS DEDUCTION

Here is a message sent to me by a resident :

I just got off the phone about the new $3000 Veteran Deduction  to find out if there is a discharge requirement of prior to 1950.   They told me there was not.   The necessary forms you outlined  in your email would be sufficient.   You might want to send out a correction to the community so there is no misinterpretation.

Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.

OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES ARE EXTENDED TO LESLIE SCHOEN AND HER FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF LESLIE’S MOM

It is with a saddened heart that I tell my Regency friends that my Mom, Belle Glass passed on Wednesday morning in Florida. The funeral will be held on Sunday morning in Florida. Shiva will be in Florida as well in my home at 11746 Dawson Range Road Boynton Beach, Florida 33473 Thanking all of you in advance.

Leslie Schoen

WOMEN’S GROUP MESSAGE

What a warm way to spend a cold winter’s evening! The sign-up deadline for our January 8th Make Your Own Pizza Party is December 30th. Dessert is included. We hope you will come join us at Antonio’s on Applegarth Road from 6-8pm. $10. Please RSVP to Harriet DiSalle.

The Women’s Group wants to wish the membership a most happy and healthy new year that is filled with joy. We look forward to having you join us in the New Year for all our planned events. Thank you for your membership.

SENIOR FREEZE ELIGIBILITY

Okay, it’s time for another cost savings.  If your TOTAL INCOME reported on your 2016 and 2017 taxes is less than  $70,000 for each year you might be eligible for a SENIOR FREEZE on your PROPERTY TAXES.  Yes, you have to wait until you do your 2017 taxes to see if you meet this requirement.  Unfortunately, for those residents who had a TOTAL INCOME less than $70,000 in years 2015 and 2016, sorry, the filing deadline date was in October 2017.  Also, the amount that would keep you eligible is just a few thousand over the $70,000.  I forgot that number.

Now, if you did report less than the $70,000+ you can click on the following link and read all about the freeze:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/questions/ssq.shtml

The new forms will be available in March 2018, so if you feel you are eligible just call and ask for the forms. The first time, 2 forms are required.  Thereafter, only one form.

So how much will you be entitled too?  The answer is, they will freeze your property taxes and you will never have to pay any increase.  This might even be a win/win situation since the federal tax reform will not exceed $10,000 so the freeze will not add more taxes that aren’t deductible on your federal tax form.  Naturally discuss this with your accountant.  How important is this freeze.  Well, didn’t we hear that we need some new schools and some renovation of an existing school.  Whatever is added to your property taxes for these new schools, you will not have to pay. 

OUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXES

If you listened to the TV or read in your newspapers about our new Income Tax Program, they always mention that NY, NJ, CA et al, will be hit the hardest in not getting as much of a break on the new tax program because our state is one of the highest in the US regarding property taxes.  As we know, we will be capped at $10,000 so after the 2017 taxes are submitted, we start losing the difference between the $10,000 and what you are paying in property taxes. 

Everything I heard or read about indicates that the states with the highest property taxes MUST start lowering taxes for residents.  They have even indicated that selling a house in NJ would be more difficult since someone from out of state wouldn’t want to pay our property taxes. 

Under Mayor Pucci, I met with some members of the Town Council, including our new Mayor and went over things that could be done dealing with decreasing our tax burden.  Needless to say, it was in one ear and out the other.  At that time Mayor Pucci and Chris Christie were having their “battles” and there is no question that we pay more for education because of these “battles”.  We do not receive school aid from the State that makes any sense.  There might be a “formula” but it needs a revision. 

In 2018, I will begin a “crusade” in again, trying to lower our taxes and in particular trying to get more state aid for education.  Our municipal taxes are not a problem.  So I hope when I begin this “crusade” many of you will join with me.

 NY Yankee Philadelphia Phillies Game June 25th 2018  Men’s Club Trip

For the first time ever in regular season play, the NY Yankees will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia on Monday, June 25, 2018.

We have 2 luxury buses traveling to the game. One bus is already filled and the second bus is half full. The price is $65 pp.

You must be a Men’s Club member. Wives, significant others, children and grandchildren are welcome.

Checks are to be made out to Regency Men’s Club and should be placed in the lower mailbox of Allen Glassman, 83 Riviera Drive.

MEN’S BOOK CLUB

The books for our upcoming meetings will be : 1-3-18 “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth

2-7-18 “The Steel Wave” by Jeff Shaara

2018 ROMEOS SCHEDULE  JANUARY THRU  JUNE

JANUARY

2 MAIETTAS

9 MJ’S

16 HUNAN HOUSE

23 FIRESIDE

30 CITY STREETS

FEBRUARY

6 HUNAN HOUSE

13 FIRESIDE

20 BERNSTEINS ON ESSEX

27 THE CABIN

MARCH

6 MJ’S

13 MAIETTAS

20 HUNAN HOUSE

27 CITY STREETS

APRIL

3 PRESTIGE DINER

10 THE CABIN

17 FIRESIDE

Men’s Club trip to the Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park

The Silver Ball Museum is a penny arcade with 125 reconditioned pinball machines from the 1950’s and 1960’s We are carpooling to this facility on January 19th, 2018 located at 1000 Ocean Avenue The price is $15pp Please arrive by 11:00 am

Place checks, made out to Regency Men’s Club in the lower mailbox of Allen Glassman at 83 Riviera Drive.

A number of members are going to lunch at the All Seasons Diner in Eatontown Please indicate if you would like to join this group. If you need further information phone Allen at 917-282-0998

REGENCY HADASSAH

 ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

WINTER CARD AND MAJ JONGG PARTY, LUNCHEON AND VENDOR BOUTIQUE SALE, REGENCY CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM FROM 12 NOON- 4PM

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND GET OUT OF THE COLD. OPEN TO ALL HADASSAH MEMBERS AND THOSE LIVING IN REGENCY IMMEDIATELY.

AS OF DECEMBER 11, IF SPACE PERMITS, WE WILL OPEN IT TO OUTSIDE FRIENDS. NOTIFICATION FOR OPENINGS TO OUTSIDE GUESTS WILL GO OUT AFTER DECEMBER 11.

COST IS: $24 PER PERSON MADE PAYABLE TO THE REGENCY HADASSAH. INCLUDES DELI SANDWICHES, MIXED MINI KNISHES, COLE SLAW, TOSSED SALAD, PICKLES, ETC. COFFEEE, TEA AND DESSERT

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM WITH ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR GAME.   ONE CHECK PER PERSON PLEASE–ALL CHECKS IN ONE ENVELOPE!  DROP OFF COMPLETED ENVELOPES AT LESLIE KOHN- 82 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE.

RSVP NO LATER THAN JANUARY 5, 2018.

QUESTIONS: CALL LESLIE KOHN OR GENIA

BEEFERMAN.

AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY A FEW TABLES LEFT – GET YOUR CHECKS IN QUICKLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!

NAME: __________________________________

EMAIL: _______________________________

CELL___________________________________

HARMONY IN MOTION

 DJ GARY MORTON – JANUARY 20TH

 CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

 https://app.box.com/s/xnxvfwlwgyu4l4uviagr1mjkjdse222y

 FIRE ELECTION

  CLICK ON LINK TO SEE OUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS “THE KAPLANS”

 https://app.box.com/s/wxn5gef1txywu4g54zq57d6pdy6fx500

  WE ARE RUNNING FOR REELECTION AS YOUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS IN FIRE DISTRICT 3. THE ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018, AT THE CLUBHOUSE FROM 2 TO 9 PM. YOU CAN ALSO VOTE FOR US BY MAIL, USING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST TO RECEIVE A RETURN BALLOT EITHER AT YOUR HOME OR YOUR WINTER ADDRESS. ONLY FILL IN QUESTIONS 1 THROUGH 9. THERE IS NO POSTAGE NECESSARY. YOU CAN PICK UP A REQUEST BY MAIL APPLICATION AT THE CLUBHOUSE NEAR THE CONCIERGE DESK. ALL REGISTERED VOTERS HERE AT REGENCY CAN VOTE IN THIS ELECTION.

  THANK YOU. JOEL AND GERALD

  REGENCY BOWLING CLUB

  Regency bowling teams meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Knob Hill Country Lanes, 363 Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726,

Email: info@manalapanbowling.com. All Regency men and women residents are invited -no matter what your skill level- to participate as guest bowlers.  Call Russ Porges, 732-561-2301,mailto: rporges@aol.com,  or Ping Eng, 732-521-5508, mailto:pnmeng@comcast.net for more information.

Regency Shuffleboard

 We play every Tuesday at 5:00pm and every Saturday & Sunday at 9:30am. We are looking for more players! All residents are welcome to attend. Contact George Steinberg for more information 732.605.9526

 Regency Chorus

 The Regency Chorus, under the direction of Sharon Scheckner, is looking for residents who enjoy singing, and love the camaraderie that our chorus can provide. Rehearsals would begin sometime in the spring. If you are interested in joining please contact Carol Kortmansky at carolee@aol.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Regency Scrabble Club

Meets on Thursdays evenings at seven o’clock in the multi-purpose room. Learn how you can improve your Scrabble and Words with Friends games. Everyone is invited to play. Please bring your set if you have one. Call or email Linda Litsky at 732-605-0320, LLitsky@aol.com for more information.

REGENCY HADASSAH FASHION SHOW

This year Regency Hadassah will be extending our Fashion Show fundraising to raise funds specifically tagged for Hadassah Hospital research into Pediatric Oncology.

Here is the message from the Hadassah

Dear Members and Friends of Regency Hadassah:

Get ready for another wonderful evening as Regency Hadassah hosts our 11th Annual Fashion Show on June 18, 2018.

We are creating an Ad Journal to be distributed that evening.   100% of the proceeds from advertising will be given to Hadassah Hospital for Pediatric Oncology Research.

We are soliciting either full page ad $100, half page ad $50, quarter page ad $25 OR you can have your name listed as a booster supporter for $10.

Please join us in this effort to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

With Sincere Thanks – The Fashion Show Committee

Name _________________________________________

Phone # _________________

Email ___________________________________________

Donated Amount __________________________________

Check # __________________________________

If donating quarter, half or full page ad – what would you like it to say?______________________________________________________________________________________

RETURN “CHECKS MADE OUT TO “REGENCY HADASSAH” TO EITHER:

Karen Calder     183 Tournament Drive

Micki Indursky 8 Memorial Court

Nina Wolff 10 Monterey Drive

Note: Hadassah’s IRS number for donations – EIN 55-1187738

REGENCY MEN’S CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

https://app.box.com/s/bklgttd26ey519crnx8dq60s3jescdhe

 VENDORS WANTED

We need your help in keeping the Community Vendor List growing. Please submit the name and contact information, via email, for your favorite vendor to:

communityvendorlist@gmail.com

THAT’S IT FOR NOW

RON

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NOW FOR SOME FLEETWOOD MUSIC

  1. FLEETWOODS_-_YOU'RE_A_THOUSAND_MILES_AWAY 2:14
  2. FLEETWOODS_-_MR_BLUE 2:26
  3. FLEETWOODS_-_GOODNIGHT_MY_LOVE 2:23
  4. FLEETWOODS_-_COME_SOFTLY_TO_ME 2:22
  5. FLEETWOODS - YOU'RE A THOUSAND MILES AWAY 2:14
  6. FLEETWOODS - MR BLUE 2:26
  7. FLEETWOODS - GOODNIGHT MY LOVE 2:23
  8. FLEETWOODS - COME SOFTLY TO ME 2:22