"Happenings at IRCC"
December 2018
Florida's Finest 55+ Military Retirement Community
Come and enjoy the sunshine, friendly people and a game of golf or tennis. Now is the perfect time to get away to Indian River Colony Club on Florida's beautiful Space Coast.
There is so much to see and do in the IRCC community, you may just want to stay here and enjoy dinner in the Club with your resident hosts. If you want to explore the area, perhaps you can experience a Rocket launch (see schedule below) or enjoy a Christmas show at the Maxwell King Center for the performing arts.
Either way, come and just GetAway with our 3 day/2 night package deal!
IRCC Featured Artist, Marjean Hull, influenced by her father’s profession as an airplane mechanic, unleashed her artistic bent at the age of 2 ½ by drawing, with crayons, a large airplane on her grandmother’s dining room wall. To further explore her talent, her teachers allowed her to draw on the backs of her lessons once completed. Playing with paper dolls, drawing new paper clothes and coloring them, kept her artistic juices flowing along with the art projects her teachers assigned in high school including calligraphy.
“After taking art classes at the Art Institute of Canton, life took over!”, she said. “College, marriage and working for the Air Force commanded my time until retirement. Actually, I moved to IRCC with the idea to do art again!” And fortunate for us, she has!
Resident, Pat Corr, Member of the IRCC Cart Barn Players
Many years before Pat Corr had ever heard of IRCC, considered acting or became infamous as “Nana” and “The Bag Lady” she attended the Katharine Gibbs School in Manhattan and went on to work for a private investment firm on park Avenue that catered to the rich and famous. 
 A wonderful life until she met a handsome, blue-eyed ensign named Jim Corr.
2018 IRCC Marine Corps Ball Ceremony
On 8 November, 2018 the IRCC Marines and guests celebrated the 243 rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. For this, the Centennial of World War I, the attendees of the Marine Corps Ball found the ceremony honoring the Marines first major engagement of the First World War, the Battle of Belleau Woods June 1-26, 1918. After the Battle of Belleau Woods the Germans were calling the Marines “ Teufel Hunden” or “Devil Dogs” which would become to rival the “Leathernecks” as a favorite nickname.

1378 Pilgrim 4 BR/2.5 Bath
2,143 sq. ft.

Versatile Hartford I turn-key, plus formal living room and formal dining room on the golf course with many custom upgrades!

The IRCC "Busty Bunch" walking team met for a photo before the Making Strides Walk in October.
Making a difference!
The Rockledge Professional Firefighters presented a check to the team in the amount of $2,362.00 to be donated to the Making Strides against breast cancer event, bringing the team total donation to $8,220! Way to go Busty Bunch!
The Beginning of the IRCC Zebra Band  
by Anna Brotemarkle

On Dec. 30, 2010, my friends and I were on a ship sailing from Cape Canaveral to the Bahamas accompanied by spirited passengers anticipating a New Year’s Eve celebration that would include the spectacular Junkanoo Parade on Bay Street in downtown Nassau. We were aware that groups marched in breathtaking costumes, mostly homemade from cardboard, wire, and anything that glitters, playing drums, cowbells, horns and whistles. For hundreds of years slaves were freed to celebrate during this same twenty-four hour period, and in modern times it became more organized with exciting musical groups.
First performance of the Zebra Band was at the IRCC Community Fair in Feb. 2011. Anna wears an authentic zebra hat piece obtained from the Nassau Junkanoo Parade. At home, Janet Hudson and her Sweat Shop promptly produced four more hats and other costumes, and the group was named the Zebras.
Golf at IRCC
18 Hole, Par 72 Private Golf Course
Indian River Colony Club Golf Course rewards precise shot-making. The course meanders among the community’s single family homes and the many lakes and natural preserves. The abundance of wildlife provides a pleasant respite as you proceed around the course. You will remember each hole for its own unique personality traits.
IRCC Mens Club Champion,
Steve Neimeth
Florida GetAway

Learn all about Indian River Colony Club firsthand when you meet your resident host/hostess, while sharing dinner at the At Ease Club. You are also invited to play a round of golf on our 18 hole, par 72 course. If golf isn't your game, how about Tennis on our Har Tru courts? 
Tour the community, ask questions, have fun, and then tour some of our beautiful homes for sale. When you are ready to hit the town, the Melbourne/Viera area has much to offer, including fine restaurants, shopping, year-round festivals, theaters for the performing arts, concerts, rocket launches that oftentimes light up the night sky, beautiful beaches and so much more. 

Wildlife at IRCC
IRCC, located on 453 acres and 28 lakes, is a mecca for both amateur and professional photographers.
Here, there are hundreds of species of birds, including waterfowl, long legged waders, and raptors, such as Osprey, Red Shoulder Hawks and several Bald Eagles.
Whether you photograph birds or just enjoy nature and the sight of various wildlife right in your own back yard, you will love your home here at IRCC.
(below left) Egyptian Geese frolic under a rainbow. Photo by resident, Eileen Malatino
(Below) A tortoise and a deer... in a race?
Photo by resident Cathy Gondek
Sand Hill
While Visiting...
Our Perfect Location on Florida's Space Coast
Culture, Education, Employment, Beaches, Lot of Shopping and More!
Only minutes from the Atlantic beaches, upscale shopping at The Avenue Viera , medical facilities, Patrick Air Force Base,  Port Canaveral , Eastern Florida State College, and Maxwell King Center for the Performing Arts for those that love live entertainment. If you love wildlife, while here, don't forget to get a close up glimpse of nature at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands , especially if you love photography! Or... go and feed the giraffes or ride a kayak at the  Brevard Zoo
About Indian River Colony Club
IRCC is a patriotic, active, and friendly Country Club community located in the most desirable town of Viera on the Space Coast of Florida. Over 775 single family homes are nestled on a lush 453 acres with 28 lakes, and is home to extraordinary wildlife. Safe and secure with a manned gate, our residents enjoy an extensive maintenance program which allows the freedom to join in on over 40 groups and activities. Golf, tennis, water aerobics, croquet, and boccie are popular, as well as keeping fit in our state-of-the-art fitness center. IRCC offers a full complement of country club amenities including our 18 hole, par 72 golf course. And to top it off, you can enjoy nature in your own backyard.

Space Coast Employment Opportunities :
The Space Coast offers many job opportunities with aerospace, aeronautical, and technical companies who call Melbourne and the Space Coast home. High tech companies include SpaceX, Northrop Grumman , Harris Corp., GE, Satcom Direct, Intersil , Embraer and many others . (You can find direct links to each of these companies on our website).

Live each day as if you are on vacation! More about Life on the Space Coast : Check out some of these links to get a glimpse of life on the Space Coast.
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