August 2023

USCG Birthday Luncheon at IRCC - Aug 4

From IRCC Resident Member, Ann Tuller:

On Friday, August 4,2023, an audience of fifty from all branches of the Armed Services gathered at the Indian River Colony Club for a birthday celebration. On this day 233 years ago, the United States Coast Guard was founded as the United States Revenue Marine making it our nation ’s oldest continuous seagoing service. While the USCG is the smallest of the armed forces and most probably the least understood, the day’s program served to educate all in attendance. Steve Tuller, with forty years of military and civilian service with the Coast Guard, provided introductory remarks as a highly informative historical perspective of the Coast Guard and the “When, Why and How” the Coast Guard evolved. CWO4 Dan McIntyre, USCGR Naval Engineer with forty-two years active and reserve service and LCDR Hilary Smith, USCG Retired, and a Coast Guard helicopter pilot having graduated from the Naval Academy and then transferred from the Marine Corps were the featured speakers. They provided illuminating facts and figures about today’s Coast Guard and shared a few captivating and whiteknuckled sea stories. Suffice to say, the departing sentiments of the group include “I never knew that about the Coast Guard!” or most importantly, “I wish that I had known about the Coast Guard as a young person!” In closing, a good time was had by all. Semper Paratus – USCG.

Florida's Space Coast - Great American Defense Communities

Did you know that the Space Coast is one of just five recently named Great American Defense Communities for 2022? According to the April 6 press release from Washington, D.C. –

Florida’s Space Coast, home to Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, is one of five communities across the country named to the 2022 Class of Great American Defense Communities.

The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced the five selected communities in conjunction with USAA, the program’s official sponsor at the Defense Communities National Summit earlier this month. The 2022 class also includes West Valley Partners, Ariz., Tullahoma, Tenn., Antelope Valley, Calif., and Northern Virginia.

“Our military needs America’s defense communities to support them,” ADC President Bob Ross said. “We selected Florida’s Space Coast because they are a region that consistently goes above and beyond to support service members, veterans, and military families living in their community.”

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Melbourne #12 in The Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2022-2023:

Melbourne, Florida is once again a winner on the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Places to Retire -- coming in at #12. They analyzed 150 largest metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life, the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Nice!

And where's the best place of all to retire for military veterans? Well, we think it's Indian River Colony Club! With easy access to upscale shopping, beautiful beaches, VA Clinic, the Brevard Zoo, and Patrick Space Force Base, IRCC is an Ideal location for living an active lifestyle!

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Important Dates Coming Up In September

V-J Day

Sep 2

Labor Day

Sep 4

Patriot Day

Sep 11

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 15

Air Force Birthday

Sep 18

Air National Guard Birthday

Sep 18

Gold Star Mother's Day

Sep 24

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Real Estate: Nearly 800 individually owned homes on 453 acres, 28 Lakes
Close proximity to Patrick AFB

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Come enjoy our Country Club Lifestyle!
IRCC welcomes non-resident, social members!

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  • Resort style Pool
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  • Make New Friends at Happy Hour at the 19th Hole Lounge
  • Military Balls
  • Art Center
  • Plays, Concerts, Parties, and so much more!
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Golf at IRCC

Gordon Lewis Designed, 18 Hole, Par 72 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.

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Florida Today Article

Cheryl McCloud, Florida Today Published 1:47 p.m. ET March 19, 2019 | Updated 8:56 a.m. ET March 20, 2019

"Along with year-round warm weather and ample public beaches, the Melbourne metro area also is home to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center," the report said.

"If you're interested in playing a bigger role than just watching rockets launch into space, plenty of aerospace employers accompany other large companies in the health care and manufacturing fields."

Over 60 Groups & Clubs to Join In On!

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IRCC is a patriotic, active, and friendly country club community located in the most desirable town of Viera on the Space Coast of Florida. Nearly 800 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 60 groups and activities. Golf, tennis, water aerobics, croquet, and bocce 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 Gordon Lewis designed 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).

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

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