"Happenings at IRCC"
January 2019
Florida's Best 55+ Military Retirement Community
Happy New Year!

A note from John Robinson, GM/COO
Looking back on 2018, we had a great year. We accomplished a number of projects that improved our curb appeal. We did the landscaping and signage to both the Briggs and Masterson Gates. The new metal Indian River Colony Club signs and the Sylvester Palms look great. The rock wall by the south pumphouse, which was done in house by one of our Maintenance staff, and pavers at the north end of Colony Hall/ south side of the pool, and the At Ease Club all look very sharp.
Other projects included replacement of the pool canopies, tennis fence, and drainage pipes. We continue to do sidewalk and cart path repairs, which are almost entirely caused by tree roots, and we completed the bunker renovation this summer.
We signed a three-year contract with Green Leaf to do our landscaping. We also signed a five-year contract with Spectrum that included some high definition upgrades and internet service. We have found that the average savings for an IRCC member is around $60 per month. 
In the coming months we will be cleaning up the North wall landscaping. We are also looking into better lighting in the community. We will be getting to the new street signs starting in January.
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and profitable New Year.

~John Robinson  
Our Community - IRCC is an active Country Club community designed and built to accommodate our military men and women and give them the opportunity to relish in a lifestyle with which they were familiar.
As many of you may be aware, IRCC was built in 1988, the first community in Viera FL for Military Officers. Patriotism has always been a priority of life here in the community, which is reflected by the Gate Ceremonies, Military Balls and Golf Cart parades honoring those that served our country. Today, not only for those retired from a military career, but for all those that have served and those devoted to the traditions of the U.S. Military. Indian River Colony Club is, by far, the perfect choice in an active 55+ community for you to start the next chapter in your life.

Among our members you will discover new friends that have served in all branches of the military and private sector to share in fun, activities, hobbies, groups and abundant wildlife. You will find more choices of activities than you could have ever imagined.

As always, IRCC is a great place to retire; there truly is no better location and environment, especially if you desire a great private Country Club life with top notch amenities and service. The camaraderie and caring of this community is what makes us unique.
Come on a getaway and take a look at the best choice you can make.
Out with the old, in with the new; may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year!
IRCC Holidays are celebrated with parades, parties and lots of sharing.
A large group of IRCC residents gathered in their decorated golf carts to go around the community and nearby assisted living facilities to do their carrolling, share gifts and joy to those who can no longer get out. What a great community!
This lovely group of ladies handed out the ornaments, new and from years past, to decorate and donate at the IRCC Tree Lighting Ceremony
Spotlight on IRCC Resident, Bob Pataky by Carolyn Cain

Bob Pataky says he has had a lot of luck in his life, and maybe he has. But it takes more than luck to earn induction into your college hall of fame. 
Born with natural ability, Bob knew by the time he was in high school he was – and wanted to be – an acrobat. 
When you are in it as a sport, it becomes gymnastics, and Bob went to Springfield College in Massachusetts as a gymnast, became team captain, and earned championships in still rings.
After college, Bob served in the Army in Germany, 30 th Infantry, 3 rd Division, but following his service he returned to his sport when he took a job in Puerto Rico as Olympic coach and acted as president of their gymnastics association.
In 1972, he became president of U.S. Gymnastics Training Centers in Mt. Holyoke, Mass., which he continued through 1996 and which gave him the opportunity to help increase the number of high-level gymnasts in the U.S. It became the largest privately-owned training center in the U.S., housing 450 gymnasts and 80 coaches from around the world.
Bob and Nancy “retired” to DeLand in 1996, after which he spent 17 years as a volunteer track and field coach at DeLand High School. The couple moved to IRCC in 2017 and while Bob doesn’t do handstands anymore, he does weight lifting and shuffleboard. 
It was while they were in DeLand that Bob learned in 2013 he was to be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame. He says it’s something of which he is very proud. It recognizes a career during which he built on his own natural talent to support excellence in training of U.S. Gymnasts – the results of which he is justifiably proud. 
Bob’s 70-year “add-on” career was gem cutting. So, if you ever bump into an extremely talkative, teaching, coaching, award-winning, gem-cutting acrobat, it’s probably Bob!

1040 Mayflower - 3 BR/2 Ba-
2,000 sq. ft.

Concord Model, Immaculate & updated Concord on golf course. Large, light & bright Florida Room. This home has an open floor plan. Gorgeous Travertine tile throughout, recessed lighting, granite countertops in kitchen/bar, new SS appliances, new sinks & faucets, and 2016 interior & exterior paint.

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.
Family Promise of Brevard Helicopter Ball Drop at the 7th Annual Golf Scramble Benefiting Homeless Families in Brevard was held at Indian RIver Colony Club.

Learn all about Indian River Colony Club firsthand while sharing dinner at the At Ease Club with your resident host/hostess,. 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. 

The IRCC Aloha Butterflies
Hawaiian Dance team
Wildlife at IRCC
A mecca for both amateur and professional photographers, our lakes attract 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.
In January, While You Are Here
Dates January 17, 2019
Time 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Admission Free, tickets not required
Location Melbourne Auditorium
Address 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone (321) 724-0555
Take your Zoo visit to the next level with animal feedings, kayak tours, train rides, aerial adventures and other incredible experiences. There’s something for everyone! Giraffe Feedings, Lorikeet feedings, Rhino Encounters, Kayaking Tours, Treetop Trek Aerial obstacle courses and Ziplines and more!
Dates January 17, 2019
Time Launch Window: Opens at 8:00 pm EST
Admission Free viewing from designated Public Viewing Areas
Location Kennedy Space Center- Launch Site LC-39A
Ever seen a manatee in the wild? Manatees (or sea cows) are gentle, lumbering aquatic mammals that number in the thousands here on the Space Coast. They are a natural curiosity for visitors to the area.
The largest sea turtle nesting grounds in the U.S.
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society is a not-for-profit organization qualified to conduct turtle walks because its trained volunteers are permitted by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

Our ongoing space journey can be defined by significant eras. That’s why we’ve organized Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into Mission Zones — grouped attractions and experiences reflecting specific periods of time and achievements. Your journey awaits!
Dates January 18, 2019 - February 24, 2019 (Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
Time Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm, Sunday Matinees: 2pm
Admission Check website for pricing
Location Melbourne Civic Theatre

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).

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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