"Happenings at IRCC"
March 2019
Country Club Living in Florida's Finest 55+ Military Retirement Community
Close proximity to PAFB, 773 homes on 453 acres, 23 Lakes
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.

Life on The Space Coast
February 21st SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the Indonesian Nusantara Satu communications satellite, the Beresheet lunar lander for SpaceIL, and the S5 space surveillance satellite for the Air Force Research Laboratory. Look closely at the second photo to see the small red dots, which are the boosters.
IRCC's Audio Visual Support services are a group of residents who film, edit, and televise, all of the communities plays, concerts, the yearly Home Tour, Forums and more.
The AV group is also reponsible for daily posting to the IRCC Bulletin Board, a closed circuit TV station, Ch 732, which keeps all members aware of community events and clubs!
Several residents are in training and others bring their talents. The group is open to all interested.
1133 Continental-
3 BR/ 2BA
2,000 sq. ft.
WATERFRONT home situated on the 14th fairway. This home is larger than tax rolls reflect. Featuring a great room with vaulted ceilings, extended Florida Room and lanai. Kitchen features updated counter tops. Lovely split floor plan offers lots of closets and indoor laundry! The view is absolutely spectacular Don't Miss Out!
Four Star Real Estate Team
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Featured Artist, Witha Lacuesta
by Luanne Faulkender

Witha (pronounced Vita) Lacuesta, was born in Frankfurt, Germany into a family of artists. She has a proud heritage starting with her Great Grandfather, a carriage designer, her Grandmother a fashion designer in Paris and her father whom she refers to as a renaissance man who painted for his pleasure until after the war, when he painted to give his family food, clothing and shelter. When a toddler, she picked up a brush and side by side daughter and father painted.
At age fourteen, Witha took art classes at a museum. But not until 1998 when she arrived at IRCC did her art ambition explode and her creative juices flow with abandon. She excels in French knot embroidery, sculpture, watercolor, oil, encaustic, quilting, miniature scenes and so much more. Witha joyfully states, “My inspiration is from everywhere!” Her paintings are seen in Disney’s and other prominent collections including IRCC. Visit this renaissance woman March 8 -10 th, in Vero Beach, Under the Oaks Art Show.
Eleven Degrees from the North Pole by Luanne Faulkender

The viewing of the “Historical Icon” recognized in Paul Eitel’s newly restored and revised presentation of Eleven Degrees from the North Pole wins accolades. Our very own IRCC resident, Paul Eitel at the age of sixteen, sailed the adventure of his lifetime with the worlds renowned explorer Commander Donald B. MacMillan. Eitel crewed, filmed and journaled his adventure into the Arctic Circle. “Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan USNR was the greatest Arctic explorer!” Eitel exclaims, “And I can explain why I believe this to be true.” Additionally, MacMillan was one of six recipients of the prestigious Peary Polar Expedition Medal.
Wildlife at IRCC
A mecca for both amateur and professional photographers, our lakes attract hundreds of species of birds, including waterfowl, Roseate Spoonbills,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 is a photo of the visiting American White pelicans, who come each year and fill the lakes. Photo taken by IRCC resident, Eileen Malatino.

Info: Welcome Back to Florida, American White Pelicans
Picture this. Exquisite large birds glide gracefully along the shoreline just inches above the water. If you weren’t looking through binoculars, you’d think you were watching a flock of swans. However, these beautiful birds are white pelicans. Distinctive with snowy white feathers and pink-tangerine colored bills, they are often seen flying and swimming in groups. Shy in nature, they prefer isolated areas, congregating close together while remaining less social than their cousin, the brown pelican.
One of the largest birds in North America, with a 9-foot wingspan. Similar to Brown Pelican in shape, but much larger, and very different in habits: Occurs far inland, feeds cooperatively in shallow lakes, does not dive from the air for fish
(Above) This Red-shouldered hawk decided to watch the rocket launch from atop a flagpole.
Info: Whether wheeling over a swamp forest or whistling plaintively from a riverine park, a Red-shouldered Hawk is typically a sign of tall woods and water. It’s one of our most distinctively marked common hawks, with barred reddish-peachy underparts and a strongly banded tail. In flight, translucent crescents near the wingtips help to identify the species at a distance. These forest hawks hunt prey ranging from mice to frogs and snakes.
IRCC Resident, Ken Keskinen displays wood carvings.
We are so proud of Ken Keskinen who won “Best of Show” at the Space Coast Wood Carvers Show with his “Red Shoulder Hawk on Carved Falconer’s Glove”. That was just one of many extraordinary pieces Ken displayed at IRCC Marketplace.
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. 

In March, While You Are Here...
While visiting The Avenue upscale shopping, be sure to enjoy the center’s amenities. They offer a pop jet fountain over by AMC Theatres and soft seating in Central Park and around the shopping area. For information on upcoming events on the property, visit their Events page.
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!
March 2 nd & 3 rd
Free admission and free parking with over 125 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss.

March 9 th & 10 th , Wickham Park 2500. $5.00 adults, Children under 12: $2.00, Children under 5: free.

A new era of space exploration is launching from the Space Coast of Florida! NASA has joined commercial partners like Boeing, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance for the Commercial Crew Program. This program will once again send men and women into space from American soil— for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program. With the increased public interest comes a new way to watch rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
March 3 rd , 11a.m – 4p.m. Melbourne Auditorium
$25 advance tickets, $30 at the door

Indian River Colony Club
The 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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