Table of Contents
July Featured Home
Wildlife at IRCC
100th Birthday
Employees of the Quarter
The top photo was taken with our new Drone at the July 4th Gate Ceremony.  Following the ceremony, residents paraded their decorated golf carts to show their patriotism.
August Featured Home 
1694 Independence Avenue
1,820 sq. ft.  
Just for Fun.. "Snap Shots"articles are short stories with a beginning, middle and end written in 100 words exactly-- not counting the title. Snapshots are written each month for our community newsletter, the Colony Voice, by one of our residents, Bob Faulkender.

Over Fifty-five.
By Bob Faulkender
They're a community of over 80% ex-military, and certainly 100% alpha personalities. Take the physical for example: golf, tennis, shuffle board, bocce ball, croquet, even line dancing. Exhausting.

And, there's the intellectual: bridge, mahjong, five card poker, Texas hold'em, hand and foot. Add a sewing circle, book clubs, Bible study groups, a drama club that produces two plays a year. Stimulating.

On top of this is a social calendar: balls, luncheons, monthly block parties and happy hours every Wednesday and Friday. It all flies in the face of an over fifty-five community.

At my age "happy hour" is a nap.

Wildlife at IRCC~ All about the American Bald Eagle
by IRCC Resident and bird watcher, Ken Keskinen 
We are lucky to have so many Bald Eagles in our IRCC neighborhood. They were nearly wiped out by DDT in the last century. I have seen as many as four adults soaring over the golf course at one   time. They are very large with females reaching 38 inches from head to tail.   The females are larger than males as with most raptors. Coloring is virtually the same.

  spans can reach 7 1/2 feet. Their talons are large as a Grizzly Bear and can penetrate flesh 3 inches. Their eyes are as large as humans and much more acute, perhaps as much as 1,200 times more. They also have a   nictating membrane that protects the eye like an owls.   Nests are huge, as much as 10 feet across and are used for many years. Females usually lay two eggs,  incubation time is about 35 days. Young Eagles are ready to fly in four months or so.  It takes as long as four years to develop their white head and tail feathers.  Bald Eagles have been known to live for 50 years. They became our national bird in 1782. The Comanche considered them to be Holy and considered seeing one a blessing, as do I. They are an awesome site! 
bdayhundredIRCC Residents
HAPPY 100th Birthday!!
Katherine says her secret is a nice glass of wine!
Katherine Schrope celebrated her 100th Birthday at the At Ease Club with her daughter, friends, and family, including grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 
Liz Petterson at the wheel of the 44-ft. sailboat

IRCC resident, Liz Petterson celebrated her son, Eric's 60 birthday with her grandchildren, sailing to Catalina Island on a 44-ft. sailboat.
Congratulations to IRCC's Employees of the Quarter from the Club, Admin, Pro Shop, Housekeeping,  and Maintenance for their outstanding performance!
When you come for your IRCC GetAway, be sure to see what's new at Brevard Zoo!

Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond
RETURN TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER Brimming with upgrades and additions, Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond puts a new spin on the beloved Australasia section of the Zoo. Then, don't forget to stop in Africa and feed the giraffes!

Next Scheduled Date: August 3, 2017
Vehicle: Atlas V
Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, designated AV-074, will launch the TDRS M communications and data relay satellite for NASA. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) connects mission control with the International Space Station and other orbiting satellites. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Moved forward from Aug. 4.
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Window: 9:02 am - 9:42 am EST

About Indian River Colony Club
A Patriotic, active and friendly country club community, Indian River Colony Club is located in the desirable town of Viera on the Space Coast of Florida. Over 773 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 a generous maintenance program which allows the freedom to join in on over 40 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 18 hole, par 72 golf course.
Life on the Space Coast: Check out some of these links to get a glimpse of life on the Space Coast of Florida.
Employment: For those interested in continuing to work, the Space Coast offers many job opportunities with aerospace, aeronautical, and technical companies who call Melbourne and the Space Coast home.
Ideal Location: Only minutes from the Atlantic beaches, upscale shopping at The Avenue of Viera, medical facilities, Patrick Air Force Base,   Port Canaveral, Eastern Florida State College,   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
Video showcasing nearby Downtown Melbourne.

Learn more! Visit or call 1-877-509-9532. 
Spend 2 nights in a local hotel, play a round of golf on our beautiful par 72 golf course, dine at our private At Ease Club, your meal prepared by one of our chefs and tour our amazing community!  Your dinner, golf or tennis will be hosted by a resident of IRCC, who will be happy to answer all of your questions about living the good life at Indian River Colony Club. 
Call Today! (877) 509-9532, 1 for Real Estate
Indian River Colony Club | 321-255-6000 | 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne FL | Website 
Indian River Colony Club