April 2023

IRCC Women's Golf Association (WGA) Invitational

The IRCC Women's Golf Association (WGA) Invitational Golf Tournament on April 4th was themed "Ye Olde Golf Course." After registration and breakfast, 75 ladies enjoyed a shotgun start: 25 IRCC members and 50 guests! After their round, the golfers returned to the At Ease Club for lunch. They enjoyed Scottish music by Dave Hutton Yuke and the Colleens (Irish ladies), along with awards and raffle prizes.

The overall low gross went to Pamela Nalley, Mary Laverty, Lynne Anderson, and Carol Votto with a score of 161. While the overall low net went to Gail Smith, Kerry Petersen, Lori Abbott, and Jeannie Brien with a 122. Eight additional winners received payouts. The raffle prizes included gift baskets and donated items from local businesses and the IRCC Pro shop.

Military BRATs Luncheon

April is the month of the Military Child and IRCC held its first ever luncheon to recognize BRAT residents. There's some discussion about the origin of the term, but 20 resident BRATs attended, each marking where they were born and lived on maps. Many shared stories of their upbringing and travels as children of military members. Traditional Command/Squadron picnic foods were served, BRAT bingo was played and BRAT-oriented videos were shared. Lots of laughs ensued as well as great discussions by those who also served and those who raised BRATs of their own.

Military Brats Day is coming up at the end of the month!

RN Luncheon

A second luncheon honoring IRCC RNs was held Thursday, 13 April with 40 in attendance. Coordinator Annie Dalter opened the program with welcoming remarks stating the purpose of this event is for IRCC nurses to network, share our stories and to celebrate our collective achievements across various multi-disciplinary experiences.

Dee Moskowitz, RN, Col, US Army Nurse Corps (Ret) was honored as “Nurse in the Spotlight”. Dee joined the US Army Nurse Corps in 1968, served in Vietnam with the 18th surgical hospital which is a mobile transport unit. She retired in 1994 after 26 years of service. She and her husband moved to IRCC in 2004 whereby she participated in many activities and served on numerous committees, including membership on the Board of Directors.

Following networking and lunch, Kay Garner, MS. Ed, Psychology, presented a discussion on self-care, “You deserve care too.” Kay emphasized effective caregiving to others including loved ones requires preparation with information and education. It also requires taking a self-inventory, accepting our strengths and limitations. Caregivers also need to acknowledge changes in relationships, identify a strong support system, and find ways to reduce stress. And foremost, Avoid Guilt!

A Fall Event will be planned in October or early November, Annie Dalter will take the lead to coordinate and will enlist volunteers to help bring another successful event!

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 #4 in The 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2021-2022:

Melbourne, Florida is once again a winner on the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Places to Retire -- coming in at #4. They analyzed 150 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!

Learn more about the area!

Important Dates Coming Up In May

Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1

Loyalty Day

May 1

National Day of Prayer

May 4

VE Day

May 8

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 12

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 13

Mother's Day

May 14

Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15

Armed Forces Day

May 20

Maritime Day

May 22

Memorial Day

May 29

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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!

  • Optional golf memberships
  • Excellent Dining at the At Ease Club Clubhouse
  • Tennis, Bocce, & Shuffleboard
  • Resort style Pool
  • Fun, Friendly Members
  • 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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