Bob Dibble,
Early Men's Club President

In 1991, the Tampa Tribune published a lengthy article about the new direction of the Sun City Center Men's Club as it took on the Lifeline Medical Alert activity with the purchase of four units at a unit cost of $600.  Installation was done by volunteer members of the club and the administration was by the project manager.  But the program grew quickly and, by 2008, two administrators and a dedicated office were needed to cover the over 900 installed units! The Club now continues its social atmosphere, but also includes organized support groups for Prostate Cancer and Parkinson's disease patients. The club has installed electric doors to ease the access to community buildings for the handicapped.  New hearing aid devices have been installed in several public meeting rooms. 
 
Membership has stabilized at about 500 from Sun City Center and Kings Point, with monthly luncheons featuring guest speakers.  Twice a year we invite our ladies to a more formal luncheon and, with our annual Valentine's Day Dance, the club celebrates the support of the women of our lives.
    
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We have no record of the exact opening date for the Men's Club. Through early interviews and comments passed down through the years, we know that a small group of men often met socially at the old "Kings Inn" restaurant in the latter half of 1962 and, at some point, were encouraged to expand into an organized club by Stan Clark, the Activity Director of the Del Webb company, the original developer of Sun City Center.

There is mention of the club's 230 members in a community newsletter in December, 1963, so apparently the expansion was successful. Lunch meetings were already underway by then and were being held on the third Wednesday of each month, a tradition that has continued for more than 50 years.
A Brief History of The Men's Club
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