Golden Gate Estates Naples, Florida "The Rural side of Naples"
2014 The Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association Inc. P.O. Box 990596 Naples, FL  34116-6002        

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that have not been voted on for the welfare of the general membership. With this in mind, the Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association does not necessarily
endorse the content of this publication,. But will  be approved by President of GGEACA and Board Members before  content is published.

Our monthly meetings are every third Wednesday of the month. 
7:00PM At Fire Station 71 meeting room 100 13nth St SW (Just south of Golden Gate Blvd behind the Estates Library).

P.O. Box 990596 Naples, FL  34116-6002   
Antonio Vivaldi- Lute Concerto strings and continuo


Golden Gate
Fire Station #71

13nth St. SW
Golden Gate
Naples, FL

Next Members 
September  17th 
7:00 PM

                                                                               September  2014
Our Pale Blue Dot
How significant are we?
Khaki Jacket Junkets – Otherwise known as GGEACA Field Trips
In an effort to entice new members to join GGEACA and to provide something different for our membership as a whole, the idea of monthly or bi-monthly GGEACA field trips to various local attractions and events – which are tentatively dubbed as “Khaki Jacket Junkets” – are being considered. 
The concept was introduced and discussed at our September 2nd brainstorming session, and various places and events had been looked into for cost and availability.
Field trips, which will be arranged in September for the entire year (Sept to June), will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a priority given to members who are attending with new members they have recruited to join GGEACA. Places and events being considered for a monthly or bi-monthly GGEACA field trip will accommodate a group of 20 members/new members depending on availability and interest. Attendees will be responsible for transportation and carpooling will be encouraged. Some events will have a cost, and some events will have fees reduced or waived for our GGEACA group. Some events are encouraged to include a side visit for lunch at local restaurants.
The following is a list of what is being considered. Please contact Jim Flanagan with your preferences and interests by September 25 so that a plan of action can be initiated, and arrangements can be made for the year’s” Khaki Jacket Junket” Tours.


Ave Maria/Ave Maria University Tour
Ave Maria University Cafeteria 
(Ave Maria lunch option)
Lipman Packing House (at harvest time)
Transgro (source of our vegetable transplants)
Lozano's Restaurant 
(Immokalee lunch option)
Naples Daily News
Townsend Alligator Farm
Artis Naples
Holocaust Museum & Ed Ctr of SW FL
Homer Helter's Antique and Military Mall
Collier County Museum
Naples Depot
Naples Train Museum
Seminole Casino Immokalee
Smallwood Store Historical Site
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades Rod & Gun Club (lunch option)
Lunch at Seafood Depot (lunch option)
Oyster House Restaurant (lunch option)
Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Naples Botanical Garden
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve
Collier County Emergency Operations Center
Collier County Jail
CCSO Swat Team Vehicle
North Collier Wastewater Treatment Plant
South Collier Water Plant
SFWMD Miller Pump Station
Collier County Traffic Operations Center
Collier County Landfill/Waste to Energy Plant
Everblades Hockey Nite, Germain Arena
Miracle Baseball, Hammond Field
Minnesota Twins Spring Training Baseball, Hammond
Boston Red Sox Spring Training Baseball, Jet Blue Park
Kowiachobee Animal Preserve
Ngala Private Reserve/Close Up Creatures
Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Sheriff's Gun Range - Handgun Target Practice
Sheriff's Gun Safety/Conceal to Carry Permit Class
OTHER – Write in:
For your interest and entertainment, here is a listing of the area’s Annual Events – September thru May
Interested in coordinating a GGEACA Outing to one or more of these? Let’s get a group together!


Take A Soldier FishingSeptember 13, 2014Bayfront, 1785 Fifth Ave SFREE
Naples Downtown Boat ShowOctober 4-5, 2014City Dock, Craytons Cove, 810 12th Ave SFREE
The Big Swamp Smoke-offOctober 17-18, 2014Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NEFREE
Stone Crab FestivalOctober 24-25, 20141200 Fifth Ave S, NaplesFREE
Swamp Buggy Races November 1-2, 2014Florida Sports Park - 8250 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd$15.00
Naples International Film FestivalNovember 6-9, 2014Artis Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay BlvdFees
BaconFest NaplesNovember 7-8, 2014Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Dr$10.00
Florida Panther FestivalNovember 15-16, 2014North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston RdFREE
Christmas on 3rd - Festival of LightsNovember 25, 20153rd Street South, Downtown NaplesFREE
Farm City BBQNovember 26, 2014Collier County Fairgrounds$20.00
40th Annual Christmas Walk and Tree-Lighting - 5th Ave South, Downtown NaplesDecember 4, 2014Fifth Ave South Downtown NaplesFREE
Swamp Buggy Races January 24/25, 2015 Florida Sports Park 8250 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd$15.00
30th Annual Mullet Festival, Stan's Idle Hour, Goodland FLJanuary 24-25, 2015Downtown GoodlandFREE
Sunshine State Steak Cook-off, and Family Fun DayJanuary 25, 2015Downtown Ave Maria$15.00
German-FestJanuary 31, 2015 ??Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1955 Curling Ave$5.00
Everglades Seafood FestivalFebruary 6-8, 2015Downtown Everglades CityFREE
ACE Group Classic February 9-15, 2015Twin Eagles Country ClubFees
Collier County FairFebruary 12-23, 2015Collier County Fairgrounds$12.00
Asian-FestFebruary 15, 2015Mercato Shopping CenterFREE
St Katherine Greek FestivalMarch 6-8, 20157100 Airport Pulling Road$5.00
Old Florida FestivalMarch 8-9, 2015Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail EFREE
St Patrick’s Day ParadeMarch 15, 20155th Avenue SouthFREE
Swamp Buggy RacesMarch 28, 2015Florida Sports Park 8250 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd$15.00
Seminole Casino Balloons Over Paradise Hot Air Balloon FestivalApril 18-19, 2015506 S First StFREE