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Brian Whalen (left) board member for Indian River Colony Club Foundation, presents a $5,000 donation check to Don Pearsall for Veterans Connections to a New Life. photo courtesy roger scruggs, tvphotog.com

Donation Benefits Veterans in Transition

Indian River Colony Club donates $5,000 to Veterans Connections for a New Life (VIERA, FL) April 8, 2021 –  Indian River Colony Club in Viera is a 55+ golf community on a mission. Largely comprised of military veterans, IRCC members are known for their volunteerism and philanthropy. The ongoing practice of donating to an assortment […]

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New Executive Chef Caters to Military Tastes

Indian River Colony Club in Viera welcomes Frank Weiland (VIERA, FL) March 15, 2021 – Frank Weiland is the new executive chef for Indian River Colony Club, the Viera 55+ golf community for military veterans. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Weiland is now responsible for the daily food service for the At […]

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First Viera Community Turns 35

Indian River Colony Club celebrates anniversary with look back Behind the walls on Murrell Road and Viera Boulevard, Viera’s very first neighborhood is marking its 35th anniversary.  Conceived as a retirement destination for military officers, Indian River Colony Club began to take shape in 1986 with retired General Gordon “Bat” Masterson leading the development charge.  […]

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Mike Lane – Featured in Viera Living East Edition

Honoring a Local Veteran: Meet Michael & Ruth Lane By Sue Dewerff Panzarino, Viera Living East Edition, November 2020 Photos submitted by Ray Baldino Master Photographer, and Michael & Ruth Lane View PDF It was nearly 54 years ago, in 1966, when retired Air Force pilot, Col. Michael Lane was shot down in North Vietnam. […]

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Meet MOAA’s 2020 Surviving Spouse Liaison Award Winner

Mary Dunagan was named the recipient of MOAA’s 2020 Surviving Spouse Liaison Excellence Award. Story from the official MOAA website, by Contributing Editor Blair Drake For Mary Dunagan, the military has always been a part of her life. The daughter of an Army officer, she was born in Washington, D.C., and spent her childhood moving […]

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Walkathon Benefits Veterans in Need

Indian River Colony Club Raises Money for Brevard Vets Impacted by Covid Donn Weaver (Left), Chairman of the Brevard Veterans Council and Dean Schaaf (Right), President of Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, accept a check for veterans financially impacted by COVID-19 from Brian Whalen (Center) of Indian River Colony Club. photo courtesy Brevard Veterans Council Indian […]

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IRCC Leadership: Sam Ginsburg

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE, ASK A BUSY PERSON This Benjamin Franklin-attributed motto is fitting when describing Sam Ginsburg. A true renaissance man, Sam (AKA “Sam-I-Am”) is involved in a dizzying array of activities at IRCC. His activities include President of the Computer Club and a member of the Marketing Committee, Audio Video Support Services […]

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Spotlight on John & Clara Cleland

by Kathy Barclay Dedicated on 26 September 2020, the Major General John Cleland Memorial Bridge posthumously honors Maj. Gen. John Cleland, one of but many military heroes who have made their home in Indian River Colony Club. A plaque located at the new overpass of the Pineda Causeway located just west of U.S. 1 notes […]

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The Library of Congress Veterans History Project at IRCC

by: LaVerne Coseo With the efforts of a couple of our resident Veterans and the support of the IRCC Board of Directors The Library of Congress Veterans History Project here at IRCC was developed. The IRCC Veterans History Project Chair is LaVerne Coseo. Along with LaVerne a number of IRCC residents, trained by a member […]

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Carts Full of Thanks

IRCC Residents Show Their Appreciation for Indian River Colony Club Staff & First Responders The “Colony Clowns” group led by Louise Carnesale put on a spectacular golf cart parade with fellow IRCC residents to show their appreciation for the efforts of First Responders and essential IRCC Staff that worked and kept the community safely running […]

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Indian River Colony Club Protects Seniors, Jobs

Patriotic Viera community retools restaurant for grocery delivery and takeout (VIERA, FL) April 14, 2020 – Nobody does logistics better than the military. So it shouldn’t be entirely surprising that the Viera 55+ neighborhood of predominantly retired military personnel turned on a dime after Florida Governor Ron Desantis issued a stay-at-home order that also shuttered […]

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Indian River Colony Club Opens to Public for Garage Sale

Patriotic Viera community annual sale of military memorabilia, treasures from world travel (VIERA, FL) February 24, 2020 – Guam. Italy. Puerto Rico. Korea. Greece. Germany. The Philippines. These are just a few of the international locations where the retired military residents of Indian River Colony Club in Viera were once stationed. On Saturday, March 7, […]

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IRCC Recognized for Service to Veterans

Neighborhood honored at Space Coast Public Service Awards (VIERA, FL) January 27, 2020 – Indian River Colony Club in Viera is a patriotic community with a culture of giving. Just ask any of the dozens of organizations that benefit each year from the generosity, hard work and volunteerism of its residents. On January 11 in […]

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Indian River Colony Club Receives 2019 Best of Melbourne Award

Melbourne Award Program Honors the Achievement MELBOURNE November 20, 2019 — Indian River Colony Club has been selected for the 2019 Best of Melbourne Award in the Country Club category by the Melbourne Award Program. Each year, the Melbourne Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community […]

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Club Turns Loose Change into Kids’ Bikes

Pickled Pedalers Donate 20 Bikes to Toys for Tots VIERA, FL) November 8, 2019 – They meet every morning at 7:00 AM to greet the sunrise and ride their bikes and recumbent trikes 7-10 miles inside Indian River Colony Club in Viera, the patriotic community with a culture of giving. But the 29 members of […]

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Rockledge Firefighters Add to Cure Tally

Indian River Colony Club Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Nets 5K (VIERA, FL) November 5, 2019 – Firefighters from Rockledge Fire Department, Station 3138 once again proved their hero status, with the presentation of a $1,000 check for breast cancer research to the IRCC Warriors. The fundraising team from Indian River Colony Club in Viera sold […]

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IRCC Women ‘Golf for a Cure’

(VIERA, FL) October 9, 2019 – Dedication, belief in a cause and plenty of hard work have resulted in a fundraising total estimated in excess of $3,853 for breast cancer research raised from the retired residents of Indian River Colony Club in Viera, the patriotic community with a culture of giving. The neighborhood of military […]

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Resident Spotlight: Ed and Linda Dias

As of August 30, 2019, Ed and Linda Dias will complete their first year of residency in Indian River Colony Club. While at a local doctor’s office, Linda noticed an IRCC advertisement in the Viera Voice. They were so intrigued with the concept of a 55+ military community that they began their search for a […]

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Mike Barney

Spotlight on Mike Barney By Carolyn Cain Some years ago, Mike and Sue Barney volunteered to help the IRCC Chapel Foundation Food Drive by collecting food and taking it to Daily Bread or the South Brevard Sharing Center. Mike and his wife Susan moved to IRCC six years ago and like to travel, play golf, […]

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Clowning

Clowning More than Just a Red Nose Viera clown wins first place at international competition in New Mexico  (VIERA, FL) May 14, 2019 – For Louise (LuLU) Carnesale of Viera, clowning is more than just wearing a red nose.  The retiree and mother of 14, whose mission is to bring smiles to those who need […]

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Vietnam Veteran, Jim Rufino

Vietnam Veteran, Jim Rufino by Carolyn Cain Years before Jim Rufino became one of the approximately 450 Vietnam veterans who live at IRCC, he recognized there was a need for those veterans to be recognized and to have the opportunity to communicate with each other.  Jim, a Navy veteran who was one of the more […]

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Ken and Barb Keskinen

If you’re new to IRCC, want to become involved in the community, and don’t quite know where to start, call Ken and Barb Keskinen. This couple have more than a dozen activities going between the two of them. They wouldn’t put it this way, but they are two people with a lot of talent. Originally […]

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In Memory of IRCC resident, MG Homer “Huck” Long

This article was written on September 11th, Patriot Day as we have come to call it, because Huck was a great patriot.  Huck would never want IRCC to forget this horrific event, ever. In American history, September 11, 2001 lives next to Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Private Long joined the US Army to fight […]

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Bound to Die TV Film Segment by Anna Flower Brotemarkle

A television film crew came to Anna Flowers Brotemarkle’s home at IRCC on June 15, 2018 to shoot her part in a new documentary, World’s Most Evil Killers, which will be shown internationally later this year. The British media production company interviewed Anna about her book Bound to Die, the case of Tampa Bay serial […]

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Major General John Cleland Posthumously Honored

Pineda flyover bridge to be named for Indian River Colony Club resident by Joyce Wilden BuzzBizPR (VIERA, FL) June 8, 2018 – One of the military heroes of Indian River Colony Club in Viera was posthumously honored at the May 22 meeting of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, with a Resolution naming the soon-to-be […]

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