New Dining Room Manager Caters to Military Tastes

Indian River Colony Club in Viera welcomes Ryan McNamara Ryan McNamara has been named Dining Room Manager for Indian River Colony Club, the Viera 55+ golf community for military veterans. Chosen over 60 other candidates for the position, McNamara is now responsible for the hiring, training and scheduling of all service staff for the community’s […]

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$4,000 IRCC Donation Supports ‘Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up’

October 8 event for homeless vets provides many needed services (VIERA, FL) September 12, 2022 – The members of Indian River Colony Club are well known for supporting causes that assist their former brothers and sisters in arms. The Indian River Colony Club (IRCC) Foundation, the charitable arm of the 55+ Viera golf community of […]

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$5,000 Grant to Aid Veteran Homelessness

Veterans from Indian River Colony Club donate to make a difference (VIERA, FL) August 16, 2022 – No veteran should be without a place to call home. In Central Florida, the National Veterans Homeless Support organization is taking aim at veteran homelessness — and the Indian River Colony Club Foundation has stepped up to help. […]

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Senior cyclists ride for fun, the benefits of health, camaraderie

BY CURTIS HANZEL, Viera Voice – Jul 1, 2022 They call themselves Tour de Farce -— a group of retirees who do some serious biking and break along the way to shoot the breeze. While many local residents enjoy a regular bike ride, this group of area cyclists is out to show that cycling is […]

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Veteran garners another medal in his collection of awards

BY MARIA SONNENBERG, Senior Life/Viera Voice – Jun 2, 2022 Carmen Nizzi-Santiago smiles when she sees husband Juan Santiago walking around with the medals he has received for exemplary military service. “He sounds like he is wearing a cowbell,” Nizzi-Santiago said jokingly. Retired Army Sgt. First Class Santiago sounds even louder these days, now that […]

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At Ease Club Staff Recognized for Commitment and Support

MOAACC presents challenge coin to U.S. Navy veteran, Edward Davis The Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter, Inc. (MOAACC), recently recognized the excellence of At Ease Club staff, noting the commitment and support of one individual in particular: Edward Davis. A statement of thanks on the MOAACC website reads, in part: “Every Tuesday […]

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Military Uniforms Collected for ‘Dover Detail’

Veterans from Indian River Colony Club donate clothing for military burials (VIERA, FL) May 16, 2022 – Veterans come in all heights and sizes and economic situations. The common bond they share includes pride in their military service. The Indian River Colony Club Foundation, the charitable arm of the 55+ Viera golf community of military […]

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Indian River Colony Club Preferred for Tournaments

Charities like Viera location, course conditions and amenities for their fundraisers (VIERA, FL) May 9, 2022 – An estimated one million golf tournaments are held each year in the United States, netting an average $10,000 or more in a single enjoyable day. For many charities and non-profits in sunny Florida, an annual tournament is the […]

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Modest Taylor is just third Veterans’ Hall of Fame inductee from Brevard

BY MARIA SONNENBERG – Senior Life, May 3, 2022 Lt. Col. Harry “Skip” Taylor doesn’t understand why he was unanimously singled out by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet to be part of the 2022 class of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. “I don’t know why they thought I was such an impressive […]

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Woman of Elegance Heads Off to Beauty Pageant

by Cynthia Hall for Hometown News – Apr 21, 2022 BREVARD COUNTY — The more we look, the more we see, and such is the case for the number of local celebrities giving Brevard major bragging rights. The latest of these is Indian River Colony Club (IRCC) resident, Sybil Yocum. Ms. Yocum has been selected […]

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A Tour of the Indian River Colony Club

by James Stammer – April 21, 2022 Listen to the video clip above, from Dan Shube’s “The Golf and Travel Show” about their visit to IRCC. Calling all military! Florida is famous for “over-55” communities. In Viera, you will find one that is instead dedicated to military veterans. Indian River Colony Club (ColonyClub.com) is a […]

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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) April 18, 2022 – Guam. Italy. Puerto Rico. Korea. Greece. Germany. The Philippines. These are just a few of the international locations where the military veteran residents of Indian River Colony Club in Viera were once stationed. On Saturday, April 30, eager […]

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Viera’s dancing colonel keeps dance floor hopping

By Maria Sonnenberg, Senior Life – Apr 1, 2022 When career military people retire and embark on the second chapter of their working lives, they often choose jobs that connect somewhat with previous assignments. The case was different for retired Col. Lee Wyatt III, who opted for the world of a disc jockey. The Indian […]

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Veteran shares experience of police reform in ‘The Blue Continuum’

Maria Sonnenberg, Senior Life – Mar 8, 2022 During his tenure as one of longest serving metropolitan police chiefs in the nation, Robert McNeilly Jr. has pretty much seen it all when it comes to policing.  At a time when police departments nationwide are facing scrutiny, McNeilly offers answers with “The Blue Continuum,” his newly published […]

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Indian River Colony Club Members raise over $1K through ornament sale

VIERA ― The Dec. 1 holiday tree lighting at Indian River Colony Club in Viera helped make the season bright for residents — and local veterans in need. Most members of the 55+ golf community are military veterans, and collectively, they embody the community motto of “service to those who served.” At the tree lighting, […]

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Aerospace Educator Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime aerospace educator Jane A. Hodges, who earned two doctorate degrees, will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Space Club Florida Committee. Hodges, a resident of Indian River Colony Club since August 2020 with her husband Dave Hutton, will be recognized for her 50-year aerospace education career at the committee’s Dec. 10 banquet at the Radisson Resort at the Port Convention Center.

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Meet Dee Moskowitz

Meet Dee Moskowitz

Story from the November 2021 Viera Living East Edition Magazine, Best Version MediaCover photo by Desiree Angelle Photography, LLC If you’ve ever passed by the front gate at Indian River Colony Club while the flag is down and witnessed someone taking pictures, that person with the camera is Dee Moskowitz. She has resided in the […]

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Donation Benefits Veterans in Hospice

Indian River Colony Club awards $2,500 grant in support of ‘We Honor Veterans’ program (VIERA, FL) October 11, 2021 –  Indian River Colony Club in Viera understands duty to country. The 55+ golf community is largely comprised of military veterans, and IRCC members are known for their ongoing practice of donating to an assortment of […]

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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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