Residents/Stories

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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$2,000 Donation to Thrift Store Helps Homeless Veterans

Indian River Colony Club patriotic culture centered on service to others The Indian River Colony Club Foundation assisted homeless veterans through a $2,000 donation to Down the Road Thrift Store. The store helps the veterans with basic home furnishings at no charge. Pictured left to right:  Julie Roberts, IRCC CFO; Jerry Vaughan, General Manager; Skip Taylor, […]

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Army Wives Donate to the Veterans Transitional Facility

Army Wives annual drive to donate toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergents to the Veterans Transitional Facility in Melbourne was a huge success!  IRCC resident, Cheryl’s minivan was packed to the roof with donations. A BIG THANKS to all who contributed to our success once again this year.  Although the Army wives donate money […]

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Military Wives Salute Service at Indian River Colony Club

(VIERA, FL) February 12, 2018 – Military wives are spirited and resilient by nature. They have left family behind to move halfway around the world, put careers on hold, made new friends over and over and mastered the art of self-sufficiency. On January 26 at Indian River Colony Club in Viera, the military wives clubs of […]

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IRCC Resident, John Snyder – The Second Amendment to the Constitution

John Snyder, credited by the Washington Post and the NY Times as “THE DEAN OF GUN LOBBYISTS” treated members of the The Military Society of the Blue Badge and their guests to an outstanding presentation regarding the US Constitution and the Second Amendment (The Right To Keep and Bear Arms), at the April 28th monthly […]

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The Women of IRCC – Judy Joyce Winn

Judy is a multi-talented woman; a licensed pilot, and author, who is a pleasure to meet. Judy was born in up-state New York, and lived in Canajoharie in the Mohawk Valley area. She was an only child and the family later moved to Kissimmee, and then to Melbourne in time for her to enter sixth […]

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Indian River Colony Club, Inc. Club Day Proclaimed by Brevard County Commission

IRCC turns 31 and is congratulated for patriotism, community service (VIERA, FL) March 10, 2017 – A group of seniors at a Brevard County Commission meeting is nothing new. But the well-dressed group from Indian River Colony Club in Viera weren’t there on Tuesday, March 7 to weigh in on a political matter. Rather they […]

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Project “We Give a Hoot”, the Great Horned Owl Rescue

Louis Belize, IRCC golf course employee, discovered a baby Great Horned owl on the ground while working on Hole #7 fairway. Realizing the baby owl probably fell from the nest and was in trouble, he notified IRCC Pest Control employee, Ed Carbin, who went immediately to the spot on the 7 Hole fairway.  Randy Poppe, […]

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The Women of IRCC – Jean Beschen

By Audrey Krienen “It was usually dinner time when we would hear the air raid sirens and my parents and I would go to our air raid shelter that my father had built off our basement. My father and I would frequently go out to the garden and watch the “Dog Fights” between the German […]

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MG Ed Browne’s Trip Back In Time

Our IRCC neighbor MG Edward Browne, USA (Ret), took a trip back in time recently to fly the Y0-3A “Quiet Aircraft” at Buchanan Field in Concord, California. During his 33 year Army career, Ed was the project manager of five engineering aircraft development programs. During that time, he became renown throughout Army Program Management for […]

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The Colony Singers

The Colony Singers continues to be IRCC’s “Musical Ambassadors” with important and prestigious engagements both on and off the campus. Early last month, they performed for a large crowd at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club at the special invitation of the Brevard Symphony Society.  Having been booked for this performance for almost a year, they […]

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Harry O. “Skip” Taylor

Class of 1959 Courage, valor, bravery, heroism, dedication, leadership, duty, honor, and country, these terms, and more, are still inadequate in describing Lt. Col. Harry O. “Skip” Taylor, MA, Infantry, Airborne Ranger,officer in the U. S. Army. “Skip” served his country in many ways beginning with Vietnam where, while completing several tours of duty in combat […]

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