Welcome Club of Sarasota/ Manatee

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friends we have not yet met.

Next Monthly Luncheon Meeting:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Message from the Co-Presidents

Our warm and wonderful Sarasota summer season is now in full swing, and if you thought the fun events and activities of the Welcome Club would slow down during the hot months, think again! Our program chairmen Wanda Cordell-Tondreau and Dee Kennedy have been hard at work confirming a diverse, interesting and entertaining lineup of speakers for our monthly luncheons. Here are just a few highlights of upcoming programs:

  • In July, Meredith Scerba, executive director of the 2017 World Rowing Championships at Benderson Park, will give us a preview of this fall’s competition, an historic first for our area. Men are invited!

  • In August, we’ll hear from Bruce Rodgers about the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, a mecca for artists with brilliant ideas.

  • In September, our well-known Selby Gardens will be featured as we learn about its history and its huge variety of native plants.

Our social committee is not taking a vacation this summer either! We can all look forward to Greek Night at El Greco’s on July27 (look inside this newsletter for details), champagne brunch at Stoneybrook Country Club on Aug. 20 (also more details inside), and trivia night with Italian buffet at Gecko’s in Palmer Ranch on Sept. 25. And the day trips and tours committee plans a Bookstore One outing June 9 (details in this newsletter), a South Florida Museum visit in August and a possible trip to a local brewing company in September. Watch the newsletter every month for details as plans are confirmed. 

For the Welcome Club, it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. But more than that, it’s fun! You’re all invited to come to the luncheons, sign up for events and join a committee to make the most of our pledge of friendship.

— Janet and Mary Alice

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