Welcome to the Yale Club of the Suncoast Membership page.

Dear Colleague of Yale University,

I cordially invite you to join our Yale Club of the Suncoast, an active group that sponsors monthly luncheons at the Sarasota Yacht Club with interesting speakers (including distinguished Yale professors) through the Winter season, and “drop-in” lunches during the Summer and early Fall.  Our Club is a great place to re-connect with classmates and to make new Yale friends.  Note our joint February 8, 2019 luncheon of the combined Yale-Harvard-Princeton Clubs will be held at Michaels-on-East.

Our Alumni Club, comprising some 140 members along with spouses and partners, current Yalies and their families from Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto and Charlotte Counties. YCS also supports our alma mater by interviewing all local applicants to Yale, presenting book awards to outstanding juniors at area high schools and sponsoring an annual reception for book award recipients and their families, in order to acquaint them with the many opportunities that Yale offers.  In recent years our area has generated a significant number of admissions to Yale College.  We also participate in the annual college nights, the Ivy League Fair, and the Yale Day of Service, most recently by helping to supply and staff Sarasota’s annual Veterans’ Stand Down providing supplies and services for homeless vets in our area.

The Club also sponsors a number of special events.  These include for this forthcoming season, a luncheon with “The Whiffenpoofs”, a special tour and dinner at the Ringling College and a dinner cruise aboard Marina Jack II.

To join the Yale Club of the Suncoast, click on the link below where you may complete an application. 

Alternatively, a Membership Application may be filled out and returned to: Yale Club of the Suncoast, PO Box 753, Sarasota, FL 34230. (Please call or email me if you would like an application). Dues are only $40 per year and our policy is to waive the first year’s dues for new members, in order to give you an opportunity to see for yourself our Club’s many worthwhile offerings.  For luncheon meetings and special events, we will send members a notice by e-mail and they may go to the website to register.

Our speaker luncheons are held the second Tuesday of the month beginning in November and extending through May.  The cost is $25/person.

Even if you have not yet decided to join the Club, I hope that you will come to our Welcome Back Reception Party at the Sarasota Yacht Club from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evening, October 28, 2018. Registration may be completed on the website or by mailing the enclosed forms with your check to the above address. If  you have any questions about the Party, the Club or membership, please feel free to contact me at elaine.gustafson@yale.edu or 203-676-9988.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our other Club members.


Elaine Gustafson, YSN ’86, President

Please review our eligibility criteria:

Any person who has been connected with any department of Yale University as a student or as an instructor, or who has received an honorary degree from the University, shall be eligible for membership in the association. Also eligible for membership shall be the surviving spouse of any deceased member and the parents and grandparents of current or past students at the University. (BY-LAWS, Yale Club of the Suncoast, Inc, Article II, Section I)

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