Welcome to the Yale Club of the Suncoast Membership page

You are cordially invited you to join the Yale Club of the Suncoast (YCS), 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 luncheon of the combined Yale-Harvard-Princeton Clubs is held annually at Michaels-on-East.

The Yale Club of the Suncoast comprises 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. Our Club also participates in the annual college nights, the Ivy League Fair, and the Yale Day of Service. Yale Day of Service volunteers this year helped to supply and staff Sarasota’s annual Veterans’ Stand Down providing supplies and services for homeless Vets in our area,  a team packed cartons of food to supply the All Faiths Food Bank and members volunteered to assist special needs children and adults at Kids Night Out at Easter Seals of Southwest Florida.

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. 

Dues are only $40 per year.  For luncheon meetings and special events, members will receive 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, you are invited to come to our Welcome Back Reception Party at the Sarasota Yacht Club from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evening, October 27, 2019. Registration may be completed by going to the Events tab on the website. If  you have any questions about the Party, the Club or membership, please feel free to contact our Membership Chair, Clarissa Moore at clarissa.petrino@gmail.com

Our Club members look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our very active Club.

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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