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Welcome Back – Winter, 2022

From: President Elizabeth Spahn, ‘72

Dear Yale Club of the Suncoast Members and Friends:

As the season kicks off, we are still struggling with how best to proceed during yet another wave of Covid. The Yale Club of the Suncoast Board of Directors has steered a middle path to ensure the health and safety of our members, while continuing our in-person gatherings. (Our efforts to meet via Zoom last year, frankly, were sparsely attended by members. I suspect many of us are less tech-savvy than Yale undergrads.) The Board is doing its best to keep our YCS community healthy and active. Any mistakes are mine alone. Feel free to email me with suggestions. Elizabeth.spahn@gmail.com

Please note that all YCS events require either a recent negative Covid test or proof of vaccination to ensure the safety of our speakers, guests, and members. Masks are required.

Our YCS membership renewal drive, led by Brian Kelly and his Magnificent Seven, was highly successful. The YCS Directory including all our current members up-to-date contact information is at the printer as I write. It should be available to all members very soon. Thank you to all who renewed or joined as dues-paying members. The Club would not be able to host our programs without these contributions to our reserves.

Outdoor events are our focus this year. Taking full advantage of our beautiful Suncoast weather and scenery, we hope that outdoors is also safer for all of us. We will continue to follow the Sarasota area Arts Communities protocols requiring proof of either a recent negative Covid test or vaccination until the Board decides it is no longer necessary.

Our website https://yaleclubofthesuncoast.org/events/ will keep you up to date with all our events including any last- minute changes.

Schedule of Events 2022

January 16th (Sunday) 3:30 pm Welcome Back Cocktail Party. Sarasota Yacht Club (Outdoor event)

January 31st (Monday) 10:45 a.m. The Hermitage Artists’ Retreat Private Tour and Lunch, 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223 (Outdoor event)

February 11th (Friday) 11:30 a.m. Yale/Harvard/Princeton Luncheon. Princeton’s speaker will be David W. Miller, Director of the Faith and Work Initiative at Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Michael’s on East, 1212 S. East Ave, Sarasota

February 25th (Friday) 5 pm or thereabouts. Drop In Cocktails with the Naples Yale Club. Feb Club Emeritus event. TBA. (Outdoor event. No RSVP required.)

March 6th (Sunday) Baseball Game. 1:00 p.m. Orioles play the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota (Check website to ensure the lockout has ended.) We have seats in the shade. (Outdoor event)

March 23rd (Wednesday) 11:30 a.m. Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar speaks. Sarasota Yacht Club. [Note that our normal second Tuesday luncheon schedule is changed to accommodate Professor Amar’s teaching schedule at Yale.]

April 10th (Sunday) 5 p.m. Dinner Cruise on the Marina Jack Yacht. (Semi-outdoor event)

April 12th (Tuesday) 11:30 a.m. Local Water Quality, Red Tide, and Toxic Spills speaker from FSU TBA. Sarasota Yacht Club.

May 10th (Tuesday) 11:30 a.m. Social Luncheon (no speaker) outdoors on the deck.

Please note that all YCS events require either a recent negative Covid test or proof of vaccination to ensure the safety of our speakers, guests, and members. Masks are required.