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.

Dues have remained constant for many years now – truly a bargain at $40 per year. Members receive discounts on all luncheons and events sponsored by the YCS, listing in our hard copy YCS Directory, and the heartfelt thanks from a hardworking Board who depend on membership dues to underwrite our Club’s activities.

Eligibility for membership extends to the entire family of our Yale community including spouses, parents, and grandparents.

If you have any questions about the Club or membership, please feel free to contact our Membership Chair, Clarissa Moore at clarissa.petrino@gmail.com.

To join the Yale Club of the Suncoast, or to renew your membership 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 $30/person for registered guests. Yale affiliated non-members, non-member guests and all walk-ins are $35/person. See Schedule of Events below, Click on Events tab to register for events.

If  you have any questions about 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)

2022 – 2023 Season

Sunday October 22           Welcome Back cocktail party
Sarasota Yacht Club

Tuesday November 8        Luncheon, Mark Pritchett, President and CEO;
Jon Thaxton, Senior Vice President for Community Leadership
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Sarasota Yacht Club

Saturday, November 19     Yale/Harvard Game Watch Party
Rafferty’s Sports Bar, 1888 Main St., Sarasota

Tuesday, December 13      Luncheon, Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor                                                       Emerita,  University of South Florida
November 2022 Election Results
Sarasota Yacht Club

Wednesday, January 18     Luncheon, Ambassador Eric Rubin, President,
American Foreign Service Association
Sarasota Yacht Club

Monday, January 23          Dinner and Presentation, Dr. Larry Thompson, President
Ringling College of Art

Thursday, February 2         Luncheon, Emeritus Yale Professor Murray Biggs and
Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO
Hermitage Artist Retreat
Sarasota Yacht Club

Friday, February 10           Yale/Harvard/Princeton lunch
Marc Lapadula, Playwright, Screenwriter and
Sr Lecturer in Film Studies, Yale
Michael’s on East

Sunday, February 26          Feb Club Emeritus
Dockside Waterfront Grill, Venice

Tuesday, March 14             Luncheon, Yale Professor TBA
Sarasota Yacht Club

Late March TBD                 Baltimore Orioles baseball game
Ed Smith Stadium

March TBD                         Spring Social Event, Lobster Bake
Longboat Key Isles Beach Club

Tuesday, April 11                 Luncheon, Nate Jacobs, Founder and Artistic Director or
Julie Leach, Executive Director
West Coast Black Theater Troupe
Sarasota Yacht Club

April TBD                            Tour and Luncheon or Dinner
Bishop Planetarium, Bradenton

Tuesday, May 9                    Luncheon
Program and location TBD

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