President’s Message https://yaleclubofthesuncoast.org/event/save-the-date-welcome-back-party-sunday-october-23-2022-patio-at-sarasota-yacht-club-2022-10-23/If you are not able to make a reservation online, you can email me at email@example.com. It’s time to Renew your Membership as well. Click on this link to renew online. There will also be paper Membership Renewal forms at the Welcome Back Party – bring a check or cash to renew in person. You must renew by December 1, 2022, if you want to be included in the 2022 – 2023 Yale Club of the Suncoast Directory. Be sure to include any changes of email address, phone numbers, or mailing addresses. https://www.memberplanet.com/s/yaleclubofthesuncoast/membershiprenewalapplication2019_2 We have had some unforeseen changes to our 2022 – 2023 Schedule. Our Program Committee, ably chaired by volunteer Rick Lannamann, has been working overtime. I’ve decided to double his salary. Here is the latest version as of mid-October. Stay tuned for updates via our website. https://yaleclubofthesuncoast.org/events/ Sunday October 23 Welcome Back Cocktail Party 5 – 7 pm Sarasota Yacht Club – Lower Deck Tuesday November 8 Luncheon. Sarasota Yacht Club Mark Pritchett, President and CEO Gulf Coast Community Foundation Jon Thaxton, Senior Vice President for Community Leadership Saturday, November 19 Yale/Harvard Game Watch Party Kick Off is 12 pm Rafferty’s Sports Bar, 1888 Main St., Sarasota Tuesday, December 13 Luncheon. Sarasota Yacht Club. Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of South Florida November 2022 Election Results January Luncheon – Date TBD, Sarasota Yacht Club. Ambassador Eric Rubin, President, American Foreign Service Association Monday, January 23 Dinner and Presentation, Dr. Larry Thompson, President, Ringling College of Art Ringling College of Art Thursday, February 2 Luncheon. Sarasota Yacht Club. Murray Biggs, Yale Professor Emeritus Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO, Hermitage Artist Retreat Friday, February 10 Yale/Harvard/Princeton luncheon. Robert Blocker, Dean, Yale School of Music; Professor of Piano; Professor of Leadership Strategies at Yale School of Management Michael’s on East Sunday, February 26 Feb Club Emeritus. Cocktails, 4 – 6 pm Dockside Waterfront Grill, Fisherman’s Wharf Marina 509 N Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285 Tuesday, March 14 Luncheon. Sarasota Yacht Club. Yale Professor TBD Sunday, March 26 Baltimore Orioles baseball game vs. Philadelphia Ed Smith Stadium Tuesday, April 11 Luncheon. Sarasota Yacht Club. Nate Jacobs, Founder and Artistic Director or Julie Leach, Executive Director West Coast Black Theater Troupe Monday, April 24 Tour and Dinner Bishop Planetarium, Bradenton Tuesday, May 9 Luncheon Program and location TBD See you all at the Welcome Back Party, October 23rd. Happy Birthday to Us! Boola! Elizabeth Spahn, President Yale Club of the SuncoastOctober, 2022 Welcome Back! Our fabulous Welcome Back Cocktail Party is next Sunday, October 23rd from 5 – 7 pm on the lower deck of the Sarasota Yacht Club. Tickets are $35 per person and include one drink (thereafter cash bar), plentiful hors d’oeuvres, our favorite classical/jazz guitarist providing background music, and of course great conversations with your fellow Yalies. You do not want to miss this stellar event! (Casual attire. Blazers optional.) Swap your best Hurricane Ian stories! It is the 65th Anniversary of the Yale Club of the Suncoast, according to longstanding members Ed Williams and Oliver Janney. There will be cake! RSVP by clicking this link.