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    February Membership Meeting

    VP Election & Special Guest Speaker, Chuck Henry
    Saturday, February 20, 11AM

    Mark your calendars for our February 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting
    Register Today at the following link:


    After we hold a Special Election to fill a vacancy in the position of Club Vice-President, our Special Guest Speaker will be Chuck Henry, MPA, Health Officer, Florida Department of Health, Sarasota County. Chuck will update us on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

    March Membership Meeting

    Speaker, Dr. Terry L Root
    Saturday, March 20, 11AM

    Mark your calendars for our March 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting
    Register Today at the following link:


    We have re-booked the speaker who we were forced to cancel at the beginning of this pandemic last March! Terry L. Root is Professor Emerita at Stanford University. She was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change 4th Assessment Report that in 2007 was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore. Also, she was a lead author
    for the 3rd Assessment Report (2001) and a Review Editor for the 5th Assessment Report (2014). In addition to other honors, Root was awarded the Spirit of Defenders Award for Science by Defenders of Wildlife in 2010. She served on the National Audubon Board of Directors from 2010 to 2019, and is on
    numerous science advisory boards.

    April Membership Meeting

    Speaker, Dr. Kameron P Hodges
    Saturday, April 17, 11AM

    Mark your calendars for our April 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting
    Register Today at the following link:

    Our Special Speaker is Dr. Kameron P. Hodges, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO

    The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center

    Kameron will be presenting “The Tale of Two Counties: Income & Wealth Inequality in Sarasota County”

    May Membership Meeting
    Speaker: Gillian Beck, CFM
    Saturday, May 15, 11:00am

    Register Today at the following link:

    As Hurricane season approaches, our new Club Vice-President, Gillian Beck, will be presenting on the City’s new Flood maps (FIRMs), flood risk, hurricane preparation, mitigation, and post disaster help. Now the President of Dancing Waters Consulting LLC, Gillian was previously with the Florida Division of Emergency Management Bureau of Mitigation, and a former CRS Coordinator with the City of Venice.

    June Membership Meeting

    Speaker, Author Janisse Ray
    Saturday, June 19, 11AM

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    Ray is an American writer whose subject most often falls into the borderland of nature and culture. She has published five books of nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. Ray has won an American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, Southern Bookseller Awards, Southern Environmental Law Center Writing Awards, and Eisenberg Award, among others. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book. The author has been inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. She lives on an organic farm near Savannah. Red Lanterns, Ray's second book of poetry, is forthcoming in Spring 2021.


    4th of July Picnic
    Sunday, July 4, 1pm - 4pm

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    Get ready to come out of lockdown with our July 4th COVID Safe Picnic at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Dr. S. on Venice Island. Music and Guest Speakers to be announced. We hope to see a very large group of fully vaccinated members and guests!


    Stay tuned for additional information!

    July Membership Meeting
    Back at NAAR Hall to Talk Politics!?
    Sunday, July 17, 11am

    Register Today at the following link:


    Our tentative plan is to resume in-person meetings at NAAR Hall in July, pending of course the status of the Pandemic and confirmation of re-opening by the Venice United Church of Christ.


    Stay tuned for additional information!

    August Membership Meeting

    Focus on the Venice City Council Election

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    As the November Venice City Council Election approaches, we will be focused on our primary mission, Winning Elections! Our candidate (s) for Venice City Council will be our Special Guest (s)


    Stay tuned for additional information!

    September Membership Meeting
    Speaker: Dr. Susan MacManus

    Saturday, September 18th
    Come at 10:30 to Socialize, Meeting begins at 11:00am

    Register Today at the following link:

    Dr. MacManus is one of the most knowledgeable and quoted political analysts in Florida. You won't want to miss her insightful dive into Florida politics.

    October Membership Meeting

    Speaker: Andrew Warren

    State Attorney, Hillsborough County
    "Criminal Justice Reform in Florida"

    Come at 10:30 to Socialize,
    Meeting begins at 11:00am

    Register Today at the following link: https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/380108/

    Formerly a Federal Prosecutor, Andrew Warren was elected as State Attorney of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, in November 2016 and re-elected in November 2020. Warren leads an office of approximately 130 prosecutors and 300 total employees whose mission is to build a safer community while promoting justice and fairness for everyone in the criminal justice system.

    20th Anniversary Celebration
    Stay Tuned for Details
    November or December

    Yes, this year our Club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our founding and our Board of Directors has approved funding for a delayed 20th Anniversary Celebration!


    Stay tuned for additional information!