The Military Officers Association of Sarasota
The 31stAnnual Military Gala
Sunday, December 8th 2013
At Michael’s on East
1800 hrs – No-Host Cocktails & Social, Easy Music & Dancing
1900 hrs – Toasts, Dinner & Installation of 2014 Board of Directors
2040 hrs - Group Singing of Service Songs
Music for Dancing & Enjoyment by “La Croix”
DRESS CODE: Dress Uniform or Black Tie for Officers (Dark Suit and Tie acceptable)
Appropriate Evening Attire for Spouses and Guests
Chardonnay or Merlot Wine for Traditional Toasts
Composed Salad of Ruby and Golden Beet Carpaccio with Baby Arugula,
Toasted Pistachio Goat Cheese with Sliced Figs Drizzled with a Fresh Fig Vinaigrette
Signature Bread Basket
Garlic & Herb Crusted Sliced Chateau of Beef
Jumbo Crab Stuffed Shrimp Drizzled with Warm Lemon Chive Vinaigrette
Manchego Potato Croquettes, Shaved Brussel Sprouts & Gingered Baby Carrots
Chocolate Mountain #2: Chocolate Mousse Plus Layers of Banana-Walnut Cake and Chocolate Banana Ganache Wrapped in an Abstract Chocolate Shell
Served Coffee, Decaf & Tea
A VERY SPECIAL EVENING FOR ONLY $ 55.00 PER PERSON
(INCLUDES GRATUITY, TAXES, AND BAND)
We are again collecting toys for the US Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS
Please bring an unwrapped toy (or a donation check)
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Please return this reservation form with your check made to MOAS to: ELKE SCOTT 841 FORESTVIEW CT SARASOTA, FL 34232
Please reserve _____ seats for the GALA.
A check for $________ is enclosed @ $55.00 per person (maximum of 10 people per table)
Name/Rank & Phone # _________________________________________Beef ____ Shrimp_____
Spouse and/or Guests (Use extra sheet if required for more attendees)
Name (Rank)____________________________________________ Beef _______ Shrimp_____
Name(Rank) _____________________________________________Beef _______ Shrimp ____
Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund (SMOSF)
SMOSF provides educational and vocational merit based scholarships to qualified, high achieving seniors and, for the first time, need based scholarships to returning veterans attending local educational institutions. We have supported High School JROTC programs, the Academic Olympics and other youth related educational activities. Our SMOSF Support Our Troops (SOT) program, dedicated to providing morale enhancing support services to deployed service members, has been highly successful and brought us recognition from the troops, MOAA, and local communities.
The Patterson Foundation, through its Legacy of Valor Campaign, has announced a dollar-for-dollar matching opportunity for twelve (12) community organizations supporting veterans in South West Florida. Our Scholarship Fund was selected as one of the twelve eligible for this wonderful matching gift. Participating organizations had to meet the following criteria:
- Current partners in the Legacy of Valor campaign honoring veterans and their families.
- Have updated profiles on the Community Foundation of Sarasota’s Giving Partner site.
- Have an ongoing program that benefits those who have, will, or are serving in the United States military.
SMOSF’s commitment to education, veterans assistance, and deployed active duty military personnel through SOT along with our presence on The Giving Partner site and our participation in the Legacy of Valor campaign met these requirements.
From October 15th through November 15th, The Patterson Foundation will match donations from $25 up to $1,000 made by credit card through the http://givetolegacyofvalor.org website.
Each individual is permitted to make only one donation to an organization!!
Donations must be made on-line, and the information flyer describes the steps for going on-line to the website, selecting the Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund, and making a donation. Make your donation as early as possible.
Any donation, great and small, will help SMOSF to get closer to its goal to improve the lives of veterans, support active duty military, and provide financial assistance to deserving high school seniors and those who will one day be serving in the United States military and be there for us.
This is your chance to double the value of your donation to SMOSF.
Please pass this information on to friends and family for them to contribute to this worthy cause.
MOAA Members were served an excellent lunch and heard an interesting presentation about the art and design of the Patriot Plaza currently under construction at the Sarasota National Cemetery.