Luncheon Friday February 21, 2014

Feburary 14, 2014 Happy Hour 1700 to 1900

Happy Hour Friday February 14, 2014 1700 to 1900 at the O'Club (Cafe' Epicure) in downtown Sarasota at 1298 Palm Ave (Corner of Palm and Main Street). They have a convenient bar on the side of the restaurant. They sell lower priced drinks until 1800.

Time is 1700 to 1900. (5 to 7 pm for aviators). We want to recreate the camaraderie of the O' Club that we enjoyed in our younger days.

Note that it is also Valentines Day so be prepared.  You could take your significant other out to dinner afterwards or before.

No cost except for what you eat or drink - No Reservations.

We look forward to seeing you.


Don Cunningham and George Tracy 
remembering the 
USCGC Eagle 

The USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) (formerly the SSS Horst Wessel) is a 295-foot (90 m)
 barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast

Glad you survived your "USCGC Eagle experience". Also a highlight for me - furling sail on the fore royal (for landlubbers, it's the top sail of five, on the foremast of the 299' Coast Guard barque.



What a great picture of a 3-mated barque, which you know so well, taking me back to that great summer of 1960 on the USCGC Eagle. If you had a fore royal sail station, you had the best seat in the house!!  Always fun to pull out my copy of Eagle Seamanship (1969), which I picked up to replace my long-lost original and is a joy to peruse from time to time.

George Tracy


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Photos of the Luncheon January 17, 2014

Birthdays in December and January

Birthday Girl.  100 Years Young

Our program was a number of great songs from terrific opera singers.