An unforgettable chance to speak

  • The steel and glass ceiling rises above Patriot Plaza like the wings of a giant swan.
    Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.
    Last Modified: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.
    If first impressions count, Mike Adkinson is one of those guys who embraces life's challenges. Even if it's an unknown guest speaker.
    He's a retired Army lieutenant colonel who went into public relations before discovering this secret known as Sarasota. (If you meet Mike, ask him about the blue marlin he recently caught.)
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Photos by Lynn Trusal

Pariot Plaza Dedication

Colonel Gould Marshaling the Troops

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If you are unable to attend the Community Dedication event, The Patterson Foundation will rebroadcast the Community Dedication event on the following channels in the month of July:

  • ABC7
  • SNN6
  • The Education Channel, Comcast 20 / Verizon 33
  • Access Sarasota, Comcast 19 / Verizon 32

Please check back after June 28th for specific rebroadcast dates and times.

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Coming Events

Dear Member--

The July issue of the MOAS monthly newsletter, The Sarasota Breeze, as well as a separate Reservation Form has been emailed for you to use when making your reservation for the July Luncheon—on Friday July 18 at Michael’s on East.

Don’t forget the following special dates on your calendar---

June 28 — Patriot Plaza Dedication

July 11
 — Meet & Greet at Sarasota Wine Club

July 15
 — YAHOO visit to Southeastern Guide Dogs Campus

August 6 — YAHOO Sunset @ Siesta Key Beach

 August 8 — Meet & Greet at Sarasota Wine Club

If your spouse wishes to have a separate copy of the Breeze sent to her email address, please notify me at the above email address  and I will gladly add you to the address list.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our Luncheon, our Meet & Greet(s) and at our YAHOO activities.

As usual, we hope you enjoy this issue—and ask that you let us know if you have any suggestions for future issues.

Thank you
Len Friedlander & Patt Staley

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Yahoo Event at DaRuMa Japanese Steak House

Another fine Yahoo event organized by Carol Obrien at the DaRuMa Japanese Steak House. A good time was had by all.

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