Happy Hour Friday July 10, 2015 1700 to 1900 at the Sarasota Vineyard

(Formerly the Wine Club, now under new management)

We have recreated the camaraderie of the O' Club that we enjoyed in our younger days. Please join us at the Club. 

1528 Main Street
Sarasota Florida

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

Spouses are encourage to attend.

The Vineyard has two intimate rooms in the rear and a large wine tasting area.

We plan on making this our O'Club of the Day for some time.  Hope you can join us at the Happy Hour.

Calendar June - July 2015

The Sarasota Breeze - List of Coming Events

Attached is the June 2015 issue of the MOAS monthly newsletter, The Sarasota Breeze, as well as a separate Reservation Form for you to use when making your reservation for the June Luncheon—on Friday June 19 at Michael’s on East. (Please note the luncheon price of $27 per person.) 

Don’t forget the following events:    
YAHOO Tour of Edison & Ford Estates on June 9.

MEET & GREET at the Sarasota Vineyard on Friday June 12 at 1528 Main Street (between Lemon & Orange Avenues) in Downtown Sarasota

Celebration of the Stars & Stripes----Flag Day—June 14 6PM at the Sarasota National Cemetery- Patriot Plaza

Marina Jack Luncheon Cruise — July 22

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our normal location...Michaels on East...on Friday June 19  11:30 AM

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

Click for the Sarasota Breeze

Click for the June Luncheon Registration Form

June-July Calendar - Luncheon June 19

The Sarasota Breeze - List of Coming Events

Meet and Greet Happy Hour — July 10

Marina Jack Luncheon Cruise — July 22

Yahoo Trip to Edison and Ford Winter Estates

MOAS Yahoo's had a great trip to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Meyer, Florida. Thanks to Carol and John O'brien for setting up the even.

Click for more photos

Click for more photos 2014


By Tom Piazze, Program Director

An audience of young and old totaling more than 2000 people was on hand at Patriot Plaza on Flag Day 2015 for an informative, entertaining and patriotic evening celebrating the 238th birthday of our “Stars and Stripes”. Held as part of the American Flag Protocol Initiative, the event was jointly hosted by the MOAS and the POPS Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, conducted by Dr. Robyn Bell.

The ninety minute musical event focused on the origin and history of the United States Flag as presented by Vane Scott III, from Newcomerstown, Ohio, who brought life and comedy to this amazing story. As a special feature of the evening, formal Flag Retirement and Retreat Ceremonies overlooking the impressive features of the Sarasota National Cemetery were also conducted.

In addition to the POPS Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, other local organizations taking part in the ceremony included the Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion Post 159; Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida; Young Marines from Venice Middle School; VeteransU; and Goodwill Manasota.

Special thanks to all MOAS members on the Planning Committee for their untiring efforts to make this event an overwhelming success, to include: Brian McCarthy, Linda Gould, Alan Forrester, Jim Connell, Tony Mowery, Chris White, George Tracy, Barbara Hamilton and Jack Barnett.

Should you be interested in having MOAS sponsor more of these type events in the future, please visit our website at www.starsandstripescelebration.com  to learn how you can make that happen.

Flag Day Videos

Click to See Video -Flag Day Program Begins 

Flag Day Presentation

Welcome - President George Tracy

Flag Day Presentation

Color Guard

Flag Retirement Ceremony - Sound Retreat

Flag Day Photos

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Photo

Click for more photos.

Photos by Lynn Trusal

Photos by the Herald Tribune

Last night was our big Military Officers Association of Sarasota event celebrating Flag Day.  Many of you were there.  We had no idea how many people would be there.  It was a success.  

We had well over 1,000 in attendance at the Sarasota National Cemetery.  Thank you to all of those that helped with publicity. See the front page of Herald Tribune today. for coverage. 


Alan Forester