MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION IS ENTERTAINED BY THE SARASOTA OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS


MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION IS ENTERTAINED BY THE SARASOTA OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS


Southwest FL - Once again, five Sarasota Opera Studio Artists delighted the members and guests at our January 15th luncheon. Sam Lowry, the Opera’s Director for Audience Development summarized this year's Winter Opera Festival, which will complete the 28- year Verdi Cycle, dedicated to performing every note of music written by Giuseppe Verde.


Tenor Raymon Godfrey Geis from Boistfort WA and baritone Joseph Ryan from Sarasota thrilled us with the impassioned duet, “Au fond du temple saint”, from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. Mr. Ryan is also cover (understudy) for Don Pizarro in Fidelio. They were followed by bass-baritone William Roberts, from Kingspoint NY, who sang the triumphant “O tu Palermo” from Verdi's I Vespri Sicliani. Mr. Roberts will sing the role of the Second Consul of Milan in The Battle of Legnano and also covers for Ramfis in Aida, Don Fernando in Fidelio and Marcovaldo in Legnano – an impressive repertoire, indeed.


Soprano Lindsey Anderson, from Traverse City MI, sang the courageous “Suicidio” from Ponchielli's La Gioconda. She will cover the heroine Lenore in Fidelio. Bass-baritone Isaiah Musik-Ayala, from Cotati CA, sang Banco's foreboding aria “Come dal ciel precipa” from Verdi's Macbeth; he is also cover for the King of Egypt in Aida and Frederico Barbarossa in Legnano. Messrs. Ryan and Roberts capped the program with a powerful rendition of “Suoni la tromba” from I Puritani by Bellini. Maestro Howard Lubin, music Director of the Studio Artist Program, expertly accompanied the singers.


The 2016 Winter Opera Festival begins Jan 30th with Verdi's beloved Aida, a passionate tale of a tragic love triangle, which will be the largest production ever presented by the Sarasota Opera. It will be followed by Mozart's delightful comedy Così fan tutte opening on Feb 6th; and Beethoven's only Grand Opera, Fidelio, on Feb 13th. When the final Verdi opera, The Battle of Legnano opens Feb 13th, the Sarasota Opera will become the only opera company in the world to have performed every note Verdi wrote. This historic achievement will be celebrated on March 20th with a Verdi concert, preceded by a gala dinner and followed by an After Party. Visitors from around the world, including two of Verdi's great-grand-children will be in attendance.


Tickets for all may be obtained from the Opera Box Office (328-1300) or www.sarasotaopera.org.


MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America.  MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers with 370,000 members.  It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.  For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com  

Are you a former military officer? Please come and join us at our monthly luncheon.


 

For More Information, Contact:


Alan Forrester
aforrester@tampabay.rr.com
(P) 941-504-5759

For Immediate Release





Calendar and the Breeze Feb - Mar- Apr 2016

Feb 2017 Breeze



Dear Member

Attached below  is the February 2017 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 February Luncheon on February 17th at Michael’s on East.   

Our February Luncheon program will feature the Professor John Jackson of the Naval War College one of our foremost experts on drones and autonomous technologies …please make your reservations early.

As noted last month, Michaels on East has raised their luncheon price - and as a result the luncheon price is now $28.00 per person.

Luncheon reservations are now being coordinated and administered by Valerie McCarthy.  Please note the new address and contact information when making your reservations. 
Valerie McCarthy
7429 Starfish Drive
Sarasota FL 34231

We are in the midst of our Membership Renewal Campaign. You should have received your membership renewal notice in November 2016.  If you have renewed your membership for 2017 — Thank you!!

If you have not yet renewed your membership — please mail your renewal and your dues to MOAS  PO Box 1016 Sarasota FL 34230-1016

Looking forward to seeing you all at the luncheon

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,
Editor


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Happy Hour / Meet and Greet - Friday January 8, 2016









Happy Hour / Meet and Greet

Friday January 8, 2016







At The O Club of the Day 





1528 Main Street, 
Sarasota Florida 



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


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

Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend.

The Vineyard has two intimate rooms in the rear and a large wine tasting area.
Hope you can join us at the Happy Hour.

Go to the blog for more scoop or to see our photos.
  


MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION INSTALLS ITS 2015 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AT ITS 33ND WINTER GALA

For Immediate Release

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION INSTALLS ITS 2015 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AT ITS 33ND WINTER GALA

Southwest FL - It was a special and wonderfully entertaining evening as MOAS members, spouses, and guests gathered at Michael’s on East on Sunday, December 20th for the Chapter’s 33rd Annual Military Gala. The ballroom was beautifully decorated; uniforms, tuxedos, military decorations, and beautiful dresses and gowns were everywhere to be seen; and the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots boxes overflowed with dump trucks, dolls, teddy bears and pandas.

The Riverview High School JROTC Color Guard Commanded by SGM Roger Mitchell opened the formal part of the evening by parading and posting the Colors, followed by the playing of the National Anthem and the invocation by Chaplain (Col) Charles Caudill. Traditional toasts were proposed by MOAS members to the President; Uniformed Services; MOAA Members & guests; Allied Nations; Fallen Comrades & POW/MIAs; and Spouses & Families.

After thanking the outgoing Board of Directors and members for their support throughout the year, President Tracy presented MOAA Presidential Awards to Elke Scott and Pat McLain for their outstanding work for MOAS during the past years, and Col John O’Brien & Carol O’Brien were honored with the Martin Hertz Lifetime Community Service Award for their management of the MOAS Support Our Troops (SOT) Program over the past years.

Col Len Friedlander, USAF (Ret), Southwest Area Vice-President of the Florida Council Of Chapters installed the 2016 MOAS Officers and Directors; Past President Troy Scott & President George Tracy attached the 2015 MOAA Five Star Level of Excellence streamer on the chapter flag. President Tracy led the singing of the service songs and God Bless America to end the evening’s program. The room was then taken over by the folks dancing to the music of La Croix.

Our thanks to Elke Scott and Pat McLain for their outstanding work on reservations, seating and overall coordination to make the gala a success.

MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers with 370,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com Are you a former military officer?Please come and join us at our monthly luncheon.


For More Information, Contact:
Alan Forrester
aforrester@tampabay.rr.com
(P) 941-504-5759


Antique Ship Models at the Maritime Museum

For naval enthusiasts, MOAS member Vic Reiling (LT, USN) installed a large collection of antique toy ship models at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street W, Cortez, FL 34215.  941-708-6120;   floridamaritimemuseum.org

Many of the models in the exhibit were created in the 19th century, and a number of Battleships and other ships are large and very interesting. 
There is NO charge to visit the Maritime Museum, and it is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00AM until 4:00PM.
Vic Reiling will be giving a presentation about the ship model exhibit on Wednesday, January 20th at 3:00PM. You are invited then - or any other time. Friends and children are welcome.

DIRECTIONS:  From the East, drive west on Rt 684 (Cortez Road) towards the Cortez Bridge. Turn left at the traffic light just before the Bridge (119th St W) - and the Maritime Museum is on your left.


Len Friedlander


Google Map Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/University+Pkwy+%26+Interstate+75,+Sarasota,+FL+34243/4415+119th+St+W,+Cortez,+FL+34215/@27.4176458,-82.6330212,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88c338e4205c0209:0xabe204ef1b794c2b!2m2!1d-82.447969!2d27.3844041!1m5!1m1!1s0x88c3116e19cda419:0x745f936b7f24004a!2m2!1d-82.6806489!2d27.4677228