Happy Hour / Meet and Greet Friday September 10, 2016

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Happy Hour / Meet and Greet 
 Friday September 10, 2016

At The O Club of the Day

Sarasota Vineyard
1528 Main Street
Sarasota Florida

1700 to 1900

No cost except for what you eat or drink - No Reservations. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend.

Hope you can join us at the Happy Hour.

New Parking Deck 93 paces from rear entrance of the O'Club. Go through the parking lot and alley. Or you can go via State Street to Lemon Ave to Main St.


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Aug-Sep Calendar

The Breeze Aug-Sep

Dear Member

Attached is the August 2016 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 August Luncheon on August 19 at Michael’s on East.  The August Luncheon program will feature, Lyndon Smith, who will speak to us on Residential Fire Safety.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!!

Other upcoming events to put on your calendar:

  • Aug 3    ---YAHOO “No-Plan” Beach Party @ Siesta Key Beach
  • Aug 12 — Meet and Greet @ Sarasota Vineyard
  • Sep 9   — Meet and Greet @ Sarasota Vineyard
  • Sep 16 — Multi Chapter Luncheon @ Michaels on East
  • Sep 25 — YAHOO Oktoberfest

Plan now and make your reservation for the 2017 Florida Council of Chapters Convention at Sea on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas April 23 – 30 2017.  

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

Click to view the August Breeze (Control+to enlarge).

POPS Orchestra 3PM performance, Sunday, 13 November, at the Riverview Performing Arts Center

All, regarding my earlier note, please be advised that Carol O'Brien has committed (purchased) a block of 30 prime tickets for the 3PMperformance, Sunday, 13 November, at the Riverview Performing Arts Center. So, if you plan to attend that performance that day and want great seats, please let Carol know (cobrienvt.47@gmail.com, 941-907-8891) to put you on the list for however many of those tickets you need. Pass the word!! Thanks!!

And THANKS to Carol, for arranging for 30 MOAS attendees to be able to sit together as a group to celebrate this "Veterans' Tribute"!!
The POPS Orchestra, http://thepopsorchestra.org/, is actively marketing the events, having posted them for ticket purchase at http://thepopsorchestra.org/a-tribute-to-americas-veterans/. Enjoy!!

With Respect,
George P. TracyPresident, MOAA Sarasota   

Military Officers Association Entertained by Tenor Jason Stearns and Pianist Lee Dougherty-Ross

Lee Dougherty-Ross and Jason Stearns gave an amazing performance for the membership at this July’s luncheon. Jason’s powerful vocals were accompanied by Lee’s skillful piano performance. They opened with “This is My Country,” followed by the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and the spiritual “Deep River.” They continued their performance with “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and rolled right into a number of classics including “Old man River” and songs from “Man of La Mancha.” Jason also shared interesting stories from his 21 years as a soloist in the U.S. Army Band; and Lee informed the membership about the local Artist Series Concerts she started with her husband in 1996. After closing with “God Bless the USA,” the membership gave them a much deserved standing ovation.

Ms. Dougherty-Ross graduated from Eastman School of Music with Distinction and with a double major in piano and voice. Following a year of studying and performing in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship, she returned to the states and performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Broadway stage in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Kennedy White house.

Baritone Jason Stearns hails from Washington, D.C. and has enjoyed a wide-ranging career, singing operatic leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and many other U.S. opera houses, such as Chicago Lyric, Washington Opera and Los Angeles Opera. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Jason and his beautiful wife, Suzanne, have travelled the world on the Royal Viking Line Cruise ships entertaining travelers all over the world. A Grammy Award winner in 1996, he was baritone soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in John Corigliano’s First Symphony, “Of Rage and Remembrance”. Together with Lee Dougherty-Ross, Jason sings in many programs of the Artist Series Concerts for various audiences in the Sarasota area. He will return to the Metropolitan Opera next year as Baron Douphol in Verdi’s opera, “La Traviata.”

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 390,000 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.