YAHOO Events

September 2017 YAHOO Events

YAHOO Young at Heart Officers Organization 
Coordinators Ron & Linda Wozniak
We are still looking for ideas & volunteers to organize future YAHOO events.

On Wednesday, 9 August, we had our 1st “no cost” pre-Meet & Greet boat cruise on Sarasota Bay.

Participants were; Brian & Valerie McCarthy, George & Kay Tracy, Pete & Claudette Dering, Joe & Denise Jennings, Ron & Linda Wozniak. Pete & Woz captained two pontoons from Freedom Boat Club at Marina Jack. We slowly cruised south out of the harbor and back in about 90 minutes. Everyone expressed they had a good time and would certainly do it again. Seas were calm, weather was warm, and no rain. We had room for 10 more, so next time we do this, probably in November, sign up early to reserve your spot(s). Watch the Breeze for details. 

Afterwards we joined 20 MOAS land lovers for our 1st Meet & Greet at Marina Jack’s Palm Room, which is inside & air conditioned. An overwhelming majority (93%), said they would like to return to Marina Jack for the next Meet & Greet on Wednesday 15 September. Hope to see you there.

It was too close to press time to report in this issue the YAHOO Near Offshore Fishing Outing Monday 14 August in Gulf of Mexico off Anna Maria Island. Look for “the catch” in October’s issue.


Siesta Key Beach Sunset Picnic 

1830 Wednesday 23 August.

The YAHOOs will celebrate why they enjoy SW Florida by gathering on the beach at the north end of the Siesta Key Beach Park to watch the sunset and share commuting stories.
This event is characterized as “spontaneous” since there is no plan and no RSVP. Come as you are, and bring your own grog, food and chairs – just show up. The US and Marine Corps flags will mark the gathering spot at the North end of the beach park, and will be on station by 1830.
The sun sets at 1959 so you will want to arrive in plenty of time to socialize before then.
Special Note: No glass containers are allowed on the beach – only plastic and cans.
See? No Plan!!!!

Chicago Cubs vs Tampa Bay Rays 1910 Tuesday 19 September, Tropicana Field, St Pete.
We have asked the Tampa Bay Rays to save a block of 40 seats for this Cubs vs. Rays game.
The cost is $40 per seat. Cutoff date for making you reservation is Friday 25 August.
Chartering a bus was investigated, but the cost questionable not knowing number attending game and, location for pickup/drop off difficult to choose because of widespread membership.
We encourage carpooling. Hope to see you at the game.
As of 12 August, we have only 11 seats reserved and paid for. If we do not get more interest and a check to reserve seats for in this outing, we will lose our block of 40 seats, so please make your check payable to Ron Wozniak ASAP & mail to: Ron Wozniak, 207 68th Street NW, Bradenton, FL 34209-2227.

Near Offshore Fishing Gulf of Mexico off Venice 
Monday 25 September.
0715-1900 (or earlier) Freedom Boat Club Dock, 
990 Laguna Drive, Venice, FL.

4 Fishermen per boat - Limited spaces available 
Only cost is fuel & bait. FL saltwater fishing license required (unless 65+ & FL resident).

If you have saltwater tackle, bring it, if you do not we will provide.
Wear rubber soled shoes & bring your own sunscreen, food and drink.

Text Ron Wozniak at 941-779-5448 or e-mail

Oktoberfest 1700-2000 Wednesday 11 October.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Taproom, 7051 Wireless Court, (Lakewood Ranch), Sarasota. 
(Oktoberfest will be in lieu of our October Meet & Greet)
Authentic German food served. Cost $15/person.
Venue & beverages donated by our own MOAS member,
John Saputo, owner Gold Coast Eagle Distributing.
POC: Pete Dering 941-960-1142 or e-mail
Make reservations and send your check payable to:
Peter Dering, 3024 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota, FL 34235

Inshore Fishing Terra Ceia Bay Monday 16 October.
0700-1900 (or earlier) Freedom Boat Club Dock. 
1st dock on left.
Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL.
Same instructions as all fishing outings.
Text Ron Wozniak at 941-779-5448 or e-mail

Below are future planned events. We are looking for volunteers to head up those without a POC.
Saturday 28 October Halloween Party -  Private Residence -  POC TBD
Date TBD Southeast Seeing Eye Dogs Tour, Palmetto – POC Christa Friedlander  
Saturday 9 December Army-Navy Game -   Private Residence -  POC George & Kay Tracy

If you have an idea for a future YAHOO outing/event that you would like to see us do, or that you may want to organize, please text Ron & Linda Wozniak at 941-779-5448 or e-mail at:

Some suggestions from our members are:
Tour Sarasota Opera Company – POC TBD
Tour Van Wezel– POC TBD
Ft. Myers Paddle Boat Trip– POC TBD
Marina Jack Lunch or Dinner Cruise– POC TBD
LeBarge Cruise on Sarasota Bay– POC TBD
Siesta Key Rum Distillery Tour– POC TBD