Southwest FL – At the February luncheon the Military Officers Association of Sarasota enjoyed a very informative presentation on The Many Faces of Old Glory given by Vane Scott III.
Following the Stars & Stripes Celebration at Patriot Plaza on Monday, to record crowds estimated at over 3,000, with Vane Scott III, Michael Krebs, as Abraham Lincoln, Lauren Nielson, Miss Tampa singing our National Anthem and God Bless America, acapella, and the Pops Orchestra,
Brian McCarty, the event organizer, introduced Vane to the luncheon crowd at the Bird Key Yacht Club. We couldn’t fit the Pops Orchestra in the dining room and Abe was in a heated argument with Fredrick Douglas and couldn’t make our luncheon. So Vane shed his Revolutionary War garb and performed in his Sarasota beach uniform… polo shirt and shorts. The performance was extraordinary by all accounts. Sue Scott played The Many Faces of Old Glory performance music and Vane gave a one-hour performance on how both the “British Union Jack” and “Old Glory” came to be.
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Change 1 to the Word!
MOAS is cancelling the 20 March Luncheon.
This decision was reached by a near unanimous vote of our Board of Directors due to the threat of the Coronavirus, and the advance ages of our Membership who would be attending this luncheon.
This was to be our last 2020 event at Bird Key Yacht Club.
Our next scheduled luncheon is Thursday 23 April at Michaels On East Restaurant, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 and our Guest Speakers will be Major Mark Lenzi, USMC, and Master Gunnery Sergeant Purin from the Tampa Bay Area Recruiting Station.
You will be given notice if this were to change.
If you already sent Elke Scott, our Luncheon Coordinator, your check for the March Luncheon, she will destroy your check since the amount for the luncheon will be different.
All remaining 2020 luncheons and/or dinners will be held at Michaels On East Restaurant.
MOAA- Sarasota Chapter
To read click the image above in the upper right hand corner or click the PDF Link
The Florida Council of Chapters picked up both our recent press releases and published them in their January-February newsletter above.
The releases appear on pages 26 & 27 please look at the whole newsletter with a focus on these pages.
Six Past MOAS Presidents
Hole in One!
YAHOO Golfers & Diners,
Below is the After Action Report (AAR) for the 7 February 2020 YAHOO Mini-golf at Smugglers Cove & dinner at Jo-To Japanese Steakhouse.
16 Played Mini-golf
Scores of Individuals & Foursomes
38 Donna Ritzo *Won $10 for lowest score
39 Paul Kaufman *Won $5 for 2nd lowest score
48 Kathy Kaufman
50 Linda Brent
41 Len Friedlander *Won $1 for 3rd lowest score
45 Troy Scott
48 Christa Friedlander
49 Elke Scott
42 Jon Gordon *Won $1 for lowest score for playing one handed
42 Mary Gordon
47 Ed Conklin
53 Mary Conklin
44 Craig Hullinger
45 Rene Faessler
45 Ron Wozniak
51 Katie Whitley
As it turned out Smugglers Cove only charged us $8.00 each for 16 golfers vs $9.00 each which we collected from everyone.
Instead of giving everyone a refund of $1.00 each we are going to donate $16.00 to Support Our Troops (SOT) which is almost enough to send one SOT box overseas.
Jo-To Japanese Steakhouse
*Our final count of who had dinner was 22:
Ron & Linda Wozniak
Craig & Beth Hullinger
Paul & Kathy Kaufman
Peggy & MaryElizabeth Mock
William & Barbara Lawyer
Troy & Elke Scott
Jon & Mary Gordon
Ed & Mary Conklin
Bob & Brenda Crepeau (walk-ins)
*Not counted: Len & Christa Friedlander who had cocktails at the bar with us, but had to leave before we were seated for dinner.
Link below has photos taken by Woz.
Craig Hullinger posted his photos on the MOAS Website & Blog.
If you had taken any photos, please send them to Craig.
Next year, based on the feedback you gave us, we will schedule the mini-golf & post golf dinner on a weekday to have a smaller crowd at Smugglers Cove and at Jo-To Japanese Steakhouse. Wednesday 24 February 2021 looks good and since this will be the 4th Wednesday of the month, we will combine the events with our Roaming Meet & Greet. For February this year, having four MOAS YAHOO social events in the month may have been too much for many...not for Woz, but probably for most.
Hope you all had a good time.
Woz & Linda
Woz’s Cell: 941-779-5448
Woz’s Cell: 941-779-5448
Linda’s Cell: 941-779-5447
Rene Faessler hits a hole in one. He also drove Craig Hullinger's ball in for another hole in one for Craig, allowing Craig to beat Woz by one stroke. Thanks, Rene.
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