SPSS Activities

We enjoy the friendship and camaraderie on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating. We have many opportunities for safe boating fun with scheduled day, weekend, and longer trips throughout the year. Going as a group affords us “safety in numbers” while, at the same time, allows us to enjoy the company of fellow boaters. Other activities include monthly Cruise & Rendezvous which are held at on-the-water locations, raft-ups, and navigation contests. Check out all that is planned on the Boating Calendar.

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We have weekly luncheons at Marina Jack Restaurant on Thursdays with the exception of major holidays. The luncheons offer a choice of hot meal, sandwiches, or fruit plate and always include a guest speaker (except for occasional Business Meetings). Several parties/dinners are scheduled throughout the year at various locations.  Check out our Social Calendar for more information!

Here are the upcoming guest luncheon speakers:

April 18th   Doug Gillum, Program Director for Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

April 25th   NO LUNCH

May 2nd     Trudy Williams curator of Manatee Springs Museum

May 9th    Carol Fisch will talk “ What is Lyme Disease”

May 16th  Malcolm Edwards, Senior Manager of Trade Development of Port of Manatee

May 23rd  Bridget Aylward  Manager of Warm Mineral Springs

May 30th  Julie Leach Executive Director of West Coast Black Theatre

JUNE 06th     JORY BERKWITS, FORMER MERRILL LYNCH SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – AUTHOR OF “DEATH OF THE DINOSAUR” – How Wall street has changed and where it is headed.

JUNE 13th   SHELTER BOX USA – ASSISTING WITH DISASTER RELIEF AROUND THE WORLD – NOMINATED FOR A NOBLE PRIZE – (Speaker to be announced.)

JUNE 20th   BRADLEE ROBBERT, DIRECTOR OF PATIENT SERVICES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROTON THERAPY INSTITUTE IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA – This will be Bradlees second visit to SPSS to update us on the latest approaches to treating cancer patients.

JUNE 27th  TOM GRAEF, SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR – FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, (FWC) – HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF FWC

 

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USPS Port Captains assist visiting members with local knowledge about route planning, water conditions, anchorages, marinas and other helpful information.  For local boating information about the Sarasota area, please contact our Port Captain, Lt. Andre Spalvins at 941-343-2206.