Sunday, January 27, 2013

Luncheon Feb 1 Sara Bay Country Club- Special Program



News & Gentle Reminder
Information for all members:

A special program at Sara Bay Country Club at 7011 Willow Street in Sarasota on Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Our program feature speaker will be Fran Harris who will present a special program about her late husband’s passion about the architecture of Venice, Italy – the capitol city of Veneto where our Sister City of Treviso Province is located.

Sara Bay Country Club can provide bar drinks for those who choose at our Sister Cities luncheons.  At this luncheon those wanting a wine or other bar drink at the luncheon may give there orders and make cash payment to the waitstaff.  For example house wine is $7.50 inclusive. 

For those who have not yet responded or have responded but have not provided your meal selection:

RSVPs, meal selection and $25 payment for the Sister Cities February luncheon are required by noon Wednesday, Jan 30 to meet requirements of the Sara Bay.  Meal selections are Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper or Sautéed Snapper with White Wine Lemon Butter.

Payment can be made by check payable to SSCA by mail or electronically at  http://sarasotasistercities.org/pmts.htm 

RSVP & Meal Selection                          Check Payment to                           
Tom Halbert, President                           Tom Halbert, President                              
Sarasota Sister Cities Association         Sarasota Sister Cities Association             
            941-485-8596                                                   133 Inlets Blvd                                 
or halbertjt@gmail.com                         Nokomis, FL 34275     


Join us for a special program at Sara Bay Country Club at 7011 Willow Street in Sarasota on Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Our program feature speaker will be Fran Harris who will present a special program about her late husband’s passion about the architecture of Venice, Italy – the capitol city of Veneto where our Sister City of Treviso Province is located. This memorial to his great love for Venice has been presented to the Arts Club of London, the Circolo Artistico of Venice and in Bologna, Italy. Details about this wonderful presentation and our new luncheon location are attached.

Guest speaker will be Fran Harris who will present a special program about her late husband’s passion about the architecture of Venice, Italy – the capitol city of Veneto where our Sister City of Treviso Province is located. This memorial to his great love for Venice has been presented to the Arts Club of London, the Circolo Artistico of Venice and in Bologna, Italy. Details about this wonderful presentation and our new luncheon below.

Peter & Francesca Harris lived and work in Venice for seven years. Peter was a scientist and cardiologist who spent his professional career at the National Heart Institute in London, England. The couple began holidays in Longboat Key 1992 where the bought a condo at Seaplace. Peter continued to paint watercolors at the home on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Some of Peter’s art is still on display at the Ringling Library sharing a display case with John Ruskin who wrote the great masterpiece “The Stones of Venice.”
In his introduction to the “Bricks”

Peter wrote:
Scattered in parts of Venice is a group of brick and tile designs dating back to the 11th Century. It is suprising that here, in the most researched city in the world , such a treasure of medieval architecture could have been ignored. My watercolors are designed for accuracy but also to capture the beauty of what I was looking at.  I have used a lmited palette of earth colors to bring out the character of the brick. I offer my title, “The Bricks of Venice”, not as a parody of Ruskin’s great masterpiece, “The Stones of Venice”, but in homage.

“The Bricks of Venice” by Peter Harris is
a work of love to the city of Venice. It is an
engagingly written and illustrated description
of the decorative brick work that goes back to
the 11 Century which is still to be found in the
pavements, ornamental arches and towers of
this city renowned for the beauty of its setting,
its architecture and its artworks. The book
is illustrated with 66 beautiful watercolors
created by Peter Harris. The book is rare and
still in demand. In mid-January only one copy
was available on Amazon.com for $500.




RSVP, meal selection and $25 payment required by noon Wednesday, Jan 30 to meet requirements of the Sara Bay. Meal selections are Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper or Sautéed Snapper with White Wine Lemon Butter.


    

The Bricks of Venice

Sara Bay Country Club

7011 Willow Street, Sarasota

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

11:30 am – 1:30 pm



Sara Bay Country Club is a private, member-owned golf club located just north of Sarasota Bradenton Airport.  Sara Bay Country Club features an exceptional clubhouse with tasteful décor of the old Florida-style that creates a warm ambiance.  It is the venue of choice for the Foreign Affairs Council and the Broadcasters Club of Florida, noted for outstanding luncheons and service.


Sara Bay Country Club
Address:
7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, Florida 34243Phone: 941-355-7658Fax: 941-351-8728

Please make a special effort to attend the special luncheon.   It would be extremely helpful for anyone who has already made RSVP, meal selection and payment by check, to reconfirm with President Halbert. 


Thanks for your support for this event and hope to see you there. The event is open to all members, alliance members and guests.                        



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The Luncheon was well attended and the program was excellent.