Luncheon / Annual Meeting Friday May 9. 2014

Join us at the beautiful Sara Bay Country Club for our Luncheon / Annual Meeting.

1130 am - Friday May 9, 2014

Sara Bay Country Club
7011 Willow St
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 355-6544  

The program will be the Annual Meeting of Sarasota Sister Cities. Officers will be elected.

The menu is blackened steak salad or vegetarian salad. The dessert is brownie a la mode. 

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. 

RSVPs, meal selection and $25 payment for the Sister Cities luncheon are required by May 6 to meet requirements of the Sara Bay Country Club. 

Payment can be made electronically at:  

Or by Check to Sarasota Sister Cities Association

RSVP, Meal Selection and Check Payment to:

Sarasota Sister Cities Association
C/O Janet Hill
19422 Rizzuto St
Venice, FL 34293


Visit to Tel Mond, Israel Completed

We completed out Sister City visit to Tel Mond, Israel.  We had a great visit and an outstanding tour.

More photos of the trip at:

Back Row - Richard Mantyla, Vicki Swenson, Ray Young, Pam Heller, Robert Rosenbluth,
 Suzanne Schwartz, Sue Rosin, Fred Bloom, Leone Levy, Howard Heller
Front Row - Craig Hullinger, Beth Ruyle Hullinger, Linda Rosenbluth

Florida Studio Theater Internationall Winners - Festival May 10

Dear International and Sister Cities Friends:

On behalf of Florida Studio Theatre, we are pleased to announce the International Winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Festival from Israel, Scotland, and Russia.

Below is a listing of the International Winning and Honorable Mention playwrights, the titles of their plays and their educators for the 2014 Young Playwrights Festival.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

The plays in the Winning UNDER SIX and SEVEN UP Categories will be presented at Florida Studio Theatre by professional actors. The playwrights and their guests are invited to attend a performance of their play and an award ceremony where they will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a medal.
Playwrights in the Honorable Mention Category will receive a Certificate of Recognition and a Medal that will be sent after May 10th.

Winning is an outstanding accomplishment; these playwrights were chosen competitively from over 3,000 international student entries.

Formal letters will be sent in care of the contacts from each city with specific information regarding the festival. Winning Playwrights, educators, and families are encouraged to attend the Festival and the Sister Cities Association will facilitate all travel and housing arrangements for Dunfermline, Tel Mond and Vladimir.

On behalf of Richard Hopkins, Artistic Director, Kate Alexander, Associate Director, Beth Duda, Director of Education, myself and all of us at Florida Studio Theatre, heartfelt congratulations.

Thank you to all who participated in making this a fantastic year for the Young Playwrights Festival and in contributing to the continued effort to build understanding and creative growth between all of our diverse cultures.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!


Adam Ratner Young Playwrights Festival Coordinator/Lead Teaching Artist Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida  34236 Phone: (941) 366-9017 ext. 323 Fax:     (941) 955-4137 Email: