Roundup of Manatee County political news

February 4, 2013 

Democratic Caucus to hold meeting

PERIDIA -- Manatee GLTBA Democratic Caucus meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 for a business meeting and social hour at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. Information: Gordon Gregg at 941-822-2755.

Manatee Democratic Women's Club to meet

BRADENTON -- Manatee Democratic Women's Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., with a program on "Harriet Tubman and The Overseer," Margaret Walker's dramatization of Tubman's first act of defiance. Cost: $16. Reservations: Marydine Lamb at 813-230-2257.

New College professorto address LWR Dems

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Professor Frank Alcock of New College will discuss the climate at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at a meeting of the Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Cost: none. Information: Lucy Lapides, 941-704-5971.

Longboat Key Democratsto meet

LONGBOAT KEY -- The Longboat Key Democratic Club will honor the memory of Dr. Carroll Johnson and his commitment to civil rights at 11:30 a.m. Feb 12 at Harbourside dining room, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 220 Sands Point Road.

Cost: $26. RSVP toLBK Democratic Club, luncheon reservations, P.O. Box 8025, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

Information: Jane Albaum, 941-362-0520.

SRQ chief to addressEast Manatee GOP

PERIDIA -- The EastManatee Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m.Feb. 14 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Frederick J. Piccolo, president and CEO of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or email

Michael Reagan to keynote Lincoln Day Dinner

BRADENTON -- Michael Reagan, eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Manatee Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser Feb. 16.

For nearly two decades Reagan has championed his father's inspiration, values and principals in the public policy forum through a syndicated daily conservative radio talk show.

He is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.

The evening starts with a private reception, including photographs at 6 p.m. at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., with dinner and program following at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.

Information: 941-714-0600.

-- Herald staff reports

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