Roundup of Manatee County political club news

February 11, 2013 

Manatee Democratic Women's Club to meet

BRADENTON -- Manatee Democratic Women's Club meets 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 9th Ave. W. with a program on "Harriet Tubman and The Overseer," Margaret Walker's dramatization of Harriet Tubman's first act of defiance.

Cost: $16. Reservations: Marydine Lamb at 813-230-2257.

New College prof to address LWR Democratic Club

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Professor Frank Alcock of New College of Florida will discuss the climate 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, 704-5971.

Longboat Key Democratic Club to meet

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

Nate Jacobs, artistic director of Westcoast Black Theater Troupe, and several members will perform.

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

Information: Jane Albaum, 941-362-0520.

Airport chief to address East Manatee GOP

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

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 Street W., with dinner and program following at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.

Sponsorship and general admission donations are available beginning at $100.

Information: Manatee Republican Party at 941-714-0600.

Ranch GOP to hear from Americans for Prosperity

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Lakewood Ranch Republican Club meets noon Feb. 22 at the Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drivel. Guest Speaker: Andres Malava with Americans for Prosperity. Reservations by Feb. 20 at Lunch costs $20.

Manatee Forum program is on exploitation of minors

BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated meets 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Pier 22, 1200 1st Ave.

They will hear a program on exploitation of minors presented by Lt. Todd Shear of the Manatee County Sheriff's office. Shear will discuss "Green Shepherd." Under this program, officers posing as underage children online made arrests in a recent sex sting in Manatee County.

Elizabeth Fisher, chief executive of Selah Freedom, will discuss plans and strategies for a "sex trade support group," where sexually abused children and women will be able to find a haven from the human trafficking world.

RSVP required to or 941-758-4878.

Dinner cost: $20.

-- Herald staff reports

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