Our first Tuesday night meeting of 2023 will be held on January 3rd, at our new meeting location, CoreSRQ at 1075 S. Euclid Ave, Sarasota 34237. It is located at the intersection of Bahia Vista and Euclid, and is 2 blocks west of Tuttle. Entrance to the parking lot is on Euclid only. For those of you who have been around Sarasota for a long time, you will recognize this facility as the old YMCA. It is primarily a physical fitness and child care facility, but they have meeting rooms and other activities. Go in the main entrance, and just past the reception desk turn left and our room is about halfway down the corridor.
The overall format of the meeting will be pretty much the same as before. For "Show and Tell," I would encourage each member who has an item to show to do his own presentation, just as our Zoom participants do. We plan to make the meeting available on Zoom, but there is a lot of technology to address, and we cannot promise at this time that it will be usable. Since this is a public facility, we will need to be very meticulous about clean-up at the end of the meeting, and should leave the room in better shape than we find it. We will discuss having a clean-up committee or assign that duty on a rotating basis.
The program for the evening will be a "Finish Clinic," using the format that Scott introduced at the November meeting. So far, we have 6 volunteers to present a favorite and/or unique finishing technique. Most demonstrations will be around 5-10 minutes, so you will get a variety of useful tricks. We could manage more, so if anyone else would like to show the group a good finish, please let a board member know.
Our new venue should be a real asset to our club and we hope to attract some new members just through our exposure at Core. Hopefully, we can continue to provide an enjoyable and educational experience.
Click on CoreSRQ for direction to the club's new location.