Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee
Virtual is the new way to connect.
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Entrepreneur, cattle rancher, railroad magnate, and gardener!!
Join us for a history of Historic Spanish Point, a virtual tour of the garden features recreated from Bertha Palmer’s estate, The Oaks, which was located just to the north.
Our guide is John McCarthy, who says of Palmer, “Gardening was her love; she was quoted in the Chicago papers as having discovered her true passion in life when she arrived in Osprey.”
John will be joined by Selby Gardens President and CEO Jennifer O. Rominiecki.
Please log in at 3:50pm, we will begin at 4pm.
Join us to hear from Bill Waddill, the Chief Implementation Officer of The Bay Park Conservancy Inc., talk about preserving 53 acres of Sarasota's Bayfront and transforming it into a park for all.
Through The Bay, the community is engaged in a multi-year journey to fulfill its vision to transform 53 acres of the city's most precious land on Sarasota's Bayfront into a public park that is free, open and welcoming to our diverse region while offering fitness, health, cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.
Mr. Waddill will provide an update on Phase 1 of the multi-year effort.
Newtown Community and the Pandemic.
Challenges and opportunities faced during the hardships of Covid-19
Panelists of local Newtown leadersand Mr. Walter Gilbert III, Newtown Alive
The African American community in the Newtown area of Sarasota has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Within the community there are folks banding together to do what they can to meet head on the events of the past year and provide support to the community. Listen to a panel of local stewards discuss the “real” issues of the health and economic hardships of the past year and how the Newtown community responded to help. Walter Gilbert III, a long time resident of Newtown, will lead the panel. Questions and Answers will be allowed via Zoom.
Cornell Johnson Museum Update
Join CCSM's March virtual presentation to hear from Jessica Martinez, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, about the museum's world-class art collection, how the collection is used for teaching across campus, and to get an insider view on the Director's vision of the museum
Katie McCoy and her guide dog Bristol will enlighten us on how 'Together We're Changing The World, One Dog At A Time'. The extraordinary labradors, golden retrievers and goldadors of Southeastern Guide Dogs are smart, fit and highly trained. They are like elite athletes prepared for the challenge!
Southeastern's guide dogs are superheroes who help the visually impaired. They give people with vision loss the independence they need to live life to its fullest. Service dogs give veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities the help they need to emerge from seclusion and overcome anxiety. And skilled companion dogs give hope to children facing significant challenges like vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military.
As this is our annual meeting, we will also hold CCSM Board Elections, more to be posted later.
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