BECOME A MEMBER OF
THE LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER NOW!
Your Support Is Vital To Our Success!


The Longboat Key Education Center celebrated its 30th anniversary last season! Since our inception in 1985 the school has been committed to providing the community with excellent programs for adult enrichment, recreation, and lifelong learning. Without your membership support we never could have done it or lasted this long! 

The new and returning programs are mere highlights of our 2016-2017 season. There are many programs still in the planning stage.  (If your favorite teacher is missing, don’t worry; we may not have contacted him or her in time for this message.)

Check out these great membership advantages:

MEMBERS GET FIRST CHOICE. Members receive our brochure by First Class Mail
a full month before non-members.
This head start allows members to register early and
almost always get first choice of popular programs.

MEMBERS PAY LESS. Members pay an average of $10 less than non-member prices
for most programs.
For the Full Series Lecture Series, members save $60! Memberships
at the supporting level and above enjoy even more savings, as the application card
explains. The Longboat Key Education Center is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) educational
organization; so all membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


MEMBERS GET CREDIT. Membership is also a form of cancellation insurance. Only
members are entitled to apply for credit for registrations they have cancelled.


All 2015-2016 memberships expire in July, so become a 2016-2017 Member now to take
full advantage of all your membership benefits.

Members are the backbone of The Longboat Key Education Center. We cannot make it
without you. Your support has allowed us to continue offering a wide variety of excellent
programming in a well-equipped, comfortable environment for over 30 years!  Thank you for being a member!  And please remember that we are always looking for underwriters and sponsors for events /programs and teachers you love! Please call me if you are interested so we can put your name(s) in the 2016-2017 brochure. 941-383-8811.

Sincerely yours,

Susan Goldfarb
Executive Director


P.S. Dear Canadians: Due to the prohibitive cost of postage to Canada, only Canadians who become Friends will receive a brochure by mail.



2016-2017 HIGHLIGHTS (Just a peek at our 2016-2017 season!)


PERENNIAL FAVORITES AND POPULAR RETURNS: Larry Auerbach, Bridge; Renee DiNapoli, Watercolor Etc.; Ed Dwyer, The Best American Short Stories; Ruth Fishel, Mindful Meditation; Phillip Gainsley, Opera Previews; Robert Garvin and Gary Massel, America and the World; Capt. Wayne Genthner, Fishing (with more popular hook and cook demos); Michael Givant, Let’s Go Birding On Longboat & Lido Keys and The Foreign Film Festival; Susan Goldfarb, Angelena Craig, Mary Kane and Emme Shapiro,Yoga; Susan Goldfarb and Guests, Jewish/Israeli Film Festival; Stanley Kolodkin, Breakfast Forums; Randi Kreiss, Literary Gems; Gus Mollasis, At The Movies and Hollywood Icons; Kathie Moon, You’ve Got To See This Movie!; Ronni Miller, Express Yourself Through Writing; Bill Cotter, Burning Issues In The Supreme Court (2016 Top Cases); Nancy Saum, QiGong; Dr. Allan Schwartz, Secret Illnesses of the Presidents (with different presidents every year); Bunny Simons, Canasta; Dick Wegman, Strategic Bridge and many more of your favorite courses and programs, including Saturday Workshops and the ever popular Lecture Series (always stimulating and diverse) and Exclusive Engagements to the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera and Burns Court Cinema. We will add a brand new daytrip and field trip. Our One-Time Special Programs on Thursdays and Fridays will be back with fabulous presenters and our popular Performing Arts Series will feature wonderful new concerts on Sundays and theatrical performances on Friday afternoons. And back by popular demand, Friday At Five with live bands and Happy Hour!

NEW COURSES WITH RETURNING TEACHERS: Linda Albert, Conscious Aging: Transforming Our Lives Creatively; Richard Benedum, Vienna in the Age of Brahms and Mahler; Susan Benjamin, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly and Bob Fosse & Donald O’Connor; Louise Bruderle, Noteworthy Art Exhibitions in 2017: Local and International; Keith Coker, iPads and iPhones (adding basics and mixed advanced levels); Kevin Costello, Art of the Jewish Masters; Dr. Donald Dembo, Living Longer, Living Healthier; Robert De Warren, More Ballet Masterworks and What Makes A Dancer?; Edward Dwyer, Harper Lee: Mockingbirds and Watchmen and Great American Poets and Lincoln, Kennedy & King; Jonathan Epstein, Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Robert Gary, The Message of the Koran and Its Geo Political Implications; Harriet Hendel: The Injustice of Justice; Kenneth Hanson, The Mystery of Job & Hidden Wisdom from the Kabbalah; Thomas Hecht, The Holocaust, the Establishment of the State of Israel and the Ongoing Conflict in the Middle East; Burton Jaffe, The Global Response to Climate Change and the Co-Benefits; Philip Kotler, Confronting Capitalism; Mark Kroll, The Words and Music of George and Ira Gershwin and Everyone Loves a Requiem?; Dina Shachar-Labes, Dance and Multimedia; Bud Livingston, The Civil War: A Very Different Slant; Jim Larson, Florida Predators and The Hudson River School; Joel Matcovsky, The New Game of Baseball; Gus Mollasis, The Films of William Wyler and Influential Women Directors; Paulette Rackow, The Ashcan School of Art; Jean Renoux, Famous Paintings of Women; David Rice, The Delight of Poetry; Sam Roberts, The Changing Face of the News Media and the Implications for Democracy; Jeff Rodgers, The Big History; Betty Silberman, French for Travelers; Kenneth Simons, Passing: Race and Identity in Modern Literature; George Stassa, World War I. Many other popular teachers are returning and are busy developing new programs.

NEW COURSES FROM NEW TEACHERSI am consulting with so many!! Just to mention a few... Rachel Dulin, Israelite Royals; Marilyn Eckberg, Critic’s Choice; Gregg Flowers, All About Dogs; Nicci Kobritz, Brain Health; Andre Krauss, Anti-Jewish Enculturation; William Nack, Secretariat & Muhammad Ali; Olivia Shapiro, Men, Women & Money; Karen Willey, The Nature of Longboat Key. New recreational games and film nights are also in the works!

DON’T MISS OUT ON ANY OF THESE TREASURES!
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND ANNUAL DUES

All members receive their brochures via 1st class mail in mid-August, three weeks before the general public.  All members receive discounted tuition for all programming-at least $5 to $10 off everything.

 

CATEGORY BENEFITS ANNUAL FEE
Individual 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for one student. $60
Couple 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for two students. $85
Supporting 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for two students; six complimentary lecture series reservations. $135
Sustaining 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for two students; six complimentary lecture series reservations; two complimentary reservations for one of our Performing Arts Series! $250
Sponsor 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for two students; one free course for the current season; eight complimentary lecture reservations. You will also have your name(s) on a special recognition plaque in our lobby(optional). $500
Patron 1ST class brochure mailing; tuition discounts for two students; one complimentary course for the current season; two "full series" complimentary lecture series reservations; two complimentary reservations for one of our Performing Arts Series and your name(s) included on a special recognition plaque in our lobby (optional). $1000

 

To become a Friend of The Longboat Key Education Center, mail a check for the membership level you desire along with your full name and mailing address to:

The Longboat Key Education Center
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite #212
Longboat Key, FL 34228

 

THE LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOUNDATION 501(C)(3).   MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH21261.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISIT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com .  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
 

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