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

We are celebrating 32 years! We must be doing something right! But without your membership support we never could have done it or lasted this long.  Since our inception in 1985 the school has been committed to providing the community with excellent programs for adult enrichment, recreation, entertainment, and lifelong learning.

The new and returning programs are mere highlights of our 2017-2018 season...the tip of the iceberg if you will! 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.

Note: We have not raised our membership dues in 5 years!  What a deal!

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 2016-2017 memberships expire in July, so become a 2017-2018 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 stimulating
programs 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 designated events/programs and teachers you love! Call me if you are interested so we can put your name(s) in the 2017-2018 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.



2017-2018 HIGHLIGHTS (Just a peek at our 2017-2018 season!)


PERENNIAL FAVORITES AND POPULAR RETURNS:  Larry Auerbach, Bridge; Keith Coker, iPads and iPhones; Bill Cotter, Burning Issues In The Supreme Court (2017 Top Cases); Renee DiNapoli, Watercolor Etc.; Ed Dwyer, The Best American Short Stories; Ruth Fishel, Mindfulness Meditation; Phillip Gainsley, Opera Previews; Robert Garvin and Gary Massel, America and the World; Michael Givant, Let’s Go Birding On Longboat & Lido Keys and The Foreign Film Festival; Angelena Craig, Mary Kane and Emme Shapiro,Yoga; Dr.
Donald Dembo, Living Longer, Living Healthier; Susan Goldfarb, Michael Givant and Co-Facilitators, Jewish/Israeli Film Festival; Stanley Kolodkin, Breakfast Forums; Randi Kreiss, Literary Gems; Philip Kotler, Capitalism and Democracy; Diane Lang, Positive Psychology; Will Luera of FST, Improv For Everybody; Gus Mollasis, At The Movies; Kathie Moon, You’ve Got To See This Movie!; Ronni Miller, Express Yourself Through Writing; David Rice, The Delight of Poetry; Nancy Saum, QiGong and Introduction to Mindfulness; Bunny Simons, Canasta; Dick Wegman, Strategic Bridge; Karen Willey, The Nature of Longboat Key, 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 brand new field trips and daytrips, our One-Time Special Programs on Thursdays and Fridays will be back with fabulous presenters and our popular Performing Arts Programs (including Friday At Five) will feature wonderful new concerts and theatrical performances. Film Nights and a Live New Orleans Jazz night are in the works!

NEW COURSES WITH RETURNING TEACHERS:  Richard Benedum, Beethoven—The Man, His World, and His Music; Susan Benjamin, Debbie Reynolds & Dick Van Dyke and Bing Crosby, Dick Powell & June Allyson and Leonard Bernstein; Kevin Costello, She Who Rules: Great Women Of History and The Age of Risk — A Brief History Of 20th Century Art; Robert De Warren, 21st Century Choreographers and Shakespearean Comedy and Drama in Dance: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello; Rachel Zohar Dulin, Sagacity in the Bible; Edward Dwyer, Metaphysical Poets and Great Novellas and
Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton; Jonathan Epstein, Much Ado About Nothing and Cymbeline and The Romances; Gregg Flowers, Speaking Your Dog’s Language; Robert Gary, Islam and American Politics; Kenneth Hanson, Wanderings: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Dispersion; Nicci Kobritz, Important Aspects of Brain Health; Mark Kroll, The Music of Richard Rodgers and Sebastian Bach: The Greatest Composer of Them All!; Gus Mollasis, Two Master Film Directors — John Ford & Orsen Welles and The Hustons — John, Walter and Angelica and The 1970s — Hollywood’s Other Golden Age; Paulette Rackow, Three Jewish Expatriate Artists: Modigliani, Soutine and Pascin; Jean Renoux,
Great Women Artists — The Famous and Not So Famous; David Rice, The Craft of Writing; Jeff Rodgers, Physics Gets Weird; Michael Royal, The De-Mystification of Improvisation; Kenneth Simons, American Pastoral: The American Dream Gone Wrong; George Stassa, The Sixties and The Secret War of WWII and Hollywood and The Civil War: The Myths… and others who are still developing their programs.


NEW COURSES FROM NEW TEACHERS:  I am consulting with so many, including top media people for a series on The Future of the News!! Just to mention a few… Julie Altshuler, Graham Greene: Our Man in Havana and Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy; Stuart Cassell, The Business of Major League Baseball; Joyce Doran, Mah Jongg; Claude R. Engle, Lighting Design—The “Wow” Factor of Architecture; Dan Fine, Jazz Musicians of Note; David Houle, The Next 20 Years: 2017-2037; Alan Kitty, Mark Twain; Marjorie B. Krubiner, “If Not Now…When?”; Dilip Mathur and Larry Prusak, What Is Wisdom and Where Do We Find It?


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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