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Please join us for the Grand Finale of our 25th Anniversary!

Open and welcome to the public!


We’ve celebrated our past. Now is the time to look towards our future with remarks from Dale Anderson (Advisor, Floridians for Democracy), Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw (UUCOV Interim Minister), and a Special Surprise Guest.

The event features a gourmet lunch (see menu below) and music by Lise Frank, pianist.

The lunch will be a plated event (served, not buffet style)

When:           Saturday, January 20, 2024, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Where:          Plantation Golf and Country Club. 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice

How:              Reservations Requested by January 14: $35 per person


When you sign up, please choose entree – chicken or salmon.

Sign Up on the lanai, checks payable to UUCOV with "luncheon" memo  --  OR pay online here


The Menu

House Salad

Choice of one chicken or one seafood dish

1. Chicken: artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese, & beurre blanc
2. Pesto salmon topped with sliced tomato & toasted almonds

Side dishes:  Rice pilaf and green beans, and julienned carrots

Dessert: Warm apple tart with caramel

Beverages:  Coffee, tea, ice tea, lemonade water

Cash Bar Available

Program Information

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dale Anderson (Advisor to Floridians for Democracy; National UUA Social Justice Board Member)

Message: Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw (Interim Minister, UUCOV)

Music: Lise Frank (UUCOV Pianist)

Keynote Message: Your Personal Plan to Save our Democracy

You don't want to miss this special luncheon honoring our future!

Dr. Dale Anderson - Bio

Dr Dale Anderson practiced internal medicine and emergency medicine for the first half of his professional years. He then transitioned to group practice management as the CEO of a 180-physician private medical group in Iowa.  He was a senior hospital executive in charge of hospital-based medical practices for large health systems in both Albuquerque, New Mexico and Columbus, Ohio. Prior to his retirement from healthcare, Dr. Anderson was a consultant with a Miami-based healthcare strategy consulting firm.  He has a medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and a Business Degree from Iowa State University.

Dr. Anderson has served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sarasota; He serves on the Board of 96.5 WSLR + Fogartyville and currently serves as the president of the Sarasota Concert Association. Dr. Anderson sits on the National UUA Social Justice Board.

Dr. Anderson has been a resident of Florida for the past ten years and currently lives in downtown Sarasota with his wife, Mary Montgomery.

Dr. Anderson has been concerned about our democracy for several years. He started an organization called Choose Democracy Now, five years ago and has been an advisor to Floridians for Democracy. He is a strong outspoken advocate for saving our democracy which has been weakened by autocratic leaders. He supports Democracy Action Teams and groups coming together to help defeat the current threat to our democracy.

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