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

We are celebrating 34 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 2019-2020 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 8 years!  What a deal!

MEMBERS GET CREDIT. Membership is also a form of cancellation insurance. Only
members are entitled to apply for credit for withdrawals from programs they have registered for but cannot attend.


All 2018-2019 memberships expire in July, so become a 2019-2020 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 generous support has allowed us to continue offering a wide variety of stimulating
programs in a well-equipped, comfortable environment for over 33 years!  Thank you for being a member! We love our members!  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 2019-2020 brochure. 941-383-8811.

Sincerely yours,

Susan Goldfarb
Executive Director


P.S. Dear Canadians and Europeans: Due to the prohibitive cost of postage to Canada and Europe, only those of you who become Members will receive a brochure by mail.



2019-2020 HIGHLIGHTS (Just a peek at our 2019-2020 season!)

PERENNIAL FAVORITES AND POPULAR RETURNS: Larry Auerbach, Bridge; Keith Coker, iPhones & iPads; Bill Cotter, Burning Issues In The Supreme Court (2019 Top Cases); Jean DeCicco, Ceramics: Therapy For The Hands And Soul; Dr. Donald Dembo, Live To Be 100!?; Kathy Doddridge, Let’s Go Birding; Renee DiNapoli, Watercolor Etc.; Joyce Doran, Mah Jongg and Canasta; Ruth Fishel, Mindfulness Meditation; Gregg Flowers, All About Dogs; Phillip Gainsley, Opera Previews; Angelena Craig, Mary Kane and Emme Shapiro,Yoga; Susan Goldfarb and Co-Facilitators, Jewish/Israeli Film Festival; Stanley Kolodkin, Breakfast Forums; Randi Kreiss, Literary Gems; Gary Massel, America And The World; Gus Mollasis, At The Movies; Kathie Moon, You’ve Got To See This Movie!; Ronni Miller, Express Yourself Through Writing; Nancy Saum, QiGong and Introduction to Mindfulness; Melissa Kotler Schwartz, Guided Autobiography; Betty Silberman, French For Travelers; Dick Wegman, Strategic Bridge; Patricia Werlau/Billie Dawson, The Women’s Circle; Karen Willey, The Nature of Longboat Key, and many more of your favorite courses and programs, including all new Saturday Workshops, the ever popular Lecture Series (always stimulating and diverse), Exclusive Engagements to the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera and Burns Court Cinema and our annual Daytrip. Our One-Time Special Programs on Thursdays and Fridays will be back with fabulous presenters and our popular Performing Arts Series (including Friday At Five) will feature wonderful new concerts and theatrical performances. Film Nights and Live New Orleans Jazz Nights with Kid Dutch will return!! Whew! And that is just for starters! Hold on, there’s much more…

 

NEW COURSES WITH RETURNING TEACHERS: Richard Benedum, Classical Masterpieces; Susan Benjamin, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jewish Musical Theater Composers: Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein: Social Activists & Johnny Mercer: Social Butterfly; Kevin Costello, Jungian Dream Symbols And The Artist and The Role Of Art, Music and Philosophy In Western Culture and Castles And Kings: Chess For Beginners;
Robert De Warren, The Enduring Storybook Ballets; Edward Dwyer, The World’s Greatest Short Stories and Greatest Novellas and Greatest Poems and Leadership In Turbulent Times: Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Mythology: Gods, Goddesses, Muses & Monsters; Jonathan Epstein, Romeo And Juliet: Why Does True Love Have to Be Tragic To Be True? and The Winter’s Tale: Shakespeare’s Most Sublime Play May Also Be His Oddest; Dan Fine, Irving Berlin & Jimmy Van Heusen: Two Of America’s Most Prolific Composers; Robert Gary, American Tribalism; Kenneth Hanson, The Legacy of King Herod The Great; David Houle, Moving To A Finite
Earth Economy—Crew Manual and Medical Breakthroughs Of The 2020s; Philip Kotler, The Future of Capitalism And Democracy; Mark Kroll, A Tale Of Two Orchestras: The New York Philharmonic And The Boston Symphony and The Keyboard Virtuosos: Four Centuries Of Showmanship; Dilip Mathur, The Power of Wisdom and Truth; David Miano, Ancient Explorers; Gus Mollasis, Flying Through Film Genres With Howard Hawks and Hollywood Icons and The Scorching 1960s; Sandra Moulin, Isn’t It Romantic?—19th Century Romantic Composers; Larry
Prusak, Stories And Storytelling; Paulette Rackow, Monet & Manet And Their Pivotal Roles In Impressionism And Modernism; Jean Renoux, The History And Future of Notre Dame; John Rixse, The Intelligence For The President; Kenneth Simons, Aphorisms, Proverbs and Maxims and Theodore Dreiser And American Naturalism: Sister Carrie; George Stassa, The Gilded Age and War And The Silver Screen… and many others who are still developing their programs.

 

NEW COURSES WITH NEW TEACHERS: I am still consulting with so many more as I write this letter. Just to mention a few… Tom Dietrich, The History Of Central Banking From 1776 To Present; Barbara Glatt, Cognitive Connections; Mark Hogan, Magic For The Young At Heart; Arnie Malasky, The Logic Of Bridge; Joel Schwartz, Legendary Comedians; Laurence Siegel, Stepping Into The Dynamic World Of Contemporary Dance; Michael Sherrow, NYC History—From Wilderness To a Sky-High City

 


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, four weeks before anyone else).  All members receive substantially discounted tuition for all programming Only members are eligible to apply for credit for registrations they have cancelled.
 

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 Programs! $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 free course for the current season; two "Full Series" complimentary lecture series reservations; a total of two complimentary reservations for one of our Performing Arts Programs and your name(s) included on a special recognition plaque in our lobby (optional). $1000

 

Download the membership application form
Use this link to download the PDF. 
You can print out the membership application form and send it in the mail with a check.

Become a member today! 
Click here to use our online Membership Application Form.


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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