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Suncoast Florida

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Club contact

Donald Gray ’58 dandcgray@live.com 941.918.1516 or Meghin Delaney '12 meghin.delaney@gmail.com

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Welcome Suncoast Alumni!

More than 900 Syracuse University alumni live in the Suncoast Florida area of Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Many have joined the club since it was chartered in late 2005.

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Events

Upcoming events appear below as soon as they are confirmed.

Football Luncheon

November 12: SARASOTA - The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Suncoast Florida is hosting a special football luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12. Dr. Patrick O'Neill '94, a four-year letterwinner for the Syracuse University football team (1990-1993) was named the Big East's Special Teams Player of the Year in 1992 and he went on to play in the National Football League for the New England Patriots. O'Neill, who was named to Syracuse University's All-Century team, later became an orthopedic surgeon and after graduating from medical school he began practicing at the Kennedy/White Center in Sarasota. O'Neill will discuss his playing career at Syracuse and in the NFL during a free lunch at the Ranch Grill, 11475 State Route 70, Bradenton, FL, 34202. 
Space is limited for this event, so please send an RSVP email by November 1 to: kcwalensky@gmail.com, or call (941) 780-3944. 

 

Membership

Alumni membership is open to those who have received a degree from Syracuse University and those who have attended for a minimum of two years. Affiliate membership is available to friends of SU, such as parents, non-alumni spouses and friends. Affiliate members may not vote or hold office, but are invited to all other club activities. Family membership is for households which include more than one alumni or non-alumni who want to become members.

Join today!

Dues are $25 per year and include your spouse or partner, if applicable. Membership for the first year after graduation is free. Mail your completed application form with your check payable to “SU Club of Suncoast Florida” to P.O. Box 1822, Venice, FL 34284.

Download the application form (PDF 95kb)

New members will get an official SU metal license plate frame for free while supplies last! Show the world that you are a proud SU alum or friend! License plate frames will be available for pick-up at all upcoming alumni club events and game watches.

Mailing list

Stay informed about upcoming events! Send us a message using the link below to be added to our email list, or to change your list subscription. We recognize your privacy. Your email address will not be shared with any third parties or be used for any purposes beyond announcements from the SU Alumni Club of Suncoast Florida.

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About our club

The SU Alumni Club of Suncoast Florida was chartered in October 2005. It includes alumni residing in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties of Florida. Major cities and municipalities of Palmetto, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda are within these counties. Approximately 900 alumni call this area home.

Since we are located within a popular retirement and tourist area, our resident alumni population is augmented by many winter visitors. This includes non-alumni who formerly resided in the Syracuse area and decided to trade the snow for sun and sand. We welcome them as members or visitors to most club events.

Board Members

President Don Gray ’58
Vice President Ramon Racelis ’58
Treasurer Tony Turlenko ’73
Secretary Susan Earle ’73
Director Ruth Schaffer ’00
Newsletter Editor Meghin Delaney ’13
Director (vacant)
Past President Joyce Cattelane ’95, G’99

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Photo gallery

Photos taken at Suncoast Florida club events.

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