North Suncoast Associates
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of North Suncoast Associates (NSA), a support group for The Florida Orchestra. We draw members from northern Pinellas County, Pasco County, and Hillsborough County.
NSA will work to promote the primary purpose of The Florida Orchestra, which is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains, and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphony music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. To that end, the organization provides opportunities to work in audience development, education, fundraising, and other areas as orchestra needs and membership dictate.
Our support group of couples and singles meets three times a year at the La Quinta Inn, 21338 US 19 N, Clearwater (between Drew and Gulf to Bay) at 6:30 pm weekdays for a social hour, a brief business meeting and a musical/educational program by TFO musicians, the highlight of the evening. These meetings are open to the public.
2017/2018 Meeting Dates:
12/5/17 6:00 p.m. NSA Holiday Gathering – Dunedin Country Club
2/15/18 6:30 p.m. NSA Winter Meeting – La Quinta Inn
3/3/18 11:00 a.m. Bravura Brunch – Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort
5/9/18 6:30 p.m. NSA Annual Meeting – La Quinta Inn
NSA offers several friend and fundraising events annually that feature musical performances as well as an opportunity to mingle with men and women who share a passion for live orchestral music be it classical, pop, or rock. We welcome persons of all ages and backgrounds, who are enchanted by music.
Join us for good food, great music, and holiday cheer on December 5th, 2017, at the Dunedin Country Club. Enjoy a cocktail reception, served dinner, and performances by the Dunedin Madrigal Singers, and young artist winners. Open to all members, and their friends!
For further information or to RSVP, contact Pat Donahue at 727-517-6663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date and help spread the word for a bravura experience!
The 24th Annual Bravura Brunch celebrates The Florida Orchestra’s 50th birthday in perfect rhythm with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and a musical performance by The Mambo Kings. Join us on Saturday March 3, 2018, at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, Inverness Ballroom. Maria Cantonis and Joan Guitierrez, Co-chairs.
For further information or to be added to the invitation mailing list, contact Maria Cantonis at Mcan96@tampabay.rr.com.
Ann Kennedy AnnKennedy@seimfg.com
The Florida Orchestra/North Suncoast Associates Officers:
President: Ann Kennedy
Vice President: Patricia Donohue
Corresponding Secretary: John Getker
Recording Secretary: Eleanor Cicerchi
Treasurer: Beth Getker
Immediate Past Co-Presidents: Martin & Marilou van Zanten
Directory: Jean Rascher
Fundraising: Joan Gutierrez
Hospitality: Marguerite Jirau
Membership: Kim Marston/Veronica Kolze
Newsletter: Dale & Ron Anderson
Petting Zoo: Judy McSwine
Public Relations: Veronica Kolze
Volunteer Coordinator: Johanna Guzik
Special thanks to outgoing Board members Rick Tetrick, Cynthia Harris, Dee Dubendorff, and Judith McLeod.