Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Politicking in East Manatee

Political clubs were once a rariety in East Manatee, but now the area has as many of them as anywhere else.

In the new year, they plan to get busy right away. Here are some of the meetings:

The Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club meets 5-7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., for a discussion on the pros and cons of Lakewood Ranch becoming incorporated.

The East Manatee Republican Club will meet for luncheon 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14, at the Peridia Golf and Country Club; 4950 Peridia Blvd. Guest Speaker will be Rick Piccolo, executive director of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Also on the agenda will be the election of club officers.

The Southeast Manatee Co. Democratic Club will host Honey Rand, speaking on concerns about drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico at its 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 luncheon, at The Peridia Country Clubt.


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