Saturday, January 12th Luncheon – Barbara Ford-Coates on the REAL ID Act, Drivers Licenses & How it Affects You

Join us on Saturday, January 12th, as we welcome Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates to educate us on the reality Floridians face as the REAL ID law is fully implemented. She will provide us with details on why the law was passed and who it impacts, as well as how, when, and where Floridians must comply. With local governments facing the many challenges of implementation, she will share what her office is doing to make compliance as painless as possible.

A native of Virginia, Barbara Ford-Coates has lived in Sarasota County since 1972. She joined the Tax Collector’s office in 1975. She was first elected to the top position in 1984 and re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 without opposition. She is the longest serving Sarasota County elected official and the recipient of the2008 Outstanding County Tax Collector in the United States award. She is a Democrat who is active with the League of Women Voters, on the board of the Community Foundation, and is a Girl Scout Troop leader.

Reservations are required.

Read instructions below carefully.

To make a reservation, e-mail and indicate the name of your guests and your menu choices, or leave that information on the voice mail at 379-9233.

Menu choices for this month are:

  • Chicken Saltimbocca, rosemary roasted potatoes, and Chef’s vegetables  OR
  • Teriyaki Salmon Salad

              Dessert is Tiramisu

The luncheon is held at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Travel 2 miles east of I-75 on Bee Ridge Road. Turn left at the light at Gary Player Blvd. Bent Tree will be on your right. Proceed past the guard shack, through one stop sign, and the club house will be on your left.

Social Hour starts at 11 with the program beginning promptly at noon.

NEW PRICE AS OF JANUARY 2013: Cost for Members is $24 each. Cost for non-members or walk-in’s is $26 each. You may pay by cash or with a check made payable to the DCS. Please fill out your checks ahead of time.

IMPORTANT – Reservations are required and must be made by midnight on Wednesday, January 9th. Cancellations must also be made by midnight, January 9th or you will be billed for your meal.