March 11th Luncheon Featuring ‘Progress for All’ Activist Tim Canova on Florida’s Sabal Trail Pipeline

Sabal TrailJoin us at Marina Jack on Saturday, March 11th, as we learn that North Dakota is not the only region with a controversy over oil pipeline construction. Meet Tim Canova, a leader in the campaign against the Sabal Trail Pipeline, that originates in Alabama, extends to Georgia and ends in Central Florida. Spectra Energy Partners, NextEra Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy purport that the “underground pipeline will bring additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies to Florida, while increasing the reliability of the region’s energy delivery system and positively impacting the economy in the Southeast region of the United States, specifically Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

The Sabal Trail project will provide economic stimulus in the form of increased tax revenue and local jobs.” Detractors believe that the $3.2 billion, 515-mile natural gas pipeline will create a huge environmental calamity and contaminate the state’s drinking water supply. Canova has stated, “It’s not a question of if this pipeline will leak, but when. And when it does, it will undoubtedly pollute one of the world’s largest aquifers which provides 60 percent of drinking water to the nation’s third most populated state.” Tim will ask us to sign a petition to stop the pipeline. Almost 90,000 signatures have already been collected. Don’t miss the chance to learn about this important environmental issue.


Reservations are required – deadline is Wednesday, March 8th.. Please read instructions below carefully.

To make a reservation, e-mail and

  1. your name and the name of your guests
  2. your menu choices

You can also leave that information on our voice mail at 941-379-9233.


Marina Jack · 2 Marina Jack Plaza
(on the Sarasota waterfront, in the upstairs banquet room)

Complimentary valet parking is offered


Check in starts at 11 a.m. The program begins at noon.

Please do not arrive before 11:00 a.m.

Cost / Payment

Cost for Members is $26 each.

Cost for non-members or walk-in’s is $28 each.

You may pay by cash, credit card, or with a check made payable to the DCS. Please fill out your checks ahead of time.


  • Chicken Caprese: Pan Roasted Breast of Chicken Topped with Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Pesto Cream & Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction OR
  • (Vegetarian Option) Gluten Free Pasta Primavera: Brown Rice Penne Pasta, Tossed with Seasonal Fresh Vegetables in Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Garlic


IMPORTANT – Reservation due by Wednesday, March 8. Cancellations must also be made by March 8th or you will be billed.

Coming up

On Tuesday, April 4th, we will host a Wine, Cheese & Politics gathering at the Bayfront Community Center featuring Futurist David Houle on the topic of the Future of Political Parties.

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