October 10th Brunch – Carroll Buchanan Award

Presentation of the 5th Annual Democratic Club of Sarasota Carroll Buchanan Award

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Club’s Carroll Buchanan Award, we are holding a special brunch at the Francis in downtown Sarasota on October 10th at 11 a.m. This will be our largest fund raiser of 2015. Proceeds will fund outreach going into 2016. We have invited the past 4 Carroll Buchanan Award winners to attend as our guests, which gives us the opportunity to honor them again.

At the Newtown luncheon, Club President Mary Clupper announced this year’s recipient – Carol Buchanan (the wife of the award’s namesake Carroll Buchanan). Her husband, Carroll, inspired us all as Democrats, and she has continued his legacy with her tireless commitment to progressive causes and organizations in our community. She has been an especially good friend of the Club.

Speaker from Planned Parenthood

Barbara-zradeveckyWe will also hear remarks from Barbara Zdravecky.

Barbara is the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.


Reservations are required – deadline is Thursday, October 8th.. Please read instructions below carefully.

To make a reservation, e-mail and indicate:

Please give your name and the name of your guests

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


Please note we’ll be back at the Francis for this month’s brunch:

The Francis
1289 Palm Avenue (near Main Street and Palm Avenue)

Free parking is available in the Palm Avenue Parking Garage.

IMPORTANT – Special Time

Social Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. The program starts at 11:00 a.m.
(check in opens at 10 a.m. Please do not arrive before 10 a.m.).

Cost / Payment

Cost is $50 per person.

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

Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.


Brunch buffet including a variety of breakfast items, fruit and salads.


IMPORTANT – Reservations due by Thursday, October 8.

Sponsorship Opportunities

I would like to sponsor the Carroll Buchanan Award Brunch. My contribution is listed below.

Sponsors will be acknowledged in the program.

If you do not want to pay your sponsorship online, please mail a check, payable to “DCS” to:

Democratic Club of Sarasota
PO Box 51076
Sarasota, FL 34232

If you do choose to pay your sponsorship online, you will be contacted for your guests names.

Democratic Club of Sarasota