March 14 Luncheon – Dr. Jeffrey Orenstein – Fixing American Government

Jeffrey OrensteinWe are looking forward to hearing from Dr. Jeffrey Orenstein, Co-publisher and Executive Editor of Living on the Suncoast Magazine.

He will speak to us about the ideas in his new book, Fixing American Government.

Fixing American Government cover

The book is described as an instruction manual on how to make changes to our broken system.

Orenstein describes how gridlock, hyper-partisanship and unlimited campaign spending by self-interested billionaires and interest groups have replaced rational public policy making, bi-partisanship and grassroots campaigns.

The resulting gridlock and ineffective government is unable to deal adequately with a growing set of foreign and domestic challenges. Orenstein believes this depresses voter turnout, discourages good people from running for political office and leads to apathy, lack of civic IQ and a dangerous civic cynicism.

Please join us for what should be ba thought provoking event. Consider reading the book before the luncheon. It is available in paperback on Amazon and in electronic format for the Kindle. The book will also be available for sale at the luncheon.

Reservations are required

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 941-379-9233.


Please note the new location for this month’s luncheon:

The Hyatt Regency
1000 Boulevard of the Arts


Social Hour starts at 11 a.m. The program starts promptly at noon.

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.


  • Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast served on a bed of tomato-herb orzo with green beans and carrots OR
  • Vegetarian Option: Grilled Eggplant Cannelloni with Herb Ricotta and Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Dessert: Carrot Cake


IMPORTANT – Reservations due by Thursday, March 12.

Late Fee

Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

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