A Message from the President & LLI Board of Directors

From President, Larry A. Smith

As I assume the role of President of LLI, I look both backward and forward. Reviewing our 2014-2015 year, I see so much progress in our programming, trips, membership, and participation by those who look to LLI for a FUN learning experience. Anticipating our 2015-2016 year, it is my hope that our organization will significantly increase the number of people who will enjoy an association with LLI. With over fifty (50) classes, three (3) trips, several lectures and a return of our film series, there should be something for everyone.

LLI is dependent on the revenue stream generated by memberships and our variety of programs that allow us to continue to provide a fun learning experience for all. Again this year, September 1st and 2nd, we are participating in the Giving Partner Challenge with the help of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. This is a “matching contribution” program whereby a gift made by you will be matched up to $250 that will come directly to LLI. We are anticipating a successful campaign, have set a goal of $5,000, and your contributions will be greatly appreciated. Details on how you can make a contribution will be available in August.

To meet with success during this upcoming year, my fellow Board of Director members, our office manager, and our volunteers are committed to make this year one to remember.




Larry A. Smith, President
Mary Curtis, Vice-President & Trips Co-Chair
Heather M. Francis, Treasurer
Phyllis A. Walker, Secretary

Adam Cummings, Outreach Co-Chair

Judee Fish, Curriculum Chair

Robert Moran, Outreach Co-Chair
Rusty Pray, PR Chair
Diane Watson, Trips Co-Chair

Bonnie Leroy, Office Manager


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