Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee


    View the 2014 Newsletter here.

    Chip Churchill at Lakewood Ranch High School College Fair

    Encourage Rutgers Alumni who reside in municipalities located in Sarasota and Manatee counties to attend meetings and events sponsored by Rutgers University and by the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee, thereby supporting the mission of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, “Advance Rutgers University by Engaging All Alumni.” Perpetuate the program of having club members volunteer to represent Rutgers at college fairs. Seek donations from RU Alumni for the Rutgers Club of Sarasota-Manatee/Art Jacoby Endowed Scholarship Fund to increase the endowed amount from $50,000.00 to a minimum of $100,000.00 in order to award a more substantial scholarship to a recipient each year. Keep Rutgers Alumni informed about University and club events via newsletters and periodic updates on the club web site. Conduct meetings for information sharing and socialization. Engage in activities that help foster school spirit and create new friendships.

    Charles “Chip” Churchill RC’59, President
    Leonard Satkowski UCN’73, Vice President
    Barbara Jacoby, Secretary/Treasurer (Honorary Member)

    More than 800 Rutgers alumni reside in towns that are located in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Bradenton and Sarasota have the highest number of Rutgers graduates.

    Chip Churchill, President, maintains a spreadsheet that contains the following information:
    Member name, college, year of graduation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Members reside primarily in municipalities located in the counties of Sarasota and Manatee . These are Rutgers Alumni who receive e-mail messages or postcards that promote events sponsored by the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee. Prospective new members should contact Chip Churchill via email at and request that he or she be placed on the master list. There are no annual dues.

    Chip Churchill, President
    819 Freedom Plaza Circle Apt 306
    Sun City Center, FL 33573
    Cell Phone: 813-415-7278

    College Fairs
    Under guidelines established by Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions and RAVIN (Rutgers Alumni Volunteer Information Network) club volunteers aid the University’s recruiting effort by representing Rutgers at college fairs held for students from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Club volunteers have represented Rutgers at the Sarasota and Manatee College Fairs as well as the Bay Area Independent School College Fair to name a few.

    The Rutgers University Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible. A goal of $100,000.00 and beyond has been established in order to increase the amount awarded to a recipient. RU Alumni are encouraged to continue sending donations to the Rutgers University Foundation,120 Albany Street Plaza, Suite 201, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Designate the gift is for the Rutgers Club of Sarasota-Manatee/Art Jacoby Scholarship. The first recipient, Jordana Silberman from Tampa, received a $1500.00 scholarship for 2011-2012 and $1798.00 scholarship for 2012-2013. The market value of the fund as of June 30, 2014 was $67,406.60.

    Past Programs and Events:
    October 2013, Luncheon, Mark Mehlmann, Speaker

    November 2013, Lunch and Tour at the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota

    December 2013, Holiday Party at the Peridia Golf & Country Club

    January 2014, Big Ten Luncheon, Polo Grill, Lakewood Ranch

    February 2014, Revolutionary War Re-enactment, Dot & Chip Churchill

    March 2014, Baseball Game, Rays vs Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium

    April 2014, Polo Match, Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch

    April 2014, Beachhouse Restaurant, Anna Maria Island

    Upcoming Football Game Watches at Sarasota Brewing Company:
    September 13, 2014 - Penn State
    October 4, 2014 - Michigan
    October 18, 2014 - Ohio State
    November 1, 2014 - Wisconsin
    November 22, 2014 - Michigan State

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