Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee

     View the 2013 Summer 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 (Honorary Member)
    Betsy Winchester UCNB'73 Treasurer

    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: 732-581-2717

    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, 2013 was $55,374.29.

    Past Programs and Events:
    October 7, 2012, Brunch Meeting, Speaker, Chuck Lewandowski, President, Rutgers Club of Tampa Bay

    December 2, 2012, Brunch Meeting, Holiday Party, Gift Exchange

    January 27, 2013, Brunch Meeting, Speaker, David Forgash, Lakewood Ranch CERT

    February 24, 2013, Brunch Meeting, Speaker, Dave Marino, Football Coach, Palmetto High School

    March 13, 2013, Spring Training Baseball Game, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota

    April 20, 2013, Luncheon, Beachhouse Waterfront Restaurant, Bradenton Beach

    Upcoming Football Game Watches at Sarasota Brewing Company:
    Saturday, September 7, 2013- Norfolk State
    Saturday, September 14, 2013- Eastern Michigan
    Thursday, October 10, 2013- Louisville
    Saturday, November 2, 2013- Temple
    Saturday, November 16, 2013-Cincinnati
    Saturday, December 7, 2013-USF

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