February 12, 2018

2018 Spring SCA Meeting – Sarasota, Florida

SCA Meetings –
Bringing Swedish-America together!

Join SCA directors, supporters and friends for a three-day break from the chill of winter in lovely Sarasota, Florida! We will be staying at the new Westin Sarasota Hotel, located in the middle of the quay-side action.

Weekend package for SCA Board Members and Affiliate Representatives

Weekend package for SCA spouses and guests 

(Click on the date to purchase individual events.)

Thursday evening, March 22, 2018 – SCA Reception

SCA has reserved the EVOQ Terrace on the roof of the hotel where we will dine and meet while we watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Food and soft beverages provided. Cash bar.

Friday day, March 23, 2018 – Meet or Explore  (Spouse/Guest Breakfast only)

SCA Board Members and SCA Affiliate Member Representatives will meet in the Westin Sarasota, our host hotel, as part of the 2018 SCA Annual Meeting. Among other items on the agenda will be selection of 2018 SCA Scholars and election of new board members. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch included.

Meanwhile, spouses and guests will have the day on their own to explore the beauty of Sarasota and the famed shopping at Saint Armand’s Circle. The host hotel has complimentary shuttle service within three miles of the hotel.

Friday evening, March 23, 2018 – Local Hospitality!

Two local friends of SCA – sisters, in fact – have invited us to experience Sarasota like locals. Food, beverages and warm hospitality – you can’t ask for more! A motor coach will provide transportation between the hotel and their welcoming home. Depart hotel at 6:00 p.m., returning at 8:30 p.m. Host food and beverages.

Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 – Meet or Relax   (Spouse/Guest Breakfast only)

After everyone has breakfast together, the directors and representatives will conclude the SCA Annual Meeting while guests have time to enjoy the rooftop pool or use one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes to explore the neighborhood. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2018 – SCA Excursion

First we will have a bayside lunch at Maria Jack’s, a local restaurant known for its seafood. Then it’s a tour of the Andy Warhol “Flowers in the Factory” Exhibit at the Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens.

Saturday evening, March 24, 2018 – Swedish Celebration!

SCA is in town to recognize and honor the 30th Jubilee Celebration of the Swedish Club of Sarasota. Most years they have a Shrimp Fest in the spring but this year, as they celebrate this important milestone in their history, they are holding a special dinner at the University Park Country Club. SCA will provide motor coach transportation for those in our party. Depart hotel at 5:300 p.m., returning at 8:30 p.m.