Posted by Mary Lynn Desjarlais
As planned, a Mighty Tiger Team led by Katrina Jones Baranko, Gary Levine, and Mary-Lynn Desjarlais with support from Siesta Key members
Karen Sweat
Candy Anderson
Patty Casey
Peter Kiziu
Joe Meyer
Jim Mattson
Ann Mattson
Clark Lauren
Joy Horne-Jones
made calls and visited prospective Kiwanians interested in establishing a NEW Kiwanis Club to be centered east of Sarasota near I-75.  The Tigers succeeded in securing 18 “YES” responses and on short notice they met Wednesday evening on the lanai of the Mad Fish Grill to organize. 
Members elected Michelle Rhea (a former Key Cluber), President.  Clark Lauren agreed to be the Club’s Secretary.  It was decided to be the "Sarasota East Kiwanis Club".  The full Board will be developed at the first scheduled Club Meeting, April 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm at The White Buffalo Saloon, 5377 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233.  The club has decided to meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.
Doug Griffin and Clark Lauren will serve as "Mentors" for the Sarasota East Club.

Mary- Lynn Desjarlais