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Dear Harvard Alums:

Welcome back from the holidays!  We are into the 2016/2017 events for the Season and hope that you will be able to join us in the upcoming months!

January re-launches the Club’s Season on the 25th with a luncheon at Kensington Country Club featuring Mark Strain, Chair of the Collier County Planning Commission.  Mark will present his detailed analysis of the challenges facing Collier County over the next twenty years and what strategies the Planning Commission has in place to address what is estimated to be a potential population growth of over a million residents. 

February events begin with the Baker Museum Luncheon and Tour on February 2nd where Frank Verpoorten, Museum Director and Chief Curator, will introduce us to three of the museums exhibits featuring the works of the American Impressionists, Robert Indiana, and the collections of Olga Hirshhorn.  On February 15th, Katherine Ellis Nixon, Northern Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, will provide an update on the economy at the Club’s annual Economic Forum hosted at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.  The Economic Forum is a members only event and invitations are scheduled to go out in January so, if you haven't renewed your membership with the Club yet, please do it quickly so that you will be included!  February 23rd wraps the month up with a luncheon at the Chez Boet Restaurant with Dr. John Schott, author of “Mind over Money,” who will educate us in The Psychology of Investing. 

March will be busy starting with a trip to the newly renovated Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers to see our beloved Red Sox take on the Twins!  Come and help us cheer Boston on to victory!  We have reserved a block of seats in a shaded deck area with spectacular views of the action.  With a full-service bar and concession stand right next to us, we are sure to have an afternoon of relaxation, entertainment and fun.   

March events continue with an evening at Artis-Naples on March 15th for a performance of the hilarious smash hit Something Rotten, about two brothers desperate to write a hit play who create the world’s very first musical.  March 21st brings us a Medical Panel Breakfast with Dr. Allen Weiss, President & CEO of the NCH Healthcare System, and Dr. Eric Hochman, Past President of the Collier County Medical Society, where the panel will update you on current trends in Medicine and Hospital Care as well as new advances in care and treatment that will impact all of us.  Finally, join us on March 28th at Eagle Lakes Community Park for some spring migration bird watching with Arthur Sissman.

For April, we are planning to join co-hosts Yale, Princeton, Penn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, Brown and the Seven Sisters at the annual 2017 Ivy Fest picnic happening this year at the Naples Zoo.  And we will wrap the season up with the Club’s Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Kensington Country Club.  More details for these events, as well as a possible new speaker event, will follow.

Ticket purchases have been open for a number of these events since September, but we recently opened ticketing for the Baker Museum Luncheon and Tour as well as the Artis-Naples Reception and Performance and the Twins vs. Red Sox baseball game.  Please get your tickets soon since ticketing closes for a number of these events at the end of January!  If you would like to register and pay by check for an event, rather than register and pay online, please feel free to use the enclosed registration form included in the Club's January mailing or you can reach out to our Club Administrator, Dede Schoenberg, who would be happy to assist you with this process (you can find Dede's contact information in the Contact Us section of this website).

Finally, if you still need to renew your membership, the dues of $50 are modest and remain unchanged from earlier years.  To renew, you can either complete the membership section of this website or print the membership form provided and send it, with your check, to The Harvard Club of Naples, PO Box 9302, Naples, Florida 34101-9302.   

Along with the Club's Officers and Directors, I look forward to seeing you at the Mark Strain Luncheon on January 25th, as well as many of the other events scheduled for the Season!


Marilynne White, President

The Harvard Club of Naples

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