Two great opportunities for improving your friendships through flowers
- July 18 – Lunch at Sam’s Sneads at Lely Resort
- August 15 – Boat trip, lunch and sightseeing on Useppa Island
Let’s meet for lunch
Then, let’s do it again but this time we will take a boat to the destination of Useppa Island.
- August 15 – a Wednesday
- Meet at 7:45 a.m. from Crossroads Shopping Center at the Vineyards
- Between McDonalds and Walgreens
- Kathleen Hawryluk will take herself and 4 more in her car
- Other drivers needed
- The boat trip is $40 and lunch is extra.
- Boat leaves Captiva at 10AM and returns at 3PM, so plan on spending the day with your flower friends.
If you want to be part of the fun on Useppa Island you need to do two things-
- Send a $40 check payable to Dolores Schweitzer at 3255 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, Fl 34109. Check must arrive no later than August 7.
- Send Dolores an email or call her (239-260-2923 H, or 704-516-4475 C) no later than August 7 to make your reservation.
More about Useppa
The boat is lovely, the waters are calm and the Island is absolutely charming.
If you haven’t been to Useppa Island you have missed a great must see island paradise. The island is an exclusive private island with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation, (but leave your clippers at home today). The only way to visit Useppa is to be a member of the Island Club, a guest of a member or ride with I.I. #160 today on Captiva Cruises. Our boat will leave Captiva at 10AM and return at 3PM, so plan to spend the day with your Ikebana friends.
In the 1920’s Barron Collier built a large home on the island now known as Barron Collier Inn to accommodate his wealthy and influential friends on tarpon fishing trips. Names such as Rockefeller, Dupont, Edison and Ford have visited this island. Now it is your turn!
In addition to the boat trip and lunch, we might want to visit the Barbara Sumwait History Museum. This superbly done museum goes back in history to the Calusa Indians up to the present day and is open 7 days a week and has audio tours available. They do ask for a $5 donation and it is worth every penny!