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FRG December 3 Clearwater Meeting Notice



Fellow Blinded Veteran:


FRG Meeting Notice: The next meeting of the Florida Regional Group will be held on Saturday, December 3, at the Bill Irle’s Restaurant, 1310 North Ft. Harrison Avenue (US Highway 19 Alternate) in Clearwater. As in the past, this meeting at Bill Irle’s is shaping up to be another afternoon of good food, good times, and good friends. Please plan to join us there and renew old friendships and make new ones.


The meeting will begin at 11:3O AM with a period of socializing, followed by lunch at noon. For lunch, you may have either: Baked Boston Scrod or Wiener Schnitzel and Fruit Cup, Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Rolls & Butter, Iced Tea or Coffee, and Dessert. The price of the lunch will be $5 per person including tax & tip. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks will be available for an additional charge.


FRG President Terry King will preside at the meeting following lunch. A National Legislative up­date will be presented. Information about the FRG Auxiliary and its programs will be provided. FRG activities for the coming months will be discussed. Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to provide information about services and benefits for Blinded Veterans and their families.


The restaurant has asked us to notify them as to the number who will be attending and the choice of lunch desired, by November 30. Please make your reservations prior to that date by writing to Central West District Director Willie Menendez at: 10 Lemington Court, Homasassa, FL 34446 or call Willie at (352) 382-2314. Tn St. Petersburg, You may call James Spooner at: (727) 347-8042. In addition, you may make your reservations by calling Bay Pines VIST Coordinator Jody Teper at (727) 398-6661 ex 4516 or Tampa VIST Coordinator-Charles Neberding at (813) 631-7140 or James Bennett in Newport Richie at (727) 372-6022.  In Englis call Frank Hennessey at: (352) 447-6461. In Clearwater, call Ben Wells at: (727) 536-1762. It is important for you to make your reservations so that the restaurant may prepare for our meeting.


To get to the restaurant: From Tampa, take State Road 60 across the Courtney Campbell Causeway, continue West to Ft. Harrison Avenue (US Highway 19 Alternate) go north several miles to Bill Irle’s. It is a red building on the west side of the street. Free parking is available behind the building. From the South, take I 275 across the Skyway Bridge to State Road 60, go west on SR 60 and continue as above. From the North, take US 19 south to State Road 60, go west and continue as above. Please mark Saturday, December 3 on your calendar and join us in Clearwater for an enjoyable and interesting afternoon.