Deadlines at a Glance

Sept 22- Deadline to register for Oct Sewing Retreat in Sarasota

Oct 1 - Deadline for Needle News

Oct -  Annual Meeting ticket purchase


September is International/National Sewing Month. Come visit and see what how our Neighborhood Groups use their love of sewing in our community.


Oct 12: CAB at President's Home

Oct 22: Sewing Retreat in Sarasota

Note: Last day to RSVP is September 22nd, 2018

INVITATION from Brandon/East Bay Chapter:


We’re inviting 20 of your members to join us at the Fall Retreat October 22-25 at the new Carlisle Inn of Sarasota,  (3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota 34232).  We’d love to have you come and join the fun!. 

SEWING RETREAT is for four days and three nights in this brand new hotel!  We are fortunate to have booked the entire conference room complex for our retreat use - there will be loads of room for us to spread out.  


The facilities are very upscale.  If you didn't visit the hotel during their Open House, talk to those who did.  It is across the parking lot from Alma Sue's Quilt shop - they will be having specials for us while we are there.  


Meals are INCLUDED in the cost: 3 Country breakfasts, served in the hotel and 3 dinners - 2 in the hotel and one at Der Dutchman (the buffet) located in the shared parking lot. (Or you can eat on your own at the the famous Yoder's is just down the street!)




Reservations are being taken now with a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $50.00, made payable to Brandon ASG, and mailed to Linda Wolka at 1723 Pacific Dunes Drive, Sun City Center33573

The NO refund policy is in effect in accordance with our ASG Chapter's standing rules.  


FOR ROOMS: The Full payment is due now! 

Please put your roommates name in the memo area of your check if you are requesting a double room.



Nov 3rd - Annual Meeting and Elections at Geckos in The Signature Room (5351 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233). Fun begins at 10AM and will continue until 3PM in an Asian Themed setting. 


Ticket cost is $45 and includes room, meal and guest speaker. Tickets are on sale in your NGs. Registration deadline has not been determined. Tickets can also be purchased by mailing your $45 check and menu choice to Evelyn. Please use our Contact Us form if you need her mailing address. 


Meal choices are Beef Tips with Mushrooms and Sherry OR  Bourbon Glazed Chicken Breast. Meal includes beverage, salad, bread, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and desert. Vegetarian, Gluten free and Dairy Free options available upon request. 


Our Guest Speaker is June Colburn, noted for her kimono designs and international textiles. 





December is filled by Neighborhood Groups celebrating with holiday parties - and holiday dates may affect our normal NG meeting times and dates. We will post the luncheon registration and date/time changes to our NG, Calendar and Events pages as they become available. 


mid Dec- Come visit our ASG booth in Manatee Village Historical Park. The Cracker Christmas Event begins with park opening at 11 AM and runs to 4 PM. Visit Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge and enjoy seasonal choral, instrumental and dance performances. Free Parking. Admission is $5 for Adults, Children under 12 are free.  Address is at 1404 Manatee Ave, E.