Leadership Florida Connect
December 2017 Report
Leadership Florida Updates & Reminders
2018 Annual Meeting Room Block Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce our group reservation link for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Sarasota is now open!  

The Annual Meeting will begin on the evening of Thursday, June 14, and conclude at noon on Sunday, June 17.

Leadership Florida has rooms blocked off at the Westin Sarasota Resort and Spa located directly next door to he Ritz-Carlton, where meetings will take place.  Our members will enjoy a reduced rate at the Westin Resort and Spa of $155.00.   

The first notice of our room block went out last Friday in the Leadership Florida December E-Cast, and the room block at the Ritz-Carlton is already full. There are still rooms available at the Westin Resort and Spa, which shares all of it facilities with the Ritz-Carlton. Please reserve your room at the Westin as soon as possible. As a reminder to members of Connect Class VIII, we have reserved your room at the Westin for you. Also, please be advised there is a limit of one room per member with our group rate.

To reserve a room at the Westin Sarasota Resort and Spa, click HERE .  

Last Chance to Be Included in the Directory!

If you have paid your annual dues, you are all set and will be included in our 2018 Leadership Florida Directory. However, if you have not paid your annual dues, please remember there is still time. We want to see your beautiful face in the 2018 Leadership Florida Directory! To make sure this happens, please submit your membership dues as soon as possible! Membership dues are so important in helping us continue to bring you top notch "but for" Leadership Florida programming, present exciting new speakers, provide access to your fellow members online and through our print directory, produce regional and statewide events, and more. 

Remember, attendance at the Leadership Florida Annual Meeting scheduled for June 14-17, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, is limited to dues paying members and their guests.  This year's Annual Meeting is going to be one for the books, and we would hate for you to miss out.   Plus, we want YOU included in the official Leadership Florida Directory and all of our regular communications!

Please click on the link HERE to pay your 2017-2018 annual membership dues.  Please note, once you click the above link there is an option to receive an invoice for check payments to be mailed. Please submit your dues to us at your earliest convenience. 

Thank you for your continued support,and from all of us here at Leadership Florida we wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
Leadership Florida Connect Board Update: Connect Day in the Capital
Samantha Sexton
VP of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida
Leadership Florida Connect V

The Connect Day it the Capital (CDIC) is a unique opportunity for people looking for an abbreviated Leadership Florida Connect experience or access to premier, timely education about Florida’s government. Although you do not need to be an official Leadership Florida member, you will still have a chance to engage with statewide leaders and experience the organization’s one-of-a-kind programming.

The agenda will include a private tour of The Grove , reception at the Florida Governor's Mansion, dinner and keynote speaker at Hotel Duval and a day visiting with Florida's most influential decision-makers at the Florida State Capitol and Supreme Court. Invited guests include the Florida Cabinet, Senate President, House Speaker and industry leaders.

Potential recruits and CDIC attendees should contact Samantha Sexton, Statewide Outreach Chair, ssexton11@gmail.com, for more information.

Registration is now open! The event will sell-out so we encourage early registration. No guests will be permitted access day-of. Please click HERE to register

Event Dates: February 8-9, 2017

Link t o the event page. 
Upcoming Connect Session Dates
  • Tallahassee—Hotel Duval, February 8-10, 2018
  • Miami—The Conrad, April 12-14, 2018
  • Sarasota—Ritz Carlton (Annual Meeting), June 14-17, 2018
Mark Your Calendars!

  • December 15, 2017: Gulfstream Region Day of Service (Click HERE to view the invitation)

  • December 19, 2017: Northwest Region Holiday Party (Click HERE to view the invitation)
Thank You Sponsors!