The Docket March 2019 - Page 7

SOUTH COUNTY DIVISION Fun times and positive energy in South County! T hank you to everyone who joined us for our Wine Social at Venice Wine and Coffee on February 7th. A great time was enjoyed by all and this annual event continues to grow! Big thanks are owed to Bryan Kessler for organizing the event for us again this year, to our spon- sor, The Community Foundation of Sarasota County , whose generosity provided us all with delicious wine and appetizers, and to the owners and staff of Venice Wine and Coffee for once again providing us with such a beautiful venue, with its wonderful ambiance! Please take the time to show your appreciation to everyone who works hard to plan and host such fun networking and socializing opportunities for us all. By the time this article is printed we have also enjoyed our most unique South County outing, our SCD Sporting Clays Event held on March 1 at Knights Trail Park. I SOUTH COUNTY PRESIDENT’S COLUMN Susan H. Hines, Esq. Sabal Trust Company will provide a recap of the event in next month’s Docket and will hope to include some great pictures from the day! Based on the number of registrations already received for the event, we are optimistic that we will have had our best turn out ever! The fearless leader of the event, Skip Berg , worked hard with the Sarasota Gun Range at Knights Trail, and convinced them to open yet another range to us this year – that means that we will have had access to all four complete courses to shoot on this year! Thank you, Skip, for all that you continue to do to ensure a fun and memorable outing for all of us! And, thank you again to our loyal sponsors Englewood Bank and Trust and The Community Foundation of Sarasota County for their help to ensure that this event remains reasonably priced for our attorneys and guests. One more save the date. Coming H E A LT H A N D F I T N E S S PRESCRIPTION Continued from Page 1 our Sarasota County Bar Association are committed to improving the mental and physi- cal health of their members. The Sarasota County Bar Association’s Health and Wellness Sub-Committee has part- nered with the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association For Women Lawyers to present “A Prescription To Save Your Life,” on March 25, 2019, at 12 noon, at Michael’s On East. Dr. Chippy Nalluri, a nationally acclaimed cardiologist and the inaugural Director of the Integrative Lifestyle Program for reversing the progression of heart disease and other chronic conditions at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, will speak to us about the transfor- mative impact of the right nutrition, moderate exercise, stress management and a strong support system. She will share compelling uncontroverted evidence of the healing power of these four strategies and will, in fact, give you “A Prescription to Save Your Life.” “Heart disease is silent and progressive,” she explains. “Two thirds of women and many men who die from sudden cardiac death had no idea they had cardiac issues. This fact underscores the need for prevention. We need to be protective of our hearts, rather than reac- tive, and that often calls for a lifestyle change. This has to be a paradigm shift in health care overall.” Dr. Nalluri meditates twice a day and incorporates yoga and strength training into her physical fitness regimen along with a vegetarian diet. “There is substantial and credible scientific data about the power of medi- tation,” she notes. “Physi- Dr. Chippy Nalluri cally, I now have so much more energy and joy. Most lawyers respond, ‘I’m too busy to meditate.’ Of course, the times that you are the busiest are the times you need it the most! As Sydney Harris once wrote, ‘The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.’” For cardiovascular protection and fitness, Dr. Nalluri takes a moderate approach for herself and her patients. She advocates 30 minutes a day, five days a week of moderately intense exercise combined with two days a week of strength training. You won’t want to miss this program. It can save your life. A welcome reception that includes exhibition tables from Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Mantra and Orange Theory will open at 11:30 a.m. The program will start at noon. Tickets are only $30 for members and $35 for non-members. The program is open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information visit www.sarasotabar.com or call me at (941) 350-1089. up on April 25 (5:30 p.m. until ?) we have planned our End of the (Snow Bird) Season Social Hour at the Casey Key Fish House on Blackburn Point Road in Osprey. We hope that you will join us for a fun Happy Hour in their waterfront tiki bar. We can’t think of a better way to socialize with one another and unwind from the busy-ness of another season. That’s all the news we have for the month. Please know that your SCD Board considers it a privilege to serve you. Feel free to contact any of us with comments or suggestions you may have on how we can help you become more engaged and get the most out of your bar membership. SCD NEWS SCD proposes 2019-2020 officer slate By BRYAN S. KESSLER, Esq. SCD Nominating Chair T he South County Division Nominating Committee nominates the following members to serve as officers of the organization in the 2019-2020 year: Bryan S. Kessler , President; Anthony Mowry , President-elect; Patrick Reilly , Treasurer; Erin A. Itts , Secretary, and Susan H. Hines , Immediate Past-President. Catherine Gemma and Brady Sharrer will continue as directors through 2020. The following members are nominated to serve as directors for two year terms: Jeffrey M. Backo and Jacqulyn Mack-Majka . The slate proposed by the nominating committee will be elected by voice acclamation of the members present at the SCBA annual meeting on May 16, 2019. A strategic planning meeting will be held over the summer, and the board will be reaching out to members of the Division to work on various committees and projects. We look forward to your participation! The Docket · March 2019 7