About

MANATEE RARE FRUIT COUNCIL


STATED OBJECT OF ORGANIZATION:

To be an active, non-profit organization dedicated to the following objectives:
To introduce, propagate, and distribute the many rare tropical and sub-tropical fruits grown throughout the world; to educate its members and the public as to the merits of these plants; to encourage and extend their cultivation.

Meetings

The Manatee Rare Fruit Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., usually at the Harlee Auditorium in the Manatee County Fairgrounds next to the Agricultural Extension Office on 17th Street, Palmetto. January meetings are at Palma Sola Park.
Most months feature a knowledgeable speaker. Visitors and guests are welcome and encouraged. Membership is $12 annually per family.


Board & Committee Chair 2018

President                      Joshua Starry
Vice President              Rick Lee 
Secretary                      Sarah Mitchell
Treasurer                      Darryl McCullough 
Speaker Chair               Jimmy Lee
Tree Sale Chairs           Dale & Diane Wallace, Dennis & Donna Gretton
Plant Raffle                   Valerie Welch     
Membership                  Larry Rued
Tasting Table                Farrell Baker 
Hospitality Chair          Dina Hobson
Fertilizer Chair              Al Semago
Club Photographer       Steve Lohn 
Palma Sola Chair          Pete Robertson
Communication Chair  Michael Kohlmann
Website / Social Media Celeste Welch



by Erica Newport