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October 27, 2008

Subject : Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) Invitation You''re Invited to Celebrate Sanibel ! A Week of Community Festivities to Commorate our Island''s Past , Showcase the Present , and Envision the Future Sunday Nov 2nd thru Saturday Nov 8th November 2 - 8 , 2008 A week of community festivities to commorate our island''s past , showcase the present , and envision the future . Click for Event Calendar Sponsors Committee of the Islands Sanibel Community Association Sanibel Museum and Historical Village Sanibel Public Libr ary P articipants and Contributors American Business Women''s Association Bailey Matthews Shell Museum BIG ARTS Dear Tom , Next week , Sanibel will host a week - long celebration marking an occasion of momentous importance for the City - one that incorporates a birthday , an anniversary , and many milestones , achievements and accomplishments . The purpose behind " Celebrate Sanibel " is to commemorate the Island''s past , showcase the p resent , and envision the future . The concept of gathering islanders together in a time of positive reflection and celebration originated last spring when Porter Goss spoke at the Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) annual meeting . His talk generated such enthu siasm and energy about the history and uniqueness of the island that several members of the audience decided to develop a " happening " in 2008 . Representatives of COTI , the Sanibel Library , and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village spearheaded t he concept and selected the week of November 2 which marks the anniversary date of the incorporation of Sanibel . The group grew to include representatives from service clubs , cultural organizations , city government , museums , the Community Center , the busin ess community and Chamber of Commerce . Through concentrated teamwork , the committee designed a full week in which every day holds special events sponsored Chamber of Commerce Circle of Community Leadership Community Housing Resources / Community Land Trust Clinic for the Rehabitation of Wildlife " Ding " Darling Refuge Tarpon Bay Explorers Friends In Service Here Island Sun Kiwanis Lions Optimist Club Rotary Sanibel - Captiva Conservation Foundation Zebis ZONTA by participating organizations . All programs will spotlight the unique quality of life Sanibel suppor ts . The Celebrate Sanibel Kickoff Event will be held at the Sanibel Community House on Sunday November 2 from 1 - 3 p.m . Betty Anholt , noted Sanibel historian and author , will regale us with " Stories from Sanibel''s Past " and Mayor Mick Denham w ill reflect on " Sanibel''s Present and Future " . Refreshments will be served . A schedule of all events for the entire week November 2 - 8 is available by clicking on the link below . Each event has been planned specially for the occasion . We hope t hat you will be able to attend as many as possible . Click for Event Calendar John Harries , President Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) Forward email This email was sent to tomtr @ by coti @ . Update Profile / Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe ™ | Privacy Policy . Email Marketing by Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) | PO Box 88 | Sanibel | FL | 33957

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