STK Foundation Updates and Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
Please notify your circle of friends of these events.
July 6 Woody 5:00-9:00 Woody Guthrie Birthday Celebration, Anastasia Books, 81-C King St. co-sponsored by CMC and Harvest of Hope.
July 14, 2012 Woody Guthrie Centennial Birthday Celebration, The Warehouse, 500 S. Main St. Gainesville, sponsored by Civic Media Center (Stetson's Library) and Harvest of Hope (Provides emergency assistance to farm workers, a cause Stetson marched for 18 months before he died). SKF will have table
Oct. 6, 2012 Stetson's Birthday gathering at Beluthahatchee. Pot luck, music, exhibits. Accepting participation of performers.
OctoberFall, 2012 Sunday's at Stetson's- Quarterly concerts managed by North Florida Folk Network and benefitting both organizations.
Accepting participation of performers.
Spring, 2013. First Annual Stetson Kennedy Floridiana Festival, Matheson Museum and grounds, Gainesville. Florida. Co-Sponsored by the Matheson Museum, the Sam Proctor Oral History Center of the University of Florida. Benefits both the Matheson Museum and SKF. Accepting participation of musicians.
STK Foundation Updates
I Meeting with Wil Smith. Since the Tree Fund money will not be used for the Guana property, Wil will start the process of the County Commission approval its use for Derek's property. The County is not quite as constrained by appraisal value as it would be with Florida Forever, which will only fund already approved projects this year.
II Florida Folk Festival. Keith, Karen and I managed the exhibit, got a few names, only about $30 in donations, gave the awards to Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards to Shorty Robbins, Peggy Bulger, and Tina Bucuvalas. Not worth doing unless we have something to sell- note paper, photographs, t-shirts.
Sandra Parks-Kennedy talked to Arlo; unlikely that he can do a concert for us during Woody's centennial year because of the crowded schedule, but wants to if possible. County events will manage the concert either at the Amphitheater or the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. SKF gets a portion of each ticket and can have table.
III Florida Historical Society. Gave Stetson Kennedy award and received one for him for Florida Slave. Jon Bosworth won the student writing award for his article on Stetson. SKF had table.
IV Donation of Wood Floors. The original vinyl flooring downstairs has become split, discolored, and damaged. Leaks have weakened the flooring underneath. We have approached contractor John Valdes about enough hardwood to cover the downstairs. County will lay the flooring
V Jon Bosworth has completed the three legal applications the Department of Agriculture Charitable Organization report, and the IRS 990. The registration with the Division of Corporations is prepared, but cannot be filed until the board list is firm.
Past Calendar of events
Stetson Kennedy in Key West
October 10-12, 2008
2012 UP-DATE ON SKF
Premiere of Grits and Grunts: A Treasury of Key West Tales, Lore and Legends
Mario Sanchez 100th Birthday Celebration
Key West Art & Historical Museum
Unveiling sculpture of Mario Sanchez commissioned by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation
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American Oral History Association - Annual Conference
October 15- 19, 2008
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Politics, Folklore and Social Justice
Plenary Session with Peggy Bulger, Director, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
American Folklore Society - Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7:30pm
October 23. 2008
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Presentation of Grits and Grunts: A Treasury of Key West Tales, Lore and Legends
Miami International Book Fair
Dade Community College, Downtown Campus