“Great Thoughts” about “Great Books” were flying through the air as the Tampa Bay Great Books Council’s Board of Directors met for their Annual Retreat in this sylvan setting along the shores of the Hillsborough River in Temple Terrace.

In addition to finalizing details for upcoming conferences and discussing plans to increase awareness and participation in Great Books activities, the Board members took time to celebrate the birthday of Founding Member and Director Emerita Sylvia Sorrentino, an indispensable advocate for Great Books.

Founding Member and Director Emerita Sylvia Sorrentino

Watch your e-mail, Facebook, and the Great Books website (www.tampagreatbooks.org) for exciting news about upcoming conferences and special programs.

Great Books President Sara Cohen and Moderator Kevin Chittim will be attending the August 30th OLLI-USF Open House at T Pepin Hospitality Center in Tampa, and Chief Moderator Patrick DeMarco will be present at the September 6th OLLI-USF Open House in Brandon / Riverview.  (Check the OLLI-USF website at www.usfseniors.org to register for those free events.)