Preservation Roundatable – February 2013

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on WEDNESDAY, February 6th at 9:00 am at the  Tampa Preservation/Ybor Museum Society office  2009 N. 18th Street (Angel Oliva Dr. ). All are welcome to attend to discuss preservation issues in Tampa.

Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Weekend

Temple Terrace GolfHistory comes alive during January 19-21 at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club when they featuring two hickory golf tournaments: one for amateurs, and one for professionals. Pre-1930s authentic era hickory shafted clubs and balls are provided. Period attire is suggested. Golf enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to watch professional golfers compete at the historic golf course the way it was meant to be played with hickory equipment. Mike Stevens, two-time National Hickory Champion will be playing. Past fields have included notable names such as David Frost and Leroux Ferreira. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society.

The historic Temple Terrace golf course, designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, remains true to its original design. Play with authentic era clubs and balls, and enjoy the course as played in the 1920s.
• 4 person scramble open to all golfers
• $125 per individual player, $450 for a foursome entry fee
• 1920s period attire encouraged such as par 4 golf caps, knickers, vests, and neckties/bowties for men and long skirts for women.

Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
200 Inverness Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

The tournaments are sponsored by the Temple Terrace Preservation Society and the Florida Hickory Golfers. The Hickory Hacker is the primary annual fundraising event for the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society and
proceeds from both tournaments will support ongoing projects and initiatives, as well as support the Florida Hickory Golfers. Current initiatives include heritage tourism projects such as the reconstruction of the Temple Terrace Bat Tower, developing a historical museum and a historic boat tour. These initiatives are designed to promote and celebrate the historic roots and culture of Temple Terrace. Tournament sponsorship packages are available. A portion of the

The Hickory Hacker Golf Tournament is open to all amateurs. There are no qualifying requirements, just a desire to experience hickory golf.

For more information: http://www.usprohickory.com/

Special Presentation: From Animal House to Our House

From Animal House to Our House
You’re invited to a presentation of
by Ron Tanner
at the Tampa Public Library (main)
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7:00 PM
join us for some hilarious tales and
sound advice about restoring old houses

includes an awesome slide show!

 co-hosted by Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Ron Tanner tells the story of his adventures with girlfriend Jill as they attempt to save and restore a grand old Baltimore Victorian that was wrecked by a notorious fraternity.


Synopsis

Ron and Jill—his girlfriend of six months—discovered the house of their dreams in 2000: a landmark Baltimore brownstone that had belonged to a notorious fraternity. It was condemned property, had sat abandoned for nearly a year, and was such a wreck that no one would buy it. But Jill wanted the house and Ron wanted Jill. So he bought the 4500-square-foot ruin. Neither he nor Jill knew anything about house repair or renovation. The bank gave them six months to get the house up to code. The neighborhood historians told them flatly, “You’ll never bring that house back.” Ron’s realtor said, “This house will eat you alive.” Ron’s mother said, “Why do you always do things the hard way?”

Impulsive and quixotic—and with two marriages behind him—Ron inspired little confidence. His life had been a series of mistakes and wrong turns. He recognized that taking on this wrecked frat house could be the biggest mistake of his life and he wondered if this time, in what seemed his final reach for love, he had reached too far. As soon as he and Jill started working on the house, they were at odds every day and it became clear to them both that the project would very likely ruin them financially and emotionally. Panicked, flirting with bankruptcy, and barreling through disasters, they had to learn how to live, love, and work together—and succeed against seemingly insurmountable odds.

A book for lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story recounts Ron and Jill’s adventure, offering inspiration, insight, and hilarity as they hammer away at the American Dream of home ownership and true love. In 2008, This Old House magazine published a feature story about Ron and Jill’s work. The online version of this story drew more than 400,000 readers to the magazine’s website.

Preservation Roundtable – December 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet at its regular scheduled time – Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at the TPI/Ybor City Museum Office at 2009 N. 18th Street (Angel Oliva Dr.) – corner of Palm Ave.  All historic preservation interested residents are welcome to attend. For more info, contact the TPI office.

Free Professional Grant Writing Workshop

The West Tampa Community Development Corporation and The National Institute for Strategic and Tactical Planning will host a free professional grant writing workshop in basic grant writing on:

October 13 , 2012 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at West Tampa Library – 2312 West Union Street, Tampa, FL 33607.

October 19 , 2012 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605.

October 26 , 2012 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605.

(All classes are the same, please pick one)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Staff, administrators, board members of non-profits, faith based organizations, government agencies and other tax-exempt status organizations.

Learn How To:

  •   Describe the different types of grants
  •   Describe the different types of grantors
  •   Identify research tools available to the grant seeker
  •   Describe the fundamental of grant writing
  •   Describe the proposal writing process
  •   Describe concept paper, letter of Intent, and letter of inquiry process
  •   Identify grant terms

For more information, contact Michael Randolph at 813-857-7657 . Seating is limited; please e-mail  wefindgrants@aol.com or mikeconsultant@gmail.com to confirm a seat and to attain an invitation and workshop packet. No one will be admitted without an invitation. (Please give date you plan to attend.)

Preservation Roundtable – Ocotber 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on it’s regular schedule –
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
9:00 AM
in the conference room of the TPI/Ybor Museum Society offices
 (2009 N. 18th Street – corner of Palm and 18th).
Please join other preservation-minded citizens in discussing issues facing the Tampa Bay area.