Robert (Bob) Champagne, Secretary


Bob started visiting Sarasota Lakes Co-Op in 1996.  He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 56 years in April and decided to become shareholders of Lot 417 in 1998.  They decided to put a park model and screen room on the site in 2002 because they enjoyed the activities, people and well-kept park.  Bob retired from Ford Motor Co. after 38 years working as a plumber/pipe fitter and union representative.  He was born in Detroit, MI and lived there his whole life.  Bob and Sharon raised 3 boys; 2 still live in Michigan and one in Florida.  Bob has also served on the Sarasota Lakes Board over the years in various positions.

Thomas (Tom) Holst, Director


Tom is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  He is a retired medical and scientific equipment salesman.  His wife, Sherry, is a retired public school music teacher.  Tom and Sherry discovered Sarasota Lakes in 2006 and have never wanted to stay anywhere else in Florida since.  They participate in tennis, golf, exercise and horseshoes.  They also love hot dog Wednesdays and pot lucks.  Tom's experience includes 6 years on the Doylestown Township Planning Board as well as serving as the VP, Treasurer and Board Member of the Buckingham Racquet Club.

 

Our 2017 Board of directors

​​Mick Hickam, Treasurer


​Mick was born and raised in Missouri.  He currently lives in Indiana with his wife of 50 years, Katie.  They have three children and seven grandchildren.  Mick worked for Union Carbide Coat Service/Praxair Coating Service from 1968-1996. He served as Township Trustee in Guildford Township in Hendricks County, Indiana for 28 years as well.  For the past 5 years, he has been the Chairman for the Pot Luck at Sarasota Lakes.


Larry Bartol, President


Larry is married to Annette "Al" Bartol and lives in Florence, SC.  They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.  Larry has been a State Farm Insurance Agent for the past 35 years.  He owns Jubal Properties Inc. a residential and commercial property holding company.  He has been the past President of the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club, Past Grand Knight of The Knights of Columbus and Past President of St. Anthony Parish Council.  Larry served 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Water's Edge Resort in Garden City, SC, an ocean front 165 unit high rise.  Currently the President of The Country Club of SC HOA, he and Annette  are also avid Clemson University football fans.

​​​Robert (Bob) Terry, Vice-President


Bob is from New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He was employed for forty-five years with New Holland North America (now Case New Holland), a major worldwide manufacturer of agriculture equipment.  He spent 10 years as a production parts machine operator and 15 years as a tool and die maker.  He was a supervisor of the company's "Manufacturing Process Development Department".  Bob has served eight years on the Board of Directors at Sarasota Lakes Co-Op as either President or Secretary.  He also served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955.  He is married to Shirley and has membership with St. John’s Center United Church of Christ (Pennsylvania), First Baptist Church of Sarasota (affiliate member), Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree), Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.