July Membership Meeting

Our next membership meeting will be held on Monday, July 9th at 7:30 PM at Sara Bay Country Club.  We will be hosting a “Candidate Night” featuring those who are running for Manatee County Commission as well as the School Board.  This is an important evening that will allow you to get to know how the candidates stand on issues that affect you and your neighborhood.

Ben Dornan from Code Enforcement will also be attending and as always, refreshments and coffee will be served and a raffle will be held at the end of the meeting.  The bar is also open for those of you who prefer something stronger than coffee.

WBMA Neighborhood Picnic

WBMA Neighborhood Picnic

Saturday, May 5 2018 – YES, Cinco de Mayo!!

12:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Whitfield County Park

Ponderosa Pine Lane and Connecticut  (behind Abel School)

Bring your own picnic of a dish to share for 6 to 8 people, some folding chairs, and games to share.

The park has 2 covered pavilions with a total of 13 picnic tables, a children’s play area, basketball court,

baseball diamond, and lots of open space for other games like badminton, corn hole and such.

There are bathrooms, a parking area, and well behaved leashed dogs are O.K.

“ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED IN ANY COUNTY FACILITY,” no open fires, no citronella candles, balloons, no amplified music.

Watch your e-mail for more information.


March Association Meeting

March Association Meeting


We are thrilled to announce our guest speaker for the March 12th meeting is local author and historian extraordinaire, Jeff LaHurd.  Jeff will give a visual presentation of  Sarasota from the Great Depression era to post World War ll.

Jeff, is a resident of Whitfield-Ballentine Manor and has authored 15 very interesting and historical books. We will have books available to purchase. (Cash or Checks only)


WBMA would like to thank Mike Holderness and SaraBay Realty for sponsoring this event. 

Café Amalfi Dinner and Social

Café Amalfi Dinner and Social

Join us at Café Amalfi located at 6703 14th St W. Bradenton, Florida 34207.  Enjoy traditional pasta, delicious pizza or amazing sandwiches while you hang out with your friends and meet new ones from our WBMA neighborhood.  Not only will you enjoy great food, beverage, and friends but we’ll also be raffling off some great prizes! 

January Membership Meeting

Renewable energy is a hot topic these days and we are pleased to have a presentation on residential solar energy. The Manatee Solar Co-op, a nonprofit, volunteer group, provides information on residential solar panels and through the use of a buyer’s co-op, makes the choice more affordable and a representative will be explaining how the program works.

We look forward to seeing you and as always, coffee and sweets will be served and you may be one of the lucky raffle prize winners!


WBMA Annual Holiday Social Dinner & Dance

WBMA Annual Holiday Social Dinner & Dance

Thursday, December 7, 2017     6:00-9:00 PM

Sara Bay Country Club


Enjoy a delectable buffet dinner with your neighbors and friends while enjoying the music of “Boardwalk Baby”.  Listen to holiday favorites, “oldies”,  and present day tunes for those who would like to take a spin on the dance floor.

The raffle will have fun, beautiful, and tasty items to choose from.  Bring your lucky charm and cash to purchase your tickets!!

$25.00 per person, WBMA members only, no reserved tables.


Seating is limited so please email Lynn Dunn at lynn.dunn103@gmail.com to make your reservation. She will put you on the reserved list and will provide you with payment information.

Looking forward to seeing you at this great member event!


Association Meeting

Association Meeting

The Whitfield Ballentine Association Board of Directors has heard you!  Guest speakers for our November 13th meeting,  County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino, Captain Gerkin from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and Code Enforcement representatives will answer questions and concerns (including flooding) about our neighborhood and county. A representative from Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (SRQ) will update us on the improvements they have made in the neighborhood as well as future projects.
Pursuant to our By-Laws, November is the Annual Meeting of the Association.  At this meeting we will elect new Board members, address By-Law amendments, and present a Summary Report of the audit of the Treasurer’s books and accounts.

Article V – Meetings

g. Any Regular, Annual or Special Meeting or meeting of the Board of Directors may be adjourned from time to time or to a specified time upon due notice.  Any such Meeting may be suspended, postponed or canceled in the event of a pending or actual catastrophic event, or its aftermath, in the judgement of a quorum of the Board of Directors.

Article VII – Officers and Directors

e. Any vacancy occurring on the Board may be filled by the affirmative vote of the majority of the remaining Directors.  A vacancy that will occur at a specific latre date may be filled before the vacancy occurs.  However, the new Director may not take office until the vacancy occurs.  The term of a Director eleccted to fill a vacancy shall expire at the next Annual Meeting.

Note: Red wording is proposed language.

This is the most important meeting of the year, we do hope you will be able to attend.

Got Junk? WBMA Community Garage Sale

Got Junk? WBMA Community Garage Sale

Ready to get rid of that pile of stuff? Your Junk is someone else’s treasure!

Sales will be held at your individual homes on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8am – 1pm

For more information please call Carole Martin @ 937-673-1992