Orlando Touchdown Club
The Orlando TD Club's 2022 season is now over.
And what a great year we just had! With our club membership growing to an all time high of 140 members, we can't wait for the 2023 season to begin!
What is the Orlando TD Club? We are a wonderful "social club" filled with friends, old and new, who love to meet for dinner and "talk college football!" Our membership includes working and retired professionals including attorneys, bankers, doctors, dentists, other medical, CPA's, sales people, financial advisors, car executives, mortgage specialists, realtors, store merchants, etc. In essence, whatever you might need in a club, we have it! When one considers the terrific people we have as members and the superb food we always serve, you will quickly see how much fun it is to be with us no matter who our main speaker is! That's why, if you are looking for some new contacts and friendships, the Orlando TD Club is here for you!
What does a yearly membership cost? With EIGHT dinner meetings in the fall and ONE in the spring, our yearly rate per person is $375. Would you like to be a guest or bring a friend with you? If so, that charge is just $50. Unless we decide to add an extra dinner meeting to our fall schedule and have NINE plus ONE in the spring, we will keep our 2023 rates where they were in 2022.
Our plan at the moment for 2023 is to hold a spring meeting sometime in April or May and then begin a new fall season in late August or early September. Most of the dates are already scheduled; all we need are the speakers.
Here is "who" we had for our fall '22 season. No complaints - we had terrific speakers at every meeting!
Mon, Sept. 12 Andy Staples of The Athletic and ESPNU Radio
Mon, Sept. 26 Matt Baker, college FB writer for the Tampa Bay Times
Mon, Oct. 10 Shane Matthews, radio analyst for the Gators
Mon, Oct. 24 Matt Stinchcomb, The SEC Network
Mon, Nov. 7 Houston Nutt, CBS College Sports commentator
Mon, Nov. 21 Andrea Adelson of ESPN
Tues, Dec. 20 Charles Davis, NFL analyst from CBS Sports
Mon, Jan. 16 Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football!"
In our rich history as a club, we have already had Steve Spurrier (twice), Lee Corso, (numerous times in the past) Stan Van Gundy, Lou Holtz and the late, great Bobby Bowden come and speak to our club. Considering we had Gus Malzahn in 2021 and just had Arkansas coach, Sam Pittman in May, we will always give you wonderful speakers and great value for your membership!
But there's more! Besides a terrific main speaker, we always give you central Florida's two biggest local personalities; Mike Bianchi and Marc Daniels. Plus Steve Gunter, Thomas Tart and Dan LaForest. That's a lot of entertainment! Plus you always get a wonderful buffet meal included too.
Mike Bianchi, our popular MC, is not only the top sports columnist for The Orlando Sentinel, he's the host of his own daily radio show on "96.9 The Game." And lucky for us, Mike gives us his own college FB commentary at every meeting.
Marc Daniels, the wonderful radio voice of the UCF Knights and also the popular mid morning host with "96.9 The Game," delivers a fabulous UCF report at every meeting that excites our growing UCF membership.
Steve Gunter, the terrific host and owner of the Tap Room, always provides a great welcome, a story and a funny SEC video before each meeting.
Of course, no dinner meeting can be complete without a terrific history lesson and prayer from Thomas Tart, the former Gator FB star who is also our club historian.
The Orlando TD Club is proud to honor it's own! During the high school season, Dan LaForest shows us entertaining videos and allows us to meet the Orange and Seminole Co. high school players of the week.
Our location for all TD Club dinner meetings is the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, next door to The Tap Room, just off Par St. and I-4. And yes, not only is it a great venue to host a meeting, The Tap Room is a fabulous place to have lunch and dinner at!
WHO is your favorite college team? Whoever it is, you'll have plenty of company! All Gators, Knights, 'Noles, Irish, Vols, 'Canes, Dawgs, Tigers, Wolverines, 'Heels, Trojans, Lions, VA Cavaliers and heck, even Buckeyes and 'Bama people are welcome at our club too. Lol
Do you have any questions or comments about this wonderul club? Please write club president, Gig Sineni at GLSineni@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!!!
All dinner meetings are held inside the "Historic Dubsdread Ballroom," next to The Tap Room restaurant. With a full staff of wonderful people and great food at every meeting, THIS is the place to be!
549 W Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
5:00 PM Check in and cocktails.
5:35 Welcome from Gig Sineni
5:40 Steve Gunter and Thomas Tart
6:25 Meeting begins with Mike Bianchi as our MC. Marc Daniels follows Mike and we also have the Skill Game with Phil D'Aniello. We'll be done and on our way home by 8:00! Come spend an evening with us!