Welcome to the website of Michigan State University’s alumni club for The Villages, Florida area. Founded in 2007 and chartered in February of 2008, Villages Spartans, today numbers over 250 members and is still growing. The club is for alumni and fans. While dedicated to promoting and supporting the mission of Michigan State University, the Club actively provides many opportunities for fellow Spartan fans to enjoy social, athletic, cultural, and charitable events together.
Our Activities Calendar provides for monthly social activities, football and basketball game watches, tailgate parties, social and dance nights on The Villages’ Squares, group attendance at area entertainment events, golf outings and support of worthy local organizations.
Letter from The President: Club Changes
As your President, I wanted to update you on actions your Board of Directors has been working on since January’s Annual Meeting. Club By-Laws were last updated almost 6 years ago. Since then, there have been changes in The Villages Activities as well as changes in services provided by MSU. The updates are contained in the New By-Laws approved by the University.
Effective October 1, 2023, Villages Spartans will become a “Villages Lifestyle Club”. After much discussion, the Board felt it necessary to access the benefits of becoming a Villages Lifestyle Club. Doing so will allow us to obtain new facilities in the center of The Villages, use Villages advertising, and allow for the growth of the Club and activities.
As a result, The Monthly Activities will be held in a Villages Regional Recreation Center. Entrance to these facilities will require a valid Villages ID, which The Villages Staff will check at the door. This is only for the monthly club activities. This effort will reduce overcrowding situations and volume limits that were implemented earlier this year. It will also considerably reduce club meeting costs.
SPARTANS on THE SQUARE
Monday, December 18 @ 4:30 p.m.
The Square at Sumter Landing
This will come on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m., in the northwest corner of the square across from Red Sauce. Chairs are provided by Sumter Landing or bring your own.
Some of us choose to eat dinner at the square after. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us.