Venetian Golf & River Club Organizations

The fol­low­ing should be help­ful in under­stand­ing many of the groups which play a major role here at the Venetian.

VG&RC Community Association

The VGRCCA (Venet­ian Golf & Riv­er Club Com­mu­ni­ty Asso­ci­a­tion) is a vol­un­tary mem­ber­ship asso­ci­a­tion found­ed in 2008. Not only does the Asso­ci­a­tion pro­duce the month­ly elec­tron­ic newslet­ter “Parcels from Par­adise,” but it also has a strong voice in the Venice com­mu­ni­ty at large. VGRCCA rep­re­sen­ta­tives often appear before the City of Venice Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and City Coun­cil, as well as inter­fac­ing with oth­er City and Coun­ty offi­cials con­cern­ing land devel­op­ment projects and oth­er issues out­side the Venet­ian. The Com­mu­ni­ty Asso­ci­a­tion also con­ducts a num­ber of edu­ca­tion­al sem­i­nars and com­mu­ni­ty-mind­ed projects such as Lau­rel Rd. cleanup, the place­ment of flags along the front dri­ve­way for 3 nation­al hol­i­days and “Bike-O-Rama.” A 11 mem­ber Board elect­ed by the mem­ber­ship gov­erns the Com­mu­ni­ty Asso­ci­a­tion. The Com­mu­ni­ty Asso­ci­a­tion has a one, two or three year nom­i­nal annu­al mem­ber­ship fee.  Board Meet­ings are held on the 4th Tues­day of every month at the Riv­er Club.

VG&RC Property Owner Association

The POA (Prop­er­ty Own­ers Asso­ci­a­tion or Mas­ter Asso­ci­a­tion) is respon­si­ble for uphold­ing the Venetian’s deed restric­tions and reg­u­la­tions, togeth­er with the com­mit­tees that were cre­at­ed for that pur­pose, the Archi­tec­tur­al Con­trol and the Rules Com­mit­tees.  In addi­tion, your POA dues pay for the basic cable tele­vi­sion ser­vice that is pro­vid­ed to every home in the com­mu­ni­ty.  The POA also owns the board­walk and pre­serve area on the Myak­ka Riv­er. For a copy of the ACC Stan­dards, the Venet­ian Rules & Reg­u­la­tions, or any issues relat­ing to deed restric­tions and vio­la­tions, please con­tact the Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er at or 941–441-1813. You can also go to the POA web­site: www.venetianpoa.com

Venetian Community Development District

The VCDD (Venet­ian Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Dis­trict) man­ages the Venet­ian Riv­er Club as well as a large part of your com­mu­ni­ty. VCDD respon­si­bil­i­ties include the main­te­nance of com­mon area land­scap­ing, lakes, lake banks, wet­lands, streets, side­walks, entry foun­tains, mailbox/post lights, street light­ing and the gate house. They are also respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing the pri­va­cy services.

Vis­it the VCDD’s web­site at www.venetiancdd.org for infor­ma­tion such as:

  • Board of Super­vi­sors Meet­ing Dates
  • Board Meet­ing Agen­das and Minutes
  • Finan­cial Infor­ma­tion such as Bud­gets and Audits
  • Riv­er Club Com­mit­tees; Mem­bers, Meet­ing Dates, Agen­das and Minutes
  • Riv­er Club Rules and Fee Schedule
  • How to Con­tact Board Super­vi­sors and Rizzetta & Co, the VCDD Dis­trict Manager
  • Oth­er Impor­tant Announcements 

For Infor­ma­tion spe­cif­ic to the Venet­ian Riv­er Club, go to their web­site at: www.venetianriverclub.com.

The Riv­er Club’s Gen­er­al Man­ag­er is Denise Pay­ton. Denise is respon­si­ble for all Riv­er Club relat­ed issues. She can be reached at 941–441-2272 or at  .

The Venet­ian CDD’s Field Man­ag­er is Kei­th Liv­er­more.  Kei­th is respon­si­ble for all “Field” issues such as land­scap­ing, irri­ga­tion, the gate­house, mail­box main­te­nance and street light­ing. He can be reached at 941–485-8500 or at .

The VCDD’s man­ag­ing com­pa­ny is Rizzetta & Co and rep­re­sent­ing them, in addi­tion to Kei­th, is our Dis­trict Man­ag­er, Belin­da Bland­on. Belin­da is respon­si­ble for all Board relat­ed items such as agen­das, min­utes, hear­ings, announce­ments, as well as finan­cial and legal relat­ed items. Belin­da can be reached at or at 239–936-0913.

Belin­da Bland­on can also be con­tact­ed for field relat­ed items in Kei­th’s absence.

The Golf Club

The Golf Club is pri­vate­ly owned by Lennar Cor­po­ra­tion.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.venetiangolfandriverclub.com.