January 2022 Anchorlines


January 2022

Volume 22:1

Coming MEMBER Events

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 9:30 am


Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:00 pm

Marco Island Yacht Club Mission Statement

Provide an extraordinary Member experience of boating, social events and dining in a warm and beautiful Club setting where fun and friendship flourish.


Save the Date for these Coming events

Wine & Dine featuring Wines from Argentina Saturday, January 8 * Day Cruise to Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Thursday, January 13 * Boaters Night Wednesday, January 19 * Commodore’s Ball Saturday, January 22 * Dancing the Night Away with Hat Trick Saturday, January 29 *


COMING MEMBER EVENTS January 4 Holiday De-Decorating at the Club 6 Twilight Golf 8 11-13 Naples Sailing & Yacht Club 13 14-16 FCYC Smyrna Beach Yacht Club 15 Opening of the Burgee Bar for Season 16 Day Cruise - Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Wine & Dine featuring wines from Argentina Beginning of Sunday Brunch-Lunch 10 am - 4 pm

19 20 22 26 27 29

Boaters Night Fishing Club

Commodore's Ball with Colors

Sunset Cruise

Book Club

Dancing the Night Away with Hat Trick

We have a new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcoislandyachtclub

Please “Like” and “Follow” our new page to help share the fun of MIYC. We also hope you’ll “Check In” and share a picture from the club!


Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Meeting Dates 2022-2024





Smyrna Beach Yacht Club Tampa Yacht & Country Club Marco Island Yacht Club

New Smyrna Beach

January 14-16 March 11-13


Marco Island Vero Beach Punta Gorda Daytona Beach

May 13-15

Vero Beach Yacht Club

July 7-9

Isles Yacht Club

September 8-10 November 11-13

Halifax River Yacht Club


Bradenton Yacht Club Eau Gallie Yacht Club


January 13-15 March 10-12,

Indian Harbor Beach

St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club

Panama City

May 12-14


July 7-9

September 8-10 November 10-12



January 12-14


Golf, Anyone? Thursday, Jan. 6 th Join us for 9 Holes of Golf!

• Couples and Singles • 9 holes “The Links” • $20/pp cart + green fees

• Tee times begin @ 3pm • Format: 3 Clubs & Putter • Dinner at Club afterwards

Contact Alice Jobe via email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Mon., Jan. 3 rd Deadline to sign up for Feb. 3rd Twilight Golf: Noon on Wed. Jan. 26th Full & Equity Members Welcome



MIYC Book Club Selections 2022 Welcome Back, Book Club Enthusiasts! We have some excellent selections for our 2022 Season. Our first meeting is Thursday, January 27 th , 12:00 noon. Our book selection is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln , by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Few people knew more about the benefit of hardships than Abraham Lincoln. At an early age, he endured the loss of family members and suffered a strained relationship with his father. However, these experiences only strengthened Lincoln’s resolve and ambitions. Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the extraordinary array of personal qualities that allowed Lincoln, a prairie lawyer and former one-term congressman and now president, first to appoint, then to win over, men who had previously opposed him, revealing how Lincoln's bold and brilliant actions helped him steer the country through its darkest days. Please join us for an educational and entertaining presentation by Kevin Hennessy and a book-themed luncheon creation by Chef Bob. Our season schedule is as follows: February (24 th ) The Lincoln Highway , by Amor Towles. Deb deVries, presenter. March (31 st ) On the Night of a Blood Moon , by local resident Peter Karl. Peter Karl, presenter. April (28 th ) Empire of Pain , by Patrick Radden Keefe. Kathleen Douglas, presenter. May (26 th ) The Daughters of Yalta , by Catherine Grace Katz. Val Bilbrey, presenter. The Book Club meets the LAST Thursday of each month; 12:00 noon for presentation and lunch/table discussions, followed by dessert and group discussion. Please feel free to invite your friends! M . A . Harlacker

MIYC Book Club Chair ma34145@comcast.net


Art Classes on Marco Island Starting in January, 2022, Leslie Shannon, our receptionist Elaine Chisenall’s daughter, will begin teaching art classes in her Beach Street Art Gallery studio on Barfield Avenue across from the ‘Big Publix”. If you are interested in the medium of oil, acrylic, watercolor or textures, Leslie will be there to help you create your masterpiece. There will be step by step instructions to ensure that the student walks away with a beautifully completed piece of

art. The classes will focus on painting techniques and tips that will help the student feel confident to paint anything on their own. There will be accommodation for all levels of experience. Even a seasoned painter will enjoy joining a group and sharing creativity with other creative artists Leslie offers two opportunities. One, where you bring your own supplies and ideas and she guides you through your project. There will also be classes where Leslie selects the painting subject and medium and will provide the canvas and all the supplies to complete the painting.

The classes will be once a week for three hours and extend for three, four or six week sessions continuing until the beginning of April 2022. There will be seven to eight members in each class. Please reach out to discuss scheduling and cost of the classes. Phone 239-235-7084 or email leslie@beachstreetartgallery.com

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Marco Island Power Squadron (now rebranded as America’s Boating Club) offer many excellent classroom and online courses on a variety of boating topics. Currently, there are new classes being offered by the Power Squadron for September 2021 through March 2022. Click on the link below for course information*. To register, contact Ted Reiss at his email address: capttedr@yahoo.com Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (America's Boating Club) https://marcoboatingclub.org/


It’s Here……..

Our App Is Live in the App Store and GooglePlay! We recently received word that the Marco Island Yacht Club App is now available! Search your device App Store and download today! Apple App: Search for Marco Island Yacht Club and click on “Get” Android users, here’s the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sibisoft.marco


Helpful Links Looking for an easy way to find information? We’ve created these helpful links for you. Just click on the name of the item and you will be re-directed to the online version.

January 2022 Calendar FY 2022 Calendar Cruise Schedule

FCYC Reciprocal List MIYC Facebook Page Mediterranean Cruise - Sept. 2022

Members Recruiting Members Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2022! The Recruiting Member and new Member each receive a $100 gift certificate to use for food and beverage on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Evening or at Sunday Brunch as long as joining fees were paid. Bring us new Members and celebrate with them!



Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Jobe (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022) Susan Hieftje (2023) Angela Holt (2023)

Henry Stanley (2023) Kevin Hennessey (2024) Jim Rich (2024) Paul Soden (2024)


Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Angela Holt Commodore – Tom Wentworth Treasurer – Gerry Gorman Secretary – Vicki Bretthauer

MIYC BRIDGE- 2022 Commodore – T om Wentworth Vice Commodore – Henry Stanley Rear Commodore – Paul Sod e n Fleet Captain Power – Pete Frazier Fleet Captain Sail – Dwyn von Bereghy Port Captain – Melanie Kraemer Safety and Training Of ficer – Jim Rich FCYC Rep. – Ray Rosenberg Alternate FCYC Rep. – Tom Wentworth Chaplain – Alan Sandlin Recording Secretary – Dr. Shelly Derrough Quartermaster – Lee Dorison Fleet Surgeon – Dr. David Randall




Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Russ Doeringer

Boating Committee Ship’s Store

Building and


Gerry Gorman, Chair

Tom Wentworth,

Deb deVries, Chair

Bruce Kraemer David Caruso Bill Schroeder Nancy Worman


Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce

Joanne Chute

Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Ellie Everitt


Meredith Downton Jon Holt

Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis Membership Sales & Admin Vicki Bretthauer, Chair Cynthia Hultquist Membership Hospitality TBD Community Relations Dwyn Von Bereghy, Chair

Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison

Mary McKeown John Steeves

Information Technology

Jon Holt Alice Jobe


Jim Rich


Michelle Hennessy, Joan Gorman, Chair

Deb Melges Wiebe Ray Rosenberg

David Caruso Carol Comeaux Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker Ed Gerri

Cookie Metzler Kerri Pakalnis Joanne Sergi Pat Riddiford

Bill Schroeder Paul Soden Geoff Walker


Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje Linda Marr

Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,

Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members:

Alice Jobe

Michelle Niblack

Jan Rich

Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-Chair Angela Holt, Co-Chair

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Kelley Wentworth

Vicki Bretthauer

Vice Chair

Ellie Everitt

Ed Gerri

Human Resources Kevin Hennessy, Chair

Michelle Hennessy MA Harlacker

Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Denise Morrison

Bob Colangelo M.A. Harlacker

Tom Sessa Geoff Walker

Marguerite Steeves Alice Jobe Diana Winterhalter Susan Smith

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you.

General Manager - Mark Felbinger ext. 302 gm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 chef@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Contributions to Anchorlines - email

anchorlines@marcoislandyachtclub.net Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Dining Room/Food & Beverage Manager - Carrie Brooks Ext. 308

MIYC Dockmaster - Mike Davey cell 630-329-1985

CarrieB@marcoislandyachtclub.net Banquets/Special Events - Pamela Dorr ext. 304

dockmaster@marcoislandyachtclub.net MIMA Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531



Membership Sales & Administration - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303 membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net



Chairman As many individuals do at this time of year, I often reflect on the past twelve months and look forward to the coming year with anticipation and hope. So, I hope you will indulge me a bit of looking back over the past year at our Club and thinking about the coming year. Last January, we saw increase COVID cases in the Naples area and in Marco Island. Although we did not shut down, we did have a reduction in activity around the Club from January through the spring season. As the number of cases dropped, we saw a return to more normal use by members. By fall, we were also seeing banquet business return and we ended 2021 strong! As I write this column, the new Omicron variant is spreading quickly throughout the country. In Florida, cases are increasing but we are not seeing a corresponding increase in hospitalizations. The new variant

Dave Everitt

seems to be less impactful...especially to those that are vaccinated and boosted. The increase in cases associated with the new variant has not yet translated to lower activity level at the Club. However, we continue to be vigilant. Throughout this past year, we have seen increased interest in membership in our Club. We continue to have former members return to the Club. More importantly, we have had many new members join that are either new to the area or have been in the area and have decided to consider membership. It has been exciting to see the new members join the Club and get engaged in activities! The growth in membership levels has caused us to consider establishing membership caps. The Board discussed the subject at the December meeting. Various aspects of the discussion included the impact on member access to the Club and service levels. The Board did decide to implement a wait list for Social Memberships that will go into effect on January 1. I will be sending out a note to the Club with more information on the subject before the end of December. We also completed the Riverside Marina project this past year. The project also included the replacement of the seawall, replacing landscaping and upgrading the Burgee restrooms. With the opening of the Marina in November, we were able to pay off the member financed loan in December. We have received our unrestricted certificate of occupancy and Dockmaster Mike and Port Captain Melanie have welcomed several transients to the marina in November and December. In the coming year, we will be developing a project to upgrade our Clubhouse. I previewed some of the conceptual drawings at our November membership meeting. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can find the presentation on the MIYC Website. Look for more information on this project throughout the year. Finally, I want to thank all of you who contributed to the employee holiday fund. Your contributions enabled us to make a significant holiday payment to our employees that I know was very much appreciated. Our employees have been working hard throughout the year. Please take a minute to thank them for their support and loyalty to the Club. Dave Everitt



Gentle Members,

2022 dawns full of bright promise for all of us who are fortunate enough to be part of the Marco Island Yacht Club. I’d like to say a few words about your 2022 Bridge. Everyone knows that the Bridge holds the traditional Evening Colors ceremony, our visible link to yachting traditions and a cherished opportunity to honor America and our Veterans. But there is more to your Bridge than snappy white suits. You have a Bridge staffed with capable and enthusiastic volunteer officers, with Flag Officers crafting amazing opportunities for all Members to enjoy the yachting life, from Day Cruises to nearby favorite haunts, to Sunset


and Twilight Cruises where we make new friends and enjoy old ones on the water, to Extended Cruises, foreign and domestic, where we can merge that wonderful feeling of friendship and belonging with the excitement and adventure of travel, all the time seeing a different part of the world through the eyes of our dear friends. Your Bridge also has outstanding, exceptional Staff Officers who are busy all year long working for you. There are two Fleet Captains, the Fleet Captain Power to support you in all things motor boating, and our Fleet Captain Sail, who leads our acclaimed Youth Sailing Programs, inspiring a new generation with leadership and life skills that can only be learned on the water. Your Port Captain is our Ambassador to visiting yachtsmen from reciprocal Yacht Clubs from around the country as they arrive, greeting them with the warmest of smiles, and introducing them to our beautiful Marina and Club. Your Quartermaster makes certain that those reciprocal visitors see their own Club burgee flying proudly on our flagstaff, ensures that protocol is followed, and cares for our National Colors and Club standards. There is so much more to the Quartermaster’s job than the firing of the cannon! Your Safety and Training Officer ensures that every boat involved in a Club activity is inspected and ready, and is a valuable resource for questions about safety, boat handling, navigation, maintenance and more. Your Secretary keeps the records, the minutes, and keeps all Officers in line with procedure and tradition. Your Fleet Surgeon, a Medical Doctor, shares valuable medical advice with Members as it relates to boating, cruising, general health and safety. Your Chaplin is a spiritual mentor, and reminds us all of what we are genuinely thankful for. Your FCYC Director, together with your FCYC Alternate Director, work diligently to represent your Club to the 35 other member clubs of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, making sure that all of you, our Members, are made welcome at each of these reciprocating Clubs throughout Florida whenever you would like to visit. As Commodore, I am proud to serve with this large and talented team, dedicated as each one of them are to making your Club experience the very best it can be. We’re all here to help you make unforgettable memories – let’s start tomorrow to make some more together. Tom Wentworth


Vice Commodore

January 17 Boaters Night is all about MIYC boating in 2022 Come hear all about the coming year's extended cruises, day cruises, the Scavenger Hunt, and other cruising and boating fun activities coming up in 2022. a

There'll also be the 2021 Boating Awards, safety and first aid tips, and funnies and stories, all to entertain and inform Club boaters – and especially new members with boats! A During the evening, we’ll give a big salute to outgoing Commodore Geoff Walker, including perhaps a few funny stories and digs contributed from the audience. This evening will be a must event for all MIYC boaters!

Henry Stanley

Also of interest, the February 2 Boaters Night will feature representatives from the Freedom Boat Club, which as you have heard will be putting boats for Club use in our new Marina. This will be a very exciting and advantageous benefit for all Full and Equity members.

And be sure to mark your calendar for the January 26 Sunset Cruise.

Stay tuned for a great year ahead. Best regards! Henry Stanley Vice Commodore


Deborah Stuart ASID 203-247-3018 christman1357@yahoo.com

Interior Design By Appointment


Member Events

Hello, MIYC Members and Happy New Year! 2021 was a banner year for our Club. We braved through Covid and held events in the fresh air; then we christened the Riverside Marina. As the year ended we have close to 75 new Memberships! As exciting as this is, we now realize that Members have to make their reservations early. Now for 2022, hold on to your hats and get ready for a great ride. Starting in January there is the opening of the Burgee Bar for Season. Then the creme de la crème Commodore’s Ball on January 22. This is a formal event with exciting entertainment that you will not want to miss. The end of January, we will have a dance party…Dancing the Night Away featuring a local popular band, Hat Trick. February will usher in a Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance with Rosetta Stone. Dancing shoes are in order. The Blessing of the Fleet is a special February event that you will not want to miss. Keep an eye out for Bridge notices to give insight on time and appropriate dress. A Signature Event will be held on March 1 - the Mardi Gras! We will pull out all the stops as the Saints Come Marching In. There will be lots of music, beads and boas. MIYC Members, Kathy and Roy Hershberger, who live part time in New Orleans, will bring the authentic touches to this fabulous event. We also have March Madness night with a hoops competition. Then on March 19, the Prom. We can appropriately call it “The Senior Prom”. The music will feature our special songs from the 60s and 70s as well as today. So, find your White Sports Coat and the Pink Carnation. Ladies, you remember how to dress for a prom, right? And, everyone’s favorite, our own Kentucky Derby which we call Hats and Horses. Mark May 7 on your calendar. Now, in addition to Signature Events, and Club events like burgee dances, there are the wonderful dining events like Wine and Dine each month, High Tea, St. Patrick’s Day fare and Oktoberfest specialties. Each month there is a first class Book Club, a Golf Outing, and men’s and women’s Bridge Games. And, of course, sign up for weekly Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jongg games. All, this and Bridge events. Our Member Events Committee works hard to make your events special. If you are interested in joining us, we always welcome new women and men. Reach out to me at Aholt@HoltPA.com Keep your event calendars handy and make those reservations. We are heading into a great New Year. Angela Holt



Happy New Year to all! Remember to submit your photos to the roster so we can have everyone with a picture! If we can get 80% of our members with photos in the roster by January 15 th , everyone with a photo in the roster will win a free drink! If we do not get to 80% then those members with photos in the alphabetical group with the highest percentage of pictures by January 15 th will receive a ticket for a free drink! It does not sound like much but it sure is a fantastic way to meet members! Have some fun with it. The alphabetic groupings are A – C D – I J – M N – R S – Z. So, find any members who need to have a picture loaded and encourage them to submit a nice individual photo! Know that it takes a few days to allow the photo to be visible in the roster. Our Social to Full Upgrade “Sail” is in full swing with Diana Pagach as our newest upgrade! If you are interested in upgrading to Full from the Social Membership Level, please contact me or Cynthia Hultquist, our Membership Coordinator, and we will share the “Sail” with you! You have until January 15th to upgrade as part of the “Sail!” was the commencement speaker at the Kansas State University College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony in December, the Everitts’ alma mater. The photos show Dave with the Dean of Engineering as well as giving the commencement address. Kansas State has an active co-op program where engineering majors get to have real life work experiences as undergraduates. With co-op placements during COVID, I am certain many of these graduating students will always remember their college work experiences. Congratulations, Dave, on this well-deserved honor.

Vicki Bretthauer

As we are filling up and beginning waitlists, we will have a new part of the column featuring our members. Who better to be featured first than our own Club Chairman Dave Everitt. Dave

I know many of you are active with your alma mater’s alumni groups, sororities, and fraternities. Your Club can host lunches, brunches, or cocktail gatherings. Work with Pam Dorr, our Special Events and Banquets Manager, on planning a fun event for your group. If you are new to the Club, you will soon learn that my favorite part of this column is to introduce you to new members and those members who are upgrading! So, here we go! First, Susan & Tim Smith and Mimi & Frank Conner upgraded from Full to Equity in December! Sal & Linda Farina have returned to us as Equity Members. Patricia Terreri has returned to us as a Social Member. Greg & Margo Folley are returning to us as Full Members on January 1. We are also welcoming Brooke & Dan Franklin as Trial Members. Some of you may have met them on the sunset cruise in December. Please be sure to introduce yourselves to anyone whom you do not recognize! Also, be sure to add your photo to the roster so that everyone will know your name! Remember, it might be worth a free cocktail! Welcome Aboard to all!


Marketing & Communications

I hope everyone is starting to use the website and the new App. I have heard from several members that they love them both. I like having the ability to make a reservation online or on my phone. I have, however, heard some members are having difficulty in making reservations. First, and probably most important, there are several kinds of reservations, and it's important to understand the differences: a. Dining Reservations - (Everyday Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner are considered Dining) These can be made online anytime - presently for parties of 4 or less. Everything else is considered an "Event." b. Special Events - (Holidays, Boaters Night, Wine & Dine) The reservation schedule opens 45 days before the event. We are working toward using a feature when there is a choice of menu items - you may be prompted to make your menu choice when you make your reservation - for every one you include in your reservation. Making these selections ahead of time helps the chef in purchasing. c. Signature Events - (Welcome Back, New Year's Eve Party, Hats & Horses) The reservations open 60 days in advance. d. Cruises - will still be managed with the Cruise Captain, and you select your menu choice if there is one. e. Canceling a Reservation - presently, you will need to call or email the receptionist if you need to cancel a reservation. Second, when you make a reservation and are including others if they are members , it is essential to include the other members' names, including your spouse, in your reservation (instead of just "guest"). Doing this helps avoid duplicate reservations and indicates to the staff you want to sit together. The reservation will be reflected in the website and the App, under "My Reservations." We have created an "Instruction Sheet" for making reservations on the website and through the APP. Click here for tips on making a reservation. (I'll have the link by Tuesday Morning.) Please Note: When looking at the calendar or upcoming events on the website or App, especially Boating Events, you may see "No Registration."


Marketing & Communications (cont’d.)

That may or may not be accurate, i.e., a member may be managing the event. Please click on the event, and after the details, you will see a box that states "Reserve with Coordinator."

The contact info for the Coordinator will be included in the details and all emails regarding the event. The wording "No Registration" is something we are working with Northstar to make things clearer. However, it may take a while. As everyone starts using the system, I appreciate receiving your feedback as we continue to investigate ways to make it work better for everyone. "Help Wanted" We're looking for: • 1-2 members who would like to help us "test" the instructions for using the website and App; • Someone to help manage our YouTube and Vimeo Channels. • Someone to follow up with Anchorlines Advertisers and work with Accounting to manage the billings. If you're interested in helping or have comments on the website or App, drop me an email - mishyd1@comcast.net. Michelle Hennessy Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee


Safety & Training


Dear Friends, It’s the time of year to again remind you that Club bylaws require all boat owners participating in any club sponsored boating event, that YOU MUST have and pass a yearly SAFETY BOAT INSPECTION. This is based on the calendar year, so new inspections are required as of January 2022, and all previous inspection stickers are deemed invalid. Upon a successful inspection, you will receive a 2022 Safety Sticker to affix to your boat’s hull or windshield. These inspections are free by appointment and are readily available. We are fortunate to have several inspectors available to our club members, including MIYC members: Paul Soden, (914-450-8066) or Ray Rosenberg RaymondHRosenberg@gmail.com.

Jim Rich

For your convenience, please refer to the MIYC website under Safety and Education. Click on Required Safety Inspections. From there, click on Safety Equipment Requirements for a sample of the actual form the inspector will use to help you prepare for a successful inspection. You will also see the contact names and phone numbers of all inspectors. Please acquire your Vessel Safety Inspection in January as soon as possible, so as not to miss out on any of the great boating events we have scheduled for 2022! Once you have your decal, please notify me so that I can update your status. I can be contacted in the following ways: Phone: 239-248-4166 Text: same Email: Catman1048@gmail.com BE SURE TO GIVE ME YOUR NAME, BOAT NAME, LENGTH, BEAM, DRAFT, AND POWER REQUIREMENTS. This will also help us update any existing records. Thank you for your immediate attention to this notice! Jim Rich Safety and Training Officer



Ship’s Store Update

Happy New Year from the Ship’s Store staff of Deb deVries, Ellie Everitt, Michele Niblack, Kerri Pakalnis, and Joanne Chute. We want to thank all of the Club members for their positive response to the reopening of the Ship’s Store on October 30 and the introduction of the “honor system” purchase process! In general, the system has worked really well. Due to staffing and structural challenges because the Store is open whenever the Club is open, I predict the “honor system” is here to stay. We have made a change to the form we are using that I would like to explain to all of you. We have changed the form to be used for not only Purchase but also to accommodate Return, and Exchange. Think of this form informing whomever is processing it, and providing the directions needed to charge your account correctly. Also think of this form letting the Ship’s Store Staff know what merchandise is in or out of inventory. I have included a sample form for you to look at so you can see how easy it is to complete. We are still in process with understanding and documenting all processes and procedures and at this time we cannot do any credit card sales which impacts being able to sell to MIYC staff. This is temporary and we appreciate the staff’s patience.

We picked merchandise suppliers from whom ideally we can order more of the same if we run out of sizes. We can’t guarantee that we can get you the item you want, but we will certainly try. We have a “wish list” book next to the terminal where you can write down items you would like in a different size or color, and also items you would like to see us carry. We do carry Member only items such as 12”, 14”, 16” burgees, Club pins, Club bullions, Club ties and we special order Bridge shirts for members. Those items are not on display. Please ask about these items by contacting any of the Ship’s Store Committee members. Since we opened, we have received some new Susquehanna glassware including more martini glasses and double old fashioned glasses. There are some new YETI low ball drinkware. In addition, we have new clothing items: the very popular Women’s fleece drape cardigan in white and now in black as well; Women’s slickers; Men’s windbreakers; and Women’s and Men’s golf shirts. And we got a small supply of what were ordered as Youth caps but seem larger and are in the not-to-be-found anywhere color of white! Check it out!

Happy New Year Deb deVries


Member Purchase & Return/Exchange Form

Marco Island Yacht Club Phone: 239-394-0199

Date: _____________

Member Account

Member Name: __________________ Member Number: ________________ Phone: ________________________


• List items Purchased/Returned/Exchanged below. Use one form for all transactions . • Member discounts will not be applied until the order is processed. • Place the completed form in the Ship’s Store Orders Box.

Transaction Type P = Purchase R = Return E = Exchange A separate Transaction Type must be used for each step of the entire transaction.

Sample Label




Unit Price

Qty P/R/E


Getting to Know You: MIYC's Dedicated and Hard-working Full-time Servers

Kathy Tummarello Kathy was born in Somers Point, New Jersey, where she graduated from High School, also earning a degree as a medical assistant. She has had a significant other for the last 25 years. Her two surviving children (two others are deceased) are named Jac (44) and Britt (31), and also live here in Florida. She has a green thumb, likes to bike ride, and enjoys renovating furniture and make things look new again. Prior to being with us at the Yacht Club, Kathy was a manager at the Castaways Restaurant and Bar in Naples for 14 years. “I enjoy bartending and take pride in making a cocktail to your liking. I also will do my best to add something to a dish to make it pop.” A typical day for Kathy begins with setting up the tables, taking inventory of the bar, ordering what is needed, checking the lunch and dinner reservations, and making sure our members will have all of their favorite items available. Kathy has two little grandchildren, Leo and Aryia (“The loves of my life!”), and enjoys the time she can spend with them. She also likes to go back home to be with her parents. Her favorites? Rock and Roll for music, White Christmas and Pretty Woman for movies, Monopoly, Poker, and a good night out with a few vodkas rounds out the list. Her community focus areas include St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Humane Society, and animal control. Her bucket list is short: a ride on a Gondola in Venice! Her goal for next year: “Get all of the repairs done in my house.” And her motto? “Enjoy life because you never know what can happen.”


Getting to Know You: MIYC's Dedicated and Hard-working Full-time Servers

Marla Hurst Marla was born in Maryland, and has also resided in Virginia, Indiana, San Diego, and now with her husband, in Naples, FL. She is a graduate of Indiana University. Her daughter Ryann Butirac (30) lives in Minnesota. Marla enjoys reading, music, poker movies and live theater. She has had experience as a Manager for Event Coordination, and extensive time as wait and bar staff. She loves working with the public, and organization is her specialty. The beach and poker are her favorite outside pastimes. Dream spots include Positano, Italy, Istanbul, and London. Travel is high on her list, especially a chance to experience New Zealand. She has an eclectic taste in music, but for games, it’s Scrabble. Marla’s community focus is overdose prevention. Her personal motto is: “Look at your feet; You are right where you are supposed to be.” Debra Welsh Debra was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and now resides with her fiancé in Naples, Florida. She has two children: one (31) resides in Anchorage, AK, and the other (27) in Pittsburg, PA. She enjoys boating, reading, backgammon, the beach, and relaxing by the pool. Debra loves to travel, and would especially like to visit Italy. Debra has had experience as a hotel Food and Beverage manager, and food sales. She brings her hard-working approach to the MIYC and is known for her really good jokes. She is determined to be “Super-fast with NorthStar at a table!” Her community focus areas involve feeding hungry children and programs for kids on drugs. Reservations Please! To help Chef and his staff to prepare and deliver exceptional meals and service, we ask that you place your reservation at least three (3) days in advance. For Special Events, we ask that you make your reservations and meal selections (if applicable) four ( 4 ) days in advance. Doing so is a tremendous help in making sure we have your choices on hand. As you know, Chef Bob will always honor vegan/vegetarian or special meal requests, but again, please provide that information in advance when making your reservation.


MIYC's Community Relations January Update Thanks to all of our generous members who contributed to Toys for Tots in November and December! We collected over $6,000 in Toys and monetary donations for those less fortunate in our area. As you may know, we as members of MIYC support many community organizations. In the past, we were part of the Living Reef Project for Marco Island and Goodland, and we continue to support: Marco Island Youth Sailing Program Toys for Tots Marco Patriots Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Flags for our Heroes (sponsored by Noon Rotary) For the Love of Cats Our focus for January is our continued focus on Our Daily Bread Food Pantry on the island and Flags for Our Heroes. We are joining the Marco Island Noontime Rotary in partnership with the YMCA to celebrate our Heroes with a spectacular visual display of hundreds of American Flags f lying from 7-foot masts on the open lots along San Marco Rd at the corner of Sand Hill . Flags will be displayed beginning February 20 through February 25, with the moving Opening ceremony on President's Day, February 21st at 5:00pm. Proceeds from this event will go back to serving our Community's critical needs. Featured charities and community services are Marco Area YMCA for youth development- scholarships for the youth who cannot afford it, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Collier Harvest, Rotary’s Camp Florida for disabled children, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, Joy of Giving (providing underprivileged children with Christmas gif ts & necessities), Project Graduation, Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Meals of Hope, Marco Island Charter Middle School, two youth development camps, Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Dictionary Day, Whereas last year we featured our Club Veterans as our Heroes, this year we are planning to be a Diamond Sponsor of the event for the benef it of our Community. We will be collecting monetary donations from the Club for this local effort through January 31 st . You can make a check payable to the Marco Island Rotary Club Foundation with Flags for Our Heroes in the memo if you would like to support this community event as a member of the Marco Island Yacht Club. You can give your check to our Reception Desk to the attention of Vicki Bretthauer. Remember, your contribution is tax deductible as the Marco Island Rotary Foundation is a 501c3 organization. We continue to need your help with food for our community. The need is dire for some persons in our community. The basket for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry donations is in the MIYC lobby so feel free to drop off items any time you are coming to the Club. If you are not currently 'on island, ' you can still send a donation to: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry 1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, FL 34145 Or you can click on this link to donate online. I am always looking for volunteers for all of our programs in support of the community, so please send me an email if you would like to become more involved. Dwyn Von Bereghy Community Relations dvonbereghy1950@gmail.com


There’s a Daytime Activity for Everyone at MIYC! A q u a f i t a t M I Y C Aquafit classes take place at the heated MIMA pool at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable fun! As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge. Contact Coordinator Peggy Frazier (email: frazier@chartermi.net) with questions or if you need to change the time.

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday Jan. 20 th Lunch & Discussion – 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Barr to discuss: • Local fishing reports for backwater and off-shore • Fishing trips to Florida Keys; Stuart, FL; Guatemala and other exotic fishing destinations • Award presentation to the Biggest Catch of the Month Please RSVP to Jeff at Comeaux411@icloud.com by Tuesday Jan . 1 8 th

Ladies Bridge Every Wednesday at Noon

If you play bridge, have ever played bridge, or just want to learn how to play bridge, MIYC is the place to do it. We have a lively group of “social” bridge players. New Members are always welcome - there are teachers willing to help you learn. Contact Diana at: diana.winterhalter@gmail.com



!"#$"%#&'()*&$+&,')- !" All are welcome to play Couple’s Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at Noon. A “couple” can be a man and woman, two women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun afternoon for all.

MIYC Men’s Bridge January 12 th 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Email Bob Winterhalter at robertswinterhalter@gmail.com for more information.

Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com to get on the list.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Weekly on Wednesday Optional lunch at 11:30, play at 12:30 pm Mah Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. RSVP to Linda Spell at lindabrownspell@gmail.com

Join Us for Canasta every Thursday 9:30 am All levels of experience e welcome. Want to learn? Join us! Beginners welcome. Plan on staying for lunch! Contact Kimberly Porter at k.korbporter58@gmail.com for additional information about joining this fun-loving group.


Lunch at the Havana Café in Chokoloskee Monday, December 13

Forty intrepid travelers participated in a unique “boatless” day cruise by car to the Havana Café in Chokoloskee. This incredible restaurant offered beautiful garden seating, authentic home baked Cuban bread and an accommodating staff. The menu offered a refreshing variety of Cuban inspired food, stone crab enchiladas, seafood and more. Chokoloskee is about ten minutes south of Everglades City and attendees had viewing opportunities of birds and alligators on the way. After lunch, a visit to the Smallwood Store and Museum, an exceptional slice of Florida history overlooking Chokoloskee Bay, was filled with fascinating discoveries! Did you know that the wooden counters slanted in at the floor to accommodate hoop skirts? And the first Coke machine came to town in 1945 at the Store which had the only electricity for 30 miles. Today visitors from around the world visit to go back in time while others fish from the back dock and launch kayaks into the Ten Thousand Islands.


December 2021 Colors Ceremony

The Colors ceremony, a time honored tradition, was presided by Commodore Geoff Walker. Port Captain, Melanie Kraemer lowered the U.S. flag and watched as the flag was folded then given to Safety Officer Jim Rich. Jim passed the flag to Commodore Walker to end the ceremony.


Here are some pictures taken by Henry Stanley at the beginning of the Street Parade. Marco Island Street Parade

Students who marched with Yacht Club members, carried the banner, and passed out candy to the big crowd. The kids also helped decorate the boat under the direction of Dwyn Von Bereghy

The second picture is a photo of the MIYC float, one of the school’s Opti dinghies with lights, lit powered by a small generator hidden among the Christmas packages in the boat.

2021 Annual Street Parade Winner: Best Overall in Parade – Business Hull2Prop LLC owned by MIYC Member Chris Kimble


Marco Island Boat Parade – 2021


Marco Island Boat Parade – 2021


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Mariners Fund 20 th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Brick Fundraiser

th Anniversary, theMariners Fund is offeringmembers an opportunity to

To celebrate theMarco Island Yacht Club’s 20

contribute engraved commemorative bricks that will become part of the courtyardwalkway linking the Clubhouse to the newRiversideMarina. Your $150 contribution for each 8” x 8” brick enables you your name and year you joined the Club or remember friends or loved ones. All bricks will include theMIYCburgee logo, and you can add up to five lines of text, 18–20 spaces per

to customize the brick to sho w your support of the Club. Add


Be sure to order a commerative brick now

so that it can be engraved and added

to the new layout.

Order forms are available online and at the Club reception desk. Or, contact jholt@holtpa.com . The proceeds fromthis Mariners Fund project will be used to support additional enhancements to

JonHolt, Co-chair MIYC Mariners Fund at

ou r Clubhouse.

Thank you for your continued support of our Club. MarinersFundCommittee Jon&Angela Holt, Co-Chairs Dick &Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John&Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter



Support Anchorlines Advertisers Whether you want to delight that special person or event with flowers, or are interested in learning mysteries of our island, getting your clothes cleaned, buying or selling your home, purchasing your first yacht, just need a limo for a night out on the town, MIYC advertisers have solutions for you. The following is a list of current advertisers who are generously supporting our Club through their advertising dollars. Please express your appreciation by patronizing their businesses. When you do, let them know you are a Marco Island Yacht Club Member and thank them for their support.



Phone Number

Allied Marine

Don Strong

239-272-9446 239-248-2176 800-395-2628 203-247-3018

AZS/Alice Zaimes-Strong JR Wood

Alice Zaimes-Strong

Boat U.S.

Christman Stuart Design

Deborah Stuart

O: 239-970-8100 C: 636-575-7717

Edward Jones

Bob Weigel

Florida Roofing Construction

Dana Coote Chris Kimbl e Cong T. Vu

239-778-8573 239-316-8922 239-389-5259 847-751-4805 239-821-9545 239-394-6633 239-394-1188 239-393-2903 239-642-4450


Marco Nail Spa

Mary Kay Cosmetics Premier Sotheby’s Salon & Spa Botanica

Michelle Hennessy Julie & Brock Wilson

Debra Schroeder


The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley David Caruso

The Sandlin Real Estate Team

Linda & Alan Sandlin

C: 239-771-0888 O: 239-778-1010

William Raveis Realty

Karena DeWitt

Want to advertise your business? Go no further than your MIYC newsletter! Ads are priced per year as follows: Business Card - $250 1/4 page - $370 Half page - $550 1/3 page - $385 Full page - $950 Contact Michelle Hennessy mishyd1@comcast.net


Have you noticed the Burgees hanging around the Burgee Bar? Voting Members, do you have your personalized Burgee displayed in the Dockside Lounge? If you don’t, it is not too late to design one! Your Burgee tile is meant to be a replica of your private Burgee. ART SELLERS, located at 812 E. Elkcam Circle, 239-389-5269, can make one for you! They are in the same building as the Sand Bar, just at the opposite end. Visit them to have your Burgee created and displayed proudly in the Dockside Lounge! JULIE & BROCK WILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell: (239) 595-6767 julie.wilson@PremierSir.com brock.wilson@sothebysrealty.com Premier Sotheby’s International Realty The Esplanade ~ 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

Serving Marco Island & Naples for over 22 years


MIYC’s “Sunshine Program” Let us know about big milestones such as a 50 th anniversary or other special occasion or achievement. We’ll share them with Members in Anchorlines and send a card to the celebrating Members. Also let us know about any Member who is hospitalized so we can send a card to cheer them up.

Meet Our Own “Mary Sunshine!” Our contact point for this information is Mary McKeown. She’s the one to tell when you know of a major event, happy or sad – and Mary will be sure to get the word out.

Please contact Mary at: maryamckeown@aol.com


Mariners Fund The Mariners Fund is a way to finance extraordinary MIYC needs; things outside of the normal budget; Club enhancements that will make the member experience better and up to date. For example, the Burgee Bar renovation was made possible entirely by member donations. The bar was expanded, new drop-down window covers were installed and attractive curtains and valances were added. The Mariners Fund also paid to upgrade the Club’s sound system and supported the installation of a new dimmer system to enhance lighting in the Harbour Room. All these improvements were made possible by the generous support of our members. A donation to the Mariners Fund is a symbol of MIYC member commitment. How Can I Donate? You can make a general donation or donate for a specific project. We have identified a number of needs and wishes, which are listed in a binder just below the recognition plaque in the lobby. If you’d like to donate, please download the Mariners Fund Donation Form, on which you can indicate the project you wish to support, the amount of donation and how you wish to pay (separate check, credit card or Club monthly statement.) If there is something special you would like to see happen and would like to financially support, please let any member of the Mariners Fund Committee know. Mariners Fund Recognition Levels A Mariners Fund recognition plaque in the lobby hallway honors the cumulative contributions Members have made.

Bronze Silver

$ 500 $ 2,500 $10,000 $20,000 $50,000 $100,000


Platinum Diamond Sapphire

Final Voyage – If you have enjoyed the Club, please consider a gift from your estate. Mariners Fund Committee Members Jon & Angela Holt, Co-Chairs Dick & Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John & Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter


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