New Look for the Harbour Room!
By Angela Holt
More than 75 Members attended the event and dined on a special menu presented by Chef Bob. Jon and Angela Holt, co- chairs of the Mariners Fund, who l ehear t ed l y t hanked t hose Member s who generously contributed to the fund which made the refurbishment possible. Geoff Walker, the Chair of Buildings and Grounds, worked closely with the painting contractor and Angela and Jon Holt who oversaw the painting project. Henry Stanley selected the correct lighting and assisted with the project. It was a group effort that worked well and the job was finished on time.
The Harbour Room was refurbished in September receiving a new look. The room now is painted in shades of white with a coordinating grass cloth paper covering the wainscoting. Members were invited to a "reveal" evening on October 2, where the new light colored room and brushed chrome chandeliers were shown off for the first time. The Mariners Fund was responsible for raising the revenue for the painting and chandeliers in the Harbour Room, rotunda and the Board/bridge Room.
Welcome Back Signature Event Celebrating the 20 th Anniversary of the Marco Island Yacht Club Saturday, November 7, 2020 Come f o r a Re v i ew o f t he Pa s t 20 y e a r s ! Cocktails - 5:30pm Dinner - 6:30pm
Please Call In Your Entree Selection 1 st Course – Passed Hors d’oeuvres Prosciutto & Herb Cheese Crostini, Hula Lemon Chicken Skewers, Short Rib Skewer, Vegetable Pita Points 2 nd Course – Salad Baby Spinach and Mingled Greens tossed with Mandarin Orange, Candied Walnuts, Heirloom Tomato and Shredded Baby Carrots with a European Cucumber Vinaigrette 3 rd Course – Entrée Selection Traditional Beef Wellington – Seared Tenderloin of Beef wrapped in Pastry with Cremini Foie Gras Duxelles, Yukon Sweet Potato Mash and Vegetable Bundle or Pan Sautéed Gulf Grouper – Dijon Sherry Dill Sauce, Saffron Apple Rice and Vegetable Bundle 4 th Course – Dessert Chocolate Cream Pie with Vanilla Bean Crispers and Baileys Irish Cream $65++ Reservations 239 394-0199 email: email@example.com
Wine & Dine Chef Bob and Robert Fairbrother, from Winebow gave us a wonderful evening, pairing great wines with fabulous food.
FCYC MEETING SCHEDULE CLUB DATE Sarasota Yacht Club November 13-15, 2020 Key Biscayne Yacht Club January 8-10, 2021 The Florida Yacht Club March 12-14, 2021 Venice Yacht Club May 14-16, 2021 TBA July 9-11, 2021 Bird Key Yacht Club September 10-13, 2021 TBA November, 2021 Smyrna Yacht Club January, 2022 Marco Island Yacht Club May 13-15, 2022
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Noon Rotary on Marco Island. Linda Sandlin, who is President of the Marco Island Noon Rotary this year and a Club Member brought the program to our attention. Dwyn and her c o m m i t t e e w i l l b e collecting to honor all our Club Members who are Veterans. We need to collect $3,000 to honor all our Members who are Veterans. Each year we also collect for the Toys for Tots program. This year, the collection is cash
There are lots of activities underway at the Club! Despite the coronavirus impact, we have had good turnout from Members since we reopened at the end of September. We have also seen good interest in scheduling banquets this fall. We are maintaining a more conservat ive seat ing arrangement and mask policy. If any Member suspects they have been exposed to COVID, please refrain from using the Club until you either have a negative test or are cleared by your health professional. And, as always, if a Member doesn't feel well, we ask them to not come to the Club. The most obvious activity at the Club is the commencement of the work for the seawall. We pulled the pavers during mid-October and the contractors showed up on site the 22nd of October to begin demolition; certainly, an exciting time! A portion of the circle drive has been blocked off as well as a portion of our courtyard. There is safety fencing instal led to block access to the construction area. It will be in place for much of the project. There is minimal impact on parking, though from time to time there will be refuse trucks in and around the construction area as they exchange refuse containers. (See photos on p. 4) There are several community relations activities I want to call your attention to. This is an area we have been increasing our focus on more in the last year or so. This year we are elevating the effort by establishing a separate Member Committee dedicated to community relations. Dwyn Von Bereghy is Chairing the Community Relations Committee . She has been working to improve our connection to various activities that benefit the community for the past year or two. The most significant activity Dwyn has under her supervision is the relationship with the Sailing Center . We had a great year in 2020, despite the coronavirus. Members supported the program with contributions to scholarship funds and the purchase of boats. Quite a number of children in the community benefited from the program this past year. In November and December Dwyn’s committee with focus on the Flag for Our Heroes Program as well as our annual participation in Toys for Tots. Flags for Our Heroes is being sponsored by the
Dave Everitt Chairman
based, due to the corona virus impact. More this year than in the past, families who are impacted by reduced income due to the coronavirus need our help. Please consider making a donation to the program this year. Look for a campaign to solicit funds in November and early December! Please see Dwyn’s column in this issue and look for eblasts on how you can participate! Finally, each year at this time we ask Members to contribute to the Employee Holiday Fund . You will see a charge on the invoice you receive in early December for the fund. You can decline the contribution, but I would ask that you consider accepting the contribution. Our employees have continued to work hard to deliver great service and support to our Club and our Members through the challenges we faced this year. I hope you will join Ellie and me in supporting our Employee Holiday Fund this year. The 'vibe' around the Club as we begin our 20th year reflects the excitement and engagement of our Members! Make sure you take the opportunity to take advantage of our events and activities this year. And, your support of our community through programs like the Sailing Club, Toys for Tots, and the Flags for Heroes help improve our Marco Island community! Dave Everitt Chairman
* SHIPùS STORE NEWS * Shop Safe * Convenient front desk pick-up * New mailing option Ship’s Store Cleared the Decks! By Deb DeVries The Ship's Store held a "Clearance Sale" on Sunday, October 25. The sale was "wildly successful"! It reduced our in-house inventory by about 50% and met our financial projections. It was lots of fun for the shoppers, many of whom did early holiday shopping and got some great bargains. I want to thank Ellie Everitt and Michele Niblack, Members of Ship’s Store Committee, for their leadership and management of this effort. There were many other volunteers who in addition to working the sale were some of the best shoppers! I am the new Chair of the Ship’s Store
Committee and looking forward to working with Ellie, Michele, and others. We plan to be a part of the new technology being implemented in the Club next year which will make inventory management much easier. We will be looking at merchandise closely to determine the best selection in keeping with a Yacht Club theme. New merchandise is already arriving - I know that Ellie and Michele have been doing a lot of unpacking - and I encourage you to check out the Ship’s Store!
Movie Night at the Club A new event at the Club. Movie Night! Pam bought a really cool blowup screen and Voila! Movies in the Courtyard! Members sat in the Burgee Bar and ate while watching Captain Ron on the “Big Screen”! Hopefully this will become a monthly event!
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Mini Halloween Party How did this happen? Well, we cancelled the Monster Mask because so few Members signed up. But that didn't make some Members very happy since they love Halloween. So, on the spur of the moment....pretty much the day of....we decided to do a little decorating and those who love to come in disguise will have their moment. Happy Halloween, everyone!
Boat er s ù Ni ght Wednesday, November 4 th Cocktails - 6pm Dinner - 7pm Living with less...experiencing more!‰‰ Reliving the Loop with Pete and Peggy Frazier 6253 miles / 5000+ gallons of diesel fuel / 525 engine hours / 150 days of cruising - We did the loop in 2005 ..and more than a dozen trips up the East Coast. Taking Pelican to Fl in 2019 completed the 2nd Loop! Gentle Members, I will let Peggy Frazier describe their epic adventure with much better words than I could muster:
A voyage of over 6,000 miles, the America's Great Loop runs up the East Coast of the United States on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, continues on the Hudson River to the Erie Canal and through the Great Lakes. From there, it travels down the Illinois River and the Mississippi River to the Tennessee River and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Finally, the loop is completed along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway. It is a trip of a lifetime! Since we have done the Loop, people have asked us to name our favorite destination on the Loop. It's hard to say which port or destination was the favorite. Every place we saw or stopped was part of the journey, so to pick one or even three places is too hard. But we can tell you my favorite part of the Loop was doing this epic adventure with each other. Pete was an incredible captain and companion. It was amazing doing the Loop (and ReLoop) with him. We grew as individuals and as a couple. Find whatever floats your boat and set sail! Our final thought on the trip is summed up by a toast: There are all kinds of ships… Big ships, small ships, but the BEST ships, are friendships! Come aboard with Pete and Peggy as they relive the America’s Great Loop, accompanied by a special menu created by Chef Bob. In my absence, this event will be hosted by Vice Commodore Geoff Walker , so come on out for an evening of fun and friendship! Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore Make your reservation now - Masks required except when eating or drinking. Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your reservation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Twilight Golf Golf, Anyone? Join us for 9 holes of Golf ! Thursday, November 5 th
• Couples and Singles • 9 Holes “The Links” • $20/pp cart + green fees
Tee times begin @3pm Format: Scramble Dinner at Club afterwards
Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: email@example.com Full and Equity Members Put Twilight Golf - December 3 rd on your calendar!
Evening Colors Friday, November 6 th 5:30 pm Join us as we honor our Veterans. Plan on staying for dinner! 239-394-0199
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MIYC Members Who are Veterans Basic, John Navy Comm 44-46 PO2C Bilbrey, Ken Navy 69-70 E3 Seaman Boyce, Heyward Navy Civ Engr 51-79 CMDR Boyle, Robert E Army Artillery 58-59 1st LT Bretthauer, Neil Army Armor 60-66 1st LT ACM Colangelo, Robert Army 4 th Inf. 60-64 SP4 Comeaux, Jeff Army 66-68 CRPL Curtis, John Army 86-88 Sp4 Curtis, Stuart (dec) Army Sgt. DeFeo, Bob Army Engr 67-70 Sp5 Derrough, Shelly Navy Med 91-99 LCDR Downton, Chuck Navy SUB 66-96 CPT Foster, Wayne USAF 65-69 E5 Frazier, Pete Army Avn 64-68 CW-2 DFC Hannafan, Michael Army QM 64-66 1 st Lt. Heckenlaible, Jim Army AG 66-69 1st LT Irwin, Dick Army Engr 62-76 Maj Jermanok, Herb Navy 56-62 PO3C Jobe, Tom Army TRANS 56-62 1st LT Kendall, John USAF SECUR 62-66 Sgt Lavery, Jim USAF 70-74 Sgt McCabe, Tom Army 69-71 Sp5 McElaney, Dan Navy 54-57 LCDR McKeever, Pat Army 62-68 Sp4 Mills, Don Army 43-46 Sgt Muther, Geoff Army 68-70 E6 Bronze Star Pantano, Dick USAF 63-65 A2C Randall, David Navy Med 84-00 Cmdr Rinker, Frank Army Engr 56-64 Cpt Roberts, Steve Army Infn 70-76 Sp4 Rosenberg, Ray Army Armr 60-86 LtCol Stanley, Henry Navy SEA 59-63 Lt Steeves, John Army 62-68 E-5 Thibodeau, Larry Army 67-73 Traiser, Dick USMC Armr 66-74 Cpt Purple Heart Troha, Frank Navy Med 73-79 E-7 Walker, Geoff Navy 71-77 1st LT Winterhalter, Bob USAF Systems 68-72 Cpt Wright, Kim Army Aviation 73-11 Col contribution unless you write a check, but any way you like to donate to the community is greatly appreciated! Again, a big thank you goes out to all our members who are veterans! If you are a veteran and your name is not on the list, and this includes our International members, please send an email to Vicki Bretthauer firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get your pertinent information added to our list! Honoring our Members who are Veterans During November we like to honor all our members of the Club who served their country. This year is even more special as we have Flags for Our Heroes which will occur in February 2021 at Veteran's Park. MIYC would like to honor all our member veterans as well as be a sponsor of this wonderful event being coordinated by the Noon Rotary of Marco. The money raised will help those less fortunate in our Community. At Colors on November 6 th , we will pass the boot for our member vets so each can be honored with a personalized flag in February at Veteran’s Park. If you would like to honor one of our vets, feel free to make out a check to Rotary Club of Marco Island Foundation and put MIYC in the memo section. (Flags are $50 per flag.) You can drop it in the boot on November 6 th or leave it in an envelope at the reception desk to the attn of Vicki Bretthauer. Cash donations will be accepted in the boot. You can also call the Club’s Accounting Office on 239-394-0199 x306 and tell Carlota that you would like to donate to Flags for Our Heroes with an amount and we will bill your account. Sadly, you can’t deduct the
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MIYC's Community Relations 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 Marco Patriots Flags for our Heroes (sponsored by Noon Rotary) Toys for Tots Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
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Thank you to all of our Members who supported the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Event on Saturday, October 24 th . As you know, many of the service organizations on the island along with the Marco Police and Fire Departments held a food drive at Veteran’s Park. Many of our Members turned out to support this wonderful cause! We, of course, continue to support the Food Pantry with the basket in the lobby. Please bring your donations to the Club often. We will make sure your donations get over to the pantry. Our focus for November and December is going to be Flags for Our Heroes and on our annual Toys for Tots Program. Flags for Our Heroes is a fundraiser for our community to help those less fortunate. Commodore Ray Rosenberg and Members Linda and Alan Sandlin have brought this community project to our attention. Flags honoring our Heroes will be displayed at Veteran’s Park the week of February 14 th to honor Heroes in our community. We would like to honor all of our MIYC Members who are Veterans and we would like MIYC to be a sponsor of such a wonderful event. Flags are $50 each to honor one of our Veterans. Any additional funds collected will go towards MIYC’s Sponsorship of this great cause to support our community. We need to raise the funds by December 11 th so that the appropriate flags with the names of our Members who are Veterans can be ordered. So that you can receive a charitable deduction for your donation to this wonderful cause please make a check out to Rotary Club of Marco Island Foundation and put MIYC in the memo section. Turn in your check to the reception desk to the attn: of Vicki Bretthauer. Vicki and I will be sure the checks get to our Member Linda Sandlin who is the President of the Noon Rotary. We already have participation from many of our Members!
Now, with the pandemic we have sadly have new procedures for Toys for Tots. The need in our community is now stronger than ever for donations during this holiday season. The Salvation Army already has 50% more applications for help this holiday season. Your donation made out to The Salvation Army with Naples Cheer Program in the memo can also be turned in to our Reception Desk to the attn: of Vicki Bretthauer. We will be sending donations from the Club to the Salvation Army after the Country Western Jam Session on November 21 st when we Pass the Boot for Toys for Tots as well as after our Member Holiday Party on December 5 th . The Salvation Army will be purchasing gift cards for local families for Publix and Target so that they can purchase food and toys for the holiday season. You can also call the Club’s Accounting Office on 239-394-0199 x306 and tell Carlota that you would like to donate to Flags for Our Heroes and/or Toys for Tots with an amount and we will bill your account. Sadly, you can’t deduct the contribution unless you write a check, but any way you would like to donate to the community is greatly appreciated! We will also have individual eblasts about these programs. Stay safe and thank you for thinking of others during this holiday season! 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 email@example.com
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Food Pantry Needs Donations The need is greater than ever due to Covid 19
MIYC has been supporting the Food Pantry for years with a dropoff basket in our lobby for canned goods and other supplies. The Club is closed now, but with schools and businesses shut down, the need is greater than ever. Below is information about safely dropping off food items at their collection area. Or even simpler, please make a financial donation at the following link: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Thank you
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MIYC Day Cruise - Island Gypsy Monday, November 9 th Watch for Eblasts!
MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Reservations - 239-394-0199 - Club Dress
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MIYC Annual Meeting and Cocktails Tuesday, November 17 th Check-in beginning at 3pm Happy Hour & Meeting at 3:30pm Happy Hour & Appetizers to follow. Each year, MIYC Members gather to learn the status of the Club. Join your friends for this informative meeting.
Please let us know if you can attend! Reservations - 239-394-0199
Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305
Finance Manager - ext. 306 Carlota Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org Contributions to AnchorLines - email email@example.com Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 firstname.lastname@example.org Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org General Manager - Joe Ceci ext. 302 email@example.com Dining Manager - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr firstname.lastname@example.org Sales/Catering - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr email@example.com Membership - ext. 303 Cynthia Hultquist firstname.lastname@example.org
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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, November 18 th Join your fellow Members on a Beautiful Sunset Cruise. No Boat? No Worries! A Member Captain will welcome you aboard. Participants will meet their assigned boat and crew for”Docktails”, cruise to the Gulf in time for a glorious Sunset, then return to the Burgee Bar for one of Chef” delicious Sunset Cruise Menus Docktails at 4:45pm Sunset at 5:37pm
Dinner at 6:30pm
Open to Equity and Full Members To mitigate COVID concerns, we will assign limited crew per boat, maintain safe distancing, mask when appropriate and space dining tables - Max. 6 per table. Stay tuned for reservation instructions, coming by email SOON!
Editorùs Note: I would like to take a moment to give a big Thank You to Sandy Wallen for the six plus years she gave of her time to the Ship’s Store. Sandy and her Committee worked tirelessly to make the Store the place to Stop and Shop on the way to the Burgee Bar! Thanks again, Sandy. Not many Clubs have Ship’s Stores as well stocked as MIYC’s.
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It was so nice to see so many of our Members at the unveiling of the Harbour Room. It is so bright and cheery! Everyone was in a great mood. Many of you have been returning to the island the month of October and there have been plenty of events to welcome you! I am still amazed at how warm it is in late October. I’d sure rather be warm than cold though. I’d like to welcome Barbara and Doug Hess to our Club as Social Members. Some of you may remember Barbara and Doug as they were Members during the summer of 2019 but then moved from the island. They returned to the island late summer this year and one of their first stops was back to us to join the Club! Also, Dr. Carol and Robert Boyle joined the Club as Social Members as part of Members Recruiting Members sponsored by the DeFeos! We’re also welcoming Gina and Curt Conti to our Club as Full Members. Many of you may have met them at the Piano Bar Evening. Congratulations to Roberta (Bobbi) and Steve Billmyer who are our newest Equity Members upgrading with just days remaining! Thank you for supporting your Club! Member Recruiting Members is still in place so be sure to recommend friends to join our Club. You and your friends will receive $100 gift certificates if your recommended Members join the Club and pay joining fees! Our other activities like Fla-mingling are on hold until COVID is under control. In the meantime, stay safe, wave at your friends across the dining room and come to your Club often!
We will be reaching out to Members to be sure we have an accurate listing of all our Members who are Veterans so you will be honored in the Flags for our Heroes Program in February 2021. Please be sure to check the list of members who are Veterans in this issue.
Also, be sure that you have the MIYC 2020 Annual Meeting on your calendar! It is Tuesday, November 17 with check-in beginning at 3:00 pm with the meeting commencing at 3:30 pm. If you are a voting Member, be sure to send in your p r o x y . Y o u c a n e m a i l i t t o email@example.com. Happy hour and dinner will follow the meeting so be sure to make a reservation. Finally, with being a Member of a Club, the main thing we need to remember is that we are MHM, M embers H elping M embers! If you need anything during this pandemic, please let us know - shopping, rides, someone to walk the dog, someone to sit down with you for a glass of wine - Members are here to help other Members! Drop me a line or call the Club and we will be sure to get you the help you need! The important thing is to STAY SAFE during these trying times. Find safe ways to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!
Vicki Bretthauer Membership Chair
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• 4 th Boater’s Night • 5 th Twilight Golf • 6 th Evening Colors – Wear your patriotic clothing in honor of Veteran’s Day • 7 th Welcome Back Party – Cheers to 20 Years! • 9 th Day Cruise Island Gypsy Cancelled • 11 th Couple’s Bridge • 13 th -15 th FCYC Sarasota YC • 11 th -16 th Ext Cruise-Marina Jack, Sarasota YC, Venice YC Cancelled • 15 th Grande Brunch • 17 th Annual Meeting & Cocktails • 18 th Men’s Bridge • 18 th Sunset Cruise • 19 th Fishing Club • 21 st C-WJamSession & Toys for Tots • 25 th - 28 th Legacy Harbor Cruise • 26 th Thanksgiving Dinner • 28 th Family Picnic
• 1 st Deck the Halls • 2 nd Boater’s Night • 3 rd Twilight Golf • 4 th Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest • 5 th Member Holiday Party & Toys for Tots • 9 th Couple’s Bridge • 11 th Evening Colors & Ship’s Store Fashion Show
• 12 th Christmas Boat Parade • 12 th Staycation Dock Party
• 13 th Grande Brunch • 16 th Sunset Cruise • 17 th Fishing Club
• 24 th Christmas Eve Dinner • 31 st New Year’s Eve Dinner • 31 st New Year’s Eve Party
MIYC on Facebook Don't forget to 'like' our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ yachtingmarco to see what's happening at MIYC. (You do not need to join Facebook to like our page.) If you are a member of Facebook, feel free to "Check-in" when you're attending events and to share our posts with your friends! You can also “tag” the Club when you post events you attend.
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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt
October was the kick-off of the new season and Member Events has been in full gear. We started the month with a 'reveal' of the new Harbour Room. The light tones of the walls and columns were met favorably. Members were pleased with the grass cloth trim on the wainscoting, and the new chandeliers in the Harbour Room, rotunda and Board/Bridge room were well received. Members who contributed to the Mariners Fund responsible for the refurbishment were wholeheartedly thanked. The following weekend we celebrated Oktoberfest with special German dishes including sauerbraten and apple strudel among other selections. On October 24, we hosted our first piano bar evening with Mike Nardi, husband of our receptionist Patty. Members could request tunes, song-along or simply sit back and enjoy the music. Mike, who has played for 40 years in New York City, never uses music. He is a great talent who just has the gift. On November 7, we will hold our Welcome Back event, Cheers to Twenty Years. The evening promises to be memorable with tributes to those charter members and longtime members who are responsible for the member- owned MIYC. Alan
Sandlin will present a slide show of fun and facts. And there will be a few other surprises that will make the evening a merry one. Mike Nardi will entertain along with a vocalist for your l istening and dancing pleasure. Then on November 21, C h e f B o b , O w e n
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O ' Sh a u g h n e s s y a n d Tom Morrison will be our featured event at the Country Jam Session. T h e Jenny Raber Duo will also perform providing dance music for the evening. We will be collecting for Toys For Tots that evening. Please note that this year the young folks and their parents need the help more than ever. And then, believe it or not, we are starting the holiday season. Make sure you get your reservations in for Thanksgiving Dinner. The Club will be following safety protocol and requiring Members to do social distancing and to wear your masks. Angela Holt Chair, Member Events Committee Halloween Fun This photo couldn’t be left out! Angela and Jon Holt showed up last minute for the “Mini Halloween Party”. The actual party was cancelled because of the few reservations. However, some people still came for dinner and dressed up! Angela and Jon were so gracious; they threw on their costumes and zipped over to the Club to join in and take pictures. “No bones about it, “said Angela, “we had a great Halloween!”
• 1 st Scavenger Hunt • 3 rd Boater’s Night • 4 th Twilight Golf • 6 th Wine & Dine – Jackets Required • 10 th Couples Bridge • 12 th Lunch & Learn – Marco Island Historical Society • 12 th -14 th FCYC The Florida YC
• 3 rd Boater’s Night • 4 th Twilight Golf • 6 th Blessing of the Fleet, Lunch • 7 th Super Bowl • 10 th Couple’s Bridge • 11 th -15 th Miami Boat Show • 12 th Lunch & Learn • 14 th Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance • 15 th -20 st Ext Cruise Circumnavigation Hawks Cay, Miami, Stuart, Clewiston, Legacy • 20 th Clambake • 24 th Sunset Cruise • 25 th Fishing Club • 25 th Book Club • 26 th Evening Colors • 27 th Comedian Frank Del Pizzo, with Italian Dinner (back by popular demand!) • 28 th Grande Brunch
• 4 th De-decorating • 6 th Couple’s Bridge • 7 th Twilight Golf • 8 th -10 th FCYC Key Biscayne YC • 9 th Wine & Dine Jackets Required • 12 th -14 th Ext Cruise NSYC • 14 th Day Cruise NSYC • 16 h Burgee Bar Opens - Buffet & Karaoke • 20 th Boater’s Night • 21 st Fishing Club • 23 rd Commodore’s Ball with Colors • 27 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th Book Club • 31 st Grande Brunch
• 14 th Grande Brunch • 17 th St. Patrick’s Day
• 15 th -19 th Ext Cruise Pink Shell, Charlotte Harbor YC • 19 th March Madness Happy Hour • 20 th Hooray for Hollywood (Mariner’s Fund & Club’s 20 th Anniversary Gala)
• 24 th Sunset Cruise • 25 th Fishing Club • 25 th Book Club • 26 th Evening Colors
• 27 th Magician (Illustionist) • 30 th Equity Only Meeting
• Thirsty Thursdays with free bottle of wine with two entrees
OTHER WEEKLY EVENTS • Ladies’ Bridge on Wednesdays • Canasta on Thursdays
• Thursday PRIME RIB • Happy Hour Fridays
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• 1 st Twilight Golf • 4 th Easter Brunch • 5 th Day Cruise Naples YC • 7 th Boater’s Night • 9 th -17 th BVI-Charter Fleet • 14 th Couple’s Bridge • 15 th Fishing Club • 21 st Member Semi-Annual Meeting with Happy Hour, Dinner & Dancing • 23 rd Evening Colors • 24 th Wine & Dine–Jackets Required • 28 th Sunset Cruise • 29 th Book Club
• 1 st Kentucky Derby Party • 1 st Bahamas or Florida West Coast Cruise (20 days) • 5 th Boater’s Night • 6 th Twilight Golf • 9 th Mother’s Day Brunch • 12 th Couple’s Bridge • 20 th Fishing Club • 20 th Singing Bingo • 22 nd Intl Wine & Dine (Club Casual) • 26 th Sunset Cruise • 27 th Book Club • 28 th Evening Colors honoring Memorial Day • 29 th Bye, Bye to the Burgee Menu
• Boater’s Night - first Wednesday or Thursday each month • Fishing Club – third Thursday each month • Sunset Cruise – fourth Thursday each month • Every Friday Happy Hour • Other events to include: Margaritaville, Independence Day Eve Picnic, Lobsta-fest, Cooking with Chef Bob, Labor Day Party, Trivia and Game Nights and Dancing at the Burgee Events!
• June 15 th - 20 th Dry Tortugas Cruise • July 3 rd - 5 th Legacy Harbour Cruise • 30 th Aug-9 th Sep River Cruise in France (with land pkgs 31 st Aug – 12 th Sep)
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Fishing Club Thursday, November 19 th Lunch - 11:30am In November, the Gulf should calm down, ending a record-breaking season of tropical storms and hurricanes. The water temperature is falling (now at 79 degrees) and the fish are starting to move to shallower water. This means fewer trips 50 – 60 miles offshore to find deep water of 100 feet plus. October proved to be a great month for off-shore fishing! Several fishing club members got together on multiple trips where we limited out on Red Grouper (average size 26 inches) and caught a variety of other fish including African Pompano, Red Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel and
trips to the middle Keys and Key West. The backwater bays produce a great bite with Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Triple-tails, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Black-tip Sharks, and Ladyfish. The Florida Keys will have fantastic bite through the winter months with Black-fin Tuna, Kingfish, Cobia, Wahoo and more. When fishing out of Islamorada, you only need to travel 5-10 miles offshore to pick up the Gulf Stream – the home for an enormous variety of fish. On October 22, the Fishing Club got together for our monthly lunch and meeting. The MIYC staff did a great job arranging tables to ensure good social distancing. Chef Bob provided an excellent lunch as well. At the meeting we discussed: • Fishing trips to Islamorada (December and the spring) • Plans for two local fishing outings around Marco – backwater and offshore • Tentative plans to fish Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala - Jan/Feb Information will be communicated via email to Fishing
Barracuda. The majority of these fishing trips had decent weather with 1-3 foot seas, however our last trip ran into 5-7 f oo t seas t ha t produced a wet ride back home. That’s fishing. With the winter m o n t h s approaching, the Gulf will become too unpredictable
Club members and membe r s a t l a r ge . Please note – Monthly Fishing Club luncheon a r e o p e n t o a l l members. Fishing Club t r i p s ( o f f - s h o r e , backwater, etc.) are l imi ted to Ful l and Equity members. The next Fishing Club luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 11:30am Jeff Comeaux Past Commodore – USCG Captain
with rough weather, big seas and hangover ocean swells (forecast may predict 1-2’s however there are many 6-9 footers roaming around.) Our fishing strategies will change to fishing the local inlets and passes, backwater bays and
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Country-Western Jam Session Saturday, November 21 st Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm
Passing the Boot benefitting Toys for Tots Grab your boots and bolo tie and gallop on over to the Club for some great music and some awesome chow! Chef Bob and his buds, Owen O'Shaughnessy and Tom Morrison will be jamming and entertaining us. The Jenny Raber Duo will also play some dancing music for us. Meanwhile, Bob’s Staff will have dinner handled, don’t fret! During the evening, the Boot will be passed, collecting for Toys for Tots. Due to the Virus, please do not bring Toys to the Club. Funds will be given to the Toys for Tots organization. They will buy the toys and distribute them.
Call for Reservations - 239-394-0199
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THE GREAT MIYC WINE SURVEY SUMMARY Gentle Members: The results of the Great MIYC Wine Survey are here, and the news is… MIYC Members love wine, want more and better wine, want to explore new wines and wine ideas, want to have fun with wine, food and friends! The results of the Survey are a fascinating portrait of an amazing, dynamic group of knowledgeable people who are brimming with ideas and enthusiasm about enhancing the Wine Experience at MIYC. We are so gratified to see the level of excitement that this initiative is creating. Are Members interested in learning more about wine? Absolutely! Only 4 respondents replied that they would not like to learn more about wine at all, but everyone else said they wouldn’t mind learning a bit once in awhile (41%), or would welcome the opportunity to learn (23%). The rest, almost 1/3 of the Club, said, “Let’s have some wine tastings, classes or wine trips!” Members do understand the differences of region and country when it comes to buying wine. According to the Survey, the number-one factor Members take into account in wine purchasing is Country, followed closely by Price, Rating, Brand and Varietal. Other factors are Region, Vintage, State (or province). Less important factors are Medals, whether the wine is Organic or not, and alcohol levels. Members want MORE WINES, and from MORE PLACES! They also want to see more Ports, Aperitifs, and more Cordials. Comments about improving the Wine Presentation included several requests for upgraded glassware, use of decanters and table-side ice buckets, setting up a wine bar, a rotating list of higher quality wines by the glass. Members want to see servers trained to offer advice and options about wine, also a Sommelier equivalent staff member who can give knowledgeable wine advice. Members also seem to want a more descriptive wine list, including monthly specials or “best finds”. This is a lot to digest! Now that we have an idea of what Members want, we need to bring in suppliers, have them uncork their wares, and then set about the arduous task of selecting a variety of wines to see which ones are what Members want to drink. Members will be an essential part of this difficult process, as you will be forced to taste lots of fabulous wines in order to render your verdict. We’re going to ask a lot of all of you in this. You might have to even endure wine pairing nights, wine dinners, wine flights, happy hour wine specials, wine events and blind tastings. There’s a lot of wine drinking to do before we get this right, but I think our Members are just the people to do it, and do it in style! Thank you so much for your participation and support as we launch this wine adventure together. Please feel free to email me with any and all thoughts, suggestions, musings, tasting notes, recommendations, gripes, theories, discoveries, jokes – whatever you’d like to “wine” about! 2021 might be a lot of things, but to our Club, because of the renewed, re-imagined and revitalized Wine Program, I have a feeling it will be remembered as… A Very Good Year.. If you’d like to see the full Survey results, just click here: http://rentnaplesnow.com/TheGreatMIYCWineSurveyResults.pdf Cheers, Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore and Captain of the good ship “Uncorked”
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MIYC Book Club Our MIYC Book Club Members have selected the following books for the 2021 Season:
Non-Fiction: - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson - Biography of John Adams by David McCullough Fiction: - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - Defending Jacob by William Landay - The Book of Two Ways by Jody Piccoult
As in years past, Book Club Members will be recruited to be the Presenters. Presenters may choose the book and month (January through May) that suits them. Once the Presenters / books have been decided, the schedule will be published. Our Book Club meets the Last Thursday of each month, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, accompanied by a delicious book-themed luncheon created by Chef Bob. We hope you will join us for food, discussion, and camaraderie!
MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org 239.821.7081
Paperless Payment Works! A “paperless” back office helps us comply with CDC Guidelines and keeps us all safer!
Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 26 th Seatings at 12:30pm and 3:30pm
Watch for Eblasts On Menu Selections Reservations - 239-394-0199
Birthday Girls at Naples Yacht Club - an FCYC reciprocal. L - R: Alice Jobe, Karena DeWitt, Melanie Kraemer and Carri Kendall
Come help decorate the Club for the Holidays Tuesday, December 1 st - 9:30am Volunteers needed to decorate the MIYC Clubhouse and exterior. We need men to help carry boxes, climb ladders and do exterior lighting.
Lunch will be provided.
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Another Editor’s Note: I would like to thank Carol Comeaux for her years of service to this Club. Her expertise in all things technical has taken us into the new millennium. Thanks to her, we have Flipping Book. What a great way to look at the Anchorlines! It’s always amazing to watch her Power Point programs. Her work with Membership and Public Relations has been invaluable to this Club. The brochures and manuals are so helpful to new Members. It’s volunteers like Carol who make our Club what it is. Thanks, Carol. Linda Marr
Safety & Training
Safety at Sea
To All My Fellow Yacht Club Members: As your newly appointed Safety and Training Officer, I would first like to acknowledge and thank Trevor Haworth for his many contributions to the Club in this position. I am honored to be trusted as his replacement and will do my utmost to responsibly fill this position. On the first day of my appointment, I was asked on Boaters’ Night to give a presentation on what I consider to be “must have” safety equipment when a sea. I explained the importance of being prepared for any unexpected
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dangerous and life threatening situations, along with the proper use of radio communication requesting help. In addition, a short film on deploying a life raft was shown, and recommendations essential to any ditch bag. Whether you are the captain, first mate, or simply a guest aboard, basic information and procedures can save your life. Although too lengthy to review procedures and equipment here, I am currently working on including all this information on the MIYC website in “Safety and Education” under “Boating”. In the meantime, I have this information readily available and am happy to forward it to anyone who is interested. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you and our Club! Sincerely, Jim Rich
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Bob Weigel Financial Adviser 950 N Collier Blvd Suite 207 Marco Island, FL 34145 Bus.239-970-8100 Cell 636-575-7717 email@example.com www.edwardjones.com/bob-weigel
Getting to Know You Meet our new General Manager Joe Ceci! By M.A. Harlacker Joe is originally from the Northeast, having been born and reared in Queens, NY. He attended Horizons Prep School in Fresh Meadows, NY. As well as New York, Joe has resided in Connecticut, Nashville, TN, Maryland, and now in Florida. He has been married for 27 years to his wife Jessie. They have two children: a son Alex (22 years old) who lives in Saint Louis, MO, and a daughter Brenda (21 years old), who lives in Florida.
Joe has had extensive experience in the Private Club Industry and Management. Clubs included Yacht, golf, tennis, aquatics and fitness centers and multiple dining areas as well as large catered events. He has been a member of Country Club Managers Association of America since 1997. Joe feels that, “With over 25 years in the private club industry, my passion remains a large part of who I am – a forward-thinking Executive Leader and communicator who excels at analyzing member needs, identifying lucrative business opportunities, defining strategies for attaining new members, developing an existing client base, and achieving solid leveraging in competitive markets.” In the next year, Joe would like to “Set MIYC on course to be recognized as and become a member of the exclusive ‘Platinum Club of America’ group.” His outside activities include Golfing, Fishing, Boating and Cooking. Favorite vacation spots are summers in Montauk, Long Island, NY and winters in Vermont and/or Florida. Joe is open to all kinds of music, and especially loves Chocolate Chip cookies and Homemade Pasta. Also, on his bucket list is a trip with his son to remote Alaska for salmon fishing. The causes that he cares about are abused children, Dementia Society of America, and No Child Left Behind. He has a great personal motto: “Seek Respect, Not Attention. It lasts longer.” Welcome to MIYC, Joe!
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24 Fellow Members are Fully Reserved . . . and you can join them! MIYC’s Extended Charter Cruise to the BVI’s April 9 – April 17, 2021 You may have heard stories about MIYC’s fantastic March 2020 cruise in the Exumas, or maybe you were one of the lucky crew members, either way you won’t want to miss this year’s charter cruise to one of the Caribbean’s most popular cruising grounds - The British Virgin Islands. This cruise is still open to (4) additional full or equity member couples . If you want to be included, please respond promptly to Geoff Walker - BVI Cruise Captain at 678-296-5233 Itinerary includes: • April 9 – early a.m. Bus transportation - Marco Island to Miami Intl • RT Airline reservations - American Airlines - Direct flight Miami / St. Thomas ◦ We have (8) additional seats reserved in case we need them. • All ground transportation and and fast ferry, to and from Moorings Yacht Harbor, Tortola • Marina facing rooms - Night one • April 10 - 16, Cruise the BVI's aboard 50+ foot Catamarans • April 17 - early ferry departure to St. Thomas, afternoon air departure to Miami, evening bus return to Marco Island • Estimated cost = $6,700/couple Charter Details: • All Charters Include: ◦ Charter, fuel, insurance, and all other fees ◦ Four cabins per vessel, each with private head/shower – double occupancy ◦ Split food provisioning including breakfasts, lunches and 1/2 dinners (on board). The balance of dinners will be on-shore, at crew expense. ◦ Crew will be responsible to provision their own liquid refreshments 1. 534PC - 53’ Power Catamaran - Exclusive Pus) (new) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 2. 5000 - 50’ Sailing Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (1-3 YO) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 3. 5000 - 50’ Sailing Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (1-3 YO) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 4. One additional Power or Sailing Cat - 4 Couples - Open for Reservations All Reservations: In the event this charter is cancelled due to Moorings or Government related COVID orders, all Moorings payments will be fully refunded to your credit card. This is a special concession by Moorings at the request of MIYC, not their normal policy. Please treat these arrangements as confidential.
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Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade
As you know the Boat Parade will be December 12th beginning at 6:00 pm. Please contact Capt. Pete if you need help with electrifying your decorations! 906 227 7625 Although You might not be comfortable going out at night the parade route and following let’s you navigate safely. The Thursday before, December 10th, there will be a Captain's meeting at City Hall, beginning at 6:00 pm, to review the route and safety rules for the new applicants. Boat sequences will be given at that time. Applications should be completed asap and returned to Pete or to Christmas Island Style at: P.O. Box 1216, Marco Island, FL 34146 They can also be emailed to: ChristmasIslandStyle@Gmail.com
MIYC Boatersù Night Save the Date! Wednesday, December 2 nd Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm Gentle Members, To finish off the year 2020, we’re planning the Granddaddy of All Boaters’ Nights:
Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore
Centered around the annual Boating and Bridge Awards, we will assemble an all-star cast of your fellow Members who will poke a little gentle fun at the goings-on of this strange year, and hopefully bring us a little humor to build on for 2021. For every weird thing we had to do, like keeping 6 feet away from Bob Winterhalter at all times, there was something great that happened, like the beginning of the Marina Project. For every painful memory, like the imposition of the mask-wearing rule, there was something much better to remember, like the way Chef Bob improved the menu and the quality of food. Now, if only we could eat Chef’s Jambalaya through those masks.. Seriously, the December Boaters’ Night will be a humorous festival like nothing you’ve ever seen before at a Boaters’ Night. Some aspects of the evening’s program must necessarily be kept a surprise, but, I promise you, it will be a very pleasant surprise. Missing this event would be like missing Halley’s Comet – it only comes around once in a lifetime. (Sorry if that reference went over anyone’s head). The Bridge and your fellow Members want to entertain you in the worst way, and believe me, that is exactly what you’re going to get! DON’T MISS THE BOAT – Boaters’ Night, that is… A gourmet meal will be served by Chef Bob, as soon as he can decipher his Grandma’s recipe for Pot Roast… Get your reservations in early…Don’t miss it! 239-3940199 Cheers, Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore
Thoughts fromOctober Boaters’ Night
Gentle Members, For Boaters’ Night in October, we welcomed a new Safety and Training Officer to the Bridge, Jim Rich. Members know Jim as an experienced yachtsman, a meticulous and capable Cruise Captain, and all-around great guy. So, when Jim approached me about doing a safety-oriented program for the September Boaters’ Night, I decided that this kind of thing was what Boaters’ Night was all about. Many boating Members did not have ditch bags aboard. Other Members had heard of Ditch Bags, but were uncertain about what should go in them. Others didn’t have a clue, but figured that whatever Jim Rich had to say would be worth a listen. Jim was
space in the life raft), and life vests for the wine bottles. The last thing a Captain wants is to end up adrift without a nice Merlot. H i g h - t e c h equipment included a solar-powered cell phone charger, so that the crew can b i nge wat ch the en t i r e G i l l i gan ’ s Island series while awaiting rescue. It’s amazing how many great survival ideas the Professor had for stranded boaters.
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bubb l i ng w i t h enthusiasm. He volunteered to br ing his own Ditch Bag, full of all the required safety items. He e v e n b r o u g h t along a video about what it’s like to deploy a life raft in the water, and what you might find in the raft once it’s inflated. I thought this was great Safety a n d T r a i n i n g
Finally, I heard about a great book to pack in the Ditch Bag, The Diver’s Guide to Survival. I figured that if the author could show people how to survive underwater, those tips would be even more valuable for those still left on the surface. I told Alexa to order it from Amazon (although there was a lot of static from the speaker at the time). I was so happy when the book arrived, although I did wonder why the cover had a skinny lady on it, drinking a martini, instead of a scuba guy. I was so proud to show the Survival Guide to Jim, but he told me that it was a survival guide for Divas, not for Divers. No wonder the advice in the book seemed to be about mascara and how to behave at parties. Anyway, Members present at the Boaters’ Night saw both Ditch Bags, and had a chance to experience the latest in preparedness and preposterousness. If your boat is big enough, my advice is to bring both Ditch Bags: If you gotta go, go in style!
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programming, but I thought, as yachtsmen, we should pay some attention to the aspects of style and comfort involved in a typical maritime disaster. Sure, after the boat goes down, it’s great to have a fully-stocked life raft, but what about after you’ve been adrift awhile? What about cocktails, or wine? Where to stow the cheese board? Of course, my Ditch Bag had the essentials in it, like Lifesavers candy, a corkscrew, and a martini shaker. But I also thought ahead to those lonely hours adrift or washed up on a desert island: I included bright orange playing cards for passing the time, and for spelling out S-O-S (or other fun messages) on the sand, Collapsible martini glasses (lightweight, take up little
Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore
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