June July 2021 Anchorlines


Coming MEMBER Events June-July 2021 2021

Volume 21:6-7

COMING MEMBER EVENTS June 2 Boaters Night 7 Lunch Cruise to Naples Yacht Club 10 Twilight Golf 20 Father's Day Brunch 25 Colors Ceremony 3-5 Legacy Harbor 7 Boaters Night 9-11 FCYC - Florida Yacht Club 14 Trivia 15 Twilight Golf 24 Lob-sta Fest Marco Island Yacht Club Mission Statement July 2 Independence Day Picnic

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


Come See and Hear this Fearless Duo Tell Their Tales of Thrills, Adventure and Discoveries!

Alan and Linda Sandlin spent three weeks touring Ecuador and the Galapagos, boating, hiking, snorkeling and examining up close and personal, the people and these desolate Islands filled with uniquely adapted birds and animals. Boaters Night Wednesday, June 2 Burgee Bar Happy Hour at 6pm • Dinner Upstairs at 7pm The Galapagos’ isolated terrain shelters 192 endemic species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Discovered in the 1500’s and often occupied by pirates and whalers during the 1700 and 1800s used the Islands to re- provision fresh water and even capture the huge land tortoises as a meat supply. Charles Darwin visited there in 1835 on the now famous voyage of HMS Beagle. His detailed observation of the incredible adaptations of plants and animals in this wild isolated island later inspired his theory of evolution. This is a rare treat – don’t miss it!


Lunch Cruise to Naples Yacht Club Monday, June 7 Private Lunch at 11:30 pm

Email Henry Stanley (henrystanley@prodigy.net) by Friday, June 4


2021 MIYC BRIDGE-BOARD Bridge – 2021

Commodore – Geoff Walker Vice Commodore – Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore – Henry Stanley Fleet Captain Power – Pete Frazier Fleet Captain Sail – Dwyn von Bereghy Port Captain – Melanie Kramer Safety and Training Officer – Jim Rich Director FCYC – Ray Rosenberg Director FCYC Alternate – Tom Wentworth Chaplain – Alan Sandlin Recording Secretary – Dr. Shelly Derrough

Quartermaster – Lee Dorrison Fleet Surgeon – Dr. David Randal

Board – 2021 Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Angela Holt Treasurer – Gerry Gorman Secretary – Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires)

Bob DeFeo (2021) Geoff Walker (2021) Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022) Angela Holt (2023)

Bill Wallen (2021) Tom Jobe (2022) Susan Hieftje (2023) Henry Stanley (2023)




Member Events

Boating Committee Community

Building and Grounds

Gerry Gorman, Chair Angela Holt, Chair

Tom Wentworth,


David Caruso Bob DeFeo Susan Hieftje Bruce Kraemer Bill Wallen Jon Holt Information Technology David Caruso Carol Comeaux Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker Alice Jobe Michelle Niblack Ed Geri

Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries Russ Doeringer Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Jon Holt Alice Jobe Carri Kendall


Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton Mary McKeown John Steeves

Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Dwyn Von Bereghy,



Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin Ship’s Store Deb deVries, Chair Ellie Everitt Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison

Jim Rich


Ray Rosenberg


Joan Gorman, Chair Deb Melges Wiebe Bill Schroeder

Michelle Hennessy,

Marguerite Steeves Geoff Walker


Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth Vicki Bretthauer Ellie Everitt Michelle Hennessy Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje Linda Marr Kevin O’Neill Advisory Member


Advisory Members Vicki Bretthauer, Chair

Tom Jobe, Vice Chair Kathy Caruso, Secretary Carol Comeaux Jeff Comeaux Lee Dorison Kathy Hershberger Cyndee Kennedy Bruce Kraemer Melanie Kraemer Henry Stanley (MIMA) Kelley Wentworth

Jan Rich

Dwyn Von Bereghy Kelley Wentworth

Operations & HR

Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-Chair

M.A. Harlacker, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,

Vice Chair Deb deVries Gerry Gorman Morris Margolis Geoff Walker

Angela Holt, Co-chair Joan Gorman

Kevin Hennessy Tom Wentworth

Dick Pantano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter

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 Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 agm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Sales/Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Membership - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303 membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to Anchorlines - email anchorlines@marcoislandyachtclub.net Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net


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European River Boat Cruise - Sept. 2021

Oceania Mediterranean Cruise - Sept. 2022

Evening Colors Friday, June 25 th 5:30 pm

Call 239-394-0199 to make a reservation.


MIYC’s Summer Hours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

11:30am - 2:30pm Wednesday - Sat.

5:30pm - 8pm 10am - 2pm

Wednesday – Sat. Every Sunday May 2, 16, 23 only

Sunday Lite Fare 3pm - 7pm


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 MIMA pool at 10 am on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and at 1 pm on Thursday . 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 Summer Coordinator Kimberly Porter at k.korbporter58@gmail.com with questions.

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday June 17 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 (May award went to Lee Dorison – 650# Sawfish – caught in Islamorada) Please RSVP to Jeff at Comeaux411@icloud.com by Tuesday June 15 th We are scheduled to meet Thursday, July 15.

Noon Bridge Returns in the Fall (We must have at least four available to play.)

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


!"#$%&'()*+,-.& Returns in the Fall! 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 4:00 pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00 pm. 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 evening for all.

MIYC Men’s Bridge Returns in the Fall! 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? Summer Hours June - September Wednesdays12:00-3:00pm Whether you're a newbie or experienced, all are welcome! We don't have lunch, we just play Mah Jongg. RSVP to Linda Brown Spell: lindabrownspell@gmail.com

Join Us for Canasta every Thursday 9:30 am All levels of experience ar 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.


Summer Reciprocal Program with Golf and Country Clubs June 1 – October 31, 2021

Full Members of MIYC have the opportunity to enjoy dining, golf, and other amenities at a wide range of area Country Clubs and Golf Clubs during the off-season. What is offered varies by club. For most , pay by credit card rather than a chargeback to your MIYC account. Make your reservation through MIYC at 239-394-0199 or contact the clubs directly.

Cedar Hammock 8660 Cedar Hammock Rd. Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-393-1134 Dining 239-354-2100 Classics at Lely Resort 7989 Grand Lely Dr. Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-732-1220 Dining 239-732-1200 Copperleaf 23101 Copperleaf Blvd. Estero, FL 34135 Golf 239-390-2030 Dining 239-390-2027 Eagle Creek 11 Cypress View Dr. Naples, FL 34113 Dining 239-793-0500 Tennis 239-775-2642

Estero Country Club 19501 Vintage Trace Circle Fort Myers, FL 33967 Golf 239-267-7003

Dining 239-267-7000 Tennis 239-267-7001

Forest Glen 3855 Forest Glen Blvd. Naples, FL 34114 Golf 239-354-1898 Dining 239-348-1332 x125

The Glades 210 Teryl Dr. Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-774-1443 Dining 239-775-5501

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club 7065 Hamilton Ave. Naples, FL 34112 Dining 239-417-6700


Summer Reciprocal Program (Page 2)

Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club 1370 Borghese Lane Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-389-6611

Naples Lakes Golf & Country Club 4784 Naples Lake Blvd. Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-732-1011 Dining 239-732-0178 Pelican Sound Golf & River Club 4561 Pelican Sound Blvd. Estero, FL 33928 239-948-4331

Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120 Golf 239-353-2561 Dining 239-353-7056

Hideaway Beach Club 250 South Beach Dr. Marco Island, FL 34145 Dining Only 239-394-5555 Island Country Club 500 Nassau Ct. Marco Island, FL 34145 Dining Only 239-394-6661

Players Club & Spa 8060 Grand Lely Dr. Naples, FL 34113 239-298-5788 The Club at the Dunes 310 Dunes Blvd. Naples, FL 34110 239-593-9680 Rookery at Marco 3433 Club Center Blvd. Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-642-2796 Dining 239-389-6600 Royal Palm Country Club 405 Forest Hills Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-775-1150 Dining 239-775-1315 Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis 1750 Augusta Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239-481-6560

Kensington Golf & Country Club 2700 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34109 239-649-4440 Dining Only 239-649-4440

Longshore Lake 11399 Phoenix Way Naples, FL 34119 239-566-2304

Naples Bay Club 1800 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34112 239-530-5111


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Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club 8150 Heritage Club Way Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-417-9990 Dining 239-417-8545 Tennis and Fitness Center also available Club to Club Chargeback only

Stonebridge Country Club 2100 Winding Oaks Way Naples, FL 34109 Golf 239-592-5252 Dining 239-594-5200

Treviso Bay 9800 Treviso Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-331-2052

Windstar on Naples Bay 1700 Windstar Blvd. Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-775-3500 Dining 239-775-3400 Worthington Country Club 13500 Worthington Way Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Vanderbilt Country Club 8250 Danbury Blvd. Naples, FL 34120 Dining 239-348-2662

Golf 239-495-1750, Dining 239-495-2635 Tennis, Pool, and Fitness also available

Vasari 11250 Via De Vasari Dr. Bonita Springs Reception: 239-596-0645 Tee times: 239-594-3959

Wyndemere Country Club 700 Wyndemere Way Naples, FL 34105 Golf 239-263-1661 Dining 239-263-0389


Chairman I think the hectic pace of the last few months is starting to slow down. Many of our members headed back north at the end of May. The amount of traffic on the island is less hectic. And, we have been blessed by absolutely perfect weather for the past few weeks! Summer is also a great opportunity for year-round residents to sample other local Clubs through the Summer Reciprocal program. Check out the summer reciprocal listing in the Anchorlines. Through this program, participating local Clubs welcome members of other participating Clubs for dining. It is important to note that access beyond dining is not available

at all Clubs. For example, at MIYC we certainly welcome reciprocal club members for dining at our Club. However, reciprocal members are not eligible for other MIYC club activities (like water aerobics, on-water cruise events, ladies canasta, couples bridge, etc.) Reservations for use of other clubs in the summer reciprocal program must be made with the participating club. Meanwhile, our planned improvements at the Club continue to move forward. The preparation for conversion to Northstar passed a significant milestone in late May. We moved the Jonas operating system to our older (slower) server. This allows us to have a permanent home for historical data. Northstar was loaded onto our newer (and faster) server. In addition, the initial load of data and file formats for the Northstar system was uploaded. This is an important step as we can now begin to have screens and report capability developed in the new system. We will have Northstar personnel on site for the last week of July and the first week of August to manage the final transition to the new system. We also visited some Clubs using Northstar and were able to see much of the system 'in action'. Marina construction continues with the fixed dock section nearly complete. The dredging crew has nearly completed their work. I have had quite a few members comment that they observed the dredge excavator putting material back in the water. This is because we have a permitted dredge depth. As they near completion of the dredging work, the crew is doing final measurements of the depths. In a few places, we must add material back and in other places some additional material is removed. The floating docks are scheduled to arrive at the end of May. This is an exciting time, as the overall perimeter of the marina will begin to take shape. You can watch the work live on our Marina Webcam. We have also begun soliciting quotes from landscape firms and working on modifications to the Clubhouse to facilitate more storage space, more office space and a dockmaster office area. We have enjoyed a return of banquet business in the past month or so, and it is good to see the Club being busy again! Member oriented activity is adjusting to our normal summer season pace, and dining hours are now on a summer schedule as well. However, for those of us that spend our summers on Marco, the Club remains a great place to dine and have a drink with friends. Importantly, happy hour on Friday evening is rapidly returning to pre-COVID attendance levels. As always, I look forward to seeing you at the Club! Dave Everitt 13

Commodore As we enter the quieter months of summer, I want to thank everyone for their understanding and support throughout the first half of this unique season. Although the pandemic forced us to make some adjustments, I’m pleased we were able to safely conduct and enjoy all of our usual Bridge related activities and events. Moving forward, as daily life continues to edge closer to normalcy, it’s exciting to anticipate full member participation in all of the fun activities your Bridge has planned for the rest of this year and beyond. I especially want to thank the members of this year’s Bridge for their flexibility and creative approaches to make good things happen under difficult circumstances. There are lots of boating activities on the schedule over the summer, so if you’re here please check out the Cruising Schedule and club calendar. Of particular note are: • June7- Day Cruise to Naples Yacht Club - Jeff Comeaux, Cruise Captain • July 3-5- Extended Cruise to Legacy Harbour - Ray Rosenberg, Cruise Captain • July 9-11 - Florida Yacht Club • Aug 30 -Sept 12 – AMA French Cruise, Barcelona to Paris – Jim Rich, Cruise Captain Manyof you knowthat Cindaand I havea summerhomein Michiganand related issues requiring a physical presence, while I will remain virtually engaged. Havea fun, healthy and safe summer! TomWentworth- Vice Commodoreand HenryStanley- Rear Commodorewill be here to attendto any

will be awayJune thruMid-October.



CLUB Florida Yacht Club Bird Key Yacht Club TBA Smyrna Yacht Club

September 10-13, 2021 November, 2021

January, 2022

Forgot your website Password? Email Vicki Bretthauer at vickib777@sbcglobal.net to have your password reset.


Member Events

The summer season is upon us and plans are in place for a fun- filled time. May 1 was the best attended Hats and Horses event in the past 5 years. Nearly 120 Members and guests arrived bedecked in elegant hats and dapper race wear. This year, Deb Wiebe and Val Bilbrey oversaw the plans for Hats and Horses along with Angela and Jon Holt of the Mariners Fund. Ellie Everitt turned over her notes from spearheading this event with Nancy Traiser in the past, and Deb and Val ran with the ball. The result was a rousing success.

Angela Holt

This year, Gillian and Dan McElaney were presented a bouqu et of red roses and a boutonniere to honor their continued support of the event. The prize money was donated by Gillian and Dan allowing the Mariners Fund to keep the entire proceeds of the sale of race forms. The Mariners Fund committee members oversaw the sale of race forms as well as the commemorative bricks which will be used as a pathway from the club to the new Marina. More than $6,000 was raised for the Mariner Fund from this event.

On July 2, there will be an Independence Day entertaining. Trivia is scheduled for July, as well.

P arty with Nevada Smith

Mark Felbinger met with Jon and me to interview new entertainers for the next season, so keep your eye out for the summer calendar and plan to have fun in the sun at the C lub.

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) three (3) 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.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Marco IslandHistorical Museum Presentation about the Skiff restoration -- May 20, 2021

Roger Johnson, left, and Ron Rutledge, work to restore a pre- war, custom designed, hand-built skiff.

Picture of the repaired bow section of the skiff.

At the dinner following the historical society's skiff presentation this month, the

dessert created by Chef was in the shape of a little boat -- in honor of the evening's subject.


Membership Equity and Full Members, please be sure to pick up your member cards so that you can take full advantage of all the reciprocal clubs: FCYC, YCA and the summer reciprocals that are listed in this newsletter and are under MEMBER CENTRAL, then KEY DOCUMENTS on the private side of our website. All members, please be sure to also review the revised House Rules that are also updated in the KEY DOCUMENTS section on the website. Know that we have many reciprocal guests joining us from other Clubs so do introduce yourselves to these guests. Of note, reciprocal members of other clubs are only allowed to dine with us. They can participate in clubhouse events BUT they cannot join sunset cruise, golf, water aerobics, etc. Please do be welcoming to these guests if they are dining with us.

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our afternoon event featuring Marco Island Historical Society and the Goodland Skiff. If you have time, go over to see the skiff. It is pretty amazing, especially the work to restore it! This was an event suggested by the membership and everyone asked for more like it! I am eager to see the results of our Annual Membership Survey to see the new groups you’d like to see! We are working on finding a yoga instructor to get that back on the calendar as well as reactivating the Theater Group! Many of you have come to me to see if we could do an Art Group where we would visit Galleries and Museums, near and far! Personally, I want to watch and have lessons from those of you who are creative as I am not; but I can sure build a good spreadsheet or send an email. Other suggestions have been afternoon teas; I guess we all liked wearing our hats for Hats and Horses! As you know, this is my favorite part of this column, announcing all the new members and upgrades to our membership! Doug Bartlett & Tracy Miller joined us as Full Members in late April as well as Nigel & Maria Oddy recommended by Member Henry Truax. Following right behind these two couples were Keith & Ginger Byrd (MRM Bretthauer-Pointer) as Full Members and Linda & Wayne Carmignani , Full Members with a boat in MIMA. Steve & Pat Caldwell joined us as Full Non-Res Members and were able to join us at the May Wine & Dine before heading to Wyoming for the summer. Paul Rhines also returns to us as a Full Member. June & Tom Cooper are joining us as Social Members. Allen (aka Skip) & Elaine Merriam are returning to us accepting a Board offer in exchange for their Equity Membership. And, we have news that Maureen & Trevor Haworth will be returning to us in the Fall! Doctors Francesca & Andrew Rudin (MRM Cohens) along with Bob & Rebecca Brisbois (MRM Rosenberg-Spell) are our first Summer Trials checking out the Club and activities for fulltime membership! Remember, the offer is still available for upgrading to Equity at $12,000. If you are contemplating upgrading to an Equity Membership at your Club, NOW is the time! Feel free to contact me at vickib777@sbcglobal.net for more information. Please be sure to review the calendars that are included in the email blast with Anchorlines. Mark all the important dates for next season on your calendar NOW! Also, know that we are filling up membership so if you have friends whom you would like to recommend to the Club, be sure to have them join NOW! Our Summer Memberships are now available with a discount on joining fees if the Summer Member then joins the Club fulltime. I think many folks have decided with the pandemic that it is REALLY NICE to have a safe place to dine where everyone knows your name. Cheers! "#$%


Safety and Training

In this issue I will be discussing CARBON MONOXIDE: the invisible killer. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard in their sleep. According to the CDC, more than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, while 20,000 others visit the emergency room, and 4000 others are hospitalized. This “invisible killer” is produced by burning fuel in cars, trucks, boats, grills, portable and commercial generators, and the like. When the gas builds up in enclosed spaces, people or animals who breathe it can be poisoned. Ventilation does not guarantee safety.

As of April 2019, the American Boat and Yacht Council now requires all new boats with gasoline inboards or generators to have a CO detector installed. It is important to have a CO detector designed specifically for marine use. These are calibrated at a different standard than those used for households. For those boaters using diesel fuel, it is true that a well-maintained engine will produce much less toxic exhaust compared to a gas engine. However, this does not mean that carbon monoxide, or even a similar gas -- carbon dioxide -- is not present in smaller quantities and dangerous. Many boaters have misconceptions about fuel fumes in the bilge or engine compartment. One is that the engine blower will eliminate dangerous fuel vapors prior to starting a gasoline engine. The fact is, any fuel leak can create fumes as quickly as the blower fan can clear them out, so the risk of explosion is always present, whether the blower is running or not. And although diesel vapors are not normally explosive, high concentrations can make you sick. In fact, atomized diesel fuel, as can come from an injector or other high-pressure leak, can be highly flammable or even explosive. Symptoms from Carbon Monoxide poisoning can include headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. If you breath in too much of this gas, it can make you pass out or even kill you! The potential for any fuel or other dangerous vapor in any part of your boat presents a risk serious enough to warrant the investment in appropriate fume detectors. Speaking about other toxins (the mild kind), for the first five people who contact me saying they have read this article, I will buy them and their significant other a drink at the Burgee Bar.

Until next time, Happy and Safe Boating! Jim Rich – Safety and Training Officer Catman1048@gmail.com 239-248-4166 NOTE: Parts of this article were referenced through Boat US and West Marine.


Getting to Know You Karen Esala MIYC’s Finance / Accounting Manager

Karen was born in Philadelphia, PA, and has studied Business Administration, Banking, and Early Childhood Education. Prior to moving to Florida, she has lived in Northeastern US locations, including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

Karen is married, and is the mother of 18-year-old twins! English is her primary language, and some Spanish. When not at the Yacht Club, she enjoys gardening, traveling, reading by the pool, and spending time with her family (human and furry). Karen and her family love the Tampa/St. Pete area, and would someday hope to travel to see Niagara Falls, Ireland, and Italy. In the next year, she hopes to do lots of traveling with the family. “We just bought a new camper!” Karen’s prior job experience includes Accounting, Night Audit, Front Desk, and Catering Administration with Marriott International. She feels that her Accounting and Hospitality experience are her strong suits, as well as her ability to multi-task and adapt to daily change. To quote Karen: “Every day is different which helps me learn new things daily.” Her Favorite music: “I love all genres of music.“ Favorite movies: “Forrest Gump and Terms of Endearment.” Favorite book: “Presumed Innocent.” Favorite games: “Scrabble and gin rummy.” Guilty pleasures: “Chocolate!!” St. Jude Children’s Organization and the Humane Society are two of the causes that Karen cares about and supports. Her personal motto? “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” By MA Harlacker MIYC HR & Operations Chair



Yes! The Suggestion Box is back! It is strategically located on the table by the Hostess Desk. Please contribute your ideas and comments. Good or bad, compliments and criticisms. We are the architects of our MIYC environment and experience. All information is appreciated. We Want Photos! When you’re at Club events (a cruise, dinner, member event), do you take photos? We would love to have you share them with us. You can upload to our Flickr page (login information is on the Member Central Home Page) or email them to photos@marcoislandyachtclub.net!


Marketing & Communications

Have you read the Anchorlines lately? I hope so! We have a “Forward Focus" look - moving information about activities scheduled in the coming month to the front of the newsletter - a way to "Save the Date" on your calendar. Don't worry - we still have lots of photos of members so you can see the fun everyone had at recent events. Articles and reports on the past month's activities are interspersed throughout, so you'll be able to keep up to date. As Dave mentioned in a recent email, we see an increase in member views, which indicates you like the new format. Another change is we will no longer include the Calendars in the actual Anchorlines . Each email announcing the new Anchorlines is available, and in the newsletter itself, there will be links to the monthly calendar, Seasonal Calendar, and Cruise Schedule. Doing this allows us to shorten the length of the newsletter, provide up-to-date information for those who want it, and you can quickly view them on any device and print if you'd like a hard copy. We're looking for someone to help manage our advertising and call on local businesses. If you'd like to help, please let me know! We're also busy working on developing the new website - it's going to be a busy summer for Communications! Michelle Hennessy Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee (mishyd1@comcast.net)

Members Recruiting Members Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2021! 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!


Rear Commodore

Still Plenty to do in June! Coming up on June 2 nd will be a special presentation at Boaters Night by Linda and Alan Sandlin. They recount their extensive visit to the Galapagos Islands, complete with visuals. I'm told this an extraordinary program, and you don't want to miss it! Also planned is an informal edition of Twilight Golf on June 10 th at The Links golf course. Email me right away if you would like to play. There are nine holes of golf, followed by a fun dinner in the Burgee Bar. Our Youth Sailing Program will be kicking off at the Sailing

Henry Stanley

Center this month. For a special treat and a valuable development experience, if your grandchildren are visiting, call Dwyn Von Bereghy and sign them up for a few days at the school. They'll love it. Our Port Captain, Melanie Kraemer, will be away for the summer, so I am filling in for her to greet visiting FCYC boats stopping at the Marina. If anyone would like to volunteer to help me occasionally, please email me at henry_stanley@prodigy.net. I guarantee you will meet some very interesting people from other clubs! Have a great summer! Henry Stanley Rear Commodore


FCYC Reciprocals

FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - East & West Coast - April 1, 2021




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Sarasota Palmetto

(941) 953-4455 (941) 722-5936 (239) 472-4133 (727) 446-9162 (941) 629-5131 (727) 447-6000 (813) 251-1158 (850) 243-7102 (941) 639-1369 (239) 394-0199 (239) 774-0424 (239) 262-6648 (239) 566-1606 (850) 432-7006 (941 365-4191 (850) 769-2453 (239) 466-2007 (727) 822-3873 (813) 831-1611 (727) 934-2136 (941) 924-1201

Captiva YC

Captiva Island

Carlouel Beach & YC Charlotte Harbor YC


Port Charlotte

Clearwater YC Davis Island YC Fort Walton YC

Clearwater Beach


Ft. Walton Beach

Isles YC

Punta Gorda Marco Island

Marco Island YC

Naples Sailing & YC

Naples Naples Naples

Naples YC

Pelican Isle YC Pensacola YC

Pensacola Sarasota Panama City

Sarasota YC

St. Andrews Bay YC

St. Charles YC

Ft. Myers

St. Petersburg YC

St. Petersburg

Tampa Y&CC


Tarpon Springs YC

Tarpon Springs

The Field Club


Venice YC (941) 488-7708 NOTE: Due to the Caronavirus, reciprocity status may change daily. Please call the yacht club before visiting. Venice

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

Interior Design By Appointment


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 Karen Argo Cong T. Vu

239-778-8573 239-285-6987 239-389-5259 847-751-4805 239-821-9545 239-394-6633 239-394-1188 239-393-2903 239-642-4450

Karen Argo Salon Marco Nail Spa

Mary Kay

Michelle Hennessey Julie & Brock Wilson

Premier Sotheby’s Salon & Spa Botanica

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

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 Kevin O’Neill koneill0823@gmail.com


MIYC’s Community Outreach Recently, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry shared news of their first quarter: The Food Pantry had a wonderful 1 st Quarter 2021. They served an average of 15,000 guests per month via up to ten different outreaches per week – a 400% increase over 2020 ! Thanks to faithful and cheerful giving, (it must be cheerful giving when our Heroes give for months without being asked), our first quarter ended with donations at 104% of budget. The ongoing support from our community’s civic, social, and religious organizations continues to be inspiring. For this Spring Appeal, they had a $60,000 matching gift to double the impact of the donations! As they grow, so do their needs. Covid’s impacts are now showing up in greater food costs and a reduction in food donations. They trust in our ongoing generous support and the tireless efforts of an amazing group of volunteers. Together with their volunteers, they are working to wipe out hunger. 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.

Thanks to all of our members for your continued generosity to this local cause. Sincerely, Dwyn Von Bereghy MIYC Community Outreach


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


All Full Members European River Cruise September, 2021 September 2-9, 2021cruise on AMA Waterways’ Beautiful and modern “Kristina” Luxury on the Rhone River for seven days -- Avignon to Lyon You Will Enjoy • Incredible gourmet meals • Free champagne during breakfast • Cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks • Free beer and wine during meals • Free Wi-Fi • Live, local entertainment • Exclusive Cocktail Parties • Larger and more modern cabins than most other lines (many with walkout and French balconies) • Amazing Excursions! • Visit the fantastic temple of Caesar Agustus, built between 20-10 BC • Wine Chateaus! Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Hermitage • Opulent Papal Palace in Avignon, the home of the Seven Popes of Europe ACT NOW! DON’T DELAY! CALL ANGIE AT 1-800-626-0126, ext. 406, between 10 am and 6:30 pm our time. • Swimming Pool • Fitness Center • Bicycles Check out the fabulous rooms, amenities and itinerary – just click – AMA Waterways. Look for “COLORS OF PROVENCE”. September 2-9, 2021


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 Holt, Co-chair Angela Holt, Co-chair

Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter


Your Reciprocal Privileges as a Member of a Florida Council of Yacht Club!

The Marco Island Yacht Club is one of 36 private, member owned yacht Clubs, stretching from Pensacola to Marathon to Jacksonville, that are members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC). The Council’s mission is to encourage the sport of yachting, promote the science of seamanship and provide for the entertainment of its members and reciprocal member Clubs. In addition, FCYC provides guidance on Club operations, strategic planning, finance/IRS regulations and Club education. The FCYC also engages a full time Government Affairs Firm as watchdogs for all Florida boating and waterway issues. You can enjoy social and dining privileges as well as excellent marine facilities at any of the member Clubs; some Clubs offer golf and tennis as well. Here’s how you can begin enjoying the benefit of that reciprocity: Ø Locate a member Club you would like to visit by viewing all of the Clubs on the Council web site, www.floridacouncilofyatchClubs.com; click on FCYC, then Member Clubs Ø Review what each Club offers, check days and time of operation, and note contact information for dining or docking reservations. Ø You should call each Club directly so that nothing gets lost in the translation; always provide your MIYC membership number. Ø When you arrive, wear your MIYC name badge and present your MIYC membership card. All charges will be be billed back to your MIYC account, so be certain that your name and member number are correctly recorded. NOTE: Reciprocity is only for Full and Associate Members. There may be times of days when reservations will not be available, such as during special or member-only events. Some Clubs also have restrictions on the frequency of use. First night dockage is always free once every thirty days, but expect to pay a daily utility fee. Available slips at each Club are limited in number and size, so early reservations are key. Call before you go.


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