June/July 2022 Anchorlines


June/July 2022

Volume 22:6

Coming MEMBER Events

Father’s Day Ala Carte Brunch


Sunday, June 19 th

JUNE 11 TH 6:00-9:00 P.M.

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.


Members, We have received word that Our Daily Bread Food Pantry needs our help. They are experiencing a Pasta shortage, yes.... Pasta! Spaghetti is a staple in many of their guests’ pantries and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry's pasta shelves are empty. Their last two orders of pasta were not fulfilled. Please consider bringing some pasta - preferrably 1-lb bags when you come to the Club. Getting ready to head North? You can also bring items as you empty your pantry! The basket for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry donations is in our lobby so feel free to drop off items any time you are coming to the Club. We have members who deliver your donations several times a week. Or, you can donate online by Also, please refer to the Salvation Army of Collier County’s Annual Report on Pages 8-9. Over 42,000 toys were distributed via the Toys for Tots Programs. We are proud to support them in this and other efforts. Thanks to all of our members for your continued generosity to these local causes. Sincerely, Dwyn Von Bereghy Chair, MIYC Community Outreach clicking this link!





6 Day Cruise - Dolphin Tiki Hut

1 Independence Day Eve Party 2-5 Club Closed; re-opening on July 6

9 Summer Golf

11 Fla-mingle Progressive Dinner

3-5 Legacy Harbor Cruise 7-9 July FCYC at Vero Beach YC 11 Day Cruise to Island Gypsy 16 Lobstah-fest 21 Fishing Club 30 Club Event TBD

16 Fishing Club

19 Father's Day Brunch (A la Carte Brunch)


Summer Twilight Golf

Get Into the Swing at “The Links” Thursday, June 9!

Couples and Singles • Tee Times begin at 2:30 p.m. 9-hole Scramble • All Beginners & Duffers Welcome $10+ per person for Cart and Green Fees Followed by a Fun Dinner in the Burgee Bar Join us for a Really Great Time!

Another Great Event for Equity, Full & Trial Members

Contact: Henry Stanley Email: henrystanley@prodigy.net to sign up or with questions (You can also reply to Henry by clicking reply to this email!) Please do not contact the Receptionist.

Deadline to sign up: Noon on Thursday, June 2!


Fishing Club Lunch & Meeting Thursday – June 16, 11:30 am

The BIG BOY Award

May 2021 Lee Dorison Sawfish 600 lbs - 96" Islamorada, FL August 2021 Tom Morrison Mako Shark 85 lbs - 80" Cape Cod November 2021 Jeff Comeaux Skip Jack Tuna - 8 lbs Key West , FL February 2022 Lee Dorison Sailfish 60 lbs - 72" Stuart, FL May 2022 Steve Caldwell & Tom Facciola Tarpon 130 lbs - 77" Islamorada, FL

June 2021 Jeff Comeaux Amberjack 51 lbs - 54" Baja Wreck - Gulf September 2021 Tom Morrison Barracuda 52" Gulf December 2021 Dominic Sergi Snook - 27" 10,000 Islands March 2022 Jeff Comeaux Mahi Mahi 55 lbs - 50+ " Costa Rica

July 2021 Tom Morrison Thresher Shark 250 lbs - 84" Cape Cod

October 2021 Tom Morrison Barracuda 52½” Gulf January 2022 Mike Rizzo Snook - 32" Coon Key Pass

April 2022 Tom Morrison Sailfish 150 lbs - 10' Key West, FL

June 2022

July 2022


Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Meeting Dates 2022-2024





Isles Yacht Club

Punta Gorda

July 7-9

Smyrna Yacht Club


September 8-10 November 11-13

Halifax River Yacht Club

Daytona Beach


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 14-16

Venice Yacht Club


Vero Beach Yacht Club

Vero Beach

September 8-10 November 10-12




January 12-14


2022 Summer Reciprocal Clubs as of 26 May 2022

• Participating Clubs are highlighted. • This document will be updated periodically during the summer. • Click here to access the list of Reciprocal Clubs or visit the MIYC website.

A total lunar eclipse occurred on 15–16 May 2022, the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2022. The event occurred near lunar perigee; as a result, this event was referred to some in media coverage as a "super flower blood moon” and elsewhere as a "super blood moon”, a supermoon that coincides with a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse was the longest total lunar eclipse visible from some of the United States, and nearly all North America since 1989. ( Pictures courtesy of Susan Hieftje )




Getting to Know You MIYC Server Donovan Marchio

Donovan, also known as Donnie or Don, was born in Joliet, Illinois, where he finished high school and attended some college courses. His prior experience includes being a fish monger and eight years of customer service. He now is living in the Naples area, and has a girlfriend. In addition to his table service, Donovan has applied his fast-learning and commonsense skills to help out with the dining room setup and tear down. When not at the Club, he enjoys riding his mountain bike, fishing, hanging with his buddies, and sleeping. He has an interest in reptiles and is a horror movie fanatic. He will be focusing in the upcoming year on figuring out his future career. Donovan’s personal motto? “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”

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For Your Information

Nametag Replacement Policy • Equity members are allowed two replacements of nametags before being charged $10 per replacement. • All other memberships are allowed one free nametag replacement before being charged a $10 fee.

Equity, Full and Trial Members , please note that during season (mid-January until after Easter) you must travel by boat to Naples Yacht Club and Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. We ask their members to do the same due to increased membership and limited parking during season. Dress Code: Gentlemen, remember to wear collared shirts for dining in the evening. Also, jackets are required at Wine & Dine unless otherwise noted. Cell Phone Usage in the Clubhouse Dining Areas : Please limit your cell phone usage to texting and searching when in the dining areas of the Club. Conversations should take place under the Port Cochere. Membership Card : Your membership card is available via the app on your cell phone. Be sure to add a photo to the roster so that your member card will show your picture on the cell phone app. Send your .jpg photo to vickib777@sbcglobal.net


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. June 2022 Calendar July 2022 Calendar FY 2022 Calendar FY 2023 Calendar (Dates subject to change) Cruise Schedule

FCYC Reciprocal List MIYC Facebook Page

Summer Sunday Brunch – New Ala Carte Menu & Hours Beginning on Sunday, May 29, Sunday Dining Hours will be: 10 am – 1 pm

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 Hennessy (2024) Jim Rich (2024) Paul Soden (2024)


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


Commodore – Tom Wentworth Vice Commodore – Henry Stanley Rear Commodore – Paul Soden Fleet Captain Power – Pete Frazier Fleet Captain Sail – Dwyn von Bereghy Port Captain – Melanie Kraemer Safety and Training Officer – Jim Rich FCYC Rep. – Ray Rosenberg Alternate FCYC Rep. – Tom Morrison Chaplain – Alan Sandlin Recording Secretary – Dr. Shelly Derrough Quartermaster – Lee Dorison Fleet Surgeon – Dr. David Randall




Member Events Angela Holt, Chair

Boating Committee Ship’s Store Henry Stanley, Chair Deb deVries, Chair

Building and


Gerry Gorman, Chair

Bruce Kraemer David Caruso Bill Schroeder Nancy Worman Jon Holt

Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries

Peggy Frazier

Geoff Walker, Chair Morris Margolis

Joanne Chute


Ellie Everitt Cloe Gerri

Jeff Comeaux Tom Morrison

Todd Nelson Dominic Sergi John Steeves

Russ Doeringer Cara Doeringer

Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Jim Rich

Cloe Gerri

Ray Rosenberg Bill Schroeder Paul Soden Geoff Walker Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,

M.A. Harlacker

Community Relations Business Process



Jon Holt Alice Jobe


Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Joan Gorman, Co-Chair Carrie Brooks, Director of Food & Beverage Karen Esala, Finance


Michelle Hennessy, Chair

Deb Melges Wiebe Cookie Metzler

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux

Kerri Pakalnis Joanne Sergi Pat Riddiford

Ellie Everitt


Susan Gawkowski

Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-Chair

Ed Gerri

Susan Hieftje Linda Marr

Marguerite Steeves Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members:

Vice Chair

Angela Holt, Co-Chair Gerry Gorman

M.A. Harlacker

Ed Gerri

Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Deb Melges Wiebe

Jan Rich

MA Harlacker Denise Morrison

Human Resources Kevin Hennessy, Chair

Gary Wegner

Vicki Bretthauer

Ellie Everitt

Tom Sessa


Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter

Michelle Hennessy Geoff Walker

Bob Colangelo M.A. Harlacker Alice Jobe Susan Smith

Vicki Bretthauer, Chair Cynthia Hultquist, Services Henry Stanley, Hospitality

MIYC Contact List

General Manager - TBD ext. 9 gm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Jono Osburn ext. 6 chef@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Contributions to Anchorlines - email


Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 1


Director of Food & Beverager - Carrie Brooks Ext. 3

Accounting - Debbie Rhattigan- ext. 5 administration@marcoislandyachtclub.net


Sales & Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 2 catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Finance - Karen Esala - ext. 8


Membership Sales & Administration - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 7

MIYC Dockmaster - Missy Duffy - ext. 4 dockmaster@marcoislandyachtclub.net MIMA Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net




Things have certainly slowed down a bit on the island. Many residents have departed for parts North. And you can now find a parking spot at the Publix on N. Collier Avenue! The same is true for our Club. The number of people attending events is lower than during season, and you can feel the more relaxed atmosphere around the Club. That is not to say there hasn't been a lot happening, however! It seems to some of us that we have spent much of this spring responding

Dave Everitt

to mechanical issues at the Club. The problems certainly reflect the age and level of maintenance provided over the past twenty years. But like many challenges, the problems seem to visit us when we least need them. Probably most notable is the passenger elevator. The electrical components of the elevator failed earlier this spring, and we have had to rely on the freight elevator to get some members upstairs and down. While this does give those members a different perspective of the Club, we do need to repair the passenger elevator. After soliciting quotes from three companies, we have signed a contract to refurbish the elevator and related systems. The project will take place in September. Thank you to Geoff Walker for his active leadership in this project. Geoff has also had the opportunity to get more familiar with our waste handling systems. One of the valves that handles the movement of wastewater from the property to the sanitary sewer system failed a couple of months ago. Geoff, in conjunction with various contractors and engineering firms, was able to get the pumps working. As I told Geoff..."it was a dirty job, but someone had to do it!". Thank you, again, Geoff! We have also been soliciting input from the staff and a random selection of members for our planned building refurbishment. That input has been passed to our architect and interior design contractors. We are working toward a planned communication to the membership later this summer or early fall that will help visualize the changes and determine the cost. We will review the project in the November membership meeting. And throughout the summer, we are continuing to provide a great dining and club experience for those members and guests who will be here this summer. If you are in the area during the summer, don't forget to check the MIYC website for special dining offerings. And if you depart the area for the summer but return for a quick visit from time to time, don't forget to stop by. We always enjoy hearing what our members are up to! Finally, as the 'season' winds down, I would be remiss if I didn't say "Thank You" to all our members...those that have been with us for several years as well as those that have joined our club more recently. Our club is a friendly, welcoming group that makes being a member enjoyable and satisfying. It is so only because of the camaraderie and friendliness of our members. Enjoy the summer!


Commodore Your Marco Island Yacht Club hosted the General Meeting of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs over the weekend of May 13-15. Nearly 100 Directors, Alternate Directors, and members of various Yacht Clubs gathered here to enjoy some genuine Marco Island hospitality. The FCYC Bridge and the Directors from all 37 member clubs meet every two months at one of the clubs to do a little business, get to meet members from other clubs, and mostly to have a lot of fun. For this meeting, lots of behind-the-scenes work was done by many contributors, from Debbie designing the Credentials for attendees, to Vicki Bretthauer designing and stuffing the welcome SWAG gift bags, to Dockmaster Missy welcoming and

Tom Wentworth

docking boats, to Fleet Captain Dwyn von Bereghy arranging the 37 visiting Club burgees and hoisting them all on the flagpole (which made a very beautiful and unusual sight) also helping with registration, to Cynthia welcoming attendees as they arrived and registering them, to Pam arranging the tables and managing the waitstaff, to Nikki's lovely smile lighting up the reception area as she greeted guest after guest (assisted at times by brand-new Brian), to Melanie Kraemer, Dave Randall, Shelly Derrough and M.A. Harlacker manning the registration tables on Friday and Saturday, to volunteer Members staffing the Ship's Store, to Alan and Linda Sandlin leading the Marco Island Historical Society tour and Alan giving the invocation, to Carrie keeping a thousand details together and somehow making it look easy. Special congratulations go to Past Commodore and FCYC Director Ray Rosenberg, who had been working tirelessly on this event for at least the last six months, and who must have set a new personal record for number of emails sent! Ray was in constant communication with the FCYC Bridge on a host of issues. Ray fought to get the FCYC meal cost limit raised so that Chef Jono could work his magic properly. He designed interesting activities for Saturday morning, he booked the musicians, he coordinated menus and ordered printing and kept track of a myriad of important details, conducting the entire orchestra to produce a masterwork of an event! I personally heard many attendees rave about the meals which Chef Jono produced, particularly the International Buffet on Friday, and the divine short ribs and crab cake dinner (prefaced by a magical lobster bisque) which in the opinion of many was one of the best meals produced in any Yacht Club or restaurant in memory. Inquiries from some of the other club Commodores about whether we could possibly "loan out" Chef Jono to them were politely but firmly rejected by me...he's our Superstar, and they can't have him! The entire staff performed flawlessly, and everyone projected a real feeling of genuine warmth which cannot be counterfeited. Many of the FCYC Directors told me that there is something in the air around our Club, a feeling of real and comfortable welcome which they felt was unique in all of Florida in their experience, and very, very special. Well, they're right. There is something very special about our Club, and we know what it is: It's not the building, or the shiny new Marina...it's the dedicated staff and our amazing Members who volunteer their time to make our Club truly one of a kind. Thanks to all who made this event unforgettable!


Rear Commodore

On May 4, the Marco Island Yacht Club had a presentation from members of the Marco Island Police Department, Marine Unit. Officer Josh Ferris was to do the presentation.

Paul Soden

I had done a ride-along with Officer Ferris and found him to be thoroughly professional, really observant, very engaging and respectful in his interactions with the public. His performance, in my observation, was exactly what you want from a police officer in these times. Unfortunately, Officer Ferris had a family emergency on the night of the presentation and could not make it.

What might have been a disaster turned out to be a great success when three other officers, Lt. Matt Gallup, Sgt. Angel Casabona and Officer Bob Marvin came to the Yacht Club and filled in for Officer Ferris. They could not have been better. They were well- informed, engaging and made an excellent presentation. They answered all questions from the 60 members present, and the members were so happy they gave the MIPD a standing ovation. A truly outstanding night!! I hope to see you at the next Boaters Night November 9 th when Commissioner Rick LoCastro, our District 1 Commissioner, will discuss safety on our waterways.

Resuming Dates for Boaters Night and Sunset Cruises

• There will be no Boaters Night in June. • Boaters Night will resume on November 9. • Sunset Cruises resume on October 26. • There is also a Sunset Cruise on November 30.


Member Events

Hats and Horses was a huge success with Members donning Kentucky Derby outfits to rival any show in town. The racing forms garnered $4,600 for the Mariners Fund, and the $500 winner was our own server, Donovan. The photos of the Members are on Flickr so make sure you download your picture. To view more photos from “Hats & Horses”, click on the following link which takes you to Flickr. When you get to Flickr, select “You”, then scroll down to “Albums”. Select the “Hats & Horses” album. Or you can select “Photostream” and scroll down to the pictures from Hats & Horses. Now that summer is upon us, look for the eblasts announcing upcoming events. July 1 will be our Independence Day party. Nevada Smith, our patriotic entertainer, will be on hand to salute the USA and lead the dancing. Chef Jono will prepare a picnic fare and the Harbour Room will be decked out in red, white and blue. Plans are underway for another member event in late July. Don’t forget to gather your ‘school spirit’ for Welcome Back. For those heading north, find your school sweater, cheerleading uniform or tee shirt from your favorite team to celebrate ‘Homecoming’. It’s going to be a great summer in Marco, back home or wherever your travels take you. Angela Holt, Chair Member Events Committee Angela Holt https://www.flickr.com/photos/miyc1400/.



Summer Reciprocal Clubs Welcome to the heat, humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms! It is that time of year and we are welcoming many local clubs to our facility. They, too, are welcoming our Equity and Full members to use their club. I think we ‘win’ on this deal as so many folks like to dine along the water. Please welcome these members from other Clubs when you see them at our facility. You can see all the reciprocal clubs in the link here as well as on our website. Mid-Week Dining

Vicki Bretthauer Bretthauer

Back by popular demand are Martini and Manhattan Mayhem on Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays for your dining pleasure! The mayhem begins on Wednesdays with a complimentary house brand Martini or Manhattan with the purchase of a full dinner entrée. Thursdays will feature a bottle or red or white wine (club selected) with the purchase of two full dinner entrees. Both of these weekly dining events have been extremely popular so be sure to make your reservations in advance. This will be featured through September. Member Services With some of you leaving to go to your summer homes, be sure to check in with Cynthia Hultquist, our Member Services Coordinator if you need a letter for another Club for the summer. Also, be sure to use the Member App on your mobile phone as your member card is on your phone. If you load your picture, you can prove to any club that you are a member in good standing! (Feel free to send me your favorite picture to be uploaded to the website roster at Membership Updates We have a waitlist for Full and Social Memberships, but we should be able to begin to clear some names soon. We do feel that we will clear the list slowly so keep bringing great prospects to us! We also have some Summer Members to welcome to the Club! Mike Jacobson & Janice Jahnke have joined us as Full members as well as joining Freedom Boat Club. Arne & Jill Sandberg purchased a summer membership from a fund raiser at Marco Island Noon Rotary. We thank these new members for supporting a local favorite organization. Calendars for Summer and Next Season Be sure to click on the links for the rest of season calendar as well as next year’s calendar! We want you to be able to attend as many of our Club Events as possible! We also will be adding other events to FY2023 as the season progresses. Enjoy the rest of the season and we look forward to seeing you at your Club! vickib777@sbcglobal.net.)


Human Resources Committee Allow me to share some important initiatives we highlighted at our recent semi-annual membership meeting. The apt title of our report at the semi-annual meeting was: “Employees Are Our Greatest Asset.” Short staffing has been a problem for just about every employer in the hospitality industry. MIYC is no exception. We noted the labor shortage in SWFL, the 8.5 % inflation rate, the driving distance challenge for potential hires north of the bridge, the significant increase in our membership and in food/beverage demands, and the fact that we’ve not had to be overly concerned about competitive wages and benefits—until recently. We observed that there were 30 active job postings by our local competitors for jobs we were also seeking to fill. We’ve successfully addressed this challenge by invoking several strategies, such as an employee retention bonus, enhanced benefits package, employee referral bonus and a commuting bonus. And we’ve made some recent quality hires in Chef Jono , Sous Chef Brad , Dockmaster Missy , Line Cook Iseme, Receptionist Brian, Server Joey and Information Systems Analyst Zack. You will also notice the return of Server Layni, who will fill in during May-June. Please give them all a warm welcome at the Club! Come June 1, we will also be paying the promised retention bonuses to those staff who stuck with us and remained committed and loyal during the very busy season just passed. A big THANK YOU to you all! To ensure a more equitable distribution of workload and to maximize member experience and satisfaction, we are applying for some H2B visa workers for the coming season. More on that as we get closer in time. Finally, we all appreciate the patience and respect given to staff by our members this past season. It speaks volumes about the kind of Club we have and how we want to treat our “greatest asset”—our employees. Thank you. Kevin Hennessy Board of Directors Chair, HR Committee

Kevin Hennessy


Fleet Surgeon

Hydroxychloroquine – is it safe or not?

Quinine was isolated from the Chinchona Officialis tree bark in Peru. It has been used in the past for treatment of malaria. In 1825, a British Army officer in India discovered that the bitter medication was more palatable if mixed with gin and so, the gin and tonic was born. Now, this article has nothing to do with quinine but it seemed like a less dry lead-in to discuss the track record of hydroxychloroquine safety. We shan’t discuss whether or not to use it for COVID, but just the fact that it is almost as old as Methusalah. So, let’s mix a G and T with a wedge of lime and read on… You can read the entire article at David Randall https://online.flippingbook.com/view/23005428/

Reservations Please! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least two days before the event. Chef Jono and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation for a specific time, please be prepared to be shown to your table at that time. We appreciate your help as this also helps the kitchen Staff serve you in a timely manner.


Ship‘s Store Report

Greetings from the Ship’s Store staff of Deb deVries, Ellie Everitt, Michele Niblack, Kerri Pakalnis, Joanne Chute, and Cloe Gerri. It’s the end of May and we had a successful FCYC visit from the Ship’s Store perspective. We had more sales than we expected as well as many compliments on the store itself. We had just put out new merchandise as you can see from the pictures. • The new merchandise includes, men’s and women’s polos in fun colors, men’s and womens’s windbreakers, large sailcloth totes, women’s raffia hats (men’s are on backorder), double old fashioned glasses, and red/white and navy/white striped beach towels. • Next month we will be adding caps and visors, floatable key chains, and waterproof cell phone covers. • The Store is open whenever the Club is open. • We continue to look for ways to improve the honor system. We have new forms where you can just remove the tag and tape onto the form itself! • Check out the new Marina office where Missy Duffy, the new dockmaster resides. Jeff, the Club’s fabulous maintenance man, built shelves and a hanging rod so Missy can display the Riverside Marina logoed items we offer. It looks great! • Some of you have asked me for special order items. Like everywhere, our vendors have their own challenges getting merchandise and after we get it, we have it logoed locally. I am following up on a regular basis with vendors, but feel free to call/email me if you are still waiting for a special order item and would like to know the latest status. Phone: 612-669-3379 and email:deb@debdevries.com. Thanks for your support this year! Deb deVries


A New Place to Go After nearly two years of construction, the new Burgee Bathrooms are now operational. There are both a “Mens” and a “Ladies” bathroom. Each is divided into two areas: a restroom side and a shower side. The restroom side is furnished with a mirrored, lighted vanity with sink. The shower side has a dressing area, a dropdown table and a vanity with a sink. The walls and floors are covered in tile. A navy wave inspired accent stripe is featured on walls in both areas.

Please check it out for yourself!

Men’s Bath

Ladies’ Bath

Identical Shower for both the Men’s and Ladies’ baths.




There’s a Daytime Activity for Everyone at MIYC! Aquafit at MIYC Aquafit classes take place at the 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 with questions or if you need to change the time. frazier@chartermi.net

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday June 16 th Lunch & Discussion at the Burgee Bar – 11:30 am

- Fishing reports from off-shore and from backwater - Monste rSnook Fishing; Saint Lucie River, Stuart,FL; Aug. 2-4, 2022 - Offshore fishing for Kingfish, Sailfish, Tuna in Isla m o ra d a– Octo b e r20 2 2

- Key West offshore fishing – November 2-3, 2022

- Fishing trip to Belize in Late Winter 2023

- Monthly BIG BOY Fishing Award recognition

Please RSVP no later than 5pm – June 14 th July Meeting: Thursday, July 21 at the Burgee Bar - 11:30 am RSVP online by July 19, 5pm

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

Ladies Bridge Will Resume in October

Mexican Train Dominoes Friday Afternoon – 3:30 Location Varies


!"#$%&'()*+,-.& !"##$%&'()&$"*$+,&$-.## 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 Will Resume in the Fall 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 1:00 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.


Freedom Boat MIYC Join Now and Pay just $5,250 (a Savings of 25% compared to the One Time Entry Fee paid by regular FBC members. So, if you’ve been dreaming of all the fun you and your family and friends can enjoy exploring the local waterways, now is the time to turn those dreams into reality! Rates if you join now… Year-Round Seven Day per week Membership Monthly Dues are $319 –this is also 20% off the amount our regular FBC members would pay. All rates are plus sales tax. Here’s a reminder of the many key benefits of joining Freedom Boat Club: • A full membership for you and your spouse • EXCLUSIVE USE of the FBC boats at MIYC • Unlimited boat usage at our 20 SWFL locations • Access to our fleet of boats, ranging from 17'-24'. Bowriders, Deck boats, Pontoons, Inshore and Offshore Center Consoles • Reciprocal access to 330+ Freedom Boat Club locations around the world • Four guaranteed rolling reservations, as well as unlimited spur-of-the-moment boating • Maintenance-free boating lifestyle • Free, unlimited 1:1 training with our U.S.C.G. licensed instructors • Liability and damage Insurance; as well as towing coverage Interested? Contact Kevin Walsh (941-800-5858) Club has been a proud neighbor at the Calusa Marina in Goodland for many years. We also have added boats at the Marco Island Yacht Club and have openings for Dual Memberships with the Marco Island Yacht Club if you are already a member or are thinking of joining



The Twilight Golf season came to a close on May 5th with golf winners Geoff Walker, Bob Colangelo, and Dean/Sheri Heard. Thank you to all member golfers for participating! Twilight Golf will resume in the fall.

MIYC Book Club – Friday, May 20 “ Daughters of Yalta ”

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945.

Presenter: Carol Comeaux


Saturday, May 7, 2022 Kentucky Derby Party

Hats &…..

Hat Contest winners from L to R Sandy Wallen – Most Elegant Hat Cookie Metzler - Most Creative Hat, Women Mark Hieftje – Best Hat, Guest Richard Apsimon – Most Creative Hat, Men

To view more photos from “Hats & Horses”, click on the following link which takes you to Flikr. When you get to Flikr, select “You”, then scroll down to “Photostream”.

Hats and Horses Professional Photos



Race Winners

1 st Donovan Marchio, MIYC Server

2 nd Mary Nagy, Guest

3 rd Carol Comeaux, Member

Rich Strike By ¾ of a length Winning Time: 2 min. 2.61 sec. 80-1 Odds Derby Winner


Italian Wine & Dine

Wines From Italy May 21, 2022

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!


Memorial Day Colors Ceremony – Friday, May 27, 2022

Commodore Tom Wentworth presided over a special Colors ceremony held on May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. Veteran members of the Bridge were recognized. MA Harlacker filled in for Port Captain Melanie Kraemer who went north for the summer. In addition, Dockmaster Missy Duffy filled in as Quartermaster in Lee Dorison’s absence.


MIYC High School Sailing Team Competition

Our High School Sailing team completed their season on May 21, 2022 with an Alumni/Student Regatta. The six boats left our Sailing Center and sailed to Rose Marina to participate in the “Wear It” event hosted by the Marco Island Power Squadron. They were joined by various law enforcement groups as well as Marco citizens to support personal boat safety via the wearing of Personal Floatation devices.


FCYC Meeting at MIYC May 13-15

1. Most delegates – Isles YC from Punta Gorda 2. Most boats in the marina - Isles YC from Punta Gorda 3. Came the farthest – Pensacola YC FCYC Category Winners were:

Read the Commodore’s article for more information about the FCYC Meeting held at MIYC in May.


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

For more information go to: www.boatus.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 $ 500 Silver $ 2,500 Gold $10,000 Platinum $20,000 Diamond $50,000 Sapphire $100,000 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

Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter


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