MIYC January 2018

Marco Island Yacht Club Anchor Lines

January 2018 Volume 18:1

New Year’s Eve at MIYC

Oh, what a night! Dancing to 60s, 70s & 80s music while enjoying an amazing New Year’s Eve Feast and Champagne. MIYC knows how to party!

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MI YC Members ’ Hol i day Party

The Marco Island Yacht Club collected “Toys for Tots” at its December 2 nd Christmas Party. Santa was on hand to thank everyone who donated toys. With Santa are the Yacht Club Members who coordinated the toy drive. Left to right, Jon and Angela Holt, Mary McKeown and Vicki Bretthauer.

Yacht Club Members Linda and Alan Sandlin entertained at the Christmas Party with a lively music performance and Holiday Sing-a-Long. Prior to their Marco Island real estate business, the Sandlins were professional actors and singers.

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MIYC Christmas Boat Parade Christmas Boat Parade Big Success and MIYC Opens its Doors to the Community A Poem by Henry Stanley

Twas but weeks before Christmas and all through the town, people were saddened when the parade was turned down. But up sprang Peggy and Pete with a plan all their own, and all Marco rejoiced that their parade had not flown. And we knew in a moment it must be Grand Pelican -- backed by Angela and Jon and their can-do Club clan! We whistled and shouted and call'd them by name: “ Now Princess, now Bodacious, Lady B & James Blonde 001 for you! Now R. Wellington, Grand Pelican..and Fire Rescue and Police units, too!" To the Marco River we go! Down..round..and past Isles of Capri. Now parade away, cruise away; a hearty Ho-Ho-Ho to you..& to me!

Parade organizers, Peggy & Pete Frazier aboard their beautifully decorated Grand Pelican

Our own Pete & Peggy Frazier organized the Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade when the official one was cancelled. The City was supportive of the Frazier's plan to follow a modified parade route, which avoided waterways deemed to be potentially hazardous in the aftermath of Irma. On Saturday evening , December 9th, Peggy and Pete, long-time participants in the annual boat parade with their trawler Grand Pelican, rounded up and organized all the participating boats near the Club. Approximately 10 vessels participated, from the massive Marco Island Princess captained by Cedric Davis, down to open pontoon boats whose crews were fully exposed to the elements on the raw evening. But true to Frazier form, the rain and wind ceased, the skies cleared, and the waves calmed down just in time for the event. The festively decorated boats gathered at the Jolley Bridge at 6 p.m. The Marco Princess led the parade as it passed by the Marco Island Yacht Club, proceeded west past Factory Bay, past Pier 81, and then on past the Snook Inn to Hideaway Beach. The boats then crossed over to the Isles of Capri side and returned to the Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. Also among the participating boats were the Marco Princess, Bodacious, skippered by Billy Glenda; Lady B, James Blonde 001; R. Wellington, Rich Granville; and Grand Pelican. The Marco Island Fire-Rescue boat

and the MIPD marine unit also participated in the parade. Santa Claus (AKA Jon Holt) rode aboard Grand Pelican and gave a hearty “Ho-Ho-Ho” to the hundreds of spectators waiting on the docks and waterside balconies along the route. Returning to the Yacht Club , Santa went ashore, greeting the over 220 members and guests from the community that had assembled to dine and view the parade. During the evening, the Club held a raffle to win a three-month Yacht Club trial membership, raising $3,200 in proceeds and contributions to the Marco Patriots for the continuation of their excellent service to Marco neighbors and the less fortunate in our area still recovering from Hurricane Irma. To organize the parade watching and in-club activities, Angela Holt assembled a large committee to plan and manage security, parking, guest dining, entertainment, etc., -- not to mention the charity raffle and contribution program. The Club's Staff -- Chef Bob, Pam and their capable assistants -- did an extraordinary job helping make the evening fun and successful. With over 100 guests from the community experiencing our Club's ambiance, friendliness & hospitality, it was not only a great parade and Club evening, it was a tremendous outreach and PR success for the Marco Island Yacht Club.

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MIYC Boat Parade

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Ugly Sweater Happy Hour We asked for ugly sweaters and the Members stepped up !

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Don’t forget to wear your name tag when you visit the Club. We have many new Members and new Staff Members, too.

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Christmas Eve at the MIYC

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Marco Island Street Parade

MIYC Street Parade decorators gather in the lot to begin their transformation.

The beautiful finished product . . .

And, all lit up for the Parade!

MIYC Annual Event “White Elephant Exchange” Friday, January 5, 2018 5:45 - 6:30pm Happy Hour at the Burgee Bar **White elephant exchange typically involves the exchange of funny gag gifts and unwanted items. This is the Ultimate in Regifting!!


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• 3 rd -7 th Boca Grande-Punta Gorda Isles YC Extended Cruise • 5 th White Elephant • 6 th Wine and Dine -Jackets Required • 8 th De-decorating Party • 10 th Boaters’ Night • 11 th Twilight Golf • 12 th -14 th FCYC Royal Palm YC • 13 th Burgee Bar Grand Opening 1230p (Entertainment 1p-4p) • 14 th Full Sunday Brunch • 19 th Social-Assoc Buy-up Meeting • 20 th Commodore’s Ball with Evening Colors • 24 th Sunset Cruise • 25 th Book Club • 29 th Day Cruise - Everglades City • 31 st Trivia Night

• TBD Wine & Dine – Jackets Required • 7 th Boaters’ Night • 8 th Twilight Golf • 9 th -11 th FCYC Moorings Yacht & CC • 10 th Country Western Night – Ben Allen Band • 14 th -18 th Extended Cruise Sarasota Long Boat Key, Venice area • 19 th Day Cruise Naples Boathouse • 16 th St. Pat’s Day Happy Hour • 18 th Full Sunday Brunch • 24 th Mariners Fund Club Fund Raiser • 28 st Sunset Cruise • 29 th Book Club • 30 th Evening Colors

• 3 rd Open House for former Members • 7th Boaters’ Night • 8 th Twilight Golf • 10 th Dancing at the Burgee • 11 th Full Sunday Brunch • 12 th Day Cruise – Isle of Capri • 14 th Valentine Fine Dining Event – Jackets Required • 16 th -20 th Miami Boat Show • 16 th New Member Orientation • 16 th Evening Colors • 17 th Blessing of the Fleet, Lunch • 19 th -22 nd Extended Cruise South Seas & Useppa • 22 nd Book Club • 28 th Sunset Cruise

• 1 st Easter Brunch • 4 th Boaters’ Night • 7 th Day Cruise – Hamilton Harbor • 10 th -15 th Extended Cruise- Key West, Islamorada, Marathon • 13 th TAX DAY Happy Hour • 15 th Full Sunday Brunch • 20 th Evening Colors • 21 st Wine & Dine–Jackets Required • 25 th Sunset Cruise • 26 th Book Club

• 2 nd Boaters’ Night • 5 th Kentucky Derby Party

Hello Summer!

• 8 th Day Cruise – Naples Yacht Club • 13 th Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet • 19 th International Wine & Dine • 23 rd Sunset Cruise • 25 th Evening Colors honoring Memorial Day

• 6 th Boaters’ Night • Every Friday Happy Hour

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Weekly MIYC Events The previous page shows all the exciting events coming up at MIYC. Here is a list of events that happen each week!

Every Friday Happy Hour Bridge each Wednesday Canasta each Thursday

Prime Rib Night each Thursday Men’s Golf each Friday Surf’n Turf each Saturday

MIYC Fishing Club third Thursday

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 10am Aquafit at MIMA pool Mark your calendars so you donùt miss out on the fun! Reservations - 239-394-0199


Located across from “Shops of Marco”

jump spa

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THE SHOPS OF MARCO (Publix Center) 119 S. Barfield Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 MIYC Member 1 st visit 10% Discount

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. Exec. Chef and Restaurant Manager - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 robert@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dining Manager - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr diningmgr@marcoislandyachtclub.net Sales/Catering - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net Membership - ext. 303 Cynthia Hultquist membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net Finance Manager - ext. 306 Carlota Sanchez accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net

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Wine and Dine Saturday, January 6, 2018 Join us for a cool trip to the South Pacific islands

of New Zealand where we will be highlighting Oyster Bay/ Barossa Valley Estate selections. Don’t miss this diverse Meditteranean/Pacific Rim dining adventure! 1 st Course Passed Hors d’ouevres North Atlantic Salmon Tartare Spicy Flank Steak Skewer Matua Island Rose’ 2 nd Course Petite Venison Leg Tenderloin Medallion served on grilled flatbread with duck foie gras, toasted fennel crust and walnut pesto Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2015 3 rd course Ahi Tuna, quinoa, avocado and minted chick pea tower with micro arugula and lemon oil Marlborough “Oyster Bay” Pinot Noir 2015 Entrée New Zealand Mussels, Jumbo Lump Crab and Calamari simmered in a juniper coriander broth. Peppered Brown Rice Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Dessert “Pavlova”

New Zealand Fruit Cake with Kiwi Fruit Compote Barossa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $89.00pp

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Our own Joey Waves took this amazing photo of the MIYC Tiki, the Jolly Bridge and the Super Moon.

Henry Stanley and Laurie Harris entered their sweet dogs Little Jill and Bella in the Esplanade Christmas Puppy Parade.

De-Deck the Halls The MIYC needs your help to de-decorate after the holidays. Monday, January 8 - 1 PM de-decorate the Club

Please mark this date on your calendar if you can help us. We need strong men for lifting and transport of boxes. An eblast with meeting times and instructions to sign up will be sent closer to the events. — Member Events Committee

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Boatersù Night at MIYC Wednesday, January 10 th Cocktails at 6 - Dinner at 7

2017 Boating Awards and New Boating Committee Presentation—Jim Olmes Jim Olmes will describe the structure of our brand-new Boating committee, established last month to provide multiyear planning for Extended Cruises, more unique Day Cruises and special events. New committee Members will also be announced who will be led by Committee Co-chairs Peggy Frazier & Jim Marr. This presentation will be followed by our annual boating awards. Last year’s winners were: Commodores Award—Jim & Linda Marr Sailing Leadership—Pete Frazier Boat of the year—Day Cruises—Jim & Linda Marr Boat of the year—Extended Cruises—Gary and Marsha Riss Menu: Chief Bob Surprise Salad Dover Sole Always healthy & beautiful veggies and starch Dessert—Chocolate Supreme Coffee

All Members are invited and encouraged to bring neighbors and friends. Please notify us of your guest’s names when making your reservation so we can acknowledge them during the program.

Call the Club for reservations not later than Saturday January 6 th - if possible - to make it a little easier for the Club Staff to present a special culinary experience. Hosted By: Jim McKeown—2018 Rear Commodore Reservations - 239-394-0199

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Jan. 23 Janie Curtis Jan. 24 Linda Marr Jan. 25 Joseph, Dinunzio, Cathy Foster, Marjie Gentry MIYC January Birthdays! Lots of January Birthdays! Wish them a Happy one!

Jan. 1 Janice Rinker, Denise Schwartzman Jan. 3 Corrine Margulies Jan. 5 Pat Carmichael, Erin Milchman Jan. 8 Jon Holt Jan. 13 Alice Strong Jan. 14 Geoff Muther Jan. 17 Kent Strosnider Jan. 20 Bill Carroll, Carol Comeaux

Jan. 27 Gloria Meer Jan. 28 Erin Olmes Jan. 29 Sheri Heard Jan. 31 Cinda Walker

Golf Anyone? Join our New MIYC Golf Group! Starts Thursday, January 11th

MIYC is pleased to announce our new Twilight Golf group, starting on Thursday, January 11th at The Links of Naples, 16161 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114. Couples and individuals are invited to join the fun! The format is to play nine holes, with tee times starting after 3pm. The price is $20++ per person, including golf cart. After play, golfers are invited to return to the Yacht Club for a casual dinner. These golf outings will typically be held the second Thursday of the month during the season. (The second and third outings are February 8th and March 8th.) How To Join If you'd like to play with the group, please call or text Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email her at: ajterrapin22@gmail.com and she will put you on the Twilight Golf email list. RSVP for Dinner For those wanting to play, please let Alice know if you plan to join the group for dinner as well as golf. Happy New Year and Happy Golfing!

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‘check in’ during the month of January. We have an attractive offer to help Social Members step up to Full Membership. The offer will only be available for the month of January; so if you are thinking about stepping up, don’t hesitate to let us know! The calendar is also full with special dining programs throughout the coming months. Your Member Events Committee has been doing absolutely outstanding work to plan and execute these events. The comments I hear from Members attending these events continue to be excellent! Make sure you check the calendar on the Web Site often. It continues to be updated as more activity plans are finalized! And, we will be holding the ‘official’ grand opening of the Burgee Bar in January. If you have not seen the completed project, take advantage of the opening to do so. It is truly an amazing transformation! We will also be opening the Burgee Bar for lunch starting in January. And, as we did last year, entertainment will be provided each Saturday. All in all, the upcoming season is set up to be one of the best in recent memory! The Calendar is full! Chef Bob is creating more variety on the menu! The Burgee Bar is ‘THE’ place to be on Friday’s! The planned boating activities are better than ever! And, we are looking forward Chairman’s Report

Christmas and the Holiday Season are always an important time for families. For those of us fortunate to have families join us here on Marco, it is especially e n j o y a b l e . A n d , f r o m m y obser va t i on , many Member s

Dave Everitt Chairman

included the Club in their family holiday activities this year! Christmas Eve this year was special as Santa made a ‘last minute’ visit to the Club. I think he wanted to make sure he had all the ‘wish lists’ in mind from the children (and a few adults) who were sharing a wonderful holiday meal on Christmas Eve. Santa was also in attendance for a number of events at the Club this season, including the Member’s Holiday Party, the Boat Parade, and the get together after the street parade! Santa did tell me that his traditional suit is a little warm for Christmas in Marco. He suggested he might be looking for a ‘tropical version’ before next Christmas rolls around! With Christmas in the rear view mirror, we are looking forward to a very busy ‘Season’ at the Club. There are a number of boating events planned – both Day and Extended Cruises. And, we have our monthly Sunset Cruises back in full swing. Be sure you sign up for these events. You don’t need a boat to participate. I know most of our boating Members enjoy sharing the ‘on water’ experience with others. And if you are a Social member and ready to step up to Full Membership to take advantage of the ‘on water’ activities and full reciprocity with other clubs, be sure to

to seeing you at the Club! Dave Everitt - Chairman

A CALL FOR HELP FROM YOUR CLUB’S BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Chef / Manager Robert and your B & G Comm. could use some expert technical help in monitoring our building’s Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting, Security, Ballroom Dimmer system or Elevator electronics. If you have a working knowledge of any of these systems, or know of someone who does, or have a keen interest in learning, please contact me. Additionally, if you are experienced in paints, wall coverings, wood repair or refinishing, or know of a Club Member who is, please contact me. Chip Pittman Chippittman1@gmail.com 239-302-8732

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Dick was a relatively new member when Diana asked him to be Commodore. I never quite understood that process; but they’re sticking to that story. So, fast forward 2 ½ years when Dick and Sharon invited Diana and me to join them on Miss Penny to boat to Naples for a Saturday Brunch. Along the way, Dick reminded me of that conversation with Diana,

Effective January 1, 2018, I have the honor to serve as your Commodore for the next twelve months. This is the culmination of a three-year commitment to serve on the Bridge and Board of Directors. My first order of business is to personally invite you to the January 20, 2018 Commodore’s Ball hosted by Past Commodore Lois Dixon and myself, supported by spouses Ed and Diana, and the Member Events Committee chaired Angela Holt. Past Commodores Dick Irwin and Randy Harris transferred the awards ceremony from the Ball to January Boater’s Night to allow more time for dancing; Lois and I will continue that change. Our entertainment this year is the Club’s favorite entertainer Wendy Renee, who now has a band to compliment the show. Diana and I have been MIYC members for 10 years, and Diana served on the Board of Directors (including Treasurer) for the 3 ½ years prior to my term. I was Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee during her tenure on the Board. At this moment Diana and I don’t own a boat, although that could change, based on encouragement from Ray Rosenberg. Come to think about it, during the 51 years of marriage to Diana, we have never owned a boat!!! I felt more confident in the air as a pilot, than on the Sea. So, you might ask how did I become a candidate the Commodore without a boat? The path began when Dick Irwin was Commodore. It was his responsibility, in consultation with other Bridge members, to select a Rear Commodore who would advance to Vice Commodore in the 2 nd year, then to Commodore in the 3 rd year. The Commodore will also serve on the Board of Directors during that 3-year term.

Bob Winterhalter Commodore

and popped the R.C. question. The water looked deep and Dick can be forceful, so I immediately accepted my appointment. The rest is history with the past two years on the Bridge being a great ride; the Board of Directors proved more challenging. Fortunately, Dave Everitt became Chairman and has led us from the abyss to a sustainable Club, with broad board support-- most of the time. Lois described –in last month’s Anchor Lines, some changes to the Bridge with the addition of a Boating Committee. It will assist the Bridge in longer term planning. Best of all, you don’t have to buy a white uniform to participate on the Boating Committee! Its structure will be more fully described at the January 10, 2018 Boater’s Night. See you there! Happy New Year to all! Bob Winterhalter Commodore robertswinterhalter@gmail.com

(See the other Bridge Members’ columns later in this newsletter.)

Key Boating Activities at MIYC

Sunset /Moonlight Cruise Bob Winterhalter 239-389-0825 robertswinterhalter@gmail.com Wednesday, January 24 Day Cruise Chip Pittman 239-302-8732 chippittman1@gmail.com Extended Cruises Peggy Frazier 906-227-7625 frazier@chartermi.net January 3-7 Boca Grande - Punta Gorda

Bridge Meeting - first Tuesday of each month Open for anyone to attend Future Bridge Social Events Evening Colors Saturday , January 20th Boaters’ Night Wednesday, January 10 Jeff Comeaux 847-951-3400 comeaux411@icloud.com Sailing Events Chuck Downton 239-394-4323 mdownton@aol.com

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

Ahoy members of MIYC! I would like to extend a special thanks to all who shared the Club with family and friends throughout these magical holidays. Also, on behalf of the entire staff, I would like to send out a sincere thanks for the generous Christmas bonuses that were shared. And with that I will say… Anchors Away MIYC! The New Year is here and the energy of Club activity is clearly in the air. A glance through this Anchor Lines will surely prove that. I’m confident that every member will find something that peaks his or her interests. You may have already noticed the upbeat in activity here at the Club. We have been very active both on and off the water. It is refreshing to see the excitement being generated by the new and old Club activities alike. I am told that necessity is the mother of invention and with this increase in business it becomes essential that you make your reservations early for lunch, dinner and events. This helps Pam and me considerably, as we staff accordingly, being ever conscious of the need for the outstanding service and great food you deserve.

Pam and I continue to monitor the monthly Food and Beverage surveys and I encourage everyone to participate. We use these surveys as a tool in our ever evolving strive to get better at what we do. Your input is appreciated and needed!

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

There is also a suggestion box l o c a t ed j u s t ou t s i de t he Dockside Lounge. Please feel free to use this whenever you have a suggestion, compliment or constructive criticism. I check the box daily and look forward to seeing your submissions. Someone once told me that if I “think the New Year will be great,” it probably will be. Well, I do and it will.

Chef Bob

Sailing Fleet

(lunch at the Esplanade) on Sunday, January 28. These events provide great opportunity to join other Southwest Florida boaters in places you might not otherwise go. Let me know if I can help you with any of this. Here's to a great 2018! Chuck Downton

The listing of Southwest Florida sailing regattas is on the Club's website under Boating/Sailing. These are great events to watch from your boat, or from shore where possible. Also on the website is a listing of our Inter- Club Sailing Cruising events. Note that there are two in

Chuck Downton Fleet Sailing Captain

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January; Panther Key weekend cruise over the MLK weekend, January 13-15; and a Marco Island day cruise

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Past Commodore

transition time. On Wednesday, January 10 we have our annual Awards Night to honor those who have excelled in boating throughout 2017 and to meet the new Bridge for 2018. On Saturday, January 20 we will have our Commodore’s Ball. I invite you to join me for the Change of Watch, our first Colors Ceremony of 2018 by Commodore Winterhalter and followed by a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Bob, then dancing to the Wendy Renee Trio as we celebrate a new year at MIYC. This will be a very special night to celebrate so I hope you will join us. Please make your reservations early and welcome in our New Commodore, Bob Winterhalter. Thank you all, Lois Dixon, Past Commodore

I want to say a special Thank You to all who have made my term such a great experience and for all the love and support you have given me the past twelve months. Being Commodore of MIYC has been a great time in my life and I’ve learned to appreciate all the people who make this Club so

Lois Dixon Commodore

great. I invite you all to the Commodore’s Ball where we change Watch from me to Commodore Winterhalter and acknowledge those who have served with me on the Bridge in 2017. It will be my final event to celebrate the great year that we have had at the Club. I invite you all to mark your Calendar for two very special dates during the Sunset Cruise Wednesday, January 24 th 6 PM Join your friends for a lovely Sunset Cruise. Then return to the Club for dinner. No boat? Not a problem. We’ll set you up! Reserve with Bob Winterhalter robertswinterhalter@gmail.com 614-264-0021

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Vice Commodore

Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 was a terrific year, and I believe 2018 will be even better! I enjoyed arranging the Boater’s Night programs last year as Rear Commodore—and the strong interest in our two fishing-related Boater’s Nights led to the launch of our new Fishing Club by the end of the year. I’m very excited about the prospects for 2018 as I gear up for my new role as Vice Commodore. We’re initiating some changes as part of the Strategic Plan created over the summer, and I believe you’ll find even more enjoyable activities on the water this coming year and in future years. Social Members, we hope you’ll consider upgrading so you’ll be able to take advantage of all the Boating Fun in store for us in 2018 and beyond!

Jeff Comeaux Vice Commodore

Jeff Comeaux - Vice Commodore

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

239-537-8353 MysteryAndHistorySWFL@gmail.com Florida is a treasure trove of folklore, legends and lawless tales! Its packed full of forgotten secrets, hard times and tragic tales of SW Florida borders and beyond. Your mystery hostess, Martha Hatta, will take you back in time of the early settlers, famous pirates and treasure hunters, cults, criminals, and of course ghosts! ALL TOURS BEGIN AT 7:00pm (check-in 6:00pm - 6:30pm) Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn 100 Palm Street - Marco Island, Florida 34145 $40.00+ tax (per person) Includes 2 hour tour and complimentary drink (beer, wine or soda) Tours booking now for December 1 st . February 16 th . March 30 th Reserve Today at www .MarcoMysteryAndHistory. com

As you may know , the MIYC has been collecting food for the local food bank . The need is so great that the decision has been made to collect food all Season . So when you see that BOGO at the grocery store , think of Our Daily Bread . Collection boxes sit in the lobby .

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Operations &HR

December has surely been a fun filled, action packed month. It began with the cancellation of the Marco Island Boat Parade that was revitalized thanks to Pete and Peggy Frazier along with Angela and Jon Holt. The Staff at the Club did an amazing job hosting over 200 guests that night. The Bridge and Member Events Committee hit a home run with a decorated boat in the street parade and celebration at the Burgee Bar after the parade. We had our usual Happy Hour Fridays, Colors Ceremony, Christmas Eve Dining with 109 members and guests, a 40% increase in attendance over last year, two member sponsored banquets, four Holiday Banquets and one large wedding. The Club was rocking all month long. A lot of progress was made in the Burgee Bar with just a few minor adjustments and TV installations. We should be ready for the Grand Opening on January 13 th . Be sure to mark your calendar as you do not want to miss this event. Don’t forget to check the January calendar for all the exciting events scheduled throughout the month. We have been experiencing higher attendance this fiscal year for all our events and are now in our busiest season. It is important that you

make your reservations early to give Chef Bob and Pam the appropriate time needed to schedule staff accordingly and order the required food and beverages to provide the service you deserve.

Bob DeFeo Operations and HR Chairman

We continue to make improvements throughout the Clubhouse. We started dressing up the landscaping in the courtyard, so it will be ready to use by January 13 th with the Grand Opening of the Burgee Bar. Plants will be added after the roof and gutters are repaired. The Club will be open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner starting January 3 rd . The Burgee Bar will be in full swing after our grand opening in January. I look forward to seeing you at the Club! Robert DeFeo Operations and HR Chairman Past Commodore

The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Royal Palm Yacht Club January 12 th - 14 th You are welcome to attend this interesting meeting and dinner. Notify Ray Rosenberg if you would like more info.

Learn more about The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, including a listing of all member clubs, at their website: http://floridacouncilofyachtclubs.com

Ray Rosenberg MIYC FCYC Director 239-877-4206 raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com

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MIYC Membership

Welcome to New Full Members Congratulations to Cyndee and Kevin Kennedy who upgrade from Social to Equity Members! Warren & Pat Carmichael Bruce Harris Bill & Susan Everett Welcome to New Associate Members Parker & Diane Von Gontard

Welcome to returning Social Members Jerry & Phyllis Behimer Ken & Lisa Gandy And finally a Big Welcome to Trial Members

Harvey & Patti Cohen Wayne & Sue Valentine

As you can see, December was a very productive month of our Club! The best way for new Members to join our Club is from a referral from a current Member! Be sure to check out the website under KEY DOCUMENTS so that you use the Red Card Member Referring Member Form! Happy New Year to all and we're looking forward to a great season with awesome activities!

Aquafit at MIYC Aquafit classes will resume at the MIMA pool October 3 at 10am 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. Call coordinator Peggy Frazier with questions ♥ 906 227 7625

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We're Looking for Sponsors for New Members Are you in? Marco Island Yacht Club is growing! That's terrific, but it does bring new challenges, especially if we are to keep our reputation as the "fun and friendly" club on the Island! Prospective new Members often walk through the door without knowing a soul at the Club. That's why we would like to develop a list of Members who are willing to serve as Sponsors. What does a Sponsor do? • Meet the prospect and introduce them to others at Happy Hour • Sign the application as Sponsor • Continue to introduce them around the Club after membership is official • Invite them to join you for dinner or an event • Help them learn about all of the activities and events at the Club • Ensure that we get a photo and short bio for Communications • Generally "shepherd" them through their first month or two at the Club Being a Sponsor is a wonderful way to get to know some great new people and increase your own friendship circle. The Membership Committee Chairs will maintain the list of volunteer Sponsors and will call you when you are needed. We will try to match prospects and Sponsors by common interests, geography or some other dimension. Getting new Members off to a good start will enrich their experience and your own! Please email Cynthia Hultquist, our Membership Coordinator, at membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net or call 394-0199 x303 if you are willing to serve as a Sponsor. Thank you! Membership Co-Chairs Vicki Bretthauer and Kathy Caruso

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Sunday Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for the famous Sunday Brunch Full Brunch on Sunday, January 14th Reservations - 394-0199 Club Dress

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MIYC Fishing Club

A new MIYC Fishing Club was launched last month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18, at 4:30PM at the Burgee Bar. What is the MIYC Fishing Club? Many Club Members have an interest in fishing, yet they rarely fish in southwest Florida. Why not? Either they: ◦ Do not own a boat ◦ Are looking for a friend to fish with ◦ Or are unfamiliar with the area and not quite ready to go it alone in Marco Island The Fishing Club is a solution for Members to get out and fish on a regular basis. Who can participate? All members can attend the Thursday late afternoon meetings. At each meeting, we will discuss a variety of fishing topics from “what is biting” to how to catch them to tricks of trade. Going Fishing The goal is to set 1-2 fishing trips each month (one backwater, one offshore). Full, Equity and Associate Full Members may attend these trips (one of the many “on the water” benefits of Full membership). Members who are new to fishing need to: Purchase 2 rods and reels, tackle box, basic lures, hooks, leaders, etc. (available at Sunshine Ace on San Marco). If you do not know how to cast – start practicing. When we get out on the water, the fishing is often fast and furious and it’s not the right time to learn how to cast. For those who would like to fish backwater and offshore, please learn the following basic knots. They can be found on YouTube. · FG or uni-to-uni (connects braid to mono/fluorocarbon) · Rapala knot (connect mono/floro to a lure, hook, etc.) The 3 rd Thursday of each month will be our set time for Fishing Club meetings. For those who want to stay for dinner after the meeting, Thursday is Prime Rib night! Interested in joining the Fishing Club? Contact Jeff Comeaux at comeaux411@icloud.com

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MIYC Book Club January 2018 Selection

Young Ned Willard is coming home to Kingsbridge at Christmas as A Column of Fire opens. The year 1558 will turn Ned's life upside-down and change Europe for ever. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. High principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love.

Please join us Thursday, January 25th at 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM for an entertaining book discussion and theme-based luncheon. Our Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month, 12:00 Noon until 1:30 PM. We enjoy an introductory overview presentation with cocktails, and continue our lively table discussions during lunch. Dessert and an all-attendee perspective concludes our meeting. Our selections for the remainder of the Season are as follows: February 22nd Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - A South Carolina lawyer, researching her grandmother’s past, learns about a Tennessee orphanage that kidnapped children and placed them for adoption with wealthy people. March 29th Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann - The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. April 26th The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle - Stories of assumed or multiple identities are always intriguing, especially when the person living a double life manages to fool those closest to them, up to and including their spouse. May 31st The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright - Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. Please join us for a lively discussion and a delicious luncheon! Reservations - 239-394-0199

MIYC Day Cruise to Everglades City Monday, January 29 th Join us as we travel to Everglades City. It’s a beautiful boat ride. No boat? We’ll hook you up! We’ll dine at the historic Rod & Gun Club.

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Wednesday, January 31 st – 5:30pm Dinner and Games! Stay tuned for eblasts with further info! Reservations – 239–394–0199

Check Out Our Enhanced Website! We’ve been making improvements to our website—check it out! It now has more information and it’s easier to use! Drop down menus are one new feature that makes it easier to find the information you’re looking for. In “Member Central” (the password-protected side of the website for Members only) you can more quickly access the roster, pay your statement, check the calendar of events, see our Fleet List, join a committee and more! Log in and take a spin!

Also, take a look at the new information we’ve put on the “public” side of the website. Under “About Us,” we have added a Club History, a map with directions, and photos of our Bridge Officers. Under the “Boating” tab, we have added information about our various types of cruises, the sailing program, information for visiting cruisers (under “Port Captain”) and safety and training information. And there will be even more to come! See next page.

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Port Captain

We’re starting off the new year with some good news and some bad news. And just as they say on New Year’s Eve, “out with the bad, in with the good”, that is the way it is working out at the Marina. First the bad news. For

Club has a greater potential to obtain new Members. The Yacht Club Board recently approved a new trial Membership program for new MIMA slip owners and lessees. Therefore, the Port Captain will now be visiting the new owners and lessees at MIMA to welcome them and explain the Club’s new trial Membership. They will be invited to join us at the Burgee Bar for a Friday night Happy Hour and introduced to a number of Club Members with common interests or backgrounds. We’ll also have them join us for dinner along with another Club member to get to know them better and for them to get to know the Club and some of its Members better. This new individual approach and introduction to the Club will fit in perfectly with the new Member Sponsor program that has just been initiated for new Members. Overall, our Club should benefit from new Members who have boats right in our “front yard” even though our transient visitors’ patronage will be curtailed. Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

some time now, the number of slips available for transients at the Marina has been dwindling. The sales of slips in the last 6 months has picked up considerably, with many of the new slip owners using the slip full time for their new boats. Also, the slips available for lease have been quickly taken. Right after hurricane Irma, the Marina had a waiting list of people who wanted to lease, partly because of the shortage of slips around the Island and individual slips having been destroyed; and also, because the Marina and the boats docked there rode out the storm very well. Therefore, because of the lack of available slips for transients, there have not been many visitors to greet and invite to dine at our Club and enjoy Chef Bob’s delicious creations. However, the good news is that with the increased number of new slip owners and long-term lessees, our

Congratulations to Elmer Wheeler on his retirement. We wish him well! And he will be missed!

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A-OK Transportation Announcing our Marco Island Yacht Club Rides Program From your Marco Island home to the Club And return home. $5/ride for 1-4 $2 per additional passenger Cost will be charged to your Club account and billed to you monthly. You must show your Membership card to the driver and your name must be on the receipt.

MIYC's New "Sunshine Program" In a new program starting in January, the Club will be recognizing Members' birthdays, major anniversaries and achievements in Anchor Lines each month, as well as any other major milestone or achievement for Members. The Club will also send a "Sunshine Card" card to those who are hospitalized or have a major illness. Help us spread the Sunshine You can help us in carrying out this congratulatory and thoughtful program. Members and Staff are urged to let us know of events, occasions to highlight in Anchor Lines, and circumstances where we should send a comforting "Sunshine" card. Meet Our Own “Mary Sunshine!” Our contact point for this information will be Mary McKeown...our "Miss Mary Sunshine!" 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 her at: maryamckeown@aol.com or 847-812-8386

Call 239-394-1113 Gratuity Not included www.ridemarco.com

Ask about our service to airports, cruise ports, local and long distance.

JULIE & BROCK WILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell (239) 595-6767

Direct: (239)393-6709 Fax: (239) 430-5212

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PREMIER SOTHEBY ’ S INTERNATIONAL REALTY The Esplanade 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

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Support Anchor Lines 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, need new canvas, financial advice, dental work, sprucing up your nails, luxuriating in organic salon products, or 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 (239) 394-0099 (239) 642-4450 (239) 393-6709 (239) 352-5552

Cache Cleaner's The Sandlin Team Premier Sotheby's Denison Yacht Sales

Linda & Alan Sandlin Julie & Brock Wilson

Don Strong

Alice Zaimes Strong International Realty Alice Zaimes Strong John R. Wood Properties

Alice Strong

(239) 248-2176

A-OK Transportation Inc.

(239) 394-1113 (239) 394-1718

Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC

Ed Skrzynski

Marco Island Florist

Nancy and Joe Carrington (239) 970-3074

The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley

David Caruso Dr. Rick Siegel

(239) 393-2903 (239) 259-8073 (239) 389-5259 (239) 537-8353 (239) 821-9200

Siegel Dental Marco Nail Spa

Mystery and History Tours Simply Organic Salon Products

Karen Argo

Morgan Stanley

David A. Caruso

(239) 393-2903

Want to advertise your business? Go no further than your MIYC newsletter! Adds are priced per year as follows: Business Card - $200

Be sure to wear your name tags when enjoying the Club. It is helpful to the New Members and the Staff.

1/4 page - $350 1/2 page - $500

Contact Kevin O’Neill koneill@faircode.com

! !!!!!!2018!Overnight!Cruises! ! 12/11)13!Pink!Shell!Beach!Resort!or!Ft.! Myers!Beach!City!! 12/13)15!St.!Charles!Yacht!Club! ! Boca!Grande/Punta!Gorda! 1/3)5!Boca!Grande! 1/5)7!Punta!Gorda!Isles!Yacht!Club! ! ! !

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We#have#6#fun,#extended#cruises#set#for#the#new#season! # 3 Extended Cruises

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Naples! 10/30)11/1!Naples!Sailing!&!Yacht!Club! South!Seas! 2/19)22!South!S as!w th!trips!to! Cabbage!Key,!Tween!Waters!and! Useppa! Ft.!Myers! 12/11)13!Pink!Shell!Beach!Resort!or!Ft.! Myers!Beach!City!! 12/13)15!St.!Charles!Yacht!Club! ! Boca!Grande/Punta!Gorda! 1/3)5!Boca!Grande! 1/5)7!Punta!Gorda!Isles!Yacht!Club! Sarasota! 3/14!Palm!Island! 3/15)17!S raso a!Yacht!Club! 3/17)18!Venice!Yacht!Club Fl rida!Keys! 4/10)12!Key!West/Galleon! 4/12)14!Isl m rada! Holiday!Isle!or! Postcard!Inn! 4/14)15!Marathon! Fara!Blanco! South!Seas! 2/19)22!South!Seas!with!trips!to! Cabbage!Key,!Tween!Waters!and! Useppa!

Cooperating Group Discount

Boat Owners Association of the United States

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The MIYC Group Program has been renewed with Boat US. This entitles the person to 50% discount on the membership ( $15 instead of $30 ). The Group # needs to be used which is GA84657B. It is best to call when an individual renews their membership. 800-395-2628 Here is a link to this web page: http://www.boatus.com/membership/group/benefits.asp Special Co-Op Group Benefits include: Half-price BoatUS Membership. Your members are entitled to a full Membership in BoatUS for only $15 - that's 50% off the regular $30 annual dues! BoatUS Member benefits include Member Rewards at West Marine stores, discounts at boating and fishing related businesses nationwide on fuel, repairs, and overnight slips, on-the-water Towing Services , highly-respected Marine Insurance , a subscription to BoatUS Magazine and much more. 3/15)17!Sarasota!Yacht!Club! 3/17)18!Venice!Yacht!Club! April! ! ! ! Florida!Keys! 4/10)12!Key!West/Galleon! 4/12)14!Islamorada! Holiday!Isle!or! Postcard!Inn! 4/14)15!Marathon! Fara!Blanco!

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Pete Frazier Extended Cruise Captain

Join Us For the Extended Cruises Reserve Now As Slips are limited Smaller boats and land yacht cruisers are welcome. Hotel accommodations available; Don’t miss the fun! FEBRUARY 2018: South Seas February 19-22 South Seas with trips Cabbage Key, Tween Waters and Useppa

MARCH 2018:Sarasota March 14 Palm Island March 15-16 Sarasota Yacht Club

APRIL 2018: Florida Keys April 10-12 Key West/Galleon Marina April 12-14 Islamorada Holiday Isle or Postcard Inn April 14-15 Marathon Fara Blanco Reservations and Questions Pete & Peggy Frazier: frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

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The Ship’s Store SHIP'S STORE JANUARY NEWS IN HONOR OF THE NEWLY FORMED FISHING CLUB - Newly arrived FISH PILLOWS by Sissy -CERAMIC FISH by Tyson Weiss - Columbia Bahama FISHING SHIRT in gulf stream blue - soon to arrive NEW SOON TO ARRIVE LOGO CLOTHING FOR MEN - POLOS in hibiscus, maui blue and banana - Adult leather CAPS -Port Authority tatter-sail long sleeve DRESS SHIRTS - Devon & Jones stripe DRESS SHIRTS L/S - solid short sleeved DRESS SHIRTS FOR WOMEN On the way, 5 logo top styles for SUN MODA 1 Beach Cover-up


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Safety and Training

On-the-Water Training On-the-water training by qualified instructors is a hot topic for beginner boaters. While it is almost impossible to find a qualified instructor who will conduct hands on, on-the-water training on a client’s boat, there is a good alternative. Both the Power Squadron and the Auxiliary offer seminars to the public which focus on boating partners, e.g. Suddenly in Command and Partner in Command . These seminars are classroom presentations. (Visit the MIYC website, boating tab for details.)

Jim Olmes Safety & Training

The Squadron also offers on-the-water instruction on an owner’s boat, but the program is restricted to squadron members only. The proposal here is to promote the seminar aspects of the training and urge MIYC members to consider joining the Squadron to obtain the on-the-water instruction. A further incentive would be ready access to other advanced squadron instruction not available to the public. (For further information, contact Peggy Reiss at the Squadron (239) 213-8686.) Safety and Training Officer Effective January 9th, Geoff Walker will join the Bridge as MIYC’s Safety and Training Officer. Most recently Geoff played a key role in developing the boating plan for 2018 and beyond. Off-the-Wall Over the years here on Marco, I have heard a number of comments and statements which defy the imagination. Here are three rare beauties: • Awhile back I encountered a green marker with pole floating in the narrow channel in the “Picket Fence” idle zone area. I called in a securite and then hailed the first boat to enter the channel. I explained the hazard. The captain’s response-“Thank you for the heads-up, but I will be ok. I only use the red ones.” • Recently during a class for which I was the instructor, a student asked “What should one do if they were to throw the anchor overboard without a line attached?” Before I could frame and deliver a smartaleck response, another student blurted out “Go to West Marine as soon as possible!” • Sometimes information gets a little twisted as it’s relayed. Overheard at the “Y”, a conversation between two stationary bikers. “Have you seen the Green Hornet yet?” says one. “Don’t think so, but I’m not sure what it is.” says the other. Informed numero uno responds with “It’s something on the beach which is present when the sun goes down.” Please visit the MIYC web site at ( www.marcoislandyachtclub.net ) and click on the Boating tab for Safety and Education to find key information about classes and important marine topics. Jim Olmes Safety & Training Officer

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