MIYC December 2020

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December 2020

Volume 20:12

Cheers to 20 Years!

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Our Welcome Back Signature Event, Cheers to 20 Years, was held on November 7. For the first time we did a live webcam of the presentations in the Harbour Room and projected them to TV screens on the lanai and at the Pointe. Jon Holt did the technical work, and we are hoping to continue this process during Covid19 for those who prefer to sit outdoors for dining.

The evening was well received by the more than 100 attendees. Tom Wentworth, as well as Jim and Jan Rich worked on a skit where the theme from TV series The Love Boat was reproduced with our Members and our Club itself as the stars. Then the Members had their chance to sing the new Club "Alma Mater". Here is the link to the new Club song! https://youtu.be/ilmwUVeePno Alan Sandlin, who is on the Board of the Marco Island Historical Society, secured priceless early photos of Marco Island and of the Yacht Club to do a retrospective from the earliest days of Marco and the Club. It was a brilliant presentation with photos of Charter Members evoking fond memories. There were recognitions of the Club's first Members who are still Members today; and a plaque presented to Don Mills, the first Commodore. Don also was one of the Members who gathered the 200 investors who bought the Club and made it a Member-owned entity. Elaine Chisenall was honored with a bouquet of flowers for her 20 years as a hostess and receptionist. Chairman Dave Everitt and Commodore Ray Rosenberg made the presentations. Our entertainment was provided by the Michael Nardi Trio and a vocalist, Rick Townsend, who sang tunes from the Great American Song Book for the audience. It was indeed a special night and our press release with many photos was printed in the Eagle and the Coastal Breeze showing Marco Island that the Yacht Club is not just surviving, rather it is thriving.

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Chairmanùs Report

The new seawall panels are held in place through the use of special anchors driven into the soil under the Club. The anchors are driven in at an angle of about 25 degrees and are dr iven into sol id soi l conditions or about 25 feet. The anchors are placed about every 6 to 8

If you have been around the Club since mid- October, you have seen a lot of activity associated with the marina project! Our contractor, Kelly Brothers Incorporated (KBI) of Fort Myers, began setting new seawall panels as soon as Tropical Storm Eta left the area. As you can see in the nearby pictures, they have made a good start. The process of refurbishing our seawall includes setting fiber panels about 18" from the existing seawall and driving them about 6 feet into the seabed. The 'riprap' (stones placed in the water to add strength to the existing seawall) will be pulled back to allow the new panels to be driven into the specified depth, then additional 'riprap' will be added to protect the new seawall panels.

Dave Everitt Chairman

feet. You can see in a nearby picture places where cutouts in the existing seawall have been made for the anchor installation. A new seawall cap will be poured over both the existing seawall cap and the new panels to complete the seawall refurbishment. The top of the new cap will be about 1 foot higher than the current cap. The refurbished seawall begins at the southwest corner of the Club and will extend to the Sailing Center Deck. Both MIMA and MIYC are participating in the seawall refurbishment along the river side of the Club and parking lot. KBI's initial schedule suggested they would start on the seawall in December, so having a mid- November start is good news! We do have protective fencing up in the area as you can see in the pictures. Please do not walk behind the fencing. It is an active construction zone, and we don't want any injuries from curious Club members! You can get a great view of the progress from the upper lanai. We will keep you posted on the progress! Dave Everitt Chairman

The new panels are a woven fiber material used in many projects like ours. The space between the new panes and the existing seawall will be filled with aggregate. The aggregate strengthens the combined new and old seawall panels.

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Member Holiday Party Saturday, December 5, 2020 An evening of Holiday Cheer!

Alan and Linda Sandlin perform and all in attendance are invited to join in and sing holiday songs. Cocktails: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

1 st Course Passed Hors D’oeuvres Tenderloin Duxelles in Phyllo – Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Black bean & Asparagus Flatbread – Smoked Salmon Soiral on Toast Point with Crème Fraiche and Fresh Dill 2 nd Course Boston Bibb and Baby Greens with Fontina Crostini and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette 3 rd Course Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Pomme Gratin and Vegetable Bundle $49 Or Potato Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with Pumpkin Cous Cous and Dilled Hollandaise $55 Dessert Chocolate Ganache Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and White Chocolate Crème Anglaise We will also be collecting monetary gifts for Toys for Tots! To help the Club maintain proper distancing, please make your reservations early for this event! Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your reservation or simply reply to this email - remember to include your main course selection! Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.

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Dear Mr. Everitt and Members: Thank you all so much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers for the 20 years celebration!I was so overwhelmed with emotion I could hardly even speak. I would like you all to know I am so honored to have had the opportunity to serve as your hostess through all these years. You have become like family to me and I love you all! With Love and Hugs, Elaine

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My term as your Commodore is coming to an end, but before I begin my next chapter for the Marco Island Yacht Club, I’d like to tell you that this chapter has meant everything to my wife Linda and me, and has been one of my most wonderful life’s experiences! We started the year off with a bang, gathering in record-breaking numbers for the Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball. Next came a very successful Blessing of the Fleet with great attendance, lovely weather and no one ran aground. The 2020 Cruising Schedule started with a trip to Naples Sailing and Yacht

Club, and then an Extended Cruise in February to Boca Grande and South Seas Resort. Then the doors were slammed shut by the COVID-19 Virus. Our Club even had to close its doors for a portion of time. However, through excellent Management and Members’ generosity, we supported our employees and established COVID preventive procedures which we continue to use today. Local Florida cruising came to a halt, but your Vice Commodore Geoff Walker pulled off a very successful March charter cruise in the Exumas. Kudos to Geoff! Fast forward to October where we held a successful Boaters Night and one again in November. Another is scheduled for this month. Sunset Cruises will begin this month and we are hoping these events will be able to continue. Yes, it was a struggle to get through this difficult year and we all will be glad when we can say goodbye to 2020. None of our positive Club accomplishments could have happened without all of our dedicated Staff and Volunteers, especially those on the Board of Directors and our fantastic Bridge. Please thank our Volunteers personally when you see them around the Club. Thank you for allowing me to serve. See you on the Water! Ray Rosenberg Commodore and FCYC Director

Holiday Extended Cruise This is the MIYC gang at the Veranda Restaurant. They cruised to Ft Myers for Thanksgiving. (4 boats at Legacy Harbour) L-R Clockwise - Ellie Everitt, David Randall, Shelley Derrough, Ray Rosenberg & Linda Brown Spell, Jim & Jan Rich, Jon & Angela Holt and Dave Everitt

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January 23, 2021

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Boaters’ Night December 2, 2020 Cocktails - 6pm Dinner & Program - 7pm

Special Video Presentation: American Sailors – The inside story of the 100 th running of the MAC race! Gentle Members, The Magnificent Year-End Boating and Bridge Awards Granddaddy of All Boaters’ Nights has been rescheduled to January 20 th , because I needed more time to work on my speech. Therefore, on December 2 nd , my good friend and your Safety & Training Officer, Jim Rich , will host “American Sailors” , an exciting 46-minute video production that follows four sailors from diverse backgrounds on their sometimes death-defying quest to finish one of the most prestigious competitions in the world of sport. Join a Cowboy, a Pro, a School Teacher and an Old Goat as they navigate the hazards of weather, equipment failures and ill luck to stay on course. Be a fly on the wall below decks as sailors plot their strategies. Watch the wind screaming through the rigging, and the icy spray flying. Hang on with the crew for dear life as the A superb dinner will be created by Chef Bob for the occasion. I have made sure that the menu will not include goat, old or young. Don’t miss this gripping boating film, courtesy of Peggy Frazier. Sail on over to Boaters’ Night on December 2 nd ! Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore Make your reservation now. (Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.) Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your reservation or email us at receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net! deck tilts 45 degrees. Who will survive the race? Who will triumph? Check out the trailer here: https://americansailors.tv/AmericanSailors

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THE GREAT ESCAPE OR (What ever happened to Tom Wentworth and the bear?) By Jim Rich

Although the bear had now caught up to him, he was not able to climb the trunk and reach Tom. Tom unfortunately did not have his cellphone and there was no one within shouting distance. After almost 2 hours, no one in sight, and no sign of the bear giving up, Tom thought he would try something to scare the bear off: He began to sing our New Club Song with the Love Boat Theme. Of course, this only made the bear angrier, as its growling intensified as if to challenge Tom to a singing contest. At this point, several other fishermen showed up, hearing the ongoing duet that apparently scared any fish away and woke up the surrounding area. The bear ran off and Tom was driven to a local hospital for several stitches. Now, other than letting you know that Tom is OK, I do have a request of you: Tom, as you know, is an immensely proud man. It may be several weeks before he can comfortably sit. When you see him, you may want to inconspicuously offer him a pillow or help him to his chair. Also, he may be walking a little funny, so please do not stare at his buttocks. I would hate for him to be too self-conscious. Thank you for your time and understanding.

Dear Friends, For those of you who were fortunate enough to attend our 20 th Anniversary Party, you were privy to hear about the exploits of our Rear Commodore, Tom Wentworth, and his attempt to escape from the bear that had entered his ice fishing cabin while trying to write and send us our new club song. I have had several calls and emails from concerned club members, asking whatever happened to Tom? After Jan I left the club, we tried contacting him until 3:00 am, when he finally answered the phone. Apparently, the bear that had climbed through the cabin window was now blocking Tom’s escape through the door. Tom, not being a small man, was then forced to squeeze himself out the same window the bear had just come through. Although Tom finally got through, it was not without several swipes of the bear’s paw to Tom’s derriere. Thinking he was now safe, Tom slowly began walking across the frozen pond toward his car. Unfortunately, he forgot that if the bear could come through the window into the cabin, it could also get back out. So, Tom began running, slipping and sliding until he reached the shore, where he shimmied up a small tree.

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MIYC Goes Country! The Country Jam Session was a rousing night of music and dance. There were areas set up on the lanai in the open air for both dining and dancing. Tom Morrison, Owen O'Shaughnessy and Chef Bob performed country tunes including On the Road Again , Ring of Fire and Bye Bye Love . The crowd went wild. Also performing was Jenny Woodman Duo who played tunes of today for our dancing pleasure. Members arrived in their 'Country' best wearing jeans, boots and cowboy hats. Some had colorful neckties to complete their look. Vicki Bretthauer and Dwyn Von Bereghy collected funds for Toys For Tots. The Salvation Army this year has requested monetary gifts rather than toys because of Covid safety protocols.

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MIYC Holiday De-decorating Monday, January 4 - 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to de-decorate the MIYC clubhouse and exterior. We need men to help carry boxes to and from the MIMA storage facility. Lunch will be provided! Please confirm to Ellie Everitt if you plan to attend. Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.


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Twilight Golf Golf, Anyone? Join us for 9 holes of Golf ! Thursday, January 7 th

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

Tee times begin @3pm Format: Scramble Dinner at Club afterwards

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Full and Equity Members Put Twilight Golf - January 7 th on your calendar!

Twilight Golf RSVP Dates



Thursday, January 7, 2021 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (April Fools!!!)

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Evening Colors Friday, December 11 th 5:30 pm Plan on staying for dinner! 239-394-0199

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Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars! The following events are open to all levels of membership! Mark your calendars and call to make your reservations today!

Tuesday, Dec. 1 st 9:00 am - Deck the Halls Wednesday, Dec 2 nd 6:00 pm - Boater’s Night Saturday, Dec. 5 th 5:30 pm Member Holiday Party & Toys for Tots Wednesday, Dec. 9 th 4:00 pm Couple’s Bridge Friday, Dec. 11 th 5:30 pm Evening Colors

Saturday, Dec. 12 th 5:00 pm Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade Friday, Dec. 18 th 5:30 pm Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Thursday, Dec. 24 th 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Dinner Thursday, Dec. 31 st 5:00 pm New Year’s Eve Dinner 8:00 pm New Year’s Eve Party (including dinner)

To see a complete calendar of events, login to our website, and click on Calendar under "Member Central!" To make your reservation, call 239-394-0199, or Email by clicking on the blue link.

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Christmas Boat Parade Saturday, December 12 th Boat Parade Seats will go Fast! Don’t Wait to Call! This popular event is open to the public, so we urge Members to make their reservations early!!! We’re sending this invitation to you two days before we notify the public, so please call or email today if you’d like to attend! Seatings are available upstairs at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm. Your table will be yours for the night, so even if you have a later reservation, plan to come early enough to watch the beautiful boats. Boats begin the parade at 6pm and should start passing the Club by 6:15pm. Drinks will be delivered to the tables starting at 5pm. Menu Salad Mixed and mingled greens with cranberries, mandarin orange, cucumber, heirloom tomato and Citrus Vinaigrette Entrée Chicken breast spiraled with garlic, spinach, Romano cheese, fennel and pancetta. Saffron apple rice, vegetable bundle and rosemary Espagnole sauce Dessert Chocolate Lava Ganache Cake A vegetarian option is available upon request when you make your reservation. Members: $37.50 Guests: $45.00 Children: $22.00 Once again, there is high demand and limited seating. Since the land parade was cancelled this year the turnout will be huge, so please get your reservation in today. You don’t want to miss this magical evening! Reply by email or call us at 239-394-0199 to make your reservation now. Let us know which seating you prefer. (Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance will be charged.) Make your reservation now Call 239-394-0199 x301 or simply reply to this email to make your reservation! To help the club maintain proper distancing, please make your reservations early. Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.

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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, December 16 th Join your fellow Members on a Beautiful Sunset Cruise. No Boat? No Worries! A Member Captain will welcome you aboard. Participants will meet their assigned boat and crew for ”Docktails”, cruise to the Gulf in time for a glorious Sunset, then return to the Burgee Bar for one of Chef’s delicious Sunset Cruise Menus. Docktails at 4:45pm Sunset at 5:39pm

Dinner at 6:30pm

Open to Equity and Full Members To mitigate COVID concerns, we will assign limited crew per boat, maintain safe distancing, mask when appropriate and space dining tables - Max. 6 per table. Stay tuned for reservation instructions, coming by email SOON!

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MIYC’sNewHours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

11:30 - 2:30pm 5:30 - 8 pm 10am - 2pm

Tuesday - Sat. Wednesday - Sat.

Every Sunday

Sunday Lite Fare

3pm - 7pm

BeginningDecember 6 th

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Fishing Club Thursday, December 17 th Lunch - 11:30am

The Fishing Club will meet again for lunch at the Burgee Bar. We will use very careful Covid guidelines to ensure our safety. At the luncheon, we will discuss: • Fishing report from our off-shore trips to the Gulf • Discuss local fishing reports for backwater • Discuss fishing trips to Islamorada (December and the spring) • Plan two local fishing outings around Marco – backwater and offshore • Discuss Jan/Feb international trip to Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala Please rsvp to Jeff by Tuesday December 15 th 847.951.3400 or Comeaux411@icloud.com Many tight lines, Capt. Jeff Comeaux Past Commodore Make your reservation now. 239-394-0199 (Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.)

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Friday, December 18 th Our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest will take place during cocktail hour beginning at 5:00pm for registration and photos. Winners will be announced at 6:30pm. Categories are: Ugly Man, Ugly Woman and Ugly Couple sweaters; Creative Man, Creative Woman and Creative Couple. You don't want to miss out on a night of laughter! If you plan to stay for dinner, please make a reservation. 239-394-0199

Christmas Eve Dinner Thursday, December 24 th 5pm Join us for a Lovely Christmas Eve Dinner. Bob and his Staff are planning a really special menu. Watch for Eblasts Reservations - 239-394-0199

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New Year’s Eve Dinner Thursday, December 31 st 5pm Join your friends at the Club for an amazing New Year’s Eve Dinner. Bob and his Staff are pulling out all the stops. Watch for menu eblasts Reservations - 239-394-0199

New Year’s Eve Party Thursday, December 31 st 8pm Celebrate the end of 2020 with your friends at the Club. Bob and his Staff will make the evening unforgettable!

Dance to the sounds of Classics II Watch for menu eblasts Reservations - 239-394-0199

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MIYC Membership

It was so nice to see so many of our Members at our Annual Member Meeting, either in person or via Zoom! Magnus Clacton receives the prize as tuning in from Sweden, he kind of “traveled” the farther! New Members who I would like to feature this month are the ones who are purchasing slips in our Riverside Marina! Jim Anderson is coming to us from the East Coast of Florida. He has stopped by the Club recently! Michael Jurgielewicz has purchased a slip but he is still working. In the meantime, you may see his parents, Dr. Joe and Rita , around the Club. Tom and Rosemary Noble have also joined the Club as they have purchased a slip in the marina! They are local so we hope to see them often as they check on the progress of the marina! Remember that Member Recruiting Members is still in place so be sure to recommend friends to join our Club. You and your friends will receive $100 gift certificates if your recommended members join the Club and pay joining fees! Our other activities like Fla-mingling are on hold until COVID is under control. In the meantime, stay safe, wave at your friends across the dining

room and come to your Club often! Social members, the Board has again approved a “Holiday Sale” for upgrading to Full Membership! Be on the lookout for more

information in the coming weeks! There also will be a Day Cruise that you can attend in February so you can sample what it is like to be a Full Member! Finally, with being a member of a Club, the main thing we need to remember is that we are MHM, M embers H elping M embers! If you need anything during this pandemic, please let us know - shopping, rides, someone to walk the dog, someone to sit down with you for a glass of wine - members are here to help other members! Drop me an email at vickib777@sbcglobal.net or call the Club and we will be sure to get you the help you need! The important thing is to STAY SAFE during these trying times. Find safe ways to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!

Vicki Bretthauer Membership Chair

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! Bring us new Members and celebrate with them!

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MIYC's Community Relations As you may know, we as Members of MIYC support many community organizations. In the past we were part of the Living Reef Project for Marco Island and Goodland and we continue to support:

Marco Island Youth Sailing Program Marco Patriots Flags for our Heroes (sponsored by Noon Rotary) Toys for Tots

Dwyn Von Bereghy

1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, Florida 34145

We are in immediate need of the following to serve our neighbors who are out of school & work: Peanut Butter 18oz Squeeze Jelly Spaghetti Spaghetti Sauce Boxed Dinners- Hamburger Helper, Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, etc. Ramen Noodles Cereal Canned Beans Canned Vegetables Canned Fruit Fruit Cups Cooking Oil- small bottles please Mayonnaise & Mustard- small jars Macaroni and Cheese Canned Protein Meals – Beef stew, Chili, Canned Pasta Drop-offs can be made at the Winterberry address or bring your contribution to the Club. Financial donations can be made at the following link: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

Well, this has been a challenge of a year for our Member Events. But the events have been thriving, not just surviving. We have a dedicated group of women and men some who have been with Member Events t h r oughou t t hese pas t f ou r yea r s . I t hank them wholeheartedly. When the Club closed due to Covid in March, we had to reschedule our Hollywood Night and Kentucky Derby Hats and Horses. But, we will revisit them, rest assured. Hollywood Night in all its glory will be held on March 20, 2021; a Mariners Formal Gala Fundraiser. You will not want to miss this one. We are pulling out all the stops. Our hopes will be to continue to raise the funds for the refurbishment of our Club. Being mindful of Covid 19 protocols we continued with events in June, July and August with karaoke, trivia and several summer dances and now throughout the Fall we started with the reveal of our Harbour Room in bright new colors and new chandeliers compliments of the Mariners Fund. We tried out a movie under the stars, a small but exciting Halloween dinner and then the Signature Event, Welcome Back Cheers to 20 Years. Again we made the evening a retrospective of the past two decades. It was a night of memorabilia, recognitions and music; a wonderful historical view of our Club by Alan Sandlin and the creation of our Love Boat alma mater by Tom Wentworth and Jim and Jan Rich . The Coastal Breeze and the Eagle printed a two page press release of our story and pictures telling Marco Island that our Club is flying high. On November 21, we held a Country Jam session with Chef, Tom Morrison and Owen O'Shaughnessy. Jenny Woodman Duo provided the music for the evening and our own trio was jamming at 8:00 PM. We also collect monetary contributions for Toys for Tots (no toys are being collected this year because of Covid). We are heading right into Thanksgiving and the Saturday after Turkey Day with a family casual dinner as part of the menu. Ellie Everitt and a team of Members are now busy decorating the Club for the holidays. On

December 5 we host our Holiday Dinner for members. We will still be collecting for Toys for Tots at that dinner so you are not too late if you still want to donate! The Sandlins will be here to entertain and lead us in holiday songs and Christmas carols. Plan ahead for the Boat Parade on Dec. 12, and the Ugly Christmas Sweater event on December 18. The crowning event will be a lovely Christmas Eve Dinner.

Angela Holt Member Events

New Year’s Eve, with hope, will usher in a better year than 2020 for all of us. We will be here ringing in 2021 with the Classics 2. The New Year brings us the wonderful Commodore's Ball, Valentine's Dinner and Dance, Karaoke and finally our Hooray for Hollywood Formal Gala Signature Event. Also, in 2021 there are plans for evenings with a comedian, magician, trivia, a make-up lesson with a NYC stylist and more. At the beginning of each month, we will be sending a calendar of events and a Save The Date for the upcoming month. You can print them out. Also, you can always see the calendar in Anchorlines or on the website under Member Central which will give you the entire year of events. We will not be defeated by Covid but we will exercise good judgment. So, as always make your reservations early and be here to join the fun. Remember, without you, there is no fun!

Angela Holt Chair, Member Events Committee Marco Island Yacht Club 908-303-2139

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020-21

• 3 rd Boaters’ Night • 4 th Twilight Golf • 6 th Blessing of the Fleet, Lunch • 7 th Super Bowl • 8 th Day Cruise-Island Gypsy - • 10 th Couple’s Bridge • 11 th -15 th Miami Boat Show • 12 th Lunch & Learn • 14 th Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance • 15 th - 5 th March Ext. Cruise Circumnavigation Hawks Cay, Miami, Stuart, Clewiston, Legacy • 19 th Clambake • 24 th Sunset Cruise • 25 th Fishing Club • 25 th Book Club • 26 th Evening Colors • 27 th Comedian Frank Del Pizzo, with Italian Dinner (back by popular demand!)

• 1 st Deck the Halls • 2 nd Boaters’ Night • 3 rd Twilight Golf • 5 th Member Holiday Party & Toys for Tots • 9 th Couple’s Bridge • 11 th Evening Colors • 12 th Christmas Boat Parade • 16 th Men’s Bridge • 16 th Sunset Cruise • 17 th Fishing Club • 18 th Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest • 24 th Christmas Eve Dinner • 31 st New Year’s Eve Dinner 5pm • 31 st New Year’s Eve Party 8pm

• 4 th De-decorating • 7 th Twilight Golf

• 8 th -10 th FCYC Key Biscayne YC • 9 th Wine & Dine Jackets Required • 11 th Day Cruise to Paradise Found-Social Members Welcome

• 13 th Couple’s Bridge • 12 th -14 th Pink Shell • 16 h Burgee Bar Opens - Buffet & Karaoke • 20 th Boaters’ Night • 21 st Fishing Club • 23 rd Commodore’s Ball with Colors • 27 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th Book Club

MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am -2pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Reservations - 239-394-0199 - Club Dress

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Presentation & Blessing of the Fleet Saturday February 6 th Come to the Club for a Safe and Festive ceremony! Sign up your boat or just come to watch! The Fleet with assemble at 10 am Parade past the Yacht Club at 11 am Lunch to Follow – Please Reserve Early! 239-394-0199 Music by Sun DJ Drinks and Cocktails Served at Your Seat Buffet Lunch Register your boat to participate. Geoff Walker - geoffrywalker51@gmail.com 678-296-5233

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Getting to Know You Our Sous Chef John Riggs By M.A. Harlacker John Riggs was born in Pontiac Michigan on April 6, 1978, and spent his formative years there. He graduated from Walled Lake Central High Michigan, and now resides in Florida. Family members came down here to SW Florida and bought a couple lots on the island. Eventually his uncle started a carpentry business called Carpentry 1.

John feels that the best skills he brings to the job are “Showing up on time every day, getting the job done cleanly and efficiently.” Then, “Going home and doing it all again the next day.” A typical day at MIYC includes, “Focusing on doing my best not to kill myself with the sharp knives and all the fire. “When not at the YC, John likes to go fishing and spending time at the beach. He enjoys playing poker, enjoys any kind of card games, and has been playing chess most of his life. John’s future ambitions: “I would love to win the lotto. I would love to do more traveling, I will also return to Michigan one day, just not sure when. “ His personal motto: “Don’t lie. Liars never win. “

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* SHIPùS STORE NEWS * Shop Safe * Convenient front desk pick-up * New mailing option After a successful Super Sale and

We have always been limited by space and location, which means we are always open. We are thinking through what this means from a staffing perspective, including using Volunteers or our Club Staff. Our new General Manager, Joe Ceci has committed to staffing the checkout process, so when you are at the Club for any function, you can shop! The Ship’s Store is open! Pam, Elaine, Cynthia and Tina will be happy to handle your transaction! Deb deVries and the Ship’s Store Team

Employee’s Only Sale, the Ship’s Store is having a Men’s Shirt Sale! These long sleeved dress shirts for men make great gifts! In addition, we have new merchandise in the store including Holiday decorations, canvas bags, pet collars and leashes and my personal favorite, hostess gift canvas wine bags! We are excited about the new year - who isn’t? But for the Ship’s Store, we are planning on researching other club shops and new merchandise as well as working with Joan Gorman and her IT team on incorporating the new technology ideas into our thinking about the Ship’s Store.

FCYC MEETING SCHEDULE CLUB DATE Key Biscayne Yacht Club January 8-10, 2021 The Florida Yacht Club March 12-14, 2021 Venice Yacht Club May 14-16, 2021 TBA July 9-11, 2021 Bird Key Yacht Club September 10-13, 2021 TBA November, 2021 Smyrna Yacht Club January, 2022 Marco Island Yacht Club May 13-15, 2022

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Equity Members! Dave Everitt presents MIYC Equity Member Certificate to Val and Ken Bilbrey, who recently upgraded their Membership.

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. General Manager - Joe Ceci ext. 302 gm@marocislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 robert@marcoislandyachtclub.net Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 agm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Sales/Catering - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr catering@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

Membership - ext. 303 Cynthia Hultquist membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Bob Weigel Financial Adviser 950 N Collier Blvd Suite 207 Marco Island, FL 34145 Bus.239-970-8100 Cell 636-575-7717 bob.weigel@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com/bob-weigel

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MIYC Book Club We have five wonderful selections for our 2021 Season’s reading! Our Book Club dates and choices are as follows: Date Book Presenter January 28 The Book of Two Ways Kathleen Douglas February 25 The Splendid and the Vile Kevin Hennessy March 25 Defending Jacob Denise Schwartzman April 29 Biography of John Adams Carol Comeaux May 27 The Alice Network Deb deVries Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, an informative presentation and lively discussion. Last Thursday of the month; 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM. Reservations – 239-394-0199 MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson ma34145@comcast.net 239.821.7081

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It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

24 Fellow Members are Fully Reserved . . . and you can join them! MIYC’s Extended Charter Cruise to the BVI’s April 9 – April 17, 2021 You may have heard stories about MIYC’s fantastic March 2020 cruise in the Exumas, or maybe you were one of the lucky crew members, either way you won’t want to miss this year’s charter cruise to one of the Caribbean’s most popular cruising grounds - The British Virgin Islands. This cruise is still open to (4) additional full or equity member couples . If you want to be included, please respond promptly to Geoff Walker - BVI Cruise Captain at 678-296-5233 Itinerary includes: • April 9 – early a.m. Bus transportation - Marco Island to Miami Intl • RT Airline reservations - American Airlines - Direct flight Miami / St. Thomas ◦ We have (8) additional seats reserved in case we need them. • All ground transportation and and fast ferry, to and from Moorings Yacht Harbor, Tortola • Marina facing rooms - Night one • April 10 - 16, Cruise the BVI's aboard 50+ foot Catamarans • April 17 - early ferry departure to St. Thomas, afternoon air departure to Miami, evening bus return to Marco Island • Estimated cost = $6,700/couple Charter Details: • All Charters Include: ◦ Charter, fuel, insurance, and all other fees ◦ Four cabins per vessel, each with private head/shower – double occupancy ◦ Split food provisioning including breakfasts, lunches and 1/2 dinners (on board). The balance of dinners will be on-shore, at crew expense. ◦ Crew will be responsible to provision their own liquid refreshments 1. 534PC - 53’ Power Catamaran - Exclusive Pus) (new) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 2. 5000 - 50’ Sailing Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (1-3 YO) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 3. 5000 - 50’ Sailing Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (1-3 YO) - 4 Couples - Fully Reserved 4. One additional Power or Sailing Cat - 4 Couples - Open for Reservations All Reservations: In the event this charter is cancelled due to Moorings or Government related COVID orders, all Moorings payments will be fully refunded to your credit card. This is a special concession by Moorings at the request of MIYC, not their normal policy. Please treat these arrangements as confidential.

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MIYC Boatersù Night Save the Date! Wednesday, January 20 th Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm Gentle Members, To finish off the year 2020, we’re planning the Granddaddy of All Boaters’ Nights:

Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore

Centered around the annual Boating and Bridge Awards, we will assemble an all-star cast of your fellow Members who will poke a little gentle fun at the goings-on of this strange year, and hopefully bring us a little humor to build on for 2021. For every weird thing we had to do, like keeping 6 feet away from Bob Winterhalter at all times, there was something great that happened, like the beginning of the Marina Project. For every painful memory, like the imposition of the mask-wearing rule, there was something much better to remember, like the way Chef Bob improved the menu and the quality of food. Now, if only we could eat Chef’s Jambalaya through those masks.. Seriously, the January Boaters’ Night will be a humorous festival like nothing you’ve ever seen before at a Boaters’ Night. Some aspects of the evening’s program must necessarily be kept a surprise, but, I promise you, it will be a very pleasant surprise. Missing this event would be like missing Halley’s Comet – it only comes around once in a lifetime. (Sorry if that reference went over anyone’s head). The Bridge and your fellow Members want to entertain you in the worst way, and believe me, that is exactly what you’re going to get! DON’T MISS THE BOAT – Boaters’ Night, that is… A gourmet meal will be served by Chef Bob, as soon as he can decipher his Grandma’s recipe for Pot Roast… Get your reservations in early…Don’t miss it! 239-3940199 Cheers, Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore

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This month's Health Infobit is about supplements... By Peggy Frazier If there’s one good thing about 2020, it’s the incredible scientific effort that went into studying the novel coronavirus. Researchers have conducted all sorts of experiments to learn as much as they could about the virus. Hundreds of teams came up with vaccine ideas, dozens of which have now reached the final stage of testing. A handful of those drugs will soon be used on the general population. Diligent hand hygiene, mask wearing, social distancing have become "the new normal" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as recommended by the CDC. A Covid-19 infection can be summarized by a simple equation: Successful Infection =Exposure to Virus x Time. Quite simply, the amount of time you spend in a place or environment where the virus is lingering can be a huge determinant on whether or not you will get sick. Being outdoors or in a large room with appropriate ventilation is important as is how much time you spend exposed to the virus. Everything you do to limit the severity of the infection...less time, masks, being outdoors helps! Helping to keep the numbers down helps our health care workers. The larger impacts are the number of hospitalizations, which are greatly straining healthcare systems and the unusual longer-term effects of Covid on a significant number of old and young alike – damage to organs (especially heart, lung, and kidney), and months-long recuperation, in many cases. The biggest issue we have with Covid is how contagious it is and the fact that people can be spreading the virus while they do not have symptoms. We are also trying to figure out how and when to test. There is no hard and fast rule, but the evidence suggests getting a test before the third day after exposure is not of much use. The average time is about five days. It's generally thought that you're most infectious the two days before that day and the two days after that. Consider the following options with the guidance of your health practitioner to support your respiratory health and the health of your immune system if you get symptoms: 1. Zinc Lozenges : Completely dissolve in mouth one lozenge containing 18.75 mg of zinc acetate during waking hours. Do not exceed 4 lozenges daily, and do not use for more than three consecutive days. 2. Garlic : Take 9,000 ‒ 18,000 mg of high-allicin garlic each day until symptoms subside. Take with food to minimize stomach irritation. 3. Vitamin D : If you do not already maintain a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D over 50 ng/mL, then take 50,000 IU of vitamin D the first day and continue for three more days and slowly reduce the dose to around 5,000 IU of vitamin D each day. If you already take around 5,000 IU of vitamin D every day, then you probably do not need to increase your intake. 4. Cimetidine : Take 800 ‒ 1,200 mg a day in divided doses. Cimetidine is a heartburn drug that has potent immune support properties. (It is sold in pharmacies over-the-counter.) 5. Melatonin : Take 2 ‒ 10 mg sublingually at bedtime or as needed. Our immune system wanes as we get older, and it becomes more difficult to mount an effective immune response to common germs that younger people can easily expel. e response and making antibodies, like what happens in natural infection. Early results from ongoing trials show that we are able to design vaccines that result in good responses in people over 60. Vaccine efficacy will vary with different vaccine preparations, and we need to choose carefully which formulations will work best in older people, which doses are most effective and when to administer booster vaccinations to achieve the best results. We can assume that the vaccines that complete their testing regimens the vaccines will be safe and effective. We will talk about the options in January as the vaccinations get closer. On a cost/benefit ratio for us oldsters, it will help us get back to our new normal.

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Autopay is Fast, Easy, Convenient! Here's How to Enroll!

There's no easier way to handle monthly bills than with Automatic Payment, and we're happy to introduce this time-saving convenience at MIYC! Members can sign up now for Automatic Payment, and have it in effect for their MIYC statements sent in July. When you enroll a U.S. bank account or a credit card in our secure Automatic Payment system, the MIYC statement you receive around the 4th of every month will automatically be paid between the 10 th and the 17 th . Your bank account or credit card information will be encrypted and stored in a secure system so there is no need for you to enter any data or take action. If you disagree with your bill you can request a credit either before or after your account is charged. Enrolling is as Easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Click and print this FORM and complete your preferred payment method and account number 2. Sign the form and scan it or shoot a digital photo on your phone 3. Email your signed enrollment form to: accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Or you can pick up a form at the Club, fill it out and provide it to Carlota, and you'll be good to go! New encryption and security updates have been installed at the Club to ensure your protection. Questions? Contact Joan Gorman at: joangorman112@gmail.com

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Mah Jongg Anyone? Tuesday - 1-4pm

Whether you're a newbie or an experienced player, you are welcome to join our new Mah Jongg group! We’ll be playing on Tuesdays, starting with lunch at the Club at noon, and playing right after. (You can come for both lunch and play, or just to play.) RSVP now , if you'd like to play Mah Jongg. The Club will be open for lunch from 11:30-2:30pm, if you would like to have a bite before playing. Contact Karena: Voice or text @ 239-771-0888 email karenadewitt@comcast.net

MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday, December 16 th 11:45am - Lunch 12:45pm Begin play Call Bob Winterhalter to sign up! 614-264-0021

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Couples Bridge Wednesday, December 9 th 4:30 All are welcome to play Couples 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 P.M. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00 P.M. A “couple” can be a man and woman, 2 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. Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list.

Noon Bridge

If you are like me, you remember learning to play bridge in college and then there was the “social” bridge at night or on a lucky day when you could get time off from your busy schedule. Then came an even busier time in my life with work, so many kid’s activities, and bridge went by the wayside. Well, it is time to get back in the swing of it. If you play bridge, have ever played bridge, or even want to learn how to play bridge, MIYC is the place to do it. We have a very lively group of “social” bridge players. New Members are most welcome! There is no pressure to remember everything about the game and there are willing teachers to help you remember and learn. We play every Wednesday at noon if there are at least four of us available to play. Chef Bob serves us an amazing “surprise” lunch before we begin play. Call or e-mail me at: 239-389-0825 diana.winterhalter@gmail.com

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

Marco Island Yacht Club Friday Golf Group Marco Island Yacht Club has a lot of members who enjoy getting out on the links. In recognition of this, we have a golf club within the yacht club! Every Friday morning a MIYC men’s golf group gets together at one of the local courses to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather and golf. This golfing opportunity has been going strong for many years, probably as long as MIYC has been a private, non-profit yacht club. In the winter and spring when we play at Hibiscus, the weekly participants swell to around 50 players on any given Friday. In the summer, when many in the group head north, some weeks we only have between 12 and 20 for play at The Glades. For those of you who have no knowledge about our Friday golf, let me tell you that it is right for everyone of us who can still swing a golf club and bend down to pick up a golf ball! It is purely for the fun of being out

together and enjoying each other’s company on a beautiful 18 holes. Additionally, every 4 -6 weeks, we have a $5.00 tournament that usually has three flights. Everyone has a good chance to win. So, please, if you are looking for some friendly golf on a Friday morning, consider joining our group. Call me at 239-970-0273 or Bob Winterhalter at 239-389-0825, for more information and to get signed up. Dick Irwin, Past Commodore

Reservations Please! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least 2 days before the event. Chef Bob 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.

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Safety & Training

Vessel Safety Checks‰ Courtesy vessel inspections are provided by members of the Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary. They cover US Coast Guard required safety equipment and signage for inside your boat and engine room. After a successful inspection, a decal is awarded to be placed on the outside window of your boat. NOTE: This sticker is required of all boaters when traveling with a MIYC sponsored event. If you do not currently have a 2020 sticker, please contact one of these local inspectors:

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

Rudi Landwaard – Power Squadron 239-389-4444 John Moyer – Coast Guard Auxiliary 239-248-7078

NOTE: Although boaters are required to have an annual safety check and acquire a current year sticker, 2021 decals may not be readily available due to Corona Virus printing delays. Therefore, 2020 stickers will be allowed until such time new stickers are available. Jim Rich – Safety and Training Officer Catman1048@gmail.com 239-248-4166

Forgot your website Password? Contact Vicki Bretthauer at vickib777@sbcglobal.net

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Bridge - 2020 Commodore - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Vice Commodore - Geoff Walker geoffrywalker51@gmail.com Rear Commodore - Tom Wentworth tom@uncorkednaples.com Fleet Captain Power - Pete Frazier frazier@chartermi.net Fleet Captain Sail - Dwyn von Bereghy dvonbereghy1950@gmail.com Port Captain - Henry Stanley henrystanley@prodigy.com Safety and Training Officer - Jim Rich catman1048@gmail.com Director FCYC - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Director FCYC Alternate - Tom Wentworth tom@uncorkednaples.com Chaplain - Alan Sandlin alan@marcorealtysource.com Recording Secretary - Dr. Shelly Derrough krachellederrough@gmail.com Quartermaster - Lee Dorison lgdorison@gmail.com Fleet Surgeon-Dr. David Randall davidarandallmd@gmail.com

Board - 2020 Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Bob DeFeo Treasurer - Gerry Gorman Secretary - Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires):

Angela Holt (2020) Tom Krepelka (2020) Ray Rosenberg (2020) Bob DeFeo (2021) Geoff Walker (2021) Bill Wallen (2021) Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Jobe (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022)

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Building and Grounds Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton Mary McKeown John Steeves Communications/ Marketing Michelle Hennessy, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Jim Marr Linda Marr Kevin O’Neill Marine Facilities Jim Marr, Chair Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-chair Angela Holt, Co-chair Linda Marr Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter Community Relations Dwyn Von Bereghy, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Finance Gerry Gorman, Chair David Caruso Bob DeFeo Susan Hieftje Jon Holt Bruce Kraemer Bill Wallen Information Technology Joan Gorman, Chair David Caruso Carol Comeaux Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker Alice Jobe Michelle Niblack Jan Rich Kelley Wentworth Operations & HR M.A. Harlacker - Chair Bob Aber Joan Gorman Kevin Hennessy Angela Holt Tom Wentworth

Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Patti Cohen Deb DeVries Russ Doeringer Cara Dubay Ellie Everitt MA Harlacker Jon Holt Alice Jobe Carri Kendall Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members Vicki Bretthauer Linda Marr Boating Committee Pete Frazier, Co- Chair Dwyn Von Bereghy, Co-Chair Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Marr Trevor Hayworth Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison Jim Rich Ray Rosenberg Bill Schroeder Geoff Walker

Membership Vicki Bretthauer, Chair Tom Jobe, Vice Chair Kathy Caruso, Secretary Carol Comeaux (Comm) Jeff Comeaux (Walker) Lee Dorison Kathy Hershberger (MIMA) Cyndee Kennedy Bruce Kraemer Melanie Kraemer Linda Marr Henry Stanley Kelley Wentworth Nom. & Gov Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer, Vice Chair Deb deVries

Ship’s Store Deb deVries, Chair Schedule & Merchandising Michele Niblack - Vice Chair, Inventory Head Ellie Everitt, Vice Chair Henry Stanley, e-blasts & Shirley Bishop Mimi Conner Shelly Derrough Deb DeVries Kathleen Douglas Meredith Downton MaryCarleen Ferry Kerry Heckenlaible Grace Pantano Kimberly Porter Marguerite Steeves Web Promotions Head of Training & Jonas input

Gerry Gorman Morris Margolis Ray Rosenberg Geoff Walker

Nancy Traiser Mary Varisco Cinda Walker

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