August_September 2021 Anchorlines


Coming MEMBER Events August-September 2021 2021

Volume 21:8-9


Signature Event Welcome Back Party & Monster Mash Saturday, October 30 ! Costumes Optional ! Entertainment ! Games ! Costume Contest ! Costume Parade More information to come!!


IT Changeover to Northstar Has Been a HUGE Project

Twenty training sessions were held last week for Club Management, Staff, Committee Chairs and key Committee Members to learn the new systems.

$C After a year of preparation, our transition from the Jonas IT platform to Northstar is finally here. IT Committee Head Joan Gorman has been a masterful orchestra leader throughout the project, leading and coordinating the efforts of Accounting, Operations, IT, Membership, Communications, the Ship’s Store, and the new Marina. The project has involved process re-engineering, vast data cleansing and transfer, purchase of new equipment and more. In the end it will mean better service for you, more efficient operations for staff and a more effective way to handle the growth in our Club! A Year in the Making

A big screen has been installed in the downstairs kitchen to display order status.

Table arrangements and seating charts will be online for staff

Servers will take orders and convey them to the kitchen on new handheld devices, speeding service.

Check Out Our Brand New Website!

Get Started on Aug. 2 1. Log In Username: Your login name is your Member Number. If you share your membership with a spouse or other co-member, you will each have your own profile and account, so the “second party” will have an A after your member number. (e.g. Chris Jones is 1234 and Lee Jones is 1234A.) Who gets the regular member number vs. the “A” depends on who has been paying the bill or who applied as the primary member at joining. Questions? Contact Password: The first time you login, use your last name (without caps) as your password. You will immediately be asked to choose a new password for your security. 2. Upload a Profile Pic On the top navigation bar go to “My Club” and select “My Profile.” Click on the blue Edit button to the right of your profile, then click on the photo box. A window will appear so you can choose a photo from the computer or phone you are using. (You don’t need anything fancy. Just take a selfie if you don’t have a headshot handy.) Or you can send your photo to to be uploaded for you.

Now you can do more online! We have a new website! The address is the same ——but on August 2 the look and capabilities will be fresh and new! The bold, new look, captures the beauty, the friendship and fun of Club life, showcasing MIYC to prospective Members. But the real treat for Members begins after you log in. The private side is loaded with more information and new ways to enjoy your Club. You’ll be able to: • Make a dinner or event reservation online • See all the reservations you’ve already made • Get details about upcoming events • Sign up for cruises • Find details about extended cruises you’ve signed up for like hotel and dinner plans • Get navigation tips from the Captain’s Log • And so much more! The new website is part of our conversion to the Northstar operating system. Some capabilities will take a little time to shake out, but we should be in great shape before the new Season begins. Watch for an eblast to sign up for Zoom training classes in September and October to learn all the new features! A mobile app will be coming in October, too!



August 14

Piano Night Every Wednesday Evening Martini Night Every Thursday

Thirsty Thursday: two entrees and a bottle of wine

Every Friday Every Saturday

Happy Hour and an appetizer menu

Something fun

August/September Aug. 30-Sep. 12

France River Cruise

10-12 12-28

FCYC - Charlotte Harbor YC Club closed for pre-season cleaning

September Sep. 29-Oct. 1

Fishing Club Trip to Stuart, FL

Members Recruiting Members

Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2021! The Recruiting Member and new Member each receive a $100 gift certificate to use for food and beverage on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Evening or at Sunday Brunch as long as joining fees were paid. Bring us new Members and celebrate with them!


The next FCYC/RV Rally will be held from October 21-25 at a new facility in Keystone Heights RV Resort in Keystone Heights, Florida about 30 miles east of Gainesville. The new RV program is open to all full members with both towed and driven RVs. FCYC will only plan rallies at camps that are open to all types of RVs. Contact me at: for information about current FCYC/RV members. If you know of MIYC members who have RVs and like to go to rallies, please let me know. More information and a flyer will follow. Ray Rosenberg

Moving Right Along – Riverside Marina


New Kids on the Block!

Tom Morrison is starting to build a “house band”. The band name is “The House Band”, and they already have:

1. A professional drummer; keyboards 2. Rhythm guitar player and lead singer 3. A second rhythm player and singer

They are reaching out to the MIYC membership who have talent! He would prefer members who have played in a band before or are closet players waiting to break out in a band!

They will be playing rock & roll, country and blues.

They plan to start rehearsals in the Fall when everyone returns to Marco. Prior to that, if you have any interest, please contact Tom Morrison at 201-400-6144 to discuss the next steps.


Helpful Links Looking for an easy way to find information? We’ve created these helpful links for you. Just click on the name of the item and you will be re-directed to the online version.

FY 2022 Calendar 3-Month Calendar Cruise Schedule FCYC Reciprocal List FCYC Summer Reciprocals MIYC Facebook Page European River Boat Cruise - Sept 2021 Mediterranean Cruise - Sept 2022




Bird Key Yacht Club Harbour Ridge Yacht Club Smyrna Yacht Club

September 10-12, 2021 November 12-14, 2021 January 14-16, 2022



Bridge - 2021

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

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

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

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




Member Events

Boating Committee Community

Building and

Gerry Gorman, Chair Angela Holt, Chair

Tom Wentworth,



David Caruso Bob DeFeo

Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Russ Doeringer


Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce

Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Dwyn Von Bereghy,


Jon Holt


Dale DeFeo

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison

Meredith Downton Bruce Kraemer

Bill Schroeder

Mary McKeown John Steeves

Bill Wallen

Ship’s Store

Jon Holt Alice Jobe

Deb deVries, Chair

Information Technology

Jim Rich


Ellie Everitt

Carri Kendall

Ray Rosenberg


Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Joan Gorman, Chair Deb Melges Wiebe Bill Schroeder

Michelle Hennessy,

David Caruso Carol Comeaux Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker Ed Gerri

Marguerite Steeves Paul Soden


Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth

Geoff Walker

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje

Advisory Members Membership

Vicki Bretthauer

Vicki Bretthauer, Chair Tom Jobe, Vice Chair

Alice Jobe

Ellie Everitt

Linda Marr

Michelle Hennessy Kathy Caruso,

Dwyn Von Bereghy Michelle Niblack

Jan Rich


Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair

Kelley Wentworth

Carol Comeaux Jeff Comeaux

Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Chair Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Angela Holt, Co-chair Human Resources

Lee Dorison

Kevin Hennessy, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,

Kathy Hershberger

Joan Gorman M.A. Harlacker Tom Wentworth

Vice Chair


Ed Gerri

Cyndee Kennedy Bruce Kraemer Melanie Kraemer Henry Stanley Kelley Wentworth

MA Harlacker Denise Morrison

Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter

Tom Sessa

Geoff Walker

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you.

General Manager - Mark Felbinger ext. 302 Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 Sales/Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 304

Membership - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303 Contributions to Anchorlines - email Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301

Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531


Special Spa Offer

One of our Summer Reciprocals, Naples Bay Club, has a special offer at their Spa. Call them to make an appointment and be sure to mention you are an MIYC member, a reciprocal Club.

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

For the list of Summer Reciprocal FCYC Clubs, click here.


Getting to Know You: Nikki Koerner MIYC’s “Sunny” Receptionist

Nikki was born in Lansing, Michigan, reared in Wyandotte, MI, and has lived in Buckhead (Atlanta), GA, Perrysburg, OH, and Naples, FL, where she has been visiting since she was born, moving there after high school graduation. She studied at SW Florida’s Interior Design School, making the Dean’s List. Nikki is single and a proud “dog mom” to her 6-year-old Maltese named Coco Chanel! Nikki’s prior job experience included working for BOB FM, Gator Country, and the MIX. She enjoyed working at the Front Desk welcoming Musicians, Political Figures, Authors and more, and also had opportunities to do voiceovers for radio commercials.

Nikki currently comes from Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio where she was their Director of First Impressions at the front desk. She adds: “Here is a little history on The Club. From the 1920 U.S. Open to the 2021 Solheim Cup, Inverness has hosted championships over a 101-year span. It will always be a Club close to my heart and am so happy now to bring my own Championship experience into the WELCOMING Marco Island Yacht Club Family!” “Growing up in County Clubs and Yacht Clubs allows me to utilize my experience in the industry for my love of people, good communication skills, strong organizational skills, motivation, etiquette, and enthusiasm for a remarkable overall experience.” When not at the YC, Nikki enjoys going to the Baker’s Park Dog Park, Kayaking, Orchestra, Cooking, Photography, and anything involving her love of the Arts. Nikki also loves to travel, her dream location being Bali, Indonesia, with a stay at the Mason Elephant Lodge. Nikki’s Favorites include: Music: Chopin to Kid Rock (Michigan raised!) Movie: Roman Holiday Guilty Pleasures: Having Salmon Sashimi delivered on ice while watching Netflix! In the next year Nikki seeks to create a healthy balance between work, family, and friends, and devote time on the causes she cares about - The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples and The Humane Society. Nikki’s daily interaction with each (and all) of us exemplifies her personal motto: “When you cannot find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”


MIYC’s Summer Hours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

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

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

Wednesday – Sat. Every Sunday


Chairman Summer has come to Marco Island! We had our first tropical storm 'fly by' in early July. Afternoon summer thunderstorms have become the dominant weather pattern. But summer is a little different this year. Construction on the island is twice what it has traditionally been. We have lots of guests and new residents. And we keep getting a lot of advice on how to survive the ongoing COVID pandemic! And summer at the Club is different this year as well. First is our conversion to the new operating system, Northstar. We have had several members involved with defining system specifications, participating in information sessions about the new system, and generally getting ready for our August 1 changeover. Joan Gorman and the members of her IT committee, along with the staff, have been doing a great job managing the project.

Dave Everitt

When the system is operational, you will see a new web site. We will have several new functions and capabilities due to the 'cloud based' design of the system. Our dining staff will be using iPads to take orders table side and automatically transmit the orders to the kitchen. We should see better service levels and fewer mistakes. The Ship's Store will have new inventory management tools. Deb DeVries and her committee have a good amount of product lined up to arrive in time for our re-opening in September. And, of course, the new operating system has a special section for the Marina. Speaking of the Marina, we have hired a Dockmaster. His name is Michael Davey, and he will start in mid-August. He comes to us from the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club and has spent time as crew aboard large yachts. Michael will be getting engaged in the Marina construction, familiarizing himself with the various systems we will be using at the Marina and looking for opportunities to connect with our members. If you are at the Club in August or September, be sure to stop by and say hi to Michael. If you have been following the marina construction progress on the Marina web cam, you have seen the primary dock installed and this past week the first sections of finger docks were placed. We have completed a landscaping plan that will highlight our patio area and are soliciting bids for installation. We should be seeing demolition starting on the restrooms in the Burgee Bar soon, as well as other projects inside the Clubhouse. And our staff is keeping busy this summer. We have continued to sign up new members and have hosted a significant number of local reciprocal guests. Dining revenue has returned to our budget expectations for the first time since last spring. Special events, such as Karaoke and Trivia in July were enjoyed by several members and guests. We have a very active calendar planned when we start back up at the end of September. Thank you, Angela Holt and the Member Events Committee, for continuing to create memorable events. I hope all of you, whether you are here in Florida or have traveled back to homes up North, have an enjoyable, safe, and carefree summer. I am looking forward to seeing you all back at the end of September! Dave


General Manager I am on my fourth month at MIYC and enjoying every bit! It has been a true pleasure getting to know such a great group of members and associates. There are many differences from the hotel business, but one similarity is making personal connections which I find very satisfying. I am a firm believer that if you take care of your associates, they will, in turn, take good care of the members. I have also had the opportunity to hire several new employees: Nikki, Karen, Debbie, Cat, Nora, and most recently, Michael, our new Dock Master. I think that many of you would agree that we have been fortunate to hire these individuals, especially in such a difficult labor market. I have been very

Mark Felbinger

successful in hiring individuals with solid hospitality skills because you can't teach that. Hopefully, many of you have seen the simple changes to the Burgee Bar Area that make it a bit more inviting: We have added a small appetizer menu and an extensive beverage menu. We have been changing our lunch and dinner menu to keep it fresh and seasonal. Each month, I study the dining survey and adjust accordingly. I welcome your suggestions and comments on the surveys and always share good service comments with the team. I have been working with the Events Committee on the calendar. I am happy to report that we will host our members' favorite events and offer new and exciting opportunities. My team and I are focused on learning the Northstar (new club software) system. We are planning other training throughout the year so that we can better serve our members. As a reminder , the Club will be closed on Saturday, July 31 and Monday, August 1 for the Northstar system install. We will also be closed from September 12 - 28 for pre-season cleaning. It has been a challenging year with the pandemic, and I am looking forward to normalcy. I am sure that many of you are looking for the same. Please know that every decision I make is in the Club's best interest and its members.

Welcome to our New Dockmaster! Michael Davey joins the Club as Dockmaster. He will formally start his position August 11th. Michael has a wealth of boating and dockmaster experience. You’ll read more about Michael in the October Anchorlines . Please stop by and introduce yourself when you’re at the Club!


Membership It has been ALL HANDS-ON DECK as we transition from our old operating system Jonas to our new Club Operating System NorthStar. There are excellent enhancements for members in this new system. Do check out articles in this issue to learn more about the enhancements to our website for members. There will also be a great mobile telephone Club application available to you. We will all be ‘newbies’ together! The first enhancement I know you will like is that each member will be able to have their own login to the system. You will not have to share a login. The other good news is that there will be training scheduled so be sure to check eblasts for scheduled training. Know that one of your first tasks will be to take a great ‘selfie’ for uploading to the new website! As you know, this is my favorite part of this column, announcing all the upgrades and new

members to our membership! So, for your reading pleasure, here are all our new members since the end of May! First, John & Mary Jo Kallergis upgraded from Full to Equity the end of May. They enjoy the Club so much that they got their friends John & Carolyn Moisson to purchase a slip in our new marina! Daniel Healey joined us as a member in our new marina as well. Tony & Mary Balsamo will be returning to us in the Fall and Ann Sepe & Al Marchand re-joined the Club in July. Don & Rosemary Harty and Patrick McEvoy joined us as Full members from MIMA. Rick & Vicki Tibberino and Susan & Tim Smith, referred by Michelle & Kevin Hennessy, joined us as Full members. Michael & Elena McFann and Robert Meldman & Leila Silverberg joined us as Non-Res Full members.

And finally, Dave & Jan Knudsen joined us as Equity members! Be sure to introduce yourselves to all these new members!

Of note, we are planning a Fla-mingle (Progressive) Dinner on Saturday October 16 th . This means you will sit with different members for the salad course, main course and dessert. It is a great way to meet new members! GM Mark Felbinger also told me that he has signed a contract with Illy, known for great coffee and teas. Illy will host a High Tea for us on Thursday October 28 th so mark your calendar for that new fun event, too! We will have other ways for you to meet some of our new members, whether in NorthStar training or great Club events. Remember, the offer is still available for upgrading to Equity at $12,000. If you are contemplating upgrading to an Equity Membership at your Club, NOW is the time! Feel free to contact me at for more information. Also, know that we are filling up membership, so if you have friends whom you would like to recommend to the Club, be sure to have them join NOW! They will get the rest of the summer for free AND will save $1,000 on joining fees. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in the Fall and meeting all these new members in person! FY2022 is shaping up to be a monumental year for MIYC!


Marketing & Communications

First, I would like to thank all who participated in the Annual Member Survey in April and May. Board members have received a copy of the results and will be discussing the responses with their respective Committees. We had strong survey participation from members giving the Club an overall satisfaction score of 4.23 (out of 5). Some interesting facts: § 79% of respondents live here more than six months or full-time (reflecting the current trend of people moving to Southwest Florida.) § 58% visit the Club at least once a week. § 65% are very satisfied or satisfied with the Club activities. § 69% feel we have a good mix of types of events. § 84% are very satisfied or satisfied with the dining experience at the Club. § 92% were satisfied or very satisfied with the safety measures taken during the pandemic. § 80% would recommend MIYC to others. As far as Communications, 85% of respondents were satisfied with how we communicate. With room for improvement, some of the top narrative comments were: § "Too many emails for the same event." § "Too many emails." § "Anchorlines is good." § "I don't use the website much - looking forward to having a more user-friendly site." § "Hope the new website works better on my tablet/phone." The Communications Committee will study the survey responses and work to improve the ways we communicate through all ourplatforms. And I hope you'll read the article from Carol Comeaux on Page 3 about the newwebsite. We're very excited about the newsite as part of our overall communications strategy and all the enhancements it offers for our members. Would you like to help spread the word about Marco Island Yacht Club? We're looking for someone to help manage our Anchorlines advertis ing. We're also looking formembers willing to take photographs w hen you're at Club events. Please contact me if you'd like to help orhave suggestions for our communications. Michelle Hennessy ( Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee


Safety and Training

To all my fellow boaters: As you probably know, this past February, three of our boating club members (me included), ventured on a four-week cruise through Lake Okeechobee and up the east coast with a final destination of St Augustine. It was a fantastic trip which included stops at several yacht clubs and marinas. It was, however, also a trip that was not without its typical boat issues, including a bad water pump, bilge pump, burned out stabilizers, engine power loss, and even a grounding. There is something I have learned though -- that something positive usually comes out of a negative experience. So, that is what this issue is about… Regarding my own experience on this trip, among other things, I actually lost two fresh-water pumps on the same day. But as luck would have it, in Daytona Beach, we happened to find one of the most knowledgeable boat mechanics we have ever met. Without going into detail, let’s just say new pumps were available and quickly installed. Now for the learning experience. Before the mechanic left my boat, he offered to check my engines, A/C system, and generator. Finding a bad water pump in my generator, he asked how I used it? I told him it is on whenever I run the boat. He said, “good”. Generators should be run often or they develop issues such as my leaky, rusty water pump (not run very often by the previous owners). He then asked what it operates when running? I told him it is run on full load including my four A/C units. Again, this was the right answer, as generators run more efficiently when run on full load. Finally, he asked if I continue to let it run for 5-10 minutes once in port to allow it to cool down. I received yet another gold star for the correct answer of yes! This is what I didn’t know… He suggested that if we are backing into a slip, to turn off the generator and A/C units a few minutes before hand. The reason is that, as you are backing and stirring up mud, etc., that sediment is often sucked up into your salt water intakes, and a prolonged build-up can eventually cause severe damage to your equipment. (The same can be said of your engines, but of course these must be left on.) Once docked, restart your generator and A/C units and let them run for a few minutes before again shutting off. This is something I have never done, but it makes sense, is simple to do, and can only help protect your investment. So, yet another lesson learned on a boating trip!

Jim Rich

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Article courtesy of the Coastal Breeze News


Report from The Ships Store Committee By Deb deVries, Ellie Everitt, Michele Niblack, Kerri Pakalnis

While the shelves are empty at the Ships Store now, it won’t be long until the new 2021-2022 season starts at the Club and we welcome everyone back to the reopening of the Ships Store! We have been busy! We have been researching merchandise, looking at both new and old vendors. We are now finalizing orders and looking forward to the following dates to welcome you all back to the 2021-2022 season at the Club and the reopening of the Ships Store. August: We are participating in the testing of the Northstar system and preparing for the go-live date in August. We are very close to finalizing all of our orders for delivery beginning in August. September: While the Club will be closed for a good part of September, we will receive new merchandise and continue to code, enter items into the new software system, and use the new barcoding process. October: Welcome back! We will see you all at the “season opener”- The Monster Mash on Saturday, October 30 ; The store will be open and you won’t have to do a trick to get a treat! November: Participate in the Tuesday, November 9 Grand Opening of the Riverside Marina; check out the Riverside Marina logoed items in the Ships Store. Be sure to join us at “Holiday Shopping at the Ships Store” on Friday, November 19. We are sharing happy hour with the Annual Toys for Tots Event. Get in the mood with holiday cocktails, shopping, and ornament displays!



Article courtesy of the Coastal Breeze News

Marco Island Yacht Club Mission Statement

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


There’s a Daytime Activity for Everyone at MIYC! A q u a f i t a t M I Y C Aquafit classes take place at the MIMA pool at 10 am on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and at 1 pm on Thursday . Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable fun! As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge. Contact Summer Coordinator Kimberly Porter at with questions or if you need to change the time.

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday Aug. 19 th September 23 rd – Location TBD Lunch & Discussion – 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Barr to discuss: • Local fishing reports for backwater and off-shore • Fishing trips to Florida Keys; Stuart, FL; Guatemala and other exotic fishing destinations • Award presentation to the Biggest Catch of the Month (May award went to Lee Dorison – 650# Sawfish – caught in Islamorada) Please RSVP to Jeff at by Tuesday June 15 th

Noon Bridge Returns in the Fall

If you play bridge, have ever played bridge, or just want to learn how to play bridge, MIYC is the place to do it. We have a lively group of “social” bridge players. New Members are always welcome - there are teachers willing to help you learn. Contact Diana at:


!"#$%&'()*+,-.& !"#$%&'()&(#*"(+,-- All are welcome to play Couple’s Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at 4:00 pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00 pm. A “couple” can be a man and woman, two women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun evening for all.

MIYC Men’s Bridge Returns in the Fall 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Email Bob Winterhalter at for more information.

Contact Diana Winterhalter at to get on the list.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Summer Hours June – September Wednesdays 12:00-3:00 pm Mah Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. The group won’t have lunch, only play Mah Jongg. RSVP to Linda Spell at

Join Us for Canasta every Thursday 9:30 am All levels of experience e welcome. Want to learn? Join us! Beginners welcome. Plan on staying for lunch! Contact Kimberly Porter at for additional information about joining this fun-loving group. Closed during Club shutdown Sept. 12-25; more information to follow.


Boaters Night - June 2, 2021 Galápagos Islands Boaters Night - June 2, 2021 Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. They are noted as the #2 destination in the world for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, the Islands lie about 600 miles off its coast. The Island’s isolated terrain shelters 192 endemic species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Discovered in the 1500’s and often occupied by pirates, it was whalers during the 1700’s and 1800’s that used the Islands as re-provisioning

layovers for fresh water and the huge land tortoises that roamed the Islands. The sailors also found an abundance of whales and sea-life. Although the Islands lie across the Equator, they are flushed with the cold Antarctic Humboldt current and are some of the richest waters in the world. Charles Darwin visited in 1835 on the now famous “Beagle”. His observation of the incredible adaptations of plants and animals in the arid, volcanic atmosphere later inspired his theory of evolution. Alan and Linda Sandlin spent three weeks touring Ecuador and all the Galapagos Islands aboard the 125’ Power Cat, the “Athala II”. They enjoyed hiking, snorkeling and examining up close and personal the people, the land, the plants and the animals of these famous and sometimes forgotten gems in the Pacific Ocean. At the June 2 nd Boater’s night, the Sandlin’s shared their “near professional” video and stories of these “World Heritage Islands.” It was a “Nat Geo” experience had by those in attendance and an inspirational natural tour of the world in which we live.


Famous Galapagos “Tortoise”

Sierra Negra Volcano – World’s 3 rd Largest Caldera

Blue Footed Boobie Courting Dance

Iconic “Lion Rock”


Support Anchorlines Advertisers Whether you want to delight that special person or event with flowers, or are interested in learning mysteries of our island, getting your clothes cleaned, buying or selling your home, purchasing your first yacht, just need a limo for a night out on the town, MIYC advertisers have solutions for you. 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.

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Reservations Please! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least two 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 you help as this also helps the kitchen Staff serve you in a timely manner.


Lunch Cruise – June 7, 2021

Passengers on Comeaux’s Boat

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

We Want Photos! When you’re at Club events (a cruise, dinner, member event), do you take photos? We would love to have you share them with us. You can upload to our Flickr page (login information is on the Member Central Home Page) or email them to!



Dinner and Summer Trivia were held in the Harbour Room on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, with 33 people in attendance. Guests drew table numbers as they entered the Harbour Room and then went to their table to order drinks and mingle. Several new members and first-time Trivia players were in attendance. Spouses did not sit together which made for a great mixer. Dinner was served while we played Trivia. Chef Bob prepared a meal that included Baked Brie in Pastry, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Limoncello Mascarpone Cake for dessert. There were three Trivia rounds, each with 15 questions from a variety of categories. Dave Everitt was the emcee while Deb DeVries and Ellie Everitt read the questions. A winning table was announced at the end of each round, and a grand prize winning table was announced at the end. This year the winning table was “The Ringers” comprised of Ginny Colangelo, Kevin Hennessey, Morris Margolis, Jon Holt, Kerrigan Pakalnis and Kerri Pakalnis.

The Ringers


Karaoke night was great fun with members, guests and reciprocals dancing and taking turns at the microphone. Tom Wentworth and Jim Rich did a rousing version of “To All the Girls I‘ve Loved Before.” Jon and Angela did their version of “Baby, It’s Hot Outside”, and there were many rock and roll classics. The night provided a chance to meet new Club members who took their turn entertaining the crowd. Janice Diaz of Islandstar Karaoke kept the room on its feet, and she sang a few tunes as well. Karaoke Night brings out the many talents of our members.




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Support Anchorlines Advertisers Whether you want to delight that special person or event with flowers, or are interested in learning mysteries of our island, getting your clothes cleaned, buying or selling your home, purchasing your first yacht, just need a limo for a night out on the town, MIYC advertisers have solutions for you. The following is a list of current advertisers who are generously supporting our Club through their advertising dollars. Please express your appreciation by patronizing their businesses. When you do, let them know you are a Marco Island Yacht Club Member and thank them for their support.



Phone Number

Allied Marine

Don Strong

239-272-9446 239-248-2176 800-395-2628 203-247-3018

AZS/Alice Zaimes-Strong JR Wood

Alice Zaimes-Strong

Boat U.S.

Christman Stuart Design

Deborah Stuart

O: 239-970-8100 C: 636-575-7717

Edward Jones

Bob Weigel

Florida Roofing Construction

Dana Coote Cong T. Vu

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

Marco Nail Spa

Mary Kay Cosmetics Premier Sotheby’s Salon & Spa Botanica

Michelle Hennessy Julie & Brock Wilson

Debra Schroeder


The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley David Caruso

The Sandlin Real Estate Team

Linda & Alan Sandlin

C: 239-771-0888 O: 239-778-1010

William Raveis Realty

Karena DeWitt

Want to advertise your business? Go no further than your MIYC newsletter! Ads are priced per year as follows: Business Card - $250 1/4 page - $370 Half page - $550 1/3 page - $385 Full page - $950 Contact Michelle Hennessy


MIYC’s Community Outreach Recently, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry shared news of their first quarter: The Food Pantry had a wonderful 1 st Quarter 2021. They served an average of 15,000 guests per month via up to ten different outreaches per week – a 400% increase over 2020 ! Thanks to faithful and cheerful giving, (it must be cheerful giving when our Heroes give for months without being asked), our first quarter ended with donations at 104% of budget. The ongoing support from our community’s civic, social, and religious organizations continues to be inspiring. For this Spring Appeal, they had a $60,000 matching gift to double the impact of the donations! As they grow, so do their needs. Covid’s impacts are now showing up in greater food costs and a reduction in food donations. They trust in our ongoing generous support and the tireless efforts of an amazing group of volunteers. Together with their volunteers, they are working to wipe out hunger. The basket for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry donations is in the MIYC lobby so feel free to drop off items any time you are coming to the club. If you are not currently 'on island’, you can still send a donation to: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, FL 34145

Or you can click on this link to donate online.

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


Have you noticed the Burgees hanging around the Burgee Bar? Voting Members, do you have your personalized Burgee displayed in the Dockside Lounge? If you don’t, it is not too late to design one! Your Burgee tile is meant to be a replica of your private Burgee. ART SELLERS, located at 812 E. Elkcam Circle, 239-389-5269, can make one for you! They are in the same building as the Sand Bar, just at the opposite end. Visit them to have your Burgee created and displayed proudly in the Dockside Lounge! JULIE & BROCK WILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell: (239) 595-6767 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty The Esplanade ~ 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

Serving Marco Island & Naples for over 22 years


MIYC’s “Sunshine Program” Let us know about big milestones such as a 50 th anniversary or other special occasion or achievement. We’ll share them with Members in Anchorlines and send a card to the celebrating Members. Also let us know about any Member who is hospitalized so we can send a card to cheer them up.

Meet Our Own “Mary Sunshine!” Our contact point for this information is Mary McKeown. She’s the one to tell when you know of a major event, happy or sad – and Mary will be sure to get the word out.

Please contact Mary at:


All Full Members European River Cruise September, 2021

September 2-9, 2021cruise on AMA Waterways’ Beautiful and modern “Kristina” Luxury on the Rhone River for seven days -- Avignon to Lyon

You Will Enjoy • Incredible gourmet meals • Free champagne during breakfast • Cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks • Free beer and wine during meals • Free Wi-Fi

• Swimming Pool • Fitness Center • Bicycles

• Live, local entertainment • Exclusive Cocktail Parties

• Larger and more modern cabins than most other lines (many with walkout and French balconies) • Amazing Excursions! • Visit the fantastic temple of Caesar Agustus, built between 20-10 BC • Wine Chateaus! Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Hermitage • Opulent Papal Palace in Avignon, the home of the Seven Popes of Europe ACT NOW! DON’T DELAY! CALL ANGIE AT 1-800-626-0126, ext. 406, between 10 am and 6:30 pm our time.


Mariners Fund The Mariners Fund is a way to finance extraordinary MIYC needs; things outside of the normal budget; Club enhancements that will make the member experience better and up to date. For example, the Burgee Bar renovation was made possible entirely by member donations. The bar was expanded, new drop-down window covers were installed and attractive curtains and valances were added. The Mariners Fund also paid to upgrade the Club’s sound system and supported the installation of a new dimmer system to enhance lighting in the Harbour Room. All these improvements were made possible by the generous support of our members. A donation to the Mariners Fund is a symbol of MIYC member commitment. How Can I Donate? You can make a general donation or donate for a specific project. We have identified a number of needs and wishes, which are listed in a binder just below the recognition plaque in the lobby. If you’d like to donate, please download the Mariners Fund Donation Form, on which you can indicate the project you wish to support, the amount of donation and how you wish to pay (separate check, credit card or Club monthly statement.) If there is something special you would like to see happen and would like to financially support, please let any member of the Mariners Fund Committee know. Mariners Fund Recognition Levels A Mariners Fund recognition plaque in the lobby hallway honors the cumulative contributions Members have made.

Bronze Silver

$ 500 $ 2,500 $10,000 $20,000 $50,000 $100,000


Platinum Diamond Sapphire

Final Voyage – If you have enjoyed the Club, please consider a gift from your estate. Mariners Fund Committee Members Jon Holt, Co-chair Angela Holt, Co-chair

Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter


FCYC Reciprocals

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




Coral Reef YC Coral Ridge YC Eau Gallie YC Halifax River YC Harbour Ridge YC Key Biscayne YC Lake Beresford YC

Coconut Grove Ft. Lauderdale

(305) 858-1733 (954) 566-7886 (321) 773-2600 (386) 255-7459 (772) 336-3000 (305) 361-9171 (386) 734-3854 (954) 524-5500 (305) 743-6739 (561) 395-2100 (386) 427-4040 (904) 387-1653 (772) 231-1004 (772) 231-2211

Indian Harbour Bch

Daytona Beach

Palm City

Key Biscayne


Lauderdale YC Marathon YC

Ft. Lauderdale


Royal Palm Y&CC

Boca Raton

Smyrna YC

New Smyrna Bch

The Florida YC

Jacksonville Vero Beach Vero Beach

The Moorings Y&CC

Vero Beach YC




Bird Key YC Bradenton YC

Sarasota Palmetto

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

Captiva YC

Captiva Island

Carlouel Beach & YC Charlotte Harbor YC


Port Charlotte

Clearwater YC Davis Island YC Fort Walton YC

Clearwater Beach


Ft. Walton Beach

Isles YC

Punta Gorda Marco Island

Marco Island YC

Naples Sailing & YC

Naples Naples Naples

Naples YC

Pelican Isle YC Pensacola YC

Pensacola Sarasota Panama City

Sarasota YC

St. Andrews Bay YC

St. Charles YC

Ft. Myers

St. Petersburg YC

St. Petersburg

Tampa Y&CC


Tarpon Springs YC

Tarpon Springs

The Field Club


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

Click here for more detailed information.


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

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


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