March Anchorlines 2021


Volume 21:3

March 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021 Cocktails 5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Dancing and Oscar Presentations 7:00 pm -10:00 pm Join us in a Spectacular MIYC Event benefiting the Mariners Fund

Clubhouse Enhancement Projects Come dressed formal, semi-formal

$150 per person $75 of the amount will be a donation to the Mariners Fund for Clubhouse Enhancement Projects! Food and beverage is subject to gratuity and taxes and will receive member discount. Reservations for Members only at this time or as your favorite screen star! Mingle with Dancing Girls — Singers — Oscar Winners!


For years, when Florida boaters and non-boaters alike think of weather, they rely on Captain Marv Market, a 40-year cruiser and reporter and interpreter of NOAA weather information. Every day, Marv and wife Carol collect NOAA weather forecasts and buoy data, and using his considerable experience presents data and interpretive commentary to over 5,000 subscribers! Many Captains and landlubbers wouldn’t think of leaving dock or home without Marr’s latest info. Marv is a long-time member and and a commodore of Fort Myers’ Royal Palm Yacht Club, now a foundation that Marv heads up. Join us for a Fascinating Boaters Night! Call or email the Club for Reservations Henry Stanley — Rear Commodore

Comedy Magic Show with Ace Russo Saturday, March 27 6:00 pm

Join us on March 27th for a for a fun-filled evening of magic and laughs as award-winning magician Ace Russo entertains us with his “Comedy Magic Show”. There’s lots of audience participation so be prepared to be part of the show.

3 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 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable fun! We are currently using social distancing and shields as necessary. As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge. Call coordinator Peggy Frazier with questions ♥ 906 227 762 5

Fishing Club Meets Thursday March 18th Lunch & Discussion - 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Bar to discuss: • Local fishing reports for backwater and off-shore • Fishing trips to Islamorada and Key West • Fishing outings near Marco • Timing of trip to Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala

Please rsvp to Jeff by Tuesday March 16th 847.951.3400 or

Paperless Payment Works! A “paperless” back office helps us comply with CDC Guidelines and keeps us all safer!


MIYC Book Club Thursday, March 25 th Noon Defending Jacob Presented by Denise Schwartzman

Book Club will meet next on Thursday, March 25 th . Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, an informative presentation and lively discussion: 12:00 noon until 1:30pm. We have fve wonderful selections for our 2021 Season’s reading! Book Club dates and choices are as follows: Date Book Presenter April 29 Biography of John Adams Carol Comeaux May 27 The Alice Network Deb deVries Reservations: 239-394-0199 MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson 239.821.7081 Defending Jacob is a complex, compelling, and cleverly written novel about the fragility of family relationships, corruption and the inherent injustice of the criminal law system set against the backdrop of the universal theme of “nature vs. nurture”. The book analyzes human nature to expose what happens when normalcy is up- ended, when we are forced to confront the truth of who we are and the truth of our relationships with the ones we thought we loved the most. Defending Jacob is riveting, heartbreaking, suspenseful and poignant all at once.

Noon Bridge Lunch: 12:00 Play: 12:45pm (We must have at least four available to play.)

If you play bridge, have ever played bridge, or just want to learn how to play bridge, MIYC is the place to do it. We have a lively group of “social” bridge players. New Members are always welcome - there are teachers willing to help you learn. Masks are worn during play. Call or e-mail me at: 239-389-0825


Couple’s Bridge Wednesday, March 31 st 4:00pm 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 4:00pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00pm. 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. Contact Diana Winterhalter at or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list.

MIYC Men’s Bridge Men play on Wednesday, March 10th and March 31 st 12:00 pm - Lunch

12:45 pm - Begin play Contact Bob Winterhalter at 239-389-0825 or email for more information.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Tuesdays 1 pm - 4 pm May Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. The group plays on Tuesdays, starting with lunch at the Club at noon. (You can come for both lunch and play, or just to play.) RSVP now . Contact Karena: Voice or text @ 239-771-0888 or email

Join Us for Canasta every Thursday 9:30am. 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.

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Thursday, March 4 th

Join us for 9 holes of Golf ! Full and Equity Members

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

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

In March, the added format will be “Luck of the Draw”.

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or

email: (You can also reply to Alice by clicking reply from this email!) Deadline to sign up: Noon on Tuesday, March 2 nd Put Twilight Golf - March 4 th on your calendar!

Upcoming Twilight Golf RSVP Dates DATE OF PLAY DEADLINE TO RSVP Thursday, March 4, 2021 —— Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Bob Weigel Financial Adviser 950 N Collier Blvd Suite 207 Marco Island, FL 34145 Bus.239-970-8100 Cell 636-575-7717


Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. General Manager - ext. 302 Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304

Finance Manager - Carlota Sanchez ext. 306 Contributions to AnchorLines - email Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531

Sales/Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 Membership - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303

Paperless Payment Works! A “paperless” back office helps us comply with CDC Guidelines and keeps us all safer!


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



March 8, 2021

Day Cruise – Dolphin Delight

March 11-16, 2021

Venice- Crows Nest/ Sarasota- Marina Jacks

April 6, 2021

Day Cruise – Dolphin Explorer

April 11-14, 2021 May 5-9, 2021 May 14-16, 2021

Pink Shell – South Seas Key West/Dry Tortugas

FCYC Venice YC

May 14-June 12, 2021

Florida West Coast

July 3-5, 2021 July 9-11, 2021

Legacy Harbour (4 th July BBQ/Fireworks)


Aug 30 –Sept 12, 2021 September 11, 2021 October 23, 2021 November 13, 2021 November 12-14, 2021 November ??, 2021 November 24-27, 2021 December 18, 2021 January 11-13, 2022 January 13, 2022 February 7, 2022 February 8-12, 2022 February 19, 2022

AMA French Cruise Aug.30-Sept. 12 Barcelona-Paris

FCYC Bird Key YC

Day Cruise Circumnavigation Marco Island MIYC Lunch

Day Cruise Pelican Isle Yacht Club


Hawks Cay/ Key West Cruise

Legacy Harbour (Thanksgiving Cruise) Dock Party/Christmas Parade: Marco Island

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Day Cruise – Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Day Cruise – Dolphin Tiki Hut

South Seas Cruise Blessing of the Fleet

March 7, 2022

Day Cruise – Naples Yacht Club

March 13-18, 2022

West Coast Cruise Scavenger Hunt

April 4, 2022

April 7-15, 2022

British Virgin Islands Charter

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Save the Date Saturday, April 10 You are invited to an evening of dining and dancing.

Geoff Walker Commodore

Watch for more information …

FCYC MEETING SCHEDULE Club DATE 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

Evening Colors Friday, March 26 th 5:30 pm Call 239-394-0199 to make a reservation.

Chairman We are seeing an increased activity level at the Club! In February, we had great participation in the boating events highlighted by the Blessing of the Fleet. The Chef began offering some fun dining menus for the weeknights we don’t usually have as many people using the Club. It has been a lot of fun and judging by the smiles on the members are enjoying the changes! March is shaping up to be a real exciting month! As you look through the Anchorlines, you’ll see a number of event previews for March, starting with the Scavenger Hunt on the 1st! This year we are inviting Social Members to participate to give them a taste of the benefits enjoyed by Full Members. Other events in March include Boaters Night, Twilight Golf and Wine and Dine...and that’s just the first week! We have an extended cruise to Sarasota in the middle of the month and the Sunset Cruise on the 24 th . This is in addition to regular scheduled activities like the Book Club, the Fishing Club, Couple’s Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jongg, and more! We have a couple of special events in March being hosted by our Member Events committee, as well. We have a Mariners Fund Gala event - Hooray for Hollywood - on the 20 th . This is a great opportunity to see a lot of the undiscovered talent in the Club! And we have an illusionist on the 27 th . It’s great to see the events and activities picking back up. Be sure you make your reservations!

The marina project continues to move forward at a healthy pace. The seawall construction is complete, and the crew is beginning to drive pilings for the fixed dock sections. Dredging and fixed dock construction are on the project calendar this month. And we are working with the Mariners Fund Committee to offer personalized bricks that can be “purchased” as a donation to the Mariners Fund. The bricks will be incorporated to the new landscaping around the patio. We are seeing good interest in the slips, as well. We have non- refundable deposits on just under half of the slips already! We are also seeing an increased interest in Club membership. The number of new full and part time residents in the area is providing a steady stream of new member candidates. Our Club is becoming known as a great place to dine, have a good time with friends and enjoy on-water activities! If you see a face you don’t recognize, be sure to introduce yourself and welcome them to the Club! Without a doubt, March will be a great month with lots of activities and great dining opportunities! I look forward to seeing you at the Club! Dave Everitt Dave Everitt

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March will be a busy month at the Club, with the Scavenger Hunt and a super Boaters' Night kicking things of! The Scavenger Hunt has a record-breaking 54 members partcipatng and gets underway on Monday, March 1, at 12 noon in Smokehouse Bay. Partcipatng boats will look for hidden treasures located in fve zones, as they follow a whimsical list of clues around our waterways. The partcipants will fnish at 4:00 pm and turn in

their answers back at the Club at that tme. The winners of the contest will be announced and prizes awarded at the following Friday’s Happy Hour (March 5), so that would be a fun event for all Members to atend and cheer! Prizes for the 1 st , 2 nd & 3 rd place winners will be awarded. Also coming right up, our Boaters’ Night on Wednesday, March 3, features the well-known weather site guru, “Marv, the Weatherman.” For years, when Florida boaters and non-boaters alike think of weather, they rely on Captain Marv Market, a 40-year cruiser, reporter and interpreter of NOAA weather informaton. Every day, Marv and wife Carol collect NOAA weather forecasts and buoy data, and using his considerable experience, present data and interpretve commentary to over 5,000 subscribers! Marv is a long-tme member and former Commodore of Fort Myers’ Royal Palm Yacht Club, now a foundaton that Marv heads up. It should be a fascinatng evening. And we're announcing it here that April Boaters’ Night will feature the ever popular and informatve Bob McConville, “the dolphin man,” but he’s also a naturalist with great expertse about Gators, Crocs and snakes! His programs are always a sellout event! The Day Cruise on April 6 th will be on the Dolphin Explorer and Boater’s Night on the 7 th will feature Bob so we’re giving you a great experience of nature around our cherished island. Happy boatng, and be safe! Henry Stanley 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 your help as this also helps the kitchen Staff serve you in a timely manner.

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MIYC Membership

I am so thrilled to announce all our new members to you each month! We have many folks coming to us from the North, as well as new homeowners and even folks who are coming to us to dine along the water instead of a golf course! Current members have been as welcoming as possible with our COVID protocol in place. Thank you all so much! So here goes! First, John and Mary Lou Wat upgraded from Social to Full Membership as they saw how much fun we are have ‘on the water!’ Wilkins and Dewit, member realtors, brought us Jef and Cynthia Aubrey and Jerry and Stephanie Broshear , respectvely. I have had the pleasure of meetng the Broshears at Wine Down Wednesday. I hope all of our Trial Members take full advantage of what we have to ofer!

Vicki Bretthauer

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! Members Recruiting Members Bob and Chris Rosenow joined as Equity Members on February 27th! Bob toured the Club on the 26th and then brought Chris back to the Club on the 27th! They’ve lived on Marco for 33 years. They love that we’re getng the marina, and they want to have a nice place to relax and be able to boat up for lunch or dinner! Finally, our marina slips are selling and so are slips at MIMA! We gained three couples as Full Members who purchased slips at MIMA this month: John Apolzan and Carol McCann (frst referred by Ray Rosenberg), John and Pam Finch and Diane and Jim Lecca . So, when you are at the Club and you see a new face, please go up to introduce yourselves, wearing your mask, of course! In coming months, I am looking to feature some members as Someone You Should Know in the same way we are featuring our Staf. Stay tuned and stay safe! If you are like Neil and me, we feel the safest place on the island to dine is the Club. I do hope you all agree. Our next new members are Jef and Lorie Copeland . They are doing our Three-Month Trial Membership recommended by who???? the Brethauers! Neil and I have the pleasure of playing tennis with Jef and Lorie down here at Cape Marco. They joined early in February and have had a good tme enjoying the Blessing of the Fleet with the Niblacks, Hamilton-Seelmans and Riddifords, and the sunset cruise as guests of the Comeauxs. They’re looking forward to formally joining the Club and getng rid of their red nametags! Charles and Alys Macias joined us as Full Members and have used the Club a few tmes already! They are back closing out their home to move here permanently, so be sure to say “Hi” when you see them around the Club. They will have big smiles on their faces now that they live in SW Florida! Tim and Amy Perez joined us as Full Members on February 26 th and joined us immediately that Friday evening for dinner with their daughter.

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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.

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Getting to Know You - Jeff Caudill Meet our Hard-Working Maintenance Man

by M.A. Harlacker Jeff was born in Naples, Florida in 1988, and attended Lely High School and a technical school in the area. He has also lived in St. Louis, MO, Biloxi, MS, and Shelbyville, TN. He is back in Naples now – engaged, with one 8-yr.-old daughter, and another one on the way – due April 27 th . “Jeffro” has been employed as a carpenter, HVAC Tech, and a pool service tech. He loves to build custom computers, make Knick-Knacks from scrap,

and all kinds of woodworking. When not at the club, he likes to tinker with his PC and teach his daughter how to correctly work on PCs. He loves old Low Country Music and Classic Rock. He also likes to donate to St. Jude whenever possible. A typical day at the Club for Jeff begins with opening up the Club, doing rounds, picking up trash, and making sure that his service requests are caught up. In his work around or Club, we see his common sense, problem- solving ability, positive attitude, and hard work ethic. Although Jeff’s favorite vacation spot is Keewaydin Island with his fshing gear, his bucket list includes travel outside the United States. His goals for the next year include buying a home and getting married! His personal motto is an appropriate one – “Cheap labor isn’t skilled, and skilled labor isn’t cheap!”

MIYC’sNewHours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

11:30am - 2:30pm

Tuesday - Sat. Wednesday - Sat. Every Sunday Every Sunday Tuesday - Sat.

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

Sunday Lite Fare 3pm - 7pm


11:30am - 2:30pm

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Marketing & Communications

February was a busy month for our team. We started reviewing other FCYC Yacht Club websites and providing feedback as our new website is being developed. Logo We also discussed our Logo. No, we are not changing the logo! In developing templates, we discovered that we don’t have the names of each of the colors in our logo. There are various versions with different colors foating around. We have established the colors, and are working to have the logo developed in various formats. For example, a .jpg is

Michelle Hennessy

good for our website, but for printing or embroidery, it takes a different format. We hope to have all formats in early May. The committee will then develop guidelines for use — proper spacing, with or without words, preferred fonts, etc. Help Wanted Data Analyst - Do you like Data? Do you know someone who does? The Communications Team is looking for someone to analyze our email data and provide feedback on items such as: best time of day to send emails, Open Rates, Click-through Rates, etc. I believe this would take approximately one hour per week. If you’re interested, please contact me, Michelle Hennessy. Anchorlines New Email Please send all articles to our new email address: Please update your address book and

send future articles to this address. Michelle Hennessy, Chairperson

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MIYC's Community Relations

1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, Florida 34145 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

Dwyn Von Bereghy

Our Daily Bread is 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 Community Outreach We are so very pleased to announce that the Marco Island Yacht Club is adding to our Community Outreach Program the 501c3 organization “For The Love Of Cats”! They are dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned cats and kittens in our community. This includes assisting low income families with emergency and wellness veterinary care, subsidizing adoption fees, and start-up supplies for senior animals to senior citizens. They have also expanded their care for dogs and puppies as well. Cooking Oil- small bottles please Mayonnaise & Mustard- small jars Macaroni and Cheese Canned Protein Meals – Beef stew, Chili, Canned Pasta We will have a donation basket in the lobby along with our donation basket for the food pantry. We ask that you donate MEDIUM sized bags of cat and dog food. Brands like Purina or other high quality food would be appreciated. We will list monthly any other items such as blankets, toys, etc. that may be needed. As always, your generosity will be greatly appreciated.


Blessing of the Fleet


Blessing of the Fleet


Valentine’s Day & Dance DINNER & A Valentine’s Dinner and Dance was held on Sunday, February 14 th in the Harbour Room. A themed dinner was served, and music for listening and dancing was provided by Rosetta Stone.

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The initial ”Wine Down Wednesday” was held on February 10, 2021. Cost of the meal was $50 for two entrees and two complimentary glasses of wine.

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Flags for Heroes Opening Ceremony

After months of planning by the Rotary Club of Marco Island Noontime and nearly 50 community volunteers as well as generous businesses such as Techtronics who supplied the professional AV system and Sunshine Ace Hardware who donated equipment to mount the display, the Flags for Heroes nearly 300 flags were a breathtaking site to see and ready for the Opening Ceremony Monday, February 15 th , Presidents’ Day. Each flag had a medallion with the names of the sponsor and their hero: Veteran, Police Officer, Volunteer, Healthcare Worker, First Responder, Teacher, Family Member, Friend, Sweetheart… At 4:30 the Marco Island Yacht Club members, the event’s biggest sponsor, poured onto the event site for photo opp’s with the flags and their banner honoring all their veterans. Approximately 200 audience members continued to arrive on the ceremony grounds and at 4:50 the entire Marco Police Force arrived in parade formation in their squad cars with sirens singing and lined up along San Marco Road. The officers then impressively marched into position in formation as the crowd cheered. Jim Richards, Bill Young and the Police Foundation generously sponsored the honoring of

our police officer heroes. Jim and Allyson Richards also sponsored AL’s Pals who do amazing humanitarian volunteer work for a myriad of community needs as well as being great helpers in the mounting of our flags display. At 5:00, distinguished Master of Ceremonies, Alan Sandlin, graciously welcomed and thanked the sponsors, heroes and guests and appropriately opened the ceremony with George Washington’s Prayer for the Nation followed by the Lely High School Junior ROTC presentation of the colors. As the audience, led by Alan & Linda Sandlin, sang the final phrases of the Star Spangled Banner, 23-year Navy Commander, Mick Thorstenson, flew overhead making three passes to honor our heroes and fallen heroes. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, City Council Chair, Jared Grifoni, gave a beautiful presentation officially proclaiming February 14-19 as Flags for Heroes Week. Another highlight of the evening was a moving video displayed on two huge screens titled “Old Glory.” There was hardly a dry eye in the audience. The ceremony closed with Taps by Craig Greusel and Mr. Sandlins’ final words, “God bless you and God bless America.”


MIYC Veterans List

Editors Note: We have an addition to our MIYC Veterans List. Jim Gerry, an Equity Member, also served his country as a Lieutenant in the US Navy from 1964 through 1967. Jim, thank you for your service!


SUPER BOWL LV February 7, 2021 February 7, 21


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31

Kansas City Chiefs 9

At February’s Twilight Golf, Bob Winterhalter won “Oscar” for Closest to the Pin on Hole #4. Overall team winners were Bruce/Melanie

A great Sunday afternoon was spent with approximately 30 well distanced and masked attendees at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Patti Cohen, along with Marguerite and John Steeves and Lois Dixon, were official greeters and helpers. We watched in amazement as Quarterback Tom Brady, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, again did his job to flatten the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.

At February's Twilight Golf, Bob Winterhalter won "Oscar" for Closest to the Pin on Hole #4. Overall team winners were: Bruce/Melanie Kraemer, Henry Stanley and Carri Kendall. In March, the added format will be "Luck of the Draw" (best Team score of Holes 2&8 and 4&7)

Kraemer, Henry Stanley and Carri Kendall. In March, the added format will be “Luck of the Draw”. At February’s Twilight Golf, Bob Win halter won “Oscar” for losest to th Pin on H le #4. Ov rall team winners were Bruce/Melanie Kraemer, Henry Stanley and Ca ri Kendall. In March, the added format will be “Luck of the Draw” (best Team score of Holes, 2&8 and 4&7.

Chef Bob presented a wonderful super bowl menu with something delicious for everyone. The short ribs were amazing. The wait staff was as busy as the football players dispensing drinks and serving food. Thank you for all who attended to make this spirited Sunday a success.

Comedy Night at MIYC! Comedian Frank Del Pizzo performed at the Club to a sell-out crowd on Saturday, February 27. He kept the guests in stitches during his presentation. Several in the audience were the target of his humor, but it was all part of the fun evening. Frank ended his performance to a standing ovation.


Our Bridge's solemn Colors Ceremony was enhanced on Friday, February 26th as we awarded the medallions to our Club Members who are Veterans as part of the Noon Rotary Foundation's Flags for Our Heroes Program. Thanks to all of our Members who served their country.

Forgot your website Password? Email Vicki Bretthauer at to have your password reset.


Lunch & Learn: Cooking wi th Chef Bob February 12, 2021

Chef Bob held a cooking class for a group of Club Members on Friday February 12 th and what fun we had! Chef told us all about how to beware of gluten in our foods and how it has crept in since the early 60s when wheat was modifed. We had a three-course lunch of Sauteed Prince Edward Island Mussels, a Grilled Salmon Salad with the MIYC Dressing, Roasted Golden Beets, Blueberries and European Cucumbers and a Fresh Berry Parfait with Gran Mariner Crème Fraiche. Below is Chef’s Recipe for sautéing mussels! Mussels a la Chef Rinse your mussels and pull out any that are opened. Be sure to remove the ‘beard’ from any mussels as it doesn’t taste good. Set the rinsed mussels aside. Drizzle olive oil is a pan along with some fresh chopped garlic. Add some buter and splash of your favorite dry white wine, some lemon juice and some fresh chopped parsley. Steam the mussels in your broth untl the mussels open. Toss any mussels that do not open. Take that frst mussel, eat the cooked fesh then use that mussel shell as your tweezers for the rest of the mussels! (Chef’s Hint!) Save the lef-over broth and use it with noodles…if you have any broth lef. Just have the broth on crusty bread is a treat in itself! Chef also taught us how to make the Club’s House Salad Dressing, but the secret is safe with the atendees!


Day Trip to Island Gypsy MIYC celebrated a beautiful day with a day cruise to Island Gypsy on the Isles of Capri. Over 30 fun seekers arrived by boat or car to enjoy a lovely lunch by the water. This is one of our favorite stops since it is close by and the menu offers fantastic lobster rolls, fish tacos, fresh seafood and more. A tip of the hat to Captains Jeff Comeaux, Rhodie Niblack, and Pete Frazier for taking us aboard. An exciting waterway tour followed & Pelican enjoyed delightful dolphins after lunch...the best calorie free dessert ever! eBlasts will be coming soon for the Scavenger Hunt and the day cruises - don't miss them ♥

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Safety & Training

In this issue, I would like to discuss an especially important part of boating that is too often ignored: Boating Etiquette. With more people boating than ever, and the inland and open sea’s waterways jammed with new and inexperienced boaters, it is more important than ever to know and follow boating’s “rules of the road”. While most of these are written, many are only plain common sense, something that fewer and fewer people seem to have now a days.

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

Most boaters are not even aware that if they are in a boating accident, even if the other party was at fault, they can be considered just as guilty if they had the opportunity to avoid the accident. If you have not already done so, I highly recommend taking a basic boating course such as that offered by the United States Power Squadron. If unable to attend classes, you can even take the course online, working with a course book. Here you will learn basic tools such as those listed below. 1. Boat Handling and Seamanship 4. Basic Navigation and Engine Troubleshooting 2. Regulations, Safe Boating, Marlinspike, and Weather 5. Piloting and Sailing 3. Charts, Aids to Navigation, and Regional boating 6. Navigation Rules, Marine Radiotelephone, and Boat Trailering. In terms of basic etiquette (and even maritime law), examples would be: • When two vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the boat on the right has the right-of-way. • You are responsible for any damage or accidents caused by your wake (so slow down, especially in tight channels where your wake might cause a smaller boat to capsize or cause bodily injury to its occupants.) • When leaving a dock, signal by horn by giving one blast when moving forward, or three blasts when backing (to warn other actve boaters of your intent.)

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Safety & Training


• When passing another boater in a narrow waterway, ask permission by VHF Radio and indicate whether you intend to pass on their port or starboard side (Then pass slowly, just fast enough to overtake and pass them.) • Always observe Slow and No Wake Zones. • Vessels such as sailboats (not under power) always have the right-of-way. • My personal favorite: BIG WINS. (When faced with a larger boat than yours, especially tugs, barges, cruise ships and the like, GET OUT OF THEIR WAY!)

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

One Last thing: We all fly our burgees with pride in acknowledging our club. However, what so many boaters tend to forget, is that this flag is more than a boat decoration. You have a responsibility when displaying the club burgee, as you are now representing the responsibility and etiquette of the entire club and its members. Whether boating alone or with a group, YOU ARE THE CLUB! Until next time, Happy and Safe Boating! Jim Rich - Safety and Training Officer 239-248-4166

Safety News The AED at the Club has a new more convenient home. It is no longer under the bench in front of the elevator. It is now located in an AED box outside of The Administrative Offces. Fleet Surgeon, David Randall has compiled an introduction to the use of the AED. Use the link to the right to view: This Link



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) Bill Wallen (2021) Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Jobe (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022) Susan Hieftje (2023) Angela Holt (2023) Henry Stanley (2023)

202 1 MIYC Commi t t e e s

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 Ellie Everitt Jim Marr Linda Marr Kevin O’Neill Advisory Member Dwyn Von Bereghy Marine Facilities Jim Marr, Chair Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-chair Angela Holt, Co-chair Linda Marr Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter

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 Joan Gorman Kevin Hennessy

Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries Russ Doeringer Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Jon Holt Alice Jobe Carri Kendall Deb Melges Wiebe Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members Vicki Bretthauer Ellie Everitt Michelle Hennessy Linda Marr Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer, Vice Chair Deb deVries

Boating Committee Tom Wentworth, Co-Chair Dwyn Von Bereghy, Co-Chair Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Marr 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 Jeff Comeaux Lee Dorison Kathy Hershberger (MIMA) Cyndee Kennedy Bruce Kraemer Melanie Kraemer Linda Marr Henry Stanley Kelley Wentworth

Community Relations Dwyn Von Bereghy, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin Ship’s Store Deb deVries, Chair Ellie Everitt Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Gerry Gorman Morris Margolis Geoff Walker

Marco Island Yacht Club


FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - East Coast - January 1 2021 FCYC Reciprocals February 1, 021




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.


Ship’s Store Update-March, 2021 Greetings from the Ship’s Store Committee of Deb deVries, Ellie Everitt, Michele Niblack, and the newest member, Kerri Pakalnis. Since the holidays we have had a chance to come together as a group and think through what we want the store to look like and get buy-in from Club leadership. Philosophy -The Ship’s Store look and feel should represent the qualities of the Club itself. We are a yacht Club, we are situated on the finest piece of real estate on the Island, we have a select membership that has high standards for food, service, events and our store should represent the same. Space -We have a very defined space for the store. We are limited on storage. We also give the appearance of being open all the time as the space is not enclosed and most visitors to the Club will walk by the space. Staffng -The Store historically has depended on a large list of volunteers to operate. Managing volunteers is a large job in itself. We decided early on with the help of Club management to train staff members to be able to check people out with their purchases. While this has been a challenge during this time with COVID and other staff changes, we are confident that this is the right step and will get easier as time goes on. Infrastructure -The Club, along with the Ship’s Store, is looking forward to the upgrade from Jonas to Northstar as the Club’s software backbone. We have representation on the Northstar transition team and are excited about the new functionality that will be available to the Ship’s Store. In addition, we have been working on developing a preferred vendor list and ensuring our logo/brand is used correctly. Products -The Ship’s store will carry high end, logo merchandise that represents a boating, yachting lifestyle. We welcome suggestions from the Club membership and are currently developing a list of products we want to make available. Pricing -The Ship’s Store, like the Club itself, is not a “for profit entity”. We are pricing merchandise to break even. We don’t want to lose money, but we are a Club amenity/service and support the Club’s goals. The member discount which the majority of the Club membership enjoy is applicable to Ship’s Store products. The average discount is 10%. Assuming we purchase products at the standard 50% off of suggested retail pricing, we will establish a markup percentage that covers the member discount and is competitive with the industry. It will be different for clothing and hard goods-it will be between 20%-35% depending on if it is soft or hard goods. We will continue to manage the inventory. We want our biggest offering to be when the most members are utilizing the Club. Conversely, we want our least amount of merchandise when the Club membership is not around or off season. Timeline -The new Ship’s Store will open in conjunction with the Riverside Marina in the fall, 2021. In the meantime we will continue to reduce the existing inventory, work on transition to Northstar, research new products that meet our store requirements, and plan to be a part of the festivities of fall, 2021 when the next season starts! Join us for the end of season Clear the Decks Sale on Sunday, March 28, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. No early shopping.


Introducing the state-of-the-art MIYC Riverside Marina Wet Slip Membership

Because market demand for boats over 65 feet has grown substantially over the past 10 years, the inventory of available slips large enough to accommodate them in Naples and south to Marco Island is tight. In addition, and for the same 10-year period, Southwest Florida accounts for a 10% growth in boats 40 to 65 feet. The MIYC Riverside Marina will provide 27 new slips, ranging from 50 to 124 feet. All slips are designed to be a minimum of 24 feet wide.

Wet Slip Memberships Do you know someone who wants to buy a bigger boat, but they don’t know where to keep it? Tell them about our new state-of-the-art Marina! They’ll get a top-of-the-line boat slip and Full Membership in the Club, too! The sales team is ready to answer any questions! Membership sales team: Captain Geoff Fahringer: 239-253-4091 Lee Dorison: 561-756-7375 Ken Gandy: 239-877-3777 Web: MIYC Phone: 239-394-0199

Some slips will have lifts, all slips will have water, electricity, pump-out facilities, lighting and security cameras. A full-time Dockmaster will be on hand for any needed assistance, and each Wet Slip Membership includes Member-ship as a Full Member in the Yacht Club. Construction is slated to begin in 2020, to be completed in early 2021. Because slips are in high demand, now is the time to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind, turn- key, pre-construction investment opportunity.


Make Life Simpler - Pay Your MIYC Bill Online 1. Go to Marco Island Yacht Club online 2. Sign In with your username and password. 3. In the upper right-hand corner, locate Member Central, choose “Member Statements” from the drop down Menu. 4. Click on the link to the statement you would like view/pay. 5. Click on the “Pay Now” Button. 6. Enter the amount you would like to pay and follow the prompts to enter your bank account or credit card information. 7. It’s that easy! Of course, you can make paying your bill even easier by enrolling in Autopay! (See article below or page……) If you’ve forgotten your username or password, please contact Vicki Bretthauer:

Autopay is Fast, Easy, Convenient! There's no easier way to handle monthly bills than with Automatic Payment, and we're happy to announce this time- saving convenience is available at MIYC! 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 10th and the 17th. Your bank account or credit card information is encrypted and stored in a secure system. There is no need for you to enter your data or take action every month. 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: Not “Techy?” 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 were installed at the Club to ensure your data is secure. Questions? Contact Joan Gorman at:

Marco Island Yacht Club


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.

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

Bronze Silver Gold

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 Linda Marr

Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter


All Full Members European, River Cruise , September 2021 September 2-9, 2021 cruise on AMA W aterways' 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 Ceasar 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 800-626-0126, ext. 406, between 10 am and 6:30 pm our time. Check out the fabulous rooms, amenities and itinerary, just click here- AMA Waterways. Look for "COLORS OF PROVENCE",September 2-9, 2021 You can also call or email me directly with any questions. See you Onboard! Jim Rich, Cruise Captain - 239-248-4166 -

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.

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