February 2022 Anchorlines


February 2022

Volume 22:2

Coming MEMBER Events

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.


February 2

Boaters Night


Twilight Golf 8 -13 St. Charles Yacht Club/South Seas Extended Cruise 13 Super Bowl Party 14 Valentines Day Dinner Dance 16 Wine Event 16 Couples Bridge 16-20 Miami Boat Show 17 Fishing Club 18 Evening Colors 19 Blessing of the Fleet 23 Sunset Cruise 24 Book Club 26 (Tentative) Dancing in the Courtyard w/ DJ Memphis

We have a new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcoislandyachtclub

Please “Like” and “Follow” our new page to help share the fun of MIYC. We also hope you’ll “Check In” and share a picture from the club!


It’s Here……..

Our App Is Live in the App Store and GooglePlay! We recently received word that the Marco Island Yacht Club App is now available! Search your device App Store and download today! Apple App: Search for Marco Island Yacht Club and click on “Get” Android users, here’s the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sibisoft.marco


Golf, Anyone? Thursday, Mar. 3 rd Join us for 9 Holes of Golf!

• Tee times begin @ 3pm • Format: Best Ball-Luck of the Draw • Dinner at Club afterwards

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

Contact Alice Jobe by email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wed., Feb. 23 rd Full & Equity Members Welcome

Members of MIYC, It has been a great pleasure holding sway as your Executive Chef at the Marco Island Yacht Club, clearly a very special place. My family and I wish to thank you for your generosity over the years and wish every one of you fair winds and following seas always. Please know that my reasons for moving on have zero to do with ill will or negativity of any kind, just time to take another road and enjoy another travel. As the great Waldo Edson Henderson once said ”Keep going, keep growing”

Please welcome your new Chef, Jono Osbourne. I am sure he will continue to bring the positive energy and excitement to the culinary experience that you have proven to me you enjoy so much. Thanks again for everything. I appreciate you all. Chef Bob.


A Farewell to Chef Bob

Chef Bob Aylwin was honored for his tenure at MIYC at happy hour on Friday January 28th. The Burgee Bar was definitely at capacity to say au revoir to Chef after six plus years on his second tour through our Club. General Manager Mark Felbinger presented Chef with a gift from the Club Membership. Board Secretary Vicki Bretthauer thanked Chef for his help in putting the Club back on

course! The Canasta and Mah Jongg Ladies honored Chef, as well as Chef Member Bob Aber who presented Chef with a HUGE wooden spoon. Member Tom Morrison commented that he would miss Chef Bob's crooning and guitar playing! Chef commented that he would miss us all as he writes the next chapter of his career, that he cherished his time and friendships with all of us, and he is leaving us in the capable hands of Chef Jono.

Included is a picture from the evening as well as a commemorative brick donated by some members in Chef's honor.


Getting to Know You: Our New Executive Chef “Jono” Osburn

Jonathan (“Jono”) Osburn comes from a family of culinarians! He was Managing Partner at two family restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard and ran the kitchen in a well-known night club and at a microbrewery. He and his family also catered many events, including the Monster Shark Tournament –1,500 guests per day for three days! Chef Jono has extensive experience in opening restaurants and designing kitchens (a very helpful skill with our upcoming renovations!)

Chef Jono

Jono later moved south and expanded his culinary skills at The Wilderness Club in Naples and even a stint helping our very own MIYC with banquets one season. Chef Jono has fond memories of our Club, commenting especially on the “nice members there.” He assisted in opening the restaurant and food production facilities at Seed to Table. Jono was also banquet chef at the Quarry Golf Club and chef at the Esplanade Golf and Country Club. He brings a wide range of culinary expertise to his job here, as well as his organizational and creative skills. He graduated from the University of Arizona, has lived in Beaufort, NC; Key West, FL; Martha’s Vineyard, RI; London, England; and speaks three languages. He and his wife have been married for 27 years. They have one son, Parker (25), who attends medical school in Tampa. Jono enjoys fishing and shooting, especially competitive handgun shooting. His favorite music – Blues; Books – historical fiction; and games- backgammon. One day, a trip to Japan would help satisfy his bucket list. He supports Adopt-a-Pet as one of his causes. Chef Jono comes to us on the recommendation of Chef Bob, whom he has known for 20 years. So far, his days at MIYC have been “an adventure while I find my feet”, which dovetails nicely with his personal motto of “learn something every day!” Down the road, Jono would like to assist in the design of a new kitchen here, and continue to build on Chef Bob’s success. Welcome to our MIYC team!

Picture courtesy of Real Photography


February Boaters is Freedom Boat Club! Boaters Night for February 2 nd will feature representatives from the Freedom Boat Club. As you know, our Chairman has arranged for the Freedom Boat Club to position boats in our Marina for the use of MIYC members. The speaker will tell us how the Freedom Boat Club works, the boats they will provide here, and how we will go about checking them out. This is another great asset and activity for our Club! Be sure and get your reservation in soon!

February Sunset Cruise And of course, we have our next Sunset Cruise, one of MIYC’s most popular events, on Wednesday, February 23 rd . Enjoy cocktails on the dock, cruise out to a fabulous Marco sunset, and return for dinner. It's a great way to enjoy our Marco Island weather by joining in on a lovely Sunset Cruise, while your friends up north freeze and rarely see a winter sunset And you get to ride on one of our fellow member’s lovely boats, then return to the Club for a nice dinner together. This event is open to Full, Equity and Trial members.


Carnival Season in New Orleans Mardi Gras is a tradition that can be traced back to medieval times. It is the celebration of life before the somber days of Ash Wednesday and Lent. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It is a time of feasting, frivolity, and frolicking before the six rigorous weeks of fasting during Lent. The Club will be celebrating Mardi Gras on Tuesday, March 1 st . Carnival Season extends from Kings Day (January 6 th ) to Mardi Gras. It starts slowly with King Cake parties in many offices and homes throughout New Orleans. King Cake is a sugary purple, green, and gold frosting-covered coffee cake with a small plastic “baby” inside. The tradition is that whoever gets the piece with the baby has to host the next King Cake party, usually the following week. Carnival in New Orleans builds to a crescendo and culminates during the last 12 days with about 60 parades over

the three-Parish (County) area with 1,000 floats and 600 marching bands. The defining characteristic of Carnival Season are the parades, but it is not the sheer size and number of parades that make Mardi Gras unique. Unlike Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Parade, which are spectacular “spectator” events, Mardi Gras parade watching is a “participating” event. The floats carry a dozen or so costumed members of the krewe, all throwing beads, doubloons, and trinkets. The parade-goers line the parade route, all trying to catch the most “throws,” especially the prized doubloons. We won’t have the floats, but we’ll be parading and dancing throughout the night.

During Mardi Gras weekend (Saturday through Tuesday), there are bands and music playing all over the French Quarter and in all the parades throughout the City. Next to the parades, it is the music that is important. It’s the kind of music where you just can’t sit still, and the streets are full of dancers and “Second Lining.” You will find out what that is at the Club’s Mardi Gras party on March 1 st . Unlike the rest of the year in New Orleans, food does not play a big part in Mardi Gras. It is mostly street food, with Popeye’s fried chicken, Muffulettas, and beer being the most popular. But don’t be concerned, our Chef will have a great Creole and Cajun food menu. Costumes and masks are another hallmark of Mardi Gras. They are most common in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras weekend. They are always colorful and often clever or risqué. The people especially enjoy satire of events and politicians during the preceding year. No person or organization is exempt from ridicule. The question, “What should I wear? What is the theme of Mardi Gras?” usually comes up. The answer is “Anything.” There is no theme to Mardi Gras; it is just nonsense and fun. Dress as anyone or anything that you would like to be or can think of. Nursery rhymes, historical figures, celebrities, and of course, politicians are all excellent sources for ideas. The main idea is that everyone is part of the party, not just attending a party. On Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 1 st , the Club will try to give you a good feeling of what Mardi Gras is like. Come to the Club and get a taste of the music, food, and fun of Mardi Gras. There will be lots of prizes throughout the night. So, make your reservations early and be thinking of your costume. Kathy and Roy Hershberger


Sunday, February 13 th Watch the Super Bowl at MIYC!


Bar Opens – 5:00pm Food Service – 5:45pm

Kickoff – 6:30pm Super Bowl Pool


No Whining About it! We heard it through the Grapevine that many of our members have asked for a better wine program, a more extensive wine list and a more diverse selections of wines….so we are very pleased to announce the MIYC Wine Extravaganza! Thanks to the leadership of Mark, Carrie, the MIYC staff and a small team of members, we are harvesting a VERY EXCITING WINE PROGRAM consisting of three parts!! FIRST — A huge wine sale with great values from the MIYC Vineyard on February 16! Most of our current inventory will be offered for sale AT A SPECIAL SALE EVENT so that we can make room for the new wines. Check your email or the website for all the details! SECOND — Led by Alexander the Grape (alias Gerry Gorman), we have formed a group -- our own wine Sommeliers!!!!! A few of our own members have been asked to help recommend the types and brands of wines we will offer. On February 16, you are invited to a tasting event to give your opinions as well! THIRD — Carol Comeaux is creating a Graphic Design for the New Wine Menu when we debut the new Wine List. The List will have a terrific look, be informative -- describing every wine we offer with suggested food pairings, wine maker notes, flavor profiles. It is time to wine, dine and shine!!! Cheers! Your Wine Sommeliers look forward to seeing you February 16, 4:00 pm , and receiving your recommendations for the new Wine List.

High Tea and Hats Back by popular demand, we will again have a High Tea on Saturday March 5th at 3:00 pm. Diane Shagott, the only couture milliner in SW Florida who is a Marco Resident, will be our featured speaker! She will share with us some of her fantastic hat creations. You don't want to miss this event, especially if you are thinking about ordering a wonderful 'chapeau' for our Annual Hats and Horse Event! She will cover hat creation and also do some fun do’s and don’ts as it relates to size and placement of hats. Feel free to try on the hats she will bring and do take pictures.

Ship's Store Ladies at 2021's Hats & Horses Event

We also will look forward to sampling Chef Jono's creations for this fun event. Deb DeVries will be our hostess for this event!


Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Fleet Review and Blessing of the Fleet is one of the central events of the year for any Yacht Club, even more so for the Marco Island Yacht Club. This is the one time when all Member boats, big and small, can join together in a grand Fleet to celebrate our Club. Everyone loves a parade, and a parade of yachts is something not seen just every day, so it becomes an exciting event for the general public as well, and a great way to publicize our Club. Member Captains sometimes deck their boats out in signal flags, an ancient naval custom called “dressing the ship”. Most everyone makes sure their boats are gleaming from stem to stern, ready to be inspected by the Bridge, the Commodore, and visiting dignitaries. It’s a chance for Captains and crew to show off a bit, and to be part of an exhilarating tradition dating back to the 15 th century or earlier, when ships passed in review before King or Queen to flaunt their might and readiness to do battle. No one is going to war here, but we do take pride in our boats, our Club, and our Country. Captains are greeted on review by the Bridge, and suitable honors are rendered to Captains who are veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces. Spectators will be able to see their fellow Members’ boats on the water in all their glory, and can thrill to patriotic music and a little bit of ceremony. To cap everything, the Fleet will be Blessed by our Chaplin or his representative, and all hands can look forward to a wonderful boating season, launched with Divine approbation. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this important and inspiring event. Captains, register your boats now to be part of the Fleet. Members, sign up for the tasty lunch that Chef has planned. Your Bridge and I look forward to reviewing your boat, and taking your salute to our shiny new Club and Marina! Tom Wentwoirth – Commodore


MIYC Book Club Thursday, February 24 th , 12:00 noon Our February book selection is The Lincoln Highway , by Amor Towles. Deb deVries is our presenter.

In The Lincoln Highway , eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska in June 1954 by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Please join us for a delightfully entertaining presentation by Deb deVries and a book- themed luncheon creation by Chef Jono. MIYC Book Club Selections March – May March (31st) On the Night of a Blood Moon , by local resident Peter Karl. Peter Karl, presenter. April (28th) Empire of Pain , by Patrick Radden Keefe. Kathleen Douglas, presenter. May (26th) The Daughters of Yalta , by Catherine Grace Katz. Val Bilbrey, presenter. The MIYC Book Club meets the LAST Thursday of each month; at 12:00 noon for presentation and lunch/table discussions, followed by dessert and group discussion. Please feel free to invite your friends!


Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Meeting Dates 2022-2024





Tampa Yacht & Country Club Marco Island Yacht Club


March 11-13 May 13-15

Marco Island Vero Beach Punta Gorda Daytona Beach

Vero Beach Yacht Club

July 7-9

Isles Yacht Club

September 8-10 November 11-13

Halifax River Yacht Club


Bradenton Yacht Club Eau Gallie Yacht Club


January 13-15 March 10-12,

Indian Harbor Beach

St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club

Panama City

May 12-14


July 7-9

September 8-10 November 10-12



January 12-14


For Your Information

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

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


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.

February 2022 Calendar FY 2022 Calendar Cruise Schedule

FCYC Reciprocal List MIYC Facebook Page Mediterranean Cruise - Sept. 2022

Members Recruiting Members Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2022! The Recruiting Member and new Member each receive a $100 gift certificate to use for food and beverage on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Evening or at Sunday Brunch as long as joining fees were paid. Bring us new Members and celebrate with them!



Henry Stanley (2023) Kevin Hennessy (2024) Jim Rich (2024) Paul Soden (2024)

Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Jobe (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022) Susan Hieftje (2023) Angela Holt (2023)


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


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




Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Russ Doeringer

Boating Committee Ship’s Store

Building and


Gerry Gorman, Chair

Tom Wentworth,

Deb deVries, Chair

Bruce Kraemer David Caruso Bill Schroeder Nancy Worman


Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce

Joanne Chute

Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Ellie Everitt Cloe Gerri


Meredith Downton Jon Holt

Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison

Dominic Sergi John Steeves

Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Business Process

Membership Sales & Administration Vicki Bretthauer, Chair

Jon Holt Alice Jobe



Jim Rich


Michelle Hennessy, Joan Gorman, Co-Chair Deb Melges Wiebe Ray Rosenberg

Mark Felbinger, Co-Chair Cookie Metzler

Bill Schroeder Paul Soden Geoff Walker

Cynthia Hultquist


Carrie Brooks, Front of

Kerri Pakalnis Joanne Sergi

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje Linda Marr Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-Chair

House Manager

Membership Hospitality

Karen Esala, Finance Pat Riddiford


Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,


Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members:

Ed Gerri

Community Relations Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker


Jan Rich

Vicki Bretthauer

Vice Chair

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Ellie Everitt

Ed Gerri

Angela Holt, Co-Chair Gary Wegner

Michelle Hennessy MA Harlacker

Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Human Resources Kevin Hennessy, Chair

Denise Morrison

Tom Sessa Geoff Walker

Bob Colangelo

Marguerite Steeves M.A. Harlacker Diana Winterhalter Alice Jobe Susan Smith

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

General Manager - Mark Felbinger ext. 302 gm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Jono Osburn ext. 305 chef@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Contributions to Anchorlines - email

anchorlines@marcoislandyachtclub.net Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Dining Room/Food & Beverage Manager - Carrie Brooks Ext. 308

MIYC Dockmaster - Mike Davey cell 630-329-1985

CarrieB@marcoislandyachtclub.net Banquets/Special Events - Pamela Dorr ext. 304

dockmaster@marcoislandyachtclub.net MIMA Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531



Membership Sales & Administration - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303 membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net




It sure has been an exciting start to the year! And the remainder of the year is shaping up to be every bit as interesting and exciting. Get ready to take advantage of all the Club has to offer! February starts off with Boater's Night on February 2nd. Vice Commodore Stanley has arranged for Freedom Boat Club to present their program. We have negotiated a special discount for MIYC members joining Freedom Boat Club. And, we have two boats on site for use by Freedom Boat Club members. Be sure to come to the Boater's Night to learn about the program and to sign up! This program is an exclusive arrangement between the MIYC and Freedom Boat Club for our members.

February boating activity continues with an extended cruise to St. Charles Yacht Club and South Seas, Blessing of the Fleet and ends with the February Sunset Cruise. Check out the calendar elsewhere in this month's Anchorlines for more activities! Membership has continued to increase. We have capped our Social Membership category and have individuals on the waiting list! Our Full Membership category is within a handful of being capped and will probably be capped by the end of February at the rate we continue to see new member interest. If you are at the Club and see a new face, be sure to welcome them! As reported elsewhere in the Anchorlines, we have hired a new Chef. Chef Jono has been 'on deck' since mid-January. If you were at the January Boater's Night, you were treated to a sample of his cooking. We also gave members a chance to say 'farewell' to Chef Bob at the end of January. Chef Bob has agreed to be available if we need some added help from time to time, so you might see him around. However, Chef Jono is settling in, and I am quite pleased with the transition! Finally, let me comment a bit about our reservation and cancellation policy. You may have seen an e-blast recently from General Manager Mark Felbinger on this subject. We have also included it elsewhere in this Anchorlines. As our membership increases, we naturally see increased demand on the dining facility. It is more important than ever to make reservations for the Club. Reservations enable us to make sure we have adequate food prepared, we have adequate staff lined up, and that we can provide the service levels we all expect from the Club. We also, as noted in General Manager Mark's e-blast, have a policy that charges members who do not cancel reservations. The cancellation policy has different parameters, depending on the type of event and how close to the event the reservation is cancelled. The policy has been in our house rules for several years. When individuals do not show up or cancel at the last minute, we end up with wasted food (an issue in today's supply chain challenges), and we pay for extra staffing levels. Your Board of Directors reviewed the reservation and cancellation policies before they were published. The Board also directed the Club to begin enforcing the charges for last minute cancellations and no-shows. I do understand that there may be extenuating circumstances from time to time, but the number of last-minute cancellations and 'no-shows' is becoming a problem. So, please review the policies, take time to make reservations, and alert the Club in a timely manner if you are not able to honor the reservation. Dave Everitt Dave Everitt


Vice Commodore

February Boaters Night on Tuesday, February 2 nd features information about the Freedom Boat Club and their agreement with MIYC. February Sunset Cruise is on Wednesday, the 23 rd . See more information about both these events on Page 7.


Deborah Stuart ASID 203-247-3018 christman1357@yahoo.com

Interior Design By Appointment


Membership Look for an email early this month to see who won the ROSTER PHOTO CONTEST! The count will be taken on February 6 th, so you still have a little time to get your ‘mug shot’ into the roster. Seriously, with your membership card on your mobile phone as part of our app, you really do need to have a photo in the roster! The waitlist for Social is in place, and if we keep adding members at the rate we are, we will have a waitlist for Full membership by the end of the month! This is the favorite part of my column - to introduce you to new members and those members who are upgrading! So, here we go!

Vicki Bretthauer Bretthauer

First, Joseph & Latayah Benedetti , Warren & Patricia Carmichael and Paul & Irene Soden all upgraded from Full to Equity! Dan “Doc” & Brooke Franklin joined us as Full members after being Trial members! Renee Geatches & Todd Schneider have returned to us as Full members. Stephen & Lisa Longenecker have joined the Club as Non-Res Full members on a referral from Steve & Judy Aldrovandi. Heidi Darrow is our first member as part of the Freedom Boat Club. Refer to other articles in this issue about our relationship with Freedom Boat Club. It sure is a terrific way to have use of a boat without owning a boat! Dorothea Rosner & daughter Heather Kroeger joined us as Full members. Dorothea is a concert pianist and gave an impromptu performance on our piano on the day they joined! We are certainly recruiting new members who will be performing in next season’s Talent Show. Lawrence & Wendy Wilt are joining us as Non-Res Full members on a referral from Melanie & Bruce Kraemer. Tyler & Hannah Hartman , Bob & Janet Perro and John Schultz all joined us as Trial members so when you see their red nametags, please go introduce yourself! For that matter, be sure to introduce yourselves to anyone whom you do not recognize! With over 80 new and returning memberships in the past year, there is a lot of new folks around the Club! We are looking into planning another progressive Fla-mingle Dinner so stayed tuned to your Club emails about upcoming events to meet new members. Please be sure to welcome everyone aboard!


Marketing & Communications

The Communications Committee hosted two information/training sessions in January on the website and the App. Members who attended commented that they learned a lot and are loving both! We have two sessions scheduled on February 4 and February 10 at 1 pm. If you have questions about navigating the website or the App, how and where to find calendar information, documents, making a reservation, etc., we hope you will make a reservation and bring your device!

Reserving online helps the Staff have "Real-Time" reservation information! Last month I listed out the various kinds of reservations: First, and most important, there are several kinds of reservations, and it is important to understand the differences: • Dining Reservations - (Everyday Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner are considered Dining) These can be made online anytime. Everything else is considered an "Event." • Special Events - (Holidays, Boaters Night, Wine & Dine) The reservation schedule will be announced 45 days before the event. We are working toward using a feature when there is a choice of menu items - you may be prompted to make your menu choice when you make your reservation - for every one you include in your reservation. Making these selections ahead of time will help the chef in purchasing. • Signature Events - (Welcome Back, New Year's Eve Party, Hats & Horses) The reservation schedule will be announced 60 days in advance. • Cruises - will still be managed with the Cruise Captain, and you select your menu choice if there is one. Second, when you make a reservation and are including others if they are members , it is essential to include the other members' names, including your spouse, in your reservation (instead of just "guest"). Doing this helps to avoid duplicate reservations. And your member friend will see the reservation on the website and on the App under "My Reservations." If you have comments or questions on the website or App, drop me an email - mishyd1@comcast.net. I hope to see you on February 4! Michelle Hennessy Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee


Safety & Training The App Every Boater Should Have

It wasn’t long ago that a boater had very few safety and navigational resources available other than paper charts (usually out of date), reference books, satellite phones, and local knowledge. With the technology of Marine GPS and Electronic Charting, a whole new world has opened to even the most novice boater. In addition, the creation of incredibly informative and sophisticated APPS has provided even another layer of tools at one’s fingertips. For the boater, there are APPS for the weather including radar, wind speed and direction, precipitation, etc. Then there are APPS for sea conditions such as tides, wave height, direction of waves, and even time between swells. These are all very useful for both the recreational and commercial boater.

Jim Rich

However, when push comes to shove and you require practical or emergency assistance, there is one APP that I highly recommend every boater should have: “The United States Coast Guard”. In addition to a handy Emergency Assistance tab, there are nine other great educational options you can tap on: • Report pollution • Review safety equipment • NOAA buoys • Report suspicious activity • State by state boating information • File float plan • Report Hazard • Request safety check • Rules of the road In every category is a wealth of information! Of course, this is not to say you should give up your VHF, paper charts, manuals, weather forecasts, and especially common sense. I am a firm believer in redundancy when it comes to safety equipment and information. This APP is one of the best, and its free! Simply look for the “App Store” icon on your phone and tap to open. Then tap again on “search” and type “United States Coast Guard”. Tap once more on the Coast Guard icon, and you’re done. All the information above is at your fingertips! Until next time, safe and happy boating! Jim Rich, Safety and Training Officer


Fleet Surgeon

First Aid Kits Many sources offer handy, pre-made first aid kits. The first question should be with regard to one’s sort of boating. Those TV guys on, “Deadliest Catch,” need greater preparedness than for riding around one of those floating tiki huts putting around Naples Bay. Of course, that depends on your captain and how many of those tasty blue Curacao Tipsy Gypsy drinks that you have had.

The second consideration is that old saw that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of curse. We have all been guilty of stupid boater tricks at one time or another. But some basic things to avoid are: • I love flip flops, yet they make a poor boat shoe. Their soles like to snag on things (trip hazard), and they offer little foot protection from cleats and other things • Keep, “a hand for you and a hand for the boat.” Particularly when on deck, use one hand to carry things and one hand firmly attached to a handrail. • Spray sunscreen offers handy application but also makes a nifty deck lubricant. To avoid slips and falls consider spraying it on the aft to keep the deck clear. Of course, Hawaii and a number of islands have banned the most popular sunscreen chemical as they kill reefs so one wonders about the effect of hosing down the nearby water with this stuff. Traditional zinc oxide and titanium dioxide physically block the sun (plus give you that nifty white lifeguard look) and avoid this risk. • Many MIYC boats have significant tonnage. Do not plan to hold it on a dock with a line on a windy day or attempting to intercede between a piling and vessel with your arms or legs. OK, the gas dock guys all do this, but they are also 17 and think they know everything. Most all kits will have Band – Aids of standard sizes and having larger ones would be prudent as well. Telfa is a nonstick bandage (in varying sizes) with a surface similar to a Band – Aid. A box of 4” x 4” gauze pads is good as well. Kerlix gauze and Coban provide good wraps; the former is often found in pre – made kits.


Fleet Surgeon

Antibiotic ointment works well for cuts and abrasions. Contrary to popular lore, wounds do not need to breathe or have air exposure. This just leads to dryness, crusting, and delayed healing. Truly, plain Vaseline works as well but does not offer the warm and fuzzy of antibiotic ointment. Triple – antibiotic ointment contains Neosporin, which can lead to a bad allergic skin rash in the area; bacitracin offers a better alternative. The American College of Surgeons initiated the Stop the Bleed program after identifying hemorrhage as a leading preventable cause of death. They (and of course Amazon and many others) offer small kits that will supplement items in a basic first aid kit. The main components are (1) an easy – to – use tourniquet, and (2) a material called Quick Clot. The latter is a gauze that can stop minor bleeding or, in the event of a severe laceration, be packed into the wound and compressed with hands and body weight. Time spent reviewing their website https://www.stopthebleed.org/ They offer kits, links to training, and other info. This would be a good thing to have on any boat.

Boaters (even without any blood alcohol level) have been known to slip and fall. The SAM splint comes in a roll and is comprised of foam padding and a malleable aluminum strip. These fit most any bone or joint; Kerlex or Coban secure them well. Rolled up newspaper, a padded board, and a multitude of other materials provide a similar rigid surface to accomplish the mission. https://www.sammedical.com/products/sam- splint?variant=32444250292333

Surgeons all know the phrase that, “the solution to pollution is dilution.” This includes peroxide or, better yet, sterile water to flush the heck out of a wound. Bottled water works fine in a pinch and should be around in case one splashes gasoline or high – test vodka in the eye. Many yacht clubs have a dearth of young younger people and spring chickens. An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is never a bad consideration to have around for this age group. CPR does not help all that much but the right application of electricity after a cardiac arrest saves lives. These devices talk you through everything, advise when to push the button to administer a shock, and tells people not to touch the victim during its delivery. A quick internet search yields a plethora of companies looking to sell you a refurbished device (what your Fleet Surgeon has) for $600 - $800 or so. A worthwhile investment even on your pontoon boat or RV! Medications to consider include (again, depending on your type of cruising): • Pain meds: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve) • Antihistamines: loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and others • Hydrocortisone for rashes, poison ivy exposure • Sea sickness (all best before nauseated): dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), meclizine (Antivert, Bonine), Scopalamine patches (prescription), Ondansetron (Zofran – (prescription) • Stomach and gastrointestinal: loperamide (Imodium), bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto – Bismol)


Fleet Surgeon

• Swimmer’s ear drops or 50 – 50 mix of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol in a dropper to apply to the ear as long as there is no suspicion of a ruptured ear drum such as after cliff diving or performing a “cannonball!” One has the option of taking along a cruising medicine book and a search at Amazon or similar websites can yield options.

Pre-made kits offer another option and their contents can be viewed online. Yours truly would be happy to look one over with you as well. The American College of Emergency Physicians has an article on the topic as well: https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/article/health--safety-tips/home-first-aid-kit Boat US: https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice-archive/2019/august/your- essential-on-board-first-aid-kit-for-any-boat

West Marine: https://www.westmarine.com/marine-first-aid-kits

Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/store/first-aid- supplies?scode=PSG00000E017&gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9EpD9kIj8zjWjXgaOX4MpWNnUYQJfl fdsUUxWbo6pR5SGPFH4mIqixoCFcEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

To read another article submitted by Dr. David Randall, click on the following link: A Brief History of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine


Ship’s Store Update Greetings from the Ship’s Store staff of Deb deVries, Ellie Everitt, Michele Niblack, Kerri Pakalnis, and Joanne Chute. We are pleased to announce the addition of Cloe Gerri to the Ship’s Store Committee. Cloe has experience with business and accounting software, and we are very excited to have her a part of the committee as we continue to learn how to navigate Northstar. She is enthusiastic, smart, and willing! We continue to get good feedback on the honor system. The most difficult aspect is to record all of the information requested but we are all finding our way! While we are still in process with understanding and documenting all processes and procedures, we have figured out a way for employees to purchase merchandise! Mark Felbinger will describe how this will work with all of the staff. I am happy to announce that Carrie Brooks is looking at our local supplier of many of our product lines for staff shirts. I am happy as Sunshine Stitchers has been a great partner. We are doing a fair amount of “special order” items – usually items in a size we are out of or sometimes a different color. We feel this option is in keeping with our member amenity philosophy. We can’t guarantee that we can get you the item you want but we will certainly try. We have a “wish list” book next to the terminal where you can write down items you would like in a different size and also items you think we should consider for the Ship’s Store. We do carry Member only items such as 12”, 14”, 16” Burgees, Club pins, Club bullions, Club ties and we special order Bridge shirts for members. Those items are not on display. Please ask about these items by contacting any of the Ship’s Store Committee. Please check out our new merchandise - cute “skorts” for women - perfect for golfing, tennis, or walking! And we received a line of “shorts” for the men. In addition, we received some more Gill outerwear that appears to be very popular. Also, really cute “flip flops” with a white logoed ribbon! And more martini glasses are on the way – we can’t seem to keep enough of those on hand! Thank you all for your kind words of support and enthusiasm for the Ship’s Store merchandise! Deb deVries



Getting to Know You: MIYC's Dedicated and Hard-working Full-time Servers Last month we introduced three Full-Time Servers. This month we have photos of these three hard-working ladies.

Kathy Tummarello

Debra Welsh

Marla Hurst

Reservations Please! To help Chef and his staff to prepare and deliver exceptional meals and service, we ask that you place your reservation at least three (3) days in advance. For Special Events, we ask that you make your reservations and meal selections (if applicable) three (3) days in advance. Doing so is a tremendous help in making sure we have your choices on hand. As you know, Chef Bob will always honor vegan/vegetarian or special meal requests, but again, please provide that information in advance when making your reservation.


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 10:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable fun! As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge. Contact Coordinator Peggy Frazier with questions or if you need to change the time. Ph: 906-227-7625 email: frazier@chartermi.net

The February 2022 Winner of the “Big Boy” Award is Mike Rizzo with a 32” Snook caught at Coon Key.

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday Feb. 17 th Lunch & Discussion – 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Barr to discuss: • Fishing reports from off-shore and from backwater • Updates on Fishing Trip to Costa Rica: March 7-12, 2022 • Fine Tune: Tarpon Fishing Trip to Islamorada – Spring 2022 • Fine Tune local fishing dates around Marco Please RSVP to Jeff at Comeaux411@icloud.com by Tuesday Feb. 15 th

Ladies Bridge Every Wednesday at Noon

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



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

MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Email Bob Winterhalter at robertswinterhalter@gmail.com for more information.

Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com to get on the list.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Weekly on Tuesday Optional lunch at 11:30, play at 12:30 pm Mah Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. RSVP to Linda Spell at lindabrownspell@gmail.com

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


New Year’s Eve December 31, 2021

To view more photos from New Year’s Eve, click on the following link which takes you to Flikr. When you get to Flikr, select “You”, then scroll down to “Albums”. You can choose New Year’s Eve or Commodore’s Ball to view photos from these events. https://www.flickr.com/photos/miyc1400/albums


January 22, 2022

To view more photos from the Commodore’s Ball, click on the following link which takes you to Flikr. When you get to Flikr, select “You”, then scroll down to “Albums”. You can choose Commodore’s Ball or New Year’s Eve to view photos from these events. https://www.flickr.com/photos/miyc1400/albums


Extended Cruise to Naples Sailing & Yacht Club: January 2022

Seas the day with the MIYC......Are you ready to cruise..eat...talk...laugh...smile....and have a good time? Cruises are always an adventure, but so worth it! We decided to add a day to our Staycation by departing on Monday to avoid the winds on Tuesday. It is, of course, pleasure boating! Setting sail were the Fraziers, (Pelican), the Wallens (Flamingo), Gakers (Doma's Hideaway), Don Harty (Belle- Rose), and Nelsons (Change Order). We departed from the marina with beautiful seas, missing several of our yachts due to owners or boats being out of commission. Upon arrival we had a lovely Potluck after Docktails at the NSYC. On Tuesday we did some serious shopping on 3rd & 5th with a stop at Kilwin's for Peggy's taste of Mackinac Island. Tom W. had arranged for us to have dinner at Albertos where we were joined by Metzlers. Gakers discovered friends from home at the restaurant which added to the fun. Wednesday was another beautiful day so we boarded Pelican for a tour of Port Royal to pick out our preferred house and also stopped by Hamilton Harbor to see what the new owners were up to. We even had a few dolphins escorting us! Next was the scrumptious Seafood Buffet at the NSYC with whole lobsters and an incredible enormous buffet from starters to desserts with hot and cold dishes of freshly prepared seafood. The Metzlers, Heckenlaibles, Gormans, and Krepelkas joined us for the feast, and those who had not attended previously were amazed at the gourmet selections. On Thursday 37 Day Cruisers joined us for a luncheon with Geoff Walker(Lily) and Tom Morison (Infinity) providing water transportation and some day-cruisers riding back on the extended cruise boats. Port Captain Melanie recruited Captain Clacton for the sunset cruise which was terrific. We always need and welcome participation in the day and sunset cruises. We can help you get a Vessel Safety Check and you will enjoy taking fellow members aboard. We are looking forward to having you join us next year at this wonderful nearby home staycation!


EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! FIRST TIME AT TWILIGHT GOLF A “HOLE-IN-ONE” ON JAN. 6 TH By Leanne, Patti Cohen’s daughter. The winning team, comprised of Harvey/Patti Cohen, Leanne Christopher and Ed Gerri, had a score of 30 (Par is 31) and received a MIYC logo Titleist golf ball. New Members John/Susan Gawkowski joined the golfers for an afternoon and evening of camaraderie and met several members from Michigan. Pictured from left to right are Harvey Cohen, Ed Gerri, Patti Cohen and Leanne Christopher.

Leanne’s ball in the cup for a Hole in One!

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Marco Island Power Squadron (now rebranded as America’s Boating Club) offer many excellent classroom and online courses on a variety of boating topics. Currently, there are new classes being offered by the Power Squadron for September 2021 through March 2022. Click on the link below for course information*. To register, contact Ted Reiss at his email address: capttedr@yahoo.com Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (America's Boating Club) https://marcoboatingclub.org/


THE MARCO ISLAND YACHT CLUB Is Proud to Offer (another) TRIP OFA LIFETIME Join fellow Full and Equity Club Members on a 12-day prestigious “Oceania” Mediterranean Cruise from Islanbul, Turkey to Rome, Italy September 14-26, 2022 Don’t Delay! Book now and join the 36 other Yacht Club members who already have reserved staterooms! For complete trip overview including itinerary, staterooms, pricing, air options, shore excursions, etc., please click on the following link. Oceania Cruises 12-days from Istanbul, Turkey to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Anyone interested should contact Jim Rich IMMEDIATELY for details and/or reservations: EMAIL: catman1048@gmail.com Note: Additional perks and fare discounts are contingent on the number of rooms we book.

Booking Information: If you don’t have any questions for me and are ready to book, please email our representative Stacey at: Stacey.Finnegan@crucon.com

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

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