February Anchorlines 2021


February 2021

Volume 21:2

Presentation & Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 6, 2021 Come to the Club for a fun and Festive Ceremony. Sign up your boat or just come to watch! The Fleet will assemble at 10am. The Boat P arade will pass the Club beginning at 11am. Lunch to Follow Music by Sun DJ Drinks and Cocktails at Your Seat Lunch will be Served Captains - Register your boat to participate: Jeff Comeaux , 847-951-3400 or comeaux411@icloud.com Make your lunch reservation now . (Separately from your Boat Registration) Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your reservation or email us at: receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

February 2021

Volume 21:2

Sunday, February 7th Watch the Super Bowl at MIYC!

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Bar Opens - 5:00pm Food Service - 6:45pm

Kickoff - 6:30pm Super Bowl Pool

A Night of Tribute to the Marrs Join us for a Special Boaters Night Program - February 3rd Cocktails at 6:00pm Dinner at 7:00pm

Fellow members, please join in a Special Tribute to our dear friends Jim and Linda Marr, as they prepare to make a permanent move to their Missouri home to be closer to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Instead of a normal Boaters Night speaker, we will take this opportunity to share our personal memories and give Jim and Linda the recognition and gratitude they so richly deserve for their countless contributions to MIYC.

A gourmet meal will be served by Chef Bob. Get your reservations in early…Don’t miss it!

Cheers, Henry Stanley Rear Commodore Make your reservation now! Masks required for entry and to be worn except for eating and drinking. Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your reservation or email us at receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net!

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Sunday, February 14, 2021 Cocktails: 5:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm Entertainment by: Rosetta Stone Attire: Yacht Club Smart Dress For reservations, call 239-394-0199 or email receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Day Cruise to the Island Gypsy, Isles of Capri Monday, February 8, 2021 (Full and Equity Members) Arrive by boat — Arrive by car. Come to the Island Gypsy Cafe for waterside seating. Plan on arriving at the Cafe by 11:30am. Please send an email to frazier@chartermi.net to confrm your participation — reservations limited . In your email inform the following: • Members bringing their boat - Please state how many members you can take. • Members without a boat - Please state if you would like to go by boat. • Members driving - Please advise if you would like to carpool .

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It’s Comedy Night at MIYC! Saturday, February 27 Mark your calendar - for dinner and a night of comedy! We can’t think of a better time to enjoy the gift of laughter with celebrated comedian Frank Del Pizzo! Frank’s unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought-after act by the nation’s top comedy clubs. The New Jersey native keeps audiences in stitches with his true-to-life stories and irreverent perspective. His hilarious routines have entertained audiences from New York to Las Vegas. Get ready for an evening of fantastic food and non-stop fun! Everyone will remain at their tables for Frank’s show.

Dinner Menu and price to follow. Reserve now! Call 239-394-0199 or reply to this email! Masks require for entry and everywhere in the Club, except while eating and drinking.


Fishing Club Thursday , February 18th Lunch - 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet again for lunch at the Burgee Bar. We will use very careful Covid guidelines to ensure our safety. At the luncheon, we will discuss: • 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, February 16 th 847.951.3400 or Comeaux411@icloud.com Make your reservation now. 239-394-0199 (Masks required for entry and when not eating or drinking.) MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday, February 24 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm Begin play Contact Bob Winterhalter by phone at 239-389-0825 or email robertswinterhalter@gmail.com for more information.

Marco Island Yacht Club


MIYC Book Club Thursday, February 25 th Noon The Splendid and the Vile Presented by Kevin Hennessy

Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, an informative presentation and lively discussion: 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM . Book Club will meet next on Thursday, March 25 th . Defending Jacob will be presented by Denise Schwartzman.

Reservations: 239-394-0199

MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson ma34145@comcast.net 239.821.7081

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Twilight Golf Thursday, February 4 th Join us for 9 holes of Golf !

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

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

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Full and Equity Members Put Twilight Golf - February 4 th on your calendar!

Upcoming Twilight Golf RSVP Dates DATE OF PLAY DEADLINE TO RSVP Thursday, February 4, 2021 —— Thursday, March 4, 2021 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Getting to Know You - Maritza Torres Our Hard-Working Housekeeper

By MA Harlacker Meet the person responsible for our extremely clean and sanitized MIYC – Maritza Torres! Maritza was born in Havana, Cuba, and earned her bachelor’s degree there. She has two children, ages 29 and 17, loves to cook and listen to music, and currently resides in Naples, FL. Her prior job experiences include working as a housekeeper and at Burger King, and as a supervisor at Bayfront Inn. Her days at our Club are active and busy, with her hard work, attention to details, and willingness to help others. When not at the Club, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to folk music, reading adventure books, watching comedy movies, and sampling Italian food. Maritza strives for a healthy lifestyle and improvement in her English. The causes she focuses on are child abuse and Breast Cancer Awareness. And keeping us all clean and safe at the Yacht Club!

MIYC’sNewHours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

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

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

Wednesday - Sat.

Every Sunday Every Sunday

Sunday Lite Fare

3pm - 7pm

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Commodore I’m sure everyone was as disappointed as Cinda and I were with the cancellation of the Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball, yet it was necessary to protect the health and safety of our members and staff. Please know we’re working with Member Events to determine the best opportunity to reschedule, and will communicate plans as they come together. On the positive side, we still have a couple of big events coming up, beginning with Boaters Night February 3rd. This month we’re departing from our usual format in order to honor and celebrate our soon to be departing friends, the Marrs. Please join us! Then, on February 6 th we will hold the Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Arrangements for this event are coming together nicely, so whether you’re a Captain, a crew member, or a member who would simply like to view the ceremony from shore, don’t forget to call-in your reservations for this day of festivities. Please watch for details and reservation information for all upcoming Bridge events, which you will find in this Anchor Lines edition, as well as upcoming targeted eBlasts. Geoff Walker Commodore – Marco Island Yacht Club

Geoff Walker Commodore

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, February 26 th 5:30 pm Call 239-394-0199 to make a reservation.

Vice Commodore

Gentle Members, February launches a busy and exciting 2021 Cruise Schedule for the MIYC Fleet! On February 8, the highly-anticipated Circumnavigation Cruise, or “Florida Loop”, will begin, with Immediate Past Commodore and Cruise Captain, Ray Rosenberg leading four boats on a three-week yachting odyssey. Ray and Linda’s “Irish Miss”, Dave Randall and Shelly Derrough’s “Paradox”, Jim and Jan Rich’s “Ocean Hammock” and Kelley’s and my “Uncorked” will sail off to exotic ports like Clewiston on this Florida cruise. We’ll overnight there before setting off across Lake Okeechobee to reach Stuart on the east coast, passing through five locks on the way. From there, we’ll head up the Intercoastal Waterway through Daytona Beach, Vero Beach, Eau Galle, Melbourne and finally to St. Augustine, where we will enjoy a variety of great restaurants and 500 years of history. We’ll return the way we came in early March, and then we’ll join the Sarasota Cruise from Ft Myers to round out a month on the water! Ray and Linda’s “Irish iss”, ave Randall and Shelly errough’s “Paradox”, Ji and Jan Rich’s “Ocean Hammock” and Kelley’s and my “Uncorked” will sail off to exotic ports like le ist t is Fl ri a cr ise. e’ll ver ig t there before setting off acr ss Lake keec ee t reac St art t e east c ast, assi g thr g five l cks t ay. Fr t r , ’ll a t I t rc astal ater ay t r g ayt c , r c , ll , l r a fi ally t St. g sti , r ill j y v ri ty f r t r st r ts y ars f ist ry. ’ll r t r t c i rl rc , t ’ll j i t S r s t r is fr t rs t r t t t t r! il , c t t l , s t r is r r th ill f t r r i iri s it i r, r r t l t r r i l ss f i it i r, rilli tl ir f . r, l s r r tir ttl , r l t r i r i t J r s t r is . It’ rf t t tr i , t l i tif r f rit i f r t I i i ! t t f t i l , j i f f fi i i t t i Meanwhile, back at the Club, Sunset Cruise on February 24 th will feature our new Wine Pairings with dinner, where Members may choose between a Select or Premium glass of wine with dinner, brilliantly paired by Chef Bob. Or, you can always order an entire bottle, as several Sunset Cruisers did on the January Sunset Cruise. It’s a perfect way to try some new wine, and to help us indentify your favorite wines for the new MIYC Wine List! Watch out for the Sunset Cruise eBlast, and join us for fun and fine dining on the water in February! Gentle e bers, February launches a busy and exciting 2021 Cruise Schedule for the IYC Fleet! n February 8, the highly-anticipated Circu navigation Cruise, or “Florida Loop”, ill begin, ith I ediate Past Co odore and Cruise Captain, Ray Rosenberg leading four boats on a three- eek yachting odyssey.

Tom Wentworth

Tom Wentworth Vice Commodore i

Reservations Please! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least 2 days before the event. Chef Bob and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation for a specific time, please be prepared to be shown to your table at that time. We appreciate your

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Vice Commodore

Tom Wentworth

Gentle Members, Remember the Great MIYC Wine Survey? You spoke, we listened! Members want wine, more wine, great-tasting wine, by the glass and by the bottle. So, your Staff and Members are working hard to bring that about. Last month, a small group of Members participated in a Working Wine Tasting in which representatives from Southern Glazer Distributing and Taub Family Selections brought an assortment of French and Italian wines to taste. From this tasting, we identified at least 2-3 favorite reds and whites to offer to Members. (By the way, some of those Members, when tasting, were heard to exclaim, “Oh, this is good!”, which leads me to think we could call ourselves “Wine-Oh’s”…) On the Sunset Cruise on January 27 th , Chef Bob and the team poured a French White Bordeaux and an Italian Red Bolgheri (Tuscan Blend) as Premium Wine Pairings, both of which were well received by the Sunset Cruisers. Therefore, we will likely see those wines appear on the new and improved MIYC Wine List. We will conduct more Working Wine Tastings, and we will also have some special Wine Tasting Events beginning in late March or early April, so that all Members can join in the hard work of tasting great wines and helping us select the best. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it, and if we all pitch in, I’m confident we can collectively come up with a Wine List everyone will love. Stay tuned for more details on Wine Tastings and Wine Events!

Tom Wentworth Vice Commodore and Wine-Oh

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Chairman’s Report

I think that many of our members who spent the last several months up North have begun to migrate back to Florida. I think this is true because I am seeing more car carriers, more traffic on the island, and faces around town that I haven't seen for a while. And we are seeing a few more of our members back at the Club. However, we are not seeing Club usage at the level it was at this time last year. There are a few reasons for this. One is that we are not hosting the number of banquets we did at this time last year. Second is perhaps a perception that eating at the Club is a little routine or only for special events. And another reason is possibly a concern about the possible exposure to COVID at the Club. Let me address these points in reverse order. The Club continues to be one of the safest places for social gathering on Marco Island. While we did have two positive test results reported by staff at the end of January, we do not have an indication that any members were exposed. Our protocols for staff provide for masks and diligent cleaning and monitoring. That we have not had more examples of staff reporting a positive COVID test result is a tribute to the care and self- awareness of our staff! In addition, our COVID protocols provide for sufficient inside and outside seating to assure we do not have members dining in too close a proximity. And we do continue to ask our members and guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking. We do recognize that we need to continue to keep our menu offerings fresh and interesting. We are working on providing different dining opportunities on evenings when we do not have a previously scheduled event. One example recently implemented is the Light Fare Menu on Sunday evenings. We are also considering other special

offerings on weekday evenings to attract more usage of the Club throughout the week. Look for more information on these offerings soon! Finally, we are suffering a reduction in banquet business,

Dave Everitt Everitt

primarily due to the impact COVID has had on these types of events. The banquet business is an important supplement to our Club's operation. It provides additional income for staff and it also helps moderate our overall food cost ratio. We are reaching out to the larger hotels and other groups to see if there is banquet business that we have not been able to secure in the past. Increasing use of the Club is important element to help achieve our overall annual revenue targets. It also is important to provide more regular income for our staff. And at this time of year, we target maximizing the benefit of the seasonal nature of our local market. So, the next time you are thinking of dining out on a Wednesday or Thursday evening...or even when you are trying to find a place to get a bite on Sunday evening...be sure to include the Club in your consideration! Be sure to take a look at the Club calendar and sign up for our special events. And help our Club continue to be a desirable dining option for our club members. I look forward to seeing more of you at the Club! Dave Everitt

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

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

Marco Island Yacht Club


MIYC Membership

Membership – February 2021

I promised you a brief article last month as I knew the month of January was going to be a great month for us! Wait until you see how many new members we have! So here goes! Many of you have met Dr. Al and Kerri Pakalnis and their lovely daughter. They have been with us on a new homeowner Trial and have decided they will join us as Full Members! We’ve enjoyed having them at Christmas Eve as well as January’s Fine Dining. We’re welcoming Mike and Patti Hennessy and Ron Shapiro as new slip owners! Herb and Ginny Jermanok (Social) and Pat and Mary Wilkins (Full) are returning to us. New Three-Month Trial Members are Kasey and Sherry Hughes (Walker), as well as Merle and Nancy Worman , Emily Boynton and her brother Ted Feldon (great crooners at karaoke!) and Don and Gerri Knotternus . James Schumacher and Jennifer Porter (Full) joined the evening of Fine Dining brought in by Jackie and Dave Cox. Jeff and Pam Dufficy are joining us as new Equity Members from Massachusetts. They have purchased a home and will close in February. They checked us out online and felt that they would really enjoy our Club! Finally, Dan Bryant sent in his information and is joining us as a Full Member. So, if you are at the Club and you see a new face, please go up to introduce yourselves, wearing your mask, of course! Take care all 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.

Vicki Bretthauer Membership Chair

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

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MIYC Member Events

The Member Events in January signal a positive response by Members as we hosted a very successful Karaoke Night following Covid Protocols. Our Members sang their hearts out and the audience provided the applause. To make the evening even more special, Chef Bob served an Italian Feast with a made-to- order pasta bar. A spontaneous congratulatory party with a Champagne Toast was held on Friday January 8 following the Monday Night approval of the Riverside Marina by the Marco Island City Council. Members gathered for the first time this Season at the Burgee for drinks and speeches by Chairman Dave Everitt and several members. All members sat at tables and wore masks if they stood or walked to tables. Twilight Golf is always a winner with some twenty participants competing with three clubs and a putter for the January round. We’re looking forward to what Alice Jobe has on her agenda for February.

Next on the Events Calendar is a Super Bowl Party which will be held on Sunday, February 7. The event is held in the Burgee Bar in the open air with a casual menu. Patti Cohen is preparing the Super Bowl squares to heighten the excitement. On Sunday, February 14, we will host a romantic Valentine's Dinner and Dance. Rosetta Stone, a well- known South West Florida entertainer will be with us that evening. The dinner menu is top notch. Sign up now since space will be limited. Back by popular demand, Frank Del Pizzo will regale us on Comedy Night. At last year's event we had a sellout prompting us to find another date for Frank to keep us in stitches. Make sure to sign up for the February 27th event. I want to remind long-time members and new members of the many events at MIYC: The Book Club, organized by MA Harlacker, is held the last Thursday of each month. Check out the Mah Jongg run by Karena de Witt, Bridge by the Winterhalters and Canasta by Kimberly Porter. These games are held each week. Bridge is now also held one evening a month for couples with dinner to follow. Diana Winterhalter does the planning and Bob Winterhalter invites the men to join the daytime bridge one Wednesday a month. The Fishing Club, organized by Jeff Comeaux, meets once a month on a Thursday with a great group of enthusiasts. Water Aerobics is organized by Peggy Frazier and the workout at the MIMA pool is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. There are Wine and Dine Dinners with special wine pairings and haute cuisine each month...a member favorite event. The Bridge hosts a Day Cruise and a Sunset Cruise each month and the boat owners graciously invite all Full and Equity members to join them on their beautiful yachts. All these events are listed in the calendar which is sent to you at the beginning of each month by email; or, look on the Website under Member Central; or pick up a calendar in the lobby of the club.

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Communications Committee

Michelle Hennessey Communications

Anchorlines: We welcome Ellie Everitt as the new Editor! We also have a new email address: anchorlines@marcoislandyachtclub.net. Please update your address book and send future articles to this address. Photographers Wanted! Thank you to those who have responded to our request to volunteer on a Photography Team. It’s not too late to volunteer! We’re looking for volunteers to take photos at events they attend. We will have a schedule of events and who has volunteered to take photos. We will use many of these photos in our publicity and Social Media. If you would like to be part of the “Team,” please let me know. If you have any suggestions for improving our communications, please let me know!

Michelle Hennessy, Chairperson (mishyd1@comcast.net.)

We Need Your Photos!

We now have an easy way for you to share your photos – email them to: photos@marcoislandyachtclub.net. It’s that simple!

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General Manager

As I sit here writing my letter to you on this sunny Wednesday morning, I glanced out my window only to see a beautiful dolphin enjoying the life only Florida has to offer us all. I have now been here three months, and I get up every day looking forward to coming to work here and being surrounded by an amazing membership and staff. Which brings me to a topic that has, in one way or another, impacted all our lives -- Covid-19.

As I sit here writing my letter to you on this sunny Wednesday morning, I glanced out my window only to see a beautiful dolphin enjoying the life only Florida has to offer us all. I have now been here three months, and I get up every day looking forward to coming to work here and being surrounded by an amazing membership and staff. Which brings me to a topic that has, in one way or another, impacted all our lives -- Covid-19. Here at MIYC we all have and take a very important role in keeping one another safe and healthy. All employees, including kitchen staff, wear latex gloves and a face mask all the time. Our waitstaff has been issued more than one mask to make sure they have time to wash them properly. We have an intense cleaning and disinfecting program in place that is followed every day as well! We are doing our part and need all of you to do yours…. So, here is when I change course (nautical term). I ask each member, when coming to the Club, to be responsible. Please check in at the front desk and have your temperature taken. Please follow the COVID-19 protocol that has been laid out by the Board of Directors. By doing so, we will all together continue to make memories with our friends and loved ones in a safe and protected environment. All staff members have been tested. I have also set up a testing company to come to the Club to test members as well. Getting through these times will only bond us all closer. Let’s look to the future; let’s all stay positive; but most of all let’s all be proud of the membership and staff for making MIYC your home!!! As always may you have fair winds and following seas, Joseph J. Ceci General Manager

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Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. General Manager - Joe Ceci ext. 302 gm@marocislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 robert@marcoislandyachtclub.net Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 agm@marcoislandyachtclub.net Finance Manager - Carlota Sanchez ext. 306 accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com

Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net

Sales/Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net Membership - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303 membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Marco Island Yacht Club


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 Cooking Oil- small bottles please Mayonnaise & Mustard- small jars Macaroni and Cheese Canned Protein Meals – Beef stew, Chili, Canned Pasta

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. 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. And don’t forget that our FLAGS FOR HEROS will be displayed at Veterans’ Park on February 14-19!

Marco Island Yacht Club


Past Events

Twilight Golf was played at The Links of Naples on January 7 followed by dinner at MIYC.

We Need Your Photos! Do you take pictures when you’re at an MIYC event? Do you take pictures when

you’re on a MIYC cruise? We want to see your pictures and share them through our social media accounts and in our newsletter! We now have an easy way for you to share your photos – email them to: photos@marcoislandyachtclub.net. It’s that simple!


On Saturday, January 9th a sellout crowd of 40 at the Club enjoyed a tour of US wineries with Robert Fairbrother from Winebow. Appetizers were served tableside with a dry Riesling from Seneca Lake, NY. The second course was oysters with a red bean gremolata and a basil conch fritter accompanied by a Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, CA. Our third course was duck breast with a lovely sauce of drippings and cherries. A fruit forward Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley of Oregon made a fantastic pairing. The entrée was Wagyu Beef with a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley of Washington. Dessert was a vanilla crème Brule with a dessert wine from Virginia. There will be no wine dinner in February as fine dining is scheduled on February 14 th , Valentine’s Day. Mark your calendar on March 6 th for our next Wine and Dine as Winebow and our Staff prepare another culinary extravaganza!


Boater’s Night This Boaters’ Night was a combination of Boating Awards Ceremony and a “roast” of outgoing Commodore Ray Rosenberg. Jim & Linda Marr won the Day/Sunset Cruise Boat of the Year; Jim & Jan Rich won the Extended Cruise Boat of the Year, and Geoff Walker received the Commodore Award. Ray was roasted/toasted by Bridge members and various club members.



A Toast at the Roast January 20, 2021 To Commodore Ray Rosenberg A man came to the Isle one day And moored his boat behind the bay. He built a house so warm and fair, He seemed content to linger there. But in this man there burned a fire He couldn’t simply just retire So what to do? That was the rub Until he found our own Yacht Club! He threw himself into the task The more he did, the more was asked He found his home in this our Isle And brought to us his winning style. He worked and planned and met and schmoozed He even found some time to cruise Just when it seemed he could do no more, That’s when he became our Commodore!

So raise your glass with me to say, That in the twilight of this day, For him we rise to tribute pay, Hooray for our beloved Ray!


Dinner started with a salad served at the tables. Then tables were called by number to choose items from the buffet, which was behind Plexiglas screens. Attendees pointed to what they wanted and staff placed it on their plate. Covid protocols requiring masks and distancing were followed. With A Twist

Chef Bob served “Made to Order” Pasta as part of the staff-served Italian Buffet. After dinner we enjoyed the fun of music and song with Janice Diaz, Southwest Florida’s premier DJ and Karaoke entertainer. Janice sang, played dance music and had her Karaoke music ready for those who wanted to join in.

Our sous chef, Johnny Riggs will be leaving MIYC to return to his home town in Michigan. Members of the kitchen and wait staff surprised Johnny with a musical number and a Chef Jacket covered in farewell messages.


MIYC Cruises

Reservations and Questions Pete & Peggy Frazier: frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

MIYC Cruising Schedule 2021

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain

February 6, 2021 February 8, 2021

Blessing of the Fleet

Day Cruise to Island Gypsy

February 8 - March 7, 2021

Circumnavigation: Legacy/Clewiston/Vero Beach/Titusville/St. Augustine

March 1, 2021

Scavenger Hunt

March 12-14, 2021 March 11-16, 2021

FCYC - The Florida YC

Venice - Crows Nest/Sarasota - Marina Jacks

April 5, 2021

Day Cruise - Naples YC Pink Shell/South Seas

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

Key West

FCYC - Venice YC Florida West Coast

May 17 - June 14, 2021

June 15-20, 2021 July 3-5, 2021 July 9-11, 2021

Florida Keys (Dry Tortugas)

Legacy Harbor (4th July BBQ/Fireworks)


August 30 - September 12, 2021

AMA French Cruise: Barcelona - Paris

September 10-13, 2021 November 12-14, 2021 December TBA, 2021

FCYC - Bird Key YC


Dock Party/Christmas Parade: Marco Island

Updated 1-27-2021

Marco Island Yacht Club


Safety & Training


In this issue I would like to discuss a vital part of boating safety that most boaters know about, but seldom use: the FLOAT PLAN. WHAT IS A FLOAT PLAN? A float plan is a summary of a boat’s journey, and details vital information such as boat description, passenger and crew list, onboard safety equipment, and planned route. This plan should be filed by a boater before a trip and shared with an assigned person/s who can alert the Coast Guard in case of emergency. A float plan can save the Coast Guard and other rescuing agencies valuable time and effort during search and rescue, increasing the chances of survival for those in distress. WHAT SHOUD BE INCLUDED IN A FLOAT PLAN? A float plan should be able to provide complete, pertinent information that can guide rescuers in quickly locating a boat and its passengers in distress. Here are the key headings that should be included in your float plan: 1. The Vessel Indicate the name of the boat, its size, color, year, make, unique features, communication equipment, engine, propulsion, and registration details. These can help rescuers recognize a boat and communicate with the crew faster. 2. The People Onboard Important information about the people onboard, including the captain, crew, and passengers, should be included in the float plan. This can include the captain’s personal communication device (e.g., marine radio) identifier and the crew/passengers’ emergency contact details. Rescuers can use this information to contact those onboard and also alert loved ones regarding search operations. 3. The Itinerary Provide a rundown of the boat’s expected route, including stopovers (if any), and the planned schedule of departures and arrivals. This knowledge can aid rescuers in tracing a boat’s journey in absence of other communication methods.

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

Marco Island Yacht Club


Safety & Training


4. Availability of Safety Equipment The float plan also serves as a good assessment tool for a boat’s emergency preparedness. This section helps boaters verify if there is sufficient safety equipment (e.g., personal flotation device and visual distress signals) that can help in giving out distress signals. 5. List of People Entrusted with Float Plan Filing a float plan is pointless unless shared with one or several people NOT ONBOARD the boat. Their names and contact details are included so that they can be updated by the boater if they departed the port and have safely returned; or if they encounter sudden changes in their itinerary. Does all of this seem a bit overwhelming? Well fear not! Both the Coast Guard and the Power Squadron, along with several other independent agencies, now offer online Float Plan Templates for your convenience. Simply type in “float plan for boating”, and several options will be available to you. Just fill out your template of choice and forward a copy to whomever you want. Still too difficult? Then download the “U. S. Coast Guard” app on your cell phone. Here you can not only file your float plan, but also request a safety check, review safety equipment, see NOAA buoys, review Rules of the Road, report hazards, and request Emergency Assistance, just to name a few options. It doesn’t get any easier than that, and who knows, it may one day just save your life!

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

Until next time, HAPPY AND SAFE BOATING!

Jim Rich – Safety and Training Officer Catman1048@gmail.com 239-248-4166 Best Wishes, Jim Rich 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

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MIYC on Facebook Don't forget to 'like' our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ yachtingmarco to see what's happening at MIYC. (You do not need to join Facebook to like our page.) If you are a member of Facebook, feel free to "Check-in" when you're attending events and to share our posts with your friends! You can also “tag” the Club when you post events you attend. Forgot your website Password?

We Need Your Photos! Do you take pictures when you’re at an MIYC event? Do you take pictures when

you’re on a MIYC cruise? We want to see your pictures and share them through our social media accounts and in our newsletter! We now have an easy way for you to share your photos – email them to: photos@marcoislandyachtclub.net. It’s that simple!


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239.821.9200 118 South Barfield Dr #B Marco Island, FL 34145 KarenMarco@aol.com


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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 7625

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Please rsvp to Jeff each Tuesday at 847.951.3400 or Comeaux411@icloud.com


Mah Jongg Anyone? Tuesdays 1 pm - 4 pm

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

cs MIYC Men’s Bridge Men play on Wednesday, February 24th. 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Contact Bob Winterhalter by phone at 239-389-0825 or email robertswinterhalter@gmail.com for more information.


Couples Bridge Wednesday, February 10 th 4:00pm All are welcome to play Couples Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at 4:00pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00pm. A “couple” can be a man and woman, 2 women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun evening for all. Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list.

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

Noon Bridge 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 very lively group of “social” bridge players. New

Members are always welcome - there are teachers willing to help you learn. Join us at noon for lunch or at 12:45 pm for play - if there are at least four of us available to play. Masks are worn during play. Call or e-mail me at: 239-389-0825 diana.winterhalter@gmail.com

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

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Bridge - 2021 Commodore - Geoff Walker geoffrywalker51@gmail.com Vice Commodore - Tom Wentworth tom@uncorkednaples.com Rear Commodore - Henry Stanley henrystanley@prodigy.net Fleet Captain Power - Pete Frazier frazier@chartermi.net Fleet Captain Sail - Dwyn von Bereghy dvonbereghy1950@gmail.com Port Captain - Melanie Kraemer mtdully@gmail.com Safety and Training Officer - Jim Rich catman1048@gmail.com Director FCYC - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Director FCYC Alternate - Tom Wentworth tom@uncorkednaples.com Chaplain - Alan Sandlin alan@marcorealtysource.com Recording Secretary - Dr. Shelly Derrough krachellederrough@gmail.com Quartermaster - Lee Dorison lgdorison@gmail.com Fleet Surgeon-Dr. David Randall davidarandallmd@gmail.com

Board - 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)

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Building and Grounds Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton Mary McKeown John Steeves Communications/ Marketing Michelle Hennessy, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux 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 Angela Holt Tom Wentworth

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

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FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - East Coast - January 1 2021 FCYC Reciprocals




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

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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: www.marcoislandyachtclub.net 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: vickib777@sbcglobal.net

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: accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net 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: joangorman112@gmail.com

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