MIYC April 2018


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April 2018 Volume 18:4

MIYC Goes Country!

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Last month's Country Western Night, featuring the fab Ben Allen band, was a Smash Hit. Music in the Harbour Room rocked, with a big sound and a mighty beat. And our Members were truly up to the occasion, arriving in cowboy hats, boots, jeans and everything but spurs! And audience participation too! Alice Jobe and the MIYC line dancers fancy stepped to "Achy Breaky Heart," and we learned new routines from Ben Allen's pro line dancers. A super "down-home" buffet by Chef Bob once again topped off the evening.

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MIYC Equi t y Member s ù Mee t ing

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Save the Date! Ha t s & Ho r s e s ! Saturday, May 5th

Dear MIYC Members, Don't leave the Island too soon! Mark your calendars NOW for one of our favorite Signature Events, the Annual Kentucky Derby "Hats & Horses" Party! Strut your stuff in an awesome hat, watch the exciting race from the Burgee Bar or Dockside Lounge, vie for prizes, support the Mariner Fund with your Derby bets and enjoy a fabulous meal from Chef Bob. Stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendars now for this terrific event! Kentucky Derby Party Planning Committee

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MIYC Easter Sunday Brunch

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Boatersù Night at MIYC Wednesday, April 4 th Cocktails at 6 - Dinner at 7

Jim McKeown Rear Commodore

Join us as we welcome Bob McConville, Master Naturalist with the survey team on the Dolphin Explorer. Bob will give a presentation about our area dolphins. Since Hurricane Irma, five new calves have been sighted, and Bob will introduce them to you in a fun and educational way. Bob also conducts walks in the western Everglades through Stepping Stone Ecotours and is the author of the recent pictorial book, "Beneath The Emerald Waves," which is all about our delightful Dolphins. Salad Charcuterie, Cheese and Crostini Entrée “Scaloppini Cacciatore” Pan sautéed breast of chicken simmered with extra virgin olive oil, vine ripe tomato, fresh basil, bell pepper and wild mushrooms. Dessert Red Velvet Cake with Macerated Strawberries & Fresh Whipped Cream

Hosted By: Jim McKeown - Rear Commodore Reserve early. This one will fill quickly! Reservations - 239-394-0199

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It’s the MIYC Nautical Scavenger Hunt! Thursday, April 5 th

Are you ready for a challenge? Boats meet in Smokehouse Bay at Noon Thursday, April 5 th to get their Clues. Prizes to be awarded at Happy Hour on Friday, April 6 th ! Jeff Comeaux Vice Commodore

On Thursday April 5, MIYC will conduct its third Scavenger Hunt from 12 noon to 4pm. To participate, Members and Guests will hop on their designated boat and meet Lady B at 12 noon in Smokehouse Bay (near the Esplanade). Each boat will be given a list of 40 clues that need to be found and photographed with a digital camera. The clues will range from easy to difficult, with the majority on the easy side. Clues will be located in the Smokehouse Bay area, Collier Bay, Marco River, Isle of Capri, Factory Bay and Sanctuary Sound. Boats that have clever Crew Members will do well. Everyone will have a fun time. There will be an informal gathering at the Burgee Bar starting at 4pm on Thursday, where Crew Members can exchange stories. 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd placeWinnerswill be announced atHappyHour on Friday April 6. To participate in the Scavenger Hunt - contact Jeff Comeaux at: comeaux411@icloud.com

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Day Cruise to the Fabulous‰ Hyatt House in Naples Enjoy a beautiful trip over water, then lunch in style! Apr i l 9 th - 11:30 am

Chip Pittman Sail Fleet Captain

Ready to dine, imbibe and socialize? Come to the chic Hyatt House 1345 5th Ave S, Naples. Overlooking the Gordon River, this upscale hotel is our destination for lunch on Monday, April 9th, at 11:30 am. As a one-time opportunity, Social Members are invited to join us on this cruise. We hope they'll like this taste of the boating life and opt to upgrade to Full Membership. This Day Cruise promises a lovely trip up the Intercoastal Waterway to Naples with wildlife views as well as waterfront views of spectacular homes. Enjoy playful dolphins, warm sunshine, and a beautiful view of areas such as Port Royal with your MIYC friends. We can’t guarantee sea life, but sightings are common and we can assure you a fun experience on the way to Naples! Good rubber soled shoes, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. And don’t forget your sunscreen! Boats will meet at the MIYC entrance for the trip to the Hyatt House for a 9:30 departure up the ICW or meet the group at the Hotel. Note: Highway 41 Bridge clearance is 9.6’ You can make arrangements to dock at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club Dock Master - 239-774-2649 Please send an email to chippittman1@gmail.com to confirm your participation. • Participating boat owners , please let us know how many Members can ride with you, and provide the length of your boat for dockage requirements. • Members "crewing," we will match you up with a boat and notify you where to meet your Captain.

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St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour & Basketball Shootout!

March Madness held on Friday, March 16 combined Happy Hour, the wearing of the green and shooting hoops in the courtyard. Everyone got in the game with prizes given to the winners of the women's and men's events. St. Patrick's day brought out some original outfits with one outstanding constant.....a flurry of green.

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Twilight Golf Join the Scramble! Thursday, April 12th

We're eager to have more Club Members participating. Play 9 holes, followed by dinner together at the Club! • Members are invited to sign up to play a nine-hole, best-ball scramble at the Links of Naples Golf Course. • And the price is right: $20++ each for 9 holes and cart. • Following golf, most players return to the Club for a lively supper, tall tales and maybe a prize or two. • Final sign-up deadline for golf is April 4th in order for us to make advance tee-time reservations. Please also indicate whether you wish to join the group for dinner afterwards at the Club. To sign up for April 12 golf, please contact Twilight Golf Captain Henry Stanley

at 817.692.6303 or email him at henrystanley@prodigy.net The golf course is busy, so the deadline to sign up is Wed., April 4th! Happy Golfing! RSVP for Dinner - 239-394-0199

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. Exec. Chef and Restaurant Manager - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 robert@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dining Manager - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr diningmgr@marcoislandyachtclub.net Sales/Catering - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net Membership - ext. 303 Cynthia Hultquist membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net Finance Manager - ext. 306 Carlota Sanchez accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net

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Wow, what a great March at MIYC! Despite the rain, wind and smoke, the fun-filled events continued! It’s always a great month with visiting children and grandchildren who participate in the Club’s activities. Special thanks to Jim & Linda Marr who purchased and installed the roping along the board walk with the help of their grandsons, Aidan & Logan. The NCAA event got almost everybody to the free-throw line down by the fountain. Was that tape the regulation 15 feet to the back board? Our Colors Ceremony got “smoked” out, but will resume on April 20. Please visit the MIYC calendar for all of April’s functions and save the dates for Boater’s Night, the Day and Sunset cruises, Scavenger Hunt, and the next Extended Cruise.

Bob Winterhalter Commodore

Bob Winterhalter Commodore robertswinterhalter@gmail.com

(See the other Bridge Members’ columns later in this newsletter.)

Key Boating Activities at MIYC

Sunset /Moonlight Cruise Wednesday, April 25 Jeff Comeaux comeaux411@icloud.com Day Cruise Monday, April 9 - Hyatt House - Naples Chip Pittman 239-302-8732 chippittman1@gmail.com Extended Cruises April 10-13 Key West/Galleon Marina Pete Frazier 906-227-7625 frazier@chartermi.net

Bridge Meeting - first Tuesday of each month Open for anyone to attend Future Bridge Social Events Boaters’ Night Wednesday, April 4 Jim McKeown JMcKeown@mgscientific.com Sailing Events

Chip Pittman 239-302-8732 chippittman1@gmail.com

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Chairman’s Report

It’s hard to believe Easter has come already! I checked the reservation list for the Grand Easter Buffet – 300 individuals were signed up to enjoy Chef Bob’s seasonal treat…and there was a waiting list! I certainly hope you were able to attend this this outstanding event! April is a ‘3-fer’ for the Club this year. First, based on reservations already on the books, it should match March in terms of Club usage and activities. Second, April is when people start thinking about heading North and leaving those of us who live here year- round. And this year we have a third -- the roof- replacement company will be working on sections of our roof. Beginning the second week of April and continuing for much of the remainder of the month, the roofing crew will be installing the new metal roofing and repairing some of the flat roof sections. Building & Grounds Chairman Chip Pittman is working hard to coordinate their work and timing with our scheduled club events to minimize disruption. I appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. It is important that we get the roof replacement done before the rainy season. As mentioned, Chip is working closely with the roofing company to assure we have minimal disruption. And Operations and HR Chair Bob DeFeo continues to monitor the reservations calendar to determine when we have potential problem points. Together with the staff, they will be coordinating and communicating with the roofing company and our membership and guests. The new metal roof panels will be delivered to our site, ready to be installed. The roofing company has a

manufacturing site nearby that will prepare the panels, and they will be delivered for installation daily. During this time, we will have appropriate safety barriers in place, but I encourage you to keep yourself alert when entering or exiting the building during the roof installation time period.

Dave Everitt Chairman

In addition, there will be a second time period, during the latter part of May that will also have a significant impact on Club operations. For the roof portion that holds the air conditioning and refrigeration units, we will have cranes on site removing and re- installing the equipment after those roof sections are finished. This will require close coordination with our vendor responsible for maintaining the units, the roofing company, and our Club staff. In both April and May, we want to complete the reconstruction in a safe and minimally impactful way. However, there will be construction workers, materials, and pieces of equipment around the Club so please pay extra attention to your own safety during this period. As construction plans are finalized, please look out for additional messages and communications concerning our roof project. When complete, we will have a new roof protecting our Clubhouse for many years to come! Dave Everitt Chairman

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

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Mariner Society

MIYC Board of Directors announces the Mariner Society. The Mariner Society was established for the enhancement of our Club experience through refurbishment and development of our Club’s facilities. A Board Committee has been established called the Mariner Development Fund to identify the specific projects or areas needing contributions from members. These projects will be on display for your perusal. Donations should be directed to support capital projects, ongoing maintenance, and/or general sustainability of the Marco Island Yacht Club. Donations can be made by check, credit card, or billing on your Club account. Forms are available to fill out to identify where you wish your contribution to be used. A recognition plaque identifying the program, levels of recognition and individual members’ names reflecting their accumulation of contributions will be on display in a public area of the clubhouse. The Mariner Society recognizes five levels of contribution to the Club: Mariner Society Recognition Levels Platinum $20,000 Diamond $50,000 Sapphire $100,000 Contributions by an individual member will be accumulated, and as their contributions increase, they will move to higher levels of recognition. If you would like to make a contribution or have any questions, please contact Jim McKeown, Chairman, at jmckeown@mgscientific.com Bronze $500 Silver $2500 Gold $10,000

Sunday Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm

Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ With the Grande Brunch on Sunday, April 15 th Reservations - 394-0199 Club Dress

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

March was a wonderfully busy month in many ways. In addition to our Member Events which included Boater’s Night, The Ben Allen Band Country Western Dinner Dance, St. Patrick’s Day Burgee Fun, the Grande Sunday Brunch, Viva Italia Wine & Dine Dinner and the Book Club Luncheon, we also entertained 12 outside catering events. Wow! Add in our busy a la carte Lunch and Dinner Schedule and I would have to say, “Our plate was full!” We also had an MIYC first (twice) where we orchestrated 3 dinner events simultaneously. And April is not slowing down! Please keep a diligent eye on our clubhouse communications for all of the exciting events yet to come. Our F&B costs of operations and overall member survey satisfaction continue to show favorable results. Your F&B team is always trying to be efficient and creative at the same time. This is the only way that we can sustain such a large operation. Please help us by making reservations early and adhering to the reservation time you have selected. As our MIYC 2018 “season” tap dances along towards our exciting summer, I can feel the new

events and activities at our Club heating up. That’s right! Stay tuned for E-Blasts on new fun filled summer offerings like Two Entrees and a Bottle of Wine, Saturday Night Burgee Bash and Small Plate Wednesdays. I speak for the entire F&B team when I say I will miss Jim and Mary Carleen Ferry. We wish

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

them fair winds and following seas. They are great members and I am glad that I met them. Our F&B team will never let the barnacles build up under this boat. We will travel slowly in the shallow waters but we will increase our knots when the seas allow. We will not anchor from the stern but we will stand topside under our brand new roof ready to serve.

Thank you - Chef Bob

A-OK Transportation Complimentary Rides Program From your Marco Island home/resort to the following restaurants: CJ’s Marco Prime Snook Inn Speakeasy DaVinci’s Fin Bistro LaTavala Davide Dolphin Tiki Verdi’s Arturo’s Ohana American Grill The Oyster Society 239-394-1113 www.ridemarco.com Service to airports, cruise ports, local and long distance.

10% Discount to MIYC Members Please show Membership Card Dry Cleaning, Alterations, Shoe Repair

(239) 394-0099


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Wine & Dine A Taste of France Wednesday - April 21 st 6 PM

Commodore Bob Winterhalter and Ellie Everitt thank Chef Bob and some of his great Team for another wonderful Wine & Dine.

This is the First Course of the Viva Italia Wine & Dine in March. Bob and his Staff work hard to make this and all our food as appealing as possible.

Watch for Menu Eblasts !

$89 pp Reservations - 239-394-0199

Don’t forget to wear your name tag when you visit the Club. We have many new Members and new Staff Members, too.

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Lois & Ed Dixon Take First in Multi-Hull Class Winners of the Multi-hull class of the Gulf Coast Sailing Club's annual Classic Regatta were Club Members Past Commodore Lois and Ed Dixon on their tri-hulled "Tri- Power". The racing was held on Saturday, March 24th starting off of the Naples Pier. Awards were made the following day at a Sunday brunch at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Steve Colgate, International sailing skipper, was the featured speaker. "Grand Pelican" (Pete and Peggy Frazier) acted as Committee Boat for the Regatta.


Located across from “Shops of Marco”

jump spa

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


THE SHOPS OF MARCO (Publix Center) 119 S. Barfield Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 MIYC Member 1 st visit 10% Discount

A CALL FOR HELP FROM YOUR CLUB’S BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Chef / Manager Robert and your B & G Comm. could use some expert technical help in monitoring our building’s Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting, Security, Ballroom Dimmer system or Elevator electronics. If you have a working knowledge of any of these systems, or know of someone who does, or have a keen interest in learning, please contact me. Additionally, if you are experienced in paints, wall coverings, wood repair or refinishing, or know of a Club Member who is, please contact me. Chip Pittman Chippittman1@gmail.com 239-302-8732

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A Hunting Club at MIYC? Let us know if you are interested! Do you like to hunt? The success of the new Fishing Club has ignited some interest in starting a Hunting Club, too. Southwest Florida is teeming with waterfowl, upland birds, big game like wild boars and other potential game--not to mention, the possibility of organizing longer trips to more distant locations in the US and Canada. We could also organize Club skeet shoots at Gulf Coast Clays at Port of the Islands in Naples. If you are interested in joining with other Members to plan and go on hunts or go skeet shooting, please reply to this email to let us know. New Member Marshall Hughes has agreed to coordinate the Hunting Club. All those who reply will go on an email list, and Marshall will reach out to you to schedule a planning meeting and organize the group. The Hunting Club will become whatever you want to make it, bringing together Members who share this common interest. If you have questions, you can reach out to Marshall at jmh@hughesandcoleman.com

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March Day Cruise to Smokehouse Bay 54 MIYC Members arrived by boat or car on Monday March 18th at CJ’s for a memorable Day Cruise. The boats enjoyed lovely weather day trip up Collier Creek to Smokehouse Bay with wildlife views as well as spectacular homes. We all enjoyed playful dolphins, warm sunshine, and a beautiful view of our island paradise with our MIYC friends. Trips like this one epitomize what the MIYC is all about...great camaraderie, new friends, great food, and the opportunity to share our love of boating....join the fun!

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Extended Cruises

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain

Join Us For the Extended Cruise To Key West Reserve Now As Slips are limited

Smaller boats and land yacht cruisers are welcome. Hotel accommodations available; Don’t miss the fun! Are you ready to cruise..eat...talk...laugh...smile....and have a good time? Last call for April cruises - welcome aboard! April 10-13 Key West Galleon Marina (Will be repeated in the fall) April 20, 21 FCYC Key West Cruise (by boat or via Key West Ferry from Ft. Myers- rooms available) Plans underway for a trip up a May trip up the West Coast and a July Cruise to Legacy Harbor This was an amazing year complete with IRMA and its challenges, personal challenges, and weather that was either perfect or pretty awful! As we are working to plan our cruising schedule for next season we hope you will give us a click or call if there is a destination that you want to set sail for! We had such fun on our staycation that it is being formally scheduled for next year along with trips to new places like Useppa and old favorites. Another suggestion was that we plan a trip across Okeechobee and travel either to circumnavigate Florida or travel up the East Coast- let us know what sounds fun. Does that sound like something that you would like to join us for? Please give us your suggestions and stay tuned for a Captain's meeting! Trips like this one epitomize what the MIYC is all about...great camaraderie, new friends, great food, and the opportunity to share our love of boating....join the fun Reservations and Questions Pete & Peggy Frazier: frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

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Safety & Training

FORMAL ROUNDTABLE PROGRAMS - COMPLETE I’m pleased to report that our series of four formal Roundtable Programs have been successfully completed. Participating members, numbering 8-10 per session, were enlightened by subject matter experts in the areas of VHF/DSC Radio, Captain’s Responsibilities, ATON’S, Rules of the Road, and Charts. These fun and informative mid-day programs were conducted in the pleasant air of the Burgee Bar, followed by continued discussion over lunch. A special thanks to our subject matter experts, Jim Olmes and Laurie Harris! If you weren’t able to attend one of these programs, we hope you will join us for a new series of programs next season. Details will follow. 2018 VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS

Geoff Walker Safety & Training

The Marco Island Sailing and Power Squadron, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, offer certified vessel examiners to perform a free Vessel Safety Check at your boat (see insert below for contact information). There are no consequences if you don’t pass, and once any safety issues have been corrected, your examiner will schedule a return appointment to complete the check and issue your boat decal and certificate. Decals and certificates expire December 31 of each year, so repeat Safety Checks need to be performed annually. Once you have passed a safety inspection, or if you have previously passed a safety inspection, please contact me so I can count your vessel as completed. Geoff Walker (678) 296-5233, or at geoffrywalker51@gmail.com .

Courtesy vessel inspections are provided by the Power Squadron and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Inspections cover US Coast Guard required safety equipment.

Decals awarded for successful inspections. SCHEDULE YOUR INSPECTION NOW Contact Rudy Landwaard of the Power Squadron (239) 389-4444

John Moyer of the Auxiliary (239) 248-7078 Al Rapp of the Auxiliary (239) 393-4949

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• 1 st Easter Brunch • 4 th Boater’s Night • 5 th Scavenger Hunt • 6 th Scavenger Hunt Awards Ceremony • 8 th Taste of Marco Esplanade • 9 th Day Cruise – Naples Hyatt SOCIAL MEMBERS INCLUDED! • 10 th -15 th Extended Cruise-Key West, Islamorada, Marathon • 12 th Twilight Golf • 13 th TAX DAY Happy Hour • 15 th Full Sunday Brunch • 17 th All Member Meeting, Happy Hour, Dancing in the Courtyard • 20 th Evening Colors • 21 st Wine & Dine–Jackets Required • 25 th Sunset Cruise • 26 th Book Club

Other Events Planned for the Summer! (Dates are tentative) • 16 th June Singing Bingo • 30 th June Independence Day Celebration (Canada and USA) • 21 st July Lobsta-Fest • 11 th August Dog Days Picnic • 1 st Sept Labor Day Weekend Luau • Club Closed for Summer Spruce Up September 3-19 • 21 st Sept Club Re-Opens • 13 th Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet • 19 th International Wine & Dine • 20-30 May Club Closed for Roof Replacement • 23 rd Sunset Cruise • 31st Book Club • 2 nd Boater’s Night • 5 th Kentucky Derby Party • 8 th Day Cruise – Naples Yacht Club • 10 th Twilight Golf

Hello Summer!

• Game Nights • Beach Parties • Yappy Hours • AND MORE TO COME!

• 6 th Boater’s Night • 30 th Independence Day Party for Canada and the USA • Every Friday Happy Hour

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Sunset Cruise Wednesday, April 25 th Equity, Full and Associate Members may participate, whether or not you have your own boat! Contact Jeff Comeaux to sign up! comeaux411@icloud.com

MIYC April Birthdays!

Lots of April Birthdays! Wish them a Happy one!

Apr. 1 Frank Conner Apr. 4 Bobbi Billmyer Apr. 7 Bruce Heinrich Apr. 8 Warren Carmichael Apr. 9 Peggy Frazier Apr. 13 George Forray, Jill Henley Apr. 15 John Frasco

Apr. 14 Chris Peart Apr. 21 Harvey Cohen, Wayne Valentine Apr. 25 Linda Sandlin Apr. 26 Pascal Mercurio Apr. 27 Diana Pagach Apr. 28 Mary Carleen Ferry, Nancy McNally Apr. 30 Amil DiPadova

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Bridge - 2018 Commodore - Bob Winterhalter robertswinterhalter@gmail.com Vice Commodore - Jeff Comeaux comeaux411@icloud.com Rear Commodore - Jim McKeown JMcKeown@mgscientific.com Power Fleet Captain - Pete Frazier frazier@chartermi.net Sail Fleet Captain - Chip Pittman chippittman1@gmail.com Port Captain - Kathy Hershberger kathynomi@aol.com Safety and Training Officer - Geoff Walker geoffrywalker51@gmail.com Director FCYC - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Chaplain - Alan Sandlin alan@marcorealtysource.com Secretary - Chuck Downton mdownton@aol.com

Board - 2018 Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Bob Winterhalter Treasurer - Jim McKeown Secretary - Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires): Bob DeFeo (2018) Bill Wallen (2018) Bob Winterhalter (2018) John Bishop (2019) Jeff Comeaux (2019) Dave Everitt (2019) Angela Holt (2020) Tom Krepelka (2020) Jim McKeown (2020)

20 1 8 MIYC Commi t t e e s

Building and Grounds Chip Pittman, Chair Heyward Boyce Frank Conner Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton Jim McKeown John Steeves Bob Winterhalter Marketing/ Communications Carol Comeaux, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Angela Holt Jon Holt Jim Marr, Bridge eblasts Linda Marr, Anchor Lines Kevin O’Neill Henry Stanley Marine Facilities Jim Marr, Chair Boating Committee Chip Pittman, Co-Chair Pete Frazier, Co-Chair Peggy Frazier, Co-Chair Jeff Comeaux

Ship’s Store Sandy Wallen, Chair Ellie Everitt- Inventory Chair Mary McKeown & Peggy Sendak - Communications & Staffing Bill Wallen Store volunteers: Shirley Bishop Mimi Connor Kathleen Douglas Meredith Downton Mary Carleen Ferry Dahlia Krepelka Grace Pantano Kimberly Porter Jori Richardson Marsha Riss Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Mary Varisco Cinda Walker Diana Winterhalter

Henry Stanley Jim Marr Jim Olmes Laurie Harris Ray Rosenberg Geoff Walker Mariner Development Jim McKeown, Chair Jeff Comeaux Dale DeFeo Linda Marr Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter Finance Jeff Comeaux, Chair Bob DeFeo Jim McKeown Tim Sendak Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter Membership Vicki Bretthauer - Co-Chair Kathy Caruso - Co-Chair David Caruso Carol Comeaux Jeff Comeaux

Marcia Conley Bruce Harris

Kathy Hershberger Cyndee Kennedy Linda Marr Operations & HR Robert DeFeo, Chair Bob Aber Don Deganutti M.A. Harlacker Erin Olmes Grace Pantano Diana Winterhalter Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Ellie Everitt M.A. Harlacker Laurie Harris Jon Holt Alice Jobe Mary McKeown Nancy Traiser Dwyn vonBereghy Advisory Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Linda Marr

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MIYC Membership

The Membership Committee has been hard at work getting prepared for Summer as well as FY2019. We will unveil our Dues Structure for FY2019 at the Member Meeting on April 17. There are other events we want you to learn about though! First, help us to welcome Cynthia and Tony Didado, new Full Members from Ohio who live on their boat at the end of C Dock while visiting the island as they look for a more permanent residence on the island. They still work full time but we hope they will come visit OFTEN! We are also welcoming new Trial Members Joan and Joseph Lipic referred to the Club by Members Irene and Paul Soden and we are welcoming back Social Members Barbara and Doug Johnston . Next, our Club will be featured at TASTE OF MARCO benefiting the YMCA on Sunday, April 8th at the Esplanade. Chef, Pam and Cynthia along with Members from the Membership Committee will be staffing our tent! We will be raffling off Summer Memberships. (Yes, we are going to have Summer Memberships available starting May 1. We'll have more information about that in the Member Meeting on April 17th, too!) On Monday, April 9 th , our Social Members are welcome to participate in the Day Cruise to the Hyatt House in Naples! As part of our Strategic Plan, our new Boating Committee recommended that one time per season we invite our Social Members on a Day Cruise so that Social Members

can see what they are missing by not being Full Boating Members! Social Members, if you want to go on the Day Cruise, please RSVP to Chip Pittman at chippittman1@gmail.com soon! April is also our featured month for UPGRADE TO EQUITY for our Membership . Last year, 10 Members upgraded from Full Membership to Equity Membership in the month of April! If you’d like to won 0.5% of your Club, get a 15% discount on Food and Beverage as well as Ship’s Store Merchandise and, per Gillian Hamer, “have clout” consider upgrading to Equity Membership for $7,500 before the price of an equity share rises to $9,000 on May 1, 2018. Finally, our Club will host the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce After Five Event on Wed., April 18th. We look forward to introducing many of the island's business members to our re-vitalized Club! Thanks to all of our Members who have been so welcoming to all of our new Members to the Club! We are quickly approaching Member levels where we may start to cap the number of Members in specific categories so that our excellent service levels can be maintained. Sincerely, Kathy Caruso and Vicki Bretthauer Membership Co-Chairs

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All Member Meeting Tuesday, April 17 th 4:00 pm

Plan to attend the All Member Meeting, Then stay for dinner and entertainment. Make your reservation by calling 239-394-0199

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Here is the Saturday Burgee Bar Musician Line Up for April

APRIL 4/7 – Nevada Smith 4/14 – Sonny Kenn

4/21 – Trevor Earl 4/28 – Nevada Smith

Nevada Smith

Trevor Earl

Sonny Kenn

MIYC Fishing Club Report

Fishing in Southwest Florida is finally starting to improve. Members of the Fishing Club fished several times during the month and caught a variety of fish, including Pompano, Yellowtail, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Ladyfish and Shark. The warmer weather heated the backwater areas and the Gulf. As we approach April, we expect fishing to improve even further. High winds made fishing difficult at times with rough and murky water conditions. If the winds

calm down, we expect to see some strong Tarpon activity. The fishing club will have one organized day of Tarpon fishing. If you are not a member of the Fishing Club and would like to fish, please contact me v i a e m a i l a t comeaux411@icloud.com The next Fishing Club meeting will be on Thursday April 19 at 11:30 am.

Best regards, Jeff Comeaux

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Weekly MIYC Events The previous page shows all the exciting events coming up at MIYC. Here is a list of events that happen each week!

Happy Hour each Friday Bridge each Wednesday Canasta each Thursday

Prime Rib Night each Thursday

Men’s Golf each Friday Surf’n Turf each Saturday

Burgee Bites Thursday - Saturday afternoons Music and Dining in the Burgee each Saturday afternoon MIYC Fishing Club third Thursday Aquafit at MIMA pool Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 10am Mark your calendars so you donùt miss out on the fun! Reservations - 239-394-0199

A q u a f i t a t M I Y C Aquafit classes will resume at the MIMA pool October 3 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! 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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The Ship’s Store * NEW AND ON THE WAY! * LOGO CAPS, with more colors on the way VISORS SHIRTS for men - - oxford, camp and polo in cream, white and blue/white stripe ALL WEATHER JACKETS IN ALL SIZES WOMEN'S TOPS are fully stocked, by Sun Moda





Always something NEW to see, so stop by for gifts for your home, boat, friends as well as logo clothing. For those headed north, stock-up on sweatshirts and jackets for the trip.

Take advantage of your DISCOUNT while showing your support of MIYC. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR CLUB!

We appreciate your support!


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MIYC Book Club April 2018 Selection

Join us Thursday, April 29 th 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM for an entertaining book discussion and theme-based luncheon.

Our Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month, 12:00 Noon until 1:30 PM. We enjoy an introductory overview presentation with cocktails, and continue our table discussions during lunch. Dessert and an all- attendee perspective concludes our meeting. Our selections for the remainder of the Season are as follows: April 26th The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle - Stories of assumed or multiple identities are always intriguing, especially when the person living a double life manages to fool those closest to them, up to and including their spouse. Menu “Spiritmint Water” Salad Roasted Corn and Grilled Squash tossed with Baby Spinach, Micro Greens and Lima Beans Entree Fire Smoked Beef Short Ribs with Baked Beans and Herb Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Dessert Indian Pudding May 31st The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright - Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia.

Please join us for a lively discussion and a delicious luncheon! Reservations - 239-394-0199

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Have you noticed the Burgees hanging in the Burgee Bar? A private burgee, or owner's signal, is a way of expressing your own vision of the pleasure of sailing, and pride in your boat. The tradition of a unique pennant flown from the masthead goes back hundreds of years. The word "burgee" usually refers to a yacht club flag, but modern yachtsmen often use the term for any private flag. You can choose to make your own flag or hire someone to do the sewing. Read more: How to Design Your Own Boat Burgee Flag | eHow.com http:// www.ehow.com/how_7340673_design-own-boat-burgee-flag.html#ixzz2IG39W9v5 If you need help with your Private Burgee, contact: http://sailbaglady.com/ The Burgee Tiles in the Dockside Lounge 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. Go visit them to have your burgee created and displayed proudly in your Dockside Lounge! DESCRIPTION: WMMktByrnesCompass LocAd CLIENTNAME: Bymes, Lesley PROJECTMGR.: Byrne,Chris COSTCENTER: F023 DUEDATE: 12/17/17 05:30 PAPER: TBD PRINTING: TBD COLORS: CMYK TMPL: 8653056 PICKUP: MODIFIEDBY CHAR 11-16-17 APPROVAL CREATIVESTUDIO 1585Broadway, 23rd Floor NewYork,NY 10036 750VarickStreet, 3rd Floor NewYork,NY 10014 r2 FILENAME: 9091704Compass r2 LASTMODIFIED: November 16, 2017 3:49PM

Burgees at MIYC

This burgee belongs to Jim and Linda Marr. It means: RSM Bluewater which is the name of their boat.

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MIYC Weekly Dinner Specials Saturday Nights Surf ‘n Turf Thursday Nights Prime Rib Night Regular Cut - $23 King Cut - $26

Flowers! Remember all the beautiful floral arrangements you have enjoyed at the Club during Season? They were created by Marco Island Florist. Please consider Nancy & Joe Carrington at Marco Island Florist for your flowers and accessories. Wonderful for gifts. 239-970-3074 178 S. Barfield www.marcoislandflorist.com

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NONCOMMERCIAL VHF Marine Radio Channel Usage Working channels for p leasure boats. Messages must be about the needs of the ship. Typical uses include fishing reports, rendezvous, scheduling repairs and berthing information. 9 - Available for Intership, ship, and coast general purpose calling by noncommercial ships. 16 – DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING - Use this channel to get the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies (distress and safety). 68, 69 72 - Use Channel 72 only for ship-to-ship messages. 78 …………………………………………………………………………………….. 13, 67 - NAVIGATIONAL - (Also known as the bridge-to-bridge channel.) This channel is available to all ships. Messages must be about ship navigation, for example, passing or meeting other ships. You must keep your messages short. Your power output must not be more than one watt. This is also the main working channel at most locks and drawbridges. Sea Tow Automated Radio Check Service 1 Automated Radio Check Service uses one of VHF Channels 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84. Simply tune your radio to the proper channel for your community. 2 Conduct a radio check as you normally would. 3 Upon releasing the mic, the system will replay your transmission, letting you hear how you sound. Channel 26 for radio check is located at Hamilton Harbor, Naples, FL

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239-537-8353 MysteryAndHistorySWFL@gmail.com Florida is a treasure trove of folklore, legends and lawless tales! Its packed full of forgotten secrets, hard times and tragic tales of SW Florida borders and beyond. Your mystery hostess, Martha Hatta, will take you back in time of the early settlers, famous pirates and treasure hunters, cults, criminals, and of course ghosts! ALL TOURS BEGIN AT 7:00pm (check-in 6:00pm - 6:30pm) Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn 100 Palm Street - Marco Island, Florida 34145 $40.00+ tax (per person) Includes 2 hour tour and complimentary drink (beer, wine or soda) Tours booking now for December 1 st . February 16 th . March 30 th Reserve Today at www .MarcoMysteryAndHistory. com

As you may know , the MIYC has been collecting food for the local food bank . The need is so great that the decision has been made to collect food all Season . So when you see that BOGO at the grocery store , think of Our Daily Bread . Collection boxes sit in the lobby .

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Port Captain

Members who are visiting the Club for a couple of hours during the mid-day. It is essential, however, that if you are interested in coming to the Club by boat, that you remember to call ahead to Richard Varnes, Dockmaster, or on Saturdays and Sundays, Mike Mann, Asst. Dockmaster, to see if slips are available and to get a slip assignment. When you get to the Marina, call them on the radio, and they will be there to assist you in docking. While we are reminding you of things you already know, please remember to turn off your radar when entering the Marina, or any marina for that matter. The radar beam is safely over your head, but for the Dockmaster, especially on non-floating docks, he is close by and directly in the radar beam’s path. So, with the warm weather just around the corner, come to the Club by boat and enjoy a delicious lunch at the new Burgee Bar. Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

Although it is now officially Spring, the chilly weather of the last few weeks has given us reason to doubt it. However, the changes in the Marina happening now convince us that Spring, indeed, is here. Some of the more

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restless seasonal visitors are starting to get their vessels seaworthy again and will be casting off their lines soon. It will be another month before the more laid-back, as well as those from the coldest parts of the country, leave their slips. Nevertheless, it all means that more slips will begin to be available for our transient friends to come and visit again. It won’t be a 1 for 1 trade-off however, because the demand for long-term leasing of slips is still pretty high. With more slips available, it also means that MIYC Boating Members can now come to the Club for lunch by boat. MIMA makes slips available to MIYC Boating

Check Out Our Enhanced Website! We’ve been making improvements to our website—check it out! It now has more information and it’s easier to use! Drop down menus are one new feature that makes it easier to find the information you’re looking for. In “Member Central” (the password-protected side of the website for Members only) you can more quickly access the roster, pay your statement, check the calendar of events, see our Fleet List, join a committee and more! Log in and take a spin!

Also, take a look at the new information we’ve put on the “public” side of the website. Under “About Us,” we have added a Club History, a map with directions, and photos of our Bridge Officers. Under the “Boating” tab, we have added information about our various types of cruises, the sailing program, information for visiting cruisers (under “Port Captain”) and safety and training information. And there will be even more to come! See next page.

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We're Looking for Sponsors for New Members Are you in? Marco Island Yacht Club is growing! That's terrific, but it does bring new challenges, especially if we are to keep our reputation as the "fun and friendly" club on the Island! Prospective new Members often walk through the door without knowing a soul at the Club. That's why we would like to develop a list of Members who are willing to serve as Sponsors. What does a Sponsor do? • Meet the prospect and introduce them to others at Happy Hour • Sign the application as Sponsor • Continue to introduce them around the Club after membership is official • Invite them to join you for dinner or an event • Help them learn about all of the activities and events at the Club • Ensure that we get a photo and short bio for Communications • Generally "shepherd" them through their first month or two at the Club Being a Sponsor is a wonderful way to get to know some great new people and increase your own friendship circle. The Membership Committee Chairs will maintain the list of volunteer Sponsors and will call you when you are needed. We will try to match prospects and Sponsors by common interests, geography or some other dimension. Getting new Members off to a good start will enrich their experience and your own! Please email Cynthia Hultquist, our Membership Coordinator, at membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net or call 394-0199 x303 if you are willing to serve as a Sponsor. Thank you! Membership Co-Chairs Vicki Bretthauer and Kathy Caruso

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Looking for a delightful way to meet a great group of women? Thursday mornings at MIYC bring much laughter as we play Pony Canasta. Starting at 9:30 & ending after a delicious Club lunch by 1:00. New players welcome! All you need is a willingness to laugh & learn. Don't know how to play, but want to learn? Know how to play and want to join the group? Everyone is welcome! Call Marsha Riss 389-7477 or email garndoc@gmail.com

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

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

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MIYC Fishing Club A new MIYC Fishing Club was launched last month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19 th , at 11:30AM at the Burgee Bar. What is the MIYC Fishing Club? Many Club Members have an interest in fishing, yet they rarely fish in southwest Florida. Why not? Either they: ◦ Do not own a boat ◦ Are looking for a friend to fish with ◦ Or are unfamiliar with the area and not quite ready to go it alone in Marco Island The Fishing Club is a solution for Members to get out and fish on a regular basis. Who can participate? All members can attend the Thursday late afternoon meetings. At each meeting, we will discuss a variety of fishing topics from “what is biting” to how to catch them to tricks of trade. Going Fishing The goal is to set 1-2 fishing trips each month (one backwater, one offshore). Full, Equity and Associate Full Members may attend these trips (one of the many “on the water” benefits of Full membership). Members who are new to fishing need to: Purchase 2 rods and reels, tackle box, basic lures, hooks, leaders, etc. (available at Sunshine Ace on San Marco). If you do not know how to cast – start practicing. When we get out on the water, the fishing is often fast and furious and it’s not the right time to learn how to cast. For those who would like to fish backwater and offshore, please learn the following basic knots. They can be found on YouTube. · FG or uni-to-uni (connects braid to mono/fluorocarbon) · Rapala knot (connect mono/floro to a lure, hook, etc.) The 3 rd Thursday of each month will be our set time for Fishing Club meetings. For those who want to stay for dinner after the meeting, Thursday is Prime Rib night! Interested in joining the Fishing Club? Contact Jeff Comeaux at comeaux411@icloud.com

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

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Editors’s Note: Well, Season is coming to a close for many of our Members. And what a Season it’s been! Safe travels to all who will be on the road or in the air. Lots more to come for those who are staying longer! Stay tuned! Linda Marr

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