April Anchorlines 2021


Volume 21:4

April 2021

Coming MEMBER Events

Save The Date Saturday April 24, 2021 Jackets Required For reservations, call 239-394-0199 or email receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Hats & Horses Saturday, May 4, 2019 Saturday,May 1st, 2021 SAVE THE DATE

Get Your Hats Ready for the Hat Contest For reservations, call 239-394-0199 or email receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net


Member Semi-Annual Meeting w/ Happy Hour, Dinner & Dancing

Wednesday, April 21 — 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 6 th

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

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

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

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or

email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com (You can also reply to Alice by clicking reply from this email!) Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wednesday, April 28 th Put Twilight Golf - May 6 th on your calendar!


Dolphin Explorer Eco Tour MIYC Day Cruise Tuesday April 6, 2021 Lunch at 11:30 am, Cruise at 1 pm Limited to 45 Full and Equity Members! Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!

Boater’s Night

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

Fishing Club Meets Thursday April 22 th Lunch & Discussion - 11:30 am

The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Bar to discuss: • Local fshing reports for backwater and off- shore • Fishing trips to Islamorada and Key West

Please rsvp to Jeff by Tuesday April 20 th 847.951.3400 or Comeaux411@icloud.com

Reservations Please! Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least two days before the event. Chef Bob and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation for a specifc time, please be prepared to be shown to your table at that time. We appreciate your help as this also helps the kitchen Staff serve you in a timely manner.


Couple’s Bridge Wednesday, March 31 st 4:00pm All are welcome to play Couple’s Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at 4:00pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00pm. A “couple” can be a man and woman, two women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun evening for all. Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list. Wednesday, April 1 th 4:00 pm

MIYC Men’s Bridge Men play on Wednesday April 28 th 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Contact Bob Winterhalter at 239-389-0825 or email robertswinterhalter@gmail.com for more information.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Tuesdays 1 pm - 4 pm May Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. The group plays on Tuesdays, starting with lunch at the Club at noon. (You can come for both lunch and play, or just to play.) RSVP now. Contact Linda Spell: Cell 239-450-8704 or lindabrownspell@gmail.com

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

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.


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

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

MIYC Book Club Thursday, April 29 th Noon Biography of John Adams Presented by Carol Comeaux

Book Club will meet next on Thursday, April 29 th . Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, an informative presentation and lively discussion: 12:00 noon until 1:30pm. We have one wonderful selection for the remainder of our 2021 Season’s reading! Book Club date and choice is as follows: Date Book Presenter May 27 The Alice Network Deb deVries Reservations: 239-394-0199 MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson ma34145@comcast.net 239.821.7081 In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scale – a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.


Getting to Know You – Our New General Manager Mark Felbinger – By M.A. Harlacker Mark was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His military family (including an older sister) eventually relocated to Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where his younger brother was born. They later moved to Harvard, MA, then to Medford, NJ, where he spent his Freshman and Sophomore HS years. Mark then enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy in Valley Forge, PA, and graduated in 1983 as a Cadet Captain/ Company Commander with honors. He furthered his education at Atlantic Cape College of NJ. Mark has been married to his wife Jodi for 23 years, and they have two sons Mark (Markie), 24, and Joseph (Joey), 18. Mark is a graduate of FGCU and works at Quinn’s JW Marriott, and Joey has been accepted to Florida State University, with a full scholastic scholarship. “I am very proud of both of my children, especially excelling in a difficult environment today.“ Mark enjoys boating, fishing, shooting skeet, and is an avid snow skier, although he only gets to Colorado once a year. He and Jodi are both Philadelphia sports fans. They enjoy dining out at “hole in the wall” (non-chain) establishments, entertaining for friends, a tending to their 2 dogs (Moorkies) Bandit & Zoey, and a day at the beach. A dream vacation/location is a month in the Australian outback, and his bucket list includes “Catch & release a Tarpon, Play Augusta National, and Yellowstone National Park in a camper (that’s means a Fairfield INN by Marriott).” Mark enjoys 70’s/80’s classic rock, board games, and Beef Wellington with Bearnaise sauce and a coffee milkshake on the side. Mark has extensive experience in the Hospitality industry, beginning with Beverage Manager at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Marriott Seaview CC outside of Atlantic City, opening a 300-room Marriott Hotel in Spartanburg, SC, Director of F&B at the Worthington (TX) Renaissance Hotel, and most recently, Director of Event Operations at the JW Marriott here on Marco Island. Mark’s causes include the Harry Chapin Food Bank, with which he has done a lot of work. He also knows his wine, and in the next year would like to earn a Wine Sommelier Level 1 designation. What is your personal motto? “If you take care of your associates (employees), they will in turn take care of our members.”


Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. General Manager - Mark Felbinger ext. 302 gm@marocislandyachtclub.net Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 chef@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@marcoislandyachtclub.net 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

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


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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MIYC CRUISE SCHEDULE 2021-22 as of 24March2021 April 6, 2021 Day Cruise – Dolphin Explorer April 11-14, 2021 South Seas May 17-21, 2021 Key West May 15, 2021 FCYC Venice YC July 3-5, 2021 Legacy Harbour (4 th July BBQ/Fireworks) July 9-11, 2021 FCYC – Florida Yacht Club Aug 30–Sept 12, 2021 AMA French Cruise Aug.30-Sept. 12 Barcelona-Paris September 11, 2021 FCYC Bird Key YC October 23, 2021 Day Cruise Circumnavigation Marco Island MIYC Lunch November 8, 2021 Day Cruise Pelican Isle Yacht Club November 13, 2021 FCYC - TBA November , 2021 Hawks Cay/Key West Cruise December 18, 2021 Dock Party/Christmas Parade: Marco Island January 11-13, 2022 Naples Sailing & Yacht Club January 13, 2022 Day Cruise – Naples Sailing & Yacht Club February 7, 2022 Day Cruise – Dolphin Tiki Hut February 8-12, 2022 South Seas Cruise February 19, 2022 Blessing of the Fleet March 7, 2022 Day Cruise – Naples Yacht Club March 13-18, 2022 West Coast Cruise April 4, 2022 Scavenger Hunt April 7-15, 2022 British Virgin Islands Charter September 2022 Adriatic Sea/ Germany River Cruise September 14-26, 2022 Oceania Mediterranean Cruise

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Geoff Walker Commodore Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:30 pm

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.

Evening Colors Friday, April 23 rd 5:30 pm Call 239-394-0199 to make a reservation.


event was designed to raise money for the Mariners Fund. In addition to part of the event price going to the fund, there was the opportunity to register in a drawing for some interesting wines and to sign up to

Whew! This past month has been a full one at the Club! Regular activities like the Fishing Club, Book Club, card groups, fine dining, and Twilight Golf have kept our members busy. We have also had two new staff members join the Club. And, a first in recent Club history, we had an event focused on raising money for the Mariners Fund. Our two new staff members are Mark Belfinger and Carrie Brooks. Mark joins us as General Manager after a long career with Marriott, with experience in Food & Beverage and Event Management. We have scheduled a number of 'Get to know Mark' sessions for members. If you have not already done so, I urge you to spend a little time with Mark. I think you will find his personality and background well suited to our Club. Carrie joins us after serving as the Food and Beverage manager at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers. She has also had an extensive career with Stock Development. Carrie is joining us as Project Manager for our conversion to the NorthStar system. She will be documenting our current processes, updating processes where required, helping transition data from our current system to the new system, and training both our employees and our members on how to take advantage of the new system. I am sure you will have the opportunity to get to know Carrie as she begins her assignment! On March 20th, the Member Events Committee produced a great event for the Club. Dubbed "Hooray for Hollywood", the

Dave Everitt

have a special inscription made on a paver to be installed in our patio. From a fundraising perspective, the event was a great success. But the evening was a great success in terms of member satisfaction, as well! And April continues as another busy one at the Club! In addition to Easter Brunch, there is a sunset cruise, an extended cruise to Pink Shell, a great wine and dine evening and the normal clubs and activities our members enjoy. The level of activity, and the quality of the events is helping attract new members, as well. We are seeing a lot of interest from people moving to Florida as well as returning members and individuals purchasing a Wet Slip Membership. Our membership level is back to the level we saw in March 2020, just before the COVID shutdown! So if you see a new face at the Club, be sure to welcome them! I look forward to seeing you at the Club! Dave Everitt

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Member Events

It's Easter time and Passover and some of our Members are already planning their trips 'home.' But I'd like to remind everyone that we will be continuing to have fun and games at the Club from now right through the summer. Following Easter and the Semi-Annual Member Meeting, we will again host “Hats and Horses”, our tribute to the Kentucky Derby. This is a fan favorite event where everyone gets a chance to try their luck at picking the winners...win, place and show. And, in keeping with the style of Churchill Downs, we will be judging the best hats in a number of different categories. So keep May 1 open for a fun day of Hats and Horses. For those of you who attended the Hooray for Hollywood Fundraising

Gala, we had a ball. There were Oscars (Marcos) distributed to Members in varying categories related to club life. Take a look at the page of pictures in Anchorlines. The evening was also a great success in the fundraising department. A portion of each ticket was dedicated to the Mariners Fund, as well as the proceeds from a wine raffle. The Mariners Fund is also giving a commemorative brick to each Member for a contribution of $150. The bricks are going like hot cakes. The order forms are available at the front desk and soon we will send in an eblast where there will be a website available for online orders. Plan for an Independence Day Party with entertainment on Friday, July 2. Nevada Smith will headline an evening of patriotic celebration. Plan on joining us.


MIYC Membership

Woohoo! Fla-mingling is back at your Club! We have so many new members and we are all getting vaccinated, so we offcially brought back the Fla- mingle Table. On Saturday March 27th, we will have the Fla-mingle Table as a regular Friday evening feature. We will also offer it any time members would like to meet other members! We have lots of new members so please ENJOY meeting some of them! I am starting to sound like a broken record as I announce all our new members to you each month! We have many folks coming to us from the North, as well as new homeowners and even folks who are joining us to dine along the water instead of a golf course! Current members have been as welcoming as possible with our COVID protocol in place. We have made lots of adjustments to our protocol so feel free to reach out to our new members to welcome them!

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 certifcate 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! In coming months, I will feature some members as Someone You Should Know in the same way we are featuring our staff. Stay tuned and stay safe! If you are like Neil and me, we feel the safest place on the island to dine is the Club. I do hope you all agree. Ed & Cloe Gerri are trying us out with a Three-Month Trial Membership. And we have many new homeowners who have a 30-day Trial Membership: Michael Teets, Jennifer Smith, Ray Bastarache, Barrie Carrano, and Jeff & Tori Gillesse . If you see a red nametag, please introduce yourselves, following Club COVID Protocol! MIMA slips are also selling! Dan & Kathy Regan join us as Full Members after purchasing a MIMA slip. Kathleen Douglas and Geoff Muther upgraded from Social to Full Members as they saw how much fun we are have ‘on the water!’ They really enjoyed the trip to Sarasota! Pat Wilkins, a member who is a realtor, gifted a three-month Trial Membership to Dr. Bryan and Wendy Rubach. Our next new members are Michele & Todd Nelson . They joined immediately as Equity Members and are neighbors of Rear Commodore Henry Stanley! Dave & Cookie Metzler are new members who bought a slip and purchased Equity in our Club! Other new slip members are Frank & Victoria Boucher, Gordy & Jill Boucher, Peter & Linda DiDonato, Nikki Nitz, and Scott & Lyn Teepe ! They’re all eagerly waiting for the marina to be completed but all will be using the Club now!

Attached please find a brochure outlining the first "FCYC Land Cruise" via RV's to the River RanchRV Resort in River Ranch, Florida. The land cruise is scheduled for June 21-28. River Ranch is located west of Vero Beach, south of Orlando and east of Tampa.


FCYC Representative

Atached please fnd a brochure outlining the frst "FCYC Land Cruise" via RV's to the River Ranch RV Resort in River Ranch, Florida. The land cruise is scheduled for June 21-28. River Ranch is located west of Vero Beach, south of Orlando and east of Tampa.

Ray Rosenberg

FCYC MEETING SCHEDULE Club DATE 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

MIYC’s NewHours of Operation

Lunch Dinner

11:30am - 2:30pm 5:30pm - 8pm

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

Sunday Lite Fare 3pm - 7pm


10am - 2pm

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Marketing & Communications

Check out our Official Logos! On behalf of the Communications Committee, I am excited to introduce you to the Official MIYC Logos, recently approved by the Board of Directors: MIYC Logo:

Michelle Hennessy

Recognizing that the Logo may not always be appropriate, I present a Secondary Logo, or Icon, which is what has been used most frequently.

The Board also approved a logo for the new Riverside Marina:

Next steps for the Committee will be: 1. Identify the font used and that will be included in the proper use guidelines. 2. Develop proper use guidelines, appropriate applications for each logo, and receive each logo in the proper formats for use in print, embroidery, web, etc. 3. Update all websites and Social Media with the new Logo or Icon. 4. Work with the GM to develop branded stationery, business cards and all collateral. 5. Work with all Committees on proper use of the logos. Any questions, or requests to use the Logo should be directed to Michelle Hennessy, Chair, Communications Committee .


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.


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Past Events…


mariners Fund Raiser Saturday, March 20, 2021



This article and some of the pictures were published by the Marco Eagle and Coastal Breeze.

Marco Island Yacht Club Celebrates “Hooray for Hollywood” Gala

On Saturday, March 20, the Marco Island Yacht Club continued the celebration of its 20 th Anniversary with the Hooray for Hollywood Gala event.

As Members arrived at the club, they were approached at the red carpet by paparazzi played by MA Harlacker, Bob Winterhalter and Cara DuBay, asking Members “Who are you wearing tonight,” and “Do you think this is your year to win the coveted Oscar?” Members arrived in formal wear or dressed as their favorite actor and had photos taken by the red Rolls Royce provided by Harvey Cohen. Tom Jobe graced the Rolls accompanied by a statuette of Marilyn Monroe. As Members entered the Yacht Club they were given official greetings from Chairman Dave Everitt and Ellie Everitt and Commodore Geoff Walker and Cinda Walker. Vicki and Neil Bretthauer were in position to judge the best dressed or the best costume of the evening. As members received their first drink, Melanie Kraemer whisked them away to the photo booth for their picture with Oscar. Henry Stanley, Russ Doeringer, Val Bilbrey and Deb Wiebe served as photo takers. Susan Hieftje and Carol Comeaux documented the evening as the official photographers. To celebrate the club’s 20 th Anniversary, Members signed up to add their names to commemorative bricks which will create a pathway from the club house to the new Riverside Marina. The bricks are a project of the Mariners Fund committee. Diana Winterhalter, and Dick and Grace Pantano oversaw the brick presentation while Deb DeVries and Carri Kendall assisted by promoting and distributing the information. Jan Rich and Kelley Wentworth served as “Wine Sellers” as they promoted six extraordinary bottles of wine generously contributed by Club Chairman Dave Everitt and Ellie Everitt. Angela and Jon Holt served as emcees of the evening and organizers of the “Star Studded” stage production. Ms. Holt is the Chairman of the Member Events Committee. Patti Cohen equipped with her ‘Entertainment Tonight” microphone jibed the members as the club’s version of Joan Rivers. The evening opened with a surprise version of ‘’There’s No Business Like Show Business.” The words of the song were rewritten and sung by Tom Wentworth and Jim Rich to reflect the Marco Island Yacht Club. The “dancing girls” in furs and tiaras were Alice Jobe and Dalia Krepelka. Then, Alan and Linda Sandlin graced the dance floor in a tribute to Ballroom dancing with their number, “It Had To Be You.” OSCAR card holders performed in a skit to change the name of the evening’s awards to the MARCOS as a more fitting name for the Gala. John and Marguerite Steeves, Nancy and Morris Margolis, Kathy and David Caruso and Bob Winterhalter provided the laughs as the name was changed. Other skits were reminiscent of the Price Waterhouse representative who delivered the Oscars played by Bruce Kraemer and protected by John Kendall of DK Security The club was decorated by members of the Member Events Committee. Alice Jobe took the lead and the club was decorated in HOLLYWOOD style from bow to stern. At the end of the show, MARCO awards were presented to unsuspecting Members for categories including “On the Waterfront”, “Finding Nemo”, “Captain Courageous” and ‘Flipper”. The Wendy Renee Band provided the music for the evening of skits, comedy and outstanding dance tunes. And, a special “Gala” menu was provided by Chef Bob Aylwin.


Sarasota Extended Cruise March 11-16, 2021


Sunset Cruise - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Forgot your website Password? Email Vicki Bretthauer at vickib777@sbcglobal.net to have your password reset. Reservations Please!

Please remember to make your reservations for dinner and events at the Club at least two days before the event. Chef Bob and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation for a specifc time, please be prepared to be shown to your table at that time. We appreciate your help as this also helps the kitchen Staff serve you in a timely manner.


Twilight Golf - March 4, 2021

Linda/Jim Marr - their last Twilight Golf

“Luck of the Draw” Winners (MIYC ball markers): Geoff Walker, Dave/Rita Krett

Format Winners (logo golf ball): Tom Jobe, Jim Lavery and Russ Doeringer (not pictured)

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.


MIYC’sNewHours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

11:30am - 2:30pm

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

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

Sunday Lite Fare 3pm - 7pm


11:30am - 2:30pm

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

Forgot your website Password? Email Vicki Bretthauer at vickib777@sbcglobal.net to have your password reset.


Safety & Training

Hello All Ye Sea Captains— In this issue we are going to talk about the very important, but often ignored, hose clamp. We all seem to regularly check our engine and generator oil along with the condition of our batteries before heading out to sea, but these are not the type of safety checks that will keep your boat afloat. Did you know that according to boat insurance claims, more than 40% of all boat sinkings occur at the dock, and many of these are directly associated with a loose or detached hose from a thru-hull below the waterline. The culprit? You’ve guessed it -- the lowly hose clamp.

Jim Rich Safety & Training Officer

Available in a variety of sizes for every fitting, our sea salt environment dictates the use of clamps made only of 316 stainless steel or better. Also, be sure to purchase these from a retailer that specializes in marine equipment and can verify the quality of not only the band, but the screw and gear housing as well. While more expensive, top of the line hose clamps will normally last for years, protect your investment, and could ultimately save your life! The following is a great summery reference, written by Mark Corke, associate editor of BoatU.S : “At least once or twice per season, inspect all the hose clamps on your boat to ensure that they’re still performing their assigned purpose – keeping a hose connected to some other fitting. Here’s what to look for”: • Visually inspect all clamps. If you see rust or it appears loose or deficient in some way, investigate further. • Out-of-the-way clamps, such as the ones on the hose at the aft end of a shaft gland or washdown/livewell hoses tucked out of the way, often get overlooked. Use a flashlight and mirror to check them. • Keeping water on the outside of the boat is one of a hose clamp’s most essential functions, but don’t forget to also inspect those that hold sanitation hoses in place. A failed fitting is likely to be unpleasant at best and could be a real health hazard. These clamps are more likely to corrode because of what’s going through the hose, including head and holding tank treatments. • Bilge pumps are reliant on correct hose connections. If a hose comes loose from a pump, not only will it prevent water from being sucked from the bilge, but the pump may run continuously, draining the battery.


Safety & Training cont’d

• Pay special atenton to hoses connected to bilge blowers on inboard-powered boats with gasoline engines. It’s not uncommon to see the hose detached from the blower, rendering it useless and possibly leading to an explosion. • Exhaust systems require two hose clamps where any fexible hose joins any other piece of fxed equipment, such as a mufer. • While checking clamps, look closely at the hose that the clamp is holding in place. A too-tght hose clamp may cut into the hose, weakening it. •Periodically check the clamp screw for tghtness with a screwdriver or nut driver. If the screw is loose in its housing, it’s tme to replace the clamp.

Untl next tme, Happy and Safe Boatng!

Jim Rich, Safety and Training Ofcer Catman1048@gmail.com 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

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!



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 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 Ellie Everitt Linda Marr Kevin O’Neill

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 Henry Stanley Kelley Wentworth

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

Gerry Gorman Morris Margolis Geoff Walker

Marco Island Yacht Club


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




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

Coconut Grove Ft. Lauderdale

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

Indian Harbour Bch

Daytona Beach

Palm City

Key Biscayne


Lauderdale YC Marathon YC

Ft. Lauderdale


Royal Palm Y&CC

Boca Raton

Smyrna YC

New Smyrna Bch

The Florida YC

Jacksonville Vero Beach Vero Beach

The Moorings Y&CC

Vero Beach YC




Bird Key YC Bradenton YC

Sarasota Palmetto

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

Captiva YC

Captiva Island

Carlouel Beach & YC Charlotte Harbor YC


Port Charlotte

Clearwater YC Davis Island YC Fort Walton YC

Clearwater Beach


Ft. Walton Beach

Isles YC

Punta Gorda Marco Island

Marco Island YC

Naples Sailing & YC

Naples Naples Naples

Naples YC

Pelican Isle YC Pensacola YC

Pensacola Sarasota Panama City

Sarasota YC

St. Andrews Bay YC

St. Charles YC

Ft. Myers

St. Petersburg YC

St. Petersburg

Tampa Y&CC


Tarpon Springs YC

Tarpon Springs

The Field Club


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

Click here for more detailed information.


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.

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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


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

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

Bronze Silver Gold

Platinum Diamond Sapphire

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

Dick Pantano Henry Stanley Diana Winterhalter



Join fellow Full and Equity Members on a 12-day prestgious Oceania Mediterranean Cruise, from Istanbul, Turkey to Rome, Italy. September 14-26, 2022 Full details will follow for all interested partes, but tme is of the essence, with 305 of all staterooms already reserved! J i f lo Fu l and Equity Me bers on a 12-day prestigious Oceania Mediterranean Cruise, from Istanbul, Turkey to Rome, Italy. September 14-26, 20 2 l tails wi l fo lo for all interested parties, bu time is of th essence, with 305 of all stater oms already reserved! For complete trip overview including itnerary, staterooms, pricing, air optons, shore excursions etc., please go to this link. For co plete trip overvie incl i iti i i , r excursions etc., pleas g t t i li .

Anyone interested should contact Jim Rich IMMEDIATELY for details and/or reservatons: i t r st should contact Jim Rich IMMEDIATELY for details and/or r servations:

Phone: 239-248-4166 or Email: catman1048@gmail.com Phone: 239-248-41 6 or Email: catman1048@gmail.com

Note: Additonal perks and fare discounts are contngent on the number of rooms we book. t : itional perks and fare discounts are contingent on the number of r oms we book.


MIYC is Going Cruising and Equity & Full Members are Invited! April 7 - 15, 2022 Don’t miss this opportunity to Bareboat Charter with fun friends in the Caribbean’s most popular cruising grounds – The BVIs Not sure if charter cruising is your thing? If your answers are yes to the following, you’re prime Bareboat Charter material! • Do you enjoy cruising emerald green waters and watching breathtaking sunsets? • Are you flexible and easy-going? • Will you share on-board cooking and cleaning duties? • Do you enjoy swimming, diving, dining, and partying with great friends? • Are you physically able to get into/out of a dinghy for transportation to and from shore? General Itinerary • April 7, early a.m. ground transportation by bus or car to air departure terminal • April 7, sleep overnight at Moorings Marina (Marina Facing Rooms) • April 8 – 14, cruise the BVIs • April 15, mid-day flight and ground transportation returning to Marco All Charters Include • Charter, fuel, boat insurance, split provisioning, and all fees • Four cabins per vessel, each with private head/shower – double occupancy • Split provisioning will provide breakfasts, lunches, and 1/2 dinners (onboard).

• The balance of dinners will be on-shore, at crew expense. Total Estimated Cost / Couple (including air and ground charges) • 53’ Power Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (< 1 YO) $9,500 • 50’ Sailing Catamaran - Exclusive Pus (< 1 YO) $7,750 Geoff Walker is Cruise Director/Coordinator . If you would like to be included, contact Geoff at 678-296-5233.


Let’s Sail Away by Peggy Frazier We are all happy that you are vaccinated as we can once again set sail. However, if you chose to post your vaccination card on social media make sure to cover your birth date as it invites scammers aboard! We recommend that you put a copy of your card on your phone and keep the original with your passport for the upcoming river cruise. Staples will laminate vaccine cards for free through May 1. Keep the card in a safe place because it's the main proof of vaccination. If you still need an appointment let us know and we will try to help... I often discuss the importance of connection to others as well as exposure to nature for your health, but did you know that both are mutually reinforcing? Stepping (cruising) into the water wonderland we are blessed to live in with friends can help reinforce that sense of connection. Some have suggested that our dues to the Marco Island Yacht Club should be deductible because of the health benefits of social interaction. Time spent with those who care about you is good for everyone: making you feel happier, lowering your risk of dementia, and promoting a sense of belonging. People who engage in relationships tend to have a boosted immune system, improved mental sharpness, and longer happier lives. New research has resulted in the finding that two hours outdoors is becoming the next 10,000 steps. Spending time outdoors (and on the water) is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones as well as decreased anxiety, depression and fatigue. Scientists have repeatedly found that human anticancer natural killer cells significantly increase after time outdoors -- a practice the Japanese call “forest bathing”. The minimum time is two hours so sign up for the trip to South Seas and decrease your inflammation and risk of chronic disease. The MIYC also gives you other opportunities such as Aquafit and Golf! Do you know someone that needs to boost their positive endorphins and encourage an optimistic mindset? Assist them to become MIYC members !

Be Kind - Wear Your Mask

Marco Island Yacht Club


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

Burgees at MIYC

Blue Moon

This burgee belongs to Jim and Linda Marr. Blue Moon is the name

Marco Island Yacht Club


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Cooperating Group Discount

The MIYC Group Program has been renewed with Boat U.S. This entitles the person 50% on the membership ($15 instead of $30). Additional Discounts apply to towing. The Group is # GA84657B. It is best to call when an individual renews their membership. 800-395-2628 Here is a link to this web page: http://www.boatus.com/membership/group/benefts.asp Special Co-Op Group Benefts include: Half-price BoatUS Membership. Your members are entitled to a full Membership in BoatUS for only $15 - that’s 50% off the regular $30 annual dues! Towing Package Discounts are also available through our Cooperating Group. BoatUS Member benefts include Member Rewards at West Marine stores, discounts at boating and fshing related businesses nationwide on fuel, repairs and overnight slips, on-the-water Towing Services, highly respected Marine Insurance, a subscription to BoatUS Magazine and much more.


JULIE & BROCKWILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell: (239) 595-6767 julie.wilson@PremierSir.com brock.wilson@sothebysrealty.com Premier Sotheby’s International Realty The Esplanade ~ 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

Serving Marco Island& Naples for over 22 years

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

Our contact point for this information is Mary McKeown… She's the one to tell when you know of a major event, happy or sad -- and Mary will be sure to get the word out.

Please contact her at: maryamckeown@aol.com or 847-812-8386

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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