May 2021 Anchorlines


May 2021

Volume 21:5

Coming MEMBER Events


Save The Date Saturday May 22 nd , 2021 Club Casual For reservations, call 239-394-0199 or email




Marco Island Historical Society Presentation and Reception Thursday, May 20 4:00 pm

Another mystifying piece of local history has arrived in Marco Island. This one came quietly – arriving in a U-Haul, accompanied by clear plastic bags of debris that warn: repair work ahead. It was a battered skiff built by Eugene Paul Teachout, World War I veteran who lived alone in the Everglades around Goodland for decades. So, who was Paul Teachout? Pat Rutledge, executive director of the museum, and the museum's board, can't tell you. But she will tell the story of where the skiff is now and what’s happening to it. Pat will present this story on Thursday afternoon, May 20 th here at MIYC. Watch for more information about this event. (by Harriet Howard Heithaus, Naples Daily News)

Roger Johnson, left, and Ron Rutledge, work to restore a pre-war, custom designed, hand-built skiff.

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


MIYC Veterans List


Branch Years Highest Rank


Branch Years Highest Rank

Aber, Robert E. Apolzan, John

Army NG 69-75 Army 66-69 Navy 44-46


Leach, Ronald (dec)

USAF 56-59 Army 77-97 Army 69-71 Navy 54-57 Army 62-68 Army 43-46 Army 68-70 Army 63-69 USAF 63-65 Army 86-95 Navy 84-00 Army 75-78 USMC 67-72 Army 56-64 Army 70-76 Army 60-86 Army 68-74 Army 58-64 Navy 59-63 Army 62-68 Army 67-73 USMC 66-74 Navy 73-79 Navy 71-77 USAF 68-72 Army 73-11 USMC 67-73


Lemoine, David McCabe, Tom

Basic, John Bilbrey, Ken

Navy 69-70 E3 Seaman McElaney, Dan


Boyce, Heyward Boyle, Robert E Bretthauer, Neil Colangelo, Bob Comeaux, Jeff Curtis, John Curtis, Stuart (dec)

Navy 51-79 Army 58-59 Army 60-66 Army 60-62 Army 66-68 Army 86-88 Army 56-57 Army 67-70 Army 61-67 Navy 91-99 Navy 67-69 Army 69-71 Navy 66-96 Army 672-78 USAF 65-69 Army 64-68 Army 64-66 Army 66-69 Army 62-76 Navy 56-62 Army 56-62 USAF 62-66 USAF 70-74

CDR McKeever, Pat



Mills, Don


Muther, Geoff Ness, Robert Pantano, Dick




Perez, Tim

Randall, David


DeFeo, Bob

Regan, Dan


Deganutti, Don


Riddiford, George


Derrough, Rachelle (Shelly)

LCDR Rinker, Frank


Dines, Tom


Roberts, Steve Rosenberg, Ray

Doeringer, Russell Downton, Chuck


CAPT Rosenow, Bob

Finch, John

E-5 E-5

Sergesketter, Bernie

Foster, Wayne Frazier, Pete

Stanley, Henry


CW2 Steeves, John


Hannafan, Michael Heckenlaible, Jim


Thibodeau, Lawrence


Traiser, Dick Troha, Frank

Irwin, Dick


Jermanok, Herb

PO3C Walker, Geoff


Jobe, Tom


Winterhalter, Bob


Kendall, John (dec)

Wright, Kim Yarde, Bruce

Lavery, Jim

Evening Colors Friday, May 28 th 5:30 pm

Call 239-394-0199 to make a reservation.


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

MIYC’s Summer Hours of Operation

Lunch Dinner Brunch

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

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

Wednesday – Sat. Every Sunday May 2, 16, 23 only

Sunday Lite Fare 3pm - 7pm


There’s a Daytime Activity for Everyone at MIYC!

A q u a f i t a t M I Y C Aquafit classes take place at the MIMA pool at 10 am on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and at 1 pm on Thursday . 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 Summer Coordinator Kimberly Porter with questions ♥ 720-364-6504

Fishing Club Meets Thursday May 20 th Lunch & Discussion – 11:30 am The Fishing Club will meet at the Burgee Barr to discuss: • Local fishing reports for backwater and off-shore • Fishing trips to Islamorada and Key West

Please RSVP to Jeff by Tuesday May 18 th 347-951-3400 or


!"#$%&'()*+,-.& !"#$"%#&'()*&')+, !" -.//)01 All are welcome to play Couple’s Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at 4:00pm. Card playing goes on for a couple of hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00pm. A “couple” can be a man and woman, two women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun evening for all. Contact Diana Winterhalter at or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list.

MIYC Men’s Bridge Men play on Wednesday May 5 th and 19 th 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Contact Bob Winterhalter at 239-389-0825 or email for more information.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Summer Hours Tuesdays 12 – 3 pm Mah Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. The group won’t have lunch, only play Mah Jongg.

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

Contact Linda Spell at 239-450-8704 to RSVP.


Noon Bridge Lunch: 12:00 Play: 12:45 pm (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. Call or e-mail Diana at: 239-389-0825

MIYC Book Club Thursday, May 27 th Noon The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Presented by Deb deVries

Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, informative presentation and lively discussion: 12:00 noon until 1:30 pm. RSVP by Noon, Tuesday, May 25 th . Call the Club @ 239-394-0199 "Solve for X." That's the phrase invoked repeatedly by Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair, the brainy college student at the center of Kate Quinn's exciting new novel, The Alice Network . In the aftermath of World War II, Charlie is thrown together with a veteran female spy from the previous war (WWI) in a high-stakes journey to locate disappeared figures from the past. Unsolved puzzles and cryptic riddles crop up like weeds in a bomb crater, and as math-whiz Charlie puts it, "There was always an answer and the answer was either right, or it was wrong." But her adventures turn out to be messy, non-formulaic and not so black and white, which after all is what makes life — and novels — interesting. This is the last Book Club discussion for the 2021 season. Enjoy your summer reading and please be ready to submit your suggestions for our 2022 Book Club Season when we return this Fall. MA Harlacker MIYC Book Club Chairperson 239.821.7081



Well, April has certainly been a busy month at the Club! We are seeing increased usage of the Club as members have received their COVID vaccinations and are looking for more social outlets. We are also seeing an increased interest in banquet and wedding planning activity. I think it is reasonable to believe that our members feel strongly that as we emerge from the effects of the pandemic the Club continues to be seen as a great place to be. I have kept you up to date on staffing changes at the Club. We are continuing to work at filling open positions and have added a new server and are looking at additional help in the kitchen. It is certainly challenging in the current economic environment to find individuals willing to come to work at the Club. Nevertheless, we have been successful in making key hires that are necessary for us to continue to keep the Club operating.

Members Recruiting Members Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2021! The Recruiting Member and new Member each receive a $100 gift certificate to use for food and beverage on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Evening or at Sunday Brunch as long as joining fees were paid. Bring us new Members and celebrate with them! Traditionally, each year in May we start to see our activity on the island slow down. And we also see our activity at the Club slowdown in anticipation of the summer season. It is true there is a bit less traffic on the island than a few weeks ago. However, the activity level at the Club continues to be strong. We have several events planned through the end of May. And we have several members who have chosen to extend their time on the island this Spring. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events and make sure to get your reservations in! I look forward to seeing you at the Club this month! Dave Everitt I also want to call your attention to an article in this month’s Anchorlines featuring the Sailing Club. For the last two years, the Club has been actively engaged in the operation of the sailing club. Dwyn von Bereghy has exhibited great leadership in helping organize and promote the Sailing Club. Rear Commodore Henry Stanley has also been instrumental in helping provide support to the Sailing Club. I urge you to check out the article and if you can support the sailing club, it is a very worthy endeavor! Our marina project continues to move forward at a good pace. We expect that the marina will be operational by the end of September. We have been successful in signing up Wet Slip Members for the marina. As of this writing, we have seventeen of the twenty-two slips covered by a Wet Slip Membership agreement. We are very excited about the progress of the marina and the strong interest in Wet Slip Memberships! I will certainly keep the membership informed as additional information is available! We have also been signing up several new members during the past few weeks. It is exciting to see new faces at the Club! If you are at the Club and see someone you don't know, make sure you introduce yourself! I know you will find the new members interesting and as excited about the future of our Club as we are!


Isn’t it fun as the Club is able to open up a little more? A big THANK YOU goes to Equity Member Peggy Frazier for working to get many of us appointments to receive the vaccine. Equity and Full Members, please be sure to pick up your member cards so that you can take full advantage of all the reciprocal clubs: FCYC, YCA and the summer reciprocals that are listed in this newsletter and are under MEMBER CENTRAL, then KEY DOCUMENTS on the private side of our website. Please be sure to review the revised House Rules that are also updated in that section on the website. Next, I am eager to see the results of our Annual Membership Survey to see the types of events that you would like to see. Keeping track of the calendar is exciting and sometimes frustrating, but member-suggested events always seem to do very well! That being said, many of you had talked with Pam Dorr asking for an early evening event-something like Lighter Fare with a Flair! We will be testing this as our friends at the Marco Island Historical

10 Also, know that we are filling up membership so if you have friends whom you would like to recommend to the Club, be sure to have them join NOW! Our Summer Memberships are now available with a discount on joining fees if the Summer Member then joins the Club fulltime. Have a SAFE SUMMER! And thank you all for listening to my presentation! Cloe & Ed Gerri , Trial Members, came up to me after the meeting to tell me they would like to become Equity Members, and before I could get downstairs to update their member record, Dominic Sergi stopped me to say that he and JoAnn would like to become Equity Members! On Thursday, I received an email from the Melges-Wiebes saying that Debra & Bob , too, would like to become Equity Members! Now that’s my kind of meeting! Seriously, if you are contemplating upgrading to an Equity Membership at your Club, NOW is the time! Feel free to contact me at for more information. Please be sure to review the calendars that are included in the email with Anchorlines. Mark all the important dates for next season on your calendar NOW! Society will join us late in the afternoon on Thursday, May 20 th to talk about the Goodland Skiff. Neil and I, along with Alan and Linda Sandlin were able to see a wonderful presentation on the skiff so we asked them to come share the story with our membership! I do hope you will join us. Please do think about our friends at the Food Pantry and Jan and Jim Rich’s organization For the Love of Cats. Your donations of food and pet food (cat & dog) go a long way in helping those less fortunate in our community. If you prefer to send a cash donation, the addresses are in this issue under the Community Relations area. As you know, this is my favorite part of this column, announcing all the new members and upgrades to our membership! First, Ken & Karen Bostrom upgraded from Full to Equity Membership as they are now spending more time on Marco! New wet slip members Peter & Linda DiDonato and Jim Anderson also upgraded to Equity! Next, Three Month Trial Members Lorie & Jeff Copeland and Merle (Bud) & Nancy Worman, have joined us as Equity Members in April before they left for the summer! Both couples told me how much they enjoyed the Club and can’t wait to return to meet more members! Doug & Kim Gaker are joining us as Full Members by purchasing a slip at MIMA this month. Now, I had this column written before the Semi-Annual Meeting on April 21 st . I appreciate all the feedback I have received from you. First, I did make a comment about whomever is Board Secretary and Membership Chair. I am not planning on going anywhere; it is just that both positions are appointed by the Chairman, and I don’t know who will be the Club Chairman next year. I will still always keep my honorary title of Club Historian!

Member Events Despite this year of Covid and social distancing, we managed to have a full calendar of events starting with the reveal of the newly painted Harbour room last September, and followed by our October 7th “Cheers to 20 Years” celebration of the club's two decades. We honored those members who have been with us from the start of the yacht club, and reveled in where we are today with our new Marina as a beacon of the club's success. In November, we showcased our member ‘performers’ in a Country Jam Session, and moved into December with a jam packed month of events every single weekend...Boat Parade, Ugly Christmas Sweater, Members Holiday Party, and of course, the New Year's Eve bash. Then we ended the much maligned 2020 and moved into a ‘new year’ filled with hope. Although we are slowly returning to normal around the rest of the world, we have to admit that we in Southwest Florida have had a much more pleasant time negotiating the effects of Covid. January gave us a little set-back, but by February we were dining outdoors and dancing for Valentine's Day.

Angela Holt

Hooray for Hollywood in March proved to be great fun and a financial success for the Mariners Fund. The music, the Oscars (or “Marcos” as we called them), the singers and dancers were on top of their game. And now, before some of you head north...we will host the Kentucky Derby...Marco Island Yacht Club's Hats and Horses on May 1. Many of you have enjoyed this event for the last 7 years or more. Well, it will be just as exciting when you come dressed for the event and you hear at 7:01...’and they're off ‘. There will be prizes for hats in five categories and a staggering $500 prize for the first place winner who chooses first, second and third place horses. But that's not all… there is a $300 second place and $200 third place prize. The prize money is a generous donation from Gillian Hamer and Dan McElany. Now for what's coming up. Here are some highlights. On October 30, we will have our Welcome Back signature event...Monster Mash. So start thinking about your costume this summer. And in February, we will have a smash hit Mardi Gras with dancing, contests, king cakes, beads and feathers. We pull out all the stops with our N'orleans members, the Hershbergers. In March, the talent show. For those who performed and for those who attended...a smash hit. We will be scouting for talent so start practicing. There are singers, dancers, jokesters, musicians and even Sinatra impersonators. That's just a sampling...maybe an art show, always a Kentucky Derby, and all the daytime cards, games, golf, theater, and book club. Something for everyone. We can't start the party without you, so get ready for another great year of fun!


Marketing & Communications

Last month I shared the updated logos for the Club and the new logo for the Marina with you. Since then the committee has developed the MIYC Logo Use Guidelines and Style Guide to help everyone in using these logos. It identifies the colors used in the logo, layout guidelines, and proper configurations. (If you would like a copy, please contact Michelle Hennessy.) Why do we need brand guidelines? The best way to ensure Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) is recognized on Marco Island and beyond is by presenting a clear and consistent image. A strong brand

identity is essential for representing an organization accurately in the public eye. As members of MIYC, it requires us to understand how and when to use the logo, approved colors, and fonts to ensure a consistent brand. If you have any old formats of prior logo versions, please delete them. The new/updated logos are to be used exclusively from this point forward. If you have a need and would like a copy of the new logos, please let me know. To help ensure “proper use,” we want to track who has been given the latest formats and ask that you please “cc” me on any communications you send to another person/vendor for their utilization of the logo. We hope this will reduce the likelihood of accidental/unintended distribution of the wrong version of a logo and prevent a costly mistake. In the coming months, we will be working on helpful templates -- PowerPoint slide, Memo, Letterhead, etc. --and will be providing those to you for your use. If you have any questions on using the logos or applying the Use Guidelines , please contact me. Michelle Hennessy Chairperson, Marketing & Communications Committee Support Anchorlines Advertisers Whether you want to delight that special person or event with flowers, or are interested in learning mysteries of our island, getting your clothes cleaned, buying or selling your home, purchasing your first yacht, just need a limo for a night out on the town, MIYC advertisers have solutions for you. The following is a list of current advertisers who are generously supporting our Club through their advertising dollars. Please express your appreciation by patronizing their businesses. When you do, let them know you are a Marco Island Yacht Club Member and thank them for their support.


Rear Commodore

Boaters Night Boaters Night on May 5 will be a real treat. WGCU-TV has produced a really fine historic film on the history of Marco Island, starting from the very beginning and truly amazing every step of the way. There are people who lived, planned, and worked on this island long ago – both men and strong women, whose

Henry Stanley

vision still shapes our community today. Introducing the film for us will be Craig Woodward, well know local lawyer, historian, and a founding member of the Marco Island Historical Society. And to make it even more fun, he will answer your questions in a Q&A after the program. Boaters Nights during the summer will be a variety of things, including tall tales by even taller members with even longer noses! And, I can assure you, there will be some really outstanding programs already lined up for this fall. Stay tuned.


FCYC Representative

Attached please find a brochure outlining the first “FCYC Land Cruise” via RVs 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. FCYC Land Cruise




Venice Yacht Club

May 14-16, 2021 July 9-11, 2021 November, 2021 January, 2022 September 10-13, 2021


Bird Key Yacht Club


Smyrna Yacht Club

FCYC Reciprocals

FCYC Club Reciprocity Status - East & West Coast - April 1, 2021




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

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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

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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

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Pelican Isle YC Pensacola YC

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St. Charles YC

Ft. Myers

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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

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Getting to Know You – Our NorthStar Transition Manager Carrie Brooks By M.A. Harlacker

Carrie, whose full name is Carrissa, was born in Auburn, Maine, and lived there with her family until she was 22. She studied Early Childhood Education, but ended up taking classes to become a Behavioral Specialist, working with children who had intellectual disabilities. She moved to Florida in January, 2005. Her family is French Canadian, but English is her only language for now. Spanish is on her wish list. Carrie is a sports lover! Football – NFL Patriots; College – Notre Dame; Baseball – Red Sox; and Women’s College Softball. Her bucket list includes seeing a game at every MLB stadium!

Carrie is an outdoor lover, enjoying walks, the Farmers’ Market, biking, and time at the beach. Her favorite trip was to New Smyrna Beach for a girls’ week with her mother, sister, cousin, and three aunts. A dream trip to Ireland and/or Greece is on the horizon. And a pet lover! “I foster and adopt dogs and cats. There are currently 4 dogs and 3 cats inside my house, which my family refers to as ‘The Brooks Zoo.’ I also took a stray cat trapping class at the Humane Society to be able to safely capture stray/feral cats in my neighborhood to get them fixed.” Carrie’s causes include animal rescue and senior pet adoptions. She is in a relationship (which includes dogs), but would also like to have children in her family within the coming year. Carrie’s prior job experience includes working for Stock Development for 14 years in many of their communities: Grandezza and Paseo for food and beverage; Hidden Harbor, Babcock Ranch and Quail West in the realty offices; and Noble Title & Trust in the corporate office. Her last position before arriving at MIYC was the Food and Beverage Manager at The Plantation Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers. As we have seen, Carrie is very friendly, ambitious, and hardworking, currently coordinating with Mrs. Gorman to get everything in order for the NorthStar transition. Her favorites? Music – Patsy Cline; Books – Alicia (a Holocaust memoir) by Alicia Appleman- Jurman; Movies – the Notebook; and the Hallmark Channel. Her personal motto? “Kill them with Kindness.” We all look forward to Carrie being an integral part of our MIYC Family.


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

General Manager - Mark Felbinger ext. 302 Executive Chef - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 Assistant Manager - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 Sales/Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 304 Membership - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 303

Finance Manager - Karen Esala ext. 306 Contributions to Anchorlines - email Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301

Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531

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Club Calendar Building 101 by Vicki Bretthauer Many folks know that I manage the Club Calendar each year. Some of you asked how it is planned. Pam Dorr, our Dining and Banquet Manager, is also a key player in this process, and our new General Manager Mark Felbinger as well as Chef Robert Aylwin sure have a lot of involvement! So how does the Club calendar for the next year get built? The day after Blessing of the Fleet in mid-February is when the process begins for the next fiscal year! The first thing done is to place the Annual Yacht Club Events on the Calendar:

• Commodore’s Ball • Blessing of the Fleet

• Boaters' Night (1st Wed of the month) • Sunset Cruises (4th Wed of the month)

19 The May calendar, the May through the rest of the season calendar and the DRAFT for our Fiscal Year 2022 (Oct 2021-Sep 2022) are all available as links within this Anchorlines email. We want you to plan to be at as many Club events as possible! When we get to our new Club System, I am certain there will be a way for you to access these calendars to print or download to your calendar! (We do have that option currently but many of you don’t use it.) I know there will be training so that you can have the most current version of the Club calendar at your fingertips at all times! And now you know all the things that are considered when we build your Club Calendar! We have to support our Clubhouse, non-Boating Membership and Staff. We have to make sense of who will attend events and when. So, that is how we then plan Wine & Dine and other dining events. Chef gets consulted to see if he can have dining upstairs or downstairs while still having a Club Event. Try fitting in Twilight Golf, Couple’s Bridge, Men’s Bridge, Book Club and Fishing Club (monthly sub-groups) and then add in Mah Jongg, Ladies’ Bridge and Ladies’ Canasta, our weekly activity groups, and you see how complicated it gets! The calendar is an ever-changing document so that is why we present you one for the month and the outlook so you can plan when to be at your Club! That’s why we have dining events like Seafood Fun, Cooking with Chef or Fla-mingle Tables popping up now that Covid protocols are relaxing. • Colors, mostly the 3rd Friday of the month except for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and St. Patrick's Day. Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day make sense but you ask, “Why St. Patrick’s Day?” Well, the Colors ceremony for March is always later so it doesn't conflict with St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour. This was done years ago by a Commodore to maintain the solemnity of the ceremony. So, as you can see, our Bridge Events take priority! Next, all Club Cruising Events are placed on the calendar. This is where the conflicts begin! Day Cruises and Extended Cruises get added to the calendar. Dockage constraints influence the dates of these cruises as well as other challenges! A planned extended cruise rarely goes on its initially planned dates because so many outside factors influence it! Marco Island Events are placed on the FY2022 Calendar (Holiday Boat Parade, Holiday Street Parade) along with the standard holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Some sunset cruises then get moved due to where Thanksgiving and Christmas fall. Next, we start filling in with our Signature Events, blocking dates so that Pam knows what dates she has available to sell for outside banquets. Weddings sometimes are planned out for more than a year so we need to honor commitments we have already made. Angela Holt, Chair of Member Events, then asks for dates available for planning events. She has to quickly book entertainment NOW as performers are already booking for Season 2022.


May 14-16, 2021 May 17-21, 2021 June 9, 2021 July 3-5, 2021 July 9-11, 2021

FCYC Venice Yacht Club

Key West

Day Cruise Naples Yacht Club

Legacy Harbour (4 th July BBQ/Fireworks)

FCYC Florida Yacht Club

Aug 30–Sept 12, 2021 September 10-12, 2021 October 23, 2021 November 2-8, 2021 November 12-14, 2021 November 15, 2021 December 18, 2021 January 11-13, 2022 January 13, 2022 January 14-16, 2022 February 8, 2022 February 8-12, 2022 February 19, 2022

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

FCYC Bird Key Yacht Club

Day Cruise Circumnavigation Marco Island MIYC/Lunch

Hawks Cay/Key West Cruise FCYC Harbour Ridge Yacht Club Day Cruise Dolphin Tiki Hut

Dock Party/Christmas Parade: Marco Island

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Day Cruise – Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

FCYC Smyrna Yacht Club

Day Cruise – Pelican Isle Yacht Club

South Seas/Punta Gorda

Blessing of the Fleet

March 7, 2022

Day Cruise – Naples Yacht Club

March 9-12

FCYC Tampa Yacht Club Pink Shell/Boca Grande

March 13-18, 2022

April 4, 2022

Scavenger Hunt

April 7-15, 2022

British Virgin Islands Charter Oceania Mediterranean Cruise

September 14-26, 2022





Member Events

Boating Committee Community

Building and Grounds

Gerry Gorman, Chair Angela Holt, Chair

Tom Wentworth,


David Caruso Bob DeFeo Susan Hieftje

Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries


Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce

Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Dwyn Von Bereghy,



Dale DeFeo

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Russ Doeringer Cara Dubay M.A. Harlacker Jon Holt Alice Jobe Carri Kendall

Jeff Comeaux Peggy Frazier Jim Heckenlaible Tom Morrison

Meredith Downton Jon Holt

Bruce Kraemer

Mary McKeown John Steeves

Bill Wallen

Ship’s Store

Deb deVries, Chair

Information Technology

Jim Rich


Ellie Everitt

Ray Rosenberg


Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Joan Gorman, Chair Deb Melges Wiebe Bill Schroeder

Michelle Hennessy,

David Caruso Carol Comeaux Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker

Marguerite Steeves Geoff Walker


Nancy Traiser Kelley Wentworth

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje Linda Marr Kevin O’Neill Advisory Member Dwyn Von Bereghy


Advisory Members Vicki Bretthauer, Chair

Alice Jobe

Vicki Bretthauer

Tom Jobe, Vice Chair

Michelle Niblack

Ellie Everitt

Kathy Caruso,

Jan Rich

Michelle Hennessy


Kelley Wentworth

Carol Comeaux Jeff Comeaux Lee Dorison Kathy Hershberger Cyndee Kennedy Bruce Kraemer Melanie Kraemer Henry Stanley (MIMA) Kelley Wentworth


Operations & HR & Governance M.A. Harlacker, Chair Dave Everitt, Chair

Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Chair Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Joan Gorman

Vicki Bretthauer, Vice Chair Deb deVries Gerry Gorman Morris Margolis Geoff Walker

Angela Holt, Co-chair Kevin Hennessy

Tom Wentworth

Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter



To celebrate the Marco Island Yacht Club’s 20th Anniversary, the Mariners Fund is offering members an opportunity to contribute engraved commemorative bricks that will become part of the courtyard walkway linking the Clubhouse to the new Riverside Marina. Your $150 contribution for each 8” x 8” brick enables you to customize the brick to show your support of the Club. Add your name and year you joined the club or remember friends or loved ones. All bricks will include the MIYC burgee logo, and you can add up to 5 lines of text, 18 - 20 spaces per line. Be sure to order a commemorative brick now so that it can be engraved and ready for the walkway construction this summer. Order forms are available at the Club reception desk. Or, you can now go online and place your order with a credit card at this website:

You can pay by PayPal or credit card (Note: You don’t need to be a member of PayPal to pay by credit card. Just click “pay by credit card” and enter your credit card information.) The proceeds from this Mariners Fund project will be used to support additional enhancements to our Clubhouse. For questions, contact Jon Holt, Co-chair MIYC Mariners Fund at or cell 908-347-5457.

Thank you for your continued support of our Club.


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MIYC YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM -- SUMMER 2021 Yacht Club and Sailing Center Partnership – a Growing Success! Scholarships helped 14 local kids Last Summer!

As the world begins to come back to normal, the Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center has announced its summer youth sailing program for 2021. And it continues to grow! Last year, even though Covid had reared its angry ugly head and shut down so many indoor activities, the Youth Sailing program and its activities for local youth more than doubled the number of children involved in these outdoor activities.

In the previous year, 2019, the summer sailing program had a total of 54 students enrolled. But in the summer of Corona-strapped 2020, the sailing program for the young people of this community grew to a total of 129 enrolled students. There were 73 kids in the beginning classes and 56 in the intermediate level classes. So, it actually grew substantially despite Covid indoor lockdowns. “And it was a super safe sailing program,” reported Dwyn von Bereghy, MIYC Fleet Captain - Sail, who oversees the sail program. “We implemented a strict cleaning program, disinfecting all our gear and boats every day and between classes. And the school instructors took each student's temperature as they arrived and filled out weekly health and travel questionaires. But Covid hit some local families really hard, so last spring at a MIYC Sailing Center Benefit Night, Club members raised a little over $5,000 for instructors, boats, and the program -- including $2,100 for scholarships! As a result, 14 MIYC-funded scholarships were awarded to children of families that had either lost employment or were being furloughed due to Covid. This was the first year for scholarships and an immensely rewarding program. Dwyn hopes to repeat and expand the scholarship program for deserving local youths, but currently no scholarship funds are available and the next Sailing Center Benefit is not until next fall.

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For this year, Dwyn reports that we will probably again have about 130 students enrolled. The program gets started with classes beginning June 14 runnning through August 2nd. School fees are $180 for each week of training, and a family can sign up a second child for $160. The week-long classes run for seven weeks.

The kids start off really young. The "Beginner" sailing classes are for children as young as 7 years, up to 12 years old. Beginner classes are in the morning, Monday through Friday, from 9 to 12 noon. These classes focus on developing young students' basic sailing and handling skills, learning nautical sailing terms, knots, and rigging a sailboat. They sail in the school’s small single-sail, Opti Prams. Dwyn says the objective is for these young sailors to feel comfortable sailing their boats in most conditions. Intermediate Class applicants should have completed the Beginner Class or have prior sailing experience. The focus of this program is to master all points of sail, right-of-way rules, and the effects of wind, tide, and current. Designed to develop advanced sailing and boat handling skills, the classes are conducted on the water in the school's 420 class mini-sloops. The Intermediate classes are conducted Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4 pm.

“We limit class size to 10 students with two U.S. Sailing certified instructors and a volunteer,” said Dwyn. “We will have two certified instructors teaching this summer, and they are former students, but we could use more. And we can't forget our two Sailing Center adults who have run the sailing classes for years on site, Rocky Cale and Terry Naylon, who supervise the instructors and develop the course programs.” “These are wonderful courses for our members' grandchildren to take,” said Dwyn. “We can even sign them up for one day, one week, or for the entire summer. It would be a wonderful experience for them, and you would be

amazed at how they develop as young people with expanded confidence and capability. If you want to see this in action, you would be welcome to come by the Sailing Center and watch the 8-year-olds learn to sail,” she concluded. For more information, interested parents and grandparents should contact Dwyn at 262- 719-5570 or She would love to hear from you and hopes members will consider donating to the youth scholarship program again this year!



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“I am what I am and that’s all that I am, I’m Popeye the sailor man!” POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN REALLY EXISTED

His real name was Frank "Rocky" Fiegel. He was born in 1868 in Poland and, as a child, immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled down in a small town in Illinois. As a young man, Rocky went to sea. After a 20 year career as a sailor in the Merchant Marines, Fiegel retired. He was later hired by Wiebusch's Tavern in the city of Chester, Illinois as a ‘Bouncer’ to maintain order in the rowdy bar. Rocky quickly developed a reputation for always being

involved in fighting ( and usually winning). As a result, he had a deformed eye ("Pop-eye"). He also ‘always’ smoked his pipe, so he always spoke out of one side of his mouth. In his spare time as a Bouncer, Rocky would entertain the customers by regaling them with exciting stories of adventures he claimed to have had over his career as a sailor crossing the ‘Seven Seas.’ The creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, grew up in Chester and, as a young man, met Rocky at the tavern and would sit for hours listening to the old sailor’s amazing ‘sea’ stories.’ Years later, Segar became a cartoonist and developed a comic strip called ‘Thimble Theater.’ He honoured Fiegel by asking if he could model his new comic strip character, ‘Popeye the Sailor Man,’ after him. Naturally Fiegel was flattered and agreed. Segar claimed that ‘Olive Oyl,’ along with other characters, was also loosely based on an actual person. She was Dora Paskel, owner of a small grocery store in Chester. She apparently actually looked much like the Olive Oyl character in his comics. He claimed she even dressed much the same way. Through the years, Segar kept in touch with Rocky and always helped him with money; giving him a small percentage of what he earned from his ‘Popeye’ illustrations. Source: Urban Legends Online ; was-really-frank-rocky-fiegel-from-chester-illinois/

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Dolphin Explorer Day Cruise April 6. 2021


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Forty Club Members were present for an incredible evening of wines and food from Argentina. Eric Malinski of Piattelli entertained the Members with stories about how his dad retired in Minnesota, headed for Argentina, and then returned to Minnesota to tell his wife he bought a winery! Another great story was how Eric and his brothers had been on a hunting trip with their dad, they stopped for a break driving home and there was a livestock auction in progress. His dad ended up purchasing twelve head of Buffalo which he grew into a herd of 300. Eric’s dad donated the herd to Yellowstone National Park! Chef Bob’s food pairings with Eric’s family’s wines were a huge success! We had substantial tastings of red meat from chorizo to lamb to beef pepperloin with chimichurri! Dessert was a lovely Dulce de Leche served with Pistachio Mousse featuring a wine named for Eric’s mother! Eric made sure we had yellow roses on each table, then shared with us the story that his father gave his mother a yellow rose each year on their wedding anniversary; on their 50 th wedding anniversary he gave her a bottle of wine named in her honor with a yellow rose on the label! We KNOW Eric will be welcomed to the Club any time! Be on the lookout for a trip to Argentina to see his family’s new resort! Thanks, too, to Ken Stuart for providing a lively impromptu piano concert at the end of the evening. The Member Talent Show in 2022 is going to be wonderful!


Twilight Golf

April 1 st , 2021 The April Twilight Golf was the season grand finale of “The Masters” - Closest to the Line on Hole #7.

Master’s Winner: Dave Randall was “Closest to the Line” on #7 at 30” from the line.

Twilight Golf #7: John Kendall blesses “The Masters” Hole #7 (Geoff Walker, Ed Gerri)

Golf Ball Winners: Bob Winterhalter, Geoff Walker, John Kendall, Alice Jobe, Dave/Rita Krett, Ed Gerri

South Seas Resort, Captiva Island: April 11-14, 2021

On April 11th we departed for South Seas Resort, a resort and wildlife sanctuary with boundless opportunities for adventure and relaxation blessed with good weather for our departure. The South Seas Marina dockage includes full access to all of the many resort amenities including pools for Aquafit. Land cruisers who joined the cruise stayed at the resort. We fed the Manatees and enjoyed seeing the babies. Some of us played tennis while others took advantage of the 9-hole golf course. We used the resort trolley that takes you around the property and to the quaint shops of Captiva. We had a calm, dry arrival and the afternoon sprinkles dried up in time for our Sunday evening potluck. On Monday we visited the infamous Cabbage Keys for lunch on Pelican where the walls are covered with money! We visited Green Flash for dinner and remembered good times from a prior trip (picture included for Mary M). If you don't 'get' the picture, well you just have to come with us on the next cruise to South Seas! With calm seas for our return we talked about how trips like this one epitomize what MIYC is all about...great camaraderie, new friends, great food, and opportunity to share our love of boating. All full members are invited to join the fun and put to life and laughter into your time on the water. Check out the schedule! Questions or to get on board: Pete & Peggy Frazier 906-227-7625 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 the Administrative Offices. Fleet Surgeon, David Randall, has compiled an introduction to the use of the AED. Use the link to the right to view: This Link




All Full Members European River Cruise September, 2021 September 2-9, 2021cruise on AMA Waterways’ Beautiful and modern “Kristina” Luxury on the Rhone River for seven days -- Avignon to Lyon You Will Enjoy • Incredible gourmet meals • Free champagne during breakfast • Cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks • Free beer and wine during meals • Free Wi-Fi • Live, local entertainment • Exclusive Cocktail Parties • Larger and more modern cabins than most other lines (many with walkout and French balconies) • Amazing Excursions! • Visit the fantastic temple of Caesar Agustus, built between 20-10 BC • Wine Chateaus! Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Hermitage • Opulent Papal Palace in Avignon, the home of the Seven Popes of Europe ACT NOW! DON’T DELAY! CALL ANGIE AT 1-800-626-0126, ext. 406, between 10 am and 6:30 pm our time. • Swimming Pool • Fitness Center • Bicycles Check out the fabulous rooms, amenities and itinerary – just click – AMA Waterways. Look for “COLORS OF PROVENCE”. September 2-9, 2021


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