MIYC February 2020

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February 2020 Volume 20:2

Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch

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Super Bowl Party Sunday, February 2 nd Cocktails 5:00 pm Buffet Opens 5:45 pm Kickoff 6:30 pm Super Bowl Pool Adds to the Fun! ◦ Boxes are $5 each ◦ Put your name in as many boxes as you want Get in the game! MENU NACHO / TACO BAR Warm Flour Tortillas, Crispy Corn Tortillas, Guacamole, Pinto Bean Dip, Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Jalapeños, Bruschetta, Sour Cream, Shredded Lettuce SOUP Chili and Oyster Crackers WINGS & THINGS Beer Braised Chicken with Garlic Broccolini Rice Baby Back Ribs & Fish Fingers Buffalo Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese DESSERT Peach Cobbler, Whipped Cream and Strawberry Sauce $32 Enjoy the game! To reserve a spot call 239-394-0199 or email receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Reservat i ons Please make Reservations for dinner. Then, please honor that reservation time. This allows Chef Bob and his Staff to serve your food to you in a timely manner.

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Boater's Night Wednesday, February 5th Cocktails at 6, Dinner and Program at 7

Gentle Members, Have you ever had that Great Loop Dream?

Imagine …a salt breeze ruffles your hair as you set your own boat on a heading that will send you and your beloved mate (Admiral) on a voyage of unparalleled adventure! Comprising nearly 6,000 miles of strange and beautiful waters, America’s Great Loop lets you visit storied cities that

resonate with American history, like Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk or the Nation’s Capital itself. Glide through the Great Dismal Swamp, as George Washington did almost 300 years ago. Thrill to the sight of the Statue of Liberty as seen by our immigrant ancestors, from the deck of your own good ship. Stop by West Point, New York, as you did Annapolis, Maryland, two training grounds of American heroes. Be amazed by the pristine beauty of Canada, Georgian Bay, Lake Ontario, and the Rideau Canal. Ride the wake of the intrepid sailors of the Mackinac Race (subject of a recent Boaters’ Night), and celebrate in the Windy City’s Loop. Look for the ghost of Mark Twain as you ride down the Mighty Mississippi. Enjoy the lazy beauty of the Tennessee- Tombigbee waterway. Take trip to New Orleans for some gumbo and jazz. Make the big hop from Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs, and back home. Take a year, or two, or…?...to do it.

This is real adventure, a last frontier of pure and complete enjoyment, savored slowly and appreciatively, a lost great pleasure in an age of speed and flash.

Robert Creech is your Captain for the evening’s journey - America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association National Convention headliner speaker for the last several years. He will guide you through his year-long voyage, and will relate what it takes for a couple to face this kind of odyssey together, and the kind of magic this kind of boating can make in the lives of two ordinary sailors. Menu This very special presentation is paired with a special menu created by Chef Bob to include savory dishes found along the Great Loop route. 1 st Course South Carolina Deviled Egg with Baby Greens and Pure Lemon Cracked Pepper Vinaigrette Tennessee Corn Bread with Quebec Maple Syrup 2 nd Course – Entrée New Orleans Chicken Jambalaya with Boudin Sausage, Red Beans, Green Asparagus and Wisconsin Cheese Sauce Dessert Georgia Peach Cobbler with Caramel Pudding $30++ Don’t miss this rare insight into a truly life-changing experience for boating couples.

It’s a dream that you might just have to make come true! Invite a prospective Member. Reservations required. Call the Club: 239-394-0199

Tom Wentworth, Rear Commodore

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MIYC Comedy Club Saturday, February 29 th featuring Comedian Frank Del Pizzo

Watch for eblasts for more info.

(Right) Burgee exchange with their General Manager - Gavin Deane.

Muses From Past Commodore Bob Winterhalter Burgee Exchange with Royal Cork Yacht Club Last Fall, Diana and I traveled through England, Scotland and Ireland. We had a scheduled stop at the World’s Oldest Yacht Club - Royal Cork. We brought back their Burgee which we will present to the Bridge at their February 5 th Boaters’ Night. Cork is also known as the final stop of the Titanic. The Club is not actually located in Cork, Ireland, but about 30 miles southwest in the village of Crosshaven. While we were touring their Club, we met several other Commodores and Admirals from around the world, attending their International Council of Yacht Club’s Annual meeting. Many of the challenges discussed - membership, youth programs, etc. - seen universal. See you on the 5 th.

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Marco Island Yacht Club Day Cruise to: Naples Hyatt Monday, February 10 th Social Members Invited this month!

Enjoy a beautiful trip over water, then lunch in style! Ready to dine, imbibe and socialize? Come to the chic Hyatt House 1345 5th Ave S, Naples! Overlooking the Gordon River, this upscale hotel is our destination for lunch on Monday, February 10th, at 11:30 am. As a one-time opportunity, Social Members are invited to join us on this cruise. We hope they'll like this taste of the boating life and opt to upgrade to Full Membership.

This day cruise promises a lovely trip up the Inter coastal Waterway to Naples with wildlife views as well as waterfront views of spectacular homes. Enjoy playful dolphins, warm sunshine, and a beautiful view of areas such as Port Royal with your MIYC friends. We can’t guarantee sea life, but sightings are common and we can assure you a fun experience on the way to Naples! Good

rubber soled shoes, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. And don’t forget your sunscreen! Boats will meet at the MIYC entrance for the trip to the Hyatt House for a 9:30 departure up the ICW or meet the group at the Hotel. Please send an email to Jim Heckenlaible, heck3@bevcomm.net to confirm your participation. • Participating boat owners , please let us know how many Members can ride with you, and provide the length of your boat for dockage requirements. Remember your 2020 Vessel inspection sticker is required. • Members "crewing," we will match you up with a boat and notify you where to meet your Captain. Note: the Hwy 41 bridge clearance at the North end of Naples Bay is 9.6'. If that is an issue for your boat, make arrangements to dock at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Dock Master - 239-774-2649 Email our Day Cruise Captain: Jim Heckenlaible heck3@bevcomm.net for lunch and slip reservations. Jim Heckenlaible - Day Cruise Captain Fleet Captains Power - Pete and Peggy Frazier

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Golf, Anyone? Thursday, February 13 th Join us for 9 Holes of Golf!

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

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

Full & Equity Members Welcome . . . and the Winners are - Jim Lavery, Dave & Rita Krett and their Grandson, Will. January’s Twilight Golf was the largest turnout we have had to date - a total of 44 and many returned to the Club for an evening of dining and camaraderie. We were happy to have Karena DeWitt and Mark Mosley join us, who recently upgraded from Social to Full membership. Also joining in on the fun were new members Bob/Debra Wiebe and Ken/Val Bilbrey, and Trial members Jack/ Marie Vanderlaan. Welcome! Twilight Golf is open to Equity, Full and Trial Memberships.

Mark Mosley and Karena DeWitt Jim Lavery, Dave/Rita Krett and grandson Will Bob/Debra Wiebe and Ken/Val Bilbrey

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wednesday, February 5 th Please let her know if you will come for dinner.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Friday, February 14 th Happy Hour - 5:30pm Music by Joey Fiato

1 st course - Choose one Wild Mushroom Tart with Spinach, Goat Cheese and White Wine Mornay Or Ahi Tuna Poke – Seagrass, Wasabi and Crispy Wonton 2 nd course – choose one Bibb Lettuce Salad with Mandarin Dressing and Dried Apricots Or Maine Lobster Bisque with Romano Crouton Entrée – choose one Roast Prime Rib of Beef – Gorgonzola Yukon Mash, Au Jus and Pop Over Or Australian Rack of Lamb – Gorgonzola Yukon Mash, Mint Jelly and Brandy Peppercorn Sauce Or Pan sautéed Chilean Sea Bass – Shrimp Cilantro Salsa, Lemon Lime Beurre Blanc and Plum Tomato Risotto Dessert Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mousse Heart $75++ Gentlemen, remember jackets are requested. Call (239) 394-0199 now for your reservation for this exciting event! Leave a message and we will return your call to confirm your reservation. Or email us at: receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

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MIYC Presentation & Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 15 th Come for a fun and festive ceremony! Sign up your boat or just come to watch! • Music by Steve Reynolds • Drinks and Cocktails at the Burgee Bar • Buffet Lunch Register you boat to participate ASAP.

Please complete the attached registration and e-mail it to: Roy Hershberger, drhkch@aol.com (239 269 3063) Buffet Lunch Reservations 239 394 0199 Marco Island Yacht Club Registration for the Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 15, 2020

Boat Name: ______________________________ Type: Power, Sail; Length:______ Captain’s Name: _____________________________________ Cell Phone #: __________________ E-mail: __________________________________________________________________________ Club Affiliation: MIYC MIMA Power Squadron Coast Guard Auxiliary Marco Bay Y.C. SAMI Other ________________ Captain’s Military Affiliation, if any _______________ (the appropriate song will be played for each boat, otherwise they will play Anchors Away) Be in the Marco River between Factory Bay and the Jolly Bridge Saturday, Feb. 15 by 10:00am Printed instructions will be e-mailed to you for your fleet assignment and position in the flotilla. Also, continuously monitor channel 72 for additional information and instructions. Available slips at the Marco Island Marina are extremely limited! Please plan on taking your boat home after passing in review, and then return to the Club for lunch. ______I will be taking my boat home after passing the Review _______I would like to dock at the Marco Island Marina during lunch. I will contact the Dockmaster, Richard Varnes, at 239 642 2531 no sooner than Feb. 3rd to request docking. You and your crew are invited to return to the Marco Island Yacht Club for lunch. Yes, we will return to the Marco Island Yacht Club for lunch, and will call MIYC (239 394 0199) to make reservations. We expect to have ______ number of people. Each vessel is encouraged to have their crew dressed in similar attire. Most crews will be wearing navy blue shorts, slacks, or skirt and white club golf shirt or blouse. Important: MIYC members must have a 2020 Vessel Safety Inspection and the sticker displayed in order to participate in Club events. Other attendees are also encouraged to do the same – Thank you.

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Marco Island Yacht Club Extended Cruise February 17-23

Bo c a Gr ande Ma r i na (Ga s pa r i l l a I s l and ) & Sou t h S e a s Re s o r t ( Cap t i v a I s l and ) 17 th Depart for Boca Grande 18,19 Activities Boca Grande 20th Depart for Captiva (Short Trip) 21, 22 Activities Captiva 23rd Depart for Marco Island

Boca Grande is like Palm Beach without the bling! Boca Grande Marina is tucked in near the entrance to Gasparilla Island just north of the Boca Grande pass. On our cruises we enjoy touring the island on golf carts, checking out the unique shops, and the famous Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. The marina has full service, plus free wi-fi Internet, BBQ grills, a picnic area, shower and laundry facilities, and a pump-out station. On the 20th we will depart for South Seas Resort on Captiva Island , a resort and wildlife sanctuary with boundless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. The South Seas Marina dockage includes full access to all of the many resort amenities including pools for Aquafit. There is a 9 hole golf course and a resort trolley that takes you around the property and to the quaint shops of Captiva. On this cruise we will be visiting the infamous Cabbage Keys for lunch where the walls are covered with money! Plans also include the day on Useppa Island - an exclusive private island club with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation where we will have lunch at the exclusive Barron Collier Inn. Our visit to Tween Waters will be for dinner and the Crab Race Event. Your host, Commissioner Tim, sounds the kazoo, lifts the custom crab starting gate, fires his trusty squirt gun and they're off! You will be on the edge of your seat cheering. It is the stupidest thing you've ever seen but you'll be laughing and a little competition? Well that sounds like MIYC! And a chocolate kiss drink from the bar? Love it! There are many room options at the resort for boaters who wish to sleep ashore as well as land cruisers. Land cruisers can travel to the destination aboard one the of boats or drive. 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 to put life and laughter into your time on the water. Questions or to get on board: Pete & Peggy Frazier 906 227-7625 frazier@chartermi.net Pete & Peggy Frazier – Fleet Captains, Power

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Lunch & Learn with Chef Bob “Let ’ s Get Sauced! ” Friday, February 21 st Lemon Lava Salted Salmon with Arugula,

Blueberries and Hollandaise Lemon-cello Mousse Parfait Complimentary Glass of wine to compliment your entree $32

Mardi Gras Happy Hour Friday, February 21 st 5pm Grab your Beads and Masks and head to the Burgee Bar! It’s time for Mardi Gras!

Lots of Fun and Surprises!

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Competition was cutthroat at the Annual January Trivia Night! Who knew so many folks would be so competitive over such little reward? Seriously, the questions were tough in three different categories - Transportation, Animals and Sports. Everyone will now remember that a group of Skunks are called "A Stench." Ellie Everitt as usual had everything arranged perfectly! The meal was a hit, especially the cherry pie a la mode for dessert. Suggested future topics for Trivia are Movies, History, TV and Marco Island! P.S. The Judges allowed Aeronaut as a correct answer for “One who pilots a Hot Air Balloon.” Everyone is looking forward to the next event!

Ellie Everitt and Vicki Bretthauer (left) took their judging very seriously! There was lots of whispering and quick writing at this fun event! Thank you, Ellie and Vicki!

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MIYC Art Show and Bistro

The Art Gallery held on January 25 and 26 was a great success. Members were awed by the many talents of their Yacht Club friends. An art sub committee was formed last spring consisting of Henry Stanley, Kathleen Douglas, Nancy Traiser and Angela and Jon Holt. Henry 's years of experience in art presentation proved to be invaluable as he transformed the Harbour Room into a Gallery. After a call for artists was sent to the membership, a grand total of 21 members displayed fine art, ceramics, floral design, photography, greeting cards,, Nantucket baskets, crewel embroidery needlework, jewelry and painted glasses. The evening was staged as a French Bistro with Chef Bob serving Coq au Vin. Dinner was served at the Pointe. Alice and Tom Jobe dressed as a Mesieurs and Mesdames to greet at the door. Angela and Jon Holt gave the welcome in French and paid homage to the artists. When dinner was complete, the audience was served a glass of champagne upon entering the Harbour Room to view the show. There were many surprised looks as we took in the the talents of our fellow members. Credit is also due to Lisa Boyce for her signage done in calligraphy and to Patti Cohen for assisting in the production of the show.

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More Art Show and Bistro

Participating Artists

Don Mills - Painting Lois Dixon - Painting Myrt Rose - Paint & Pencil Cathy Foster - Painting Dick Pantano - Painting Nancy Traiser - Ceramics Leslie Shannon - Painting Ginny Colangelo - Painting

Ellie Everitt - Greeting Cards Maureen Haworth - Painting Sandra Wallen - Floral Design Shirley Bishop - Greeting Cards Ray Rosenberg - Photo/Painting Kathleen Douglas - photography Joan Gorman - Nantucket Baskets

Wendy Coggins - Watercolor & Photography Dale DeFeo - Crewel Embroidery Andrea Leach - Jewelry, Painting & Wine Glasses Henry Stanley - Painting, Photography & Ceramics

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February 13 th - March 26 th

dvonbereghy1950 @gmail.com

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Let’s Eliminate the Cost of Paper Statements in the Mail! Postage, paper, envelopes, administrative time—it all adds up! Many MIYC Members receive their MIYC monthly statement both by email and through the mail. We ask that all Members who have email accounts consider dropping the paper mailing to help the Club save time and money! If you still receive a paper statement, please contact Carlota Sanchez, MIYC Accounting, at 239-394-0199 Ext. 306 or accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net and tell her you no longer need your statement in the mail. Then when you receive your next email statement, you can either print your statement for your file

and pay by check in the mail (preferred) or go online and pay by credit card. Thank you for playing a part in reducing the overhead of running our Club.

Evening Colors Friday, February 7 th 5:30pm Come enjoy this moving ceremony. Plan on staying for dinner. Please plan to arrive at the Burgee Bar by 5:15PM Reservations - 239-394-0199

At tent ion! Be sure to wear your name tags when enjoying the Club. It is helpful to the New Members and the Staff.

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Introducing the state-of-the-art MIYC Riverside Marina Wet Slip Membership

Because market demand for boats over 65 feet has grown substantially over the past 10 years, the inventory of available slips large enough to accommodate them in Naples and south to Marco Island is tight. In addition, and for the same 10-year period, Southwest Florida accounts for a 10% growth in boats 40 to 65 feet. The MIYC Riverside Marina will provide 27 new slips, ranging from 50 to 124 feet. All slips are designed to be a minimum of 24 feet wide.

Wet Slip Memberships Do you know someone who wants to buy a bigger boat, but they don’t know where to keep it? Tell them about our new state-of-the-art Marina! They’ll get a top-of-the-line boat slip and Full Membership in the Club, too! The sales team is ready to answer any questions! Membership sales team: Captain Geoff Fahringer: 239-253-4091 Lee Dorison: 561-756-7375 Ken Gandy: 239-877-3777 Web: www.marcoislandyachtclub.net MIYC Phone: 239-394-0199

Some slips will have lifts, all slips will have water, electricity, pump-out facilities, lighting and security cameras. A full-time Dockmaster will be on hand for any needed assistance, and each Wet Slip Membership includes member- ship as a Full Member in the Yacht Club. Construction is slated to begin in 2020, to be completed in early 2021. Because slips are in high demand, now is the time to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind, turn- key, pre- construction investment opportunity.

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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, February 26th Join your fellow Members on a Beautiful Sunset Cruise

No boat? No Worries! A Member Captain will welcome you aboard! Participants will meet their assigned boat and crew for “Docktails”, cruise to the Gulf in time to view a glorious sunset, then return to the Burgee Bar for a preordered selection from Chef Bob’s delicious Sunset Cruise menu. Docktails at 5:30pm Sunset at 6:27pm Dinner at 7:15pm Open to Equity and Full Members To learn more, contact:

Geoff Walker Vice Commodore

Geoff Walker - Vice Commodore geoffrywalker51@gmail.com Please contact Geoff Walker, not the Club, for reservations

All MIYC On-The-Water Event Participating Captains! Now is the time to schedule your boat safety inspection and receive your VSC Sticker, before you may

participate in a 2020 MIYC sponsored boating event. Call the Marco Coast Guard Auxiliary, 239-394-5911 or America’s Boating Club, John Saloto, 703-864-5528 to get your free inspection scheduled soon after January 1 st !!

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Noon Bridge

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

Mah Jongg anyone? Thursdays - 1PM

Whether you're a newbie or an experienced player, you are welcome to join our new Mah Jongg group! We're kicking off this Thursday, starting with lunch at the Club at noon, and playing right after. (You can come for both lunch and play, or just to play.) RSVP now , if you'd like to play Mah Jongg. Let Karena know if you're available to play this Thursday or if you'd just like to be put on the email list for future play. Contact Karena: Voice or text @ 239-771-0888 email karenadewitt@comcast.net

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January 2020 was a very special month for me and my family. On the 1 st , I assumed the duties as your Commodore, and on the 18 th , we all celebrated at the Annual Commodore’s Ball. We enjoyed great weather for the Change of Watch and Colors Ceremony in the courtyard, and the Ball in the Harbour Room was well attended to overflow capacity. Big thanks go out to Angela and Jon Holt and their Member Events Committee for joining with the Bridge to host this event. Chef Bob, Pam and Staff did an incredible job in dinner preparation and service. How lucky we are to have the Staff supporting us the members. Last but not least, I would like to thank the Club’s Past Commodores who participated in every way to make this a premier event. Looking ahead, we have many diverse boating activities planned. Number one is Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, February 15 th . The fleet gathers in the Marco River at 10 am and will pass in review at 11 am. Captain Roy Hershberger and Past Commodore Bob Winterhalter are assembling the fleet and will publish the order. If you wish to participate in the Blessing, please sign up now. There will be Burgee Bar activities and our traditional buffet lunch in the Harbour Room. Please sign up early so you do not miss out. Next is the extended cruise to Boca Grande and South Seas Resort on Captiva February 17 – 22.

As of this writing, there are 13 boats with crews and 20+ land cruisers for a total of 50+ club members participating. Pete and Peggy Frazier have done it again like the Energizer Bunnies. Our extended cruising fleet is growing each and every year. Enjoy the experience by joining the cruising fleet. Please remember, if you plan to participate in Club boating activities, you must have a current 2020 Vessel

Ray Rosenberg Commodore

Safety Inspection. Look for more info from our Safety and Training Officer Trevor Haworth in this publication. Finally, check the current Club Calendar on our website often so you don’t miss out on any upcoming activities and events. Remember that our Day Cruise on February 10 th is open to our Social Members! See you on the water, Ray Rosenberg - Commodore, MIYC

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

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020 Season

• 2 nd Super Bowl Party • 4 th Theater Group Hello Dolly • 5 th Boater’s Night • 6 th New Member Orientation • 7 th Evening Colors • 9 th Grande Brunch • 10 th Day Cruise to Naples Hyatt (Social Members Welcome!) • 12 th Couple’s Bridge • 13 th Twilight Golf • 13 th -17 th Miami Boat Show • 14 th Valentine’s Dinner Dance Jackets Required (Cocktail Hour-No Happy Hour) • 15 th Blessing of the Fleet, Lunch • 17 th -23 rd Extended Cruise Boca Grande, South Seas • 21 st Lunch & Learn Cooking with Chef Bob “Let’s Get Sauced!” • 21 st Mardi Gras Happy Hour • 26 th Sunset Cruise • 27 th Fishing Club • 27 th Book Club • 29 th Comedy Club featuring

• 4 th Boater’s Night • 5 th Twilight Golf • 6 th CPR AED Training • 8 th Grande Brunch • 9 th Day Cruise – Paradise Found • 9 th –13 th Ext Cruise Hawks Cay • 11 th Wine & Dine – Jackets Required • 12 th -19 th Extended Cruise Bahamas Exumas • 13 th – 15 th FCYC Isles YC • 13 th St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour • 14 th Member Mix & Mingle

• 18 th Couple’s Bridge • 19 th Lunch and Learn • 20 th March Madness Happy Hour • 21 st Clambake • 24 th Theater Group Come from Away • 25 th Sunset Cruise • 26 th Fishing Club • 26 th Book Club • 27 th Evening Colors • 27 th Silent Auction

Comedian Frank Del Pizzo

for Sailing Program

• 29 th Grande Brunch

Weekly Activities Some dates and activities may change as planning continues . Happy Hour Fridays: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

• Burgee Bar Opens Wed-Sat Noon -8:00 pm Jan 11 – Apr 25; Saturdays through May • Yoga - Tuesdays 8:30am • Noon Bridge – Wednesdays: 12:00 noon • Ladies’ Canasta – Thursdays: 9:30 am

• Mah Jong – Thursdays: 1 pm (Lunch at Noon) • Men’s Golf – Fridays: 9:00 am • Water Aerobics – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 10 am (MIMA Pool)

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• 1 st Boater’s Night • 2 nd Scavenger Hunt • 4 th “Hooray for Hollywood” Signature Event • 4 th -5 th SAMI Bud Light Regatta • 6 th Day Cruise Pelican Isle YC • 14 th Theater Grp A Bronx Tale • 15 th -19 th Extended Cruise Punta Gorda (Isles YC), Legacy Harbor • 15 th Couple’s Bridge • 22 nd Member Semi-Annual Meeting followed by ‘Dancing in the Courtyard’ w/Joey Fiato • 9 th Singing Bingo • 12 th Easter Brunch

• 1 st May Day Happy Hour • 2 nd Kentucky Derby Party • 4 th Day Cruise Everglades City • 6 th Boater’s Night • 10 th Mother’s Day Brunch • 13 th Couple’s Bridge • 14 th Twilight Golf • 15 th – 17 th FCYC Davis Island Yacht Club • 20 th Intl Wine & Dine (Club Casual) • 21 st Fishing Club • 22 nd Evening Colors honoring Memorial Day • 27 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th Book Club • 29 th Bye, Bye to the Burgee Menu • 29 th -31 st FCYC West Coast Cruise Boca Grande

And Beyond! Hello Summer!

• Boater’s Night - first Wednesday or Thursday each month • Fishing Club – third Thursday each month • Sunset Cruise – fourth Wednesday or Thursday each month • Every Friday Happy Hour • 3 rd Independence Day Eve Picnic w/ Nevada Smith • 10 th July FCYC Vero Beach YC • 11 th Sep FCYC Coral Ridge YC • Other events to include: Lobsta- fest, Cooking with Chef Bob, Labor Day Luau, Trivia and Game

• 23 rd Fishing Club • 23 rd Twilight Golf • 24 th Evening Colors • 25 th Wine & Dine–Jackets Required • 29 th Sunset Cruise • 30 th Book Club

Nights and Dancing at the Burgee, just to name a few Events!

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

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MIYC Membership

Walter & Sheila Gaston have joined us as Trial Members Daniel & Cynthia Wolfe have joined us as Trial Members (Yes, related to Tony & Susan Wolfe!) Hans & Marijo Weisgerber have joined us as Trial Members

Have you been Fla-mingling? Our new Fla-mingle table is in full swing and word on the street is that it is the fun place to meet and greet your fellow Members! If you haven’t yet tried it out just make your next reservation stating that you’d like to sit at the Fla-mingle table! The time to upgrade to Equity is NOW! Full and Social Members should consider upgrading to Ownership in your Club! The current $9,000 Equity Fee can be paid over 5-6 months so that you can immediately begin to enjoy all the benefits of Equity Membership. A few perks are special meetings with dinner, 15% discount, a wine bin ($10 corkage) with the ability to rent additional bins. If you are interested in upgrading please contact Cynthia Hultquist, Vicki Bretthauer, Kathy Caruso or Dave Everitt. Please note that additional incremental fees may apply if you currently are not a Full Member. The deadline to upgrade is April 30, 2020 at the $9,000 buy-in. Members Recruiting Members is the BEST way to increase our Membership at MIYC! Once your referral pays the Joining Fees you both will receive a $100 F&B voucher at MIYC. Please be sure that your name is also on their application as the referral! Here’s the best part of our report . . . Welcoming our NEW Members! Bob & Debra Wiebe joined as Full Members recommended by the Bilbreys. John Martini & Zoe Bongarzone joined us as Trial Members Bruce & Debbie Yarde joined us as Equity Members referred by Barbara Gambrill Durham & Valerie McCauley joined us as Trial Members

The following Members have upgraded to Full from Social!

Karena DeWitt & Mark Mosley Barbara Gambrill & Richard Liguori Dean & Sheri Heard

Kimberly Porter Larry Thibodeau

AND, the following Members have upgraded to Equity!

Gerry & Joan Gorman Gary & Susan Hieftje Bruce & Melanie Kraemer Think we’ve had an active month?

Please don’t forget to bring those extra BOGO items along with staples like beans, rice, cereal and peanut butter to your Club for the Food Pantry. Toiletries and household cleaning items are also acceptable! One last reminder…Name badges! They’re an important part of our Club. Please remember to wear yours. If you are an Equity Member please have your name badge updated to reflect your Membership. Remember that red name badges are our Trial Members so introduce yourselves to the new members! Also, blue badges at the Burgee Bar are our friends from MIMA so make them feel welcome! Vicki Bretthauer

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

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Enhancements to your Equity Membership

We have some really exciting news for Equity members. First, many of you have asked to have some form of recognition for being an Equity member. Your Membership Committee working with the Board of Directors has subtly redesigned the Equity name badge adding a line showing that you are an Equity Member. If you would like to have your name badge replaced, please send an email to Cynthia Hultquist at membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net showing how you would like your name to read on the new badge. You will then exchange your former badge for the new badge. Also, you may remember that the wine bin program was modified so that only Equity members are allowed to have bins on the property. Below are the instructions for the new program. Wine Bin Program The Wine Bin Program is for Equity Members only. The wine is stored in our temperature-controlled cabinets. Red wines are stored at a temperature between 58-62 degrees and white wines are stored at a temperature between 48-52 degrees. An Equity Member can have one free wine bin either red or white that holds two standard 750ml bottles of wine. • Additional wine bins may be rented for one year at $50 per bin. • The corkage fee is $10 per bottle. • You may restock your bin as many times as you want. • Your name will be placed on the bin. • Only authorized staff will be allowed to stock the bins or withdraw the wine when requested. • Members are not allowed to access the wine cabinets. • If you want to use a bottle of wine on a Friday Evening, please order it in advance when you make your reservation so that your server can have it available for you. • Wine Bin Procedures An Equity Member who would like to participate in the wine bin program should e-mail the Front of House Manager at diningmgr@marcoislandyachtclub.net with the following information. • Requesting use of your free wine bin please provide your name, member number and whether you would like a red or white wine bin. • If you are renting an additional wine bin, please provide the same information as above. Your account will be charged the appropriate amount. • Your wine bottles must have your name attached. Bring them in only to Pam Dorr, Tina Carano, or Cynthia Hultquist. • A log will be kept on all wine bins.

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The Shipùs Store News

PERSONNEL FOR 2020 • Sandy Wallen - Chairman, buyer and merchandiser • Mary McKeown - Vice Chairman, schedule and merchandising • Michele Niblack - Vice Chairman, head of inventory • Ellie Everitt - head of training and Jonas input • Sales associates - Grace Pantano, Kerry Heckenlaible, Shirley Bishop, Kathleen Douglas, Marguerite Steeves, Cinda Walker, Nancy Traiser, Meredith Downton, Mimi Connor, Mary Varisco, MaryCarleen Ferry, Shelly Derrough ( Peggy Sendak - on leave) ON SALE NOW - WINTER JACKETS AND odds and ends NEW AND ON THE WAY MERCHANDISE • POCKET polos are back in white and ultramarine blue • White ladies button down light weight cardigan • Men's banker stripe dress shirts in French Blue • NEW - terry white robes as requested. • COCKTAIL and HOSTESS NAPKINS - large selection on new spinner fixture • Rubber logo DOOR MATS as requested • Logo tie tacs, necklaces, earrings, and wine charms • Logo hand made pillow covers 14x14, and 16x16 Special orders and requests are always welcome. We will do our best to accommodate you. • Diana Winterhalter - Jonas input • Kimberly Porter - help as needed

All profits go to Capital or Mariner Funds or Operations.

We appreciate your business!!!


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Couples Bridge Wednesday, February 12 th - 4:30 All are welcome to play Couples Bridge at the Club. We have a fun group that plays on either the second or third Wednesday of the month starting at 4:00 P.M. Card playing goes on for a couple of

hours, then cocktails, and dinner at 7:00 P.M. A “couple” can be a man and woman, 2 women, or two men. We only play as “couples” for the first round and then we mix it up a bit. No pressure, just a fun evening for all. Contact Diana Winterhalter at diana.winterhalter@gmail.com or by phone 614-284-3792 to get on the list.

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MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday, February 26 th 11:45am - Lunch 12:45pm Begin play Call Bob Winterhalter to sign up! 614-264-0021

Attention Book Club Members! MIYC 2020 Book Club Selections We have five wonderful selections for our 2020 Season's reading! Our Book Club dates and choices are as follows: Date Book Presenter February 27 Jane Eyre Denise Schwartzman March 26 The Girl with Seven Names Carol Comeaux April 30 Beneath a Scarlet Sky TBD May 28 The Pioneers TBD Please join us for a delicious book-themed luncheon, an

informative presentation and lively discussion. Last Thursday of the month; 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM. Reservations - 239-394-0199

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MIYC Operations

I would like to welcome all our new Members to the Marco Island Yacht Club and I hope you will join in and enjoy all the activities our Member Events Committee and Bridge have planned for you this year. You can tell our regular Members have returned because we just finished the busiest January the Club has seen. The final numbers are not in yet, but my best guess is we were at least 25% busier than last January. Hang on to your hats because February is packed with some outstanding activities and expected to be busier than January. Therefore, it is extremely important that you make your reservations early, especially for the Member events. It will help us with ordering, planning and scheduling the appropriate kitchen, front- end Staff and Valets to provide the best possible service. Please refer to House Rules, “Reservations and Cancellations,” on the Member side of the website under MEMBER CENTRAL, drop down menu KEY DOCUMENTS. The Club is open for lunch (11:30am-2:00pm) and dinner (5:30pm-8:00pm) Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday Brunch (10:00am-2:00pm). Our next Grande Sunday Brunch is scheduled for February 9th. The Burgee Bar will also be open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Robert J DeFeo

I look forward to seeing you at the Club. Robert J DeFeo

Operations and HR Chairman Vice Chairman of the Board

Please Welcome Philip Kearney to MIYC Chef Bob and I would like you to welcome Philip Kearney, your new Front of House Supervisor. Philip will be starting with us the beginning of February reporting to Pam Dorr, the Front of House Manager. He has already been onsite helping us so you may have met him. Philip has extensive experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked fifteen years as an assistant manager and head bartender at Moran’s Seafood Restaurant in New York. He moved to Marco Island in 1997 and worked ten years as a supervisor at the Hilton and approximately nine years at the Island Country Club. He also worked at Arturo’s Restaurant and the past few months at Sami’s. Again, please welcome Philip to the Marco Island Yacht Club, the best Yacht Club in Florida! Robert DeFeo

Operations and HR Chairman Vice Chairman of the Board

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M A R I N E / 1 9 4 5

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 wayfor you to share your photos – email them to: photos@marcoislandyachtclub.net. It’s that simple!

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MIYC Fishing Club Thursday, February 27 th 11:30am

The Fishing Club enjoyed fantastic fishing, camaraderie and fun in Islamorada on our latest fishing excursion. We caught a lot of Kingfish, Tuna, Mutton Snapper--and lost one large Sailfish. We came back with food for the freezer and fish tales to share! Come to our next meeting on February 27th to learn more about upcoming trips! Captain Jeff Comeaux Past Commodore

Equity and Full Members welcome. Please call the Club for Reservations 239-394-0199

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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

The events season is in high gear! Members celebrated the opening of the Burgee Bar with more hours and new menu items on January 11 with a night of karaoke. The Commodore's Ball was elegant, and the Art Gallery gave us a bird's eye view of the many talents of our Members. We rounded out the month with a competitive game of Trivia. As we move into February, the month starts out with a Super Bowl Party where we cheer on our teams and participate in a Super Bowl pool competing for prizes. Each month, Member Events hosts a Book Club and special accompanying luncheon, and a Twilight Golf Night followed by dinner at the Burgee Bar. Mark your calendars for a very special Valentine's Dinner and Dance to be held on February 14. Be sure to make your reservations early. Chef will be the guest speaker at “Lunch and Learn” on February 21 focusing on 'Let's Get Sauced’ . This year our celebration of Mardi Gras will be at the Burgee Bar during Happy Hour. Can you think of a better place to party? Beads and feathers will be the dress of the night.

A new venture this year will be the Supper Club held on February 29, a leap year day special. Frank Del Pizzo , a stand up comedian known in SW Florida, will keep you in stitches. Plans are in the works for our next Signature Event to be held on April 4...., 'Hooray for Hollywood' . Look for the eblast giving you heads up for the dress of the night.

Angela Holt Member Events

Have a wonderful month at the Marco Island Yacht Club, come early, stay late?, but most of all ...come out to be part of the fun. See you at the Club - Angela Holt - Chair - Member Events Committee

MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Grande Brunch on Sunday, February 9 th $34++ 10am - 1pm Reservations - 239-394-0199 Club Dress

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Chairman’s Report

WOW – what a start to the year! The events have been spectacular and the participation has been off the chart! Starting with New Year’s Eve through the Commodore’s Ball, the Art Show and Dinner; as well as Trivia Night, the Members of the Marco Island Yacht Club have been treated to and participated in some incredible events with great entertainment and wonderful meals. In addition, we have had Boater’s Night, Sunset Cruise, the opening of the Burgee Bar for the Season. And the special interest groups – like the Twilight Golf, Fishing Club, and others have kept the Club hopping! I hope you are enjoying the Club as much as I am! And, the activities continue through February. The Super Bowl Party, Day Cruises, Valentine’s Day, and a ‘Lunch and Learn’ with Chef Bob are all on the calendar. The Blessing of the Fleet is scheduled for the 15 th . In addition, the February Extended Cruise is scheduled to visit Boca Grande and South Seas. And, we have a Mardi Gras Happy Hour scheduled for the 21 st . All in all - another great month is in store for our Members! Be sure to get your reservations in early as we have been operating at capacity and seating is first come, first served! We have also had some changes in our Committees. New chairs and changes in Membership of the Committees will certainly have fresh ideas and new perspectives in how we operate the Club. I continue to appreciate the time and support our members donate to the Club through the Committees and activities scheduled. The engagement and Member appreciation for the events is a direct result of Members who give of their time to help us deliver outstanding events and activities. We continue to move forward with our Riverside Marina Project. Bids from contractors have been

r e t u r n e d . D u r i n g February we will review the bids and select the c o n t r a c t o r f o r t h e project. We will begin working with the City on building permits and c o mm u n i c a t i n g t o various constituents about our project plans. We are still on track to begin working on the seawall in May. And we will begin r amp i ng up ou r sa l es activities in February. Watch for more information through

Dave Everitt Chairman

Chairman’s emails during the next few weeks. We continue to have individuals join the Club. Our reputation for a fun, welcoming organization is attracting new members. The Membership Committee is currently offering a wonderful offer to upgrade from Social to Full Membership and the Board has asked them to work with members upgrade to Equity Membership! Equity Membership offers Members ownership in our great Club and supports all of our expansion. Please consider upgrading. If you have been considering either a step up to a Full membership or purchas ing Equi ty…watch for these opportunities! The event calendar remains chock-full! Activities have great attendance and the Season looks like it will be one of our best ever! Make sure you take advantage of it all! See you at the Club! Dave Everitt - Chairman

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Yoga at MIYC

Join us for Yoga in the Courtyard! We are very excited to welcome our new teacher, Debbie.

Join Us For Yoga In the Courtyard Each Tuesday 8:30AM

Bring your Yoga Mat!

If you can breathe, you can benefit from Yoga . . . Contact Jill Kiley for more information: jillkiley@gmail.com

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Rear Commodore

America’s Great Loop: One of the last frontiers of exploration, easy to imagine and to begin but tantalizingly difficult to fully complete. Join us on Boaters’ Night as we meet Robert and Kay Creech, experienced cruisers and veterans of the fabulous Great Loop. They will bring us aboard on their amazing journey, complete with adventure, thrills, plenty of anxious moments, issues that no one could have foreseen, and moments of indescribable beauty, all wrapped up in one glorious year of boating. But more than just a travelogue of 6,000 miles of cruising, Robert and Kay will give us their secrets about how to stay happy together as two people aboard a 42-foot boat for twelve months of enforced togetherness. “Cruising as a Couple” is their presentation, containing wisdom and advice that every cruiser and every boater should know. Don’t miss this very special Boaters’ Night, complete with a special Great Loop Menu from Chef Bob. Make your reservations now! Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore MIYC

Tom Wentworth Rear Commodore

Boaters’ Night L - R: Ellie Everitt, Melanie, Carri Kendall, Ginny Colangelo and Linda Marr waiting for the Boaters’ Night program to begin. That’s John Kendall photobombing!

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Ahoy Members of MIYC! Wow! Our 2020 season has started with a bang! I am reminded of the iconic phrase “Time flies when you’re having fun”, we must certainly be having fun because these last 3 months have flown by like a feather in the wind. Just a couple of minutes ago, or so it seems, we were kicking off December with our traditional “Members Deck the Halls” Club decoration effort, and in a flash, we are through the holidays and installing a new Commodore. We must be having fun. Welcome to all of our new Members! If I haven’t met you yet, I look forward to meeting you! Please let Tina or your server know when you are here so I may say hello. For February we have lots planned for you. Make reservations early for any of our upcoming Club events, Super Bowl Sunday Buffet – Feb 2, Boater’s Night – Feb 5, Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

Grande Brunch – Feb 9, Twilight Golf Group - Feb 13 th just to name a few. Two of our prime events, Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Blessing of the Fleet on the 15th will be very popular and likely to sell out so get your reservations in ASAP. In addition, one of my favorites is a “Lunch and Learn” on Friday, February 21 called “Let’s Get Sauced” where I will be teaching you a couple of easy sauces as well as some classical more intense ones. (There could be wine involved! I love cooking with wine, sometimes I even put some in the sauce) I’m sure you have been seeing new faces around the Club as we continue to staff appropriately throughout our busy season. As you always do, please introduce yourselves to them when you can. Our Employees are the backbone of our operation and I am fortunate to have some fine people around me. Let’s make them feel welcome. Thanks to all of you for your patience as we serve these record number of Members and food and beverage banquets. We haven’t batted 1000 on every experience, but by promoting a positive attitude towards our challenges, we learn how to better the next one. At the risk of redundancy, please make your reservations early and often. See you at the Club! Chef Bob

Please, remember to introduce yourself to new Members. Trial Members have red name badges and MIMA Burgee Members have blue name badges. Make them feel Welcome!

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…and It Makes Your Club even More Social! Announcing a Whole New Way to Dine at MIYC Let’s Fla-Mingle!

We invite you to come to your Club often to sit at the "Open Table.” It will be easy to recognize as it will have a Pink Flamingo as a centerpiece! In fact, the “ Open Table” has already been named the "Fla-Mingles Table!" Now, any and all Members can dine together and have a good time without any previous arrangements or group invitation, except for a reservation of course! And for singles and new Members, it is even better news! So, are you thinking of coming to dinner, but don't have previous plans? Just make a reservation and ask to be seated at the “ Fla-Mingles!” We look forward to seeing you soon! As always, call 239-394-0199 for your reservation at the Fla-Mingles Table !

928 N. Collier Blvd., 3rd Floor Marco Island, FL 34145 239-393-2903 Jason M. Zapalski, CFP® Vice President Financial Advisor . Macko, CFP David A. Caruso Janet Perri J . Zapalski, CFP i r rtfolio Man ger Senior Portf lio Senior R gistered Vic Pr sident i r i t Manager Associate Fin ncial Advisor i i l dvisor First Vice President Financi l Planning 928 N. Collier Blvd., 3 rd Floor Marco Island, FL 34145 239-393-2903 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC BC007 CRC1939448 11/17 The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley Stephen D. Macko, CFP® Senior Portfolio Manager Vice President Financial Advisor David A. Caruso Senior Portfolio Manager First Vice President Financial Advisor Janet Perri Senior Registered Associate Financial Planning Associate The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley

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