May 2022 Anchorlines


May 2022

Volume 22:5

Coming MEMBER Events

“Hats and Horses”

Saturday, May 7 th 5:00 PM

Wear your beautiful hat and watch the exciting race from the Burgee Bar.

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.



We have received word that Our Daily Bread Food Pantry needs our help. They are experiencing a Pasta shortage, yes.... Pasta! Spaghetti is a staple in many of their guests’ pantries and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry's pasta shelves are empty. Their last two orders of pasta were not fulfilled. Please consider bringing some pasta - preferrably 1-lb bags when you come to the Club. Getting ready to head North? You can also bring items as you empty your pantry! The basket for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry donations is in our lobby so feel free to drop off items any time you are coming to the Club. We have members who deliver your donations several times a week.

Or, you can donate online by clicking this link!

Thanks to all of our members for your continued generosity to this local cause.

Sincerely, Dwyn Von Bereghy Chair, MIYC Community Outreach



May 3 Day Cruise - Naples Yacht Club

4 Boater's Night 5 Twilight Golf 7 Kentucky Derby Party (Signature Event) 8 Mother's Day Brunch (Seatings at 11am, 2pm) 13-15 FCYC at MIYC 18 Couples Bridge 19 Fishing Club 20 Book Club (Note this is a Friday!) 21 Wine & Dine Italian Style (Club Casual) 27 Evening Colors - Honoring our Veterans


Come hear officers from the MIPD Marine Unit bring us up to date on their latest capabilities and activities to keep our community safe. Every Resident and Property Owner will be interested in this program.


Fishing Club Lunch & Meeting Thursday – May 19, 11:30 am

The BIG BOY Award

The BIG BOY Award


MIYC Book Club Friday, May 20 th , 12:00 noon Please note the change of date – for this month only! Daughters of Yalta

By Catherine Grace Katz Carol Comeau x , Presenter

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.

Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin just as victory was close at hand. Catherine Grace Katz uncovers the dramatic story of the three young women who were chosen by their fathers to travel with them to Yalta, each bound by fierce family loyalty, political savvy, and intertwined romances that powerfully colored these crucial days. Kathleen Harriman was a champion skier, war correspondent, and daughter of U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Averell Harriman. Sarah Churchill, an actress-turned- RAF officer, was devoted to her brilliant father, who depended on her astute political mind. Roosevelt’s only daughter, Anna, chosen instead of her mother Eleanor to accompany the president to Yalta, arrived there as keeper of her father’s most damaging secrets. Situated in the political maelstrom that marked the transition to a post- war world, The Daughters of Yalta is a remarkable story of fathers and daughters whose relationships were tested and strengthened by the history they witnessed and the future they crafted together. Please join us for an informative and entertaining presentation by Carol Comeaux and a book-themed luncheon creation by Chef Jono. Our Presentation and lunch/table discussions begin at noon, followed by dessert and group Wrap-up. Please feel free to invite your friends! This is our last Book Club presentation and discussion for the 2022 Season. Thank you all for your suggestions, interest, and participation. Enjoy your Summer reading, and travel safely. Have your selections ready to submit for 2023!


Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Meeting Dates 2022-2024





Marco Island Yacht Club

Marco Island Punta Gorda

May 13-15

Isles Yacht Club

July 7-9

Smyrna Yacht Club


September 8-10 November 11-13

Halifax River Yacht Club

Daytona Beach


Bradenton Yacht Club Eau Gallie Yacht Club


January 13-15 March 10-12

Indian Harbor Beach

St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club

Panama City

May 12-14 July 14-16

Venice Yacht Club


Vero Beach Yacht Club

Vero Beach

September 8-10 November 10-12




January 12-14


Mariners Fund Chairs have arrived! The Mariners Fund is proud to say that the new chairs have arrived for the Harbour Room and Dockside. Through the generous contributions of members, we raised $53,000 to purchase the chairs. The chairs were part of the continuing effort of Mariners Fund to refurbish the Harbour Room. In the past two years, the Mariners Fund raised the money to paint the Harbour Room, install new chandeliers and the capability to dim the lights. The Mariners Fund also is responsible for the commemorative bricks which now grace the Club’s courtyard. And, in years past, the Mariners updated the Burgee with a new bar, drapes and eisenglass windows. The Mariners Fund is a way to finance extraordinary MIYC needs; things outside of the normal budget; Club enhancements that will make the member experience better and up to date. With the plans to remodel the Marco Island Yacht Club building, there will be many projects to consider. Thank you, Members, for your generosity. Thanks, Jon & Angela Holt Co-Chairs, Mariners Fund


Getting to Know You Our New Business Analyst

Zachariah Soto By MA Harlacker

Zachariah (Zach) Soto was born in Naples, Florida, and has lived there all his life. He earned his Bachelor of Computer Information Systems at Florida Gulf Coast University. His primary language is English, but he is studying Japanese. In his own words, “I am a big geek. I love watching anime, reading manga (Japanese comics), playing video games, and watching all kinds of movies. Right now, my favorite show to watch is Demon Slayer. I am currently reading the comics, My hero Academia, Black Clover, and Jujutsu Kaisen.”

Zach worked at both Apple retail and Chromebook Retail. He did plenty of tech work setting up and troubleshooting devices. He felt that the experience was “tons of fun, and always a fun time trying to figure out what was wrong with someone’s device.” And the best skills that he brings to the job? “Most of the tech work tends to be the knowledge that you learn, but there are skills outside of that you need to master. I think my problem-solving skills and patience are two of my assets. For example, not everyone has the best of what we call ‘technology literacy.’ It is up to the individual to be patient, and explain in different ways to a client, what Is happening to their device or service. Many times, especially on the retail side, I was the face of the company and had to provide the best service possible to make our clients as happy as we could.” For Zach, a typical day at MIYC starts by bringing a favorite snack (mostly pop tarts) and going through email. Then, he will go check around the club to see if anyone needs help. If not needed, he will start checking to make sure that the website and app are working well. Then Zach starts looking at his tasks sheet. In the next year, Zach’s goal is to become proficient in speaking Japanese. He would also like to start writing a comic book, or have the drafts done. And his personal motto? “Staying positive does not always mean being happy. It means to know that there are better days ahead.”

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For Your Information

Nametag Replacement Policy • Equity members are allowed two replacements of nametags before being charged $10 per replacement. • All other memberships are allowed one free nametag replacement before being charged a $10 fee.

Equity, Full and Trial Members , please note that during season (mid-January until after Easter) you must travel by boat to Naples Yacht Club and Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. We ask their members to do the same due to increased membership and limited parking during season. Dress Code: Gentlemen, remember to wear collared shirts for dining in the evening. Also, jackets are required at Wine & Dine unless otherwise noted. Cell Phone Usage in the Clubhouse Dining Areas : Please limit your cell phone usage to texting and searching when in the dining areas of the Club. Conversations should take place under the Port Cochere. Membership Card : Your membership card is available via the app on your cell phone. Be sure to add a photo to the roster so that your member card will show your picture on the cell phone app.


Helpful Links Looking for an easy way to find information? We’ve created these helpful links for you. Just click on the name of the item and you will be re-directed to the online version. May 2022 Calendar FY 2022 Calendar FY 2023 Calendar (Dates subject to change) Cruise Schedule

FCYC Reciprocal List MIYC Facebook Page

Members Recruiting Members Our Member Recruiting Member Program is in full swing for FY2022! 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!




Dave Everitt (2022) Tom Jobe (2022) Tom Wentworth (2022) Susan Hieftje (2023) Angela Holt (2023)

Henry Stanley (2023) Kevin Hennessy (2024) Jim Rich (2024) Paul Soden (2024)


Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Angela Holt Commodore – Tom Wentworth Treasurer – Gerry Gorman Secretary – Vicki Bretthauer


Commodore – Tom Wentworth Vice Commodore – Henry Stanley Rear Commodore – Paul Soden Fleet Captain Power – Pete Frazier Fleet Captain Sail – Dwyn von Bereghy Port Captain – Melanie Kraemer Safety and Training Officer – Jim Rich FCYC Rep. – Ray Rosenberg Alternate FCYC Rep. – Tom Morrison Chaplain – Alan Sandlin Recording Secretary – Dr. Shelly Derrough Quartermaster – Lee Dorison Fleet Surgeon – Dr. David Randall




Member Events Angela Holt, Chair

Boating Committee Ship’s Store Henry Stanley, Chair Deb deVries, Chair

Building and


Gerry Gorman, Chair

Bruce Kraemer David Caruso Bill Schroeder Nancy Worman

Val Bilbrey Patti Cohen Deb deVries

Peggy Frazier

Geoff Walker, Chair Heyward Boyce

Joanne Chute


Ellie Everitt Cloe Gerri

Jeff Comeaux Tom Morrison

Meredith Downton Jon Holt

Russ Doeringer Cara Doeringer

Dominic Sergi John Steeves

Michele Niblack Kerri Pakalnis

Jim Rich

Cloe Gerri

Ray Rosenberg Bill Schroeder Paul Soden Geoff Walker Nominating & Governance Dave Everitt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer,

Business Process


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Jon Holt

Vicki Bretthauer, Chair Cynthia Hultquist, Services Henry Stanley, Hospitality


Michelle Hennessy, Joan Gorman, Co-Chair Alice Jobe

Mark Felbinger, Co-Chair Deb Melges Wiebe


Carrie Brooks, Front of

Cookie Metzler Kerri Pakalnis

Vicki Bretthauer Carol Comeaux Ellie Everitt Susan Hieftje Linda Marr Mariners Fund Jon Holt, Co-Chair

House Manager

Community Relations Dwyn Von Bereghy,

Karen Esala, Finance Joanne Sergi


Pat Riddiford


Ed Gerri

Marguerite Steeves Kelley Wentworth Advisory Members:

Vice Chair

Vicki Bretthauer Linda Sandlin

Gerry Gorman M.A. Harlacker

Ed Gerri

MA Harlacker Denise Morrison

Jan Rich

Vicki Bretthauer

Ellie Everitt

Tom Sessa

Angela Holt, Co-Chair Gary Wegner

Michelle Hennessy Geoff Walker

Dick Patano Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Human Resources Kevin Hennessy, Chair

Bob Colangelo Marguerite Steeves M.A. Harlacker Diana Winterhalter Alice Jobe Susan Smith

MIYC Contact List

General Manager - TBD ext. 9 Executive Chef - Jono Osburn ext. 6

Contributions to Anchorlines - email

Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 1

Dining Room/Food & Beverage Manager - Carrie Brooks Ext. 3

Accounting - Debbie Rhattigan- ext. 5

Sales & Catering - Pamela Dorr ext. 2

Finance - Karen Esala - ext. 8

Membership Sales & Administration - Cynthia Hultquist ext. 7

MIYC Dockmaster - Missy Duffy - ext. 4 MIMA Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531


Chairman If you attended the April Membership meeting, you know that our General Manager resigned with an effective date of May 5, 2022. At the meeting, I reported that Mark had decided to resign for personal reasons and a significant opportunity that came his way. We appreciate the time we had with him and wish him well in his new endeavors. As I have indicated in several venues, staffing has been an issue for us over the past year. Adding a General Manager search to our 'list of things to do' becomes one more part of our overall staffing strategy for the coming year. With respect to the General Manager search, we engaged a recruiting firm

Dave Everitt

specializing in the hospitality industry. The firm has begun providing candidates for consideration. We have also had outreach from individuals wishing consideration for the position. These individuals will be added to the search process. We are creating a special sub-committee of the Board to review candidates, select those for further interviews, and present a recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration. I am hopeful we will be able to select and onboard a new General Manager in the next 60 to 90 days. In the meantime, Carrie Brooks is being elevated to the position of Director, Food & Beverage Operations. In this role she will continue to be responsible for dining operations as well as assume responsibility for key functions related to our food and beverage operations and related Clubhouse functions. Carrie will report to the Chairman. Pam Dorr continues as Banquet Manager, with the responsibility of booking and overseeing banquets and related special events. She will continue to work with Carrie to coordinate banquet functions and our normal food and beverage operations and will report to the Chairman. Our Dockmaster, Missy Duffy, will continue to manage our marina operations, including coordination with sailing club activities. Missy will report to the Chairman. Finance Manager Karen Esala will continue to manage our accounting and financial recordkeeping functions, reporting to the Treasurer. Membership Services Coordinator Cynthia Hultquist will report to the Chair of the Membership Committee. Other staff functions will maintain their current reporting relationships during this interim period. The reporting relationships of the key staff positions will be realigned when a new General Manager is in position. We also have a few key initiatives underway, coordinated by the Human Resources Committee, that should improve our member experience next season. We are reviewing, and where appropriate, making changes to our benefits and compensation structures. We expect these changes to improve the recruiting of and retention of employees. We are also pursuing participation in the H2B visa program for non-agricultural workers starting in fiscal 2023, which allows us to bring in seasonal workers to support our operations. We will continue to update you as more information is developed. Dave Everitt


Commodore As the 2022 “High Season” comes to a close, and many Members head for the delights of summer in New England, the Northern United States in general, or world travel, it’s a good time to look back upon a successful first four months of 2022 for your Marco Island Yacht Club. With the pandemic trailing off into (hopefully) the rear-view mirror, Members took to the Club and boating events with gusto. With several new Members contributing their boats, our Sunset Cruises had record numbers of happy Crew and Captains, enjoying idyllic weather, captivating sunsets, and exciting buffet cuisine, all under the capable leadership of Vice Commodore Henry Stanley.


Day Cruises were brought to new heights under the command of Past Commodore Jeff Comeaux, who wrestled with finicky venues, dicey weather and a shortage of boats to nevertheless create amazing and unforgettable Member experiences, like the Day Cruise to the Rod and Gun Club in Everglades City, which attracted a record number of participants. The next Day Cruise is on May 3 to the Naples Yacht Club, get your reservations in now! The recent Member Survey revealed that the most popular event in the Club is the monthly Boater’s Night, re- imagined and masterfully orchestrated by Rear Commodore Paul Soden, with interesting and important programs full of interest and information for everyone, not just for boaters. The MIYC Youth Sailing Program, with Fleet Captain Sail Dwyn vonBereghy at the helm, has ordered five new Opti boats for the young sailors, and will train up to 145 students this summer with 5 instructors. This is by far the most impactful sailing or boating program for kids anywhere in Southwest Florida. All our Members can be proud of what learning these valuable sailing and life skills is doing for these wonderful kids! Melanie Kraemer, your Port Captain, has been busy welcoming FCYC member boats to our sparkling new Riverside Marina. Almost every arriving yachtsman has been effusive in their praises of our beautiful marina facility, and the extraordinary warmth of the welcome they receive from Melanie, who meets each one of them personally with a bag of goodies and a jumbo helping of enthusiasm and goodwill, no matter what day of the week or what time they dock. She is truly an Ambassador for your Club, and she’s the envy of many other clubs in the FCYC network, who can only wish they had a Port Captain like Melanie. The MIYC Summer Cruise Calendar contains Day Cruises to Dolphin Tiki Hut in June and the Deep Lagoon in August. Next season starts off in splendid style when over 70 members on 11 or more boats head for Key West on November 1. A brand new event is planned for November 14 th : The first Great MIYC Lobster Bake, a Five- Star catered luxury event in which you can be served champagne and lobster on a pristine sandy beach by uniformed waiters as you are caressed by gentle tropic breezes – truly a luxury experience! Stay tuned for more details about this fabulous new event! If you are here in May, don’t miss the chance to mingle with fellow yachtsmen from all over Florida in mid-May as MIYC hosts the FCYC statewide meeting. A limited number of reservations are available, so book your reservations now just call the Club for information. For those of you who are staying around all summer, there will be plenty to do and to enjoy. For those who are taking wing to other parts, have a great time, and we’ll see you in October for the best Welcome Back celebration you’ve seen. It’s a great time to be a Member of MIYC! Tom Wentworth Commodore


Rear Commodore

I am happy to report on a most successful 2022 Scavenger Hunt. Seven boats and 54 crew participated in this annual Club event. The weather was wonderful, and the crews were most enthusiastic. After a day of scrambling around Marco Island looking for the landmarks the clues described, we had winners:

First Place: Everitt Rental Capt. Dave and Ellie Everitt, Joan and Jerry Gorman, Joann Sergi

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Second Place: NLAS Summer Capt. Pat and Nancy McNally, Angela and Jon Holt, Grace and Dick Pantano, Nancy and Dick Traiser

Third Place: Lilly Capt. Geoff and Cinda Walker; Sondra and Michael Hannafan, Penny and Miles Milligan

Next year’s Scavenger Hunt will be in March when the weather should be a little cooler. See you all then. Speaking of coming events, plan to be at the Boaters Night on Wednesday, May 4 when the Marco Police Marine Unit will talk to us about how to be safe on the water, how to protect our boats from theft, how to protect our homes and how to respond if you are stopped by the Marine Unit. This will be a most informative night to all on the island, including boat owners.


Member Events

April and May were exciting months at the Yacht Club. The Prom on April 2 was a delightful departure from the music of today and more of a stroll down memory lane. The decorations of crepe paper and pink carnations were reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. Kudos to the decorating team of Alice Jobe, Cloe and Ed Gerri, Val and Ken Bilbrey, Deb and Bob Melges and Jon Holt. Before you plan your summer escape, don't miss the hit of the season....Hats and Horses. This is the Yacht Club's s salute to the Kentucky Derby on May 7, and the proceeds from the racing forms benefit the Mariners Fund. There will be mint juleps, a fabulous Kentucky dinner, world-class hats and hat contest prizes. The prize money is contributed by Gillian Hamer and will be $500 for first place; $300 for second and $200 for third place. Angela Holt The summer season at the club will be great fun. Mark your calendars for an Independence Day Picnic on July 1. There will be dancing at the Burgee bar, a trivia contest, and other game nights all leading up to a Labor Day Luau. Just to give you heads-up, our Welcome Back 'Homecoming' event on October 29 will provide the setting to dress as a sports jock, a cheerleader, a professor...or just wear the tee shirt that touts your favorite team. Make sure to pack your team spirit when heading back to Marco Island Yacht Club.

Angela Holt, Chair Member Events Committee

The Prom decorating team (l to r) Ed & Cloe Gerri; Val & Ken Bilbrey; Deb & Bob Wiebe; Angela & Jon Holt; and Alice O& Tom Jobe.



Member Meetings We held an Equity Members Meeting as well as a semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 26 th with quite different items covered in each meeting. Sadly, some Equity Members did not stay for the second meeting. Any member can go to the website to view the informational slides from the semi-Annual Meeting. Go to the MY CLUB tab and drop down to ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS to view the slides. Cookout Success! Wow! I am just home from the cookout that we held on Friday, April 29 th ! More than 100 members and guests enjoyed a great evening without really suffering from the rainstorm! We all know we needed that rain! For all of you to know, Chef Jono suggested the cookout and delivered! Steaks, salmon, and chicken were the main courses supported by veggies, spinach salad and Yukon potato salad, delicious Mexican corn, and dessert. The combined tables (aka Fla-mingling!) had many members meeting other members! Know that Chef has many other ideas ready for your enjoyment this summer and during the coming season! Member Services With some of you leaving to go to your summer homes, be sure to check in with Cynthia Hultquist, our Member Services Coordinator, if you need a letter for another Club for the summer. Also, be sure to use the Member App for your mobile phones. Your member card is on your phone. If you load your picture, you can prove to any club that you are a member in good standing! (Feel free to send me your favorite picture to be uploaded to the website roster at Membership Updates We have a waitlist for Full and Social Memberships but are holding names on a waitlist. We do feel that we will clear the list slowly so keep bringing great prospects to us! We also have some Summer Members to welcome to the Club! • Janice & Scott Bordelon have obtained a slip at MIMA and have joined us as Summer Members. They are residents of New Orleans and have been docking at Legacy Harbor previously. • Sammy & Phil Miller and Sharyn & Phil Kampmeyer purchased summer memberships from fund raisers at Marco Island Historical Society and Marco Island Woman’s Club, respectively. We thank these new members for supporting some of the Club’s favorite organizations. Calendars for Summer and Next Season Be sure to click on the links for the rest of season calendar as well as next year’s calendar! We want you to be able to attend as many of our Club Events as possible! We also will be adding other events to FY2023 as the season progresses. Summer Reciprocals Cynthia Hultquist, Member Services Coordinator, will be writing the June-July Membership Column notifying our Equity and Full Members about the Summer Reciprocals. We will be welcoming Summer Reciprocal Members from other Clubs June 1 – October 31. Stay tuned for eblasts and updates! Enjoy the rest of the season and we look forward to seeing you at your Club! Vicki Bretthauer Bretthauer


Marketing & Communications

Are you receiving Emails from the Club?

One of the ways the Club communicates with members is via email. I have recently learned of several members who have not been receiving our emails. Are you receiving our Emails? Do you know someone who isn't receiving our emails? We can help! Here are a few suggestions:

1. Add the email address to your address book. The Club uses this address to send out our emails.

2. Check your "SPAM" or "JUNK" folder. It could be your email provider thinks our emails are SPAM. If you see an email from the Club in one of these folders, mark it "Not Spam" or "Not Junk" and move it to your inbox. Doing this should resolve the problem. 3. Go through your inbox to delete emails with large attachments (documents and especially photos can take up a lot of space) to help free up space. 4. Delete emails that you no longer need and often empty your "Trash" folder. Sometimes it's a matter of not having enough space in the system. 5. If you use GMAIL, check the Promotions folder. 6. You might also want to check your Trash folder. There's always a chance you accidentally deleted the email you can't find. Depending on the email service you use, there are many other possibilities for why you're not receiving our emails. Please feel free to email me (, and we can set a time to go over your questions. Or, if you know someone who isn't receiving our Emails, suggest that they contact me.

There is another way to see the emails the Club sends out - on the App! On the Home Screen or the Main Screen, at the bottom, there is an icon that says "Feed." If you click the icon, it will open a list of all the recent emails that the Club has sent. I find this an easy way to find a current email rather than searching through my email folders. If you have any questions or suggestions about the website or the App, please contact me!

Michelle Hennessy Marketing & Communications Committee Chair


Safety & Training

SAFETY QUIZ Question: What is the single most important safety item you can have on your boat: Answer: Your life jacket. There is no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water, especially on smaller boats that might be more vulnerable to a breach or capsize. Did you know that 86 per cent of all reported drownings have occurred when the person was not wearing a life jacket? Even on larger pleasure boats, where one tends to be less concerned about

Jim Rich

being ejected into the water, there is always the possibility of a fire, explosion, toxic fumes, or hull breach. At the very least, in any case, always have your life vest on or near you, properly adjusted, and accessible for immediate deployment. What is the best life jacket? The easy answer is, “the one you will wear”. However, there are actually several types depending on your particular boating habits. For instance, there are automatic inflatables, manual inflatables, belt packs, flotation aids, flotation vests, touring and whitewater jackets, and offshore vests. I personally use and recommend two types for any coastal or offshore boating: First, though slightly cumbersome, you will get the most protection from a Type I life jacket in offshore conditions. This jacket has the greatest required inherent buoyancy and turns most unconscious people in the water from a face down position to a vertical and slightly backward position, therefore greatly increasing one’s chance of survival. The other life vest I travel with, and wear in situations such as holding lines when maneuvering through a lock, is an inflatable vest. Though they require some maintenance by keeping the cylinder full and in working condition, they are very comfortable to wear and most adequate in the event one slips off their deck into a calm body of water. Remember, that having life jackets on board is not only for your safety and that of your passengers. It is the law! To meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements, a recreational vessel must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket for each person aboard. Also, other laws may apply, such as, under certain conditions, the Federal Law requirement that all children under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket when a vessel is underway. Congratulations! Having read this article, you have now passed my safety quiz! Until next time, happy and safe boating! Jim Rich, Safety and Training Officer


Fleet Surgeon

This is a repeat of an article by David Randall in the November, 2021 Anchorlines .

Allergy and Sinus Issues Just like the Philistines with Samson, the cold and flu season is now upon us. Our pharmacies offer a bevy of remedies for allergy, cold, and flu and it seemed useful to have a brief review to sort out some of these.

David Randall

First: a quick note on common conditions. We all know that catching the common, “cold” has nothing to do with outside temperature but probably reflects a combination of cramped indoor conditions with people in close proximity as well as the seasonal drop in vitamin D due to less sun exposure. These are due to non-influenza viruses that cause most upper respiratory illness. Hallmarks of a viral syndrome include its symptoms throughout the body: nasal congestion/runny nose, the scratchy throat, cough, body aches and headache. Various influenza viruses cause actual influenza, or the, “flu”. This condition involves more severe symptoms, also involves the lower airways and lungs, and has a longer recovery period. Patients with lung, diabetes, or other conditions can even develop pneumonia with surprising mortality. Allergies, in contrast, occur largely through our over-reaction of our immune system to allergens such as pollen, pet dander and the like. We have all had the itchy eyes and throat, nasal blockage and mucus, and even cough.

To read the entire article, click on the link listed below:

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

We have a new Facebook page: Please “Like” and “Follow” our new page to help share the fun of MIYC. We also hope you’ll “Check In” and share a picture from the club!


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 10:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable fun! As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge. Contact Coordinator Peggy Frazier with questions or if you need to change the time.

MIYC Fishing Club Meets Thursday May 19 th Lunch & Discussion at the Burgee Bar – 11:30 am

- Fishing reports from off-shore and from backwater - Tarpon Fishing Trip to Islamorada; May 15-16, 2022 - Monster Snook Fishing; Saint Lucie River, Stuart, FL; Aug. 2-4, 2022

- Offshore fishing for Kingfish, Sailfish, Tuna in Islamorada – October 2022 - Key West offshore fishing – November 2-3, 2022

- Monthly BIG BOY Fishing Award recognition

Please RSVP no later than 5pm – April 18 th

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. Contact Diana at:

Ladies Bridge Every Wednesday at Noon

Mexican Train Dominoes Friday Afternoon – 3:30 Location Varies



!"#$"%#&'()*&')+, !" 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 Noon. 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 afternoon for all.

MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday 12:00 pm - Lunch 12:45 pm - Begin play Email Bob Winterhalter at for more information.

Contact Diana Winterhalter at to get on the list.

Mah Jongg Anyone? Weekly on Tuesday 1:00 pm Mah Jongg players welcome whether you’re a newbie or an experienced player. RSVP to Linda Spell at

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.


Aquafit Class at the MIMA Pool


Freedom Boat MIYC Join Now and Pay just $5,250 (a Savings of 25% compared to the One Time Entry Fee paid by regular FBC members. So, if you’ve been dreaming of all the fun you and your family and friends can enjoy exploring the local waterways, now is the time to turn those dreams into reality! Rates if you join now… Year-Round Seven Day per week Membership Monthly Dues are $319 –this is also 20% off the amount our regular FBC members would pay. All rates are plus sales tax. Here’s a reminder of the many key benefits of joining Freedom Boat Club: • A full membership for you and your spouse • EXCLUSIVE USE of the FBC boats at MIYC • Unlimited boat usage at our 20 SWFL locations • Access to our fleet of boats, ranging from 17'-24'. Bowriders, Deck boats, Pontoons, Inshore and Offshore Center Consoles • Reciprocal access to 330+ Freedom Boat Club locations around the world • Four guaranteed rolling reservations, as well as unlimited spur-of-the-moment boating • Maintenance-free boating lifestyle

• Free, unlimited 1:1 training with our U.S.C.G. licensed instructors • Liability and damage Insurance; as well as towing coverage

Interested? Contact Kevin Walsh (941-800-5858) Club has been a proud neighbor at the Calusa Marina in Goodland for many years. We also have added boats at the Marco Island Yacht Club and have openings for Dual Memberships with the Marco Island Yacht Club if you are already a member or are thinking of joining


Around the Clubhouse

Dockside Marina at Night Submitted by Henry Stanley


MIYC Senior Prom – Moonlight Over Marco Saturday, April 2, 2022

To view more photos from “The Prom”, click on the following link which takes you to Flikr. When you get to Flikr, select “You”, then scroll down to “Albums”. You can choose Prom-Professional Photos or Prom- Members Photos to view photos from this event.



Golf Winners Ken & Val Bilbrey and Bob & Deb Wiebe

2 nd Annual Masters “Closest to the Line” won again by David Randall

April, 2022 Group Picture


Wines From France April 9, 2022


Day Cruise To Rod & Gun Club, Everglades City April 11 th , 2022

Ten boats and approximately 70 people (some by car), traveled to Everglades City to attend the April Day Cruise.


Thursday, April 14 Dinner and Trivia were held in the Harbour Room on Thursday, April 14, 2022 with 38 people in attendance. Guests drew table numbers as they entered the Harbour Room and then went to their table to order drinks and mingle. Several new members and first-time Trivia players were in attendance. Spouses did not sit together which made for a great mixer. Dinner was served while we played Trivia. Chef Jono prepared a meal that included Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice, Mixed Vegetables and Crème Brulée with fresh berries for dessert. There were three Trivia rounds, each with 15 questions from a variety of categories. Dave Everitt was the emcee while Vicki Bretthauer and Ellie Everitt read the questions. A winning table was announced at the end of each round, and a grand prize winning table was announced at the end. This year the winning table was “Eggcellence” comprised of Tom Jobe, Ed Gerri, Amy Simpson (Fisher), Nancy Margolis, Kathy Hershberger, and Michael Rizzo.


Thursday, April 21


MIYC Colors Friday, April 22, 2022


Twilight Cruise – Wednesday, April 27 A delightful evening was the setting for the final Twilight Cruise of the season. Captains and their crews gathered at their assigned boats in the Riverside Marina at 5:15 for docktails. At 6:00 the boats sailed to the Gulf to await the sunset. Everyone met at the Club for dinner at 7:45. Chef Jono had prepared a tasty and festive New England classic buffet prepared especially for this event.

Here’s a pic of the green flash.


The meeting began with opening remarks by Chairman, Dave Everitt, followed by others to report on their committees. Some of the speakers include: Michelle Hennessey for Marketing and Communication; Vicki Bretthauer for Membership, and Geoff Walker for Building & Grounds.

Equity Member Meeting & Semi-Annual Membership Meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Several members were awarded their Equity Stock Certificates:

Steve & Julie Riley

Joseph (Jay) & Latayah Benedetti

Cindy & Greg (not pictured) Kroeger Frank & Mimi (not pictured) Connor

Nancy & Bud Worman


Have you noticed the Burgees hanging around the Burgee Bar? Voting Members, do you have your personalized Burgee displayed in the Dockside Lounge? If you don’t, it is not too late to design one! Your Burgee tile is meant to be a replica of your private Burgee. ART SELLERS, located at 812 E. Elkcam Circle, 239-389-5269, can make one for you! They are in the same building as the Sand Bar, just at the opposite end. Visit them to have your Burgee created and displayed proudly in the Dockside Lounge! JULIE & BROCK WILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell: (239) 595-6767 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty The Esplanade ~ 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

Serving Marco Island & Naples for over 22 years


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

Meet Our Own “Mary Sunshine!” Our contact point for this information is Mary McKeown. She’s the one to tell when you know of a major event, happy or sad – and Mary will be sure to get the word out.

Please contact Mary at:


Mariners Fund The Mariners Fund is a way to finance extraordinary MIYC needs; things outside of the normal budget; Club enhancements that will make the member experience better and up to date. For example, the Burgee Bar renovation was made possible entirely by member donations. The bar was expanded, new drop-down window covers were installed and attractive curtains and valances were added. The Mariners Fund also paid to upgrade the Club’s sound system and supported the installation of a new dimmer system to enhance lighting in the Harbour Room. All these improvements were made possible by the generous support of our members. A donation to the Mariners Fund is a symbol of MIYC member commitment. How Can I Donate? You can make a general donation or donate for a specific project. We have identified a number of needs and wishes, which are listed in a binder just below the recognition plaque in the lobby. If you’d like to donate, please download the Mariners Fund Donation Form, on which you can indicate the project you wish to support, the amount of donation and how you wish to pay (separate check, credit card or Club monthly statement.) If there is something special you would like to see happen and would like to financially support, please let any member of the Mariners Fund Committee know. Mariners Fund Recognition Levels A Mariners Fund recognition plaque in the lobby hallway honors the cumulative contributions Members have made. Bronze $ 500 Silver $ 2,500 Gold $10,000 Platinum $20,000 Diamond $50,000 Sapphire $100,000 Final Voyage – If you have enjoyed the Club, please consider a gift from your estate. Mariners Fund Committee Members Jon Holt, Co-chair Angela Holt, Co-chair Dick Pantano

Grace Pantano Henry Stanley John Steeves

Marguerite Steeves Diana Winterhalter


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