MIYC January 2020

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January 2020 Volume 20:1

New Year’s Eve Bash!

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Happy New Year!

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It's a White Elephant Gift Exchange Friday, Jan. 3rd!

The Exchange will start at 6:00pm at the Burgee Bar Happy Hour Jan. 3rd will see the ultimate in regifting! Just bring a wrapped gift costing about $20 to Happy Hour (in new or like-new condition) between 5:30 and 6:00pm. It can be a gag gift or an item that someone could actually use . All gifts must be wrapped . A greeter will put it on a table of packages and give you a number . The Exchange will begin at 6:00pm. When your number is called, it's your turn to pick any gift from the table--or steal a gift that someone else has already opened! Only those who have brought a gift can participate , but “watchers” are welcome to enjoy the hilarity.

So get out that wrapping paper one more time and bring a gift to the MIYC WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE!!!

Please be sure to make your dinner reservation, whether or not you plan to participate in the Gift Exchange. Happy Hour will take place at the normal time, so you can enjoy a drink or two before the Exchange begins. Call 239-394-0199 or email us for your dinner reservation!

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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Wine and Dine Saturday, January 4th, 2020 6:00 pm Bienvenue en France! Mange, Bois et sois Joyeux - Eat, Drink and be Merry Robert Fairbrother will again be joining us. If you were with us in November, you know that Chef Bob and Robert prepare a wonderful wine-paired dining experience for us!

1st Course “French Canapes” – Scallop Ceviche & Tarragon Rabbit Pate on Toast Points Escargot Skewer Montand Brut Sparkling 2nd Course Bouillabaisse Provencal – Sea Trout King Crab and Mussels 2018 Domaine De Saint Cosme – “Les Deaux Albion” 3rd Course Squab Salade – Baby Greens and Apple Cider Gastrique Blain “Soeur & Frere” Brouilly 2018 Entrée Escolopes de Veau (Veal Scallopini) & Sweetbreads – Truffle Cream, Haricots Verts & Pomme de Terre 2016 Chateau Laplagnotte – Bellevue – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Dessert Banana Crepes and Chocolate Truffles La Fleur D’or Sauternes

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.

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020 Combined Extended/Day Cruise to: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club Arrive Tuesday, January 7 Depart Thursday, January 9 after the Day Cruise Lunch Join us for this short, easy, non-weather dependent Day Cruise through the inside passage. NS&YC is a wonderful, friendly neighbor Club. The Club overlooks the bay and you are in the heart of Naples♥ All Full and Equity Members welcome! Tentative Schedule: Tuesday: Arrive anytime. Clean the boat, relax as the pool and veranda are open or shop and explore Naples 3 rd and 5 th Avenues. Maybe a Segway or chocolate tour is on the horizon after Aquafit. Docktails on the dock then walk to dinner (Trivia Contest?). Some cruisers will be joining the MIYC Theatre group for Hamilton at Artis Naples. Wednesday: A possible trip to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp or the Naples Botanical Gardens led by our own Naturalist, Linda Marr. Aquafit in the pool then a scenic luncheon cruise thru Port Royal on Pelican for lunch. The evening offers Docktails at the Club and then the famous NS&YC Seafood Buffet . Thursday: The Day Cruisers join us for lunch (information on this coming soon). We depart after indulging our taste buds once again at the NS&YC for Magical Marco. Slips are always scarce in season.

Early reservations are needed for overnight accommodations. Click or call Cruise Captain Ray Rosenberg for reservations: raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com 239-877-4206 Fleet Captains Power - Pete and Peggy Frazier

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Marco Island Yacht Club Day Cruise to: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Thursday, January 9 Join us for this short, easy, non-weather dependent cruise through the inside passage. NS&YC is a wonderful, friendly neighbor Club. All Full and Equity Members welcome! This day cruise promises a lovely trip up the Intercoastal Waterway to Naples with wildlife views as well as waterfront views of spectacular homes. Enjoy playful dolphins, warm sunshine, and a beautiful view of areas such as Port Royal with your MIYC friends. Good rubber soled shoes, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. And don’t forget your sunscreen! The Day Cruisers will join the Extended Cruisers who will already be at NS&Y Club for lunch. Day Cruisers should plan to arrive at NS&YC by 11:30. We depart after lunch. Slips will be scarce this season . Early reservations are needed . 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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Commodore’s Ball Commodore Jeff Comeaux and Incoming Commodore Ray Rosenberg Request your presence at the Commodore’s Ball on January 18 th , 2020 Colors Ceremony at 5:30 pm Followed by Cocktails, Fine Dining and Dancing Music by Classics 2 $99 Gentlemen - Club Uniform or Black Tie is requested RSVP 239-394-0199

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2019 Christmas Island Style Boat Parade

The Annual Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade was held on Saturday, December 21. MIYC hosted a dinner for more than 250 Members and guests with dining in the Harbour Room, Dockside Lounge and Burgee Bar. Ellie Everitt was the point person from the Member Events team in charge of the evening's organization. Her team of volunteers took shifts to greet attendees as they arrived and directed them to their proper destination. The Boat Parade began at 6:00 by Pier 81. Boats circled Factory Bay and then cruised by the Yacht Club around 6:15. There were twenty-six boats decorated for the holiday parade, the greatest turnout since it’s inception. After circling by the Club, the boats headed to Smokehouse Bay and the Esplanade. Judging was done in front of the Snook Inn. Peggy and Pete Frazier proudly entered the Pelican in the line-up with Santa Claus greeting fans with his Ho Ho Ho along the parade route. Pete even did a pirouette in front of the Snook. The parade ended around 8:30. Each guest was assigned to a table which was their table for the evening. Guests viewed the parade outside and then returned to their table for their meal. The Club sponsored a raffle for the Marco Island Patriots with two prizes for guests, a Trial Membership at the MIYC and a sunset beach photo shoot donated by artist Joey Waves. It was a well planned effort by the MIYC Staff and Member Events.

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Members Decorated for the Chri stmas Boat Parade While the Club was bursting at the seams with Merry, Jon and Angela Holt invited Santa and Mrs. Claus to ride aboard Pelican (left) for the parade. With over 25 boats participating, the water was awash with Holiday Spirits. The Fraziers and Hughes (below left) represented the MIYC in the parade and all of the boats deserved kudos for creativity and the hard work decorating.

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Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade Santa aboard Pelican and the view from the beautiful Club Courtyard.

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Sailing School Students and Bridge Members with our little float in the Marco Island Christmas Street Parade.

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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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Boater's Night Wednesday, January 15th

Anticipation is building for the MIYC 2020 Cruise to the Exumas! As the New Year dawns, it is not too soon to begin detailed planning and preparation for this extended cruise. Even if you are not actually going on the Exuma’s Cruise, we have a Boater’s Night for January designed to put you right in the picture, with not one (or 2), but three great contributors to the evening’s program. First up will be Captain Bill Schroeder, who will be our pathfinder and on-the-water guide for the big trip. Bill is the veteran of many a passage across the Gulf Stream, and he has an intimate acquaintance with the Bahamas developed over years on Caribbean waters in both sailing and motor craft. Bill has also seen pretty much every cove, beach, landing-place and marina in the Out Islands, and has selflessly invested countless hours over the years on a mission to check out and taste-test most of the watering- holes and dining establishments in the Islands just for us (OK, maybe he wasn’t doing it just for us at the time, but now we definitely have the benefit of his experience!). Bill will brief us on what to expect on the Cruise, how to prepare (both boats & crew), and an expert’s insight into the real Bahamas. A vital feature of this Boater’s Night will be a Tabletop Display by Linda Spell (MIYC’s First Lady, wife of Commodore Ray Rosenberg) about how to provision your boat for an extended cruise. Linda has years of experience as a cruiser on at least two or three oceans, and her innovative and highly practical galley ideas have brought her praise and thanks from sailors everywhere, including Cruising World Magazine, in which her ideas were featured. Come see firsthand how to make your galley more functional, more comfortable, and more fun! Rounding out the program, we will hear from our own MIYC Fleet Surgeon, Dr. Dave Randall, who will prescribe best practices for on-board first aid kits, handling and procuring medications overseas, planning for special medical needs, dealing with medical issues while afloat, guides to shipboard good health, and more. MIYC is one of the few yacht clubs in Florida that can boast of having a Fleet Surgeon, and we are indeed fortunate to have the insight and sage advice of an experienced physician who is also an experienced boater (and pilot) as well. This Boater’s Night will be a DON’T MISS for all Exumas Cruisers, and a MUST GO for anyone interested in the Bahamas, a more useful and comfortable galley, or better health afloat. See you there! Tom Wentworth, Rear Commodore Make your reservation now Please - Chef requests all reservations be called in no later than the Sunday before so he can order the correct amount of food. Call 239-394-0199 x301 to make your Boater's Night reservation!

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Golf, Anyone? Thursday, Jan. 16 th Join us for 9 Holes of Golf! Couples and Singles

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

9 holes “Hibiscus CC” $39/pp cart + green fees

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wed., Jan. 8th Please let her know if you will come for dinner too.

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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

With the Change of Watch Saturday, January 18 th 5:30pm The Colors Ceremony will precede the Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball. 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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MIYC Christmas Dock Party The Dock Party was an intimate fun evening. It was an evening of fabulous yachts, (Paradox, Flamingo and Pelican), charming hosts, great food, and Holiday Spirit. Special thanks to all of the boat owners who scrubbed and polished their yachts to present them that evening. Winning the prize for Best Decorated was Flamingo owned by Bill & Sandy Wallen. As requested the event will be moved to later in the season when we have more boats available. Join us in 2020 for an encore of the taste and tour which will include the new Poker Run event. See you on the docks!

Christmas Eve at the Club

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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, January 22nd 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 4:45pm/ Sunset at 6:03pm 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 do not call 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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MIYC Presentation & Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 15th Come to the Club for a fun and festive ceremony! Sign up your boat or just come to watch!

The Fleet will assemble at 10am Parade past the Yacht Club at 11am Lunch to follow - Please Reserve Early! 239 394 019 Music by Steve Reynolds Drinks and cocktails at the Burgee Bar Buffet Lunch Register your boat to participate Roy Hershberger, drhkch@aol.com (239 269 3063)

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Marco Island Yacht Club collects Toys for Tots at its Holiday Celebration Toys for Tots was the focus of the Marco Island Yacht Club Holiday Party on December 7. Club Members purchased gifts and brought them to the event to fill the Toys for Tots collection boxes. Members who could not attend the event donated over $2,000 towards the purchase of additional toys to support the collection efforts. Santa was on hand to thank everyone who contributed the toys that overflowed the collection boxes. Partygoers enjoyed a special holiday meal and were entertained by Yacht Club Members Linda and Alan Sandlin (right), who performed holiday songs and led a sing-a-long. The Toys for Tots collection is just one part of the Marco

Island Yacht Club’s Community Outreach efforts. Club Members donate to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry during the holidays and throughout the year. The Yacht Club also supports the Marco Island Community Sailing Center.

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020 Season

• 3 rd White Elephant • 4 th Wine & Dine Jackets Required • 6 th De-decorating • 7 th Theater Group Hamilton • 7 th -9 th Extended Cruise Naples SY&C • 8 th Couple’s Bridge • 9 th Day Cruise Naples Sailing & Yacht Club • 10 th -12 th FCYCTampaYacht &CC • 11 h Burgee Bar Opens Happy Hour & Buffet 5p Evening Karaoke at the Burgee Bar 6:30p-9:30p • 15 th Boater’s Night • 16 th Fishing Club • 16 th Twilight Golf • 18 th Commodore’s Ball with Colors • 22 nd Sunset Cruise • 25 th – 26 th Member Art Show • 26 th Grande Brunch

• 2 nd Super Bowl Party • 4 th Theater Group Hello Dolly • 5 th Boater’s Night • 6 th MRM – MIMA Happy Hour – Bring a potential member • 7 th Evening Colors • 9 th Grande Brunch • 10 th Day Cruise to Naples Hyatt (Social Members Welcome!) • 13 th Twilight Golf • 13 th -17 th Miami Boat Show • 14 th Valentine’s Dinner Dance • 15 th Blessing of the Fleet, Lunch • 17 th -23 rd Extended Cruise Boca Grande, South Seas • 19 th Couple’s Bridge • 21 st Lunch & Learn Cooking with Chef “Let’s Get Sauced!” • 21 st Mardi Gras Happy Hour • 26 th Sunset Cruise • 27 th Fishing Club • 27 th Book Club • 29 th Supper Club with Dancing and a Comedian – Jackets Required (Cocktail Hour-No Happy Hour)

• 4 th Boater’s Night • 5 th Twilight Golf • 8 th Grande Brunch • 9 th Day Cruise – Paradise Found • 11 th Wine & Dine – Jackets Required • 12 th -19 th Extended Cruise Bahamas Exumas • 13 th – 15 th FCYC Isles Yacht Club • 13 th St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour • 14 th Dancing Under the Stars • 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 for Sailing Program • 29 th Grande Brunch

• 29 th Trivia Night • 30 th Book Club

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 Hollywood Signature Event • 4 th -5 th SAMI Bud Light Regatta • 6 th Day Cruise Pelican Isle YC • 9 th Singing Bingo • 12 th Easter Brunch • 14 th Theater Group A Bronx Tale • 15 th -19 th Extended Cruise BocaGrande, PuntaGorda (Isles YC), Pine Island • 15 th Couple’s Bridge • 22 nd Member Semi-Annual Meeting followed by ‘Dancing in the Courtyard’ w/Joey Fiato

• 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 International 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

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

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

Jackets Required

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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The Shipùs Store News HAPPY NEW YEAR from the SHIP'S STORE!!!

WELCOME BACK to all those returning from the holidays!!!

WHAT'S NEW and on the way: • JILZARAH jewelry - artisan rings, bracelets and necklaces • Coastal mugs, trays, chip and dip, pitchers, platters and shell bowls • Scarves, bags, and pearl necklaces • On the way - FULL ZIP microfleece and poly navigator jackets for men and women • Banker stripe dress shirts for men • NEW from Prestige as seen at Naples Yacht Club - hand embroidered logo burgee pillows • NEW from Prestige BURGEE necklaces, charms, tie-tacs, and earrings Watch for a special SALE (SAIL) New to our management team are: Michele Niblack in inventory Diana Winterhalter and Kimberly Porter in Jonas programming and general assistance to Mary McKeown and me. We would love for you to JOIN OUR SALES TEAM! MEMBER DISCOUNTS ON ALL BUT SALE MERCHANDISE ALL PROFITS SUPPORT CAPITAL, MARINER

AND OPERATIONS AT MIYC We appreciate your support!! Sandy

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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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Couples Bridge Wednesday, January 8 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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Happy Birthday, John! MIYC Member, John Basic celebrated his 96 th Birthday with friends at a local restaurant on Marco Island. He drove in a Rolls Royce owned by Members Patti and Harvey Cohen. May we all have John’s good health and love for life as we ease into our 90s!

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 January 30 Where the Crawdads Sing Sondra Hannafan 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

First, I want to say thank-you to everyone who helped decorate the Club this year. What a fantastic job; the Club never looked better. A huge thank-you to Ellie Everitt for coordinating this well-organized event. We had some exceptional events in December with record attendance. The Member Holiday Party, I think they all attended just to see the decorations. The Boat Parade came close to being cancelled but the rain and winds held off and we had approximately 26 beautifully decorated boats pass by the Yacht Club. We had over 250 people who came to view the Boat Parade and have dinner; turned out to be a great night. We also had 150+ members, families and guests attend Christmas Eve dinner and it looks like we will be maxed out for New Year’s Eve as well. Well that wraps up the first quarter of our new fiscal year. I must add we had an outstanding first quarter. Check out the January calendar, it is packed with terrific events so be sure to make your reservations early.

Robert J DeFeo

Everyone knows how busy it gets in season and this year is even going to be busier. I cannot stress enough how important it is to make your reservations early. It will help us with ordering, planning and scheduling the appropriate kitchen and front-end staff to provide the best possible service. Please refer to Club Rules, “Reservations and Cancellations”. The Burgee Bar Officially Opens on Saturday January 11 th with Happy Hour, an outstanding buffet and Karaoke. Starting January 15 th , the Club will be open for lunch (11:30-2:00) and dinner (5:30-8:00) Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday Brunch (10:00-2:00). Our Grand Sunday Brunch is scheduled for January 26 th . The Burgee Bar will also be open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM starting January 15 th . Wish everyone a very Happy and successful New Year. Look forward to seeing you at the Club, Robert J DeFeo

Operations and HR Chairman Vice Chairman of the Board

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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MIYC Fishing Club Thursday, January 16 th 11:30am Equity and Full Members welcome. Please call the Club for Reservations 239-394-0199 In the month of December, fishing offshore was surprisingly good. Tom Morrison proved the point several times by taking Infinity fifty miles offshore to catch limits of red grouper and many monster barracuda. Backwater fishing

was also strong with many anglers catching snook, sea trout, sheep’s head, triple tail and an occasional redfish. The key to fishing backwater right now is to find clean water. The red tide is taking its toll along the beaches from Cape Romano to Sanibel. If you can find birds feeding along the shore and backwater, you will likely find bait fish and game fish. In late January, the Fishing Club will be heading to Islamorada, Florida for our first “Thriller in the Big Pond”. Six Members will head over to Islamorada to fish off-shore for black fin tuna, wahoo and sailfish. In February, some Members who do the extended cruise to Boca Grande will also squeeze in some fishing for redfish and snook. In March, those that go on the Bahamas Extended Cruise will likely hook up with some monster wahoo and permit. The Fishing Club will have its next luncheon on Thursday at 11:30am on the Burgee Bar. At the luncheon, we will discuss current fishing near Marco and long range plans for our annual tarpon fishing trips to the middle keys.

Captain Jeff Comeaux Past Commodore

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Commodore

A very Happy New Year to one and all. Where did 2019 go? It seems like only yesterday that we installed Jeff and his Bridge to their positions, and that leadership team should feel very proud of all of last year’s accomplishments. Marco Island Yacht Club is on track for 2020 to be a fun and exciting year. I hope to see all of you at the Commodores Ball on January 18. The Ball marks the symbolic Change of Watch for the club. Another event with historic significance is the Blessing of the Fleet on February 15. Of course, in between are a myriad of other activities and events, with something for everyone. Check out the club calendar on the website. A great emphasis this year continues to be on boating activities. Day cruises, Sunset Cruises, Boaters’ Night, Extended Cruises and the Fishing Club. Extended cruises continue to be popular with our ever-expanding cruising fleet, both sea and land cruisers. Our Florida Keys Extended Cruise last year drew a dozen boats and over 50 people. What a fun time we had! Many of our newer members had great cruising boats when they joined, and several seasoned

members bought new boats for more comfortable c r u i s i n g . I f y o u ’ r e c o n s i d e r i n g a b o a t purchase, don’t hesitate. It’s an investment in fun and exciting adventures near and far. And, after all, most of us do live on an island!

Ray Rosenberg Commodore

Your Boating Committee a l so has a j am- packed schedule for 2020, so keep tabs on it and participate. Lastly future plans may include an extended river or offshore cruise in 2021. Stay tuned for details. Hope to see you on the water. Ray Rosenberg Commodore

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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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

December at the Yacht Club signals that Member Events is in high gear. The month started with Deck the Halls where Members convened to beautify the club in holiday fashion. It was non -stop from there starting with the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, followed by the Holiday Dinner Party coupled with Santa, the Sandlins entertaining and Toys for Tots presentation, the Dock Party Stay-cation, and the Street Parade. It should also be noted that the Toys for Tots collection this year garnered more than $2,000 for the purchase of toys in addition to toys brought to the club by members. The Boat Parade was again a great success as w e u s e d t h e p r o v e n f o r m u l a o f organization. Members were seated n Dockside and the public were seated in the Harbour Room. More than 200 people attended making the event a sell out. Christmas Eve complete with Santa, stockings for the children and photos was as charming as ever. And, New Year's Eve dinner served in two seatings with a midnight photo of those in attendance and top-notch entertainment by Classics II ended 2019 in style. Looking forward to January, we start the year with a White Elephant gift exchange on January 3

during Happy Hour. On J a n u a r y 11 , w e w i l l celebrate the opening of the Burgee Bar with an evening of song and karaoke. This month we dress to the nines for the Commodore's Ball. And, we will have the c h a n c e t o v i e w o u r Members' artistic abilities at the Art Gallery on January 25. 2019 has been a good

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year from an events' perspective. We welcome Members who like to plan interesting and fun events to join us in planning for the new year. Reach out to me at: AHolt@Holtpa.com Our Member Events team is ready for 2020! 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, January 26 th $34++ 10am - 1pm Reservations - 239-394-0199 Club Dress

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Chairman’s Report

With the turn of a calendar page, 2019 is consigned to history and another new year begins. For all of us, this is a time of reflection and of looking forward with anticipation and hope. And the same is true for our Club! The past year saw a number of activities and accomplishments at the Club. We finished our fiscal year with very strong operational earnings. Member experience was another positive for the year. We continued to grow our membership levels. Member engagement in our activities continues to strengthen our Club. The coming year we anticipate beginning construction of the Riverside Marina. Our event calendar if full. And we expect another year of strong financial performance. Our continued strong operating performance enabled the Club to convert our member financed mortgage to a commercial mortgage with our bank. We were able to close on the mortgage just before Christmas and issue payments to those members who invested in the mortgage. I personally will be eternally appreciative of those members who helped finance the Club during our return to financial stability. Going forward, we have a mortgage with favorable terms and a line of credit to address unexpected emergencies. As we do every year, the Club hosted an Employee Christmas Party in December. Employees and their families gather to share food and some holiday cheer. Ellie and I along with Operations and HR Chairman Bob DeFeo and his wife Dale participated in the activities. We were able to pass out Christmas Bonus envelopes and tell the employees how much we appreciate their support and commitment to the Club. The employees also presented the Club with a flat screen TV with special capabilities which will be hung in the Bridge Room. It will support meetings and be able to show artwork and videos

a t f unc t i ons . Once again, let me ask that you make sure to say ‘Thank you’ to our Staff; not only for their gift but for helping us create an enjoyable and satisfying club environment. With the coming y e a r , w e w i l l b e conducting our annual ‘buy up’ campaign for Social Members. We are providing Social Members access to

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an on-water event in February to let them experience the camaraderie and fun these events provide. This is a great time to step up to Full Membership, and if you have been considering doing so…now is the time! Be sure to talk to Cynthia in Membership for details. There will be a lot of activity in 2020 year related to the marina project. We will ramp up slip sales activity in January. We will have a ‘town hall’ for neighbors and other interested parties in January to communicate our plans. And we should begin work on the seawall upgrade in May. Look for more updates as we shift from planning to execution of this project. The event calendar for January is really full! There are boat trips to Naples and the Commodore’s Ball. Special interest groups like the Fishing Club, Twilight Golf, the Book Club, and Couples Bridge provide an opportunity for nearly every member to find something to enjoy. And, the Burgee Bar re-opens for lunch in January. And, the Ship’s Store is fully stocked! Be sure to take advantage of all your Club has to offer! 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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MIYC Membership

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! At their December Meeting, the Board voted to change the price of an Equity Share to $12,000 effective April 1, 2020-no fooling! So, you can save $3,000 if you upgrade NOW Full and Social Members should consider upgrading to Ownership in your Club! The current $9,000 Equity Fee can be paid over 3 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 (dues differential) may apply if you currently are not a Full Member. Social Members, you should have received an email to upgrade your membership to a FULL level during January and February at a discount! If you upgrade NOW you can take advantage of the Day Cruise on January 9 th to Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. If you’d like to wait to see what participating in on the water activities, the February Day Cruise will be open to Social members. BUT, why wait? Take advantage of our offer NOW and you can enjoy FCYC and YCA reciprocity NOW along with Sunset Cruises, Golf, a 10% discount and many more benefits. 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! Ken and Val Bilbrey joined as Full Members John & Mary Jo Kallergis are returning to us as Full Members Mary Carleen Ferry has returned to us as a Social Member Marjorie Maas and her son Thomas are re-joining us taking us up on a Board Offer Lauren & Ray Cavanaugh have joined us as Trial Members winning the prize at the Taste of Marco Gary & LuAnn Williams are joining us as Trial Members John Martini & Zoe Bongarzone are joining us as 1- month Trial Members as new Island homeowners Thanks to all of you who donated to Toys for Tots. The truck was brimming with all our gifts when the Salvation Army came to pick up all the toys. The best part was that one of the talking toys started complaining that it didn’t want to leave our great Club. 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! When our haul was delivered on December 13 th , the Pantry thanked us as they were worried about opening on December 14 th because they didn’t have much food. 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. Please see Tina or Cynthia for your Equity name badge! Kathy Caruso & Vicki Bretthauer Co-Chairs Membership

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, Nicolas Fournier or Cynthia Hultquist. • A log will be kept on all wine bins.

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

I would like to thank the entire MIYC Membership for their well wishes and generosity through the Holiday Season! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends. As we move into the New Year, a natural time for reflection and looking ahead, you can count on your Club to be full of fun with an array of social, culinary and boating events for you. Make sure to check the calendar often! Meeting the needs and desires of our membership is the Food and Beverage Team’s top priority. We strive to make improvements throughout the busy year. As always, please remember that the lines of communication with me are wide open and I will always make time to be available. Just call ahead to make an appointment to meet. This appointment will make it much easier for me to be undisturbed during our discussion and be prepared to discuss our subject matter in detail. Thank you so much in advance. You know we LOVE to host that special event for you! Help me target areas of improvement in your responses to our monthly survey. Survey research tells us that “Member dining” is consistently ranked as the most important Club activity to Members. There is a strong correlation between overall Member satisfaction and the satisfaction with your dining experience. Facing challenges with an ever-revolving menu rotation is part of our task here in the culinary team. I can tell you honestly, maintaining an exceptional dining program is among the toughest nuts to crack, but when it is, dining becomes a great source of pride to Club Membership,

as it should be. The surveys h e l p m e d e t e r m i n e Membe r s h i p l i k e s and d i s l i k e s . A h e a v y m i s c o n c e p t i o n w i t h clubhouse surveys is that t hey a r e gene r a l l y f o r negative feedback only. I appreciate ALL feedback, positive and negative, to your Club better for you! For example, you like the daily specials insert that we have been providing with the menu! It helps you as well as our Servers! The Staff asks you for a BIG

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

favor during season - please make a reservation ANY time you are going to visit your Club. We want to have Staffing at the appropriate levels to give you the best service possible. Now, come join us for the White Elephant on Jan 3, Wine and Dine in France on Jan 4, the opening of the Burgee Bar on Jan 11 and Commodore’s Ball on Jan 18! Whoa…I have yet to recover from New Year’s Eve and now I am making myself tired! Happy 2020! See you at the Club! Chef Bob

John Ammerman We are sad to report that John Ammerman lost his battle with cancer last October. John joined our Club in 2010 and became an Equity Member in 2013. After his wife, Nina, passed away in 2013, John met and married Irina. They celebrated their marriage at the Club and were active Members. Irina has chosen not to maintain a Membership as she lives in north Naples.

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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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MIYC Cruises When at the Club Happy Hour, talk to all those who have participated in our Extended and Day Cruises. You know who they are…..from the pictures in Anchorlines of Members with smiles, having a Great Time. January starts with Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, February to Gasparilla and Captiva Islands, then to the Bahamas for March. Participate and you will be rewarded with new close friends, smiles and a Great Time! Reservations and Questions Pete & Peggy Frazier: frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625 MIYC Cruise Schedule - 2019 - 2020 January 7-9, 2020 Extended Cruise – NS&YC January 9, 2020 Day Cruise – NS&YC February 10, 2020 Day Cruise – Hyatt, Naples February 15, 2020 Blessing of the Fleet February 17-23, 2020

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain

Extended Cruise – Boca Grande & South Seas Resort

March 9, 2020

Day Cruise – Paradise Found, Goodland

Extended Cruise – Bahamas Exumas ( Optional charter boats dates )

March 12-19, 2020

April 2, 2020

Scavenger Hunt

April 6, 2020

Day Cruise – Pelican Isle Yacht Club

April 15-19, 2020

Extended Cruise –Boca Grande, Isles Yacht Club, Pine Island

May 4, 2020

Day Cruise – Everglades City TBA (Weather - Havana Cafe)

May 29 - 31

FCYC West Coast Cruise - Boca Grande

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