MIYC March 2020

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March 2020 Volume 20:3

MIYC 2020 Presentat ion and Bless ing of the Fleet

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MIYC Presentation and Blessing of the Fleet

By Roy Hershberger It was another beautiful day for the Marco Island Yacht Club’s annual Blessing of the Fleet held Saturday, Feb. 15. The sky was clear and the winds at about 10-12 mph kept the temperature on the cool side. Commodore Ray Rosenberg got the proceedings underway by introducing the Past Commodores on shore. Those in attendance were Bob Winterhalter, Robert DeFeo, Frank Rinker and M.A. Harlacker; and also those on the water were Jeff Comeaux on board “Lady B”, Lois Dixon on board “Lily”, Dick Irwin on board “Flamingo”, Jim Marr on board “Blue Moon”, and Dean Heard on board “Blue Moon”. The Commodore then introduced the 2020 Bridge Members: Vice Commodore Geoff Walker, Rear Commodore Tom Wentworth, Power Fleet Captain Pete Frazier, Sailing Fleet Captain Dwyn Von Bereghy, Safety and Training Officer Trevor Hayworth, Port Captain Henry Stanley, Fleet Surgeon David Randall, Recording Secretary Shelly Derrough, Chaplin Alan Sandlin, and Quartermaster Lee Dorison. After the Pledge of Allegiance and a very moving rendition of our National Anthem, MIYC Chaplin Alan Sandlin gave an especially appropriate Blessing. A moment of silence to remember those who passed away this last year was followed by Taps then eight strokes of

the bell to signify “Off Watch”. The firing of the cannon then called in the fleet. MIYC Chaplin, Alan Sandlin was on board “Camelot” and anchored just off the Clubhouse. As each boat passed by “Camelot”, the Captains introduced themselves and the Bridge on Shore in full MIYC uniform exchanged salutes with the crews. Nineteen boats led by the “Marco Island Princess”, who re-joined us after a couple of years absence, paraded past “Camelot”, the MIYC Bridge and Past Commodores on shore as the song for each Captain’s military affiliation was played. The colorful proceedings and patriotic music were a moving experience for the people on shore and the crews of the participating vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Boat and the Marco Island Police Boating with M.I. Police Chief Tracy Frazzano on board followed the last vessel in, and then a delicious and plentiful Saturday afternoon lunch was served up by Chef Bob and Staff. One hundred-forty people enjoyed the meal and friendship on the Club’s upper deck overlooking the water, listening to the music provided by Steve Reynolds, on what could not have been a more perfect day.

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MIYC Extended Cruise to Boca Grande and Captiva

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Valentine’s Day at MIYC

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CPR, AED training could save a life! Tuesday, March 3 Please note: My email address was incorrect on the previous eblasts. Contact me on my new email address: trevorhaworth3572@gmail.com Sorry about that! Besides being a risky endeavor, boating can add the element of isolation, which can turn small mishaps into big emergencies. This creates a need for us, as boaters, to be self-supportive and prepared to deal with any medical emergency that could occur when we are on the water. With that as an objective, we have arranged another CPR, AED (defibrillator) and First Aid training course with Marco Island Fire-Rescue to be held at the Fire House on San Marco, Tuesday March 3, 09:00 – 12:00. Space is limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. There is no cost for the training (a $100 value) and you will receive an America Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certificate upon completion. Trevor Haworth - Safety and Training Officer (612) 805-3595 trevorhaworth3572@gmail.com

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Boater's Night Wednesday, March 4th Cocktails at 6, Dinner and Program at 7

Get ready for a Boaters’ Night that is a feast for the senses! Award-winning naturalist and year-round Marco Island resident presents a side of our island home that Snowbirds (and even residents) rarely see! Gentle Members,

Charlette Roman Florida Master Naturalist

As we look at Marco Island every day, on the way to or from the Club or the shops, the usual sights are familiar: Condo towers on the beach, the jumbo hotels, houses lining every canal…all the civilized trappings of the modern world. But what if you could go back in time, take the WayBack Machine to a quieter era, a time when birds and animals, an amazing array of them, reigned unchallenged by any human, except maybe a few Calusa fishermen. What wonders would delight the eye, what amazements would appear? This Boaters’ Night, you can see the secret world of Marco Island for yourself…not just things of the past, but things that exist here and now, beside us today, but hidden to all but the keenest observer. Our speaker has been studying Marco Island through her talented lens ever since she moved here 18 years ago, and she will share some of the most unforgettable scenes and moments she has captured with you in a truly unique and absorbing presentation. She’ll make stops at locations such as the ABC Islands, Jolley Bridge sandbar, Kice Island, Sand Dollar Spit and Tigertail Lagoon in order to view the varied natural landscapes that makes our area so unique and to learn about a few of the incredible creatures that have made and still make this habitat their home. Charlette Roman is our presenter, a certified Florida Master Naturalist , recipient of the Collier County Audubon Fellowship, former member of the Collier County Planning Commission, current Marco Island City Councilwoman, member of the Board of Governors of the South Florida Water Management District, and Chair of the Big Cypress Basin Board. She has done all of this in retirement, after a 26-year career in the US Army, enlisting as a private and departing as a full Colonel. This very special presentation is paired with a special menu created by Chef Bob to include some of Marco Island’s favorite dishes. Make your reservations now for this one-of-a-kind window into living with nature’s magic here on Marco Island! Call the Club for Dinner Reservations - 239-394-0199 Tom Wentworth, Rear Commodore

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Twilight Golf

Golf , Anyone? Thursday, March 5 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

Contact Alice Jobe at 239-248-7640 or email: ajterrapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wednesday, February 26 th Please let her know if you will come for dinner.

Charter Member Ray Yerich has passed away‰

With great sadness we share the news that Ray Yerich passed away on Monday, February 17. Known around the Club as "Captain Ray," he was beloved by many. A veteran of the Korean War, he would amaze Members with his moving, dramatic recitations of "In Flanders Fields" and other patriotic poems on Veteran's Day and other occasions. He will be missed. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. Yerich Obituary

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Marco Island Yacht Club Day Cruise to: Paradise Found - Goodland Monday, March 9 th

10:30am Departure from docks - Lunch 11:30am

Join your fellow Members and enjoy a beautiful day on the water. Goodland is a short, inside boat ride from MIYC. Paradise Found sits right on the water with great food and plenty of shade. Take a look at

Jim Heckenlaible heck3@bevcomm.net for lunch and slip reservations. Jim Heckenlaible - Day Cruise Captain Fleet Captains Power - Pete and Peggy Frazier their menu at: paradisefoundrestaurant.com You can also arrive by car. Full Members and guests welcome. Make your reservations soon!

February Day Cruise to the Naples Hyatt

Welcomed aboard on February 10th, 2020 were 26 MIYC Members for a lovely Day Cruise to the Hyatt in Naples! ♥ Blue Moon (Jim Marr) and Pelican (Pete Frazier) arrived at the NS&YC and the Crew walked over to the Hyatt for an delightful lunch. The boats traveled up to Naples on the outside and came back on the ICW inside after lunch to maximize our views. On the way up through the pass we viewed the mansions, mega yachts, and sailboats and were treated to a tour of Port Royal. Coming down the ICW we had special views of the Osprey nests and other bird life and were able to enjoy a playdate with our special dolphin friends. Trips like this epitomize what the MIYC is all about.... great camaraderie, new friends, great food, and the opportunity to share our love of boating!

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Wine & Dine Wednesday, March 11 th

Cocktails 6pm Dinner 6:30pm

Mark your calendar now for Wednesday, March 11 th when Wine Expert Robert Fairbrother joins us to celebrate food and wines from Italy. Chef Bob is working with Robert now to put the finishing touches on the menu. Jackets required Reservations 239-394-0199

MIYC Theater Group

The theatre group enjoyed a lovely dinner at a unique Naples restaurant, the Veranda at Hotel Escalante prior to the season ticket event - Hello Dolly . Kudos to Diana Winterhalter who organized these culinary adventures prior to live theatre at Artis Naples. The March performance is Come From Away. These performances demonstrate to us the love, the strength, the determination, etc. that we need to move forward in our own lives and to be fully present in this digital age.

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Chairman’s Report

Share enables you to participate in the continued growth and success of the Club. Members holding an Equity Share in MIYC also receive other benefits. You receive a slightly higher discount on Food & Beverage a n d S h i p ’ s S t o r e purchases at the Club. We allocate a higher portion of dues for holders of Equity Shares to the capital fund, thereby lowering the amount

Equity Upgrades Available! Nearly 20 years ago, 200 individuals each invested $25,000 to buy the Marco Island Yacht & Sailing Club and establish the Marco Island Yacht Club. Each individual’s investment represented an Equity Share worth 0.5% (or 1/200 th ) of the Club’s assets. Through the past 20 years, some members held on to their Equity Shares and some Equity Shares have changed hands . Today, Equity Shares are held by active members as well as resigned members. And, about 25% of the Equity Shares are owned by the Club. Our bylaws govern how we repurchase Equity Shares. There have been a significant number of Equity Shares change hands in the last five years. The Board of Directors regularly reviews the market price of an Equity Share and updates the value of the share based on market conditions and the Club’s asset value. For much of our history, the value of an Equity Share declined, reaching a level of $5000 in 2012. Since that time, and as our Club’s financial position has improved, we have been regularly raising the Equity Share value. In 2017, the value was raised to $7,500. And, in 2018, the Board raised the value to $9,000. I am pleased to share with you that the Board of Directors has once again raised the market value of an Equity Share. Effective May 1, 2020, the Market Value of a MIYC Equity Share will be established at $12,000. The May 1 st effective date does present a short window of opportunity for current Members who do not own an Equity Share. If you would like to join those of us who are owners of this Club as an Equity Member, you can acquire an Equity Share at the price of $9,000 until May 1, 2020. I know many of our members have been considering this since the subject was covered in the Membership Column of the January and February Anchor Lines Why become an Equity Member? For one thing, your ownership of an Equity Share of Marco Island Yacht Club demonstrates your commitment to the future of our Club. Your Equity Share represents ownership in a very valuable piece of property on Marco Island. And, as we complete the Riverside Marina Project, we expect to see the value of our Club increase again. Your ownership of an Equity

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of sales tax paid on dues. And we hold periodic meetings to provide Club operational updates and solicit input on the operation of the Club from members holding an Equity Share. (The next all Equity Member Meeting, Happy Hour and Dinner with be on Tuesday, March 31 st .) In addition to the increase in value of the Equity Share , the Board has also authorized the ability for purchasers of an Equity Share to spread their purchase over multiple payments. An individual wishing to purchase an Equity Share can now opt for a one-time payment of $9,000; a payment of $3,000 per month over three months; or a payment of $1,500 per month over six months. MIYC Membership Chair and Board Secretary Vicki Bretthauer will be available at the Dockside Lounge on Saturday, March 7 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about purchasing an Equity Share. P l e a s e s e n d V i c k i a n e m a i l t o vickib777@sbcglobal.net if you plan to meet with her on Saturday the 7th so she can schedule a time for you. Your Equity Ownership helps the Club and gives you something in return . I hope many of you will consider it! Please talk with any Equity Member about why they like to support our Club! Dave Everitt Chairman, Board of Directors Marco Island Yacht Club

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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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Club boating activities thus far this season have been amazing. February was another big month with many new Members joining in events. The Blessing of the Fleet was attended by record numbers with 19 boats and blessings by Chaplain Alan Sandlin. Captain Roy Hershberger and Past Commodore Bob Winterhalter were the organizers-in-chief and did a superb job. The buffet prepared by Chef Bob and served by Pam and Staff was fabulous. We all owe a big thanks to Roy, Bob, Chef Bob, Pam and Staff for the fun and safe boating event and the delicious meal. Two days after the Blessing, our cruising fleet was off to Boca Grande and then South Seas Resort for a total of seven days. The seas were like glass going up and calm coming back, but in between we had some weather. That did not stop the 45+ boat and land cruisers from partying. We played golf, ate, biked, ate, shopped and had side trips to Useppa and ‘Tween Waters Crab Races where we also ate. We did dine at some pretty interesting spots. Cruise Captain Jim Marr with Peggy Frazier and Kelley Wentworth kept us hopping. Thanks to them and all who participated in this annual spectacular event. I can’t wait until 2021 to see what is planned! Now we are in the month of windy March. Much of the cruising fleet will be flying to the Exumas for an eight-day charter cruise with four catamarans and 32 crew members. The two boats from the MIYC fleet who had planned to rendezvous with the cats had to cancel

due to Gulf Stream crossing difficulties (forecasts of 25+ knot winds and 8-foot seas). Other boating activities in March include Boater’s Night March 4, Day Cruise to Paradise Found in Goodland March 9, and the Sunset Cruise March 25. Don’t miss them. See flyers in this Anchor Lines for more information. Last, but certainly not least, your Boating Committee has come up with a new and exciting adventure for 2021.

Ray Rosenberg Commodore

We currently have an entire AMA Waterways boat (78 cabins) in September 2021 for a seven-day river cruise in France with additional three days before and after in Barcelona and Paris. Jim Rich is the Cruise Captain for t h i s e v e n t a n d c a n b e c o n t a c t e d a t catman1048@gmail.com. Email Blasts have been sent out, but reservation time is getting short, so don’t

delay in making your reservations. Be Safe and 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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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! 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. AND, the following Members have already taken advantage to upgrade to Equity in the past month! Bruce & Melanie Kraemer Carri & John Kendall Vicki Bretthauer will be at the Burgee Bar from 1p-3p on Saturday March 7 th to answer and questions you may have about upgrading to Equity. Please email her at vickib777@sbcglobal.net to set up an appointment. There is an ALL EQUITY Meeting planned for Tuesday March 31 st at 4:00 pm. Equity Members, mark your calendars now for a meeting, happy hour and dinner.

Here’s the best part of our report - Welcoming our NEW Members! Chip & Janet Reichhard joined us as Trial Members Becky & Ken Thornell joined us as Trial Members Amy & Steven Callahan joined us as Trial Members And all these Trial Members were at our new Member Orientation held on Thursday, February 6 th . Thanks to Tom Jobe, Kelley Wentworth and Cynthia Hultquist for joining me at this event in the Burgee Bar. Our next new Member Orientation will be held on Thursday, March 19 th when I will be joined by Kathy Caruso, Henry Stanley and Cynthia so that we can review how to use the website as well as any other questions you may have. 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!

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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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

February proved that we are truly in Season at Marco Island Yacht Club. Starting with our Super Bowl Party on February 2 and following through to our Valentine's Dinner Dance with entertainment by Joey Fiato, it has been an active month with many Members signing up to attend every event. Lunch and Learn with Chef Bob proved to be a great success and everyone loved, "Let's Get Sauced". The reservations for Comedy Club proved to be at maximum. The response to events has been over the top...what a great problem to have to solve! (More photos on following page)

another Friday Happy Hour special event where you can try your hand at shooting hoops in the Courtyard. We are in full gear preparing for Hurray For H o l l y w o o d , o u r

Signature event on April 4. Kelly and Shelly will

Angela Holt Member Events

be entertaining and you won't want to miss them. Think the glamour of Oscar Night and come in your finest dress, suit or tuxedo. Or, if receiving an Oscar is part of your plan, come dressed as your favorite movie star or the part that they played in a film. Sign up now since this will be a popular event with paparazzi, cameras flashing, and singers and dancers to open the show. We are looking forward to a great month of

fun at MIYC. Angela Holt Chair, Member Events Committee Marco Island Yacht Club 908-303-2139

Now, March will bring us St. Patrick's Happy Hour on March 13 and Irish dishes prepared by Chef including Corned Beef and Cabbage. March Madness , March 20, is

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. 239-394-0199

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All Full MEMBERS European River Cruise, September 2021 EXCITING NEWS! Extended Booking Deadline for the September 2-9, 2021 cruise on AMA Waterways' beautiful and modern "Kristina". Luxury on the Rhone River for 7 days, Avignon to Lyon You Will Enjoy - Incredible gourmet meals - Free champagne during breakfast - Cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks - Free beer and wine during meals - Free Wi-Fi Visit the fantastic temple of Ceasar Agustus, built between 20-10 BC Wine Chateaus! Chateauneuf-dePape or Hermitage Opulent Papal Palace in Avignon, the home of the 7 Popes of Europe Go from Fabulous to Incredible with a 3 day optional pre-cruise land program in Barcelona, and/or a 3 day post-cruise land program in Paris (Ooh, La, La!) Don't miss the Fantastic Savings over published fares! Cruise only prices are now $4145 to $6044 per person all inclusive. Land tours are $1170 and $1500 per person, including hotel and all transfers. The ship is all ours right now with incredible pricing! But we can only guarantee the pricing through Monday March 9th. After the 9th, all remaining cabins will be released to the general public at regular prices and our room options will be limited. ACT NOW! DON'T DELAY! CALL ANGIE AT 800-626-0126,ext 406, between 10 am and 6:30 pm our time. Check out the fabulous rooms, amenities and itinerary, just click here- AMA Waterways. Look for "COLORS OF PROVENCE",September 2-9, 2021 You can also call or email me directly with any questions. See you Onboard! Jim Rich, Cruise Captain - 239-248-4166 - catman1048@gmail.com - Swimming Pool - Fitness Center - Bicycles - Live, local entertainment - Exclusive Cocktail parties - Larger and more modern cabins than most other lines (many with walkout and French balconies) - Amazing Excursions!

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February 13 th - March 26 th

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MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Grand Brunch on March 8 th 10am - 1pm Reservations - 239-394-0199 Club Dress

Evening Colors

Friday, March 27 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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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Thursday, March 26th Join your fellow Members on a Beautiful Sunset Cruise! No Boat? No Worries!

We have plenty of room on 10 registered boats this month, so a Member Captain is ready and waiting to 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 Club for a pre-ordered selection from Chef Bob’s delicious Sunset Cruise Dinner Menu. Your Captain Host will contact you for your menu selections. Cocktails and Dinner at 5:30pm / Cruise at 7:00pm / Sunset at 7:41pm Open to Full, Equity Members and Guests To learn more or to make reservations please contact Geoff Walker at: geoffrywalker51@gmail.com or just hit REPLY to this email. Please do not call the Club for reservations! Geoff Walker Vice Commodore

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MIYC Fishing Club Thursday, February 26 th 11:30am Throughout the month of February, wind and rough seas

dominated all of the fishing in southwest Florida. This is typical with several cold fronts working their way down from the north bringing excessive wind and rough water. Weather was better at the end of January when six members headed over to Islamorada to fish off-shore for tuna and king

mackerel. Several very large kings were caught and the Fishing Club enjoyed the catch at the February meeting on the Burgee Bar. Chef Bob prepared an excellent presentation. At the meeting, we discussed tarpon

fishing out of Islamorada in April and July. We are also planning a trip to Stuart in September to fish for snook in the St. Lucie river and an international trip to Guatemala in January/February to fish for sailfish and marlin. Earlier in February, we did see one decent day to head offshore.

One boat travelled 45 miles offshore to catch one 18-inch grouper. We marked fish – but they just weren’t biting. The water temperature was 69 … a little cool for pelagic species.

In mid-February, 6 members fished out of Boca Grande on two boats. We did hit a two-day period of decent weather and did catch a variety of fish – spanish mackerel, redfish and snook. The best news is there are currently NO traces of red tide. If this condition holds, the DNA will probably relax the season on most game fish. The Fishing Club will have its next luncheon on Thursday, March 26 at 11:30am on the Burgee Bar. Jeff Comeaux Past Commodore – USCG Captain Equity and Full Members welcome.

Please call the Club for Reservations 239-394-0199

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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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Marco Island Yacht Club 2020 Season

• 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

• 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 • 9 th Singing Bingo • 12 th Easter Brunch • 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 • 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

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

for Sailing Program • 31 st Equity Members Meeting, Happy Hour and Dinner

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

• 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)

• 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

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• 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 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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The Shipùs Store News

New and on the way:

• Check out the new 'spinner' of COCKTAIL, HOSTESS and POWDER ROOM TOWELS - lots of patterns and some for Easter • LOVE-POP cut-out cards - new designs - Easter, flower baskets, Get Well, World's Best Mom , Thank you etc. • Golf balls - logo • Melamine Stem and Stemless wine glasses patterned in Shells, big Fish, little Fish, and Sea Turtle • Return of the Sea Turtle Bowl in large with NEW small ones • MIYC doormats • Return of the Funny Fish Night Lights • Mugs - fish tail, mermaid tail, seahorse and flamingo • Burgee Flags New vendor - Creative Co-Op - here's what's coming: • Stoneware Lanterns, olive jars, mice cheese servers, sea life mugs, wood whale dish, • Whale Butter dishes, set of 4 fish dishes, turtle soap dishes • Pillows - RESERVED FOR THE CAT, RESERVED FOR THE DOG and WHALECOME TOTE BAG SALE - just initiated

Member discounts apply to all but Sale items. All profits benefit Mariners, Capital and Operations



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Couples Bridge Wednesday, March 18 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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Ahoy Members of MIYC! This just in! MIYC is sailing at full speed ahead through our 2020 season. It is so wonderful to see families and friends enjoying the Club. I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that our MIYC Culinary Team is dedicated to bringing you the finest dining experience possible. We strive to understand your preferences and tastes while exceeding expectations for things like: creativity, quality and value. We continue to learn each day through avenues like Member surveys, banquet client feedback and Member comments to Staff. I want to thank all who have contributed to this effort in a positive way, especially Mr. Bob Aber who has been a great addition to the process. His drive to cement some signature dishes here at the Club to be enjoyed for y e a r s t o c o m e i s refreshing. Chef Bob Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

Yield: 4 Servings Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Coq au Vin Blanc By Florence Fabricant

Just as Oregon borrows from Burgundy in vineyards planted with pinot noirs and chardonnays, the region also inspires dinner. The iconic boeuf bourguignon would not be the best choice with chardonnay, but this version of coq au vin, replacing Chambertin with chardonnay, couldn’t be better. I want light with it, omitting the bacon lardons. And I gave a nod to Oregon’s truffle crop by finishing the sauce with a gloss of black truffle butter. It’s a modest investment that elevates the dish. A generous slab of unsalted butter (especially if it’s high-fat European-style) could also bolster the sauce, though with less foxy intrigue. Ingredients 1 T. grape-seed oil 1 - 3 ½ lb. chicken, in 10 pieces, without backbone, dried Salt and ground white pepper 8 oz. white pearl onions, blanched 3 min. & peeled 1 medium onion, finely chopped ¼ C. finely chopped celery 4 cloves garlic, sliced 9 oz.oyster mushrooms, trimmed, clumps separated Preparation Step 1 Heat the oil on medium-high in a 4-quart stovetop casserole or sauté pan. Add the chicken, skin side down, as many pieces as fit comfortably. Cook until lightly browned, season with slat & pepper and turn to brown the other side. Remove to a platter when done and repeat with the remaining chicken. Step 2 Add the pearl onions to casserole and toss in fat until lightly browned. Remove to a dish. Reduce heat to low. Add the chopped onion, celery and garlic, cook until softened, and stir in the mushrooms. When they wilt, add the wine, bring to a simmer and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Return chicken to casserole with any accumulated juices, baste, cover and cook 30 minutes, basting a few more times. Remove the chicken to a

platter. Step 3

¾ C. chardonnay 1 T. lemon juice 2 T. Butter (unsalted or black truffle) 1 T. minced tarragon

Increase heat to medium-high and cook the sauce and mushrooms about 5 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly. Lower heat, add the pearl onions and butter. When butter melts, check seasons, return chicken to casserole, baste and simmer a few minutes. Serve from casserole or transfer to a deep platter. Scatter the tarragon on top before serving.

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Cooking with Chef Bob Letùs Get Sauced!

Chef Bob held a wonderful cooking class for members and guests teaching all of us how to make sauces! He made a basic hollandaise and then turned it into a Maltaise and a Béarnaise! He also taught us his secret to a good guacamole and bruschetta for healthy snacking. The sauces were served with a poached salmon with a blueberry sauce and a limoncello parfait for dessert. A glass of Riesling or sauvignon blanc enhanced each person's lovely lunch.

Speaking of Recipes - Here are two from the Kitchen of Commodore Ray Rosenberg and Linda Spell

Artichoke Quiche

Ray Rosenberg and Linda Spell

4 beaten eggs 8 oz. medium cheddar cheese, freshly grated 7 rolled Ritz crackers (put crackers between wax paper & use rolling pin)

2 6-oz. jars marinated artichoke hearts 1 bunch scallions 2 cloves garlic

Mince scallions (including half the green tops) and garlic. Sauté in artichoke oil. Cut artichoke hearts into thirds. Combine all ingredients, including oil used to sauté the scallions and garlic. Bake in 8x8 dish at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Cut into desired size squares. Note: Can be made a day or two ahead. Before slicing, cool in the baking pan then remove from pan and wrap in foil. To serve, cut into squares and heat on a rack set in a sheet pan.

Banana Nut Bread Linda Spell 1 c sugar 1 stick unsalted butter 2 beaten (whisked) eggs 1 ½ c. plain flour

1 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 3 well-ripened bananas ½ c. chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar together with back of large spoon till fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift flour, soda and salt together twice then stir in, mixing thoroughly. Mash bananas with back of fork then whisk in a bowl until almost smooth. Stir in bananas and chopped pecans. Bake 40-60 minutes in a loaf pan lined with wax paper in 350 degree preheated oven. Begin checking the bread after 40 minutes with a slight touch to center of loaf. When center does not “give,” bread is done. Let pan sit on wire rack to cool a little before turning out bread and removing wax paper. Once wax paper is removed, continue to cool completely on rack before wrapping in foil. Freezes well in the foil sealed within a freezer bag, but needs to be defrosted in refrigerator. This is my own recipe I developed as a teenager. Over the years I have tried shortcuts like melting the butter, using a food processor or mixer, not letting the eggs and butter warm to room temperature, etc., etc., but the texture is not the same. It’s best done totally by hand with no shortcuts. Baking time depends on moisture content of bananas. If you’re using the little bananas we grow in our yards here on Marco Island, use 4 or 5 depending on size, and reduce the amount of sugar, since the home-grown bananas are sweeter.

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Safety & Training

Are you prepared for a MEDICAL EMERGENCY on your boat? Are you adequately trained? Do you have a properly equipped medical kit? Have you taken the CPR/AED course offered through the Club? Because once you leave the dock you will not have quick access to EMS personnel and equipment. Before leaving the dock determine if any of your crew have a medical condition you need to be aware of. Are they subject to seasickness? If they are subject to severe allergic reactions, do they have an EpiPen with them? What about sunscreen? Is there adequate water to keep hydrated? Alert your crew how to move about the boat safely. Advise them where the first aid kit is located on board. Keep hands and fingers inside the boat. Your First Aid Kit should be sized for the type of boating you do & the emergencies which might be encountered. Remember to check your kit periodically and replace/update supplies as necessary. See next page for recommended content. If the medical emergency is severe or life threatening, make the MAYDAY call and get assistance headed in your direction. Some useful resources for your iPhone or Android are: https://safe-skipper.com/first-aid-afloat/ https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/first-aid-at-sea-adlard-coles/id977696192 With acknowledgements to Ed Bauer, Safety Officer USPS, Marco Vessel Safety Checks

Trevor Haworth Safety & Training Officer

A reminder, again, for all members, especially those new to the Club this season, is that it is Board policy that all vessels participating in MIYC sanctioned on-the-water events must display a Vessel Safety Check sticker. Inspections are provided free of charge by either the US Coast Guard Auxiliary or America’s Boating Club. Plan to get your 2020 sticker by contacting one of the local Inspectors earlier in the New Year: Paul Soden 914-450-8066 paul.Soden@thompsonhine.com Rudi Landwaard 239-389-4444 rlandwaard@aol.com

John Saloto 703-864-5528 Dan Marinelli 239-900-0299 Trevor Haworth Safety and Training Officer (612) 805-3595 trevorhaworth3572@gmail.com

The USCG Aux has some specialty courses for those unfamiliar with the Marco environment: Boaters’ Local Knowledge and

Boaters’ Local Knowledge – Backwater Edition Click for more course schedules and to register - http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-09-05&category=specialty-courses

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Course Schedule Winter 2020

Day of Week




Start Date



Advanced (Prerequisites may apply) Boat Handling Public Boating America's Boating Course Seminars Partner in Com- mand

Lt Nick Rago, AP 860-798-4141 Lt Ed Bauer, S 540-463-2018


TU & F




1/Lt John Maciolek, AP 732-496- 4595


M & TH




D/Cdr Ted Reiss, SN-CN 239-213-872 D/Lt Col Peggy Reiss, JN






D/Cdr Ted Reiss,SN-CN 239-213- 8722 P/C Rhonda Gloodt, JN 239-450-7089 D/Cdr Ted Reiss,SN-CN 239-213- 8722 P/C Rhonda Gloodt, JN 239-450-7089 1/Lt John Maciolek, AP 732-496- 4595

Hurricane Prepared- ness






Hurricane Prepared- ness






Vessel Trainer On-the-Water Training



D/C Ted Reiss, SN-CN 239-213-8722



Gauze pads small to very large Towels / blankets / poncho Chewable baby aspirin Electrolyte replacements Burn ointment Hydrocortisone cream Triple antibiotic cream

Bandage/ scissors Duct tape Ice / cold packs Tweezers

First aid / adhesive tape Hand sanitizer Liquid Benadryl Disposable gloves Eye irrigant Towelettes / wipes Large Ziplocs Antihistamine Material for splints

Liquid soap Sugar packs Energy bars Pain killers Cloth diapers

Resuscitation mask Hydrogen peroxide


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MIYC Men’s Bridge Wednesday, March 25 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 March 26 The Girl with Seven Names Carol Comeaux April 30 Beneath a Scarlet Sky Deb DeVries 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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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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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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…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

Morgan Stanley

© 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

BC007 CRC1939448 11/17

JOB INFORMATION PROJ.NO.: 9091704 /604180390



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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. We’re headed 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

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain

MI YC Cru i s e S c hedu l e - 2020

March 9, 2020

Day Cruise – Paradise Found, Goodland

March 9 - 13, 2020

Extended Cruise - Hawks Cay

Extended Cruise – Bahamas Exumas

March 12-19, 2020

April 2, 2020

Scavenger Hunt

April 6, 2020

Day Cruise – Pelican Isle Yacht Club

April 15-19, 2020

Extended Cruise – Isles Yacht Club, Legacy Harbor

May 4, 2020

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

May 29 - 31

FCYC West Coast Cruise - Boca Grande

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