MIYC February 2019

Marco Island Yacht Club Anchorlines

February 2019 Volume 19:2

17 th Annual Change of Watch & Commodore’s Ball

Chairman Dave & Ellie Everitt

Commodore Jeff & Carol Comeaux

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17th Annual Change of Watch & Commodore’s Ball

Power Fleet Captain Pete Frazier

Rear Commodore Geoff Walker Port Captain Jill Kiley

Safety & Training Officer Trevor Hayworth

Chaplain Alan Sandlin

Sail Fleet Captain Dwyn van Bereghy

FCYC Chair Ray Rosenberg

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17th Annual Change of Watch & Commodore’s Ball

Past Commodore Don Mills

Marco Island Yacht Club held it’s Seventeenth Annual Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball on January 19th. The festivities began in the Courtyard as the Bridge and Past Commodores gathered. Past Commodore Bob Winterhalter swore incoming Commodore Jeff Comeaux into office as Members, family and guests looked on. The American flag was lowered as onlookers sang God Bless

America, led by Chaplain Alan Sandlin and his wife Linda. The flag was folded and presented to the new Commodore. The celebrations continued upstairs in the Harbour Room with a lovely meal prepared by Chef Bob and his Staff. The room was transformed by Pam Dorr, Diana Winterhalter, Mary McKeown and Sandy Wallen. Dancing followed to the sounds of Classics II. Everyone got up to dance and even formed a conga line! Thanks to Kathleen Douglas for the many great photos from the evening.

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We have a big February coming up at MIYC, highlighted by our beautiful Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday the 16th. This colorful ceremony invoking good fortune for boaters is a tradition that goes back centuries and we are proud to uphold it on Marco Island. We invite all boating clubs on the island to participate with us. If you haven’t yet registered your boat to participate, I urge you to do so now. You can download the registration form here. Complete it and return it to Roy Hershberger at drhkch@aol.com. He’ll send you everything you need to know to participate. For Club Members who just want to watch the festivities, you can gather at the Burgee Bar or the Pointe (upstairs veranda) for great viewing, then stay for a delicious lunch and music by DJ Steve Reynolds. Make your lunch reservation by calling the Club at 239-394-0199. To properly respect the pomp and ceremony of this event, we are upgrading our recommended dress for the luncheon and suggesting that men wear jackets--preferably our Club jacket; ties are not necessary. You won’t want to miss this event. It’s a great time to bring guests as well! I’d also like to remind all boaters to get your Safety Inspection if you haven’t already done so. It’s free, it’s quick and easy to do, and we will be requiring this for participation in Club events going forward. Safety is paramount when you’re on the water. Here’s a link to more information: Safety Inspection Speaking of safety, I encourage you to sign up for a CPR class.You never know when this knowledge could save a life! Space filled up quickly for the first class being held on Monday, February 11th, but our Safety Officer, Trevor Haworth, is working to schedule another class later in February or in March. Watch your e-blasts or contact Trevor Haworth at trevor@cgsusa.com for more information. Finally, on the topic of safety, I ask all of our boaters to review our new MIYC Guidelines for Boaters. The Guidelines contain lots of very useful reference material that can make your boating experience both safer and more enjoyable. You can always find this document (along with the info on Vessel Inspections and the Waiver and Indemnification form) on the password protected side of our website under Key Documents. Jeff Comeaux Commodore - Marco Island Yacht Club Jeff Comeaux Commodore

Safety Inspection MIYC Guidelines for Boaters

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MIYC Presentation & Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, February 16th

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 0199

Music by Steve Reynolds Drinks and cocktails at the Burgee Bar Buffet Lunch

Register your boat to participate ASAP. Roy Hershberger, drhkch@aol.com (239 269 3063)

Attention! Please remember to make your reservations for Dinner and Events at the Club. Chef Bob and his Staff like to be prepared in order to have the right amount of food and beverage. Also, when you make your reservation and give a time you would prefer to sit down, please do so at that time. Otherwise, the kitchen Staff cannot keep up with the influx of diners.

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Karaoke Night at the Burgee Bar With DJ Janice Diaz

On Saturday, January 12, Members met at the Burgee Bar to celebrate. After Happy Hour, all enjoyed a lovely meal thanks to Chef Bob and his Staff. As dinner was winding down, the DJ, Janice Diaz fired up her Karaoke machine. People sang in pairs, groups and brave Geoff Walker sang solo.

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Super Bowl Party! Sunday, February 3rd Tailgate: 5pm Kickoff: 6:30pm Buffet opens: 5:45pm $500 in Prize Money! Chance to Win each Quarter, and for Overtime! Betting Boxes $5 each MENU NACHO / TACO BAR Warm Flour Tortillas, Crispy Corn Tortillas, Guacamole, Pinto Bean Dip, Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Jalapeños, Bruschetta, Sour Cream, Shredded Lettuce SOUP Chili and Oyster Crackers WINGS & THINGS Beer Braised Chicken with Garlic Broccolini Rice Baby Back Ribs & Fish Fingers Buffalo Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dessert Peach Cobbler, Whipped Cream and Strawberry Sauce $29 Reservations - 239-394-0199 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net

Ship’s Store Lauri Kalanges was recently “hired” to help in the Ship’s Store. After extensive training she made her first sale to Henry Stanley. An MIYC Logo cap. Come check out the Store. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lunch & Learn Healthy Start to the New Year & Shipùs Store Fashion Show

Sandy Wallen’s story appears on the following page.

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The Ship’s Store


• First housed in the Antaramian construction trailer along with the Dick Shanahan, marina slip sales rep and Dockmaster, Elmer Wheeler. Clubhouse didn't exist yet. • Inventory consisted of tee shirts, caps, burgees, coffee mugs and license plates. Today's inventory consists of over 110 different items. Classifications besides logo merchandise consists of coastal and handmade goods. • Logo changed because Antaramian owned the first one. • Club was originally MARCO ISLAND SAILING AND YACHT CLUB • Current store location (same) consisted of counter and back shelves that were designed by Jean Mathews, the past owner of True Value Hardware, now ACE. We now have moved down the hall using up every possible inch of space we can find! • BUYERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRS were in chronological order - Jean Mathews, Alice Jobe, Marsha Riss and Grace Pantano. VEGGIE AND COOKIE CARRYING SHOW MODELS in order of appearance, were Kathy Caruso, Don Deganutti, Kimberly Porter, Jon Holt, Dale DeFeo, Kathleen Douglas, and Henry Stanley. They stole the show - wonderfully entertaining while displaying Ship's Store merchandise from clothing to home goods. They did such a wonderful job that over $1,100.00 was sold that day and the next! Merchandise discounts and all profits going to the Club - what could be better? New inventory just in or just about to be - for Men - Camp and Tattersall Shirts and for Women 7 NEW styles in ICANTOO/Sun Moda tops in a variety of fabrics. A HUGE THANK YOU to Peggy Fraiser for her HEALTHY LIFESTYLE program, Chef Bob for a wonderful lunch (even liked the Brussels sprouts), Pam and the Crew for a wonderful set-up, and of course our incredible Member models! Isn't it wonderful to be a Member of MIYC!!!!


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Rear Commodore

Boatersù Night Wednesday, February 6 th Cocktails - 6PM Dinner - 7PM

Geoff Walker Rear Commodore

This month's speaker is, once again, Dick Ginevan . Dick possesses an incredible amount of dedication to understanding and learning from the natural world, and has been volunteering at Rookery Bay for the last 5 years. His areas of expertise are Sharks of the Reserve, Manatees, and Skulls & Bones. Dick's presentation for this Boater’s Night will be “ Sharks of the Reserve. ”

We will also welcome Athan Barkoukis , Director of Friends of Rookery Bay. Athan would like to thank us for our interest in the work of this non-profit entity and inform us about ways we might become more involved with their research, education, and stewardship efforts, all of which are aimed at preserving the delicate estuarial environment that defines and sustains our beautiful island home. Salad Citrus Caesar with Parmesan Croutons Entrée Traditional Chicken Marsala Angel hair Pasta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Seasoned Asparagus and Rosemary Mushroom Marsala Sauce Dessert Tiramisu Furuta Chef Bob appreciates early reservations to properly plan ahead. An RSVP by late on Monday helps us for planning and ordering. Please call the Club @ 239-394-0199 Geoff Walker – MIYC Rear Commodore MIMA Outreach Reception before Boaters Night Wednesday, February 6 5:30pm at the Burgee Bar The Membership Committee is excited to announce a special outreach event for our MIMA neighbors! Marco Island Yacht Club is hosting a reception for MIMA slip owners and long-term lessees. We will be promoting membership benefits and activities and providing guided tours of the Club. The reception will be held at the Burgee Bar from 5:30 – 7:00, so those attending the Boater’s Night Cocktail Hour may have a chance to meet some of our MIMA guests. Our guests will be here to learn about Membership opportunities and enjoy the Club atmosphere. Please feel free to mingle and share your Club experiences, if you would like. Boater’s Night is a Member event. The dinner and presentation is not open to MIMA reception attendees.

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Boaters’ Night with Awards The speaker for the January Boaters’ Night was Dick Ginevan, a volunteer at Rookery Bay Research Preserve. “Discover Rookery Bay” touched on all the possibilities available the the nature center.

Commodore Jeff Comeaux, Rear Commodore Geoff Walker and Dick Ginevan.

Past Commodore Bob Winterhalter

Carol & Jeff Comeaux, recipients of the Day Cruiser of the Year award with PC Bob Winterhalter.

Commodore’s Award recipient, Kathy Hershberger with Past Commodore, Bob Winterhalter and Commodore, Jeff Comeaux

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It's Not Too Early to be Thinking about Mardi Gras! Jan. 6 th is Kings Day, also known as Twelfth Night. It marks the beginning of the "Carnival" season in New

Orleans which culminates on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). Mardi Gras is always the day before Ash Wednesday and the date varies each year with Easter. This year it is March 5, and the Club will be celebrating it that evening. Carnival Season is the period between Kings Day and Mardi Gras. It is a period of parties, masked balls, and of course parades. New Orleans will have over 50 parades featuring more than 1,000 floats, about 600 bands, and more than 140,000 participants. The first 2 were last night, the krewe of "Joan of Arc" marched through the French Quarter, and the "Funny Forty Fellows" paraded in street cars down St. Charles Ave. in costume and throwing beads and doubloons. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 5 at MIYC so you won't miss out on the fun. And be thinking of your costume so you will be part of the fun. Reservations - 239-394-0199

Fire Pits on the Patio!

This photo shows the two Fire Pits that Chef Bob, Pam and the Staff gave to MIYC Members. As you can see they add an inviting touch to the patio. With the cool evenings, it will be nice to spend some time out there! Be sure to thank them for their thoughtfulness!

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Clam Bake!

Feel free to contact us by email. We love to hear from you. Exec. Chef and Restaurant Manager - Bob Aylwin ext. 305 robert@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dining Manager - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr diningmgr@marcoislandyachtclub.net Sales/Catering - ext. 304 Pamela Dorr catering@marcoislandyachtclub.net Membership - ext. 303 Cynthia Hultquist membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net Finance Manager - ext. 306 Carlota Sanchez accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net

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Golf, Anyone? Thursday, February 21 st Join us for 9 Holes of Golf!

• Couples and Singles • 9 Holes at “The Links” • $20 per person

• Tee Times starting 3pm • Format: Best Ball • Dinner at Club afterwards

Call Alice Jobe at: 239-248-7640 or email: ajterapin22@gmail.com Deadline to sign up: Noon on Wednesday, February 13th Please let her know it your will come for dinner, too.

Aqu a f i t a t MI YC

Aquafit classes will resume at the MIMA pool October 3 at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy water aerobics - a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water also offers natural resistance, which can help strengthen your muscles and you can add resistance devices to burn more calories! Exercising in the pool provides the toning and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress plus it allows for a greater range of motion helping with flexibility and balance. And most importantly, it is enjoyable, fun! As with any other exercise routine, just be certain you get medical clearance from your health care provider before taking the plunge.

Call coordinator Peggy Frazier with questions ♥ 906 227 7625

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Lunch & Learn Cooking With Chef Bob Thursday, February 7 th Noon - 2pm Chef will share with us how to make a lovely salad and appetizer along with an excellent meal! Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 5 th Salad & St. Supery

Golden Beet & Arugula Salad with Berry Brie Purse and Lime Vinaigrette served with a glass of St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc Entrée Lemon Chicken Schnitzel with Angel Hair Pasta Nest Dessert Key Lime Tart $33 ++ Reservations - 239-394-0199

MIYC February Birthdays

1-Feb 1-Feb 2-Feb 2-Feb 4-Feb 4-Feb 4-Feb 6-Feb 5-Feb 8-Feb 8-Feb 11-Feb

Dwyn von Bereghy Suzanne Noble Brooks Wood Gerry Gorman Cynthia Didado Nizar Abuzeni Richard Pantano Pat Westphal Wayne Foster Patrick McNally Angela Holt Robert DeFeo

15-Feb 17-Feb 18-Feb 18-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb 20-Feb 24-Feb 24-Feb

Tim Sendak

Mary Catherine Quinn Larry Thibodeau Randall Harris Ray Rosenberg Michele Niblack

Myrtle Rose Elaine Marks

John Watt Wish your friends a Happy Birthday when you see them around the Club!

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MIYC Membership

Ed and Susan Purvis joined us as Social Members the end of December recruited by Ellie and Dave Everitt! Patti and Mike Hennessy who have a boat at MIMA joined us in late December! Mary Schipitsch , a three-month trial Member from the past summer, has joined us as a Social Member! Lee and Petra Williams , three-month trial members from last season, have returned as Full Members! Kathy and Howard Schrock could not decide what Membership to choose so they joined us as Three-Month Trial Members to check out all of our activities and then to decide on a Membership level! During February I hope you may or will have the pleasure of meeting the following Trial Members! Please help us to welcome them to our great Club! Polly and Tim Conroy Jeanine and Dave Fairburn Peg and Dennis Lello

I’m writing to you from Illinois. Boy, did I pick a bad time to come North to prepare our house for sale. The temperatures are below zero WITHOUT the wind chill AND we got six inches of snow overnight. ICK! Don’t complain about that rain on Marco Island! We have a BOATLOAD of Membership activities coming up especially in this first week of February. On February 6 th , we are inviting MIMA to join us at the Burgee Bar for cocktails before Boaters’ Night as we are again offering MIMA special Memberships. If you see a Blue Badge at the Burgee Bar, that means that is a MIMA Burgee Member. Please do welcome them to our Club. On February 7 th , the Membership is hosting a happy hour for our new Members as well as any Members who recruited new Members! Our Committee Chairs will be available to answer any questions about being on a committee. Also, Members who recruited Members are encouraged to join us! Also, if you have friends who you think would make good members, come bring them to this happy hour as “the more the merrier!” Social Members, you still have until February 15 th to take us up on the offer to become a Full Member of the Club for $2,000 plus tax! This is a great deal to get in on the rest of the Boating and Reciprocal activities. Our new Pineapple Table on a Friday Evening is being met with good reviews! As we get into season, if you receive a call to host or to sit at the table some Friday evening, please do! It is a great way to meet new Members or Members who you would like to know better! Remember a Pineapple means WELCOME!!! And welcome is what we are doing… welcoming many new Members to our Club! Paul Mueller Jr. and Heidi and Heri Polzl are re-joining us as Full Non-Res Members!

Marion and Clarence Linn Kimberly and Roger Sands Linda and Tom Sessa Welcome Aboard to all!

Please remember to wear your nametags AND remember to make reservations for all events and dining. It so helps the Staff to be able to have the appropriate number of servers available. Vicki Bretthauer (for Co-Chair Kathy Caruso, too)

Member Recruiting Member Happy Hour Thursday, February 7th 5:30pm - 7:00pm Invitees: Early Bird members and New Members in Fiscal Year 2019 Any Member who Recruited a new Member Anyone who wants to learn more about our Committees and other levels of Membership Reservations - 239-394-0199 Members are more than welcome to Bring Prospective Members to this event!

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Dancing Under the Stars! Saturday, February 9th 6PM Join your friends at the Club for an evening under the Stars. Dining first and then, dance the night away to the sounds of Nevada Smith! Salad Rockin’ Bibb Salad with Baby Spinach, Radicchio and Lime Pineapple Vinaigrette Entrée Chicken Parmigiano

Angel hair Pasta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Seasoned Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Dessert Macerated Berries and White Cake $35++ Reservations - 239-394-0199

MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ Grande Brunch - February 10 th

Reservations - 239-394-0199 Club Dress

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Day Cruise to Paradise Found - Goodland Monday, February 11 th Equi ty, Ful l and Associate Members

and Guests Welcome Arrive by boat - Arrive by car. Come to Goodland's

Paradise Found Restaurant and Bar This Day Cruise promises a lovely trip up the Marco river wildlife views and the always enjoyable Goodland ambiance. Good rubber soled shoes, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. And don’t forget your

sunscreen! Enjoy playful dolphins, warm sunshine, and a beautiful view of our island paradise with your MIYC friends. Boats will meet at the MIYC entrance for the trip to Goodland for a 10:30 departure or depart from home docks and meet at Goodland. Please send me an email at Jim Heckenlaible to confirm your participation. In your email please indicate the following: • Members bringing their boat - Please state the length of your boat for dockage requirements and how many Members you can accommodate. • Members without a boat - Please state if you would like to go by boat and we will match you up with a boat and notify you, where to meet your Captain.

Jim Heckenlaible - Event Cruise Captain heck3@bevcomm.net

Couples Bridge Wednesday, February 13th - 4:30

The MIYC Couples Bridge Group has grown a bit. Join them on Wednesday, January 16th at 4:30 for Bridge. Then, at 6:15, cocktails and dinner. Call Diana Winterhalter - 239-389-0825

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Port Captain

As the new Port Captain I have spent the past month getting up to speed with the requirements of the position and learning my way around the Marina. Living across from the Marina, it is very easy to see the boats coming in and welcome them to port. I am

looking forward to getting to know people on more of a first name basis and helping to make them feel welcome to use our facilities during their stay. With few slips available, and the transition from the holiday season, we had only 8 transient visitors in January. I expect to see more during the next few months. I want to give a BIG Thank You to past Port Hershberger for all her help and information during this transition. Jill Kiley - MIYC Port Captain

Jill Kiley Port Captain

Captain Kathy

Kathy Hershberger with new Port Captain Jill Kiley

Trivia Night!

The anticipated Trivia Night met all expectations. Ellie Everitt and Deb Devries prepared the questions and the 60 members who attended were launched into a true competition. Chef's chicken Cordon Blue was again a big hit and its popularity at our games has earned it the title "Trivia Chicken". There were three rounds of questions with prizes presented after each round. Grand prize winners were at Table 9.... Angela Holt, Kathleen Douglas, Kathy Hershberger, Tom McCabe, Mike Hannafan and Trevor Haworth. A great time was had by all at the much-loved Trivia Night.

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Valentine’s Dinner For Lovers of Fine Food and Dancing Thursday, February14th 6 pm

If you love fine dining, lovely music and dancing - this is the event for you! Joey Fiato, a Marco Island Yacht Club favorite will entertain us as we dine and dance the evening away. Watch for Eblast Menu

January Wine & Dine The January Wine and Dine was hosted by Robert Fairbrother from Stacole Wines. Each selection paired beautifully with the four course meal Chef Bob and his Staff presented.

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MIYC Theatre Group An informal group of MIYC Members enjoy an evening of theater at Artis-Naples several times a year. The broadway shows are held at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard in Naples. There are a number of us who have purchased season tickets for next year which will entitle us to purchase season tickets again next year guaranteeing us a ticket to Hamilton in 2020. The shows run for one week only. If you do not wish to purchase season tickets, you can always purchase individual shows depending on your schedule and availability of tickets. The shows for the 2019 season are: Waitress – Tuesday 2/19/2019 at 8:00 P.M. Evening Colors Friday, February 15th 5:30pm Come to the Burgee to witness this moving ceremony. Plan on staying for dinner! Reservations - 239-394-0199

Fiddler on the Roof – Tuesday 3/12/2019 at 8:00 P.M. School of Rock – Tuesday 4/02/2019 at 8:00 P.M. The group goes to dinner prior to the performances. Dinner is optional and is organized by Diana Winterhalter (H: 239-389-0825 or C: 614-284-3792).

Please let her know if you decide to become part of the group. For more information or to order tickets, contact: Artis – Naples 239-597-1900 or patronservices@artisnaples.org

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Bridge - 2019 Commodore - Jeff Comeaux comeaux411@icloud.com Vice Commodore - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Rear Commodore - Geoff Walker geoffrywalker51@gmail.com Power Fleet Captain - Pete Frazier frazier@chartermi.net Sail Fleet Captain - Dwyn von Bereghy dvonbereghy1950@gmail.com Port Captain - Jill Kiley jillrkiley@gmail.com Safety and Training Officer - Trevor Haworth trevor@cgsusa.com Director FCYC - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Chaplain - Alan Sandlin alan@marcorealtysource.com Secretary - Chuck Downton mdownton@aol.com

Board - 2019 Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman –Bob DeFeo Treasurer - Jim McKeown Secretary - Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires):

John Bishop (2019) Jeff Comeaux (2019) Dave Everitt (2019) Angela Holt (2020) Tom Krepelka (2020) Jim McKeown (2020) Bob DeFeo (2021) Geoff Walker (2021) Bill Wallen (2021)

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Building and Grounds Jeff Comeaux, Chair Heyward Boyce Frank Conner Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton John Steeves Marketing/ Communications Carol Comeaux, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Angela Holt Jon Holt Michelle Hennessy Facebook Jim Marr, Bridge eblasts Linda Marr, Anchor Lines Kevin O’Neill Dwyn von Bereghy (Community Outreach) Boating Committee Pete Frazier, Co-Chair Peggy Frazier, Co-Chair Jeff Comeaux Trevor Haworth Carri Kendall Jim Marr Ray Rosenberg Dwyn von Bereghy Geoff Walker

Operations & HR Robert DeFeo, Chair Bob Aber Don Deganutti M.A. Harlacker Grace Pantano Diana Winterhalter Member Events Deb Devries Kathleen Douglas MA Harlacker Laurie Harris Mary McKeown Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Advisory Members Carol Comeaux Linda Marr Vicki Bretthauer Ellie Everitt Angela Holt Jon Holt Alice Jobe

Marine Facilities Jim Marr, Chair Mariner Development Jim McKeown, Chair Jeff Comeaux Dale DeFeo Linda Marr Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter Finance Jim McKeown, Chair Bob DeFeo Tim Sendak Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter Membership Vicki Bretthauer - Co-Chair Kathy Caruso - Co-Chair David Caruso Carol Comeaux Jeff Comeaux

Ship’s Store Sandy Wallen, Chair Ellie Everitt - Inventory Chair Mary McKeown & Peggy Sendak - Communications & Staffing Bill Wallen Store volunteers: Shirley Bishop Mimi Connor Kathleen Douglas Meredith Downton Kerry Heckenlaible Lauri Kalanges Dalia Krepelka Grace Pantano Kimberly Porter Marsha Riss Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Mary Varisco Cinda Walker Diana Winterhalter

Lee Dorison Bruce Harris

Kathy Hershberger Cyndee Kennedy Corrine Margulies Linda Marr

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Chairman’s Report

Beware Phishing Attempts Though I already sent this note out as an email, I think it is worth repeating as we all need to be vigilant as hackers are always present. Computer hackers and phishers have discovered our Club! What is Phishing? A Phishing attack is a form of fraud using email that looks legitimate but leads you to a fake website for malicious purposes. The email may ask you respond to an urgent request, provide bank or credit card information, or provide a computer ID and password. I know many of you have been receiving emails that appear to be from a Club member or Club Officer asking you to pay an invoice amount or perhaps open a file. Do not respond to those emails. If you have a question, call the Club or the individual. Do not forward these emails , as you will be helping the hackers and phishers extend their reach. Following are 6 simple tips to spot phishing attacks. 1. An email has improper spelling or grammar. This could be misspelled word in the address or document or the grammar in the document is improper. When in doubt, delete the email and do not forward it. The domain address of the sender is different than the purported sender or sender’s organization. When the email appears to be from a trusted contact, but looks like the message is improper, you can double check the full email address. Often times it will be a different address (with small spelling changes or extended address information) than your trusted contact. The email urges you to take immediate action. If you get a request to take immediate action, it is probably a phishing attempt. Do not respond. Instead call the individual or go onto the website directly and confirm. The email indicates you have won a contest you did not enter. When you get an email that indicates you have won something or that is purported to be responding to a request you did not make…delete it. The email asks you to make a donation. Never respond to donation requests via email. Many organizations, such as the Red Cross, have reported fraudulent websites that when accessed will implant malware on your computer and steal your data. The email includes suspicious attachments. If there is an attachment from an organization from which you have not requested a document, delete the email without opening the attachment. You can always contact the organization directly to confirm their request. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Due to the number of phishing attacks and other incidents, we have initiated a comprehensive review of the Club’s computers and computer network. We have initially discovered a number of issues that need to be addressed. There are

security issues, outdated software issues, network issues, and computer hardware issues. We are developing a prioritized list to address the most serious issues first. However, addressing the issues at the Club will not stop the types of phishing attacks many members have recently received. That is because it appears that the hackers already have email address lists from the Club. We do not know how they received them. It could have happened in a number of ways. For our members, you should consider several actions to protect your private information and enhance your computer security: • Be vigilant for suspicious emails (as noted in the 6 tips above); • Make sure anti-virus software is loaded on your computer…and activated. • Consider installing and activating Firewall software on your computer. • Consider, in extreme cases, changing your email address. It is unfortunate that individuals wishing to access Member’s private email information or potentially steal information or funds have victimized the Club and our Members. However, it is a reflection of the time we live in, and taking adequate protection measures is critical for each of us. If you have not reviewed your computer security recently, I urge you to contact a reputable provider to do so. Reviewing your personal computer security is not something the Club can or should do. As we address issues uncovered in the review of the Club’s computers and network, we will keep you advised of new or additional information that might affect your personal computer security. Dave Everitt Chairman, Board of Directors Marco Island Yacht Club Dave Everitt Chairman

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Member Events By Angela Holt

It’s been a great start to the New Year. January 2019 was filled to the brim with fun events including White Elephant gift exchange, karaoke, Lunch and Learn, and a special Book Club presentation by Tom Williams. Members surprised us when they grabbed the mic and sang their hearts out on January 12 at karaoke. This was the official opening of the Burgee Bar which now has expanded hours. The Lunch and Learn series was kicked off with Dr. Peggy Frazier, our resident Pharmacologist, giving us a talk on healthy life styles while we dined on a delicious lunch prepared by Chef in keeping with ‘fine food that is good for you”. The luncheon was paired with a fashion show brought to us by Sandy Wallen and the Ship’s Store and featuring Members as models. The Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch were spectacular and our Members looked especially elegant in their finery. And what would January be without our special Trivia Night. Ellie Everitt and Deb DeVries presented the questions. We had cocktails at the Burgee and then competed in teams to crown the Masters of Trivia.

February will bring the Super Bowl Party on February 3; Cooking with Chef Bob on February 7, the second in a series of Lunch and Learn; and Dancing Under the Stars, a lovely way to dine casually at the Burgee Bar and dance in the courtyard. Nevada Smith will entertain.

Angela Holt Chair - Member Events

And what would February be without a Valentine’s Dinner for Lovers of Fine Food and Dancing. This promises to be a special night for Members. All these special events are coupled with Book Club, Theater Night at Artis, Couples’ Bridge, Twilight Golf, Fishing Club, Canasta, Ladies’ Bridge, and Water Aerobics. And, of course, the reason we join a yacht club...boating events at midday and sunset. MIYC has something for everyone.

Angela Holt - Chair Member Events Committee

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

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2019

• 5 th Mardi Gras Party • 6 th Boater’s Night • 8 th - 10 th FCYC Eau Gallie YC • 10 th Full Sunday Brunch • 11 th Beach Party • 12 th Theater-“Fiddler on the Roof” • 13 th Wine & Dine – Jackets Required • 14 th Twilight Golf • 15 th St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour • 16 th Music Trivia • 18 th – 22 nd Ext. Cruise to Stuart via Lake Okeechobee • 21 st Fishing Club • 22 nd March Madness Happy Hour • 23 rd Signature Event-Greg Miller Band - Motown Themed • 27 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th Book Club • 29 th Evening Colors • 30 th More March Madness • 31 st Full Sunday Brunch

• 3 rd Super Bowl Party • 6 th Boater’s Night • 7 th MRM Happy Hour–Bring a potential member • 9 th Dancing Under the Stars • 10 th Full Sunday Brunch • 12 th Day Cruise to Goodland

• 14 th Valentine’s Dinner For Lovers of Dining and Dancing - Jackets Required • 14 th –18 th Miami Boat Show • 15 th Evening Colors • 16 th Blessing of the Fleet - Lunch • 19 th Theater-“Waitress” • 20 th –25 th Pink Shell, Boca Grande, Venice, St. Charles Ext. Cruise

• 21 st Fishing Club • 21 st Twilight Golf • 27 th Sunset Cruise • 28 th Book Club

• 2 th Theater – “School of Rock” • 3 th Boater’s Night • 5 th -7 th Bud Light Regatta • 6 th Member Talent Show (including Art Show) • 8 th Scavenger Hunt • 11 th Twilight Golf • 13 th Wine & Dine–Jackets • Required • 16 th Member Semi-Annual Meeting followed by ‘Dancing in the Courtyard’ • 18 th Fishing Club

And Beyond! Hello Summer! • Boater’s Night - first Wednesday or Thursday each month • Fishing Club – third Thursday each month • Sunset Cruise – fourth Thursday each month • Every Friday Happy Hour • 12 th -14 th July FCYC St. Charles YC • 13 th -15 th Sep FCYC Bird Key YC • Other events to include: Margaritaville, Independence Day Eve Picnic, Lobsta-fest, Cooking with Chef Bob, Labor Day Luau, Trivia and Game Nights and Dancing at the Burgee - just to name a few Events!

• 1 th Boater’s Night • 3 th Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour • 4 th Kentucky Derby Party • 9 th Twilight Golf • 12 th Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet • 16 th Fishing Club • 17 th -19 th FCYC Marathon YC • 18 th Intl Wine & Dine (Club Casual) • 22 nd Sunset Cruise • 24 th Evening Colors honoring Memorial Day

• 19 th Evening Colors • 21 th Easter Brunch • 24 th Sunset Cruise • 25 th Book Club • 25 th Singing Bingo

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Community Outreach

Many members sit on more than one committee, so I'd like to tell you about our Club's Community Outreach Program which I coordinate. This past year our Members have embraced and supported the Marco Island Yacht Club Community Outreach initiatives generously! The following are the ongoing organizations that we support and ask that you continue to give of your time and your donations in 2019! Toys For Tots Our toy drive was a great success overfilling all our donation bins. We had a number of bicycles donated and others purchased with funds raised on our Boaters Night donation drive event. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry On Marco Island, 40% of our school children are on Federally subsidized food for breakfast and lunch and Manatee Middle School on Hwy 41 has 94% of their students on Federally subsidized food programs. The Food Pantry is the only pantry between Everglades City and Naples. The Pantry served over 26,600 people in 2018, including families and seniors. As you do your shopping, please continue to purchase non perishable items and donate them in the basket in the lobby of the Club. Being a 501C3, the Pantry can also always use cash donations and of course, your time to volunteer ! Reefs We started an initiative to purchase and install Ocean Habitat reefs for our Members and also donate reefs to people in Everglades City to help them clean up their canals and improve water quality. Thus far, we have purchased 12 reefs, 8 for Club members and 4 donated to Everglades City to be installed the end of this month. Should you have an interest in this program, please contact Dwyn von Bereghy for more information and ordering. Marco Patriots As most of your know, Marco Patriots was formed during hurricane Irma, as a rapid response group and has evolved into a great charity here on our island serving basically anyone who is in need. Whether it be food, clothing, finding housing, home repairs, etc., they are there! We have been proud to help them raise donations at the Christmas Boat Parade event held at the Club and have donated to their various fund raisers throughout the year. If you are not a member of the Patriots, we urge you to join and get involved in their wonderful work.

Dwyn von Bereghy Sailing Fleet Captain Community Outreach

Dwyn von Bereghy Fleet Sailing Captain Community Outreach dvonbereghy1950@gmail.com

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Food Pantry

1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island, Florida 34145 Urgent Food Needs (Must be purchased due to lack of donation): - Rice - Flour Tortilla mix - Corn Oil - Baby Diapers (all sizes) - Dried Pinto and Black Beans - Pasta, Pasta Sauce - Canned chicken - Canned Tuna - Salt - Sugar - Flour - Corn Flour (Masa/Maseca) - Ketchup - Mayonaise - Paper goods - Ready to eat canned meals: - Toilet Paper - Beef Stew - Paper Towels - Spaghetti & Meatballs - Napkins Ongoing Pantry Wish List:

Cereals Canned vegetables/fruit Pancake mix Baby Diapers, wipes, food Syrup Snacks Oatmeal Juice/fruit boxes Peanut butter Tea/coffee Jelly Baking Goods Canned tuna/chicken Condiments Rice Toilet paper/paper towels Dry beans Instant potatoes Pasta/sauce

Hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo,

Feminine Products, soap, deodorant) Donations may be dropped off 24 hours in our deck boxes outside beside the Auburndale Street pantry entrance. We also have donation boxes in our partner churches & organizations. Thank you for sharing with your neighbors in need! 1450 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 239.259.5188 info@ourdailybreadfoodpantry.com

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Marco Island Yacht Club Extended Cruise to: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club The January Extended Cruise to

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club was short but quite busy. After a Pot Luck Happy Hour, the Cruisers headed to Naples Botanical Gardens for an informative talk given by Dr. Jerry Jackson - The Eyes Have It. How animals use eye shaped markings for protection.

Next morning - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A 2 1/2 mile boardwalk through a Cypress Swamp. Hikers saw lots of birds and a couple of tiny gators. That evening - The Seafood Buffet at NS&YC. An amazing array of delicacies. The Cruisers were joined by Members who drove up from Marco Island for the occasion. Next morning, Cruisers readied the boats for the trip back. The Day Cruisers arrived and joined the Extended Cruisers for a lovely lunch in the Club. Then all headed out for the beautiful trip back to Marco Island. Thanks to Peggy & Pete Frazier for planning this fun trip!

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Extended Cruises

MIYC Extended Cruises are scheduled so that you can participate in part or all of the itinerary. Land Cruisers are welcome to join us by car or ride along and we will arrange for hotel accommodations either at the marina or nearby. Some boaters also prefer to stay on shore. The availability of slips, particularly during the season, is always an issue so make your reservations now so you don't miss the fun. The trips feature events and meal planning so we need your reservation to help us plan. All full members are invited to join the fun and put new life and laughter into your time on the water! If you have not cruised in this area before you will be able to learn from experienced cruisers and have a relaxing trip. Now’s your time to enjoy the epitome of MIYC boating – don’t miss out! Questions or to Sign up: Pete and Peggy Frazier frazier@chartermi.net 906 227 7625

Pete Frazier Power Fleet Captain


February 11, 2019

Lunch Cruise Little Bar – Goodland

February 20-27, 2019

Extended Cruise

▪ Boca Grande Feb 20,21 ▪ Venice YC Feb 22,23 ▪ Legacy Harbour Feb 24,25

March 11, 2019

Beach Party Keewayden Island

March 18-22, 2019

Circumnavigation Cruise ▪ Legacy Harbour, Ft Myers ▪ Clewiston ▪ Lake Okeechobee ▪ Stuart ▪ Continuation north & south

April 8, 2019

Scavenger Hunt Marco Island Extended Cruise Pelican Isle YC

April 11-13, 2019

May 17-19, 2019

Extended Cruise Marathon YC FCYC event

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MIYC Fishing Club Thursday, February 21st 11:30am

Fishing and Fun on the Osa Peninsula! Six MIYC Members enjoyed serious fishing and lighthearted fun on the Fishing Club’s trip to Costa Rica! The big ones were biting, including Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna up to 50 pounds, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish and several varieties of Jack. Ecotours through the rain forest viewing exotic birds and monkeys, a biking adventure and a tour of a cocoa plantation were also the order of the day. Fabulous Ahi Tuna and other fresh fish were regulars on the menu each evening, and after dinner the intrepid adventurers shared lots of laughter over competitions in ping pong, pool and other games. Jeff Comeaux - Commodore MIYC

Next Fishing Club Meeting Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 21 at 11:30a.m . at the Burgee Bar. We’ll plan upcoming local events as well as a June trip to Islamorada to fish for tarpon.

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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, February 27 th Equity, Full and Associate Members may participate, whether or not you have your own boat! Participating Members will meet in the Marina for light refreshments and libation and then head out for a cruise in the Gulf, viewing a great sunset and with any luck, a “Green Flash.” The agenda will look like this: 4:30 PM - Happy Hour on board a Members boat 5:00 PM - Vessels depart for cruise (Captains discretion) 5:35 PM – Sunset 6:30 PM – Dinner at MIYC

As we get closer to the date, several eBlasts will be sent out highlighting the Sunset Cruise.

To learn more, please contact: Ray Rosenberg - Vice Commodore raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Reservations for dinner - 239-394-0199

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M I Y C B o o k C l u b Thursday, February 28 th 11:30 am Please join us for our February Book Club Luncheon

Presenter Book Title Denise Schwartzman Devil in the Grove

A brief overview: In July 1949, four black men in a deeply racist Florida (the “Groveland Four”) were accused of raping a white woman. Two narratives run in parallel through the book. First is the story of Thurgood Marshall’s (future first African- American Supreme Court Justice) rise in the LDF. Second is a methodical, almost day-by-day recreation of the nightmarish events (segregation, bigotry, and state-sanctioned violence) that took place in the small town of Groveland, Florida. Using unprecedented access to both the full and unredacted Groveland FBI case files, and also to usually confidential case files from NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, journalist Gilbert King revisits an oft-overlooked case, with its accuser, whose testimony was patently false; defendants, who suffered terribly as a consequence; local police officials and lawyers who persecuted and prosecuted them; and their lawyers, who showed remarkable courage and perseverance in seeking justice. Thomas Friedman wrote in his New York Times review that Devil in the Grove is a “must-read, cannot-put-down history” and the Pulitzer Committee’s citation describes it as “a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice.” Our MIYC Book Club meetings are held the last Thursday of each month, 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM. Luncheons are book-themed creations by our Chef Bob Aylwin, and always delicious. The book presentation and overview begins with the salad course. Discussion at each table proceeds with the main course, and a group discussion and wrap-up is with dessert. Please join us - you will not be disappointed! Our remaining selections, dates, and presenters are:

Date Presenter Book Title March 28 Deb DeVries Unsheltered April 26 Sharon Lake

Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine

May 30 Carol Comeaux


All Members are welcome at the Book Club luncheons. Even if you did not have a chance to read the book, you can learn a lot and enjoy intriguing conversation and observations about life. Men are welcome, too! Reservations - 239-394-0199

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What a tremendously busy month. The full- Time Members, returning snow birds and several new Members are all enjoying the numerous activities the Club has to offer. Thanks again to Angela Holt and the Events Committee for all the wonderful events and growing activities, offering something for everyone. We now have a Mah Jongg group meeting every Tuesday and couples bridge meeting monthly. Be sure to check out the Anchor Lines for all the activities you might want to join. The attendance for Boater’s Night and the Sunset Cruise has reached record numbers. The Commodore’s Ball was a huge success thanks to our outgoing and incoming Commodores Bob Winterhalter and Jeff Comeaux. Chef Bob, Pam Dorr and the entire staff did an amazing job decorating, setting-up and servicing over 120 attendees, also a record attendance. If you missed the New England Clambake you missed some fantastic food and a magnificent evening. I mentioned in my last article how important it is to make your reservations early. Chef and Pam rely on the number of reservations for these events to purchase the correct amount of food and schedule the appropriate Staff. This becomes very difficult to do if you wait until the day before the event or the day of the event to make a reservation. On the other hand, we realize something might happen where you need to cancel your reservation. Please refer to Club Rules, “Reservations and Cancellations”. Some Club updates: The small freezer for the downstairs kitchen has arrived and been installed. The shades and cornice for the Bridge Room that Building & Grounds ordered have been installed, thank you Mary McKeown. The Operations &HR

pictures in the hallway for the Bridge and Board are almost 100% complete. The burgee flags over the Dockside Bar have been r e a r r a n g e d . B o b Winterhalter’s picture has been added to the wall of P a s t C o mm o d o r e s , congratulations. I have been informed there is no such thing as Isinglass anymore. It is referred to as soft clear PVC or Strataglass. So, the soft clear PVC on the

Bob DeFeo Operations and HR Chairman

upper lanai has been 85% installed by Marco Canvas with an estimated completion by the end of January. Staff Updates: Chef has hired a new full-time chef/cook for the season. This will help provide better service for our Dining Events and Burgee Bar. At the beginning of January eight employees completed CPR, defibrillator and first aid training which was provided by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department. Trevor Haworth, our Training and Safety Officer, has scheduled the same training for some of the Bridge Members and their spouses in February. Remember the Club will be open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Our next Grand Sunday Brunch is scheduled for February 10 th . The Burgee Bar is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

See you at the Club, Robert J DeFeo Operations and HR Chairman Past Commodore

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Mah Jongg anyone? MIYC Mah Jongg group starts this Thursday, November 1 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.) If you're interested in Mah Jongg , please contact Karena DeWitt, and she'll put you on her Mah Jongg email list. Every Sunday, she'll send an email to the list asking who can play the following Thursday. When you get that email, please reply by Monday evening, or Tuesday morning at the latest. So please 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. Karena's email is karenadewitt@comcast.net

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