MIYC Anchor Lines June:July 2017

Marco Island Yacht Club

Anchor Lines

June/July 2017 Volume 17:6/7

“Hats & Horses” at MIYC!

Click on the website below to see a video of this fun event! Thank you, Bernie Sergesketter! https://youtu.be/s8TabaPm18U

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The Marco Island Yacht Club held its 2 nd Annual “Hats and Horses” Kentucky Derby Day Celebration on Saturday May 6th. This year’s theme was “Run for the Roses” and participants enjoyed Derby Day Mint Juleps and hors d’oeuvres as they handicapped the race and made their bets. Prizes were awarded for the best hats. Following the race, everyone enjoyed an Old Kentucky Home dinner topped off with a slice of Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.

A Special Thanks goes to Jillian Hamer and Daniel McElaney, as well as Nancy Traiser, Ellie Everitt and the Member Events Committee for for all their hard work on the event. They set the bar very high with this one!

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MIYC Members celebrated Cinco de Mayo in fine style with Margaritas and a Piñata. Happy Hour was lively as usual. Then, Members enjoyed another fine meal prepared by Chef Bob and his Staff. It was also Frank Rinker's and Grace Pantano's Birthdays!

Wine & Dine

Chef Bob and his Staff tried a new way of showcasing wonderful food paired with delicious wines. Stations represented different countries. It was another wonderful event!

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Upcoming 2017 MIYC Events June 7 th Boaters’ Night July 1 st Independence Day Picnic July 6 th Boaters’ Night Twilight Cruises may occur throughout the summer if tides, weather, boats and Members want to get together!

Every Friday Happy Hour Bridge each Wednesday Canasta each Thursday Mark your calendars so you donùt miss any of these fun events! Reservations - 394-0199 Prime Rib Night each Thursday Men’s Golf each Friday Surf’n Turf each Saturday

Marco Island Yacht Club Mission Statement “Provide an outstanding boating, social and dining environment that is friendly, comfortable, affordable and invites participation.”

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. 302 catering@ m arcoislandyachtclub.net Finance Manager - Carlota Sanchez ext. 306 accounting@marcoislandyachtclub.net Membership Director - Ame Arlt ext. 303 membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com Reservations - 394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net

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2017 Summer Reciprocal Program with Golf and Country Clubs General Information The Summer Reciprocal program is available to Full and Associate Members of the Marco Island Yacht Club from May 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017. This list is in addition to the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and the Register of the Yachting Club of America. Information included is subject to change.

Cedar Hammock 8660 Cedar Hammock Road, Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-393-1134, Dining 239-354-2100 Classic at Lely Resort 7989 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, FL 34113 Golf & Dining 239-732-1220 Copperleaf 23101 Copperleaf Blvd, Estero, FL 34135 Golf 239-390-2030, Dining 239-390-2027 The Dunes 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Golf 239-472-2535, Dining 239-472-3355 Eagle Creek 11 Cypress View Drive, Naples, FL 34113 Dining 239-793-0500, Tennis 239-775-2642 Esplanade 8912 Torre Vista Drive, Naples, FL 34119 Golf 239-494-8020 Estero Country Club 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967 Golf 239-267-7003, Dining 239-267-7000 Tennis 239-267-7001 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34120 Golf 239-353-2561, Dining 239-353-7056 Heron Creek Golf & Country Club 5301 Heron Creek Blvd, North Port, FL 34287 Dining 941-423-6755, Golf 941-423-6955 Hideaway Beach Club 250 South Beach Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Dining Only 239-394-5555 Island Country Club 500 Nassau Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145 Dining Only 239-394-6661 L egends Golf & Country Club (Dining Closed for renovations) 8600 Legends Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33912 Golf 239-561-7757, Dining 239-561-8740 Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club 1370 Borghese Lane, Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-389-6611 Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club

Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club 8150 Heritage Club Way, Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-417-9990, Dining 239-417-8545 Tennis and Fitness Center available Club to Club Chargeback only Naples Lakes Golf & Country Club 4784 Naples Lake Blvd, Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-732-1011, Dining 239-732-0178 The Quarry 8950 Weathered Stone Dr, Naples, FL 34120 Golf & Dining 239-304-0172 Rookery at Marco 3433 Club Center Blvd, Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-642-2796, Dining 239-389-6600 Royal Palm Country Club 405 Forest Hills Blvd, Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-775-1150, Dining 239-775-1315 Stonebridge Country Club 2100 Winding Oaks Way, Naples, FL 34109 Golf 239-592-5252, Dining 239-594-5200 Tennis 239-592-6641 Treviso Bay 9800 Treviso Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-331-2052 Vanderbilt Country Club 8250 Danbury Blvd, Naples, FL 34120 Dining 239-348-2662 Windstar on Naples Bay 1700 Windstar Blvd, Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-775-3500, Dining 239-775-3400 Worthington Country Club 13500 Worthington Way, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (Golf Course Closed) Dining 239-495-2635 Tennis, Pool and Fitness also available Wyndemere Country Club 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, FL 34105 Golf 239-263-1661, Dining 239-263-0389

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Good at Social Media? MIYC is looking for someone to keep us up to date on Facebook, Yelp, Instagram and Twitter. If you are interested in any of these, please call Carol Comeaux - 847-567-4140

Remember all the beautiful floral arrangements you have enjoyed at the Club during Season? They were created by Marco Island Florist. Please consider Nancy & Joe Carrington at Marco Island Florist for your flowers and accessories. Wonderful for gifts. 239-970-3074 178 S. Barfield www.marcoislandflorist.com

Beautification Help Beautify and Update our Club! - Burgee Bar Fund Raising Update We had a great response as Members rose to meet Chairman Dave’s “$30,000 Challenge.” As you recall, Dave Everitt pledged to match the first $30,000 donated for our Summer Renovation, and thanks to some very giving Members, we will be receiving all of the matching funds from our generous Chairman. But there is more to do and if you have not yet participated, we still need your support. Like any remodeling project, what first appears to be required soon expands into much more. For example, as we looked into restoration of our marble floors, we discovered that the stairs need to be replaced as well. So the need for donations continues. Only 10% of our entire membership has donated thus far. So I am calling on the rest of you to pitch in to help restore our Club. Let’s make it truly a team effort. Not everyone is in a position to donate in the thousands or in the hundreds. But if you could just do what makes sense for you—even if it is just $20 or $50, I’d love to see everyone get some skin in the game. When you donate, you can take pride when you see the beautiful improvements and upgrades next Fall, knowing that you were a part of making that happen! We are actively getting proposals and pricing for the upgrades and repairs, and will share more about specifics as the plans are agreed to. We have been listening to suggestions from Members, and of course your suggestion will carry more weight if you actually put something in the Fund to help make it happen! Your donation can take many forms. A simple check, a credit card or have an amount put on your club bill one time or each month. With the slower season coming, this would be an excellent time to add a monthly stipend to your bill and not even miss it. Here is a link to the Form that is needed for your donations. If you have any questions about the project reach out to me via email at jmckeown@mgscientific.com or my mobile at 847.812.8386 or catch me hanging around the Burgee Bar. Thanks, Jim McKeown - Mariner Fund Chair

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Summer is here and it’s getting quiet on the Island as well as at Marco Island Yacht Club, or so I’m getting reports. I’m home with family and friends like many of you and I realize how much I miss seeing each of you either at Happy Hour on Friday nights or at some of our great functions that are on the Calendar. In fact, I

continually working towards making MIYC the best place to be on the Island. Speaking of a great event, I’d like to bring to your attention something that you won’t want to miss. Our Boater’s Nights will be less formal but still very interesting. On Wednesday, June 7, our own Chairman of the Board, Dave Everitt, will be guest speaker updating you all on how we are doing at MIYC, what progress is being made during the summer and what’s in store for our short and long term goals. You won’t want to miss this very important evening and, of course, another wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Bob and his team. Watch for the eblasts with updated details on this program and please make your reservations early. I especially want to thank Vice Commodore Bob Winterhalter and Rear Commodore Jeff Comeaux as well as all who are filling in for me while I’m away. These guys are great to pick up the slack and I really appreciate having them on my team. I hope you all have a great summer and will look forward to seeing your happy faces when we all return in the Fall. Smooth Sailing, Commodore Lois Dixon

Lois Dixon Commodore

miss you all a lot. Usually my summers are quite busy but since my only job is being Commodore, Wife and Mother, I’m finding out that I’m always thinking of MIYC. They are good thoughts and it is time to step back to see how we can make the rest of this year better than ever. There are still some good things happening at MIYC without us Snowbirds. The Bridge is in the process of planning some more boating activities for the Fall and we are engaging in some summer projects. At the top of the list is working with our new FCYC Representative Ray Rosenberg and the Marketing and Communications Committee to upgrade the boating section of our website to model best practices by other FCYC Clubs. We are

(See the other Bridge Members’ columns later in this newsletter.)

Key Boating Activities at MIYC

Day Cruise

Bridge Meeting - first Tuesday of each month Open for anyone to attend Future Bridge Social Events Evening Colors Friday, October 20 Boaters’ Night Wednesday, June 7 Thursday, July 6 Jeff Comeaux 847-951-3400 comeaux411@icloud.com Sunset /Moonlight Cruise

Chip Pittman 239-302-8732 chippittman1@gmail.com Peggy Frazier 906-227-7625 frazier@chartermi.net Chuck Downton 239-394-4323 mdownton@aol.com

Extended Cruises

Sailing Events

Bob Winterhalter 239-389-0825 robertswinterhalter@gmail.com

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Chairman’s Report

A second item noted in the House Rules describes the expected process our Members use to make advance reservations for meals, banquets, and parties. We have also added language to describe our ‘Pineapple’ table which helps to welcome new Members to the Club. And, as in past versions of the House Rules, we indicate the Club may charge ‘no show’ fees when reservations are made and not honored. We also indicate Members who cancel reservations within 48 hours of an RSVP Special Event may be charged for the event. The reason is that we incur significant costs to prepare and staff for meals, banquets and parties based on the number of individuals indicating they will participate. When we have late cancellations and ‘no shows’, we are not always able to sufficiently cover our costs. I have asked the Operations and HR Committee and the Staff to assure we are appropriately following this rule. That means for Special Events, when RSVP’s are required, the Members will be advised a ‘no show’ or ‘late cancellation’ will result in being billed the cost for the event. Likewise, I have asked that they also develop a ‘no show’ fee to be applied when reservations are not honored. The House Rules , as posted on our website, provide a number of other important points on how we expect the Club to operate and how we expect Members to conduct themselves when using the Club. I encourage you to take a look at the House Rules recently updated and posted on the MIYC website.

We have all heard of this situation: An individual has too much to drink at an establishment, leaves the premises and has an accident. “Dram shop laws” in most states (including Florida) hold the establishment strictly liable to anyone injured by the individual who had too much to drink; the argument being the establishment should have stopped serving the patron when it was obvious he or she had too much to drink. We have been fortunate to never have an incident where one of our Members or guests leaves the Club and has an accident that causes the Club to be held liable because we did not stop serving the Member or guest. Our new House Rules , posted on the ‘KEY DOCUMENT’ Section of the Member Central Site within the MIYC website clearly states the responsibility of the Club and our Staff: “Any Member or guest who, in the opinion of the management or staff, has had a sufficient quantity of alcoholic beverages shall be refused further service. A car service will be called to transport the member to the place of residence at the member’s expense.” I have spoken to our Staff, and indicated I expect them to adhere to the language in this paragraph. We cannot put the Club or one of our Members in the position of potentially having a life threatening accident because we did not act accordingly. I appreciate your understanding and support of the staff in enforcing this very important House Rule. Dave Everitt Chairman

Dave Everitt - Chairman deveritt52@gmail.com

A CALL FOR HELP FROM YOUR CLUB’S BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Chef / Manager Robert and your B & G Comm. could use some expert technical help in monitoring our building’s Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting, Security, Ballroom Dimmer system or Elevator electronics. If you have a working knowledge of any of these systems, or know of someone who does, or have a keen interest in learning, please contact me. Additionally, if you are experienced in paints, wall coverings, wood repair or refinishing, or know of a Club Member who is, please contact me. Jim Ferry , B & G Committee Chairman 239-394-4884, 412-496-9270 or jrfmcf@gmail.com

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

Ahoy Members of MIYC! The uptick in reciprocal business here at the Club can mean only one thing- Summer has officially begun. I often spend time in these Anchorlines’ columns soliciting essential Member input. I believe that the very first step in successful facility management is reaching out to Membership and asking for their valuable opinions. I want your opinions on things like overall satisfaction with food and beverage, ideas for Club improvement and shared thoughts on new and exciting culinary ideas are equally high in importance when setting sail for our ultimate goal of a satisfying “Member Experience”. With that in mind, I want to remind everyone that as the summer sets in and we find ourselves with a little more time on our hands, it becomes the perfect time for my Staff and I to create special experiences for you and your guests. By now, most of you are well aware that it is my pleasure to prepare special items (food or drink) on any given day or evening. We want you to feel special and appreciated at your Club. Do you have a hankering for sweetbreads? Tuscany Stuffed Pork Chops? Baby Back Ribs? Or maybe you have a family recipe you would like to share with your family and friends one evening. Just let me know. It will be our culinary pleasure to accommodate. Just drop me a line via email or stop by your Clubhouse and let us know! Our May “International Wine and Dine Evening” on May 20th was a smashing success. Each Member was given a “wine and dine” passport and leisurely traveled around the Harbour Room sampling wines and cuisines from around the world. Not only that, but stops in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa found

Members enjoying meeting Staff members from our culinary team as well as sharing conversation with other Members, old and new. It was such a wonderful evening! Keep an eye on future e-blasts starting in Sep t embe r because we cannot wait to do this evening again somewhere in October.

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

Our new “Book Club” luncheon was also well received as several Members took part in reading “Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family in Crisis”. Members came together to discuss the book and enjoy a luncheon based around the cuisine found throughout the story. An Appalachian Blackberry Moonshine Cocktail was served to start the discussion/ luncheon and everyone had a great time after that. Hmmmm. Blackberry Moonshine? Great Food? Great time? Sign me up for the new Book Club ASAP. Here at the Club we continue to find ways to enhance your Membership experience. We love sharing ideas and even bringing some of them to life. Thanks to everyone who contributes to this most worthwhile goal. Please remember to make your reservations early during the summer months. It really helps with staffing and restaurant planning. See you at your Club, Chef Bob

MIYC’s New Luncheon Days and Hours Seasonal change, as fewer Members are on the Island… For the remainder of the season, we will no longer serve lunch on Wednesdays. You will be able to come for lunch Thursday and Friday , eating in the Dockside Lounge or on the Burgee Bar from noon to 2pm.

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MIYC Membership

Membership had lots of activity in the months of April and May as noted below. Congratulations to all New Social, Full and Equity Members at MIYC. Wishing you all a happy and joy-filled summer. Please be safe wherever your travels take you – and most of all – have fun!

Congratulations to our current members who upgraded to Equity! Deb deVries & Nizar Abuzeni Richard & Diana Apsimon Terry Clontz & Rebecca Plaxico Ed & Lois Dixon

Ame Arlt Membership Director

Jim & Mary Carlene Ferry Trevor & Maureen Haworth Jon & Angela Holt Ray Rosenberg & Linda Spell Henry Stanley Frank & Gwen Troha Henry Truax Don & Alice Strong Geoff & Cinda Walker

Welcome New Members: John & Mary Jo Kallergis David & Rita Krett Kevin & Michelle Hennessy Karena Dewitt Mary Catherine Quinn Kathleen Douglas & Geoff Muther John & Mary Lou Watt

Ame Arlt - Membership Director

MIYC Pineapple Table! Much of the fun of joining The Club is the camaraderie of dining with other Members. But setting up a group table can be daunting when you’re brand new. That’s why we have the Pineapple Table! When you make a reservation for a Friday night dinner and you’d like to sit with other Members, just tell Elaine, “Please put me at the Pineapple Table!” Pineapples are a symbol of “Welcome,” and that’s how MIYC rolls! Seasoned Members - Join in the fun!

Edward J. Skrzynski Marco Canvas & Upholstery,LLC 991 Chalmer Drive Unit #7 Marco Island, FL 34145 (239) 394-1718 Sales@Marcocanvas.com www.Marcocanvas Facebook@marcocanvas

Bimini & Tee Tops Covers Carpet

Decking Dodgers Enclosures- Acrylic & Soft Headliners Upholstery In/Exterior SST & Alum. Metal Fab. Dockside services

Innovation in Marine Fabrication

Creating more liveable spaces

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Boatersù Night Wednesday, June 7 th Thursday, July 6 th 6 PM Come to the Club for Fish Stories or Boating Stories. Enjoy a lovely dinner with your friends! Make your reservation now! 394-0199 x301 Independence Day Picnic Saturday, July 1 st Join your MIYC friends at the Club to celebrate our Country’s Independence! 394-0199

L O B S T A F E S T ! Saturday, July 15 th

Order your Lobster in advance! Chef Bob has a guy who can provide the Lobsters - MIYC’s kitchen will handle the rest. Lobster with all the fixins’, including the bib! Reservations - 394-0199

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Member Bernie Sergesketter loves Trivia. He sent these for the Anchorlines. They are a lot of fun!

1... WHY Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? BECAUSE When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! And that's where women's buttons have remained since. 2 ... WHY? Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help? BECAUSE This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.' 3 ... WHY? Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'? BECAUSE In France , where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US , Americans (naturally), mispronounced it 'love.' 4 ... WHY? Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses? BECAUSE In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous. 5 ... WHY? Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck'? BECAUSE In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would 'pass the buck' to the next player. 6 ... WHY? Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? BECAUSE In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own. 7... WHY? Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'? BECAUSE Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the Centre of attention. 8 ... WHY? Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'? BECAUSE Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares. (Continued on next page)

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More Trivia - 9 ... WHY? In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from? BECAUSE

When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into caddie. 10 ... WHY? Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs? BECAUSE Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on. BIG CHEEKS Bet you don't know "Big cheeks" Big cheeks. A grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans known as the "Back of Town." His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant. His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother. Early in life he proved to be gifted for music and with three other kids he sang in the streets of New Orleans . His first gains were coins that were thrown to them. A Jewish family, Karnofsky, who had emigrated from Lithuania to the USA , had pity for the 7-year-old boy and brought him into their home. Initially giving 'work' in the house, to feed this hungry child. There he remained and slept in this Jewish family's home where, for the first time in his life, he was treated with kindness and tenderness. When he went to bed, Mrs. Karnovsky sang him a Russian lullaby that he would sing with her. Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs. Over time, this boy became the adopted son of this family. The Karnofskys gave him money to buy his first musical instrument, as was the custom in the Jewish families. They sincerely admired his musical talent. Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used these Jewish melodies in compositions, such as St. James Infirmary and Go Down Moses. The little black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who had adopted him in 1907. In memory of this family and until the end of his life, he wore a Star of David and said that in this family, he had learned "how to live real life and determination"

You might recognize his name. This little boy was called: Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Louis Armstrong proudly spoke fluent Yiddish! And "Satchmo" is Yiddish for "Big Cheeks"!!! And I'll bet you did not know any of this.

The Marketing and Communications Committee has created a tab for KEY DOCUMENTS under the MEMBER CENTRAL tab on the MIYC website. The 2017 Summer Reciprocal List along with the most current copy of the Club's Bylaws, Dues for Fiscal 2018, Updated House Rules, Mariner's Fund Capital Donation Form and Membership Policies and Procedures are posted. Please be aware of the House Rules.

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Bridge - 2017 Commodore - Lois Dixon Dixonlk11@aol.com Vice Commodore - Bob Winterhalter robertswinterhalter@gmail.com

Board - 2017 Chairman – Dave Everitt Vice Chairman – Albert Aiello Treasurer - Jeff Comeaux Assistant Treasurer - Jim McKeown

Rear Commodore - Jeff Comeaux comeaux411@icloud.com Cruise Fleet Captain - Chip Pittman chippittman1@gmail.com Fleet Captain Sailing - Chuck Downton mdownton@aol.com Port Captain - Kathy Hershberger kathynomi@aol.com Safety and Training Officer - Jim Olmes jolmes1@aol.com Director FCYC - Pending Chaplain - Rev. Richard Blauw, richardblauw@sbcglobal.net

Secretary - Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires):

Lois Dixon (2017) Tom Krepelka (2017) Dick Pantano (2017) Albert Aiello (2018) Bill Wallen (2018) Bob Winterhalter (2018) Jeff Comeaux (2019) Dave Everitt (2019) Jim McKeown (2019)

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Building and Grounds Jim Ferry, Chair Heyward Boyce Frank Conner Dale DeFeo Meredith Downton John Steeves Bob Winterhalter Marketing/ Communications Carol Comeaux, Chair Judy Brenna Vicki Bretthauer Angela Holt Jon Holt Jim Marr, Bridge eblasts Linda Marr, Anchor Lines

Finance Jeff Comeaux, Chair Bob DeFeo Jim McKeown Tim Sendak Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter Membership Kathy Caruso - Co-Chair Erin Olmes - Co-Chair Carol Comeaux Marcia Conley Paul Kelley Cyndee Kennedy Dick Pantano Roger Pennine Operations & Staff Albert Aiello, Chair Grace Pantano Diana Winterhalter

Member Events Laurie Harris, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Ellie Everitt MA Harlacker Linda Marr Mary McKeown Nancy Traiser Mariner Development Chair, Jim McKeown Jeff Comeaux Dale DeFeo Linda Marr Bill Wallen Diana Winterhalter

Ship’s Store Sandy Wallen, Chair Ellie Everitt- Inventory Chair Mary McKeown & Peggy Sendak - Communications & Staffing Bill Wallen Store volunteers: Mimi Connor Dahlia Craven Meredith Downton Mary Carleen Ferry Grace Pantano Donna Pennine Jori Richardson Marsha Riss Marguerite Steeves Nancy Traiser Mary Varisco Cinda Walker Diana Winterhalter

Erin Milchman Kevin O’Neal Marine Facilities Jim Marr, Chair

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JULIE & BROCK WILSON Julie’s Cell: (239) 595-5983 Brock’s Cell (239) 595-6767

MIYC Weekly Dinner Specials Saturday Nights Surf ‘n Turf

Direct: (239)393-6709 Fax: (239) 430-5212

julie.wilson@sothebysrealty.com Brock.wilson@sothebysrealty.com www.MarcoWilsons.com

PREMIER SOTHEBY ’ S INTERNATIONAL REALTY The Esplanade 760 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145

Thursday Nights Prime Rib Night Regular Cut - $23 King Cut - $26

A-OK Transportation Announcing our Marco Island Yacht Club Rides Program From your Marco Island home to the Club And return home. $5/ride for 1-4 $2 per additional passenger Cost will be charged to your Club account and billed to you monthly. You must show your Membership card to the driver and your name must be on the receipt.

Sunday Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for the famous Sunday Brunch Reservations - 394-0199 Club Dress

Call 239-394-1113 Gratuity Not included www.ridemarco.com

Ask about our service to airports, cruise ports, local and long distance.

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Mariner’s Society

MIYC Board of Directors announces the Mariner Society. The Mariner Society was established for the enhancement of our Club experience through refurbishment and development of our Club’s facilities. A Board Committee has been established called the Mariner Development Fund to identify the specific projects or areas needing contributions from members. These projects will be on display for your perusal. Donations should be directed to support capital projects, ongoing maintenance, and/or general sustainability of the Marco Island Yacht Club. Donations can be made by check, credit card, or billing on your Club account. Forms are available to fill out to identify where you wish your contribution to be used. A recognition plaque identifying the program, levels of recognition and individual members’ names reflecting their accumulation of contributions will be on display in a public area of the clubhouse. The Mariner Society recognizes five levels of contribution to the Club: Mariner Society Recognition Levels

Bronze $500 Silver $2500 Gold $10,000

Platinum $20,000 Diamond $40,000 Contributions by an individual member will be accumulated, and as their contributions increase, they will move to higher levels of recognition. If you would like to make a contribution or have any questions, please contact Jim McKeown, Chairman, at jmckeown@mqscientific.com.

A-OK Transportation Complimentary Rides Program From your Marco Island home/resort to the following restaurants: CJ’s Marco Prime Snook Inn Speakeasy DaVinci’s Fin Bistro LaTavala Davide Dolphin Tiki Verdi’s Arturo’s Ohana American Grill The Oyster Society 239-394-1113 www.ridemarco.com Service to airports, cruise ports, local and long distance.

10% Discount to MIYC Members Please show Membership Card Dry Cleaning, Alterations, Shoe Repair

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For Sale: Sea Ray Year : 2008 Sea Sun Dancer Length: 41’ with Platform Location : Marco Island Hull: Fiberglass Engines: Twin 407D Cummins Q5B425 Hours: 270 Condition: Excellent $269,000

Notes & Features One Owner, Hardtop with Sun Screen, Bow Thruster, Four TV’s ( entertainment center, galley, aft stateroom, master bedroom), DVD, AM, FM, CD, Sirius stereo, Raytheon Radar, Chart plotter, Autopilot, Air conditioning& heat ( cockpit, galley, staterooms) underwater lights, windlass with anchor, VHF radio, cockpit wet bar with refrigerator, galley electric cook top, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, separate and enclosed shower and vacuflush head, teak galley floors Slip available at Marco Island Yacht Club (B80) Contact: Albert Aiello 781 308 1110

Note: Members may advertise their boats and nautical items for sale in Anchorlines. Send your info to: anchorlines@yahoo.com

Want to advertise your business? Go no further than your MIYC newsletter! Adds are priced per year as follows: Business Card - $200

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1/3 page - $350 1/2 page - $500

3255 Tamiami Trail Naples Fl 34103

Now is a good time to mark your calendar with all the fun events coming up at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Join your friends, new and seasoned, and spend some time at the prettiest meeting place on the island.

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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10am-2pm Cruise: $24.99 Brunch: (members) $21.99, (non-members) $26.99, (children) $9.99

Take a round trip boat cruise from Marco Island to Naples and enjoy our award winning brunch at the Flying Bridge. MYIC is added to the route!

For Cruise Reservations call 239-394-9333 705 E. Ellkcam Circle, Marco Island, 34145


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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


Details on the Pot O’ Gold Drawing: You could be a winner! Each Friday Happy Hour at the Burgee Bar a drawing for a food and beverage credit will be held. As an MIYC Member, your name has already been entered into the pot but you and/or your spouse MUST be present with an open bar tab to win! The pot grows by $50 each week that there isn’t a winner present! See the Weekly Events email to see how much you could win!

Editors’s Note: So much still happening at the MIYC. I’m sure all the Snowbirds miss the Club as much as we do! Enjoy your summer and go to the Club! Linda Marr

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Looking for a delightful way to meet a great group of women? Thursday mornings at MIYC bring much laughter as we play Pony Canasta. Starting at 9:30 & ending after a delicious Club lunch by 1:00. New players welcome! All you need is a willingness to laugh & learn. Don't know how to play, but want to learn? Know how to play and want to join the group? Everyone is welcome! Call Marsha Riss 389-7477 or email garndoc@gmail.com

Marco Island Yacht Club Friday Golf Group Marco Island Yacht Club has a lot of members who enjoy getting out on the links. In recognition of this, we have a golf club within the yacht club! Every Friday morning a MIYC men’s golf group gets together at one of the local courses to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather and golf. This golfing opportunity has been going strong for many years, probably as long as MIYC has been a private, non-profit yacht club. In the winter and spring when we play at Hibiscus, the weekly participants swell to around 50 players on any given Friday. In the summer, when many in the group head north, some weeks we only have between 12 and 20 for play at The Glades. This weekly activity is open to all Members. For those of you who have no knowledge about our Friday golf, let me tell you that it is right for everyone of us who can still swing a golf club and bend down to pick up a golf ball! It is purely for the fun of being out

together and enjoying each other’s company on a beautiful 18 holes. Additionally, every 4 -6 weeks, we have a $5.00 tournament that usually has three flights. Everyone has a good chance to win. So, please, if you are looking for some friendly golf on a Friday morning, consider joining our group. Call me at 239-970-0273 or Bob Winterhalter at 239-389-0825, for more information and to get signed up. Dick Irwin, Past Commodore

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MIYC has changed the source of our email blasts (our way of letting you know what’s happening at the Club). Please add the following email address to your contacts list in order to avoid eblasts going to your spam file. broadcastmessage@marcoislandyachtclub.net If you would like to receive email blasts on other email addresses, please call the Club - 394-0199 or send an email: receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net e b l a s t s Attention! Carol Comeaux ceecee34@gmail.com sends out our Club eblasts. If you have something that needs to be 'blasted' let Carol know! Need Fuel? Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club is offering a 5% discount on fuel at the public docks from May 1-October 31. Show your MIYC Membership Card and you must be in the MIYC Roster. Your Reciprocal Privileges as a Member of a Florida Council Yacht Club! Your Yacht Club is one of 36 private, member owned yacht clubs, stretching from Pensacola to Marathon to Jacksonville that are members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. The Council’s mission is to encourage the sport of yachting, promote the science of seamanship, and provide for the entertainment of its members. You can enjoy social and dining privileges as well as excellent marina facilities at any of the member clubs; some clubs offer golf and tennis as well. Here’s how you can begin enjoying the benefit of that reciprocity: ! Locate a member club you would like to visit by viewing the clubs on the Council web site, www.floridacouncilofyachtclubs.com or referring to the Guide to the Clubs by Land and Water. purchase your ! Review what each club offers, check days and times of operations, and note contact information for dining or docking reservations. ! Provide your member number. You should call each club directly so that nothing gets lost in the translation. ! Show your membership card when you arrive, all charges will be billed to your yacht club account, so be certain that your name and member number are correctly recorded. NOTE: Reciprocity is only for Full and Associate Members. There may be times or days when reservations will not be available, such as during special or member- only events. Some clubs also have restrictions on the frequency of use. First night dockage is free once every thirty days, but expect to pay a daily utility fee. Available slips at each club are limited in number and size, so early reservations are key.

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The Ship’s Store

SUMMER PLANNED ARRIVALS: Tervis - 12, 16 and 24 oz. tumblers with lids on 16 & 24 oz. Prestige Flags - 12x18 double sided and 14x21 double sided Children's MIYC caps in many colors Special order requests - please e-mail me at billwallen@aol.com or sandywallen@icloud.com . You may also call me at 207-865-1259 in Maine. I will be searching out new vendors and items to begin the new season beginning in October. E-mail any general suggestions or individual requests. I would love to hear from you. Don't forget, the Ship's Store is open for the summer, so stop by for some food, wine and of course - shopping. Wishing you all a great summer and see you in October with many new Ship's Store surprises! Sandy Wallen

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Vice Commodore

NS&YC informed us that 11-13 dates probably won’t work, but will send us their schedule in August so we can try to pick alternative dates that work for both Clubs. Please let me know if you will be willing to be Captain of this or another Cruise. Bob Winterhalter Vice Commodore robertswinterhalter@gmail.com

I’d like to thank Captain Everitt and 1 st Mate Ellie for hosting May’s Pre-Sunset Cruise Dock Party. While the weather was “Iffy”, the company was Grand and Chef John’s creations were rewarded with a standing ovation. That was our last Sunset Cruise until October 25, 2017. Rear Commodore Comeaux will be hosting some Afternoon Cruises periodically thru the Summer. Peggy Frazier has accepted the Extended Cruise Captain position for next FY and the monthly list that was approved by the Bridge --at its last meeting --is posted in this Anchor Line. Now we need YOU to volunteer for specific Trip Captains!! Our 1 st trip will be in October to Naples Sailing & Yacht Club; also, scheduled as a Day Cruise for its 1 st Day.

Bob Winterhalter Rear Commodore



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Rear Commodore

Summer weather is officially here on Marco Island. Most of the snowbirds have headed north, and our sleepy island is finally on vacation. Boater’s Night is changing, too, adjusting for the Summer Schedule. In July and August, we’ll move Boater’s Night to Thursdays, since the Dining Room will not be open on We d n e s d a y s d u r i n g t h e

Subjects he’ll touch upon include: • Membership growth • Our 2018 budget planning process • Updates on the Mariner’s Fund (Capital Improvements) • Updates on the Burgee Bar • Updates on the MIYC Strategic Plan and new organization changes We hope to see all of you “full timers” on Wednesday, June 7 th at 6:00 pm for cocktails and 7:00 pm for dinner! Jeff Comeaux Rear Commodore

Jeff Comeaux Rear Commodore


Our very next Boater’s Night will still be on Wednesday, however, and it will be a “Chairman Chat.” On Wednesday June 7, MIYC Chairman Dave Everitt will present a Chairman’s Overview, followed by an open Q & A.

Port Captain

Most of the boats that come to Marco island Marina come to enjoy our island, but the last couple of weeks in May we became more of a safe haven for boats trying to go to Key West. This year the winds seem to have been much stronger and have lasted for a longer period.

delicious brunch. Recently, “Zig Zag” from Ft. Myers stopped at the Marina on their way to the Keys. The owner remembered Chef Bob’s prime rib and told me that they would stop again on their return trip. June brings the long hot days of summer and marks the beginning of hurricane season. Whether your boat is in the water or in dry storage, there are many things that you should do to be ready. This becomes even more important if you leave for the summer. Elmer Wheeler, the Dockmaster at MIMA, has a check list for getting your boat prepared. You can stop by MIMA and talk with Elmer. He’ll be glad to give you a copy of the check list. Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

One boat left Naples on their way to Key West, but the seas were so rough that they came into Marco Island and didn’t even try to get back to Naples. MIYC is getting known throughout Southwest Florida for its great dining. There have been a number of boats staying a little longer on Sunday to enjoy MIYC’s

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Sailing Fleet

As we all know, change is inevitable. Over the past few weeks we in the Southwest Florida Sailing Communities have been putting our heads together in plotting out the next few years of competitive sailing in our area. Ft. Myers has asked if they could possibly join with Naples and Marco Island with the hopes that each regatta would then be able to a t t r a c t mo r e r a c e r s . Wi t h leadership from Commodore Lois Dixon and Vice Commodore Bob

Center's summer youth sailing program provides great opportunity for Marco Island children. The first adult Wednesday evening small-boat sailing was a great success this Spring. We averaged about ten sailors each week. The program ran for six weeks (actually seven due to a weather cancellation) with participants asking for more. We coordinated this with the Sailing Center, Gulf Coast Sailing Club, and Sailing Association of Marco Island. We'll be talking about how we can perhaps expand the program next year. America's Cup 2017 By the time you read this, the 2017 America's Cup qualifying events will be underway in Bermuda. Qualifying and Challenge races will be May 27-June 12. Finals will be June 17-18 and June 24-27. Qualifying and challenge races will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Channel. Finals will be on NBC. Check your local listings for specific times. Nautical Trivia The expression "taking the wind out of one's sails" comes from sailing racing. It comes from the racing tactic of sailing in such a way as to steal the wind from another boat. It will be interesting to see if the tactic is used at all in the America's Cup races - - - especially with the new, space-age boats. Have a summer of smooth sailing! Chuck Downton - Fleet Sailing Captain mdownton@aol.com

Chuck Downton Fleet Sailing Captain

Winterhalter, we have been in discussions with the other sailing organizations and yacht clubs in planning for the future. There is general agreement that we need to include Ft. Myers. In doing this, we would most likely have to move the racing venue farther north - - - perhaps off of Bonita Beach. Thoughts are that all regattas would be run by the Gulf Coast Sailing Club with volunteer assistance from each of the sailing organizations. Having a common venue would enable a common set of Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions which would simplify regatta preparation. That's the thinking to this point. We're still in the talking stage. I'll keep you posted as things progress. We presented a $500 check to the Youth Sailing Program at the Marco Island Community Sailing Center. The money represented the proceeds of this season's two sailing regattas after all expenses. Thanks to the sailors, volunteers and contributors who made this gift possible. The Sailing Ahoy MIYC Members! Our Bridge Crew is hard at work planning the Extended Cruise schedule for the 2017-18 season (get your input in!). Vice Commodore Bob Winterhalter has posted the proposed Extended Cruise schedule in last month’s Anchor Lines. This season’s cruising/sailing schedule is from October 2017 through April 2018. Along with the Extended Cruise schedule I would like to hear ideas/input for the Day Cruise destinations. Our first Day Cruise of the season is likely to be at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in October. The traditional Day Cruise boundaries have been from Everglades City to North Naples and typically happen on a Tuesday (of course, exceptions to this are always entertained). It is important to note that some destinations will have a cancellation policy. We will make every effort to ensure you are aware of this policy at time of booking. I would like to add more kayak tours and beach parties to the cruising schedule for the season. This is highly Cruise Fleet

dependent on participation so I am very interested in hearing your thoughts on these events as soon as possible so we can get them on the calendar.

There is an ongoing effort to identify our fleet of participating vessels and captains. If you have not been contacted already, please contact me about your willingness to participate in the Extended and Day Cruises. My thanks once again to the entire Club for a wonderful 2016-17 cruise season. Fair winds and following seas... Chip Pittman - Cruise Fleet Captain chippittman1@gmail.com Chip Pittman Cruise Captain

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