MIYC August:September 2019

Marco Island Yacht Club

August/September 2019 Volume 19:8/9


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Independence Day Celebration!

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Lobsterfest !

The Bretthauers Were Busy This Summer! Link from EAA Oshkosh Thursday: Neil and Vicki Bretthauer attend the EAA Spirit of Aviation 50 th Anniversary in Oshkosh WI on July 24-25. The Captain on the 747-800 aircraft in the attached link is their son Eric. The wing span of this aircraft is 225 feet, nose to tail is 250 feet, Max takeoff weight is 985,000 pounds. It holds 59,000 gallons of fuel fully loaded. It was EAA Women’s Day at Oshkosh on Wednesday so Eric had some younger female fans who wanted him to autograph pictures of the 747. The other pic has Captain Eric with his proud parents. The UPS Boeing 747-8F and 931st Air... - EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

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By Ellie Everitt Happy Hour and Dinner for Summer Trivia were held in the Harbour Room. We had a small crowd at this event -- only 19 people at three tables. Guests drew table numbers as they entered the Harbour Room. Spouses did not sit together which made for a great mixer. Dinner was served while we played Trivia. Chef Bob prepared a set meal that included Baked Brie in Pastry with Baby Greens, Chicken Cordon Bleu with French Beans and Scalloped Potatoes, and Lemon Meringue Pie. Dave and I hosted the event with three rounds, each with 15 questions: • Round #1 questions were about Movie Trivia • Round #2 questions were about TV Trivia • Round #3 questions dealt with General Trivia Table #3 won all three rounds of questions and the grand prize. Winners at the table included: Robert Colangelo, Carol Comeaux, Geoff Fahringer, Angela Holt, Linda Spell, and Tom Wentworth.

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Announcing a Whole New Way to Dine at MIYC

Let’s Fla-Mingle!

…and It Makes Your Club Even More Social! We invite you to come to your Club often to sit at the "Open Table.” It will be easy to recognize as it will have a Pink Flamingo as a centerpiece! In fact, the “ Open Table” has already been named the "Fla-Mingles Table!"

Now, any and all Members can dine together and have a good time without any previous arrangements or group invitation, except for a reservation of course! And for singles and new members, it is even better news!

So, are you thinking of coming to dinner, but don't have previous plans? Just make a reservation and ask to be seated at the “ Open Table!”

We look forward to seeing you soon! As always, call 239-394-0199 for your reservation at the Open Table !

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MIYC Member Events By Angela Holt

The summer calendar is filled with activities for Members who live on Marco Island and those who pay us a visit during the months of June, July and August. Reciprocals have also gotten the word that MIYC is the place to be for fun and fine dining. Independence Day was held on June 29 with a group of more than 80 rockin' to the tunes of Omar Baker and partaking in an awesome summer buffet complete with ribs, chicken, and the old-fashioned picnic items of brats and burgers. Chef Bob made it a special event. Pam and staff decorated the Harbour Room with an All-American red, white and blue theme. Cooking with Chef Bob was another delicious event coupled with a tutorial about healthy foods and safe preparation. These special dinners and lunches will continue throughout the year. If there is a subject matter that you would like to have Chef focus on, give him a call. He likes to hear from his Members. The special theme nights on Saturday evenings have been popular. Italian Night, Bastille Night and Jambalaya pleased the diners and the reciprocals. Check each week for the dinner menu offerings and

bring your friends for a different dining treat. Margaritaville Party on July 20 is one of our favorite tributes to Jimmy Buffett. Nevada Smith entertained the crowd dressed in their casual island style. The menu featured tacos, pizza and sliders, short ribs and grouper. The meal was

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topped off with key lime pie. The Harbour Room was decorated to reflect the mood, and Margaritas were the drink of the night. Plans are in the works for Trivia and Hot Summer Nights Latin dancing in the weeks ahead. Summertime is fun time at the MIYC!

Angela Holt Chair - Member Events Committee

At the July Boaters’ Night, Alan Sandlin spoke about the Marco Island History Museum. The Marco Cat has recently been returned. If you have not visited the museum, make a point to go soon. It is world class. Consider a Membership!

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Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center We have had classes from June 10th though August 2 nd and had a total of 51 students take the classes in both Beginner and Intermediate! We also had a number of students come back and take additional training along with 3 students we gave private classes to. Our partnership with Marco Island Community Sailing Center and particularly Rocky Cale has been wonderful! His dedication not only to the program, but to the children is great to see! It has been a pleasure to work along side him! The next programs we hope to have up and running will be a Saturday morning racing program for advanced Opti sailors through the beginning of December. We also plan on a Fall High School Sailing Program with students in 420’s. Adult sailing lessons are still in the works, but should be up and running by Season. I want to particularly thank Dave Everitt for all his efforts in dealing with the City to finalize the lease and all the legalities involved. Without his support, we could not have this program running! I also want to thank Bob DeFoe for his efforts in setting up our administration program and Tina our receptionist for all her time inputting all the applications into our database. As with all things…..this has been and will continue to be a group effort and I am very thankful to them all.

Dwyn von Bereghy Fleet Sailing Captain

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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Enhancements to your Equity Membership We have some really exciting news for Equity members. First, many of you have asked to have some form of recognition for being an Equity member. Your Membership Committee working with the Board of Directors has subtly redesigned the Equity name badge adding a line showing that you are an Equity Member. If you would like to have your name badge replaced, please send an email to Cynthia Hultquist at membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net showing how you would like your name to read on the new badge. You will then exchange your former badge for the new badge. Also, you may remember that the wine bin program was modified so that only Equity members are allowed to have bins on the property. Below are the instructions for the new program. Wine Bin Program The Wine Bin Program is for Equity Members only. The wine is stored in our temperature-controlled cabinets. Red wines are stored at a temperature between 58-62 degrees and white wines are stored at a temperature between 48-52 degrees. An Equity Member can have one free wine bin either red or white that holds two standard 750ml bottles of wine. • Additional wine bins may be rented for one year at $50 per bin. Current year May 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 total fee $25. Full year October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 total fee $50. • The corkage fee is $10 per bottle. • You may restock your bin as many times as you want. • Your name will be placed on the bin. • Only authorized staff will be allowed to stock the bins or withdraw the wine when requested. • Members are not allowed to access the wine cabinets. • If you want to use a bottle of wine on a Friday Evening, please order it in advance when you make your reservation so that your server can have it available for you. • Wine Bin Procedures An Equity Member who would like to participate in the wine bin program should e-mail the Front of House Manager at diningmgr@marcoislandyachtclub.net with the following information. • Requesting use of your free wine bin please provide your name, member number and whether you would like a red or white wine bin. • If you are renting an additional wine bin, please provide the same information as above. Your account will be charged the appropriate amount. • Your wine bottles must have your name attached. Bring them in only to Pam Dorr, Tina Carano, Nicolas Fournier or Cynthia Hultquist. • A log will be kept on all wine bins.

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Cruising Florida’s West Coast Islands What are MIYC Members up to this Summer?

By Linda Sandlin Marco Island is indeed our home and in our opinion the best of the best! However, the entire West coast of Florida is adorned with a string of emerald and quartz island jewels, separated by sparkling white sand rimmed passes, great bays & scenic Rivers. This May, we experienced the West Coast up close and personal cruising in our “Camelot” where we hiked and biked the tropical, “real Florida” hammocks of 7 of the remote barrier island state parks under live oaks draped with Spanish moss, slash pines and sabal palm canopies, kayaked through narrow mangrove tunnels & snorkeled the aqua clear waters. In between “nature fixes” we enjoyed the diversity of 9 yacht clubs with supper served poolside from the Tiki bar in our bathing suits at Venice YC and Clearwater YC, to walking down memory lane of the first 10 years of our marriage at world famous St. Armand’s Circle from the Sarasota YC, to a marvelous cultural retreat docked right down town at the St Petersburg YC, within walking distance to all their fabulous museums, to the ultimate tourist beach at Clearwater. Our northern most port, the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, in this incredibly friendly town up the scenic Anclote River, we walked for miles to enjoy the handsome Victorian historic district on the

charming bayou and the authentic sponge docks along the River where EVERYTHING is Greek including the language. We spent the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Caledesi Island State Park which, like Marco, has early Indian mounds and a fascinating pioneer history, but this island has no bridges and is undeveloped. The hiking and kayaking there offers solitude, birding, historical remnants, and nature untouched. Bradenton YC was a special surprise with complimentary bicycles. We spent the day biking Emerson Park & Terra Ceia Preserve State Park with historic Indian temple mounds and great scenic trails. The Field Club YC in Sarasota is stunning and is listed on the National Historic Registry originally being the home of Marshall Field of Chicago fame. The Field Club offers not only outstanding dockage and dining, but also a huge pool for swimming in a historically wonderful Spanish ambience. Last stop was Cabbage Key for a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and walking the enchanting Island watching their cache of gopher turtles! Then an open water trip home across the emerald green Gulf of Mexico to our paradise in the sun- Marco Island. The West Coast is amazingly beautiful, historically bountiful and offers “something for everyone” on a cruising sojourn!

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More - What are MIYC Members up to this Summer!

Happy Birthday party for Sandy Wallen and Nancy Traiser, July 28, 2019. Many MIYC Members, including Holts, Winterhalters, Dixons, Pantanos, Harlacker/Deganuttis, McKeowns, Rosenbergs, Douglas/Muthers and Haworths were on hand for the celebration!

Freeport Maine. Sea Dog Brewery. Lots of MIYC friends.

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On the Bridge, we identified the need to have an expanded Bridge roster with more resources for the future. To accomplish this, we added two new pos i t i ons - Quartermaster and Fleet Surgeon. Lee Dorison has accepted the role as the Quartermaster and Dave Randall has accepted the position

For those of us on Marco Island for the summer, things are very quiet. Restaurants are easy to visit, the traffic on the roads is nonexistent and the weather is hot a n d h u m i d ( t h a t ’ s Florida). As we’re seeing around the world, the weather patterns have been unusual with rain t h r oughou t t he day ( c o m p a r e d t o t h e

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as Fleet Surgeon for the Marco Island Yacht Club. The Quarter master will be responsible for all equipment (flags, canon, burgees, etc.) used in the Colors ceremony and other Bridge activities. The Fleet

Surgeon will provide support as needed promoting the health and well being of Members while participating on Extended and Day Cruises. Jeff Comeaux - Commodore

historical afternoon patterns), more thunder and lightning and waterspouts. This photo was taken near Caxambus Pass in mid-July.

More - What are MIYC Members up to this Summer! David Randall & Shelly Derrough Spent Some Time in Sardinia! Greetings to all from Porto Cervo, Sardinia off the coast of Italy! We have a Lagoon 52 catamaran in charter with Dream Yacht Charter that is owned jointly between three couples and that presently resides in Marsh Harbour, , Bahamas. We may have mentioned the deal wherein they keep it for 5 ½ years and we get periodic use as well as some reciprocal exchanges for other boats. Dream Yacht Charter promises professional maintenance during this period of time though given their gross ineptitude and deliberate negligence, we can hear the vessel deteriorating all the way across the ocean. Anyway, we have come to Corsica and adjacent Sardinia for a couple weeks of pre-season sailing with friends doing a reciprocal swap. Now halfway through our adventure, we started in Propriano, Ajaccio, and then to Bonifacio – all Corsican. Our Sardinian ports have been La Maddelena and (present location) Porto Cervo thus far. Tomorrow should see us in Porto Rotondo and then Paulo before returning back to Corsica.

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MIYC Membership

Our Equity Badges continue to be popular! They are understated but a nice form of recognition for our Equity Members. If you are an Equity Member and would like to e x c h a n g e y o u r b a d g e , p l e a s e e m a i l membership@marcoislandyachtclub.net with how you would like your name badge to read. Cynthia, Tina and Elaine will have your badges waiting for you at the reception desk. Be sure to bring your old name badge with you as we are recycling the badges! We’re welcoming Jill Kiley, Bruce and Melanie Kraemer and Henry Stanley to our Committee. We look forward to having new ideas to share with all Members. Henry’s FLA-mingle Program, the revised Open table Concept still with a reservation necessary, is already a big hit! Thanks to Pam Dorr, our Dining Manager, for help with the catchy name! Member Referral is one of my favorite ways for us to gain new Members so let me remind you about our Member Recruiting Member Program! Through September 30 th , any new Member you refer who joins the Club as a Full or Social Member receives a 25% discount off of joining fees! Effective October 1, there will be no more discounting of joining fees for Social Members as we are nearing our quota on Social memberships. Also, the Member Recruiting Member Discount for Full Membership will be reduced to 20% so REFER THOSE NEW MEMBERS NOW! We also have a bonus for you - If you sponsor a new Member to our Club, you and the new Member each receive a $100 gift certificate for Food and Beverage. This is my favorite part of the column, to welcome all of our new and returning Members! Barbara and Douglas Hess have joined us as Summer Members. They won the Membership at the Chamber of Commerce’s Glory of the Grape! They joined us on the 6th of July and are looking forward to other summer events. Joann Leach has added her lovely daughter-in-law Andrea to her Social Membership. Andrea is from Ohio and will be moving down permanently. She is an artist and has already volunteered to help on the Member Art Show in January.

using their reciprocal privileges with FCYC even attending the FCYC July Event! Kelley also was helping to get new Members for the Club on the Friday Night of the week they joined! Kelley said she didn’t want to be introduced as the Club’s newest Member for long! Jan and Jim Rich and Debra and Bill Schroeder both re-joined the Club as Full Members! Please welcome them back to our great boating community! Rita and Werner Allgayer had been visiting us as reciprocals from Treviso Bay and mentioned that they used to be Members. We did a Board Exchange Offer with them and they have joined us every Friday Night! Dr. Michael Israel moved his boat to MIMA and then had dinner with the Sunset Cruise Group on Wednesday evening. (Yes, the cruise group that didn’t take a cruise.) He then joined the Club as a MIMA Full Member. He will be back with return in October. Finally, please welcome Paula and Robert Fesik to the Club as Summer Members. They are looking forward to participating in our Summer activities! Please welcome aboard all these new members! Be sure to mark your calendar for all the exciting events that our Member Events Committee plans for us as well as our Boating Committee! 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. Even if you are away from us this summer, please take the time to update your biography in the roster portion of the website. We really would like to have as many bios as possible on the website! Just click on the pencil in the upper corner to update any and all of your information! We do like you to keep your preferred address as your primary address on the roster just in case we need to send you information. Enjoy your summer and keep bringing us new Members!

Vicki Bretthauer (for Co-Chair Kathy Caruso, too)

Tom and Kelley Wentworth joined us the end of June as Full Members and have already taken a boat trip

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Marco Island Yacht Club 2019 Season

• 1 st - 18 th Club Closed for Heavy Cleaning • 13 th - 15 th FCYC Bird Key YC • 19 th Club Re-opens on Prime Rib Night • 20 th Friday Night White-Out (everyone dress in white since your Club is spic & span!) • 26 th Fishing Club • 28 th College Football Tailgate - Wear clothing from your favorite team - T-shirts allowed. Join us for burgers and brats! • 3 rd Trivia • 7 th Informal Member Get Together - Boating & Fishing Stories • 8 th - 12 th Extended Cruise - Marathon & Marlin Bay Resort • 10 th Dinner & a Movie • 17 th Hot August Nights featuring Latin recipes from our Staff • 22 nd Fishing Club • 24 th Orient Express Theme • 28 th Sunset Cruise • 31 st Labor Day Luau with Omar Baker

Weekly Activities Some dates and activities may change during the summer. • Ladies’ Bridge –Wednesday: Noon • Ladies’ Canasta–Thursday: 9:30 am (Maybe inAugust) Golf in the Morning - Thursday: 9:00am • Men’s Golf - Friday: 9:00 am • Water Aerobics - Tuesday & Saturday 10:00 am Thurs. 1:00 pm • Happy Hour - Friday: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Also on Saturdays for the Summer! MonthlyActivities • Boater’s Night – 1 st Wednesday each month (Except September)

Summer Canasta! Our full time residents continue to play! Great way to enjoy camaraderie during the the hot humid summer days on Thursdays at 9:30. Contact Kimberly Porter, k.korbporter58@gmail.com for additional information about joining this fun loving group.

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Upcoming MIYC August Events

Boaters’ Night Wednesday - August 7 th Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm Informal Member Get Together - Boating & Fishing Stories Reservations - 239-394-0199 Hot Summer Nights Saturday, August 17 th

Dinner & Movie Wednesday - August 7 th Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm Share Dinner and a Movie with your friends. Reservations - 239-394-0199

5:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm Dinner Featuring Latin recipes from our Staff Reservations - 239-394-0199

Labor Day Luau With Entertainment by Omar Baker Saturday, August31st Reservations - 239-394-0199

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Tuesday 9:30 am - 3 pm

Summer Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get cooler. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.


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MIYC Fishing Club Thursday, August 26 th 11:30am Fishing reports in Southwest Florida are red hot. Even with the crazy weather we’ve been having, fishing reports are excellent. With offshore fishing, anglers are catching most of the larger fish in 120 + feet of water. Species include Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack and an occasional Permit. Cigar minnows seem to be the preferred bait. With the backwater fishing, guides are reporting excellent bite with Snook and Redfish on Pilchers. In mid-August, the Fishing Club is planning one offshore trip and one backwater trip. Keep a watch out for more details to follow.

If you are interested in fishing and would like to join the Fishing Club, please contact me at comeaux411@icloud.com or call me at 847-951-3400.

Jeff Comeaux - Commodore & Fishing Club Chair

MIYC on Facebook Don't forget to 'like' our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ yachtingmarco to see what's happening at MIYC. (You do not need to join Facebook to like our page.) If you are a member of Facebook, feel free to "Check-in" when you're attending events and to share our posts with your friends! You can also “tag” the Club when you post events you attend.

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Chairman’s Report

As the famous Gershwin song from Porgy and Bess goes…. “Summertime and the living’ is easy…” and it’s true here on Marco as well! The summer so far has been very enjoyable. We have had a little of the normal summer heat, but it has not been as hot as our Members who headed North for the Summer are experiencing. I do like the summers here. Time on the islands seems to slow down a bit, and around the Club, we have the opportunity to enjoy dining with Members and new friends from other Clubs who are taking advantage of summer reciprocal privileges. Many of our Members also avail themselves of other Clubs in the area as well. Around the Clubhouse, we now have two part-time individuals working on routine maintenance again, and we have been working to spruce up the landscaping a bit. A lot of work is going into budget planning for next year as well as finalizing our Cruise Schedule for 2020 and our Event Schedule for next year. Be sure to look for the updated calendars on the web site! Your Board of Directors, and the Nominating and Governance Committee are gearing up for our November Membership meeting. We have 2 open Board seats and the Rear Commodore position that will have candidates presented at the November meeting for

Memb e r c o n s i d e r a t i o n . Members will also consider updates to the Bylaws at the November meeting, as well. And, we expect to present a revised Marina plan to the Membership for consideration in November as well. The project has been re-scoped since MIMA’s decision not to

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participate. The Board has considered aspects of the project, and determined it is worthy of presenting to the Membership. Look for a series of informational emails between now and November on this subject. I hope all of you are ‘living easy’ this summer! If you find your way back to Marco for a quick visit this summer, be sure to stop by the Club. If you are here through the summer…I’ll see you at the Club!

Dave Everitt Chairman of the Board Marco Island Yacht Club

Boat Inspections Courtesy vessel inspections are provided by the Power Squadron and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Inspections cover US Coast Guard required safety equipment.

Decals awarded for successful inspections. SCHEDULE YOUR INSPECTION NOW Contact Rudy Landwaard of the Power Squadron (239) 389-4444

John Moyer of the Auxiliary (239) 248-7078 Al Rapp of the Auxiliary (239) 393-4949

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Yoga at MIYC

Yoga may look like it is just a practice for your body, but many people attribute lower stress levels, less anxiety, and better sleep thanks to Yoga. It is a practice connecting the body, the mind, and the breath, and it is available to all. The best thing about Yoga is that it can be modified for any level, any body, and any age. Even if you have past injury or history of illness, there is a yoga practice available to you. More information to come…. Contact Jill Kiley for more information jillrkiley@gmail.com

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The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC), comprised of 36 yacht clubs including Marco Island, meets six times a year. This year’s meeting locations included the: St Petersburg, Eau Gallie, Marathon, St. Charles, Charlotte Harbor and Florida Yacht Clubs. FCYC meetings are open for all full and associate club members to attend. You can travel by land or take your boat. If you are interested or would like to learn more about FCYC, please contact me. As a note for your calendars, our Marco Island Club will be hosting the general meeting, May 14-18, 2021. FCYC employs government affairs lobbyists, Johnson and Blanton, to overwatch all legislative issues concerning boating and the waterways in Florida. Highlights of the report they gave in St. Petersburg include (1) possession of shark fins is no longer allowed, (2) a gopher tortoise license plate has been proposed, (3) Key West has

Ray Rosenberg Vice Commodore FCYC Director

created sun screen rules, much like the State of Hawaii (could move through the rest of the State), (4) new Governor’s appointments regarding Boating Advisory Council, and (5) new water policy reforms proposed by Governor DeSantis. Details on all are contained in the full report. You can see the detailed report by following the below link: http://www.floridacouncilofyachtclubs.com/government_affairs.htm


The Florida Yacht Club November 8-10, 2019 Tampa Yacht & Country Club January 10-12, 2020 Isles Yacht Club March 13-15, 2020 Davis Island Yacht Club May 15-17, 2020 Vero Beach Yacht Club July 10-12, 2020 Coral Ridge Yacht Club September 11-13, 2020 Sarasota Yacht Club November 13-15, 2020 Key Biscayne Yacht Club January 8-10, 2021 The Florida Yacht Club March 12-14, 2021 Marco Island Yacht Club May 14-16, 2021 Venice Yacht Club July 9-11, 2021 Bird Key Yacht Club September 10-13, 2021

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Join FCYC Incoming Commodore Jon Williams on a 10 night Eastern Caribbean sailing onboard the luxurious ms/Riviera

Dec 5-15, 2019 This itinerary is blessed by the sun’s radiant rays; the tropics promise adventurous excursions ashore and carefree days at sea. A unique sailing with charming, smaller islands that are less visited. DAY DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART THU DEC 5 MIAMI, FLORIDA 6 PM FRI DEC 6 GREAT STIRRUP CAY, BAHAMAS 7 AM 4 PM SAT DEC 7 CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SUN DEC 8 SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 10 AM 10 PM MON DEC 9 PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN 10 AM 9 PM TUE DEC 10 ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA 7 AM 6 PM WED DEC 11 CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA 8 AM 5 PM THU DEC 12 GUSTAVIA, ST. BARTS 8 AM 4 PM FRI DEC 13 CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SAT DEC 14 CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SUN DEC 15 MIAMI, FLORIDA 7 AM *The breathtaking Oceania Riviera offers highlights in many ways, including the enchanting Lalique Grand Staircase, the impressive Owner's Suites in Ralph Lauren style or imposing designer elements on the ship. Six of the many on-board restaurants are gourmet restaurants with free seating and no extra charge. This beautiful mid-size ship can accommodate up to 1,250 passengers. V.I.P. World Travel 4971 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota, FL 34235 Ph: 941-377-0017 or 800-323-7448 mail@vipworldtravel.travel VN: FCYCOC19

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Mariner's Society Donations from Members make a real difference to the success of Marco Island Yacht Club. Our generous Members enable the Club to make beautiful renovations and provide extra "pop" at events. For example, the Burgee Bar renovation was made possible entirely by Member donations. The bar was expanded, new drop down window covers were installed and attractive curtains and valances were added. How Can I Donate? You can make a general donation or donate for a specific project. We have identified a number of needs and wishes, which are listed in a binder just below a recognition plaque in the lobby area. Here is a sampling of initiatives we are looking for Member donations to fund: • Landscaping around the front of the Club • Upstairs dining room chairs • Major update of upstairs dining room If you'd like to donate to one of these initiatives or any other project of your choice, please download the Mariner Donation Form , on which you can indicate the project you wish to support, the amount of donation and how you wish to pay (separate check, credit card or Club monthly statement.) If there is something special you would like to see happen and would like to financially support, please let any member of the Board, Bridge or Mariner's Committee know. Mariner's Society Recognition Levels A Mariner's Society recognition plaque in the lobby hallway honors the cumulative contributions Members have made. • Bronze $ 2,500-$4,000 $40,000-$50,000 $$$ to be determined

$ 500 $ 2,500 $ 10,000 $ 20,000 $ 50,000 $100,000

• Silver • Gold • Platinum • Diamond • Sapphire

Final Voyage If you have enjoyed the Club, please consider a gift from your estate.

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

In case you missed it, the clubhouse, much like our summer weather, has been hot! Special thanks to all that have helped me carry the marketing message that MIYC is a happening place to be this Summer. Our continuous barrage of exciting promotions has proven successful with our overall Food and Beverage numbers routinely eclipsing our expectations (i.e. – budget). Our reciprocal guests have taken notice as well with over 15 attending “Lobsta-fest” this past weekend. With promotions like “Farmers Market Wednesday,” where we highlight interesting Vegetarian - Gluten free options as well as Twin Broiled Lobster Tails to “Thirsty Thursday” where we offer a complimentary bottle of excellent wine with the purchase of two dinner entrees to our Saturday Night Spotlights where we have had several highlighted themes, such as “Bastille Day (French)," “Jambalaya Night,” “Italian Riviera Night,” “Lobsta-fest,” “Margaritaville Buffet,” “Karaoke”, “Trivia” etc., we have been the most active Club I know of in this area. It has certainly been exciting for me as well as Pam, the servers and all the back of the house, too! I expect August to reap more of the Summer same starting with “Trivia Night” on Saturday, August 3 rd and culminating with our “Labor Day Cookout” on Saturday, August 31. Mark your calendars as we ready the Club

for our annua l c l os i ng, Sep t embe r 3 r d t h r ough September 18th, reopening on Thursday, September 19th for Dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. As usual, we have a long list of things we are looking to accomplish during t h e c l o s i n g , i n c l u d i n g preventive maintenance on K i t c h e n e q u i p m e n t , Landscaping configurations, Sprinkler System repair, Kitchen Fl oor s t r i pp i ngs , Cour t yard Fountain Upgrade and various

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other repairs and touch ups. If you are unable to reach someone at the Club during this time, please leave your message and someone will return your call promptly. As the interesting philosopher Waldo Edson Henderson once said ““Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Our collective forward thinking has put the Marco Island Yacht Club in a solid position for future success. See you at the Club! Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

The Burgee Tiles in the Dockside Lounge Voting Members, do you have your personalized burgee displayed in the Dockside Lounge? If you don’t it is not too late to design one! Your Burgee tile is meant to be a replica of your private burgee. ART SELLERS located at 812 E Elkcam Circle 239-389-5269 can make one for you! They are in the same building as the Sand Bar, just at the opposite end. Go visit them to have your burgee created and displayed proudly in your Dockside Lounge! Have younoticed theBurgees hanging in theBurgeeBar? A private burgee, or owner's signal, is a way of expressing your own vision of the pleasure of sailing, and pride in your boat. The tradition of a unique pennant flown from the masthead goes back hundreds of years. The word "burgee" usually refers to a yacht club flag, but modern yachtsmen often use the term for any private flag. You can choose to make your own flag or hire someone to do the sewing. Read more: How to Design Your Own Boat Burgee Flag | eHow.com http:// www.ehow.com/how_7340673_design-own-boat-burgee-flag.html#ixzz2IG39W9v5 If you need help with your Private Burgee, contact: http://sailbaglady.com/

Burgees at MIYC

Blue Moon

This burgee belongs to Jim and Linda Marr. Blue Moon is the name of their boat.

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A q u a f i t a t M I Y C 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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ONLY ONE LEVEL OF SERVICE: FULL SERVICE Why wait? Join today and save 10% off a Sea Tow

membership with promo code: MIYC Sea Tow Marco Island \ 239-394-1188 \ seatow.com

Cooperating Group Discount

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The MIYC Group Program has been renewed with Boat U.S. This entitles the person 50% on the membership ($15 instead of $30). Additional Discounts apply to towing. The Group is # GA84657B. It is best to call when an individual renews their membership. 800-395-2628 Here is a link to this web page: http://www.boatus.com/membership/group/benefits.asp Special Co-Op Group Benefits include: Half-price BoatUS Membership. Your members are entitled to a full Membership in BoatUS for only $15 - that’s 50% off the regular $30 annual dues! Towing Package Discounts are also available through our Cooperating Group. BoatUS Member benefits include Member Rewards at West Marine stores, discounts at boating and fishing related businesses nationwide on fuel, repairs and overnight slips, on-the-water Towing Services, highly respected Marine Insurance, a subscription to BoatUS Magazine and much more.

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MIYC Brunch on the Gulf 10am - 1pm Join us at the MIYC for Sunday Brunch each week ~ 10am - 1pm (September 22 nd & 29 th ) Reservations - 239-394-0199 Club Dress

Please donùt forget to wear your name tag when you visit the Club. We have many new Members and new Staff Members, too.

MIYC Mini Reef Program Helps Clean Our Canals We all love our Island Paradise and the beautiful waters we boat on. Doing what we can to keep our waters clean is a priority at Marco Island Yacht Club. That’s why we are promoting Ocean Habitats’ “Mini Reefs” to Members to be installed under your docks. We have three under our MIYC docks and dozens of Members are installing them, too. . Each reef establishes an ecosystem of aquatic life under the docks which mimics the environment normally found in the prop root system of mangrove trees. Once established, one reef can clean 30,000 gallons of water a day.

Left: Carri and John Kendall with David Wolff. Below: The Mini Reefs are lowered and set it place. Right: Nancy McNally with David and her new Mini

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House & Staff

Wednesday through Saturday 5:30 to 8:00 PM and Sunday Brunch will be 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The Club will be closed September 1 st through September 18 th r e o p e n i n g o n September 19 th . We will

I h ope everyone is enjoying their summer. The Club has been active during June and July with some great events and outstanding attendance. The Early Independence Day Party in June, Margaritaville and the Lobster Fest in July all had record attendance. August has always been our biggest challenge. If you are here on Marco come join us for dinner and take advantage of some of Chef’s amazing specials. Be sure to watch for the August special events and mark your calendar now for our Labor Day Luau August 31 st with entertainer Omar Baker. You do not want to miss it. Please do not forget to call in your reservations for lunch or dinner. Since we have fewer people here during the summer, if there are no reservations for any given night, there is a possibility we will close early. Reminder: The Club summer hours are – closed Monday and Tuesday. Lunch will be served on Thursday and Friday only from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Dinner will be served

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be closed but some of the Staff will be working to spruce up the Club for our reopening. This is the time we take every year to do some deep cleaning, painting, floor restoration, and complete some repairs. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you at the Club,

Robert J DeFeo Vice Chairman Operations and HR Chairman

© 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. . acko, CFP David A. Caruso Jan t Perri Ja . alski, CFP Senior Portfolio anager Senior Portfolio Senior Registered Vice President ic resident Manager. Associate Financial Advisor Fi a cial dvisor First Vice President Financial Planning 928 N. Collier Blvd., 3 rd Floor arco Island, FL 34145 239-393-2903 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC BC007 CRC1939448 11/17 BC007 CRC1939448 11/17 928 N. Collier Blvd., 3rd Floor Marco Island, FL 34145 239-393-2903 The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley Stephen D. Macko, CFP® Senior Portfolio Manager Vice President Financial Advisor David A. Caruso Senior Portfolio Manager First Vice President Financial Advisor Janet Perri Senior Registered Associate Financial Planning Associate t Jason M. Zapalski, CFP® Vice President Financial Advisor

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The Shipùs Store News SURVEY MONKEY

Thank you for your invaluable input regarding Ship's Store merchandise. Store purchases will reflect your suggestions. • A great selection of kitchen towels has already arrived. • Upgrades in logo merchandise for both men and women in polos, shirts, and jackets will be entering the inventory at a measured pace due to the cost ramifications. • Decorator pillows, coastal and nautical serving pieces and accessories will continue and be expanded. • Paper napkins will be introduced with a limited selection. • Logo glassware categories will be expanded along with Tervis will remain as basic stock. Wish we could accommodate all your requests, but as you know there is only so much money and very little space. Your support is greatly appreciated! NEW ITEMS RECEIVED THIS SUMMER The inventory much healthier than in past summers = DII - fish oven mitts and potholders, pom pom flamingo dishtowels, along with santorini, blue fish, lagoon fish ,welcome aboard and lagoon dishtowels =Michel- 4 piece plate sets in Sea Life, Flamingo and Palm designs =DEI -mermaid tail handled and flamingo mugs, and turtle and fish dish towels = HOLIDAY - DEI -bottoms up and glitter wine glasses - CAPE SHORE LOGO holiday ornaments along with my favorite 'it's 5:00 somewhere' Join our Store team! Peggy and Mary are anxious to hear from you! We are open and ready to help you! Logo, coastal and nautical at a discount merchandise with all proceeds benefiting MIYC!

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Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset Cruise Wednesday, August 28th Cocktails - 5pm Dinner - 6pm Enjoy a beautiful Sunset Cruise with your friends from the Club. Enjoy a wonderful dinner before heading out for Sunset! No boat? Our boating Members love to share! Participating Members will meet in the Burgee Bar for cocktails and dinner, then head out for a cruise in the Gulf, viewing a great sunset and with any luck, a “Green Flash”.

Ray Rosenberg Vice Commodore

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

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. Doug’s Transportation

Cell (239) 692-4285 Marco Island, FL. 34145

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2019 S umme r Re c i p r o c a l C l u b s Enjoy Reciprocal Privileges at the Following Clubs through October 31

Classics 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 Eagle Creek 11 Cypress View Drive, Naples, FL 34113 Dining 239-793-0500, Tennis 239-775-2642 Estero Country Club 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967 Golf 239-267-7003, Dining 239-267-7000 Tennis 239-267-7001 The Glades 210 Teryl Dr., Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-774-1443, Dining 239-775-5501 Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club 7065 Hamilton Ave., Naples, FL 34112 Dining 239-417-6700 Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club 1370 Borghese Lane, Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-389-6611 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 Golf 239-561-7757, Dining 239-561-8740 Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club 8150 Heritage Club Way, Naples, FL 34112 Golf 239-417-9990, Dining 239-417-8545 Tennis and Fitness Center also 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 Club at the Dunes NEW NAME (formerly “Plantation at the Dunes of Naples”) 310 Dunes Blvd, Naples, FL 34110 239-593-9680 Rookery at Marco 3433 Club Center Blvd, Naples. FL 34114 Golf 239-642-2796, Dining 239-389-6600 Royal Wood Golf and Country Club 4300 Royal Wood Blvd., Naples, FL 34113 Golf 239-774-5585, Dining 239-774-2213 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 Wyndemere Country Club 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, FL 34105 Golf 239-263-1661, Dining 239-263-0389

NEW PARTICIPANTS: Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis Old Corkscrew Golf Course

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Boaters beware at the fuel pump this summer: A bad fuel is lurking by Scott Croft 18 Jun 14:36 UTC

Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and eliminated the three-and-a-half- month blackout period on the sale of E15 (15% ethanol) fuel during the summer months, permitting the fuel to be sold year-round. The fuel had been banned at the pumps from June 1 to September 15 over concerns that it contributed to smog on hot days. As a result of EPA's action, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters that they will need to be very cautious at the gas station to ensure they aren't filling their boats with fuel that's bad (and illegal) for boat engines. "This summer, recreational boat owners will need to be vigilant when refueling their trailer

Trevor Haworth Safety & Training Officer

boats at the gas station to ensure they don't accidentally fill up with E15," said BoatUS Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy. "E15 is often one of the lower-priced fuel options, and that may be appealing even with its lower energy content. The challenge when filling up the boat is that the only misfueling warning you may see is a small orange label among the clutter of signage, prices and advertising adorning the pump. It's very easy to miss." Boaters have no love for ethanol in their gas. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, and its

use - accidental or not - voids many marine engine warranties. E15 has been proven to damage boat engines and fuel systems. A 2018 BoatUS Summer Fuel Survey reported that if they had their choice of fuel, more than four out of five boat owners (83%) would choose E0 (ethanol-free) fuel - if it was available. The same survey reported about half (49 percent) of respondents were unaware that the use of E15 fuel in marine engines was prohibited under federal law and will void the warranty.

All MIYC Boat Captains and First Mates - NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year with a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). This is no reason to be complacent, of course, so this checklist, courtesy of America’s Boating Club, is well worth reading: http://www.theensign.org/uspscompass/contentmain.html Check out the NOAA website for climate predictions https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ The push to sell E15 year-round is a result of the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) mandate to blend biofuels such as corn-ethanol into the nation's gasoline supply. BoatUS is asking recreational boaters for help on the issue by contacting their member of Congress to urge him or her to fix the RFS. The more than half- million-member boat owners group supports fuel choice, including smart biofuels development such as isobutanol, and the availability of ethanol-free (EO) fuels that are increasingly more difficult to find. "The fuel that most boaters want for safe engine operation, E0, is being pushed out of the market," added Kennedy. BoatUS is a member of the Smarter Fuel Future coalition that aims to reform the RFS.

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Hurricane Prep Checklist NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year with a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). This is no reason to be complacent, of course, so this checklist, courtesy of America’s Boating Club, is well worth reading: Here are a few reminders and tips for securing your boat this hurricane season: • If your boat can be trailered, remove it from the water. Take the boat home or to an area elevated above the anticipated storm surge. Consider storing the boat in your garage. • If you do store your boat on land, choose a location clear of trees, overhead wires, or any objects that could come down. Also, do not store the boat on ground that is prone to becoming saturated because it could topple the boat. If possible, strap the boat to the ground. • Whether in the water or on land, reduce your boat’s surface area. Remove all covers, dodgers, canvas, Bimini tops and any gear stored on deck, including dinghies, small outboard motors, spare sails and fuel containers. Remove all sails from the rigging. • Consider removing expensive electronics and storing them at home. • Close all through-hull valves (except auto bilge drains or other deck drains). • Ensure that all the batteries are fully charged. Turn off all electronics except for automatic bilge pumps. • Close and secure all ports, windows and hatches. Secure vents and dorade boxes to engine spaces. • Add extra dock lines. Use as many cleats as possible to distribute the forces on these lines to a larger area. Secure some heavy lines to pilings, but allow for tide and storm surge. • Keep lines from the boat to floating piers as tight as possible. Tighten again after the lines are wet. The shock load of lines pulling on cleats is what usually causes them to fail. • Add chafing gear on all dock and mooring lines where needed, especially if the lines go through chocks. The heavy strain placed on these lines significantly increases the amount of wear on them. • Put out all of your fenders, even if your boat is in a slip with no other boats beside it. • Check and secure your insurance policy, and keep it in a safe place. Trevor Haworth - MIYC Safety and Training Officer

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