MIYC October 2017

Marco Island Yacht Club Anchor Lines

October 2017 Volume 17:10

urviving rma By Henry Stanley

Irma Hits Marco Island Hard • Yacht Club Pulls Through...with some help • Three cheers for the staff! • Hitting nine irons into the teeth of the storm

It was Not the best of times . . . and possibly the worst of times . . . but not as bad as many had feared. However, it was both an

running. "We were all happy that we found the club still standing and that no one was hurt," said Pam. Bob DeFeo credits Chef Bob, Robert, and Zach Box with all their pre-storm work preparing t h e c l u b f o r t h e approaching hurricane. After the storm, Bob DeFeo

exciting and stressful experience for those who stayed -- and those who got out of Dodge. The Marina went dry,

some Royal Palms came down, and there was water damage in the Dockside Dining area. But all in all, the roof stayed on, and the Club came through it pretty well... with a lot of help from the Staff, Board and Members. The Board gives much credit to our Staff who pitched in early for long hours, despite having damage, flooding, and no A.C. at their own homes. Special mention goes to Pam Dorr, Maritza Torres and Kathy for doing much to get the Club back up and

and Jim McKeown were seen at the Club daily from dawn into the evening. And members were on the scene also. Chip Pittman and Alan Richardson were very helpful in assessing and consulting on the roof damage. Alan Richardson and Rich Granville got together to remove the two fallen Royal Palms.. (See next page)

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