MIYC October 2017

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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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Despite the setbacks caused by Irma, which hit during the Club's September closure, the Staff rallied to host a pre-opening luncheon for the Marco Sail & Power Squadron on Wednesday Sept. 20, and MIYC "soft opening" dinners on the following Thursday and Friday evenings … where tall tales of survival, surges, and rather crazy antics were the order of the day. The Staff also handled a wedding on the following Saturday and a birthday party that evening. Be sure to ask Rich Granville to show you the video of him hitting 250-yard nine iron shots into the canal (downwind, of course) just prior to the storm wall hitting Marco. And guess who left before the storm to shelter with family in Orlando only to have a giant oak

crush his SUV. Everyone has a good story, but the best story is we made it through the worst ...and so did our terrific Club!

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!!! • 2 nd (6 th !Ft.!Lauderdale!Boat!Show!! • 3 rd (5 th !Extended!Cruise!Hawks!Cay!! • 4 th !Cooking!with!Chef!Bob!! • 8 th !Boater’s!Night!! • 10 th !Evening!Colors!–!Wear!your!patriotic! clothing!! • 10 th (12 th !FCYC!Ft.!Walton!Beach! • 12 th !Full!Sunday!Brunch!! • 15 th !Wine!and!Dine!–!Jackets!Required!! • 18 th !Aylwin!Bros!as!Johnny!Cash!and! friends! • 23rd!Thanksgiving!Dinner!! • 24 th !Beach!Party!! • 25 th !Italian!Dining!! • 27 th !Deck!the!Halls! • 28 th !Annual!Meeting!–!All!members! • 29 th !Sunset!Cruise!! • 30 th !Book!Club! !! • 3 rd !Open!House!for!former!Members! • 7th!Boater’s!Night!! • 9 th !New!Member!Orientation!! • 10 th !Mariners!Fund!Club!Fund!Raiser! • 11 th !Full!Sunday!Brunch!! • 12 th !Day!Cruise!–!Isle!of!Capri! • 14 th !Valentine!Fine!Dining!Event!–!Jackets! Required!! • 16 th (20 th !Miami!Boat!Show!! • 16 th !Evening!Colors!! • 17 th !Blessing!of!the!Fleet,!Lunch! • 19 th (22 nd !Extended!Cruise!South!Seas!&! Useppa!! • 22 nd !Book!Club! • 28 st !Sunset!Cruise!!!

! • 9 th !Day!Cruise!–!Island!Gypsy! • 11 th !Boater’s!Night!featuring!the!Marco! Patriots! • 13 th !Happy!Hour!(!Oktoberfest!! • 20 th! Evening!Colors!!(!Wear!your! patriotic!clothing! • 21 st !Wine!and!Dine!–!Jackets!Required! • 25 th !Sunset!Cruise!! • 26 th !Book!Club! • 27 th !New!Member!Orientation! • 28 th !“Welcome!Back”!Disco!Party! • 30 th !(3 rd !Nov!Extended!Cruise!Key!West!! !

!!! • 2 nd !Members!Holiday!Party!supporting! Toys!for!Tots!! • 6 th !Boater’s!Night!!! • 8 th !Ugly!Christmas!Sweater!Party!with! Prizes!! • 9 th !Boat!Parade!! • 11 th (14 th !Extended!Cruise!Pink!Shell!and! St!Charles!YC! • 15 th! Evening!Colors! • 16 th! Marco!Island!Street!Parade!!! • 17 th !Full!Sunday!Brunch!!

• 18 th !Day!Cruise!to!Goodland! • 20 th !Cookie!Decorating!Event!! • 24 th !Christmas!Eve!Dinner!! • 27 th !Sunset!Cruise! • 28 th !Book!Club! • 31 st !New!Year’s!Eve!Party!!


& ! • 3 rd !Wine!&!Dine!!–!Jackets!Required!! • 7 th !Boaters!Night!! • 9 th (11 th !FCYC!Moorings!Yacht!&!CC! • 10 th !Country!Western!Night!–!Ben!Allen! Band!! • 14 th (18 th !Extended!Cruise!Sarasota!Long! Boat!Key!!area! • 19 th !Day!Cruise!–!Naples!Boathouse! • 16 th !St.!Pat’s!Day!Happy!Hour!! • 18 th !Full!Sunday!Brunch!!! • 28 st !Sunset!Cruise!! • 29 th !Book!Club! • 30 st !Evening!Colors!!!!

3 rd (7 th !Boca!Grande(Punta!Gorda! Extended!Cruise!

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5 th !White!Elephant!!

6 th !Wine!and!Dine!(Jackets!Required!!

8 th !De(decorating!Party!!

10 th !Boater’s!Night!!

12 th (14 th !FCYC!Royal!Palm!YC!

13 th !Burgee!Bar!Opens!!Noon(5!pm!!

14 th !Full!Sunday!Brunch!!

20 th !Commodore’s!Ball!with!Evening! Colors!!

24 th !Sunset!Cruise!!

25 th !Book!Club!

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Irma did not stop Happy Hour at MIYC! This lovely group of Members enjoyed the first Happy Hour after the Club reopened.

Boatersù Night at the Club

With so many Snowbirds still up north, the August Boaters’ Night was a bit more intimate. We look forward to a Season of informative Wednesday evenings. Watch your email, and Anchorlines for the upcoming schedule.

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MIYC Travels Angela and Jon Holt traveled to the Jersey Shore this summer and visited Kathy and David Caruso. The Carusos have their summer cottage in Lavelette, NJ.

More Travels Here are the Comeauxs, Wallens and Traisers at the Boothbay Yacht Club in Boothbay, Maine.

And More MIYC Members Frank & Jan Rinker and Bob & Dale DeFeo recently visited Dick & Grace Pantano.They enjoyed dinner at the Hyannis Yacht Club on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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Upcoming 2017 MIYC Events October 9 th Day Cruise - Island Gypsy October 11 th Boaters’ Night - Marco Patriots October 13 th Happy Hour - Oktoberfest October 20 th Evening Colors October 21 st Wine and Dine - Jacket required October 25 th Sunset Cruise October 26 th Book Club October 27 th New Member Orientation October 28 th Welcome Back Disco Party October 30 th Key West Extended Cruise (Tentative) 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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 10am Aquafit at MIMA pool Mark your calendars so you donùt miss any of these fun events! Reservations - 239-394-0199 Prime Rib Night each Thursday Men’s Golf each Friday Surf’n Turf each Saturday

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 Contributions to AnchorLines - email anchorlines@yahoo.com Reservations - 239-394-0199 ext. 301 receptionist@marcoislandyachtclub.net Dockmaster's Office - 642-2531 nancymima@comcast.net Marco Island Yacht Club Mission Statement “ Provide an extraordinary Member Experience of boating, social events and dining in a warm and beautiful Club setting where fun and friendship flourish.”

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MIYC Boatersù Night Wednesday, October 11 th 6 PM

Marco Patriots Coming to MIYC! Hear Incredible Irma Stories at Boater's Night

At our next Boater’s Night, meet some of the movers and shakers behind Marco Patriots, one of the key groups helping area residents survive and recover from Hurricane Irma. Founders Ron Hagerman and Matthew Melican, along with active volunteers and MIYC Members Erin Milchman and Joey Waves, will share their stories of experiencing the storm on the Island , helping others through the ordeal, and doing the ongoing work of getting essential supplies like food, water, diapers, cleaning supplies, to the hardest hit victims, especially in Goodland, Everglades City and Chokoloskee. Formed just days before Hurricane Irma’s landfall on Marco Island, the Marco Patriots have been a key source of help, providing essential information, support and provisions through its volunteer network. Its Facebook page is followed

by nearly 10,000 people including many MIYC Members, sharing posts ranging from getting rid of mold to info on missing cats, dogs and boats. It's all about people helping people.

Reservations - 239-394-0199

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Happy Hour Oktoberfest Friday, October 13 th 6 PM

MIYC Evening Colors Friday, October 20 th 6 PM Watch for eblasts!

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International Wine &Dine Friday, October 21st 6 PM Watch for eblasts! MIYC New Member Orientation Friday, October 27th 6 PM Watch for eblasts!

Sunset Cruise Wednesday, October 25th 6 PM

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Please join us for our October Book Club Event and Luncheon! Book selection: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Date: Thursday, October 26 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

Format: A Book and author overview presentation will be followed by a Russian-themed luncheon. Discussion topics and questions will be provided for each table, and a wrap-up discussion led by our presenter will be conducted during dessert. Cost: $35.00 per person Reservations - 239-394-0199

Count Alexander Rostov — recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt — is a "Former Person," deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922. Russia's new Soviet masters have sentenced him, improbably enough, to house arrest in Moscow's luxurious Metropol hotel, across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives out his days in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. Rostov passes the decades making a whole world out of a hotel and the people in it — a precocious 9-year-old, a moody chef, the French maître d', elegant clientele, and so on, all the while decorating the dining room with his bon mots and experiencing unlimited "adventures." He is not the king of infinite space, but he does live a full and rich life according to the principle that, "If one did not master one's circumstances, one was bound to be mastered by them." This is a most-engaging book, and is available in Kindle and audio format.

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M I YC Ma r i n e r s F u n d

We had a very successful fund-raising year overall and we were able to finance some desperately needed projects, both big and small, seen and unseen. The last appeal to the members was successful enough to fully fund the Burgee Bar project. Committee members, club members and staff were all hard at work to finish the renovation of the Bar. There was also a very full schedule of other projects that were underway when the Summer shutdown occurred. A little thing called Hurricane Irma then came along! While all the new changes to the Burgee Bar were not substantially damaged, many other areas of the Club required immediate attention. Also, our Burgee bar contractors were thrown off their schedules by the lack of power and water and had to be redirected towards storm damage at their own businesses. Your Club is undergoing a huge amount of activity on a seven day per week basis. There were very ambitious plans in place for updating areas, deep cleaning and continuing our path to restore our Club to its greatest potential ever. Every area of the Club was scheduled for some summer shutdown activity. Then Hurricane Irma arrived! All normal restoration projects had to be put on hold so as to assess the damage to the Club. Although I would say that the damage could have been much worse, there are very few areas that were not affected. Every day our Staff and Club members have worked tirelessly to bring the Club back into operational condition. As our Club is also responsible for the care of the grounds and parking lot areas along with Marco Island Marine Association (MIMA), I wish to thank Elmer, our Dockmaster, and Mike, his right hand man, for all of their help in managing the huge clean-up efforts that are underway. Already our joint facilities look far better than most locations on the Island. Many other Club members have also stepped up to help in the clean-up. Members Rich Granville and Allen Richardson rode out the storm on their boat! When the storm was over, Rich and Allen started the efforts to remove some huge downed royal palm trees that were not only blocking access to the Club, but were potentially going to create a huge hazard.

The good news is that we are back on track for the renovations the first week of October and we expect the Burgee Bar to be fully operational in three weeks. We will be announcing the official opening very soon. The committee will be meeting soon to discuss fund raising priorities for the new fiscal year which starts October 1 st . The storm uncovered some pressing needs and we will work to fund behind the scenes operational needs as well as those that enhance the member experience. If you have any questions about the Mariner’s Fund or our current projects, do not hesitate to reach out to me. My mobile is 847.812.8385 and my e mail is jmckeown@mgscientific.com . Thanks, Jim McKeown - Mariner’s Fund Chair The entire staff jumped into this effort. Remember most of them did not have any water or power in their own homes while they were working to restore our Club. Many other members appeared to help to get things moving. As a result, in the end we will have a better Club than ever before! I did want to single out one more Member who pitched in to help with his expertise and labor and that is Chip Pittman. Chip worked with us to inspect the roof and uncover damages. He then designed a temporary solution to keep the Club dry and installed it over a two- day period in 90 degree plus conditions on a very high roof. When you see Chip, be sure to thank him and maybe buy him a drink as I am sure that he is still dehydrated from his efforts! There are many areas of the Club that are being addressed that are too numerous for this short report. There are also many more persons to thank than can fit into this small space. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. My mobile is: 847.812.8385 My email is: jmckeown@mgscientific.com. Thanks, Jim McKeown Interim Chair Building and Grounds Committee

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MIYC Ex t e nded Cr u i s e s Thank you to the 32 boats which have entered their data into the MIYC Fleet list - if your boat is not among them please hop aboard! Our plans for the trip to the Keys have been put on hold until we receive complete information about the status of the resorts and surrounding waters. Slowly but surely our Paradise is returning to normal! In the meantime we hope you will join us for the overnight cruises. One of the hardest things for whatever reason, is to LEAVE our dock. It’s comfortable here in Marco, there’s a great happy hour at the Club, and we don’t have to worry about weather changing or making reservations. Have a favorite place you want to return to that is not on the list? It is not to late to Captain a trip especially since we may want to look at some alternative sites. Don't stand on the dock of life waiting for your ship to come in - join us for a great adventure this season! PROPOSED EXTENDED CRUISE SCHEDULE 2017-18 MIYC OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2017 KEY WEST: GALLEON MARINA & RESORT 10/30- 11-3--OR ADD HAWKS CAY RESORT ON DUCK KEY 11/3-5 DECEMBER 2017 PINK SHELL OR FT. MYERS BEACH CITY MARINA 11-12 ST CHARLES YC 13-14 NEAR CENTENNIAL RIVER PARK (INCLUDES WEDNESDAY NIGHT PARTY) JANUARY—2018 ISLES: PUNTA GORDA YACHT CLUB OR LASHLEY HARBOR IN PUNTA GORDA MARINA THAT HAS MORE SLIPS, SHOPPING AND HOTEL 6-7 THEN, BOCA GRANDE OR VENICE YACHT CLUB 8-9 FEBRUARY—2018 SOUTH SEAS: TWEEN WATERS INN 19-20 USEPPA 21-22 MARCH—2018 PALM ISLAND MARINA-14 SARASOTA YACHT CLUB 15-16 (ARMAN’S CIRLE SHOPPING) ALT’S = LONG BOAT KEY, FIELD CLUB OR BIRD CAY MARINA JACKS, SARASOTA 17-18 (FOR ST PATTY’S DAY PARTY) APRIL—2018 KEY WEST/GALLEON MARINA 10-12 ISLAMORADA –HOLIDAY ISLE OR POSTCARD INN 12-13 MARATHON FARA BLANCO 14-15

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One More Month to Enjoy Our Summer Reciprocals 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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The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs The FCYC meets every two months and yours truly and MIYC leadership were scheduled to attend the Bradenton Yacht Club September 8-10, 2017, FCYC meeting. Linda and I actually were going up on “Irish Miss” to enjoy a calm summer cruise. Well, as we all experienced, Hurricane Irma screwed that up and was not kind to Marco Island and to the locations of many other FCYC clubs. First, Irma was headed up the east coast, then the west, and finally, right up the middle affecting all of the Florida peninsula - hitting the Keys first, then Marco Island, Naples and continuing up to Georgia and points north. When it made landfall in the Keys, the Marathon Yacht Club did suffer some damage, and as it moved north, many other of our sister clubs sustained damage. We all will recover and, in fact, most of the 36 clubs have submitted status reports to keep us posted on their conditions. Please check the following for the latest updates: http://www.floridacouncilofyachtclubs.com/irma_update.htm Due to the impending storm, our FCYC Bradenton meeting was cancelled. The next FCYC meeting, scheduled for November 10-12, will be at the Fort Walton Yacht Club in the Panhandle. MIYC voting members are always encouraged to attend. Future meetings are scheduled at some very interesting clubs, so plan your 2018 cruising now. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club January 13 th , Moorings Yacht & Country Club March 17th, Harbor Ridge Yacht & Country Club May 5 th and Tampa Yacht & Country Club July 14 th . Also, you will want to check out the 2017 and 2018 MIYC extended cruise schedule, because we will be stopping at many of the FCYC clubs. Learn more about The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, including a listing of all member clubs, at their website: http://floridacouncilofyachtclubs.com Ray Rosenberg MIYC FCYC Director 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 McKeown - Interim Committee Chair JMcKeown@mgscientific.com 847-812-8385

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Greetings, everyone! What a month we have had after Irma’s unwelcomed visit. I hope you all endured with minimal damage to your property and vessels. As we all realize, she had quite an impact, if not directly but indirectly to our Yacht Club family. Directly, our Club survived with minimal damage. Indirectly,

Be sure to make your dinner reservations after the Cruise. It is always a beautiful night so plan to attend. Boater’s Night will begin on October 11 th . Jeff assures me that he has a great line up of programs and it is always a good evening, so watch for eblasts with more information. It is never too early to make your reservations at the Club and plan to attend. November Boater’s Night has been changed to November 8 because of the scheduled extended Cruise to Key West. Our Day Cruise Schedule has also been effected by Irma including the Dec 18 Day Cruise to Goodland. Details will be coming from Chip as details are still pending. At this time, we’ll see who can accommodate us for lunch. Stay tuned! Sailing Fleet Captain, Chuck has submitted the info for upcoming regatta registrations. See his article. You should watch for the Small Boat Sailing Schedule to also be a part of this fun event. We are always looking for Captains for our Beach Parties and Kayak Tours . Please let me know if you want to host one of these events. Welcome back for those who are returning, I look forward to seeing you all again and sharing Irma stories. Thanks to all thoughts and prayers which helped protect us with limited damage. Smooth Sailing, Commodore Lois Dixon

Lois Dixon Commodore

some of our FCYC Clubs didn’t fare so well. This affects us with our Extended Cruises and FCYC meetings that have been planned for this upcoming season. Be sure to check our FCYC Representative Ray Rosenberg’s columns in the future for FCYC Club Status. Right now, our Extended Cruise Captains, Pete and Peggy Frazier are following up with the various destinations and are waiting for reports if our destinations will be on schedule. Watch for updated reports for our Oct 30 – Nov 3 trip to Key West since the Keys got hit hard by Irma. Other cruises might include new destinations so please watch all the information as it comes through the eblasts as well as on the Calendar on the website. Visit www.marcoislandyachtclub.net to see all the changes to our Website. It will be very useful for upcoming Yachting activities. Check it and use it often. Our upcoming Sunset Cruises are scheduled as usual, October 25 and November 29. Put them on your calendar and plan to attend by calling Bob Winterhalter.

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

Key Boating Activities at MIYC

Sunset /Moonlight Cruise Bob Winterhalter 239-389-0825 robertswinterhalter@gmail.com Day Cruise Chip Pittman 239-302-8732 chippittman1@gmail.com Extended Cruises Peggy Frazier 906-227-7625 frazier@chartermi.net

Bridge Meeting - first Tuesday of each month Open for anyone to attend Future Bridge Social Events Evening Colors Friday, October 20 Boaters’ Night Wednesday, October 11 Jeff Comeaux 847-951-3400 comeaux411@icloud.com Sailing Events Chuck Downton 239-394-4323 mdownton@aol.com

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Chairman’s Report

If you have been following my letters to the membership, you know there has been a lot going on around the Club; some of it planned and some of it the result of Irma’s recent visit to the island. First the ‘unplanned’ part. As you no doubt know, we had a major hurricane hit the island. We

fund to the staff to help recognize their support and the personal hardships they endured. Your Club is ‘open for business’! Since our September 21 re-opening we have hosted a wedding, a large birthday party and a group from Naples in addition to good patronage by our Members. Pam has been busy lining up additional events. The interest level in people using the Club for their parties and events is good to see. In addition, Chef Bob has been finalizing a number of new menu items for this fall for our Member dining. We are being cautious through the end of September about our opening hours to make sure we do not over commit ourselves, but by our Welcome Back Party in October, we should be ready to ‘rock and roll’ or disco! We have also been getting a number of i n d i v i d u a l s c o n t i n u i n g t o i n q u i r e a b o u t membership. We have signed up a few new members in September, and have prospects we are continuing to follow. We always have a number of individuals who choose to not renew each year, and this year is no different. What is encouraging is the continued interest of potential new members going into our 2018 recruiting year! For our Members coming back to the Florida for the fall season, I know you will be pleased to see the work done over the shutdown period. The Burgee Bar is really taking shape, and with the new carpet down in the Dockside Lounge and the re- stained furniture in the Harbor Room, I am confident you will be proud to bring prospective new members by to show off the improvements. See you soon!

Dave Everitt Chairman

were quite lucky the damage to the Club was minimal considering our exposed position along the Marco River! Much of the work since the storm has been to clean up debris and to recover from Irma’s impact on the Clubhouse. Thanks to the storm we are replacing the carpeting in the Dockside Lounge, replacing a few window panels on the upper lanai and replacing some signage. The big item is the roof. After member Chip Pittman was able to get his drone overhead and take pictures, we fully understood the work we need to do. There are several vent caps and sections of metal roofing that need replacement. In addition, the flat roof sections need significant repair. We are soliciting quotes from a couple of firms to repair the damage. I have also shared with you in my Chairman’s emails how hard a number of our staff have worked both to complete our shutdown projects as well as for hurricane prep and recovery. We will be soliciting members to add a little extra to their Holiday Fund contribution in conjunction with the December invoice. Several of our staff had significant damage to their homes and many did not have power or water for up to two weeks after the storm. Despite their personal hardship, several continued to come help get the Club back into shape and get ready for the upcoming fall season. With your additional generosity to the Holiday Fund, we will distribute the

Dave Everitt - Chairman deveritt52@gmail.com

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Bob Aylwin - Manager/Executive Chef

Ahoy Members of MIYC! Wow! There is so much to report that I'm not sure where to begin. First, there are lots of thank yous to go around. Let's begin with Mr. Everitt, Mr. DeFeo and Mr. McKeown for their tireless efforts during and after the "storm of the century." Also, I would like to thank Mr. Pittman and Mr. Richardson for their prompt response to the roofing issues caused by the storm. A shout out goes to Ms. Hamer for her updates and local reports after the storm. A grand thanks goes to Club staff member Pam, Kathy, Robert, Maritza, Nicolas and Mrs. McKeown for their most excellent job in refurbishing our dining room chairs and Harbor Room woodwork as well as several other projects. My daughter Sophia even pitched in for a couple of days! I have to say "Bravo!" to our new maintenance person Zach who's dedicated, efficient work after the storm has been key to us getting our operation up and running again so soon. (We had three banquets this week as well as a la carte dining for members) Thanks

to our IT man Dave Tomaino for his valuable input as well. If I have forgotten anyone I sincerely apologize. As many of you know we had a very aggressive list of things to accomplish during our scheduled two week Summer shutdown and, even

Bob Aylwin Manager/Executive Chef

after falling behind a week due to our unfortunate weather, I am happy to say that we have made up a lot of ground and are confident that our list will be completed soon. Needless to say, it has been a trying two weeks after the storm. We have pulled together as a team and pushed forward with positive attitudes, and for that I am very thankful. See you at the Club soon. Chef Bob

Operations &HR IRMA really made a mess of our little paradise but we are rebounding quickly, although some might say not quite quick enough. Since everyone sustained some damage, some more than others; we just hope everyone made it through safely. MIYC sustained some damage and the entire team is working hard to clean-up from IRMA and catch up on the projects that were planned during the September closing. Jim Mckeown has done an outstanding job coordinating the building & grounds recovery from IRMA. The Dockside Lounge floor received major water damage and is being refurbished; just wait until you see the finished product. We hope to have the Dockside Lounge opened by mid-October. Jim is also pushing forward with finishing the Burgee Bar remodel, which is going to be amazing and should be open by late October. Also, much appreciation to Chip Pittman and his drone for checking the roof damage and immediately covering damaged areas to prevent further water damage. We have accomplished many of the planned September closing projects but still have a way to go with scheduled and IRMA projects. A special thanks to Pam Dorr and Maritza Torres for their dedication and hard work immediately following the hurricane. Chef Bob, Pam, Maritza, Zachary, Nicholas, Shannan, Kathy, Andrew, Lupe, Enol, Robert and Elaine all worked very hard to get the Club opened so we would not have to cancel the two banquets and wedding scheduled the week after IRMA hit. We even opened Thursday and Friday night for our members with over 50 members attending Friday night dinner. Kudos to our staff and special members who have stepped up to keep our MIYC going through a difficult time. We thank you all for your support. See you at the Club, Robert J DeFeo Operations and HR Committee Chairman Past Commodore

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MIYC Membership

With September 30 th being the end of our fiscal year, we can’t give you total membership figures at this time as we still have members trying to pay their Dues. What we can do is tell you about our new members! I have gone through previous issues of Anchor Lines to see who we previously announced. If I have forgotten anyone, I apologize. Kathy Caruso and I are excited to welcome all these new members! With hope, in the coming months we will feature biographies of all these new and returning members! When you look at a name tag and see a new name, please introduce yourself! The Pineapple Table will resume soon!

New Members since the April Anchor Lines Dottie Daniels 30March17, Full Member, sponsored by Rich Granville Jim & Kerry Heckenliable, 31March17, Social Members after a three month trial Karena DeWitt, 14April17, Social Member Mary Catherine Quinn, 15April17, Social Member Kathleen Douglas & Geoff Muther, 18April17, Social Members

John & Mary Jo Kallergis, 10May17, Full Members David & Rita Krett, 17May17, Social Members Kevin & Michelle Hennessy, 30May17, Full Members James & Pat Westphal, 21June17, Social Members Claire & Ed Drosdick, 30June17, Social Members Dwyn Von Bereghy & Lee Dorison, 5Sept17, Full Members Mark & Susan Turner, 18Sept17, Associate Members Casey Ellis, 19Sept17, Associate Member David & Tiffany Homuth, 1Oct17, Returning as Full Members John & Mary Lou Watt, 1Oct17, Returning as Social Members

Vicki Bretthauer and Kathy Caruso Co-Chairs, MIYC Membership Committee

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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.

Aquafit at MIYC 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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Port Captain

The Marina fared quite we l l c o n s i d e r i n g t h e tremendous impact of hurricane Irma. The Marina closed Thursday and no one was allowed to remain on their boat. Dockmaster E l me r a n d A s s i s t a n t Dockmaster Mike walked the docks adjusting lines where

the Island and at least one wind gust of 130 mph. The strong east winds at first blew the water out of the river and the Marina lowering the water level about 3 feet. Several of the sailboats sat on the bottom leaning against their lines. Two boats each snapped one of their lines. Almost all of the boats suffered some minor damage, but nothing like what was expected from the storm predictions. The rapid degradation of the back eyewall of the hurricane didn’t bring the strong west winds and the predicted 12 to 15-foot surge. That would certainly have been a game changer. Thanks to careful preparations and the watchful eyes of Elmer and Mike a major disaster at the Marina was avoided. Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

Kathy Hershberger Port Captain

necessary and being sure that all loose items were tied down or removed. They found that the boats had been readied in a seamanship manor, with lines doubled and tripled and lots for fenders properly placed. They then removed the ramps, shut off the water to each dock and prepared the Dockmaster’s building. Not a single boat broke free or suffered significant damage despite the eye of Irma passing directly over

Check Out Our Enhanced Website! Over the summer, we’ve been making improvements to our website—check it out! It now has more information and it’s easier to use! Drop down menus are one new feature that makes it easier to find the information you’re looking for. In “Member Central” (the password-protected side of the website for Members only) you can more quickly access the roster, pay your statement, check the calendar of events, see our Fleet List, join a committee and more! Log in and take a spin!

Also, take a look the new information we’ve put on the “public” side of the website. Under “About Us,” we have added a Club History, a map with directions, and photos of our Bridge Officers. Under the “Boating” tab, we have added information about our various types of cruises, the sailing program, information for visiting cruisers (under “Port Captain”) and safety and training information. And there will be even more to come! Stay tuned!

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Sailing Fleet Below is information on how to register to race in 2017-18 Southwest Florida sailing regattas. The SWFLSAIL.com website also has the complete schedule of regattas for the up- coming season. A link to this is also on our club's website under "Boating"/"Sailing". Sailing regattas are fun boating destinations as spectators. Super ocean-based photo ops! Just be sure to stay clear of the racing course, giving the racing boats plenty of room.to maneuver. Once again, we're planning to have weekday evening sailing in small boats, once we return to daylight saving time in March. Stay tuned for further information. SWFLSAIL.COM IS OPERATIONAL

Chuck Downton Fleet Sailing Captain

SailPlay has been replaced with SWFLSAIL.COM . Use this website to register for the full series of the Boat of The Year races sponsored by SW Florida Yacht Clubs. Sponsoring clubs are: The Gulf Coast Sailing Club (GCSC), the Caloosahatchee Chowder & Marching Society (CMCS), the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club (NSYC), the Naples Yacht Club (NYC), and the Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI). The site is not ‘pretty’ right now as it is under construction but it is functional. ONE ENTRY COVERS 13 RACES UPLOAD DOCUMENTS ONCE LOW, LOW ENTRY FEE OF $495 FOR THE FULL SERIES How to view the slate of races : On the home page, click on Regatta Schedule How to register : 1 Go to swflsail.com 2 On the header, click on ‘SWFLSAIL entry form’. 3 Fill out the entry form completely. 4 Type your name in the signature block.You acknowledge that your typed name equates to your signature. 5 Hit ‘submit application’. 6 On the next page choose the documents to upload: • PHRF Certificate (current) • Insurance certificate declarations page 7 Finally, choose to pay the entry fee with PayPal or 8 Make out and send a check for $495 payable to Gulf Coast Sailing Club, P.O. Box 2121, Naples, FL34106. (NOTE: If you signed up for the St. Pete Race directly with Naples Sailing & Yacht Club (NSYC), please send a check for the difference with this application ($495 – your fee sent to NSYC) You are registered!!! Any questions, please call Frank Brown (954-648-5838) or Chris Hagen (239-851-8239). Instructions to race committees will be forthcoming. Chuck Downton - Fleet Sailing Captain mdownton@aol.com

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

Be sure to wear your name tags when enjoying the Club. It is helpful to the New Members and the Staff.

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

Contact Kevin O’Neill koneill@faircode.com

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

Board - 2017 Chairman – Dave Everitt Acting Vice Chairman – Tom Krepelka Treasurer - Jeff Comeaux Assistant Treasurer - Jim McKeown Lois Dixon (2017) Tom Krepelka (2017) Dick Pantano (2017) Bob DeFeo (2018) Bill Wallen (2018) Bob Winterhalter (2018) Jeff Comeaux (2019) Dave Everitt (2019) Jim McKeown (2019) Secretary - Vicki Bretthauer Directors (term expires):

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 - Ray Rosenberg raymondhrosenberg@gmail.com Chaplain - Rev. Richard Blauw, richardblauw@sbcglobal.net

20 1 7 MIYC Commi t t e e s

Building and Grounds Jim McKeown, 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

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

Operations & HR Robert DeFeo Chairman Bob Aber Don Deganutti Mary Ann Harlacker Erin Olmes Grace Pantano Diana Winterhalter Member Events Angela Holt, Chair Vicki Bretthauer Ellie Everitt

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

MA Harlacker Laurie Harris Linda Marr Mary McKeown Nancy Traiser

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

Carol Comeaux Marcia Conley Paul Kelley Cyndee Kennedy Erin Olmes Dick Pantano

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MIYC Weekly Dinner Specials Saturday Nights Surf ‘n Turf Thursday Nights Prime Rib Night Regular Cut - $23 King Cut - $26

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

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

Cell: 239.248.2176



1000 N Collier Blvd suite 1 Marco Island FL 34145

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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 Sapphire $100,000 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@mgscientific.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

(239) 394-0099


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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: Well, it’s amazing how people came together to clean up after Irma. Thanks to Members, Staff, the city of Marco and neighbors. Thanks too, to Gillian Hamer for keeping us all in the loop! Linda Marr

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BURGEE LOGO GLASSWARE - stemless and stemmed wine glasses, hi ball glasses, double old fashioned glasses, along with carafes, pitchers, tankards and decanters.

NEW ENGLAND NAUTICALS - chart earrings and key chains with bottle openers GEORGETOWN POTTERY- ikebana dishes for flowers, serving trays and tide clocks AE CERAMICS - oyster platters and condiment dishes, sea urchin platters and sea clam bowls TYSON WEISS - FISH IN THE GARDEN - hand crafted ceramic fish with stakes ( in gardens or decorative for shelves) KAY DEE DESIGNS - MIYC logo kitchen towels SISSY PILLOWS - 6 new designs CATHERINE WORTHINGTON - sea life pillows and boxed sea life notecards

PRESTIGE FLAG - burgee pins ALWAYS SURPRISES TO COME! TAKE YOUR MIND OFF OF IRMA AND SHOP THE SHIP'S STORE! Stop by on your way to the newly renovated Burgee Bar! Remember, all the sales proceeds go to the MIYC ! Sandy

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