MIYC October 2017

Marco Island Yacht Club

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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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