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October 2018

Halloween Cruise

October 26 - October 28
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States

Cruise Leaders: Theresa & Steve Roake Please make your reservations directly with South Seas. Then use the RSVP form below to let Julie and Barry know you are coming so they can plan accordingly. Don’t forget spooky decorations for your boat and candy for the trick or treaters. There are usually prizes for best decorated vessels. If it’s good weather, there will likely be lots of trick or treaters from all over the world. Better treats that tricks! South Seas typically…

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November 2018

Nominations Deadline for Officers & Directors

November 1

November 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations for 2019 Flag Officers and 2019 - 2020 Board Directors. Please contact Vice Commodore Jason Pim throughout the year with any input.

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November Board Meeting

November 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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Fort Myers Boat Show

November 15 @ 10:00 AM - November 18 @ 6:00 PM
Harborside Event Center, 1375 MONROE STREET
Fort Myers, FL United States

We will need volunteers for the same time slots as last year. i.e. 2 hours each.   Please sign up. We appreciate your help!  Do you know of any other members who would like to volunteer? Forward this note on to them!   You get FREE admission to the show for the day,  get to smile & chat with other boaters.

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Festival of the Islands Regatta

November 17 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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November Membership Meeting

November 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting at 1930.    

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Thanksgiving Cruise

November 21 - November 25
Pelican Bay, Cayo Costa State Park FL United States
$23

Cruise Leaders: Theresa & Steve Roake Our Thanksgiving Cruise will again head north to Pelican Bay. Arrangements have been made for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday for 2:00 PM at Cabbage Key. Dinner costs $23. Remember, there's only one check, so you will want to bring cash. This is a very flexible cruise. Most boats arrive Wednesday afternoon. There are usually a few members who opt to have Thanksgiving dinner at home and then head up to Pelican Bay sometime afterward. A few boats have…

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December 2018

DEADLINE: 2019 Membership Renewal Dues

December 1

Click here to go to our Online Membership Renewal process.

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Ladies Bridge Club: Christmas Party

December 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cathy Friedel’s Home, 2713 SW 49th Street
Cape Coral, FL 33914 United States
Free

Click on this Picture to See a Message! The Ladies Bridge Club Christmas Party will be held again this year at the home of  Cathy Friedel. December 4th, beginning at 7:00 PM. See the address below. Please bring: a gift for the pirate gift swap ($25 value or less) a dish, appetizer or dessert to share a beverage of your choice Please use the handy RSVP form below

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December Board Meeting

December 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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December Membership Holiday Party

December 18 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States

Member's Social (BYOB) starts at 1830. Come prepared to elect our 2018 officers. This evening is also our CMCS Holiday Party!!! “Here we come a-caroling among the palms so green!" Get your “elf” on, and celebrate the holidays at the December membership meeting! CMCS will provide the main dish and dessert! Members, please contribute an appetizer or side dish And of course, wear a festive holiday outfit, and bring your Wassail of choice! Most importantly, since we always strive to…

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New Years Eve Party Cruise

December 27 - December 31
Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

Cruise Leader: Theresa Roake We are pleased to announce that the CMCS New Year’s Cruise will be at Salty Sam’s Marina at Fort Myers Beach from Friday, December 28th to Tuesday, January 1st. Rate is $2 per foot or $1.50 if you are a Boat U.S. member All floating docks 2 Restaurants on site Dinghy or water taxi to beach and shops Fort Myers Beach has the best New Year’s fireworks You can take the Pirate Ship or Sightseeing boat…

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January 2019

Change of Watch

January 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ballroom at the Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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The Officers and Directors of Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society cordially invite all members of the Society, and their guests, to the Change of Watch and Awards Dinner. Details have not yet been determined! The agenda includes: Induction of the upcoming year's officers Honor our past year's officers Honor our past year's award winners Cash bar Dinner with desert (no appetizers) is $??? per person Dancing to a live band - The Pitbull of the Blues This is a semi…

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January Board Meeting

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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January Membership Meeting

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CCYC Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 pm) to socialize. Then - a brief club meeting. Be sure to bring your own beverages.

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Chili Cook-Off + Winter Series Skippers’ Meeting

January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CCYC Pavilion, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

CMCS Annual Chili Cook-Off COME CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS SEASON AT THE CMCS ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF! Calling all Chili Cooks!!!  Calling all Cooks!!! (We still need CHILI COOKS for the COOK-OFF) Saturday,  January 19, 2018  -  5:00 p.m.  Cape Coral Yacht Club Pavilion   ATTENTION RACERS!!! This event will feature the skippers and crew meeting to kick off the Winter Series, a 5 race, 5 week beer-can race series featuring WFPHRF classes and an amateur class promoting sailing participation.   IT’S…

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Winter Series Regatta #1

January 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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The plan here is to take advantage of the exceptional sailing weather in the height of "Season" and run a weekly beer can series.  For people familiar with sailboat racing, other sailing clubs will have an evening series, or a Sunday series, where they run weekly races for 5 to 8 weeks in a row. 2018 was our inaugural scheduling of just such a series with five weekly races. This series will be known as the “CMCS Winter Series”, and…

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February 2019

Winter Series Regatta #2

February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Winter Series Regatta #2 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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Winter Series Regatta #3

February 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Winter Series Regatta #3 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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February Board Meeting

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.  

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EPOL Cruise

February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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If you're coming by land, go to EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest EDISON PARADE OF LIGHTS (EPOL) Cruise Leaders: Bev & Bob Duff This cruise has been a CMCS tradition for many years.  We gather at Legacy Harbour Marina to celebrate our famous winter resident Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday.  The Marina is located near his winter home and there are shops and restaurants nearby.  Arrive on Friday for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the evening.  There will be plenty more…

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EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest

February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - February 17, 2019 @ 9:30 PM
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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CMCS has filled up all the remaining slips at Legacy Harbour Marina! BUT - there is plenty of room for "Land Cruisers" to come down for our Oyster Feast + Chicken. The fun starts at noon. Bring you a bag chair, your beverage of choice, and your appetites. REMEMBER! The Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade takes place at 7:00 PM. This is known as Fort Myers' biggest event of the year. Finally, finish the day back at Legacy Harbour…

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Winter Series Regatta #4

February 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Winter Series Regatta #4 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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February Membership Meeting

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Member Appreciation Night!!! Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 PM) to socialize, munch on club provided a snacks, and see what our various committees are up to. During social hour and before the monthly meeting - have your questions answered as to what each CMCS committee performs for the Club. Volunteer to serve on a committee!!! - - - - - - - - - - - Finally - a brief club meeting. Be sure to bring your own beverages.

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Winter Series Regatta #5

February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico, In the vicinity of the SC Daymark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Winter Series Regatta #2 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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