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August 2018

Parrothead Cruise

August 17 - August 19
T’ween Waters Marina, 15951 Captiva Drive
Captiva Island, 33924 United States
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Our Cruise Leaders and Jean & Gary Blessing There is not much better cruising in the summertime than having a destination with a beach, pool, bar, and A/C for sleeping. One year Jimmy Buffet may even show up. But until that happens we’ll rely on our member Parrotheads to set the vibe. Most cruisers come in Friday evening to begin the relaxing. Saturday has events of all types, dinner out at local restaurants or Pot Luck at the dock. Sunday,…

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August Membership Meeting

August 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting at 1900 in the CCYC.  

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Where the Wind Blows Cruise, aka. Gypseas in Paradise

August 31 - September 3
Naples Boat Club, 895 10th St S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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Cruise Leaders: Bob Friedel We’re spending Labor Day at the Naples Boat Club at the head of Naples Bay. This is a lovely facility with a pool, clubhouse, and a tiki bar. It’s a great opportunity to check out a venue that is only available to us in the off season. Downtown Naples with its many shops and restaurants is just a stroll away. There will be margaritas blended poolside for your enjoyment and maybe even a billiards tournament in…

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September 2018

September Board Meeting

September 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Free

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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South Seas Plantation Cruise

September 14 - September 17
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Cruise Leaders: Dan and Debbie Merriman Click Here to View the Flyer This is a traditional cruise to South Seas Resort & Marina, and is held in conjunction with the Kayusa Cup Race. South Seas Resort & Marina is one of southwest Florida's premier destinations. Reservations at South Seas Marina must be made on your own. Contact Charles Martz at 1-888-777-3625. Our group rate is $2.35 per foot and $10 per day for electricity. It’s never too early toreserve a slip and…

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Kayusa Cup Race

September 16 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

Kayusa Cup.  This is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event. It is held in conjunction with the CMCS South Seas Resort Cruise. This is a coastal distance race. For 2018, we are reversing the course to start in the vicinity of Redfish Pass and racing along the Gulf side of Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, finishing at or about the San Carlos Light. Reversing the course allows everybody enjoy the whole weekend at the South Seas Resort. It also allows our…

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September Membership Meeting

September 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CCYC Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Social (BYOB) starts at 6:30 PM, short club meeting around 7:30 PM in the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom. Our September monthly membership meeting will feature the KICKOFF TO SUMMERSET! Please remember to WEAR A SUMMERSET T-SHIRT! The kickoff will feature: * Prize for the oldest Summerset T-Shirt * Prize for the most used (tattered/torn/paint stained) Summerset T-Shirt * A Summerset Trivia Contest with prizes * Photos of past Summersets * A Summerset Cake * Tropical music * The presentation…

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October 2018

Ladies Bridge Club

October 2 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
To Be Determined
Free

To Be Determined … Stop by again for more info The second meeting after the summer break, we are always looking for new ideas for outings for the Bridge Club group. Please contact: Rose Ann Hoffman    at: 239 540-1911; cell: 203 820-6028 or Rose Young                 at: 239 540-5836 with any activity you would like to suggest …

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Summerset Regatta

October 5 - October 7
Gulf of Mexico, 10 Old San Carlos Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

Click On This Image to Visit the Summerset Website This is the largest racing event for CMCS and the cruising fleet is there to cheer on the racers! Mooring in Matazas Pass area and limited dockage available as racers get first options there. Enjoy all the festivities of the Regatta including pre-race Skippers meeting, 1st day race beer fest, and Awards Dinner on Sunday evening. Share in the experience of the racers without “shedding blood and sweat” on the water.…

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October Board Meeting

October 9 @ 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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October Membership Meeting

October 16 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CCYC Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting at 1900 in the CCYC Ballroom.

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Halloween Cruise

October 26 - October 28
To Be Determined

Cruise Leaders: To Be Determined This Event is not yet fully updated for 2018! This is a “Spooktacular” event!! Costumes, prizes, food, fun and frolic the entire weekend with good company at South Seas. Early birds arrive on Friday when pumpkin carving is a possibility. Decorate your boat and await the many trick or treaters coming along the dock on Saturday evening. A Halloween party follows on the lawn where you can bob for apples. Enjoy the many activities at…

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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
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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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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

Same time slots as last year =   2 hours each.   Please sign up for 1-2 times.....  appreciate your help!  Anyone else you know 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, 10 Old San Carlos Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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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
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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: John & Susan Reekie 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: 2018 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 Friedely’s Home, 2713 SW 49th Street
Cape Coral, FL 33914 United States
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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 5th, beginning at 7:00 PM. See the address and map 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
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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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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
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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
To Be Determined

Cruise Leader: Carolyn Wilson This cruise is unstructured. Most people work their way up to Pelican Bay on the 27th. Arrive when you can. The cruise is a destination cruise, so only New Year’s Eve counts for the cruising award. Pelican Bay is a good anchorage and most boats can tuck in if there’s a norther...or go around to School- house Bay (aka hurricane hole). Cayo Costa State Park is a great place to meander around. Please remem- ber that…

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January 2019

Change of Watch

January 4, 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 Pit Bull of the Blues This is a…

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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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