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July 2020

July Board Meeting

July 14 @ 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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July Membership Meeting

July 21 @ 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

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

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August 2020

August Board Meeting

August 11 @ 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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‘Tween Waters Parrothead Cruise

August 14 - August 16
T’ween Waters Marina, 15951 Captiva Drive
Captiva Island, 33924 United States
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Our Cruise Leaders: Jean and Gary Blessing Head out and meet CMCS at 'Tween Waters for the annual Buffett extravaganza.  We’ll have Parrothead Olympics and Boat Drinks of course.  'Tween Waters has a lovely pool and a beach right across the street for your enjoyment.  Who knows,  One year Jimmy Buffet may even show up. But until that happens we’ll rely on our member Parrotheads to set the vibe.  There is not much better cruising in the summertime than having…

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August Membership Meeting

August 18 @ 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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September 2020

September Board Meeting

September 8 @ 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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Kayusa Cruise

September 11 - September 13
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leader:  James & Amy Gallagher This is a traditional cruise held in conjunction with the Kayusa Cup Race. South Seas Resort & Marina is one of southwest Florida's premier destinations. Join us at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island for two days of relaxation.  There are three resort pools, a golf course, and a beautiful white sandy beach.  Servers await you pool side and beach side.  Meet up at Sunset at the Beach to make a wish on a shell. …

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Kayusa Cup Race

September 13 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

This race is FREE!  It is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event. It is held in conjunction with the CMCS South Seas Resort Cruise. You can use the handy form below to register for the race. This is a coastal distance race. We typically start in the Gulf of Mexico, West of Redfish Pass. We will race along the Gulf side of Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, finishing at or about the San Carlos Light (SC Light). The objective of this course…

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September Membership Meeting

September 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CCYC Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
Free

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 2020

Summerset Regatta

October 2 - October 4
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Click on the Artwork to goto 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 13 @ 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 20 @ 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 30 - November 1
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leaders: Theresa and Steve Roake We’re headed back to South Seas resort for a “Spooktacular” event with costumes, prizes, food and fun.  Arrive on Friday and we’ll have Happy Hour by the water.  Decorate your boat for a chance to win fabulous prizes and await resort trick or treaters coming along the dock on Saturday evening followed by a potluck.  Having trick or treaters at your boat is really the sweetest treat! Reservations at South Seas Marina must be…

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November 2020

Nominations Deadline for Officers & Directors

November 1

November 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations for 2020 Flag Officers and 2020 - 2021 Board Directors. Please contact Vice Commodore ??? throughout the year with any input.

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November Board Meeting

November 10 @ 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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Rum and Reading Cruise

November 13 - November 15
Woody’s Waterside, 3051 Stringfellow Rd
St. James City, FL 33956 United States
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Free

Cruise Leaders: Kim Brown & Judy Anderson Bob Macomber is putting out a book this year - "Word of Honor"! (Hopefully this year’s dust jacket color doesn’t clash with the décor of my library like last year’s.) Old hands know the drill but – York Island & Sanibel Bight Anchorages (click on this image to view the chart) Friday, Nov 13: the fleet anchors off York Island/St. James City unless the wind tells us this is a bad idea. If the…

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Festival of the Islands Regatta

November 14 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$85.00

The Festival of the Islands Regatta 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. Here is a link to the official Festival of the Islands Regatta NOR. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through CMCS Racer Registration.

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November Membership Meeting

November 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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CMCS's Great Chowder Cook-Off!!! Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club following the Chowder Cook-Off. (Rules: Anything you deem as chowder is CHOWDER!!) The Chowder will be judged on "Best Tasting" and "Best Presentation", so set up your decorated tables, dress up, play music, be unique and have fun!  Votes will be with dollar bills so bring lots of cash! Proceeds will go to Friends of Cayo Costa State Park.      

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Thanksgiving Cruise

November 25 - November 29
Marathon Seafood Festival FL United States + Google Map
$23

Cruise Leader: TBD Thanksgiving dinner is always great at Cabbage Key.  We have reservations made for 2:00 pm as usual.  Some people move their boat over to the Useppa anchorage for the meal.  Most dink over. Just depends on your dink.  There are NO pets allowed on Cabbage Key island anywhere.  Even Watson has to stay “home!” It’s a simple weekend. Most show up at Cayo Costa Wednesday.  Usual libations and food on the beach each evening except Thanksgiving.  Other…

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DEADLINE: 2020 Membership Renewal Dues

November 30

Click here to go to our Online Membership Renewal process.

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December 2020

Ladies Bridge Club: Christmas Party

December 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
To Be Determined
Free

Click on this Picture to See a Message! The Ladies Bridge Club Christmas Party will be held again this year at a yet to be determined location. 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 8 @ 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 15 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Member's Social (BYOB) starts at 1830. Come prepared to elect our 2021 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, salad, rolls, 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 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Burnt Store Marina, 3192 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33955 United States
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  We are pleased to announce that the CMCS New Year’s Cruise will be to The Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda from Saturday, December 26th, to Friday, January 1st. If you have any interest in acting as the Cruise Leader, please give me a call so that we can get your input on all of the activities. - -    

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January 2021

Change of Watch

January 9, 2021 @ 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. 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 $40 per person Dancing to a live band - The Pitbull of the Blues This is a semi formal evening to celebrate, and congratulate…

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