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October 2019

Halloween Cruise

October 25 - October 27
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 2019

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 Jim Slager throughout the year with any input.

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November Board Meeting

November 12 @ 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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November Membership Meeting

November 19 @ 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 2019

November 27 - December 1
Pelican Bay at Cayo Costa State Park, Cayo Costa State Park FL 33922 United States
$23

Cruise Leader: Carolyn Wilson Thanksgiving 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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December 2019

DEADLINE: 2020 Membership Renewal Dues

December 1

Click here to go to our Online Membership Renewal process.

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December Board Meeting

December 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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December Membership Holiday Party

December 17 @ 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 2020 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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Festivus Day

December 23
Slagers’ Tiki Hut Cape Coral, FL + Google Map
Free

Festivus Pole

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New Years Eve Party Cruise

December 28, 2019 - January 1, 2020
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 28th to Wednesday, January 1st. We are still in the process of finalizing all the Events for this Cruise.  As this New Year's Eve will actually usher in CMCS's 50th Anniversary, we want to make it very special for all that will attend.   The New Year's Flyer will appear in the November Chowder Flyer,…

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January 2020

Change of Watch

January 11, 2020 @ 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 $30 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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January Board Meeting

January 14, 2020 @ 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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Chili Cook-Off

January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 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 need CHILI COOKS for the COOK-OFF)  Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom (This is a change in location!) IT’S MARDI GRAS SEASON!! SO COME ATTIRED IN YOUR FAVORITE MASK, HAT, OR MARDI GRAS COSTUME! All Cooks Entering the Chili Cook-off Contest: CHILI COOKS, BRING YOUR BEST RECIPE FOR SAMPLING BY YOUR FELLOW CMCS MEMBERS! Aspiring Chefs  -  There will…

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January Membership Meeting

January 21, 2020 @ 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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Winter Series Regatta #1

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

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 2020

Winter Series Regatta #2

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

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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50th Anniversary Commodores Cup

February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

Winter Series Regatta #3 - better known as the "CMCS Commodore's Cup" - will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will celebrate CMCS's 50 years of existence! 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…

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February Board Meeting

February 11, 2020 @ 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 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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 Leader: Bev & Bob Duff This cruise has been a CMCS tradition for many years.  We gather at Legacy Marina in downtown Fort Myers to celebrate our famous winter resident Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday.  The Marina is located near his winter home.  Arrive on Friday for Happy Hour.   There will be plenty more fun on Saturday: an Oyster Feast in the…

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Winter Series Regatta #4

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

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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EPOL’s Oysters + Chicken Fest

February 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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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 Marina for the best seats around to watch the fantastic fireworks display. You can…

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February Membership Meeting

February 18, 2020 @ 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). February is Membership Appreciation Night, and the theme is going to be Valentine’s Day - with a twist. You, the Members, are the “Heart” of the group, so will you all be my Valentine? Get dressed in your  “Most Valentine’s Themed” costume for the contest and expect some delicious treats!  Contestants will be judged on originality/best theme. Secondly, we would not have CMCS without our Board and Committees Chairpersons; thus…

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Winter Series Regatta #5

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

Winter Series Regatta #5 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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March 2020

March Board Meeting

March 10, 2020 @ 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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Pelican Bay Cruise

March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Pelican Bay at Cayo Costa State Park, Cayo Costa State Park FL 33922 United States + Google Map
Free

Cruise Leader: To Be Determined This is a favorite anchorage for the Club during the most comfortable time of the year. Winter is over and we gather at a favorite anchorage here in Southwest Florida on the leeward side of Cayo Costa to celebrate.  It’s that time of year when it’s not too hot and not too cold and perfect for being on the hook!  There will be Happy Hours on the beach and dinghy exploration opportunities.  We can check…

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