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

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Thanksgiving Cruise

November 25 - November 29
Cayo Costa State Park, Captiva
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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$23

Cruise Leaders: Carolyn Wilson & Dan Green Meet us at Pelican Bay to celebrate Turkey Day!  We’ll spend a relaxing few days at this beautiful anchorage and head to Cabbage Key via dinghy on Thanksgiving Day for a fabulous turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  No muss, no fuss just great food and great company. Arrangements have been made for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday for 2:00 PM at Cabbage Key. Dinner costs $??. Remember, there's only one check, so you will want…

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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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January Board Meeting

January 12, 2021 @ 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 19, 2021 @ 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. MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT - a free event Our members are GOLDEN, and we’re celebrating YOU, our members, with a pre-meeting social time including lots of munchies and finger foods, and displays from our Board and committee members.  Check out what they have in store for you this year and sign up to help with the events that interest you.   Bring a crew member or boating neighbor so we can show them what makes…

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Chili Cook-Off

January 24, 2021 @ 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's Annual Chili Cook-Off This year's cook-off is being hosted by Cindy Naumann  Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom All Cooks Entering the Chili Cook-off Contest Bring prepared chili in a crockpot with a serving ladle and anything YOU need to make your space unique. There will be 4 categories in which to compete for a "Gold Prize": BEST HOTTEST MOST ORIGINAL TABLE DISPLAY/DRESS All chili cooks, please bring your chili ready to serve, in a crock pot, with a serving…

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February 2021

February Board Meeting

February 9, 2021 @ 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 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021
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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EPOL’s Oysters + Chicken Fest

February 13, 2021 @ 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 16, 2021 @ 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

Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 PM). Our preliminary agenda: At general Social for approximately 30-minutes. A brief club discussion of club business and/or news. Be sure to bring your own beverages.        

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March 2021

Pelican Bay Cruise

March 5, 2021 - March 7, 2021
Cayo Costa State Park, Captiva
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

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 out what treasures have washed up on the beach, go for a hike in the state park, or just lounge on…

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Marathon Seafood Festival

March 8, 2021 - March 14, 2021
Marathon Seafood Festival FL United States + Google Map

Please  join us for an exciting Cruise to Marathon Key, The Marlin Bay Marina, and the annual Seafood Festival. We plan to enjoy Marlin Bay’s awesome amenities together with the 2021 Marathon Seafood Festival’s vast array of fresh delicacies and continuous entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. We will have a couple of Cruising Options. The First will be a direct overnight Cruise, departing the San Carlos Bay “SC” marker at 1:00 pm on the March 11th and arriving at Marlin Bay…

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