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November 2020

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: 2021 Membership Renewal Dues

November 30

Click here to go to our Online Membership Renewal process.  Renew by December 1 to have your information listed in the 2021 Yearbook.

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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! This event is currently in a COVID-19 "wait and see" status. 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 12 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4 Freedoms Park (Bimini Basin, Cape Coral, 4818 Tarpon Ct
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

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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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Winter Series Regatta #1

January 23, 2021 @ 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 weeks in a row. This series will be known as the “CMCS Winter Series”, and will be run on five Saturday mornings in late January thru February.  All the snowbirds should…

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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

CMCS Commodore’s Cup

February 6, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 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
$85

The "CMCS Commodore's Cup" - will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta celebrates CMCS's 50 years of existence! Here is a link to the CMCS Commodores Cup Notice of Race.  Please forward out to all who may be interested. The event will start at 11:30 with the first race, Saturday, February 8.  The later start is to accommodate the low, low tide that morning. We will have three to four buoy races finishing sometime around 3:30 all held in the vicinity of…

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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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Winter Series Regatta #4

February 13, 2021 @ 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 CMCS Racer Registration. 

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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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Naples to Fort Myers Beach Coastal Regatta

February 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Starts in Gulf of Mexico off Naples Pier, In the vicinity of the Naples Pier
Naples, FL United States
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This is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event (CBOTY) sponsored by CMCS. This is a BOTY Event, and is the reverse of the coastal distance race in December.  This race starts in Naples and finishes in Fort Myers. Then ends in a big after party at Salty Sam's. Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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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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March Board Meeting

March 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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March Membership Meeting

March 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

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting when the Commodore feels like it. Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 PM). Our preliminary agenda: At general Social for approximately 30-minutes. A brief talk by Edison Sailing Center's sailor Sidney Monohan A brief club discussion of club business and/or news. Be sure to bring your own beverages.

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Shrimp Fest Dinner

March 21, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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All you can eat Shrimp Boil!!! For a measly $17.00 - All-You-Can-Eat shrimp dinner for those that RSVP in advance! This is one of our most popular events, so put it on your calendar now!  Dinner is in the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, and includes succulent, fresh shrimp and all of the accoutrements (chicken dinner can also be reserved). RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by March 17th! So fill up your shopping cart, and pay via PayPal, below. (Or you can…

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April 2021

Easter at Burnt Store Marina Cruise

April 8, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Burnt Store Marina, 3192 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33955 United States
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Free

Our Cruise Leaders: John and Susan Reekie If you're new to Pelican Bay - click for --> Pelican Bay Chart. Entry into Pelican Bay is not particularly difficult but caution is advised. Don’t cut corners unless you’re familiar with the anchorage! If this is your first time, talk to one of the club’s many “regulars” for advice and assistance. We will monitor VHF 72. Click on this Thumbnail for Burnt Store Marina's Website - - - Detailed Itinerary On Thursday…

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April Board Meeting

April 13, 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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