The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club, founded in 1953 and currently comprised of 90 members, was very active in March.
On March 16th over 30 members and guests gathered on the Sanibel Causeway Island for a cookout and fellowship. While the gathering was intended as a rendezvous for both boaters and those who preferred to come by car, the wind and choppy seas kept the number of boaters to a minimum but didn’t prevent a good turnout. A bright sun, good food provided by the members combined with lots of socializing and refreshments made for a beautiful day.
Previously this month the club enjoyed meeting for lunch at the Bahama Breeze restaurant in Fort Myers and the Light House Restaurant on Summerlin Road.
The club also participated in the Annual Lions Club Shrimp Festival Parade with Commodore Rosemary Davison leading the club officers and members in land yachts. After the parade, the club gathered at Nervous Nellie’s for lunch.
On March 22nd, the club’s monthly meeting was held at the American Legion on San Carlos Island and over 60 members and guests enjoyed dinner and a 50’s/60’s themed party with live music by CJ and Friends for dancing.
The month also included the club’s annual offshore fishing tournament on March 27th finishing at the Matanzas Inn for dinner. Club members ended the month with a 5-day cruise to the Florida Keys stopping nights in well-known marinas along the way.
The club has a very active boating and land based activities calendar. They hold a dinner meeting on the 4th Wednesday of most months at the American Legion Post on San Carlos Island. Anyone interested in boating is welcome and encouraged to attend. For additional information, call Membership Chairperson Pete Oiderma at 239-463-6240 or go to www.FMBYachtClub.org.
FMB Yacht Club Publicity Chair