Michael Colligan
Michael Colligan was our longest employee at RPYC and has recently been working at The Landings. He underwent major surgery on Sept. 6th at Lee Memorial Hospital and again on Sept. 10th. We have been told he has a long road to recovery and could use any financial help he can get. Michael was not only a dedicated employee but was also held in fond regard by many of our longtime members and we wish him a speedy recovery.

It has been suggested that any donations be made to Michael directly.
If you are interested in helping Michael out with his medical expenses you can mail a check directly to ..

Michael Colligan
2209 Brevard Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
special notice
see 2018-2019 RPYC Dues notice below
2018 - 2019 RPYC Dues 
click on above for letter from
Commodore Bob Lammie
2018-2019 RPYC dues

Attached is our 2018 - 2019 annual membership dues invoice. The Board has again this year elected to keep the dues the same as last year ($250.00 per person). At this time we ask that you complete the attached invoice (link below).

Mail your dues invoice with your dues check to ..

RPYC
PO Box 1970
Fort Myers, FL 33902

deadline - October 31st 2018
Alaska Cruise - 2018
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received  
Marv and Carol Market
Ray and Florie Gage
Sean and Chris Foley
DA Wendeborn
Gayle Goodwin
Lars and Win Larsen
Rich and Grace Gamauf
Joan Wendel
Audrey Ramsay
Phyllis Pigage
Ruthie Derrick
Catherine Gleason
Joan McMahon
Karen Freel
Judy Throckmorton
Sally and Vince Gayeski
 q uestions contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 334-4183 or edwintor134@gmail.com
or
Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
October Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 03rd
05:30 pm  cocktails
06:30 pm dinner
1449 Whiskey Creek Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33919 
menu
DINNER BUFFET AT 6:30PM

Served Salad: 
Harvest Salad of mixed greens, corn niblets, golden raisins, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese & balsamic vinaigrette

Buffet:
Carved Baked Pit Ham w/Sweet Sauce on the Side 
Baby Shrimp over Penne Pasta Scampi-Style 
Honey Glazed Baby Belguim Carrots
Oven Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes
Dinner Rolls & Butter

Dessert: Warm Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce & Whipped Cream 
Coffee - Tea - Decaf - Iced Tea - Lemonade
RSVP reservations by Friday September 28th
RPYC members your dinners will be paid by RPYC
(any member that makes a reservation and does not attend this event will be held responsible for the cost of the event unless they notify the event chairman by the reservation deadline posted above)
Guests - $30.00 per person .. make out your check to RPYC and mail to
RPYC, PO Box 1970, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Questions - Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received 
Marv and Carol Market
Joan Wendel
John Wohlfart
Joan McMahon
Dick and Linda Devlin
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch
Rich and Grace Gamauf
Jim and Carol Edmier
Ray and Florie Gage
Audrey Ramsay
Judy Throckmorton
Catherine Gleason
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill
Ruthie Derrick
Lars and Win Larsen
Julie Kelly
Karen Freel
Bob and Karen Lammie
Columbus Day Party
M onday October 08th
02:00 pm

everyone is invited to
Elle Clifford's home for a
Columbus Day Celebration !

come one .. come all

food, full bar, wine, beer,
soft drinks
and ice will be provided
Elle's Address
3327 SE 18th Avenue
Cape Coral
33904
RSVP reservations by Friday October 05th

Questions - Host Elle (239) 851-0982 or ellenwclifford@gmail.com

FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received 
Ellie Clifford
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill
Lars and Win Larsen
Dick and Linda Devlin
Ruthie Derrick
Jim and Carol Edmier
M arv and Carol Market
Audrey Ramsay
Julie Kelly
Karen Freel
Ray and Florie Gage
Rich and Grace Gamauf
Bob and Karen Lammie
RPYC Destination Dinning
Shell Factory
Wednesday, October 17th
Meet for Dinner at 6:00 PM 

Shell Factory
and Nature Park
The Dolphin Room

2787 N Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(junction of US Hwy. 41 & Bus 41
approx. 4 miles north of river

Music starts at 07:00 PM
with Jerry Dycke
the singer/songwriter/keyboardist performing country songs, ballads, waltzes and many favorites from 50s - 60s - 70s for listening and dancing pleasure
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received 
Marv and Carol Market
Catherine Gleason
Dick and Linda Devlin
Phyllis Pigage
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch
Ruthie Derrick
Jim and Carol Edmier
Audrey Ramsay
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill
Rich and Grace Gamauf
Lars and Win Larsen
Ray and Florie Gage
. guest - Linda Dunatchik
Bob and Karen Lammie
RSVP reservations by Friday October 12th
RPYC members your dinner and entertainment will be paid by RPYC
drinks on individual checks
(any member that makes a reservation and does not attend this event will be responsible for the cost of the event unless they notify the event chairman by the reservation deadline posted above)
Guests - $30.00 per person .. make out your check to RPYC and mail to
RPYC, PO Box 1970, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Questions - Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
Cabbage Key Luncheon
October 21st 2018
Sunday afternoon

for our trip to Cabbage Key we will board the Island Girl Charter boat at
Pineland Marina
(located next to Tarpon Lodge
on Pine Island)
13921 Waterfront Drive
Bokeelia, FL 33922
Boat leaves promptly at 11:00 AM
Return trip is scheduled for 04:00 PM

Note: if you are finished with lunch earlier you may take the return boat scheduled for 01:15PM

Please dress appropriately for a 30+ minute trip on the water, i.e. soft sole shoes, hat or cap, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received 
Ray and Florie Gage
Catherine Gleason
Karen Freel
Marv and Carol Market
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill
RSVP reservations by Wednesday October 17th
RPYC members your transportation and lunch will be paid by RPYC
drinks on individual checks
(any member that makes a reservation and does not attend this event will be responsible for the cost of the event unless they notify the event chairman by the reservation deadline posted above)
Guests - $30.00 per person .. make out your check to RPYC and mail to
RPYC, PO Box 1970, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
More info or questions-
contact Florie Gage 239-938-6515 or eMail FlorieGage1@gmail.com
2018 RPYC Change of Watch
November 10th 2018
Cocktails 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
in Bosun Lounge
with Passed Appetizer’s
(Chefs Choice)

Dinner Served
7:00 PM
entertainment by Barbara Dexter
menu
Yacht Club Salad
Artisan Lettuces, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Shaved Carrots and Red Onion
Ranch & House on Tables

Entrée Choice (please select)

Grilled Filet Mignon 
with Poached Garlic Demi Glace
or
Pan Seared Grouper with
Sweet Thai Chili Butter Sauce

Dessert
Flourless Chocolate Grand Mariner Cake, Raspberry Sabayon  

FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received  
Marv and Carol Market - 2 Filet
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch
Julie Kelly - Filet
Dick and Linda Devlin
. 2 guests - 3 Filet and 1 Grouper
Elle Clifford - 1 Grouper
Sean and Chris Foley - 3 Filet
. guest Jean Hamilton
Ruthie Derrick - filet
Diane Woodhouse - filet
Audrey Ramsay - Filet
Catherine Gleason - Filet
Lars and Win Larsen - 2 Filet
Jim and Carol Edmier - 2 Filet
Phyllis Pigage - 1 Filet
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill -
. 1 Grouper / 1 Filet
Karen Freel - 1 Filet
Judy Throckmorton and guest - 2 Filet
Bob and Karen Lammie - 2 Filet
RSVP reservations by Friday November 02nd
RPYC members your dinners will be paid by RPYC
Guests - $75.00 per person .. make out your check to RPYC and mail to
RPYC, PO Box 1970, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
(any member that makes a reservation and does not attend this event will be responsible and billed for the cost of the event unless they notify the event chairman by the reservation deadline posted above
Questions - Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
2018 RPYC Captiva Island Holiday Outing
Tween Waters Inn Resort
2nd Annual RPYC Holiday Outing 
Captiva Island

December 05th - 06th, 2018

We are planning once again to kick-off the Holiday Season
and enjoy the festive lighting display with a
2 night stay at the Tween Waters Inn
Check in  03:00 pm Wednesday  Check out  12:00 pm Friday
Double occupancy rooms
All rooms are on bayside with elevators available 
$100.00 per person non-refundable deposit payable to RPYC by reservation deadline of Oct 01st; balance of the cost of the rooms will be paid by RPYC

FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received  
Marv and Carol Market
Phyllis Pigage
Dick and Linda Devlin
Sean and Chris Foley
. guest Jean Hamilton
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch
Rich and Grace Gamauf
Audrey Ramsay
Catherine Gleason
Lars and Win Larsen
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill
Ruthie Derrick
Karen Freel
Ray and Florie Gage
RSVP reservations by October 01st
RPYC members your dinners will be paid by RPYC
for Guests costs - contact Carol or Audrey
make out your deposit check to RPYC and mail to
RPYC, PO Box 1970, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
(any member that makes a reservation and does not attend this event will be responsible and billed for the cost of the event unless they notify the event chairman by the reservation deadline posted above
Questions - Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396 or edwintor134@gmail.com
Tour 1 - Ringling Museum and Lunch
Tour 1 - Ringling Museum and Lunch
Sarasota
January 29 (Wed), 2019
Depart 09:00 am
Admission to the Museum & Grounds including the Art Museum, Ca d' Zan (Ringling's own home) Circus Museum and lunch at the Banyan Cafe.
  advance reservations required for all tours
FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
Marv and Carol Market
Dick and Linda Devlin
Bob and Karen Lammie
Audrey Ramsay
Phyllis Pigage
Reservation deadline: Friday Dec. 28th, 2018
Guest Cost: $109.00 pp .. for guest availability contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396 or edwintor134@gmail.com
Tour 2 - Lions, Elephants & Giraffes
Tour 2 - Lions, Elephants & Giraffes   
Lion Country Safari, West Palm Beach 
February 26 (Tues), 2019
Depart 08:30 am
We will drive through in our own bus as our local guide gives us a wonderful narrative on the over 1000 animals at Florida's only drive-thru safari. There will be time for the exhibits and lunch on our own at the on-site restaurant

advance reservations required for all tours
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
Audrey Ramsay
Bob and Karen Lammie
Phyllis Pigage
Reservation deadline: Friday Jan. 25th, 2019
Guest Cost: $89.00 pp .. for guest availability contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396 or edwintor134@gmail.com
T our 3 - Wick Costume Museum & Theater
Tour 3 - Wick Costume Museum & Theater
Boca Raton
March 21st (Tues), 2019
Depart: 08:30 am
a guided museum tour of the incredible Broadway costumes & props, a delicious 
"recreated Tavern on the Green" lunch and then orchestra seats for a live performance of the Gershwin musical "Crazy For You"
  advance reservations required for all tours
FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
Audrey Ramsay
Phyllis Pigage
Bob and Karen Lammie
Lars and Win Larsen
Ruthie Derrick
Reservation deadline: Friday Feb. 01st, 2019
Guest Cost: $189.00 pp 
for guest availability contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396   or  edwintor134@gmail.com
T our 4 - Boca Grande & Gasparilla Inn
Tour 4 - Boca Grande & Gasparilla Inn
 Boca Grande
April 24 (14 (Wed), 2019
depart 08:30 am
We will visit the Boca Light Station Museum. Enjoy lunch at the Gasparilla Inn and have time to look around too.
advance reservations required for all tours  
FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
Audrey Ramsay
Phyllis Pigage
Lars and Win Larsen
Bob and Karen Lammie
Reservation deadline: Friday March 22nd, 2019
Guest Cost: $119.00 pp 
for guest availability contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396  or  edwintor134@gmail.com
Tour 5 - Starlight Sapphire Lunch Cruise
Tour 5 - Starlight Sapphire Lunch Cruise
St Petersburg
June 14 (Fri), 2019
 Depart 08:30 am
We will enjoy a wonderful, sit-down lunch on the Starlight Sapphire Yacht as we listen to a narrated cruise on St. Pete Bay.
There will also be a special Flag Day Patriotic Variety Show





advance reservations required for all tours  
FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
Audrey Ramsay
Bob and Karen Lammie
Phyllis Pigage
Reservation deadline: Friday May 10th, 2019
Guest Cost: $99.00 pp .. for guest availability contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 850-4396  or  edwintor134@gmail.com
Mississippi River Cruise - 2019
Upper Mississippi River
9 Days Round-trip St. Paul, Minnesota 

Aboard the American Duchess
American Queen Steamboat Company

Sunday, August 11th - Monday, August 19th, 2019

  •    Scenic River Views and Towering Bluffs
  •   American Bald Eagles and native Indigenous Wildlife
  •   Abundant Lock and Dams
  •   Charming River Towns of Scandinavian, Dutch and German Heritage
  •   Art, History and Cultural Attractions
  •   Local Farmer’s, Antique and Craft Markets
  FYI - below are the reservations to date that we have received
and that we have reserved cabins for  
Marv and Carol Market - paid
Ray and Florie Gage - paid
DA Wendeborn - paid
Beverley Jane Ostertag - paid
Catherine Gleason - paid
Jim and Carol Edmier - paid
Rich and Grace Gamauf - paid
Jim and Mary Anne Merrill - paid
Joan Wendel - paid
Judy Throckmorton -
Audrey Ramsay - paid
Phyllis Pigage - paid
Ruthie Derrick - paid
Lars and Win Larsen - paid
Dick and Linda Devlin - paid
Joan McMahon - paid
Karen Freel - paid
Charlie and Dorothy Munsch - paid
  IMPORTANT NOTE - all members going on this cruise will be required to pay a total of $1,000.00 per person as a non-refundable deposit

At this time in order to secure our cabin reservations we will need your deposit check in the amount of $250.00 per person due by June 1st, 2018 as space is very limited
The balance of $750.00 per person will be due when final payment to cruise company is made in March 2019 (next year)

Available number of cabins is limited to 13 therefore this cruise will be on a 'first come - first served' basis based on when your deposit check is received. Thus get your check for $250/person in ASAP.
q uestions or if you are interested in the cruise contact
Audrey Ramsay (239) 334-4183 or edwintor134@gmail.com
or
Carol Market (239) 560-3876 or carolboater@gmail.com
RPYC Transportation
transportation service:

Based on several requests from our members who find driving at night to be a challenge the RPYC Board has approved paying the cost for private transportation service for select events. 
Joan McMahon will be coordinating the requests, however you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation i.e. taxi, uber, private van, etc

. Once you have a paid receipt please get it to Joan and you will be reimbursed by the Club for the cost of your transportation.

Questions or additional info please feel free to contact Joan McMahon
joanmcmahon13@gmail.com or (239) 464-8783
RPYC Membership Roster 

 RPYC Book Club
Selections for
2018/2019 Season
October 30th The Elephant Whisperer: My Life in the Herd in the African Wild by Graham Spence, 368 pp.

November 27th The Final Storm: A Novel of the war in the Pacific by Jeff Sahara, 480 pp.

January 29th Love and Ruin, a Novel by Paula McLain, 415pp.

February 26th Who Cooked the Last Supper, 354pp.

March 26th Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today, 253 pp.

April 30th The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 784pp.
For details contact Dick Devlin - rdevlin@comcast.net - 239-292-7189