Thursday, February 8, 2018

2018 Commodore's Ball - A Cruise to Paris!

February 8, 2018 at Gulf Harbour Golf & Country Club
Fort Myers, Florida 

The Eiffel Tower from the Seine River

The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and great fellowship. This community-oriented club, with more than 130 members and 70 boats, maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities both on the water and on land. The Commodore’s Ball is an annual gala  that is one of the most anticipated of the season. Participants and their guests enjoy cocktails, fine dining, dancing to live music and spectacular views. During the evening, recognition is given to outgoing officers of the club, and the installation of new officers takes place.

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Through the portal to Paris 
The theme of this evening’s gala is Cruise to Paris.

Everything is ready for the evening ahead. 

French-themed table settings for the dinner

Bien sûr, the Eiffel Tower is in full view.

Through the window behind the Eiffel Tower is the country club’s marina.

Paul & Jan by the cruise ship, Masquerade

Patsy & Rex

Joan, overlooking the terrace

Mary & Dick, arriving through the portal

Greg, Ann, Karen & Tom

Marty & Linda

Gary & Jean in the Boulangerie (Bakery)

Pete & Donna

Rob & Linda

Talia & Patty

Two Carols

Jack & Sally

Mike & Pam

Ann, Mary, Wayne & Rosemary

Susan & Joe by the good ship, Masquerade

Joe & Jan

Bob & Doris

Linda & Bob

Jan, Rex & Ann

Nancy & Mike

Talia, Rex & Patty

Ann & Carol

Tim & Bonnie

Bob & Sherma

Talia, Bob & Patty

Arthur & Margaret

Pete, Patty & Tom, all past Commodores

Rosemary, outgoing Commodore

Board members of the FMB Yacht Club

Installation of Board Members

Wayne, Rosemary, Sally & Jack

Stu, Rosemary, Wayne & Gail

Carol, Rex & Sally

Joe & Gary

Entertainment, Hot Topic

Dancing the night away

Carol & Jim, incoming Commodore

Monday, January 22, 2018

Putt & Pub Crawl on Fort Myers Beach

On January 20, the Friends of Bay Oaks Recreation Center presented the 8th annual Putt & Pub Crawl in the Times Square area of Fort Myers Beach. Over 200 people, divided into teams of 4 each, competed in a game of mini-golf at nine holes designed and built by each host location. Along the way, there were drink specials, prize giveaways and raffle tickets. Everyone had a good time. Nothing was more entertaining than the teams themselves--they made their own fun.  

At the end of the competition was an Award Ceremony Dinner, when prizes were given for 1st and 2nd place, for the best-dressed team and for the best golf hole. Proceeds benefit community programs for school-age children, all the way up through seniors, at Bay Oaks Recreation Center.

Golf Hole: Matanzas on the Bay

Golfer up

Golfer up

Members of  Team Lagoon Creatures waiting their turn

Volunteers Elizabeth & Jo with raffle basket

Golf Hole: The Fish House

Fish House Golf hole

Team: Par then Bar

Volunteers Bobbi and Tracey

A member of The Zanies tees up

High 5 after Hole-in-One

Team: The Zanies

Denise, President of Friends of Bay Oaks, & husband, Art

Golf Hole: Yucatan Bar & Grill

Golfer up

Yucatan Golf Hole

Volunteers Kelly & Jane with raffle tickets

Team: The Too Fars (Lehigh is too far from FMB)

Golf Hole: Pete’s Time Out

Pete’s Time out Golf Hole  

Volunteers Joann & Friend

Golfer up

Volunteers Dan & Paul

Golf Hole: Pierside

Rosemary of Team “Beach Bums” tees off

Rosemary is about to sink one

Team: Guys & Dolls

Team: Myerside Bagelers/Sharks

Golf Hole: La Ola Surfside Restaurant

Golfer up (and he made a hole-in-one and won a jello shot)

La Ola volunteer

Volunteer & “Doll”

Team: Party of Four

Golf Hole: The Salty Crab Bar & Grill

Team: Four Worthless Nuts (from Ohio)

Volunteers Sandy & Keri

Salty Crab Golf Hole

Golfer up

Golf Hole: Mermaid Lounge & Liquor Store

 Mermaid Lounge

Tipsy Turtle member tees up

Team: Tipsy Turtles

Bustin’ Balls member tees up 

Bustin' Balls teammate putts to the hole

Team: Bustin’ Balls

Golf Hole: Gulfshore Grill

Team: Four Crowns from Fort Myers

Team: Creatures of the Lagoon

Volunteers Sharon, Alisa & Ginger

Golfer up (she ended up taking the 8-stroke maximum)\

Golfer up

Golfer putts to the hole