Friday, April 23, 2021

Marco Cruise Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Rear Commodore Carol Bryant with friends, Karen and Ed Booth, past commodore. The Booths talked Bryant into joining the club.

Rear Commodore Carol Bryant with friends, Karen and Ed Booth, past commodore. The Booths talked Bryant into joining the club.

By Roger LaLonde
roger@coastalbreezenews.com

The Marco Cruise Club rode the waves when it celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary on January 14 at the Hideaway Beach Club.

The Change of Watch highlighted the evening. Members of the Bridge include new Commodore Tom Dines, outgoing Commodore Neil Blaaboer, Vice Commodore Lynn Stiles, Rear Commodore Carol Bryant, Treasurer Betty Thatcher and Secretary Palma Klein.

Past

New Commodore Tom Dines welcomes new Rear Commodore Carol Bryant.

New Commodore Tom Dines welcomes new Rear Commodore Carol Bryant.

Commodore Bill Berry recalled his days as just the second commodore of the club. The first commodore was the late Harry Shook.

“In those days it was a small group of around ten boats,” he recalled. “Boats then were 30 to 35 feet, but a number of small boats joined as the club grew.” Club boat sizes today range

Past Commodore Joan Kenny, husband Tom and her mother Virginia Myersenjoyed the 40th anniversary dinner at Hideaway Beach Club.

Past Commodore Joan Kenny, husband Tom and her mother Virginia Myersenjoyed the 40th anniversary dinner at Hideaway Beach Club.

from a 17-foot Boston Whaler to a 41-foot Silverton.

His wife Barbara handled contacting each member, which was a bit easier then than now, with the club having 87 members today.

The purpose of the club is to enjoy camaraderie and benefit from group boating. By the celebration they also know how to have group fun on land!

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