Saturday, October 16, 2021

Marco Island Yacht Club Holds Commodore’s Ball Celebrating Change of Watch

Photos by Katie Comeaux | The 2020 Marco Island Yacht Club Bridge Officers were installed at the traditional Change of Watch Ceremony on January 18th. Front row, left to right, Commodore Ray Rosenberg, Vice Commodore Geoff Walker and Rear Commodore Tom Wentworth. Second row, Sail Fleet Captain Dwyn von Bereghy, Recording Secretary Dr. Shelly Derrough, Port Captain Henry Stanley and Chaplain Alan Sandlin. Back row, Quartermaster Lee Dorison, Fleet Surgeon Dr. David Randell, Safety & Training Officer Trevor Haworth and Power Fleet Captain Pete Frazier.

On Saturday, January 18th, the Marco Island Yacht Club held its annual gala event, the Change of Watch and Commodore’s Ball. New officers of the Bridge were installed at the formal Change of Watch Ceremony, which was held outdoors in the Courtyard and included a Colors Ceremony, transfer of command ceremony and concluded with the singing of “God Bless America. 

During Saturday’s event, outgoing Commodore Jeff Comeaux handed over command to the new Commodore, Ray Rosenberg. This transfer was signified by a Change of Watch ceremony that lowered the Past Commodore’s burgee (triangular flag) and replaced it with the new Commodore’s burgee.  

Following the installation of the new officers, the festivities then moved inside for dinner and dancing at the Commodore’s Ball, held in the beautiful Harbour Dining Room, overlooking the yacht basin, Marco River, and the Jolley Bridge. 

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