The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) will hold its 15th annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch ceremony on Saturday, January 21, 2017, followed by the gala ball.
The formal program includes the traditional Colors Ceremony and Change of Watch. Lois Dixon will be sworn in as the new commodore, taking over the leadership role at the Club as Bridge Officer and boating events. The outgoing commodore, Randy Harris, successfully lead the Bridge through 2016. He will welcome Ms. Dixon as the new commodore. “It is great to see our Club growing and preparing for a successful future.”
The ceremonies with Special Colors, when the American flag is lowered and booming cannon shot, is followed by the Change of Watch presentation in which Mr. Harris’ rectangle Commodore’s burgee flag is lowered and Ms. Dixon’s is raised. Approximately 90 members and guests plan to attend.
Ms. Dixon and her husband, Ed, are avid sailors and currently hold the Multihull Boat of the Year Award in Southwest Florida. They represent MIYC in the race schedule of local regattas hosted by Yacht and Sailing Clubs from Naples to Marco Island.
In addition to Commodore Lois Dixon, the incoming Bridge Officers are Vice Commodore Bob Winterhalter, Rear Commodore Jeff Comeaux, Cruise Fleet Captain Chip Pittman, Sailing Fleet Captain Chuck Downton, Port Captain Kathy Hershberger, Safety & Training Officer Jim Olmes, Chaplain Richard Blauw, and FCYC Director Gary Riss.