Isles Yacht Club members are never at a loss for activities they can participate in!!

The Admirals club is a group of women with an interest in boating. Lady sailors or power cruisers, novice or experienced, ALL are welcome.

The purpose of the Admirals is to promote and enhance’ life on the water’ in a variety of ways through experience and education.

“Knowledge is Power” is our motto.

We host a luncheon/ program four times per year during ‘Season’. Our meetings begin at 10:30am on the first Thursday of October, December, February and April. Additional off-site programs are sometimes offered as well.

You do not have to own a boat to be part of our group, ALL women, boaters or not, are welcome to the Admirals!


Harbor 20 Sailing
Cruise to Cayo Costa


The International Order of the Blue Gavel was formed in 1953, in 1970 District 8 (Florida) was formed and in 1981 an IYC Chapter was established. The IYC Chapter gathers at monthly luncheon meetings, thus providing a forum to cultivate ties of friendship, honor, and social relationships. The IYC Blue Gavel participates in IYC ceremonies including Flag Ceremonies, Fleet Review, and Memorial Day, thus aiding in the preservation of Yacht Club traditions. Past Commodores of Yacht Clubs that offer similar facilities are welcome to inquire about joining the IYC Chapter of the Blue Gavel by contacting any one of the 2022 IYC Chapter Officers:

Bob Peterson, President
Doug Scheid, Vice President
Rose Askew-Hergenhan, Secretary/Treasurer

Click HERE to see the complete list of the Objects & Purposes of the IYC Chapter. 
Click HERE to view the By-Laws
Click HERE to view the Member Roster
Click HERE to view Uniform Instructions

Click HERE to be re-directed to the IOBG website.
Click HERE to be re-directed to the District 8 IOBG website

Honoring our Flag with a Sundown Ceremony

Passing of the Blue Gavel at Change of Watch

Serving refreshments at Fleet Review

IOBG Summer Regional Meeting

Folding the Flag to retire for the evening

Blue Gavel meeting
General Information
The Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to May, at 4:00 p.m. in the Compass Room and provides a venue for discussing books of interest.
For meetings we choose one book, fiction or non-fiction, for discussion. The monthly selections are chosen by the members, usually several months in advance. 


Flares Up by Niamh McAnally - Guest Speaker (Banquet Room - 4:00pm)
The inspiring true story of firefighter Paul Hopkins, 55, and entrepreneur Phil Pugh, 65, who team up and undertake the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.

MARCH 2024
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 

APRIL 2024
The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore
"Moore has written a masterpiece of nonfiction."— Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls

MAY 2024
Last Day by Luanne Rice
From celebrated New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a riveting story of a seaside community shaken by a violent crime and a tragic loss.

Everyone is welcome and invited to help choose and discuss selections!
If you are interested in joining the IYC Book Club, please contact Nancy Meadows.

Isle-ettes Meetings & Luncheons

The ladies Isle-ettes group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from October to May. The social begins at 11:00 a.m. and the business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a program and luncheon immediately following the meeting. Be sure to make your reservations in advance. 

All ladies of the Isles Yacht Club are welcome to come join the fun!

Isle-ettes Board 2023-2024

Phyllis Gambone
Mary Anne Faust  
Vice President
Deborah Benedetti
Paula Furnee

Michelle Gwaltney
Lisa Kleinbach
Pam Weyrauch

Sunshine Announcement

Sunshine Chair, Anne Marie Pflanz, needs your help in identifying individuals who are ill, had surgery, may have suffered a lost in their family, need encouragement or are having a special event in their lives. The Sunshine Chairman sends cards to these members if we know about the situation, so please contact her with requests. 

Cards & Games

If cards and games are your pleasure, then you have come to the right place! Our players range from beginners, who enjoy just getting together, to serious players.
Mah Jongg Kathy Kelle Monday 1:00 p.m.
Mexican Train Catherine Reiche Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
Pinochle Joanne Hyltin Thursday 12:00 p.m.

Volunteering is always more fun with friends!

The purpose of this club is to foster volunteering and physical support within our community. This organization does not contribute funds, nor raise money, for any organization or charity. It is a matter of contributing our time as a group of like-minded women who wish to represent IYC in a way that shows empathy for others by partnering in our town’s projects. Members of the IYC can bring to the club numerous projects throughout Charlotte County.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Meals of Hope

Paint Your Heart Out Punta Gorda

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck. The game consists of several deals each progressing through four phases: dealing the cards, the auction, playing the hand and scoring the results.

Men have a weekly bridge game on Friday at 12:00 p.m. with lunch preceding the game. Partners are drawn at random.

Mah-Jongg is usually played by four persons with 144 domino-like pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, with the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.

Mexican Train
Mexican Train is played with dominos. The object is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station".
Ladies enjoy lunch each Wednesday at 11:00a.m. followed by this spirited game.

Pinochle is a trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48 card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. One of the co-chairs will arrange a partner if needed or couples can play together.

Ladies pinochle players meet each Thursday at 12:00 p.m. for lunch followed by the game.


  1st Wednesday  
7: 00 p.m.

Bob Sween
(Lessons Available!)

1:00 p.m.

Kathy Kelle
Mens Bridge
12:00 p.m.
Peter Sinden
Mexican Train
12:00 p.m.

Catherine Reiche
Pinochle Pals Thursday
12:00 p.m.

Joanne Hyltin