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

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 2020 IYC Chapter Officers:

Art Armstrong, President
Dave McBride, Vice President
Gary Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer

Click HERE to see the complete list of the Objects & Purposes of the IYC Chapter. 
Click HERE to view the Member Roster and By-Laws
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 4:00p.m. in the Compass Room and provides a venue for discussing books of interest.
For meetings we choose two books, a fiction and a non-fiction, for discussion. The monthly selections are chosen by the members, usually several months in advance. We try to include book selections of "books on tape" for visually impaired.
Upcoming Book Selections

Non-Fiction - In Pieces, a memoir by Sally Field
Fiction - Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

Non-Fiction - The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
Fiction - The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
Non-Fiction - Life at the Dakota by Stephen Birmingham
Fiction - The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Non-Fiction - Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Fiction - Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
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.

Sunshine Announcement

Sunshine Chair, Becky Krikorian 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 Dina Palumbo Monday 1:00 p.m.
Mexican Train Susan Cravens Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
Ladies Bridge Ann Christman Thursday 12:00 p.m.
Pinochle Joann Hyltin Thursday 12:00 p.m.
Scrabble Mary Lou Coutts
Diana Lehr
Friday 1:00 p.m.

Isle-ettes Board 2020/2021
Cindy Welsh
Jean Grady  
Vice President
Judy Jordan
Anne Marie Pflanz
Linda Berson
Donna Palmer


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.

There is a weekly Duplicate Bridge group that meets on Wednesday's at 2:30 p.m. Many of the players stay for dinner in the Commodore's Grille afterwards. Ladies have a weekly bridge game for experienced players on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. with lunch preceding the game. 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.

Poker is a card game played by two or more persons in which the players bet on the value of their hands, the winner taking the pool. Games are dealer's choice with no wild cards, but high-low games are allowed.

Poker is played Thursday evenings in the Compass Room at 7:00 p.m.

Scrabble is a game combining anagrams and crosswords in which two to four players use counters of various point values to form words on a playing board.
Scrabble players meet each Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Compass Room. Lunch precedes the game at 12:00 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge
2:30 p.m.
Jackie Whitaker

  1st Wednesday  
7: 00 p.m.

Bob Sween
Ladies' Bridge
12:00 p.m.

Ann Christman
Chris Waindle
(Lessons Available!)

1:00 p.m.

Dina Palumbo
Men's Bridge
12:00 p.m.
Bob Whitaker
Mexican Train
11:00 a.m.

Contact the IYC Office
Pinochle Pals Thursday
12:00 p.m.

Joanne Hyltin
Dina Palumbo
7:00 p.m.
Tom Hamilton
Scrabble Friday
1:00 p.m.

Mary Lou Coutts
Diana Lehr