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Admiral, Don Marco the Grey a.k.a. Mark Dauck

The Christening of the Buen Jesús y Nuestra Señora del Rosario
1/28/2017

Beth & Bill Fisher Rosario Challenge

“In an effort to contribute in a meaningful way towards the cause, Beth and I would like to donate $5,000 towards materials to be used to construct the Krewe’s new float, the Rosario. In addition, to motivate the giving of others, we will match dollar for dollar the donations of others towards the float, up to an additional $5,000.

The availability of our additional matching donation will be based on donations by others made after this date. The intent of the matching donation is to motivate the additional giving of others, not to simply offset previous expenditures or donations. My suggestion would be that Beth and I match five $1,000 donations. The initial $5,000 donation is available now, and the additional matching contribution can be available in minimum increments of $1,000 or more. By this, I mean the smallest matching check we will issue is $1,000; the donations matched can be made up of the accumulation of smaller amounts.

Traditionally Beth and I find ourselves attending four or five parades a year; however, I cannot adequately express the joy that we receive in the Fellowship with our fellow Krewe Members, and the Pride that we have in our glorious floats as they roll down the parade route. Our hope is that this gesture serves as a catalyst towards the completion of our new flagship, which will service us proudly for years to come.”

Long live the Krewe of the Santa Margarita!
Bill and Beth Fisher

Please make checks payable to:
YMKSM Foundation

Send to:
Jeff DiPolito
1383 S. Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL 33764


A shot across the bow...Please Read!

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and Amazon will make a donation
to the YMKSM Foundation

Amazon has introduced a program called AmazonSmile, which will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to the charity you select. We hope you choose Ye Mystic Krewe of Santa Margarita Foundation, Inc. It costs you (and the charitable organizations) nothing, and it's just like shopping on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good for the Krewe of Santa Margarita.

Items that are eligible for the donations will be marked as such on their product pages. Unfortunately, Subscribe-and-Save purchases and renewals don't count.

The only real catch is you have to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com (which means you have to update your bookmark if you want to do this), and shopping from the Amazon apps, Kindle, or through affiliate links won't count.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support our YMKSM Foundation by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.


Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario


Click to see the NEW Float Plans


Click to see pictures of NEW Float
Updated
5/21/2016

YMKSM 2016-2017 Parade Season
Save the Dates

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, February 8th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Mellow Mushroom, Clearwater

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, February 7th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina, Dunedin

YMKSM Board Meeting
Thursday, February 2nd @ 6:30PM
Venue: Mugs Sports Bar & Grill, Clearwater

Sant' Yago Knight Parade
Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Ybor City

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 3:00-6:30PM
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 6:30-10:00PM

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade
26th Annual
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:00PM

Clearwater Wild Splash Festival
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 12:30-5:10PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 5:00-9:00PM

KSM Philanthropy Fund Raiser
Hamburger Mary's Drag Queen Bingo
April 19, 2017

Clearwater Spring Concert Series
Volunteer Opportunity
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:15-7:00PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:45-9:45PM

Pirates on Paradise
YMKSM Krewe Cruise
15th Anniversary
Pirate Cruise to Key West & Cozumel
July 22-27, 2017

Request for 2016 YMKSM Photos

2017 Pirate Festivals

2017 Renaissance Festivals


Knights of Sant’Yago Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:00PM


Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

25th Anniversary
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:30PM


Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:00PM


Chasco Street Parade

New Port Richey
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00PM


DeSoto Grand Parade

Bradenton
Saturday, April 29, 2018
6:30PM


4th of July Splash-n-Bang Parade

Anna Maria Island
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
10:00AM

Adam Levine is requesting Krewe members to send him all Krewe related photos for his movie making endeavors for 2016. Adam has setup a special Dropbox location to collect the photos. Please click the Dropbox icon and follow the directions. Note: To send pictures to Adam, you don't need to sign up for a Dropbox account. If you already use Dropbox, you can easily upload files from your account while keeping the original files safe in your Dropbox.

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Updated 2/13/2014

Meeting

Currently Seeking New Members!

The Philanthropy Committee works directly with the KSM Foundation and meets each month to discuss and plan charitable events and fund raisers for KSM.

Currently, the organizations we support or are involved in are the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch group homes in Safety Harbor, Relay for Life in Clearwater, All Children’s Hospital, and the Shriners.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

Next Meeting
Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30PM

Venue:
Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Dunedin, FL

1280 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-240-4946

Click here for map...

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Philanthropy@YMKSM.com
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month

Next Meeting
Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30PM

Venue: Mugs Sports Bar & Grill

13563 Icot Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33760
(727) 535-5847

Get Directions

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Scribe@YMKSM.com
Kim Doehleman - YMKSM Scribe

4th Parade of the Season

Sant' Yago Knight Parade


Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:00PM

Parade Captain: Missy Brooks

Arrrrrrrr! You MUST sign in at the Float and get a wristband for the Knight Parade.

Bus Schedule and Locations
Click to R.S.V.P. for Parade Bus

We have 1 physical bus for this parade.

NOTE: Bus schedule could change.

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers from Capogna's Dugout (1653 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756) at 2:00PM and 4:00PM.

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 2:20PM and 4:20PM.

The first bus will drop off passengers at the float in staging area near Nuccio PKWY and Nebraska at about 2:50PM.

The second bus will drop off passengers at the float in staging area near Nuccio PKWY and Nebraska at about 4:50PM.

NO Bus Pick Up in Tampa for this Parade.

There will be a $20.00 fee per person (round-trip)

Pickup Locations for Buses

Park in the Capogna's parking lot. Click the link below for a map and directions to Capogna's Dugout, Clearwater, FL.


Click here for map...
Bus #1 @ 2:00PM -- Bus #2 @ 4:00PM

Park at the Courtside Grille. Click the link below for a map and directions to Courtside Grille, St. Petersburg, FL.

Go to Courtside Grille website
Click here for map...
Bus #1 @ 2:20PM -- Bus #2 @ 4:00PM

Click to R.S.V.P. for Parade Bus

You MUST R.S.V.P. for the Parade and
the Bus to and from the Parade
Bus Fee $20 per person

Click to RSVP NOW


Click here for Sant ' Yago Knight Parade Info...

Sant' Yago Knight Parade on Facebook

Arrrrrrrr! You MUST sign in at the Float and get a wristband for the Knight Parade.

Click here for YKMSM Parade Info...

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

KSM Volunteer Opportunity

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Click here for Sea-Blues Festival website

What could be more fun than seafood, beer, blues and then add Pirates to the mix?  We have another fundraising opportunity for the Krewe to raise money for the new float and have a blast while we’re doing it.  This time we get to man the beer/wine truck (woohoo TIPS!).

We will need 10 volunteers for each 3.5 hour shift.  This will be happening again in Coachman Park (downtown Clearwater) on Friday, February 18th.  The shifts are listed below.  Remember, this is money for the new float…..and we all know we want a spectacular new float.

So please join me in raising some money and again, letting people know who the Krewe of the Santa Margarita are.  Respond to me by February 10th at:

Marge_Siemon@msn.com

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 3:00-6:30PM
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 6:30-10:00PM

Marge Siemon, Commodore of Events

5th Parade of the Season

26th Annual
Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

Dunedin Mardi Gras Website
Click here for Dunedin Mardi Gras Site

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:00PM

Parade Captain: Missy Brooks

No Bus Service
for Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

You MUST R.S.V.P. for the Parade

Click to RSVP NOW


Click here for Krewe parade info

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

KSM Volunteer Opportunity

20

We have another fundraising opportunity for the Krewe to raise money for the new float and have a blast while we’re doing it.  This time we get to man the beer/wine truck (woohoo TIPS!).

We will need 10 volunteers for each of theshift.  This will be happening again in Coachman Park (downtown Clearwater) on Saturday, March 4th.  The shifts are listed below.  Remember, this is money for the new float…..and we all know we want a spectacular new float.

So please join me in raising some money and again, letting people know who the Krewe of the Santa Margarita are.  Respond to me by February 24th at:

Marge_Siemon@msn.com

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 12:30-5:10PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 5:00-9:00PM

Marge Siemon, Commodore of Events


YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bingo starts at 7:30PM

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 400-6996

Click here for map...

Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

You MUST call to reserve your table: 727-400-6996!

Wear your finest KSM garb.
Let’s show them how much fun we are!
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Click here for YMKSM Flyer

KSM Volunteer Opportunity

20

Clearwater
Spring Concert Series

We have another fundraising opportunity for the Krewe to raise money for the new float and have a blast while we’re doing it.  This time we get to man the beer/wine truck (woohoo TIPS!).

We will need 10 volunteers for each of theshift.  This will be happening again in Coachman Park (downtown Clearwater) on Saturday, March 4th.  The shifts are listed below.  Remember, this is money for the new float…..and we all know we want a spectacular new float.

So please join me in raising some money and again, letting people know who the Krewe of the Santa Margarita are.  Respond to me by May 5th at:

Marge_Siemon@msn.com

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:15-7:00PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:45-9:45PM

Marge Siemon, Commodore of Events


2017 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 31 Pirate Festivals for 2017 throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Antigua Island and Caymen Islands. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event. You will see that some of these web sites are not updated with 2017 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2017 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 1/26/2017

2017

Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
Fishlips, Cape Canaveral, Florida
January 21, 2017

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 31, 2015
No date for 2016 or 2017

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
Fort Pierce, Florida
February 3-5, 2017

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 12-13, 2016
No date for 2017

Searle's 1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 4-5, 2017

NOLA Pyrate Week
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 24 - April 9, 2017 (17 days)

Pirates & Paradise
Star Clipper Cruise “Treasure Islands”
March25 - April 1, 2017

NOLA Wenches Annual Shore Leave Gathering
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 14-17, 2016
No date for 2017

Port Salerno Mermaid and Pirate Festival
No Web Page for 2017
Port Salerno, Florida
April 16-17, 2016
No date for 2017

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

Fernandina Beach, Florida
May 5-7, 2017

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
John's Pass, Medeira Beach, Florida
May 2016
No date for 2017

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
and Parade

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
June 2-3 & 5, 2017

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
FloridasHistoricCoast.com
June 4, 2016
No date for 2017

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
Radisson Resort
Cape Canaveral, Florida
June 9-11, 2017

Florida Pirate Con
Radisson Resort
Cape Canaveral, Florida
June 9-11, 2017

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
Punta Gorda, Florida
September 23-25, 2016
No date for 2017

Vero Beach Pirate Fest
Vero Beach, Florida
July 29-31, 2016
No date for 2017

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
On the water in Beaufort, North Carolina
August 11-12, 2017

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend
Cedar Key, Florida
Black Powder & Encampment Event
September 15-17, 2017

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
Pensacola, Florida
September 19, 2015
No date for 2016 or 2017

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
Sanford, Florida
September 23-24, 2016
No date for 2017

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Savannah Beach, Georgia
October 28-30, 2016
No date for 2017

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Panama City Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
October 7-9, 2016
No date for 2017

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Website not active
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
Saint Augustine, Florida
November 4-6, 2016
No date for 2017

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman & Cayman Brac
November 10-20, 2016
No date for 2017

Pirates in Paradise
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
On hiatus until further notice

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
No date for 2017


2017
Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 10 Renaissance Festivals for 2017 throughout Florida. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2017 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 11/30/2016

2017

Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Weekends of January 7-8 & January 14-15
, 2017

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 14-15, 2017

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends of January 28-29 & February 3-5, 2017

Brevard Renaissance Fair
Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Weekends from January 21-22, 28-29
& February 3-5, 2017

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 11 to March 26, 2017

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 18 to April 2, 2017

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
November 4,5,6 and 11,12,13, 2016
No date for 2017

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 5 to November 20, 2016
No date for 2017

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 12 to November 20, 2016
No date for 2017

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 2-4, 2016
No date for 2017

Click here for other Renaissance Festival Info...

YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
February 8th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Mellow Mushroom, Clearwater

2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 712-1930

Get Directions

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

Click here for complete list of YMKSM events

Clearwater's Official Krewe

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita was founded in February, 2002, and in May, 2003, it became Clearwater 's official Krewe for representing the City in local parades. The Krewe has The four Founders of the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita over 250 members and unlike many other Tampa Bay area krewe's, membership in YMKSM is also open to women and children.

Membership costs are $375 for a single, $600 for a family and $1300 for a corporate. Membership is open to everyone, but you must be sponsored by an active member. Krewe members must also purchase costumes which are required to be worn for all festivities. The Krewe takes its name from La Santa Margarita, a SpaniThe Spanish Galleon, La Santa Margaritash galleon that sank off the coast of Florida in the 17th century. Krewe members dress as Spanish royalty and mariners, just as the original crew and passengers did on September 4th, 1622 , when they set off from Havana , Cuba , on their ill-fated voyage to Spain . Two days later the fleet was ravaged by a hurricane and 8 ships were lost off the Florida Keys .

At parades, the Krewe rides in a 45-foot-long, 10 ton, Spanish galleon on wheels. Painted blue waves lap alongClearwater's Official Parade Krewe Float the bottom of the three-masted galleon as she slowly makes her way down the parade route. Many Krewe members prefer to walk the parade route so that they can interact with the parade viewers as they pass out the Krewe’s signature gold medallion beads.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita is a civic minded organization that is committed to the entertainment of the citizens of Clearwater and Tampa Bay through parades, festivals and charitable works. Through Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Foundation, Inc. our goal is to ultimately fund as many as three local charities and to establish an endowment fund that will allow our giving to continue well into the future.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an organization that will represent the City of Clearwater through friendship, respect for each other, charitable sponsorship and community service. We will do this by ensuring that our membership entertains the citizens of Clearwater by emulating 17th century Spanish Galleon crews and the pirates that roamed the seas during that period of time during parades and other social events.

Official Proclamation declaring YMKSM as Clearwater's Official KreweMay 3, 2003, the Official Proclamation declaring
YMKSM as Clearwater's official Krewe


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