Wild & Fun Times at YMKN’s Inter-Krewe Booty Fashion Show

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in YMKN Events, YMKN Fund Raiser, YMKN News

What a blast everyone had at Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus’ new event – the Inter-Krewe Booty Fashion Show.  Carey Bond was the event idea cheerleader and Dorene Collier of Event Show Productions was the creative and execution force behind a fabulous show. The actual show cleverly incorporated each and every participating krewe and was fun to watch.  Our sincere thanks goes to the following krewes who were all very good sports: Bonney-Read Pirate Queens, Bootlegger Belles and Beaus, The Krewe of Charlotte De Barry, Sultans of Egypt Shriners, Les Belles Femmes & Les Beaux, Krewe of the Nautilus, Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, Krewe of Shamrock, Krewe of St. Brigit, Thieves of San Lorenzo, and Krewe of Ybor.  Lots of fun pictures below: Mike Dunham, YMKN President Carol Conn, YMKN Captain We also have the opportunity to shop or win raffle items from vendors and businesses that support the krewes and parade season with their productions and services.  Our heartfelt thanks go to:  Dorcas Dressmaking, House of Avalon, South Tampa Trading Company, Pirate Fashions, and Roberts Meats and Catering who were all on site with us, along with A.Haley, Buccaneer Beads, Damsel in this Dress, Gasparilla Glitz and Glam, Imagine That, Jux-ta-pose Apparel and Studio, LMB Boutique, Sara’s Karma Chic and Sun Groves, INC.  All of these business helped to make this first year event quite a success! South Tampa Trading Co. Dorcas Dressmaking Pirate Fashions Fabulous Raffle Table House of Avalon Finally, we have to thank our tireless volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the event together!  Many thanks to Michelle McCutchen, Michelle Urbanski, and Carol Conn, of course our Fabulous DJ Lawrence.  We also had some wonderful “Day Of” volunteers, including Erin Fiallo, Cheryl Castalleri, Mike Castalleri, Jason Carroll, Paul Quintero, Michelle Whitmire, Nicole McCutchen, Mike Pastore, Mark Williams, and Brian Willis. Nicole Cheryl and Mike Castellari and Michelle Urbanski Lawrence Railey We hope everyone can join us next year for our second fabulous event on Nov. 17,...

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Sponsors & Venues Make the Difference At Quest for Hope

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in 1Voice Foundation, Quest for Hope, YMKN Events, YMKN Fund Raiser, YMKN News

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus can’t thank enough Moffitt Cancer Center and Universal Fire Systems.  These amazing and supportive businesses made a huge difference as sponsors of the 11th Annual Quest for Hope. Obviously we would not have a successful event collecting funds to donate to the 1Voice Foundation and the Florida Aquarium without those of you who participated on the scavenger teams and those who volunteered and made the event flow as planned.  Our heartfelt thanks goes to all of you! We are also sincerely grateful to these establishments for their continued support of Quest for Hope! Many partnered with us 11 years ago when we launched Quest. Several are new participants.  We appreciate you and could not make this event happen without your support! Many...

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Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus Supports Brews by the Bay

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Conservation, Florida Aquarium, YMKN Events, YMKN News

Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus assisted the Florida Aquarium to provide fun, food and live music at their stellar Brews by the Bay event.  Local breweries from the area provided free flowing beer for guests to enjoy.             Thanks to all of our YMKN volunteers who donated a total of 48 hours of time to this major Florida Aquarium...

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Krewe of the Nautilus Volunteers at 2017 RiverFest

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Conservation, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

    Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus volunteered to help Friends of the Riverwalk, which is dedicated to preserving the waterfront for the Tampa Bay citizens, host Riverfest 2017.  It was a great time which included live entertainment & food festivals all along the Tampa Riverwalk. Our thanks to all of the YMKN volunteers.  You helped make the event a success!      ...

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YMKN Hits A Hole In One Volunteering for Trunkslammers Invitational

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in 1Voice Foundation, YMKN Events, YMKN Fund Raiser, YMKN News, YMKN Volunteer Event

  Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus joined What the Buc Really Matters at the 3rd Annual Trunkslammers Invitational benefitting the 1Voice Foundation.  Energetic and exuberant golfers hit the River Hills Country Club golf course to tackle the whacky challenges at various holes, all for the purpose raising money to fight pediatric cancer.  “What the Buc” created a lively and boisterous event that was clearly enjoyed by all!  YMKN added to it by having a golf team and by manning hole 6 with a tee up challenge and jello shot rewards.     Prizes were plentiful and dinner was great.   YMKN gives a big shout out to “What the Buc,”  to all of the 1Voice volunteers, & to the golf participants, without whom the event certainly could not have come off as well as it did.   Very proud of our YMKN Golf participants Minesh Patel, Mike Castellari, Chris Morgenstern, and (in spirit because he had the mumps) Marshall Jones!!   Also, a big thanks goes to YMKN volunteers Monica Throckmorton, Shannon Daugherty, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn, Karen Garcia McGowan, Tracey Mills and Michelle Whitmire.  Hooray to Karen Garcia McGowan who created our 6th hole challenge and who helped, along with Shannon and Carol, make the jello shot rewards.  And thanks to krewe members Michelle Urbanski and Christine Mattioli who joined the event for the dinner and prizes.  It was clear What the Buc and 1Voice Foundation appreciated the participation....

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YMKN Supports Coral Restoration Foundation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Conservation, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus traveled to Key Largo April 14th to participate in the inaugural Coral Restoration Day partnership event between the Coral Restoration Foundation and Rainbow Reef Dive Center.  The Coral Restoration Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to studying reefs and coral, developing and implementing methods for restoring the coral reefs, and providing education to the public about coral reef science. Participants were first provided with an informative marine orientation lecture by Roxanne Boonstra covering the topics of coral species basics, importance & benefits of coral reefs, threats to reefs, and coral outplanting methodogies.  Instruction was received on how to clean the “coral trees” in the nursery and how to actually plant the coral.   From the classroom, we headed out Rainbow Reef’s Tropical Voyager to the coral nursery with Jack Fishman and Matz Indergaes.   What a fabulous site!!               The next stop was Pickles 2 Reef to observe the health of staghorn coral that had been planted there by CRF.  Excitingly, the coral plantings looked quite healthy!     CRF and Rainbow Reef Dive Center offer the opportunity to participate in this wonderful educational and restoration activity every 2nd Friday of the month.  To learn more, please search the links provided through this post and read this...

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