News Flash 

September Newsletter

This contains all information of September events and new members. To view, click here: NEWSLETTER 

2014/15 Event Calendar:

For a preview, click here: EVENT CALENDAR

Nature Club on May 22: 

For a report and photographs of the excursion to the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs, click here: EVERGLADES WONDER GARDENS 

Annual Meeting:

At the IMCA Annual Meeting held on March 10, 2014 the following Officers and Directors were elected with their term of office starting May 1, 2014:

Lyle Bultman, President, Fred Tuttle, Secretary, Dr. Tom Bonfiglio, Membership Director, Jack Nicholson, Program Director, Jim McDonald, Social Activities Director, and Joseph Striegel, Communications Director.

New By-Laws and Mission-Vision Statements:

You can find these two new updated documents below and on our Management page.

To view IMCA By-Laws, click here: BY-LAWS

To view Mission-Vision Statements, click here: MISSION-VISION

Membership Ambassador Program Launched:

The purpose of this program is to actively engage the existing membership and to assist new members with integration into the club. Mr. Jeffrey Finder has accepted the Board's invitation to serve as our first ambassabor, and we hope to enlist 12 more ambassadors from our membership. 

To view archived flyers, click here: IMCA ARCHIVE

To view IMCA 2012/2014 President's Annual Report, click here: PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL REPORT

To view IMCA Administrative calendar, click here: 2014/15 ADMIN CALENDAR

Activities

IMCA activities are exceptionally varied and most are open to Members spouses or other guests. They fall in the following three categories, each one under the active direction of a responsible IMCA Board Member:

Monthly Luncheon: Every month except July & August, IMCA holds a lunch featuring a distinguished guest speaker with recognized expertise in a timely topic of national or international importance.

 

Special Events: This category includes a variety of social, cultural and educational activities, with one event generally occurring each month.
 
Dining Programs: The Dining Out program involves small groups of Members and their spouses or guests meeting at the home of a Member for cocktails and appetizers followed by a Dutch treat dinner held at a restaurant chosen by the Host.
 
Cocktails & Conversations: These events, held twice a season, are open to larger groups of Members, spouses and guests at a members home for Cocktails and Hors-d'Oeuvres. Wine and substantial snacks are included in the charge to cover the cost of the event.
 
Disclaimer for Your Information: The International Men's Club of America, Inc. (IMCA, Inc.) provides the www.imcofa.com website as a service to our members, the public, and the website owners.
IMCA, Inc. is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of its use. See full disclaimer on 'About Us' page.

Welcome to the IMCA website

    We are delighted you have chosen to find the latest information about the IMCA online.  We were founded in Naples in 1993 with the goal of fostering a better understanding and friendships among the men of this community.   The Club was an immediate success and now numbers 171 members.  The IMCA is actively involved in social and cultural events, and current national and international affairs. We are not affiliated with any political, religious or educational group and take great pride in the international diversity of our membership. We are a Not for Profit Organization.

Our home is at the Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34119. All of our Luncheons and Dances are held at this location. MAP Mailing address: IMCA, Inc., P.O. Box 770034, Naples, FL 34107. Email: imcacentral@gmail.com

 

2014 - 2015  E v e n t  S c h e d u l e 

 

October 1 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month.

For more information, click here: OCTOBER STAMMTISCH  

October 8 (Wednesday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Ms Jade Wu, Author, Attorney, Keynote Speaker and former Rule of Law Advisor, giving a presentation on: "Working in War Zones and More: The Practicalities and Surprises".

For more information, click here: OCTOBER LUNCHEON

November 5 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

November 10 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Mr. Tarik Ayasun, President, Taray International Corporation giving a presentation on "Turkey: An Emerging Power and Player".

For more information, click here: NOVEMBER LUNCHEON

November 12 (Wednesday). Cocktails & Conversation 'Welcome Back' at the Vineyards Country Club. Members, spouses and guests are invited for a social get-together at 6p.m. Cost per person is $35.

Please mark your calendar; more details to follow. 

November 17 (Monday), Book Club begins its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

November 18 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

 November 19 (Wednesday), IMCA Nature Club excursion to Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Robert's Ranch. www.colliermuseums.com/locations/immokalee_pioneer_museum

Please contact Gerry Swart at guswart@comcast.net or telephone 262-5007 for more details. 

December 3 (Wednesay). Annual Dinner Dance Gala at  Vineyards Country Club. Cocktail Reception from 6 - 7p.m. in the Oak Room. Choice three-course dinner with a selection of Entrees. Cash Bar and Credit Cards for Alcoholic Drinks. Cost per person is $75. 

Please mark your calendars; more details to follow, or contact Jim McDonald at jmcd706@comcast.net

December 4 (Thursday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets during the first week of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

December 8 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Ambassador Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico, giving a presentation on "Transforming Mexico".

For more information, click here: DECEMBER LUNCHEON

December 15 (Monday), Book Club continues its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

December 16 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

January 7 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

January 12 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Dr. John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University,  giving a presentation on "The Islamic World: Past and Present Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality".

For more information, click here: JANUARY LUNCHEON

January 15 (Thursday). First Dine-Out. This program gives you the opportunity to share cocktails and dinner with a small group of members and their guests. 

For more information, contact Wayne Haupert at coral42@comcast.net

January 19 (Monday), Book Club continues its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

January 20 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

January 21 (Wednesday), IMCA Nature Club excursion to Billie Swamp Safari, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation www.billieswamp.com 

Please contact Gerry Swart at guswart@comcast.net or telephone 262-5007 for more details. 

February 4 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

February 9 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Mr. Powell Moore, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of State, giving a presentation on "U.S. - Russia Relations: Is Conflict Inevitable?"

For more information, click here: FEBRUARY LUNCHEON

February 16 (Monday), Book Club continues its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

February 17 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

February 19 (Thursday). Second Dine-Out. This program gives you the opportunity to share cocktails and dinner with a small group of members and their guests. 

For more information, contact Wayne Haupert at coral42@comcast.net

March 4 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

March 9 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Mr. Douglas MacKinnon, Author, Columnist, Political Commentator, giving a presentation on "China's Military Space Program - A Threat to the U.S.?"

For more information, click here: MARCH LUNCHEON


March 16 (Monday), Book Club continues its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

March 17 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

March 18 (Wednesday), IMCA Nature Club excursion to the Naples Conservancy www.conservancy.org

Please contact Gerry Swart at guswart@comcast.net or telephone 262-5007 for more details. 

March 19 (Thurssday). Spring Cocktails & Conversation at the Vineyards Country Club. Members, spouses and guests are invited for a social get-together at 6p.m.

Please mark your calendar; more details to follow. 

March (date to be advised). New Members Reception at the Vineyards Country Club. More details to follow.

April 1 (Wednesday). Stammtisch (Round Table) at the Old Europe Bistro, www.oldeuropebistro.com from 6.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Stammtisch meets every first Wednesday of the month. Dress smart casual. For more details, reservations/directions, contact Alexander Neumann at NeumannBerlin@outlook.com  His phone number is 352-1001

April 9 (Thursday). Third Dine-Out. This program gives you the opportunity to share cocktails and dinner with a small group of members and their guests. 

For more information, contact Wayne Haupert at coral42@comcast.net

April 13 (Monday), Monthly Luncheon at Vineyards Country Club. The Guest Speaker is Mr. Bruce A. Beardsley, Foreign Service Office with the U.S. Sate Department giving a presentation on "A Modern U.S. State Department Embassy: Role, Staffing Functions, Crisis/Conflict Management".

For more information, click here: APRIL LUNCHEON


April 16, (Thursday), IMCA Bus Tour to Homestead, FL to visit Coral Castle http://coralcastle.com/ and Viscaya Gardens http://vizcaya.org/

For more information, contact Henry Pfendt at hgpfendt@gmail.com

 

April 20 (Monday), Book Club continues its season of readings and discussion at Vineyards Country Club, 10a.m. to 12.15p.m.

Please contact Frank Murphy at murphyfh@aol.com for more details. 

April 21 (Tuesday), Tuesday Club. Members getting together to discuss important current and international issues. No advance preparation necessary, just bring your issues, concerns, questions and an open mind, and willingness to contribute to the discussions. A discussion leader will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.  Held at Vineyards C.C. from 10a.m. - 12 noon, with optional lunch. Please contact Karl Wyss at kwyss@comcast.net for more details. 

 

Conclusion of the 2014/15 Events