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Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, August 13th @ 6:30pm
Venue: Jack Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill, Oldsmar

YMKSM Annual Meeting and
Election of New Council Members
Wednesday, September 10th @ 6:30pm
Greektown Grille, Clearwater

YMKSM 12th Annual Ball Weekend
September 26th-28th

YMKSM 12th Annual Krewe Ball

Saturday, September 27th - 8:00PM - Midnight

2014 Pirate Festivals

Was That FUN or What?

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The KSM Philanthropy Committee has selected the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch with locations in Dunedin and Safety Harbor, FL for children ages 3 to 12 in their care.

The FSYR’s mission statement is: Rescuing kids and providing them with direction, ability and hope.

Next Meeting
Tuesday, August 19th, 7:00PM

Jack Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill
1013 St. Petersburg Drive W
Oldsmar, FL 34677

Please RSVP if you are able to join us:
We want to have enough space and servers for our group.

Note: Philanthropy Committee will be collecting school supplies for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch for their 2014/2015 school year. We will be collecting at both the July and August socials. We will deliver the collected items after the August social.

General YMKSM Membership Meeting
Election of New Council Officers
(Monthly Social to Follow)

(slate of candidates will be sent at
least 10 days before the meeting)

Interested in being a
YMKSM Council Member?

Nominate yourself, or someone else.
Positions: Admiral, Commodore (1 position),
Scribe, and Treasurer.
Send nominations to Adam Levine:
Friday, August 15th.

Meeting Date and Location:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 6:30 PM until …
Greektown Grille
1230 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755

2014 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 21 Pirate Festivals for 2014 throughout Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. 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 below to view web page for that event. You will see that some of these web sites are not updated with 2014 information. Happy Pirating.

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
January 31 - February 2, 2014

Lake Park Pirate Fest
February 1, 2014

Matlacha Pirate Fest
February 7-9, 2014

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
March 1, 2014

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
The 13th Annual Pirates Ball

May 9, 2014

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
May 9-11, 2014

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
May 29-31, 2014

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
June 6-7, 2014

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
June 13-15, 2014

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
July 25-27, 2014

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 8-9, 2014

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
September 12-14, 2014

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
September 19-20, 2014

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
October 9-12, 2014

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
October 10-11, 2014

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
October 10-12, 2014

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Grande Pirate Masquerade Ball
Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion

October 25, 2014

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
October 25-26, 2014

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 6-16, 2014

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 7-9, 2014

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
December 5-7, 2014

10th Anniversary
Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
August 13th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Jack Willie's

1201 W St Pete Dr, Oldsmar FL 34677
(813) 854-1972

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

Note 1: We will be collecting mini and full size bottles of booze for the ‘Chest of Cheer’ for our 2014 ball. Please bring a bottle or two to donate. Proceeds from sale of chest at silent auction will go towards benefiting the Krewe.

Note 2: Philanthropy Committee will be collecting school supplies for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch for their 2014/2015 school year. We will be collecting at the August social. We will deliver the collected items after the August social.

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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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