From the President – April, 2014

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

President’s Message:

The Society would like to express our thanks to Chris Fonvielle for conducting the walk of the Sugar Loaf line again this year. We had 37 people register and take the walk and it was a beautiful and outstanding day. The money collected from the walkers will go into a special fund to be used for preservation of the earthworks on the east side of N. Lake Park. Blvd.

Over the years Chris has been more than generous in giving his time and expertise in support of many projects and programs sponsored by the Society. He is also working closely with our Society and the Town of Carolina Beach on the plans for the Lewis Park.

Speaking of the Sugar Loaf line… We NEED VOLUNTEERS who are willing to help out on “work days” on the Lewis property. Please call Rebecca (458-0502) and let her know if you are available to “cut brush” and “saw trees” or other general cleanup.

 

From the President – March, 2014

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

President’s Message:

How time flies!Federal Point History Center

It’s time to make our requests for financial support to the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach for the fiscal year 2014/2015!

Demetria and Darlene are busy getting our applications prepared and turned in on time – but WE NEED YOU to support our applications by speaking to, or writing, or emailing, our local town officials.

They need to hear from their constituents just how important the Federal Point History Center is to our community and what their support enables us to accomplish.

Remember, we are asking for funds to keep the History Center open to the general public – not for money for the operation the Society.

 


From the Editor:

Thanks to Tony Phillips for taking the time and effort to correspond with our local Town Councils – reminding them of the role that the Federal Point History Center serves in our community.

Tony’s letter to Carolina Beach Town Council.

His letter to the Kure Beach Town Council.

Please consider using his example (and emails) in requesting the town’s financial support for the History Center.

 

 

From the President – February, 2014

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

President’s Message: From Barry NelderFPHPS - 149 Reenactment

Thanks to everybody who braved the cold weather to make our hot dog sale at the 149th Fort Fisher Re-enactment such a success. Darlene and Demetria did their usual thorough job of planning and shopping before the event.

Kudos also go to the Saturday work crew including Darlene and Leslie Bright, Demetria and Phil Sapienza, Cheri McNeill, John Gordon, and Sylvia and Don Shook.

A special “gold medal” goes to Tony Phillips who spent the day showing the spectators to our booth.

Finally, thanks go out to our great cookie bakers; Demetria Sapienza, Jeannie Gordon, Cheri McNeill, Rebecca Taylor, Pat Filipiak, Juanita Winner, Nell O’Connor, Jean Stewart, and Carol Ufferman.

From the President – January, 2014

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

President’s Message From Barry Nelder

Christmas Party 2013

Christmas Party 2013

What a wonderful Christmas Party. The food and fellowship made it a special night for all the members and guests who attended. Thanks to John Golden for leading a rousing sing along.

Thanks too, to Sondra Nelder and Peg Fisher and the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church women for the decorations and setting up and cleaning up after the meal. Thanks, also to Darlene Bright and Demetria Sapienza for all they did to get ready in the days before the party.

Don’t forget the Fort Fisher 149th Re-enactment on Saturday January 18, we’ll be selling hotdogs, drinks, chips and cookies to the reenactors as well as to the general public.

If you can work a shift at our booth on January, 18th, please let Rebecca know. Also we need COOKIES to sell. Please call Rebecca and let her know if you can make some – they can be dropped off at the History Center on Friday if you can’t make it down to the sale. Hope to see you there.

From the President – December, 2013

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

 

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you from the officers and board members of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society to Mr. Vernon Meshaw who salvaged the plaque mounted on the historic Swing Bridge over Snow’s Cut!

It is a great addition to our collection and will be displayed for all to see at the History Center.

I hope you all can join us for our annual Christmas potluck December 16, at the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. It is always a wonderful event with great food, good music, and even a few “reindeer games.”

From the President – Nov. 2013

From the President, Barry Nelder

Society Presents 75 year plaque to Carolina Beach School.  

On Saturday November 2nd, the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society presented one of our historic plaques to the Carolina Beach School in celebration of their seventy-fifth anniversary. It was a great event, hugely attended and we were honored to be part of it.

Part of the fun was seeing Juanita Winner, Frankie Jones, and Pat Jones from the “Kindergarten class of 49!”

CBES @ 75 Years CBES 75 YearsCBES_75years_1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the President – Oct, 2013

From the President, Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

A huge thanks goes out to the members who helped out for Island Day on Sunday September 29. Darlene and Leslie Bright set up our tent and Pat Bolander, Jean Stewart, Juanita Winner, Pam and

Ray Bramhall, Elaine and Skip Henson all spent time at the table giving out our brochures and answering questions.

Thanks also to Don and Sylvia Snook who helped Elaine and Skip tear down and put away all our paraphenalia. It was a great day and another chance to raise our community profile.

 

From the President – September, 2013

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

Well we got our check for $1000.00 from the Town of Kure Beach. We truly appreciate their confidence in the operations of the History Center. Thanks also to the Town of Carolina Beach for replacing the roof of the History Center AND to the Pleasure Island Foundation for their flattering resolution and $1,000 contribution.

The 4th annual Island Day is scheduled for Sunday September 29, from 1-5 pm. It’s at the new Kure Beach Oceanfront Park this year and we hope to have an educational exhibit again. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS willing to set up and break down our exhibit

and/or to man the exhibit for at least 2 hours that afternoon. If you are available please call Rebecca at 458-0502 and let her know what times you are available.

At the last Board meeting everyone agreed that we need to focus on getting our committees active. So, PLEASE, if you have a little time and have an interest in any of our committees, call Rebecca at 458-0502.

This month we’re featuring the Newsletter Committee. We need persons interested in proof reading and contributing short articles. We could also use someone to work with the oral history transcripts.

From the President – August, 2013

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

As you may know our officers, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are one year terms but can be re-elected for an unlimited number of years. On the other hand our board members are elected to 2 year terms with 1⁄2 being elected each year. They can be elected for three consecutive terms (6 years) and then must sit out at least one year.

We thank ALL the people who give their time and energy to the Society. Please note that as of next year’s (2014-2015) a number of our board members will have to rotate off. PLEASE consider becoming a board member when the time comes and let Rebecca or one of the members of the nominating committee know you would like to serve.

 

 

July Election — Elected Officers and Board Members for 2013-2014

Officers: (2013-2014)
President: Barry Nelder
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Lois Taylor
Treasurer: Demetria Sapienza

Board of Directors:
Thomas Gray (2013-105)
Skippy Winner (2013-2015)
Jim Dugan (2013-2015)
Leslie Bright (2013-2015)
Elaine Henson (2012-2014)
John Gordon (2012-2014)
Byron Moore (2012-2014)
Jean Steward (2012-2014)
Cheri McNeill (2012-2014)

President’s Message – July 2013

by Barry Nelder

A huge thank-you to Dean Lambeth and the Kure Beach Town Council for approving $1,000 toward the operation of our History Center! Along with the $5,000 approved by the Carolina Beach Town Council these amounts will go a long way in keeping the History Center open for 150 days durng the 2013/2014
budget year; serving the general public, including both locals and visitors.

Nominations: We hold our annual election at the July meeting.

The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate. Members are welcome to make other nominations from the floor at the meeting.

Officers:
President: Barry Nelder
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Lois Taylor
Treasurer: Demetria Sapienza

Board of Directors:
Thomas Gray
Skippy Winner
Jim Dugan
Leslie Bright