Society Notes – November, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Welcome to new members Ken and Nancy Purdy of Wilmington and Bene and Van Deacon of Cleveland, Tennessee.
  • The History Center recorded 62 visitors in October. We had 30 in attendance at the October Meeting. The gift shop took in $476.79.
  • The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC this month.
  • Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Darlene Bright and Demetria Sapineza. Thanks, also, to Tony Phillips and James Kohler for manning our booth at the Primrose Marketplace. Tony Phillips and Juanita Winner brought the wonderful refreshments at the October meeting.

Society Notes – October, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

In Memorium

In September we lost two long time members of the Society.  Our thoughts go out to the the families of past president, Ron Griffin, and to Richard, and the family of Nancy Graham.

  • Welcome to new members Ally Ferreira of Royal Oak, Michigan and Charles Yeager and Bonita McDaniel of Beaver, Pennsylvania. And, last month, I forgot Sandra Shugart’s husband, Wayne, of Winston-Salem.
  • The History Center recorded 167 visitors in August. That is even higher than last month, and now the highest month in our records. We had 34 in attendance at the August Meeting. The gift shop took in $396.50.
  • The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC this month.
  • Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Darlene Bright, Andre Blouin, Tony Phillips, and Lois Taylor for helping Rebecca with the August newsletter. Thanks to Demetria Sapienza for the refreshments at the September meeting.Thanks to all the Island Day volunteers; Leslie and Darlene Bright, Cheri McNeill, James Kohler, and Cindy Clark.old-photo-maker

 

We need “old” photos!

We’re working on enlarging our photo collection.

Do you have photos that document “the way things were?”

We would love to scan and archive a copy.  Lend them to us for a few weeks and we’ll scan them, and give them back to you, and share a digital copy with you, if you want one.  We need pictures of buildings, people and events that have taken place in Federal Point from the 1920s to the 1970s.

 

 

Society Notes – Sept, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

DONATION! Thanks to Jane Albers for the donation of framed images of Hurricanes Bertha, Fran, Bonnie, Dennis, Floyd and Irene. They are a great addition to the Burnett Cottage Hurricane Hazel pictures.

Welcome to new members Gerry Clonaris of Charlotte, Debra and Garth Bowling of LaPlata, MD, Sandra Shugart of Winston-Salem, Joan Dunn of Wilmington, and Barbara and Michael McQuery of Carolina Beach. WOW!

The History Center recorded 167 visitors in August. That is even higher than last month, and now the highest month in our records. We had 34 in attendance at the August Meeting. The gift shop took in $396.50.

The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club.

Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Darlene Bright, Andre Blouin, Tony Phillips, and Jim Kohler for helping Cheri with the August newsletter. Thanks to Steve Arthur and Mary Ann Targonski for the refreshments at the August meeting.


We need “old” photos! — We’re working on enlarging our photo collection.

Do you have photos that document “the way things were?”

We would love to scan and archive a copy.  Lend them to us for a few weeks and we’ll scan them, and give them back to you, and share a digital copy with you if you want one.

We need pictures of buildings, people and events that have taken place in Federal Point from the 1920s to the 1970s.


Officers:           2016-2017
President:           Elaine Henson
Vice-President: Tony Phillips
Treasurer:         Demetria Sapienza
Secretary:          Nancy Gadzuk

Board of Directors: 2015-2017
Skippy Winner
Jim Dugan
Chris Fonvielle
John Moseley

Board of Directors: 2016-2018
Andre Blouin
Barry Nelder
Jean Stewart
Byron Moore
Cheri McNeill

Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Thanks to Griff Fountain for renewing as a lifetime member! Welcome to new member Jerry Kennedy of Carolina Beach.
  • The History Center recorded 159 visitors in July. That is the most visitors we’ve recorded in the past 10 years. We had 50 in attendance at the July Meeting. The gift shop took in $390.99.
  • The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club
  • Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Darlene Bright, Andre Blouin, Tony Phillips, and Jim Kohler for bringing refreshments and helping Cheri with the July Newsletter.

We need “old” photos! — We’re working on enlarging our photo collection.

Do you have photos that document “the way things were?”

We would love to scan and archive a copy.  Lend them to us for a few weeks and we’ll scan them, and give them back to you, and share a digital copy with you if you want one.

We need pictures of buildings, people and events that have taken place in Federal Point from the 1920s to the 1970s.


Officers           2016-2017

President: Elaine Henson

Vice-President: Tony Phillips

Treasurer; Demetria Sapienza

Secretary: Nancy Gadzuk

Board of Directors: 2015-2017

Skippy Winner

Jim Dugan

Chris Fonvielle

John Moseley

Board of Directors: 2016-2018

Andre Blouin

Barry Nelder

Jean Stewart

Byron Moore

Cheri McNeill

Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 83 visitors in June. We had 18 in attendance at the June Potluck. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.
  • New Members! Welcome to Jo Dheilly of Wilmington, Joan and Ted Podkul of Carolina Beach, Paulette Playce of Carolina Beach, and Barry and Ann Brown of Carolina Beach. Also, Beach Photographs by John Gregory is back on our list of supporting businesses.
  • Group Programs: Rebecca talked to 13 UNCW graduate education students who are studying how to incorporate local history and the environment in their classrooms.
  • Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Darlene Bright, Leslie Bright, Andre Blouin, Tony Phillips, Nancy Gadzuk. Thanks also to Lois Taylor for filling in at the History Center when Rebecca needed to be at a meeting in Raleigh.  

 

New Boardwalk #2

We need you to Volunteer!

We are currently planning an outreach program that will put our members on the Boardwalk one or two nights a week in June, July and August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Board Walk #1

We hope to display some of our great pictures, pass out our brochure, and answer questions about Federal Point.

If you could take a night or two please let Rebecca know: 910-458-0502

 

 

 

Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 78 visitors in May. We had 23 in attendance at the May meeting.. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.
  • School Visits: Rebecca talked to 85 second graders about the history of the schools that have served the Federal Point area, including the school at Town Hall on the Boardwalk.

 

Thanks to our active volunteers this month; Demetria Sapienza, Darlene Bright, Leslie Bright, Andre Blouin, Vic Alocci, Tony Phillips,  Nancy Gadzuk, and Rick Both. Refreshments at our meeting were provided by Pat Bolander and Chris Say.

Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 70 visitors in April. We had 53 in attendance at the April meeting. The gift shop took in $140.34. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.

  • Membership continues to grow. Welcome to Jeffrey Stauffer of Carolina Beach, Ann Tinder of Wilmington, and Barbara and Michael McQuery of Carolina Beach.

  • School Visits: Elaine Henson talked to 85 second graders about the past and present of Federal Point at Carolina Beach Elementary School and Rebecca Taylor talked to 75 fourth graders about lighthouses, particularly the Federal Point Light.

Society Notes – April, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

The History Center recorded 90 visitors in March. We had 40 in attendance at the March meeting and 45 who took the Sugar Loaf walk with Chris Fonvielle and Leslie Bright on March 12. The gift shop took in $401.97 in March which isn’t a record, but is the best we’ve done since last fall. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.

Membership continues to grow. Welcome to Geraldine and Gerald Cohen of Wilmington and Ann Tinder of Wilmington.

WWI #2


Knowing that 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, we would like to do a temporary exhibit featuring those who fought and those who manned the home front.

We’re looking for pictures, letters, uniforms, or artifacts.  Please let us know if you would allow us to borrow your family treasures for about 6 months.

 

 

Society Notes – March, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director


  • The History Center recorded 67 visitors in January. We had 45 in attendance at the February meeting. The gift shop took in $56.99 in February. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.

 

  • Have you seen our new “look”? A huge thanks to Skip Henson, Andre’ Blouin, and Vic Alocci for their  TWO long days of prepping and painting.  We’re still waiting for new landscaping and outdoor electrical work but before long NOBODY will be able to say they never noticed our building.

 

  • Membership continues to grow. Welcome to Ann Boseman of Wilmington, Alfred and Dolores Anderson of Carolina Beach and the Jeffrey Stauffer Family also of Carolina Beach.  A big thanks to John Pinna for renewing as a Lifetime Member.

 

 WWI #2Knowing that 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, we would like to do a temporary exhibit featuring those who fought and those who manned the home front.

We’re looking for pictures, letters, uniforms, or artifacts.  Please let us know if you would allow us to borrow your family treasures for about 6 months.

 

 

Society Notes – Feb. 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 70 visitors in January. We had 52 in attendance at the January meeting. The gift shop took in $65.98 in January. The History Center was used by Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for their monthly meetings.
  • Battle of Fort Fisher 151st Reenactment: We had a great weekend, helped by great weather and great volunteers. Thanks go out to Cheri McNeill, Paul Slebodnik, Jim Dugan, Tony Phillips, Phil and Demetria Sapienza, Darlene and Leslie Bright, and Steve Arthur for spending the whole day at the hot dog stand.

    Thanks also to our cookie bakers: Doris Bame, Jean Stewart, Jane Dugan, Nancy Gadzuk, Demetria Sapienza, Cheri McNeill, Jeannie Gordon, Elaine Henson Tony Phillips, and Juanita Winner. TOTAL PROFIT AFTER EXPENSES: $1,000 with a little help from an anonymous donor.

  • There is lots of progress on taking care of ongoing maintenance issues with the History Center. The building has been pressure washed and is being prepped for a new paint job. A huge thanks to everyone who’s pitched in on the prep work: Skip Henson, Leslie Bright, Jim Dugan, Andre Blouin, Vic Alocci, and Nancy Gadzuk.
  • WOW! Three new personal members, one new lifetime family member and one new Business member. Welcome to Eileen and Bill Shober of Rocky Pt. and Cindy Washington of Kure Beach. John Virgint of Kure Beach and Ohio has joined as a Lifetime Family member. Our new business member, Island Athletic Club that is located in Carolina Beach. A big thanks to Paul Laird who renewed as a Lifetime Family Member.
  • At the January Board Meeting the Board voted that all members will receive a 10% discount on all items in the gift shop. Let the buying begin!