Society Notes – September, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

The History Center recorded 42 visitors in August. We had 45 in attendance at the August meeting. The gift shop took in $111.40 in August. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club.

Please welcome new members Hugo and Phyllis Thomas of Wilmington, D. and Marilyn Scaringi of Carolina Beach and Emily and Cole Fisher of Kernersville.  Also, thanks to Dr. Swing at Brush Dental Care for supporting our work with a new business membership.

And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS!  If you mention us, we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502 or them 338-3134.

Rebecca would like to give a huge THANKS to the steadfast History Center volunteers who pitched in so Rebecca could be away for two weeks in August.  Cheri McNeill, Ron Griffin, Elaine Henson, Demetria Sapienza, Pat Bolander Jeannie Gordon, and Sylvia Snook all worked to keep the History Center open for our summer visitors.  


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New Committee Leaders Step Up

The following committees now have leadership. If you would like to join any of these committees PLEASE call the leader listed or call Rebecca and she’ll get the word to them.

Hospitality: Cheri McNeill

Plaque: Elaine Henson and Darlene Bright

Membership: Tony Phillips

Oral History: Jean Stewart and Tony Phillips

Still Nobody for Fundraising

FP History Center

Federal Point History Center

Upcoming Programs

Monday, October 19, 2015; Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm.  Author John Hirchak will join us for a “seasonal program” based on his book, Ghosts of Old Wilmington.

SPECIAL EVENT! Monday, November 2, 2015; 7:30-9:00 pm. “Growing up at Fort Fisher” featuring Howard Hewett who will share his memories of his family’s Federal Point heritage.

Monday, November 16, 2015; Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Author, historian and descendant of the Newton family, Brooks Newton Preik will talk about the “Fearless Pilots of the Cape Fear River.”

Monday, December 14, 2015; (one week early due to Holidays) Christmas Potluck. 6:30-9:00. Join us for our annual celebration. Why not bring a friend?