Society Notes – April, 2012

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • This month we recorded 29 members and guests at our March meeting and program. We had 55 visitors to the History Center, as well at eight visitors on “Be A Tourist” day March 3. The Fonvielle walk to Sugar Loaf brought in another 24. The gift shop took in $ 87.94.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers; Lois Taylor, for helping with the Newsletter and covering the desk, Demetria Sapienza for her work on the History Center’s photographic collection as well as all the work she does as Society Treasurer. Thanks also to Ron Griffin and Darlene for covering the desk for me to be off, and to Cheri McNeill for proof reading the Newsletter again this month. Our stealth cleaners this month were Ron Griffin and Virginia Francis. – thanks so much! It is really making a difference in how the History Center looks to have a good cleaning once a month. Thanks as always to Darlene who keeps the History Center afloat with her knowledge, time and energy.
  • Treasurer’s Report: We’re now in the process of preparing our annual budget requests to the Towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. That money is always earmarked for History Center operations and continues to be the primary reason we can keep the Center open to the general public three days a week.
  • New Members: Welcome to Norm Melton from Wilmington, Mary Grinnell of Carolina Beach, and Melanie and Sam McDonald of Carolina Beach.