Society Notes – August, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

The History Center recorded 74 visitors in July. We had 45 in attendance at the July meeting. The gift shop took in $177.64 in July. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club, and the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Rescue Committee.

Please welcome new members Cindy Morgan of High Point and Kathy Marcinowski and Lisa Heglar of Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Advantage in Carolina Beach.

And don’t forget!  If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS!

If you do we get a portion of your ticket price.  Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134.


We have a dire need for some enthusiastic people to revitalize some of our committees!

Please consider volunteering. If everyone does their bit we’ll get lots more done.

Hospitality: Arrange for someone to bring refreshments to each meeting. Plan and set up for the June Potluck and Christmas Party.

Fundraising: Work with the History Center Director and Treasurer to plan fun and profitable events and projects to supplement our income and balance our budget.

Plaque: We have a desperate need for someone to survey the currently plaqued buildings, refurbish and/or replace existing plaques, and identify additional buildings that qualify.

Membership: As always, there is a need for a plan to systematically contact businesses and promote the value of our Business membership.

Oral History: There are SO MANY people who need to be interviewed!

History Center Question of the Month

question markWe often get questions that we don’t have “documentation” for here at the History Center. Sometimes it just takes an “old timer’s” memory.  This month’s question:

“Was there ever a “pirate” radio station on the beach?” That’s one without the approval of FCC and didn’t pay royalties to the record companies.

If you know anything about this please call Rebecca at 458-0502 as she has someone waiting for the answer.