Society Notes – January, 2019

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The Society membership extends their heartfelt sympathy to the family of long-time member Paul Slebodnik who passed away on January 4, 2019. He was a valued member, a volunteer for all events and a special friend to those who knew him.
  • CB Gazebo - Future FP History Center

    CB Town Hall Gazebo – Future FP History Center

    The History Center recorded 53 visitors in November. There were 49 people in attendance at the Christmas Potluck. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).

  • Welcome to new members, Lynn Williams of Wilmington, Steve and Kim Baumann of Wilmington, Matt Pugliese and Beth Ann Burns of Kure Beach, and Joseph and Terry Benson of Carolina Beach. John Gregory converted his membership to LIFETIME.
  • Thanks to our volunteers this month: Steve Arthur for his tour of the Boardwalk, decorating for Christmas & taking it down, helping with the Potluck. Jim Kohler who helped with the Newsletter. Cheri McNeill Steve Arthur and Darlene Bright for all the work they did getting ready and cleaning up for the Christmas Potluck. Eddie Capel and Darlene Bright for doing our bookkeeping. Leslie Bright for getting ready for the Christmas Potluck, and upkeep of the building. Also, Elaine Henson, Rebecca Taylor, Eddie Capel and Cheri McNeill met with Mayor Joe Benson to fill him in on the history of our Society.
  • And don’t forget!! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours, please tell them you are a member of the FPHPS!  If you do, we get a portion of your ticket price.  Call us at 910-458-0502 or them at 910-338-3134.


We had standing room only for the entertainment at the Christmas Potluck. Thanks to John Golden, and Jay and Deborah Hockenbury