Society Notes – May, 2012

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • This month we recorded 55 members and guests at our April meeting and exhibit opening. We had 86 visitors to the History Center, a nice increase over last year’s 54 visitors.
  • The gift shop took in $ 167.89 which is a heartening increase from the 35.17 we took in last May.
  • The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project held its spring orientation at the History Center. Both Got-Em-on Live and the UDC held their monthly meeting at the History Center as well.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers; Lois Taylor, for helping get the newsletter into the mail, and to Cheri McNeill for her always thorough proofing of the newsletter. Thanks also to Demetria Sapienza for her work on the History Center’s photographic collection as well as all the work she does as Society Treasurer.
  • Thanks to Elaine Henson and Darlene and Leslie Bright who spent long hours ensuring that Devin’s exhibit was as factually accurate as it could be.
  • Thanks to Doris Bame for helping out with the logistical details of the annual essay contest conducted with the 4th graders of Carolina Beach school.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Money is coming in steadily for the cruise. It will be a relief to have the money from this biennial fundraiser in the bank as we work on next year’s budget. We still haven’t heard anything from either Town about funds for the 2012-2013 budgets. So keep letting our elected officials know how our History Center helps the whole community.
  • New Members: Welcome to new members Dan Camacho of Wilmington, Bonnie Bloch of Carolina Beach, Linda Lashley of Wilmington. We’ve also added two business members: Charles Henson Painting of Wilmington and AmeriLife Health Services by Barry Nelder
  • Thanks to the Fort Fisher Chapter #2325 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for presenting the North Carolina Flag and the Second National Confederate Flag to the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society’s History Center at the March 19th Membership Meeting. The Chapter holds it’s monthly meetings at the History Center and appreciates the society’s contributions to our area’s history.