Your Executive is delighted to report that the MOA (purchase agreement) for our lighthouse has been concluded with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), according to the terms of the Heritage Lighthouse Act.
This announcement follows the successful completion earlier this month of the required 90 day public appeal period, and the subsequent issue by the DFO of our Bill of Sale Absolute.
Stay tuned for the completion of our (GA) restoration grant. The money is on the way and soon will be deposited in our account at the Morell Credit Union.
With SPHLS ownership, and as advertised, our Founding Membership Campaign has now been concluded. In August, we look forward to celebrations at the lighthouse, and unveiling a handsome bronze plaque featuring the names of all of our Founding Members.
Thanks so much for your contributions and helping save our lighthouse!!!
St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society (SPHLS)
From Sydney Freiman, Volunteer Chair - Fundraising and Membership
The St Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society would like to thank the 81 households representing 152 individuals who have already enrolled as Founding Members and who will be recognized by name on the Founding Members plaque upon completion of the restoration work.
If you have sent your payment but have yet to receive a thank you call or e-mail, please check in with us soon by writing to me at email@example.com.
We would also like to remind those of you who have made, or have been meaning to make pledges and payment for yourself or others in the category of Founding Members, that the deadline is January 31, 2017 in order to ensure that your name (or the name/s of the person you are honoring) is included on the commemorative plaque.
Whether you wish an individual ($35), family ($50 two household names), or lifetime ($500) Founding Membership the methods of payment are as follows.
You may send a cheque payable to The St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society to my attention at: Syd Freiman 113 Creek Rd. Morell, PE C0A1S0. Please include a note with the proper name spellings.
Or you may choose an Interac e-transfer. If you prefer the e-transfer, kindly address the transfer to our Treasurer, George Morrison, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you choose this option, please send a separate e-mail to my attention with the proper name spellings.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (902) 961-8920 or email@example.com.
May you and yours have a Happy New Year,
Volunteer Chair - Fundraising and Membership
The St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society is a group of local and summer residents who are in the process of taking ownership of the lighthouse from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
As part of our fundraising efforts we have been offering community members the opportunity to become founding members in one of the following categories: single $35, family $50, Silver Shingle (lifetime)$500.
The names of all founding members enrolled prior to January 31, 2017 will be included on a commemorative plaque. For further information or to enroll as a founding member please contact Syd Freiman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-961-8920.
It was announced in the media today that the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse has received Heritage Designation.
To read more about this exciting development, check out the links below:
The first delivery of supplies for the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse restoration effort arrives on site. Some terrific shots of the Gulf of St. lawrence taken from the lighthouse.
On Thursday, August 25th approximately 30 members of the local community gathered at the Rossiter Park Chalet for an update on the Lighthouse Restoration project.
Stayed tuned to our AGM minutes page, where minutes of the meeting will be posted in the coming weeks.
For an excellent article and some historical photos and more, check out our newly updated historical photo section! Click the "through the years" link in the drop-down menu under the "history" tab, or click the photo below. (As always, we welcome your feedback and input -- please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, or if you have artifacts or stories to share.)
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