NELL’S 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW
Dear NELL Members and lighthouse enthusiasts,
Below is information on a slide presentation about lighthouses on a tour made to South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. I received a request to help advertise this and thought that you would be interested in this free event from a non profit organization.
Attached is a picture of four South African lighthouse stamps which I believe will be included in the presentation. Remember, you do no have to be a stamp collector to attend or enjoy this program.
"Keeping the Flame"
FREE TALK ON SOUTH AFRICAN
On Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 pm at the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston, MA. Richard Johnson, the President of the Samuel Osgood Stamp Club of Lawrence, will make a slide presentation about the lighthouses he visited on a tour he made to South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana in 2004. His talk will incorporate photographs and stamps of various lighthouses he visited. The trip was organized by the US Lighthouse Society.
Johnson is a life member of the American Philatelic Society and a member of both the American Topical Association and the Lighthouse Philatelic Society. The program is free and open to the public. The galleries will open at 6:30. You do not have to be a stamp collector to enjoy this talk. More info is at www.spellman.org or call Henry Lukas, Education Director at 617-784-5838.
Dear NELL Members,The next time you visit Owls Head Lighthouse in Maine you might not recognize it. Owls Head has been undergoing restoration which is almost complete. This light was in dire need of some TLC and finally received it thanks to funding of $80,000 by our parent organization, the American Lighthouse Foundation along with Friends of Rockland Breakwater a Chapter of ALF. The US Coast Guard signed the license over to ALF in 2007.
Here is the link to the July 1st update on the restoration progress at Owls Head Lighthouse.
The project is expected to wrap up later this month, but the progress to date is at a point where things are really starting to look good on both the interior and exterior of the tower. I just might have to plan a trip to Maine this year to visit Owls Head again.
New England Lighthouse Lovers
"Keeping the Flame"
Between 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. EDST
|Posted November 15, 2008
Dear NELL Members,
Due to the many new memberships we have received I find it best to send this to all members. I have received several inquiries stating "I (we) just joined NELL. That automatically makes us members of ALF, correct?" The answer to that is -- no my friends, that is not correct. True, some chapters have that in their agreement with ALF, but due to the complexities and differences of each agreement that each chapter has, that clause is not universal. It pertains to a very small group of chapters within the chapters that make up ALF. Here again, going back to those complexities, NELL is the only chapter of ALF that does not have a particular lighthouse under its stewardship but does support and donate money to all ALF lights and other New England lighthouses.
We (NELL) have our own dues structure as does ALF. (NELL dues run from Jan. to Dec. and ALF has your anniversary date when you joined as your renewal date.) NELL highly recommends that a NELL member join ALF and help support our parent organization. Do we require you to join ALF? Definitely not and we never will. But as I have already stated we do recommend it and request that you do so.
NELL, ALF and many other lighthouse organizations have members only event[s] throughout the year so it does benefit you to become a member, but that remains as your choice.
For further information regarding the American Lighthouse Foundation and their dues structure please go to: http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/index.html or call 1-207-594-4174.
I hope this clears up any confusion and or misunderstandings any of you might have. Thank you.
August 17, 2008
Lighthouse "Bagging" Boom
I received this from Ron Foster and thought you'd enjoy it. I think we will stay lighthouse lovers though.
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