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Updated 6/10/19


 Community Outreach


                                                                


OUTREACH EVENTS FOR 2019

 

     We are setting up dates for our participation in outreach events this year….getting the word out about the New Jersey Lighthouse Society.  We have been trying to add some events in areas of the state where we haven’t been before.  We will need volunteers to help staff our display table, sell ways and means items, represent the Society, and interact with visitors to encourage them to join the Society, as our membership numbers are declining.  Although most of the events are outdoor activities, we have a pop-up tent so you won’t be sitting in the direct sun!  We would like to have at least 2 people at all times, so you can visit the event yourself, get something to eat, etc.  The more volunteers we get for each event, the less time you will have to sit at the table!  The following events are tentatively scheduled…if we do not get enough volunteers, we will not be able to participate.  As you can see below, September is going to be a busy month…please consider helping us out.    If you cannot attend for the entire event, please let us know what time you would be available.  Set-up for these events is usually 1 to 2 hours before the start time, so participants can park close to unload their car.  Why not bring a friend or family member to “work” with you? 
Contact
Communityoutreach@njlhs.org with your name, phone number, email address, which event, and time you are available for that event.
 


Saturday, June 8, 2019---10:00 AM to 4:00 PM---“South Jersey History Fair” at Gabreil Daveis Museum in Glendora, NJ.

Sunday, June 23, 2019----10:00 AM to 4:00 PM---“Whitesbog Blueberry Festival” at Whitesbog Historic Village, Rt. 530, Browns Mills, NJ.

Saturday, August 31, 2019---9:00 AM to 4:00 PM---“Ocean County Historical Society’s Olde Time Antique and Collectible Faire” at the Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River (Labor Day weekend).

Sunday, September 8, 2019---9:00 AM to 4:00 PM---“Friends of Island Beach State Park Beach Plum Festival” at Island Beach State Park.

Saturday, September 14, 2019---11:00 AM to 5:00 PM---“Spirit of the Jerseys History Fair” at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.

Saturday, September 28, 2019---12:00 PM to 6:00 PM---“Lighthouse Point Fest 2019” at National Lighthouse Museum, in Staten Island.

Saturday, September 28 AND Sunday, September 29, 2019---9:00 AM to 4:00 PM---“Ocean County Decoy and Bayman’s Festival” at Tip Seaman Park in Tuckerton. (We may only be participating in this event on Sunday, as we also have the Lighthouse Point Fest on Saturday).

 



   

          

   Social Networking Update


As always, a friendly reminder to check out the Society’s presence on Facebook & Twitter!  While you’re at it, please recommend that others become our “fans” on Facebook.  We’re easy to find: either search the Society name in the search bar on Facebook, or navigate to www.facebook.com/njlhs.  I’m happy to report that, as of this writing, MORE THAN 1058 people “like” our page as of this writing.  If you’re not of these many “fans” yet, just look us up and “like us” today.  Also let me know if you have a favorite lighthouse or lighthouse organization or interest group page that we should “like” on the NJLHS page.  We’ve been pleased to share some great updates recently from the folks at the Absecon Lighthouse.

 

Also, as a time saving device, our Facebook page so that all of the content posted automatically publishes on the NJLHS account on Twitter. You may find us at www.twitter.com/njlhs or on Twitter by typing out our Twitter “handle”: @njlhs in the Twitter search field.  You can now keep up to date via your smartphone, iPad/tablet, and (of course) your notebook or desktop computer.

 

The Society also continues to publish notices of our General Membership Meetings to more than 50 media venues (newspapers/radio/websites) throughout the state.  However, we are always looking to add outlets to our media list.  It seems that, as soon as we add an outlet to the list that, due to continued budgetary cutbacks at various media outlets, we lose one or two contacts on our media list.  In light of this reality, please share with me contact info (email address) for any media outlets that you feel would like to receive our media notices.  These could include newspaper, radio, TV, or web-based resources.  I’ll be happy to add anyone to our media distribution list.

 

Thanks so much everyone…and keep the lights shining!

 



Speaker's Bureau/Educational Outreach

The New Jersey Lighthouse Society Speakers Bureau provides speakers to a variety of organizations including primary schools, fraternal, social and historical groups throughout the State.

The presentations are about 60-75 min long and feature a PowerPoint presentation. Although they are free of charge, most recipients make a donation to NJLHS thus making this a fund raising endeavor.

For more information please contact us at: speakersbureau@njlhs.org


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