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What I want to do

Save and restore lighthouses especially in Florida and Virginia

What matters to me

My friends.

What inspires me

Seeing others succeed against the odds.

Orlando, FL USA

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FLORIDA KEYS REEF LIGHTS FOUNDATION INC
November 2, 2011

As President of the Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation I am baised of course, however, I can testify that it is a all volunteer organization at this point. My board has made tough choices to grow this group. As time goes on more and more people are helping us. To save and restore not one but six offshore lighthouses that sit in the Atlantic Ocean is a challenge, however, other groups have met similar challenges and succeeded.
I can be reached at ericlighthouse@yahoo.com or leave a message at 407-658-0046 and let me know a good time to call you back. I do work full time (to pay bills), however, I will try to get back to you in 24 hours or less. This is my second job, but the most important to me.
You can also go to www.reeflights.org for more information and to see the meetings and events.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I was just a member, I would run into one of the founders and board member. He and a few others kept the organization alive when the founder suddenly died. They even convinced me to be President (I did want to help and did not mind being on the board, but had no desire to be President....but as you can see I am and with that group and some new members we are growing again and may now have a chance to own one of the lighthouses and with ownership we can qualify for grants, etc..

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a few more dedicated volunteers to take over some of the things I am presently doing. I do expect excellent effort and of course would be there to guide and assist.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am and continue to be a volunteer.

SAINT AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM INC
February 4, 2011

This lighthouse group has a fully restored lighthouse along with keepers houses. In one of them is a museum full of interesting information.
You can climb the tower and there is even a bench to rest on half way up.
Kathy and her crew not only treat guest very well, but other lighthouse groups looking for help. They are willing to share their vast knowledge and have even help in other lighthouse restorations in one way or another. Kathy helped form the Florida Lighthouse Association which helps all Florida lighthouses.
Any money spent for the climb, in the gift shop or just a donation will be well spent. As a volunteer in another lighthouse group this is one group we hope to copy.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visits, calling or email for information to help my lighthouse group.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Really, I can't think of any changes I would make.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & visited, particated in the lighthouse promotion to help all Florida Lighthouses.

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