Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys
P.O. Box 2200 Key Largo, FL 33037
NEWSLETTER FOR May 2019
Jerry Wilkinson, President
Our May program will be our usual second Monday of the month at the Key Largo Library Community Room in the Trade Winds Shopping Plaza at mile marker 101.5. So please mark your calendars for Monday, May 13th at 7 pm and pass the word along to others who may have an interest.
This month our program will be a slideshow presentation covering the who, what, when, where and why of the construction of the concrete “Red Cross” houses in the Upper Keys given by HPSUK President Jerry Wilkinson.
The May meeting will also serve as HPSUK’s annual meeting, where the organization’s members vote on our Board of Trustees. Over the past several months, the Board has also been working diligently to update the organization’s bylaws to align them with current practices and most importantly, allow Board members to participate in meetings via phone and/or vide conference. All HPSUK members who are current with their dues are eligible to vote on the approval of the bylaw amendments and the Board of Trustees at the May meeting.
Last month's program featured a “Then and Now” photo presentation of the Upper Keys given by HPSUK Vice President Loralea Carrera. We had fifty-six in attendance.
The books “Images of Key Largo” and “Images of Islamorada” will be available at our meeting for $22 each. We also have copies of “The Shaw Diary” for $15 and K Wilkinson’s book “It Had to Be You” for $15. If you would like them mailed someplace, just add $3 to the listed price to cover the cost of shipping. As a benefit, of membership paid members receive $1 off all book purchases! All book sales help the Historical Society continue to keep our local history alive.
This month we are pleased to welcome new member Scott Huffman of Key Largo. The Society thanks you for joining our efforts.
Membership renewals were due at the beginning of the year. Thank you to those who have already renewed. Our membership box will be at the front desk at our meeting so we can assist you with your renewal. You will also find information below about how to renew your membership through the mail. We now send an electronic version of our newsletter. If you would like to receive the email version, make sure you include your email address when you renew or send a request to Erin Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, Inc.
Post Office Box 2200 ● Key Largo, Florida 33037 ● Phone (305) 896-6526
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