Her­itage so­ci­ety elects new ex­ec­u­tive

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - SPE­CIAL TO THE COM­PASS

The Car­bon­ear Her­itage So­ci­ety elected a new ex­ec­u­tive at its an­nual meet­ing Jan. 20.

Ron How­ell, who re­signed as chair af­ter serv­ing for five years, thanked all mem­bers for their sup­port and in­ter­est in the his­tory and her­itage of Car­bon­ear.

Keith Thomas was elected as the new chair, Carol Ho­gan as vice-chair, Lori Thomas as trea­surer and Mon­ica Grif­fin as sec­re­tary.

The so­ci­ety is a vol­un­teer in­cor­po­rated char­i­ta­ble or­ga­niza- tion and run by a board of three peo­ple. It is en­ter­ing its 37th years in 2016. It meets on the se­cond Wed­nes­day each month in the Old Post Of­fice at 182 Wa­ter St.

The so­ci­ety’s man­date is to col­lect and pre­serve Car­bon­ear’s his­tory. It also ed­u­cates and in­forms the pub­lic of the nat­u­ral and built her­itage of Car­bon­ear.

Over the past 36 years nu­mer­ous stu­dents have found sum­mer em­ploy­ment through the so­ci­ety. It has pro­duced a plethora of dis­plays, self-di­rected walk­ing tours, and pam- phlets. As well, the Car­bon­ear Her­itage So­ci­ety has been the re­cip­i­ent of many awards and is a ben­e­fi­ciary of sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing for nu­mer­ous town projects, such as the Car­bon­ear Is­land ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dig.

The so­ci­ety also main­tains an ar­chive at the Old Post Of­fice and can be found on Face­book.

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