Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Friends of Historic Jekyll Island
- Friends of Historic Jekyll Island -
Friends of Historic Jekyll Island

Preserving Our History

Founded in 1985, the Friends are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to assist in the preservation and interpretation of Jekyll Island, its natural and historic heritage.

In its early years, members were heavily involved in "hands-on" work in the Historic District. In recent years, the emphasis has switched to support, primarily through funding of enhancement projects selected in conjunction with the JIA Museum. Funds for these projects are generated through membership dues, bequests and fundraising events.

Current major fundraisers are an annual formal "Dinner at the Club" and a charity auction.
 
- Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Events 2017-2018 -
 

The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Annual Charity Auction will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2:00-5:00 p.m., in the Morgan Center in the Jekyll Island Historic District. This popular silent and live auction offers free admission, free snacks and cash bar, and hundreds of items for sale from our generous donors to support historic preservation projects on Jekyll.

 Silent Auction bidding begins at 2:00 p.m. and starts closing at 2:45 p.m. Every 30 minutes bids will close on another group of items.

Live Auction starts at 4:30 p.m. and features such prized items as a 2-night, all-inclusive stay on Little St. Simons Island.

New this year is an online auction that runs until Friday, March 2nd. Visit www.32auctions.com/FOHJI2018 to bid on a sculpture by Rosario Russell Fiore, a rental at beautiful Villa Ospo, and golfing and lodging opportunities.

Below is a catalog of items available as of February 21st. (This list will be periodically updated until the auction.)

Description          Donor

DINING

$25 Gift Certificate             Driftwood Bistro
$25 Gift Certificate             Driftwood Bistro
$25 Gift Certificate             Driftwood Bistro
$25 Gift Certificate             Driftwood Bistro
6+ Course Asian Dinner for Four      Rob & Susie Stewart
$25 Gift Certificate             Daddy Cates
$50 Gift Certificate             Fancy Q Sushi Bar & Grill
$25 Gift Certificate             Tortuga Jack's
$25 Gift Certificate             Tortuga Jack's
One Large Pizza - Dine In Only        Red Bug Pizza
$25 Gift Certificate             Zachry's Riverhouse
$25 Gift Certificate             Zachry's Riverhouse
Sunday Brunch for Two             Jekyll Island Club
Sunday Brunch for Two             Jekyll Island Club
Sunday Brunch for Two             Jekyll Island Club
Lunch for Two at any Resort Venue             Jekyll Island Club
Lunch for Two at any Resort Venue             Jekyll Island Club
Lunch for Two at any Resort Venue             Jekyll Island Club
Dinner for Four             Indigo Coastal Shanty
Dinner for Two (Two Entrees)             Crabdaddy's Seafood Grill
$50 Gift Certificate             Strong Root Provisions
$25 Gift Certificate             Tipsy McSway's
$25 Gift Certificate             Tipsy McSway's
$25 Gift Certificate             McGarvey's Wee Pub

Description          Donor

SPORTS

1 Custom Driving Iron R.H. R-Flex          Robert Kirsopp
1yr Membership JI Mens Golf Association  JIMGA
1yr Membership JI Mens Golf Association  JIMGA
One Hour Private Tennis Lesson             JI Tennis Center - Stewart Atkins
One Hour Private Tennis Lesson             JI Tennis Center - Stewart Atkins
Tennis Clinic for Four Players             JI Tennis Center - Stewart Atkins
3 Month Single Tennis Membership             Jekyll Island Authority
3 Month Single Tennis Membership             Jekyll Island Authority
1Hr Golf Lesson at Jekyll Island GC or Heritage Oaks GC             PGA Pro Harry Kicklighter
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Heritage Oaks GC             Heritage Oaks Golf Club
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Heritage Oaks GC             Heritage Oaks Golf Club
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Heritage Oaks GC             Heritage Oaks Golf Club
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Sanctuary Cove GC             Sanctuary Cove Golf Club
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Sanctuary Cove GC             Sanctuary Cove Golf Club
4 Individual Rounds Golf w/ Cart at Sanctuary Cove GC             Sanctuary Cove Golf Club
1 Custom Gap Wedge R.H. R-Flex             Robert Kirsopp
Custom Steel Shafted Chipper             Clubmaker Don Squires
Hybrid 34 Degree Graphite Shaft RH             Clubmaker Don Squires
Annual Single Range Membership             Jekyll Island Authority
Annual Family Range Membership             Jekyll Island Authority
30 Round Walking Punch Card             Jekyll Island Authority
21 Round Punch Card - Good On All Courses             Jekyll Island Authority
21 Round Punch Card - Good On All Courses             Jekyll Island Authority
21 Round Punch Card - Good On All Courses             Jekyll Island Authority
21 Round Punch Card - Good On All Courses             Jekyll Island Authority
21 Round Punch Card - Good On All Courses             Jekyll Island Authority
Two 1/2hr Golf Lessons             Jekyll Island Authority
Two 1/2hr Golf Lessons             Jekyll Island Authority
Two 1/2hr Golf Lessons             Jekyll Island Authority
Two 1/2hr Golf Lessons             Jekyll Island Authority
Round of Golf for 4 (Cart Included) at Sea Palms Resort    Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center

Description          Donor

ADVENTURES    

$50 Gift Certificate             Beachside Bike Rentals
$50 Gift Certificate             Beachside Bike Rentals
24Hr 2 or 4 Person Red Bug Rental          Red Bug Motors
2Hr Kayak Tour for Two          SE Adventure Outfitters

Description          Donor

LODGING            

Two Night Stay    Villas by the Sea
Two Night Stay    Days Inn + Suites
Three Night Stay  Barbara Stevenson
Two Night Stay for Two     Little St. Simons
Two Night Gift Certificate       Holiday Inn Resort
Two Night Stay          Hampton Inn & Suites
One Night Bed & Breakfast     Jekyll Island Club
One Night Bed & Breakfast     Jekyll Island Club
One Night Bed & Breakfast     Jekyll Island Club

Description          Donor

ARTS & CRAFTS

$50 Gift Certificate             Artisan's
Swamp Denizen Photo on Canvas  Garrett Jackson
8x10 Photo "Black Shimmers"         Pete Defina
2 Hand Painted Wine Glasses - Beach/Driftwood        Silk Elegance
2 Hand Painted Wine Glasses - Lavender/Roses          Silk Elegance
Marsh Grass and Wooden Bowl       David Loehle
Handcrafted Pottery Bowl                David Palmer
Shells of Jekyll Island Framed Poster           Caryl & Ted Rice
Pair of Framed Tropical Fish Illustrations           Caryl & Ted Rice
Mary Griffith Print of Jekyll's Historic District Plus $20 Towards Framing    Main Street Frame Shop
Framed Nautical Chart of Jekyll           Caryl & Ted Rice
Hand Made Pottery           Mary Perkins
Goodyear Cottage Watercolor           Bonnie Householder
Necklace and Earings           Bonnie Householder
Chinese Lantern           Linda Diefenderfer
Framed Photo of Sunset at Zachry's           Chuck Diefenderfer
Original Oil Painting - Clam Creek           Ben Foster
Original Watercolor of Chicadee           Joan Samuelson
Original Shell Plate           Jo Klingensmith
16x20 Photo on Canvas - "Great White"           Garrett Jackson
Photos of Jekyll Island Cottage Doors (3 Items- A, B, C)           Paul Pollard
Hand Colored Etching of Faith Chapel - Signed Print #1/25           Ed Einboden
Time Cover - William Rockefeller's Grandson, Olympic Winner           Paul Pollard
19th Century View of Brunswick Harbor           Paul Pollard
Original Cherry Pepper Mill           Glenn Fountain
Original Hand Made Pottery Vase           Vicki Fountain
Painting of Yellow Bird           Sarah Tallu
Original Pottery Lamp           Alan Kline

Description          Donor

MERCHANDISE 

Wine, Chocolate, and Candle Basket             Sue & Merle Zoerb
Naked Grape Ice Wine       Sue & Merle Zoerb
Naked Grape Ice Wine       Sue & Merle Zoerb
Tropical Plant       Ace Garden Center
$25 Gift Certificacte           Gold Coast Nutrition
3 Cape Cod Picture Frames               Jesup Furniture Outlet
Husky Flashlight  Home Depot
Propane Mini Smoker         Lowes
Wine Decanter with Six Glasses        Carolyn Ezell
Cut Glass Bisquit Jar           Carolyn Ezell
Cut Glass Decanteer           Carolyn Ezell
Spa Basket           Beach Life Massage
Olive Affairs Jars     Olive Affairs
Olive Oil Gift Basket           Golden Isles Olive Oil
2 Tickets to the Plaza Suite Show    Island Players
2 Tickets to The Affections of Max         Island Players

Description          Donor

SERVICES           

$50 Labor towards bike repair.         Griffin's Bicycle Shop
Estate Planning Consultation            Gilbert McLemore
Full Chiropractic Consultation, Evaluation, Xrays       Coastal Chiropractic Clinic
1Hr Nueromuscular Massage           Coastal Chiropractic Clinic
$50 Gift Certificate             Monkeywrench Bicycles
$50 Gift Certificate             Judy Kay's Salon
$45 Gift Certificate             Re-Invent Salon
2Hrs Tai Chi / Chi Gong (Not Between 4/1 - 11/25)           Barb Coryea

Don't forget to send in your membership renewal!

22 February 2018: Monthly Program - "Golden Isles at War" presented by Lance P. Toland - 6:30 pm, Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church Parlor

4 March 2018: Annual Silent Auction - 2:00 pm, Morgan Center

14 March 2018: Board Meeting - 3:00 pm, Villa Ospo

15 March 2018: Annual Meeting of the Corporate Membership - Election of New Board Members, Updates on the Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Annual Silent Auction, followed by refreshments - 6:30 pm, Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church Parlor

11 April 2018: Board Meeting - New Board Members Invited to Observe - 3:00 pm, Villa Ospo

19 April 2018: Monthly Program - Christophe DuBignon and his role during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, Peter Dillon, FOHJI Board Member - 6:30 pm, Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church Parlor

9 May 2018: Board Meeting - 3:00 pm, Villa Ospo

17 May 2018: Monthly Program - The Wanderer Landing on Jekyll, Denise White Fields, owner of From Africa to Eternity: Traveling African-American History Museum - 6:30 pm, Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church Parlor

 

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