- 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 public is invited to the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island’s annual Dinner at the Club on January 30th , with a reception starting at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm in the Grand Dining Room of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. The benefit dinner costs $125 per person, with the proceeds going to MOSAiC, the upcoming renovation of the Stables Museum. Reservations must be made by January 15th. Invitations will be mailed to members and past guests. Others should contact Fran Cerrato at (912)635-2443 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme of this year’s formal dinner is From DuBignon to MOSAiC: Friends of Historic Jekyll Island’s 30th Anniversary. The guest speaker will be Jean Poleszak, a founding member and past president. She will share fond memories of the organization originally called the New Jekyll Island Club in 1987, then Jekyll Island Museum Associates, and now Friends of Historic Jekyll Island. Her reflections will include the group’s first major accomplishment—the renovation of DuBignon Cottage.
Don't forget to send in your membership renewal!
10 January 2018: Board Meeting - 3:00 pm Villa Ospo
30 January 2018: Annual Formal Dinner - 5:30 pm, Jekyll Island Club Hotel
14 February 2018: Board Meeting - 3:00 pm, Villa Ospo
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
- Ashantilly Center -