Membership and Outreach Committee

Purpose: to develop and maintain SEMA membership and support for Ernestina, by maintaining www.ernestina.org, publishing Updates (newsletter) and conducting other outreach, including public relations and marketing activities.

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Representing Ernestina in Wareham

Busy Weekend – the Morgan’s Here!

Priscilla Geigis, Director of the Division of State Parks and Recreation stopped by after the Opening Ceremony. On Sunday the ship’s dory participated in the Boat Parade to celebrate the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival.  For a few days Ernestina will … Continue reading

42nd Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade

Schooner Ernestina Commissioners Laura Pires-Hester and Gene Monteiro invite you to march with the Schooner Ernestina representatives.  CONTACT us for details.

ERNESTINA RECEPTION AND FUN-DRAISER

ERNESTINA RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER CELEBRATE ERNESTINA’S 120TH ANNIVERSARY! SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014   2:30pm-6pm PIER VIEW (“STEVIE’S”) RESTAURANT 201 Onset Avenue, Onset MA Special Guest:  CANDIDA ROSE FUN, FOOD, FRIENDS, AND FELLOWSHIP… MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! $25/person Laura Pires-Hester 347-449-6497/lpireshester@optonline.net Julius … Continue reading

Portraits of a Port AHA! June 12

Join us on the 54th Regiment Plaza for children’s activities and the rousing chanteys of New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus including “Lovely Ernestina”  CONTACT us if you can help.

Helping Ernestina During the Morgan Homecoming

The Charles W. Morgan is coming to town and thousands are expected to visit New Bedford State Pier.  This is a great opportunity to share Ernestina-Morrissey, Massachusetts’ Official Vessel, with all those visitors.  DCR personnel and SEMA volunteers will staff … Continue reading

Linking Ernestina-Morrissey’s Lives

We love it when Ernestina-Morrissey’s lives intertwine!

Lend-A-Hand

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park sponsored a Park-wide clean-up recently.  SEMA volunteers took that opportunity to organize Ernestina’s interpretive materials in preparation for the Charles W. Morgan New Bedford Homecoming.  If you would like to help please CONTACT … Continue reading

Ernestina”s Role in Cape Verdean Culture

The New Bedford Historical Society sponsored an exploration of Cape Verdean culture at the National Park recently.  SEMA President Julius Britto and Director Derek Stevens participated.  Derek is Henrique Mendes’ great-grandson.  Julius spoke passionately about the importance od the great … Continue reading

Motion Meets the Ocean

Schooner Ernestina has been recognized by The Zeiterion as a “Water Steward of the SouthCoast”   The “Z” invited SEMA and other area water stewards to share our activities with their audience at the performance of “Scattered” by Motionhouse. Support … Continue reading

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