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.

← Older posts

An Open Moment

As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s beginnings 244 years ago, we must consider where we are now. The statement below shared by Laura Pires-Hester, past Chairwoman of the Ernestina Commission and Julius Britto, President of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association … Continue reading

All Hands On Deck: A Call to Action

Massachusetts Residents! All Hands on Deck, A Call To Action! Contact (call, write a letter, email) your state representative TODAY to support this bill which enables Ernestina-Morrissey to sail again! An Act to Preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey ( Bill S.2328) This … Continue reading

Looking Forward to a Fantastic 2020!

Looking forward to a 2020 when we will once again see fireworks bloom through Ernestina-Morrissey’s shrouds! You still have time to make your 2019 tax-deductible donation to The Annual Appeal. Just click the yellow Donate button on the right! AND: … Continue reading

And the Final Installment!

We hope you have been enjoying the WoodenBoat series “A Schooner for the Ages — The six charmed lives of ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY ”  The final Part 3 is available now!  It tells the story of the current rehabilitation.  We are looking forward to … Continue reading

SUPPORT THE RETURN OF THE HISTORIC ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY TODAY!

Dear Friends and Supporters, SEMA’s excitement is palpable as we come to the end of a successful year of progress toward the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s complete rehabilitation. Here are some significant highlights! We are proud to announce that PHASE I, the … Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Ernestina-Morrissey ‘s Future on Thanksgiving!

Ernestina-Morrissey needs YOU to give us all something wonderful to give Thanks for this year. How?  Contact members of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee and urge them to act on “The Act to Preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.” It’s … Continue reading

Fair Winds, MarDee Xifaras

“Margaret Dexter (Strahorn) Xifaras, a New Bedford lawyer, citizen activist and stalwart Democrat, died shortly after midnight on October 8, 2019 of metastatic breast cancer.” Margaret D. Xifaras’s life story should inspire everyone. We would like to share how she was … Continue reading

You Can Help Today!

An Act to preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey The bill S.2328, An Act to preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey has passed the Massachusetts Senate and is now in the House Committee on Ways and Means. You can follow the link to see … Continue reading

A Perfect Evening in Charlestown

On Thursday. September 12, 2019, the USS Constitution Museum held their Salute to Maritime Heritage. The weather threatened and the schedule was shuffled but the skies cleared for a wonderful celebration on the USS Constitution! After a convivial reception, remarks … Continue reading

SEMA Selected for Don Turner Award

The Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum has selected Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association to receive the 2019 Don Turner Award.  This award recognizes a person or team of people who have contributed significantly to efforts to preserve important vessels. We … Continue reading

← Older posts   |