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.
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board has been appointed and was sworn in on November 13, 2020 by Joe Maynard of the Governor’s Office via Zoom. From AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE SCHOONER ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY: “to advise the academy on matters that relate … Continue reading
The cover of the 2019 Annual Report shows what we are working for, a sailing Ernestina-Morrissey in 2021. For 2019 Annual Report click HERE and scroll down * Through our new partnership with MMA, SEMA continues our mission and we … Continue reading
On July 8th Governor Baker signed a bill creating a new chapter in the 1894 Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s life and story. It transfers her stewardship from the State Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
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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
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 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
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
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
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
“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