The Block Island Times

Jennifer Phillips and Alan Elwell Join BIRA Board

By Block Island Residents Association | Oct 14, 2013

BIRA was very pleased to welcome Alan Elwell and Jennifer Phillips to its Board of Directors at their last meeting on Friday, September 20th at Harbor Church.  These new additions will fill vacancies left by outgoing Board members Henry Hill and Kay McManus, who served well and long. Donations of $100 each, in their honor, were given to the Block Island Maritime Institute and the Block Island Ecumenical Choir, organizations in which Henry and Kay are key. At this same meeting, Bill Penn was re-elected President, Peter Saxon was re-elected Vice President, and Donna Corey remained Treasurer and added the title of Secretary to her name.  Barbara MacMullan and Jennifer Phillips joined the Donations Committee and Ray Torrey and Alan Elwell joined the Membership Committee.  The next meeting of the Board will be Saturday, October 19th at 9:15 a.m. in the sun room at Harbor Church. Community members are welcome to attend and to bring issues to our attention. Initiatives which have occupied much of our attention so far this year have been dune restoration, the pressing health issue of tick-borne disease, and improved telecommunications on the island. We have also released information on sea-level rise and the proposed Deepwater Wind project. Affordable homeowners' insurance will soon be a topic of investigation.  If you'd like to give BIRA monetary support through your membership, kindly click on this link to join!  Thank you!

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