Friday, January 5, 2018

Reflecting on Our Members as We Ring in 2018

by Jackie Carlson, membership manager

Ringing in each new year always presents a wonderful chance to reflect back on the past year. For Save The Bay, 2017 was a another strong year of continuing our mission “to protect and restore Narragansett Bay.” We achieved success in initiatives ranging from dune restoration projects and educational program enhancements to continuing to support volunteers in the cleanup of thousands of pounds of trash along our shorelines. Because we’re a member-based organization, none of this work is possible without the support of our members.

Happily, we had the opportunity in 2017 to welcome more than 500 new members to Save The Bay. They joined us through the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, the South Coast Center in Westerly and in person at the Bay Center in Providence, as well as through mailings and our website. And in addition to supporting Save The Bay through membership, our members are active in so many roles other throughout the organization— volunteering at cleanups, visiting our Exploration Center, joining us on Seal Tours, sending their children to BayCamp to help educate the next generation and helping spread the word to their own families and friends about the importance and value of being a Save The Bay member.
Save The Bay Membership Manager Jackie
Carlson on a seal tour with her husband, Rob,
and kids Juliette and Matthew - all proud
Save The Bay members.

As a thank you to our members, we are pleased to offer discounts on our seal and lighthouse tours, summer BayCamps, and Save The Bay merchandise. We are also so proud to partner with local businesses who generously offer additional benefits to our members. Our Family Members receive free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit to our Exploration Center and Aquarium. And all Save The Bay members receive our bi-annual Tides magazine and monthly e-updates. 


As we come to a close on the “Season of Giving,” I would like to thank ALL our members and supporters - from the new members who joined us in 2017 to our most loyal members who have been with us since 1970. Thank you for your continued support! As we look ahead to 2018, we look forward to welcoming more new members and continuing to work with our loyal members. Together, we can Save The Bay! Thank you!