FOC Newsletter, President's Letter,  Winter 2023

Happy New Year and Greetings, Friends!

Our Silver Anniversary Gala honoring John Remmer was a wonderful evening of smiling Friends, great food, and fantastic conversation! Thanks to everyone who supported this event. It was a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Please read more and enjoy the pictures from the evening in this newsletter.

The Friends, Park staff and our scholarship candidates had a wonderful day decorating the Clubhouse in December. Many thanks to Board Member Keith Snedecor for the live wreaths, tree and decorations now on display. Come on the House Tour to enjoy the sights!

From our inception, our focus has been on saving the structures and history of the South Side Sportsmen’s Club and Connetquot River State Park Preserve. We worked to improve the facilities and educate our patrons on what were the SSSC moral principles and the members.

We now embrace the direction for the next 25 years of the Friends of Connetquot. We plan to shift our focus away from the Clubhouse and the famous Club Members to concentrate our efforts on the 3,473 acres that comprise the Preserve – how can the Friends assist in the preservation of the native vegetation, improve the condition of Connetquot water flow and artesian well water feed and protect the beautiful fish and wildlife that call Connetquot their home.

We also look forward to uncovering information about the men and women who worked and lived on the grounds and kept the Clubhouse functioning. This research is being accomplished by the History Team. Such an amazing talented group of local history buffs! We have nearly 200 years of records to review, and if this sounds interesting to you, please contact me for more information on how you can get involved!

The Fish Prep Room Tin Ceiling Project is well underway, and we are planning an unveiling event in late winter or early spring. If you aren’t getting our emails, you won’t get the invitation, so please make sure we have your email address so we can contact you with all the details!

Stay well, my friends!

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Fall 2023
Summer 2023
Spring 2023
Winter 2023
Fall 2022
Summer 2022
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Winter 2021
Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021
Winter 2020
Fall 2020