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Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM


Guest Speaker:
Lighthouse Expert Chad Kaiser

THE PROGRAM:  Following a brief meeting we are pleased to invite you to enjoy a fascinating presentation about our Pacific Northwest lighthouses by our guest speaker, renowned local Lighthouse expert, Chad Kaiser!

Chad has a wealth of fascinating lighthouse history and some great stories to share with you!  He has been the general Manager of the New Dungeness Light Station Association since 2011.  In addition, he has been involved as a consultant with dozens of lighthouse preservation projects, including our recent Browns Point Lighthouse restoration. He previously worked for the Maritime Exchange Museum in Southeast Michigan, where he helped develop the largest private collection of lighthouse antiques in the US.


Nominations for Officers and Board of Directors are now open. Seeking re-election are: Treasurer, Norm Andersen (three-year term), and Secretary, Kathleen Monahan (two-year term). Nominated for Vice President is Allison Sahin (two-year term). There is currently no nominee for the office of President.

The Board of Directors consists of the officers in the previous paragraph, and up to 10 additional volunteers, who are appointed as Directors by the Board.  Returning to their Board of Director seats are Linda Van Nest (Curator), Nancy Pawlicki, Stephanie Herrmann, Cathy Juracek, Pat Harnish, Jim Harnish, Silvia McClung, and Nancy Bess.

If you wish to run for any office or be a co-officer, please call me, Nancy Bess, 360-876-5110, and your name will be added to the ballot for the election to be held on Feb. 23.  We welcome additional Directors (appointed, not elected) for the Board, and we appreciate your participation. If you are interested in a Board position, please call me.

If you are not a member and wish to join or wish to renew your membership, you may do so online HERE or in person at the meeting.


Click for a printable ballot. Our bylaws do not allow for mail-in ballots. Please bring your ballot to the meeting to be counted. Ballots will also be supplied at the meeting.


Could you be a chairman or co-chair? We urgently need you to join the team and help with the Membership Committee, Docent Committee, and Publicity. Let’s talk!


See you at the Annual Meeting on February 23!

Thank you to our Title Sponsors, Co-Sponsors, and Donors!

The Lighthouse Restoration Project is made possible through the support and generous donations of our title sponsors, The Bartolatz Family, The Jenkins Family Foundation, and Specialty Metals Corporation, and to our co-sponsors, Dash Point Social and Improvement Club, Browns Point Improvement Club, the Stensrud Family, Pat and Jim Harnish, Gregg Hoffman Construction, Butcher’s Above the Bay, Josh “Big Dog” Souza, the Collins Family, Better Properties Soundview, and Tom Smith “In Memory of Pam Halsan.”


Grants were received from The Ben B. Cheney Foundation, Port of Tacoma, Pierce County Heritage League, and Tacoma Landmarks Heritage Project.


And thank you to over 200 other Lighthouse Lovers for your individual donations. You have helped Points Northeast Historical Society to “Keep The Light Shining!”

How can I help?

Thank you for asking!

Points Northeast Historical Society is self-supporting, receiving NO funding from the US Coast Guard, taxes of any local, state, or federal entities.

Here is how you can help:

  • Become a member - HERE

  • Make a donation to our General Fund or Lighthouse Restoration - HERE

Stay safe, and stay tuned!  We are working for you!  Join us!

Nancy Bess, President

Lighthouse Park & Points NE Historic

Lighthouse Park & Points NE Historic

Present Browns Point Lighthouse 1933

Present Browns Point Lighthouse 1933

First Browns Point Lighthouse 1903

First Browns Point Lighthouse 1903

Dash Point Dock Today

Dash Point Dock Today

Dash Point Dock 1917

Dash Point Dock 1917

Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Today

Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Today

Airstrip in Undeveloped NE Tacoma

Airstrip in Undeveloped NE Tacoma

Sign-Up or Renew your membership online!

Find out about local events in our community and keep Browns Point, Dash Point and NE Tacoma history alive.

From clam bakes to a fantastic Christmas party, you'll meet your neighbors and have a good time.

Learn about the various facilities which are part of the Points Northeast Historical Society. From the Cottage Museum, to the Bell House, the Boat House, the lighthouse & the Research Center, there’s plenty to discover.

Membership in Points Northeast Historical Society helps to fund the exhibits and restoration of historical facilities. As a member you can have fun volunteering on projects that will having last impact by preserving the history of the community.

Rent this 3-bedroom historic lighhouse keepers cottage on the shores of Puget Sound. Relax and watch sailboats, walk on the beach, fish from the shore, enjoy sunsets... and learn to be a Lighthouse Keeper.

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