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Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc.

Preserving, Restoring, Protecting & Defending Florida's Lighthouse Towers

Florida Lighthouse Association

20th Anniversary Celebration  

October 21 & 22, 2016

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The Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc. (FLA)  was incorporated in 1996 as a not-for-profit corporation under Chapter 617, Florida Statutes, and was recognized as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in a determination letter issued in August 1997. This year on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2016, FLA will celebrate its 20thanniversary at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. The meetings will be held at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, and will offer a look at the past, present and future of the FLA. Check the FLA web site for complete details and registration.

Margret Mead once said Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. “ This quote perfectly describes the small group of 26 people who came together at the organizational meeting of the FLA at the Key Biscayne Community Church July 27, 1996. The founders included those who had walked the walk in historic preservation, participated in the rescue of endangered lighthouses, and in the maintenance, management and protection of these historic structures for the education and enjoyment of future generations. Their vision was for a statewide association of lighthouse groups and enthusiasts that would provide for dissemination and sharing of information, for educational opportunities and for popularizing interest in lighthouses generally, so as to provide the resources for preservation, restoration and protection.

The FLA has reasons to celebrate beyond its two-decade survival. In the last 10 years this organization has given away over $500,000 to help save 18lighthouses throughout Florida. Once central to the economic growth and settlement of our nation, many of Florida's lighthouses face uncertain futures. Many are on the National Register of Historic Places, and some are among the most endangered historic structures in the state. The FLA’s mission is to safeguard Florida’s remaining lighthouses for future generations by supporting community based restoration, preservation and education efforts.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Ponce Inlet Community Center Mapbeginning at 5:00 PM on Friday October 21, 2016 with FLA committee meetings, followed at 6:00 PM with the FLA Board meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the FLA committee meetings and the Board meeting.  Following the Board meeting is the Friday night Social where we renew old friendships and make new friends while enjoying appetizers, wine and sodas.

On Saturday the general membership meeting will start at 9:00 AM at the Community Center and Lunch will be served around 12:00 noon. The program for Saturday will cover our Past, our Present and our Future, and will include various speakers. We hope to have a number of “original” members at this meeting for questions and answers.

The cost for this event is $55 for members and $80 for non-members which includes the Friday night Social (appetizers, wine & sodas), the Saturday membership meeting, Saturday lunch (Chicken Piccata, Tilapia, rice pilaf, vegetarian stuffed peppers, chocolate cake, ice tea, water & coffee), and admission to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Map. The non-member fee also includes a 1-year membership in FLA. 

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Daytona Beach - Oceanfront Hyatt Place Map


3161 South Atlantic Ave

Daytona Beach Shores, Fl 32118

Phone: 1-800-993-4751

Rate: Oceanview - $109, Oceanfront - $119 (Ask for G-FLHA rate)

Cut-off date: 30 September, 2016

Hampton Inn Oceanfront Hampton Inn Map

3135 S. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Phone: 386 767-8533

Rate: Sideview - $110, Oceanfront - $110 (ask for FLA rate)

Cut-off date: 21 September, 2016 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Holiday Inn Express Map


3301 S. Atlantic Ave.

DAYTONA Beach Shores, FL 32118

Phone: 386 767-1711

Rate: Oceanfront $109. (Ask for FLA rate)

Cut-off date: 21 September, 2016

Holiday Inn & Suites on the Ocean

930 N. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Phone (386) 255-5494 OR (800) 804-7851

Rate: $109 for Oceanfront (Ask for FLA Group rate)

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