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Becoming a Member

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization. We invite you to become a member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society or renew your existing membership.  The money we receive from memberships, donations, and memorials is used to operate our museum and fund special projects. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining OPS, please share this membership information with them (see link below).

Welcome to the 2009 Membership Meeting

Attending the Fall and Spring Membership Meetings are a membership bonus and should not be missed by any member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. This year's fall meeting took place on November 10th and began with an Ocracoke Potluck (with over 30 diferent dishes to share), a friendly and spirited business meeting, presentation of the Old House Award, drawing of many door prizes and choosing the winner of the gorgeous quilt donated by the Ocracoke Needle and Thread organization, entertainment, and an auction of antiques, art and homemade fig cake.  The following pictures were taken during the meeting.

Potluck Supper

OPS president Bill Jones conducts the business meeting

Dave Frum (R) presents the 2009 Historic House Award to David Senseney, owner of the Soundfront Inn.

Marshall Burgess chooses the winner for one of the numerous door prizes

Eleanor Garrish, a long-time member of the Ocracoke Quilters, chooses the 2009 raffle quilt winner

Julie Howard entertains members with a song from the historic Ocracoke play "A Tale of Blackbeard"

Charles Temple as auctioneer for the evening

How Can You Join?

Visit our Gift Shop to pay your dues online by credit card, or simply click on download an application to view our 2009 brochure and to print the form (requires adobe acrobat), mark your envelope Membership, and mail your form and check to: 

Ocracoke Preservation Society, Inc.
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 1240
Ocracoke, NC 27960

We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on to join. Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and make a difference in the organization.
Membership Duration
Memberships run from January through December of each year. To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information.

Benefits of Joining
There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization which include:
  • Free home delivery of the OPS newsletter, "The Mullet Wrapper"
  • Invitations to our Spring and Fall annual General Membership meetings including potluck dinner and guest speakers
  • Voting rights in matters put before the general membership
  • Knowledge that your concerns and financial donations are making a positive contribution to the future of Ocracoke by keeping in mind the past
  • A 10% discount when you purchase items in our Museum Gift Shop (the 10% discount does not apply to online orders)