Presentations

Since 1998, members of the DeTour Reef Light Preservation society (DRLPS) have made presentations at major lighthouse and maritime history conferences.  These presentations provide considerable background on the accomplishments of DRLPS and have been made available here by clicking on the titles below.  If you have any questions, please contact historian@drlps.com

Sustaining Volunteers: Recruiting, Guiding, Motivating and Retaining the Lifeblood of the Organization for Continued Success in Lighthouse Preservation
by Jeri Baron Feltner and Dr. Charles E. Feltner

May 22, 2014
Great Lakes, Great Lights: Sustainability for a Successful Future
Michigan Lighthouse Alliance – Great Lakes Lighthouse Conference
Traverse City, Michigan

Keepers of the DeTour Reef Light
by Jeri Baron Feltner and Dr. Charles E. Feltner

June 15, 2010
Michigan Lighthouse Alliance – Great Lakes Lighthouse Conference
Traverse City, Michigan

Restoration of the DeTour Reef Light
by Dr. Charles E. Feltner

September 17, 2005
Annual Meeting of The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Building and Sustaining a Volunteer Nonprofit Lighthouse Preservation Organization
by Jeri Baron Feltner and Dr. Charles E. Feltner

June 3, 2004
“Keep the Lights On!”, Great Lakes Regional Lighthouse Conference
Sponsored by The Michigan Lighthouse Alliance & The State Historic preservation Office
Traverse City, Michigan

Building & Operating a Volunteer Nonprofit (501c3) Lighthouse Preservation Organization – A Case History: DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society
by Jeri Baron Feltner

May 31, 2001
“SAVE OUR LIGHTS! Strategies for Saving Michigan’s Lighthouses”
Sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office & The Michigan Lighthouse Project
Mackinaw City, Michigan

Building A Successful Lighthouse Preservation Society 
by Jeri Baron Feltner

November 6, 1998
“Keep the Lights On! Strategies for Saving Michigan’s Lighthouses”, Lighthouse Preservation Workshop
Sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office & The Michigan Lighthouse Project
Lansing, Michigan