The Point Association
Newport, RI



What's Happening in The Point
Our blog keeps our members informed about all the activities of the Point Association and in the neighborhood. Read about upcoming events and information from our Committees. 

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  • 05/14/2016 5:32 PM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    Please be advised that our planned historic tour of the Shipyard, scheduled for Monday, May 16, is being postponed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Shipyard owner, the Dana family, has unfortunately had to cancel Monday's event at the Shipyard due to an unexpected family emergency.  Charlie Dana sends his regrets for having to cancel on short notice but is looking forward to rescheduling this event very soon.

    We will reach out to you, our neighbors, once we have a rescheduled date, and we will advise you of the  details and provide instructions for resigning up.  Again, we apologize for this change of plan but will hopefully be able to reschedule in the near future.

    We appreciate your understanding and ask that you keep the Dana family in your thoughts.
  • 03/07/2016 8:28 AM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    Most, but not yet all, of the archived Green Light issues have been added to our site and, until recently, were viewable by decade.  Last week, a consolidated archive page was made available that had links for all existing archive editions in one place.  This consolidation makes it easier to search the entire archive at once, and to browse from year to year as the fancy strikes you.  Those issues that aren't yet available will be included as they are added to the archive.  Have fun exploring the last 60 years!

  • 12/22/2015 2:59 PM | John Broughan (Administrator)

    Thank you members. Due to the generosity of so many, we have exceeded our goal to raise $5000 for our worthy neighbor, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. If you have considered a donation and have not yet done so, please take a moment to donate on the link above, as we have extended our campaign until the end of the year. There is no better time to remember those neighbors here in Newport than during this special Holiday Season.

    Together, we are making a difference.


  • 11/13/2015 10:20 AM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    Last year Point Association Members donated a total of $4,700 to our First Annual Drive to support the MLK Community Center to help our neighbors in need.  With your help we hope to raise even more this year. And if you donate before December 15th every dollar you donate will be matched dollar for dollar by their Matching Fund

    You may be surprised by the variety of programs and services MLKCC offers throughout the year.  The MLK Center helps children, seniors and families. The MLK Community Center receives very little public funding and relies on donations and grants to support its critical programs.


    What Your Donation Goes Towards
    Our donations support the Center’s Hunger Services, and Community and Education programming which includes: 

    The Center’s Preschool, After School and Summer Camp programs providing academic, social and emotional impact for working families.

    The new Creativity Lab with Makerspace, robotics and 3D printing to level the out-of-school playing field. 


    The Food Pantry, Daily Breakfast Program, and Food 2 Friends delivery to the homebound hungry.  The Food Pantry distributed over 179,000 meals in 2014 and expects to far exceed that this year.


    Senior Lunch & Learn, Case Management, Nutrition Counseling, Medicare enrollment help that saves clients thousands, and bi-weekly Family Dinners.


    It Takes Only a Moment to Contribute 

    It takes only a moment to contribute and will mean so much to recipients of the Center’s services.  Either donate with a credit card on the Point website by following this link, or write a check made out to The Point Association (add MLKCC to the memo line on your check), and mail it to: The Point Association, P. O. Box 491, Newport, RI 02840.

    Since the MLKCC and the Point Association are designated as charitable organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, your generous donation will be tax deductible.

    For more information about The Martin Luther King Community Center visit their website  http://www.mlkccenter.org.

  • 11/08/2015 2:55 PM | Todd and Lisa Stuart (Administrator)
    I’ve lived here on the Point for more years than I’d care to count at this point and I can’t recall a lovelier Fall.  The sunsets have been spectacular. One evening I was driving towards the water on Van Zandt as the sunset had turned sky to fire.  Many other cars had also stopped and everyone had gotten out to take photos.  This one's by Jane Hence. Yet another reminder of why we live here! 

    This is Newport Restaurant Week, until Sunday, November 15th.  For a complete list of participating restaurants, go to http://www.discovernewport.org/restaurant-week. Who can argue with a $16 lunch or a $35 dinner?  And it even includes some of my favorites in Jamestown and Bristol!

    The Newcomer’s Group is meeting for lunch at the Seaman’s Church Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at noon.  Any questions, contact Cynthia at titahutt@cox.net.  And of course, all are welcome! 

    Aztec Two-Step, the legendary folk-rock duo will be performing at St John’s Guild Hall on Saturday, November 21, at 7:00 PM.  Limited ticketed seating with refreshments available...sure to sell out! Buy your tickets online at: http://tinyurl.com/aztectwo-step

    Reminder re donation to the MLK Center:   Recently, you should have received a letter and email detailing our 2nd Annual Campaign for our neighbor, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.  Last year less than 5% of our membership donated a total of $4,700.  Just think what it would mean to this important Newport institution if 10% of our members made a contribution this year.  And every dollar you give before December 15th will be matched dollar for dollar by their Matching Fund.

    For those of you not familiar with the excellent work of the Center you may be surprised by the variety of programs and services MLKCC offers throughout the year.  The MLK Community Center receives very little public funding and relies on donations and grants to support its critical programs.  Our donations support the Center’s Hunger Services, and Community and Education programming which includes:  

    • The Center’s Preschool, After School and Summer Camp programs providing academic, social and emotional impact for working families.
    • The new Creativity Lab with Makerspace, robotics and 3D printing to level the out-of-school playing field. 
    • The Food Pantry, Daily Breakfast Program, and Food 2 Friends delivery to the homebound hungry   The Food Pantry distributed over 179,000 meals in 2014 and expects to far exceed that this year.
    • Senior Lunch & Learn, Case Management, Nutrition Counseling, Medicare enrollment help that saves clients thousands, and bi-weekly Family Dinners.

    It takes only a moment to contribute and will mean so much to recipients of the Center’s services.  Either donate with a credit card on the Point website, www.thepointassociation.org, following the link on the homepage, or write a check made out to The Point Association (add MLKCC to the memo line on your check), and mail it to: The Point Association, P. O. Box 491, Newport, RI 02840.

    Regards,

    Pam Kelley, Corr. Sect.



  • 09/15/2015 12:27 PM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    Just a quick note:  it can take a few weeks to process membership renewal checks, and before that happens, the automatically generated reminder emails will continue to go out for members who don't renew online.  If you've sent your check, please just ignore those reminder messages - they'll stop once we've processed your renewal!

  • 09/15/2015 12:22 PM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    As chair of the Membership committee, I can't tell you how much easier the job is with the automatically generated invoices and emails that our Wild Apricot system provides.  However, not too long ago, we had some kind of a glitch that disabled those automatic renewal invoices, and we didn't know about it right away.  Once we realized it, we turned that back on, and we've been trying to catch up and generate those invoices manually to get everybody back on track.  If your Fall 2015 Green Light shows that your renewal date is pending, but you haven't seen any emails, please go ahead and send your check or log in and pay online anyway.  We really appreciate your understanding.

  • 09/15/2015 12:21 PM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    Members who wish to view the latest issue of the Green Light with color photos should check out the online version!  Just click on the orange link to the right and you can see it in living color.

  • 07/10/2015 10:08 PM | Mike Cullen (Administrator)

    Green Light issues covering 1957 through 1982 are now online as word searchable PDFs. The entire collection can now be easily searched using a new Google Custom Search feature found on several web pages associated with  "The Neighborhood" menu item at the top of the web page.

    Additional years of the Green Light will be added over the next few months.

  • 06/04/2015 4:04 PM | Robin Gardner (Administrator)

    The paper copies will be arriving soon, but if you just can't wait, check out the latest issue of the Green Light!  Just click the link on the right side of the page!

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