Posts Tagged: Newsletter


Forty Years of Star Island Newsletters

Before the recent holiday break we sent our latest winter newsletter to the printer. This newsletter will be arriving in your mailboxes before the end of the month. As we prepared the masthead of this latest newsletter, which involves figuring out roman numerals once a year, we discovered that we’ve hit a milestone — 40… Read more >

On the Island

Strategic Planning Sustains Island’s Future

by Nick Dembsey, Board Member & Strategic Facilities Planning Committee Liaison The Strategic Facilities Planning Committee is committed to ensuring the sustainability of Star Island’s infrastructure. In general SFPC provides support to Island Manager & Director of Facilities Jack Farrell and the staff on facilities projects in a few different ways ranging from acting as… Read more >


Last Call: A Star Steward Bids Farewell

by Angela Matthews, Director of Development There it was – my last season on Star Island – the start of Natural History Week and the echoes and harmonies of the Arts conference morning singers are only just fading. Arise – arise – open your eyes! Arise and greet the day. It is of course how… Read more >


‘CHAIR’itable Giving

by Rev. David Scheuneman, Residential Life Advisor & Island Chaplain As a conferee since my childhood in the 1970’s, with twenty stints as minister-of-the-week and eight seasons as a conference chair, I thought I mostly knew how Star Island runs. Working here for the past two summers, however, I have been amazed at how much… Read more >

On the Island

2012: A Year of Accomplishments

Hello fellow Shoalers! It was a wintry mix this morning, yet things are already heating up in preparation for the next season on Star. A lot is in the works to get ready for next June and a lot has been accomplished in the last 12 months. I want to take a few minutes to… Read more >

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Share the Island Love

By Joe Watts, CEO This issue of the newsletter asks of us “What do you love about Star Island?” Stop and think about this for a moment…what do you love about Star Island? I’m guessing that your answer might have something to do with a sense of community and belonging, and how we’re challenged to… Read more >

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A Picture Perfect Raffle

Purchase your raffle tickets this summer for a chance to win a Paul George framed painting titled “Looking North from Star Island.” Valued at $4,200 this is the raffle’s grand prize. Other prizes include a two-night stay for two on Star valued at $350, a summer sail for six people with Capt. Jack Farrell, Star’s… Read more >

Conference Updates

Star Gathering Newsletters

The Star Gathering UCC Family Conferences shared their most recent monthly newsletters with us. We hope you enjoy perusing through these publications. Click on the pictures below to view the full document. Visit for more information about the Star Gathering UCC Family Conferences. Star Gathering 1 takes place from Saturday, June 27 to Saturday,… Read more >

On the Island

After Successful 2012, We Embrace a New Chapter

Dear Shoaler, As I write this letter the leaves are turning and Star is busy with activity to prepare for its winter sleep. Memories of colors of the sea, the rocks and the hotel, against the bright blue, or maybe gray skies, will have to get us through until next year. By any measure we… Read more >


Star’s Future

By Joe Watts, Star Island CEO In this issue of our newsletter we are focusing on transitions. This seems fitting, as we are in the midst of a few. Vicky has retired and moved to Seattle to be with her family, and I have moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer. It is an… Read more >