A LITTLE HISTORY
Curiosity about the Low County environment, which was new and exotic to many of Seabrook’s early residents, is what led to the formation of SINHG. In 1980, a series of lectures and field trips were conducted by four Citadel professors to explore the nature of Seabrook. Enthusiastic response led to the first meeting of the Natural History Group in October of 1980 and attracted 34 members. The island was the focus in the early years. Professors and knowledgeable members led weekly walks and study sessions. Membership grew, and field trips reached beyond Seabrook to other places of interest in the Low country. The SINHG roster has grown to over 475 members!
BECOME A MEMBER
Read why you just can not afford to not join SINHG by reading the “Best Deal.” After you read this recent article, you will want to immediately print the Membership Form and mail it, along with your dues, to:Dave Osborn 2417 Golf Oak Park Seabrook Island, SC 29455
BECOME A SINHG VOLUNTEER
There are many Volunteer Opportunities to help SINHG run smoothly each season. When you complete your membership form please consider becoming a volunteer. Read a brief description of Volunteer Opportunities and then print and complete the Volunteer Form and mail it to:
Doris Reinhart, Volunteer Coordinator
2410 Cat Tail pOND
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Jean Conyers, President
2415 Cat Tail Pond
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Below is a brief description of the volunteer opportunities:
Working with the Trip Coordinators, plan and/or lead a fall or spring trip.
Be the assistant to the Trip Coordinator and Treasurer by reconciling trip paperwork. Averages once a week duties, done in your own home. No Board meetings to attend!
Hospitality – Evening Programs:
Set up coffee and desserts prior to the program, or bring cookies to share. There are three programs in the fall and three in the spring.
Trip Organizing Sessions:
Guaranteed to be fun! Done once in the fall and once in the spring, these sessions help the Trip Coordinators prepare the materials for all trips. Duties involve sorting, alphabetizing, labeling, and such. Time commitment is about 2-3 hours.
Usually held in January, this involves everything from set-up to greeters, parking, table monitors and clean-up.
Held in May, this involves set-up, parking, greeting, food organization, signage and clean-up.
Nature Trail Maintenance:
Help keep the nature trails clean and clear.
MISC. Odd Jobs:
Just good workers who may be needed from time to time.
SINHG Board Member:
Please throw your hat in the ring to serve on a future SINHG Board.
SINHG Board Positions:
The following is a brief description of the duties required of each board member.
President – Preside over board meetings; represent SINHG as needed; oversee all functions of organization
Vice President – organizes Soup Supper and Fish Fry; steps in for President as needed
Secretary – record minutes at board meetings
Treasurer – prepares budget; maintains bank records; handles expenses
Membership Chair – maintains membership records
Trip Coordinator – Distribute information regarding SINHG trips to members, collect sign up information and make trip assignments. Knowledge of Excel necessary.
Trip Planning Co-Chairs – Plan, finalize and lead day trips for SINHG members; provide oversight for larger group of trip planners/leaders.
Evening Programs Co-Chairs – Plan fall and spring speakers
Communications – Handle publicity for SINHG
Volunteer Coordinator – Arrange the volunteers needed for different functions
Nature Trail Maintenance – Lead volunteer team to maintain nature trails as needed