New MVCMA Scholarship for Campgrounder Family Members

The MVCMA is happy to announce the creation of a new MVCMA scholarship for members of Campgrounder Family members who will be attending a post-secondary educational program. An Application and details of eligibility requirements are posted on the Campgounder Family Scholarship page. Applications are due on March 4, 2016

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The Date is Set for Grand Illumination 2016!

We are pleased to announce that the date for Grand Illumination Night 2016 has been set. Mark your calendars now for:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Grand Illumination 2016

See you on the Island in 2016!

Over the next few months, we will begin posting other events for next summer. So, check back soon for the new Summer Events Schedule for the 2016 season.

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MVCMA Elects New Board Members

At its August 22 meeting, the MVCMA Board of Directors elected Leaseholders Jamie Crossman, Kim Gaffey, David Miller, & Claudia Morgan to their first three-year terms on the Board. The board re-elected Dennis Duffy, Judi Morse, & Gretchen Rehak for an additional 3 year term.  The Board also elected Jeff Ferriell as President, Trish Hahn as Vice President, Larry Zielinski as Treasurer, and Dennis Duffy as Secretary for the upcoming year. The Board thanks outgoing board members Ray Hopkins, Jim Monteith, Jack Moran, and Lowell Roberts for their dedicated service.

With these changes, the Board is now comprised of: Bob Beal, Jamie Crossman, Jan Delisle, Dennis Duffy, Jeff Ferriell, Kim Gaffey, Frank Gould, Trish Hahn, Barry Haskell,
Frederick W. (“Rick”) Huss, Peter Jones, Mike Maitland, Peter McNally, David Miller, Claudia Morgan, Judi Morse, Gretchen Rehak, Jamie Schiff, Loren Sipperly, Erin Underwood, & Lawrence Zielinski. Pastor Rich Rego serves as an honorary member of the board.

Other action taken at the August meeting was to adopt an internal Conflicts of Interest Policy, approve the Development Committee’s proposal to engage a grant consultant, and to change our registered agent with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.

The Board next meets on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 in the Trinity Methodist Church Parish Hall, on the Campgrounds.

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Spiritual Life: Rev. Paul Nazarian

Sunday Services with Rev. Paul Nazarian

Rev. Paul Nazarian

Rev. Paul Nazarian

August 30 – Sermon: The Change in Your Pocket
Preaching from John 6: 1-14

Church: Northwoods Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

Bio: Previously, Reverend Nazarian was the Senior Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, LA; The Associate Pastor for the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX; The Associate Pastor for the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, CA. Reverend Nazarian earned his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Four Campgrounders Elected to MVCMA Board of Directors

Please welcome Campgrounders Jamie Crossman, Kim Gaffey, David Miller, & Claudia Morgan to the MVCMA Board of Directors. Jamie, Kim, David & Claudia were elected at this Saturday’s Board of Directors meeting. We appreciate their willingness to serve.  Board elections this year were very difficult because of the ten excellent nominees from among members of the Campground Community from whom these board members were selected. Fortunately, those who were not elected to the board have all indicated their willingness to serve, as non-board appointees to one or more MVCMA committees. Most board committees benefit from the service of non-board members who provide valuable advise and expertise to the committees on which they serve.

They take the positions held by outgoing board members Ray Hopkins, Jim Monteith, Jack Moran, & Lowell Roberts.  Board members are elected to three-year terms and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. We appreciate the efforts of Ray, Jim, Jack and Lowell over the years of their dedicated service to the MVCMA. Their departure will result in new appointments to MVCMA Board Committees over the next several weeks.

The MVCMA Board of Directors is now comprised of the following members:

Bob Beal
Jamie Crossman
Jan Delisle
Dennis Duffy
Jeff Ferriell
Kim Gaffey
Frank Gould
Trish Hahn
Barry Haskell
Frederick W. (“Rick”) Huss
Peter Jones
Mike Maitland
Peter McNally
Dave Miller
Claudia Morgan
Judi Morse
Gretchen Rehak
Jamie Schiff
Loren Sipperly
Erin Underwood
Lawrence Zielinski

 

 

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Spiritual Life: Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Sunday Services with Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

August 23 – Sermon: Draw the Circle Wide
Preaching from Philippians 4: 1-14

Church: District Superintendent of the Metropolitan Department of the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bio: Sears is passionate about living out the challenge of being a church of “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors,” as the missional strategist for the district she seeks to equip the lay and clergy members to embrace people of diverse cultural backgrounds, the LGBT community and young adults and develop ministries that strive to be relevant, authentic, loving examples of Christ’s love for the world. Reverend Smartt-Sears earned her Doctor of Ministry from Drew University.

Bible Studies

August 24
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: Love Much…Love Well

August 26
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: Focus On The Process

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Free Kids Jazz Concert: Who is Billie Holiday?

Come enjoy a very special kids jazz concert at the Tabernacle on Friday at noon, featuring the music of Billie Holiday!

Black Lion Inc. Presents, Billie Holiday at 100. A FREE Jazz for Kids concert that introduces them to the amazing music of Billie Holiday. This concert is educational in nature and is hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s very own Late Night host Michael Mwenso and The All Stars Feat.

Billy Holiday 100 Flyer backDate: Friday, August 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location: At the Tabernacle
Tickets: Purchase Tickets Online

Child: Free
Chaperone: Free
Adult: $10.00

Don’t miss out!!!!

All ticket sales/ reservations are final! If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.

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Billie Holiday at 100: Concerts on 8/21 and 8/22!

Black Lion Inc. Presents: The Aaron Diehl Trio and special guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

  • Billy Holiday 100 Flyer FrontDate: Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
  • Location: At the Tabernacle

Black Lion Inc will be presenting its third annual event, a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday for the 100th anniversary of her birth, which features The Aaron Diehl Trio and special guest, Grammy Nominated Cecile McLorin Salvant!

Come early to Oak Bluffs to set up your blanket and chairs on the Ocean Park lawn for the annual OB Fireworks. Then walk on over to the Tabernacle and enjoy a FREE kids Concert at 12 noon and then an early evening concert with Aaron’s amazing Trio with plenty of time before the fireworks begin.

This concert will highlight a trio led by up-and-coming pianist Aaron Diehl (Julliard trained, and one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s young stars) in addition to Aaron’s amazing sound he will feature jazz sensational singer and 2014 Grammy-nominee Cecile McLorin Salvant who has been touring all over the country with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

All ticket sales/ reservations are final!

If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.


Black Lion Inc. Presents: Michael Mwenso All Stars & Brianna Thomas

  • Billy Holiday 100 Flyer FrontDate: Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
  • Location: At the Tabernacle

From the Producers of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concert at the Tabernacle in 2013, Black Lion Inc will again be presenting its third annual event, a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday for the 100th anniversary of her birth!

Lincoln Center’s very own Late night host Michael Mwenzo and The All Stars and featuring the incredible voice of Brianna Thomas will be ending our summer 2015 concert series.

Don’t miss this incredible show!

All ticket sales/ reservations are final!

If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.

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Lantern Painting & Grand Illumination 2015!

Painted LanternJoin us at the Tabernacle on Tuesday, August 18th and paint your very own 2015 paper lantern. It’s an annual Campground favorite and the perfect way to prepare for Grand Illumination Night.

Lantern Painting
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Times: 10:00 am-12:00 noon -and- 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: $15 per session
Location: At the Tabernacle

After painting your lantern, join us on the  following day, Wednesday, August 19th, for the highlight of the summer — Grand Illumination Night!

Immediately following the Community Sing and band concert held at the Tabernacle, the Campground’s lights will go off and then thousands of colorful paper lanterns adorning the Tabernacle and our 350 historic Victorian cottages are lit in what is always the most spectacular night of the season. We hope to see you there!

Grand Illumination5Grand Illumination Night
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: At the Tabernacle
~ F r e e   W i l l   O f f e r i n g ~

Grand Illumination Night is an annual Free Will Offering (FWO) event that encourages guests to give what they can. We are a non-profit organization, and we are grateful for the generosity of our community members and friends who give what they can to make this amazing evening possible.

 

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MVCMA Speaker Series: Paul Greenberg, Author of American Catch

American-Catch-Greenberg

The MVCMA is pleased to present
a special lecture by

Paul Greenberg,
the James Beard Award winning bestselling author of
Four Fish and American Catch.

Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Tabernacle

This is a Free Will Offering Event.

About American Catch:

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.

In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. American Catch examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign.

  • Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award, Finalist 2014

Paul Greenberg is also the author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Photo: Justin Schein/Courtesy of Penguin Press

Paul Greenberg is also the author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Photo: Justin Schein/Courtesy of Penguin Press

Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish and a regular contributor to The New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), Vogue, and lectures on seafood and the environment around the world. He is currently a fellow with The Safina Center and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. His next book American Catch, the story of how we lost and how we might regain American local seafood, was published by The Penguin Press in June of 2014 and was featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Paul Greenberg lectures widely on seafood and ocean sustainability. His lecture venues have included Google headquarters, the United States Supreme Court, Harvard University, Yale University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Culinary Institute of America, Paine & Partner’s annual shareholders meeting, The Nature Conservancy, UC Santa Barbara, the New York Explorer’s Club, Trout Unlimited and many other public, private and educational institutions. He has also led private guided dinners at some of the US’s leading restaurants from Le Bernardin and Blue Hill in New York to North Pond in Chicago to Chez Panisse in Berkeley.

For more information, please visit Paul Greenberg’s website, friend him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

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