Lighthouse group seeks more volunteer board members

Posted 25 October 2019 at 3:25 pm


Since its inception, there have been many volunteers that have given generously of their time to create an organization whose goal it was to build an historically accurate replica of the original Oak Orchard Lighthouse.

In 2010 that lighthouse became a reality. A nucleus of those original volunteers still serve as trustees on the 7-member Board of Trustees taking care of day to day business of maintaining a facility that remains open for visitors from April 1 to Oct. 31 each year.

They also see to it that the lighthouse is maintained in a responsible manner and that funds are raised to take care of related expenses. Due to changes in their availability from time to time those serving as trustees are unable to continue serving in that position.

Currently the Board is composed of the following people: Dick Anderson of Oak Orchard On The Lake, Larry Albanese of Albion, Diane Blanchard of Hilton, Neil Johnson of Albion and Chuck Podgers of Brockport.

Two of the seven Board members have had to resign due to personal reasons, leaving the Board two trustees short of the prescribed number of seven. In order for the Board to conduct business, a quorum of four must be in attendance.

Duties of the Board involve attending seven or eight meetings a year to conduct business. Meetings are held at a location within 10 miles from Albion and usually near the lake. Meetings usually start at 6:30 p.m. and last for approximately an hour to 1 1/2 hours.

We are looking for individuals willing to help the OOLH continue to serve the public as a source of historical information and the opportunity to “step back in time” to experience what it was like to visit an historic lighthouse.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, or would like some additional information, please contact Dick Anderson at 585-682-4383 or email

Dick Anderson