FLORIDA KEYS REEF LIGHTS FOUNDATION INC

To save and restore all 6 reef lighthouses

aka Reef Lights, FKRLF   |   Orlando, FL   |  www.reeflights.org

Mission

The FKRLF is a means of education and research on the history and future of this unique collection of reef lighthouses and related navigational aides. It will provide facilities to showcase, through interpretive exhibits and video, the historic value of these unique architectural structures in the development of Florida's commerce, in the general development of the Florida Keys, and in the national development of aids to navigation. And to save and restore all six reef lighthouses. (Carysfort Reef, Sand Key, Sombrero Key, Alligator Reef, Fowey Rocks and American Shoal.)

Notes from the nonprofit

We do NOT currently have an annual report, but the membership is kept informed of all actions and progress by email and regular mail. The President Eric S. Martin is available by email [email protected] or cell phone 407-341-7374 or regular mail:
F K R L F
c/o Eric S. Martin
1067 Drift Creek Cove
Orlando, FL 32828
for questions and suggestions and complements.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Eric S Martin

Vice-President

Jack Burrie

Main address

1067 Drift Creek Cove

Orlando, FL 32828 USA

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EIN

65-1150735

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Save and Restore all 6 reef lighthouses

To save and preserve all 6 reef lighthouses.  We estimate about 3 million a piece.  These lighthouses are built on the Florida Reef anywhere from 4 to 7 miles offshore. 
     The lighthouses are still active, thus still helping boats and ships get safely past the shallow reefs.

Population(s) Served

We charter a boat to take people out to the Reef Lighthouses which are 4 to 7 miles offshore. Currently this is done on an annual base.

Population(s) Served

Speeches to groups.
Donating: "Lore of the Reef Lights, Life in the Florida Keys" to libraries, both public and private

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2001

Florida Lighthouse Association 2001

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Save and restore all six Reef Lighthouses and to re-light all but Fowey Rocks (as it is still lit). Open the lighthouses for tours to educate the public about the important history. To man the lighthouses again, which will keep vandals off and a person will be there to help a boater in need. Would be interested in having NOAA put weather equipment back on the lighthouses.

The board has already voted to apply for ownership of Carysfort Reef, Alligator Reef, Sombrero Key, American Shoal and Sand Key.
We continue to raise money for Fowey Rocks to finish the stabilization and to start projects like removing lead paint, so the lighthouse can have a keeper again.
The President is certified to work with lead paint now and can train others.

Our board has had experience in re-building Cape St. George Lighthouse. Repairing tower and lens machinery at Hillsboro Lighthouse. And we helped raise funds for stabilization of Fowey Rocks Lighthouse.

We have stopped the corrosion on Fowey Rocks.
We have saved some of the history with pictures from Keepers in the mid 1950's and two recorded interviews from two of the keepers.
With our annual fund raising boat trips we have gotten hundreds of people closer to the lighthouses to see the damage upclose and to realize the work needed to bring these back to good condition. They also see the reef which is in part protected by the lighthouses.
We do NOT own the other five lighthouses. Waiting on the government to release them.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We offer passport stamps, a project of the United States Lighthouse Society. We had a request to add one and with approval of the United States Society we did.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We offer feedback, but rarely get any.,

Financials

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FLORIDA KEYS REEF LIGHTS FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2020
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Board co-chair

Eric Martin

No affiliation

Term: 2012 - 2012


Board co-chair

Jack Burrie

No affiliation

Term: 2012 - 2013

Jack Burrie

Eric Martin

Susan Martin

Joyce Hager

Bill Rivenbark

Linda Peck

Ralph Kruglar

Gail Byrd

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
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Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

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