Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Cape Decision Lighthouse Society is dedicated to the preservation of the Cape Decision Lighthouse and surrounding wilderness areas for public recreation and education.

Goals and Organization: The Cape Decision Lighthouse Society is a grass roots, non-profit, volunteer, community service organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, maintenance and safe-keeping of the Cape Decision Lighthouse and any and all property, including lands, buildings, vessels, photographs, artifacts, oral and written histories etc. relating to the maritime history of the Alexander Archipelago of southeast Alaska. Further, our mission is to share and make available to the public this historical property that all may benefit from its use and maritime heritage.

Motto: "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." (Winston Churchill)

Membership: Membership is open to all persons, by land or sea, with an annual $25.00 membership dues. Charitable tax deductible financial contributions from the membership define status and eligibility for premiums as set by the bylaws of the corporation.

Method of Implementation: All meetings of the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society will be held in accordance with the Society by-laws. All members will be notified of the annual meeting in the Decision Light newsletter. All meetings are open to the public. The meetings will be conducted in an informal, neighborly manner, decisions being made by majority vote. Any member of the corporation may request the minutes of these meetings. Donations, grant and foundation moneys, membership donations, bequeaths and fund raisers will constitute the working capital for projects undertaken by the corporation. An account for these moneys will be held at a bank in Sitka, Alaska. An annual financial statement will be available to members which will include a list of donors, grants awarded, and expenditures of the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society. All members are encouraged to communicate their ideas for the preservation, restoration, maintenance and safe-keeping of the Cape Decision Lighthouse and the rich and illustrious maritime history of the Alexander Archipelago of southeast Alaska.