ISEA Memberships

Couple smiling while sailing on shipAs a donor to Inland Seas you have the option to choose membership. Your sustaining membership helps to protect the Great Lakes by providing the necessary resources for educating youth/adults and for carrying out updated, ongoing research and programming. By helping us keep our costs down, we can deliver affordable programs to the communities we serve.

Your membership:

  • Provides more educational opportunities for school children through sponsorship
  • Develops new and manages extisting programming
  • Continues to care for the ISEA Education Center and grounds as well as the schooners Inland Seas and Utopia

All membership levels receive the monthly e-newsletter, an invitation to member sails and events, access to ISEA watercraft, and acknowledgment in the annual report. Memberships are non-voting. See membership levels for additional benefits. 2018-19 memberships expire 4/30/19. Make your donation to Inland Seas by becoming a member today!

Crew Level ($100-$499)

As a Crew Level member, your donation will:

  • sponsor one student for a half-day Schoolship experience
  • allow you to purchase two public sail tickets for 50% off
  • allow you to participate in transit sails (when ISEA sails from one port to another) for free



First Mate Level ($500-$999)

As a First Mate Level member, your donation will:

  • sponsor one student to participate in a YPIS 3-day, 2-night program
  • provide you with two complementary tickets for a public sail
  • allow you to participate in transit sails (when ISEA sails from one port to another) for free



Captain's Circle Level ($1,000+)

As a Captain’s Circle Level member, your donation will:

  • sponsor a class (up to 35 students, teachers, and chaperones) for a half-day Schoolship experience
  • allow you to participate in transit sails (when ISEA sails from one port to another) for free
  • provide you the opportunity to have one private tour of Inland Seas for up to 10 people (reservations required)
  • allow you one free use of the Education Center for a private event
  • give you access to the ISEA Conference Room in the Education Center (reservations required)
  • receive invitations to special Captain’s Circle events



Schooner Society

greatlakeseducation5Donors who have a lifetime of giving of $25,000 or more, belong to the Schooner Society, receive a half-model of the Schooner Inland Seas, and have their name displayed in the Education Center on the lifetime giving wall.

Schooner Society Members (as of August 2016)

Individuals and Families

Anonymous

Lois Bahle and Larry Mawby

The Beers Family

Gordon and Susan Brown

Lawrence and Susan Burks Family

Charles and Susan Cady

Edward and Barbara Collins

Michael and Barbara Dennos

Michael and Rhea Dow

Gary and Sandy Drew

Darcy Dye

Timothy Feist

Mason and Mary Kaye Ferry

Larry and Martha Garber

Jack and Bessie Hamm

Brian and Jennifer Jaffe

Marty and Olivia Lagina

Leslie Lee

Jim and Gwen Rich

Richard and Norma Sarns

David and Carole Shelby

Robert Soltow

Sally Somsel

Corporations and Foundations

Anonymous

American Steamship Company

The Edmund F and Virginia B Ball Foundation

The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

The Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation

The Dow Chemical Company, MI Division

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation

The Herbert H and Grace A Dow Foundation

DTE Energy Foundation

Earl-Beth Foundation

Ford Motor Company Fund

Rollin M Gerstacker Foundation

Global Marine Insurance

Harleysville Lake States Company

Herman Miller Cares

Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation

W K Kellogg Foundation

Mariel Foundation

National City Bank

NewPage – Escanaba Operations

Northwestern Bank

Oleson Foundation

Paine Family Foundation

The Herbert and Elsa Ponting Foundation

Rotary Charities of Traverse City

The Seabury Foundation

Seeco Contracting Corporation

Suttons Bay Leelanau Rotary Club

2018 Member Sails

June

Member Sail, Suttons Bay

Sunday, June 10 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us as we sail around Suttons Bay, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages on board. This is a free sail for our members and guests (up to two), but reservations are required.

July

Wine Education and Tasting Sail, Suttons Bay

Wednesday, July 18 6:00-8:00 pm

Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse region are known for their many wineries. Join us for this two-hour sail around the beautiful Suttons Bay where you will taste Shady Lane Cellars’ wines, along with pairings, as you learn why this region is successful in growing grapes. Adults 21 and older only. This sail is available to the public for $45, but members can participate for $25.

August

Bike and Boat, Suttons Bay-Traverse City-Suttons Bay

Friday, August 10 Noon-6:00 pm

This unique experience combines biking the Leelanau and TART Trails and sailing on the schooner Inland Seas. The adventure starts in Suttons Bay at the Inland Seas Education Center. Participants bike 17 miles down the Leelanau and TART Trails stopping along the way at Shady Lane Cellars. Once reaching Traverse City, bike seats are exchanged for cabin tops as participants board the ship. (Bikes will be transported back to Suttons Bay.) Onboard guests will receive a dinner prepared by the ship’s cook and beverages during the 2.5 hour sail back to Suttons Bay. This program is available to the public for $60, but members can participate for $40.

Member Sail, Suttons Bay

Friday, August 31 6:00-8:00 pm

Join us as we sail around Suttons Bay, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages on board. This is a free sail for our members and guests (up to two), but reservations are required.

 

Instructions to RSVP for sails are sent with membership letter. Members can call 231.271.3077 with questions.

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