From the early days of lighthouse history, pets have been an important part of keeper’s lives. Pets were a source of companionship and protection for the lonely keeper. Being a good “mouser” was an additional benefit.
The Chapter started the “Keeper’s Mascot” club in the summer of 2010. Our first mascot was a hamster – Jeffrey. If you are a member and wish to enroll your finny, furry or feathered companion in this new wing of the Chapter, please complete the online application, or the one found with the quarterly newsletter or the green membership brochure and send a check for $5.00, payable to the “CCUSLHS” at Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS, P.O.Box 1270, Annandale, VA 22003-1270. It is a one-time fee – there is no Keeper Mascot renewal. Include your pet’s name & species and you will receive a “Keeper’s Mascot” certificate, signed by a Chapter officer. Pets will be featured in the newsletter’s “Keeper’s Mascot Corner” in approximate order of submission. As of March 2021, there are 127 pets in the club – Current breakdown is – 55 dogs, 56 cats, 7 hamsters, 3 rabbits, 2 goldfish, 1 turtle, 1 guinea pig, 1 thoroughbred horse, and 1 alligator.
Contact: Membership Chairperson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org