Memberships, Save the Biltmore Preservationists
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We thank the community for all
its support in saving the Biltmore. Now you can join our nonprofit
organization and become a member. Your
donation gift will help us continue to preserve and promote the beautiful
Victorian, 1897 Belleview Biltmore Hotel, "The White Queen of the Gulf," Belleair, Florida. We
will use your membership donations to put display ads in the media to promote
the Biltmore for tourism, conventions, meetings, wedding etc,
click here to see a sample ad.
If you would like to see your membership donation be used for another purpose,
email us your idea.
You may choose from a
Platinum Membership. With your
membership, you will receive a beautiful parchment certificate with your name on
it, (choice of blue
or sepia to match your decor to hang it in your home, office,
store), a fold over cover for it with gold embellishment, and many choices of gifts for yourself ranging from a
watercolor or photo print of the Biltmore, a Biltmore T-shirt, a Biltmore tote bag,
silver or gold charm, keychain, mouse pad, email newsletter,
"Florida's Grand Hotels from The Gilded Age" (Florida) (Images of America) book
by author R. Wayne Ayers, or
"The Architecture of Leisure: The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and
Henry Plant," book by Susan Braden. Please
note that most nonprofit organizations do NOT give gifts or certificates to join
them, so our memberships are very special. A display
media ad with with your name or
business name on it is also optional for Silver, Gold or Platinum Members
Light blue parchment certificate. Your name will be proudly presented as a major patron. You will be proud to display or hang it showing your support by being a member of our nonprofit organization, Save the Biltmore Preservationists. Actual size: 8.5 by 11 inches.
Sepia certificate. Your name will be proudly presented as a major patron. You will be proud to display or hang it showing your support by being a member of our nonprofit organization, Save the Biltmore Preservationists. Actual size: 8.5 by 11 inches.
Below are some samples of the beautiful Biltmore gifts you will receive depending on which membership you select. These gifts are also available for sale at our Online Store on an individual basis. So if you decide to become a member but want additional Biltmore items for yourself OR to give someone else, they may be purchased also at the time of your membership selection. If you know someone who loves the Biltmore, give a membership gift to them!
Photo has been enlarged to show detail. This is approximate size of charm, keychain. Photo courtesy of George Fulmer.
Available in gold or silver. Gold and sterling silver charms shown. This charm may be used for jewelry OR on a key chain.
Men's tie tack, lapel pin or woman's pin/broche, hat pin or use two for earrings Back of pin/tie tack/earrings
(actual size is 1 inch by 1/2 inch)
Fine art watercolor by Janice James (mat board and frame not included in memberships)
This beautifully designed rendition of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Belleair, Florida was designed by former St. Petersburg artist, Janice James, whose specialty is Florida architecture, from small quaint beach houses to historic landmarks, landscapes, seascapes and private homes done in the traditional manner. Limited edition prints have been made of several landmarks in St. Petersburg and Tampa including not only the Biltmore but the Vinoy and the Don Cesar Hotels in St. Petersburg.. She now is retired in Sun City, Florida with her husband of 55 years. She has three daughters and one granddaughter. Ms. James has been painting since the age of nine and has studied at the Ringling Art School in Sarasota, Florida and the University of Miami on an art scholarship. She became a commercial artist designing layouts and illustrating fashions for newspaper advertising. She is a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society. Her paintings have won recognition, which includes: Best of Show and first prizes in Miami, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Please note that the actual size of the art work on the T shirt you purchase is approximately: 10" x 6.5". In order to protect the artist's work from copycats, I have purposely decreased the size of the photo. We sincerely thank Mrs. James for letting us use her beautiful watercolor to help us to continue to save and preserve the Biltmore. Depending on which membership gift package you choose, a watercolor print by Mrs. James is included; either 8 x 10 inches, 11 x 14 inches or 13 x 19 inches.
Biltmore T-shirt, watercolor design Biltmore tote bag, watercolor design
Biltmore T-shirt, photo Biltmore Tote Bag, photo
Mouse pad, watercolor design Mouse pad, photo
Biltmore license plate, watercolor design Biltmore license plate, photo
One page Biltmore year-at-a glance calendar Biltmore bookmark Biltmore cookies in a box, one dozen
Florida's Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age by R. Wayne Ayers. This book provides a look at these magnificent structures during their glory years, including Henry B. Plant, founder of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel.
The Architecture of Leisure, The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant by Susan R. Braden, tells the story of Henry B. Plant founder of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel and and Henry Flagler founder of the Tampa Bay Hotel.
The following small photos are on the membership pages.
Gold charm/key chain Silver charm/key chain Tie tack or Blouse pin Cuff links Tie clasp available T-shirt art T-shirt , photo
Tote, art Tote, photo Watercolor print Mouse pad License Plate Calendar Bookmark
Book, Braden Book Ayers Biltmore cookies Certificate Holder
Please note that most nonprofit organizations do NOT give gifts or certificates to join them, so our memberships are very special. Donations for memberships may be made by online or by check via U.S. mail.
Diane S. Hein, President
Save the Biltmore Preservationists, Inc.
30725 U.S. Highway 19 North #107
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684-4410
Click on any of the memberships below to join us and be part of promoting and preserving the Biltmore for future generations! Gifts will be available for new memberships at all times. At each of the following membership levels we are offering a wide variety of choices because many people already have purchased a Biltmore T-shirt or tote bag. However please note that the new artwork we are offering is DIFFERENT and also the new design shows the year the Biltmore was saved, 2007! We will use your membership donations to put display ads in the media to promote the Biltmore for tourism, conventions, meetings, wedding etc, click here to see sample ad. A display media ad with with your name or business name on it is also optional for Silver, Gold or Platinum Members only.
COPPER MEMBERSHIP--DONATION OF $50
BRONZE MEMBERSHIP--DONATION OF $100
SILVER MEMBERSHIP--DONATION OF $250
GOLD MEMBERSHIP--DONATION OF $500
PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP--DONATION OF $1,000 OR MORE
Once you become a member, your membership may be renewed next year. The same or new gifts may be chosen at the time of renewal according to each level of membership. A reminder for renewal will be sent via email.