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2021 Membership Drive

We invite you to renew your 2021 BIRA membership today.
If you haven’t been a member, we invite you to join us. 

The Block Island Residents Association is an advocate and financial supporter of the Block Island community. Our mission is to enhance the Island’s environmental, recreational and social well-being so that its residents and visitors alike may achieve the fullest possible enjoyment of the Island’s unique natural surroundings.

We are truly looking forward to 2021 on Block Island and we hope you are too. And while many of us may share some level of uncertainty about what the summer will bring, we’re optimistic that the coming year will begin to bring us back to enjoying and experiencing all that Block Island has to offer.

As reported to you in our Fall Update, some island activities that we support — such as Movies on the Beach, and Blues on the Beach — were cancelled last summer due to the pandemic, but we were able to reallocate your membership dollars and contributions to much needed support of the BI Rescue Squad and Helping Hands – both organizations significantly impacted in different ways by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • This coming year, through your dues and donations, we hope to support organizations that include the Lunch Bunch, the Deer Task Force, NAMI Block Island and programs for island students through the Block Island School. We also hope to return to supporting Movies on the Beach, and Blues on the Beach when these popular programs return.
  • BIRA also expects to take an active role in advocating for moped reform and public safety and will collaborate with and support the RespectBI Coalition and the newly elected Town Council in their efforts.
  • We will continue to support and advocate for island conservation.
  • We are also continuing the Shore Access Initiative Fund – a public/private partnership to improve access to our beaches.

Your membership is a stake in Block Island’s present and future.  We truly need your support and welcome your participation. And remember, your BIRA membership includes our popular discount program at dozens of participating Island businesses and restaurants. (See the attached list for participating businesses.

Your membership corresponds with the calendar year and individual annual memberships are $50. Enroll or renew your membership online today. Your 2021 membership will be valid from January 1, 2021 thru December 31, 2021.

Thank you in advance.

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