Susan Garner Neely
Junior League of Annapolis won the National Volunteer Recognition Award for its Tommy Tummy Project turned over to the Anne Arundel County School Board in the 1970’s. JLA celebrated its fortieth Anniversary at Annual Dinner and published its first Annual Report.
- Auction netted $40,000, Children’s Carousel netted $17,280.
- Donations totaling $5,000 were made to the following organizations: Woods Adult Day Care Center, Alternative Living, Inc., United Cerebral Palsy, Maryland Lupus Foundation, Bello Machre, The Parenting Place, Sarah’s House, YWCA Women’s Center, Maryland Hall, Annapolis Youth Service Bureau and AKA Sorority.
- Projects: final year for Historic Annapolis Data Bank and Woman to Woman – Chrysalis House; Kids on the Block, Inc. continued; Adolescent Pregnancy Task Force developed several projects, included a focus area to be implemented over the next three years; the Children’s Historic Museum moved ahead to become a project for the next three years.
- Management structure changed to the Council System. Community Advisory Board reestablished. Total revisions of the Bylaws, Standing Rules and voting procedures. Implemented a 60%-40% ratio of project placement vs. in-League placement.
- First successful lobbying effort resulted in funding the Children’s Trust Fund and the Governor proclaimed February 1 Junior League Day.
- Overall Goals and Objectives redone. Diversification Committee held its first Community Roundtable.