Mayer Martin Baker
304 members


  • Carousel netted $19,882.22
  • Auction discontinued
  • Community donations totaling $5,000 were made to the following organizations:  Alliance For A Drug Free Annapolis, Anne Arundel Literacy Council, Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc., Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, Draketail Maritime Project, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, People Against Child Abuse (PACA), Peer Scene Theatre, Severna Park Assistance Network.
  • Scholarships totaling $2,500 were awarded for the first time:  In acknowledgment of the upcoming JLA tenth anniversary, $1,500 was awarded through Scholarships for Scholars to students demonstrating outstanding volunteer commitment.  Board approved continuance of this scholarship for 1991-1992.  $1,000 scholarship given to the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund to help demonstrate JLA’s commitment to achieving its multicultural diversification goals.
  • JLA held non-profit organizational membership in following organizations:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Anne Arundel Council of Community Services, Banneker-Douglas Museum, Historic Annapolis Foundation, Severn River Association, Magothy River Association, Maryland Hall Foundation and the YWCA.
  • Projects included:
    • Kids On The Block in its seventh year, worked with Arthritis Foundation grant to produce arthritis shows.
    • AIDS Coalition worked with area organizations and agencies to develop coordinated support for existing programs.
    • Developed “Buddy” program; project discontinued.
    • Recycling-Youth Education and Involvement developed widely distributed brochure, held two middle school recycling Fairs.  Chosen as model program for Annual Conference presentation in Orlando, Florida.  Project re-approved for 1991-92.
    • Children’s Historic Museum finished year with formal contract presented to First Church of Christ, Scientist for purchase bid of church site at corner of Prince George and Maryland Avenues.  Bid unsuccessful.  Project to be discontinued for undetermined time.
  • Association of Junior Leagues launched first Association-League-wide project with focus on early immunization slogan:  “Don’t Wait to Vaccinate.”
  • JLA public affairs committee very successful in local efforts.  Worked with BASICS Food Centers to launch public awareness campaign – “Shots For Tots.”  Posters, billboards, radio public service announcements and programs, news articles helped in distribution of information to public.
  • Public Policy efforts included successful Junior Leagues of Maryland Day at Senate Office Building.  Lobbying efforts included support for 2020 Land Use Development Bill (defeated) and various bills on child abuse and domestic violence issues.
  • Provisional Committee incorporated provisional service projects into training for first time.  Projects Provisionals involved in:  First Night Annapolis, First Baby’s Steps, Shots for Tots.
  • League approved eight-year minimum active service requirement before members under age 40 can go sustaining.
  • Endowment Fund established, to be initially funded by $10,000.
  • Education of membership on need for multicultural diversification continued, community coalition building growing.
  • Monthly membership meetings held at various sites around the county.  Recruitment of new members actively sought through invitation, self-proposal, advertisements and informational meetings.  Social events (Colonial Luncheon, May Tea, etc.) well attended.
  • Annual Dinner held at Annapolis Hotel with husbands in attendance and dancing to band after dinner, meeting and awards.