Sherrie Burton Smith
- Carousel/Preview Party netted $29,846; corporate solicitations received $16,800; working Macy’s Day at Owings Mills brought in $1,000; League members contributed $400.
- Gave $1,500 scholarship for outstanding voluntarism to Sarah Hoyt; $1,000 in community assistance donations to Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating, Woodside Gardens Marching Unit, and Hospices of the Chesapeake Camp Name; $500 Excellence in Voluntarism award to Jane L. Andrew for Baby’s First Step program.
- Purchased second computer, software, and laser jet printer.
- Director’s and Officer’s Liability insurance and additional insurance for Carousel’s storage sheds and the event itself.
- Donations to Preview Party and attendance at Party and Carousel were increased significantly. Carousel Committee began selling quality women’s clothes and accessories at two area consignment stores.
- Cookbook (Of Tide and Thyme) developed cover design; hired graphic artist for layout; wrote story line, completed testing of recipes. Membership approved final phase of cookbook proposal committing us to the marketing and publishing of the book.
- Done In A Day provided 80 tote bags filled with school supplies to area needy children; worked with Habitat for Humanity; donated goods for Camp Letts’ Thanksgiving dinner; spent a day at Kiva House. Kids on the Block presented skits to over 5,000 children; Chrysalis House project was terminated during League year.
- Public Policy lobbied successfully on several bills including Domestic Violence Bill; held successful JLM Day, COPR presented three project proposals, Kiva House was passed and began work on new focus area ideas.
Membership/ Education and Training:
- Education and Training provided provisional training: membership training at meetings: 2 training sessions for February training meeting; totally revamped leadership manuals.
- Public Relations placed over 200 articles in media: received radio and TV press: coordinated Excellence in Voluntarism award with provisionals.
- Administration and Events coordinated food, drink themes for membership meetings using cookbook recipes; arranged Colonial Luncheon and Annual Dinner; sponsored social events at local restaurants.
- Mini-fundraisers held at Be-Beep and Jazz Night at Maryland Inn.
- Area Group meetings lead by Deborah Gardner Walker, AJLI Service Provider on issue of multiculturalism; joined Annapolis Community Partnership and continued membership with Anne Arundel Council of Community Services.
Moved out of Maryland Hall to new headquarters at 19 Loretta Avenue, Annapolis; received first place in National Volunteer Week Campaign category in AJLI’s 10th Annual Communications Awards for our Excellence in Voluntarism Award program.