First Students’ Concert held with cooperation of the Peninsula Orchestra. Speech School grew rapidly.
Gave Benefit Ball and Students Concert. Provided volunteers to assist with Lily Parade drive of the VSCCA. Sponsored National Art Week on Peninsula and provided publicity as well as presentation of an art exhibit.
First inspection by AJLA made to Hampton Roads Service League. Enlargement of agencies served by League volunteers. First Annual Art Show and Sale held, enabling local artists to show and sell their works.
Dr. Paul Wingert of AJLA, made her inspection visit giving stimulating and constructive advice for committees. Bi-monthly TV program, “Peninsula Personalities”, inaugurated. Puppet shows presented in Warwick schools. League’s news sheet “Highlights” came to being.
Second consultation visit from AJLA received. Work of Project Finding Committee expanded and more puppet shows given. Benefit Ball, Art Show and Sale, and second TV series produced were now well established.
Students Concert produced by Langley Air Force Band. Dance held to honor Provisionals and husbands. Final inspection visit by AJLA and Board members. In May, Hampton Roads Service League accepted into membership in the Association. Provisional course opened to the public and co-sponsored by the Daily Press.
Group of volunteers trained as guides for Mariners’ Museum during Jamestown Festival. Dance honoring Provisionals held at James River Country Club. In March, name of the organization officially changed to The Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc.
Turned over Speech Correction to the community. Fine Arts Committee presented opera, “Hansel and Gretel”, as free children’s concert. Co-sponsorship of Conference-in-Miniature with Norfolk League.
Volunteer Service Bureau opened in fall. We were hostess League for Regional meeting of the 15 Leagues in Region XI. Regional Director, Adelaide Snyder, made her first official visit to the League since it became affiliated with AJLA.
Bargain Shop contributed $2,000 to Community Trust Fund and also stirred up new community interest with a “coffee”. Volunteer Service Bureau continued to grow and coordinated the “Christmas Tree” project. Children’s Theatre included in the budget with high hopes for its future.