Adopted three new projects: Respite as Family Therapy (RAFT), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and Counseling Offers Positive Effects (COPE). Continued with Child Protection Campaign, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, CPR, and Grants Resources Library projects. Curiosity Corner opened in June 1981 at the Peninsula Nature and Science Center, and “Art in a Suitcase” was turned over to participating public and private schools. Celebrated 25th anniversary of membership in AJL.
Participated in the first Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic at Kingsmill. Held the successful “Work of Women Week” jointly with the College of William and Mary and the Peninsula Women’s Network. Adopted the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) project. CPR, Child Protection Campaign, Counseling Offers Positive Effects (COPE), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Grants Resources Library, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, and Respite as Family Therapy (RAFT) continued as major community projects.
Adopted three new projects: Kids on the Block, Parent Support Project, and Children’s Party Book. Continued with COPE (Counseling Offers Positive Effects), FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), and RAFT (Respite as Family Therapy) projects. Participated in the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic at Kingsmill. FAS project was recipient of a citation from President Reagan’s White House Volunteer Action Awards. Peninsula Fine Arts Center project received Voluntary Action Center award in arts category.
Adopted four new projects: Peninsula Fine Arts Center Summer Exhibitions, Young Audiences of Virginia, The Children’s Press, and Children/Children’s Issues: Peninsula Symposium. Continued with Children’s Party Book, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Kids on the Block projects. Held the second successful “Work of Women Week” jointly with the College of William and Mary and the Peninsula Women’s Network. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome project received a Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Mental Health and Retardation. FAS project also received Voluntary Action Center Award in health category.
Began Peninsula Fine Arts Summer Exhibition, Virginia Living Museum, and Young Audiences; produced two editions of ParenTips, and coordinated Families and Children Today (FACT) ’85 Symposium. Continued Kids on the Block and Children’s Party Book. Changed Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) to a task force and presented it to the AJL at the Annual Conference in May 1985. Adopted the Peninsula Nature and Science Center’s “Going Once” auction as a 1985-86 Ways & Means project specifically for the remaining two of our three-year commitment to the Virginia Living Museum.
Began Adolescent Pregnancy Watch in Conjunction with the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Child Care Concerns and Operation Weatherbuster in conjunction with the City of Hampton. Produced three editions of ParenTips and presented it as a feature project at the AJL Annual Conference in May 1986. Continued Kids on the Block, PFAC-Summer Exhibits, and the Virginia Living Museum projects. Held our first “Going Once” Auction, earning $45,000 for the Virginia Living Museum; sponsored a Friday night “Party at the Point” in Hampton, which earned financial support for the Virginia Living Museum; continued participation in the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.
Continued Kids on the Block, PFAC-Summer Exhibitions, and Operation Weatherbuster. Completed Virginia Living Museum with total contributions of more than $115,000 over a 3-year period. Produced 3 editions of ParenTips. Concluded Adolescent Pregnancy Child Watch by recommending 3 teen pregnancy projects. Began and concluded “Woman to Woman” project which won 1st in multi-media, AJL Annual Public Relations Contest, Annual Conference, Nashville. Ways & Means projects: Held “Going Once” Auction; sponsored a Friday Night “Party at the Point” to raise funs for the Virginia Living Museum; participated in the annual Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.
Continued Kids on the Block, PFAC-Summer Exhibits, and co-sponsored another successful Teen Health Conference. The first year of the Sustainer project “Invitation Only” netted approximately $30,000 for the Hampton History and Space Museum. Produced three editions of ParenTips and was awarded 1st place in Community Newsletters at the Annual Conference in Chicago. Ways & Means projects earned more than $150,000 for community projects.
Community Phase III of Woman to Woman. Continued PFAC-Summer Exhibits. Produced three editions of ParenTips. Began Family Communication Workshops. Co-sponsored Teen Health Conference. Completed Mini-Resource Center on Aids Education. Held Kaleidoscope, which was attended by more than 3000 children. Began Kids on the Block-Teen Pregnancy. Fundraising projects earned more than $200,000 in support of community projects.
Continued PFAC-Summer Exhibits. Produced three editions of ParenTips. Continued with Family Communication Workshops. Co-sponsored Teen Health Conference. In its third year, the Sustainer Project “Invitation III” has netted $70,000. Continued Kids on the Block – Teen Pregnancy. Virginia Hospitality celebrated its 15th anniversary with a hard-cover edition. Fundraising projects earned more than $210,000 in support of community projects.