1960 – Jane Williamson, Jan Stedman, and Ellenor Barker saw need for a local volunteer group and asked Martha Hutaff to advise them in forming a service league. On November 11, a group met at the Hutaff home and from that meeting the Junior Service League was formed with twenty Active and six Sustaining members. Martha Hutaff was named permanent advisor and Jane Williamson became the first President.
1961 – Eventual membership in the Association of Junior Leagues a primary goal. Establishment of Day Care Nursery recommended. Funds secured from plant and bake sales, hostessing a tea room and Horseshow Charity Ball. Six new members.
1962-63 – Nursery began at First Presbyterian Church; Mrs. Golden Smith, Director. Little (gift) Shop opened in Kyle House “kitchen.” Fashion show, Charity Ball, and Christmas card sales raise funds. Seven new members, one JL affiliate.
1963-64 – Nursery staff increased. Money-raising by Fashion Show and Little Shop sales. Lecture sponsored during Fine Arts Week. Added eighteen new members.
1964-65 – Nursery enrollment reached forty-three. Money raised from Little Shop sales, Christmas card project and two Bargain sales. League again in Fine Arts Festival. Provisional Course initiated and Provisional group formed. Six Provisionals and three affiliates added.
1965-66 – Volunteer community program started. Nursery supported by Little Shop sales and Christmas card project. Little Shop voted closed last year. “Rumplestilskin” first puppet show shown to 7,000 school children and in Fine Arts Festival. Added eleven Provisionals and one affiliate.
1966-67 – League’s first bazaar, “Holly Day Fair,” Christmas card sales fund, Nursery. Puppetry Committee trouped “Jack and the Beanstalk.” JSL co-sponsored Fine Arts Festival. League voted $7,000 for property approved by Nursery Board. Nine Provisionals added.
1967-68 – Bazaar and Christmas cards were money raisers. Puppetry Committee presented “Hansel and Gretel” to 8,000 children. “Masterpieces in the N.C. Museum of Art” slide kits given thirteen elementary schools. Six Provisionals added.
1968-69 – Nursery moved to Dick Street with 55 enrolled. Bazaar netted $4,130.90; Christmas card sales continued. “Cinderella” trouped to schools and shown during Fine Arts Festival Week. Co-sponsorship of United Fund Survey of participating agencies. Added eleven Provisionals, two affiliates and three reinstatements.
1969-70 – Financial obligation to Nursery completed. Christmas card proceeds earmarked to assist Spirit of Cumberland, illustrated by Dr. Dan Currie, written by Historical Committee and underwritten by Beaufort Law. Provisionals published cookbook, From Market to Mealtime. Bazaar netted $4,004.32 for Community Trust. “Pinnochio” trouped. Major revision of Constitutions and Bylaws. Added thirteen Provisionals, two affiliates, one reinstatement.
1970-71 – Bazaar netted $5,065.72 and Christmas card sales netted $1,062.34 for Nursery. Multi-media reading machine given to Learning Disabilities Class and carpeting to Warrenwood School for Speech Hearing Class. Spirit of Cumberland profits provided furnishings gifts for Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House. School children enjoyed “Rumpelstilskin.” Community Contributions: $4,200.00 for Friendship House, $1,560.00 to Day Care Center for the Retarded, $700.00 for Arts Survey, and $15,000 over three-year period for development of School Volunteer Program. Added ten Provisionals, one affiliate.
1971-72 – School Volunteer program began with Anne Nimocks as Director. Education Committee began newsletter, League Ledger. Bazaar netted $6,068.12; Christmas cards, $1,199.90. League sponsored N.C. Artist’s traveling exhibition. “Jack and the Beanstalk” trouped. Spirit of Cumberland profits fund: (1) Eight grade N.C. History essay award; (2) Historical books gift to Library honoring Dr. Currie; and (3) Hall furnishings for B-H-N House. Community contributions: $400.00 to Speech Hearing Clinic, $1,500.00 to Day Care Center for the Retarded, and $4,800.00 to the Friendship House. Added fifteen Provisionals, three affiliates.
1972-73 – Preparations toward AJL application initiated. Bazaar netted $6,831.81; Christmas cards, $1,258.58. Friendship House support renewed six additional months. Newsletter expanded. Weekly Cultural Calendar appeared in Sunday newspaper. “Hansel and Gretel” shown to all elementary public and private school children. Second annual N.C. History essay award and furnishing completed for hall of B-H-N House. Research Committee’s recommendations adopted: (1) $3,000.00 to Learning Disabilities Center; (2) $5,000.00 to Speech and Hearing Clinic; (3) $3,000.00 toward Person Street Preservation. Added six Provisionals, four affiliates, four reinstatements.
1973-74 – Second major bylaws change. League year begun April 1. Puppetry Committee added $875.00 in addition to cultural contributions. “Cinderella” presented to schools. Corresponding Secretary added. Bazaar profits, $6,648.09; Christmas card profits for Nursery, $1,465.52. J. Duane Gilliam named legal counsel. Provisionals and Actives combined for October (with husbands) and February night meetings. Membership approved: (1) $100.00 for nursing home craft supplies; (2) $1,000.00 to underwrite salary for arts coordinator; and (3) $5,500.00 payment on sound suite for Speech and Hearing Clinic. Fine Arts Committee completed initiation of Community-wide Arts Council. Participated in “Sunday on the Square.” Sixteen Provisionals added.
1974-75 – New Communications Committee coordinates all In-League printing, etc. Nominating elevated to proper status. Advisory Planning recommended equipment purchases and secured rent-free office. Carolinas Country Fair as money raising experiment. Puppetry’s “Dragon Dilemma” delighted viewers. Placement produced handbook. Beautiful bazaar netted $9,164.71; Christmas cards $1,200.00. Approved Finance Committee recommendations: (1) $5,171.16, final payment for Speech and Hearing sound suite; (2) $4,856.20 to Arts Council; (3) $300.00 to Day Care Center for the Retarded; (4) $3,802.00 for nursing home craft supplies; and (5) $200.00 for Puppetry Committee. Some League members resumed active involvement in Person Street Preservation. Added thirty Provisionals, three affiliates, and eight reinstatements.
1975-76 – Informational Questionnaire for AJL completed and sent to New York. Martha Leak, Area III Director and Chair of the AJL Admission Committee, spoke at April Luncheon. Office donated and opened in the Cumberland Bank. Furniture donated by NCNB. New Ledger format featured ads and was printed. Largest Provisional Class (31) published Historical Tour Guide of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Historical walking tours organized and conducted. New Cookbook Committee formed. Received Award of Merit from the Historical Preservation Society of N.C. for Person Street Preservation. Puppet show troupers served as Director and Production manager of Highland Call. Amended Chapter reflects proper status as charitable organization eligible for non-profit bulk mail rate mailings. Approved Finance Committee recommendations: (1) Arts Council, $3,060.00; (2) $5,000.00, Loan to publish new League Cookbook; (3) $1,500.00, Fayetteville Day Nursery final appropriation; (4) $300.00, Parents Anonymous. Bazaar netted $8,718.41. Garage sale was second successful fund raiser. Community Research Committee served as liaison between groups to community. Added thirty-five Provisionals, two reinstatements, and five affiliates.
1976-77 – Co-sponsors Fashion Realities and Fantasies with Belk. Nets $4,468.55. First visit by Mrs. Ena Swayze and Mrs. Betsy Hering of AJL. AJL Orientation Course is planned with the theme “Living with Diversity.” Outstanding speakers arranged for an eight month series. Public is invited to majority of programs. Holly Day Fair nets $9,075.92. Provisionals homemade quilt sold and adds $510 to League profits. Sale of Christmas cards brings in $2,311. Approved Financial Committee recommendations: (1) American Red Cross $500.00; (2) Fayetteville Arts Council $3,000; (3) Cumberland County Youth Services, $4,000; (4) Contact, $5,000; (5) League Cookbook, $5,000; (6) Savings, $5,000. Approval given to Ways and Means to combine and expand the Holly Day Fair and the garage sale. This event to be held in early November at Cumberland County Arena. Added thirty-two Provisionals, reinstatements, and affiliates.
1977-78 – President: Noel Harris
Members participate in Vital-Signs Questionnaire. Introduction of Association Management Process (AMP) to Membership. Design ‘77 nets $4,398.59. Historical Committee designs and publishes coloring book. Holly Day Fair moved to Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium Arena and nets $15,220.81. Community Trust Account increased with $2,096.62 profits from Christmas card project. The Puppetry Committee presented “Yankee Doodle” to schools. AJL final visit and 101 page evaluation report entitled “Living with Diversity” published. League saddened by the death of permanent advisor, Martha Clark Hutaff. Notification of affiliation on January 26, 1978 as the Junior League of Fayetteville, Inc. Four delegates go to Training Seminar in Atlanta. Carolina Collection Cookbook completed and mailed to publisher. Added twenty-eight Provisionals.
1978-79– President: Carol Quigg
First year as Junior League of Fayetteville. Goals and objectives adopted and implemented. Public Affairs added to Standing Committees. Quick Action Clause added to Bylaws. Educational and training opportunities provided through AMP and Public Affairs Workshops. Continued Leadership training through Joint Board meeting with Susie Greene, Past President of the Association of Junior Leagues, as speaker. Placement files and handbook updated. Placement Chair and advisors familiarized with Career Development before interviews. Holly Day Fair net $19.240.26. Combined profits from bazaar, Design ‘78, and coloring books added $23,532.55 to Community Trust. Carolina Collection is published. Membership approved four new projects: (1) Gifted and Handicapped…$5,000; (2) CART-Arts Council…$5,000; (3) CPR-Red Cross…$3,500; (4) Special Olympics…$300. Education Committee sponsors highly successful Charlie Shedd “Fun Family Forum” for members and Fayetteville Community. Community Research and Public Relations become two-year commitments. League saddened by the death of Sustainer, B. Law. Admissions studies the revising of admission policies. Added thirteen Provisionals, ten Transfers to Fayetteville. Delegates attend Area III Seminar and Annual Conference, President and Vice President attend Councils in Atlanta. Public Affairs delegates attend SPAC meetings. CPR training offered to membership.
1979-80 – President: Carolyn Lancaster
Optional – Non Secret Admission Policy voted on positively by membership. Office facilities given by Florence Rogers Trust. Child Abuse Project voted on by membership. Membership voted on the following: (1) $13,000.00 to Child Abuse Project in coalition with Department of Social Services; (2) $1,000.00 to Speech and Hearing Services; (3) Line of credit to Cookbook Marketing for cost of second printing of Carolina Collection if needed. Revised placement opportunities. Positive changes made by Bazaar Committee and Cookbook Marketing Committee added to Standing Committees. Holly Day Fair net $20,347.62. Layne Longfellow, a nationally recognized behavioral psychologist, sponsored by Education Committee and offered to public. Delegates attend seminars, workshops, Annual Conference, council meetings. Volunteer Career Development offered to membership. Cookbook Marketing repaid entire cost of first printing of Carolina Collection. Twelve ladies completed Provisional requirements. Admissions invited twenty-nine ladies to join Junior League of Fayetteville. Historical Committee dissolved. Transfer, Conference, and Project Implementation Committees established. Historical tours and Historical Tour Guide offered to Historical Fayetteville Foundation.
1980-81 – President: Pam Little
Members given choice of day or night General Meetings. First year of operation under the Optional Non-Secret Admissions System. Office on Florence Drive renovated and used for Board and committee meetings. Record attendance at Wine and Cheese Party and Holly Day Fair. Holly Day Fair net $20,763.23. First year of “Help Stop the Hurt” campaign against child abuse and neglect. Membership voted on the following contributions to the community: (1) $1,820.00 to the Urban Ministry; (2) $5,000.00 to contingency grant to the CARE Center; (3) $9,764.76 to continuation of “Help Stop the Hurt” Project; (4) $5,560.50 to the Fayetteville Museum of Art over a two-year period. Grassroots Grant obtained from Arts Council for presentation of “Southern Fanfares” by students from the Northside School of the Arts for area high school students. Thirty-six women issued invitations to join the League by the Membership Development Committee. Twenty-five young women completed Provisional requirements. Delegates sent to Public Affairs Seminar, Area III Council and Annual Conference. Carolina Collection made plans for a second printing. Ways and Means and Communications Committees dissolved. Lenore Johnson hired as Administrative Secretary and Child Abuse Project Coordinator by the League.
1981-82 – President: Sharon R. Askins
Child Abuse Project expanded in many areas. Committee and League received state-wide recognitions for their work by being invited to participate in State Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Project Implementation Committee’s title changed to the Child Advocacy Committee. Ad Hoc Placement Study Committee was formed. Presented a new Placement Plan for the League and membership voted to accept the new Placement Plan. A Community Advisory Board was formed. Thirty- three women issued invitations to join the League. Twenty-six young women completed the Provisional Requirements . Record attendance at Holly Day Fair. Holly Day Fair net $23,000. Membership voted to approve the following contributions to the community: (1) $13,056.78 to the Child Abuse Project; (2) $20,000.00 line of credit to the Carolina Collection for the third printing; (3) $2,000.00 to the Fayetteville Day Nursery; (4) $5,741.00 to the Olde Haymont School; (5) $1,681.06 to the Fayetteville Urban Ministry. Carolina Collection Cookbook sales increased over 100%. The Board of Directors reviewed and revised the Bylaws, Standing Rules, and Policies. Arrangements Committee planned a cocktail dance, called the “Major League Affair,” for February 1982. Major League Affair was a success and was well supported by membership. Public Affairs committee was host for the largest SPAC meeting that has been held since its organization. Faye Highsmith hired as Administrative Secretary and Child Abuse Coordinator by the League. Delegates sent to Area III Council, Seminar, and Annual Conference.
1982-83 – President: Marceline M. Vallery
Celebrated fifth anniversary as member of AJL. Fay Grasty, Area III Liaison, guest speaker. Approved Non-Secret Admissions System, a non-discriminatory statement, combined Membership Development Committee and Provisional Committee – new name – Membership Development Committee. Adopted objective criteria for admission to membership. Adopted a five-year Future Plan. First year Training Committee offered workshops in Public Relations. Grantsmanship, Public Speaking, and Volunteer Career Development Course (Creative Life Planning). Developed concept of Mini-Projects by defining criteria and guidelines and completing the “Infant Car Seat Awareness” Campaign. Two additional mini-projects, Parenting Classes and Elementary School Puppet shows on Child Abuse and Neglect, were approved for 1983-84. Ongoing Child Advocacy Project continues to expand. Parenting Classes and off-hours Crisis Line available to community. Worked in coalition with Department of Social Services and approved funding for a Parent Aide Supervisor in 1983-84. Recognized as a leader in the field of prevention of child abuse. League Representative invited to speak to N.C. State Education Committee concerning our local programs. Approved $15.00 dues raise and received a $4,000.00 grant from The Cumberland Community Foundation for the Child Advocacy Project. Holly Day Fair realized net profit of $36,180.82; Carolina Collection, $2,863.31. Donated three films on the dangers of drinking and driving to the city and county schools. The following Financial Requests were approved for the community: $20,481.45 to Child Advocacy Project; $21,000.00 over a three-year period to Fayetteville Little Theater; $1,500.00 to Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County; and $1,000.00 to the Family Life Center. Developed liaison system between committees and added Treasurer’s Report and Board mini-minutes to Ledger for improved communication. Added a Chair of Publicity to Holly Day Fair allowing the Public Relations Committee to expand its role. Logo approved, indicative of community. Four Public Stands taken by membership on the following: Day Care/Staff Ratio Changes; support of proposed bond referendum for construction of new Cumberland County Public Library; support for efforts to fund statewide voluntary guardian ad litem program; and support for efforts which would provide funding for primary child abuse and neglect prevention programs in North Carolina. Annual social, Major League Affair, held in February. Delegates sent to Area III sponsored Cluster visits. President and President-Elect Conferences, SPAC meetings, and Child Advocacy Seminars. Thirty-five women joined the League in March and twenty-seven Provisionals attained active status in February. Total membership April 1, 1983 is 332.
1983-84 – President: Elaine M. Bryant
In May of 1983, League voted to give $30,000.00 to the Cumberland County Public Library for a new central facility. The following financial requests were also approved: $17,855.00 to Child Advocacy Project; $2,000.00 to Fayetteville Family Life Center; $3,000.00 to United Way Needs Assessment/Priorities Committee; $2,000.00 to Operation Blessing of Fayetteville; $12,000.00 to YMCA; $1,000.00 to American Red Cross; $2,000.00 to Cool Spring Restoration; and $1,000.00 to Fayetteville State University, C.S. Mott Foundation Grant. Holly Day Fair and Carolina Collection realized a total net profit of $53,500.00. In coalition with several groups, we sponsored a Gubernatorial Forum. Also approved a new Public Stand on Downtown Revitalization. Received deed for the property from the Florence Rogers Trust. Established a committee to research possible use of Mallet House as a League office. Ledger sold many ads, added patron page and became self-supporting. Annual social, Major League Affair, held in February. Programs for General Membership included speakers Dr. William C. Friday from UNC, Chapel Hill, and E. Perry Goode, reality therapist. Mrs. Goode also presented a 6-hour workshop for 30 League members; this was sponsored by the Training Committee. Sustainers opened their homes to the General Membership in October when the Education Committee had arranged for 11 separate workshops to be held. They ranged from tennis strategies to wreath-making! Delegates were sent to Areas I and III Cluster Visits, President and President-Elect Conferences, Annual Conference and SPAC meetings. Also attended a Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The President attended a White House Briefing along with other League Presidents. Two Provisional classes completed their course requirements this year – 29 women joined as Actives in November 1983, and 31 became Actives in April, 1984. Total Membership April, 1984 is 343.
1984-85 – President: Sandee Waren
A Ways and Means Committee was established to research possible future fund raisers and this year they took the League’s first cookbook, From Market to Mealtime, updated it and had 2,355 books printed in October for its debut at the Holly Day Fair. The Holly Day Fair and Carolina Collection realized a net profit of $54,000. A new League headquarters, the Hair Building on Green Street, was accepted from the Cumberland Foundation. A December social was held, as well as the annual February social, which this year was entitled, “Suppressed Desires.” The Placement advisors held “get-togethers” for their advisees to get acquainted early in the year and a Placement Fair consisting of many community agencies in need of volunteers was the League program in January. Individual pictures were taken of the Active membership for a Pictorial Directory. This year a League photographer was on the Ledger Committee and the pictures brought out many aspects of League life. Programs for General Membership meetings were as follows: Child Find; City-County School Merger; Paul Barclay – Establishing a Teen Center. November mini-meeting held in Sustainers homes had various topics from chocolate, flower arranging, interior design and oriental rugs to gift wrapping; Barbara Sher, author of Wishcraft, gave a 3-hour seminar open to League members and their guests. The League gave $17,000, as well as wrote and received grants from the Cumberland Foundation of $10,000 and the Florence Rogers Trust of $15,000 for establishing a community Teen Center. A press conference was held to announce the Teen Center Advisory Board members, as well as to inform the community of the seed money acquired by the League to help establish it. The Training Committee, after creating a Skills Bank of the memberships acquired and desired skills, held 3 workshops entitled: Women and Financial Planning, Public Speaking and Computers. Our League took a Public Stand in support of the proposed Day Care legislation being considered by the 1985 N.C. General Assembly. PAWS (Prints Along With Safety) program established by the Public Affairs Committee, fingerprinted children K-5 in all the city elementary schools. The League joined the Chamber of Commerce. We also became a charter member and sponsor of FTI’s Great Decisions program. A gold medallion of the League’s logo was created to be used as the President’s gift each year. The League granted financial requests to: our Child Advocacy Project – Holly Home $6,000; Parent Aide $1,870; Parenting Classes $1,100; Crisis Line $500; Speakers’ Bureau $100; Puppet Show $765; Teen Center $17,000; Urban Ministry $2,000; YMCA $1,500; Cross Creek Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation $1,500; N.C. Symphony $500; Family Life Center $2,000; Arts Council $1,000; Cumberland County Association for the Blind $4,992.35; FTI’s Great Decisions Program $750. In April our Provisional class of 20 became Active making our total membership as of April 1985, 341.
1985-86 – President: Phyllis Melton
Public Relations compiled our 25th Anniversary scrapbook. We entered the AJL Public Relations contest in photography. Connie Blue’s photograph won first place for the second consecutive year. A brochure with facts and history about the Junior League of Fayetteville was designed as were note pads and pens. Public Relations and Ledger produced our 25th Anniversary Ledger for November. Education introduced “Committee Spotlight” at our meetings this year. Programs for General Membership meeting were as follows: Mrs. Nancy Zingrone from the Institute of Parapsychology; Mr. Kenneth L. Richards from historical Biltmore House and Gardens; Susie Allen, Area III Director, spoke at our 25th Anniversary celebration on November 11th; Teen Suicide; Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Premenstrual Syndrome; The Smith Sixteen performed at the Annual League Dinner. The North Carolina SPAC meeting, as well as the North Carolina President and President-Elect meeting, was held in Fayetteville on October 22nd. In January, 1986, we moved into our beautiful new headquarters at 308 Green Street. An open house was held on January 19th for the membership. We took a public stand on the renovation of the Frances Brooks Stein Library into a Community Arts Center. We were active in the Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce. Placement restructured our placements, and the membership seems to be very happy with it. A placement fair was held in March showing the need for volunteers in the community. Training offered 4 outstanding training opportunities to our membership. They were: You and Your Teenager, Negative Thinking, Public Speaking, and You and Your Aging Parents. Ways and Means completed our second year of research into possible fund raisers for the future. They also produced a lovely Fashion Show with proceeds going toward our new office. Community Research researched the area of Teen Pregnancy in our country. We applied for and received grants from the Cumberland Community Foundation and the Junior League to develop a curriculum enhancement for our Junior and Senior High Schools. We co-sponsored a workshop on Adolescent Pregnancy. Community Research developed a Teen Resource list in booklet form as well as a resource card, along with bookmarks that say “It’s O.K. to say No!” to be given to Junior and Senior High students. The Speakers Bureau has given 16 programs on “Help Stop the Hurt” reaching approximately 1,430 people with our child abuse prevention message. The Child Advocacy committee has been researching a presentation for 13-18 year-olds hoping to launch an effort targeting the adolescent. The Puppeteers have given 89 puppet shows in 49 schools reaching 4,000 children with our message of child abuse prevention. This year they were asked to perform for the North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute Abuse Conference. TV-40 did a program on our puppet troupe. Child Advocacy has served 21 single parent families representing 105 children through the Parent Aide program. An attractive brochure to promote the program has been published and distributed throughout the community. We continue to sponsor the 24-hour child abuse crisis telephone line, 323-HURT, and to publish and distribute our “Help Stop the Hurt” brochure. “Paws” fingerprinted every child between kindergarten and 6th grade in our 55 elementary schools. From Market to Mealtime and the Carolina Collection have sold over 3,500 books for net profit of $9,800.00. Holly Day Fair had a net profit of $51,000.00, a new high. We granted financial requests to: our Child Advocacy Project, $10,500.00; our Teen Pregnancy Watch Project, $5,000.00; Hospice, $3,250.00; Arts Council, $5,000; Art for the new Cumberland County Library, $2,000.00; Fayetteville Museum of Art, $4,000.00; Cumberland County Pre-School Handicapped Program, $3,350.00; HOP Program, $5,000.00; Family Life Center, $5,000.00. Nominating was successful in our nomination of Sandee Waren for an Area III Council position. A first for us. In April, our Provisional class of 28 became Active making our total membership as of April 1985, 343.
1986-87 – President: Mary Esther Martin
The Adolescent Pregnancy Watch Committee co-sponsored, with Concern for Children, a workshop on Adolescent Pregnancy. This committee brought Dr. Michael Carrea, nationally recognized sex education lecturer, professor, and author, to Fayetteville in October for presentations to the League and community. The Junior High School Sex Education Curriculum Enhancement that was requested of the Board of Education in 1985 by the League has been written and is on its way to Advisory Boards for review. Our Speakers Bureau presented its program “Help Stop the Hurt” to approximately 1,000 people during the year. Eight different speakers participated in 44 presentations in 18 locations. The puppet team visited 36 different schools this year and presented the show to approximately 3,100 students. The first STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) classes began in September 1986. Teen STEP was offered beginning January 1987. In association with the Cumberland County Medical Society Auxiliary, a new brochure, “The Shaking Shocker,” was published and distributed. The Community Research Committee saw an expansion in its responsibilities this year as it undertook the review of grant applications and making recommendations to the Finance Committee. This committee also researched the printing of a resource handbook for the elderly, and recommended its publication in 1987-88. Carolina Collection and From Market to Mealtime added $7,200 to the treasury. THE FAYETTEVILLE MAGAZINE featured the cookbooks in an article and carried several recipes in different editions. The Education Committee brought variety to our meeting format with a picnic in September, Dr. Carrea’s informational program in October, an optional day/night tour of the new library in November, a luncheon meeting featuring a motivational speaker in January, our business meeting in February, a League Trivia game presented by the Training Committee in March, and combined business with pleasure by having spouses join us for our annual dinner in April. The Finance Committee recommended grants that fell under our Child Advocacy Position Statement. The membership voted approval of the following grants at the February business meeting: Child Advocacy Project, $8,177; Adolescent Pregnancy Watch, $15,900; Cape Fear Teen Center, $15,000; Guardian Ad Litem Program, $2,877.50. The membership also approved purchase of a computer and increasing the office personnel’s hours. The League signed a lease agreement with the Cumberland Foundation and sold land on Elm Street, paying the building renovations loan with the initial down payment. The Future Planning Committee conducted an Organizational Self-Assessment to aid in writing the second five-year plan in 1987-88. Holly Day Fair grossed $93,000. It received extensive publicity, including live coverage from WKFT-TV 40 and WRAL-TV 5. The Ledger format was revised to better reflect professional status of trained volunteers. Our Nominating and Conference Committees worked in coalition to send delegates to conferences for training in public relations, fund raising, adolescent pregnancy, leadership, mentoring, money matters, and association business. They nominated individuals for special community service awards. The Placement Committee introduced Advisory Status as a new class of membership. The Public Affairs Committee hosted a breakfast for elected officials in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Dianne MacIlwinen served as Chair of the State Public Affairs Committee – the first time Fayetteville has had this privilege. Sandee Waren served as the Area III Public Relations liaison. The Public Relations Committee republished the “Historical Fayetteville” Coloring Book. At Annual Conference in May 1986, our League was presented the 1st Place award for Connie Blue’s entry in photography in AJL’s Public Relations Contest. We sent delegates to the Membership Practices Network. The Training Committee offered extensive helpful training to both the board and committees. In April, our Provisional class of 27 became Active making our total membership as of April 1987, 355.
1987-88 – President: Linda B. Philbrick
Celebrated tenth anniversary as members of AJL. The Junior High School Family Life and Sex Education Curriculum was approved by the Cumberland County School Board on July 14, 1987. Since 1985, the Adolescent Pregnancy Watch Committee has worked on this project. The League invited Dr. Michael Carrera, Dr. Linda Berne, and Dr. E.D. Glover to Fayetteville for a teacher training workshop on this curriculum in August 1987. Our League supplied 24 volunteers who gave 147 hours of their time in order that the teachers could attend an additional workshop for gradelevel training in October. This resulted in a savings of $7,650 to the school system. More than 96 percent of Cumberland County school children in grades 7-9 participated in the curriculum in February 1988. We also participated in AIDS education as mandated for all junior and senior high school students in North Carolina by placing the AIDS prevention video “A Letter From Brian” in all 12 junior high schools and eight senior high schools. A pilot program in two schools, in the form of an after school program, QUEST – Skills for Adolescence, was very successful. The Cumberland County School Administration has received this program well, and League money has been approved to continue these two school programs and add 10 new schools in different parts of the county, with the ultimate goal of placing the QUEST curriculum into the Health Education program during regular school hours. The United Way of Cumberland County honored the League with a “Special Award” acknowledging our work in the prevention of adolescent pregnancy. This was the first time such an award was presented. A new Future Plan for 1988-1993 was written, with valuable input from the 1987 OSA, and adopted by a majority vote. Minimum standards of AJL were maintained by Advisory Planning and Bylaws. The Child Advocacy puppet team visited 36 schools and one church this year and presented our child abuse awareness program to 3100+ students. Fall and winter classes were offered for STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) and TEEN STEP. Two Holly Homes were in operation this year. Besides our financial commitment, the League also furnished food, clothing and toys to Holly Homes. Food and clothing were also donated to the Fayetteville Urban Ministry. Child Advocacy continues to sponsor the Crisis Line as well as to print and distribute various pamphlets and brochures related to child abuse and parenting. The Community Research Committee, focusing on in-League projects, received grant requests and submitted recommendations to the Finance Committee. A new booklet entitled “60+” provides a guide to medical, housing, social and support groups for senior citizens in our community and has been well received thus far. Kaleidoscope, a project with Hallmark Cards, Inc., was researched and voted on for the future. The committee also researched the printing of a booklet to be used as a resource for parents, teachers, scout leaders, etc., to take advantage of community educational opportunities. This will be a mini-project for 1988. Our Conference and Nominating committees worked jointly to send delegates to conferences for child advocacy, diversification, fund raising, substance abuse, leadership, placement, public affairs, and association business. Individuals were nominated for special community service awards. “From Market to Mealtime” was sold out early in the year, and “The Carolina Collection” stock is very low. Over 2,000 cookbooks were sold adding more than $11,000 to our Community Trust Account. Anne Patterson chose to include our cookbooks in her new reference book, “Cookbook, USA.” The Education Committee provided a variety of speakers and topics beginning with an up-date on the Cape Fear Teen Center in May, a picnic supper on the grounds of the Museum of the Cape Fear and tour of their facilities in September, and educational meeting on AIDS in October, a luncheon with a talk on stress for November, a Christmas coffee in December, a talk from a child psychologist on parenting in January, a tee-shirt contest along with the business meeting in February, a tour of the new Arts Center and talk from the director in March, and finally our annual dinner meeting in April which featured a humorous, motivational speaker. The monthly meetings were all preceded by a social time which was well received by the membership. The Finance Committee recommended, and the membership approved , in-League grants that amounted to $18,000 for the QUEST program in the school system, $10,200 for Child Advocacy projects and $695 for the establishment of an Enabling Fund for emergency project funding. The grants were awarded along with the goal of a balanced budget. September 1987 saw the purchase and installation of a computer system for greater efficiency of managing membership and financial records. Holly Day Fair grossed $96,894 – a record high. Live coverage from WRAL-TV 5 and WKFT-TV 40 was provided during the show along with paid radio and TV spots prior to the show. Belk was a “community sponsor” with a donation in support of Holly Day Fair. The Ledger committee continued to reinforce changes in design and content that were implemented in 1987. The Placement Committee oversaw the writing of a new placement booklet that offers additional flexible placements. New transfers were treated to a Transfer Party and presented with a “goodie bag” welcoming them to Fayetteville. The Public Affairs Committee continued to educate the membership on child advocacy issues at the State Legislative level in North Carolina. At the request of this committee, the membership voted favorably on background papers and position statements on voluntarism and aging. The membership was also informed of a statewide effort to rate videos relating to violence for children and the Board was shown two videos depicting violence against women. Two public service announcements were written with professional assistance and will soon be shown locally. It is hoped that with additional funding and manpower the League will be able to host and produce a Public Affairs television program in the future. Our League hosted the February 1988 SPAC meeting for delegates from throughout North Carolina. The RV rating on videos continues to be a chief concern for SPAC. The Public Relations Committee initiated “pat on the back” post cards thanking members who go an extra mile with their League work. The Public Relations video was almost finished in early April and will be a wonderful tool to acquaint both League and non-League groups with the breadth and scope of League activities in the community. The script was written by the committee and the filming was done professionally. This was a major project for everyone. Activities for National Volunteer Week included free advertising on Cablevision and in “Cable Guide,” billboards placed in the county, and a mayoral proclamation accompanied by a newspaper photograph. The Training Committee established a five-year goal and objectives plan, conducted ice-breakers for the Provisional class, provided two workshops – one on Volunteer Skills Portfolio and helped lead “Training of Trainers” – both of which were presented with assistance of Area III representative Corrine Allen. This committee also organized a workshop on Public Speaking with was lead by Linda Pulliam, a well-known speaker and seminar leader. The Yearbook was reprinted and the Pictorial Directory contains current pictures of all actives. Forty-two women joined our League as Provisionals in October 1987 and in April 1988 thirty-three of these women attained Active status, bringing our membership total as of April 1988 to 382. The Board hosted a thank-you party for all Sustaining Advisors to let them know how much they are appreciated. The Past Presidents met for lunch and voted to use their accumulated monies on the purchase of a piece of antique furniture for the Conference Room at our headquarters. The Board voted to grant in-kind donations of office space and utilities to the Cape Fear Teen Center fund drive and to the Cumberland Council on Adolescent Pregnancy.
1988-89 – President: Susan Shereff
Total membership, 432. Applications from 43 provisionals received, 41 women completed course. Residency requirement for membership reduced to one year. League’s records computerized. Carolina Collection sold out. Child Advocacy committee funding – $10,200.00. Puppet show delivered to 41 different schools, reaching 3089 3rd graders. Holly Home at full operation through two 24-hour day care homes. Parent-Aide program helped 15 families with 49 children. Three STEP classes offered. Speakers’ Bureau presentations to many schools and civic groups. Child Ad funds donated to Guardian Ad Litem. Ad hoc committee established to research and write BMW award application – subject: Child Ad committee work. Application (a wonderful historical document) on file at League office. Kids Skills committee established. Funding – $18,000.00. 1650 curriculum guides purchased for Cumberland County teachers. Committee members learned to train teachers to implement “Here’s Looking at You 2000.” Parent seminars developed by committee members. Community-wide awareness day, “Fayetteville Cares,” planned for October, 1989. “Qwest” program reached 170 sixth grade students; 4 committee members trained to teach “Qwest.” Committee members participated in Dottie Martin’s “Parent to Parent” workshop and a nation-wide forum “Teenage Substance Abuse.” Membership approved balanced budget. Holly Day Fair moved to Agri-Expo Center and added one-half day on Sunday. Show grossed $127,982.75. General membership programs: Sheila Phaender from SPAC spoke on Restricted/Violence Rating; Carol Bilbro, “Surviving Life in the Junior League”; Diane Wildman, “Aging – the Generation in the Middle”; a fashion show presented by Offspring, Clark’s Sporting Goods, and Betty Tyson’s Dress Shop; Dr. Bruce Baldwin, “How to Survive a Modern Marriage.” Social events included a Shrimperoo at Fayetteville Museum of Art, a Holiday Open House at home of Melanie Jenkins, and a Sweetheart Dance at Fayetteville Country Club. Business meeting and tour of facility held at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Writing workshop – Carolyn C. Weaver, Arts Council; “Citizens Against Crime” workshop – Diane Allor. League co-sponsored School Board Candidates Forum, along with PTA Council, Cumberland County Chapter of NOW, and Fayetteville-Cumberland County Principal and Assistant Principal Association. Public Affairs hosts Policy Makers Breakfast. PSA written and aired on 60+ Brochure. League sponsored 3-day ‘Family and Sex Education Teachers’ workshop with Dr. Mike Carrera one of the guest speakers. Past Presidents honored at Annual Dinner. Community projects researched and funded for 1989-90: Child Advocacy, $11,500; Kids Skills, $16,300; Education Mini-Grants, $7,500; Cape Fear Regional Theatre, $4,000; United Cerebral Palsy Developmental Center, $1,100; CONTACT, $1,000; Enabling Fund, $800. “Look, Laugh and Learn” Brochure developed. Education mini-grant project developed. Members attended workshops on Coalition Building, Membership Retention, Training for Treasurers, Public Relations, Membership Diversification. Carole Goforth received Carolina Telephone’s 1988 “Making a Difference Award.” Child Advocacy committee received 1989 Human Services Commission’s Commission/Organization Award. 60+ Brochure won second place in AJL’s public relations/brochures contest. Award presented at Annual Conference in Anaheim.
1989-90 – President: Connie Koonce
Total membership 435, 42 Provisionals completed course. The Child Advocacy Committee presented puppet show to all third graders in Cumberland County, addressed the adult population through the Speaker’s Bureau, assisted parents through the STEP classes, and maintained Holly Home on a 24-hour basis throughout the year. Additionally, the committee began a new program to assist teenage mothers in completing their education, TOTS – Tots of Teens, with a $28,000 grant from the United Way. The Kids Skills committee trained the faculty of one elementary school to implement “Here’s Looking at You 2000” and provided grade level kits for a second school. QUEST continued to expand throughout the school system, additional teachers and two committee members were trained to implement the program. Also, the first Fayetteville Cares Day was held to commemorate National Red Ribbon Week. Rick Little, the founder of QUEST, was keynote speaker and North Carolina’s First Lady Dottie Martin was in attendance. The Community Research Committee successfully instituted a new project, Education Mini-Grants, awarding grants to fifty-two teachers. Monies available were increased by private donations and a $1,000 grant from Cumberland Foundation. Holly Day Fair 1989 was magnificent with attendance figures over 25,000 and a profit of $105,000.00. Public Affairs reevaluated and approved several public stands and position statements, hosted a breakfast to update legislation concerning video ratings, and co-sponsored two candidate’s forums. The Public Relations Committee highlighted the Leagues’ work through all forms of the media and hosted a reception to honor all volunteer agencies during National Volunteer Week. The Training Committee offered outstanding opportunities for our membership using outside trainers and members of the committee to address our needs. The Future Planning Committee developed The Council System and spearheaded education on the system for the entire membership. Bylaws were re-written to reflect the new administrative system and reconstruct the League year. The Yearbook was reprinted with the Pictorial Directory containing pictures of actives and many sustainers. The Placement Committee was successful with in-league placements and volunteers in the community. The Education Committee provided a variety of speakers and topics beginning with an inspirational speaker dealing with mind over matter in May, a salad supper and “Start, Stop, and Continue” discussion in September, mini-meetings in October, education by the Child Advocacy Committee in November, a visit by Brenda Wright, an Area III trainer, in January to speak on the importance of our placement choice, a discussion of education in Cumberland County led by Dr. Larry Rowedder in February, a tacky contest along with the business meeting in March, a night of reflection offered by Public Relations in April, and finally our dinner meeting in May featuring an informal fashion show and honoring our charter members and provisionals. The Board hosted an open house at the League office for all members during December and a thank you party for all Sustaining Advisors in February. Becky Ray received Carolina Telephone’s 1989 “Making a Difference Award.” Child Advocacy was recognized by Governor Martin and North Carolina Human Services Commission. AJLI selected our League as one of the sixteen in the nation to participate in the Middle School Improvement Project.
1990-91 – President: Patti Carlin Monroe
Total membership, 460 with 55 Provisionals completing course locally, 7 transferring to other Leagues. First year of operation under Council Administrative System. Administrative Council: Bylaws and Future Planning Committees worked jointly to oversee implementation of Council System. Future Planning began groundwork needed to write new Future Plan for JLF. Headquarters undertook task of “freshening” up our building by repapering Board Room, installing awning and concrete pad at back door and having building sandblasted. Community Council: 2nd “Fayetteville Cares” Day featured NC Attorney General Lacy Thornburg. Middle Grades Improvement Project Committee placed members on several Cumberland County Board of Education Strategic Planning Committees and committee member Rosie Bullard served as expert panelist for two national middle school conferences. Child Advocacy continued to serve the community by presenting the Abuse Awareness Puppet Show to approximately 3100 third graders, treating foster children to a wonderful Christmas Party, oversaw the operation of two Holly Homes offering crisis and respite care for children, focused community attention on our Child Abuse Speakers Bureau and delivered speakers as needed, teaching day and evening STEP classes at several locations, and completed the first full year of Tots of Teens enabling for Seniors in the program to graduate. Public Affairs Committee prepared an Education Awareness brochure focusing on the Cumberland County School System. Presented it at a local Legislative Breakfast attended by representatives of every elected local board and state Legislature. Also focused on environmental issues at each General Membership meeting. Kids Skills 2000 funded QUEST training for 38 teachers, raised awareness about the “Parent to Parent” drug prevention workshops, and served on Cumberland C.A.R.E.S. (Coalition for Awareness, Resources, and Education on Substances). Public Relations created an ad campaign celebrating our Thirtieth anniversary, oversaw National Volunteer Week publicity, and participated in an international campaign focusing on child health care and immunizations. Prepared our first Annual Report, presented a “Year in Review” slide show at Annual Dinner and prepared two scrapbooks for the President and the League, complete with anniversary logo. Finance council: Holly Day Fair had another record breaking year with a profit of $109,000 and an attendance of over 26,000. HDF also spent time evaluating quota. LEDGER was published four times. Community Research’s Education Mini-Grants were given to 65 Cumberland County teachers and they studied eighteen requests for JLF funds. Committee reps also served on the United Way of Cumberland County’s Needs Assessment Focus Groups. Conference provided extensive training and educational opportunities by sending delegates to Presidents and President-Elects meetings, Diversity cluster meetings, Network Conferences, Childrens Defense Fund Conferences, Finance training, Membership retention, and Annual Conference, held in Orlando, FL. Finance Council oversaw a balanced budget that placed an initial $69,205 in the community and an additional $13,750 throughout the year. Personnel Council: Education/Arrangements speakers featured AJLI Diversity Support Team member Liz Foster, Nutritionist Karen Gantt, Fayetteville Mayor J.L. Dawkins, Friends of Children Chair, Dr. Howard Loughlin, and Association of Junior Leagues International President, Suzanne Bond Plihcik. A box dinner social was held prior to the Annual Business Meeting, and a December holiday social was held at the home of Pam Harsant. November featured a Thirtieth Anniversary celebration. Placement recruited volunteers to work during the Arts Council’s “Anne Frank in the World: 1929 – 1945” exhibit, approved four new community placements: The Women’s Center, The Volunteer Center, The Cape Fear Teen Center, and The Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Hospitality House. Membership Development received applications from sixty-seven women interested in League membership with fifty-five successfully completing local course and seven transferring to other Leagues. Because of class size, weekly meetings were held at the Medical Arts Center rather than League Headquarters. Nominating reviewed current nominating procedures and studied Leagues throughout Area III. Put together a wonderful leadership team for the new year. Patti Carlin Monroe was nominated and elected to Area III Council as Finance Liaison. Sustainers volunteered at Holly Day Fair, the Anne Frank Exhibit, and served as valuable substitutes for the Puppet Shows. Training facilitated Nuts and Bolts sessions for 1990 and 1991 Boards and Councils, a Council System STOP, START, and CONTINUE review and ice breaker for the Provisional class, and facilitated October mini-meetings with topics ranging from grant writing to holiday decorating. Membership Diversity participated in “Multiculturalism: Our World is Changing” the topic of September General Membership Meeting, attended Diversity Cluster meetings, placed full page ad in program featuring author Alex Haley as speaker at Fayetteville State University, held an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining JLF. Newspaper advertisement and article prompted excellent attendance. Community grants were given to United Cerebral Palsy Developmental Center, CONTACT of Fayetteville, Cumberland County PTA Council’s Project LEAP, United Way of Cumberland County’s Needs Assessment, Southeastern NC Radio Reading, Fayetteville Market House Restoration, and in-League Community projects included Child Advocacy Projects, Kids Skills 2000, Education Mini-Grants, and Fayetteville Cares Day. Funds during the year were also presented to Desert Shield Family Support, Myrover Reese Fellowship Home, Hospitality House, Cumberland Council on Adolescent Pregnancy and the Arts Council.
1991-1992 – President: Carol Short
236 Active members, 219 Sustainers, 16 Non-resident Actives, and 6 Non-resident Sustainers, with a total membership of 477. This included 50 Provisionals who completed the course.
Our League has continued community involvement by giving our 47 Educational Mini-Grants, supporting the TOTS of Teens program, and having three-child abuse puppet teams going out to every third grade in the public schools. We supplied Christmas gifts to 100 foster children and donated clothing and time to Holly Home. CONTACT of Fayetteville agreed to answer our 323-HURT line 24 hours a day. Holly Day Fair had another record breaking year with a profit of $134,500.
We worked in coalition with Fayetteville State University, Concern for the Children, and the N.C. Child Advocacy Institute to sponsor the Candidate’s Forum on children’s issues. We also went into coalition with the Cumberland County Schools to hold Public Forums on Staff Development.
The membership approved further research of our Holly Home to see what direction it should take in the future. They also approved position statements on the environment and substance abuse. And they voted to support the Children’s Museum, “Fascinate-U”, by placing a member on its Board.
The League gave community grants to Cumberland County P.T.A. (LEAP), Cumberland County Voluntary Action Center, the Museum of Art, CONTACT of Fayetteville, and Cumberland County Dispute Resolution Center totaling $15,900. Our League community projects included the Child Advocacy project, Parent/Kid Skills, and Educational-Mini Grants totaling $58,800.
Within our League, we made some changes to better meet the needs of our membership. Holly Day Fair and Placement held interviews before and after General Membership Meetings. Super Saturday was held for Provisionals to free up their Monday nights in the fall to complete other course requirements. Training developed and implemented a leadership course aimed at the Councils.
Bylaw changes were referred to the Advisory Planning and Bylaws Committee for review. Changes made were: to have seven general membership meetings instead of eight, September through May; prospective League members need one sponsor and one endorser instead of one sponsor and two endorsers; and the Future Planning Committee was developed to review annually the goals of the Junior League. Other changes made clarified procedures pertaining to resignations and absences.
At the AJLI Annual Conference in New York City, we received two Honorable Mention Awards. One was for the brochure, “When I Grow Up” and the other was for HDF publicity.
1992-93 – President: Barbara B. Richardson
Total membership 486. 233 Active members, 207 Sustainers, 20 Non-Resident Actives, 5 Non-Resident Sustainers and 21 Provisionals.
The theme for the year of The Junior League of Fayetteville “Committed to Our Community” is reflected through the projects and actions of the membership. Our Child Advocacy projects continued to have a great impact in the community. The puppet teams reached all third graders in Cumberland County; Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg. The Tots of Teens (TOTS) program began the year with 10 girls and ended with 9, all of whom expect to graduate this year. STEP parenting classes were offered. The Foster Children’s Christmas Party served 135 foster children with gifts of food, toys and entertainment. League members were very generous with gifts brought for their special “Star” foster child. The League co-sponsored with FAHEC an evening program for the public entitled “Child Abuse: A Survivors Perspective.” The Holly Home continued to operate this year as a licensed foster home. Holly Home has been so well used this year an additional $10,000 was added to its budget. The Holly Home Task Force presented a proposal to the membership for a free standing Holly Home. The membership opted to keep the existing arrangement of funding a foster care home. The Mini-Grants continued to be a successful project. A total of 63 grants totaling $15,000 was awarded to 57 schools. A special grant was given to Vanstory Hills Elementary in memory of Jan Kolby-Combs, a League member and dedicated teacher.
The League went in coalition to sponsor a very successful Cumberland County State of the Child Conference. The membership voted to fund travel expenses for school children to be transported to Kaleidoscope. A Fayetteville Cares Day was held with key note speaker Bill Oliver, founder of Parent-to-Parent and special guest Dotty Martin, First Lady of North Carolina. League members were trained in “Parent-to-Parent.” The League was recognized by CARES (Coalition for Awareness of Resources on Education of Substances) as one of 12 agencies fulfilling its commitment to the coalition.
The Public Affairs Committee changed its name to Legislative Action, Public Policy (LAPP). The LAPP Committee provided information on the 1992 election, reviewed and updated all positions on statements and public stands for membership approval and developed Junior League professional calling cards for League members. As members of SPAC, our delegates prepared information and lobbied in N.C. Legislature to reduce the staff/child ratios in Day Care.
An effort was made to increase involvement with the Community Advisory Board. Two meetings were held along with personal contacts. Personnel issues focused on meeting the changing needs of members. A General Membership Meeting evaluation form was initiated and a Membership Inquiries Program. Placement continued to improve the quality of placements available. A new Placement booklet was published. A transfer representative was added to the Placement Committee. Membership Diversity Committee developed a booklet of guidelines on incorporating the philosophy of our “Reaching Out” statement into the workings of each committee. Nominating distributed Leadership Interest Surveys along with Straw Ballots to aid in the development of a wonderful slate. Training opportunities included the nine mini-meetings, a motivational training session, computer training, Nuts’ n’ Bolts and focusing workshops. Sustainers enjoyed a fall dinner meeting at the home of Beth Keeney and a Spring Garden Party at the home of Gene Logel. Sustainers continued with great support while serving as advisors to the Board, Councils and committees. Many Sustainers worked a shift at Holly Day Fair and donated to League Bay. Membership Development continued the Super Saturday training session on League structure and weekly meetings about community agencies. The Education and Arrangements committee did a wonderful job of scheduling the membership meetings in friendly locations. An effort was made to provide on-time interesting meetings for the members.
The League was able to make a substantial impact monetarily to the community. Eight community grants for a total of $24,150 were awarded to Contact, Bonnie Donne Bridges Project, Marantha House, Mental Health Auxiliary, Women’s Center, Friends of the Cancer Center, and the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter UDC. The enabling fund of $1,500 was used for donations to Hillcrest Junior High School Science Olympiad, FSU and Fayetteville Urban Ministries. The Finance Committee transferred $60,000 to a Future Projects Fund. Holly Day Fair had a record breaking year netting $143,837.00. The Conference Committee offered League members many training and educational opportunities. They included: Fayetteville Chamber Leadership Summit, NC Executive Exchange, ODI Conference – Washington, D.C., President and President-Elect’s Conference – Atlanta, President-Elect’s Meeting – Nashville and the AJLI Annual Conference in St. Louis.
Community Research had goals this year of researching and evaluating the League’s current projects and making recommendations to the membership. The following projects were evaluated: Fayetteville Cares Day, Educational Mini-Grants, Tots of Teens, and Holly Home. The LEDGER Committee published a magazine issue nine times filled with League and community information.
League Headquarters was updated with a new copier and computer. The League members were surveyed regarding a new Headquarters. Members completed OSA’s (Organizational Self-Assessment) Surveys which aided in the development of a three year Future Plan adopted by the membership.
1993-94 – President: Scotti Tatum
Total membership 454. 216 Actives (including 40 members who completed Provisional Course during the year), 216 Sustainers, 14 Non-Resident Actives, 7 Non-Resident Sustainers, and 1 Provisional.
“The Junior League of Fayetteville – Giving From The Heart” has been our theme and directive as the Junior League of Fayetteville membership has offered the gifts of their time, talents, and commitment to our community, making a much needed difference.
Continuing a long history of involvement with children’s issues, the League has through our various Child Advocacy projects, touched the lives of at least 5,796 residents of Cumberland County. These community projects included:
– Child Abuse Awareness Puppet Show was presented to every third grader in the Cumberland County, Fort Bragg, and Pope School systems. CONTACT of Fayetteville continued to answer our 323-HURTline 24 hours a day. – Foster Care Recruitment presented programs and information about child abuse and neglect to more than 200 people, as well as encouraging citizens (through newspaper advertising) to become Foster Parents.
– The Tots of Teens (TOTS) Program assisted 11 students this year in continuing their high school education, by providing day care costs for their children, as well as holding monthly meetings that included the Early Childhood STEP Parenting Program and other informative classes aimed at empowering young mothers.
– Holly Home continued to operate as a licensed foster home, offering care to 102 children during the year. League members provided clothing and other needed items.
– Foster Children’s Christmas Party served 100 children with gifts of food, toys, and entertainment. With 130 stars distributed, League members assisted Santa by purchasing gifts for their special “Star” foster child.
– STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Classes, with marked increased enrolling, were offered at two Cumberland County Schools.