Total $ raised by club: $4,483.69

 

1)  Potomac River Clean Up/Coastal Clean Up—September

 

Date:  Sat. September 16 

Charities/Non-Profits:  Clean Virginia Waterways/Center for Marine Conservation/National Park Service.

Conatcts:

 Heather Bullett (CVW) 804-395-2602 cleanva@longwood.lwc.edu

 

Jay Johnstone (National Park Service) 703-289-2553

 

# of Club Members Participating:  18

 

Details:  Spend 4 hours picking up garbage on the shores of the Potomac River.  Picked up about one ton (1920 lbs) of garbage from the Potomac River.  Including:

 

Ø      110 trash bags

Ø      3 tires

Ø      1 30ft steel band.


2)  WAPHC Clothing Drive

 

Date:  September 1 – October 15

Charities/Non-Profit:  TACTS (The Arlington Count Temporary Shelter)

Contacts:

3179 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, Va

703-522-8858

 

# of Club Members Participating:  21

 

Details: 

 TACTS provides temporary housing for homeless people and battered women.  They give some clothing to them, and sells the rest to raise operational funds.  21 members participated either by donating clothing or by getting non-members to donate.  We had a total of 12 non-members donate clothing.  

 

Ø      40 large bags (30 gallon trash bags)

Ø      28 Medium bags (grocery store, paper bags and the like)

Ø      10 small bags (grocery store plastic bags)


 

 

3)      Virginia Chili Cookoff

 

Date:  Sat. Sept. 23

Charity/Non-Profit:  National Kidney Foundation (National Capital Region)

Contact:  Claudia Hartman

5335 Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 300

Washington D.C. 20015-2030

2020-244-7900

 

# Members Participating:  52

 

Details:  Raised $232 for the NKF. 

 

 

4)      Alzheimer's Memory Walk. \

 

Date:   October 1.

Charity:  Alzhiemer's Association (Northern Va. Chapter)

Contact:  Sandra Fields

10201 Lee Highway

Suite 210

Fairfax, Va  22030

703-359-4440

 

# Members Participating:  26 (either walking or donating or both)

Details:   Raised $1,050 for the Alzhiemer's Association in donations. 

Association.  Also was a co-sponsor with the Old Dominion Parrot Head Club.

Donated a joint $2,200 ($1,100 each—reported on the mid-year charity report for 2000)) as a sponsor in addition to the $1,050in donations raised.  Total for WAPHC was $2,150 to the Alzheimer's Association.

 

 


 

5)  Scared for One Night--Not For Life program.     

 

Date:  Month of October

Charity:  ChildHelp USA (Northern Va. Chapter)

Contact:  Charise Bahree

311 Park Avenenue

Falls Church, Va 22046

703-241-9100

Total $ Raised:  $571.57 (this amount was raised through one program and one event detailed below)

Details:  Childhelp USA is a Stop Child Abuse program.  They are involved in education, prevention, and treatment of child abuse victims.

 

The Scared for One Night—Not for Life program was designed to have many facets.  Unfortunately, due to many factors, we didn't progress as far as we would have liked to for this (time ran out).  With programs and materials in place, we hope to do more with the program next year.

 

Sub-Program:  Boo-Not BooHoo.  $417.57 (this is part of total of $571.57 for the Scared for One Night—Not for Life program)

 

We created $1  and $5 ghosts and got local resteraunts, bars, and merchants to sell them to their customers.  We developed a program package to sell in the program which included letters from WAPHC & ChildHelp USA, and fact sheets (though I was surprised that the charity did not already have fact sheets on hand.)  We also designed and created a counter card to support the local establishment's efforts. 

 

Unfortunately as time ran out, we were only able to get 5 resteraunts to participate.  To make matters worse, one of them went out of business during the program, and we were never able to find out or recover any donations that may have been made there.

 

We were only able to get 10 members to work on this project at all.  I found that many members did not particularly like to make "sales" type calls on resteraunts—even for a good cause.  We expect to be able to get more support for this next year, as many of the members saw how easy it really was.

 

Event:  Redskins Ticket Raffle.--$154.00  (this is part of total of $571.57 for the Scared for One Night—Not for Life program)

 

Kilroys donated a pair of Redskins tickets to raffle off on our Halloween party.  42 members participated in this promotion.

 

 

 


5)      Murder Mystery Dinner.  

 

Date:  November 11

Charity:  Alzhiemer's Association (Northern Va. Chapter)

Contact:  Sandra Fields

10201 Lee Highway

Suite 210

Fairfax, Va  22030

703-359-4440

#  members participating:  23

  $ Raised:   $500

 

Details:  Brought in an acting troupe to act out a murder mystery.  'Dinner included.  Lost some membership attendence because this was the Sat. after Meeting of the Minds.  When this was planned, we had not expected over 45 members to go to Key West (we had 12 the year before)

 

6)      Toys for Tots. 

 

December

 

Collected 30 toys at one meeting for the Toys for Tots program. 

 

7)      2001:  A Parrot Head Odyssey.  New Years Eve Cruise. 

Date:  November 11

Charity:  Alzhiemer's Association (Northern Va. Chapter)

Contact:  Sandra Fields

10201 Lee Highway

Suite 210

Fairfax, Va  22030

703-359-4440

# Members participating:  48

$ Raised $2,007.

Details:  Rented a rear-wheel paddleboat (a Missisipii-style Riverboat).  Put 214 people on board (and had a waiting list of about 100)  Band, acoustic guitar, food, and beverages included.  Had problems with the caterer and a couple of other cost overruns that hurt the financial outcome of the event.  All in all, since this was our first event like this, it didn't go bad.