Junior League of Omaha 1970s

1970 Initiated sponsorship of "Way of a City," a community education course, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Established the Fontenelle Forest Guild.
Pledged $9,000 for a Cultural Education Series to be produced for Omaha Schools in cooperation with the Omaha Junior Theater, the Omaha Ballet Association and the Nebraska Arts Council.
Sponsored Family Day at the Joslyn Art Museum, drawing record attendance.
Sponsored and promoted a four-program series on Drug Abuse Education for students in cooperation with ETV Channel 26 and MOEBA.
1971 Sponsored and promoted a four-program series on Drug Abuse Education for students in cooperation with ETV Channel 26 and MOEBA.
Pledged $20,821 as a two-year commitment for Community Legal Education in cooperation with the Legal Aid Society and Lawyers' Wives, Inc.
1972 Voted to sponsor a bus for Handicapped, Inc. Commitment not to exceed $5,000.
1973 Voted $1,900 to sponsor "Discovering Art," an art lecture series for 6th grade students.
1974 Deposited $10,000 in the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union.
Voted $17,000 and a three-year volunteer commitment to a Goodwill Industries Model Volunteer Program.
Co-sponsored a pilot Creative Workshop for children with City Parks and Recreation and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
1975 Voted to publish an inventory and guide of historical buildings, homes and neighborhoods, entitled "Historic Omaha - 1976."
Initiated the Sustainer Distinguished Service Award.
Voted to sponsor Volunteers in Diversion and Advocacy.
Voted to develop Parent Assistance Line in conjunction with Family Service of Omaha-Council Bluffs.
1976 Received a $20,000 L.E.A.A. grant for project VIDA.
Voted $41,000 toward the restoration of the General Crook House at Ft. Omaha with a three-year volunteer commitment.
Voted to publish Omaha City / Architecture in conjunction with Landmarks.
Initiated an evening course "Kaleidoscope" with the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
1977 Voted $6,425 and a two-year volunteer commitment for the development of a Girls Club of Omaha Expansion Program.
Selected by the Association of Junior League International as one of the ten national demonstration sites to develop a paralegal model for Project VIE (Volunteers Intervening for Equity). Voted $5,000 and a three-year volunteer commitment.
Voted $7,500 to bring the American Wind Symphony to Omaha in the summer of 1978.
Inclusion of the VIDA project in the Association Impact Handbook as one of the nine top national criminal justice projects.
1978 The League voted $4,000 and a one-year volunteer commitment for a hands-on exhibit for the Children's Museum and approved $7,220 and a one-year volunteer commitment for "From Downtown With Love."
Voted to adopt two position statements: (1) to support a coordinated school volunteer program; (2) to support government and private funding of programs designed to protect and assist abused and neglected persons.
Sponsored the appearance of the American Wind Symphony Floating Arts Center.
Developed Project VIE (Volunteers Intervening for Equity), a paralegal demonstration project of AJL, and established a Community Advisory Board.
Helped secure a $17,727 grant from the Independent Order of Foresters for the full funding of the Parent Assistance Line project, enabling the project to be turned over to Family Service of Omaha-Council Bluffs.
1979 60th Anniversary year.
Voted $60,000 and a three-year volunteer commitment for the Girls Club of Omaha.
Published a meeting room guide, "Let's Meet Downtown."
Deposited $10,000 in the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union.
Purchased, with the Douglas County Historical Society, a Historic Marker for the General Crook House.
For the second year, hosted the opening party for the Women's College World Series.
Distributed copies of Skills for Impact: Voluntary Action in Criminal Justice.
Approved a three-year project to start a volunteer program for the Omaha Public Library.