“Lamplighters”, a series of 12 lectures on art and science, was presented to separate groups of children from third through eighth grades, at the Museum.
Children’s Theatre trouped “Gilly is My Name”.
Five show entitled “A Profile of Beethoven” were given by TV Committee in conjunction with Civic Symphony.
Circus Exhibit and reception attended by 1,2500 Saginawians at the Museum. Other exhibits throughout the year included Christmastime at the Logging Camp, Lincoln and Early Victorian.
Junior League Glee Club organized.
First coffee party for new and old Provisionals held.
Fifth Foster Mothers’ Tea given by Provisionals.
Corresponding Secretary was added to the Executive Committee due to the League’s growth.
“Art goes to School” was initiated by the Arts Committee.
Tenth Annual Thanksgiving Ball given at the Bancroft Hotel.
Television Committee promoted the Youth Concert Series.
Children’s Theatre trouped “Willie Williams Goes to Mars”.
19,000 people toured the Saginaw Museum to see the Victorian Setting, Eskimo Exhibit and the Dinosaur Exhibit.
155 students from the Lamplighters Lecture Series attended a lecture at the Robert T. Longway Planetarium in Flint.
“What Is A Painting” series was started at the Museum.
Delta Television workshop was attended by members of the Television Committee.
Crafts program started at the Juvenile Home.
“Rumpelstilskin” trouped by the Puppet Committee.
18,881 people toured the Saginaw Museum to see the following exhibits: “Life in Japan”, “The Saginaw Valley and You”, and “Shelter, Past and Present”.
Second Street Fair held at the Museum netted a profit of $3,257.99.
Our final year for Saginaw Symphony Young People’s Concerts. Season tickets were completely sold out. Project will be taken over by Saginaw Symphony Association.
Sellout for Lamplighters Series. 2,400 youngsters attended the Saturday lectures.
Public Affairs Committee put in motion the Home and Family Living Program for under-privileged mothers.
Provisionals were first class to staff the Thrift Shop as first year’s placement.
The Thrift Shop contributed $7,000.00 to the Community Trust Account.
The Friendship Club was organized to provide social experience for women recuperating from mental illness.
S.S.Y.P.C.A. was again supported with $500.00 financial aid, and over 1,400 season tickets were sold.
Television Committee presented four programs in connection with Delta College.
The Thrift Shop made a net profit of $9,063.02.
Saginaw Valley Rehabilitation Center was accepted by the League as a new project for volunteer service and a $5,000.00 a year financial commitment for a period of three years.
On February 14, 1964 we celebrated our 30th birthday with a dinner dance at the Bancroft Hotel.
Children’s Theatre presented “Jack and the Beanstalk” to all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the city schools.
A special Thrift Shop Drive to publicize our new location brought in $2,842.96. This, plus our year’s profit of $10,000.00, brought the new high of $12,842.96.
The Regional Director’s visit brought many bylaw changes, the most important being the lowering of the upper age limit for provisionals from 36 to 34 by March 1 of the year in which she would be elected to Provisional membership.
The Follies board was organized for the presentation in the fall of 1965. The Public Affairs Committee arranged a very successful Appreciation Luncheon for agencies and people with whom we have worked.
Our Follies, “On the Other Hand”, was a grand success and netted a profit of $17,761.54 for our League. The Thrift Shop enriched the Community Trust Fund by $15,000.00.
The Saginaw Symphony Young People’s Concert Association enjoyed one more successful year. For the first time, tapes of the concerts were made and distributed to the schools.
The Friendship Club, now in its 3rd year, established and evening club.
Five new projects were voted in this spring which enlarges the placement opportunities for our growing League.
The total expenditure of $13,075.00 includes: $1,075.00 for Juvenile Study, $3,000.00 for Museum Projects, $3,000.00 for First Ward Community Center remodeling, $4,500.00 partial salary for a business director for Saginaw Civic Symphony Association and $1,500.00 contribution for Saginaw Children’s Zoo Building Fund.
The 15th Annual Thanksgiving Ball was held at the Bancroft.
The First Ward Community Center initiated a Nursery School, Sports Program, Children’s Theatre, a Choir and a Ceramics Class.
A State Public Affairs Conference was held by our League in October with one of our women as State Public Affairs Chairman.
The “Informer”, our new professionally printed news organ, published four superb issues in its initial year.
The Thrift Shop moved to a new location in June, and a Thrift Board was created. It contributed $12,500.00 to the Community Trust Fund.
The Community Research Committee offered the membership five new project to consider. Acceptance of all of the projects committed the League to an expenditure of $12.375.00 over a three-year period, and offered new and challenging volunteer placement opportunities.
Our first year of working with Planned Parenthood was highly successful, and in January a hospital program on family planning was initiated.
During our first year with Youth Protective Services, volunteers served individual families as social visitors and helped with the functioning of the agency.
In October, our League was honored by a team visit from our Regional Director and the AJL Public Relations & Television Consultant.
The League voted to establish a Volunteer Bureau at a cost of $38,250.00 projected over a 3-year period, and to grant a request by the Saginaw Symphony Board for financial support in the amount of $1,500.00.
Volunteer Bureau opened September 1969 at 1232 N. Michigan with Dorothy Rappa hired as Executive Director.
Art Museum continued Exhibits and Lamplighters, recommending one large exhibit for next year.
Youth Protection continued as did First Ward Community Center with Nursery School, Children’s Theatre, Cooking, Sewing and Art Classes, plus private piano instruction.
Special Education at Handley School again provided worthwhile volunteer hours.
Television launched a new program “Marquee”.
The Informer did all layout previously done commercially, and Placement Opportunities appeared in the Informer.
Headquarters Committee established to investigate the need and existing possibilities of the headquarters.
Because of intended AJLA increase, dues were raised to $25.00 for Actives and $20.00 for Sustainers.