Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records, ORG.5299

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Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records, ORG.5299

Abstract

Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women was chartered in 1978. The club is a local organization division of the Business and Professional Women of North Carolina, which is itself a state division of the Business and Professional Women of the United States of America. The club has advocated for a number of women's issues since its formation including pay equity and equal rights for women, as well as a number of general issues such as small business interests, health care, Social Security, and maintaining a work-life balance. The club also organizes local programming within the Outer Banks to help women improve themselves academically and professionally. The Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records, 1989-2013, includes correspondence, administrative records, fund-raising information, club histories, meeting minutes, and various publications including newsletters and scrapbooks.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records
Call Number
ORG.5299
Creator
Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women
Date
1989-2013
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], ORG.5299, Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Records, 1989-2013, contains correspondence, programs, membership records, by-laws, forms, notes, reports, responsibility guidelines, invoices, procedures, protocol, certificates, directories, bank and budget statements, sponsor and expenditure records, fund-raising information, club histories, meeting minutes, handbooks, pamphlets, organizational charts, committee records, and various publications including newsletters and scrapbooks. Materials are arranged into three series: Organizational Records, 1991-2012, Club Programs, 1989-2013, and Club Publications, 1994-2001.

The Organizational Records series contains materials related to the administrative and financial organization of Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women as well as that of its state and nation-wide affiliates. The series contains two subseries. The Administrative Records subseries contains by-laws, procedures, protocol, certificates, directories, meeting minutes, handbooks, pamphlets, organizational charts, and committee records. This subseries also contains compiled histories of the Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women and its state and national affiliates, as well as membership applications, forms, and lists. The Financial Records subseries contains correspondence, invoices, dues records, bank and budget statements, sponsor and expenditure records, and fund-raising information. This subseries also contains forms, notes, reports, and responsibility guidelines for the club treasurer and financial chair. Materials date from 1991 to 2012.

The club has been responsible for organizing a number of events and projects within the Outer Banks community. Programs documented in the Club Programs series include numerous symposiums; legislative efforts on the local, state, and national level; working women's issues programming; women's physical and mental health programming; scholarships for continuing education; individual development programming; club auctions; a local Junior Talent Show for young girls; the Young Careerist Award; and the club's Education Endowment Fund for the North Carolina Community Foundation. The series contains correspondence, programs, booklets, handbooks, workbooks, invitation and guest lists, event flyers, activity guides, and program criteria and other guidelines. Materials date from 1989 to 2013.

Several publications recorded Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women's projects and were used by the club over the course of its operations. The Publications series contains several of these materials, including newsletters, scrapbooks, and the National Business Woman Magazine. Materials date from 1994 to 2001.

Arrangement Note

Materials arranged alphabetically.

Biographical/Historical

Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women was chartered in 1978 under the original leadership of Outer Banks resident Rae Eley. The club is a local organization division of the Business and Professional Women of North Carolina, which is itself a state division of the Business and Professional Women of the United States of America. The national organization was founded in 1918 and established permanently in 1919 as part of an effort to mobilize and train women to fill jobs left empty by men serving in the armed forces during World War I.

Like its national and state affiliates, Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women has advocated for a number of women's issues since its formation including pay equity and equal rights for women. It has also lent its support to a number of general issues such as small business interests, health care, Social Security, and maintaining a work-life balance. The club also organizes local programming within the Outer Banks to help women improve themselves academically and professionally. Major programs include several symposiums, most notably an annual women's symposium. The club also offers a scholarship for working women and those returning to the workforce, in order to help them pursue career-related further education and professional training. As of 2019, the club is still active.

Contents of the Collection

1. Organizational Records, 1991-2012

Administrative Records, 1991-2012

Agendas, 1995-2006
Box 1
Annual Events Reports, 2007
Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes, 2003-2008
Box 1
Business and Professional Women of North Carolina Files Flash Drive, 2001-2002
Box 1
Business and Professional Women of North Carolina Organizational Chart, circa early 2000s
Box 1
Business and Professional Women: North Carolina State Handbook, 1991
Box 1
Business and Professional Women of the United States of America Membership Card, circa 1997
Box 1
Business and Professional Women Welcome Pamphlet, 2012
Box 1
By-Laws, 2003
Box 1
Certificates, 1995-1999
Box 1
Club Directory, 1996-1997
Box 1
Committee Records; Issues Management Committee, 1991-1999
Box 1
Committee Records; Membership Committee, 1994
Box 1
Committee Records; Nominating Committee, circa 2000
Box 1
Committee Records; Public Policy Committee, 2000
Box 1
Committee Records; Vision 2000 Implementation Committee, 1995
Box 1
Communication Strategies: A Public Relations Guide for Business and Professional Women Local Organizations, 1999
Box 1
Customer Service/Membership Service Tax Forms, 2000-2004
Box 1
District VI Annual Meeting Packet, 1999
Box 1
General Meeting Minutes, 1994-2008
Box 1
History and Facts of the Business and Professional Women National, State, and Local Organizations, 1991-1994
Box 1
Local Organization Binder, 2000-2001
Box 1
Meeting Protocol, circa 2000
Box 1
Membership Applications, 1995-2003
Box 1
Membership Forms, 2001-2002
Box 1
Membership Lists, 1997-2008
Box 1
Membership News, circa early 2000s
Box 1
Old Minutes with Gaps Binder, 1998-2000
Box 1
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Membership Sticker, 2007
Box 2
Parliamentary Procedures, 1998
Box 2
Presidential Binder: Cheryl Byrd [2 folders], 2001-2002
Box 2
Roles and Responsibilities of Officers, circa early 2000s
Box 2

Financial Records, 1995-2010

Bank Statements, 2004-2006
Box 2
Budgets, 1995-2004
Box 2
Donation Correspondence, 2002-2004
Box 2
Dues Collection Information Sheet, 1999
Box 2
Dues Statement and Tar Heel Woman Subscription, 1998-1999
Box 2
Expenditures, 1997-2003
Box 2
Expense Report Form, circa 2000
Box 2
Finance Chair Responsibilities, 2004
Box 2
Fund Raising, 1998
Box 2
Invoices, 1999-2008
Box 2
Local Dues Report and Renewal Form, 1996-2007
Box 2
Local Organization Treasurer Guidelines, 2004
Box 2
Membership Applications and Dues Binder, 2003-2010
Box 2
National and North Carolina Business and Professional Women's Foundation, 1995-2002
Box 2
New Member Processing Form, 1998-2008
Box 2
Resolution of a Nonprofit Association or Organization, 1999
Box 2
Summaries of Sponsors and Expenditures, 1998-1999
Box 2
Treasurer's Correspondence, 2003-2008
Box 2
Treasurer's Forms, circa 2000
Box 2
Treasurer's Notes, 1999
Box 2
Treasurer's Reports, 2002-2008
Box 3
Treasurer's Workshop, 2000
Box 3

2. Club Programs, 1989-2013

Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner, 2011
Box 3
Building Powerful Women Pamphlets, circa 2000
Box 3
"Business and Professional Women Mean Business"; Book of Knowledge for Women and Children Booklet, 1996-1997
Box 3
"Business and Professional Women Mean Business"; District VI Making a Difference Binder [2 folders], 1995-1998
Box 3
"Business and Professional Women Mean Business"; Local Organization Action Planner Binder, 1998-1999
Box 3
Business and Professional Women Yard Sale, 2003
Box 3
"Celebrating Women-Celebrating You"; 11th Annual Symposium Booklet, 2008
Box 3
Christmas Party Dinner Responses and Invitation List, 2003
Box 3
Club Auction, circa 2007
Box 3
"Depression and Women: Dispelling the Myths" Binder, 1994-1998
Box 3
"Depression and Women: Dispelling the Myths" VHS, 1994
AV Box 1
Educational Programming, circa 2000
Box 3
"Empowering Women: Mind, Body, and Spirit"; 12th Annual Symposium Booklet, 2009
Box 3
Event Flyers, 1995-2013
Box 3
General Symposium, 2007
Box 3
Guest Book, 2004-2011
Box 3
Health Issues and Programs, 1999-2001
Box 3
"How to Find Your Passion, Purpose, and Place in Life" Symposium Booklet, 2004
Box 3
Individual Development; Issues and Programs, 1994-2001
Box 3
Individual Development; Participant's Handbook and Coordinator's Guide Binder [2 folders], 1989
Box 4
Individual Development; Participant's Workbook, 1994
Box 4
Junior Talent Show Program Booklet, 1996
Box 4
Leadership Conference on Women, the Economy, and the Elections, 1996
Box 4
Legislative Platform and Women's Agenda Program, 1994-2001
Box 4
National Business Women's Week Activity Guide, 1999
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Balance Statements, 2003-2006
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Community Affiliates, circa early 2000s
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Contributions and Distributions, 2003-2008
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Correspondence, 2003-2006
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Distribution Report Form, 2004
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Donor Information Forms, 2002
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Economic and Investment Overview, 2005
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Grant Release Form, circa early 2000s
Box 4
North Carolina Community Foundation: Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women Education Endowment Fund; Related Publications, 2002-2006
Box 4
Public Relations Awards, circa 2000
Box 4
"Reach New Heights" Symposium Booklet, 2003
Box 4
"Reach New Heights" Symposium Registration List, circa 2003
Box 4
Scholarship Materials, 2003
Box 4
"Spotlight on Women", 1999
Box 4
State Career Woman Program, 1997-2000
Box 4
"Understanding Menopause" Binder, 1992
Box 4
"Understanding Menopause" VHS, 1992
AV Box 1
"Unlocking Doors" Symposium Binder [2 folders], 1998-1999
Box 5
"Unlocking Doors" Symposium Booklets, 1999-2001
Box 5
Virginia Business and Professional Women Christmas Party RSVP Forms, 2004
Box 5
Working Women's Issues and Program Proposals, 1998-2001
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Candidates, 1999-2001
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Certificates, circa 2000
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Correspondence, 1999-2002
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Guidelines, 2001
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Judges, 1999
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Mandatory Criteria, 2002
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Nomination Form and Biographical Information Sheets, 2000
Box 5
Young Careerist Award; Virginia Dare Local Organization Chair, 2000
Box 5

3. Club Publications, 1994-2001

National Business Woman Magazine, 1999-2001
Box 5
Newsletters, 1994-1996
Box 5
Scrapbook 1 and 2 Materials, 1997-1998
Box 5

Subject Headings

  • Business and Professional Women's Foundation
  • Business and Professional Women/USA
  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • Clubwomen
  • Fundraising
  • Scholarships--North Carolina
  • Women--Societies and clubs.
  • Business and social problems
  • Businesswomen--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Clubwomen
  • Equal pay for equal work--Law and legislation
  • Fund raising
  • Scholarships--North Carolina
  • Women's health
  • Women's issues
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women, June 2016.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by McKenzie Long, August 2019.