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					The Circular                                                             The official newsletter for the founding
                                                                                                  organization of
                                                                                             Children’s Hospital
                                                        of The King’s Daughters

                                                                                             March/April 2010

   All King’s Daughters are encouraged to attend the

         Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 6:00pm
CHKD 6th Floor Conference Room. This meeting will feature:
           Nominees for the KD Board of Directors
                                                                  5th Annual RunWalk for the Kids
 Legislative Update regarding state and federal funding for           Saturday, June 19, 2010
                     CHKD and more!
                                                                       Town Point Park, Norfolk
               Circles can bring items to sell,
               announce upcoming projects,                                                     Visit the new
           submit hand-sewn items & magazines,                                                 RunWalk
       as well as present checks from Circle Projects.                                         website
              RSVP by calling 668.7098 or
                                                                                               to you by
                                                                                               Seventh Point

            Sunday, May 23 - 1pm - 5pm
           Meadow Brook Neighborhood of Norfolk                 Up for a Challenge?
 Tour 5 elegant and luxurious kitchens and dining rooms while   We would like to see at least 20 Circle Teams
         sampling cuisine from 5 the best restaurants.          at this year’s
                                                                RunWalk. A
             Homes Featured on the Tour include:
                                                                team is a fun
                 Mr. and Mrs. David Beatty
                                                                way to drum up
                Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Franklin
                                                                participants and
              Claus Ihlemann & Robert Roman
                                                                donations for
                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schlegel
                                                                the RunWalk.
               Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wolcott
                                                                Teams can
                     Restaurants Include:                       consist of
                          Bardo/Still                           Circle Members, family members, friends, co-
                        Green Onion                             workers, etc.
                           La Bella                             Participate in the Circle Team Challenge. The
                           Eurasia                              Circle with the most participants and the Circle
                      Captain Groovy’s                          with the most money raised in donations for
                                                                the RunWalk will be featured on the the www.
               $40 in advance / $50 at the door        website.
   Tickets available for purchase now! Call 757.668.7098
                or visit                     VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED!
                                                                  Visit RunWalk website for more details.
                 Programs CUT. Services CUT.
                 Locations CLOSED. Jobs CUT.
    This will be a reality if we don’t speak out on behalf of
      CHKD. Protect the legacy of The King’s Daughters.
                  Call YOUR Legislator TODAY.
“Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters STILL needs your help. The State of Virginia is facing its worst
budget crisis ever, and the vital services CHKD provides to our children are at risk because of it. The state
budget currently, before our General Assembly, significantly cuts CHKD’s Medicaid payments. These cuts
would have a devastating effect on Virginia’s only free-standing hospital dedicated exclusively to children.
The King’s Daughters built CHKD almost 50 years ago on the premise that every child deserves equal
access to high quality pediatric care, regardless of their ability to pay. Today it has the highest percentage
of Medicaid inpatient days of any hospital in the state. 53 percent of CHKD’s inpatient days are covered by
Medicaid. The next closest provider is at 28 percent. Please contact your legislators and ask them to protect
CHKD and the children it serves. It doesn’t cost a penny and it only takes a minute. Just go to,
and click on “Help Protect CHKD.” And speak up for those too young to speak for themselves.”
      More info? Contact Season at 757.668.7098 or

What Would YOU Like?                                 Union of Hands Kids' Birthday Club
Annual Recognition Meeting
                                                                        Most of us receive wonderful birthday
Every October we have                                                   p
                                                                        presents from parents, grandparents
a recognition meeting                                                   a
                                                                        and other relatives. However, the
where we acknowledge the                                                b
                                                                        best gift to receive is the warm feeling
accomplishments of our                                                  k
                                                                        knowing that you have helped others.
members. While we have more                                             T
                                                                        The Union of Hands Birthday Club
than 1100 King’s Daughters, no                       provides this opportunity. Whether you're turning 9 years
more than 200 attend this annual meeting.            old or 99 years old, you are never too old or too young
                                                     to give and receive "the gift of giving"
The Board of Directors would love to increase
attendance and truly recognize each circle           To participate, the Birthday Person asks their party guests
and member for her annual contribution to            to consider making a donation to CHKD instead of
CHKD. We have set up an online survey to             bringing a present. Donations will provide toys, games
seek your input on the date, time, location and      and medical equipment for critically ill children and fund
type of annual meeting that you might attend.        educational programs at the Hospital.
Would you like to have lunch/dinner? Hear
from elected officials such as Jim Webb/Mark
Warner/Bob McDonnell? Receive individual
                                                     How It Works:
recognition or just circle recognition? Hear         Call Amy Gilman at 757- 625-2845 (or email her at
from a CHKD patient? What would make you    to receive a Birthday Club party
come? Please let us know!                            kit. This kit includes donation envelopes for your party
                  Please go to:                      invitations as well as an information letter and for further             instructions.
   and complete the survey before March 12.            
                                                                      Is your “highschooler”
 Be our Friend!                                                    interested in Volunteering at
  If you are on facebook, please be a fan of                                   CHKD?
  CHKD - The King’s Daughters – and encourage your friends
  to be our fan as well. Or join our cause – www.causes.           Call the Volunteer Services Deparmtent and
  com, click on “Find Causes” and we are listed as                  request an applicaton for the Jr. Volunteer
  CHKD – The King’s Daughters. Friends can make                    Program. The Jr. Volunteer Program begins
  donations to The King’s Daughters directly through this site.       this summer and highschoolers across
  Friends have hosted virtual birthday parties and asked             Hampton Roads have the opportunity to
  friends to contribute to CHKD. It is an easy way to support      work at CHKD in departments such as the
  the hospital!                                                     Mail Room, Child Life, Medical Records,
                                                                       Patient Information, Srugery Waiting,
                                                                   Transitional Care, Hemotology, and more!

                                                                    This is a compettive program so apply as
                                                                     soon as possible by calling Veronica at

KD Award of Excellence
The KD Award of Excellence is a prestigious award presented at the Annual
Recognition Celebration in October. It is presented to a deserving person, who
is not a King’s Daughter, but has supported The King’s Daughters’ efforts above
and beyond in an exemplary manner. We are currently accepting nominations
for this award. If you know of an individual who is deserving of this honor,
email the following information to

• Nominee’s First and Last Name
• Nominees’s Occupation
• Describe in detail how the nominee has made a significant contribution of time, money, or service to
• Contact Information for the nominee
• Your Name/Your Circle

For more information, cantact Lisa Coleman at 757.668.7098 or
Circle Projects                                                For more information and tickets visit us online at

                   Beach Circle                                          Azalea Unity Circle’s
                                                                       Annual Ladies Night Out
         Barefoot on the Beach                                             Thursday April 15
     June 5 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
                                                                               6pm - 9pm
      East Beach Bayfront Club
                                                                     Church of the Good Shepherd
        4550 East Beach Drive
                                                                         7400 Hampton Blvd.
 $50/person includes silent auction and
                                                                 $15/person includes specialty vendors,
       entertainment by Butter
                                                                    silent auction, dinner and more!
         Call Robin Wallace
                                                                   Contact Elly Smith for tickets and
      at 757.535.3627 or email
                                                                        more info at 615.1994 or

                                                                          Fundraising Tips
               Circle of Hope                              When soliciting your friends, family and co-workers to
                                                           support your circle projects, here are some facts and tips to
            A Hi-Ho Silver Event                           keep in mind…
                Thursday May 6, 2010
                   6:30pm - 8:00pm                         The non-profit industry is a 1 trillion dollar industry –
              316 W. 21st Street, norfolk                  more than finance, construction and insurance industries
       Silver Jewelry and Gifts. Free admision.            combined.
            Enjoy refreshments and more!
                                                           More than 70% of donations come from individuals while
           Great idea for Mother’s Day, and
                                                           5% come from corporations. The other 25% come from
                    Graduation Gifts.                      foundations and trusts.
               call Janet at 627.6954 or
              email janet.molinaro@net                     Faith-based organizations (churches) account for 60+% of
                                                           donations. Why? The faith-based organizations have an
                                                           audience every week and take the opportunity to ask for
                                                           donations. Most other non-profits ask for donations once
                    Elizabeth River                        a year for annual, event or capital giving.
                                                           Organizations should thank a $5 gift the same as a $500
             Annual Charity Golf                           gift. A $500 gift may be recognized in literature or at an
                                                           event as a sponsor, but all donors should receive a “thank
                Tournament                                 you” note acknowledging the donation as meaningful and
    Friday June 11th at the Riverfront Golf Club           appreciated. Some large donors will give a $5 donation to
          5200 River Club Drive, Suffolk VA                 an organization to see how they are treated before they will
18 holes of golf, putting contest, raffles, silent auction   commit more funds.

                        and more!                          Know your mission – every staff member and volunteer
   $500 tourney sponsor/$250 pairing sponsor               should know the mission of the organization in one “we
            $80 Golfer/$50 hole sponsor
                   Golfer/$50                              believe” statement. i.e. – The King’s Daughters believe
                                                           every child should be guaranteed excellent health care
         Call Judi Levin 757.715.7544 for
                                                           without regard to his/her ability to pay.
               details and registration.
Circle Projects                                        For more information and tickets visit us online at

                                                                          Music in Motion
               Magnolia Circle                                            Dance Concert
            and Circle on the Pointe                                        “In Vision”
                    present                                Music in Motion Dance Company will theme their
                                                      annual concert this year to celebrate children & miracles
              6th Annual                                                that happen @ CHKD.
                                                         Saturday March 6th at Roper Performing Arts Center
             March Madness                                (340 Granby Street, Norfolk) from 7:30 -9:30 p.m.
            Enjoy March Madness at                  10% of all ticket sales will benefit CHKD. There will be special
       Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar              recognition of past and present patients and their families.
      (2344 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk)             Tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (students and seniors).
      Thursday March 25th - 7pm-10pm.                        Call Shaye at 416-2897 for tickets and more
    $25 per person at the door includes pizza,
       salad, draught beer and soft drinks.
            Call 587.4649 for more
                                                 Circle by the Bay
                                                      hosts a
                                             “Spring Egg Hunt”
                                       Sunday March 28th from 2pm - 4pm
                                   Church Point Neighborhood Gazebo, Va Beach.
                                     Enjoy a spring picnic, activities including
                                   an Easter egg hunt, face painting, and crafts.
                                     No entry fee, donations will be accepted.
                                         Call Kristen @ 757.313.6111
                                                    to register.
          Carol’s Angels Circle hosts
                                                                             Circle of Rainbows
         Casino Night                                                             presents
                March 27th
6:00-11:00pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church                            “Bid for the Kids”
  (5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach)
                                                                       Co-Ed Bunco
           Tickets are $25 per person.                              Saturday March 13th
 Enjoy Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Blackjack,                             5:30-10:00 p.m.
 Craps, 5-card draw, a wonderful silent auc-                Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
   tion, food, beverages, and door prizes!                   (4552 Princess Anne Rd, Va Beach).
     Call Cathryn at 748-2981 for tickets                                $30/person.
             and more information.                                Call 668.7098 for tickets
                                                                   and more information.
               Meadows Circle
                                                           Circle Projects
        invites you to join them for                                              Elizabeth River Circle
                    their                                                      Totems tote bags to benefit
                                                                            CHKD! Bags come with The King's
 “A Taste of Amore” for CHKD                                            Daughters' logo and you can personalize
         Sunday April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at                             to list your name and/or your Circle's name.
                                                                       Bags are $25 each. Each bag is yellow and
              The Renaissance Room                                   blue, 25x12, washable fabric with inside zipper
(324 N. Great Neck Rd, Va Beach). Tickets are $60                                      compartment.
  and can be purchased through Circle members,                        
                     online at                                                     elizabethrivercircle
                                                or call Judi at 715.7544
              or by calling 668-7098.

                            Point Yard Sale
                                                                    Meadows Circle
                                                               Purchase Re-usable tote bags while
                     Join Circle by the Bay at the          “Caring for Kids and Carrying for CHKD”.
                        Church Point Yard Sale                Use them for groceries, as a gym bag,
                           Saturday May 8th                overnight bags, and more! Bags are $4 each
                          8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                         (13h x 15l x 10w)
                  in the Pilgrims Mews Cul-de-Sac.                       Purchase online at
                Be sure to also visit the lemonade stand   
                      managed by the children of                      larkspurmeadowscircle
                           Circle by the Bay!                            Or call Elizabeth
                      To donate items, or for more                         at 348-9370.
                      information, call Debbie at

                   Caritas Circle                                           Picture Perfect!
                    presents their annual                             Remember to submit photos
                          Bus Trip                              from your Circle Projects and/or Circle
                     Wednesday May 5th                         Meetings. These photos may be featured
              This year’s exciting destination is              in the Circular, at the Annual Recognition
                 Gari Melchers Home &                                    Celebration or KidStuff.
                   Studio at Belmont!
                                                            Email digitial photos to
                  Lunch at Maggiano’s                         or mail to The King's Daughters - 2nd Floor
            and shopping at Short Pump Mall                      601 Children Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507
                Tickets are $85.00 per person.
             Call Brenda Hampson at 463.7875 or                     Please include date, event, and
               Chris Fisher at 496.7546                              names of people in the photo.