The Outer Banks Women’s Club is one of those organization that seems to fly under the radar, yet they keep doing good work over and over again.
Founded in 1971, the Women’s Club is one of the oldest if not the oldest charitable organization on the Outer Banks doing the type of work that they do. Their contributions over the years have had a real impact on the quality of life on the Outer Banks.
Every year they hand out a number of scholarships to Dare County students. They work with organizations like the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force, an organization that has taken on the task of educating the public about drug abuse in our community and what can be done to improve conditions and our response.
When international students come to work for the summer, Women’s Club members are often welcome them to the Outer Banks.
There are other areas as well where the Women’s Club is on the front lines—in the arts, public issues and conservation.
And it all takes money.
One of their biggest fundraisers of the year is coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, August 7 and 8.
The 46th Annual Senior Citizens Arts & Craft fair at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills is a great opportunity to pick up something that truly represents the Outer Banks. The room in which it is held will be filled with some very good works of art, pottery, crafts and usually some home baked goods. The times are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. so there’s plenty of time to get there.
This is a great chance to create a memory of the Outer Banks and feel good about helping people in need.
For 50 years Ann and Joe Lamb have believed in the Outer Banks. They have believed in it as a place to raise their family, grow a business and and welcome visitors to the community they call their home. At the Dare County Commissioner’s meeting this week, the couple were recognized for what they have meant to the Outer Banks.
Chairman Bob Woodward summed up what it means to be successful over the 50 years the Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates has been a part of the community.
“Fifty years is proof that what they have created has stood the test of time,” he said. “To be in business for 50 years you have to do a lot of things right. You have to treat your clients right and you have to treat your employees right.”
The legacy and impact of Ann and Joe is not just in our Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates business, though—as successful as it has been. The impact the couple has had on this community is immeasurable.
Students have gone to college because of the scholarships they created; the couple has supported some of the most important charitable causes on the Outer Banks including the arts and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
Ann was one of the founders of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, named the 2017 nonprofit of the year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.
For eight years, Joe was a County Commissioner.
The couple is the very essence of what a successful family run business is supposed to be—a company that prizes customer service, its employees and the community where it is located.
The employees of Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates have known all along that our founders, Ann and Joe Lamb are great people to know and work for. We are proud to be associated with them and so happy that they have been recognized for the impact they have had on the Outer Banks community.