On Saturday, September 12th, eighteen (18) chapter Ikes showed up for our scheduled park maintenance work day. Mother nature provided a wonderful breeze and cool temperatures, and everybody worked hard, practicing social distancing by maintaining a safe distance from one another, and by wearing face masks whenever in close proximity … Read more
The morning was brisk and invigorating as scouts from Troop#1 gathered at our chapter park range on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 to plant 30 American holly trees as part of an eagle scout project as approved by our chapter board of directors. Chapter President Powell commented that “assisting Allen Kiger, … Read more
Our Suffolk-Nansemond IWLA chapter (S-N IWLA) hosted the quarterly IWLA Virginia Division meeting held on October 19th, at the Kings Fork Community House on Kings Fork Road in Suffolk, … Read more
A number of chapter IKES attended the annual banquet on September 18th. After a brief introduction by chapter president, Ray Powell, dinner was served. The catered … Read more
A group of dedicated chapter volunteers worked through the heat and humidity on August 21st to participate in the chapter’s semi annual Adopt-A-Road cleanup. Prior to the monthly dinner meeting, 17 volunteers picked up trash and debris from along Kings Fork Road and a section of Providence Road. 10 Bags … Read more
On August 6th, 2019, Wanda Gerard, our chapter’s Marketing Chair, coordinated a National Night Out (NNO) display booth for our chapter, in partnership with Master Gardeners in her role as Suffolk Master Gardener Coordinator. The NNO event was held at Suffolk High School.
The chapter held it’s first archery camp the week of June 17th. The camp was conducted by chapter Youth Program Coordinator Rob Carpenter, Chapter Board Member Dean Matty, Nathaniel Carpenter and Dean’s daughter Malory.
The event was held in conjunction with the Nansemond Suffolk Academy’s summer camp program. Two school … Read more
Saturday, May 18th, the chapter park was buzzing with activity from early morning until late afternoon. Gary Brown, BBQ Fundraiser Chairman, and a crew of volunteers set up at the front gate to fill orders for pork barbecue. A steady line of customers arrived to pick up their pork. A … Read more
It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy-kind-of-a-day for our fifth-annual open-to-the-public chapter teddy bear hunt held on April 27th. The day began with hay rides to our park gazebo with about twenty (20) young hunters and their parents/guardians showing up for a brief safety briefing before heading out to search for … Read more
The day started out rainy and dreary but by the afternoon it had evolved into one of those picture-perfect days, a breezy, sunny, kind of a day. The work crew, consisting of a dozen-or-so chapter Ikes, was able to accomplish all the items on our park manager Jimmy Fanny’s list … Read more