Ally's Walk Was Wonderful

on Saturday, May 21

at Polly Hill Arboretum 

What a day it was!

           

Winter Walk Sunday, March 27 in Oak Bluffs.
We enjoyed a brisk walk to the Tabernacle and around the gingerbread houses. Marney and Judi provided historical tidbits. The detailed woodworking was appreciated. 

VIP Trip to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire  March, 2022

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Impossible Dream Catamaran
We have enjoyed several memorable trips on
this fully accessible boat.

Island Grown Initiative Tour and General Meeting

IGI hosted VIP members for a tour in the spring and also our 2021 general meeting in June. Several of our members enjoy working at IGI.

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The Covid Pandemic prompted VIP to get creative with the ways we connect.  We are grateful to the Permanent Endowment, the Endowment's Island Fund for the Community and the Joy Fund for sponsoring and supporting our events.  

2021

Mini Golf and Dinner at The Cove

This summer, the Cove Golf and Grill hosted VIP for dinner and ice cream as well as two hours of mini golf! We returned this fall for a fun round and sank many hole-in-ones!

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The MV Film Festival partnered with VIP and several other disability organizations on island to host three films screened at the Drive In (The Reason I Jump, Crip Camp, and Best Summer Ever in August, 2021.

The Festival spotlighted inclusive organizations and programs, featured performances, discussions, and music, and included a talk with activists and stars of Crip Camp Judy Heumann and Jim LeBrecht.

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Cooking with McCaull in 2021

VIP member McCaull joined us on Zoom every other Thursday throughout the quarantine for a cooking demonstration.  From hearty sandwiches to entire steak dinners to pesto salads fresh from the garden, McCaull shared new cooking techniques and flavors to inspire us during difficult times. McCaull's cooking Zoom are restarting on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Future dates are March 3 and March 24.

2021 Virginia's Drama Club

Our long-standing tradition of drama club with MJ at the Vineyard Playhouse was moved online this year.  VIP members wrote their own scripts and performed virtual mini-plays. Drama club has resumed!

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2021 Guest Speaker Night

VIP gathered every other Monday during quarantine to hear stories and wisdom from the night's Guest Speaker. We featured a different VIP member each night on Zoom.  

Dance Parties

In place of our usual dinner dance potlucks, VIP got our groove on with incredible DJ Starz on Zoom during the pandemic. We hope to resume in-person dances in 2022.

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2020

VIP Yard Sale

VIP hosted a socially-distanced Yard Sale on the Chilmark Chocolates lawn.  Members sold T-shirts and masks, artwork, and crafted goods to raise funds for future VIP events and access.