Schieffelin & Somerset Party Raises Funds for CAMP
Under the expert and detailed direction of Schieffelin & Somerset's Regional Director Bruce Rautiola, the company hosted a gala evening that not only featured their products but raised over $2,200 for The CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Project.
Schieffelin & Somerset imports such well known products as Grand Marnier and Dom Perignon. The event promoted the company's products, and featured several items in a silent auction. "I like to give back to different organizations in the communities we serve, " said Rautiola. "So I came up with the silent auction." The auction included a rare hand painted jeroboam of Chandon Reserve Cuvee, a Moet framed Poster, and a limited edition ice bucket with 1985 Dom Perignon.
The festive event took place at Jake's Seafood Restaurant in Rehoboth and attracted a diverse crowd of restauranteurs who came to enjoy the elaborate buffet and the many samples of the company's wares.
"The CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Project is exciting," said CAMP Director Steve Elkins, "and we truly appreciate the support Bruce has given to our efforts and our community."
Gay Men's Chorus to Appear in Benefit Concert
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC will return to Rehoboth Beach to perform in concert for the benefit of the Sussex County AIDS Committee (SCAC), a community_based AIDS service organization headquartered in Rehoboth Beach. The concert will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday June 24, 2000. As there will be open seating, the doors will open at 6 p.m.
This concert will mark the third time that the Chorus has appeared here, to raise money for charity. The most recent appearance was in the summer of 1998 when the Chorus performed to a sell_out crowd. This year the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware will be a featured guest.
The 150 voice Gay Men's Chorus was founded in 1981 and has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world. Recently, the ensemble added another to its list of firsts by becoming the first gay chorus to perform as part of a Presidential Inaugural.
Tickets for the concert are $15 and may be purchased at Lambda Rising or CAMP Rehoboth, (both at 39 Baltimore Ave), or at the SCAC office at 107 South Street, Rehoboth.
For additional information about the event or to order tickets by phone, call SCAC at 302-644-1090. Visa and MasterCard are accepted for ticket purchases.
Eat to Your Heart's Content At Dining Out for Life
The 1st Annual Dining Out for Life at the Beach will be held on Sunday June 11, 2000. Bring your appetite for giving to a participating restaurant, and a portion of your bill will benefit both AIDS Delaware and P.L.Active.
AIDS Delaware works for health in the human family by providing social and support services, as well as HIV/STD prevention and education programs. P.L.Active offers bereavement and support groups, financial assistance, food support and advocacy.
Participating restaurants include The Back Porch Cafe, Blue Moon, Celsius, Cloud 9, Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats and Plumb Loco in Rehoboth Beach. Also joining in the event are The Buttery in Lewes, as well as DiFebo's and The Parkway in Bethany Beach. If you would like to sign up as a participating restaurant, call Stephanie Grant at 302-652-6776.
For information, plus an updated list of restaurants closer to the event, visit the AIDS Delaware website at www.aidsdelaware.org. This event is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach_Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Today, and Agouron Pharmaceuticals.
Mental Illness Support Group Meets at MCC
The Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Delaware (AMID) support group meets at MCC Rehoboth (Ocean Wave Lodge on Glade Road) on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. It is a non_profit, grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy, education and housing to persons with mental illness and those who care about them.
Mental Illness is a disorder of the brain. Like diabetes and other chronic illnesses, there are symptoms and treatments. And, as with those other conditions, treatment works! Great strides have been made to successfully identify and treat brain disorders/ depression. The key is to obtain an accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and support by becoming an informed healthcare consumer.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this support group, or for more information, please call Mark Thompson at 302-226-3552.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 10, No. 5, May 19, 2000.