Give Back by Giving Blood
CAMP Rehoboth is partnering with the Blood Bank of Delmarva for another blood drive on Saturday, February 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This partnership follows the news of the FDA lifting its ban on the ability for men who have sex with men (MSMs) to donate blood, and a blood drive back in November. For more information on what this means for the donor questionnaire, visit delmarvablood.org/ida/.
CAMP Rehoboth encourages all community members to help respond to the Blood Emergency, as defined by the Blood Bank of Delmarva as an urgent need for donors due to dangerously low levels of O+, O-, B-, and platelets. Register online at camprehoboth.com. ▼
United By Flowers
CAMP Rehoboth will be taking its next community bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 5. The show’s 2024 theme is “United by Flowers,” and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Visit camprehoboth.com for more information and to secure a spot on the trip. Stay tuned for more bus trips—the team is working on seasonal plans. ▼
On January 9, Vincent DeLissio joined the CAMP Rehoboth team as its Photography Intern. As a senior at Wilmington University, Vincent is pursuing his undergraduate in graphic design and a professional certificate in photography. He will bring his talents to the CAMP Rehoboth team through April. Vincent will be taking photos at CAMP programs and events—if you see him taking CAMPshots around town, be sure to strike a pose!
Join CAMP Rehoboth in welcoming Vincent! ▼
CROP Returns to Food Bank
On Thursday, January 18, a CROP Team volunteered at the Delaware Food Bank in Milford. Ten volunteers packed 672 backpack lunches for kids in need on the weekends throughout the state. The team was then led on a tour of the beautiful new facility, which includes a huge warehouse, and refrigeration and freezer warehouses. There also are instructional kitchens and a new food selection section. Many thanks to all the volunteers who participated! ▼
Hi Honey, I’m Homo!
The CAMP Rehoboth Book Club has selected Hi Honey, I’m Homo! for its February selection, and will be joined by the author Matt Baume to discuss the book.
The book was featured on NPR’s “Books We Love 2023,” and was selected as one of Vulture’s Best Comedy Books of 2023. The book shares the story behind American LGBTQ+ liberation, unfolding in plain sight in front of millions of viewers. Touching on TV classics like Bewitched, The Golden Girls, and Will & Grace, Hi Honey, I’m Homo! is the story not only of how subversive queer comedy transformed the American sitcom, from its inception through today, but how favorite sitcoms transformed, and continue to transform, America.
The CAMP Rehoboth Book Club is a queer-facilitated discussion group dedicated to reading novels about queer topics and/or books by queer authors that tackle a variety of interests and subject matters. The club alternates between fiction, non-fiction, and YA (young adult). The February meeting is Monday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., on Zoom. Register for the meeting by visiting camprehoboth.com/events.▼
Young Professionals Group Kicks Off with Happy Hour
CAMP Rehoboth’s Young Professionals Group will kickstart with a social and happy hour on Friday, February 23, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The group is for young (and young at heart) professionals who’d like to meet other like-minded professionals, network, and support each other. ▼
Volunteer Development Committee Returns
After a year’s hiatus, the Volunteer Development Committee (VDC) has returned. The committee will focus on making intentional impacts through the CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP), bolstering CAMP Rehoboth’s programs and events with appropriate volunteer support, and showing appreciation for volunteers.
This year, Joe Vescio has stepped up as the VDC chair. For over two years, Vescio has been involved with CAMP Rehoboth as a member of the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, a CAMPcierge volunteer each Wednesday afternoon, and an HIV testing volunteer. Vescio’s career provided him with valuable experience organizing teams.
Stay tuned for the date of the February Volunteer Opportunities Meeting—the meeting date will be posted at camprehoboth.com/volunteers. Plan to attend to learn more about volunteering at CAMP Rehoboth. ▼