|Positive People Client Advisory Council
Formation of a Client Advisory Council is currently under way. This organization will be made up of HIV+ people and will be independent of any service provider in the area. The primary focus of the Advisory Council will be empowering HIV+ individuals in Sussex County by giving them a voice and influence in determining what and how services are provided by the multitude of HIV/AIDS agencies in the area. We hope to have persons representative of all segments of the HIV community involved.
With the help of the AIDS program of Children and Families First, the Advisory Council has scheduled a meeting to bring all Sussex County service providers together around one table to explain the services they provide. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Children and Families First, 410 S. Bedford Street in Georgetown. This particular meeting is intended to be educational.
The Advisory Council will hold its first regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Church Hall, Second Street in Lewes. Primary on the agenda will be a review of the September 8 meeting and a determination of how to move forward from there. Organizational matters of this peer group will also be discussed, and there is plenty of room for people to get involved. Please plan to attend these meetings if at all possible.
Our success depends on the participation of as many HIV+ people as we can muster. If you have any questions about the Advisory Council, please contact Dave Russell at 227-3096.
The Tuesday Weekly HIV+ Support Group will start again on September 14, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Church Hall, Second Street in Lewes. The group will again be facilitated by Rev. Doug Culton of St. Peters and is intended to provide individuals with a forum for dealing with emotional and practical issues related to HIV. The experiences and ideas of all who participate are what make this group a valuable resource. Anyone interested is encouraged to participate.
Don't forget the next Pot-Luck at Don and Kevin's in Georgetown, August 29 at 5:00 p.m. It's sure to be a nice time!
Call Dave Russell for directions or for more information at 227-3096.
Mark Your Calendars! 3rd Annual Delaware Pride Is Saturday, September 18
Delaware Pride will present the third annual Delaware Pride Festival in down-town Wilmington's Rodney Square, Saturday, September 18.
As in past years, the festival will feature local and national gay and gay- friendly acts plus shopping and networking from dozens of vendors.
After a chilly day last October, the Delaware Pride's Board of Directors decided to move the date back a few weeks. According to Mike Klataske, board member and last year's board president, "Last year was a little cool, and we noticed the effects of the weather as the day went on. This year we're looking forward to a warmer and more inviting day all around."
Admission is free and open to the public. Parking around Rodney Square will be restricted, so participants should park on nearby streets or in garages. For more information about helping with the festival through sponsorships or volunteering, please call us at 302-328-1391, or visit our festival web page at http://members.aol.com/pridedel
MCC Rehoboth to Host Guest Evangelist
Sunday, August 29, MCC Rehoboth will welcome The Rev. Delores P. Berry to their church. The Rev. Berry is a gifted singer and preacher.
Rev. Berry has been a full-time Evangelist in United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches since 1987, and in May 1998 was designated for Special Work of the Mid-Atlantic district. She visits 55 churches each year, including many UFMCC Churches in Europe. MCC Rehoboth will have the Rev. Berry for both the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services.
MCC Rehoboth is located on Holland-Glade Road (road 271) and is the first white building on the left immediately after the Little League Field.
MCC Rehoboth offers positive, affirming Christian spirituality to all peoples with special outreach to the Rainbow community. The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) are celebrating 30 years as the world's oldest Christian denomination ministering to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.
For additional information about special services or upcoming events, please contact the church via phone 302-226-9026, or e-mail: Rev. Tom Bohache MCCReho@aol.com.
Diamond Edge Foundation Seeks Expanded Board
The Diamond Edge Foundation, Delaware's leading nonprofit organization providing education on sexual orientation issues, is seeking a few special people of any sexual orientation to strengthen its all volunteer board.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance, fund raising, volunteer coordination, office management, corporate record keeping, event coordination, or library maintenance is required.
Connections to the diverse communities which make up Delaware religious, corporate, academic, racial, government, etc.are a plus. It would also be useful to have creativity, sense of humor, familiarity with travel on yellow brick roads.
If you share our passion to educate people, reduce prejudice, and make Delaware a better place for all of us, this is the opportunity for you!
Call 302-575-1735 or write to the Diamond Edge Foundation, P. O. Box 225, Wilmington DE 19899-0225.
The Diamond Edge Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 12, Aug. 27, 1999