|Hello, all! It's that time of year again time for DC AIDS Walk.
I will be participating in the Washington AIDS Walk for the fifth year in a row later in September, and I would love it if you could help me out with a small donation. Most of the folks around my office are giving $10; a few have given $15 or $20.
And I think it's obvious that the more generous you can be in supporting me, the bigger the success of the AIDS Walk DC will be.
The walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, so there's not a lot of time. I hope you will be able to help by sending a check made payable to "AIDSWalk Washington" to: Eric Peterson, 1900 15th Street, NW, Apartment 7, Washington, DC 20009.
Thanks again for your consideration in helping to sponsor my part in the DC AIDS Walk. It's very important, and your help is very much appreciated.
Eric Peterson aka Tinky-Winky at SUNDANCE 99
After an absence of several years, my partner and I resumed our previous habit of spending every other weekend or so at Rehoboth. The town has improved considerably, and Letters from CAMP Rehoboth qualifies as one of the improvements. We found it to be a reliable and enjoyable source of information both at the beach and when we are back in Washington, D.C.
I write to urge you to make sure that copies of your publication continue to be available at Lambda Rising in D.C. The staff at the Connecticut Avenue store has recently re-arranged the periodicals, and I noticed that your last issue (number 12) was nowhere to be found.
Robert H. Wood
On August 13 and 14 we held a fundraiser at the Blue Moon to benefit the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). SLDN is the only organization in the nation dedicated to providing legal services and support to members of the military who are victimized and harassed under the current "Don't ask. Don't tell." policy.
As SLDN board members we are somewhat used to asking people for money, but our prior experience did not prepare us for the overwhelming support and generosity of the Rehoboth community. Over that two night period we were able to raise an amazing $1,900.
We would like to thank every Blue Moon patron who gave so generously to our cause. Individual contributions like these are what enable SLDN to continue its important work. We would also like to thank all the folks at CAMP Rehoboth who made a special effort to help us get the word out about the event.
Last but not least, we want to give very special thanks to everyone associated with the Blue Moon Restaurant. Not only did they give us the space we needed to host the event, their donation of a free dinner for 2 which was raffled off was the hit of the evening. In particular, special thanks to Rob Dick for all his help before and during the event.
SLDN is working hard to protect the rights and interests of gay and lesbian servicemembers. For those of you who missed our event, we invite you to send a direct tax deductible contribution to: Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, P.O. Box 65301, Washington, DC 20035.
And thanks again to everyone who helped make this past event such a success. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Paul Smith and Julie A. Spiezio Members of the Board Sevicemembers Legal Defense Network
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 13, Sept. 17, 1999