|CAMP Advisory Committee To Meet
The next meeting of the CAMP Rehoboth Project Advisory Committee is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at 112 Atlantic Ave. in Rehoboth.
The focus of the meeting will be planning the June 2 event to kick-off the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Project's Founder's Circle and a five year capital building fund campaign.
"The meeting is going to be more informal than usual," says CRCCP Committee member Natalie Moss, "and we hope to combine a little social time with organizing volunteers and planning committees for the June fundraising event, plus a quick overview of the rest of the summer."
All meetings of the Project Advisory Committee are open to anyone wishing to participate. For more information, or to volunteer, call Kathy Weir, 302-227-5620. Or stop by the CAMP Rehoboth office, 39 Baltimore Avenue. We hope you'll get involved.
Calls to Senate Are Crucial for HB99 Vote
On March 27, HB99 was passed by the Delaware House of Representatives by a vote of 21-20. The legislation, designed to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, insurance, and public works contracting, was sent to the Senate for consideration. It has been assigned to the Senate Small Business Committee. Senator Venables, the committee chairman, is opposed to the measure and could keep it from coming to the full Senate for a vote.
The four members of the Small Business Committee need to hear from Delawareans and urged to allow the bill to pass out of committee for debate by the full Senate.
Senator Bunting (a co-sponsor of the bill) and Senator McDowell have indicated they will vote in favor of HB99. Senator Still is undecided and needs to be encouraged to support the measure. Senator Venables, the committee chair, is against HB99. It is important that he be asked to allow the bill to pass out of committee.
You do not need to be a constituent of these senators to contact them.
Their office numbers are:
Sen. Robert Venables, 302-744-4298
Sen. John Still, 302-744-4162
Sen. George Bunting, 302-744-4144
Sen. Harris McDowell, 302-744-4147
You may also write to Legislative Hall, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903.
Your calls need to be made as soon as possible. You can be sure that opponents of HB99 are already calling.
Mark Aguirre Announces Run for Rehoboth Beach Commission
Mark Aguirre plans to announce his candidacy for one of two seats on the Rehoboth Beach City Commission which will become available this summer.
In a statement released on Tuesday, April 3, Aguirre said, "Whether it's neighborhood preservation, downtown revitalization, or managing traffic congestion, no challenge is too large for us to solve as long as we work together."
The election is Saturday, August 11. Commissioners Patti Shreeve and Rich Sargent are expected to seek re-election. You must be registered with the city by Friday, June 8. Call 302-227-6181 for voter eligibility requirements.
Extra Time on Your Hands? Give It Away!
The Rehoboth Beach Library is in need of volunteers to assist in day to day operations in their recently completed addition and renovation. The wonderful new space takes more hands to keep things running smoothly.
Along with the expansion of the library came extended hours, so there should be a time slot to fit your schedule. If you find you have extra time each week, consider donating a 3 hour block, or more.
Volunteers do any number of things, from shelving books to checking items in or out. The time spent as a volunteer in the beautiful "new" library will fly by, and you can keep up on all the new books as soon as they are available!
Stop by the Rehoboth Beach Library at 226 Rehoboth Avenue and fill out a volunteer application today.
Delaware Pride Presents 2001: A Pride Odyssey
2001: A Pride Odyssey, the Fourth Annual Delaware Pride Banquet will be held May 5th at Brandywine Suites Hotel, 707 North King St. in Wilmington.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with dinner being served at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
Following dinner GayDelaware.com will present the "Best of Gay Delaware" awards for last year. Recipients of the awards have been voted on by the general public through GayDelaware.com's web site. Award categories include: Favorite Dance Bar, Favorite Female Impersonator, Favorite GLBT activity, and many more. Dancing will follow the awards presentation and continue until midnight.
Tickets ($35 per person) must be purchased in advance through Delaware Pride no later than April 28.
For tickets or other information, contact Mike at 302-738-4443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Health: Screening for Life
Mammograms and pap smears are considered essential to a woman's good health. While all women are at risk for cancer, women who don't give birth are subject to an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to prolonged estrogen exposure over a lifetime. In addition, not having regular pap smears puts all women at risk for cervical cancer.
The Division of Public Health, through their Screening for Life Program, is dedicated to promoting breast and cervical health by providing free mammograms and pap tests to women who meet age, insurance and income guidelines.
For information call the Delaware Help Line, 1-800-464-HELP or 302-739-4651 and ask for Screening for Life.
Please tell a friend about this program. Screening for Life helps women stay healthier longer.
Cherry Six Benefits Gay/Lesbian Groups
Ranked "runner-up" by a national poll for the best party in 2000, the Cherry Fund's annual weekend dance benefit has become a popular event for Washington's gay community.
Cherry Six is scheduled for April 20 22 in Washington, DC, with a host of exciting events planned throughout the weekend. The main event is a colossal Saturday night dance extravaganza at the ever-popular Old Post Office Pavilion, a Washington landmark.
The Cherry Fund, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization, provides financial support to numerous gay and lesbian causes. Proceeds from Cherry Six will go to the proposed Washington, D.C. Gay and Lesbian Community Center, the Whitman-Walker Clinic AIDS Program, the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Foundation, and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.
For event schedules and ticket info, visit www.cherryfund.com.
Roo Brown Conducts Her Folk Song Suite at Choral Concert
Actress and musician Roo Brown will be featured at the Southern Delaware Choral Society's "From Bay to Broadway" concert, Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School. She will conduct "Folk Song Suite," an arrangement she created in 1995.
The concert will also feature the works of three other local artists, including acclaimed composer James Grant of Rehoboth, SDCS choral director David Miller of Seaford, and the late Lee Mitchell.
The second half of the concert will be songs from West Side Story and Brigadoon. Joining the chorus will be soprano Catherine Justice of Washington, DC and pianist Jeff Scott.
An SDCS board member, Ms. Brown has been singing with the group since moving from New York to Lewes in 1996. She also directs "The Elder Moments" choral group of the Southern Delaware Academy of Life Long Learning.
Ms. Brown is also is a well-known actress who has starred off-Broadway in A My Name is Alice, acted in such soap operas as All My Children and One Life to Live and appeared in TV commercials including an award winning Heinz gravy commercial.
Tickets for "From Bay to Broadway" are $8 ($6 children) and available by calling Leslie Davis, 302-875-4333.
Barstools Plus Features Works Of Native American Artist
Barstools Plus, located on Old Landing Road behind Atlantic Liquors, is hosting an open house on Sunday, April 29, from noon to 5 p.m. You are invited to stop by and peruse their wide array of barstools, tables, glassware, unique fixtures, and moreall of which would look great in your beach house.
During the open house, enjoy an exhibit of assorted works by Sam Casados, a Native American multi-media artist. A local artist, Sam's works range from paintings to sculptures, and many points in between.
For more information, call Barstools Plus at 302-644-7753.
Watercolor Exhibit Featured at Rehoboth's Dream Caf
Dream Caf will exhibit the watercolor paintings of Diane Weber through May 11.
Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Weber has been interested in art most of her life, and has been painting and drawing since an early age. She studied art in England and came to the Washington DC area in 1968. She relocated to Bethany Beach two years ago. An accomplished painter in oils and acrylics, four years ago she decided to try watercolor and has since developed a love for the medium.
Dream Caf, located at 26 Baltimore Avenue, is open in Rehoboth Beach.
AIDS Service Providers Focus On Creating Connections
The Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach was the setting for the first annual HIV/AIDS Sussex County Service Provider Retreat on April 2. The event was sponsored by the CAMPsafe program of CAMP Rehoboth, and the Kent/Sussex AIDS Program of Children and Families First.
With a theme of "creating connections," representatives from eight Sussex County HIV/AIDS service providers explored ways to maximize limited resources and provide better service to their clients. Co-sponsors of the retreat included the Delaware Department of Public Health, the Delaware HIV Consortium, and Agouron Pharmaceutical.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 11, No. 3, Apr. 6, 2001.