|As a longtime visitor to Rehoboth Beach, I've decided to now call it my home. The controversy over HB99, a bill designed to prohibit discrimination in Delaware based upon sexual orientation in employment, housing and business, disturbs me greatly, as all Delawareans deserve respect and fairness.
I have worked for American Airlines for nearly 25 years as a crew member, where "zero" tolerance of discrimination of any kind exists.
As a gay man, I have run for public office three times in West Virginia, for state Senate as well as for secretary of state, and at no time did anyone raise questions about my ability to serve or exist as a good member contributing to the community. I served on the Medicaid board and the Boundary Commission, as well as the Youth Summit for West Virginia's future, a Colin Powell initiative, having been appointed by a Democratic and Republican governor.
We cannot give up the fight for fairness in Delaware. Our honorable heritage demands that we resolve to become the first state in fairness and do the right thing by passing HB99.
Call your legislatorour very future and prosperity hang in the balance.
Hello ladies! I just wanted to commend you on a great conference last Saturday! I know there are several women in New Castle County who are interested in having a conference up here and we may need to get some advice from you!
Thanks so much for your interest in our program at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. I am currently trying to get things underway in New Castle County, and will be branching out to Kent and Sussex Counties soon. If you could just keep me posted on events where I could provide information for the time being, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much!
What a wonderful thing it is, to be able to say that spending a few dollars and a brief time sitting listening to speakers was well worth it. Kudos to the planners and presenters of the first Women's Project of CAMP Rehoboth conference. It was a top-notch SUCCESS. Women filled the library's bright new meeting room on Saturday morning, March 24 to hear local professional women address our health concerns, legal issues, and financial potential and protection.
Entering the foyer to the meeting room, we were greeted with a bag of "goodies" that included not only a lot of informative brochures and such, but also a beach ball! We are relatively new "full timers" to Rehoboth, so we had few expectations in this type of arena. We walked into a room filled with a very diverse group of women, even though most were within our age group...somewhere between their 20s and 60s! This alone was great! There were many new faces, so this conference provided an opportunity to meet other women in the community.
The presenters, Barbara Passikoff, Ellen Feinberg, and Nancy Bearss, were top-notch. Barbara Passikoff was entertaining, comparing financial matters to gardening. Ellen Feinberg set some new ideas in place for us on creating or updating wills/living wills, power of attorney, and real estate. We learned that we needed to update and transfer our documents from our previous state of Virginia to Delaware. Nancy Bearss concluded the conference by addressing the issues of women's health needs, choosing a physician and patient rights. We're sure that everyone profited from the question and answer period following each presenter.
Last, but not least, the wonderful food provided by Lori's Caf and Caf Sol was delicious, and it was nice to have some time before and after the program to socialize with all the great women there. We certainly are looking forward to the next event.
Judy Turner and Cindy Johnson
My issue (of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth) arrived in good shape and I love every bit of it! And 'specially the "Gospel According to Marc."
It's a good thing I'm home-bound and cannot attend Churchbecause when they read the "Gospel from Mark" off the altar, I'd surely crack up!!
The OLD Person (soon to be 90)!
I wish to compliment you on your publication Letters from CAMP Rehoboth. It is tastefully done. Although by definition it is published for the gay and lesbian community, it also helps heterosexuals to understand and respect homosexual persons.
As a 60 year old grandmother, I believe that Rehoboth truly has "room for all."
Keep up the good work.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 11, No. 3, Apr. 6, 2001.