|CAMP Rehoboth is in need of volunteers!
The purpose of this letter is to communicate the needs we currently have and to get the word out! Right now, we need volunteers to help in the courtyard with daily upkeep, cleanliness and maintenance. We are looking for people who will commit to us one day a week to work in the courtyard in the morning. Once the volunteers have selected the day they can help, they would be responsible for certain tasks on that day every week. We would train these volunteers to maintain the courtyard! Our hope is to find volunteers who like to be outdoors and don't mind sweeping, weeding, watering plants, and other small tasks that might be assigned. We want to keep the new CAMPus clean and inviting for everyone!
Also, if you have not heard already, CAMP has moved into the new Community Center and things are progressing very well. Boxes are still being unpacked and we have quite a few things to accomplish in the new community center.
If you know of anyone who can help, please let me know! Please help get the word out!
I can be reached through CAMP Rehoboth, 302-227-5620.Steve Hoult
The more unlike ourselves we perceive others to be, the easier it is to hate them. Thus for example Nazis created the fiction that Jews were a subspecies. In this country the full humanity of Native Americans and African-Americans was denied by those who killed and enslaved them.
Ultimately the only rationale for denying full rights to any group is the underlying belief that they are not quite human or at least not equal.
The currently despised minorities, gays and transgenders, suffer a similarreaction as we ask to be included in every social construct. We seek legal security for our families, non-discriminatory employment and military service, protection from physical assault, and real equality in our houses of worship. All of these constructs are so integral to society as to be taken for granted by the majority.
But the response of too many is to frantically and even rabidly deny these rights to gays and transgenders lest the picture of the hopelessly depraved and degenerate subspecies fades. What might happen if we realized that we are all more alike than otherwise?
Sadly, it needs to be said: we are as fully American as you are. And we are as fully human.Douglas Marshall-Steele
If you missed the April 23 trip to New York City, you missed a great time!
Many of the travelers asked me to coordinate an overnight trip in the summer, so I've scheduled one for August 20 through 21.
The cost for this trip is $66 per person, which includes round-trip transportation, driver tip, tolls, and beverage services on the bus.
Additionally, I will check into reserving a block of rooms for the night, in the event you do not already have a place to stay in New York. I will also arrange for a place to keep your luggage on Sunday until we depart. Hotel costs will be your responsibility, but I will arrange for a discounted rate once I have a count of how many people will be using the hotel.
If you are interested in attending, please email me and I will send you a reservation form and answer any questions.
Also, please feel free to invite anyone you feel might have an interest.
Eric Davison firstname.lastname@example.org
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LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 6 June 3, 2005