Volunteers and Donations Needed for AIDS Walk 2019
On September 21, the CAMP Rehoboth Rainbow Walkers Team will again participate in AIDS Walk Delaware. Produced by AIDS Delaware in partnership with other HIV service organizations, AIDS Walk Delaware is held in both Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, and benefits Delawareans affected by HIV/AIDS. There are three ways to help. Sign up to be a volunteer for the event, be a walker, and/or support one of the teams by making a donation. Please join the CAMP Rehoboth Rainbow Walkers team, volunteer, or make a donation to help the team reach its fundraising goal. Sign up as a volunteer or to participate in the walk. ▼
Sold to the Bidder Across the Street
Bidding at this year’s CAMP Rehoboth Bachelor Auction at Aqua was so exciting it had bidders from the balcony of The Pines on the other side of Baltimore Avenue. CAMP Rehoboth (and Sundance) auctioneer Lorne Crawford, with help from Fancie P. Charmington and Bachelor Auction boss Chris Beagle, kept the crowd under control—for the most part—and a good time was had by all. CAMP Rehoboth says thank you to all the bachelors and to the restaurants who contributed gift certificates. Photo by Tony Burns. From left: Justin Smarte, Jake Brown, Katie Lyell, Terrell Jones, A.J. Hemphill, Paulette Lanza, Alex Souders, Wesley Ogden, Josh Pocock, Sean Sheehan, Nick Leffler, and Zack Ellis. ▼
Welcome, Chrzanowski and Gay, Our New City Commissioners!
Congratulations to Susan Gay and Edward Chrzanowski, winners of the 2019 Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner election. Susan was the high vote getter with 607 votes. Edward was the next highest with 345 votes. The new commissioners will be sworn into office at the regular commissioners’ meeting on Friday, September 20. The length of the term is three years. ▼
Day-Glo Outfits? Check; Dance Moves? Check; Sundance Tickets?
Sundance is the event everyone will be talking about during Labor Day weekend. Don’t be left out of the biggest party of the year! Tickets are selling fast, and there will be fewer Auction night tickets available this year, so do not wait. ▼
Sign Up For Fun Fall Events
CAMP Rehoboth’s Health & Wellness Program Director, Sal Seeley, has been working hard to create a wide variety of trips, health programs, and personal enrichment classes for the fall and winter season at CAMP Rehoboth. How do you stay up to date with all the wonderful things happening at CAMP Rehoboth? Visit the CAMP Rehoboth website scroll to the very bottom, and enter an email address. It’s that easy! Watch for an exciting email preview of all the fun fall events soon! Stay connected—there’s a lot to do at CAMP Rehoboth this fall. ▼
DDOA 2019 Winners Program at CAMP Rehoboth
On August 3, CAMP Rehoboth hosted an exhibition, performance, and reception for the winners of the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) 2019 Fellowship Awards. CAMP Rehobaoth Arts Team Director Leslie Sinclair was instrumental in putting together the event, and she was joined by Paul Weagraff and Roxanne Stanulis from DDOA, and Ryan Gover from the Biggs Museum, where the exhibition originated. Photo: Shawn Faust, Shelley Kelley, G.W. Thompson, Billie Travalini, Paul Weagraff, Ryan Grover, Roxanne Stanulis, Geraldo Gonzalez, Leslie Sinclair. ▼
Got an Itch to Travel?
With summer coming to a close, perhaps now is the time to make travel plans? Don’t miss the spectacular CAMP Rehoboth 2020 Portugal Riverboat Cruise designed by CAMP Rehoboth Annual Premier Sponsor Accent on Travel, and hosted by CAMP Rehoboth co-founder Murray Archibald. Like previous CAMP Rehoboth travel experiences, the trip is sure to be fun, exciting, and inspirational. It’s also a great way to make new friends. The trip is almost sold out, so don’t delay—sign up today by calling 302-278-6100 or 800-848-3272. ▼
Travels with Letters
Olivia Riverboat Cruise from Paris to Normandy
Rehoboth’s Margie Ripalda, Laurie Schneider, Fay Jacobs, Linda Kemp, Bonnie Quesenberry, and Kate McQueen.
In a recent Wesley Combs article, he said that Sarah McBride would be the first openly transgender person to win a state senator position in America if she wins. Maybe he’s just talking about state senators vs. state delegates? Perhaps something could be said that there are state delegates in other states, because I got the impression that Sarah was the only state legislator from his statement. And I think we want to make people aware of all the good changes that are coming about, right?
Since I live in Virginia, I know that Danica Roem was elected in 2017 as a Virginia State Delegate. I don’t know if other states also have transgender delegates, but Virginia certainly does, and we’re very proud of her.
I’ve never written a letter to the editor before, so thanks for listening.
– Holly Schneider
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