Jacobs Returns as Letters Editor
Writer and editor Fay Jacobs is back at the helm as editor of this publication. While she retired from the post last November, when the position became open again, Jacobs was asked to step back in.
“I’m happy to be on board to work with the CAMP Rehoboth staff in communicating with members and readers,“ Jacobs said. “This pandemic and the required social distancing make it even more important than ever to stay connected to our community. While Letters always aims to promote CAMP Rehoboth programs and entertain, right now, it’s critical to provide needed information, both online with the e-edition, and in print.”
Jacobs has been a writer for Letters since 1995, feature editor since the early 2000s, and previously served as editor from February 2018 till November 2019.
Letters content comes from the CAMP Rehoboth staff and a stable of writers as well as directly from the community. The publication always welcomes Letters to the Editor and at this time, seeks fun photos for the CAMPshots pages.
CAMP Rehoboth’s Membership Makes So Much Possible…
As CAMP Rehoboth celebrates its 30th year, it does so with a sense of awe and appreciation. We have a community where we are safe and comfortable in and around Rehoboth. And that is why we come here to visit, party, or put down roots. Much of our comfort level is due to CAMP Rehoboth's unceasing and targeted efforts to "Create A More Positive" environment here in Sussex County, Delaware.
During this time of hunkering down at home and dealing with a completely unexpected pandemic, CAMP Rehoboth wants you to know we are here for you. It may be virtual and online, but our programs continue as much as possible.
Of course, carrying on the work to keep the community safe and comfortable, maintaining our visible presence, and continuing to host terrific events and programs requires ongoing support. If you have not already done so, become a member of CAMP Rehoboth, and you will help provide some of that annual ongoing support. If you are a member, please consider raising the level of your support. You may make a one-time gift or choose a recurring monthly payment. The bigger our membership roster, the more we can do for you.
Our membership levels and accompanying perks are at camprehoboth.com.
I want to thank CAMP Rehoboth very much for all the excellent programming made available to us. CAMP Rehoboth’s Mindfulness Mondays have been instrumental in keeping me afloat amidst loss and stress and grief, as well as stay at home orders. I also have enjoyed the Tai Chi and yoga classes. What a wonderful community resource for these troubled times. It is truly inspiring to see how people and organizations have creatively reached out to help others.
With most museums and galleries (among much else) closed due to COVID-19, we’ve changed up our Arts column for now. Doug Yetter interviewed artist Caroline Huff, a nationally-known fine artist and one of CAMP Rehoboth’s generous supporters. See page Doug's Column in this issue.
CAMP Rehoboth Receives Estate Gift
CAMP Rehoboth recently received a financial gift from the estate of Joseph McMahon, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 76. Joseph McMahon was a graduate of Denison University and the University of Michigan Law School. He was a long-time supporter of CAMP Rehoboth and a tireless advocate of equality for all people, and we are grateful to be one of the recipients of his estate.
Camp Rehoboth co-founder and former board president Murray Archibald said, “Steve and I shared our first beach house in Rehoboth with Joe back in 1980. His friendship and support for us and CAMP Rehoboth and Sundance never wavered—and lives on through this gift.”
Thriving Even So….
LGBTQA+ youth circles are happening!
Despite being in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAMP Rehoboth LGBTQA+ youth created a Virtual Circle time for young people. Meeting twice a week, the virtual circle is designed to build connections, leadership skills, and help members meet other LGBTQA+ youth.
And it’s exciting to note that ALL circle workshops have been well-attended. Each workshop is facilitated by a different circle member; GSA advisors and mentors are included. Each Circle showcases a special speaker as well.
Topics have included (or will include) a Virtual Talent Show, conversations about pets, healthy relationships, teen journaling, and even Conversations with a Drag Queen.
If any reader knows someone who would be interested in these youth circles, contact Bantlitz@camprehoboth.com