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22 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 16 - January 22, 1998 CAPE LII7E Cape Region AARP officers, board members take '98 oath Jen Elllngsworth photos The Southeastern Sussex Chapter 3543 of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) inducted its '98 officers and board of directors at a luncheon at the BayCenter in Dewey Bach on Tuesday, Jan. 13. AARP Delaware President Dick Johnson (on left) is shown with incoming officers (l-r) Janet Mitchell, chapter president; Joyce Stecher, first vice presi- dent; James Maya, second vice president; Mike Wojton, treasurer; and Bill Holman, assistant treasurer. The incoming board of directors includes (l-r) Donald Mitchell, Betty Maya, Thomas Stech- er, Mary Lou Koch, Dick Koch, Mary Ann Richards, Rose Cart and Don Richter. Chairpersons for the organization in '98 are (l-r, in front) Mary Sinex, hostess and luncheon chair; Bill Holman, com- munity service chair; and Joyce Stecher, program chair. Shown in back row are Sally Zinnato, sunshine chair; Fran Bell, blood pressure chair; Lois Lantz, tour chair; Tom Sav- age, assistant legislative chair; Dade Tomlin, scam chair;Rose Payne, legislative chair; Nancy Rodenbaugh, membership chair; and George Johns, nominating chair. The AARP also presented its year-end contributions to local organizations, including the Children's Beach House, Meals on Wheels, Inc., Casa San Fransisco and St. Vincent dePaul Society. Shown at the presentation are (l-r) Tom Seery, pres- ident of Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach; Janet Mitchell, AARP chapter president; Marion Bau, direc- tor of Casa San Fransisco; Jack Deeds, member of St. Vincent dePaul Society; Julie Stutesmun, Children's Beach House teacheri and Bill Holman, assistant treasurer and chair of ad- hoc committee. Milford By Rosanne Pack Christmas has passed, and the Milford Community Choir's an- nual holiday concert raised more than $6,000 for the needs of more than 120 children and some adults in southern Delaware. Now, mem- bers of the five-year-old nonprofit corporation are thinking of singing a different tune. Members of the board of direc- tors are aware that need doesn't start and end with the Christmas season; they are planning to make the organization active throughout the year. They hope to get another concert organized for spring, and long-term plans include expand- ing the work of the community choir into acting as a referral and resource agency in addition to helping families during the holi- days. Community Choir wants to shar00e holiday spirit all year long the board of directors, said, "We i , ..... ! . would like to be a conduit for peo- ple who need to find assistance. !iii! ................... ! ....   ................ ?:, Our ultimate goal is to create a ..... .:: .....  :  c o m p 1 e t e ed u c a t i o nal fo rc e .... :i,:::  .... through the group. We know that ..... ' ......   ..... rection we are going.We are talking about three to" four  , Z  ii:'!!i!: years from now, but that is the di- l i!i ::::::!{! fi', ii "We want to do more than just '   :  :ii: . : help people at Christmas, and we ...... :. .......... Ci  ::e {: want to provide more than finan ....... "   @:i! iJ.J :!i!{ {{ i so they can care for themselves. " ".7 i!. I ! '' ; :' " Giving people gifts is great; teach- ., , !.x  ..ii   .... theiring themown moneyhW tOforWOrkgiftsandandearnba_ : : i  ";,% ..... ' 7>" ':( : !' ::i   " i ii sic needs is greater." Rosanne Pack photo The Milford Community Choir Board members of the Milford Community Choir spent some of their holiday time going started with a few individuals who over applications submitted by needy families in southern Delaware. The organization raised felt that a benefit Christmas con- $6,000 to help families during Christmas. Pictured (l-r) are(l-r) Jason James Sr., Myrna Shock- Continued on page 24 ley, David Sbockley and Franklin Fountain.