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24- GAPE GAZETTE; Friday, April 26- May 2, 1996 Dave Karten photo VFW honors Commander Moran Commander-in-chief Paul/k Spera 0eft), Veterans of For- eign Wars of the United States, presents a plaque of honor in special recognition and appreciation to Edwin T. Moran Sr. of Rehoboth Beach in a brief ceremony at Ocean View VFW Post 7234 April 22. The award cited Moran's outstanding services and sustained efforts on behalf of veterans while serving as post, district and state commander of the Department of Delaware. Moran is Delaware's only triple crown All Ameri- can Commander and a member of Rehoboth Post 7447. Sussex Family YMCA has new executive director By Kerry Kester Celia Givens, of the Frederick County YMCA in Maryland, has been appointed the new executive director of the Sussex County YMCA. Givens began working in the Rehoboth Beach facility on Monday, April 15. Givens has seven and a half years experience working in the YMCA organization. When she finished her tenure with the Fred- erick County YMCA this spring, she had just completed a long- term project of opening a branch. She is a former early childhood teacher who also gained experi- ence in sales, marketing, training and management prior to accept- ing her first position with the YM- CA. Givens earned her bachelor of science degree in early child- hood from Concord College in West Virginia and did graduate work at West Virginia University. Givens said she would like to see additional program develop- ment both within the Rehoboth Beach facility as well as within Sussex County communities. "We are a county YMCA, and I'd like to see us grow in that aspect," she said. "We need to research and study the communities to see what they're looking for, then see what we can do to meet some of their demands. "We have to look at the Y' from both the business perspective and the community perspective and balance the two," said Givens. "The next step is looking outside of the walls here." Childcare, youth programs and sports programs, she said, may be needed in outlying communities. "They're not going to travel into this facility, so we need to ask what we can take to them," said Givens. "It could be fitness, exer- cise programs, sports, whatever." Most important, she said, is build- ing families. She said she favors continuing to build on collaborative efforts with various community re- sources. One proposal she is ex- ploring is the Cape Henlopen School District's request to use the Rehoboth facility in order to begin a swim team. "I think it's a wonderful program," she said of a high school swim team, "and if there's some way for us to look at that, we certainly will." Givens said it is important to maintain a GIVENS good balance between community organizations and resources and the YMCA members. Keeping a balance be- tween what services and times are available to the members needs to be weighed against other commu- nity agency's need to use the fa- cilities, she explained. Givens said she has determined few problems with the current fa- cility, but some smaller issues, such as parking, are on her agen- da. She said the Y' may need to consider a capital campaign with- in the next few years in order to add to the Rehoboth building. Givens would like to strengthen programs in early childhood, for middle school age children and for senior citizens. "I think I'll be working very closely with the childhood department," she said. She said the staff has expressed strong interest in doing more team leadership training with middle school students. Those programs, designed for character building and leadership development, would be held in the evenings. "And I'd like to see more done for the senior citizens," she said. CHEER seeks Capital Campaign volunteers Sussex County Senior Services, Inc., better known as CHEER, is in need of business-minded volun- teers interested in helping them increase public awareness of their new Multi-Purpose Community and Adult Day Care Center and fund raising efforts for their $2 million community campaign. CHEER needs volunteers to so- licit gifts from corporations, busi- nesses, professionals and individ- uals in helping them accomplish their vision, which is to increase and enhance its services to all se- niors and the community in gener- al. Seventeen percent of Sussex's population is over 65 years of age and is continually growing. Cur- rent projections show a 50 percent increase in the elderly population residing in Sussex County within the next 10 years. The new facility will provide adult day care for up to 30 persons and give care givers a much need- ed helping hand. 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