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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 - 35 Beebe Medical Auxiliary pr,00vides tradition of service to community Some of the finest examples of volunteerism are performed on a daily basis at Beebe Medical Cen- ter. In 1936, the auxiliary at Beebe was in its infancy. A handful of women recognized the opportuni- ty to make a significant contribu- tion to the hospital. A few Lewes residents and doctors&apos; wives met to sew hospital bed curtains, make doll clothes for gift shop sales and to furnish a doctor's office. Later, auxiliary fundraising had its beginnings with "bridge teas" and luncheons in members' homes. This gave the auxiliary its first glimpse of the potential of fundraising. Today, auxiliary members num- ber approximately 200. These members symbolize a tradition of service and fundraising that has existed/'or 62 years. Members are easily identified in their pink uni- forms, performing tasks through- out the hospital. Fundraising reached unprece- dented heights in 1994, when the auxiliary pledged $350,000 for the new Women's Health Pavilion, for the purposes of labor and de- livery, and treating women's ill- nesses. The hospital gift shop, staffed and managed by the auxiliary, Nominations sought for Easter Seals award The Easter Seals 1998 National Johanna Cooke Plaut Award hon- ors people with disabilities whose accomplishments have improved communities and have advanced the equality, dignity and indepen- dence of people with disabilities through their example. Nominations are being sought for the award. Award recipients should have built a record of com- draws customers to an especially attractive variety of distinctive gifts at modest prices. Low prices are made possible through auxil- iary volunteer staffing, with auxil- iary saleswomen receiving dis- counts on their own gift shop mer- chandise. The auxiliary craft group, which meets each Tuesday, produces a variety of handmade items that are sold at bazaars in the hospital's Sun Lobby. Donated fabric and other mate- rials allow for very affordable pricing of the items. Fellowship and camaraderie among like- minded women make these meet- ings welcome visits for members. Plans are in the works for future craftmaking and sales. A special book sale is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20 and 21, in the Sun Lobby, and a fine jewelry sale is slated for Friday, Sept. 25. The hospital information desk is a key auxiliary function, as well as an interesting task tbr those who staff it. Visitors stop to ask pa- tients' room numbers and direc- tions. The inlbrmation desk is a busy place, given its close proximity to the Round Table Deli, public tele- phones, gift shop, nearby eleva- munity leadership over a number of years. While some candidates may have chosen to advance the progress of people with disabili- ties, community involvement is equally important. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31. Winners and nominees will be notified by Sept. 30. The award will be presented during Easter Seals' ninth annual EDI award ceremony Oct. 5 in New York City. For more information or for nomination forms, call Rozie Zap- po at 302-324-4444. torN and admissions office. Beebe's television service is al- so under the auspices of the Beebe Medical auxiliary. New auxiliary members are welcome to volunteer in a con- stantly expanding hospital, where the newest technology in medi- cine and surgery draw the finest physicians. There is a'need for auxiliary members who wish to become involved in a most worth- while endeavor. Many openings are available for auxiliary volun- teers who wish to make a differ- ence. For more information, call 645- 3307. SUSAN L. ROGERS, M.D., P.A. announces the affiliation of CHARLES A. STANISLAV, M.D. BOARD CERTIFIED IN BOTH PEDIATRICS &: INTERNAL MEDICINE BEGINNING AUGUST 3, 1998 .... :: #::: !iil if:!: I O0 for appointments. ...... :: < {ii:!ai: RCHWAY PR OFES S I O N A L B UI L D I N G 1: SAVANNAH RD., SUITE 2 LEWES, DE Bayside !i e world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? /'u've ,ot to have what it takes to suc- I ceed. And part of that is good, solid " health. That's what we're all about. We provide you with a highly personalized program that will help improve your fitness and mltrition. In fact, we'll even Jl Now l] [[ YOU Can Pay II giveyoutwof ...... ionswldla [ Monthly [1 qualified personal trainer. Now that ought to make your heart race. The Firm Health Club, Inc. ir The Health Club For Every.Body One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center * (302) 22741363 For