Winter 2004 Newsletter
week, Ms. Wheelchair Maryland and I went to the
Baltimore Civic Center to help out at an event
to feed people who are less fortunate. The event
was sponsored by Goodwill Industries. What a
wonderful feeling it was to give back to others.
One may ask what this has to do with dating?
Well I feel that it has everything to do with
When you meet someone special, you
need to learn to give of yourself before you can
accept another person’s love. No, this is not
just some rattling-on from the Director, I
really mean it. In order to receive healthy love
you need to be able to give it unconditionally.
The word unconditionally is a difficult
word in American culture today but it can be
reached if we dig deep enough.
Sixteen years ago at a Dateable holiday party
I met a person named Todd Mullins. Todd and I
found some common areas in our lives to share.
Todd and I created a wonderful bond over time
and became the best of friends. We have traveled
all over this country together and even went to
Cuba. Todd and I had differences and struggles
but most of all we had laughter; Laughter
together, laughter at each other, and some times
laughter at others. We could laugh together
mainly because of the unconditional love we had
for each other. Sometimes that opportunity only
comes around once in your life may it be a
friend or a mate. Todd past away this year and
left a big gap in my life.
In the dating world people may come and go
maybe not through death but through breakup. I
ask you through this holiday season and on in to
the new year to view people on a different
level. Appreciate everyone for who they are and
you never know, you may find the allusive
unconditional love. Todd, thank you for 16
wonderful years; here is to you bud, Cheers….
January, February, March 2004
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Wheelchair Maryland organization crowned it's
new titleholder on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at
the DoubleTree Hotel in Rockville, Maryland
after a weekend of discussion groups,
empowerment seminars, and some fun times too!
Juliette Rizzo, pictured at right, was delighted
and excited to be crowned Ms. Wheelchair
Maryland 2004. Her platform is Young Adult
Transition. Congratulations to all the
ladies who participated in this unique event.
Just down the road from Maryland, the Ms.
Wheelchair DC organization is gearing up for
it's crowning event in February 2004. Ms.
Wheelchair DC 2004 will be crowned after a
weekend of discussion groups and empowerment
seminars similar to those held during the Ms.
Wheelchair Maryland weekend. The Ms. Wheelchair
DC organization is accepting contestants and if
you are interested or know someone who may be
interested in participating, please contact Jeri
Wasco , Ms. Wheelchair DC Coordinator, at
301-657-3283 for more information.
all sporting fans! We have two great sporting
events on this calendar. First there is the
Washington Capitals vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins
hockey game on Sunday, January 18th at 3:00pm.
The second event is the Washington Wizards vs.
the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game on
Sunday, February 1st at Noon. Both games are at
the MCI Center which is Metro accessible. Please
check the calendar of events for more
information and for ticket purchasing purposes,
it is very important that you RSVP by the date
shown on the calendar and that you pay in
advance for your ticket.
ever attended a performance at the Imagination
Stage? Well, here is your chance. Consider
joining us for a performance of Mufaro's
the BAPA Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland
on Sunday, February 15th. The show begins at
3:30pm so be sure to arrive by 3:00pm in order
to enjoy the entire performance. The Imagination
Stage describes the story of Mufaro's Beautiful
Daughters as "a mystical, magical African
Cinderella story about a pure-hearted girl, her
selfish sister and their loving father. Each
girl takes a different path toward her
destiny—and toward winning the heart of a
prince. This beautiful, lyrical production will
feature African dancing and drumming." Tickets
are $10 and must be paid in advance to the
DateAble office. Please review the calendar of
events for more details.
New in Bethesda
The new Bethesda Urban Partnership "Ask Me"
team is available to assist guests, residents
and employees with navigating downtown Bethesda.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday from 3:30pm-12am and Sunday from
Direct guests to their destinations and provide
directions, Provide information on navigating
downtown Bethesda including directions to Metro,
parking facilities and the Bethesda 8 Trolley,
Provide employees or guests with an escort to
parking facilities, Provide first aid or CPR in
the event of an emergency.
Locations: The "Ask Me" Team will be
stationed in the Woodmont Triangle, Wisconsin
Avenue and Bethesda Row areas to assist visitors
and residents. Additionally, team members will
rove throughout the entire downtown. Team
members will be identifiable by their red shirts
with the words "Ask Me" on the back. Stop by the
"Ask Me" kiosk on the corner of Woodmont and
Bethesda Avenues for free information on
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