VIA Shares 100 Years Of History With The World

by Dave on March 30, 2010

The Board of Directors and members of the Village Improvement Association (VIA), a Rehoboth Beach-based charitable organization are pleased to announce the launch of its new website, located at www.RehobothBeachVIA.org. After concluding the organization’s lOOth year celebration in 2009, the VIA was eager to publicize its mission, “to raise money for the betterment of the community”, now with the help of the world-wide web.

The organization, established in 1909 to “improve and increase intellectual culture, educational advancement and moral development of its members,” played an integral role in establishing the Rehoboth Art League and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The group conducts civic and charitable work within the Cape Henlopen School District community and contributes funds to many local organizations. Keep watch for popular annual fundraisers such as the fall Golf Outing, the St. Nicholas Tea, Holly Days Luncheon at the RAL, the Cottage Tour Luncheon and tour of the historic clubhouse on the Boardwalk, and delicious bake sales.

By logging onto www.RehobothBeachVIA.org, one can follow the organization’s growth history from the group’s inception to today’s VIA. Online visitors can peruse VIA events and fundraiser links to find those events and efforts they are willing to come out and support.

“We just want the public to be more aware of our existence,” said VIA member Sherry Hall. “We host a number of fundraisers throughout the year and donate to many local organizations and charities. The public now has a way to learn about the VIA online, at any time of the day or night. We are looking forward to reaching people who never heard of the VIA. Hopefully we will gain new supporters… because the more money we can raise, the more we can give back to the Community.”

Developed by Delaware.net in Dover, Delaware, as platform for public information about the group, the website is user-friendly and will also allow more than 200 members of the association to access their organization’s working information such as calendars, meetings, documents and email. “I think it’s a wonderful step forward,” said VIA member Phyllis Stone. “It’s just going to be wonderful for us to communicate with our membership and for the public to learn about us.”

“Since its launch, support for the website from both the membership and public has been overwhelming,” said VIA President Susan Dominguez. “This project was a major feat for us, and I have to thank all of the committees and members who helped us by supplying the needed information and volunteer time to take the VIA into the future.”

The VIA is looking to expand the reach of the organization’s message and are looking to exchange website links with other organizations and businesses. If you are interested in partnering with the VIA, use ‘Contact Us’ on the site to reach Sherry Hall at sltwhall@gmail.com. For any other information, call the Village Improvement Association at (302) 227-1631 or visit www.RehobothBeachVIA.org.

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