FUTURE FUNDRAISING EVENTS
July 9 and 10, 2013--Cottage Tour Luncheon
The Village Improvement Association (VIA) will be hosting a luncheon again this year. We look forward to serving our FAMOUS Chicken Salad luncheon from 11:30 am to 2 pm in our newly renovated Clubhouse on the Boardwalk at Grenoble Place working in conjunction with the Rehoboth Art League to provide a relaxing day and a delicious luncheon for those attending the tour.
VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION EXPANDS CLUBHOUSE
The Village Improvement Association (VIA), founded 1909, a charitable, non-profit organization and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and Delaware State Federation of Women's Clubs, undertook renovation of its clubhouse with a ground breaking in July 2012 and the completion of the project in February 2013. With additional space and a membership of over 200, general membership meetings now accommodate those wishing to attend. The clubhouse provides a beautiful new venue for VIA fundraising events and membership activities. The clubhouse will also be available for rental to outside parties with sponsorship by a VIA member, for events, such as, weddings and receptions, community meetings, and other celebrations.
The renovated building includes additional meeting room space, a refurbished kitchen, an ADA compliant bathroom and more storage space. A deck was added on the boardwalk side and new sliding glass doors provide a beautiful ocean view from the meeting room. This is the first major renovation since the Nor'easter of 1962 when the VIA suffered damages requiring the clubhouse to be closed for a period of time for repairs.
The mission of the VIA continues to be the promotion of interests, improvements and progress of the Rehoboth Beach community, and to perform charitable and civic work in and around the Rehoboth Beach area. The organization has had its hand in a long list of community improvements since its inception including working for crosswalks, sidewalks, boardwalk benches and rubbish cans, a town library, assuring the extermination of mosquitoes by the cleanup of Lake Gerar, opening a Well Baby Clinic, co-founding the Rehoboth Art League, purchasing the replica of the Cape Henlopen Light House in town and refurbishing it, beautifying the City with plants, trees and flowers, starting a Food Bank, funding the construction of the Children's Fishing Pier on Lake Gerar, providing a Beebe Nursing Scholarship, sponsoring a free diabetes clinic and chest x-ray program, planting a micro-nature park, opening a day care center, tutoring and mentoring students, helping staff the kiosk during the summer and the Chocolate Festival every March, serving lunches to patrons of the Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour, painting a mural at the Senior Center, buying Beach Wheels for the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, volunteering at numerous organizations in the Cape Henlopen area, and donating money to thirty different charitable organizations each year.
With our new renovated clubhouse, the VIA intends to grow its charitable giving through expanded fundraising activities hosted in it. We invite you to come and visit.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS
MARCH - Chocolate Festival
APRIL - Fashion Show
MAY - Seaside Art Show
JULY - Cottage Tour Luncheon
SEPTEMBER - Golf Tournament
NOVEMBER - St. Nicholas Tea
The Village Improvement Association is a non profit 501 (C) 3 organization.