THE COMMUNITY LETTER’s Dave VanderPol doesn’t have goodtiming when it comes to experiencing the occasional medical emergenciesthat come his way. A pulse of 219 beats per minute necessitated the52 year-old Executive Editor seek hospital care the weekend before thenewspaper’s 20th Anniversary Dinner was to be held last month.Thankfully VanderPol did not suffer a heart attack. Rather heexperienced an episode of a condition known as Supra VentricularTachycardia, the most common and easiest to treat heart rhythmdisturbance.“The doctors who treated me ordered me to eliminate caffeine,decrease my stress level and cut out fast food meals in order to controland prevent repeat episodes. No caffeine?!? Its bad enough I have togive up sweets, being a diabetic! That’s a tall order even for a RecoveringCatholic. It’s like Lent all year round!”, VanderPol jokingly protested.With VanderPol personally handling many of the last minutedetails pertaining to the dinner, upon his discharge from the hospitalVanderPol contacted ticket holders and sponsors to offer a refund andto offer three alternative dates for the event. All but one ticket holderwas able to attend on Friday, July 30th, so that date was selected.Rev. Todd Eklof and Kentucky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian will speak atthe dinner. Both are widely respected voices for GLBT equality. You canread about the controversy created by Eklof’s recently published book,
A Gospel For Liberals,
elsewhere on this page.Musical entertainment for the dinner will be provided by popular
Louisville singer Christopher Raley. He recently was a nalist in a talent
contest hosted by Q bar.The festivities will begin at 7:30pm (again, the rescheduled date isFriday, July 30) at First Unitarian Church, 4th and York Streets, less
than one mile from the apartment building where the rst issue of the
newspaper was produced.Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Dinner of THE LETTER
must bepurchased in advance
and are now on sale for $15.00. Vegetarian andnon-vegetarian main courses will be available. Beer and wine will beavailable for an additional donation.For more information or to purchase a ticket, write firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (502) 419-2597. Tickets mayalso be purchased by sending a check, payable to THE LETTER, to Post
Ofce Box 7842; Louisville, KY 40257.
Tickets must be purchased no later than Monday, July 26.
Newspaper Annersar Dnner Reschedued: Frda, Ju 30
The RespecTed souRce foR GLBT News siNce JuNe 1990