City plans for World AIDS Day
Key West will commemorate World AIDS Day with a ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of Glynn Archer Elementary School on White Street.
There will be a short candlelight march to the only official AIDS Memorial in the United States at White Street Pier.
World AIDS Day theme this year is "Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths."
A brief ceremony will begin around 5 p.m. at the Key West AIDS Memorial. The program will include speakers, live music and the reading of names on the memorial.
The Key West AIDS Memorial was dedicated 15 years ago and is a tribute to those who have died of AIDS. There are now 1,220 names inscribed on granite monuments embedded in the walkway approaching White Street Pier on the Atlantic Ocean. Visit KeyWestAIDS.org for information, to make a donation or nominate a name to be inscribed on the memorial.
Coast Guard benefit gala set
The Key West Navy League will host a fundraiser reception and a screening of the film "The Perfect Storm" at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., to raise money for the Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters commissioning planned for Nov. 16.
The movie will begin at 7 p.m. and a reception will follow.
The $50 donation entitles participants one free ticket in the multi-prize raffle. There will also be a silent auction, music and a cash bar. Active duty military members in uniform will receive two tickets for the price of one.
Coast Guard Sector Key West is slated to receive six of the new Fast Response Cutters and the Cutter Charles David Jr. will the be the first to enter service.
For information, call Cassandra Toppino at 305-942-3025 or Cindy McCausland at 305-942-9748.
Seminar teaches customer service
Elisa Levy, a renowned speaker, author and business facilitator, will offer a seminar called "Creating a Culture of Customer Service" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Marriott Beachside Resort, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West.
The seminar will provide attendees with the necessary tools to:
• Coach employees who aren't up to par
• Ensure that customer service is always on the minds of employees
• Use customer feedback to make meaningful changes
• Gain recognition through social media
Presented by the Key West Chamber of Commerce, the seminar costs $64 per Chamber member and $84 per non-member and incudes a continental breakfast. Enrollment forms and payment must be received by noon Nov. 26 at the Chamber offices, 510 Greene St., Key West. For information or registration, visit keywestchamber.org or call 305-294-2587.