Sitting down with Shelly Weil, community activist
You’ve been a member of more than a dozen clubs and committees for Delray Beach. What are you up to this summer?
“I’m really excited to be hosting the Israeli Scouts 2009 Caravan Gefen. They’re making 25 appearances at events in Palm Beach County and mainly Delray Beach Sunday, June 7 to Monday, June 15.”
Is this the first year you’ve helped out with the caravan?
“No. Actually I’ve been a part of it for 36 years. It’s one of four caravans with selected Israeli Scouts that tour throughout the country and perform in 28 states bringing a message of peace and love before returning to Israel.”
How long have you been involved in scouting?
“Since the age of 10; for the past 66 years, my life has been guided by traits of leadership and character.”
Is it giving back to the communities you live in?
“Scouting has always reminded me to continue to give back all that has been given to me through my life and others.”
What’s something people that aren’t in your immediate life circle don’t know?
“I was the founder and CEO of Miss Chocolate Company from 1967 to 1995.”
How long and where do you live in Delray Beach?
“I’ve lived in Delray for 22 years. I live in Hamel Country Club.”
What are you hobbies?
“Running marathons, cycling, golf and tennis.”