Spread the Word:  RSVP is asking for your help!  Please pass along your newsletter to a friend to help get the word out about the program activities and need for volunteers.

RSVP CERT Members Notice:  September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Check out FREE online exercises to help you be prepared. www.FormidableFootprint.org

RSVP Coordinator – Senior of the Year Recipient 

Nominated by Glynda Marie Walker, Linda is very active in her community volunteering at:  Wheeling Hospital, Department of Correction, Odgen Race, Welty Nursing Home, and assisting citizens in her community with errands of shopping and dining.  Glynda states, “Linda is a lady with the “Angel of Love” a “Big Heart.  She encourages seniors to enjoy life outwardly and has such an internal beauty.”  Congratulations, Linda!

AARP Safe Driving Classes  August 7 & 8th, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. "Eight Hour Class" School personnel discount of $5 also. AARP Members $12, non-members $14.

August 9 &10 2012 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Eight Hour Class EVENING” Christ United Methodist Church instructed by Ralph Cox. Call 304.527.3410 to register.

Newest Volunteer Opportunities: 

WV Attorney General Consumer Advocate needing assistance on Sept 7, 8, 9, Brooke County Fair, September 14, 15, Hancock County Old Timers Festival, October 5, 6 7, Wellsburg Apple Festival, October 13, 14, Christmas in the Park.

RSVP NEEDS YOUR HELP! We will lose the AARP Tax Assistance Service unless we find one (1) volunteers to commit to 2012/2013 tax season! Please ask your friends and family if they might be able to help us! Thank You

Weirton Medical Center Needs Volunteers! Contact Sandra Weigel at 797.6112 regarding Orientation - Application needs to be in one week prior to orientation. You can pick up your application at WMC Gift Shop.

Weirton Senior Center - Lunch Assistant Needed!

Volunteers Needed!
AARP Tax Assistance - Tax Assistant - Bill Lantz - 304.527.3410
A Child’s Place CASA - Clerical  - Rhonda Stubbs - 304.737.4444

American Lung Association -  Fundraising Assistant - Pamela J. Wilson - 304.242.6645
Ann’s Country Retreat - Admin Assistant - Carolyn Mason - 304.737.0941
Appalachian Outreach Inc. - Grant Asst, Clerical - Rose Hart -  304.845.2762

Benwood-McMechen Housing Authority - Clerical - Cindy Tribett - 304.233.0830
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Admin Assistant - Shanna Kemp -  304.232.0520
Brooke County Singing Group - Director - Joy Crawford - 304.527.3410
Brooke County WVU Extension Office - Energy  Express - Alicia Cassels - 304.737.3666

Central Blood Bank - Marilyn Stuckert - 412-209-7648

CHANGE Inc. - Clerical - Judy Raveaux - 304.797.7733

Cockayne Farmstead Preservation Project - Tour Guide - Thomas Tarowsky - 304.845.1411

Comfort House - Clerical - Tammy Lewis - 304.723.0083

Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council - Program Assistant - Roseann L. Teramana - 304.232.8601
Hancock County WVU Extension Office
- Energy Express volunteers (reading, writing and art) and a Camp Cook - Carole Sheerbaum - 304.564.3805

Hooverson Heights Elementary - Teacher Instructor - Nicole Ennis - 304.527.0870

Information Helpline - Clerical - Melynda Sampson - 304.233.6300

Intrepid/In Home Care - Clerical - Sandra Zanos - 304.723.9696

Laughlin Memorial Chapel - Office Assistant with typing or computer experience - Rev. Marcia Allen - 304.232.2630

Madison Elementary School Anchor Program - Teacher/Instructor - Rosemary Anderson - 304.243.0366

Marshall County Animal Shelter - Clerical - Cindy Brautigan - 304.845.9770

Mary H. Weir Public Library - Clerical - Rik Rekowski 304.797.8510

Mom's In Touch - Assistant - Dorothy Boyko - 304.559.7664

Northern Panhandle Res. Cons. & Dev. - Warehouse Assistant - Howard Coffield - 304.242.0576

Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph - Companions and person to push wheelchair outside - Susan Vaughan - 304.232.8160

Soup Kitchen of Great Wheeling - Food Service - Becky Rodocker - 304.233.2992

The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley -Receptionist - Vera Uyehara - 304.214.5437

Weirton Geriatric Center - Weekend person to do exercise and play games with residents - Mary Ann Boyd  - 304.723.4300

Weirton United Way - Brochure folding - Kristin Bowman Cross -  304.748.7213

Weirton Medical Center - Numerous Opportunities - - Sondra Weigle - 304.797.6112

Wheeling Health Right - Office cleaner - Kathie Brown - 304.233.9323


 Fundraisers:  Recycle and help your RSVP fundraise.  Drop off your used ink cartridges and cell phones at your local RSVP office.

Click to Register your Kroger Plus Card online to help RSVP.         

ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS Must Re-Enroll April 1, 2011 to continue earning rewards for RSVP.  Please call the office; we'll help you register if you need assistance. Call 304.527.3410 and we’ll walk you through.  Select Ohio, enroll at the store you shop and select Charity Organization Name:   BROOKE COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING RSVP Organization Number: 83852 (No Computer? Call the office and we’ll send you a barcode to contribute)  Just need to use your card to contribute!  IT’S EASY!

Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook)
Volunteer(s): Anne Thompson, Katie Barrett, Regina Jackson, Jim Mansfield, Elaine Watchorn, Tom Moore, Kathy Moore, Bonnie See and Kathee West

Community Garden Updates

Special Thanks to Lu Tate, Follansbee Italian Grill, Business Owner, Follansbee Mayor David A. Velegol and Lewis & Nancy Brooks for Donations to help with WATER costs.  Also, Follansbee City Council and Paul & Carol Scurti, Scavati’s Restaurant, Owners, for future plans to assist with Water at little or no cost.  Follansbee garden has produced approximately 80 zucchini and 100 cucumbers, some tangy radishes, sweet basil and medium hot peppers donated to local seniors who have manned the garden and seniors at the Brooke County Senior Center. To get involved stop by the garden at 930 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, Volunteers usually there Mon-Sat 7:00 p.m. or help at your convenience. Our Benwood/McMechen garden currently has knee high corn, will be picking soon!Pictured above Julia Stankevich.

Testimonials:  "I fully support your efforts for the Community Garden as it provides so many benefits." Follansbee Mayor, David Velegol, Jr.

Special Thanks to volunteers who assisted with manning booths at Follansbee Community Days.  Pictured are Linda Rockwell and Edith Cooper who assisted with literature distribution for Consumer Advocates. Volunteer participants:  Janet Benzo, Helen Kohen, Dorothy Gorman, Kathy & Tom Moore, Loretta Ceccarelli, Rae Tate, Al Anglin, Becky Deitch, Julia Stankevich, Bill Lantz, Vivian Hunt, Bernard Hunt, Nora Neff, Dick Laughlin, Vera Morton, Martha Gonzales and Woody Leazear. We appreciate your hard work and dedication.


WELCOME, CARISSA VENNING ASAP BROOKE COUNTY VISTA:  Carissa will be joining the RSVP ASAP in Brooke County on August 23, 2012.


RSVP ASAP: Thank You to Alina Hopkins, VISTA, for creating RSVP ASAP Training Powrpoint, Volunteer Manual, Tips on Handling Behaviors, Adult Learning Styles, Learning Style Characteristics, Read about RSVP ASAP  in the Newsletter.

RSVP VFV :  Special Thank You to Jim DeMaria for assuming the position as Veterans for Veterans Treasurer. RSVP VFV Newsletter.

RSVP State Wide: Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E. Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report June 2012 for West Virginia Projects. We appreciate all you do. Click here to view report.

Thank You: Brooke County Senior Center for hosting a wonderful Senior Picnic.  We had a lot of fun while recruiting new volunteers!  Pictured above Linda Vidoni recruiting Linda Heaton.


Special Thanks to Weirton United Way for your continued support of the RSVP.   

Thank You, Elizabeth Turak and Emmalena Khourey, interns from office of State Auditor, Glen B. Gainer III, for assistance in manning the Community Days booth. You may still purchase cookbooks, to help the Weirton United Way, containing 350 recipes at $10 each by calling:  304.748.7213 

Shop online at iGive to help RSVP.  26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction

Up and Coming Events:  Saturday, August 18, 2012, Summer of Fun at Follansbee City Park Community Watch Family Picnic.  FREE: Movie: Soul Surfer (Bring Chair or Blanket).  50/50 Drawing


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Arbogast, Irene E.

Arbogast, Edward L.

Bechtel, Joseph

Billiard, Paud (Bud)

Blair, Ashleigh

Brown, Beulah

Burgess, Marjorie

Burkle, Phyllis

Caseman, Gretchen

Cooper, Brady

Croce, Dorothy

Dearth, Bill

Devers, Lois

DiPalma, Maxine

Edwards, Dolores M.

Fedoush, Lenna

Golar, Louis

Gosney, Harold E. Jr.


Heckert, Georgia

Hill, Carolyn

Hupka, James R.

Jackson, Hunter

Jackson, Regina

Johns, Encil

Kennedy, Donald

Kerr, JoAnn

Konkle, William E.

Lamone, Molly

Lash, Thomas

Light, Harry

Liller, Kodey

Long, Gerald

Marshall, Katherine

McColloch, Iona

McConnell, Michael E.

McMasters, Evelyn

Mellon, Karen

Niciforos, Ann

Pickens, Freda

Powell, Hazel

Price, Koriene

Reasbeck, Kelly

Riggs, Gary

Rusnak, Gene

Smith, Mary J.

Tarr, Nancy

Wagner, Connie

Ward, Dorothy



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