Merry Christmas
RSVP Staff, Advisory Council and AmeriCorps VISTA

Special Thanks to RSVP Advisory Council, Stations and Volunteers.  Thank you for assisting RSVP in their annual Program Evaluation.  Your help in completing the telephone survey is greatly appreciated.
Shop online at iGive to help RSVP.  26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction. Help RSVP with your online Holiday Shopping.

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!

RSVP is in search of advisory council members representing Ohio and Marshall Counties. If you are interested, please contact Linda Vidoni at 304.233.0075.

Special thanks to Brooke County Fair chairs for hosting a wonderful Volunteer Recognition.  Pictured below in attendance Jim Hupka, Dorothy Gorman and Marti Iannucci.

Special thanks to the Crazy Quilters (Beulah Brown, Joyce Bell, Betty Keaster, Sam Zachodni, Eilene Shemask)for donating 16 lap robes and 4 pillows.

Volunteers Needed!


Mary H. Weir Public Library - Library needs Exhibition Display Room-Docent-Volunteers Tues. Nov. 1, 2011 thru Dec. 10, 2011.

Weirton Steel Bulletin Reading Room - Dec. 5, 2011 thru Dec. 10, 2011.


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

AARP Tax Assistance - Tax Assistant - George Weigle - 304.723.0816
A Child’s Place CASA
- Clerical  - Rhonda Stubbs - 304.737.4444
Ann’s Country Retreat
- Admin Assistant - Carolyn Mason - 304.737.0941
Appalachian Outreach Inc.
- Grant Asst, Clerical - Rose Hart -  304.845.2762
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
Hancock County WVU Extension Office
- Energy Express volunteers (reading, writing and art) and a Camp Cook - Carole Sheerbaum - 304.564.3805

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

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

Wheeling Health Right - Office cleaner - Kathie Brown - 304.233.9323

RSVP ASAP fundraiser needs your assistance, please drop off your receipts at the RSVP office or your local Smith Oil dealer and RSVP will receive 1% of your purchase.  Thank you Smith Oil.

  (RSVP Volunteer Handbook) Rev9-19-11

Welcome Volunteer(s): Amy Burns, Minter Shrader, Pat Shrader, Anne Thompson, Beulah Brown, Joyce Bell, Betty Keaster, Sam Zachodni, Eilene Shemask

VISTA ASAP Volunteers:  Jesica Anesetti, Rhiannon Morris

Due to Program Changes RSVP will not hold their annual Christmas Dance but will offer assistance to local Senior Center Christmas Parties upon request.

Brooke County Senior Center Christmas Party: December 14, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Follansbee Community House - Admission $5 - RSVP by November 30, 2011 (304.527.3410)

Hancock County Senior Center Christmas Party: December 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m., Hancock County Senior Center - Admission $9 - RSVP by November 30, 2011 (304.564.3801)

Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley Christmas Party: December 22, 2011, 10:30 a.m., - M.J. Viola Senior Center -  Admission $2 + Meal, RSVP by December 20, 2011. (304.232.6730) Ask for April.

RSVP ASAP:  Program is expanding to 2200 Marshall St., Benwood, WV. If you are interested in volunteering with ASAP, please contact Tonette or Linda at 304.843.1174.  Special thanks to Benwood/McMechen Housing Authority for your support and Tonette and Linda for your great work!To find out more of what's happening check out  RSVP ASAP.

RSVP State Wide: Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E. Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report Octrober 2011 for West Virginia Projects.  We appreciate your efforts.  Click here to view report.

Special Thanks

Jack Cassella volunteers at the Community Bread Basket that serves Brooke and Hancock Counties. A shelter that will receive your donations for “Make a Difference” . RSVP is asking volunteers to support your local community shelters by bringing 5 dry good items such as soups, mashed potatoes or stuffing to your local senior centers by December 9, 2011. 

RSVP needs volunteers to bake for Easter Seals Cookie Caper, contact Jess at 304.242.1390 ext. 121. Cookies are due at the Brooke County Senior Center on December 6, 2011.

Please bring your lap robes to the Brooke County Senior Center by December 15, 2011.   

RSVP Christmas Project is in need of 4 ply yarn.  PLEASE...PLEASE…PLEASE…DONATE.

Special thanks to volunteers who assisted with the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. Pictured right: Mr. Rick Rekowski, Janet Benzo and Professor Richard Lizza.

Mabel Winesburg has crocheted two receiving blankets and seventeen hats for donation to RSVP station Birth to Three. 


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