Happy Valentine's Day!
RSVP Staff, Advisory Council and AmeriCorps VISTA


AARP Tax Preparation coming in February
It's coming that time again. Tax Season.   Brooke County Senior Center - Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. Please call 527-3410.  

Greater Weirton Senior Center - Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Walk-in’s are welcome no appointment necessary.

Please bring 2010 paid personal property tax receipts with prior year tax information.

RSVP ASAP:   Congratulations ASAP! for your "GRAND OPENING"! Special thanks to Benwood/McMechen Housing Authority for your assistance in providing space. Great job Tonette and Linda.  Click here to see what's happening in the  RSVP ASAP Newsletter.

RSVP State Wide: Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E. Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report December 2011 for West Virginia Projects.  Also a shout out to our State Director Kathleen Roedersheimer and Specialist Karlisa Bradley & Michelle Teare who assist us in our Service and Grant Process. We appreciate all you do.  Click here to view report.

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.

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): Mary Krupinski, Louis Golar and Beverly Morgan.

Special Thanks for your assistance in making RSVP's MLK Day of Service a Success!

Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw for providing RSVP instruction"18 Things You Can Do to Protect your Privacy." (1.800.368.8808) WVAgo.gov.  19 Participants enjoyed your service and assistance in helping make RSVP's MLK Day Project a success.

Volunteers: Jim Brooks, Lavaughn Coulter, Edith Cooper, Mike McMullen, Vera Morton, Mary Schwertfeger, Julia Stankovich and Hank Vincent for your hard work in assisting with BHS “Break Bread with Bruins”.  Also, a thank you to Mrs. Toni Shute, BHS Principal for inviting RSVP to be a part of your MLK Service Project.

Rachel Trausch, Brooke County Committee on Aging nurse, Dorothy Boyko, Marshall County CNA and ASAP 15 volunteers for your First Aid instruction to 23 students who also prepared 55 first-aid kits that will be distributed to local senior citizens.

RSVP Program Evaluation Results:  Program Evaluation committee reported on 30% volunteers and 50% stations.  Report shows staff is strength to the program.  Volunteers are very satisfied with the program. Thank you again committee and volunteers for your time and assistance in helping us complete our evaluation.  Please be sure to let us know if you have ideas for the up and coming Volunteer Recognition Luncheon tentative date is May.


Thank you, Mr. William Kocher, who assisted veterans, seniors and citizens of the 900 Block of Virginia Avenue, Follansbee for your snow removal.  Great Job!

Brooke County PTA Clothes Closet is offering assistance to senior adults in need of clothes this winter.  Contact Bobby Jo Parsns, Brooke County Senior Center at 304.527.3410 or 304.670.0396 in evenings.

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