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.

FREE refurbished computers for RSVP volunteers. Distribution will be on first come first serve basis. Contact the RSVP office at 304.527.3410 if you would like a computer.

RSVP has been making calls to update volunteer records, if you have a call on your answering matching, please respond as soon as possible to help us update your current information. We need all volunteer hours for 2012, please complete your hour sheets. Reminder: we must have volunteer and supervisor signatures. RSVP will also be visiting stations, to touch base with up and coming program changes. Please, look for our call.

RSVP participates in Child and Family Poverty in Brooke and Hancock Counties forum. Informational meeting was hosted by CHANGE, Inc., and facilitated by Stephen N. Smith, Executive Director of WV Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, (ssmith@wvhealthykids.org/ 304.610.6512). “It is essential that we hear from you and are eager to understand your concerns.” Thank you to Rick Rekowski, Mary H. Weir Library, for the picture.

Volunteers Hard at Work Roger Shriner, Ed Wilkerson and Bill Kocher, RSVP volunteers recruited , for Community Garden service, also continue to serve through winter, assisting neighbors with shoveling light snow. Good work Volunteers! Roger said he likes to get out of the house, so he finds something to do. He enjoys helping his neighbors.

 

RSVP ASAP:  ASAP has been very busy! Good job Tonette coordinating the MLK Day event!  Read about  RSVP ASAP  in the Newsletter.  Alina, looking forward to your event!

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

 

 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, of current year 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 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. 

  Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook)
Volunteers:  Frances Lucas, Charles Hill, Terry Elicia, Sheldon Elicia, and Seth Holmes

URGENT!... Brooke-Hancock Nutrition is looking for a volunteer, Mon thru Fri, at The Greater Weirton Senior Center. Please call 304.527.3410.  One hour per day!  BINGO assistance is needed on Friday evenings (smoking).

Table of Hope located at the First United Methodist Church on corner of West & Lee Street needs volunteer assistance.  Please contact Bob McClelland at 304.914.3562.

AARP Tax Preparation starting February 5, 2013
Bill Lantz holds first training and lab session with tax team. (Sonny Crossley, Elwood Beihl, Jr., Becky Weigand and George N. Dragonir). Good job on passing you test!  Brooke County Senior Center - Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. Please call 304.527.3410.
Please bring 2011 paid personal property tax receipts with prior year tax information. CALL EARLY!

RSVP Volunteer hard at work:  A little more about Antoinette Wilkerson: She started with RSVP in 1992 assisting with the RSVP lap robe Christmas project. Antoinette reached her 20 years on November 24, 2012 serving a total of 26,788 hours, volunteering from home. She said she actually started crocheting lap robes in 1978. She gave her first 14 lap robes to Brightwood and 15 to Carriage Inn before she joined RSVP. She was one of the volunteers involved in starting the lap robe Christmas project with RSVP director, Donna Weaver. Antoinette has currently served 22,500 hours making 375 beautiful lap robes that have been distributed to residents of area assisted living homes. She also has 1,280 hours of service making 100’s of hats, scarves, booties, baby blankets and dresses for orphanages and missions sponsored by a Presbyterian church in the Pittsburgh Area. 

She partnered with another RSVP volunteer, Margaret Freshwater, making over 80 tops for the Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville. Antoinette says she sews during the day and crochets at night. Antoinette assisted four hours with City of Follansbee beautification project.

She lends her expertise in planting flowers in downtown business area every year.Antoinette’s year to date service has added to her community $435,604. Great service to your community Antoinette! Shop online at iGive to help RSVP 26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction.

Shop online at iGive to help RSVP  26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction.  http://www.igive.com/

FYI:  Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications are being accepted beginning this week. The home heating bill assistance applications will be accepted thorough Tuesday, February 1st

Eligibility is based on income and household size. Income must be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (For example: $2,498/mo. for a family of 4; $3,356 for a family of 6)

Application forms are available at local WV DHHR offices, Community Action Agency offices and Senior Centers operated by any Area Agency on Aging. Forms are also available online at www.wvinroads.org  Note: Print and complete the online application form and mail it to the DHHR office in your home county. Sending forms to the wrong place or to a utility company will delay the application.

 

   

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Beckner, Lee

Brady, Mae

Calahan-Kirchner, Mary

Campbell, Harold

Cawthome, Jaqueline

Dragonir, George

Gaston, Debbie

Gonzales, Martha

Gray, Zane

Hood, Shirley C.

Irvin, Jean A.

Kahley, Florence
Kennedy, Mary A.
Kimball, Thelma
Kompardo-Zeiler Catherine
Kutrovac, Margared “ Fay”
McCoy, Barbara
Mitsch, Christine
Mullen, Michael
Pantelis,Delores
Potenzini, Todd
Puskarich, June D.
Quattrocchi, Arthur J.
Randolph, Alex
Richmond, John
Stafford, Jane
Temple, Pearl
Vidoni, Linda
Vorhees, Mel
Weigel, George
West, Kathee
 

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