Happy Birthday! RSVP
volunteers who celebrate their birthday in January.
A special thank you to Margaret Freshwater for donating a
wonderful quilt to raffle and congratulations to Scherrie Yost the
winner! The beautiful quilt raised $200, Scherrie was
delighted to win.
(One Day) Pittsburgh PA
Trip to be scheduled February 16, 2008.
Reservations for trip due by January 1, 2008. Show will be at 1:00 p.m. $10 for ride and $24 for show
ticket plus cost of dinner.
RSVP Survey Committee discovered there are volunteers not serving
due to lack of transportation. Our advisory committee member
Fred Welshans, Jr. suggested we contact CHANGE
Inc. has agreed to assist RSVP with volunteer
transportation. If you need transportation to your work
site, please contact the RSVP office, to make your travel
arrangements. CHANGE Inc. does request a $2.50 donation one
way to help with gas and vehicle upkeep. Please
do not let the travel cost discourage you from calling RSVP.
Travel arrangements may still be worked out between RSVP, CHANGE
Inc., or you volunteer station.
to Participate in the Corporation for Nation and Community
Service Dr. Martin Luther King Day " West
Virginia's Dream" Project. The challenge is for
West Virginia to have each 40 counties participate to benefit 40
people. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin
Luther King. Please help the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall
County reach the challenge of 40 people benefited and register for
one or both of the following service activities:
Security & Handling Spam Training -by Dave Shalene with
Brooke County Wellsburg Library - River Room - 1:00 p.m.
January 17, 2008
How to start or join Neighborhood Watch Program. - by
John Good CERT/ Citizens Corp Program.
Brooke County Senior Center - 4:00 p.m.
welcome: Bobby Johnson, Sister Rose Michel, Bertha J. Sacco,
Carol E. Mitchell, Jane H. Wallace, Mae June Wiley, Cathy Rusnak,
Nadine Ord and George Pohlman.
Volunteers in Action
A special thank you to VISTA's Scherrie Yost, RSVP Advisory
Board Members, RSVP volunteers who helped make homemade candy
Kelly Fluharty and Linda Vidoni for all your help in the success
of the RSVP Christmas Service Project.
RSVP volunteers collected
282 food items and 176 toys!
Extra food trays were distributed to Brooke Place Family
Connections by Margret Freshwater and Shiloh's Christmas Party
by Linda Porreca . Extra homemade candy was
distributed to Children's Christmas Party for Children
with down syndrome. Canned food items and toys were
distributed to Salvation Army, REACH and Community Bread Basket.
their best wrapping gifts! and
(2008 will be RSVP's 35th Year)
RSVP welcomed 70 new
volunteers and 7 new stations.
- Hosted Sugarcreek Day
- Completed CERT Train the
- Hosted Recognition
Luncheon for over 200 volunteers on the Gateway Partyliner.
- RSVP welcomed first
billboards and Comcast TV Interviews
- Director participating on
Nation NSCA board in Washington DC.
- Recognized the first
"Donna Weaver Volunteer of the Year" service award..
- Special Mention
Volunteers Governors and Spirit Service Awards Jeannie Duffy,
- Initiated color copy
- Hosted Christmas Service
with VISTA/AmeriCorp. Donated 282 non-perishable food
items and 176 toys to Community Bread Basket/Reach/Salvation
- Donated 205 lap robes and
120 slippers to area adult care facilities and shelters.
- Served over 55,000 volunteer hours.
are needed at the Weirton Christian Center. Duties will be School Mentor or Office Assistant.
are needed to assist the Alzheimer’s Support Group at
the Wellsburg Library on second Thursday of the month.
are needing two volunteers to help with quilting on
Wednesday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Tax Assistance classes in January for needed volunteers.