Happy Birthday!
 RSVP volunteers who celebrate their birthday in January.

Ashbee, Mary

Kaminski, Rose

Schramm, Roberta

Bartug, Ella M.

Kappler, Barry

Schwertfeger, Mary

Boby, Irene

Kirkbride, Etta

Stiles, Virginia

Brooks, J.D.

Light, Donna

Tennant, Mary 

Campbell, Gwendolyn

Morris, Helen

Troia, Norman

Cross, Mildred

Norberg, Judith

Ulizio, Roland

Deitch, Becky

Patton, Margaret

Walters, Sally

Fox, John H.

Penrod, Ronald

Wandling, Ann

Gettinger, Stella

Porreca, Linda

Weekley, Elda

Hillyard, Beverly

Riggs, Ethelle H.

Westfall, Della

Hissom, Ruth

Rodocker, Frances

Zadziko, Esther

Hukill, Martha Saffle, Dorothy

RSVP Fundraisers 
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.

The Lion King  (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.

The 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.  

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.  

RSVP 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:

January 15, 2008
Security & Handling Spam Training -by Dave Shalene with State Auditor's Office. 
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.



Please 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!  

Thank You! 

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.
Volunteers at their best wrapping gifts! and

2007 Highlights (2008 will be RSVP's 35th Year)
RSVP welcomed 70 new volunteers and 7 new stations.

  • New York trip.
  • Hosted Sugarcreek Day Trip.
  • Completed CERT Train the Trainer Course..
  • 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, George Weigel
  • Initiated color copy newsletter.
  • Hosted Christmas Service Project Dance with VISTA/AmeriCorp.  Donated 282 non-perishable food items  and 176 toys to Community Bread Basket/Reach/Salvation Army
  • Donated 205 lap robes and 120 slippers to area adult care facilities and shelters.
  • Served over 55,000 volunteer hours.

Help Needed  
Volunteers are needed at the Weirton Christian Center.  Duties will be School Mentor or Office Assistant.    
Volunteers are needed to assist the Alzheimer’s Support Group at the Wellsburg Library on second Thursday of the month.  
Overbrooke Quilters are needing two volunteers to help with quilting on Wednesday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  
AARP Tax Assistance classes in January for needed volunteers.


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