Happy New Year!
RSVP Staff, Advisory Council and AmeriCorps VISTA

Up and coming MLK Day Events needing volunteer assistance:

  • Volunteers are needed to assist with first aide training for the Brooke and Marshall County ASAP on January 27, 2012..

  • Volunteers are need to assist with "Break Bread with the Bruins" on January 16, 2012 in Cafeteria A from 4:00-7:00 pm.

  • West Virginia Attorney General will be offering a consumer protection education training at the Brooke County Senior Center in honor of MLK day on January 17, 2012 at 11:30 at Brooke County Senior Center.

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-inís are welcome no appointment necessary.

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

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 weíll 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 weíll send you a barcode to contribute)  Just need to use your card to contribute!  ITíS 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 Childís Place CASA
- Clerical  - Rhonda Stubbs - 304.737.4444
Annís 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 Childrenís 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 Volunteer Handbook) Rev9-19-11

Welcome Volunteer(s): Nancy Barry, Phyllis Jenkins, Pauline McMillian, James Nelson, Patricia Shrader and Minter Shrader, Jr.

VISTA ASAP Volunteers:  Brody Eggort and Jonathan Enerich

Special Thanks to AARP Safe Driving volunteers:  Lee Beckner, Jack Cassella, Ralph Cox, Philip Dolan, Dickey Laughlin, Sally Marple, Denise May, John  Richmond and Mel Vorhees for your commitment to serve your community by instructing 138 mature citizens of who 40 were veterans.  Of these 138 citizens 107 completed a survey indicating 35 had taken the class for personal development & insurance discount averaging from $20 - $120 or 3% to 20% savings monthly and 86 indicated they had no accident since taking this course.  Special thanks also to Christ United Methodist Church, Baymont Inn, WV Northern Community College, Miracle Valley Library and Upper Ohio Valley Family Services for your assistance in supplying the instructional site.

RSVP ASAP:  Look for Tonette Alward on Comcast Newsmakers January 1, 2012 through January 28, 2012.  Comcast provides a free forum for non-p0rofit organizations and community leaders as well as local, State and Federal officials topresent events and issues important to the Pittsburgh Region.  Comcast Newsmakers can be seen at :25 and :55 minutes pas the hour on HLN and is available on Comcast cable.   RSVP welcomes it's newest VISTA, Alina Lauren Hopkins.  RSVP ASAP Newsletter.

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

Special Thanks: Pictured above is Donna Stephens, Shirley Hood and Bill Kocher assisting in the deliver of 186 lap robes and shawls that were delivered to six area assisted living facilities. Special thanks to 15 volunteers who served 8,820 hours. Volunteers were:  Nancy Forester, Annette Mullen, Rae Tate, Hattie Adams, Mary Tennant, Antonette Wilkerson, Gerry Taibi, Eva Shelton, Nora Neff, Vivian Hunt, Beulah Brown, Joyce Bell, Betty Keaster, Sam Zachodni, and Eilene Shemas.

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.

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