Happy St. Patrick's Day
RSVP Staff, Advisory Council and AmeriCorps VISTA

Note:  Vernon Thompson has a hospital bed to give away, please contact him at 304.527.4189 if interested.

RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Date Set:  The RSVP Volunteer Recognition will be held May 22, 2012 at Wellsburg Fire Hall from 1:00 p.m. to ?  Guest speaker, Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw.  Special music, Don Geary & Flatirons Blue Grass.  Theme "Bloom where You're Planted".  Please mark your calendars and plan to have a GREAT TIME!  Special thanks to RSVP Volunteer Recognition Committee:  Kristin Bowman Cross, Donna Gialluco, Carmel Esposito and Linda Vidoni, RSVP Coordinator.

RSVP Assisting with AED for Brooke County Senior Center In Home Program Directed By Gaye Cheripko. Upon the recommendation of Fred Welshans Jr., Co-Chair , and approval of the RSVP Advisory Council.  AED was purchased to be available at the Brooke County Senior Center to assist in emergencies for adults as well as youth.

RSVP welcomes new Co-Chairpersons Donna Gialluco, Fred Welshans, Jr. and new advisory council members Glenn Kocher, Mike Mullen, Cindy Tribett and Vickey Battista. 

The advisory council regrets losing Mary, but looks forward to working with her again after her leave as Advisory Council member .  Her wisdom, leadership abilities and community minded spirit will be difficult to replace, but we welcome her input and hope she will continue to serve in volunteer and committee capacity.  On behalf of the entire council we wish her blessings and happiness during her leave.

RSVP Review of 2011

As CNCS National initiatives change, RSVP's goal is to concentrate on quality volunteer opportunities that are high impact rather than focus on number of volunteers and recorded hours.  However, we are still needing to have qualified hour sheets that have both supervisor and volunteer signatures and still need you to record number of clients you serve.  Thank you for your hard work in 2011. Click here to review our latest statistics.

New Office Locations:  Due to budget adjustments, the Ohio County RSVP Office will be moved to Marshall County located at 2200 Marshall Street, Suite 18, Benwood WV  26031.  You may reach RSVP coordinators Linda Vidoni, Tonette Alward and Alina Hopkins ASAP VISTA at 304.905.0673.  Simpson United Methodist Church RSVP ASAP will be combined with the Youth Club of Marshall County.  Volunteers are still welcome to serve.  Special Thanks to the Upper Ohio Valley Family Services and the Simpson United Methodist Church for your support of the RSVP program.  We look forward to working with you again soon.

Special Thanks to AARP Tax Preparers who are hard at work in February
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.

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 Volunteer Handbook) Rev9-19-11

Welcome Volunteer(s): Anna "Jean" Brown, Louis Golar, Vicki Mentzer, George Dragonir, Harold Campbell, Brady Hartzel and Tod Potenzini

Special Thanks:

RSVP ASAP not only for students.  Special thanks to Louis Golar for assisting in tutoring our NCOA assistant in getting her GED.  Proves you are never too old to learn.  Thank you Helen for your dedication and service, GREAT JOB!  Thank you NCOA for assisting in the success of the ASAP Program.

Pamela Balch, WV Wesleyan College, Heather Foster, American Red Cross, Kellie Aikman, Volunteer WV - Disability Grant and Michelle Tear, CNCS for your service and support of the WVSCDA.  We enjoyed your presentations.  Doris Hamman, thank you once again for opening your home to host the CNCS/WVSCDA meeting and lunch and Janet Somerville for your assisting in organizing the in-service.

RSVP ASAP:   Special welcome to Alina Hopkins, Marshall County RSVP ASAP VISTA.  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 January 2012 for West Virginia Projects.  We appreciate all you do.  Click here to view report.

Volunteers Needed!


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 upon request.

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.

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.



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