Spread the Word:
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.
Newest Volunteer Opportunities:
RSVP is starting a MILITARY FOCUS GROUP for returning
veterans to assist with re-adjusting to life after returning
from war. LTC John Shaw has offered to head the group
and Advisory Council member Bill Schaefer and volunteer Jim
Brooks have volunteered to join the effort. All
volunteers interested in helping, please contact the RSVP
office at 304.527.3410. Thank you LTC John Shaw for a
wonderful speech at the RSVP Volunteer Recognition and
offering to head the focus group.
RSVP is in need of 10 volunteers to assist Follansbee Police
Department with Pool Parties on June 25, 2011, July 23,
2011 and August 20, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Volunteers will assist with
RSVP neighborhood watch program in keeping children safe.
RSVP is partnering with Senior Companions to let volunteers
know of the great opportunity to assist your neighbor.
Guidelines for service are: must be 55, pass a background
check, physical, and meet income guidelines under $21,000
single household and $27,000 double household including
medical deductions. A Senior Companion must commit between
20 – 40 hours per week. Stipend service offers
$2.65/hour and .35 per mile. You can be a Senior
Companion and still volunteer with RSVP. For more details
call RSVP at 304.527.3410.
20.2% Funding Cut for RSVP
Thank you for sharing you stories and
concerns about RSVP. Your voices were heard, as of now, we
are still funded, however, there are program cuts and may
still be changes to come.
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
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 we’ll walk you through.
Select Ohio, enroll at the store you shop and select
BROOKE COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING RSVP
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!
online at iGive to help RSVP. 26% goes
to RSVP with tax deduction
RSVP ASAP is raffling tickets for this
beautiful doll made by Josephine Patrone, thank you.
You can get tickets at your RSVP office. $1 each or
6/$5. Drawing will be held June 1, 2011.
RSVP will be teaming up with Steubenville
Group for one day trips! Contact the RSVP office for
more details or contact Alberta Miller at 740.282.5212
Historic Cumberland – Tues, September 23, 2011
Another team for Trips: FOUR SEASONS,
Carolyn Shaffer, Weirton 304.748.0766 West Side Story
- Benedum Center-May 22, 2011 Cost $68 * Charles Town
Holly Casino – April 4-6, 2011 Cost $189 * Southern
Italy & Sicily – Sept 22-Oct 3, 2011
Double - $3,499 / Single $3,999 / Triple $3,469
Special Thanks: to or AARP RSVP volunteers
who did an outstanding job assisting 1,345
of Brooke Hancock counties. Of the 276 clients
served 75 were veterans. Again GREAT JOB!
May 5-6, 2011 at Weirton Campus WVNCC from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00
p.m. and Ohio County: June 27-28, 2011 at Wheeling
Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Please call 304.527.3410 to register.
AARP Driver Safety
Program in its ongoing efforts to grow has developed a
working relationship with Retired Educators Ass. that will
run from July 1, 2011 thru August 31, 2011. Anyone
belonging to NRTA can visit
www.aarpvolunteers.com and download the documents. This
is being handled on a national level only and no local SDSP
people have any vouchers. We have been advised to tell our
host agencies about this program.The last week of June,
there will be a blast on the national level. The voucher
will be needed when registering for the class. Any other
questions, please do not hesitate to call me, 304-243-5484,
have a good day, Sally Marple.
2011 RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Paul Billiard, Pat
Farley, Ann Niciforos, Gary Riggs, Rae Tate, Glynda M.
Walker were recognized for Lifetime Presidential Service
Award (4,000+) hours.
Volunteers were recognized for
hours served and
years of service. Community Bread Basket and Brooke
Hancock Nutrition Stations were honored for their
outstanding continued support of the RSVP program. The
Donna Weaver Shinning Star Award was presented to
Diana Mendel for her outstanding service. This
volunteer recognition was made successful by the donations
from area businesses.
Special thanks to all RSVP Advisory Council Committees
especially Decorating chaired by Margaret Freshwater and
RSVP staff who helped make the RSVP Volunteer Recognition
luncheon a success.
Special thanks to Guest Speaker: LTC John Shaw
Special thanks to presenters:
Congressional Representative for David McKinley Aide Flynn Altmeyer:
Presidential Lifetime Service Awards
Senator Orphy Klempa &
Representative for Senator Yost - Kris Yost:
Delegates Tim Ennis and Roy Givens
Michelle Figaretti Regional Representative
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Recognition
Kristin Cross Field Representative
State Auditor Glen B Gainer III Recognition
Senior Corps Project
Thank you for you assistance in collecting 382 toiletries at
the RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
RSVP has collected 622 total small, sample or hotel size
toiletries. Please continue to collect these items; they
need to be in your local RSVP office
by June 30, 2011.This can be, shampoo, conditioner,
toothpaste, deodorant, etc. that will be given to local
shelters and military service personnel. Thank you for your
volunteers were busy assisting Follansbee Police chief John
Schwertfeger with the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Volunteers were; Thomas McBride, Tom McMillian, Bobby
Johnson, Jim Brooks, Gary Riggs, Bill Kocher, Maggie
Stewart, Mary Schwertfeger and Kathy Santoro. Good job!
Special Thanks: CNCS
State Program Specialist Karlisa E. Bradley and sharing your
Monthly Report March 2011 for West Virginia Projects.
We appreciate your efforts.
to view report.
to John Vetillo for donating Pool and Air
Hockey combo game table to the
Moundsville “After School Adventures Program”.
Next RSVP After School Adventures Meeting scheduled for May
6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. All volunteer welcome, looking
forward to seeing you at the Brooke County Senior Center
Way Fashion Show: Sunday May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Williams
Country Club. Call RSVP 304.527.3410 to get your tickets
for A GREAT TIME! Tickets cost $30. Your donations to
Weirton United Way are appreciated and help support RSVP.
Receives Thank You
West Virginia Birth to Three greatly appreciates the
time and commitment of our RSVP volunteers: Becky
Weigand and Ann Niciforos. They are dependable, helpful
and have quickly become part of our office team. They
assist us with our daily filing and clerical work.
They have even offered to continue with
our office if the RSVP program was discontinued.
Our entire Birth to Three team thanks them and the
West Virginia Birth to Three Regional Director