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.
Up and Coming Events:
AARP Safe Driving
will be holding a class for Seniors at the West Virginia
Northern Community College, Room 115, on November 15, and
16, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Veterans will be
able to take the class at no cost! Call RSVP at 304.527.3410
to register. First come first serve basis.
Volunteers Hard at Work
Special Thanks to volunteers who worked hard at Christmas in
the Park assisting with program and volunteer recruitment.
Volunteers: Rae Tate, Loretta Ciccarelli, who volunteered
the whole day, we appreciate you and Louis Golar, Martha
Gonzales, Woody Lazear, Gerri Taibi, Roger Shriner, and
pictured below Sally Marple and Mel Vorhees, good friends,
who met through volunteering.
Senator Jack Yost and Senator Orphy Klempa
for the Governor’s Community Participation Grant Program
request in the amount of $3,000 and to the City of
Follansbee through which the grant was submitted.
Grant Team! RSVP Coordinator, Tonette
Alward and VISTA, Alina Hopkins, who worked hard to assist
RSVP director in submitting the CNCS Federal Grant. In
2009, congress passed an act that detailed many changes to
national service programs, including RSVP. The law focused
national service on key
outcomes and narrowed the volunteer focus to the following 6
areas of service: Economic Opportunity -
Healthy Futures – Education - Environmental Stewardship
- Disaster Services - Veterans & Military Families
We are being asked to re-align our volunteer stations to
match the 6 focus areas congress identified; and this will
mean some changes, including: targeting our future volunteer
recruitment efforts and activities to the 6 focus areas of
service, graduating some of the existing placement sites
that do not fit into the federal required areas of service,
and communication with remaining sites regarding the new
level of data collection required by Senior Corps. This
does NOT mean that the volunteer station is
disbanding; it simply means it may no longer be considered
an RSVP volunteer placement site or have the benefit of the
supplemental medical insurance provided by RSVP.
Brooke-Hancock Nutrition is looking for a
volunteer, Mon thru Wed, at The Greater Weirton Senior
Center. Please call 304.527.3410. Thank you Dorothy Gorman
for committing to assist Thursday and Friday.
and help your RSVP fundraise. Drop off your used ink
cartridges and cell phones at your local RSVP office.
to Register your Kroger Plus Card online to help RSVP.
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
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
Call the office and we’ll send you a barcode to contribute)
Just need to use your card to contribute! IT’S EASY!
Thomas, Robert Thomas and Denny Ohler
Social Security Administration of Baltimore, MD, and Weirton
Christian Center, Kim Weaver, who assisted RSVP in receiving
a donation of 100 computers to help youth and RSVP
volunteers. Many do not have computers at home so RSVP will
implement a program to reward children for good behavior who
attend the RSVP ASAP and active
volunteers who assist with RSVP programs. Thank you, Brian
James, for opening the former Nestle/Purina factory at Half
Moon Industrial Park for use in distribution. Thanks to our
volunteers Jim Brooks,
Lewis Brooks and Bill Kocher for assisting with loading and
unloading and also to Lewis who provided trucks.
Also thanks to, Denny Ohler, and Michael Bogers, with DDP
Computer Repair (304.374.5522) pictured above, our newest
RSVP recruits who will be loading operating systems.
little more about Jim:
Jim Brooks worked hard loading and
unloading 100 computers. NOT EASY! A little about Jim, he
started with RSVP August 3, 2009. Jim says “I asked Angie
to do a resume for me and I’ve been paying ever since”.
Jim’s first service, on August 8, 2009, was transporting
Mary to get her hair done. The service of 125 hours made
Mary feel she mattered. He then assisted in 2009 with the
RSVP ASAP and still serves today. His current service hours
are 350.5 and he has donated in other ways such as, Pirate
tickets to “his” kids. He has painted 30 park benches
serving 21.5 hours in the
downtown area of Follansbee. He’s assisted with fundraising
for RSVP, Follansbee Volunteer Fire Department, and Brooke
Senior Center serving 12 hours at local fairs. He assisted
59 clients serving 4 hours with CARDIAC Screening at for
Northern WV Rural Health Ed. Ctr. In 2010, Jim assisted
Brooke-Hancock Nutrition by serving 7 hours delivering
meals. He participated in Neighborhood Watch trainings such
as CRP preparing to serve 350 friends and neighbors. The
following year, Jim
with driving the shuttle at the Brooke County Fair where he
served 2 hours. He enjoyed meeting the public and even held
a child to assist a mother. He served 26 hours with the
Veterans for Veterans group and 2.5 hours visiting residents
of Brightwood and 5 hours at Brooke High School with the MLK
Service Day event of Breaking Bread with the Bruins. His
has been assisting with the Community Garden helping 300
community members with food while learning some new ways to
garden. He even planted a few tomato plants that he
received at the home garden show while assisting Attorney
General McGraw, field representative, Amy Nickerson, with
educating the public on Consumer Protection. Jim’s total
hours of service is 575.5 showing monetary contribution of
$10,653.49. Good job!
been very busy!
in the Newsletter.
Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E.
Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report, September 2012,
for West Virginia Projects. We appreciate all you
Click here to view report.
Look for your invitation for the upcoming
RSVP Christmas Party soon! Planning to hold the event in
Ohio County on November 29, 2012. Hope to see you
there, please mark your calendar.
Find you service and register online to help your community!