Have a Great Labor Day!
RSVP Staff, Advisory Council and AmeriCorps VISTA

Spread the Word:  RSVP 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.

RSVP CERT Members Notice:  September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Check out FREE online exercises to help you be prepared. www.FormidableFootprint.org

Trips:  “Charleston & Caanan Valley Overnight Stay” Highlights include:  Lunch celebrating Senior Corps Week at Cultural Center in Charleston WV.  Overnight stay at Cannan Valley Resort visit spectacular sights such as: Blackwater Falls, Caanan Natural Wildlife Refuge, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, Seneca Caverns, Smoke Hole Caverns, Seneca Rocks, Swimming and Shopping.  Stay includes:  Transportation (Van) Hotel Accommodations, one lunch.  Fare:  $195/Single and $157/Double. See attached Flyer and Itinerary.

Contact the RSVP office for more details or contact Wendt Touring at 740.282.5790  Historic Cumberland – Tues, September 23, 2011 Cost $79  and  FOUR SEASONS, Carolyn Shaffer, Weirton 304.748.0766 Southern Italy & Sicily - Sept 22-Oct 3, 2011 Double - $3,499 / Single $3,999 / Triple $3,469

Special Thanks to volunteers serving in August to assist 150 member in the Follansbee Park on Family Fun Night:  Loretta Ceccarelli, Marie Reck, Bill Reck, Mike Mullen, Maggie Stewart, James Brooks, Paul Kranach, Thomas McBride, Gary Riggs, Mary Schwertfeger, Vera Morton and Letta Bailey.  Thank you City of Follansbee Police Chief, John Schwertfeger for the opportunity to serve.

Volunteers assisting with the Brooke County Senior Center newsletter:  Loretta Ceccarelli, Jim Demaria, Helen Dunope, Maxine DiPalma, Rae Tate Mary Tennant, Duant Fluharty and Hattie Adams.

Newest Volunteer Opportunities: 

Volunteers still needed to assist with Brooke County Fair transportation from parking lot to fair grounds and Bingo for September 9, 10, 11, 2011.  Please call 304.527.3410 and ask for Angie is you would like to help.

Volunteers Needed!
AARP Tax Assistance -
Tax Assistant - George Weigle - 304.723.0816
A Child’s Place CASA
- Clerical  - Rhonda Stubbs - 304.737.4444
Ann’s 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

Mary H. Weir Public Library - Person to assist with programs set up projector and run software, power point etc., and Book sales person (lifting required) - Rik Rekowski 304.797.8510

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 Children’s 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

Weirton Medical Center - Numerous Opportunities - - Sondra Weigle - 304.797.6112

Wheeling Health Right - Office cleaner - Kathie Brown - 304.233.9323


 Fundraisers:  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 we’ll 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 we’ll send you a barcode to contribute)  Just need to use your card to contribute!  IT’S EASY!
Shop online at iGive to help RSVP.  26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction.

Special Thanks: CNCS State Program Specialist Karlisa E. Bradley and sharing your Monthly Report July 2011 for West Virginia Projects.  We appreciate your efforts.  Click here to view report.

  Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook) Look for our revised handbook to come out soon!

  John Clemont, Marie Reck, William Reck, Letta Bailey, Bonnie Spier, JoAnne Campbell, Russell Campbell and Erica Eck.

Station: Warwood Christian Church and West Virginia Attorney General's Office.

RSVP welcomes Letta Bailey as our first Senior Companion Volunteer candidate. Total of three placements.  Guidelines for service: 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

Veterans Focus Group:  Next meeting September 13, 2011.  Meeting held every other Tuesday.  Group’s focus is assisting veterans' families while veterans in service and retired veterans'.  Look for the change collection jars at coming soon at local Businesses in Brooke/Hancock Counties.  Special welcome to JoAnne and Russell Campbell.  If you know of veterans needing assistance or volunteer’s interest in serving, please contact RSVP at 304.527.3410.  Help RSVP get the word out.

RSVP to assist VISTA in 9/11: Food Drive will begin on August 29, 2011, volunteers are asked to donate any can or package foods to the drive.  Items can be dropped off at the Brooke County Senior Center and also at Dollar General. Drive will end on September 9, 2011 all items donated to the Community Bread Basket and Mountaineer Food Bank.

Volunteers needed to decorate “Remembrance Candles” and Ribbon Pins on September 8th, 2011 at 12 pm. Dinner to be held September 14, 2011 at Brooke County Senior Center 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Contact Tiffeny at 304.527.3410.


Moundsville RSVP ASAP will be holding a Coffee Break-911 Remembrance Day to honor 1st responders at the Sanford Center, 1600 3rd St. Moundsville, WV. The day will begin at 11-3 with the guest being served baked goods, coffee, tea, and punch. Responders will also recieve a hand made thank you card from our ASAP children. Running Fill the Bus Campaign at WalMart in Moundsville WV to collect School Supplies for Youth.

RSVP will hold it's next Advisory Council meeting on September 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooke County Senior Center.

RSVP ASAP back in session in Marshall County and Brooke County.  Volunteer meeting scheduled for September 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.  at Brooke County Senior Center.  RSVP ASAP also welcomes Zane Gray who has graduated as ASAP participant who is now High School student assisting as volunteer. Thanks Zane

RSVP Fill the Bus Campaign collected 362 items totaling $678.54 to assist local youth with school supplies and toiletries.  .

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.

Special Thanks to local business who assisted in providing meals to the ASAP program until CHANGE Inc meals start.  Scavatties, DeFelice, Krogers, DiCarlos, Dollar General and youth parents.

State Wide Senior Corps Project BHOM RSVP needs your assistance in distributing 55 gift packets of toiletries to veterans or low income citizens.  Please call the RSVP office if you can help.  We ask that you please take of picture of your presentation and send to akocher@RSVPwv.org

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