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. 

Community Garden Ready for Picking: Some vegetables have been picked.  An estimated seven bushel of green beans and still more to pick, 100 cucumbers, 20 summer squash and 50 winter squash (acorn, butternut, etc.), 50 peppers (yellow/jalapeno), and 3 watermelons. Vegetables ready for picking are, 1,600 tomatoes (some dinner plate size), 20 cantaloupes, 5+ pumpkins, beets, herbs, radishes, carrots and sunflowers. The community garden has served an estimated 300 community members. 

Look for Invitations:  Should have received by August 31, 2013      
40th Annual Volunteer
  
Recognition Luncheon
on   
Gateway Clipper Princess on
September 26, 2013.  Contact RSVP if you did not receive your invitation by August 31, 2013.

RSVP Coordinator, Pauline Boring, spoke at the Moundsville Rotary on behalf of RSVP and has recently been inducted as a rotary member.

RSVP ASAP Coordinator, Tonette Alward, and VISTA, Alina Hopkins, are provided training from CHANGE Inc., Paula Calvert, in correct procedure with meal distribution and reporting.

 
RSVP ASAP:  ASAP has been very busy! Read about  RSVP ASAP  in the Newsletter. 

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

Up and Coming Events!
Join RSVP at the fair September 6 - 8, 2013

 

Christmas is less than 100 days away!  Please help support RSVP by shopping online through iGive.  No extra cost, just click the below link and search your store and find what donation will be given to RSVP!  We appreciate your continued support!.

Shop online at iGive to help RSVP  up to 26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction.  http://www.igive.com/welcome/warmwelcome.cfm?c=48205&m=0 


Fundraisers:   ( April 1 - Yearly Registration) Register your Kroger Plus Card online to help RSVP.  Kroger - Community - Community Rewards If you need help 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! 
ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS Must Re-Enroll April 1 to continue earning rewards for RSVP.  Please call the office; we’ll register for you if you need assistance! VERY IMPORTANT TO RSVP!   Thank You.

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.

 Fundraisers:  Recycle and help your RSVP fundraise.  Drop off your used ink cartridges and cell phones at your local RSVP office.

URGENT!... Brooke-Hancock Nutrition is looking for a volunteer, Mon thru Fri, at The Greater Weirton Senior Center. Please call 304.527.3410.  One hour per day!  BINGO assistance is needed on Friday evenings (smoking)

Volunteers needed for Weirton Medical Center, please call 304.527.3410 to get next orientation schedule.

AARP is needing volunteers to assist with the Driver's Safety Program.

Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook)
Volunteers:
Twila Barkasey, Janet Polverini, Larry Main, Cynthia V. Gilbert, Roseanna Perito, Carol Boyer, William Williams, Karen Williams, Judy VanDyke, Joyce Gibb, Shirley Mushet, Jennifer Kirkbride, and Bonnie Kerr.

Volunteer Assistants: Devin Zenobile, Mary Randalson, Ronald Bottorf III, Patrick Boniey, Donald “DJ” Smith, Bryce J. Grieco.

Volunteer Recruiter(s): Pauline Boring, Rev. Samuel Gibb, Officer Jim Stock, RSVP Program History of RSVP Director, Sign in Nutrition Site window.

RSVP in collaboration with Follansbee Volunteer Fire Department is planning to start CERT training in September 2013.  Please look for a phone call regarding details.

Special Thanks Senator Jack Yost and Senator Rocky Fitzsimmons for the Governor’s Community Participation Grant Program award in the amount of $3,000 and to the City of Follansbee through which the grant was submitted.

New team members, Pauline Boring, RSVP Coordinator, April Gould, VISTA RSVP ASAP, and RSVP Director, Angela Kocher, attended Faces of Leadership conference held in Charleston August 6-8, 2013.  Senior Corps pre-conference covered: Best Practices, Challenges and Solutions for Volunteer Recruitment, experience, retention and developing volunteer stations.

The 2013 West Virginia Governor’s Service Awards were presented.  Some nominees:  Brittaney Stapleton, Brooke, Amy Hutchinson, Ohio, Carrie McKenzie, Ohio, Edwin Bowman, Hancock, William Lantz, Brooke, Kathy Furbee, Brooke, Youth Service Systems, Ohio, and Award Recipient receiving Lifetime Achievement was Delbert “Duke” Horstemeyer, Hancock, nominated by RSVP’S site supervisor, Mr. Richard Rekowski.

RSVP staff attended the 2013 Senior Corps Virtual Conference: Linking Performance Measures to Program Impact! This year they had over 1,400 conference attendees!

Referral Results for April thru August

Referred

Number of Volunteers

Brooke High School

4

Baker Vocational Services, LLC

1

Ed Wilkerson

1

Helen Moren

1

HSWC, Becky Atkinson

2

Jim Brooks

1

Rita Angalich

1

Wheeling News Register 1

RSVP Newsletter

2

RSVP Prior Director 1
RSVP Window Sign 1

United Way VISTA, Alina Hopkins

4

United Way VISTA, April Gould 1

RSVP, Angela Kocher

1

RSVP, Linda Vidoni 2
RSVP, Tonette Alward

3

RSVP, Pauline Boring 1

RSVPwv Website

5

Ruth Perry

1

Vocational Works

2

GWSC, Shari Dami

2

BH Nutrition, Karen Scheetz 1
Beverly Winters 2
Jackie Vacheresse 1
Rev. Samuel Gibb 8
Officer Jim Stock 2
Ann Niciforos 1

Please be sure to remind your volunteer recruits to give your name as recruiter at time of their registration.  Thank you to all participants who have assisted RSVP in months of April thru June with volunteer referrals.  We appreciate your hard work and dedication; please keep up the good work.

Brooke - Hancock - Ohio- Marshall

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Special Thanks to Geraldine Snodgrass
for making our
Birthday Calls!

Allen, Alana

Alward, David William

Baker, Naomi

Billick, Paula

Carey, Kenneth J.

Coulter, Fay

Crago, Diana

Davis, Connie

Emmerth, Mary Kay

Evans, Anna

Floyd, Jenna

Harris, Kailey

Hart, Fred

Hartman, Gloria

Hensley, Pat

Hinchee, Marilyn

Jasko, Stephen

Lantz, William

Letzelter, Mary Beth

Malloy, Domenica Minnie

Melissinos, Nicki

Moore, Thomas

Neff, Nora

Nemitt, Paul

Nixon, Waleah

Patrone, Josephine

Robbins, Mary

Rochinich, Ed

Rockwell, Linda

Rossi, Dino

Santoro, Karen Ann

Scott, Nancy

Shia, Hazel

Shrader, Patricia

Spera, Rob

Szymanski, Dolores

Taibi, Gerry

Tate, Jacqueline Rae

Thayer, Scott

Varner, Jenny

Weimer, Emma Kay

Yater, Ashley

Zogg, E. Irene

 

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