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program activities and need for volunteers.
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husband and I were working full time and
juggling the schedules of our five children.
Everyday at 3:00 p.m. was very stressful due
to unreliable daycare after school. I
was a work at home mom for 20 years.
Me or my husband were available to get our
kids after school. I was doubtful that
I would be able to stay at my current job
because we didn't have reliable, trustworthy
after school care for our three youngest
children. When we found RSVP ASAP we
were a little hesitant because we didn't
know the volunteers, cost, schedule, etc.
After meeting the volunteers and getting all
their information we could never be happier.
We don't trust many people with our
children, but RSVP has gained our complete
trust. They are good to us."
hope this program gets the funding it
requires to keep running! I feel very
secure knowing that my son is well cared for
while I am at work. This after school
program is wonderful! The children get
help with their homework and have great
support from the volunteers. They even
get a meal! I love this program and
I'm so thankful that it is available for the
children in our area. Thank you so
much for caring for my child!" Renee
Newest Volunteer Opportunities:
RSVP needing volunteers to assist in the
Follansbee office, please call 304.527.3410
RSVP is in need of 10 volunteers to assist
with Pool Parties on August 20, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Volunteers will assist with
RSVP community watch program in keeping children safe. Thank you City of Follansbee Police
Chief, John Schwertfeger for the
opportunity to serve.
volunteers serving in July to assist 150 member in the
Follansbee Park on Family Fun Night: Maggie Stewart, Vera
Morton, Loretta Ceccarelli, Bill Kocher, Jim Brooks, Annette
Brueckner Mullen and Mike
Volunteers needed to assist with Brooke County Fair
transportation from parking lot to fair grounds for
September 9, 10, 11, 2011.
AARP Tax Assistance - Tax Assistant - George
Weigle - 304.723.0816
A Child’s Place CASA - Clerical - Rhonda Stubbs
Ann’s Country Retreat
- Admin Assistant - Carolyn Mason -
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
Brooke County WVU
Extension Office - Energy Express
- Alicia Cassels - 304.737.3666
Bank - Marilyn Stuckert -
Extension Office - Energy Express volunteers (reading,
writing and art) and a Camp Cook - Carole Sheerbaum -
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
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 -
Weirton Medical Center
- Numerous Opportunities - - Sondra Weigle - 304.797.6112
Wheeling Health Right
- Office cleaner - Kathie Brown - 304.233.9323
to RSVP volunteers who are committed assisting the Weirton Geriatric
Center: Mike Johnson and Gary Robinson.
Meeting Scheduled for August 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
All volunteers welcome.
RSVP Fill the Bus Campaign
will start August 1, 2011, Fill the Bus Tag Day will be held
at Wal-Mart from 8:00 to 2:00. Welcome to bring supplies to
the Senior Centers. Notebooks, Notebook paper, crayons,
color pencils, No 2 Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Calculators, glue
sticks, scissors. Brooke RSVP raised $104.50 at the Dollar
General Rummage Sale. Thank you for your support!
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
(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
Vern Thompson and
Hibbits - RSVP ASAP Doll Raffle winners. Again,
Special Thanks to doll maker Josephine
Patrone who assisted ASAP
in raising $79 with doll raffle and $35 with doll freshners.
Special Thanks: CNCS
State Program Specialist Karlisa E. Bradley and sharing your
Monthly Report June 2011 for West Virginia Projects.
We appreciate your efforts.
to view report.
Special thanks to our
volunteers and stations who assisted our staff in updating
records helping the RSVP program have a smooth compliance
Joyce Woodstuff, Mary Ann Gala, John Clem, Alita Main and
NCOA Senior Aides:
Helen Kohen, Brenda Gray, James Maxwell and
Golebiewski will be assisting
the Brooke County RSVP ASAP. Please help RSVP make her
feel welcome. We look forward to her AmeriCorps VISTA
service. Linda has been a volunteer and advisory
council member with RSVP since January of 2009. Best
wishes in you new position.
RSVP Welcomes Advisory Council Member:
Ms. Della Deskin, board member of Sanford Center in Marshall County.
RSVP will hold it's next Advisory Council meeting on
September 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooke County Senior
Veterans Focus Group:
Next meeting August 2, 2011. Group’s focus is assisting
service personnel in adjusting to civilian life and
assisting veteran’s families while veteran in service.
Special thanks to LTC John Shaw, Bill Schaefer, Mike Mullen,
Jim Brooks, Jim DeMaria, Tom McBride, Gary Riggs, Hank
Vincent, Jim Campagna and Yaggy Tacozza. 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.
An AARP “Safe Driving” one day class to returning
AARP Safe Driving participants will be held at West Virginia
Northern Community College, Room 109, August 18, 2011, 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This class is geared toward mature
adults who may or may not be experiencing problems with
diminishing vision, hearing, and reaction time. Rules of
the road are reviewed along with safe driving techniques.
Most insurance agencies offer a discount on vehicle
insurance premiums to those who have completed this course.
There is a $12 fee per AARP Member and a $14 fee per
non-member for the class, which covers the cost of classroom
materials. This fee must be paid prior to attending the
class. Participants will be limited to 20 and names will be
taken on a “first come, first served” basis. Those wishing
to enroll must call the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall RSVP
office at 304-527-3410 and ask for Angie. When mailing your
check, please make it out to AARP, include membership
number on memo line and mail it to Retired Senior Volunteer
Program or RSVP, 948 Main Street, Follansbee WV. DO NOT
make your check out to RSVP!!!!
Safe Driving will also be holding a class at the
Moundsville Library on August 16th and 17th from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. Instructor will be Mr. John Richmond.
To schedule you class please contact Linda Vidoni at
The AARP Driver Safety Program and NRTA (National Retired
Teachers Association) is offering free classroom courses
to NRTA’s. This promotion runs from July 1st
– August 31st. NRTA people must obtain their
coupons from the following website:
Health Wellness Fair being held August 12, 2011 from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at CHANGE, Inc. 3136 West Street in
Brooke Hills Play
House will be holding a dress rehearsal
for Best Friends Forever (BFF) author and director is Mrs.
Diana Mendel RSVP's Co-Chairman for the After School
Adventures Program. August 10, 2011 is Free entry.
Regular price is $10 for Senior/Children. Show dates
are: August 11, 12, 13, 14, 2011. at 8:00 p.m.
Thanks to Hank Vincent and Linda Vidoni for assisting with
the success of the Sugarcreek Trip. Everyone had a
wonderful time! Pictured: Alicia Vincent, Linda Vidoni,
Rose Guidara, Hazel Shia, Mary Ann Duffy, Clara Cerminara,
RSVP will be teaming up with Wendt Touring for one day trips! Contact the RSVP office for more
details or contact Wendt Touring at 740.282.5790
Historic Cumberland – Tues, September 23, 2011
Another team for Trips: 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
RSVP is planning OVERNIGHT TRIP to DOWN STATE
WV Sept 21 – Sept 22, 2011 PLEASE LET US KNOW WHERE YOU
WOULD LIKE TO VISIT! LAST CALL!
State Wide Senior Corps Project
BHOM RSVP collected a total of 1,344
toiletries to assist with making 1,000 bags for the
homeless and veterans all over West Virginia. GOOD JOB!
Thank you for your assistance.
RSVP still looking to partner with Senior
Companions needing volunteers to assist your neighbors.
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.
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Thank you Brooke County Senior Center for hosting a
wonderful Senior Picnic. We had a lot of fun!
The Breast Cander site is having trouble getting enough
people to click on their site daily to meet quota of
donating at least one free mammogram a day to
underprivileged women. Please help, takes less than a