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We are Wild(cats) about Service
 

Welcome, Brooke County Coordinator, Mary Ann MathersMary Ann is from Follansbee, WV, but currently resides in Weirton, WV.  She is a veteran who has served in West Germany.  Her degree is in Paralegal studies.  Best wishes in your new position with RSVP.

 

Naomi Valentine recognized for her service with RSVP.  She is greatly appreciated for assisting the RSVP Advisory Council Program Evaluation Committee. Thank you, Naomi, for your dedication. Also, thank you, Alaina Petrella, Advisory Council member, for recruiting Naomi, and coordinating the presentation event between RSVP and Brightwood Center.

 

Thank you Overbrooke Tower volunteers for providing quilts to four local high school students, giving them something to remember from home as they get ready for college.  Volunteers are:  Myrtle Flowers, Margaret Freshwater, Donna Strader, Billy Walters, Sally Walters and Ruth Zirkle.

 

 

 

Ellen Gareis (100 Hours) received her Presidential award form Candace Wittig, RSVP Coordinator, at the GWSC.  Pictured left is Ellen Gareis serving food for the Brooke-Hancock Nutrition Program.  Harold Gene Gosney (100 Hours) receiving his Presidential Award, Rocky Chris Kilonsky (250 Hours) receiving her Presidential award. Thank you RSVP volunteers for you hard work and dedication!

 

RSVP ASAP:  ASAP has been very busy! Read about  RSVP ASAP  in the Newsletter.  Two AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA positions filled in Brooke County.

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


AARP Smart Driver Course – Call the RSVP office to get your name on the waiting list for the next Driver's Safety Program Class.  304.527.3410

August 18, 2014 – August 19, 2014:  An AARP “Safe Driving” class will be held at Brooke County Public Library (Riverview  Room), August 18, 2014, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and August 19, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Class will be instructed by Mel Vorhees. 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 $15 fee per AARP Member and a $20 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 on a “first come, first served” basis.

Brooke County Fair
September 5,6,7, 2014


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.

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

 

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 

Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook)
V
olunteers
: Anne Gallo, Rebecca Manning, and Janet Smith.
Volunteer Assistants:
 
Dawn Foster
Volunteer Referrers: 
Kim Shriner and Becky Atkinson

RSVP Assists with Follansbee Community Days!  RSVP Volunteers helped with Follansbee Days Parade.  Thank you, Ronnie A. Withers, Jonathon Plants, Shelia Smith, Louis Golar, ASAP Supervisor, Frances Dennison, Martie Iannucci, Devin Zenobile, D.J. Smith, Sasha Hendrickson, Riley Hendrickson, Aiden Hendrickson, Haleigh McFartridge, Eric Talbert, and Randy Talbert.  Thanks Chambers and James Funeral Home for inviting RSVP to assist with the Veterans Memorial Float.

 

Special thank you, to enlisted volunteers who shuttled

 for Follansbee Community Days.  We appreciate all your support and dedication. 

 

Great job to all volunteers who helped make Follansbee Community Days a success!  Special thank you to our AmeriCorps members who coordinated the event.  Becky Brown, Kim Shriner, Trinity Brock, Jonathon Plants and Louis Golar, ASAP supervisor.

 

Community Garden Up and Running.   Thanks Bill Kocher for mentoring Alley with gardening, she loves to help water and plant.  We have distributed an estimated 30 zucchini, 12 cucumbers and 10 lb. green beans.  Thank you to community members who have weeded the garden and members who have picked, there has been no waste.  Volunteers are:  Ed Wilkerson, Bill Kocher, Karen Hager, Anthony Santangelo, Bruce Russell, Pam Ewsusiak, Guy Pinacchio, Jonathon Plants, Wendy Colley and Mary Ann Mathers for coordinating.


Volunteers Hard at Work Results April 2013 thru June 2014

 

Referred

Number of Volunteers

AARP Website

5

Anne Niciforos

1

Audrey Kocher

4

Baker Vocational Services, LLC

1

Beverly Winters

2

Benwood-McMechen Housing Authority

2

BH Nutrition, Karen Scheetz

3

Brooke High School

5

Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church

1

Day Reporter

3

DHHR

1

Ed Wilkerson

1

Evelyn Mason

1

Grandmother Milantoni

1

GWSC, Shari Dami

5

Helen Moren

1

Herald Star Newspaper

1

HSWC, Becky Atkinson

11

Jackie Vacheresse

2

Janet Polverini, Prior RSVP Director

2

Jim Brooks

1

Key Club – Emily Hone

2

Louis Golar

3

Maggie Stewart

1

Mickey Massey

1

Norma Gosney

1

Officer Jim Stock

2

Rev. Samuel Gibb

9

Rita Angalich

1

RSVP Newsletter

2

LifeBridge AmeriCorps, Jonathon Plants

1

United Way VISTA, Alina Hopkins

8

United Way VISTA, Kim Shriner

1

United Way VISTA, April Gould

2

RSVP Window Sign

1

RSVP, Angela Kocher

7

RSVP, Candace Wittig

10

RSVP, Emma Kay Weimer

4

RSVP, Linda Vidoni

3

RSVP, Pauline Boring

3

RSVP, Tonette Alward

3

RSVPwv Website

12

Ruth Perry

1

Scott Thayer

1

Vocational Works

2

Fay Coulter

1

Janet Benzo

2

Zane Gray

1

William Konkle

1

Wheeling News Register

4

Josephine Patrone

1

Donna Phillips

1

Kim Weaver

1

Joan Yeager

1

Martin Wach

2

Doug Lilly

3

Denny Ohler

1

Dan Peters

1

Helen Kohen

1

Total

156

Please be sure to remind your volunteer recruits to give your name as reference at time of their registration.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

 

 

RSVP Staff Member Office Schedule – Summer

 

Angela Kocher          Mon - Fri (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Mary Ann Mathers     Mon (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

                                 Tue - Wed (11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Candace Wittig          Mon (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

                                 Tue - Fri (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Weirton Christian         Tue - Fri (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Linda Vidoni             Mon & Wed (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

                                  Fri ( 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Pauling Boring          Mon (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

                                  Tue & Thu (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

 

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for making our
Birthday Calls!

Arbogast, Irene E.

Bechtel, Joseph

Billiard, Paul (Bud)

Brown, Beulah

Bryan, Adrienne

Burgess, Marjorie

Burkle, Phyllis

Cogas, Georgia

Dearth, William (Bill)

Fedoush, Lenna

Golar, Louis

Gosney Jr., Harold E.

Gutwald, Minerva

Headmod, Becky

Hill, Carolyn M.

Hupka, James R.
Jackson, Regina
Johns, Encil
Kennedy Donald
Kerr, JoAnn
Konkle, William E.
Lamone, Molly
Lash, Thomas
Leonard, Linda
Long, Gerald
Marsh, Mary
Martino, Carl A.
McColloch, Iona
McMasters, Evelyn
Niciforos, Ann
Petrel, Nancy L.
Pickens, Freda
Powell, Hazel
Reasbeck, Kelly
Riggs, Gary
Smith Mary J.
Stepoputtis, Susan
Tarr, Nancy
Wentz, Pauline
Williams, William
 
 

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