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.
America's largest volunteer
network for people age 55 and over, and this year, RSVP
celebrates 40 years of service!
In honor of this momentous
occasion, we want to share the
RSVP: Making an Impact video with you.
Be sure to check out other videos to the
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 July 23,
2011 and August 20, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Volunteers will assist with
RSVP neighborhood watch program in keeping children safe. Special Thanks to volunteers: Jim
Brooks, Bill Kocher, Tom McBride, Maggie Stewart, Mary
Schwertfeger, Mike Mullen and Dr. Carmel Esposito for you
help in making the event a success serving approximately 100
community participants. Thank you City of Follansbee for the
opportunity to serve.
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
A Child’s Place CASA - Clerical
Ann’s Country Retreat
- Admin Assistant
Inc. - Grant Asst, Clerical
Big Brothers Big
Sisters - Admin Assistant
Brooke County Singing
Group - Director
Brooke County WVU
Extension Office - Energy Express
Catholic Charities of
West Virginia - Clerical
Comfort House -
Extension Office - Energy Express volunteers (reading,
writing and art) and a Camp Cook
Chapel - Office Assistant with typing or computer
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)
Sisters of Mt. St.
Joseph - Companions and person to push wheelchair
Soup Kitchen of Great
Wheeling - Food Service
The Children’s Museum
of the Ohio Valley -Receptionist
The House of the
Carpenter, Inc. - Person to clean facility and sort
Center - Weekend person to do exercise and play games
Weirton United Way
- Brochure folding
Weirton Medical Center
- Numerous Opportunities
Wheeling Health Right
- Office cleaner
to RSVP volunteers who are assisting the Weirton Geriatric
Center: Hattie Adams, John Geary, Jack
Cassella, and Sylvia
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.
AARP Safe Driving Class Scheduled for Thursday, July 21,
2011 and Friday, July 22, 2011. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
at West Virginia Northern Community College Room 109.
Also, look for a class to also be held in August. May
be a one day class for prior AARP Safe Driving participants.
Applicants will be accepted on first come first serve basis.
Please make your reservations to attend by calling the RSVP
office at 304.527.3410 and asking for Angie.
AARP Driver Safety
Program in its ongoing efforts to grow has developed a
working relationship with Retired Educators Ass. that will
run from July 1, 2011 thru August 31, 2011. Anyone
belonging to NRTA can visit
www.aarpvolunteers.com and download the documents. This
is being handled on a national level only and no local SDSP
people have any vouchers. We have been advised to tell our
host agencies about this program. The last week of June,
there will be a blast on the national level. The voucher
will be needed when registering for the class. Any other
questions, please do not hesitate to call me, 304-243-5484,
have a good day, Sally Marple.
Special Thanks to the
RSVP volunteers and stations for your support in assisting
the program in helping us update your records contributing
to a good compliance
each for one winning entry from each Senior Corps program,
FGP, RSVP, and SCP.
Special Thanks: CNCS
State Program Specialist Karlisa E. Bradley and sharing your
Monthly Report May 2011 for West Virginia Projects.
We appreciate your efforts.
to view report.
up with your national news via of NSCA news alerts.
Communication Tools to share your story with congress.
Volunteer(s): Jacqueline Cawthorne, Silas Gray and
held their first June meetings at the Brooke County Senior
Center. Future meetings scheduled every two weeks on Tuesday
evenings at 6:30 p.m. Next meeting scheduled for July
2011 at 6:30 p.m. Group’s current focus is assisting
service personnel in adjusting to civilian life after
returning home from active duty and helping families of
service personnel while on active duty.
Help RSVP get
the word out. Special thanks to LTC John
Shaw, Bill Schaefer, Mike Mullen, Jim Brooks and Jim DeMaria and newest members Gary Riggs and Tom McBride. All volunteers welcome to join at any time.
Tiffany Davis will be assisting
the Brooke County RSVP ASAP. Please help RSVP make her
feel welcome. We look forward to her AmeriCorps VISTA
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.
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!
State Wide Senior Corps Project RSVP collecting hotel size toiletries. This can be soap, shampoo,
conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. that will be given
to local shelters and military service personnel. Thank you
for your help. Please continue to collect these items; they
need to be in your local RSVP office by July 30, 2011.
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.
held a pot luck picnic on June 8, 2011 at the Follansbee
Park. Students and volunteers were treated to a meal
by parents of the students and RSVP volunteers. A variety of
food was enjoyed by all in attendance and swimming passes
were provided by the City of Follansbee.
A fun filled afternoon was enjoyed by all those in
attendance including a special visit with one of our former students Meile Morris who had moved earlier in the year.
The next evening on June
9th at 5:00 pm the Awards Ceremony was held at
Senior Center for students and their parents. Each student
was awarded a participation certificate and a gift bag
filled with toys and goodies provided by Ms. Mendel. Diana
Mendel the Co-Chairperson for the After School Program awarded
special certificates to students in various categories for
homework participation and behavior. The top students for
homework were Sophia Fields and Zane Morgan. Behavior award
winner received bicycles.
Each volunteer submitted a secret vote for the top boy and
girl who was best behaved through the year. Awards were:
Boy: Zane Gray Girl: McKenna Conaway. Volunteers for the
program provided the students with cake, punch, chips,
veggie tray and other snack items. A fun and excited
evening was enjoyed by all with warm wishes for a happy and
safe summer. Event can be viewed on youtube at:
Special Thanks to volunteer Jim Brooks and Mike
Mullen for assisting in the Beautification of downtown
Follansbee by painting 13 benches.