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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.

Newest Volunteer Opportunities: 

RSVP needing volunteer to assist in the Follansbee office, please call 304.527.3410 for details.   

RSVP is starting a MILITARY VETERANS FOCUS GROUP for returning veterans to assist with re-adjusting to life after returning from war.  LTC John Shaw has offered to head the group and Advisory Council member Bill Schaefer, volunteers Jim Brooks, Hank Vincent and Jim DeMaria have volunteered to join the effort.  All volunteers interested in helping, please contact the RSVP office at 304.527.3410.

RSVP is in need of 10 volunteers to assist Follansbee Police Department with Pool Parties on June 25, 2011, 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.

Weirton United Way needing volunteer to assist with 38th Annual Golf Classic on Monday June 13, 2011 10:00  a.m. to 10:00 p.m., do not have to be available all day.  Please call 304.527.3410 if interested in helping. 

Volunteers Needed!

A Child’s Place CASA - Clerical   

Ann’s Country Retreat - Admin Assistant

Appalachian Outreach 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 - Clerical

Hancock County WVU Extension Office - Energy Express volunteers (reading, writing and art) and a Camp Cook

Laughlin Memorial Chapel - Office Assistant with typing or computer experience

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 outside

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 clothing donations

Weirton Geriatric Center - Weekend person to do exercise and play games with residents

Weirton United Way - Brochure folding

Weirton Medical Center - Numerous Opportunities

Wheeling Health Right - Office cleaner


RSVP is partnering with Senior Companions to let volunteers know of the great opportunity to assist your neighbor.  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.  You can be a Senior Companion and still volunteer with RSVP.  For more details call RSVP at 304.527.3410.


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

RSVP ASAP is raffling tickets for this beautiful doll made by Josephine Patrone, thank you.  You can get tickets at your RSVP office.  $1 each or 6/$5.  Drawing will be held June 1, 2011.

FREE CLASS:  Hancock & Brooke Co. Health Dept to hold Home preparedness seminar at 3 Springs Drive Holiday Inn, Weirton. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register at 304.564.3343 Deadline: June 3, 2011. 

      Welcome Volunteers (RSVP Volunteer Handbook)
Volunteer(s):  Dianna Strader, Patricia Wheeler, Jacqueline Varga, Michael Braunlich, Jacqueline Cauthorne, Shirley Hood

Special Thanks: 

Thank you City of Follansbee for allowing RSVP to assist with your City Beautification Project.  Special thanks to RSVP volunteers who planted over 200 flowers: 

Jean Irvin, Loretta Ceccarelli, Thomas McBride, Janet Benzo, Cathy Anderson, Rae Tate, Antoinette Wilkerson, Josephine Patrone, Bill Lantz, William Kocher, Jeanne Whetsell, Betty Foster, Marie Conley, Helen Kohen, and Dorothy Croce.


State Wide Senior Corps Project RSVP has collected 622 total small, sample or hotel size toiletries. Please continue to collect these items; they need to be in your local RSVP office by June 30, 2011.This can be, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. that will be given to local shelters and military service personnel.  Thank you for your help. 


May 25, 2011, the Moundsville RSVP, After School Adventure Program held their end of year program at the Sanford Center site location with seven student and 8 guest, 2 volunteers and 2 NCOA participants attending.  Those attending were treated to pizza donated by Varsity Pizza and Pizza Hut.  Kroger’s donated bread, paper products, peanut butter and jelly, and a cake.  The Sanford Center board members donated multi-grain chip, snack bars, NBA folders and new books for each student. 

Guest was given the opportunity to experience the After School Program with the children.  On display were the “Pyrate” literacy project, which consisted of the book “Pyrates-Part1”, student designed pirate vest, treasure chest, maps, and flags.  All were invited to take part in the playing of our hands on games, such as pool, air hockey, twister and many other board games.

George Burdette, our newest volunteer sang “School Days” before the meal was served. 

Special thanks to Ashley Gregorash, outgoing AmeriCorps Vista from Brooke County for assisting in the preparation of this event, Nicki Melinossis,  Volunteer tutor, Brenda Gray  and James Maxwell from the NCOA for all your handwork and dedication to this program.  Area merchants donated special gift for the volunteers, and also youth door prizes.  Merchants included:  Varsity Pizza, Pizza Hut, Classic Cuts, Our Place Family Hair Care Center, Tractor and Supply, Ponderosa, Kroger’s, Woods Rehab, and Curves of Moundsville.

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


RSVP Sugar Creek Trip - Planned for June 30, 2011. Cost $25.  Please make your reservation by June 15, 2011.


RSVP will be teaming up with Steubenville Group for one day trips!  Contact the RSVP office for more details or contact Alberta Miller at 740.282.5212
Historic Cumberland – Tues, September 23, 2011
Cost $79

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

Upcoming Events:

AARP Safe Driving Instruction: Hancock County: June 27-28, 2011 at Wheeling Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please call 304.527.3410 to register.

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.


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