Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
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.


Special Thank You to Modern Woodmen of America for assisting RSVP with fundraising in matching up to $2,500.

RSVP raised a total of $3,031.00.  Volunteers assisted by working booth, crafting items, baking goodies and manning the information booth. Thank you again for all your hard work, RSVP appreciates you


Special thanks to our fundraising volunteers who assisted with Christmas in the Park (Fundraising/Information) and Applefest crafting, baking, setup/teardown and working the booth:  Pat Accettolo, Hattie Adams, Irene Arbogast, Janet Benzo, Paul Billiard, Carolyn Birkhimer, Norma Boni, Jim Brooks, Harold Campbell, Jack Cassella, Loretta Ceccarelli (Booth MGR), Edith Cooper, LaVaughn Coulter, Gerry Cross, Tiffeny Davis (VISTA), Jim DeMaria, Virginia Forker, Kathy Galligher, Dorothy Gorman, Georgia Heckert, Pat Hensley, Bernard Hunt, Jim Hupka, JoAnn Kerr, William Kocher, Valerie Leasure, Denise May, Tom McBride, Mike McConnell, Barbara McCoy, Evelyn McMasters, Karen Mellon, David Mellon, Ron Penrod, Marie Reck, Bill Reck, Janet Reed, Gary Riggs (MGR Veterans for Veterans), LInda Rockwell, Bill Schaefer, Lou Serafine, Ruth Sperry, Julia Stankevich, Ralph Stiff, Rae Tate (Booth MGR), Thomas Townsend, Linda Vidoni (RSVP Ohio Co. Coordinator), Louis Vadoni, David Vanbevern, Hank Vincent, Mel Vorhees, Shirley Wiggins, Denny Williams and Eileen Wood.

Shop online at iGive to help RSVP.  26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction. Help RSVP with your online Holiday Shopping.

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!

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.  Thank you Smith Oil.

Total of three placements.  Guidelines for service: 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

RSVP is looking for donations of material and sewing machines.  Please contact the office at 304.527.3410 if you can assist. 

RSVP is in search of advisory council members representing Ohio and Marshall Counties. If you are interested, please contact Linda Vidoni at 304.233.0075.

RSVP Advisory Council will be conducting their annual Program Evaluation, please be aware you may be receiving a telephone call presenting a survey.  Please help RSVP by participating in the call.  Thank You...Angela.

  Welcome (RSVP Volunteer Handbook) Revised 9-19-11

  Ralph Stiff, Mary Ann Goodrich, Encil Johns, Thomas Townsend, Donald Kennedy

VISTA ASAP Volunteers:  Greg Robertson, Cody McElhaney, Heather Holeva, Dylan Gravatt, Christopher Jones, Megan Butler, Ashley Blair, Thomas Moore, Angela Allen, Kelsey Welsh 


Please welcome Tonette Alward, Brooke/Marshall ASAP Coordinator.  Tonette may be reached at 304.843.1174 Simpson United Methodist Church in Moundsville or RSVP office at Brooke County Senior Center 304.527.3410.  Her goal is to have 100 RSVP volunteers serving 150 youth at ASAP.  Contact Tonette to volunteer today!  To find out what’s happening with ASAP please check out Tonette’s news letter on RSVP ASAP

RSVP State Wide

Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E. Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report September 2011 for West Virginia Projects.  We appreciate your efforts.  Click here to view report.

Due to Program Changes RSVP will not hold their annual Christmas Dance but will offer assistance to local Senior Center Christmas Parties upon request.  We are asking that you continue to “Make a Difference” – in supporting your local community shelters by bringing 5 dry good items such as soups, mashed potatoes or stuffing to your local senior centers by December 9, 2011. RSVP volunteers will deliver items to local food banks such as “Community Bread Basket” and Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling.

RSVP needs volunteers to bake for Easter Seals Cookie Caper. RSVP will be calling to ask for your help or contact Jess at 304.242.1390 ext.121. 

RSVP Christmas Project is in need of 4 ply yarn.  Please bring your lap robes to the Brooke County Senior Center by December 15, 2011.

Volunteers Needed!


Mary H. Weir Public Library - Library needs Exhibition Display Room-Docent-Volunteers Tues. Nov. 1, 2011 thru Dec. 10, 2011.

Weirton Steel Bulletin Reading Room - Dec. 5, 2011 thru Dec. 10, 2011.


Weirton Medical Center - Numerous Opportunities - - Sondra Weigle - 304.797.6112

AARP Tax Assistance - Tax Assistant - George Weigle - 304.723.0816
A Child’s Place CASA
- Clerical  - Rhonda Stubbs - 304.737.4444
Ann’s Country Retreat
- Admin Assistant - Carolyn Mason - 304.737.0941
Appalachian Outreach 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 - 304.527.3410
Brooke County WVU Extension Office - Energy  Express - Alicia Cassels - 304.737.3666

Central Blood Bank - Marilyn Stuckert - 412-209-7648
Hancock County WVU Extension Office
- Energy Express volunteers (reading, writing and art) and a Camp Cook - Carole Sheerbaum - 304.564.3805

Laughlin Memorial Chapel - Office Assistant with typing or computer experience - Rev. Marcia Allen - 304.232.2630

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

Weirton Geriatric 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 -  304.748.7213

Wheeling Health Right - Office cleaner - Kathie Brown - 304.233.9323


AARP Driver Safety Program Thursday and Friday November 17th and 18th, 2011 (site to be announced in the near future) from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.  The AARP Drivers Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom refresher course designed especially for drivers 50 and older.  Mature motorist 50 years and older will be instructed in defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road and adjusting driving to age-related changes.


The 8 hour 2 day program is available for a minimal cost of $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.  The Driver Safety Program i nvites all veterans and active members of our armed forces to attend a Drivers Safety Class free in the month of November 2011.  Space is limited, you must call 304.564.3801 or stop by to pre-register.  Pre-payment is appreciated.



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