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RETIRED & SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
R E TI R E
Volume 13, Issue 2
March/April
American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
T H E L OWC O U N T RY L I N K
from the Director
High 58 degrees...Really?
I am told it is Spring, but it
surely does not feel like it.
Lots going on in the
Lowcountry in the next couple
of months..
Home tours,
garden tours, kayak races,
triathlon and festivals galore.
INTERESTING
(BUT USELESS)
FACTS
~ A jellyfish is 95
percent water.
~"Jiffy" is an actual
unit of time for
1/100th of a second.
~Almonds are a
member of the peach
family.
~Giraffes have no
vocal cords.
~It takes a lobster
approximately seven
years to grow to be
one pound.
~Like fingerprints,
everyone's tongue
print is different.
~Almost a quarter of
the land area of Los
Angeles is taken up by
automobiles.
~Longest recorded
flight of a chicken is
thirteen seconds.
Then there is National
Volunteer Week April 21-27.
If you volunteer at an agency,
please let them thank you for
your service. It is one more
thing you can do for them. It
makes them feel good.
Every year since 1963, May
has been a month to appreciate
and celebrate the vitality and
aspirations of older adults and
their contributions to our
communities. The theme for
Older Americans Month 2013,
Unleash the Power of Age, has
never been more fitting. Older
Americans are productive,
active, and influential members
of society, sharing essential
talents, wisdom, and life
experience with their families,
friends, and neighbors.
May 6-10 includes
Corps Week.
Senior
This year’s theme is Making a
Difference for Generations.
And that is true. Senior Corps
Volunteers have been making a
difference since 1971.
Keep up the good work… Pam Dillon
RSVP Offices in
Dorchester & Berkeley Counties
…...UPDATE!......
NEW OFFICE SPACE FOR OUR COUNTY
COORDINATORS
Cathy Quenga
Dorchester County
First Citizens Bank
218 S. Main Street
Summerville
879-3549
Patricia Horry
Berkeley County
Goodwill
136 Rembert C.
Dennis Blvd.
Moncks Corner
899-2100
Our sincere thank you to First Citizens Bank and
Goodwill for their commitment to our communities.
Go by and visit, but be sure and call first.
________________________________
Al West, Mary Bos and
Ray Henderson (l-r)
returning from helping
with the 108 apartment
fire in Myrtle Beach.
These are dynamic
volunteers that travel
everywhere to help out.
Yeah, they look and
ARE tired, but they love
helping others.
The new website address for the American Red
Cross/RSVP is www.redcross.org/CarolinaLowcountry
Sadly RSVP’s page got lost in the change, but we are
rebuilding it. Should be on line by April 8th.
The Lowcountry Link
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W E LC O M E N E W V O LU N T E E R S !
(JANUARY 25—MARCH 25, 2013)
Linda Baker
Elizabeth Guillette
Mary Jo Murphy
Joan Benbrook
Gary Harloff
R.D. Maner Praileau
Linda Boomhower
Mark Harris
Delores Ravenell
Helen Crosby
Joy Howe
Gloria Reynolds
Renford Crosby
Josie James
Kathy Roach
Chris Czander
Dorothy Jenkins
Jeryl Ryll
Linda Dowd
Henry Jenkins
Raymond Schmelter
Doug Elliott
Willie Mae Johnson
Linda Schulkin
Kathy Elliott
Charlene Jones
Helen Shirley
Elouise Fenley
Patty Kitchens
Steve Weiss
David Ferguson
Ed Kridler
Carolyn Williams
Ruth Fludd
Mike Kuszmaul
Mary Wilson
Richard Gill
Alesha Lockwood
Eleanor Gillians
Dot Lucas
Cathy Gordon
Brenda Mack
HELLO
Welcome to our newest
Volunteer Station and
Station Representative
ROPER ST. FRANCIS
HOSPICE CARE
Ruthie Rivers
Volunteer Coordinator
CA N YO U H E L P ?
CHARLESTON
ROPER HOSPITAL
Volunteers needed to man
Information Desks to assist
patients and their families.
Four hours a week would
be a big help. Lunch
provided for each 4 hour
shift.
Training, background
check and TB testing
provided.
Three grand
essentials to
happiness in this
life are something
to do, something to
love and something
to hope for.
….Joseph Addison
SC AQUARIUM
Looking for exhibit guides
(and there are a couple
husbandry openings.)
They will be holding
interviews at 10:00 am and
1:00 pm from April 29
through May 5. The next
orientation is May 7 from
5:30-8:30 pm. (You must
AMERICAN RED CROSS
GROUNDBREAKING
The groundbreaking for the new
American Red Cross Building was
held with a nice reception afterwards.
Above enjoying snacks and iced tea is
(l to r) Raymond and Ann Borelli,
Cathy Quenga, Pam Dillon and Sue
Bennett.
Building is due to be
completed end of November 2013.
Please remember, these are just a few of
the available assignments.
have an interview before
the orientation.)
Contact:
[email protected]
764-2323 x381
ROPER ST. FRANCIS
HOMECARE
Help needed in their office
on Tobias Gadson Blvd.,
West Ashley. Four hours
once a week would be a
big help. Orientation will
be held at St. Francis
Hospital.
AMERICAN
RED
CROSS
Don’t forget, June is just
two months away. Now is
the time to get trained to
help our community if a
hurricane should come
ashore. Many positions
needed. You must begin
with an orientation to the
R e d Cr os s a n d a
background check.
DORCHESTER
AGING GRACEFULLY
Ladson Rd.
Summerville
Volunteers needed to help
on field trips, crafts,
reading and more.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers needed as
regular or subs to deliver
meals. This is a rewarding
opportunity. Choose once
a week or once a month.
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HABITAT
FOR
HUMANITY RESTORE
Volunteers help with sales,
pricing, and cashiering
(even a little dusting.) A
great opportunity for fun
and meeting new friends.
Contact:
Cathy Quenga
[email protected]
879-3549
BERKELEY
CYPRESS GARDENS
Spring is a beautiful time to
volunteer at Cypress
Gardens. If you love being
outdoors, think about
volunteering there once a
week.
readiness and maintain
reading, writing, and math
skills.
This is a free tutoring
program for Colleton county
youths in Grades K—12.
Volunteers must have a
High School Diploma.
Contact Shiela, the
Children’s Librarian, no
later than April 15th for
more information or to sign
up to help. Program runs
from June 7th to August 1st.
Ms. Shiela Keaise
[email protected]
843-549-5621, ext. 4
899-2100
COLLETON MUSEUM
Help needed at the front
desk to answer the phone
and perform other tasks as
needed.
Contact Gary
Brightwell 549-2303.
TUTORING PROGRAM
600 Hampton Street
Walterboro
A Literacy initiative
offered by the Colleton
County Memorial Library
to improve school
Spend an enjoyable
afternoon in the Old
Village of Mt.
Pleasant as a home
docent for the Old
Village
Home,
Garden & Art Tour
benefiting
the
American Red Cross. Sample tastings from
local chefs in kitchens or on patios, view art
for sale in Edwards Park, and “Ask the
Garden Expert” Susan Reed-Campbell of
Abide-A-While Garden Center your
questions.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
3pm-5pm
Contact Bobbie Puckett to sign up.
Call 324-1866 or
Email: [email protected]
Important Info on Shampoo
Contact:
Patricia Horry
[email protected]
COLLETON
HOME, GARDEN
& ART TOUR
RSVP has been asked to
make dozens of these dolls
to be given out at
Alzheimer’s Support Group
meetings. Caregivers are
given one and instructed to
take out their frustration on
them. Some of the dolls get
used up and brought back
for a replacement. Cotton
material, stuffing and thread
are needed. If you are
doing some Spring cleaning
and run across these items,
please think of us.
Just discovered this important info below.
I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out
sooner!!!!! It's the shampoo I use in the shower!
When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down
my whole body, and (duh!), printed very clearly
on the shampoo label is this warning...
"FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY."
No WONDER I have been gaining weight!!!
I've gotten rid of that shampoo and I'm going to
start using Dawn dish soap instead. Its label
reads...
"DISSOLVES FAT THAT IS OTHERWISE
DIFFICULT TO REMOVE."
Problem solved!
(If I don't answer the phone I'll be in the shower.)
Sent in by Tom Lufkin...thanks Tom!
Yarn is also needed for
volunteers to make into
small afghans for disaster
clients when they have lost
everything in a fire.
“I entered retirement unencumbered by
the burdens of wealth.”
Robert Fassbach
R E T I R E D & S E NI O R V O L U NT E E R P R O G R A M
8085 Rivers Avenue, Suite F
N. Charleston, SC 29406
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NON-PROFIT
U.S. Postage PAID
Charleston, SC
Permit No. 262
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RETURNED SERVICE REQUESTED
RSVP is a Program of the Corporation for
National & Community Service
Locally sponsored by the American Red Cross,
Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
RSVP Offices
Charleston
843-764-2323
NEWEST RSVP
ADVISORY COUNCIL
MEMBER
Pam Dillon
ext. 381
[email protected]
The Nine Characteristics of the Blue
Zone Lifestyle to a Longer and
Healthier Life
1. Just Move - Take up walking and walk
everywhere possible.
Marlene Williamon
Ext. 380
[email protected]
2. Purpose Now - Have a reason to wake
up in the morning.
Dorchester
Cathy Quenga
879-3549
[email protected]
3. Down Shift - Find ways to eliminate
stress.
Berkeley
Patricia Horry
899-2100
[email protected]
Colleton
843-549-6617
Jenniemae Price
[email protected]
4. 80% Rule - Stop eating before you are
full.
RSVP Advisory Council Chairman,
John Flinn (l), welcomes new
member Shirley Coggin (r) with her
council handbook. Shirley is the
Director of Volunteers at the SC
Aquarium. We are delighted to
have Shirley join our team.
If I can stop one heart from
breaking I shall not have lived in
vain.
…...Emily Dickinson
5. Plant Slant - Eat more fruits and
vegetables and limit meats
6. Do a Bit of "Wine-ing" Each Day - One
or two drinks can be good
.
7. Belong to a Faith-Based Community any one will do
8. Put Loved Ones First - Invest in
positive relationships with family.
9. Right Tribe - Surround yourself with
supportive people
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