Larry Coghlan: RSVP York County Volunteer of the Month

Joe Coghlan, York County Volunteer of the month, and Jobie Bolden, Hanover Street Elementary Teacher

Joe Coghlan, York County Volunteer of the month, and Jobie Bolden, Hanover Street Elementary Teacher

Larry Coghlan is a volunteer tutor for RSVP of the Capital Region at Hanover Street Elementary School in the Hanover School District. Larry tutors students in math and helps them with their homework. His students call him ‘Mr. C’ and they love the fancy hat he wears to school. Larry has been a volunteer tutor at the school for the past two years.

He was in the Air Force for eight years, then worked for the federal government for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1999.Larry then worked as a contractor to the government for thirteen years. He enjoys gardening, woodworking and traveling in retirement. He and his wife live in Hanover.

Jobie Bolden, teacher at the school, stated, “Mr. C brings a plethora of experiences to our room, is the grandfather a lot of these students have been missing, and is that extra hand we love having in our classroom”.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, email YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org or call Scott Hunsinger at 443-619-3842

Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award Goes to Hershey Volunteer

Angelina Marnickas-Legacy Award 2015

Angelina Marnickas, of Hummelstown, RSVP Volunteer at Hershey Library and Milton Hershey Medical Center, received the Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award at the 2015 Zest for Life RSVP Volunteer Recognition at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, on May 6.  Alicia Richards, WHTM, ABC-27, emceed the 43rd annual event to recognize RSVP volunteers from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.  Angelina volunteered with the RSVP of Schuylkill County prior to moving to Hummelstown and joining RSVP of the Capital Region in 2004.  Angelina epitomizes a life of dedicated, long term, community service.

 

June York County Volunteer of the Month–Howard Powell

The RSVP volunteer of the month for June is Howard Powell. Howard has been a volunteer tutor at Hanover Street Elementary School for the past two years. He tutors first, second, third, and fourth graders with reading, English, spelling, and computer skills.

Howard PowellHe is known as Mr. Howard to the students he tutors. He tutors three days a week at the school.

Howard lives with his wife in Dover, Pennsylvania and has thirty five years of IT experience. He worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital  and at the Harford County Public Library as the Computer Support Manager for fifteen years.

His hobbies include reading, football, stock car racing and going to the movies.

RSVP-York County Volunteer Tutors Wanted

Retired and Senior Volunteers 55 and Over

CNCS TutorRSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteer tutors in math or reading for Hanover Street Elementary School, Clearview Elementary School, or Washington Elementary School.

Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org.

Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, paid assistance with clearances, free two hour tutoring training, Comcast Newsmakers appearance, volunteer of the month in 50+ York County monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness. 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN’S SUCCESS!  

RSVP-York County Volunteer Tutors Wanted

Retired and Senior Volunteers 55 and Over

CNCS Tutor MaleRSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteer tutors in math or reading for Stewartstown Elementary School, Fawn Area Elementary School, and Delta-Peach Bottom Elementary School. You can pick which one you want to tutor in.

Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, paid assistance with clearances, free two hour tutoring training, Comcast Newsmakers appearance, volunteer of the month in York County 50+ monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness.CNCS Tutor

Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org.

 

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN’S SUCCESS!

 

ZEST FOR LIFE 2015 RSVP TUTOR OF THE YEAR–Lancaster/Lebanon/York

Zest for Life Tutor of the Year
Zest for Life Tutor of the Year

 

Alan Dubs of York is presented with the 2015 Tutor of the Year award for the Lancaster/ Lebanon/York area by Angela Tennis, Board President of RSVP of the Capital Region, at the annual “Zest for Life” Volunteer Recognition at the Radisson Penn Harris on May 6.

 

 

 

 

York RSVP Volunteers for the Month of April

Barbara (Barb) and William (Bill) are the York County RSVP Volunteers for the month of April.

Barbara and William Tenney

They live outside of Delta, Pennsylvania. Bill is retired from Exelon and has two sons, one daughter, and a grandson. He volunteers as a tutor at Delta-Peach Bottom Elementary School and volunteers at Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta. He has many hobbies include; hiking, kayaking, and reading.

 

Barb is a RN and volunteers at Mason-Dixon Community Services each week. She enjoys her vegetable garden along with her sewing/knitting room.

They are truly a couple giving back to their community.

 

Winter Items Collected for York County Residents

Lillian Wagner, RN, Admissions Liaison at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York

Lillian Wagner, RN, Admissions Liaison at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York

RSVP of the Capital Region-York County in association with six donation sites located around York County collected warm clothing for adults and children items for the winter months.  The donated clothing included; socks, hats, scarves, and gloves. The donations sites were located at Stewartstown Elementary, Hanover Council of Churches, Hanover Street Elementary School, Red Lion Senior Center, and Issac’s Deli in York.

We collected four hundred fifty items that were donated to Hanover Council of Churches, Mason-Dixon Community Services, Hanover Street Elementary, and Stewartstown Elementary School.

Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York and Windy Hill Senior Center donated most of the clothing for the residents in York County.

Some individuals at Colonial Manor knitted some of the donated clothing.

RSVP of the Capital Region provides volunteers 55 and over for various organizations in York County. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by email yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org

Alan Dubs Named York County Volunteer of the Month for February

RSVP of the Capital Region nominates Alan Dubs for York County February Volunteer of the Month. Alan has been a volunteer tutor at Ferguson Elementary School with the City of York School District. Alan volunteers about thirty to fifty hours a week to tutor students in reading and math.

Alan Dubs

Alan is retired and lives with his family in York. The students whom he tutors love having him at their school.

John Kearney named RSVP Volunteer of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region has named John Kearney as its Lebanon County Volunteer of the Month for March.  Annville resident John Kearney has been the site coordinator for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the Hispanic Center for several years.  He devotes many hours during tax season to assure that all runs smoothly.  John is crucial to the success of the VITA program.

John Kearney 001The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.  IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Call 717-273-9328 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about VITA.

Kearney is Professor Emeritus of English at Lebanon Valley College, where he taught English literature and communications for 35 years.  Helping young people understand and appreciate Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dickens, and George Eliot is a pretty good assignment.  He also volunteers at Lebanon Habitat for Humanity.
A widower; his wife of 44 years, Carol, died two and a half years ago, John is the father of five living children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  His hobbies or pursuits are travel (especially Italy and France), gardening, reading, running, reading the novels of Charles Dickens aloud among a group of friends, and occasional politicking.

John Kearney’s service to our community is an inspiration.  RSVP is proud to recognize him as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2015.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, email lebanonrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org or call RSVP’s Lebanon County office at (717) 454-8956 or the statewide Senior Corps of Pennsylvania hotline toll-free at 1.800.870.2616.