York County RSVP volunteers are entitled to one free game ticket*. Join your fellow volunteers on August 23 to see the York Revolution vs the Sugar Land Skeeters. Gates open 5:30pm, game time 6:30pm. Watch the Bug Lady (Donna Watkins) throw out the first pitch at 6:10pm.
Discounted tickets for $4 each* may be purchased by: Families and Friends of Volunteers; RSVP Board Members; RSVP Staff; Station Volunteer Coordinators. Tickets must be reserved by Friday, August 19. Contact the RSVP office for ticket information: 800-870-2616. VISA, MasterCard & Discover are accepted.
*All free and discounted tickets must be acquired from RSVP. They are NOT available from the Revolution’s box office.
The RSVP of the Capital Region Volunteer of the Month for March 2016 is Patti Hullmann in York County. Patti tutors at Jackson Elementary School in the York City School District for RSVP. She makes fleece scarfs for the students at Jackson. Patti is a retired kindergarten teacher from the Dallastown Area School District, is married to Terry and she has two sons: Kyle and Ben. She enjoys walking her three dogs, sewing, baking, gardening, and playing the piano.
Patti’s other activities include: walking dogs at Animal Rescue, Inc, singing in her church choir, sewing sundresses for the “Little Dresses for Africa” mission. She is active in the Jacobus Lions Club and is a member of the Dallastown Area Communities That Care for the Dallastown Area School District.
Her reason for volunteering is that she feels very blessed with her life and wants to share those blessings with others. RSVP of the Capital Region is very blessed to have her as an active volunteer in York County.
For more information about volunteering with RSVP in York County contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by email at YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org
SpiriTrust Lutheran®, Jewish Family Services of York and RSVP of the Capital Region were recently awarded an Embracing Aging grant through the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF), Hahn Home Fund. The grant, titled Engagement Encore or E2, will fund a partnership between the agencies which is intended to streamline the onboarding and training of volunteers.
“The Embracing Aging grant will allow us to create one common point of entry for volunteers,” explained Glenn Miller, vice president of External Relations at SpiriTrust Lutheran. “We are pleased that YCCF sees the value in maximizing impact through strategic collaborations. The overall goal is improved service delivery and increased efficiency.”
“This grant will advance volunteer recruitment, offer high quality education to senior volunteers and reduce isolation among older adults,” said Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging. “We are delighted the entities came together and are working collaboratively to engage senior volunteers.”
Pictured above, left-to-right: Layla Boyce (YCF grants and scholarship program administrator), Cathy Bollinger (YCCF managing director of Embracing Aging, Joan Krechmer (Jewish Family Services of York executive director and geriatric care manager), Angela Dohrman (SpiriTrust Lutheran vice president of senior living), Scott Brubaker (RSVP of the Capital Region program director), Glenn Miller (SpiriTrust Lutheran vice president of External Relations), Scott Hunsinger (RSVP development coordinator), and Carol Miller (Jewish Family Services program and development coordinator).
York County RSVP of the Capital Region held the second annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Alexander’s Restaurant in York on November 5. Twenty-three individuals included: York County RSVP volunteers, RSVP Board Members, and RSVP employees.
Kyle Joines, an aide to State Representative Schreiber, presented two proclamations to volunteers Josie Auman and Alan Dubs. Donna Watkins, The Reading Bug, presented her program and challenged everyone in attendance to read to children. She provided books to take along with them when the breakfast was over. The York County Gospel Choir gave a salute to the volunteers with a variety of songs.
A great time was had by all who attended the breakfast. For more information on volunteering with RSVP please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by eMail at: YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org
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
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 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.