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Published by wcmkt, 2019-06-19 15:49:20

Summer 2019 Newsletter--Story/Marshall

Summer E-Newsletter 2019


Join us in our FUN summer promotion: PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS YOU! Summer Newsletter 2019
Invite a friend to join the RSVP
volunteer team. Do you have a friend or While community preparedness often Inside this issue:
relative who is age 55 or older, and focuses on natural disasters, Central
might like to become involved as an Iowa RSVP and Story County Public RSVP Brag Book Photos
RSVP volunteer? Once your “friend”, Health are partnering to manage
registers hours, YOU will receive a prize response plans for public health New Arrivals
AND be entered in a drawing for a emergencies. In the event that
grand prize. thousands of residents in Story County Volunteer Opportunities
would need to be vaccinated or
We have created this handy business receive prophylactic antibiotics, POD 2019 Newsletter Sponsors
card for you to use to explain the value (Point of Dispensing) sites would be
of becoming an RSVP volunteer (the activated to accomplish such a task. This and That
backside contains more details). These Both medical and non-medical
are available in the RSVP offices, or we volunteers would be needed to staff  RSVP TIMESHEET
would be happy to mail some to you the PODs.
upon your request. Please help us by Although we no longer
referring a friend today! An orientation/training for PODs will insert a volunteer
be held on Thursday, June 27, timesheet in the
Team Up with RSVP 5:30-7pm in Atrium A and B at Mary newsletter, your hours
Greeley Medical Center. Public health are important to us. If
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program staff and RSVP Volunteer you need one, just let
Management staff will be on hand to any one of the RSVP
where YOU give an overview of the physical layout staff know. You can
make a difference! of the POD, how it will function and also call in or email your
the volunteer positions needed. The hours to any
purpose of this exercise is to improve coordinator.
readiness and response as public
health staff and volunteers must be  E-NEWSLETTER
ready to respond quickly, as disease
outbreaks can occur at any time. OPTION - If you are
Please call Jessica at 515-292-8890 if interested in helping our
you have questions or are interested environment or in
in attending. helping RSVP save time
and money—why not
In Memoriam sign up for the E-
EDITION of the
The RSVP friends we have lost but not forgotten (2018-2019) newsletter? Just let
Kendra know at:
David Arkovich Pat Martens Pauline Ness [email protected] and
Rosemary Britson Dennis Michel Dick Schneider you’ll start receiving this
Jeanine Cole Linda Mortvedt Virginia Ullrick newsletter in your e-
Howard Hammond mailbox.

 Don’t forget to pick up

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“Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do.” Brian Tracy Roland-Story Caring F Cared for Nevada “The Way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”—Walt Disney
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We LOVE giving our
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deserve! At right, our
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enjoy a fun meal at
Pizza Ranch in Ames.

Volunteers maintain The City of Ames WELCOME New
Garden space adopted by RSVP Arrivals to RSVP

Our deepest thanks to these generous Joann Byrd Ames
donors of RSVP over the past 3 months: Curtis Clark Cambridge
Joan Kool Nevada
Central Iowa RSVP Endowment Jan Mabe Ames
Michael and Deb Fritz Carolyn Mabee Story City
Gaylan and Marshal Scofield Linda Moore Marshalltown
Karen Wagner Vicki Rudolph Roland
General and Memorial Arti Sanghi Ames
Gene Demaray Lisa Rotolo Ames
Harold and Janice Thompson Sue Stellmaker Story City
Computer Express Janet Wahl Ames





Reiman Garden ISU Extension & Outreach—Marshall County
Conservatory Docents - Greet visitors to the Hughes ISU Extension is looking for volunteers to participate in
Conservatory, and share information about the plants and summer garden programming. A variety of dates are
current center display. No plant knowledge is necessary to get available at various locations. Volunteers are also needed to
started. Weekday and weekend opportunities are available. assist with receptionist duties in the office.
Perfect for individuals and couples.
Iowa Valley Continuing Ed/Iowa Works
Iowa Games Volunteers are needed to assist with office duties and
Need volunteers for T-shirt distribution in the Sukup South provide customer service to clientele. Volunteers must be
Endzone at Jack Trice Stadium. The following shifts are able to handle a variety of clerical tasks.
available: Fri, July 19: 12-4pm, 4–7:30pm; Sat, July 20: 8-11am,
11am–3pm, 3–6pm; Sun, July 21: 8am–12:30pm, 12:30–6pm. Iowa Veterans’ Home
Also need volunteers for basketball scorekeeping, swimming The Iowa Veterans Home is currently looking for volunteers
timers, soccer registration, etc. Please call about these and to participate in a friendly visitor program. Volunteers are
other opportunities at the Iowa Games. also needed to assist with transportation of residents to
activities outside of the Veterans’ Home, such as shopping,
Habitat for Humanity restaurant and casino trips, helping with Bingo, ceramics and
Needs volunteers without vanity: lend a hand in the store, other recreational activities.
build walls or a floor. We will match your interest with the
opportunity provided by habitat. Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA
RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to help with several
Volunteer Driver in Ames projects with the Junior Optimists at the Marshalltown
Volunteer driver (and also substitutes) needed on Tuesdays to YMCA/YWCA (3rd - 5th graders). These programs will help to
gather donated food and toys from a store and bring it to a build positive multi-generational relationships and increase
Shelter in Ames. Work approximately 11:30am–12:30pm. school-related activity that is beneficial to both students and
Salvation Army
Looking for volunteers to help with food and market pantry Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
Mon-Thurs 12:45-3:30pm. Volunteers will meet and greet Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound
families, direct them through the Pantry & Market and assist seniors. Help make someone’s day by sharing a smile, a kind
with sorting, shelving, and restocking. Volunteers must pass a word and delivering a hot meal to homebound seniors.
background check and be able to lift 20 lbs. A cheerful There is a critical need for volunteers to help with this
attitude and ability to respect the confidentiality of those who opportunity and you could be one of them.
visit the Salvation Army is a must. The Salvation Army
encourages volunteers who can help on a consistent basis. Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Marshalltown is looking for volunteers
Nevada Medical Center to assist with some office/receptionist duties.
Volunteers are needed for gift shop at Nevada Senior Care and
Nevada Medical Center. Times are 12:30-3:30pm. Unity Point Health
Volunteers are needed for a variety of volunteer
RSVP Volunteer Driver Transportation Program opportunities at both locations in Marshalltown.
Become part of a pool of volunteers who provide occasional
rides to those in need of transportation. Priority is given to Meals on Wheels
seniors needing rides to medical appointments. Volunteers Volunteers are needed to deliver meals through the Meals
use their own vehicles and can be reimbursed for mileage. on Wheels program in Marshalltown. By giving a little of
One to two more Nevada drivers are needed. your time one day a month, you can help make someone’s
day by delivering a hot meal.
Ames Police Chaplain
The chaplain serves as a supportive resource for Police
Department officers, staff, and their families at their request.

Food at First
Utilizes and depends on volunteers every day to help prep and
serve meals, as well as staff the Free Market. Eight volunteers
are needed July 8 & July 25, 3:30–6:30pm.

Kalen Petersen, Director 515-733-4917 2018-2019 RSVP Advisory Council
[email protected] Members

Pat Firnhaber, Office Coordinator Lynn Scarlett - Chair, Nevada
[email protected] 515-733-4917 Nancy Long – Vice-Chair, Gilbert

Jessica Bullock, Volunteer Coordinator (Story/Marshall) Ron Matthews, Ames
[email protected] 515-292-8890 Diana Schwendinger, Ames
Doni Sheldon, Marshalltown
Arti Sanghi, Volunteer Coordinator (Story) Norma Dorado-Robles, Marshalltown
[email protected] 515-292-8890
Deb Grove, Marshalltown
Linda Von Holten, Volunteer Coordinator (Marshall) John Abrams, Ames
[email protected] 641-752-0279
Gaylan Scofield, Story City
Kendra Breitsprecher, Marketing Coordinator Dina McKenna, Nevada/Ankeny
[email protected]
Mike Fritz, Nevada
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