I am proud to announce that Carol Danielson is the new Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for the RSVP program. Carol was born in Ellis County and grew up in Antonino near Hays. She married a Navy man from Hays and travelled all over before settling in San Diego. After his death in 1984, she stayed on in San Diego with her son and eventually married John Murphy. Carol worked for General Atomics in San Diego as manager of Energy Publications, Exhibits and Science Outreach for 30 years. After retiring in 2008, Carol and John moved back to Kansas to be close to her family; she has lots of Herrman family in and around this area. Carol is very active in veterans’ and military families’ activities. As she puts it, she has been “married to the military” for years, with five brothers, two husbands, and a son that have served our country in various military branches and conflicts. Carol brings a lot of creativity and energy to our program and she will need it as her new position has been created as a combination of two former positions. Come by the RSVP office to meet Carol if you haven’t already. She will be working from 12 – 5 p.m. each afternoon.
RSVP is hosting a “Huge $6 Sale” put on by HCI Fundraising on Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. at Barton Community College in the Student Union. This one day fundraising event features over 1,000 styles of today’s fashion accessories that are perfect for Mother’s Day, Graduation and Father’s Day gifts. There will be name brand, top quality products at 80% below retail. Come check it out and help RSVP. You won’t believe the quality of these products at really low, low prices.
Do you like to drive? RSVP Medical Transportation Program is looking for a few special people to provide transportation to necessary medical treatments for Barton County residents. You will use your personal vehicle and will be reimbursed by RSVP for the cost of fuel. The RSVP van is also available for passengers that need a wheelchair for mobility. You will choose to do long distance or local trips, to drive the van or not and have full discretion to accept a trip or not. This is rewarding volunteer work for someone that likes to drive and wants to help others. Contact Carol at 792-1614 for more information.
RSVP is selling Memorial Day flowers again this year. The flowers are available at the RSVP Thrift Store in Hoisington and, beginning in April, in the RSVP office at 1025 Main in Great Bend from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can’t beat the prices on these flowers that are just like new. Come see what we have to offer before paying retail prices for your Memorial flowers this year.
The Meals on Wheels program needs drivers in Hoisington and Great Bend to deliver a hot noon meal to home-bound seniors and persons with disabilities. Meals are currently picked up at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington and Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend around 11:30 a.m. and a normal route only takes about an hour at the most to deliver. If you have an extra hour one day a week to make a difference in someone’s life, contact Donna at 792-1614. We would love to talk to you about this volunteer opportunity.
In closing, I would like to say a heart-felt “Thank You” to Joyce Niederee and John Thul who helped me and the RSVP volunteers so much in their previous roles within the RSVP program. You will be missed.