Community Says Thanks To Volunteers

December 19, 1991|By Jill L. Zarend | Jill L. Zarend,Staff writer

Sixty members of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, including itsadvisory council, coordinators and volunteers, were treated to a Christmas open house Tuesday at the Arundel Center North.

"We had a wonderful time," said Marie Maddox, coordinator of RSVP.

RSVP is for people over 60 who volunteer in non-profit situations. There are 620 active RSVP volunteers in Anne Arundel, Maddox said. Lifeline volunteers were invited to the festivities. These volunteerscall shut-ins and those who live alone to check up on them seven days a week, 365 days a year, Maddox said.

People Aiding Travelers and the Homeless (PATH) volunteers also were invited. This organizationhelps distribute a mixture of information to aid travelers. They work two kiosks at Baltimore-Washington International Airport and are connected with Social Services in Baltimore City.

Members of the North County Chamber of Commerce also attended.

The RSVP had a raffleto raise money for an event scheduled for next year to recognize volunteers. Raffle winners were awarded first, second and third prizes.

First prize was a basket of cheer complete with place mats, ham and champagne, everything needed to make a party. June Catterton of Shady Side won the basket.

Donald Down of Annapolis won the second prize, a one-night stay at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel in Linthicum.Third prize, a handmade afghan, was won by Agnes Alcott of Glen Burnie.

The volunteers and coordinators were treated to a buffet lunchsupplied by the RSVP advisory council in the Christmas-decorated conference room.

For more information on RSVP or Department of Aging programs, call Maddox or Yvonne Hicks, RSVP director, at 222-6825.

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