Friday, June 20, 2014

New Advisory Council Members

We are looking for a few inspiring people to serve on our RSVP Advisory Council.

What is RSVP?  Retired & Senior Volunteer Program!
Sponsored by Dove, Inc. since 1976, RSVP offers individuals 55+ opportunities to match their skills and talents with not for profit organizations, health care facilities and public agencies, to meet a variety of community needs through various volunteer services.
  • You choose how and where you want to serve.
  • You choose the amount of time you want to give.
  • You choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones.
  • We help you find the opportunity that is right for you!
To assist in the operation of many of the programs at Dove, Advisory Councils are formed.  The councils assist staff with awareness activities, planning events and some fundraising, along with being a great sounding board to the staff to talk about issues surrounding their programs.
The RSVP Council members meet the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Dean Simcox Conference Center located at 302 S. Union St. Meetings are generally an hour or so long. The Advisory Council helps to promote the goals and objectives of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. This is a great chance for you to become involved with program development, program evaluation, and recognition of the RSVP program. Council members are selected from current RSVP members and from community members who are interested in promoting quality programming for seniors. New Council members will start in July. Would you like to learn more? Contact Charlie Gillaspie at 217-428-6616 or email your questions to

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