RSVP Wins NSCA 2011 Innovators Award

(Oct. 2011) The National Senior Corps Association announced the winner of the 2011 Innovators Award for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program to RSVP of Madison County. The award commends RSVP Volunteers of Madison County as a shining example of creativity and the ability to forge new ground in Senior Corps project development and came with […]

RSVP Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Make A Difference Day

(Madison County, NY – Oct. 2011) RSVP is calling for adults age 21 and over to help homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances who struggle to maintain their homes.

On Saturday Oct. 22, volunteers will help a group of qualified homeowners selected by Habitat For Humanity for the program. Repairs will include weatherization, […]

Daughters of Union Veterans Make Donation to RSVP


Members of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Julia Hibbard Tent 71- Bridgewater give a donation to RSVP Madison County. Pictured are Betty Washburn, Patriotic Instructor and Historian; Norma St. Clair, President; Mary Bartlett, Director RSVP Madison County and Dorothy Prentice PDP, Treasurer.

(Morrisville, Bridgewater, NY – Sept. 2011) Daughters of […]

Alliance Bank makes donation to TCE program


Ann Hopkins, right, branch manager of Alliance Bank in Canastota, presents a $500 check to Candyce Robb, RSVP volunteer and Mary Bartlett, Director of RSVP.


(Canastota, NY – Sept. 2011) Once again, Alliance Bank contributed to help support RSVP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The TCE program uses volunteer tax […]

RSVP Teams up with Colgate’s COVE Students


On Sept. 11, RSVP partnered with Colgate University’s COVE for a joint day of service, dinner and community conversation. The students wrote personal letters to RSVP’s adopted platoon.

(Sept. 11, 2011) Twenty five Colgate students stopped by the COVE (Center for Outreach, Volunteering and Education) on Sept. 11 to visit with RSVP Volunteers and […]

Volunteers Celebrate Great Tax Season


Pictured from left are Charlie Grover, RSVP Volunteer; Shelley Willette, IRS Relationship Manager; Dietra Grant, IRS Territory Manager; and Judy Parker, RSVP Tax Counseling Coordinator.

RSVP of Madison County news

(Madison County, NY – July 2011) RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Madison County’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program was recognized […]

Reads Ahead Adult Literacy Program Receives Two Awards


Cindy McCall, literacy coordinator at the Cazenovia Public Library, was honored recently for her efforts on behalf of literacy.

Cazenovia Public Library

Submitted by Jean Kent

(Cazenovia, NY – May 19, 2011) The Madison County Democratic Committee recently presented its “Award for Service to Community” to Madison County Reads Ahead, a volunteer organization […]

RSVP Holds Annual Recognition Banquet


Pictured are the RSVP 2011 award winners; from left are Marianne Simberg, Yvonne Alexander, Barbara Cukierski, Leland Fanning, Harold Mellen, Barbara Schwitter and Bruce Burke. Not pictured is Joan DiChristina.

More than 200 Volunteers and Friends Attend

(Madison County, NY – 2011) RSVP celebrated recently by honoring the President’s Volunteer Service Award winners. The […]

PAC 99 Launches New Website

Volunteers welcomed to help with various operations

(Oneida, NY – April 2011) PAC 99, the Public Access Channel available to Oneida area Time Warner Cable customers on cable channel 99, has launched a new website.

PAC 99 is financed by cable customers and staffed by community volunteers. The PAC 99 studios are located at […]

Adopt a Platoon



(Madison County, NY – March 2011) Early in March, four RSVP volunteers ventured to Fort Drum to visit with members of the Fires & Effects Coordination Cell Platoon who were due to deploy to Afghanistan. We met the entire 24-member platoon, and participated in a “Day in the Life of a […]

Thank a Volunteer

To the Editor:

(Madison County, NY – April 2011) The 37th National Volunteer Week kicks off on April 10 with the theme of ‘Celebrating People in Action.’ This special week has become an annual spotlight on those who generously donate their time, energy and skills to helping local communities.

RSVP of Madison County would like […]

RSVP Strengthens Community Exercise Program

(Madison County, NY) RSVP of Madison County recently held a training session for 11 energetic volunteers joining the ranks of Bone Builders exercise leaders. The Bone Builders exercise program, developed through Tufts University, is designed to strengthen bones and muscles, improve balance and promote general fitness.

Weekly exercise sessions led by RSVP volunteers are […]