Who's involved in Rockville Seniors Inc (RSI)?
By Helen Triolo, last updated 2/20/13 08:04am
Photo credit Helen Triolo, Local First Media
Rockville Seniors Inc is a non-profit organization that promotes the well-being of Rockville citizens age 60 and above by provide fundraising opportunities through the Rockville Senior Center to raise money to offset and support senior services in Rockville. All seniors who are residents of Rockville are included in the membership and can serve on the board.
Today I went to their monthly meeting to find out who is on the board and what they have planned for the coming year. These are the people I met, all of whom volunteer their time to be on the R.S.I. board:
top row, L->R:
Susie Chi, who organizes the Rockville Senior Center volunteers and the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day, and acts as cashier at the twice yearly book sale;
John Wolff, who handles new Senior Center member orientation and also volunteers for the book sale;
Dottie O’Donnell, Corresponding Secretary, who acknowledges and corresponds with family members of Senior center members who have passed away, and handles details of memorials and donor gifts;
Jim Goheen, Committee Chair for the book sales and publicity. His committee is gearing up for the spring bazaar on May 4, for which they are now collecting used books from anyone who wishes to donate them at the Senior Center;
Terri Hilton, Manager of the Senior Services division of the City of Rockville Recreation & Parks and communication liaison between the City and R.S.I;
Pat Shultz, Liaison with the Rockville Senior Commission and most recently appointed member of the R.S.I board;
Ana Maria Moran Palma, Committee Chair who organizes the active Spanish international group at the Senior Center;
Sharon Ghafir, Recording Secretary;
Ron Barber, Acting President;
Kathy Hanley, Treasurer
(not pictured: Betty Ball, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, and described as the energizer bunny of R.S.I.!)
Planning is underway for the upcoming Spring Bazaar on May 4, as well as preparations for some new furnishings at the Senior Center. Look for more news of this group and its activities at this site in coming weeks.
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