2017 Summer Newsletter

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Thoughts From the Executive Director

Hi RSVP Volunteers,

Hope everyone is well and FINALLY enjoying this warm Long Island weather. I couldn’t believe that I wore a turtleneck to a rainy Memorial Day parade!

In this issue of our Newsletter, you will see results of the random survey sent to approximately one-third of our active RSVP volunteers. Thanks so much to the 51% of those volunteers who felt it important enough to respond to us in the self-addressed envelope we provided.

In early June, I attended a conference in Baltimore by the Corporation for National and Community Service, our federal funders. CNCS is slated to be deleted from President Trump’s budget in 2018, so we will be watching closely to different drafts of the budget that are introduced to see if Senior Corps projects such as RSVP, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions survive! I will keep you posted. In the meantime, we can do what we do best – give back to the community with our energy and enthusiasm.

All of us at RSVP will be looking forward to seeing you on Tribute Day in September. We’re very excited about our new venue, the Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown. Please make sure your hours are submitted in order to receive an invite.

Enjoy the summer! Stay hydrated and smiling!

Pegi Orsino
Executive Director

Summer Days – the perfect time to visit and explore one of RSVP’s partnering sites. Fly solo or take the grandkids – you’ll learn more about our beautiful Long Island and have fun doing it. Please go and enjoy ~~

  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
    301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
    86 West Avenue, West Sayville
  • Fire Island Lighthouse
    4640 Captree Island
  • Caleb Smith State Park
    581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
  • Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages
    1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook
  • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge
    340 Smith Road, Shirley
  • Long Island Seaport and Ecology Ctr.
    101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson