Meridian Star


March 10, 2013

RSVP volunteers post increased hours; retiring employee honored


MERIDIAN — Retiring volunteer

    Ms. Nora Lee Irby, who has served in many capacities here at RSVP for 20 years, will retire at the end of the month. Although we will miss her, we are thrilled that she will be spending some special time with her family.

    Nora was hired as a senior aide at RSVP in March 1993, and most recently has been an administrative assistant to me.

    "I feel blessed and my life has been enriched by all the wonderful people I have met and all the friends I have made through my contacts at RSVP," Nora said. "I will cherish a lot of wonderful memories of my activities at RSVP."

    We wish her well in her new adventures. Nora has earned the respect of all the volunteers she has worked with, and staff members of United Way and RSVP, and every organization that we serve.

     A reception will be held for Nora at the RSVP office on March 28, beginning at 1 p.m.

Volunteer of the Month

    Our Volunteer of the Month for March is Ms. Willie Mae Brown.

    Willie Mae became a volunteer for The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program in 1999 and has served on the Advisory Council as a member of good standing.      Willie Mae is a good example of how to turn your life skills and talents into volunteer service. A seamstress by trade, she loves sewing for people, even if they cannot afford her services. She also visits shut-ins, and takes care of their needs as she can. Willie Mae attends Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and loves to garden, which allows her to take fresh flowers to extended care facilities when she visits.  

    Thank you, Ms. Brown for your thoughtfulness and hard work.

    Willie Mae’s skills were used most recently when she made chef’s coats for the staff at LOVE’s Kitchen.

    “Volunteers are a large and very important part of our mission," said Fannie Johnson, director of kitchen operations at LOVE's Kitchen. "They are in a way the corner part of a puzzle that you can start with, the part that makes putting the puzzle together easier and more complete.”

    Ms. Johnson also said she feels fortunate to have members of The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) as part of her volunteer team. Our volunteers serve as cooks, pick up donations, and help with all the other day to day operations of her mission.Volunteers bring years of experience in various fields, but more importantly, they bring a spirit of caring and giving to their community.  

    LOVE’s Kitchen’s board and staff, expresses their thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who have helped them, and the individuals and businesses who have made donations to their mission, and to The United Way for their continued support.

    • Diana S. Glover is director of RSVP of Meridian/Lauderdale County.

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