New Members Join RSVP Advisory Council

Two new members have joined the Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa, completing the 16-member Council.

Colleen Last of Mason City is a retired English as Second Language educator at the middle school and community college level.  Colleen is a docent at the Stockman House, volunteers in various capacities at her church and is a reader for Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped- (IRIS).  She enjoys travel, quilting and reading.

Elaine Weiland of Britt worked for Hancock County Health Services for 30 years and now volunteers at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital and her church.  Golfing, playing cards and watching sports are leisure activities she enjoys.  Elaine has been a Reading Buddy, Breakfast Buddy and is currently a Pen Pal with RSVP.

Larry Hill of Thompson will again serve as the chair for the RSVP Advisory Council and Bob Perry of Northwood was elected as the vice-chair.

The council provides feedback to RSVP staff in order to help shape the experience and meet the needs of individuals participating in RSVP’s programs. Its primary purpose is to assist with program development and assessment. Members study matters related to RSVP, make suggestions concerning the functions of the program, and provide support to the program as it serves volunteers, partner agencies and communities in its four-county service area.

RSVP of North Central Iowa is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College and meets quarterly on the NIACC campus. Molly Anderegg has served as the director for six years.

For information on RSVP, visit or contact 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4256, (641) 422-4256 or RSVP of North Central Iowa serves Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth counties, responding to priority community needs by providing meaningful, purposeful volunteer opportunities for people ages 55 and over.

RSVP is partly funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, State of Iowa, United Way of North Central Iowa and its four county governments.

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