The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about a new program in Christian County during the weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Guest speaker was Talon Noreuil who heads up the Christian County R-S-V-P, or “Retired Senior Volunteer Program,” that started just over a year ago.
Noreuil told Kiwanis members the nationwide R-S-V-P program was established by the National Community Service Act of 1993 to engage those 55 years of age and older to provide volunteerism to local non-profit agencies.
Noreuil added funding comes from a variety of national and state resources, as well as the United Way. She said that senior volunteers do a variety of things, including serving food and delivering Meals on Wheels, tutoring students at local schools, collecting food for the Food Pantry, and serving at Head Start.
Noreuil is looking for more seniors to volunteer and help these and many other local agencies in providing food, mentoring, or companionship. Her office is located inside the Christian County Senior Citizens Center in Taylorville.
Kiwanis member Dick Wamsley was honored with a certificate for 31 years of perfect attendance, while Kiwanis member Randal J. Miller was given a certificate for 3 years of perfect attendance.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.