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4/29/2008 - Mayor Proclaims RSVP Day

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
10 a.m. CDT, April 29, 2008


Mayor Proclaims Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Day

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation designating April 29, 2008 as Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Day in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

Whereas: the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pettis County involves more than 250 citizens in more than 24,000 hours of service in our community; and

Whereas: RSVP are answering the call of President George W. Bush “to commit at least two years – 4,000 hours over the rest of your lifetime – to the service of your neighbors and your nation”; and

Whereas: RSVP provides opportunities for individuals 55 and older to serve on a regular basis or to assist with short-term/special projects in a variety of settings, sharing a lifetime of experience while maintaining an active, positive role in their community; and

Whereas: RSVP volunteers serve from a few hours a month to many hours a week, from helping at Bothwell Regional Health Center and delivering meals at the Sedalia Senior Center to serving on boards, meeting community needs and making a lasting difference, and so much more; and

Whereas: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pettis County, on April 29, 2008, gathers for its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at First Christian Church in Sedalia.

NOW THEREFORE I, Bob Wasson, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, Missouri, do hereby proclaim April 29, 2008 as "Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Recognition Day" in the City of Sedalia and extend our community’s appreciation to our many Retired and Senior Volunteers for their caring attention and service to our community. 



Mayor Bob Wasson
reads the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Day proclamation.

Standing behind the Mayor are, from left: James Graves, vice president of the RSVP Advisory Board; Lee Chronister, RSVP coordinator; and Susan Mergen, RSVP Advisory Board secretary. .

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 04/21/2008

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