Friday, July 19, 2019
St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom joined St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran, St. James Chief Administrative Officer Michelle Octave and over 400 seniors from St. John, St. Charles and St. James Parishes at the Annual River Parishes Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Luncheon. Once a year, the RSVP sponsors a recognition event to acknowledge the senior’s volunteer efforts.
Awards were presented to volunteers with five to twenty-five years of service. Among the top St. John volunteers with most hours were Benny Robichaux Jr. and Nelwyn LeBouef. St. John had the most volunteer hours out of all three parishes (31,341) and 223 volunteers. “This is an outstanding program for our retirees and seniors. They serve as models in our community for volunteerism by giving their time to help others and their parish,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
In addition to the presentation of awards, volunteers also reveled in music, dancing, socializing, and entertainment by the “Oldies but Goodies Social Club.”
The purpose of the River Parishes RSVP is to link adults from St. James, St. Charles and St. John Parishes age 55 and over to meaningful volunteerism and to provide opportunities to pursue their interests and use their skills to help meet community needs. Volunteers serve in a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. Each volunteer contributes an average of four hours per week to remain an active RSVP member.
For more information on how to get involved with the RSVP program, call 985-785-1037.