Advisory Council

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center is a community-based project. As such, there must be a real sense of local ownership and a spirit of partnership among the community, and its partner organizations. The RSVP/VIC Advisory Council is a core group of individuals that provide broad representation geographically throughout Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties and from local non-profit organizations, RSVP/VIC volunteers, and other interested community members. These individuals demonstrate their dedication to volunteerism as well as being a strong resource for the Executive Director, Staff, and Sponsoring Agency - Aging Matters, formerly Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging.

This Advisory Council meets six times per year to provide support, direction and active participation with RSVP/VIC and its programs.

    In addition, the RSVP/VIC Advisory Council helps in these areas:

  • Co-sponsors an annual RSVP/VIC Volunteer Recognition with RSVP staff
  • Annually assesses RSVP/VIC program performance
  • Helps to promote RSVP/VIC in the community
  • Helps to secure local funding and identify new funding sources
  • Provides ongoing advice to RSVP/VIC Staff as needed

RSVP/VIC Advisory Council Members
LINDA PUCHBAUER, Chairperson Rotary District 6060 Foundation Chair 2020-2023
Charter President, Rotary Club of Southeast Missouri Service
Rotary District 6060 Governor 2018-19

KELLY DARBY, Vice-Chairperson
Modern Woodmen of America - Insurance Broker.

Former Nutrition & Health Education Specialist at the University of Missouri Extension

RSVP Volunteer, Retired - Cape Eagles Aerie #3775 � Nonprofit Organization

VIC Volunteer, Homemaker, Photography

RSVP Volunteer, Street Level Volunteer, Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser Coordinator

RSVP Volunteer, Street Level Volunteer, Special Events Volunteer

RSVP Volunteer, Street Level Volunteer, Special Events Volunteer

Christy McClain, Project Director
Ashley Dirnberger, Office Assistant
Rhonda Bramlett, Nutrition Director, Sponsor Representative - Aging Matters
Lana Johnson, Executive Director - Aging Matters