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Volume 1, Issue 1

August/September 2013

REV: Red Cross Rota Empowers Volunteers American Red Cross Naval Station Rota S P E C I A L P O I N T S O F I N T E R E S T :

Have a full time job but, you still want to Volunteer?

After School Scholars Program (ASSP)

Bake Sale!

Babysitter’s Class

August Birthdays

The American Red Cross at Naval Station Rota is always looking for Special Events Volunteers.

If you wish to join our Special Events Volunteer list please contact us at American Red Cross Rota DSN 727-2333, CIV 956-82-2333, or Some good examples of Special Events would be our Annual Rubber like us on Facebook at: Ducky Race, Care Packages for K9 American Red Cross Rota units in Afghanistan, Little Munch- We cannot thank everyone enough kins Halloween, Healthy Heart Car- for all of the hard work they have nival, Holiday Mail for Heroes, and done in support of us. much more!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Rubber Ducky Race

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ASSP

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Bake Sale

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First Day of School

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Babysitter’s Class

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Happy Birthday

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How to Volunteer

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K-9 Unit in Afghanistan Care Package Event June 2013.

April Carwash 2013

Breakfast for the Volunteers!!! The American Red Cross Rota Team would like to formally invite all of our volunteers to our First Volunteer Morning Appreciation Breakfast in Building 3293 on August 21 from

0900-1100. Come out and enjoy : Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Toast, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, and Water.


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Rubber Ducky Race 2013 Have you ever heard of a Rubber Ducky Race? Well, if you haven’t now is your chance… During the month of May, American Red Cross Rota Volunteers held booth sales to sell and sponsor Rubber Ducks ready to race! Anyone could sponsor a duck $5 and/or sponsor and keep a duck for $7. Prizes were donated by both the American Red Cross and local vendors on and around the installation. On the day of the event, May, 25, 2013, the sponsored rubber ducks were lined up in the housing pool at the ready. Three volunteers created waves that carried the ducks to the other

end of the pool. The first couple of ducks that made it to the other end of the pool won. This year’s Rubber Ducky Race, earned an astounding $928.50! Thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors for making this event a true success! A special thanks goes to Jeff Hyland and Jen Matamoros for leading the race! Another special thanks to our sponsors: Mandy’s Massages, The Rota Golf Course, The NEX Photo Studio, Takkio’s, and Navy Federal Credit Union.

Rubber Ducky Race 2013

After School Scholars Program: Volunteers Needed! Ever wonder what the After School Scholars Program is all about? Read on and find out just what volunteering for this program will entail. 

Show up at the elementary school and sign in at the office.

Walk over to the media center and wait for the students to arrive. (While waiting, pick up your student’s folder and review the book the child will read today.)

As students arrive, greet your student and show excitement and enthusiasm about the book of the day. Talk about the topic of the book and relate it to real life.

Listen while the student reads. If they have trouble with a word, help them sound it out.

Talk about what happened in the book.

Your student will take a Reading Counts quiz about the book. Help them with reading the questions.

If there is still time, choose one of the activities provided. These might include drawing a picture about the book, filling out an opinion survey, or talking about the beginning, middle, and end.

When it is time to leave, say goodbye to your student and show eagerness to read with them the next week.

In the end, the main goal of this program is to get kids reading and to get them excited about reading. Just by showing up each week to spend an hour reading with a student will greatly enhance their attitude towards reading. Please consider donating your time and making a difference to the students of Rota, Spain.

Our New Special Events Chairman We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ashlee Hier to the Red Cross Rota Volunteer Team!! Ashlee has graciously volunteered to lead our special events and fundraising crew and has successfully held her first organized event on August 8, 2013. We look forward to many more successful events and are happy to have you as

part of our team Ashlee!! Ashlee will be coordinating a special events committee. If you are interested in becoming a part of the special events/fundraising committee please contact Ashlee at: Ashlee.Hier@redcross.org to sign-up today.


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First Day of School: DGF Elementary The First Day of School is approaching fast! The American Red Cross has been invited to host an Information Booth during their first day of school event on August 26th from 0800-0930.

Information Booth: 26AUG13 0800-0930

For this event we will be providing information on how to volunteer within the school in areas that are in in need of assistance. Please invite all of your friends

who will be attending the first day of school event at DGF Elementary to swing by our table. If you are available to help us at our booth from 0800-0930 please let us know at DSN 7272333 or email Ashlee.Hier@redcross.org.

Babysitter’s Class I would like to thank both Kayla Valenzuela and Jennifer Engeberg for hosting our first Babysitter’s Class of the new fiscal year!

Stayed tuned for more information about our next Babysitter’s Class coming up in September.

If you are interested in signing up for the We partnered with the MWR Youth Cennext Babysitter’s Class please contact ter, on July 31st to August 2nd. During Kayla at DSN 314-727-2333 or at this course we were able to train a total of Kayla.Valenzuela@redcross.org. 7 new babysitters with Pediatric CPR and First Aid.

Happy Birthday! We would like to say “Happy Birthday” to the following Volunteers and Paid Staff:    

William Spruill Maria Ferreira-Ramos Michelle Boschee Neil Hodges

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Christopher Eierle Kenneth Mason Debbie Dustman

We hope all of you have a wonderful birthday!

We are looking at hosting another babysitter’s course during the first couple of weeks in September…”

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humanitarian support to service members, veterans, and their families around the clock, around the globe, under a trusted symbol.

Like us on our Facebook Page: American Red Cross Rota!

Want to volunteer? Here is how: There are a two ways that you can start see anything that you are interested the process of becoming a Red Cross in please come and have a chat with Volunteer. us‌ Chances are we can find you a position to volunteer that suits your 1. Come by our office in Bldg. 3293 needs and wishes. and we can start the process with you or call us at DSN 314-727Tell your friends and co-workers‌ As 2333 or CIV 956-82-2333. a Red Cross Volunteer we are more than happy to provide Letters of Ap2. Volunteer Connection: (Give us a call and we can send you the link preciation, thanking you for all of the hard work that is provided. The Letto our online application) ter of Appreciation can then be subThere are several different ways that mitted with your promotion packet or we would use can use your help! From even for a service award. Special Events, the Schools, and Housing, to name a few, we are always looking for more volunteers. If you do not

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