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                                      Founders Dinner

Have you ever wondered how SAIL got started?  You may have read about our story but what about  the people who actually pulled off starting and building this wonderful  organization? We think it’s time to look back and honor those bold visionaries.

On May 16th we’ll do just that with a special Founders Dinner, designed to pay tribute, and to celebrate our nine SAIL Founders.  The sit-down dinner will be at the Erma Ora Byrd Center at Shepherd University with cocktails at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be $65 each, with $30 of that being tax deductible.  There are also special sponsorship opportunities available.

Jack Young, the Honorary Chair of the event, will be joined by Carolyn Rodis, Mike Austin and Lyn Widmyer who will share stories of how each Founder helped to develop SAIL.

For more information please contact Catherine Irwin, SAIL Fundraising Committee Chair at 304-876-9297.

Founders Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking support for SAIL through sponsorships of the Dinner from individuals and businesses.   Sponsors will receive attractive benefits for their donation.  A number of SAIL members have already become Sponsors.  If you know of another person or business that may wish to become a Sponsor, please let Catherine Irwin know.

Founders Dinner Sponsor  $2,500

  • Logo on materials including a press release and invitation

  • Podium signage & prominent acknowledgement by emcee at event

  • Acknowledgement on SAIL website page with link to sponsor’s website

  • Acknowledgement in SAIL’s Annual Report

  • VIP tickets to event for 6

  • Prominent acknowledgement by emcee at event

  • Name listed in invitation

  • Name in program

Admiral Sponsor   $1,000 

  • Acknowledgement on SAIL website page
  • Acknowledgement  in SAIL’s Annual Report
  • VIP tickets to event for 4

Navigator Sponsor   $500

  • Acknowledgement by emcee at event

  • Name in program

  • Acknowledgement on SAIL’s website page

  • VIP tickets to event for 2    

Anchor Sponsor   $250
  • Name in program

  • Acknowledgement on SAIL’s website page

  • VIP ticket to event for 1



Volunteer Training
April 18, 2018

2018 Volunteer Training Attendees - Apr 18

Fifteen SAIL members attended the special training session conducted at the St. Agnes training facility on Wednesday, April 18th.
The subject of the the training was the SAIL Volunteer Training Manual and the contents thereof. SAIL President Carolyn Rodis facilitated the session. Attendees also were treated to a delicious lunch provided by Suzanne Patrick and Martha Young.
Member Maylene Reisbig was the lucky winner of a drawing for a beautiful hanging floral planter.

Brown Bag Lunch
April 20, 2018

Guest Speaker Lyn Widmyer
The April SAIL Brown Bag Luncheon held at the Trinity Episcopal Church fellowship hall was an extremely popular event - with in excess of 40 in attendance. The big attraction was guest speaker Lyn Widmyer - who presented highlights from her most recent book - “Chasing Pills” (I Must Be Getting Old - I Have A Pill Dispenser!). Lyn kept attendees laughing as she cited numerous hilarious excerpts from her book. An enjoyable time was had by all!

Sail's Creation

SAIL's creation is rooted in the "Village Movement", a neighbor helping neighbor system developed around the country by seniors who are assisted by other members of their community.  SAIL provides members with help going to and from the grocery store and appointments, with simple home repairs, with access to reliable service providers, with organized outings to cultural events, and fun activities such as walking groups, board game and card groups, and more.  SAIL membership is open to anyone interested in its services who lives in the 876 and 870 telephone exchanges.

 “Keeping the wind in our sails!”

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Shepherdstown Area Independent Living
PO Box 2091
Shepherdstown, WV 25443