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Erica Meyer, community outreach coordinator for Mountain View Electric Association Inc.,†assisted by Kevin Holbrook and Sarah Schaefer, communications supervisor for MVEA, discussed†alternatives that ordinary citizens can pursue to conserve power. Erica†presented a video overview describing where electrical power is obtained and how it gets to a†residence.She also outlined how energy conservation activities can significantly reduce utility costs, and directed people to for energy savings tips.†Those tips include an ìenergy calculatorî that determines the energy used in electrical heating†systems, appliances, hot tubs and outdoor lights; and how to reduce their impact on a monthly†electric bill. Erica Meyer can be reached at 719-494-2654.Patricia Dix, chapter vice president, welcomed Charles Karlstrum,†chapter president, and his wife, Shirley, after their extended stay out of town. Pat reminded members of the June 10 shredding event, a volunteer event in late June, the annual chapter picnic in July and the chapterís 45th anniversary in September. The anniversary event will include a visit by Jeremiah Mora from AARP Colorado in Denver. Longevity badges will also be awarded at that time.Everyone enjoyed a delicious potluck meal followed by drawings for door prizes†and an AARP T-shirt give-away. †The June 14 chapter meeting program will be presented by Claire Anderson, executive director for Innovations in Aging Collaborative in Colorado Springs. She will speak on what it means to be part of†Colorado Springs as an ìAge Friendly Community.îThe invitation to visit a Chapter 1100 meeting is always extended to individuals who would like to be†involved in community service activities and share in the chapter fellowship. For meeting details, contact†Chuck at 303-807-6933 or Pat at 719-481-5347. Check out the chapter website at†

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