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AARP Chapter #1100

The AARP state director, Bob Murphy; and Jeremiah Mora, AARP associate state director-community outreach, from†Denver, as well as other guests, were present at the September meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter #1100.† † † † †Each year, AARP honors an exceptional volunteer with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Colorado Springs residents and†members of the Black Forest AARP Chapter #1100, Stan and Electa Beckner, were presented this award by Director Bob†Murphy and Jeremiah Mora at the meeting.† † † † †The Andrus Award for Community Service is AARPís most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes†individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich the†lives of community members in ways that are consistent with†AARPís mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service; and that inspire others to volunteer. Only one Colorado†volunteer (or couple performing service together) can receive the award each year.† † † † †The award is in honor of the AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto ìto serve, not to be servedî continues to shape AARP†activities 58 years after she founded the association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. † † †† † † † †Five other individuals were recognized at the meeting for their superior service to the Black Forest AARP Chapter.†Certificates were presented by Ted Lunacek, chapter awards chairman, to Alberta Davis, Ray and Lin Rozak and Don and†Helen VonGunden for ìsustained dedicated outstanding service to the Back Forest AARP Chapter #1100 over several years.î†Additionally, membership longevity name tags were presented to Waldo Pendleton for being a Black Forest Chapter member for†20 years. Alberta Davis, Carol Billiard, Ted Lunacek and Beverly Schaab also received five-year longevity name†tags.† † † † †This month marks the 44th anniversary of Black Forest AARP Chapter #1100. The†meeting and day of celebration included a catered meal of BBQ beef, with multiple sauces and trimmings, as well as cake and ice cream. Sixty-two members and guests were on hand to enjoy the event and the great food. The day concluded with a short business meeting.† † † † †Black Forest Chapter membership is open to all individuals. The chapter motto is ìto serve, not to be served.î †The†ongoing organizational goal is to be an asset to the community through community service.† † † † †Persons interested in visiting or becoming members of the Black Forest Chapter should contact Chuck at 719-749-9227.

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