Corrales Woman Named State’s Top Volunteer

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering Dorothy “Dottie” Hu of Corrales is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn’t just give of her time to others, she ensures that children are taken care of in the most desperate of times and encourages others who might be feeling forgotten or left out, to accompany her on her journey.  Because of her passion, drive and commitment, Hu was named the AARP New Mexico 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service recipient. Each yearAARP New Mexico seeks out nominations …

New Mexico Volunteers Attend Leadership Institute

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering Two of AARP New Mexico’s volunteer leaders, Jerry Gunderson, of Las Cruces, and Mabel Blacksheep, of Window Rock, AZ, have been accepted into the AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute. The Institute is an intensive leadership program that prepares volunteers for new responsibilities and opportunities that support AARP’s mission. Each state nominates volunteers who have done outstanding work and would benefit from this unique development opportunity. “Jerry Gunderson moved to Las Cruces from Bloomington, MN, just a few years ago, where he …

Nominations Sought for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 New Mexico Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ volunteers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  “The Andrus Award for Community Service is a unique opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional volunteers we have in New Mexico who give of their time and talents to make life better for others,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “It is …

AARP New Mexico Information Center Volunteers Honored for Work with AARP Driver Safety

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering Representatives of the AARP New Mexico State Office and AARP Driver Safety will be honoring AARP New Mexico’s Albuquerque Information Center volunteers in April. In 2013, the Center had the most participants in Driver Safety courses held at the Center compared to all other AARP Information Centers and AARP State Offices that hosted classes. A plaque honoring this achievement will be presented at the April luncheon. “AARP Driver Safety would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the AARP …

AARP NM Names Long-Time Senior Advocate Top 2013 Volunteer

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering Mary Beavis, of Albuquerque, has been named AARP New Mexico’s 2013 Andrus Award winner. The award is named for AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and is given to a volunteer who most exemplifies her example and motto of  “to serve, not to be served.”  “Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus would be pleased that this year’s recipient of the Andrus Award was, like herself, a teacher,” said Jackie Cooper, AARP New Mexico State President. “Mary knew her way around a high …

Four Individuals Added to AARP NM’s Hall of Fame

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Volunteering From time to time, AARP New Mexico seeks to honor individuals who have had a significant impact on making New Mexicans’ lives better by naming them to the Hall of Fame. “This year, we were able to add the names of four individuals, who really over a significant period of time, have worked hard to improve their state and the lives of the people who live here,” said Jackie Cooper, AARP New Mexico State President.  “These individuals are volunteers who …