Make a Nomination for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service now through June 1st. The Andrus Award, which is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Previous Andrus Award winners in Oklahoma include: Phyllis Crosswell (2013);  Linda Johnson Huggins (2012); Gladys Jordan Lytle (2011); Dr. John Edwards (2010); Dr. Gerald Gustafson (2009); …

Oklahoma Volunteer Nominated for National Community Service Award

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering Long-time AARP Oklahoma volunteer Gerrie Cordes, who currently serves as vice president of the Custer County Chapter, was nominated for AARP’s annual Chapter and Unit Community Service Award. The award is given on behalf of AARP and NRTA (National Retired Teacher’s Association) to a person providing the most outstanding service to the community through a chapter or unit-sponsored service project in 2013. Gerrie will receive a pin commemorating her nomination for this prestigious award. She has previously served as president …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance & Preparation Beginning in February

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering By DICK MITCHELL AARP Tax Aide Volunteer  AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.  Last year, 362 Oklahoma AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped …

Honoring, Helping & Protecting Indian Elders

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering   By DR. JOHN EDWARDS Former Governor, Absentee Shawnee Tribe AARP Oklahoma Executive Council According to Native American tradition, leaders should always look seven generations behind and seven generations ahead when making decisions. It’s a way of making sure that our past is always connected to our future. What can we learn from the past? As Indian people we are taught the ways of our people through stories, song and language. We know the value of respecting and honoring our …

Fred Piraro Named State Coordinator for AARP Oklahoma Driver Safety

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering Long-time volunteer Fred Piraro has been named Oklahoma AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator. Piraro first became a Driver Safety instructor after taking a course 15 years ago taught by former Driver Safety Coordinator, the late Tillman Ryser. “I had retired and was looking for something that I could do that would help the community,” Piraro said. “My wife and I talked it over and I’ve been a Driver Safety volunteer ever since.” Most recently, Fred has been the Chief Trainer …

AARP Tax-Aide State Coordinator: Volunteers Needed for 2014

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Volunteering By DICK MITCHELL AARP Oklahoma Tax-Aide Volunteer   AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers in Oklahoma to assist in tax assistance and preparation and to become leadership coordinators, according to AARP Oklahoma Tax-Aide State Coordinator Shirley Raymond. Raymond, who lives in Chandler, recently began her second stint as Tax-Aide State Coordinator for Oklahoma. “Tax-Aide is a wonderful service,” she says. “Taxes are part of our lives that we can’t ignore and …