AARP Chapter News – What’s new with Spokane 384?

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering By Scotty Loaiza Scotty Loaiza 2014 has been a busy but fun year for AARP Chapter 384, Spokane, Washington. Our dedicated chairpeople continue to do impressive work for our chapter! Perhaps, Louise Branson, makes the biggest difference in attendance. As Telephone/Social chairlady, she calls aprx 70 members to remind of meeting plus special events. Plus sends all cards. Dr. George Rice, Legislative, keeps us updated with many important dates and events. He and Art Krell volunteer at SHIBA making seniors …

Getting Lost In Morocco

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering By Jeremiah McDaniel, Peace Corps West Coast Region Thousands of miles from her home, Mary Liz Chaffee found herself moving along a dusty, bumpy path, deep in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  Alone and isolated she made her way to the family compound where she would spend the next two years of her life, a life without running water, without electricity, a life as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  For Chaffee, then 52, this was exactly where she wanted to …

Bellingham Herald: “Retired aerospace number-cruncher helps low-income people with their taxes”

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering Check out this great Bellingham Herald profile of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer Carlton Nathon. Nathon along with hundreds of other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help low-to-moderate income people fill out their tax returns. According to the article, Nathon enjoys the volunteer work because he gets to help more than 100 families in a few months. “We’re heroes,” he says. “We get to do returns and make new friends.” Read the full article on the Bellingham Herald website.   More information …

AARP Chapter News – Spotlight on Spokane 384

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering By Mary “Scotty” Loaiza, Chapter Secretary Spokane, Washington AARP Chapter 384 is awesome due to our dedicated Committee Chairpersons!   Our officers do a fine job but our Chairpersons are the glue making us a successful Chapter. Each month this is why: Membership, Dolores Kagi, keeps track of total membership (80 and counting) and reminds us to invite new people to join.  And, she supplies all with name tags. Telephone Chair, Louise Branson calls those listed to remind of meeting, bakery  …

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering AARP Washington is seeking nominations for the 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. If you know of an outstanding volunteer, we want to hear about them! AARP Washington will donate $1,000 to the registered charity of the winner’s choice.* AARP Washington will also donate $500 to the chosen charity of two finalists.* AARP Washington Andrus …

Volunteer Healthcare Professionals Needed for Giant Free Health Clinic

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering Dental, vision and medical healthcare providers are asked to volunteer their services for  Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical®: a free 4-day clinic to be held at Seattle Center on October 23 – 26, 2014. An initiative connecting underserved and vulnerable populations to the health services and resources they need seeks professional volunteers to provide free dental, vision and medical care at a giant health clinic, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The clinic, produced in …