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Battlefield, Missouri resident James “Jim” Clemmons has been selected to receive the 2015 Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service. Clemmons, former AARP Missouri Volunteer State President is currently the Volunteer Regional Director for AARP’s South Central Region.
Clemmons was an AARP Driver Safety Instructor and now serves his local community as a member of the Board of Directors for Daybreak Family/Teen Addiction Counseling, Battlefield Board of Adjustments, and Advisor to the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging. He is also a former Junior Achievement instructor.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award. The honoree is selected for sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others.
“He is an exceptional volunteer for our organization and many others,” said Craig Eichelman, AARP Missouri state director who announced the selection. “He is a really nice guy and a terrific mentor who exemplifies the AARP motto, ‘To serve, not to be served’.”
The award was formally presented to Clemmons at a 10:00 a.m. ceremony on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Battlefield Fire Protection District Headquarters. In honor of the Missouri Andrus Award winner, Clemmons presented a donation check from AARP Missouri in the amount of $1500 to the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging. Clemmons selected the agency to receive the award in his honor.
Congratulations Jim on this well deserved award!