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AARP Iowa Seeks 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominees

AARP Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service - the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award - which honors 50+ Iowans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP Iowa is excited to shine a light on 50+ Iowans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP State President Chuck Betts.

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Iowa’s Executive Council based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall. 


AARP Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Nominee must be 50 years or older.
• The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.
• The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.
• Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
• This is not a posthumous award.

The winning nominee will receive a $1,000 check to donate to the non-profit organization of their choice.

Please contact the AARP Iowa office at 1-866-554-5378 for further details on the Andrus Award or click here to view eligibility guidelines and a nomination form. Nominations are due by August 10, 2018.

The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 51 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country, including Ila Plasencia (pictured above) of West Des Moines, who was honored for her work involving the establishment of scholarships and educational achievement award recognition for Latino students.

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