Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community
AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The annual award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958 at the age of 73.
The screening of nominees will be performed by a panel of AARP staff and volunteers. This screening includes the review of a range of criteria including each nominees’ positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 and over, their improvement of the community in or for which the work was performed, and the ways in which their volunteerism inspires others.
Rich Livingston, current AARP Maine Volunteer State President, stated “The AARP Maine Andrus Award acts as a symbol to our members and to the public that we can all work together for positive social change. AARP makes things better for society and has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions AARP volunteers make to their communities and neighbors.”
AARP Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Nominees must be 50 or older;
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay;
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must reflect AARP's vision and mission;
- Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not;
- The recipient must live in the awarding state; and
- This is not a posthumous award.
The application deadline is July 17, 2015. For nomination forms and further information, go to http://bit.ly/YtuvRl
The AARP Maine 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’s recipient was Dottie Megna of Portland.
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