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AARP Maine Announces New Volunteer State President

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AARP Maine is pleased to announce the selection of Bangor resident, André Chassé, to serve as our new Volunteer State President!

“This is an exciting and influential role,” said Noël Bonam, AARP Maine State Director. “André Chassé is a person of energy and commitment who is passionate about Maine and the well-being of the people who live in our state. We are excited to work with André in this capacity as we forge dynamic social change for Mainers 50+ and their families.”

For the last two years, André Chassé has been serving on the AARP Maine Executive Council and spearheading many initiatives and events to support his community. Originally from Maine, Chassé spent 30 years in Southern California before returning to Maine in 2014, where he has settled back in his hometown of Bangor, working for Northern Light Health as Retirement Benefits Manager.

Before embarking on his career in human resources and employee benefits, Chassé studied music performance at the University of Maine and the University of California, Irvine. Chassé continues to be involved in music at his home church, Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC (HSCC), in Bangor, as well as singing with the Black Bear Men’s Chorus at the University of Maine in Orono.

Chassé’s community involvement includes serving on the Stewardship Committee at HSCC; being a board member with Equality Maine, and serving on the Advisory Committee on Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Human Rights for the City of Bangor. Chassé holds a Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of Maine.

As part of his Volunteer State President role, Chassé will continue to serve as an active member of the AARP Maine Volunteer Executive Council and an integral member of the AARP Maine Tuesdays at the State House volunteer corps. The group works with AARP Maine staff members to review legislation, engage state legislators, draft testimony, and monitor legislative committee meetings.

AARP Maine’s Volunteer State President works in collaboration with the State Director to further the Association’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in many areas including retirement security, caregiver supports and services, fair utility rates and age-friendly community initiatives.

When asked what he hopes to accomplish as the AARP Maine Volunteer State President, Chassé said: “Much of the success that AARP Maine has achieved is a direct result of the efforts of its volunteer corps who work tirelessly on behalf of older Mainers. AARP is a powerful, non-partisan organization for the entire age 50+ community and I look forward to expanding our reach so we can increase engagement with AARP members and their families throughout our state.”

Chassé says he is honored to have been selected as the next Volunteer State President as AARP Maine continues its work to address the issues that matter to those 50 and older. “I am deeply honored to have been selected for this exciting and important volunteer role,” he says. “I look forward to working closely with AARP Maine volunteers, staff and our extended family in this new capacity.”

Chassé will serve as Volunteer State President for a two-year term.

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