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Volunteer Spotlight: Guy Chapdelaine

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AARP is thrilled to feature Guy Chapdelaine in this edition of the Volunteer Spotlight.

Early in his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Guy served as the Director of Audits for the Office of the Legislative Budget Assistant with the State of New Hampshire. Guy’s background as a CPA also had him working as a partner with an international accounting firm at one point in his career. In addition to being a CPA, he also has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

After retiring, Guy was looking for something meaningful to become involved with –a way to contribute. He became involved with AARP New Hampshire after attending an informational session about the Capital City Task Force (CCTF).  Guy enjoys being part of the Capital City Task Force because it empowers him to advocate for senior issues such as Elder Financial Exploitation, Paid Leave and Home and Community-Based Services.  In 2017 alone, Guy attended more than 15 legislative hearings, primarily hearings of the House and Senate finance committees.  Guy also testified on a House Bill AARP supported where consumers wouldn’t have to pay to freeze and unfreeze their credit – and the bill passed!  At the First Congressional District forum this year, Guy was one of two volunteers selected to ask questions of candidates Eddie Edwards and Chris Pappas.  In 2017, it was AARP’s great honor to recognize Guy as the Advocacy Volunteer of the Year for his tremendous contributions.

In Guy’s spare time, he reads a lot of American history. He has read biographies of every U.S. president chronologically up to George H. W. Bush.  He enjoys baseball and is a partial Red Sox season ticket holder, and also enjoys live theatre via Broadway In Boston.  He volunteers for Bedford’s Rotary Club serving as the club’s treasurer, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Bank.

To those interested in volunteering, Guy wants people to know that AARP is a “wonderful organization” that advocates for seniors. Guy says that in addition to an ability to listen to everyone’s point of view and be a part of an eclectic volunteer group; new volunteers will build important personal relationships and be a part of an “effective” organization.  For Guy, the most valuable thing he gets from volunteering is being able to give back to his community, as he enjoys being able to help others with his time and talents.  It’s truly an honor to recognize Guy Chapdelaine and his achievements for this edition of the Volunteer Spotlight.

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