Former AARP State President Diana "Dee" Hatch received the Andrus Award for Community Service at the AARP Volunteer Jam in Durham. Dee's distinguished community service and devotion to AARP has helped improve the lives of older adults in North Carolina.
LEGACY OF SERVICE
AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of ourfounder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. From the beginning, her motto, “to serve, not to be served has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, our most prestigious and visible volunteer award. This year, the Andrus Award for Community Service recognized fifty-three unique individuals, one from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, who have demonstrated the power to make life better in their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, visionand commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer.