Here in Columbus our office overlooks the Ohio Statehouse and today, even with the frigid effects of the record-breaking polar vortex, the turnout to pay respect to Ohio’s own Honorable Senator John Glenn is a steady stream, expected to reach the thousands before the evening is over. AARP Ohio joins the nation and especially our great state of Ohio, as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Senator Glenn.
That doesn’t mean this short session wasn’t an eventful one! And, it certainly didn’t mean our work ended once the Hoosier Employee Retirement Options bill, or HERO, did not receive the legislative action it deserved.
We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama, loyal member of the AARP DC Ward Circle Chapter 2183. He was 96 years-old and is survived by his wife of 51 years, Fumiko, a younger brother, George and sister, Tomi. Kelly attended the most recent Ward Circle Chapter meeting on June 16. His memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. (Washington Post obituary: http://bit.ly/1sRvOUW ) In recent years, Kelly’s chapter members learned that he was a highly decorated veteran of World War II, credited with saving the life of the late Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii during the war.
Shirley Waugh has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service - the organization's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service. The award recognizes Waugh's lifelong commitment to volunteerism, public service and building a better community, as well as her courage and unique ability to inspire others to get involved.
They're in the community every day - volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help others in need. They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks - just because it's the right thing to do. AARP Nevada seeks to recognize these community leaders through the Andrus Award for Community Service. Each year, the Andrus Award recognizes volunteers who have made their communities better in ways that support AARP's mission and vision, and that inspire others to volunteer.
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