RON SCHLAGHECK, Winchester, TN
Ron Schlagheck (Lead AARP Congressional Advocacy volunteer) was recently awarded the 2014 Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Florida Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Some achievements contributing to this award included his role as NASA's Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Deployment team and manager of the the International Space Station Low gravity Materials research program. Ron got his bachelor and masters degrees in engineering in the late sixties. His many volunteer activities outside AARP includes civic committees, aerospace professional societies and the University of Florida alumni association.
CAROLYN RAMBO, Knoxville, TN
Carolyn Rambo was selected AARP Driver Safety 2013 Tennessee Volunteer of the Year, a true testament to her dedication, enthusiasm and passion for helping others.
Carolyn retired in 2006 and became a volunteer for AARP Driver Safety shortly after. She has served as District Coordinator, supervising eight instructors, and recently served on the curriculum review panel for the new AARP Safe Driver course. She is a certified Smart Driver instructor and is now the chief trainer for the revamped program. She is also the Volunteer Information Systems Data Manager.
According to Carolyn, volunteering is her way of giving back to others. As she puts it, “volunteering keeps us young and it gives me a contented feeling”.
MYRNA KING, Nashville, TN
Myrna King was nominated for the prestigious Strobel Award, for the impact her volunteerism has had on the capacity of AARP in Tennessee. Myrna has been an AARP volunteer since responding to our request for help rebuilding homes after the Nashville floods in 2011. In addition to her involvement with her AARP Chapter, and episodic activities throughout Middle Tennessee, for the past three years, Myrna has been providing support to the Nashville office at least one day a week. Her commitment and dedication has allowed our staff and volunteers across the state to engage more members in more meaningful work, projects, and partnerships.