Two Rio Grande Valley residents have joined the all-volunteer leadership group that establishes strategic goals and objectives for the Association’s statewide presence consistent with AARP’s national strategies. Their work will help position AARP as an influential voice for older Texans.
The all-volunteer AARP Texas Executive Council functions as a working advisory board for the Association in the Lone Star State. Currently, the Executive Council is looking for new members in El Paso and in the Rio Grande Valley.
AARP volunteers do everything from addressing state and federal legislators about issues of importance to the 50-plus population, to public speaking, to telephone town halls or behind-the-scenes organizing.
For decades, Don and Rebecca Martin – and their team of 15 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers – have selflessly served their Longview community by helping residents tackle the daunting task of filing taxes.
A committed advocate and mentor, Dr. Charlotte Travis has devoted decades to serving children, teachers and retirees. Along with two other Texans, Travis received this year's AARP Texas Andrus Award for Community Service.
A long-time activist and community advocate, Rodd Gray is a powerhouse fundraiser and devoted volunteer to the Resource Centre of Dallas. Along with two other Texans, Gray received this year's AARP Texas Andrus Award for Community Service.
George Barnette is an eager leader, giver and organizer, and has been involved in an impressive litany of projects. Along with two other Texans, Barnette received the 2020 AARP Texas Andrus Award for Community Service.
From July to August, 15 Dallas-based AARP volunteers devoted their time to crafting an array of cards with messages of hope and encouragement for nursing home and assisted living residents.
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