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AARP Wyoming Seeks Nominations for Andrus Award

CHEYENNE - AARP Wyoming is seeking nominations for the organization’s most prestigious volunteer award, the Andrus Award.

The award, named after AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP's mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service. Only one volunteer per state (or couple performing service together) can receive the award.  

Other requirements for nomination include:

  • Nominee must be at least 50 years old;
  • The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay;
  • The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP's vision and mission;
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible;
  • The recipient must live in the awarding state;
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Nominations for the award will be accepted until June 1. Those interested in recognizing an outstanding volunteer in their community can nominate someone by clicking here or going to:  https://www.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-03-2010/andrus_award_nomination_form.html

Last year’s Andrus Award winner was won by Clayton and Gloria Jensen who are coaches at the Casper Boxing Club in Casper. The Casper Boxing Club seeks to use the mind and body as a catalyst to bring about change, creating an environment to reach youth who others may have written off as unreachable. The Jensen’s efforts include work with the Police Athletic Club, as well as Rock Steady Boxing, a program in which Parkinson’s Patients go through boxing training, which has been shown to slow, or arrest the advancement of the disease. To check out a video of last year’s Andrus Award winners, click here .

For more information, contact AARP Wyoming at 307-432-5802 or email tlacock@aarp.org.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

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