Whitley County Chapter AARP news

Wilma Bender’s husband is a patient at Miller’s Merry Manor.  Sympathy was also extended to Barb Hawn for the recent loss of her husband, David.

There was no health report. Judith Hicks advice on legislation was, to encourage everyone to get out and vote on November 2. Then Marie Hockemeyer presented the “Five things you need to know on election day.” They are; plan ahead, bring a photo ID, vote early, pay attention to signs at the polls and know the laws.

New officers for 2011 were accepted as appointed.  President-Pat Loe, Vice President-Phyllis Shaffer, Secretary-Virginia Wright and Treasurer-Jeanette Zumbrun.

Next month we will meet on November 2 with a musical program presented by Alicia  Evans, leader of the River City Chorus. The December 7 meeting will be a catered luncheon at 12 noon at the Woodlands,  To make a reservation, contact Jeanette Zumbrun at 244-3435.

The guests for October were Curt Sylvester, member of the State AARP executive council and Clyde Hall, Indiana’s State AARP President. The two surprised the membership by presenting a 30 year plaque to the Chapter for their service to Whitley County. Clyde Hall then spoke about the history of AARP. In 1948, Percy Andreas, a retired school teacher, started AARP. By 1958, AARP offered insurance to their members.  Gradually AARP began to offer such services as: Healthcare, Social Security, assistance with national disasters, driver’s training credit on car insurance and tax aid.

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