AARP Wisconsin: Seeks nominees for 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service

Connect: Jim Flaherty
AARP Wisconsin
608-286-6308 or (cell) 608-698-0928

Madison, Wisconsin – AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Wisconsin Andrus Award for Community Service, an award which honors Wisconsinites age 50-plus who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP Wisconsin is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Wisconsinites who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Sam Wilson, Director AARP Wisconsin.

The AARP Wisconsin Executive Council of leadership volunteers will evaluate nominees on how they have improved their community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired others to volunteer. One winner will be selected. An award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Wisconsin Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

· Nominee must be 50 years or older.

· 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.

· This is not a retrospective award.

Nominations, which are due by June 1, can be made online at www.aarp.org/AndrusAward

A $1,000 donation will be made to the winner’s charity of choice. Nominators are invited to participate in the award and check presentation.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 51 outstanding individuals from around the country.

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