A member of the advocacy staff from Texas AARP will provide a legislative update at our June 21 meeting.
The advocacy staff have worked very hard this legislative session. They have built relationships with legislators, and coordinated visits with legislators and AARP volunteers for a successful session. As Bob Jackson, State Director, recently said, “Spending proposals and policy changes supported by AARP have been respectfully addressed, and we’ve seen many successes related to our legislative agenda, which included efforts to ease stress for family caregivers, protect seniors from financial exploitation, help patients combat surprise medical bills, strengthen nursing home quality, and more.” The speaker will explain how these bills will affect our lives.
At Chapter 2426 meeting featured two speakers on finance.
Kris Raab, Communication Workers of America,
spoke on income inequality
Sue Castle spoke on Bitcoins.
Austin Pets Alive volunteer, Stephanie Chaumont, and speaker, Terry Ross, with dog, Baxter, who is waiting to be adopted.
The speaker at our April 19 meeting, Terry Ross, talked about Austin Pets Alive and the volunteers who help make Austin the largest No Kill city in the United States. Members brought to bring canned wet food for the puppies and kittens.
For more information on how to volunteer, adopt or foster a dog or cat:
Our November program was presented by Ashley Pace and Chase Norris of Austin Recycles.
Chapter 2426 Officers Elected for 2017
President: Pete Skalnik
Vice President: Elaine Benton
Secretary: Ed Gonzales
Assistant Secretary: Marilyn Totten
Treasurer: Barbara Fetonte
Assistant Treasurer: Caryn Gulas
Nominating Committee Chair: Ray Vaughn
Board of Directors (in addition to officers):
Mary Ragland, Al Prewitt, Barbara Kaiser
Chapter 2426 member Pat Thomas was honored by representative Ann Kitchens at the October meeting for her work to create Roll and Stroll. She was presented with a proclamation of December 5, 2016 as Austin Roll and Stroll day!!
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