Members of Chapter 632, AARP, were advised at the Aug. 30 meeting of the chapter that 2008 will be the 50th anniversary of AARP and that the local chapter will be requested to have special activities for the anniversary, according to Don Rose, legislative chairman.
The meeting at the Generations Center was conducted by Jean Pasley with Mr. Rose leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Wilma Ballard giving the invocation.
Louise Kohl and Evelyn Hudson were recognized for having August birthdays.
Following a potluck supper, Mr. Rose told several humorous stories, including "Two Little Snakes," "Hardwick and Sedrick" and "Chisel Cain and Flipperlip."
Various reports were given, and it was announced that AARP will award $1,000 to one school in each state in the United States that has done something innovative and special since 2003. Application by the school principal must be submitted by Oct. 1 and applies to grades eight through 12. Mr. Rose said he would contact all nearby schools.