April 4, 2013
Local AARP Chapter 632 met March 28 at the Generations Center. New President Colista Ledford opened the meeting, Don Rose led the Pledge of Allegiance and Frank Vermillion gave the devotion. Ellie Johnston celebrated her birthday in March, and the group celebrated the 17th wedding anniversary of Elizabeth and James Gay. Rose informed the chapter the bill on land line phones was defeated, and members expressed concerns with the consumer price index. Ledford asked the chapter to pray for sick members.
December 17, 2012
The AARP Chapter 632 met Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Generations Center. Don Rose, president, presided. Bill Burton led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the blessing. Bobbye Woodruff and Joyce Barnes celebrate birthdays in December. The members enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner, which included ham that was cooked by Don and Janet Rose. The president announced that a total of $825 was being donated to the following charities: $75, Hurricane Sandy relief/American Red Cross; $300, Generations Center; $75, Operation Happiness; $75, Clark County Community Services; $50, AARP Foundation; $75, Clark County Homeless Coalition; $75, Rapha Ministries; $100, Betty Ballard.
July 30, 2012
AARP Chapter 632 met Thursday, June 28, at the Generations Center at 6 p.m. Don Rose, president, presided. In lieu of the Pledge of Allegiance, The Journeymen, guests for the evening, sang the national anthem. Betty Smith gave the blessing for the food. Members celebrating June birthdays were Mary Rupsis and Don Rose. After a potluck supper, The Journeymen entertained. A short business meeting followed. Members turned in donations in lieu of having a yard sale.
May 25, 2012
The local AARP chapter is participating in a national campaign to give seniors a say in the future of Medicare and Social Security, and to take their say to Washington lawmakers. “You've Earned a Say” aims to take the debate about Medicare and Social Security from behind closed doors in Washington out into the open, according to AARP. The two programs have come under fire in the last year because of national budget debates. “We are tired of Congress telling the seniors what is good for the seniors,” said Don Rose, president of the local AARP chapter and eastern Kentucky chapter specialist.
January 25, 2012
The AARP Chapter 632 met Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the Generations Center. Don Rose, president, presided. Bill Burton led the Pledge of Allegiance and Betty Ballard gave the blessing. The president announced that a total of $1,050 was donated to the following charities: - The Generation Center $300 - Community Services $200 - Homeless Coalition $200 - Rapha Ministries $100 - AARP Foundation $100 - Operation Happiness $200 Members were encouraged to conact congressional representatives to express their opposition to cuts made to programs for the elderly.
July 28, 2009
AARP met at 6 p.m., June 25, at the Generations Center. Paul Blackwell conducted the meeting and led the pledge. Wilma Ballard led the group in the Lord's prayer. Don Rose introduced the speaker, AARP State Director of Communications Scott Wegenast. He spoke on health care reform. AARP has two new chapters, one in Boyle County and one in Montgomery County. The national day of service is Sept. 11. The regional picnic at Jacobson Park in Lexington Sept. 12. Reports were given by Jean Vaught and Don Rose.
April 17, 2009
AARP met March 26 at the Generations Center at 6 p.m. The meeting was conducted by president Paul Blackwell. Don Rose led the Pledge of Allegiance. Wilma Ballard led the group in prayer before the potluck dinner. Forty-two members and guests were present. Rose read a story by Joseph Rupsis, "Calm on the Pacific Ocean. " Birthdays were celebrated by Jim Crowell, June Curtis and Joseph Rupsis. Two new members were present, Mary Lisle and Jeanette Star. Visitors present were Arline and Clair Hunter, Valerie Hunt and Jerry Ferguson.
January 7, 2009
AARP met Dec. 4 at the Generations Center. Don Rose led the pledge to the flag. Wilma Ballard led the group in the Lord's Prayer. Marie Smith was recognized for having a birthday in December. Dee Olsen was welcomed back. Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham installed the new officers. There were 40 members and guests in attendance. New officers are Paul Blackwell, president; Jim Crowell, vice president; Jean Vaughn, secretary and nominating committee member; Don Rose, treasurer; Janet Rose, program chair; Clyde and Evelyn Hudson, membership chairs; Elizabeth Gay, community services and nominating committee member; Colista Ledford, public relations; and Larry Bosco, nominating committee member.
October 8, 2008
AARP met Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Generations Center. Don Rose conducted the meeting in the absence of Colista Ledford. He also led the pledge to the flag. Wilma Ballard said the blessing and the prayer for others before a potluck meal was served. Forty members and guests took part in the meal. The Rockers, Willard Richie, Zoe Fields, Jean Pasley, Bonnie Biggerstaff, Linda Jordan and Holly Blevins, provided the entertainment. New officers were reported on from the nominating committee by Jean Vaughn and voted on. Officers are president Paul Blackwell, vice president Jim Crowell, secretary Jean Vaughn, treasurer Don Rose and program chairwoman Janet Rose.
September 11, 2008
AARP Chapter 632 met Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Generations Center. Colista Ledford conducted the meeting. Don Rose led the pledge to the flag. Wilma Ballard gave the table blessing and the prayer for others. Forty members and guests were served a potluck dinner. Jessie Stapleton was a guest for the evening. Colista read a letter from Diane Akers thanking the group for the school supplies given by the group. Chapter 632 has done everything required by AARP and received $100.