Curtis A. Talley of Lansford will receive the 2010 Andrus Award for Community Service from AARP in September. The award is the social welfare organization’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service and symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
AARP North Dakota selected Talley for his years of volunteer service and for the impact he has on the lives of others and on his community.
Talley has been an active AARP volunteer since 2007, serving as an instructor for the AARP Driver Safety program. But his volunteer service extends beyond AARP.
Talley has served on the Northwest Ministry Trust of North Dakota for 15 years. Locally, Tally has served on the park board, the community club board, his church council, and the cemetery board. He has served as secretary of the Masonic Lodge for 20 years.
Talley has also been involved in supporting youth by improving the public park with playground equipment and helping each year to get the local baseball field ready for high school games and summer American Legion baseball games. His local school once recognized him for volunteering to run the clock at basketball games for 20 years.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes members and volunteers who, through volunteer service, are significantly enhancing the lives of individuals age 50 and over.
“This award acts as a symbol not only to our members, but people of all ages, that we can all work together for positive social change,” says AARP North Dakota State President David Peterson. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions AARP volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”
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